ReImaginos Lyrics (2020)

I Am The One You Warned Me Of 

 

Fresh from zones of moisture 

 

And afterward the meat 

 

With spangles on my long-tailed suits 

 

And songs to haunt the one that's saved 

 

Just call me Desdinova 

 

I'm sure to be 

 

The lucky one 

 

When destiny assigns wisdom 

 

Known to me 

 

This starry wisdom 

 

I am the one you warned me of 

 

I am the one who'd never, never lie 

 

The writing in the notebook 

 

Notation from the stars 

 

Songs by Desdinova 

 

And frost warnings from the women's farm 

 

Whose agents could not ever see 

 

His hilly eyes and too green rings 

 

Obscured sight and fancy dreams 

 

Holy mass, those thirteen fancy dreams 

 

I am the one you warned me of 

 

I am the one who'd never, never, never, never, never lie 

 

Eyes like bottles and hands in my hair 

 

Bottles of blackness the blacker the spare 

 

I'll sit myself behind that clock 

 

And play tunes on its belfry 

 

Five fingers have I to play them like ten 

 

Ten fingers have I to play them again 

 

In decimal chains of mimicry 

 

Whose notes will never, never fly 

 

Until they quit those timely tunes 

 

And entered that system from outside 

 

I am the one you warned me of 

 

I am the one who'd never, never lie 

 

I am the one you warned me of 

 

I am the one who'd never, never lie 

 

No No No No 

 

Del Rio Song 

 

I've lived upon 

 

The edge of chance 

 

For twenty years or more 

 

And this is what my friends all mean 

 

By Del Rio's song.......Oh, Del Rio 

 

When time gets slow, and rivers freeze 

 

I think you'd know enough 

 

To call in touch that outer frame 

 

The inner gain, a sullen gulch 

 

Which opens up on the way to Blindman's Bluff 

 

A suburb now of River Roads 

 

Where quandary and sublime improve 

 

The sight whose imagery 

 

Is sometimes that of fear 

 

I've lived upon 

 

The edge of chance 

 

For twenty years or more 

 

And this is what my friends all mean 

 

By Del Rio's song.......Oh, Del Rio 

 

When time gets slow, and rivers freeze 

 

I think you'd know enough 

 

To shut the gates of walled town walls 

 

And putting up some good rum punch 

 

Forget the way to Blindman's Bluff 

 

So packed with eyes 

 

That glow like coals 

 

And pointing toward the North 

 

Oh my boat left New Orleans in 1829 

 

Let’s go 

 

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! 

 

My destination’s secret 

 

And the doctrine is soft 

 

But just between the verse and me 

 

It's a place where you can see 

 

Lost, last and luminous 

 

Scored to sky yet never found 

 

Relics of jewels 

 

And ant-track tools 

 

A true ghost dance 

 

Rehearsal Ground 

 

I've lived upon 

 

The edge of chance 

 

For twenty years or more 

 

And this is what my friends all mean 

 

Yea ‘cause I've lived upon 

 

The edge of chance 

 

For twenty years or more 

 

And this is what my friends all mean 

 

By Del Rio's song.......Oh, Del Rio 

 

In The Presence Of Another World 

 

In the presence of another world 

 

You guess the things unguessed 

 

In the fullness of another world 

 

There is no emptiness 

 

In the promise of another world 

 

A dreadful knowledge comes 

 

How even space can modulate 

 

And earthly things be done 

 

Your master he's a monster 

 

He will come on a bridge of paper 

 

Inscribed with a hundred names of god 

 

But he can count one more 

 

The curse of life eternal 

 

Written on the door 

 

Your master.....he's a monster 

 

Your master.....he's a monster 

 

Your master.....he's a monster 

 

In the presence of another world 

 

A dreadful knowledge comes 

 

How even space can modulate 

 

And earthly things be done 

 

In the fullness of another world 

 

There is no emptiness 

 

Your master… your master is a monster 

 

Born of a yolkless egg 

 

He has dominion over animals 

 

He walks the world entrail diviner 

 

And when the stars are right 

 

He locks the door behind the door behind the door 

 

The milky way abyss inclines 

 

Seven years of labor for the instruments of time 

 

Your master he is a monster 

 

And gentlemanly too 

 

He'll make for us some new germ 

 

With pieces of the perfect black 

 

The alpha and omega 

 

The double peaks of mars 

 

The maze of his infinity 

 

The buried city 

 

In the stars 

 

Siege and Investiture Of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle At Weisseria 

 

On the terminal point 

 

Of the cul-de-sac 

 

Patients are dying 

 

The horses are dazed 

 

From the glare of stars 

 

The starry wisdom 

 

Owned by the Baron 

 

And he's got the cure 

 

A drug by the name of World Without End 

 

A drug by the name of World Without End 

 

A drug by the name of World Without End 

 

Come and take this 

 

World without end 

 

You'll be inventor 

 

Invention, letter, earth, wind 

 

Rhymed like the real 

 

And real as the rhyme 

 

Imagine this Baron 

 

Inventor of rhymes 

 

Imagine he was me and I was called Frankenstein 

 

Imagine he was me and I was called Frankenstein 

 

Imagine he was me and I was called Frankenstein 

 

Carpe Diem! 

 

Carpe Diem! 

 

Carpe Diem! 

 

He was me, and I was called Frankenstein 

 

He was me, and I was called Frankenstein 

 

He was me, and I was called Frankenstein 

 

(World without end) 

 

Frankenstein 

 

(World without end) 

 

Frankenstein 

 

(World without end) ... 

 

Girl That Love Made Blind 

 

(I thought your eyes, blue) 

 

I thought your eyes, blue 

 

Oh no, they're green she said to me 

 

We danced in time or didn't you know 

 

This dance was 

 

Time (Time) Time (Time) 

 

At the party of astrologers, the Christmas tide was due 

 

On the way to Aldebaran, the dance, the dream, and you 

 

Actuals and counterclaims dancing all the time 

 

Dancing in the corridor and the dance was Time... 

 

I thought your eyes, blue 

 

Oh no, they're green she said to me 

 

We danced in time or didn't you know 

 

This dance was 

 

Time (Time) Time (Time) 

 

At the height of Christmas tide 

 

She found a ghost inside 

 

Give it up or let it ride 

 

She must decide. 

 

Actuals and counterclaims drugged, reborn, redesigned 

 

The castle stands, the girl remains, and if she'll spin, it's packed with eyes 

 

Out there in the corridor, caught there in the mirror maze 

 

From her last and loving glance a waltz, a dance 

 

Whose time, not here, but gone was Time 

 

So put me to the question, but there's no return from this castle of mine 

 

For the powers that be, the girl and her dreams, the girl that love made blind 

 

And that's the last dream we had upon that night 

 

The party of astrologers the Christmas of my life 

 

Christmas, Christmas, the Christmas of my life 

 

Astronomy 

 

The clock strikes twelve and moon drops burst 

 

Out at you from their hiding place 

 

Like acid and oil on a madman's face 

 

Reasons tend to fly away 

 

Like lesser birds on the four winds 

 

Like silver scrapes in May 

 

And now the sands become a crust 

 

And most of you have gone away (have gone away) 

 

Come Susy dear, let's take a walk 

 

Out there upon the beach 

 

I know you'll soon be married 

 

And you want to know where wind comes from 

 

Well it's never said at all 

 

On the map that Carrie reads 

 

Behind the clock back there you know 

 

At the four winds bar 

 

Hey, hey, hey, hey 

 

Four doors at the four winds bar 

 

Two doors locked and windows barred 

 

One door to take you in 

 

The other one mirrors it 

 

Hey, hey 

 

In hellish glare and inference 

 

The other one's a duplicate 

 

The queenly flux, eternal light 

 

Or the light that never warms 

 

Oh the light, that never, never warms 

 

Or the light, that never 

 

Never warms, never warms, never warms 

 

The clock strikes twelve and moon drops burst 

 

Out at you from their hiding place 

 

Miss Carrie nurse and Suzy dear 

 

Find themselves at the four winds bar 

 

It's the nexus of the crisis 

 

And the origin of storms 

 

Just the place to hopelessly 

 

Encounter time and then came me 

 

Hey, hey 

 

Call me Desdenova, eternal light 

 

These gravely digs of mine 

 

Will surely prove a sight 

 

And don't forget my dog 

 

Fixed and consequent 

 

Hey… 

 

Astronomy, a star 

 

Astronomy, a star 

 

Astronomy, a star 

 

Astronomy, a star 

 

Imaginos 

 

Imaginos approached the sun 

 

In August of New Hampshire 

 

Singing songs nobody knew 

 

And stories left undone 

 

See this fish 

 

Its scales turned green 

 

Under such a sun 

 

Such a sun 

 

A tongue and pale of Texas light 

 

Descended on the border 

 

While the bird called Buzzardo 

 

Rattled the bones he picked the flesh from 

 

See this fish 

 

Its scales turned green 

 

Under such a sun 

 

Such a sun 

 

Secure the sign of moonfleet 

 

Roll your wheel with mine 

 

Sometimes in the night of day 

 

Truth proves hard to find 

 

Actually this Buzzardo 

 

Was Imaginos in disguise 

 

Imaginos approached the sun 

 

In August in New Hampshire 

 

Singing songs nobody knew 

 

And stories left undone 

 

See this fish 

 

Its scales turned green 

 

Under such a sun 

 

Such a sun 

 

I’m buzzardo in Texas 

 

I’m a pinwheel in Vermont 

 

And gorge the bungo pony 

 

I’m a rocker and roller And a spinner too 

 

Below that scene of subterfuge 

 

Which is The last chance 

 

Border 

 

On the border 

 

Last chance 

 

To turn around 

 

On the border 

 

Last exit to Texas 

 

Gil Blanco County 

 

Bad oats In town 

 

The word went out 

 

So my horse and me 

 

We left town 

 

Rode my Palomino down 

 

Rode on down 

 

To Gil Blanco County 

 

It's not far, you know 

 

Have you ever seen the sun rise 

 

In Gil Blanco County 

 

Ever see the pools they got there 

 

It's where the birds go on the Fourth 

 

The Fourth of July 

 

It’s a bird’s way 

 

To celebrate 

 

Got caught in a storm 

 

in Gil Blanco County 

 

It rained so hard said Indian Joe 

 

He knows all there is to know 

 

It could wash the 

 

Face of the earth 

 

and make us clean again 

 

Bad oats In town 

 

The word went out 

 

So my horse and me 

 

We left town 

 

Rode my Palomino down 

 

To Gil Blanco County 

 

Gil Blanco County 

 

To Gil Blanco County 

 

Gil Blanco County 

 

It's not far, you know 

 

Blue Oyster Cult 

 

I am becalmed in virtue 

 

Lost to nothing on a bay of dreams 

 

Warm weather and a holocaust 

 

The tears of God flow as I bleed 

 

Left to die by two good friends 

 

Abandoned me and put to sleep 

 

On a shore where oyster beds 

 

Seem plush as down 

 

And ripe enough for the Luxor dream 

 

Recall the dream of Luxor 

 

How fluids will arrive 

 

As if by call or schedule 

 

Resume through the morning tide 

 

Where entry is by seaweed gate 

 

And plan the plan of dreams 

 

To lose oneself in rebirth 

 

In all that is and all that seems 

 

So ladies, fish and gentlemen 

 

Hear my angled dream 

 

See me in the blue sky bag 

 

And meet me by the sea 

 

The oyster boys are swimming now 

 

To claim me back from the dead 

 

Like creatures back from vertigo 

 

They fear to fall but having fell 

 

Will reclaim tries and try again 

 

The oyster boys are swimming now 

 

Hear ‘em chatter on the tide 

 

Of the lost and language lost 

 

Hear ‘em chatter on the tide 

 

We understand, we understand, we understand 

 

And so do I 

 

We understand, we understand 

 

But fright is real and so am I 

 

So ladies, fish and gentlemen 

 

Hear my angled dream 

 

See me in the blue sky bag 

 

And meet me by the sea 

 

The entry to lost vestibule 

 

Opens on the bay 

 

Instant shape of mercury 

 

Lost and then retained 

 

An instant is an eyelash 

 

Caught on the tide 

 

Imaginos! Below this bay 

 

And then besides... 

 

The oyster boys are swimming now 

 

One deal is what we made 

 

Forest keys and whirlwind cold 

 

Green trees too and keys of gold 

 

Even locks that won't explode 

 

When the sky’s become a scroll 

 

Having lost its interest 

 

See that's the deal we made 

 

Just to join the Öyster Cult 

 

The Blue Öyster Cult 

 

Black Telescope 

 

By Silverfish Imperatrix, whose incorrupted eye 

 

Sees through the charms of doctors and their wives 

 

By Salamander Drake and the power that was Undine 

 

Rise to claim Saturn, ring an' sky 

 

By those who see with their eyes closed 

 

You know me by my black telescope 

 

Your green tree mantle 

 

From which these things derive 

 

A lens of quartz and refract scope 

 

That crystal lens whose crystal rope 

 

Once bound me to those doctors and wives 

 

When my vision was oh, so cloudy 

 

And I saw things through two eyes 

 

I am a sailor on the raging depths 

 

And I know a thing or two 

 

Back to the corner, mates, and over the side 

 

Yes, I know a thing or two 

 

By Silverfish Imperatrix, whose incorrupted eye 

 

Sees through the charms of doctors and their wives 

 

By Salamander Drake and the power that was Undine 

 

Rise to claim Saturn, ring an' sky 

 

By those who see with their eyes closed 

 

You know me by my black telescope 

 

I am a sailor on the raging depths 

 

And I know a thing or two 

 

Before my great conversion when the ridge was closed 

 

Before my visit to the workshop of telescopes 

 

By Silverfish Imperatrix, whose incorrupted eye 

 

Sees through the charms of doctors and their wives 

 

By Salamander Drake and the power that was Undine 

 

Rise to claim Saturn, ring an' sky 

 

By those who see with their eyes closed 

 

You know me by my black telescope 

 

By those who see with their eyes closed 

 

You know us by our black telescope 

 

Magna Of Illusion 

 

Cornwall and the harbor 

 

Where witches went mad more than once 

 

Until this day In dreams at least 

 

The lighthouse at lost Christabel Squat and hugely tilts 

 

Upon the strand where granddad's house was built 

 

And having stood the test of time 

 

The starry gale the bloody tide 

 

Grandad's house though gaped with hooks 

 

And filled with books 

 

Could stand no more until a certain prophecy 

 

Once read now stood before the world fulfilled 

 

Now of these books in granddad's keep 

 

Some of them were new but mostly they were old 

 

And the oldest was a scroll 

 

A prophecy that read 

 

When the riddle begins 

 

The story will end 

 

August the first 1892 

 

And in the guise of destiny Grandad quit Cornwall 

 

I'm the captain of a ship he said 

 

My ship is charmed and armed and called Plutonia. 

 

Stories on land, storms at sea 'tween 1892 and '93 

 

When grandad sailed for Mexico 

 

Ships charmed and ordinary 

 

Sailed the glide path to the sun 

 

And when the sun proved false as it always did 

 

Some of them would be lost and some would sail back home 

 

For this sun was no star but a magna of illusion 

 

I mean by that the mirror found 

 

In the chamber of jade grown like a seed 

 

Deep within the ground 

 

The mirror found by one man 

 

So on and off again he sailed the Europe's rim 

 

On and off, off and on until his time had come 

 

Through tears and smiles the last domain 

 

The rods of broken crystal 

 

On and off, and off again until his time had come 

 

Late to the story that had been 

 

But early to a riddle not yet begun 

 

August the first 1893 

 

The charmed ship Plutonia 

 

Sailed like a ray into Cornwall 

 

And none too soon it seems 

 

That night the captain's granddaughter 

 

Would be celebrating her birthday 

 

I've come a long way, said the captain 

 

From lost Christabel this night 

 

Accompanied by my dog familiar 

 

To blast your rafters with my surprise! 

 

Granddaughter, it's a foreign mirror 

 

Taken from the jungle by crime! 

 

Stories on land, storms at sea 'tween 1892 and '93 

 

When grandad sailed for Mexico 

 

When tables collapse 

 

And floors have filled 

 

And the party's over, it's all over 

 

Sea-dogs in rockers will dwell on doom 

 

I've warped the stuff of ground 

 

What seems to be is not 

 

Behind closed eyes 

 

Realize your sight 

 

Mine, granddaughter, proves a surprise 

 

More light than sun 

 

More dark than night then 

 

More a snare than lust 

 

   

 

Les Invisibles 

 

Along the world axis 

 

The Empress lay sleeping 

 

To the rhyme of the, of the, of the star clock 

 

Seven sleepers 

 

Seven sages 

 

Seven ladders to the, to the Seventh heaven 

 

Seven stars 

 

Had Ursa Major 

 

Tables turning, turning 

 

And rain maker 

 

While the seven 

 

The visitors 

 

All went, all went a drumming 

 

Dance a Don Pedro 

 

Do the Don Pedro 

 

Games after death 

 

Night dances 'round 

 

Samedi and Petre 

 

In Alchemy 

 

Salute the Four Quarters 

 

Before I leave your eyes 

 

Twinned in the mirror 

 

Les Mesteres come 

 

End me adoration 

 

Before I leave your eyes 

 

World in the mirror 

 

Waters of amnesia come 

 

Do you know, do you know 

 

The court of Eve 

 

Beneath the Polar Mountain 

 

Rose cross and crosser there 

 

Symbols of the swan 

 

Aerial races 

 

In rotation over 

 

The magical casement 

 

Visions of a parallel world 

 

Dance a Don Pedro 

 

Do the Don Pedro 

 

Games after death 

 

Night dances 'round 

 

Samedi and Petre 

 

In Alchemy