Called It Off

by Kubla Khan

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released December 9, 2014

Lyrics and Music by Thomas Messent (SOCAN)

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

Recorded at Hipposonic Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Karl Dicaire
Produced by Thomas Messent and Kubla Khan

Photograph courtesy of Danika Speight


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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: Called It Off
called it off in my defense
couldn't lose with false laments
and burnt out smiles made for you
i smashed the bottle, the last ounce of truth

called it off, so absurd
all these battles we fight with words
falling out of my dreams
to walk around dull reality

who would know the man got shot
my sentiment is always lost
where it goes? no one knows
left behind long ago

called it off and i was so sure
that one of these days we'd all be cured
of this modern day craze
but i don't know my mind is a haze

walked back home when morning rose
with tired dreams and drunken hopes
and all the pain that i create
came pouring out from my self hate

called it off and i don't care
about you not being there
getting lost in my dreams
i can't come back to reality
Track Name: No One Is Free
don't leave now
just wait until the morning
oh sleep, sleep tight
you wont be sorry
we'll play the cards
the numbers make a window
in time, last time
if only i could let go
called you up
but i got no answer
from you which grew
some sustained laughter
called it off
cause nothings seems to matter
now, you found
a new disaster

oh no memories

the records on
we're dancing in the kitchen
slow, so slow
and your eyes glisten
heard you say
i'm fucking tired
of work, it hurts
like old trip wire
stop the clocks
time is always passing
me by, and i
can't stop laughing
laugh all night
cause nothing seems to matter
now, you found
a new disaster

oh no memories