KR729

by John Carroll

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'KR729' is a collection of demos/EPs and collaborative songs released in Limerick, Ireland in 2007.

The first acoustic demos/EPs for KR729 were written and recorded over a period of 5-years in Scotland; Ireland and the USA. They were originally handmade and distributed on cassette on the steps of Waverley station and on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

'Pigs Can Fly' (demo/2002),
'Harmonica Inexcelsius' (demo/2003)
'Lothian Walkways' (demo/2004)
'I Have a Question' (EP/2004)
'Boxwood Close' (demo/2005)
'John Carroll' (EP/2005)

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released August 18, 2007

All songs by John Carroll

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Gareth O'Shea
at Notebooks, Pallaskenry, Co.Limerick, Ireland.

Artwork & Design by Simon Deevy

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Track Name: Outside
Each day is better than the last day
My bones are slowly healing
I’ve got to put an x-ray to my first words
The lines that come so easy
Then I end up rhyming
I want to have a beat that breaks
up sounds, early in the morning
When the dew is forming
Dripping thoughts into my head
Ideas come from nowhere
Staring seems to go there
It guides me far outside, outside.

Dead end, I’m making this the last stop
Lights are all around me and
All the words you say give meaning
Talking out forever unravel your sweater
When everyday is winter.
up sounds, early in the morning
When the dew is forming
Dripping thoughts into my head
Ideas come from nowhere
Staring seems to go there
It guides me far outside, outside.
Track Name: Knuckles
I’ve got to relax
I’ve got sweaty plams
I’m chewing up words
With the lies you detect
You’re invited to share
The skin that you bear
It’s easy to see
As I sit in my chair

Diamonds on a flat screen
Cracks are now showing
Grooves are now growing
Squeaks are now squeakening

I’m grinding my teeth
O my bloodshot eyes
My insect words
Your armour of steal
You’re invited to share
The skin that you bare
It’s easy to see
The knuckles you bear.
Track Name: Everest
If I could be a mountaineer
you’d be Everest
I was slipping
I lost my feet
You helped change things for me
There's books that tell me
rocks can move
and you know
you’ve moved me
but when I stand still
tectonic plates
crumble under me

O there’s an avalanche on Everest
Track Name: Revenge
I put the woods on fire
I blackened bark within
A handsome family divorce
I used for next of kindling
Even though the light was at fault
I took the blame and they threw me in a vault
The city, smoke and slappers
Made me who I am
The violence and hatred
I used to burn a man
Even though the light was at fault
I took the blame and they threw me in a vault
So here I am
The law has spoken
Put me in the dark
Cells contain the passion
That spawns an evil heart
Even though the light was at fault
It sparked the plug that left me burning in your heart.

Take revenge, take revenge
On all your stinking friends
Tell them lies open eyes
'til the very end…
Track Name: Unwind
Abandon this island
A net in the ocean, blue
It captures up fishes
I hope I’m not captured too

A ship on arrival
That takes all the rats to shore
When I’m in a hurry
I don’t know what I’m thirsting for.

Unwind like a Buddhist
A parrot that swings in a cage
Unwind like a Buddhist
The kind that you can’t enrage.

Too many reminders
Keep taking me back to you
Someday in my wisdom
I’ll know that I wasn’t for you
Track Name: Telescope
Telescope, I’m over here
With shining lights that you can’t see
Bring me near your atmosphere,
The water’s edge.
Satellites, speak to me
In foreign tongues, make sense to me
These acrobats somersault
Around my head.

Engines on warp speed
I can’t exhale til you see me
You brought me here, your atmosphere,
The water’s edge.
Parachute, I’ll fall into
Open seas, baptizing me
You pollinate like the seeds
Around my head
Track Name: Resurrect Me
Deceived by the solvents
Supplied by the people
Receiving the solvents
Supplied by the people
I'm taking up moments
Solving my movements
Letting the mood slide
Lifted to your height
You resurrect me

I'm calming my senses
The world all around me
Is scattered in pieces
Displaying my choices
I'm taking up moments
Solving my movements
Letting the mood slide
Lifted to your height
You resurrect me
Track Name: If You Decide to Rescue Me
If you decide to rescue me
I’m open arms virginity
Convince me of your mystic charms
When danger’s near I’m in no harm
O rescue me. O rescue me.
Take me out to sea, a storm,
where siren's serenade your heart
Sink or swim don’t let me fall
To me your love means it all.
O rescue me. O rescue me.
Track Name: Terrorists of Love
I see you in my dreams
And I can’t tell the right from wrong
Aligned just like a rifle
We are terrorists of love
Track Name: Worrying Shoes
Remove your coat
Let down your hair
Step in out of the rain

Dry your boots
And scrub your skin
I sense your trembling

Standing heavy
In a puddle of mud
I’ll whisk you far from here

The toughest eyes
The saddest cries
I’ll sit you in my chair

Wet Wednesday’s gone
And Thursday’s true
The forecast’s just begun

The sun’s so bright
I hit its height
And landed like a tonne

You radiate
It’s warm today
Cos the central heating’s on

And what you do’s
I do’s for you’s
Take off your worrying shoes

Why won’t you let it happen?
Won’t you stay a day?
If it lasts forever,
I won’t walk away.
Won't this last forever?
Won’t you steal a day?
If it lasts forever,
I won't walk away.
Track Name: Toy Train
Hey hey toy train
I’m a little older
Skin that sags in places
I’m running out of coal
Hey hey toy train
I’m a little scared
Hair not where it’s supposed to be
It’s coming out my nose

My eyes
See a bigger picture
Painted oils with colours
Stripped across the sky
Your face is crimson from the sunlight
The way that I remember
Doing things with you

It’s blue
The dress you wear that stops me
Only you arrest me
With cuffs that close my eyes
Yves Klein a painter who compares it
It’s minimal and real
Deep within the noise