Uninvited, Like The Clouds

Block

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

I was down in the city on a miracle street
I flailed like a swimmer through the summer heat
I was waiting for a friend that I needed to meet
And I's hopin' she was bringin' with her something sweet
And I's hopin' for an open little opening
And I suffer for a groovy little happening
But it's all going wrong just like I sing in that song
The song I wrote about you that they put on TV
The TV that I gave you 'cause you wanted to see
But all you saw were spaces where the people used to be
A hundred bastard voids with their pull on me
In the valley of death you'll be breathless and free

You'll be dancing like a fool by the swollen sea
You'll be twitching like a drug in a pharmacy
You'll be swatting at the flies in the pavillion
Where the millionare just blew a gazillion
Fingernails are all hot vermillion
When the traffic grinds down to a standstill-ion
And the mynah birds are pecking at the carrion
And you read it already in Hyperion
And you read about my trial in the Clarion
A sack full of ashes I've been carrying
When the lights turn green I dissolve the screen
When the lights turn red I put the whole thing to bed

Well I got a fever
And I'm feeling fainter
I'm a dim receiver
I'm a Cold War painter
If you can just hold still
I will make you all so beautiful

When the lights turn blue I know what to do
I'll drown my tomorrows in an ocean or two
And the pretty little things with their magnets and rings
Blooming like a flower through a series of springs
Thank you Fate and the freight that she brings
Thank you Fortuna and the song that she sings
Thank you to my manager for letting me live
Thank you to my friends and the friends that you're with

Thank you to the Lord who created all this
There's a whole lotta hurt before you get to the bliss
Why even Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss
But that was long before that he got in show biz
Well I understand the land and the land ain't no sea
But when I try to walk I'm sinking you see

So I got a fever
And I'm feeling fainter
I'm a dim receiver
I'm a Cold War painter
If you could just hold still
I will make you all so beautiful

 

Unified Field

Your money is so pretty
It's too beautiful to spend
Evening is so magical
Too elaborate to end

The air here is so sweet
It's much too pure to breathe
It's already over
I don't want to leave

Unified field
No one here is gonna yield
No one here you've seen before
Magnetic strip
Pull me further in its grip
No one here you can't adore

Your scenery is unusual
It's too elusive for me to view
Your food is just delicious
But I can't eat it like you do

Darkness all around us
It's the only thing I see
The music is so sacred
It can never get me free

Unified field
No one here is gonna yield
No one here you've seen before
Magnetic strip
Pull me further in its grip
No one here you can't adore

Your energy exhausts me
It drives you like a lash
Your enthusiasm's contagious
Covers me like a rash

Your gravity supports me
It guides me through the crash

Unified field
No one here is gonna yield
No one here you've seen before
Magnetic strip
Pull me further in its grip
No one here you can't adore

 

Space Needle

[rev. Apr. 21, 2010]

Getting kinda greedy, need a space needle
Stick it straight through the crust
Suck up all the magma, put it in a bagma
And blow it through your brains till you bust

Where oblivion is beckoning
Where leviathan is reckoning

Getting kinda famished with all this talk of famine
I can't survive on bread alone
Give me space needle so I don't whine or wheedle
I need these planets close to my bone

Where oblivion is beckoning
Where leviathan is reckoning

Getting kinda nervous the way ellipses curve us
It's a mystery to me we don't fall
Where's my space needle, I want a little treacle
I want to wish good luck to you all

Where oblivion is beckoning
Where leviathan is reckoning

 

Overview

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

Listen
Can you even imagine how this all went wrong
Was supposed to be good trip
We're all supposed to feel like we belong

Don't pitch me the script
I've got a suggestion for the end of it
Don't beat up your computer, don't downplay your soul
Don't find it wanting when you've lost control

Just like the stories they tell ya
Just like the tripe that they sell ya
Just like the damned you say "hell yeah"

Watch out
You can never be certain if anyone is really your friend
This could've been such a sweet thing
We all should be leaving in the end

Your network's gone down
No one can connect you up in this town
You scoped out a slot, you scooped out a niche
You're strutting along on the end of a leash

Just like the stories they tell ya
Just like the tripe that they sell ya
Just like the damned you say "hell yeah"

Help me
Can't find my way back
I feel like I'm already off the map
This should have been such a pleasure
I thought it would all fall right in my lap

Conversin' with cash
You've cashed all your chips
You fished out my sea, see
You dropped all the drips

Just like the stories they tell ya
Just like the tripe that they sell ya
Just like the damned you say "hell yeah"

 

Easy

[rev. Nov. 13, 2017]

Any day now you see me coming rambling down your street at night
In the broad moonlight
Underneath the blooming trees a seasons greeting's beating up the shore
So open up your door

Easy baby
You don't have to say a word
Easy now
You don't have to do a thing

You'll protect me with your arts and it all starts again surrounding me
Inevitably
Hiding in your haven, maybe stark and maybe raving, completely sane
It's just so plain arcane

Easy baby
You don't have to act so hard
Easy now
You don't have to be like that

Any day now you'll hear me ringing, hear me singing down your line
Or just in your mind
You'll embrace me, turn to face me, try to replace me, it will be too late
Now that's all I'll say

Easy baby
It's so hard to walk away
Easy now
It don't have to end like this

 

She'll Come Back For You Tomorrow

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

Tremblin' the winter comes, penetrates the room
Sits beside you, takes hold of your hand

And the glances that she gives you
As your body turns to stone
And you shatter into pieces
As she leaves you all alone

She'll hypnotise you, make you follow
Or she'll come back for you tomorrow

And she's smiling and she's vicious
And she's sour and delicious
Can't ignore her or resist her
Try to leave her and I missed her

She'll hypnotise you, make you follow
Or she'll come back for you tomorrow

The sphere of life that glows and twists entices you to fall
Grants your wishes then takes them all away
And it crushes and it squeezes
Breaks the spirit, kills the soul
And it does just as it pleases
Did you hurry it to the hole

She'll hypnotise you, make you follow
Or she'll come back for you tomorrow

She'll come back for you tomorrow

She'll come back for you tomorrow

She'll come back for you tomorrow

 

Pure Chance

[rev. Aug. 30, 2007]

What chance of meeting
So far out here
As if repeating
What's never clear

The verdant meadows
The smoky coil
The air and ether
The boiling soil

I read your novel
The names were switched
I heard you travel
You must be rich

Those distant cities
Are safe and warm
Within their walls
Of chloroform

Home
It's so far away now
Pure chance
It's so far
It's so far away now

My wife was warm
But the water was cold
And she was young
And the ocean was old

There were voices singing from under the sea
As I followed them down I felt them drowning me

What chance of meeting
So long ago
Just for a fleeting...
Ah, well you know

How unintentional
A random whim
Coincidental
A shallow thing

Home
It's so far away now
Pure chance
It's so far
It's so far away now

My wife was soft
The mountain was hard
Her skin was smooth
The rocks were scarred

There were voices singing above in the sky
As I followed them up I was prepared to die

 

Never Before

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

The streets are paved with money
Where nothing's ever sold
Rain falls while it's sunny
And sights worth more than gold
The fires alive are burning
To warm those in the fold

Like never before
Like never before
Like never before

With a portal left to be tried
And find you're not denied
Even filmed in grey at a matinee
It's like never before

Daybreak's a sign for many
Whose work is not in vain
Worth less without any
But measured not by gain
A game that all are winning
As they're guided down destiny lane

Like never before
Like never before
Like never before

With a portal left to be tried
And find you're not denied
Even filmed in grey at a matinee
It's like never before

A night pierced with stars
Like never before (never before)
Time wears the scars
Like never before (never before)
The song's sad melody
Like never before (never before)
And pain's just a memory
Like never before (never before)

 

Real Toggle Action

I wish that you could see yourself
I wish that you could be yourself
The things you try to do
They never benefit you
I wish that you could free yourself

You never stop to wonder why (oh no)
You're not a curious kind of guy
You got the deep space blues
You ought to change, here's a fuse
You're only happy when you're high

(High, high, high, high, be high, high)

I hoped that you could let it go
I hoped that you would come to know
We're actors in a play
Not even our own lines that we say
It's just that it's that kind of show

(High, high, high, high, be high, high)
[plus some melodic chanting]

 

Untoward

[rev. Sept. 23, 2006]

(How low)
It's further than you think so you better not let go
(Oh no)
It's better than you thought so you better take it slow, or it'll
(Un-go) [0:40]
Go away from yourself well I oughta know, and I say
(Oh no)
It's further than you think so you better not let go

(Off and on)
(Mer)curial breakthrough
(Off and on)
Cold parable
(Off and on)
Coordinates locked in
(Off and on)
Journey begun

(Somehow)
I hope you get a ride 'cause it's too late for me now, so I
(Cow tow)
To any little despot with a crown upon his brow, and they
(Know how)
That's the kind of energy that nature can endow

(Off and on)
Metaphysical check-up
(Off and on)
Making them king
(Off and on)
Lifespan extensions
(Off and on)
Forever livin'

(One day)
One day I'm gonna change and I'll arrange it all my way
(One day)
One day I'll just ascend and they'll pretend I went away

(Off and on)
Natural science
(Off and on)
So you still wait
(Off and on)
Jump into neutral
(Off and on)
White spirit gate
(Off and on)
(Off and on)

 

Day 5

[rev. Aug. 28, 2015]

Eventually
We came to a chasm dark and wide
And drifted in silence through endless anemones
In shallow dreams
Life was beginning to take a shape
Water was warm as it hastened our enemies

This kind of world will start a little colony
This kind of earth will eat a little energy
This kind of thing needs a little secrecy

After thousands of years
Our priests have predicted you would come
You with your death that appears in no photograph
You watched the night sky
We bickered like fools amongst ourselves
We sought protection in artificial youth

This kind of world will start a little colony
This kind of earth will eat a little energy
This kind of thing needs a little secrecy

This kind of thing needs a little secrecy
This kind of thing needs a little secrecy
This kind of thing needs a little secrecy

In a sickening jump
I fell through the surface of my life
And I was cut back by the hollow comradery
The planet was still
Nothing moved as it slept in space
I pulled on my suit and exited quietly

 

Song To Go...

[rev. June 19, 2007]

I said he-hi
I said hello
I said a-where'd you want this little
Song to go....

I started singing
Made up some words
I sang it like a sonnet
I sang it for the birds
I sang about the distance
I sang about the time
I introduced some chaos
And tried to make it rhyme

[2:35 - Start of 'Freaky Conclusions' style distorted vocals]

I hope somebody listened
And heard another world
Pure haze on the better words, they were
Catching a song
A song about the fountain
A song about a day
About a song about a modern day
With a little delay

[End of distorted vocals]

I said goodbye
I said hold on
Where did you want that little
Song to go....

 

Block Single Extra Tracks

Locust

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

You can count me out about three o'clock
You can find me standing on the block
You can bring me a flock of flying fish
Or a herd of birds or even make a wish

You can make me a man in your own little suit
With a BMW in my boot
And a house on a street where the tycoons meet
Just like the Minotaur back in ancient Crete

(I'm all near)
I used to hang it around
(Feels so weird)
Are you bound to abound

You can meet my girls who look like their mother
You can call them identical but not to each other
You can make me a cake but don't break no eggs
You can wheel me a deal but don't break no legs

(I'm all near)
I used to hang it around
(Feels so weird)
Are you bound to abound

Oh, you can send me a letter that I'll never read
You can open me up but then I'll never bleed
You can get me a rainbow and a place in the sun
Or a skillet of millet and a flat in London

You can learn to play bass, well it took me five minutes
You can learn how to paint but first you must thin it
You can snort up some gear that you hope will appear
You could end up like me with your rent in arrears

(I'm all near)
I used to hang it around
(Feels so weird)
Are you bound to abound

You can string me a bonus that I never received
You can steal my ideas that I never conceived
You can twitch like a mackerel on the sea shore
Or be flashed with the lash when you need to be sure

You could upset your hair with a packet of glue
You could bring out the highlights and oh if they're blue
You could fetch me a copy of the Fortean Times
Or a pack of Coronas and pick up some limes

(I'm all near)
I used to hang it around
(Feels so weird)
Are you bound to abound

You could deal me some aces from the bottom of the deck
You could heal me up traces that I got from the wreck
You can bring me a bunch of translucent flowers
Or a school of shadows or a coven of cowards

You can give me the power to read men's minds
You can source me the force of the meek and the kind
You can lick my boots and bite my hand
You can speak in a language that I don't understand

(I'm all near)
I used to hang it around
(Feels so weird)
Are you bound to abound

 

Avenue

[rev. Aug 31, 2013]

??? [0:49]
You've burnt to a cinder
You're black as any word
All your tomorrows in warrens and farrows
And furrows you've plowed in your head

 

Block (Splice)

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

I was down in the city on a miracle street
I flailed like a swimmer through the summer heat
I was waiting for a friend that I needed to meet
And I's hopin' she was bringin' with her something sweet
And I's hopin' for an open little opening
And I suffer for a groovy little happening
But it's all going wrong just like I sing in that song
The song I wrote about you that they put on TV
The TV that I gave you 'cause you wanted to see
But all you saw were spaces where the people used to be
The hundred bastard voids with their pull on me
In the valley of death you'll be breathless and free

You'll be dancing like a fool by the swollen sea
You'll be twitching like a drug in a pharmacy
You'll be swatting at the flies in the pavillion
Where the millionaire just blew a gazillion
[-- Several lines cut here --]
When the lights turn green I dissolve the screen
When the lights turn red I put the whole thing to bed

Well I got a fever
And I'm feeling fainter
I'm a dim receiver
I'm a Cold War painter
If you can just hold still
I will make you all so beautiful

When the lights turn blue I know what to do
I'll drown my tomorrows in an ocean or two
And the pretty little things with their magnets and rings
Blooming like a flower through a series of springs
Thank you Fate and the freight that she brings
Thank you Fortuna and the song that she sings
[-- Two lines cut here --]
Thank you to the Lord who created all this
There's a whole lotta hurt before you get to the bliss
Why even Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss
But that was long before that he got in show biz
Well I understand the land and the land ain't no sea
But when I try to walk I'm sinking you see

So I got a fever
And I'm feeling fainter
I'm a dim receiver
I'm a Cold War painter
If you could just hold still
I will make you all so beautiful

(I'm a dim receiver
I'm a Cold War painter)

(I will...)

(...just hold still
I will make you all so beautiful)

 

Tin Mine New Track

Leverage

[rev. Dec. 1, 2010]

Wherever you are
That's when you find me
No matter how hard
Wherever you'll look
Wherever you are
There you'll find me

Whatever you are
That's not what you'll find me
No reason for doubt
Go ahead and go out
The heaven you saw
Whatever you saw
Whatever you are
That's not what will bind me

And we walk towards it
And ask God who's trusted
And we walk towards it
Fairy dust encrusted
And all would not miss
And felicity sunk it
And it's tickled our lips
I wish you would just stop it
Whatever you are
Whatever you are

Whatever you are

Whatever you are
(Oh Krishna, Oh Rama, Oh Vishnu, Narayana)
[repeated 3 more times]

(Oh Krishna, Oh Rama, Oh Vishnu, Narayana)
[repeated 4 more times]