Set Upon by Satellites

by The Halcyon Brothers

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1.
I’ll make this brief Short and sweet Compact, concise Condensed And so succinct It’ll make you weep Cry out loud Shed tears, lament Feel grieved And filled with need I don’t remember, and you can’t forget [x3] So, open the stars with your arms Open the stars with your arms Open the stars with your You’ll need eyes to see Watch and stare Observe, inspect Precept Experience Now here’s the gist Sense and scope Meaning, essence The point Significance I don’t remember, and you can’t forget [x3] So, open the stars with your arms Open the stars with your arms Open the stars with your Not to be so vague Undefined Unclear, shapeless Obscure Amorphous Hall hath no fury Woman scorned Contempt, disdain Despised And disrespected I don’t remember, and you can’t forget [x3] So, open the stars with your arms Open the stars with your arms Open the stars with your
2.
I See 03:11
Set upon by satellites Your need for speed has served you right Your nickel-plated hope and star Your candy-coated 2-inch scar Might disagree with ways and means Might charm the snakes that hold your knees But now you see it, now you don’t You bought a truck, to tote your rope Why disagree? Why do the math? This opportunity is slipping past. I see I see what you see I see the ways and means But stay between But stay between Staring down the barrel Of another holy man It’s a hobo life for hobo Sam He’s making quite a living on the hobo plan He says, “If I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take I see I see what you see I see the ways and means But stay between But stay between I’ve been a pen-slinger In all these evil times I’ll write about despots, robots And Teapot Dome. I check the time I see I see what you see I see the ways and means But stay between But stay between
3.
Comrade 02:57
The serum was flowing Minors were towing You were halting on a line Over the high peaks One gilded image Were you begging for Odin’s time? And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade They judged you cunning They judged you cloaking Strangling with the dust and heat Your whilom brilliance With all the romance Tracked and bathed with zealous bleach And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade Ardent and searing to your muzzle Flowing out your open trap Your fused figures covered in cinders Shared in the moment And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade, And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade And now your palace cures in ash Comrade, Comrade
4.
In the impossible, possible Moonlight of night There was a travesty Ravaging all in our sight You took my hand and we began Began an emergency life Like a Kennedy remedy taken on flights An energy Synergy Vision of Christ We took the time to understand And now you are my wife And now you are my wife And now you are my wife And now you are my wife And now you are my wife And now you are my wife And now you are my wife And now you are my wife
5.
Well, if I blow my top I’ll shoot out some stars From outside my neck And straight to your heart I soared over the moon I made love to the stars My candle burned bright And my heart flickered on My eyes were in bloom My breath was like sails I soared over the moon In a sweet gust air Well, if I blow my top I’ll shoot out some stars From outside my neck And straight to your heart I soared over the moon I made love to the stars My candle burned bright And my heart flickered on My eyes were in bloom My breath was like sails I soared over the moon Well, if I blow my top I’ll shoot out some stars From outside my neck And straight to your heart I soared over the moon I made love to the stars My candle burned bright And my heart flickered on My eyes were in bloom My breath was like sails I soared over the moon In a sweet gust air
6.
Just like too blond Tanya The girl you thought you oughta Roman soldier’s daughter With a blank attitude The gum she snaps, it just fits With the flavor of her lipstick And her Spanish boots of leather Such a daft little shrew We’ll always be together We’ll always be together We’ll always be together ‘Til the jury finds out My here comes my friend Danny He took my cards he had me His hair it feathers brightly And he plays foosball Sportin’ a new goatee Sharpened by a straight plea Almost hopeless in the Blink of his prime We’ll always be together We’ll always be together We’ll always be together ‘Til the jury finds out Wardrobe by the Eiser Sanction Mamet’s lighter As the moon moans and Glows on his nose Living life by sheer faith Not knowing where the light breaks What sound and spark the dark makes Just before dawn We’ll always be together We’ll always be together We’ll always be together ‘Til the jury finds out
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There was a false claim Even in Europe Maybe because of what he said For the last year In the worst way A tiny clique down in Washington We are in An extremely dangerous Situation all the time In ways Which increased the threat Enlisted bets And lost it’s mind 12 - 7 - 19 - 2 - 8 Institute professor Radical faithful, power pirates Poets are, politics 12 - 7 - 19 - 2 - 8 Institute professor Radical faithful, power pirates Poets are, politics Developed a theory Widely known Well it’s back From Hell again Actions and power Syntax and sound text Detail the players Throwing javelins Rode a typecast To the mail hatch What do you say? Take some vitamins Give him six inches Maybe a pitchfork Witness the power Of the pendulum 12 - 7 - 19 - 2 - 8 Institute professor Radical faithful, power pirates Poets are, politics 12 - 7 - 19 - 2 - 8 Institute professor Radical faithful, power pirates Poets are, politics There was a false claim Even in Europe Maybe because of what he said For the last year In the worst way A tiny clique down in Washington
8.
From a leap on a trampoline I found a lost time machine There was a sweet summer solstice A sunset, now a genesis For Suntastic Weekends Suntastic Weekeneneneneneends For Suntastic Weekends Suntastic Weekeneneneneneends My sense of doom has left the room My butterfly kiss has made a list My promise will break the tie And open up a bright blue sky For Suntastic Weekends Suntastic Weekeneneneneneends For Suntastic Weekends Suntastic Weekeneneneneneends Let the wishes begin anew Your wishes are the glue These wishes you’ve accrued These wishes will now ensue For Suntastic Weekends Suntastic Weekeneneneneneends For Suntastic Weekends Suntastic Weekeneneneneneends
9.
My friend the Aberdonian Can’t believe the Hi-Fi recordings No, can’t believe those Cucamonga Heartbreakers That Zappa stagger lead If you would love me [x8] Woman, the wife of Saturn Can’t believe that it ever happened No, can’t believe that Welsh man’s dream It needs a sitar and some reeds Daughter of darkness [x8] Now I’m in a higher space Can’t believe those dim-witted needs No, can’t believe I speak so pompously To make a choice from plea That is the fee Red eyes turn to blue And, red eyes turn to blue Red eyes turn to blue Oh, red eyes turn to blue Red eyes turn to blue And, red eyes turn to blue Red eyes turn to blue Oh, red eyes turn to blue I see a star and I think of you I think of you I think of you I see a star and I think of you Red eyes turn to blue
10.
Hyde 02:12
I wrote it down for John Paul Stevens He sang it on the air It caused a riot And then a treason My mind was caught in stare Just like Yardo’s daughter She was a ship-saved sun You provide the weakness She’ll catch you on the run She’ll hunt you down To find a round ‘Till half past three The word is Hyde [x8] I sleep fine at night, But baby, that’s just me You’re the one who grinds her teeth With intensity The Bells of Ireland Have aligned The Purple Queen The ocean pearls The skyrockets The lamps to guide My secret life is disinclined My elbow grease Has lost its prime Those over-riding nukes come in My disagreement means the end The word is Hyde [x8] I sleep fine at night, But baby, that’s just me You’re the one who grinds her teeth With intensity
11.
The meditation medication, Potent and profound. The literature on limitations, Sheer with sound surround. We’re flying over the Unknown Soldier, Blaring riddles from the clouds. We’ll talk like DJs, And make clean getaways Create a hunger for the sound Create a hunger for the sound The pillow talk and pink elephants, Intimate entertainment. The quid pro quo, quick-witted quiz show, The new intelligence equivalent. We’re flying over the Unknown Soldier, Blaring riddles from the clouds. We’ll talk like DJs, And make clean getaways Create a hunger for the sound Create a hunger for the sound The meditation medication, Potent and profound. The literature on limitations, Sheer with sound surround. We’re flying over the Unknown Soldier, Blaring riddles from the clouds. We’ll offer cheap fares, And give you cold stares, On a flight that’s now hell bound. On a flight that’s now hell bound. The pillow talk and pink elephants, Intimate entertainment. The quid pro quo, quick-witted quiz show, The new intelligence equivalent. We’re flying over the Unknown Soldier, Blaring riddles from the clouds. We’ll offer cheap fares, And give you cold stares, On a flight that’s now hell bound. On a flight that’s now hell bound.
12.
Sandinista 01:48
Who’s gonna give the monologue? We’ll record it in analog Out there standing like a prairie dog Page 22 in your catalog Seen the solution And I’m standing in a vest Working for the Man And doing my best Who’s gonna be poetical? It’s all so heretical Working on a plan theoretical Where should I start alphabetical? Who’s gonna find the formula? Who’s gonna toast with a grand Huzza? Who’s gonna play “Sandinista”? Who’s gonna play “Sandinista”? Who’s gonna play “Sandinista”?
13.
If there’s rum, they will dig it Opium, they will dig it Kettledrums, they will dig it If they’re numb If there’s rum, they will dig it Opium, they will dig it Kettledrums, they will dig it If they’re numb A love in a punt is a very weak beer A love letter is a bill of exchange A loved-up, love truck of love-weed Is just a very, very, very, very good thing. Bittersweet eulogies Banquets on submarines Tell a friend Teleport Telephone and ask for hope Tell of all your long last years Due to your lack of grace Due to your lack of grace Due to your lack of grace Due to your lack of grace Under a snake is morally low A crisp criss-cross to disable the blows A champagne glass to the Chancellor’s past The purse-string aircraft, aircraft, aircraft Aircraft in plain view Bittersweet eulogies Banquets on submarines Tell a friend Teleport Telephone and ask for hope Tell of all your long last years Due to your lack of grace Due to your lack of grace Due to your lack of grace Due to your lack of grace If there’s rum, they will dig it Opium, they will dig it Kettledrums, they will dig it If they’re numb If there’s rum, they will dig it Opium, they will dig it Kettledrums, they will dig it If they’re numb
14.
Orchid 03:41
We have to go back to the Orchid Where would be the fun in that? Your friends got a Dharma jumpsuit We have a hostile defense protocol Look for what is a truly valid experience Like a sailor seeking mountains I’ll wear fantastic till the last stitch My patchwork is not made of plastic My open arms are filled with magic I’ll wear fantastic till the last stitch We have to go back to the Orchid Where would be the fun in that? Your friends got a Dharma jumpsuit We have a hostile defense protocol Look for what is a truly valid experience Like a sailor seeking mountains I’ll wear fantastic till the last stitch My patchwork is not made of plastic My open arms are filled with magic I’ll wear fantastic till the last stitch We have to go back to the Orchid We have to go back to the Orchid We have to go back to the Orchid We have to go back to the Orchid We have to go back to the Orchid We have to go back to the Orchid

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Eccentric, playful, cerebral, bright, freewheeling and fun Indie Pop/Rock created in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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released September 13, 2019

Set Upon by Satellites is The Halcyon Brothers at their most expansive. Founding members Bosky Rumbluffer [Guitar/Vocals] and Bjor6n Oranj [Vocals/Percussion] are joined by Zack Scott [Drums], Dorje Lamb [Guitar] and Ted Eastman [Bass / Inactive Brother].

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The Halcyon Brothers Minneapolis, Minnesota

Halcyon is a poetic name for a Kingfisher. It is said that the floating nest of the Halcyon brings calm to the cruel sea. The Halcyon Brothers decorate the weight of the world in a charming and medicated disguise. The sound embraces with a clinched smile, and then stumbles and occasionally falls only to somehow prop itself back up for another round. ... more

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