Esoterica

by Shanghai

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released July 1, 2009

Starring:

Luis Rojas - Guitar, Theremin, Keys, Percussion, Vocals
Alan Esquivel - Bass, Backing Vocals
Nick Sands - Drums, Percussion, Keys, Vocals
Davin McPherson - Alto Sax, Clarinet, Backing Vocals
Grant Robinson - Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Flute, Vocals
Chris Rojas - Marimba, Keys, Assorted Percussion
Kylee Beencke - Vocals
Gary Robinson - Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, Backing Vocals
Michelle Matts - Trumpet


Additional Musicians:

Liu Ying - Erhu
Lisa Lockett - Piano
Jason Collins - Turntables

Chantel Bann - Live Keys and Vocals


Produced by Luis Rojas and Shanghai

Recorded and Mixed by Greg Stace @ Powerhouse Studios

Mastered by Steve Wilson @ The Reactor

Musical Director: Luis Rojas

All Compositions Written and Arranged by Luis Rojas and Shanghai

Layout by Stephen Burnett; Shanghai Logo by Kylee Beencke


Many hugs and kisses to our family, loved ones, friends and supporters

Special thanks to:

Greg Stace (Snakefinger), Steve Wilson, Doug Henderson, Liu Ying, Jason Collins, Lisa and Tony Lockett, Chantel Bann, Michael Corea, June Sands, Geoff Trio, Dillon Hicks, Stefan Hendry, Brett Tollis, Glen Ferguson, Greg Smith and all the fantastic bands we have shared the stage with over the years!


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Track Name: The Silver Original
Lyrics:


He's so shallow when he talks…he's so shallow when he talks.

Coy and blinded eyes…alone and not a friend.

But he knows what he wants, till the very end.


Climb the glitter glow, gamble on a show, I don't want to die to a liquid lullaby.

Glide on beauty queen, personality, opt for fictional silver original.


His passion will lead him into the mire,

But he'll go there with a smile, when his cup overflows, from his cash overflow.


Climb the glitter glow, gamble on a show, I don't want to die to a liquid lullaby.
Glide on beauty queen, personality, opt for fictional silver original.
Track Name: On Lavender Kiss
Lyrics:

Do, do you feel as I do…higher, higher, can we get much higher?

Tonight…

You, you said it's all in your head…liar, I'm no liar, I've lost all desire…

Tonight…
Track Name: Interzone
Lyrics:

A parasite rhetoric paradise…


Ochre dreams filter through the looking glass.

I had my chance and blew it, too little too late.

Broken spiral trails, happiness fails again.



Spoiled the ride, too high…
Track Name: Worms
Lyrics:


Caught in a hole, here we go…

The thumb, the thumb…do you want some?

Cum on me with your agility.

I like, I like it when you scratch and scream,

Get on your knees begin to please me.

Looking for worms in all the wrong places, your face is ready for my seed.

I'll shit on you if you're keen?


You went and got your finger

CAUGHT IN A HOLE


Alas it is the rainbow kiss…

The thumb, the thumb, do you want some?

Cum on me then tie and tease me.

I like, I like it when you're scratching me,

Get on your knees begin to please me.

Looking for worms in all the wrong places, your face is ready for my seed.

I'll shit on you if you're keen?


You went and got your finger

CAUGHT IN A HOLE
Track Name: Arcana Dei Tango
Lyrics:


Et in arcadia ego (Repeat x 3).
Hoo hah, I tego arcana dei!

Mystics in their shadowland, invoking spirits of the damned.
Davidian blood they want to rule, and then they'll send us back to school.

Le tr'esor du triangle d'or.
Locus iste teribilis este.

Upon that storied marble cast thin eye,
The scene commands a moralising sigh.


In the craft this ship of fools,
Sail across the ocean blue
Apples for them and their crew,
They've failed the test again, hey! (Repeat x 1)


Et in arcadia ego. (Repeat x 3)
Hoo hah, I tego arcana dei!

Rowing through underground stream, where things are not quite what they seem.
Breaking the red serpents sleep, awaken him and he shall eat.

Le tr'esor du triangle d'or.
Locus iste teribilis este.

Life's emblem here in youth and vernal bloom,
But reason's finger pointing at the tomb

Les Bergers d'Arcadie...


In the craft this ship of fools,
Sail across the ocean blue
Apples for them and their crew,
They've failed the test again, hey! (Repeat x 1)


Mundial…
Track Name: The Hitter
Lyrics:


With a neon flicker in my eye…


I need a little bit, another cigarette, mixing up a drink.

Pop and swivel top, shimmy shimmy bop.

Still looking for that one fat big old score…


Incandescent light.


Goddamn those starry eyes freaks…


Teeter on the brink, sliding off a seat, waiting on a shot.

Chop and have a cut, jiggle little butt.

Getting ready for that slideshow, round we go…


Incandescent light.

Ra's all seeing eye.


Downtown tasting rubies…lamplit anenomes.

Lost in a long rhythm of warm cramps and stutters…


I can't feel anymore, nothing seems to hurt me.

Numbness in my brain, don't try and stop me.

Evil helps me through this day,

One and only true friend and companion.

Slowly as it kills me, slowly as it kills me.

I guess this is the end, all over again…


The slow ceremony of tasting rubies,

Lamplit anenomes, sea sprites hair on fair flesh,

Lost in a long rhythm of warm cramps and stutters.

Glee is extended to our fingerprints,

Whirls of wretch, into glare, creamy flare.

Drowning in innocence, tears flood.

So let the lyric meander into speech at last,

On looping tongues, lisps slips.

The trickle of clear spittle on her breast,

Fondling your lips...Bodyhammer! (Whatever...)

The slow ceremony…silverish fluttery, phantom superior.

The echo of half light, fading into brightness...