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Snow Job (2nd Jack Frost album) Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 October 2012

Snow Job

JACK FROST BLUES

We got some rifles and they're loaded too
We got our sights set on you
Endangered species and bikini lines
Well that's the pitch, hope you have a good time

Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Come sing the Jack Frost Blues

Beefed up the budget for ammunition
Kidnapped a college kid with a freakin' vision (freak condition ?)
Bought a million feet of black and white
Found a silent movie star who liked to work at night

Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Yeah that's the Jack Frost Blues

We swung a deal on a cargo plane
Ran out of fuel, went down in the rain
No one was hurt but the wigs got wet
Shaved our heads, that was a better bet

Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Watch out for the Jack Frost Blues

Drifters drift into focus
They're down the back lot, they're parking your car
They get it rigged with some hocus-pocus
They should know better the way that you are

Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Well do you get it?
Come see the Jack Frost Blues

All this commotion brought the local police
They took our rockets, wouldn't sign a release
Without our firepower we couldn't make art
Down and out in Hollywood right back at the start

Well do you get it? (No I don't get it)
Well do you get it? (No I don't get it)
Well do you get it?
Well do you get it? (No I don't get it)
Come on and get it? (No I don't get it)
Well do you get it?
Come sing the Jack Frost Blues

AVIATRIX

When I was a kid, I'd look at the sky
Watching the birds, up there so high
Waking up cold with the sun in my eye
Shaking like a feather trying to fly

I'm gonna fly, fly, fly somewhere (now it's monsoon soon)
Fly, fly, fly somewhere (somewhere over the moon)

Following the vapor, leading the clouds
Far from the throbbing lake of the crowds
Alone I'm alone for crying out loud
Cumulonimbus, like a gray shroud

I'm gonna fly, fly, fly somewhere (now it's monsoon soon)
Fly, fly, fly somewhere (somewhere over the moon)

Look at the dials, it's all looking wrong
Turn on the radio, maybe they're playing our song
Down in the sea, south of Hong Kong
Why did you have to leave me so long

I'm gonna fly, fly, fly somewhere (now it's monsoon soon)
Fly, fly, fly somewhere (somewhere over the moon)

Yeah, now we're breathing thin air
You could lose an entire city up there
You could fall and fall nowhere
You could easily disappear up there

I'm gonna fly, fly, fly somewhere
Fly, fly, fly somewhere
Fly, fly, fly somewhere
Fly, fly, fly somewhere
I'm gonna fly, fly, fly somewhere
Fly, fly, fly somewhere
Fly, fly, fly somewhere
Fly, fly, fly somewhere

RUNNING FROM THE BODY

You've been here before
I've seen that face before I opened the door to you
You've got the power
That's why I like you
Yes it's true

(Grant)
Inside on the ceiling
black above the deathbed.
There's a bandage on the curtain
across the window. It moves but
does not move.

(Steve)
Deep, deep in a room patiently
shining in the darkness
surrounding. Small details
dissolving, the moment it comes
penetration is due

You've got the power
That's why I like you
Yes it's true

(Grant)
Outside there's a wind crawling
up the hill to the top of the
trees. Moving through a melody
of grief it sounds like running
from the body.

(Steve)
You're coming up through,
nobody sees you, but I do.
First notice the feeling
and then the sound as the
flesh breaks through

(Grant)
I said it all, was that all
I said, yeah I said it all
was that all I said

(Steve)
You've got the power, that's
why I like you
Yes it's true

He's been driving since 1943
Never sent a postcard home
What about them bones in the orchard wall
Yeah he's running from the body

Yes it's true
Raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth

SHAKEDOWN

Isadore Columbine woke up in the dunes
How she came to be there no one ever knew, shakedown
They took him in for questioning, they didn't get a thing
They said she shouldn't try to impersonate the king, shakedown
But the bugger'd done his damage the American dream
Voodoo on the covers of all the magazines, shakedown
He took her to his car, and showered her with praise
Married to an astronaut she disappeared for days, shakedown
Everybody cried, said they'd never seen a star
Shine as bright at Columbine in a burning car, shakedown

YOU DON'T KNOW

Caught in a driving winter's rain
Two people wait for a train
They don't know where it's going to
I don't think it matters, do you?

You don't know what life is
You don't know where life is taking you
You don't know what life is taking you

Out of your hands, and out of your eyes
What comes next is just a surprise
It's getting dark, getting darker
Now I know what you're after

Caught in a driving winter's rain
Two people turn home again
They don't know where it's going to
I don't think it matters, do you?

You don't know what life is
You don't know where life is taking you
You don't know what life is
Do you
You don't know what life is
You don't know where life is taking you
You don't know where life is taking you

WEIGHTLESS AND WILD

Well the worm, deep down and cold
Has finally turned, burned down and sold
See the day, three more to go
Pull up its wings and fade
And you find you're easily gone
And you think something's moved on
But you're wrong, yeah you're wrong
And I believed you so long

Watch me smile, gold dust and pearls
Watch me run a crooked mile, you've lost the world
Watch me fall, weightless and wild
We will not go out in style
And you find you're easily gone
And you think you really belong
Well you're wrong, yes you're wrong
And I believed you so long

Well the worm, deep down and cold
Has finally turned, burned down and sold
See the day, three more to go
Pull up its wings and fly away
And you find you're easily gone
And you thought it's the end of the song
Well you're wrong, yeah you're wrong
And I believed you so long

PONY EXPRESS

It's easy on the man who tries
It's easy when he tries to buy surprises
Ravens in the black sky
It's easy when the angel cut her hair
And said despair you've got the righteous
They're waiting for disaster
I don't know if you're coming to
I don't know if you know about devices
Well I can hear their laughter

Everything and nothing
Everything and nothing
Liar, Liar

I don't know if you said it right
I don't know if you're coming 'round later
She's whispering your number
I thought I made it clear to you
I thought you were the one you had to hate her
Her fingers are all thumbs yeah

Teddy said to Joan you've gotta
Make it on your own I gotta fly now
You took your net and caught her
Then I heard she disappeared
All the things got burned, goodbye now
You're outed by your daughter

COUSIN / ANGEL

Red light, white light, shining, burning bright
Cousin/Angel's staying overnight
A ragged strip of flame, a fool's delight
Drop in deep, horizon out of sight

No I don't want to know (I don't know)
And I don't want to see (I don't see)
And I don't want to be like you
Be like you

Red light, white light, shining, burning bright
Angels glide, bearing beauty cold
Cousin/Angel's staying overnight
Overland and back into the fold
A ragged strip of flame, a fool's delight
Full of stones endless story told
Drop in deep, horizon out of sight
Distant hands with nothing left to hold

Red light, white light, shining, burning bright
And I don't want to be like you
Cousin/Angel's staying overnight
And I don't want to be like you
Overland and back into the fold
And I don't want to be like you
Distant hands with nothing left to hold
And I don't want to be like you

LITTLE SONG

Alright
She lives by the sea in a funny little house
She's got an African manager and some Indian cows
She seems so distracted by the waves and the sand
She practises white magic on a black baby grand

It's not about right or wrong
It's just a little song

The people next door stole some chickens, everyone wants to be friends
Cindy is just a beautician practicing her self-defence
Joey is greasing the Chevy tattooed and awful thin
Swearing that the light is heavy, dreaming about mortal sin

She rolls the dice to determine her future
You can walk in her shoes if you think that they suit 'ya
She can put on an accent, she can pull on a leg
To proud to beseech you, too humble to beg

Oh why don't I belong
In a little song
It's not about right or wrong
It's just a little song

EMPIRE

Aren't you tired, aren't you sleepy (never going nowhere)
Can't you see what's wrong with you (comes with someone)
I am summer, gonna crush us (never going nowhere)
Change our skin, leave us ashes

I just wanna know
How long you're going to keep me
Locked out of your empire

Dancing pretty spins my mind (never going nowhere)
Racing into steals my time (comes with someone)
In the action, breaking down (never going nowhere)
Moving lightly and never ending

ANGELA CARTER

Angela Carter puts down her typewriter
And stares at the snow
Her bones getting brittle, hair turning whiter
Such a long way to go
Counting the stars in the sky
Wondering just where we are
Dreaming that you didn't die
Morning isn't that far

She lives in her own world
She lives in her own world

Tiny little toyshop, playing with fireworks
She set fire to the Thames
Nights at the circus, an army of lovers
Like lightning to her friends
Indian river runs deep
Plunging right off of the page
Are you awake or asleep
You think I would know by this stage

Angela Carter puts down her typewriter
And stares at the snow
Her bones getting brittle, hair turning whiter
Such a long way to go
Reflections distorted by time
Mirrors corrupted by youth
Now that you don't have to lie
Why don't you tell us the truth

HAZE

Please let me in, I wasn't introduced
I really want to be your friend
I'd like to know, I wasn't introduced
I really want to make amends
There's a place that I know, it's so hard to find
I'd like to take you there, if you've got the mind
'Cause I never dreamed at all I'd know someone like you
The temple of your secret hell is the heaven I've been through
We'd like to know, it's kind of confidential
But where on earth did you go
We're just your friends and that's coincidental
But do you really like the end
I wish I was so strong, I wish I was so good
I'd show you all those things I know I never could
We just go round and round, the circle has decreased
You're starving for some lovely love the vultures scarf the feast
Beware of freaks, they really mess your mind
You're looking fabulous this time
They shook you up, you rattled and you rolled
Another generation crime
A man without a heart, is a ship without a rudder
You run into the rocks, feel our timber shudder
You're greedy with your time, who can lay the blame

If I was as young as you I guess I'd be the same
You played the game, you lived on consequences
Without a dollar to your name
Up on the hill your busy man advances
Are you so scared to stand still
Take a look around, see the stranglehold
The winters are so warm, the summers are so cold
And it's ugly out there now, the wind is whispering things
You haven't heard the last of this the rumors have grown wings

Coming back to me
Coming back to me
Coming back to me through a haze of memory

Foxes in the sky, the dunes dark and deep
Jury swinging on the vines, while I make a scene
Days and days of rain, mushrooms by the ton
Waiting for our clothes to dry, Mr. Watson cleans his gun
Walking 'round the fences, a sister left behind
A visit by a country doctor, two years from going blind
Sundays at the big house, cream and Sheffield steel
Still the talk of Singapore, and how it feels real
It crawls across the grassland, a wall of shining heat
Coming on back to me through rocky seat

DRY DOCK

If you know what you want I tell ya you can get it 'round here
You better jet jam and ramble before it all disappears

We've been hardwired
Down here on dry dock
Shining chromide
Down here on dry dock

Now we're down in the diamond mine digging in the earth
Can't you understand that I don't know what it's worth
Sweating in the summer in the tree snake rain
Taking lots of medicine to appease the pain

Hardwalk shining
Down here at dry dock
We've been hardwired
Down here on dry dock

If you don't fly that high you know you're gonna live with fear
There's always gonna be a jerk ready with a gun or a spear

We've been hardwired
Down here on dry dock
Shining chromide
Down here on dry dock
Snow flies, hold tight
Down here on dry dock
Crazy, deep fried
Down here on dry dock

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