The Gibbons Twins

It’s been a while since I spent some time with my favorite crazy twins, the Gibbons sisters.  June and Jennifer––whose ridiculously bizarre bio can be found here––were, a British correspondent of mine told me, a favorite subject of The Manic Street Preachers, whose music sounds a bit quaint now but who were, in the eighties and nineties, considered the apex of dark.  Below, MSP’s song “Tsunami,” about the Gibbons twins.  (Someone please track down a copy of Pepsi-Cola Addict for me!)

“Tsunami”

For you my dear sister
Holding onto me forever
Disco dancing with the rapists
Your only crime is silence

Can’t work at this anymore
Can’t move I want to stay at home
Tied up to all these crutches
Never far from your hands

Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Can’t speak, can’t think, won’t talk, won’t walk

Doctors tells me that I’m cynical
I tell them that it must be chemical
So what am I doing girl
Cry into my drink I disappear

Eyes for teeth grating over me
Bring down the shadows of my mind
Sleep and breathe under our sheets
Inhale the anxiety in – between, in – between, in – between, in – between

Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me

Through September under the weather

In – between, in – between, in – between, in – between

Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me
Tsunami tsunami
Came washing over me

Take the GI’s I will have the spies

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