The Last Words of
By William S. Burroughs
The following text is extracted from the CD "Nothing Here But The Recordings", "From the archives of William S. Burroughs", Industrial Records Ltd.
Extract reproduced and translated with permission of William Burroughs and James Grauerholz.
Click here to listen to it or download it in Real Player : Last Words of Hassan Sabbah
We translate it in different languages for an Interzone CD compilation.
· Arabic version : by Chaya Foufou
· Catalan version : LES ULTIMES PARAULES DE HASSAN SABBAH by Josep Altimiras
1. Oiga amigos ! Oiga amigos ! Paco ! Enrique !
2. Listen to the last words of Hassan Sabbah,
3. The Old man of the Mountain !
4. Listen to my last words, anywhere !
5. Listen all you boards, governments, syndicates, nations of the world,
6. And you, powers behind what filth deals consummated in what lavatory,
7. To take what is not yours ,
8. To sell out your sons forever ! To sell out the ground from unborn feet for ever ?
9. Listen to my last words any world ! Listen if you value the bodies for which you would sell all souls forever!
10. What am I doing over here with the workers, the gooks, the apes, the dogs, the errand boys, the human animals ?
11 . Why don't I come over with the board, and drink coca-cola and make it ?
12. "For God's sake, do not let that Coca-Cola thing out !"
13. Thing is right, Mr Whoever is responsible for that who done it !
14. Explain how the blood, and bones, and brains of a hundred million more or less gooks went down the drain in green piss !
15. So you on the boards could use bodies, and minds, and souls that were not yours, are not yours, and never will be yours.
16. You want Hassan Sabbah to explain that ? To tidy that up !
You have the wrong name and the wrong number !
17. "Don't let them see us, don't tell them what we are doing ! "
18. Are these the words of the all powerful nations and syndicates of the earth ?
19. "- Don't let them see us, don't tell them what we are doing!
20. Not the cancer deal, not the green deal !
21. Do not let that out !
22. Desaster, desaster, unimaginable disaster !
23. Don't show them out, these things take time and that's my business."
24. As usual, Mr Loose ! Short time to go. Minutes to go!
Blue heavy metal people.
25. "- Don't let that out! Don't show them the blues !"
26. Are these the words of the all powerful boards and syndicates of the earth ?
Show them the blues.
27. Crab men ! Pick worms ! Intestinal parasites !
28. Squeezing the air you did not shit it out and eat it again, forever !
29. "Don't let them see us ! Don't tell them what we are doing !"
30. Are these the words of the all powerful boards, syndicates, cartels of the earth ?
31. The great banking families of the world
32. French, English, American ?
33. Like Burroughs, that proud American name ?
34. Proud of what exactly ? Would you all like to see exactly what Burroughs has to be proud of ?
35. Short time racket, heavy metal gimmick ?
36. All right, Mister Burroughs, who bears my name and my words bear it all the way
37. For all to see, in Times Square, in Picadilly,
38. Play it all, play it all, play it all back !
39. Pay it all, pay it all, pay it all back ! ...
40. Shall I show them the blues ?
41. Now! Now! Now !
42. "Premature ! Premature! Premature!"
43. Time for what ? Premature for whom ?
44. I say to all : these words are not premature . These words might be too late.
45. Minutes to go. Minutes to go. Minutes to goo ; Minutes to green goo.
46. "Top secret! For the Board - the Initiates.."
47. Are these the words of the all powerful boards and syndicates of the earth ?
48. These are the words of liars, and cowards, and collaborators and traitors,
Liars who always want more time and more
49. You stole to the sky what was not yours
Poisonning the bodies and the souls forever ! Look ! Look ! Look !
50. "Don't let them see us ! Don't tell them what we are doing !"
51. Are these the words of the great nations, the all powerful boards and syndicates of the earth ?
52. These are the names of liars, and cowards, and collaboraters and traitors
53. Collaborators with insect people,
54. With any people anywhere who offers you a body forever, to shit forever.
55. For this you have sold your sons forever,
56. The ground under unborn feet forever !
57. Traiters to all souls everywhere !
58. You on the boards, who want others to pay for you,
59. With your deals to take what is not yours !
60. You on the board, who now say :
61. "Protect us from our our gooks
62. Protect us from our human animals."
63. Are these the words of the all powerful boards and syndicates of the earth ?
64. And you want the name of Hassan Sabbah on your filth deals
65. To sell out the unborn ?
66. "Protect us from our gooks, our dogs, our human animals !"
67. Are these the words of the all powerful boards, your powerful syndicates
68. Your powerful governments and nations of the earth ?
69. Liars ! Liars! Liars! Cowards! Cowards ! Cowards!
70. Who cannot even face your own dogs !
71. Traitors to all souls everywhere ! Sold out to shit forever :
72. You, miserable collaborators,
73. Now ask protection of Hassan Sabbah ?
74. "Protect us from our gooks, our human animals ?"
75. No, no, no, I will not protect you,
76. And you will never use the name of Hassan Sabbah - William Burroughs to cover your green shit deals with crab-men.
77. My words are for all,
78 I repeat for all !
79. No one is excluded !
80. Free to all who pay , free to all who pay and pain for all to see , for all to see!
81. In Picadilly, in Time Square, Place de la concorde,
82. In all the streets and plazas of the world !
83. Pay, pay, pay !
84. Play it all, play it all , play it all back !
85. Pay it all, pay it all, pay it all back !
86. See my writing the silent accross all your skies,
87. The silent writing of Brion Gysin - Hassan Sabbah.
88. The silent writing of space, the writing of Hassan Sabbah
89. All out of time ! All into space ! Forever !
90. PRISONNERS OF THE EARTH, COME OUT!
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