Ever seen a match burn twice? (Album)

by Calico Jak

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Ever seen a match burn twice?

A nasty little trick.

To perform, you will need:
1) Matches
2) An unwitting volunteer

Procedure:
Ask the volunteer if they've ever seen a match burn twice. When they answer in the negative - light a match. The match has now burned for the first time. Blow out the match, then quickly jam the still hot end of the match into the unwitting volunteer's arm or other piece of exposed skin. The match has now burned twice.

Ever seen a match burn twice? - The debut album from Calico Jak features songs of lust, frustration, betrayal, and suspicion and all of the other the consequences of life's nasty little tricks.

Download version of the album also includes artwork, bonus Live tracks featuring Jack Cawley, Dáire Lynch and Ross McMahon.

Also included is the fantastic video for Vampire Love, directed by John Mulvaney and Niall O'Byrne of Deadlight Film.

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released January 4, 2010

All tracks written and performed by Eoin Mac Ionmhain.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jack Cawley and Eoin Mac Ionmhain

Additional Guitar on Ever seen a match burn twice? by Jack Cawley

Artwork by Kevin Ayres and Eoin Mac Ionmhain

Photography by Mark Duggan www.whitenoisevisuals.com

Disc and Disc Tray Photograph by Sarah Durkin

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Calico Jak Baile Átha Cliath, Ireland

Calico Jak is a musical project of Eoin Mac Ionmhain, sometimes solo, sometimes in collaboration with likeminded folk.

Eoin's releases as Calico Jak are roughly split into two categories - song based releases are released as Calico Jak. The ambient/soundscape/instrumental/soundtrack side of Eoin's work is released as calicojak.
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Track Name: Blurry
One eye closed
And one eye opened
Covered in sand
All weighed down

It ends too soon
Always too soon
Ends too soon
Always too soon

Blurred out now
Blurred out for good
Don’t make it stop
At least for a while

It ends too soon
Always too soon
Ends too soon
Always too soon
Track Name: Shaving cut
It’s just another little cut
Another nick on my neck
Another little tissue
Stuck with blood to my face
Another sting
Another sting in the tail
Another drop
Another drop of blood

But it’s adding up
It’s adding up

Is this another drinking game
Another little diversion for you
Another failure for you, for me
Or is it
Another sting
Another sting in the tail
Another drop
Another drop of blood

And it’s adding up
It’s adding up

I’ve had a
I’ve had enough
Track Name: Vampire love
Clean your eyes
Tie it up
Clean your eyes
Tie it up
Cotton wool
Vinegar
Smirking, Smoking
Never sure

Stuck in a rut
I have cut

Clean your eyes
Tie it up
Track Name: I did it again
Close your eyes
It’s not real
Is it starting again?

Tried 5 times
You don’t pick up
This must be the end

A breath and a click
Is all is on the tape
A click and a bang
Is all it’s gonna take

You made me do it
You, you made me do it

I’ll have to erase
The tape when you’re gone

Don’t say it’s my fault
It’s your fault
Don’t say it’s my fault
It’s your fault
Oh no, it’s over, over
Oh, oh no, it’s over, over
Track Name: LosMmt2s
Oh dear
What can the matter be?
Eveything is like
It was before

Compel
I’ve only got one soul left to sell
Compel
Guess I’m gonna have to go to hell

She’s got the devil
Standing in her eyes
Everything is like
It was before

Compel
I’ve only got one soul left to sell
Compel
Guess I’m gonna have to go to hell

Lack of sex made me turn to Satan
I gave Jesus a try
But got tired of waiting
Oh

I’m going blind
It’s such a distraction
All I need
Is some fucking action

All I need
Track Name: Ever seen a match burn twice?
Never forget a face
Never forget a kiss
Never forget an insult
Never forget my place

I’ll never forget who you are
And what you did to me
Track Name: Holding on
No need
No need to make a sound
You are all around
I lie back in my seat, quiet

Close your eyes and smile
Take hold of my hand
Close my eyes and smile
It just took a while
Baby’s hair is falling down
Her skin is soft and sweet
I lie back in my seat, quiet

Close your eyes and smile
Take hold of my hand
Close my eyes and smile
It just took a while

Holdin on, holdin on to you
Track Name: Tore down
Time to surrender
Don’t do things by half
Time to let go of it all
Don’t do things by half

Burn all your idols
Burn the book of rules
Burn all your bodies
Burn the book of rules

Now that I’m tore down
I’ll have to build another me
Track Name: Little Miss Mary
Sweet
Barely eighteen
You know what I mean
Why must you keep on
Teasing me
Smile into the lens
It’s all pretend
There’s nothing sleazy
Do just what I say
We’ll all get it off
Uh huh, Ok?
Do just what I say
I’ll come back again
Cos it’s so easy

Little Miss Mary
Quite Contrary
Where did your smile go?
Little Miss Honey
Took my money
Thinks that I don’t know
Little Miss Sugar
Blew my cover
Make me feel so…
Little Miss Sarah
I can’t bear her
Makes me wanna go…

Baby it’s a shame
It’s not your real name
That you’re going by here
Wish that you were here
Or I was there
Or that I was somewhere
Do just what I say
We’ll all get it off
Uh huh, Ok?
Skip on
To the next scene
Watching the screen
Ooh baby

Little Miss Mary
Quite Contrary
Where did your smile go?
Little Miss Honey
Took my money
Thinks that I don’t know
Little Miss Sugar
Blew my cover
Make me feel so…
Little Miss Sarah
I can’t bear her
I just gotta go…
Track Name: Lullaby
I’m stuck outside now
Up on the roof
The city’s all flooded now
So glad I’m bulletproof

A green dog bites me
I can’t shake him off
The shunting yard
Smells diesel
I can’t wash it off

And bring me a bottle
And a neckbrace
And a girl in a corset
That I can unlace
And spike my drink
With something good
She doesn’t talk
I wish she would

And hush little baby
Don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna sing you
A lullaby
Hush little darling
Don’t say a word
Mama’s gonna buy you
A mocking bird
Hush little baby
Don’t you cry
Hush little darling
Don’t say a word
Mama’s gonna buy you
A diamond ring
Mama’s gonna buy you
Everything
Track Name: Glitter down
Glitter down
Like a fallen jewel
You can treat me
As your fool
It’s all empty
It’s all gone

All my friends
Watched me burn
Stood in line
To take a turn
Dancing round
The flaming pyre

Try it over again
Track Name: You're not the one
You’re not the one
You’re not the one

I’ll take you home
At the time
It’ll seem like
The thing to do
But I’ll know
That it shouldn’t
Shouldn’t be you

You’re not the one
You’re not the one

I’ll call you up
A little bit
The worse for wear
And you’ll come
Even though you know
That tomorrow
I won’t seem to care

Cos you’re not the one
You’re not the one
For me