“the heavy metal kid” by william s. burroughs in “nova express” (from draft 5) / andre perkowski. 2013

the text (transcription) according to youtube:

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yes he was wising up the marks Willie
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the Fink they called him among other
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things syndicates of the universe
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feeling for him with distant fingers of
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murder normal police yes I think we can
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quash the old nova warrants work with us
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we want names and coordinate points your
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application for biologic transfer will
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have to go through channels and is no
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concern of this department now we’ll
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have a look at your room if you don’t
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mind they went through his photos and
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papers with fingers light and colder
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spring wind Willie had worked with them
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before he knew they were undercover
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agents working under conditions as
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dangerous as his own they were dedicated
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men and they would sacrifice him or any
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other agent to arrest the Nova mob
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Deranian Willie the heavy-metal yet also
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known as Willie the rat he wised up the
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mark this is war to extermination buy
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sell buy sell fruit bodies and mind
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screens of the earth souls rotten from
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the orgasm flesh shuttering from the
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ovens prisoners of the earth come out
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storm the studio work metal smell of
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interplanetary war in the raw noon
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streets swept by screaming last
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blizzards of enemy black
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if lingual sprayed doorways cut word
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lines both no poly work [ __ ]
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breakthrough and grey robe towers open
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fire artisans of all nations open fire
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Dilton last found stabbed killed pilot
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k9 you are cut off back back before the
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whole [ __ ] [ __ ] house goes up return
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to base immediately
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right music being back at the base
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stay out of that time black all pilots
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right and fights back to base technician
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mixed bicarbonate of soda surveying the
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havoc – view screen it was impossible to
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estimate the damage anything put out up
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to now is like pulling a figure out of
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the air enemy installations shattered
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personnel decimated board books taken
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electric waves of resistance sleeping
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through mine screens of the earth a
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message of total resistance on shortwave
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of the world this is war – extermination
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shift lingual cut word lights by break
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DUIs free doorways both though falling
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word falling breakthrough in gray room
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calling partisans of all nation towers
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open fire calling Patterson’s
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the heavy-metal kid returned from a
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short blue holiday on Uranus and brought
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suit against practically everybody in
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the biologic courts they are giving me a
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short count he said in an interview with
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your reporter and I won’t stand still
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for it
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fade-out corridors and patios and
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porticos of the biologic courts swarming
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with terminal life-forms desperately
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seeking extension of canceled and
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missiles and resident certificates
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brokers fixers runners debug lawyers all
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claiming family connection with court
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officials professional half-brothers and
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second cousins twice removed
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petitioners and plaintiffs screaming
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through the halls holding up insect
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claws animal and bird parts all manner
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of diseases and deformities received in
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the service of distant fingers shrieking
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for compensations and attempting to
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corrupt or influence the judges in a
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thousand languages living and dead in
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color flash and nerve talk catatonic
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dances and pantomimes illustrating their
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horrible conditions which many have
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uttered on their flesh to the bone and
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silently pick at the audience chamber
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others carry photo collage banners and
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TV screens flickering their claims
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Willy’s attorneys served the necessary
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low pressure processes and the
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controllers were sucked into the
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audience chamber for the first hearing
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green people in limestone come remote
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green contempt for all feelings and
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proclivities of the animal hosts they
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had invaded with inexorable moves of
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time virus birth death with the disease
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isn’t orgasm drugs and their sexless
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parasite life-forms
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heavy-metal people of Uranus wrapped in
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cool blue mr. vaporized banknotes and
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the insect people of min Rida with metal
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music cold insect brains and their
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agents like white hot buzz saws
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sharpened in the ovens the judge many
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light-years away from possibility of
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corruption gray and calm with inflexible
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Authority reads the brief he appears
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sometimes as a slim young man in short
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sleeves then
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middle-aged and red-faced sometimes very
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old like yellow ivory my god what I miss
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he said at last he glanced at the brief
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it would seem that the Iranians
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represented by the plaintiff Urania and
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Willy and the green people represented
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by Ali one Chapultepec are prepared to
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mediate Willy’s to out personalities
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please stand forward
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Craner I expect that both of you would
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hesitate if you could say fortunately
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you have not been up over briefed you
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must of course surrender all your
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weapons and we will proceed with
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whatever remains gods take them to the
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disinfection chambers and enter the
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biological laboratories biologic
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counselors must be writers that is only
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writers can qualify since the function
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if counselors do create facts that will
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tend to open by logic potentials for his
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client one of the great early counselors
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was Franz Kafka and his briefs are still
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standard the student first writes his
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own brief then folds his pages down the
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middle and lays it on pages of Kafka
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relevant to the case in hand it is not
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always easy to say what is and is not
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relevant to indicate the method here is
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a tentative brief for the first hearing
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in biologic court
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it didn’t affect nothing at all what I
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said these that I take my stand here not
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for myself alone I just steal my clothes
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bag orders to arrest mutts which
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contains your retinue of civil servants
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opposite police and others perhaps even
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Hyneman but I didn’t affect nothing at
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all police and others police and others
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have you clapped it was just to lead me

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