All Day Permanent Red
All Day Permanent Red

"They keep pulling strings but they're losing the thread." A little ditty about our age of permanent crisis (with a title cribbed from Christopher Logue). Words and music ©2018 by Chris Floyd All Day Permanent Red You wake up in the morning and wish you were dead Alarm bells ringing deep inside y...

Counsel Against Despair
Counsel Against Despair

Many things are possible Not everything. Not paradise or perfection. But many things. Better things. Clearer, deeper ways of seeing. Richer, deeper ways of being. Many things are possible. Despair is a disease spread by the powerful, like smallpox laced in a blanket, to keep us weak, distracted, an...

Keeper Hear My Story
Keeper Hear My Story

"Ah keeper, keeper, I have done those things, That now give evidence against my soul." George, Duke of Clarence The Tragedy of Richard the Third

Killing Hogs
Killing Hogs

Margie Floyd talking of her Depression-era childhood on a sharecropper farm in rural Tennessee.

Remnant
Remnant

Remnant I was dreaming of her offering of the perfume on her wrist the sweetness and the nearness of her skin just like a kiss The pang as it’s withdrawn and disappears into the mist the yearning and the burning to be more, much more than this The love that outlasts love’s withering away The l...

Anything We Said
Anything We Said

Rough cut of a new song in an old style. Film footage: "Nie Wieder Rimini (Filmklasse Selbständig)" by Lutz Mommartz. Creative Commons license.

Blood-Red Dust
Blood-Red Dust

"In the Age of Terror/in the Age of Steel/they won't let you keep/a scrap of what's real...." Church bells are ringing But they’re miles away You can hear the pan pipes When the wind turns this way We better keep to the shade Until the sun goes down And the moon unfolds Her shining gown The vill...

Only Now
Only Now

From the album "Wheel of Heaven" by Chris Floyd and Nick Kulukundis

Indifferent Witness
Indifferent Witness

Some degrees of illusion possess a sense of self, a cultic sentience.

Meditation 1
Meditation 1

An improvisation by Chris Floyd.

Accomplished Peace
Accomplished Peace

"The first soul was a woman in the unformed seas..." Chris Floyd & The Turner Young Ensemble ©2017 by Chris Floyd Pouring out in portions of accomplished peace glorious images of her face Her son sang the fragments of the broken songs From the depths of the Lascaux caves The first soul, the fi...

Reconstruction (Context 958)
Reconstruction (Context 958)

"The 13th-century man, called Context 958 by researchers, was among some 400 burials for which complete skeletal remains were uncovered when one of the largest medieval hospital graveyards in Britain was discovered underneath the Old Divinity School of St John’s College, and excavated between 2010...

Midnight Vow
Midnight Vow

"Gonna change my life tomorrow ... I swear that's what I'll do." A few thoughts on a long night drive.

Our Private Madness
Our Private Madness

Chris Floyd & the Turner Young Ensemble. Waves of torment, colors fading; if god to pray to, soul to heal, go down to the church and kneel. Our Private Madness We all have our private madness I'm no exception to the rule I know those waves of inner torment So all-consuming and so cruel I have see...

Will You Be Free
Will You Be Free

From the album "Wheel of Heaven" by Chris Floyd & Nick Kulukundis. Will You Be Free? When the guns No longer sound When the dead Are in the ground When the foe Hangs from the tree Will you be free? Will you be free? When blood and iron Rule the day When ash and bone Mix with the cla...

Sons of the South: Chris Floyd & The Revenants
Sons of the South: Chris Floyd & The Revenants

Divide and conquer, demonize and distract: how the bosses thwarted emancipation and set whites against blacks, keeping both poor while pocketing the loot. It's where we came from, and how we got where we are now -- neck-deep in the mire. It must've been a morning Like this one here Hot sun a-dawnin...

Into a Rageful Darkness (edit)
Into a Rageful Darkness (edit)

The age of hyper-anxiety

The Additional Thing
The Additional Thing

It takes 14 seconds for the soul to burn. The process begins with a synaptic firing, igniting a network of celestial complexity, meshing, near instantaneously, with hormonal flows and multiple streams of sensory data from the interface of the nervous system with the world beyond. The world within,...

Just One Plank
Just One Plank

A song for Campaign 2016 -- and every other campaign.

13 Ways of Looking at the Deep State
13 Ways of Looking at the Deep State

Deep State is a Terror State, Torture State, Tyrant State — and it’s OK with that. Deep State was formed to bodyguard elites, keeping their dominance ever-refreshed. Deep State doesn’t care what you advocate, just as long as you toe the unsaid line. Deep State is cold, lacks true affect; ha...

Wish the Devil
Wish the Devil

Wish the Devil I get up in the morning my eyes are scalded red I get up in the morning my eyes are scalded red All night long there's been a battle in my head Like invading armies tormenting thoughts do rage Like invading armies tormenting thoughts do rage At their head a Captain The Prince of t...

Pray You Down
Pray You Down

Pray You Down. By Chris Floyd & Nick Kulukundis. Music produced and realised by NK. Lyrics and vocals by CF.

Here and Gone
Here and Gone

In memoriam Edsel Floyd.