His Plan Unfurls

from by Toby Vok

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  • Quite recently, or perhaps sometime soon (I can never recall exactly the correct directional flow of time, in the same way as just telling me to GO EAST leaves me confused as to whether I should turn left or right or some other direction betwext), I was/will be contracted by the government/a private contractor to investigate/instigate an anomaly upon the moon. This album tells/will tell the tale/told of this extraordinary event/apocalyptic horror, both in the dimension of musical sounds and, in an unauthorised account by an understanding bystander, the written word (with 11 original illustrations and a postcard).

    Yours in shock,

    Toby

    PS: The accompanying pamphlet also contains highly accurate lyrical transcriptions; a chronicle of further adventures (never musically acknowledged); extracts from my fortnightly job search diary; 2 recipes; 3 interviews; 4 spelling mistakes; and several mysterious holes.

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lyrics

"come with me", he said, "to surface level"
"I'll flick a switch and clear away this smoke"
I followed him back the way I had come
and he performed the actions he spoke
as the clouds billowed backwards I shook my head
in disbelief at what I saw
a web of wires and connected machines
stretched out from the moon's hollow core

"I'm bringing him back to life", he said
"I'm waking the cosmic beast"
the implications of what he said
were grave, to say the least
I knew the history, of course
I'd studied the moon's cave art
I knew that once, this dormant orb
had been God's colossal heart.

"with these machines", he said to me
"I'll electrify the planet"
"send power surging through his veins"
"re-awake the giant"
"he'll re-align the stars", he said
his voice loud and insistent
"he'll kill every man and beast"
"and I will be his assistant"

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from The Smoking Moon, released February 8, 2016

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