Pleasure Complex

FALL OF THE EMPIRE

Of all the gravity that holds me down
Of all the places I belong
Of all the voices I hear everywhere
This is the everlasting song

There’s sexual sadists on the radio playlist all through the night
The empire is falling my angel is calling forever and ever
Freaks on TV they won’t hypnotise me with their evil eye
A hungry mutation of civilization is eating me alive

And when I hold you very close to me
And hear you call my secret name
You are my hole you are my destiny
You are my longing and my shame

There’s sexual sadists on the radio playlist all through the night
The empire is falling my angel is calling forever and ever
Freaks on TV they won’t hypnotise me with their evil eye
A hungry mutation of civilization is eating me alive

CRUISE CONTROL

Another voice on the radio telling me where I ought to go
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I’m everything that I want to be – My life is nothing to do with me
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control

The disappearance of teenage queen – investigating the murder scene
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I know the cities are filled with fear – I know that destiny brought us here
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control

When I come to your neighbourhood I paint the sky with your children’s blood
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I am Thoth I am Abaddon I am the Mighty Jabulon
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control

I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control
I’m riding on cruise control; I’m riding on cruise control

DOMESTIC SCENE II

Well I wandered out of the back door and I stumbled into the night
I was not really feeling alright
I had a demon on my left side whispering his name
And telling me that I wasn’t really to blame

You better get back in the kitchen
You better leave that shit alone
When I get back at ten o’ clock if I find that you’re not home
I’m gonna make the call

Well the woman in my life was always moaning on at me
Nag nag nag like you wouldn’t believe
She said I was a vagabond she said I was unkind
When all I really wanted was a little bit of peace in my mind

You better get back in the kitchen
You better leave that shit alone
When I get back at ten o’ clock if I find that you’re not home
I’m gonna make the call

Now I’m living for my program lately one day at a time
It’s the mad, the bad and the broken down sad leading the blind
I completely understand now why she called them on the phone
And I ain’t allowed within a mile of my family home

You better get back in the kitchen
You better leave that shit alone
When I get back at ten o’ clock if I find that you’re not home
I’m gonna make the call

NOW AND THEN

Now and then they whisper in my mind they’re telling lies again
No one knows the meaning of these trials my friend
I ain’t even got a broken mind to mend

Now and then the poison rises up my spine like mercury
Measuring the depth of my depravity
Fills me up with evil electricity
I cannot see.

So tell me when it’s time to go
And give me something sweet to slow the morning down
I’m feeling high I’m feeling low
Seeming mighty sweeter than I feel as though

Now and then comfort me with promises of what will be
Hidden worlds the like of which I’ve never seen
Shrouded in the secret of a frozen scream
A love supreme

And tell me when it’s time to go
And give me something sweet to slow the morning down
I’m feeling high I’m feeling low
Seeming mighty sweeter than I feel as though

MASTER CASANOVA

Master Casanova makes the masks that bind us over
To the world that we believe in to the rituals repeating
The story of a fallen knave the silhouettes inside the cave
The mighty empires rise and fall it makes no difference at all

And all you golden lads and girls all must as chimney sweepers come to dust
The wheels the wings the rings the rays. The revolution of the days
The sibyls screaming out your name. The women screaming out with pain
We serve our Master’s not unkind he is a teacher of the Blind

See no evil – Hear no evil – Speak no evil – Fear no evil
Dream no evil, Wake no evil, Keep no evil, Make no evil
Hark no evil, Heed no evil, Want no evil, Need no evil
Feel no evil, Show no evil, There’s no evil, There’s no evil

This will be the death of me…

LADYKILLER

Lying naked and spread-eagled
On the pink eiderdown
Don’t make a sound
Not a sound
Before you open up your
Sleep encrusted eyes to the day
Dream away Dream away
You know that many men would
Love to watch you naked are you are
You’re a superstar yeah you are
But don’t let any of those
Evil creatures take up your time
You are mine all mine

You were smelling of sweet vanilla
Like you was out my psycho-thriller
Don’t you know I’m a ladykiller
My lover lover lover lover lover lover lover
You’re even better than women on the street
Come on over and kneel here by my feet
Come on over and listen to my heart beat

No no no no no no don’t go

THE CALL

When you hear the call
What will you do?
Fall into confusion
Cos nothing is true
I can hear you coming
I know that you’re gonna fall
Why don’t you come over?
It don’t mean nothing at all
There is no comforting stranger
That’s gonna open your mind
The one that’s coming to save you
Is gonna rupture your pride

SHAMELADY

Say goodbye to everything you had
Wave your fond farewell to mum and dad
Going to the city now and then
Dancing in the nightclub oxygenne for the men

Shamelady

Working as a dancer in the bar
Sometimes tries to take a step too far
Feeling kind of sleepy start to yawn
Wakes up in the car park after dawn

Shamelady

Doctor will I ever dance again
Tell me tell me tell me my old friend
There is no more wrong there’s no more right
Bind your ego tightly to the rhythms of the night

Shamelady

TASTE THE STRAWBERRIES

When you come back again
My beautiful friend
I’ll be there for you
Though you try to be strong
As the daytime is long
There’s the night time too

Oh that feeling of sin
You can’t hold it all in
When you’re deep inside
But in the words of the wise
Can’t wear no disguise
When worlds collide

You taste the strawberries
And things are true
You see the mother-looker-atter
Looking back at you
And when you come back down
To planet slow
Where is that dirty little creature
That you used to know?

Well your voice is so small
I can’t hear it at all
Are you calling me?
Throwing shapes in the dark
Seal your name make you mark
Everlasting be

You taste the strawberries
And things are true
You see the mother-looker-atter
Looking back at you
And when you come back down
To planet slow
Where is that dirty little creature
That you used to know?

THE LONGEST RIVER

I dreamed of a river
The longest river
And we sailed down that river
Me and my lover
And when I awakened
I was mistaken
Not ever together in love
Yes we sailed down that river
And we sailed down together
Just me and my lover forever and forever
And when we awaken
We are not forsaken
Together forever in love
In love

MERRY WAYS

Now it’s time to leave.
Go in peace from me.
Story’s at an end.
We can both be free.
Go our merry ways.
Here’s to better days.
Futures fly away.
That is what we see.
Like a little tear.
Simple as can be.
Go our merry ways.
Here’s to better days.

 

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