B i o g r a p h y
 (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos) was one of several female singer/songwriters who combined the stark lyrical attack of alternative rock with a distinctly '70s musical approach. Her music falls between the orchestrated meditations of Kate Bush and the stripped-down poetics of Joni Mitchell. In addition to reviving the singer/songwriter traditions of the '70s, Amos revived the piano as a rock & roll instrument. With her 1992 album, Little Earthquakes, Amos built a dedicated following that continued to expand with her second album, Under the Pink. Born in North Carolina but raised in Maryland, Amos was the daughter of a Methodist preacher. By the age of four, she was singing and playing piano in the church choir; she began writing her own songs shortly afterward. Amos won a scholarship to Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory based on her instrumental prowess. While she was studying at Peabody, she became infatuated with rock & roll, particularly the music of Led Zeppelin. She began writing pop ballads and performing in local bars. Amos moved to Los Angeles in her late teens to become a pop singer. Atlantic Records signed her in 1987, recording an uninspired pop-metal album called Y Kant Tori Read the following year. The record was a complete failure, attracting no attention from radio or press and selling very few copies; nevertheless, she didn't lose her record contract. By 1990, Amos had adopted a new approach, singing spare, haunting, semiconfessional piano ballads that were arranged like Kate Bush but had the melodies and lyrical approach of Joni Mitchell. Atlantic sponsored a trip to England in 1991, where she played a series of concerts in support of an EP, Me and a Gun. The harrowing "Me and a Gun" was an autobiographical song, telling the tale of Amos' own experience with rape. It gained positive reviews throughout the media, and both the EP and the concerts sold well. Little Earthquakes, Amos' first album as a singer/songwriter, was released in late 1991 and sold well in both the U.S. and the U.K. In 1992, she released the Crucify EP, which featured three covers, including Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Led Zeppelin's "Thank You." Delivered in early 1994, Under the Pink, the full-length follow-up to Little Earthquakes, was a bigger hit, selling over a million copies and launching the minor hit singles "God" and "Cornflake Girl." Two years later, Amos delivered her third album, Boys for Pele, her most ambitious and difficult record to date. The album debuted at number two and quickly went platinum. Amos spent much of 1997 dealing with personal matters, including a miscarriage and a marriage, and working on her fourth album, From the Choirgirl Hotel, which was released in the spring of 1998. The two-disc To Venus and Back followed in 1999 to coincide with a tour with Alanis Morissette. In 2001, Amos returned with the covers album Strange Little Girls, which also marked her last release for Atlantic. The next year, she found a new label home with Epic and followed with Scarlet's Walk in October. Her eighth studio album, an autobiographical record titled The Beekeeper, was released in 2005.



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Y Kant Tori Read
- 1988-06-11 -



The Big Picture
Cool On Your Island
Fayth
Fire On The Side
Pirates
Floating City
Heart Attack At 23
On The Boundary
You Go To My Head
Etienne Trilogy

Little Earthquakes
- 1992-01-06 -

Crucify
Girl
Silent All These Years
Precious Things
Winter
Happy Phantom
China
Leather
Mother
Tear In Your Hand
Me And A Gun
Little Earthquakes

 


Under The Pink
- 1994-01-31 -



Pretty Good Year
God
Bells For Her
Past The Mission
Baker Baker
The Wrong Band
The Waitress
Cornflake Girl
Icicle
Cloud On My Tongue
Space Dog
Yes, Anastasia

Boys For Pele
- 1996-01-22 -



Beauty Queen
Horses
Blood Roses
Father Lucifer
Professional Widow
Mr. Zebra
Marianne
Caught A Lite Sneeze
Muhammed My Friend
Hey Jupiter
Way Down
Little Amsterdam
Talula
Not The Red Baron
Agent Orange
Doughnut Song
In The Springtime Of His Voodoo
Putting The Damage On
Twinkle

From The Choirgirl Hotel
- 1998-05-05 -



Spark
Cruel
Black Dove
(January)
Raspberry Swirl
Jackie's Strength
Lieee
Liquid Diamonds
She's Your Cocaine
Nothern Lad
Hotel
Playboy Mommy
Pandora's Aquarium

To Venus And Back
- 1999-09-20 -



Orbiting

Bliss
Juárez
Concertina
Glory of the 80's
Lust
Suede
Josephine
Riot poof
Dātura
Spring haze
1000 oceans

Still Orbiting

Precious things
Cruel
Cornflake girl
Bells for her
Girl
Cooling
Mr zebra
Cloud on my tongue
Sugar
Little earthquakes
Space dog
The waitress
Purple people

Strange little girl
- 2001-09-18 -

New age
'97 Bonnie and Clyde
Strange little girl
Enjoy the silence
I'm not in love
Rattlesnakes
Time
Heart of gold
I don't like mondays
Happiness is a warm gun
Raining blood
Real men


Scarlet's Walk
- 2002-10-28 -



Amber waves
A sorta fairytale
Wednesday
Strange
Carbon
Crazy
Wampum prayer
Don't make me come to vegas
Sweet sangria
Your cloud
Pancake
I can't see New-York
Mrs. jesus
Taxi ride
Another girl's paradise
Scarlet's walk
Virginia
Gold dust

Tales of a librarian
- 2003-11-17 -

Precious Things
Angels
Silent All These Years
Cornflake Girl
Mary
God
Winter
Spark
Way Down
Professional Widow
Mr. Zebra
Crucify
Me And A Gun
Bliss
Playboy Mommy
Baker Baker
Tear In Your Hand
Sweet dreams
Jackie's Strength
Snow cherries from france


The Beekeeper
- 2005-02-20 -



Parasol
Sweet The Sting
The Power Of Orange Knickers
Jamaica Inn
Barons Of Suburbia
Sleeps With Butterflies
General Joy
Mother Revolution
Ribbons Undone
Cars And Guitars
Witness
Original Sinsuality
Ireland
The Beekeeper
Martha's Foolish Ginger
Hoochie Woman
Goodbye Pisces
Marys of the Sea
Toast
Garlands

American Doll Posse
- 2007-05-01 -



Yo george
Big wheel
Bouncing off clouds
Teenage hustling
Digital ghost
You can bring your dog
Mr. Bad man
Fat slut
Girl disappearing
Secret spell
Devils and gods
Body and soul
Father's son
Programmable soda
Code red
Roosterspur bridge
Beauty of speed
Almost rosey
Velvet revolution
Dark side of the sun
Posse bonus
Smokey Joe
Dragon

Abnormally attracted to sin
- 2009-05-19 -



Give
Welcome to England
Strong black vine
Flavor
Not dying today
Maybe California
Curtain call
Fire to your plain
Police me
That guy
Abnormally attracted to sin
500 miles
Mary Jane
Starling
Fast horse
Ophelia
Lady in blue

Midwinter Graces
- 2009-11-10 -



What Child, Nowell
Star of Wonder
A Silent Night with You
Candle: Coventry Carol
Holly, Ivy, and Rose
Harps of Gold
Snow Angel
Jeanette, Isabella
Pink and Glitter
Emmanuel
Winter's Carol
Our New Year

Comfort and joy (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
Good King Wenceslas
(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
(I-tunes Bonus track)

Night of Hunters
- 2011-09-19 -



Shattering Sea
Snowblind
Battle Of Trees
Fearlessness
Cactus Practice
Star Whisperer
Job's Coffin
Nautical Twilight
Your Ghost
Edge Of The Moon
The Chase
Night Of Hunters
Seven Sisters (Instrumental)
Carry

Unrepentant Geraldines
- 2014-05-12 -



America
Trouble's Lament
Wild Way
Wedding Day
Weatherman
16 Shades Of Blue
Maids Of Elfen-Mere
Promise
Giant's Rolling Pin
Selkie
Unrepentant Geraldines
Oysters
Rose Dover
Invisible Boy
White Telephone To God
(iTunes Exclusive)
Forest Of Glass
(Deluxe Edition Exclusive)
Dixie
(Amazon Exclusive)

Native Invader
- 2017-09-08 -



Reindeer King
Wings
Broken Arrow
Cloud Riders
Up the Creek
Breakaway
Wildwood
Chocolate Song
Bang
Climb
Bats
Benjamin
Mary'
s Eyes
Upside Down 2 (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
Russia (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

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Y Kant Tori Read

The big picture

Someone smashed my window
Broke into my brand new car
Last night
Caught my boyfriend lookin'
At another slender
Pair of thighs
Gotta make more money
Gotta get gotta get there faster than
The rest
Knock 'em off the ladder
If they even seem to
Stand a chance

The big picture
Gotta big white cloud
The big picture
Is starin' at me
Starin' at me

Why do I feel so threatened
That somebody else will
Take what's mine
Babe it's only rented
No one really owns the
Merchandise
What about what I want
Somehow it got lost somewhere
Inside
My mother's on my case
I told her it's my life
Well, she just died

The big picture
Gotta big white cloud
The big picture
Starin' at me
The big picture
On a big blank wall
The big picture
Is starin' at me
Starin' at me

When I can see
I'll try again
I've got my paints

The big picture
Gotta big white cloud
The big picture
Starin' at me
The big picture
On a big blank wall
The big picture
Is starin' at me
Starin' at me

Cool on your island

If you don't treat me better
Baby, I'll just run away
Baby, I don't know what drives you
To play all these silly games
C'mon, baby
I'm much stronger than you know
Sometimes
I'm not afraid to let it show

When will you wake up
I want you more than the stars and the sun
But I can take
Only so much
Cool on your island
Is it cool on your island

I gotta brand new dress, babe
Could it make you wanna try
I guess I didn't want to notice
The stars gone from your eyes
C'mon, baby
I'm much stronger than you know
Sometimes
I'm not afraid to let it show

When will you wake up
I want you more than the stars and the sun
But I can take
Only so much
Cool on your island
Is it cool on your island

We could buy an airplane
Build a home in the sand
You could tell your secrets
I could understand
But then by the morning
Comes crumblin' down
And as your leavin'
Wait

When will you wake up
I want you more than the stars and the sun
But I can take
Only so much
Cool on your island
You're so cool on your island
Is it cool on your island
Is it cool, baby

If you don't treat me better
Baby I'll just run away
If you don't
Treat me
One day
You'll wake up cold
Then you'll know
You'll know
You'll know
You love me

Fayth

Make it in the city
Do what you can
Wave to the boy
With a gun in his hand

Lollipop girls
Pave the street
Stand in line
To be
In your limousine

You took my love
You took my money
You took my sex
Took my love
Took my money
Give me

Fayth
Help me keep myself together
With a little more
Fayth
With a little more
Fayth yeah
Fayth
I could keep our love together
With a little more
Fayth
I could wake up
And face the day

How do you keep
The romance there
When a little
French maid
Lives downstairs

Radio blasts
As the baby cries
Run to the dragon that
Runs my life

You took my love
You took my money
You took my sex
Took my love
Took my money
Give me

Fayth
Help me keep myself together
With a little more
Fayth
With a little more
Fayth yeah
Fayth
I could keep our love together
With a little more
Fayth
I could wake up
And face the day

I could wake up
And face the day
Maybe I could
Start again
Why am I afraid
Of change
Maybe fayth
Could understand
Darlin' I remember
When I held the violets
In my hand
Love can crush
Held too tight
We could bring
It back alive
With a little more
Fayth

Fire on the side

Purple sunset
Orange moon
I'm alone again
Without you
I knew someone
Had to lose

Kiss goodbye
Go back to your separate life
That you have with her
Ashes blow
In the windy skye
Take my heart
As you go

Baby it burns
Baby it burns
Baby it burns
To be your
Fire on the side
Taste my tears
See how they burn
Baby it burns
To be your
Fire on the side

Purple sunset
Orange moon
How can the
Music play
When the only band
Is made of gold

Wrapped around
Your hand
That I
Used to hold
Against my chest
Every night
But I still
Can hope
You will see
I'm your home

Baby it burns
Baby it burns
Baby it burns
To be your
Fire on the side
Taste my tears
See how they burn
Baby it burns
To be your
Fire on the side

I knew someone
Had to lose
Kiss goodbye
Go back to your separate life
You have with her
Take my heart
As you go

Baby it burns
Baby it burns
Baby it burns
To be your
Fire on the side
Taste my tears
See how they burn
Baby it burns
To be your
Fire on the side

Pirates

Travelled far
From my home
Foreign streets
Paved with stone
Deep in my dreams
Moroccan sand
Now I sail my ship
On dry land

There is a light that
Shines on the frontier
Pirates yeah
Pirates
And on a dark night
When you feel lonely
And the world just
Can't understand you
Pirates yeah
Pirates

Steal the jewel
Watch it break
It cuts with an eye
I can't escape
The ruby heals
Alone I stand
When I sail my ship
On dry land

There is a light that
Shines on the frontier
And baby someday
We're gonna be there
Pirates yeah
Pirates
And on a dark night
When you feel lonely
And when the world just
Can't understand you
Pirates yeah
Pirates
There is a light that
Shines on the frontier
Pirates yeah
Pirates
There is a light that
Shines on the frontier

Floating city

You went away
Why did you
Leave me
You know
I believed you
Nothing explained
Where are the answers
I know I need you

Tell me
Is your city
Paved with gold
Is there hunger
Do your people
Grow old
Do your governments
Have secrets
That they've sold

Every night I wait
Take me away
To your
Floating city
By my window at night
I see the lights
To your
Floating city
Come and take me away
I want to play
In your
Floating city yeah
Floating city yeah

TV Turns off
Any of us that
Say that we've
Seen you
Tell me are we
The only planet
That can't
Conceive you

Will we be
Like Atlantis
Long ago
So assured
That we're advanced
With what we know
That our spirit
Never had time
To grow

Every night I wait
Take me away
To your
Floating city
By my window at night
I see the lights
To your
Floating city
Come and take me away
I want to play
In your
Floating city yeah
Floating city yeah

Is it weak
To look for
Saviors out in space
Little earth
She tries so hard
To change our ways
Sometimes she
Must get sick
Of this place

Every night I wait
Take me away
To your
Floating city
By my window at night
I see the lights
To your
Floating city
Come and take me away
I want to play
In your
Floating city yeah
Floating city yeah

Heart attack at 23

Sirens wake me up
Wake me up
With a cry
Things we do
For attention...
Just a little
Reminder dear
I am still alive

So confused
I almost threw
It all away
For you
You took me higher
And you dropped
Me lower
Than I've ever been
Before

If I have a heart attack
At 23
I'm loving you too much
If I have a heart attack
At 23
Wave bye-bye
You'll miss me
You'll miss me baby
If I have a heart attack
At 23

All my friends
We waste so
Much love
On our men
Why can't I
Be forgiving
While he been out
A-messin'
With his argentine baby

If I have a heart attack
At 23
I'm loving you too much
If I have a heart attack
At 23
Wave bye-bye
You'll miss me
You'll miss me baby
If I have a heart attack
At 23

I must be dreaming
We were together
In a
Land of scarlet ribbon
That tied you to me darlin'

Roll roll roll roll on
But you know I'm never
Satisfied
With all the good things
In my life
I thought I needed you
To be strong
I'll still miss you
When I'm gone

If I have a heart attack
At 23
I'm loving you too much
If I have a heart attack
At 23
Wave bye-bye
You'll miss me
You'll miss me baby
If I have a heart attack
At 23

On the boundary

You said you wanted
Safer ground
But you got caught up
In the river
I was there to
Save you boy
But you'd rather drown

You said you were
Unhappy
But that was alright
Better than not knowin'
What's on
The other side

And you know
I was always there
For you
And you know
I always believed
In you
I guess that wasn't
Enough

On the boundary
On the boundary baby
On the boundary
Don't you need my love
You won't even let me
Keep from fallin'
From the boundary
That divides our love

I gave you
A kingdom
That you could be
Lord in
And we both know
You loved
The taste of my world
But you ran back
To your corner
Where you trip
Over your lines
Look left, look right,
No room to hide

On the boundary
On the boundary baby
On the boundary
Don't you need my love
You won't even let me
Keep from fallin'
From the boundary
That divides our love

I guess that wasn't enough
I guess I wasn't enough

On the boundary
On the boundary baby
On the boundary
Don't you need my love
You won't even let me
Keep from fallin'
From the boundary
That divides our love

You go to my head

Sweet love
Hello
Make a slave
Of me
I should have
More control
Little dove
Hello
You take full
Advantage
Of my open
Window

When the cold of
The night
Has washed away
All I want
Is to wake in
Your arms
And I know
That I shouldn't
Let you stay
But i'm a lush
For your love

You go to my head
You go to my head
You go to my head
And you know I can
Never say no
To you and your friend

You call
Oh no (you know you want him)
Boy your heart swings
In the wind
From rose to rose
Honeybee
Go home (please stay)
To that warm nest
You left
Minutes ago

Yes I understand
You give your time
Can't you see
I've given my heart
All that light
In your eyes
Is from the wine
I'm such a lush
For your love

You go to my head
You go to my head
You go to my head
And you know I can
Never say no
To you and your friend

Etienne trilogy

Maybe I'm a witch
Lost in time
Running through the fields
Of Scotland by your side

Kicked out of France
But I still believe
Taken to a land
Far across the sea

Etienne
Etienne
Hear the west wind
Whisper my name
Etienne
Etienne
By the morning
Maybe I'll remember
Who I am

Maybe you're the knight
Who saved my life
Maybe we faced
The fire side by side

Here we are again
Under the same sky
As the gypsy crystal
Slowly dies

Etienne
Etienne
Hear the west wind
Whisper my name
Etienne
Etienne
By the morning
Maybe we'll remember
Who I am

I close my eyes
See you again
I know I've held you
But I can't remember
Where or when

Etienne
Etienne
Hear the west wind
Whisper my name
Etienne
Etienne
By the morning
Maybe we'll remember
Who I am

Little Earthquakes

Crucify

Every finger in the room is pointing at me
I wanna spit in their faces
Then I get affraid what that could bring
I got a bowling ball in my stomach
I got a desert in my mouth
Figures that my courage would choose to sell out now.

I've been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I've been raising up my hands
Drive another nail in
Just what God needs
One more victim

Why do we crucify ourselves
Every day I crucify myself
Nothing I do is good enough for you
Crucify myself
Every day I crucify myself
And my heart is sick of being in chains

Got a kick for a dog beggin' for love
I gotta have my suffering
So that I can have my cross
I know a cat named Easter
He says will you ever learn
You're just an empty cage girl if you kill the brid

I've been looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I've been raising up my hands
Drive another nail in
Got enough guilt to start
My own religion

Why do we crucify ourselves
Every day I crucify myself
Nothing I do is good enough for you
Crucify myself
Every day I crucify myself
And my heart is sick of being in chains

Please be
Save me
I cry

Looking for a savior in these dirty streets
Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets
I've been raising up my hands
Drive another nail in
Where are those angels
When you need them

Why do we crucify ourselves
Every day I crucify myself
Nothing I do is good enough for you
Crucify myself
Every day I crucify myself
And my heart is sick of being in chains

Why do we
Crucify ourselves
Everyday

Never going back again
Crucify myself again
You know
Never going back again to
Crucify myself
Everyday

Girl

From in the shadow she calls
And in the shadow she
Finds a way finds a way
And in the shadow she crawls
Clutching her faded photograph
My image under her thumb
Yes with a message for my heart
Yes with a message for my heart

She's been everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own

And in the doorway they stay
And laugh as violins fill with water
Screams from the bluebells
Can't make them go away
We'll I'm not seventeen
But I've cuts on my knees
Falling down as the winter
Takes one more cherry tree

She's been everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own

Everyone else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everyone else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everyone else's girl
Maybe one day maybe one day
One day she'll be her own

Rushin' rivers
Thread so thin limitation
Dreams with the flying pigs
Turbid blue and the drugstores too safe in
Their coats anda in their do's yeah
Smother in our hearts
A pillow to my dots

And in the mist there she rides
And castles are burning in my heart
And as I twist I hold tight
And I ride to work
Every morning wondering why
"sit in the chair and be good now"
And become all that they told you
The white coats enter her room
And i'm callin' my baby
Callin' my baby callin' my baby callin'
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own

Silent all these years

Excuse me but can I be you for a while
My dog won't bite if you sit real still
I got the anti-Christ in the kitchen yellin' at me again
Yeah I can hear that

Been saved again by the garbage truck
I got something to say you know but nothing comes
Yes I know what you think of me you never shut up
Yeah I can hear that

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it
Hey but I don't care
Cause sometimes I said sometimes I hear my voice and it's been
Here silent all these years

So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts
Boy you best pray that I bleed real soon
How's that thought for you

My scream got lost in a paper cup
You think there's a heaven where some screams have gone
I got 25 bucks and a cracker do you think it's enough
To get us there

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it
Hey but I don't care
Cause sometimes I said sometimes I hear my voice and it's been
Here silent all these

Years go by will I still be waiting
For somebody else to understand
Years go by if I'm stripped of my beauty
And the orange clouds raining in my head
Years go by will I choke on my tears
Till finally there is nothing left
One more casualty
You know we're to easy easy easy

Well I love the way we communicate
Your eyes focus on my funny lip shape
Let's hear what you think of me now but baby don't look up
The sky is falling

Your mother shows up in a nasty dress
It's your turn now to stand where I stand
Everybody lookin' at you here take hold of my hand
Yeah I can hear them

But what if I'm a mermaid
In these jeans of his with her name still on it
Hey but I don't care
Cause sometimes I said sometimes I hear my voice
I hear my voice
I hear my voice
And it's been here silent all these years
I've been here silent all these years
Silent all these
Silent all these years

Precious things

So I ran faster
But it caught me here
Yes my loyalties turned
Like my ankle
In the seventh grade
Running after Billy
Running after the rain

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

He said you're really an ugly girl
But I like the way you play
And I died
But I thanked him
Can you believe that sick sick
Holding on to his picture
Dressing up every day
I wanna smash the faces
Of those beautiful boys
Those Christian boys
So you can make me cum that doesn't make you Jesus

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

I remember
Yes in my peach party dress
No one dared
No one cared
To tell me where the pretty girls are
Those demigods
With their nine-inch nails and little fascist panties tucked inside the
Heart of every nice girl

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break
Let them wash away
These these precious things
Let them bleed now
Let them wash away
These these precious things
Let them break their hold over me

Precious
Precious

Winter

Snow can wait
I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter
I put my hand in my father's glove

I run off where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown
I hear a voice
"you must learn to stand up for yourself
Cause I can't always be around"

He says when you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun
Years go by and I'm here still waiting
Withering where some snowman was
Mirror mirror where's the crystal palace
But I only can see myself
Skating around the truth who I am
But I know dad the ice is getting thin

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Hair is grey and the fires are burning
So many dreams on the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud of me
I always wanted that myself

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses have gone ahead
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Never change
All the white horses

Happy phantom

And if I die today I'll be the happy phantom
And I'll go chasin' the nuns out in the yard
And I'll run naked through the streets without my mask on
And I will never need umbrellas in the rain
I'll wake up in strawberry fields every day
And the atrocities of school I can forgive
The happy phantom has no right to bitch

Oo who the time is getting close
Oo who time to be a ghost
Oo who every day we're getting closer
The sun is getting dim
Will we pay for who we been

So if I die today I'll be the happy phantom
And I'll go wearin' my naughties like a jewel
They'll be my ticket to the universal opera
There's Judy Garland taking Buddha by the hand
And then these seven little men get up to dance
They say Confucius does his crossword with a pen
I'm still the angel to a girl who hates to sin

Oo who the time is getting close
Oo who time to be a ghost
Oo who every day we're getting closer
The sun is getting dim
Will I pay for who I been

Or will I see you dear and wish I could come back
You found a girl that you could truly love again
Will you still call for me when she falls asleep
Or do we soon forget the things we cannot see

Oo who the time is getting close
Oo who time to be a ghost
Oo who every day we're getting closer
The sun is getting dim
Will I pay for who I been

And if I die today
And if I die today
And if I die today
Chasin' the nuns out in the yard

China

China all the way to New York
I can feel the distance getting close
You're right next to me
But I need an airplane
I can feel the distance as you breathe

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you
How can I when you build a great wall around you
In your eyes I saw a future together
You just look away in the distance

China decorates our table
Funny how the cracks don't seem to show
Pour the wine dear
You say we'll take a holiday
But we never can agree on where to go

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you
How can I when you build a great wall around you
In your eyes I saw a future together
You just look away in the distance

China all the way to New York
Maybe you got lost in Mexico
You're right next to me
I think that you can hear me
Funny how the distance learns to grow

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you
How can I when you build a great wall around you

I can feel the distance
I can feel the distance
I can feel the distance getting close

Leather

Look I'm standing naked before you
Don't you want more than my sex
I can scream as loud as your last one
But I can't claim innocence

Oh god could it be the weather
Oh god why am I here
If love isn't forever
And its not the weather
Hand me my leather

I could just pretend that you love me
The night would lose all sense of fear
But why do I need you to love me
When you can't hold what I hold dear

Oh god could it be the weather
Oh god why am I here
If love isn't forever
And its not the weather
Hand me my leather

I almost ran over an angel
He had a nice big fat cigar
"in a sense" he said "you're alone here
So if you jump you best jump far"

Oh god could it be the weather
Oh god why am I here
If love isn't forever
And its not the weather
Oh god could it be the weather
Oh god its all very clear
If love isn't forever
And its not the weather
Hand me my leather

Mother

Go go go go now
Out of the nest it's time
Go go go now
Circus girl without a safety net
Here here here now don't cry
You raised your hand for the assignment
Tuck those ribbons under your helmet
Be a good soldier
First my left foot then my right behind the other
Pantyhose running in the cold

Mother the car is here
Somebody leave the light on
Green limousine for the redhead dancing dancing girl
And when I dance for him
Somebody leave the light on
Just in just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come from

I walked into your dream
And now I've forgotten how to dream my own dream
You are the clever one aren't you
Brides in veils for you
We told you all of our secrets
All but one
And don't you even try
The phone has been disconnected
Dripping with blood and with time and with your advice
Poison me against the moon

Mother the car is here
Somebody leave the light on
Black chariot for the redhead dancing dancing girl
He's gonna change my name
Maybe you'll leave the light on
Just in just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come from

I escape into your escape into our very favorite fearscape
It's across the sky and across my heart and I cross my legs oh my god
First my left foot then my right behind the other
Breadcrumbs lost under the snow

Oo who mother
Oo mother the car is here
Maybe maybe you'll leave the light on for the for the for the dancing girl
He's gonna change my name
Maybe you'll leave the light
Just in case I like the dancing I can remember where I come come from

Mother mother mother

Tear in your hand

All the world just stopped now
So you say you don't wanna stay together anymore
Let me take a deep breath babe
If you need me, me and Neil'll be hangin' out with the dream king

Neil says hi by the way
I don't believe you're leaving cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice cream
I think it's that girl and I think there're pieces of me you've never seen
Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well

All the world is
All I am
The black of the blackest ocean
And that tear in your hand
All the world is danglin'... Danglin'... Danglin' for me darlin'
You don't know the power that you have
With that tear in your hand
That tear in your hand

Maybe I ain't used to maybes smashing in a cold room cutting my hands
Up every time I touch you
Maybe maybe it's time to wave goodbye now
Time to wave goodbye now

Caught a ride with the moon
I know I know you well well better than I used to
Haze all clouded up my mind
In the daze of the why it could've never been
So you say and I say you know you're full of wish
And your "baby baby baby babies"
I tell you there're pieces of me you've never seen
Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well

All the world is
All I am
The black of the blackest ocean
And that tear in your hand
All the world is danglin'... Danglin'... Danglin' for me darlin'
You don't know the power that you have
With that tear in your hand
That tear in your hand

With that tear in your hand
Tear in

Me and a gun

5am Friday morning Thursday night far from sleep
I'm still up and driving can't go home obviously
So I'll just change direction cause they'll soon know where I live
And I wanna live
Got a full tank and some chips

It was me and a gun and a man on my back
And I sang "holy holy" as he buttoned down his pants

You can laugh
Its kind of funny
Things you think
Times like these
Like I haven't seen Barbados so I must get out of this

Yes I wore a slinky red thing
Does that mean I should spread for you, your friends
Your father, Mr Ed

It was me and a gun and a man on my back
But I haven't seen Barbados so I must get out of this

And I know what this means
Me and Jesus a few years back used to hang
And he said "it's your choice babe just remember
I don't think you'll be back in 3 days time so you choose well"
Tell me what's right
Is it my right to be on my stomach of Fred's Seville

It was me and a gun and a man on my back
But I haven't seen Barbados so I must get out of this

And do you know Carolina
Where the biscuits are soft and sweet
These things go through your head when there's a man on your back
And you're pushed flat on your stomach it's not a classic Cadillac

It was me and a gun and a man on my back
But I haven't seen Barbados so I must get out of this
I haven't seen Barbados so I must get out of this

Little eathquakes

Yellow bird flying gets shot in the wing
Good year for hunters and Christmas parties
And I hate
And I hate
And I hate
And I hate elevator music
The way we fight
The way I'm left here silent

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

We danced in graveyards with vampires till dawn
We laughed in the faces of king never afraid to burn
And I hate
And I hate
And I hate
And I hate disintegration
Watching us wither
Black winged roses that safely changed their color

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

I can't reach you
I can't reach you
I can't reach you
I can't reach you
Can't reach you
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces
Doesn't take much to rip us into pieces

Under The Pink

Pretty good year

Tears on the sleeve of a man
Don't want to be a boy today
Heard the eternal footman
Bought himself a bike to race
And Greg he writes letters and burns his cds
They say you were something in those formative years
Hold onto nothing as fast as you can
Well still pretty good year

Maybe a bright sandy beach
Is gonna bring you back
Maybe not so now you're off
You're gonna see America
Well let me tell you something about America
Pretty good year
Some things are melting now
Well what's it gonna take till my baby's alright

And Greg he writes letters with his birthday pen
Sometimes he's aware that they're drawing him in
Lucy was pretty your best friend agreed
Well still pretty good year

God

God sometimes you just don't come through
God sometimes you just don't come through
Do you need a woman to look after you
God sometimes you just don't come through

You make pretty daisies pretty daisies love
I gotta find what you're doing about things here
A few witches burning gets a little toasty here
I gotta find why you always go when the wind blows
Tell me you're crazy maybe then I'll understand
You got your 9 iron in the back seat just in case
Heard you've gone south well babe you love your new 4 wheel
I gotta find why you always go when the wind blows

Give not thy strength unto women
Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings

Will you even tell her if you decide to make the sky fall
Will you even tell her if you decide to make the sky

God sometimes you just don't come through
God sometimes you just don't come through
Do you need a woman to look after you
God sometimes you just don't come through

Bells for her

And through the life force and there goes her friend
On her nishiki it's out of time
And through the portal they can make amends

Hey would you say whatever we're blanket friends
Can't stop what's coming
Can't stop what's on its way

And through the walls they made their mudpies
I've got your mind I said
She said I've your voice
I said you don't need my voice girl
You have your own
But you never thought it was enough of
So they went years and years
Like sisters blanket girls
Always there through that and this
There's nothing we cannot ever fix I said

Can't stop what's coming
Can't stop what's on its way
Bells and footfalls and soldiers and dolls
Brothers and lovers she and I were
Now she seems to be sand under his shoes
There's nothing I can do
Can't stop what's coming
Can't stop what's on its way

And now I speak to you are you in there
You have her face and her eyes
But you are not her
And we go at each other like blankettes
Who can't find their thread and their bare

Can't stop loving
Can't stop what is on its way
And I see it coming
And it's on its way

Past the mission

I don't believe I went too far
I said I was willing
She said she knew what my books did not
I thought she knew what's up

Past the mission
Behind the prison tower
Past the mission
I once knew a hot girl
Past the mission
They're closing every hour
Past the mission
I smell the roses

She said they all think they know him well
She knew him better
Everyone wanted something from him
I did too but I shut my mouth
He just gave me a smile

Hey they found a body
Not sure it was his
Still they're using his name
And she gave him shelter
And somewhere I know she knows
Somewhere I know she knows
Somethings only she knows

Baker baker

Baker baker baking a cake
Make me a day
Make me whole again
And I wonder what's in a day
What's in your cake this time

I guess you heard he's gone to L.A.
He says that behind my eyes I'm hiding
And he tells me I pushed him away
That my heart's been hard to find

Here
There must be something here
There must be something here
Here

Baker baker can you explain
If truly his heart was made of icing
And I wonder how mine would taste
Maybe we could change his mind

I know you're late for your next parade
You came to make sure that I'm not running
Well I ran from him in all kinds of ways
Guess it was her turn this time

Time
Thought I'd make friends with time
Thought we'd be flying
Maybe not this time

Baker baker baking a cake
Make me a day
Make me whole again
And I wonder if he's ok
If you see him say hi

The wrong band

I think it's perfectly clear
We're in the wrong band
Ginger is always sincere
Just not to one man
She called me up and she said
You know that I'm drowning
It's the dog trainer again
He says that he thinks that she needs more hands

I think it's perfectly clear
We're in the wrong band
Senator let's be sincere
As much as we can
He called her up and he said
The new prosecutor soon will be wanting a word
So she's got a soft spot for heels and spurs
And there's something believing in her voice again
Said there's something believing
Instead of just leaving

And she gets her cigars from the sweet fat man
I think it's perfectly clear
We're in the wrong band
Heidi says she'll be sincere
As much as she can
I called her up and I said
You know that I'm drowning
Put on your raincoat again
Cause even the sun's got a price on it
And there's something believing in her voice again
Said there's something believing in her voice
Instead of just leaving

She said it's time I open my eyes
Don't be afraid to open your eyes
Maybe she's right
Maybe she's right
Maybe she's right
Maybe she's right

The waitress

So I want to kill this waitress
She's worked her a year longer than I
If I did it fast you know that's an act of kindness

But I believe in peace
I believe in peace, bitch
I believe in peace

I want to kill this waitress
I can't believe this violence in mind
And is her power all in her club sandwich

I want to kill this killing wish
They're too many stars and not enough sky
Boys all think she's living kindness
Ask a fellow waitress
Ask a fellow waitress

Cornflake girl

Never was a cornflake girl
Thought that was a good solution
Hanging with the raisin girls
She's gone to the other side
Giving us a yo heave ho
Things are getting kind of gross
And I go at sleepy time
This is not really happening
You bet your life it is

Peel out the watchword just peel out the watchword

She knows what's going on
Seems we got a cheaper feel now
All the sweeteaze are gone
Gone to the other side
With my encyclopaedia
They musta paid her a nice price
She's putting on her string bean love
This is not really happening
You bet your life it is

Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much
Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl

Icicle

Icicle icicle where are you going
I have a hiding place when spring marches in
Will you keep watch for me
I hear them calling
Gonna lay down
Gonna lay down

Greeting the monster in our easter dresses
Father says bow your head like the good book says
Well I think the good book is missing some pages
Gonna lay down
Gonna lay down

And when my hand touches myself
I can finally rest my head
And when they say take from his body
I think I'll take from mine instead

Getting off getting off while they're all downstairs
Singing prayers sing away he's in my pumpkin p.j's
Lay your book on my chest
Feel the word
Feel the word
Feel the word
Feel it

I could have
I should have
I could have flown
You know I could have
I should have
I didn't so

Cloud on tounge

Someone's knocking on my kitchen door
Leave the wood outside
What all the girls here are freezing cold
Leave me with your Borneo
I don't need much to keep me warm

Don't stop now what you're doing
What you're doing my ugly one
Bring them all here
Hard to hide a hundred girls in your hair
It won't be fair if I hate her
If I ate her
You can go now

You're already in there
I'll be wearing your tattoo
You're already in there

Got a cloud sleeping on my tongue
He goes then it goes
And kiss the violets as they're waking up

Leave me with your Borneo
Leave me the way I was before

You're already in there
I'll be wearing your tattoo
I'm already in circles and circles and circles again
The girl's in circles and circles got to stop spinning
Circles and circles and circles again
Thought I was over the bridge now

Space dog

Way to go Mr. Microphone
Show us all what you don't know
Centuries secret societies
He's out commander still
Space dog

So sure we were on something
Your feet are finally on the ground he said
So sure we were on something
Your feet are just on the ground girl

Rain and snow
Our engines have been receiving your eager call
There's colonel dirtyfishydishcloth
He'll distract her good
Don't worry so

And to the one you thought was on your side
She can't understand
She truly believes the lies

Lemon pie
He's coming through
Our commander still space dog
Lines secure space dog

Deck the halls
I'm young again
I'm you again
Racing turtles
The grapefruit is winning
Seems I keep getting this story twisted
So where's Neil when you need him
Deck the halls
It's you again
It's you again
Somewhere someone must know the ending
Is she still pissing in the river now
Heard she's gone
Moved into a trailer park

So sure we were on something
[so sure those girls now are in the navy]
Your feet finally on the ground he said
[those bombs our friends can't even hurt you now]
So sure we were on something
[and hold those tears cause they're still on your side]
You feet just on the ground girl
[don't hear the dogs barking]
So sure we were on something
[don't say you know we've gone andromeda]
Your feet finally on the ground he said
[stood with those girls before]
So sure we were on something
[the hair in pairs it just got nasty]
Your feet are just on the ground
[and now those girls are gone]

Yes, Anastasia

I know what you want the magpies have come
If you know me so well then tell me which hand I use

Make them go
Make it go

Saw her there in a restaurant
Poppy don't go
I know your mother is a good one
But poppy don't go
I'll take you home
Show me the things I've been missing
Show me the ways I forgot to be speaking
Show me the ways to get back to the garden
Show me the ways to get around the get around
Show me the ways to button up buttons
That have forgotten they're buttons
Well we can't have that
Forgetting that

Girls girls what have we done to ourselves
Driving on the vine
Over clothes lines
But officer I saw the sign
Thought I'd been through this in 1919
Counting the tears of ten thousand men
And gathered them all
But my feet are slipping
There's something we left on the windowsill
There's something we left yes

We'll see how brave you are
We'll see how fast you'll be running
We'll see how brave you are
Yes, Anastasia
And all your dollies have friends

Thought she deserved no less than she'd give
Well happy birthday
Her blood's on my hands
It's kind of a shame cause I did like that dress
It's funny the things that you find in the rain
The things that you find
In the mall and in the date mines
In the knots still in her hair
On the bus I'm on my way down
All the girls seem to be there

Come along now little darlin'
Come along now with me
Come along now little darlin'
We'll see how brave you are

Boys For Pele

Beauty Queen

She's a beauty queen
My sweet bean bag in the street
Take it
Down out to the laundry scene
Don't know why she's in my head
Can't figure what it is
But I lie again

Horses

I got me some horses
To ride on
To ride on
They say that your demons
Can't go there
So i got me some horses
To ride on
To ride on
As longs as your army
Keeps perfectly still
And maybe I'll find me a sailor
A tailor
And maybe together
We'll make mother well
So I got me some horses
To ride on
To ride on
As long as your army
Keeps perfectly still
You showed me the meadow
And milkwood
And silkwood
And you would if i would
But you never would
So I chased down your posies
Your pansies in my hosies
Then opened my hands
And they were empty then

Off with superfly
Sniffing a sharpie pen
Honey it's Bill and Ben
Off with superfly
Counting your bees
Oh me honey like
One two three
The camera is rolling
It's easy like

One
Two
Three
And if there is a way to find you
I will find you
But will you find me if Neil
Makes me a tree
An afro a pharaoh
I can't go
You said so
And threads that are golden don't break easily

Blood roses

Blood roses
Blood roses
Back on the street now
Can't forget the things you never said
On days like these gets me thinking
When chickens get a taste of your meat
Chickens get a taste of your meat

You gave him your blood
And your warm little diamond
He likes killing you after your dead
You think I'm a queer
I think you're a queer
I think you're a queer
Said, I think you're a queer
And I shaved every place where you been
I shaved every place where you been

God knows I've thrown away those graces

The belle of New Orleans tried to show me
Once how to tango
Wrapped around your feet wrapped around like good little roses

Blood roses
Blood roses
Back on the street now
Now you've cut out the flute
From the throat of the loon
At least when you cry now
He can't even hear you
When chickens get a taste of your meat
When he sucks you deep
Sometimes you're nothing but meat

Father lucifer

Father Lucifer
You never looked so sane
You always did prefer the drizzle to the rain
Tell me that you're still in love with that milkmaid
How's the lizzies
How's your Jesus Christ been hanging

Nothing gonna stop me from floating
Nothing gonna stop me from floating

He says he reckons I'm a watercolour stain
He says i run and then I run from him
And then i run
He didn't see me watching
From the aeroplane
He wiped a tear
And then he threw away our appleseed

Nothing gonna stop me from floating

Everyday's my wedding day
Though baby's still in his comatose state
I'll die my own easter eggs
Don't go yet
And beenie lost the sunset but that's but that's ok
Does Joe bring flowers to Marilyn's grave
And girls that eat pizza but never gain weight
Father Lucifer you never looked so sane

Professional widow

Slag pit
Stag shit
Honey bring it close to my lips
Yes
Don't blow those brains yet
We gotta be big boy
We gotta be big
Starfucker just like my daddy
Just like my daddy selling his baby
Just like my daddy
Gonna strike a deal make him feel like a congressman
It runs in the family

Rest your shoulders peaches and cream
Everywhere a judas as far as you can see
Beautiful angel
Calling "we got every re-run of Mohamed Ali"

Prism perfect
Honey bring it close to your lips
Yes
What is termed a landslide of principle
Proportion boy it better be big boy
Starfucker just like my daddy
Just like my daddy selling his baby
Just like my daddy
Gonna strike a deal make him feel
Like a congressman
It runs in the family
Mother Mary
China white
Brown may be sweeter
She will supply
Mother Mary
China white
Brown may be sweeter
She will supply
She will supply
She will supply
She will supply

Mr. Zebra

Hello Mr zebra
Can I have your sweater
Cause it's cold cold cold
In my hole hole hole
Ratatouille strychnine
Sometimes she's a friend of mine
With a gigantic whirlpool
That will blow your mind

Hello Mr zebra
Ran into some confusion with a Mrs crocodile
Furry mussels marching on
She thinks she's Kaiser Wilhelm
Or a civilised syllabub
To blow your mind
Figure it out
She's a goodtime fella
She got a little fund to fight for moneypenny's rights
Figure it out
She's a goodtime fella
Too bad the burial was premature she said
And smiled

Marianne

Tuna
Rubber
A little blubber in my igloo
And i knew you pigtails and all
Girl when they fall
And they say Marianne killed herself
And I said not a chance
Don't you love the girls ladies babies
Old bags who say she was so pretty why
Why why why did she crawl down in the old
Deep ravine

C'mon pigtail girls and all those sailors
Get your bags and hold down won't you just
Hold down cause ed is watching my every sound
I said
They're watching my every sound

The weasel squeaks faster than a seven day week
I said that timmy and that purple monkey
Are all down

At bobby's house
Making themselves pesters and lesters and jesters and my
Traitors of kind
And I'm just having thoughts of Marianne
She could outrun the fastest slug
She could
Marianne
Quickest girl in the frying pan

Caught a lite sneeze

Caught a lite sneeze
Caught a lite breeze
Caught a lightweight lightning seed
Boys on my left side
Boys on my right side
Boys in the middle
And you're not here
I need a big loan
From the girl zone

Building
Tumbling down
Didn't know our love was so small
Couldn't stand at all
Mr. St. John just bring your son

The spire is hot
And my cells can't feed
And you still got that belle
Dragging your foots
I'm hiding it well sister Ernestine
But i still got that belle
Dragging my foots

Right on time you get closer
And closer
Called my name
But there's no way in
Use that fame
Rent your wife and kids today
Maybe she will
Maybe she will caught a lite sneeze
Dreamed a little dream
Made my own pretty hate machine
Boys on my left side

Boys on my right side
Boys in the middle
And you're not here
Boys in their dresses
And you're not here
I need a big loan
From the girl zone

Muhammed my friend

Muhammad my friend
It's time to tell the world
We both know it was a girl back in Bethlehem
And on that fateful day
When she was crucified
She wore shiseido red and we drank tea
By her side

Sweet sweet
Used to be so sweet to me

Muhammad my friend
I'm getting very scared
Teach me how to love my brothers
Who don't know the law
And what about the deal on that flying
Trapeze got a peanut butter hand
But honey do drop in at the
Dew drop inn

Sweet sweet
Between the boys and the bees

And Moses I know
I know you've seen fire
But you've never seen fire
Until you've seen pele blow
And I've never seen light
But I sure have seen gold
And Gladys save a place for me
On your grapevine
Till I get my own TV show

Ashre ashre ashre ashre
And if I lose my cracker jacks at the
Tidal wave I got a place
In the pope's rubber robe
Muhammed my friend
It's time to tell the world
We both know it was a girl
Back in Bethlehem

Hey jupiter

No one's picking up the phone
Guess it's me and me
And this little masochist
She's ready to confess
All the things that i never thought
That she could feel and

Hey Jupiter
Nothings been the same
So are you gay
Are you blue
Thought we both could use a friend
To run to
And i thought I wouldn't have to be
With you something new

Sometimes I breathe you in
And I know you know
And sometimes you take a swim
Found your writing on my wall
If my hearts soaking wet
Boy your boots can leave a mess

Hey Jupiter
Nothings been the same
So are you gay
Are you blue
Thought we both could use a friend
To run to
And I thought you wouldn't have to keep
With me
Hiding

Thought I knew myself so well
All the dolls I had
Took my leather off the shelf
Your apocalypse was fab
For a girl who couldn't choose between
The shower or the bath

And i thought i wouldn't have to be
With you
A magazine

No one's picking up the phone
Guess it's clear he's gone
And this little masochist
Is lifting up her dress
Guess i thought i could never feel
The things i feel
Hey Jupiter

So are you gay
Are you blue
Thought we both could use a friend to run to
Hey Jupiter
Nothing's been the same
So are you safe
Now we're through
Thought we both could use a friend to run to
Hey Jupiter

Way down

Maybe I'm the afterglow
'Cause I'm with a band you know
Don't you hear the laughter on the way down

Yes I am the anchorman
Dining here with son of Sam
Hear too much to chatter on the way down

Gonna meet a great, big star
Gonna drive his great, big car
Gonna have it all here on the way down

Way down
Way down
Way down
She knows
Way down
Way down
Way down
She knows

Little Amsterdam

In a southern town
Hominy get it on the plate girl
Momma keep your head down
Momma it wasn't my bullet

Don't take me back to the range
I'm just coming out of the cell in my brain
Girl you got to know there days
Which side your own

Momma got shit
She loved a brown man
Then she built a bridge in the sheriff's bed
She'd do anything to save her man
You see her olives are cold pressed
And her best friend is a sun dress
But momma
It wasn't my bullet

Round and a round and a round i go
Round and a round this time for keeps
Father only you can save my soul
And playing that organ must count
For something
Girl you got to know these days
Which side your on
Little Amsterdam
Shut down today
They buried her with a
Butter bean bouquet
And the sheriff now can't ride away
Like he said into the sunset
And I won't say
He shouldna paid
But momma
It wasn't my bullet

Talula

Congratulate you
Said you had a double tongue
Balancing cake and bread
Say goodbye to a glitter girl

Talula
Talula
You don't want to lose her
She must be worth losing
If it is worth something
Talula
Talula
She's brand new now to you
Wrapped in your papoose
Your little fig newton

Say goodbye to the old world
Ran into the henchman who severed
Anne boleyn
He did it right quickly a merciful man
She said 1+1 is 2
But henry said that it was 3
So it was
Here i am

Talula
Talula
I don't want to lose it
It must be worth losing
If it is worth something
Talula
Talula
She's brand new now to you
Wrapped in your papoose
Your little fig newton

And jamaica
Do you know what i have done
Mary m weaving on said
What you want is in the blood senators
I got big bird on the fishing line
With a bit of a shout a bit of a shout
A bit of an angry snout
He's my favourite hooker of the whole bunch
And i know about his only bride
And how the russians die on the ice
I got my rape hat on
Honey but i always could accessorise
And i never cared too much for the money
But i know right now
That it's in god's hands
But i don't know who the father is

Talula
Talula
I don't want to lose him
He must be worth losing
If it is worth something
Talula
Talula
He's brand new now to you
Wrapped in your papoose
Your little fig newton

Not the red baron

Not the red baron
Not charlie brown
Think i got the message figured
Another pilot down
And are their[sic] devils with halos
In beautiful capes
Taking them into the flames

Not judy g
Not jean jean with a hallowed
Heart
I see that screen go
Down in the flames
With every step with every beautiful heel
Pointed

Not the red baron i'm sure
Not charlie brown's wonderful dog
Not anyone i really know
Just another pilot down
Maybe i'll just sing him a last
Little sound many there know some girls
With red ribbons
The prettiest
Red
Ribbons

Agent orange

Gotta tell you what i heard
From agent orange
Mister suntan
Mister happy man
Mister i know the girls on all the world tours
Mister agent, yeah
He's my favorite
And they don't understand
He's got palm oil pants
Yes, he's down and there and everywhere
He's getting in too deep in this
Underwater city where she swims and swims

Doughnut song

Had me a trick and a kick and your message
Well you'll never gain weight from a doughnut hole
Then thought that i could decipher your message
There's no one here dear
No one at all

And if i'm wasting all your time
This time
Maybe you never learned to take
And if i'm hanging on to your shade
I guess i'm way beyond the pale

And southern men can grow gold
Can grow pertty
Blood can be pertty
Like a delicate man
Copper to steel to a hinge that is faltered
That let's you in let's you in let's you in
Something's just keeping you numb

You told me last night
You were a sun now with your very own

Devoted satellite
Happy for you
And i am sure that i hate you
Too sons too many too many able fires

You've been wasting all my time this time
Said you've never learned to take
And if I'm hanging onto your shade
I guess I'm way beyond the pale.

*** Thanx a lot to Cody who corrected this one ***

In the springtime of his voodoo

Standin' on a corner in winslow arizona
And i'm quite sure i'm in the wrong song
2 girls 65 got a piece tied up in the
Back seat
"honey we're recovering christians"

In the springtime of his voodoo
He was going to show me spring

And right there for a minute
I knew you so well

Got an angry snatch
Girls you know what i mean
When swivelin that hip doesn't do the trick
Me pureed sanitarily mr sulu
Warp speed
Warp speed
Warp speed
In the springtime of his voodoo

Every road leads back to my door
Every road i will follow
Every road leads back to my door
Got all your crosses loaded

And i know she's not that
Foxy
Boys
I said i know she's not that
Foxy but
You gotta owe something sometimes
You gotta owe
When you're your momma's sunshine
You've got to give something sometimes
When you're the sweetest cherry
In an apple pie
I need some voodoo on these prunes
In the springtime of his voodoo
He was going to show me spring

Putting the damage on

Glue
Stuck to my shoes
Does anyone know why you play with an orange rind
You say you packed my things
And divided what was mine you're off to the mountain top
I say her skinny legs could use sun
But now i'm wishing
For my best impression
Of my best angie dickinson
But now i've got to worry
Cause boy you still look pretty
When you're putting the damage on

Don't make me scratch on you door
I never left you
For a banjo
I only just turned around for a poodle
And a corvette
And my impression
Of my best angie dickinson
But now i've got to worry
Cause boy you still look pretty
When you're putting the damage on

I'm trying not to move
It's just your ghost
Passing through
I said
I'm trying not to move
It's just your ghost passing through
It's just your ghost
Passing through
And now
I'm quite sure
There's a light in your platoon
I never seen a light move
Like yours
Can do to me
So now i'm wishing
For my best impression
Of my best angie dickinson
But now i've got to worry
Cause boy you still look pretty
To me
But i've got a place to go
I've got a ticket to your late show
And i'm worrying cause even still
You sure are pretty
When you're putting the damage on
Yes
When you're putting the damage on
You're just so pretty
When you're putting the damage on

Twinkle

Sure that star can twinkle
And you're watching it do
Boy so hard boy so hard
But i know a girl
Twice as hard
And i'm sure
Said i'm sure she's watching it too
No matter what she's got in her right dresser
Tied
I know she's watching that star

Gonna twinkle
Gonna twinkle
Gonna twinkle

And last time i knew
She worked at an abbey in iona
She said "i killed a man t
I've gotta stay hidden in this abbey"
But i can see that star
When she twinkles
And she twinkles
And i sure can
That means
I sure can

That means
I sure can
So hard
So hard

From The Choirgirl Hotel

Spark

She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's afraid of the light in the dark
6.58 are you sure where my spark is
Here, here, here

She's convinced she could hold back a glacier
But she couldn't keep Baby alive
Doubting if there's a woman in there somewhere
Here, here, here
You say you don't want it agian
And again but you don't really mean it
You say you dont want it
This circus we're in
But you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it

If the Divine master plan is perfection
Maybe next i'll give Judas a try
Trusting my soul to the ice cream assassin
Here, here, here
You say you don't want it again
And again but you don't really mean it
You say you don't want it
This circus we're in
But you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it

How many fates turn around in the overtime
Ballerinas that have fins that you'll never find
You thought that you were the bomb yeah well so did i
Say you don't want it
Say you don't want it
Say you don't want it again
And again but you don't really mean it
Say you don't want it
This circus we're in
But you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it

She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's afraid of the light in the dark
6.58 are you sure where my spark is
Here, here, here

Cruel

So don't give me respect don't give me a piece of your preciousness
Flaunt all she's got in our old neighbourhood
I'm sure she'll make a few friends
Even the rain bows down let us pray as you cock-cock-cock your mane
No cigarettes only peeled HAVANA'S for you I can be cruel
I don't know why
Why can't my ba.ll.oo.n stay up in a perfectly windy sky
I can be cruel I don't know why
Dance with the Sufi's celebrate your top ten in the charts of pain
Lover brother bogenvilla my vine twists around your need
Even the rain is sharp like today as you sh-sh-shock me sane
No cigarettes only peeled HAVANA'S for you I can be cruel

Black Dove

She was a January girl
She never let on how insane it was
In that tiny kinda scary house by the woods
By the woods
By the woods
Black-dove black-dove
You don't need a space ship
They don't know you've already lived
On the other side of the galaxy
She had a January world
So many storms not right somehow
How a lion becomes a mouse by the woods
But i have to get to TEXAS
Said i have to get to TEXAS
And i'll give away my blue, blue dress
She had a January girl
She never let on how insane it was
In that tiny kinda scary house by the woods

Raspberry Swirl

Let's go...
I am not your senorita
I am not from your tribe
In the garden I did no crime
I am not your senorita
I am not from your tribe
If you want inside her
Well,
Boy you better make her raspberry swirl
Things are getting desperate
When all the boys can't be men
Everybody knows I'm her friend
Everybody knows I'm her man
I'm not your senorita
I don't aim so high
In my heart I do no crime
If you want inside her
Well,
Boy you better make her raspberry swirl
And she swirls, and she swirls, she swirls, and she swirls...

Jackie's Strength

A Bouvier till her wedding day shots rang out and the police came
Mama layed me on the front lawn and prayed for Jackie's strength
Feeling old by 21
Never thought my day would come
My bridesmaids getting laid I pray for Jackie's strength
Make me laugh
Say you know what you want
You said we were the real thing
So I show you some more and I learn
What black magic can do
Make me laugh
Say you know you can turn
Me into the real thing
So I show you some more and I learn
Stickers licked on lunch boxes
Worshipping David Cassidy
Yeah I mooned him once on Donna's box
She's still in recovery
Sleep-overs Beene's got some pot
You're only popular with anorexia so I turn myself inside out
In hope someone will see, will see
Make me laugh
Say you know what you want
You said we were the real thing
So I show you some more and I learn
What black magic can do
Make me laugh
Say you know you can turn
Me into the real thing
So I show you some more
And I learn
I got lost on my wedding day typical
The police came
But virgins always get backstage no matter what they've got to say
If you love enough you'll lie a lot
Guess they did in Camelot
Mama's waiting on my front lawn
I pray I pray I said I pray
For Jackie's Strengt, Strength
Make me laugh
Say you know what you want
You said we were the real thing
So I show you some more and I learn

Liiee

With your E's
And your ease
And I do much more
Need a lip gloss boost
In your America
Is it God's
Is it yours
Sweet saliva
With your e's
And your ease
And I do one more
I know we're dying
And there's no sign of a parachute
We scream in cathedrals
Why can't it be beautiful
Why does there gotta be a sacrifice
Just say yes
You little arsonist
You're so sure you can save
Every hair on my chest
Just say yes
You little arsonist
With your E's
And your ease
And I do one more
Well I know we're dying
And there's no sign of a parachute
In this chapel
Little chapel of love
Can't we get a little grace
And some elegance
No we scream in cathedrals
Why can't it be beautiful
Why does there
Gotta be a sacrifice
Just say yes
You little arsonist
With your E's
And your ease
And I do one more
Well I know we're dying
And there's no sign of a parachute
In this chapel
Little chapel of love
Can't we get a little grace
And some elegance
No we scream in cathedrals
Why can't it be beautiful
Why does there
Gotta be a sacrifice

Liquid Diamonds

Surrender then start your engines
You'll know quite soon what my mistake was
For those on horseback or dog sled
You turn on at the bend in the road
I hear she still grants forgiveness
Although I willingly forgot her
The offering is molasses and you say

I guess I'm an underwater thing
So I guess I can't take it personally
I guess I'm an underwater thing
I'm liquid running
There's a sea secret in me
It's plain to see it is rising
But I must be flowing liquid diamonds

Calling for my soul at the corners of the world
I know she's playing poker with the rest of the stragglers
Calling for my soul at the corners of the world
I know she's playing poker with the rest the rest
And if your friends don't come back to you
And you know this is madness
A lilac mess in your prom dress
And you say

I guess I'm an underwater thing
So I guess I can't take it personally
I guess I'm an underwater thing
I'm liquid running
There's a sea secret in me
It's plain to see it is rising
But I must be flowing liquid diamonds
Liquid, liquid diamonds

I go i go inside her shell
I see it so and you're doing oh so well these days
you do it again and I say it's coming back again
Something like the saturdays such was it
Can you bring me those jeans
keep it back daddy's done
Preaching in to himself
Keep it just between us
Yes it's liquid
Liquid, liquid

*** Thanx a lot to Lazario who corrected this one ***

She's Your Cocaine

She's Your Cocaine
She's got you shaving your legs
You can suck anything
But you know you wanna be me
Put on your makeup boy
You're your favourite stranger
And we all like to watch
So shimmy once and do it again
Bring your sister if you can't handle it
She says you control it
Then she says you don't control it
Then she says you're controlling
The way she makes you crawl

She's your cocaine
Your Exodus laughing
And she knows what you are
So shimmy once
And do it again
Bring your sister
Bring your sister
If you can't handle it

If you want me to
Boy I could lie to you
You don't need one of these to let me inside of you
And is it true that devils end up like you
Do something safe for the picture frame
And is it true that devils end up like you
So tied up you don't know how she came

She's your cocaine
She's got you shaving your legs
She got you liking mine back
Got me taking it in
Getting mine back
I'm taking my easel
And I'm writing good checks
You sign Prince of Darkness
Try Squire of Dimness
Please don't help me with this

Northern Lad

Had a Northern lad
Well not exactly had
He moved like the sunset
God who painted that-
First he loved my accent
How his knees could bend
I thought we'd be ok
Me and my molasses
But I feel something is wrong
But I feel this cake just isn't done
Don't say that you Don't
And if you could see me now
Said if you could see me now
Girls you've got to know
When it's time to turn the page
When you're only wet because of the rain
You know it's time to change
He don't show much these days
It gets so fucking cold
I loved his secret places
But I can't go anymore
"you change like sugar cane"
Says my northern lad
I guess you go too far
When pianos try to be guitars
I feel the west in you
And I feel is falling apart too
Don't say that you Don't
And if you could see me now
Said if you could see me now
Girls you've got to know
When it's time to turn the page
When you're only wet because of the rain
You know it's time to change
When you're only wet
Because of the rain

Hotel

Met 'em in a hotel
Met 'em in a hotel
Beneath groung
Tell him he's missing
Tell me this is one for
Lollipop Gestapo
You were wild
Where are you now
You were wild
Where are you now
Give me more
Give me more
Give me more
I have to learn to let you crash down
I have to learn to let you crash down
I have to learn to let you crash
Met 'em in a hotel
Met 'em in a hotel
You say he's the biggest thing
There'll be this year
I guess that what I'm seeking
I guess that what I'm seeking
Isn't here
Met him in a hotel
Met him in a guess world
Guessed anyone but you
You were wild
Where are you now
You were wild
Where are you now
Give me more
Give me more
Give me more
I have to learn to let you crash down
Where are the velvets
Where are the velvets
Where are the velvets
When you're coming down
You were wild
Where are you now
You were wild
Where are you now
King Solomon's Mines
Exit 75
I'm still alive
I'm still alive
I'm still alive

Playboy Mommy

In my platforms
I hit the floor
Fell face down
Didn't help my brain out
Then the baby came
Before I found
The magic how
To keep her happy
I never was the fantasy
Of what you want
Wanted me to be
But don't judge me so harsh little girl
So you got a playboy mommy
But when you tell them my name
You wanna cross that bridge all on your own
Little girl they'll do you no harm
Cause they know your playboy mommy
But when you tell 'em my name
From here to Birmingham
I got a few friends
I never was there was there when it counts
I get my way
You're so like me
You seemed ashamed
Ashamed that I was
A good friend of American soldiers
I'll say it loud here by your grave
Those angels can't
Ever take my place
Don't judge me so harsh little girl
You got a playboy mommy
But when you tell 'em my name
You wanna cross that bridge all on your own
Little girl they'll do you no harm
Cause they know your playboy mommy
But you just tell 'em my name
You tell 'em my name
I got a few friends
Somewhere where the the orchids grow
I can't find those church bells
That played when you died
Played Gloria
Talkin bout
Hosanah
Don't judge me so harsh little girl
You got a playboy mommy
Come home
But when you tell them soldiers my name
And cross that bridge all on your own
Little girl they'll do you no harm
Cause they know your playboy mommy
But i'll be home i'll be home
To take you in my arms

Pandora's Aquarium

Pandora
Pandora's Aquarium
She dives for shells
With her nautical nuns
And thoughts you thought
You'd never tell

I am not asking you to believe in me
Boy I think you're confused
I'm not Persephone
Foam can be dangerous
With tape across my mouth
Those things you do
I never asked you how

Line me up in single file
With all your grievances
Stare but I can taste
You're still alive
Below the waste
Ripples come and ripples go
And ripple back to me

Pandora
Pandora's aquarium
She dives for shells
With her nautical nuns
And thoughts you thought
You'd never tell
Line me up in single file
With all your grievances
Stare but I can taste
You're still alive below the waste
Ripples come and ripples go
And ripple back to me
I am not asking you to believe in me

Boy I think you're confused
I'm not Persephone
She's in New York somewhere
Checking her accounts
The Lord of The Flies was diagnosed as Sound

To Venus And Back - Orbiting

Bliss

Father i killed my monkey
I let it out
To taste the sweet of spring
Wonder if i will wander out
Test my tether to
See if i'm still free
From you

Steady as it comes
Right down
To you
I've said it all
So maybe we're a bliss
Of another kind

Lately, i'm into circuitry
What it means to be
Made of you but not enough for you
And i wonder if
You can bilocate is that what i taste
Your supernova juice
You know it's true i'm part of you

Steady as it comes
Right down to you
I've said it all

So maybe you're a 4 horse engine
With a power drive
A hot kachina who wants into mine
Take it with your terracide

We're a bliss
Of another kind

Juárez

Dropped off the edge again down in juarez
"don't even bat an eye
If the eagle cries" the rasta man says
Just cause the desert likes
Young girls flesh and
No angel came

I don't think you even know
What you think you just said
So go on spill your seed
Shake your gun to the rasta man's head
And the desert - she must be blessed
And no angel came

There's a time to keep it up
A time to keep it in
The indian is told
The cowboy is his friend
You know that i can breathe
Even when i cheat
Should. Should've been over for me
No angel came

Concertina

Clouds descending
I'm not policing what you think and dream
I run into your thought from across the room
Just another trick
Can i weather this

I've got a fever above my waist
You got a squeeze box on your knee
I know the truth is in between
The 1st and the 40th drink

Concertina
Concertina
A chill that bends
This i swear
You're the fiercest
Calm i've been in
Concertina
Concertina
Try infrared
This i swear
You're the fiercest
Calm i've been in

The soul-quake
Happened here in a glass world
Particle by particle
She slowly changes
She likes hanging chinese paper cuts
Just another fix
Can i weather this

I got my fuzz all tipped to play
I got a dub on your landscape
Then there's your policy of tracing
The sauce without the blame

Too far too far too far
It could all get way too cheerful

Concertina
Concertina
I know the truth lies in between
The first and the 40th drink

Clouds descending

Glory of the 80's

I took a taxi from la to venus in 1985
I was electromagnetically sucked back
Into a party going on that night
It was the glories of the 80's
With karma drawn up in lines
And two bugle boy models saying, 'baby,
It's free-bee you sure look deprived'

I had the 'story of o' in my bucket seat
Of my wanna be mustang
Auditioning for reptiles in their
Racquel welsh campaign

In the glories of the 80's
You said, 'i'm not afraid to die'
I said i don't find that remotely funny
Even on this space cake high

And then it all seemed clear
Just then you go and disappear

Silicone party barbies to the left and
Joan of arcs to the right
No one feeling insecure we were
All gorge and famous in our last lives

And the glories of the 80's you said
'The end is nothing to fear' i said
Blow the end now baby
Who do i gotta shag to get outta here

And then when it all seemed clear
Just then you go and disappear

Sure you're out there orbiting around
Wish i had you back now

I met a drag king call venus
She had a velvet hologram she said
'My husband ran off with my shaman
But they love me as i am'

In the glories of the 80's
I may not have to die
I'll clone myself
Like that blonde chick
That sings betty davis eyes

And then when it all seemed clear
Just then you go and disappear

Lust

Hey you
Gender nectar
Sifting through the grain of gold
Tripping at your door
Is that you, alpha in her blood
And when the woman lies
You don't believe her

Rolling and unrolling coiling emerging running free
Running through the underworld into your room

Is he real
Or a ghost-lie
She feels she isn't heard
And the veil tears and rages
Till her voices are remembered
And his secrets can be told

Hey you
Gender nectar
Crystalline from the vine
You know you'll drink her

Rolling and unrolling coiling emerging running free
Running through the afterworld into your room

So she prays for a prankster
And lust in the marriage bed
And he waits til she can give
And he waits
And he waits

Suede

Suede.
You always felt like suede.
There are days i feel your twin.
Peekaboo.
Hiding underneath your skin.
Jets.
Are revving yes revving
From a central source and this.
Has power over me.
Not because you feel something
Or don't feel something for me
But because.
Mass. Is so big.
It can swallow swallow her whole star intact.
Call me 'evil' call me 'tide is on your side'
Anything that you want

Anybody knows you can conjure
Anything by the dark of the moon.

Boy
And if you keep your silence
Silencer on you'll talk yourself right into a job.
Out of a hole.
Into my bayou.

I'm sure that you've been briefed
My absorbtion lines.
They are frayed
And i fear.
My fear is greater than my faith
But i walk the missionary way.
You always felt like suede.
There are days i am your twin.
Peekaboo.
Hiding underneath your skin.
Jets.
Are revving yes revving from
An ether twist.
Call me 'evil'.
Call me 'tide is on your side'
Anything you want

Anybody knows you can conjure
Anything by the dark of the moon

Boy
And if you keep your silence
Silencer on you'll talk yourself right into a job
Out of a hole
And into my bayou
Into my, my bayou
Suede

Oh little sister, i hope you didn't feel that way
Oh little sister, i'm glad you came, and i said
Oh little sister, i hoped you wouldn't feel that way
Oh little sister, oh again, and i said
Oh little sister, i hope you didn't feel that way
Oh little sister, i'm still glad you came, i said
Oh little sister, i wish you didn't feel that way, and
Oh little sister, said, i'd do the same, do the same
Oh little sister, i hoped you wouldn't feel that way
Oh, i said, i wish
Oh little sister, can you forgive me one day
Can you forgive me
Suede

Josephine

Not tonight josephine.

In an army's strength therein
Lies the denouement.
From here you're haunting me.
By the seine so beautiful.
Only not to be of use - impossible.

So strange, victory - 1,200 spires,
The only sound, moscow burning.
Empty like the tuileries.
Like a dream vienna seems,
Only not to be of use - impossible.

In the last extremity - to advance
Or not to advance -
I hear you laughing.

Even still you're calling me
"not tonight, not tonight.

Not tonight"

Josephine

Riot poof

You know what you know
So you go break the terror
Or the urban spell

This alliance you say
'I'm on the threshold of greatness girl'
So you burn your pagoda
Through the congo till there's
A broken bond
On the birth of the search
White trash my native son

It will all find its way in time

Blossom, riot poof

You know what you know
So you go chain her to your flow
She bites through your dried
Lean meat as she's
Going to the movie show

In a bath of glitter and a tiny shiver
She crawls through your lava sea
Black sahara i'm stepping in
To your space oddity

It will all find its way in time

Blossom, riot poof

The sun is warming
My man is moistening
On the bomb
On the bond
On the bomb

Datura

Get out of my garden

Passion vine
Texas sage
Indigo spires salvia
Confederate jasmine
Royal cape plumbago
Arica palm
Pygmy date palm
Snow-on-the-mountain
Pink powderpuff
Datura
Crinum lily
St. Christopher's lily
Silver dollar eucalyptus
White african iris
Katie's charm ruella
Variegated shell ginger
Florida coontie
Datura
Ming fern
Sword fern
Dianella
Walking iris
Chocolate cherries allamanda
Awabuki viburnum

Is there room in my heart
For you to follow your heart
And not need more blood
From the tip of your star

Walking iris
Chocolate cherries allamanda
Awabuki viburnun
Natal plum
Black magic ti
Mexican bush sage
Gumbo limbo
Golden shrimp
Belize shrimp
Senna
Weeping sabicu
Golden shower tree
Golden trumpet tree
Bird of paradise
Come in
Variegated shell ginger
Datura
Ionicera
Red velvet costus
Xanadu philodendron
Snow queen hibiscus
Frangipani
Bleeding heart
Persian sheild
Cat's whiskers
Royal palm
Sweet alyssum
Petting bamboo
Orange jasmine
Clitoria blue pea
Downy jasmine
Datura
Frangipani

Dividing canaan
Piece by piece
O let me see
Dividing canaan

Spring haze

Well in know it's just a spring haze
But i don't much like the look of it
And if omens are a god send like men
Breezing in
Certain these clouds go somewhere
Billowing out to somewhere

In a single engine cessna
You say we'll never make it there
So all we do is circle it

Uh oh. Let go. Off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Uh oh. Way to go
So i get creamed
Waiting on sunday to drown
Uh oh. Way to go.
Waiting on sunday
Waiting on sunday to land
Uh oh. Way to go.
Waiting on sunday
Waiting on sunday to drown

So i know it's just a spring haze
But i don't much like the look of it
But all we do is circle it
And i found out where my edge is
And it bleeds into where you resist
And my only way out is to go
So far in
Billowing out to somewhere
Billowing out luna riviera
Billowing out to somewhere

Uh oh. Let go. Off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Let go. So far. Really getting creamed
Waiting on sunday to land

Why does it always end up like this
Waiting on sunday so i get creamed
Waiting for sunday to drown

1,000 oceans

These tears i've cried.
I've cried 1000 oceans
And if it seems i'm.
Floating. In the darkness

Well, i can't believe
That i would keep.
Keep you from flying.
And i would cry 1000 more
If that's what it takes
To sail you home
Sail you home.
Sail you home.

I'm aware what the rules are.
But you know that i will run.
You know that i will follow you.
Over silbury hill
Through the solar field.
You know that i will follow you

And if i find you.
Will you. Still remember
Playing at the trains.
Or does this
Little blue ball
Just fade away.

Over silbury hill
Through the solar field.
You know that i will follow you
I'm aware what the rules are
But you know that i will run.
You know that i will follow you.

These tears i've cried
I've cried.
1000 oceans
And if it seems i'm.
Floating.
In the darkness

Well, i can't believe
That i would keep
Keep you from flying
So, i will cry
1000 more
If that's what it takes
To sail you home
Sail you home
Sail you home
Sail...
Sail you home

 To Venus And Back - Still Orbiting

Precious things

So i ran faster
But it caught me here
Yes my loyalties turned
Like my ankle
In the seventh grade
Running after billy
Running after the rain

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

He said you're really an ugly girl
But i like the way you play
And i died
But i thanked him
Can you believe that sick sick
Holding on to his picture
Dressing up every day
I wanna smash the faces
Of those beautiful boys
Those christian boys
So you can make me cum
That doesn't make you jesus

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

I remember
Yes in my peach party dress
No one dared
No one cared
To tell me where the pretty girls are
Those demigods
With their nine-inch nails
And little fascist panties
Tucked inside the
Heart of every nice girl

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break
Let them wash away
These these precious things
Let them bleed now
Let them wash away
These these precious things
Let them break
Their hold over me

Precious
Precious

Cruel

So don't give me respect don't give me a piece of your preciousness
Flaunt all she's got in our old neighbourhood
I'm sure she'll make a few friends
Even the rain bows down let us pray as you cock-cock-cock your mane
No cigarettes only peeled havana's for you i can be cruel
I don't know why
Why can't my ba.ll.oo.n stay up in a perfectly windy sky
I can be cruel i don't know why
Dance with the sufi's celebrate your top ten in the charts of pain
Lover brother bogenvilla my vine twists around your need
Even the rain is sharp like today as you sh-sh-shock me sane
No cigarettes only peeled havana's for you i can be cruel

Cornflake girl

Never was a cornflake girl
Thought that was a good solution
Hangin with the raisin girls
She's gone to the other side
Givin us a yo heave ho
Things are getting kind of gross
And i go at sleepy time
This is not really happening
You bet your life it is

Peel out the watchword just peel out the watchword

She knows what's going on
Seems we got a cheaper feel now
All the sweeteaze are gone
Gone to the other side
With my encyclopedia
They musta paid her a nice price
She's puttin on her string bean love
This is not really happening
You bet your life it is

Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl
And the man with the golden gun
Thinks he knows so much
Thinks he knows so much
Rabbit where'd you put the keys girl

Bells for her

And through the life force and there goes her friend
On her nishiki it's out of time
And through the portal they can make amends

Hey would you say whatever we're blanket friends
Can't stop what's coming
Can't stop what's on its way

And through the walls they made their mudpies
I've got your mind i said
She said i've your voice
I said you don't need my voice girl
You have your own
But you never thought it was enough of
So they went years and years
Like sisters blanket girls
Always there through that and this
There's nothing we cannot ever fix i said

Can't stop what's coming
Can't stop what's on its way
Bells and footfalls and soldiers and dolls
Brothers and lovers she and i were
Now she seems to be sand under his shoes
There's nothing i can do
Can't stop what's coming
Can't stop what's on its way

And now i speak to you are you in there
You have her face and her eyes
But you are not her
And we go at each other like blankets
Who can't find their thread and their bare

Can't stop loving
Can't stop what is on its way
And i see it coming
And it's on its way

Girl

From in the shadow she calls
And in the shadow she
Finds a way finds a way
And in the shadow she crawls
Clutching her faded photograph
My image under her thumb
Yes with a message for my heart
Yes with a message for my heart

She's been everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own

And in the doorway they stay
And laugh as violins fill with water
Screams from the bluebells
Can't make them go away
We'll i'm not seventeen
But i've cuts on my knees
Falling down as the winter
Takes one more cherry tree

She's been everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own

Everyone else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Rushin' rivers
Thread so thin limitation
Everyone else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Dreams with the flying pigs
Turbid blue and the drugstores too safe in
Their coats anda in their do's yeah
Everyone else's girl
Maybe one day maybe one day
One day one day she'll be her own
Smother in our hearts
A pillow to my dots

And in the mist there she rides
And castles are burning in my heart
And as i twist i hold tight
And i ride to work
Every morning wondering why
"sit in the chair and be good now"
And become all that they told you
The white coats enter her room
And i'm callin' my baby
Callin' my baby callin' my baby callin'
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own
Everybody else's girl
Maybe one day she'll be her own

Cooling

Maybe i didn't like hear
But i still can't believe speed racer is dead
So then i thought i'd make some plans
But fire thought she'd really rather be water instead

And peggy got a message for me, from jesus
And i heard every word that you have said
And i know i have been
Driven like the snow

But this is cooling
Faster then i can
This is cooling
Faster then i...

But do i hate what she is
Do i want to be her
And don't we love something fresh
Anything new, virgin

Woman, you got too many brambles
Hiding under these bushes
Woman, you got too many brambles
But i always liked a good storm
Always good for a storm

So then love walked up to like
Said i know that you don't like me much
Let's go for a ride
This ocean is wrapped around that pineapple tree
And is your place in heaven
Worth giving up these kisses
These, yes, these kisses

And peggy got a message for me, from jesus
And i heard every word
That you have said
And i know i have been
Driven like the snow

But this is cooling
Faster than i can
Hey...
Faster than i can
Cooling
This is cooling
This is cooling

Mr zebra

Hello mr zebra
Can i have your sweater
Cause it's cold cold cold
In my hole hole hole
Ratatouille strychnine
Sometimes she's a friend of mine
With a gigantic whirlpool
That will blow your mind

Hello mr zebra
Ran into some confusion with a mrs crocodile
Furry mussels marching on
She think's she's kaiser wilheim
Or a civilised syllabub
To blow your mind
Figure it out
She's a goodtime fella
She got a little fund to fight for moneypenny's rights
Figure it out
She's a goodtime fella
Too bad the burial was premature she said
And smiled

Cloud on my tongue

Someone's knockin on my kitchen door
Leave the wood outside, what
All the girls here are freezing cold
Leave me with your borneo
I don't need much to keep me warm

Don't stop now what you're doing
What you're doing my ugly one
Bring them all here
Hard to hide a hundred girls in your hair
It won't be fair if i hate her
If i ate her
You can go now

You're already in there
I'll be wearing your tattoo
You're already in there

Got a cloud sleeping on my tongue
He goes then it goes
And kiss the violets as they're waking up

Leave me with your borneo
Leave me the way i was before

You're already in there
I'll be wearing your tattoo
I'm already in circles and circles and circles again
The girl's in circles and circles got to stop spinning
Circles and circles and circles again
Thought i was over the bridge now

Sugar

Don't say morning's come
Don't say it's up to me
If i could take 25 minutes
Out of the record books.

Sugar
He brings me sugar

Bobby's collecting bees
And hammers, he used one on me.
Cold war with little boys
Get in with a bubble gum trade...

And...
Sugar, bring me sugar
And all the robins bring,
Bring me many things
But...
Sugar, oh sugar

He brings me sugar
As far as i can tell
I've been gone for miles now

And you know, and i know
I don't know me very well

And i know, and you know
If they found me out.

Sugar
He brings me sugar
And all the robins bring
They bring me many things but...

Sugar
He brings me sugar
And all the robins bring
They bring many things but...

Sugar

Little earthquakes

Yellow bird flying
Gets shot in the wing
Good year for hunters
And christmas parties
And i hate
And i hate
And i hate
And i hate elevator music
The way we fight
The way i'm left here silent

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to
Rip us into pieces

We danced in graveyards
With vampires till dawn
We laughed in the faces of kings
Never afraid to burn
And i hate
And i hate
And i hate
And i hate disintegration
Watching us wither
Black winged roses
That safely changed their color

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to
Rip us into pieces

I can't reach you
Can't reach you
Give me life
Give me pain
Give me myself again

Oh these little earthquakes
Here we go again
These little earthquakes
Doesn't take much to
Rip us into pieces

Space dog

Way to go mr. Microphone
Show us all what you don't know
Centuries secret societies
He's out commander still
Space dog

So sure we were on something
Your feet are finally on the ground he said
So sure we were on something
Your feet are just on the ground girl

Rain and snow
Our engines have been receiving your eager call
There's colonel dirtyfishydishcloth
He'll distract her good
Don't worry so

And to the one you thought was on your side
She can't understand
She truly believes the lies

Lemon pie
He's coming through
Our commander still space dog
Lines secure space dog

Deck the halls
I'm young again
I'm you again
Racing turtles
The grapefruit is winning
Seems i keep getting this story twisted
So where's neil when you need him
Deck the halls
It's you again
It's you again
Somewhere someone must know the ending
Is she still pissing in the river now
Heard she's gone
Moved into a trailer park

So sure we were on something
[so sure those girls now are in the navy]
Your feet finally on the ground he said
[those bombs our friends can't even hurt you now]
So sure we were on something
[and hold those tears cause they're still on your side]
You feet just on the ground girl
[don't hear the dogs barking]
So sure we were on something
[don't say you know we've gone andromeda]
Your feet finally on the ground he said
[stood with those girls before]
So sure we were on something
[the hair in pairs it just got nasty]
Your feet are just on the ground
[and now those girls are gone]

The waitress

So i want to kill this waitress
She's worked her a year longer than i
If i did it fast you know that's an act of kindness

But i believe in peace
I believe in peace, bitch
I believe in peace

I want to kill this waitress
I can't believe this violence in mind
And is her power all in her club sandwich

But i believe in peace
I believe in peace, bitch
I believe in peace

I want to kill this killing wish
They're too many stars and not enough sky
Boys all think she's living kindness
Ask a fellow waitress

Purple people (christmas in space)

Well hey do you do judo when they surround you
A little mental yoga will they disappear
It's grim but never dubious as motives go
No matter what it takes she promises a show

Thunder wishes it could be the snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here for her, for you, for me

I watch me be this other thing, i never know
If i'm marooned or where the purple people go
Then lily white matricide from vicious words
It doesn't leave a scratch so therefore no one's hurt

Thunder wishes it could be the show
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here for her, for you, for me

And on and on the nurses make it clear
Just when you escape you have yourself to fear
A restaurant that never has to close
Breakfast every hour it could save the world

So hey do you do judo in your finery
An angel's face is tricky to wear constantly
Thunder wishes it could be the snow
Wishes it could be as loved as she can be
These gifts are here for her, for you for me
La...hey yeah
For her for her..mmm

Strange little girl

New age

Waiting for the phone to ring
Diamond necklace on my shoulder
Waiting for the phone to ring
Lipstick on my neck and shoulder

It seems to be my fancy
To make it with frank and nancy, well

Over the bridge we go
Lookin' for love
Over the bridge we go
Lookin' for love

I'll come running to you
Oh baby, if you want me
I,i,i...i'll come running to you now
Baby, if you want me
I,i,i,i...
Looking at my hands today
Look to me that they're made of ivory
Had a funny call today
Someone died and someone's married

You know that it's my fancy
To make it with frank and nancy, well

Over the bridge they go
Looking for love
Over the bridge we go
Looking for love
I'll come running to you now
Baby, if you want me
I....i'll come running to you
Baby, if you want me
I....i'll come running to you now
Baby, if you want me
I....i'll come running to you
Baby, if you want me
And something's got a hold on me
It's the beginning of the new age
Ohhhhh, it was...
It's the beginning of the new age
Can't you save time for yourself
Yes, it's the beginning of the new age
Oh, you little sick little fucks
Yes
It's the beginning of the new age....

'97 bonnie and clyde

Baby, your da-da loves you
And i'm always gonna be here for you
No matter what happened
You're all i got in this world
I'd never give you up for nothing
Nobody in this world is ever gonna keep you from me
I love you

Come on, hey hey, we going to the beach
Grab a couple of toys, and let da-da strap you in the car seat
Where's mama? She's taking a little nap in the trunk
Oh that smell; da-da musta runned over a skunk
Now i know what you're thinking; it's kinda late to go swimming
But you know you're mama
She's one of those type of women, that do crazy things
And if she don't get her way, she'll throw a fit
Don't play wit da-da's toy knife honey, let go of it
Now don't look so upset, why you acting bashful
Don't you wanna help da-da build a sand castle
And mama said she wants to show you how far she can float
Don't worry about that little boo-boo on her throat
It's just a little scratch, it don't hurt
Her was eating dinner while you were sweepin'
Spilt ketchup on her shirt
Mama's messy isn't she
We'll let her wash off in the water
And me and you can pway by ourselves, can't we

Just the two of us, just the two of us
Just the two of us
Just the two of us

See honey, there's a place called heaven and a place called hell
There's a placed called prison and a place called jail
And da-da's probably on his way to all of 'em, except one
Cause mama's got a new husband, and a stepson
And you don't want a brother do ya
Maybe when you're old enough to understand a little better
I'll explain it to you
But for now, we'll just say mama was real real bad
She was being mean to dad, and made him real real mad
But i still feel sad that i put her on timeout
Sit back in your chair, honey, quit trying to climb out
I told you it's ok, hey hey, you wanna bah-bah
Take a night-night
Na-na-goo-goo gah-gah
Or make coo-coo-cocka
Da'll change your di-ey
Clean the baby up so i can take a nighty-nighty
Your da'll wake her up as soon as we get to the water
97' bonnie & clyde, me and my daughter
Me and my daughter

Me and my daughter

Just the two of us, just the two of us
Just the two of us
Just the two of us

Wake up sweepy head, we're here
Before we pway
We gonna take mommy for a wittle walk out on the pier
Baby don't cry honey, don't get the wrong idea
Mama's too sweepy to hear you screaming in her ear
That's why you can't get her to wake
But don't worry
Da-da made a nice bed for mommy at the bottom of the lake
Here, you wanna help da-da tie a rope around this rock
We'll tie it to her footsy, then we'll roll her off the dock
Ready now, here we go, on the count of phree
1, 2, phree, weeeeeeee
There goes mama, spwashing in the water
No more fighting wit dad
No more restraining order
No more step da-da
No more brother
Blow her kisses buh-bye
Tell mommy you love her
Now we'll go play in the sand, build a sand castle and junk
But first, just help dad with two more things out of the trunk

Just. The. Two. Of. Us...

Strange little girl

One day you see a strange little girl look at you
One day you see a strange little girl feeling blue
She'd run to the town one day
Leaving home and her country fair
Just beware
When you're there
Strange little girl

She didn't know how to live in a town that was rough
It didn't take long before she knew she'd had enough
Walking home in her wrapped up world
She survived but she's feeling old
'Cause she found
All things cold

Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
You really should
You really should be
Going

I know you really should
I know you really should
I know
I know you really should

One day you see a strange little girl look at you
One day you see a strange little girl feeling blue
Walking home in her wrapped up world
She survived but she's feeling old
'Cause she'd found all things cold

Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
You really should
You really should
You really should
Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
You really should
You really should
You really should
Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
Where are you going?
Strange little girl
You really should
You really should
You really should
Be going...

Enjoy the silence

Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierced right through me
Can't you understand
Oh my little girl

All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms
All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And unforgettable

All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms
All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms

Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierced right through me
Can't you understand
Oh my little girl

All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms
All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms
All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable

All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms
All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms
All i ever wanted
All i ever needed
Is here in my arms

Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm
Can only do harm

I'm not in love

I'm not in love
So don't forget it
It's just a silly phase
I'm going through
And just because
I call you up
Don't get me wrong
Don't think you got it made
I'm not in love, no
It's because...

I said
I'd like to see you
But then again
That doesn't mean you mean that much to me
So if i call you
Don't make a fuss
Don't tell your friends about the two of us
I'm not in love, no
It's because...

I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain
Still lying there
It hides a nasty stain
Still lying there

I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain
Still lying there
It hides a nasty stain
Still lying there

So don't you ask me
To give it back
I know you know it doesn't mean that much to me
I'm not in love, mmnhmmm
It's because...

Ooh you'll wait a long time for me
Ooh you'll wait a long time....
Ooh you'll wait a long time for me
Heeee, you'll wait a long time

I'm not in love
So don't forget it
It's just a silly phase
I'm going through
And just because
I call you up
Don't get me wrong
Don't think you got it made
I'm not in love
I'm not in love

Rattlesnakes

Jodie wears a hat although it hasn't rained for six days
She says a girl needs a gun these days
Hey, on account of those rattlesnakes
On account of those rattlesnakes

She looks like eva marie saint
In on the waterfront
She reads simone de beauvoir
In her american circumstance
Hey..

She's less than sure if her heart has come to stay in san jose
And her neverborn child haunts her now
As she speeds down the freeway
As she tries her luck with the traffic police
Out of boredom more than spite
She never finds no trouble, she tries too hard
She's oblivious despite herself
Hey..

She looks like eva marie saint
In on the waterfront, she says
All she needs is therapy
All you need is love is all you need
Ah-ahh

Jodie never sleeps 'cause there are always needles in the hay, hey
She says a girl needs a gun these days
Hey, on account of the rattlesnakes
Hey, on account of the rattlesnakes

She looks like eva marie saint
In on the waterfront
She reads simone de beauvoir
In her american circumstance
Her heart's like crazy paving
Upside down and back to front, she says
Ooh, it's so hard to love when
Love was your great disappointment

Oooo
On account of those rattlesnakes
She says a girl needs a gun these days, hey
Uh..uh..hhmmmmm
She says a girl needs a gun these days
Hey, on account of the rattlesnakes
Hey, on account of those rattlesnakes

Time

The smart money's on harlow
And the moon is in the street
And the shadow boys are breaking all the laws
You're east of east st. Louis
And the wind is making speeches
And the rain sounds like a round of applause
And napoleon is weeping in a carnival saloon
His invisible fiance is in the mirror
The band is going home
It's raining hammers, it's raining nails
It's true, there's nothing left for him down here

And it's time time time
And it's time time time
And it's time time time
That you love
And it's time time time

Well they all pretend they're orphans
And their memory's like a train
You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away
And the things you can't rememeber
Tell the things you can't forget
That history puts a saint in every dream

Well she said she'd stick around
Until the bandages came off
But these mama boys just don't know when to quit
Matilda asks the sailors, are those dreams
Or are those prayers
So just close your eyes, son
This won't hurt a bit

And it's time time time
And it's time time time
And it's time time time
That you love
And it's time time time

Well, things are pretty lousy for a calendar girl
The boys just dive right off the cars
And splash into the street
And when they're on a roll
She pulls a razor from her boot
And a thousand pigeons fall around her feet
So put a candle in the window
And a kiss upon his lips
As the dish outside the window fills with rain
Just like a stranger with the weeds in your heart
And pay the fiddler off till i come back again

And it's time time time
And it's time time time
And it's time time time
That you love
And it's time time time

It's time time time
And it's time time time
And it's time time time
That you love
And it's time time...time

Heart of gold

I want to live
I want to give
I want to live
I want to give
I've been a miner
For a heart of gold
It's these expressions
I never give

That keep me searching for a heart of gold
That keep me searching for a heart of gold
And i'm getting old

I've been to hollywood

I've been to hollywood
I've been to redwood
I crossed an ocean
For a heart of gold
I've been in my mind
It's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold, i said

I've been to hollywood
I've been to redwood
I crossed an ocean
For a heart of gold

I've been in my mind
It's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold

And i'm getting old
I said, i'm getting old
I said, i am getting old
I said, i am...
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
Keep me keep me keep me keep me
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
Keep me keep me keep me keep me
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold

I don't like mondays

The silicon chip inside her head
Gets switched to overload
And nobody's gonna go to school today
She's going to make them stay at home

And daddy doesn't understand it
He always said she was good as gold
And he can see no reason
'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to be shown

Tell me why
I don't like mondays
Tell me why
I don't like mondays
I don't like
I don't like
I don't like mondays
Tell me why
I don't like mondays
I want to shoot
The whole day down, down, down
Shoot it all down
Heeyeea

And the playing stopped in the playground now
She wants to play with her toys a while
And school's out early and soon we'll be learning
The lesson today is how to die

And then the bullhorn cackles
And the captain tackles
With the problems and the how's and why's
And he can see no reason
'Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to die, die, ohhh

Tell me why
I don't like mondays
Tell me why
I don't like mondays
I don't like
I don't like
I don't like mondays
Tell me why
I don't like mondays
Tell me why
I don't like mondays
I don't like
I don't like
I don't like mondays
Ooohmmm
I don't like mondays...no...

I wanna to shoot
The whole day down
Whole day...
Whole day....
The whole day down

Happiness is a warm gun

[Spoken]
John lennon was shot here at the entrance to the dakota building
Lennon was shot four times with a 38 caliber gun
In what seems to be a totally senseless killing

[Dr. Edison Amos]
The 2nd amendment gives the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
This is a dispute which is going on in america now.
We should work diligently to keep this second amendment in place for any individual with responsibility.
Let me repeat again, responsibility and boundaries of those who are priviledged to be a part
Of all of these 27 amendments of the consititution of the united states of america, plus the declaration of independance.

[George W. Bush] :
I believe that uhhh...
People who are gonna commit crimes shouldn't have guns.

[George Bush, Sr.]
I guess my reaction is the same as every other father's,
Every other grandfather. My heart goes out to the people, to the victims.
Because i don't understand how kids can be out there..[?]..
Making bombs. And uhh..and uhh, families being totally unaware of it.
With this culture going on.
I'm just troubled by it as anybody else.
And i don't know any answers.

Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun, mama
Happiness is a warm gun, mama

Mother superior jump the gun
Mother superior jump the gun
Mother superior jump the gun
Mother superior jump the gun
Mother superior jump the gun
I said, mother superior jump the gun
I said, i'm gonna
Mother superior jump the gun
Mother superior jump the gun
And i said-a
Mother superior jump the gun
I said, i'm gonna [?], you baby

She's not a girl who misses much

Get these 10 bill of rights...each one gives the people a special right

She's not a girl who misses much

This 2nd one is a right to bear arms

She's well acquainted with the touch
She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand

Keep me down
I need a fix 'cause i
I said, i need a fix 'cause i...
I need a....
Need, i need, i need
I need a
I need
I need a
Mama, i need a...
I need
Mama
I need...my boy
I need
'Cause happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun, mama
Happiness is a warm guuuuuuuuuuun, mama

I need a
I need a
I need
She's not a girl who misses much
She's not a girl who misses much

Mother superior jump the gun

I need a fix 'cause i'm going down
I need a fix 'cause i'm going down
I need a fix 'cause i am going down
I need a fix..
I....
Mama, i need a fix 'cause i'm going down

Down to the bits that i left uptown
Down to the bits that i left uptown
Down to the bits that i left uptown
I said, i need a fix cause i'm going down
I need i need i need
Mother superior jump the gun
Mother superior jump the gun

Mama....
Mama....
Happiness is..
Happiness...
Mama.....
Mama...
A-mama....

Raining blood

Trapped in purgatory
A lifeless object, alive
Awaiting reprisal
And death..
I said, she said..
Death will be their acquisition

The sky is turning red
Return to power draws near
Fall onto me
Onto her
Fall onto me
The sky's crimson tears

Abolish the rules
Abolish the rules
Made of stone

Pierced from below
Souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many
Now ornaments dripping above

Awaiting the hour of reprisal, mmmm
Your time slips away

Raining blood
Raining blood

From a lacerated sky
Bleeding its horror
Creating my structure
Now i shall
Reign in blood

Real men

Take your mind back
I don't know when
Sometime when it always seemed to be just us and them
Girls that wore pink
Boys that wore blue
Boys that always grew up better men
Than me and you

What's a man now
What's a man mean
Is he rough or is he rugged
Cultural and clean
Now it's all changed
It's got to change more
We think it's getting better
But nobody's really sure

And so it goes, go round again
But now and then we wonder who the real men are

See the nice boys
Dancing in pairs
Golden earring, golden tan
Blow-wave in the hair
Sure they're all straight, straight as a line
All the guys are macho
See their leather shine

You don't want to sound dumb
Don't want to offend
So don't call me a faggot
Not unless you are a friend
Then if you're tall
Handsome and strong
You can wear the uniform and i could play along

And so it goes, go round again
But now and then we wonder who the real men are

Time to get scared
Time to change plan
Don't know how to treat a lady
Don't know how to be a man
Time to admit
What you call defeat
'Cause there's women running past you now
And you just drag your feet

Man makes a gun
Man goes to war
Man can kill and man can drink
And man can take a whore
Kill all the blacks
Kill all the reds
If there's war between the sexes
Then there'll be no people left

And so it goes, go round again
But now and then we wonder who the real men are
And so it goes, go round again
But now and then we wonder who the real men are
And so it goes, go round again
But now and then we wonder who the real men are

Scarlet's Walk

Amber waves

Well he lit you up
Like amber waves in his
Movie show
He fixed you up real good
Till i don't know you anymore
From ballet class to a lap dance
Straight to video
And the pool side news
Was that he would be
Launching you

Into every young man's
Bedroom you gave it up
On dvd and magazine
You gave it up
A private rite of passage
You gave it up
To every boy's sweet dream
With their paper cuts

You said "he's got a
Healing machine
It glows in the dark
Glows in the dark"
You say "there's not a lot
Of me
Left anymore
Just leave it alone.
But if you're buy, and you have
The time, tell the northern
Lights to keep shining lately
It seems like they're drowning"

He could light you up
And summon every swan
To the lakeside
Off to cabo san lucas
For some optical stimulus
Then you started to guess
There was someone else
Though his flint glass
Seeing all of you
Immersed in his sepia

Into every young man's
Bedroom you gave it up
On dvd and magazine
You gave it up
A private rite of passage
You gave it up
To every boy's sweet dream
With their paper cuts

You said "he's got a
Healing machine
It glows in the dark
Glows in the dark"
You say "there's not a lot
Of me
Left anymore
Just leave it alone.
But if you're buy, and you have
The time, tell the northern
Lights to keep shining lately
It seems like they're drowning"

So i went by
Cause i had the time,
And told the northern lights
To keep shining
They told me to tell you
They're waving

A sorta fairytale

On my way up north
Up on the ventura
I pulled back the hood
And i was talking to you
And i knew then it would be
A life long thing
But i didn't know that we
We could break a silver lining

And i'm so sad
Like a good book
I can't put this
Day back
A sorta fairytale
With you
A sorta fairytale
With you

Things you said that day
Up on the 101
The girl had come undone
I tried to downplay it
With a bet about us
You said that-
You'd take it
As long as i could
I could not erase it

And i'm so sad
Like a good book
I can't put this
Day back
A sorta fairytale
With you
A sorta fairytale
With you

And i ride along side
And i rode along side
You then
And i rode along side
Till you lost me there
In the open road
And i rode along side
Till the honey spread
Itself so thin
For me to break your bread
For me to take your word
I had to steal it

And i'm so sad
Like a good book
I can't put this
Day back
A sorta fairytale
With you
A sorta fairytale
With you
I could pick back up
Whenever i feel

Down new mexico way
Something about
The open road
I knew that he was
Looking for some indian blood and
Find a little in you find a little
In me we may be
On this road but
We're just
Impostors
In this country you know
So we go along and we said
We'd fake it
Feel better with
Oliver stone
Till i
Almost smacked him -
Seemed right that night and
I don't know what
Takes hold
Out there in the
Desert cold
These guys think they must
Try and just get over on us

And i'm so sad
Like a good book
I can't put this
Day back
A sorta fairytale
With you
A sorta fairytale
With you

And i was ridin' by
Ridin' along side
For a while till you lost me
And i was ridin' by
Ridin' along till you lost me
Till you lost
Me in
The rear
View
You lost me
I said

Way up north i took my day
All in all was a pretty nice
Day and i put the hood
Right back where
You could taste heaven
Perfectly
Feel out the summer breeze
Didn't know when we'd be back
And i - i don't -
Didn't think
We'd end up like
Like this

Wednesday

Nothing here to fear
I'm just sitting around
Being foolish when there
Is work to be done
Jjust a hang-up call
And the quiet breathing
Of our persian
We call cajun on a wednesday

So we go from year to year
With secrets we've been
Keeping
Though you say you're
Not a templar man

Seems as if we're
Circling for very
Different reasons
But one day the eagle
Has to land

Out past the fountain
A left by the station
I start the day
In the usual way
Then think
well why not
And stop for a coffee
Then begin to recall
Things that you say

No one's at the door
You suggest a ghost
Perhaps a phantom
I agree with this in part
Something is with us
I can't put my
Finger on
Is thumbalina size 10
On a wednesday

So we go from year to year
With secrets we've been
Keeping
Though you say you're
Not a templar man

Seems as if we're
Circling for very
Different reasons
But one day the eagle
Has to land

Out past the fountain
A left by the station
I start the day
In the usual way
Then think well why not
And stop for a coffee
Then begin to recall
Things that you say
Pluck up the courage
And snap it's gone again
I start humming "when doves
Cry"

Can someone help me
I think that i'm
Lost here
Lost in a place
Called
America

Strange

Strange
Thought i knew you well
Thought i had read the sky
Thought i had read a change
In your eyes
So strange
Woke up to a world
That i am
Not a part
Except when i can
Play it's stranger

After all what were you
Really looking for and i wonder
When will i learn
Blue isn't red
Everybody knows this
And i wonder
When will i learn
When will i learn
Guess i was in
Deeper than i thought i was
If i have enough love
For the both of us

"just stay"
You said
"we'll build a nest"
So i left my
Life
Tried on your
Friends
Tried on your
Opinions
So when the bridges froze
And you
Did not come home
I put our snowflake
Under a microscope

After all what was i
Really looking for and i wonder
When will i learn
Maybe my wish
Knew better than i did
And i wonder
When will i learn
When will i learn
Guess i was in
Deeper than i thought i was
If i have enough love
For the both of us

So strange now i'm finally in the
Party has begun
It's not like i can't feel you still
But strange
What i will leave behind
You call me one more
Time
But now i must
Be leaving

Carbon

Carbon-made found her at the
End of a chain
"time to race" she said
"race the downhill"

Behind crystalline
Irises
Loons can dive
Where the world
Bleeds
White

Just keep
Your eyes
On her
Keep
Don't
Look

Away

Keep
Your eyes on
Her
Horizon

Bear claw
Free fall
A gunner's view
Black
And
Blue
Shred
In
Ribbons
Of
Lithium

Blow by
Blow
Her
Mind
Cut
In
Sheets
Layers
Deep
Now
Unravel
Ing

Just
Keep
Your
Eyes
On
Her
Keep
Don't
Look
Away
Keep
Your
Eyes
On
Her
Horizon

Get me neil on the line
No i can't hold
Have him read

'Snow
Glass
Apples"
Where
Nothing is
What
It
Seems

"little sis
You must
Crack this"
He says to me
"you must
Go in again
Carbon-made
Only
Wants
To
Be
Unmade"
Blade to
Ice it's
Double diamond
Time

And keep
Your eyes
On her
Keep
Don't
Look away
Keep
Your eyes on
Her eyes
On
Her
Horizon
On her
Eyes
On her
Horizon

Crazy

Not sayin'
Not charmed at all
Not sayin'
That you weren't worth
The fall
But i was alone when
I knew it was real
Down the canyon
When i knew i had come

To the line
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said

You could drive
All night
Drive all night

So i let crazy
Take a spin
Then i let crazy
Settle in
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just
Unzip your religion
Down"

Found that i
I craved at all
Saw me melt
Into your
Native shelter
Where you carved my
Name
Paper tigers scare
And came

Alive
Through the dawn
To the light
To the turn
When you said

You could drive
All night
Drive all night

So i let crazy
Take a spin
Then i let crazy
Settle in
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just
Unzip your religion
Down"
So i let crazy
Pull me in
Then i let crazy
Take his spin
Kicked off my shoes
Shut reason out
He said "first let's just unzip
Your religion
Down"
Heard that you were once
Temptation's girl"

And as soon
As you have
Rearranged the mess
In your head
He will show up looking
Sane
Perfectly sane
If i know crazy

Wampum prayer

In our hand
An old old
Old thread

Trail of blood
And amens

Greed is the
Gift for the
Sons of the
Sons

Hear this prayer
Of the
Wampum

This is the tie
That will
Bind us

Don't make me come to vegas

Don't make me come to vegas
Don't make me pull you out
Of his bed
I am vigilant
That it will not be you
On the menu
He's serving up
For his friends

Don't make me come to vegas
Don't make me pull him out
Of your head
Athena will attest
That it could be done
And it has been done
And i think that i am
Up to it

And the jacaranda tree
Is telling me of the
Trouble you're in
Just by the way
She bends
Remember dancing and
Wondering as you were swaying
What kind of woman you'd be
"what will be will be"
Over my dead body

Slip through your hand
Again and again
Slip through your hand
Again and again

My old flame was a
Jester and a joker
And a dealer of men,
They called him
The prince
Prince of black jacks and
Of women and of anything
That slipped into his hands

"and the ranches and the
Mustangs" and the way
You said
"you can have all this,
Except for me - you see
Lady luck is my mistress
And you'll have to play
Second to her wish"

And the jacaranda tree
Is telling me
It's not over yet,
Just by the way she bends
"if you come breezin' through"
You said "i'll know that it's
You by the taste on my lips,
Bet on the desert's kiss"
I could slip
Through your net
"over my dead body"

Slip through your hand
Again and again
Slip through your hand
Again and again

Don't make me come to vegas
Don't make me come to vegas
Don't make me come to vegas
Hmmm

Sweet sangria

I know
You
Know every
Desperado
And
Sharp shooter
In the
West
You say that
I can't
See behind
The mask
Of those
Who call
Themselves
The good guys
In this
Who take
And
Take "so are
You with
Me or not
You say
This time
Decide"

Balmy days
Sweet sangria
She's been gone
Have you seen
Her
Señorita
Shyly turning
Away
Leaving me
Our
Fading
Flame

Yeah you think
About that

What you believe
In
It matters
Now
To you and me

What you believe
In
I'm
Takin' in
I said
I'm
Takin' in
What you
Believe in
It matters
Now
To you and
Me

Before sundown
The mexicans
Leave

San antone
The car
Will then
Drop him at
The border
The breaking
Point
I know
Your people
Have suffered
Time and time
Again
But what about
I ask you
Now
The
Innocents
On
Both
Sides

Balmy days
Sweet sangria
She's been gone
Have you seen
Her
Señorita
Shyly turning
Away
Leaving me
Your
Fading flame
Yeah you think about that

What you
Believe in
It matters
Now
To you
And
Me
So
You give me
A no window
I ask you,
Give me
A bloodless
Road
Tell me
Why does
Someone have to
Lose?

Your cloud

Where the river cross
Crosses
The lake
Where the words
Jump off my
Pen and
Into your pages
Do you think
Just like that
You can divide
This
You as yours
Me as mine
To before we were
Us

If the rain
Has
To separate from
Itself
Does it say
"pick out your
Cloud?"
Pick out your
Cloud

If there is a horizontal line
That runs from the map
Off your body straight through
The land shooting up
Right through my heart
Will this horizontal line
When asked know how to find
Where you end
Where i begin
"pick out your
Cloud"

How light can
Play and form a ring
Of rain that can change
Bows into arrows
(i found a thrill)

Who we were
Isn't lost
Before we were
Us
Indigo in his
Own
Blue always
Knew
This
If the rain
Has
To separate from
Itself
Does it say
Pick out your
Cloud

If there is a horizontal line
That runs from the map
Off your body straight through
The land shooting up
Right through my heart
Will this horizontal line
When asked know how to find
Where you end
Where i begin
"pick out your
Cloud"

If the rain
Has
To separate from
Itself
Does it say
Pick out your
Cloud

Pancake

I'm not sure who's fooling who here
As i'm watching your decay
We both know you could deflate
A 7 hurricane
Seems like you and your tribe
Decided you'd rewrite the law
Segregate the mind
From body from soul

You give me yours
I'll give you mine
Cause i can look your god
Right in the eye
You give me yours
I'll give you mine
You used to look my god
Right in the eye

I believe in defending
In what we once
Stood for
It seems in vogue
To be a closet
Misogynist homophobe

A change of course in
Our direction
A dash of truth
Spread thinly
Like a flag
On a popstar
On a benzodiazapene

You give me yours
I'll give you mine
Cause i can look
Your god
Right in the eye
You give me yours
I'll give you mine
You used to look my god
Right in the eye

Oh zion please
Remove your glove
+ dispel every
Trace
Of his spoken word
That has lodged
In my vortex

I'm not sure who's fooling who here
As i'm watching your decay
We both know you could deflate
A 7 hurricane
You could have spared
Her oh but no
Messiahs need
People dying in their name
You could have spared her
Oh but no
Messiahs need
People dying in their
Name
You say "i ordered you a
Pancake"
You say "i ordered you a
Pancake"

I can't see New-York

From here
No lines are
Drawn
From here
No lands
Are owned
13,000 and holding
Swallowed
In the purring
Of her engines
Tracking the beakon
Here
"is there a signal
There
On the other side"
On the other side?

What do you mean side of
What things?

And you said
And you did
And you said
You could find me
Here and you said you would
Find me even in death
And you said
And you said
You'd find me
But

I can't see new york
As i'm circling down
Through white cloud
Falling out
And
I know his lips
Are warm
But i can't seem
To find my way out
My way out

I can't see new york
As i'm circling down
Through white cloud
Falling out
And
I know his
Lips are warm
But i can't
Seem to find
My way out
My way out
Of
This hunting ground

From here
Crystal meth
In
Metres of millions
In
The end
All we have,
Soul blueprint.
Did we get
Lost in it
Do we
Conduct a
Search
For this

"from the other
Side"
From the other
Side?
What do they mean side of
What things...

And you said
And you did
And you said
You would find me
Here and you said that you would
Find me even in death
And you said
And you said
You'd find me
But

I can't see new york
As i'm circling down
Through white cloud
Falling out
And
I know his lips
Are warm
But i can't seem
To find my way out
My way out

I can't see new york
As i'm circling down
Through white cloud
Falling out
And
I know your lips
Are warm
But i can't seem
To find my way
My way out
Of your hunting ground

You again
It's you again
I can't see
I can't see
New york
From the other side
From the other side

I hum
From the
Other side

Mrs. Jesus

Life lines and suicide
Crimes
He found me in a state
Grabbed my purse and
Hitched a ride
With a mrs. Jesus
"how you been"
I've been cruisin'
A good invention
But in some ways
I don't think it gets
Any easier

Your walking
On the water bit
By far my
Favorite one,
But now
It seems
We're drowning
In a
Drop of water
Love
And even as
I'm climbing up the stairs
I know there's heaven
There
And then empty arms
That comes with the
Morning star

Well, made my bed
Of cut roses
By understanding
That the cause
It just comes first with
My mrs. Jesus

The gospel changes
Meaning
If you follow john or
Paul
And could you ever
Let it be
The mary of it all
And even as i'm
Climbing up the stairs

I know there's heaven
There
And then empty arms
That comes with the
Morning star
Well, life lines and
Suicide crimes
There's something every day
And there's someone always
Paging my mrs. Jesus

Your walking
On the water bit
By far
My
Favorite one,
But now
It seems
We're drowning
In a
Drop of water
Love
And even as
I'm climbing up the stairs
I know there's heaven
There
And then empty arms
That comes with the
Morning star

So if you get the jones
At the crossroads
The personals are great
If you're my way
Let me love you
Mrs. Jesus

Taxi ride

Lily is dancing
On the table
We've all been
Pushed
Too far
I guess on days
Like this
You know who your
Friends are
Just another dead fag
To you that's all
Just another light missing
On a long taxi ride
Taxi ride

And i'm down to
Your last cigarette and
This "we are oone" crap
As you're invading
This thing you call
Love she smiles
Way too much but
I'm glad you're
On my side, sure
I'm glad you're on
My side still

You think you deserve
A trust fund
Just because you
Want one
Sure you talk the talk
When you need to
I fear
The whole world is
Starting to
Believe you
Just another dead fag
To you that's all
Just another light missing
In a long taxi line
Taxi line

And i'm down to
Your last cigarette and
This "we are one" crap
As you're invading
This thing you call
Love she smiles
Way too much but
I'm glad you're
On my side, sure
I'm glad you're on
My side still

Lily is dancing
On the
Table
We've all been pushed
Too far today
Even a glamorous
Bitch can be in
Need
This is where you know
The honey
From the
Killer bees
And
I'm glad you're on
My side
Sure
I'm glad you're on
My side
Sure
I'm glad you're on
My side still

Got a long taxi ride
Got a long taxi ride

Another girl's paradise

You caught me lingering
In another girl's
Paradise
The way she paints
The world
I want that in my
Life

Emeralds, you should know,
Are renting in her meadow
With a stroke
Beauty lives
How could i resist
You are desire

When it all is said
Said and done
Who can love you
And still be standing
There's mary calling
Up a storm
Can i take from you
And not keep taking
Naked as day
Gemma follows him
Does it all come down to
The thing one girl fears
In the night
Is another girl's paradise

Through twists and turns
Jasmine foxed me
In her grove
Arms filled with
Honeybells, st. Michaels
Sanford bloods

"you have come to discover
What you want"
What i want is not to
Want what isn't mine
"but i am desire"

When it all is said
Said and done
Who can love you and
Still be standing
There's mary calling
Up a storm
Can i take from you
And not keep taking
Naked as day
Gemma follows him
Does it all come down to
The thing one girl fears
In the night
Is another
Girl's
Paradise

Does it all
Come down to
The thing one
Girl fears
In the night
Is another girl
Is another girl
Is another girl's paradise

Scarlet's walk

Leaving terra
Leaving terra

If you're a thought
You will want me
To think you
And i did

Invite a guest
Up until you announced
That
You had moved in
"what do you plan to do
With all your freedom?"
The new sheriff said,
Quite proud of his
Badge
"you must admit the land is now
In good hands"

Yes, time will tell that
You just life your lamp

I will follow
Her on her path
Scarlet's walk
Through the voilets
Just tell your
Gods for me
All debts are off this year
They're free to leave
Yes they're free
To leave

Leaving terra
Leaving terra

There was a time
When i thought that
Her destiny
Should've been
Mine
Big brave nation
But instead her medicine
Now forgotten

"what do you plan to do
With all your stories"
The new sheriff said,
Quite proud of his badge
We'll weave them through
Every
Rocket's red glare
And
Huddled masses
You just lift your lamp

I will follow
Her on her path
Scarlet's walk
Through the violets
Just tell your
Gods for me
All debts are off this year
They're free to leave
Yes they're free
To leave

Leaving terra
Leaving terra

If you're a thought
You will want me
To think you
And i did
And i did

Virginia

In the lush
Virginia hills
They kept her as
Long as they could
Cause they knew
When the white
Brother found
White shell beads
Wrapped around
Her skin a life
Giving river
Her body open
As will his hand
And with a
"goodbye"
There she goes

She may betray
All that she loves
And even wait
For their
Savior
To come
And in some things,
Maybe he'll be
Right
But as always
The thing that he
Loves
He will change
From her sunrise
To clockwise to soul trading
Still she'll lay down
Her body
Covering him
All the same

So hundreds of
Years go by
(the red road carved
Up by sharp knife)
She's a girl
Out working her
Trade
And she loses
A little each
Day
To ghetto pimps
And presidents
Who try and
Arouse
Her turquoise
Serpents
She can't recall
What they represent
And when you
Ask, she won't know

She will betray
All that she loves
And even wait
For their
Saviour
To come
And in some things
Maybe he'll be right
But as always
The thing that he
Loves he will
Change from her
Sunwise to clockwise
To soul trading
Still she'll lay
Down her body
Covering him all
The same
Oh virginia
Do you remember
When the land held
Your hand
Oh virginia
She will let you back in
Oh virginia
You can't remember
Your name

Gold dust

Sights and sounds
Pull me back down
Another year

I was here
I was here

Whipping past
The reflecting pool
Me + you
Skipping school

And we make it up
As we go along
We make it up as we
Go along

You said
You raced from langley
Pulling me underneath
A cherry blossom
Canopy
do i have
Of course i have,
Beneath my raincoat,
I have your photographs.
And the sun on your
Face
I'm freezing that frame

And somewhere alfie cries
And says "enjoy his every smile
You can see in the dark
Through the eyes of laura mars"
how did it go so fast
You'll say
As we are looking
Back
And then we'll
Understand
We held gold dust
In our
Hands

Sights and sounds
Pull me back down
Another year

I was here
I was here

Gaslights
Glow in the street
(flickering past)
Twilight held us
In her palm
As we walked along

And we make it up
As we go along
We make it up as we go along

Letting names
Hang in the
Air
What color hair
(auburn crimson)
Autumn knowingly
Stared
And the day that
She came
I'm freezing that
Frame
I'm freezing that frame

And somewhere alfie smiles
And says "enjoy her every cry
You can see in the dark
Through the eyes
Of laura mars"

how did it go so fast
You'll say
As we are looking
Back
And then we'll
Understand
We held gold dust
In our
Hands

In our
Hands

Tales of a librarian

Angels

And with a wink
And a smile
You toss your instructions on
How to catch a train
While it's moving
You always were the one
That kept us all guessing
How you could survive
The fall you had

From medicine men
To my dj friends
They all have said
"he's got to watch his back"

They're trapping angels
By the potomac
But it's not how you think
You'd be surprised
They liberate
Your dreamscape
Till you can't remember
To recall
Where your wings
Have gone
Tell me where they've gone

From jordan to chicago
Another child is born
Trusting that we'll get it
Right this time
I should've worn my glasses
You said just to trust
Then you chose
To sign the dotted line

From modern magdalenes
To my dj friends
They all have said
"he's got to watch his back"

They're trapping angels
By the potomac
But it's not how you think
You'd be surprised
They liberate
Your dreamscape
Till you can't remember
To recall
Where your wings
Have gone

Before i close my eyes at night
I can still see you smilin'
Before the truth was
Buried alive
Did we prize it
Before you change the world
Maybe boy you should change
Your girl

They're trapping angels
By the potomac
They're trapping angels
Lord i know this
They're trapping angels
By the potomac
But we're getting closer
I said we're getting closer
To where they've gone
Tell me where they've gone

Now it won't be long

Mary

Everybody wants something from you,
Everybody want a piece of mary
Lush valley all dressed in green
Just ripe for the picking

God i want to get you out of here
You can ride in a pink mustang
When i think of what we've done to you
Oh, mary, can you hear me?

Growing up isn't always fun
They tore your dress and stole your ribbons
They see you cry, they lick their lips
But butterflies don't belong in nets

Oh mary, can you hear me?
Mary, you're bleeding
Mary, don't be afraid
We're just waking up
And i hear help is on the way

Mary, can you hear me?
Mary, like jimi said
Mary, don't be afraid
'Cause even the wind...
Even the wind cries your name

Everybody wants you, sweetheart
Everybody got a dream of glory
Las vegas got a pin-up girl
They got her armed as they buy and sell her

Rivers of milk are running dry
Can't you hear the dolphins crying
What'll we do when our babies scream
Fill their mouths with some acid rain

Oh mary, can you hear me?
Mary, you're bleeding
Mary, don't be afraid
We're just waking up
And i hear help is on the way

Mary, can you hear me?
Mary, like jimi said
Mary, don't be afraid
'Cause even the wind...
Even the wind cries your name

Na nay nay nay nay, na na na nay nay
Na nay nay nay nay, na na na nay nay, ooh ooh
Na nay nay nay nay, na na na nay

Oh butterflies don't belong in nets

Oh mary, can you hear me?
Mary, you're bleeding
Mary, don't be afraid
We're just waking up
And i hear help is on the way

Mary, can you hear me?
Mary, like jimi said
Mary, don't be afraid
'Cause even the wind...
Even the wind cries your name
'Cause even the wind cries your name
'Cause even the wind cries your name
Cries your name...
Cries your name...
Cries your name...

Sweet dreams

"lie, lie, lies ev'rywhere," said the father to the son
Your peppermint breath gonna choke 'em to death,
Daddy watch your little black sheep run
He got a knives in his back ev'ry time he opens up
You say, "he got be strong if he wanna be a man"
Mister i don't know how you can have

Sweet dreams, sweet dreams

Land, land of liberty
We're run by a constipated man
When you live in the past
You refuse to see when your
Daughter come home nine months pregnant
With five billion points of light
Gonna shine 'em on the face of your friends
They got the earth in a sling
They got world on her knees
They even got your zipper between their teeth

Sweet dreams, sweet dreams

You say, you say, you say that you have 'em
I say that you're a liar
Sweet dreams, sweet dreams

Go on, go on, go on and dream
Your house is on fire
Come along now

Well, well, summer wind been catching up with me
"elephant mind, missy you don't have
You forgettin' to fly,
Darlin', when you sleep"
I got a hazy, lazy susan
Takin turns all over my dreams
I got lizards and snakes runnin' through my body.
Funny how they all have my face

Sweet dreams, sweet dreams

Snow cherries from france

I knew a boy who would
Not share his bike
Oh, but he let me go sailing
I swore that i
Could survive any storm
Oh then he let me go

"can you launch rockets from here?"
Boy, i've done it for years
Right over my head
And when i promised my hand
He promised me back
Snow cherries from france
All that summer
We traveled the world
Never leaving his own back garden
Girls, i didn't know
Just what it could be
Oh, but he let me go sailing

You question me,
"can you ride anything?"
Lord, do you mean like your mood swings
Invaders and traders with
The best intentions
May convince you to go
"they look like pirates from here"
Boy, i've been one for years
Just keeping my head
And when i promised my hand
You promised me back
Snow cherries from france

And then one day he said
"girl it's been nice,
Oh, but i have to go sailing"
With cinnamon lips
That did not match his eyes
Oh then he let me go

The Beekeeper

Parasol

When I come to terms to terms with this
When I come to terms with this
When I come to terms to terms with this
My world will change for me
I haven't moved since the call came
Since the call came I haven't moved
I stare at the wall knowing on the other side
The storm that waits for me

Then the Seated Woman with a Parasol
May be the only one you can't betray
If I'm the Seated Woman with a Parasol
I will be safe in my frame

I have no need for a sea view
For a sea view I have no need
I have my little pleasures
This wall being one of these

When I come to terms to terms with this
When I come to terms with this
When I come to terms with this whip lash
of silk on wool embroidery

Then the Seated Woman with a Parasol
May be the only one you can't betray
If I'm the Seated Woman with a Parasol
I will be safe in my frame
I will be safe
In my frame
In your house
In your frame

Sweet The Sting

With a strut into the room
With his hat cocked sure defiantly
He said "I, I have heard
That you can play the way I like it to be played."
I said, "I can play, anyway that you want.
But first I want, I want to know

Baby is it sweet sweet
Sweet the sting
Is it real this infusion
Can it heal where others before have failed?
If so then somebody
Shake shake shake me sane
'cause I am inching ever closer to the tip of this scorpion's tail"

He said "I laid my weapons
down with my pistol
Fully loaded, a hunted man
To my root, will it end
Or begin in your cinnabar juice?"

Is it sweet sweet
Sweet the sting
Is it real this infusion
Can it heal where others before have failed?
If so then somebody
Shake shake shake me sane
'cause I am inching ever closer to the tip of this scorpion's tail"

Love let me breathe
Breathe you in
Melt the confusion
Until there is
There is your union

The Power Of Orange Knickers

( Featuring Damien Rice )

The power of orange knickers
The power of orange knickers
The power of orange knickers
Under my petty coat
The power of listening to what
You don't want me to know

Can somebody tell me now who is this terrorist
Those girls that smile kindly then rip your life to pieces?
Can somebody tell me nwo am I alone with this
This little pill in my hand and with this secret kiss
Am I alone in this...

A matter of complication
When you become a twist
For their latest drink
As they're transitioning

Can somebody tell me now who is this terrorist
This little pill in my hand that keeps the pain laughin'
Can somebody tell me now a way out of this -
That sacred pipe of red stone could blow me out of this kiss
Am I alone in this...

Shame shame time to leave me now
Shame shame you've had your fun
Shame shame for letting me think that I would be the one

Can somebody tell me now who is this terrorist
This little pill in my hand or this secret kiss
Am I alone in this kiss
Am I alone in this kiss

Jamaica Inn

Can you patch my jeans Peggy Ann
Just a little stitch to mend the hole
He has torn
If you can

Maybe I got too set in my ways
He says she reminds him of me
When we first met
In those early days...

The sexiest thing is trust
I wake up to find
The pirates have come
Typing up along your coast
How was I to know
The pirates have come
Between Rebecca's
Beneath your firmaments
I have worshipped
In the Jamaica Inn
In the Jamaica Inn

With the gales
My little boat was tossed
How was I to know
That you'd sent her
With a lantern
To bring me in

"Are you positive this is a friend?"
The captain grimaced,
"Those are cliffs of rock ahead
If I'm not mistaken."

Barons Of Suburbia

Barons of Suburbia take another piece of my good graces
I'm in my war you're in yours
Do we fight for peace as they take another piece of us
But baby I would let your darkness invade me
You could maybe turn this white light into navy
Before you leave

It was a slight miscalculation that my friends
My friends would be waiting on the other side of the bridge
On the other side of this
This mole hill of a mountain
This potion now a poison
They're on the other side of right
We're on the other side of her midnight

When it's all said and done we will lose a piece
To a carnivorous vegetarian
Barons of Suburbia I have heard you pray
Before you devour her
So baby will you let my darkness invade you
You always liked your wafer sweet in the middle
Before you leave

It was a slight miscalculation that our friends
Our friends would be waiting on the other side of the bridge
On the other side of this
This mole hill of a mountain
This potion now a poison
They're on the other side of right
We're on the other side of her midnight

I am piecing a potion
To combat your poison

She is risen
She is risen
Boys
I said she is risen

Sleeps With Butterflies

Airplanes
Take you away again
Are you flying
Above where we live
Then I look up a glare in my eyes
Are you having regrets about last night
I'm not but I like rivers that rush in
So then I dove in
Is there trouble ahead
For you the acrobat
I won't push you unless you have a net

You say the word
You know I will find you
Or if you need some time
I don't mind
I don't hold on
To the tail of your kite
I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home to
Kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly then boy

Balloons
Look good from on the ground
I fear with pins and needles around
We may fall then stumble
Upon a carousel
It could take us anywhere

I'm not like the girls that you've known
But I believe I'm worth coming home to
Kiss away night
This girl only sleeps with butterflies
With butterflies
With butterflies
So go on and fly boy

General Joy

General joy I know I know
You'll take me there
Where your boys were left behind

General joy it seems you need
A soldier girl
Now "they" have liberty gagged

By boat by tram by motorbus
Could it be the fates are protecting us
From the hawks that have stolen the bird from the sky

And I know
You will always love sorrow
Is that why
You gave her dress to happiness?
'Cause it matches her eyes
When she cries

General joy it seems
You don't love your bride
Generally
You're friends but she is not the love of your life

To dye to perm to change your hair or your wife
The posssibilities are there
And it's time for you to decide

General joy I know I know
You'll take me there
But you'll need strength
From within
General joy it seems you need
A soldier girl
And a willing coalition

By boat by tram by motorbus
Could it be the hawks are protecting us
From the men who have now assumed their name

Mother Revolution

Lucky me
I guessed the kind of man
That you would turn out to be
Now I wish that I'd been wrong and then
I could remember to breathe
And all along the watchtower
The night horses and the black mares
Ready themselves for the outcome
For the strange times upon us

But what you didn't count on
Was another mother of
A mother revolution
But what you didn't count on
Was another mother of
A mother revolution
You could've had me
You could've had me
You could've had me
Right there beside you
You could've had me boy
You could've had me yeah
You could've had me
Right there beside you

A wife on loan in a cafe
In old El Paso
Next I go to
Seven Gates and my sister's Bass Bonanza
And all along her watchtower
The night horses and the black mares
Steady themselves for the outcome
For the strange days upon us

What you didn't count on
Was another mother of
A mother revolution

Ribbons Undone

She's a girl
Rising from a shell
Running to spring
It is her time it is her time
Watch her run with ribbons undone

She's a rose in a lily's cloak
She can hide her charms
It is her right there will be time
To chase the sun with ribbons undone

She runs like a fire does
Just picking up daises
Comes in for a landing
A pure flash of lightening
Past alice blue blossoms
You follow her laughter
And then she'll surprise you
Arms filled with lavender

Yes my little pony is growing up fast
She corrects me and says
"You mean a thoroughbred"
A look in her eyes says the battle's beginning
From school she comes home and cries
I don't want to grow up Mom at last not tonight

You're a girl
Rising from a shell
Running through spring
With summer's hand in reach now
It is your time
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone
It is your time yes my angel
It is your time
So just run with ribbons undone

Run run darlin'
Ribbons undone

Cars And Guitars

If I choke boy
You start me up again
Restring my wires y'know
This gearbox can make the shift polish my rims
Damned if you do
Damned if you don't
I swear it seems of late boy
I've even curved this body to fit your bow

Still the rain can't confuse the thoughts that come
Come in rhythm
'cause it never was the cars and guitars that came between us
Still a thought says what if I
Keep on drivin'
Keep on drivin'

"Yeah that whip has skirt"
You said it proud
Sometimes I'd watch her idle while you'd tune her up
Me with my silencer on
You and your crocodile clip
Me and my alligator pears yeah
All trickedc out for the trip
That slid into a spin

You say that "I miss you"
You stop in at my drive-thru
You knwo who you'll order some some boy

'Cause it never was the cars and guitars that came between us
Still a thought says what if I
Keep on drivin'
Keep on drivin'
Keep on drivin'

If I choke boy
You start me up again
Resting my wires y'know
This gearbox can make the shift polish my rims

Witness

Thought I had a witness to this crime
Thought I had a witness
Thought we were on the same side of becoming
Then the judges called in a witness C'mon...

So then when did you then begin your cravin for white powder
Exotic matter that cells divide arresting time

So in your furnace then
You drank my tenderness
Feldspar and Mica then
You thought that you would own my temple of gold

Gotta rise in the night
Pick myself off the floor
I know now that it's over
Had a life before
You left me burnin' in
Your petrol emotion
Your petrol emotion
Wanting more

Thought I had a witness C'mon...
Thought we had a friendship C'mon...
Thought I heard you whispering murder
Thought this witches brew was more than bullet-proof
But words are like guns when you shoot the moon
'Cause everybody whispers C'mon...

Is there anyone? Is it any wonder...I'm out the door

Is there any way? Is there any way forward?
Thought I had a witness
Thought you were you
Thought I was a witness
You could turn to, not in

Thought I had a witness to this crime
Thought I had a witness C'mon...

Original Sinsuality

There was a garden
In the beginning
Before the fall
Before Genesis

There was a tree there
A tree of knowledge
Sophia would insist
You must eat of this

Original sin?
No, I don't think so
Original sinsuality
Original sin?
No, it should be
Original sinsuality
Original sin?
No, I don't think so
Original sinsuality

Yaldaboath
Saklas
I'm calling you
Samael
You are not alone
I say
You are not alone
In your darkness
You are not alone
Baby
You are not alone

Ireland

Drivin' in my Saab
On my way to Ireland
It's been a long time
It's been a long time
Drivin' with my friends
On my way to Ireland
It's been a long time
It's been a long time

So when I was out
In the desert
And a cowboy
Tried to lasso me
He said your red
And made of clay
A virgin portrait
I let him wake me
But decided not to stay

Next in New York
I fell out with a dragon
Of the white collar kind
But just as ferocious
I remembered Macha
Running faster than the horses
Then an encounter with
A voice that caressed me

Wasn't it you who
Held off a surrender
To one spoiled nun
Who taught you the names
Of the mountains
On the moon
And then a Jesuit
Proceded to arrange your soul
While I prayed
On my knees

The Beekeeper

Flaxen hair blowing in the breeze
It is time for the geese to head south
I have come with my mustard seed
I cannot accept that she will be taken from me

"Do you know who I am" she said
"I'm the one who taps you on the shoulder when it's your time
Don't be afraid I promise that she will awake
Tomorrow somewhere
Tomorrow somewhere"

Wrap yourself around
The tree of life and the dance of the infinity
Of the hive
Take this message to Michael

I will comb myself into chains
In between the tap dance clan
And your ballerina gang
I have come for the beekeeper
I know you want my
You want my queen
Anything but this
Can you use me instead?

In your gown with your breathing mask
Plugged into a heart machien
As if you ever needed one
I must see the beekeeper I must see if she'll keep her alive
Call Engine 49 I have come with my mustard seed

Maybe I'm passing you by
Just passing you by girl
I'm passing you by
On my way
On my way
I'm just passing you by
But don't be confused
One day I'll be coming for you...
I must see the beekeeper
I must see the beekeeper

Martha's Foolish Ginger

Take a walk down memory lane with me
Past a watermelon stand on the way
Thinking I had everything we'd need
On Martha's Foolish Ginger
You were late
How could I forget what you said-
The part about that
"Love taking over your life"
Was not your plan

If those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
Who knows what I would have done
If those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
Who knows what I would have done

Through the cliffs
out of the Bay I went
From the starboard side
I could black my visions and my passions-
They keep me awake

If those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
Who knows what I would have done
If those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
Who knows what I would have done

A familiar voice
"Hi. Surprise.
I've been searching trying to find you"
I couldn't speak
My hands reached for Martha's Foolish Ginger
We talked until the moon came up
About how life without love
isn't worth very much
Then I played this song

If those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
who knows what I would have done
If those harbour lights had just been a half a mile inland
Who knows what I would have done
What I would have done
What I would have done

"Memories that we have yet" you said
"To make like our Burning Bed..."
Love, don't mistake that it wasn't safe
On Martha's Foolish Ginger.

Hoochie Woman

Hoochie Woman
Hoochie Woman
Hoochie Woman
Hoochie Woman

I wasn't thinking
My head was in the book
His hands were on her everywhere
I saw his face I dropped my coffee
He's cheating on me with a Hoochie Woman

Ooo hoo hoo you can
Keep your Hoochie
Ooo hoo hoo
And the bank accounts
'Cause boy I bring home the Bacon
I said boys I bring home the Bacon now

I went to work and the office girls
Were all burning their poetry
It wasn't good
But in the neighborhood
Now they're all just a
Hoochie Woman

He called me up
And said "she has needs"
I said "you'll find 'em
On Barney's fourth floor"
He said "I need a loan"
(I said) "that's not a problem
You better keep this from you
Hoochie Woman"

Goodbye Pisces

I don't
I don't know why
In your boys life you become like a bull
Like a bull in a china shop
Smash it up into smithereens

There you, there you go again
Breaking breaking porcelain
Is that all I am just a doll you got used to
We've done, we've done this before
As Mars sauntered through his door
Don't say it's time to say
Goodbye to Pisces
Goodbye to Pisces

I cried and I washed my teras
That turned into diamond
Ice into ice and if it could freeze
My heart wouldn't float away

So how how will I go
Back on back on the shelf
With a smile with a smile
To the customer and say
On sale by the owner

Here I
Here I go again
Breaking
Breaking porcelain
Is that all I am
Just a doll you got used to
We've done
We've done this before
As Mars sauntered through his door
Don't say it's time to say
Goodbye to Pisces
Goodbye to Pisces
Goodbye my Pisces

Marys of the Sea

Hey I am not in your way
Hey no need to push me again
I know it's your day in the sun
Last time I checked he came to light the lamp for everyone

"Relax love" he said before he left
"Take those hands away from your eyes
From where I stand you're in my sky"

You must go must flee
For they will hunt you down
You and your unborn seed
In all of Gaul is there safety?

Les Saint Marie de la Mer
You will dance the ring
Marys of the Sea
The lost bride weeps
Les Saint Marie de la Mer
We will dance your ring

Hey there's a new Jerusalem
Hey you built on rock that's on sand
For now you have hijacked the son
Last time I checked he came to light the lamp for everyone

I hear a voice and it says
"The red of the red rose is its own
And something no man can divide"
So St. Jermaine hear the prayer of this supplicant
For two scarlet women, Black Madonna
Hey I am not in your way
Hey no need to push me again
I know it's your day in the sun
I know it's your day in the sun
Hey I am not in your way
Hey no need to push me again
I know it's your day in the sun
Last time I checked he came to light the lamp for everyone

Toast

I thought it was Easter time
The way the light rose
Rose that morning
Lately you've been on my mind
You showed me the rope
Ropes to climb
Over mountains
And to pull myself
Out of a landslide
Of a landslide

I thought it was harvest time
You always loved the smell of the wood burning
She with her honey hair
Dalhousie Castle
She would meet you there
In the winter
Butter yellow
The flames you stirred
Yes, you could stir

I raise a glass
Make a toast
A toast in your honor
I hear you laugh
And beg me not to dance
On your right standing by
Is Mr. Bojangles
With a toast he's telling me it's time
To raise a glass
Make a toast
A toast in your honor
I hear you laugh and beg me not to dance
On your right standing is
Mr. Bojangles
With a toast he's telling me it's time
To let you go
Let you go

I thought I'd see you again
You said you might do
Maybe in a carving
In a cathedral
Somewhere in Barcelona

Garlands

( Bonus DVD )

"The Winged Painter is on uptown" I said
Will you meet me to go
Washington Square
I'm racing there
To get you at
Noon
Oh the Nocturne noon
Isabella on the way there stops me
(I say) I can't stay today
I'm off in flight Towards Another Light
Rest
Youth
Washington Square
I meet you there and we go

Now He's on the run
He's on the run
From this walking Greeting Card
And Chloe's Kiss
The Wolf Pit
The Wine Harvest
And Phileda's Lesson
We're not his possession
In Winter
Trampled flowers
In Winter

Lovers
Circus
These Garlands
The Blue Pirouette
The Marriage
The Mimosas
Black Sun Over Paris
These Garlands
The Little Swallow
St. Paul from the window
From the 1/2 open window

Eve incurs God's displeasure
Passion
Odysseus and Penelope
Ulysses and Penelope
The Festival
In Hell

In Winter
The Winged Painter
The Winged Painter
Washington Square
Let's go see a Day in May
From The Winged Painter

*** Thanx a lot to Stan for this one ***

 

American Doll Posse

Yo George

I salute to you commander
And I sneeze
'Cause I have now
An allergy
To your policies it seems

Where have we gone wrong America
Mr. Lincoln we can't seem
To find you anywhere out of the millions
From the deserts
To the mountains
Over prairies
To the shores
Is this just the madness of king George
Yo George
Is this just the madness of king George
Yo George
Well you have the whole nation
On all fours

Big wheel

I've been on the other side
Got my lips smacked now they're dry
Then you call me call me in
You think I am your possession
You're messing with a southern girl
But my recipe is on
With your stale bread yeah it's hot
But baby I don't need your cash

So baby maybe I let your
Big wheel turn my fantasy
Don't you throw that shade on me
I've been drinkin' down your pain
Gonna turn that whiskey into rain and
Wash it away
Wash it away
Wash it away boy
Let's go

I've been on my knees
But you're so hard
Hard to please
Did you take me take me in
So you are a superstar
Get off the cross we need the wood

Somehow you will rise
But without a tool
I know honey you're a pro
But baby I don't need your cash

Mama got it all in hand now
Big wheel turn my fantasy
Don't you throw that shade on me
I've been drinkin' down your pain
Gonna turn that whiskey into rain and
Wash it away
Wash it away
Wash it away boy

Gimme 8, gimme 7, gimme 6
Gimme 5, gimme 4, gimme 3

I. I. I am a m-i-l-f don't you forget
M-i-l-f don't you forget
M-i-l-f don't you forget

Baby I don't need your cash
So baby maybe I let your
Big wheel turn my fantasy
Don't you throw that shade on me
I've been drinkin' down your pain
Gonna turn that whiskey love into rain
Gonna turn your whiskey boy into rain and
Wash it away
Wash you away boy
Wash you down
Big wheel

Bouncing off clouds

Bouncing off of clouds we were
Is there a love lost and found

Make it easy
Make this easy
It's not as heavy as it seems
Wrapped in metal
Wrapped in ivy
Paint it in mint ice cream

We could be bouncing off the top of this cloud
I'll put on my silver
We could be bouncing off the top of this cloud

Failure to respond but
I did. But did you listen

Bouncing off the top of this cloud
I'll put on my silver
About what you said, has it come to this
I'll put on my silver
Bouncing off the top of this cloud

Well you can stare all day at the sky
But that won't bring her back
That won't bring her back
You say you're waiting on fate
But I think fate is now
I think fate is now
Waiting on us

Make it easy
Easy easy
We could make this easy
Easy love easy
We could make this easy
Make this easy
It's not as heavy as it seems
Wrapped in metal
Wrapped in ivy
Blue umbrellas now smiling

We could be bouncing off the top of this cloud
I'll put on my silver
About what you said, has it come to this?
I'll put on my silver

Bouncing off the top of this cloud
I'll put on my silver
About what you said, has it come to this
I'll put on my silver
Bouncing off the top of this cloud

Bouncing off of clouds we were

Teenage hustling

You think you can come around here
All up in his face
All up in my world

You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your door
You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your

You gotta right, you gotta right to know
You gotta right, you gotta right to know
Me and my teenage hustling

I've been workin' it
Since I was fourteen
Me and my teenage hustling
It's gonna save me
Save me, save me, save me, save me, save me
From your dirty dealings
You're a dirty girl
You're such a dirty girl

You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your door
You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your

Maybe the riddle of this accident
Goes back to your gossip
With a ferocious strategy
You play wounded in his cockpit
But I think that you forgot my days
Of teenage hustling

You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your door
You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your

You gotta right, you gotta right to know
You gotta right, you gotta right to know
You gotta right, you gotta right to know

Me and my teenage hustling
I've been workin' it
Since I was fourteen
Me and my teenage hustling
I've been workin' it
Since I was fourteen

But you been skankin' around
With your talentless trash
You only shoot blanks
At your cocksure best
Me and my teenage hustling
Me and my teenage hustling

It's gonna save me
Save me save me save me save me save me
From your dirty dealings
Now I don't mind a dirty girl
I don't mind a dirty girl

You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your door

You better know, you better know, you better know
I'm at your door, I'm at your door, I'm at your door

Digital ghost

It started as a joke
Just one of my larks to see
If somehow I could reach you so

I swam into your shores
Through an open window
Only to find you all alone

Curled up with machines
Now it seems you're slipping
Out of the land of the living

Just take a closer look
Take a closer look
At what it is that's really haunting you

I have to trust you'll know
This digital ghost
But I fear there's only so much time
'Cause the you I knew is fading away

Hands lay them on my keys
Let me play you again
I am not immune to your net

Find me there in it
I won't go even if in
Your heart only beats ones and o's

Switch you on my friend
Pull you from that rip current
But only you can fight against this

Take a closer look
Just take a closer look
At what it is that's really haunting you

I have to trust you'll know
This digital ghost
But I fear there's only so much time
'Cause the you I knew is fading away

Fading
Fading
Away

You can bring your dog

You can bring your dog
I got three
He can play the wolf for the evening
If you were to get lost behind these locks
Ain't that a good thing
Ain't that a good thing
Ain't that a good thing cause

I'm not makin' any promises
I'm not livin' to be the mrs.
I'm not makin' any promises honey

But you still got that something pretty boy
You still got that something as a man
You still got that something

Of this I know
Of this I know

That one fancies herself
As a black lab
I hear that your old flame
Is a pure breed
Me? I guess you could say
I'm a siamese

Ain't that a good thing
Ain't that a good thing
Ain't that a good thing cause

I'm not makin' any promises
You'll be too busy boy
To sue her for damages
I'm not makin' any promises

But you still that something pretty boy
You still got that something as a man
You still got that something
Of this I know
Of this I know

You can bring your dog anytime
You can bring your dog
You can bring your dog
You can bring them all
You can bring your mom
Bring your dog
Baby baby
Please now
Bring bring your love

Mr. Bad man

He's a bad man
Mr. Bad man
And she had enough of him
So the wolves try to dry her eyes
'Cause the bad man made her cry

But everyday I know that
I may just be closer
To the sea of frozen words
Words that even soldiers
Would lay down their swords for
And they come in every color
And flavor too doo doo doo doo
And flavor too doo doo doo doo

There's a gold star
On a gendarme
So she asked him
"hey can you hold my song?
It's the one piece that I got left
So hide it well" she said

He's a bad man
Mr. Bad man
And she had enough of him
So the wolves try to dry her eyes
'Cause the bad man made her cry

But everyday I know that
I may just be closer
To the sea of frozen words
Words that even soldiers
Would lay down their swords for
And they come in every color
And flavor too doo doo doo doo
And flavor too doo doo doo doo

Fat slut

"fat slut" you said
What luck I said
To be stuck in this happy family
Don't you dare I said
Judge me you go and
Stick it in somewhere
I'm sick-a hearin' it
Go stick it in somewhere
I'm sick a hearing it

Girl disappearing

7 am
So it beings again
1-0 (zip) favoring familiar silhouettes
Left whips and chains
Behind I'm boycotting trends
It's my new look this season

Riding on backs of palominos
Primed for an attack
It's as good
As good as it gets
With girl disappearing
What on earth's occurring?
'Cause she's right in front of me

A girl disappearing
To some secret prison
Behind her eyes she whispers
"Big surprise there was
No protection by this urban light
So I'm running to
A constellation
Where they can still see you"

Envy can spread
Herself so thinly
She slipped in
Before I could notice it

In my own war
Blood in the cherry zone
When they
Pit woman against feminist

Riding on backs of palominos
Ditching the blond shell
Working her hell
On that red carpet

With girl disappearing
What on earth's occurring?
'Cause she's right in front of me

A girl disappearing
To some secret prison
But she's right in front of me
A girl disappearing
To some secret prison
Behind her eyes she whispers
"Big surprise there was
No protection by this urban light
So I'm running to
A constellation

Where they can still see you"
Then I'm running too
If that's a consolation

'Cause I can still see you

Secret spell

In one hand dreams a plenty
In her smile a secret spell
There have been disappointments
These she knows all too well

And you losing you
Was not a part of this plan
So
Jumps at three tears at thirteen
Just turn you around for
Eighteen wheels in a high heel
Turn you around
Sold a dream at twenty three
Turn you around
Hold out
You still got your secret spell

At the heart of the matter
Someone wove a secret spell
Mixed with girl not so peaceful
Angel and animal

But me losing you
Was not a part of this plan
So

Jumps at three tears at thirteen
Just turn you around for
Eighteen wheels in a high heel

Turn you around
Sold a dream at twenty three
Turn you around
Hold out
You still got your secret spell

Girl you got to do a 180
Disappointment you know it well
But you losing you
Was not a part of this plan
So

Jumps at three tears at thirteen
Just turn you around for
Eighteen wheels in a high heel
Turn you around
Sold a dream at twenty three
Turn you around
Hold out
Hold out
You still got your secret spell
Girl you got to do a 180
'Cause you still got your secret spell

Devils and gods

Devils and gods now that's an idea
But if we believe that its they who decide
That's the ultimate detractor of crimes
'Cause devils and gods
They are you and i
Devils and gods
They are you and i
Devils and gods
Safe and inside

Body and soul

Sweet communion
Sweet communion

I have waited all my life
You say you are bonafide
To be my judge
Lay your law down on me love

Seven devils bring them on
I have left my weapons
'Cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me body and soul
Come and kneel with me body and soul
Body and soul body and soul body and soul

Sweet communion
Sweet communion
In my temple boy be warned
Violence doesn't have a home now but ecstasy
That's as pure as a woman's gold

Seven devils bring them on
I have left my weapons
'Cause I think you're wrong
These devils of yours they need love

Come and kneel with me body and soul
Come and kneel with me body and soul
Body and soul body and soul body and soul

I'll save you from that sunday sermon
Boy I think you need a conversion
Body and soul

Come and kneel with me body and soul
Come and kneel with me body and soul
Body and soul body and soul body and soul

Father's son

Steady girl on your feet
You and your wonderings
Bread can feed a few
So can some cartoons

So it ends so it begins
I'm my father's son
Plant another seed of hate
In a trusting virgin gun

Steady girl for the show
God versus god ringside
Littered with corpses
Neither god can forgive

So the desert blooms
Strawberry cactus
Can you blame nature
If she's had enough of us

So it ends so it begins
I'm my father's son
Plant another seed of hate
In a trusting virgin gun

Stead boy watch them pray
To you I suspect
If you keep my flesh firm
I'll ready those sacraments

So it ends
So it begins
I'm my father's son
So it ends
So it begins

I'm my father's son
Plant another seed of hate
In another father's son

Programmable soda

Think of me as programmable soda
Too much cherry
Baby then you can just add cola
Think of me as programmable soda

'Cause you can
Can be a cruel fella
So okay, then I just back off
The vanilla

Think of me as programmable soda
'Cause I've come
I've come to accept that
For lovelies you are a fanatic
But I can't
I can't let that throw me
Into a genital panic

Think of me as programmable soda
Too much cherry
Baby then you can just add cola
Think of me as programmable soda
When you think
And boy when you drink
When you think of me

Code red

Some say that I will and some say I won't
Victory is an elusive whore
She is as easily mine
As she is yours

Slip and slide my way through this charade
I know all the players and I must say
Do this long enough
You get a taste for it

I'll do this last one and I'll grow me some wine
Leave them troubled boys all behind
What you stole, I would have given freely
Code red you're staring code red staring at me

Well sometimes he do and sometimes he don't
Sometimes I love myself best alone
Do this long enough
You get a taste for it

A six pack of coke and a bottle of jack
"whatever you do" he said "look after that," yeah well
Being trusted and lusted
It could be worse than that

I'll do this last one and I'll grow me some wine
Leave them troubled boys all behind
What you stole, I would have given freely
Code red staring code red staring

Come on baby I can drink you down
Then I have my job to do and do well
Since you won't give guarantees

I'll be cashing out
I'll do this last one and I'll grow me some wine
Leave them troubled boys all behind
Said I'll do this last one and I'll grow me some wine
Leave them troubled boys all behind

What you stole, I would have given freely
Code red staring code red staring

Roosterspur bridge

Somewhere down past roosterspur bridge
Perhaps just a trick of the light
I thought I heard the sweetest guitar
Was it a rock and roll Jesus

Sometimes I think
I think I understand
The fear in the boy
The fire in the man
Sometimes I watch
The wonder in your eyes
That and you leaving
I have memorized
That and you leaving
I have memorized

Drove all night through sliding rock falls
Thinking I'd find something that we'd lost
Can't remember when you stopped laughing
Or when I stopped wanting to win

Sometimes I think
I think I understand
The fear in the boy
The fire in the man
Sometimes I watch
The wonder in your eyes
That and you leaving

I have memorized
Do you even see me now
Do you think of us still
Do I always read things in
Before a day's deliverance
On roosterspur bridge

Sometimes I think
I think I understand
The fear in the boy
The fire in the man
Sometimes I watch
The wonder in your eyes
That and you leaving
I have memorized
That and you leaving
That and you leaving
I have memorized

Beauty of speed

We climbed through the canopy
Only to find a crack in our gauge
The last thing a look you gave
And then we tumbled out of control
I tried to strike a deal with
The universe me and my
Deals with the universe

Smacked up side of the head
With the harsh of daylight
So simple last evening
The beauty of speed
Afraid we've been changin'
In a way I wasn't lovin'
Feel those colors changing
The beauty of speed

I'm comin' back for more
Out of a black and white world
Past a shooting star
The beauty of speed
See the colors changing

Even still I was built
To tolerate your temper-ature
It fluctuates so I must break
Through the bleak of winter
Through your latest barrier

Your latest barrier
Smacked up side of the head
With the harsh of daylight
So simple last evening
The beauty of speed
Afraid we've been changin'
In a way I wasn't lovin'
Feel those colors changing
The beauty of speed

I'm comin' back for more
Out of my black and white world
Past a shooting star
The beauty of speed
See the colors changing
See the colors changing
See the colors changing

Baby changin' I see
Afraid we've been changin'
In a way I wasn't lovin'
Feel these colors changing
The beauty of speed

Almost rosey

Just a minute of your time
Yes I've been known to delude myself
So let me put those rose
Colored glasses to the test

Now is this real enough for you
'Cause blondes here don't jump out of cakes
If that never impressed you much

Come board this lunatic express

Just why do they say
Have a nice day anyway
We both know they wouldn't mind

If I just curled up and died
Let's not give that one a try
Chin up put on a pair of these roseys
Raise those blinds
Chin up a happy mask was never
Your best disguise
Chin up put on a pair of these roseys
In no time you will feel almost fine

Almost rosey

Now some girls here will huddle with
No not footballers that are rich
But will confide in small white sticks
He bats as the virginian slim

Then I tried once to comply
With an authority that would
Subsidize my wild side
But at this altar was sacrificed

Yes you can laugh a femme fatale
In a bride's dress now married to
The effortlessness of the cracks
That lie now in between the facts

Now about when violet died
The cause still unidentified
She thought her love would be enough
But you can't seduce seduction

Her tentacles of endless want
Reach through my corridors
And tempt me to taste of her power
I sober with the witching hour

And when I hear of one more bomb
Yes we have all been robbed of song
And nightingales who throw their arms up
When is enough enough?

Velvet revolution

Feeling radical in cotton
Purified in my satin
But the bomb of the season
Is a velvet revolution

I look at the sky
And feel the tears of the
Prophets crying

I look at the sky
And feel the rain
The rain of tears

Feeling radical in cotton
Purified in my satin
But the bomb of the season
Is a velvet revolution

All you killers of the children
There's a new commandment
The true divine creator wants a
Velvet revolution

All you killers of the children
There's a new commandment
The true divine creator wants a

Velvet revolution

Dark side of the sun

Is there a way out of this?
If there is I don't see it
Can heaven and hell coexist?
Not when both battle for dominance

Brush back my tears and he said "girl
We have to soldier on
Yes girl even when we don't feel strong"
So how many young men have to lay down
Their life and their love of their woman
For some sick promise of a heaven

Lies go back now to the garden
Even the four horses say all bets are off

We're on the dark side of the sun
We're on the dark side of the sun
We're on the dark side of the sun

Soon there'll be fast food on the moon
Painted in neon with for sale signs up
You say "I'm more afraid of what
Tomorrow could bring to us"

Brushed back my tears and he said "girl
You have to soldier on
Yes girl even when you don't feel strong"

So how many young men have to lay down
Their life and their love of their woman
For some sick promise of a heaven

Bushes burn there on the mountain
Abraham and Ishmael turn back the clock

We're on the dark side of the sun
We're on the dark side of the sun

We're on the dark side of the sun

Posse bonus

This is your posse bonus
This is your extra
This is your posse bonus
Because I like you

This is your posse bonus
This is your extra
This is your posse bonus

'Cause I like you

Because I like you
'Cause I like you
Porcupine
Burrow your way
To freedom

This is your posse bonus
This is your extra
This is your posse bonus
'Cause I like you

Eat your greens
Feed your head
Mind the doubts
They harvest them
Broccoli
Feed your head
Their ideas
Are fried in fat

This is your posse bonus
This is your extra
This is your posse bonus
'Cause I like you

Because I like you
'Cause I like you
Porcupine
Burrow your way
To freedom

You say that "you're not bothered
To lie beneath pigs
Then go on Laura
Here's a flower for your grave"

This is your posse bonus
This is your extra
This is your posse bonus
'Cause I like you
I like you
I like you

Smokey Joe

Smokey Joe you're calling at the station,
"Love, it's one of life's complications"
I did not ask for this
"Oh but love yes you did"
Maybe it terrifies me
This quiet siege
Maybe it terrifies me
It's too easy
It's too easy
To wish you harm
It's too easy
You through black ice
At the bottom of the river

Smokey Joe hey what's a revelation
"That one's past is not a destination
It is a road for fools
Who need empty approvals"
 

My dark twin
The annihilating feminine
Does not need
Civilizing
 
Maybe it terrifies me
This quiet siege
Maybe it terrifies me
 
It's too easy
It's too easy
To wish you harm
It's too easy
You through black ice
At the bottom of the river
 
Smokey Joe hey what's a revelation
"That one's past is not a destination
It is a road for fools
Who need empty approvals"
 
My dark twin
The annihilating feminine
Does not need
Civilizing
 
Smokey Joe can you pass the pipe
You have been blessed now go be wise.
"It is a coward who will say he's not afraid
Of dying when clearly he is potently alive"
 
A songless robin
She became
He stole my sister clitorides.
These silken rubber gloves
Choking his vitriolic tongue
 
Maybe it terrifies me
This quiet siege
Maybe it terrifies me
This quiet siege
It's too easy
It's too easy
To wish you harm
It's too easy
You through black ice
At the bottom of the river

Smokey Joe is calling at the station
Calling at the station
Calling at the station

Dragon

Don't tell me
A woman did this to you
Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies

You touched my hand
I felt a force
You called it dark
But now I'm not so sure

Just stay awhile
Stay awhile
Stay awhile

Why don't you
Stay awhile
Stay awhile

Stay awhile

Cause your wild card boy needs playing
Don't believe the lie
Your dragon needs slaying
Won't you lay here with me
And I will bring
Kisses for the beast

Lay here with me
Here with me

Don't tell me
A woman did this to you
Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies

When I look back over
Documents and pages
Ancient savageries

Christened those inflated.
Now it has come to light
The gods they have slipped up

They forgot about the power
Of a woman's love
Just stay a while
Stay awhile

Stay awhile
Why don't you
Stay awhile
Stay awhile

Stay awhile
Cause your wild card boy needs playing
Don't believe the lie
Your dragon needs slaying

Won't you lay here with me
And I will bring
Kisses for the beast
Lay here with me
Here with me

Don't tell me
A woman did this to you

Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies
Candy lies
Forgive my
Candy lies

Abnormally attracted to sin

Give

So you heard
I crossed over the line
Do I have regrets
Well, not yet
There are some
Some who give blood
I give love
I give

Soon before the sun
Before the sun
Begins to rise
I know that I
I must give
So that I
I can live

There are some
Some whose give
Twists itself to take
They mis-take
Who, what
What made up the line
Some say it was pain
Or was it shame

Soon before the sun
Before the sun
Begins to rise
I know that I
I must give
So that I
I can live

Some
Some who give blood
I give love
I give

Soon before the sun
Before the sun
Begins to rise
I know that I
I must give
So that I
I can live

Welcome to England

Do a dance for me
Baby it is late still you pour me
A tall one
Go on, let the liquid take off what you're on.
You've been down before
Boy, not like this
I'm in quicksand I am sinking fast

Perfect, he laughed
Cause your other half has
Got himself a devil's access

Welcome to England, he said
Welcome to my world
You better bring your own sun, sweet girl
You gotta bring your own sun now
Don't you forget, you bring your own sun
Just enough for everyone

Heels on, go on.
Bang a tango but do not get tangled
Who can stay strong
When they only give us lies to lean on
When your heart explodes is it deathly cold
You must let the colors violate the blackness
There is a magic world parallel
So leave your daily hell

Welcome to England, he said
Welcome to my world
It's not a question if I can
Fight by your side and withstand
Anything but I forgot
That you said, girl if you come

You better bring your own sun, sweet girl
You gotta bring your own sun
Don't you forget you bring your own sun
Just enough for everyone
For everyone

Welcome to England
Welcome to England

Strong black vine

Shut your mouth
I'm spinning it tight down south
I'm on raid
Tie you down
'Cause boy I can save you from that evil faith

Eagles serve
Oh yeah un huh mother first
They turn you predator
But boy I can save you from that evil faith

Arms sold in balmy cities
That may not be with us for long
Save you from that evil faith
Lay back

Strong black vine
Submission
Is my mission for a
Strong black vine
You just might see that
Sweet Jesus

Strong black vine
Submission
Is my mission for a
Strong black vine
Your mission
Con-concentrate

Blown to bits
Her innocent flesh to dust
All for a dark god
All for the love of some evil faith

Swollen stream
Every drip serpents bless
You rape earth knowledge
Still she would save you from your evil faith

Bodies bathe in black gold your pleasure
Arms sold in balmy cities
That may not be with us for long
Save you from that evil faith
Lay back

Strong black vine
Submission
Is my mission for a
Strong black vine
You just might see that
Sweet Jesus

Strong black vine
Submission
Is my mission for a
Strong black vine
Your mission
Con-concen…

Strong black vine
Submission
Is my mission for a
Strong black vine
You just might see that
Sweet Jesus

Strong black vine
Submission
Is my mission for a
Strong black vine
Your mission
Con-concentrate

Flavor

Battle of the minds
Cries below cries above
You must pick a side
Will you choose fear
Will you choose love

What does it look like
This orbital ball
From the fringes of the milky way

What does it feel like
This orbital ball
On the fringes of the milky way

Raining fla-fla-flavor
Icing fla-fla-flavor
Flavor love

Whose god then is god
They all want ju-jurisdiction
In the book of earth
Whose god spread fear
Spread love

What does it look like
This orbital ball
From the fringes of the milky way

What does it feel like
This orbital ball
On the fringes of the milky way

Raining fla-fla-flavor
Icing fla-fla-flavor
Flavor love

Turn up the frequency

What does it look like
This orbital ball
From the fringes of the milky way

What does it feel like
This orbital ball
On the fringes of the milky way

Raining fla-fla-flavor
Icing fla-fla-flavor
Spread that fla-fla-flavor
Flavor, flavour, flavor

Not dying today

There was a gambler and a cleaner and a puppeteer
Only the puppet could explain just what he was
All on a bus we were hoping to pass the time
Plug my piece in boys then we can drink the wine
Drink the wine, drink the wine

Oh music, good friends, I'm not dying today
I may be six feet under full of wonder
I'm not dying today
Dying today, today
Today I'm not dying mister
Today, today

Neil is thrilled he can claim he's mammalian
"But the bad news" he said, "girl, you're a dandelion"
Dandelion
Hey I need to think about that
Yeah I thought about that and I said
"What the hell?" he said :
"Nope, you are earth bound, blow them seeds away
Maybe one will make a sound"
Make a sound

Oh music, good friends, I'm not dying today
I may be six feet under full of wonder
I'm not dying today
Dying today, today
Today I'm not dying mister
Today, today

So they got us go
Going and coming
‘Cause they make us pay
If we go or stay
Is he praying
That I'll pop my clogs
If they can't prove I'm crazy
By noon I'll be pushing up them daises
Tomorrow, with their donut box they'll say
"It's sad she's brown bread."
Hey, I got my weapons

Music, good friends
I'm not dying today
I may be six feet under
Way down yonder
I'm not dying today
Dying today, today
I'm not dying, sister
Take your paws off
My ankle straps and my mister

Dying frying, rather have a lie-in
I am not blowing that Gabriel's trumpet
I got my own band to play today

Maybe California

Hey Mrs. See, please don't jump
"Why not, nothing is making sense anymore to me
I don't know when I stopped making him smile
Now the kids see me cry all the time"

From one mother to the other
They'll never get over this
For their lifetime all their wishes
Will be dashed upon those cliffs

So let's be strong you and me
The night is o-opening
Our angels are falling
And they will warm
They'll warm us
She asked, "right now, right here?"
I 'm feeling soon
Soon my dear
Maybe Cali-California
Maybe Cali-Califor, oh California

As mothers we have our troubles
You'll leave them with emptiness
For their lifetime all their wishes
Will be dashed upon those cliffs
Those cliffs

So let's be strong you and me
The night is o, it is opening
Our angels are falling
And they will warm
They will warm us
She asked, "right now, right here?"
I'm feeling soon so soon my dear,
Maybe Cali-California
Maybe Cali-Califor, oh California

Until then there will be
Starlight shining down
For every tear in every town

Curtain call

Ebony beauty
Pass this shade
The looking glass reflects
Then a voice calls me back
"This is just circumstance
It is not personal"
Oh no it never is
Then you ram your hand in your bag
For a little friendly substance

By the time you're twenty-five
They will say, "you've gone and blown it".
By the time you're thirty-five
I must confide, you will have blown them all
Right on cue just act surprised
When they invite you to take
Your curtain call
You climbed china's wall
Your curtain call

I have done what I've done
And it has the ultimate consequence
Then a voice calls me back
"This is not business, no,
It's more like spiritual"
Is that what it is
Then you ram your hand in your bag
For a little protection

By the time you're twenty-five
They will say, "you've gone and blown it".
By the time you're thirty-five
I must confide, you will have blown them all
Right on cue just act surprised
When they invite you to take
Your curtain call
You climbed china's wall
Your curtain call

Ebony beauty
Pass this shade
The looking glass reflects

Fire to your plain

Shock
Got the shock of my life
Just buckle up girls
I'm stealing the night
From them
Steal the night
What they're down to
Let's see in cold day light
I gotta get this right
I gotta get this right

‘Cause she's up
And I am low
Watching you
Watching her play this game
Yeah she's bold
Bold enough
To set fire to your plain
Her fire to your plain

Pray
You can pray to your Jane
I put out the call
But not to be saved
Called my deviline kin
With her yellow Astin Martin
"We gotta get this right"
I gotta get this right

‘Cause she's up
And I am low
Watching him
Watching her play this game
Yeah she's bold
Bold enough
To set fire to his plain

She said, "Get in and set the sat-nav to hell"
Or would it be a purgatory
I gotta get this right
I gotta get this right

Cause she's up
And I am low
Watching you
Watching her play this game
Yeah she's bold
Bold enough
To set fire to your plain
Her fire to your plain
Her fire
Bold enough
Her fire to your plain

Police me

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me
Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

We've got our own remote viewing
Ever cell has been taught to think
Perhaps the answer to the question
Lies in the question
Perhaps you should read my thoughts
Line them up like soldiers

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

Loaded, full of winter
You are storming
Blackberry girl
Will you strike before he's loaded
Full of winter
You are storming
Blackberry girl will you strike before he's loaded
Full of winter you are storming
Blackberry girl
Will you strike before he's loaded
Full of winter
You are

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

Can they monitor how you think
Police yourself
They've got their own remote viewing
Police yourself
To get off he cries "slutty goth"
Police yourself
But I'm a brightly colored person
Police me

Loaded, full of winter
You are storming
Blackberry girl
Will you strike before he's loaded
Full of winter
You are storming
Blackberry girl will you strike before he's loaded
Full of winter you are storming
Blackberry girl
Will you strike before he's loaded
Full of winter
You are

Perhaps the answer to the question
Lies in the question
Perhaps you should read my thoughts
Line them up like soldiers

Perhaps the answer to the question
Lies in the question
Perhaps you should read my thoughts
Line them up like soldiers

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

Police yourself
Police yourself
Police me

That guy

That guy
Swears he will walk
And carries a chip as big as New York

That guy
At night makes me scream
And smashes the best possibilities

That guy
Just brings his war
Home, she cries
"Why can't daddy leave his war, war outside?"

That guy
When he wants can love
Like no other love
Until the darkness comes

Do we make up to break up
Do we break up then wake up
To cuts instead of kisses
To cuts instead
Instead, instead

That guy
Swears he will walk
And carries a chip as big as New York

That guy
Cannot seem to see
There're no other guys
But the one he used to be

Do we make up to break up
Do we break up then wake up
To cuts instead of kisses
To cuts instead
Instead, instead

Will we make up
Will we break up
Will I wake up with, with
That guy
That guy
That guy

Abnormally attracted to sin

Impeccable peccadillo
You are off your guard
Pussy willow calls there by the church,
"Don't go in if you are abnormally attracted to sin"
Abnormally attracted to sin

She may be dead to you
But her hips sway a natural kind of faith
That could give your lost heart
A warm chapel
You'll sleep in her bell tower
And you will simply wake
Abnormally attracted to sin
Abnormally attracted to sin

Impeccable peccadillo
I know who you are
Tales of longing sway
Lost without a verse
Hymns of swing lay low
There by the church
"Don't go in if you are abnormally attracted to sin"
Abnormally attracted to sin
Abnormally attracted to sin…

500 miles

He walked three hundred miles
Just to bring, to bring me bread
His body like a sculpture
Almost decorated

And I'll wake him as the dawn does
And we'll break it on the bus
Saying, "this was made for us, love"

In lovers communion for five hundred miles
And in five hundred miles will he break
Break me again
In lovers communion for five hundred miles
And in five hundred miles will we brake
Even break

Step it up
Grab your phone
Get your suitcase
There is no time to waste
A big adventure awaits
Sad news, France suffered a late snow
The blooms break through the ice
In San Francisco
A guitar man finally confessed
He left that actress
Over the lakes with hearts touched by frost
We fought in the land of the midnight sun
I lost myself
I lost myself

I walk three hundred miles
Just to bring, to bring him bread
In love some gifts are simple
Others I underrated
So I'll wake him as the dawn does
And we'll face what any lovers must
Blueness pales within a flames lust

In lovers communion for five hundred miles
And in five hundred miles will he break
Break me again
In lovers communion for five hundred miles
And in five hundred miles will he brake
Even break
Will we brake
Even break
Brake
Even brake
Don't slow down
We might not even break

Mary Jane

Then he said, "Mom I want to forna…
I mean formulate and discover the realms of the unknown
With Mary Jane
After all you'll be away for the weekend
Just please consent
I need a friend"

I admit your puberty was somewhat strange
Could this be fixed with Mary Jane
Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Mary Jane who

So I said, son you want to permeate
And discover the realms of the unknown
With Mary Jane
After all the other boys that are your age
They only wake to medicate

Do I know her family
Is she even mannerly when she's out in society
"She even bakes"
She even bakes?
"These odd brownies"
Mary Jane, Mary Jane, Mary Jane who

Then he said, "I believe in her family,
On her maternal side there was a
Dr. Tetrahydrocannabinol pure isomer dronabinol
Mary Jane who
Mary Jane who

Starling

Starling you were right I am the jealous kind
Whoever would have guessed
Starling now I am shut out and confined
Even within my nest

What, what does it take to make it through another day
If a feather lined with his words becomes a blade

Starling when he screams
He screams in black and white
Just like the magpie
Shattered night then I woke
Not to a lonely lark but to a raven's cry

If a feather lined with his words becomes a blade
Then what, what will it take to make it through another day

So when they play, play the song
Sing along
It could be your turn to shine
If you know the lines
Hey what's that you say
"You can find, find him on line
Most of the time these days"
"Is that right," I say.

You were right starling

Fast horse

How can I be drunk
You strike with dry poison
I am possessed
Still engaged in some kind of advanced shackling

Girl you got to find you the man
Who can smoke this out, bad medicine
Girl you got to find you the man
Who can smoke this out, good medicine would say

You got you a fast horse darling
But all you do is complain it ain't a maserati
You had a soul that you left back in Memphis
But your mum ain't New York she is pure Tennessee

On a desert high-way
I am struck by my own rage
Time-bomb in his palm a finger-apple
Augments this advanced shackling

Girl you got to find you the man
Who can smoke this out, bad medicine
Girl you got to find you the man
Who can smoke this out, good medicine would say

You got you a fast horse darling
But all you do is complain it ain't a maserati
You had a soul that you left back in Memphis
But your mum ain't New York she is pure

You got you a fast horse darling
But all you do is complain it ain't a maserati
You had a soul that you left back in Memphis
But your mum ain't New York she is pure
Can't you see your mama ain't New York
She is pure Tennessee
Tennessee

Ophelia

Ophelia your secret is safe
Ophelia you must break the chain
Some girls will get their way
Some fathers will control from the grave
Ophelia you must remember

Veronica's America is not like
Is not like Charlotte's, one to savor
Cosmic flavor
Then Alison whispers, "remember
Change waltzes in with her sister pain
Waiting for you to send her away
Wish her well break the chain
Break the chain"
I feel you

Ophelia
"The eve of St. Agnes",
A poem he can't reach you in
Ophelia you know how to lose
But when will you learn to choose
Those men who choose to stay
Those mothers who won't look the other way
Ophelia you must remember

Veronica's America is not like
Is not like Charlotte's, one to savor
Cosmic flavor
Then Alison whispers," remember
Change waltzes in with her sister pain
Waiting for you to send her away
Wish her well break the chain
Break the chain"
I feel you
Ophelia
I feel you
Remember

Lady in blue

Cigarettes recommended
"Need a light to use?"
Said the lady in blue after the rain
What is left
What is right
You may understand
I left the right man
Said the lady in blue
"I left the right man"

Boys play well into midnight
"Can I join you?"
Said the lady in blue after the rain

"Pillow cold, but she won't stray into other lands," he said
"Take my hand," to the lady in blue
"You wronged the right man"

Cigarettes recommended
"Need a light to use?"
Said the lady in blue
"I wronged the right man"

Boys play well into midnight
"Can I join you?"
Said the lady in blue after the rain

Boys play well into midnight
"Can I join you?"
Said the lady in blue
Said the lady in blue
Said the lady in blue
"I can play too"

For you I will play lady in Blue
For you if you want me to
I will play the lady in Blue
For you if you want me to
I will play, play for you
Play lady in Blue

Midwinter Graces

What Child, Nowell

What Child is this who laid to rest
On Mary's lap is sleeping
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet
While shepherds watch are keeping

This is winter's gift
This is what begins

"Nowell, Nowell, Nowell"
Every voice was singing
"Nowell, Nowell, Nowell
Born this day a new
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell"

What child is this who now awakes
In every heart each morning
From dazzling light through silver sky
Bring peace now from creation

This is winter's gift
This is what begins

"Nowell, Nowell, Nowell"
Every voice was singing
"Nowell, Nowell, Nowell
Born this day a new
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell"

"Nowell, Nowell, Nowell"
Every voice was singing
"Nowell, Nowell, Nowell
Born this day a new
Born this day a new
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell"

Star of Wonder

We three kings are coming again
Bearing gifts from the east
From the east

Some say a star will rise again
In the hearts of humankind
Some say we have been in exile
What we need is solar fire

Star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal Beauty
Westward leading, still proceeding
A star, seeding
A star of wonder

We bring gold and myrrh for him
From the east Frankincense
From the east

Some say a star will rise again
In the hearts of humankind
Some say we have been in exile
What we need is solar fire

Star of wonder, star of night,
Star of royal Beauty
Westward leading, still proceeding
A star

Star of wonder, star of night
Star of royal beauty
Westward leading, still proceeding
A star
Seeding
A star
Seeding
A star of wonder
Of wonder

A Silent Night With You

The radio plays my holiday faves
It takes me back to when our love was new
Young lovers pass me by with their glow
That used to be us not so long ago

You said then
"I just want to spend
A silent night with you, with you
A silent night with you"

Joy to the world your arms kept me warm
Night after night in such a cold world
Hear the bells strike, old pictures instead
Tell me the past is filling my head

You said then
"I just want to spend
A silent night with you, with you
A silent night with you"

The radio plays my holiday faves
It takes me back to when our love was new
Lost in my daze, you slip past and say

"Girl, take my hand, see nothing has changed.
Now or then, I just want to spend
A silent night with you, with you
A silent night with you"

All is calm
All is bright

Candle: Coventry Carol

Candle Candle
Are the children safe now
Unlike they were long ago

Candle Candle
Are the children safe now
Sing their song of long ago

Candle Candle
Are the children safe now
Unlike we were long ago

Candle Candle
Guide us and protect us
From those in Darkness
From those in Darkness

Lully, Lulla
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully lullay
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully Lullay

Oh sisters too how may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we do sing
By, By, Lully Lullay

Herod the king, in his raging
Charged he hath this day
His men of might, in his own sight
All Young Children To Slay

That woe is me poor child for thee
And ever mourn and day
For thy parting, neither say nor sing
By, By, Lully Lullay

Lully, Lulla
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully lullay
Thou little tiny child
By, By, Lully Lullay

Holly, Ivy, and Rose

Lo! how a Rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse's lineage coming
By ancient sibyls sung

A rose doth bear a flower
All in the cold midwinter
And at the midnight hour

And he waits for who to find
The heart she left behind
He prays she'll find her way
To be his bride some day

Ivy, of all the trees in the wood
Holly warms the Rose
Holly and the Ivy
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees in the wood
Holly bears the crown
The Holly and the Ivy
The running of the deer
For his Rose to bloom
Holly waits every year
For his Rose to bloom
Holly waits every year
Wait every year

Lo! how a Rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
The frozen air perfuming
That tiny bloom doth swell
It's rays the night illuming
The darkness quite dispel

Oh flower beyond compare
Bloom in our hearts midwinter
Restore the springtime here

Harps of Gold

I'll show you how it's done
You'll smile through the pain
Sweetly singing over the plain

Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo

They'll show us how it's done
Out in the street
No, they don't have much
But listen to them sing

Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria, Gloria
Playing on their harps of gold

And the mountains in reply
Echo, Echo, Echo
And the mountains in reply
Echo, Echo, Echo

Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Gloria, Gloria
Playing on their harps of
Playing on their harps of gold
Over the plain

Snow Angel

As the bell brought in midwinter
I waited for a sign
A shadow of a wing this has always been

The children know this
That she will come to them
To them, to them

Snow angel
Snow angel
Snow angel
She'll make her way and she'll stay
For a time, for a time

In the dark of this midwinter
The moon slipped from night
A shadow of a wing this has always been

The children know this
That she will come to them
To them to them

Snow angel
Snow angel
Snow angel
She'll make her way and she'll stay
For a time, for a time

The children know this
That she will come to them
To them, to them

Snow angel
Snow angel
Snow angel
She'll make her way and she'll stay
For a time and it's time

Jeanette, Isabella

Bring your torches
Bring your torches
With every candle raised
With every lantern flame
Light after light in every village
Welcoming home every friend

Bring your torches
Bring your torches
Bring your torches Jeanette, Isabella
Bring your torch to the cradle run
Bring your torches Jeanette, Isabella
Bring your torch to the cradle run

Christ is born O come before him
Mary calls us to adore him
Hush hush
Such a lovely mother
Hush hush
Such a lovely son

Bring your torches
Bring your torches
Wish every light will find its way
This is what every mother prays
Night after night the lights they will guide you
Welcoming home every friend

Bring your torches
Bring your torches
Bring your torches Jeanette, Isabella
Bring your torch to the cradle run
Through the doorway softly filing
To his manger bed we creep
Torches' glow the Babe discloses
Fair as snow, with cheeks like roses
Hush, hush, hushaby sweetly smiling
Hush, hush, hushaby fast asleep, asleep

Bring your torches Jeanette, Isabella

Pink and Glitter

Darn Roses
That is what you call
All the girls in the world
Even the thorns
You're surrounded
By an army of two
Who adore you

Our joy isn't about a present or a grown up motor toy
Little boys all get an honourable mention from me
But this year I'm thinking
Shower the world
Shower the world
Shower the world with pink if you please
Shower the world
Shower the world
Shower the world

Black satin, it is what I wore
That, and our hearts left on the floor
How was I in that marshmallow snow
To know my life would change that night

Our joy isn't about a present or a grown up motor toy
Little boys all get an honourable mention from me
But this year I'm thinking
Shower the world
Shower the world
Shower the world with pink if you please
Shower the world
Shower the world
Shower the world

In pink, we will paint the town
Champagne never looked so divine
On his lips the sweetest words
"Love, you've given me quite a ride"

Our joy isn't about a present or a grown up motor toy
And little boys all get an honourable mention from me
But this year I'm thinking
Shower the world
Shower the world
Shower the world with Pink and Glitter
Shower the world
Shower the world
Shower the world with Pink

Emmanuel

O come, O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

Long ago the earth lay sleeping
Waiting for the darkest night
To bring with it the dove of peace
Rising on the wings
Wings of the sun
Rising on the wings of the sun

O come, O come thou Dayspring bright
Pour on our souls thy healing light
Dispel the long nights lingering gloom
And pierce the shadows of the tomb
Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

Winter's Carol

A winter's carol, first song of the robin
A winter's carol, echo through the land
And I can hear it
Ringing out, ringing out from pine to oak
Bringing us, with the December snow
Bringing us a gift of old
Wrapped in ribbons of gold
For the whole world
For the whole world

The Summer Queen has been in darkness
The Summer Queen has been in darkness
The Summer Queen surrenders to this
To him she reveals her secrets
To him she reveals the wine ham secrets
For a time, for a time they join
Fire and frost in marriage

Through a midwinter clearing
A forest greets a snowy evening
Year after year the Holly King
Passes the torch as it was intended
Through a midwinter clearing
A final kiss and a new beginning
His Summer Queen wearing his wreath
Soon with the sun she will be ascending
Through a midwinter clearing
The forest greets a snowy evening
With four wands of yew, the Holly King
Passes the torch as it was intended
Passes the torch as it was intended

A winter's carol, first song of the robin
The sun is reborn from the starry heavens
A winter's carol echoes, sound of wonder
And I can hear it
Ringing out, ringing out from pine to oak
Bringing us, with the December snow
Bringing us a gift of old
Wrapped in ribbons of Gold
For the whole
Wrapped in ribbons of Gold
For the whole
Wrapped in ribbons of Gold
For the whole world
For the whole world
For the whole world

Ringing out
Winter's Carol
Ringing out
Winter's Carol
Ringing out
Winter's

Our New Year

Glasses raised we all say ‘Cheers'
Could this be the one, our new year
Even after all this time
I don't know why, why you went away

Lately I'm sure it's you there waving
In the distance, closer, the closer I get
Disappointment tears, yes it tears
They just have the same color of your hair
You're not there, you're not there

Every corner that I turn
I've convinced myself one day you'll be there
Choruses of ‘Auld Lang Syne'
Could this be the year
Yours and mine

Lately I'm sure it's you there waving
In the distance, closer, the closer I get
Disappointment tears, yes it tears
They just have the same color of your hair
You're not there, you're not there, you're not there
You're not there, you're not there, you're not there
You're not there, you're not there

Glasses raised we all say ‘Cheers'
Could this be the one
This could be the one
Could this be the one
Our New Year

Comfort and Joy

The bagel man said
"T, what will you have,
And where is that husband?"
I paused, "In London"
"When's he coming back?"
"Tomorrow he lands"
"When I was a lad, a Christmas I had
Was in London town surrounded by singing"

Let nothing, no nothing, nothing you dismay
Remember the light is born every day
With tidings of comfort and joy and joy
Tidings of comfort and joy and joy

"With the world at war
A Europe then torn
What family was left said
‘We must brave the new world'
While waiting to board our boat for New York
Some carollers came to wave farewell singing"

Let nothing, no nothing, nothing you dismay
Remember the light is born every day
With tidings of comfort and joy and joy
Tidings of comfort and joy and joy and joy

Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shown the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gathering winter fuel, fuel

Hither, page, and stand by me
If thou know'st it, telling
Yonder peasant, who is he
Where and what his dwelling
Sire, he lives a good league hence
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes' fountain

Bring me flesh, and bring me wine
Bring me pine logs hither
Thou and I will see him dine
When we bear them thither
Page and monarch forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the rude wind's wild lament
And the bitter weather

Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how
I can go no longer
Mark my footsteps, good my page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the winter's rage
Freeze they blood less cold, less cold, coldly

In his master's steps he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the saint had printed
Therefore, Christian men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find bless, blessing
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find bless, blessing
Blessing

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht

(Silent Night, Holy Night)

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round young virgin, Mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
When thou smil'st, love-beams bright
Pierce the darkness all around
Son of God, thy birth doth sound
Our salvation's hour
Our salvation's hour

Silent night, holy night
Sleeps the earth, calm and quiet
Lovely child, now take thy rest
On thy mother's gentle breast
Sleep in heavenly peace, in peace
Sleep in heavenly peace
Just sleep in heavenly peace

Night of Hunters

Shattering Sea

That is not my blood on the bedroom floor
That is not the glass that I threw before

He gets his power from tide and wave
The grains of sand are my domain
His tempest surged and angry flesh
And through my arms formed a sea of glass

Shattering sea
Closing my eyes
Shattering sea
Closing my eyes
Shattering sea
Closing my eyes

Every line
Every curve
Every twist
Every turn
Of every brutal word

Every turn (every line)
Every line (every curve)
Every twist (every turn)
Every curve
Of every brutal word

That is not my blood on the bedroom floor
That is not the glass that I threw before

Snowblind

Some get snowblind with the daylight
But then with the night for once see clearly
Through fox's eyes, I've been watching you
How do you free your mind so that you're not confined
By our concept of what we call Time
Follow me,
Call me
Anabelle

Some get snowblind with the daylight
But then with the Night for once see clearly
I will follow you, Anabelle

Just imagine Him up there upon that hill
Over 3,000 years from now til then
A key fragment of you and him
And one I must now bring back

I'm wondering...

Were you giants or friends
Even the Morrigan
Lovers or Enemies
One or all of these

Battle Of Trees

Our language of love
The Battle of Trees
We fought side by side
No one had more

Sharper consonants than you, love
And my vowels, well, were trusted

First comes the Birch
Rowan followed by the Ash
Then through the Alder she forms
And merges with Willow

The Hawthorne blossoms
As the Oak guards the door
She is the hinge on which the year swings
He courts the lightning flash and her

Summoning the spirits
Through incantations
You said the Thunder God seems to have
And our enemies are the Reed
But we knew the Furies held the Holly sacred

We were insulated
In a circle of words we'd drawn
With wisdom sent from nine Hazels
A Rowan fire and a Willow rod

At ten comes the vine
That generates bramble wine
The constant change of the night sun
A song in the blood of the white bull

Our language of love
The Battle of Trees
We fought side by side
No one had more
Sharper consonants than you, love
And my vowels, well, were trusted

From Ivy leaves is an ale that can unveil
The hidden meanings and serpents
Only revealed through visions
Yes vowels could insert
"A" was for the Silver Fir

The Firs of course
Then came next
With Heather at her most
Passionate

The White Poplar's gift to the souls of the dead
A promise that it was not the end
But for the vine the "U", it's coffer

Vowels and consonants
The power of trees
The power they hold
The power of prose

So when the church
Began to twist the old myths
They built their own Tower of Babel
From Ulster to Munster

The Reed gave way then
To the Elder
The Earth turns her will
So that night follows day

From dawn to dawn
From Winter to Winter
At day the Ash had power over the Alder

Our language of love
The Battle of Trees
We fought side by side
Then he said to me
"I've dodged bullets and even poisoned arrows
Only to be foiled by the blade of a vowel"

Fearlessness

Fearlessness blew in with the wind
Waking up to greet the sun
We sailed on like the ancient ones
Into the night underworld
We knew dangers would come
I had faith in both of us

Listen to your heart
(You can hear me)
Listen to your heart
(You can hear me)

Day turned night when he questioned
Why can't you balance the sky
Soulless storms have sent watchers
With bladeless weapons to fight

Teams of horses of the brine
Followed his cries through the fire
Demons of the wild hissed with the wind
Did you listen

Listen to your heart
(Can you hear me)
Listen to your heart
(Can you hear me)

Fearlessness soon reminded me
You must be stronger then they
Cautioning there those who live
To be cruel for the fun of it

He let in a dark companion
That orbited between us
His siren friends convinced him that love
Was no match against storms to come
Their songs inflamed by doubt
Fearlessness drowned them out

Teams of horses of the brine
Followed his cries through the fire
Demons of the wild hissed with the wind
Did you listen

Listen to your heart
Can you hear me
Listen to your heart
Can you hear me

Did we begin without knowing it
To find fault in every gift
Then that was when the blame began
What were once two forces joined
In fearlessness

Cactus Practice

Tori:
Maybe he and I

Anabelle:
Are like a pair of suns
That are captured

Tori:
Maybe he and I are like a pair of suns
That are captured

Anabelle:
Eternally linked into chasing
Each other's spin

Tori:
Eternally linked into chasing
Each other's spin
Bound by beliefs

Anabelle:
That have become steel cords

Tori:
Why the disharmony
Let's resynch my world
With a harmonic defiance I'll face this

Anabelle:
I'd like to induct you into
The drink of the cactus practice
Cactus

Tori:
Cactus

Anabelle:
Practice

Tori:
Will you induct me into
The drink of the cactus practice
Cactus

Anabelle:
Cactus

Tori:
Practice
Are you saying I'm

Anabelle:
Reactive but I can work with a doll face

Tori:
Every couple has their version of what they call the truth
Every couple has their version of what they call the truth
Call all that lies

Anabelle:
Beneath both stories

Tori:
Back to my fire

Anabelle:
Embrace what you find

Tori:
With a harmonic defiance I'll face this

Anabelle:
It's time to induct you into
The drink of the cactus practice

Tori:
Cactus

Anabelle:
Cactus

Tori:
Practice

Anabelle:
I'd like to induct you into
The drink of the cactus practice

Tori:
Cactus

Anabelle:
Cactus

Tori:
Practice
Will you induct me into
The drink of the cactus practice
Cactus
Cactus

Star Whisperer

Lost Star Whisperer
Where, where, where have you gone
Lost Star Whisperer
Where your Cloud Ride has come
Why, oh why have you locked up your sky
Night in the sky
Whisper me back to life

Night warns of an Eastern threat
North calls reinforcements from the West
Lost all reason guarded by the waves
Sing to life the Seven Lords of Time

Lost Star Whisperer
Send for your Cloud Riders to come
Why, oh why have you locked up your sky
Night sky
Whisper me back to life
Then I heard you scream
From the other side of the mountain
I saw a you I didn't want to see
I heard you scream
From the other side of the mountain

Then I heard you scream
From the other side of the mountain
You saw a me I didn't want to see
I heard you scream
From the other side of the mountain

Lost Star Whisperer
Where, where, where have you gone?
Forged out
Fire and Song
You, you worn
Eight shadows long
Why, oh why
Have you locked up your sky
Night sky
Whisper me back to life

Job's Coffin

Job's coffin looks down
Job's coffin looks down
To see what mankind is gonna do
There is a grid of disempowerment
And forces are being called to dismantle this

As Job's Coffin looks down
Job's Coffin looks down
To see what you're gonna do

There exists a power of old
Who wanted Earth to be controlled
But she and she alone is her own
She is her own

Job's coffin looks down
Job's coffin looks down

And can be proud
Proud of what I have done
Since time why do we women
Give ourselves away
We give ourselves away
Thinking somehow that will make him
Want to stay
Make him stay

Job's coffin looks down
At the day you shut your power down
You must out-create that destructive tendency
Let your fire starter hear the fury
Sister it's time to bring it back on line

As Job's coffin looks down
Job's coffin looks down
To see what you're gonna do
To see what you're gonna do

Nautical Twilight

As the day gave way
To nautical twilight
I turned
My back on
The force of which I was made
I abandoned it
Rupturing the delicate balance
When I left my world for his
Day after day
As my city fades
And is swallowed by his sea
She is boundless
Even breaking on the beach
Every hour commenced
No fusion and fission
Can unify or drive a force to split
He has been possessed
To drink of the spices
From the east by his liquid mistress
Which then pushed me into the lair
Of uranium, she divides time between
Greed and his twin, tyranny
Day after day
Cities all betrayed
And the earth, his songs lay their blade
She is boundless
But by then she has been frayed
As the night gives way
To nautical dawn I can see
I must activate the force of which I'm made

Your Ghost

You've left your ghost
Until tomorrow
And then he must be sent
To a strange address
In the Mediterranean

I've met your ghost
He has proposed
I've met your ghost, yes
He's proposed
He needs some time alone
Then he'll stay with me
Then he'll visit your seven seas

Please leave me your ghost
I will keep him from harm
Although I've learned that
You were wounded

My forest of glass
Caused enough damage
As your tear satin crashing
My embers and my blues
Could have another use
Your ghost has shown me
Our primroses could survive the frost
If a gentle rivulet of flame is sustained tenderly

He'll play a Beatles tune
Me, more a Bach fugue
Is this such a great divide
Between your world and mine
They both can purify
And heal what was cut and bruised

Please leave me your ghost
I will keep him from harm
I understand that you've been wounded

My embers and my blues
Could have another use
Please leave me your ghost

Just leave me
Your ghost
I will keep him warm
I will keep him warm

Edge Of The Moon

Here on the edge of the moon
Running from our future
As I look back
Your heart grabs my hand
Asking me
To remember a vow you made
That would always take
Me to the edge of the moon
Circling pictures of you

The time you sailed on
Under the diamond eye
Or for a dolphin who for a song had
Crossed night
To bring back your bride

Under a warm Tuscan sun
No cliff was too steep for us
Here at the edge of the moon
I surf a curve thrown by you

And did you teach me to fly
Past your marmalade sky

So that after the waning and waxing of love
You could find
Me at the edge
Here at the edge
Me at the edge of
The edge of the moon

Now I'm going back
Past that marmalade sky
'Cause you've got my waxing and waning
As primitive girls
You can stir the embers of the Lucy
Inside of my soul

Now I'm going back
Past that marmalade sky
'Cause you've got my waxing and waning
As primitive girls
You can stir the embers of the Lucy
Inside of my soul

Now I'm going back
Past that marmalade sky
'Cause you've got my waxing and waning
As primitive girls
You can stir the embers of the Lucy inside
The Lucy inside
Stir the Lucy inside of my soul

Here at the edge
Me at the edge of
The edge of the moon

The Chase

Tori:
Out there are hunters

Anabelle:
Let's say predators

Tori:
I have weapons
That could destroy them

Anabelle:
You must out-create
It's the only way
I am the hunter
And the hunted
Joined together

Tori:
You create duality

Anabelle:
And neutrality
I must leave you
With the Fire muse
Show her the riddle
It is serious
If you lose
Out there

Tori:
I'll be the hare

Anabelle:
Then I'm the greyhound
Chasing after you

Tori:
Then I will change my frequency
To a fish that thinks

Anabelle:
Then you will find yourself
In the paws
Of the otter
Near her jaws

Tori:
Then I'll grow my wings
As a flying thing

Anabelle:
Flying thing, you be warned
I'm the falcon

Tori:
Watch me change
Into a grain of corn

Anabelle:
A grain of corn
Hear the alarm
In your head
I'm the hen
Black and red
And you're in my barn
They would have won
Use your head or you'll be dead

Night Of Hunters

Rose so red
This Night of Hunters
Find love instead of their
Blood by your thorn

Rose so red
This Night of Hunters
Find love instead of their
Blood by my thorn

Dark forces are out there gathering
Dark forces are out there gathering
Some hunt for power
Others to invade children's dreams
Some hunt for power
Others to invade children's dreams

They must pay this Night of Hunter
Find love instead of their
Blood by your thorn
Find love instead of their
Blood by my thorn

Holy Father, why not ask forgiveness
From the land
Spirit to spirit
End this suffering
Spirit to spirit
Soul to soul
They stole the dreams
Of the children
By distorting what love means

Watching over
Keeping watch
Watching over
Keeping watch
Watching over
Keeping watch over children's dreams
The ancient Seven Sisters above

Tuning the frequency
Keeping watch
Watching over
Keeping watch over children's dreams
The ancient Seven Sisters above

Changing the frequency
Watching over
Keeping watch
Watching over
Watching over
Keeping watch over children's dreams
The ancient Seven Sisters above

Tuning the frequency
Keeping watch
Watching over
Keeping watch
Holy Father, you ask forgiveness
From the land
Sacred Mother, you are released
From your chains

Spirit to Spirit
The children's dreams
Must now be reclaimed

Spirit to Spirit
Changing the frequency
Spirit to Spirit
Soul to Soul

Carry

Love, hold my hand
Help me see with the dawn
That those that have left
Are not gone
But they carry on
As stars looking down
As nature's sons
And daughters of the heavens
You will not ever be forgotten by me
In the procession of the mighty stars
Your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
Here I will carry, carry, carry you

Forever

You have touched my life
So that now
Cathedrals of sound are singing, are singing
The waves have come to walk with you
To where you will live in the land of you
Land of you
You will not ever be forgotten by me
In the procession of the mighty stars
Your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
Here I will carry, carry, carry you
Here I will carry, carry, carry you

Unrepentant Geraldines

America

The other America
You can find her sundays
Sitting by a stream
On her own
All alone

The other America
Might show up on tuesdays
At your kitchen door
She will ask politely
"Is anybody home
Or did they all lay down
To sleep through the now
And if they all lay down
I'll be waiting for them
At the river bed
Once they wake from their rest"
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
The other America
Takes herself to night school
To understand the law
She may bring you questions
When she finds the flaw
"Why did they all lay down
To sleep through the now
And if they all lay down
I'll be waiting for them
At the river bed
Once they wake from their rest"

We could be opening a doorway
Globally, but that's okay
Once upon a time you had faith
You would not be swayed
By fools untouched by clairvoyance
And you swore that we'd be brave
Well not today
No not today

Because we all lay down
To sleep through the now
And if we all lay down
She'll be waiting for us
Where the rivers cross
Once we wake from our rest
"All the best"
The Other America

Trouble's Lament

Trouble needs a home, girls
Trouble needs a home
She fell out with Satan
Now she's on the run

But I have found her quite straight forward
In her contracts and her deals
She warns me when Danger
Is loose behind his wheels
And he is loose behind his wheels
Don't cry baby

Trouble got evicted from the devil's lair
I wager she got betrayed by her friend Despair
Now the flames from Satan's tongue are charged
And licking at her heels
She whispers "hey ginger, Danger's loose behind his wheels
And Satan knows how danger makes you feel"
What will be, will be, baby

You don't, you don't need to cry
There are no tears in my eyes
If Danger wants to find me
I'll let him in, he can find me
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Trouble needs a home, girls
A covert abode
From Tucson to Ohio
Back through Tobacco Row
And she is armed and will fight for the souls
Of girls around the world
Standing up to Satan dancing on Saint Michael's sword
I'm on her side in this brutal war
Don't cry baby

You don't, you don't need to cry
There are no tears in my eyes
If Danger wants to find me
I'll let him in, he can find me

Trouble needs a home, girls
Trouble needs a home
Trouble needs a home, girls
Will you give her one
Trouble needs a home
Trouble needs a home

Wild Way

I hate you
I hate you, I do
I hate that
You're the one who can make me feel gorgeous
With just just a flick of your finger
It is that easy

Yes there was a time
You didn't always get your way
Back there where my heart
Was not so easy to invade
When my battlements were strong
Before the pilgrims came
Don't forget you were the one
Who loved my wild way

I hate you
I hate you, I do
I hate that
I turn into a kind some kind of monster
With just just a flick of your finger
It is that easy
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Of course there was a time
You didn't always get your way
Back there where my heart
Was not so easy to invade
When my battlements were strong
Before the pilgrims came
Don't forget you were the one
Who loved my wild way

I hate you
I hate you, I do
I hate that
You're the one who can make me feel gorgeous
With just just a flick of your finger
It is that easy

To hate you
To hate you

Wedding Day

The deafening sound of silence
Silence the siren between us
Now I drink back the past
Back to our wedding day
We'd hang onto every
Word that the other would say

Blanket on bluebell knoll
Under a starry night holding us close
As jupiter winked at the earth
On that our wedding day

I run back to your arms again
Back there safe in your arms again

Your thoughts safely were shared
My secrets to you I gave
I swore angels were born
You said heaven can be made
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Above us on bluebell knoll
The laughing seven maids chased by the bull
As Virgo she danced through the dawn
On that our wedding day

I run back to your arms again
Back there safe in your arms again

The deafening sound of silence
Silence the siren between us

I run back to your arms again
Back there safe in your arms again
I run back to your arms again

Now I take off the mask
That hides all this from your gaze
As you sleep I pretend
You dream of our wedding day

Weatherman

He is not a weatherman
But his bride lies with the land
And she will whisper to him
I'll be dressing up in snow

Cloaked in echo it's almost
As if only Nature knows
How to bring his wife to life
And breathe her into form

"One more look
From her eyes
One more look
Can you paint her back to life"

He knows every moor and mound
Every curve of every hill
A shoulder of the mountain
Where they watched a thousand dawns

"One more look
From her eyes
One more look
Can you paint her back to life"

Rising she stirs
First it blurs
A breeze that lifts
Lilac blossoms from the earth
Blending it's shape
To a skirt
With limbs that bend
He's drawn toward her pirouette turn
Autumn's peach black
Winter's velvet coat
Pink Tourmaline
Palette of Spring
In Summer she's wrapped in Viennese Green

He is not a weatherman
But his bride lies with the land
And she will whisper to him
I'll be dressing up in snow

Cloaked in echo it's almost
As if only Nature knows
How to paint his wife to life
With every season's tone

One more look
From her eyes
One more look
From her eyes

One more look
From her eyes
One more look
From her eyes
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
One more look
From her eyes
One more look
Can you paint her back to life

16 Shades of Blue

Are you telling me it's over
Disintegrating lost and there's nothing I can do
Before you drop another verbal bomb
Can I arm myself with Cezanne's 16 shades of blue

As my heart is slowly ripping into pieces
Disconnecting from the circuits of my mind
"You'll get over it" you say "in time", in time
If the clocks are black absorbing everything
But a remembering how we made it that clocks are black

You say "get over it if fifty is the new black
Hooray this could be your lucky day
But my cables they are surging almost over loading as you disengage

Could your heart be slowly ripping into pieces
Disconnecting from the circuits of your mind
"We'll get over it" you say "in time", in time?
If the clocks are black absorbing everything
But a remembering how we made it that clocks are black
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
"That's it you're done
You've screwed up your life"
Before you've begun
There are those who say
I am now too old to play

See over there at 33
She fears she'll lose her job
Because they hear the ticking of her clock
At only 15 I said 15
They say her future's bleak
She should have started this at 3

As her heart is slowly ripping into pieces
Disconnecting from the circuits of her mind
"She'll get over it" you say "in time", in time
Stop Father Time
If the clocks are black absorbing everything
But a remembering how we made it that how our clocks are black

Before you drop another verbal bomb
Can I arm myself with Cezanne's 16 shades of blue

Maids of Elfen-mere

The Maids of Elfen-mere
Watch over the boy with chestnut hair
And as he dreams about his love for them
They make a vow to protect him
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Spinning their song
Sung by a happy corpse
Foreseeing a pretty girl drawing her arrow
But what they want to know
Will she bring him
True love or sorrow

The Maids of Elfen-mere
Don't know that the boy with chestnut hair
Winds back the clock at the 11th bell
Hoping to follow them through the veil

Spinning their song
Sung by a happy corpse
Foreseeing a pretty girl drawing
Her arrow
But what they want to know
Will the Queen of Eastland or the Wastelands be waking
The Maids, the maids
The maids of Elfen-mere

Promise

Promise not to say
That you told me so
Promise not to say
That I'm getting too old
Promise not to take
Never take your phone
I mean take their word
You mean over yours
What I need to know will you
Be there, be there, be there
Be there, be there, be there
Where the sun shines
I will be there
You are the light
That follows you everywhere
Look for my love
Where the sun shines
I will be there
Will you
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Promise not to judge
To judge who you love
I don't know if I
Yes make that Promise
Whatever it is
Can you hear the truth if they accuse me
You think I'll doubt you
What I need to know will you
Be there, be there, be there
Be there, be there, be there
Where the sun shines
I will be there
You are the light
That follows you everywhere
Look for my love
Where the sun shines
I will be there
Will you
Be there, be there, be there
Be there, be there, be there
When I'm all alone
You're not alone
When I'm broken down
We all break down
When every door is closed
There is one more
Will you look for me
I will rescue you

Where the sun shines
I will be there
You are the light
That follows you everywhere
Look for my love
Where the sun shines
Where the sun shines
I will be there
I will be there
I will be there
Be there, be there, be there

Giant's Rolling Pin

Beth and Marlene's pies
With help from Caroline
After just one slice
She can uncover any lie
That's why the NSA
And now the FBI
Want to be the ones who control
Beth and Marlene's pies
With help from Caroline
So basically that's why
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it does exist
If you don't stop looking for it
I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it will bake for the world
Oh it will yes it really will
In case we have rolled out our little world too flat
Then the giant's rolling pin
Will roll the truth out
So that the whole world can dig in
To Beth and Marlene's pies

Everybody spies
So why the big surprise
That is why the working woman
Well deserves a slice,
Mississippi mud or keylime
But now the nice taxman
In every state has tried
To say that it's in his jurisdiction to decide
Who gets a bit of pie
So honestly that's why

I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it does exist
If we don't stop looking for it
I'm off to find the giant's rolling pin
Legend says it will bake for the world
Oh it will yes it really will
If in fact we had rolled our little world too flat
Then the giant's rolling pin
Would roll the truth out
So that the whole world can dig in
The whole world can dig in

To Beth and Marlene's pies
With help from Caroline
For a window of time you can see through any lie
With help from Caroline
And the giant's rolling pin

Selkie

Selkie unzips her skin
Finally determined
Through a window in the dark
There he sits all alone

I've been waiting on the love of my life to find
He's been waiting on his Selkie to come back he said
"I know these shores are not like yours
But will you make your home in my arms"

Selkie battled tide and wave
Just to gaze upon his face
Hiding behind rocks to learn
If he found a new love
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Loralie sings the song for Lovers
Who were torn apart then left broken hearted
Loralie hears the cry of Lovers
Who the Sea of Fate has separated

Selkie puts her hand in his
He knows the gift she gives
There inside his cabinet
Folded safe her seal skin

I've been waiting on the love of my life to find
He's been waiting on his Selkie to come back he said
"I know these shores are not like yours
But will you make your home in my arms"

Unrepentant Geraldines

Matthew, Mark, John, and Luke
(this is the day of reckoning)
Mamma looks to you for truth
(with the heart of St. Catherine)
No need to apologize
(for the gypsy Madonna)
Truth is not always kind
(Jesus Hosanna)

Peter and Paul they did condemn
(this is the day of reckoning)
Women like the Magdalene
(she you said the savior loved best)
Now you ask me if I agree
(our patron St. Cecilia)
With the unrepentant geraldines
(Jesus Hosanna)

Chapel of birds
We sing our song revise the word
Will you pray, pray for me
Unrepentant geraldines

I'm gonna free myself from your opinion
I'm gonna heal myself from your religion
I'm gonna free myself from your aggression
I'm gonna heal myself from your religion

Our Father of Corporate Greed
(this is the day of reckoning)
You absolve corporate thieves
(they will give the Judas kiss)
As our governments relent
(guess who gets them elected)
And turn a blind eye to your sin
(Jesus hosanna)

Chapel of birds
We sing our song revise the word
Will you pray, pray for me
Unrepentant geraldines

I'm gonna free myself from your opinion
I'm gonna heal myself from your religion
I'm gonna free myself from your aggression
I'm gonna heal myself from your religion
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Chapel of birds
We sing our song revise the word
Will you pray, pray for me
Unrepentant geraldines

I'm gonna free myself from your opinion
I'm gonna heal myself from your religion
I'm gonna free myself from your aggression
I'm gonna heal myself from your religion

If you find the Vicar's wife
Running through the rain
On her way from St. James
To Mary's in the field
You'll find she plays guitar
Sometimes with her band
But she plays the bass like a Messiah

If you find the Vicar's wife
Staring out to sea
Praying for one more soul
We lose one every week
There she will light a flame
Asking why they've gone
What are we not giving
Giving to the young

You'll find she plays guitar
Sometimes with her band
But she plays the bass like a Messiah

If you find the Vicar's wife
Running through the rain
On her way from St. James
To Mary's in the field
On her way from St. James
To Mary's in, Mary's in
In the field

Oysters

So can these shoes take me to
Who I was before
I was stabbing my sticks into
A vulnerable earth

And I can almost out run you
And those stalking memories
Did I somehow become you
Without realizing

Found a little patch of heaven now
So then I'm gonna turn oysters in the sand
'Cause I'm working my way back
I'm working my way back to me again
Not every girl is a pearl
With these ruby slippers
With these ruby slippers
So then I'm gonna turn oysters in the sand
In the sand, in the sand
Turn, turn, turn

And there are forces of conflict
Taking portions of my mind
In whose realm laced with trickery
The fragments I must find
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
And I can almost out run you
And those stalking memories
Did I somehow become you
Without realizing

Found a little patch of heaven now
So then I'm gonna turn oysters in the sand
'Cause I'm working my way back
I'm working my way back to me again
Not every girl is a pearl
With these ruby slippers
With these ruby slippers
So then I'm gonna turn oysters in the sand
In the sand
Turn, turn, turn

Not every girl is popular
Popular, popular
Not every girl is a pearl
With these ruby slippers
With these ruby slippers
So then I'm gonna turn oysters in the sand
In the sand, in the sand
Turn, turn, turn

Rose Dover

If you see Rose Dover
That's her secret name
She would meet three others
To keep the forest safe

She says
"my reality got soon called make Believe
Imagination's funeral killed by the teenage me"

You don't have to throw it away
Throw being a kid away
Just because you're growing up
Faster everyday
You don't have to throw it all away
You don't have to throw it all away
There's a way

I've been thinking lately it's not a permanent si-situation
Just a phase that she's in
I've been thinking lately
I've been thinking lately
It's not permanent
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
A scattering of birds
Above her head
A scattering of birds
That whisper to her

"You don't have to throw it away
Throw being a kid away
Just because you're growing up
Faster everyday
You, you don't have to throw it all away
There's a way"

Happy was Rose Dover
Speaking badger, fawn, rabbit
(behind the lumberjacks)
Pondering the dilemma
At the Redwood conference

She cries
"my reality is now called make Believe
Imagination's funeral killed by the teenage me"

You don't have to throw it away
Throw being a kid away
Just because you're growing up
Faster everyday
You, you don't have to throw it all away
You don't have to throw it all away
And as you rise
A rose you will forever stay

Invisible Boy

You are
Are not just
An invisible boy
But if you want to be one
An invisible boy

You could go under cover
Make your great escape
Go where only eagles dare go
Without needing wings
Jump on a triumph like Steve McQueen
It's time you lived your dream
"But how can this be" you say
"Won't it all fade away
If I'm only made out of clay
Only made out of clay"
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
You are
Are not just
An invisible boy
But if you want to reach her
As an invisible boy

You could sit down beside her
Hold her as she cries
Call upon your friends the cloud riders
To unlock the sky
Then wave to the snowdrops skating by
Catch the laughter from her eyes
"But how can this be" you say
"Won't it all fade away
If I'm only made out of clay
Only made out of clay"

You are
Are not just
An invisible boy
But if you want to be one
An invisible boy

You could cross over to the Great Pub in the Sky
There you'll find him listening to a lost soul
Pouring them a pint
Then you'll know you have missed his advice
And he'll look you in the eye
"If you want to be" he'll say
"To be only partially
A boy that's made out of clay
We're all made out of clay
But not you
You are my best invisible boy
And if you want to be this
An invisible boy
Then only those who can see you
Will be better off because they can
See and believe in
My best invisible boy
My best invisible boy

Dixie

(Amazon Bonus Track)

Grab your coat
And those things
Without any fingers
The peach ones
That keeps you warm
In the southern winter
Off I go, window shopping with my mum
We'll go whistling Dixie down the lane
So who cares our purse is almost empty
I'm the richest girl in Dixie land
Look away
Look again
She is still
Holding my hand
Holding my hand
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Grab your coat
The cloudy blue one
With the stripy buttons
That keeps you warm
In the southern winter
Off I go, window shopping with my mum
We'll go whistling Dixie down the lane
So who cares our purse is almost empty
I'm the richest girl in Dixie land
Look away
Look again
She is still
Holding my hand
Holding my hand

Look away
Look again
She is still
Holding my hand
Holding my hand

Forest Of Glass

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Steal me away
Steal me away
From where I stand
Although I'm kneeling down
On the ground

Steal me away
Steal me away
From where I stand
Although I'm kneeling down
On the ground

The owl hoots and the moon beats through
A doubt awakes a voice dares to ask

Will you follow
If you love him you will follow
Will you follow
If you love him you will follow
If you love him you will follow him even to

His forest, forest of glass
Forest, forest of glass
His

Robbing the muse
Is, is that what I've done
They turn and laugh
That you cannot do
We are the robin's muse
And we will sing for you

Lift up your head
Lift up your heart
Lift up your head
Lift up your heart

The owl hoots and the moon beats through
A doubt awakes a voice dares to ask

Will you follow
If you love him you will follow
Will you follow
If you love him you will follow
If you love him you will follow him even to
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
His forest, forest of glass
Forest, forest of glass
His

Steal me away
Steal me away
From where I stand
Although I'm kneeling down
On the ground

Lift up your head
Lift up your heart
Lift up your head
Lift up your heart

Lift up your head
Lift up your heart
In his forest, forest of glass
Forest, forest of glass

White Telephone To God

(iTunes Bonus Track)

Do we have to get older
We do
Do we have to get older
We do
So besides getting grey hair
Guess what turned up in the mail

My very own white telephone
My very own white telephone to God
When the white telephone rings
It's him
It's not happened to me yet
But it's happened to my friend
Oh no, copy paste again, I'm always on the run forever
Hearing from the other end
We all have to get older
It's true
And then Saint Peter said
"Better older than dead"
So you're being one to change your diet

Fresh bread, garlic butter
Toasted, dipped in the starter
Some days don't you just need
Sticky toffee pudding plus
Extra caramel sauce for luck

Roasted taters and gravy
Pizza thin pepperoni
I'll make a deal with you
Hold the booze and not tiramisu
You think you get tiramisu

Cheesecake, red velvet cupcakes
Some favour, their dream burger
Fish and chips with tartar sauce
Fear will come a weight gain, love

When the white telephone rings
It's him
It's not happened to me yet
But if I don't change my diet

Hearing from the other end
We all have to get older
We do
But then Saint Peter said
"Better older than dead"

"That's your warning
From your white telephone"
My very own white telephone to God

Native Invader

Reindeer King

Crystal core
Your mind has been divided from your soul
Now you say you are that stranger on your shore
Grief it brings need the naked freeze caught in the frost
Numb unbearable thoughts your inner need fire not lost
No way
Not lost

I've just come from the Reindeer King
He says, "your purity of soul, crystalline"
Gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you
You gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you
You
You
You
You
You

Crystal core
You are at the still point of the turning world
The divide fearing death desiring life
Ice you were the one most tender with the rivers
You the roof of the waves layer after layer
After layer

I've just come from the Reindeer King
He says, "your purity of soul, crystalline"
Gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you
You gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you

You know that I would skate
Skate all the way just to hold your hand
To take away your pain
You know that I would skate
From Scandinavia
All the way to the moons of Jupiter

With you
You
You
You
You
Gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you
You gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you
You gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you
You gotta get you back to you
Get you back to you

I've just come from the Reindeer King

Wings

You've been suffering
Hiding your pain
Unshed tears on the edge
"Just water under the bridge" you say

Is it too late
To make myself
A safe place
I could not see
The dangers
The sacrifices
You were making

Hurt you
Hurt me
Hurt you
Never meant to hurt you
Hurt me
I need
To make myself
A safe place
For you
To cry baby
Cause sometimes
Big boys they need to cry

So we built you some wings
To help you to flee
From your demanding
Dark Angel
And me

Is it too late
To make myself
A safe place
I went too far
When we flew too close
To our star

It hurt you
Hurt me
Hurt you
Never meant to hurt you
Hurt me
I need
To make myself
A safe place
For you
To cry baby
To cry baby
Cause sometimes
Big boys they need to cry
Cause sometimes
Big boys they need to cry

Broken Arrow

This broken arrow needs heeding
When great white fathers
Your mistress is inequality

Rash and reckless
Won't get us
To where we want to be
Are we emancipators or oppressors
Of lady liberty

Have we lost her
Have we lost her
Have we lost her

This broken arrow needs heeding
When great white fathers
Our poisoned rivers feed your greed

Rash and reckless
Won't get us
To where we want to be
Ancient songlines are singing to wake
Lady liberty

She may seem weak
We may be battle weary
Still those songlines sing
From our Great Lakes
To our sacred Badlands
Over sweet prairies

No I'm not letting go
I won't be silenced or frozen out
By those who must account
In our Senate
And in the House

We the people
Dear judges
Will be watching

Over you
Over you

Have we lost her
Have we lost her

This broken arrow needs heeding

Cloud Riders

Standing on the edge of the cliff
Didn't think it would come to this
A dead calm before the storm
Not a sound from their engines
From the other side, saw a shooting star at 4:22am

A warning shot from the rhythm demons
Or from the guitar preachers
I've been touched by both
And by the Holy Ghost
From the other side, saw a shooting star at 4:22am

Underneath the stars above
I said, "No, stop I am not giving up on us"
And I am not going anywhere soon
Annie, grab your bass guitar
Help me bring in the October moon
Then you shout, "Run for cover"
I scream, "Rev the Triumph's engine"
You say "Baby we're too late
From the cloud riders, no escape"
Darlin', what's the blanket for?
Riding out this storm
We'll be riding out this storm

Carved a stave against the grain
At the nine doors to gain
The secrets of trees
Once I could hear them singing
From the other side

Back then, the thunder gods
They used to cast our lots
But then I lost touch
Close to when her chariot
From the other side

A chariot pulled by cats
Purring, "We'll be returning"
From the other side
"Girl, it's time you take back your life"

Underneath the stars above
I said, "No, stop I am not giving up on us"
And I am not going anywhere soon
Annie, grab your bass guitar
Help me bring in the October moon
Then you shout, "Run for cover"
I scream, "Rev the Triumph's engine"
You say "Baby we're too late
From the cloud riders, no escape"
Darlin', what's the blanket for?
Riding out this storm
We'll be riding out this storm

This storm
This storm
This storm
This storm

Up The Creek

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise
Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise
Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise

We may just survive
If the Militia of the Mind
Arm against those climate blind

Desert Sisters
I'll be breaking in
Desert Sisters
To break you out

Knowledge sown in Gaia's bones
Knowledge sown in Gaia's bones

Granite canyon webs of stone
Her uncorrupted soul
Will not be possessed or owned

Gone, when hope is almost gone
You know that's the time we must stand
Strong, every girl in every band
Every cosmic cowboy in the land
To the Earth will you show mercy?

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise
Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise

We may just survive
If the Militia of the Mind
Arm against those climate blind

Desert Sisters
I'll be breaking in
Desert Sisters
To break you out

Desert Sisters
I'll be breaking in
Desert Sisters
To break you out

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise
Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise
Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise

Breakaway

No I don't expect
You to forgive me this
Siding with the soldiers who say
We cannot win the day
A theatre of war the frame
Inner conflicts now reign
Their intent: division till
There is no side to take

You feel betrayed
I feel played
By our so called friends
Not the friends we should have made

So when the story ends
And the stage goes dark
And we both can hear
The writing on the wall
Then I beg the bard
To write another scene
Because you're the one
Who taught me to believe
There is something more
That I need to say
I should have said it though
I should have said it though
Before yesterday
Before your breakaway

This jungle is dark
But full of diamonds
That can cut and exploit
With just a whiff of blood
"Faith in spades" in us
So what were the odds
Our hand of hearts would have to fold
To their flush of clubs

You've been betrayed
And I've been played
At least they made me exit
Through their chopper on the stage

So when the story ends
And the stage goes dark
And we all can hear
The writing on the wall
Then I beg the bard
To write another scene
Because he's the one
Who taught me to believe
There is nothing more
That I need to say
I should have said it though
I should have said it though
Before yesterday
Before your breakaway

Wildwood

Wildwood
Poppies
Wildwood
Touch me

Behind the birches whirl
The bongo boys in their summoning
The sound seeds now
In the fingers of the eastern breeze
Where the sleepless wait
For her ascent from the perilous pit
She said "The only way to change our fate
It is to make it rain"

Wildwood
Poppies
Wildwood
Touch me

Past the Alders and the Oaks
Through the Willow Grove snakes the Ivy's gift
Which taught you can't escape anguish
But how to live with it
Then reports from the robins
Form in you an inner radiance
It's as if they fused with a spirit you knew
Who's come back again

Wildwood
Poppies
Wildwood
Touch me

Off the pilgrim's path
With the talisman he placed in my hands
With its magic mapped from winter's past
It leads the way
After 3 long months endured with her absent
Over dragon lines we walked the current
A labyrinth
With little green corn shoots
Now in abundance
As the forest celebrates
She says "Make it rain
Wildwood
Poppies
Wildwood
Touch me
Touch me again"

Chocolate Song

I don't have to like the things you say sometimes
Then I don't like the things I say
Now vows and consonants our weaponry
We vowed to love eternally

And I hear your pain screaming
And I hear your pain
In the silent evenings
We used to be happy
We used to make happy
On the stove
On our own

Satiny luscious chocolate
I don't hate you
I don't hate you
Satiny luscious chocolate
No, I need to be more like you
Satiny luscious chocolate
Within the tension of your opposites
Satiny luscious chocolate
Somehow the lingering sweetness
Satiny luscious chocolate
Without betraying your bitterness
Satiny luscious chocolate
I don't hate you
I don't hate you
Satiny luscious chocolate

I don't have to like swinging from extremes
The lows so low, the highs so high
From throwing knives to dessert stirring
Our tight rope act just balancing

And I hear your pain screaming at me
Hear your pain screaming
We used, used to be
We used to make happy
We used to make, make happy

Satiny luscious chocolate
I don't hate you
I don't hate you
Satiny luscious chocolate
No, I need to be more like you
Satiny luscious chocolate
Within the tension of your opposites
Satiny luscious chocolate
Somehow the lingering sweetness
Satiny luscious chocolate
Without betraying your bitterness
Satiny luscious chocolate
I don't hate you
I don't hate you
Satiny luscious chocolate
I don't hate you
I don't hate you

Hear your pain screaming
We used to make happy
We used to make, make happy
In a cauldron on our stove
???
We used to make, make happy
We used to make happy

Bang

Bang went the gun on their tongue
Word crucifixion toward immigrants shunned
"Immigrants that's who we all are
'Cause we're all made of stars"
You said to them
Oh yes you did

Bang went the universe
Hydrogen lusting for Helium's burst
A mighty Sun's Dance of Death
Exploding Super Nova
One story's end
Seeds another to begin

Then the Heavens opened
And then I heard voices
Joined in Hosannas
Breathlessly I saw your star

So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes
So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes
So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes

And then you took my hand
Oh yes you did

Bang the world now traumatized
By a cluster of hostile humans who side
With their warlords of hate
So we must out-create
With the the Backbone of Night
To Rehumanize

Then the Heavens opened
And then I heard voices
Joined in Hosannas
And their tower of confusion
Could not drown the light
From your star

So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes
So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes
So bright it blinded me
I had to shield my eyes

And then you lit the path
Oh yes you did

"Can't they see"
He said to me
"That we all
Are Molecular Machines"
Goals and dreams
All I wanna be
Is the very best
Machine I can be

Oxygen and Carbon
Part of
Our Molecular Machine
Goals and dreams
All I wanna be
Is the very best
Machine I can be

Hydrogen
Calcium
Phosphorus
Potassium
Sulfur
Sodium
All I wanna be
Is the very best
Machine I can be

Chlorine
Magnesium
Boron
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Fluorine
All I wanna be
Is the very best
Machine I can be

Iodine
Iron
Manganese
Molybdenum
Selenium
Silicon
Tin
Vanadium
And Zinc
All I wanna be
A Molecular Machine

Climb

"Climb over the church wall" he said
"You can feed the koi in the pond
Climb over the church wall in your Sunday dress
Be sure to feed the koi in the pond"
It's a long long climb going back in time

All of me wants to be... believe
That the angels will find me Saint Veronica
All of me wants to be... believe
That somehow you will save me Saint Veronica

He said "Kneel before your judges in reverence
Your penance for the woman you'll become
You knew if you talked there'd be a consequence
Your sentence for the woman you'll become"
Ten days of hell in Satan's cell

All of me wants to be... believe
That the angels will find me Saint Veronica
All of me wants to be... believe
That somehow you will save me Saint Veronica

Dream of dimensions
Then cross through the veil to them
Wrap yourself in linen holding Jesus close
Calling Saint
Calling Saint
Saint Veronica

"Climb out of the belly of the beast" she said
"Become a witness out of the abyss
The temple of the soul will have to heal the flesh
Only when you're whole can you forgive
But it's a long long climb
It's a long long climb"

Bats

If you see three candles in the window
Been expecting you Undine of the Sea
The Kindly Ones are here with me
Undine of the Sea keep breathing girl

Got a bat visiting
On a break from teaching
At William and Mary
You've asked his expertise
About the deal the ancient
Sea maids made with humanity

Warning "The most precious thing
That we'll fight to save
The fate of our waves
With her blue satin crashing"

If you see three candles in the window
Been expecting you Undine of the Sea
The Kindly Ones are here with me
Undine of the Sea keep breathing girl

You say the bats are wise
And once had prophesied
What fate... if betrayed by human kind
Yes dripped in mist sisters rise
Quietly from the fens and marshes
All for the love of our dearest friend
It now begins

If you see three candles in the window
Been expecting you Undine of the Sea
The Kindly Ones are here with me
Undine of the Sea
The Kindly Ones are here with me
Undine of the Sea
Undine of the Sea
Undine of the Sea keep breathing girl

Benjamin

Benjamin
Science whiz
My computer bat friend
Tell me where
Tell me when
I'll meet you ninja Ben

At the back of the record store
With tapes you secured
Prove the extent of their viciousness
As they purge our scientists
My computer bat hunts for facts

Campaigns
Funded by
The fossil fuel industry
How many of us
Will they own
To give them global mastery

Sucking hydrocarbon from the ground
Those pimps in Washington
Are selling the rape of America
As they attack Juliana

Now there is no avoiding
Necessity resurrecting herself
And her daughters
Who will never be bought
Not by the gods
Not by the men on the hill
Thread of life
Measured quick
Spin then
Snip

Benjamin
Science whiz
My computer bat friend
Tell me where
Tell me when
I'll meet you ninja Ben
Tell me where
Tell me when
I'm in your army Ben

Mary's Eyes

What's behind Mary's eyes
Mary's eyes
Mary's eyes

The death midwife
Can you bring her back to life
The death midwife
Can you bring her back to life

Sister despair
Sister despair
Can you bring the dream king to me
Sister despair
Hide your tears around Mary
We've got to get her to
Joy to the world
Joy to the world

Hymns for us to sing
She's a believer
Hymns locked in her memory
I'm a believer they're the key

What's behind Mary's eyes
Patterns matter
Stringing sequences together matters
To bring, bring her back to us

What's behind Mary's eyes
Mary's eyes
Mary's eyes

The death midwife
Can you bring her back to life

Sister despair
Sister despair
She must not see you cry
Hide your tears
Can't we just bring her delight

Hymns for us to sing
She's a believer
Hymns locked in her memory
I'm a believer they're the key

What's behind Mary's eyes
What's behind Mary's Eyes
Mary's eyes
Mary's eyes
Mary

Upside Down 2

Watch the boats go by
And someone else's life
Those smiling faces
We've worn them before
Watch the boats go by
No that is not our life
Not today
Not today
Some things work out that way

I'm not gonna be angry
Lately seems like everything
Is falling down
All around
Us
We gotta turn that frown
We gotta turn that frown
Upside Down

Those smiling faces
We've worn them before
Watch the boats go by
No that is not our life
Not today
Not today
Some things work out that way

I'm not gonna be angry
Lately seems like everything
Is falling down
All around
Us

We gotta turn that frown
We gotta turn that frown
Upside Down
Upside Down

Russia

For those on the Right
You need to build a bridge
For those on the Left
You must build a bridge
For those in Washington
There is only one question

Is Stalin on your shoulder
Stalin on your shoulder
As he was with his composers

Time to wake
Activate our Native Invader
Warriors of the Earth
It's getting late now
Time to face
Those who take
More and more
From our Great Mother
The Mother we call home

Is Stalin on your shoulder

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