Orogenic

by Branch Immersion

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released 28 February 2012

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Track Name: A Blue Sky In January
awake to hear a penguin's crow
as the frost bites hard on the dew
pour snow capped milk on morning flakes
an ice coated postcard-like view

greet the day with a sanguine glow
and lust for the twelve months ahead
the total feels like a baker's dozen
but doesn't mean we should survive on their bread.


the hibernating heat
is still fast asleep
dawn with a blue sky
in january


hours are adrenaline flow
a quick three score minutes rush by
each melting breath is forgotten in turn
but their warmth is not in short supply


the hibernating heat
is still fast asleep
dawn with a blue sky
in january
Track Name: The Caretaker
Reliably first to arrive
Every morning as
Smooth-running as the last

He’s an armchair general semi-retired
But he’s fully on guard
With a bald head and a finely groomed moustache

He was there, one of the first over there
They took care, they took care of everything
Duty bound, with honour and fidelity
No dirty wounds, with his declared identity

He reads and needs the news
Catches forty winks as an undercover snooze
Dreaming of heavily polished shoes

A yarn mop twirls on tiled floors
Dancing a Viennese
To the sound of his bunch of jangling keys

He was there, one of the first over there
They took care, they took care of everything
Duty bound, with honour and fidelity
No dirty wounds, with his declared identity

His past marked in regimented lines
Of engraved stone sundials
These seasoned veterans reminisce
Oh how he is missed

Reluctantly last to go home
He sets the alarm
Love is a four digit code
Track Name: Wilder Shore
Two hours before we set sail for Spain
We took on a passenger
He didn't tell us his name
And we didn't ask

The sun shone down
As we left port
And a favourable wind drew us out
To the dark green water
Towards the storm

Cast me adrift on a raging storm
Or I'll crash your raft on a wilder shore
Sink bereft of hope
Or beg for mercy from my maker

This man has brought a curse upon us
We mistook this faithless traveller
He'll bring us nothing but pain
So we have one last task

The only thing
That we can do
To save ourselves
Is throw him to
The depths of the deep blue sea.

Cast me adrift on a raging storm
Or I'll crash your raft on a wilder shore
Sink bereft of hope
Or beg for mercy from my maker
Track Name: Knowing Notes
As the traffic lights turn to a passionate red
Knowingly notes are commanding your moves
No U-turns allowed is what the sign said
Change your direction is what you should do

Feet follow footsteps your heart does the rest
It beats out the music calling you East
Turn off the road that is taking you West
And think of the people your talents will meet

Forget not the faces from where you came
Your roots are the strongest asset you own
Should you want to wander Westwards again
The fruits of journey will guide you home

Make sure that you master the art to decide
Regret races after those who do not try
Track Name: Freckle
there is a park
freckles spread on autumn's lawn
the mowed green acts
as a welcoming carpet rolled out
for their annual ceremony

their guests approach
an apple wears a robe of toffee
in formal dress
sweet candy floss dons a pink flamingo skirt
shows off her skinny legs

sit on a shaded bench
the summit where observers perch,
unwind and see
floral arm rests camouflage their shape
under a sleeveless canopy

take a dip in the pool
trickles drool from the fountain's pipe
a lotus rides
the porcelain kitchen sink of white water
foaming at the mouth
Track Name: Peppercorn Express
moving target
bolts the foundry
pipes of molten brass

rolling splendour
belching shrapnel
drills erupting gas

hop on the train and take me
where fossils are born in a breaker's yard
the origin of an indelible track
take me back where the sequence starts again

hauling thunder
bridges buckled
falling under cloud

dogged engine
sheds the carriage
lightening up the load

hop on the train and take me
where fossils are born in a breaker's yard
the origin of an indelible track
take me back where the sequence starts again

steam conductor
cleans the fixtures
shines their face like coal

furnace dweller
boils the water
scalds each droplet's toes

tooting fanfare
blows a gasket
shovelling the sound

rattling tunnels
bore the gravel
burn the feral ground

hop on the train and take me
where fossils are born in a breaker's yard
the origin of an indelible track
take me back where the sequence starts again
Track Name: A Single Encounter
In a single encounter
She coils the spring in my step
A heel of wound metal
That turns around my week

She curbs my roving eyes with
Rope which makes my heart skip
She puts the rusty petals
Of roses back in my cheeks

No awkward words are spoken
At the tip of my tongue they jump
A tacit glance intended
To say more than they could

Her look is returned to
Harness my faith as it leaps
If time could be suspended
I'd freeze this moment for good
Track Name: Buy One Get One Free
Empty all your pockets of coins, cards or anything else of worth
Desire a long list of disposable gifts that'll cost the earth
Plenty to discard from a compost store in the meadow
Refit required at extortionate price to show off the goods.

Buy one get one free
All consuming spree
Pay for what you've spent
Sell your discontent

Wrap it up in cellophane and tie it in a ribbon
Your genorous smile conceals what you have just given
Tear apart the sellotape with care like a delicate savage
Refund on condition of receipt and immaculate packaging

Buy one get one free
All consuming spree
Pay for what you've spent
Sell your discontent

Save up in a piggy bank or do time in a copper jar
When the penny drops it's devoured by a circling loan shark

Buy one get one free
All consuming spree
Pay for what you've spent
Sell your discontent

Bargain on a retail park to hide from an embargo
They'll pack ‘em high and flog ‘em till the seconds are all gone
Track Name: Who Counsels Evil
A hooded man siezed his two-handed axe
Wielding a sharpened blade in check mate
The only time a king knelt before him
It was his duty to decapitate

If his palm was crossed with a token of gold
He would strike down with one clean blow
Two royal shirts were worn to hide shivers of cold
From the crowd there to witness the show


Wickedness forges torments for itself
It will pursue you to a secluded lair
Even the trappings of comfort and wealth
Can be caught in a remorseful snare


The man who brought down the final act
Could not hide his pain with veneer
He became a beast with a shameful burden
He was not locked up, but not in the clear

His qualms now followed wherever he went
Like a bee doomed after losing its sting
As who counsels evil, suffers evil most
From the unquiet feeling of killing a king
Track Name: Elizabeth Avenue
Structures held up by their scaffolding crutches
Timbers are splints for their roofs
Eaves hang low grievously loose in the clutches
Of attics too shattered to move

A mattress is worn so flung out in the garden
Its comfortable stint is complete
Cut hospital corners from this tarmac yard
Silk flowers have sprung from the sheets

A trellis supporting the weight of the terrace
Fastened with plaster and nails
Preserve the street as a resurfaced carcass
Water ducts become entrails

Traverse the avenue swerving the sunken well
Buckets and rope sabotaged
Skipping interior needs feeds the groundswell
Bursting refurbished mirage
Track Name: Soulmate Scratchcard
On the tall rack behind the counter
A tempting shortcut to lasting happiness

Pick up two pence
Simply peel away the silver layer
Match three identical symbols to succeed
Reveal the girl of your dreams
Aspire to propose in paradise

You must be over sixteen years of age to play

Fingers crossed
It deals a hand to hold forever
Play responsibly,there is no second place, there is no going back
Attach clean respectable souls without a hitch
Scratch each and every itch
Retire to a caravan in Camelot

You must be over sixteen years of age to play
Track Name: The Settler
Pick to eat or leave to rot
It matters not
Understand
Seeds will settle on the land
Track Name: Close Your Eyes
Close your eyes
I'll sing you to sleep
All your dreams
Are yours to keep

Turn lights low
Let the day go
Before you know
You're there