Poetry For The Poisoned (2010)

01. The Great Pandemonium
02. If Tomorrow Came
03. Dear Editor
04. The Zodiac
05. Hunter’s Season
06. House On A Hill
07. Necropolis
08. My Train Of Thoughts
09. Seal Of Woven Years
10. Poetry For The Poisoned – Incubus
11. Poetry For The Poisoned – So Long
12. Poetry For The Poisoned – All Is Over
13. Poetry For The Poisoned – Dissection
14. Once Upon A Time
15. Where The Wild Roses Grow
16. Thespian Drama

 

01. The Great Pandemonium

On a silent shore
I spoke to God
The sun is down
Assemble the great pandemonium

One more down by the book of Babalon
One more down in accordance with my fate
One long drift across the lake of Avalon
One more trip that I must create

And my eyes sweep a shore that was always there
A blood red line through the sonisphere
I can’t resolve where it’s coming from
I sense it the great pandemonium

Just one, Just one more
Just one, Just one more day

One more day by the pits of hell
Just one more when even yesterday was too late
One more thought that I had to sell
One last trick that you can debate

On a silent shore I confronted fear
I spoke to God but he wasn’t there
The sun is down and the war begun
Assemble the great pandemonium

[Growls:]
Red Light
Hit the Brake now
Red Light
Hit the Brake now

And my eyes sweep a shore that was always there
A blood red line through the sonisphere
I can’t resolve where it’s coming from
I sense it’s the great pandemonium

On a silent shore I confronted fear
I spoke to God but he wasn’t there
The sun is down and the war begun
Assemble the great pandemonium

Just one, Just one more
Just one, Just one more day

Just one, Just one more
Just one.

[nach oben]

 

02. If Tomorrow Came

I’m not sure
If she could ease your pain
You’ve been gone for awhile
Crush you heart and soul
And tease your bane
Hush your mouth
Here she, here she comes
Watch out

She can see you
Like the Hounds of Hell
Smell your fear when you flee
Here she comes
Velvet ocean paradise
The power Sorceress
At your fingertips
God made flesh
Perfect Alibi

You saw her walking
Over poison ivy leaves
Nobody knows her name
But something must have
Opened your eyes it seems
Cause nothing is quite the same

I’m not sure about a thing
You know
Days are long in the haze
Here she comes
Velvet ocean paradise
The power Sorceress
Get a glimpse of God
Here she comes
With her good advice

You wanted every single moment
You resigned
Knowing there’s none to blame
You might as well
I swear on my life you tried
As if tomorrow came

Searching in the deepest forest
Merging with belief you saw her
All you’ve seen and all you’ve known
Tells you that she kept you warm.

You saw her walking
Over poison ivy leaves
Nobody knows her name
And something must have
Opened your eyes it seems
Cause nothing is quite the same

You wanted every single moment
You resigned
Knowing there’s none to blame
You might as well
I swear on my life I tried
As if tomorrow came

[nach oben]

 

03. Dear Editor

“Dear Editor,
This is the Zodiac speaking.
I am back with you.
Tell Herb Caen I am here, I have always been here.
That city pig, Toschi, is good, but I am both smarter and better.
He will get tired then leave me alone.
I am waiting for a good movie about me.
Who will play me?
I am now in control of all things.

Yours truly…”

[nach oben]

 

04. The Zodiac

She was so kind to me
She sang her little shadow song
And I could not resist it
Bitter blood
Come sing along

With your hand upon the bible
Would you swear that is the truth?
[The whole truth and the truth alone]
If she had only shut her mouth

Shattered memories of quiet cold rejection
A careful devil’s irony in pure perfection
In pure deceit

You asked me
Was it all I had to tell?
Was it all I could recall?

No… then I broke her neck
Her twisted china white facade
I may seem unaffected
But don’t we all want to be god?

Is it all you can remember?
Would you swear it on your life?

You will never really know my name without reflection
A careful devil’s irony in pure perfection
In pure deceit

But in the moment it’s so beautiful
Flow along with a hunger
With the nature of the beast

These are shattered memories of quiet cold rejection
A careful devil’s irony in pure perfection
You will never really know my name without reflection
A careful devil’s irony in pure perfection
In pure deceit

[nach oben]

 

05. Hunter’s Season

Someone to protect and be protected by
When that certain fury would come
Someone to respect and be respected by
When deprivation took its toll on you
No more to defend, fading away

Cause we were always alone
We were born in the hunter’s season
All I really ever wanted was for you to die
in the arms of someone

Someone to remember
Hold me to the ground
When the sudden glory is gone
Mother would you send a sign
A message down
Consolidation with your only son
No more to defend, but someone to love

Cause we were always alone
We were born in the hunter’s season
All I really ever wanted was for you to die
in the arms of someone

It’s destiny
That falls upon you
Cause nothing remains
So long
Only a miracle
Could have killed the pain
You see
Now you’re gone

In silent custody
You meet my eyes
Though life is long
I know you’ll wait for me
You know it too

Cause we were always alone
We were born in the hunter’s season
All I really ever wanted was for you to die
in the arms of someone

[nach oben]

 

06. House On A Hill

Call me a liar, a king or a fool
But sing me a song of prosperity
Higher and higher the further we fall
Hard to remember

I will surrender and I’ll always wait
Wait as in all of eternity

Hard to remember and hard to forget
The shadow that hangs over me

Take me home to a house on a hill
In oblivion
And take away this shadow over me

Cry me a river but once you run dry
Say there’s a reason you do

Godless endeavors, smothered and broken
All that I wanted was you

Take me home to a house on a hill,
in oblivion
Where souls ever die all alone
You’re longing for love, not for sympathy
So take away this shadow over me

Under the starlight you shine, your solitude
Eyes on the ocean and far beyond west of the moon

Take me home to a house on a hill,
in oblivion
Where souls ever die all alone
You’re longing for love, not for sympathy
Over the hills
Home to your house on a hill
To oblivion
Where souls ever die all alone
You’re longing for love, not for sympathy
So take away this shadow over me

[nach oben]

 

07. Necropolis

Sunshine
Swell life
Soak in another day
All that I need
Is a reason to go
You and I
Could fly away
We’d go up
And never come back down
From Heaven you know

Wake me
Revolve
In my wounds
Lay down your enemy
On the altar of refined deception
Hate me
I’m all over you
Reset the harmony
Like a fire in the night

Pushing closer
East side silence
One last warning
West side
Let all be friends
Every Nation
Thank you
For putting down your arms

This was the war
To end all wars
This was the war to save democracy

Wake me
Like nails in my spine
Let’s play the tragedy
In the fire of
A last temptation
Hate me for wasting my time
On commonalities
In the name of self-respect

Don’t wait too long
Don’t harvest too late
May I wish you won’t
Believe in your fate

Wake me
Revolve
In my wounds
Lay down your enemy
In the fire of a last temptation
Hate me for wasting my time
On commonalities

In this city of the dead

[nach oben]

 

08. My Train Of Thoughts

In the shadow of my doubt
This life is dust on naked walls
In the ruins of defeat
The spotlights fade
There’s a clown without a crowd
His sorrow smiles relentlessly
Welcome winter bittersweet
Of final fall

My train of thoughts
Keep on hauling me over a low again
Easy to see for a someone
Whose soul can bleed

Who am I to overrule
Believers at the wonder wall
Some illusions come undone
And violently

My train of thoughts
Keep on hauling me over a low again
Easy to see for a someone
Whose soul can bleed

So far astray
When all comes to all
You’ll never be satisfied
You might as well let go

My train of thoughts
Keep on hauling me over a low again
Easy to see for a someone
Whose soul can bleed

My train of thoughts
Keep on hauling me over a low again
Easy to see for a someone
Whose soul can bleed

[nach oben]

 

09. Seal Of Woven Years

Pull the trigger now
If you’re craving a hero
Or say life after death
Was it you or was it me
Who had to fake
Implementation
Of a lonely heart
So warm and oh so weak

My fractured eyes
In the mold below
The fattest lies
Hold your needs

Wait for the morning
Come a different day
Carry the weight of all
You say is wrong
We both would deny
There is a secret fate
A seal of woven years
Of waiting flying by

Rush my head
Into your wall of complaints
And crush me softly
Like you crushed yourself asunder
You better leave me be

Now go
For my soul was sold
For a rainy day
It’s not too late
For a full retreat

Wait for the morning
Come a different day
Carry the weight of all
You say is wrong
We would both deny
There is a secret fate
A seal of woven years
Of waiting flying by

Wait for the morning
Come a different day
Carry the weight of all
You say is wrong
We would both deny
There is a secret fate
A seal of woven years
Of waiting flying by

[nach oben]

 

10. Poetry For The Poisoned – Incubus

There was a time when I was young
A boy with bold ambitions
There was a time when I could tell the crooked from the wicked one

There was a song that someone sung
A hint of recognition
There was a time I knew you well enough to know you won’t be gone

Come with me tonight
Tell me how it feels to be alive

There was a time I had respect
A name of reputation
There was a time when I could watch myself without being disgraced

Come with me tonight
Let us find a place where we can hide
Come into the light
Let me show you how we stay alive

[Spoken:]
The word “incubus” means “to lie on”, and it was believed that any heavy feeling in bed, such as a weight pressing down on your chest, especially accompanied by nightmares, was a sure sign that an incubus had attempted to have nocturnal intercourse with you. Given the religious fervour of Middle Ages, it is not altogether surprising that the idea of a demon lover was believed to account for this phenomenon.

[nach oben]

 

11. Poetry For The Poisoned – So Long

A minute more
Till the light of day is seen
Lay down
I know you must be nearly there
A bloody kiss
And the vision of a dream
For the last of your days in the sun

In the white light I am calm
Yet peculiarly cold
Silent slumber
And wide awake
Lord have mercy on my soul

So long
Your sorrow be gone
Show me how it feels to be alive
No more denial
So long
Let us find a place where we can hide

You fed me long
And by God you fed me well
Sleep tight
This day belongs to you my dear
And I am bound
Like a beast onto its prey
We are one of a kind you and I

Pale moon wander
I’m wide awake
Lord have mercy on my soul

So long
Your sorrow be gone
Show me how it feels to be alive
No more denial
So long
Show me all the splendors of the night

So long
The little last of your attention
Sorrow
This flood to wash your mind
See me
The God of your imagination
Feel me
Come with me tonight

So long
Your sorrow be gone
Show me how it feels to be alive
No more denial
So long

[nach oben]

 

12. Poetry For The Poisoned – All Is Over

I am the hole in your broken heart
I am the reason we all depart

What if all is over
What if all is over
What if all is over

[nach oben]

 

13. Poetry For The Poisoned – Dissection

Life in slow review
I see it with my eyes
Deeper down and further back
The storm reveals a hidden track
The sun is coming through

Down by a lake
As a child
Without a fear
When a mother’s warm embrace
Made a haven in the maze
Those were the moments
And these were my days

[nach oben]

 

14. Once Upon A Time

I am scorn in this heavenly scheme
With a stench of destruction
I’m a reaper of beautiful dreams
And she knows
I’m on the edge
Sacrilege

[Push me over]

Tell me once upon a time
I close my eyes
And see myself reborn
Righting the wrong
I won’t stay to stand in line
Or wait for God to shine all over me

I wait for the storm

I am you
And I know that you heard
You and I are the last
At the end of the world
Then we talk
And we run
And we hide
Then so what
The human race
Suffocates

[Leave me breathless]

Tell me once upon a time
I close my eyes
And see myself reborn
Righting the wrong
I won’t stay to stand in line
Or wait for God to shine all over me

I wait for the storm
I wait for the storm
I wait for the storm

Move along
Through the ashes of a dream
Move along
And see myself anew again

Tell me once upon a time
I close my eyes
And see myself reborn
Righting the wrong
I won’t stay to stand in line
Or wait for God to shine all over me

I wait for the storm

[nach oben]

 

15. Where the Wild Roses Grow

(Nick Cave cover – Bonus Track)

They call me The Wild Rose
But my name is Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
So my name was Elisa Day

From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
As she stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the color of the roses
That grew down the river, all bloody and wild

When he knocked on my door and entered the room
My trembling subsided in his sure embrace
He would be my first man, and with a careful hand
He wiped out the tears that ran down my face

They call me The Wild Rose
But my name is Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

On the second day I brought her a flower
She was more beautiful than any woman I’ve seen
I said, “Do you know where the wild roses grow
So sweet and scarlet and free?”

On the second day he came with a single red rose
He said: “Will you give me your loss and your sorrow?”
I nodded my head, as I laid on the bed and
He said: “If I show you the roses will you follow?”

They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

On the third day he took me to the river
He showed me the roses and we kissed
And the last thing I heard was a muttered word
As he stood above me with a rock in his fist

On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow
She laid on the bank, the wind light as a thief
As I kissed her goodbye, I said, “All beauty must die”
And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth

They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

They call me The Wild Rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why they call me it I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

[nach oben]

 

16. Thespian Drama (Bonus Track)

[Instrumental]

[nach oben]