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After hours of searching for the right words, I met two friends: King Horse and Elvis. They passed me these words, which of course should be passed on to you people.
Cheap cut satin and bad perfume
Showtime is almost here
Teased up by a strip cartoon
Laughing up your sleeve
Sniggering in your beer
Hed seen the bottom of a lot of glasses
But hed never seen love so near
Hed seen love get so expensive
But hed never seen love get so dear
Now I know that youre all King Horse
Between tenderness and brute force
She can turn upon a sixpence in the mouth and trousers set
Hit the bill, ring the bell, never spill a sip
And still she knows the kind of tip she's gonna get
A lot of loose exchanges, precious little respect
When its someone elses weekend
Thats the best you can expect
So fond of the fabric
So fond of fabrication
From comic books to tragic
Through the heart of complications
Meanwhile back in some secluded spot
He says will you please? and she says stop
If I ever lose this good thing that Ive got
I never want to hear the song you dedicated tonight
Cause I knew that song so long before we met
That it means much more than it might
Sun, 30 Nov 1997 14:39:46
Right, yesterday, I was in the library as I usually am at this time. The clock strapped to my arm mentioned that the time was somewhere between nine and ten, you see the man who controls the minutehand had only recently returned from a holiday somewhere which meant he had not yet become in control of his work schedule.
Your all wondering where he went on holiday arent you? Well to be honest, weve all known him for a few years now, nearly twenty-five, this was his first holiday. He wouldnt tell us where he was going, in fact we knew he wouldnt, or at least I did. At least I did what?
Anyway the books in the library were kind of dusty, all with dark and
Tatty leather cases, it was as if I was part of some film, you know where I find a book of ancient words, or a treasure map, just like being up in your grandparents loft, with the old paintings, put there years before anyone was ever born.
Anyway I looked around, there was a man standing, there were three seats next to him, but still he stood, I could see this was a big moment in the library, as all the staff were peeking above their half-glasses they wore to go along with the stereotype that the general public had tagged them with since, well since something.
Anyway this was the moment they had been waiting
so long for, and they knew they would have a story to tell on their arrival home.
The book in the mans hand had a title of some length, it read,
Ten thousand hands around my fingers,
seeing my world burn to cinders,
suddenly I dont seem so wise,
when your truths tell a million lies
After all this everything fell back into place, as I wandered off to the
chippy, which seems to be tasting worse everyday. I dont know why, same people, same potatoes, same place, same time, everything was the same apart from the taste. My explanation is taste-bud puberty, you know when all the things you once loved/or said you would never eat become, oh you know, you start eating
plain crisps, I mean cheese and onion are top of my wanted list sometimes, anyone else experienced the taste-bud puberty yet ?
Well thats what went on yesterday during a break I was handed, only fifteen minutes, but obviously I had to estimate this.
Sun, 7 Dec 1997 07:18:27
Well, it was quite some time ago now........
I mean I was about seventeen and a half, something clicked, well the notes say so, although my feelings at the moment tell me that it was all lies.
So, I think at the time I was off to explore something, nothing to do with the maze I was in at the time, this kind of formed around me as I walked a straight sort of path.
Anyway it was just before dinner, I saw something which resulted in this, my explanation is poor due to the length of time between the notes below and the present day :
On the day in mention, something was lost, it must have been something big, although I dont have the date feeling, you know when you smell something and it reminds you of an era you passed at some point in your life?
Anyway (it seems) something that day was definitely lost, what was lost
What was Lost
Engulfed in the rays,
the end of the maze,
and off to cloud nine.
One more vision blue,
and all would be seen,
no more knots.....
then off to cloud nine.
A glow to surround,
in a field of hope and dreams so close
An explosion went ahead,
they found a thousand nerve endings dead.
All the peace we had grown,
in the garden, was blown and ripped apart.
The mist and the darkness,
like a pane of glass by the gutter
Shattered cuttings of pride,
all intelligence found was lost or tied.
A few more steps behind,
a wave to stop the force, the hurt.
A skull ripped in two,
Like a pane of glass by the gutter
What was what was lost,
a willingful morning gone,
everything was done, was undone.
Including all credibility...
What was what was lost.
Sun, 7 Dec 1997 07:18:25
Right you guys, am I missing something?
Its just like playing in those complicated shadows.
Courtesy of Van and Elvis
And I shall drive my chariot
down your streets and cry
Hey, its me, Im dynamite
and I dont know why
And you shall take me strongly
in your arms again
And I will not remember
that I even felt the pain
We shall walk and talk
in gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never
grow so old again.
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 16:58:03
Right guys, Ive been having some thoughts (this isn't how I speak)
lets start again
I'm a little nervous,
(Is it hot in here?)
I better go before I start going red,
I blush easy,
sorry about this,
I'm not used to it.
I cant do it.
(I've wasted your time now, sorry).
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 16:37:11 0000
Who wants to hear some good news?
get all kitted up
theres a party on the hill
loads of small sausages (skinless)
and some horrible cake to bring home
Sun, 29 Nov 1998 19:24:13
You are the most beautiful widow in town/
True Story of the weekend
Right guys, I was watching telly the other night, (lots of words missing here) then woke up and did something similar. Soon I came to a conclusion, so I went out and bought a fluffy pink hat (not dissimilar to the rabbits in Alice in wonderland) I wore it like fascinated teenage film star. People passed comments in the street, none of them knew what I was thinking, they didn't know I had four quid in my pocket either... they thought it was a movie or something. Dan Hartree bought some three-fingered gloves from the same shop (didn't you Dan).
Yeah that was a great day, me, Dan the stars
And a little bottle of sunshine (in case dusk settled early) oh yeah, and a girl from the Woolpack, she lives on Haslingden Road or something, we all ended the day at Stickies, where Andy Ashworth has a new part time job. The highlight of the night was when everyone waited with bubbles of anticipation as Jon Tolley came out with his new togs on.
Im on the ground
Im upside down
Youre in the air
Youre in the air
and I am breathing
hope you enjoy the day ahead of you
Sun, 29 Nov 1998 19:42:40
The concrete broke your fall
Im in love again
like last week when I fell in the oil pit and nearly drowned
I want to be next to her whenever I can be
just to see her smile would send waves of optimism through my body like a swimming pool of sunlight
Ive moved house guys, right behind Mr Lindsays brother, I like it here, it feels almost as if I should have always lived here.
Im sitting in my new computer room talking to you guys listening to
Music in a comforting woollen jumper (great fit) not too dangly over the arms my arms hurt a little off the edge of the desk
yeah the music has set (along with the jumper) a comforting atmosphere, Up by REM is now playing.
Yeah right this house, it seems much bigger than I thought it has a nice little picturesque conservatory, which nobody uses.
Erm, overall its good and the move went ok.
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 23:21:47
There was a boy
This is the list always at the back of my mind
go to Uni. (never gonna do it)
get a full time job (Id feel too old)
get a better-paid job (dislike office work/love present job)
learn to drive (hate cars, dont trust other drivers)
attempts to do these little things (not worth mentioning)
buy a new guitar (very much in need of/cant afford due to first few
points) travel the world (money/too scared)
write more songs (lack of moments when emotionally worthy/lack of
time/lack of support/instruments)
ask the person of my dreams (too self-conscious/scared)
gain sanity (dont know where to buy it from)
grow young, buy a house MANSION and invite everyone I know/love to come a join and live as we want in peace and go and snowball houses and jump in mud and race spiders and jump from high buildings and throw things at people and drink and eat what I want and fly I would forfeit all of this for one thing
MAN THAT WAS A BIT DEPRESSING, thanks for letting me release it
I AM A LOT HAPPIER THAN THIS IN REAL LIFE AS YOU ALL WELL KNOW in fact please do not think I am unhappy at this present moment, in fact I am very happy sometimes I love life so much I want to hug it I love people so much. I guess everyone has these lists at the back of their minds (back me up guys).
It snowed here yesterday! Quite thick.
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 23:46:47
My Finest Defence
I hide from her until the day dies
sometimes while the nights awake
I escape and follow her
to convince myself that I am trying
One day I will reach from the frozen waters
burst the tranquil balance
and blue skies will grasp my wanting arms
until I am pulled with grace beyond belief
If anybody asks me
This is my finest defence
Tue, 8 Dec 1998 00:00:05
Hey guys, here is a poem of recent it is a nice poem with some mighty-fine help and influence from Jonny Robertson. I hope you all smile from bumper to bumper afterwards!
The Tune at the Oracle
Sometimes if I stop
I can hear a thousand frightened fingers
on a thousand frightened keyboards
its a small war
yet the disharmony exists
And sometimes if I look away
my vision points toward the one
the unexplainable one
For if I stop
and listen more
I hear our tune
emit the oracle
and see a thousand shining leaves
wipe away a thousand shining teardrops
19 May 1999 14:51
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