Transparent Make​-​believe

by Bipolaroid

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1.
Counting backwards Warming engines Stark transmission Faster lightspeed Calculations To Orion Farewell and godspeed Mankind's quest for Exploration Far distant sun Mission failure Supernovas Craft explosions Doomed odyssey Wandering fleet Mock collisions Stranded wreckage Sans omega One within god
2.
Time is a rin tin tin jet Dandelion and a billy goat jaw Sitting the caterpillar in chair Smoking his pipe And the current affairs Long live the king of cabbages The king of cabbages Four in the morning o'clock Cuckoo caput and the rooster in bed Howling at a sorrowing moon Coyote den and a pack of she-wolves Heir of autumn Psalm of sows Reap of countess Fertile sums Prosper and turn A procession of vegetable rot Juggling sword swallower And a grizzly bear claw Curtains for the two headed flame Pronounced to the throne, They're crowning, god save and
3.
Braving stormy weather Two birds of a feather Expecting a cold front Beating a dead horse Callous affair with Lady Godiva Everyone knows February's cold shoulder Getting to know her Bursting the balloon Of the rocking mare's Broke wooden leg Northward Trying to get home Inch worm Not getting too far Her side of the story Tales of tall category Striking with three heads Consuming a unicorn
4.
Small as the eye can see me Under thumb continually shrinking Ladybug and gentleman greeting The grasshopper's violin at the door Oh we're crushing all The insect religion Tall as a blade of grass standing Trapeze on a tightrope shoestring Black widow hourglass weeping Her webs and spinning mourn Clanging decree Cricket up creek The cockroach coach crashing Crawling with crutch Cackling crumb The katydids jarred in a cage Cupboard in a kitchen pantry Dust broom and feline feasting Lunatic moths cling to the ceiling Of a dimming messianic bulb
5.
Oh I spy a keyhole Eight miles high Oh I see a mirror Seems just as The looking glass Ooh I paint a picture Window's chime Ooh I greet familiar Creatures past Oh I hear the clock bird Sing lullaby Ooh I watch reflections Sleep just ask
6.
Old Witch 04:42
I know where you are, You're in my head spinning Around in a fog Of smoke filled rooms The red telephone It never stops ringing The nightingale bird Perhaps it will sing Old witch made of shifting sand Just bring me her head Good friend lend a hand With this alligator suitcase please You're peculiar squid man With fine tentacles The sun in your eye I was halfway asleep In a gingerbread house with field mice Let's invite them for a cup of tea Catalyst sorcery Cauldron bubbling Witchcraft summoning Pagan gathering The catacomb curse What's the worth of this skeleton key? The newspapers said We'll be married next week You're awake, go to bed And dream something fitting Your loose gown worn And split at the seams
7.
Dimension 5 04:26
Trapped inside arctic ice Cryogenically frozen bubble Systems go quasar fold Lasers ready to bring us to Another dimension Crystal blue rubber suit Through molecular arrival Ion blast seconds past Electromagnetic use Out of mind hypnotized On command clucks like an ostrich Count to five overdrive Beam us back from and to
8.
Madeline 02:41
Shouting out In applauding rain With an audience Of electric shapes My umbrella's eloped With the gusting wind Poor yellow raincoat, You were much in love with Madeline girl I'm madly in love with you Madeline girl I'm madly in love with you now Tumbling onto the greener grass From the opposite Of a pick pocket fence My shadow's unshaved And speaking very rapid It looks so very much Blue from here you see Summer's stuck in the Sunshine decline Subtly suddenly stung Standing there With a brick bouquet In my Sunday best In my shined shoes dressed The welcome mat Feeling not so welcome Be careful of the steps They want you to fall for
9.
The butcher's bloody apron Soiled with flies and shaven Large intestines And legs of lamb to spoil Pheasant plucked of feathers Muscles severed Retribution For the lobster's untimely boil Fowl indeed for us That loathe sympathy for the swine Shopping at the market Cut throat bargain Wide selection The fish head tells me so Bringing home the bacon Thus cries the raven The stove is out of coal But there's money left to burn Brigade of horse hooves Accompany of werewolves At dusk in the woods Blood thirsty vampires Chopping block martyr Guillotine slaughter Hangman's dilemma Of the beheaded chicken Maggots suckling wet nurse Fermented pus Caustic secretions Of a poignant conversation
10.
Galileo's son Shines on everyone In the morning comes Lights the fabric sky The moon and stars Watch over child Sleeping so softly Galileo's son Revolves around her heart Sings his mother's songs With earthly delight Rays of aurora in her arms Only to rise and be young And to love again Offspring of patient Waking dawn Only to set in embrace And be loved again Galileo's child Born with telescopic eyes Past the distant sun Sees the good in everyone
11.
Time Machine 07:25
The pyramids and the fall of Rome Great wall of China and Babylon Rumors of earthquakes A biblical flood Medieval dark age And Trojan horse (Inside Center, Col 3) In my time machine Traveling time machine In my time machine We'll see it in my time machine Progress of post-dated modernism Synthetic earth And the Big Chill implosion Vaguer famines And plagues to come The proletariat revolution The Age of Ice And Neanderthal Confucius and Colossus of Rhodes Yesterday's face or tomorrow's gun The queen of Spain And the Hundred Years' War

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released November 8, 2003

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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, ‘Paint It, Blacker’, was released Oct 2019 on Get Hip Recordings. ... more

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