The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets Lyrics: The Shadow Out of Tim (2007)
Here are all the lyrics from this The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets album.


01 - Theme To An Earthquake
Ha ha ha ha
Ha-shee ha-shee

Ha ha ha ha
Ha-shee ha-shee

Ha ha ha-shee
Ha ha ha-shee

Ha ha ha ha
Ha-shee ha-shee

[repeat 3x; meanwhile, unintelligible chanting]

02 - A Marine Biologist
Doctor, Captain T.O. Vess
R.V. Steadfast bearing west

He’s got a bathyscaphe
(Tim was the man with the bathyscaphe)
He’s a marine biologist
(Tim was the man, there was never any better around)
Slid with the squid underneath the waves

Architeuthis lean and fast
Show us your sublime buccal mass

He’s got a bathyscaphe
(Tim was the man with the bathyscaphe)
He’s a marine biologist
(Tim was the man, there was never any better around)
Slid with the squid underneath the waves

Come along to the Mesopelagic
We can frolic where the corals abound
If the cads with the benthic trawlers haven't passed
By the time we get down

Collect the specimens and illustrate 'em--
Oh, well, as best as you can

Bring 'em up, lay 'em out,
Look 'em up, write 'em down,
And you can publish your findings
In a peer-reviewed journal


He’s got a bathyscaphe
(Tim was the man with the bathyscaphe)
A keen marine biologist
(Tim was the man, there was never any better around)
Slid with the squid underneath the waves

He’s got a bathyscaphe
(Tim was the man with the bathyscaphe)
A mean marine biologist
(Tim was the man, there was never any better around)
Slid with the squid underneath the waves

03 - Blackout
Like a spell, like a stroke, like a kick in the head,
It's like the throes of an epileptic seizure,
Like the crud that you feel after sleeping for days

Like a dream, like a trip, like a drug-induced haze
And I recall only little bits and pieces of
Vague similitudes that my instinct says are not even mine

They're not even mine
They're not even mine
They're not even mine

Like a slope, like a maze, like a bottomless pit
Winding around in a secret combination
Like the strain that you make trying to figure it out

Like a death, like a gap, like a watery grave
And all I hear is impossibly distorted impressions
Of a world that I'm positive is not even mine

It's not even mine
It's not even mine
It's not even mine

I knew a thing or two until the time
Strange outer forces wasted my tiny mind
I could not stop it
Stop it
Not stop it
Stop it

Like an edge, like a void, like a limitless fall;
Entire lives spent in constant isolation
Like a shard from a frozen shattered aeon of time

Like a voice, like a crack, like a whispering shriek
That echoes on like it's carpet-bombing feverish white
Jungles of thought that I'm positive are not even mine

They're not even mine
They're not even mine
They're not even mine

I knew a thing or two until the time
Strange outer forces wasted my tiny mind
I could not stop it
Stop it
Not stop it
Stop it

How long have I been gone,
Tucked down inside this limbo while
My dreams are crushing me?

Enormous gulfs, enormous glyphs, enormous galleries,
Fragmented visions of a nightmare city
Full of cone-shaped beings and me

I knew a thing or two until the time
Strange outer forces wasted my tiny mind
I could not stop it
Stop it
Not stop it
Stop it
Stop it

04 - No Way
After my episode I went to my wife—
The gal to whom I'd pledged the rest of my life
I said, "I’m here for you, now let’s reconcile"
Her new boyfriend walked in and shot me a smile

"No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way
No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way"

The U of Auckland was like my second home
After my head was clear I picked up the phone
I begged to get back in the field that I led
I reached the chancellor and here’s what he said:

He said,
"No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way
No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way"

My daughter studied mental illness firsthand
I thought, if anyone, she would understand
I travelled to the institute where she worked
She'd married, changed her name, and left no forwarding address!

No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way
No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way

No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way
No way, no way, there isn’t any way
No way, no way, no way

Doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

My life is shattered—that doesn’t matter;
Nobody cares that I’m all better now

05 - Strange
It seemed natural—I'd look into it
Piece together that gap of memory
When I tried to track down some evidence,
The lack of it was more than a little
Strange
Strange
Strange
Strange

Burned up papers and wiped out hard drives and
Chipless cell phones and reticent neighbours
Did I plan out so carefully when to claim my faculties?
That's conveniently
Strange
Strange
Strange
Strange

This fax from Commodore Davey
—the Royal New Zealand Navy:
"The files you requested
Are now classified."

Parallels inside, layer on layer
Coincidences, inconsistencies
Somebody trashed my apartment
Spray-painted "STOP ASKING."
I'm being shadowed by tattooed ESL shabaroons

06 - Return To Melanesia
Doo doo doo doo
Ba da da da...

Well, it's taken ten long months to do
But I think I've finally broken through
A bewildering quagmire of clues
Finally got something I can use

These coordinates are looking more
Like the answer I've been praying for

Oh yeah, alright
Call up our good old crewmates tonight
Oh yeah, alright
We're warming up the Steadfast tonight

So the crew demanded money down
Say the Doc has moved to Crazytown
But I've got to find out what is true
If it is the last thing that I do, oh...

Oh yeah, alright
Call up our good old crewmates tonight
Oh yeah, alright
Return to Melanesia tonight

Oh yeah, alright
Call up our good old crewmates tonight
Oh yeah, alright
Return to Melanesia

[whistling]

07 - Cultists On Board
Cook was nearly deaf
Was a sterling chef
Though he did enjoy
His drink

He died how he lived
With his whisk and sieve
And his head inside
The sink

Tony was the mate
He was 28
Was the finest friend
I had

Run through with a sword
And tossed overboard
Who is gonna tell
His dad?

It's no big surprise (it's no big surprise)
Everybody dies (everybody dies)
That's small consolation to me now (that's small consolation to me now)
Chin up, buttercup (chin up, buttercup)
When your number's up (when your number's up)
Now my life is flashing (now my life is flashing)
Right before my teary, world-weary eyes

Steven, Kat, the rest
Trapped inside the mess
Won't go down without
A fight

Burning through the lock
You're in for a shock
When the petrol drums
Ignite

It's no big surprise (it's no big surprise)
Everybody dies (everybody dies)
Though this isn't quite the way that I thought I would go (the way that I thought I would go)
Seems my number's up (seems my number’s up)
Why should I be different from the rest? (why should I be different from the rest)
The deal's the same for everybody, everybody dies (everybody dies)

08 - A 'Need To Know' Basis
Hey, what happened?
Hey, who are you guys?
I'm alive, but where did you come from?
Are you with the Royal Navy?
Are you here to rescue or kill me?

Wait a minute, I remember you!
You’ve been keeping tabs on me all along!
How do I know I can trust you,
Now my friends, my ship, and my life are gone?

I want answers!

"That info is strictly need-to-know;
As of now you just don’t need to know.
That info is strictly need-to-know;
As of now you just don’t need to know."

And the cultists--are there prisoners?
What's the interest in these coordinates?
Whatcha got inside that briefcase?
Are we turning back? Are we headed on?

I need answers!

"That info is strictly need-to-know;
As of now you just don’t need to know.
That info is strictly need-to-know;
As of now you just don’t need to know."


Whoa-oh

"That info is strictly need-to-know;
And, buddy, as of now you just don’t need to know.
That info is strictly need-to-know;
As of now you just don’t need to know."

Oh yeah
Alright
Whoo-oo-oo
Yeah yeah yeah

09 - Operation- Get The Hell Out Of Here
It took the night just to find the place.
A minor quirk in the navigation.
I'm so confused that I don't know if we're coming or going

The tiny rock wasn't on the map
I'm at a loss for an explanation
So confused I don't know if we're coming or going, no

We hit the shore, then we poked around
And then we saw the configuration
A rubble-strewn architrave clearly marked the way

And every cap had the same design--
The hieroglyphs that I saw inside my dreams
Those glyphs, those dreams!

"Now listen up, it's important information!"
But the commodore was having none of it:
"Take your time, take your toll, everything's under control."
"Execute Operation: Get the Hell Out of Here!"

We could see something underneath
We set the charge for the excavation
We got the cranky demolition monkeys coming and going

We blew a crack in the massive trap door,
And that's when I made the correlation, yeah
Oh, it's by design!

"Now listen up, it's important information!"
But the commodore was having none of it:
"Take your time, take your toll, everything's under control."
"Execute Operation: Get the Hell Out of Here!"

"It's gonna be alright, it's gonna be alright" [x7]

It's not gonna be alright, no, no, no!

I got possessed at the perfect time
For it to act on its information
The only thing that could know what was coming and going

It didn't come down to open it
A million lifetimes to check that it stays sealed...
Goddamn--oh, no!

"Now listen up, it's important information!"
But the commodore was having none of it
Take your life, take your soul, everything's out of control!
Execute Operation: Get the Hell Out of Here!
Execute Operation: Get the Hell Out of Here!

10 - Ride The Flying Polyp
It's getting foggy, which adds to the spookiness
It's just the kind of night they would appear
I hear them coming, a windstorm is drumming,
Whipping me into crescendos of fear!

They’re gonna make me ride this flying polyp tide!
Why am I here, anyway?

Piping their powers from black basalt towers
Loom like colossi; I’m under their sway!
Want me to ride it, but I’m undecided--
What if it blows off my skin on the way?

They’re gonna make me ride this flying polyp tide!
Why did I even show up?
They’re gonna make me ride, I don’t feel right inside,
Oh, why in God’s name did I come to this place anyway?

(they're gonna make me ride)
(they're gonna make me ride)
(they're gonna make me ride)
(they're gonna make me ride)
(they're gonna make me ride)

They’re gonna make me ride this flying polyp tide!
Well thank God it’s Friday, 'cause
They’re gonna make me ride this flying polyp tide--
Tomorrow’s my day off, hooray!

11 - Some Things Man Was Not Meant To Know
Don't talk to strangers.
Don't swim alone.
Don't take the dicey shortcut.
Don't turn the stone.
Don't tell a secret.
Don't fall behind.
Don't let the Great Race of Yith
Supplant your mind.

Don't wrack your memory.
Don't blaze the trail.
Don't pine for primeval jungles.
Don't pierce the veil.
Don't look for answers
Years down the road.
Don't copy down the glyphs that
Your visions showed.

Are these dreams a clutch of stifled memories?
Was there something in my mind?

Don't clean the mirror.
Don't be surprised
When your reflection seems like
A pack of lies.
Don't ask the inmates
What it's about.
Don't cry in the library
When you find out.

Are these dreams a clutch of stifled memories?
Was there something in my mind?

There are things they say man was not meant to know...
Is this shadow out of time?

12 - Sleestak And Yeti
Every time that they allocate the energy
Every time that they think the plans are made
Every time that they spend it to regenerate
Every time that they think the eggs are laid

Every time that they set the clock to regulate
Every time that they set the drones a task
Every time that they come across a renegade
It's enshrined in the gut of her tarrasque

Sleestak and yeti await at the ready—
Sleestak and yeti, arise!
Sleestak and yeti await at the ready—
Sleestak and yeti, arise!

In my mind I can see them cut the counterweight
In my mind it's a signal to deploy
In my mind I can see the spores disseminate
We stand by for the line to call "destroy"

Sleestak and yeti await at the ready—
Sleestak and yeti, arise!
Sleestak and yeti await at the ready—
Sleestak and yeti, arise!

Na na na na, na na na na na...

Sleestak and yeti await at the ready—
Sleestak and yeti, arise!
Sleestak and yeti await at the ready—
Sleestak and yeti, arise!

13 - Downtown (In The Cenozoic)
Downtown
Downtown
That is where I want to be
Downtown
Downtown
Creodonts roam wild and free

This time it's prehistoric
This time everybody, everyone in the house
This time we're gonna shout it out

Downtown
Downtown
That is where we start the show
Downtown
Down, downtown
Sixty million years ago

This time it's prehistoric
This time everybody, everyone in the house
This time we're gonna shout it out

This time it's Cenozoic
Smack dab in the rough-and-tumble Paleocene!
Let's go downtown

Downtown
Downtown
Ammonites were all the rage
Downtown
Down, downtown
In the Selandian age, whoa!

This time it's prehistoric
This time everybody, everyone in the house
This time we're gonna shout it out

This time it's Cenozoic
Smack dab in the rough-and-tumble Paleocene!
Let's go downtown

14 - Nyarlathotep
Sebehy er rut ta desheret
Iw iyin s n kekw
Em seshet’w djuu senefu

Rekh-en-ef pa nisut kem
B’k n netjeri shesepu nen horef
Redi-en-ef medjat en mut

Nyarlathotep
Sefetju tehemy buyetyen
Nyarlathotep

Heruyu her nu ‘reku
I’tyu her muetem kh’sut nebut
Neb senedju h.enemnemy er kheru

Wepwety en buyetyen
Seb waten shut her niku
Neru m per khenety n idenu

Translation:
Crying out from the Red Land
Came a man of darkness
With evil bloody secrets

He knew the Black Pharaoh
Servant to the Faceless Sphinx God
He gave me the book of the dead

Nyarlathotep
Slaughterer bringing nigh those who are detested
Nyarlathotep

Tumult and time bent
Mutilation and death in every land
Unleashing fear, creeping downward

Messenger to those who are detested
Prepare a way for the Void and the Evil Ones
Terror in the harem of pestilences

15 - (Unknown Title)
Ha ha ha ha
Ha-shee ha-shee

Ha ha ha ha
Ha-shee ha-shee

Ha ha ha-shee
Ha ha ha-shee

Ha ha ha ha
Ha-shee ha-shee

   

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