Get Religion

by Beautiful Pea Green Boat

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Beautiful Pea Green Boat's second album, featuring new versions of three tracks, alongside four new recordings.

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released April 25, 1988

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Beautiful Pea Green Boat London, UK

Back in the 1980s, Beautiful Pea Green Boat - Ian Williams and Heather Wright - released two albums and several singles on their own Slaughterback label, which became known for their ethereal female vocals and mixture of electro, indie and melodic, neo-classical torch songs. They played a mere half-dozen concerts, but gained quite a reputation in Europe and on the American college radio circuit. ... more

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Track Name: The Powerhouse
[My mind lives for the day when spent energy will reign supreme
And all this time will grow and fuse the flame of fortune

Great mines of light will shower us with stars
And always burning bright inside will be the source]

I eat and sleep the powerhouse

Devouring life and soul, it lives on breath and bone
All inside it slowly gathers fuel
Just waiting for the moment when
Recognition of its force and passion will come amongst us

My heart, the powerhouse

Biding time and growing greener now
Surviving on what wise words it can suffer
Suddenly it will search towards the open sea
Dismiss us as some tiny outlet
We are all strength inside
And disbelievers will be drowned in sounds of waves beating on an empty shore

My mind, the powerhouse
Track Name: Hammers Of Islam
The fountain of life ran out long ago.
Hidden away.
The walls still smart from a whiplash lash,
And hammer blows.

Carmine temples, shadowed and under
superstition
Sheltered in minaret, sheltered in white walls,
Out of the sun.

Several grenadiers, with stones to throw,
Kneel for prayer.
Judgements and parchments bow to obedience,
To a train of thought.

Carmine temples, shadowed and under
superstition
Sheltered in minaret, sheltered in white walls,
Out of the sun.

Several citizens with books to burn
Kneel for prayer.
Judgements and parchments bow to obedience,
Out of the sun.

Carmine temples, shadowed and under
superstition
Sheltered in minaret, sheltered in white walls,
Out of the sun.
Track Name: The Screw
We climb the spiral staircase
And we turn the screw
No dangerous side-effects
There is no danger involved
A smile would be a small victory
And we turn the screw
I could be a master of torture
If I knew what was going on
“What is going on here?”
And we turn the screw
A shaft of light on your hair
Pours down the well, the deep dark well
Your face has gone white, your hair has turned grey
Your face is spinning away
And we turn the screw

And we turn the screw
Track Name: The Vase
Visions of silence flit back and enlighten her
Harass the lines of change
Some old-world feeling dreams back and delighting her
Finds all it needs, latch on to emptiness
Now won't she smother the flames

Alight and alive the fantasy caught
Brimming with fight in this empty shell.
Purposeful and immense it wound round and she thought
To recoil; sorrow breaking her hell.

Visions of water swim on and wave back to her
Drenching the times that remain
Timeless itself leaning back now just frightens her
Intent and set, life itself cowers from the veil
Watching the darkness in strain

Alight and alive the fantasy caught
Brimming with fight in this empty shell.
Purposeful and immense it wound round and she thought
To recoil; sorrow breaking her hell.
Track Name: Among The Ruins
Among the ruins where we first made love
My death waits in a double bed
Don't want you back anymore
Everything I've ever known falls
(Don't want you back)
You laughed, you didn't understand
(Don't want you back)

My love is on another seashore
In another's mind
And I, threaded on your blood red string
The pull of love

You've shattered wiser men than me
Never, never again
One more cartoon replayed
Everything I've ever known falls
(Don't want you back)
You laughed, you didn't understand
(Don't want you back)

My love is on another seashore
In another's mind
And I, threaded on your blood red string
The pull of love

And the last thing I need
(Don't want you back)
And the last thing I need
(Don't want you back)
(Don't want you back)
Is your sympathy