Calling All Cats Black

by Luka Kuplowsky

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1.
03:25
White as a ghost / I swore that I loved you the most It was cold how you twisted the worst / The worst of my crimes I swore I swore you were mine No pictures / No trace You vanished I tried to erase / Your Spanish tongue down my throat The songs that I wrote I swore I swore there was hope I couldn’t live like you / Couldn’t live like me She moved quite a bit / I was different My body was shit / I loosened the grip on her hand No longer her man I swear / No longer on land I saw her again / From a distance She caught me again She insisted / We drink like we did In spite of what’s hid Before / I couldn’t be more I couldn’t live like you / Couldn’t live like me In steps that were small / I weaned you off me I killed it and all The love I carried / Buried in sleep In dreams I do keep You’re free / You conquered me
2.
Found it strange as I was waking Body still / My mind was shaking Oh this misery was something real Searched round my brain in thinking Thoughts came down as I was sinking Sinking down to what I feel Place your lips against my lips so I can be Something greater than this death inside of me It was always going to be this way / No? Well wasn’t it? I try so hard to concentrate Small ideas perpetuate They seem to grow inside the skull I disregard the enemies Thoughts flow free of chivalry I need love and that is all Place your lips against my lips so I can be Something greater than this death inside of me It was always going to be this way / No? Well wasn’t it? I left before the dusk And I looked back / As I must I saw you smoke that cigarette So beautiful / Unaware Oh grant me this one affair I am quite thankful you should know Place your lips against my lips so I can be Something greater than this death inside of me It was always going to be this way / No? Well wasn’t it?
3.
03:39
Like A Song When love came crashing in defeat / I stumbled down an empty street I mixed my blood with oil and concrete I cursed your name in several ways / Severed what we’re waiting for I contemplated knocking on your kitchen door I follow her in hot pursuit / Gun in hand and bulletproof My shirt was ripped and I confessed ‘I love you’ Like Brando swore ‘forevermore’ / I wore my grief in semaphore So place your head against my chest and close your eyes Beauty is so frightening When its gone / When its gone It haunts you / And it taunts you Like a song Like a song I understood the circumstance / I struck my loss and took my chance Divining all your secrets in a farewell glance You loved him but didn’t know / You only loved for style and show To break his heart would only prove a point Well in those lights you changed in form / Something strange / Conceived and born You laughed as if to say ‘I am quite happy’ To hold that soiled, unwashed hand / To love that rock n’ roller band I am quite comfortable with what you’re saying Beauty is so frightening When its gone / When its gone It haunts you / And it taunts you Like a song Like a song Well on we drift into the night / You to Him and me to fight A single blade of doubt has touched my tongue I speak of love in only lies / The one who sings does rarely try To put his feelings into a practice You see the tortured artist is just for show / It keeps my fears right in control It lets the ink bleed onto my paper For I have loved and lost again / Lost a love and kept a friend The pain it goes no deeper than the surface Beauty is so frightening When its gone / When its gone It haunts you / And it taunts you Like a song Like a song
4.
03:04
Woke up this morning / Same as the last A head full of liquor and a boy in the lap He’s ugly and boring / Necessarily so I don’t have to think of a future for sure I slept with some girl who reminds me of you Was it the pout of her lips? Or the profile view? Or was it just that she needed me too? I was looking for old love draped in the new I’ll make love to your memory / Make love to your shadow Make love ‘neath the paper moon Intimacy is a struggle for me So I’ll make love with only me I look in the mirror till I’m powdered and pressed Till my lipstick and liner match the print of my dress I look like a princess / But I feel like a mess If I end up alone is anyone’s guess I’ve grown accustomed to looking this way My clothes are unclean / My body it aches No movement’s been made for a couple of days Its not the love / But the will I still crave I’ll make love to your memory / Make love to your shadow Make love ‘neath the paper moon Intimacy is a struggle for me So I’ll make love with only me I have been forced to live in my dreams Milk and warm honey stimulates me Head on my pillow / Hand ‘tween my thighs A lovers repose is a fantasy now I’ll make love to your memory / Make love to your shadow Make love ‘neath the paper moon Intimacy is a struggle for me So I’ll make love with only me
5.
04:00
Cover Me Cover me / With a blanket or your skin Something tough enough / To keep my heart from bleeding thin No relief from the late night breeze / Oh these bones will freeze am I stuttering? oh my muttering /These little lullabies keep me warm Cover me / With a blanket or your skin Something tough enough / To keep my heart from bleeding thin This cold somehow lingers on / Trapped ‘tween my shoulders Digs into my stomach / And waits until I’m older I’ve got this golden glow / As I stumble through the midnight air I welcome any stranger / Who shows me any care Cover me / With a blanket or your skin Something tough enough / To keep my heart from bleeding thin
6.
Sisters of Song You’re no intruder / No malice / No suitor I welcome your friendship in song Accompany me softly / In sadness and laughter This moment can’t be shared for long Sisters of song share in this music of love Oh this compassion / Born through the gift of the song Sugar and tea leaves / Hard rain and cool breeze The weather conspires to stop The elements gather / But I know I’d rather Sing till my throat turns to rot Lift up this melody / Born of this gathering Join me in the next refrain We lock in harmony / Smile and acknowledge thee Mutually blessed by the rain And as you depart / Moonlight spins shadows Dark starlight stirs hollow / In words and in speech This absence inside of me is rapidly fading You see music is healing for those who can feel
7.
Absolute Surprise She talked till she was silly / Going on about a love she never had Well imagine that there’s nothing / And that no one can ever feel that bad She seemed so lonely / Beaten down by the forces of her job Resigned to the comfort that stability lent to this façade A part of me loves her / It’s a part of me that never fails to rise Rise up like the morning sun / And sink down in an absolute surprise Well it simmers when she tells me of the men she welcomed in delight You see I loosen up my grip on her / It’s a feeling that’s pretty hard to fight I learned a little cruelness goes a long way to bringing out the truth For when jealously arises / There is nothing but a feeling that can soothe A part of me loves her / It’s a part of me that never fails to rise Rise up like the morning sun / And sink down in an absolute surprise She looked me in the eye and declared, ‘these are the years I will squander Like a pauper I will roam / And I will pillage every man that I am fond of’ She said, ‘If you ever leave me honey won’t you please keep a picture near your heart’ I said, ‘I will do much more that / I will dream that we have never been apart’ A part of me loves her / It’s a part of me that never fails to rise Rise up like the morning sun / And sink down in an absolute surprise Leave me all alone / Like a star shining bright in seclusion If you loved me you would know that just a touch would send me off into confusion As she kissed me on the cheek she whispered something funny I recall She said, ‘Aren’t we all just waiting for some lover to take another fall’ A part of me loves her / It’s a part of me that never fails to rise Rise up like the morning sun / And sink down in an absolute surprise
8.
01:43
Solitude Solitude Solitude You can do / Whatever you want to do Because you’re in Solitude Horrible Solitude Who really knew? Who really knew That Solitude / Was something / You learn to do? It’s something you make come true / When you got nothing to do but do exactly that I think of you / I think of you That is my Solitude / My Solitude

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released November 12, 2013

Produced and Engineered by Stephen Prickett
Mastered by Noah Mintz

Vocal Harmonies by Sophie Traub + Nadia Lucie-Pacey
Piano on Track 3 by Ghislain Aucoin
Violin on Track 4 by Mark Marcyzk

Artwork by Adam Kuplowsky

Love and thanks to family and friends

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The new album 'Stardust' comes out October 2nd on Mama Bird Recording Co. (US/World) & Next Door Records (Canada).

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