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Hey Dum Dum

by Red Painted Red

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It's Real 04:14
It’s like a dream somewhere. Please release me. Look at yourself. Take a look at the light now. Look at the sea. It’s starting to frighten me. It’s real, it’s real, it’s real baby. Take a look at the fields, look at the flowers now. Look at the sun. It’s starting to frighten me. And the universe is He. And the universe is me. And the universe is He. Is there anybody out there? Take a look at the sky, look at the stars now as they’re flying by. They’re starting to frighten me.
It was late November or early December. I can’t quite remember, now. And it seemed nobody noticed when the snow was on the ground. In number 12 he comes again, takes me open-eyed like a friend. Was it late November, we step beyond, or early December? And I go on and on. I just can’t quite remember. And the snow lay all around, and on and on and on. Was it late November, I die before his insistent mouth calls at my door or early December? Late November? Try again. I can’t quite remember. Try again. The snow lay on the ground, try again, in late November. Try again.
Accept your faults, let a river flow through them and with inner calm and serenity you can live your life in successive moments of now. For what is useless soon dies out and to progress is to survive. So work with your inner clock and work with your inner self. Change your habits. Pay attention to eating. Say your own grace and make eating a celebration of life. Become part of the rhythm of life. Give compassion because through eyes of compassion all of us are equalised. We’re all part of the universe. So how can we stop from loving the other parts? We create our own reality. And if you would do unto others as you would have them do unto you and if you want love, give love. We create our own reality. Because we are the rivers and the rivers of life do not run through just one channel. Our goal is to grow. Our goal is to expand in knowledge because for every state of consciousness there is a corresponding physiology controlling our thoughts. This leaves an opening for further growth towards mastery and enlightenment. This is the control over psycho-physiological connections, life. Become part of the rhythm of life. We create our own reality.
20 Floors 04:32
God set up his angels on steps of twenty floors or more. I watched all the angels falling, dropping through the clouds like balls of paper. And as they hit the floor they seemed to break into a thousand pieces. I’m not sure how many there are, but I think they’re coming back for me now. And I really can’t remember when all their wings came around me, icy fingers on my back. I know they’re lifting me, ready to move on down. And I don’t believe it. I didn’t believe it now. 27 floors to go, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20. Throw me out! And with his head on my shoulders and each leg on one side of my chest, his hands gently rested on my head and he pushed and sucked on the back of my neck. I’m feeling free now. Throw me out!
My head’s on straight. I’m a better man today. Goodnight. And don’t you have nightmares. And if you don’t see me Thursday, you’ll know why, “I’m no Johnny Cash”. And it’s as clear as glass, I’m a dead man now, but still they turn a blind eye. So why don’t we just put the kettle on, you and I? Go on take my soul, you take everything I own. I got a glass eye. Do you want to take what’s mine? I should’ve killed him then. I’ve still got time.
Two 03:49
He comes to you in the cold and you know you’d rather not move but… it’s not too cold. You’re ok, you’d rather put the fire on. He starts to move and we’re watching as he jerks into life in seconds. “Baby”, he says to me, “it’s late”. And the wind blows. We saw the moon rise and he says to me, “Come with me to the hanging tree, I’ll show you what you want to know”. “And you’re not here, not just yet”, says the eye to the heart and he’s gone. And I miss you on nights like these, moon sailing on summer’s breeze. You’re like a disease that comes back again. Because you love me in your own special way, I need you too. And I, I need you, too.
Her Hair 03:38
I took it off her just moments after. And it’s on my wrist. I do despair, this dark, dark band I take from around her hair. And I have no weapon drawn, just a fool in his lair. And she sleeps in uncertainty, the roses and the lilies in her hair. A bottle of ‘Forget-Me’ drops into your hand. And I see you dancing with this dark, dark band around your hair. And it’s on my wrist and I take it from your hair. I took it from her just moments after.
They came in the sun. We came with their stories. So let Him empty it over us. He can put his hands all over us, now. Don’t give up His son. There was Eddie and Mark and Michael, they all came. And the mothers and the brothers and the sisters of all those came again. Well they looked at Him there and the earth gave a rumble. And in the sky, one by one, stars started to tumble. Don’t give up the sun. Don’t give up His son. Don’t give up the sun. One touch of His hand it relights the fire. We forget all the lies come from every liar. And as the light fades, they all come from the back flames. Don’t look at his son. Don’t give up His son. I can breathe and die again. And you can breathe. And you can breathe.
Another Day 04:08
I’m not always awake now for the sunlight on the windowpane. And there’s nothing like memories to wake me again. So here’s a day for us all now. It’s got me all crazy now. And I can see where it’s taking me, don’t leave me behind. So here’s another one baby, there’s just you and me and sand. But we all know where we’re going to. Just hold my hand. I want to die like this.


released March 27, 2015

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Recorded at Manchester Spice and Prosthetics, Manchester, England
Mastered at The Cage, Coventry, England

Released by Wrotycz Records


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