Live In Session Winter 2008​-​09

by Alchemeon

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1.
Born 06:37
BORN Can she see? Will she be? Saintly lady by the water Faintly fiery fisher’s daughter And you see nothing is as it is Nothing is as it ought to be And you see it’s back to where we began Back so far you’re out in front again… It’s time. Born – you were meant to be Born – into the family Born – we were meant to be Born – into the family
2.
THE WINGED MAN Heaven knows why but he saved us from the furnace We mistreated his kind and stained his need to see Heaven knows why Our people will fly Memory will die This winged man he cried Melting above he drew his energy from below And seeing the sun he knew he had to go Heaven knows why Our people will fly Memory will die This winged man he cried Can you hear the voices Hear the voices around you? And the echo of the voices Hear them too Play on Play on Seething below the man was a wreck of invention And we brought him down just like a crash landing Heaven knows why Our people will fly Memory will die This winged man he cried He was too far ahead for us here so he flew Back to the sun where he’s working on something new Heaven knows why Our people will fly Memory will die This winged man he cried
3.
THE CENTRE OF THE CYCLONE In forlorn castles too brief for living We rose to catch the sun but were defeated Just around the corner beyond the eyes Beyond the skies we set ourselves as real Like spaceships casting cosmic lines, left behind With stars strewn from our astral selves and planets in our eyes You walk along the road of life too high to see The mountain you are climbing Casting seeds and scrolls from our outstretched hands The forgiven forget of the gift And it’s too late, the ladder stretches up and down And where do you stand in perspective to it all? Can you imagine a place, a space that you have not been before But which is not new to you? A place you can recall softly, push through bad dreams Make it real, remember Complications contradict but reality sticks And unbounded has its realms In everything you see Yes, what do you see? Push through the dark vales to the sea Cast your cosmic line wherever it may fall Maybe you will find some higher guidance there or Maybe you will find a place that you may truly rest Maybe you will find some friends who love you the best Listen Listen Listen The tides of swirling memories Are nearly gone but forgotten Would you choose to beg or lose The axis which you hold onto Thirteen is the number, twelve it is the rite Thirteen red eyed ravens Outside the house at night Outward, outward on out Cast light, cast light about Outward, outward on out Look out, which way is far out? Petty wages are falling like leaves, calling the master To apprenticeship again Will he recall the time, the chime of freedom Blowing through his keyhole Step down from your pedestal and mingle once again With the crowds that you shunned as a youth At the centre of the cyclone Where all our thoughts are real You’re cacooned in your mental egg Imprisoned inside your head When you look out the bars you’ve made Can you maybe follow a little way And see that there are no more shackles to pass Yet more fresh air, green fields and grass And you are like the butterfly Cannot take off, your wings aren’t dry But soon if you shall heed the guides The caterpillar metamorphosise
4.
Celestine 05:35
CELESTINE Celestine they make their way Brothers to the water To cleanse the crystal in the head Still in silent laughter The drop into the forehead Silver people roam To lace the time With story rhyme And drink the river’s daughter Drink the river’s daughter Oh! La la la la… Pyramids inside the mind They walk the crystal line Or trade their scarlet dreams for talk All wisdoms from the grail Tower stands against the sky You people are not there Stone’s old voice speaks of an age The brothers hear and reel amazed The brothers hear and reel amazed Oh! La la la la... Wind through stone Your eyes and ears The time has come Wonder begun Wind through stone Your eyes and ears The time has come Wonder begun (They break their fast!) Now to be Now to be Now to be Now to be Now to be La la la la la…
5.
IT’S A BLUE SKY DON’T HOLD NO RAIN I'll try and try and try and try to get to you I'll try and try and try and try forever I'll try and try and try and try to get to you I'll try and try and try and try forever Forever We came across some bones of men Scattered in the rust So many good souls turned to dust Within their shattered husks And these people had worn jewels And their heads had been held high Speckled foreheads touched the sky Behold the sparkling in their eye Don’t you know it’s a blue sky Don’t hold no rain Don’t hold your love in vain ‘Cos we’ve still got some loving to do Some time ago the white man came Bringing bible books and swords Bound them up in twining cords In the name of their great lord They slew down the Aztec Inca Ibu Masai Now we hide in concrete lies So to my Mammon side I cry What have we done To the Mother Goddess Gaia Why can’t we nestle in her Warm aching bosom Now the world’s a spinning ball Two thirds with none to eat So while we chew our scrawny meat Can you hear those big bells beat? What have we done To the Mother Goddess Gaia Why can’t we nestle in her Warm aching bosom
6.
CASTROL GTX A GO-GO We’re gonna juice you to the bone Feed the ogre faintly bold He’s grinding chrome West is my kind of tree Feel till you’re opaque in the door Scooping up the gnomes from the floor Blessed be the world For there is a dragon so deeply curled I’ll sing you a sweep of dreams Crown the day with night I’m a matt-bam-bootle Ride away on my scooter I peel oranges now Castrol GTX a go-go I’ll motor your mojo Brideshead’s eagle and a seagull Home again, ogre-man
7.
BORN OF STARS We are born of stars We are born of stars We are born of stars We are born of stars Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya Gaia We are seeds of time We are seeds of time You are a seed of time We are seeds of time Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya Gaia Create a brighter future Create a brighter future We are a brighter future Create a brighter future Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya Gaia Earth Planet Earth Planet Earth Our planet Terra Firma Has made a conscious decision A conscious, conscious decision To become whole To become one. Entombed, cocooned In concrete, metal, plastic, tarmac Effluence of all kinds Chemicals, radiation and nuclear waste Yet she shall break free She shall break free from this prison Free from these chains Planet Earth is undergoing An evolutionary, interpersonal, galactical REBIRTH!!! We are born of stars We are born of stars We are born of stars We are born of stars Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya We are seeds of time We are seeds of time You are a seed of time We are seeds of… time! Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya Gaia Create a brighter future Create a brighter future You are a brighter future Create a brighter future Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya maitraya Om nam maya Gaia
8.
THE FREAKS (SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH) How many jacks are kept in their boxes? How many dreams are trodden underfoot? It could be in you or it could be in me The fate of all nations or a colour TV Look down any road see a million faces Scream back their pain from a sheer concrete wall There’s a million products made just to fill that hole But you never never, can never fill it at all It’s a cry from the depths of a pin-stripe suit And whose voice dares not to conform Why is it just those who can see through the see through? They’re the misfits who break out from the norm The Freaks! The Freaks! The Freaks shall inherit the Earth The Freaks! The Geeks! Who speak shall inherit the Earth Should we obey what the government says? Is it wrong not to tag along? The question is no question at all But what we do with our backs to the wall What is a freak? I think we’ll see When what is established gets washed away Those who cling to it will not survive it Destiny’s child awakes a new day Just look around you see those bulldozers working Their ripping up the land for fool’s gold again It’s getting worse, can’t go on forever And who’s gonna be here when these dinosaurs fall? Ok. What’s it going to be if it is as we’ve heard? Who’s gonna emerge with these worlds submerged? When the damage is done from the profit we made Are you gonna cling to the wreckage or else go with the change? CHANGE!!!!! Now there’s some pretty megaton forces Stirring up hate and making a war Who can get poison and spit out the bullet? Who are these freaks, do you think that one’s you? The Freaks! The Freaks! The Freaks shall inherit the Earth The Freaks! The Geeks! Who speak shall inherit the Earth The Freaks! The Freaks! The Freaks shall inherit the Earth The Freaks! The Geeks! Who speak shall inherit the ….. Earth!!!!
9.
Orb 09:11
ORB When the walls of the temple Are cast to the ground And light shines through the ruins When the form decays To leave no trace That is the time of re-doing And the sun is shining Casting rays throughout the universe And everything goes on as before The slip of light has pierced The very heart and soul of you Take a look now, open up your door At first you may find it a little curious Just let go to the feeling Describe a circle your arms outstretched Learn to feel this healing Singing... Li la li li li li la li Li li li li la la li la la li li la la Send the sun’s rays into the earth And round and round and round revolving The moon will shine her light upon you As round the stones we are returning Return... Li la li li li li la li Li li li li la la li la la li li la la Become a tribe of many lives Around and round and round and round evolving The moon will shine her light upon you As round the stones we surely are returning Return... Li la li li li li la li Li li li li la la li la la li li la la Send the seeds into the earth You know you know you know it’s worth Send the seeds into the ground It’s a holy holy holy sound La la li la la la li li Hey hey! Don’t you don’t you don’t you know We gotta sow sow sow sow And don’t ya don’t ya don’t ya know We’re gonna grow grow grow grow Grow grow grow grow grow grow grow grow! La la li la la la li li Hey hey! And the sun is shining Casting rays throughout the universe And everything goes on like never before The slip of light has pierced The very heart and soul of you Take a look now Open up your door
10.
Finale 05:00
FINALE When we were young We saw the faces And friends from the stars Built the earthworks with us And energy ran through The earth’s sacred surface Messages ran from star to star Aaaah All you can see All you can be All that is now All that’s to come And all that means something All that’s inside All that you covet All that you hide Aaaah Aaaaah

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Alchemeon Live In Session Winter 2008-09

Alchemeon, named by Jim, began in November 2008 and lasted until May 2009. The name comes from a combination of ‘alchemy’ and an anagram of ‘chameleon’, which is a play by Pok that has been performed by a variety of casts on numerous stages over several years.

The band Alchemeon showed great talent and potential and sadly it ended all too soon with only a few snatches of recordings of them in rehearsal remaining.

Alchemeon featured the talents of Pok on guitar and voice, Jim on his vast banks of keys and voice, the amazing Iggy on drums and George on bass. Their set consisted of several songs from Spacegoats and Laughing Sun as well as some new material.

These songs are taken from the Alchemeon’s Depot X sessions in Exeter during December 2008 and January 2009.

credits

released August 23, 2018

Original release date: 15th January 2009

Recorded live at Depot X, Exeter, December 2008 - January 2009.

Cassette salvage, audio cleaning and mastering performed at Wud Records Studio One, 2018 - 2020.

Cover illustration by Pok the Bard.
Graphic design by Sam James.

All songs by S. Miller and associates.
See individual tracks for details.

These recordings copyright © 2018 Wud Records, except Born of Stars copyright © 2020 Wud Records.

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