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Song Of Co​-​Aklan

by Cathal Coughlan

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The first single from the forthcoming album 'Song Of Co-Aklan', scheduled for release on March 26, 2021.


Hamster live stream of the high definition
Boil hamster quite soon for a feast during bombs
Deep-frying some shelves, updating their profile
Dig tunnel by night to places of safety
We’ll make a video call when ceilings are falling
Paris still in India, Narendra fixed it for me
All alone, we have time, vacuum food for TV
tell me when, tell me when, tell me when
Raise your hands if you don’t know what you mean
emotional fixes, cadavers in ditches
Feast your eyes where your money goes to die
Feeling affronted? Blame the unwanted

An Executive Race, expert in an instant,
Short cut to the chase for a screen-reading ace
Tie-lines from Lockerbie Moor to Lower Manhattan
'til we sink below the waves of very black moustaches
Homeless in gainful employ, losers lost to the shore,
DNA on parade for the rage
Raise your hands, form a continental wave
Turn on the hysterics for old men without merit
Make walls rise where your money goes to die
and when you’re prompted, blame the unwanted

One lunatic, acting alone, one lunatic, loving his home
one lunatic’s Paypal insights, I can’t tell you the price,
just an antique device
Bob Nairac’s home from the hill, Bob Nairac’s issued a bill
His leadership mustn’t be spurned, he was burned but not turned

That city is gone, just rubble and sunshine
Space-time is retooled, six governments rule
We’ll make a video call for buttocks of botox
We’re an excavation all done, Ohio fixed it for me
All alone, we have time, jammy smears on TV
set against the defence of Koblenz
Raise your hands if you don’t know what this means,
no silicon fixes, just Kitchener’s britches
Feast your eyes, seems the robots up and died
Feeling affronted? Come on, blame the unwanted


released January 8, 2021
Nick Allum - drums and percussion
James Woodrow - electric & acoustic guitars
Luke Haines - bass guitar, baritone guitars, The Synth
Cathal Coughlan - Co-Aklan

Mastered by George Shilling
Cover by Bruce Brand & Mary Tee at Arthole.
Front cover painting by Cristabel Christo, based in part on photos by Gregory Dunn/Stoneybutter.

Composed and deranged by Cathal Coughlan.

(p) 2021 Cathal Coughlan. (c) 2021 Dimple Discs.


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Cathal Coughlan London, UK

Originally from Cork, Ireland, Cathal Coughlan is the co-founder and singer of acclaimed 80s/90s groups Microdisney and Fatima Mansions, and widely considered to be one of Ireland’s most revered singer/songwriters, beloved by fans of caustic literate lyricism and erudite songcraft. ... more

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