Table of Contents

 

  1. After Rain
  2. Always look around
  3. Arc of descent
  4. Barrel of a Gun
  5. Bended Knee
  6. Between
  7. Bluegrass
  8. Blue Riverslide
  9. Big sundown
  10. Break it up
  11. Brenda
  12. Cannibal
  13. Can of worms
  14. CCTV
  15. Cholera Outbreak
  16. City of Cool
  17. Control
  18. Cultural Isolation
  19. David Lynch
  20. Empathy
  21. Fade in
  22. Field of Irises
  23. Figure it out
  24. Finite
  25. First Time
  26. Fog and Haze
  27. Forget the Hype
  28. Forgotten Memory
  29. Freedom
  30. From where I come
  31. Gallery guitar
  32. Heart full
  33. Hollywood movie
  34. Horse
  35. Ideology
  36. I love you so
  37. In group
  38. In the Basement
  39. Jig my Rig
  40. Judy Davis
  41. Justice
  42. Karen Silkwood
  43. Kill the clown
  44. Kiss on the cheek
  45. Last night’s talk
  46. Letter
  47. Life Below
  48. Lose my body
  49. Lost and forgotten
  50. Lost opportunity
  51. Loud and Clear
  52. Love Hope Faith
  53. Meltdown
  54. Memories
  55. Memory Stations
  56. More or less
  57. New Direction
  58. Next to you
  59. No way
  60. Place to breathe
  61. Raining outside
  62. Ramblin’ around
  63. Restitution
  64. Right of reply
  65. Silence
  66. Slipping away
  67. Smile of Peace
  68. Song Paintings
  69. Spin the bottle
  70. Suitcase in my hand
  71. Sun Rise Set
  72. Swim out to sea
  73. Telegraph wires
  74. This is
  75. Time Zones
  76. Until then
  77. Vacant Brain
  78. Waterfall
  79. World of Hope
  80. You are me
  81. Your House

 

After Rain

 

I feel it lifting away

And I know I will not slay

All the love that comes my way

All the love in my domain

 

Like the smell of the flowers and the footpath

After rain

Like the smell of the grass and the wind

After rain

 

I feel it lifting away

And I know I will not sway

From the love that comes my way

From the love in my domain

 

You you

It’s got to be you

You you

I want it to be you

You you

I belive that it’s you

You you you you

 

I feel it lifting away

And I know I will now stay

For the love that comes my way

For the love in my domain

 

Like the smell of the flowers and the footpath

After rain

Like the smell of the grass and the wind

After rain

 

Always look around

 

Colour blossom petals of spring

Warmth of the sun the hope it brings

Winter time I spent inside

Now I walk the street alive

 

Sometimes I feel so happy I wanna cry

Sometime I feel so sad I can only sigh

 

Butterfly moving around

So gracefully in my yard

Dogs they bark

Lawnmowers roar

The birds they fly

Away they soar

 

Always look to great things

What the new day brings

Always look to peace on earth

A new rebirth

Always look to history

This is the key

Always look around

 

Arc of Descent

 

I’m planning your death

I’m planning your downfall

Before you realise

It’s a stolen thought

Updated concept

Called the arc of descent

 

Arc of descent directed motive

Arc of descent life unfolded

Arc of descent repair my past

Enter the arc of descent

 

First it’s a thought then it’s a doubt

Suckle pervading fear

Entrance get off

Exit unclear

Exist the arc of descent

 

Give me life take my life

Give me life take my life

Give me life take my life

Give me life take my life

 

Sex encounter flippant’s the word

Protection no what for

I’ve taken the test examine the blood now

Orbit the arc of descent

 

Give me life take my life

Give me life take my life

Give me life take my life

Give me life take my life

 

I’m planning your death

I’m planning your downfall

Before you realise

It’s a stolen thought

Updated concept

Called the arc of descent

 

Arc of descent directed motive

Arc of descent life unfolded

Arc of descent repair my past

Enter the arc of descent

 

Barrel of a Gun

 

Australia grew out of a barrel of a gun

Convict settlement

Currency rum

Australian grew out of a barrel of a gun

The barrel of a gun

 

We killed and destroyed to acquire this land

It did not just fall into our hands

And then we settled and farmed the land

We killed and destroyed

 

In our history

In what came before

We must never forget

Lest we forget

Lest we forget


Australia grew out of a barrel of a gun

Convict settlement

Currency rum

Australian grew out of a barrel of a gun

The barrel of a gun

 

Perpetuation of nationalistic pride

Those are the politically correct times

From reality of the killing times

The killings times

 

In our history

In what came before

We must never forget

Lest we forget

Lest we forget

 

Bended Knee

 

Pretty girl sitting on a rock

Rip down the middle of her summer dress

She don’t understand them

Why they can’t keep their hands to themselves

Why she can’t put her skin on display

She don’t understand them

She sings to the birds

Sings to the trees

Going down

Going down

Going down on a bended knee

 

Teenage boy sitting on a bench

Bruised hidden underneath his high school shirt

He don’t understand them

Why they can’t keep their hands to themselves

Why they have to punch

Why they have to hurt

He don’t understand them

He sings to the birds

Sings to the trees

Going down

Going down

Going down on a bended knee

 

Silver headed couple on their fold up chairs

Looking ‘cross the park with their vacant stares

They don’t understand no

Why they can’t remember

Why they can’t recall

Names and places memories that came before

They don’t understand no

They sing to the birds

Sing to the trees

Going down

Going down

Going down on a bended knee

 

Between

 

I’m in the place between falling

I’m in the place between falling

 

I feel your presence in the senses that are lingering

Not because you’re here or near

But because I can remember

Your pretty dress is still hanging in the hallway closet

Unwinding down in the fabric of our love connection

 

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

 

I’m in the place between falling

I’m in the place between falling

 

We all are moving to a paradigm of disorder

A metaphorical descent

The pinnacle of our creativity

Where things exist in their most ordered state

 

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

 

The meaning

The value

The beauty revealed

Through disintegration

The meaning

The value

The beauty revealed

Through disintegration

 

Bluegrass

 

Instrumental

 

Blue Riverslide

 

I’d just like to say

That even though

I can’t be you

I’m starting to learn

Starting to know

Just how you feel

Just how you deal

With those who don’t

Care how you feel

Care how you deal

 

I’m sorry

Sorry ‘bout the way these people

Mistreated you

And still treat you

I’m sorry

Sorry ‘bout the way these people

Mistreated you

And still treat you

 

Big sundown

 

Nuance is the difference

Concept’s in the detail

The facts are in the mixing bowl

Reality’s a fable

 

Intelligence is underrated

Excellence is slain

Thrown into the muddy pit

With unforsaken gain

 

Dominance is overrated

Power it corrupts

Men controlling human beings

Grinding them to dust

 

Insects on the leaves

Birds up in the air

Connections all apparent

Nature always cares

 

…then rips apart

And spits it out

And spews the hottest lava

The waves are crashing down

There will be no survivors

This is the last sundown

 

Cure the mind

Stretch the time

I know what to do

I’ve been here awhile

You are brand new

 

Subtle is the saviour

Relish in the bottle

Condiments are on the shelf

Sauce is on the table

 

Cutlery in the drawer

Plates are neatly stacked

Cups contain the purest drops

Of clearest filtered water

 

Energy from friend to friend

Delight within the eyes

Laughter drips like beads of sweat

Salt is in the eyes

 

Excellence is underrated

It’s needed to survive

Pleasant talk of afternoon

Soothing of the night

 

…that rips apart

And spits it out

And spews the hottest lava

The waves are crashing down

There will be no survivors

This is the last sundown

 

Cure the mind

Stretch the time

I know what to do

I’ve been here awhile

You are brand new

 

Insight of the unexpected

Acceptance of the real

Embracing of the moment

Hidden far from here

 

Connect accept and sanctify

Share the cup of life

Forgive forget enjoy express

We only live one life

 

Collapse and trot a gentle walk

It’s in the step and stride

It’s taken with the confidence

That comes with luck of kind

 

Repeat ignore then seize and spend

Until the glory ends

Wake up inside the morning light

The sun will rise again

 

…then rip apart

And spit it out

And spew the hottest lava

The waves are crashing down

There will be no survivors

This is the last sundown

 

Break it up

 

This is the way I feel

You may feel differently

These are the things I see

You may see things other than me

This is what I hear

What I hear is not always clear

This is where I stand

Where I stand is shifting sand

 

Break it up

Shake it up

Take it up

Wanna see you smile

 

Tear me up into little pieces

Scatter me in the wind

Wash me in the gentle cycle

Throw me in the warm and spin

Hang me out to dry and flutter

In the breeze baby

In the breeze

Hang me out to dry and flutter

In the breeze baby

In the breeze

 

Brenda

 

Brenda’s not looking the best of health

Brenda’s not looking well

She’s looking to get married

She’s looking to get married

She’s looking to get married

 

Too many nights on that fast fall lane

Too many nights on the makeup picture frame

 

Oh right yeah

Right fine oh yeah

 

Cannibal

 

I’m coming round to your place tonight

I’m going to cut you up

I’m going to stab you in the neck with a knife

I’m going to drink your blood

Human blood

I’ve got the taste for human flesh

I’ve got the taste for it now

It’s a metaphysical change

I am a cannibal

I am a cannibal

 

I fight in wars

I kill many men

I feel no remorse

The government pays my wage

Tax payers paying them

It’s not a job

It’s a way of life

To which I’m attuned

It’s a metaphysical change

I am a cannibal

I am a cannibal

 

Can of Worms

 

I'll never work it out

I'll always have a doubt

I will be your friend

On whom you can depend

 

Open a can of worms

They wriggle and they squirm 

A gently paradox

A crusty lollipop

 

Hunger is gone

It won't be long

Find a new skill

For the next job

 

CCTV

 

C C T V

C

C

C

C C T V

C

C

C

C C T V

C

C

C

C C T V

C

C

C

C C T V

 

Cholera Outbreak

 

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Cops shooting teens in a Northcote park

Greece exploding it’s a civil uprising

Capitalism leaves its victims in the dark

 

Cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea

Cops shooting blacks in a L.A. street

Thailand exploding it’s a civil uprising

Capitalism leaves its victims all asleep

 

What were you expecting

What were you expecting

 

The river is rising

The river is rising

The river is rising

The river is rising

 

The real deal what you feel the real deal what you feel

The real deal what you feel for real inside

The real deal what you feel the real deal what you feel

The real deal what you feel for real inside

 

Living in a fantasy middle class reality using all the world’s resources and oil

I am going to live for this

You are going to die for that

The way of the world is not equal for all

 

City of Cool

 

I live in the city of cool

Just got home from China

Jet lagged and I’m feeling ill

Just got home from China

 

I can asphyxiate

Wrap a plastic bag round my cranium

Gun shot wound car accident

I am untouchable

I am untouchable

 

I live in the city of cool

Just got home from China

I live in the city of cool

Home again residing

 

I can go delete myself

Stick it in my blood stream passage

E H methamphetamine

I am untouchable

I am untouchable

 

Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy

Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy

 

I live in the city of cool

Everything’s illusion

I live in the city of cool

I perceive confusion

 

Tragic constipated plea

Never had the slightest trouble

Jam it damn it hold me tight

I am untouchable

I am untouchable

 

Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy

Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy

 

I live in the city of cool

Just got home from China

I live in the city of cool

 

Control

 

Desire can be control

Control in the mind

I’ve now decided to make the move

The move to make you mine

We’ve know each other for a long time

Longer than we knew

First the choices they were many

Then the choices grew

 

The things we think about when we are talking

The things we talk about

We think of love

 

Where do me thoughts come from?

From where do they emerge?

Parents friends sisters and brothers

The context that Jesus is not

God

New millennium bug

Let’s surf the information superhighway

Television printed media movies

No matter what I say or do

I’m influenced by you

 

The things we think about when we are talking

The things we talk about

We think of love

 

I remember history

I recall the past

It’s the power of creativity

Non-violent love will last

It’s the strength of sharing all we must all share then trust

It’s the strength of sharing all we must all share then trust

 

The things we think about when we are talking

The things we talk about

We think of love

 

Cultural Isolation

 

Can’t separate the man

Cultural isolation

Can’t separate the man

Cultural isolation

Can’t separate the man

Cultural isolation

Can’t separate the man

 

White man was bent

White people bending

Not giving but receiving

Not owning but lending

 

Everything now must must change

Everything now must must change

 

Stories are old

Older than history

Culture is strong

Connection

No mystery

Land is the essence

Land is the key

Land people are one

Adapt

Harmony

 

Everything now must must change

Everything now must must change

 

Can’t separate the man

Cultural isolation dual reality

Can’t separate the man

Cultural isolation dual reality

Can’t separate the man

Cultural isolation reality

Can’t separate the man

 

David Lynch

 

Falling from the sky

Here comes the acid rain

It’s gonna burn your skin

Gonna cause you pain

Now and then

It’s in the air

It’s everywhere

Emitting from the ground

Spreading with the wind

Now and then

 

It’s a David Lynch of a day

It’s macabre in every way

Worse than the television news

Crazy headlines front page all the same

 

Nuclear plant

Heading for meltdown

Built on a fault line

Earthquake underground

Now and then

Here come the planes

Here come the bombs

Cowboys - Outlaws

It’s shock and awe

Now and then

 

It’s a David Lynch of a day

It’s macabre in every way

Worse than the television news

Crazy headlines front page all the same

 

The levies are gone

The rich all have fled

The water is crashing down

On all the poor and dead

Now and then

Breathe in disease

Spread it with a sneeze

Contagious

Can’t control

I’m falling to my knees

Now and then

 

It’s a David Lynch of a day

It’s macabre in every way

Worse than the television news

Crazy headlines front page all the same

 

Empathy

 

There’s something going on

It’s not something new

It’s there for all to see

In cyberspace

Connect the keys

 

Shrinking attention span

Novels don’t have the time to read

Typing with greater speed

Don’t know how to use apostrophes

 

Generation gap

Is the oldest form of attack

Not understanding is an excuse

For not trying

 

So get out of my way

When I’m having a bad day

Sometimes my empathy

Is a real lack of compassion

 

Fade in

 

Too far forward

Too far away

Eke out existence

Day by day

Drop the bomb now

Droplets of rain

Harmonic chords

Endless sustain

Wash away ease my pain

This is the moment of refrain

Too far forward

Too far away

This is a life lived in just one way

 

Fade in

Fade out

 

I’m not dying from disease

Not fleeing like a refugee

Not drowning in a river of debt

I’m not excusing I won’t forget

Wash away ease my pain

This is the moment of refrain

I’m not dying from disease

This is a life lived almost free

 

Fade in

Fade out

Resistant instinct incontestable

Persistent instinct indisputable

Incoherent syntactic clown

Indubitable emoji frown

Wash away ease my pain

This is the moment of refrain

Resistant instinct incontestable

This is a life lived undoubtable

 

Fade in

Fade out

 

Incontractable in cyber space

Bully the victim show no grace

Moments of change in minutiae

In the micro of the macro today

Wash away ease my pain

This is the moment of refrain

Incontractable in cyber space

This is a life with negative face

 

Fade in

Fade out

 

Field of Irises

 

Instrumental

 

Figure it out

 

Everything matters

Nothing matters

Everything stays the same

 

Everything changes

Nothing changes

Everything stays the same

 

Everyone evolves

Everyone devolves

Everyone stays the same

 

Everyone moves forward

Everyone is static

Everyone stays the same

 

Figure it out

Never

Figure it out

 

All this important

Paradoxically vapid

Meaning is soon drained away

 

All this intense

All this lacks clarity

Vision replaced by intent

 

We are omnipotent

We can eradicate

The human condition of life

 

We are all worthless

We are all nothing

The human condition of life

 

Figure it out

Never

Figure it out

 

They are eternal

They are so fragile

They are just like you and me

 

They are compassion

They are sincerity

They are just like you and me

 

They are destroyers

Nihilistic employers

They are just like you and me

 

They are polluters

The earth’s executors

They are just like you and me

 

Figure it out

Never

Figure it out

 

Goodbye to future

Goodbye generation

Goodbye say goodbye farewell

 

Goodbye information

Salute consolation

Goodbye say goodbye farewell

 

Nothing is left here

Nothing is gained here

The richest of futile attempts

 

Nothing is everything

Nothing is forever

The poorest of deepest contempt

 

Figure it out

Never

Figure it out

 

 

 

 

Finite

 

When I’m in a dream

I’m pure imagination

Polluted air

Chemicals

Dirty water running through my veins

Into the sewer

Under the house

Below the city we know

Snapped cracked Jack

Detergent attack

There’s poison in the system

 

Finite 

Finite 

 

Explore my inner scream

Throw it out to the ether

Weightless – meditate – levitate now

My body floats out in the distance

Into the sewer

Under the house

Below the city we know

Snapped cracked Jack

Detergent attack

There’s poison in the system

 

Finite 

Finite

 

First Time

 

Tonight I’ll lose my sight

For the first time

For the last time

For the only time

 

Won’t be able

To see your smile anymore

But I’ll still feel your flesh

Press your face

You press your face

Your face against mine

Won’t be able

To see the strings on my guitar

But I’ll still hear that sound

Coming from that hole

Well I’m not whole

But I am still alive

 

I feel the breath in between your lips

When you stand so close

 

Can’t look down at my feet

But my feet are still there

Can’t look down at my hands

But my hands are still there

I can’t see inside your mind

But I know you still care

I can’t see inside my soul

Was my soul ever really there?

 

Fog and Haze

 

The fog and haze is behind my back

Now I’m going forward on a one way track

To a place with purer sands and clearer skies

 

I stood upon a hilltop The people they did call

Jump they said with confidence From there you will not fall

Funny thing what we call trust Funny thing indeed

Look to other interests first  Not merely to their needs

 

Fill my life with happiness

Think and feel alike

A common care for unity

A love for which we fight

 

I looked out the window A bird flew by

And when it flew by it left a branch The branch was dry

Come through that window

Come and be with me

Come through that window

And we will be free

 

‘Cause even though we try our hardest to

Sew up the patches and heal the wounds

Our life long troubles and spoils are left on the floor

 

Fill my life with happiness

Think and feel alike

A common care for unity

A love for which we fight

 

Come and stay here all the time

Walk here by my side

And when the times are down depressed

Carry be my guide

 

‘Cos even though we try our hardest to

Sew up the patches and heal the wounds

Our life long troubles and spoils are left on the floor

 

Fill my life with happiness

Think and feel alike

A common care for unity

A love for which we fight

 

The fog and haze is behind my back

Now I’m going forward on a one way track

To a place with purer sands and clearer skies

 

Forget the Hype

 

Forget the hype

You just might

Find a way to be free inside your mind

It’s you

It’s me

It’s everything you possibly want to be

Forget the hype

You just might

Find a way to be free inside your mind

 

Hype

Forget

The hype

Forget

The hype

Forget

The hy hy hy hype

Hype

Forget

The hype

Forget

The hype

Forget

The hy hy hy hype

 

Screw you

I’m not gonna do what you want me to

Consistent transparent I can see through

I’m not gonna hate

Forget the hype

 

Forgotten Memory

 

Driving into Horsham town

I saw the Golden Arches burning down

Burning Down

Steering wheel in my hand

Malley country wet red sand

The sky was clear and blue

 

Looking and searching

For that forgotten memory of you

Looking and searching for that

Forgotten memory of you

 

 

Standing by my old pa’s grave

Knowing that my soul is saved

It was my first time there

He died I was in the states

Life and death them are the breaks

I’m know I’ll see him again

 

Kicking footy on the ground

Knowing that my lunch is round

The purple and gold

Sitting with my mother

And her mother and her sister and her brother

And my wife

 

Freedom

 

I live in a house

I have brand new shoes

I have food and I have drink

And I live how I choose

 

Freedom

 

I love a woman

I call her my wife

Yes we laugh and yes we cry

This is our full life

 

Freedom

 

I do surrender

Myself unto you

Yes I will walk

Yes I will walk

My courage renewed

 

From where I come

 

In 18 hundred and 33

Two hundred Palleweh they came

Wyballeena was their home

A treaty they had signed

 

In 18 hundred and 47

46 remained

To Oyster Cove they were returned

Shattered homeless without clothes

 

This is song about history

This is a song about my dear country

This is a song about history

From where I come

 

In 19 hundred and 75

I was taught a blatant lie

Truganinni now was gone (her ashes spread on the Derwent river)

A culture it had died (they lied)

 

Manalgenna I think of you

Wooraday I think of you

Walter Arthur I think of you

From where I come

 

This is song about history

This is a song about my dear country

This is a song about history

From where I come

 

Gallery guitar

 

There’s a guitar on the wall of the gallery

Speaking to my soul

 

There’s a guitar on the wall of the gallery

Speaking to my soul

 

Yes it validates all the things I’ve done

All the things I know

 

There’s a guitar on the wall of the gallery

Speaking to my soul

 

Take me home

Find a home

Make a home

This is home

 

Change my strings to key of D#

Make sure they don’t break

Plug in my amplifiers

Electricity

Change my strings to the key of D#

Make sure they don’t break

Plug in my amplifiers

Electricity

 

There’s a guitar on the wall of the gallery

Speaking to my soul

 

There’s a guitar on the wall of the gallery

Speaking to my soul

 

Yes it validates all the things I’ve done

All the things I know

 

There’s a guitar on the wall of the gallery

Speaking to my soul

 

Take me home

Find a home

Make a home

This is home



Heart full

Expectations I assume

I know what I know

I live deep within my mind

With limited control

Don’t depend I don’t rely

Do what I do best

Always strive to reach the place

Of personal success

 

Chorus…         I’m looking at you with a heart full - Heart full full of pride

I know that our love our love - Will certainly survive

Life is full of peaks so high - Valleys down below

Only with you do I know - The places I can go

 

Time is lived in a straight line

I don’t understand

Cycles evolve patterns emerge

The circle comes around

Stage by stage by stage I learn

Add on to what I know

Sometimes I am in control

Whether yes or no

 

Chorus…

 

My life now is lived ahead

And when I look back

It may not still be the same

Completely different track

What I thought when I was young

What I’m thinking now

May have changed not be the same

Completely rearranged

 

Chorus…

 

I am just a passing thought

It’s fuelled from within

Based upon my diligence

Based upon a whim

What what I know what I do

What I can achieve

What what I will what I might

Subjectively perceive

Chorus…


Hollywood Movie

 

I'm the hero in a Hollywood movie

I will never die

I'm the hero in a Hollywood movie 

I will never die

 

I kill terrorists

in my spare time

I free hostages

everyone one them survives

 

Horse

 

I’m just a horse resting in the field

Having a good time chewing grass

Hey bud gotta cud what me

Oh not me

Not me

Hey bud gotta cud what me

Oh not me me me me me me

 

Ideology

 

Instrumental

 

I love you so

 

I love you so

Never want you to go

I love you so

I love you so

Never want you to go

I love you so

I love you so

Never want you to go

I love you so

I love you so

Never want you to go

I love you so

Never ever want you to go

Never ever want you to go

I love you so

 

In group

 

To those in the know to those in the in

To those who are born and conditioned to win

To those in the know to those in the in

To those who are born and conditioned to win

 

Complexity - simple concept

Inherent challenge of making it work

Intricacy - basic concept

Applying the knowledge to make it work

 

It’s easy to do I’ll never say that to you

Understand the conclusions that lead to this coup

Moment of terror moment of peace

Perspective is here justify my release

 

To those in the know to those in the in

To those who are born and conditioned to win

To those in the know to those in the in

To those who are born and conditioned to win

Recognition – basic concept

Complexity of making it work

Freedom of destiny - inkling of memory

Forgetting of movement in time and space

 

It’s easy to do I’ll never say that to you

Understand the conclusions that lead to this coup

Moment of terror moment of peace

Perspective is here justify my release

 

To those in the know to those in the in

To those who are born and conditioned to win

To those in the know to those in the in

To those who are born and conditioned to win

 

False situation

Satisfied complication

Righteous indignation

Outraged condemnation

 

Compromised inflammation

False information

Movement of relation

Creation of the new sensation

 

Absence of conspiracy

Moment of reality

Construction of a theory

Opinion of fact

 

Hide beneath umbrella

Spacecraft interstellar

Contracting universe

Opinion of fact

 

In the Basement

 

Instrumental

 

 

 

Jig my Rig

 

Instrumental

 

Judy Davis

 

I wanna be in the same room

As Judy Davis

For just 5 minutes

Please

Please

Please!

 

I wanna be in the same room

As Judy Davis

For just 5 minutes

Please

Please

Please!

 

And Colin Friels

Colin Friels

Colin Friels

Colin Friels

 

Justice

 

This thing called justice it’s got me

What is rule and what is serving?

For one can say and then not do

One can praise and walk right through

Shouting praises a mind all blank

For without love

My life is not a thing

 

Well my friend she’s not pretty

Thinks and stinks in all the wrong ways

But she’s got justice off the shelf

She’s not worried about the outer self

Of living lives

Untruthfulness

An angel is flying high and free

Why can’t the eyes of society

Why can’t they see?

 

Well they’re telling me

And I’m telling them

These people have minds

Children women and men

We all have hearts and minds to feed

Friendship is something that everyone needs

 

Aki’s happy but he can’t run

Dropped all over him forgive someone

He knows of justice he knows the one

Light aflame he won’t succumb

He’s flying free of all the scruples

Eagles in a tree

Eagles in a tree

They swoop and kill but it’s not until

The varmint it runs into the sun

 

My life’s a circle I’m thinking now

Maybe they they can tell

We’re all chained as well as free

What path will I take?

A standing at the gate

A trembling and a hoping I

Can step

Step ahead

Ahead

From shapes

Defined

 

Karen Silkwood

 

I feel like Karen Silkwood

Death is on its way

I feel like Karen Silkwood

I yearn for better days

 

Where I worked was underground

The cars they coughed and fumed

I smoked too many cigarettes

Each day my lungs consumed

 

I feel like Karen Silkwood

Death is on its way

I feel like Karen Silkwood

I yearn for better days

 

I think too much I know too much

I really don’t fit in

I want too much I say too much

I really don’t fit in

 

Scrub then wash I rid myself

The world engulfs my skin

I purge then cleanse rebirth again

My soul contained within

 

I feel like Karen Silkwood

Death is on its way

I feel like Karen Silkwood

I yearn for better days

 

Kill the clown

 

I’m telling you

Let’s kill the clown

Drink the medicine

Wash it down

 

Get out of dodge

Get out of town

The harm in done

Don’t turn around

 

Chorus…         I know you don’t know

I know

You don’t know

I know you don’t know

I know

You don’t know

I know you don’t know

I know you don’t

Know

 

I’m telling you

It’s not a joke

A hot red gun

A cloud of smoke

 

A woollen mask

A hole revealed

Your lucky stars

Get out of here

 

Chorus…


Kiss on the cheek

 

Kiss on the cheek

Is the sweetest thing

No desire

No anything

Bright and clear

Wet and bright

Kiss on the cheek

Is the sweetest thing

 

Deep inside I am wondering

Deep inside I’m dark

Deep inside I am looking for

Your

Heart

 

Kiss on the cheek

Is the sweetest thing

No betrayal

No anything

Bright and clear

Wet and bright

Kiss on the cheek

Is the sweetest thing

 

Last Night’s Talk

 

Last night’s talk was sad and true

I am here for you

I love you with my heart and soul

I give my love to you

 

I have wandered many years

To find someone like you

You make me feel alive and free

You’re the one true love for me

 

It’s hard to change and rearrange

All the ways I feel

But I will adjust be flexible

I give my love to you

 

I have stumbled many times

Forgot from where I come

Til the end of time since time began

You are my only one

 

The to hear you laugh was the greatest gift

I could receive

You make me feel alive and free

You’re the one true love for me

 

It’s hard to change and rearrange

All the ways I feel

But I will adjust be flexible

I give my love to you

 

Last night’s talk was sad and true

I am here for you

I love you with my heart and soul

I give my love

I give my love

I give my love to you

 

Letter

 

I’m writing you a letter

Sometimes seems like that’s all I do

Stamp and post it

Just a waiting to hear from you

 

We I don’t want to feel sorry for myself

But what can I do?

Cos I can’t stand the distance

I want to be with you

 

I’m writing you a letter

Sometimes seems like that’s all I do

Stamp and post it

Just a waiting to hear from you

 

Well it seems unfair I find someone I love

I have to leave

Once again move on

Well it seems unjust that it’s happened to me

But I’ll keep on writing

And I’ll keep on showing

What you mean to me

 

I know the time will come

Seems so far away

When I can tell you

Oh yeah that’s right I can say

I want to spend my time with you

I want to be with you

Every night

And every day

 

Life Below

 

Walking home with a plastic bag

Full of groceries

Pretty soon that plastic bag

Will wash right out to see

And break down into parts

Too small to decompose

And settle on the surface

To blight the life below

 

Waking up each morning

Heading out to work

Masking the illusion

Cloaking the absurd

And break down into parts

Too small to decompose

And settle on the surface

To blight the life below

 

Everyone they propagate

Spew life forth onto earth

Population explosion

Environmental dearth

And break down into parts

Too small to decompose

And settle on the surface

To blight the life below

 

Older age comes henceforth

Propelled along by drugs

Internal excavation

Of an undiscovered bug

And break down into parts

Too small to decompose

And settle on the surface

To blight the life below

 

Reach for the eternal

Control the minds amend

Advertising media

Temporary friends

And break down into parts

Too small to decompose

And settle on the surface

To blight the life below

 

Lose my body

 

Lose my body and I lose my soul

Don’t know when to come

Don’t know when to go

Lose my body and I lose my soul

Don’t know when to come

Don’t know when to go

 

I like you

You like me

We can be

Happy as you can be

I like you

You like me

We can be

Happy

 

Lost and Forgotten

 

Well it’s lost and forgotten

But wait one minute yet

The injustice of this world

We can never forget

 

Blind optimism is a dangerous thing

But the hope that comes from deep inside

Can surely bring

A greater thing

Starts with a J

Then a U and an S

A T and an I I I

Talking ‘bout just you and me

Just you and me

 

It’s really hard to be together

When the worlds so out of control

It’s really hard to be together

When so many people just don’t want to know

About life

That others don’t have the chance to live

About life about what we can do

Yes we can give

 

Torture comes in different kinds

Of the body and the mind

We don’t want torture

At this time or at any time

Equality of humankind

Equality that does recognize

All the problems this world has

Oh my god I must be mad

 

Loud and Clear

 

Loud and clear this time you hear

Loud and clear this time

You hear you hear you hear you hear

Loud and clear this time

 

I’ve been doing some special things

Special things are small

Fell in love a while back then

Special things you call

I’ve been doing some special things

Special things are small

Fell in love a while back then

Special things you call

 

It is only what you want

It is only only only

It is only what you want

It is only only only

 

What comes first the rational reasoning or coping to be yourself

What comes first the dream or the vision knowing just how we might help

Man in a cassock tormented yet led

Daughter my colleague the wine and the bread

Man with a beard black and the red

Social injustice mouths to be fed

 

My eyes are like clouds dark in the night

Memories of you provide me with sight

My mind is full on dark in the night

Sit up in bed switch on the light the light the light the light

 

Movement without movement within

Searching for the simplest things

Movement without movement within

Searching for the simplest things

 

Lost Opportunity

 

I keep thinking of lost opportunity

I keep thinking of what I could've had

I keep thinking of the way things could've been

I keep thinking and it's driving me mad

 

I need to wipe my mind of memory

I need to wipe my mind of thought

And then I'll live in the land of the present moment

Then I'll live in the land of nought

 

Seek out those personalities

Like minded solidarity of thought

Innate with creativity

Relaxed not distressed or fraught

 

With the way things they just might be

In a parallel universe

With the way life just might turn out

If we were someone else

 

Look out to the distant future

Look out to the distant past

Time with sleeping moving slowly

Reaching death I realise fast

 

Now I know the end is coming

Now I hear the final call

Now I know my time is ending

No longer will I fall

 

All those memories no longer relevant

Shared experience all in the past

Everything is always temporary

Nothing ever ever will last

 

I will always sing the chorus

I will always sing the song

Eternal black hole matter

Universal singalong

 

Indefinite definite article

Preposition adverbial phrase

Ellipses at the end of my sentence

Bring back the yo yo craze

 

I will never be a boy again

A temporary man

Lost in the digital phenomena

There never was a plan

 

Love Hope Faith

 

Late in the night again

Wondering if the time I spend

Will bring the growth I need

Critics of our changing thoughts

People who are the conservative force

Love

Love

What does it mean to you?

 

Watch TV

Gaze at the stars

Direction depends on just who you are

Or what you might say

Or what you might do

Do you believe where you’re headed to?

Hope

Hope

What does it mean to you?

 

A mind can bind a whole of grief

Tinkerman tailorman beggarman thief

Feet they never touch the ground

Do you believe in what’s to be found?

Faith

Faith

What does it mean to you?

 

Well I believe in love

Hope is for the young

Faith is what you believe

What do they mean to you?

Love Hope Faith

What do they mean to you?

 

Meltdown

 

I’m not gonna tell you what to do

This time or anytime

I’m not gonna tell you what to say

I’ll leave that decision up to you

I’m not gonna tell you what to think

Censorship is not my thing

I’m not gonna tell you how to act

I’ve been embarrassed

A fact’s a fact

 

But you cannot hurt me

And you will not kill me

And you shall not harm me

 

Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real…Like love

Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real

Like air

Like fire

Like earth

Like water

 

I don’t know where the world is heading

Human population bleeding

The earth is off its axis

Infrastructure depends on taxes

Old age

New babe

Office confrontation

Formed personality at the age of three

We now know more about the brain

Technology drives me insane

 

But you cannot hurt me

And you will not kill me

And you shall not harm me

 

Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real...Like love

Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real

Like air

Like fire

Like earth

Like water

 

Memories

 

Sitting at home looking at a photograph of you

I really miss you when you’re not here

Thinking about the time when we’d laugh a lot

Thinking about the times

 

We built some memories

Built some memories

Built some memories

Oh

Memories

 

I know this room is only for my bed

I know this room is only

Well I can look up look out from my bed

Or I can look inside

 

Memory Stations

 

Those memory stations

All play the same thing

It’s what I believe

How I perceive

What happened before

In shape

In form

What I believe

How I perceive

What happened before

 

All my life

 

Love to study

I love to learn

Gossip is knowledge

Knowledge to burn

Local live music

My mind it then blows

Local live music

Mind it then grows

 

All my life

 

Live now in Melbourne

So called home of the free

Government policy doesn’t shape me

Stand on the fringe

Legislation it meddles

Stand on my head

Stand in the middle

 

All my life

 

More or Less

 

I’ve walked this road many times before

Certain thoughts I cannot ignore

The sun in huge resting on the road

I’m walking towards I don’t know

 

The more that I learn

The less that I know

The more that I see

The less I believe

The more that I want

The less that I need

The more that I feel

The more that I feel

 

New Direction

 

When I saw your face

I knew I couldn’t escape

I also knew I didn’t want to

My new direction is you

 

You give me love

You give me abundant love

You cut through

You humble me too

My new direction is you

 

You are my everything

You mean more than words can say

Till then end

I know

I’ll be with you

 

I know it’s right

When I hold you at night

I know it’s true

My life is with you

My new direction is you

 

You give me love

You give me abundant love

You cut through

You humble me too

My new direction is you

 

You are my everything

You mean more than words can say

Till then end

I know

I’ll be with you

 

Next to you

 

Woke up this morning

Something in my head

Stayed with me the whole day through

It’s time to lay my head

Next to you

How do I feel?

I look at you

How do you feel?

 

Time that formed the future

Given to me

Everything envisioned

Just cannot be

Now I’m not next to you

That’s how I feel

I look at you

How do you feel?

 

I can’t forgive you

But I’ll surely try

Forget the reasons

Remembering the times

When I was next to you

How did I feel?

I look at you

How do you feel?

 

Stretch out my fingers

Reach for the scars

The violence of my weeping wounds

Are healing at last

Now I’m not next to you

That’s how I feel

I look at you

How do you feel?

How do you feel?

How do you feel?

 

No Way

 

Behind the open eye

Within the open mind

Unlock the unlocked door

Place an order and take it all

 

Look over there he said

Look at me instead she said

Don't know which way to go

Don't know I just don't know

 

There's just no way

That is will be OK

There's just no way

I'll take it day by day

Try not to go insane

Get it all out of my brain

Not endlessly complain

Realise we're not the same

Politics is just a game

Paint strokes inside the frame

Analyse it all again

 

I need your help right now

Every minute Every hour

It's a matter of managing

There is no closure to this thing called life

 

I won't blow off my head

I'll live with pain instead

I'll try to cope with all

The hate and spite and vitriol

 

There's just no way

That is will be OK

There's just no way

I'll take it day by day

Try not to go insane

Get it all out of my brain

Not endlessly complain

Realise we're not the same

Politics is just a game

Paint strokes inside the frame

Analyse it all again

 

Don't ask me how I am

I'm a complicated man

The question is invasive

Can I be more persuasive

 

Look at the time go by

Tick Tick it all unwinds

I'm a mirror to this world

Woman man boy and girl

 

There's just no way

That is will be OK

There's just no way

I'll take it day by day

Try not to go insane

Get it all out of my brain

Not endlessly complain

Realise we're not the same

Politics is just a game

Paint strokes inside the frame

Analyse it all again

 

 

Place to breathe

 

We need a place to breathe

We need a place to breathe

We need a place to breathe

We need a place

 

If the land is destroyed by earthquake and fire

The ocean will still survive

But if the ocean’s destroyed and stripped of its life

The land will surely die

 

Water is life

Water is air

Water can’t do without

Water is life

Water is air

Water can’t do without

 

We need a place to breathe

We need a place to breathe

We need a place to breathe

We need a place

 

The plastics we use

The factories abuse

The quality the sanctity of life

The planes in the air

The cars on the road

The quality the sanctity of life

The carbon we use

Instead of walking in our shoes

The quality the sanctity of life

The screens in our hands

Tvs that we view

The quality the sanctity of life

 

We need a place to breathe

We need a place to breathe

We need a place to breathe

We need a place

 

 

Raining Outside

 

Well it’s raining

why don’t you come why don’t you come on inside

Well it’s raining

why don’t you come why don’t you come on inside

I want to see what we can find to do inside

what we can possibly be

What can we be yeah

 

My home is warm and that fire it burns so slow

My home is warm and that fire it burns so slow

Meet me at the place where we can be together and we can go

Come on let’s go now

 

Why don’t you come over here and dry your hair

Why don’t you come over here and dry your hair

I’ll be gentle and my touch will be full of loving tender care

Tender care yeah

 

Ramblin’ around

 

Round round ramblin’ around

Ramblin’ around

Ramblin’ round town

Ramblin’ ramblin’ ramblin’ around

Round round ramblin’ around

Ramblin’ around

Ramblin’ round town

Ramblin’ ramblin’ ramblin’ ramblin’ around

 

Well I feel OK

Feel alright

Feel sensational

Out of sight

I feel the best I have ever have tonight

Feel like running a marathon

Feel like turning everyone on

I feel like ramlin’ ramblin’ ramblin’ around

 

Well I feel au fait

Feel quite fine

Feel like taking you out to dine

I feel I’m on a super natural high

I feel like loving everyone

Feel like I have just begun

I feel like ramlin’ ramblin’ ramblin’ around

 

Restitution

 

Instrumental

 

Right of reply

 

When you ask me how I feel

I do not know

When you ask me do I know

How do I feel

 

I have the right of reply

I have the right to refuse

I have the right to say

No

No

No

 

When you ask me how I feel

I do not know

When you ask me do I know

How do I feel

 

I have the right of reply

I have the right to refuse

I have the right to say

No

No

No

 

Silence

 

Sit a moment

Silent contemplation

New ideas

Providing pollination

YOU

You make me feel myself

 

Finding fancy free

Alliteration

Real romance

Resulting exaltation

YOU

You make me feel myself

 

Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel

 

Sit a moment

Silent contemplation

New ideas

Providing pollination

YOU

You make me feel myself

 

Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel

 

Sit a moment

Silent contemplation

New ideas

Providing pollination

YOU

You make me feel myself

 

Pollute the earth

Destroy the habitation

Heavy Metal

Rockin' meditation

YOU

You make me feel myself

 

Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel

 

Slipping away

 

Stories

Reflections

Ideas

 

Passion

Terror

Dreams

 

Earth

Space

Time

 

Hidden reality

 

Strange weightless beings

Hidden in coloured mud

 

Intricate moments

Seconds of passing

Hours of waiting for life to begin

 

Lifting the seal on unconsciousness

The eye keeps slipping away

People they saw

People recalled

The violence is slipping away

away

 

Smile of Peace

 

Aim your gun

I’ll smile with peace

We know with time you can be release

The hate that flows doesn’t have an end

Because it cannot grow

Nor will it ever

Begin

 

I cannot forget the country I love

That torments its heart and soul

I cannot forget my mother or child

To change I hope we know

I said

How can we be sure there’s any hope

When so much around us fails

Only a matter of forgetting past

To simplify

To justify

What we do

 

Take my heart

Feed me life

I want your love

Always

Always

 

Keep to the left

I stay awake

This is no dreaming

Dreaming time growing with my land

Love filled songs

Stories of time

The future becoming clear

Because

People around faces everywhere

By giving and taking we learn to care

Changes take time so much is opposed

But changes are here

I know

 

Throw down your gun

Look into the air

There’s a song around we now can share

Take my heart

Feed me life

I want your love

Always

Always

 

Song Paintings

 

Song paintings in the mind

Working long stream overtime

Collective unconsciousness

Sigmund Freud Carl Jung's the test

of patriarchal old school tie

Self-entitled cannot not lie

Inside the privileged head

Lies insistently arrogance

 

Generational transference overload

Critiquing of the after - never go down below

How can we ever expect to win?

When the competition's set up - framed in spin

Obtuse transparent inter-glow

The truth is a construction that we'll never know

Play hide and seek - other children's games

Luck's the ingredient for lasting fame

 

Song paintings in the head

I'll be you be me instead

Never was objective truth

The power elite control the chute

Down which we throw our new ideas

Our hopes our dreams our love our fears

Small changes will occur

But in the end choice is deferred

 

 

Intergalactical search in space

Junk is distributed without a trace

Until it fall back down to earth

and land in the Pacific - the south I've heard

Obtuse transparent inter-glow

the truth is a construction that we'll never know

Play hide and seek - other children's games

Luck's the ingredient for lasting fame

 

Song paintings float in air

Looking for a catcher who can care

Custodian of the land

Respecting the earth and its demands

Sustain this life we now have

It won't last forever - never has

We are an experiment

Ending with the 6th great extinction

 

Impossible absurdity

Finite fighting with infinity

It's all beyond our human brains

Civilization - always insane

Obtuse transparent inter-glow

The truth is a construction that we'll never know

Play hide and seek - other children's games

Luck's the ingredient for lasting fame

 

Spin the Bottle

 

Spin the bottle will I head that way

Spin the bottle will my life turn out that way

I’m looking for an answer

Spin the bottle see my life turn around

Spin the bottle I’m heading for clearer sound

I’m looking for an answer

 

Some things I cannot control

Some things I cannot control

Some things I cannot control

Like disease and war and hate

Cleanse my soul oh no

Oh no

 

Spin the bottle take me warts and all

Spin the bottle I’m standing up here tall

I’m looking for an answer

Spin the bottle with perpetual change

Spin the bottle understanding in my range

I’m looking for an answer

 

Suitcase in my hand

 

Instrumental

 

Sun Rise Set

 

Instrumental

 

Swim out to sea

 

Feeling like I’m trapped inside

Wanting to escape swim out to sea

Wrap your arms around me with your warmth

Your intimacy

 

When I look into your eyes

I can see it all – infinity

When I kiss you on the lips

I know that I always will believe

 

Chorus…         Take me home

Take me home

Take me home

Take me home

 

I’ve been sitting here so long

Forget forgot remember memory

What it means so to be loose

Fancy freedom paraesthesia

 

Cool wind blowing in my hair

Warmth of summer breeze and memory

Waiting for another time

There it is – always will it be

 

Chorus…


Telegraph Wires

 

There's telegraph wires in my dreams

They're full of electricity

I love the line around your eyes

They remind me of our life

 

Remembering

Reconstructing

Forgetting

The Day

 

I feel a calm when those around

are sick and tired and suffering

I feel a smile on my face

I could walk for days and days

 

Remembering

Reconstructing

Forgetting

The Day

 

The clouds are covering the naked moon

The sky is setting my mind's at ease

The troubles of my working day

The bits and pieces that get in the way

 

Remembering

Reconstructing

Forgetting

The Day

 

This is

 

This is

What

I want

This is

What

I want

 

Give me Nembutal to die

Give me hope in the middle of the night

Give me reason through the day

I need you to make it OK

 

Step aside indoctrination

Accepted paradigm mutilation

Feel it in my inner core

Shed the fat

Shed it all

 

I don't want economic faith

I don't need no false belief

I don't' move the future forward

I need chaos in this order

 

This is

What

I want

This is

What

I want

 

Time Zones

 

Learn

Learn to live together

Live

Together and alone

I can understand you

You can understand me

 

Ah yie yie

Yie yie yie

Ah yie yie

Yie yie yie

 

We're living in different time zones

 

This land

This land on which we’re living

Stolen

Never ours to own

Complications

Complications of living

Constructions

Constructions of paradigms unknown

 

Until then

 

Sometimes I don’t trust myself

Can’t stand to see you with someone else

Always thought when I was growing up

They’re be not ruts when it came to love

 

We live and learn

A little everyday

Sometimes our minds

They just seems to stray away

 

So until then so until then

When those problems surface again

Let’s remember that we are friends

There is no start there is no end

 

If life was so easy there would never be songs

About losing in love

Love gone wrong

If life was so easy there would never be blues

Folk or country

Rock and roll too

 

I’m now getting older

Kids call me a man

Lines are appearing

No need for a tan

 

Vacant Brain

 

I’m not saying if you’re right or wrong

I’m not saying if you made the right choice

Made the wrong choice

I’m just saying that you might want to change

Where you buried the body

Buried the body

 

Sooner or later

Probably soon

A businessman

A wannabe tycoon

Will find the land and stake a claim

A new development

Original idea

In his vacant brain

Vacant brain

 

He won’t care that the people have to drive

To go to work and go to school

They’ll be traveling all the time

He just cares that the land is there

He’s a neo-liberalist

A profiteer

The bottom line

Imprinted in his vacant brain

Vacant brain

 

Waterfall

 

You are my wonderful wonderful waterfall

You are my magical magical rain

You give me wonderful wonderful life and then

Magic oh magically begins again

 

Without you I am all alone

Without you I’m alone

Without you I am all alone

I need you to give me hope

 

World of Hope

 

A world of hope

Not a world of despair

Requires our lives

To be full and to care

 

Well I am just one person

Seems so much to do

Together we can understand

Together break through

 

The countries we fight

We arm ourselves with weapons of might

But we’re given the choice

Of life and of peace

 

Everyone has a responsibility

For life

A love of the earth

Of rebirth

A burning desire

 

You are me

 

You are the sun

You are the moon

You are the river running free

You are the wind

In the trees

You are me

 

Your House

 

I’m new to your house

It’s in my mind I should make an excuse

I’m new to your house

I am a triangle

I am obtuse

 

I feel strange

Feel like I should rearrange all the thoughts in my head

I feel strange

I feel

 

Isn’t it funny when we feel out of place

Isn’t it funny when we have to face

Our long held fears and our darkest dreams

Our long held fears and our darkest dreams

 

When I walk into your house

It all makes sense

Makes me feel so confused

When I walk into your house

I know I’m here for me

I’m here for you

 

I feel strange

Feel like I should rearrange all the thoughts in my head

I feel strange

I feel

 

I walk around with my hat on

I walk around and sing a song

I walk around in naked flesh

I walk around not finished yet

Our house is like a little vessel

Vessel which we sail through life

It’s long and thin and made of weatherboard

It holds its course just right

 

Now I’m sleeping in your house

Lights are out windows open

Now I’m sleeping in your house

Bodies asleep dreams awaken

 

I feel strange

Feel like I should rearrange all the thoughts in my head

I feel strange

I feel