Who Sang Lepers and Roses? Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine Balaklava cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Acoustic/Folk/Psychedelic Rock
length: 5:24
writer: Tom Rapp
The halo morning has dissolved
The day is gone
And nothing's solved
For you

The sand castles are merely sand
The sea has crawled back
From your hand
Too soon

In fields where Susan sings
The leopard brings
Yesterday
In upon a string

And all your dead rainbows
Begin to stain
The lace on your raincoat

So leave the blind
Roses behind
You

Orpheus takes you by the hand
Leads you into another land
Land without shade
Where trees are made

For you, Teresius
Will try to find
A monument
To the death of eyes

So leave the blind
Roses behind
You

If you knew tomorrow was
Just yesterday
Hiding behind a mask
What would you ask?
What could you ask?

Alpha and Omega laugh
Behind a glass
Sell bootstraps from a bag
Nowhere to hide
The rest is a lie

So leave the blind
Roses behind
You

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Trumpeter Landfrey...
  • 2 Translucent Carriages
  • 3 Images of April
  • 4 There Was a Man
  • 5 I Saw the World
  • 6 Guardian Angels
  • 7 Suzanne
  • 8 Lepers and Roses
  • 9 Florence Nightingale
  • 10 Ring Thing