Ever seen a match burn twice? (Album)

by Calico Jak

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1.
02:53
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
2.
03:01
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
3.
03:36
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
4.
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
5.
02:53
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
6.
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
7.
03:45
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
8.
04:10
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
9.
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…
10.
04:59
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
11.
04:29
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
12.
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

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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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