Beneath The Eyrie Lyrics

The Arms Of Mrs. Mark Of Cain   (Francis)

I’m not proud but I know that I’m sane   

like a grouse who’s resigned to the blade

if you doubt and you think I’m profane

I’m in the arms of Mrs. Mark of Cain

 

My memories are all fables 

so I’m trying to get at the truth

and if you think I am able

well, have I got some news for you

I’m in the arms of Mrs. Mark of Cain

 

Hollywood, yes, it’s always the same

but it feels so damn good so I know I’ll be staying

no, I’m not underfoot I’ve been trying to explain 

I’m in the arms of Mrs. Mark of Cain

I’m in the arms of Mrs. Mark of Cain

I’m in the arms of Mrs. Mark of Cain

 

Graveyard Hill   (Francis/Lenchantin)

And when the moon grows smaller Donna picks out a flower 

gives her awitchy power there in the witching hour in the witching hour

 

Donna’s taking her potion eating all my devotion

fucking up my emotion in the witching hour

Donna picks her a flower in the witching hour

 

On the graveyard hill she’s calling out her curse

I’m taking my last breath with each chapter and each verse

and soon I will be killed

 

In the poisonous forest Donna lights up her torches 

her eyes are flying saucers her hair is black and gorgeous 

I see her down at the crossroads she can lead you to madness

she’s leading me into darkness in the witching hour

in the witching hour in the witching hour 

 

On the graveyard hill she’s calling out her curse

I’m taking my last breath with each chapter and each verse

and soon I will be killed

 

On the graveyard hill she’s calling out her curse

I’m taking my last breath with each chapter and each verse

and soon I will be killed and soon I will be killed

Catfish Kate   (Francis)

Call me devil call me friend but call me Black Jack Hooligan

I came all the way from Aberdeen to live among the go-betweens

let me tell you tell you about Catfish Kate in the time before when she’s just Kate

here in the mountains all alone before the time we called this home

 

Where is my angel fallen down at the river bottom and will she get away?

where is my Blackfoot blossom is she just playing possum who lives another day?

 

Here in the valley that we all know a river bend that’s deep and slow

where every creature drinks their fill and other creatures take their kill

now Katewent to catch a fish to put inside her favorite dish

a catfish grabbed her by the head and took her to his house instead

 

Where is my angel fallen down at the river bottom and will she get away?

where is my Blackfoot blossom is she just playing possum who lives another day?

 

Well, they wrestled all the day and night the morning showed the bloody sight

Kate all dressed in catfish clothes his whiskers for her catfish robe whiskers for her robe

 

Where is my angel fallen down at the river bottom and is she there to stay?

where is my Blackfoot blossom is she just playing possum who lives another day?

now she’s known as Catfish Kate

This Is My Fate  (Francis)

Lake of the long ton of the angel cake

only got one dirty mandrake

“hold that train” I told that skinner man

this is my place this is my fate

 

Cross of the one arm wine that’s fortified

now to hasten crucifixion 

“hold that train” I told that skinner man

this is my place

 

Take a little more drink that’s alright

take a little more drink it’s alright

take a little more drink that’s alright

take a little more drink this is my fate

“hold that train” I told that skinner man

 

Hey, mourningspirits singing Harmony

Borax Mine Works Valley Of Death

“hold that train” I told that skinner man

this is my place           

 

Take a little more drink that’s alright

take a little more drink it’s alright

take a little more drink that’s alright

take a little more drink 

this is my fate this is my place 

this is my fate this is my place

this is my fate this is my place  

this is my fate my fate my fate

Ready For Love   (Francis)

Don’t mind the rain but now it won’t stop                           you think that I’m vain but I’m calling your bluff                 I’m ready I’m ready I’m ready I’m ready for love   

 

You might think I’m vain but I’m calling your bluff              

I don’t mind the rain but I’m ready for love                      

I’m no poet not a sailor I don’t ride the setting sun             I’m succeeding as a “failer” but I don’t want to hurt no one  

 

And I don’t mind the rain, ah, but now it won’t stop           

you might think I’m vain but I’m not                                     you might think I’m vain but I’m calling your bluff              I’m ready for love I’m ready for love        

 

You might think I’m vain but I’m calling your bluff               and I don’t mind the rain but I’m ready for love                  

so I’ll say it once again I am ready for love  

Silver Bullet   (Francis)

A few dark words you said to me

I drew a blank and then I flew

I walked the plank into the blue

my heartbeat in leagues of silence

 

I walked along the coral snow

I saw some lights an old hotel 

the bell was rung the glasses filled

that cloudy drink that blackens bile

 

The shade is drawn with stem and vine

burned in the flame of a man condemned

with venom wine and golden dawn

a silver bullet in the chamber turning   

 

You said at last “let’s have a duel

out by the pines the day is warm”

I played the fool and when it passed

the gadflies swarmed and then they dined

 

The shade is drawn with stem and vine

burned in the flame of a man condemned

with venom wine and golden dawn

a silver bullet in the chamber turning  

 

The shade is drawn with stem and vine

burned in the flame of a man condemned

with venom wine and golden dawn

a silver bullet in the chamber turning

 

The shade is drawn with stem and vine

burned in the flame of a man condemned

with venom wine and golden dawn

a silver bullet in the chamber turning

The Long Rider   (Francis/Lenchantin)

Have you seen my Desiree? 

She rides the sea of silver gray

You’ll find her at the end of summer’s day

 

The waves were high and crystal clean

If I were you and you were me 

We would do the same as Desiree 

Just slay it

 

Long rider in the morning tide 

(She) Took the Hwy to the County Line

She wiped out in the modern sense

Take it away now

 

Long rider in the morning tide

(She) Took the highway to the County Line

She wiped out in the modern sense

Take it away now

 

Bridge (spoken libretto)

I believe in Miki Dora "Da Cat", I believe in Whitey, Greenough and Nat, I believe in Leonard, Peanuts and Yan 

I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe, I believe 

 

Have you seen my Desiree?

She rides the wave of silver grey 

Just slay it

 

Long rider in the morning tide 

(She) Took the Hwy to the County Line

She wiped out in the modern sense

Take it away now

 

Long rider in the morning tide 

Took the Hwy to the County Line

She wiped out in the modern sense

Take it away now

 

Long rider in the morning tide 

Took the Hwy to the County Line

She wiped out in the modern sense

Just slay it

Los Surfer Muertos (Francis/Lenchantin)

On a beach near Mexico 

Los Surfers Muertos raved

about a break on a shallow cove 

the Killer Dana Wave

 

Los Surfers Muertos

vivieron antes del puerto

where she came from

she rode the wave on her long gun

 

“Just one more ride”

the last words she said

Killer Dana took her life instead

Way over head

she caught her last big wave

Killer Dana took her life away

St. Nazaire (Francis)

Down at the rocks at Saint Nazaire

I drank a bottle and a fuck me prayer

I washed out with the greasy tide

I went down on the selkie bride

 

Her daddy’s dead and her eyes are black

smells like spliff and Armagnac

she lost her coat but I like her style

she lost her head but I like her smile

 

I’m all done talking to you, oh

and I don’t wanna be true, no

I’m all done talking to you

 

I drank a bottle and afuck me prayer

down at the rocks at Saint Nazaire

her daddy’s dead and her eyes are black

I washed out never going back

 

I’m all done talking to you, oh

and I don’t wanna be true, no

I’m done with talking to you

 

I’m all done talking to you, oh

and I don’t wanna be true, no

I’m done with talking to you

Bird Of Prey   (Francis)

Little birdie little birdie little birdie little birdie

 

I’ll set my broken bone

with a twist and a crack

now your cover’s blown

you buried me but I came back

you’ve stolen my tomorrow

so I come for it today 

you stole it when you stole my yesterday

 

Little birdie little birdie little birdie little birdie

 

Here in my heart I hear you far away

deep in the dark my little bird of prey

I have your mark

 

Well, I’m flying through the rag  

crack the whip from my caleche

I have the horse’s speed 

and if I need the horse’s flesh    

fire for the tallow

but I still can’t find the way

you stole it when you stole my yesterday

Here in my heart I hear you far away

deep in the dark my little bird of prey

I have your mark I hear you far away

deep in my heart my little bird of prey

I have your mark

 

Little birdie little birdie little birdie little birdie

Daniel Boone   (Francis)

Last night I was driving around nothing to do, thinking of you

I sighted here on the bend reindeer and then it was through

 

And I floated toward the moon and I noted from on high

that the Lord Howe reef looks like Daniel Boone and he was showing me his smile

 

Last night I was driving around nothing to do, thinking of you

I sighted there on the bend reindeer and then it was through

 

And I floated toward the moon and I noted from on high

that the Lord Howe reef looks like Daniel Boone and he was showing me his smile

 

Sometimes I see white sometimes blue, blue

 

And I’m floating down to you and I’m noting from on high

that the Lord Howe reef looks like Daniel Boone and he is showing me his smile and 

he is showing me his smile

 

Death Horizon (Francis)

This drink is tranquilizing

just look at us two

asleep at the beach at Waikiki

so I find it very surprising

he’s coming to you

but I am thankful that he helped me to see 

 

You say he’s not around

aw, would you, please?

I’ve seen you looking down at me

 

Have you seen the death horizon 

just there out of view

way low in the sky beyond the sea?

and I can feel that the temperature’s rising

but what can you do?

‘cause that death horizon gonna burn you right through

 

You say he’s not around

aw, would you, please?

I’ve seen you looking down at me

 

Have you seen the death horizon 

just there out of view

way low in the sky beyond the sea?