Velvet Moth II

by Velvet Moth

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released August 14, 2016

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Track Name: You make me feel
I’ve found a way to see you
I found a way to try
and keep my fancy foolproof
‘cause here no rules apply
but you won’t sway
like a mad snake, you open and bleed
you’re ferocious, make me nervous
I put it all away and try to make it real
am I crazy? Must be a new kind of low
that’s how you make me feel
like falling down in a hole

You’re like a great inferno
I’m climbing overhead
and hurry out your window
I’m shaking on your ledge
but you won’t help, and my face melts
above the ravine
well, you’re wreckless, see, your highness
I’m merely flippin’ out and wanna make a scene
am I dreaming? Must be a new kind of low
that’s how you make me feel
and now it’s out of control

You suck me in like a whirlpool
and hang me out to dry
I know my ways are old-school
and somewhat dignified
but you’re nowhere, and you don’t care
you’re like a machine
real ferocious, make me nervous
I put it all away and try to make it real
am I crazy? Must be a new kind of low
that’s how you make me feel
like falling down in a hole
it’s how you make me feel
and now it’s out of control
that’s how you make me feel
right down in a hole
Track Name: Will U kindly F O?
Night vision at an all-time low
no delayin’ ‘cause we gots to go
bad coffee, we try to revive
lights buzzin’ in the sky as we drive
then my mind gives in to all the things I’ve heard about mutilation
maybe we’ll all be swept away, end up in someone’s adaptation
Will U kindly F O?

Now they’re movin’ with us neck in neck
the lights flashing like a discotheque
it ain’t the Birdman or the Flying Nun
could this be area 51?
Another game of cat & mouse, I wish they would materialise
could it be part of their mission man, to probe and maim and scrutinise?
Will U kindly F O?

They get up close then they disappear
we look around, but the coast is clear
were they for real or just the pills we took?
Well, no one’s game to have another look
well, we could use a night-cap, so we pull right up into a red-neck dive
but it’s a little bit strange in here, they’re crankin’ Bachman Turner Overdrive
Wil U kindly F O?

Feb 2016
Track Name: Mad winter wondergirl
Mad winter wondergirl
you’ve let things slide
you blame yourself
for your darker side

Stop making waves now baby
you’re torn in two
your double edge
just says ‘I love you’

In anger, your eyes
betray the fire inside you
and your mind is gone
whenever I’m around

In simple terms
I’ll make the case my dear
it’s not quite heaven
lay down your arms
and watch the ghosts appear
and wonder why
you had not noticed them before
so, to those wintry shadows
say goodbye
goodbye…
Track Name: Lady Log
In a way-out-west motel
is a lady and a log in union
and at the mercy of its spell
she’ll deny that it’s a trite peculiar
shuffling along the empty halls
talking to a log’s not unusual
though it looks real shady
so much more than just an aberration
throw it away my lady
or you’ll be headed for an institution

Now, the narrative needs explaining
and David Lynch is still directing
but this is more than just a wind-up
‘cause the lady with the log’s behind us!

Now, people talkin’ ‘bout some voodoo
and how the log is some kind of guru
but you listen to its words of wisdom
and so you carry that thing right with you
what does it say lady log?
We really think you’ve been having us on
what does it whisper to ya lady log?
Are we headed for the final gong?
Won’t you let us in lady log?
Let us in on it lady log!

Under starlight, deepest blue night
you’ve lost something
now you’re fading to grey
to grey
grey.


Mar 2016
Track Name: Here come the Astral police
Met a Swami at the filling station
told me things I’d never heard before
free your mind and the door will be opened
so don’t keep looking for the emperor’s clothes
an easy journey through time and space
but you must find your own way home

I’ve got a fear about astral travel
out of body equals out-of-mind!
I’ve made a plan that defies convention
to keep the devil from my eyes
I’m watching everybody come and go
well…it ain’t gonna be easy now

Turn the lights down and put on your shades
find us a corner and lay real low
read a few lines and repeat the mantra
then curl right up like an embryo
fly on by and meet the man in the moon
then we can bum a nice ride on an asteroid
now we take the elevator to Uranus
take a leap into the void!

Here come the Astral police
here come the Astral police
they want the travellers to leave
here come the Astral police
oh, but you know that it’s all in your mind!
(Come on son, go and git yer wha-wha…)

Here come the Astral police
here come the Astral police
they want the space-jam to cease
here come the Astral police
they’re watching everybody come and go

Out here among the stars
I’ve opened up to realise
for there is no end, but unbounded birth
since the cradle of time and grains of earth
a familiar hub of creation in which
all roads trail to infinity
I’m compelled to speak, but there are no words
listen hard, but how nothing stirs
to awaken from perpetual sleep
is to see the brightest lights
before the comedown
comedown
comedown…

Met a Swami at the filling station
told me things I’d never heard before
free your mind and the door will be opened
don’t keep looking for the emperor’s clothes
an easy journey through time and space
here come the Astral police!
Track Name: Little critters
Little critters and crawlers
come out at night
they’re taking over the kitchen
and I don’t feel right
little critters in the oatmeal
and in the take-away
they’ve been driving me crazy
since our wedding day

Why won’t you make them all go away?
come back and make them all go away!

Little critters in my daydreams
and nightmares too
give them a free run
and they’ll stage a coup
little critters in the sugar bowl
and in the mayonnaise
I’ll go and sit in the corner
my head is in a daze

Why won’t you make them all go away?
Come back and make them all go away!
Why can’t you make them all go away?
Please come and make them all go away!


Feb 2016
Track Name: Happy campers
Rainbow children of the sun
your batty dreams have just begun
stand along the motorway like flowers in a row
happy campers in the rain
staring at the weather vane
transcendental energy flows from a stereo

Well, I’ve been thinking over the things you said
but I’m not your average, empty acid-head
it’s an illusion and I won’t come down
to be another raving cosmic casualty
over and over, it seems very real
I’m falling off the edge into infinity

Children of the Milky way
your world is now in disarray
1969 is swiftly coming to a close
happy campers in the shade
let’s go and spike some lemonade
give the magic bus a pounding
and away it goes!

Uncle Jerry’s left us an open space
looks like a star-gate to another place
you’re still in the mud bath
with your lime-green sunnies, happy as Larry
standing on a folding ironing board
back at the duck pond
skinny-dipping with your tackle in show
going for the Golden fig-leaf award!

Now distant voices echo from far away
and it’s a rocky road down memory lane
all you remember, coloured wheels go ‘round
the cobwebs of your mind play out a symphony
look all around you and your material folly
hinting at a new kind of reality.


Mar 2016
Track Name: Paul is Fred
Of course, you know Paul is Fred!
Track Name: What do we know about rock 'n' roll?
We’re back in the papers
playing music til we call it quits
for disagreeable strangers
I don’t remember how it came to this
what do we know about rock n roll?
What do we know, now the lights have changed?

It’s been way too long with the same old song in tow
another no-where crowd and we’re still too loud
yeah, you think we’d know better?
Is this what we came for?
Goin’ in through the back door?
Burning peckers and cold sores?
To play one more dive
One more dive

Up to the gills in No-doze
driving slow into another town
hey, we could stage a no-show
they won’t notice we’re not around!
What do we know about rock n roll?
What do we know about a motel room?

Early-morning calls and I feel lovelorn again
savage bugs in bed, I stay up instead
it ain’t money for nothing!
Highways and breakdowns
take a piss in a playground
stupid critics and bloodhounds
to play one more dive
one more dive
to play one more dive
one more – oh, my head hurts!

Smelling like an old corpse
with ringin’ ears and brute-force
still flogging a dead horse
to play one more dive
to play one more dive.


Mar 2016