Feathers and Wax

by illicitizen

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about

This duo is either too driven or too daft to quit. Neither hurricanes nor broken bones would keep them from their mission.

credits

released 16 July 2012

All songs written and performed by: Illicitizen (Maria Zaccaro, Eric Cavanaugh).
Electric Bass, Drums, Arrangements, Synthesizers: Maria Zaccaro.
Vocals, Guitar, Drums and Synthesizers: Eric Cavanaugh.
Spoken Words/Translation: Jerzy Szymczyk (Warsaw Six Gun).
Recording Tracked, Mixed and Mastered by Mike Caffrey at Monster Island Studios in NYC.
Cover Photo, other NYC street photos: Mike Caffrey.
Disk Image: Stephen Coombs
Management: Lando Worldwide.
External Fixator: Dr Kenneth Kamler
Design by: Illicitizen

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Track Name: Helicopters
In my heart of darkness
I will send a helicopter
to retrieve you from the
embassy rooftop over there
where the policies left you stranded.
From the empire’s ramparts over head
where your love is left abandoned.
Viet Cong, King Kong. bonus army send in MacArthur.
Manila, Godzilla, a broken heart send in my CV.
Everything comes at too high a cost
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything
they sent reinforcements,
they are not replacements
they are not you,
they can't be true.
Everything comes at too high a cost.
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything.
They hardened your defenses
but left you defenseless,
you protect me, I protect you.
In my darkest hour we will fight the
industry that would enslave you
in the circus in the theater,
from the air we hound them all.
On the beaches, on the landing fields,
in the streets and on TV.
Documents of governments
make monuments and they
squander your credit.
We infidels want stem cells
while imbeciles
get rock-paper-scissors.
Everything comes at too high a cost
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything
they sent reinforcements,
they are not replacements
they are not you,
they can't be true.
Everything comes at too high a cost.
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything.
They hardened your defenses
but left you defenseless,
you protect me, I protect you.
In my weakest minutes
I will second a chariot to impress you.
Firebirds and firebrands
beat old sedans when rotors turn.
Owed her tender odes to aircraft
aloft we go and embrace the sky.
Valentines, x-ray spex, sea monkeys,
send in the coupon.
A skunk ape, great escape,
Persephone Is collecting flowers.
Everything comes at too high a cost
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything
they sent reinforcements,
they are not replacements
they are not you,
they can't be true.
Everything comes at too high a cost.
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything.
They hardened your defenses
but left you defenseless,
you protect me, I protect you.
Track Name: Warsaw Six Gun
Syrenka has a Colt
she traded for her sword.
She's gunning for the Swede
who took her man away.
They offered her parole
but she'd rather walk away.
A witness never brings
a knife to a gun fight.

She knows no jail
could hold him
she knows...
She knows no jail
could hold him
she knows...

The Swede was high enough
and the judges paid forward.
But she's out for her revenge
and she gave her man her word.
He's running from this woman
in a tiny mini skirt.
She's working what she has
and she justifies her worth.

She knows no jail
could hold him
she knows...
She knows no jail
could hold him
she knows...

She tracked him in Cancun,
he likes expensive cars.
She has all the time she needs
to get just close enough.
He's running from this woman
who has his life in sight.
She's working what she has
and she testifies her love.

She knows no jail
could hold him
she knows...
She knows no jail
could hold him
she knows...

My beloved. Even from the grave I miss you greatly.
I know you have avenged me.
I always knew that this man,
would die like the coward he was.
And that you would show a greater
strength than a hundred gangsters.

Syrenka has a Colt
she traded for her word.
She's going for the Swede
who took her man away.
They offered her parole
but she'd rather walk away.
A witness never brings
a knife to a gun fight.
She knows the ground can hold him
she knows...
She knows the ground can hold him
she knows...
She knows the ground can hold him
she knows...
She knows the ground can hold him
she knows...
Track Name: Send a Message
Set on my wings.
A man flies
until the wax melts.
Fell to my death.
A man’s depth
is not beautiful.
Send a message
if you care
for the body.
Fell to the sea,
the water
is not here for me.
Feathers and wax
won’t hold my limbs aloft.
Father,
what were you thinking?
Sing me
back to Athens.
When the echoes come
you’ll find me there.
Anoint my head
with the oil.
A man’s depth
Is not beautiful.
Feathers and wax
won’t hold my limbs aloft.
Father,
what were you thinking?
Feathers and wax
won’t hold my limbs aloft.
Father,
what were you thinking?
Feathers and wax
won’t hold my head aloft.
Father,
what was I thinking?
Track Name: No Extras
Hey now
I like the way you look.
Those lips
could charm my snake.
I have no intention
of making you an honest woman
but you give what I take.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
I don't say this to every lady in here.
But the one's that I have can testify.
When you get off this shift,
I'm ‘a let let you catch my drift.
You’ll be up here with a brand new smile.
Now I don't come around here making promises (baby-doll).
My predictions are a matter of science.
When you get off that dress,
I'm ‘a let let you catch my shift.
You’ll be up here with a brand new style.
Uncross those legs
and your little fingers.
Luck doesn’t have a thing to do with me.
I aint never had a righteous bone in me.
But you could get a righteous one in you.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
I don't say this to every lady in here.
But the one's that I have can testify.
When you get off this shift,
I'm ‘a let let you catch my drift.
You’ll be up here with a brand new smile.
Now I don't come around here making promises (baby-doll).
My predictions are a matter of science.
When you get outa that dress,
I won't let you catch your breath.
You’ll be up here praising my style.
I don't want to know your history.
Those other guys aint got nothin' on me.
Make up your mind to go forward or backwards sweetheart.
And back that thing up to me.
No, I'm not here to be your protector.
I am a standard known to industry.
I know you need to forget about your problems
so keep on barkin' up my tree. (woof woof woof)
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
Just like that. No Extras.
I don't say this to every lady in here.
But the one's that I have can testify.
When you get off this shift,
I'm ‘a let let you catch my drift.
You’ll be up here with a brand new smile.
Now I don't come around here making promises (baby-doll).
My predictions are a matter of science.
When you get outa that dress,
I won't let you catch your breath.
You’ll be up here praising my style.
Track Name: Epsilon
You are such a young star,
you look so close and you know that you are
beautiful, beautiful. Oh let's go, come on make me.
I like your stellar winds, but you redshift as you head away.
I ‘ve got the blues for your blueshift,
in my spaceship. Oh let's go, c’mon take me.
They say you are a 5, but you're really a 10.
It's not ‘If I orbit,’ but how and when.
I'll take the bow shock, the heliopause.
Oh let's go, c’mon shake it.
Unseen companion means nothing to me.
He's so much dust in the infinity.
Yeah you got a date with Luyten 726-8.
But that's so far away. so far away.
We can meet for a picnic on Eridani b.
I'll get some sandwiches and turn off the TV.
You've the asteroid belts, and ooh what else?
C’mon shake it up.
Track Name: Letter for Gorky
I've got a letter for Mr Gorky. We had a meeting in the dark.You artists are irresponsible. We can't trust you to bear weight. You're always articulating and progressing postulates.moving an agenda isn't quite an honest living. Why don't you go to work and keep your family off of welfare? Moving on your merits isn't fair to all the others.why don't you speak more plainly and get with the program? There's a problem in McComb down at the Woolworth's some colored boys want service and they think this is a free country if he keeps giving me lip I’ll hand them a new martyr. Do you stupid bastards really think your safer now being smarter? We can tell that you're weary. We won't leave you alone. Watch us enhance your entropy. We are everything that you own.

We've got a message for Dalton Trumbo We had a meeting on the hill. All unfriendly witnesses will be coerced to testify. If you don't get in line you'll find it difficult. Difficult to survive. Moving in your circles gets easier betrayal. Why don't you get a trade and quit agitating workers? We could find a place for you if you could show some loyalty. Why don't you take an oath and show us all how smart you are? There's some faggot up on Castro who thinks he is the Mayor. If he keeps on pushing boundaries we'll synthesize a martyr.We can't tell the difference, we treat you all unfair. Do you stupid bastards still think you're safer being smarter? (We can tell that you're weary. We won't leave you alone. Watch us enhance your entropy. We are everything that you own.

I’ve got a cable for Bradley Manning. But he’s not getting mail off of the wire. Enemies are transient in time, geography. We’ve thrown a party under the bus. Making up proscriptions gets weaker by the instance. Geronimo has proven that we’re doomed as a species. The view from here is stunning, you can almost see them running. Just keep it to yourself or we’ll make you seem less cunning. We’ll engineer a way out, just like the DC Madame. Another martyr on the pile when we let you at him. That Okie kid in Quantico leaves questions that are harder. Do you stupid bastards really think you’re safer now being smarter? We can tell that you're weary. We won't leave you alone. Watch us enhance your entropy. We are everything that you own.
Track Name: Shifty
Shifty ain’t got time
for your parables or prescriptions
he's done two tours in Afghanistan.
If you make him promise
he'll take you down with him.
Don't even talk about that
time he spent in jail.
This is where I say something.
If I had something to say.
Cold Feet? More like Big Feet.
Hey Shifty, let me get a ride man.
Oh Shifty, you’re looking good today
but the mileage on you is taking you away.
He wondered what would Frank Sinatra do?
I told him he'd get a horn section.
He said he felt like he had a c- section
and took off running.
I believe we gotta put him in the ground
but that aint no reason
for ya'll to put him down.
Track Name: Needle
I'm not the one that called you today.
I'm not the one that stands in your way.
I'm not the one that you take to your bed.
I am the one in the back of your head.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
needle.
I'm not the one driving the car.
You aren't the one alone in this bar.
I'm not the one with my head in your lap.
But you are the one
that won't go away.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
needle.
Your eyes are the flame and your lips are the fuse,
your ass is the bomb that I'm trying to use.
You can take it by mouth, or pierce the skin
the only thing I ask is we can't be friends.
Love is a drug, and sex is a needle.
God is a drug, and sex is a needle.
Sugar is a drug and my television,
slept with a needle.
A spoon full of syrup is small compensation;
addictive incentives, and pleasured sensations.
Your tolerance grows, and you're in my daydreams.
You are the one that's taking me o-o-ver.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Law is a drug,
and crime is a needle.
Medicine's a drug,
and sickness is evil.
I'm not the one that needed a break,
you are the one that's driving asleep.
I'm not at fault for being myself.
You're not at fault for falling in love with you.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
and sex is a needle.
Love is a drug,
needle.
Track Name: Nothing
Nothing you finish equals
Nothing you get for dinner
is Nothing you’re living in
is Nothing
But don’t take it personally
But don’t take it sub rosa
But don’t take it all alone
But don’t take it sitting
You have industry
it has created technology
to keep you revolutionarily
left in the dark
with Nothing
big houses equal Nothing
standing homeless equals
Nothing lose your fear like
Nothing
You don’t need support groups
you need a 2x4
turn on the light, it’s dark
don’t sit it out.
Herd ‘em up it’s time for television
Programming starts the day’s inception
Give it up tomorrow in confession
close your ranks at commercial break for
Nothing addiction equals
Nothing a requisite for
Nothing
preemptive war on Nothing
You take a prescription
You leave an inscription
Make your culture inside
It’s all inside
Herd ‘em up it’s time for television
Programming starts the day's inception
Give it up tomorrow in confession
close your ranks at commercial break for
Nothing gold standard for your
Nothing is questioning your
Nothing your pastime of
Nothing
Nothing’s new and improved
this stunt's been pulled along
a reason to dislike
History told you
Make your Move
We’ve got some openings
Plenty of seating down in front
Row harder you’ll get father
We now pause for corporate identification
of your nothing.
Track Name: Next
I will kill your family
and put it on parade.
I will steal your resources
and spread them all around.
I won't make a difference
until you make a sound.
When the water comes
you got to admit it
takes you for a prize.
When the water comes you got to confess
to everybody's crimes.
When the water comes you decide
what the hell is next.
You will circle back
on everything you've read
in all the ancient books
that talk about the dead.
You don't want to end up
exampled by the fall.
When the water comes
you got to admit it takes you for a prize.
When the water comes
you got to confess to everybody's crimes.
When the water comes
you decide what the hell is next.
Now you don't know the difference
between the lies and truth.
You know that there's something wrong
but you don't know his name.
Now you can't know the difference
between the lies and truth.
When the water comes
you got to admit
it takes you for a prize.
When the water comes
you got to confess to everybody's crimes.
When the water comes
you decide what the hell is next.
Track Name: Orphan
Nicky's on the deck
looking for the rain.
He's been to the Loft
and he's trying to get off.
On West 22nd,
later Mercer Street.
Grace Jones and Loleatta
Put the fire to the feet.
Don't hang the art
in the Gallery,
don't hang the artist
in the Studio. (bridge)
We know how to chase the rabbits
it is something that we learned in school.
We know how to make it rain so you never wanna forget.
We know how to chain the jungle
and chase the drums into the storm.
We know how to catch your eye
so you never will forget you
You're gonna tell me to get down.
You are gonna tell me to get over it.
You are gonna help me to get off,
all the way, all the way.
You're gonna tell me to get down.
You are gonna tell me to get over it.
You are gonna help me to get off
all the way, all the way .
Work don't pay the bills
and all they are is cost.
You can park in paradise
and you can leave the lights on.
Getting through to you
is Getting into you.
Getting inside you
is the surest shot.
Don't hang the art
in the Gallery.
Don't hang the artist
in the Studio.
We know how to chase the rabbits
it is something that we learned in school.
We know how to make it rain so you never wanna forget.
We know how to chain the jungle
and chase the drums into the storm.
We know how to catch your eye
so you never will forget you
You're gonna tell me to get down.
You are gonna tell me to get over it.
You are gonna help me to get off,
all the way, all the way.
You're gonna tell me to get down.
You are gonna tell me to get over it.
You are gonna help me to get off
all the way, all the way .
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Work don't pay the bills
and all they are is cost
you can park in paradise
and you can leave the lights on
Getting through to you
is... Getting into you.
Getting inside you is the surest shot.
Don't hang the art
in the Gallery,
don't hang the artist
in the Studio.
We know how to chase the rabbits
it is something that we learned in school.
We know how to make it rain so you never wanna forget.
We know how to chain the jungle
and chase the drums into the storm.
We know how to catch your eye
so you never will forget you
You're gonna tell me to get down.
You are gonna tell me to get over it.
You are gonna help me to get off,
all the way, all the way.
You're gonna tell me to get down.
You are gonna tell me to get over it.
You are gonna help me to get off
all the way, all the way
down.
Track Name: Chased by the Sun
Chased by the sun.
Murdered every one.
Virgins in their guns.
Shines for the ones.
They came for the gold
but ate off the copper.
Worked in the mines
and dug what was offered.
The silver that they drank
mourns the motion to proffer.
Indecent forgiving
replacing the stopper.
Oh oh you can’t make them.
Oh oh no no you won’t touch them.
Silver in their loins.
Fire in their joints.
Chaste are the sons.
Breathing in the dust.
They came for the blood
and got all the pages.
They work in the fields
and lust for their wages.
The silver that they spent
frees the birds from their cages.
Indecent advising
replacing the sages.
Oh oh you can’t make them.
Oh oh no no you won’t touch them.
Solitary thoughts.
Things that they’re not.
Worried about lice.
Eating like birds.
There’s one on the rope
and one in the oven.
Resolving the pills
work better than carbon.
The garage is parked
and fence needs rebuilding.
The wasps keep on singing
to birds in the building.
Oh oh you can’t make them.
Oh oh no no you won’t touch them