On The Edge Of Boredom

by Syd R Duke

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released May 26, 2008

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Track Name: Revolution In The Head
swimming up the river of your mind
far in meet the giver of your life
failing is the world's way of saying you're right
failing is the world's way to keep you in sight

and soon you'll know what is happening here
and soon you'll know why there's nothing to fear
and soon you'll know how to break down the wall
and soon you'll know that there's nothing at all


follow undead armies to your grave
shallow unfed legions, wave after wave
wielding severed claws and rotting teeth
onward gnashing jaws and stamping feet

you'll never know what is happening here
you'll never know why there's nothing to fear
you'll never know how to break down the wall
you'll never know that there's nothing at all


summon fallen squadrons to your side
pushing back defence lines, marching wide
lay this world to waste and burn the trees
we won't stop until this land is deceased



acres upon acres of burnt, scattered, ruinous land
the still sea weeps silently under a deep grey sky
a single bird hovers overhead
searching for food for its starving family
the sun sets blood red
closes its sleepy eyes on the world
never to rise again

o! weep sad city
ye that are fallen into the dust
and the dirt out of which we were raised
o! weep sad city
the people that once saw a great light
now walk in darkness
o! weep sad city
your fair mother has fallen
writhing, spitting
on the ground
where sleep poison, sins & money
o! weep sad city
for your brothers
your sisters
your children
your shallow mind denies all probability
weep now
or forever hold your peace

and yet...

venomous snakes spitting
wild cats howling
there is no-one left to weep
Track Name: Oh My
falling fast to reach the sky
faith believes nor questions why
don't know what i'm here to do
don't know why i'm here with you

i'm wasting my time
i'm wasting my time
i'm wasting my time
oh my oh my oh my

if jesus is the one true lord
can buddha have the final word?
if mohammed has got it right
how can i ever see the light?

i'm wasting my time
am i wasting my time
if i'm wasting my time
should i just

some people want to leave this place
we're happy going our own pace
to reach the stars would be untrue
to grasp the gutter's what i'll do

i'm wasting my time
i'm wasting my time
i'm wasting my time
oh my oh my oh my
Track Name: Dusky Red (feat. Jim Morrison)
speak to werther, hear his cry
hear him say his time is nigh
follow him and lose yourself
follow him and no-one else

bodhidharma says sit down
time to spread some peace around
need to heed his sound advice
no-one should leave here tonight

(lock the doors
chain the gangways
tie the people to their seats
no-one leaves tonight)

pour the oil of sacred rites
set a flame to charge the night
flay the beast that charges on
flay this evil singer's song

(i am the lizard king
retire now to your tents and to your dreams
tomorrow we enter the town of my birth
i want to be ready)
Track Name: Birdsong
i'm afraid it's true i've lost my mind
it's been going now for quite some time
it simply wouldn't wait
and now i'm far too late
i'm afraid it's true, i've lost my mind

haven't been to sleep and it's getting light
i woke up at noon, i stayed up all night
i'm singing to the birds
they're hearing every word
haven't been to sleep and it's getting light
Track Name: Mindless
so there is no way to make the right mistakes
i would have told you that yesterday
and now you're mindless, declaring that they're fakes
i would have told you that yesterday

to be so whiny must really be a pain
you seem unhappy, it really is a shame

your useless knowledge must really hurt your mind
you are precisely what i wouldn't be
i can't explain how much fault there is to find
in what you think and what you say to me

to be so whiny must really be a pain
you seem unhappy, it really is a shame
Track Name: Paint Me A Picture
on the floor, on my back
drank a lot, smoked a pack
rollerblades and motorcars
won't get me to where you are

crazy dreams of thumping beats
fancy dreams of diamond streets
music takes all stress away
music lives another day

what're you doing?
what'd you say?
stop looking at me
please go away


foolishly believe my eyes
see the heavens in the skies
what's up there, i need to know
take me there, i want to go

fly with the eagle
soar with the breeze
paint me a picture
stay with me please


pull my legs beneath my spine
meditate to pass the time
concentrate on between breaths
concentrate myself to death

tumbling inwards
towards my goal
cut off the anchor
touching my soul
Track Name: Gutter/Stars
one frail hand on the gutter
one weak hand on the stars
got one hand on walking
got the other on cars

i wonder whether
i should win or lose
i never know
which one to choose


i could act well-mannered
i could be uncouth
i could play pretentious
i could seem unschooled

would it even matter?
should you even care?
why's the art of music
all gone so vanity fair?


bet you think you're helping
when you're proving the proof
keep on asking questions
i might just tell you the truth

smile away in your office
stab some backs to get paid
there the mighty are fallen
here the humble are raised
Track Name: Capo Five
have you ever seen life move?
have you ever seen it groove?
did you know there's nothing there?
did you know life's yours to share?

wonder what is going on
think of what you've gained and won
leave behind the sore of pain and doubt
you don't when you'll be moving out

and there's nothing you can do
but to live life with pride
and there's nothing you can say
but you never had to hide
and there's nothing you can keep
so you needn't have tried
when it's over you say goodbye

one day walking down the road
a friend of mine was getting cold
said "i need some help, oh man"
lit a fire and now he's gone

moving on, it's faster now
falling up and down and round
you should stop here, take some time to breathe
you should live here, you should never leave

and there's nothing you can do
but to live life with pride
and there's nothing you can say
but you never had to hide
and there's nothing you can keep
so you needn't have tried
when it's over you say goodbye

but nothing ever feels like it should
nothing ever feels like it should
nothing ever feels like it should
nothing ever feels like it should

and there's nothing you can do
but to live life with pride
and there's nothing you can say
but you never had to hide
and there's nothing you can keep
so you needn't have tried
when it's over you say goodbye