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Unreliable Existence

by Kattalax

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1.
I need a quick and clean high A little thing to get by It doesn’t have to be strong It doesn’t have to last long C-O-F-F-E-E-V-V Some people like to read Some people like to draw Some people like to stare They’re staring at the wall Some people like to read Some people like to draw Some people like to stare They’re staring at the wall They act in visual ways To help to get through the day They talk a lot on the phone They don’t know we're alone They act in visual ways To help to get through the day Some people like to read Some people like to draw Some people like to stare They’re staring at the wall Some people like to read Some people like to draw Some people like to stare They’re staring at the wall Some people like to read Some people like to draw Some people like to stare They’re staring at the wall Some people like to read Some people like to draw Some people like to stare They’re staring at the wall
2.
We ignore the violence All we hear is silence Compassion, understanding, empathy It’s not part of me We ignore the violence All we hear is silence Compassion, understanding, empathy It’s not part of me Round after round We’ll give it our best shot We’ll give it our best shot Place after place We've tried nothing Have we tried nothing Round after round We’ll give it our best shot We’ll give it our best shot Place after place We've tried nothing Have we tried nothing We ignore the silence All we know is violence Fear, paranoia, lunacy It’s all part of me We ignore the silence All we know is violence Fear, paranoia, lunacy It’s all part of me Round after round We’ll give it our best shot We’ll give it our best shot Place after place We've tried nothing Have we tried nothing Round after round We’ll give it our best shot We’ll give it our best shot Place after place We've tried nothing Have we tried nothing
3.
They want to graze They want to gather Technology, it doesn’t matter They have a plan They want to spread They have a choice It’s in their head Where do you go What do you see No one to blame Can’t hit for shit They don’t have issues The times have changed They have their friends Who are the same Date, shoot, miss, retrieve Date, miss, again, believe They don’t have issues The times have changed They have their friends Who are the same They don’t have issues The times have changed They have their friends Who are the same Where do you go What do you see No one to blame Can’t hit for shit They don’t have issues The times have changed They have their friends Who are the same Date, shoot, miss, retrieve Date, miss, again, believe They don’t have issues The times have changed They have their friends Who are the same They don’t have issues The times have changed They have their friends Who are the same
4.
They way they see it They can decide It takes a courage That we can find The type of person Is what it takes To put it out there For publics' sake It can change the way it’s combined The way it's combined The teachers left the problems behind The problems behind It can change the way it’s combined The way it's combined The teachers left the problems behind The problems behind You judge from afar Without knowing who you really are There are things you will not learn If you only make right turns They put it out there They're telling lies With hidden faces We know the kind It’s not a secret It’s not a fake It’s not a cover They’re not awake It can change the way it’s combined The way it's combined The teachers left the problems behind The problems behind
5.
Time is getting shorter Age is just a number Rhythm is out of balance Machines are getting stronger Virtual sound Virtual play Virtual band Virtual pay Virtual sound Virtual play Virtual band Virtual pay Exposure is for empty spaces Exposure is for time that is wasted Exposure is for empty spaces Exposure is for time that is wasted Screens are getting larger Cages are getting smaller Compassion is out the window Bands are in the thousands Virtual sound Virtual play Virtual band Virtual pay Virtual sound Virtual play Virtual band Virtual pay Exposure is for empty spaces Exposure is for time that is wasted Exposure is for empty spaces Exposure is for time that is wasted
6.
Immigration 03:57
Quiet, to himself. The little hesitant boy Youngest of the three, so often carried around Misplaced, gone around. A new place to be Different, start again. Still the mysterious one Quiet, to himself. The little hesitant boy Youngest of the three, so often carried around It’s just a problem to see Not just a problem with me A situation to end The immigration begins Just a problem to see Not just a problem with me A situation to end The immigration begins Drive to work in the silence Focus on the sounds Driving home in the silence Listen to the humming Please don’t do that Active, at a time. The shifting moments of joy Youngest of the four, not always making a sound Here now, been around. Another place to see Winter, try again. Another moment of zen It’s just a problem to see Not just a problem with me A situation to end The immigration begins Just a problem to see Not just a problem with me A situation to end The immigration begins
7.
Day Off 03:28
Snow, closed Things to talk about Yes, me Words to talk about Snow, closed Things to talk about Yes, me Words to talk about Cold, quiet, tired, clean No pants lying on the floor All the mammals gather around me Not able to bring me some coffee Cold, quiet, tired, clean No pants lying on the floor All the mammals gather around me Not able to bring me some coffee Snow, closed Things to talk about Yes, me Words to talk about Snow, closed Things to talk about Yes, me Words to talk about Cold, tired, quiet, clean Cold water pouring on the floor All the neighbors screaming around me Staring at the bug on the ceiling Cold, tired, quiet, clean Cold water pouring on the floor All the neighbors screaming around me Staring at the bug on the ceiling Why don’t they want to see No pants lying on the floor Why don’t they want to be No chance that I’ll answer the door Why don’t they want to see All quiet, expecting the same Why don’t they want to see Blinds closed not part of the shame Why don’t they want to see No pants lying on the floor Why don’t they want to be No chance that I’ll answer the door Why don’t they want to see All quiet, expecting the same Why don’t they want to see Blinds closed not part of the shame Snow, closed Things to talk about Yes, me Words to talk about
8.
Happy Idiot 03:31
He smokes a cigarette and drives a moped He does the opposite of what his friend said He doesn’t wear pants and he carries a blanket He has a few bucks that he thinks that he’s saving Is it okay if he lives his life Is it okay if he has no wife What will they say if he does his own thing What will they say if he can’t really sing Is it okay if he lives his life Is it okay if he has no wife What will they say if he does his own thing What will they say if he can’t really sing He wants to get a drink but he's trying to behave It’s only three weeks since he was last paid He tries to finish things but it’s down to the wire Most of his mates have already been fired Is it okay if he lives his life Is it okay if he has no wife What will they say if he does his own thing What will they say if he can’t really sing Is it okay if he lives his life Is it okay if he has no wife What will they say if he does his own thing What will they say if he can’t really sing
9.
Cleaning off the menus Wiping down the chairs Pretending not to notice While everyone starts to stare They know We’ll see They’ll find That it’s not clean They can’t They’ll leave Unclean What can’t be seen When they walk in they will know just what to do They don’t care what they think they will do with you Down with the good Blaming the bad Containing the weak Don’t know what they had Bad for the kids Bad for the staff Bad for the folks who try not to laugh
10.
It’s been eighty days since the last incident Nobody knows where the old models went Turn a knob, flip a switch and somebody starts a fire They say the shift won’t end because nobody gets tired Every part has a theme song Every turn is a win They say we can’t go outside because nobody has any skin Every part has a theme song Every turn is a win They say we can’t go outside because nobody has any skin We know the smoking court is made of squares We know the smoking court can be anywhere We know the smoking court is made of squares We know the smoking court can be anywhere It’s been zero days since the last incident All units down after the last message sent Turn a knob, flip a switch and somebody douse the fire It’s time for the shift to end, it’s time to be retired Every part has a theme song Every turn is a win They say we can’t go out side because nobody has any skin Every part has a theme song Every turn is a win They say we can’t go out side because nobody has any skin We know the smoking court is made of squares We know the smoking court can be anywhere We know the smoking court is made of squares We know the smoking court can be anywhere

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2nd full-length album by the Raleigh-Durham, NC electronic duo, Kattalax

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released April 22, 2020

All songs written, performed and produced by Kattalax
Mastered by Greg Elkins
Photography and graphic design by Wayne Leechford
Kattalax logo by Daniel Gallant

Paul Gallant - vocals, lyrics, vocoder, Monotron, drama cymbal, bass harmonica, music producer
Wayne Leechford - music, music producer, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, Theremini, Septavox, Artiphon Instrument 1, keyboards
Bryan McCune - cornet on "Let's Try Nothing"

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Kattalax Raleigh, North Carolina

Kattalax is an electronic duo from Raleigh-Durham, NC, USA. Wayne Leechford and Paul Gallant.

“Vocoder-heavy conceptual lyrics, unusual instruments and driven by electronic beats. What results is a richly-textured ride, guided by two staples of the Triangle music scene.” -The Triangle Guide
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