Syd Barrett Discography

Discography:
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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (5 Aug 1967)
The Madcap Laughs (3 Jan 1970)
Barrett (14 Nov 1970)
Opel (17 Oct 1988)

Track Listings:
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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
 Astronomy Domine
 Lucifer Sam
 Matilda Mother
 Flaming
 Pow R. Toc H.
 Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
 Interstellar Overdrive
 The Gnome
 Chapter 24
 Scarecrow
 Bike

The Madcap Laughs
 Terrapin
 No Good Trying
 Love You
 No Man's Land
 Dark Globe
 Here I Go
 Octopus
 Golden Hair
 Long Gone
 She Took a Long Cold Look
 Feel
 If it's In You
 Late Night
 Octopus (Takes 1 & 2)
 It's No Good Trying (Take 5)
 Love You (Take 1)
 Love You (Take 3)
 She Took A Long Cold Look At Me (Take 4)
 Golden Hair (Take 5)

Barrett
 Baby Lemonade
 Love Song
 Dominoes
 It is Obvious
 Rats
 Maisie
 Gigolo Aunt
 Waving My Arms in the Air
 I Never Lied to You
 Wined and Dined
 Wolfpack
 Effervescing Elephant
 Baby Lemonade (Take 1)
 Waving My Arms In The Air (Take 1)
 I Never Lied To You (Take 1)
 Love Song (Take 1)
 Dominoes (Take 1)
 Dominoes (Take 2)
 It Is Obvious (Take 2)

Opel
 Opel
 Clowns and Jugglers
 Rats
 Golden Hair
 Dolly Rocker
 Word Song
 Wined and Dined
 Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
 Birdie Hop
 Let's Split
 Lanky (Part One)
 Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
 Milky Way
 Golden Hair
 Gigolo Aunt (Take 9)
 It Is Obvious (Take 3)
 It Is Obvious (Take 5)
 Clowns And Jugglers (Take 1)
 Late Night (Take 2)
 Effervescing Elephant (Take 2)

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

--
Astronomy Domine

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the blue you once knew
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda
And Titania, Neptune, Titan
Stars can frighten

Blinding signs flap
Flicker, flicker, flicker, blam, pow, pow
Stairway scared Dan Dare, who's there?

Lime and limpid green
The sound surrounds the icy waters under
Lime and limpid green
The sound surrounds the icy waters underground

--
Lucifer Sam

Lucifer Sam Siam cat
Always sitting by your side
Always by your side
That cat's something I can't explain
Jennifer Gentle you're a witch
You're the left side
He's the right side oh no
That cat's something I can't explain

Lucifer go to sea
Be a hip cat
Be a ship's cat
Somewhere anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain

At night prowling sifting sand
Hiding around on the ground
He'll be found
When you're around
That cat's something I can't explain

--
Matilda Mother

There was a king who ruled the land
His majesty was in command
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showered silver on the people
Oh Mother tell me more

Why'd'you have to leave me there
Hanging in my infant air, waiting
You only have to read the lines of
Scribbly black and everything shines

Across the stream with wooden shoes
Bells to tell the king the news
A thousand misty riders
Climb up higher once upon a time

Wondering and dreaming
The words have different meanings
Yes they did...

For all the time spent in that room
The doll's house darkness old perfume
And fairy stories held me high
On clouds of sunlight floating by
Oh Mother tell me more
Tell me more...

--
Flaming

Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown, yippee
You can't see me but I can you

Lazing in the foggy dew
Sitting on a unicorn no fear
You can't hear me but I can you

Watching buttercups cup the light
Sleeping on a dandelion too much
I won't touch you but then I might

Screaming through the starlit skies
Traveling by telephone
Hey ho here we go
Ever so high

Alone in the clouds all blue
Lying on an eiderdown, yippee
You can't see me but I can you

--
Pow R. Toc H.
[instrumental]

--
Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk

Doctor Doctor I'm in bed
Doctor Doctor aching head
Doctor Doctor gold is lead
Doctor Doctor choke on bread
Doctor Doctor underfed
Doctor Doctor gold is lead
Doctor Doctor Jesus bled
Doctor Doctor pain is red
Doctor Doctor dark doom
Gruel ghoul greasy spoon
Used spool June gloom

Check, check, check, check,
Check, check, check, check.
Ha, ha, ha, ha!

Check, check, check, check,
Check, check, check, check.

...Why do you go?

And now!

Music seems to help the pain
Seems to motivate the brain
Doctor kindly tell your wife
That I'm alive
Flowers thrive
Realise
Realise
Realise

--
Interstellar Overdrive
[instrumental]

--
The Gnome

I want to tell you a story
About a little man if I can
A gnome named Grimble Gromble
And little gnomes stay in their homes
Eating, sleeping, drinking their wine

He wore a scarlet tunic
A blue-green hood, it looked quite good
He had a big adventure
Amidst the grass, fresh air at last
Wining dining biding his time

And then one day
Hooray, another way for gnomes to say
Ooh my...

Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?

Winding, finding places to go

And then one day
Hooray, another way for gnomes to say
Ooh my ooh my...

--
Chapter 24

All movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one

Change return success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset

The time is with the month of winter solstice
When the change is due to come
Thunder in the Earth, the course of heaven
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all

Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset
Sunrise

A movement is accomplished in six stages
And the seventh brings return
The seven is the number of the young light
It forms when darkness is increased by one

Change returns success
Going and coming without error
Action brings good fortune
Sunset
(Sunrise) Sunrise
Sunset
Sunrise

--
Scarecrow

The black and green scarecrow as ev'ryone knows
Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere
He didn't care...
He stood in a field where barley grows

His head did no thinking his arms didn't move
Except when the wind cut up rough
And mice ran around on the ground
He stood in a field where barley grows

The black and green scarecrow is sadder than me
But now he's resigned to his fate
'Cause life's not unkind
He doesn't mind
He stood in a field where barley grows

--
Bike

I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings
And things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

I've got a cloak, it's a bit of a joke
There's a tear up the front, it's red and black
I've had it for months
If you think it could look good, then I guess it should

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house
I don't know why I call him Gerald
He's getting rather old, but he's a good mouse

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

I've got a clan of gingerbread men
Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men
Take a couple if you wish, they're on the dish

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

I know a room of musical tunes
Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork
Let's go into the other room and make them work

##
The Madcap Laughs

--
Terrapin

I really love you and I mean you
The star above you, crystal blue
Well, oh, baby, my hair's on end about you...
I wouldn't see you and I love to
I fly above you, yes, I do
Well, oh baby, my hair's on end about you...

Floating, bumping, noses dodge a tooth
The fins are luminous
Fangs all 'round the clown
Is dark below the boulders hiding all
The sunlight's good for us
'Cause we're the fishes and all we do
The move about is all we do
Well, oh, baby, my hair's on end about you...

Floating, bumping, noses dodge a tooth
The fins are luminous
Fangs all 'round the clown
Is dark below the boulders hiding all
The sunlight's good for us
'Cause we're the fishes and all we do
The move about is all we do
Well, oh, baby, my hairs on end about you...

I really love you and I mean you
The star above you, crystal blue
Well, oh, baby, my hair's on end about you...

--
No Good Trying

It's no good trying to place your hand
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell
that you can't be what you pretend
and you're rocking me backwards
and you're rocking towards the
red and yellow mane of a stallion horse.

It's no good trying to hold your love
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell
that you can't be what you pretend
the caterpillar hood won't cover the head of you
know you should be home in bed.

It's no good holding your sequin fan
where I can't see because I understand
that you're different from me
yes I can tell
that you can't be what you pretend
yes you're spinning around and around in a car
with electric lights flashing very fast...

--
Love You

Honey love you, honey little,
honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice-cream 'scuse me,
I've seen you looking good the other evening

Oh, you dig it, had to smile just an hour or so
(are) we in love like I think we be?
It Ain't a long rhyme.
It took ages to think
I think I love it in the water, baby...

Honey love you, honey little,
honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice-cream 'scuse me,
I've seen you looking good the other evening

Flaking you are a nice little one
to put it all around, it's just good
I like it, hey hey hey
S'pose some time that day
we'll be swinging along over across to me

Honey love you, honey little,
honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice-cream 'scuse me,
I've seen you looking good the other evening

Goodtime rocker woman we'll stray our pieces
little creepy we shine so sleepy,
so whoopee!
That's how you look...

Honey love you, honey little,
honey funny sunny morning
love you more funny love in the skyline baby
ice-cream 'scuse me,
I've seen you looking good the other evening

--
No Man's Land

You would hold your head up high
you even try
you would hold another hand:
oh understand!
They even see me under call
we under all,
we awful, awful, crawl
to hear my hour
come see me cry...

Just searching you even try
I can make you smile
if it's there will you go there too?
When I live I die!
They even see me under call
we under all, we awful, awful, crawl
because of you, to see me be.

(last verse mostly garbled....but you can pick out Tell me, Tell
me, Tell me Yippee and also: Heavily Spaced. According to
legend, this verse was originally meant to be understood, but
when they f**ked it up in the studio, Syd liked it and kept it
that way...) - Psycho

--
Dark Globe

Oh where are you now
pussy willow that smiled on this leaf?
When I was alone you promised the stone from your heart
my head kissed the ground
I was half the way down, treading the sand
please, please, lift a hand
I'm only a person whose armbands beat
on his hands, hang tall
won't you miss me?
Wouldn't you miss me at all?

The poppy birds way
swing twigs coffee brands around
brandish her wand with a feathery tongue
my head kissed the ground
I was half the way down, treading the sand
please, please, please lift the hand
I'm only a person with Eskimo chain
I tattooed my brain all the way...
Won't you miss me?
Wouldn't you miss me at all?

--
Here I Go

This is a story about a girl that I knew
She didn't like my songs and that made me feel blue
She said "A big band is far better than you"

She don't rock'n'roll, she don't like it
She don't do the stroll, well she don't do it right
Well everything's wrong and my patience is gone
When I woke one morning and remembered this song
Kinda catchy

I hope that she will talk to me now and even allow me
To hold her hand and forget that old band

I strolled around to her pad
Her light was off and that's bad
Her sister said that my girl was gone
"But come inside boy, and play, play, play me a song"
I said, "Yeah, here I go"
She's kinda cute, don't you know that
After a while of seeing her smile, I knew we could make it
Make it in style

So now I got all I need
She and I are in love, we've agreed
She likes this song and my others too
So now you see my world is
'Cause of this tune
What a boon this tune!
I tell you, soon we'll be lying in bed, happily wed
And I won't think of that girl and what she said

--
Octopus

Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
You have no word
Trip, trip to a dream dragon
Hide your wings in a ghost tower
Sails cackling at every plate we break
Cracked by scattered needles
The little minute gong
Coughs and clears his throat
Madam you see before you stand
Hey ho, never be still
The old original favorite grand
Grasshoppers green Herbarian band
And the tune they play is "In Us Confide"
So trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
You have no word
Please leave us here
Close our eyes to the octopus ride!

Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
Isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood
Meant even less to me than I thought
With a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds
Clover honey pots and mystic shining feed...
Well, the madcap laughed at the man on the border
Hey ho, huff the Talbot
"Cheat" he cried shouting kangaroo
It's true in their tree they cried
Please leave us here
Close our eyes to the octopus ride!

The madcap laughed at the man on the border
Hey ho, huff the Talbot
The winds they blew and the leaves did wag
They'll never put me in their bag
The seas will reach and always seep
So high you go, so low you creep
The wind it blows in tropical heat
The drones they throng on mossy seats
The squeaking door will always squeak
Two up, two down we'll never meet
So merrily trip forgo my side
Please leave us here
Close our eyes to the octopus ride!

--
Golden Hair

Lean out your window, golden hair
I heard you singing in the midnight air
my book is closed, I read no more
watching the fire dance, on the floor
I've left my book, I've left my room

For I heard you singing through the gloom
singing and singing, a merry air
lean out the window, golden hair...

--
Long Gone

She was long gone, long, long gone
she was gone, gone, the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'till no one understands
why for so long she'd been gone.

And I stood very still by the window sill
and I wondered for those I love still
I cried in my mind where I stand behind
the beauty of love's in her eyes...

She was long gone, long, long gone
she was gone, gone, the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'till no one understands
why for so long she'd been gone.

And I borrowed the page
from a leopard's cage
and I prowled in the evening sun's glaze
her head lifted high to the light in the sky
the opening dawn on her face...

She was long gone long, long gone
she was gone, gone, the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'till no one understands
why for so long she'd been gone.

And I stood very still by the window sill
and I wondered for those I love still
I cried in my mind where I stand behind
the beauty of love's in her eyes...

She was long gone long, long gone
she was gone, gone, the bigger they come
the larger her hand 'till no one understands
why for so long she'd been gone.

She was long gone long, long gone...

--
She Took a Long Cold Look

She took a long cold look at me
and smiled and gazed all over my arm
she loves to see me get down to ground
she hasn't time just to be with me
her face between all she means to be
to be extreme, just to be extreme
a broken pier on the wavy sea
she wonders why for all she wants to see...
But I got up and I stomped around
and hid the piece where the trees touch the ground...

The end of truth that lay out the time
spent lazing here on a painting dream
a mile or more in a foreign clime
to see farther inside of me.

And looking high up into the sky
I breathe as the water streams over me...

--
Feel

You feel me
away far too empty, oh so alone!
I want to go home
Oh find me inside of a nocturne - the blonde
how I love you to be by my side
they wail...
the crowd on her side
she straggled the bridge by the water...

She misses her crawl
far ley grew
heady aside in a dell
inside an eye be the lonely one, my bride
how I leave on the waddling wheel
they flail...
a gasp shringing
a bad bell's ringing
the angel - the daughter...

You feel me...

--
If it's In You

Yes I'm thinking of this, yes I am
Puddletown Tom was the underground
Hold you tighter so close, yes you are
Please hold on to the steel rail

colonel with gloves
He isn't loved on 'Sundays Mail'
All the fives crock Henrietta
She's mean go-getter
Gotta write her a letter.

Did I wink of this, I am
Yum, yummy, yum, don't, yummy, yum, yom, yom...
Yes, I'm thinking of this, in steam
Skeleton kissed to the steel rail

Fleas in Pamela
Chugging along with a funnel of steam
All the fives crock Henrietta
She's mean go-getter
Gotta write her a letter...

--
Late Night

When I woke up today
and you weren't there to play
then I wanted to be with you
when you showed me your eyes
whispered love at the skies
then I wanted to stay with you
inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me...

When I lay still at night seeing
stars high and light
then I wanted to be with you
when the rooftops shone dark
all alone (I) saw a spark
spark of love just to stay with you
inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me...

If I mention your name
turn around on a chain
then the sky opens for you
when we grew very tall
when I saw you so small
then I wanted to stay with you
inside me I feel alone and unreal
and the way you kiss will always be
a very special thing to me...

--
Octopus (Takes 1 & 2)
[see above]

--
It's No Good Trying (Take 5)
[see above]

--
Love You (Take 1)
[see above]

--
Love You (Take 3)
[see above]

--
She Took A Long Cold Look At Me (Take 4)
[see above]

--
Golden Hair (Take 5)
[see above]

##
Barrett

--
Baby Lemonade
In the sad town
Cold iron hands clap
The party of clowns outside
Rain falls in gray far away
Please, please, baby lemonade

In the evening sun going down
When the earth streams in, in the morning
Send a cage through the post
Make your name like a ghost
Please, please, baby lemonade

I'm screaming, I met you this way
You're nice to me like ice
In the clock they sent through a washing machine
Come around, make it soon, so alone
Please, please, baby lemonade

In the sad town
Cold iron hands clap
The party of clowns outside
Rain falls in gray far away
Please, please, baby lemonade

In the evening sun going down
When the earth streams in, in the morning
Send a cage through the post
Make your name like a ghost
Please, please, baby lemonade

--
Love Song

I knew a girl and I like her still
She said she knew she would trust me and I, her will
I said, "OK baby, tell me what you'll be
And I'll lay my head down and see what I see"
By the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a big surprise

I knew a girl and I like her still
She said she knew she would trust me and I, her will
I said, "OK baby, tell me what you'll be
And I'll lay my head down and see what I see"
By the time she was back by her open eyes
I knew that I was in for a big surprise

--
Dominoes

It's an idea, someday
In my tears, my dreams
Don't you want to see her proof?
Life that comes of no harm
You and I, you and I and dominoes, the day goes by...

You and I in place
Wasting time on dominoes
A day so dark, so warm
Life that comes of no harm
You and I and dominoes, time goes by...

Fireworks and heat, someday
Hold a shell, a stick or play
Overheard a lark today
Losing when my mind's astray
Don't you want to know with your pretty hair
Stretch out your hand, glad feel
In an echo for your way

It's an idea, someday
In my tears, my dreams
Don't you want to see her proof?
Life that comes of no harm
You and I and dominoes, the day goes by
And by, and by...

--
It is Obvious

It is obvious
May I say, oh baby, that it is found on another plane?
Yes I can creep into cupboards, sleep in the hall

Your stars, my stars, a simple cock bar
Only an impulse, pie in the sky
Mumble listen dolly
Drift over your mind, holly
Creep into bed when your head's on the ground
She held the torch on the porch
She winked an eye

Reason it is written on the brambles
Stranded on the spikes, my blood red, oh listen
Remember those times I could call
Through the clear day
Time be there

Braver and braver, a handkerchief waver
The louder your lips to a loud hailer
Growing together, they grow to each either
No wondering, stumbling, fumbling
Rumbling minds shot together
Our minds shot together

So equally over a valley, a hill
Wood on quarry stood, each of us crying
A velvet curtain of gray
Mark the blanket where the sparrows play

And the trees by the waving corn stranded
My legs move the last empty inches to you
The softness, the warmth from the weather in suspense
Mote to a grog, the star a white chalk
Minds shot together, our minds shot together

--
Rats

Got it hit down
spot knock inside a spider
says: "That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"
"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"
says: "That's love - All know it
TV, teeth, feet, peace, feel it...
"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"
"That's love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!"

like the fall that brings me to
I like the fall that brings me to
I like the cord around sinew
I make a cord around sinew

Duck, the way to least is less
Tea craving of the metal west
'ell tomorrow's rain and test
'ell tomorrow's rain and test
Love an empty son and guess
Love an empty son and guess
pimples dangerous and blessed

Heaving, arriving, tinkling
mingling jets and statuettes
seething wet we meeting fleck
seething wet we meeting fleck
lines and winds and crib and half
each fair day I give you half
of each fair day I give you half
I look into your eyes and you,
flathe in the sun for you...

Bam, spastic, tactile engine
heaving, crackle, slinky, dormy, roofy, wham
I'll have them, fried bloke
broken jardy, cardy, smoocho, moocho, paki, pufftle
sploshette moxy, very smelly,
cable, gable, splintra, channel
top the seam he's taken off

rats, rats lay down flat
we don't need you, we act like that
and if you think you're un-loved
then we know about that...
rats, rats, lay down flat!
yes, yes, yes, yes, lay down flat!

--
Maisie

Maisie, Maisie, Maisie, Maisie...
bad luck, bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light
Maisie, his illuminous grin put her in a spin
Maisie, lay in the hall
with diamonds and emeralds
Maisie, Maisie...
bad luck - the bride of a bull

Maisie lay in the wall with her emeralds
and diamond brooch, beyond reproach
bad luck - bride of a bull
strode out to meet Maisie in the evening light...
Maisie!

--
Gigolo Aunt

Grooving around in a trench coat
with the satin entrail
Seems to be all around in tin and lead pail, we pale
Jiving on down to the beach
to see the blue and the gray
seems to be all and it's rosy-it's a beautiful day!

Will you please keep on the track
'cause I almost want you back
'cause I know what you are
you are a gigolo aunt, you're a gigolo aunt!
Yes I know what you are
you are a gigolo aunt, you're a gigolo aunt!

Heading down with the light, the dust in your way
she was angrier than, than her watershell male
life to this love to me - heading me down to me
thunderbird shale
seems to be all and it's rosy - it's a beautiful day!
will you please keep on the track
'cause I almost want you back
'cause I know what you are
you are a gigolo aunt

Grooving on down in a knapsack superlative day
some wish she move and just as she can move jiving away
she made the scene should have been-superlative day
everything's all and it's rosy, it's a beautiful day
will you please keep on the track
'cause I almost want you back
'cause I know what you are
you are a gigolo aunt...

--
Waving My Arms in the Air

Waving my arms in the air
Love, my love, got no care
No care, no no
Pressing my feet to the ground
Stand up right where you stand
Call to you and what do you do ?
Laying back in a chair ?

She's so high on the air
She's so high on the air
Half and half, half and half
All you have to do to call
Is hold her hand, stand a while
And then smile and we'll understand
Yes we do, yes yes we do.

Oh what a girl I've got too
Oh what a girl I've got too
With her slinky look she held her tie to her hair
And I could see everywhere
No one in the land, no one
No one in the land, no one
But it rains on Saturday
Cats and dogs in the hay
Stormy day, hey hey
And you shouldn't try to be what you can't be
You shouldn't try to be what you can't be
Call to you and what do you do?

--
I Never Lied to You

There will be shoulders pressing in the hall
and I won't know if you're here at all
there will be wine and drinking in the yard
There won't be anybody very hard
There will be lots of things that we can do

And all and more will be for you
Everything I knew I tried with you
But everything to you was never easy
So I went ahead around my world
I saw the things you do arriving by your side
To see you looking too
But I know this, I know, I never lied to you

It's been just like you're gone
For just one day for so long
It's been so hard to bear with you not there
But though I think of you, the things you do
When I'm with you

To be with you, to be alone...can only think
"Why I am here? What's meant to be?"

--
Wined and Dined

There will be shoulders pressing in the hall
and I won't know if you're here at all
there will be wine and drinking in the yard
There won't be anybody very hard
There will be lots of things that we can do

And all and more will be for you
Everything I knew I tried with you
But everything to you was never easy
So I went ahead around my world
I saw the things you do arriving by your side
To see you looking too
But I know this, I know, I never lied to you

It's been just like you're gone
For just one day for so long
It's been so hard to bear with you not there
But though I think of you, the things you do
When I'm with you

To be with you, to be alone...can only think
"Why I am here? What's meant to be?"

--
Wolfpack

Howling the pack in formation appears
Diamonds and clubs, light misted fog, the dead
Waving us back in formation
The pack in formation

Bowling they bat as a group
And the leader is seen so early
The pack on their backs, the fighters
Through misty the waving, the pack in formation
Far reaching waves on sight, shone right
I lay as if in surround

All enmeshing, hovering
The milder I gaze
All the animals laying trail
Beyond the bough winds
Mild the reflecting electricity eyes

Tears, the life that was ours
Grows sharper and stronger away and beyond
Short wheeling, fresh spring
Gripped with blanched bones moaned
Magnesium, proverbs and sobs

Howling the pack in formation appears
Diamonds and clubs, light misted fog, the dead
Waving us back in formation
The pack in formation

--
Effervescing Elephant

An Effervescing Elephant
with tiny eyes and great big trunk
Once whispered to the tiny ear
The ear of one inferior
that by next June he'd die, oh yeah!
Because the tiger would roam
The little one said, "Oh my goodness I must stay at home"
And every time I hear a growl
I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
and I'll be really safe, you know
the elephant he told me so
Everyone was nervy, oh yeah!
and the message was spread
to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus
who wallowed in the mud and chewed
his spicy hippo-plankton food
and tended to ignore the word
preferring to survey a herd
of stupid water bison, oh yeah
And all the jungle took fright
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain, because, you see
the tiger came and said "Who me?
you know I wouldn't hurt not one of you
I'd much prefer something to chew
and you're all too scant." Oh yeah!
He ate the elephant

--
Baby Lemonade (Take 1)
[see above]

--
Waving My Arms In The Air (Take 1)
[see above]

--
I Never Lied To You (Take 1)
[see above]

--
Love Song (Take 1)
[see above]

--
Dominoes (Take 1)
[see above]

--
Dominoes (Take 2)
[see above]

--
It Is Obvious (Take 2)
[see above]

##
Opel

--
Opel

On a distant shore, miles from land
stands the ebony totem in ebony sand
a dream in a mist of grey...
on a far distant shore...

The pebble that stood alone
and driftwood lies half buried
warm shallow waters sweep shells
so the cockles shine...

A bare winding carcase, stark
shimmers as flies scoop up meat, an empty way...
dry tears...
crisp flax squeaks tall reeds
make a circle of grey in a summer way, around man
stood on ground...

I'm trying
I'm trying to find you!
To find you
I'm living, I'm giving,
To find you, To find you,
I'm living, I'm living,
I'm trying, I'm giving

--
Clowns and Jugglers (aka Octopus)
[see above]

--
Rats
[see above]

--
Golden Hair
[see above]

--
Dolly Rocker

Dolly Rocker... It's called Dolly Rocker... It's an old make of dress...
Well, months old, you know.. that sort of thing)

I know a sweet girl
she done went out and paid for me
was a sweet girl
after five we went for tea
She seen a Dolly Rocker
She want a girl, she got her
I wanna see her, I know I do
I love you darling, all for you.

You want to meet Pearl?
she's as cute as a squirrel's nut.
She done seen me
said she thought she got the lot.
She's a Dolly Rocker
want to wait 'till I got her
said she knew I know we know I do
said she gotta see me lonely with you.

Oceans may travel, away too long
senses in the gravel, to see yourself at home
nice to be at home
all I'll ever do forever
all my life, you see, when you got her
all I know, you know, I show you, baby
through your head push to you, baby
is a Dolly Rocker.
She know what she got her
She seen a Dolly Rocker
She seen a Dolly Rocker

--
Word Song

(We're running)
Stained, glaucous, glycerine, gold, goat, clover
Gold, local stocks, type, food, wild, national, lake, flag,
Valve, gyroscope, sect
Heat, helium, lead, bare, state, invention, medieval
Refraction, faction, ultra-action,
Hunter, interest, bullet, market...

Loads, liquids, neon, heater, jaws, jungle
Mains, signal, knives, kitchen
Ingot, lovely, mirror, mold
Mycenaean, moat, poppy, rubber,
Radar, rags, sugar, teak
Silver, poke, tin, beetroot,
Carrot, ebony, fruit, copper, silk...

Carpet, distant, pigmy, hid, pack,
Timber, pudding, straw
Raindrops, spattering, ramps
Chameleon, prairie, pods, trigger
Museum, scales, square, ultra, out of map, vent
Volcano, vain, wreck, tactic
Tidal, arches, valley, hand
Inflect, impression, loom, last, molten
You gamma, meeting
Lighting, signal, island, coral-cold

--
Wined and Dined
[see above]

--
Swan Lee (Silas Lang)

Swan Lee got up at the Running Foot pow-wow,
heading from the fire to his waiting canoe.
Chattering Squaw untied the wigwam door,
the chief blew smoke rings two by two!

The land in silence stands...

Swan Lee, his boat by the bank in the darkness,
loosened the rope in the creek is entwined.
A feather from the wing of a wild young eagle,
pointed to the land where his fortune he'd find

The land in silence stands

Swan Lee paddled on from the land of his fathers,
his eyes scanned the undergrowth on either side.
From the shore hung a hot, heavy, creature infested
tropic, Swan Lee had a bow by his side

The land in silence stands

Swan Lee kept time, half on land, half on water,
Grizzly bear and raccoon his fare.
He followed his ears to the great water fall,
Swan Lee knew deep down that his squaw was there!

The land in silence stands....

Suddenly the rush of the mighty great thunder,
confronted Swan Lee as his song he sang,
In the dawn, with his squaw, he was battling homewards
It was all written down by Long Silas Lang.

The land in silence stands...
The land in silence stands...
The land in silence stands.

--
Birdie Hop

Birdie hop, he do,
He hop along
A lonely bird upon
A window there, he, he
There he blow
A windy snow, he knew the snow
I know the snow, a h[...]

--
Let's Split

Everything about,
about to go out,
me out, you out,
yes and everything is out
about, out...
out, out, out, out, out, out,
Let's split!
I'm telling you this is it!

Everything is down
And hound, hound, hound
Back down, down, down
Even everything is down
Abound and down
Down, down, down, down, down
Let's split
Tellin' you this is it

Nobody is right tonight
Night, height, right, tight
It isn't right
Me out, you out
And everything is out
out, out, out, out, out, out
Let's split

--
Lanky (Part One)
[instrumental]

--
Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
[see above]

--
Milky Way

What'd you ever say today when you're in the milky way
Oh tell me please just to give you a squeeze
If I met you I told you what to do
Seems a while since I could smile the way you do

How many times, if I try, if I may when you're in the milky way
Half of your time beside me only
Atmosphere, the singular
Seems a while since I could smile the way you do, oh

What can anyone mean to you standing in the milky way
Take life easy, I mean so easy
Why so empty? I told you I can tell you what to do
When I hold you and I tell you I love you
I feel that I'm way you do...

Give a grasp of life today when you're in the milky way
Oh, try to please! Knock on wood of the trees
Glad you, mold you, mold you and hold you
Means five miles and everyway for you

--
Golden Hair
[see above]

--
Gigolo Aunt (Take 9)
[see above]

--
It Is Obvious (Take 3)
[see above]

--
It Is Obvious (Take 5)
[see above]

--
Clowns And Jugglers (Take 1)
[see above]

--
Late Night (Take 2)
[see above]

--
Effervescing Elephant (Take 2)
[see above]

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Sun Sep 24 21:25:01 PDT 2017