Howling Mad Black Music Under Hot Stars

by Crocodile

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Charlie Anderson Crocodile have released their best record yet. I love that they pull inspiration from all eras and genres of rock- from early Yes and ZZ Top to the recent work of Tim Bowness. At the intersection of southern blues and progressive rock (with a heavy lean towards the latter), Crocodile conjures up a unique batch of inspired tracks that will surely catch the attention of listeners everywhere. Favorite track: Lovesick Wanderer.
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1.
Bird of fire, light the skies Blind and dying dog, clear your eyes Your savior is on the rise. High on stardust You, opening the door find what you were waiting for comes then be both tortured and satisfied. Smiling. Howling. Fast key. Slow lock Screaming idle. Your slight smoothing hand Bold Faced Devil Your languid lines of endless curve. 1000 eyes could not satisfy my view of you Through your twilight garden I stumble for just a sip of your moonlight body. This small Eden I tend in my mind for you Wasted fruit. Fat and sweet. I’m drunk from. You, radiant swan dive Me. Lost at sea and dreaming. Falling in love most everyday, girl. Damn my plans. Like scattering birds they leave me here lonely with just these words sung low in the sun glow
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I’ve waited for so long. I’ve travelled so far. I’ve looked under fallen stones. And now here you are… You’ve driven your point home. You’ve given your charms. You’ve woken but all alone. In the cradle of my arms… I was dreaming you were mine. I was thinking I could fly. I was calling with no words. I was lost among the birds. Now’s the time but I can only stay a while. The vultures slow but they fly on by. This time… You really are my only friend. I’d love you all those years again. But now I’m down and I just can’t win. This time… This time… I was dreaming you were mine. I was thinking I could fly. I was calling with no words. I was lost among the birds.
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I trip and I fall into the storm. It’s you. Even the light of Lucifer dims on my bed of fire. Sends the shade of your overcast beauty over me. All because of her. All because of you. Howling mad black music you sang under hot stars I picture you pulled over and posing in the flowers You, just a solid of vibration. bright within the dark You flaunt all those colors so forgive me my thoughts. Or don’t. Dark inverted jubilee your burning heart has branded me The mark upon my soul where you’ve branded thee. Jerk me ‘round. I slip and I crawl out to the sea. It’s you. Even the light of reason dims upon me. Sends the shade of your overcast beauty over me All because of her. All because of you. I feel your eyes burning, branding me with glowing Meanwhile, I’ll just be down here getting high on your fantasy You are just a solid of vibration, bright within the dark Howling mad black music we sang under hot stars Dark inverted jubilee your burning heart has branded me The mark upon my soul where you’ve branded thee. Jerk me ‘round. All the flitt’ring birds come circling around and give unto me a stone then they go. Aaahh All because of her. All because of you.
4.
Lovesick wanderer, your heart is not stone. Backdoor Overture played to your throne. I’ll climb into your nest of desire. I am on fire. Little lamb, meet my friend, bird of prey. Which is which getting harder to say. Pumping this dark blood and walking a wire. I am on fire. Do you have secrets to tell me? Whispers like flames. Knees of the bees. Do you have something to show me? A drink from your pool. Drunk on my knees. This fool’s errand of holding the tide, becomes laughable when eyes are wide. My fairest creation is too crude to share. Out of thin air. Devil on my left. Angel my right. Lonely tonight. Do you have secrets to tell me? Whispers like flames. Knees of the bees. Do you have something to show me? A pull from your drink. Drunk on my knees.
5.
Shed My Skin 06:28
Astring upon this rack of love And I’m howling mad under your stars Just waiting here like a dog with a lonely tongue And I’m way too high to die. Too charmed to care Stretched out under a golden sun And for a slim moment creation crowns And just as quickly beat back down And I need to shed my skin And I need to shed my skin Masquerading through the stars And I need to shed my skin… Atangle in this mess of love As the messages mix in your eyes And I sink down to the bottom of the sea Oh’ let there be no doubt …that the gospel has begun And I need to shed my skin Masquerading through the stars And I need to my shed my skin So, all these thoughtful strokes I bear to you Just a misunderstood silhouette And I aint caught the likeness of it yet As the colors start to bleed And the gospel has begun Hear it sung, girl, on and on and on Masquerading through the stars And I need to shed my skin
6.
Your heart so blue and crystalline Shimmering it rules the nighttime. Dancing shadows, laughing Jinnee Unbeliever. Genie yawning. “Tears blue from my eyes flow Blood blue from my heart flows Free me from isolation Grant me just this night to run… Free me” White girl, Shiva You haunt my eyes “I live in dreams. In full flower. Through a constant procession of possessions and now I’ve come here.” “Tears blue from my eyes flow Blood blue from my heart flows Free me from isolation Grant me just this night to run… Free me” “Through a constant procession of possessions and now I’ve come here.” Hissing and humming…
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Avis Ender 07:26
I was standing there and I was looking up at Bird Of Fire To my surprise she met my eyes And wordlessly suggested I confide… I found my voice. I paid her price. Please give to me your fair advice No words I heard but thought began To dance around inside my head. They said… “Careful what you set your heart upon, surely it will be.” Rue the fallen angel Who recalls past ecstasy. Dark consecration of your soul, heart and mind. The bird may be caged but my thoughts are high, of the sky. The look she gave was soft but brave and tenderly betrayed to me, “You can trust that soon you must your dust to ash, concede to lust. You must.” Careful what you set your heart upon, surely it will be. Rue the fallen angel Who recalls past ecstasy. Dark consecration of your soul, heart and mind. The bird may be caged but her thoughts are high, of the sky. Bird Of Fire, light the sky Blind and dying dog, clear your eyes!

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released October 1, 2019

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Crocodile Austin, Texas

Crocodile is a progressive band from Austin TX playing some adventurous Rock and Roll. Their music is not easily categorized.  Imagine mixing the counterpoint of Gentle Giant with the groove of Steely Dan. The bombast of Rush with the ear-worm melodies of ELO. The grandiloquence of Yes with the melancholy of The Smiths.  These unlikely contrasts may seem strange, but it’s working for us. ... more

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