New songs

recorded, but not yet on an album...

Cut and Run

a man in black with a mein kampf look
a woman enraptured by the history book
they fell in love with a strict machine
full of dead men's bones and all things unclean
as his cancer swelled to enormous size
he became a god in his lover's eyes
there was no remorse for the things he did
when it came to the crunch, he ran and hid

cut and run, run and hide
it's the honest measure of dishonest pride
here on the ground, your enemy stood
but the chance was blown for good

in october rust with their flags unfurled
everything's unjust in the netherworld
there was too much static for the state they're in
so they jumped the tracks saving all their skins
he's the holy goat for the dancing dead
he'll remain their leader till he eats some lead
there was no recourse when it hit the skids
in the dawn of the dark he ran and hid

cut and run, run and hide
do you love the genes or the genocide
here on the ground your enemy shook
but a word was all it took

were you nine days hanging on the holy tree
you were left to dangle, it appears to me
all your thoughts misleading in your steel trap mind
with your one eye bleeding and your third eye blind
all your ogres summoned and your hexes hexed
you will see them coming in this world or the next
like adolf and eva, or bonnie and clyde
at the ends of the earth they run and hide

cut and run, run and hide
would you like to sue for the suicide
here on the ground, your enemy stood
but the chance was blown for good

cut and run, run and hide
did you put my face to the fear inside
here on the ground your enemy shook
but a word was all it took

Don't Tell The Doctor (That You're Batman)

Don't tell the doctor that you're God
Don't tell the doctor that you're God
Don't tell the doctor that you're Batman
Don't tell the doctor that you're God

He's gonna hook you up to the big machine
He's gonna wash your brain though it's already clean
You can't hear the angels on thorazine
So don't tell the doctor that you're Batman, Batman
Don't tell the doctor that you're God

Batman loves you cause you're crazy
Batman loves you cause you're strange
Batman loves you cause you stole a motorbike
And drove it out of cellphone range

You can tell the doctor that you need a rest
You can tell the doctor that you need to confess
You can tell the doctor that you need to undress
But don't tell the doctor that you're Batman, Batman
Don't tell the doctor that you're God

Batman loves you cause you're... CRAZY!
Batman loves you cause you're... CRAZY!
Batman loves you cause you're... CRAZY! CRAZY!

He's gonna hook you up to the big machine
He's gonna wash your brain though it's already clean
You can't fight the Joker on thorazine
So don't tell the doctor that you're Batman, Batman
Don't tell the doctor that you're God

na na na na na na na na BATMAN!

Office Work

office work is fucking boring
office work is never done
office work is sweatshop labour
for the new millennium

i did everything that they told me
i studied foucault and lacan
a master's degree in art history
i'm doing the best that I can
but now I just work in an office
doing the things I do well
filing and typing and bitching and griping
and making other's lives hell

office work is fucking boring
office work is never done
office work is sweatshop labour
for the new millennium

the boss is a suit-wearing dipshit
who thinks he's god's gift to the race
so easily annoyed, so hard to avoid
so hard not to laugh in his face
I carefully fake the statistics
to prove that my work's a success
and every day i can find a new way
to abuse my internet access

office work is fucking boring
office work is never done
office work is sweatshop labour
for the new millennium

office workers run in circles
like a hamster in a cage
day is coming when some jerk will
choke upon my righteous rage

the managers make conversation
a passive-aggressive attack
with musical sound, the gossip goes round
about who's screwing who out the back
i make up some fictitious rumours
about who pissed me off most that day
i smile and just wait for a while
i got three supervisors fired that way

office work is fucking boring
office work is never done
office work is sweatshop labour
for the new millennium

office workers run in circles
like a hamster in a cage
day is coming when some jerk will
choke upon my righteous rage

office work is fucking boring

Silicon(e)

Sleep, go to sleep
And pray the backup drive my soul to keep
The flesh is weak and frail
But silicon and silicone don't fail
Time to go online
A different way, a softer place to shine
A new interface
No interaction cannot be replaced

I have replaced you every way that I could
Turned the bad into good
And your replacement locks the doors to my home
turns the meat into chrome
I built my world around you
You weren't there
My silicone friend will not pretend to care.

Go deep within
The plastic is fantastic second skin
Here, warm and dry
It's safe to be when silicone sees me cry.

I have replaced you every way that I can
Changed a toy to a man
I will perform this electronic embrace
I am dishwasher safe
There is no danger in here, no surprise
My silicon friend will not offend with lies.

(You have been replaced...
 You have been replaced...)

My silicone friend will never leave
My silicon friend keeps his heart on his sleeve
My silicone friend is better than the real thing in every way (any day)
My silicon friend is ever-ready
My silicone friend keeps her motion steady
My silicon friend will never let me down

I am automated
Organic components outdated
And I become aware
The problem lies between the screen and chair
Peel back my face
The last component homing into place
At last, I've found the bug
Returning, yearning, burning like a drug

I will embrace this every way that I must
As the chrome turns to dust
And I will face this as the sweet turns to sour
Motor chokes on the power
Now I have been replaced too.
Can't you see?
My silicon friend, this is the end of me.

Under the Mountain

I moved under the mountain
With the people of the mud
Cause I move with the ocean
I can feel it in my blood
I didn't think life would be easy
I didn't know what to do
I've slept through the pain, do it all again
I'm ready for something new

Oh friends and lovers, don't you fret
The dreams are wilder, bolder yet
And though I sang of sweet regret
It makes no nevermind
And though I'm far away from you
The light you gave me shines on through
And everything you said was true
Except for "Stay behind"

Meanwhile, in a womb of stone
Deeper than you've ever known
Underneath the rocks and dirt
Insulated from the hurt
Embryo dreams -
Dreaming 'bout the things to come

They told me it would end in fire
But it's later than they think
Instead, fear death by water
when the tower starts to sink
If we don't drown, I'll see you down
In New Commercial Bay
Or is it you and me on Lambton Quay?
There are no words to say.

Oh friends and lovers, don't you cry
The light once born can never die
And though I sang a sweet goodbye
I'm always coming home
And though it's wise to break with you
I couldn't if I wanted to
I set my course and sail the blue
It's all I've ever known

Meanwhile, in a womb of stone
Deeper than you've ever known
Underneath the rocks and dirt
Insulated from the hurt
Embryo dreams -
Dreaming 'bout the things to come