"A Trick of Light"

by Simeon Soul Charger USA

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Simeon Soul Charger's 2015 release. 10 songs featuring a cover of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic "I Put A Spell On You". Artwork by Stonino from Pescara, Italy.

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released January 30, 2015

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Simeon Soul Charger USA Akron, Ohio

Simeon Soul Charger is an American Psychedelic Rock band. Their music has been described as a cinematic pastiche of folk, blues, progressive, 70's psychedelic and stoner rock.

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Track Name: The Prince of Wands (A Trick of Light)
He plucked his eyes and stared out at the Sun
And wondered where their god was hiding
He sensed him high and everywhere at once
And dancing in and out of time
We warn that nigh, an end will surely come
To all what's narrow in the mind
The greatest guides were those who followed none
And left no followers behind
From side to side I swayed out in the sun
I wondered why and where did I come from
And not from signs and not from sacred hums
Did I find a faith that finds
We dream in lights and saw their faith is naught
But all their sadness all combined
The seeker's prize is once a truth is sought
Another truths asks you to find it
And after day, a night will always come
But even darkness has to die
The prince of wands, four heads and seven thumbs
Rejoice! It's just a trick of light
From side to side I swayed out in the sun
I wondered why and where did I come from
And not from signs and not from sacred hums
Did I find a faith that finds
Make me a thin veil Mother Mañana
Make me a portrait naked and playing shy
And paint me aware, but take care or I'll die
I FOUND A FAITH THAT FINDS!
Track Name: Heavy
Fate is kissing all the snakes
Heavy is the weight of a world that you can't navigate
Fate is kissing all the snakes
Heavy is the weight of a world that you can't navigate
And the boys are in the band
And we're traveling land to land
And the girls are in the corner
Selling shirts to pay for gas
This ain't the life that your mommas and papas are used to
No this ain’t the life that your mommas and papas are used to
The same creeping up the chain
Ready for the fame and the world but you've still gotta wait
Cos your songs are too long
And the lyrics are too strong
Well we really like your style
But the music is all wrong
This ain’t the life that your mommas and poppas are used to
No this ain’t the life that your mommas and poppas are used to
Give us a life that's certain
Say your sister and your papas
Fate twisted up the reins
Ready for the way to unfurl, but it's drenched in a haze
And the boys are in the band
And we're traveling land to land
And the girls are in the corner
Selling shirts to pay for gas
This ain’t the life that your mommas and papas are used to
No this ain’t the life that your mommas and papas are used to
Give us a life that's certain
Say your sister and your papa
Track Name: Evening Drag
Back to the land of old familiar feelings
And overflowing fountain cola tides
I read the lines but couldn't find the meaning
A greeting card in cold fluorescent light
There's no consent to marry here
But the cops can't carry off the queers
So they raid the malls for Mexicans
And cups of joe that never end
This isn't home, but I'll pretend to
Pick it up and start again
The paranoids and prophets here
Speak with one mouth but in both ears
And everyone spoke of the apocalypse
With a certainty I didn't have
When the world didn't shatter
Well I wonder if they cried or laughed
And all the choirs and all the people greeting
They all sang and praised and asked if it had changed
I could have lied, but all good things are fleeting
Well I knew it but it didn't look the same
The more they spoke, the more they were revealing
And I knew it was a sale and not their lives
But I stayed quiet and let them go on speaking
For everyone deserves a chance to lie
Not alcohol or hurricanes
Or snorting high school kids' cocaine
Could scab a wound or twist a fate
Or dull a child's fermented rage
Better to burn out fast or so they say
Than stick around and fade away
And though we touched I never came
The sex feels best when I feel ashamed
And I ran to the paper like a confidant
And I dressed it in the evening rag
Well I should have known better
But old habits kind of seem to last
And I went to the bottle for my confidence
And I dressed up in my evening drag
And everyone chattered
But I guess I only had to laugh
How are you my friend
He said I'm working for the weekends
If you care enough to ask then I will tell
And at the end he asked how was I feeling
Well I heard you were somebody somewhere else
Annie Star's in Zanzabar
Where life don't move so fast
Adam thought his mind apart
But he was always into that
And Mike Good really was good
Well I stayed at his museum
A magician could not escape
The crushing load of father's weight
Or pacify a mother's hate
That keeps her children rightly raised
And everyone asked are you a champion
Of the puppet on the right of left
They said everything mattered but I guess I only had to laugh
And I ran to the paper like a confidant
And I dressed it in the evening rag
Well I should have known better
But old habits kind of seem to last
And I went to the bottle for my confidence
And I dressed up in my evening drag
And everyone chattered
But I guess I only had to laugh
Track Name: How Do You Peel
How do you peel
On the edge of a knife?
Do you cry if you bleed?
Do you cut thinly sliced?
If I don't understand
The avarice of man
Should I tune in without thinking twice?
How do I tell If I'm making it right?
Do I like what I see
Would I catch it on sight?
Where is the piece of the man you couldn't sell?
There in a dream? In the magic of a spell?
The greeter of passage is Io
She's glued to a wall on the stair
The greater this message inspires
The more they're becoming aware
Hold on
How do you feel
When you turn off the lights?
Can you see the abyss
Is worth crawling inside?
If I don't understand
The amorous advance
Should I do it without thinking twice?
How do you deal?
In a silent cry for help?
Scowl at the mirror and imagine someone else?
The greeter of passage is Io
She's glued to a wall on the stare
The greater this message inspires
The more they're becoming aware
Hold on
Haven't you noticed that....
Now you are free to just walk out of the cell?
How did you sleep?
Have you woken from the spell?
The greeter of passage is Io
She's glued to a wall on the stair
The greater this message inspires
The more you're becoming aware
Track Name: Workers Hymn
You think your minds work in greater ways
We ever knew those brains thought the simplest things
Smiley faced, disillusioned imbeciles
You'll be happy now tightly nestled in your dirt cells

He said it's better here
Living without fear
Transcending all your cares
But now your burdens bared
He said it's better here

Save us!! Save us!!
We could but they pay us wages!
Save us! Save us!
We could but they pay us wages!

Line you up, hundreds to a row
Plant your naked shells in the ground, one by one by one
Spinal grinding work for us, we are never granted fun
But the point is kids, it's the fuel that matters!

He said it's better here
Living without fear
Transcending all your cares
But now your burdens bared
He said it's better here

(whispers of impending doom)

He said it's better here
Living without fear
Transcending all your cares
But now your burdens bared!
Track Name: Jane (A Bird in Flight)
She cast a shadow in the dark when she was silenced
Manipulated by the king
Her husband watches from the window of the attic
He sips his rind, checks the time
& stokes the basement fire

Jane, Jane light the lampost
Illuminate the sky
Damn shame no one noticed, no
Jane, Jane light the lampost
Illuminate your mind
Damn shame no one noticed
Except the pigeon’s eyes

She saw the ashes in the basement
She heard the preacher over tea
Her eyes have grown cold & complacent
In Norman’s Castle
What have they done to you my Janie Dear?

Jane, Jane light the lampost
Illuminate the sky
Damn shame no one noticed, no
Jane, Jane light the lampost
Illuminate your mind
Damn shame no one noticed
Except the pigeon’s eyes

She dreams every night
Her visions are like a bird in flight
Elusive & free
Jane, you know exactly what’s to be
Track Name: I Put A Spell On You
(lyrics by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
You better stop the things you do
I ain’t lyin'
Yeah
I ain’t gonna take none of your foolin' around
No I ain't gonna take none of your putting me down
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
I love you, I love you, I love you
And I don't care if you want me too
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
You better stop the things you do
I ain’t lyin'
Yeah
I ain’t gonna take none of your foolin' around
No I ain’t gonna take none of your putting me down
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
Track Name: Floating Castles
I had dreamt of floating castles high
Mounted on some dark clouds passing by
Careful, careful, don't look down
And then I noticed a person
Was standing there above me
I thought that the person was intending to harm me
He chuckled and chortled
And something most disturbing I noticed the person
Was identical to me
Do do do, do do do
I was on a floating castle high
Laughing at a person passing by
Careful, Careful, don't look up
God's conundrums claim my soul
Fished out the rabbit hole
Doomed from the womb It was planned I assume
The return are so few
And I laugh as I puke
Steady boys, we are lost
And loaded gun from the start
Mirror parts on a page
In the book of our greatest mis-takes
What he needs, what he wants
We the ghosts of Eden's plenty
Walk the wings with wants of many
Hail the sunshine on my soft skin
Nail the sunshine to my coffin
Pull down the gates
Give us your troubadours
The troubled, disconnected kind
A fast escape for Captain Furthermore
To our inventions pay no mind
Take off the cape man
You're no prophet
I'm the you that you will be
I'm gonna make you custom coffins
You can do the same for me
Pull down the gates
Give us your troubadours
The troubled, disconnected kind
An impasse! A cage! A trap! And murderers,
With good intentions
Pay no mind
A lot for us a loss for us
A lot for us a loss for us
The last escape of Captain Furthermore
To our inventions pay no mind