Isidore - Life Somewhere Else

The Privateer

Morning is coming and I must away
Over the green fields of the sea
No man can tell you, no no man can say
Oh the monsters and mirages are waiting for me

I pack up my feelings, I store all my hurt
I lock up my heart in an old memory
Walk down the gangplank and walk down the aisle
Walk a mile in my shoes up the rocks and the scree

I've been undermined, I've been undefined
I've been so inclined and I've been so lonely
I've been underfed and I've nearly been bled
And I've been nearly dead and I nearly been free

I've been a woman and I've been a man
And I've been a child when I shouldn't be
I've been a winner and a sinner and saint
And I've been had for dinner and the third degree

But I saw the cannon and I saw the flash
As I smelt the fear and the melted debris
But the privateer is still waiting here

There were islands of women as dark as the night
And cannibals and kings and things unholy
But the privateer is still waiting here

During the voyage around capes of ice
The sea serpents hissed as it crushed us like mice
And the balmy nights of Shangri-Las
Drunk on pink gin and the old jealous stars

They rationed the water and the daughters of the chief
And medals for heroes and whips for the thief
In the admiral's cabin with his grand chandelier
But the privateer is still waiting here

There were maps of the stars that guided our keel
And dolphins and seals swam the uncharted sea
But the privateer is still waiting here

 

Life Somewhere Else

Life somewhere else imposed by will
I should have known from the start
Running and jumping and standing still
Watching it all fall apart

Alone in some night besieged by my doubt
Alone in some day in the crowd
Alone at my birth as they pulled me out
Alone in my death, alone in the shroud

Life is sweet
But life somewhere else

Baby I need you, baby I'm gone
Baby don't think I can wait
Love will find you if you can hold on
Now five, six, seven, eight

Life is complete
It'll sweep you back on your feet
Life is sweet
But life somewhere else

Why is it like this
It's all for myself
What, what can you do
Life somewhere else

Life somewhere else in a garden or room
Life somewhere else in a box
Life somewhere else in a song or fortune
Life somewhere else
Life somewhere else

 

Song Of The City

I saw it with my eyes
Open and visibly
I heard it with my mind
Just imperceptibly

I thought it with my heart
Just like a silver ray
Turned it in my hand
Gives me the chance to pray

Start in the darkest part
Looked to the distant past
Song of the city
Song of the road

Start in the darkest part
Looked to the distant past
Song of the city
Song of the road

I took it with my night
I take it up every day
I thought that I was right
I thought it was right away

I waited around
Until you deined to appear
Created a sound
Bound to bring pain to my ears

Start in the darkest part
Look in the distant past
Song of the city
Song of the road

Start in the darkest part
Look to the distant past
Song of the city
Song of the road

Selling you on the way there
And get a good price for you
And making it nice for you

I kicked up a fuss
I picked up a mountain range
I pricked up my ears
I nicked up the candle bridge [3:32]

I buried my loot
I wish for my day to come
I took off my boots
Looked at my fingers and thumbs

That was ok
To think about you all the time
And every day
You stayed

 

Old Black Spirit

Pour me a drink
I don't know what I think
I just know that I hurt
And it keeps gettin' worse
And the worse that it gets
It kindles regrets

Make mine straight
It's getting real late
We're not talking much sense here
We're on the defense here
And it burns as it goes down
Burning my memory to shadow
I'm gettin' real mad now
You're just gettin' sad now
I guess that's just too bad now

Odorless
Colorless
Now you're powerless
Now you're gone

And you gone somewhere
With that spirit of despair
And you just don't care
That it's wrong

And I, I wouldn't mind
If the stuff just made you blind
But that blindness is so mean and unkind
And it's, it's kinda strange
Just how quickly you change
It's dangerous and it's lethally a lie

Odorless
Colorless
Now you're powerless
Now you're gone

And you gone somewhere
With that spirit of despair
And you just don't care
That it's wrong

And I, I wouldn't mind
If the stuff just made you blind
But that blindness is so mean and unkind
And it's, it's kinda strange
Just how quickly you change
And it's dangerous and it's lethally a lie

 

Recoil

Something got a hold of me now
Some little elemental eating up my route pal [0:16]
Something I shouldn't allow
Getting kinda stronger every passing hour

My globe is starting to spin the wrong way
Morning turns to night without any day
Deep in my bed where I cannot lay
Lost in a prayer I cannot pray
All my visitors say they cannot stay, hey hey hey

Some bastard's got it in for me
Some nasty little witch is sewing up a stitch
Bad luck is dogging me like a bitch
I can't scratch this itch

My flesh recoils from the heat and the cold
Believe every lie that I ever told
Everything I touch just turns to mold
Everything I buy is already sold
Losin' my grip, losin' my hold
Oh my heart, oh my soul
Oh my god I'm slipping into this hole

Someone up there try to dislocate me
Someone up there must really fucking hate me
Get me a priest, give me my last rites
I'll get me a leash, at least give me tonight
Give me a hit, I can't put up a fight
Aw, give me a shot, I'm so hot, I'm nearly alight

 

Some Reverse Magic

Jesus, sometimes you scare me
I'm looking for trouble, you double-dare me
I'm looking for truth but I'm too aloof
I wasted my youth looking for proof
Please appear and prepare me

I never thought of it before
You're watching everything I do
They say now come let us adore
And it's a door we've all been through

Oh Christ, sometimes you shock me
I'm looking for peace now, please now, try to unlock me

I never noticed it before
You walked beside me all the way
You were the stranger on the shore
As I was changing day by day

Jesus, sometimes you desert me
I'm searching for money, funny how that hurt me
I'm searching for fame and I'm playing the game
I'm running from blame and it's all the same
Please come here and convert me

I never thought of it before
You're watching everything I do
They say now come let us adore
And it's a door we've all been through

I never noticed it before
You walked beside me all the way
You were the stranger on the shore
As I was changing day by day

 

Reappearance

[rev. Aug. 3, 2013]

Let's just slide into this thing
It's all been said before I just want to sing
Sing you moon, sing you sun
Sing you daughter, then I ought to run

I sing the love that's just begun
Sing for money, sing for fun
(Isidore)

Let's just ride this whole thing out
Its early days, let me wander about
I wonder thence, I wander here
Now Isidore has reappeared

Reattuned, realigned
The opening into your mind
(Isidore)

Fe fi fo fum
Om mani padme hum

Reappearance
No interference
(The reappearance of Isidore)

Reconnection
Transmigration
(The reappearance of Isidore)

Into your hands I commend my spirit

Reappearance
No interference

 

Oh My Sky

Going real slow with you alright
That's the only thing that you needed to do
Going even slower with you alright
That's the only thing that you needed to do

Well I was sitting in the rain surrounded by rust
I was touching up something that I shouldn't really name
I was focused askance so I made my advance
Take off your pants and pretend you're in France, or Belgium

Oh miss [1:30] demon, can I see
Should we melt them red
Dress my dream in Valvoline
When the engine fails
Cobalt blue and mercury
Chinese white jet black
Gonna take my memory
Burnin' up them tracks

And I know what you are
I know what you say
I know what you did
And I know how you played
And I know what you wanted when you got me that day
And I wandered in the twilight
And I wondered if you wanted it this way

Later in the restaurant Roger's acting kinda weird
I thought it was anxiety till my heart got speared
I was drowning in the sea, I was running through the cake
I was lost in the dessert, I was broke in the tea break

Oh my sky
I've fallen fallen
Someone callin' down to me

I was standing in the sea, nothing at the knee [4:01]
I was become a someone never wanted to be
It had all gone awry, the price was too high
So please don't ask why
If I never come back again

 

Just Dust

Baby smear yourself in xylocaine
Meanwhile in the corner my familiar actin' strange
Some things child are never gonna change
Say now home, home, home on the range

Who's in charge here woman do you take rubber checks
In Xanadu when my pleasure dome erects
By the sacred river Alph where my ??? [0:35]
By the mouth of Zeus and the zebras necks

I'm a lion in a cage and I'm clawin' on your bone
I'm together with you now but I'm not alone
I said I'll take you down slow to the undead zone

I really wanna find my Rosetta Stone
I really wanna touch you honey I'm so unclean
I really wanna be there in the inbetween
I really wanna coat you in my satin sheen

I really wanna manifest my black machine
I got a little ??? [1:20] but I feel pretty smug
I'm trying to get rid of the 2000 bug
I'm trying everything just to get a hug

I really need to take my very last drug
I said Is-is-is Isidore
I said that Is-is-is Isidore
I said now Is-is-is Isidore
I said Is-is-is-is Isidore
I said Is-is Isidore
I said now (yeah) Is-is Isidore
(Is Isidore)
(Is Isidore)

I want you and you want me yeah
Come on down out in the sea and
It is cold around my waist and
Touch my side just feel my taste and
Pull in soft it gone too hard and
Beat meat eat that take this card and
Stop and stop and come and pull and
Crack out girl I need to show you and
Day has burned my heart dark place and
Slammed me down onto your face and
Good and bad and should we dream and
Don't try now if you can't scream
Isidore is that four more and
Isidore smack on your floor and
Isidore that open door and
Isidore...

 

Belle In Mid Air

Thinly veiled
Like a belle in mid air
Yeah fallin' anywhere
Then crawlin' up the stairs

I gotta go
Don't you know me by now
Holy cow
I'll survive this all somehow
I'll live to tell this tale I know
I will prevail

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Oooh
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Oooh

Well I do declare
You're a belle in mid air
Moving through the fair
Can't feel them, you don't care

I gotta split
Before you hit me with your post
Holy ghost
And all the Heavenly host
You were the hostess with the most
I'm setting sail

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Oooh
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Oooh

 

Readymade

I've got a little bit of a pallor
I want to get more
It looks a little bit like it's fallen
Outside your door

I put my mind in your machine
I'm already there
I feel so blind, I look so clean
Evening wear and tear
I put my hands so far between
The land and the air
Ahh yeah

I got a little bit overwhelmed there
I want to get back
I had a little hit in some room there [1:28]
During The Slow Crack
I got a little bit of a name there
Then it all went black
The night got a little ??? [1:45] there

I put my mind in your machine
I'm already there
I feel so blind, I look so clean
Evening wear and tear
I put my hands so far between
The land and the air
Ahh yeah

I got a little bit of a headache
I want to escape
Got a little bit of a heartache baby
But it's just sour grapes
I got a little bit of time left
Before it all runs out
I got a little drop of this wine left
Before it all comes out
Aww yeah
I'm a readymade
Just like those ??? [3:01]

 

Song For The Moon

The maternal throne
The dead moon's rays
Night's mysteries
Fortune missing hours
Before the light
Just bring bliss to me

And the slippery post
And the wiry points
That flash and die on through
How can a being more than make like you

The blackened line
The hollow space
Inside of me
The endangered worlds
The forgotten suns
The periphery

Like the famished man
And the astral twins
Fighting at the feast
How could being more like you at least

All my little songs
And all my little graces begone
Only one everyone
Only one

All my little songs
And all my little graces begone
Only one of everyone
Only one, everyone

Being completely aflame [2:48]
They're drifting past
Always doth intrude

With the tiny hands of the alien band
A north [3:03] altitude
The self-same doubts
The violent bouts
As we're trying to break free
How could a being build a threat to me [3:25]

 

The Headlight Child

We used to be inseparable friends
We both dropped out of Sunday school
I couldn't believe it
I didn't want to stay

You used to roam around in the bush
Pretending it was Hindu cush
I can still see it
Like it was today

Yeah, I'm the same now
Yeah, but you're different
We cannot blame
Now everything's changed
I'm just a stranger now

You used to hang around at Hackett Tip
The land was moving like a ship
I could not fathom how we didn't fall

We used to wait for butterflies
Autumn coming through the Summer skies
The moon was rising and surprising us all

Yeah, I'm the same now
Yeah, but you're different
Who can I blame
Now everything's changed now
You're just a stranger
Everything's changed and
Yeah, I'm the same now
Yeah, but you're different
Who can I blame
Now everything's changed
You're just a stranger
Everything's changed now

We used to skate on the thin ice
We used to laugh and throw the dice
We used to laugh and ask questions later

We used to dress up as each other
Now we were closer than two brothers
We caught a mermaid but we never ate her

We used to think we were immortal
We disappear in different portals
You jump right in, I kind of made a trailer [3:14]

 

You Will Remain

First comes the rain and it sustains you into bliss
Then comes the fire and you try locking onto just this
Deep in the earth saying the words no one can hear
High in the air you wonder where unaware all are your fear

Ohhh, you will remain

Then comes the sun stunning the cloud shining a light in your eyes
Next is the moon soon it will bloom and you'll arise

Ohhh, you will remain
Ohhh, you feel no pain

Creatures under a microscope
Pushing forward to grope for hope
Ahh yeah, give us a rope
Maybe just an isotope

On some astral plane
You're not slain
Oh yeah you will remain

Ohhh, you will remain
Ohhh, you feel no pain
Ohhh, you will remain
Ohhh, you feel no pain