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OFFICAL HOMEPAGE FOR THE BAND 22

A MUTATION OF THRUSHES

 

like a flock of birds

or a pod of dolphins

a bellowing of bullfinches

a fling of dunlings

like a mob of kangaroos

a brood of hens

a bazaar of guillemots

just like a band of jays

a shrewdness of apes

a deceit of lapwings

 

like a

a host of sparrows

a trip of wildfowls

a mutation of thrushes

like an army of ants

an ostention of peacocks

a down of rabbits

like a rumba of rattlesnakes

a run of salmon

a bob of seals

 

like a kettle of hawks

a nest of hornets

a gam of whales

a quiver of cobras

a dole of doves

a shoal of shads

a company of angel fish

a glint of goldfish

a knot of toads

 

 

 

 

 

DID YOU EVER HAVE A GO ?

EVERYONE MUST HAVE A GO

IT'S YOUR NEXT PENROSE STEP

the ONES WHO HAVE SPENT THEIR TIME ON EARTH

HAVE A DIFFERENT KIND OF GLOW  

YOU PUT IT ON HOLD

BUT SOON YOU'RE GIVEN BIRTH

YOU LEAVE EVERYTHING

SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR WORLDS

ALL YOUR WORLDS

ALL YOUR PRETTY LITTLE WORLDS

 

like a bloat of hippopotami

a warren of wombats

a zeal of zebras

like a generation of vipers

a bale of turtles

streak of tigers

a glean of herring

a hover of trout

a wisdom of owls

 

a murmuration of starlings

a dray of squirrels

a spring or a harem of seals

like a drove of sheep

a leash of foxes

a skein of geese

a tower of giraffes

a knot of frogs

a memory of elephants

a weyr of dragons

 

 

SO YOU DECIDE TO HAVE A GO

AND EVERYBODY HAS TO KNOW

IT'S YOUR TIME

all the ones that have SPENT THEIR TIME ON EARTH

HAve A DIFFERENT KIND OF FLOW  

SO YOU THOUGHT THAT YOU JUST MIGHT

LET GO OF HOLDING LIGHT

WE HAVE THE SAME THOUGHT AT THE SAME

TIME AFTER TIME

NEVER RUNNING OUT OF TIME

 

 

our movements trace

invisible patterns

we draw in the sky

using no eyes

a living matrix

hexagonal

atonal

a framework of sound

as we're letting you down

a shower of rain

a bevy of ladies

a blush of boys

an ambush of toys

a den of thieves

a coven of witches

a worship of READS

a curse of painters

 

 

like a conspiracy of ravens

like a brace or flush of ducks

a mask of raccoons

a crash of rhinos

a mute of hounds

a warren of rabbits

a turn of turtles

like a shiver of sharks

a span of mules

a school of sea stars

a gulp of cormorants

 

so zebrine,

so hipptigrine

so eranaceine

so helminthic

and so formic

anisopterian

iguanine

pteropine

so it seems

so galagine

so perfect

so hyenine

 

ALL THE ONES THAT HAVE SPENT THEIR TIME ON EARTH

THEY’VE LIVED LIVES YOU'LL NEVER KNOW

NOW YOU WANT TO GO DOWN THERE

THOUGH YOU KNOW IT WILL HURT

LET GO OF YOUR WORLDS