Poetry

Petroska

Petroska leaking petrol
Tears of bloody rust
Silver cylinder legs
Exhausted by the roadside

Automated speech on repeat
Silver skull face down on cold concrete
Crawling crippled in the rush hour heat

Men storm past
A broken body in the dark
Her mechanical heart
Splintering into
Emerald shards

Kite

We tie our fears
Around the strings of a kite
Releasing them off skyscrapers
Ten miles high

Letting go of sorrow
In the blink of an eye
Burning a trail for tomorrow
Across mirrors of fire

Dreams scattered upon the rooftops
Glisten like beams of glass
Fragile to the earthquakes
Of the cities underpass

Skeleton structures
Claw out to the stars
Cranes dismantling concrete bodies
Over a sea of cars

 

Written by Jeremy Warder 2017

Bullet Proof Heart (lyrics)

Verse 1

Knock me down
I’ll spring back up
Spread your lies
I’ll chew them up

Count with your gun
One to ten
Blow me back together again

I wanna tell you if you
Want to be so coy
You’ll just end up some screwed up little toy

Thought you could manipulate me
Right from the seams
But your love made me strong like a steel tank machine

Chorus

No one can hurt me or throw me in the dark
Cos I have a bullet proof heart

Sprayed like a Banksy or graffiti in the park
Cos I burn better in the dark

With my bullet proof heart
With my bullet proof heart
Don’t let them tear your love apart
With your bullet proof heart

Verse 2

Love is the drug
Nobody wins
Your hearts a church
Full of Sin

We fly across the men in their world’s
Kamakasi style, all of my girls

Take a bite from the apple
That left a bitter taste
And wear your poison chalice
That the vitriol sustains

Ghosts from your past will come
Messing with your brain
But I’m not insane
And you’re not gonna win this game

Chorus

No one can hurt me or throw me in the dark
Cos I have a bullet proof heart

Sprayed like a Banksy or graffiti in the park
Cos I burn better in the dark

With my bullet proof heart
With my bullet proof heart
Don’t let them tear your love apart
With your bullet proof heart

 

Lyrics Jeremy Warder 2017

Afterlife (lyrics)

Verse 1

Stop the clock
Reverse the curse
Call up the nurse
Enter the afterlife
And be cured by a bat winged midwife

Chorus

Cos I’m ready for the next stage
Ready for the next stage

Cos I’m ready for the next stage
Ready for the next stage

From the bats of hell
To the sinking islands on the Seychelles
I’m ready for the next stage
Next stage with you

Verse 2

Tame the beast
Unlock the cage
Rivers of rage
Fly from the fangs beneath
And into the sky
Like a butterfly unleashed

Chorus

The tiger held me to the ground
He could smell my fear
Out of the crowd

Oh jesus come and fuse my soul
I’m the bat Queen of rock n’roll

Bats of hell
Sinking islands on the Seychelles
I’m ready for the next stage
Ready for the next stage with you

 
Lyrics Jeremy Warder 2017

The Fame Tiger

The fame hungry tiger
Devours it’s prey
Under octopus tentacles
Hanging like starfruit
Rotting under the tree

Seeds burst
Like words from the heart
Left to dry
In a puddle of ink
On the floor

Under a mirrored moon
His muscular body sleeps
Upon the sands of a lunar beach

Slowly I creep
Opening his beautiful mouth
Staring at the cavity
Of his sharp teeth

Sleepwalker

Gold mask
Glitters in the sunset
As the eyes of the serpent
Sliver through the night

Rain patters upon the hot rooftops
As steam rises
Into the formation of his figure
Causing butterflies to flutter
Inside the bodies cage

Leopard print heart
Stitched up wildly in the dark
Unveiling his disguise
Moving like a sleepwalker
Hypnotised

The Rain

Have you ever seen life wash down the drain?
Puddles of dark that drive you insane
And no matter how hard you try
Your karma is black
Like the depths of the night

People walk by and fade on the street
Souls waste away in the torturous heat
So hold your head high and unleash the pain
Cos ladies and gentlemen
Here comes the rain!