LAVENDER GIRL

[Jarboe]
there’s patchouli, spanish blossom, frankincense, and rose
i’m lavender, lavender
there’s cedarwood, champa, musk, and myrrh
i’m lavender, lavender
i was smolderlng then you breathed deep
may your soul be free now my smoke is sweet
there’s sandalwood, lilac, magnolia
i’m lavender, lavender
ylang ylang, jasmine, amber
i’m lavender, lavender
i was smoldering then you breathed deep
now our soul is free and our smoke is sweet
lavender, lavender

SHIMMER

[Jarboe]
come morocco night
the sand is as white
as the moon is bright .
like birds in flight
soaring high
we’re lost in the light
come morocco night,
you shimmer.
you’re shimmering.
you shimmer.
you’re shimmering,
lost in the light.

NOT LOGICAL

[Jarboe]
open your mind
sensational, metaphysical, insatiable, astronomical,
phenomenological, ontological, heterosexual, astrological,
testimonial, biophysical, suicidal, emotlonal, sensual, bisexual,
questionable, not censurable, alienable, spiritual, musical,
horizontal, sociable, incredible, maniacal, psychological, comical, reprehensible, experimental, chronological, biological, gullible, unprofessional, beautiful, homicidal, matrimonial, testimonial, homosexual, fertile, bestial… anything at all but not logical

ACT III

[Jarboe]
As your hands tightened around your throat
I knew that this time you would kill me
And like all the times before
When I didn’t struggle
Because there was no use
Again I succumbed
Again the mask melts away
Your reflection

THE BODY LOVER

[Jarboe]

At last it’s coming up, the sun
The bodysnatcher’s day be done
With blackened teeth and ruddy skin
And swigging long upon his gin
He’s weary with his breaking back
The corpse he carries in his sack.
The bulging burlap caked with clay
Is foul yet musky from where it lay
Beside his shovel, oh precious rubble
Inside her cold and lonely grave
The mournful wind sings songs of praise:
How lovely she in her blue dress
Behold the tempting virgin flesh
Her sunken eyes filled with blind grace
Her shrunken lips with secret tastes…
For raven hair in tangles coiled
Upon white satin, he hath toiled.
He’d held her dainty feet and sighed…
The downy smooth upon her thighs
And wrapped within his fraying scarf
One little heart floats in a jar…
Swaying quiet now lifts his head
This robber stops to toast the dead
And pray will he in town lust waits
For paid he’ll be by pounds just weighed…
This night he’ll roam the streets of mud
He’s slushing down these roads of blood
Tonight he’ll own the meat and mud
He’ll drink these streets, he’ll eat this blood
This night he’ll roam the streets of mud
HE’S SLUSHING DOWN THESE ROADS OF BLOOD
Tonight he’ll own the meat and mud
HE’LL DRINK THESE STREETS
HE’LL EAT THIS BLOOD
How lovely she in her blue dress
Behold the tempting virgin flesh
Ravished only by one called
Death

 

CACHE TOI

[Jarboe]
CACHES TOI, CACHES TOI
ET SORS SEULEMENT
DANS UNE CHANSON QUE TU CHANTES UNE FOIS
UNE CHANSON QUE TO CHANTES
UNE FOIS, SEULEMENT

DEFLOWERED

[Jarboe]
if you wanna be the star
just get the big guitar
a pair of leather jeans
lends credibility
make all the critics cream
just get down on your knees
learn how to scream and seize
every “opportunity”
you’ll make them beg for it
you’re one tough rockin’ bitch
you got a lot to show
on college radio
so drop all the petals soft as velvet
tear up your petals moist and delicate
flower petals soft as velvet
rip up the petals moist and delicate
they’re falling

now I know you wanna be the rage
wanna live inside the formaldehyde cage
i know your mind’s made up
your breasts tattooed
the power won’t rub off
now it’s part of you
you got nothing to prove
you got nothing to prove
you’ve shown to those pricks once more
made them beg for it
you’re one bad bitchin’ whore
so drop all the petals soft as velvet
tear up your petals moist and delicate
flower petals soft as velvet
rip up the petals moist and delicate drop all the petals soft as velvet
tear up your petals moist and delicate
flower petals soft as velvet
rip up the petals moist and delicate
rip up the petals moist and delicate
flower petals soft as velvet
rip up the petals
rip up the petals
they’re falling

MY BURIED CHILD

[Jarboe]
my frozen empty violent mind caressed
the hidden hair that shines
with liquid lust i left behind,your body stained with ruined
eyes, i cut the skin concealed the crimes with liquid hate i
left inside and loneliness is buried here in rotting holes
beneath your fear, your agony
your twisted struggle two bodies
sink in meat/blood strangled.
the smell of death, your tortured
gash, enfold me in your mother’s arms,
now hold me in your mother’s arms,
now hold me in your mother’s arms

ODE TO V

[Jarboe]
obey the strange-haired woman with sad singing lips
the child of pleasure unbound
her bud and bloom are tortured execution
the valley of innocence – purgatory’s caress

a ritual awakening
transport transformation
in her altar of temptation
taste of bliss, annunciation

treasure book and temple
eternal idol mystica
transcendental satisfaction
the sweet meat – love and holy cult

ravished demons speak in tongues
soak emotion dogs
the other world
bverwhelm corruption of

lost in the labyrinth
revalation
lost in the labyrinth
thunderbolt sensation

cabalistic kiss, electric spectre
sleepwalker dream-hunter
nightmare tempest
discharge orage and please my mind

we reap the fruit
we’re calling the vultures
a terrible joy
transmit – Her

SPIRAL STAIRCASE

[Jarboe]
the wind blows after dark
and then goes my heart
i never wanted this to start
forever haunted by the dark

the wind comes in
the wind comes in

here he comes for my life
here she runs for the knife
i’m not the type
to tell your wife

the wind comes in
the wind, our sln

the wind blows after dark
when he comes for my heart
i never want this to stop

and what is sorrow but to knife the wind
and what is pain but to blind our skin

SURGICAL SAVIOUR

[Jarboe]
i open you
i make you feel
through me you know
desires are real
from secret dreams
i give these things
this deep incision
cold incislon
this deep infliction
of tender precision
listen to my voice
you have no cholce
now move under me
now move under me
now move under me
in your secret dreams
this deep incision
cold incision
this deep infliction
of tender precision

TRAGIC SEED

[Jarboe]
when you touch yourself again through me
love is the roaming tragedy
when you touch yourself again through me
love is my roman polanski
when you touch yourself again through me
love is the roman tragic seed
tragic seed

TROLL

[Jarboe]
after i bed with thee
your soul shall no longer be
deep inside the hollow space
only i can fill its ache
and in your newfound ecstasy
thine eyes shall search mine pleadingly
i am the light the way the dark
and when you sleep thy demonic heart
dost take you down beneath the ridge
to where is found the silent bridge
so leap unto the shame no more
come sleep among us chambered whores

and i will eat you
and i will eat you
and i will eat you eat you eat you

TROLL LULLABY

[Jarboe]
Don’t let the troll into your bed
he’ll take your soul then eat your head
inside the honey hollow space
licking his fingertips of cake

He brings the whirling deep in your heart
then sing as twirling demons dark
to take you down beneath the ridge
To where is found his silent bridge

Still is the water green and thick
he’ll drag you under with his stick
see flaxen gold floats there through the mist
he killed someone’s daughter with his wick

An arm with grey skin bobs slowly in the pit

No don’t let the troll creep in your door
he’ll take you in sleep to his chamber of horror

are you dreaming no use pleading
are you dreaming he’ll soon be feeding

YUM YAB

[Jarboe]
i saw a white finger on a barbed wire fence.
i knew it was dangerous but i took the risk.
and yes it was sweet so sweet to eat.
now see how the flesh is pricked and bleeds.
yeah it bleeds. it bleeds. yeah it bleeds. see how it bleeds.
i saw a lil’ baby crawlin’ down the street.
i said hey come over here you smell good enough to eat.
i said hey come over dear and you know what i’ll do.
i’ll make you my mirror of the things that i chew.
little yum-yab. Little yum-yab

we are the wild. we are the risk.
come little yum-yab. come slash your wrist.
we are the wild. we are the risk.
come little yum-yab. gimme a kiss.
we are the wild. we are the risk.
come little yum-yab. come slash your wrist.