Queen Of The Meadow

by Elysian Fields

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released November 14, 2000

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Track Name: Black Acres
Whirlwind take me there
Where I will be his lady fair
Sheets of night hiding us
Gusts of wind riding us
I'm blown away into his hands
I'm weak and high, can barely stand
In the web of dizzy leaves
Virgins all, elude the trees
Touch me now, touch me
The black acres are claiming me
They're claiming me
He holds me up like a babe
Pressing close I can't behave
I need to have this little death
I'm up against his downy chest
In the web of dizzy leaves
Virgins all, elude the trees
The chill is flush with burning flesh
It's so refined this little death
Touch me now, touch me
The black acres are claiming me
They're claiming me
Touch me now, touch me
The black acres are claiming me
They're claiming me
Black acres
I'm running away from home
And the wind, the wind is blowin'
And the weathervane
Its heathen song
Lulls the world
With silver tongue
Track Name: Bayonne
By the time I reach tomorrow
I won't be me any way
And I'm not collecting sorrow
Don't disengage
You can't finger what you filter
When it travels like the clouds floating away
I thought he'd never take it this far
I can see where this is going
As the undertow is pulling me down
With your cross examination
I'm receding in the teeth of your plow
But I wont dig my own grave


By the time I reach tomorrow
Will you be there in the you
Is your pride too big to swallow
Know what's true
Did you figure I would falter
When I travel like the clouds floating away
I Thought he'd never take it this far
I can feel I'm getting smaller
As your twisting every word that I say
There's a snare in the forest
Under brush where you want me to play
But I won't dig my own grave
No I won't, won't dig my own grave
Bayonne, Bayonne, Bayonne
Track Name: Bend Your Mind
Let me bend your mind
Just give up your body
If you give it a try
Know you won't be sorry
Filling inside turn you outside
Find you shining
Spanning acres crashing breakers
Can be blinding
Ride sweet smelling ride
Your shoulder blades like sails
And your mouth my rosary
That terrifies my tail
The feral dance of infinity
Limbs are singing velvet stinging
Seashell pining
Dripping sapling nature grappling
Tear the binding wide
Spread so wide
I wanna hear you sigh
Just give me your body
I want to see it in the light
Surrender to debauchery
Bend your mind dear
Now your mine dear
Earth is grinding
Keep on beaming
Are we dreaming are we dying
Ride sweet smelling ride
Ride sweet swelling ride
On the verge dear, as we merge dear
Now we're flying
Sacred balling so enthralling
Mystifying
Ride to the other side
Til we're sanctified
On the verge dear, as we merge dear
Now we're flying
Sacred balling so enthralling
Mystifying
Minds are bending happy ending
Silver lining
Ride, Ride
Track Name: Tides Of The Moon
I can hear the wild waves break
This island of bone
Below the swell the stars are waking
No matter how much I shake
I'm gonna find home
Though I've been overtaken
By the tides of the moon
I'm swimming against the tides of the moon
You'll hear from me yet
I'll get to you soon
Savage cities on my trail
Won't leave me alone
Terrorize the song I'm veiling
Even though my arms are frail
I'm gonna find home
You know my faith aint failing
'Lo the tides of the moon
I'm swimming against the tides of the moon
I'll get to you yet
You'll hear from me soon
Swimming against the tides of the moon
I'll get to you yet
You'll hear from me soon
Follow every wave that traces my name
You know that I have been detained
And I feel I could die
Swimming against the tides of the moon
You'll hear from me yet
I'll get to you, get to you
Track Name: Hearts Are Open Graves
Take me to you dark places
Below the paint your secret faces
Together we'll inter the bones
Clandestine shutters overthrown
(ch)Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves
All hearts are open graves
Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves


Take me to your dark places
Like an asp I'll suck the traces
Meet you there beneath the crisis
Slowly melt the ancient ices
(chorus)
I'll hold you there and stare right in
Unstitch the letter you've sewn within
And in your midnight dress
Blessed nakedness
Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves
And no one can be saved
Never be ashamed my love
All hearts are open graves
Track Name: Rope Of Weeds
Night cracked like a skull
Made the moon convulse
Wrapped its chilly tongue around my mast
A fortnight it would be
Since I'd been out at sea
Ne'er another soul had crossed my path
I was hauling salt
In my bleached and battered boat
Trawling just to pass the restless night
When I felt the queerest tug
Against that fraying cord
Reeling in a devastating sight
In the brackish sound
Somebody had drowned
She wrapped her raven rings around my line
In a tangled open dress
The most comely bloodless breasts
A distant look was frozen in her eyes
A fiend possessed my soul
As I helped her to disrobe
A rope of weeds was woven round her thighs
My ill and frenzied heart
And the quiet lapping song
Beaten by the splendor of her hips
I had to lay her down
Atop those briny beds
And press my mouth against her silent lips
The frigid moon was green
Upon my wicked scene
My wasted angel shimmering in sand
I had to be with her
And leave the world behind
I knew that no one else could understand
And I slipped her silver palm inside my hand
Married to the bower
I threw our bodies overboard
Our hearts were bound by heavy rusted chain
Now I roam the ocean floor
With the lady I adore
This is where we remain
Track Name: Dream Within A Dream
Take this kiss upon the brow
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day
In a vision, or in none
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.


I stand amid the roar
Of a surf- tormented shore,
And I hold within my hands
Grains of the golden sand-
Oh how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep-while I weep!
Oh god! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp
Oh god! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

*text by Edgar Allan Poe
Track Name: Barely Recognize You
Feel like I waited forever for you to arrive
You took too long, perhaps you lost your drive
You were touched by too many hands
Why'd you get soft, I can't understand
(ch)They made you apologize
I can barely recognize you
Let his love paralyze you
You know death should inspire you
You let his love paralyze you


You followed their flags
Now you're flapping in the rain
You took the main drag, denying the coarse terrain
You were once a firebrand
How'd you burn out, I don't understand
(ch)
You brought me liberation
Fought the contamination
You left a trail like Dillinger
Then you joined the congregation
(ch)
Track Name: Fright Night
Black-out, the power's been tripped
Better not slip, watch your step
Quiet, someone might hear
They know that you're there,
'cause your flashlight's dim and flickering
Holy mother, run for cover
Hot on my shoulder
Far from over
It goes on, on, on, on, on
Fright night, wont leave you alone
Fright night, you may never get home
Dead night, the chicks are coming to roost
You hear the most horrible sounds
Your heart, how heavy it pounds
You fear the worse is yet to come
Listen, what's that shadow on the ceiling
Who's that, whispering your brain sick
Who's there, hanging by my window
Swinging patiently
The taste that's been left in your mouth
Of rot, but for acid a drought
Your head, you will never empty it out
Listen, what's that shadow on the ceiling
Who's that fingering my brain stem
Who's there, hanging round my window
Swinging patiently
Come no closer brisket choker
Boxed dog scratching
Earth collapsing
Sky is gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
Track Name: Queen Of The Meadow
I'm in league
With the queen of the meadow
I'm in league
With the queen of the meadow
I bring her storms to feed her thirst
I bring her seed to swallow
She rides bareback thru it all
And whispers by the willow
The Queen of the meadow
With her widow's heart she sings her song
To the stars she carries on
And it's peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow
Peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow


I'm in league
With the queen of the meadow
And as the sun I rise upon
The pastures of her charms
Riveted to her mystery beds
Drawn to her fragrant sorrow
The queen of the meadow
With her widow's heart she sings her song
To the stars she carries on
And it's peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow
Peaceful in her loving arms
Peaceful in the meadow
And I'm burning in her fiery fields
And I'm sleeping in the meadow
And I'm burning in her loving arms
The queen of the meadow
Track Name: Cities Will Fall
Born of your rib was my first catacomb
Back raging inside you
I finally felt home
How could I prepare for the final feedback
Now I'm scanning the heavens and ballin the jack
We traded our secrets, melted the chill
He wept in my water
He's rising it still
Sucked on the marrow until we were blind
In the wake of this nightmare I'm losing my mind
You said cities will fall
Cities will fall
Have no regrets in spite of it all
As the walls tumble down
I wont rest til I've found you
Parallel wave length anointed musk waves
Pornography gardens winding our maze
Delivered my shame to your altar divine
And now I'm your prisoner
Embalmed in your shrine
You said cities will fall
Cities will fall
Have no regrets in spite of it all
As the walls tumble down
I won't rest til I've found you
My sacrosanct priest, my medicine man
Bathing me, blazing me utopian
Apocalypse rising
We saw it play out
Chasing the moon
Your siren's devout
You said cities will fall
Cities will fall
Have no regrets in spite of it all
As the walls tumble down
I'll be wrapped around you