Can of Worms

I'll never work it out

I'll always have a doubt

I will be your friend

On whom you can depend


Open a can of worms

They wriggle and they squirm 

A gently paradox

A crusty lollipop


Hunger is gone

It won't be long

Find a new skill

For the next job


Time Zones

Learn

Learn to live together

Live

Together and alone

I can understand you

You can understand me


Ah yie yie Ah yie yie


We're living in different time zones


Silence

Sit a moment

Silent contemplation

New ideas

Providing pollination

YOU

You make me feel myself


Finding fancy free

Alliteration

Real romance

Resulting exaltation

YOU

You make me feel myself


Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel


Sit a moment

Silent contemplation

New ideas

Providing pollination

YOU

You make me feel myself


Belief in hope
Leads to consternation
Scepticism
is deliberation

YOU

You make me feel myself


Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel


Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel


Sit a moment

Silent contemplation

New ideas

Providing pollination

YOU

You make me feel myself


Pollute the earth

Destroy the habitation

Heavy Metal

Rockin' meditation

YOU

You make me feel myself


Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel


Now I'm flying

Now I feel

Now I'm flying

Now I feel


This is

This is

what

I want


This is

what

I want


Give me Nembutal to die

Give me hope in the middle of the night

Give me reason through the day

I need you to make it OK


Step aside indoctrination

Accepted paradigm mutilation

Feel it in my inner core

Shed the fat

Shed it all


I don't want economic faith

I don't need no false belief

I don't' move the future forward

I need chaos in this order


This is

what

I want


This is

what
I want

Judy Davis
I wanna be in the same room
As Judy Davis
For just 5 minutes
Please
Please
Please!

I wanna be in the same room
As Judy Davis
For just 5 minutes
Please
Please
Please!

And Colin Friels
Colin Friels
Colin Friels
Colin Friels


City of Cool

I live in the city of cool

Just got home from China

Jet lagged and I’m feeling ill

Just got home from China


I can asphyxiate

Wrap a plastic bag round my cranium

Gunshot wound car accident

I am untouchable

I am untouchable


I live in the city of cool

Just got home from China

I live in the city of cool

Home again residing


I can go delete myself

Stick it in my bloodstream passage

E H Methamphetamine

I am untouchable

I am untouchable


Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy

Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy


I live in the city of cool

Everything’s illusion

I live in the city of cool

I perceive confusion


Tragic constipated plea

Never had the slightest trouble

Jam it Damn it Hold me tight

I am untouchable

I am untouchable


Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy

Remember that the energy back will bite

Remember the energy


I live in the city of cool

Just got home from China

I live in the city of cool


Barrel of a Gun

Australia grew out of a barrel of a gun

Convict settlement

Currency rum

Australian grew out of a barrel of a gun

The barrel of a gun


We killed and destroyed to acquire this land

It did not just fall into our hands

And then we settled and farmed the land

We killed and destroyed


In our history

In what came before

We must never forget

Lest we forget

Lest we forget


Australia grew out of a barrel of a gun

Convict settlement

Currency rum

Australian grew out of a barrel of a gun

The barrel of a gun


Perpetuation of nationalistic pride

Those are the politically correct times

From reality of the killing times

The killings times


In our history

In what came before

We must never forget

Lest we forget

Lest we forget


Vacant Brain

I’m not saying if you’re right or wrong

I’m not saying if you made the right choice

Made the wrong choice

I’m just saying that you might want to change

Where you buried the body

Buried the body

Sooner or later

Probably soon

A businessman

A wannabe tycoon

Will find the land and stake a claim

A new development

Original idea

In his vacant brain

Vacant brain

He won’t care that the people have to drive

To go to work and go to school

They’ll be traveling all the time

He just cares that the land is there

He’s a neo-liberalist

A profiteer

The bottom line

Imprinted in his vacant brain

Vacant brain

I’m not saying if you’re right or wrong

I’m not saying if you made the right choice

Made the wrong choice

I’m just saying that you might want to change

Where you buried the body

Buried the body

Sooner or later

Probably soon

A businessman

A wannabe tycoon

Will find the land and stake a claim

A new development

Original idea

In his vacant brain

Vacant brain


David Lynch

Falling from the sky

Here comes the acid rain

It’s gonna burn your skin

Gonna cause you pain

Now and then

It’s in the air

It’s everywhere

Emitting from the ground

Spreading with the wind

Now and then


It’s a David Lynch of a day

It’s macabre in every way

Worse than the television news

Crazy headlines front page all the same


Nuclear plant

Heading for meltdown

Built on a fault line

Earthquake underground

Now and then

Here come the planes

Here come the bombs

Cowboys - Outlaws

It’s shock and awe

Now and then


It’s a David Lynch of a day

It’s macabre in every way

Worse than the television news

Crazy headlines front page all the same


The levies are gone

The rich all have fled

The water is crashing down

On all the poor and dead

Now and then

Breathe in disease

Spread it with a sneeze

Contagious

Can’t control

I’m falling to my knees

Now and then


It’s a David Lynch of a day

It’s macabre in every way

Worse than the television news

Crazy headlines front page all the same


The first time

Tonight I’ll lose my sight

For the first time - For the last time

For the only time

Tonight I’ll lose my sight

For the first time - For the last time

For the only time


Won’t be able to see your smile anymore

But I’ll still feel your flesh

When you press your face

You press your face

Your face against mine

Won’t be able to see the strings on my guitar

But I’ll still hear that sound

Coming from that hole

Well I’m not whole - But I am still alive


I feel your breath in between my lips when we stand so close

I feel your breath in between my lips when we stand so close

I feel your breath in between my lips when we stand so close

I feel your breath in between my lips when we stand so close


Tonight I’ll lose my sight

For the first time - For the last time

For the only time

Tonight I’ll lose my sight

For the first time - For the last time

For the only time


Won’t be able to see your smile anymore

But I’ll still feel your flesh

When you press your face

You press your face

Your face against mine

Won’t be able to see the strings on my guitar

But I’ll still hear that sound

Coming from that hole

Well I’m not whole - But I am still alive


Can’t look down at my feet - But my feet are still there

Can’t look down at my hands - But my hands are still there

I can’t see inside my soul - But my soul is still there

I can’t read inside your mind - But I know you still care


Tonight I’ll lose my sight

For the first time - For the last time

For the only time

Tonight I’ll lose my sight

For the first time - For the last time

For the only time


Meltdown

I’m not gonna tell you what to do

This time or anytime

I’m not gonna tell you what to say

I’ll leave that decision up to you

I’m not gonna tell you what to think

Censorship is not my thing

I’m not gonna tell you how to act

I’ve been embarrassed

A fact’s a fact


But you cannot hurt me - And you will not kill me - And you shall not harm me


Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real…Like love

Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real

Like air Like fire Like earth Like water


I don’t know where the world is heading

Human population bleeding

The earth is off its axis

Infrastructure depends on taxes

Old age

New babe

Office confrontation

Formed personality at the age of three

We now know more about the brain

Technology drives me insane


But you cannot hurt me - And you will not kill me - And you shall not harm me


Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real...Like love

Melt down that metal

Melt down that steel

Turn it into something real

Like air Like fire Like earth Like water


Hollywood Movie

I'm the hero in a Hollywood movie

I will never die

I'm the hero in a Hollywood movie 

I will never die


I kill terrorists

in my spare time

I free hostages

everyone one them survives


Empathy

There’s something going on - It’s not something new - It’s there for all to see - In cyberspace - Connect the keys

Shrinking attention span - Novels don’t have the time to read - Typing with greater speed- Don’t know how to use apostrophes

Generation gap - Is the oldest form of attack – Not understanding is an excuse - For not trying

So get out of my way - When I’m having a bad day - Sometimes my empathy - Is a real lack of compassion


Your House

I’m new to your house

It’s in my mind

I should make an excuse

I’m new to your house

I am a triangle

I am obtuse

I feel strange

Feel like I should rearrange all the thoughts in my head

I feel strange

I feel


Isn’t it funny when we feel out of place

Isn’t it funny when we have to face

Our long held fears

And darkest dreams


When I walk into your house

It all makes sense

Makes me so confused

When I walk into your house

I know I’m here for me

I’m here for you

I feel strange

Feel like I should rearrange all the thoughts in my head

I feel strange

I feel


I walk around with my hat on
I walk around I sing a song
I walk around in naked flesh
I walk around I'm not finished yet
Our house is like a little vessel
Vessel which we sail through life
It's long and thin and made of weatherboard
It holds its course just right


Now I’m sleeping in our house

Light’s are out

Window’s open

Now I’m sleeping in your house

Body’s asleep

Dream’s awoken

I feel strange

Feel like I should rearrange all the thoughts in my head

I feel strange

I feel


Cholera Outbreak

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Cops shooting teens in a Northcote park

Greece exploding

It’ s a civil uprising

Capitalism leaves its victims in the dark

Cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea

Cops shooting blacks in a L.A. street

Thailand exploding

It’s a civil uprising

Capitalism needs its victims in the dark

What were you expecting?

What were you expecting?

The river is rising – the river is rising – the river is rising

I give it all right back to you – don’t need it anymore

I give it all right back to you – don’t need it anymore

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Cops shooting teens in a Northcote park

Greece exploding

It’ s a civil uprising

Capitalism leaves its victims in the dark

Cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea

Cops shooting blacks in a L.A. street

Thailand exploding

It’s a civil uprising

Capitalism needs its victims in the dark

The real deal what you feel

The real deal what you feel

The real deal what you feel

For real inside

The real deal what you feel

The real deal what you feel

The real deal what you feel

For real inside

Living in a fantasy

Middle class reality

Using all the world’s resources and oil

I’m am going to live for this

You are going to die for that

The way of the world is not equal for all


Controlled

Desire can be controlled

Controlled in the mind

I’ve now decided to make the move

The move to make you mine

We’ve know each other for a long time

Longer than we knew

First the choices they were many

Then the choices grew


The things we think about when we are talking

The things we talk about

We think of love


Where do me thoughts come from?

From where do they emerge?

Parents friends sisters and brothers

The context that Jesus is not

God

new millennium bug

let’s surf the information superhighway

Television printed media movies

No matter what I say or do

I’m influenced by you


The things we think about when we are talking

The things we talk about

We think of love


I remember history

I recall the past

It’s the power of creativity

Non violent love will last

It’s the strength of sharing all we must all share then trust

It’s the strength of sharing all we must all share then trust


The things we think about when we are talking

The things we talk about

We think of love


Between Falling

I’m in the place between falling

I’m in the place between falling

I feel your presence in the senses that are lingering

Not because you’re here or near

But because I can remember

Your pretty dress is still hanging in the hallway closet

Unwinding down in the fabric of our love connection

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

I’m in the place between falling

I’m in the place between falling

We all are moving to a paradigm of disorder

A metaphorical descent

The pinnacle of our creativity

Where things exist in their most ordered state

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

Moving away from my necessary isolation

Is the very thing that I can do

The meaning

The value

The beauty revealed

Through disintegration

The meaning

The value

The beauty revealed

Through disintegration


Bended Knee

Pretty girl sitting on a rock

Rip down the middle of her summer dress

She don’t understand them

Why they can’t keep their hands to themselves

Why she can’t put her skin on display

She don’t understand them

She sings to the birds

Sings to the trees

Going down

Going down

Going down on a bended knee


Teenage boy sitting on a bench

Bruised hidden underneath his high school shirt

He don’t understand them

Why they can’t keep their hands to themselves

Why they have to punch

Why they have to hurt

He don’t understand them

He sings to the birds

Sings to the trees

Going down

Going down

Going down on a bended knee


Silver headed couple on their fold up chairs

Looking ‘cross the park with their vacant stares

They don’t understand no

Why they can’t remember

Why they can’t recall

Names and places memories that came before

They don’t understand no

They sing to the birds

Sing to the trees

Going down

Going down

Going down on a bended knee


Finite

When I’m in a dream

I’m pure imagination

Polluted air

Chemicals

Dirty water running through my veins

Into the sewer

Under the house

Below the city we know

Snapped cracked Jack

Detergent attack

There’s poison in the system


Finite 

Finite 


Explore my inner scream

Throw it out to the ether

Weightless – meditate – levitate now

My body floats out in the distance

Into the sewer

Under the house

Below the city we know

Snapped cracked Jack

Detergent attack

There’s poison in the system


Finite 

Finite


Telegraph Wires

There's telegraph wires in my dreams

They're full of electricity

I love the line around your eyes

They remind me of our life


Remembering

Reconstructing

Forgetting

The Day


I feel a calm when those around

are sick and tired and suffering

I feel a smile on my face

I could walk for days and days


Remembering

Reconstructing

Forgetting

The Day


The clouds are covering the naked moon

The sky is setting my mind's at ease

The troubles of my working day

The bits and pieces that get in the way


Remembering

Reconstructing

Forgetting

The Day


No Way

Behind the open eye

Within the open mind

Unlock the unlocked door

Place an order and take it all


Look over there he said

Look at me instead she said

Don't know which way to go

Don't know I just don't know


There's just no way

That is will be OK

There's just no way

I'll take it day by day

Try not to go insane

Get it all out of my brain

Not endlessly complain

Realise we're not the same

Politics is just a game

Paint strokes inside the frame

Analyse it all again


I need your help right now

Every minute Every hour

It's a matter of managing

There is no closure to this thing called life


I won't blow off my head

I'll live with pain instead

I'll try to cope with all

The hate and spite and vitriol


There's just no way

That is will be OK

There's just no way

I'll take it day by day

Try not to go insane

Get it all out of my brain

Not endlessly complain

Realise we're not the same

Politics is just a game

Paint strokes inside the frame

Analyse it all again


Don't ask me how I am

I'm a complicated man

The question is invasive

Can I be more persuasive


Look at the time go by

Tick Tick it all unwinds

I'm a mirror to this world

Woman man boy and girl


There's just no way

That is will be OK

There's just no way

I'll take it day by day

Try not to go insane

Get it all out of my brain

Not endlessly complain

Realise we're not the same

Politics is just a game

Paint strokes inside the frame

Analyse it all again


Lost Opportunity

I keep thinking of lost opportunity

I keep thinking of what I could've had

I keep thinking of the way things could've been

I keep thinking and it's driving me mad


I need to wipe my mind of memory

I need to wipe my mind of thought

And then I'll live in the land of the present moment

Then I'll live in the land of nought


Seek out those personalities

Like minded solidarity of thought

Innate with creativity

Relaxed not distressed or fraught


With the way things they just might be

In a parallel universe

With the way life just might turn out

If we were someone else


Look out to the distant future

Look out to the distant past

Time with sleeping moving slowly

Reaching death I realise fast


Now I know the end is coming

Now I hear the final call

Now I know my time is ending

No longer will I fall


All those memories no longer relevant

Shared experience all in the past

Everything is always temporary

Nothing ever ever will last


I will always sing the chorus

I will always sing the song

Eternal black hole matter

Universal singalong


Indefinite definite article

Preposition adverbial phrase

Ellipses at the end of my sentence

Bring back the yo yo craze


I will never be a boy again

A temporary man

Lost in the digital phenomena

There never was a plan