Unearthed

Out Of This World

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Almost polite, they point a finger
Chase the muslin design
Almost as blind, shrug your shoulder
Look what you're leaving behind

On the way out, out of this world
On a day out, out of this world

Almost apart, I'm divided
With control dots
Almost divine, she takes her time
And she go out of her mind

On the way out, out of this world
On a day out, out of this world

Hey there, please come and stay with me now
Beneath the arches of our sky
Beneath the curse that sucks you dry

Almost a prize, I can't believe it
Right between the eyes
Almost a man, almost master
Almost also-ran

On the way out, out of this world
On a day out, out of this world

On the way out, out of this world
On a day out, out of this world

Look what you're leaving behind
Look what you're leaving behind
Look what you're leaving behind
Look what you're leaving behind
Look what you're leaving...

 

Guilty...

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Well does it please my honor to testify
There's something that I've got to confess
Me and the boys went looking for some trouble
And I guess we found us a mess
You know we were just chasing aliens
'Cause those folks are different to us
Someone started tooting and then we started shooting
Now some people are trying to raise a fuss

I find them guilty
Ah, take them away

Well we were hunting the kind with the different mind
Those peoples with the strange eyes
Gonna purge this town with a burial mound
So a new day can arise

I find them guilty
Ah, take them away

Me and the men were down in the glen
Branding the cattle and fixing the fence
We could have swore that we saw some more
So we let 'em have it again and again

I find them guilty
Ah, take them away

I find them guilty
Ah, take them away

I find them guilty
Ah, take them away

I find them guilty

 

Pretty Ugly, Pretty Sad

[rev. Oct. 18, 2006]

I turned around to see the clown
He made no sound, his face was down
He was crying, dying to laugh another smile
Down the empty avenues
I stood inside his worn-out shoes
I was flying, trying just to come down
The circus crowd, cruel and proud
Existing in the wilderness
Minding their own business of dying

I turned around and they were gone
I pulled my useless pity on
It was morning, morning so pure and undefiled
Inside my room the healing sea
Nothing here makes sense to me
There's no warning, wanting just to come down
At great expense, ladies and gents
We bring you the greatest show
You can take it with you when you go on lying

Pretty ugly, pretty sad, pretty helpless, pretty glad
Pretty angry, pretty mad, pretty ugly, pretty sad

So now I wander through the days
I wonder who designed this maze
If it's unending, sending out some kind of sign
I turned around to see the clown
I should have pulled the mirror down
Now I'm pretending, extending my welcome in this town
Ladies and gents, at great expense
We bring you the greatest show
Take it with you when you go on lying

Pretty ugly, pretty sad, pretty helpless, pretty bad
Pretty angry, pretty mad, pretty ugly, pretty sad

 

Swampdrone

Instrumental

 

Judgement Day

[rev. Oct. 18, 2006]

I never intended to become a saint
I cannot remember their gloss or their paint
I never expected to come here and stay
And be waiting with you for the judgment day
If I beat the odds you change the dice
If I forget you memorize
You're one of the special and you don't have to pay
Your dividends are coming on the judgment day

Hey some people got a lot to answer for
Hey some people got a lot to answer for
Hey some people got a lot to answer for
But you keep on going

Poor old Matilda hoarding her stash
She shivered on top of a bed stuffed with cash
I told her she should think about giving it away
Her option comes up on the judgment day
Who knows who's going, who knows who's left
Who knows why we keep on wasting our breath
Where was the shepherd when the flock went astray
He'd seen the forecast for the judgment day

Hey some people got a lot to answer for
Hey some people got a lot to answer for
Hey some people got a lot to answer for
Yeah you keep on going

 

Rising Son

Instrumental

 

Tyrant

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Uncomplicated, not a reason nor a whim
Uncompared, and unprepared to start
Unsatisfied our cycle and living by the steel
Riding high upon your golden cart

Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant

Undignified, uncivilized, but always worth a thrill
There's never been a world that didn't end
Unquantified, uncategorized, until we pay the bill
Never ever borrow what you lend

Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant
Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant

Oh-oh-oh oh-oh tyrant [Repeated to end]

 

Forgetfulness

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Paper flowers tattoo the walls
And cotton sheets piled two by two
Softness where the dreamer storms
Leaves no pressure upon you
Different hearts permit his dreams
Strangers waking, talking strange
Bite my tongue and pull them in
And then the pretty flowers change

I take forgetfulness
I'll share some out

Trust these cards and watch me talk
Million people come and go
Success and failure feed my heart
And everything is fine below
Sundial marks the island time
And all the dust it makes you swoon
Come to as you find your mind
You learn these details much too soon

I take forgetfulness
I'll share some out

 

Nonapology

Excuse me, you know I hate to complain
But I never argue, I shouldn't have to explain
There's a million restless reasons in here
I can't repeat again

Lizards eating flies in the oriental sun
Swaying towers, lean attention
And I'm jumping from your hands
Out where the currents run

I've seen what you think is unseeable
Disagree with what I think's disagreeable
I think and I blink of my own accord
Now is that so unreasonable

Your vested interest seems so small
And your blessed contest makes me fall
Sorry to waste your time
Maybe I was never here at all

 

Transference

[rev. Oct. 18, 2006]

Telegram lines in meadows of junk
Jewels stay up late to shake and I'll be sunk
Small-eyed sellers with concrete ties
And I know those sins carry dangerous crimes
Yes we're sitting down the back with a head full of haze
Coming to terms with our yesterdays

Last night I felt love in my fingertips
Imagined I was swimming between your peninsular lips
[2:07] ??? standing on the snake a road
Mistaken, forsaken, and totally blowed
Yes we're sitting down the back with a bone in my hand
Pull down the blind on the sunburnt land

Once we stopped in the dead of night
I must have walked in on a hell of a fight
I never even saw who was throwing the punch
I never even asked who was paying for lunch
It reminds me of the time I've told you about
Every voice in the world seemed to shout

I sank to my knees hands over my ears
I could have heard what nobody hears
But I blew out the match with a weary breath
Checked my stash, there was nothing left
Stuck my face into the night
Tasted the rain that came with the light
Sitting in the back with a sneaking suspicion
Happy with my lazy ambition

 

My Birthday, The Moon Festival

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

My birthday, the moon festival
My life in the sea of tears
My holiday, a misadventure
My soul, a short career

Like a lizard the road crawls on
Into regions unexplored
By their boats the Mayans stirred
Gold and silver soon flow aboard

My birthday, the moon festival
My legs a wisp of a ghost
My clothing, cotton under paper
My shoes, a sharpened post

My birthday, the moon festival
My birthday, the moon festival
My birthday, the moon festival

 

Design Error

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Human design error
Ain't a life for stress
Something broke the weather
Got us in this mess

But I'm gonna squeeze the blood out of this town
And then I'll be gone before it all falls down
I won't be around

Bobby charged his crystals
Anna lost your furs
We all went down to Florida
I swear it was getting worse

But I'm gonna squeeze the blood out of this town
And then I'll be gone before it all falls down
I won't be around

Human design error
Your hammer in the wind
Felt the weightless terror
And you knew that you had sinned

Doctor lost his patients
Nurse lost all her hair
We all went down to Florida
I know I've seen you there

But I'm gonna squeeze the blood out of this town
And then I'll be gone before it all falls down
I won't be around

Human design error
Human design error
Human design error
Human design error

 

Nothing Inside

[rev. Oct. 18, 2006]

Hey, get out of my way, I cannot stay
I cannot adore you
Drained, leaving the game, chasing this train
That they put before you

You lied, there's nothing inside
Say the river Jordan is chilly and wide
Once I told you I nearly tried

You, you're so unprepared, so badly ensnared
That they can't ignore you
Fall, out of the blue, everything's true
How can I assure you

You lied, there's nothing inside
Always at the church and never a bride
Once I told you I nearly tried

Hey, get out of my way, I cannot stay
I cannot adore you

You lied, there's nothing inside
Saddle up a dream and we're off on a ride
Once I told you I nearly tried
Hey

 

Othertime

[rev. Oct. 18, 2006]

You arrive here unexplained
I can't believe the chance you took
I can't believe you're back again
Sister come in from the rain
Those images are fading now
You shouldn't bring them back again

In the othertime, in a bargain basement
You were recognized
Then from time to time, much to my amazement
With each ensuing episode your elegance it really showed

Buildings blossom into view
The landscapes change, the people blur
I can't believe this interests you
I read that bedtime interview
I wish they wouldn't print those things
It only makes it hard for you

In the othertime, in a bargain basement
You were recognized
Then from time to time, much to my amazement
With each ensuing episode your elegance it really showed

 

Heliopolis

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Weaving dissolving patterns
Forming our uncertain terms
Passing into history
Going to the worms
I'll wait for you forever
In my house all white with dust
Falling into lonely hours
Let the engines rust

Heliopolis
Heliopolis

And who could tell the difference
When the space is slim
A violation of the soul
Is that me or him
The earth belongs to everyone
Who ever loved or felt
Their touch belongs to anyone
Who's ever been to hell

Heliopolis
Heliopolis

Weaving dissolving patterns
Forming our uncertain terms
Passing into history
Going to the worms
I'll wait for you forever
In my house all white with dust
Falling into lonely hours
Let the engines rust

Heliopolis
Heliopolis

Heliopolis
Heliopolis

 

Famine

Instrumental

 

2005 Karmic Hit Reissue Bonus Tracks

Arm Chair

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Floating in window knives
A love call, a piece of you
I learn, I say sit tight
They've torn the least of you

As the world
Jostles through the stars
Life is such a blast
Always rushing past you

And there, parceled and bare
A land where you meet a man

You stare in the arm chair
As you prepare to be him again

And as the world
Pushes through the dark
Hardly leaves a mark
This is all a lark, ohh...

It's the trying that's so hard
Down on drum stick boulevard
It's as a soldier pretends
It's as a story won't end

And when it rains the sky sighs
And the ocean sun drags
The girls are all there
With controls and brown hair

 

Life Like Love

[rev. Oct. 18, 2006]

You've never seen the other side of a show
You never catch the regrets
People drawn like moths to the edge of the glow
Oh a charlatan never forgets

If you want to wish me safety then I'll understand
Sure I'll understand
But if you want a life like love, that's a tall demand
But I understand

Approaching lights start to dazzle my eyes
And a crescent moon begins to burn
It keeps on shining in the September skies
Maybe one day I'll return

If you want to wish me safety then I'll understand
Sure I'll understand
But if you want a life like love, that's a tall demand
But I understand

You've never guessed how easy my tricks
I still can't show you how it's done
Empires come crashing and it's all for your sticks
It's in the dismal truth we like to shun

If you want to wish me safety then I'll understand
Sure I'll understand
But if you want a life like love, that's a tall demand
But I understand

If you want to wish me safety then I'll understand
Sure I'll understand
If you want a life like love, that's a tall demand
But I understand

 

Someone Calls You On

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

City showers test your powers
Make you feel heartless
Coming soon inside your room
Inside your darkness

It's in the way that you start to sway
You look so blameless
Follow you down to your blessed ground
And the sea is changeless

The ocean rose
And seabirds scream
Someone calls you on
Outside the dream

It's like the very first time you swallowed the line
Hook and sinker
A strange kettle of fish, oh what a dish
Oh what a thinker

But she's made of iron and there's no use trying
To scratch that skin
So you put on a mask and have a good laugh
Before you get in

The traffic crawls
The planets stall
Someone calls you on
Outside the door

A certain hold makes you stop, you look at the clock
You look at the meter
Rejected revenge, you decide on an end
Where the taste is much sweeter

Is there nothing you can do, no more time to come through
To bring it all closer
So you go to that town and you ask all around
But nobody knows her

Her face is blank
The eyes are wrong
Someone calls you on
Outside this song

Salty showers test your powers
Make you feel heartless
Coming soon inside your room
Inside your darkness

 

You Once Told Me

[rev. Sept. 4, 2013]

Baby
Maybe I'll never know
How far I've let things go
But I woke up today
Pieces slipping away

Lately
It all seems so cynical
It could have been mythical
But the autumn has come
And your plans are undone

Lazy
I've never worked so hard
I never dealt your cards
All those queens and the pawns
That you left all forlorn

Hazy
Hazy old memory
Like the turn of the century
Betrayed by a kiss
And I'm thankful for this

You once told me the wind would hold me up
How I fall through thin air

You once told me the wind would hold me up
How I fall through thin air

Baby
Maybe I'll never see
What good this song is to me
But a song might live on
Even when we have gone

Lately
It all seems so ominous
Hey, that's being generous
So drink up my girl
It's a sorry old world

You once told me the wind would hold me up
How I fall through thin air