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by Kavalier Calm

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All the songs on this album were written for the 50/90 challenge in 2014. Visit here for more information:


released 20 July 2014




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Kavalier Calm Washington, D.C.

Hi, my name’s KC. I write songs inspired by the things I see and people I meet on the internet. Contact me through my blog, and I’ll write a song just for you. About anything you like. Really. Don’t be shy; it’ll be fun, I swear.

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Track Name: To Smoke
To Smoke

Most can't believe I've never smoked a cigarette.
I've just been waiting for the right moment.
But now I've passed on so many opportunities,
I'm doubting a time will seem right to me.

And love is this way; it's something I save.
I don't want to inhale until I can say,
"She's the one I want in my lungs."

It's probably not as special as I think.
But I'm sure I'll get addicted anyway.
I'm careful what I bring to my lips;
I don't want just any old drug's kiss.
Track Name: To Snooze
To Snooze

I bought a new clock
with a magic mode:
when I hit snooze,
it's like time froze.
That's why you're still dreaming next to me.
I've kept you here, so I can hear you breathe.
Baby, let's wait to wake to the world.
I just want ten more minutes with my girl.

My new alarm
wakes all things.
Time stands still
until it sings.
That's why your eyes remain closed.
The sands in the hourglass don't flow.

I used to snooze to put off what I dread.
Now I snooze to keep you here in bed.
Track Name: Your Glass Of Sadness Is Half Full (Optimistic Pessimist)
Your Glass Of Sadness Is Half Full (Optimistic Pessimist)

Your glass of sadness is half full,
and I'd like to drink it for you,
but my glass of happiness is half empty,
and you don't find it appealing.

No, you prefer to feel weak.
You prefer the blues to daydreams.

So, optimistic pessimist, what's so great about pain?
Do you feel brighter in a world of gray?
'Cause I like to bathe in the sun's warm light.
It helps me repel the night.

I wouldn't be so proud of that perspective if I was you;
our glasses can change in size, but it's hard to change our view.
I would count your blessings, no matter how few,
because counting curses will overflow you.