Sounds & Words

Spray Tan Apocalypse (the single)

by Dada Paradox

Released 08/10/2017
Dent Resistant
Released 08/10/2017
Dent Resistant
Spray Tan Apocalypse with King of the Past: recent political events illuminated with Jangle, wit & harmonies...
  • 03:28 Lyrics
    Spray Tan Apocalypse

    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!

  • 02:46 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 colors 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 you 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 (King of the Past) 
    Here’s your black and white world (King of the Past) 
    Here’s your black and white world

NOTES
Thoughts on some 2016 political events delivered with jangle, wit and sideways hooks...

Progressive Retro-Pop: music inspired by 60s & 70s psychedelic pop, rock & folk mixed with lyrical barbs, irony and unexpected twists in song form, melody & subject matter.

"Dada Paradox is like a mashup of The Kinks, The Byrds and The Who" - Gabrielle Azi, Songladder

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

 

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