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LYRICS - OPEL

Opel

 

OPEL

 

On a distant shore, miles from land

stands the ebony totem in ebony sand

a dream in a mist of gray...

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 carcass, stark

shimmers as flies scoop up meat, an empty way...

dry tears...

crisp flax squeaks tall reeds

make a circle of gray 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

 

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

was 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...

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 raging seas will 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

Please leave us here

close our eyes to the octopus ride!

 

Sit up, touching hips

to a madcap galloping chase

"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

 

 

RATS

 

(see "Barrett")

 

 

 

GOLDEN HAIR

 

(see "The Madcap Laughs")

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

UNTITLED WORDS

 

(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 "Barrett")

 

 

 

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 hoppy bird

The antelope ride around the parasol
just to see if he's a man

enough to meet you in the sandpit

on a flying kind of sign in a meddlesome way

you know the way - I see the flies

she's a little kite the sort

you think you might like to fly

and like a kite you get to see her

every night, you know the way

she's only paving her way -

Ektachrome plane - I see the flies.

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 hoppy bird

A camel woke up to a polish dawn
wouldn't look to see his feet had gone

he wouldn't like it

wouldn't have the strength to fight it,

I see the flies

I'm the only bird, a little third,

I lost a quarter

had a yearning to be earning just a dollar a day

in a way you shouldn't like it, hectochrome plane

I see the flies.


 

 

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, 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!

 

 

WOULDN'T YOU MISS ME (DARK GLOBE)

 

(see "The Madcap Laughs")

 

 

 

MILKY WAY

 

What'd you ever say today when you're in the milky way

 

oh tell me please

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

since I could smile the way you do...

 

What can anyone mean to you

standing in the milky way

 

take life 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 gasp 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...

 

 

 

 




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