B i o g r a p h y
 (by Jason Ankeny)

Like their namesake � the dog rocketed into orbit by the Soviets renowned as the first living creature to exit the earth's atmosphere � Laika travelled the spaceways, forging a distinct and wildly experimental fusion of hip-hop, jazz, electronica, dub and Krautrock without earthly precedent. A kind of Too Pure label all-star team comprised of former Moonshake vocalist/programmer Margaret Fiedler and bassist John Frenett, onetime PJ Harvey drummer Rob Ellis and noted producer Guy Fixsen as well as ex-God percussionist Lou Ciccotelli and saxophonist/flautist Louise Elliott, Laika formed in London during the autumn of 1993; their debut EP Antenna appeared the following summer. Silver Apples of the Moon, the group's acclaimed full-length debut, followed in early 1995; after a hiatus, Laika resurfaced with Sounds of the Satellites in early 1997, garnering even greater critical praise. Good Looking Blues appeared in 2000.




Silver Apples of the Moon
- 1995-03-28 -



Sugar daddy
Marimba song
Let me sleep
Itchy & scratchy (Instrumental)
Coming down glass
If you miss
44 robbers
Red river
Honey in heat
Thomas
Spider happy hour (Instrumental)

Sounds of the satellites
- 1997-02-24 -

Prairie dog
Breather
Out of sight and snowblind
Almost sleeping
Starry night
Bedbugs
Martinis on the moon (Instrumental)
Poor gal
Blood + bones (moody mix)
Shut off/curl up
Spooky rhodes
Dirty feet + giggles (Instrumental)


Good looking blues
- 2000-02-28 -

Black cat bone
Moccasin
T. Street
Uneasy
Good looking blues
Widows' wead
Glory cloud
Go fish

Badtimes
Knowing too little


Wherever i am i am what is missing
- 2003-10-21 -

Girls without hands
Falling down
Alphabet soup
Barefoot blues
Leaf by leaf
Diamonds & Stones
Dirty Bird
Fish for nails
Oh
King Sleepy


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

A single word
He knows
Lie low
Longwave
Looking for the Jackalope
Lower than stars
Lyin' goat


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Silver Apples of the Moon

Sugar daddy

Sugar daddy
Sugar daddy take me away
From this bad bad place
I'm sick and tired of trying
And i wanna fly away
I guess we got our wires crossed
He's thinking driftwood i think twigs
Nothing nothing's gonna save us now
And i wanna fly away

Marimba song

Oh the moon is giving sunshine
Sky's full of wine
Big ol' bear prickly pear
I wanna live in your
Fuzzy bits an' kissin' lips
Curly hair and squeezy hips
Places where i just fit in you
Never had the luck to see god's hands
Not even his fingernails
But if he has a voice it's just like yours
Butter and honey and milk and water
Milk and water
Milk and water
Moon is giving sunshine
Sky's full of wine
Clouds are pouring red
Stars are pouring white
So much raining down on me i just lose my...
Moon is giving sunshine
Sky's full of wine
Big ol' bear prickly pear
I wanna live in your...
Night and day day and night
Night and day day and night
Moon is giving sunshine
Sky's full of wine
Big ol' bear prickly pear
I wanna live in your
Flutter-bys and butterflies
That frame your big round eyes
An' make lightning strike twice inside
Make lightning strike twice inside
So much light sky's so bright
So much light sky's so bright
Clouds are pouring red
An' the stars are pouring white
Clouds are pouring red
An' the stars are pouring white
Lightning strike twice inside
Night and day day and night
Lightning strike twice inside
Moon is giving sunshine
Sky's full of wine
Clouds are pouring red
Stars are pouring white

Let me sleep

Let me sleep i'm through now
I'll just close my eyes
I know i didn't do it
It's too late to explain
I'm tired - he's screaming
He knows where i've been
I was gonna say something
Maybe
He says i taste like rubber
I can't change his mind
He thinks he's right
He thinks i'm lying
I've heard stories like this
But not about me
I'm tired - he's screaming
He knows where i've been

Coming down glass

Them trashy types just outta milk teeth
Keep bluffin' me with their big girly eyes
Them trashy types them college girls
Don't know squat 'bout guys like me
She don't do nothin' but flirt an' lie
She don't do nothin' but wink an' smile
Too tight in the crotch too proud for
Daddy's little girl too good for
Who's that knocking who who's that knocking
He's coming down glass he's coming down glass
Who's that knocking who who's that knocking
He's coming down glass he's coming down glass
Play with a puppy an' he'll lick your mouth
Mockingbirds makin' light of me
Those pussywillows just break my heart
Sweeter than syrup in pinching high heels
Who's that knocking who who's that knocking
He's coming down glass he's coming down glass
Who's that knocking who who's that knocking
He's coming down glass he's coming down glass
Them trashy types just outta milk teeth
Keep bluffin' me with their big girly eyes
Them trashy types them college girls
Don't know squat 'bout guys like me
Who's that knocking who who's that knocking
He's coming down glass he's coming down glass
Who's that knocking who who's that knocking
He's coming down glass he's coming down glass
I'm going down that long lonesome road
I'm going where cold winds blow
I'm going where i've got no name
I'm going down and have no shame
I'm going down and have no shame
I'm going down and have no shame
I'm going down and have no


If you miss

If you miss
Jump at the sun
And if you miss
You can't help but grab some stars
(don't give me an answer i'll wish i never asked)


44 robbers

I got up at half past four
Forty-four robbers around my door
Forty-four - and maybe more
What the hell they want me for?
Stubbly faces & gap-tooth grins
Ain't no way i'm lettin' them in
No way - you can't come in
Forty-four robbers stinkin' of gin
Uh huh - i ain't lettin' you in
I'll hit you with a rolling pin
So small can't hurt a fly
Get in my way and i'll sure as hell try
To kick your butt down the block
Can't wait yellin' for the cops
Fifty dealers and fifty thieves
Starring at the drive-in on my street
Shit, over my shoulder there's popeye and bluto
Looking nasty - can i remember my judo?
It's always like this - going out alone
So damn scared might never leave home
I've got my freedom i've got my pride
All means nothin' with these men outside
Puffing and preening and strutting their stuff
Blocking my way out - i've had enough!
Give me justice - hand it over now
Gotta get a gun or maybe just leave town...
See ya!
Sly stallone and al capone
Are giving me grief on the telephone
All i want is a swiss cheese sarnie
When at the deli stands big arnie
Hey jean-claude - move aside
That taxi's mine - i'm taking that ride
When i go out to get the sunday paper
What's my man to think 'someone might rape her'?!
I'm just having a beer on my own
Don't mean hulk hogan can take me home
I've got my mace but my loud-as-fuck whistle
Is so ineffective i just pray the epistles
For help to come someday soon
But until then i'll stay in my room

Red river

Tell me where the blood red river runs
From my back door to the rising sun
On again away till dawn
Never straight and way too long
I weighed the trees and hills on scales
The zig-zag lightning and killer whales
Silver clouds reflected in deep
I don't measure up i don't measure up
Red water's boiling the wind will blow it
Halfway 'cross the ocean the wind will blow it
Red water's boiling the wind will blow it
Halfway 'cross the ocean the wind will blow it
I am a liar i rage on paper
A piece of string could only do better
Been talking for years it's hard to remember
A piece of string could only do better
Tell me where the blood red river runs
From my back door to the rising sun
On again away till dawn
Never straight and way too long
Way too long
Way too long
Way too long
Red water's boiling the wind will blow it
Red water's boiling the wind will blow it
Red water's boiling the wind will blow it
Red water's boiling the wind will blow

Honey in heat

Menfolks just don't understand
Sympathy for a wretch like me
I'm a handle to wind the tongue
Just a bitch in heat
Menfolks just can't even see
My fifty puppies and tits to my knees
Stretch marks - hair like grease
Just a bitch in heat
Yeah i want it bad
So bad i'm howlin'
And all you dogs sniffin' butts outside
Don't need it half as much as me...
Dachshunds and st. Bernards
Going mad in my front yard
Big and small - i'll have 'em all
Just a bitch in heat
Menfolks just can't conceive
I'm at the mercy of chemistry
Every spring you get itchy feet
Ain't nothin' compared to this heat
I'm honey in heat with nothin' to do
'Cept wait around for mutts like you
I guess i'm just an easy lay
Until they day they get me...
Yeah i want it bad
So bad i'm howlin'
And all you dogs sniffin' butts outside
Don't need it half as much as need it half as much as
Yeah i want it bad
So bad i'm howlin'
And all you dogs swingin' cats outside
Don't need it half as much as me

Thomas

Sittin' in the corner
Eye-in' little jella
Her head all clink-clank
Scary box of knick-knacks
She's always in a scurry-scurry
Shakin' with her worry-worry
Kickin' up a sandstorm
Runnin' up the slide-down
Bee buzz buzzing
Hummin' bird a hummin'
Heart beatin' clip-clop
Burstin' like a pea pod
Sparky little milk pup
Rippin' up the hearthrug
Kickin' up a sandstorm
Runnin' up the slide-down
Kickin' up a sandstorm
Runnin' up the slide-down

Sounds of the satellites

Prairie dog

Prairie now isn't that a pretty word
Rolls off the tongue like a setting sun
You should have heard what i heard
A shriek a syllable a sleight of hand

Prairie now isn't that a lonely word
Slips through the hands like a falling star
You should have seen what i saw
A mask an artifice a skillful smear

If i could pull the nerves from my skin
If i could pull the nerves from my skin i would

Prairie now isn't that an evil word
Trips on its feet like a slouching beast
Surely things will change now
A start a plan a place to go

If i could pull the nerves from my skin
If i could pull the nerves from my skin i would

Prairie now isn't that a pretty word
Rolls off the tongue like a setting sun
You should have heard what i heard
A shriek a syllable a sleight of hand

Surely things will change now
Surely things will change now
Surely things will change now
Surely things will change now

Breather

Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season
Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season

How long do i take it
Can i start to change it
You know it's been a long long time
Can i grow a new skin
Can i try to begin again

Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season
Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season

I am always waking
I am always shaking
I think i know this might not end

Can i dry the cold sweat
Get out of this mess again

Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season
Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season

Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season
Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season

Ease into a new box
Shoulder a new lot
It's gonna be a long long time
A whirlwind among breezes
Doing what he pleases again

Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season
Dead dreams dropping off the heart
Like leaves in a dry season

Out of sight and snowblind

I watch the lights on the ocean
I count the leaves on the trees
If it wasn't for your indecision
There'd be nothing between you and me

I catch your eye - it's a showdown
Anticipate your every move
Purposely find contradiction
Escalate nothing to prove

Instants of calm fly by mocking
All poking fun at a smile
She pulls a face in the mirror
Lately it's just not our style

Losing control to stay under
Fighting and screaming down walls
Worry has made you a martyr
Washed up and left for the birds

I count the leaves on the trees
I watch the lights on the ocean
I count the leaves on the trees
I watch the lights on the ocean


Almost sleeping

I'm not talking anymore
All the skins of the words fell off in my hands
If i told you & showed you you'd laugh

I'm not trying anymore
All my good intentions fell out of my hands
If i told you & showed you you'd laugh

You're always right when i'm lonely
I can fake it so long only
Lose track of days whiling away
I don't have strength to get away
Lose track of days whiling away
I don't have strength to get away

I thought it would be so easy
That i didn't need to worry
I'm safe inside your hands
Why'd i listen why'd i fall for that

You're always right when i'm lonely
I can fake it so long only
You're always right when i'm lonely
I can take it so long only

I'm not talking anymore
All the skins of the words fell off in my hands
If i told you & showed you you'd laugh

I'll stay all night when i'm lonely
I can fake it so long only
You're always right when i'm lonely
I can take it so long only

Lose track of days whiling away
I don't have strength to get away

Lose track of days whiling away
I don't have strength to get away

Starry night

It is night
And life moves
At a new pace
The air is still
The earth sleeps
We move with the grace
Of the moon sweeping
Through the clouds

It is night
And life moves
At a new pace
The air is still
The earth sleeps
We move with the grace
Of the moon sweeping
Through the clouds

One by one the stars
Break through
One by one the stars
Break through

One by one the stars
Break through
One by one the stars
Break through

One by one the stars
Break through
One by one the stars
Break through
One by one the stars

Bedbugs

It's gonna swallow me whole
The ground'll open up and in i'll fall
Down down down

Mama set me up with a fine young thing
And he was gonna buy me everything
But he grabbed the hook and took out for deep water
And pretty soon that fish - he pulled me in

It's gonna follow me home
Somewhere in the shadows there's a place for me
In the cold cold ground

Trouble's right behind me there's hard times ahead
The devil's got his hammer he's poundin' on my bed
Lost most my money i'm on my last hand
I'm knockin' at hell's door with no weapon and no plan
Feelin' kinda timid like an egg without a shell
But if i've been just bluffing i ain't gonna tell

It's gonna swallow me whole
The ground'll open up and in i'll fall

Papa set me up with a sharp-eyed boy
And i was gonna have him for my toy
But he stole my heart and took out for deep water
And pretty soon that shark - he pulled me in

Sky's full of lightning the wind's spitting sand
Sun burning oh so hot it gave the earth a tan
The fish have all stopped jumping the bedbugs are asleep
I'll lay myself beside you and pray my soul to keep
I wish i had a needle as fine as i could sew
I'd stitch my baby to my side and down the road we'd go

My shovel struck sorrow
And the tears came running down
My shovel struck sorrow
And the tears came running down
My shovel struck sorrow
And the tears came running down
My shovel struck sorrow
And the tears came running down

Little fishes in the brook
Papa catch them with a hook
Brother clean it like a man
Mama fry it in the pan

Poor gal

I'm a poor gal long way from home
Before i get to heaven got a way to roam
And when i get there gonna take off my shoes
Got nothin' now & nothin' to lose
All day long you heard me moan
You can tell my friends when i am gone
A dollar for some bacon a nickel for the lard
I'd like to buy some more but times are hard

You work me late, you work me soon
Sometimes you work me by the light of the moon
You work me late, you work me soon
Sometimes you work me by the light of the moon

Going to see my long haired babe
Got her a dress on the last pay day
Gonna treat her nice gonna treat her fine
Gonna take her home on the railroad line
Gonna treat her nice gonna treat her fine
Gonna take her home on the railroad line

You work me late, you work me soon
Sometimes you work me by the light of the moon
You work me late, you work me soon
Sometimes you work me by the light of the moon

Blood + bones (moody mix)

Wake up girl what's wrong with you
Blood + bones + black + blue
Blood + bones + black + blue
All these things i am for you
All these things i am for you
All these things i am for you
All these things i am for you
All these things i am for you
All these things i am for you...

Shut off / Curl up

Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder
Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder

The best view from this window
Still looks like hell
And the fists they fall like rain
I know it just a little too well
Angel i've been beaten
Angel i'm a whore
I'm just a little bit older
Just a little less more and more

Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder
Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder

It's too long that i've stayed here
Too long that i've tried
Angel i'm so naked
I can't look you in the eye
Oh angel i'm exhausted
I think i'm a lie
I don't know how i got here
I just can't figure out why

Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder
Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder

In twenty-five years i'm silver
And in fifty gold
Angel i just can't imagine
What it's like to grow old
Angel there's no time left
Won't you give me strength
To meet you in a different life
To see you when this ends

Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder
Shut off and curl up
If it hurts push harder

The best view from this window
Still looks like hell
And the fists they fall like rain
I know it just a little too well
Angel i've been beaten
Angel i'm a whore
I'm just a little bit older
Just a little less more and more

Spooky rhodes

There are things i can't explain
Why a seashell loves the sand
Why tornadoes love the plains
Why my dreams have lost their wings

There are things i can't explain
Why tornadoes love the plains
Why the city quiets at dawn
Why i couldn't stop my tears

Good looking blues

Black cat bone

Must have been the devil who changed my mind
Must have been the wind blowing not me crying
Half the joy of leaving was the space i left behind
Now i'm back, angelheaded holloweyed
Placed myself at the eye of the storm
Just didn't see the signpost to scorn
The blue sky wrinkled through my tears
Then darkness grounded all my fears
I gave him my sugar; he switched it for salt
Should have seen him coming that's always my fault

Rocks for my pillow and sand for my bed
For better or worse i left him for dead
But two rivers to each other run
Words that shook me like the kick of a gun
Had something in my heart ain't got no name
Turned out he felt the same
Ain't it lonesome, ain't it sad
I was the only happiness he ever had
By indian river the vows were said
In a red devil's dress i was wed

Cat cat bone, cat cat cat bone X8

Bitch's baby round lady
Came to me in a dream
Then lightning struck and thunder roared
And nothing was as it seemed
A two-headed doctor walked on the water
And buried a lemon outside my door
He turned and laughed, threw up his hands
When i asked him what it was for
He sang 'ships in the ocean rocks in the sea,
Blond-headed woman made a fool outta me'
Then everything went crazy
My shoes filled with blood
The water rose the wind did howl
The river looked ready to flood
I left my man asleep to drown
And ran without looking back around

Ring the bells of mercy
Send the sinnerman home
The keys to the kingdom are lost and gone
And i'm left to die alone
All these girls grown old now
All that long hair in the grave
Realize what's done is done
It's far too late to be saved

Yeah cat cat cat X3
Cat cat bone, cat cat cat bone ...

Moccasin

Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get caught

A night of apologies
Just more said-i'm-sorrys
Beckoning come-to-mes
Thoughts whispered sweetly
You girls make no mistake
He's cold as a snake
He'll put you in your place
Barefoot and lonely

Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get caught

His kiss will pull your teeth
To see what's underneath
Balanced on fingertips
He'll still take you
I'm only flesh and bones
No match for sticks and stones
Look under every home
He might be waiting

Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get caught

A night of apologies
Just more said-i'm-sorrys
Beckoning come-to-mes
Thoughts whispered sweetly
You girls make no mistake
He's cold as a snake
He'll put you in your place
Barefoot and lonely

Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get
Don't get caught in the grass
Don't get caught

His kiss will pull your teeth
To see what's underneath
Balanced on fingertips
He'll still take you
I'm only flesh and bones
No match for sticks and stones
Look under every home
He might be waiting

T. Street

Something's gotta give
And it sure as hell ain't me
I'm gonna cut loose
Like lightning through the trees
I'm green against the water
Blue against the sky
This girl has counted up
Her each and every sigh

Loverman has run away
Loverman done gone
Loverman flew across the sky
Loverman left home

Damn thing's worried me
And i can't see my way through it
I run sitting down
And falling like the cool rain
Can't sleep for dreaming
Can't speak for lies
I'd rather be the devil's daughter
Than seeing from these eyes

Loverman has run away
Loverman done gone
Loverman flew across the sky
Loverman left home

Nobody's alibi
But i'm not loud thunder either
Days are troubled by
When a cold wind starts to blow
Write my dreams on water
Send them to the sea
I'll meet them at the evening sun
As soon as i can leave

Loverman has run away
Loverman done gone
Loverman flew across the sky
Loverman left home

Loverman has run away
Loverman done gone
Loverman flew across the sky
Loverman left home

Loverman has run away
Loverman done gone
Loverman flew across the sky
Loverman left home

Something's gotta give
And it sure as hell ain't me
I'm gonna cut loose
Like lightning through the trees
I'm green against the water
Blue against the sky
This girl has counted up
Her each and every sigh

Uneasy

I disappoint you
You give up on me
Dust of the earth and light of the plains
When will i know i will see you again

You never miss the water till the well runs dry
You never miss the sun till it leaves the sky
Only know when it's too late to try
You never love a man till he says goodbye
Cold wind blew my spirit away
It's gone for a year and a day
I ought to get out of this place
One of these days one of these

Fate tells lies
Maybe tonight maybe here
What can i say when words have no place
Can the earth beneath shoulder my weight

You never miss the water till the well runs dry
You never miss the sun till it leaves the sky
Only know when it's too late to try
You never love a man till he says goodbye
Cold wind blew my spirit away
It's gone for a year and a day
I ought to get out of this place
One of these days one of these

Fire in my head
Cloud in my mouth
Fire in my head
Cloud in my mouth

Old skin don't you know this face
Nothing to be gained here in this place
Old skin don't you know this face
Nothing to be gained here in this place

You never miss the water till the well runs dry
You never miss the sun till it leaves the sky
Only know when it's too late to try
You never love a man till he says goodbye
Cold wind blew my spirit away
It's gone for a year and a day
I ought to get out of this place
One of these days one of these

Feel a bit false
Uneasy
Feel a bit false
Uneasy
Raw bony ghost waiting by my door
Biding his time what's he waitin' for

You never miss the water till the well runs dry
You never miss the sun till it leaves the sky
Only know when it's too late to try
You never love a man till he says goodbye
Cold wind blew my spirit away
It's gone for a year and a day
I ought to get out of this place
One of these days one of these

Good Looking blues

Damn girl's gone crazy
All these good-looking blues
Banshees with bad skin
Coming home to roost

Boxed into flying
Scratching out birds
Fed a diet of sharp knives
Earthworms and dirt

Damn girl's gone crazy
All these good-looking blues
Banshees with bad skin
Coming home to roost

Fishing with bare hands
Coming up dry
Branches without roots
Cover my sky

Damn girl's gone crazy
All these good-looking blues
Banshees with bad skin
Coming home to roost

Boxed into flying
Scratching out birds
Fed a diet of sharp knives
Earthworms and dirt

Fishing with bare hands
Coming up dry
Branches without roots
Cover my sky

Widows' weed

Waitin' 'til my dyin' day
That's when i pack these tired blues away
That's when i go to lay down in my grave
That'll be my dyin' day

Wonderin' what i'm workin' for
Ain't gonna be your lowdown dog no more
Ain't gonna bleach an' scrub your kitchen floor
I wonder what i'm workin' for

Making tiny feet for shoes
Didn't have the right to pick 'n choose
Didn't know the freedom i would lose
In making tiny feet for shoes

Workin' dozen to the nine
Feels like i'm just servin' time
Waitin' in this goddamn line
Hell or heaven i'll be fine

Cookin' nothin' in the pan
That's the way life dealt my hand
That'll be my livin' last demand
To get somethin' from this land

Playin' 'round the toes of time
Waitin' for the spark that'll free my mind
That'll put unhappiness behind
Jus' lookin' for an exit sign

Glory Cloud

Set my heart strings strummin'
Resonate in me
Stars burst diamond sockets
Sounding of the sea
Songbird on my shoulder
Peaceful when i sleep
Be with me as i grow older
Glory cloud we'll keep

Be the light i see by
Reflected in the tide
Following the colour of summer
You will be my guide
Little stabs of laughter
Fusing in your eyes
Time will pass as we grow closer
Glory cloud will rise

Go fish

I'm standing barefoot
Lost in the tall grass
A place so quiet
It's as if i were never born
The clouds are leaving
Beneath the setting sun
Watch out for her
She can give you dreams

She didn't know i saw her
Kneeling by the water
Her mother always fought her
Didn't love her daughter
She didn't know i saw her
Waiting by the river
I wish her gone
So i can want her back

She is my laugh
I am her laughter
I am her face
And she is mine
I want to join her
But i cannot move
Now together
I cannot lose

Badtimes

( Badtimes lyric is from an anonymous E-mail ! )

If you receive an e-mail with a subject of "badtimes", delete it immediately without reading it.
This is the most dangerous e-mail virus yet.
It will re-write your hard drive. Not only that, but it will scramble any disks that are even close to your computer.
It will recalibrate your refrigerator's coolness setting so all your ice cream melts.
It will demagnetize the strips on all your credit cards,
Screw up the tracking on your vcr and use subspace field harmonics to render any cds you try to play unreadable.

It will give your ex-boy/girlfriend your new phone number.
It will mix antifreeze into your fishtank.
It will drink all your beer and leave its socks out on the coffee table when there's company coming over.
It will put a dead kitten in the back pocket of your good suit and hide your car keys when you are late for work.

Badtimes will make you fall in love with a penguin.
It will give you nightmares about circus midgets.
It will pour sugar in your gas tank and shave off both your eyebrows
While dating your current boy/girlfriend behind your back and billing the dinner and hotel room to your visa card.
It will seduce your grandmother.
It does not matter if she is dead, such is the power of badtimes,
It reaches out beyond the grave to sully those things we hold most dear.

It moves your car randomly around parking lots so you can't find it.
It will kick your dog. It will leave libidinous messages on your boss's voice mail in your voice!
It is insidious and subtle. It is dangerous and terrifying to behold.
It is also a rather interesting shade of mauve.

Badtimes will give you dutch elm disease. It will leave the toilet seat up.
It will make a batch of methamphetamine in your bathtub and then leave bacon
Cooking on the stove while it goes out to chase high school kids with your new snowblower.
These are just a few of the signs. Be very, very careful!

Knowing too little

A misunderstanding born outta contempt
That was the rock i was battered against
Oh sorrow dogged by sorrow was in my heart
Don't even know just where to start
I was knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
Should've seen the penny dropping just a touch
I walked away as mad as could be
No matter how i try it's the same damn thing

Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch
Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch

Stone dead from standin' still
Can't run from the shadow that wishes me ill
A bone in the fly a fly in the bone
Kept hanging around the door to my home
Oh tell it to the river and tell it to the sea
This man's gonna be the death of me
My tiny fist just isn't a threat
Not even enough to make him sweat

Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch
Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch

The wrinkle in the sheet next to him
Didn't see the trouble that she was in
When the ill wind started to blow
It was far too late for me to go
Sun's gonna shine bright at midnight
Before i find out if my hunches were right
He knew damn well what lies were for
Huff an' puff an' show her the door

Life robs you of your bones an' slips by in dreams
And absolutely nothing is as it seems
That halfway point between life and death
Slipped by and now i've less time left
I've worn this face far too long
I just got used to always bein' wrong
I know one thing one thing i know
That sweet sweet man's just gotta go

Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch
Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch

Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch
Knowin' too little an' feelin' too much
More than a little bit outta touch

Wherever i am i am what is missing

Girls without hands

Sunday morning
Restless morning
I have floated forever

In the shadow
Sleepless shadow
I have fallen far below

Out of focus
Sickly focus
Breathless inbetween hours

Creeping morning
Rash and warning
All was emptied long ago home

Safe & sound ...

White snow is falling down
Falls down hits the ground
White snow is falling down
Falls down hits the ground

Tinned and swollen
Poached and frozen
I have made it the last time
Just a token
Rough and broken
I was fallen long ago

White snow is falling down
Falls down hits the ground

White snow is falling down
Falls down hits the ground
White snow is falling down
Falls down hits the ground

Safe & sound ...

White snow is falling down
Falls down hits the ground...

Safe & sound ...

Falling down

They’re moving out boxes
Piled in the hall
Birthday gifts and houses
Redirect them all
I need you like water
I love you like air
But I am the girl in ill-fitting underwear

Walk into nighttime
No more than a name
Baggage and raindrops
Feeding the flames
Like footprints in fresh snow
I’m easy to see

Seemingly hoping
For moss to grow on me
Watching and willing at you
Intoxicating
Injury as something to do
All reciprocating

Still in the same skin
All the old clothes
Nothing changing
Nothing to know
A point in the distance
A drop of a man
Bet double or nothing
And never understand

Watching and willing at you
Intoxicating
Injury as something to do
All reciprocating

Alphabet soup

Silence please now
I don’t want a word
Got deep in trouble
And my hands got burnt

Ain’t nobody love me
That’s how I got here
With pockets full of nothing
And a head full of fear

You broke a heart a many a time
But you'll never break this heart of mine
You broke a heart a many a time
But you'll never break this heart of mine

I’m a fish outta water
A soup in a basket
Gotta get to where I’m going
But don’t know how to ask it

Believed in a young man
That’s where I went wrong
And now I’m in the gutter
And I ain’t got long

He was a callous boy
That much I could see
But the heart’s a crazy fool
When it wants to believe
It loses all directions
Forgets how to drive
That honey saw me coming
And skinned me alive

You broke a heart a many a time
But you'll never break this heart of mine
You broke a heart a many a time
But you'll never break this heart of mine

You broke a heart a many a time
But you'll never break this heart of mine
You broke a heart a many a time
But you'll never break this heart of mine

Barefoot blues

Anybody’s better than nobody
‘Cause one’s never better than two
Anybody’s better than nobody
For me and my barefoot blues

I’m spending money like water
And drinking life like wine
But it’s a big old bed in a lonesome house
Unhappiness all I find

Once I danced in the sunshine
I used to laugh at the rain
Did the belly-rub with all kinds of men
Lord I’d love to do it again

But in this sea of scorn & laughter
I look for the silvery moon
But there’s no one but me and my lonely key
A bare bulb rented room

I’m going down to the river
Gonna have me a little swim
An autumn flower in the frozen rain
Can’t believe the state I’m in

‘Cause a body was better than nobody
And one seemed worse than two
When that anybody turned to nobody
And left me to my barefoot blues

Leaf by leaf

Come fly with me
Leaf by leaf a bumblebee
If I weren’t me who would I be
Leaf by leaf rocks and trees

All is all is everything
Leaf by leaf wedged inbetween
A desert rose an ocean breeze
Leaf by leaf just let me be

Sailing through the milky way
Leaf by leaf cares fall away
Shining bright all silver-grey
Leaf by leaf night and day

Gliding by on water wings
Leaf by leaf the starling sing
Holding on by fragile string
Leaf by leaf...

Diamonds & Stones

It is long gone
This right went wrong
Stop your cryin child
Diamonds and stones
My skin my bones
Stop your cryin child

'Cause the time has been and gone
Might as well just move along

The days go by
I just can't try
Stop your cryin child

Gave him my hips
Offered my lips
Stop your cryin' child

'Cause the time has been and gone
Might as well just move along

Fling a last word
I never learn
Stop your cryin' child

Water the flames
Wait for the train
Stop your cryin' child

'Cause the time has been and gone
Might as well just move along

'Cause the time has been and gone
Might as well just move along

Dirty Bird

Damn you dirty bird
Put out the fire now
It’s all said and done
Do I walk away or run

What went wrong, what went wrong
Shame on, shame on

Damn you filthy whore
Rain from the heavens now
Take the flowers and trees
Pluck these eyes from me

What went wrong, what went wrong
Shame on, shame on

Damn you wicked thing
You walk on shoes of snow
I’ll live to pick your bones
Then wait for leaves to grow

What went wrong, what went wrong
Shame on, shame on

Shame on, shame on
Shame on, shame on

Fish for nails

Let me out
I'm a cloud
I can't live here anymore
Turn the sky inside out
I can't live here anymore
Fish for nails in a drought
I can't live here anymore
Always ash in my mouth
I can't live here anymore

I can't live here anymore
I can't live here anymore
I can't live here anymore
I can't live here anymore

Oh

We talked like giddy schoolgirls
It seemed we turned a corner
I remember smiling
It was a piecemeal resolution
With only best intentions
And i'm going frustrations
Words designed to pacify
It helps the sun is shining

And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh

You're feeling so much better
And how you're looking well
With only best intentions
Imperfect recollections
With eyes as big as headlights
 I remember smiling
Words designed to justify
It helps the sun is shining

And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh

We'll talk and we will whisper
But touch me and you'll burn
Girls as sweet as sweet can be
I remember smiling
With only best intentions
And on going frustrations
Words designed to crucify
It helps the sun is shining

And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh
And on and on and on and on and oh

King Sleepy

Wind blown
A lazy sway
Creeping like fire
From a slow spark

Birds without wings
Out of the dust of dreams
Head out to sea
Seeking the stars

Nothing can wake
Nothing will break
His host
Of teasing fancies

With aches and fears
Sighs and tears
We roll like water
Caught in a stream

A pilot on the wing
A weary thing
Feeding my soul
And reading my mind
We can be hurt
A piece at a time
As the curtains of night
Draw back with the light

Non Albums Tracks

A single word

( Uneasy EP )

I can see the mountains
Melt the sky into the sea
The birds that fly the trackless air
The creatures in the deep
Where the light just hits the water
Where the earth meets sky
I shall scatter your desire
And mix snow and fire

My heart beats wings my steps are streams
(my heartbeat swings my steps are strings)

He knows

( Badtimes EP )

Left me in the mountains
Left me standing in the rain
Jumping over icebergs
Wanna see that boy again
It's a cryin' shame
He only made it harder
2 neat little pockets of grief
Bloodstained when we parted

He knows he knows he knows....

His hair is a brush fire
Thoughts like summer lightning
I bit a piece of my tongue off
Or did he do the biting
He's got my confusion
Did he want me for a lover
I leapt to wrong conclusions
Thought he didn't want another

He knows he knows he knows....

An angel flying slowly
Singes her wings
I flew too close to his sun
And burnt everything
Never's such a long time
Never never seems to end
Living in these mountains
The rain my only friend

He knows he knows he knows...

Lie low

( Uneasy EP )

I don't wanna feel this way
You come and I look away
Forcing what I have to say
It's allright, baby
It's OK
We'll be together for a million days

Finding that i've nothing left
Same old words same old tired bets
Look around at the face i've kept
It's allright, baby
It's OK
We'll be together for a million days

If love is a crop of rocks
Exposed by the tide
Wrap me up in it
Till the day I die
When did I become
Split in two
One half's a liar and
The other half's a fool

I can't face another day
One more phone ring one more drunk display
Scrub your back to wash the dirt away
It's allright, baby
It's OK
We'll be together for a million days

I don't wanna feel this way
You come and I look away
Forcing what I have to say
It's allright, baby
It's OK
We'll be together for a million days

If love is a crop of rocks
Exposed by the tide
Wrap me up in it
Till the day I die
When did I become
Split in two
One half's a liar and
The other half's a fool for you

Longwave

( Badtimes EP )

Where is my baby
Where did he go
I'm gonna follow him
Through the rain and snow

He's gone and left me
Left me all alone
I ain't got nobody
And nowhere to call home

Where is my baby
How could he leave
Now I get so lonesome
I can't hardly breathe

All night I'm cryin'
He don't treat me right
Where's my sugar got to
Because I can't sleep at night

Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love
Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love
Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love
Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love

Where is my baby
Which way has he ran
I need my sugar
I need my man

Walkin' in the desert
Hot sand in my shoes
Where is my honey
To take away my blues

Where is my baby
Where did he go
I'm gonna follow him
Through the rain and snow

He's gone and left me
Left me all alone
Now I ain't got nobody
And nowhere to call home

Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love
Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love
Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love
Who's that at the door who's
It isn't love isn't love isn't love

Looking for the Jackalope

( Breather EP )

The country's breathing a sigh of stars
A bitch's baby from a buzzard's egg
American fortune seekers
West coast gold diggers
Southern forgetters
There's something wrong

I'm panning for hope in a junk sick river
Trying to find the other two bits on my dollar
Down fault lines and phone lines
On every breath of every dawn
There's something wrong

The prairie's bearing the vulture's child
The whippoorwill sails on a lonesome call
From the twilight to the horizon
There's something wrong

I'm looking for the jackalope in a burnt out car
In the dirt behind the daydream
Through a window painted on a blackened building
There's something wrong
And the click-clack of the freight train goes
This and that, this and that
Till your ears are ringing
And your vision is clouded

Lower than stars

( Antennae #1 compilation )

Lower than the stars
There is nothing to
Stare at

Lyin' goat

( Antenna EP )

Saw kingdoms crushed and crumbled
Saw the earth from the rim of a ship
Heard the whistle of the damnation train
But I didn't see her coming

Baby clear sky light
That lyin' goat borrowed my heart
And now it's broke
With big guns booming like thunder
I should have struck him cemetery dead

41 dollars and 63 cents won't buy my way out of this mess
41 dollars and 63 cents won't get me a dress to compete with her best
God made woman when he took out a bone
Gave it to adam so he wasn't alone
Fell at his feet - a heap on the floor
Now he aint coming back no more

I saw him on the lake at Galilee
The ship was gliding away from me
Sails unfurled in the evening breeze
The white caps marbleized into peaks
The wind is a woman and the water is too
The moon he holds the reins of the tides
With big guns booming like thunder
I should have struck him cemetery dead

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