Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I love that she dances


i hid in the forest
after the job
had filled me with dread again
had billed me the lot
so i hid in the forest
and sang to the trees
the trees, they all listened
and did as they pleased

i slept at the old house
after the bombs
had emptied the cities
had lost their aplomb
so i slept at the old house
and dreamed of a girl
she was potent and moody
said she'd give me a whirl
an enchanted girl
she whispered me nothing
she said she's not a rental
she's certainly something

break me again
shatter the body
open the stopples
dance me the story
i love that she dances
i love that she dances
she always dances
i always die
break me again
shatter the sky

i wrestled a cowboy
down on his luck
he emptied his pockets
surrendered his truck
i wrestled a cowboy
he died in his lungs
he said that the enzymes
were all that he'd won

i slept in the shadows
then up came the sun
the light came like razors
i am such a bum
i slept in the shadows
and rose in the sea
i fell off the planet
i miss all the trees

break me again
shatter the body
open the stopples
dance me the story
i love that she dances
i love that she dances
she always dances
i always die
break me again
shatter the sky

i slept at the old house
after the bombs
had emptied the cities
had lost their aplomb
so i slept at the old house
and dreamed of a girl
she was potent and moody
said she'd give me a whirl
an enchanted girl
she whispered me nothing
she said she's not a rental
she's certainly something

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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Bark King


no sister is serene
no sister i have seen
pleasant, sometimes in the dream
pleasant, sometimes

no vision is complete
no vision i have concrete
howling, howling in the street
metal rubber and concrete

(chorus)
what does mary say to jesus?
what does buddha say to bob?
who wants to listen to the future?
we have broken the radio knobs

clouds are monkeys in the sky
birds are just the chimpanzees
swinging into the breeze
singing as you please

if you guard a flock at night
better to smell than to fight
sound the alarms for the Bark King
gotta do what is right

what does mary say to jesus?
what does buddha say to bob?
who wants to listen to the future?
we have broken the radio knobs

i saw a dead man in the water
sleeping there with neptune's daughter
someone said he was a ranger
i think he was a coyote spotter

no sister is serene
no sister i have seen
pleasant, sometimes in the dream
pleasant, sometimes

no vision is complete
no vision i have concrete
howling, howling in the street
metal rubber and concrete

what does mary say to jesus?
what does buddha say to bob?
who wants to listen to the future?
we have broken the radio knobs