Mair Licht

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released July 22, 2006

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Track Name: Cubismo Part 1
Figuration + dissociation
Represent Polar opposites
Figuration mimetic
Beholder beholds
A nice wee photie-graffic-pose

Subjective View Point
Bodies whae in aa aspects
are lowsed in themsels
so thae cannae see theirsels
or ithers as a totality
Tae thaim
a disregaird fir the casual order
o the perceptible warld
wad be irrational

Disassociation
Non representational-
The subject sichted fae outbyes
an inbyes aa at aince
tae contrast an ken
the hale parallax -
baith face an dowp o the maitter

DANTE’S theorem- in reverse
tae view the phizog but no the erse
Track Name: Mouse Eat Mouse World
weil came
tae the ultra normal warl o mouse eat mouse
whit’s it aa about...
tak a pair o sperklin een- twa pairts bun dust an
it’s knaps up mither broun- knaps up mither broun
haun shoogle chimera wi a superoid 8m
instamatic yower king kang, pal
the nuclear grease monkey's refrain
oh dear whit can the maitter be...
the unco answer-
Johnnie’s ower lang at the fair
lemon neon- snap- snap- photogenic finger stowps
do-do-tron-tron Rab ‘n dynamite Rab
in a warl whar mouse eat mouse- eat mouse- eat mouse

my- my-my Delilah
fae passion tae possession
afore the faa the lyart implodes
screw-tap-dancin in my heid
lik Lightening Hopkins on sherbet
fou as a puggie wi in 12 bars
Finneganing blue
Nellie- lovely Nellie
augment counterpoint
ergo ovoid ogham
forliet the ego an lowse yowersel tae the id
riverebbs past Spiked war horrors
contrapuntal houghmagandie
whizz in rnr
chocolate triangles an speculating eggs
Swiss prix ejaculating in the car parx
in a warl whar mouse eat mouse- eat mouse,-eat mouse

souk in aa youse kin fae a singal thocht
ham ‘n organs fir brake-fast
scourhieds slabbern fettit flesch
youse irr whit we eat…offal
GM psychos slaister neo bio bilge
goodby Dolly
we maun bio degrade yow
youse hiv tae be unco bauld tae be a pacifist
ayont the pale is cramasay
tho as the chiel said
a lieder will ay cum forrit tae suit the situ
lied ohne worte
a sang wi out wards an musie wi out (prison) bars
chomp on- chomp on Chomsky
sel determinate,
boom-cognate-boom-hum-end-o-game out there
in a warl whar mouse eat mouse eat mouse eat mouse……
Track Name: Aye & Ay
thae supportit CND
ay an aye unilaterally,
thae were the anti nuclear girls and boys,
thae supportit CND
ay an aye unilaterally.

thae joined the pairty
thae paid their dues
an through the ranks rose like the chosen few
thae supportit CND
ay an aye unilaterally

thae sclimed ambitions
scliddery pole,
an syne thae were meenisters wi portfolio,
thae had supportit CND
ay an aye unilaterally.

then heids o NATO
an heids o war
killin kids 2nd haun- fancy dancin-cunning feats
thae had yaised CND,
ay an aye quite literally.

whit mindsets kin
morally flit fae CND,
NATO- an then the Iraqi bluidy wars
thae supportit WMD
ay an aye quite cynically
ay an aye quite cynically
Track Name: Hush Nou
hush nou- hush nou
death strunts the rigs
glaurs the byres
traiks the gait
sprieds in cells
it’s the thrill of the hunt
the thrill of the kill
by golly it’s sport
a deidly retort,
div yow ken johnnie peel...
ay- I ken him far tae weil
thon’s why I’m mournin

we need to cull
we need to cull
we need to kull
we need to kill

baby, baby bunting
faither gaed a huntin
hush nou, hush nou
the cradle rockit,
whae rockit the cradle...
rock o ages, funstane o rages
sned in torter, rack an pyne...
bluid engenders bluid
braised steak sunday
spouse wi bleck ee monday
pen a cou the day
concentrate a human the morra

we need to cull
we need to cull
we need to kull
we need to kill

It’s the thrill of the hunt
the thrill of the kill
thou shud ken
thou shud nae
there’s nae onie excepturs
addendums
clauses
forbyes
tae thon stanework o commandments
nae chosen aines
repentant aines
burds- kye- fush
man- wuman or childer
the nocks run tae a stap
nae mair tic
nae mair toc
thou shud ken

we need to cull
we need to cull
we need to kull
we need to kill


kill- kill- kill...

We’re truly sorry man’s dominion has
broken nature’s social union
Track Name: Mair Licht
gif ye live in a damp house
a cowp or a derri-
ilumme yer life
an gie Goethe a swatch.
I askit my Daa
-Gurta...
awaa an askit yer Maa
aawise wear clean breeks
In case ye get run ower
byes a car

gif ye live in a damp house
a cowp or a derri-
ilumme yer life
an gie Goethe a swatch
I phoned my councillor
whae efter a pause
said his expertise
wis mair in the sanitary clause

gif ye live in a damp house
a cowp or a derri-
ilumme yer life
an gie Goethe a swatch
my doctor wis fraucht
but gied us her eident attent
-fir Goethe there’s nae medical cure
but here’s a jag
tae fend aff yer flu

gif ye live in a damp house
a cowp or a derri-
ilumme yer life
an gie Goethe a swatch
my auld teacher
sent us tae the library
tae get the big man’s print
but I forgot my specs
an it ainerlie made
us squint

gif ye live in a damp house
a cowp or a derri-
ilumme yer life
an gie Goethe a swatch
weil- on his daith bed
Goethe’s last wards where
licht- gie us mair licht
see een the big man
didnae ken it aa

gif ye live in a damp house
a cowp or a derri-
ilumme yer life
an gie Goethe a swatch
an demand mair licht
Track Name: Cubismo Part II
fower lips an twa neb
a wan eed dug cud draw as weil as thon
are youse tellin us
yower unconstructit bowser
is a bukin
skilled draughtsman an aa
at nine Cubismo cud pit mair thoucht
intil a portrait than maist harns
cud deal wi in mair ‘n ten life times

skarts on canvas indeed
whit cliched keech
it taks imagination an thocht
tae conjure it aa
the goalie in action
wi een on the baa
ahint in abstract
he visualises
the rigging
the posts
an the bar
in his minds ee
he drinks in the fou geometry o it aa

real tae surreal
siclik tae being the goalie
aa the players
baith teams
the referee
an the fans an aa
in awe
o the innate skills creatit
in the spaces on an aff the baa
Track Name: Tuim Tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

athort the isle
linear pads
cors the yirth
in a netwark
o social historie
natural rhythms
mairk time
amang the riggs
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

deep in the sods
furrowed brous
lowst in thocht
await relief
fae a merket
whar the fruits
o toil belang
tae fremit factors
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim


the non producer
capital man hauds
the commonty
in thrall
subsistence
alien mechanics
an absurd cycle
toil sleep, sleep toil
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

the maisters
tae be free
o guilt financed
ministry’s o howp
wi nae mair
‘n maggots
o salvation
at the end
o their road
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

mists o disillusion
rise ower
the lazybeds
wanhowp echoes
fae the past
reminders
sned howe
in guttural
Hebridean ruts
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

wi out dignity
ye cannae think
yersel out
o despair
tae interpret
is tae conjecture
change maun
be physical
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

island time
back beats
a generation
whan merkets
lummed
onie thoucht
o collective
determinism
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

forder maun
be yokit
by fowk
shivert stanes
on the cairt’s
metal rims
ding out
a salute
tae the pale
hero banes
yirdit aneath
the landscape
tuim tattie
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim

thrawn hairts
dunt in time
wi the rhythms
o freedom
tuim tattie
tuim tattie tuim
Track Name: Gif I was...
GIF I WAS….

gif I was god... my ego wadnae let me be almichty

gif I was ... I’d be fashed that my concept had gien humanity sic consternation

gif I was ... I’d huckle my prophets fir no predicting the unholy mess o their religions

gif I was ... I’d send aa absolutists on a fundamental course o pragmatic uncertainty

gf I was ... an efter life wad be nae an excuse tae trauchle this yin

gif I was ... aabody wad live in the guidness o the moment, wad thon no be paradise

gif I was… I’d be ower gracious tae sanction unctuous praise an prostrations

gif I was ... fowk wad learn fae the mistaks o ithers an let consciousness evolve

gif I was ... the unco ambitious lik jobbies wad hae the propensity tae sink

gif I was ... I’d be guid an wyce, an mak sure the meek inheritit aa the unsaturatit pies

gif I was ... I’d replace aa faith an religion wi ain concait; regard fir the aa

gif I was ...aa evangelistic supremacy wad dwine in temporal purgatory

gif I was ... an they speirt; ‘have you found the lord,’ for badness sake I wadnae let on it wis me

gif I was ... confrontit wi ‘we ken somehing that youse divnae’ I’d mak conceit a punishable sin

gif I was ...I’d cultivate the concait o scientific doubt an gie aabody a relative view

gif I was ...the godheid wadnae countenance ony religious intolerance or sectarian hate

gif I was ... in Glasgaa naethin wad be contrived an thaur’d be nae chantin o the Queen, or Athenry

gif I was ... aa thae that promote hate as cultural sport I’d augment wi a classical fork

gif I was ... naïve club trendies whae in glamourie bathe, I’d rubber stamp as the apologist brigade

gif I was ... aa insentients wad hae a sowel- an Partick Thistle wad champion the warl

gif I was... I’d be died fae a hole in the heid

gif I was... I’d be died fae a hole in the heid

gif I was... I’d be died fae a hole in the heid
Track Name: Red & Black
ye scance yer an anarchist
an anarchist
wearing red an black
testosterone havoc
hurlin brickbats
oestrogen soss
punk’s no anarchy
leather pelvis poutit chaos
afore they rhinestane his h’erse
ye scance yer an anarchist
an anarchist
wearing red an black

whan chaos reigns
oxymoronic pundits scrawl
an-archy in the streets
“archon” is greek for ruler
“an” wi out
wi out rulers
wi out despots
wi out thon source
o social mischief
hierarchical pacts
ye scance yer an autocrat
an autocrat
wi yer boots an jacks

demos- demos- demos
cry the fancy dancers
kickenbacks are politic
in the ‘cratic state o corruption
dictatorship elect
broun envelopes rule
Sir rich is honoured fir his greed
Ms Poor surchargit in her want
Athenian demos was biggit
on the stumps o slavery
ye scance yer an democrat
a democrat
wi yer anaesthetic tact

rulers rule
leaders lead
natural leaders emerge
dae their stent
then faa back in wi the rank
nae permency
nae time tae ferment corruption
insteid natural processes
gie aabody pairtisay
thon’s philosophic anarchy
ye scance yer an anarchist
an anarchist
wearing red an black

it’s no about bombs
the syndicalists cry
we’re slow burning fuses o calm
tae pacify whan chaos reigns
an oxymoronic pundits scrawl
anarchy in the streets
wankish in a hankie
pages o sin that fee
privy schuiles an ither sic
midden cless flumgummery
ye scanse yer an anarchist
an anarchist
wearing red an black

a designer label
is nae mair ‘n
a fascist statement
ye kin biggit
yower ain life style
whiles gien aabody else
the hail jing bang o respect
or is thon ower sophisticate
thon's anarcho cynicism fir youse
ye scance yer an anarchist
an anarchist
wearing red an black

ye scance yer an anarchist
an anarchist
hurling brickbats
Track Name: La Le La Le La/ Iron Mountain
heGemony...
naa hegemony,
civil hegemony
whar authority manipulates
information for control
la le la le la

maist human activity is intellectual,
homo faber- labourer- tool makker
tae philosopher
aa hae potential genius
la le la le la

in the scam culture o misappropriation
illusionary capitalist morals
are aligned
tae the legislative elite
la le la le la

in education hegemony
an a papingo memory
micht get them tae St Oxbridge
but it cannae mak thaim think.
la le la le la

civil hegemony
bogus autonomous states
shield authority by claiming
a mythical
popular consent.
la le la le la

in the sanctification o pouer
the sel chosen
endorse their singular dogmas
as the ainerlie normality
la le la le la

fears manipulant, scattergun
anti terrorist laws
creeping fascism an strawberry tears
wi bambified jackboot banalities
la le la le la

bizarre czars
demonise the vulnerable,
marginalise the dispossessed
identity cairds- nae trials- an house arrest
la le la le la

the honours system nullifies
an unbiased judiciary
law priests haud pseudo enquiries
tae absolve aa executive sin
la le la le la

childer die o hunger
in the shake o grasping men
as cabals in boardroom gift thirsels
gowden dividends
la le la le la

hell is here on yirth in the form o
the iron mountain
the military industrial complex
the armoury o the capitalist elite
la le la le la

money for weapons and sterling for death
money for weapons and dollars for death
money for weapons dollars for death
money for weapons sterling for death
money for weapons dollars- dollars
money for weapons
at ten cents a war crime
la le la le la
Track Name: Cubismo Part III
wins + lowses lowses + wins
a synthesis
fae the realms o
the figurative erse ower tip
disassociation
dreams
the unconscious
(shades and myths)
visions o reality just a degree aff
ideas dauner in an out o touchts
tae gie or get anither view
ither than the easy/lazy
rational mense

tae disassociate is tae
lowp intil the abstract creation
o universal thoucht
birlin stentless thro the quantum
intil the unco thonder
composition simple
yet subtle
angular juxtaposit spheres
sweeping dense
distant human form
tae excite the een
an aa the senses
gien a easy complex clarity
tae the state o being
Track Name: Psstt
psstt… the lichts gang out.
ou est la torche
ou est la torche
I’m the government inspector
wi a penny
a bawbee
a penny for yer thouchts

psstt… the lichts gang out
ou est la torche
ou est la torche
I’m the secret mind minder
sweeping-sweeping- sweeping
up your thouchts
wi a penny- a bawbee
a penny for yer thouchts
psstt… the lichts gang out
ou est la torche, ou est la torche
I’m the government inspector wi
a penny- a bawbee-
a penny for your thouchts
a penny- a bawbee
a penny for your thouchts

ain a penny
twa a penny
ten a penny mair
psstt… the lichts gang out
ou est la torche
ou est la torche
I’m the government inspector wi
a bawbee- a bawbee
a bawbee for your thouchts
a penny-a penny
a penny for your thouchts.