grok

by Kinky Machine

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released 16 July 2014

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Track Name: last look
ditch the slick addictions
you gotta gimme fiction
what if i told you i knew you would?

all your vague ambition
is just heat from a big bright nothing
in the last place that you look

there comes a light through the cracks in the door
a slowly growing glow in the shape of a question mark curve
where were you when this came down?
and there's a space where there wasn't one before
an opening upon the knife's edge of your soul
wakes you up and gives you a jolt
dreaming awake at the end of time
Track Name: soldiers face
strange animal noises fill up yer dreams
a fire burns brightly in your mind's eye
brilliant lights signal to you from far away
what could it all mean?

you took the role with the best of intentions
now it has come to be a form of addiction
you sparkle bright, you're a jewel of perdition
wake up your sleeping soul, don't be cut out

so unafraid, see me stand with a soldier's face

this moment is pregnant with forbidden love
the ocean is swollen with deep desire
what we are and what we could be; so far away
what could it all mean?

love's spirit possesses me, i feel no pain
Track Name: grok
power drunk and dozing deep
sucking on the aether's teat
the white giant kept the flame under glass
shadow flooded everything
one day we woke, we had ice in our veins
we up and stole the hallowed flame
history wore our footprint
the future called our names

we hadn't noticed that the thread had come undone
confident the war was won
wild naked on the wide open plains
blowing kisses at the sun
passage collapsed, we can never go back
we stare the mirror in the eye
orbit around the reason, turn on the axis why

i looked up and i saw you flash by
like a glitch in time
like a marfa light
and i felt questions pumping through my blood
from my brain to my foot
from my heart to my mouth
i don't know very much but i know this
to be happy is a risk that you won't know shit
such is the will to deny
even though you kept it in mind
oh, it all gets drowned in the waves of the heart
and returns as desire
Track Name: being for the benefit
slow motion spaceship, may i call you mother?
can it really be you have no sister?
do we just float alone?
do you have a mother of your own?
out among the sea of suns
i'm sure that there must be one

sometimes i can't decide
if i feel dark or light
i look up to an empty throne
still poised to throw a stone
open your hand and drop it
take note of where it lands
at your feet
Track Name: weapons down
put your weapons down
slide them on the floor
hands in the air right now
step away from the door
this is not a joke
this is the real thing
no democracy here
violence is king

somebody said it was the end of the world
somebody told it me it was breaking your heart
i am nothing but the edge of the sword
i am nothing but the bend in the arc
Track Name: white lie white noise
keep trying to pacify the rambling of my restless mind
you know as well as i, it's alright
roll over in the morning light
hear the world's heart pound the pavement outside

tripped by the gaze of time, balance by a pantomime
word from the other side just arrives
emerges as a thundercloud
boots and jacket on, let it come down

dive in the ocean of white lies
float on the fable of the fall
now is the time of high tide
white noise the answer to the call
Track Name: present as absent
love is a crooked river
running like a vein in the wrist of the unknown

love is a close encounter
the face of the alien gazing into your own

love is a crumbling tower
grass growing up in the gaps in between the stones

love is a lack of center
distance without measure resonating in your bones

reaching in the dark, feeling for a light switch
is there still a chance that we could be surprised
by what we find?