Strange Flesh (100% Organic)

by Guano Breath

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As I no longer have the energy, incentive, or inspiration to spend long hours & a whole load of money doing studio sessions, I've settled for economy & simplicity by investing in a Yeti Blue USB mic - which I plug into my laptop & record, using a basic audio platform like Audacity. I usually do it late at night when the whole village is asleep & the only occasional noise intrusion is the barking of dogs (well, the cicadas are always present).

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released December 12, 2015

'Share The Beauty' was recorded one morning in Dennis Kool's home studio in Singapore sometime in 2010. Special thanks to Icco Elnoel who contributed some truly fine 5-string bass on several tracks.

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Guano Breath Malaysia

My output mostly dates back to the 1980s and has been heard by a mere handful. This isn't what I'm into now but at least I'm not too embarrassed about it.

Collaborations with others & freestyle choreographic works form an integral part of my archive.

I enjoy being the world's least ambitious musician.
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Track Name: Black Widow
oh she’s a black widow
spinning webs of sorrow round your mind
she’s a black widow
but all the same she always looks divine
she sighs like a symphony
her hair’s an ebony cascade
her eyes gleam like diamonds in the shade

black widow… she’s looking for a mate
black widow… she uses love as bait
she builds herself a cozy nest
then she sits and waits
she knows your wandering spirit
must soon seek some rest

oh she’s a black widow
with charms that jangle as they dangle in your way
she’s a black widow
y’wanna leave alive you better do so right away
she speaks of faith and honor
but when she gets you in a corner
you’ll go down on your knees trying to please her

black widow… she offers you soft pillows
black widow… oh she really knows how to get you in the mood
come on in she’ll whisper
but when you try and kiss her
you’ll find yourself inside of her as food

oh she’s a black widow
spinning webs of sorrow round your mind
she’s a black widow
but what can you do, you know that it’s true
love is blind

[Dec 1980]
Track Name: Strange Flesh
I ain't no vegetarian
But that don't mean I ain't humanitarian
I love people
Especially strangers
Because they've all got strange flesh
Mmmmmmm oh won't you
Gimme some strange flesh
I'm addicted to strange flesh
All I think about is strange flesh
Gimme gimme some strange flesh

Familiarity is all very fine
If you wanna breed
If you wanna breed contempt
But look at that glossy femme fatale
There's nothing about her that's banal
She doesn't mind
If you follow her around like a fool
She knows you've got the hots for her
That's why she keeps her cool
But when it comes to love
She can be really choosy
If you wanna have some fun
You better go see Lucy
This lady ain't no floozy

And she doesn't go for strange flesh
Especially if you've not been
Properly introduced
She says she comes from a good family
Everybody wears pajamas every night
In blue & white stripes

My mother used to say
No meal is complete
Unless you have a little meat
On the table
So I've quaffed a quail or two in my time
(Indeed I have)
I occasionally snack on snails
(I don't mind ze slime)
Well you can whip me up some whale
Right out of the brine
Woh-oh-woh I could bite your tail
Cause I'm the passionate kind
And I really wouldn't mind
A little strange flesh
Gimme gimme some strange flesh
All I think about is strange flesh
I'm really addicted to strange flesh

Well I don't care if it's fat
Or if it's lean
So long as it's clean
And excitingly strange
So don't you waste your perfect poise
And your expensive perfume on me
Honey, you know I'm so easy
So very easy to tempt

But look at that glossy femme fatale
There's nothing about her that's banal
She doesn't mind
If you follow her around like a dog
She's a marvelous machine
In which you'd love to be a cog
But when it comes to food
She can be really choosy
If you wanna exercise your gums
You better go see Lucy
She's much more juicy

And little Ms Lucy likes strange flesh
She was born in Ampang Village
All the people there are Hakka
And these Hakka people eat
Just about anything yeh
But there's just one problem with Lucy
(What's that?)
She only goes for white meat
With lots & lots of gravy
So if you're just a poor brown boy
With no money in his pocket...
You better forget it!
Track Name: Presence of Mind
Walking down the street
Suddenly you meet
Policeman on the beat
Chairman on the cheat
Don't do it in your seat boy
What you need is...

Presence of mind
And essence of being
The essence of being
In the presence of mind
Makes you feel so fine

Standing on the hill
Another day at the mill
Shopping for some thrills
Caught with your hand in the till
Just let it hang out the window sill boy
You're never alone with...

Presence of mind
Or essence of being
The essence of being
In the presence of mind
Cuts a very fine line

Now run to the mirror
Look into your own face
Can you see the error of your terror
You're a living disgrace
Nobody gives you a dime
But you don't give a damn for...

Presence of mind
Or essence of being
Essence of being
In the presence of mind
Makes you feel sublime

Dancing down the line
Looking for some sign
It must be the end of time
Cause heaven's on my mind
Well any minute now you'll be getting it
Because everyone is divine

Presence of mind
And essence of being
The essence of being
In the presence of mind
If you don't see it you gotta be blind
Track Name: The Good Life
THE GOOD LIFE

The good life is to be shared by all
If only we could scale the wall
That keeps some people in
And other people out
While the eggheads on the fence
They just sit about
Woe-oh-woe-oh-oh-oh yeh
Hey hey hey

The day ends as night begins
Just like breathing out
And breathing in again
Do ants go to sleep at dusk
Or do the lights come on at ten
Does anybody really know
Woe-oh-woe-oh yeh yeh
Hey hey hey eh

Two by two the creatures crept
Slowly up the great big ark
Thunder crashed and lightning flashed
While the waters steamed
And teemed with sharks
Oh everything was cold and dark
For forty nights and forty days
Eh yeh yeh eh woe-oh-woe-oh

Noah he looks up and he gets hit in the eye
By a pie from the sky a-falling
So he sticks his finger in
Then he pulls it out and licks it clean
But all he can say is this is appalling
As he hears his mama calling

Well the weather cleared and little birdies sang
From the leafy branches of flowering trees
Some sang high and some sang low
From both ends of a musical rainbow
Oh-oh-oh yeh

My friends all wanna know just how the story ends
I say be patient and watch the show
That's what they call suspense
But remember there's really no tragedy
Once you've found the remedy
That sweet sweet sweet melody
Yay hey hey hey

The good life is to be shared by all
If only we could scale the wall
That keeps some people out
And other people in
While the eggheads on the fence
They just sit about
Like Humpty Dumpty
Like Humpty Dumpty
Watch out you don't fall

[1970]
Track Name: 7 Lifetimes
You dropped in on me
Right out of the sky
I just wanna thank you girl
For getting me high
Just wanna thank you beautiful angel
For helping me fly
All I wanna do is thank you baby
Thanks for making me cry

Thanks for 7 weeks in heaven
7 weeks in heaven with you
7 wonderful weeks in paradise

I don’t know how this whole thing started
But I know I don’t want it to end
Though you and I we’re parted now
I hope we’ll get together again
Even though you hardly call or write to me
You know I’ll always be your friend

After 7 weeks in heaven
7 weeks in your loving arms
7 weeks in paradise
Let’s try for 7 lifetimes

Living in this crazy world
Makes me feel I’m in hell
But loving you pretty baby
Makes me feel absolutely well
Wo-oh-wo I’m so in love with you
Darling baby can’t you tell

After 7 weeks in heaven
7 weeks in your loving arms
7 wonderful weeks in paradise

They say heaven is having fun
With that special someone
Well you can stay a week you can stay a month or even a year
And if you never ever leave me
We could stay in love forever
What else can we do?

7 weeks in heaven baby
Much better than 7 years in tears
7 weeks in paradise
Let’s try for 7 lifetimes
Track Name: Maximum In Trinidad
I was just a schoolboy
Dropping out of school
Just another Portnoy
Fooling with his tool

Sunny days down by the stream
Oh mama I was cool
Rainy days were like a dream
Of fishes in a pool

One day the whole town found out
I was almost where it's at
My daddy had to pay a pound out
Just to get me out of that
Then he took me to the dentist
Who crucified my tooth
The dentist read to me his laundry list
And he said, "Dear boy, it's the truth"

Lie lie lie lie la lie lie lie
Lie la lie la lie

My mama took me to the doctor
Who was really kinda pissed
The doctor stuck me in his locker
He must have thought I wouldn't be missed
Then him and his forty nurses
They done me some weird research
They programmed me with holy verses
And then they forced me to sing in church

La la la la la la la ha ha
Hallelujah hey hey ha

I guess God heard my singing
And she liked what she heard
She sent some angels winging
Just to put in a good word
Now you probably won't believe it
The way I got out of jail
You can take my word or leave it
But Jesus stood my bail

Sunny days down by the stream
Oh mama I was so cool
Rainy days were like a dream
Of little fishes in a pool

Well mama was just a little sad
Seeing how thin I had become
She passed the message on to dad
Who meditated some
"Well okay son," he said,
"I know exactly how you feel
Maybe you should go to bed
With a lovely lusty meal"

One hypnotic gesture was all it took
To end this story happy
He got me a girl with a melting look
He's a real magician man my pappy

Sunny days down by the stream
Oh mama mama I was cool
Rainy days were like a dream
A dream of fishes in a pool
Track Name: Share The Beauty
I like this cave
So warm & soft & full of space
I’m floating free
There’s music in my ears
And silver lights before my eyes

I wanna stay
But in my bones I know
A voice is calling from somewhere
Come out of your dark cave hey
Come play with me (& we can)

Share the beauty of this world
It’s our one & only
There’s so much you can be
When you’re part of the magic
Of this bluegreen pearl
You’ve yet to see

The silver stars
Dancing in the night
Hear the song of birds at dawn
Taste the ocean spray
Smell the jungle after rain

But listen to me
It’s not all smiles
Sometimes you’ll have to
Shed a tear or two
But then it’s up to you
To dry your eyes & see the sun

The voice is gone
Do I stay or do I go
I just don’t know
I liked this cave before
But now I think I’ve changed my mind
I wanna see

Share the beauty of this world
It’s our one & only
So much you can be
When you’re part of the magic
Of this bluegreen pearl
You’ve yet to see

Words: Lida Geh
Music: Antares