Hologram Of Baal

ANAESTHESIA
I remember going out yeah
Everything is spinning round
Remember feeling like I'd drowned
Behind the veil is a sea yeah
Only entered into chemically
Anaesthesia down so deep

Anaesthesia's numbing
Anaesthesia's coming to you
I don't know why
Seems like I'm flying
On the ground, in the air

Slow-mo don't know
I can't stop or go
Where's the show, where
I got a feeling about someone
I do not know where
So many things need fixing everywhere
Anaesthesia tells me "slow down a little more"
She says "why not sleep a little more"
And tiptoes softly to the door

Anaesthesia's numbing
Anaesthesia's coming to you
I don't know why
Seems like I'm flying
On the ground, in the air

Anaesthesia's soothing
Anaesthesia's moving with you
I don't know how
It seems like now
It seems like never to me

I remember going out yeah
Everything was spinning round
Remember feeling like I'd drowned
Anaesthesia's numbing
Anaesthesia's coming to you
I don't know why
Seems like I'm flying
On the ground, in the air
Anaesthesia's soothing
Anaesthesia's moving with me
I don't know how
It seems like now
It seems like never to me

Anaesthesia's soothing
Anaesthesia's moving


RICOCHET
After the demise of our beloved leader
Everybody knew that something had to give
Cassandra she told me
But no-one would believe her
I wish I had helped her more than I did
We tried to overcome the threat of the monster
We tried to kneel down and call up the beast
Maria she told me
That her kid had just appeared one day
I just can't tell who I adore the least

The rivers run astray
Ricochet
Night feels just like day
Ricochet
And everybody just walk away

In one side of my mind resides a controller
In one side of my mind revolves a/the relief
And one pain in my brain remains unchanged
I say you cannot explain the grief
Once in a while when the wind has slowed down
Me and the girls visit struggle town
There's a shop down there
Selling skulls (spells/stones) and powder
But/we don't ask any questions about her/it

You can't be a lover if you want to keep on using
What are you using that's stronger than the love
Sometimes I'm knocked out by the damage that you're doing
Knocked out, locked out, push comes to shove
Listen to the wind tearing at the windows
Watching how the white moon melts into the cloud
Important little tyrants, impotent little pharaohs
Men/man of sorrows lost into the crowd

The rivers run astray
Ricochet
Night feels just like day
Ricochet
Everybody walk away

So if the ladies ask you over to play
Just beware of the ricochet


LOUISIANA
Empty birdcage in her room
Curtains pulled against the moon
Follow her down to Louisiana
Hotel room bedside manner
God I've got to get back soon
She wriggles like a fish in a net
Details you can never forget
One thing or another
Never any (bother?) considering the (regret?)
//or//
Never anybody causing me no regret ?

That's my story
Cost a fortune
Louisiana

Black rain falling in the night
Strangers meet in the lamp light
Once in her life Louisiana
Standing alone out on the veranda
Christ I must have been a sight
She struggles like a leaf in the wind
Waiting for the music to begin
One thing or another
Always (miss the other lover ?)
Look what a state I'm in

That's my story
Nothing special
Louisiana

Billy moved to Abilene
Lou is searching for morphine
Next stop is Louisiana
No-one there with a welcome banner
I don't suppose that they're too keen
She juggled her gentlemen friends
And suddenly the war ends
Coming home finding other men in hiding
Biding her lonely weekends

What a story
Cast of thousands
Louisiana

Empty birdcage in her room
Shadows shrunk against the moon
Follow her down to Louisiana
Hotel room bedside manner
God I've got to get back soon
God I've got to get back soon


THE GREAT MACHINE
A thousand beggars cram the street
You hit so deep into the sheets
Pontoons buckle jungle beats
The day they turned off the great machine

The overworld so slow with ice
Contrary to the committees advice
Oh baby did you look so nice
The day they turned off the great machine

The gardens choke with bursting blooms
Weddings frozen melted grooms
Chasing you through endless rooms
The day they turned off the great machine

The shadows run for phantom trains
Slowly blowing out their brains
Society dames down the drains
The day they turned off the great machine

The day they turned off the great machine

Well I'm waiting for you in the square
Everyone was meeting there
Everyone, yeah, there, unaware

The day they turned off the great machine


NO CERTAINTY ATTACHED
You can't confuse me
You can't take me on as you are
You don't dare refuse me
Cos I know where in the garden you buried your (star/staff/stuff)

'So down, low down' or 'Slow down/dance, low down/dance'
You better break it up
No certainty attached
?????
No certainty attached

Gulls in the harbour
You feel tiny pangs of pain
I thought you were the cat's pyjamas
Is there something here should be explained ?

??????
You better take it off
No certainty attached
??????
No certainty attached

I'll keep on riding on my star,
I'll hold on to it's icy edge,
I'll keep on crashing out of space,
I'll keep on...

Girls in the windows
Windows in the houses in the streets
Street street streets in the city
City in the country from the clouds

??????
You better break it up
No certainty attached
????
No certainty attached

???????
???????

We're gonna rise above it all
We're gonna pull the curtain back
We're gonna drop right out the sky
We're gonna


TRANQUILITY
I heard about Maria, she hated the rat race
And she escaped to a beautiful place
Birds of neo-paradise groove in the trees
The name of her town is Tranquility

Protected by her mantra
Following the formula
In the sun thy will be done

Chasing her rainbows
Talking with the animals
Who say "You see, it's Tranquility"

Under shifting dimensions horizon returns
Smoke in the distance as Babylon burns
Summer in the river scattering the net
Long to remember that hasn't happened yet

Protected by her mantra
Following the orchestra
In the sun thy will be done

Chasing her rainbows
Talking with the animals
Who say "You see, it's Tranquility"

Protected by her mantra
Following the nebula
In the sun thy will be done

Chasing her rainbows
Talking with the animals
Who say "You see, it's Tranquility"

Boys I've had enough
There's no more smooth just rough
Don't go looking for me
Leave me
In Tranquility


BUFFALO
Snow came up Friday, I gotta go
Spending winter up in Buffalo
Someone I met there is calling me so
Got to escape the blues man, don't you know

Days of sinking summer packed up and gone
Nothing helps me, there's nothing wrong
It was so pleasant, incandescent, it's over now
We should get going

Lady I know there, name of Christina
Six lonely lifetimes since I've seen her
She takes you places your heart cannot go
During the winter up in Buffalo

Days by her fire, dazed in the glow
Winter surrounds us up in Buffalo

Days of drowsy pleasure in the afternoon dark
We drift together, we drift apart
She's got the wherewithal, she's got the knowledge
It's wonderful
I should be going

Out there the Snow Queen is kidnapping boys
Her block-of-ice heart tunes out the noise
And soft in the bedroom her eyes indigo
Sleeping in the winter in Buffalo

Down in Buffalo


THIS IS IT
He had a room in the best part of town
He got a chocolate on his eiderdown
Staring out over roofs at the Cross
Suppose he must have felt somewhat at loss

This is it, oh
This is it
This is it, oh baby
This is it

You couldn't say he was feeling very vibed
What had the quack in London prescribed
You couldn't really say he seemed to care
Sometimes he acted like he wasn't anywhere

This is it, oh baby
This is it
This it it, oh
This is it

(????????) start to crash
Even though you've got a fistful of cash
Watching the future it bursts on through
I was one of those who used to be with (envy ?) you

I knew a wise man didn't know a thing   
I knew a happy man who made me feel sad
You never know what the other guy is thinking
Too bad

Sometimes you come upon a fork in the road
What was waiting there he never could have known
Split-second difference, one tiny percent
Yeah, he came and he went

This is it, oh baby
This is it
This is it, oh
This is it


ANOTHER EARTH
At the back of your mind
Where you hide your real self
Lay down your head
You see her once more

She wants the moon and stars
She, she needs her time and space
She wants another Earth (Bastard Universe)
Wants another (..........)
She wants the moon and stars

At the end of the day
When the light is so soft
You take off your mask
See she's never around
She wants the moon and stars
She, she wants the world to end
She wants another Earth (Bastard Universe)
Wants another (..........)
She wants the moon and stars
She, she wants the world to end
She, she needs some time and space
She, she wants another Earth
She needs some time and space
She wants another Earth


GLOW WORM
You're so easy to love
You're so easy to adore
You're easy to want
I always want more.....
The way you talk
It puts me in a dream
Makes me feel like the cat who had the cream

You're so easy to love
You're easy to be with
I'm telling everybody that you must be a gift from higher planes
As a broken soul below I always wanna be living in your glow

You're so easy to love
You're so easy just to like
Don't change a thing
Cos everything's just right....
You fly like a swan
You sing like a bird
I wanna tell you everything
But I can't find the words

You're so easy to love
You're so lovely just to touch
So beautiful to see
I wanna see so much....
Alone in your head
I wonder where you roam
It doesn't really matter if you always come home

You're so easy to love
So nice just to kiss
You're standing in the light
I'm bathing in the bliss
Beautiful as hell
Wonderful as well
Don't you know I'm buying whatever you can sell

You're so easy to love
So easy to be round
Asleep so sweet but with your tiny sleeping sound/hand
I hold you in my arms
I see you in my mind
I need you every day
I need you every night

You're so easy to love
You're so easy to admire
You've got me by the heart
If anyone inquires
You're soft and you're strong
You're cool and your warm
Delicate, intricate, triumph over form

You're so easy to love
You're so crucial to my life
I want you to know
That everything's alright....
The way that you love
It's pure and it's strong
If you stay around
Nothing can go wrong

(These next two songs are on the Louisiana single)

ANYWAY
Empires crumble in the distance
Violet crumble [Brian: it's a kind of chocolate bar] in my bowl
Conspiracy Theory, Timothy Leary
None of this is good for my soul
Salamander extravaganza
What if I sing like Mario Lanza ?

Anyway in my own way
I don't make sense any more
It's so hard to fake
One lucky break
Cocaine and cake

Young Master Morris had a closet in the forest
But where were the bears when he let down his hair
Pieces of ice dragging over the windscreen
Look out Wonderland we're bursting through the black screen

Anyway in my own way
I don't make sense any more
It's so hard to fake
One lucky break
Cocaine and cake

(....inaudible mutterings...)

Millions of consumers are lost in the rumours
Overhead the weather (.....) along their leathers
Fighting real fires with the rabbis and the friars
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker

(...more inaudible mutterings...)

You know that all of them are users
None of them are takers
Making Sunday music with their tom-toms and their shakers

Anyway in my own way
I don't make sense any more
It's so hard to fake
One lucky break
Champagne and cake

(..........)

Anyway in my own way
I don't make sense any more


LIZARD
Lizard, lizard
Still (.....) darkness black summer (.....)
Somewhere a plane leaves
You're skin's strange
You always make it so hard
Lizard
You always make it so hard
Lizard
Morning comes (....)
Your eyes multi-faceted
Dreaming of islands out there
You always make it so hard
Lizard
It's always worked so far
Lizard
You always burn so cold
Lizard
You always make it so hard
Lizard
Black storms
White stars
The air rushes past your (...)
(..........)
You always make it so hard
You always make it so hard


All lyrics were transcribed by Kevyn Marshall - thanks Kev !
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