Saturday, 17 December 2011


I saw you mitting fitting pitting
Your mind against the mighty foe that ain't there
Ain't it due for some scare
I saw you wrestle in the dark
In you park of indigo delights
And Alice she danced there too
And it ain't a case of wasting
Mine or anybody else's favorite trials
Feel the need so good it bleeds
Come on in for some clues
And when I find my rune
Encrusted with the sun and moon
And you'll be there and you'll barely see
Look at me a head of gourd
I'll take what I can afford
But the flowers
They are for free
I danced with you beneath
A transcendental moon halo of a rainbow
Feel the need so good it bleeds
Come on in for some clues
So ride from your far country
Ride the lion and drink honey
And you're free
You're free

Red Shoes

I met a girl
She's got red shoes
I met a girl
She kicked the blues
All over the place
She's a rag-tail muffin girl
She's a trespassing angel
And she'll walk all over you

I met a martian
I was hitching a ride
He gave me some shoes
And a guitar slides
All over the place
And the wheels go round and round
Seems the best place to catch an orchard
Is on the sun's rise

Pack of cards
And the day's on fire
I may be strange
But it'll take you higher
Look over the hill
See what's coming our way
The coins are in the air
And the reasons all are there
Yes it's so

I met a girl
She's got red shoes
I met a girl
She kicked the blues
All over the place
She's a speeding queen on ice
You can't take her anywhere
She'll steal the food from beneath your nose
Yes she will


If you go
I will follow
Make a way
We will come
I strode ahead
Looked behind
Saw the million hordes

And you know
That passage on through
The golden door
Endless paths
All merge into one
How it is so

How to be
It does not matter
Come as you are
Does not mind
Open heart
Open mind
Travel on
We go together

And you know
That passage on through
The golden door
Endless paths
All merge into one
How it is so


When the walls of the temple
Are cast to the ground
And light shines through the ruins
When the form decays
To leave no trace
That is the time of re-doing

And the sun is shining
Casting rays throughout the Universe
And everything goes on as before
The slip of light has pierced the very
Heart and soul of you
Take a look
Open up your door

At first you may find it a little curious
Just let go to the feeling
Describe a circle your arms outstretched
Learn to feel this healing
La la la

Send the suns rays into the earth
And round a round a round around a turning
The moon will shine her light upon you
As 'round the stones we are revolving

Become a tribe of many lifes
A round a round a round a round evolving
The moon will shine her light upon you
As 'round the stones we are returning
La la la

Send the seeds into the ground
Send the seeds into the ground
It's a holy holy holy sound
Send the seeds into the Earth
Send the seeds into the Earth
You know you know you know it's worth

Don't 'cha don't cha don't cha know
We gotta sow sow sow sow
And don't 'cha don't 'cha don't 'cha know
We gonna grow grow grow grow

la la la

And the sun is shining
Casting rays across the Universe
And everything goes on as never before
The slip of light has pierced the very
Heart and sould of you
Take a look
Open up your door

A year gone

Love is knocking on the cellar door
Love is rolling in the casks
Love is running like water from our ears
Love in the mould is cast
All our veins should just warm to it's touch
Unblock the block you won't admits there
All we do need is some good company
Is this so much so much

You with yer blonde hair and painted eyes
Moving in and out and up and round and down
Taking care oh kindred kind
Taking care over me
Worry not for your little brothers dreams
Though his path be tattered and torn
I may be a ghost but I'm a pretty good host
Just come on in and see

It's a year gone so quick so cold
Since any embrace of warm
And though she was here she was every every everywhere
But from those rags I've torn
Something you could call independance
But it's really only a scrap
Of what is all
Of what is all
Of what is all
Is me

Bag of stones (Re-rework in progress) I may or may not have original somewhere

It's a restless farewell to whom it may concern
Without parallel or justification
It's a message from me to you through the wave of thought
As clear as clear can be in this air
And these gratifications that we give to each other
Are easily cast aside
And forgotten beneath the rubble of old houses
We used to live inside

So here I have a bag of stones
Old ancient as diamonds
I will give to those who use them freely
Or those whose eyes tell me so:

One for the man who brought me here
When staggering in from the cold
All for the stone that is so much a stone
As you know stone it is most old
One for the painter
One for the poet
One for the clown
These people sow it
One for the builder
One for the break
And one for he who can hear every snake
One for the no one
One for us all
One for lost laughters
Behind a wall
One for Death
And one for stealth
One fore and hereafter in spiritual wealth
One in the fountain
One to make stars
None for those who people never chance far
Three to make jewels
And most dear grace
Nine for the man with the jar
And his painted remnant face

The Winged Man

Heaven knows why but he saved us from the furnace
We mistreated his kind we stained his need to see

Heaven knows why
People will fly
Memories will die
The Winged Man he cried

Melting above he drew his energy from below
And seeing the sun he knew he had to go


-Can you hear the voices hear the voices around you
And the echo of the voices hear them too
Play on

Seething below the man was a wreck of invention
And we brought him down just like a crash landing


He was too far ahead for us here so he flew
Back to the sun where he's working on something new


'Bin Long

It's been a long time since I been down with my friends
It's been a long time since I been down with them

It's been a long time since I been down to the sea
It's been a long time since you been with me

Here we are sat on this raft together
Yes blowing in the wind
Maybe westwards maybe eastwards
Maybe no place at all

Morning Blues

Hello to you morning
Hello to you day
Spend the night in wondering
There where I lay
There where I lay
Without you beside me
I have to be alone
Want you back again oh babe
Don't let it show
Oh don't let it show

Goodbye night time's cowl
I'd wrapped myself in dark
When all the living moving things
I could hear and hark
I could hear and hark
But you were not among them
And so I sing this song
Want you back again oh babe
Don't let it be long
Oh don't let it be long

Just the way I feel tonight

Either I'd been dreaming
Or I'd been sleeping something awful wierd
My head was humming
There was an ache in my ears
Somewhere a dog was howling and
It stuck it's head in the sand
Somewhow I wondered was it all worth while
Can you follow that strand?
Dee de dee
Da da dee do
Da da da
Dee doo
While you sit there lying
The rest of us lie here
Shitting it out
At least I suppose that's what we're meant to do
If you know what I mean
Somewhere another dog was howling
And it spat and cursed my name
Point to the reason and the central fact
If you follow that vein
So I walked out over sullen sour surroundings
Hoping somewhere there might be a clue
Almost a hero
Almoast alive
You take a bit
And fake alot more
Hold on to what you deplore
And if it's any consolation
There is no room for jubilation
And I don't know if I'm wrong or right
It's just the way I feel tonight

Around this fire

We remember now
What lies in these atoms
What force of no seen
Has it's dimensions here
Hark a horn is blowing
It's notes follow us down
To this place where we are
And dream
Ourselves a Land
Where we would care to be
Where by methods strange we are met again
I remember you
No I don't know when we just know
Would you care to know?
Around this fire
Temple of happiness
Each rare each exquisite moment
Displays keys that only we can know
Now they dangle before our eyes

Whatever you are whatever you do

Jacob T. Blackmore stood at the centre of the road
The dust from the Buick smarts him so he shifts his load
Suitcase held in his sweating right hand
He needs his quick left free to shield his eyes from the Sun
What had his clear Lady Mrs. B said that morning
Before his irrational hitch East?
High may you be, may you prosper
May a fair wind blow on your cheek

Who was that mystery face that I dreampt or hallucinated last night?
Jacob has been wondering about her alright
He knew it wasn't a fault seeing these things at all
It's just that once in every so often you get someone who can see visions
It's just that once in every so often a bit of bleeding heart breaks to diamond
What is so frequently jet black anger is what we have longed
Ancestral voices from the insane
Why is Jacob's mind totally flipped sideways again
Is it the cocaine?

Tired of wasting time his nose felt for another line
Jacob saught the powder white courtrooms of justice
There he knew he was alone
For his body made a groan
And all the people sitting round were no good
They'd already been sold to poor dealers
What does it take when you've got this far and you can't turn back
Keep your arch straight and your eye to the crack
Pay attention to what the wise earthworm says
You don't loose wisdom if you ain't got a head
Said the sparrow

As he sat on his pack rolling a joint in his lap
Jacob's mind transcends the dusty road where he's at
He could feel there was someone there
A voice that had got lost on the air
Someone saying ever so softly things that he just loved to hear
And you know what they say?
They say there'll be other days
Days have come and days have changed and days will come again
Your body and your feeling will soar past you soon
I am that Martian from the Disney cartoon
And I want you to listen to me

There she sat thin beautiful detatched
Her shining hair and long dark eyes were an eeiry match
He knew she'd been calling him
Could it be real would she let him in
Something so infinatly wise smiled in her charming ice blue eyes
And she said
Ah it's all right rest your aching head on my breasts tonight
You can't have me I am not of human kind
But you show me what you want to find
And I'll show you what you want to see

Jacob spent the night in martian arms
Which opened into many seas of calm colours in motion
He could feel her breathe was his own
Surely more people than that should have know
For the first time in his life a young hung up hitcher became the hero of himself
-And that's important
Don't be deceived by those who would tell you any thing
Deceived be don't by that which is you is you ain't who
And while you're wondering who young Jacob resembles
Spare a thought for us all we are ensemble

Whatever you are
Whatever you do
Do not worry
I am one too

Cunning and Tricks

There was a train coming in to my borderlands
And it looked like it was pretty full
It was loaded with many crates much cargo
Through which I had to shift
And though it isn't really permitted
I'd of been thankful for some help
And I don't recall anyone laughing
And I don't recall
Looking you in the eye

Now the world of work
And partying
Opened up it's mouth to me
I took a look and spat out a tooth
Turned around so lonely
And I don't recall anyone laughing
And I don't recall
Looking you in the eye

Of the seven white knights
That I met on the road
Only one turned his head to me
He opened his mouth and the words just fell out
While he waved his sword in the air
But he spoke in rhymes and riddles
And I couldn't catch any he said
Just then a dove flew out from above
And I fainted there where i stood

Now it's a real hang
To have so many plans
But not the bullet to start with
I'll take my leave just as soon as I please
I just wish someone would understand
And I don't recall anyone laughing
And I don't recall
Looking you in the eye

We know you well

I saw you dosing in your room last night
You thought you were racing but your face it was white
I'd like to make you but the wall's in the was
I'd like to take you but your drifting away
And we know you well
We know you well

Wise master sat at your desk in school
Who are you kidding?
Who's the fool
You like to push pens in the wisdome of your years
Don't you know yet that your mind is full of fears
And we know you well
We know you well

Wisdom of ages is there in your head
Would you use it or abuse it instead
**********research line************
Universe in your hand how does that make you feel?
And we know you well
We know you well

Thursday, 15 December 2011


When we were young
We saw the faces
And friends from the stars
Built the Earthworks with us
And energy ran through
The Earth's sacred surface
Messages ran from star to star


All you can see
All you can be
All that is now
All that's to come
And all that means something
All that's inside
All that you covet
All that you hide



Can she be?
Can she see?
Saintly lady by the water
Feintly feiry Fisher's daughter

And you see
Nothing is as it is
Nothing is as it ought to be
And you see
It's back to where we began
Back so far you're out in front again
It's time

Born you were meant to be
Born into the family

Skipjack Lad

Skipjack Lad who are you
With your ice blue eyes and teeth so new
You're everything to me you're a fish
And you're out of sight

You hold your own when the storm's fierce around you
Yes you hold your own in the storm
You're pretty neat you hold your own

You don't need strings to hold you up
You got everything in a brown paper cup
You're ok

Curly blonde hair and a floppy straw hat
We all know why we call you that
And you know

Step back like an ammonite
You make the whole family up tight
When they're in making arguaments
Your out
Fishing in your mind
As you say it's all in the mind

Pieces of eight have been falling of late
Onto your head or off rooves as slate
You're not sure what to make of it, are you

The people you know all say be yourself
But they're only themselves when it's going well for them
Oh yes, you think of motes and planks don't you

Your world is in a box and from that box
Comes lots and lots of noise
Lots of noise and no toys

You missed the bus, this you know
But then there was no bus to show
Was there? Nope!

Skipjack lad
Are you ever coming back?
Skipjack lad

Shaman's Blues

Don't you ever wonder
Don't you ever Feel
Don't you ever look into the dark night
Wondering what it might be
Wondering what it might be

Snake he round your waist
Sweat upon your brow
Dionysis is moving
And we all know how
We all know how

Shaman's blues

We had to go through it
Maybe we saw misty
You brought so much about
Electric shaman man
Electric shaman man

Cosmos in your head
Lifetime in a dream
Spirits they watch you
Revolution man
Evolution of man
Woh woh woh!

You're comin' in (Don't think all words here yet)

Can you see me make out my form
You can see my body but you can't see me at all
Whispering winds on the outreach
Say that you're on the make
Are you comin' in?

Julie was seventeen
But her mind had gone out for tea
She did'nt want to spare the time
But she found she couldn't draw the line
She spent nights and nights wondering
About an old stoned world
But now she's free
And she's comin' in

Walking with no shoes on
Some say it's a sin
Often as not it's raining
But it's all right you can come in
You'll find what you thought was murky dark mires
Is really a pillar to help you climb higher
Are you coming in?

And it's a long long slide
Down the rainbow bridge
But we can get there by sundown
If you want to go

The Sidewalk Song

Well I don't care what you're wearing
I don't give a damn
But tell me where you 'bin boy
'Cos I don't know who I am*
Am the sun don't shine for you
It shines for me

* Second time line reads
''Cos I'm lost in strawberry jam'

It's a Blue Sky don't hold no Rain

We came across some bones of men
Scattered in the rust
So many good souls turned to dust
Within these shattered husks
And these people had worn jewels
And their heads had been held high
Speckled foreheads touched the sky
Behold the sparkling in their eyes

Don't you know it's a blue sky don't hold no rain
Don't hold your love in vain
'Cos we've still got some loving to do

Some time ago the white man came
Bringing bible, books and sword
Bound them up in twining cords
In the name of their great Lord
They slew down the Aztec, Inca, Ibu, Masai
Now we hide in concrete lies
To my Mammon side I cry

What have we done
To the Mother Goddess Gaia?
Why can't we nessle in her
Warm aching bosom?

Just a little drop of rain
Just a little drop of rain
Just a little drop of rain
Come bless this land again
(repeat x3)

Now the world's a spinning ball
Two thirds with none to eat
So while we chew our scrawny meat
Can you hear those big bells bleat?

What have we done to
The Mother Goddess Gaia
Why can't we nessle
In her warm aching bosom

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Rocksteady Boat

If you have lost what you had gained
Was there something found when you made that change?
Sea of sorrow is deep and wide
No one gets to the other side
Compass broke but we got the stars
God willing we'll get that far

Sea of rage and sea of pain
Stormy seas, thunder lightening and rain
Smell the salt like I smell the fear
Ain't no homely place that's near
I sang my song until I cried
When no one sung me a lullaby

(Chorus x 1)

Dippin' in the waves up upon the prow
I got here only God knows how
Ship's company is the ship of fools*
I only hope that they thought this through
Cutting up the main like a crystal knife
Sailing for love through the day and night

It's a rock, rocksteady boat
See you coming, the only thing left afloat
When all else was floundering, you stayed upright
When all else was beneath the waves you sailed through the night
And you are sailing to me across the shining sea


*Toying with the line being

'Ship's company are the eponymous fools'

But by my using a clever word in order to not use same word twice, we might miss out on
the alliteration and rhyming advantages in matching 'ship' with itself.

Monday, 5 December 2011


There is a sound which has no ring at all
There are some times when sorrows are filled with joy
Earth and sky, one human cry
Wrent from throat of mine

And what of this sound that quakes vibrations none
The silent voice which echoes and then is done
And what words strike strange chords
Speaking in heart of mine

We had made a secret vow
And now it comes to light

Around the sun were gliding the angels of light
Beneath the Earth prayed denizens jewelled might
Take this gem, here and then
Never here at all

I came to my senses a-lying on the grass
Discovering through Heaven's dark I had passed
Sand and sea, mystery
Ebbing in eye of mine

Meaness City

Meaness City ain't gonna take it
Meaness City
meaness City ain't gonna take it
Meaness City
Ain't gonna take it
Ain't gonna take it
Ain't gonna take it

Hitch down the road in an old Ford truck
To the heart of Meaness City
Where the Shepherd meets with Lady Luck
And finds sadness and whores and pity

And eventually he's dragged down there with 'em
'Cos he just didn't know the right people
That's the way it goes in the number one hole
That's the norm in Meaness City

Wild wild wild living
Child child child your'e sinning
Wild wild wild women
Children of the night assemble
Master's calling you together now!

Meaness City
Meaness City

Wanted to be a Singer (1982)

Wanted to be a singer
In a rock and roll band
Back home where my Zodiac lay
Wanted everyone to follow in my footsteps
See like me and be a part of my creation
Wanted the whole Universe to follow
Especially my guitar and room to practice in
Wanted everything so shiny
With respects to you

Ooh I've wondered
Ooh I've wondered
Ooh I have wondered
Just what's going on

And she breaks like a little child

Summer '83

Did you ever get around
Smoking posies in the round?
Did you ever get to see
The Rainbow effect left on me?

De da doo doo
De da doo doo
De da dee

Can we see?
Can we be?
Do we always have to sit
In this uncomfortable position?
Is it more than we could ask for?
I don't know I'll ask my Ma.

Will we ever get out of here?
Will we ever see the same old faces?
Will we ever finish our mission
To the Sun?

Lady Eirie

Lady Eirie
Lady Eirie
You were here long before we were
Stars and suns your birth
Flowers form from your astral trail
You are one you are us and what is more
You are the Earth
You were here long before
Man and his bombs

Come around
Come around
The seasons turn into one
Life is more than this
Life is more that television
More than this
More than international tension
Step in from the outroads
You're coming in on us now

Indian Summer
Indian Summer
Won't you take me home
When the sun comes shining
Many a bright tommorow
Won't you take me home

Headed for a fall (1984)

If you should go down to Glastonbury Town
Beware Lady. Beware
There's folks an times and things going on
Would make sounds of old horns blown again

What was that sound of old horns you might say?
There the sound of a new dawn sounding in the new day
That's today what did I say
that's today not tommorow.

When you were out walking late on the road
On your own in the dark
You imagined there was a stranger behind
You didn't hear him
He didn't talk

What was that sound, did your mind just play a trick?
Was that the sound of death's trigger go click

Was that you dying, there on the cross?
Was that you crying, what was the loss?

Tightropes and demons at midnight
Your mind's a dark claw I know
We must just get ourselves together a moment
Or are we headed for a fall?

Silver Ships on the Sea (1984)

Winter's call is calling
Through the leaves
You can hear the russling sounds saying
Free me please
Said the seventh angel standing
Amid the trees
Please come taste our simple wines
Please come to your rest

All along the stone strewn causeway
Serpents coil and hiss
Beckoning and whispering
Bowing for the kiss

Come down to the sea
At dawn with me
Our boat is a bobbing and a rocking on the waves
How is it you look at me, is it how I you?
Are we agreed on our journeys being long due?

And so the end
Was only the beginning
I rose to catch the sun
But found it missing
Lonliness oh loneliness
My only guide
A boat a-bobbing
Way out on the tide

Distanced recognition (1981 or 2)

I got a distanced recognition
Of a girl that you might know
I've got a permanent erection
I hope it doesn't show

Ooh-ee Moma, someone's on my tail
She's got everything that looks good on her
Boy I could take that girl

The Lecher

Lecher moves his fingers creeping
Greezy mind and eyes like fire
Don't you just want to know him?
Really I don't think you want to try

Grooving on down the highway

Grooving on down the highway
I really did'nt want to know
When four square tons of groceries
Appeared there in the road

Wham bam thankyou Mam
Federal State Interjam
Waiting for an hour or two
Got to find my way to the other side of here