In Any Language

from Feelgooderie by Kick Ptarmigan

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Little girls who dream in black and white, with hundreds of names for the grays.
Grown ups grown up colour blind, ‘cause colour don’t get paid. You’ll compose
a love pop song for shock and awe, for shock and awe.
What you’d appreciate, what you made, what you’d erase.

I struggle to make myself heard, you lob off the tip of my tongue
and poke through, the world’s no less lowly in Arabic.

Poetry isn’t better in Arabic
Physics isn’t better in space
Business isn’t better in Cantonese
not for me.

Little girls raised on calamine, incorrigeably unphased.
The senseless says he’d learned to sign, but what has he got to say?
You’d compose
a sober psalm for the fifth imam for shock and awe.
What you’d appreciate, what you made, what you’d erased.

I struggle to make myself heard, you lob off the tip of my tongue
and poke through, the world’s no less lowly in Arabic.

I struggle to make myself heard, you lob off the tip of my tongue
and poke through, the world’s no less lowly in any language.

credits

from Feelgooderie, released August 4, 2010
Guitar/Vocals : MArtin Jenkins
Bass : Duncan
Drums : John Meydam

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Kick Ptarmigan Parry Sound

Kick Ptarmigan, having recently devoured local greats the Spins, are set to record their third album this year. They play a unique hybrid of hair metal and doo-wop that sounds suspiciously like indie folk/rock.

Comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Violent Femmes and the Barenaked Ladies have been met with confused stares.
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