Ha'Penny Thoughts

by Crystal Cortex

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The album cover is a photograph taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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released February 10, 2012

Composed, arranged, engineered, and mixed by Meinhardt Greeff

Cover design and Photography by Meinhardt Greeff

"Ha'Penny Thoughts" was performed by~
Meinhardt Greeff: Guitar, Bass, Drum Loops, Keyboards, Vox

With~
Joseph Mentoni: Keyboards track 7
Alan Goodman: Harmonica track 7

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Crystal Cortex Los Alamos, New Mexico

Crystal Cortex is an attempt to compose, record and share a bunch of tunes that others might find entertaining, amusing, or intriguing.

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The sunset in the banner was photographed in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

All the recordings were done in Boulder, Colorado, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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Track Name: Andy Warhol soup
:: Andy Warhol soup ::

If I want to be entertained
If I want to be informed
I look inside the newspaper
And I see the raging storm

All I see is fighting writing
Tantalizing politics
Everything is advertising
In another form

Sing a song
Write a book
Make a movie and you
Start a look

It is no ism
It is no art
It is no vision
It is no start
Its Andy Warhol soup
Its money, honey

All the truths that you love
All the lies you despise
Are the product of the advertising
That you have bought

They sold you and idea
By calling it the truth
You will die a lonely death
Not knowing you've been used
Track Name: City lights up
:: City lights up ::

I looked up
I looked down
I turned around
At the top

She made me bop
To the sound
In the ground
At my feet

City lights up
Neon girls, they break heart
I'm learning to dance
It's a rocking romance
But I feel like a poor boy
Dancing like a yoyo
There's gotta be a girl with a similar soul

And I just wanna be like a stepping razor
Every time I walk the streets at night

The girls will turn and say…
(solo)

I just want to hold her hand
I just want to be her man
I just want to squeeze her tight
I want her every night
Track Name: Don't wake me up
:: Don't wake me up ::

If you go to bed at night and you wake up in the morning
And your dreams are still around but you think you might be snoring but your arms don't want to move
And you can't fit in your room because your bladder's very full and you think you're not awake

I don't want to wake up anymore
I don't want to wake up anymore

If you wake up in the morning and you go to bed at night
But your work is never done and you think that you're
The one that lost all the money that was sitting in the till but your boss won't understand

I don't want to wake up anymore
I don't want to wake up anymore
'cause I'm dreaming
'cause I'm dreaming
Don't wake me up

I don't want to
I don't want to wake up anymore
I want to sleep here on the floor

Don't wake me up
Don't wake me up
Don't wake me up
Don't wake me up
Track Name: Flanders
:: Flanders ::

A diamond bullet through my brain
Would not feel the same
As what I felt in the face of war
As what I felt in the face of war

Tears apart this fragile soul
That has no means of being whole
Is what I find in the face of war
Is what I find in the face of war

I gave the whole of me for you
I give my whole world for you

You crawl to me, I crawl to you
Through the field and through the wood
Is what we did in Flanders field
And so we died in Flanders field

We will never hear the sound
Of the tears that fall around
The crosses where the poppies grow
Lined up neatly in a row

I gave the whole of me for you
I give my whole world for you
Track Name: Heart of the machine
:: Heart of the machine ::

In the heart of the machine
The blood keeps flowing
The world keeps spinning
But I've stopped breathing

The numbers keep turning
And I keep waiting
Someone's in my program
And I've stopped relating

My heart is always breaking
Everybody's taking
A piece of the action
There is no satisfaction

Life is for the living
And all I see are leeches
Dancing with the dead
Washed up on the beaches

As quiet as you are you scare me
Things inside your mind are not fantasy
You just have a problem
Seeing the world (the way it is)
Track Name: Ism schism
:: Ism schism ::

Don't believe in an eye for an eye
Don't believe in your blood and fire
Don't believe in your burn and loot
Don't believe in your funeral pyre

There is no reason for this ism-schism
There is no reason for this hit and run
There is no reason for this helter skelter
There is no reason for the point of a gun

Freedom ain't bad but I want a pizza
I want to welcome you to the new world order
I don't give damn about the global raw deal,
I love to watch those pigs squeal

Don't believe in your prison walls
Don't believe in your killing floor
Don't believe in your sacred alter
Don't believe in keeping score

Gravy train, feed the whales, freedoms on the winter sale
I don't follow leaders who act like parking meters
I don't know how you did it, I don't know when
Damn you to hell, you're not doing it again

I'm not scared of your paper tiger
I'm not scared of your holy war
I'm not scared of your secret list
I'm not scared of your steel claw

Paranoid people with the devil in their eyes
Can't dance, can't play, can't do it anyway
With their stomachs and their minds and their heads filled with hate
Torn up, fucked up, don't know how to get it up

All for one, and one for all
Together till we die
Track Name: Jump, they cried
:: Jump, they cried ::

You can't call me crazy
When the world is upside down
I'm inside the frying pan
With fire down below
Hell is other people
My daddy told me so
Jump they cried
Jump they cried
There's unicorns on the other side

You can't call me lazy
When you're spinning like a hamster
On a treadmill built for you
By a man in a pinstripe suit
A rose would be a rose
By any other name
It's the same
It's the same
It's just another game

You can't call me stupid
When the books have all been burnt
But money's always ready
To burn another child
With weapons made from charity
And love in every bomb
Help me now
Help me now
I love your holy cow

You can't call me happy
When my heart is in my wallet
The road to hell is pretty
When my mirror tells a lie
The death or glory boys
Have taken to the skies
Break me down
Break me down
I'll see your corpse in tinsel town

There's a place we can go
There's a place we can go
Won't you come with me
Take my by the hand
And walk with me a while
Moment by moment
The mystery calls us
Forever and ever
Track Name: Malboro man
:: Malboro man ::

This is the era of the bloodshot eye
My fridge is empty and i don't know why
No one told me 'bout this internet deal
You're my cyberpunk baby and you're almost real

My teacher says he wants a steady job
"The school is empty, and there is no god"
These TV dinners take my breath away
My hero died in the USA

The surgeon general said today
My hero died in the USA

I sat and played with my cruise control
Channel surfing on my TV all day
The cartoon channels seem to hit the spot
The politicians just crack me up

The bag lady with the emerald eyes
Keeps on telling me to watch the skies

The words are painted on suburban walls
I hear it whispered down at city hall
Like a sign from up on high
This is the time in which we die
This is the time in which we die

The legal eagles all sing their song
The boys on Wall Street always get it wrong
We crashed and burned in the streets today
Track Name: Pressure
:: Pressure ::

I've got the whole world in the palm of my hand I tried to grab some money and I found a grain of sand there's so much sand and so many worlds why did I have to read that book?

Too much pressure on me
Too much pressure on me

The pieces of the painting lie dying underfoot the barbed wire parachute has done me in for good I tried to kiss my bicycle, she's the only girl why did I have to eat that fish?

Too much pressure on me
Too much pressure on me

A pornographic priestess had me 'round for tea when a man in a flaming pie started up the beat I couldn't see the duo with the frankincense and myrrh why do I have to play the harp?

Too much pressure on me
Too much pressure on me
Track Name: Silver bullet
:: Silver bullet ::

Stop standing at my door with that look in your eyes
My friends all tell me you're a wolf in disguise
I've got no use for a low-down bum
You never learnt to walk and now you wanna run

Well, bye-bye baby
You're no friend of mine

You bring me down when I'm down and out
You run around in circles and then you scream and shout
You better believe I don't need this aggravation
I'm gonna count to ten and then you better be gone

Well, bye-bye baby
You're no friend of mine
I've got a silver bullet and it's meant for you

Don't come knocking at my door, I don't want you anymore
You occupy my space, I don't want you in my face
You dare to breathe my air, I don't want you anywhere
No one can depend on you, see ya later, toodle-doo

Where's your pleasure button, what do you get high on
How'd you get that neon in your eyes
What's that thing you did, where's all your money hid
How high did they come and bid for your soul

Where did you leave your mind, hatred has made you blind
What did your mother say, and was it true
How low can you sink, did you ever stop to think
I don't want you to come and stink up my place
Track Name: Waiting
:: Waiting ::

I've been waiting for you
For so long

And it seems to go on and on and on and on

It's been a long time
Thousands of years
I'll keep waiting forever

How much longer
Must we live apart
I can't stand the pain

All I want from you is a sign from beyond

I need all of you
To make me whole

I want to be inside your very soul

I've been thinking of you
How we'll be
Together in eternity

How much longer
Must we live apart
I can't stand the pain

All I need from you is to see your face
Track Name: Worms
:: Worms ::

Did you kill another man in the dark, did you?
Do you still hear the sound of the shot, do you?
Are you sleeping well at night?
Does your mother leave the light
On at night cause you're frightened of the dark, does she?

Did you wish for the death of your wife, did you?
Do you wish that you lived another life, do you?
Are you sleeping well at night?
Does your mother leave the light
On at night cause you're frightened of the dark, does she?

I wish you all the worst of luck
I hope that the worms come eat you up

Did you throw your baby 'gainst the wall, did you?
Did you leave her crying on the floor, did you?
Are you sleeping well at night?
Does your mother leave the light
On at night cause you're frightened of the dark, does she?

I wish you all the worst of luck
I hope that the worms come eat you up

How do you sleep at night?
Who do you see?
How do you dream at night?