Penetrating Octavia

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In flashback form, Zero tells the story of Octavia, the Insect Queen. Rick plays the intensely expressive keyboard “oooohs.” Andy played and programmed the other synthesizers, beats, and loops. “Penetrating Octavia” is a meditation on memory, and lack thereof.

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Lyrics:

She is my companion
She is my best friend
Octavia is my better half
With me till the end

Found her wandering on the docks
No shoes on her knee-high socks
Enchanted by her perfect diction
Love at first sight – fact, not fiction

Something like a forgotten dream
Where nothing’s really as it seems
Eternity, we might just find
Is beaming on my spotless mind

She is my reminder / she is my dark night
Someday I may find her / mysterious and white
Laying on a bed of nails / or walking on some broken glass
She is my Octavia / with no memory of her past

Last night in the Met
She went into a trance
In the tribal statues wing
Murmuring some chants

Distant memory calls to her
Darts of pain penetrate
Dancing at the edge of reason
Purring, peeling back her lesion

She is my reminder / she is my dark night
Someday I may find her / mysterious and white
Laying on a bed of nails / or walking on some glass
She is my Octavia / no memory of her past

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Lyrics ©2011 Andrew Lawrence Jackson

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from Zero: Exile II, released October 11, 2011
Andy: Vocals, synthesizers, beats and loops
Rick: Keyboards

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Zru Vogue San Francisco, California

Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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