Theorems

by Icicle

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Queue Me 03:42
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As I begin my ascension Into this desperate dimension I realize I’m not alone I’m surrounded with clowns With ruby red frowns Frightened by their terrorizing tone They’re chanting a chant And I know that I can’t Escape them, I’m chilled to the bone They start pressing forward And pushing me toward A cross I cannot condone But I dare not fight back Now my body’s gone slack Then as one they all start Start to moan They’re feeding on me My fresh energy Is being sucked out of me violently I reach for my sword For strength I implore From a God who’s far out of sight But my sword isn’t there And I don’t seem to care ‘Cause I can’t find a reason to fight The angels forgot how to fly The angels forgot how to fly Once I was a soul Who was pure rock and roll Determined to do what was right Once what was pure Is now so obscure Only money is equal to might And what could have been warriors Are now victims and voyeurs And lawyers of average height In stories of dragons And rose covered wagons Lies society’s same alibi The angels forgot how to fly The angels forgot how to fly But the clowns rule the towns And the drugs all surround The diamonds all destined to die Without breaking the chains They struggle in vain And search for their next humble high While the crooks with their crimes And the poets lost rhymes Seek the answer to why These souls without sins These fairytale men Left us here with this knot to untie The angels forgot how to fly The angels forgot how to fly The angels forgot how to fly The angels forgot how to fly As I end my ascension From that desperate dimension I look around and heave a deep sigh As I end my ascension From that desperate dimension I look around and heave a great sigh The angels forgot how to fly For once what was great is now a world full of hate The angels forgot how to fly For once what was great is now a world full of hate The angels forgot how to fly For once what was great is now a world full of hate The angels forgot how to fly For once what was great is now a world full of hate
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You can only hide for so long When deep down you know you got it wrong It'll never just fade away You know you can't escape what lies ahead Like a sappy movie you can't forget Like a photograph that gets you upset Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart It'll always be with you along the way Go on now and open your eyes You can see right through their disguise All the rules now seem so insane Like a silly little game they had you play Like a sad song you wish you never heard Like a lesson you wish you never learned Like inception carving through your mind Where can you hide? Where can you hide? Like a sappy movie you can't forget Like a photograph that makes you upset Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart Like a dream that always comes and never leaves Turn it inside out and see it heal Blooming hearts in strawberry fields Coming out of every pore of life Mesmerized and real… How does it feel? Like a potent gust of oxygen and flair Like phantom power sprung from nowhere Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart Like a chapter in a book you wish you wrote Like a second chance that came your way Like that moment when you blushed and looked away Like the first kiss in your life that left a tattoo 'cross your heart Like the dream you caught and held in your hands
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Sweet baby Jesus! Look what you’ve done The house is on fire, the dog’s on the run And I’m all tied up, broken and torn For God’s sake woman, just let me go! The way you rumble, you’ll never be free Just look in the mirror and tell me what you see Is it you or is it him with whom you’ve made a pact You’ve got to get it together and realize the fact It tires me out watching you try Pulling me down with all of your might When all I can see is That time is not on your side The more I ponder the more I begin To understand what a fool I have been It makes me rattle down to the core To think that it was only you I adored How can’t you fathom what you have wrecked Now that you’re all alone out on the deck But it matters not to me now that you’re gone I’m free as a bird, I’m gonna fly back home It tires me out watching you try Pulling me down with all of your might When all I can see is That time is not on your side It tires me out watching you try Dragging me down with all that you got When all that I see is That time is not on your side It tires me out watching you try Pulling me down with all of your might When all I can see is That time is not on your side It tires me out watching you try Dragging me down with all that you got When all that I see is That time is not on your side
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I Am an Ant 04:10
I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant Breaking my back day after day Carrying crumbs to put on the Queen's tray I wanna run, I wanna play I need a dream that will take me away My every thought, my every action Put into motion by a tyrant led faction I am not whole, merely a fraction A fractured soul seeking satisfaction I am a slave to the being in charge She's got her vision but it ain't mine My power is small, hers is quite large I guess that is why she's the being in charge I listen to her, what can I do She's bigger, longer, quicker and stronger I wanna strip her power, I do But I don't know how to kill a tyrant, do you? I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees Which makes it harder for me to be me I won't feel complete until we are free I'm reaching my threshold, can't you see? The other ants have nothing to prove They just carry on with nothing to lose I try to plan my next move How do I get the hill to to go with my groove? I write it all down, thought after thought I try to point out our leaders are bought I ask 'em to question all they've been taught Make them see how our culture's caught Between a class divide that grows every day Religious rights for which wars are waged (In) this wondrous world that captures my heart And the necessity of progress that tears it apart I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant, I am an ant
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Moonwalker 04:03
The young man read from the constitution His jittered voice seeking retribution He raised his head up in desperation His piercing eyes pleading for salvation May he seize the day May justice prevail May he live to fight another day Climbing up the wall Passionate, head-strong Could he get it wrong The old man laughed with condescension Waived his finger with sordid tension Didn't care for any of the allegations And slammed the hefty folder in frustration He can take it all away With a single sway Put it all behind and never think again Or will he choose to see All that lies beneath And keep the oath he took You weigh it out and you get the picture There is nothing holding up the fixture It's all about interpretation Shiny shoes and silky presentation Tuck me in tonight Hug me, hold me tight Stroke my hair and say it'll be alright Walk with me tonight The Moon is full and bright Look into my eyes and see through me May he seize the day May justice prevail May he live to fight another day Climbing up the wall Passionate, head-strong Could he get it wrong
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U-Turn 04:04
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I've come here to win I left behind my twin Told him gotta go Got important things to do No one to answer to I play it by my rules Gamble all or none Is for me to do alone I tell it like it is I have no one to please I am not a tease Never have nor will be You get what you see My heart is on my sleeve I wear it on with pride Everywhere I stride My mind is clear I'm ready to steer My mind is clear I'm ready to steer Buried my sins away I've come here to stay I've come to seize the day With no one in my way My past I left behind Right where it belongs I left my demons blind I'll be a hard man to find I've come to redeem Regain my self-esteem Start it all from scratch I'll be a hard man to match My strength has been my foe But that will be no more For I have come to know Weakness also feeds the soul My mind is clear I'm ready to steer My mind is clear I'm ready to steer Many moons ago I was just like you I listened to my twin As if he were my king I lost my soul and touch All my friends and such No load was too much Till the straw cracked my back I had to face the fact Nothing was intact So I made a pact Break free or break down My twin sobbed and frowned Begged me on his knees Cursed me with his pleas As I was leaving town My mind is clear I'm ready to steer My mind is clear I'm ready to steer I've come to hear the wind Open wide my wings I've come to seize the day Yes, I'm here to stay No one to answer to I play it by my rules Gamble all or none Is for me to do alone I tell it like it is I have no one to please I am not a tease Never have nor will be You get what you see My heart is on my sleeve I wear it on with pride Everywhere I stride My mind is clear I'm ready to steer My mind is clear I'm ready to steer My mind is clear I'm ready to steer My mind is clear I stand right here
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Cheap plastic 3-D glasses We put on our cynic masks Roll up our sleeves and get back to work Time's of essence, we must tackle Race the clouds and beat the clock Walk the walk and talk the talk Never mind who makes it Never mind who takes it Everything is meant to come and go Never mind who fakes it Never mind who breaks it We're here for a moment after all Never mind who makes it Never mind who takes it Everything is meant to come and go Never mind who fakes it Never mind who breaks it We're here for a moment after all We're blinded by the shiny thing We close our eyes and try To dive back into the dream And if we manage to give in Get lucky, get redeemed We just may see the real is surreal This apathy and greed, Lack of empathy we breed Menace, cruelty, decease... The simple truth remains We are not the heirs We merely borrow from our kids Never mind who makes it Never mind who takes it Everything is meant to come and go Never mind who fakes it Never mind who breaks it We're here for a moment after all Never mind who makes it Never mind who takes it Everything is meant to come and go Never mind who fakes it Never mind who breaks it We're here for a moment after all
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Coke, popcorn and bubblegum Coke, popcorn and bubblegum Coke, popcorn and bubblegum Coke, popcorn and bubblegum That’s all I want That’s all I need Just shut the door And let me be Coke, popcorn and bubblegum Coke, popcorn and bubblegum Coke, popcorn and bubblegum Coke, popcorn and bubblegum That’s all I want That’s all I need Just shut the door And let me be
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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
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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 Devision 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

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Icicle is back with a second installment - Theorems, (official release date - September 15, 2015).

This follow-up solo record consists of 12 very strong 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 50-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 Theorems marks his second solo release, Halatchev's team spirit has closely tied him together with Florida based poet Joel Jenkins who wrote lyrics for some of the songs. The merging of the cultural and expressive styles has brought forward a work that is both unique yet familiar. “On And On”, the album’s second single, is a perfect example for their remarkable collaboration.

More information on Icicle is can be found at Herd Records’ website.

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released September 15, 2015

Eric Willis (guitars), 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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