Post Original

So how do I tell you what this is? This piece of string, this Post Original manifesto that blinks away to the cosmos, in the hope that the hungry hearted come listen. So I wrote for you an experience. We need to find new ways to kneel before the world and hold up our palms.

Written and performed by me. Piano and production by Otto.

Album cover by Isis

Available on all streaming platforms.

Released 2022

Track Listing

Charismatic Bouquet

Everyday I’m the man who wasn’t here
Gotta fight just to go to work
I’m the man of many countries
I write the politics report until it hurt
They tried to kick me out of my dream
But my dreams are true - heard by a liar
Open your mind it's big enough in there
And I burn and burn my angels on fire

Someone called out and the people they came
Bailiffs and bottles and doorway studs for some
Sleep besides horses just to know what you're not
And the hope that you bring where there was none
I got nothing on your God
But this a charismatic bouquet
I’m not speaking up for love
There are better things to say

And I feel it sometimes us collectively sing
And that beautiful ceiling and the adagio
Polar bear feed me to your young
Lovers come and the borders they go
Make yours an interesting life
We are what we bring
Slump into a heap of post unbridled lust
To our restless design we make eulogies sing

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Empty Room

Where do you go when you’re thinking
Où vas-tu quand tu penses
When you’re thinking down to the bone
Quand tu te pense jusqu’à l’os
The wind is from Chernobyl
Le vent vient de Tchernobyl
Found myself a Jesus looking old
Je me suis trouvé d’une vieillesse comme Jesus
Built my mind to touch the sky
J’ai construit mon esprit pour toucher le ciel
The ground ain’t yours to own
La terre ne t’appartient pas
Took an apartment on Uranus
(J’ai) pris un appartement sur Uranus
Felt your body leaving home
(J’ai) senti ton corps quitter la maison
Filled my kind with a better light
Rempli mon genre d’une meilleure lumière
It’s the keys not the view
C’est les clés non pas la vue
The tear shall conquer everything
la larme va tout conquérir
I’m a crowd in an empty room
Je suis une foule dans une pièce vide

Lit myself in tongues and love
Je me suis enflammé de langues et d’amour
Soaked myself in bourgeoisie
Trempé dans la Bourgeoisie
The refugees have felt more than you
Les réfugiés ont ressenti plus que toi
And the divas more than me
Et les divas plus que moi
Define ourselves on dotted lines
Définissons-nous sur des lignes pointillées
Sour ghosts in our trees
Des fantômes aigres dans nos arbres
They’re taking all my bottles to war
Ils prennent toutes mes bouteilles à la guerre
The world is drawn in gates and keys
Ce monde est tracé en portails et en clés
And my reality isn’t made for you
Et la réalité n’est pas (faite) pour toi
That’s just a part you play
Ça n’est qu’un rôle que tu joues
Empty rooms feel like home
Les pièces vides paraissent être notre maison
And I’m writing that way
Et j’écris de cette façon

French Translation and performance by Isis

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Careful What You Do With Your Mouth

Careful what you do with your mouth
And your choice's not a sacrifice
Its yours make it a beautiful life

The humans are comin’ and they’re gonna do
What nature does all over you

They gonna give you orgasm and murder
They know you break cry and you bleed
And their Gods give the excuses they need

The humans are coming
They’re gonna find ya
And crawl all over you

Careful what you do with those beautiful lips
We escape murder at least for a while
You bring a love letter to a knife fight

The humans are coming
Make no mistake they’ll pull you out alive

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Complicated and Beautiful

Dirty old kings
They shall bring tomorrow to tears
Have you seen this place
Fill your light
Fill your head
Fill your eyes
I’m calling
On the monumental movements
Of our kind
And if this is life
We better feed it
It’s complicated and beautiful

Disobedient and gorgeous
Believe in us
We’re unbelievable
We’re of full moon
We’re of abstract heart
Oh we’re the wounded
Capital cities can’t pretend
I wake with lipstick on my mouth
It's complicated and beautiful

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21st Century Suicide Doll

Oh Life
We gotta love you
And the lies and the cocaine and the lovers you abuse
And I read all your friends that convince us we’re free
I’m a martyr in your bed
Let go of me

And my diary is full of the things I didn’t say
And I watched ‘em jump off the Brooklyn bridge
That’ll be me some day
I put on my face and I put up my heart
I smear lipstick over my mouth and detune your harp

And I’ll throw myself from the balcony wherever you are
I’m the 21st century suicide doll
Beautifully embedded in the roof of your car

So I spilled your pearl necklace and swallowed all your gold
And if you tell me to jump out the window
Oh I won’t do as I’m told
And to the friends that left before me
I’ll see you when I’m broke
I'm gonna miss orgasm
Orgasms and smoke

So I turned up the war room fighting inside of me
And destiny reached on your balcony
I put on my face and I put up my heart
To my last work of life
I leave you my art

And I’ll throw myself from the balcony wherever you are
I’m a 21st century suicide doll
Beautifully embedded in the roof of your car

And I’ll throw myself from the balcony wherever you are
I’m a 21st century suicide doll
Beautifully embedded in the roof of your car

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Frighten the Dark

This is for her
This is not a sign
You take me to bed
And moan
And cry
And smile
And dance
And birth
And computer design

Write a book about everything
Be good to her
I love your books
And your bed
And your films
And your genes
And ya life
And your wonder

This is for our many kind
This is from the man on the moon in me
And we search for ourselves in bars
And mirrors
And systems
And drugs
And Gods
And pornography

Be gentle with the night
Wherever you are
You cook like a liar
You breed
And bond
You kiss
And giggle
And you frighten the dark

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So Commercial

A man can take off his shirt
And walk bare chested
Through the streets of the world
But woman cannot
Who’s protecting whom from what
Porcelain actors become pharaohs
And you applaud
And applaud
And they die on you
Hole in the world
Heart gotta fill it
Leaders and Gods
Are a game with no end
Lost to the living
Found by the dead
Go your own way
Have you lost
The ability to be hungry
It's extreme
What we think we deserve
Yeah
Bees will drink your tears
For some
Privilege
Is a stable full a horses
Nobody asked for
She said
Life is a magnificent work
We broke so many rules
Just to get here
Careful what you wish for
Fire
Has made more men king
Than money
You can’t turn business
Into poetry
Its not a sentence
Upgrade us
In kindness
Life’s not a warning
Mirrors are for four year olds
Fame is morally stupid
And sex
What a waste of wisdom
Pleased to meet ya
Some are hungry
Better feed em
Birth canal
It was an honour
Truth is not an agenda
There is always a reason
Done with stupid
Your song
So commercial it's touching

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Just So You Know

Been thinking about you
Now that we’re done

Just so you know
I’m sorry
For the people we’ve become

And I know
What I did
And what I’ve done

Breathtaking moments of love
Now makes me cry

The moonlight and our children
Make people happy just walkin’ by

And I know what we lost
And the stupid reason why

Just so you know

And just so you know

And you know
And I know
That love came to stay

And you know and I know
We gave it away

And just so you know

And just so you know

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Both Sets Of Tears

Be yourself or the world will define you
That’s 'bout all I know
Sorrow and happiness haunts your years
Life requires both sets of your tears
Bring ‘em with you when you go

All our children finding beautiful wings
Let 'em dance let the bitter people doubt
Stop twisting evidence to fit belief
Medication generation where’s the beef
Tears are nature's remedy let it out

Hey you think you deserve more than being born
Street cars playing manufactured porn
There’ll be peace and there’ll be death
There’ll be lies and we’ll confess
Bring both sets of your tears along

Doctors removed a live grenade from a young mans chest
Round the operating table they held their breath
And I don’t know why it is
The whole world blooded over this
The oath of human life we test

And your life is all your ever gonna know
That’s not all you ever gonna be
And your life is all your ever gonna know
But bring along both sides of your tears

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Post Original

Post original
Spitting diamonds
Spitting hormones
Butterfly farms
But we’re really holdin’ out for love

Take the last word
Steal the manholes
Believe in now
Find the lies
That you wrote

We walk in your shadow
We touch your children
We mapped the genome
That’s what you get
We’re post original

I read your books
I read your faces
Hey you
With a fantastic brain
I wanna be like you

And we’re re-writing gender
And love
And hate
And we’re all looking forward to goin’ home

We live in London
We live in big time
We live in Kabul
We live in hope of God
And we hurt enough for us all

Post original
We’re not even digital
You can’t ignore us anymore
Broke through the intellectual ceiling
We are what you’re feeling
We’re post original

We got alabaster skin
We’re slavery
We got a harpoon
We’ll kill ya
Resurrected ya
And kill you all over again

We make it
We fake it
We steal it
We hate it
We’re post original

We’re brothers
And sisters
And concentration camps
And acts of kindness enough to make you cry

We’re the Bikini Atoll
The great pyramid
We bring darkness to light
Live outta cardboard
We’re curing that

Feel the mushroom
Architecture
Diamanda
I love for you to sing

We got Springsteen
And murder
Beautiful boulevards
We’re fog horns in the night

Post original
Hide the criminal
But we can’t hang on to time
Still we made it so much better
And a whole lot worse
We’re post original

We’re made out of physics
We cut wrists in the bathroom
Good to be here
And we hate it and hate it and roar

Creative
Evil
Capable of love
Fade out……

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Everyday People

Every day people bloom
Every day they leave a bomb in a room
Every day is top of its game

Some people put out the fire
Most people don’t know they’re a liar
Some people would sell it all for fame

Some people everything is a fight
Some people can show you the light
And some people they think we’re not the same

Every day some people are mad
And some people are mishandled and bad
Some people are tired of being in pain

Every day people live in hope
Some people carry around their rope
Some people gonna make you smile again

Some people are cheap
Some people just wiggle their thumbs in their seat
And some people just wanna say what you said

Everyday people are better than you
Some people miss the people they knew
Some people gonna blow out the back of ya head

Some people force you on your knees
Some people still falling the trees
Some people make love in your bed

Some people gotta pray
Some people talk when there’s nothing to say
Some people gonna leave you for love and some leave you for dead

Some people never been kissed
Some people know it's been better than this
Some people are sad and alone today

Everyday people get left behind
Some don’t look and some people are blind
And for some people it's always the same

Every day it goes boom
Every day they leave a bomb in a room
But every day
The day is top of it's game

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Gonna Need It

I don’t know where you're going
You better take this
And I don’t know where you live
But you’ll need to be kissed
And I know a little about love
You're gonna need it

I don’t know what you're making
But you gotta sing it with all your heart
Don’t know ‘bout you and your little ones
But you gotta finish what you start
And I know a little about love
You're gonna need it

I don’t care ‘bout ya’ gender
Or the price of your boat
And I don’t care about you or your bottom line
Or the size of your hope
I know a little about love
You’re gonna need it

And I don’t know 'bout your wedding vows
Or what the stupid leader said
And I don’t know the shit you believe
Or the size of ya acrobatic bed
I know a little about love
You gonna need it

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In Response

Perhaps life is simply the process of making up the story
of how you wanna be remembered
It is an incredible species that can adapt itself to oppose
Justice
Progress
And peace
Tell children what has taken you a lifetime to know
Life is a redefining work of the mechanics of humanity
Ooo In Response

What has happened can only be pardoned
For it can never be undone
But that like this
Is only language
Without words there’s no pardon
No meaning and no forgiveness
Here we are making life
And shouting at each other
Adults are dull
Ask any child who doesn’t want to stop laughing
Ooo In Response

And when I woke
All that remained was her body odour
We are life long experiments
We would do well to know this
A fairytale
Nature transfers water from Earth to cloud with evaporation
At the top of the World lets it go as snow
Is there anything on Earth more poetically beautiful
Ooo In Response

So let's start over
Welcome to planet Earth
It’s filled with the best of us
It’s good to remember that
When you’re low
Open your mind appropriately
No more learning how to cause death
There’s been too much of that before
I am happy today
But where was I when I needed me
Ooo In Response

What bothers me most
Is that not even then
Could the world come together
But we all love the trees
And still we appear
Painfully unaware of that
And then on that day
I will take a bus
Then take a train
Then take a plane
With nothing
But my passport
And a phone
And disappear

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