How Could You?

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Not for Channel V.


It's early morning
The day is barely dawning
I look around and you are yawning
With pine needles in your hair

You're pleased to see me
Though you would not want to be me
For though my eyes are sweet and dreamy
I have a tendency to stare

You wear no make-up
In one hour you must wake-up
I make an offer you must take up
As though the moment never cared

I want to tie myself inside a hessian sack
You are the straw that has broken this camel's back
I am the voodoo doll and you're the final tack
I am the fissure and my head's about to crack

You threw a rock at me that I could not ignore
When I'd been down the road a million times before
Is there a fairytale behind this rotting door?
Well now it's too late, we never will be sure

How Could You Do This To Me?
You left me standing there, with a suitcase in my hand
And it was raining on me
My colours all ran dry, and I did not understand
How You Could Do This To Me?
You left me standing, dying, choking on the corner

My dearest counselor, I'm having trouble sleeping
I'm having dreams wherein I'm weeping
And no one understands
Excuse me officer, I don't know how to say this
It's getting harder every day, just
Get This Harpy Off My Hands

etc. etc.


from Phantasmagorganism EP, track released November 28, 2013
Zach Raffan - Trumpet
Nicholas Combe - Baritone saxophone
Adam Cook - Keyboards, vox, production
Matt Rankin - Keyboards, backing vox
Justin Bullock - Bass
Adam Dickson - Drums
Dax Liniere - Mastering engineer



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The Monotremes Melbourne, Australia

Six-piece multigenre psychedelic jazz band that waddles through the dark corridors of your mind.

Keyboards/vox, electric guitar, trumpet/trombone, clarinet/alto/tenor sax, electric clarinet/bassoon, bass and drums.

Have a listen. Catch us at a gig in Melbourne.
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