XAVIERA

by Troy Gregory

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released September 23, 2017

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Troy Gregory Detroit, Michigan

Troy Gregory is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker, and solo artist. He is currently the lead vocalist and bassist for Super Birthday and bass player for The Dirtbombs.

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Track Name: Xaviera
XAVIERA

I. In This Dream
In this dream I never sleep
I never can awake

II. Stars Of The Soaps
I kept hearing talk about
a dark night of the soul
I wondered exactly what that meant
because I didn’t really know
not at the time
it was so early in the day
I thought I shrugged it away
I spent it all in more than one
Peyton Place

III. To Loom Beyond The Mind
I was fooling myself
and Mother Nature too
it’s not nice, not a nice thing to do
all of night spill away
I was wise to have loved
a turn from the stage
to loom beyond the mind
I kept fooling myself
and Mother Nature too
pyramid power
the disco lights of doom

IV. Crayons Crayons Crayons
Creating a near perfect universe
it’s all in my mind

V. The Champagne Of Frankensteins
Stop pretending that you’re never here
don’t deny another breath my dear
guzzle up the potion that controls the soul
take me to the center of the knowing void
undivided our design is
the champagne of Frankensteins

VI. Under Your Umbrella
I rented a bike
I’m riding the rails
I’m seeing the world
me and my girl
under your umbrella
how peaceful the sky

VII. I Want To Thank The Academy
I shut off the projector
I turned on every light
and I stepped out the screen
I want to thank the academy
Mom and dad for having me
thank you
A star is in those shoes
click your heels and repeat after me
there’s no place like home
see these dolphins
they love me
Track Name: Nadia
NADIA

I. The Tangle
Have you ever heard
the morning birds at night
my Super Birthday
it’s happening now
here to be enlightened
beyond the unknown
you can make a beautiful day appear
from Nowheresville to here
all of them coins
that I took from the fountain
it was me who threw them in
I was wishing
in the Tangle
every station unravels
have you ever heard
the mourning birds at night
time is always off the clock
here to be enlightened
beyond the unknown
the imaginary door
how could it be locked
I know
the window is wide open
step on in

II. The Aviary
Flying into mirrors

III. The Squalor
I was fond of the squalor
slipstream of lunacy
I’m learning how a mannequin stares
I hit the side of the barn
could it be only you
that writes your story
only you
right your story now
does a curse or a prayer
or a magic spell
trip up an angel
Here to be enlightened to the unknown
beyond the unknown
her body does what the lanterns tell her
get back to your nature
you want to leave a troubled highway
with the risk of believing in yourself
you got to get out of your own
it was true was it
I saw her wink at you
the curtains blew
( Nadia )
it was all on course
to you leading the way
you move on
life isn’t done with you

IV. The Parlor
They’re all golden
the nights I pissed away
end of the knife
in the carving lane
start of the race
with your face at the wall
all little dreams
in a convienient storm
they’re all broken
the days swept away
the nights I pissed away

V. The Park
You got to get yourself a listen
to every living thing
with every second you dream
It’s all about your love
what you’re giving
going to put on the new soft shoe
reaching into the temples flume
I need a bell with the perfect wind
cruising Phantom 309
ain’t it nice what you’re made from
watching from the side of the lake
with every second you dream
I can leave this place
I listen to every living thing

VI. The Arcade

VII. The Lobby
When you know
the rest of you forever
you all in all undaunted
in the great glass state
you roll away
it’s not spoken just done
the key to tomorrow
it has you there
I’m so glad I could meet you
here in the lobby
can you still be cast in this play
this is your lucky day
skip straight to dessert
beyond the leaves your film
the star is you forever
Track Name: Sabrina
SABRINA

I. I Was Wishing
After I deciphered
the Voynich and The Krim
I moved on
like I always have done
to a higher dimension
I left the side door purposely unhooked
you know I kept it open for anyone
I cleaned up nearly half of the trash
sat thinking for well over an hour in the bath
all them coins in the fountain
it was me who threw them in
I was wishing
I was wishing for inner peace
and world peace too
what happened
you couldn’t tell
I’m completely
broken
Sabrina
did you see where she went
for the night
was it down that street again
thru the barbed wire electrical fence
in what used to be the woods
I knew today would only be this way
once
I have to deliver

II. Oz Never Did Gimme Nuthin
feel like you are floating
the light in the tunnel is
inversion
I really wanted to
rip out my heart and brain
and tear them apart
frame by bloody frame
I forged my mind
to dissolve
hand made expectations
yeah Oz never did
give me nothing
I wanted nothing ?

III. Pandora On The Bow
I stumbled back
to the Novotel
there was a note for me
left at the desk and a box
it said from you know who
but I didn’t have any clue
I broke into my room
too afraid to open it
I recognized the logo
of Pandora on the bow
(Sabrina)

IV. The Lighthouse With Nancy Drew
I was all alone with Salem
when they was doing sugar sugar
I rescued everybody trapped
in the lighthouse with Nancy Drew
I didn’t expect and certainly didn’t get
not one thank you
thank you
everyone I kiss turns into a toad
I took the midnight train
straight out of Riverdale
I took the midnight train
thank you

V. Let’s Have A Beautiful Day Together
good morning sunlight
let’s have a beautiful day together
stop pretending that you’re never here
don’t deny another breath my dear
guzzle up the potion that controls the soul
take me to the center of the knowing void

VI. A Funhouse Reflection
unraveling
the world
became what it is
this is your lucky day
an autographed
Charlotte’s Web
When every mirror that you peer into
has a funhouse reflection
I try to keep a smile
another chance
to make things right
imaginary friends
they’ve become my favorites
I don’t see anyone ever
unraveling the world
became what it is
this is your lucky day
another chance
to make things right
imaginary friends
come out come out
I’m feeling lonesome again

VII. What Are U Painting
what are you painting
what are you painting
you’re a slow wave
frequency of love
dear and never departed
you were never here
oh yes you were
all the coins in the fountain
it was me who threw them in
I was wishing

… for all time
have you ever heard
the morning birds at night
all the coins in the fountain
it was me who threw them in
I was wishing
from a higher dimension
I’m saving the world now
Track Name: Oksana
OKSANA

I. The Bramble
I see the light
I Am the light
wandering thru a dream to rise
our design ever changing tides
of illusory time
make it all mine
I feel the worlds in a different place
I pull out the rug
shake the dust
a used up universe
my trampled universe
on the winters eve
you planted your first tree
the night of the winter games
you planted one more tree
all that is and wild
Nature on her ring
you planted no more trees
the freezing wind
a tornado of ice
you spiral towards unhinged

II. The Clearing
The abandoned shrine
your made up mind
born of two worlds unsaid
have you been no one
I give life to every sound
fractured one in one
I make the world I wanted
prepared to believe it all came true
I took the day off
for the rest of my life
forever a tidal sheet of sleet
the enchanted avalanche
stop pretending that you’re never here
don’t deny another breath my dear
on her ring all is wild
our design is our design is
guzzle up the potion that controls the soul
take me to the center of the knowing void
one less drink one more bar
our design is

III. The Factory
From fantasy to factory
your possible realities
consciously sensualize
you really think you’re that unique
a badge a flag
your side of street
no flake like your snowflake
encoded with entitlement
arbitrary intelligence
DEVOlving are we not …
a cold flume whispers
collapsing spirits soar
a break to a new life

IV. The Nest
Looking at your life
from the nest as you wished it to be
tonight you’re in
I take the time to see
the snow birds dream walk
right down from 2nd and Lorraine
from fantasy to factory
from factory to fantasy
stoned divine
writing silly love songs part nine
until the crayon split

V. The Scrublands

VI. The Attic

VII. The Rink
Have you ever heard
the morning birds at night
have you ever tossed a coin
in a fountain
wishing for a better life
I was fooling myself
and Mother Nature too
I took that journey
one step ahead of the fool
ruby slippers get her out of here
she’s never there
look in her eyes
I mean she’s never here
( I took a walk out of the garbage dumps and smog
where the street lights- they never turn on )
looking at your life
a turn from the stage of your darkness
keep swimming
come on catch your wave
don’t shed a tear
for the cowardly heartless brainless
people that you meet
as you ease on down that road
to a dead ended street
I see the light I AM the light

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