Hologram Of Baal

Anaesthesia

[rev. Aug. 24, 2013]

I remember going out, yeah
Everything is spinning 'round
Remember feeling like I'd drowned
Behind the veil is a sea, yeah
Only entered into chemically
Anaesthesia down so deep

Anaesthesia's numbing
Anaesthesia's coming to you
I don't know why
It seems like I'm flying
On the ground with you

Slow-mo, don't know
I can't stop or go
Where's the show, where?
I got a feeling about someone
I do not know where
So many things need fixing everywhere
Anaesthesia tells me "slow down a little more"
She says "why not sleep a little more"
And tiptoe softly to the door

Anaesthesia's numbing
Anaesthesia's coming to you
I don't know why
It seems like I'm flying
On the ground with you

Anaesthesia's soothing
Anaesthesia's moving with you
I don't know how
It seems like now
It seems like never to me

I remember going out, yeah
Everything was spinning 'round
Remember feeling like I'd drowned

Anaesthesia's numbing
Anaesthesia's coming to you
I don't know why
It seems like I'm flying
On the ground with you

Anaesthesia's soothing
Anaesthesia's moving with me
I don't know how
It seems like now
It seems like never to me

Anaesthesia's soothing
Anaesthesia's moving

 

Ricochet

After the demise of our beloved leader
Everybody knew that something had to give
Cassandra she told me but no one would believe her
I wish I had helped her more than I did

We tried to overcome the threat of the monster
We tried to kneel down and call up the beast
Maria she told me that her kid had just appeared one day
I just can't tell who I adore the least

The rivers run astray
Ricochet
Night feels just like day
Ricochet
And everybody just walk away

In one side of my mind resides a controller
In one side of my mind revolves a relief
And one pain in my brain remains unchanged
I say you cannot explain the grief

Once in a while when the wind has slowed it down
Me and the girls visit struggle town
There's a shop down there selling skulls and powder
But don't ask any questions about her

You can't be a lover if you want to keep on using
What are you using that's stronger than the love
Sometimes I'm knocked out by the damage that you're doing
Knocked out, locked out, push comes to shove

Listen to the wind tearing at the windows
Watching how the white moon melts into the cloud
Important little tyrants, impotent little pharaohs
Man of sorrows lost into the crowd

The rivers run astray
Ricochet
And light feels just like day
Ricochet
And everybody walk away

So if the ladies ask you over to play
Just beware of the ricochet

 

Louisiana

Empty birdcage in her room
Curtains pulled against the moon
Follow her down to Louisiana
Hotel room with the bedside manner
God I've got to get back soon
She wriggles like a fish in the net
Details you can never forget
One thing or another
Never anybody considering the regret

That's my story
Cost a fortune
Louisiana

Black rain falling in the night
Strangers meet in the lamp light
Once in her life Louisiana
Standing alone out on the veranda
Christ I must have been a sight
She struggles like a leaf in the wind
Waiting for the music to begin
One thing or another
Always missed another lover
What a state I'm in

That's my story
Nothing special
Louisiana

Billy moved to Abilene
Lou is searching for morphine
Next stop is Louisiana
No one there with a welcome banner
I don't suppose that they're too keen
She juggled her gentlemen friends
And suddenly the war ends
Coming home finding other men in hiding
Biding her lonely weekends

What a story
Cast of thousands
Louisiana

Empty birdcage in her room
Shadows shrunk against the moon
Follow her down to Louisiana
Hotel room with the bedside manner
God I've got to get back soon
God I've got to get back soon
God I've got to get back soon

 

The Great Machine

[rev. Aug. 30, 2015]

A thousand beggars cram the streets
Your head so deep into the sheets
Pontoons buckle, jungle beats
The day they turned off the great machine

The overworld so slow with ice
Contrary to the committees advice
Oh baby did you look so nice
The day they turned off the great machine

The gardens choke with bursting blooms
Weddings frozen melted grooms
Chasing you through endless rooms
The day they turned off the great machine

The shadows run for phantom trains
Slowly blowing out their brains
Society dames down the drains
The day they turned off the great machine

(The day they turned off the great machine)
(The day they turned off the great machine)
(The day they turned off the great machine)

Well I'm waiting for you in the square
(The day they turned off the great machine)
Everyone was meeting there
Everyone, yeah, there, but unaware
(The day they turned off the great machine)

The day they turned off the great machine
(The day they turned off the great machine)
(The day they turned off the great machine)
(The day they turned off the great machine)
(The day they turned off the great machine)
(The day they turned off the great machine)

 

No Certainty Attached

[rev. Aug. 24, 2013]

You can't confuse me
You can't take me on as you are
You don't dare refuse me
'cause I know where in the garden you buried your star

Slow down (slow), low down
You better break it up
No certainty attached
Slow down (slow), low down
No certainty attached

Crows in the armor
You feel tiny pangs of pain
I thought you were the cat's pajamas
Is there something here should be explained

Slow down (slow), low down
You better take it off
No certainty attached
Slow down (slow), low down
No certainty attached

I'll keep on riding on my star
I'll hold on to it's icy edge
I'll keep on crashing out of space
I'll keep on...

Girls in the windows
Windows in the houses in the streets
Street street streets in the city
City in the country from the clouds

Slow down (slow), low down
You better break it up
No certainty attached
Slow down (slow), low down
No certainty attached

Slow down (slow), low down
Slow down (slow), low down

We're gonna rise above it all
We're gonna pull the curtain back
We're gonna drop right out the sky
We're gonna... (walk)

 

Tranquility

[rev. May 8, 2010]

I heard about Maria, she hated the rat race
And she escaped to a beautiful place
Birds of neo-paradise groove in the trees
The name of her town is Tranquility

Protected by her mantra
Following the formula
In the sun thy will be done

And chasing her rainbows
Talking with her animals
Who say "You see, it's Tranquility"

Under shifting dimensions horizon returns
Smoke in the distance as Babylon burns
Summer in the river scattering the net
And long to remember that it hasn't happened yet

Protected by her mantra
Following the orchestra
In the sun thy will be done

Chasing her rainbows
Talking with her animals
Who say "You see, it's Tranquility"

Protected by her mantra
Following the nebula
In the sun thy will be done

Chasing her rainbows
Talking with her animals
Who say "You see, it's Tranquility"

Boys I've had enough
There's no more smooth just rough
Don't go looking for me
Leave me in Tranquility

 

Buffalo

[rev. May 8, 2010]

Snow came on Friday, I gotta go
Spending winter up in Buffalo
Someone I met there is calling me so
You've got to escape the blues man, don't you know

Days of sickly summer packed up and gone
Nothing helps me, there's nothing wrong
It was so pleasant, incandescent, it's over now
We should get going

Lady I know there, name of Christina
Six lonely lifetimes since I've seen her
She takes you places your heart cannot go
During the winter up in Buffalo

Raised by her fire, dazed in the glow
Winter surrounds us up in Buffalo

Days of drowsy pleasure in the afternoon dark
We drift together, we drift apart
She's got the wherewithal, she's got the knowledge, it's wonderful
I should be going

Out there the Snow Queen is kidnapping boys
Her block-of-ice heart tunes out the noise
And soft in the bedroom her eyes indigo
Sleeping the winter in Buffalo

Down in Buffalo

 

This Is It

[rev. Aug. 24, 2013]

He had a room in the best part of town
He got a chocolate on his eiderdown
Staring out over roofs at the Cross
Suppose he must have felt somewhat at loss

This is it, oh
This is it now
This is it, oh baby
This is it

You couldn't say he was feeling very vibed
What had the quack in London prescribed
You couldn't really say he seemed to care
Sometimes he acted, he wasn't anywhere

This is it, oh baby
This is it now
This is it, oh
This is it

Watching things you put up start to crash
Even though you've got a fistful of cash
Watching the future, it bursts on through
I was one of those who used to envy you

I knew a wise man who didn't own a thing
I knew a happy man who made me feel sad
You never know what the other guy is thinking
Too bad

Sometimes you come upon a fork in the road
What was waiting there he never could have known
Split-second difference, one tiny percent
Yeah, he came and he went

This is it, oh baby
This is it now
This is it, oh
This is it now

 

Another Earth

At the back of your mind
Where you hide your real self
Lay down your head
You see her once more

She wants the moon and stars
She, she needs some time and space
She (wants another Earth) (Bastard Universe)
(Wants another Earth) (hear it coming now)

She wants the moon and stars

At the end of the day
When the light is so soft
You take off your mask
See she's never around

She wants the moon and stars
She, she wants the world to end
She (wants another Earth) (Bastard Universe)
(Wants another Earth) (hear it coming now)

She wants the moon and stars
She, she wants the world to end
She, she needs some time and space
She, she wants another Earth
She needs some time and space
She wants another Earth

 

Glow-Worm

[rev. May 8, 2010]

You're so easy to love
You're so easy to adore
You're easy to want
I always want more
The way you talk
It puts me in a dream
Makes me feel like the cat that had the cream

You're so easy to love
You're easy to be with
I'm telling everybody
That you must be a gift
A gift from higher planes
As a broken soul below
I always wanna be living in your glow

You're so easy to love
You're so easy just to like
And don't change a thing
'Cause everything's just right
You fly like a swan
You sing like a bird
I wanna tell you everything but I can't find the words

You're so easy to love
So lovely just to touch
So beautiful to see
I wanna see you so much
Alone in your head
I wonder where you roam
It doesn't really matter if you always come home

You're so easy to love
So nice just to kiss
You're standing in the light
I'm bathing in the bliss
Beautiful as hell
Wonderful as well
Don't you know I'm buying whatever you can sell

You're so easy to love
So easy to be 'round
Asleep so sweet
But with your tiny sleeping sounds
I hold you in my arms
I see you in my mind
I need you every day
I need you every night

You're so easy to love
You're so easy to admire
You've got me by the heart
If anyone inquires
You're soft and you're strong
You're cool and you're warm
You're delicate, intricate, triumph over form

You're so easy to love
You're so crucial to my life
I want you to know
That everything's alright
The way that you love
It's pure and it's strong
If you stay around nothing can go wrong

 

Tracks from the Louisiana CD Single

Anyway

[rev. Aug. 24, 2013]

Empires crumble in the distance
Violet Crumble in my bowl
Conspiracy theory, Timothy Leary
None of this is good for my soul

Salamander extravaganza
What if I sing like Mario Lanza?

Anyway, in my own way
I don't make sense anymore
It's so hard to fake
One lucky break
Champagne and cake

Young Master Morris has a closet in the forest
But where were the bears when he let down his hair
Pieces of ice dragging over the windscreen
Look out Wonderland we're bursting through the black screen

Anyway, in my own way
I don't make sense anymore
It's so hard to fake
One lucky break
Cocaine and cake

Millions of consumers are lost in the rumors
Overhead the weather sparked lava on their leathers
Fighting real fires with the rabbis and the friars
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker

You know that all of them are users
None of them takers
Making Sunday music with their tom-toms and their shakers

Anyway in my own way
I don't make sense anymore
It's so hard to fake
One lucky break
Champagne and cake

Anyway in my own way
I don't make sense anymore
[Repeated several times]

 

Lizard

[rev. Aug. 24, 2013]

(Lizard, lizard)
(Lizard, lizard)

Lizard, lizard

Still want near-darkness, black summer
Evil drifting beyond
Somewhere a plane leaves
Your skin is strange

You always make it so hard
Lizard
You always make it so hard
Lizard

Morning comes prismed
Your eyes multi-faceted
Dream of the islands out there

You always make it so hard
Lizard
It's always worked so far
Lizard
And you burn so cold (lizard, lizard)
Lizard
You always make it so hard
Lizard

Black storms
White stars
That air rushes past your eyes
Crystalline baby, maybe

You always make it so hard

(Lizard, lizard, lizard)

You always make it so hard
Lizard
It's always worked so far
Lizard
And it burnt so cold (lizard, lizard)
Lizard
You always make it so hard
Lizard
You always make it so hard (lizard, lizard)
(Lizard, lizard)
Lizard
You always make it so hard