HY∆NA

 

   Hyaena

1984

 

- Dazzle

- We Hunger

- Take Me Back

- Belladonna

- Swimming Horses

- Dear Prudence

- Bring Me The Head Of The Preacher Man

- Running Town

- Pointing Bone

- Blow The House Down


 

Dazzle

The stars that shine and the stars that shrink
In the face of stagnation the water runs
Before your eyes... 

Swallowing diamonds
A cutting throat
Your teeth when you grin
Reflecting beams on tombstones 

A jamboree of surprises
Playing Russian roulette
Or the Lucky Dip
A clenched fist to your heart
Coal dust on your lungs 

A silver tongue for the chosen one
Heavy magnum in your side or a bloody thorn 
Skating bullets on angel dust
In a dead sea of fluid mercury
Baby piano cries
Under your heavy index & thumb
Pull some strings -- let them sing 

The stars that shine and the stars that shrink
In the face of stagnation the water runs
Before your eyes... 
Dazzle -- It's a glittering prize
Before your eyes...
It's a glittering prize...

 

We Hunger

A ravenous greed
For a brood to feed
A lusting spawn
On a weakened fawn 

Do you hunger for this
Sucking leeches feel the need
Sucking dry unsaited stomach pops
Sharpened knives with flying sparks
Sagging bodies with stretch marks
And your belly aches 

Do you hunger for this
Bled white with avarice
As the rust creeps corrosion seeps a rotting seed
Eat me -- feed me
With your belching foul breath
Your destructive kiss death 

Do you hunger for this
The bliss of a sweet kiss
Shanghai'ed on a locust flight
The thirst of a vampire bite
Fills the emptiness inside
Consuming everything green-eyed
We Hunger

 

Take Me Back

Deep in the heart
Of a seething beast
Think of bright lights
A splendid feast 
But something's missing
She's feeling low
Something's missing
She's going home 

Take me back -- I'm feeling low
Take me back -- I'm going home
Take me back -- I'm so alone
Take me back -- I'm traveling home 

Suspicious stranger
There's something wrong
She is changed
Ah but this is not
She is back
But she's not home
She is back
But she's still alone
She came back...
She came back after all this time
She came back to warning signs
All is black when the lights are on
Nothing rhymes its been so long
It's been so long
So long... 

Deep in the heart
Of a seething beast
Think of bright lights
A splendid feast
Where you arrive
Can be home
Where you come from
Isn't always home 

Take me back -- I'm coming home
Take me back -- where I belong
Take me back -- I'm leaving home
Take me back -- I'm coming home

 

Belladonna

Sunrise breaks its fatal perfume
and I'm dizzy to distraction
the scented clutches of a siren's lament
embrace the sound of enchantment
5 fathoms deep, the lovers leap
the lanterns of skin beckon us in

O Belladonna

Daylight devours our unguarded hours
burnt and charred this bride of scars

O Belladonna

5 fathoms deep, the lovers leap
the lanterns of skin summon us in

O Belladonna

Nightfall's descent shrouds her intent
in a halo of sharks and a skeleton mask

O Belladonna

Lost in the glare all of us stare
the patterns of pain scream out your name:

O Belladonna

 

Swimming Horses

Falling in your, falling in your in your arms
Fish on a line, learns to live on dry land
Thrown back again to drown 

Kinder with poison
Then pushed down the well or a face burnt to hell
Feel the cruel stones breaking her bones
Dead before born
Words fall in ruins -- but no sound
She's dying of your shame -- she's maimed by your pain
He gives birth to swimming horses 

Fish on a line, walking on dry land
But back in the water to drown -- we drown
Floating in sky
He gives birth to swimming horses 

Take a ride on the tide with the assassin at your side
the weightlessness under water -- forgets in slow motion
And watches pointless tortures
He gives birth to swimming horses
Floating in sky like fishes can fly through your arms

 

Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence won't you come out and play 

Dear Prudence open up your eyes
Dear Prudence see the sunny skies
The wind is low the birds will sing
That you are part of everything
Dear Prudence won't you open up your eyes? 

Look around round
Look around round round
Look around 

Dear Prudence let me see you smile
Dear Prudence like a little child
The clouds will be a daisy chain
So let me see you smile again
Dear Prudence won't you let me see you smile?

 

Bring Me The Head Of The Preacher Man

Following desire in your eyes, in your eyes
you're mine, you're mine, all mine
Following the signs in your mind, your crazy mind
you're mine, you're mine, all mine

Bring me the head of the Preacher man
from the sickening daze...

Oh the rotting sun washes down
the moonshine boys
the vultures drool
they pluck the gold dust from his eyes
and pick his bones until they're clean
the book of sorrows - The American dreams
the book of sorrows - The American dreams

Bring me the head of the Preacher man
on the blazing trail...

Heaven holds lone star promise
El Dorado - the insane theatre
once more we rise
to drain the last of liquid sleep
the gift of chance
eating the worm
the viper drops and dances
and everything stops and dances

We tumble down these lonely days
We tumble down...

 

Running Town

Just a step onto the street
An uncomfortable heat
Rattlers at your feet
In running town 

Helter-skelter all a-swelter
The impetus is seething
In running town
A thousand curses
Full speed ahead 

Lockjaw aggression
And buzzing irritations
Deride the friendly martian
In running town 

Helter-skelter all a-swelter
The impetus is seething
In running town
A thousand curses
Full speed ahead 

If you gaze into her face
She'll glare back & drown
All refugees in the sea
In running town 

A thousand curses
Full speed ahead
Full speed ahead...
Laughter rebounds & strangles
That sound in running town

In running town...

 

Pointing Bone

From the fury pit, a reek of misery
Like a trumpet groan, tornado moan
The splendor splits like a golden skin
He and the wizards cry like humming birds
In treasure glows, your weeping wings
And a slaughter grins, on a pleasure spike

When held on high by the riverside
Like a torn-throat child
In a jackals hide
Cool water dies, vile diamond eyes

Silent in flamingo ease
Distant in troubled trance
Within a whirlpool, we're breaking our backs
The tears of the moon
The sweat of the sun
Sacrificial hearts for a pointing bone
With a Gorgon's head and a cloak of skulls
They're kindling fires in open wounds
Pointing bone

In a jaguar skin, blood matted mane
Beacons blaze toward a waning moon
When held on high by the riverside
Like a torn-throat child
In a jackals hide
Cool water dies, vile diamond eyes

The tears of the moon
The sweat of the sun
Sacrificial hearts for a pointing bone

 

Blow The House Down

Weaving in his basket chair
Twist you round a lock of hair
Made of straw -- the wicker man
Made of straw -- I'll blow your house down 

Bishops falling from the windows
The lightening makes your hair stand on end
This dervish frenzy -- will make you run around
This dervish frenzy -- will turn your head around
Blow the house down 

Stretching a rubber band
Miracles trip our feet where we stand
Shift the ground -- caterpillar man
Crumbling castles in the sand
Blow the house down 

Feebly we put our heads out of our foxy lairs
We feel the chill from the night scare
Standing in the storm -- waiting for the flash to crash
Counting seconds before we turn to ash
It's getting nearer...
Blow the house down 

This dervish frenzy -- will turn your head around
Standing on the stairs that want to fall down
It's getting nearer don't turn your head around
Made of straw
A lighted match
Burn the house down 

Weaving in his basket chair
Twist you round a lock of hair
Made of straw -- the wicker man
Made of straw -- I'll blow your house down
Turn your head around

Pillars of salt watch as it all burns down
Down to the ground...
Blow the house down