All songs written by Pascale Michiels & Kathleen Vandenhoudt

except for Only Fishermen Know lyrics by Geert Tavernier,

translation by Peter Flynn


Skeleton Man


Do you hear the parade coming

See the skeleton man wavin' your flag

Do you hear him rattling his bones


Do you hear the parade coming

See the skeleton man waving your flag

You’d better run and hide


Do you hear the parade coming



Come what may


Take me to the place where you cast a stone

Take me come what may

Show me the place where the black waters flow

Don't dare to downplay


Be my Conjurman,

haunt me with your wicked word

break my innocence

Roll me in your vail

whisper "this is all absurd"

Come what may


Tell me loud and clear when the night is silent

Tell me I can stay

Show me your world where the truth is trampled

Don't dare to downplay



Ridin' the Rods


Oh She's riding the Rods


She’s free She's fast

She was the first but not the last

Independent a mind of her own

Banned for ever from her home

Lilith they call you a demon

Lilith you're only

you're only riding the Rods


Well She holds the Key of Life in her hands

With beautiful wings naked She stands

She's got the claws of an Eagelbird

And a crown of thorns but they don't hurt


Now she’s hidden way down in the dark

Coiled like a snake waiting for a spark

She was the first Eve was the last

Will she ever forsake the past

She's so alive

She's so witty

She inspires

She's so pretty

She's the ocean

She's the potion



Chain Gang


The sun burns harsh on their coarse skin

The work is rough but the men are tough

tough and slim


Penitentiary blues, they’re doing hard time

Following the rhythm of the chains

clinging in line


Blistered hand

Deserted land

Strained face

Prayin’ grace

Sing a song

Let’s move on


The chains are clinging

And the men are singing

They fix the road to the west coast


Only Fishermen know


Sailing is counting waves

knowing the currents

pushing back the absence

the want rising in the swell


Sailing is praying at sea

casting yourself on the waters

sawing up troubled patience

watching sky and sea

tangled up in endless bickering


And sailing is asking for silence

scissoring each wave in two

raging through fish shoal and mercy

cleaving heaven and hell


All in search of cod

a fisherman casts out his sparling

pushing them in

'till the nets are heavy and swelling

steady on their heels man or net missing nothing


Only fishermen know how to sail



Sweet Loving


Sweet sweet sweet sweet Loving

Light as a butterfly you take her to the sky

with nothing but loving


Baby baby baby it's in your tenderness

All you have is pure love nothing less

Baby baby baby

I must have done something right

To have and to hold such an angel by my side


Baby baby baby it's in your eyes

All your graceful colours shining bright

Baby baby baby you make me so complete

I pledge myself to you

yours is what I want to be



Faster


I'm off the beaten track

got a monkey on my back

I need a harbor

I'm thirsty as hell

lookin' for a well

I need some water

I'm rambling I'm trembling

waggling on my own two feet

The wheel is spinning faster


I'm traveling alone

I need a proper home

I need a token

I'm back to where I was no one to trust

I feel broken

I'm rambling I'm trembling

waggling on my own two feet

The wheel is spinning faster


I'm rambling I'm trembling

waggling on my own two feet

I'm shaking I'm breaking

your loving arms are all I need

The wheel is spinning faster



So Long


I've been sitting in the dark feeling bad 'cause something's wrong

Feel the need to break out but I'm bound and tied to this fear

Yeah I pull myself night in day out no urge to try no guts to dare

it's like a spiral dive into an empty space

caused by a broken wing


Oh lord why have you made the night so long


I've been drowning myself sinking deep no will to survive

The thoughts of my mind got stuck inbetween the lines

yeah I want to go out I want to break through

can somebody heal my feelings for you

cause I'm flying on one wing haven't got the heart to try



Steam in the Shack


Sharp dressed boys and scooter toys

It’s Friday night let the good times roll

Big boned ladies in a tiny dress

It’s Friday night they're shaking their ass


Steam in the shack shaking their ass

Heat in the shack shaking their ass


The shack is filled with a magic thrill

It’s Friday night You can't stand still

A shake a turn a move a flash

It’s Friday night they're shaking their ass



Spy Fly


What's that fly buzzing overthere

Fly Fly overthere


What's that fly buzzing in the air

Fly Fly in the air


Why's that fly buzzing everywhere

Fly Fly everywhere


I hear a buzzing fly somewhere

Spy Fly but where...



Crazy World


I saw a big fat boy eating burgers 'till he was sick

Skinny little women trying to get fit

I saw priests so greedy while selling the light

A little girl trying to paint her black skin white


It's a crazy crazy crazy, crazy crazy crazy world

crazy crazy crazy, crazy crazy crazy world


I saw rich folks throwing parties to get richer

I met a singer-songwriter with 229 stitches

A lonely hobo begging for a smile

For nothing but pride a father and his son fighting in the aisle

I saw an old couple kissing on the porch

A guy without legs running with a flickering torch

I saw children chasing fast cars on the screen

I saw myself in the mirror whatever that means



Cowgirls & Indians


There's a treehouse in the garden

there lives a Rebel from time to time

She refuses to wear her dresses

but that pair of jeans will do just fine


Sometimes a cowgirl, sometimes an indian

but always with a ponytail

Her little bicycle is Jolly Jumper

they ride through the endless cornfields

through trials and tribulations


Sometimes a cowgirl, sometimes an indian,

but always with a ponytail


Her bow & arrow is the armour

her cardboard telescope her eagle eyes

Two pigeon feathers and whooping noises

to fight with the boys next door


Saving porcupines and little rabits

digging shelters for the mice

She makes clay from sand & water

to strike & stripe her cheeky face

ready for the battle



Wasted Words


So much talking ‘round

so little to say

I know you’re wasting words

what a waste of time

So much talking ‘round

why not giving in

nobody gives a damn

nobody’s listening


So much talking ‘round

but little to say yeah

I know that you’re wasting words

what a waste of time

wasting our time

you are wasting our time

we all know the fall is deep

but you think you shine


time is everything

but you just want to waste it

don’t fill us full of shit

We don’t wanna taste it


So much talking ‘round

so little to say

So much talking ‘round

so little to say


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wasting our time