Soapbox Oration at the Blind Square

by A.J. Kaufmann

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Recorded April 28 2017, these are recent poems set to minimalistic acoustic guitar. Unpretentious first takes and home brewed simplicity.

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released April 29, 2017

Adam Jan Kaufmann - voice, acoustic guitar.
Yuliia Andriichuk - cover photo.

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Track Name: Nighttime
Nighttime

Wild storms in your body this night
Watching all your world falling down from your hands
To this world of mine
Silence is growing here
We’re falling into the wells of time, nighttime coming
Holding hands we cry

Nighttime, it gets all of our best time
Draws on the last line
Crowds the neon sea
Nighttime, I never wanted this bright light
But it's coming on tonight
And you're going to see

Wait there, and I’ll come in your sleep
Stalking in between your legs and waiting
For your drops of rain
Tell me, what’s that spell that you got
I praise you with all the might that I got
Here in my magician’s heart

Nighttime, falling from daytime
Makes no use of the bright time
Uses all of our spare time
Nighttime, I never wanted this bright light
But it's falling on daylight
And it's drifting on till you see

Yes I think you’re so rare
Girl, you’re so rare
Track Name: Petrified
Petrified

You spent a whole age waiting here
Dancing with the flames
Spent a whole age sleeping dear
When the warheads came
You survived apocalypse
You denied their frozen time
Now the race depends on you
Faster till you die

Petrified
Left witness to the tide
Petrified
In the cruel atomic night

You’ve gathered wisdom spent an age
Learning teaching what you knew
All you know is human history
Greater minds will come for you
You’ll discuss the fallen race
Read whatever survives
Now the future is on us
Faster till you die

Petrified
Left witness to the tide
Petrified
In the cruel atomic night

Nothing to discover here
Just another corpse
If the rays of sun don’t get you
Blame it on the snow
Winter came so long and mean
Brought on by men by men
Sky is finally for the wolves
Ocean for the damned

Petrified
Left witness to the tide
Petrified
In the cruel atomic night
Track Name: Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

So we’re moving with the future
We’re no prisoners anymore
And our minds are glowing brighter
Than the skies of eastern shores
Where we landed first as children
And we’re leaving like a sage
On a crutch of silver starlight
With a mind that’s clear of rage

Ghost of time has found us now
Ghost of time is driving us
Ghost of time that’s moving on
Ghost of time and golden dawn

Dedicated to our kindness
We keep moving with the times
There’s destruction all around us
There’s a splinter in our mind
So we look back to remember
But the memory hurts so bad
We once had us starving oceans
Whispering prayers in our heads
Track Name: Jackal on Wheels
Jackal on Wheels

Silver wind blows in my hair
The sun is very high
I’m lurking twisting in my lair
Waiting for the night
I get my bike behind the rocks
Way above the stars
Riding faster than a demon
I’ve got all the parts

Cause I’m a jackal on wheels
Prowling the town
Just a jackal on wheels
Riding around

Darkened eyes of father time
Scan me like a dream
Hiding learning from the dark
Human and machine
I get my kicks when twilight licks
Sticks with what I am
Riding faster than a demon
Leaving all the jams

Cause I’m a jackal on wheels
Prowling the town
Just a jackal on wheels
Riding around

No remorse from where I came
No pity for the weak
Nothing beats inside your heart
Except the blood I creep
I hunt for you when the day is through
I always get my share
Riding faster than a demon
Killing without care

Cause I’m a jackal on wheels
Prowling the town
Just a jackal on wheels
Riding around
Track Name: Pussy Promenade
Pussy Promenade

Need a woman fast need a woman good
Doing what you can doing what you should
Take a ride uptown take a ride downtown
Know a perfect lay always can be found

You’ll find her in the light
But you’ll lose her in the shade
Take a good look around
You're on Pussy Promenade

Need a loving action need a one night stand
Need a midnight angel that can understand
Get your motorbike ready for some love
Say I got your old lady burning like a stove

You’ll love her in the light
You’ll learn to hate her in the shade
Take a good look around
You're on Pussy Promenade

And if you need madness and if you need filth
I can guarantee you that’s the place to be
Find another lay find another thrill
No one’s stopping you and you ain’t paying your bills

You’ll pay her in the light
You’ll pay her double in the shade
Take a good look around
You're on Pussy Promenade

This is rock’n’roll this is scoring zone
Leave the troubles be leave the weak alone
They can never even dream of the sin that you taste
Waiting for the dawn to lay it all to waste

You’ll love her in the light
You’ll learn to hate her in the shade
Take a good look around
You're on Pussy Promenade
Track Name: Seductive Power
Seductive Power

We’re living in white giant tents
Near the old airport line
We’re having a quick conversation now
With the devils of our mind
We’re winning and we’re standing
In these ruins left behind

Where you’re standing in the hail now
Why you’re wasting every hour
You could be inside the tent love
Can’t you feel seductive power

You say Indians had it worse when
White conquerors came around
You say we’ve got our mission madness
They had nothing but the sun
Seems you’re standing in seclusion
And you’re waving chaos gun

What you’re using for your sadness
Geronimo’s faded flowers
Where’s the wilderness inside you
Can’t you feel seductive power

And you focus on me blindly
As you leave the future be
In a spot where tempests join their
Circling hands inside of me
And you think I’ll be your warrior
In this new eternity

Do you think I really want you
You turn all my thoughts to sour
You’re like acid rain for soul love
Can’t you feel seductive power
Track Name: Written Word
Written Word

Written word and all its flaws
Immortality of soul
Passing down black corridors
Wrapping space in plastic words
Trying your luck with love and lie
Truth and mirage all the same
Pale descriptions of one point
Before the big bang came

Can’t you see in nothingness
We’re the ego you caress
We’re the temples that you’ve built so long ago
Can’t you feel in emptiness
We’re the talent you possess
We’re the chaos that you’ve learnt to control
In written word

New descriptions of corrosion
Resting with the palms at sea
Twist like snakes of mind’s erosion
Incoherent till you weep
Trying your luck with peace and wartime
Death and life it’s all the same
Evolution of pollution
Creatures die and creatures dance

Can’t you see in nothingness
We’re the ego you caress
We’re the temples that you’ve built so long ago…

Written word must fail me now
I can’t read those alphabets
Focusing on human dirt
Not on angel loveliness
Trying your luck with cocktail riddles
Swarming fiddles of the moon
You could stay inside forever
Never leave your written room

Can’t you see in nothingness
We’re the ego you caress
We’re the temples that you’ve built so long ago…
Track Name: All Lost Things
All Lost Things

All lost things come together
They find themselves eventually
It’s a thick slow question
In the face of eternity
How the lost things sleep
In the face of free
Darkness breeds futility
I breed crosses
Religion and ecstasy
All lost things

No one stops my body
Nothing stops my brain
Will they find my soul
Sleeping down the drain
With another soul
Close to mine alive
Darkness breeds compassion
Light your candles
Light your candles all the time
All lost things

Thinking for my bones
Breaking law and order
Anything that stands was once
Chaos killing borders
Hearing their machine guns
Ending all I’ve done
For my life down here alone
Kicked around
Kicked around like a seedless
Needless stone
All lost things

Philosophy sleeps with me
Salutes death and woe
Pain’s the only answer
Why we continue the show
Playing immortal suicide
Acting before the world
Pity no one tramp them all
Now you've heard the good word
All lost things
Track Name: Grub Street
Grub Street

Something’s growing of the silence
In the mindlessness of days
We’re all waiting for our wings
We’re all flying anywhere
Just to get us out of here
To forget our twisted past
Grub Street is all evil
Grub Street is all hate

Can we flee and crash into
Another pane another door
Reach some people looking in
From a lazy outside world
Can we flee and die in peace
If we’re never given life
And if we’re still living cripples
Can you give us peace of mind

Grub Street makes us live this way
It’s the cardboard kingdom key
It’s the madness we were eating
For a several thousand years
It’s the danger that’s evolving
We’re still worms in fragile shells
When you walk above us mister
Our blood is what you shed

Incomplete we’re mess of ooze
Flesh inside a plastic box
Waiting to explode in sunlight
Like a butterfly of hope
Something’s lacking on street level
Poisons gas the morning air
Grub Street is a killer
Grub Street is mistake

Running but it’s wings we’re needing
Dying but it’s life we crave
When they’re done with us so smoothly
We’re not even getting graves
And we’ll never win this planet
We’ve death shackles on our feet
We ain’t never leaving sorry
Neighborhood of dead Grub Street
Track Name: Dark Genesis
Dark Genesis

Wait for the ruins they’ll arrive shortly
After you push that button of hate
Wait for the evil flesh of corruption
After you notice it’s already too late

And they’re winning
Writing dark genesis
Killing
Turning pain to phrases
Of a new and glowing sun
Of the final ultimate gun

You’ve been sleeping way too long
Missed the world and missed your time
Now it’s time for death and spirits
Burning in the cells of mind
Greatest tortures you imagine
Have been written in your books
You’re all angels flying blindly
On your cruel immortal hooks

You’re sinning
Writing dark genesis
Winning
Turning innocence to phrases of the dead
You’re the power head of hate
Very sad

You’ve been spitting into god’s face
You’ve been turning day to night
Stepped against all nature’s order
You’re the plate of bogus light
You’re the rotten fruit of passions
We’re now bound to overcome
If you make it dark genesis
You’ll reign high in kingdom come

Till the end of human days
In a whisper in a blaze
You’re sinning
Writing dark genesis
Killing
Turning innocence to phrases
Winning for now
Track Name: Bards of the Cavalcade Hall
Bards of the Cavalcade Hall

Do you follow songs of sunrise
Where the evening voices call
Do you come from puzzled cities
Where the grass don’t grow at all
Do you sleep on planet’s rooftops
Why you try to act so tall
We’re all playing with the bards here
Being trapped inside their hall

There’s no rescue, only laughter
Saves us from this bitter place
Cavalcades of monks keep passing
Spreading ashes on our face

Do you bring us news of madness
Angry vine erupts and falls
Shedding tears of repercussion
Values died in dirty scrawl
Are you reading thru the sadness
Do you know the living toll
We’re all playing with the bards here
Being trapped inside their hall

Do you think this madness ends here
Circus days have just begun
Cavalcades of joy are thrown at
Children starving in the sun

Do you trust in silent rainbows
Leaving footprints on your shawl
Falling on your nightmare armor
Hidden dance of billiard balls
Are you standing naked gazing
At your first subconscious stroll
We’re all playing with the bards here
Being trapped inside their hall

We’re so sad that this could happen
No release of mind will do
Cavalcades of madmen dying
One by one to look through you