Silent Revolution, Deafening Meditation

by A.J. Kaufmann

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released August 24, 2015

A.J. Kaufmann – guitar, bass guitar, percussion automata, voice.

Words and music by A.J. Kaufmann.

Recorded at Amaranth House and Calvert Avenue August 18-24 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: We Are Smoke
We Are Smoke

You can't see us, we are shadow
We are silent death, you know
We are nothing, we are shadow
We are glass and we are smoke

We are smoke
We are smoke
We are smoke
We are smoke

You can't touch us, we are vacuum
We are day and we are night
We are one and we are power
We are angels, we are knights
We were down and we were broke
But now we're glass and now we're smoke

We are smoke
We are smoke
We are smoke
We are smoke
We are smoke
We are smoke

We are sex and we are sexless
We are drugs and we are clean
We're the cut and we're the razor
We're the parts and we're machines
Track Name: Enola Gay
Enola Gay

Yeah I know you’re coming, baby
I can see you blowing over my head
You're gonna turn me to dust now, darling
You're gonna stay all glad

And you hit me with your ray
Yeah, you hit me with your ray
Yeah, you hit me with your ray
Enola Gay
Hey hey hey, your ray
Your ray, hey hey hey

I see your tiny lightbulb, baby
Turning men to a giant sun
A big, big impression you've made
Ah, it’s a pity that my day is done

Cause you hit me with your ray
Yeah, you hit me with your ray
Yeah, you hit me with your ray
Enola Gay
Hey hey hey, your ray
Your ray, hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey

Well I can see you painted me
All over your brand new skin
I guess my skin is your skin now, darling
And you’ve ruined all my seams

Cause you hit me with your ray
Yeah, you hit me with your ray
Yeah, you hit me with your ray
Hit me again, Enola Gay
Hey hey hey, your ray
Your ray, hey hey hey
Track Name: Back on the Streets
Back on the Streets

Back on the streets
I'm the gun and the throne
Back on the streets
I made my enemies go
Back on the streets
I'm immortal illusions
Back on the streets
I'm narcotic delusions
Hey

I'm back on the streets again
I'm back on the streets again
I'm back on the streets again
Well that's right

Back on the streets
I'm the rope for mankind
Back on the streets
I'm radioactive mind
Back on the streets
I'm assassins of hate
Back on the streets
I'm clockwise late
Hey

I'm back on the streets again
I'm back on the streets again
I'm back on the streets again
Well that's right

I'm back on the streets again
I'm back on the streets again
I'm back on the streets again
Well that's right
Track Name: Wild Rabbits
Wild Rabbits

Tense wire
Tense wire
Go dancing in the south
Go dancing in the south
Where the wind is fine
Where the wind is fine
Yeah, fine

Pretty darkness
Pretty shore
Turn your wooden coat
Turn your wooden coat
Where the ocean's wide
Where the ocean's wide
Where the ocean's
Where the ocean's wide
Yeah

Wild rabbits run
Slow rabbits die
Wild rabbits run
Darken the sky

There's the moon machine
Everyone is singing
Everyone is singing
Everyone is singing
With the empty beach
Seashell kiss
There are broken tongues
There are broken tongues
Where the bell is wrong
Where the bell is wrong

Tense wire
Mad sparrow
The airport is on fire
Track Name: Night Chime
Night Chime

Is this highway headed west
Do you think it’ll do
Gotta make it one more time
You got closer to truth
Just a step away
I think you know what it means
No more wasting time now, baby
Don’t live in your dream

I’m living in your tides
Raising sand against your face
Something makes you turn around so fast

All the heroes on the highway speeding
While the town is wasting time
Don’t you know we’re headed for destruction
There’s no room for wrong or right
Nothing’s close to perfect reason
But you know it cannot last
Someone’s ready for the final supper
Someone’s moving way too fast

I’m living in your tides
Raising sand against your face
But something makes me turn around too fast
You're too fast
Walking on a night chime
Walking on a night chime
Walking on a night chime
Walking on a night chime
Walking on a night chime

Something makes you turn around too fast
Track Name: Berger Asparagus
Berger Asparagus

He spent his life on magic trips
And sailing far on wooden ships
They sang about on an old LP
That kept on spinning posthumously
He had his drugs he had his girls
He had a billion thousand thrills
Until the ships set course to damned
And reached the shore of Vietnam
I say damn
Vietnam
I say damn
Vietnam

He had his friends and walked the park
Like sun child god or a sudden spark
Of freedom growing in the trees
Where lucky creatures joined the feast
And life itself invited him
He had the love you keep within
Until they made him trip the van
And end up dead in Vietnam
I say damn
Vietnam
I say damn
Vietnam

He knew the score was loser’s pay
And lucky times won’t last a day
Eternal sidewalks guide his soul
To realms beyond the hands of law
And fear was nothing in his mind
For fountains sprang from hands untied
Until they made him trip the van
And killed a man in Vietnam
Killed a man
Vietnam
Killed a man
In Vietnam
Track Name: Curly Fist
Curly Fist

I woke up this morning
I'm still dreaming of you
Open your eyes
Imagine things we could do
With a bright flag
And a curly fist
I said yeah

Well, I'm a technical child
Got no future or views
But I believe I could
Get it on with you
My little bright flag
(Future and views, future and views)
And my curly fist
My little bright flag
And a curly fist
I said yeah
Fly

Well I got lost in the streets
And I had nothing to do
Smashed no walls
I wasn't breaking through
Cause I always knew it's a silly thing to do
Well instead I wait
And get high on you
My little bright flag
And a curly fist
Track Name: Huxley Invisible
Huxley Invisible

In my youth god gave me freedom on a sunbeam
And I rode it just like dragons into snow
And innocence was not on sale or offered
In the banks and greedy temples of the world
They will fall, they will fall
Fall on down
They will roll, they will roll
With the clowns

When I realized I’m paying for my freedom
I said take it back and sell it to the dead
And the horses of confusion pulled me over
Just like cops stopped by feasting on my grave
They will fall, they will fall
Fall on down
They will roll, they will roll
With the clowns
With the clowns
With the clowns
With the clowns
With the clowns

Are you speaking of the taste or of the measure
How much weight upon the shoulders of the world
Coming back from heavy trips to distant mountains
I’m the servant death perceives invisible
I will fall, I will fall
Fall on down
I will roll, I will roll
With the clowns
Track Name: Credit Cards and Skit
Credit Cards and Skit

Have you got a mind
Or are you all just blind
Following the rules
Automatic fools
Hanging on your strings
Obedient human beings
Soul is ill and mind away
When the hell will you awake
And see
Who you might be
What you might do
It's all up to you

Have you got a soul
Just what is your goal
You don't know yourself well
You're dying in a cell
Cameras everywhere
Eyes see here and there
Now everything in control
No time to love at all
You see
It wasn't meant to be
See what you must do
I leave it up to you

You've been living like a little girl in your little world
You've been living like a little girl in your little world
You've been living like a little girl in your little world
You've been living like a little girl in your little world
Track Name: Sabra Khaan
Sabra Khaan

I heard about a place called Sabra Khaan
A desert hidden city
Hidden in the sands
An icicle city within seas of cold
Where people never get old

Shangri-La of the ancient world
An island placed within
The sea of stones
Eden of the lost believers
String driven things they shiver

An icicle city within seas of cold
Where people never get old