Parallel Universe

disc two - mixture

1st Woman On The Moon

[rev. Aug. 27, 2013]

Nothing
[R] Nothing moving
Nothing moving
At first there's only nothing

Shadows, echoes, dream of being in a procession
[L] A procession
[R] Woman helpless slowly hatching, hardly moving
[L] Woman helpless slowly watching, hardly moving
[R] Longing for... [L] A longing...
Longing for a chance at a sweet life
[R] ...the sweet life [L] ...for a chance

Feelings changing shifting weather
[L] For a chance, rusted weather

Quiet mornings, something swimming through the mornings
The sunlight filtered through the water in the rock pools

Human creature, only shadow
[R] Human creature, only shadow
[L] Sunlight filtered through the water in the rock pools
Fragmented figments
[L] Needs to sleep, livin', risin', to the surface
[R] Need for shelter, need for fire

[L] Human creature, only shadow, fragmented figment, need for shelter
[R] Need for shelter, need for fire, a pulling on her calls her body
Need for shelter, need for fire
Pulling on, calls her body

[R] Wasting nothing in the morning
Astral mirror, touching, tasting, wasting nothing
[L] Wasting nothing in that morning
Remember living in the valley
Something angry, something hurts me

Remember blood-dripped clouds at sunset
As the night crept like a panther
[R] Desert blazing, ego conquering, palace gardens, woman singing
A desert blazing, ego conquering, palace gardens, women singing
[R] Singing to me, singing softly, about nothing
Singing to him... of a nothing
[R] Waiting for us, waiting for us, only nothing
[L] Waiting for us
Came before us, all around us, waiting for us
Waiting for us
Waiting for us, only noth... only nothing

 

Espionage

[rev. Aug. 30, 2015]

An autumn afternoon
Spent in secrecy
These final chapters should have
Been left out of the story

In the apartment
The atmosphere hovers heavy
Zip up my black suede boots
I am almost ready

The hidden cameras
Function so discretely
As your images refract
She acted sad, sweetly

Loving you is easy
Especially espionage
Loving you is easy
Especially espionage

Counterpoint agents
Suave and debonair
Leather shoulder holsters
And your breasts are bare

Adriatic hotel rooms
Smell of cordite and cologne
Systematic killer
From the Interzone

The Daimler's parked outside
Ready for your departure
Naturally we'll deny you
If you should be captured

Loving you is easy
Especially espionage
Loving you is easy
Especially espionage

The double-crossed, the double-think
Got you double guessed
Got you out of trouble
Back in Budapest

Something in the shadows
A blurry, grainy face
Can't hold on for long enough
So I can get a trace

I love it when you're naked
But for camouflage
Loving you is easy
Especially espionage

Loving you is easy
Especially espionage
Loving you is easy
Especially espionage
Loving you is easy
Especially espionage
Loving you is easy

 

Reward

[rev. Mar. 4, 2011]

The waking sun on a desert plain
The polar star in the sky again
Your open eyes beam out the surprise from them

You're our reward
So unpredictable
So delectable
So undetectable
Unsuspectable
You're our reward

There's nothing else after all
You're our reward

[R - with many echos]
I still hear her laughter
Come see every laughter [2:09]
Nothing still matters
The future's scattered
If it's the tactic
It's just fantastic
Pure elation
Feel the anticipation
It's the suggestion
It's the eternal question

(Wasn't feeling possible here and now) (2:39) [very faint]
(Leopard bones...) (2:46) [in low distorted voice]

Waiting and wanting, not knowing what for
The meaning withstanding outside the door
Of everyday living or ways the feeling was more

You're our reward
So unpredictable
So delectable
So undetectable
Unsuspectable
You're our reward

You're our reward
I still hear her laughter
You're our reward / [R] ??? [4:07]
Nothing else matters
You're our reward / [R] The future is scattered
If it's the tactic
You're our reward / [R] It's just fantastic
Pure elation
You're our reward / [R] Feel the anticipation
It's the suggestion
You're our reward
Of the eternal question

[R]
I still hear her laughter
??? [6:43]
Nothing else matters
The future's scattered
If it's the tactic
It's just fantastic
Pure elation
Anticipation
It's the suggestion
To know the eternal question
To know the eternal question

 

There You Go

[rev. Sept. 5, 2015]

If you think that light's too pretty for you
You should step outside your skin for a moment or two
Desert winds come howling down empty boulevards
Blowing like sick minstrels when the dust is too hard
You thought you were a stranger in your opportunity clothes
But the sun makes it all hazy and it doesn't half show
You thought you were an actor with an amusing part
You danced the bossa nova with your celluloid heart
You looked into the mirror and laughed at your face
Someone else was watching and handling your case
You think that it's easy with the drugs and guitars
You like to be backstage and in the star's car

There you go
There you go
There you go
There you go

Summertime, oblivious through noise and the heat
Crowded little room where you can't find your feet
All the seals are broken at a quarter to two
But you don't even recognize who you're taking to
When they said you're ready you took a swing
But it was empty, you didn't hit a thing
When they said you're ready you hung on tight
But balance is elusive as you run down the night

There you go
There you go
There you go
There you go

(There you go)

Don't throw away your tickets yet, there's probably more
You just never know what you're hanging in for
Everybody told you you're the one in the know
So that's the way, let's do it, there you go

There you go
There you go
There you go
There you go

There, there you go-oo-oo
There you go
There you go
There you go
There you go
There you go

 

Night Flower

A tired old clown
In the big end of town
Take one last look
The sun is going down

I never noticed things
But now I see it all
The roar of the planets
The silence 'round this song

Scratched into the surface
Midnight surely coming
Metal on soft metal
Sliding, grinding, humming

This shambles of a city
Stumbles to its knees
Desecrates the evening
And falls into the sea

 

Twin Stars

[rev. Mar. 4, 2011]

She's got two tiny stars in her eyes
She's got the blessings in disguise
And just like the rain and the snow
And takes them with her everywhere she goes
She's got two tiny stars in her eyes

And she's got miracles in her hand
She's got pleasure on demand
Just like the soft summer rain
Soothes the earth at the end of the day
She's got two tiny stars in her eyes