Koi

by Kid Chameleon

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Recorded Mar - Apr '16.

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released April 10, 2016

Drums on Pillbox Home by Kane Storr

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Track Name: Typical Me & Typical You
I'm sorry I had to disturb you
You look like you just got up
Some might not say near-perfect
I say more than enough
Your plain black faded t-shirt
Your bare feet on freezing floors
You mumble and I wish that I could say something more

Typical me and typical you
I can hardly speak
You're distant through and through

I only see the right half
I assume the left's good too
Your broken English capable of only the truth
You can tell me i'm going nowhere
You can say that i'm no good
But sure enough i'll be right back home to you

Typical me and typical you
I can hardly speak / leave
You're distant through and through

I'll bleed myself dry of clichés for you
With a lick and a promise and an "i'll be there"
I'll be there soon
Track Name: Glass House Pass
Newspapers collected, friends of friends had a round
Burning stacks, crash mats, we'll burn this house to the ground
Another night wasted with embers in the air
Tipped hats, patted backs, a 90s theme tune plays and we're scared

Cut off bottles, holes burnt through
Each night the same man makes the glass house pass to the barely-there shed over home

If we had not here then where would we go?
Smoky clothes, bad jokes, same time tomorrow?
Spray cans in pockets and lighters to go
Fireworks over furthest fields and I know..

That we'll be saying goodbye soon
For years we'll think of this last gas that we've had
We'll have no choice but to move on

Cut off bottles, holes burnt through
Each night the same man makes the glass house pass to the barely-there shed over home
Track Name: Make My Year (Ignore Everything That I Say)
I know that you consider me a drag and that's okay
Because i'll be out of here before you can say "get out of my house, i'm sick of you just hanging around"
Make my year, ignore everything that I say

But just know that i'll still call at stupid AM when you're sleeping
That's when you'll know i'm bored
There's only so many times you can shrug me off
Track Name: Melissa
Melissa, patch me up, pat me down
Make sure that i'm not a threat

On these streets paved with jigsaw pieces
I'm waiting for my restraint to gain some sort of reason
If love was the death of youth
Then will I be the end of you

Melissa, shut me up, put me down
Make sure i'm no less than dead

"What's wrong with you lately?"
Well, what's wrong with you?
Its the error of your persuasion
And an act that i'll deny
I feed off of early mornings
Have I caught the weakest prey

On these streets paved with jigsaw pieces
I'm waiting for my restraint to gain some sort of reason
If love was the death of youth
Then will I be the end of you

Don't worry about me because between these lying eyes and fakest smile you can assume that i'm just fine
Track Name: Koi / Blessed Firstborn
Could caller ID pick up your crooked teeth
Lonely hearts, body parts
And your obligatory TV screen
Would anything be enough to change your mind
Overbites and the late night fights
And the mandatory marry me

In a passer-by terrible notions fill your eyes
Bloodlust and soon-to-be severed ties
You reckon you're making decisions lately based on a new hate for me
How that's true though I can't really see
Because you soon asked me to call
And of course i'll call, blessed firstborn

Will you be defined by your clothes and motives?
Split jeans and body thieves
And the unforgiving reverie
When you're found out, will you take me down too
Cut hands and swollen glands
And the final "you are dead to me"

In a passer-by terrible notions fill your eyes
Bloodlust and soon-to-be severed ties
You reckon you're making decisions lately based on a new hate for me
How that's true though I can't really see
Because you soon asked me to call
And of course i'll call, blessed firstborn

I've got a list of notes, words and phrases
And a system to decide what your new name is
But apart from a state funeral and koi carp i've really nothing left to give you when you depart

In a passer-by terrible notions fill your eyes
Bloodlust and soon-to-be severed ties
You reckon you're making decisions lately based on a new hate for me
How that's true though I can't really see
Because you soon asked me to call
And of course i'll call, blessed firstborn
Track Name: Pillbox Home
It's fine that Hanoi wasn't right for you
To Thailand and Brisbane would happiness ensue
A volatile Parisian lost in streets unknown
Tired of communications lacking drone

You could be so caring
You could be so good to me

In racing out of youth you changed your path
Of which mine was never going to be the same
Northern towns and life on landings
Squander everything you're handed
Belated midnight phone calls and a bike now in decline

Now life's hardly skateparks and friends in droves
Or the rumoured riverside pillbox home
A new lover soon came and sooner left you
Ma cries "it'll all be fine"
And you reply "that never has been true"

I'm tired of questioning your motives
Just as you couldn't decide who you'd end up with
You're out to disappoint and set on despair
Your legs are numb, your love's dead, you'll never care

You were once so caring
You were once so good to me

Where will you be sleeping soon
Turn up your collar and in a change of mood your love for love turns on it's side
On your knees you search but you can't find it
A busted lip and now part blinded
Another fight that ended up with you on the street alone

Now life's hardly skateparks and friends in droves
Or the rumoured riverside pillbox home
A new lover soon came and sooner left you
Ma cries "it'll all be fine"
And you reply "that never has been true"

Riddled deep with misconceptions
Cut yourself, shrug off infection
Bloodied sheets for someone else to clean
You left a stack of records, books, toy soldiers
And the good advice that people told you about being a fool and running wild

But now life's hardly skateparks and friends in droves
Or pissing in the rumoured riverside pillbox home
A new lover soon came and sooner left you
Ma cried "it'll all be fine"
And you reply "that never has been true"
Track Name: NY Skyline
Courage gained from two doors down
I'll take a deep breath and make my way to your house
Ask your name and we'll take it day by day
I'll pick you up, we'll see the scenery
I'll show you the places that you've probably never seen
Way after nightfall i'll be taking you back home

Bilingual signs, discarded knives
A window fitted with a New York skyline
Don't let me be a cause for your concern
I think i'm tired of holes in walls
I'm waiting for the right time to give you a call
Am I really that unrecognisable to you now?

Do you ever grow tired of walking twilight?
Wishing you had somewhere better to be at night
Truth is found in comfort and here lies that, I know
Former lives, trophy wives
What's it going to take to make you feel more than fine?
There must be more somewhere just waiting for you..

Bilingual signs, discarded knives
A window fitted with a New York skyline
Don't let me be a cause for your concern
I think i'm tired of holes in walls
I'm waiting for the right time to give you a call
Am I really that unrecognisable to you now?