Paranoiac Personality – Alice Cooper – Verses Inked- Lyrics & Review

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June 2017, We have Alice Cooper on the loop at Verses Inked.

June 9th saw the unveiling of the first single, Paranormal Personality, from the artist’s upcoming album – Paranormal. The album is due to be released July 28th on earMusic, to be made available as digital download, 2CD digital pack, limited 2CD box set and limited 7” white vinyl together with a bonus CD. All available for preorder with immediate effect

The new song was released on the on the same day on ‘Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC2 and ‘Late Nights with Alice Cooper, which is the artist’s own radio show. The album would be the first by the artist since his 2011 release, Welcome 2 My Nightmare – a sequel to the his first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare, released 1975.

Paranormal is produced by Bob Ezrin who is recognized for his collaborations with Alice Cooper, KISS Pink Floyd, Lou Reed and Deep Purple,among other heavyweights of the rocknroll industry. Ezrin has been associated with Alice Cooper since the days of ‘the Band’ , and played an instrumental part in shaping the sound of his solo carrier.

The new album features celebrity collaborators who include – Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top Guitarist; Larry Mullen, U2 drummer and Roger Glover, Deep Purple bassist. A surprise reunion of the original Alice Cooper band at a recording studio in Dallas in 2015 forms the content of the bonus CD.

Paranoiac Personality:

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The song in many ways is a return to the roots for the legend of Alice Cooper. In the early 70’s Vincent Damon Furnier adopted the stage name of Alice Cooper, which previously was the name of the band for which Furnier was the vocalist since 68. The change of name as Furnier himself admits was that one momentous decision which sky-rocketed his carrier.

Alice however, came not without his demons. The alcohol fueled stage theatrics which defined the blurred fringes of shock-rock and help establish the legacy of the man, also took its toll on him. Rehabilitation, sick beds and countless hospital visits later, come July 28th, Alice Cooper would be releasing his twenty-seventh studio album.

Alice Cooper was meant to be a character for the stage, but his influence wrecked the man almost to nihility. He still picked himself up, reclaimed his audience, and today stands before them – a personification of power. Now clean and conscious, yet still an embodiment of the demons, still a celebration for the world to partake from.

The song, Paranoiac Personality, presents itself as a homage composed by Furner, dedicated to the legacy of Alice Cooper. The culmination of the paranoia of the ages are gently laid down as lyrics of the song, which comes from a mind that is all too used to, to the disease. The verses speak of the dark sub-conscious, the feeling of strangulation, conspiracy and slander, while the choruses carried forward by the steady yet subtle bass-line, proceeded by the typical slowhand, high on drive, shock rock guitars and accomplished effortlessly by Alice Cooper’s immortal voice, sing of the stuff that fuel the paranoiac personality.

The promotional video, stays true to its shock rock theme, with Alice making an appearance with identical,mutually revolting conjoined heads.

Online Stream – Paranoiac Personality

Desk:  Pop Art and Roy Lichtenstein

Lyrics:

Everybody’s got something hiding in the back of their mind

Everybody’s got something up their sleeve

yeah

Everybody’s got tangled wires tied as they unwind

And all of them trying to strangle me

Yeah

I’m smelling a conspiracy,

Telling lies about me constantly

They follow me, I see them there, don’t they know that feeds my paranoiac personality

Everybody’s got vicious rumors dripping of their tongue

Everybody cant wait to see me run yeah

Everybody’s got loaded stories and I know for a fact

Everybody sees a bull’s eye on my back

I’m smelling a conspiracy,

Telling lies about me constantly

They stalking me, I see you there, don’t you know, that feeds my paranoiac personality

Im smelling a conspiracy,

Telling lies about me constantly

They point at me, they stop and stare, don’t they know they feed my paranoiac personality

My personoic paranality

Paranoiac personality

 

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‘Daffodils ‘ – Poetry – Verses Inked©

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Poetry

Daffodils

daffodils them pretty things
prettier still how tequila stings
daffodils then, them go rude
you sweat it out like an ice cube
daffodils trampled underfoot
circumscribed with salt and soot
still daffodils burn bedecked
now not grenadine, its triple sec
now daffodil you killing time
quit plating up your spot of lime
you daffodil left to decay
shaken, stirred, as you may
if daffodil still be your name
then i chose to stay what i became

 

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‘ Pyramid Scheme ‘ – Poetry Verses Inked

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Poetry

Pyramid Scheme

I’m wearing bows and arrows cos

you let me, you left me here with this

inheritance of junk and ready to

recycle yogurt containers i filled with

cement to receive compliments, it’s the

garbage they love most but don’t want

to pay for unless it’s vitrine’d

Somehow Houdini chose different problems

and I admire him for distracting

me and everyone else from

thinking about death in the too tired

way that fuels cosmetic industries

pays thousands for turning

grapes into grapefruits on his dime

i’m seeing less more but that’s down

hill i’m not confusing the triangle

with the pyramid, one is flat and the

other has people inside holding up

the base on their shoulders like  servants

multiplying agents like matrix men

grey to astound me grey to neutralize

to neuterize me, I’m paying

her to clean above

the poverty line

A Poem by Suzanne Goldenberg ( New York )

Desk: Declaring– A discourse on a poem by Fedrico Garcia Lorca

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Artwork: Fake Society ; Artist: Nikola Jankovic ( Novi Sad, Serbia ); Medium: Pastel on Canvas