by The Retinal Circus Craigus Barry



This is a collection of live recordings at various points.. Well all the live recordings I can be bothered to put up at the moment.. I've also included two old 8 track demos from the early days of the band Recovery which became Meteor Street..


released January 1, 2010

Me, myself, I.. Oh and Johnj and Ed make a special guest appearance at some point or some other..
ALL lyrics and music C Barry 03-09



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The Retinal Circus Birmingham, UK

Bored with all of these run o' the mill la-de-bloomin-da songs about girls and relationships?
Then you've come to the right place!.. Here we only deal with shapes, platonic relationships with time keeping devices, spaniards with fantastic taches', seahorses suspended in the vacuum of space, nebulae, Gregorian calendars and an analysis of the human race with the conclusion we are all APES.. ETC ... more

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Track Name: Common And Obscure {Live @ The Old Rec March 09}

\Verse 1/
In some circles sit the squares
In their myriad of pyramid schemes and affairs
At least a diamond has some valid points
The oval is a confused circle after a joint
Stars are prone to implode
A crescent can sometimes be a road

\Chorus #1/
But dodecahedron is so over looked
Just like the trapezium I saw once in my physics book
Can’t recall the exact number of sides
As geometry has never filled me with much pride

\Verse 2/
There is some power in the pentagon
And some occult connections with the octagon
It takes three for a love triangle
Hexagons make quite funky floor tiles
A cylinder can be an engine part
What pumps our blood looks nothing like a heart

\Chorus #2/
But dodecahedron is so over looked
Just like that trapezium I saw once in my physics book
An ellipse has no relation to an eclipse
And sugar cubes can benefit some Dudes Of Neptune..
Track Name: Starrylion {Live @ The Old Rec March 09}
We can build a willow yurt open roof under the stars
Safely keep those metaphors of ours
Guarded by the wyvern of curious creativity

Wont you catch my distant starrylion

Life ebbs and flows molecular levels reveal folds
Searching for an honest retort from within
Foundations branch outwards feeding off synchronicity

Wont you catch this distinct starrylion?
Wont you catch my distant starrylion?
Track Name: Quiver {Live @ The Old Rec March 09}
I’m unsure that this pain in our lives can reassure this new soul
From distant shores
Catch this orb let it flicker let it crackle in your palm
I see them scurry forth the bipeds of the hour
Surface area bacteria bacterium
And so we can carry on and endeavour to uncover
One more area one more area left to explore
I’m unsure..
That this memorys I hide can so often reassure
And sure for the smooth to thrive then the rough must be endured
I’m unsure
Like two birds instinctively flirting on due course
Then in free fall
Catch this thermal of intrigue it takes your hand and we soar
From seas they scrurry forth those bi-peds of the hour
Surface area bacteria bacterium
And so we carry on with a quiver for agar
One more area one more area left to explore
I’m unsure..
{End bit}
Nothing but a bunch of greasy
Pentadactyls Pentadactyls
Nothing but a bunch of greasy
Lying a scheming a thieving and dreaming
Their apes apes apes apes
Rolling up balls and then throwing their faeces
Track Name: Dali {Live on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester}
LYRICS:for everyone who ever thinks it starts "Darling dee dit doo doo doo doo" twats..
soft dripping genius
Of memory in clocks
The back drop
cadaques' landscape
with playful mannerisms that suggest a stronger plot

exploring spiralling delusions of the paranoiac fetish
the surrealists are bigoted and have no wish to let him
on a mission to shock
all of his peers
and revel in reaction in these formulated settings
will you ever wake up
from this sleep again
will you awaken from your dreams?
with our heads full of clouds
and adrift upon a sea
of forgotten metaphors

and though time is short on this spinning mortal coil
We traverse scenes in search of old turmoil
will you ever wake up??
Will You awaken??

"they'll eat you alive little one.."
endeavoured to his vision the brave proud Catalan
the leviathan is rising out of the murky depths of time
spindly legged mammals feather equilibrium

Contorted apparitions of society in ruins
Fragmented splinters of creativity

Dali doo dah dada dit doo dew dew doo
Doo dah dada dit doo dew dew doo
ah ah ah oooh
Track Name: Sagittarius {2003 demo}
Lyrics : coming soon
Track Name: Postcards - 2004 {Really cheesy!!}
Lyrics: Coming soon.. maybe