Carpet Crawlers – Lyrics

There is lambswool under my naked feet
The wool is soft and warm, gives off some kind of heat
A salamander scurries into flame to be destroyed
Imaginary creatures are trapped in birth on celluloid

The fleas cling to the golden fleece hoping they’ll find peace
Each thought and gesture are caught in celluloid
There’s no hiding in my memory
There’s no room to avoid

The crawlers cover the floor in the red ocher corridor
For my second sight of people, they’ve more lifeblood than before
They’re moving in time to a heavy wooden door
Where the needle’s eye is winking, closing in on the poor

The carpet crawlers heed their callers
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”

There’s only one direction in the faces that I see
It’s upward to the ceiling, where the chamber’s said to be
Like the forest fight for sunlight that takes root in every tree
They are pulled up by the magnet believing they’re free

The carpet crawlers heed their callers
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”

Mild mannered supermen are held in kryptonite
And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing bright
Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight
It’s the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight

The carpet crawlers heed their callers
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”

The porcelain manikin with shattered skin fears attack
The eager pack lift up their pitchers, they carry all they lack
The liquid has congealed which has seeped out through the crack
And the tickler takes his stickleback

The carpet crawlers heed their callers
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”

We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out

The carpet crawlers heed their callers
“We’ve got to get in to get out
We’ve got to get in to get out”

“Say it Ain’t So Joe” by Murray Head

Say it ain’t so, Joe please, say it ain’t so
That’s not what I wanna hear Joe
Ain’t I got a right to know
Say it ain’t so, Joe please, say it ain’t so
I’m sure they telling us lies Joe,
Please tell us it ain’t so.

They told us our hero has played his trump card
He doesn’t know how to go on.
We’re clinging to his charm and determined smile,
But the good old days have gone.

The image and the empire may be failing apart
The money has gotten scarce
One man’s word held the country together,
But the truth is getting fierce

Say it ain’t so, Joe please, say it ain’t so
We pinned our hope on you Joe
And they’re ruining our show

(Ooo Babies)
Don’t you think we’re gonna get burned
(Ooo Babies)
Don’t you think we’re gonna to get turned
We’re gonna get burned
We’re gonna get learned
Where going to get turned
Where going to get burned
Where going to get burned
Ooo learn
Turn
Burned
Ooo burned
Yea…..

Say it ain’t so, Joe please, say it ain’t so
That’s not what I wanna hear Joe
Ain’t I got a right to know
Say it ain’t so, Joe please, say it ain’t so
I’m sure they telling us lies Joe,
Please tell us it ain’t so.

They told us our hero has played his trump card
He doesn’t know how to go on.
We’re clinging to his charm and determined smile,
But the good old days have gone.

Say it ain’t so, Joe please, say it ain’t so
I’m sure they telling us lies Joe,
Please tell us it ain’t so.

(1975)

The Water by Johnny Flynn

All that I have is a river
The river is always my home
Lord, take me away
For I just cannot stay
Or I’ll sink in my skin and my bones

The water sustains me without even trying
The water can’t drown me, I’m done
With my dying

Please help me build a small boat
One that’ll ride on the flow
Where the river runs deep
And the larger fish creep
I’m glad of what keeps me afloat

The water sustains me without even trying
The water can’t drown me, I’m done
With my dying

Now deeper the water I sail
And faster the current I’m in
That each night brings the stars
And the song in my heart
Is a tune for the journeyman’s tale

The water sustains me without even trying
The water can’t drown me, I’m done
With my dying

Now the land that I knew is a dream
And the line on the distance grows faint
So wide is my river, the horizon a sliver
The artist has run out of paint

Where the blue of the sea meets the sky
And the big yellow sun leads me home
I’m everywhere now, the way is a vow
To the wind of each breath by and by

The water sustains me without even trying
The water can’t drown me, I’m done
With my dying

Songs:Ohia – Farewell Transmission

The whole place is dark
Every light on this side of the town
Suddenly it all went down
Now we’ll all be brothers of the fossil fire of the sun
Now we will all be sisters of the fossil blood of the moon
Someone must have set us up

Now they’ll be working in the cold grey rock,
Now they’ll be working in the hot mill steam,
Now they’ll be working in the concrete
In the sirens and the silences now all the great set up hearts –
All at once start to beat

After tonight if you don’t want us to be a secret out of the past
I will resurrect it, I’ll have a good go at it
I’ll streak his blood across my beak and dust my feathers with his ashes
I can feel his ghost breathing down my back

I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever
I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is no one gets it right
The real truth about it is we’re all supposed to try
There ain’t no end to the sands I’ve been trying to cross
The real truth about it is my kind of life’s no better off
If I’ve got the maps or if I’m lost

We will try and know whatever we try,
We will be gone but not forever
Come on let’s try will try and know whatever we try,
We will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is there ain’t no end to the desert I’ll cross
I’ve really known that all along

Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall
Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall

Long dark blues
Will o the wisp
The big star is falling
Through the static and distance
A farewell transmission
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