ALIEN SKIN SONG LYRICS

European Electronic Cinema (album 2016)
Winter on Mars (album 2016)
A Blue Sky at the Edge of the World (album 2015)
Creature with the Human Face (album 2014)
The Secret Garden (album 2013)
Ghost In The Rain (album 2012)
The Unquiet Grave (album 2010)
Dont' Open Till Doomsday (album 2008)
Non album single releases

 

'European Electronic Cinema'

JUNE IS THE COLDEST TIME
June is the coldest time of the year
The sun hurts to shine the moon refuses to rhyme
June is the coldest time of my year
The sea, the reaper of fears in my mind
The darkness of depth the loneliness of death
The sea is keeper of fears in my mind
There's someone inside There's someone inside
There's someone inside
June is the cruelest time of the year
Deep in thoughts that draw blood     
Cursed and sordid with mud
June is the cruelest time of my year

TERROR IST
Hey is she ok?
Hey please look my way
Her body's limp the gun has hit its mark
Her body's small are there others here in the dark
Hey was this your say?
Hey will this grant you sway?
When violence speaks it don't have much to say
When violence acts it defeats all that you say
Amidst the gagging smoke and the deafening panic
Amidst the horror of terror and the terror of horror
The next day just grinds into hopeless silence
Hey social decay
Hey there's no win either way
When violence speaks it don't have much to say
When violence acts it defeats all that you say

I LOVE ART DECO
Empire State building
Architecturally beautiful for a confident new world
Theatre des Champs Elysees
Architecturally magnifique for a brave  new world
I love art deco
i love art deco
In between the wars
Carew Tower in Cincinatti
Architecturally beautiful for a brave  new world
I love art deco
I love art deco
In between the wars

ALL TOMORROW'S CARES
Today it's you tomorrow I die
Today it's you tomorrow I die
You believed you were immortal
You believed like i did
You cared less for your tomorrow
You put aside all tomorrows cares
The lights of the city reflect in the river tonight
The lights of the city companions and lifelines tonight
To have been wise when most it was needed
To have been wise when wisdom was most needed
You believed you were immortal
You believed just like I did
You cared less for your tomorrow
You put aside all tomorrow's cares

PLATINUM GOOD LOOKS
Velvet is the hand that awakes you in your dream
And he's just the type of man that you conquer in your dreams
You follow him through every poorly lit street
Like a film noir movie perfumed and discrete
While you wash all your clothes for the week
And you buy your rail pass for the working week,
This is your day  
With platinum good looks and your hair scarf in the wind
On a vespa rushing lights running on tonic mixed with gin
You follow him through every poorly lit street
Like a film noir movie perfumed and discrete
While you wash all your clothes for the week
and you buy your rail pass for the working week,
This is your day

PRETTIEST FLOWER
Prettiest flower the soil beneath you's poor and dry
Prettiest flower even beauty withers and dies
I shall await you I anticipate your return
When you return will you be like
The prettiest flower I grew? 
Prettiest woman fortune is never cut and dry
Prettiest woman even love and trust can lie
I shall await you I anticipate your return
When you return will you still be
The prettiest woman I knew?

STERILE IN BLUE
Dressed up in blue against the clear blue sky You're invisible
Dressed to kill you have an eagle's eye
I can't hide no I can't hide from you
Cunning wild fox behind the thorny brush tearing skin and bones
You can smell even the smallest fear
I can't hide no i can't hide from you
Sometimes I dream I'm defenseless and you come for me
Sometimes I dream I'm over exposed and you come for me
Sterile in blue with your reluctant grin and your killer's cool
You can smell even the smallest fear
I can't hide no I can't hide from you
Sterile in blue Sterile in blue

I STILL THINK OF YOU
I still think of you she said
but not too often
I still think of you she said, but
You're pretty much forgotten
When every pain that can hurt has been tested upon every inch of my skin
When every thought that can kill has been spoken and words do cut just like a blade
I still think of you she said
But time does heal
And yes I think of you she said
My memory won't fully yield
When every decibel louder than anger was hurling itself against the wall
When every word with machine gun precision returned fire i remember it all
When every pain that can hurt has been tested upon every inch of my skin
When every word with machine gun precision returned fire i remember it all

THE EMPORER'S TRAM GIRL
Below the bustle and rush of Hiroshima streets
The emporer's tram girl works
Beneath a city built strong 
At 15 it may  not have been
At 15 it may not have been the life she'd dreamed
The emporer's workers were abroad
The city  devoid of able men
The tram girls they filled in this void
Without them the city would halt
She was there that morning
She was there at 8:15
The underground preserved her life
The emperor's tram girl
The emperor's tram girl

MY POLAROID FRIEND (THIN WHITE DUKE)
Do you know my friend?
I had an imaginery friend
He would sing songs to me
He would make faces at me
My polaroid friend never stayed too long
My polaroid friend capture him now before tomorrow's change
My polaroid friend thin white duke upon a thousand walls
Can you hear my friend?
My imaginery friend
He could see aliens and he made a believer of me
My polaroid friend never stayed too long
My polaroid friend capture him now before tomorrow's change
My polaroid friend thin white duke upon a thousand walls

'Winter on Mars''

WINTER ON MARS
Winter on Mars is very cold I wanna take you let me take you
To my winter on mars, my winter on Mars
Inside my head there's a room just for you Let me bring you, I wanna bring you
To my winter on Mars, my winter on Mars
Alienation, isolation Why don't you come and press
Your face on my window sometime
Alienation, isolation Why don't you come up sometime
And make believe that you're here
Opposite poles attract and resist Let me show you I wanna show you
My winter on Mars, my solace
Even on Mars I still have hope I will see you one day
Even on Mars I still have hope I will see you one day
Alienation, isolation Why don't you come and press
Your face on my window sometime
Alienation, isolation Why don't you come up sometime
And make believe that you're here

THE EMPTY WAIT
Music to my ears When I'll hear you and see you speak once again
The table has always been empty the chair has always been empty
As I wait, wait
Corner of the room Is all that I ever needed to use
The space that surrounds me is empty The portraits of faces are empty
And I wait, wait
Sailors and ships broken on the rocks of the secret cove
Bringing you home, bringing you home
No one came
Sunlight through the glass An illusion of life and years that doesn't last
The daylight has always been empty The darkness has always been empty
And I wait, wait

LANGUAGE OF LOVE
The language of love is something I don't understand
When she speaks to me but her eyes turn away
The language of love is sometimes dangerous to speak
So I avoid the words and love avoids me
Maybe it's for the best I feel so uninspired
When my head starts to hurt and my body's tired
Maybe it's for the best
The language of love is something I don't understand
And so I guard myself and guarded I shall remain
Maybe it's for the best I feel so uninspired
When my head starts to hurt and my body's tired
Maybe it's for the best
The language of love is something I don't understand
The language of love is something I don't understand
When she speaks to me but her eyes turn away
Maybe it's for the best I feel so uninspired
When my head starts to hurt and my body's tired
Maybe it's for the best
Maybe it's for the best I feel so uninspired
When my head starts to hurt and my body's tired
Maybe it's for the best
The language of love the language of love

JASMINE
Jasmine, her garden was full of jasmine
We used to lie on flowers that grew so incredibly high
We couldn't see the sky for the jasmine
She disappeared nobody saw her anymore
Except for a sighting on the beach with a man one , Jasmine
Jasmine, her garden was full of jasmine
So many years have lived and died
It's been more than forty years since she's been seen alive
Jasmine, her garden was full of jasmine
We used to lie on flowers that grew so incredibly high
We couldn't see the sky for the jasmine
She was my friend when we were young
I don't know whatever became of her
I don't know whatever became of her

HAPPIER THAN BLUE
Happier than blue happier than blue
If I'm forced to say let's just say I'm happier than blue
Summer smile on a winter's day
That's what you'd like to see on my face
Sometimes we have to put it on sometimes we lie
I'm happier then blue happier than blue
If I have to say anything I'll say I'm happier than blue
Clear blue sky up above the ruins
That's all you're interested in seeing
Sometimes we have to put it on sometimes we lie
I'm happier then blue happier than blue
If I'm forced to say something I'll say I'm happier than blue
White lies it goes without saying
Who has the care to stay and hear what I'm saying
I'm happier than blue happier than blue
If I'm forced to say let's just say I'm happier than blue

MOTHER OF MINE
What takes place in your mind I can't tell through your blank stare
Maybe you, maybe you are aware maybe you, maybe you know my face
What is real in your day I can't tell through your vacant eyes
Maybe you, maybe you are aware maybe you, maybe you know my name,
Mother, mother your life is still in me, in me
Mother, mother my life you gave to me, to me
What takes place in your mind I can't know the torment you may feel
Maybe you, maybe you are aware maybe you, maybe you know my face
Mother, mother your life is still in me, in me
Mother, mother my life you gave to me, to me

SHE'S PAPER THIN
She moves like a cloud in the sky when it's blue
You can't miss her she stands out
She walks with her face in the sun never blinks
You won't miss her she stands out
And I'll fetch her water if she's thirsty
But she's paper thin she's paper thin
She's just a photograph I found
She stands with the poise of a woman who knows
You can't miss her she stands out
She reads with a voice that is clear in command
You won't miss her she stands out
And I'll bring her shelter if she needs it
But she's paper thin she's paper thin
She's just a photograph I found
A dilapidated house untouched for decades That's where I found it
I'll make up my own stories about it
She watches through eyes that can see through your skin
You can't miss her she stands out
And she listens with sensitive ears and ideas
You won't miss her she stands out
And I'll bring her shelter if she needs it
But she's paper thin she's paper thin
She's paper thin she is paper thin
She's just a photograph I found

THE PENNY WHISTLER
She wore her yellow raincoat in the summer rain
That's how I remember her best
And even though the rain that fell was half asleep
She always needed to feel well dressed
There's a penny whistler in the street
And he's playing songs that make me smile though I don't want to smile
She left the door unlocked as she walked outside
I watched her pass the red pillar box
Her grandfather clock was busy keeping time
Never did I see her yellow coat or her again
There's a penny whistler in the street
And he's playing songs that make me smile though I don't want to smile
Memories have a habit of never dying
When you want them to when you want them to
There's a penny whistler in the street
And he's playing songs that make me smile though I don't want to smile

PATCH OF GRASS
There's a patch of grass grows outside my window
And it's good just to know it's there
Amidst this urban mess stress and distress
There's a patch of grass a comforting familiar
And it grows so quietly and so oblivious to stress and duress
Tuesday it feels like Tuesday
The dead point of the week but life goes on somewhere
There's a patch of blue struggling through the skyline
And it draws my eyes away from all the urban mess Stress and distress
Tuesday it feels like Tuesday
The dead point of the week but life goes on somewhere
but life goes on somewhere but life goes on somewhere
but life goes on somewhere but life goes on somewhere

CORNWALL
Standing alone on a cliff in Cornwall
Watching the sun dip in the sea as the day ends
Day after day all along its coastline
Smugglers and heroes sail to shore As the night falls
And the waves crash on the rocks on the ships that never return
And the waves crash on the rocks on the ships that never return
And the waves crash on the rocks on the ships that never return

'A Blue Sky at the Edge of the World'

THE ONE WITH THE STRANGEST OF EYES
Lonely, you were lonely
Lying in the dark playing Ziggy Stardust
With a fantasy of a thousand lovers
That come to earth and bring you back to life
There he goes again singing just to me
I'm in love I'm in love but I'm so lonely I'm so lonely
Monday to Friday is sometimes the death of
My will to open my eyes
Then from the moon or the sun he arrives here
The one with the strangest of eyes
Black dress in your black dress
And your solitary celebration of Depeche Mode darkness
And a cast of lovers that kiss your mouth
And bring you back to life
There he goes again singing just to me
I'm in love I'm in love but I'm so lonely I'm so lonely
Monday to Friday is sometimes the death of
My will to open my eyes
Then from the moon or the sun he arrives here
The one with the strangest of eyes

BALTIC SEA
Cold winds blow across the Baltic Sea
I tumble down steps in the lighthouse in the dark
The sea salt in the air waters my eyes
The broken bodies of ships lie in the deep
Starlight deliver her ship to shore
Starlight deliver her to a safe shore beyond
This angry cruel sea, please
Cold winds blow waves climb to the sky
I fumble with matches and lanterns in the dark
The dampness in these walls goes right through me
The broken bodies of ships lie in the deep
Starlight deliver her ship to shore
Starlight deliver her to a safe shore beyond
This angry cruel sea, please

YOUR VOICE
You spoke and for a second my mind just froze within your voice
Blood is coursing through each vein and just for this brief moment I'm alive
I needed some proof this is my proof
The sun is cracked the sky is green
My head is spinning out of its own orbit within your voice
Words they fall so soft they make me smile, it's in your voice
Blood is coursing through each vein and just for this brief moment I'm alive
I needed some proof this is my proof
The sun is cracked the sky is green
My head is spinning out of its own orbit within your voice
Within your voice within your voice within your within your voice
The sun is cracked the sky is green
My head is spinning out of its own orbit within your voice

SAD LISA SMILE
Her sad Lisa smile
Up on the wall she beckons and calls me with her sad Lisa smile
Her colours that survive the centuries, within her frame she smiles
Her melancholic eyes stare at me, I'll stay with her awhile today
This quiet afternoon, this quiet afternoon
Her sad Lisa smile
She's enigmatic call me fanatic for her sad Lady smile
Her colours that survive the centuries, within her frame she smiles
Her melancholic eyes stare at me, I'll stay with her awhile today
This quiet afternoon, this quiet afternoon
Sad Lisa smile sad sad Lisa smile sad Lisa smile

HEY CHRISTINE
Hey Christine when are you coming?
I've made your room up for the night
I recall when you were just a girl
I thought you were just the most prettiest girl that I had ever seen
And though I was only five
Now I'm curious to look at your face
Even though what you and I feel, it will never be the same
Years has changed me years have changed you too
Hey Christine when did you grow old?
I've had your face inside my head
I recall when I was just a boy
I thought you were just the most prettiest girl that I had ever seen
And though I was only five

STRAWBERRY GARDEN
When the rain falls and the sky dies and the gloom pervades the room
I shall go inside my head where my garden responds to kindness
Michelle ma belle I shall sing my French to you
And if you know the song you will understand these words you'll understand
To Strawberry, Strawberry Garden I shall return for our rendezvous
To Strawberry, Strawberry Garden I shall return for our rendezvous
I breathe easy when she's near me and the gloom pervades the room
She's there inside my head where my garden responds to kindness
Michelle ma belle I shall sing my French to you
And if you know the song you will understand these words you'll understand
To Strawberry, Strawberry Garden I shall return for our rendezvous
To Strawberry, Strawberry Garden I shall return for our rendezvous

MONDAY MORNINGS I ABHOR
Dead flowers stand in her glass and it's Monday
Yesterday the clouds were forming and today's a lifeless morning
Baby baby baby I have slept here on the floor
Baby baby baby here outside your bedroom door
Baby baby baby Monday morning's I abhor, I'm so tired
Red Persian rug 'neath my bones and I'm aching
Yesterday was beg and borrow and today I'm stripped and hollow
Baby baby baby I have slept here on the floor
Baby baby baby here outside your bedroom door
Baby baby baby Monday morning's I abhor, I'm so tired
She loves me I know she, she loves me I know
I can only hope that it's a matter of time
Baby baby baby I have slept here on the floor
Baby baby baby here outside your bedroom door
Baby baby baby Monday morning's I abhor, I'm so tired

SHE'S EPHEMERAL
She never spoke but I know just the same
She never said but the whispers remain
And her room with a view is now blind, never mind
She never lied but her truth was well hid
She never smiled it's not something she did
On her rock being smashed by the waves, never mind
She's ephemeral an abstract suggestion that keeps eluding me
She's ephemeral a beautiful moment gone
She never loved but she liked to be loved
She never broke nor did she push or shove
On her rock being smashed by the waves, oh never mind
She's ephemeral an abstract suggestion that keeps eluding me
She's ephemeral a beautiful moment gone

ELOISE WOODS
Eloise Woods, to be there with everyone I knew
Eloise Woods, if dying means forever that's where you'll find me
There is orange with a hint of red and wind chimes sway
And the earth becomes our common ground and here we'll stay
Eloise Woods, there's nothing that I need to take with me
Eloise Woods, if dying means forever that's where you'll find me
We were lives everyone and all, all different too
But the earth becomes our common ground, I'm here with you
This may not be a Shakespearean drama
Just a collection of lives, simple
There is orange with a hint of red and sweet perfume
Eloise Woods, there's nothing that I need to take with me
Eloise Woods, if dying is forever that's where you'll find me
Eloise Woods Eloise Woods

A BLUE SKY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
And there's a blue sky at the edge of the world
And it's that blue sky that I've searched all my life
Roaming the edges and the corners to find
And there's a blue sky at the edge of the world
And it's that blue sky that I've searched all my life
Roaming the edges and the corners to find

HAPPIER NOW
It's been a night of rain but I don't mind the morning is coming soon
Sunshine when there's rain outside
Sunshine listening to the Beatles and the Kinks and to the Floyd
A Saucerful of Secrets and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
On the Village Green
And I'm feeling happier now, can't you tell?
And I'm feeling happier now, can't you tell? I can tell
A Saucerful of Secrets and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
On the Village Green
And I'm feeling happier now, can't you tell?
And I'm feeling happier now, can't you tell?
And I'm feeling happier now, can't you tell?

'Creature with the Human Face'

CREATURE WITH THE HUMAN FACE
I'm walking in the sky, there's nothing here but dark
A pin hole in the night, no I think it must be sun
I feel alone abandoned in cold space
I am alone the creature with the human face
My memory of love can only help so much
My memory of you is useless without touch
I feel alone abandoned in cold space
I am alone the creature with the human face
I close my eyes and I hear all my favourite songs
They are my past as the future approaches faster than light

LIFE ON EARTH
And my room is a spaceship and it takes me on a mind trip
And outside are the planets and there must be life there
There must be life on earth
In my mind I run movies and they're story book existential movies
And they stop me from asking questions like is there life here
Is there life on earth?
There must be life somewhere, there must be life somewhere
And if there's life somewhere I want to find it 'cause it ain't here
And there's clouds in the attic I set my spaceship on automatic
And outside are the planets and there must be life there
There must be life on earth
There must be life somewhere, there must be life somewhere
And if there's life somewhere I want to find it 'cause it sure ain't here

AND THROUGH THE CLOUDS
And through the clouds I can see earth in marble blue
It fills my senses and I feel it take my breath
As I cradle my head in my hands, may this be the place that I make home
And through the clouds I see oceans of emerald green
It piques my wonderment and stops my breath from forming
As I cradle my head in my hands, may this be the place I make home
I have been floating in space for a million trillion years
And I want to find a home
And through the clouds a new world is forming
Am I the first to witness life start in a humble place?
As I cradle my head in my hands, may this be the place I make home
I have been floating in space for a million trillion years
And I want to find a home

AT NIGHT SHE'S DARK
Pure like the rain from a summer sky
Pure like the sunlight on morning eyes
She brings the rain and sunlight she brings me old and new life
And at night she's dark
Drowning in space dust in a lunar sea
I'm drowning forever repeatedly
She brings the rain and sunlight she brings me old and new life
And at night she's dark
She makes me feel important she makes me feel I'm buoyant
She shines and at night she's dark
She brings the rain and sunlight she brings me old and new life
And at night she's dark
Monday's are often admiral grey
The colour of my day washed away
She makes me feel important she makes me feel I'm buoyant
She shines and at night she's dark

TEMPLE BAR IN DUBLIN
I got your card from the Temple Bar in Dublin
I had no idea where you were
But now I know how far you'd go to be alone
Your tapestry sits by the corner
You promised to finish it by spring
Now I know how far you'd go to be alone
Sometimes you'll find me looking up to the north where you are
Where you are, where you are
I got your card
I read each word and though it doesn't make much sense to me
I understand, I understand
Sometimes you'll find me looking up to the north where you are
Where you are, where you are

DARKNESS KNOWS NO SHAME
I hear colours and they speak to me
About how it feels to be red, to be green, to be blue
And darkness knows no shame and darkness knows no shame
It makes me deaf it makes blind it makes me disconnect
I watch colours when the sun is high
And the make me feel that I'm warm, I feel new, I feel good
And darkness knows no shame and darkness knows no shame
It makes me blind it makes deaf it makes me disconnect
And darkness feels no shame darkness feels no shame
It makes me deaf it makes blind it makes me disconnect
Darkness feels no shame darkness feels no shame

AMELIA
Amelia, she draws her first breath of the day
Amelia, her mind is a million thoughts away
Oceans away from home she still feels his skin
Amelia, her tattered suitcase beneath her bed
Amelia, it's all that she had time to save
Oceans away from home she still feels his skin
Sunday afternoon watching the rain from her window
Sunday afternoon rubbing her eyes and then breathing deeply
Amelia, the war has ceased her small town life
Amelia, her new world is the loneliest place
Oceans away from home she still feels his skin
Sunday afternoon watching the rain from her window
Sunday afternoon rubbing her eyes and then breathing deeply

IN LIQUID GLASS I FLOAT
If I cast my thought way back it makes me feel inclined
To chloroform my mind in liquid glass I float
The sky is mermaid blue I play daydreams in my room
Through my spyglass I can travel further than my eyes can take me
For a moment I timeless, for a moment I'm pure and clean
For an instant I'm liquid waiting to evaporate
If I force my memory it sometimes hits a nerve
And I anesthetize my mind in liquid glass I float
The sky is mermaid blue I play daydreams in my room
Through my spyglass I can travel further than my eyes can take me
For a moment I timeless, for a moment I'm pure and clean
For an instant I'm liquid waiting to evaporate
For a moment I timeless, for a moment I'm pure and clean
For an instant I'm liquid, I'm liquid...

LAST MAN IN THE WORLD
The creeping flesh the sickness in my blood
Reminding me of what I am
If I weren't the last man in the world
Would you still be, would you still be my love?
The empty streets the silent tenements
Reminding me of what I am
If I weren't the last man in the world
Would you still be, would you still be my love?
It's coming apart again, I'm coming apart again
The broken sky your sad and brittle smile
Reminding me of what we are
If we weren't the last ones in the world
Would you still be, would you still be my love?

MELANCHOLY SONG
Melancholy song in the quiet of an afternoon room
Curtains hide the day and time is in decay
The shelves are filled with books I won't read
Melancholy song it draws me into my thoughts
The room looks tired in its stories I'm mired
And candles flicker in the draught
Melancholy song Melancholy song
Melancholy song on a damp and slow afternoon
It's just the right mood for this my solitude
Haunting with mysterious charm
Melancholy song Melancholy song

DOCTOR IN SPACE
Spaceship, I board her spaceship
And she's my chosen and I'm her chosen
Climb aboard in the night I'm her traveler
She's my doctor in space
Who will save me from harm when the air is thin
I'm just human in space
Red worlds I can see blue worlds
Where time is endless where life is countless
All aboard in the dark I'm her traveler
She's a time lord in space
Who will save me from harm when the air is thin
I'm just human in space
Lifeless, sometimes I'm lifeless
And she's my light source and time is her life force
All aboard in the dark I'm her traveler
She's my doctor in space
Who will save me from harm when the air is thin
I'm just human in space

'The Secret Garden'

THE SECRET GARDEN
My secret garden no friends and no enemies
My secret garden there's no need for intimacy
My secret garden I feel no rejection there
My secret garden I feel so painless in there
No faith in love or god above don't need to fear anymore
Beneath the ice pressed in this vice but it's where I belong
My secret garden I hide from insanity
My secret garden where nobody's hurting me

SAVE ME
If you call me I'll respond but don't think there's nothing wrong
Something inside has died
I see ashes from the sky can you cry when eyes are dry?
Something inside has died
Have you ever compromised, your memory revised?
Something here has changed
Save me, Save me, Save me, Save me
Forced to play your hand, pretend to understand
Something needs to change, something needs to change
On the edge of nothing new, on the edge of the deep blue
Nothing seems to change
On the edge of nothing new, on the edge of me and you
Nothing seems to change
Save me, Save me, Save me, Save me

CRUSHING FLOWERS
You see the danger, I feel remorse
Two worlds collide, will time decide
What course we take
Words free of kindness said out of turn
Our worlds collide and will time decide
What course we take
Crushing flowers in my hands for you
Crushing flowers, makes me feel a fool
The acrimony, the waste of pain
Two worlds collide, will time decide
What course we take
Crushing flowers in my hands for you
Crushing flowers, makes me feel a fool
Crushing flowers in my hands for you
Crushing flowers, now who's the fool?

19th CENTURY GIRL
19th century girl
She floats through my mind when i'm dreaming, when I'm not  
When I'm awake, when I'm tired
19th century girl
In her starch, in her gowns she is a vision, I invite
With her rouge, her red lips
Bell book and candle she was abused, considered loose
Considered scandalous but she will always be, my delicate flower
19th century girl,
I escort her through dark narrow alleys, to touch her skin
The stain of shame, she risks so much
Bell book & candle she was abused, considered loose
Considered scandalous but she will always be, my delicate flower
My delicate flower....

HERE YOU ARE
When I wake up & no one's there
when I call out in my despair
There you are, Here you are
When I lie there in my sunken bed
And with nightmares in my fevered head
There you are, Here you are
When I feel hurt & something's wrong
When I feel old & the world feels wrong
There you are, Here you are

ON A FINE DAY
On a fine day I will walk you home
Through endless rambling meadows
On a fine day I will lay with you
Beneath the skies of marble
But until then I have to sit here
And commit my thoughts to memory
On a fine day I'll be in my Sunday best
And at your doorstep
On a fine day all that separates us
Will be buried forever
But until then I have to sit here
And commit my thoughts to memory
I believe before this day is through
That I wont see morning due,
I hear the guns and burning fires scream
In my head a vision plays
It's of a boy who floats in space
And I want you to float with me away 
On a fine day I'll be in my Sunday best
And at your doorstep
But until then I have to sit here
And bury my love in this dirt

AIRPORTS
I walked on a frozen inland sea
In Europe it's ice cold, my skin is blue
Winter has closed all of the airports
And here I am stuck in Prague
There's little to do but just wait here
I'm counting the hours, I count them here
Winter has closed all of the airports
And here I am stuck in Prague
Everything's closed the ports are all frozen
I'm held up in transit so far from home
The glass on the window is frosty & old
And hands on the clock are marking the hours
Winter has closed all of the airports
And here I am stuck in Prague
Everything's closed the ports are all frozen
I'm held up in transit so far from home

BLUE
Blue is the colour I love
Blue is the colour of spring
Blue is the colour of sky
Blue is the colour of earth
Blue is the colour of sad
Blue is the colour of hurt
Blue is the colour of life
Blue is the colour I love
Here I am, Here  I am
Come and visit when you're near
It's been years but I'm still here
Come & visit if you're near
My mind changes but it's usually blue
Love is the break in winter
Love is the courage to live
Love is the sense of purpose
Love is the colour of blue
Here I am, Here  I am
Come and visit when you're near
It's been years but I'm still here
Come & visit if you're near
My mind changes but it's usually blue

SUNNY DAY
It's a sunny day and my love that went away
Is coming home again, it's a sunny day
It's a bright eyed day, my secret garden is in bloom
And home she'll be coming soon
Even blues in the sky make me feel alright
Even blues in the sky make me feel alright
It's a sunny day, it's the summer of my love
And with my love I'll stay
Even blues in the sky make me feel alright
Even blues in the sky make me feel alright
I love sun I love winter; I love spring I love autumn
When she's here
It's a sunny day and my love that went away
Is coming home again
Even blues in the sky make me feel alright
Even blues in the sky make me feel alright

OH MERCY MOONLIGHT
Black light can hide away anything
Sometimes it's best to let sleeping dogs lie
Black night will conceal everything
Sometimes it's better to walk away cold
Oh mercy moonlight
Must you be so cruel as to shine
On this narrow secluded pathway
That leads to her door
Oh mercy moonlight
Must you light up the obvious path
Does my tell tale heart give away secrets
I ask you dim your glow
Dark waters by the edge of the port
Sometimes fell like you're on the edge of the world
Black seas the unknown in the dark
Sometimes make you feel you're the last one alive
Oh mercy moonlight
Must you be so cruel as to shine
On this narrow secluded pathway
That leads to her door
Oh mercy moonlight
Must you light up the obvious path
Does my tell tale heart give away secrets
I ask you dim your glow

END OF THE SEASON
It's another nightfall and I do promise that I shall write
When my eyes are little more awake and lifelike
It's another morning and I do promise that I shall call
When the sun is lower in the blinding sky
And every breathing heart will know
Life is shared by light & darkness
And if you catch me when I'm blue I'm lifeless
But today I'll call
It's a wonderful world and if I wake up I'll lose that dream
And in my dreams I surround myself with simple fine things
And every breathing heart will know
Life is shared by light & darkness
And if you catch me when I'm blue I'm lifeless
But today I'll call
It's the end of the season, end of the season, end of the season
It's a wonderful world and every end of season I change
From summer haze to the ice of winter grey
And every breathing heart will know 
Life is shared by light & darkenss
And if you catch me when I'm up I'm smiling 
And today is just that day

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'Ghost In The Rain'

VINTAGE
Je me souviens de mes années devant la caméra, l'écran de cinéma
j'étais une déesse, j'étais aimée, aimez-moi encore

I watch you on camera, I watch you on television
Vintage, film noir, vintage
You're buried in Paris, I follow you
I bring you flowers for the grave
I bring you flowers for your grave
I watch you in silence, I watch you with a child's enchantment
Vintage, film noir, vintage
You're buried in Paris, I follow you
I bring you flowers for the grave
I bring you flowers for your grave
It's raining and I don't mind, raining,
It's raining and I don't care, raining.
I watch you on camera, I watch you on television, vintage

GHOST IN THE RAIN
Goodbye, is that all you came to say?
Goodbye, I still cherish yesterday
I am the ghost trembling in the rain
I am a ghost, remember me this way
Take care, where ever you may go
Take care, wherever you call home
I am the ghost trembling in the rain
I am a ghost, remember me this way

STAY WITH ME
When I wake up in the day
Morning's lost and slept away
And slumber calls me back again
Stay with me, stay with me, stay with me, stay with me girl
Stay with me, stay with me, stay with me, stay with me girl
When the night falls flat and quiet
And shadows come alive inside the room
And my mind is barely lucid
Still I know I'm not here alone
And the night turns back to day
A web of dreams disintegrate
And through the window figures creep
Stay with me, stay with me, stay with me, stay with me girl
Stay with me, stay with me, stay with me, stay with me girl
When the night falls flat and quiet
And shadows come alive inside the room
And my mind is barely lucid
Still I know I'm not here alone

BRIGITTE
My Brigitte, you are beautiful to me
When autumn dies, I'll be left behind
My Brigitte, you're  a crumpled photograph
And when orders come, you'll be by my breast
Quiet tonight, on the western front
Quiet tonight, on the western frontAnd my Brigitte, though I've never held your face
Within my mind, we're in another place
My Brigitte, as your photo lives
My Brigitte, my life slows down
Am I in my twilight?
My Brigitte, as the earth becomes my blanket
And autumn dies, I'll be left behind
Quiet tonight, on the western front
Quiet tonight, on the western front
My Brigitte, as your photo lives
My Brigitte, my life slows down
Am I in my twilight?

PERFECT WORLD
Colours bleed before my eyes
In hues of blue, collapse and die
But when you're here they bend and swirl
And when you're here it's another world
Voices shriek around my ears
They cry forlorn then disappear
But when you're here they dance and swirl
And when you're here it's another world
Empty skies fade to grey
And colours freeze in winter rain
But when you're here they bend and swirl
And when you're here it's a perfect world
Perfect world, perfect world

CANDY LIPS
Candy lips and a new Kashmir coat
Under bright lights you pretend you're something else
But there's scrutiny from every corner
When someone else is paying
For your perfect face and your candy lips
I hear a noise from afar
It's just the world tapping on your window frame
Candy lips in a sheer lavender dress
Beneath bright skies your skin is bankable still
But there's scrutiny from every corner
When someone else is paying
For your perfect features and your candy lips
I hear a noise from afar
It's just your world tapping on your window frame
I hear a noise from afar
It's just your world tapping on your window frame
Candy lips beneath bright skies
Candy lips beneath bright skies
Candy lips beneath bright skies

VANISHING GIRL
Vanishing girl in a carnival of horrors
It's my obsession to watch you vanish
Till the next day's show
Vanishing girl behind the blood red curtain
When you vanish I imagine you with me
Till the next day's show
Vanishing girl if I stop you from reappearing
Then you'll always be with me, you'll only be real
In my private show

VAMPYRA
Vampyra's heart is on her sleeve
Exposed to the scorching sun
With nowhere else to hide
She brings a thousand murderous years
And crumples them inside you
She wields a shiny needle
To insert into your heart
A pin prick through your ribs
For a swell of light to seep in
It is painful, it is ugly
Seeing how it beats
Vampyra's heart is on her sleeve
Exposed to the scorching sun
With nowhere else to hide
She brings a thousand murderous years
And crumples them inside you

CYNTHIA
Cynthia is crying, it makes me sad, it makes me sad
Cynthia is laughing, it makes me smile, it makes me smile
I can't live without you, I can't laugh or cry
I can't do without you, I can't live or die
In an icy chamber I lay her down, I lay her down
In a stranger's tear-drop, I hear no sound, no life no sound
I can't be without you, I can't laugh or cry
I can't do without you, I can't live or die
Ashes to ashes, I want you back
Ashes to ashes, I want you back
Cynthia is close to me, I feel her chill, her ghostly chill
I can't do without you, I don't wish to try
I can't be without, do I live or die?
Cynthia, Cynthia ... do I live or die?

MUSIC BOX DOLL
You look like ghost you're paler than flour
You look like a ghost you've been still for an hour
But I remember you, you were full of life
You were ten feet tall
That's how I remember, that's how I remember you
A music box doll you were easily broken
A music box doll always somebody's token
But I remember you, you were full of life
You were ten feet tall
That's how I remember, that's how I remember you
You look like a ghost and darkness devoured you
A music box doll I'm the ghost here beside you

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'The Unquiet Grave'
 

THE UNQUIET GRAVE
The wind doth blow today my love
and a few small drops of rain
I never had but one true love
In a cold grave she was lain
I’ll do as much for my true love
As any young man may
I’ll sit & mourn upon her grave
For a twelve month & a day
The twelve month & a day being up
The dead began to speak
“Oh, who sits weeping on my grave
And will not let me sleep?”
“’Tis I my love sits on your grave
And will not let you sleep
For I crave one kiss of your clay cold lips
And that is all I seek”
“You crave one kiss of my clay cold lips
But my breath smells earthy strong
If you have one kiss of my clay cold lips
Your time will not be long
’Tis down in yonder garden green, love
Where we used to walk
The finest flower that ’ere was seen
Is withered to a stalk
The stalk is withered dry, my love
So will our hearts decay
So make yourself content my love
Time will soon call you away
So make yourself content my love
Time will soon call you away

HISTORY
I remember history with you larger than life
But clarity & memory are fading into white
Sometimes it hurts, sometimes I want to turn away
When I remember yesterday
I remember history, proof-reading the past
The tenderness & the savagery knowing nothing will last
Sometimes it hurts, sometimes I want to turn away
When I remember yesterday
I remember yesterday in black, white & grey
A ghost-ride in my Sunday best, tomorrow far away
Sometimes it hurts, but sometimes it appeals to me
When I remember history

LOVE
It may be a token, it may be for laughs
You may give it freely or give it up by halves
You may overstate it when you know it can’t begin
Or you may overrate it when it penetrates your skin
But love means to risk your heart
Love means to risk your heart
You may bend & break it or crush it beneath your feet
Then you say you fake it when it penetrates your skin
But Love means to risk your heart
Love means to risk your heart

THIS ISOLATION
Isolation, a raven rapping at my door,
This isolation, a tell-tale heart beneath the floor
If you call will I despair? if you’re broken will I care?
This isolation
Isolation, the reaper that never sleeps
This isolation, that grimly takes & grimly keeps
If you call will I despair? If you need will I care?
This isolation
Isolation claims life & mind alike
This isolation, a sickness that I must fight
If you call will I despair? If I’m broken will you care? 
This isolation, isolation, this isolation

DIRTY KISSES (A VAMPIRE LOVE STORY)
Dirty kisses from a vampiress, dirty kisses
Dirty kisses from the mouth of death, dirty kisses
When the colour of day disappears
When the black & the grey lingers on
Dirty kisses where silence lurks, dirty kisses
Dirty kisses when the daylight hurts dirty kisses
When everyday is the end of the world
And everyday brings an end to my world
Dirty kisses, dirty kisses
Dirty kisses when depression bites, dirty kisses
Dirty kisses in a graveyard light, dirty kisses
When the morning awakes from its sleep
And my skin bids a timely retreat
Dirty kisses, dirty kisses

COLD
Cold, I feel so cold, I feel cold I need the sun to shine again
And release my memories and lay them in an unmarked grave
Cold, I feel so cold, I feel cold I want to see beauty
Not more destruction That will leave me in an unmarked grave
It’s twelve o’clock & I’m still here, and I’m thinking
I don’t recognise the world that I was born in.
It’s twelve o’clock & I’m still here, and still thinking
That I don’t recognise the world which I was born in
Cold, I feel so cold, I feel cold I need a touch, a human hand
Do not deny me And leave me in an unmarked grave

EMILY
Emily visits me
A nightingale angel to the fallen & the weak
Administering kindness amongst this misery
Emily comforts me
With stories of loved ones while dispensing chemistry
The doses of morphine help quite the agony
Emily, Emily, Emily, Emily (please, please visit me)
Emily, please visit me
I need you beside me, it’s been three days without sleep
Oh, my nightingale angel, Help quiet this agony
Emily, Emily, Emily, Emily (please, please visit me)

AFTER THE FUNERAL
After the funeral I’m going home,
After the funeral, home on my own
There’s nothing more to say, nothing more to do
Nowhere else to go, can I say I’ll miss you?
After the funeral the silence grows loud
After the funeral, away from the crowd
There’s nothing more to say, nothing more to do
Nowhere else to go, I’ll miss you.
It’s a wet day in May – June, July disappear, disappear

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Welcome to the birthday party
Welcome to the birthday party
Everyone you know will be there, Everyone you know will be there
Welcome to the birthday party
Welcome to the birthday party
I’m in a room, it’s very small, and I feel like a shadow on the wall
No one looks, no one speaks at all, and I don’t know why I’m here at all
Everyone will be clad in style, see everyone wrapped in style
I’m in a room, a dark place, and I can’t see my hands before my face
Shapes move, they move away, and I don’t know why I even bother to stay
Welcome to the birthday party, Welcome to the birthday party

BLEED
When I breathe you die, when you live I die
There’s nothing in between that’s right for you
So take these veins, & make them bleed for you
Take these veins & make them bleed
When I’m gone I’m yours, when I’m here you’re gone
There’s nothing in between that’s right for you
So take these veins & make them bleed for you
Take these veins & make them bleed
When I’m blue you see red, when I triumph you’re blue
There’s nothing in between that’s right for you
So take these veins & make them bleed for you
Take these veins & make them bleed
Make them bleed, make them bleed

IF
I thought I was happy when I held you in my arms
I thought I was special when you spoke only of me
But did you mean anything you said?
I really don’t know what’s inside your head
All those things you said to me of how strong you felt for me
Were they just something you find easy to say?
And I’m feeling so confused ’cause I don't know what to do
Part of me says I hate you, part of me knows how I love you
If you have me back I want you back, too
I thought you were happy, when I laughed it made you smile
I thought you would always feel the way that you do now
But did I know anything at all? I guess I set myself up for the fall
All those things you said to me of how strong you felt for me
Are they just something you find easy to say?
And I’m feeling so confused ’cause I don’t know what to do
Part of me says I hate you, Part of me knows how I love you.
If you have me back I want you back, too

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'Don't Open Till Doomsday' 

THE OUTER LIMITS
Write me a letter
Post it from somewhere far away
I cannot reach
Send me a moment
A moment of your life
I'm gasping for breath
From the outer limits to the centre of my eyes
From the distance stars to the darkness of the night
Even in sleep I see you
Show me a profile
Show me a different type of face
A different time and place
Send me a signal
Send me a signature I know
To follow, to go
From the outer limits to the centre of my eyes
From the distance stars to the darkness of the night
Even in sleep I see you

RAZOR ARMS
There's no escaping this
I've no composure left
Tied to a falling sky
I've nothing left to lose
When I crash into your razor arms
When I crawl into your bed of blades
When I'm torn and no blood remains
I'm never going to give it up
Never going to give it up
Never going to give you up
There's a burning ring of fire
I'm walking through the hoop
I'm, falling through the cracks
No safety net beneath
When I crawl into your bed of blades
When I'm torn and no blood remains
I'm never going to give it up
Never going to give it up
Never going to give you up

SAVIOUR
You are my saviour
You are the sun and the rain
You are my torment
You are the pleasure and pain
You are my saviour
You are the dark and the light
You are my anguish
You are my blindness and sight
Free me, free me, free me, free me
I am your saviour
I am the sun and the rain
I am your torment
I am the pleasure and pain
Free me, free me, free me, free me

THE SPIRIT IS WILLING
...go on the same trip together
on the same trip together


I never took the time to live
Now I want it more than anything
The spirit is willing
But the body cannot hold on
The flesh is chilling
As the heartbeat stops
It's time to caress the past
It's time to atone at last
The spirit is willing
But the body cannot hold on
The flesh is chilling
As the heartbeat stops
The spirit is willing, the spirit is willing

IT DOESN'T MATTER (I WANT YOU)
How, do I feel about you?
How, do I feel about you?
It doesn't matter, it don't matter
How, I feel about you
It doesn't matter, it don't matter
Anyway I can't have you
Tell me, what do you think about me?
So tell me, what do you think about me?
It doesn't matter, it don't matter
Anyway I can't have you
Anyway I don't have you
It doesn't matter, it don't matter
Anyway, anyway I can't have you
Anyway, anyway I don't have you
I want you

GLOOMY SUNDAY
Gloomy Sunday, everyone is grey
Gloomy Sunday, phantoms on their way
Gloomy Sunday, shadows on the wall
Gloomy Sunday, wanting night to fall
The sky is full of rain
Lashing at my window pane
On this gloomy Sunday, gloomy Sunday
Gloomy Sunday, a blue afternoon
Gloomy Sunday, a shadow in a room
The sky is full of rain
Swirling round a broken drain
On this gloomy Sunday, gloomy Sunday

FOR ALWAYS
I will remember you for always
I will remember you for always
I fear the silence
A morgue of silence
I will remember you always
I will remember you for always
And I feel hollow
I feel the sorrow
These thoughts are for you
These words are for you
I will remember you always
I will remember you always
My world without you
Hurts without you
These thoughts are for you
And this love is for you, for always.

BURNING IN MY HANDS
I want to hold you
I want to feel you
Burning in my hands
Burning in my hands

DUST TO ASHES 1945
An unearthly shadow contorts to speak
And in a chill i wake from sleep
Cause I know where I've been
And what my dreams have seen
A rumble from my passing thoughts
A memory from a day that taunts
And I know where you've been
And what your flesh has seen
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday came the mighty and the just
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday, in which god can we trust?
Amidst the ruins I lay her down
A melting skyline a mangled sound
Then darkness falls again
And silence masquerades as friend
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday came the mighty and the just
Dust to ashes, ashes to dust
On a black Monday, in what god can we trust?

ALIEN SKIN
The stranger within alien skin

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Non Album Single Releases 

1000 FEET BELOW
Calls me a thousand feet below
Calls me a thousand feet below
The ocean's waiting and salivating
I don't want to go a thousand feet below
Awake me when my lover calls
Wake me when my lover calls
I'm only sleeping wake me I'm sleeping
I don't want to go a thousand depths below
Cover me the sun is icy cold
Cover me the sun is icy cold
I'm only floating wake me I'm floating
I don't want to know the quiet world below

A DECEMBER CHRISTMAS
December, it's the loneliest time of the year
Does anybody feel the same about December?
The season to be jolly
December it's a melancholic time of the year
Does anybody feel the same about December?
The season to be happy
Silent night it's always been silent night
It's so quiet the streets are quiet everybody's somewhere else
It's so quiet the streets are quiet everybody's somewhere else
December, it grows sadder with each year that goes
Does anybody feel the same about December?
Silent night it's always been silent night
It's so quiet the streets are quiet everybody's somewhere else
It's so quiet the streets are quiet everybody's somewhere else
It's so quiet the streets are quiet everybody's somewhere else
It's so quiet the streets are quiet everybody's somewhere else

AUTUMN MY FAVOURITE INTERLUDE
Autumn slow and somber
My favourite interlude
It brings me life
Sunlight gently breathing
Filters through my eyes
And makes me smile
If I'm in love with any season
If I'm in love with anything
After the sun fried days of summer
I love the calm that autumn brings
Autumn is in my memory
Perfect in my mind
And in my day
If I'm in love with any season
(that's what I love)
If I'm in love with anything
(that's what I love)
After the sun fried days of summer
(that burn the sky)
I love the calm that autumn brings
(that's what I love)

BE MY ANGEL (from 'COLD' ep)
Love me, hold me this one last time
Touch me, touch me and hold me
This one last time
You will be my angel
You are my angel
This one last time
You will be my angel
Time now, it's time now to close my eyes
Hold me, hold me & be with me
Be my eyes
You will be my angel
You are my angel
This one last time
You will be my angel
You are my angel
This one last time
One last time

CHINA RED AND PRUSSIAN BLUE
China red and Prussian blue
All the boys want to get with you
It's organic nothing new
And at times it amuses you
When every thought is half said
And every word has a double meaning too
China red and Prussian blue
Their staring eyes covet you
You're unaware what you do
But their attention distracts you
When every thought is half said
And every word has a double meaning too
China red and Prussian blue
Your neon face ignites the room
Still unaware of what you do
I know at times it frightens you

CRUSH
Crush - if you want to crush my heart
Crush - if you want to crush my heart
Crush me with your finger tips I'm shrinking by the light
With severed hands I reach into the empty depths of night
A madman clasping to a rope begins to climb the sun
Where love is just a killing field, hatred holds the gun
If you want to crush my heart if you want to watch me die
And you want to torture love then just say this last goodbye
Your fingertips they pound like drums inside my fragile head
Where lovers beg with open hands I wash my wounds again
If you want to crush my heart if you want to watch me die
And you want to torture love then just say this last goodbye
Crush
The toxic taste of envy licks its hungry grinning lips
Where morning conquers night with all the arrogance of a guilty kiss
If you want to crush my heart if you want to watch me die
And you want to torture love then just say this last goodbye
I don't want you anymore, I don't want to see your face
I don't want you anymore not here or any place
Say goodbye say goodbye say goodbye

EVERY COLOUR ON MY PALETTE
I want to paint a landscape I want to use every colour on my palette
I want to paint your portrait I want to use every colour on my palette
To capture all your moods to capture all your passions
Like I've seen a thousand times before
Like I've seen a thousand times before
I want to mix my colours I want them all to be anything but perfect
I want to mix my brush strokes I want them all to be anything but perfect
To capture all my moods to capture all my passions
Like you've seen a thousand times before
Like you've seen a thousand times before
There are purple suns I paint on your eyes
An my canvas is skin and I pick at the sores
Till the blood runs clean
I want to paint this moment I want to freeze all our memories here forever
To capture all these moods to capture all these passions
Like I've seen a thousand times before
Like we've seen a thousand times before

FRAGMENTS OF TIME (from Ghost Ships EP)
Joy, this is joy to fly without wings, ever higher
It's real when I'm in my sleep there is nothing more free
Time, this is our time and we are coincidence
Finding ourselves in this unique history
That will never be, be again
You and I are here you and I are now
In all of history only time remains
For millions of years, billions of lives in the future that will be
We are just fragments of time
Death surrounds us and you and I my love
In history have shared these same moments
That will never be, be again
We could have been born a thousands of years apart
We could have been born a thousands of years apart
You and I are here you and I are now
In all of history only time remains
For millions of years, billions of lives in the future that will be
We are just fragments of time

GHOST SHIPS (from Ghost Ships EP)
Ghost ships in the dark like the children play
A seance with half a smirk it's the playful way
As if you would remember me, as if you would remember me
Somewhere amongst the debris is your memory
Send me something I can feel make it feel alive
Send me someone I can touch make me feel alive
This presence of seaweed fills the summer warmth of night
Sitting here on the pier watching the bouncing lights
As if you would remember me, as if you would remember me
Somewhere amongst the debris is your memory
Send me something I can feel make it feel alive
Send me someone I can touch make me feel alive

GRAND DESIGNS (from 'Siblings' ep)
What are your grand designs, what is your state of mind?
Tell me tell me
Where do you go to sleep by chance of me do you dream?
Tell me tell me
Tomorrow when the sun is brighter
Tomorrow will I find my place
In your grand designs
When dusk is a misty blur does a lamp by your window burn?
Tell me tell me
What makes you feel alive what part of you do you hide?
Tell me just tell me
Tomorrow when the sun is brighter
Tomorrow will I find my place
In your grand designs
What are your grand designs what is your state of mind?
Where do you go to sleep by chance of me do you dream? Tell me

HANGMAN'S DAY
Marie awakes in the hour before morning
She dresses in colours of fine royal blue
Her kingdom hides behind fog and the silence
She sits by the window and sprays her perfume
Oblivious to Sunday
Oblivious to one who stands at the gallows
Today is hangman's day
Crêpe Suzette waits for the lady of standing
A service of tea from the east colonies
Patches of half moons and hearts on her face
That's powdered with white lead & a bosom of blue
Oblivious to Sunday
Oblivious to one who stands at the gallows
Today is hangman's day
Oblivious to one day
The day that she will also stand at the gallows
This will be her hangman's day

HOME BY ANOTHER NAME (from Ghost Ships EP)
I love it when it's grey love it when it's blue
If I'm right here at home
I love it when it storms love it when it's bleak
When I'm right here at home
I've been away so long and it never feels the same
It's not home by another name till I return
I love it when it's cold love it when it rains
If I'm right here at home
I love it when it storms love the strangest things
When I'm right here at home
I've been away so long and it never feels the same
It's not home by another name till I return
Every time I'm gone it always feels this way
It's not home by another name till I return
I close my eyes and I'm home
I close my eyes and I'm home
I love it when it's grey love it when it's blue
I love it when it storms love it when it's bleak
When I'm right here at home

LADIES AND LORDS (from Ghost Ships EP)
Yellow is the colour of the dawn 
And I've been awake, all night and
Every hour upon the clock I've seen it pass
Church bells in the valley strike
Minutes feel like years as i hide here 
No body spoke words that convey
The fear that kills even before I begin to die 
Church bells in the valley strike
Ladies and lords bankers and Fords  
They never ever seem to get mud on their clean shoes
Starry night I've loved you from afar  
But as the dawn breaks I'm exposed
There'll be no love lost for the dawn,  I tell you now
Church bells in the valley strike
Walking on the beach when I was just a little boy
And the sun that burned my skin was somehow still a joy
This picture book inside my head when guns were just a toy
Now the dawn is here
Ladies and lords bankers and Fords  
They never ever seem to get mud on their clean shoes

MY VAMPIRESS (from 'Volume One' album)
Take me to your dark place
Make me kiss your cold face
The candle light is dieing
Take me to a cliff top
Lie with me upon the bedrock
The candle light is dieing
Red like wine in pale light
Blood trickles down my neck
My vampiress
Lead me down the staircase
Your skin burns when the day breaks
The candle light is dieing

Red like wine in pale light
Blood trickles down my neck
You're my siren & my mistress
My deadly vampiress

NEWSPAPER COLOURS (from Ghost Ships EP)
You're not the girl I said I knew, you never were
You were someone I read about in a newspaper story
I made stories about you and I
I know it's childish but everyone gets old
Newspaper colours fade in the sun just like my imagination does
Just like my imagination
You're not the prize upon my arm, it wasn't true
You were something I read about in a newspaper story
I made stories about you and I
I know it's childish but everyone gets old
Newspaper colours fade in the sun just like my imagination does
Just like my imagination
Newspaper colours fade in the sun just like my imagination does
Just like my imagination
Newspapers colours

PLASTIC LIVES (from 'Siblings' ep)
Experimental mind experimental mind
Experimental mind experimental mind
Plastic hands and plastic eyes
Plastic head and plastic lies
Plastic hands and plastic eyes
Plastic head and plastic lives

PRISONER OF THE TOWER
Ophelia cries just like a child, Ophelia fears,
Hey baby keep dreaming I'm sailing to you
Hey baby keep scheming in the Tower of London
And in her room she plots her desperate schemes,
And anxiously she waits....
Hey baby keep dreaming I'm sailing to you,
Hey baby keep scheming in the Tower of London
My ship is drifting further and I am lost in foreign seas,
And will I ever find my way back again, to you?
From her window above her watery grave, Ophelia flies
Hey baby keep dreaming I'm sailing to you,
Hey baby keep scheming in the Tower of London
My ship is drifting further and I am lost in foreign seas,
And will I ever find my way back again, to you?

RAZORS IN MY EYES (from Dark Synth Sounds Vol.1)
I'm walking through the mud where her bodies are buried
Feeling the repulse, but then I'm
Sleeping with the dark and her satanic verses
She murders with desire
And then she freezes me and I 'm cold
My skin is cold my life is cold
Broken sky, razors in my eyes
That's how she makes me feel
Broken sky, razors in my eyes
That's how she makes me feel
Yellow is the hue where my fever has struck me
She murders with desire
And then she freezes me and I 'm cold
My skin is cold my death is cold
Broken sky, razors in my eyes
That's how she makes me feel
Broken sky, razors in my eyes
That's how she makes me feel

SAMANTHA & VALENTINO
Samantha was a walking encyclopedia
She read from the finest books, quoted the finest minds
But when she speaks she not inclined to speak her mind
And when she spoke she made me dizzy
She made me dizzy with her mind
Valentino was a walking embarrassment to some
He spoke out of turn, jested when he should have not
And when he joked he was inclined to make me laugh
And when he joked he made me dizzy
He made me dizzy with his laugh
Skating on the surface of another day
It often feels that way, falling backward

SHE'S OUT OF MY HEAD (from 'Siblings' ep)
She's out of my head tonight
And all of the chill of winter returns
The call of the night doesn't inspire
And scars on the skyline look ugly & cold
She's out of my head tonight
Shadowy shapes take on her form
Stains on the window play tricks on my eyes
Thoughts of tomorrow are dismissed or declined
She's out of my head She's out of my head
She's out of my head tonight
And nothing remains except for details of life
A whisper of ice goes through my brain
And chill in the air dulls the most sensitive pain
She's out of my head She's out of my head

SIMON & GARFUNKEL
I recall my gramophone playing Simon & Garfunkel
It was the first LP I ever owned
And there was a girl and of her did I think about
As I listened to their songs and I still remember her name
I wanted to write songs like Simon & Garfunkel
To express feelings so delicately
And there was a time when untested yearnings were magnified
By listening to their songs and I still remember her name
Joanna, Joanna

SINGAPORE GIRL (from Ghost Ships EP)
Sing me a song my Singapore girl
Make it one to remember for I leave in the morning
When my daylight confessions, I will press between pages
And turn to dirty napkins that I throw away
She never loved me, I never cared
So here we are tonight my Singapore girl
Sing me a song my Singapore girl
With a lilt in your voice dear that reminds me of sunlight
And my midnight confessions will be torn out of pages
Without a moment of guilt I throw them away
She never loved me, I never cared
So here we are tonight my Singapore girl
So here we are tonight my sing a poor girl

THE CHILD KNOWS
You have lived through the worst
You have lived through the best
You have cried with the child
And the child knows
And you gave of yourself
More than I ever could
And you gave to your child
And the child knows
Yours was the first face that I ever loved
Yours was the first love
You were at my birth
But now it's time to kiss you goodbye
And you gave of yourself
More than I ever could
And you gave to your child
And the child knows

TOMORROW'S DEAD
Room, I'm in your room
The melting man that's made of wax
And it's you with the match in your room
Tomb, the wretched air the dying light
And it's you with the key to this tomb
Tomorrow never cares, tomorrow's dead
Another day another breath inside your mind
You're in my head you're in my head
Breath, you hold my breath
I want it back I want it back
Without you there's no air in this room
Tomorrow never cares, tomorrow's dead
Another day another breath inside your mind
You're in my head you're in my head
Another day another breath inside your mind
You're in my head you're in my head

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED
In this quiet street where no one lives she lived with me
And the graveyard across the street is grey all year round
And yesterday will never ever ever return
And yesterday is a concept that I for yearn
Every winter the river's banks are breached as waters rise
And the graveyard that life forgot is rarely dry
And yesterday will never ever ever return
And yesterday is a concept that I for yearn
In the high street there were shops and stands now all but gone
And the people who have all moved on were forced to leave
Upon the village waiting to be dammed the sunset looms
Mary Mary she and I remain two ghosts in the rain
And yesterday will never ever ever return
And yesterday is a concept that I for yearn
Yesterday will never ever ever return
And yesterday is a concept that I for yearn


WATERS ARE RISING (from 'Siblings' ep)
Offer me light And guide me through darkness
Offer me life I'm craving some kindness
Now when waters are rising
Over my head, I'm over my head
Lend me your life I want something different
Lend me your life I want to feel different
Now when waters are rising
Over my head, I'm over my head
Offer me warmth I've never been colder
Offer me warmth I've never felt older
Now when waters are rising
Over my head, I'm over my head

WINTER KILLS ALL IT SEES
Winter kills all it sees
You and I just make believe girl
Life is warm when you're young
You and I just make believe girl
Orange skies before the storm
You and I just make believe girl
You and I in the dark tired and yawning
Making plans when we wake in the morning
You and I feeling cold in the moonlight
With the ground on our hips till the sunlight

WITH YOUR SAD EYES
With your sad eyes in this sad room
You are invisible to me and I to you
Outside the rain is frozen on the window glass
and you, are frozen inside
Outside the sky is turning into dust
and you are, turning to stone
With your sad eyes in this sad room
You are invisible to me and I to you
With your sad smile in this closed room
You are gone
Outside the rain is frozen on the window glass
and you, are frozen inside
Outside the sky is turning into dust
and you are, turning to stone
With your sad eyes in this sad room
You are invisible to me and I to you
With your sad smile in this closed room
We are gone

WORDS DON'T SAY ENOUGH
You say that I know you but I'm not really sure
When you speak like a stranger I don't know you at all
Sometimes words don't say enough
Sometimes words don't say enough
You're so much the actress well versed in every part
That you don't ever stop to be the woman in your heart
Sometimes words don't say enough
Sometimes words don't speak
You know that we promised To always stay in touch
And the letters that we wrote All seemed to say so much
Sometimes words don't say enough
Sometimes words don't speak
Sometimes sometimes

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All songs written by G Pappas except 'Vampyra' by G Pappas/I Harpy
'With Your Sad Eyes' G Pappas/Phil Kearney
'The Unquiet Grave' Traditional
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There's no escaping this

I've no composure left

Tied to a falling sky

I've nothing left to lose

 

When i crash into your razor arms

When i crawl into your bed of blades

When i'm torn and no blood remains

I'm never going to give it up

Never going to give it up

Never going to give you up

 

There's a burning ring of fire

I'm walking through the hoop

I'm, falling through the cracks

No safety net beneath

 

When i crash into your razor arms

When i crawl into your bed of blades

When i'm torn and no blood remains

I'm never going to give it up

Never going to give it up

Never going to give you up

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