Tombstone Tantrika (+ 3 bonus tracks)

by Steven Martinelli

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All Songs by Steven Martinelli
tracks 1-10 recorded by Mike Davidson 2010 for Tombstone Tantrika
Lo Siento recorded Live at Full Tilt Ice Cream Columbia City
Oblivion recorded Live at KUGS Bellingham
Freeway recorded at Bionic Ear studio c.1999

Tracks 1-10 Mike Davidson on Bass, & Drums
Except 'Sheknow's Weather,' S.Martinelli (bass) and,
Mike Davidson Lead Guitar on 'Concrete Dawn'

Special appearances by Kellye Rowland, Sheryle Diane, and Renee Jones

Songs 1-10 originally released in 2010 as 'Tombstone Tantrika'
All Artwork by Macy Wood
Oblivion recorded Live at KUGS Bellingham


special thanks to: Rene Robertson, Mechelle Thomas, Michael Roberts, Chris Hoke, Joe Wuollet, Mike Davidson, Scott Barbour, TylerJaksha, Raegan Butcher, Sue Kerbel, Kevtone, 5 Lb Hole, Eric Cavcey, Dyndi Doppler, Ariel Basom, Jeff labadee, Barry McConell, Steve Freeborn, The Twilight Exit: (Stephen, Erica, Adam), Paul Hood, Tony Marriott, Jeff Burns, Susana Wren, Blake Gaybert, Dev Walmer, Julian Catford, and to the total and complete pieces of human trash who work at Echo Glen Children's Center Fuck You.!!Plus NO special thanks to the band and friends who disapoeard when I needed them most.
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released April 2, 2016

Cover Art by Macy Wood
Pictured: Lynette Kanelos

CD Dedicated to Michael Lawrence Martin 1969-2004
"You Always Made Us Laugh"

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Track Name: Frost Quenched Fire
she waits for me
in a calm
breaking
of dawn

she is unformed
and looming
with
my breath

her light is
constant
and
I
constantly
burn

the fire
the flame

shimmering

up above

the still ink well

restlessly
I think
the
unthinkable

out there
somewhere
in the frost quenched fire

desire

is just a step
in the pathway of stones

to the high priestess'
truly hidden home

she waits for me in a calm
breaking of dawn
unformed and looming
with my breath

her stillness so damned calm
it tends to move me

her stillness so damned calm
it tends to move everything
Track Name: Sheknow's Weather
one man said weather
makes him feel small

he sees how insignificant
we all really are

but i would say the weather
runs down my cheek
blows through my hair
and i remember
it is all mine, and yours, and ours

the sun has risen just for me
fill my chest with a sense of
glory

so which one is it
how small are we
or is it the same feeling described differently

Sheknow's Weather's in me
Sheknow's raining...she's happy
Sheknow's sky re-lives me
I only wanna make Sheknow happy

Clear free fields of phantoms
let dark mists spring forth
out the moldy steamy earth
i'll re-enchant falling
orange skirts

pieces of home
pockets of blood
blooming in a wooden live neuron

10,000 leaves
10,000 mana … loa!
Track Name: Lo Siento
I'm broke but I dont care
I've got one more smoke
one more token

3 more lives
before I die
burst some vessel
in my video sky

So
hold it
just
hold it in
although your head may burst
it's just bombs bursting

hold it
just hold it in
retain his harsh cursing

whole day spent shot
sitting and burning
crackling in my mirror
brooding
eyes swallowed by
black hole bags
unclean
undead
retina red

got no home but her hard bed
got no home but my swollen head

cause she drives hard bargain

for erotic sleep

non-verbal seep jargon

only a way for my tongue to know you
only a way for my fluid to cool you

eternal summer calls me on forward
to quench passions
associations melt
in hot intercourse
cold pavement
stone reflection
Track Name: Gold Rush
running back
towards lost sun
the white man came
seeking freedom
its a freedom never lost
its a freedom only found
thinking they were the chosen ones
to do with us what they please
treating us worse
than even the animals
receiving no illumination
from the source
which bleeds
but "there's gold in them there hills boys"
(said the color from out of space)
and you know what that is
something to fear
because if she runs free
with the natives
then why do I
try to make
every untidy thing
so neat
tie my neck just right
and swallow my tears
green and bloating
fear seeking release
from behind pressed lips
her hips run free
on the breeze of ancient
savage tongue
wise to the trick of
unthreading
wise to the trick of
the super-sonic soul-drumming
imagine a time
when the static runs
thick
cracks a whip
on horses back
the rhythm
the drummer
rides and we follow
all natural things
take voices
the key is protection
the prize is the self
rising triumphant up
over indifference
my birth-right is
desire
come on one true lover
lets ride it
into the untamed weather
her hips run free
on the breeze of
ancient savage tongue
wise to the trick
of unthreading
wise to the trick of the
super sonic soul strumming
Track Name: The Fly (2010)
how long before the sleep now
my love
how long before sleep now
the fly
having lived
one day of life is ready
to surrender to the silence

so how long before the heat now
my love
how long before heat now
the red-purple passion
burning to jump trains
in the middle of the night

like a million flies
almost all at once
rushing into the station

so how long before too late now
my love
how long before the train now
my love
the skin, nose, nails yearning
to heal the static
of breathing in
the morning

how deep into the eye now
my love
how deep into I now
my love
the hive in cave
the buzz in body
all now ready
to beat the retreat

like a million flies
almost all at once
rushing into the station

how long before the retreat now
my love
how long before train now
my love
the sound of fall
traffic and rain
the sound of old vinyl
popping again
the sound of the wheel
on the track distracts me
like the static in an
old song reminds me

so how long before the pop now
my love
how long before
POP!

like a million flies
almost all at once
rushing into the station

quite like the fly
ready am i
ready am I
quite like the fly
Track Name: Concrete Dawn
strange fall weather
concrete dawn
turns to burning
holes into my lawn
the water
once having free range
follows the track
of the drain
to mix with the
concrete
forgotten into the ocean
we push our sins away




and her face
longs to be free




and her bosom
longs to be free
Track Name: Almost 7
This early in the morning
I remember The Horned One

Smoke rises

Burns tongue

Nose dripping

Reminds me I’m human

Gagging

This early in the morning
I remember cards dealt

Glinting

sharp

edges

First echoes of stillness
Winking at me

(tick tick tick)

654
I receive the broach
(It's a)
Living micro-verse
(Its got)
Never ending edges

In

mobius

Orange!

656 I remember Lucifer

Her skin so soft
And

creamy white !

She’s bringing light

She’s bringing silent Buzz

The dawn of day

Sets into my cells


Trying to hold the creeps at bay

From behind windows

grown together

I see

there are strength in numbers

How I am so many yet

so few
Track Name: Difference Engine
Ash filled jar
Chain of smoke ember
Loss of self
Cherry burnt desire
Out my hands she went
Never coming back to heal
The split
So,
Wrap me up in a blanket
Drop me in the ground
Let the worms have there way
I’ll be coming round
Like a stone to the force of gravity
fall
Will renew all
It’s a difference engine
It’s a very big difference engine
Makes a big difference in june
And maybe Benjamin Franklin
Was more than freepressin’

So wrap me up in a blanket
Drop me in the ground
Let the worms have there way
I’ll be coming round
To see her orange hair
Blooming there
Pieces of her
Falling
Everywhere
Rake her into a pile and then
Feed her into herself again
We will be married
Come the falling wind
Through difference engine

Cold corpses are fuel
Her death is my
Renewal
Her cells are transfusions
From body to soil
And if I put my ear to the ground
I’d swear I hear you coming round

Coming round your coming round
Speaking to me through the ground
Track Name: Freeway
the fountain speaks
in silver tongued
sentences
which lie between
!!!cracks in our smiles!!!

opens new moments
of silence
the pressure
the pressure

building to bursting

numb seeing
blurred feeling
10,000 rainbows
glimmering

each with a different name

where once there was only a
freeway
never any pull of
gravity
the teeth of time
sink into me

and I hear wheels
are a slippin'

wet pavement

yellow strip dividing

what is me from

what is not me

and at this speed i cannot see

what is me from

what is not me

as the yellow has
!!!shot through!!!
into one
unbroken lined view

its a 2-way
street to go

filled with substance
defined by shadow

so take your name off and dance with me

majik
is my
middle name
spoke with the clouds
talked with the rain

10,000 rainbows
glimmering

each with a different name

where once there was only a
freeway
never any pull of
gravity

the 'christian' cross
sinks into me

when condemning
my 6th sense
wanna throw away my crucifix

humanity is innocent

one white god makes little sense


mine are in the trees
flowing through the breeze
like monkeys

so take your name off and dance with me
Track Name: The Fly (remixed w/Guitar at ending)
how long before the sleep now
my love
how long before sleep now
the fly
having lived
one day of life is ready
to surrender to the silence

so how long before the heat now
my love
how long before heat now
the red-purple passion
burning to jump trains
in the middle of the night

like a million flies
almost all at once
rushing into the station

so how long before too late now
my love
how long before the train now
my love
the skin, nose, nails yearning
to heal the static
of breathing in
the morning

how deep into the eye now
my love
how deep into I now
my love
the hive in cave
the buzz in body
all now ready
to beat the retreat

like a million flies
almost all at once
rushing into the station

how long before the retreat now
my love
how long before train now
my love
the sound of fall
traffic and rain
the sound of old vinyl
popping again
the sound of the wheel
on the track distracts me
like the static in an
old song reminds me

so how long before the pop now
my love
how long before
POP!

like a million flies
almost all at once
rushing into the station

quite like the fly
ready am i
ready am I
quite like the fly