Gulliver’s Travels

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Like some sort-of obscene scene
From Gulliver’s Travels
I could swear I saw at least
One eye open

I don’t think
These straps
Will hold him down
Wouldn’t want to be around
When it’s found….

Some sort-of scene
You wish you could avoid
Now you’re paranoid

This strange island
That we call Earth
The Frankenstein of giants
That we gave birth

Some sort-of obscene scene
From Gulliver’s Travels
That giant is starting to wake
And, I’d stand back
In fact, I’d run
Yeah, it’s absurd in the suburb

Before you come undone
While there is still time
Under your sun
Let’s have some fun

No slow mo
Speed it up 100%
Try to represent
All that we are
All that we think we can be
While there is still
Land and sea
For you and me

“History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of men

Part I: A Voyage to Lilliput and Blefuscu
4 May 1699 — 13 April 1702

The book begins with a very short preamble in which Gulliver, in the style of books of the time, gives a brief outline of his life and history prior to his voyages. He enjoys travelling, although it is that love of travel that is his downfall.

On his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and awakes to find himself a prisoner of a race of people one-twelfth the size of normal human beings, less than 6 inches (15 cm) high, who are inhabitants of the neighbouring and rival countries of Lilliput and Blefuscu. After giving assurances of his good behaviour, he is given a residence in Lilliput and becomes a favourite of the court. From there, the book follows Gulliver’s observations on the Court of Lilliput. He is also given the permission to roam around the city on a condition he not harm their subjects. Gulliver assists the Lilliputians to subdue their neighbours the Blefuscudians by stealing their fleet. However, he refuses to reduce the country to a province of Lilliput, displeasing the King and the court. Gulliver is charged with treason and sentenced to be blinded. With the assistance of a kind friend, Gulliver escapes to Blefuscu, where he spots and retrieves an abandoned boat and sails out to be rescued by a passing ship which safely takes him back home. The building of residence that Gulliver is given in Lilliput is of note, as in this section he describes it as a temple in which there had some years ago been a murder and the building had been abandoned!

The third page in Francisco Goya’s Bordeaux Album I (also known as Album H), one of eight albums of personal drawings created by the Spanish artist, is entitled “Gran coloso durmido (Large giant asleep).” It depicts the large head of a sleeping man, with dozens of miniature people next to and on him, having used ladders to climb up. According to the Goya expert Pierre Gassier (1915–2000) in his catalogue raisonné of Goya’s personal album drawings,[11] Goya was directly inspired by Part I, Chapter I of Gulliver’s Travels.