now you’re on a hunt again / you’re gonna hunt us all down / gonna give as good as you got / an eye for an eye / but there’s this blind spot / have you ever faced the light / instead of cursing the night / when you’re no more than reaction / ever thought about changing your rites? / watch out / as the rays you shoot forth / could come back around / watch out / have you ever tried to grow up / instead of growing dim / is that your own expression / or the devil within? / soon you’ll be on the run / and you’re gonna run it all down / still you give as much as you got / but you forgot your blind spot / (gonna hunt us all down)
Oh! what a beautiful cross you bear / i heard you found it for free somewhere / and if i wasn’t so drowned out / by the voices in your head / then you’d be hearing me / speaking out the unsaid / Oh! What a nice place in the shade / what a nice place to invade / if only you could move closer / if only you weren’t already there / you’d be waking up instead / if you hadn’t fallen so fast / you’d still be no angel / and if you hadn’t fallen so hard / you’d still wear no halo
i can see you / i’ve no time to watch you play / i can hear you / i’ve no time to understand / could search for you / there’s no time to find you / could love you / i’ve never learned to share / the blood of my heart / so wash it away / the blood on my hands / wash it away / from my cold cold hands / my heart of stone / the blood on my hands wash it away / wash it away
from the day i was born / i’m a puppet in your hands / and every time i died / those hands got dirty too / what a life i must live / but soon i’ll bite the hands that fed me / lab rats, escape! / what a lie i must live / but soon i’ll bite the hand that fed me
at the bottom of this heart / lies a black dog / he’s there with the colours and the scenes that have never been / and when it seems reasonable / then he go and jump all over the rocks / over the rocks that you placed / the rocks with no tongues / then you’ll see everything / could come back around / at the bottom of this house / lies big ache / all the strangers staring / looking for what they’ll never see / for some relief on their own / heavy curtains open for the show that can make you forget / that the sting in it is in you now / at times it will come back around
who will bother? / if not me and not you / who will save our kind? / will we be safe for good? / and who decided that hugging trees is out of fashion now? / how well i remember / what i’ve not seen / candles burning / yesterday is too / may the bird you fly on / carry you home well / i’m still shining for you / hoping the light will get through
what remains / is a cat’s cry / and that drawing of you neglecting me / what have i done? / too much? / or were we too tight? / or are you too weak to fight? / then what remains / is a cat’s cry / and a drawing of you / what have i done? / and you?
it must be / something that i did / that brought me here / and where am i? / and what is this? / creeping up my spine / It must be / something that i did / or some force field / sucking me in / i only wanted more and more and life was slipping through my fingers / it only slipped through my fingers / the girls and boys come out at night / they hold each other tight / but their kiss and speech are poisonous / they’ll summon up a fight / oh, look how they hold each other tight / but will they make it through the night? / it must be / something that i did / or some force field / sucking me in / I only wanted more and more and life was slipping through my fingers / it only slipped through my fingers / well i’d rather take the long road / the winding road / than go with you people / you estrange me / i’d rather walk with the animals / in the forests / than with you people / you estrange me so / i prefer the sideways or the open fields / to another step with you people / you estrange me so / with all your road signs / and the traffic lights / and the drive by shootings / and the …
what’d be your distinctive feature? / if there were no moments before / only moments ahead / i wonder what is yours to give / and mine / to live / a life of love
For Those Who Still Exist remix of Heptagon’s “Indian Air In My Dead Lungs” vocal track, 2011
Heptagon is basically Aiko Aiko a short time before Aiko Aiko was called Aiko Aiko and “Indian Air In My Dead Lungs” is basically one of their first (as yet unreleased) songs.
Maybe the original song will be featured on one of Aiko Aiko’s future albums, who knows? ♥
pour it all over me / corroding my skin / this heavy tar heart / will silence me / control my silently / echoes ever after / of his ache that binds my heart / to stick with you / and does he have ears / and what does he fear then / i will not let it in / i will still really straight / now they begin / their dance / and do you have ears / and what do you fear then / no sunlight we see / lots of black air / no sunlight / but such a beautiful night! / no sunlight we see / only black air / all charged up / in this beautiful night /