1) I've Got God on the Phone

2) Uncivilized Society

3) Dark Star

4) Building Mountains from the Ground

5) Nothing is Supernatural

6) The Illusionist

7) Arctic Heart Attack

8) A World of Dirty Water

9) 10 Days After

10) I'm a Simple Man

11) I'm Not Insane

12) Charles Darwin

13) Animals

14) Get Along

15) When God was a Boy

 

 

 

I'VE GOT GOD ON THE PHONE

Please don't bring me flowers when I'm old and grayed.

In my final hour I want you to play, me a song and I'll sing along,

I can feel in my bones, write me a song and it won't be long.

Cos I’ve got God on the phone

I’ve got God on the phone.

Lord Don’t Slow Me Down, I’m far too young to drown.

I’ve sailed the seas of destiny, but have not ruled the world.

So Lord Don’t Slow Me Down.

I don’t need a doctor, cos I know my heart.

After life I’ll roll the dice and go back to the start.

No need to frown I got Pet Sounds, playing in my home.

You must be strong cos it won’t be long.

Today is the second anniversary of our war of resistance, compared with a year ago

Lord Don’t Slow Me Down, oh that’s right people, bring it on, cos that’s what I say.

The battlefronts are longer and the fighting, well the fighting is more intense!

 

UNCIVILIZED SOCIETY

Played with great white limbs in spasm, there's no laughter in this world.

The planet's dead. Native Americans communed with God,

From mounds of earth.

Radiating like a light bulb, around your head just like a golf club.

The flood gates have opened, the world is hoping, to have some fun!

Radiating like a light bulb, we're overdosing on the brown stuff.

The lost ten tribes of uncivilized society have died!

Stare at the stars through a looking glass, bask in the beauty of Mars.

And chase the dragon up the garden path, as we being to laugh,

On mounds of earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DARK STAR

In a lonely dessert of the soul. Where the memories are as dry as bone.

Where dreams die and there’s no hope. The dark star shines on forever.

I hang my head as I remember, that today is the day that I never,

Took a chance to fight, as my heroes died, I lost my mind.

And all the lights around started to fade, slowly they start to fade.

In a lonely dessert all alone. Where dreams die and there’s no hope.

Where memories are as dry as bone. The dark star shines on forever.

 

BUILDING MOUNTAINS FROM THE GROUND

We make a bad impression, every time we speak.

And so we're saying nothing, not even in our sleep.

Our heads are somewhere else, look in my eyes and on my mouth.

It may be painted in the clouds.

Building mountains from the ground!

Just what are we? Bags of twisted meat.

Just reacting in surprise, after each defeat.

Just who are we?

Aristotle falling down, heavy in his legs.

His lonely soul is in our reach, and so we drink till nothings left.

Keep building mountains from the ground!

 

NOTHING IS SUPERNATURAL

My mother’s superstitious. She believes in ghosts, believes in ghosts!

My brother says he's religious, but I think its a joke, cos its a joke!

My father’s like an animal, I'm more of a machine.

I’m raging like an angry bird, I don’t even know where I’ve been.

Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, is supernatural...

Just chemicals and brain cells.

 

THE ILLUSIONIST

I sit alone as I control the channels of your mind,

I read your thoughts and distort the voices, heard outside.

I use tricks to influence everything you do,

I move through time cos heaven is mine, and hell is my world too.

I’m an illusionist, it’s all smoke and mirrors,

Cos in this life we are sinners.

There’s no such thing as an honest gent,

And there’s no time to repent, so I won't.

Beneath your skin I lie within, like a Roman I invade.

When you’re in love I’m a dove with broken wings, and lame.

I use verse to infer that people should obey,

What I do, how to move, and everything they say.

 

ARCTIC HEART ATTACK

Somewhere in the Arctic Circle is a place that we call home,

Sweet home...

Underneath the dome where Noah’s ark is parked,

There’s a fresh supply, my oh my.

Of jellyfish that taste so sweet, but there’s a sting cos my heart is rusting out, yeah you know it...

And if we fail to bring you here well that’s because the Arctic Circle has disappeared.

There it goes, there it goes...

Arctic Heart Attack, Arctic Heart Attack,

The ice was here but now its starting to retract, please bring it back.

Arctic Heart Attack, Arctic Heart Attack.

Your cutting off her blood supply

Your clogging all her arteries

You better do something quick or she will die.

Arctic Heart Attack, she will die.

Arctic Heart Attack, she will die.

 

A WORLD OF DIRTY WATER

I used to bang my head against the wall,

I used to bang my head against the wall,

Until my brains fell out.

Into my teeth I would drill some holes,

Into my teeth I would drill some holes,

To make the voices stop, but I can never make them stop.

Cause in this big bad world, its hard to get some help,

And you can't wash yourself clean.

Cause in this big bad world, its hard to get some help,

And you can't wash yourself clean.

In a world of dirty water.

All the king's horses and all the king's men,

All the king's horses and all the king's men,

They let my brains fall out.

Into my teeth I would drill some holes,

Into my teeth I would drill some holes,

To make the voices stop, but I can never make them stop.

Cause in this big bad world, its hard to get some help,

And you can't wash yourself clean.

Cause in this big bad world, its hard to get some help,

And you can't wash yourself clean.

In a world of dirty water.

 

10 DAYS AFTER

I grew up, with the soul of a man, who hung himself.

And this man, he loved his dolls, and kept them in a house.

10 days after this man died, I was born, with arms like Nero, the Epileptic Hero!

Every night, he used to dance, then break down and cry.

Every night, in isolation, until the morning light.

10 days after this man died, I was born, with arms like Nero, the Epileptic Hero!

10 days after this man died, I was born, with arms like Nero, the Epileptic Hero!

 

 

 

 

 

I'M A SIMPLE MAN

Thank God I am not religious,

Cause if I was, then I would burn.

And theres nothing that I would really need to learn.

Cos I'm a simple man...

I'm an idiot thats wrong and a fool who thinks he's right.

I'm an idiot thats wrong and a fool who thinks he's right.

I'm an idiot thats wrong and a fool who thinks he's right.

I'm an idiot thats wrong and a fool who thinks he's right.

Now all I hear are the sirens,

A result of my mistakes,

And the ambulance is on it's way.

But I'm a simple man...

 

I'M NOT INSANE

This is the dream factory but there’s a spanner in the works and it’s my job to fetch it out and loose an arm, it hurts, when my eyes begin to cry and the world begins to laugh, it’s like I’m swimming in the sea and everyone’s a shark.

People think I need salvation, but I think that they'll harm me.

Because my behaviour, they think I’m cracking up,

But I'm not like Dali.

Sometimes on a Sunday you may find me in a church drinking holy water trying to wash away a curse I guess I should be thankful that I don’t burst into flames. What’s my sin? I cheat to win ‘cos I don’t like losing games.

People think I need salvation, but I think that they'll harm me.

Because my behaviour, they think I’m cracking up,

But I'm not like Dali.

Though I need a gun for hire I can hardly pay the rent, people say my moral fibre's low and I have spent all of my life with demons that live inside my head that rarely sleep, and I will be laughing till the day that I’m dead.

People think I need salvation, but I think that they'll harm me.

Because my behaviour, they think I’m cracking up,

But I'm not like Dali.

They feed me pills they think I’m ill, but I am not insane!

 

CHARLES DARWIN

If Charles Darwin was correct, then is God a great big ape?!?

Who climbed the highest tree of all, and settled in outerspace?!?

If Charles Darwin was correct, then is God a great big ape?!?

Who climbed the highest tree of all, and settled in outerspace?!?

 

ANIMALS

Where do you think you're going?

Me and my army will bring you down.

Where do you think you're going?

You can't hide from me now, cos you're in my mind!

So go into the bright lights, fires burn and the animals fight.

This happens every night, they're losing limbs and eyesight.

Its good to be bad, but it pays to be nice, words of abuse, cut like a knife!

You know that you know nothing...

All of you sinners are gonna drown.

You know that you know nothing...

You can hide from me now, but you're gonna be found!

So go into the bright lights, fires burn and the animals fight.

This happens every night, they're losing limbs and eyesight.

Its good to be bad, but it pays to be nice, words of abuse, cut like a knife!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET ALONG

Say that you need to stretch your arms out for a hundred miles.
Say that you need to conquer the oceans and the deep blue sky.

Say that you're pleased to steal people's souls and wreck their lives.

Say that you need to protect the truth by telling your horrible lies.

Cos we're all here together, why don't we all get along?

We're only here for a short while, at least while we write this song.

Climb abroad this train of thought and ride it to the sun.

Put one hand around God's mouth and to his head, hold a gun!

Free yourself from the machines, then throw caution to the wind.

Yeah, free yourself from the machines, and throw caution to the wind.

Cos we're all here together, why don't we all get along?

We're only here for a short while, at least while we write this song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN GOD WAS A BOY

My bones are weak, I hurt all of the time, I look out at the world, but I cannot go outside.

I want the sunshine, but it rains everyday, all my friends are dead, I don't even know my name.

I was old when God was a boy, I was old.

I was old when God was a boy, I was old.

I fought in many wars, but now I need a hand, all alone in my home, I find it hard to stand.

When nothings left with my last breath, I'll let out a sigh, when they pour the dirt on my head, I'll reach out for the light.

I was old when God was a boy, I was old.

I was old when God was a boy, I was old.

 

ABOUT

Jim and Sean met while vacationing separately in Tingo Maria, Peru, where they were introduced to the Ancient Society of Mound Builders. Learning about this ancient group, the two discovered a great wealth of knowledge into the human condition and the connection with the cosmos. Jim and Sean became fast friends and started writing music together. This album pulls together much of what they learned on their 2004

trip to Peru.

 

Released April 1, 2012

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered 2011 - 2012 at Viaduct Studios

All songs written, produced and copyrighted by

Dunlop/Radford 2012. All rights reserved.

Published by Monkey Chomp 2012

Represented by Viaduct Records

Cover art by Hill Dunlop

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