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From an obscure band, Kitchens of Distinction, I have found both the music and the lyrics to "Elephantine" intriguing...

Sharpen your stunted tusks in this city night.
Yesterday a wide-eyed stabbing
Tonight a crowbar fight a desperate fight.

Sleeping alone and drugged
frightened fat and wet
I swear I'm chasing sanity
Lost easy laughter and forgetting.

I'm going south
To feed the animals
I'm going south
Become elephantine.

Elephant in drought-struck shock
is trumpeting her grief.
Stays with her dying baby trunk
stroking dry and persued
She dies too.

How can I justify wailing at these walls?
Every great nation ends up deserving war.