Black Holes Are Here

by A.J. Kaufmann

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released September 8, 2015

A.J. Kaufmann – guitar, bass guitar, synth, percussion automata, voice.
Izabella Schoener – machines (2,4,6), album artwork.

Words and music by A.J. Kaufmann.

Recorded at Amaranth House and Calvert Avenue between 22/08/2015 – 08/09/2015.

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A.J. Kaufmann Poznań, Poland

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Artist photo by Barbara Janicka.

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Track Name: Bokonon
Bokonon

Well I climbed that frozen mountain
Just to tell you it’s not worth it
And the world will end without your
Guiding hand
Well I sailed the crystal waters
Just to prove you’ve got no father
And the seas won’t part
The world won’t start again
Cause it’s the end

I’ll be coming home tomorrow
Giving back the faith you borrowed
From the white man and the red man
From the good man and the bad man
From the feeble and the solid
From the happy and the worried
Cause I’m coming home to get them
Free them from the ape that ate them

So if god is your obsession
And your corpse is full of passion
Don’t you pass me by this lonely
Frozen void
Just release your earthly tension
Fill your mind with pure invention
We will leave this world forever
Making love
Cause that’s my goal

I’ll be coming home tomorrow
Like you do
Giving back the faith you borrowed
That you blew
From the white man and the black man
From the good man and the bad man
From the feeble and the solid
From the happy and from all your worried
Cause I’m coming home to get them
I'm gonna feed them to the ape that ate them
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Track Name: Pale Moon St
Pale Moon St

I met her first on Pale Moon Street
While the jazz wolves were on fire
I drove a rented Buick back then
With one flat iron tire
And the streetlight's been my poison
All the corners were my veins
I've had buckets full of human skulls
And fortune teller's fame
Got a dollar for my duties
And the gutters have no names
And there's always trouble waiting
And the ghetto is on flame

I met her first on Pale Moon Street
Now the sweet little girl is gone
I watched her coffin swaying down
I watched the beauty go

I met her first on Pale Moon Street
Our children then were born
They all did wear their father's mark
And mother's filthy horns
They all did have their father's voice
Their mother's sense of style
They all were planted deeply in
Most uncomforting whiles
They had to stare at pain and death
Before they came alive
She bites her lips and says proceed
With thief’s obnoxious jive

Should I hold on to my duty
Should I keep the dollar flow
Or rather rearrange myself
And let the good time roll

I met her first on Pale Moon Street
Where trees have wanting eyes
And sparkle deeply bearing sleep
Deep in their secret lives
Their leaves like cut-down mirrors
Or blind detective's hand
They tell ya stories of the wind
Though you'll never understand
When I was poor your love's been fierce
Now it's like shooting dummies
You treat yourself so seriously
Though the world outside’s so funny
Track Name: Clear Blue Sky
Clear Blue Sky

The tree line ends with clear blue sky
Wind is blowing in my hair
I watch the clouds above my head
As motionless I stand

A bird is swimming in the sunrise
I raise my hands to catch the skies
I almost touch the purple ending
I'm so very high

I raise my hand
And touch the area
Where the sun caressed the sea
I can see a figure standing
On the beach,
But it's not me
Track Name: In Yellow
In Yellow

Now if you met me before it’s over
And the other side of my face
Is not a neon, is no suggestion
Something you can wear
In yellow
We’d be forgiven
In yellow
We’d die
In yellow
Chasing shadows
In yellow
Disguise

Now if we made it we’d be
So much happier
There, before the fall
Its leaves would touch us with their
Secret language
Secret skylight so tall
In yellow
We’d be forgiven
In yellow
We’d die
In yellow
Chasing shadows
In yellow
Disguise

Burn a single rosa candle
Let her flames burn the walls
Life is paper, life is flaming
Through the mask of joy
In yellow
We’d be forgiven
In yellow
We’d die
In yellow
Chasing shadows
In yellow
Disguise
Track Name: The Story of I. and A.
The Story of I. and A.

My life’s so sardonic
You can base a film upon it
You can make my pictures walk
You can stick them to your wall
You can make me look much taller
You can make the city smaller
My life's so sarcastic
On the screen it looks fantastic

Her life is so contagious
You can call her tricks outrageous
You can set her clothes on fire
But you’ll never fake desire
She’s on many shiny covers
She did magazines and lovers
You can try and read her book
She’s the one who got you hooked

Her love is so platonic
Though she says it’s just harmonic
The screen must be much wider
To capture what's inside her
You can try to make a movie
You can make it look so groovy
But you need a diamond flowing
Not a naked starlet glowing

Yeah, I know we had it coming
I could hear the distant drumming
Now it’s time to do the casting
See the pretty people acting
I guess Brando does me good
I guess Hayworth fits her shoes
It’s a shame they’re all dead people
It’s a shame we’re both so brittle

Our life's so optimistic
But be careful while you mix it
You might breed some tiny monsters
It might not be what you wanted
We can trap you there forever
Twin the sewer and the leather
If the viewer wants to pay it
We’ll just shoot it and declare it

Is our social background showing
Is our love already growing
Can the real life be much harder
Can we take the script much farther
Well they filmed our death already
And we said we’re always ready
There’s no reason to be thin
We’re immortals shown on film

My life's so sardonic
Her life’s right there upon it
I made it by myself, love
I work what you’re afraid of
We’re coming from the dark streets
We made it to the best seats
We’re off to see our movie
We hope it’s really groovy
Track Name: Sullen Sea
Sullen Sea

Secret times
secret hands
reaching out
to the sand
finding way
moving deep
aching slowly
for relief
tired eyes
bitter views
I’m not here
so are you
we've been down
in the rain
never sure
never sane

Round and round where the horses scream
round and round to the sullen sea
round and round where the horses scream
round and round to the sullen sea
time is never on our side
death loses every time

playing chess
taking turns
doing tricks
not to burn
seen it all
been right there
empty hands
empty stare
several diamonds
in your hair
turn to ashes
in my glare
nothing’s pure
nothing’s new
seen it all
seen right through

Round and round where the horses scream
round and round to the sullen sea
round and round where the horses scream
round and round to the sullen sea
time is never on our side
death loses every time
Track Name: Madmens' Gallery
Madmen’s Gallery

I’m changing my mold back to mud
Keeping it straight in the circus
Drinking philosopher’s blood
Sailing on velvet horses

All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me
All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me

I’m putting down words to remind you
Everything comes to an end
Drifters keep passing, colliding
Satellites lost in the drain

All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me
All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me

Maybe my voice ain’t better
Than 12000 years ago
But babe, the pyramids stand right where
I thought I built them before

All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me
All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me

Cloudy majestic illusions
Black magic nights in Spain
All keep saying I’m late just when
I swore I won’t be late again

All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me
All I’m doing in the madmen’s gallery
All that’s happening, rock’n’roll is serving me

You say disappointment is easy
Well who were you hoping to find
A cat so stoned on your ancient love
That the neighbors say he lost his mind
Track Name: Sunrise in the Burning Valley
Sunrise in the Burning Valley

World without a wisdom calling
Sunrise drifts across the sea
Feeling like a summer cloud
Softly moving, totally free

People gather on the meadows
Looking at a different sky
Leaving Earth in early autumn
Watching as society dies

The gardener's inside of Eden
And his name it is not God
Walks in sunrise breeze so peaceful
Books of wisdom fall into the Void

The Golden Void does not exist
It only lasts within my mind
People walk upon the valley
Everyone has all the time
Track Name: A Fairytale
A Fairytale

The wind blows on
As if devastated cities meant nothing to it
The rain falls on
As if there was not enough of water in the park
The sky is bleak
As if stars were just reflections of the neon avenue
Now dark
As if night was just a vision of the day inside
Night is just a vision of the day inside
Night is just a vision, c'mon, let's take a ride
Take a ride with me

We'll go through the autobahn
And slide throughout the dusk
Wasteland lovers we are

We still believe
In humanity
We still believe
In fairytales...

The man stands tall
Though he's merely a human he claims the right to rule
His life so full
Of bogus revelations that guide to disillusions
And ecstasy
Could turn to despair in just a few fleeting seconds
And time
Time is just a vision of the fool inside
Time is just a vision of the fool inside
Time is just my vision, c'mon, let's take a ride
Take a ride with me

We'll go through the autobahn
And slide throughout the dusk
Wasteland lovers we are

We still believe
In humanity
We still believe
In fairytales...
Track Name: Love Songs to the Empty Sky
Love Songs to the Empty Sky

Love songs to the empty sky
Love songs just for you
Love songs to the carmine door
Love songs in lamplight's gloom
Love behind the glass
Love beyond the blue
The carmine door.
The ballroom floor
That's you

Love songs to the empty sky
Love songs for the weak
Love songs to the discontent
Where all the children bleed
Love behind all greed
Pain beyond all need
The rain still falls
The children bleed
The carmine door
That's me

Love songs for the unlimited
Love songs for the clouds
Love songs for the rainbows
For the rust
Love beyond all cost
Faith above all lust
The carmine door
The raven’s sigh
That’s I
Track Name: Poised and Ready
Poised and Ready

Read my lips said the crazed actress
And move on over here
Sit right down, to entertain
To wipe away your fears
Drinks to choose, of broken glass
Falling over neon floors
Climbing up the crowded step
Buttons on a shirt exposed
Her chandeliers broke out aloud
Her dress was gold that's stylish now
With your comforts don't abuse me
Don't refuse me, don't confuse me

Move your lovely ass my way
Don't you want to be her daddy
Don't you want to take it all
You know I'm poised and ready
Poised and ready

Read my lips she said again
Then licked those lips and made them work
A corkscrew heart would fit quite right
All this shimmy shaken cold
Stirred I walked out of the door
Pouring still as to her side
The ride went on with all aboard
The clubs to move, the reasons why
Fragments of some beauty lost
Falling on her wooden crowds
With your manners don't abuse me
Don't refuse me, don't confuse me

Move your lovely ass my way
Don't you want to be her daddy
Don't you want to take me whole
You know I'm poised and ready
Poised and ready