Are You Armed

by Anda Volley

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1.
Are You Armed? Are you armed? Are you armed? Are you Armed? Or is it safe for me to enter? Are you taking names, and the time of day we spilled our guts to you? Are you laughing at me looking up softly at your eye flying by? Do you know the choking beneath the shadow of your wings? Wake me up. Wake me up. Wake me up. When you stop believing we are your children.
2.
Fruitfly Just as the symbols are contaminated Trace my eyes back to a crumbling civilization You say I’m directly beneath the rings of Saturn Fruitfly at the peeling sky Kiss me goodbye The troubled dragon in your mind Would keep you blind My dirty hands of honey The blowing sands are humming Eclipses on the summit My savage eyes are spinning The melting mirrors plummet Crashing kisses into chaos The prisms and the payoffs The shadows slipping way off Mmm, sweating splinters of steel Swinging vines over pitfalls I'll get across this forest of monsters Dripping dangerous teeth See it in your eyes They want you Mmm, got my crystal eyes on you. Strapping shields of armor and lutes Gravity and gasses are foreign In this vacuum theater were soaring Fruitfly at the peeling sky Kiss me goodbye The troubled dragon in your mind Would keep you blind
3.
Blacklight Vegas “What you gotta do is play your own simple blues” Voice rough silk thread sweet hook into my skin Here’s quote from my own smoke hewn leathered id Which is kids what I just did Cosmic snake doorway swallow me whole Hands on this wheel life, but no control I still try to touch the sky I still try to touch the sky I took your greed playfully Collected jewels dropped from your mouth Let’s make everything be a toy The walks at night tripping It don’t take long for you to find your kind And wrap them in your collage mind You got an expansive no limits mind A big heart sky reaching to my eyes Let my ego die that art be glorified Blacklight Vegas hot in my creation [repeat] “What you gotta do is play your own simple blues” - Iggy Pop
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Instead I Got Drunk And Listened to Jimi Hendrix Tell me again how we're post everything This from a cosmic mouth that's still foaming Everything is everything Everything is everything I put you in a mansion in my head I left radio left on to comfort the corpses Everything is everything Everything is everything One time a boy grabbed me by the neck He pinned me to the hot hood of a car He put a lit cigarette up to my face He said how would you like me to burn your pretty face? I prefer green bananas, but I'm as fickle as they come My warmest socks are made of cotton and some version of petroleum I'm sure I'll say something that will make you roll your eyes Keep rolling them up to the sky and into your insides Sometimes I carry an anger & I should do more yoga But many who teach it are depressed & sometimes anger is best chased with vodka Enlightenment is chasing status and expensive So instead I got drunk and listened to Jimi Hendrix So instead I got drunk and listened to Jimi Hendrix
5.
Released In Your Name You sat by the window 4 am night after night getting drunk I laid beside you not saying too much This is silent acceptance This is not good for either of us Like it or not We inherit a legacy that moves through us Our fathers' blazing frustrations Our mothers' endless acceptance The bombs we can't dismantle between us It's a starry night You are a new moon in my dark sky The city of new people gleams brightly We part as friends, blameless A little blood for the quill my feather You, my former love I built a cathedral around you Seen the doves released in your name Seen the doves released in your name
6.
Sometimes I Read The Ocean Mermaid, poor princess in her seascape She's been breathing under water Mermaid, fierce princess on display She's been breathing under water I imagine giving a day More than what he's been willing The sun at times is a yellow pill Illuminate my heart breaking Sometimes I read the ocean In loose interpretations On the surface you see beauty Beneath it's a menagerie How hard do you play your music While I'm a seahorse in a jewel box? Stop playing your trick lightening Flow with me in the blue kelp forest Sometimes I read the ocean In loose interpretations On the surface you see beauty Beneath it's a menagerie Mermaid, poor princess in her seascape She's been breathing under water Mermaid, fierce princess on display She's been breathing under water ...
7.
In Our Hearts We emerged from a story Unfurling our fists from their golden mean There is no glory Let's salvage the what's in our hearts Deep in the night, sleepless, trying not to twist Drifting electric in the currents between you and me Love is fragile as a glass apple That's fallen from the tree Remember the quickness we'd go any distance To be each others most solid thing The red lights are flashing, the paramedics coming You know me darling, I don't give up too easily I know the temptation to see a line of endings But we're still here and the earth is still spinning Nobody can give everything, but we can knock out Monday on its ass, and trace the universe across our skin Life is fragile, sometimes more than we can handle Deep and shallow, the ocean of our breathing Armed with nothing, but the of rhythm being With you, oh with you, and the wild in our hearts And the wild in our hearts
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Entwined Legend Fade in and out Loosen your tangled mind Cosmic horn is blowing Her majesty is coming. Can she see our fate entwined? Can you see I am your kind? Today, I woke up early Cosmic snakes in my mind You woke and smiled at me And speculate, and call me out Can you see our fate entwined? Can you see I am your kind?
9.
Are You Armed? Are you armed? Are you armed? Are you Armed? Or is it safe for me to enter? Are you taking names, and the time of day we spilled our guts to you? Are you laughing at me looking up softly at your eye flying by? Do you know the choking beneath the shadow of your wings? Wake me up. Wake me up. Wake me up. When you stop believing we are your children.
10.
Ladders We're climbing ladders To reach the space filled with soft shadows Never to remark upon the razors in our minds In middle-age we discover maddening bells In small landscapes we might think of nothing else Than allegiance to certain storms Or the idea of God, or any god Or the floodland we build our houses upon Under the watchful eye of an aging sun And when you're falling without a parachute You'll say sweet merciful Death Is the only mysterious god you'll ever know You'll ever really know Barn red, dotting the landscape Blood thick, only birth can make the narrative go from here Spread your wings, or thighs Or the sheep hopping ingratiating braided tombs Or the voice, and the only real crime to leave it behind Oh, I have been wandering in thoughts of you

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released June 30, 2015

mastering by Joseph Wozniak, fccmusic.com
crown, necklace, and make up by Tara Ozella, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Church-of-Vanity/120757024621127
photo by Theresa Wall Duggan, artanddiscordstudios.com


special thanks to Andrew Scandal, Tara Ozella, Taylor Barefoot, Erik Jackson, Dez Decarlo, Laura Kiesel, Ang Kerfoot, Joseph Wozniak, Barry Snaith, and the extended Ghost Machine Noise family for all the help, inspiration, and honest friendship.

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