Lies of a Minah Bird

by Yukiko The Witch

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01-Lies of a Minah Bird I want to be like Henry Spencer at the in-laws’ table In front of Mr X dissecting Sunday lunch and Mother’s Crying, crying I want to be like Gordon Cole, not give a shit, just kiss her As of today it wouldn’t matter, I’d be just another Pigman, pigman Just another pigman, pigman I want to be dead Annie Blackburn in the Castle with Good Dale Cooper chewing the gum that is going to come back in style One day Laura Rihanna, Nirvana, Kitana, Wynona, Cicada, Manana, Iguana, Pirahna I want to be like Sheryl Lee and be a tragic princess I click my fingers and talk backwards in the zig zag fortress Laura, Laura I want to be Rebecca Burnett when she finds the black lodge I’ll disappear into the sky while Papa eats another Doughnut Rihanna, Nirvana, Kitana, Wynona, Cicada, Manana, Iguana, Pirahna I want to be like Gordon Cole, not give a shit, just kiss her As of today it wouldn’t matter, I’d be just another Pigman, pigman I want to be Rebecca Burnett when she finds the black lodge I’ll disappear into the sky while Papa eats another Doughnut I want to be Bad Cooper driving through the desert without A single care for anything or anyone but Himself or maybe Laura Rihanna, Nirvana, Kitana, Wynona, Cicada , Manana, Iguana, Pirahna I want to be the silent minah bird
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02-Mia of the Amazon Saw you in the desert with your handmade bow Ran into the rain with your Viking clothes From the misty mountains came a violent howl Out came thirty giants who threw in the towel In your Viking clothes, in your Viking clothes I just want to bind your feet and watch you roast until the sun comes down Then we’ll find some maple sticks and amethysts to place upon my crown I just want to bind your feet and watch you roast until the sun comes down Queen of the Amazon, she is the only one To live freely the Amazon, without a lonely heart Queen of the Amazon, she is the only one To live freely the Amazon, without a lonely heart Saw you in the desert with your handmade bow Ran into the rain with your Viking clothes In your Viking clothes, in your Viking clothes Queen of the Amazon, she is the only one To live freely the Amazon, without a lonely heart Queen of the Amazon, she is the only one To live freely the Amazon, without a lonely heart You pound your drums In the Amazon there is only one To the brown and green sun In the Amazon there is only one Only one to rip your heart out at sunrise One to climb the highest peaks and cry out her lungs One to jump off treetops like a bird One to ride the horses of the dawn
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03-Figure of Speech It’s in the cold Fear something’s killing it So alive Rip inside that body that’s overtired God saw his copy was so alive We’re something coloured in solar light We’re sailing through fire somewhere far You’re sinking in ice Sent to break you We're seconds through the Bang That’s so bright That’s alright Cause we made it to the bright love That’s alright It’s in the cold Fear something’s killing it So alive Read that someone’s body needs solar light God saw his copy was so alive We’re sailing through fire somewhere far You’re sinking in ice Sent to break you We're seconds through the Bang That’s so bright That’s alright Cause we made it to the bright love That’s alright We’re figures of speech now Figures of speech now Figures of speech now Figures of speech now Figures of speech now
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04-Willow and the Queen of Goblins Willow and the wasps take turns at getting cross. On tiptoes willow creeps up to Plume as she sleeps. Only two courageous newts will tame the goblins, taste the goblins As they fall from their appalling nest of goblins, oh. Get up girl, time to play being creatures of the bay. I’m a star - fish and you- can be a crab on my shoe. Only two courageous newts will tame the goblins, taste the goblins As they fall from their appalling nest of goblins, multicoloured. Only few will get to know the Queen of Goblins, Queen of Goblins As they fall from their appalling nest of goblins, oh. Deadeye Delusional Did I confuse you all? Deadeye Delusional Did I confuse you all? Willow’s got it super rolling. Let go of your sad controlling. Green ghosts in the orange sand – tell you how to land. This year you have grown so fast I’m overthrown. It’s C for courageous! Hold her hand before she rages. Deadeye Delusional Did I confuse you all? Deadeye Delusional Did I confuse you all? Deadeye Delusional Did I confuse you all? Deadeye Delusional Did I confuse you all? Willow’s got it super rolling. Let go of your sad controlling. Green goblins hold her hand
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05-Carcass and the Cola Can On Coruscant I see your light reaching out to bite you. From a crumb of when we met Gently explodes your violent And sore young life of war on the floor There’s no way to block out your striking face Cause there’s no one like you There’s no way to bargain with Cupid and Psyche tales When cola deepens inside you Peel back the silver tongue as someone bleeds behind you. Each drop of blood that falls is reaching out to find you. There’s no way to park in your air space Cause there’s no one like you There’s no key inside to the forest of fire roaring When the cola’s deep inside you. In so many ways The can of blood magnifies you. At the first burp of mirth The red can fails to defile you. And deep inside a forest of fire roars Cause there’s no one like you I feel your glance emblaze my plastic walls Cause there’s no one like you I’m the fingers wrapped around your brown burger Cause there’s no one like you If your face won’t stop to radio blast (I’m fried) Cause (there’s) no one like you (Rose) Cause It’s me your Psyche, really frightened Cause there’s no one like you
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06-Atoms For Sale You reply to people on your own In a wonderful new shoebox below I wish I knew the secret cold escape To somewhere different, somewhere new for a change Get up and vote Don’t waste any time with notes Slipped under the door Don’t make any promises you can’t keep I’ll do anything for you And we know it while we push and shove Your body’s in a category far above And it’s perfect when you right your wrongs And you patch the holes while getting along Repent for being who you’re not Instead of fleeing the package you got On the day the twinkling eyes above Stared at their own future with love We’re atoms for sale Don’t waste any time with ghosts Slipped under the door Don’t make any promises you can’t keep I’ll do anything for you Don’t waste any time on boys Knocking on your door Don’t make any promises you can’t keep Pull yourself off the floor No need to be shy my dove We’re all the same atoms for sale Don’t break the promises you have made To yourself essentially
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Lines 03:27
07-Lines Have you ever felt like you're an insect part of everything forever? In the magic subway I am everyone and everyone is never You will be mine and I will be yours You will be mine and I will be yours Ran into a lake and drank the blood of everything forever Jumped out of a plane and ate the skies of everything forever You will be mine and I will be yours You will be mine and I will be yours And I will be mine And I will be mine We'll all get close We all get close, and gape inside We all get close, like suicide We all get close, but not this time We all get close It's getting faster. Hope there's no one coming through The tunnel. We're so far Driving blindfolded down the wrong lane in the dark I smile when it's raining and watch the colours snap their teeth and growl We both get close then both bail out I will be mine and You will yours and I will be mine – we both get close You will yours and I will be mine – we both get close You will yours and I will be mine – we both get close We're getting closer to something somewhere new And soon we find it all makes sense, as our companies turn to dust And it all makes sense as our rolling coffins turn to rust You leave this Crust. We all get crushed You will be mine and I will be yours You will be mine and I will be yours You will be mine and I will be yours You will be mine and I will be yours Crushed - As old as crime We're broken lines – we're forks in time We're broken lines – we're forks in time We're broken lines – we're forks in time We're broken lines
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Papapapapyro 04:31
08-Papapapapyro Reincarnate as a mountain bird of prey While your ex-mind and -corpse go out to play Kept all my saddest thoughts to myself Standing on eagle red egg shells that taste of my dead mother a-It’s like falling in love again With a person who’s already slain Reincarnate not for long as someone else, Who you used to be but with much better health b-I was cloned before you were put in charge, in charge I was cloned before you were made and placed here in charge Dropping the flames on ‘em (x8) Your name is a net It slices me to threads Don’t say you’ll play nice When rolling the dice You cloned me again What did I do wrong? Do wrong? I don’t know what you did wrong It was more the growing-old song Least we get to be upset Like the golden times within the net, yeah It was fun the time that it lasted Then the water we drank was just plastic Least we got to dream a great lot About flying to Mars in impossible cars Least we got to dream a great lot About flying to Mars in impossible cars Least we got to dream a great lot About flying to Mars in impossible cars Your blankets are wet Your breath is so cold The day is the night You barely can stand
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09-All Potential Targets We’re killing people in the offices and markets Controlling what you think. We’re all potential targets. Careful what you drink, “it’s safer from the plastic Bottles,” they all cheer. Pharmaceutical fantastic Ringing in our ears: “pay for this for years.” Can you really afford to let the sunshine in? Can you really afford to let the sowers walk? Pay for this for years: the tortoise-shell solution. The chains are not for real, your debts are an illusion. Be careful what you think, your thoughts belong to others. Be careful what you think, it’s already Big Brother. For what it’s worth to keep your head above water On your day of birth, you were sold off to the Order. The Order. He who holds the fork depends on who’s the sower. Multi-national firms couldn’t bring us any lower. Late freedom of speech was lost against the Terror. The length of our leash, just call it trial and error. And I read it was a crime just to bother, habit of the dead. Looking most sublime running in the gutter floats the Order. Can you really afford to let the sunshine in? Can you really afford to let the sowers walk? Can you really afford to let the sunshine in? Can you really afford to let the sowers walk? I was hooked to the cryo-farms. I was hooked to the cryo-farms. Can you really afford to let the sunshine in? Can you really afford to let the sowers walk? We are dead bodies for beetles Lamps carved in stone We are dead bodies, crows, Just meta-ghosts We are dead bodies cloned We are lamps carved in stone We are dead bodies, crows.
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Dragon Claws 03:48
010-Dragon Claws There is a place that I want to face and I want to fall inside the wall There is a face that I want to replace with incandescence inside the wall Like in a dream Find the source Like in a dream Find the source You found the text that I left for flames right beside the road, inside the wall You’re pretty close to being like the rest, recite the dogmas of the ghost Like in a dream Find the source Like in a dream Find the source Like in a dream Find the source Like in a dream Find the source
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011-Wisps and Worms And the only real explanation To your face is a crown And the only obvious answer To your ways is not down Please stay on hold I’m not the only sun Brighter than Calista Breaking up your sacred code On the outskirts of Island town While in love with prince’s charm Be not fooled by wisp lanterns That will only bring harm. Please stay on hold I’m not the only sun Brighter than Calista Breaking up your sacred code
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018-Kimiko the Oaken Empress Kimiko was lost in the woods of Harry Potter We looked for many a moon and then we got her Secret dots and dashes, she left us for the wild Now she is ruling the East with a big smile There is a saying about a skin you’re selling But like Dersou she had no trouble felling Deadly bears as she rides out to the mountains And the warriors now she has stopped counting Then Ouzala said: You’re a solar dancer, you’re a solar dancer Shedding light in the dark You’re a shadow dancer, you’re a shadow dancer Redefining the dark Listen to the bugs and the bees when they’re in hover mode You’ll realise that you’re not just like the others You’re pretty cool and your hair is long and golden You’ve got a voice that amazes, gives me shivers There was a time when you wanted nothing other Than to roll in a ball and wait for dinner That may be over exaggerating Daddy But look at what you’ve become, and not just bigger. You’re a solar dancer, you’re a solar dancer Shedding light in the dark You’re a shadow dancer, you’re a shadow dancer Redefining the dark You’re a solar dancer, you’re a solar dancer You’re a solar dancer, you’re a solar dancer You’re a solar dancer, you’re a solar dancer You’re a solar dancer, you’re a solar dancer Kimiko was lost in the woods of Harry Potter We looked for many a moon and then we got her Secret dots and dashes, she left us for the wild Now she is ruling the East with a big smile There is a saying about a skin you’re selling But like Dersou she had no trouble felling Deadly bears as she rides out to the mountains And the warriors now she has stopped counting
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012-Out of the Mould When we murdered those kids in the forest near the factories It was not about orders, it was mainly from acknowledging The rhetorical gifts of our leaders and their policies, That reduce us to bits. Take a minute to defragment me. Have you carved this yourself or was it programmed in your breakfast pill? Did you write that last night or was it whispered to you in the wind? Were your holidays yours or the ones of a collective dream? I remember the day when I thought that we were plasticine Out of the cot you were not as loved as me Out of the vault settle for nothing free There was a man who reminded us all just how to breathe Without feeling inclined to apologise for natural needs You knew what it was to be loved so you posted it on to social media. You knew what had to be done so you crawled up to the doorless chamber You wore your fingers to the bone so you blamed it on the Crown and State There wasn’t much to be done, after all of us had asked for keys When the exits are jammed and the air vents are just printed sheets If you want to get out, pick an option In the laboratory, play along, be a sponge Gain their trust and one day you’ll be free. Pull the plug, take a plunge, walk on ashes Red as children’s meat, red as children’s meat. In the ages of will there was someone who looked just like me One of us shared, I have the feeling I was not complete The other one said In the wilderness there’s all I need On the side of the road Did we not agree to disagree?
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015-Olivia of the Snow There was a man who came alive Within the walls of his own mind When he stopped to watch half way down the stairs In rectangle windows two winter hares Fight it out on top of snowy hills I was gently abducted by common thrills It began to snow as you arrived Even if you don’t love me I won’t mind Olivia of the snow Olivia of the snow Sometime in the future when things don’t seem fair When you have to pay for breathable air, Are you really loved for what you do? Are you really loved as I love you? Olivia of the snow Olivia of the snow Olivia of the snow Olivia of the snow There was a man who came alive Within the walls of his own mind When he stopped to watch half way down the stairs In rectangle windows two winter hares Fight it out on top of snowy hills I was gently abducted by common thrills It began to snow as you arrived Even if you don’t love me I won’t mind Olivia of the snow Olivia of the snow Olivia of the snow Olivia of the snow
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013-Tightrope Sirens Have you noticed- there’s no fence or wall Round your garden – learning to grow tall Soon the world will – pay for Mr Greed’s Spreading vision – of mental atrophy Disobedience – is a distant dream Like a carcass – further up a stream Like green bottles- hanging on a string We’re on tightrope – bees without a sting On tightrope, on tightrope, we’re just bees without a sting On tightrope, we’re on tightrope, hanging on a string without a sting On tightrope, we’re on tightrope, we’re distant dreams up a stream On tightrope, we’re bottles, we’re barely hanging on a string Sirène bouddha, Sirène bouddha, Sirène bouddha, Sirène bouddha
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Event 04:13
014-Event In the event of your fateful death Would you even mind if I wasn't charged for theft As the freedom crumbles and taxes rise What the fuzz you doing to make it right? Slayer, what you going to do For the bloody skies of wool? You’re all led by fools Oh, you’ve gotta show someone Sooner or later, you’re not a fool Gonna make it right with the lonely Moon Gonna make it right with somebody new. In the event of your charming death Would you even mind if I wasn't charged for theft As the freedom crumbles and taxes rise What the fuzz you doing to make it right? Slayer, what you going to do For the bloody skies of wool? You’re all led by fools Oh, you’ve gotta show someone Sooner or later, you’re not a fool Untold lies I’ve been told You were right You came home
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016-Calista of the Seven Stars As I held you in my willow arms I repeated the words of Don: You and I will be the best of friends, Even when I am gone. Only Yesterday you told me, Dad, Got to drink your water please If you want to pick me up again When I’ve fallen to my knees, If you want to be there when I’m lost, When I look the other way, Or perhaps when everything at last Is beginning to make sense. Calista do you love The way the clouds above Push and shove When you listen to my noisy maze You will find yourself in there You’re that angel with rosy hair With about as much imagination As the skies are filled with stars And a real passion for your plays Full of fiery characters. Calista do you love The way the clouds above Push and shove Calista do you love The way the clouds above Push and shove Calista, in the sky, you’re the seven lights. Calista, in the sky, you’re the seven lights.
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017-Lily the Mermaid II Waiting for my only winter rose. Will all your bold dreams decompose? King Kurt replied, reap what you sow. Reading the rose tea leaves in the snow, oh. Wish you were more like Billy Corgan. Wish you had thought ‘bout being a star. You know those stars, they are already dead. Were we that far apart in our cloudy shed? No we weren’t. After Hokusai’s wave we both cried. Wandered on like mages to watch two suns rise. Will we find the mermaids beyond the dunes? Will they be loved like I love you? My flower of Summer My flower of Winter, oh my love
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019-Pouchina from China Calista steps into a room, everyone stops - Doing what they were doing – their eyes are glued Swishes her golden locks and hums the song of a fox There is no doubt – about her magical tune Turn the lights on girl Turn the lights on girl Turn the lights on girl Turn the lights on girl Calista is riding a snail to her incredible house In the mouth of a dragon that once Drove all the villagers mad and ate all but a mouse That was until one of Calista’s stunts Knocked a bucket onto a dog that barked and bit a giraffe that ran into Into an eagle that flew Wildly into a cliff and on impact detached a jagged rock That fell on the skull of the dragon she drew The skull of the dragon Dragon Turn the lights on girl Turn the lights on girl Turn the lights on girl Turn the lights on girl Turn the lights on Turn the lights on Calista from China Calista from China Calista from China
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020-Yumi in the Kanji Clouds Chase the bears Run after the hares Flee the stairs To despair I was known for, can’t deny it, Losing battles against my own shadow, my shadow, Shadows of the bright night. Can’t deny who will cry, Who will see more than the eye? Gently go for the prize Use your camouflage in style Under the ground, bite or be bitten Wipe your mouth. Mother called. Yumi, grab your bow and arrow And aim for the marrow Like there’s no tomorrows Or you’ll be kind of cold, cold. Stack up the bricks, Human! California roll, pretend you still know how, How bloody mornings go, still Who’ll be looking (out) for your now, my love? You and your Feather Sister of the clouds. You don’t know what she just told me now. Yumi in the kanji clouds Yumi you can speak to owls Yumi in the kanji clouds Yumi you can speak to owls Yumi you can touch the hearts. Of the people who’ve lost their art. Touch, touch, touch, touch my heart Help me grow a flower, you sang Writing kanji-thoughts, Yumi Chan. See that Naboo star? Ready for you, Grande-Soeur. Can you find me now? Yumi, you can, Touch the stars. Yumi chan
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021-Plume and the Pink Pandas Sea lions, tigers, pandas and giraffes, See all the bravest warriors bite the dust. And still, the great ants and viruses Seem to not have noticed all the fuss. In your eyes, where did the woodland go? The same place where the light has gone. Hear the cries of crystal condor Soaring where the night is long. And a rose of diamonds Grew where the light has gone. Oh, bioluminescent carps Dissolve where the night is long. There was never a woodland that Never ended, it’s easy to pretend. There was never the most dazzling kingdom of species To ever roam our crippled Earth . . . We slammed the door on the Creatures that didn’t want more than what they needed. Ooh, Oh, oh Where the light has gone. Soon the pink pandas Will climb to where the light has gone. Then artificial plants Will climb where the light has gone. New kinds of birds Will rule where the light has gone. Plume (from old planet Earth) Will shine where the light has gone. Don’t let me stop you crawling Walk straight into the burning Black woods for the black and yellow Don’t let me stop you falling Don’t let me stop you learning New birds, won’t do what you tell them. Pink pandas show the grown-ups Lost lands, they have no owners.

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Imagine you are Laura Palmer back from the Black Lodge. Time has flown by and the world you've come back to has a taste of modern savagery.

Beware, my young amazons!
For Kimiko, Willow, Plume and Yumi.

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released October 31, 2018

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Catch a glimpse of Mamoru Nagano’s Five Star Stories, the bitter-sweet world of Twin Peaks, or even the airbrushed afterlife of H.R.Giger.
Out of the patchwork flowers the natural beauty of a rusty cocacola can or the hieroglyphic-flat remains of unfortunate roadkill. Here you will find songs with elegant flaws like yunomi high-fired pottery, and records slowly maturing like fine Nikka whisky.
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