Sunday, May 6, 2018

Pinyon Viscosity

Stark naked Judge passes camp
as he’s making the rounds
What he finds is what he’s found
Twenty heads with ears to the ground
Whoa ooh whoa
What’s your velocity?
What’s your trajectory?
Got a bag of slugs
Pinyon viscosity

from Evening Redness in the West, released June 25, 2016

Moon and Submoon

Tall lights on the route tonight
Neon strobes in the horse stalls
Men in greasy suits up against the wall
+ the wolves are screaming at the moon
I suppose the same
can be said for those
who are dead
But who the hell knows?


from Evening Redness in the West, released June 25, 2016

Straw Army

It’s a straw army, oh no
They’ve come to get us, put us in I suppose
Should we wait right here
Go find a cave to hide in
Or head on down to Old Mexico
A straw army
Coming on down the road

Ox Moscow

Gibberish and sibboleths
The war of which you speak
And all the words you seek
Fall on Deaf Ears
Gotta get a ride
to Ox Moscow
Gonna get a rise
in Ox Moscow (x 5)


from Evening Redness in the West, released June 25, 2016

https://fuguerscove1.bandcamp.com/track/ox-moscow

Rattlesnake Master

Master of none
Gonna kill my son
If the end reveals
what the book done told
Human heads bought and sold
by the lowest bidder


from Evening Redness in the West, released June 25, 2016

https://fuguerscove1.bandcamp.com/track/rattlesnake-master

Execution Museum

The skin from scalps is sticky
The Judge, with hand on his . . .
turns sand to blood as he
smiles, spits he tells me
It’s the start of your death
And you know nothing yet
The light’s gone and wretched
Curl in a coil, their last rites
Howl of squalor
now relish your appetities
[and the rest of us
slouch and bear witness]
Execution Museum (x 3)

from Evening Redness in the West, released June 25, 2016

Lonesome Whistle

The sun is up and yet I see no sky
The zephyr scalds and the well is dry
Ants crawl into the eaves and sicken the settlers with their poisoning
We promised a tramp that we’d set up camp but we changed our minds
The answer to our prayers is the iron road


from Evening Redness in the West, released June 25, 2016