Lyrics

"Interference"

01. Cain And Abel
02. Gold
03. Vaj Vaj
04. Breaking Out
05. Chow Mein
06. Let It All Past
07. Rosemarie
08. Vinegar Girl
09. Too Many Paths
10. Wild Cat Strutting Thing
11. Wild Bill's Circus Scene
12. Prayer Before A Voyage
13. 88 Today

 

Cain And Abel

Naked men in the desert are feeding the peasants
And watch out for Cain he comes down like the rain
Abel's not able to eat from the table
Cause his throat got caught when Cain was using the razor.
Cain is now a barber heavy into fashion
And that Neolithic style is really all the rage
"Watch out for the Bible" cried the man inside a tower
But his mind was choked when the devil swung the rope

Why can't you see
It's not what I really wanted
Just you and me and what we believe

The feeling was growing like the flowers only faster
When the flies took a trip on the ship to disaster
By the time they came back the politician had the answer
So the problem unsolved soon led to disaster
Somebody blamed someone said we were responsible
I couldn't take it said I broke the handle
They came down really fast said "Hey it's all over"
But I was only joking and the handle's still broken

Why can't you see
It's not what I really wanted
Just you and me and what do we believe
And what do we believe

 

Gold

And I love her so
I wouldn't trade her for gold
Walking on moonbeams
I was born with a silver spoon

Hell I'm gonna be me
Gonna be free
Walking on moonbeams
And staring out to sea

And if a door be closed
Then a row of homes start building
And tear your curtains down
For sunlight is like gold

Hell you better be you
Do what you can do
Walking on moonbeams
And staring out to sea

'Cause if your skin was soil
How long do you think before they'd start digging
And if your life was gold
How long do you think you'd stay living

And I love her so
I wouldn't trade her for gold

 

Vaj Vaj

If Vaj Vaj left today
I wonder if I'd last
The bodies slow decay
But you cannot stop the time nor the rain
So blue because I love you

Horses stumbling
I saw the carriage stall
Where a face was turning
To hear the words that fall like the rain
So blue because I love you

Drag drag go the waves
Claw down a poisoned shore
The footsteps in the sand
Are gone for evermore like the rain
So blue because I love you

Mysteries are silent
Held in the air or stone
They stare at me like precious idols
From the temple of bone
Through to the rain
So blue because I love you

 

Breaking Out

Together as we lye
The windows kiss a black night sky
You ask me who am I
And I make a sad reply

Then you told me of your friend
Who found his brother headless
With a shotgun still smoking in his arms
His mother never thought he'd come to any harm

So slowly as I die
You can look into my eyes
And see the cold March sky
Breaking out
Breaking out
I'm reaching out
And kicking down

Cars roll by with their windows closed
The city stands and watches them pass
Like a whore waiting for them to stop and ask
How much for a fuck without the mask

So slowly as I die
You can look into my eyes
And see the cold March sky
Breaking out
Breaking out
I'm reaching out
And kicking down

There is a corridor of paintings
Where every face is framed
I have taken you to walk there
You know communion's found in shame

Together as we lye
The windows kiss a black night sky
You ask me who am I
And I make a sad reply
I'm breaking out
Breaking out
I'm reaching out
And kicking down

 

Chow Mein

I love jewels, I love the sun
A green field, a fresh salad
Fish hauled out of the sea and things free
Things paid for by barter or by spending money

I'm learning to move around with the four seasons
I'm learning that sometimes poisons lead to dreaming
Learning 'bout the pleasures and pains of love
Learning about the up's and the down's of death

I like chow mein 'cause I love chicken
I love little birds in my dinners
And my TV and my stereo takes me to the stars
Where I'm soaring

I love a woman now
She's big enough for me
I know I love her now
At least I believe

I'm an average man with ordinary skills
Working so hard to make a living
I try to feed the wolf and to save the sheep
But at the end of today must make ends meet

I'm vying with the priest of destruction
Printing gods and laying laws
Making money's good if I could see
The distant horizon passes through me

I love chow mein 'cause I love chicken
I love little birds in my dinners
And my TV and my stereo, and my TV and my stereo
And my TV and my stereo, and my TV and my stereo

 

Let It All Past

Hey baby, be good to Buddha
Hey baby, what's your goal?
Hey baby, where you're going, nobody knows

And my bush is your bush
And this valley belongs to no-one
And if we're happy, happy or sad
It don't matter, all things must pass

Hey Charlie, stop your name calling
Don't throw stones
Hey Charlie, where you going, nobody knows

And I could've been, and I could've done that
I was involved in a passing moment
I should've seen and reacted
I was involved in a passing moment

And my bush is your bush
And this valley belongs to no-one
And if we're happy, happy or sad
It don't matter, all things must pass

 

Rosemarie

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Vinegar Girl

Vinegar girl with your vinegar smile
Ain't seen your blue eyes in this bar for awhile
We sure had something didn't we babe
Now I'm scattered in the plans that we made

Vinegar girl you're fickle
Vinegar girl it's all so simple
Vinegar girl I'm pickled
Vinegar girl..

I was the winter you were the sun
I was living in apathy but living so happily
You were giving it to everyone
I was the winter and you were the sun
I was the winter and you were the sun

All will subside and you will remember
That love is like wine
But wine turns to vinegar, girl

Vinegar girl, it's all too much
You were the needle and I was the crutch
It's a curse when we love like this
How sweet the idea how bitter the kiss
How sweet the idea how bitter the kiss

All will subside and you will remember
That love is like wine
But wine turns to vinegar, girl
All will subside and you will remember
That love is like wine
But wine turns to vinegar, girl

 

Too Many Paths

You were on your knees
You lost your balance
Poor ballerinas lost the secret of dance
I remember when you were always high
You said the sun was too cold when you touched the sky
You were innocent
Rich with winged heels up among the clouds
Heavens chosen child

Who taught you how to read the nods and winks
Who helped you swim or even let you sink
While one hand holds the other letting go
Too many paths are crossing in the snow

It's so hard to see whose really free
the caged bird sings so beautifully
Scent of summer breeze perfumes the trees
Tripping on the farm who could come to any harm
Down in the waves swim to the caves
Hear the sirens cry as you drift away

Who taught you how to read the nods and winks
Who helped you swim or even let you sink
While one hand holds the other letting go
Too many paths are crossing in the snow
Too many paths are crossing in the snow

 

Wild Cat Strutting Thing

Wild cat strutting thing
Pride of lions feeding thing
A history of hearts loving thing
Wild cat strutting

Burn baby burn
Turn baby turn

So I set here and ordered a jelly roll.
Said my life is black as coffee to the cup it flows.
If I go down for a while
I soon start to smile
I resurface with the turning of the tide

Cause baby I’m a wild cat …chorus

So I sit here a pondering of my fate.
I’ll test the tempter and I’ll tackle any test.
I’m gonna head to port
I’m gonna set my sail
Catch the wind, split the waves and head to another shore

Baby I’m a wild cat …chorus

Burn baby burn
Turn baby turn

 

Wild Bill's Circus Scene

It's a shame the way you chose to go
A genuine hero caught up in a travelling show.
A broken Indian in Wild Bills circus scene
Alone at night in your bed with the wind
Do you think of what was and what might have been

Won’t you take me to dance
In the streets of my last chance
Please take me to dance
Today

It was in July when you closed the door
A decision you took on the killing floor
And now your head is swelling with more and more
Things that make the truth seem obscure
I loved you once when your excuses were pure

Won’t you take me to dance
In a deep and drugged trance
Please take me to dance
I’ll pay

Remember the unravelling rambling road
The burning horizon a city that glowed
And the fields that rolled like waves
Right down to the wall
Where we sat listening for the sound of a call
And the silence..

Won’t you take me to dance
On the point of St Georges lance
Please take me to dance
I’ll pray

But that was all so long ago
The seasons turned those green fields to gold
Just like the money that buys you things
With jewels on your fingers and snakes at your feet
And the price of the doormen where all your prophets meet

Won’t you take me to dance
In the streets of my last chance
Please take me to dance
Today

 

Prayer Before A Voyage

Be my weather
Blow through me like the wind
Wind in invisible shapes about my ribs
Rain on me
Be my winter

For what do I wish?
Not for stone or for wood
Nor of water or of flesh
But to meet you in the space that lies
Between a joke and a smile
And beach comb the empty mile

Be my weather
Blow through me like the wind
Wind in invisible shapes about my ribs
Rain on me
Be my winter

 

88 Today

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