A QUICK SMOKE AT SPOT'S


SONG: Texas Moon

One more day I may forget my reason
Some would say we bathed like a harpoon
Followed politely south it feels like treason
Live out my days beneath the Texas moon
Started out a cardshark in Palm City
Playing for another tablespoon
Lost my fancy vest and both my kidneys
Two red jacks and one red Texas moon
I met a bunch of fools in Oklahoma
Their leader was a loathsome old baboon
He had those rascals hooked on homemade soma
Hooked on that yeah and the Texas moon
He knew a house that opened up in Dallas
I'll stick it in her darkened sweetened room
She said "I pray you can't accept that fallacy"
"But lie down here and feel the Texas moon"
Crying is no substitute for laughter
I would have felt but now I'm feeling used
I'm hell bent for the here and everafter
Cold white fire like the Texas moon
And I expect to find life there unpleasant
My exit will be most inopportune
I'm leaving while I can see this crescent
The crescent of the ghostly Texas moon
It can't be any hotter than this jail
It can't be any colder than this mood
It can't be any deader than a doornail
Or half as live as the Texas moon
Mother send no flowers for my passing
Surely life is just one long lampoon
Brother end your vigilance and your fasting
I'm going down beneath the Texas moon


SONG: Perfect Child

In a garden, in a kitchen
On an earth beyond adventure
On an island in the sea
As a message from the future
As a man who held the answers
As another man comes crashing as me

Inside your eyes I see the blackness of dead space
A man could float forever and never find this place
Lie down my perfect child, this is but a dream

From a time when sorrow was set free
From a land of doubt and misery
From a suburb listed locally
When the sun was blotted out 'the sky
When the wind will refuse to die
There was only you and I


SONG: Much Too Much

There's a fire in the eastern perimeter
There's an alligator in the stew
And everybody who's going to heaven
Would they kindly stand in this queue

Because there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch

At the break of day I was breaking
At the fall of night well I fell
Like a fool I wept as the starbeams crept
Illuminating this hell

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
And I only want to give you a touch

Don't ask me if I'm ready
I'm standing with my ticket in hand
When the boss comes back and he looks at this crack
He sure aint gonna understand

And there's far too many
And there's much too much
When the news sinks in holding on to our skin
I only want to give you a touch

SONG: Take It Back

She said thanks for the present
Thanks for the future too
But it'll take something better than this creature you left
To make me come back to you

You better take it back (take it to the bottom)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere I go)
Take it back (take it all night long)

When I first arrived in this brand new life
With my halo and clean slate
But then I dabbles and I meddled until I couldn't backpedal
And I hate my fate

I want to take it back (take it to the bottom)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere I go)
Take it back (take it all night long)

She said thanks for the memories
She said thanks for the booze
She said thanks for everything that made me sing
These elemental breakdown blues

Why don't you take it back (take it to the bottom)
Take it back (take it to the bone)
Take it back (take it anywhere I go)
Take it back (take it all night long)


SONG: Desert

I, I am the stranger this time around
You, you are the changeless sounds of sand
I could be here forever riding this death
You, you are the distance, my clown

I fall down in the sun
I become everyone who ever walked this way
Where the desolate places meet the oases
Empty spaces of today

I, I am the journey into the haze
You, you are the hill of yesterdays

I, I am the pulse of the heat
You, you are the name of every man that I meet


SONG: We Both Know Why You're Here

There is no reason to struggle
Nothing on earth you should fear
You say you received it but I just don't believe it
We both know why you're here
You never make an appointment

You never make anything clear
You say you're for real like that's a hell of a deal
But we both know why you're here
You need it and you read it and you feed it and you don't believe
It's just a joke
You follow it you swallow it and then you like to wallow in it
Like civilized folk
Who like their rewards nice and easy
But you thought you were the four musketeers
You say you've got the stuff but there's never enough
And we both know why you're here
You say some rich man really loves you
Did you really think he's sincere
He wants all you got, that isn't a lot
And we both know why you're here
You walk it and you talk it but you never balked in it
Like nothing's wrong
You rush it and you crush it I'd hate to ever see you suss it
But my curiosity is strong


SONG: Frozen And Distant

We are seething
All those pretty pretty months were so deceiving
We are glowing
All those lucky lucky stars we've been blowing
The hammer falls and it's going, going, gone
And all the pulse in this reflection
We are freezing
And you thought that all that cold war stuff was teasing
The weather's strange so we stay in bed
Prophet of doom went straight to your head

Frozen and distant, release the cold (ice cannot see)
Here in an instant, could be next week (eyes cannot see)
Frozen and distant relic

We say one day
This ice will all melt down but we'll be washed away
Funny how it seems important here and now
Tryur daily bread

Frozen and distant, really sublime (ice cannot see)
Here in an instant, could be next time (eyes cannot see)
Frozen and distant relic

SONG: Forgotten Reign

I walk through your forgotten reign
An anient central nation
Taken under the hand

When she used to know him
To form a perfect relation
waits on gods delights
I accused of testing

All the secrets of the past come floating from their caves
Calling like a siren through the waves

The great great river flowed away
Across the sand and lived again
Leaving lust he cannot fight
Evolution in decay
Priests with hair and eyes so clear
Appealed the pawn to return
Struck up his lions and caravans
Said fifteen years I've been here

Floats in the air
A for wings
speaks
Language lost along the line


SONG: Anna Miranda

Anna Miranda I've been waiting here
On my verandah, southern hemisphere
All of the slow storms which blow the dust across the sky
Anna Miranda I've been waiting here
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Anna Miranda distance alters all our words
Time meanders, discord and music of the birds
All of the dark storms which drive the rain across my face
Anna Miranda I've been waiting here
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Anna Miranda well it's serious
The salamanders are delirious
All of the black storms which shake the fruit down from the trees
Anna Miranda yeah it's serious
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Anna Miranda I've been waiting here
On my verandah, almost seven years
All of the wild storms which cause the flowering buds to burst
Anna Miranda I've been waiting here
Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find


SONG: Hunter

A silver lamp-lit sign
Flashes in the rain
Inside the taxi
That takes me to my plane
And the party's over
With a head that throbs
It's none of my business you see
I'm just doing my job

I'm gonna track you down
I'm gonna catch your scent
I'm gonna spring your trap
I'm gonna track you down

You were last seen leaving Tony's Bar
With a dark suspicious man
And some intoxicated woman
'Cause your wife doesn't understand
A carnation in your buttonhole
Greed inside your veins
Smooth threats and promises
Hotel rooms and chains

Closing in that snow and musk
Leave you high and dry
First you're gonna see her
Then you're gonna cry

SONG: Dream

Washed into a sentimental gloom
Loneliness about the
Battle-clad Byzantium commands
And these dark cards look nothing like my hand

Lightning strikes a second time
Songbird knows just when to die
Emperor cries immortal from the grime
Sun is in the hole in the sky

Interest builds up with perfumed pride
There's an enemy cruising on the plain tonight
years it's lost and then it's
Don't know how I'm so far off from my bed

Memories of serpents in the drain
Melting like ice in the rain
As my self grows closer to the grave

SONG: Ride Into The Sunset

Out in the open high in the sun

Blue fields of sky where the West is one
I fell into town and I covered up my wings
Yet to get a taste for everything

You're gonna ride into the sunset
I guess you can count me in
Don't feed the fire in here
Don't tell a soul
This uniform and war
Well it's all been done before
I'm nervous playing someone else's role

Take a look around you these walls aint real
There's nothing behind these facades
Get our gifts exchanged, why do you think that's strange
Why do you make it so hard

SONG: You Got Off Light

It seems you think I promised you the moon
You must be seeing stars
The callous future with a nervousness soon
But that's all in the past
You got off light
Lying there in your own world tonight
Turn off the charm, it's too damn bright
Hey you got off light
The rude rumors you started were partially true
You should be very proud
How will it be when they catch up with you
You're standing face to face with the jeering crowd
You got off light
Lying there in your own world tonight
In the dark with your second sight
You got off light
You didn't make such a big mistake
I should have checked on your credit
I pressed your hand in a clammy handshake
And I knew that I'd regret it
You got off light
Lying there in your own world tonight
But you're just too civilized to fight
You got off light
You got off light
Lying there in your own world tonight
Turn off the charm, it's too damn bright
You got off light

SONG: Nose Dive

Remembering eye brushes no obstacle
You feel nothing, nothing touches you
Nothing, nothing coming through
Disrupt this transmission
Blood money transfusion
Nor is that conclusion really true
You sell up your stocks and buy out your bonds
You're down to your socks and you're waving your wand
But it sure aint magic I guess you aint a real blonde
I wanted this to be
Something really fine
Starlight into mystery
Clock provides the time
Your canopy snaps and your engine is gone
Your altitude drops and you've lost all your guns
Your flying days are surely nearly done
Your goose is cooked and there's too many chiefs
Spoiling the rot that the Indians eat
Can I have some more, just leave off that meat
You fall from a dream into your bed and scream
You fall from a scream into your bed and dream
Wreckage from another crash
Litter under camouflage
Wreckage from another crash
Reckon it involved you

SONG: The Feast

There were many guests at the table
Misfortune, jealousy, and sloth
Acting fine, drink the wine
Spill it on the tablecloth

What a surprise for you to come home to
Look through the eyes that you've grown used to
It's impossible, yes I know
It's too tempting too, I admit
It's unforgivable, but I have nothing to lose

Then when the feast was over
The guests withdrew to the fire
Talking proud, laughing out loud
To pretend, deceive and admire

Rats danced on the Persian rug
The cats fell down drunk in the chair
They reverted again to women and men
If only you had been there


SONG: Afterlife

Waaah! Waaah!