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surfaces

Surfaces
play with light
catch the eye
Lines and curves
every one is perfect
Surfaces
a world adorned
Beauty comes in infinite forms
Perfect surfaces
Perfect surfaces

Tracing lines of blue
where skin lets light through
Over miles of muscle
through the woven puzzle
Onto ribs that rise and fall
there’s an ear against the wall

(Refrain)

Shadows on a human figure
make the bones look bigger
Shadows on a human figure
make the bones look bigger
Shadow on a human figure
Shadow on a figure

(Refrain)

From the hollow of your heel
Up the ladder in your spine
Off the cliff around your eyes
I dive into the brine

(Refrain)

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart davis/surfaces.mp3]

babies

Here’s to all the babies
that I’ll never have
This house is empty
and I don’t feel sad

Here’s to all the babies
that are here right now
I want to love them
I will some how

I stole this body
to make this trip
I left heaven
to find your lips

I came to kiss you
and touch your face
then disappear
without a trace

In love, in love, in love

I have a baby
in my chest
I nurse the Heart
with every breath

I am a baby
inside this dream
where demons laugh
and angels scream

I stole this body
to make this trip
I left heaven
to find your lips

I came to kiss you
and touch your face
then disappear
without a trace

In love, in love, in love

If you need a baby
then when I die
I will find your belly
and crawl inside

(Refrain)

Now I dive into this mystery
into this place that has no history
that has no face
where everything but water
will be erased
I dive
where the water is awake, where the water is alive

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart davis/babies.mp3]

rock stars & models

I’m gonna burn down this hotel
I’m gonna fill the pool with drums
I’m gonna punch a camera man
I’m gonna bring a gun through customs

I will, I will heroin OD
until you come back to me

Rock stars need models
like babies need bottles
Models need rock stars
like cave men need strip bars
and sports cars to throttle
Model, rock star
Rock star, model

You put snowballs up your nose
and fingers down your throat
That’s why your skin glows
and you weigh less than your coat

You’re much more than a beautiful waitress
You’re a princess, so take your place

(Refrain)

I’m the mirror on your wall
You’re my blow-up doll
(But we’re running out of youth
I guess we’re living proof)

K-K-K-Kiss me!

(Refrain)

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart davis/rock-stars-models.mp3]

dresden

You people come here from hell and hinter
to see the sites and point your finger
I just met you, but I know where you’re from
Something tells me you’re not just acting dumb

You need a local to show you around this place
and I become a tour guide when I see a pretty face

Come and soak in Dresden
The heavy calm, the fire bombs
It’s all here in Dresden
You’re always close to something’s ghost
Stop off, tour the holocaust

You know it was a night like this in the dead of winter
The sky turned into airplanes, our families turned to cinders
I live in this one, let’s step inside
You look like Bambi when you do that with your eyes

Whaddya’ wanna drink? There’s vodka, wine, and beer
But I only got one glass, so you gotta sit over here

Come and soak in Dresden
Where people live in the ashes of their relatives
It’s all here in Dresden
But you never learn how many Germans burned
Stop off, tour the holocaust

I know you’re nervous, I think that’s sweet
It’s always awkward when two new bodies meet
Just open your shell and offer me a pearl
I am collecting a string of Jewish girls

Come and soak in Dresden
Somehow the beauty here always ends up smeared
It’s all here in Dresden
Feels like World War Two coming into you
Stop off, tour the holocaust

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart davis/dresden.mp3]

fault lines

All my life I have attacked
Doesn’t anybody out there wanna fight me back?
Doesn’t anybody out there wanna take revenge?
I’m sick and tired of being forgiven
Until

Under me, under me
I can feel the ground begin to shake
In front of me, in front of me
There’s a mountain side
about to break

All the faults in California
run directly through my head
All the faults in California
are converging in this bed
All the faults in California
will not rest until I’m dead

I’ve got a birth defect
My heart’s inverted
It took all my karma
and reversed it
No matter what I do, people spill compassion
I sin and sin, and nothing happens
Until

Under me, under me

I can feel the ground begin to shake
In front of me, in front of me
There is a mountain side
about to break

(Refrain)

I had a dream of you
in a Redwood tree
You held one white rose
out for me
You held one white rose
out for me

The ground begins to shake
A mountain side
An earthquake
All the faults in California
All the faults in California

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart davis/fault-lines.mp3]

invincible

Friend,
I am with you when you cry
closer to your face
than the water in your eyes

Cry
Those tears become my own
I know that you are homesick
even though you’re home

I whisper in your ear
“you are already free”
Soon you will laugh
and remember that you’re me
You were never lost
the heart was always full
The heart is all there is
Invincible

Friend
I am with you when you weep
when both your eyes are closed
and you don’t know you’re asleep

Dream
at night you dream of harm
You dream that you are lost
But you’re sleeping in my arms

I whisper in your ear
“you are already free”
Soon you will wake up
and remember that you’re me
You were never lost
the heart was always full
The heart is all there is
Invincible

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart davis/invincible.mp3]

savoring samsara

It’s a big wet dream
spilling semen
into phantoms
A big wet dream
spilling semen
into phantoms

How long till the orgies over?
Where’s the wine that makes me sober?

I’m savoring Samsara
even though the candy’s hollow
It’s all on my tongue
but there’s nothing here to swallow
I know all these flavors
keep me here in Hades
but it tastes so good
I keep incarnating

There’s a million ways
of licking honey
off of razors
A million ways
of licking honey
off of razors

Some sugar hides its price
and every lick’s another life

(Refrain)

It’s in my lap
It’s in my lap
Heaven’s in my lap
But where is that?
Where is that?
Wherever I’m from
this place is bubble gum

Bubble gum
Bubble gum
Bubble gum
I’m savoring Samsara
Bubble gum

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart davis/savoring-samsara.mp3]

doppelganger body donor

Last night someone drove these balls around
Last night someone swung these fists
I woke up in piss
I woke up in pain
with a lot of uniforms shouting out my name

Oh, no
No, no
Forgive me
I cursed with someone else’s tongue
Forgive me
I pointed someone else’s gun
Forgive me
I came with someone else’s cum
Doppelganger, body donor
Doppelganger, body donor

She says some ugly wizard
stumbled into her room
dropped his gown
waved his wand around
and brought some bruises into bloom

Oh, no
No, no.

(Refrain)

I smoked a little hash, and now I’m stuck in Oz
with a bunch of little people enforcing little laws
I’ll say it again, I’ve said it before
It’s my word against that whore’s

(Refrain)

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart%20davis/doppel-body-donor.mp3]

immanence

When we cum your skin is mine
as if we die and combine
and then spill our souls
in sacred folds

Every body wants to taste
a little something carbon-based
Sex is proof the Holy Ghost
crawls around in stuff that’s gross
Yeah!

There’s a serpent in my body
right below my belly
When I crave an apple
you are redder than an orchard

We tangle up like rubber bands
We make more noise than pots and pans
Bodies join in novel ways
Before they’re buried and decayed

Every body wants to taste
a little something carbon-based
Sex is proof the Holy Ghost
crawls around in stuff that’s….

Conflating, interpenetrating
Wow.

Every body wants to taste

(Refrain)

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart%20davis/immanence.mp3]

ladder

I’ve got brains like antique floors
I built each one on the one before
I use all three but they don’t agree

One of them wants to love you
another one would love to club you
I guess my old natures move like glaciers

The fish became a lizard
the shrew became an ape
Will the ape become an angel?
The higher that we climb
The more the ladder sways
The higher that we climb
The more the ladder sways

I’m the bastard child, the one who got
the head of Einstein and the soul of Pol Pot
there’s no compassion, but I can split the atom

Better give me a microscope for a different eye
better give me a telescope for the inward sky
and a ladder leading up from Eden

The fish became a lizard
the shrew became an ape
Will the ape become an angel?
The higher that we climb
the more the ladder sways

If Ramana Maharshi came from clay
there’s more to evolution than a little DNA

Cut off the moorings
to the inward ark
aiming it into
a question mark

The fish became a lizard
the shrew became an ape
Will the ape

become a Mother Teresa
she came from clay
there’s more to evolution
than a little DNA

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart%20davis/ladder.mp3]

dive

Becoming mist again
the body is a drop
water never ends
the body is a drop
water never ends

It isn’t a mistake
the swimmer is asleep
water is awake
the swimmer is asleep
water is awake

It isn’t a mistake
becoming mist again
water is a friend

Under this wave over this soul
losing my arms nothing to hold
Nowhere to swim ready to drown
Longing to dive love pulls me down
Where the water is awake
Where the water is alive
Dive

Nothing here to hold
an island in the head
water in the soul
an island in the head
water in the soul

Something will survive
let the body melt
water is alive
let the body melt
water is alive

Something will survive
nothing here to hold
let the body fold

(Refrain)

Now I dive into this mystery
into this place that has no history
that has no face
where everything but water
will be erased
I dive
where the water is awake, where the water is alive

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart%20davis/dive.mp3]

swim

The only reason that it’s scary getting old
is people treat you like you’re too big to hold
and you still feel just like a kid

You call my bluff when I pretend to be at peace
You take the water that I finally release
Close your mouth, open your arms

That is why I reach for you so much
I think I’m drowning
until we touch
Life is an ocean we fall in
when you hold me I can swim

In this hospital the beds are made of steel
and metal instruments are all some people feel
but what you need is something soft against your skin

So you don’t have to pretend to be at peace
I’ll take the water that you finally release
Close your mouth, open your arms

That is why you reach for me so much
You think you’re drowning
until we touch
Death is an ocean we fall in
I will hold you while you swim

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart%20davis/swim.mp3]

drown

I’d like to find the fucker who left us afloat
Who pushed us over and took in the boat?
Soup of humans, we’re all eating waves
everyone struggles and no one is saved

Makes me thirsty, the salt I’m drinking
My head is bursting but I won’t stop thinking
‘Cause all I’ve got is what I know
and I will not be food for the beast below

Gravity
Love is under me
Endless water, endless water
Gravity
Love is under me
Endless water, endless water

This body won’t drop
Love is a plank I won’t walk off
Look below
Where is the joy?
If you go too deep it’s an endless void

But my weight is too much to hold
My arms are ready to fold
Just beneath me, stillness is there
As I thrash the water and gasp for air

(Refrain)

Gravity
Love is under me

So why am I thrashing around?
There’s nothing to fear
I’m ready to drown

Nothing’s gonna change
I’ve always been water
Nothing’s gonna change
I’ve always been water
Nothing’s gonna change
I’ve always been…
Drowning- love is under me
Drowning- love is over me
Drowning- love is under me
Drowning- love is over me
Nothing’s gonna change
I’ve always been water
Everything is water

(To hear a sample, click the ear or press play below )

[audio:http://www.dreamusher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/sounds/stuart%20davis/drown.mp3]

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