Killing Time

by transsky

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Blue Flame (Brendan Jury) ----------- Valley of fear promises broken Four hundred years Lying unspoken blue flame burns Heave and swell Inside your body Slow waves Body of water blue flame burns Lady Madonna Eyes casting shadows Your love only knows This bed of nails blue flame burns
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DUST ‘N BONES (Brendan Jury) are you ready for the midnight shadows candles burning and the lights are low “time for the living to be in bed” she said time for the dead to roam barbed wire but no-ones there dead flowers are all that’s left a broken headstone a coffin full of bones ch: dust and bones carry me home shadows dancing but you’re not there you’re not hiding behind the stairs I miss you Violet May I see you upon a star your body’s sleeping but you’re not dead I lie dreaming a hole in my head a broken head stoned a coffin my body full of bones ch: dust and bones carry me home they came while you were sleeping I was not there but I remember you in every prayer, everywhere I see your wrinkled face you’re smiling you walk in grace you walk in grace Walk in grace
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Michelangelo Dreaming (Warrick Sony) _________________ marvel of david gathering power turning my head built like a tower unrealised evening with god on your side touching his fingers makes Adam smile Michelangelo dreaming of love’s feeling sprung from the heavens head in the clouds falling like Autumn dying unbound pagan and prophet with god at your side touch with your fingers the virgin inside Michelangelo dreaming of love’s feeling picture the tension creation of beauty fall and redemption My soul needs salvation bring me your wings angels are dreaming of beautiful things Michelangelo dreaming of love’s feeling
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Fractals disappear liquid ether to atmosphere shrinking time you turn around micro-dose is safe and sound In ice-like rock a CURE is found where chains of hail lash the ground memories of you still waters they collect the daylight from your tears a ripple THROUGH MY HEAD Eyebright child with a piece of root fear of downward motion mute Petroleum nausea Travelling into sepia Mercurious day a sudden thirst memory of water a cloud that burst memories of you still waters they collect the daylight from your tears a ripple THROUGH MY HEAD memory of water a thousand times to one the poisons gone it goes away the fever never comes
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Durban Poison (Warrick Sony) there are times when a girl must pick herself up to put herself down for the rest of her life get a home be a wife put the kids in a school in the country watch them grow up with durban poison SEE THEM GROW UP WITH DURBAN POISON there are secrets that are kept behind doors there are things that are best left unsaid when the night is hot and the air is thick and heavy with the smell of the earth and the sweating green vegetation all growing up with durban poison SEE THEM GROW UP WITH DURBAN POISON blame the sound of the sea for the loss of memory it seeps through like mist around a thousand hills where the head man kills an ox for his new wife she grew up with Durban poison WE ALL GREW UP WITH DURBAN POISON
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LETS GO TO THE BEACH (WARRICK SONY) My girlfriend’s dressed in peach. She’s lying on the beach with sand between her toes and suncream on her nose. We can walk hand in hand Over boulders and sand and say .. I like it on the beach Let’s go to the beach Let’s go to the beach We can stay out of reach I’ll rub oil into your skin Together we can re-invent original sin We can walk hand in hand Over beercans and sand and say I like it on the beach Let’s go to the beach I like the buildings on the beach When there’s a bathroom for us each And concrete on the floor That stretches right across to the sea shore Where we can walk without sand Touching either foot or hand and still say I like it on the beach Let’s go to the beach
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killing time hitchcock - vertigo spellbound - psycho clench teeth - number plate spark plug - accelerate loan shark - skin suit mastermind - film shoot petrol bomb the dining room to understand the silver spoon stand back everybody let me through i’m killing time baby ‘till I get to you heart burn - hesitate thumb screw - appreciate bank rate - poison pen overkill - the - post men software - salivate manufacture - birth rate head count - hand shake how”s your father - excavate stand back everybody let me through i’m killing time baby ‘till I get to you copywriter - dead duck who could give a flying fuck kleenex - knee jerk rotatrim - completed work ink spot - writers block big shot - suck my cock sky scraper - love song build a nation - dot com stand back everybody let me through i’m killing time baby ‘till I get to you
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04:54
Limpet Mine (words W.Sony) she comes wrapped like a mummy /with a tear in her heart - she can dance like a bushlire I blow you apart - she says witch doctor I wrong diagnoses - is it love - that makes your fingers go around in a rubber glove - there is pain in the air - your wasted and spent- your minds fucked up your head is all bent - like a pressure gauge - somebody pushed a button and she flew into a rage - she's mine I she's a limpet mine - she's stuck to the seat- like chewing gum - children rocking to the beat - in a bus shelter - heaven help -her count the little feet - chewing out the rhythm on the cold concrete - it's a crime to die to be poor or to see more than another a log or a tree in your eye remove the plank from your own then your brother will forgive and throw another stone give it back it's a bomb it‘s a hand grenade they found her at a party in the lemonade - she peaks like a cap and kicks like a mule somebody's got to tell her that she ought to be at school /she‘s mine/ she's a limpet mine/ she blew up in my face throwing bits of lurniture all over the place I she says go back to base 'and i'll guarantee -they've made another model for humanity /with bits ot wood and plastic glue /he‘s a super human baby he‘ll ‘break you in two I he‘s got a wrist watch you understand/ a time bomb; hidden in his prostate gland - he's muscle bound with hair on his face winning hands down in the arms race - he's agent orange insecticide stripping down tree’s - no place to hide- he said "case the joint before we leave ~.._take what you can _.no reprieve" - give him back he's a bomb be‘s a hand1~grenade»/ they found him at the party in the lemonade - He's mine I 'He's a lirnpet mine /_yellow at heart - founded a nation that lived apart /with it’s head in the sand I ostracised I praying to a god that di,dn‘t' sympathfise /he can shit like a brick and brake like a bike / in a camouflage suit_he’s out of sight I like "Fat Boy 0ne" from Enola Gaye/ he's right on target and here to stay /you can squeeze him through your brief case - push him through your shirt I leave him on a train til he's ready to burst He's a mine /we’re mines -we‘re limpet mines /yellow at heart -iliving' in a country that‘s blowing apart
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Dark Continent (W.SONY) Slipping from the shadows running the slum Hearts are beating faster Waiting for the sun To concentrate on cities Rising from the damp and walk across the water with soldiers from the camp children of the desert night they swim right through the earth and walk across the water dark continent gave birth motorcades of dignitaries the food relief has come shaking hands with refugees more dollar signs and guns hotels full of businessmen and government do lunch they pay in foreign currency put party in the punch children of the desert night they swim right through the earth and walk across the water dark continent gave birth billboards cast their shadows over shacks surrounding town they love to watch the sunset over industry the sounds of lullabies are alien more sweeter than a rose more magic than the garden with signs that say it’s closed
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let’s build a shack (W.Sony) running from the cities from the fires and the shouting looting and the burning through the night they’re taking everything confusion driving everybody mad from dusk to dawn come with me together we need shelter from the storm we need some flimsy aparatus to pull over our heads watch your back let’s build a shack walking through the rivers of the dying and the dead shooting and shouting that is happening ahead there was a time before the war when we were being drowned by the sound of deisel engines from the garden next door collapsing shelters redesigned existing over years at the back let’s build a shack picture of the future is no longer filled with certainty no matter what they do to me I’ll love you for eternity hammer me with nails build a window in the dark shine a light on this chaos as it tears us all apart come to me my love you’re beautiful with smoke in your hair and on your back let’s build a shack
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TransSky was Brendan Jury & Warrick Sony
Johannesburg-Cape Town South Africa circa 1996-1999
Recorded at Shifty Studio in Johannesburg & Cape Town
engineered by Warrick Sony
arrangements Brendan Jury
photography by Dror Eyal
concept and design by Adriaan Louw
Juliana Venter b.vocals on Blue Flame
management Patrick Horgan
thanks to Lloyd Ross
released by Tic Tic Bang BANGCD039
contact warrick@kalaharisurfers.co.za

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released November 3, 1998

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