Magic Circles

Neuromancer

Madman
Drunken and vile
Sleeps within the moon
Curling
In silent surrender
Waking much too soon

Come within us (you beautiful disease)
Possess me endlessly (you sweetest agony)
Love no other but
The one we need

And so
The king calls his counsel
In the checkered room
To read
The signs and the portents
In the month of June

Come within us (you beautiful disease)
Possess me endlessly (you sweetest agony)
Love no other but
The one we need

Three years
I dreamed of my lover
In the starry gloom
Swimming
With angels and demons
To bring me close to you


Magic Circles

Magic Circles
Align to tame the sky
Tilting
At windmills
This world we will defy
Talismanic
Heavy and profound
Magic Circles
Captivate us now
Magic Circles
Align you to me now
Magic Circles
Desire comes unbound
Heavy Circles
Consecrate this ground
Magic Circles
To you I'll make the vow


Burning Clockwork Cities

Symphony
Of infinite machinery
Synchrony
Of interlocking symmetry
Behold the teeming lights

Kiss me now
In the secret corridor
To redeem
These wasted opportunities
Come within this light

Seen from this
Overlooking balcony
The clockwork city burns in ecstasy
The lights are like the stars

Two in one
And love will bring a third tonight
A child, a star
Everyone a king
Crown him in the sky


Dragon Music

And so my son
We'll take you home to see
Ancient mysteries
By the fire

Tales of old
Upon a silver screen
Form a legacy
Form a call

Soon he will come to redeem us
Soon he will rise up within us
It's like something in a movie
that unfolds within a dream
In this lyrical nitrate a familiar theme

Shadow dance
Of dragons, ghosts, and fiends
City lights and stars
On the wall
Heroes face
Death by a thousand cuts
Who will triumph now
Who will fall?

Soon he will come to redeem us
Soon he will rise up within us
It's like something in a movie
that unfolds within a dream
In this lyrical nitrate a familiar theme
And so you've come
To pick up sword and shield
Ancient foundry
You will fire
Glinting mail
Reflects a silver sun
Who the dragon now
Who the boy?


The Mist

What have I woken to?
Can this possibly be real?
Sand dunes and roses
Floating in the mist

I was spinning in the darkness
Now behold the golden dawn
Sand dunes and roses
Floating in the mist

A world of endless kindness
And endless tenderness
This vision of such sweetness
Am I born to this?

In the stillness of the mountain
Through the silence of the trees
Rolling down among these houses
To this garden down to me


Witches & Warlocks

Passing through archways
The dark spirit calls
Here in the hall

Silence in doorways
The softness of rain
Porchlights in darkness
Promising pain

Witches & warlocks
Witches & warlocks
Golems & gods
Golems & gods

Robots & ravens
Robots & ravens
Golems & gods
Golems & gods

Here in the castle
Of infinite walls
I'm in your thrall
The nightwind is blowing
Rustling trees
What still lives within you
Is reborn in me

Witches & warlocks
Witches & warlocks
Golems & gods
Golems & gods

Wrought-iron lanterns
Pattern the stairs
I'm in your care
Door to the attic
The secret room
Held at the window
To reach for the moon


The Hot Apocalypse

Solar flares lick the sky now
As the hot sweat beads your flesh
Your cherry lips are parted
And your jaw is going slack

Oil upon your stomach
Glistens in the sun
Penetrates your body
Oh to taste the sweat that runs

The Hot Apocalypse
Slowly burning
Darkly yearning
The Hot Apocalypse

Maddened by these visions
Of your body in the sun
I will bear the path of conquest
To someday stand before the one

For your body is an altar
And the devil's in your grin
As the cities rise and fall now
And the planets start to spin

The Hot Apocalypse
Slowly burning
Darkly yearning
The Hot Apocalypse

My lips brush on your navel
And my tongue explores the cliff
And your doors are coming open
As my focus starts to drift

Oh these pictures that I'm seeing
Oh apocalyptic sin
As the prince extends a rose now
To the one that he would win


The Leaf of Lime

He who bathes within the dragon's blood
Will know the strength of many thousand men
And now the beasts speak in his native tongue
And hear his words to guide him on his way

But from a tree to fall upon his back
A single leaf will block the crimson balm
You shining star with but one fatal flaw
Beware the spot where falls the leaf of lime

Though it may be all good men know defeat
Yet know that you will rise again once more
For all good things that were again will come
And so one day you'll circle back to me

For from a tree to fall upon his back
A single leaf will block the crimson balm
You shining star with but one fatal flaw
Beware the spot where falls the leaf of lime

Though it may be all good men know defeat
Yet know that you will rise again once more
For all good things that were again will come
And so one day you'll circle back to me

For from a tree to fall upon his back
A single leaf will block the crimson balm
You shining star with but one fatal flaw
Beware the spot where falls the leaf of lime

So come my son
And circle back to me
For all good things that were
Again will be
Though it may be
You fall to treachery
Yet all good things that were
Again will be



The Veldt

Pay Me, Pray Me

Pay Me, pray Me
Devil's pawn
Quite far gone

Sacred City
Take me, break me
All fall down
To the sound

Silent symbol
Ancient ocean
Hold to me
By the sea

Mystic lover
Share your poison
By the round
All fall down


The Veldt

A human being is a talking horse
Responds to the lash and the bit
So take a drink from this unholy source
Drown in the milk from her tit
Your life is running down a savage course
Dance through the fiery pit

It's a song we call The Veldt!

A man of leisure in a linen suit
Crowned by a safari cap
Is looking to defray his naked prey
And indulge his infinite lust
And finally within the secret bay
Drink from the forbidden cup

It's a song we call The Veldt!

So dropping off the keys with the valet
(He's quite an insufferable punk)
Within the bush we start to flail away
And struggle to aim when we’re drunk
The ladies all will try and wave away
The stink of the elephant funk

It's a song we call The Veldt!

We chase the pig into the savage brush
And wait for the deadly attack
But then the beast will spring and so we'll rush
In every direction at once
We're so damn lucky that we haven't touched
The servants who fix us our lunch

It's a song we call The Veldt!


Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses
Teach me now
Devil's in the hallway now

Love you, miss you
I need you now

Another home is emptied
Another home that will be lost to us

Haunted Houses
Teach me now
Devil's in the hallway now

Love you, miss you
Where are you now?

Haunted Houses
Teach me now
Devil's in the silver now

Love you, miss you
I see through you now

Haunted Houses
Teach me now
Devil, can you show me how?

Love you, miss you
But no mercy now
Never, never, never.


Casual Betrayal

Just another casual betrayal
Just another bad betrayal
Use 'em up, and when they're done
Plenty more where that came from

I don't fucking care
'Bout your suicidal air

Just when you think they're drawing near
Without a word they disappear
Here you thought you'd done your best
Don't know why you failed the test
Could've sworn you booked a show
Where did all the people go?
And when you've given them your life
They'll know where to put the knife

Just another casual betrayal
Just another bad betrayal
Use 'em up, and when they're done
Plenty more where that came from

And don't you know you're being trained?
Pretty soon you'll do the same
After they've been left to drown
On your head they'll place the crown
Lift you on up towards your goal
Love you for your sickened soul
Now here's a question for you, boy --
Have you found your secret joy?

Just another casual betrayal
Just another bad betrayal

And if they cry in rage and pain
You don't need to play that game
There’s a beast of fallen frame
Now he wants to know your name
And you're feeling somewhat strange
Waiting for the light to change
You were the one to roll the dice --
This time you're the sacrifice.

Just another casual betrayal
Just another bad betrayal

So they've got you on the rack...
Lemme call you back...


Qu'est-ce Que C'est, Funky?

Hey you freaky French motherfucker
What's that step in your brand new bag?
What's the way in sound from way out?
Is it up for sale?

Qu'est-ce que c'est
What you say
Qu'est-ce que c'est, Monsieur Funky?

What's the sign
Signify
Why the what and what the why?

It's the man in the black pajamas
The blackened heart of the sacred sun
The happy ass dropping in your face
Fun for everyone

Qu'est-ce que c'est
What you say
Qu'est-ce que c'est, Monsieur Funky?

What's the sign
Signify
Why the what and what the why?

It's the turbine in the mountain
The curling arc of your thin mustache
The dragon's breath and the rabbit's run
Burning in the sun

You Frenchy little funk machine
How can you be so fucking mean?
You come to me as in a dream
Where nothing is as it will seem

What is the what that makes us real?
That gives us such undying feel?
A solar, psychedelic feel
To wash away the devil's deal


Manimal

A foot in heaven
A paw in hell!
A foot in heaven
A paw in hell!

The world has rendered me a monster
Raw in tooth and claw
A act of murder planned in secret
Bound by force of law
Convicted by my friends
without a second thought
Not a second thought

Who should you fear more,
The animal, or the manimal?
My love and freedom are a secret
Buried deep within
And in the depths of my undoing
That devil starts to grin
My fangs are lengthened
Claws extended
Are you ready to begin?

Who should you fear more,
The animal, or the manimal?

Now here's a piece of information
When the time comes to get some killing done
Just make sure
You're a success at your vocation
Because sometimes, they return
And then you will burn
Slowly, in your turn


Close But No Cigar

Wake, again
Suffocating
at the end of what we are
Ache
In silence again
In violent tumult
Again
All we thought we are
Close but no cigar

For nothing
Do we embrace
At the end of what we are
And so
I let it go
You switch it off
Just so
All we thought we are
Close but no cigar

It's a growing nightmare
As you slowly fade away
But time unfolds the curse
It's everywhere on earth
All we thought we are
Close but no cigar

And as in a dream
Forever I will see
Your car against the curb
And you knock on the door
I let you inside
So happy you've arrived

You've finally returned


Lion and Lamb

Lion and lamb
Devil and man
How can he stand
In his misery?
Till Kingdom Come
Our work is done
Long will we stand
In this misery

Sun-dried lands
Ancient sands
An endless war
In an endless fall
The beasts of prey
Still rule the day
Yet deep within
Comes the quiet call

And from the sea
A heavy breeze
The thundercloud
Coming into view
The ancient rush
The secret touch
Of burning rain
Flowing off of you

A wounded beast
Will learn his peace
Upon the touch
Of a loving hand
And be relieved of agony
So lay him down
In a quiet land

The deepest grief
The blackest priest
Will find relief
In the coming dawn
This nightmare cease
To rest in peace
This gentle beast
That the lamb will calm



Luminosity

Turkish Delight

Par for the course
We're going straight for the source
We're heading out the iron door
With a mystic lion's roar
I'm looking to my left
And I'm looking to my right
I'm waiting for the moment
When I know the time is right
Running through the street
In nothing but my stocking feet
The clothes of my foes
Are falling to this funky beat
And the whole world will now
What the secret rhythms show
When the people start to beat them
And the waters part to greet them
Right now!

Seek ye the light

Of my Turkish Delight

While Ethel Merman sings
She affixes rubber rings
The statues come to life
As the whole garden turns to light
He's learned to mop the floor
And repainted the green door
But his mistress says he's got to do
The rabbit dance some more!
That rabbit suit's so fly
Venus Flytraps seem to sigh
And London Bridge is falling
through an orange and yellow sky
She'll finally decree
He's to catch a bumble bee
And soon enough he knows
She'll strike the pose upon his nose

Seek ye the light
Of my Turkish Delight

Come feast on the pig
My but you're big
A miraculous now
But don't touch that cow
I know I've been bad
You look really mad
I'm sorry I'm late
Does this break our date?

Lions sport the heat
And seven virgins meet and greet
A lotus flower opens
To a funkatronic beat
The end of human fear
I'm dressing up in scuba gear
We learn to pop and lock
As figures bathe upon the rocks
As the light begins to wane
He's tied up to the weather vane
To call the secret signals
From the starry milky veil
As the party guests arrive
The naked bodies start to writhe
And just beyond the door
They take the faces they adore


Rom Spaceknight

Call me Rom, Spaceknight
For I am he!
I rock the house
Just like Kenny G!
Bitchslap my girl
By name of Brandi!
Frying Dire Wraiths,
It's no wonder that
I'm the one they call
Rom, Spaceknight!

Call me Rom, Spaceknight
The King of Rock!
Classic, like Vlasic,
And no I don't stop
Cleansing the Earth
Of what should not be
Plastic, so spastic,
A chromium cop, I'm the
Rom, Spaceknight!

[special bonus radio edit third verse]

Call me Rock, Spaceknight
The secret sauce!
Popping and locking
The robotic boss!
You can't escape
My subsonic red eye
Jet-packing through
A mysterious sky, I'm the
Rom, Spaceknight!


Pound For Pound

Pound for pound
The tigers come down!
The hammers start to strike on the fence
Before I riot
I need to diet
And a super-sonic plasmatic set
By the seven mad gods
I need a blow job
For tacos they charge just 50 cent
I slip and slide
I bump and grind
Building Paradise one brick at a time

Oh, my darling
Buy the shoes
Oh, my darling
They're so cute

Pow, pow, pow, pow, pow!
Nail that nigga up with the rest
I cannot fight
My wife's new porno site
Though the men send photos
That I resent
So fuck it up, fuck it up, fuck it up, fuck it up!
I can't be bothered with your trauma
Pimpin' out my granny
No one understands me
Suckas going 'neath my wheels

Oh, my darling
Buy the shoes
Oh, my darling
They're so cute

Like a rabbit in a cage
In a psycho-delic haze
No more soul than a marionette
I spin the wheel
I break the deals
The pig it coming to my defense
Traffic in a rage
I navigate the city maze
Killing is a daily event
A bloody black sun
Burning hot fun
No one knows what next will commence

Oh, my darling
But the shoes
Oh, my darling
They're so cute


Bundeswehr

Now look here, hippy
You're such a sippy
And I know that you're afraid of the dark

And with good reason
For 'tis the season
In which you become the slave of the gods!

My hobnail boots will invade your ass
Suck it and see how long it lasts

And a serpent will blossom
In your conscience at last
In a glorious madness
Blood will spill on the sand

And you'll be squeezin'
Them laughin' demons
At least we really do know how to dress

We'll use a dipstick
On your black lipstick
And you'll be forced to say, "Gosh, you're the best!"

Suck on the magic, it lasts and lasts
Finally, you'll be a man, at last

Kiss my ass, kiss my ass, kiss my ass


Doggyville

Pull the leash
Don't yank the tail
Hold them close
To lift the veil
Now...

Birthday cakes
And ice cream shakes
Rocket ships
And monster kits
Fading...

But they will answer the call
Of their most ancient resolve
In Doggyville

Rainbirds arc
Across gentle lawns
Busy streets
Of shining cars
Faster...

But something waits
Behind the scenes
To crack the egg
To split the seam
Slowly...

But they will answer the call
Of their most ancient resolve
In Doggyville

Hold them close
And bear the cost
Memory
Of all that's lost
Fading...

The broken streets
The withered lawns
The falling roofs
The fading stars
Burning...

But they will answer the call
Of their most ancient resolve
In Doggyville
Yes they will leap past the wall
Returning sight to us all
In Doggyville


Mr. Peebles

Chainsaw, highball, leather ball
Sorry, but he's not afraid, not at all
To watch you die

If you believe in Mr. Peebles
If you believe, then you believe!

Pitfall, pratfall, you're enthralled
Meantime, the devil is taking his toll
Slowly...

If you believe in Mr. Peebles
If you believe, then you believe!

He watched ants crawl from the sand
And make their way into the sun
And the oceans roared
And the rivers wept
And the bullets seared into the sky
Trembling, remembering
Nothing can ever be free

Terror bearer, killer clown
Let the love who protect those who call
Rain on me...


Another (Part 2)

Look behind the veil
And they'll throw your ass in jail
Dig beneath the dirt
And they'll put it where it hurts

But the songs you learn to sing
Will amuse the Ocean King
For the lesson lies within
It's all over, let's begin

In sadistic bliss
They'll betray you with a kiss
Finally, forevermore
They'll abuse you like a whore

But the songs you learn to sing
Will amuse the Ocean King
For the lesson lies within
It's all over, let's begin


City Song

Asshole, can't you stop
Building your big top?
Break it, cut it down
Burn it to the ground

Make it new
You fucking fools
Do it, do it
Don't think about it

Quiet, ancient streams
Never to be seen
Change it and it's gone
Sell it for a song

Gone for good
Can they look?
Do they see it?
Can they feel it?

Morons by the pound
Waiting for a round
Shameless, unafraid
Pushing you aside

Nice work, Al
You're a pal
Thank you
Fuck you
Thank you
Fuck you