Lamentations of Ecstasy

by Persona

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $6 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
04:25
3.
4.
04:57
5.
05:12
6.
01:50

credits

released January 1, 2002

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Persona Grand Rapids, Michigan

contact / help

Contact Persona

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: The Gospel According To St. John's Wort
(1, 2... 1, 2)
Shortcut dot com get me thru this
life a little quicker
Transport me from the me that's scaring Me
Guarantee my credit in the afterlife and after
Just drudging thru existence now it seems

That I can't do anything
I can't be anything at all
If I don't go anywhere but here
Here in the faraway you seem
So very real
As twilight fades, stars reveal
A shadow of your heart

yeah, all right, yeah!

Shut my mouth and shudder
At the thought that you fell over
With that cross that saves me from my schemes
Lala, Halala, Ha!
Cyber Jesus save me as I'm only growing older
And all prescriptions take me from my dreams

And I can't do anything
I can't be anything at all
If I don't go anywhere but here
Here in the faraway you seem
So very real
As twilight fades, stars reveal
A shadow of your heart
A shadow of your heart
You are Holy
Save me From myself

I can't do anything
I can't be anything at all
If I don't go anywhere but here
Here in the faraway you seem
So very real
As twlight fades, stars reveal
A shadow of your heart

Yeah! Wooh! Oh!
A shadow of your heart
Track Name: Moonstruck
We're all
Flustered and well-done
Twinkle set, fidget finding melting in the sun
We're all
Label-wearing walls-high bi-polar
babbit-holding, just a tad gun-shy
We're all attached to buried wear and tear
All attached to trash-prone wear and tear

We're all
(just a little crazy)
Tickled and tied down in yellow fright
Lemon eyes inhaling all blue light
We're all
(just a bit off key)
souly holes in search of sight
See-saw stricken blind by someone else's light
Open eyes will never rest at night
Open eyes will never rest at night

So I got up
and tossed my TV
Now channel surfing haunts me in my dreams
If I scratch or bite you it's just remnants from a past life
when me, a prize fighter, shadow boxing
But the world alone will give us our beatings
But the world alone will give us our beatings

We're all... Just a little crazy
We're all... Just a bit off key
Track Name: The Weight of Grace
If I told you
You could carry the moon
That you could put it on your back
Would you try to?
Would you lift it high for all the world to see?
Light to all the people
Everybody
Ride a moonbeam

You, with the moon held high
You, in a statuesque glow
You, but whatever you do
Don't let your feelings show
You, with a nod and a sigh
You. with a weight on your back
You, llike a heart attack
Let that big thing go
Track Name: Ash
Ash

Ash Wednesday
Make a cross for the lost
On your forehead wipe the soot
When penitant followers remember a lynching
of innocence
Yeah, we're fasting now
But only until April
Somewhat akin to Ramadan
Some give up meat
But only until sundown
and when the sun implodes in all the light from the weary sky

It's I and me
and we make designs from stars
In clouds I see
all strange faces in the sky
And we agree
All the heavens truly are
amazing
Your design from I and me
Aye aye aye aye

Ashes, ashes
We all fall down
Dust to dust
The body withers
Human rust
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want my isolation shattered by your trust
And my time is coming
It's my coffin cradle
It's my line within your frame
So take out your film strip
Locate my place and name
Locate my space insane
It's yours, you made it,
I think I love it


It's I and me
and we make designs from stars
In clouds I see
all strange faces in the sky
And we agree
All the heavens truly are
amazing
Your design from I and me


I'm inside your picture
A snapshot delivered
Catch me, catch me
Oh, catch me just once
Only this way
Today

It's I and me
and we make designs from stars
In clouds I see
all strange faces in the sky
And we agree
All the heavens truly are
amazing
Your design from I and me

....I see strange faces in the sky
Track Name: Snow White
Snow White

White
I wanna be
Ultra-brite but not the skin or teeth
White
I wanna be
Dressed in your light, in your royalty

Cuz even this city looks pretty covered in a blanket of snow
Even this city looks pretty covered in a blanket of snow
Grace covers the winter as the cold winds of our lives blow
Even this city looks pretty covered in a blanket of snow

White
I wanna be
At the polar end of all your mystery
White
I wanna be
Like the bubble froth in the air of your deepest sea

Cuz even this city looks pretty covered in a blanket of snow
Even this city looks pretty covered in a blanket of snow
Grace covers the winter as the cold winds of our lives blow
Even this city looks pretty covered...
In snow
In snow

Let it fall let it fall let it fall let it fall
Let your snow fall down on me
Let your snow fall fresh on me
Oooh, Let it cover, let it cover me
Snow
Track Name: Long Rd.
Long, Long windy road
Long, Long windy road
Take, take, take me home
Long, Long windy road

Long, Long dusty trail
It's a long, long dusty trail
Got the wind at my back
Still to no avail
It's a long, long dusty trail