Little boy peeped
Couldn’t keep his mouth shut
She quickly spun his tale to gold
Bedraggled with bare feet
His face blue-black and swollen
His back is straight, his eyes are cold

I’ll die knowing nothing more than the darkness of this place
Somewhere my parents are glowing, embers in some gentile’s fireplace
And she quickly replaced his fears for tears

Cobbled in a heap
The pile of shoes lies growing
He wonders next he’ll chance to eat
She’s a wonder with a whip/weal
But no fear his eyes are showing
He vows he’ll bring her to her knees

If I die knowing that I’ve brought you even just one ounce of pain
I’ll leave a corpse with rictus smile showing, knowing that I haven’t died in vain
Believe me when I say you’ll pay

[Voice of progress]
I can’t wait for destiny; I’ll take matters into my own hands (I can’t wait)
You can’t wait for life to bring you a collection of golden eggs (you can’t hope)
And if I break some yolks, well that’s just how it goes (that’s just how)
You can’t pretty pictures without some impetus!


from The Time Traveler's Constant, released August 30, 2012


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Part lover's caress, part pugilist’s fist, songs of THE EXTRAORDINARY CONTRAPTIONS are sonic space-time adventures. This patent-medicine man, time-traveler, gentleman explorer, and madman advance the steampunk rock movement with 2012 album The Time Traveler's Constant, employing danceable prog rock and Victorian aesthetics in genre-bending, aggressive-waltzing stories of steam and strife. ... more

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