Noctorum - Honey Mink Forever

False Flag

We saw them whisper in your ear
The words that you expected to hear
Mission accomplished
Handshakes all 'round

You climbed into your private jet
Not a hint of remorse or regret
Your master smiled
The battle nearly won

Where were the interceptors
Where was Captain Kirk
Why was there no warning
The radar didn't work

Such a perfect execution
The media played a part
While the heroes and the fallen
Are all left in the dark

Meanwhile in the tower
I'm debating what to do
I never did have a head for heights
But I have to make a move

The terror of a certain death
The screams, the smoke, the chaos
As loved ones hear the phones go dead
And turn to those who've betrayed us

And in the crack of the dawn
They clear the debris away
So it would never be known
What really happened that day

And they rely on us all
To believe what we were told
So full of shock and of awe
We trusted them with our souls
We trusted them with our souls

Our captain was looking nervous
As the sun set on the bay
He called the gunners to their stations
The anchors hauled away

An eerie calm descended
On the Gulf of Mexico
No Spanish through the glasses
Just a ripple in the status quo

Meanwhile on the foredeck
I debated what to do
The ocean looms below me
Cold and deep and blue

The ship is listing badly
Soon we all could drown
I thought I saw the gunboat
Well that was before we all went down

And all the bankers abused
Investment travels that day
The stock exchanges resumed
Conscription gasoline ways

A truth is tested too soon
The aims of merciless men
They're sacrificing our lives
To ride on steel again
To ride on steel again

 

Better Hope You're Not Alone

[rev. July 18, 2016]

Make a wish
And see just what unfolds
Watch the heat rise from the cold
Do you believe all you've been told

There's a myth
It's going 'round the world
That God can't be a girl
Black with Aslan pose

Well it don't quite seem things are gonna change around here
Can you appreciate that everything wasn't near
Random talk belief can only generate hate
Well the picture's crooked
All his mind is always full of shit so come you want to desecrate [1:10]

Yeah and if you go out on your own
You better hope you're not alone

Let's invent
A supernatural being
All-knowin' and all-seein'
Who demands that we unleaven

There's a small
Difference in the faith
Which will breed the seeds of hate
Until it's all too late

If you look at it all it really doesn't make much sense
You tell me you're good as you're committing the worst offense
There's a hell of a lot of attack in your defense
Well the world's our oyster
So don't pollute it with your stupid, esoteric, narcissistic pretense

Yeah and if you go out on your own
You better hope you're not alone
You better hope you're not alone
(You better hope you're not alone)

 

Cry

[rev. Oct. 28, 2014]

I can wander through this lonely place
Like other people do but I can't find you
Empty roads of memories long gone
But you retain it's this that gets you through

No need for lipstick, no need for perfume
No social engagements for you to resume
No one to see you now he has left you
No one remembers you, you were two when they met you

But the days keep on making me cry
And the nights go by
I'll jolly die
(And look at my face)
I look at my face
(And I see the lines)
See the lines
Gonna lose my mind
The speed of time
Will I see you
When will I see you again

In your ??? [2:32] silence
Of the frantic busy streets
Nothing left to say
You're on your own again

You take out your door key
That opens up a place
You'll be along
Always there but never home

No burst of laughter, no stumbling off curbs
No searching special shops for exotic herbs
No candles burning down from moonlit dinner
No wine or chatter left when losers lost to winner

But the days keep on making me cry
And the nights go by
I'll jolly die
(And look at my face)
I look at my face
(And I see the lines)
And see the lines
Gonna lose my mind
The speed of time
Will I see you
When will I see you again

But you're sitting on the stairs
And I start to cry
And years go by
I'll surely die
(I fall onto the bed)
I fall onto my bed
(And I can't get by)
And I can't get by
Gonna lose my mind
The speed of time
Will take me to you
Take me to you again

 

Victorian Vignette

[rev. Oct. 28, 2014]

Come my dear sit here and tell me
What it is that troubles you
If you can confide in me
Then we'll see what we can do

Be still my heart
See how she suffers
Lady take this moment
For there may not be another

The comfort of friendship has turned into something not planned
How can I tell her I crave the mere touch of her hand

Aaa-ah, the words left unsaid
Aaa-ah, go 'round in their heads
Aaa-ah, will shyness and shame
Aaa-ah, defeat love again

How kind of you sir to ask me what it is that's on my mind
I assure you it is nothing but tightness from this work of mine
Be still my heart, his eyes are not for you
Pleasant though it is to chatter I have duties to resume
These two years I've known him his dear heart I've never addressed
Yet all that I crave is to administer to his happiness

Aaa-ah, the words left unsaid
Aaa-ah, go 'round in their heads
Aaa-ah, will shyness and shame
Aaa-ah, defeat love again

 

Bad Dreams

Almond eyes from paradise
It seems like I have won first prize
Time after time I close my eyes
Just to see inside my mind

The picture would come
A girl from a song
With a book in her hand
A guitar in the other

Strummin' small chords
With delicate fingers
And writing proud words
With a tune that would linger

(On and on)
To break the silence
(On and on)
To kill the valence
(Bring it back)
It's the juice that matters
(Those poor souls)
They're as mad as hatters
(We all know)
They're just not clever
They wouldn't evolve if they lived forever
As you step upon the place beyond bad dreams

Song after song you'd sing along
To explain, to engage, to excel
No one can win when philosophers thin
In a farce without love will they choose to deny you
If you look up there's a world full of beauty
Is this alienation really your duty

And it's on and on
With pain, with torture
On and on
Can't you love your daughter
What kind of faith
Turns its back
Where is the light
When you're inside's black
??? [2:49]
With your flesh and blood
How can you mess with a heart so good
You surely must sleep with long bad dreams

Making friends around the world
A special girl (a special girl)
Making waves in many ways
Your special girl
Your little girl

Now I have found the someone you lost
Turning away comes with a cost

She's sad 'cause of you
She's mad 'cause of you
She cries 'cause of you
Bad dreams 'cause of you
She can't sleep 'cause of you
She weeps 'cause of you
She's scared 'cause of you
Bad dreams 'cause of you
She bawls 'cause of you
(On and on, to break the silence)
She breaks 'cause of you
(On and on, to kill the valence)
She heals 'cause of you
(Bring it back, it's the juice that matters)
Bad dreams 'cause of you
(Those poor souls, they're as mad as hatters)
She recoils 'cause of you
(On and on, with pain, with torture)
She spoils 'cause of you
(On and on, can't you love your daughter)
She feels 'cause of you
(What kind of faith turns its back)
Bad dreams 'cause of you
(Where is the light when you're inside's black)
Bad dreams 'cause of you
Bad dreams 'cause of you
Bad dreams 'cause of you

She would die for you
She would die for you
Bad dreams 'cause of you
Bad dreams 'cause of you

 

Honey Mink

Instrumental

 

Tora Tora Tora

It's noon
No rush
No bus
No bars
No shower
No suit
No shoes
No queues

I'm gonna ring you up and have you come on down
And lyin' next to me
We're not gonna link the sattelite
'Cause we've got our TV

Tora Tora Tora
Women laugh
Tora Tora Tora
On this Sunday afternoon

It's three
It's free
The great escape
Planet of the Apes

If you press eject
Then we can both reflect
On what the best scenes did for you
We'll be Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed
In this epic bed sit [1:52] room

Tora Tora Tora
Women laugh
Tora Tora Tora
On this Sunday afternoon (Sunday afternoon)

[TV Announcer]
It's just coming up to 3 O'Clock here on ITV
Time for your afternoon movie

[Movie dialog]
Tarry no longer.
This is no drill.
[...Japanese dialog...] Tora! Tora! Tora! Huh!

Brush away the crumbs from the bottom sheet
Waited for the break
You can hit the kitchen at lightning speed
For another piece of cake

And while you're there put the kettle on
I try to get back in time
'Cause this is the part that you knew from the start
That has your favorite line

Tora Tora Tora
Women laugh
Tora Tora Tora
On this Sunday afternoon

Tora Tora Tora
Women laugh
Tora Tora Tora
On this Sunday afternoon

 

Running Through Your Fingers

[rev. Oct. 28, 2014]

I believe in wondrous things
I can hear the planners sing
And they glow in reds and blues
And demand at their abuse

(What can you do)
And we limp to the future
Bandaged and bleeding
Challenge
I got a need for sacrifice
Responsibility and such
But when you look at what we've got
Is it really that much?

Can't you see
It's running through your fingers
Running through your fingers
Just take your hands and stop it
Running through your fingers

If I must I'll spell it out
Who on Earth could harbor doubt
Can't you see that just one soul
Is a piece in the crucial whole

(What can you do)
I came to make a difference
Someone else will fix it
But simple acts of habit
Are all we need to change
Just rein in a little bit
Is that so hard to arrange

Can't you see
It's running through your fingers
Running through your fingers
Just take your hands and stop it
Running through your fingers

Can't you see
It's running through your fingers
Running through your fingers
Just take your hands and stop it
Running through your fingers

Can't you see
It's running through your fingers
Running through your fingers
Just take your hands and stop it
Running through your fingers

 

Mao Tse Tung Kiss

[rev. Oct. 28, 2014]

In the west they got religion
Word and fear discardin' vision
They can't see when all is said and
All extremes mean

Dana [0:44] crossed a Peking sunset baby
A sight you don't wanna miss
I didn't see it in your eyes, a complete surprise
When you threw me your Mao Tse Tung kiss

In the east there's ovulation
But they're not waitin' for salvation
Integration, all one nation
In that situation from corporation

It's all a fairy you can't covet in stone [2:01]
Punch him [2:11] in the dark
Scared to be alone
Scatter in the dust
Of the great unknown

Was it I'm a Great Wall of China baby
You came up with this
I didn't see you as a complete surprise
When you hit me with you Mao Tse Tung kiss

If it's China or Carolina baby
Just remember this
You can't convince 2000 lizard sins
With one Mao Tse Tung kiss

 

New Scientist

Instrumental