Pincushion Man

by Kubla Khan

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VINYL AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING STORES:

VANCOUVER: NEPTOON RECORDS, RED CAT RECORDS, DANDELION RECORDS, AUDIOPILE

BURNABY: MUSIC MADHOUSE RECORDS

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released April 4, 2014

Lyrics and Music by Thomas Messent (SOCAN)

Thomas Messent - Guitar, Vocals
Reise Rooney - Bass
Danika Speight - Piano
Adrian Long - Drums

Recorded at Hipposonic Studios
Mixed by Karl Dicaire
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering
Produced by Thomas Messent and Kubla Khan

Cover art courtesy of Stephen Despins

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Kubla Khan Vancouver, British Columbia

Strongly influenced by '90s alternative and '60s psychedelic rock, Kubla Khan produces a alternative-pop sound driven by whimsical lyrics that speak of romance, daydreams and melancholy.

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Track Name: New Blues
i got up at
quarter to six
people walking around
like they got something great
talking in small talk
cause it makes them feel safe
bad new
somebody died
and somebody cried
what a bad mistake
i had to go
i could not wait

people row down
the roman canals
people are bored
waiting for their choirs
people walk by
I want to see you tonight
people row down
the roman canals

it seems
you're not like me
and I'm not like you
so now we can move
move on up
to the next set of news
bad news
well that's untrue
what you going to do
with yourself
and everybody else
waiting on your shelf

people row down
the roman canals
people are bored
waiting for their choirs
people walk by
I want to see you tonight
people walk down
to the sistine chapel
Track Name: Pincushion Man
this mans frozen on his feet
you'll see him smile if you look close
that guys buried by the world
in a grave that he loathes
pin man pops all the balloons
he doesn't care, he doesn't dream
everyone is just the same
they have to fight just to be

they dish it out
forks and knives with the entree pain
my slow motion
keeps me out of harms way

I was pumped like a balloon
I tried to act like I was brave
this guy can't make up his mind
on how to act, how to behave
pin man pops all the balloons
he doesn't care, he doesn't dream
don't let him come after you
cause if he does you'll have to bleed

they dish it out
forks and knives with the entree pain
my slow motion
keeps me out of harms way
Track Name: C'est La Vie
get up it's time to go
we've got leave now
before we're late
get dressed eat some food
walk out the door i like to stay
we walk to my car start it up
then drive away
stop off at your house
kiss goodbye then we wave

back to the grind

manning up but I'm dead inside
manning up but I'm dead inside
manning up but I'm dead inside
manning up but I'm dead inside

hey there morning star
take me with you when you go
it's dark but i can see
the sun is shining welcome home
woke up hungover
toss and turn in bed all alone
got up just in time to go to work
nine till five

I guess that's life

manning up but I'm dead inside
manning up but I'm dead inside
manning up but I'm dead inside
manning up but I'm dead inside
Track Name: Narcissist Square
and i know i'll never understand x4
rock and roll is heavy shit
and everyone is so into it
oh no another false alarm
you better glue your mouth shut next time
people stare at me with shit eating grins
they don't like me and I don't them
should've left me alone
i'd prefer that
called it off
sorry sorry you
what the hell are we supposed to do
so proud and full of yourself
the airs you put on are something else
always act like everything's are okay
maybe it is just for today
i'm a blue collar clown
good night sleep sound
rock and roll is all the same
you can sell out for a ball and chain
saw the rain and floods come down
and cover up the ashes of this town
people walking round narcissist square
they don't like me but i don't care
should've left me behind
i know you're blind to everything
and i know i'll never understand x4
Track Name: Who Cares
walked on the autumn crushed leaves
sort through amassed memories
quiet i slept in the rest of the day
dreaming i'm in outer space
why i said you set me up before
called my bluff cause your so insecure
oh thats alright i know it won't survive
oh thats okay i'll take it to the grave
trying to get over it now
fix up with whatever kind of down
wake up and greet the brand new day
so long im out of this place
dreaming i'm in outer space
why i said you set me up before
called my bluff cause your so insecure
oh thats alright i know it won't survive
oh thats okay i'll take it to the grave
Track Name: Veronica
we went away to the interior fair
expecting a lot of the stupid stares
from people around who'd give you pain
i almost believed you but just the same
tell me your true
won't you veronica
a minute ago you were full of yourself
a proud expression on the side of your mouth
was it intolerable when i asked you out
you say there all liars but that i very much doubt
tell me your true
won't you veronica
said what i did that was truly a crime
but I'm kick my habits one at a time
starting with you you're at the top of the list
and i know you'll leave disappearing is your best trick
tell me your true
won't you veronica
Track Name: Bad News
bad news caught the wrong train home
so go and never come back
i know you i know everything that you are
if i wake up when the dawn comes your my morning star
now you gotta keep your chin raised
even if you make mistakes
so i cross the old street to the now
from my own introvert shell
called it called it off
i made up my mind sorry sorry you
can't let go i need something to do
can't call no no
no so i said my good goodbyes
and i wasn't even high
no it doesn't even matter now
I'm out my shielding shell
you think your better off alone
thats just because your stoned
you say you gotta lotta of things on your mind
weighing you down of cry baby cry
cast your dice for the fourth time
made a poor choice no no
no I've got a bad pen in my hand
it makes me feel like I'm damned
no and a pot full of advice
no one will think twice
no to ask you what to do
while I'm walking in your shoes