THE DISCOURSE ON LANGUAGE
Music by Gary Radford; Lyrics by Gary Radford and Michel Foucault
Debut: Bottle Hill Pub, December 11, 2009

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Performed at The Professors 20th Anniversary Concert (1995-2015)
The Dreyfuss Theater, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
December 12, 2015
Videography by Kevin Wojtaszek

Listen to The Discourse on Language on SoundCloud
This demo version was recorded by Gary Radford, June 4, 1998.
All instruments and vocals by Gary Radford



Lyrics

Your discourse enfolds me, it brings me to life in a phrase
Your language defines me, it gives me my place in your maze
Please don't speak me, please don't say me
Please don't speak me, please don't say me
Don't colonize my lifeworld

I must go on, I must say words as long as there's words
I must say them until they find me, until they say me
Maybe it's done already, maybe they've already said me
Maybe it's done already, maybe they already said me
Borne me to the threshold of my story

You've nothing to fear from launching out
Your discourse is within the order of things
We've waited a long time for your arrival
We shall both honor and disarm you
And if it has a certain power
It is we, and we alone, who give it that power

Your discourse enfolds me, it brings me to life in a phrase
Your language defines me, it gives me my place in your maze




Copyright 1998 by Gary Radford. All rights reserved

This page last updated January 20, 2016 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.