The Complete Lyrics and
from the music of the first
Melodic Energy Commission
STRANGER IN MYSTERY
suggest putting on the CD album
or click below to play some musicthis
as it may seem, you have entered a
also a warm welcome to Earth based sonic explorers
FOR THE COVER DESIGNED BY CHRIS BLADES
The past moves fast so look beyond
and deep into this astro-sonic stream.
composed by Del Dettmar & Xaliman
by Kathleen Yearwood
by Dettmar & Xaliman
bass bowed by Ross White
The Silver Spider weaves its copper core elecro-web
across the landscape.
Carrying hydro-electric power from the moonlit
to the crowded cosmopolitan city of the many
glowing human night beings.
The spider path is as straight as the crow's,
never touching the ground
except with it's stilt like legs that stride
up cliff sides
and across rocky summits as easily as the
and music by Xaliman
guitars & organ by Xaliman, Percussion by Paul Franklin
You're so scientific. So close
If you only...
Placed strategic, technically perfect
If you only knew
the whereabouts of other realms.
The distant shouts of living wood.
They guide your doubts and separate
grain from shaft,
the rain from cloud,
leaves from trees
as the tide separated from the
As I grazed upon the speech
the plain grey mist was circling,
It draped the shape of phantoms
as they crossed the open fields
of spacious conversation.
With transformed voice
the sound of bird like talk
gave words to me.
"I hope you heed the sign.
There is no living form taller
Your ears are primed precise,
they're set by intonations.
Shall I continue....?
STRANGER IN MYSTERY
Lyrics by Xaliman
Music composed and performed
by Xaliman, Paul Franklin,
Mark Franklin & Randy
The village air is a whiff of serenity as infinity
shores surround the island.
The evening hums with the old folk tales from
many light years away.
These wordy scenes unfold as a long road,
projected on plaster white walls
in the midst of candlelight visions.
by Phil Ogison.
There are many a traveller but he's like
Bothers don't trail him, troubles don't ride
Adventure sits beside him
He's a Stranger in Mystery
Oh, a sailor of star ships
On the nebula coastline
Fills his hold with a cargo of moonbeams
On leave and beamed down for awhile
Oh a sailor of star ships
On a ship that's in port for awhile
Take your pick from the cargo of riches
Send some light to a place far away
A satisfied pupil of Rhenda
With books from a jewels' age too
Royally prized treasures of the galaxy
Earthen jars of starlight, so pure
It's just a fantasy.
DAY ON GATE STREET - THEN NIGHT
composed by Xaliman & Randy Raine-Reusch
percussion by Xaliman, Mark & Paul Franklin
by Randy Raine Reusch, Acoustic guitar by Xaliman
Now this place sleeps, this Gate
The gate is closed for another
The thousand stalls and merchants
calls are gone
Darkness waits with life now simplified
on Gate Street
composed by Xaliman
guitar, cymbal & synth by Xaliman
guitar by George McDonald
and bowed / plucked dulcimer by Randy Raine-Reusch
by Paul Franklin
SONG OF THE DELATRON
composed by Del Dettmar and Xaliman
by Del Dettmar
acoustic guitar, synth & shepherds pipe by Xaliman
by Paul Franklin & Randy Raine-Reusch
bass by Mark Franklin
In a decade of chaotic political instability there
British storytellers by the name of
Michael Butterworth and Mike Moorcock.
They took it upon themselves to scribe a tale
sonic warfare and a power struggle between
the corporate forces armed with radio stars
carrying infectious pop melodies and the street
musical revolutionaries know as HAWKWIND.
For an adventure on the edge of time seek out
the books titled
`Time of the Hawklords' and `Queen of Delirium'.
volume sent out a message to the crowd
were seeing to their old worlds' crumbling
who's eyes soon turned the other way to view
an entrance into future's whimsical land
the song of the Delatron
the odds the magnificent past
guide lines to our world
seen the rise and fall of countless empires
by this candle, perceiving front and back
light that flickers is a world that reveals
and we forget, always more than we know
present is a simple thing
cannot light the universe
sonics and the use of poetry
sound that travels everywhere
is heard by everything
it's sonic and it's Delatronic
sound, it's your sound, it's his sound
REVISE THE SCENE
Lyrics and music by Xaliman
Vocals & acoustic
guitar by Xaliman
Steam bass by Mark Franklin
Electric Guitar &
theremin by George McDonald
Tabla by Paul Franklin
Congas by Chris Gretch
Backing vocals by Carrie
& Cheylynne the reflector
Sometimes the world, you know,
Is not what it seems to show
We all know a dream or two
She walks with a step
In a direction that's best
Through the air I ask her to walk
Just by feeding a love
A breakfast of faith
It will glow with the first light
The moon moves the sea
The moon guides the tide
So cyclic and sincere
Some find shadows to hide
But the moon draws them near
The fall and the rise
in the love tone of your sigh
Like a wave on a seashore keyboard
With an aquatic melody
The moon moves the sea
And if you see patterns of growth
Movement meant through paths of
Revise the scene, impart your resource
Movement meant about the course
All lyrics composed and ©1979 by Don Xaliman.
All compositions are registered with SOCAN
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