Lions in the street and roaming
Dogs in heat, rabid, foaming
A beast caged in the heart of a city
The body of his mother
Rotting in the summer ground
He fled the town..

He went down South and crossed the border
Left the chaos and disorder
Back there over his shoulder..

One morning he awoke in a green hotel
With a strange creature groaning beside him
Sweat oozed from its shiny skin..

Is everybody in?
The ceremony is about to begin..


Wake up!
You can't remember where it was
Had this dream stopped?

The snake was pale gold
Glazed and shrunken
We were afraid to touch it
The sheets were hot dead prisons..

And she was beside me
Old, she's no young
Her dark red hair
The white soft skin..

Now, run to the mirror in the bathroom
Look! She's coming in here..

I can't live through each slow century of her moving
I let my cheek slide down
The cool smooth tile
Feel the good cold stinging blood
The smooth hissing snakes of rain..


Once I had a little game
I liked to crawl back into my brain
I think you know
The game I mean
I mean the game
Called go insane..

Now you should try
This little game
Just close your eyes
Forget your name
Forget the world
Forget the people
And we'll erect
A different steeple..

This little game
Is fun to do
Just close your eyes
No way to lose
And I'm right here
I'm going too
Release control
We're breaking through..


Way back deep into the brain
Back where there's never any pain..

And the rain falls gently on the town
And over the heads of all of us
And in the labyrinth of streams
Beneath, the quiet unearthly presence of
Nervous hill dwellers in the gentle hills around
Reptiles abounding
Fossils, caves, cool air heights..

Each house repeats a mold
Windows rolled..

A beast car locked in against morning
All now sleeping
Rugs silent, mirrors vacant
Dust blind under the beds of lawful couples
Wound in sheets
And daughters, smug with semen
Eyes in their nipples..


Wait!

There's been a slaughter here
Don't stop to speak or look around
Your gloves & fan are on the ground
We're getting out of town
We're going on the run
And you're the one I want to come..

Not to touch the earth
Not to see the sun
Nothing left to do
But run, run, run
Let's run
Let's run..

House upon the hill
Moon is lying still
Shadows of the trees
Witnessing the wild breeze
Come on baby, run with me
Let's run..

Run with me
Run with me
Run with me
Let's run..

The mansion is warm
At the top of the hill
Rich are the rooms
And the comforts there
Red are the arms
Of luxuriant chairs
And you won't know a thing
Till you get inside
Dead president's corpse
In the driver's car
The engine runs
On glue and tar
Come on along
Not going very far
To the East to meet the Czar..

Run with me
Run with me
Run with me
Let's run..

Some outlaws live
By the side of a lake
The minister's daughter's
In love with the snake
Who lives in a well
By the side of the road
Wake up, girl!
We're almost home, yeah..

Sun, sun, sun
Burn, burn, burn
Moon, moon, moon
I will get you
Soon, soon, soon..

I am the lizard king
I can do anything..


We came down
The rivers and highways
We came down from
Forests and falls..

We came down from
Carson and Springfield
We came down from
Phoenix enthralled..

And I can tell you
The names of the kingdom
I can tell you
The things that you know
Listening for
A fistful of silence
Climbing valleys
Into the shade..


For seven years I dwelt
In the loose palace of exile
Playing strange games
With the girls of the island..

Now I have come again
To the land of the fair
And the strong and the wise..

Brothers and sisters of the pale forest
Children of Night
Who among you will run with the hunt?

Now night arrives with her purple legion
Retire now to your tents and to your dreams
Tomorrow we enter the town of my birth
I want to be ready...

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11 March 2014

 

Awake..

Shake dreams for your hair
My pretty child, my sweet one
Choose the day
And choose the sign of your day
The day's divinity
First thing you see..

A vast radiant beach
And a cool jeweled moon
Couples naked race down
By its quiet side
And we laugh like
Soft mad children
Smug in the wooly
Cotton brains of infancy..

The music and voices
Are all around us..

Choose they croon
The ancient ones
The time has come again
Choose now they croon
Beneath the moon
Beside an ancient lake
Enter again the sweet forest
Enter the hot dream
Come with us
Everything is broken up
And dances..

Indians scattered on
Dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's
Fragile egg-shell mind...

 

 

Wow, I'm sick of doubt
Live in the light of certain
South
Cruel bindings..


The servants have the power
Dog-men and their mean women
Pulling poor blankets over
Our sailors..

I'm sick of dour faces
Staring at me from the tv
Tower, I want roses in
My garden bower; dig?
Royal babies, rubies
Must now replace aborted
Strangers in the mud
These mutants, blood-meal
For the plant that's plowed..

They are waiting to take us into
The severed garden
Do you know how pale and wanton thrillful
Comes death on a strange hour
Unannounced, unplanned for
Like a scaring over-friendly guest you've
Brought to bed
Death makes angels of us all
And gives us wings
Where we had shoulders
Smooth as raven's
Claws..

No more money, no more fancy dress
This other kingdom seems by far the best
Until it's other jaw reveals incest
And loose obedience to a vegetable law..

I will not go
Prefer a feast of friends
To the giant family...

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08 March 2014

 

When I was back there in seminary school, There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition, That you can petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the lord with prayer, Petition the lord with prayer
You cannot petition the lord with prayer!
Can you give me sanctuary, I must find a place to hide, A place for me to hide
Can you find me soft asylum, I can't make it anymore, The Man is at the door
Peppermint, miniskirts, chocolate candy, Champion sax and a girl named Sandy
There's only four ways to get unraveled, One is to sleep and the other is travel, da da
One is a bandit up in the hills, One is to love your neighbor 'till
His wife gets home
Catacombs, Nursery bones, Winter women, Growing stones
Carrying babies, To the river
Streets and shoes, Avenues, Leather riders
Selling news, The monk bought lunch
Ha ha, he bought a little, Yes, he did, Woo!
This is the best part of the trip, This is the trip, the best part
I really like, What'd he say?, Yeah!, Yeah, right!
Pretty good, huh, Huh!, Yeah, I'm proud to be a part of this number
Successful hills are here to stay, Everything must be this way
Gentle streets where people play, Welcome to the Soft Parade
All our lives we sweat and save, Building for a shallow grave
Must be something else we say, Somehow to defend this place
Everything must be this way, Everything must be this way, yeah
The Soft Parade has now begun, Listen to the engines hum
People out to have some fun, A cobra on my left
Leopard on my right, yeah
The deer woman in a silk dress, Girls with beads around their necks
Kiss the hunter of the green vest, Who has wrestled before
With lions in the night
Out of sight!, The lights are getting brighter
The radio is moaning, Calling to the dogs
There are still a few animals, Left out in the yard
But it's getting harder, To describe sailors, To the underfed
Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure
What got us this far, To this mild equator?
We need someone or something new
Something else to get us through, yeah, c'mon
Callin' on the dogs, Callin' on the dogs
Oh, it's gettin' harder, Callin' on the dogs
Callin' in the dogs, Callin' all the dogs, Callin' on the gods
You gotta meet me, Too late, baby
Slay a few animals, At the crossroads, Too late
All in the yard, But it's gettin' harder, By the crossroads
You gotta meet me, Oh, we're goin', we're goin great
At the edge of town, Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure
Havin' a good time, Got to come along, What got us this far
To this mild equator?, Outskirts of the city, You and I
We need someone new, Somethin' new, Somethin' else to get us through
Better bring your gun, Better bring your gun
Tropic corridor, Tropic treasure, We're gonna ride and have some fun
When all else fails, We can whip the horse's eyes
And make them sleep, And cry...

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Yeah, come on.
Love my girl.
She lookin' good.
Feel it, come on.
One more..

Five to one, baby, one in five.
No one here gets out alive, now.
You get yours, baby, I'll get mine.
Gonna make it, baby, if we try..

The old get old, and the young get stronger.
May take a week, and it may take longer.
They got the guns, but we got the numbers.
Gonna win yeah, we're taking over.
Come on!

Yeah!

Your ballroom days are over, baby.
Night is drawing near.
Shadows of the evening
Crawl across the years.

You walk across the floor
With a flower in your hand.
Trying to tell me no one understands
Trade in your hours for a handful dimes
Gonna make it, baby, in our prime..

Come together one more time
Get together one more time
(Get together one more time.)
Get together one more time
(Get together one more time.)
Get together, ah ha.
(Get together one more time.)
Get together one more time!
(Get together one more time.)
Get together one more time!
(Get together one more time.)
Get together one more time
(Get together one more time.)
Get together one more time
(Get together one more time.)
Get together, gotta, get together
(Get together one more time.)

Ahhh!

Hey, come on, honey.
You go along home and wait for me, baby
I'll be there in just a little while.
You see, I gotta go out in this car
With these people and get -

Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together, got to
Get together, got to
Get together, got to
Take you up in the mountains and...
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
Love my girl.
She lookin' good, lookin' real good
Love ya, come on.
Yeah.
Come on...

 

 


(Don't stop to speak or look around
Your gloves & fan are on the ground
We're getting out of town
We're going on the run
And you're the one I want to come)

Not to touch the earth
Not to see the sun
Nothing left to do, but
Run, run, run
Let's run
Let's run..

House upon the hill
Moon is lying still
Shadows of the trees
Witnessing the wild breeze
C'mon baby run with me
Let's run..

Run with me
Run with me
Run with me
Let's run..

The mansion is warm, at the top of the hill
Rich are the rooms and the comforts there
Red are the arms of luxuriant chairs
And you won't know a thing till you get inside
Dead president's corpse in the driver's car
The engine runs on glue and tar
C'mon along, not going very far
To the East to meet the Czar..

Run with me
Run with me
Run with me
Let's run..

Some outlaws lived by the side of a lake
The minister's daughter's in love with the snake
Who lives in a well by the side of the road
Wake up, girl! We're almost home, yeah!

Sun, sun, sun
Burn, burn, burn
Moon, moon, moon
I will get you
Soon!
Soon!
Soon!
I am the Lizard King
I can do anything...

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06 March 2014

 

People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
No one remembers your name
When you're strange...

 

 

Yeah, c'mon
When the music's over
When the music's over, yeah
When the music's over
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights, yeah
When the music's over
When the music's over
When the music's over
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights
For the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end
Until the end
Until the end
Cancel my subscription to the Resurrection
Send my credentials to the House of Detention
I got some friends inside
The face in the mirror won't stop
The girl in the window won't drop
A feast of friends
"Alive!" she cried
Waitin' for me
Outside!
Before I sink
Into the big sleep
I want to hear
I want to hear
The scream of the butterfly
Come back, baby
Back into my arm
We're gettin' tired of hangin' around
Waitin' around with our heads to the ground
I hear a very gentle sound
Very near yet very far
Very soft, yeah, very clear
Come today, come today
What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences and dragged her down
I hear a very gentle sound
With your ear down to the ground
We want the world and we want it...
We want the world and we want it...
Now
Now?
Now!
Persian night, babe
See the light, babe
Save us!
Jesus!
Save us!
So when the music's over
When the music's over, yeah
When the music's over
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights
Well the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend

Until the end
Until the end
Until the end!

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04 March 2014

RT anchor Abby Martin spoke out against Russia's military action against Ukraine during broadcast on Monday.

"Just because I work here, for RT, doesn't mean I don't have editorial independence and I can't stress enough how strongly I am against any military intervention in sovereign nations' affairs. What Russia did is wrong," she said at the end of RT's Breaking the Set...

 

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