Poison for a Fairy

Veneno Para las Hadas icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 04 from the Insurgentes LP by Steven Wilson icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Steven Wilson's "Insurgentes" album cover. [Formatted]

When you’re young you’re sleeping with the love you’re feeling
Waking up to evening: to the pulse and breathing
Nothing left—just ember—only we remember
A bottle not for sharing: poison for a fairy

Album Haul, November 2018 Edition

A smörgåsbord of bands and artists this time around.

Finally picked up a Butthole Surfers icon-external-link-12x12 album—I’ve been meaning to do that since I saw them on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head icon-external-link-12x12 some time back.

Protest the Hero icon-external-link-12x12 seems to be a pretty solid heavy metal band. On first listen, I was actually reminded of the sonic characteristics of Avenged Sevenfold icon-external-link-12x12, with the major difference being that the music is actually enjoyable to listen to. Too bad the Hot Topic icon-external-link-12x12 era of heavy metal doesn’t have clue what constitutes quality music—just give them lots of skull-imagery, and songs with contrived Halloween-style lyrics and redundant chugging guitar riffs.

Also, major props to Haken icon-external-link-12x12 for working plenty of Gentle Giant icon-external-link-12x12 worship into their songs. The latter is such a criminally overlooked and underappreciated band; the former probably is too.


Haken
→ Restoration
→ The Mountain

Haken's "The Mountain" album art. [Formatted]

Animals as Leaders
→ The Joy of Motion

Animals as Leaders' "The Joy of Motion" album art. [Formatted]

Butthole Surfers
→ Independent Worm Saloon

Constantines
→ Kensington Heights

Protest the Hero
→ Fortress

Protest the Hero's "Fortress" album art. [Formatted]

Melvins
→ Bullhead

Skinny Puppy
→ VIVIsectIV

Skinny Puppy's "VIVIsectVI" album art. [Formatted]

Michael Manring
→ Thonk

Angel Witch
→ Angel Witch

Steven Wilson
→ To the Bone

Steven Wilson's "To the Bone" album art. [Formatted]

Even So, It’s Not Enough

Hand. Cannot. Erase. icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 03 from the eponymous LP by Steven Wilson icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Together we have this love
Even so, it’s not enough
Bruised and burned, we won’t lose heart just because life gets hard

Writing lying emails to our friends back home
Feeling guilty if we sometimes want to be alone

Hand cannot erase this love

A love like this makes us strong
We laugh it off if things go wrong
It’s not you, forgive me if I find I need more space
Because trust means we don’t have to be together everyday

Hand cannot erase this love

Dust Down Your Wings Again

Drive Home icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 02 from The Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) LP by Steven Wilson icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Cold windowpane—a car upturned in the rain
Wait on in vain—don’t try to bear the blame
Deal with the pain—dust down your wings again

You need to clear away all the jetsam in your brain and face the truth
Love can make amends while the darkness always ends
You’re still alone so drive home

Pause without end—a moment in time suspends
How could she leave?—release all your guilt and breathe
Give up your pain—hold up your head again

You need to clear away all the jetsam in your brain and face the truth
Love can make amends while the darkness always ends
You’re still alone so drive home