VALHALLA

by This Mad Desire

supported by
/
  • Immediate download of 20-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

     name your price

     

1.
05:24
2.
3.
4.
04:53
5.
6.
02:46
7.
03:29
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
02:58
13.
03:22
14.
15.
16.
05:14
17.
18.
19.
02:57
20.

about

Included here are 20 demos made relatively recently. They are all AMAZING. I hope they bring tears of joy to your faces.

For the covers, Bob Wiseman indicates I don't need his permission and although I've asked Leonard Cohen, he hasn't said I can't use his lyrics. When I wrote "Perfect Ring" in Thunder Bay a long time ago, I thought someone wrote the words because that's what they told me when I was turning it into a song. Ah well...

The 4 covers you can't see/hear but get as a BONUS upon download include Carly Simon's "You're So Vain", Black Sabbath's "Iron Man", Bjork's "Army of Me", and the Velvet Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes" which is a duet with Olenka.

In general, these are home-made songs and you can practically hear the scotch tape on them.

Questions? Love Letters? Secrets? Spells? E-mail love@thismaddesire.com

credits

released 29 June 2012
Everything you hear is performed etc. by Mackenzie Kristjon. "Country Roads" and "Perfect Ring" feature Jim Perry on drums, Gerald Taylor on bass, and Sarah Honeyford on cello. "Pale Blue Eyes" features Jim Perry and Olenka Krakus.

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: VALHALLA
pyramids raptures the fountain of youth.
you know i could never lie.
god and zeus and the devil and the truth.
i’m gonna see odin’s eye.
valhalla i am coming....

ring the alarm. turn on the charm.
it’s time for the rock and roll show.
i was born for this and there’s blood on your lips.
the whole earth is gonna know.
valhalla I am coming.

you will see us coming.
you will feel your blood running.
you will call me master.
you will see your love captured.

take it from me and the roads behind me..
freedom is no dying wish.
come with me i can guarantee
you’ll feel it between your hips.
sersi i’m here to join you.

prima donna i know you wanna.
you know why i came.
time to let loose, there’s nothing to choose.
angels scream my name.
sersi i'm here to join you.
Track Name: So What Oh Well
it’s a lifetime sipping trouble. it’s a waiting for a call. it’s a passion for the freedom to do anything at all. i don’t know what the best thing is for you and i. all i know is together means forever til we die.

so what oh well. . there are things you can never tell. but i just wanna know why you said we’d always be together.

i’ll never take you back because i know your true colours. green is for jealousy and red is for your sea of lovers.

deep in my heart. i have felt so afraid.

it’s cocaine in the limo. it’s new york or anywhere at all. your eyes asked for a lifetime. i told you that i might call. oh yeah.
Track Name: Candy Doctor
candy doctor,
is it all true?
candy doctor,
what can we do?
and to think that i loved you.
i have waited.
i have waited so long..
so long for this.
and you,
you will betray me
but i,
i will come again.
i will come again.

candy doctor,
with the sweetest lips.
poison heart.
sugar lips.
and i hurt you like this.
i have waited.
i have waited so long..
so long for this.
and you,
you will betray me
but i,
i will come again.
i will come again.
Track Name: Country Roads
i'm tired of talking baby.
i'm tired of walking over
all these deadend country roads.
let's take it to the freeway baby.
i've got something to say now baby.
there is a fortune to be told.

when i say i need your love,
don’t you know i need it now.

i tried to tell you, baby,
but words don't compel you, baby
and you know i've known this all along.
life is such a crazy thing
so kiss me, i'm your diamond ring
and i'll love you 'til i'm gone.

hit me on the chin now baby.
give me some gin now baby
and we'll drink then to our health.
i'll ask a simple crazy thing.
kiss me i'm your diamond ring
and i will love no one else.

Good lord, Oh Heaven, I'm home!
Track Name: Medusa
this monster in me makes me rich.
taste the jealousy that makes you writhe and twitch.
my nails become claws.
my threats become laws.
my hair becomes snakes.
my name is medusa and I’m here for the take.

my electric hair knows what the tourist’s for.
he’s searching for what he’s never felt before.
keep me in reflection;
remember my perfection.
does your wife know where you are?
my name is lover. take me to your car.

you said that you would never tell
how quickly I became your hell,
but bruises don’t lie
and memories never die.
my hair becomes snakes.
my name is medusa and i’m here for the take.
Track Name: Response of a Lakota Woman to FBI Investigation circa 1973 pine ridge
Sandy won't be home not tonight or when you come back again. She's gone for good this time. She headed west where the mountains make you small. Hope she doesn't fall. I know she will climb.

Go ahead endless years you tried to crush us. Go ahead overturn your lower court judges.

Her spirit made out of iron but it finally broke like you used to joke you and all your men you and all your friends now you must be glad happy b/c she's sad you can't wait to see her dead.

Go ahead endless years you tried to crush us.
Go ahead overturn your lower court judges.

Yes our spirits low lower than a worm but our father is a shaman god when will you learn? You call us criminals, you set the trap and wait. You break the laws you make.

Go ahead endless years you tried to crush us
Go ahead overturn your lower court judges

We've still got our memories and in our memories, you can't touch us.
Track Name: Paris of Love
his race against time.
not a moment too soon.
i wasted my life.
not knowing you.

In the Paris of Love where the Heart rages past.
It’s never enough. It all moves too fast!

when we first met.
already in love we were.
how soon we forget.
but i could never know for sure.

in the Paris...

Anna PLEASE. Anna PLEASE. b/c I WANT YOU.
Track Name: Love is a glorious thing
Take me with you anywhere.
Wherever you want i don't care.
I'll grab onto the airplane's wing
because love is a glorious thing.
And I just want to see how it feels to me.
Sometime.

I could feel it rise up from the sea,
this love wash over me,
and it changed me completely.
It changed me gloriously.
Because love is a glorious thing.
And I just want to see how it feels to me.
Sometime.

I'm holding on but it's moving fast.
I won't let my future crash.
I'll grab onto your airplane's wing
because love is a glorious thing.
And I just want to see how it feels.
Track Name: i am nothing compared to what i didn't do
Red wing viper typists with their metaphor machines
i take my gold cards to the magic silver screen.
It's an ever-breathing country filled with fractured families.
The cement's just for the weight dear and the forests grow on trees.

And I am nothing compared to what i didn't do.

It's a dirty down republic with an agency of chance.
You'd think we'd see it coming through the looking-glass.
I measure allegiance as leisurely as rain
and when the storm comes, our cup will fill again.

I am nothing compared to what i didn't do.

(..the blood i swallow is as far away from wine..)

i'm as confused as you are when I shine my light down from the stars.

I am nothing compared to what i didn't do.
Track Name: No Surprise
(either mid-Jan or mid-Dec check notes)

do you want to know precisely how i feel with you tonight? do you know
the conversation that changed everything? they'll come for me by
morning if i know anything about this. do you know the temptation that
tainted everything?

it should come as no surprise.
because it's you.

it's a brand new era. starting now is when i feel alive. i'll answer
all your questions with lovely alibis. there will be no secrets. there
will be no sound. do you know the temptation that turned me all
around?

it should come as no surprise. because it's you.

do you want to know precisely how i feel with you tonight? it's a
lifetime that i feel all in one moment. stay with me until morning and
you will know just what i mean. don't you feel the temptation to let
yourself change everything?

it should come as no surprise because it's true.
Track Name: Perfect Ring
one night I burned the house I loved
it lit a perfect ring
in which I saw some weeds and stone
beyond, not anything

certain creatures of the air
frightened by the night
they came to see their world again
and perished in the light

now I sail from sky to sky
and all the blackness sings
against the boat that I have made
of mutilated wings.
Track Name: Paper Trails (I will follow)
–spring 1998

I will follow the paper trails.
I will get to the bottom of this!
the police are searching everywhere..
they build up academic walls..

I will follow the vapor trails.
I will fly through unfriendly skies.
through foreign, unromantic lands..
slowly I will be descending

my paranoia gave you the tools to undo me

lift yourself up above the ground.
you can’t rely on anyone else.
it’s the absence that I crave
slowly I will be ascending

my paranoia gave you the tools to undo me
Track Name: I WANT A LOVER
Red lips, fingertips, satisfaction.
Beauty/Trash queen, wet dream, I want action.
False starts, break hearts, a chain reaction.
Break the spell cuz I can tell it's a coming attraction. 
Switchblade, hand grenade, I explode on sight.
Love is war, I want more, please me tonight.
Red dress, undress, indiscretion.
Such a tease, you're on your knees for late night confessions.

I'll be gone in the morning so I won't pretend.
I want a lover. I don't need a friend.
I want you tonight. I want you tonight.
The perfect love the perfect crime I promise you a good time.  

Close your eyes, no surprise, I don't know your name.
You won't care if love is fair, but love's not why you came.
Get ready, hold it steady, I'm coming for you.
French protection, love injection, you know what to do.
Track Name: i get it 2
Look at me with tunnel vision.
Look at me like there's no way out.
Channel anger like television.
Stop saying it's all my fault!

I heard the TV Screaming.
I saw the sounds you made.
I watched your bones all breaking.
I feel the silence fade.

Feel the fear and shine on through.
Sweetheart it's nothing to do with you.
Fake your dream until it comes true
or until your past comes to bury you.
Before we start to fall apart
with martyr's songs and victim art.
Here's a fire that's sure to start.
It's a dagger right through your heart!

You think that I don't love you
but how can I resist?
Don't think that I don't trust you
just because truth don't exist.

Such a sweet lovely mistake.
Track Name: Victim Appreciation Night
good evening -make yourselves at home
thanks for coming -you won’t go home alone
most of you are here because sleep gives you no rest
the nightmares indicate that you are all quite depressed
it’s anger right by wrong
it’s sadness live by long
it’s sickness cure by dream
it’s love mind by machine
it’s victim appreciation night at the Maudlin Hotel
the grass is always greener on the other side of hell

our mouths are stuffed with truth and our hearts with old age
we all gag on our thoughts and our blood it spurts with rage
we’re so frustrated with divine technology
so we gave up on god in our victim eschatology
it’s a paris made of light
in a crowd let loose with fright,
a french spoken with might
translates into death to-night
it’s victim appreciation night at the Maudlin Hotel
the grass is always greener on the other side of hell

we need money or love will fail
we need art or we will die
we need love or art will fail
we need money or we will die

you see, we’re guilty if you don’t drown and innocent if you do
hello i have a story tonight i communed with the dead
i went underground and their words wormed in my head


(kids in rubber boots playing tricks on the moon
and the gods died endlessly while we made love presently)
Track Name: Oh Yeah Baby!
It’s a popular fiction that love will conquer all.
It’s a blind contradiction so catch me when i fall.
I closed my eyes before the night twisted my mind
and the rich found themselves poor and love found itself blind...

OH YEAH BABY! All these deliberate raindrops falling down!
Now baby how many times are you gonna let them bring you down?

Just another betrayal. A temptress you might call.
We can’t ever fail. Catch me when I fall.
I'm sick of trying/tiring for nothing that pleases me.
Honestly darling you can't think it's been easy..

OH YEAH BABY. All these deliberate raindrops falling down!
Now baby how many times are you gonna let them bring you down?