Birdshit Buddhas

Birdshit Buddhas

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Birdshit Buddhas
Words & Music: John R. Campbell

Story

Birdshit Buddhas:

Rob Birdwell, trumpet

Chris Rorrer, cello

John R. Campbell, words, guitar synth

Doug Meyers, guitar

Kevin Van Walk, percussion

 

Recorded live at Hovering Horse, Corvallis, Oregon, January 2014

Lyrics

Birdshit Buddhas

 

No exotic buddhas,

plundered or purchased from Asia.

No historic buddhas, slick

from nudging the ages.

Only cheap souvenir buddhas

peeking out from cluttered shelves.

Only concrete garden buddhas--

dusty buddhas, mossy buddhas,

birdshit buddhas, gaudy buddhas.

O glorious plastic buddhas,

o glorious plastic buddhas,

oozed from petroleum swamps.

No exotic buddhas--

only birdshit buddhas.