The Shower Song ~ Intermittent Intimate (Ritualization)

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I recorded this about fourteen years ago (Around 2006).  People like it.  A lot.  I have recorded no other full songs and was only jamming a few times per year back then.  With the rest of my life surging forward, I have had less time to play although I do keep in touch with my close friend here and will one day before too long jam again…

Music 🙂

I sang off the top of my head, with very few memorized lyrics.  Above is the recording, with my friends also improvising on electric guitar and drums.  Lee Matuga on guitar also does some of the paintings that I post pics of, with my work on this site.  Adam is on drums.

This is one of my only poems with course language.  Years later I shared the recording with brand new colleagues.  Mistake.  What may be the bigger mistake is the reaction and interpretation that they have had.

I think everyone gets the environmental pollution theme.  People may not have understood the psychological content as well.

I’m sorry if some parts of the lyrics are disturbing to you.  It is heavy metal poetry and drama, not all real life.  It is not depraved.  If that is how people have interpreted it, then shame on them.  Get your mind out of the gutter.

**12:59 Shower**

For the last challenge,

You will have an ice cold shower…

An ice cold shower?

An ice cold shower…

Freezing cold winter rain causing subliminal

pain,

Burning hot summer heat, wipes you off your frickin feet,

hey!

*

Translucent white of the ashes,

Flying from

the volcano,

In the heart of the city,

*

Industrial pipes billowing smoke clouds that drip on you every day,

And they burn through your skin,

And your place in the city is

just too close to the city,

*

Watch the rain as it comes down fast,

You can see the faces of the under-known,

*

Watch the clouds as they pass on by,

You can see the faces of the other silent

watchers,

On the other silent planet,

With the other silent,

*

Traces of time on the edge of your moment,

Makes you feel like you shouldn’t have ever known it,

I can’t believe what has happened…

To the place where I used to be in the most,

*

Desperate change to the need in your reach,

The conversation having you, is having you beat,

You can’t understand why they’re looking down on you like that,

*

Looking up into the sky,

It makes me wonder why,

I’m thinking all the time that there is going to be some saving grace,

*

And you just let the reflections of God,

given to you,

And let you receive,

Unto this

beneficial bullshit,

*

Pinned down by the mean man,

The one that’s up above,

Staring at you like you are just a little piece of work,

That needs some seasoning,

You frickin little jerk,

And then you see the idle eyes,

In the brain

and in the skies,

You know that he is really,

Somewhere,

Connected to you,

Through some passage,

Through some thought,

Through some subconscious pathway,

Fucking bullshit.

Hey,

Hey,

Hey!

Hey!

How the hell do you expect to receive it by standing on your

porch?

Your porch is underground,

*

Oh taste the fresh,

Or just confess good,

I want to see Frankenstein, growing in this,

But that I can tell ya,

That I can tell

what I say:

He’s chasing the other dream,

*

He has thoughts and he has feelings,

She is right and she’s believing:

No one can be cooking more than me,

*

Oh we have iodized, idealized precision,

And we just know that one thing to do is every day,

Make your decision,

*

Pitter patter, let’s get at ‘er,

Pitter patter, it’s pouring outside,

That’s not pitter patter –

That’s rapid torrential thumping,

*

It’s raining outside, but it’s kind of intermittent,

Yesterday’s massive storm left me drenched,

It seems the calm can be refreshed,

and we can leave the daily mess,

But you were twisting your words like a wrench,

*

Intermittent intimate,

Enter, enter, intermittent intimate,

Intermittent intimate,

What I say,

*

Well it’s nice out outside,

And it’s finally subsided,

And the calm can be refreshed every day,

Is seems the skin that is burning

Is from your yearning,

And we make it through just this way,

*

Intermittent intimate,

Intermittent intimate,

I’m getting, Intermittent,

I meant, I meant

I meant

It all baby,

*

Constant refusal is kind of amusing,

I can’t stand it any fucking more,

You want to get down with the sound of your feeling,

But there’s nowhere to go when you’re sore,

Chase the ace…

Oh, she’s sweet…

*

Take,

the last,

Breath of the day,

12:59

How ya feeling?

Fine,

That’s alright – How are you?

We all doing alright just to know that you’re good,

And you know what to do,

Save your last,

*

Charm yourself,

Charm the rest,

Pass the test,

Take it again if you don’t make it,

Constant improvement of your soul,

Through

passing,

and failing,

and changing,

*

Ritualization

Ohhh!

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