Koolray

by Purple Avengers

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    Koolray represents the most diverse and accessible collection of the Avengers' work so far. If of all of that wasn't enough, the album also contains the band's one and only recorded foray into the world of cover versions with an effortless rendering of the Bowie classic Space Oddity.

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released May 8, 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: 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
Jackknife
Razorfinger
Lizard skin
Track Name: Count Me In
Well you can count me in
But if I blow my insight out
Do I have to start again
When the point of no return
Is the only point I’ve made
And I know without a doubt
This is beautiful to me
It’s beautiful to learn
That I have lost my calling

Well you can count me in
But if things don’t go my way
You’re gonna have to make new plans
And the pleasure’s mine to say
I am tickled, whipped and flayed
By every word you say
Tongue-tied, wrapped and sent
Put a price upon my head
Now I’ve lost my calling

Desdemona’s following is only jerks and thieves
I like to walk her home each day
Along the crooked paths she’s laid
I have not lost my way again
Well not from my own point of view
But I have lost my calling
Track Name: Travels Far On Paper
Looks at Ancient Wonders
Can I go there... can I go?
Well he opens his eyes and it’s gone
Stares into the sun till it burns... until it burns
Well he opens his eyes and he’s gone

Hello Chameleon
Hey can I lend your skin?
Once he was a pauper now he is a king

Travels far on paper
Takes his time between the lines
Well he opens his books and he’s gone
Looks into the pages till the pictures come alive
When he opens his eyes... yeah he’s gone

Hello Chameleon
Hey can I lend your skin?
Once he was a king now he is a thief

Hello Chameleon
Hey can I lend your skin?
He said he was a king
It never meant a thing

Travels far on paper when he can
Track Name: Koolray
Bombs away…
The sudden flash as we all fade away
A shame you had to go with so much left to say

Send down your Koolray

Midas touch…
A golden crutch to help you on your way
We wait naked under heaven for the rain

Fed on flies rats and mice
Glad I found you
Gilded cage kept you tame
Glad I found you
Track Name: Dubious Metaphor
Keep your head down
Time to fly out to a warm land
Cross the ocean

Got taken unawares
Winter came and held me here
Slept through a glacial age
When I woke nothing had changed

Laid our eggs there on the high cliffs
Watch them waking...
Cell is broken
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: Seersucker
Dark matter collides
Strange forces are closing in
Fate offered a ride
He couldn’t say “No” to it

Does he break under it?
Does he break when he bends?

New seersucker suit
Cashmere... one cool wondercat
True son of Ed Wood
He knew where his heart was at

Yeah yeah… the rollercoaster
Track Name: Airspeed
He woke up in a haywagon
Must have had too much again
His voice is raw from peacemaking
Wants to have it back again

There he goes again…
Looking like he knows he can
Looking like a Cabin Boy
Who’ll never see the shore again
Feels the weight of gravity
Looking out for Novocaine...
Anything to kill the pain
Airspeed’s got him hooked again

He woke up in a police car
Must have gone a bit too far
His eyes are red... he never sleeps
Doesn’t want to be that weak
Track Name: Fell in Love with a Clown
Then he says “I must be the loneliest kid
Rocks in my sorry head… Can’t we just split?”

She fell in love with a bitter circus clown
He fell in love with a clumsy acrobat
And she’s found she won’t look down

Puts on a huge wig... paints on his face
Knows that the excuse is lame
Too happy to fake it

Way up on the high trapeze
Appointment with Fate
Hopes her new philosophy won’t make her late

And on the high trapeze
Appointment with Fate
A new philosophy to put me in my place
Not even if it’s meant to be
Not even if it’s meant for me
Track Name: Kandy Kane Part 1
Kandy Kane
Kandy comes in and says
“All of this has come undone”
And what’s a boy to do but just act dumb?
As if all of this can be remade
With sticks and nails and finger-paint
Track Name: Stickybeak
She is such a stickybeak... has to know it
A hundred messages received... channels open

Antenna raid… tender probe
My secret motive has been exposed

Have you always been this way
Or were you broken?
Was it something that I said
Or left unspoken?
Track Name: Best Friend of Satan
No doubt I am the best friend of Satan
Rise up... join in
Don’t hesitate

“I can... I will” he said
“By right I’ll watch the Wolfstar rising”

Tried to enjoy it
There’s too many Pointyheads
Looks like Hell’s just a new trap for tourists

Rising higher… One day...
“I can... I will” he said
“OK... let’s watch the Wolfstar rise”

In the sky tonight I’m looking for a satellite…
Dreaming it
There’s no atmosphere... nothing I can breathe
I don’t believe in it
Track Name: Submerge
Up through the sky to the whirlwind’s face
When we both emerge we can meet our fate

Get it... forget it…
Ways and means
Why don’t you write a letter?
Send it in
Why don’t you light a candle so you don’t forget it?
Light a candle…
So you don’t forget why you came

Down through the waves… through the fish and weed
When we both submerge we can be at peace

Crown (King Of My Shame)
In the dark till you come again
Here to crown me and make me king
You’ve come to hound me and make me pay
For the pleasure of being
With the fever comes the medicine to make me see

There’s a dark stack of crooked dreams
In the palace of memory
Crown me with spikes of deeds
Crown me and set me free

Long live the king of my shame

Can I wash in your metal stream
Until I glow like a good son?
It’s stripping me so clean
To the base of my chemistry
Track Name: Crown (King of My Shame)
In the dark till you come again
Here to crown me and make me king
You’ve come to hound me and make me pay
For the pleasure of being
With the fever comes the medicine to make me see

There’s a dark stack of crooked dreams
In the palace of memory
Crown me with spikes of deeds
Crown me and set me free

Long live the king of my shame

Can I wash in your metal stream
Until I glow like a good son?
It’s stripping me so clean
To the base of my chemistry
Track Name: Pincushion
He was a pincushion... thought he’d make it through
Didn’t mean nothing… didn’t hurt
But it left a mark or two

He was a pincushion... it just seemed to stick
Didn’t mean nothing… didn’t hurt
But he made a mess of it

It’s not overrated
Has it come to this?
Had to draw a line from bliss to emptiness
Joined the League of Needles
Track Name: Dragonfly
Look out on the soft terrain… far below us open wide
Don’t you want to ride on my Dragonfly?

On my Dragonfly... come with me for a while
And open up your eyes to everything we find

Proud white witch went out West…
Has not been seen since
We try to catch it all as we fly by

Out here somewhere past the world we know
Deep down where the feeling goes
I see it clearly… dress it down
Wrap it up again… share it ‘round