Angel Mom

Today on my birthday
You were home when I arrived
You were standing in the doorway
When I pulled into the drive
An excitement came over me
And I rushed out of the car
And I jumped up
To be carried in your arms

I haven’t felt that way
Since I was a child
A grown woman jumping up and down
Like I was a child

The dream went dark when I awoke
And I remembered that you are gone
And I struggled there to fall back asleep
When I remembered that you are gone
And my grief was deep and my joy was high
Because you visited me from beyond
On my birthday
You visited me from beyond

My love
My love is missing
My love is far gone and where I will find her
My heart
My heart is rambling
My heart is far gone and where I will find her

Hey
Hey
Hi do you hear me
I feel
Somehow you are here
For when I talk to you
I intensely feel you are listening
My only wish
I wish that I could hear your voice
Angel mom

Later that day
Driving in my car
We turned on the radio
We were watching the graveyard stones pass by
And the songs that come and go
And the DJ played a song called Enemy
It was a song you knew I wrote
On my birthday
You were telling that you know

I haven’t felt that way since I was a child….

Bed Across The Sea

LA is hot as fuck
And Manchester is about to freeze
You’re on your way to the mail
To get a letter from me

And as of our seperation
at the Ancienne Belgique
I rock you everynight
In a bed across the sea

Words are all we have for touch
They are our fingers
And I love our words so much
Write your lips to kiss me now
And I can taste you as I read your words out loud

You rise and start your day
With toast and black tea
While I’m in the still of night and pushing back sleep
and I ride the hands of the clock
‘til they fall upon three
And drop me in our virtual garden for elevenses

Words are all we have for touch
they are our fingers and I love our words so much
and write your hands between my legs
and I can feel you as the words jump from the page

The sky is bruised
it’s a lusty dusk
with lovers rouge
wet with sap and musk
under you
under dream spell dust under you
and its true
and I know that I must
and with you
I immediately trust
And it’s so
That I fell at first blush

And it’s snowing in Australia

Just now your letter came
and the pages did say
that you’ll fly from your home to mine
on January 8th
and just now I find that I can just barely wait
and from now until that time
im counting down the days

Words are all we have for touch
they are our fingers and I love our words so much
and write yourself inside me now
and I can feel you as the words come pouring out
words are all we have for touch
they are our fingers and I love our words so much
write your dreams out line by line
and I will stitch them in this heart of mine

It’s me
I’m in Australia

Born to

Held all within these flesh walls
Pair of dice and domino
Seven fingers and thirteen toes
Wind her up and watch her go
Spin her out of dust into rock and fire
Oh Holy water
Throw her to the earth
Through the burning air
Big bang survivor

Chorus- and now you gotta get it with what you’ve got
With what you’ve been given or not
And now you gotts get it with what you’ve got
With what you’ve been given or not
I was born to…

Held all within these flesh walls
Envelopes and time capsules
Mark her fingers and mark her throat
Spin her round and let her go
Send her like a cup to her mothers table
Swallow
Drink the water
Watch her play her part in a long fixed fable
Oh as her father’s daughter

City bird

City bird
City bird
Fly away
From my window
From my window
Cos you don’t sing
Like the birds from home sing
Your song is dying

I set the table
For the ghosts in my home
My home
And pour the wine
And raise a glass to the guests in my home

They enter in
in their skin and in their bones
still in their bones
the vision scares
but none compares
to the dread of drinking alone

After the tower was turned to a tomb
the underworld
refugees all refused by the banker
they can never go in
so I let them in
ahhhhh

city bird….

I light the candle
For the ghosts
In my home
My home
And say a prayer
To please send care for the guests in my home
But in their sleep
They claw and scream the Devil home
The devils come home
But this nightmare
Does not compare
To the demons of sleeping alone

After the tower…

City bird….

Deeper Devastation

I don’t trust anyone
Not you
And the closer you come
Deeper devastation

I’m a baby bird
I’m a hungry bird
And I feed from your gut
And the wind blows
And the tree shakes
And your beak stabs my throat

Under the power of our one and only sun

There’s a kink in the pattern
Do you do the right thing?
There’s a hole in the fabric
Do you do the right thing?
You cannot trust a human being to do the right thing
Do the right
Under the power of our one and only sun

And there once was a time
With you
But it turned on a dime
And tales call the decision

I’m a lover wild
I’m a loyal child
And I’ve burned your eyes on mine
When the bones collide
And the rocks catch fire
And your greed swallows me whole

Under the power of our one and only sun

There’s a kink in the pattern
do you do the right thing?
There’s a hole in the fabric
Do you do the right thing?
And it is all in the planning
Do you do the right thing?
You cannot trust a human being to do the right thing
Do the right
Under the power of our one and only sun

I’m a bleeding heart
I’m a hiding heart
And I can bleed and hide and still love
When the truths blown wide
And my faith’s capsized
I drift in loss and sorrow
Under the power of our one and only sun

There’s a kink in the fabric
Do you do the right thing?
There’s a hole in the fabric
Do you do the right thing?
And it is all in the planning
Do you do the right thing?
You cannot trust a human being to do the right thing
Do the right
Under the power of our one and only sun

Dig This Record

Dig this record
Dig this record now
Dig it like you never dug one before cuz its so far out
Find your lover
Lay your lover down
Make a moment to remember and relive through this sound

Dig it out of the basement now
Out from under the Van Gogh owl
Dig it out from the discard and onto the record player
Now that I’m gone and far away
I am in a flood
Im about to sink
I am tits up in the water without a drop to drink
I look for my saviour
He’s nowhere to be found
So i hang on to my guitar like a lifeboat till we both drown

Dig this record
Dig this record now
Dig it like you never dug one before cuz its so far out
I am on the drift
I am out to sea
You know this poor world couldn’t put a price on the likes of me
Turn to your lover
Kiss your lovers mouth
There’s no others id rather be with as my song plays out

DNR

Winter’s dark morning woke my dad
The diabetic didn’t feel his feet step out of bed
The truck filled with TV dinners
Needing delivering round town
They would drive behind the paper boy throwin’ them headlines out
And no antidepressant of sort
Could change the weather report
When the wind chill factor was high he took the whole bottle down
He’s got his paperwork now
DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, he raised his kids up right
But bein raised in the light of Christ adds insult to injury that night
When the mail order brides and the phone sex and his negligence became real
The wall covered in spit how’s it to make your teenage daughters feel
He called his flame that never died
She could hear something weren’t right
Now we’ve got one more failed attempt at a suicide
Keep it right by your side
DNR DNR
By no heroic measure
Restart restart his heart

A lonely heart was the black hole that did him in
From the first attempt to his current critical condition
Now were talking over who will take the dog if he’s gonna make it through again
And were takin’ turns tell him the stories of the good times worth rememberin’
And then my sister asked
Are we prayin’ for him to pass
And no one dared speak out loud but we all knew
And pushed the paperwork through
DNR DNR
By no heroic measure
Restart restart his heart

Dreams In The Hollow

Why do we
want to be
ballerinas when we grow up
when we grow up
little boys dream the night away
with fighting fires
when we grow up
torlege releve rondejambe
and found and up
found and up
firemen slide on down the pole and sound
the siren
everybody up

all is well in my sorrow
isn’t she a beauty
burning hall
ash and shadow
here comes the hero

little eyes
small but wide
young but wiser
all looking up
all looking up
for your hat
and your axe
and your yellow jacket
daddy get up
ash to ash dust to dust
none could muster
daddy get up
daddy get up
they see what you couldn’t do
when consumed by fire

days glow
sleep in the hollow
dreams in the hollow
pesky old crow
heather and thistle
no prints to follow
hope that they follow
hope’s all they know

all is well in my sorrow
isn’t she a beauty
burning hall
ash and shadow
here comes the hero

oh i tried to put it out
but the big tree was falling
and now i find him reaching out
but the big tree it fell

cross the sea
her dancing broken dream
so i’m lacing up
i’m lacing up
for musing starts
in broken hearts
the most courageous beauty
so i’m lacing up
mother’s milk
ragged silk
chalk’s in the hall tree
tattered toe shoes
broken toes
releve turn and pray
for mother’s broken dancer

days glow..
all is well..

Enemy

Beautiful
alone with my enemy
and share a bitter cup
of poisoning
my countenance
to see his face in mine
and follow every line
back to my enemy

(chorus)
you are mine
pennyroyal wine fly
like an innocent child
that followed every line
back to my enemy

beautiful
falling fast from a state of grace
and trusting there is a light
in darkest place
my dirty knees
hold the ground till it’s done with me
i’ve come to see that beauty is a thing
that is without grace

(chorus)

beautiful
at home with my history
and run the scarlet ink
with the tears of mercy
my battle wounds
lay to rest a treasure box
and thinkin of the scars
as the jewels of my story

Feast of the Heart

There’s a light switch
Baby you turned it on
Don’t you ever leave me
Here in the dark
And there’s a red room
Deep in my house
You come and meet me
And I’ll lay down
A feast of the heart

Cos your skin’s medicine
wanna bear it all
wanna wear it on me
lose all reverence
‘til we become one with god

Beautiful body
I want more, more
Hold it upon me
cos Im yours

There’s a light switch…

I’m your kiss to kiss
your intimate kitten
pleasure mission
lose it all to bliss
‘til we become one with god

Four Dreams

Come and bring your stereo
Come and bring your stereo
And lay down on my pillow
Down into a dream we go
Down into a dream we go
You never know where
We’ll go

Under the shelter of a willow tree
Sam and I awoke where we were once sleeping
The bed that we lay upon is chamomile
And it smells like bubble gum for real
Skunk and owl and doe
Gather round my radio
Oh
Then with a resonance that split the earth
The skunk cried a call like one I’ve never heard
And from the crevice a cuckoo clock emerged
And from it a little wooden bird
It spread apart its beak
And time began to speak

I’ll gift you 123
Songs as old as me

Come and bring your stereo…..

Climbing a statue that stands 50 ft
The cast of a woman that looks just like me
To find that my character was caught completely
Cemented from head down to my feet
A bee flew from my nose
He said come and bring your stereo
Oh
Down through my throat to what seemed my teeth
The bee tuned the stereo to bump a beat
And she began a buzzin’ in the key of B
All to instigate the crumbling of concrete
The mask fell from my skin
Left me younger than I’ve ever been

I’ll gift you 123
Youth eternally

Eta, my sweet Loretta
I love it when you put the warm milk and honey in my bowl
Get up now don’t you go and get up
I wanna show you how I love my Jelly Roll

Oh how I love my Johnny boy
And if you ever leave baby me I’ll be destroyed
Lets make a baby Johnny boy
Right here in this living room and we’ll call her June

Come and bring your stereo….

One summer evening at a block party
The juice from the ghetto blaster was fading
So we highjacked electrical piracy
Because nobody had a battery

And the gods of rock and roll
Hypnotized my stereo

Come and bring your stereo

Havoc in Heaven

Red ribbon on which we ride
carry us over horizon as the sun setting
night
puts on a phantom cloak
sing violet light and evoke
the protection that violet emotes

fasten your focus on your sole
cause is your fruit and flowers
on
red ribbon
swift justice comes
delivery white bone demon

ohhh ohhh
begun the havoc in heaven

deep deep deep in the green sea
there is a weapon for me
a pin that is fixing the sea
a pillar gold shiny
and if I can pull it free
the cudgel is coming with me

Fasten heave ho
pillar of gold
runs through the deepest darkest stone
cudgel undone weighing one ton
begun the havoc in heaven

ohhh ohhh begun the havoc in heaven

don’t believe your eyes
when the maiden does arrive
you fool
she is the enemy
do not trust the guise of a woman old and wise
for truly she is the white bone demon

Dance makaku’s (monkeys) round the fire
warrior drums
banshee cryers
call to them visions of her piar
fulled by the demons throne
we shall subdue her to bone
and ashes to ashes her home

fasten your focus on your sole
cause is your fruit and flowers home
and in one blow
I smite down my foe
and ashes to ashes welcome home

ohhh ohhh begun the havoc in heaven

Hospital (Win your love)

Just my luck
Today’s the day
Man, that hurt
Its worth the pain
There’s a new queen in this house
She’s plastered up
Behold the sight
Just look up
Fluorescent light
Have i gone to heaven or to hospital
Im dreamin of the hospital
Im dreamin of mom and dad
Look at me like they did back when
I’m born again
Daddy’s girl and Mama’s princess
Sister Jen
She doesn’t exist till when
I need something
She’ll bring me ice creams, I’m in hospital
I’m dreamin’ of the hospital
I’m dreamin’ of the date with the doctor is a golden ticket
I want your attention now I’m gonna get it uh huh
And now come on you cunt come come on and hit me
There’s no kind of attention that a black eye wouldn’t get me uh nuh huh
And there’s nothing like a broken arm to win your love
There’s nothing like a fresh abrasion to win your love
You can work on your bedside manner
And you can kiss it till it gets better
And there’s nothing like a broken arm to win your love

Ohhh my old friends
I’m voting you out or in
You envy me
I walk the red carpet to my cast signin’
A crayon or a marker pen
And all of the It girls ask me what it’s like in hospital
I’m dreamin’ of the hospital
I’m dreamin’ of the hospital
Its dreamy
and the date with the doctor is a golden ticket
I want your attention now I’m gonna get it uh huh
And now come on you cunt come come on and hit me
There’s no kind of attention that a black eye wouldn’t get me
And there’s nothing like a broken arm
To win your love
There’s nothing like a fresh abrasion to win your love
You can work on your bedside manner
And you can make me feel like i matter
And there’s nothing like a broken arm
To win your love
There’s nothing like a fresh abrasion to win your love
Oh now
You can work on your bedside manner
And you can kiss it till it gets better
Ad there’s nothing like a broken arm to win your love
I got five weeks, 41 days, 1000 glorious hours
To wave my arm and get what I want with my new found powers
But this is not a fairytale with a happy ending
When the clock strikes twelve will I ever find your love again
And there’s nothing like a broken arm to win your love
There’s nothing like a fresh abrasion to win your love
And You can work on your bedside manner
Can make me feel like I matter
And there’s nothing like a broken arm to win your love

Hunting My Dress

And the tall trees all fall down
And they scatter seeds on the ground
And one is lost and one is found
Water is moving underground

When I was a young girl
I would sleep in a tall tree
On the down of bending boughs

And from the mount of his shoulders
I would traverse the valleys
Through his dusk
And dawning eyes

“I will let you in,” said the doe to my arrow,
“and you will wear my bones and my skin”

Hunting my dress
Love is ruthless

And in a nest from the forest
I would carry and ember
And with a burning heart we’d walk
And when he asks me to rest with him
I would lay down my fire
And in that heart we’d sing and talk

I am a raccoon and you are an owl
I will run from you in the mid of night
And we will strike a truce in the billowing tower
And we’ll eclipse the moon with our firelight

Hunting my dress
Love is ruthless

You love me in my dreams
It’s easier when I’m fast asleep
But I don’t want you to come to me anymore
The river bed has married me
But I don’t want you to come to me anymore

And out of ashes comes morning
And the ritual if bathing
In the pools at bridal falls
And from the mouth of my lover
I would drink of the river
And kiss his jade and marble walls

You will spill the red
from my heart with your arrow
And you will make my bed under the red grass
And I will give my flesh
And my blood and my marrow
And you will wear my bones and my skin

Hunting my dress
Love is ruthless

And the tall trees all fall down….

Intelligentactile 101

Can i borrow your bones and marrow
till i get my own
lovely lovely lovely bones till i get my own
i won’t tell me new friends that they’re on loan
they won’t know
it’s no smart thing to do when you’re far from home

can i borrow your skin blushin to get lucky in
lucky lucky lucky with a special friend
well i hear that on planet earth that it’s a sing big sin
well all the more fun for me to get lucky then

ohhh i’m gonna be a baby girl
a round ticket to a blue planet
flip a uueyy at mars
ohhh i’m gonna swim in the water first
blowin up her belly though she didn’t plan it
i took the invitation when she rocked the hammock
pullin all the wild cards
and now i’m swinging from the stars
from an umbilical chord from an umbilical chord
feels like i’ve been here before

on my tongue on my tongue
i put your fingers on my tongue
i want some intelligent tactile
when foreign play things come
i’m gonna study em with my tongue
i want some intelligantactile 101

can i borrow your hips and your lips
and your wink and curl
is i is or is i ain’t one flossy girl
i’m gonna paint that planet red
cuz i’m in the world
in the world
and leave a trail of kisses when my loves unfurled

will you steady my ground
dizzy ground when i’m turned around
dizzy dizzy dizzy ground
when i’m lost you’ll found
well i’m headed to planet earth to seach the sound
deep sound
so keep my compass wound when i’m on the ground

ohhhh i’m gonna be a baby girl…
from an umbilical chord…
on my tongue… Can i borrow your bones and marrow
till i get my own
lovely lovely lovely bones till i get my own
i won’t tell me new friends that they’re on loan
they won’t know
it’s no smart thing to do when you’re far from home

can i borrow your skin blushin to get lucky in
lucky lucky lucky with a special friend
well i hear that on planet earth that it’s a sing big sin
well all the more fun for me to get lucky then

ohhh i’m gonna be a baby girl
a round ticket to a blue planet
flip a uueyy at mars
ohhh i’m gonna swim in the water first
blowin up her belly though she didn’t plan it
i took the invitation when she rocked the hammock
pullin all the wild cards
and now i’m swinging from the stars
from an umbilical chord from an umbilical chord
feels like i’ve been here before

on my tongue on my tongue
i put your fingers on my tongue
i want some intelligent tactile
when foreign play things come
i’m gonna study em with my tongue
i want some intelligantactile 101

can i borrow your hips and your lips
and your wink and curl
is i is or is i ain’t one flossy girl
i’m gonna paint that planet red
cuz i’m in the world
in the world
and leave a trail of kisses when my loves unfurled

will you steady my ground
dizzy ground when i’m turned around
dizzy dizzy dizzy ground
when i’m lost you’ll found
well i’m headed to planet earth to seach the sound
deep sound
so keep my compass wound when i’m on the ground

ohhhh i’m gonna be a baby girl…
from an umbilical chord…
on my tongue…

Love and love again

Comes the sun
heaven’s rays
and the stormers are gone
and the white flag is raised
golden days
and the city is in love again
and we dream
in a daze
and we drink and we dance
and we throw cares away
lovers gaze
and the city is in love

my heart was so dark dear
with you not here
and the cold wind
is all that would meet me at my door
i waved goodbye and wished you well
life’s a carousel
when it brings you round it never never tells
when you’ll find yourself in love again
love and love again
the merry-go-round never ends
i waved goodbye…

bitter rose sour plum
and the birds sing to soothe where the roses are stung
love’s begun
and the city is in love again
there’s a spell on the air
and the sailors all drift
and get lost in her hair
hearts are bare
and the soldiers come home again

my eyes they grew dark dear
with you not here
and the cold wind
is all that would dance me
round my floor

i waved goodbye…

love and love again…

Love is all we have

The night before the night she came
katrina the hurricane
ohhh was calm
calm for a land untame
that spill the boarders of new orleans
ohhh was calm
the plow boys play their old favorite “the city’s on parade”
on parade
but deep in the heart of
the ocean
their beds were made

love me know
now is all we have
love me now love is all we have

the rains that came
with the force of a runaway train
ohhh run away
and the waters rose and the levies the levies
broke
ohhh run away
and the cradle broke my beloved
the cradle broke
i must stay
for deep in the heart of our home
my beloved washed away

love me know now is all we have
love me now love is all we ever really had

the old church bell
is in the graveyard
the old church bell
ohhh lace and stone
the naked feet
pound the pavement
of nameless streets
ohhh faceless homes
but deep in the heart of
the american
a prayer for new orleans
love me know now is all we have
love me now love is all we ever really had

Money

Money money makes the world go round
money money’ll make you change your sound
if the price is right
if the price is right

if you want paper
if you want gold and silver
learn now not later
people pay for what’s familiar
no need to know yourself too well
you can trade in that saga you tell
for the song you know will sell

if you want cheddar
if you want smoke and roll better
take off your sweater
to earn your varsity letter
it’s a virgin feast for all
see how gracefully they fall
into the mirrors on the wall
cuz if you want to belong you write a sing-a-long

(chorus)

where do we go
the freaks
on the fringe
when the edges are all rounded out
we just dangle out in space
you can call us when you need to find out
what the real stars are all about
time has turned and the scenery has changed
and all the books have
burned
but the lyrics remain
let the motherfucker burn let’s change the refrain
nobody need history
repeatin tin tin tin tin

(chorus)

if you want skrilla
if you’re a cheddar gorilla
stack up your bills as
you sign away your free will
there’s no need to represent
the truth of self has now been spent
moving from mortgage out of rent
cuz if you want to belong you write a sing-a-long:

(chorus)

Murder of Birds

I’m not a bird
I’m a murder of birds
shifting my shape
when your tongue finds the words

like I hate you when I
love you the most
love you the most
love you the most

This shape of a snake
in a defensive coil
same retracted lips
of the one foolish girl

who says she hates you when she
loves you the most
loves you the most
loves you

and I’ve got demons when I need ‘ems
don’t ask to see them they’re not
supposed to be used against
you oh

Can we build a safe house
far from the bitter bride
and we’ll make a home with a brown recluse
and the cobra locked outside

For the spider we’ll give a web
to the cobra a lullaby
and keeping the demons happy
you make free for me to fly

and the shape of home baked bread
and the girl in a turned down bed
in a wake of twisted thread
from the loving words you said

mmmmm mmmm

and I think I’m alone
in desire for grace
for you unleash your mood
and I’m no longer safe

I say I hate you and I
love you the most
love you the most
love you the most

This shape of my breast
and a shape of my kiss
dement and coil
with a slither and hiss

Said I hate you and I
love you the most
love you the most
love you

and I’ve got demons
when I need ‘ems
don’t ask to see them they’re not
supposed to be used against
you oh

Can we build a safe house
far from the bitter bride
and we’ll make a home with a brown recluse
and the cobra locked outside

To the spider we’ll give a web
to the cobra a lullaby
and keeping the demons happy
you make free for me to fly

and the shape of home baked bread
and the girl in a turned down bed
in a wake of twisted thread
from the loving words you said

the shape of home baked bread
and the girl in a turned down bed
in a wake of twisted thread
from the loving words you said

‘cause I’m not a bird
I’m a murder of birds

Ode To Banksy

my pencil is dull
my pencil is dull
there’s not much lead left in my pencil
my marker ran dry
was a scribblin night and there’s not much lead left in my pencil
there’s not an activity at all
there’s no wheels a turnin in my skull
in my skull in my skull
what you lookin at

oh oh oh
im in love with Jacques Cousteau
you take me deeper than i ever go
and that’s the reason why ill leave you
oh oh oh
makin love when ad we’ve just begun
i need assistance from your aqualung
and that’s the reason why i’ll leave you
and oh my mystery man
you’re so oh oh oh
you’re so provocative so underground
and i never wanna see your face
youre so oh oh oh
you come invisible to paint the town

my pencil is dull
my pencil is dull….

oh oh oh
suicide bombers just need a hug
get that bomb strapped on nice and snug
let my divine love relieve you
oh oh oh
tonight’s the night go and oil your gun
we’ll turn the quick stop to emporium
let my divine light lead you
and oh my mystery man
you’re so
oh oh oh
you’re so provocative
so underground
and i never wanna see your face
you’re so oh oh oh
you come invisible to paint the town

go on guerrilla pull your hoods up
and the billboards yours this time
and shake your paint can and throw your piece up
and you run for your righteous crime

oh oh oh
ring around the fat man
around little boy
daddy gave me this fantastic toy
lets go and find out what it can do
oh oh oh
ashes to ashes and we all fall down
there’s nothing standing for miles around
i guess we found out what it can do

and oh my mystery man
you’re so
oh oh oh
you’re so provocative so underground
and i never wanna see your face
you come oh oh oh you come invisible to paint the town

my stencil is dope my stencil is dope
just follow the rope to my stencil
tiananman square mickey d’s in the air and there’s
there’s not much lead left in my pencil
there’s not an activity at all
there’s no wheels a turnin in my skull
in my skull in my skull

Out The Back Door

when we rock the house watch the roof go bump
watch the swingers swing on the floor
and all the brick houses
gonna shake da rump
and all the swingers gonna swing it some more
and all you players gonna round em up
and all you lovers get ready to score
the beat gets harder when the love erupts
and all the flames shootin out the back door

out the back door
out the back door
powder boost and gloss it
brush your shoulders floss it
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
left hand on the bible
cuz daddy’s got a rifle
and we’re out the back door
out the back door

and it’s one on one from moon to sun
what we do from sun until moon
we waltzin on water dippin lucy liu
and all the flames flicker red and then blue
and we cut that time in two in two
and baby i’m turnin purple like you
when we move we move with wings on our shoes
sickest angels you ever knew

out the back door
out the back door
rollin up the window
smokin up some indo
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
mellow in the cloudy
knock it back get rowdy
and we’re out the back door
out the back door

spin the vinyl cut the bopshoobop
a get down and bump hip hop
it’s a motto when it come to rock
tick tock and it do not stop
hey now tick tock and it do not stop

spin the bottle where will it stop
get down on the table top
it’s a motto when it come to rock
tick tock and it do not stop
hey now tick tock and it do not stop

out the back door
out the back door
rollin up the window
smokin up some indo
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
left hand on the bible
cuz daddy’s got a rifle
and we’re out the back door
out the back door

when we rock the house watch the roof go bump
watch the swingers swing on the floor
and all the brick houses
gonna shake da rump
and all the swingers gonna swing it some more
and all you players gonna round em up
and all you lovers get ready to score
the beat gets harder when the love erupts
and all the flames shootin out the back door

out the back door
out the back door
rollin up the window
smokin up some indo
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
mellow in the cloudy
knock it back get rowdy
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
powder boost and gloss it
brush your shoulders floss it
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
left hand on the bible
cuz daddy’s got a rifle
and we’re out the back door
out the back door
out the back door
out the back door
out the back door

Pack animal

In the mirror
The mirror
There you are again
Wearing my green eyes my brown hair and my aging skin
My body is your bed
Dear reflection your my oldest friend
And where you go i go
End of eternity and back again

And i don’t wanna be here
All by myself in this strange house
It wont let me out
Don’t wanna be here
All by myself in this strange house
It wont let me out

Its a new day
A new day
There you are again
Speakin in my voice
With my tongue
In my brain
My voice is echoin
Dear reflection its a sad refrain
How we endure the hours
And in my arms we sleep alone again

And i don’t wanna be here
All by myself in tis strange house
It wont let me ot
Don’t wanna be here
All by myself in this strange house
It wont let me out
Its unnatural
Im a pack animal oh ohhh
I need it heart t heart
Mouth to mouth
And bones to bones]
And i don’t wanna be here
all by myself in this strange house
It wont let me out
Don’t wanna be here…

Peace Maker

Put on your peacemaker blue
Warrior
warrior
Powder horn pepperbox boom
Warrior
warrior
matchlock rifle cycle axe and club
talon dagger marble razor
put on your peacemaker and call upon your
god of war
god of war
enyo anat chemosh oracle
arm us guard us bring us home
stay home i beg you oh my lover
my lover
my lover
or i will not serve you as your lover
your lover
your lover
dita corset stocking s and thigh cuffs
hornet playsuit oil diamond dust
until you draw action from a higher resonance

i will tamp the lamp light in our window
i will drown the fire in our bed
through my legs
ill withhold from you passage
and from my

lips to take
tongue and taste
sex and make
milk in your baby
swords enraged
fuck me babe
pray abstain girls reign

put down your peacemaker blue
warrior
warrior
beaten and broken and bruised
warrior
warrior
come and ill unlock your chain link armour
seven baths absolve your blood stained honor
your honor
tell the water of
the bread in the basket
the game on the fire
the milk in the jar
the milk in the jar
the babe in the cradle
the mothers in bed
asleep in the dark
asleep in the dark
your circled the cabin and broke down the door
you broke down the door
you broke down the door
you emptied the cradle and ravished the bed
you ravished the store
and fired your torch

now i take you to the bed and there you lay
i drop my dress and feed your hungry eye
until you draw action from a higher resonance
i will tamp the lamplight in our window
i will drown the fire in our bed
through my legs ill withhold from you passage
and from my lips to take
tongue and taste
sex and make
milk in your baby
swords enraged
fuck me babe
pray abstain girls reign

Phonograph

I fell in love
with a brilliant boy
I gave him my heart
when he captured my voice
he carried it cross the sea
how did he
tangibly

Black was my true lover’s hair
his eyes were green and his skin was fair
I bend to kiss the ground where he is
standing there
the sugars rose
when springtime came
the fields were green
when I took his name
our love was ripe as summer’s rain
when they cut down that cane

Then the word came to my door
all the world had gone to war
he dropped his papers on the floor
he was called for the draft
I see him now in silhouette
fading toward an army jet
carrying with him bayonet
and a phonograph

I fell in love
with a brilliant boy
I gave him my heart
when he captured my voice
he carried it cross the sea
how did he
tangibly
tin
a needle
crank the cylindar round
until we meet again
send the men underground
bands of angels clean the blood from your brow

Through the smoke of firing guns
man by man the war is won
one another father son
your children all pass
then at last his letter came
the poem read of love and shame
all I have to keep me sane
is my phonograph

I fell in love
with a brilliant boy
I gave him my heart
when he captured my voice
he carried it cross the sea
how did he
tangibly
tin
a needle
crank the cylinder round
until we meet again
send the men underground

Rêves dans le Creux

Et pourquoi on veux toutes etre ballerines
Quand on s’ra grandes/ Quand on sera grandes
Et la nuit les garcons revent d’eteindre des incendies
Quand on sera grands
Degagé, relevé, rond de jambe et tourne et saute
Tourne et saute
Les pompiers glissent le long-du mat et sonnent l’alarme
Tout le monde debout

Tout va bien dans mon chagrin
N’est ce pas qu’elle est belle
Hall en flames, cendre et ame
Voila le heros

Petits yeux-larges yeux-jeunes mais sages
Tous sont levés, tous sont levés
Vers ton casque-et ta hache-et ton ciré si jaune
Papa leve toi,
Toute la cendre et la poussiere n’ont pu te rendre
Papa leve toi, papa leve toi
Ils voient c’ que tu ne faisais pas
Quand le feu te rongeais

Jours radieux
Blottie dans le creux
A rever dans le creux
Corbeau odieux
Chardon et bruyere
Pas de pas a suivre
On espere qu’ils vont suivre
L’espoir fait vivre

Tout va bien dans mon chagrin
N’est ce pas qu’elle est belle
Hall en flames, cendre et ame
Voila le heros

J’ai essayé de l’éteindre
Mais le grand arbre tombait
Et le voila qui tend ses branches
Le grand arbre tombé

Au dela des mers son reve de danse brisé je/noue mes rubans
Noue mes rubans
Car des réveries-d’un coeur brisé-nait la plus ardente beauté
Car des reveries-d’un coeur brisé nait une beauté resolue
je noue mes rubans
Lait de la mere, soie en loques, craie dans la penderie
Orteil cassé, pointes en loques,
Relevé tourne et prie
Pour la danseuse cassée.

Seed of Wonder

Once my love stood still like a stagnant well for so long, you could hear
the song of spiders – strumming fibers
calling her to the web
my river sits in ebb
the little ones lean over – laughter echoes
bounce down the dark until it hits the floor
singin come on baby come on child – call your flo
like a seed of wonder – faith of mustard
o yeah, wo yeah

all is dark – all of the light is vanished it is gone
like something large
hovering high has covered up the sun
and something quiets the silken ringing
something breaks the strum…
a wish has finally come

ah oh ah no ah – all i want is to be writing
to be writing

once that wish did land
like a star in my hand – it burned and it burned and it burrowed in
soar through the source searching – hammer and ping
and tapped my virgin spring – and prime the vein with milk of mother
and wet my river bed
pearls strung up on silk thread – the starry one – beams a light
he’s working under – diggin through the dark gatherin particles
findin everything you ever wished for in your soul like a seed of wonder faith of mustard
ah no ah no ahhhno

finally that tapped spring come runnin like a river
my song it came – ahh eeeyeah ohoo noooay
right away i went writin i went writin
right away i was hummin i was hummin
right away i was singin i was singin
right away i was lovin – and goes something like…
light…
i haven’t always been under such a blue – only you
have seen such stormin in my life

Silverscreen

Stolen crown
pillow down
all tangled in my hair
evening gown
the lights downtown
all dangle in the air

the gates of heaven open
and there is me
on the silverscreen
i hope they did good editing

bell and beau
buck and doe
a love of tender age
jill and joe
dosy do
a tragedy on stage

the gates of heaven open
and there is me
on the silverscreen
i hope they did good editing

bye bye baby bye bye
hello to my beautiful mind
bye bye

crystal ball
padded walls
a bright blue t.v. glare
a moth to light is as lost as i’m found
far down cellar stair

the gates of heaven open
and there is me
on the silverscreen
i hope they did good editing
bye bye baby bye bye

Snowglobe

In the deep Wyoming snow
Water runs over rocks
Like blood and bone below
her long white robe
eyes alive with stars
of brighter light of hope
we have all come home

to take her side
at the mountains foot
we left the past behind
I’m your child
In a snow globe
This precious moment froze in time
We have all come home

How are you
Feeling quite well
Feeling quite well
For I love you
How are you felling quite well
Feeling qiute well
For I’m loved

And as the earth spins steadily on
So my snowy globe spins steady towards the sun
Water runs
Ice drapes thin over the rocks like mothers skin
We have all come home

To take her side
Singing “we are going”
In a chamber choir of five
Mothers pride
“I know” echoes as she lifts to cross the great divide
we have all come home

how are you….

Storms Make Grey The Sea

You sit out there
Did you know what you were in for?
The change in air
When you walked through the door
You were blue
But now you’re green
For now you belong to Me in the way storms make grey the sea
You belong to me.

Maybe you feel a bit brighter by now
Maybe you here the violet in your crown
Maybe you see your troubles wash out
Showering your colours with sound
And let them wash away

You sit out there
Did you know what you were in for
The change in air
When I stepped to the
floor
You were blue but now you’re green for now you belong to Me
In the way storms make grey the sea
You belong to me.

Summertime

Corn is gettin high
and the well is getting low
fields are getting dry
i’m gonna catch a lizard’s eye
so i got to lay low
playing in the rye
la la la
summer summertime summer

rattle rattle rattle grass
i hope that you don’t bite
you can save your venom
let me pass
i’m headed to the hive
la la la
summer summertime summer

summer summer baby
find me in the field
follow my trail till the grain is
higher than your ears
bring a soft blanket baby
lay it down for me
and roll me daddy daddy
roll me in the wheat

moon is on the rise
and the sun is sinking low
swim in a lake at night
i’m gonna sing with my cricket cicada choir
owl on a wire
la la la
summer summertime summer

The House That Jack Built

i carried a bag of rock and stone full of memory
of our family
aboard a plane to Tulsa
five years of waiting for his life to end suddenly
tearing its way through me
all of the way to Tulsa

it’s not enough
it’s not enough
it’s not enough
it’s not enough
to know you through them

i walked through the door of living room that i do not know
to a couch where he slept alone
in the bone yard of the house that jack built
my brothers were sorting through his fine shoes and fine cologne
pictures of our childhood home
the glory of the house that jack built
it’s not enough
it’s not enough
it’s not enough
it’s not enough
to know you through them

purple hearts and racing cars and the words for her you wrote
your deal was raw but you loved us all and we know it note for note

now they tell us of your life until the end your sister and your best friend
the stories are a revelation
all of a brother and a sailor and an honourable man
a boy driving as fast as he can
to this man i have no relation
it’s not enough
it’s not enough
it’s not enough
its’ not enough
to know you through them

purple hearts and racing cars and the words for her you wrote
your deal was raw but you loved us all and we know it note for note
purple hearts and racing cars and the words for her you wrote
your deal was raw but you loved us Pa and we know it note for note

The Kingdom

All of the fallen on the ground
Hollarin ground
I lay down a shrine and I
Come with the autumn
To tear it down
Orange and brown
And I lay a soft down

For all are waiting
All in line
Brethren bathin’
Bones in brine
Separate your light from lime
Our mortal bind

Under the spell of full November moon
Light on the broom
Frost in my room
In through the window
Came a ghost I knew

She paid me a visit while I was in my bed
Sleepy she said
Sleep as though dead
For in the morning you are called
Is what she said

To the high desert
War is raging
You must go to the battlefield
And follow the cry of men rampaging
And gather the ones that won’t heal

Down through a cloud of smoke to the promise land
Many are dead
river runs red
“For my god and for my king” is what he said

I came to my knees with my lips to his ear
My hand to his chest
his wounded breast
For my god and for my king I will not rest

But in the high desert
You are dying
For your god and his ghost and the son
Do not hold to the earth on which you are lying
For the kingdom can never be won

All of the fallen under ground
Hollarin ground
I lay down a shrine and i
Come with the autumn to
Tear it down
Orange and brown
And I lay a soft down

For all are waiting
All in line
Brethren bathing bones in brine
Separate your light from lime
Let go of the earth

Tulip

Ada, my rarest bulb from the desert valley
Your hair of fire and skin of snow
Have caused me to the heights of the desert mountains
In search of a cure for a rampant fever
Your beauty’s power has plagued me now
I come and scour the land for the desert flower

For beauty and perfume I stake my house and my lands
The gold is sleeping in the river but the flower’s in my hand
With a paler leaf and a broken petal I’ll bait the king and queen
And to the goldsmith with my flower I’ll buy a wedding ring

Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
Oxen, sheep and wheat and rye
And land on the north seaside
Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
The finest dresses man could buy and a pearl for to bait my bride

Then with my rarest bulb to her father’s garden
And like gold for lamb or wool for clam
I gave that man the bulb for his daughter Ada
Your heart is mine and it’s mine forever
And she replied “My faith that lies on yon horizon’s
tethered me to the sky”

The match arranged and vows exchanged and the dove flew away
The bells spilled out the hollow canyon on our wedding day
To me she gave her hand until death do us part
But the birds will nest with the one that she has promised her heart

Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
The bed from which our sons will rise and the window where she cries
Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
A net to catch the birds that fly from the window where she cries

He reaches out and I withdraw
Spilling the flowering bribes from his paw
The broken petals climbing the walls
Stealing my oxygen, no air at all
From the bed I hear him call but I answer cooing when the night falls
The cotton sword is storming the hall
Cutting my vision to no sight at all

I tied the tulip round her neck like a red lead sinker
And blindfold her and spin her round and round and round
To the banks of the river
And then walk my true love in to the rushing water
And by her long hair bleeding red hair
Pull my love there under until she drown

For beauty and perfume I’d stake my house and my land
My love is sleeping in the river but the flower’s in my hand
With a paler leaf and a broken petal I’ll keep her all to me
And to the river with my flower I’ll hear my true love sing

No water is still my friend
Ready to drown
Water, water, oh water my kin
Carry me out
This iron river is mercy at last
Die as she laughs
For he is waiting where the doves nest
My true love

Tulip, tulip, with one what is did buy
The veil that parted over my bride
And the blue from her bluest eyes
Tulip, tulip, with one what I did buy
The veil that parted over my bride and her breath as my true love dies

When I’m Asleep

when im asleep
you gotta bring the bread to the table
you gotta bring the bread on home
so you dance for the rain and the sun and the wind
and you pray for your crops to grow
and every morning till sundown
you work your hands to the bone
you keep your head high and your eyes wide
diamond in your mind and you bring the bread home

but when im asleep
when im asleep
im not anyone
you’re not anywhere
when im asleep
when im asleep
im not anyone
you’re not anywhere

and you know i gotta win your heart babe
you know i gotta win your love
so i promise the moon and the stars and the sea
and i pray to the stars above
with every beat my hearts skipping
you’ll know what im made of
i keep light on and the bed warm
shelter from the storm and im keepin our love

but when im asleep
when im asleep
Im not anyone
you’re not anywhere
when im asleep
when im asleep
Im not anyone
Your not anywhere
and my mouth
doesn’t talk back to me
and my plans don’t have to be
and my back doesn’t feel gravity
and my dreams
go back to sleep

and you know i gotta make it to heaven
i know i gotta save my soul
so marry the lord and i drink from the scars
and i swear off my worldly ways
and every second a baby
is born through his mothers bones
and torn from grace
gotta find your faith
or the devils gonna claim your soul

While You Were Away

While you were away
You were away
I made
Bricks of bread
Bricks to break
From home grown grain
Planted in rows
And gathered when gold
And ground by my hand stone

While you were away
You were away
I slept past the dawn
The sun would set
And the sun would say
This night will be long
So I lit up the stars
On this ceiling of ours
And I wrote song for hours

So your home is warm
Cuz I kept warm and alive while you were gone

While you were away
You were away
I made
A charm of herbs
Herbs that pray
And the charm is brave
It’s guarding the glass
And it guarding the doors and it guarding the floor boards
Through the storm through the storm
The windows fought the wind
And the rival oak’s broken arm
But they never gave in
So I’m tending the fire
That built before you left
It’s not gone out once

So your home is warm cuz I kept warm
And alive while you were gone

Whispering Light

And we walk the road as long as the road goes
And we try to dodge the rock the valley throws
Revealer
Caught a fever
We all have a sinking stone

Ba la la la

And when the road presents a twisting case of fate
A meaner irony to contemplate
The season
Comes with a reason
We all have a setting sun

Distance, mark of distance
Your burden is your brilliance
There’s a vessel
A hidden vessel in the stone
Difference not indifference
Your passion marks you different
And you wrestle
And how you’ll wrestle to come to know

The whispering light
The truth is often quite
Like it’s whispering in light
It can tell you how to break the fever

And light is less and light is more in some
But don’t confuse the weather for the sun
Revealer
Majik healer
And when will your vision come

Ba la la la

And lightning rods will guide your journey home
And revelations from a fist of bones
And when the rock weighs heavy in your soul
Just tell it that you have earned the right to know
Revealer
How to break the fever
You’ll carry it in
Like this demons your kin
And you’ll render its secrets then