Resurgence

by Icicle

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1.
Ice Storm 00:51
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As I look at the clock, it’s a quarter to four I put on my uniform and head for the door I stop by the bong and take a deep puff Then I hit another cause one is not enough Now I’m running and screaming down A1A I pass the bus in the left hand lane Shout at the tourists to get out of my way This fucking job is driving me insane My current speed is right at 83 Here goes my contribution to society My current speed is right at 83 Here goes my contribution to society Ever think that maybe I’m alive? Then why the hell won’t you just leave a five? I’m your prostitute not your fucking slave The difference is - prostitutes get paid No, I don’t want to serve you your big fried shrimp I’m your waiter not your fucking gimp Who the hell do you think you’re whistling at? Eat your clam strips - make you big and fat What’s your early big special, my forks got a spot Where’s my tartar sauce, my coffee’s not hot Can we get a booth, can we get more bread How ‘bout a nice fresh kick in the head My dinner count is right at 63 That’s my big contribution to society My dinner count is right at 63 That’s my big contribution to society Ever think that maybe I’m alive? Then why the hell won’t you just leave a five? I’m your prostitute not your fucking slave The difference is - prostitutes get paid I try to clock in but I can’t find my time card It was right here last night it shouldn’t be that hard Here it is on the floor all sticky and sour I punch in so I can make two dollars an hour I pick my section, I’m stuck in the back room Ten sauce trays to fill, got to wash my shirt soon First table of mine is anxious to meet me Cause they’re in a big rush and they want some sweet tea! Next table of mine is down on vacation They have come here from Georgia to see Disney’s great nation They’ve got plenty of money but they need it for later So you know that their plan is to just stiff their waiter Last table of the night comes in right at ten They stay until midnight and leave five percent My dinner count is right at 43 That’s my big contribution to society My dinner count is right at 43 That’s my big contribution to society Ever think that maybe I’m alive? Then why the hell won’t you just leave a five? I’m your prostitute not your fucking slave The difference is - prostitutes get paid Ever think that maybe I’m alive? Then why the hell won’t you just leave a five? I’m your prostitute not your fucking slave The difference is - prostitutes get paid
3.
Sycophant kisses, unfulfilled wishes Stacks of dirty dishes, a miss but no misses As these shackles tighten tighter I’d like to be inside her Like a lover not a fighter, once was I much brighter But now I’m just a fraction of the man I used to be Like a leaf upon a branch when I used to be the tree So the spirits gave me life but nothing comes for free And the only one to blame is my complacency So I sit here with my pencil and slowly start to stencil Each word upon this page to pacify my rage When I was just a kid I thought that I would rid The world of every evil, a champion of the people Now I’m rich, just not alive, I guess I thought That there'd be more than a nightly stop at the liquor store So barkeep, pour a shot for me And pour one more for complacency My complacency and me Exercise futility So don’t expect me to set you free From your apathy My complacency and me Exercise futility So don’t expect me to set you free From your apathy Ashes on the finest floors Wishes lost in the deepest drawers I know somehow there’s got to be more Than sycophant kisses and unfulfilled wishes Nobody ever misses the poorest of the poor When it’s time to meet your maker will money keep the score? Cause hell is full of heroes who died with seven zeroes Attached to their names like a two bit whore My complacency and me Exercise futility So don’t expect me to set you free From your apathy My complacency and me Exercise futility So don’t expect me to set you free From your apathy And when you're overcome by the sadness of society You can take comfort in complacency And when you figure out foundation is a fallacy You can take comfort in complacency And when they proclaim their perfect life of piety You can take comfort in complacency
 And when you realize money won’t set you free At least you’ve got your complacency
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I wish I could say your words don’t affect me I wish I could say the things that you do Don’t make me feel like a rose without petals I wish that I could but that isn’t true I wish for a path that could lead me past it I wish for a mantra to help me move on I wish every day that I didn’t feel like Your valiant expendable passionate pawn I wish for your kiss to be perfected passion I wish for your touch to be subtle yet bold I wish for your lips, a magnetic attraction To mine as we find how to have and to hold I wish when you see me inside you would tremble And think to yourself of the last time we touched I wish that the skin on your body would tingle Where I touched you last for meaning so much But my lamp isn’t magic And my Genie has retired And these wishes are just not coming true So I guess I’ll have to leave all the wishing to you Yes, my lamp isn’t magic And my Genie has retired And these wishes are just not coming true So I guess I’ll have to leave all the wishing to you
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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
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Catch Me 03:55
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I have dreams that range far away from this place I have dreams that range far away from here I have future plans to liberate the loveless But for now I think I’ll just have another beer So share this drink with me, we’ll talk about the Martians And their philosophies… What’s your deepest fear? Face mortality while going through the motions Leave a legacy or fade and disappear And we’ll roll up the clouds and use them as a pillow We’ll roll up the clouds and sleep upon the sky We’ll have a front row seat, to an exploding supernova Enter my fantasy and I’ll teach you how to fly Do you remember me, we were lovers in a past life Now won’t you dance with me, let me get lost in your eyes Your beauty’s much too deep, to keep within a diamond Do you dare to follow me, let me lead you to the light Is it our destiny, to meet beside the ocean? Our insanity to run naked in the night Such a long, long journey keep searching for a soul mate To come and set me free and make everything all right And we’ll roll up the clouds and use them as a pillow We’ll roll up the clouds and sleep upon the sky We’ll have a front row seat, to an exploding supernova Enter my fantasy and I’ll teach you how to fly And we’ll roll up the clouds and use them as a pillow We’ll roll up the clouds and sleep upon the sky We’ll have a front row seat, to an exploding supernova Enter my fantasy and I’ll teach you how to fly
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Hypothetically speaking of course Let’s say I’m riding a magical horse Through purple mountains majesty Across the fruited plains I come upon a rainbow marsh With whites so white and shades so harsh I drink the rooted rains Looking to the east I see Through tangled, mangled canopy A stairway to the stars, so spiraled spindly Green and gently I rise above the rust I see so far, I see forever I reach the top and pull the lever And descend into the dungeon These bars can’t hold me, my mind - it molds me And I’m outside looking in I wonder, wonder cast asunder My multitude of sins And if you glance these green blue eyes I’ll make of you my friend, a hand to lend That I could somehow simply send Through purple mountains, fruited plains A rainbow marsh with whites so white And shades so harsh Up the stairs and through the years Until eternity’s end And there I’ll stand with sword in hand Prepared to meet my maker And as I gaze into her eyes I’ll take her hand and take her… To the other side of time
10.
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
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What I wanna know is how you manage To carry on as if you’re always right Time and time again you have your baggage Weighing heavily on someone’s back Do you ever think that you could break it? Does it cross your mind that I could snap? Or do you simply think that I will take it Just as long as I do not fight back From what I know this too won’t stick against you This much I know - I’ll end up fully taking all the blame I’ve seen it all - ugly scenes and nasty tantrums I want it all to disappear fast and far away What I want to do is to forget you As if you were a sting I barely felt And to exhale this smoke that nearly had me And fill with oxygen my broken heart I know this day will come as sure as daylight I know it will reveal some sound insight And I’ll be sure to pray for your cold eyes To open up at once and find your way I know this day will come and sweep you off your rails I know it well because I have been through it in my own way You need to know that when it comes it will possess you Until it … and sets your spirit free You know, you know it was wrong To throw me into a dead whole I know you know it too Deep inside your bones From what I know this too won’t stick against you This much I know - I’ll end up fully taking all the blame I’ve seen it all - ugly scenes and nasty tantrums I want it all to disappear fast and far away I know this day will come and sweep you off your rails I know it well because I have been through it in my own way You need to know that when it comes it will possess you Until it shakes you up and sets your spirit free
12.
Conforming mobs of acronyms That reign where I’m employed Put on a show of decadence That all the ants enjoyed To this world I bid goodbye It’s time for me to go and fly To the Earth I say hello Teach me how to give and grow Grow so large I touch the sky An answer to the question why Lies within those waves that sow The peace that only then I know The sunset winks at me and smiles And points me toward the millionth mile Now as I walk away I turn And wonder if they’ll ever learn That slaves existed all the while In mirrors where they checked their style In me there’s something else that yearns To close the door cause courts adjourned To find a place behind the ferns To walk away and watch it burn To find a place behind the ferns To walk away and watch it burn Grow so large I touch the sky An answer to the question why Lies within those waves that sow The peace that only then I know Grow so large I touch the sky An answer to the question why Lies within those waves that sow The peace that only then I know
13.
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

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Krassy Halatchev, a familiar face in the Canadain music scene, lays new ground as Icicle with Resurgence, (released September 21, 2014). The solo debut contains entirely original and personal compositions. It bounces between rock and pop. It is both accessible and innovative yet open and defiant. Bright and multi-layered sounds fill the 51-minute album, created during an exceptionally intense period for the artist.

Halatchev has charmed Canadian and international audiences for over two decades following his defection from communist Bulgaria with the band The Clouds.
From 1996 to 2012, he was a core member of the Montreal-based band Chiwawa – a group that had some success touring as well as collaborating on various film and video projects.

While Resurgence marks his first solo album, his collaborative spirit brought him together with Florida based poet Joel Jenkins who wrote lyrics for many of the songs. The merging of the cultural and expressive styles has brought forward a work that is both unique yet familiar. “Morning Bells”, the album’s second single and closing track, draws on a text by Halatchev’s partner Antonia Gueorguieva.

More information on Icicle is available online at Herd Records’ website.

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released September 21, 2014

Eric Willis (keyboards), 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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