Shuffling Deckchairs

by Steve BLaque

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Lyrics Fucked like Icarus words The Evil Underling & C. Terry music Steve Blaque Sometimes weight Of thoughts Is the damage done Holding me down tethered Before takeoff A song unsung Belief gives me transparent wings Negative process Has me in check Grounding me Like A noose round my neck I need a lift Not easy being involved I fly alone Solo now Problem solved To soar and weave Thru the clouds held in contempt by earth and crowds I am exempt (pre chorus) now i'm flyin' yeah i'm flyin yeah (chorus) fucked like icarus too close to the sun But check out my tan I'm having some fun Trying to fly listening to you I"d never leave The ground Dragged by your concerns not knowing the sound Of Trying to fly Release me No longer a slave see to your Differing rhythm In my image I bathe I am free (pre chorus) now i'm flyin' yeah i'm flyin yeah (chorus) fucked like icarus too close to the sun But check out my tan I'm having some fun Trying to fly
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Intimate Relations Words n' Music Steve Blaque Spare a thought For just a moment To some of those Who go on the road Filled with lust, Perhaps excitement hitting new shores Unlocking treasure troves & we have all heard tales abound About excesses Of those who travel And it’s no surprise the latest stories the middle kingdom unravels Chorus So tens of thousands Will kiss and tell Write up blogs Sms cells sex in shanghai Beyond administration Boudoirs filled With intimate relations Girls seeking fortunes Throwing it around lusty devils Have hit this here town Local guys Got some competition The west’s morays on eastern indiscretion And why this reckless desire for love well just unshackle your mind, 5 thousand years feudally entwined forget marriage better as a concubine Chorus So tens of thousands Will kiss and tell Write up blogs Sms on cells And sex in shanghai Beyond administration Boudoirs filled With intimate relations
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The Evil Underling Lyric Mike Crystal on lead Guitar.
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It Comes Down to This lyric C.Terry The Evil Underling music Steve Blaque Until you experience a fragile kiss. Your own strength eludes you it comes down to this. Parallel stories running through a vein Mined many times before You search for hope, knowing There's none. You know what's in store. It comes down to this. Starts as a game. You play for fun, Gathering trophies along the way, but to win's the thing. No matter how lame. What do you really have at the end of any day. It comes down to this. You believe you can. A feeling that's strong, but for how long. and [know] what you did You do what you do But where to go if it's only you and id? It comes down to this. When a day is a lifetime and a year a moment You have to ask what you treasure Time's a span Measured in joy and sorrow with trouble and leisure [Probably of equal measure] It comes down to this. It comes down to this. Nothing I can take with me But leave behind What? It comes down to this. Here is now. And now takes forever
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Only so Much this Cat can Take lyric n' music S.BLaque verse how preposterous for me to wait ms. divorcay kinda sealin' her fate screw the law this judge and be hogtied this uppity plaintive s case like a dead dog died day in day out i cop the le femme lies but all hail your honor this gold digger's gonna roast and fry pre chorus come on school teachers come on you tradies come on you office workers come on you staties chorus we've been lead by the nose with this feminist bait hook line and sinker but now but now but now there's only so much this cat can take there's only so much this cat can take
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smoking packets of cigarettes this is killin' her and she can't go on it's only work why's she frozen what's wong? perhaps it's expectation of payin' her way perhaps it's her addictions who can really say but it's gettin' her down and she's fallin' apart nightly all alone walkin' the dog in the park not disposed to suicide she couldn't be more depressed lonely at home with her tv smoking packets of cigarettes. not disposed to suicide shopping forays for a new dress lonely at home with her tv smoking packets of cigarettes smoking packets of cigarettes her child cries just as she feels her heat and she mutters damn in the dark as she puts slippers on her feet there's no love as she administers maternal care really she's so over this nails in the coffins of despair. days little better than the nights idle chat with colleagues empty bus journey's to home and endless evenings of fatigue not disposed to suicide she couldn't be more depressed lonely at home with her tv smoking packets of cigarettes. not disposed to suicide shopping forays for a new dress lonely at home with her tv smoking packets of cigarettes smoking packets of cigarettes oct 2007 steve blaque beijing
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about

SHuffling Deckchairs was recorded originally not as a project but as ongoing tracks Steve Blaque was writing from the various places he lived between 2008-2011. Overall there were 3 different studio locations in Beijing while one was used in Sydney Australia.

The Album reflects a transition in Blaque who during this time was trying to build a solo performance show and move out of a studio environment and a departure here from other albums, particularly last year's release of Twobitsville is that there was no drummer for the project giving a slightly less band sound, but more studio production. Blaque himself opines "it was a trade off bought from necessity and that I hope the other live elements of guitars and keyboards might make up for those differences in nuance that one gets when having a live drummer, but that hours and hours were spent programming to get an authentic feel..which was what I was after".

Shuffling Deckchairs brings to the plate a variety of issues and concerns that feed into BLaque's mindset. Ranging from isolation and contemplation in Fkt Like Icarus to a bizarre take on futurism and culture shock in It ain't very Svelt. Track comments will be placed within time in each song's portal here on this site.

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released March 2, 2015

Steve Blaque has tended to work on his studio projects in isolation and so after many years of working in this way Shuffling Deckchairs became a noticeable departure from the isolate struggling musician. New voices were added and these were from China, where the main studio operations took place Maggie Gao and April Yang, both of whom not only sang but also wrote their Chinese parts to fit the mood of the songs as well as in Australia Catherine Webb.

Alongside these singers Deckchairs also included saxophonist John Costelloe out of Manila, who in the Sydney sessions was in Sydney in his own Iceflow Studios. The final collaborator was a tip top guitarist also from Sydney named Todd Ellis. I should mention that former Repromaster Guitarist Mike Crystal appears on To Be is the Game

Darktrunk and 52 North Records would love to convey absolute appreciation to the work these performers brought to Steve's volume.

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Steve Blaque Beijing, China

Steve Blaque singer, songwriter, Producer and engineer and owner of LLargoland Studios in Tasmania (formerly Forbidden City Studio Beijing) also performs in an unplugged environment with his favorite flavors of Indie and Grunge. Blaque has always said ''you don't need distortion to be grunge and you don't need twang to be Indie''. ... more

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