Further/Deeper

Vanishing Man

[rev. Feb. 3, 2015]

Sinister bastard
Your casket groans from sins
You pulled a fast one
Slug a drug from plug-ins
Narcissus black
It's grim up to the brim
You little crack-up
Watch your back pilgrim

We can't stop it
We gotta cop it
We gotta call it majesty and power
Like you know you should
We gotta feel it
We can reveal it
We gotta say it's majesty and power
Like you know you could

And when you bring the fire
Majesty and power
Majesty and power
Majesty and power
Majesty and power

Vanishing man
You can appear as you like
You took her elan
Bestrode it like a bike
Lucifer Jones
In heck up to your neck
A big bag of bones
Oh watch your spell check

Can't stop it
We gotta cop it
We gotta call it majesty and power
Like you know you should
Gotta feel it
We can reveal it
We gotta say it's majesty and power
Like you know you could

And when you bring the fire
Majesty and power
Majesty and power
Majesty and power
Majesty and power

Beelzebub brown
It's hot holed in this grotto
You dandy downer
I frown at you
You're blotto

Like you know you should
Like you know you could

And when you bring...

(Majesty and power)
(Majesty and power)

 

Delirious

[rev. Oct. 23, 2014]

Sedate me
I'm fated to be seriously delirious
It's not far with all my heart
And I can't even understand a thing or two
What you gonna do

Aaah, aaah

If anyone thinks this is easy
When everyone thinks it's deliberately done
These pieces are easy, they try to put them all together
It's impossible, do you think you could please me

Deflated, undersaturated
I'm captivated, delirious
I hope so with all my soul
And I can almost comprehend night from day
What you gonna say

Aaah, aaah

If anyone thinks this is easy
And everyone thinks it's deliberately done
These pieces are easy, they try to put them all together
It's impossible, do you think you could please me

Oooh, oooh
The pieces are easy
Try to put them together
Oooh
Try to put them all together

And I, I can almost recognize wrong from right
Almost but not quite

If anyone thinks this is easy
And everyone thinks it's deliberately done
These pieces are easy, they try to put them all together
It's impossible, do you think you could please me

You're delirious
It's deliberately done
Delirious
Do you think you could please me

 

Pride Before A Fall

[rev. July 5, 2015]

On tippy-toe, quiet you go
So not to wake the sleeper
And now you know that actual love
It goes further, deeper

Pride before a fall
Dark before the dawn
Fall and fall and fall
Call into you all

You face the blame graceless, ashamed
But baby it's a creeper
You fan the flame, empty flame of fame
But if the heart is deeper / But it burn harder, steeper [1:58]

Lust and anger, pride and sloth
We took her from the same cloth
All that envy, vanity
Gonna be the end of me

On tippy-toe, careful and slow
Find the knees are weaker / loser, weeper [2:43]

Pride before a fall
Dark before the dawn
Fall and fall and fall
Call into you all

(Seek life from the stars tonight
Hope from the night sky
Live long as the song goes)
Pride before a fall (She's caught in the spotlight)
Dark before the dawn (Seeks hope from the night sky)
Fall and fall and fall (Live long as the song goes)
Call into you all (Pride before a fall)

 

Toy Head

[rev. Mar. 6, 2015]

When you take off your head
But the darkness prevails
And they loosen the screws
But that remedy fails

You flake away just like gold
The flecks are under my skin
And you reach into time
Feel the era begin

When you take off your head
And you see the void yawn
And you feel the bough break
And a monster is born

You walk away like a fool
Darts fly into your flesh
Don't wait around too long
Hook is deep in the mesh

Ahh-ahh, make it all go to bed
Ahh-ahh, take off your head

Why do we come here?
Why do we come here?
Why do we come here?
Why do we come here?

When you take off your head
Then there's the glow of the burn
All the shadows increase
All the horrors return

Ahh-ahh, make it all go to bed
Ahh-ahh, take off your head
Ahh-ahh, make it all go to bed

When you take off your head
And you set it aside
Yet the fog will persist
And the morning subside
When you take off your head
Ahh-ahh-ahh
Ahh-ahh-ahh

Yes you slip off the barbs
In some idiot's bed
You were looking for laughs
And the laughs disappeared
You're a million years old
Ahh-ahh-ahh
Ahh-ahh-ahh

So you take off your head
But you find love inside
And you do as you're told
You get a vulture eye view
So you take off your head
Ahh-ahh-ahh

(Ahh-ahh-ahh, take off your head)
(Ahh-ahh-ahh, take off your head)

 

Laurel Canyon

[rev. Mar. 6, 2015]

All those times we parted
All those times we saw it through
Couldn't finish what I started
I was diminished without you

There's music in my memory
And I listen as the miles go by
I guess I'm only temporary
Like a love song flowing by

Going to Laurel Canyon
Finding my own way
In some cool dimension
Where it's always Saturday

Said that I was always welcome
When we said goodbye in the harshest lights
I sense that should that hell come again
I'd find a hundred men to mind you get out alright

And even as I stand here
I understand there has been some mistake
And even as I roam here
That lonesome sound, that old heartbreak

Going to Laurel Canyon
Finding my own way
In some cool dimension
Where that is I just can't say
I just can't say

Where the birds are singing vespers
The four rivers bringing out my best
In this place forgive our trespasses
Unless there's more, much more to confess

Going to Laurel Canyon
Finding my own way
In some cool dimension
Where you can never hide away

 

Love Philtre

[rev. Dec. 14, 2015]

The buzzing chrome of blue unending
Pretending I still have somewhere left to turn
The fading flower of hours wilting
Love philtre, still something left to learn

There's still a love to live for
We're reinvented, our minds are made up
The moon's pretending, our lives invaded
Away corroded, our love is philtred

The sensual realm of stone/storm [1:28] invaded
Pervaded by a sense of betrayal
The hidden life of love corroded
I'm loaded to love's details

There's still a love to live for
We're reinvented, our minds are made up
The moon's pretending, our lives invaded
Away corroded, our love is philtred

A lovely loss of blossom scented
Repented by the toss of a coin, coin

The moon's pretending, our lives invaded
Away corroded, our love is philtred

The moon's pretending, our lives invaded
Away corroded, our love is philtred

The moon's pretending, our lives invaded
Away corroded, our love is philtred

 

Globe Spinning

[rev. Jan. 27, 2016]

Long and lonely
Long and lonely song
Only longed twice in a row
When you fall in a group
Then out you go

(Saved, dark black star, falling far away
Saved, dark black star, falling far away
Saved, dark black star, falling far away)

It's almost never tomorrow
Time has left no footprint in these sands
No hint of passing in these lands
When there's no light to follow

Long and lonely
Long and lonely song
Only longed twice in a row
When you fall in a group
Then out you go

The power to stop is beholding
You cowl but I think withholding from love
After the pain has drowned/dropped [2:45]
After the rain

(Saved, dark black star, falling far away
Saved, dark black star, falling far away
Saved, dark black star, falling far away
Saved, dark black star, falling far away)

We're spending more than we borrow
Money has no meaning in my hands
Just columns buried in the ground
Scheme of things so heavily hollow

Long and lonely
Long and lonely song
Only longed twice in a row
When you fall in a group
Then out you go

The coward has charges misleading
He barges in disbelieving no more
Back but no emptier
Covered in dirt

Out you go, out you go, out you go
Falling far away
Out you go, out you go, out you go
Falling far away
Falling far away

 

Old Coast Road

[rev. Nov. 3, 2014]

Sun coming down on my shoulder
Moon going down in the sea
I knew nothing could hold her
It took everything from me

We drove into the salt water
A clear sweet shadow alarm/lit out [0:31]
Rolled in stolen Corona
The highway was drowning her out

And then she told me
Don't be afraid of yourself
But when she rolled my dice
That double six was for someone else

I asked if it was over
I mask over my hate
Sadder, well I could control her
Down to her matter late

And then she told me
You've only got today
But when I asked for another
She looked at me and looked away

And then she showed me the menace in her past
And then she showed me another way
And then she owed me everything
But she couldn't stay

Sun coming down on the shoulder
Moon coming up from the sea
Days pass from warmer to colder
Return like a child unto me

And then she told me
Don't be afraid of yourself
And then she told me
You only got today
And then she told me
You'll never be alone
But on that Old Coast Road
When I woke up there was no one home

 

Lightning White

[rev. Nov. 3, 2014]

The toffee tar of our wrong road has melted
Crashed the car but no one ever felt it
In summer when it rains on a hot wet night
And everything looks spooky in the lightning white

You say, 'Hey, is everything ok?'
You're in your old Arabian nights
Long, long way to me

And has the money been sorted
Have all the men disappeared
And have the people cavorted
It's reported we're near
Just as I fear

The greedy smile of a creature now ending
Another mile and everyone befriending
Those humid evenings, it's just like Pompeii
When the first shock hit it lit up like day
When the players all stopped and dropped down their acts
And the lava lover lie, stops in her tracks
You go 'Oh!' over a rainbow and the old Arabian nights
Right now, long ago

And has the stuff been imported
And have the audience cheered
And have the customers bought it
Its sort of cheer
Just as I fear

I gotta go in the other direction
I got a god, his name is perfection
I got a girl, she is my reflection
I got a world of total connection

In summer when the atmosphere caves in the roof
And all the stars in the black sky hold themselves aloof
You think my eyes are on the blink
But I'm in my old Arabian nights drowning in the sink

And has the money been sorted
And have the room disappeared
And have you people cavorted
It's reported we're near...

 

Let Us Go

[rev. Oct. 23, 2014]

See the baby walking through the sleet
A monster moves in the violent sea
Go, I let that go

The tightrope breaks, the magic's gone
Nothing matters, we're falling stars
Evaporate, dust in space
The music fades, no accolades
No, that's a snow

If you touch us we'll disappear
If you're waiting we're never here
If you listen, please just let us know
Please let us go

If you touch us we disappear
If you're waiting we're never here
Oh, let it grow

See a baby walking through the sleet
A monster moves in the violent sea
She's the one with the wild white feet
She's the one with the moon and star
No, I let that go

The tightrope breaks, the magic's gone
Nothing matters, we're falling stars
Evaluate, does this taste so good
No, please, let us go
Let us go
Let us go
Let us go
Let us go
Let us go
Let us go
Let us go (Please let us go) (No please don't let us go)
Let us go (Please) (No please don't let us go)
Let us go

 

Volkano

[rev. Nov. 3, 2014]

We never recognize the tell-tale signs
Well boys, make your choice, make up your minds
All of this cargo and all of the seas
Wherever they go it was by a beaked prow and a fair breeze

Gone, running for the sun
Before the storm erupts again
Over our head, coming right along
Oh do you wanna stay and say hello
To the volkano (to the volkano)

We never anticipated anything that happens
The minute the light gets thinner the sky just blackens
And all of these waves, all of this sound
Wherever we go it was by our lucky fingers and our honour bound

Gone, running for the sun
Before the storm erupts again
Over our head, coming right along
Oh do you wanna stay and say hello
To the volkano (to the volkano)

And all of this water, and all of this land
We gotta give the people something they gonna understand

Gone, running for the sun
Before the storm erupts again
Over our head, coming right along
Gone, running for the sun (do you want to stay and say hello)
Before the storm erupts again (to the volkano)
Oh do you wanna stay and say hello (wanna stay and say, stay and say hello) (wanna stay and say hello)
To the volkano

(Do you wanna stay)

 

Miami

[rev. Mar. 6, 2015]

I'm moving back to Miami
And you'll be able to see me
I'm living down by the sea babe
Now you'll be able to see me (any time you like)

And if you walk away
Nothing will change
I think that it's strange

I think that it's easy
It's easy for you
Asleep in the darkness
After what you went through
My curtains are open
Fog confuses the light
Some distant reflection
Some elusive night
Alright

Ahh baby
Won't you fly down to me
In the place by the sea
I think Humphrey Bogart stayed there in 1943
He was joined by Janet Leigh, babe

And if you never come
Well that would be strange
I don't think I've changed

I don't think I mentioned
I met someone else
Her compassionate tears
Oh they were like tiny bells
She was better than both of us
I shoulda stayed my hand
I shoulda stayed in Miami
With the seagulls and sand
But the devil is doubt
And I'm out on the street
Walking about
Talking so sweet
Bringing brief reminders
I singing your softest song
I'm thinking it's all a dream
And I'll wake up and be gone
Be gone!

Oh baby
Whatever I say, it has escaped me
Maybe I'll find the money
Fly you first class on BOAC
If you'll come down to Miami

You can leave right away
If you are game
I think I'm the same

I think of you cold
I think of you still
I think of you living
Your ziggurat on a hill
The gardens were moving
Like waves on a shore
My head always aching
My eyes always sore
Swim in cool heat
Somewhere a door slammed
A car started up
Frequencies jammed
Miami, Miami
My fingers and pores
Someone picks up
All in due course

 

Extra Tracks on Some Releases

Marine Drive

[added Oct. 31, 2014]

No need for turquoise tortoise
No heed the board is toward us
No need for idle mortis
Can't I'm gonna short us [0:55]
Down on Marine Drive
You can aspire

Line 'em up and shine 'em up and sign 'em up (if you find a fortune key)
Well I don't care
Burn 'em up and learn 'em up and turn 'em up (won't you find a sweeter key)
I don't mind
Cash 'em up and bash 'em up and lash 'em up (if you find a sweeter key)
Well I don't care

Sweet weed for mask and snorkel
No bubble when you chuckle
Down on Marine Drive
You can aspire

Line 'em up and shine 'em up and sign 'em up (if you find a fortune key)
Well I don't care
Burn 'em up and learn 'em up and turn 'em up (oh won't you find a sweeter key)
I don't mind
Cash 'em up and bash 'em up and lash 'em up (if you find a sweeter key)
Well I don't care
Stick 'em up and lick 'em up and hit 'em up (won't you find a sweeter key)
Well I don't mind (I don't mind, I don't mind)

 

The Girl Is Buoyant

[added Oct. 31, 2014]

Continental driftwood feels good
Hold it down, floating around
King of the disclaimers
Defamer of the famous
Rocking the boat
Never know love as loud

Without sin the girl is buoyant
You can see she is clairvoyant
Then they say the girl is bolder
Got this day job night had sold her

Elemental ocean
A quotient of salt
Don't float down
Beginning with our town

The rush of heat succeeds against the ??? [1:55]
Without a sound, we all run around
(Without a sound)

Without sin the girl is buoyant
You can see she is clairvoyant
Then they say the girl is bolder
Got this day job night had sold her

Scraping past he's faster than the last one
Freshly crowned, we all run around
Without a sound

 

Xmas

[added Oct. 31, 2014]

Drifting along at eventide, it was Christmas
Loneliest day of the year if you're alone

Where you going to?
Nobody knows
What's it coming to?
It's coming blow by blow

No snow for you
No not today
You stop your bridges
And you burn them all away

Walking about, give me a shout, it was Christmas
The saddest day of the year if you're still sad

Holiday spot, all hurrying up for the Christmas
Those rich Italian girls with their mum and their dad

Rolling along quite nicely thanks
Or lolling about our malleable shanks
And the serpents cut through the surface
With all their spray

Drifting around at the eventide, it was Christmas
Loveliest day of the year if you're alone

Where you going to?
I'm going home I suppose
What's it coming to?
It's coming and it shows

No cheer for you
No not today
They took your baubles and your tinsel
And threw them all away

Where you going to?
I'm gonna change my clothes
What's it coming to?
Well nobody knows

Where you going to?
Where the wildflower grows
Where's it coming from?
Where the river flows

No cheer for you
No not today
They took your baubles and your tinsel
And threw them all away

No snow for you
No not today
You stop your bridges
And you burn them all away