Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy - Jupiter 13

Prologue

John?
John?
John?
  Richardson?
John? Hi, John! It's me!
  Richardson?
Hi John! Can I talk to you about something?
  Not Jupiter 13.
Why, yes John! Yes, that would be very, very good.
  Ha, ha! Yeah, I bet!
Jupiter 13, John. What do you think?
  I think about it every day, that's what I think.
  I'll say, you ask me what I think, I'll see you later.
John?
John?
  Richardson?
John! Hi! John! It's me.
  Richardson?
Hi John. Can I talk to you about something?
  Not Jupiter 13.
Why, yes John. Yes. That would be very good.
  Ha, ha! Yeah, I bet!
Jupiter 13, John. What do you think?
  Jupiter 13, John. What do you think?
  Jupiter 13, John. What do you think?
  Jupiter 13, John...

Three...
Two...
One...

 

ADSR

Your life is a piece of music
You don't know how to conduct yourself anymore
The violins rush in, into the void
I'd pluck my harp but I refuse to join in

Attack, sustain, release, decay
You race to the end and it's drenched in delay
Attack, decay, sustain, release
The tempo is dragging, for God's sake play another piece

This song I sing cost me so much time
I whistle your theme when I'm having a shower
Ominous buzz of a rattling snare
The girl on the French horn smiled sadly at me

Attack, sustain, release, decay
You race to the end and it's drenched in delay
Attack, decay, sustain, release
The tempo is dragging, for God's sake play another piece

Remember that night you, you came to me
You said, "I'd like to meet the orchestra, can it be arranged?"
You were amazed at all the drinks and the cellos and horns
I stood on the balcony staring at the dawn
And it seemed like...
Seemed like...
Seemed like...

 

Rendezvous

I gather your camera is busted now
It can't capture any more thoughts
And the nightmare come in the morning now
They can't wait any longer

1950s kitchen
Another cup of milky tea
Alone in an enchanted isle
The supermarket closing in on me

Rendezvous
We nearly had a
Rendezvous

Hear your silly little knock at the door
But the needle is stuck
Stand there empty-handed
In the dim woozy light you say all the pipes have burst

On a foreign midnight freeze
The high commissioner searching low for him
You chose the wrong option
Now please refund my life

You always said the best was yet to come
You made it seem like anything was possible
The road to hell I gotta tell you
Is nearly almost under reconstruction
You always said the best was yet to come

Rendezvous
We nearly had a
Rendezvous
We nearly had a
Rendezvous
We nearly had a
Rendezvous
We nearly had a

 

Jupiter 13

Komarovski, do you read me?
Komarovski, do you read me?
  Yes sir!
??? position out there [0:44]
  ??? [0:47]
We need to know your position.
  I, I can't read the instruments, sir!
Can you fix it?
  We're going home. We're going all the way to the end.
How much more time do you need?
  Don't worry about it, sir. We're going home. ??? [1:12]
Komarovski, can you hear me?
 

The sun is a harsh old bastard
The moon is a cold/gold [1:31] dead gleam
And love is scarce, it easily tears
And you don't know where it's been

Day is a horror show in the marketplace
And the night is a roll of the dice
The afternoon in a desert or monsoon
At least, at least you only gotta die twice

By Jupiter
Have pity on me
I'm trapped in the airlock (in the airlock)
And there's no gravity

(Error, terror, warning, danger) [repeated in the background several times]

You've always been a good man
You always say your prayer
You've always been a good man
(Good man lie)

 
Mixed Overlapping Chatter [3:25 - 6:12]:

Alan Robert Holder [3:26]
7-3-6-2-3-7-6-8-2-6-5-5
  Weather is expected to be cloudy with a, a sunshower
Richard Thomas ??? [3:37]
9-9-3-4-2-1-8-6-7-9-9-0-2...
  Please refresh your ??? [3:46] ...
  Komarovski, do you read me?
Peter Winton Owen
  ...changes made happen during the voyage
0-8-9-5-3-dash-2-3-4-6-1
  Komarovski, do you read me?
  Some selections are not available on this service.
Jerome M. Portman
  Some selections are not available on this service.
2-7-5-4-3-dash-2-1-2
  Komarovski, do you read me?
  Chewing bits of mercury.
  Chewing guts of sulfur.
  You should see what happened.
Jerron ??? [4:23] Ryan
  Next window was...little babies skinned together. Why?
1-9-dash-6-6-2...
  Komarovski, do you read me?
Peter Michael Daniels
  If you would like to find out more about the Pleasure Hotel please wait, our line is open.
4-3-2-0-9-9-dash-9-2-8-9...
  David? Woman and I have got a good fix. We can cooperate.
Samual Roger McCabe [4:56]
  (Error, terror, warning, danger) [repeated in the background several times]
  Susan, it's Harry!
  It's important, honey!
  You, you, you gotta bring me back!
  Susan, it's Harry!
  It's important, darling!
  You gotta bring me back!
  ??? [5:18 - Susan's voice], don't know when
  Susan!
  Komarovski, do you read me?
  In winter a snow falls...
  But I am sleeping ??? [5:42]
Ian Jerrod Sexton
  ...especially made ??? [5:47] rock
9-3-4-2-dash-0-0...1-1
  Komarovski, do you read me?
  Susan! Susan, it's Harry!
Juan Davy Marshall
4-3-2-8-dash-9-1-2-4-3-8
  Susan!
  It's important, honey.
  It's alright, Harry.
 

The men are all donning their armor
And the women all start to mourn
The ramparts and the moat
The letters that we wrote
Your word was so full of scorn

The king is in his counting house
The jack is under the wheel
Up periscope, there's no hope
And the dope
And the dope is getting real

By Jupiter
Have pity on me
I'm trapped in the airlock (in the airlock)
And there's no gravity

Komarovski, do you read me?
Komarovski, do you read me?

 

Circus

Life is a circus, don't you know
And all the clowns around and 'round (around and 'round and 'round and 'round)
Life is an ocean, you should know
And all the sharks swim 'round and 'round (around and 'round and 'round and 'round)

Life is a forest, in you go
Full of the sorriest creatures you'll ever know
And I wonder where you will go
No, no, no, no, no, no

You took me and put me in your show
And all the likes expressed as hearts
Flow up, up, up, up

Shook me down and let me hang around (around and 'round and 'round and 'round)
And all the stings were stung upon my pretty bonnet

(Around and 'round and 'round and 'round)
(Around and 'round and 'round and 'round)
(Around and 'round and 'round and 'round)
(Around and 'round and 'round and 'round)

Life is a battle, blow by blow
Blow your horn, the cat'll come home
And I wonder where you will go
Around and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
(Around and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round)
(Around and 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round)

 

We Are Missing

Wind is calling, trees are sighing
And all of those sounds they sing your name
Rain is falling, night is falling
And I feel just about the same

Message sending, passage bending
All of these feelings create your face
Dawn arriving, fear is thriving
And I sit and I think and I pace

Crying for a triumph
Searching for release
They've noticed we are missing
They are barking up the wrong tree
My head is flanged, camouflaged by desire

Looking for a miracle
Digging in the dirt for Troy
The train is gonna leave
We paid all the money to the wrong boy
My shoulder's frozen and the banks are closing now

[indecipherable chatter]
Tonight

 

Insane

A dynasty of fools
A price upon my head
Oh my lord
How I bow and scrape to please you

Your power is insane
Let's do it all again
Your power is in vain
Please don't blame me again

The merchant with your wine
The serpent in your vine
Oh my lord
How I bend and bow to please you

The moment in your hand
The remnant in the sand
Oh my lord
How I twist and break to please you

Your power is insane
Let's do it all again
Your glory is in vain
Please don't blame me again

The demons up ahead
The jam upon the bread
Oh my lord
How I slip and slide to please you

The aces up your sleeve
The woof and warp and weave
Oh my lord
How I drown and burn to please you

Your power is insane
Let's do it all again
Your glory is in vain
Please don't blame me again

Your power is insane
Let's do it all again
Again and again [repeated many times]

 

Halfway

You walk the tightrope
You juggle the past
The stuff that you cleverly arranged
Was never gonna last

You burn the candle
You fan the flames
It's gotta be nice to put faces
To all the names

When you come down to earth
I will meet you halfway
When you come back to life
I will meet you halfway

You whisper a prayer
You spit out a curse
The books and the films and the dogma
In which you're immersed

You walk the tightrope
You soar and you fall
You leave no memory or trace
It's like you never were here at all (at all, at all, at all...)

When you get out of bed
I will meet you halfway
When you rise from the tomb
I will meet you halfway
When you come down to earth
I will meet you halfway (I meet you halfway)
When you come back to life (meet you halfway)
I will meet you halfway (meet you halfway)

 

No Attachment

When you woke out of a dream
When you got out of the car
The light was shining on you all the time
The light was shining on you all the time

When you spoke out of desire
When you sat down on the ground
A hand was guiding you all the time
A hand was guiding you all the time

When you stumble and you fall
When you rise above it all
A love was charging you up all the way
A love was charging you up all the way

When you go to school on the first day
When you lie down in your grave
A world was waiting for you all the time
A world was waiting for you all the time

A hand (a hand, a hand, a hand)
A world (a world, a world, a world)
A hand (a hand, a hand, a hand)
A world (a world)
A hand (a hand)
All the time (all the time, all the time, all the time....)

 

Holiday

The rusted wrecks
Of yesterday's GTs
Still writhing in the bush

Long time ago
Must've been a holiday
Must've been a long, long weekend

Glory glory glory glory
Glory glory glory glory

Glory glory glory glory
Glory glory glory glory

Sometimes I think of those beautiful days
Beautiful nights I spent with you
Sometimes I think of those beautiful days
Beautiful nights I spent with you

Must've been a holiday
A holiday

The broken glass and pebbles
The weeds and the sand
The caravan

Sometimes I think of those beautiful days
Beautiful nights I spent with you

(Glory glory glory glory)
(Glory glory glory glory)
Must've been a holiday
A holiday
(Glory glory glory glory)
(Glory glory glory glory)

Sometimes I think of those beautiful days
Beautiful nights I spent with you

Must've been a holiday
A holiday

 

Aetolia

King of nine
June calf cry
Walking on the flower
Of another time

There he goes
As the film slowly fades
Fighting phantom battle
With the other shades

There he goes
As the sound starts to die
Fumbling in his pockets
For an alibi

Aetolia
Aetolia

Aetolia
Aetolia

 

Liquorice Comfits

George? George?
  Yes, what is it dear?
George, I was just watching this thing on Jupiter 13.
  Jupiter 13?
Yes, George. Jupiter 13.
  My God woman! Why waste your time on stuff such as that.
But George, Jupiter 13 has disappeared!
  Oh darling, that's just some phony disinformation.
No George, the thing said Jupiter 13 is gone.
  No, that's... Well, that... I mean... Um...
Jupiter 13 is gone, George.
  No, that's impossible. It can't just go.
It disappeared.
Disappeared (disappeared, disappeared)
 

You gotta tell the planet
You gotta let 'em know
You gotta give 'em one last chance

Disappeared (disappeared)

You gotta tell the people
Tell 'em what they want to know
You gotta give 'em one last song and dance

Jupiter 13 has disappeared

Mercury is rising
Unity is broken
All the sins are unforgiven
All the words unspoken

Unity is broken
Mercury is rising
All the sins are unforgiven
That's not so surprising

Disappeared, disappeared, disappeared, disappeared...

People, you want century (disappeared)
  One pair of spectacles
  One walking stick with a wolf head handle
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  One deck of playing cards from Vienna
People, you want century (disappeared)
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  One quartz crystal
People, you want century (disappeared)
  One notebook containing notes pertaining to the Jupiter 13 project
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  Two photographs of children on Earth
People, you want century (disappeared)
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  A silver medal from the Third World War
People, you want century (disappeared)
  One electric toothbrush, matte black finish
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  One pair of audio attenuators, clear plastic
People, you want century (disappeared)
  One photo ID, 5-9-7-2-3-8-9-H-D
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  A book by author Angela Carter, a present from Susan Haug
People, you want century (disappeared)
  A sewing kit with silver needles and platinum thread
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  One prohibited device, code A-A-M-T-N-4-X
People, you want century (disappeared)
  One prohibited device, code A-9-7-5-T-S-I
We sold our souls for nothing (disappeared)
  One tin of Barratt's liquorice comfits

Disappeared, disappeared, disappered, disappered...

 

Epilogue

Now why don't you just tell me a bit more about Jupiter 13.
  I already told you everything!
What were you looking for?
  What were we looking for? Ha! Ha!
Okay, what were you searching for?
  Searching? We were searching for the truth!
Well, hallelujah soldier.
  As if you would understand!
Well, why don't you help me understand?

Tell me a bit more about Jupiter 13.
  I already told you everything!
What were you looking for?
  What were we looking for? Ha! Ha!
Okay, well what were you searching for?
  Searching? We were searching for the truth!
Well, hallelujah soldier.
  As if you would understand!
Well, why don't you help me understand?

One...
Three...
Two...