The Escapist

by Gaba Kulka

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1.
03:53
My hair gets curly in Taiwan, I guess I’m happy when I’m there Quit telling me that it’s because of all the hot and humid air My sun goes up when your sun goes down My heart was damaged in my sleep, but when I dream I’m on the mend I melt into the storyline until I don’t know where I am And the flag drops down, and the world exhales The escape artist, the escapist is nowhere to be found – she’s gone Slipping away into other people’s fantasies, the places she calls home – bye, bye And the language that she speaks you will never understand Until you sell your soul to the pictures running through your Shooting through your brain Bombs away
2.
04:56
Don’t follow, I just don’t follow Must have grown old when I wasn’t looking I’m sorry, I’m in a hurry All this beauty crashing into me incessantly I need a deadline I need a friend and all this light making my eyes water and all the noise making my heart shudder and all the brilliance driving me homesick How come? Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf throw me a line, draw me a sign I’m coming back, I’m gonna fix it, fix it Confetti covers up the damage done depending on the damage As nature fires its warning shot across our bow we soldier on inventing once again the final place to run It’s always out there, not in here It’s a wild-goose chase through the middle of time through the middle of time and space making my eyes water and all the noise making my heart shudder and all the brilliance is driving me homesick How come? Bad Wolf, Bad Wolf throw me a line, draw me a sign I’m coming back, I’m gonna fix it, fix it It’s always out there, not in here It’s a wild-goose chase through the middle of time
3.
03:21
Like a man in an accident I keep moving in shock I’m doing the things I normally do I’m doing the things I normally do Standing up straight with a broken back and I’m not even thinking I’m not even thinking I’m not even thinking about you There and then I was certain that a phantom limb is better than none, better than none I wish I was wrong, it’s better than none Limping along to the same sad song I never should be singing never should be singing I never should be singing alone it goes If there is love in my heart, I will make it If there is love in my heart, I will make it If there is love in my heart, I will make it If there is love in my heart, I will make it yeah right
4.
05:03
Serce krwawo kroję na dwoje a twoje twarzą w dół układam Potem obie krwawe połówki słodkim kremem przekładam Pamiętaj jeśli strach zaszemrze gdzieś w przedsionku z rana Historia ta zmyślona a królewna z marcepana Z marcepana Z marcepana Pozostawiona sama sobie łykam jak komunię z ich kawy niedopitej i siadam gdzie siedzieli lecz pamięta dzikie zwierzę miesiące oswajania wciąż szeptem i dotykiem „ty jedna i jedyna” więc Pamiętaj jeśli strach zaszemrze gdzieś w przedsionku z rana Historia ta zmyślona a królewna z marcepana Pamiętaj jeśli strach zaszemrze gdzieś w przedsionku z rana Historia ta zmyślona a królewna z marcepana Z marcepana Z marcepana Niebezpiecznie wpływać na cokolwiek Patrząc w niebo zmieniasz ziemi kurs
5.
kill the first thing that you see on your way back home your children have grown they won’t meet you along the road now that you know what you know and your heart’s grown cold come along now pay your dues The beast made a promise and promise it always keeps and your job’s to keep all your children off the streets your mastodon heart doesn’t know where to stop it just beats and it beats and it beats and it beats and it charges blindly it charges blindly it charges blindly it charges blindly ahead ahead a good man is hard to find placid and anodyne but you’re made of blood and clay you’re made of blood and clay so toil toil toil toil toil toil the beast made a promise and promise it always keeps your mastodon heart doesn’t know where to stop it just beats and it beats and it beats and it charges blindly it charges blindly it charges blindly it charges blindly ahead ahead
6.
Atlas słów jadalnych, niejadalnych być może trujących – nie wiem – spróbuj zagryzam językiem i połykam nie uronię ani sylaby i kłamię k iedy muszę ale wolę niedopowiedzenia, pół-prawdy uczę się od lat uczę się od lat Niebezpieczna bo bezobjawowa dziwna ta choroba która toczy małe serca te co potrzebują więcej miejsca więcej nieba i k łamią kiedy muszą ale wolą niedopowiedzenia, pół-prawdy duszą się od lat duszą się od lat Wszystko robi na nas wielkie wrażenie Rzucasz perły przed świnie – wolę świnie od pereł w idealnym zachwycie nie dostrzegam wrogów Rozumiem, ale czuję bardziej i kłamię kiedy daję słowo Odejdę, ale tylko jeśli zabiorę was ze sobą zabiorę was ze sobą Niepodzielna i niepoliczalna pod żebrami się rozlewa nocą Gdy przestanę kochać to przestanę kochać wszystkich bez wyjątku i kiedyś się nauczę oddychania pod powierzchnią jej pięknych fal Daj mi parę lat Daj mi parę lat Wszystko robi na mnie wielkie wrażenie Rzucasz perły przed świnie – wolę świnie od pereł W tym zwierzęcym zachwycie nic nie widzę złego Rozumiem, ale czuję bardziej i kłamię kiedy daję słowo Odejdę, ale tylko jeśli zabiorę was ze sobą zabiorę was ze sobą
7.
Light another one I don’t mind what’s a little smokescreen between friends It’s Wednesday night or Tuesday morning I’m so glad you’re here just watching this woman dissolve anytime anything brings her little red heart to a boil See, they’d trust her with a baby they wouldn’t trust her with a dog they say a mad-busy schedule wouldn’t allow for regular walks so she draws an escape route and dreams about never getting caught But tonight with her confidence gone drawing the smoke spilling out of your lips don’t worry – tomorrow she will be back to falling in love with character actors who will distract her with local accents and who’s to say it’s easier that way than drowning in all your nicotine smoke She can’t understand how some people can hold balance while standing still and each time she moves closer, she feels safe, she knows that she’s got that escape route tattooed underneath all these clothes she tells you she loves drawing the smoke spilling out of your lips don’t ask her about it tomorrow she will be back to falling in love with character actors who will distract her with locals accents and who’s to say it’s safer that way than drowning in all your nicotine she’s back to falling in love and that’s not to say she likes it that way when she feels really broken she’ll turn into a joke and say: I’m breathing I’m still breathing, I’m only breathing I don’t really smoke
8.
03:12
I wish I could swing, I wish I could swing I wish that this thing was more than a theme song for sad little girls with rock and roll dreams born in an armour of t-shirt and jeans come on love is simple, love is pure I’m looking at you, and oh what a view I’m loving the angles, I’m loving the colours what do I do, what do I do Mother of god, what do I do You’re so deliciously opinionated, so full of yourself I beg you don’t explain, I’m buying everything you sell love is simple, love is pure love is easy, love is hard I look damaged by day, damaged by day but I blossom in fluorescent light to be honest with you I don’t care what you say you haven’t seen me in f luorescent light You offer a philosophy, stunting me erotically to be taken seriously well fuck that So deliciously opinionated, so full of yourself I beg you don’t explain, I’m buying everything you sell Why don’t we just skip to the part when my heart goes ah, ah, ah Why don’t we just skip to the part when my heart goes [*woof*] Why don’t we just skip to the part when my heart goes crack, crack, crack Why don’t we just skip my heart altogether and fall into the black fall into the black come on love is simple, love is pure love is easy, love is hard
9.
The snow has covered up the street the snow has covered up my mind it felt solitary and delicious How does a thought lodge in your head so full and yet so underfed and fills you with sweet superstition We walked past a closed candy store I pressed my face against the glass Cliché, oh joy, oh horror Then later in that crowded room the drunken voice of reason sat down close to me and softly he implored: Try not to fall in love, and keep your wits about you Put on an armour with a charm-repellent shine and try not to fuck it up – this is important stuff I know your heart’s as full as a water balloon It’s a little too much a little too soon So spare yourself the suffering, girl, I guarantee you’ll end up blue trust me, I’ve experience of a similar circumstance of Trying not to fall in love with you And as that final thought rang by I could hear a jangling, breaking sound of a 1000 new year’s resolutions and all the smarts acquired by then and all the self-help, and all the Zen were lost like small change between cushions If only this was a little more perfect it’d be easy to ignore but it’s flawed and therefore beautiful As a friend I should lend a hand Probably try to make it easier not to fall in love and keep your wits about you Put on an armour with a charm-repellent shine and try not to fuck it up – this is important stuff I know your heart’s as full as a water balloon It’s a little too much a little too soon So spare yourself the suffering, boy, I guarantee you’ll end up blue trust me, I’ve experience of a similar circumstance of trying not to fall trying not to fall in love I’m trying not to fall in love with you
10.

credits

released September 8, 2014

THE PLAYERS:

Gaba Kulka - vocals, piano, ukulele, mandolin, various keyboards, percussion
Robert Rasz - drums, percussion
Wojtek Traczyk - bass, double bass, backing vocals
Wacław Zimpel - clarinets



WSZYSTKIE PIOSENKI / ALL SONG BY
Gaba Kulka

OPRÓCZ / EXCEPT
„Keep Your Eyes Peeled” by Queens of the Stone Age / Josh Homme

NAGRANO W / RECORDED AT
Tonn Studio (Łódź) & Fonoplastykon (Wrocław)
by Maciej Staniecki, Krzysztof Tonn, Marcin Bors

MIKS / MIXED AT
Fonoplastykon by Marcin Bors

PRODUKCJA / PRODUCED BY
Marcin Bors & Gaba Kulka

ORYGINALNA GRAFIKA / ORIGINAL GRAPHIC ART BY
Mikołaj Chylak / mikolajchylak.com

PROJEKT GRAFICZNY / DESIGN BY
Gaba Kulka & zespół wespół / zespolwespol.org


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Progressive pop: a motley mixture of styles, from jazz, to piano rock, to weillesque cabaret. Gaba Kulka has written and recorded four albums of her own songs, and she continues to play live and partake in numerous genre-bending projects ranging from electronica to heavy-metal covers. ... more

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