Inside the Ghost Machine

by Anda Volley

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Video for "Laura Inside the Ghost Machine" www.youtube.com/watch?v=miu_82hMj5s

"Anda has an extremely unique voice that is adventurous and feels like a protagonist." - Greg McKillop, Inside the Ghost Machine critical review: newnoseandthebutterfly.tumblr.com/post/71968484959/inside-the-ghost-machine-anda-volley

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released 07 January 2014

Anda Volley - lyrics, vocals, music

Cover photo by Tanya Rose/ShadowandSoul Photography, contact at ShadowsfromtheSoul.com

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Track Name: Water is Heavy
Water is Heavy

When I was three
I almost drowned
in the ocean
Somebody pulled me
from the water
and put life into me.

Is something running wild
in your memories?
Maybe you'll find
a trace of salt.

There's always a storm
coming.
Water is heavy.

When I was fourteen,
a neighbor kissed me in the rain.
He said don't tell anyone
he's seeing me.
We're so good
at hiding
what we need.

Is something running wild
in your memories?
Maybe you'll find
a trace of salt.

There's always a storm
coming.
Water is heavy.

They say we'll be taken
by the flood
before everything
dries up.
But for now
I'm holding your hand
by the river.

Is something running wild
in your memories?
Maybe you'll find
a trace of salt.

There's always a storm
coming.
Water is heavy.
Track Name: Laura Inside the Ghost Machine
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miu_82hMj5s


Laura Inside the Ghost Machine

Laura Laura canary
Laura Laura quite contrary
It's an evil world your fighting against
I love you, but I'm no better than the rest

Laura, the dogs are out to fuck you
They're careless howling behind garbage
They're little boys inside sheeps' clothing
While inside you is the fire of a wolf

Laura inside the ghost machine
All the nice robots will turn mean
They clap their hands at paper agony
But they're faint of heart for the real thing

Laura, from a Brooklyn family dying
The worm in your throat is rising
While your friends regard more newsworthy fat
To mock about, to laugh about, to cry about

Laura, the world is sweating
Just another man sweating while he's cumming
Laura, the blue mountains wait for you
While we sting our eyes on our dust

While we sting our eyes on our dust
While we sting our eyes on our dust

Laura inside the ghost machine
All the nice robots will turn mean
They clap their hands at paper agony
But they're faint of heart for the real thing

Laura inside the ghost machine
All the nice robots will turn mean
They clap their hands at paper agony
But they're faint of heart for the real thing
Track Name: Torch the Countryside
Torch the Countryside

Play it straight to earn a life
But we're electric on the side
Rock it slow like the moon
Speed it up like a drum

Do you like to move in nightlife?
Or do you like to torch the countryside?

I can spit out a necklace while you equip a stone
But when you touch me like that I feel like I'm home
You've been shifting in your chair
Come over here, I've let down my hair

Palm trees and weekends slip by
Juniper fruit and paper glue and exit signs

How lucky we are in civilization
But I'd follow you before we had language
Long are the nights and we build cities inside
Full of neon and amplified

Birdcage through the flames tonight
Thermal waves of your heat with mine
Track Name: If I Turn Into a Black Rose
If I Turn Into a Black Rose

You entered my door a storm of chaotic roses
Stirred up by a lightening bolt of bees
The world is full of hustlers, angels, and demons
But your love is sanctuary

The city is a wrench getting tighter
A living scraped into a sad buffet
You rescued me to an unforeseen garden
In the landscape of your mind

If I turn into a black rose
Please don't kiss me goodbye
My heart is a torn letter
My heart is blown away

In the afterglow of recognition
To see the future unfold with clear eyes
The first time we swim naked
Releasing the darkness inside

If I turn into a black rose
Please don't kiss me goodbye
My heart is a torn letter
My heart is blown away

My heart is a torn letter
My heart is blown away
Track Name: Star of the Unborn
Star of the Unborn


Love me like a flag waving in your country's hands.
Let's blow stardust, and twist tongues into endless ampersands.

Take me to the star of the unborn.

There's a blue flame over our bed and red tongue splitting the air.
Your eyes grow darker when you start tugging my hair.

Take me to the star of the unborn.

A vase carries life, ringed with a festival of lights.
Obelisk in the cool of night, pointing to starlight.

Take me to the star of the unborn.

When you say things so cheap, like gold, like nickel-plated lies
Don't expect me to believe unless it broadens my sky.

Take me to the star of the unborn.

We're making teasers for the next lift, like a dump-truck to our lips.
And the stars shine on, and behind them could be long gone.

Take me to the star of the unborn.
Take me to the star of the unborn.
Track Name: Idol
Idol

Your eyes turn to mine
The miles closing in
You enter like the light of the moon
And leave a puzzle finished to soon

Your my idol
And I will tease out
All your moonshine

Don't be afraid
To touch me in the dark
Don't be afraid
To laugh when the lights are on

Your my idol
I'll be an audience
To any of your dregs

I'm like colored paper
Highlighting the gutter
You come down the street
Big and slow like a steamroller
Idol

Your my idol
And you remind me
I'm just a piece of paper

A glint of amethyst
In your eyes
There's a black ocean
But it's inside

The fireflies were flashing
Their brief life in the woods
Everything hot & breaking
Under double rainbows

You're my idol
In a quiet room
I go to thoughts of you
Track Name: King Yellowman
King Yellowman

one-two, one-two

zungguzung guguzung
zungguzung guguzeng

zungguzung guguzung
zungguzung guguzeng

King Yellowman in imagination land
King Yellowman and the rooster command
Prairie up pilgrims in imagination land

When evolution echoes in the desert
Howling remains of a stardust theater

King Yellowman and the rooster command
Prairie up pilgrims in imagination land

Spin the record like unzipping blue jeans zippers
We like a little boom boom Ziggy Stardust theater

King Yellowman and the rooster command
Prairie up pilgrims in imagination land

When evolution echoes in the desert
Howling remains of a stardust theater
Track Name: Day Unfolding Within
Day Unfolding Within

[dawn]

sun erasing
drunken stars from the sky
clean slate
open your eyes
morning unfolding
in the landscape of your mind

[day]

take your name downtown
leave your tracks till sundown
we all carry grief in life
we all hide a thief inside

by chance the human race
creation stories in the cradle of space
by chance here with you
do you love me like love you?

[dusk]

I won't take no time to rest
there's the country of our lives to walk in
I won't take no time to rest
there's the country of our lives to walk in
Track Name: Idol (sonic remix)
Idol

Your eyes turn to mine
The miles closing in
You enter like the light of the moon
And leave a puzzle finished to soon

Your my idol
And I will tease out
All your moonshine

Don't be afraid
To touch me in the dark
Don't be afraid
To laugh when the lights are on

Your my idol
I'll be an audience
To any of your dregs

I'm like colored paper
Highlighting the gutter
You come down the street
Big and slow like a steamroller

Your my idol
And you remind me
I'm just a piece of paper

A glint of amethyst
In your eyes
There's a black ocean
But it's inside

The fireflies were flashing
Their brief life in the woods
Everything hot & breaking
Under double rainbows

You're my idol
In a quiet room
I go to thoughts of you