FLU

by BasketCases

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FLU is the second 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 previous part is called CAW, and can be accessed here: basketcases.bandcamp.com/album/caw
The next and 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 December 18, 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: Doktor Schnabel Von Rom
Totally upset
curled up inside his bed
cleaning up the blood he shed
from his little eyes
when he just got in trouble
found a fall and not a raise

Well, looks like the flu
has gotten into you
so now, whatcha gonna do?

Always went through life
slipping through the cracks
slipping in, sleeping in
till ten A-dot-M-dot
and then a goddamn lot
leaving his own flesh to rot

Well, looks like the flu
has gotten into you
so now, whatcha gonna do?

the instant that the devil knocked you out!
the instant that the devil knocked you out!
you knew you had no chances but you still took that route

Do you really think that you could actually get away with it?
Do you really think that you could actually get away with it?

Saving best for last
collecting from the past
oh boy, aren't you fast?
Bite of a dead rat
the cloudiest forecast
you knew it wasn't gonna last

Well, it looks like the flu
has gotten into you
and I know just what to do

the instant that the devil knocked you out!
the instant that the devil knocked you out!
you knew the air was poisoned but you still took that route

They left you on the streets
trembilng, trembling
Track Name: Glasgow (Pantomime)
Will you pull my lips wider?
I can feel my lips will crack
You insist I wear this haunted mask
But it burns
My head hurts
What if for a change I try to cool down?
My head burns

I’ll die soon, in my room
I’m a goon,
a Buffoon, a Pantaloon

I’ll die soon from the scars
You insist I wear this Glasgow smile
But it burns

What if for a change I frown
Will you pull my lips wider
and rip my face inside out?

I’m doomed
I’m a goon,
A Buffoon, a Pantaloon

Say, when will it stop?
Track Name: King Of The Hill
I built a rollercoaster from your skin
I found a hill and called myself the king

It's fine... do what you want
sing, and I'll sing along

I'm trying to hold control of my being
but, the drugs you gave me are just kicking in

It's fine... do what you want
sing, and I'll sing along
I'll climb up to your throat
trembling, waiting for the roar
Track Name: St. Lucy Mental Hospital
Help me
send me a sign
send us to find
a wisp
a whimper

Take me
if you are so kind
some danger I spy
with my little eye

Dear Saint Lucy had no eyes
she saw light when there is dark
Oh well, ain't that nice?

Saint Lucy had no eyes
she saw light in the dark

A little bit of this,
a little bit of that,
they say the small things
is where it's at.
A little bit of this,
a little sympathy
for a little girl that cannot see
And I'd never mean to be wrong
But, you can never be sure,
Lucy was but a filthy whore
Track Name: Grim Fandango
Love, sweet love,
come closer
and listen to the drums.
They march,
they march.

And red, sweet red,
I'm laying,
cold in my bed.
all alone,
I'm breathing.

And now, I leave and
I give in, I give in,
I give in, I give in.

And now, I'm leaving,
I give in, I leave.
See you later,
but not here.

(somewhere out there... but hell will tell)

I could only walk so far.
I'm afraid
that I haven't done my part.
I'm scared.
this is not an au revoir,

My guilts redeemed and
my shrieks forgiven
my dreams forsaken