E​(​i​)​ther Or

by Bipolaroid

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released April 18, 2008

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Bipolaroid New Orleans, Louisiana

Spearheaded by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Glover, the group play delta psychedelic music influenced by Syd Barrett and the 13th Floor Elevators, delivering odes to dissociation, time machines, looking glasses, the fifth dimension, and the like on both space rockers and more fey orchestrated pop-psychedelia.Their latest LP was released Nov 2013 on Get Hip Recordings. ... more

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Track Name: Day in the Life of a Raincloud
Raining cats and dogs on the roof of your house
There's no ceiling in your room
There's no sunlight hanging there
Watching out for lightning bolts

Can't see through window
In the fog of your glare
In the unrelenting downpour
Of your misfortunes affairs
Every single time it rains, come on

Day in the life of a raincloud

Laughing like a fool
At the thief of this storm
Who stole my parasol
And the sunshine I adored
Give a chance to shine
Track Name: Transparent Make-believe
Once in a dream the foolish king
The hearts of queens and ever after
Sold it for a third world war, the crown of thorns, his majesty
At bishops gate the piper plays
To seas of green and doris day
Flower trumpets blare the marching snares
Of transparent make-believe

Breathing underwater

Nocturnal spell the iron bell
A withered sage's prophecy
Of open books king fisher hooks
And scientific lunacy
Mythical runes pegasus boots
Divine gifts and in our rapture
A slow divorce invisible force
A hand that will crush the dream

In house of york of noble blood
A battle sword wears so proudly
On once once red lips and virgin wrists
And fair maidens slumbering
Candles and veils a misers tale
Of holy grails and in between
The gods of ye and trilogies
Set out to destroy themselves
Track Name: Cucumbersome
I'm a cucumbersome vegetable
Gling glo, rainbow
Poking my head out of the womb of dirt
Staring right back at the sun
I'm just a lovely marigold
Hey ho, grass grow
Up to my neck in the thick woods
Choking on the thorns

Gluttonous worm got in the apple of my eye
Is anyone still there?
Cause in the morning I think of time I spent with you

I'm just as blind as a belfry bat
Zig zag, lolly gag
Jolly drunk skunk on his absinthe kick all the while
I'm just a stumbling know-it-all
Flip flop tick tock
Standing one foot in grave without a leg to fall

See you

I'm just a razor sharp somersault
Pea pod divining rod
Mermaid fins and fresh water gills of my siamese twin
I'm just a sleeping hollow log
Seesaw jigsaw
Clambake basketcase
Right on the needle's eye
Track Name: Technicolor Autumn & Spring
Technicolor Autumn & Spring
Perfect in symmetry
Cubist pedals that you bring
Painted by numbers
Fall is due, winter's sooner from where you stay
Optical glass tangerine, seeing from miles away

Shangri-la la la

Shape shifter sifting sea change
Walking through walls
What fine architecture
Cobwebs up in my head
Brushing the doors of memory

Picture taken in the frame of my mind's eye
To fade in the night, to cave in the night
Shangri-la la la

Hello

Address of blue jay nest
Televisionary cage and canary
Technicolor Autumn & Spring
Just the way I dreamed of it
Track Name: Karmic Engines
The propellers of fate
And motored cycles you deserve
In mind's eye
Mechanisms of wisdom
And gears for lessons still to learn
Over century's time

Karmic engines

Rotors of destiny
Cylindered fortunes and debts you earn
Parallel divide
Pistons of truth
Of cosmic axels accelerating in kinetic turn
How divine
Track Name: Mouth of Lions
Turn their eyes into a gaze of remarkable stone
Hold their heads from teeth and salivating tongues

In the mouth of lions

Sullen ghost, a presence gone long ignored
Cast in the den of manes and terrifying roars

Don't say a word
Telepathic and unseen
Standing still invisible
And unbelievably nowhere

Comfort their nights and settle the fears of those
That enter the cave without ever hope of safe return
Track Name: Father Time He Wastes It
Dear Father Time, you've got your watch all wrong
Dear Father Time, where has the time all gone?

So many years wasted alone
So many years wasted

Dear Father Time, the clocks that work no more
Dear Father Time, your children long ignored

Time ticks and the sunset
Time's still and the moonlit

Dear Father Time, what a long beard you wear
Grandfather clock, your crippled hands struck dead
Track Name: Hallelujah
Falling down in love with you was all that I could do
No scripture verse or catholic church could break the spell of you
Falling down in love with you was all that I could choose
Ascending in the rapture towards the heavens that were you

Spoke without a sound and the sky fell undone
No longer cautious to the wind
And the earth and the trees they whispered a gentle song
Humming along with the wind

Falling down in love with you was easy for this fool
The pull of the below abyss did not seem to bother you
Falling down in love with you was all that I could do
No scripture verse or catholic church could break the spell of you

Hallelujah
Track Name: Fell Right Out of Bed
Fell right out of bed
Alarm clock summoned up
Dragging down the hall
To another day of work
Sunlight everywhere
With my eyes closed shut
To fall right out of bed
Fall right out of bed

Morning don't you wake me up
I'm tired of your chore
Ever so persistent pursuing routine

Fell right out of bed
Rooster won't let up
Throw him down the stairs
And pulling out my hair
Knocking on my door
The sandman there I hope
To fall back into bed
Fall back into bed

Good night
Track Name: Spiraling Staircase
No telling now where you are
Long gone in a flying car
And never to ever and never to ever to find
It's surprise
Can't catch you know if I can
Sunny side up in a frying pan
And never to ever and never to ever to find
It's surprise

The spiraling staircase leads my head to the clouds
No gravity left to keep my feet on the ground

No telling know what you found
On the bottom of the Puget Sound
And never to ever and never to ever to find
It's surprise
Stop watch you're a busy bee
Nested up in a hollow tree
And never to ever and never to ever to find
It's surprise

Just wonder what would you be
Invisible with your laser beam
And never to ever and never to ever to find
It's surprise
Track Name: Jane Jubilee
Jane Jane Jubilee
Shaking her tambourine
Played to imaginary songs
Jane Jane Fairytale
Fetching her water pail
Out of the lake on the shore

A gentle apparition and shy recluse
Benign and gentle spirit
Sharing her folly

Jane Jane Jubilee
Hiding all her keepsakes
Lockets and secrets evermore
Jane Jane Reverie
Dancing around with glee
Figuring eights on the firth

Painted fence is where she sits
On the tundra
Uphill a window ceil
Where she waves

Jane, Jane Jubilee
Jane, little Jane