A Brilliant Light on the Edge of Madness

by Purple Avengers

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released May 4, 2016



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Purple Avengers Brisbane, Australia

The band released 3 albums, with the 1st album Starlights Journey Home being re-released when the band was signed by Sydney based label Phantom Records. The band released two more EPs thru Phantom Records: Emma Peel Sessions & Dragonfly

The line up consisted of electric guitar, electronic organ, electric bass and drums. The band was strongly influenced by Psychedelic rock and heavy rock sounds
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Track Name: Strangest Daybring
Anyone could tell you’ve been through Hell lately
And you are only wind in a shell
And so we go where shadows go
Deep down below in the Ancient Hole

Then I hear you calling
On my hands and knees I’m crawling
And when we’re falling
Close in surround this Strangest Daybring

Awake! Arise!...
Shake off the morning
Through emerald eyes the world is forming
We come alive and the insects swarm
The sun comes creeping... the ground grows warm

On the valley floor... pixie-eyed and sprawling
In monochrome slashed as daylight’s dawning
And so we dance like untied children playing
Fateless... charming in the fading day
Track Name: Goldfish Bowl
When you’re reckless...
On parade tonight
When you’re reckless you’re much more entertaining
Looking out from inside here through our fuzzy lens
Everything looks kinda dim
But much more entertaining

In a Goldfish Bowl for everyone to see
Yeah I’m looking out...
There’s someone looking back at me

Can’t we talk it over?
Happy one more time

In your bedroom...
Even when the lights are out
I don’t doubt that nothing else can save me
Even without a heaven waiting there for me
I can only hope that saying this might thrill you

When you reach it don’t hold on too tight
All you had might drip right through your fingers
I can’t set you free but you know that didn’t you?
Didn’t you try?

Won’t you come in… right in
Come on in the water’s fine

In a Goldfish Bowl for everyone to see
Swimming back and forth
And more in circles lately
Track Name: Starlight's Journey Home
Starlight journey home
Through the passage of cold and dark years
Starlight on your own
On the wave of the night without fear
Starlight kiss my window
Make my heart beat serenely
Starlight journey home
Cross the night... come to me

I have been here waiting…
It seems like a million years of dark
Have come and gone
I’m lying here and shaking
Be my falling star and I’ll catch you in my arms

We are not machinery
Our hearts may strip their gears
While we watch the wheels go round
And time may circle you and me
Until that final shattered day when we are found

Starlight split the night in two
Cross my mind... be here with me
Track Name: Lizard Skin
Take off that disguise
See your condition
In your Lizard Skin you can’t feel the cold

Button down those snake’s eyes
Cause they suit you so well
When you slither my way I can feel the cold

Closing in… Snake’s eyes… Lizard skin

Take that halo off now
It don’t suit you so well
In your Lizard Skin you can’t feel the cold

Take off those pretty lips
They don't suit you so well
Behind that razor smile I can feel the cold

Snake’s eyes
Lizard skin
Track Name: Freakshow
Scarecrow stuck in the hard ground
Deliver me... deliver me
Anywhere... yeah I don’t care how
Deliver me... deliver me

Hey gather round
Circus is back in town
Enjoy the Freakshow then we can go

So close to the edge now
Don’t wake me... I might fall
You kissed me in the corridor
Then kicked me in the hall

Unfunny clown
Deliver me... deliver me
You make me sad somehow
Deliver me... deliver me
Track Name: Rikkety Raga
Please give me something that I can hold tonight
A liquid vision to pour down deep inside
I want to climb so high and fly and never ever fall
I want to be your all

Please take the sun, the moon
And anything that you can find
The stars and I collide
The planets are just atoms trapped...
They’d come if you would call
I’d like to be... I want to be... have to be your all
Track Name: Mirror Maze
Hey we’ve gotta go
If we’re gonna make the late show
I want this to be perfect... I wanted you to know
I want to make you crazy like I am for you

God you seem so sweet... so soft centred inside
Too good to be real... too good to be mine
I want to make you crazy right now

You’ve got your head screwed down tight
Let’s just hang out (yeah)
Don’t know where I am today (oh no)
Lost inside this mirror maze

Somewhere in the garden of Plastic Gnomes
And Pink Flamingos
Lies a shattered monument to me and you
Track Name: Big Cave
I’m not easy prey
Throw your knives away
It’s not OK... don’t be greedy

Hunted again
Hot on my trail
That’s when you can sink your teeth in

Night follows day
Tied to a cruel stake
Here in your Big Cave I feed on your leavings

I’m not sad... I’m just unglued
What am I supposed to do?
Take a piece... that piece will do
What am I supposed to do
Here in your Big Cave?
Track Name: Dragged Up The Mountain Of Love
Dragged up the Mountain Of Love
From up here I see all around
I see your dreams on the ground
Dragged up the Mountain Of Love

Dragged up the Mountain Of Love
Why am I waiting alone?
Always here waiting alone?
Dragged up the Mountain Of Love
Track Name: Another World
She told me that she’d meet me at the station
I waited ‘round for hours but she never came
Now as you might guess I was a mite impatient now
A little more than hurt...
Let’s just say despaired

I don’t understand you girl and I prob’ly never will
Why do the other girls only seem
To make me think of you?

The world’s an oyster yeah and I’m a pearl
You’re just the native diver girl
‘Cause you irritate me….
Cut me from my shell
I’m threaded on a chain of mollusc fools

This is the Summer of Fools
And there’s no rags to riches
You’re the goddess bitch dog
With your coven of witches

The world’s a ball and I’m the chain
You’re just a prisoner of sad times
Well I’m not here to pick you up if it begins to rain
Who pays for these impassioned crimes?

You don’t understand me girl
You prob’ly never will
I come from another world
Where the trolls sing their song to the lonely hills
Track Name: Toy
I am only flotsam/jetsam washed up on the tide
I have only half the legend locked here in my mind

I don’t think that you’re a toy
Pick you up when I get bored

All your friends say:
“Don’t be crazy... he will only use you”
All my friends say:
“Don’t you let her take you out to play”

Catching up with everything you did the night before
Things you only half remember... even then not sure

I don’t think that you’re a toy
Just like to get to know you so much better
Maybe this is not an accident or ploy
Just like to make you understand...
You don’t get it
Do you?
Track Name: Let Us In
My friends and I have come a long way
To be here tonight
And all we ask is that you let us in
To maybe play awhile
Let us in

Ten good reasons
Nine lives
Eight days a week
Seventh son of a seventh son
Sixth sense
Fifth wheel
Four horsemen
Third eye
Second chance
My one and only piece of you
Track Name: Leaves
The egg-cracked sun it rises through the trees
I’m here to greet the dawn
I curl up sleeping on the notes you send to me
And when I wake you’re gone

But you’ve gone so far away I can’t believe
You say you left him there
But you know you also left me

Two sleepy people under the Autumn leaves
Dreaming there beneath the trees
I’d like to say I missed you now
so please just go away
But be sure to take me with you when you leave

While I travel on the road this siren night
Announce her death there on page three
The naked smiles of friends who come and go away
Well I don’t really need them...
I just need you here with me

The day you went away I told myself you lied
You know you said you never cared...
You never will I know
What was wrong that you had to leave?
You’ve gone... you’ve gone away
I took a chance on love and I found it doesn’t pay

So tell me now just what should I believe?
Well please if you ever change your mind about me Now I’ll tell you
Come back I’m waiting for you