Killing Time

by transsky

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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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Track Name: Blue Flame
Blue Flame (Brendan Jury)
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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
Track Name: Dust And Bones
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
Track Name: Michaelangelo Dreaming
Michelangelo Dreaming (Warrick Sony)
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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
Track Name: Memory Of Water
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
Track Name: Durban Poison
Durban Poison (Warrick Sony)

there are times when a man must pick hinself up
to put himself down for the rest of his life
GeT a home
for the 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
Track Name: Lets Go To The Beach
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
Track Name: Killing Time
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
Track Name: Limpet Mine
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
Track Name: Dark Continent
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
Track Name: Lets Build A Shack
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