Time​/​Place

by El Schlong

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Written during El Schlong's two years in London and recorded in New Zealand

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released 30 May 2011

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El Schlong Berlin, Germany

Avant-metal troubadours from New Zealand.

El Schlong is:
Leah Hinton - guitar/vocals
Nick Baldwin - bass/vocals
Jordan Tredray - drums/vocals

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Track Name: With Trousers On
WITH TROUSERS ON
(Music by Leah Hinton, Nick Baldwin and Jordan Tredray, lyrics by Leah Hinton © 2010)

The sun will not show us its face
Although its light creeps to the sky its warmth wont reach its smile's teeth
And its absence will darken what its light is trying to reach
I know in my bones tomorrow is come
That it will crawl over today, though we're keeping it at bay
It lurks behind a blink, a laugh, a gap, a wrong word or remark

T'will be here soon, we cannot last
But hold it off for another slice, another taste, another bite
Say it's ok and stay a while, a little longer to bide the time
Cos left alone unease awaits
It's licked its lips, will have a taste of me

The sneaky dawn has caught me with trousers on
Still sleeping in last night's skin
Can't end if it never begins

The sneaky dawn has caught me with trousers on
Close your eyes and rest your head
Know that you have been tricked again
Oh please close down now mind of mine
I don't want to be left here all alone

Still sleeping in last night's skin
Can't end if it never begins

The sneaky dawn has caught me with trousers on
Track Name: The Alchemist
THE ALCHEMIST
(Music by Leah Hinton, Nick Baldwin and Jordan Tredray, lyrics by Leah Hinton © 2009)

Wisdom, purity, I search for thee
Chaos begone, guide me to the stone
Transform, evolve, enlighten my soul

Matter lies before the eyes of all
Has as many names as there are things in the world
And always changes

You cannot harm me, transformation will release me

Matter lies before the eyes of all
Has as many names as there are things in this world
And I will change
Track Name: Clocks
CLOCKS
(Music by Leah Hinton and Nick Baldwin, lyrics by Leah Hinton 2009)

The cycles circle on
Consume, digest, excrete, rest
And the clocks, they go ticking on

But it's not enough, not meaning enough
And the clocks, they go ticking on

What can we do now that procreation isn't needed?
Survival is now about not breeding
Who will I live for, what will I be?
When the music's over what is the meaning for me?
Where are you going, what will you be?
Maybe you could be the answer, the reason, the meaning of this thing for me
Track Name: The Persistence Of Time
THE PERSISTENCE OF TIME
(Music by Leah Hinton and Jordan Tredray, lyrics by Leah Hinton©2009)

This new day cannot deflect
The blunt object that beats at my chest
This new day will not concede a move
But time heals all wounds
Though it moves so slow
When you’re standing so still

This new day will not elude
This dark and poisonous mood
Mighty hands they hold me down
I know them, they’re my own
But maybe tomorrow
They will let me alone

The direction is down
Heavy the head
Clothes of duress
The night’s shiny best
We’ll parade until dawn
And when darkness has gone
Hope time will have seized
These misgivings away

This new day will not reveal
The gleam of hope I know I should feel
This present it stretches out
Curves around, no end in sight
But maybe tomorrow will deliver me
Hopeful and new

Just hang in there
Wait it out
Just hang in there
Sit it out
Remember Dali
Time persists
And will move
Eventually
Just wait it out
The persistence of time
Track Name: 2½ Dalis
2½ DALIS
(Music and lyrics by Leah Hinton © 2002)

Dali dripping over my skin
That world melted the world again

We're alive
And somebody's hung out the night sky
Oh!

Pressure building, buildings bubbling
Stars are waving, wave is coming now

I'm a computer
A lonely commuter
Caught flailing my limbs
As the structuring dims
Turn off your brain now
That shit is not paid for
I'm tangenting off again
Don't stop

Don't look down
We've risen up off the ground
Ah!

Pressure building, buildings bubbling
Stars are waving, wave is coming now

Blend madness and matter
And soak in the batter
Revel in this fusion
Of light and confusion
A peripheral glimpse
Of the meaning of it
And I'm tangenting off again
Don't stop

Revelation overload
Experiencing meltdown
Track Name: Number 42
NUMBER 42
(Music by Leah Hinton, Nick Baldwin and Jordan Tredray, lyrics by Leah Hinton © 2010)

This letter is to inform you that I'm not happy with the noise levels eminating from your premises.

Shut up
The incessant thumping
A madman's timepiece
Erratically counting these nightly encounters
Shut up
Alone in a room with a diseased heartbeat
My home is a place that vibrates violence
Track Name: Moving On
MOVING ON
(Music by Leah Hinton, Nick Baldwin and Jordan Tredray, lyrics by Leah Hinton © 2010)

If I thought that prayers went anywhere other than the insides of my head
I would pray that I will see you all again,
That memory will not leave you nameless
That the end of this island will not be the end of your faces
And I pray that I will see you all again
Cos I'm moving on

Migrants in time and space, we drift between start and end place
You are all such delicately temporal things
And I'm moving on