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Hex - Vast Halos Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Hex - Vast Halos

Monarch
Cool water snake glides a skyscraper lake
In its serpentine chimes the reverb overtakes
Chromatic man meadow in a can
Daddy you can do it if anybody can

Ride with the monarch
Ride with the monarch

Searching up a sidestreet holographic haze heat
Simulated blackout in the back beat

Ride with the monarch
Ride with the monarch

Nothing in this world he can't erase
With his magnetic head and a well turned phrase
Talking bout machines that justify the means
Pyramid schemes ripping at the seams

Phantom power drones authenticity
Everywhere the hum of spilled electricity

Ride with the monarch
Ride with the monarch

Purple velvet liquid coming on so vivid
Drink the pink elixir just the way that he did
See the crash of Rome not too far from home
All the clustered cities underneath the dome

The windows start to vibrate
It orchestrates the earthquake
Queen to knights pawn three
I'll bet you that its checkmate

Ride with the monarch
Ride with the monarch

 

Shelter
Give me your hand
You've got powdered glass in your blood
Replicated and shattered
A quicksilver flood

Nightsky bends down its clusters to almost taste
Don't let your shelter go to waste

Let me be your shelter
If you've ever felt a thing for me
Is there anything you see in me
You've got one of me, I've got one of you
I'd burn up alone if you wanted me to see it through
Prove it to you

Tell me your real name
You've had other names in the past
Those sirens screamed them all at us
When you were lashed to the mast

Nightsky exhales its moondrug
Your drink is laced
Don't let this shelter go to waste

 

March
I like the stand the tall palms take
Reaching up for back to the primitive days
I like the stand in the sand the way
Of the waves all willing to take me in

I'd like to see good fortunes face
But I did I was wishing for just a taste
Of something sweet and minted pennies
That stay on tight on my eyes

But its March now
It's the shiny time
You've got to march in time

I'd like the world I never knew
It never was except for you
I'd like to be the rescuee
Just like the part you wrote for me

Your ink too orange and leaking through
Who could gaze the coals we've walked into
We swagger tough and bluff and stuff
But still enough is never enough

I'd like to lie on a raft and moving
Fast the good times all spinning past
And fancy draped in beaded gown
My fingers dripping as night comes down

I guess I'll float with the truncated heads
And think this through even when I'm dead
I'll never say enough is enough
This is just the way the rainbow looks close up

 

Centaur
If you hear those horsemen coming
I'll tell you now it's gonna be all right
Hills resounding to their drumming
Down the valley and into the night

Oh baby, you don't have to worry
Everything is justifed
Oh baby, you don't have to worry
Everything is on your side

Cause were going to a land
Where everybody's gonna understand
That the time has come
Now go and get ready

I won't even look behind me
A dusty picture of my old life
Press my face into the shoulder
Of the one with the colored eyes

 

Antelope
Antelope tramped into town
Twin sons bravado and despair (and despair)
Tiny sounds followed him all around
All through the evening air (evening air)

He didn't realize
That time keeps passing on and on and on and on
Hours unsynchronize
Forty years in forty years are gone and on and on and on

In the smallest room I'll think of snow
And seal my chilly envelope around you
While the dusk settles in you know
Some unheard of antelopes without you

Heliotrope behind thick glass
I'd like to take you there someday (some day)
South Dakota comes with icy grass
When the painted backdrop molds away (away)

You'll never realize
Time keeps passing on and on and on and on
Memory solidifies
Twenty years in twenty years are gone and on and on and on

In the smallest room I'll think of snow
And seal my chilly envelope around you
You can see you're only free to go
Your sky uncloudy antelopes without you

Antelope sloped out of town
Twin sons bravado and despair (and despair)
Bells were ringing from the underground
All through the evening air

We never realized
While watching time pass on and on and on and on
We never realized
Until the wolves stopped howling what was gone and on and on and on

 

Hollywood In Winter
Hollywood in winter
You're supposed to show
Tonight too slight to hold the happy
Hope of life at all

Sunset loves me tender
Flowing with the go
Tonight's too light to hide inside
The yes that follows no

So I say maybe

Not to mention
The mansion of the aching hearts
(Hollywood in winter)
A blue dimension
The mansion of the aching hearts
(Hollywood in winter)

Hollywood in winter
Someone at the door
He used to live here years ago
But that was long before

You built the mansion of the aching hearts
(Hollywood in winter)
I never mention the mansion of the aching hearts
(Hollywood in winter)

Hollywood in winter
Somewhere far below
Action camera preaching
Practice thinking small

In its yellowed splendor
Ghosts all steal the show
Still I'm too slight to hold the happy
Hope of life at all

So I say maybe

Here in the mansion
The mansion of the aching hearts
(Hollywood in winter)
That blue dementia
The mansion of the aching hearts
(Hollywood in winter)

All my love from Hollywood
Hollywood in winter

[Spoken Part - over repeated last verse] [3:07]
I ...uhh... heard about this... this guy, you know, he was umm...
working and he always kinda knew I ...?... [3:16]
Uhh... he was a car salesman, but he had this woman boss
So he's... ooh, I don't know...
So he goes, uhh...
"Sh-She said she had to talk to you about something,
so she ...?... [3:33]
Then she says, "Take a breath." And he does.
And then, umm... she says, "Hold your palms up and repeat after me:
I'm open to all the good things in the universe."
And so he says, "I'm open to all the good things in the universe."
And then she says, "There is more than enough money in this world for me."
So he says, "There is more than enough money in this world for me."
? [4:11]
So lady-like. Another thing... she forgot her ? [4:20]
...?...
...she says, "the creative God... stupid... stupid... fuck!
I'm not getting in your bed...
...?...

 

Orpheus Circuit
Backstage when I was twenty-three
The count and lieutenant fought a strange duel over me
And I screamed as I ran down my hotel corridor
Each mirror reflecting more deep than before

Deep dark
Deeper than I could stand

Hands everywhere
On the orpheus circuit they drink from my mouth
And our hands touch and link and we drink and we drown
With land everywhere
On the orpheus circuit and everyone came
But the dark always starts past the cages of flame

On the stage fright
I can still taste that smoke
My voice
Ten seconds after I spoke

And my crush vivid gloves
That crawled up my arms
And white eyeless creatures
All hatched from the foam

Deep down
Deeper than I could stand

Hands everywhere
On the orpheus circuit they drink from my mouth
And our hands touch and link and we drink and we drown
Land everywhere
On the orpheus circuit and everyone came
But the dark always starts past the flames on the stage

 

Aquamarine
Aquamarine
Try not to break
Luminous days
Points in the distance

An Indian Summer echo returns
rolling in glossy mossy riverbeds
Where highway once burned

Notice the hum by the newness of its absence
The silence spreads like syrup
Its coating everything

Aquamarine
Thanks anyway
Recurring nights

Aquamarine
Try not to move
Luminous days
Points in the distance

Aquamarine

 

Hell
Its thirty minutes since you went away
At 6:51
Each minute colder as the night decays
The music's just begun

I'll take your cup
And drink up what you left in it
Somebody melting in the room next door
Or maybe it was me

The saxophone plays on
The neon flicker's gone
Manhattan sings along
It sounds like ooh

A sign is swinging in the rain somewhere
Nobodys going there
The taxi driver's eyes are grey
Its just another day for him

The saxophone plays on
The neon flicker is gone
Manhattan sings along
It sounds like ooh

 

Vast Halos
One in the hips
One in the spine
One in the body
One in the throat
One in the mind

(Vast halos) [Repeated slowly in background throughout song]

 

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