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the old church yard is where i faded
she watched me while i fell unaided
and in my time when god's army came and got me
i could not find my honeycomb

cherry brown lips of maple
olive creams her eyes and face were
and in that town as i walk as a deserter
i could not find my honeycomb

dance for god dance for mating
the ritual of her figure eighting
and in my mind as i fly above the churchyard
i could not find my honeycomb

Bee Dance
It has long been known that honeybees perform dances on their return to the hive, known as round dance and waggle dance. The nectar-laden bee dances on the comb in a circular pattern, occasionally crossing the circle in a zig-zag or waggle pattern.

In 1947, Karl von Frisch correlated the runs and turns of the dance to the distance and direction of the food source from the hive. The orientation of the dance correlates to the relative position of the sun. There is no evidence that this form of communication depends on individual learning.

Von Frisch performed a series of experiments to validate his theory. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973 for his discoveries.
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The Outer Limits - "ZZZZZ"
"ZZZZZ" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 27 January 1964, during the first season.

A transformation of the most stunning kind takes place as this episode opens, a huge queen bee is seemingly transmuted into a human female.
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"Cropper really liked this song. It's kind of about a bumblebee -- I guess it's somewhat surreal. To really get into it, he left the room while the rest of us cut it. Then he came back and did his solo. He's a big guy, and he's standing in this little control booth, shaking his butt as he's playing, like he's a bumblebee flying around. When he was done he exhaled really heavy, like he'd just eaten the best sandwich he'd ever had. It was totally amazing"
- Frank on recording Honeycomb - Night Times. 12/06/2005

"It's not clear in the lyric, but the mating reference is really about humans. i over simplified the lyrics in my comment that "it was about bees"; maybe more about human to bee transitioning...transforming...see THE OUTER LIMITS.
- Frank Black posting on forum. 01/02/2006

Can you explain the mystery of the title track's lyrics?

"Unrequited love, schoolyard aggression, humiliation, bee behaviour, the haunting of her face, all on a crisp autumn day in the shadow of the steeple, there on the glebe. Ah, to be young again!"
- Frank Black interview in the Sun

SKRATCH: On "Honeycomb" you sing that God's army is coming down to get you. That's pretty scary. That's all I have to say about that. It's a good song, but…aaahhhh. Is there a specific reason you put that in there?

FRANK: "I suppose, [but] I don't know why. I guess I was talking about religion. But it's okay—you don't have to be frightened; it's just a song. Yeah, that's a very strange song about memories from my…I guess it would be memories of my childhood."
- Frank Black interview Skratch magazine

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