OFFICIAL LYRICS

PRESS & REVIEWS

“…sprawling and intense… [builds] like extreme weather towards peaks of furious noise…

An absorbing listen that continues to open itself up across repeated plays.”

The Wire (UK) – December 2020

1. Life Is An Experiment


Be faithful.

Be pure.

Be clean.

And listen to your dreams.

Listen to your dreams!


Don’t be pushed by your problems,

But led by your dreams.


Be patient, be perfect.

And be pure!

As molten silver and gold.

If you don’t ASK, you won’t GET it, so ASK for it.

If you don’t step forward, step forward,

You’re always in the same place,

So step forward and step other than same place.

And step in space.

And try to live with the human race!


Life is a experiment! The more you experiment,

You make the world better for each other.


You must live by faith, by faith, faith, faith, faith.

And not by fear.

Don’t live by fear.


We know not the year.

You don’t need know not the year.


Don’t be pushed… by your problems.

Be led… be LEAD by your dreams.

If you don’t work, you won’t get it.

And if you don’t step forward, you won’t have it.

You’re always in the same place, running the same race.

In the East! With the Beasts.

Can’t have no Peace.


LIFE IS AN EXPERIMENT!

THE MORE YOU EXPERIMENT, YOU MAKE A BETTER, BETTER MAN!


You make life by FAITH, faith, faith.

Waiting on Heaven’s gate!

AND WITH NO FEAR!


Burst the wicked net.

Conquer that there death.

So death will not sting.


Grave, grave! We’ll have victory.

Misery? Will we die in strength.

Stress? You give this stress.

So I give you PEACE.


2. Holy Wings


Get!

I say to you!

Beware of God.

If you don’t ask? You won’t, you won’t get it.

And if you don’t step forward, you won’t get it.

You’re always in the same place, making mistake.


Wake up, shake up.

Get up stand up on your legs!

Wake up, shake up.

Stand up on your feet.

And brush your teeth, with toothbrush.

And don’t be in a rush, don’t be in a rush.


Said I curse, now I bless.

Yeah yeah, will bless.

I know I test, test.

D E O will test.


I know I curse, I curse.

CURSE THEM IN REVERSE!

In their hearse, in their terse.

I KILL THEM DOWN WITH LOVE.


With Love!

Sweet Love!

Holy Love!

And the holy dove.

HOLY DUB.

And Holy Love.

Righteous Love!

And Heavenly Love.


Loved by the rain, loved by the rain, on my midnight train.

Loved by the rain, heard by the rain, on my morning breath.


LOVE!

A Holy Love.

Holy Dove!

And Holy Dub!

A Holy Robe and Holy Rug.

Holy Mug, Holy Plug and Holy Cow.


HOLY COW, HOLY LOVE AND HOLY DUB.

I’m in heaven above, in a heaven of love.

HEAVEN OF LOVE!


Holy wings! Unholy wind.

And my holy chain, chain, chain.


With no gin, no wine, no swine, no swine.

No jemp, no shrimps

No evil in da weevil.


HOLY LOVE make the world go round,

Like a merry-go-round.


To push, push, push.

Pusher push, push, push with Doctor Kush.

Kush, Kush, Kush.

To woosh, woosh, woosh and push, push, push, with Doctor Push.


LIFE IS AN EXPERIMENT! THE MORE YOU EXPERIMENT, YOU MAKE IT BETTER FOR ONE ANOTHER.


Sister and brother.

Mother and son.

Father and child.

Like a wild child.

In the desert, and in the Earth.

In the sky, sky, sky, sky, 

With the birds and the birds and fly!

Fly! Fly! Fly with the birds! With the words.

FLY IN THE WORLD! CONQUER THE SIN!

Conquer the sin.


3. Fly In The World!


Be faithful. Be pure. Be clean.

And listen to your dreams.

4. Holy Dub


We know not the year.

You don’t need know not the year.


Fulfillment Armagideon.

Fulfillment! Armagideon!

Fulfillment Armagideon.


No evil fear!

And no evil here.

No evil beer, no cigarettes.


Be old. You’ll conquer death.

Conquer death.

You’ll conquer death.

Conquer Death!


Be Old.

You’ll conquer death.


Holy Cow, Holy Love and Holy Dub.


Life is an Experiment!


5. Step In Space 


Step forward.

Step forward.

And step in space.

And try to live with the human race.

Life is an experiment.


Step.

Step forward.

Step forward.

Step forward.


And step in space.

And step in space.


Step forward.

Step forward.

Step forward.

Step forward.

And step in space.


Life is an experiment!

Step forward.

Step forward.

And step in space.


6. Conquer The Sin 


Conquer the sin.

Conquer the sin.

Conquer the sin.

Repent. Repent!

Conquer the sin.

Repent!

Repent of your sins.

Repent of your sins.

Stop sin. Stop sin.

Conquer the sin.

Conquer all the chain.

Repent. Repent!


We’re Corinthians,

And reign Dominion.

We conquer the Eden.

Conquer the Adam.

Conquer the Eve.

Conquer the Sodom.


You must confess your sin.

Confess your sin.


I SAY TO YOU!


Conquer the sin.

Conquer the sin.

Conquer the sin.


REPENT. REPENT PENT PENT PENT PENT PENT PENT PENT PENT.

REPENT PENT PENT PENT PE PE PE PENT PENT PENT. REPENT REPENT REPENT RE PEN PEN.


REPENT REPENT RRRRRRRRRREPENT!

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREPENT!

RRRRREPENT!

REEE REEE PENT! REPENT! OF YOUR SINS!

               

Repent of your sins! And stop sin!

Stop sin, stop sin.

And stop THIEF, stop ROB.

And stop GRAB and stop THIEF.

And stop THIEF and give no GRIEF.


And eat no MEAT, and eat no BEEF.

Eat no CHICKEN. No CHICKEN LEG.

No CHICKEN HEAD. No CHICKEN HEART.

No CHICKEN LIVER. No CHICKEN LIVER.

No CHICKEN LIVER. No CHICKEN LIVER.

No CHICKEN BREAST. No CHICKEN CREST.

No CHICKEN LEG. No GOOSE LEG.

No COW LEG. No COW HEAD.


Then repent of your evil sin.


ARE YOU ANGERED?


No more COW SKIN!

No more COW SKIN!

No more COW SKIN!


To God and the Father;

To Ja and the Other;

To Ra and the Qada;

To the Other, and through the Other, repent! REPENT.


Okay, motherfuckers.


Copyright 2020 Lee “Scratch” Perry and New Age Doom

PRESS & REVIEWS

“…sprawling and intense… [builds] like extreme weather towards peaks of furious noise…

An absorbing listen that continues to open itself up across repeated plays.”

The Wire (UK) – December 2020

PRESS & REVIEWS for LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY’S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE

“Tempestuous union of drone jazz and daddios and late reggae mad scientist … Grand, unsettling and a fitting finale that propels The Upsetter to a higher plane.”

★★★★

Mojo (UK) – January 2021

“Legendary dub wizard goes out on a high with drone-metal jazz-fusion … Cosmic dub-noise symphonies like “Fly In The World” and “Conquer The Sin” are mighty final testaments to an unquenchable experimental spirit.”

Uncut (UK) – December 2021

“New Age Doom use the dub founder’s commanding presence as a lightning rod for channeling a syncretic new type of heavy music … At its best, the album constitutes a ’70s synthesis 50 years in the making—Sabbath meets electric Miles meets, well, Perry himself, who is able here to simultaneously revisit his most fertile period while breaking heretofore unexplored musical ground.”

Pitchfork (US) -November 2021

“Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Guide to the Universe is the kind of spaced out, benevolent philosophy that we all need in these difficult times and a fine epitaph to a legendary musical adventurer.”

The Arts Desk (UK) Disc of the Day – November 2021

“Each track here is a loping, seething juggernaut, over which Perry’s voice is given ample room to preach, incant, command and conduct … Hints of drone metal and free jazz burn at the edges of the record, the spectral gust of dub turned inside out to maximalist ends … Astonishing stuff – RIP to a real one.”

Loud and Quiet (UK) – November 2021

“It’s a fitting swansong, a dark, dubby trip that will utterly mesmerise you … [New Age Doom] gathered a coterie of the finest musicians and somehow imagined and created a work of incredible creativity and ambition. It is one which follows no rules or set formula and whilst it’s not an easy listen, it is a critical listen. It will take you places that few other albums will.”

Louder than War (UK) – October 2021

“[A] spiritually uplifting ceremony that monumentalizes the creative synergy between its main players, doubling as a bittersweet last hurrah for one of the all-time greats.”

Bandcamp Daily – November 2021

“Bass master Tim Lefebvre and saxophonist Donny McCaslin are just a few names that join the cast here, coming up with some extraordinary stuff that crosses any musical genre border you can imagine. Yet, the highlight is still on Perry, and rightfully so, as his inimitable vocalized rants seem to have inspired everybody involved to come up with some truly inspiring stuff.”

Echoes and Dust – November 2021

RELEASES

VINYL

LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY’S

GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE

(Nov. 2021) [We Are Busy Bodies]

VIDEO

LIFE IS AN EXPERIMENT

(Aug. 2021)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

TRACK

PHONONIC LANDFORM RESONANCE

(Nov. 2020)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

MERCH

LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE

(Dec. 2020)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

ALBUM

HIMALAYAN DREAM TECHNO

(Dec. 2020)

[We Are Busy Bodies]

COMP

Track 6 / DARK INDICATOR II

(Oct. 2020)

[Silent Records]

COMP

Track 31 / BLACK LIVES MATTER

(Jun. 2020)

[Yeah Right! Records]

TRACK

12MARCH

(Mar. 21, 2020)

ALBUM

SELF TITLED

(Sept. 2019)


Copyright 2021 New Age Doom

Photos by Kaja Jean