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 [...]

THE CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN

Artwork 'La Belote' by Nini Gollong You saw the light when you lost your soulBlind to the heavens you were on a rollBut suddenly your world went darkThe only thing left, a question mark It happened then as it happens nowThe Crescent Moon fights the Holy CowFace to face a death wish farceThe chances of [...]

AFTER THE STORM

Art by Lucid Dream Photography I’m carrying the burden of your sanityHoping you won’t take it the wrong wayComing in last is better than firstThey say that every loser has their day The beast rests deep inside the forestThe darkest places summon up no fearRays of hope they cannot penetrateA canopy of words no one [...]

DOVE OF PEACE

'The Dove Has Flown' by Gregory Anthony Stone I don’t want to see the big pictureI’d rather be left aloneI’m not the centre of your universeIt’s a pity the dove of peace has flown Some say there are too many patriotsSome say freedom fighters are too fewSome say that it’s a bad omenTo hail a [...]

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 [...]