Seven Purple Tigers

Ogliastru

Calling you out to receive in the eye of your mind
A message subliminal
Made for the planting of seeds for to grow out of you
Directive so literal
I’m not aware of perpetual passing of time
It marches on endlessly
Numb to all feeling, the space ‘tween my heart and my mind
I float along endlessly

I recede, out of time, out of mind
And I can’t breathe
I can’t feel you anymore

Peace be to you in this hell of a violent storm
The wind blows such temperament
I’m fading away and I feel this familiar warmth
I drift from myself again
Diamonds and lightning in bloom, how they dance in my eyes
Kaleidoscope memories
I’m losing myself to your utopic rose-colored glass
I’m half what I used to be

I recede, out of time, out of mind
And I can’t breathe
I can’t feel you anymore

Messenger Pigeon

I got a fly and he lives in my room
He came in through the window and now he’s stuck here
Now he’s stuck here
I didn’t give him a name
Because the funeral is in a couple of days
And I don’t wanna write a eulogy
Yea, I don’t wanna write a eulogy

I know a guy and he don’t got a phone
He’s going off the grid for a while
He said he wanna make it real again
Yea, he wanna make it real again
I haven’t seen him for months
Why? Cause if you wanna get back in touch
Well then you gotta send a messenger
Yea, you gotta send a messenger
Pigeon

And in this ever-stranging world in which we live in
There’s no meaning, it’s like being
Underwater in a desert, oh no…

There is something I’d like to say to you
But I don’t got time now
So leave a message with this pigeon that I found
Disconnect and disassociate from you and me and everyone
We’re just faces in the crowd
We’re just faces in the crowd

I got a boat and it don’t got a motor
I’d sail it to Taiwan if I could only paddle far enough
If I could only paddle far enough
Then maybe I’d come back with a couple of wives
And a story about how I didn’t even have to talk that much
I didn’t even have to talk that much
To anyone at all

Well isn’t that nice?
They say the silent treatment’s therapy
For those who like it quiet
But I want it louder, so where’s the noise?
Yea, where’s the marching band and the million people
Shouting in the street, I wanna hear ‘em singing…

There is something I’d like to say to you
But I don’t got time now
So leave a message with this pigeon that I found
Disconnect and disassociate from you and me and everyone
We’re just faces in the crowd
We’re just faces in the crowd

I didn’t have to talk that much
I didn’t even have to talk that much
I didn’t even have to…

Solstice Days

Gray is a distant feeling, so ring in the green
Climb in the back seat, oh we’re leaving from this scene
We’re chasing sunsets so far away
Our worries all off our minds today

See how the clouds are breaking to let in the blue
Far from the rains, there’s only blue sky shining through
Slow days turn to nights warm and long
You hold me and dance on through this song

Ride around the coast and
Feel the warm winds whipping
Sun is making fauvist-painted skies

Night is a dance of starlight, it’s silver alive
(Gray is gone, it’s cleared away)
Check out the constellations, fingerprints in time
(Coming on are the solstice days)
We’re standing on beachheads, tides softly roll
Soothing the storms inside my soul

Take a night swim naked
Where the waves are breaking
Universal love on solstice nights
Where the hours pass slowly
And we’re not the only
Ones who feel the beauty of this life

Solstice days are coming on
Throw your troubles to the wind
Who’s to say that we are alone in this and we come back again?
Far away, but far from lost
These coins are never tossed
Days are long and breezes kiss you a soft goodnight

Down the Hole

Grab a rope to hold on to
I’ll help you down and I’ll pull you through
The well is dry, it’s bottomed out
We’ve clambered down its gaping mouth
And down the tunnel, down its throat
We’re headed for the great unknown
And the pull is strong, it takes us in
The plane, it folds and we’re lost within this

Long, dark, deep black hole
The pressure’s high but the weight is low
In this long, dark, deep black hole
There’s no returning, no returning
Long, dark, deep black hole
We’re further sliding, further sliding
Long, dark, deep black hole
I’ll see you on the other side and…

Pitch black, cast adrift
Where time is stretched and space is split
And deafening silence, louder still
Are thoughts that race against my will
We’ll never leave here… Heavens no!
There’s got to be somewhere to go
But the walls are closing, feel no end
We’re trapped forever, trapped within this

Long, dark, deep black hole
The pressure’s high but the weight is low
In this long, dark, deep black hole
There’s no returning, no returning
Long, dark, deep black hole
We’re further sliding, further sliding
Long, dark, deep black hole
I’ll see you on the other side of this…

Flight O’er Broken Ground

Saw the world fall apart today
And you just stood there watching it all turn to dust
The tide retreats on back into its grave
And you stand there with an empty brain

And the ravens keep flying
As your people keep on dying
And it seems to me that all we got, yea all we got is pain
Leaves you empty with nothing but the dreams
The dreams of yesterday

Saw the soul fall apart today
I try to piece this puzzle back together I can’t solve
So you make yourself anew and brave the day
Surrender to the changes in all forms

And the ravens keep flying
As your people keep on dying
And it seems to me that all we got, yea all we got is pain
Leaves you empty with nothing but the dreams
The dreams you had today

Speaking Out

Oh, this is real
I am speaking out, I won’t keep this down
I’ve let go of the weight
That was sinking me to the darkness
I won’t break
I will make it through to the daylight ‘cause I know
I will make it up again

And I’ll break my silence
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve felt myself and I
Gotta admit that
Building it up inside without
Without a release valve, and the bubble’s ‘bout to burst
Time to find a way to get this off my chest
Won’t you hear me out, won’t you lend me your smile
Walk with me a while inside my head
And I’ll tell you what’s been wearing me down
And I’ll you that

Oh, this is real
I am speaking out, I won’t keep this down
I’ve let go of the weight
That was sinking me to the darkness
I won’t break
I will make it through to the daylight ‘cause I know
I will make it up again

And we say that it’s alright
We never crack the mask or let our makeup run in lights
We gotta put on the show
Playact a smile until the curtain falls
But hey, open up today
Cut the weight and be free from your silence
Take all your strength in hand
And you tell me what’s been holding you back
And you’ll tell me that

Oh, this is real
I am speaking out, I won’t keep this down
I’ve let go of the weight
That was sinking me to the darkness
I won’t break
I will make it through to the daylight ‘cause I know
I will make it up again

Symmetry

Do you ever dream
That you were alone in a crowd of friends
For the one you wanted didn’t come along?
And do you feel at home
In a city where you know no one?
And darling are you feeling cold inside?

How long is the road?
Is it insurmountable by trains and planes?
And honey are you far away from me?
Cause darling, don’t you know
That I’ll be there for you in time
You know I’m just a call away from you

And when you go
Only a shadow stays behind
Say it ain’t so
Cause I have been waiting all this time

When you’re standing next to me, it’s the symmetry
Of the form and thought of you
All the memories, they’re built up in my mind
For you I will wait here
For you I will stay here
For you I am burning my light

Love it or hate it
That cruel mistress fate, she’s mean and cold
She’ll tear you apart before too long
But I’ll tell you something
There ain’t no other soul
That ever dared to shine as bright
Follow your beacon light that carries you back home

Honey when you glow
Even the sun is rendered blind
Say it ain’t so
Cause I have been waiting all this time

When you’re standing next to me, it’s the symmetry
Of the form and thought of you
All the memories, they’re built up in my mind
For you I will wait here
For you I will stay here
For you I am burning my light

A Song for the Rain

A song for the rain that’s falling on my head
It drowns out the lonely of my unkempt bed, I want
To feel so small, I want
To leave it all behind

A song for the rain that’s coming down in spring
May flowers coming but it’s all the same to me
It all looks gray to me

And if I could plant a garden with my tears, I would
For if you knew the sorrows of my life you could relate
To me, you’re just the same

A song for the thunder that’ll deafen my cries
A song for the lightning that illuminates the skies
And helps me see the light
When all I see is night

And if I could paint a picture with a dream, I would
For if you knew the secrets of my mind you could compare
Our passions and our cares
We’re not such a strange pair

For if we could plant a garden with these seeds we’ve sewn,
This song for the rain would see our sorrows turn to gold
And brighten all you know
And make our lives full grown
And bloom for me again

Limelight Baroness

Cold, indifferent shades of madness fill her lonely mind
This mistress, she’s dressed in white but not so chaste
She’ll soil her dress tonight
On the black soot of my dirty mind, I’m staring
Across the room, my eyes cut like knives into her sides

The heat, eyes meet
And our hearts will bleed
Tonight

Fated, oh we know this tailspin goes both ways she’s so
Jaded, so used to nights as a limelight baroness
And she needs this
This humble seat at the side of my lowly pageboy life
And I’ve waited all my life but how would she know?

The barman pours another drink and I
It’s all fun and games until something gets blurred
This line between us, I
I toe and cross
Am I thinking too fast, am I talking too much, oh and
Oh my god what on earth do I do with my hands
Am I just talking in circles
As she looks me up and down, I

Choke on words
And my tongue, yea it slurs and
This fragile dance, it hangs in balance should we fall

Fated, oh we know this tailspin goes both ways she’s so
Jaded, so used to nights as a limelight baroness
And she needs this
This humble seat at the side of my lowly pageboy life
And she’s waited all her life but how would I know?

Sinking deeper, blackout darkness of my head
And she whispers
Soft and haunting as she crawls into my bed
Feeling off, this conquest is not so noble anymore
I stare at the wall, well I
Guess I won’t get any sleep tonight

Fated, oh we know this tailspin goes both ways she’s so
Jaded, so used to nights as a limelight baroness
And she needs this
This humble seat at the side of my lowly pageboy life
And we’ve waited all our lives but how would we know?

Do You Love Me (Now)?

Come on and just tell me
Who do you want me to be?
Can’t you see I’m bent backwards, doubled over for you
And do you like what you see?

Tell me, is it good enough?
Am I beautiful just as ugly as I am?

Tell me baby
Do you love me now?
Won’t you tell me baby, sweetie, honey
Do you love me now?

Come on you sinners
Was sorry good enough a word for you?
Come on you martyrs, you killers, you fuckers
Is it alright now?
What’s the secret?

Whose pants are you wearing?
Are they red, green, black or blue?
And did it work for you?

Tell me baby
Do you love me now?
Motherfucking baby, sweetie, honey
Do you love me now?

Well I’m making motion
To bring myself right back to me
And if it just kills you to see me all, uh
Naked and fearless, so be it now

Cause I won’t have no more compromise
It’s all shades of black and white for you

Tell me baby
Do you love me now?
Motherfucking baby, sweetie, lover
Do you love me now?
And now that it’s all over
Yea, it’s really over
Do you love me now?
Motherfucking baby, sweetie, lover
Do you love me now?

Basata

A long, long way gone
Go and reap the fields you’ve sewn
Sun is down, bird has flown
Waves will break and winds will moan

Throw your ragged clothes in the fire
And believe that something makes this all worthwhile
Take it all in stride and you’ll know
To give it all, to give it all
So beautifully simple
So simple to be on your own