Secret Rituals

by TERROR BIRD/NIKKI NEVVER

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"Secret Rituals" was released on ADAGIO 830 (Berlin, DE) in 2012. It is Terror Bird's 2nd vinyl lp. Copies still available (see www.adagio830.de/release/083-terror-bird-secret-rituals-lp/)

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released May 1, 2012

All songs written by Nikki Nevver. Live drums and live bass by Jeremiah Hayward. Recorded by Felix Fung at Little Red Studio, Vancouver, B.C. Artwork by Nikki Nevver.

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Track Name: Cult of Man
When you're laying in bed at night, who do you think of?
Who do you think of?
When you are holding me tight, is it all you dreamed of?
Is it all you dreamed of?
And we're turning out the lights, what do you think I'm made of,
Think I'm made of?
And when we fight, who do you wish for?
Am I all you dreamed of?

Because I get the shakes for you.

When you're laying in bed at night, who do you think of?
Who do you think of?
When you are holding me tight, is it all you dreamed of?
Is it all you dreamed of?

Because I get the shakes for you
My heart breaks for you
I get the shakes for you
For you
Track Name: In My Bones
I feel it in my bones, I miss him
Sitting all alone
Shaking off the boredom
I'm preparing a meal, my lips wasted
for another day, counting on the calendar
I feel it in my heart, he's missing
But I am not alone if I don't want to be
I can go out tonight but my body wants to stay put
My body wants to hold him
My sweetheart lies here with me
But only in my daytime dreams
Track Name: Playmate
Have you ever swapped a person?
My playmate was a hold out
She liked cigarettes, ate bad food, liked hard floors
And found me out

She liked hard floors and mysteries
Haven't seen her in weeks
She liked hard floors and mysteries
Haven't seen her in weeks

Aren't you afraid?
Aren't you jealous?
Aren't you ashamed?
Aren't you religious?

Aren't you afraid?
Aren't you jealous?
Aren't you ashamed?
Aren't you religious?

Well it wasn't spiritual
but it wasn't confusing
She had long hair
And never asked bad questions

Aren't you afraid?
Aren't you jealous?
Aren't you ashamed?
Aren't you religious?

Aren't you afraid?
Aren't you jealous?
Aren't you ashamed?
Aren't you religious?
Track Name: Secret Rituals
Secret religions in the night
Open your door to me
I'll be your toy

Take all my cigarettes
Drink all my wine
Take off all my clothes
Take half my mind

If you want to ask personal questions
I promise you I'll answer most of them
If you want to get personal with me
I'll promise you
I'll promise you nothing

Secret rituals in the daylight
Why do you telephone
and then not answer?
Why do you answer
and then not telephone?
Why do you say these things for nothing?
Why do you do these things for nothing

If you want to ask personal questions
I promise you I'll answer most of them
If you want to get personal with me
I'll promise you
I'll promise you nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Track Name: She Kissed Me (And I Fell Ill)
She kissed me and I fell ill, though I tried to keep my distance
Believing it to be a sign
She is stranger, but not from the light part of this village
I can't understand just why she picked on me
So I try to figure it out in my feverish dreams

We went up to a warm room
It was too hot, too hot for anyone
I fell asleep and when I woke up
I was so confused
Drunk on the days
that passed
No, this could never last
Nothing does

She kissed me and I fell ill, though I tried to keep my distance
Believing it to be a sign
She is stranger, but not from the light part of this village
I can't understand just why she picked on me
Though I try to figure it out in my feverish dreams

We went up to a warm room
It was too hot, too hot for anyone
I fell asleep and when I woke up
I was so confused
Drunk on the days
that passed
No, this could never last
Nothing does
Track Name: Thrill Killer
Thrill killer, sudden movement
Don't say the right things
Weapons hidden, mouth dry
When is the right moment?

Terror eyes, beating heart
Sister, will you join us?
It doesn't matter the way you die
As long as he enjoys it

Hunts, kills
Elusive feeling
Fantasy lover
I'll take you under
preservation, I'll take you in
be a part of me forever
Forever
Track Name: Waiting for Nothing
Well the grass is green and the sky is blue
But your smile's fake and your