The Knife N.Y. Hotel

This is our last goodbye

Now you should be holding me

Punk rock t-shirt, black cap and tattoo

The first things I noticed about you

Now you should be holding me

Now you should be holding me

The Knife Neverland

Eyes are sober and this is the plan

I’m sitting in a car heading Neverland

A fancy man a fancy man

He’s pointing with the fingers that are left on his hand

Eyes are hazel but far too cold

Looking out for love

But none of us can

Where’s the monkey that I’ve been told of

I’m staring at the money

That burns in my hand

I’m dancing for dollars

And for a fancy man

Come right over

I’ll knock on your shoulder

This is a story and this is what I’ve planned

An angry man an angry man

Nothing is more fatal than an angry man

Vulnerable heights

Feed the hand that bites me

Following the steam into another room

Standing in the corner

Is this my home

Showing us love that none of us can

I’m singing for money

That burns in my hand

Tell me

Will I make it home tonight

I’m doing it for dollars and for a fancy man

I’ve got a lot of money that burns in my hand

The Knife Minerals

White sand made up of shells upon which rests carious rock

Then prismatic feldspar between these and former ones

Hard white rock with yellow spots

A heap of white balls beneath white sand

Same process now going on shore, living iron found in it

Sand white from decomposition of feldspar in places

Every rock is covered with pistiform concretions in places

Impossible to tell whether it is Breccia of modern or older days

Lower beds of white sand become filled with large boulders of lower rocks

Beneath this comes a line of another stratum

More soily and contains large and more numerous shells

A regular bed of oysters remains attached to the rocks

The Knife Forest Families

Too far away from the city

Some kids left on their own

They said we had a communist in the family

I had to wear a mask

Too far away from the city

We had to make this room

Fathers were football players, Volvo workers, policemen

What the mothers did I didn’t know

Music tonight

I just want your music tonight

I saw her by the organ

She was laughing while pressing the keys

She said my favourite book was dirty and

“You should not show you can read”

Too far away from the city

We never heard its noise

We learned how to stay fit and things like

Green tones hide the blush

Music tonight

I just want your music tonight

Music tonight

I just want your music tonight

Too far away from the city

We came to breathe clean air

Nature lovers’ safe oasis

And the mothers walked towards the forest

Music tonight

I just want your music tonight

Music tonight

I just want your music tonight

The Knife Raging Lung

Hear my troubles of mine

Can you take me for one last ride

I want to bend my soul again

That’s what we do when we get older

Where’s your troubled mind

You’ve got your money and you got them ’cause others just can’t

There’s the lottery

About geography

Don’t know the hand you’re holding

Paying someone to put them to bed again

And that’s when it hurts

The difference

This is hot blood

And a difference

What a difference

A little difference would make

Hear my love sigh

I’ve got a story that money just can’t buy

Western standards

Poverty’s profitable

See it slip and slide

not just one answer ‘cause it’s working like parallel lines

It’s not that easy

When you want it easy

And that’s when it hurts

When you see the difference

It’s a raging lung

And a difference

What a difference

A little difference would make

Don’t leave me now

Don’t fall asleep

We need to rest sometimes

but don’t take long

It’s something in system

that still circulates

We’ll dig a hole in the backyard

and drain the blood

The Knife Colouring Of Pigeons

Northern forms existed in their own homes

Thousand – Yellow – Cocoons

Under – Over – Through

A few southern vegetable forms on the mountains of Borneo

Under – Over – Through

Donkey – Peacock – Goose

In the mouth of the river

Strange – Scene – It is

Every – Thing – In flames

The sky with lightning and the water, luminous

A strange – Scene – It is

Under – Over – Through

Six weeks old Henrietta smiled for the first time

Tail – Habits – Proof

Instinct – That – Moves

Emma saw him smile not only with lips but eyes

Erasmus – Grab – A spoon

Europe – Hides – Wool

Mr Peacock and Captain Beaufort

Endemic – Alpine – Grooves

Bread-fruit – Cinnamon – Tunes

Tonight it’s blowing thick bodies of spray whirled across the bay

Whatever – Might – Have been

The cause – Of the – Retreat

Columbia livia

Great ages through

Course of days

Tumblers, Jacobins

Beak shapes, skeletal traits

Runts and Carriers

Wooden hexagonal cage

Pouters and Fantails

Tail feathers at what age?

(The delight of once again being home)

Grey and white spotted

(The delight of once again being home)

Markings in making

(The delight of once again being home)

My great amusement

Behind Land house a gentle cooing

Behind Land house the offspring’s moving

Behind Land house a gentle cooing

The delight of once again being home

The delight of once again being home

The delight of once again being home

The delight of once again being home

The delight of once again being home

The delight of once again being home

The Knife Marble House

I cut your nails and comb your hair

I carry you down the stairs

I wanted to see right through from the other side

I wanted to walk a trail with no end in sight

The moment we believe that we have never met

Another kind of love it’s easy to forget

When we are all alone then we do both agree

We have a thing in common this was meant to be

You close my eyes and soothe my ears

You heal my wounds and dry my tears

On the inside of this marble house I grow

And the seeds I sow will grow up prisoners too

The moment we believe that we have never met

Another kind of love it’s easy to forget

When we are all alone then we do both agree

We have a thing in common this was meant to be

Now where’s your shoulder

What is its name

What’s your scent

Say it again

If it goes faster can you still follow me

It must be safe when it’s on TV

I raise my hands to heaven for curiosity

I don’t know what to ask for

What has it got for me

The others say we’re hiding

It’s as forward as can be

Some things I do for money

Some things I do for free

The Knife Variation Of Birds

Scissor-beak lower mandible flat elastic

its an ivory paper-cutter

lower mandible immersed some depth in the water

it flies rapidly up and down the stream.

So that there are three sorts of birds which use their wings

for more purposes than flying

the steamer as paddles the penguin as fins

and the ostrich spreads its plumes like sails to the breeze.

The Knife Annie’s Box

We have lost the joy of the household

And the solace of our old age

She must have known how we loved her

Oh, that she could now know how deeply, how tenderly we do still

And shall ever love her dear joyous face

Pure and transparent, her eyes sparkled brightly

She often smiled

Often threw her head a little backwards

The Knife We Share Our Mothers’ Health

We came down from the north

Blue hands and a torch

Red wine and food for free

A possibility

We share our mothers’ health

It is what we’ve been dealt

What’s in it for me

Fine, then I’ll agree

Trees there will be

Apples, fruits maybe

You know what I fear

The end is always near

Trees there will be

Apples, fruits maybe

You know what I fear

The end is always near

Say you like it

Say you need it

When you don’t

Looking better

Shining brighter

Than you do

Say you like it

Say you need it

When you don’t

Looking better

Shining brighter

Than you do

Say you like it (Trees there will be)

Say you need it (Apples, fruits maybe)

When you don’t (You know what I fear, the end is always near)

Looking better (Trees there will be)

Shining brighter (Apples, fruits maybe)

Than you do (You know what I fear, the end is always near)

Say you like it (We came down from the north)

Say you need it (Blue hands and a torch)

When you don’t (Red wine and food for free, a possibility)

Looking better (We share our mothers’ health)

Shining brighter (It is what we’ve been dealt)

Than you do (What’s in it for me, fine, then I’ll agree)

Say you like it (Trees there will be)

Say you need it (Apples, fruits maybe)

When you don’t (You know what I fear, the end is always near)

Looking better (Trees there will be)

Shining brighter (Apples, fruits maybe)

Than you do (You know what I fear, the end is always near)