HOME

 

Lyrix

 

A Month of Sunshine
Cellophane Seraphim
Chrysanthemum and Acropolis
Darklight
Gemini Queene
Impossibly Grave
goin' back to london
Like I Feel
Meteor Queene
Minstrel-Eyed Maiden
Pixilated Pixie
Saturn Children
Save Your Love
Snowflake Parade
Starswept Dancer
Strange Cages
Strange Dominions
Stripes of Sunshine
Sundial
Tatterdemalion Moonscapes
That's My Life
Wildwood Flower
Xanadu

All songs copyright Licorice Roots, BMI

 


A Month of Sunshine

As the lights grow lower
and the road goes on and on
when time grows slower
and the nights get longer

when all the saints and satans
are waitin' for you there
its like a month of sunshine
all the while
as you smile

o baby
how do you do the things
you do the things

o baby
how do you do the things
you do the things

o baby
how do you do the things
you do the things you do?

thru moon-draped midnites
an evil evening closes in upon me
she's been mixin' up the moonbeams
to hurl like pearl with glee

when all the saints and satans
are waitin' right there
its like a month of sunshine
all the while
as you smile

(chorus)

as the nights get longer
and the road goes on and on
when time goes slower
and the lights grow lower

when all the saints and satans
are waitin' right there
its like a month of sunshine
all the while
as you smile

Cellophane Seraphim

cellophane seraphim in the night
grecian venuses and martian heights
i came upon a maiden in despair
where arcadian comfort ruled the air
singing in a silver, sylvan glade
a questing, jesting troubadour
a jesting, questing troubadour
a questing, jesting troubadour

in realms of deeply felt poesy
torturing my mindless mind with glee
scorched me in my slashing minstrelsy
a questing, jesting troubadour
a jesting, questing troubadour
a questing, jesting troubadour

just a hymn for one so slim
like a cellophane seraphim
grecian venuses and martian heights
cellophane seraphim in the night
singing in a silver, sylvan glade
angel, has your benediction changed?
a slimly glimmering sun
a lonely, languid little one
a questing, jesting troubadour
a jesting, questing troubadour
a questing, jesting troubadour
a jesting, questing troubadour

Chrysanthemum and Acropolis

all right little mama, yeah!

the moon droops milkily
like the dinosaurs at dawn
beside a unicorn-born fawn

a silky citizen
from the platitudes of sleep
the Stars have glistened to their peaks

the wind sweeps glossily
`cross the windows of my love
like a frosty moon-swept dove

it's the latest haunt
of the butterflies at night
gypsied through the moon's blue light

Darklight

in the darklight of a starlight's fadin'
i came upon a mellotron maiden

high are the ripped up roads that you have climbed
and strange are the stripped up songs you've rhymed

reading runes carved into the dunes of time
and rainbowing your moonstruck mind with mine

i could only call the world a poet's place
when it was a home to your gnomish face

ancient angel baby a head that gave me rest
startling gifts and fancies they possessed

proud is the cloud that you ride upon
and far is the new star of your horizon

Gemini Queene

Sweet little gemini queene
I know just what it means
To need you so madly
Girl I know you love to rock n roll
You do it with a whole lot of soul
I really got to tell ya

Ooh rock n roller
I really, really, really want to really unfold her
All the time everyway
Everyday all the way
O yeah cause
…… rock n roller
……… I got to show her
love is such a mad scene
sentimental sunbeams
longin` for her sunshine
she’s so fine!

sweet little gemini queene
I know you know what it means
To need someone madly
Girl I love to see you rock n roll
you do it with a whole lot of soul
I really got to, really got to, really got to have ya!
that’s no lie , baby!

Ooh rock n roller
I really, really, really want to really want to show her
longin` for her sunshine
such sweet sunshine
love is such a mad scene
o yeah `cause
……… rock n roller
……… i got to show her
love is such a mad scene
sentimental sunbeams

Sweet little gemini queene
I know just what it means
To need you so madly
Girl I know you love to rock n roll
You do it with a whole lot of soul
I`m longin` for ya, longin’ for ya, longin’ for your sunshine
such sweet sunshine!

Ooh rock n roller
I really, really, really want to really want to know her
longin` for her sunshine
such sweet sunshine
love is such a mad scene
o yeah `cause
……… rock n roller
……… i got to show her
love is such a mad scene
sentimental sunbeams
longin` for her sunshine
she`s so fine!

goin` back to london

sunshine babe
you really got it made, maiden
standin` in the shade
of your parasol
lookin` so pure
demure and tall
sunshine babe
we`re goin` back to london
you really got it made, maiden
yeah, that`s right!

girl i really need your love
babe i love ya love ya
girl i really need your love
girl i`m dreamin` of ya
i`ve never seen ya
but i`ve often dreamed ya
i`ve never seen ya
but i`ve dreamed ya

sunshine babe
you really got it made, maiden
standin` right there
and lookin` that way
nothin` else to do
and nothin` else to say
sunshine babe
we`re goin` back to london
you really got it made, maiden
yeah, that`s right

girl i really need you`re love
girl i love ya love ya
girl i really need your love
babe i`m dreamin` of ya
i`ve never seen ya
but i`ve often dreamed ya
i`ve never seen ya
but i`ve dreamed ya

sunshine babe
sunshine babe
sunshine babe
we`re goin` back to london
sunshine babe
we`re goin` back to london
don`t ya love london?
don`t ya love london?
don`t ya love london
yeah, yeah, yeah

sunshine babe
we`re goin` back to london
sunshine babe
we`re goin` back to london
sunshine babe
we`re goin` back to london
don`t ya love london?
don`t ya love london?
don`t ya love london
yeah, yeah, yeah

Impossibly Grave

its such a sad spectacle, babe
when you never call my name
when you never feel the same
you’re so impossibly grave

sleekly shattered
in a bleakly battered dawn
hope was ridin` on the crest of a wave
searchin` out someone to save
but you’re so impossibly grave

you’re good to behold
in gauntlets of gold
love was ridin` on the crest of a wave
searchin` out someone to save
but you’re so impossibly grave

a distinctly gnomish moment
a minaretted throne
of mixolodian minstrels
I `ve known
in life`s exquisite cave
you’re so impossibly grave

golden woman
i`m dreaming of you now
but exactly how much
you`ll never know how
life was standing at the edge of your cage
but you’re so impossibly grave

Like I Feel

won`t somebody tell me?

o my little one?
o my little one

won't somebody tell me?

minstrels that are blue
and born to sing for you
hours that grow old
are never to grow cold
heartstrings of my soul
you made me lose control
this i know

how i need you girl
how i love you girl
how i need you girl
yeah, yeah, yeah

multi-coloured shades
of frosty, glossy glades
to my empty room
far hotter than the moon

shadows that are fleet
upon my windswept street
pelting moonbeams melt
i know just how they felt
like i feel for you

how i need you girl
how i love you girl
how i need you girl
yeah, yeah, yeah

tooting tuneful tones
on tiny tin trombones
minstrels that are blue
and you`re beautiful, too

jilting moonbeams burst
into my streams of verse
don't i know it, now?

how i need you girl
how i love you girl
how i need you girl
yeah, yeah, yeah

how i love you girl
how i need you girl
how i need you little girl
o yeah, yeah, yeah

Minstrel-Eyed Maiden

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
won't you teach me your tinsel-toed tunes?

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
won't you teach me your tinsel-toed tunes?

there've been so many changes
so many changes that I have seen
there've been so many changes
o don't ya know what I mean?

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
you been stealin' thru the stratospheres

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
with your moon-bedappled tear

there've been so many changes
so many changes that you have seen
o there've been so many changes
so many changes that there have been

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
now i'm gonna glitterize your name

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
nothing's ever gonna be the same

you could devastate my plight all night
and in the morning it would be alright

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
won't you teach me your tinsel-toed tunes?

hi there little minstrelized maiden
won't you teach me your tinsel-toed tunes?

there've been so many changes
so many changes that you have seen
o there've been so many changes
so many changes that there have been

hi there little minstrelized maiden
you been stealin' thru the stratosphere

hi there little minstrel-eyed maiden
with your moon-bedappled tear

there've been so many changes
so many changes that I have seen
o there've been so many changes
so many changes that there have been

Meteor Queene

the way you smiled
was all so very self-styled
your eyes of sorrow
now close until tomorrow

we need you
oh yes we do

meteor queene
you know we love you angel
when you turn on the world
in the morning

we need you
oh yes we do
oh yeah

I with my rhymes
was feelin' and a flailin'
your words of love
was bookishly demanding

we need you
oh yes we do
oh yeah

you smiled so spritely
endlessly and nightly
your eyes of green
gone glassy in a moonbeam

we need you
oh yes we do
oh yeah

meteor queene
you're positively elvin
meteor queene at twelve
degrees kelvin

we need you
oh yes we do
oh yeah

your seaside life
was eglantine upstandish
your song on fife
was hopelessly outlandish

we need you
oh yes we do
oh yeah

Pixilated Pixie

Pixilated pixie I got some news for you
Pixilated pixie I got some blues for you, too
They go…

Pixilated pixie like the way that you are
Pixilated pixie I know you`ll go so far,
Yes I do

Pixilated pixie you’re the queene of the night
Pixilated pixie when you're out there flyin' your kite
You're alright!

Pixilated pixie every night of my life
o pixie, has been exactly like paradise
With you, babe

(solo)

Pixilated pixie when you're lonely and blue
o pixie, i'm gonna come lookin' for you
Its true, babe

Pixilated pixie I got some news for you
Pixilated pixie I got some blues for you, too
They go…

Saturn Children (piano version)

i see you sitting
with your bric-brac on the floor
your eyes so wide and clear

then come a knocking
must be Baby Yic-Yac at my door
one of the saturn children
another saturn child

o saturn child how you beguiled me
when we spent christmas by the sea

a month of sunlight shining on the trees
and all the saturn children
you were my saturn child

looking at the path
to get to you
what can i do?
when time is caving thru

when i saw you
i wondered aloud
who can she be?
o so free and proud

high on your roller skates of rhyme
you glide and climb
but somehow you slip through
to land on your real estate of fate
to navigate
one more point of view

remember glancing at the prancing moon?
reflected on a turquoise dune
'twas far past midnight but it seemed like noon
to all the saturn children
you were my saturn child

looking at the path
to get to you
what can i do?
when time is caving thru!

even living your life
in paradise
will end in tears
in so many years

(piano "solo!")

i see you now sitting with your bric-brac on the floor
why? i don`t have no idea!
so many knick-knacks then up come Baby Yic-Yac
right at my door
one of the saturne children
you were my saturn child

Save Your Love

Save your love
girl you got to save your love
you have got to save your love for me

save your love
are you gonna save your love?
are you going to save your love for me?

save your love
girl you got to save your love
girl you got to save your love for me

love you so
love you so
love you so
little girl, I hope you know it

love you so
love you so
love you so
love you so
I hope I show it
yeah, yeah

really love you girl
thats no lie, baby

i'm true, babe
to you, babe

Snowflake Parade

been looking for
Love's little child
in a gale that blows so wild
someday I'll find you
sitting in a land
where tangerine trees stand

for you were like
the flickering sun
that smiles the same for everyone
I'm doing all that I can do
and I know
you'll do your best, too

been passing through
the light and shade
listening to songs the sparrows made
been watching snowflakes flutter
to the ground
in a snowflake parade

been searching for
Love's little child
in gales blowing fearfully wild
someday I'll find you
in a land so mild
where emeralds lay piled

Starswept Dancer

Starwept dancer..........
starswept dancer........
starswept dancer.......

moonlight blazing in the zephyred heights
childhoods mazing through the stellared nights
sang a new song for the ones who knew
what its like to spend their whole life blue
my dancer
just like you, my dancer
just like you

Starwept dancer..........
starswept dancer........
starswept dancer.......
say it again, now
say it again, now
say it again, now
say it again, now

Starwept dancer..........
starswept dancer........
starswept dancer.......

lost amongst these rain-enameled streets of May
the becoming shrubs all glance beglazingly
while shivering turnips too of neverland
alone in the new-blown snow may ever stand
my dancer
hold my hand, my dancer
hold my hand

Starwept dancer..........
starswept dancer........
starswept dancer.......
say it again, now
say it again, now
say it again, now
say it again, now
you got to say it, say it, say it again
you got to say it, say it, say it again, now
say it, say it, say it again
you got to say it, say it, say it again
say it again, now
say it again, now
say it again, now
say it again, now

Starwept dancer..........
starswept dancer........
starswept dancer.......

slinking `mongst the petals of a dogwood sea
how their ivories rushed and fluttered furtively!
sang a new song for the ones who knew
what it was to spend their whole lives blue
my dancers
just like you, my dancer
just like you

(chorus)

(guitar solo)

yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah

Starwept dancer..........
starswept dancer........
starswept dancer......

Strange Cages

Bluesy susie
never seen such things
standin' there
exactly at the first of spring

I really love her eyes
they take me straight to paradise
I really love that girl's eyes
they take me straight to paradise

pink legs
at the first of May
Easter island's
never too far away

when I look in her eyes
they take me straight to paradise
I really love her eyes
they take me straight to paradise

strange cages
never seen such stuff
its's been ages
ya know I never get enough

of her sweet, sweet eyes
they take me straight to paradise
i love her sweet, sweet eyes
they take me straight to paradise

warm day
coming through the alley
i met a calico cat called Cali

there’s something 'bout her eyes
that takes me straight to paradise
something 'bout that girl's eyes
that takes me straight to paradise

moonbeams
stream through the alleyways
eastre island's
never too far away

when I look in her eyes
they take me straight to paradise
I really love her eyes
they take me straight to paradise

Strange Dominions

dream demon
a shriek in the moonlight
i long to hear ya
scream thy tune tonite

a dream of sorrow
tuned to pain
i love to hear it, babe
again and again

o yeah
o my little love
o yeah
o my little love

dream demon
asleep in the moonbeams
i know you`re gonna play upon
the drums of dreams

a dream of sorrow
tuned to pain
i long to see ya
but i don`t know when,`cause

o my little soulchilde
my little maiden
o my little soul childe
yestreday`s fadin`

o my little soulchilde
my little soulchilde
i`m gonna teach ya
how to rock and roll, childe
tonite, tonight
tonite, tonight!

evil angel
scorched my land
i know you`re never gonna
understand at all

a dream of sorrow
tuned to pain
i long to see ya
like i don`t know when

o yeah
o my little love
o yeah
o my little love

dream demon
asleep in the moonbeams
i know you`re gonna play upon
the drums of dreams!

i need ya now
like i needed you then
i long to see ya
but i don`t know when,`cause

o my little soulchilde
my little maiden
o my little soul childe
yestreday`s fadin`

o my little soulchilde
my little soulchilde
tonite i`m gonna teach ya
how to rock and roll, childe
tonite, tonight,
tonite, tonight!

o my little soulchilde
my little soulchilde
i`m gonna teach ya
how to rock and roll childe

o my little soulchilde
my little maiden
yestreday`s cold, childe
let`s rock and roll childe!
tonight, tonite
tonite, tonight!

Stripes of Sunshine

easter island mysteries
thru my life`s bleak histories
angels on the run
thru the caves of the sun
ever so moon-struck one

poems of mellifluous calm
gave to us a restful balm
distorted troubadours
scream in stripes of sunshine
very psychedelicate one

lost now in the raptures of sleep
a dreamy company you keep
of curious little singers
i love the wings they bring us
ever so moonstruck one

Sundial

Like a sundial
on a diamond slab
was queen mab
in the style
of a byzantium jewel

we knew the ukulele blues
but their bell-bottom shoes
was news to me

Like a sundial
on a diamond slab
was queen Mab
in the style
of a byzantium jewel

we knew the periwinkle blues
but the creatures from the blue lagoons
was news to me
you're better than ever

Like a sundial
on a diamond slab
was queen Mab
in the style
of a byzantium jewel

we knew the ukulele blues
but the creatures from the blue lagoons
was news to me
you're better than ever
you're better than ever

Tatterdemalion Moonscapes

there where all my daisies died
i`ll come to call eventually
they`re as olde as golden rainbows
like terrors in the mirrors
they were rubies in the rubble
my love

from a lustful, trustful creature
my heart just melts if I think of you
with so many more lines left to ink of you
i love you
i do

there where all my daisies died
i`ll come to your side
my pride
my bride

for a nameless, blameless maiden
you won`t understand what you’ve done for me
although you may have none for me
for you I’ll sing
and I’ll still bring
my love

there where all my daisies died
I`ll come to call eventually
they`re as olde as golden rainbows
like terrors in the mirrors
they were rubies in the rubble
my love

That's My Life

that's my life, babe
babe, that's my life

that's my life, babe
babe, that's my life

the sun was burnishing miles away
the last languishing rays of day
like a dionysion dinosaur
angel, lately when my mind's on tour

Wildwood Flower

when black clouds glided down
and rain through the air did sail
o little wildwood flower
why did you go so pale?

seabirds swoop and droop their wings
while the ocean sings
i`ve been watching all these things
on a summer`s afternoon

when sunbeams gleaming threw
their light upon the dale
you smiled wildwood flower
but still you were so frail

last night i was dreaming of
a white turtledove
singing in a scene from the light of love
on a summer`s afternoon

when black clouds glided down
singing a song called "To Your Soul"
o little wildwood flower

i've been watching children play
in the sand all day
knowing that the tide washes all away
they still will smile its okay

when sunbeams gleaming threw
their light upon the dale
you smiled wildwood flower

the daughter of the water appeared to me
and smiled strangely
the ripples on the stream came and hid her face
to dream some other place

fireflies fly through the lowering sky
as each goes by
another lights up in a sudden place
passing at it`s own pace

Xanadu

ancient springtime milkweeds climbed and grew
when their worlds closed made their homes anew
somewhere else they raise theirselves to view
Xanadu

when sad flutes are humming silver tunes
thunderstorm clouds may come drumming soon
touch my mind to wake me from the swoon
to Xanadu

there where mauve skies sigh and bubble
finding it was worth the trouble!

(guitar solo)

on the breeze their seeds fluttered and flew
to a day where they may bloom anew
waiting to be carried from the tomb
to Xanadu