Messages

LYRICS FROM ‘Messages’ LP
Written by Duncan Fleming © War Against Sleep / Twist & Shout Music 2004

BROTHER XII

You came to me to try and get evolved
Now you’re let’s just say involved
You said I was a thief a liar and a cheat
Still you came and worshipped at my feet

My Madame Z Mabel
You know that I’m unable
To resist your crop and hair of flame
Isona’s little daughter
The boy child in the water
They say it was rape
They say we are insane

You broke the silence and away you ran
Fled the country with your cripple man
For you I will not mourn
You’re gonna wish that you were never born

The little woman is made out of wax
I seen you hiding in the haystacks
You never learned to survive
I’m gonna burn you alive

You little loser
You little user
I wish you well
You’ll be living in hell

You little Judas
You tried to use us
I wish you well
When you’re living in hell

I call your name out slow
On the cosmic radio

THE CORD

Last night I cut the cord that grew
Between my lover and myself
Undid the shining cord that binds
And strangles and divides

I sent an orange laser beam
Told my love I wanted her no more
To cleave to me like I was made of stone
For I am just a child of blood and bone

THE SECRET SEA (w. Patrick Duff)

Neptune sends the sirens down to keep from sleep the waters deep
Moons that turn the never-ending ocean tide form side to side
Mercurial sky cracks open ancient blue for me and you
A seagull flies with sparkle eyes – a silver thread – a lullaby

The secret sea belongs to me
The secret sea belongs to dream

Sunlight plays the solar rays that shine for all our lonely days
Dancing like a million stars into the tune of my guitar
And deep beneath our mother cave the boulder cold the * alone
By powder sand and splintered bone she gave the silence to the stone

The secret sea belongs to me
The secret sea belongs to dream

EVIL ALIENS

In the barley fields late at night
Something’s moving and it ain’t right
I got that feeling of do or die
Evil’s coming and I don’t know where or why
Why

All my family is gone
And I don’t know what’s going on
I’m miles and miles from my home ground
Everything is going down
Down

And now I’m waiting for the dawn
A simple sign that day is born
Cos now I know that I am going to heaven

There’s evil aliens in the sky
Everybody’s gonna die
Are they evil? Yes of course
I watched them mutilate this horse

And now I’m waiting for the dawn
A simple sign that day is born
Cos now I know that I am going to heaven

DELUSIONS OF LOVE

Gone are delusions of love
That fell from the moon above
Gratification for my lonely nights
Gone are the tears like rain
That fell on my windowpane
Now I wake and wipe my eyes
Gone are the unknown fears
That lasted a thousand years
The snakes in my belly and the stone in my heart
Gone is the indigo blue that made me want to kill you
Now I will never do you harm

STAY TONIGHT

I seen you dancing on the stage
Baby you looked underage
But when the thatch is on the roof it’s kind of soothing
So throw your clothes down on the floor
Get beside me – that is what I’m waiting for

Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Cos you’ll never get a taxi at this time of night

You’re like the girl out of my dreams
Open up that magazine – page seventeen
And get right down upon your knees
It’s me you gotta learn to please… and it’s my disease

Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Stay tonight
Cos you’ll never get a taxi at this time of night

MY LITTLE STONE

I really don’t want to hear you any more
Just close your eyes and we’ll go falling through the floor together
Many promises tonight I heard you say
If I didn’t mean them it don’t matter anyway

Close your eyes and go back sleep
Let me be on my own
Don’t you wriggle and moan
My little stone

And if you find that I’m not here when you awake
Don’t assume my clumsy fumblings were just a mistake
Did you really come alive? Or did I move you?
I will never know
Just let this feeling last forever and never go

Close your eyes and go back sleep
Let me be on my own
I will never know
My little stone

I LONG FOR YOU

I can’t get myself clean
And I can’t fix this feeling
I’ve tried I’ve tried and I’ve tried
But I still cleave to my dreams

And I long for you
I long for you
You

Now I roll around on my own
Repeating myself
Flowing back into my old disease
And I’d forget what I know
I’d throw it all away
Just for a life
Just for a life
For a life with you

And I long for you
I long for you
You

BABYLON FALLS

Maybe the ground beneath our feet will sink beneath the sea
Bringing an end to everyone
And maybe a comet will collide into the countryside
Spinning us straight into the sun

Maybe we’ll all be blown up in the end – the beast will send
A nuclear fire – a poison rain
And maybe the plagues of sores for which there are no healing cures
Will kill us all shivering with pain

Until great Babylon falls life is insane
I don’t know when you’ll be back but I call out your name
And I look up to the skies – the future is blind
So spin the rings and the rays to celebrate life

Maybe we’ll live to be a million years or more and see
Miraculous cities in the sky
And maybe the rapture that is spoken of in lonely love
Will come in the twinkling of an eye

Until great Babylon falls life is insane
I don’t know when you’ll be back but I call out your name
And I look up to the skies – the future is blind
So spin the rings and the rays to celebrate life

I HOPE YR HAVING A GOOD TIME

I gaze at orange glowing fire
Bring heat from spiralling wire
And be there sunshine be there snow
Where snakey lies there no wind blow

I hope yr having a good time
Are you having a good time?
I hope yr having a good time
Are you having a good time?

I been watching my TV
To learn the way I’m meant to be
But my mind comes back to you
‘Cos I got nothing else to do

I hope yr having a good time
Are you having a good time?
I hope yr having a good time
Are you having a good time?

 

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