Sacred Precinct

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virgin twin – sacred precinct

jon-ross / music
edward of sim / voices

Back to Life
Apocalypse Groove
Physically Jones
You Just…
Together
Crows & Pawns
Strange Attractor
Seeping
…Keep Walking
Pescadero Sun
For Myself Today
Engineer

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released September 17, 2002

Tom Reilley gave us a grooving sax solo on Together (…J-R says several dank beers and a few trips out to the van for a laugh were involved). J-R played all other instruments, composed, arranged, and recorded the lot at The Oregon Trance Plant in Jacksonville. J-R also wrote the lyrics and melodies of For Myself Today and Together (the latter with some silly tweaks from EoS), and the melody and half the lyric for Engineer. EoS wrote the rest of the lyrics and melodies, did all the singing and vocal arranging (massively influenced by J-R’s ideas on FMT, and a bit on Together as well), at The Whetherstation UK in Chorley, Lancashire. Threw in some handclaps as well. Oh yeh, and J-R contributed the title “You Just Keep Walking” to the original piece of music that became tracks 4 and 9.

These are home recordings, made on every kind of stone-knives and bearskins, from 4- and 8-track cassette on up to full digital, in just about every combination and configuration, but nothing approaching hi-tech. We met face-to-face only once during these sessions, during a 1998 EoS visit to Oregon, when J-R delivered the tape of the original four music tracks. The rest of the time, we have been connected via the Internet, and the Royal Mail and U.S. Postal Service.

This album is an authentic channelling of love and inspiration.
This is the real deal.
We wish powerful positive flow to all.
- VT

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Track Name: Back to Life
Used to waste all my time
Just trying to keep from walking in a straight line,
Trying hard to define
A design to confine this mind of mine.
If I could see it, well, I couldn’t believe it.
I spent most of my days
Chasing six illusions in the same way.
Thought that earning my pay
Would delay the decay of what…of what? Of what, I couldn’t say.
I couldn’t take it so I thought I could leave it.
I was standing with my back to life,
Watching the shadows on the wall.

I was empty of love,
I was of th’opinion there was not enough.
I might push or I’d shove,
But there’s stuff that it’s tough to rise above.
I couldn’t give it so I couldn’t receive it.
But put all joking aside,
How I tried to hide my own suicide.
Might deny it, but inside
I’d decided I’d ride the great divide.
But once you lose it you can never retrieve it.
No, this ain’t never coming back to life.
And darling you’ll never see it all
Just counting the teardrops as they fall.

Please, everybody back to life.
Time for everybody getting back to life.
Turn away from death, get everybody back to life.
When you’re silent inside
And got your mind and heart open wide,
You’ll hear the call.

Well, I’m infinity-bound
Now I’ve found the sound that’s all around.
So get your spirits unwound,
‘Cause it resounds from the mountains and the towns.
And once you feel it you can’t help but believe it.
With every beat we can start
To discard the hardness from our hearts.
It’s all that’s held us apart,
So let us chart a new course and then depart.
(We’ve come too far not to play that card,
Not to play our part in the cosmic art.)
We all have pain and we all want to relieve it.
When you find truth in your own heart, you’ll never deceive it.
And once you find it you’ll want all to receive it.
Our destination’s in us all.
Track Name: Apocalypse Groove
I read the news today, oh boy, and this is what it said:
Four thousand carcasses unburned; I guess we’ve made our bed.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.

Break out that riot gear, they’re burning Bradford to the ground.
Don’t worry if you’ve missed the show, it’s coming to your town.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.

They’re holding public executions on the White House lawn.
Come get your souvenir syringe before supplies are gone.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish.

Now Mickey Mouse is in the Hague promoting tooth decay,
While down in Gaza we prefer to the look the other way.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.

Gorillas, bonobos, orangs, and chimps cannot escape;
Our cousins fallen victim to the statutory ape.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.

Lay out your towels, now we’re defrosting the Antarctic shelf.
If time and tide won’t wait, we’ll soon be drinking to your health.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.

We want it all and we want more because we’ve got the most.
Some say we’ve got it coming and the cheque is in the post.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide.

Something tiny is after you, and it’s gonna get you.

It’s all so easy blaming someone else
When I am oh-so guilty of so much myself.
I wish that I could hide in a hole somewhere, someplace dark.
But even more than that I could change into
Something more, something good,
Something more pleasing to the eye, more soothing to the touch,
Something genuine, less obstructive, more complete.

The sky is falling in Metropolis, we’re dust to dust.
History repeats: we’ve met the enemy, and he is us.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.

If we didn’t know what we’re doing, I guess it’d be okay.
But we know just what we’re doing, we just do it anyway.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.

Groove on down and get to grips, it’s the apocalypse.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
I wish that I could hide, I wish that I could change.
Track Name: Physically Jones
Operator, information, get me Judas on the line.
Now I am just about to shake your hand,
So don’t be thinking of biting mine.
I’m pleased to meet you, I know you’ll remember my name.
I will defeat you, it’s always the same.

Hey, I got a number for your favourite destiny.
It’s a stop that’s just around the corner,
And tonight I’m driving; come with me.
Well you know that it’s a fine line between boredom and a fine time.
You see the bigger picture: I’ve got your fixture, and you’re mine.
I’m so pleased to meet you I’ll sink my teeth deep in your bones,
The better to feed you,
And they call me Physically Jones.
Put it there boy, shake.

Pretty as a picture – this one doesn’t need a frame.
Look at it from every angle, it reflects back just the same.
I’m pleased to meet you, I hope you’re not guessing my name.
You should be seen to – it’s always the same.
Hey, I got a number for your favourite destiny.
It’s a stop that’s just around the corner,
And tonight I’m driving; come with me.
Well you know that it’s a fine line between boredom and a fine time.
You see the bigger picture: I am your fixture, and you’re mine.
Pleased to meet you; I guess you’re no rolling stone.
I will defeat you,
And they call me Physically Jones.
Track Name: You Just...
Oh baby, I believe in trust, but I mistrust everybody.
Oh baby, I believe in love, still I don’t love everybody.
Oh baby, I believe in faith, yet still I judge everybody.
Oh baby, I believe in pain, but still I hurt everybody.

Can’t shake this feeling I know a place
Where I can meet you, face to face,
Where we open our minds and see what lies behind.
Surely then we’d know the best way.

Oh and I got a feeling I just can’t shake,
You and I are about to awake,
And then we will find your dream was just like mine,
And that would mean you feel the same way.

I’ve got my rituals and prayers, but I don’t touch anybody.
God only knows that they’ve got theirs, and I won’t touch anybody.
I know I don’t believe in fear, I still hide from everybody.
I know that I believe in you, but I run from everybody.

And when I’m dreaming, I just can taste
You and I are about to erase
The boundaries we’d seen like they had never been.
But when we meet the next day,
You just keep on walking by my love.
Track Name: Together
I’ve been sitting here, watching you, trying to get your attention,
Wondering when you’re gonna figure these signals out.
I’ve been writing this down in my notebook,
And I even flatter myself you might wonder what it’s about.
I’ve been saving myself for you,
Though I can see you don’t think it’s true,
But I would do anything for you.
Won’t you let go your fears and believe?
’Cause honey, there’s nothing up my sleeve,
Just want to love you.

Everybody sing it’s all right,
You know we’ve got to get it together tonight.
Lay your worries outside my door,
Join the party people on the dance floor.
Though we could have the rest of our lives,
This could all burn to ruins tonight.
But if it all goes to pieces,
At least we got to see it together.

I’ve been wishing on the new moon, full moon, first star,
Every other thing I can think of, that you might love me.
Now I see a new look on your face that I just can’t trace,
But I wouldn’t be phased if you glanced up and discovered me.
I’ve been sending myself to you,
Hoping you’d be receiving too;
Honey, I would do anything for you.
So open up your heart and believe,
’Cause darling, there’s nothing up my sleeve,
I just want to love you.

Everybody sing it’s all right,
You know we’ve got to get it together tonight.
Lay your worries outside my door,
Join the raga-muffins on the dance floor.
Oh we could have the rest of our lives,
Or this could all burn to ruins tonight.
But if it all goes to pieces,
At least we got to see it together.
All together now.

I just want to love you.
Everybody sing it’s all right,
You know we’ve got to get it together tonight.
Lay your worries outside my door,
Join the Bodhidharma on the dance floor.
This may last the rest of our lives,
Or it could all burn to ruins tonight.
So if it all goes to pieces,
At least we got to see this together.
Track Name: Crows & Pawns
I got that blood on my face again, I can still feel it shining.
I got that mud on my face again, I guess there’s no denying.

If you want me, come and find me.
Yes you haunt me, don’t remind me.

Can I ask a little favour of all you crows and pawns?
If you let me be your saviour, I will try to carry on.

I’ve got that blood on my face again, it tastes like four-leaf clover.
I’ve got that mud on my again, this time the party’s over.

I’ve been taking the day, I’ve been saving my face,
I’ve been walking around like I rented the place.
Well, I’ve been underground and I’ve been into space,
But nowhere in between.
So I’m paving the way and I’m painting my face.
Now I’m wearing the crown – I invented the place.
I’m out-classing the clown, I’m up-sleeving the ace,
And I hope everybody’s seen.

There’s a long train coming after me / It stretches out as far as I can see. / Long train, it all comes back to me, now and then.

Can I ask you all a question: Where are the crows and pawns?
When you’ve treated an infection, can you ever know it’s gone?

If you want me…

I’ve got that blood on my face again, but I can smell the sunrise.
I’ve got that mud on my face again; I’m staring through a dog’s eyes.

And it couldn’t take forever to weigh up the crows and pawns.
If we put ‘em all together, who’d be left to carry on?

There’s a long train coming after me / It stretches out as far as I can see. / Long train, it all comes back to me, now and then. / The people get off and on the train, / They may or may not take that line again. / Long train, it all comes back to me, now and then.
Track Name: Strange Attractor
Hey, someone got their chaos in my order.
Hey, someone’s order’s all over my chaos.
Hey, someone got their chaos in my order.
Hey, someone’s order’s all over my chaos.
Strange attractor, there’s some places you’ll never be.
Flap your wings, little butterfly, there’s a hurricane in my vicinity.
Strange attractor, I’m not the man I used to be.
Where he’s gone and just how fast, that is Heisenberg’s uncertainty.
Strange attractor; thank Lorenz, thank you Mandelbrot.
You are dependent on initial conditions sensitively.

Strange attractor.
Hail Eris! Hail Discordia!
Track Name: Seeping
You’ll never know what I had in mind.
You’d never mind what I’d feel.
You’ll never feel all my pain when deep inside
The things you’d bring all come seeping in.

You’ll never get what you thought you’d see.
You’ve never seen what I’d show.
You’d never show, when I’d ask you what it’s for.
The things you’d bring all come seeping in.

In the twilight, nothing’s bad and nothing’s good.
Does my hindsight show exactly what it should?
I never thought I’d believe it, but love can go astray.
Now you’re gone – not your fool/full, I’m your empty.

You’ll never see what you had to lose.
You’ll never lose what you can’t find.
You’ll never find, in those cracks down on the floor,
The things you’d bring all come seeping in.

You’ll never leave where you had to stay.
You’d never stay where you’d go.
You’d never go, when I asked you to the door.
The things you’d bring all come seeping in.

In the moment, it’s so hard to feel what’s right.
Times we both spent half in darkness, half in light.
I swore I’d never be leaving, but now what can I say?
Now we’re gone – looking glass is half empty.

I couldn’t know what you’d have to seek.
I couldn’t seek where you’d hide.
I’ll never hide the hole I have dug in my heart where
The things you’d bring all come seeping in.
Track Name: ...Keep Walking
When you feel that you can barely stand up
When you think that you can hardly crawl
When the only thing you want to do is run away
Every time you know you’re going to fall
Every time you’re frightened to continue
When you think you’re losing from the start
Every time you don’t know if it’s in you
Every time you’re going to fall apart

You’ve seen a lot of things,
You’ve felt a lot of pain,
But ain’t you happy you can feel?
You know the truth is in you somewhere,
You can feel it in your heart;
It’s there, you know.

Every time you’re frightened to continue
When you think you’re losing from the start
Every time you don’t know if it’s in you
Every time you’re going to fall apart
When you’re nowhere near your destination
When your destination isn’t known
When you feel that you’ve been travelling on for years and years
Every day you travel on your own
When you feel that you can barely stand up
When you think that you can hardly crawl
When the only thing you want to do is run away
Every time you know you’re going to fall

You've got a mind, you've got a mission.
You've got the time, it's your decision.

You'll make it right, you've got to know.
You'll shine white light, you'll make it so.

If all life is suffering,
Then love can soothe the pain,
And ain’t you happy that it’s so?
You know the way is in you somewhere,
You can find it in your heart.
You know it’s right.

When you feel that you can barely stand up You just keep walking.
When you think that you can hardly crawl You just keep walking.
When the only thing you want to do is run away You just keep walking.
Every time you know you’re going to fall You just keep walking.
When you feel that you can barely stand up You just keep walking.
When you think that you can hardly crawl You just keep walking.
When the only thing you want to do is run away You just keep walking.
Every time you know you’re going to fall You just keep…
Track Name: Pescadero Sun
Come take a ride down the Coast Highway,
Headed south from Half Moon Bay.
Jump in that car, it’s not that far to Santa Cruz,
But you can lose your lonely blues along the way.
From Cowell Ranch to Pigeon Point,
Año Nuevo, Davenport.
The sunlight shimmers off the coast,
The moonlight glimmers more than most,
And it gets straight into your heart.

I’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along,
And so do you – the ocean’s blue, a perfect day.
I’m back there cruising by the sea, and baby that’s all right with me,
This road holds memories that never go away.
I’ve seen the edge of life, the crashing and the spray;
I’ve seen the world go spinning and I’ve hit the ground.
Still feel the rhythm of the waves; the mental pattern it engraves
Remains to save me – when I’m lost, I’m found.

And it’s all right, it’s better by the sea.
I said it’s all right, it’s Brian’s Smile for you and me.
You know it’s all right, all right, all right.

The golden apples of the sun, the silver apples of the moon.
Hold onto this feeling, let it be your barometer,
Let it be your compass, let it be your thermometer.

Come-a come-a baby, now take me home.

Breath of sunshine, that fruity sunshine.
Breath of sunshine.

I’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along,
Holding your hand, enjoy the sterling ocean view.
Inside this moment we are one – the earth, the ocean, sky, and sun –
And you can feel the motion flow through you.
So on the coldest days in this North West, I close my eyes
And feel those penetrating, warming rays.
These fractal trees along the Fylde have got their beauty and their style,
But baby, give me Highway One most any day.

And it’s all right, it’s better by the sea.
You know it’s all right, it’s made for you and me.
You know it’s all right, it’s all right, it’s all right.

The golden apples of the sun, the silver apples of the moon.

And it’s all right, it’s better by the sea.
Oh yeah, it’s all right, it’s there for you and me.
You know it’s all right, said it’s all right, you know it’s all right.
I only want to be with someone
In the Pescadero sun.
Just feel that shine – it’s yours and mine,
And you feel find that, by design, there is enough for everyone.
Is that right? Is that right? Is that right?

I only want to be with someone
In the Pescadero sun.
Track Name: For Myself Today
It’s okay to be sorry
It’s okay to be wrong
It’s all right to be lonely
That’s gonna make you strong
It’s okay to have feelings
It’s okay to have doubts
It’s okay to be angry
You’ve just gotta let these things out
Oh, pull yourself together now, I’m not leaving;
I’ll stay here with you long as you need me.
We’ll wait together here for the sun.
And I’ll fade into the shadows, but not until I have to,
’Cause you and I and everybody know:
You’re gonna have to be here some time,
You’re gonna have to leave here some time.

It’s all right to seek justice
It’s okay to shed tears
It’s okay to feel desperate
Without love, there’d be no fear
It’s okay to do something
It’s okay to just be
It’s okay to do nothing
It’s okay ‘cause you’re free
So pull yourself together now, I’m not leaving;
I’ll stay here with you long as you need me.
We’ll wait together here for the sun.
And I’ll fade into the shadows, but not until I have to,
’Cause you and I and everybody know:
You’re gonna have to be here some time,
You’re gonna have to leave here some time.

It’s okay to be trusted
It’s okay to stay up all night
It’s okay to get busted
Long as you know you’re in the right
It’s okay to be anguished
It’s all right to be mean, if you need to
It’s okay to languish
Long as you’ve got the means
So pull yourself together now, I’m not leaving;
I’ll stay here with you as long as you need me.
We’ll wait together here for the sun.
And I’ll fade into the shadows, but not until I have to,
’Cause you and I and everybody know:
You’re gonna have to be here some time,
You’re gonna have to leave here some time.
You’re gonna have to be you sometime.
Track Name: Engineer
Engineer,
Well I’ve done what I could with the words and music,
The rest is up to you.
Three minutes and 15 seconds,
Carrying a message that’s gotta get through.
It used to be me, so wild and free,
I’d try five different endings if I pleased.
Now I stand at the mic and I wait for the light
While the girls and the boys in the band off in studio three.

Engineer,
If I promise not to touch nothing,
Will you let me sit in on the mix in your booth?
Handing over the reins of my musical sleigh to you
Scares me, to tell you the truth.
It used to be just my band and me,
Dreaming of VH1 and MTV.
But behind the music, never disclose
These lonely nights spent in other people’s studios.

It used to be it was down time,
Deciding if it was right or what was missing.
Nowadays I gotta learn to trust in fate,
But it’s so hard to wait, maybe I won’t even listen.

Engineer,
Before I was here cutting tracks myself,
I wasn’t sure that you’d exist.
Now I’m worrying the urge to fiddle with the faders
Might be more than you can resist.
I’m praying you’ll lend me clarity, transparently,
Bring focus to my vision.
But I worked so hard to get me here,
Not the time for fear, time for open-heart submission.