DEAN OMORI Songwriter - Poet

Post Original

So how do I tell you what this is? This piece of string, this Post Original manifesto that blinks away to the cosmos, in the hope that the hungry hearted come listen. So I wrote for you an experience. We need to find new ways to kneel before the world and hold up our palms.

Written, performed, recorded and produced by me.

French translation and performance on Empty Room by Isis

Album cover by Lena Lynn Juliet

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Released 2022

Track Listing

Post Original

Post original
Spitting diamonds
Spitting hormones
Butterfly farms
But we’re really holdin’ out for love

Take the last word
Steal the manholes
Believe in now
Find the lies
That you wrote

We walk in your shadow
We touch your children
We mapped the genome
That’s what you get
We’re post original

I read your books
I read your faces
Hey you
With a fantastic brain
I wanna be like you

And we’re re-writing gender
And love
And hate
And we’re all looking forward to goin’ home

We live in London
We live in big time
We live in Kabul
We live in hope of God
And we hurt enough for us all

Post original
We’re not even digital
You can’t ignore us anymore
Broke through the intellectual ceiling
We are what you’re feeling
We’re post original

We got alabaster skin
We’re slavery
We got a harpoon
We’ll kill ya
Resurrected ya
And kill you all over again

We make it
We fake it
We steal it
We hate it
We’re post original

We’re brothers
And sisters
And concentration camps
And acts of kindness enough to make you cry

We’re the Bikini Atoll
The great pyramid
We bring darkness to light
Live outta cardboard
We’re curing that

Feel the mushroom
I love for you to sing

We got Springsteen
And murder
Beautiful boulevards
We’re fog horns in the night

Post original
Hide the criminal
But we can’t hang on to time
Still we made it so much better
And a whole lot worse
We’re post original

We’re made out of physics
We cut wrists in the bathroom
Good to be here
And we hate it and hate it and roar

Capable of love
Fade out……


Empty Room

Where do you go when you’re thinking
Où vas-tu quand tu penses
When you’re thinking down to the bone
Quand tu te pense jusqu’à l’os
The wind is from Chernobyl
Le vent vient de Tchernobyl
Found myself a Jesus looking old
Je me suis trouvé d’une vieillesse comme Jesus
Built my mind to touch the sky
J’ai construit mon esprit pour toucher le ciel
The ground ain’t yours to own
La terre ne t’appartient pas
Took an apartment on Uranus
(J’ai) pris un appartement sur Uranus
Felt your body leaving home
(J’ai) senti ton corps quitter la maison
Filled my kind with a better light
Rempli mon genre d’une meilleure lumière
It’s the keys not the view
C’est les clés non pas la vue
The tear shall conquer everything
la larme va tout conquérir
I’m a crowd in an empty room
Je suis une foule dans une pièce vide

Lit myself in tongues and love
Je me suis enflammé de langues et d’amour
Soaked myself in bourgeoisie
Trempé dans la Bourgeoisie
The refugees have felt more than you
Les réfugiés ont ressenti plus que toi
And the divas more than me
Et les divas plus que moi
Define ourselves on dotted lines
Définissons-nous sur des lignes pointillées
Sour ghosts in our trees
Des fantômes aigres dans nos arbres
They’re taking all my bottles to war
Ils prennent toutes mes bouteilles à la guerre
The world is drawn in gates and keys
Ce monde est tracé en portails et en clés
And my reality isn’t made for you
Et la réalité n’est pas (faite) pour toi
That’s just a part you play
Ça n’est qu’un rôle que tu joues
Empty rooms feel like home
Les pièces vides paraissent être notre maison
And I’m writing that way
Et j’écris de cette façon


Everyday People

Every day people bloom
Every day they leave a bomb in a room
Every day is top of its game

Some people put out the fire
Most people don’t know they’re a liar
Some people would sell it all for fame

Some people everything is a fight
Some people can show you the light
And some people they think we’re not the same

Every day people are mad
And some people are mishandled and bad
Some people are tired of being in pain

Every day people live in hope
Some people carry around their rope
Some people gonna make you smile again

Some people are cheap
Some people just wiggle their thumbs in their seat
And some people just wanna say what you said

Everyday people are better than you
Some people miss the people they knew
Some people gonna blow out the back of ya head

Some people force you on your knees
Some people still falling the trees
Some people make love in your bed

Some people gotta pray
Some people talk when there’s nothing to say
Some people gonna leave you for love and some leave you for dead

Some people never been kissed
Some people know it's been better than this
Some people are sad and alone today

Everyday people get left behind
Some don’t look and some people are blind
And for some people it's always the same

Every day it goes boom
Every day they leave a bomb in a room
But every day
The day is top of it's game


Complicated and Beautiful

Dirty old kings
They shall bring tomorrow to tears
Have you seen this place
Fill your light
Fill your head
Fill your eyes
I’m calling
On the monumental movements
Of our kind
And if this is life
We better feed it
It’s complicated and beautiful

Disobedient and gorgeous
Believe in us
We’re unbelievable
We’re of full moon
We’re of abstract heart
Oh we’re the wounded
Capital cities can’t pretend
I wake with lipstick on my mouth
It's complicated and beautiful


Getting to Know Me

Genders are comin’
People are runnin’
Re-writing rhyme
Don’t ask me why

Open the border
Mess with the order
Getting to know me
Give it a try

Neutrality just died
My chastity tongue-tied
I don’t believe it
Why would you

I don’t speak monkey
My innocent lonely
I don’t know money
Why would I lie

I think I need you
Innocence leads to
Hold me where tender
We’ll be alright

I don’t take orders
Unlock your daughters
Set free ya brothers
All you do is lie

Love's invasion
Their liberation
Wouldn’t you really
Like to give it a try

When will you know me
Set fire & stone me
My socials are lonely
I wanna cry

Genders are rollin’
Happiness stolen
People are swollen
Because they lie

I don’t mean to
Talk beneath you
Love’s not for sale
There’s a reason why

I’m feelin’ peachy
Ignorance preachy
You can’t stop love
And why would you try

In the artist’s quarter
Love’s not for slaughter
I’m full of organs
Get to know me

Sometimes it hurts
And sometimes it works
It’s in ya music
Why wouldn’t you


Frighten the Dark

This is for her
This is not a sign
You take me to bed
And moan
And cry
And smile
And dance
And birth
And computer design

Write a book about everything
Be good to her
I love your books
And your bed
And your films
And your genes
And ya life
And your wonder

This is for our many kind
This is from the man on the moon in me
And we search for ourselves in bars
And mirrors
And systems
And drugs
And Gods
And pornography

Be gentle with the night
Wherever you are
You cook like a liar
You breed
And bond
You kiss
And giggle
And you frighten the dark


Charismatic Bouquet

Everyday I’m the man who wasn’t here
Gotta fight just to go to work
I’m the man of many countries
I write the politics report until it hurt
They tried to kick me out of my dream
But my dreams are true - heard by a liar
Open your mind it's big enough in there
And I burn and burn my angels on fire

Someone called out and the people they came
Bailiffs and bottles and doorway studs for some
Sleep besides horses just to know what you're not
And the hope that you bring where there was none
I got nothing on your God
But this a charismatic bouquet
I’m not speaking up for love
There are better things to say

And I feel it sometimes us collectively sing
And that beautiful ceiling and the adagio
Polar bear feed me to your young
Lovers come and the borders they go
Make yours an interesting life
We are what we bring
Slump into a heap of post unbridled lust
To our restless design we make eulogies sing


Heard That Before

Don’t tell me you’ll give us a better future
And don’t tell me of the unjustifiable position of a justifiable war
And don’t tell me young men are willing to sacrifice their lives for this
I said don’t tell me I heard it before

And don’t preach to me like I don’t know any better
And don’t send me medals that I can pin on what is still raw
And how dare you look after my children if I don’t come home
I said don’t tell me I heard that before

Don’t tell me the world is still basic and ugly
And we don’t need to fight for that some more
And so don’t threaten me with God or my country
I said don’t tell me I heard that before

People like you hide behind people like me
But only people like you can send us to war
And I won't lay down and die for you and your reason
I said don’t tell me I heard that before



She crawled inside my bed smelled like deer
Such cures for being alone
Felt like flowers and tears
Love to the bone

At the atomic level
Our atoms simply resist
What was felt was the repulsive force of our electrons
But I’m sure
I felt that kiss

And then there was light
Bodies lit in emotional stuff
Dark eyes smilin’ like God
Oh Musk
One seismic interval of love

Beware what you didn’t used to need
You can never put it back
Looks like Heaven forgot
Perfume is not the provocateur
Musk don’t come off


Say It Anyway

My brother died this morning
Drank himself away
Mother daughter all alone
Hole in the world today
Life is built on parlour tricks
And impressions that lie
I’ll put away your soldiers and ya building boots
And curse the reasons why

Here’s what I earned on the road
From my philosophy
I got more respect for ya drinking alone
Than waiting for your hope to leave
Remember me I was over there
The ugly little one who knew
And I knew you wished that you could cry
And I wished you could too

So here’s to those at the bottom of the world
And I’ll see ya when I’m down
Ride your demons outta here
On the apothecary clown
And who knows where life has gone
And the part in it you play
The wonder is over
We’re a life and death away


In Response

Perhaps life is simply the process of making up the story
of how you wanna be remembered
It is an incredible species that can adapt itself to oppose
And peace
Tell children what has taken you a lifetime to know
Life is a redefining work of the mechanics of humanity
Ooo In Response

What has happened can only be pardoned
For it can never be undone
But that like this
Is only language
Without words there’s no pardon
No meaning and no forgiveness
Here we are making life
And shouting at each other
Adults are dull
Ask any child who doesn’t want to stop laughing
Ooo In Response

And when I woke
All that remained was her body odour
We are life long experiments
We would do well to know this
A fairytale
Nature transfers water from Earth to cloud with evaporation
At the top of the World lets it go as snow
Is there anything on Earth more poetically beautiful
Ooo In Response

So let's start over
Welcome to planet Earth
It’s filled with the best of us
It’s good to remember that
When you’re low
Open your mind appropriately
No more learning how to cause death
There’s been too much of that before
I am happy today
But where was I when I needed me
Ooo In Response

What bothers me most
Is that not even then
Could the world come together
But we all love the trees
And still we appear
Painfully unaware of that
And then on that day
I will take a bus
Then take a train
Then take a plane
With nothing
But my passport
And a phone
And disappear


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