Random Act of Cruelty

May 2, 2011 11:14 PM

Recorded live at Super Deluxe, Tokyo, April 22, 2011. I'm playing strumstick and stompbox. Video here.

posted by flapjax at midnite (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite


there's a hawk hanging on the wind
up high above the bay
my little lovebird opened up her cage
and out the window flew away
now i think of you and wonder
just how long you're gonna stay

well it seems your favorite song
has gone straight to number one
with a suicidal bullet
from the singer's stagefright gun
and the drummer's already packing up
even though the song's not done

heard that gravedigger whistling
heard the midnight train go by
saw that hawk dive into the water
and bring a fish up to the sky
saw you set fire to your dreams babe
only wish that i knew why

a bit of broken daylight lingers
even though the sun's gone down
a little red blood stain that punctuates
a pale white wedding gown
a little random act of cruelty
here at the deepest edge of town

i'm banging on my bugle
hear me banging on my gong
here inside this awful noise
is right where i belong
you thought i might so silent
let's face it you were wrong

a leaf drops on the river
the river carries it away
with a memory just as sharp
as that needle in the hay
but i know i won't forget you
come what will or come what may

Copyright P & C Samm Bennett - all rights reserved
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:15 PM on May 2, 2011

Ah, very utsukushii and poetic man. (I hope that means what I think it means!)

Digging the captioned lyrics too.
posted by snsranch at 3:46 PM on May 3, 2011

Seriously good stuff. I really dig your sound.
posted by jnrussell at 4:21 PM on May 5, 2011

Thanks, sns, and jnrussel.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:45 PM on May 5, 2011

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