Abridgement

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1.
My Heart 05:02
I saw you walking through the open door There you were, you could hide no more I waited long for this day to come To embrace me like the morning sun You never left even though you'd gone I heard your voice many times before Soft spoken in a time of war You calmed me down and I’d cry no more My heart was dead on Always knew you’d see me home My heart, it knows Your soul will always lead me on You always knew how to take a stand To moderate like Superman You mesmerize me with your haunting smile And stupefy me with your commending style You paralyze me as you read my mind And hypnotize me with your magic bind Your signals beam like a satellite They shudder deep and mystify My heart was dead on Always knew you’d see me home My heart, it knows Your soul will always lead me on My heart was dead on It always knew you’d see me home My heart, it knows Your soul will always lead me on
2.
Everything gone I’m feeling the blank dimension That needs to be filled With the choice of life that appeals to me Singing a song About my conciliation With me in the past And the brand new man that I want to be I know that I can prove it again I know that I can groove it again I know that I can do it again I know it I know it I know it It’s all I need to know As I greet the dawn I’m waking tall and strong Yes, my heart’s at ease Having found the peace I’m cured from all the wrong I’m not alone In sharing this new direction As if I’m reborn I engage in this, which belongs to me Sensing the tone Of newly revealed vibrations Grateful and sound I’m burgeoning like an almond tree I know that I have found me again I know that I have caught me again I know that I have got me again I know it I know it I know it Can you feel my beat? Running down the street I’m flying like a kite By the almond trees Curving like the breeze I’m soaring fast and high Can you see me thrive? Getting back to life Set free from letting go Swimming in the stream Following my dream As I did once long ago
3.
Calma Calma 04:05
I met a man who told me how to measure All the precious treasure we enjoy Each and every day Each and every day He told me "Hey, young fellow with the smart sombrero Running through the yellow, don't you ever forget Life's a holiday Celebrate It" And on the other side there's a fine magician Juggling, shuffling, yearning recognition Will it ever come? Will it ever come? Sometimes you throw just once and get the double sixes And other times you reach the end of the line (and) Throw it all away Throw it all away Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma No matter how important or demanding All of these things are anchors on our ankles What've we become? What've we become? How many times I see me pass right by me Coming and going but where is it at? Come and have a look Come and have a look Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma And every time I feel condescending Full of pride and arrogance, oh so trendy I shut my mouth and bite my tongue Instead I power up and grab a microphone I got my record player spinning Joy Division Turn my back to my big mother fucking television It shakes me up and sets me straight Crocodile Dundee is no longer my mate Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey Calma, calma
4.
Selling myself into a sort of slavery All I’ve got now is this cubicle I’m told if I work twelve hours a day For prostitute’s pay, well then maybe They will put a window in my cage As if that could ever appease my rage I guess that I should act… act my age But I heard somewhere that life’s a stage Yes, life’s a stage And not a competition So print that on the front page Of the next Sunday edition I had to leave all the corporate worlds Behind in the wake of my succulent swirls Their corporate fake and material girls Just got in the way of my cutbacks and curls So I got a night job, shared a house with a slob Started bartending with Jake and Jarod Ran my own business as a daytime job Well I might con ya, but at least I don’t rob Yes, life’s a stage And not a competition So print that on the front page Of the next Sunday edition Yes, life’s a stage And not a competition So print that on the front page Of the next Sunday edition Claim half of what I make, in the cooler getting baked Take as much money as I can take From every alcoholic for alcohol’s sake Because they are the leaves and I am the rake Can I get another beer for you? Is there anything else that you’d like me to do? Should I get down and shine your shoes? Just as long as you leave me a dollar or two Yes, life’s a stage And not a competition So print that on the front page Of the next Sunday edition Yes, life’s a stage And not a competition So print that on the front page Of the next Sunday edition
5.
A younger version of me Who wasn’t completely free Invited me to see A choice I did not make And as I gazed intently Where this choice of mine had sent me I hungered for a way To bring me back that day So that I could choose again Because in this choice of mine I had left the light behind The light that made me blind To think that money matters And as I walked away The chains began to shatter But that was long ago So long ago as though I didn’t choose that choice Now I’m driving this Rolls Royce So accustomed to these chains I only feel them when it rains As the raindrops hit the pane So I hang my head in shame Oh, how wonder who’s insane Is it the beggar with his bane? Or the top hat with his cane If only I could choose again Because in this choice of mine I had left the light behind The light that made me blind To think that money matters And as I walked away These chains began to shatter
6.
So many ideas come to mind But none of them jive at this time I wonder if I am not going mad And just 'cause I do I might be right It better be true when I open my eyes Next time around I don't wanna lose sight Of what I've just found This better be good 'cause I'm not in the mood I don't wanna hear "would, should or could" I've gone all in just to see it through I've come all out for a glimpse of you It better be true when I open my eyes Next time around I don't wanna lose sight Of what I've just found I wanna be, wanna be, wanna be bound In this moment alone Frozen in time, burning inside Don't let me go Oh no, oh no I'm ten feet tall in the dancing hall Never been more self assured Stepping on clouds I can dance all night This better be true or I'll lose my mind It better be true when I open my eyes Next time around I don't wanna lose sight Of what I've just found I wanna be, wanna be, wanna be bound In this moment alone Frozen in time, burning inside Don't let me go Oh no, oh no Oh no, oh no
7.
On and On 03:46
Trembling from the moment Reaching for the red Amber orange miscreants To lead me where I’ve led Your soul was filled with laughter I saw it in your eyes My soul was filled with longing That couldn’t be denied I had to have an answer I had to know for sure If what you had to offer Could really be as pure As where your eyes were leading As where your lips would lead I stood upon the brink Of empty endless need On and on I wake up all alone And reach for the telephone To tell you there’s nothing wrong On and on I keep dreaming on Of stroking your hair again Pretending it’s just a game I thought of all the reasons Why I shouldn’t touch your lips And then I saw your face Your eyes, your breasts, your hips I knew that I had won When you didn’t pull away I knew that I had stolen And maybe now we would play Your words would win me over That subtle sexy voice With purple velvet texture Simply left me with no choice On and on I wake up all alone And reach for the telephone To tell you there’s nothing wrong On and on I keep dreaming on Of stroking your hair again Pretending it’s just a game On and on I wake up all alone And reach for the telephone To tell you there’s nothing wrong On and on I keep dreaming on Of stroking your hair again Pretending it’s just a game
8.
Hello quiet confidence, where have you been? I guess you couldn’t stick around, no you couldn’t stand the sin Old subconscious laughter, is he with you my friend? Have you been hanging out with happy beyond the rainbow’s end? I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly? We used to be a trio until you left but why? You say you were her partner, you were her right hand man But Mary Jane destroyed you like only Mary can She made you lose your car keys, forget your master plan She burned away the world while you held it in your hand But what about the good times, the times she made us laugh? She’d help us feel music and dissipate our wrath Come on now my quiet confidence, Mary’s not all bad Some of the times I spent with Mary were the best I ever had I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly? We used to be a trio until you left but why? I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly? We used to be a trio until you left but why? Sure she makes me sleepy, but only when I’m tired I’d rather be irie, than continuously wired More mellow than the fiends I’ve seen society has sired The only reason most don’t burn is fear of getting fired You say when Mary’s with you everything is cool But when she starts to leave she leaves you feeling like a fool She smothers your ambition and slowly starts to rule Your every waking moment and you’re more than just a tool I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly? We used to be a trio until you left but why? I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly? We used to be a trio until you left but why? I’m glad you came to visit I’m glad you came to visit I’m glad you came to visit I’m glad you came to visit I’m glad you came to visit, thanks for stopping by What’s that, you say you’re leaving because I’m getting high Why can’t you hang with Mary Jane, she’s really kind of fly? We used to be a trio until you left but why?
9.
You gotta cut me loose It's time I break the news Can't you see I'm not amused? I'm about to blow a fuse This time I got it right I've been at it throughout the night I must put it to the test Gotta bust it out of my chest Madness is my home Cos I am a mathematician Madness is my home Because I know its definition Madness is my home When I turn on the ignition Madness is my home That's where I breakthrough with ambition We're running out of time I can't say I'm doin' fine I think I'm losing my mind All I got down is my rhyme The numbers just don't add (up) And I am turning rad (ha) How long do you think we got Before this world breaks in half Madness is my home Cos I am a mathematician Madness is my home Because I know its definition Madness is my home When I turn on the ignition Madness is my home That's where I breakthrough with ambition
10.
Digging deep into my bag of bullshit I realize I’m just a man An animal evolving faster Than evolution’s original plan Money makes, makes me happy Twenty dollars for a tan NASA bought, bought the moon And the moon men they all ran Next week we’ll lasso Mars Incorporate the stars Every night we all get wasted At hip new Martian bars We are so, so complex We even pay for sex It is easier than marriage To generation X It is time for you to make a decision Take a step back from your television Don’t just be another paranoid pigeon How many wars in the name of religion? The atheists’ greatest fear Is the possible power of prayer So I’ll pray for their souls And give them all a scare My favourite part of being Is the beauty that I’m seeing When I look at waves and trees Every envious evil flees Magic floats, floats in dreams And I can move the world The only thing that I need is An electronic girl So now I have, have to heave This final thought at you If in something you believe It just might make it true It is time for you to make a decision Take a step back from your television Don’t just be another paranoid pigeon How many wars in the name of religion? It is time for you to make a decision Take a step back from your television Don’t just be another paranoid pigeon How many wars in the name of religion?
11.
You can ignore me but the more you do The more I’ll keep on getting up so it’s understood I’ve come a long way to tell the tale For this life is truly meant for living, and not for rent or sale The more I know the less I see How logic shakes hands with reason while they disagree Is this the path I chose or did it choose me? I feel blinded by the obvious, so please help me be Ordinary life - undisputed master of will Herd us down the hill, spin us like a ball Till we give in The more I see the more I wish There was more than what I care to see inside my dish I wake at night and I can’t fall asleep So I carry on sleepwalking as I drag my feet Ordinary life - undisputed master of will Herd us down the hill, spin us like a ball Till we give in Ordinary life - it knows how to keep us at bay Feed us just enough, spoil us just a bit And tuck us in bed
12.
Each time I turn around Hoping you will be behind The empty room keeps laughing at me Break down, hit the ground My mind has locked me out And I just can't keep it real Right on, gotta move on Pick myself by the ropes Shine my shoes and get some new clothes Deadlock - bust it up New start, gotta crank it up There will be no more messing around Tell me off Let me down Brush me off Sell me out But don't twist my mind Set me up Turn me in Shut me up Kick me out But don't twist my mind Step up, pick it up Never mind we messed it up Look at me I'm ready to dance A time bomb or sweet romance come closer and take a chance No matter if it makes no sense Come on, just once more Buckle up, it is time to go Rack 'em up this time it's for real Head on, fear no more Stand tall, the game is on Sometimes you gotta crash to break free Tell me off Let me down Brush me off Sell me out But don't twist my mind Set me up Turn me in Shut me up Kick me out But don't twist my mind
13.
Win Win Win 03:46
Words can’t go where I’ve just been Bought me a book about a fallen friend I learned of Satan’s origin Hanging in hell about a half past ten Demon tried to con me, sell me a sin A potion of control over mortal men As a matter of fact, I’ve got plenty of Zen But I’ll take two sins, you got change for a ten? Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole now Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole now Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole Sit right back and watch the world pretend That the meaning of life is to win, win, win And heaven knows where Satan has been So wash your hands before you eat with him But that was then, way back when The sword was so much mightier than the pen I’m a fisher of men every now and then No, Daniel didn’t die in the Lion’s den Can you conceive of what he believed in? Is there more to life than a long weekend? A world devoid of all gentlemen Is a land that man has wandered within Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole now Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole now Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole Sit right back and watch the world pretend That the meaning of life is to win, win, win And heaven knows where Satan has been So wash your hands before you eat with him Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole now Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole now Messed up, drawn out Running back to my hole
14.
I opened my eyes Not knowing where I am Tickled my body As if it were someone else Whatever I knew Seems rather useless now And what I did not Is what I wish I had found It boggles my mind each and every day So many ways to throw your life away Beauty is whole with no boundaries Yet so many fail, just fail to see Boldness directs me Daring into the dark While wisdom betrays me Quietly in the back The moments are passing Ever so very so fast And I skip a few Although I am keeping track It boggles my mind each and every day So many ways to throw your life away Beauty is whole with no boundaries Yet so many fail, they just fail to see I wish I could turn it I wish I could hit rewind Go back to the start And press play again I’d take every moment And hold it with tenderness Reminding my senses How I’ve been blessed It boggles my mind each and every day So many ways to throw your life away Beauty is whole with no boundaries Yet so many fail, just fail to see It boggles my mind each and every day So many ways to throw your life away Beauty is whole with no boundaries Yet so many fail, they just fail to see
15.
Tic-toc, clic-clac… clock hands moving like a picture Flip-flop, hip-hop, foxtrot… pepper to the mixture Just shake it Don't fake it We're junkies of the rhythm Don't fake it Just shake it We're junkies of the rhythm Just like always you make a very tall impression And I glide like a kite, never felt more alive Just shake it Don't fake it We're junkies of the rhythm Don't fake it Just shake it We're junkies of the rhythm Flying bits of crass and nasty information You're hot and fuming - so compelled to say "correction", Your Honour You see right through me and you freeze me with obsession And I glide like a kite, never felt more alive Just shake it Don't fake it We're junkies of the rhythm Don't fake it Just shake it We're junkies of the rhythm Just shake it Don't fake it We're junkies of the rhythm Just shake it Don't fake it We're junkies of the rhythm Just shake it Don't fake it We're junkies of the rhythm Just shake it Don't fake it We're junkies of the rhythm And I glide like a kite, never felt more alive

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(Compilation featuring all singles from 2014 to 2018)

“Because You Never Know How Much Time You Have Left”

Prolific Bulgarian/Canadian artist Krassy Halatchev (Icicle) is back with a "Best Of’ compilation of his past five albums.
He reassures us he has 5 more in the pipeline and that we should look forward to a new release as early as March 2019.

Icicle has been producing music since before defecting from the repressive communist regime of Bulgaria, first with The Clouds, then with several other successful outfits before settling into his true passion solo project in 2013.

Abridgement is a collection of his most popular tracks as well as some personal favourites he feels strongly about. One track, Calma Calma, alone has already had over 7 million plays on SoundCloud.
If you aren’t already familiar with Icicle’s music, this is a perfect intro to the bouncy Rock/Pop/Funk/Soul/New Wave creations sampled here.
A musical adventure displaying the craft honed over years of dedication to his calling, Halatchev is not alone in this artistic endeavour. Main collaborators are Floridian poet Joel Jenkins (lyrics), Eric Willis (guitars) and Antonia Gueorguieva (lyrics), who also happens to be Krassy’s partner and acknowledged better half.

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released November 3, 2018

Laurie Gordon (vocals). Joel Jenkins (lyrics), Antonia George (lyrics)

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Icicle Montreal, Québec

A zealous bass player, soulful singer and a talented composer, Krassy Halatchev (Icicle) has 15 full-length albums under his belt, summarizing those of the 90’s psychedelic rock group The Clouds and those of the alternative/indie band Chiwawa.
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