SOMEWHERE ELSE

SONG: Drought

The earth is sucked bare by the sun
The empty clouded sky
The dazzling drone of pure heat rings alone
Seeing tears flash dry
On a sailing boat out to sea
Their mouths have all been parched
The .... of land drags the life from their glands
February and March

From a year without rain
From a year without rain

The weather is bare
The weather is bare
The weather is bare of flies
The house is full of dust
The taste of black trees like a tune on the breeze
Thirst that you can trust
The shadows contain no more cool
The windows all let in the heat
Dead things on the road as their insides explode
My hands are full of water and weeds

From a year without rain
From a year without rain

The weather is bare
The weather is bare

SONG: The Time Being

Every day
As you notice the sun slips away
A strange turbulence fills the air
Gargoyles and winged monkeys
Descend into the city
Their teeth are bared, their claws outstretched
Down in the pit
I sense the unforgiving night rain down on the overworld
And its souls' unrest
As the temptation fades out
You jerk back into yourself
As if falling from a dream
Down comes the rain
Hot clear rain
Washing away our sins
Washing away the statues of Sharon Stone
Erosion of my solitude
Begins its race
And worms finally penetrating the warmth of my hiding place
Slithering in the blackness
All their coldness repels me
I use a .45 to give them some stick
Lightning and thunder cause the walls to shake
And someone searching through the debris
For the photograph of his wife
Oh I want life
I want it now and forever
I want to rise up out of this chamber and clamber into the sky

SONG: Leave Your Clothes On

First thing you know is you don't know a thing
Second thing you think about is that you're sinking
Third thing is water, fourth thing is air
Five are the fingers of wind in your hair
You can leave the city that you used to call home
You can leave your lover just to love all alone
You can leave your father or leave your son
And you can leave your clothes on

A nerve so sleek has entered your head
Take up your sickle, throw it and leave your bed
Make sure your will is good and hard
Make sure you never let down your guard
You can leave your body, you know the technique
Leave for two minutes or for two weeks
You leave your work and your pleasure undone
You can leave your clothes on
You can leave the city you used to call home
You leave your lover just to love all alone
You leave your father or leave your son
And you can leave your clothes on

SONG: Cut In Two

Cut in two, that's the kind of ship I'm running
Cut in two, that's the kind of spell I'm casting
Cut in two, that's the type of time I'm killing
Cut in two, that's the kind of song I'm singing

Falling in
Falling in
Falling in love again (my face in your bedroom window)
Falling in
Falling in
Falling in love again

Separation (no one looking in through my intrigue)
Separation (yeah I've been another me)
I will run for you, I think

Champagne drink, it's a lie

Cut in two, that's the kind of axe I'm grinding
(he was not perfect, nor had he ever claimed to be)
Cut in two, that's the kind of sleep I'm getting
(enraptured, drifting) (toothpullers)
Cut in two, that's the kind of love I'm making
(reckon myself) (schoolmaster)
Cut in two, that's the kind of life I'm having
(smoke from the distant chimneys)

Falling in (eggshell polonaise, polonaise) (ghosts)
Falling in
Falling in love again
Falling in (it's a contest of stone hearts) (caress)
Falling in
Falling in love again

Separation (there's someone in here sharing it with me)
Separation (someone I no longer trust I can't see)
Separation (he's circling, waiting to make his move) (dead face)
Separation (it's just a memory I can't prove) (French fishwife)

Incidentally, I like the word trespass, serendipity

Falling in (protected)
Falling in (I feign unconsciousness)
Falling in love again (oh Goodbye)
Falling in
Falling in (I feign unconsciousness to see if god is there)
Falling in love again

Separation (I hate you) (he was only doing it for me)
Separation (I'm just gonna have to hate you)
(and I, I was only doing it for the children)
Separation (and the children are sleeping and frightened)
Separation
Separation
Separation
Separation

SONG: The Myths You Made

When the failing light
With the feeling's gone (feeling's gone)
I'll ask you twice tonight
To make sure I'm wrong (sure I'm)
Still you looked to fold in two behind the shade
Are you lying there in wait

Here's all the love you lost
The myths you made
Here's all the things you didn't say

All the days and hours
Pass by slow (pass by slow)
With the crowded tears
And the lights on low (lights on)
If lips mean some beauty freeze again
Ripple up in flames

Here's all the time you took
The myths you made

Here's all the things you didn't say
The myths you made
The things you didn't say

You gotta get a story
Where there's love (where there's love)
With my hand on the bible
And the fable done (fable)
Still 'til all the little details are exposed
Here comes the final blow

Here's all the love you lost
The myths you made
Here's all the things you didn't say
Here's all the time you took
The myths you made
Here's all the things you didn't say

SONG: Freeze To Burn

People getting frightened 'cause the night is very thick
When I think about you sister, we need to panic here
You better take an arrow, you better take a sled
When it starts blowing just remember what I said

You gotta freeze until it burns
You gotta burn until you learn
You gotta learn until you seize
You gotta freeze until you burn

People think they're dreaming, they're really wide awake
I did it for the money and for goodness' sake
Meet me in the igloo with a factual gaze
Help me to decipher the shadow of this maze

You gotta freeze until it burns
You gotta burn until you learn
You gotta learn until you seize
And you freeze until you burn

Now look
Fire in the rude banks, eyes inside the grave
Everything is opposite, right now it's too late
When you hear the birdsong stop, when you see the glow
That's the only certainty that you'll ever know

You're gonna freeze until it burns
You're gonna burn until you learn
You're gonna learn until you freeze
Freeze until you burn
OK
You're gonna freeze until it burns
You're gonna burn until you learn
We're gonna love it when you freeze
Freeze until you burn
Alright

SONG: Macabre Tavern

(Left Kilbey)
first night of summer the air comes rushing in across the...
Bringing strange birds from beyond....
Deep in some...she's gone to another place. Far far from here...
sand filled waves crash down and churn on a moonlit beach, and
white...

(Middle Kilbey)
I will drink with you to forget, if you have a brain I will
eat with you, and in doing so...
since the beginning of time...
with purchases intended...

(Right Kilbey)
The future ingests us as the past spits us out....
lead to ridiculous one night schemes...
never do anything twice...
many dark nights and scramble for attention....
many a dream of open possibilities...with conscious discontentment..
that's what they want, that's what they want to hear..
a miserable relic of ecstasy, a ruinous affair or an unexplained
death. A kick in the head from a velvet boot of tristesse, and a
cruel pinch of weary irony, misery monger, or pleasureman, leaves
behind unsatisfied...
involving