Perfect Monster

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released October 1, 2016

All songs written by Perfect Monster, with the exception of "The White Witch of Rose Hall," by Jim Donlinger / Coven, 1969.

Perfect Monster is:
Deanna Phelps, vocals & lyrics
Scott Cullen, guitar
Reno Lund, guitar
Jeff Spane, bass
Rusty Graves, drums

Additional writing credit, Tommy Barth, "Hell's Gate."
Nina Chamlou, performing on piano, "The White Witch of Rose Hall."

Recorded and mixed by Justin Phelps at Cloud City Sound and at The Hallowed Halls, Portland, OR. Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx, South San Francisco, CA.

Cover art by Jinx Dawson.
Photo by Corey G. Lewis.

Check out the video for Gone Squatchin': youtu.be/4-baNBxJKk0

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Track Name: Prophet
Look, I have hands
But the people said, “What are hands?”
Why am I helping these people?
I’m dooming myself with them
My own hands are numb
Abandoned by sensation
Betrayed on our planet
Now we’re dislocated

Strike the soft part, of the abdomen
Look just below, the bottom of the sternum
Aim up over liver, and through the diaphragm
Terminate a heart’s, pounding rhythm

A prophet for a fugitive
An aristocrat of misfortune
Queen of the damned

The ground beneath my feet
Feels darker and deeper
The cold, dry light of the sky
An odd frequency
Watching from the shadows
Of a beckoning open fire
This place of exile
Is offering up power

Strike the soft part, of the abdomen
Look just below, the bottom of the sternum
Aim up over liver, and through the diaphragm
Terminate a heart’s, pounding rhythm

A prophet for a fugitive
An aristocrat of misfortune
Queen of the damned

Cast down the rocks
No time for sharpening sticks
Open up your gates
To this sphere of experience
There may be a way out
Of this dead-end existence
Imagine your command
The thought-form will cover the distance

Strike the soft part, of the abdomen
Look just below, the bottom of the sternum
Aim up over liver, and through the diaphragm
Terminate a heart’s, pounding rhythm

A prophet for a fugitive
An aristocrat of misfortune
Queen of the damned
Track Name: Year of the Snake
Rowing, tremoring
The boat pushed off from a dark-matter shore
Churning, boiling
Colloidal serpent milk slapping the oars

I'm always at the end of a rope
Get back, crawl away
Get away from me you snake
Go be drowned in the abysmal lake

Scaly umbilical cord
Punctures the surface with sickening speed
Coiling, tightening
Bringing forth lava from under the sea

I'm always at the end of a rope
Get back, crawl away
Get away from me you snake
Go be drowned in the abysmal lake

Infancy of terror
Crepuscular creature with immortality
A mother's folly
One head of two spewing cotton mouthed liturgy

I'm always at the end of a rope
Get back, crawl away
Get away from me you snake
Go be drowned in the abysmal lake
At the place where your father
Commanded the slaughter
Track Name: Human Shield
I hear you all around me
Every thought and passing vibe
In this great tangle... of civilization
Corporeal and spirit
Virtue and vice
Rats scuttle from shadows
My magnetic field closes in
Above the primal chorus of
I'm hungry!
Don't eat me!
One thought rises
From the din

Grasp the unknown
Make the world your own
Find the key, unlock the beast
Before we turn to bone

Something inside me broke
Pieces crashed everywhere
Exposed humiliation… ill will and despair
Left without protection
Too much to bear
All I have left is fear and desire
Dutiful sentinel armed to the teeth
I'll scream in the wind
With a heart
Full of passion
I'll martyr my metaverse
And spare you the grief

I'm all alone
We're all of us alone
Find the key, unlock the beast
Before we turn to bone

Every day spent marching through
A worship of whores
winding their spindle… of infinite time
Buzzing and pricking
The human beehive
Some want to die in armor
Some sail the seas of gloom
I'll grit my teeth
Divina virago
Victoriously
Pulled diametrically
Between the sun and moon

Grasp the unknown
Make the world your own
Find the key, unlock the beast
Before we turn to bone
Track Name: Babalon's Cup
Abide my son
The locust and the flies
Flee fire and doth citizen the air
The eagle and the hawk
Flee water and earth
And the snake avoids the open air

Those that fly higher love the fire

A mirage of suffering
Alchemic machinations
An undine caressing a harp
Dark vapors float forth
And a distant wraith screams
A wail piercing and sharp

Those that fly higher love the fire

Hot rock turning
Wood into smoke
Five elements aggregate desire
Remnant ashes lie there
Under sleeping salamander
A jewel with a pulse of fire

Chaos is the Father of Life
La Cortigiana is brandishing her knife
Secrets unfold, secrets unfold

In the eather and the void
The cosmos hides some secrets
Drawing circles in local motion
Penetrative quintessence
A magic stone that burns
In the clutches of the scarlet priestess

Those that fly higher love the fire
Track Name: Hell's Gate
I went down from the city lights
To the abandoned ruins in the stinking night
What's the right thing to say
At the forgotten portal to hell's gate?

Single lightning bolt shot
From the zenith's angle
Straight to the altar's heart

The key, the key
The relic hidden by the man and me
The gate, the gate
Haunted by the man come to hallucinate
The beast, the beast
The man recognized his blasphemy
The man, the man
Bound chaos with the beast his genius plan

Single lightning bolt shot
From the zenith's angle
Straight to the altar's heart

The key, the key
Control the non-human of the beast's ancestry
The gate, the gate
Below the beast and his horde congregate
The beast, the beast
Without the key he roamed in heresy
The man, the man
Meteoric rise to power with the key in his hand

Single lightning bolt shot
From the zenith's angle
Straight to the altar's heart

The key, the key
Slammed the gate on terrestrial entropy
The gate, the gate
Plutonium's vapor the key did abate
The beast, the beast
The gate's miasma indicates his atrophy
The man, the man
His legacy dismissed… at the gate I now stand

Single lightning bolt shot
From the zenith's angle
Straight to the altar's heart

I went down from the city lights
To the abandoned ruins in the stinking night
What's the right thing to say
At the forgotten portal to hell's gate?
Track Name: Winner in the Room
There is no evil on this earth
Until a human starts to rule
Ignoring lessons of the past
Using others as their tool
Power in name
The throne they claim
I’m not necessarily born to lose
But, cut off their head
Two grow back in stead
So, follow the idiot
The choice we choose

Ok, you win
Your ambition is much stronger than mine
If I leave this world how I found it
I’ll try again much later in life

You win the game you win the prize
All hail the ego in that smile
You have no place within our hearts
But, we’ll be loyal for awhile
Power in name
The throne you claimed
Symmetric genetics
Are on your side
You walk in
The heads they spin
The Great Mother cackles and rolls the dice

Your beauty’s more appealing than mine
If I leave this world how I found it
I’ll try another world in another time

They get to eat the richest of meat
They sleep with the firmest of flesh
I guess there can be only one,
King of the mountain, humping the crest

Ok, you win
Your methods are more ruthless than mine
As I leave this world how I found it
I’ll fix another world in a future time
Track Name: Gone Squatchin'
Without a tree
She doesn't do that summer damage to me
Ma and Pa beat the pots and pans
Chuck a penny-filled beer can
I'm gone when it lands

With a sap covered ass
Scare up a mongrel hive of Sas
BBQ sauce in Cooter's beard
Trucker speed and fish gut smeared
Hit my shit with the furry weird

Go away
Come back next summer
Use butter or something
Go tell your brother
Pardon my French
Check my tail feathers
Talk dirty to me
Leave a message after the...

When you start to see
Discarded shoes with more frequency
Guess who's noodlin' for snootchie bootchie
Northern skunk ape shits in the woods
Sisters three shake a hootchie kootchie

I like smoke and lightning
Got a bug in my eye
Save my soul
I'm going down for the last time
Go away
Come back next summer
Use butter or something
Go tell your brother
(I've gone Squatchin')
Track Name: Under Werewolf
The armed savages spy
To try to chase the devil to the sky
Make him stare down the barrel of a silver loaded gun
Tragic fate he be spared by someone innocent and young

Where on earth does wolfie lie?
Where you say, under where, your request I will deny
Somewhere, but under where I am not going to share
One less whisper in the dark, one more sunrise for the were

Be a maiden fair
And catch the mighty wolf
Hiding all the bodies
In his underwear

Where angels fear to tread
Stalks a man who’s a myth to the masses overhead
A collective aberration of the darkest of desires
A vessel of their rage if he gets what he requires

In time suspicion grows
Pointing fingers to the creature as the cause of all their woes
As a warden of illusion the rumbling I must ease
Subdue their nasty pet and restore them their disease

Be a maiden fair
And catch the mighty wolf
Hiding all the bodies
In his underwear

Come child it’s time to fly
Concrete jungle to the left, frozen river to the right
This totem be your shield to snarling jaw and ragged claw
In reality denial is so much easier for us all

Treasure beauty with your teeth
Cool the tongue with pure white snow
A sacrificial gift for mother nature’s demon child
Bridging nature and spirit in the darkness down below

Be a maiden fair
And catch the mighty wolf
Hiding all the bodies
In his underwear