Goblin Potion

 

Round & round the gobbelins go! drink the gobbelin potion

Gooble gobble gooble gobble, drink the potion down!

 

1 sip of this gobbelin potion, fill you up with vigor

Strength & virile energy from your head down to your toes

1 nip of this elixir assures to satisfy

Then you’ll know what we all know

 

1 sip of this gobbelin potion & you may want another!

Another sip is sure to leave you charmed.

If you’ve had a sip or 2 & you now thirst for more,

I tell you there’s no need to be alarmed,

there’s plenty!!

 

See the world thru lime colored glasses

Yer ankles will sprout wings!

Sing & dance for 6 days straight

& you’ll be seeing things!

Dangling from the power line

A faery cuts you down

But just before you hit the ground,
You’ve found.. you’re..

Tendrils & Tentacles

 

As above, so below

Shut the hatch, down we go

Underneath the sunken City of the Aboleth

Dark & silent, weird and cold

Something hidden takes ahold

Wriggle free with little wrinkles in the outer hull

(Chorus)

What’s in the black deep? Has it been asleep for all time?

And did it wake up because of something we did in our submarine?

Murky mists of blood and ink try to pull us in the drink

Engines full away from mouths and slimy mandibles

Try not to spill your cup, there’s no place to go but up

Fire torpedoes at tendrils and tentacles

(Chorus)

What’s in the black deep? Has it been asleep for all time?

And did it wake up because of something we did in our submarine?

 

Obelisk

 

We’ve been watching you since the Obelisk

We don’t think the same way about time

But if you knew just how long it’s been

You’d probably lose your mind

 

We’re the apple you bite in each age

Dreaming riddles of fire and steel

Build a temple and a citadel

And the endless grinding wheel

 

Gather all your people close at hand

Make this place of stone and death expand

Then it grows by eating what’s outside

Turns water into sand and empties every hand

For you and I

 

We dance between raindrops

We rule the World Below

The sunlight, ancient enemy

We wait in halls of stone

 

Every secret of the powerful

Relates to our big plan

Each black cloud from your factories

Is a gift to Lizardmen

 

And now we usher in the Age of Steam

Choking smoke blows forth from our machine

And from the engine room there comes a cry:

“The fire’s burned too long, there’s nothing to throw on

But you and I”

 

Your Unicorn Friend

 

Each night I lay down in the comfort of my lair

I wander the Grey in a magical chair

I meet wretched creatures with skin white as snow

And long flowing hair made of gold

Long flowing hair made of gold

 

(Chorus)

Your wretched music bugs the shit out of me

The trees wave happily in time

There is no defense, no escape from me

Slaughtering Elves in a dream

 

I pop out of nowhere, I loom in the sky

If they don’t wake screaming then in dreams they die

Your unicorn friend suddenly looks like me

And gores you by the shore of the sea

And gores you by the shore of the sea

(Chorus)

 

Thee Wilde Hunt

 

Tonight we will paint our faces white

White as a spectre, a vapor, a fright

We’ll scream on high as we ride through the night

On wilde horses, the cold north wind

 

(chorus)

Tonight we ride! lightning hand! thunderclap!

Strikes a bolt of fire! wild eyed wanderer

Comes the hunter, witches & goblins at play

Dance enchanted!

 

Tonight we’ll paint our faces green

Green as an arbour, the farther we’ve seen

Seen through the leaves of the forest a tree of time

Tonight we’ll paint our faces in vine

 

Tonight we’ll paint our faces red

Red as the blood in the bones of the dead

Red fade to brown, fade to black, fade to grey

Grey as the memories of death’s decay

Razorback Snaggleclaw

 

Tiretread speedbump, rotted bloody heffalump

Cranium spread all around, entrails guts spilled on the ground

Razorback Snaggleclaw howling at the moon

When you hear it wailing you’ll turn crazy as a loon

Vulture spiral, Celtic knot

Carrion stench spreads as it rots

Maggots mourn their meaty feast

And as night falls, wakes the beast

Razorback Snaggleclaw creeping down the line

Roadkill siren just a matter of time

 

Rapier and the Wave

 

From the gallows the skeleton key passed from my father to me

He said it would guide me home but he never explained it to me

And in the tavern I was a wretch; I’d sell you my hat for your last swig of ale

I awoke from a blackout in uniform under a sail

And on that frigate, three days from land

I raised my right hand

For the promise of rum and a meal

I took up their steel

And I realized I was serving the crown that had driven the People underground

What made me take the oath and risk an early grave?

It was only to live another day

And I know I will never be saved for I live by the Crown and the Wave

And I know I will never be saved for I live by the Rapier and the Wave

We were listing hard to port

I awoke to a ship full of plague

The rocks approaching, I told the captain

He laughed blood and sent me away

With a twist I opened the key

At the edge of the sea

A map in my grandfather’s hand

With a star and an ‘X’ in the sand

And I realized I was serving the Crown that had hunted my grandfather down

What made me break my oath and jump into the waves?

It was only to live another day

And I know I will never be saved for I live by the Rapier and the Wave

And I know I will never be enslaved for I live by the Rapier and the Wave

With this black pearl in my ear

And a crew that has mastered its fear

We seek out an island with secrets beneath in the sand

In battle our sword-arms have been forged

By mutiny our crew is enlarged

Our blood has turned to fire and rum

And the war on the Armada has begun

And since I started hunting the Crown, it is many a man I have drowned

What makes my swear an oath and leap into the fray?

In revenge for all the days they stole away

And I know I will never be saved for I live by the Rapier and the Wave

But I know I will never be enslaved for I live by the Rapier and the Wave

Switches

 

Mama had a baby, it was 1932

She didn’t have much money & she didn’t  know what to do

Papa was a railroad man & seldom was he seen

From living rambling on the rails of locomotive steam.

 

Late at night, she did lay awake & cry

Once she even prayed to God to take the babe away

Little did she know it was not God that heard her prayers

But the ears of the gobbelins hiding down below.

 

What of that horrid changeling thing they left to take its place?

Seething, leering, teething grin, purple eyes & greenish skin

Claws for baby fingernails, talon baby toes

Wisps of reddish auburn hair & baby beak-like nose

And if it were not queer enough to bring these things to mention

The slyly pointed spriggan ears might gather your attention

 

What happened to that baby taken where the gobbelins go?

Stealthily they steal away to caverns down below.

Down to goblin barter town, swap meat market underground

In a cave a tavern and a dungeon down below,

There you’ll hear the wailing sounds, in those caverns underground

Here’s what happened to the babe down where the goblins go

Fed on wax & vilest ichor, scraps of leather, slugs of liquor

Pinch the cheeks & tweak the nose, scuff the knees & stub the toes

They pulled the arms & ears so long that now the child is tough & strong

Though dirty feet & beat up face have lost their fair & pippin grace

 

Inverted Rainbow

 

We ride across the rainbow’s shadow

Singing as we go to battle

We can take the form of all your fears

And as you scream at nameless things

A horde of hungry gibberlings

Will hold you down and lick up all your tears

 

You left the door cracked, and your sleep will not be gentle

There’s a flaw in the circle on your floor

Summon us for pleasure, your distasteful cravings

But how will you sleep now that you can’t shut the door?

 

Unlight refracted, unreflected

Astral and the Prime connected

And at the end awaits a pot of worms

You think you’re clever but we’ll be here forever

Holding you down and making you squirm

 

You left the door cracked, and your sleep will not be gentle

There’s a flaw in the sigil on your floor

Summon us for pleasure, your distasteful cravings

But how will you sleep now that you can’t shut the door?

 

Cobbled Together

 

shake them rattlesnake rattles, rattle them skeleton bones

shake that old jaw rattle, rattle ‘em tin can stones

stompdown boots on a floor board, rocking horse people on chairs

hopped up & jumped out the window

rockabilly falling down stairs

 

(chorus)

bid farewell to shoestring sally, leaving on an eastbound train

hitched up with boxcar lilly, never coming back again

 

9-6-3 my goose drank tea, monkey chewed some gum

& it was sugar free, everything was just about as nice as it could be

 

keep it all cobbled together from a rag on bone

stitched up & patchworked together

cut throat jagged old frankenstein scars

snaggletoothed gobbelin smile

oh! strut around rooster tail, wicked old talon on bone

bloody old butterfly, flick of the wrist

& the dirty old deed is done

 

(chorus)

 

wine for the goose, shake your caboose

get tight honey, get loose, monkey chewed tobacco & he’s spitting the juice

 

keep it all cobbled together, brick & mortar & stone

spikes & nails & iron rails, rattlin’ skeleton bones

howl howl like a banshee, blow those whistles & steam

here comes the old top hatter, filigree pocket watch chain

 

(chorus)

 

3-6-9 the goose drank wine, the monkey chewed tobacco on the streetcar line

the line broke, the monkey got choked & they all went to heaven in a little row boat