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Spray Tan Apocalypse (the EP)

by Dada Paradox

Released 11/08/2017
Dent resistant
Released 11/08/2017
Dent resistant
Indie Rockers Dada Paradox set the seemingly meteoric disintegration of U.S. politics (2016-17) to hook-ridden retro rock...
(Dada Paradox are) “Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny” New York Music Daily
  • 01:17 Lyrics
    Bedtime for Donzo

    Bedtime for Donzo (Ian Roure)

    He's off with a whirl and the papers fly 
    No one can stop him though some will try 
    He's painting the slander in your mind's eye 
    On his shaky easel

    He's out in the world where the humans go 
    He's opened the gates now he's in our show 
    Out of his mouth angry noises blow 
    He must think he's people...

    "What's the worst thing that I could say today 
    That'll have 'em all going on so?" 
    It's been a hard day throwing the wrenches in the works 
    Now it's bedtime for Donzo 
    Bedtime for Donzo

  • 01:56 Lyrics
    Trouble Right Here...

    Spray Tan Apocalypse: A musical Journey through the seemingly meteoric disintegration of U.S. politics 2016-17

    Trouble Right Here (Ian Roure)

    It's about time someone spoke directly to us
    Not at all like any others who have come before
    It's about time someone fed us easy answers 
    And it's about time someone promised us the world...

    It's about time someone started spouting nonsense 
    It's a goldmine of ideas that we can get behind
    It's about time someone dismissed limitations
    And it's about time someone promised us the world...

    Forget compliance, f*ck the earth, what has your caring ever done for us?
    Forget the future, take the cash and f*ck the science that's been stopping us.
    We've been angrily waiting...

    Just suppress those nagging doubts
    Don't look too close and it will all work out
    Take your daily dose of fear
    And bow your head before the biggest mouth
    Ya got Trouble Right Here
    In America...

  • 03:13 Lyrics
    Propaganda Action Stations

    Propaganda Action Stations (Ian Roure)

    No argument, no reason why 
    A cracked mirror instead 
    No argument, attempt to convince 
    You're just stung by what was said

    Propaganda action stations 
    Better think twice 
    No clever argument's gonna 
    Score you points tonight 
    It's not that kind of fight

    Vicious and cold 
    The slander spews 
    Hollow toxic tales 
    Spreads and infects 
    Discredits those that 
    Still see through the veil

    What some can see right through 
    A million choose to view as true 
    Their voices heard at last 
    Bounced off a cloud of orange chaff...

  • 02:47 Lyrics
    King of the Past

    King of the Past (Ian Roure)

    History hasn't gone your way
    Somehow, some fairness has somewhat held sway
    And Kodachrome colours complicate
    When a black and white world is just a tyrant away

    You've joined the caravan going back
    In a procession of lies
    One day you hope and pray your flag at last
    Will be so proudly unfurled 
    By the King of the Past
    In your black and white world

    History hasn't gone your way
    And the last thing you need is some more of the same
    You want a ticket to '51
    And a prophet who claims he'll make that kingdom come

    You've joined the caravan going back
    In a procession of lies
    One day you hope and pray your flag at last
    Will be so proudly unfurled 
    By the King of the Past
    In your black and white world

    We're all on the caravan going back
    In a procession of lies
    Now that it's come to pass your flag at last
    Has been so proudly unfurled 
    By the King of the Past
    Here's your black and white world
    Here's your black and white world
    Here's your black and white world
    Here's your black and white world

  • 03:28 Lyrics
    Spray Tan Apocalypse (EP remix)

    Spray Tan Apocalypse (Ian Roure)

    Bombshells bursting here and there 
    A whiff of sulfur in the ether 
    Gradually the war began 
    On your phone and your computer 
    Incoming: voices of destruction punish and deceive 
    Incoming: scathing degradation 
    Venom imported from a well-known Slavic regime 
    And in the dawn's early drizzle:

    Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive 
    Spray Tan Apocalypse!

    Insults in the articles, injured in the comments section 
    Casualties have mounted up: spelling, grammar and non-fiction 
    Incoming: denial and distraction - always hide never seek 
    Incoming: gross appropriation 
    Tiny fingers grabbing that which was once out of reach 
    And o'er the land of the taken

    Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive 
    Spray Tan Apocalypse!

    The seven tawdry trumpets blow 
    The golden rain from heaven flows 
    The age ends for all who live below 
    In an orange glow...

    Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive 
    Spray Tan Apocalypse! 
    Spray Tan surprise: there's no gettin' over it 
    Spray Tan Apocalypse!

  • 03:19 Lyrics
    Horizon of Hope

    Horizon of Hope (Ian Roure) 

    And so the Mean Spirited have spoken: 

    "there will be no depth only brutal logic. 

    And pursuant to the previous declaration: 

    It's school yard bully law and you'd best abide it..." 

     

    And every day you wake 

    To the next move in the game 

    Another sketchy claim 

    Creating maximum disarray 

     

    And over the wall 

    The Horizon of Hope 

    Still calls you on 

    To a new all-time low... 

     

    And so the Mean Spirited have spoken: 

    "There will be no peace only fear and cruelty 

    And with a mixture of naivete and hatred 

    We will destroy the state and we'll profit richly" 

     

    And every day you face 

    The hostile lizard brain 

    As they strive to contain 

    The world in a zero sum game 

     

    And over the wall 

    The Horizon of Hope 

    Still calls you on 

    To a new all-time low... 

     

    And over the wall 

    The Horizon of Hope 

    Still calls you on 

    Through this new all-time low... 

     

    Horizon of Hope 

    Still calls you on

  • 01:03 Lyrics
    See You in the Funny Papers

    See You in the Funny Papers (Ian Roure)

    Saw you in the early days in your gaudy glory
    A clownish cad about the town
    Bullshit rich and horny

    Saw you rising up in the headlines 
    Your churlish ways attracting the spotlight

    Agenda angrier and mean
    Demeanor scarier to see
    You thought the world would simply bend and bow...
    But I see you in the Funny Papers now...
    See you in the Funny Papers
    See you in the Funny Papers
    See you in the Funny Papers
    See you in the Funny Papers now!

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Lo Fi guitar pop & rock with psychedelic & folk-ish tendencies by Ian and Liza Roure 

"Ray Davies channeled through the prism of peak-era, mid-90s Blur...""Majestically Jangly"“Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny”- New York Music Daily

Lucid Culture says "a missing link between Ray Davies & Robyn Hitchcock"

 

See also Tracy Island:

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