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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Lyrics
Subject description: Sharing our Words with You...
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Tonight we welcome a new member into our fold, rainshadow, with whom I've done some collaboration on songs. She writes lyrics and speaks or sings them and she's looking for folks to collaborate with her on some tunes. Anyway, to welcome her I wrote this song which was inspired by something Jan said in the chat room. Hope you like it.

Les


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The Prayer Machine Broke Down

"Lord why have you forsaken me?"
Said Jesus on the cross
Nails in his hands and gouged in his side
They say the lord was with him

I faced my own crucifixion
A time when I was all alone
No prayer did help me
No word from God came forth

For God he tests you eternally
To see the depth of your faith
Through Hell you'll go and back again
Just to prove your love of Him

I will not play this game of His
No longer shall I accept torture
It's said he will not test you
Beyond your ability to withstand

If that is true, then I must be steel
For the evil that struck me
Was beyond what I could stand
More pain than I could take

The prayer machine broke down
The prayer machine broke down
The prayer machine broke down

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

into the fold of space time relay
backwards forwards add a delay
written or spitten its hittin today...

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blessed by your presence...
at your behest...
what's in the chest?
does it stand up to the test?
at rest
i'm chillen
three-sixty degrees fillin
separation of self
reparation no tell
i fell repeated
rhymed while i'm seated
defined by my limitations
reclined deliniations
of black and white style
monochrome dialed
kindness seen, filed
i'm happy to be
here u see
invite u to read
to maybe speak
rhyme if you please
edit or flow
we wont really know
inspiration
curious sensation
sentient relation
deserted station
real life invasion

****oh noessss!**** it's a mess i confess...but maybe it gets across a message, like...come post your lyrics and rhymes here and stuff!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I wrote this song shortly after getting home from EM09. It's a true story. Enjoy.

Les



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In my deepest, darkest nightmare
I never would have dreamed
The fate that would befall me
Abuse of the highest order

The Christians spread their lies about me
An invisible enemy gave me an insect infestation
And another invaded my privacy horribly
All these things were done to me

As if that wasn't bad enough
Crept up a brand new evil
A little thing called madness
My Paranoid Schizophrenia

Thank God for friends and family
Especially my mom
Who took me back and nurtured me
As the pain slowly subsided

I crashed and burned it drove me mad
But little did I know
This personal crucifixion
Would be followed by pure joy

It took eight years of recovery
But when the wounds were healed
I arose like the Phoenix from the fire
Reforged and made anew

I stumbled onto ChucK
Which led me to this festival
A member of our community
I now am a very wealthy man

No, not riches or success
But things that really matter
Like friendships, cameraderie
On the forum and in the chat

Now I live my life compulsively
Driven by a lust for life
Music it flows out of me
And words they tell my story

Now I have a radio show
On electro-music.com
I joke around and have my fun
With friends present and past

Follow me, we'll have some fun
A good time for everyone
We'll ChucK up some fine music
And play that guessing game

Posting to the forum
We support each other faithfully
Our projects, ideas, and rants
Shared with the world for all to see

Join me in the chat room
Where my buds and me do gather
We talk about all this and that
And share pleasure with each other

Keep your wealth, your gold, your jewelry
Your house, your boat, your stuff
I have something far better than that
Frienship, music and yes memories

For you cannot take it with you
Might as well burn your cash
In the long distant future or so I hope
I'll jam with my friends in the afterlife

Join me in this paradise
For now Heaven is on Earth
I've found the ultimate climax
It's eternal and I live it every day

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here is the popular song "Christian Man" from my EM09 Laptop Battle performance. My apologies if this offends, but every word is true...


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Christian Man

Now a Christian, he will tell you
That a UFO ain't true
But there are some things he will say
That are funny as can be

The Earth of course was flat
They would kill you otherwise
And that Earth they say is ancient
Seven thousand years at most

And lenses they were evil
Stuff of conjurers and such
Science is all bunk and
Carbon dating is a myth

The scientific method is a fad
If you believe it you've been had
And oh yes man was not alone
He walked with dinosaurs after all


Christian man don't think too much
You'll figure out what just ain't true
Christian man don't think too much
it will be the death of you


The inquisition was clear proof
that God's word had been abused
And holy wars, why not?
Too many peasants in the fields

Just when we thought they'd turned to good
The pedophiles became exposed
Horny men with twisted thoughts
Demons whispering in their minds

The holy roller he will tell you
to roll the dice before you pray
For God he may not answer
And leave you in your time of need


Christian man don't think too much
You'll figure out what just ain't true
Christian man don't think too much
it will be the death of you

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Lyrics
Subject description: Tastes Like Pennies
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Tastes Like Pennies

I donate blood
I bleed the truth
I am a wound on the face of man
A toothache in the ass's jaw

I hemorrhage thought
I shit your fears
I sweat your secrets and piss your tears
I stink with truth

You deny I could
So afraid I would
You would kill, all that is good
Survival says you should

I am all that you can't
I am your nightmare's rant
Your secrets escaped
All the ethics you've raped
Your raw sins now extant

I donate your blood
DNA as a flood
A conscience unknown
Your cover is blown
I'm the wet in your mud

I donate your blood
It tastes like pennies...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I sung this to a song i don't have the rights to, but would love to share it, so if anyone want to hear it then let me know and i'll send it privately, it's one of those 'for promo purposes only' things.

CHASING DEMONS

chasing demons
spiral seeming
path with no end
followed it in
found begin
their conception
their birth
where they appeared first
borne of fears and hurts

to understand
why they haunt my land
underside creeping
beneath true seeing
leaking through
all I do
they shadow step
the dark instead
of facing light
the revealing shine
might melt their essence
dissolve their presence

so shrinking away
they leave by day
but stubbornly stay
at night they play
inside or out
darkness of doubts
their landscape of pain
past to present again
memories are sent
negative bent
blanket decent
a smothering cover
cowering under
i hide
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

nice
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

nice back! and to inventor's too!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Kudos to Dan and rainshadow for their awesome lyrics. So you thought this would be lyrics only? Surprise! Here is a recording of Christian Man performed by myself with Howard doing keyboard on his G2 near the close of the EM09 festival. Woohoo! What a blast it was, and what an honor to be one of many who closed out the festival! Enjoy...

Les


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is a powerful song about Job and myself.

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Look What You Did to Me

Jehovah, my lord almighty
I loved you with all my heart
Then you tested me
And left me in a pile of shambles

Like Job you destroyed my life
Some sick purpose
Like proving a point
to Satan

I was your faithful servant
But calamity fell upon me
Now I curse your name
As you deserve

For a God who abuses His servants
Cannot be a God at all
I hate the evil that you brought to me
No matter how good you seem

Job you did abuse
It's written in your book
He scraped his wounds with pottery
And poured ashes upon himself

You did the same to me
Destroying all that I created
Public exposure, ridicule
Torture and dismay

My crime was being different
From mainstream culture
Unique, creative and original
I did not fit society's expectations

Job, he did nothing wrong
He loved you like no other
But you lifted your veil of protection
And look what happened to him

I don't care that you restored him
For you have not restored me
His wife, his children dead
What of them? No loss to you?

And in the end when Job asked you
"Why Lord, why?"
You said "Did you create the world?"
"Did you put the stars into the sky?"

In our society we call that abuse
Just because you create someone
Like a mother and a child
Does not give you the right to abuse

Jehovah the abuser
Jehovah the abuser
Jehovah the abuser

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This one I just wrote this morning...


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Angel on my Shoulder

There's an Angel on my shoulder
She whispers in my ear
Sometimes I cannot hear her
Other times I can

Her task assigned is guidance
She will not interfere
Though I may make wrong choices
Wisdom speaks into my ear

My other shoulder has a Devil
A beast of hide and thorn
He makes me think of lust and greed
Though lately I cannot hear him

Gone and shed are selfish desires
Like quicksilver through the Devil's hands
Go my thoughts, my deepest desires
Forevermore I've changed my ways

Still he has a handle hold
Alcohol and cigarettes
I vow to stop these evil practices
And listen to my Angel

My friendships do enrich my life
My words I post for all to see
It's been a long tough journey for me
And I'm only forty-three

There was a time in childhood days
When all was fantasy
Christmas at Grandma's house
And love from mom and dad

Then times grew cold
Innocence was lost
I stood alone against the world
While others beat me down

Those times have changed
And things are good
Though poor I live in happiness
Free to be myself

Someday I'll meet my angel
The one standing on my shoulder
And thank her for the guiding words
That she whispered into my soul

Angel on my shoulder
Angel on my shoulder
Angel on my shoulder

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

noice les! writing is sounding good. keep it up! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm really enjoying this 'un! one thing, though. In my experience, anyone who's not Bob Dylan - and sometimes even he - will probably need to follow up the all-important brainstorming phase, where one tries to spew out (and I mean this in the nicest way possible, albeit slightly jealously, as I seem to have ruined my lyric writing muscle) as much text as possible, with the heartbreak of "killing your babies." By that, I mean the phase where you decide which lines/verses to bin and which to leave in. When I was able to write, back in the paleolithic areas, I sometimes chucked out the best lines or couplets, if they didn't help the song. Nowasays, of course, I immediatly start editing, so that hardly anything gets written, and what little DOES get written gets binned straight away... Embarassed Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes Oskar, my lyrics are definitely "spewed out", but I don't think I'll change them. If you can do something better with them, I welcome your edits and modifications. I have more, perhaps I'll post those as well.

Les

p.s. thanks for your comments, appreciated for sure!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

edit? what is that?
freeflowed rant
no room for recant
it is what it is
so let it spin
back to begin
i strive
to strike
timeless lights
into hearts of night
and speak right
truely designed
to bind
and remind
to let go to find
the inner kind
of purpose
no purchase
just bits
slid into place
its all it takes
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh, another, probably more positive way of describing "killing your babies" might be to call it "cherry-picling." I know that Dylan does that on occasion - he'll write 2o verses and use the ones that he likes best at that moment, then maybe he'll chuck (ahah, I knew you'd like that word! Wink ) in a few of the ones he didn't use on the record, either in addition to, or in stead of, the ones from the record. Or he might rewrite a few lines. What I'm getting at is, it's probably a good thing not to see ones lyrics as carved in stone! And I'm a fine one to talk, not having written a lyric for nigh on twenty years...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

All just points of departure...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Point taken, Oskar. I should not see those lyrics as final, but will feel free to edit them later.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Here is a pdf file that I created some time ago. It contain an introduction and the lyrics for my Paranoid Schizophrenia album. The album tells much of the story of the abuse that I received in 1999/2000 which led to a schizophrenic breakdown, the weapon story, and finally my recovery from madness. I released an album containing most of the songs on OCP's netlabel, EdP.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Inventor wrote:
Point taken, Oskar. I should not see those lyrics as final, but will feel free to edit them later.

Les


Les, I would not presume to tell you what to do, in fact I'd rather you look at Danno Gee Ray's comment: "All just points of departure." Spot on! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice lyrics, Les! May I borrow the phrase prayer machine? I like the phrase Jehovah the abuser, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

audiodef wrote:
Nice lyrics, Les! May I borrow the phrase prayer machine? I like the phrase Jehovah the abuser, too.


Sure, well it's Jan's phrase but I'm quite sure he wouldn't mind. Although it may seem like sacrilege, Jehovah the abuser seems fitting to me in the context of Job. When we look at the atrocities of God as told in the Bible, the phrase seems appropriate.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oskar wrote:
By that, I mean the phase where you decide which lines/verses to bin and which to leave in.


Laughing the last time I wrote a text I had a couple of lines, but ended up with just

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I forgot the words


The other lines didn't work ... I've been using this text for a couple of radio sessions now Shocked

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well it's Jan's phrase


And that same text now runs through the prayer machine from time to time. The prayer machine is just a couple of delay loops BTW with pitch change & stuff.

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Oh .. I forgot .. nice texts here!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: future games
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chorus:

what became
of future games
where light is seen
and we are free

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we're on edges of knives
exposing out plight
what is right
just a little might
tip the scales
and blow all the rails

mundane takes
of righteous shames
we placate fate
with rough draft states
and reclaimed stakes

nap taking
back seat views
lapse seen through
alternate dues
misconstrued level grew
from seeds of tomorrow
let me show you my sorrow

the reefs are dying
and the world is spying
and many stopped trying

*i tried to add an attachment, hope it works!*


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