Untitled #23

Cobalt Blue

[added Apr. 8, 2009]

Desert wind in a telephone box
Dial my numbers up
Picks my locks
Picks his kind
To go and mingle in my mind

Here I am on the edge of every town
You read my fortunes up
You lead it down
Lead me to land
Let it run right through my hand

And its nothing
Nothing you could know
Let it go
Nothing really that you could know

Motel bar, the dirty sulky moon
Turn my head up
Let it all cocoon
Let it go
Nothing really we could know

And its nothing
Nothing you could know
Let it go
Nothing really that you could know

 

Deadman's Hand

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

On our way to crush the revolution
Camp by a lake in the blackened lands
Dealing out love and retribution
Dealing out the deadman's hand
We've all known the pain
And we're all gonna hurt again and again

Empire's got you by the balls
And sleep keeps awake for the tear
And it's calling you
Pulling you back here

On our way to crush the revolution
Lost in the caves of a used up place
Night comes down with all its implication
Something brushing against your face
And we've all known fear
And we're all gonna find more of it here

Empire's got you by the balls
And you wish that you never appeared
And it's pulling you
Pulling you back here

(Where are we)
(Where are you)

On the way to crush the revolution
Wilderness and its burning bush
The enemy seeks our dissolution
All he needs is a little push
And we've all known hurt
And we're all gonna find it here in this dirt

Empire's got you by the balls
And war keeps drawing near
And it's pulling you
Pulling you back here

 

Pangaea

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

I got my hand on my heart
I got my heart on my mind (we've drifted apart)
I gotta jump on the clock
I gotta find me some time

Pangaea, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, alright
Pangaea, ah-ah-ah-ah (gotta jump the clock) together (gotta jump the clock)

You got your hands 'round my throat
You got your voice in my head (no matter what)
You better jump on the clock
You better watch where you tread

Pangaea ah-ah-ah-ah, alright
Pangaea, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah (gotta jump the clock) together (gotta jump the clock)

(gotta jump the clock)
(gotta jump the clock)

They got their rationales
They had their winning streaks (it's never enough)
They better jump on the clock
They better count up their weeks

Pangaea, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, alright
Pangaea, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah (gotta jump the clock) together (gotta jump the clock)
Pangaea, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah (gotta find some time) alright (gotta find some time)

 

Happenstance

[rev. Mar. 1, 2011]

When the distant charge of love is felt
And the fruit is heavy on the vine
Rivers rushing as the snow it melts
I should take some time
Really make you mine

(They're all [0:30] below) Happenstance
(They're all [0:37] below) Such a charmer

Like an extinguished star
You're gone yet still remain
And you've taken it so far
Return to outer space

If I lay me beside you
Your golden hair frozen

(They're all [1:19] below) Happenstance
(They're all [1:26] below) Such a charmer

Close your eyes in the dark
And open up a door
You feel the energy arc
You're not here anymore

When the honeyed days of love return
And the king is drunk upon his throne
City's empty and the crystal burnt
I should take some space
Be with you some place

When the hopeless nights of love have gone
And the spirits are still within the trees
And we're running back to Albion
I should take some chance
Given happenstance

(They're all [3:41] below) Happenstance
(They're all [3:48] below) Such a charmer
(They're all [3:56] below)

 

Space Saviour

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

My little lonely
She's my one and only
Oh the love just stone me
And I can't let it go

Like a siphon or straw
Something to adore
On the fatal flaw
And I can't let it go

Oh my little saviour
On her good behaviour
All herself she gave you
Now you can't let it go

Like a needle or tack
When she's giving you back
And the stages go black
And you can't let it go

And I gotta get up
And I gotta get on
And I gotta get off
And I gotta get out
And I gotta get up
And I gotta get on
And I gotta get off
And I can't let it go

My little heartache
With a cosmic handshake
Hammer on till daybreak
I can't let it go

Like a Zorro or zealot
Fighting just to feel it
She gonna reveal it
Then you can't let it go

Oh my little Wanda
Makes you stop to ponder
Makes me kind of fonder
I can't let it go

Like I live and I learn
Like a Chinese burn
Just wait till you turn
And I can't let it go

I gotta get up
I gotta get on
I gotta get off
I gotta get out
I gotta get up
I gotta get on
I gotta get off
And I can't let it go

My little Panda
I don't understand her
With her natural grandeur
I can't let it go

Like a trick or tornado
No she ain't afraid
Nothing gets delayed
And she won't let it go

My little Golda
Her love and her hold
Only serves to embold
And I can't let it go

Like a fraction or flake
I do it all for her sake
I do it all for her sake
Then I can't let it go, no, no

And I gotta get up
And I gotta get on
And I gotta get off
And I gotta get up
And I gotta get on
And I gotta get off
But I can't let it go

I can't let it go
Baby don't say no
'Cause I can't let it
I can't let it go
Baby don't say no
Can't let it go
I can't let it go

Can't let it go

 

On Angel Street

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

Sunday disappears into a fog
Darkness invites us all inside
To hide amongst the lamplight and radio glow

Shadow in the pool
Winter in the wind
Message in the fallen leaves

Cruise down to the plaza in your Merc
Never really know how or where to go
Blow me down you're outside a bank on Angel Street

I arrive but never leave
You leave but never stay
It kind of reminds me of the salad days

I saw your brother during lunch
I saw at once that he was lost and he was mad
He had been standing in the rain to get some snow

But the snow it couldn't fall
The people all go home
And he just kind of stood there helplessly

You should change the message on your machine
So sad, so strange baby to hear my name
Makes me cry when you say we're not at home

And the line it just goes dead
And the trail it just goes cold
I guess that story's told anyway

 

Sunken Sun

[rev. Mar. 1, 2011]

I drowned in a river that had run dry
I drank a sea of gold
I shivered like a stone in the great unknown
Oh, not unknown but just untold

I dreamed I saw the Minotaur
I dreamed I was his twin
It seemed I tore some kind of door
Because now he can get right back in

And I don't wanna talk about it anymore
And if I have to do it again I'll give you what for

I watched the sunken sun shrink
And the levee run out of steam
Eternity loomed in my garret room
I saw you once in some kind of dream

I had a girl in the underworld
She was a spirited little thing
She was so cute, oh, you shoulda seen Pluto
She opened up her heart to sing

And I don't want to talk about it anymore
And if I had to do it again I'll give you what for

I ripped up my return ticket
I hurled it into the sky
I knelt down, I kissed the ground
I knew then it was your turn to fly

 

Anchorage

[rev. Aug. 19, 2014]

Scales of an angel
Wings of a snake
Gonna hear you in the future
With the racket that you make

Memory of a screen
Heart of the flame
Talking in a lark's tongue
And more of the same

Green ice is on the melt
Just the way the dead have felt
Nothing like the way my name is spelt
But I belt it out anyway

Darkness returning
My torch keeps on burning for you
In the life you keep on spurning
Everything is hurting me

Mouth of a river
The fingers of a flute
The trees get used for rifles
Growing lovely shoots

Around the captain's table
The silent diners slept
In the white of morning
The distance slowly crept

And the ice in my glass
And the hit of the past
And the great icy blast
I pass it on to you

Darkness returning
My torch keeps on burning for you
In the life you keep on spurning
Everything is hurting me
'thing is hurting me

Words of a mute
The passion of a rock
Waking early on an Easter Sunday
Just before the cock

The motion of a statue
The honour of a rat
The street was almost empty
But then you saw to that

And the ice in the box
Falling off the shelf in blocks
Down at the docks
Well I was shocked not to be discovered

Darkness returning
My torch keeps on burning for you
In the life you keep on spurning
Everything is hurting me

Strength of a lamb
Shape of a cloud
The eyes of the star
Cruelty of a crowd

This afternoon is crushing down
The bars are all closed today lady
Middle of town is a long way down
I'd hate to see you break your crown

And the ice in my drink
My drink in your lap
Just a process in a trap
I'll slap it out of you
Slap it out of you

Music of the snow
Template of a flake
Nature you don't know
A nice delicious ache

The conscience of a fox
Love about the size of a shoe box
The school of hard knocks
They box it out of me

And the ice in my throat
A message in the note
Just like a sinking boat
You coat yourself with sympathy

Darkness returning
My torch keeps on burning for you
In the life you keep on spurning
Everything is hurting me
'thing is hurting me

 

Lunar

[rev. Mar. 20, 2011]

All that it was was a fine-toothed comb
Only in on the night
All that it was was just one pound of flesh
Hound you until you get it right

All that it was was a cannibal buzz
Eating me up day on day
All that it needs was an old pile of seeds
An old, sour Beaujolais

All that it wore was a little brittle slip
Drooping right over my head
All that it says is there's nothing left to bless
All that it said is it's dead

 

Operetta

[rev. Sept. 4, 2015]

A song about you
Your inner song
Are you good or evil
Or just right or wrong

Where's the boys all dressed in green
In the gap that lies between (won't somebody else have dreamed)
Where's the girls all dressed in white (of all the pretty things I've seen)
In the deep heart of the night (wasted all my tasting time)
Where's the men all dressed in black (why don't I leave sorrows everywhere)
None are ever coming back
Where's the men all dressed in black
Where's the ladies dressed in red
All are dancing with the dead

A song about you
Just a song
Are you stranger still
Or do you belong

Life is short (phosphorescent rim of the sun)
So don't be long (turn to face it as the comets come)
Use your free will (cloudy blanket, a moving storm)
Or get trapped in a song (as love thaws)

In summertime
Umbrella trees down by the sea
Limbs like men to bend low
You turn and you see me

Music plays
Space between the notes full of haze
Piano, drums and trumpets
Just like the old days

A song about you
Your inner song
Are you good or evil
Or just right or wrong

In summertime
Picking up an insistent distant beat
Beachcomber come home now
Come in from the heat

Interweaving leaves (where's the men all dressed in black)
Once she was a skeptic, twice she believes (none are ever coming back)
The wind that thinned and skinned us (where's the ladies dressed in red)
Underneath (all are dancing with the dead)

Where's the boys all dressed in green (won't somebody else have dreamed)
In the gap that lies between (of all the pretty things I've seen)
Where's the girls all dressed in white (wasted all my tasting time)
In the deep heart of the night (why don't I leave sorrows everywhere)
Where's the men all dressed in black
Where's the men all dressed in black
Where's the ladies dressed in red
All are dancing with the dead

 

Pangaea EP/Single Extra Tracks

LLC

[rev. Feb. 28, 2011]

Baby
I've fallen for you babe
I've fallen for you baby
I won't let you down

Baby
I'm over the moon over you
I'm over the moon over you
I won't let you down

You found your way here as if by a star
And people you meet might not know who you are
The world that surrounds you, strangers are far
And I'm over the moon
I'm over the moon over you
Yeah I'm over the moon over you

Baby
I've fallen for you babe
I've fallen for you baby
I won't let you down

Caring and sharing with all that you found
Gentle but strong and your laugh's a great sound
When I'm away I miss you around
And I'm over the moon
I'm over the moon over you
Yeah I'm over the moon over you

Baby
I've fallen for you babe
I've fallen for you baby
I won't let you down

Eyes just so blue you can't help but charm
You wander around with an ages old calm
Your beat catches on when you pound on a drum
I'm over the moon
I'm over the moon over you
Yeah I'm over the moon over you

 

Insanity

[rev. Feb. 28, 2011]

It's just insanity
The concept and the fee
The lunatics are free
The nightmares in my dream

A time bombing again
Is only pain in my head
And you came in ticking and you're suicidal
And it's full of holes this holy bible
I need some recompense

It's just insanity
The concept and the fee
The lunatics are free
The nightmares in my dream

The jealous hands turn sour
It's getting worse by the hour
And you know that solution's getting complicated
And I can't believe how long I've waited

Can you get back to the other place
That we are now afraid to face

It's insanity
The concept and the fee
The lunatics are free
The nightmares in my dream

And it's inexcusable and unacceptable
Out of character and incontestable
Poisonous, vicious and underhanded
And it surely can't be the way God planned it
And let's just admit that everything's random
And the riots that come, and then its hard to withstand them
It's totally insane

 

So Love May Find Us

[rev. June 1, 2011]

I'm feeling uneasy
And I'm feeling weird
Everything's coming down the line
Exactly as I feared

And nobody helps me
And nobody knows
Nobody left in this city with its...
Its hits and its blows

And the first time the end appeared
I was skeptical like the rest
I marvelled as the markets fell
'Cause up till then I guess we've been blessed

First the water
And then the earth
And then the air, yeah
For all it was worth

The fire was subtle
It burned in your bones
It churned in your sea
And left you alone

It was then that I noticed the stars
Dismayed to see them look so old and red
I was hidden as the animals roared
Watched it all from inside your head

And nobody sees me
Now nobody cares
Nobody living in the city
With its graces and airs

The fire was icy
It burned in your veins
It turned in your wake
Shot up your brain

I'm feeling uncertain
I'm feeling exposed
I'm feeling there could be much, much more to this
Than I ever suppose

When I think about afterlife
I become so confused
I shiver when I think of my friend
Then I think what's the use

Now I've gotta try, try, try
Gotta learn to say goodbye
Gotta spit right in your eye
And find some truth within this great lie

Feeling I'm injured
I'm feeling so raw
Like some childish imbecile
Like some crashing bore

The fire was distant
It burned without smoke
It learned to stand water
It stood up and spoke

Feeling uneasy
Feeling weird
Everything coming down the line
Exactly as I feared

In between the ether and the water line (I'm hearing voices, screams)
Down beside the engines as we ride and glide and churn inside (he didn't get you somewhere else) [8:34]
And outside the reckless night, uncertainty delivered me (he wanted our spirits/in wandered the spirits) [8:43]
In between the cracks have all appeared (so that love may find us)

[Indecipherable chanting 10:13 - 11:11]

(Have you seen her, should believe her, she'll be a living soul) [15:31]

(Have you seen her, should believe her, she'll be a living soul) [15:57]

I don't want your spirit or your doubt
I don't want your deserts or your seas
I don't want the city or it's dreams
I just want to see you on your knees

 

Operetta EP/Single Extra Tracks

Silhouette In Meltdown

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

Normal day, any town
Where's my angle
Where's my breakdown
Where's my silhouette in meltdown
Where's my struggletown
So I don my disguise
And walk out into the sunrise
Put something in my system to normalize my eyes
So it won't be too much of a surprise
All the lies, huh

The faint-hearted door
The queen's pawn
The undead and unborn
The dryad and fawn
Then the scene is saw
The lion and the unicorn
Pretty maids off the lawn
Like seeing the moon in the morn'

So I wander through the wreckage of Carthage
Yeah, the Romans did a good job with all that sand
I suppose I'm just supposed to understand
I mean it won't mean much, heh, when the aliens land
And you got 6-6-6 zeros in your hand

 

Moon Hangs In Black

[added Feb. 19, 2010]

Just like the moon as it shines above
And just like the way each leaf on the tree trembles at dawn

I can't go on
I can't go on
I can't go on
Can't go on
Can't go on

Just like the moon as it hangs in black
Just like the way the mountain carries everything on its back

I sing for you
I sing for the sky above

It's all out of sight

Just like the moon as it shines above
And just like the way each leaf on the tree trembles at dawn
Just like the moon as it hangs in black
Just like the way the mountain carries everything on its back

Can't go on
Can't go on
Can't go on
Can't go on
Can't go on

 

Deadman's Hand EP/Single Extra Tracks

Stardust

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

Now I'm in my beyond
I heard you not so overfond
It all depends how you respond to me, babe

Now I'm in that distant hill
No summer to disturb the chill
You should bring another kill to me, babe

I got moonshine, I got lead
I got a tombstone at my head
I got a mountain for my bed and me, babe

I got flowers in the dark
I can hear the hellhounds hark
Listen can you hear 'em bark at me, babe

All the stardust hanging in the sky (all within it)
All this silence, gin is running dry (in just a minute)
All the stardust hanging in the sky (all within it)
All is silence, gin is running dry (in just a minute)

(Just a minute)
(It's all within it)
(So let's begin)
(Yeah, let's begin)

(In just a minute)

(Just a minute)

Now I'm in the great white sky
Where the winds'll never die
Tell me are you coming by to me, babe

I got daisies for my chain
Say you bring me back again
Tell me that you feel no pain for me, babe

When you kneel to cry me tear
When you go away from here
All the angels doth appear to me, babe

I got night and I got cold
I got dead, I got old
These are the things you told to me, babe

 

The Kicker

[added Apr. 23, 2010]

Mostly Instrumental (with a few faint distorted vocals):

...Come back home
Come back home

 

Dakota

[added Apr. 23, 2010]

Dakota
I wrote your name on the fields in the sky
And this road don't take me home

Dakota
I brought you flames just to light up your eye
But this fire don't get me warm

Dakota
I showed your frame to some old crooked guy
But his dough don't pay me off

And I fight for you
And I lie for you
And I hold it for you
Just like you want me to

And I freeze for you
And I please for you
And I fold for you
Just like you told me to

The soldier
He sold ya the same worn out old lie
But those words don't make much sense

He told ya
He'll hold ya safe till the day that you die
But this life don't seem to end

Dakota
I wrote your name on the fields in the sky
And this road don't take me home

And I fight for you
And I lie for you
And I hold it for you
Just like you want me to

And I freeze for you
And I please for you
And I fold for you
Just like you told me to

Got my aces and eights
Man I just, uh, laid 'em straight
Put 'em on the table and down
On the frosty ground

And all the people stood
Yeah, the moon shone good
The sky turned black
Just like the Deadwood in Dakota

 

The Gardener

[rev. Aug. 31, 2013]

Reach inside my head for the words I mustn't touch
And I stumble towards my bed, I read it isn't much

You know the world suffers such

I see every in I ever had has now fallen out
And every hour I ever needed has been strewn about

If that's alright with you
Thought you shoulda know
Just like the humans do

I want my garden back right now
I give all my world to you
Who stripped all my trees so bare, yeah
I hated you, yeah, yeah, yeah

Fumble in my coat for my keys, please, there's no door
I jumble up my names, am I James or Roger Moore

It's so hard to be sure

I feel every up I ever downed has gone and worn right through
And every me I ever drowned came right back as you
(You, you)
(You, you, you, you...)

But that's alright with me
I thought you oughta see
Dissolve endlessly
Just like the humans do

I want my garden back right now
I give all my world to you
Who stripped all my trees so bare, yeah
I hated you, yeah, yeah, yeah
(I hated you, yeah, yeah, yeah) (la la la, la la la)
(La la la, la la la)