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The Vampyre of Time and Memory Video & …Like Cologne EP

Apologies for the amount of time in between updates. Most of you have already heard about these news items, but they are so cool that a post is required.

First, the newly released video for The Vampyre of Time and Memory:

And in addition, check out QOTSA’s new live EP: …Like Cologne, which was recorded on September 4th. Sorry to all of those people who live in places where Spotify doesn’t work. We’re trying to come up with a better way to share this with you.

…Like Clockwork Lyrics

Everyone it seems
Has somewhere to go
And the faster the world spins
But shorter the lights will glow

And I’m swimming in the night
Chasing down the moon
The deeper in the water
The more I long for you

Most of what you see my dear
Is purely for sure
Because
Not everything that goes around
Comes back around, you know

Holding on too long is just
A fear of letting go
Because
Not everything that goes around
Comes back around, you know

One thing that is clear
It’s all down hill
From here

The love line in your hand
Cleverly disguised
All the promises of stone
Crumble in the night

Most of what you see my dear
Is worth letting go
Because
Not everything that goes around
Comes back around, you know

Holding on too long is just
A fear of what’s to show
Because
Not everything that goes around
Comes back around, you know
Not everything that goes around
Comes back around, you know

One thing that is clear
It’s all down hill
From here

I Appear Missing Lyrics

Calling all comas,
Prisoner on the loose.
Description:
A spitting image of me
Except for the heart-shaped hole where the hope runs out

Shock me awake
Tear me apart
Pinned like a note in a hospital gown
Prison of sleep
Deepened now
A rabbit hole never to be found
…again

Where are you hiding, my love?
Cast off like a stone. Feelings
Raw and exposed when I’m out of control
Pieces were stolen from me
But dare I say, given away
Watching the water give in
As I go down the drain
I appear missing now

I go missing,
No longer exist
One day I hope
I’m someone you’d met

Shock me awake
Tear me apart
Pinned like a note in a hospital gown
Deeper I sleep
Further down
A rabbit hole never to be found
It’s only falling in love
Because you hit the ground

Smooth Sailing Lyrics

It’s all in motion
No stoppin’ now
I’ve got nothin’ to lose
And only one way up

I’m burning bridges
I destroy the mirage
Oh, visions of collisions
Fuckin ‘bon voyage

It’s all smooth sailing
From here on out

I got bruises and hickies
Stitches and scars
Got my own theme music
It plays wherever I are

Fear is the hand
That pulls your strings
A useless toy
Pitiful plaything

I’m inflagranti
In every way

It’s all smooth sailing
From here on out
I’m gon’ do the damage
That needs gettin’ done

God only knows
Where love vacations
If reason is priceless
There’s no reason to pay for it

It’s so easy to see
And so hard to find
Make a mountain of a mole hill
If the mole hill is mine

I hypnotize you
And no one can find you
I blow my load
Over the status quo
Here we go

I’m a little bit nonchalant
But I dance
I’m risking it always
No second chance

It’s gonna be smooth sailing
From here on out
I’m gon’ do the damage
‘Til the damage is done

God only knows
So mind your behavior
Follow prescriptions
Of your lord and savior

Every temple is gold
Every hook is designed
Hell is but the temple
Of the closed mind
Closed mind
Closed mind
Closed mind

It’s all smooth sailing
From here on out

Shut up…

Pow!

Fairweather Friends Lyrics

Is there anyone out there?
Or am I walking alone?
When I turned around and found that you’d gone before
The first rain could fall

It seems every single time I was bleeding
Broken promises that never came true
Well it ain’t so long before the dawn
When the sun is gone so are
Well, so are you

So what’s it gonna take
To get you back in bed?
Gossip, drugs, and snakes
They’re just our best fairweather friends (fairweather friends)
Fairweather friends (fairweather friends)

One day when we’re far away
From everything that hurts
Drink and screw is all we’ll do
Every day

So what’s it gonna take
To get you back in bed?
Gossip, drugs, and snakes
They’re just our best fairweather friends (fairweather friends)

And though the hour’s late
Don’t let ‘em in your head (fairweather Friends)
Gonna pray for rain again and again
Fairweather friends
Fairweather friends (fairweather friends)

Fair–I don’t give a shit about ‘em anyhow…

Kalopsia Lyrics

I never lied to myself tonight
Rose-tinted eyes colour my sorrow a shade of white

Bye bye black balloon
See you real soon
Wave bye bye
Bye bye

Oh why you so sad?
What have they done?
Forget those mindless baboons
They’re off playing god
Copycats in cheap suits
All playing it safe
While cannibals with their noose
Consume the parade

Is it wonderful?

Kalopsia… [5x]

Far, far from shore
The land of nightmares
Gone forever more
And I love you more
Than I can’t control
I don’t even try

Why would I?

Oh, why the long face?
You’ve got it all wrong
Forget the rat in the race
We’ll choke chain them all
Fate favor the ones who help themselves
The rest feel the sting of the lash
As they row (As they row) the boat (the boat) straight to hell, hell, hell
Row

If I Had A Tail Lyrics

Gitchy, gitchy
Ooh la la
Da doo ron ron
You wont get far

I’m machine
I’m obsolete
In the land of the free
Lobotomy

I wanna suck, I wanna lick
I want to cry and I want to spit
Tears of pleasure
Tears of pain
They trickle down your face the same

It’s how you look
Not how you feel
A city of glass
With no heart…

If I had a tail
I’d own the night
If I had a tail
I’d swat the flies

Yeah, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Yeah, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh

Gitchy, gitchy
Ooh la la
Da doo ron ron
You won’t get far

Animals in
the midnight zone
When you own the world
You’re always home

Get your hands dirty
Roll up them sleeves
Brainwashed or true believers?
Buy flash cars
Diamond rings
Expensive holes to bury things

I’m machine
I’m obsolete
In the land of the free
Immortality

If I had a tail
I’d own the night
If I had a tail
I’d swat the flies

Oh-oh-oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh

See me dancing on the stars
See me dance…

If I have a tail
I will control the night
If I have a tail
I will control the night
If I have a tail
I will control the night

When we have a tail
We will control…

The Vampyre of Time and Memory Lyrics

I want to God to come and take me home
‘Cause I’m all alone in this crowd
Who are you to me?
Who am I supposed to be?
Not exactly sure anymore
Where’s this going to?
Can I follow through?
Or just follow you
For a while?

Does anyone ever get this right?
I feel no love

Ain’t no confusion here, it is as I feared
The illusion that you feel is real
To be vulnerable is needed most of all
If you intend to truly fall apart

You think the worst of all is far behind
The Vampyre of time and memories has died
I survived.
I speak, I breathe,
I’m incomplete
I’m alive – hooray!
You’re wrong again
‘Cause I feel no love

Does anyone ever get this right?

Does anyone ever get this right?
I feel no love
I feel no love

I Sat By the Ocean Lyrics

I sat by the ocean and drank a potion, baby to erase you.
Face down in the Boulevard, yet I couldn’t face you.
There ain’t no use in crying. It doesn’t change anything,
So baby what good does it do?
Your friends, they all sympathize.
Maybe, I don’t need them too.

Imagine I’d be your one and only
Instead I’m the lonely one

You, me and a lie.
Silence is closer.
We’re passing ships in the night.

There’s nowhere to run away.
Said,
“Boy if you want love, you’ll have to go and find it with someone new.”
“Do you know who you really are? Are you sure it’s really you?”
Lies are a funny thing.
They slip through your fingertips because they never happened to you.
Time wounds all the heals as we fade out of view.

Imagine I’d be your one and only
Instead I’m the lonely one

You, me and a lie.
Silence is closer.
We’re passing ships in the night.

You, me and a lie.
Silence is closer.
We’re passing ships in the night.

Into the night,
Left with nowhere to hide.

Closer and closer.
We’re crashing ships in the night

Keep Your Eyes Peeled Lyrics

Don’t look, just keep your eyes peeled
Thoughtless, traipsing my minds field
Shotgun, never behind the wheel anymore
Danger, monsters of smoke & mirror
Slowly, can one so lost be found?

And I know you’ll never believe
I play this as though I’m alright
If life is but a dream, then
Wake me up.

Fallen leaves realize they are no friend of autumn
The view from Hell is blue sky
So ominously blue
I daydream until all the blue is gone

And I know you’ll never believe
I play this as though I’m alright
If life is but a dream
Wake me.

Underwater is another life
Disregarding every myth we write
Rag doll churning
Eagerly alive
(Over & over, gasping in horror
So breathless you surface
Just as the next wave is…)

Big smile, really a show of teeth
Without a care in a world of fear
Lonely, you don’t know how I feel
Praise God, nothing is as it seems