Nigor Mortis - Chapter II - Neutered & Spade

NIGOR MORTIS CHAPTER II COVER

6)WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE  3:44
(FROM THE PEOPLE TODAY)

Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocal: SM

Dorothy and Toto 
Went shopping today 
They’re shopping a script for 
Another new play 
Dorothy had moved from 
Kansas to Hollywood 
Toto was working 
As a TV dog 
Do Re Mi Fa, Sol La Ti Da

‘What would you like from the people today?’ 
She told me that was the name of the new play, 
‘What would you like from the people today?’ 
She wishes they could all be happy 
She wishes they could all be happy 
She wishes they could all be happy 

Several directors 
Were ‘sneaking a peek’ 
Several reporters 
Already taking a ‘leak’ 
Here come the agents, 
They’ll move it along 
Until the footlights 
And the little catfights 
Re Mi Fa, Sol La Ti Da

‘What would you like from the people today?’ 
She told me that was the name of the new play, 
‘What would you like from the people today?’ 
She wishes they could all be happy 
She wishes they could all be happy 
She wishes they could all be happy 

Dorothy and Toto 
Live in Beverly Hills 
Accountants are fighting 
Over paying her bills 
She’s scheduled appointments 
For fixing her nose 
She can afford it 
‘cause now she’s rolling in 
Dough Re Mi Fa, Sol La Ti Da

‘What would you like from the people today?’ 
She told me that was the name of the new play, 
‘What would you like from the people today?’ 
She wishes they could all be happy 
She wishes they could all be happy 
She wishes they could all be happy!

Words and Music - Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing

 

7) PRISCILLA DON'T LET YOUR DRAGONS FALL  2:36
Drums, Percussion, Bass, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Vocal: SM

Priscilla, don’t let your dragons fall 
Priscilla, don’t let your dragons fall 
Or you may lose your way while the light of the day finds the dawn.

Priscilla, don’t let them tie your shoes 
Priscilla, don’t let them hold your screws 
Because life in the city will laugh at your pity

O! 
When she dances it feels like heaven 
GO! 
And be well, ring your bell, grab your pillars 
SO! 

Priscilla, don’t let your dragons fall 
Priscilla, don’t let your dragons fall 
Or you may fade away while the light of the day finds the dawn 
Or you may fade away while the light of the day finds the dawn 
Priscilla.

Words and Music - Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing.

 

8) FAMILY REUNION 2:00
Drums, Percussion; Bass, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars Vocal: SM

Listen to the laughing waters rolling down the stream 
If the sun would come tomorrow it would be a dream 
Because tomorrow a family reunion is taking its place in the park 
Because tomorrow’s a family reunion and it will be there after dark

Children will be running over the clover in the fields 
Barbecues and Butterflies are rising on the hill 
Because tomorrow a family reunion is taking its place in the park 
Because tomorrow’s a family reunion and it will be there after dark

Porticos in alabaster, the calendar is free 
We pray to God that he will bless our humble family tree 
Because tomorrow a family reunion is taking its place in the park
Because tomorrow’s a family reunion and it will be there after dark.

Words and Music - Sananda Maitreya for Treehouse Publishing



NIGOR MORTIS CHAPTER 2

Instruments used were Yamaha drums, Kurzweil keyboards, Latin Percussion, Fender Jazz bass, Musser acoustic guitar, circa ’87. I can’t remember about mics and stuff, that’s Enea’s and Matteo’s scene, God bless them. The songs were recorded by Enea ‘Il Conte’ Bardi and Matteo ‘Sergente’ Sandri during the week of 21 Jan - 26 Jan 08 at ‘Gran Gran’ studio.

Mix engineer was shared by the 2 aforementioned gentlemen, and the 3 of us ‘mixed’ it and rendered it available for the later probable process of ‘mastering’, once we arrive, at end of project to that delicious point. We hope to have entertained you with these selections, meant to be more in number but for a ‘faulty piece of equipment’, which decided to, after years of loyal service to my cause, retire in the middle of the sessions. We salute it and vigorously, We salute you. I would like to thank Enea and Matteo for their vibes and support during the week of these recordings. I would like to thank my wife for her friendship and positive spirit. Finally, I would like to thank the person or group thereof, who invented Mp3. O yeah, and God too, just in case Christopher Hitchens is wrong.


it felt somewhat appropriate for a chapter to be titled; ‘Neutered & Spade’, then be itself cut short (the recording sessions) by ‘failing’ equipment. Thereby being ‘cut short’, the sessions were neutered. Enjoy!


The panther knew that there was no such thing as a black panther really, just a leopard with its dense spots all connected. It needed them to remain poised and still in the shadows. It also knew succinctly that if it turned itself back in to the circus, it would have its balls cut off. It would have to. How do you explain an attack by a panther on a crowd with its balls intact to the insurance company? He shrugged. It took quite a long season or 3 to grow the current set of ‘cojones’, once lost to a vicious and mean blade, attached to a carnival barkers desire, a ticket seller’s greed. Those branded circus days were now a memory. He could not be neutered and spayed for any cause, he ceased being a dark leopard, he’d be but a limbic stuffed animal with a ‘reputation’. He could never digest food he didn’t have to chase, nor could he ever lick a beggar’s hand. Animals could count out their days in the circus. In the jungle there are no days, most certainly no guarantees. What there is, is the one long relentless day and the ever restless, stirring night. What one finds, when one finds, they find all of it, not just suggestions or portions of it, but the sum of it, the source of it, the total life of it. The circus wheels and deals, while the jungle, forged by nuance, either subtly or soundly, takes or gives.

Just to remind you, Panthers never wore pants, neither do ants.

This chapter 2 of ‘NM’; ‘Neutered & Spade’, is dedicated to a boyhood/lifetime Hero, Muhammed Ali. Also dedicated to the Great Maestro Rod Stewart!