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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 July 20, 2014




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.
Track Name: Man's Thirst For Knowledge
Man's Thirst For Knowledge

Man was born with a thirst
for knowledge of what hurts:
whiskey, women, and money.
The bee may sting,
but we can't say no to that honey.
We know we should say no,
but in the desert our thirst grows
for whiskey, women, and money.
The Good Book don't teach
about shots, gambling, or a peach.
We want whiskey, women, and money.
Track Name: My Cardiac Muscle
My Cardiac Muscle

You make my cardiac muscle pump blood through my vascular system really quickly.
I am so into you I'm panicking; I feel fragile and stickly.
I don't know if I can handle all this oxygen in my hemoglobin.
I'm feeling high on endorphins; my neuropeptides are exploding, and I feel fine in their buzz.
But I'm afraid a crash is coming when my body can't take anymore of your drug.
Track Name: The Most Beautiful Woman In The World
The Most Beautiful Woman In The World

Do you know why I wanted to hear those wedding bells?
Do you know why I promised in sickness and in health?
Because I'm convinced you are the most beautiful woman in the world.
Now I have just one job: convince you it's true, my girl.
Do you know why I smiled when you came down the aisle?
Do you know why forever doesn't seem like a long while?
Do you know why I said, "I do."?
I'm convinced the most beautiful woman is you.
And by time I'm through, you'll be convinced, too.