Drum Machine Dreams

by Rom B

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All songs by Billy Brett.
Recorded Oct 2012 - Jan 2013.
Finally mixed Aug 2014.
Lyrics for #4 and cover art by PB.

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released August 19, 2014

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Track Name: Drum machine dreams
light peeks through the trees
ready to visit sleep
pulse that feeds me
electronic soul speech

drum machine dreams

rhythmic voice of night
manufactured, still alive
throbbing lulls us, we imbibe
humble sound, the spirit thrives
(on)

drum machine dreams
Track Name: Bare all teeth
what i wrote on the mountain
what i inscribed in the chasm
what i spoke to god
what i told satan:

bare all teeth
it's time to feed

for the sake of argument
for the strength of government
for the rules of order and nature to take their course:

bare all teeth
it's time to feed

to continue along
and in life belong
and, perhaps, survive
to sing this song:

bare all teeth
it's time to feed
Track Name: I AM SKY
I AM SKY
I LOVE THE GOLDEN LADY
SHE IS THE SKY
SHE IS A SNAKE
Track Name: Towels 2
i used to have you
and then i shared you
and then you
got split into two
the more you survive
to clean up bad times and good
the more i can't believe
that i've held you close to me
and you never leave, you never disagree
when you're wet you dry out
when you're a mess you clean up
but
how much can accrue?
what would i do without you?
don't say "replacement"
'cause that makes no sense
don't say "you'll live"
'cause the future never exists
as planned
BUT
i'll keep you on hand
to keep me dry and ready
you're the one
that helps me forget about time
you're the one
that helps keep the frost off my mind
Track Name: Some are knives, some are needles
each one leaves a cut in me
the question is:
how deep?

some are knives
some are needles
some scratch the surface
and some go deeper
in time the stain on the flesh spreads wider
in time the deep wounds cave in
they become you
each one leaves a cut in me
the question is:
how deep?

you are:
the avalanche of body
in the beginning and the end
you are:
all the cuts you're given
in the beginning and the end
how deeply you are moved by them...
in this way they never leave you
some are knives, some are needles

each one leaves a cut in me
the question is:
how deep?
Track Name: I dreamed I dreamed I never dreamed again
do you suffer?
do you decay?
do you brown around the edges?
does your skin turn to leather
and your fat into slime?
will you relax and walk with me a while?
dance and walk with me a while?
the fruit born from the spit in your hand
the naked truth wraps its thighs around your head

i dreamed i dreamed i never dreamed again.
what did that dream mean?

have you ever been there?
i have been there
have you ever seen the crystal ocean?
or walked beneath the diamond sky?
did you drink fast the potion?
have you ever bled white?
did you scour the interior to find
all that you left behind?
where will the next portal open?
how much life do you need
to stay on this side of the grave?
where will two paths meet,
both parallel and complete?
without my eyes i see you in my sleep
before sleep you were drawn to me

i dreamed i dreamed i never dreamed again.
what did that dream mean?
Track Name: Vulture portrait
your vulture portrait was hard to take
your vulture portrait was hard for you to shake
your vulture portrait precedes you
you picked our bones until we were see-thru

picking bones in the summer sun
picking bones when the winter frost comes
without you we would rot complete
not torn to shreds by a razor sharp beak

your vulture portrait was used as a warning
your vulture portrait woke me in the early morning
i was afraid you would come for me
and pick my bones as i tried to sleep
Track Name: Say hello to Ebenezer
say hello to ebenezer for me
i saw his shadow burned into the wall
and he scrawled his name
in creosote
Track Name: Every bird
every bird had your face
they flew away.
Track Name: Clouds 3
the clouds are woven together
they let down their hair
they let down their hair
the clouds are woven together
a frock of storm
a frock of storm
the clouds are woven together
they fray at the seams
they fray at the seams
the clouds are woven together
the clouds are woven together

the clouds are fucking today
their hair is all over the place
as rain