CAW

by BasketCases

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CAW is the first part of the tripartite album CAW FLU WAR.

CAW FLU WAR tells the story of different states of mind during the war that desolated the insignificant, remote, frozen Dust Island.

CAW FLU WAR is a Do-It-Yourself production about hate and depression made with love and passion.

The next part is called FLU, and can be accessed here: basketcases.bandcamp.com/album/flu
The last part is called WAR and can be accessed here:
basketcases.bandcamp.com/album/caw

The three parts in order form a single unit, a single story.

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released November 7, 2014

Written, performed and produced by Álvaro Pérez Alarcón
Mastered by Nathaniel Askins (Reasonzone)
Artwork by Álvaro Pérez Alarcón

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BasketCases

The term originated from WWI, indicating a soldier missing both his arms and legs, who needed to be literally carried around in a litter or "basket." Today it indicates a state of helplessness similar to the metaphoric removal of the appendages, most frequently in the context of mental health or aptitude. ... more

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Track Name: Rattenkönig
Get the people up
I'm stuck
Imaginarium,
please stand up and say:
"what have you come to
for what you went through?"
Please stand up and say:

"My greatest ambition was to give up to heroin"
"My greatest ambition was to find my hole and fall in"

Get the people up
I'm stuck
Imaginarium,
Please, send them away

Entangled, opposite ways

And this is the infamous throne of the king of rats

Uncanny rhythms
murders feeding
on your soul
lust is lost
Track Name: Town Clown Rodeo
I was born
three days ago
electromagnetic soul
the days grew faster
and I had no goals
Jägermeister for the hungry soul!
and round and round and round she goes
like a town clown rodeo
give it up or give it all, my love
laughstock or dancer I don't know
just get on the motherfucking floor
and show us what are you made of

fantastic, elastic, fabulous
move it, move!

I was born
and after a week
my eyes started to leak,
of every choice
I got the very worst pick
Jose Cuervo, will you quench my soul?
I need to eliminate my soul
I need to eliminate my goals

fantastic, elastic, fabulous
move it, move!

A pulse of breath
into a hollow lung
the air blown for
a song that I never sung
fantastic
do tell me more of you
elastic
don't make me regret you!

I was born
into this loom
from a mechanical womb
god am I scared
but, frankly, so should you
'bout the shoobba-dubba-du-bah-doo
just do whatever you feel to
let's regret it when we can't undo

fantastic, elastic, fabulous
move it, move!

A pulse of breath
into a hollow lung
the air blown for
a song that I never sung
fantastic
do tell me more of you
elastic
don't make me regret you!
Track Name: The Day The Sea Froze
Today the sea has frozen
Hooray!
We've got more land to play!
I wish it would have frozen yesterday

Today my mind is broken
Hooray!
No feelings, no more pain!
I wish I would have died yesterday

It would be fantastic
to travel across the atlantic
It would be a love
to walk all around the globe
Track Name: Madman
Madman, in a cage you met your bones,
climb up, burn the sun that never shone
and smile with that grin,
they're asking for it
Go and wear your mask of demons
like she wears her cigarette

Madman, don't you like this nice weather that we have?
so grab your snowy coat and go walk in the park
soak up the blood upon your eyes
You may as well try
What else could you be doing?
You may as well try

Where the hell did we go wrong
one second here, now he's gone

Wind up the reel, and stand still.

Do you feel you're really free?
Oh, dear, are you blind?
I will help you down that tree
and I'll take you inside,
Snowflake in the hill,
falling, nuking down.

The log cabin's dark and still
the best place you can find
Dear, you are no porcupine
a pinecone up a tree.
Falling, nuking down.
everything you thought was true,
everything you have gone through.

Wind up the reel, and stand still.
Track Name: Hunt Is On
Standing here
doing my thing
feel like thin
ice in a tap dance show
sweet and soft
watch your step
are you good to go?

stand back
stand back
the hunt is on

It's the season
of treason
to reason
celebrated by the arson
unveil
ton visage
then you spot me with your stun gun

I'm trapped
yes, I'm trapped
the hunt is on

Do you need
to eat
some meat
'cause I'm made of it
cook me fast
slow fire
and stir a bit

slow fire
slow fire
the hunt is on

Am I game
and is this
'cause I'll play
my part in your twisted plots
corner me
we're alone
then you shoot another shot

do you want
my hide to warm you in the cold?

And I try, yes I try
to be contagious
but as for me
the hunt is on

And I try, yes I try
to be outrageous
but as for me
the hunt is on

And I try, yes I try
to be dangerous.
The hunt is on.

And I try,
yes I try,
yes I try,
the hunt is on
Track Name: Search On A Rainy Day
And so started the search, that rainy day
the frogs were calling up my name

"Boy, boy.
Where are you?
Are you safe?"

Rumors of water drumming on the leaves
Maybe I'm down the tunnels that it cleaves,
maybe I'm not... maybe I'm not to be found,
I don't even know. I could be dead by now.

Keep looking...
Keep looking around.

The face of the moon could not illuminate.
The crows did too learn how to spell my name
and that's when everything went wrong
I got scared, and flew, far and beyond

Though I needn't to
Oh, I needn't to