Mad Stars

I am pleased to release another album – Mad Stars – a companion of sorts to Mad Flowers before it. Five songs for this one, including the multi-part Nights of Neptune. I’m very happy with how this one turned out. Take a listen if you please!

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© 2022 All words, music and mistakes by P.S. Clinen


Track List:

  1. Nights of Neptune
  2. Bad Weather Blues
  3. Plainchant
  4. Forest for the Trees
  5. Despise

Nights of Neptune

Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Slide Guitar, Mandolin, Sitar, Bass, Hand Drum, Tambourine, Piano, Marimba, Oboe, Flute, Cello, Accordion, Percussion – Pinnacle Tricks

(instrumental)

I – Night Market 0:00-3:20
II – Tombaugh Regio 3:20-5:25
III – The Indigo Changeling 5:25-6:05
IV – Sednian Swell 6:05-7:10
V – Derecho 7:10-7:40
VI – Tierra del Fuego 7:40-8:45
VII – Ouroboros 8:45-9:20
VIII – Night Market [Reprise] 9:20-10:10


Bad Weather Blues

Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Tambourine, Vocals – Pinnacle Tricks

Going down an old road
Got a burden on my back
I got the black dog trailing after me
And he’s ready to attack
God damn these blues are killing me
And them demons won’t step back

When you’ve got it all babe
Well you’ve got so far to fall
What you gonna do my love
When them troubles bring the call?

You can count your blessings as they come
But I think it’s gonna rain
And are you counting up your days
That go the other way?


Plainchant

Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Bass, Tambourine, Vocals – Pinnacle Tricks

Spritely image in my mind
Two sides of the same coin
A sunny urn that showers
Its colours down on me

And the days are drifting by
Quiet and unmet
And aimlessly alone
I waste my precious time

Oh Chimera, a dream untold from whence
I stumble on my words, darling Juniper
A plainchant never heard
Starlight held at bay
Helices never crossing
Hope I find my way

Owed to a life
Where whim and dream
Are second to the needs
Of others and their deeds

May your relief
Etched in my mind’s eye
Guide this old fool
Through life’s treacherous shoals

Oh Chimera, a dream untold from whence
I stumble on my words, darling Juniper
A plainchant never heard
Starlight held at bay
Helices never crossing
Hope I find my way

Oh Chimera, a dream untold from whence
I stumble on my words, darling Juniper
A plainchant never heard
Starlight held at bay
Helices never crossing
Hope I find my way


Forest for the Trees

Drone, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Bass, Cello, Violin – Pinnacle Tricks

(instrumental)


Despise

Electric Guitar, Vocals – Pinnacle Tricks

God damn your ugly eyes
Indulgent little cries
Thinking it ain’t fair
As if anyone could care

Should’ve known that you’d play your tricks
Should’ve known that I’d fall of it
A hollow heart’s surfeit
As empty as your threats

Think that I’d know better by now
How to manage a mind gone foul
But I’ll cut out my tongue
Before I say what I want to say

God damn my ugly eyes
That bury how I despise
The fool I see in the mirror
Back at me

Should’ve known that you’d play your tricks
Should’ve known that I’d fall of it
A hollow heart’s surfeit
As empty as your threats

Published by P. S. Clinen

Official website of Australian author and artist, P.S.Clinen. He has published two novels - Tenebrae Manor and The Will of the Wisp, as well as the illustrated poem A Boy Named Art. His most recent release is a poetry collection Vignettes - An Anthology. All of his works are available to purchase on Amazon. Check back often for more by this author, including poetry, short stories and other updates.