The Celebration Of The Lizard

Lions in the Street

Lions in the street and roaming
Dogs in heat, rabid, foaming
A beast caged in the heart of a city

The body of his mother rotting in the summer ground
He fled the town
Went down South and crossed the border
Left the chaos and disorder
Back there over his shoulder

One morning he awoke in a green hotel
With a strange creature groaning beside him
Sweat oozed from its shiny skin

Is everybody in?
The ceremony is about to begin!

Wake Up!

Wake up!
You can't remember where it was
Had this dream stopped?

The snake was pale gold, glazed and shrunken
We were afraid to touch it.
The sheets were hot dead prisons.

And she was beside me, old she's known, young
Her dark red hair, the white soft skin

Now, run to the mirror in the bathroom
Look! She's coming in here
I can't live through each slow century of her moving
I let my cheek slide down the cool smooth tile
Feel the good cold stinging blood
The smooth hissing snakes of rain

A Little Game

Once I had a little game
I like to crawl back in my brain
I think you know the game I mean
I mean the game called "Go insane"

Now you should try this little game
Just close your eyes forget your name
Forget the world, forget the people
And we'll erect a different steeple

This little game is fun to do
Just close your eyes, no way to lose
And I'm right there, I'm going too
Release control, we're breaking through

The Hill Dwellers

Way back past the realm of pain.
Back where there's never any pain

And the rain falls gently on the town
And over the heads of all of us

And in the labyrinth of streams beneath
the Quiet unearthly presence of
Nervous hill dwellers in the gentle hills around
Repitles abounding
Fossils, caves, cool air heights

Each house repeats a mold
Windows rolled
A beast car locked in a against morning.
All now sleeping
Rugs silent, mirrors vacant,
Dust blind under the beds of lawful couples
Wound in sheets
And daughters, smug with semen
Eyes in their nipples

Wait! There's been a slaughter here

(Don't stop to speak or look around
Your gloves and fan are on the ground
We're getting out of town
We're going on the run
And your the one I want to come!)

Not To Touch the Earth

Not to touch the earth,
Not to see the sun
Nothing left to do but
run, run, run
Let's run,
let's run

House upon the hill, moon is lying still
Shadows of the trees witnessing the wild breeze
C'mon baby run with me
Let's run
Run with me, run with me, run with me
Let's run
The mansion is warm, at the top of the hill
Rich are the rooms and the comforts there
Red are the arms of luxuriant chairs
And you won't know a thing till you get inside
Dead president's corpse in the driver's car
The engine runs on glue and tar
Come on along, we're not going very far
To the east to meet the Czar.

Some outlaws lived by the side of a lake
The minister's daughter's in love with the snake
Who lives in a well by the side of the road
Wake up, girl! We're almost home, yeah

Sun, sun, sun
Burn, burn, burn
Moon, moon, moon,
I will get you soon...soon....soon!

I am the Lizard King

I can do everything

Names of the Kingdom

We came down the rivers and highways
We came down from forests and falls
We came down from Carson and Springfield
We came down from phoenix enthralled

And I can tell you the names of the kingdom
I can tell you the things that you know
Listening for a fistful of silence
Climbing valleys into the shade

The Palace of Exile

For seven years
I dwelt in the loose palace of exile
Playing strange games with the girls of the island
Now I have come again to the land of the fair
And the strong and the wise

Brothers and sisters of the pale forest
Children of night
Who among you will run with the hunt?
Now Night arrives with here purple legion
Retire now to your tents and to your dreams
Tomorrow we enter the town of my birth
I want to be ready