Monday, February 22, 2010

Mannequins in steel

Suspects are mannequins in steel
Spit on hands and seal the deal
Beaming red lights, screaming squeals
Lies flow out as the skin peals

(Keyboard solo)

Fatal distraction of the white skin
Rocking boat and a skilful grin
Portrayed truth diving right into a sin
“What’s going on?” My head spins

(Guitar solo)
(Drums begin)
(Guitar solo)
(Bass + Guitar dual)
(Drums stop)
(Bass solo)
(Drums begin)
(Bass solo continues)
(Guitar begins)

Mannequins in steel seal the deal
Screaming squeals as the skin peals
White skin with a skilful grin
Diving right into a sin, my head spins

(Guitar solo)
(Guitar distortion EXTRO)

Copyright © Ajey Padival 2009 (Brisbane, Australia; +61434360675;

Image by Chicken Champ

15 responses:

Strawberry Girl said...

"Suspects are mannequins in steel"


Mannequin- Fake
Steel- Cold, hard, unbendable

Bribing the police... lies, hidden beneath the surface are revealed "as the skin peals"

The next part is... well even more bizarre... well brilliant but still bizarre.

You mention where the drums stop, but not where they come in...

Oi' this is so grotesque!

So hard to see how your songs all fit together clearly... hmmm wait, it just clicked, OK... I'm not going to say here what I think this means... ;)

Brilliant Darling! xx

The Write Girl said...

I really like the imagery and metaphors you've created in this piece. I love that it flows like a poem and this piece has great rhythm. The drawing you accompanied with this piece brings us in as well.

island of peace said...

beautiful but painful.

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

I gave it a good 20 passes before something sunk in! I read this almost every day for a good 5 passes. And everyday the picture gets clearer.

Though I am sure I haven't got it completely, I can see that the bigger picture is becoming clear. There is a crime, there are protectors, there is a spectator - and there is a gross miscarriage of justice. I hope I am somewhat right!

Please read my latest post (The book that made the man) whenever you have some time to spare.

Great piece here, Ajey. Cheers!

Walker said...

Mannequins of steal would hold everything inside and nothing could be brought in.
Always cold and unfeeling.

mysterious gal said...

wow this was brilliant! i was having a similar thoughts about composing a poem and here comes your song and it just hits that part of me !
Excellent! keep it up!

Nikki... said...

I don't know if I am right.. But I feel like a crime has been committed and justice has been faked.

Brosreview said...

@SG - Honey, you have got this spot on! And, I love the way you've joined the dots. Muwah! Muwah!

Brosreview said...

@The Write Girl - Thanks, so much!

Brosreview said...

@island of peace - Yes! Thanks.

Brosreview said...

@Vittaldas - yes, this entire album is very complicated. I appreciate your attempt to understand it. Thanks!

Brosreview said...

@Walker - You are right! Thanks!

Brosreview said...

@mysterious gal - Thanks!

Brosreview said...

@Nikki - Good take! Thanks for reading.

Chhaya said...

A very very dark one. ripping open the underbelly of our so called cultured society. exposing the rot. exposing the sins...

one of ur best Ajey :)