LIQUID TRUTH

'Pieces of Life' by TheodorWorker 'Liquid Truth' All my bridges burntNo sparkle in the starsNo redness in the sunsetJust the sad song of guitars You have a version of the truth I can’t believeYou’re all wrapped up in lies, I’ve got to leaveYou tell liquid truth from behind those eyesBut you hide it well behind [...]

A HANDFUL OF STARS

'Reaching to the Stars' photo by Ares Nguyen How can you run before you can walk?How can you speak before you can talk?How can you listen before you can hear?How can you cry without just one tear? How can you dream before you’re asleep?How can you laugh when you ought to weep?How can you touch [...]

HUNTING ALONE

Surreal Art by HolgaJen HUNTING ALONE It’s only the endIt’s where you descendWhen you can’t be bothered to speakIt’s a lazy old streetAnd the people you meetAre either just boring or freak 'What made you this way?'That’s all they can sayBut you don't want to hear anymoreYou’re out on your ownTimed out and aloneAnd you’re [...]

WEARING GOLD LEAF

Artwork by Brad Kunkle WEARING GOLD LEAF I played the guitarYou held the gunYou answered the questionsI answered none Some days you played coolCrowds you'd just hateYou smiled in the mirrorThanking good fortune's fate Counting your blessingsWearing gold leafFrom a roof top terraceYou fired your gun; wounded the chief Last time I saw youYou’d swapped [...]

NUMBER 85

Yesterday at the farm down the road I had a chat with Number 85. We got on OK but our conversation was a one-sided affair. Because of that I thought I’d ask the lamb a few easy questions. It went like this. “What would you call a long rigid piece of metal?” The lamb answered, [...]

AN EMPTY HALL

This spoof mag cover from about ten years ago was found in a pile of old stuff. I’d almost forgotten it, and my long hair and glasses back then when making music was just that - making music. AN EMPTY HALL I never saw the crossroads on last year’s mapShould I take the left turn [...]

GINNY

Photography by Bjorn Looss -  Model is Guinevere van Seenus GINNY It wasn’t the dragonIt wasn’t MerlinIt wasn’t the jesterNor his old tambourine It wasn’t the French knightThey called LancelotNor evil Morgan le FayAnd the fall of Camelot Dark Age’s disastersRound table no moreLe Morte d'ArthurLady of the Lake came ashoreShe took care of ExcaliburKept [...]