Squaw

Experiment for the brain. Organise the ingredients necessary to make cupcakes or some artisan bread. Keep enough room on the non floured end of the work-surface for a piece of paper and a pencil. Ok, so now, while following your chosen recipe, also start writing a six line poem or a Haiku. With a little practice you will feel your brain actually switching from left to right hemispheres from the practice of baking to the art of writing a poem. Some people experience headaches and nausea their first time.

I try to live my life in accordance with the hand made Japanese bowl made for me in Kyoto by Keoishi. It is grey, blue and unevenly thrown, but it is absolutely essential. It has been broken and magically repaired with the Japanese art of Kintsugi (to heal what is broken and in the process make it more beautiful). I drink my coffee with it, eat my rice from it and when I shower I clean it. I round down a full life to its simplicity.

Written, performed and produced by me.

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Released 2007

Track Listing

Squaw

Unrequited love can kill a man
It’s in his songs but not in his hands
Commercialism will feed long time on this
And the girls they come they all look like love
On curves and lips and they feed on lust
And all he ever really wanted was a kiss

And the futures not that far ahead
Human race lost everything dead
One damn good rain’ll kill the whole bloody lot of us
The couldn’t care less takes its toll
There’s all kinds of justice in this world
One for the money everything else for the show

And next to us God is poor
Life don’t you love us anymore
You know another word for squaw

And the rains come wash the pollution away
But you’ll be drinking it some other day
We show little respect for life, love and her
And we take what ever we please
The known world down on its knees
Worried about the price of oil as you drive home

So who’s the pig and whose’s the frog
The more people I meet the more I love my dog
She feeds his hungry and gently smells like bed
He set fire to the sky threw down his glove
and sommoned her with angry words of love
We've simplified life until it don't exist

And next to us God is poor
Life don’t you love us anymore
You know another word for squaw

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Life of a Poet

There’s peace on Earth I hope that it’s worth it
There’s dice in the drain a dying man threw it
And I ain’t like you I think that you know it
I feel every moment
The life of a poet

And this thing with God wasting my time
You can only read but I’m writing the sign
You run with life 'cos I’m chained to mine
I walk this road
Still I walk it blind

I give the world the marrow of my bones
You’ll see us all walking behind our souls
I give the world the marrow of my bones

I feel pain so you don’t receive it
I say what I say so others can go be it
Words in my mouth a blind man can see it
I feel everything
The life of a poet

Lay down your gun you beautiful soldier
I’ve seen you at love and I’ve seen you at slaughter
I give you the ways to become a lover
I give you the right for us all to be brothers

Girls panting verse without sound
It's a champagne sacrifice from unholy ground

I see this new world turn turn on a budget
I got these old ways old ways to judge it
The world in chaos non creatives have fucked it
The truth is a lie
The life of a poet

*Additional vocals by Sophie Vaughan

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Prayer

The first time ever I saw a man
Had his hands down her knickers trying to buy up her land
He sucked out her soul and she sucked out his heart
They left together and made love in the park
The second time we met he was the father of three
Built a temple on the land that he'd thieved
They butchered the weak and exhibitioned the fool
Top of the food chain needs religious rule
Somebody said he looked a lot like me
Why do we take these chains when we’re free
The next time we met he was the king of the world
He fashioned everybody with the stories he told
The followers cried for the belief that they need
But you frighten us most in what you’re willing to believe

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Prayer 2

We’re the plague of human infected rich and poor
With righteous fits of ethics you broke all natural law
She got nine different children from ten different men
Three dogs and a cat in a tower block UNICEF condemned
Now government prop up what nature deselects
They shore up peoples use and then they shore up the effects
The womb is on the up shift based on biblical law
Half the world is hungry and most the world is poor
The unwanted people making left over kids
Rich infertile parents putting in child auction bids
There’s a plague of madness coming and in it we fall
Evolution will be the death of us all
I hear Charles Darwin coughing on the origins of love
Have the laws of attraction been screwed with enough

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Prayer 3

The next man I met was like a beast drinking blood
He said deaf girls make the best noise making love
He started up a business where nobody should
He said even when they smell bad women smell good
And he pillaged and punished and exploited the girl
And by the time he had finished he’d exploited the world
Now what men want is with what they’re endowed
What women usually get is what men have allowed
When he’d finished with the women he turned to their little ones
Touched their bodies till the fortune of life had gone
A billion unwanted children cry another day
Got no sense of repercussion as we breed ourselves away
Life on this planet is soaked in man-made curse
Everything gets it just some people get it worse

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Prayer 4

The last man I met had designed human fate
He left it to the rest of us and we all left it too late
The dynasty of man is but the blink of an eye
We ruled the world for such a short time
Life unsustainable in times of flood and thirst
But politics always speaks for money first
First we invented the wheel then the fishermen’s rod
We invented fire and progress and we invented God
Now we’re following each other 'til we're crawling in fields of blood
We're segregated arbitrated on streets once paved with love
Waiting for a hand out or waiting for a home
Waiting on the lottery or just waiting to get stoned
Waiting with my prejudice and someone else’s wife
The emotional biology of people made out of life

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How Can You Sleep

I spoke for the world and they denied me
But they discussed the curl of my hair
He who saved the great lakes died of cancer
And I don’t suppose justice has ever been fair
The last thing we love is the first thing we kill
The snow once fell clean and purled
She said make love to me like you mean it
Before you take us all to the end of the world

How can you sleep
How can you sleep
How can you sleep

In a place I found a great beauty
Where they built the things nobody needs
They stole it until there was nothing
I am the poet I speak for the trees
And I once gave my children a rainbow
They were blind to it looking for gold
We once thought those big bombs would kill us
Man you keep taking us to the end of the world

How can you sleep
How can you sleep
How can you sleep

We’re guilty of our own self-importance
They got theirs she got hers he got his
Seas will rise mountains will roar
Trees shall fall that have stood a thousand years
As the last witness is silenced
Our destiny DNA is uncurled
We’ll drag everything down with us when we go
You keep taking us to the end of the world

How can you sleep
How can you sleep
How can you sleep

*Additional vocals by Sarah Gelpie

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Stupid People

This is a mad mad world
Full of stupid people boys and girls
Doing things that no man should do
Backing into corners, swallowing rules
Religious war, man-made prayer
Believing in things that ain’t there
Spending more money on prison than school
Business bully government fool
In the back street only the truth’ll pay
Better donate your organs than live this way

Let no man or God
Force you to Accept
That which your own humanity
Does not respect or persue

Where we gonna put em all and keep em fed
Sex’ll kill us on a hungry bed
Learning to be lonely the philosophy of one
I’m scared you scared god I need this gun
And I’m ashamed of all these men
That kill each other and we salute them
If we weren’t crazy there'd be no war
And I don’t want to sing these damn songs no more
Take you seat in the coliseum when the media rings
Stupid people paralyzed by stupid things

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Kitchen Philosophy

Everybody comes for something
Women come best for love
The world is filled with people
All wanting more when there’s been enough
And I am the lonely
I am your freak
I don’t seek your time or mind
Let my children sleep

But there’s no party tonight
No one else I want to be
And I shout for a silent justice
Kitchen philosophy

They’re looking to colonize another planet
Broke the one we got
Man of fate man of fiction
Few are smart the rest are not
I shoot a little breeze with no one
Take my binoculars look at the moon
Gotta keep perspective
Here too much gone too soon

Where’s the love of a good man
What were the crimes you saw
Shoot em in the back if they don’t follow orders
Shoot em in the front if they obey your law
I’m a cold man in a rainstorm
Outside the church I hear em praying
Take me home to my children
You gotta hear what people aint saying

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Untitled Tracks

Extend your arms bring em all in
Dream harder when your dreams are thin
At my confession I’ll confess
Gay marriage I couldn’t care less
CauteriSe the heart and soul
They broke the ocean to steal the pearl
Same day same old shit
You coming home on a slavery ship
Pussy Riot Memphis Three
Freedom it don’t mean your free
A plane crashed and we weren’t there
We don’t know em so we don’t care

They don’t know what a minor chord can do

I burned the chair to heat the room
I dreamed all night that love will be soon
Bedroom fight where loves in fear
Olympic truce don’t work round here
And all the pills don’t touch the cause
The life you want it wont be yours
And I’ve seen what’s goin on
Children happy society strong
Woman clutching her dead child
Her husband filled with genocide
Hungry people on a hungry road
I got this sensory overload

They don’t know what a minor chord can do

My friends a liar and so is god
Your own thoughts are all you’ve got
You’re not having any fun
If you think he’ll change he’s not the one
Money small mind ecology vast
Man you’re never gonna last
Bring a bottle or bring a prayer
Bring a wish they fill the air
Broken mind broken bones
Nothing to say on mobile phones
I’m the loneliest man in a crowd
Turn it up and make it loud

They don’t know what a minor chord can do

I like coffee strong and woman black
And world leaders smoking crack
Jungles gone nothing sings
Freedom now’s in needless things
There’s another war going on
Apologize and bring em home
If peace don’t work they build a wall
Jennifer Lawrence come save us all
Body parts being modified
What you really tryin to hide
Cock fights terror attacks
I’m just writing untitled tracks

They don’t know what a minor chord can do

After Fukushima you’re building more
Bare stupidity human flaw
Here’s the thing it’s not a lot
Love can hide but hate cannot
Feel the rise of prejudice
Don’t like them - don’t like this
You kill the raven and ya kill the dove
Mr President teach us how to love
Mandela from a five by three
Raised the bar of humanity
Politics been jelly rolled
Is there no one left to save the world

They don’t know what a minor chord can do

World Village come sing the news
The more we got the more we got to lose
Is this really where its at
God particle gun in my lap
School shooting people bombing
Really didn’t you see it comin’
World filled with greedy businessmen
Please take responsibility away from them
We make more food than we can eat
Little fat kid on Twinkie Street
Close your mind and take the shot
All I have is all I got ×

Alone

I’m alone on injustice digging up bones
I’m alone when the truth ain’t right can’t leave it alone
I’m alone when night falls and people dream
I’m alone when people lie and I know what they mean
And I raise the dead spit in their eye
You’re helping no one laying dead while they cry
We all alone with businessmen in suits
I stand alone
I’m alone in my boots

I was born in the belly of a stranger on a loveless night
You either learn to die or learn to fight
I was an evil man who had opened his eyes
Sold my soul to see things that don’t lie
Jesus come to bed with me
Looks like they don’t believe in what they see
Another child dies as mankind shoots
I stand alone
There’s blood in my boots

And I pass through the war to the hospital been bombed
I’m a lonely troubadour I tune my gun
To the starving millions satisfy your greed
Judge mankind on how it treats those in need
Tragedy is a low-down friend of mine
We live in desperate mediocre times
Am I the last man standing with the truth
I stand alone
I’m alone in these boots

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I'm Not The Man I Used To Be

I paved the road on matter the cost
I made it for you and for those who are lost
I'm not the man I used to be

And if I stand aside I'm just making room
Mouth and heart will burst into bloom
I'm not the man I used to me

Do you remember making love a while
Do you remember making love a while
And I'll carry you through Hong Kong streets
Belly full of baby tiny little beats
And you'll make us smile

Speak the truth like only a bad man knows
I'm no longer naked beneath my clothes
I'm not the man I used to be

Got my beard and my runaway blues
Sorry if I intimidate you
I'm not the man I used to be

Do you remember making love outside
Do you remember making love outside
Smell beneath a hummingbird's wing
Forget about that political thing
I may be a while

Find myself a long way from where everybody's comin' from
And I found myself singing a different song
I find myself a long way from where everybody's comin' from
And I found myself singing a different song

And when I'm a woman
And when I'm a child
I'm explosive and vivid
sensual and wild
And I am not the man I used to be

Crowd has deserted something I said
And I touched the silhouette beneath her pretty silk dress
I'm not the man I used to be

Do you remember making love when he died
Do you remember making love when he died
And she purred and parted her thighs
Fall out with god open my eyes
And I could be a while

And I find myself a long way from where everybody's comin' from
And I found myself singing a different song
And I find myself a long way from where everybody's comin' from
And I found myself singing a different song

And I find myself a long way from where everybody's comin' from
And I found myself singing a different song
And I find myself a long way from where everybody's comin' from
And I found myself singing a different song

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All We Are Is Memory

She pressed her body into mine
She said this is what god feels like
And on my skin she kissed the burs
Opened my mouth to speak and she covered it with hers

All we are is memory all we have is time
All we are is memory all we have is time

Who owns this place whose in disguise
The shareholders own the news and their followers own the lies
And all of my life I’ve been the one who’s weak
As I stand before you now let the condemned man speak

All we are is memory all we have is time
All we are is memory all we have is time

Ave Maria sing to me
I stole the silence and we’ll always be free
And we must not let the art of protest die
This world let me live my passions makes me cry

All we are is memory all we have is time
All we are is memory all we have is time

*Additional vocals by Sophie Vaughan

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