Light Worms And Old Dancing Ladies

by The Selfish Cales

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released September 1, 2013

Written by Gabriel & Andy Cale except from "My Clown" by July, produced by Simone Calegari between November 2012 and March 2013.

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Track Name: Palladium
Pilgrim's gone into the cave
where the light was dim and slowly faded in his mind
He has reached the place where
words of men for years and for today listened by


an old preacher in a golden yellow tunic on a throne
with a palm leaf in his hands
the palladium seal was removed and throwed in the sacred flames
he said "your life follows a plan"


So the pilgrim asked to him
"can I see the meaning of my life, wise old man?"
The old man has desappeared
someone told him that he's dead and gone long time ago.


A young preacher in a black fur tunic with his mellow voice
said "he's the meaning of your life,
you spent your time searching for the truth and now your time has come, you are going to die"
Track Name: Black Opal
In the blue flames you will go
into the deep
every moment seems so long
ev'rything freeze, he stomps
from the green lower tower house he walks
to the stone


the black cat tells you why
he is so free
and a lightning from the sky
draws the great circle
over that magic boat on the mystical deep blue sea
I'm alone...


Uh let's call the captain
Uh we need the magic wheel
Uh take the black magic ring
Uh black opal
Track Name: That Sweet-Smelling Shop
I was walkin' on that road, one day
in Arkansas my mind flew away
It was captured by a coloured and small
little shop that smelled so good
Images of a kid, flying upon a field
in which grew roses
Don't know why, but it was me
and I felt good
I was trying to remember, “who I am?”
I cannot find the right answer
Confusion in my head I was that kid,
I entered there
Recieved by a man with a magician's hat
in which were candies
Sweets and colours everywhere
and I felt good

It was the temple of my life
(where did I come from?)
Darkness wasn't in my mind
it was gold

It was the temple of my life
(where did I come from?)
Darkness wasn't in my mind
(now I know where I came from)
Magic candies everywhere
(Oh my lord where I come from?)
That was that sweet-smelling place where I came from
I came from
I came from
I came from
Track Name: Keep On
I've got potential,
i can be what i want to be,
i am essential,
and if you don't believe it run and run and pray.
Yeah!

The sun is dying
because my eyes are tired of the light,
the water's flowing
because my mind needs a gentle sound to fly high.
Yeah!

Keep on Baby,
i'm not dying.
Keep on Baby,
you will cry, yeah!

The fire is burning
because my skin now is too cold.
The birds are flying
because the sky is my tv.
Yeah!

Keep on Baby,
i'm not dying.
Keep on Baby,
you will cry.
You're gonna die because you need me,
you're gonna cry because you're not free,
if you want your future
you got to save me.

Keep on Baby,
i'm not dying.
Keep on Baby,
you will cry.
You're gonna die because you need me,
you're gonna cry because you're not free,
if you want your future
you got to save me.
Track Name: State Of Eternity
Now you're with us, welcome to the land
look how the grass is green and the sand is blue.
Your face is exhausted, you seem so weak
you're like a soldier in the battlefield

I think that the weather had bring you down
i think that you can sit down and feel the sun
in the State Of Eternity.
I hope you like our way of life
in the State Of Eternity.

Now you're with us, welcome to the land
you're in the grass, not in the sand.
We'll take care of you, the secret of life
is in your head and in your eyes

I think that the pistols had bring you down
i think that you can sit down and feel the sun
in the State Of Eternity.
I hope you like our way of life
in the State Of Eternity.
Track Name: Perpetual Season
The summer's gone and the autumn leaves vanished, yeah
Perpetual season is coming, it will never leave us, yeah

Winter is the only word we say in this lonely world
White clouds surround the sun, regret I can't move around
Beauty of the mother earth was here, can't forget it now
Although the streets of the city are desert

Although the streets of the city are desert
I think that they will come to rescue me

And the sky seems so blue
I'm dying in the gloom

Someone tries to get back, I'm here, trying to save myself
Mother (mother) Heaaaarth

Although the streets of the city are desert
I think that they will come to rescue me

And the sky seems so blue
I'm dying in the gloom
My eyes are blind but I can see
The snowflakes glisten on the tree (cit.)

Colder, it's getting colder, it's getting colder
Nowhere, I'm going nowhere, I'm going nowhere
Colder, it's getting colder, it's getting colder
Nowhere, I'm going nowhere, I'm going nowhere
Track Name: My Clown
you say you don't need me
now I'm not around
I think you decieve me
you are just my clown

but I love my clown
more than you know
stop foolin around

sometimes you slip my hold
and your mind goes free
but dont think that you can
do better than me

cause I love my clown
more than you know
stop foolin around

when my minds fill your head
just remember things I said

don't no thinking paper head
just remember things I said

will you cry when I'm dead
cry about the things i said
stay with me paper head
life is more than things I said

you say you don't need me
now I'm not around
I think you decieve me
you are just my clown

but I love my clown
more than you know
stop foolin around
Track Name: Light Worms
Kaleidoscopic moment,
early morning breeze,
turning into colors,
dandelion seeds.
And Oh, there's a fat old lady, she screams,
the white rabbit's dancing, i see,
a policeman singing his tune in the wood.
Oh, i know...

Call me please i want to play
with the rabbit, "Worm" and Jane.

Dear old lady, screaming at me,
join the dance of the beautiful queen,
another land is waiting for us to come.
Black and blue, purple and pink,
the man who wouldn't talk is green
welcome to the world of thousand dreams.

You are the hands of fate,
you are all dancing great.

Ah, come with me
in the world of thousand dreams,
in the sea
follow me...
Track Name: Useless
Where can i get a couple of bottles
of that wine that changed my life?
Never realized that your wife is so pretty?
An orgasmic passion for you and your friends.

You're an useless man
with the money in your hands
you're an useless man.

Do you realize that your life is disgusting?
Drowning yer pain and yer tears into wine.
Do you remember when you were riding horses?
Happines has come out of your eyes.

You are, you are!

You're an useless man
with the money in your hands
you're an useless man.

You are useless, you are useless, you are useless, you are useless!

You're an useless man
with the money in your hands
you're an useless man
and you can't understand
that you're not a man,
you can do it again and again and again and again, now!
Track Name: Young Old Fashioned Girl
The girl's alone in her big house
She doesn't want to see the world around her
uuuuuuuuh

Her style's inspired by the past
her closet's full of vintage clothes
uuuuuuuuuh

pa pa pa! she needs a man
pa pa pa! and doesn't find him
pa pa pa! she'got a plan
pa pa pa! to get married

the world is so hard for a young old fashioned girl
so she cries
getting out alone day and night the world is in her hands
so she tries
so she tries

*solo

(pa pa pa) And in the great starless sky
(pa pa pa) that she is watching right now
(pa pa pa) she looks for an answer in her past
(pa pa pa) what does she did wrong?

the world is so hard for a young old fashioned girl
so she cries
getting out alone day and night the world is in her hands
so she cries
so she cries
so she tries
so she tries


no one knows our destiny
uuh like a flower
uuh her life's got to blossom out.
Track Name: Peeping John
Johnny was a Peeping Tom and he was very barmy,
but he didn't know that he was going to lose his money.
Shelly was a simple girl and she was very funny,
Johnny followed her down to the park but she was crying.

"Girl, why are you crying?
Dry your tiny eyes.
Girl, now, look at me!
What's wrong? Tell me!"

Shelly was scared 'cos she didn't know this man,
he was too much friendly, he was trying to lend a hand.
But she recalled his face to his voyeur fame,
so she started screaming, the policemen heard her crying.

"Girl, why are you screaming?
Dry your tiny eyes.
Girl, now, look at me!
What's wrong? Tell me!"

"Girl, come on, tell me your problem!
Please, don't be scared of this man!"
"No man, i call the policeman,
jail is waiting for you!"

Now he is in jail,
deceived by his fame.
Johnny, look at me,
what's wrong? Teel me.
Track Name: Black And White Rainbow
I found in the ground a big and black key, but it's faded.
I dream all the time in my mind scarlet angels.

But they're not real, they're just in my mind,
they look me whit their colorful eyes,
i try to talk but they can't hear me.
Dreaming...

This is not a dream, everyone can see what i see:
blue and white sky, and the Black and White Rainbow.

But this is real, it's not in my mind,
they look it, it's not a game of the light,
i can't explain the secret of the rainbow.
I feel strange, there's cold in my eyes,
there's no need to sing this song but i...
...I try to talk, but i'm not dreaming.
Dreaming...

But this is real, it's not in my mind,
they look it, it's not a game of the light,
i can't explain the secret of the rainbow...