Tracks

01. Sis
02. The American's Head
03. The Underground Man
04. Eve
05. The Diplomat
06. All Seeing Eye
07. Valley Of The Geysers
08. Book Burner
09. Machiavellian
10. Baltimore Strangler
11. White Lady
12. The Bug
13. Iron Drunk
14. Burning Palm
15. Dirty Knife
16. Totaled
17. Kamikaze Heart
18. King Of Clubs
19. Permanent Funeral



01. Sis

My sister's dangerous
She climbs the barbed wire fence
Changes clothes in the backseat
Medical gown to red jeans
I can tell she's off her meds
'Cause she's grinning
Like a death's head
Like a slit wrist angel
The asylum lights up
As we pull away
The doctors don't get it
My sister can't be kept
In a cage


02. The American's Head

Pro-death Anti-cop
Terror on the screen
Agent orange
Everything green
The front page says
The news is dead
The sword removes
The American's head
Morality destroyed
You're only free
In the void


03. The Underground Man

I used to have a family
i used to be sane
Now I walk the sewers
A virus in the earth's veins
The rats are my companions
The roaches are my food
I'm underneath you
I'm the underground man


04. Eve

I walked with Eve
Through the garden
Where the flowers
Grow out of control
She got bitten
By a two headed snake
She laughed
As she bled gold
I told her
I'd build her
A slaughterhouse
Of her very own


05. The Diplomat

We never ever change
We make the same mistakes
If you're gonna have roads
Then you're gonna have roadkill
That's the risk that it takes
Stone guns
Primitive tanks
Base emotions drive the horde
The diplomat takes the rook
From the board
I want to know
What was in the briefcase
Colder than cold war
Enemies without uniforms


06. All Seeing Eye

Your holy wars
A joke to me
I live the life
I want to lead
Like a reverse priest
Conscious mind
One of a kind
A man in present time
A reverse priest
I am the lightning
Death is the ground


07. Valley Of The Geysers

No car no job no dollar sign
No net to land in this time
Where death has no cruelty
Addiction just a memory
I track the impala
Slay the bear with a spear
All I have is my hunger
In the valley of the geysers
All my teeth fall out
Twenty canines take their place
Exile
From the human race
In the shadow
Of the volcano
Finally I'm alive


08. Book Burner

My book
Disproves your book
My facts
Have been checked
More closely
And nobody cares
We see what we want to see
Fiction non fiction
Spilling from the same TV


09. Machiavellian

I wonder
Am I still a traitor
If I pick the winning side
Tell me
Is this what it's like
To live like a spy
Saying what I've got to say
To survive
Understand how the bricks
Are always laid the same way
Greed upon sex
Power upon skull


10. Baltimore Strangler

She's got a neck
Built for my hands
The way a pine
Grows for the saw
They say I hate women
They couldn't be more wrong
She's got a pierced lip
And a mohawk
And a strut
Reminds me of a tiger
I think she's a waitress
At Rocket To Venus
I've seen her flipping records
At Reptilian
The other day
I followed her
All the way
From Hopkins to the harbor
I lost her in the crowd
When the O's game let out
I never saw that girl again
It's a shame
I just wanted to hold her
Like an anaconda


11. White Lady

Lamar never makes it easy
He always wants to meet me
Someplace sketchy
I stick out like a sore thumb
In this part of DC
He's forty minutes late
He keeps trying to gouge me
On the price like a prick
Whatever
As long as the powder's legit
I'm all stoked
I got my fix
Then these thugs roll up
With bad intentions


12. The Bug

The bug tries to escape
That only makes me
Want to crush him more
Automatic porn
Drug ritual
I saw my reflection
Like a living sketch
Like a bug smeared on the wall
Automatic porn
Drug ritual
Why won't you answer
The goddamned phone
C'mon pick it up
The stars
Drip down the sky
She's got double spirals
For eyes
There was a time
When she was mine
She used to smolder
Like the Earth's core
Automatic porn
Drug ritual


13. Iron Drunk

Someone breaks a chair
On his head
And he just gets more pissed
He throws some Russian guy
Through the window
He can't be controlled
He's jumping over the bar
He's putting his mouth
Right under the tap
Cops have been called
Doesn't matter at all


14. Burning Palm

I bit the edge off the wound until it pleased my eyes, until the throb of the pain was just right. I held my hand steady in the flame. I wanted to burn on the outside for a change. I pulled back the skin so I could get right on the nerve. Everything, all at once. Everything, all at once.
I'm indomitable.


15. Dirty Knife

She likes to be restrained
The unrestrained
She told me to dare her
So I did
She put the handle
Of the knife inside
Careful not to cut up her thighs
Something stirred
In her mahogany eyes
Like a turtle in a dirty river


16. Totaled

The bulldozer
Needs to push
Something over
If I were a house
The state
Would've condemned me
Beware of god


17. Kamikaze Heart

You make passion
Seem like your creation
Like a plane crash
Detonation
I'm going down
In an arc of black
Smoke
Kamikaze heart
Dives forever


18. King Of Clubs

I know better
Than to wager
What I can't afford
To lose
King of clubs
To one eyed jack
Just like that
The rent
The savings
I lost it all
How can I go home?
How can I face her?


19. Permanent Funeral

Deep inside
I'm just a wolf
Trying to walk upright
The moth flew
Into the white light
The girl
Takes the flag
From the gravesites
Unrequited love kills
Spawns black blood cells
The dark
Cradles mystery
The light ruins everything
You know it's true