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Totem Power, Totem Life

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released September 14, 2016

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Track Name: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'
Just like the x-file where the woman´s mood controls the weather
I damaged your x-files poster.
We´ll make rain together
tape it back together over the blue tac.
You blew my hair back
I was fooling on your bed
Now i´m slicking my rain jack´
Now it´s lost to the ages.
Just like the x-files where the main guy was replaced
I´ve lost my taste for the scraps I´ve been providing.

But you plunge deep and you duck and dive
Read up on breathing exercise
Is there a "new you" you could visualize
with dark tides on all sides?

Just like the x-files map you had
with the episode names on it.
Names I liked of episodes I´ve never seen
Things that I´ve never been.
Shows and posters lost to the ages
in no way important
Jose Chung´s From Outer Space
I never saw it, did you?
Track Name: The Soul Cry
His soul cry was proud when he realised
that his sugar snap cannot become a flap jack
and his shell will not cover his own back
and most floors are for falling through.
But that was my soul reaction

It´s day four at the Reeperbahn
and i´ve still not fired a ray
Banging heads eternally here on the upper plane.

Getting vague in different ways
Firing a different ray
That was her sole attraction

His soul cry was proud when he realized
that his vapours could fit in his real life
And his sisters would cheer him on from both sides
and a fat skull would in turn materialise.

It´s day four at the Reeperbahn
and i´ve still not fired a ray
Out here on the upper plane banging heads eternally.
But that was my soul reaction

Are you getting vague?
Track Name: Outpost
Un-stab
Let me know I know you
then re-stab.
You capped your pen
you´re amongst friends, streaming.
(Peet dry and dab)
You can´t view a rhythm
you´ll just have to join in.
Un-stab
You can´t view a rhythm
I know you´ve been trying
Re-stab
Peet dried and dabbed.
Track Name: Planetary Feeling
Bogarding, bogarding
There is no planetary reason
for bogarding, bogarding
Your wife´s spells
She´s got that planetary feeling
And we feel good witch in this
Dim the screen so your face shows in it

Oh no he came to fast
his party bowl done blowed its load
Marks the changing of the seasons
And I´m hitting static now
but soon enough i´ll fall upon that love vibration.

There is no planetary reason
for bogarding, bogarding
Your wife´s spells
She´s got that planetary feeling
We feel good witch in this
must be that witching season.

Oh no he came to fast
his party bowl done blowed its load
It´s a hex and it´s wrecking season
And you´ll feel there´s none but static there
but somewhere lies that love vibration
Track Name: That Gown
You´ve got the wrong branch
wrong grip, wrong stance
Your head implants, like the velvet
on your young stag´s antlers
The great house on the good couch
The right self just peeking through the soil bed.

Now you reside in the pink beach house
wearing white linens
Trying not to remind yourself
of all those boy shaped storms
in those odd uniforms
Of blue striped white shirt flared denims.

Wrong branch, wrong sound
I didn´t bring my ear plugs
do you think they´ll play loud?
Wrong grip, wrong stance
your head implants, like the velvet
on your young stag´s antlers
The found sound
cast that brick down.

And when she came screaming that she´d found the van
I believed her
And in their lounge, on their time
I prepped myself to receive her
Track Name: Song To The 7 Inch Bully
I know you´re here to be more than you were
But please stop stepping on me
Or i´ll send you back further than you´ve ever been before
Track Name: Lime Rickeys (All Round)
Like beasts what lunge at a ring of fire.

Might melt your face off
but it might not, Jeff.
Feelings unexpressed
in the long district.
And he says burn off the fog
and you obey.
You´re on mute you don´t say.

Drink none but lime rickey
with your new family
He´ll hold your legs while you handstand
He´s your direct descendant
he´s your own man
But where does that leave me?

We´re dry shaving the morning
We get plucked while we´re yawning
And if you can´t see through that fuzz
you´ll have to exercise that part Cous´

Drink none but lime rickey
when you´re away from me.
I´ll hold your legs while you handstand
I´ll be a direct descendant
Be all true man.

But I wont split that lime rickey in three.
Track Name: Mystery Laptop
If the skull bone is bleached

I swore that i´d be a good sailor one day
I swore that i´d take the full thrill from it one day.

But my day was filled with such questions
Like "Why did I manifest all of these scorpions?"

One time once i received more than my portion
And it plagued me until it didn´t
Did I do wrong or did I didn´t?
Vast and blurred and feeling hell
I thought I´d understood it well
The almond dried, cracked and bruised
my sailing days put to bad use

But if the skull bone´s off the latch
Soundtrack...
Track Name: Ralph's Theme
Tasted off
The taste bud´s off
Above the park hovered Ralph´s theme.
In the town
What town?
This town where you can paint
my young heart brown
The dust is red
and all around
If you can put your back into
the best i´ve ever had

But sometimes life´s brown
because I can´t stand my own sound
because my wide head chafes the crowd
I know

I can´t stand world weary eyes
Aren´t you new here?
(above the park hovered Ralph´s theme)
How many channels did they have in your life time?
Well they had two here
and it´s the best i ever had.

But sometimes life´s brown
because you can´t stand your own sound
because your wide head chafes the crowd
I know
Track Name: Play Meaning
He thinks like a line of force
Phillip my soul crush - worm holing Rosen Bridge
On the long, I'd file a brief of his
And sink right through the house
Into the white wood bed frame
I´m running errands again

Cherry or pine?

But the sun wont shine where the wrist watch sits.
And this pack of brains just wont quit
their slimy sideways shtick when you play meaning

I look the same but I bother me
Track Name: Feat. The Raging Bull
When the brain span is looping
(You duped yourself)
I´m a bad friend for ignoring you
(Dupe no one else)
The crimes they are redeeming
but the last time you weren´t interviewed
our class got stopped half way through.
Either way you see it
(It´s so top shelf)
In the rear view it´s an animal
largely unaccounted for
It´s been pinching my lymph node
Don´t do it.

Featuring The Raging Bull
that bull would rage at all us girls
send ripples down our slim girl pool
and make us feel like life was happening
Now I crave a snack
You´ll make me feel like life is happening.

I don´t want to set the world alight
but it´s pushing me to do it
Always naming me "Joke Challenger"
saying I can´t lift the jeweled sceptre
or wrestle myself to the floor,
no longer go from naught - to - Claude
or cut my own size anymore
But i still hear ocean sounds when i put my ear up to the office worker
I do!

Featuring The Raging Bull
that bull would rage at all us girls
and shake us out of our small world
and Make us feel like life was happening
But I crave a snack
You´ll make me feel like life is happening
wont you?
Track Name: My Boat (Blue Tears)
My boat rode itself over the bank
She caught me crying blue tears.

He came with a lesser thing
as though he were standing in
for a sicker, weaker friend
Born of a weaker man

But my boat rode itself over that bank
She caught me crying blue tears
I´m alive for several years.
Blue tears!
Track Name: Cavity Low
Blood´s great when shared with friends
When you all tap out
when you lose your sense of self
Let's grow our nails out
and scrape the wax from his face.

Blood´s great when shared with friends
Opponents more so though
Watch "Pop-Up Video"
Mums done the big shop so
help her bring the shopping in.

Mum, that´s cavity low

I skin a grape and drop it in my Tango
Doesn't effect the flavor, though
So I pierce the sofa with letter opener.
Track Name: Cowlick
Burial. 11 o´clock. 11.30
Where you´ll have the first taste,
is this what i´ve heard?

Sloshed in on galoshes
nursing that cowlick
That shadow you came with
is all chewed up and tainted
It´s no cherry or pine
It´s five fingers and ripe
It´s a good life
And my collar is pressed
Track Name: Surge
The natural woman on the screen
unnatural places I have been.
Now is actual meaning seeping in
through the wood I laid thin?
You´ve built a strange home
"Aztec Zydeco?"

Surge

Natural woman on the screen:
"Yes?"
I´m still a boy would you believe
and I´m surging for a victory
I´m flipping pancakes at the sea
I´m from a good home

Surge

In the picture, man,
you´re eating a baguette.
The films just been developed
the films still wet.
Track Name: Armour
All that time in armour
Lance would brick it all up
Through December Mum strides Amber
In transition, morphing to the breeze

But coincidence would do that to me
and whatever it was that i was reading
but always after five passages
the microwave would let off it´s "ping"

I don´t go to the salad bar anymore
And i don´t expect anything to ever happen to me

Another night line backer
with just a few more minutes in the black water

All that time in armour
I just can´t go there now.
Track Name: Melting Glaze
Weird, sad and distant
having never learned resistance
your whole life
They deal out my wife sometimes
and I pretend that I don´t mind
It´s a lie
But we´ll need more time from school
to decorate our rooms
I don´t mind
If i danced for him in his fold out cot
with the C&A blouse buttoned up
I´d be fine.

Weird, sad and distant
having never learned resistance
all your life
Set to work to melt the glaze of your kind
in your time
But we´ll need more time from school
to decorate our rooms
I don´t mind.
Track Name: Boy Musk
Woke up whistling in the crane of your neck
soldiered on through bleak disappear
soldiered on to breakfast chair
knew you were behind me there
listening
listening to breakfast nook
storm shooken window pane
flaking paint again
waking up whistling causing steam

Is this the mind melt you were asking for?
here comes the third degree
and is that your shadow self I knew before
taking a wind and a stretch with your psyche?
on his spare couch trying to climb back inside me
wind and unwind
attempt realigning
from the get go!

and when the skull ring grins
lets me know i´m attending a good one
you´ve been a good ghost
hope i´ve been a good host
but is the web you´ve spun worth defending?
here comes the new yarn
yet diluted to a weak one

And her belly top was back
the crystal seed in his mustache
and as he removed the hat
his boy musk filled our habitat
his life's great distraction blocked his routine on the reg!

Is this the mind melt you were asking for?
here comes the third degree
and is that your shadow self I knew before
taking a wind and a stretch with your psyche?
on his spare couch trying to climb back inside me
wind and unwind
renew old business
you do the death crawl
just don´t doubt my instincts
we´ll turn this fruit in an instant
from the get go

In the public swimming house
where the blood runs deep
I drink smoothie upon smoothie.
I flash my grin to those that move me to do it.
Track Name: D.T.N.W.P.
Death to new wave posers
just kidding
keep posing
keep new wave afloat

Death to new wave posers
the ones you hold the closet
the ones who put up the posters