Operatic Optimism

by BALKO

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Recorded/Mixed/Produced by Luke Bertoz at Yap Yap Studios.
Artwork by Paul Newman.
Mastered by Nicholas Di Lorenzo.

BALKO is:
Jack Bennett - bass/lead vocals
Jeves - guitar/backing vocals
Tom Wakim - drums
Asher DeGrey - synthesizer

credits

released April 8, 2017

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tags: rock balko Sydney

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BALKO Sydney, Australia

4 mates toiling away in Sydney

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Track Name: False Prophet
I found the answer to the one and only question down by the lake last night
Me and my friend saw the universe split in half
Out in plain sight
A vortex formed and sucked us inward toward the unknown
Our lives were bent in line that day you can’t blame us for the un-occuring.

Are we just on to something
Are we just picking at our mind
And you still define me. Still define me
Are we just on to something
Are we just picking at our mind
And you still define me. Still define me still
I retreat to my cave

Three million stalagmites and stalactites attach themselves to me
Can’t believe the screaming hasn’t stopped since we got on this ride
Ride the midnight train to glory every single night.
There is no such thing as night only a story.

And you still define me. Still define me
Are we just on to something
Are we just picking at our mind
And you still define me. Still define me still
Track Name: Purple Peaches
I’m stuck in my dimension.
I don’t know where to go.
I know there’s something missing.
I thought you ought to know.

I’m stuck in my dimension.
It throws me to and fro.
With professional precision.
I’m leaking my obsession I think I learnt my lesson.

I’m stuck in my dimension.
I don’t know where to go.
I thought you ought to know.
There’s no way they’re taking over me.
Track Name: Sometimes
See it all in colour.
See it all in pristine pictures.
See it all for the first time in your life.

You want to be a brother.
You look more like a demeaning sifter lightly tapping atop your brain.
The state lied.
The paint dried.

Sometimes I can’t say.
I can’t say.
Track Name: Thumb
Fine tune my mind till I’m one of a kind
We always need a new recruit
Overcoming gravity

Fire the slaves
It’s a crazy messed up way of thinking
Sounds like they bound the clowns
Forced a thumb where the sun won’t shine

You can steal all my lines I’m a copy that’s fine
You always need servants seeking constant clarity

Fire the slaves
It’s a crazy messed up way of thinking
Sounds like they bound the clowns
Forced a thumb where the sun won’t shine
Track Name: My Son
You are my son
I’ll take care of you too
Take care of you. Take care of you. Take care of you too

Lots of people talking loud
Lots of people talking down to me
Don’t want to see my true face
Lots of people talking loud
Lots of people talking down to me
You're all a bunch of big disgraces

You are my son
I’ll take care of you too
Take care of you. Take care of you. Take care of you too

Lots of people talking loud
Lots of people talking down to me
Don't want to see my true face
Lots of people talking down to me
You're all a bunch of big disgraces

You are my son
Take care of you too
You are the only one
Track Name: S.A.P
I don’t wanna psyche out. I don’t wanna turn back time. I don’t wanna spin the dime.
It's spinning I want it. Dime! I spin it I want it.

The streets are filled with mice.

I don’t wanna psyche out. I don’t wanna turn back time. I don’t wanna spin the dime.
It's spinning I want it. Dime! I spin it I want it.

The streets are filled with mice.
Your drink is filled with a slow acting poison
King at last.
The streets are filled with mice.
Your drink is filled with a slow acting poison
King at last.