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Here we have listed various tracks, demos, instrumentals, etc, that the band has recorded, or just played live. Most of these are available online in some way or another, peer-to-peer programs, our message board, just look around. If you happen to have any information about other tracks, by dredg, not guest appearances or any additonal information about these songs, do not hesitate to tell us on the message board.

Birds
Del Torro
Fucking Smile
Halong Bay
 
Interview
Miles
On Again / Off Again
Papal Insignia
 
Redrawing the Island Map
Running Through Propellers
Stationary Transient
Stone By Stone
The Ornament (With Lyrics)
 
Three Legged Horse
Uplifting News
Walter's Soundtrack
Wind At The End
Yard Clippings
 


On Again / Off Again

This track, as far as we the fans know, is an outtake from the "Catch Without Arms" sessions...and it's title does fit in with the theme of those sessions....opposites, positives/negatives....

Lyrics
I knew it wouldn't help me
But I went and did it anyways
I knew it couldn't save me
But I needed the comfort it gave me

On again off again
It seems like a waste of time
I fell again but again
It's led to a tough struggle of mine
Its a battle now

On again off again
These are the wounds I wear
On again off again
These are the scars I bear

I knew it would pick at me
But you can't empty what's gone away
Talking with the angels in our minds
Use the rest that wouldn't shine

On again off again
It seems like a waste of time
I fell again but again
It's led to a tough struggle of mine
Its a battle now

On again off again
These are the wounds I wear
On again off again
These are the scars I bear

Polish these rusted angels
I've waited for some time now
Feels like I'm stuck this way
Waiting for some time now

The soul has turned to greed
The journey to wind out pure
I cannot escape this
Throw me the rescue rope cure
It's all better now

On again off again
These are the wounds I wear
On again off again
These are the scars I bear


Stationary Transient

This track, another outtake from the "Catch Without Arms" sessions, and was first brought forth by fans in live form and was known as 4-5 or 5-4. It's, according to Gavin at the live show, about "Honesty....or Denial"....two opposites again....fitting...Also...

Stationary: Not capable of change, fixed.
Transient: 1: of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind 2: enduring a very short time; 3. one who stays for only a short time

Lyrics
I have felt like a quitter
Lately I have purposely been bitter
With loneliness
I have been cursed by procrastination
Lately I haven't meet my expectations
Destroy this

Fighting for space
Peace is unattainable
Everywhere is the same place
Nothing is sustainable
There's no one left to embrace
Peace is unattainable
Everyone has the same face
Nothing is sustainable

I have been led by addiction
Lately I have been in a state of contradiction
Destroy this
I have acted out of selfish pleasures
From these I have gone to drastic measures
Destroy this

Fighting for space
Peace is unattainable
Everywhere is the same place
Nothing is sustainable
There's no one left to embrace
Peace is unattainable
Everyone has the same face
Nothing is sustainable

Fighting for space
Peace is unattainable
Everywhere is the same place
Nothing is sustainable
There's no one left to embrace
Peace is unattainable
Everyone has the same face
Nothing is sustainable

Fighting for space
Peace is unattainable
Everywhere is the same place
Nothing is sustainable


The Ornament (w/ Lyrics)

This track, as far as we the fans know, has only been played live when including lyrics, and this version surfaced on the 11-2-04 show recording. The music that is heard here is actually part of the music for the outro of the track "Matroshka", which is called (The Ornament). Many fans still call this track "Giving All" as that's what it was called on the dredg website before it was recorded for the album.

Lyrics
I've been aching for someone, I've barely met..
I've been begging for something I'll never get..
OhhOhh, OhhOhh, OhhOhh..
I've been aching for someone, I've barely met..
I've been begging for something I'll never get..
OhhOhh, OhhOhh, OhhOhh, OhhOhh, OhhOhh..


Redrawing The Island Map

An "El Cielo" outtake that was recorded in 2001.

Reed: Definition - Any of various tall perennial grasses, having hollow stems, broad leaves, and large plume-like terminal panicles.

Aura: Definition - A distinctive but intangible quality that seems to surround a person or thing; an atmosphere.

The basic meaning of the song is about the idea and system of sleep, sleep paralysis, and lucid dreams. This particular song could be based on a single man, who suffers from Sleep Paralysis. He even realizes how predictable his paralysis episodes are have become; but realizes that he "can't fight his way outta here", and wants to scream, but can't.

The lyric: "with its muzzle mouth" refers to a part of sleep paralysis that does not allow one to talk or scream out, even though one usually tries.

The lyrics: "funnel out the negative, only the positive gets through", refers to Lucid Dreams. In Lucid Dreams one is able to change a dream, control it. In this instance, and in a lot of instances, change a negative dream into a positive one.

Lyrics
Passing lights, reed flashes [like]
Running by a wooden fence
Only a little light gets through
To grace its body [with its]
Aura, aura
Tracks beneath, rattle out [like]
The roofs above they only obstruct
The clouds and sounds
That would grace its body [with its]
Aura, aura
With its muzzled mouth...
While miming and juggling our souls
Look at its muzzled mouth...
Funnel out, the negative
Only the positive gets through
To grace its body
With its muzzled mouth...
While miming and juggling our souls
Look at its muzzled mouth....
While miming and juggling our souls
Can't fight our way outta here
Can't fight our way outta here
Look at the silly hat they make us wear
Look at those stupid tricks they make us do
How phobic and frantic they make us feel
Look at these stupid tricks they make us do
With its muscles out
Look at its muscles now
While miming and juggling our souls
Look at its muscles now
While miming and juggling our souls
Can't fight our way outta here
Can't fight our way outta here
Can't fight our way outta here [our way outta here]


Running Through Propellers

An "El Cielo" outtake, that was recorded in 2001. This song is about life, and how we all try to portray a certain image, and cover up who we really are, to 'fit' in with society.

The lyric; "we were running running running waiting" is an oxymoron. A person can't be running, and waiting at the same time. This shows a level of confusion....perhaps on what to do. Do we conform, or stay true to ourselves?

Lyrics
You’re invited, cordially invited
To a raging party for us all
Wear top hats and glass masks to cover you
Wear dark slacks with tail flaps urging you
To just free your mind of it all
You’re invited, yea cordially invited
To a raging party
Wear tight pants with cuffs pressed to cover you
Painted eyes show your whites urging you
To just free your mind, relieve your self of it all
You're invited, yea cordially invited
with insurance been molding with monotony...
you deserve it, with insurance,
we were running running running waiting
For it all
Free your mind relieve your self of it all
You're invited cordially invited
You're invited cordially invited


Papal Insignia

An "El Cielo" outtake, that was recorded in 2001. This song directly relates to the concept of El Cielo, even though it never ended up on the album itself. The painting by Dali; Dream Caused By The Flight Of A Bee Around A Pomegranate One Second Before Awakening, that is shown on the concept page of that album has an image of a papal insignia. On Bernini's elephant in the background an obelisk (a tall, four-sided shaft of stone, that rises to a pointed pyramidal top)" also shows the papal insignia.

Papal Insignia: Papal insignia were introduced by Pope Gregory XVI in 1831 to recognize the civil and military virtues of subjects of the Papal States. The award of a Papal knighthood expresses a special bond with the Pope, with the new knight becoming a member of the Pontifical Household.

Bernini: Gianlorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor during the Baroque period. In the late sixteenth century he was responsible for changing the structure and revolutionizing the fountains in Rome. He transformed fountains into masterful sculptural works that would be imitated by hundreds and thousands of other artists for years to come.

The lyric: "breathing slowly" refers to Sleep Paralysis and Lucid Dreams.

The song is also quite clearly referring to the modernization that is mentioned on the concept page...the lyric: "sky-piercing towers, portray its power", is definitely pointing to an advanced society using technology to modernize their lifestyle. While the chorus of the song is pointing to the problems involved with this, and how modernization is killing the world around us.

Lyrics
Churches steeples, and ant-like peoples
Sky-piercing towers, portray its power
Speckles of residence unveil its essence
Leaving me within these walls
Walk these timeless halls
Walk these timeless halls
Within these walls

Hearts colliding, senseless hiding
Generic cowards confine its power
Oceans smiling
[breathing softly]
With hands providing
[breathing slowly]
Nurturing flowers, pollinate the hour
Speckles of residence unveil its essence
Leaving me within these walls
Acquire acceptance confines its essence
Leaving me within these walls

Snap back and subtract, recoil and retract
[feeding the flame]
Snap back and subtract, recoil and retract
[paving the way]

Speckles of residence unveil its essence
Leaving me within these walls
Acquire acceptance confines its essence
Leaving me within these walls

Snap back and subtract, recoil and retract
[feeding the flame]
Snap back and subtract, recoil and retract
[paving the way]


Birds

This track, as far as we the fans know, has only been played live, and is a short instrumental with sounds of birds in the background. We know of its title from actual setlists from live shows.


Del Torro

This song was released via the internet, dredg's official site.


Fucking Smile

This song is a B-Side from the 'El Cielo' recordings, and at one time was announced for inclusion on the record, however, was eventually cut. The song later appeared online on dredg's E-Card and other various official site sections.


Halong Bay

This song was released on the "Crickets" DVD.

Halong Bay and its 3000 islands (in Vietnam) was declared a World Heritage Site in 1998. The hundreds of limestone peaks create a natural barrier to the wind-blown waters of the South China Sea and were a favorite hiding place for pirates. These very calm waters are wonderfully suited for kayaking and the limestone formations are a fantasy land of exploration. Large caves also served as hidden bunkers for pirates, revolutionaries, and bandits. Unlike Thailand, Halong Bay in Vietnam has yet to be overrun and there are few tourist boats in the area. It remains a tranquil setting for easy exploration from sea level. In the evening, the sunset on Halong is always dramatic. The mist lays heavy on the peaks as the temperature cools creating wonderful light effects.

Despite what geologists may claim, mythology says the bay was actually created when an immense dragon plunged to Earth here before recorded history. Its mighty tail carved the great stone seabed violently before the creature flew away to the place where legends are born. This fable does not seem so far fetched as you sail among thousands of limestone outcroppings, which look like so many blades thrust deep into the mist from below the sea. Many are barren, weathered and rocky. Others are cloaked in vegetation so dense that it is impossible to see the stone beneath. At dusk, they all take on mysterious shades of gray, mauve and olive.

Lyrics
Carving your heart out of wood, we'd better ourselves if we could.
Two glass eyes with yarn eyelashes and a plastic grin.
Carving a heart out of wood, we'd better ourselves if we could.
Two glass eyes with yarn eyelashes and a plastic grin.

Come with me, where we will go on a summer's wind.
Come with me, where we will go, on a summer's wind.

TV. ???????? radiate in knowledge, kookaburra songs radiate in harmony, between Australia and the stars, over above the night sky.
See before me every night, TV. tubes radiate knowledge, kookaburra songs radiate harmony, between Australia and the stars.

Above, the night, sky, they see them, before, me, every night I lay, learned how to use, hands when I was an adolescent, learned how to correctly apply them...correctly apply them...correctly apply them...correctly apply them...everyone is...


Interview

This song was released via the internet, dredg's official site.

This track doesn't have actual lyrics, but instead, the vocal track is an interview played at various speeds.


Miles

This track, as far as we the fans know, has only been played live, and is a short instrumental. We know of its title from actual setlists from live shows.


Three Legged Horse

This song was released via the internet, dredg's official site.


Walter's Soundtrack

This song was released on the "Crickets" DVD.

The title to this track is not "Official", instead it was named for the section of the DVD from which it came.


Wind At The End

This song was released via the internet, dredg's official site.

A portion of this track can be heard on the album 'El Cielo' during "Brushstroke: Reprise", following the brief reprise of: "Same Ol Road".


Yard Clippings

This song was released via the internet, dredg's official site.


Uplifting News

This song was played live many times through the time from El Cielo to Catch Without Arms, but was not included on the album...it was however included on the Import version of Catch Without Arms.

Lyrics
I watch the hawk land
A sign of good fortune
I watched it reaching out for my hand it said
"You shouldn't revert back to the way you used to be
You know it will only help you in the end"
It's not an issue don't let it in
Settle down
Settle down

Save your stories cause they're all the same
You've had had your glory
Throw it all away
If you don't you will never change cause
Give it time and watch your fame decay

You're not alone
I've straightened out crooked lines
I did it on my own
Got it done, I served my time
It's gonna take more you know
Settle down
Lay it down lay

Save your stories cause they're all the same
You've had had your glory
Throw it all away
If you don't you will never change cause
Give it time and watch it your fame decay

It's gone away
Gone
It's gone away

All worries
No pleasure
It will open the ultimate treasure
This is how our status is measured
This isn't pleasure

Save your stories cause they're all the same
You've had had your glory
Throw it all away
If you don't you will never change cause
Give it time and watch your fame decay


Stone By Stone

This song was released via the German magazine Visions in 2005. The song is a Catch Without Arms Session Outtake/B-Side.

Lyrics
Stone by stone - I constructed a cathedral.
Stone by stone - built it up and wrecked it down.
Stone by stone - everyone's looking to wear the crown.
Stone by stone - even though they got it all.

He's gaining up to you
Cannot plead to get this strength even
You called me out to lead me on
I am ready, please forgive

I am running a marathon in glass shoes, I am hiding behind windows
Stone by stone - were they headed up or down?
Stone by stone - always looking, never found
Stone by stone - even though they got it all

He's gaining up to you
Cannot plead to get this strength even
You called me out to lead me on
I'm ready, please forgive

ohhh, ooohhhh
ohhh ohh, ohh oh ohh
ohh ohoo oho ohhoo

He's gaining up to you
Cannot plead to get this strength even
You called me out to lead me on
I am ready, please forgive

He's gaining up to you
Cannot plead to get this strength even
You called me out to lead me on
I am ready - I'm ready

I am running a marathon in glass shoes, I am hiding behind windows
Stone by stone, build it up and watch it fall.


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