Horoscopes

by Astrid & The Asteroids

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released January 27, 2012

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Astrid & The Asteroids Brisbane, Australia

“Astrid & The Asteroids raise the bar stratospherically high. Clad in skintight silver, Astrid & Co deliver funk and soul (with just a touch of disco) in spades. Astrid is an otherworldly frontwoman with buckets of sass and style and a killer set of pipes.” – Rave Magazine

“Sexy sci-fi soul… this exciting Brisbane outfit are all about shaking things up” – Tsunami Magazine
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Track Name: Free
A bottle of cheap cologne
I'm not alone
I'm no imitation
I'm smelling of freedom

A cream coloured lego home
No yard to roam
A local location
My garden of Eden

Building a walk-in-'drobe
A reno' globe
A self medication
Four days in a season

Bubble wrapped kids in bubble wrapped rooms
On a plastic-covered couch
Watching violent cartoons
With nothing else to do

Am I free?
Searching for the switch to turn off the machine
Am I free?
Clamouring towards the kiss of anarchy

A cocoon of seclusion
A cosy delusion
It's not what it seems
Is this your golden age?

An easy solution for fighting confusion
I'm drifting down stream
Check the front page

You're paying your taxes
Wielding your axes
Chippin' away at dreams
You're carving your own cage

And when the world recommences
We'll just talk in past tenses
Count the dollars and centses
Picking up your defences
With the mother of vengeance

Am I free?
Searching for the switch to turn off the machine
Am I free?
Clamouring towards the kiss of anarchy

No matter how I try no matter can defy gravity
A black hole of personality
There's triviality in everything we see
Brain before thought before sword before shield
Conformity is everybody like me
Except me

Am I free?
Searching for the switch to turn off the machine
Am I free?
Clamouring towards the kiss of anarchy
Track Name: Diderot
Oh Diderot I didn't know
I let you go and found a new replacement
I was the master of my own
But now I am a servant to the scarlet

Frameless paintings used to line my dirty walls
But now uncomfortable,
I've ripped them down and changed them all

Broken clay to antique gold
I'm spinning straw to leather
What a Grimm tale when my new red robe
Can make all my possessions seem so old

So friends keep your old friends
For I was used to you
And you were used to me
If you have more want than you have money
You'll be captured by curse
Of luxury

A thousand times I measure out my wealth upon my fingers
I am captured
The scarlet robe of red has bled itself into the place
Where I was anchored

Oh please save me from my own insanity
Release me from these thoughts
That keep me prisoner eternally

Take back your gold and leather
But please leave my scarlet robe
For we are one
And I need it
And it needs me
And we are bound together

Striving towards vanity
Possessions for propriety
Lulled into eternity
Forgetting my identity

So friends leave your old friends
For I've no use for you
And you've no use for me
If you have more want than you have money
You'll be captured by the curse
Of luxury
Track Name: Play The Game
You're the head of the order
You're the bricks and the mortar
And you're walking on water
But life's given you short straws
You're getting up on your altar
You've got your own damn disorder

So raise your voice let's hear your plea
Declare a first world calamity
Though it's easy you won't see
That happiness is free

So times seem hard oh what a shame
You've got ten fingers go point some blame
Don't lose your head just play the game

Stop your crying and fretting
There's no disaster impending
And your world's not descending
When you're through with pretending
And they see you're a lemming
Go make your own happy ending

So raise your voice let's hear your plea
Declare a first world calamity
Though it's easy you won't see
That happiness is free

So times seem hard oh what a shame
You've got ten fingers go point some blame
Don't lose your head just play the game

Don't you know that happiness is free?
Track Name: Horoscopes
Lift your face cosmic follower
Break free from the shadows around
Realign with the universe
Don't let your feet touch the ground

Open the star gate before you
Visit the fifth house of love
Rational thought won't disturb you
From the clockwork of heaven above

So why do you cry my sister
A full moon is rising tonight
No need to cry my brother
There's nothing to fear,
Nothing to fear in the night

This month will see new successes
Romance and love you will find
Let go of unwanted pressures
For a lunar eclipse of your mind

Saturn will spin you good fortune
A full moon in Aries shines proud
The universe smiles on your future
So just keep your clouds

So why do you cry my mother
A full moon is rising in Mars
No need to cry my father
The answer is there
In the stars
Track Name: Electric Ceiling
It's closing time now
I'm leaving somehow
A future's out there for me
A paradise stay
A paradise way
Another day alive to be

One by one
Left wondering
A wonderful deceit
To a new home
I'm too alone
And two can no longer be

I am floating
I am flying
I can sense the life I wanted

Happiness behind fences and wires
Sewing a blanket of flesh and fires
What a feeling
Electric ceiling
I could be so happy like a refugee

Alive another day
The spirit cannot stay
Find another way for me
A paradise away
A paradise decay
Another to fight to be

I am falling
I am silent
I can sense a life departed

Happiness behind fences and wires
Sewing a blanket of flesh and fires
What a feeling
Electric ceiling
I could be so happy like a refugee

I am floating
I am flying
I can sense the life I wanted

Happiness behind fences and wires
Sewing a blanket of flesh and fires
What a feeling
Electric ceiling
Track Name: Evolution
He likes a thin waist and a round base to squeeze
She likes a square face to embrace her needs
He likes a loyal lady but still wants to play
She just hopes her man will pay

It always feels the same
Living mother nature's game
Trying to make the right play

If you want perfection
A natural selection
Just hope a new species is on its way
No new world explanations
Look back on generations
And hope that we can change
Together we can change
Together we will

One cell, then two cells, then four cells, then more
Mutations complicating creatures before
From trees to cities, speaking words, standing tall
Searching the earth for something more

It always feels the same
Living mother nature's game
Trying to make the right play

Changing designs in the calculus of time
Maybe just beasts in disguise
Tracing our line
Being slowly refined
Now waking up becoming wise

If you want perfection
A natural selection
Just hope a new species is on its way
No new world explanations
Look back on generations
And hope that we can change
Together we can change
Together we will