Spray Tan Apocalypse (the EP)

by Dada Paradox

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1.
Bedtime for Donzo (Ian Roure) He's off with a whirl and the papers fly No one can stop him though some will try He's painting the slander in your mind's eye On his shaky easel He's out in the world where the humans go He's opened the gates now he's in our show Out of his mouth angry noises blow He must think he's people... "What's the worst thing that I could say today That'll have 'em all going on so?" It's been a hard day throwing the wrenches in the works Now it's bedtime for Donzo Bedtime for Donzo
2.
It's about time someone spoke directly to us Not at all like any others who have come before It's about time someone fed us easy answers And it's about time someone promised us the world... It's about time someone started spouting nonsense It's a goldmine of ideas that we can get behind It's about time someone dismissed limitations And it's about time someone promised us the world... Forget compliance, f*ck the earth, what has your caring ever done for us? Forget the future, take the cash and f*ck the science that's been stopping us. We've been angrily waiting... Just suppress those nagging doubts Don't look too close and it will all work out Take your daily dose of fear And bow your head before the biggest mouth Ya got Trouble Right Here In America...
3.
No argument, no reason why A cracked mirror instead No argument, attempt to convince You're just stung by what was said Propaganda action stations Better think twice No clever argument's gonna Score you points tonight It's not that kind of fight Vicious and cold The slander spews Hollow toxic tales Spreads and infects Discredits those that Still see through the veil What some can see right through A million choose to view as true Their voices heard at last Bounced off a cloud of orange chaff...
4.
King of the Past (Ian Roure) History hasn't gone your way Somehow, some fairness has somewhat held sway And Kodachrome colours complicate When a black and white world is just a tyrant away You've joined the caravan going back In a procession of lies One day you hope and pray your flag at last Will be so proudly unfurled By the King of the Past In your black and white world History hasn't gone your way And the last thing you need is some more of the same You want a ticket to '51 And a prophet who claims he'll make that kingdom come You've joined the caravan going back In a procession of lies One day you hope and pray your flag at last Will be so proudly unfurled By the King of the Past In your black and white world We're all on the caravan going back In a procession of lies Now that it's come to pass your flag at last Has been so proudly unfurled By the King of the Past Here's your black and white world Here's your black and white world Here's your black and white world Here's your black and white world
5.
Spray Tan Apocalypse (Ian Roure) Bombshells bursting here and there A whiff of sulfur in the ether Gradually the war began On your phone and your computer Incoming: voices of destruction punish and deceive Incoming: scathing degradation Venom imported from a well-known Slavic regime And in the dawn's early drizzle: Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive Spray Tan Apocalypse! Insults in the articles, injured in the comments section Casualties have mounted up: spelling, grammar and non-fiction Incoming: denial and distraction - always hide never seek Incoming: gross appropriation Tiny fingers grabbing that which was once out of reach And o'er the land of the taken Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive Spray Tan Apocalypse! The seven tawdry trumpets blow The golden rain from heaven flows The age ends for all who live below In an orange glow... Spray Tan surprise: a win for the delusive Spray Tan Apocalypse! Spray Tan surprise: there's no gettin' over it Spray Tan Apocalypse!
6.
Horizon of Hope (Ian Roure) And so the Mean Spirited have spoken: "there will be no depth only brutal logic. And pursuant to the previous declaration: It's school yard bully law and you'd best abide it..." And every day you wake To the next move in the game Another sketchy claim Creating maximum disarray And over the wall The Horizon of Hope Still calls you on To a new all-time low... And so the Mean Spirited have spoken: "There will be no peace only fear and cruelty And with a mixture of naivete and hatred We will destroy the state and we'll profit richly" And every day you face The hostile lizard brain As they strive to contain The world in a zero sum game And over the wall The Horizon of Hope Still calls you on To a new all-time low... And over the wall The Horizon of Hope Still calls you on Through this new all-time low... Horizon of Hope Still calls you on
7.
See You in the Funny Papers (Ian Roure) Saw you in the early days in your gaudy glory A clownish cad about the town Bullshit rich and horny Saw you rising up in the headlines Your churlish ways attracting the spotlight Agenda angrier and mean Demeanor scarier to see You thought the world would simply bend and bow... But I see you in the Funny Papers now... See you in the Funny Papers See you in the Funny Papers See you in the Funny Papers See you in the Funny Papers now!

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Indie rockers Dada Paradox set the seemingly meteoric disintegration of U.S. politics (2016-17) to hook-ridden retro rock...
(Dada Paradox are) “Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny” - New York Music Daily

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released November 28, 2017

Ian Roure: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, mandolin, percussion, keyboard

Liza Roure: vocals, assorted keyboards

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Dada Paradox Oxford, UK

Dada Paradox's Progressive Retro-Pop deconstructs the psychedelic pop, rock & folk of the 60s, 70s & 80s to create a soundtrack that relates to the present world...

"Majestically Jangly"“Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny”- New York Music Daily

Ian Roure: vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin, Irish bouzouki,
percussion

Liza Roure: vocals, melodica & assorted keyboards
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