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Burns Carpenter, Man of Science

Burns Carpenter, Man of Science
discovers a new rich compound
a liquid form of love
a brain in psychic peril
This kind of love
will destroy the ozone
Tossed sharply in production
but unique opportunity presents itself
then this is the new school
the first day is always anxious
the first day is always
This kind of love
will destroy the ozone
Taken to the test
but regrettably not sold
for ultimately it must fail
untimely and perhaps not too bold
This kind of love
will destroy the ozone

 

Total Exposure

How dare you say
ďyou have a good oneĒ
when its obvious I donít
As plain as the nose on my face
examine small holes with searchlights
and open up the night
to the light
listen to the way the children play as the day slips away
and the light comes on
total exposure
Dreams canít wait
for tomorrow
they want the plastic everlasting
now or never
But listen to the way
the children play
as the day slips away
and the light comes on
total exposure
And the tide connects
where surfers ride
and the power plants the doomsday crop
But listen to the way the children play
as the day slips away
and the light comes on
total exposure


Subatomic Rain

People make me stop
where does it end?
I crawl under a stone
but that donít stop the rain
Subatomic rain
you make things alright
with simple honest words
burning through my nightmares
but you canít stop the rain
Subatomic rain
We miss you back in Germany
We miss you back in Germany
 


One More


Four elements, pay tribute
to one more
all people
good hearts
One more
have you discovered
another cold planet
one more
have you discovered
another cold planet
one more
Moses from the mountain
give us another rule
one more
noses to the window
eyes that can see
one more
have you invented one more?
Another bad memory
one more
a stunt learnt
a microsecond burnt
one more
another stage dive
another headache
one more
have you reported
by nine to all the glory
of one more!
Out there in the wild universe
the open book
the baited hook.Ö

 

Mission Experiences

Well ...Iím well
I bought something
stolen bags for bait
and forthright is the deal
for approaching
with liquid lambeyes
the gaze of trial and error
not in give and take
and insomuch without
proper lighting
tell our stories

 

The Cost of Shipping Cattle

Red ...Well, with our ambition
Feeling fur-tile
the thorn removed itself
and grew into a state
impaled itself into a tree
which became flesh and lurched toward the moon...
In most cases of weight and worth
of the blood and bait
under ghostly supervision
a policy is not enriched
to maintain quality
to satisfy and comfort
the network consumer
the burden of proof
did he or did he not
use shocking equipment to make you happy??

 
Circle of Trim

Spanish trails alit
national jet aeroplane
Find a fine citizen
in the circle of trim
whereby we dig the beauty
Into the night tunnel
theme for a yankee
Find a fine citizen
in the circle of trim
whereby we dig the beauty
Under one God
over one boss
Find a fine citizen
In the circle of trim
whereby we dig the beauty

 
War & Wedding

Iím over and in
To go to pieces
in a single file
each piece marching
merrily off to war and wedding
Iím sweeping away
the broken pieces
clearing space
for the next who will go
merrily off to war and wedding
each one dreaming himself
merrily of to war and wedding

 

Stifled Man Casino


Stifled man casino
in a bed of bland facts
wake up for recovery
stifled man casino
unpleasant co-missions, please
turn it off, avalanche man
and down comes the roofer
up go the stakes
in stifled man casino
no one gets the brakes
thatís the breaks, baby
stifled man casino
scratching surfaces
street lights blurring
speech patterns slurred
passed out on apartment
complex lawns
turn it off, avalanche man
and down comes the roofer
up go the stakes
in stifled man casino
no one gets the brakes
thatís the breaks, baby
stifled man casino
you can feel all the dust in the window
you can feel all the lust in your mind
but you canít have what you want
you can play around and lay around
your whole life
turn it off, avalanche man
and down comes the roofer
up go the stakes
in stifled man casino
no one gets the brakes
thatís the breaks, baby


Up the Nails

ten fingers consistent
a ďmust haveĒ situation
how can you believe
that patience brings reward?
Up the nails with trappings
little games and smaller worlds
What gentle fingers can feel
mankind can manipulate
all thumbs and needles
quilting the eye-patch vision
but how can you believe
that patience brings reward?
Up the nails with trappings
little games and smaller worlds
All fingers pointing
and many times youíve been fooled
up the nails with superior secrets
you priceless metal flake
but how can you believe
that patience brings rewards
Up the nails with trappings
little games and smaller worlds


Tomorrow You May Rise

Oh, the lookout
a tower in the fountain of sparks
seven streets to the wind
far from cities in lost countries
stand up crying, donít bend
you are not lost in the present
tomorrow you may rise


Feathering Cluless (the Exotic Freebird)

The heavens convened
awfully well to do
feathering clueless if it were up to you
would you even care?
Or would you be aware
of the weatherman
stone with fruit
the twinkling housewife
she is, I swear
in despair
feathering clueless
look at the things
look up the things
look up the things
and I swear in no time
I will be
awfully well to do
if it were up to you
would you even care?
 


Mansfield on the Sky

Mansfield on the sky
low ceiling to make him depressed
itís a long day waiting to greet you
better go - oh, no
better stay Ė hey, hey
better go - better stay
and sheíll wear a blank expression
boy and then willl come to the lesson
donít you know
demanding all you know
Mansfleld on the sky
heís getting older and the sky is looking cold
so cold and lonely up there
nothing sweet to eat
better go - oh, no
better stay - hey, hey
better go - better stay

 
White Car Creek

White as night
Black as day
Birds will sing you yesterday
born in to a colorform
the wave will bring you evermore
spring is here now


Remain Lodging (at Airport 5)

After all
who takes the money man- after all
after all
who flies the flying horse - after all
itís hard to be a bird in a flying house
itís how toí be a drone in a hive of women
commonly the chrome
is switched on and driven
But for now
Remain lodging
Stay put until you receive the signal
Itís how to be a drone in a hive of women
commonly the chrome
is switched on and driven
Itís hard to be a significant U-F-O
oh
Itís how to be a drone
in a hive of women
commonly the chrome
is switched on and driven


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