Satan's Darts

by Ocelots

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Ursula's Crow I caught Ocelots on the Duncairn's Virtual Cabaret during the lockdown. The guys were stranded on tour, but beat the doom-laden mood with their fizz and bounce. They're Tiggers - fierce but bouncy! Favorite track: Song For Modern Dinosaurs.
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1.
Is it real? Is it fake? They’re just words I make up and they mean just as much as the grounds in your cup Whether fake or only real, you can take them piecemeal and you can build a wall of quotes that won’t write what I wrote If I know what I mean and believe, I believe when the flames from your hell lick my feet then they won’t reach my wings These words from my mouth They don’t just fall out They’re here to build houses and tear down castles What’s so funny about peace and love and understanding is that no-one understands it’s the love that brings the peace They just throw things at you and want you to do it to and when you do it’s all black eyes, cracked teeth and some bruises These notches, these trophies, you put them on your shelf next to the cross-stitch that reads “We have nothing to hate but hate itself” These thoughts in my head aren’t so easily read but they’re here to stop the dying and it won’t work but at least I’m trying We break hearts and bones and promises and spirits but not cycles The sun we see in the wintertime is the sun we see in the summer and I think the moon is different when I see it as a sliver reflected in the lake but it’s never in the river It hides the side it does not want all of us to see It’s just like you and I am too We’re all the moon to me Sometimes sculptures fall apart Sometimes writers lose the plot but I meant every word.
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You’re riding in a car, heading down a hill and there are certain flames below. Would you keep on driving? Would you keep singing along with the radio? or would you bail out? If you were in a plane, behind the controls and you had never been there before But you had a parachute and you’d seen how to use it in the movies, Would you keep flying or would you jump? I’m breaking with the patriots and you should all come with me I’m breaking with the patriots because I don’t like bad things. A flag is just an ad and your hometown is where you’re from and you would fight when you were young and you would fight when wrong Now you’re right and you go along you sing your song and say your pledge You dull your edge so you belong but inside you’re seeing red If you’re fighting a dragon as you sometimes do and there was a table of choices beside you Would you grab the boxing gloves or maybe the ink pen or would you go straight for the broadsword? It’s good to stay and fight but it’s ok to walk away I’m breaking with the patriots and you should all think of coming with me I’m breaking with the patriots ‘cause just like you, I hate bad things
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We’ll go on a dig somewhere in another hemisphere and pull up things we’ve never seen. We’ll put the bones together wrong and build a monster skeleton We’ll control its every move We’ll rule the world with truth and grace the people will all praise our names Until they rise up and revolt and they steal all of our bones It’s time to wake the dinosaurs, wake the dinosaurs up and tell them brothers all this time you were never dead, you were only sleeping so raise you head and realize your brand new destiny it’s not the one it appeared to be you were never meant to go underground why’d you guys give up so easily? Can’t you see if you could only learn to speak and maybe hold a pen, you could run this place and I’d be your right-hand man and with a stomp of our feet, we could shake this earth Wake up dinosaurs!
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I could pick up all the mountains and place them in the craters and the canyons so everyone could run the race on a flat plane I could suck up all the rivers and spit them out over the desert so everyone can know what it’s like to feel their close soaked with rain It won’t take that long…if it happens at all I could put fins on the eagles and wings on the whales so everyone can live the same life in the water and the sky I’ll teach the wolves to eat the berries I’ll teach the trees to eat the wolves so everyone can have the opportunity to thrive or die It won’t take that long…if it happens at all I could blow your mind if I wanted to and I could shake this earth if you asked me to but we both know that we both won’t
5.
It’s motivation, baby… in a bright red cape It empties graveyards shakes trees awake Builds clocks from splinters and finds missing pets It breeds gift horses and undoes regrets It’s motivation baby… in a deep red sunset Saves your mother and this town from certain death Teaches everybody the true meaning of love the true meaning of Christmas ‘Til somebody yells “Cut!” Sometimes the moral of the story gets lost in the story telling I don’t know if it’s ever gonna sink in It’s motivation baby… in a tight red dress You dance all night you buy her drinks and go home by yourself I swear it’ll be different this time or maybe it won’t Lord, I can’t change

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released June 19, 2010

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