The Androgyne Show

by Sister Chain & Brother John

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released 24 February 2012

Written and performed by Sister Chain & Brother John

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Track Name: Satan Said
Satan said: bite yourself
Daddy said nothing
Jesus said: love yourself
for I am within you.
But I bit bite bit
Bit after bit

Glory earlied up my stairs
Clicked her heels by my bed –
Woke me up: “Look to the Garden!”
NO... NO...

Love dusked at my window
“see the waves outside –
chase ’em with me”
But the sea was murky
& the moon was thin

& Satan said: bite yourself
& daddy said nothing
& Jesus said: love yourself
for I am within you
so I bit bite bit
Bit after bit.
Track Name: The Androgyne Show
They call it the androgyne show
And if you show them you’re real
And if you win, you can
Take the other contestants as slaves
Or give them as presents
to your friends back home

All the girls have tattoos of girls
on their breasts
but I don’t wanna see anybody else
in the mirror!

I can sing louder
I can strangle them with wire
Someday he’ll come the man I love
far better than you all

"some day he’ll come along the man I love
And he’ll be big and strong the man I love"
Track Name: Meet Me In The Darkness
Meet me in the darkness
Meet me in the witching hour
Meet me by the crescent
Ashen, iridescent
Meet me in the tower
Sailing on a black lake I shall be
You shall be mine.

Meet me in the darkness
Meet me with your wicked song
As the moon entices
and a thin cloud ices
Meet me when the bell’s gone
Barefoot by the water I shall be
You shall be mine.

Into my kingdom come
Dry leaves and sickly blossom
Taking my patient arm after years at Last!
Into my kingdom come
Dry leaves and sickly blossom
Rest in my patient arm to the last.

Meet me in the darkness
Meet me in the room of tears
Paling in a tender
Whispering surrender
Meet me when the end nears
Shadow at the bedside I shall be
You shall be mine

Meet me in the Darkness
Meet me in my final hour
Hand upon a curtain
Serpentine and certain
Meet me and devour
Motionless and wakeful I shall be
You shall be mine

Into my kingdom come
Dry leaves and sickly blossom
Taking my patient arm after years at Last!
Into my kingdom come
Dry leaves and sickly blossom
Rest in my patient arm
To the last.

Meet me in the darkness
Meet me in the witching hour
Meet me by the crescent
Ashen iridescent
Meet me in the tower
Sailing on a black lake I shall be
You shall be mine
Track Name: Modern Love
The crystal in your smile kills Valentine
He Cries: remember her to him and dead
He drops, blood dripping from a drooping head
I lift it and discover it is mine

When love runs dry I drink the poisonous charm
From your cool shoulder and await the shakes.
Then slow sad voices thunder as the morning makes
Me rise and let go your evasive arm

We meet again, each careful, each suspecting
You like this hateful distance? It’s a place
I’ve learned how to behave in, how to lace
An angry tear and know what lies in waiting

Too long, too bitter I’ve remained and sought
Your treasures ‘twixt to have and to have not
Track Name: A Key To The Light
A key to the light in the dark
When there’s only a touch of a fairy in sight
Ambling along
Doing the wrong
You know, I walk through these tunnels all day
Where it’s pretty go by and the ugliest stay
When I was young
I thought I was old
And now I’m tired

He’s taking me off to the west
And the west is the best
While the rest is at rest
Blue eyed and pale
Setting a sail
On a river of laughter and nails
We can skate all we like
Till the water’s ablaze
Love on the run
Used to be fun
But now I’m tired.

Let me go all the way
To where it’s far and in the hands of others
Where silver haired masters
Will guide me in sculptures
And I could be silent all day.

Let me go all the way
To where it’s far and in the hands of others
Where no more pretensions
And all good intentions
And no naughty passions go astray

Let me go all the way
To where it’s far and in the hands of others
Where silver haired masters
Will guide me in sculptures
And I could be silent all day.
I could be silent all day.
I could be silent all I could be silent all I could be silent all I could be silent all I could be silent all DAY
Track Name: The Gambler
…and I say but have you got what it takes
Baby, you’re the reason that my head’s in a mess
Baby, when I think of it I wanna step out to the strip on my own in a red satin nighty
Oh ho ho ho ho
I’m not one of your whores
Oh ho ho ho ho
In a red satin nighty
In a lush Hotel
Ringy ring the bell
Come to kiss and tell me you love me darling
Drunk with you I lie
Suddenly I spy
You’ve been on the sly all the time behind me
Oh ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho...

It was a king, stranger in tights
Selling advice to a lost leopard
(I am) Singing metaphors of class 74
My terrified face in the mirror
Oh ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho
Ho ho ho ho...
Track Name: One Two One Two
It’s so hard to be soft in the night
When I wanna demand and be bad
Is the lesson worth learning? and if it is
Then how long will it take to show?

Everything I want seems to be in the sky
and I thought it was natural
going on another journey, and why?
Is it really essential?

I am in the waiting room
But there’s no doctor behind the door
Like a bride without a groom
Like a flower on the floor

And the core of the matter
Is not that I’m in love with myself,
I’m in love with you.

Watching you undress
but the sea’s full of rats
I am worried about you.
They’re selling skeleton ashtrays
And black pointy boots
They are dancing about you.

Dry yourself on a rock
Disappearing in smoke
I can’t come to your rescue!

‘cause I am on a luxury boat
But the roap’s tied to the shore
Like a cat without a coat
Like a flower on the floor

And the core of the matter
Is, while you’re in love with yourself,
I’m in love with you.

There’ll be no second chance
No petitions or tears
Do they know in advance
When a star disappears?

And the core of the matter
The core of the matter
And the core of the matter

I’m in Love with you.
Track Name: The Last Room
She’s eaten, she’s danced
Admired the guests
Stepped through the chambers
Time & time again.

The dancing couples have dispersed
The kind old fools dragged home
She’s listened to them all.
She’s humoured them all.

Card tables stained – cast aside.
A violinist whispers to a maid.
Doors shut. Cabs depart.

The lonely rattle of her dress
in the long hall

Her tired eyes search and find
Her husband licking wine
Off someone else’s cleavage.
Track Name: When It All Comes Down
The spirit of Man had been crushed by the cog-wheels of profit
And the well-spring of hope was poisoned by poverty and pain
The brutish existence of toil would line the wallets
As the Philistines saw to it that the souls of the men were slain

So a new Dark-age descended for the underclass once more
As the Bankers grew bloated bellies on the corpses of the poor
Then it all came down . Then it all came crashing down

But the foul machine was built of a faulty construction
And by the light of perverted science was seen to bend
As it fed of itself on its passage to total destruction
Insensate to havoc and slaughter until the end

So the blood-dimmed tide was loosened and innocence was drowned
As the mighty industrial complex came smashing to the ground

When it all came down. When it all came smashing down
When it all came down. When it all came smashing crashing down
Track Name: On The Roof
I know I’m spoiled
And that many other people
have much better cause to suffer.
I know I’ve spoiled
every promise I have made you
with some cynical thought right after.
But now I’m done
Take me to your heart and save me
let me burn right deep inside you
Resentment, anger - I have none
Unfinished business finished now
I have the eyes to see you
Mouth to taste you
Soul to give you

With you I’m happy
You are naked and a man
You live right through me
See right to me
On the roof
And in my head.

Life’s leaving me
Rushing through my weakening fingers
In the noise I hear the silence
Life’s leaving me
First to walk along the side road
Then to drop all my defiance
And when it’s done
Take me to your heart and save me
Let me feel the sword that severs
When all the pain and rage is gone
I close my eyes and taste the rain
And wait to be together
(now forever)
(now and ever)

With you I’m happy
You are naked and a man
You live right through me
See right to me
On the roof
And in my head