Kinda Like Electricity

by Medicine Boy

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released August 15, 2016

Written, performed & produced by Andre Leo & Lucy Kruger

Recorded & mixed by Dave Langeman

Mastered by Johnny Tex

All drums performed by Werner Von Waltsleben at Digital Forest Studio, engineered by Dave Langeman & Andrew Rawbone-Viljoen.

Violin on ‘Lashes’ & ‘Anything’ by Hezron Chetty
Lap Steel on ‘Lucy’ & ‘Blue’ by Brandon Visser
Backing vocals on ‘E.V.I.L’ & ‘Lucy’ by Bryony Kruger & Roxy Caroline
Backing vocals on ‘Eyes’, ‘Animal’ & ‘Lashes’ by Bryony Kruger

Art direction & design by Adam Hill

Original photography by Morne’ Van Zyl

All rights reserved - More Knives 2016

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Track Name: The Back Of My Eyes
Oh Jesus Christ it went and happened again
I got to thinking that my world’s gonna end
A burning building at the back of my eyes
Just to remind me I don’t wanna die

Oh baby tell me quick oh what do I do
If my heart stopped beating what if it didn’t move
All these ridiculous things I believe
Might just come true if I forget to breathe

I know it’s over and over been said
It’s just the panic that is in your head
You’re alright man nothing is wrong
One day it’s here and another it’s gone
Come on

I line my demons up in single file
I put my blessings all in one big pile
I strike a match and I set fire to them
I strike ‘em down so I can start again

Some place slower and some place new
Always with style and always with you
Sometimes my fears tend to set me free
Kinda like electricity
Track Name: You're An Animal Now
Listen up close
Listen here now
Let me lay something on you
What if I told you you’re just a ghost
You’re just a fleeting apparition of solitude
What if I said from your heels to your head
From your limbs to your chin to your ego
You’re an animal now
A wolf on the prowl
You can be anything you want if you let go

It’s at the bottom of the well you’ve forgotten
That you let run dry
Find it in the air so scarce and fair
In all you deny

Life is a struggle
Love is a rose
Growing steady under my eyelids
Love is the rubble through which I row
To get safely to your island
And you are the sky
My will to survive
You are the chain gang keeping my blood pumping
You are the repetition
The superstition
You are the proposition keeping my sails thumping

It’s at the bottom of the well you’ve forgotten
That you let run dry
Find it in the air so scarce and fair
In all you deny
You see it in the seeds of the love you bleed
All over the ground
It’s in the stones in the marrow in the bones
It’s all around

Darling you keep my soul from falling
Darling when I hear your voice a-calling me
Sweetheart you’ve taken care of my heart
Sweetheart you’ve taken care of my thoughts too
Track Name: Time Is A Train
You stick your finger down the throat of the thing
That showed you how to move taught you how to sing
You’re not too old but you ain’t that young
Keep your one eye on the moon the other on the sun

Your fingers twitching but your hands are tied
Something so good has been pushed to the side
Your body’s reeling for what it used to be
A soul that’s light and a heart that’s free

Open your eyes it’s getting away
Make up your mind sink into today
Time is a traitor
Time is a saint
Time is a train and it just won’t wait

I’ve got a feeling that I just can’t shake
All this revealing intuition won’t break
I’ll burn my expectations at the stake
And burst apart before it’s too late

Open your eyes it’s getting away
Make up your mind sink into today
Time is a traitor
Time is a saint
Time is a train and it just won’t wait
Track Name: Beautiful Blue
My father once built me a beautiful shell
I could crawl back inside it
Avoid all the crowds
My mother once told me
My darling Lu
You’re no better than anyone
They’re no better than you
They’re no better than you

Well perhaps she’s right
And perhaps it’s true

‘Cause I feel pretty bad and they seem pretty blue

All marching in lines
Fiercely shaking our heads
Quite sure we don’t like it
But afraid it will end
So let’s spin in circles
And let’s throw back our heads
Then fall down beside me love
And we’ll stand up again
And we’ll fall down again

Are we all the same?
Just the same sane fools

Frightened by love and in love with our rules
I wanna be loved for my beautiful blue
I want you to show me the blue within you
Track Name: Lucy
Darling, I gotta say before I go
There’s something that I just want you to know
You know you really fucked me up when you left just as you came
Now I’m trying but I think I might never be the same

I felt it in my gut, it’s in my bones
Honey, stop using your head - it’s making you cold
You say you’re feeling rough, you say you’re feeling old
Come on start a fire, stop doing what you’re told

Oh Lucy don’t you cry
You’re still the only light in my eye
Well the moon fell from the sky and the river’s run dry
You know everything good went away when you said goodbye

Baby, don’t be sad, don’t feel so blue
Don’t be mad - have you really thought this through?
We both know by now this is the only thing to do
No love is better than the love I never knew

You’re crazy darling, listen to what you say
Are you really gonna throw this all away?
You know I still think about you every single day
I sleep with one eye open waiting for you to come back to say

Oh Lucy don’t you cry
You’re still the only light in my eye
Well the moon fell from the sky and the river’s run dry
You know everything good went away when you said goodbye
Track Name: E.V.I.L
I wrote a letter to my love
I'm not sure that he ever really got it
I wrote a letter to my love
Perhaps it slipped out the back of his pocket

I shaped the weather for my love
'Cause I know she likes to dance out in the thunder
I shaped the weather for my love
Well I guess that she was stuck in under cover

Broken promises
The state of all of this
And all I know forgiveness is for the weak
Can you see it?
Can you feel it?
From the bruises on your belly to the scar on your cheek

I sent a feather to my love
Thought that maybe it fell out one of her wings
I sent a feather to my love
Sent it up there to her nest of shiny things

Broken promises
The state of all of this
And all I know forgiveness is for the weak
Can you see it?
Can you feel it?
From the bruises on your belly to the scar on your cheek

E.V.I.L
We know you well
Track Name: Anything, As Long As It's Black
Thunder that sings to a blank sky
Covers that pull over wide eyes
Dead coals that give off smoke
Lover i think something’s burning

The ocean takes shelter on dry land
Commotion in need of a warm hand
Forbidden fruit taking root
Lover could something be turning

Oh pretty darling, it’s just a matter of time

The trees are aligned and they’re showing the way
Deeper and deeper and deeper they say
Beauty, bliss, unconsciousness
I took a drink from the glycerine sky
Fed on the fever of crystalline tides
A lock to a key, the last leaf on the tree
Lover there’s someone deserving

Oh pretty darling, it’s just a matter of time
‘Til we all go falling down to the other side

Underneath my well-thought-out disguise
My lungs are two jars of fireflies
It keeps me alive
Puts sting in my stride
You cut me deep with your razor wire legs
Into my chest where you laid your eggs
It makes my heart beat
Keeps me on my feet
Wakes me from sleep
My carnivorous creep
Lover is something concerning?


Oh pretty darling, it’s just a matter of time
‘Til we all go falling down to the other side
So let’s get together
Let’s go on down the track
You can bring anything
You can wear anything
Anything, as long as it’s black
Track Name: Lashes
Tonight my mind is going travelling
Back in time just a couple of years
To a girl with sleeves unravelling
Lightning bolts hanging from ears

Told me she lives in the ashes
Where the mountainside burns slow
And with the flames final lashes
She’d pick up all her things and go

For days on end the fire ravaged
As I lay there in her arms
Dissected secrets of the universe
She told me how to keep from harm

Shed all of your clothes
Step into the water alone
Feel the weight disappear from your bones
Drift above while below
The tide carries you home
So the breath you stubbornly hold
Can finally let go

When the sky finally cracked open
Weeping the wild pyre clean
Sure as the sun sets in mourning
She was nowhere to be seen

If by chance one day you meet her
Know your time it will be brief
Forever echoes in your head now
Of the words she spoke so sweet

Shed all of your clothes
Step into the water alone
Feel the weight disappear from your bones
Drift above while below
The tide carries you home
So the breath you stubbornly hold
Can finally let go
Track Name: Alone
I bite my tongue just to cough it up
I count my blessings just to slander my luck
I’m feeling good but I want it to stop
Kinda like it at the bottom
Wanna get to the top

I just wanna be alone
I just wanna be on my own
It doesn’t mean that I love you less
Honey, I’m just trying to do my best
For you

Well I’ve spent most my life in a beautiful place
Now I spend most my time feeling unsafe
My lines are blurred
My fingers crossed
I feel right at home
I feel completely lost

I just wanna be alone
I just wanna be on my own
It doesn’t mean that I love you less
Honey, I’m just trying to be my best
For you

Giving up and giving in
What’s there to do but do it all over again
Track Name: The End Of The Day
Mama, what’s wrong?
You’re acting like your world gone cracked
Tell me how, how am I supposed to act?
When all my life I’ve never known you like that

Mama, I know you get lonely sometimes
You feel a little low – you’re just a victim of the times
You gotta let go – rest your aching mind
‘Cause I know – Mama you’ll be fine

Mama, it’s true you give ore than you take
Next to you everyone seems so fake
And it makes you blue – you’re all along in this state
It’s nothing new – you’ve always been the one who waits

Mama, take your pills – is all that they say
Switch ‘em up if you don’t like ‘em that way
A little pick me up at the end of the day
A little fixer-up to keep the demons at bay

Everything comes and goes, moves fast and slow
We go up and down, get by somehow
From side to side, our minds they slide
Our souls alone, in our hearts confide