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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Forget Yourself

Sealine
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

The minute the sting penetrates your finger
You're strapped to the pain like an angry stranger
The moment the rain freezes in the gutter
Come the flaming birds and their hideous matter
The second the claw lifts up your chin
I'm alone in your head and you can't get in

Somebody said that it's all for you
It's a miracle, let it alter you
But I will not follow you to the sea line

Somebody went and turned it on for you
Revelation baby, you're beautiful
But I will not follow you to the sea line

The instant the transfer hits your account
And it's deep in the black, and just one way out
The morning the storm rolled to the coast
We were down to the shake, and our silent throats
The evening the trees lash at the window
The roots curl up, strangle the candles

Somebody said that it's all for you
It's a miracle, let it alter you
But I will not follow you to the sea line

Somebody went and turned it on for you
Revelation baby, you're beautiful
But I will not follow you to the sea line

(To the sea line)
It's a miracle, let it alter you
Revelation baby, you're beautiful

To the sea line

 

Song In Space
(1-2-3...)

(1-2-3-4!)

You
You wake up late
Yet you're asleep
Inside a dream

Then
You feel something
Superimposed
Upon your thoughts

They say that in the future every man and woman will be a star
And everybody's shining and it's blinding and they don't see too far

You can't spend the whole song in space

Next
You move outside
You feel grey rain
Upon your skin

In
The muted hush
The raindrops crash
The seconds roar

They say we're all assembled from the tiny pieces of the red shift
The elevator's later but it's swifter to just wait for a lift

You can't spend the whole song in space

(Yeah!)

Life
The new frontier
An interlude
Eternity

You
You drink some wine
You had a smoke
You got to smile

They say that at the speed of light the particles all get quite excited
But out here in this universe it's bursting and we're all so delighted

You can't spend the whole song...
You can't spend the whole song in space

 

The Theatre And Its Double
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

Baby I know there's people out there starving
Baby don't go, you got the wrong idea
Baby don't say there's people out there laughing
Baby that way it's gonna take me years

You're blowing hot and cold
I want you heart and soul
A critique of pure reason won't give me what you stole

Some day I think that nothing outside matters
Some day you blink, and you miss a thousand years
Some day I pray, fawning dumbly to my betters
Some day you stay till the audience appears

You're blowing hot and cold
I want you heart and soul
A critique of pure reason won't give me what you stole

 

Telepath
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

You got no reason to go
I'll make it up, I don't know
You got no reason to stay
Anyway, anyday

The flowers down the side of the house this morning
The tiny wheels within the whorl
A date pulled backwards and then left drowning
So the future can uncurl

You got no reason to laugh
Lead you down telepath
You've got no reason to cry
Anyhow, anywhy

The women by the shore in the night are leaving
The angry dawn that slyly grins
The soulscraper air that the boys are breathing
Assembled parts, tiny sins

You got no reason to live
Pheremone
You got no reason to die
Anyhow, anytime

The music and the traffic and the rain are blending
The water meters, the fire escapes
Children in the present moment unending
Nobody knows their former shapes

You got no reason to live
Pheremone
You got no reason to die
Anyhow, anytime

 

See Your Lights
[rev. Sept. 25, 2005]

Come down
Come down, come to me
She's somewhere sliding through me
Even though I can't believe it
If I look can the Earth receive you
How come I see you

I'm never coming down
From the ceiling sister, losing life
We're spinning down and down
Watch the medium, sister

Come floatin' on through yourself
I hate to love you now baby on my own I see you
You have to haunt yourself

How come I see your lights
They keep paralyzing me
Try a little light on me
Everything's so bright

How come you see your lights in me

Winding your way through this room full of flesh
Science, sexuality, the heat of your breath
Each bead of sweat, the message is sent
An army of hips, and trenches to defend
You can call your name again and again
Wear out your welcome, and escape on a train
Slither on up to a shining star
Concern yourself with the weird and bizarre
Disappear like smoke in a cold black sky
With a warm soft throb and a flash of light

How come I see your lights
They keep paralyzing me
Hey, try a little light on me
Everything's so bright

How come you see your lights in me
Come away, come away
Come away, come away

(How come you see your lights)
(Come away)

The last faint "come away" is only on the downloadable file versions (AAC and WMA) available on the Forget Yourself DualDisc from Silverline.

 

Lay Low
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

They say that it's inevitable
They say it's uniform
They say it's undetectable
Do you know who is your foe
How to lay low in a storm
How to lay low
How to stay out

They'll put your pain before philosophy
You'll put the number on for everyone to see
How to stay low
How to lay out

They say it's unavoidable
You say it's necessary
They say it's unforgettable
How to lay low
How to lay out

They'll burn up entering your atmosphere
They'll be obvious to anyone down here
How to stay low
How to lay out

Do you know who is your foe
How to lay low in a storm
How to lay low
How to stay out

 

Maya
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

When, how did you notice
Why, what can't you see
Yeah, if that's all the difference it makes
Yeah, it makes it all different for me

Now you're lost in this moment
Now outside of time
Now, now you remember it all
How, now that reminds me

Well, what can you do now
When everything's done now
And we really need something out there
All this is just Maya to me

 

Appalatia
[rev. Aug. 30, 2007]

Appalatia, you're such a beautiful high
At the gates of a pale blue desire
Cloudy in my memory
Like one long moment can be
Such a godly gift
(You're such a beautiful high)

Turning favor on
Every day I'm watching you
Learning our love song
In this way it's changing you

Fascination, your secret's alive
In the ascending, brings on an ultimate smile
Water in the lamplight
Danced along this shared night
Singing with the star shine
Until the morning sun blind

Burning slowly on
Everyday I'm missing you
Yearning not for long (You're such a beautiful high)
Every way I'm getting you

You're such a beautiful high
Such a beautiful high

Water in the lamplight
Danced along this shared night
Singing with the star shine
Until the morning sun blind

Journey up and on
Every day becoming you
Burning as you play
(You're such a beautiful high)
On this day becoming you
(You're such a beautiful high)

Blissful in our shelter
Summer must have melt her
Never have I felt her
A river and a delta

 

June
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

June arrives Rumoured days
Days of willing it to be

In the nest
Futures hatch
It's such a lovely thing to see

Oh my God
Like an angel moon
What fortune

Like a child
In a field
So it grows, so it yields

June is here
There is love
In the background constantly

From the west
Lights go out
It's such a lonely thing to see

Oh my Lord
Talk of devils soon
What fortune

Like the fruit
In a seed
So it grows
So it needs

Oh my soul
So like her cocoon
Long gone June

Her dark sides
Her bare fields
As she knows
As she feels

 

Don't You Fall
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

Babe this city is a mouth
Set to swallow ya
What you doing in this town?
So take my hand, you'll fall

Don't you fall
Don't you fall

All the windows full of eyes
Always watching ya
Underneath these cracked black skies
We can't be seen at all

Don't you fall
Don't you fall

Empty houses full of sounds
Always haunting ya
And there is no hallowed ground
So just watch out, you'll fall

Don't you fall (don't you, don't you, don't you fa-all)
Don't you fall (da-don't you, don't you)

(Don't you fall)

 

I Kept Everything
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

I kept everything
Mornings and days paraded through space
And stripped of all their meaning

I saved everything
But this afternoon I just ran out of room
I haven't got the foggiest

Yeah (yeah, yeah) let me get this straight
If it's a matter of luck (yeah, yeah)
Or a matter of fate

I'm a tiny little flash in a damaged universe
You know what makes it bettter only makes it worse

Trying to find you
Try to remind you
Trying to find you

I see everything
Glitter and glamour, the bitter, the hammer
That smashes up the evening

I heard everything
Buzzes and creaks, cymbals and shrieks
I haven't got the feeling left

Wait (yeah, yeah)
Let me sort this out
If it's a question of faith (yeah, yeah)
Or a question of doubt

You're an undiscovered wonder in a desolated place
I wonder who's representing you, handling your case

Trying to find you
Try to remind you
Trying to find you

(Yeah, yeah)
(Trying to find you) (Oh, oh)

 

Nothing Seeker
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

I'm sorry if I come across as thoughtless
I'm happy if I come across at all
It's useless when the ending becomes endless
I'm early 'cause there's no where else to go

I hope you don't think that I'm angry
I hope you don't think that I'm wrong
I hope you don't think that I'm frightened
I hope you think that I belong

It's funny that I seem to be so careless
I'm certain that it's easy to be sure
It's always when the night has been nightmareless
It's not as if we ever lived before

I hope you don't think that I'm brutal
I hope you don't think that I'm dumb
I hope you don't think that I'm different
I hope you think that I'm welcome

(I'm sorry if I come across as thoughtless
I'm happy if I come across at all
It's useless when the ending becomes endless
I love you 'cause there's no where else to go)

 

Reversal
[rev. Mar. 29, 2005]

Wonder who's taken you
Now God has forsaken you
I thought I was waking you
I see I'm just shaking you

There's no fear in the heaven, the sky
Accidentally born, same when you die
I pledge my allegiance to the flesh and the stone
I wander this garden alone

Wonder who's taken you
Must have mistaken you
Nobody's making you
The pressure that's breaking you
The dirt that is caking you

There's no fear in the heaven, the sky
Accidentally born, same when you die
I pledge my allegiance to the flesh and the stone
I wander this garden alone

Well I have some in a minute if you got it
Try to look so very distant on your bonnet
I'm not expecting you to like it or try it
But I'll have a little something if you buy it

There's no fear in the heaven, the sky
Accidentally born, same when you die
I pledge my allegiance to the flesh and the stone
I wander this garden...

(Wonder who's taken you
Must have mistaken you
I thought I was waking you
I see I'm just shaking you)

 

Summer
[rev. Sept. 25, 2005]

At the sea, in the sand
You were free to my hand
As we touched behind the wind
Left so much outside our skin

You never stay in all four dimensions
You never ever return when you're gone
One more summer in surf city
Solarized recollection

Well the sun and its rays
Are as one throughout space
And my mind's always on you
First a light, I'll break through

You never stay in all four dimensions
You never ever return when you're gone
One long summer in surf city
Solarized recollection

What a night to start writing about this
Tall palms grasp the summer clouds
And anchor the starless sky to the ground
Outside the ghosts with Jaguars and Impalas
Roll along the still warm roads
Leaving damp marks where they had passed

The air hisses as they go
It stands aside with a decided sigh
It reaches for their banks fleetingly
This night aches with memory

Additional lyrics are spoken on the downloadable file versions (AAC and WMA) available on the Forget Yourself DualDisc from Silverline:

And they say I choose a dream
And this cold, unprotected outerworld does not appeal to me
Bright lights and foggy halos offend her unreal nature
She shrinks back into your subconscious with a shudder
She leaves the faintest trace
Dissolves like sugar on your mind's tongue

 

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