Blues for Harpo
 
choking on a dog chew
the smell of meat
on your collar
spanking on a monkey
& slamming the scholar
 
we have no science
or disease
we're taking shelter
in the trees
 
this is blues for harpo
 
 
Benjamin Prosser - words,
vocals, guitar, whirling tube
& tambourine
 
Recorded to cassette
Millhouse 1996
 
 
Fall in Love with Me
 
draw another mouth
take it north
or take it south
keep it with the rest
head it east
or head it west
 
compass holder
on my shoulder
hide the rocks
& stash the boulders
they all did flee
just to be
in the trees
with the bees
 
& to fall in love with me
to fall in love with me
to fall in love
fall in love
to fall in love with me
 
draw another arm
keep it safe
keep it from harm
or draw another ear
head it far away
from here
 
wood will smoulder
on my shoulder
mending hearts
with the solder
they're taking flight
through the night
they keep their fears
out of sight
 
until they
fall in love with me
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, Voice,
Guitar, Drill
 
Recorded to cassette
at millhouse 
1996
Bright Eyes, Black Heart
 
will you listen for a minute
I'm trying to warn you
about a girl in the night
who's coming to call you
will you look in my eyes
do you think I could lie anymore
hang onto your dreams
like you've never held on before
 
if you listen for a second
you will hear her heart beating
in the night she will strike
on those who are sleeping
I never conceived
that she was holding the key
to my heart
 
but you better believe
in the girl
bright eyes black heart
but you better believe
in the girl
bright eyes black heart
but you better believe
in the girl
bright eyes black heart
bright eyes black heart
bright eyes black heart
bright eyes black heart
 
Benjamin Prosser - words, vocals
Guitar & slide.
 
Recorded to cassette
Connaught Road 1995
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buried Treasure
 
what's this sheltered here?
got the ground
pressed to my ear
this gentle nameless
luck's in blossom
I had no riches
but now I've got them
 
I've found buried treasure
I've found buried treasure
 
what's this in this earth?
trade my spade
for what it's worth
I'll keep on digging
deny myself pleasure
hunting heart's
found buried treasure
 
buried treasure
I've found buried treasure
I've found buried treasure
 
Benjamin Prosser - words, vocals
& guitar
 
Recorded to cassette
at the Beacon 1998
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cold Muscle
 
tense and taught
like a cold muscle
I'm coming to you
warm at heart
yet insecure
& scared of the truth
 
I'm unsure
I'm so sure
suspicious to the core
I hit a nerve
so you spread them wide
for more
 
I'm unsure
I'm so sure
you're lying there all sore
I didn't know the act
would feel so pure
I didn't know the act
would feel so pure
I didn't know the act
would feel so pure
I didn't know the act
would feel so pure
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, Vocals, Guitar
Recorded at Millhouse on cassette
1996
In Her Arms Again
 
map of the ancient world
heavy lesbian
gare st Lazare
the whores in doorways are
seltzer bottles on every table
are you able to touch a star?
 
waltzing in this shithouse
pass-out in the dome
lapel taken to lapel
I hope I'll be walked home
cigarette fumes and feline odour
I don't want to be alone
 
the golden period
when I had not a single friend
in bed with an erection
was my message sent?
candle burns designer labels
& I'm in her ams again
I'm in her arms again
I'm in her arms again
 
In her arms again
I'm in her arms again
I'm in her arms again
she is my best friend
 
Benjamin Prosser - Words, Vocals, Guitar
and Workbench
Recorded Millhouse and Rooths Framers and Restorers
1997