Poetry

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!

Dreams

Chasing dreams
Whilst we’re still alive
Fighting handles
Against the swing of time

Dreams glow in the dark
Dreams are the make-up
From which happiness is made of

It’s so easy to slip
With one trip
Life can come crashing down
And dreams can turn to dust
Slipping away in the hourglass
Destroyed by disillusion or lust

For what we crave, we can’t always have
But if we try, we’ll die with no shame
Trying to live our lives
Fighting against life’s games

For when you’re a child
You can catch them in the air
But when you’re an adult
They can disappear anywhere

Marry me

Beautiful orchid
Blossoming in the evening sun
Sand dunes whipping in my hair
Skinny-dipping in an ocean of blue
As crystals of sugar melt in my mouth

Throwing you down onto a blanket of blossom
I tell you how I want to spend the rest of my life with you
A twinkle glowing in your eyes
Like the Eiffel tower
Lit up at night
Scaling new heights

Deserted playground

Staring into an icy lake
Lovers whispering saying their goodbyes
Salt crystals dissolve in my glass eyes
As tortured hearts beat like thunder under ice

The carousel keeps turning
As childhood memories fade away
Blurring into a playground of loneliness
As empty swings begin to sway