Lyrics

This Is Your Captain Speaking

Take your old demeanour and go
Because without information we are nothing
Without information we are nothing
Without information we are nothing but machinations
So take your old demeanour
So take your old demeanour and go

Well I don’t know what to do to be how I used to be me
And I miss my old self
I need my old friends
I want my old life
Oh how the dead sleep
Infinite but indefinite
You feel the calmness land, right down to your feet on the floor
Where altruists and alchemists align
To stratigraph your aphorisms
I’m initiating expiations
Because without inspiration we are nothing but machinations

And I miss my old self
I need my old friends
I want my old life
Because without information we are nothing
Without information we are nothing
Without information we are nothing but machinations

 

 

Interlocator

We are alive to open up
But you’re so closed hearted with your secrets
Perceiving absent patterns
Well I hurt
With the red and the sweat and the thoughts and regrets
Instressing our inscapes
Interlocate seceding to an obstreperous light
We all lace up our tongues
With excoriation lust
Intertwined with your invective
Excoriation lust
Intertwined and fused in vectors
Well I hurt
Like everybody else hurts

 

 

Unicorns/Show Ponies

The sky records explosions
Like superimpositions
Lighting up and flaring out in the dark
Something hurts your eyes
Suffocate in sulphuric air
We let oceans wait
While isolating lakes
In semi-wakeful states

Slip and oscillate
We’re weightless and finite
Reinvent and synthesise
Slip and oscillate

Animate in air and space
Be more awake, aware
Catch and imaginate
Demarcate
Serrating us, hollering:
“Slip and oscillate”
We let oceans wait
While isolating lakes
In semi-wakeful states

When you wonder what to call your own
It’s any wonder this city is not your home

 

 

My Name Is Dr Hildegarde Lanstrom And I Am Quite, Quite Mad

Low tide, low light
Descending into darkness in the silence of spies
Enveloped in landscapes under lochs and lakes
Where we escape from phonoaesthetics
But we’ll be listening and remembering until we’re old and unsteady

Abandon our posts
Find a road we recognise and race home
Where twisting shorelines and fractured coastlines frown
Immerse yourself in retrospective
Accept your errors

 

 

Burn Twice As Bright

We all forget that words become a part of who we are
We all forget these open futures can be the worst
We all forget these are the starts
We all forced the wait
We all forced the weight away

Semaphore

When interests border with obsessions of an American imagination.
You want to walk out anonymous from this place that cares nothing for hope.
It’s latitude and longitude against attitude and longing.
You disassociate from typeface.
Prefer the passiveness of photographs and magical schematics.
And semaphore.

Aches

Every bone in your body aches to know my name, to feel love, feel safe in this house.
‘Cause I’ve sent cards and maps and codes for you to find
and every bone in your body aches to know my…

Logarithms

Peek through the pines and you’ll find only rocks and quiet lies.
You try to shake off your loss.
Your heart moves. Sleep like a logarithm.

She’s a lot like you, so preoccupied with trying to shake off her loss.
Your heart moves. Sleep like a logarithm

So turn off your bright eyes.

We are the parts of all your broken thoughts.
You’ve lost. Your heart moves.
Put them to sea with your real lives.
You’ve lost. Your heart moves.
So turn off your bright eyes and peel off the overdrive.

We lost.

We are the parts of all your broken thoughts.

Oscillations

Vienna sleeps through, bleeding the truth
Vienna sleeps through, whisper the truth

Wake up and find your lesson, you’ve got to find yourself
Wake up and find your lesson, you’ve got to find yourself a home

Vienna sleeps through, whisper the truth
Vienna sleeps through, burn in disguise tonight
Vienna sleeps tonight

Coorie in, live fortified tonight inside your homes
While outside we’ve got the night
as sirens drone and cut through the air with words so sad they’ll turn you inside out
But we know you light me up at night

 

 

 

Modern Sleep

Wake, keep awake. You’ll feel feral.
Paint your life with photofiles.

Wake, keep awake. You’ll feel feral.
Keep your locks on open doors.
Curling up in modern sleep

Keep your locks on open doors.
Curling up in modern sleep.

 

 

 

Sad Bones (live under beautiful bridges)

If you could choose a place for your bones to lie,
would you choose a place where the torches cannot find?
Wait ’til the rivers run dry to reveal your bones

There’ll be no silence when your hope dives.
There’ll be no earthquake when your heart brakes.
There’ll be a sadness as your wave breaks.
There’ll be no sirens to signify where your bones lie.

Feels like dying is overrated for one more day

 

 

 

Horoscopes

Repeating mistakes is our way to be misleading
Rusted shut ’cause the brakelights burn my eyes

Break us up then pick us up in parts
We fluoresce when we’re in distress

So we set the maps on fire
We don’t need to find out what our leaves and lines imply

 

 

 

Husker

Feels like I’m running from a second life
Your voice is tired and I hear the sound of your consonants collide
Intonation slides as your words fit together like broken bones

It’s not our time for the fire, fear enforces all our thoughts
Wait for all our voices for our sleep fear enforces
For all our voices for our sleep fear enforces wait

 

 

 

Fractions

Wait for all our meantimes tonight
I need a little more conversation to decide if it’s time for us to part
Stay but don’t say, don’t say the words if you’re not invited
Wait for all our meantimes tonight
Sometimes we forget what it’s like to be on the other side

 

 

 

Tired Lights

Don’t try to analyse your disquiet
and turn out all the tired lights you find
that we light on sleepless nights

There’s many’s an accident took place when you cross there
When you cross their crosshairs many’s an accident took place
Don’t try to idolise an inexpansive heart and don’t be so cruel
When every time I see a spark behind your eyes
You turn out all the tired lights inside

Don’t be there. Don’t be their everything to everyone.

There’s many’s an accident took place when you cross there
When you cross their crosshairs many’s an accident took place.

So take heart, take heed, take cover
Take heart, take heed, take over

Don’t be there

There’s many’s an accident took place when you cross there
When you cross their crosshairs many’s an accident took place.

So take path, take heed, take cover
Take path, take heed, take over

If you lie down, you’ll drown
So don’t lie down, you’ll drown
If you lie down, you’ll drown
So don’t lie down, you will drown