Perpetual Insanity

by Superluminal Pachyderm

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Perpetual Insanity is Superluminal Pachyderm's 3rd studio album, released in 2001


released February 1, 2001

All music and lyrics by Ken Robinson.
Produced by Ken Robinson.
Recorded Oct. 2000-Feb. 2001.



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Superluminal Pachyderm Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Superluminal Pachyderm is an experimental progressive rock project created by Ken Robinson in 1999.

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Track Name: The Möbius Strip
shifting borders, competitive forces
conquistadors, dead civilizations
survival of the fittest, seeking power
power of control, watch your back
competition jumping on any weakness
it's a wonder we ever made it this far

oily oceans, black waves hit the shore
dam the rivers, cut down trees
now we can all push paper around
and dump it back into the ground
throw in some toxic toppings
voila, suffocate our home

insides of the sun in the desert
more insides out in the ocean
radiate ourselves until we glow
spy on our competition, you snooze, you lose
rings of junk high above the sky
a few thousand years, within a few million

clear out the jungles, we need more roads
free the diseases, pay the price
six billion souls, is that enough?
how much is enough?
nature has a way of evening things out
some heed warnings, some heed money

maybe it's just an evolutionary push
time for the flock to leave the nest
post-colonial colonization
will we follow our ancestors' steps?
and destroy everything we touch?
have we learned from our past?

thousands of years into the future
this time nature gets even
a few escape in time to the distant past
they are the last and first humans
reset the clock and run it again
space and time, a möbius strip
Track Name: Sork
sork, sork, sork, sork
Track Name: Bumblebee
the load of life is bearing down on my shoulders
my skin thickens as the winds make it colder
my world is frozen with a neverending loneliness
it's my own fault that everything has turned into a mess
but out of the corner of my eye
i see something come out of the sky

bumblebee, set me free
bumblebee, feed me honey
bumblebee, you're the key
bumblebee, set me free

the wall of life is stained with regrets
i have chosen a path that's become complex
why is this wall between you and me?
how do i get through to set you free?
lo and behold, a warm breeze comes to life
you fly over the wall, back into my life

bumblebee, set me free
bumblebee, feed me honey
bumblebee, you're the key
bumblebee, set me free
Track Name: Dementia
out on the field
there's a great big dog biscuit
it just sits there
and it doesn't move at all
at all

out on the field
i saw something jump
moving towards fort lauderdale
maybe it got the dog biscuit
just maybe

but no, i see the dog biscuit
it's still out there on the field
it didn't go after it
i can't see why
it tastes so good

right behind me
i hear a plane flying in the sky
right behind my back
i don't know what it's doing
i'm gonna find out

there are shoes on my window sill
(what are you doing on my window sill?)
they just sit there
sometimes they'll take a look outside
and then they'll turn away
turn away

conservation of matter
a law that i like to disobey
but what about that dog biscuit?
well, it ain't got nothing to do with it
no, no

i found a newspaper
out on the sidewalk
it was all wet
the ink ran onto my fingers
my fingers

i saw a banana
it was sitting there on the table watching tv
imported from costa rica
that's what the label said, costa rica
i think, i think
now, i don't know

perpetual insanity sets in
my nerves begin to tighten
is it a waste of time?
will it cost you a dime?
dementia arrives like a contaminant
what if the rainbow forgets to bend?
dirty dishes, dirty dishes
parked vans, continuum

halitosis, lots of breath mints
did the typewriter do anything?
well, its defiance is something
goodbye detectives
i will not impede
in the spring we will plant seeds
seeds of dementia, seeds of dementia
if i'm insane
what did you put in my brain?

down in the subway
decaying sandwiches sit in the corners
filling the air with fetid smells
why did i go down here?

the acceleration of the bus
it always seemed to catch my attention
the windows are bolted down
and the milk cartons are in the basement
in the basement

it is enigmatic
day after day i see weird things
eating inner tubes
digestion is slowing up

the celestial sphere
i see a vacuum cleaner
let's go play with it
it makes lots of noise

i'm playing with the toilet
i don't know why
i think i'm in the living room
i think, i think
now, i don't know

the acanthus just fell off the wall
there are voices in the room
can you hear them
walking through a field of acacia
surprise! surprise!
dementia arrives, seeds of dementia
if i'm insane
know that nothing is happening in my brain
Track Name: The Moment of Clarity
there is a moment of clarity
it might be temporary
i have a lot of things
airplanes know they have wings
going this way and under that
or might i say, vice versa?
can't find the wind's source
i don't know anything
multitudes of morons
they're coming this way
i tried to run
i tried to get away

demented? deranged?
what? what? what?
get me out of the cage
newspaper diapers working
clothespin bags sliding down the rope
what could i be talking about?
do you know?
are you aware?
out of the blue, look for my snowshoe
no clouds, but it is still gray up there
venture beyond your belt, smell some flowers
is this clear?
even for a moment?
Track Name: Post Bumblebee (Aerial View)
bumblebee, set me free
bumblebee, feed me honey
bumblebee, you're the key
bumblebee, set me free
Track Name: Perpetual Insanity
i. entrance

laud eb lliw uoy, sreddalb tuoba kniht uoy fi
lauteprep gnihtemos otni retne

ii. the river of illusions

days go by in the breath of the breeze
i sit around and collect jars of sneeze
it can be done with much ease
and you can get mustard out if you squeeze
an illusion appears
out of nowhere

mirages over the horizon
is this my own hallucination?
running with confusion
in a river of illusions

voyager running through the amazon
what if the skies turned green like the sun?
the celestial sphere changes directions
and we all create weird concoctions
the pandemonium breaks loose
out of nowhere

insanity on a sunny day
throwing rocks down in the bay
but no ripples occur when they hit the water
a river of illusions

iii. cookies! (why the panda flies the skies)

blah blah blah blah blah blah...
cookies! cookies! cookies!...

iv. the somnambulist

sitting here reading my thesaurus
i bought it from a brontosaurus
the constant aberrations are bugging me
the irascibility is unnerving, have some tea
dreaming of laying under a mangrove
cooking macaroni and cheese on the stove
mammoth, saber-toothed tiger
digging up funny wooden objects, labor

the megalopolis just drives me insane
would you care to have a candy cane?
they're all hanging from the counterfeit tree
the one with the blinking lights, see
another form of hypnosis
just like boiling water

the butter is melting all over my table
i just sit there and roll marbles through it
let them roll off the other side of the table
the candles that brighten the room are lit
and it is not salubrious to live in a trash can
this room of slovenliness is really neat
it really has nothing to do with baluchistan
the somnambulist goes into the kitchen for a treat

v. the kindness of the alphabet (expart e)

i like the alphabet
numbers can't compare to pipes
super spoons have the blues

vi. esirper snoisulli fo revir eht

snoisulli fo revir a ni
noisufnoc htiw gninnur
?noitanicullah nwo ym siht si
noziroh eht revo segarim

snoisulli fo revir a
retaw eht tih yeht nehw rucco selppir on tub
yab eht ni nwod skcor gniworht
yad ynnus a no ytinasni

vii. exit

perpetualness has no exit
then why is there one here?

laud eb lliw uoy, sreddalb tuoba kniht uoy fi
lauteprep gnihtemos otni retne