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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Freaky Conclusions

Again
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

Take a walk with me mister
It's time that we arrive
We swerved too late, could mean someone's sister
It could mean summer's rise

The night she left tears were steam
Too hot to cry over my stupid dreams
And you can't change your mind just because we're getting in
It's just another way to say you know nothing

Oh, what a clever mind
Still I don't understand
Oh I can't let the judgement heads judge me
You look and look and look and never see
You lock the cage and set the darkness free, again

Life, it's like a cave, but go too deep
You find unexpected things
Some of them bring joy and it strips you back so quick (quick, quick)
You never feel the sting

And way at the back where it's cold and it's black
A side of yourself that you hate to unpack
But no one wants to stay and look into the crack
In case it's just their own eyes looking back

Oh, what a holy night
To set the world alight
Use our dreams to burn our way to Rome
Use our children's eyes to guard our home
Put another cushion on the throne, again

 

Blues
[rev. Dec. 28, 2006]

Looking out to this rainy town
Putting on my dressing gown
I feel that down is the only way to go

She's gone and I'm still here
So I light another and disappear
My only fear is time will pass too slow

If I could fly away into a brand new day
I'd be somewhere safe and dry and so high

Well on my shoulder there's no wings
I try to think of cheerful things
But the things I think of only bring me down

If I could fly away into a brand new day
I'd be somewhere safe and dry and so high

But on my shoulder there's just no wings
I try to think of cheerful things
But the things I think of only bring me down

 

Fingers In My Skull
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

It was only my shaking hands
They told me the parcel contained a surprise
In the dawn of her/dormobile/dumb unhold [0:43] apartment
The wallpaper good-byes/combines/kept eyes/beguiles [0:48]
And we're never against the weird excuse
And we're never against the weird excuse
All straight forward, lullabies/long good-byes [1:09]

So I'm unwrapping me [1:21]
Why should you merit [1:27]
And my daughters [1:29] know that's true
Look inside, luck and look in yourselves [1:41]
It's just a point of view
But even if I look up close
(But even) and I look up close
I could never see you
But even if I look up close
I could never see you

Sent me gold and frankincense
You sent me sky and God
You sent me to the other world
And getting back was hard
You sent me hearts and diamonds
They was only on the cards
And the fingers in my skull go (ah ah ah ah ah-ah)
Fingers in my skull go

 

Mechanism
The fire suggests goodbye
It's the end of abstract embraces
Cold water daylight scattered
A week to get it out of the body
I've forgotten all my best lines
Like incense in the fan mail
The puppet's got hold of its strings
Are you calmer in your armour?
Goblin skinny fingers tugging on my...
Mechanism

The blues is in your answer
You nod but it means nothing
Just a perfect stranger
You sing your stupid anthem
And the world becomes transparent
A ball quite old and silent
A network of temptation
Left smouldering and ruined
Reptile little captains biting on my...
Mechanism

The rest has taught us nothing
Reappear with both guns blazing
And waste the ticket seller
Who wasn't even in your story
And it's fools like him who catch you
When the government is falling
And the endless past is calling
Until the words become undrowned
Desperate dying signals getting on my...
Mechanism

The book remains unopened
The gift has been returned
The Incas gone forever
But it's nothing worth repeating
So we sit among our gardens
And never lift a finger
And never dream to argue
Or even poke the ashes
Wonder what I'm doing in another year or...
Mechanism

 

I'm Through
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

She thought that she could get away
She thought that idiot could turn her stones to jewels
He was laughing like a forest
He was swaying like a school
She thought she could get between
She thought the doctor might kill her love of names
He was grinning through the tropics
He was losing all the same
And you, you say it's true
But I don't believe I'm through

She thought she could get along
She thought that ancient men can fill her mind with doubt
They were standing out in courtyards
They were drinking through the drought
She thought she could get about
She thought the card shark could deal a shaky hand
He was cheating with his failings
He was partners with the land
Any you, you say it's true
But I don't believe I'm through

She thought she could get above
She thought the pilot should take her back to birth
He was fainting in the engine room
He was falling back to earth
She thought she could get around
She thought the foreigner had left behind his trips
He was banished and a bit irate
He was like a heart that skips
Any you, you say it's true
But I don't believe I'm through

 

Weird Old World
[rev. May 31, 2003]

Won't you come and wander this weird old world
With all its dark secrets and dreams
We could walk through the lands and fly through the air
And float away in streams

A storm of mystery
Raining all over me
Birds, graves, crocodiles
Whispers carrying on for miles

We talk about this city and all of its lies
That's a joke, we're a cog in its wheel
And we're rolling on down to the end of the hill
And never stopping to feel

A storm of mystery
Raining over me
Wind, souls, emptiness
Childhoods spent in the wilderness

A storm of mystery
Raining over me
Songs, pasts, imbeciles
Fevers, feathers, windowsills

Hey won't you come and look around
You never know what you should find
Maybe it's cold, maybe it's old
Maybe you left it behind

Maybe you left it behind
Maybe you left it behind

 

She Me We
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

She, she thought she found an answer
And me, I wasn't there at all
And we are sifting through the dancers
On their faces no expressions
All their words just sad confessions
You could say we lost our way

And she, her life was like a desert
And me, the hills were only sand
And we, our time was badly measured
Sometimes here and sometimes there
And when they meet they stop and stare
You could say we had our way

She me we
She me we
Don't I lose my identity
She me we
She me we
I look up sometimes and who's standing there

She, she thought she found a fortune
And me, I wasn't there at all
And we sailed above old Neptune
On his face there's no expression
All his words a sad confession
As you could say we've lost our way

And she, her life was like a desert
And me, the hills were only sand
We, our time was badly measured
Sometimes here, sometimes there
When they meet they hardly care
You could say we had our way

She me we
She me we
Don't I lose my identity
She me we
She me we
I look up sometimes and who's standing there
Standing there

 

All Of These Questions
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

The house had been prepared
The owner's never there
A victim was ensnared
The owners never care

And I don't know and I can't see
What all of these questions have to do with me
Another five minutes and you wouldn't have known
I should have left this thing alone

It gets to a point where you just don't care
And everything is everywhere
You want to destroy, you want to command
But what you had in mind is out of hand

The times are sad enough
And men are bad enough
And I'm asking you what you want with all this stuff
Scared into bed/to bet [1:54], scared to bluff

And I don't know and I can't see
What all of these questions have to do with me
Another five minutes and you wouldn't have known
I should have left this thing alone

But it gets to a point where you just don't care
And everything is everywhere
You want to destroy, you want to command
But what you had in mind is out of hand

The House was in control
It had an evil soul
It sucked away my hold
Distorted all my gold

Because I don't know and I can't see
What all of these questions have to do with me
Another five minutes and you wouldn't have known
I should have left this thing alone

But it gets to a point where you just don't care
And everything is everywhere
You want to destroy, you want to command
But what you had in mind is out of hand

And I don't know and I can't see
What all of these questions have to do with me

 

The Collector
[From a demo reel dated Dec. 14, 1983.]

[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

(So divine, so divine)

I take the things from their leather cases
And I arrange them in their special places
I collected people like you might collect flowers
But they only lived for a couple of hours
The famous flickered in these flames
And hear the waiting and played their games

Only a mad dog would turn on the world
Only a mad dog would turn on the world

I watched the morning in the evening
I saw the clouds as they were leaving
Collected people as you might collect stamps
Princes, killers, heroes, tramps
The lonely locked here in this room
With scant regard and no perfume

Only a mad dog would turn on the world
Only a mad dog would turn on the world (left for you)

I help the poor to find the boats
In avenues and garden groves
I collected people like you might collect coins
I quenched their hearts and burned their loins
This is where the general slept
Near the place their soldiers wept

Only a mad dog would turn on the world
Only a mad dog would turn on the world

---

[Part of another old Kilbey song, possibly recorded over on the original tape, plays at the end]

It's so, so far fetched
It's just a fading dream I kept
It's just a song I thought I heard
But when I listen very hard
I must've been asleep or somewhere else

The slippery fish that swims away
Nibble corners of my mind...

 

Stone Gods
[rev. May 31, 2003]

Wished I'd been awake when I woke up today
I must have been some dreamin' when I heard you say your prayer for me
And that smile must have faded from your compelling face
And something quite different has taken its place and stares emptily

You're standing alone
With your gods made of stone
Probability
But their hands wave you on
And the moment has gone
From your memory

On the road with fortune and you meet this man
Offers you his grin and a place to stand your mystery
Have a look around, won't you be my guest
Everything is splendid, nothing second best, in front of me

But he's standing alone
With his gods made of stone
Probability
But their hands wave you on
And the moment has gone
From your memory

You know you own the city, you can do what you like
The streets crawl away and the buildings bite when they get hungry
So I dressed up my window with a hand-sewn flag
Someday it's my reward, someday it's just a rag I wave emptily

But I'm standing alone
With my gods made of stone
Probability
But their hands wave you on
And the moment has gone
From your memory

Yeah you're standing alone
With your gods made of stone
Probability
But their hands wave you on
And the moment has gone
From your memory

Spoken At End:
SK: ...And sometimes I just feel like writing the music to a song, you know.
Nothing really out of there. I feel a bit guilty.

Female voice: Sometimes it never expects it...

 

An Arrangement
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

Standing in the daylight, songs upon the air
Cactus and the midnight, the pricks of despair
You say that you're not leaving, you say you don't care
I stare into the evening until I find it everywhere

Now, shadow and deception
Now, chaos or conception
Now, feelings fall away
The things we loved, the things we left today

She lived upon a ranch, oh, a hundred miles behind
Mistakes and sweet romance, oh, I really lost my mind
You say you fled the borders and they treat you kind
But deeper into winter you'll wonder what you've signed

How, the time passed so unnoticed
How, our cause was so unfocussed
How, feelings fall away
The things we loved, the things we kept today

And, oh, it's just an arrangement
No, they don't care if you see
You think you're sick of being yourself
And what you crave is somebody else
Make an arrangement with me

Leaning on the rails that gleam into the shade
Drinking back our thirsty jokes, the dust, the dust of a parade
The captains pass and swagger, women's costume change
Your brother with a dagger, and then it starts to fade

Now, shadow and deception
Now, chaos or conception
Now, feelings fall away
The things we loved, the things we left today

A hotel looms beside me, painted white and blue
There's nowhere left to hide me, except inside of you
Our beasts are packed and ready, the sand begins its song
The sun is strong and steady, its life is young and long

How, the time passed so unnoticed
How, our cause was so unfocussed
How, feelings fell away
The things we loved, the things we kept today

Oh, it's just an arrangement
No, they don't care if you see
You think you're sick of being yourself
What you crave is somebody else
Make an arrangement with me

An arrangement
An arrangement

 

Travel Light
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

I travel light
With my arms around the world tonight
What keeps us apart
The way it must end or the way it could start
It starts with a risk
But who could've thought it would all come to this
You just can't sit down
Even though you once lived on the ground

And, if you remain
Why not believe

We travel fast
Hungry for all the things we went past
When you give it away
They turn it into journeys and they tell you to stay

And, if you remain
Why not believe

You travel back
And you'll sense the/Anxious banter [2:38] violent knucklebones crack
I remember his face
He might take you any old place

And, if you remain
Why not believe

Why not believe
Why not believe

 

Freaky Conclusions
[rev. Nov. 1, 2008]

[Electronically distorted vocals - likely quite inaccurate]

[0:59] My heart was waiting for the premium to prove they're sorry
Prospect, a calling, a flowing to please

[1:09] Wake me when time is nearer, all of the signs are clearer
All white, a prophet, a tear on the breeze

[1:19] Somewhere a call is haunting, bells unto truffles melting
Called us, it's knotted, I'm counting on love

[1:29] Potion to price through research, now I'm supposed to preserve
Mainly not to follow, follow till dawn

[1:41] And to think there'll come a time
When tonight won't be a lie/allowed/sublime/so blind/???
And the night is wearing a ring
It's about to make you

[1:59] Don't bother/New power to stop his drinking, new power that thinks he's got your groove on
And nubile, you turn into folds

[2:09] Why don't you/Violently ask me when the people are tired and spotted
Determined to do it, it's far and it's cold

[2:18] Beautiful taking, aren't you free from the cold
And won't you hire it, desire, the coach into town

[2:28] The finest secrecy, embroiled on the fountains
Stick it into the rivers, the boat of our way

[2:40] And to think there'll come a time
And tonight won't be ???
And the night is wearing a ring
It's about to make you

[3:48] When the swans are calling, we need to prove their story
Prospect, a calling, a flowing to please

[3:57] All of the signs are clearer, wake me when time is nearer
Approaching our target, hot tears on a breeze

[4:07] At our hotel its haunting, falls into truffles melting
Called us desire, I'm counting on love

[4:17] Nothing deprives the reason, now they're supposed to preserve/matters of most increasing
Begged you not to follow, follow till dawn

[4:29] And to think there'll come a time
And tonight won't be ???
And the night is wearing a ring
It's about...

[5:19] Freaky conclusion
Freaky conclusion

[6:35 - fade out]

[6:43-7:19 - instrumental]

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