The Idyllist

The First Waltz

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Zara Thustra

[rev. Sept. 8, 2013]

Now I got a feeling that nothing will healing
Someone puts a ceiling on you
I got a predilection at the next intersection
If I find my direction is true

I hide my stasis in normal
Hug you like a big thread bear
I walk you back to the normal baby
And who knows what you find there

Zara Thustra
You used ta say
Zara Thustra
Zara Thustra
Okay

I got a source, it can't be named of course
Until someone put a force on you
Translation of my text, well what do you expect
And next they're suspecting you

I have/halve [1:25] my daily allowance
Half a lama if I can
I dance just for his game times baby
Still I haven't much in demand

Zara Thustra
You used ta say
Zara Thustra
Zara Thustra
Okay

I've got a bad connector, never can direct her
Never can perfect my game
I wander in the shadow of a million dollar window
A hollow without any name

I hit my peak in the dark age
I hope my hand will it float [2:30]
I've got my gems and my garbage baby
I got my back of a book

Heh
Meanwhile I was still sleeping

 

One Thing Before I Go

I'll tell you one thing before I go
There's still a few things nobody ever know
They tell ya you're beautiful
They tell ya you're wrong
But who loves you baby
I put it in this song

There's plenty of people with nothing to do
Nothing they do ever comes true
They tell me you're winning
They tell me you're lost
But who loves you baby
And got his fingers crossed

When you walk in the door and find me gone
Don't forget I already said so long

 

Something Out There

[rev. Dec. 11, 2013]

Oh well the sky was black, the moon was proud
I wandered lonely as a crowd
I wandered lonely and forlorn
It was 1000 miles to the dawn

Something out there gonna make you feel good
You get your head something if you only could
Something out there gonna make you feel fine
Everybody drinkin' Babylonian wine

And the summer sank and rose again
We were well into the age of man
We were well into the Valium
Then forget, only guess when

Something out there gonna make you feel good
You get your head something if you only could
Something out there gonna make you feel fine
Everybody drinkin' Babylonian wine

Something out there gonna make you feel good
You get your head something if you only could
Something out there gonna make you feel fine
Everybody drinkin' Babylonian wine

On with naivety and primed with dirt
I look like a ponce in my glowing shirt
I look like a villain from a pantomime
And for the time being I was being in time

Something out there gonna make you feel good
Get your head something if you only could
Something out there gonna make you feel fine
Everybody drinkin' Babylonian wine

Yeah now Anna Narchy flew back to Sweden
Somewhere north and east of Eden
Somewhere there's a snake in a tree
Eating an apple, waiting for me

Something out there gonna make you feel good
You get your head to something if you only could
Something out there gonna make you feel fine
Everybody drinkin' Babylonian wine

Sooner or later everybody kills me
This is the story of Steven Kilbey
This is the ballad of Dante's Inferno
Gimme a rip, gimme a burn, oh

Something out there gonna make you feel good
You get your head to something if you only could
Something out there gonna make you feel fine
Everybody drinkin' Babylonian wine

Oh well the moon was black, the sky was green
I wandered amongst the people unseen
I wandered around the cracks and the pictures they paint
Everybody here knows I ain't no saint

Something out there's gonna make you feel good
Get your head to something if you only could
Something out there gonna make you feel fine
Everybody drinkin' Babylonian wine

Something out there gonna make you feel good
Something out there gonna make you feel good

 

African Jesus

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

And even if she go
My life will go on without her
My world will still turn

And even if she stay
My star will fade away
Ashes and money and my nerve

Oh sweet Jesus
Oh how I love you so
Oh sweet Jesus
Give me another go

And even if she love
Still will my spirit rise above
Will my spirit rise above this plane

And even if she don't
Well I can't help it if she won't
Gotta keep tryin' again and again

Oh sweet Jesus
Oh how I love you so
Oh sweet Jesus
Give me another go

Oh sweet Jesus
Oh sweet Jesus
Oh sweet Jesus
(Oh sweet Jesus)

 

The Truth Is Not Enough

[rev. Sept. 8, 2013]

The truth is not enough
It's half the story
Oh babe I'm doing it wrong
That's how you saw it
Come here, bring a song
Then you won't be ignored

And all the mojo in this world won't help you today
And all the pleasure has since gone, gone away
And in the end I am who you say

Your words glance off my mind
They don't perturb me
I wonder what you'll find
When you disturb me
Who's in front and who's behind
And who will cover me

And all the mojo in this world won't help you today
And all of the pleasure has since gone, gone away
And in the end I am who you say
And all of the pleasure has since gone, gone away

I wonder why they all ignore love
I wonder why, I wonder why
I wonder why they all love you so
I wonder why, wonder why

And all of the mojo in this world won't help you today
And all of the pleasure has since gone, gone away
And in the end I am who you say
And all of the pleasure has since gone, gone away

 

Aero-space

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

I got a thorn in my side
What you do
Spreading this ruin

I've got a Jekyll and Hyde
There was no where
To be bathed with a tune

To reveal everything
Well the things you do
I said baby we belong
All the time that you blew

And when all this world has turned it's ugly back on you
You stand before me like a childhood law

Well I said maybe
She's a real gone lady
Talks in toxic slang

I try to take it home
Now it's covered in foam
Now a lover's bang

I try to walk away baby
She said "Where are you going honey
You look so fine"

I try to open my eyes
It's no surprise
I can't divine

I couldn't see it
I couldn't be it
I couldn't even take a swing

I couldn't free it
I couldn't be it
All I could do was sing

And even though the world has turned it's ugly back on you
You stand before me like a childhood law

[Communications chatter, including:
  "Do we have some kind of visual on the object?"
  "Roger, copy that."
  "You get a read on that?"
  "Something's happening now."
  "Which language are you translating in, sir?"]

Now please don't try to get even
Now come on there Steven
I couldn't collect
I wouldn't count on it

I couldn't take your advice
Who am I? Oh wow
I guess I know
I shoulda

She took me down so slow
I was never to know
I would never connect
Or would I

I couldn't even say
If it was today
Or some other time

I try to go home
I try to stay out
I try to sing
I try to shout it out

I try to warn the morning about night
Now I'm sitting here
In the middle of a fright

And when all this world has turned it's ugly back on you
You stand before me like a childhood law

[More communications chatter]

 

Can't Believe You

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

I wear my heart on my sleeve
And I can't believe you are my baby
And now we're runnin' wild
Collide in the inside lane

And all of this is the synthesis
Of all that you gave me
And now we're cooling off
Above the vertical rain

I wear my charm 'round my neck
And I can't forget that you are my witness
And now we're throwing stones
Alone in this lonely place

And I think if I blink
If I blink, if I blink I will miss this
And now we're losing stock
But we're never losing face, oh no

I wear my past on my sleeve
And I can't believe you are my baby
And now we're runnin' wild
Collide on the inside lane

And all of this is the synthesis
Of all that you gave me
And now we're cooling off
Above the vertical rain

 

Oh No Baby

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

It was a Sunday
It was the one day of the year
It was the only time took my decorations down
Something was stolen
Some pin was rolling for you
It was the only time I heard that new dimension sound

Oh no baby
Oh no, no
Oh no baby
Oh no, no, no, no, no (no)

It was at Easter
I saw her recently I guess
It was a lonely time
I took my recollections out

Something was broken
Some words were spoken to her
It was a lonely time
I saw her eyes rolling about

Oh no baby
Oh no, no (no), no (no), no (no), no (no), baby
Oh no (no), no (no), no (no), no (no, no, no, no...)

 

Swift 1

Well my baby came home
And she shot me with a gun
She said, "I'm having fun, how 'bout you?"
Well she shot me once, speared me twice
She pushed me off a cliff
I fell into an ocean
And woke up smoking a spliff

I approach the chair most humbly
I bow down upon your gifts
I only pray your judgement contains mercy and is swift

 

Shot Through With Change

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

God don't give me more truth than I can handle
God don't give me more weight than I can bear
God don't give me darkness without candle, no
God don't give me war everywhere
God don't give me days in desert without sandal
God I can't believe you don't care

Shot through with a desire for change
I don't need it, I am in no pain
Images and damages I don't even know
Living in a past that you can never see

God don't give me more love than I can manage
God don't give me more hate, I can't cope
God don't give me beauty I might damage, no
God don't give me life without hope
God don't give me car without garage
God I feel like such a dope

Shot through with a desire for change
I don't need it, I am in no pain
Images and damages I don't even know
Living in a past that you can never see

God don't give me money, I might spend it
God don't give me wheel, I might swerve
God don't give me chance in case I lend it, no
God don't give me another Earth
God don't give me nature....

 

Pitstop

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

Pitstop baby won't you sing my song
Come on now and sing it all night long
Don't stop baby 'cause it's not long
Come on baby sing it all night long

She's going home
Yeah, yet I know
She's going home
Come on baby sing my song

I don't know about you
I don't know about me
I don't know where the money go
Nowhere I can seem to be

I know a woman in Timbuktu
She said come on baby we can see it through
I know a woman down in old Siam
She said anytime baby I don't give a damn

I'm going home
Yeah, yet I know
I'm going home
Come on baby won't you sing my song

I don't know about you
I don't know about me
I don't know how the empire grows
Nowhere I can be, it seems

I know a girl down in Everport [2:47]
Ah she moves me baby never leaves me short
I know a woman in the Everglades
She said my love for you baby now will never fade

She's going home
Yeah, yes I know
She's going home
Come on baby it's where your love has gone

I don't know about you
I don't know about me
I don't know where the money go
Nowhere I can seem to be

All the women down in Germany
Say baby baby, whispered harmony
All know a girl enchantable [4:46]
Come on baby 'cause she got the blues

And I'm going home Yeah, yes I know

 

Rock Song 13

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

The lake girl and the night master
Were down in the ditch
The lake girl said it's all gone past us
The night master says though time is a bitch

If only all these years hadn't been so cruel
If only hadn't broken all those rules
If I only hadn't suffered all the fools
There wouldn'ta been a hitch

The lake girl rested on the hills of the dark
And her white skin seemed to glow
The night master moving in like a vicious fiend
Like a fuse that's gonna blow

Lake girl and the night master
Up in a fog
Lake girl said can you go a little faster
Master says time is a dog

If only all the drugs hadn't fucked up my head
And all the sweet ladies in my bed
Don't wander off your path of deadly sin
Or reading some prick's blog

The lake girl rested on the moonlit rug
And her white skin seemed to shine
Master moving in like a piece of tin
Like a diamond in the mine

 

Alienne

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

[0:14 - 0:40]
(I remember when it started)
I can remember how it started
Yeah, I can remember when it started
??? [0:22 - 0:28]
(I begged them not to leave me)
I begged them not to let me fall asleep
(I know there was something...)
They just...
I knew there was something going on
They just make an incision...

She came to Earth
Only love in her heart
Looking for DNA
So she pulled me apart

[1:03 - 1:42]
...I awake every time I fell asleep
I have these terrible nightmares
Like something I caught [1:10]
I see now
I'd just be aware...
I'd just...
My mind refuses to remember
We can't get away
Every night as soon as I fell asleep
...make an incision...
I just had to do whatever it wanted
I was about seven
(Anytime)
That's when the scars appeared
(Anytime, anywhere)

She came to Earth
Only love in her heart
Looking for DNA
So she pulled me apart

[2:07 - 2:21]
Yes
I guess these cats don't travel in spaceships and stuff like that
Please don't rest
Could turn up anywhere
You're damn well right
(Anywhere)

She came to Earth
Only love in her heart
Looking for DNA
So she pulled me apart

[2:48 - 3:32]
Yeah
Science has to [2:49] offer
This kinda thing though...
(Hid in yourself)
(Save yourself)
I can't tell you...
Well...
Everybody knows I made a spontaneous decision to become vegetarian
There's four white scars...
And uh...
I want my alienne to come back looking for me

 

Mist Your Opportunity

[rev. Sept. 15, 2013]

Mr. Opportunity (Mr. Opportunity) to set the real man
Oh when he comes to your door
You better be there (be there) if you can
He's a mercurial man

Mr. Opportunity (Mr. Opportunity), ridin' his steed
Chance travels before him
You adore him, yes indeed (yes indeed)
Oh well he's got what you need

Mr. Opportunity, well, well, well
Ah when he comes to your door
With his soft options (soft options) and hard sell
Oh that he sells so well

Mr. Opportunity (Mr. Opportunity)

Mr. Opportunity (Mr. Opportunity), my, my, my
Oh when he comes to your door
With his black truth (black truth) and white lie
Oh which one will we buy

Mr. Opportunity measures you down
And when he's walking away
And talking (talking) without sound (without sound)
Oh could you lend me 50 pounds

Mr. Opportunity signing the deal (signing)
When he comes to the dotted line
He smiles (he smiles) just like an eel
Just so you know he's for real

Mr. Opportunity (Opportunity)
Mr. Opportunity

Mr. Opportunity (Opportunity)br> Mr. Opportunity

 

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