Cocktails

by Gulcher

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released June 30, 2014

In order to preserve sonic fidelity, this record has been mastered using significantly less compression and limiting than most contemporary records. For maximum listening pleasure, please turn your stereo UP!

WRITTEN, COMPOSED, PERFORMED AND PRODUCED BY GULCHER

Johan Dalla Barba - Lead & backing vocals
Alexander Faem - Guitars & keys
Ronan Queffeulou - Drums & backing vocals
Alexandre Rouger - Bass & backing vocals

Recorded and mixed by Christophe Folie at Studio de la Croix Blanche, Normandie
Mastered by Thomas Lafon at @Home Mastering 2012, Toulouse
Cover photo and artwork by Thibault Cabanas

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Track Name: Bird Nine
You should learn how to wear those big boots. My burden’s too heavy for your thighs. Why would you twist my heart in the nude? You sweaty fingers are my prize. Are you the bird who came through the speaker? When do you think we should tell the news? Can’t you feel the spring breeze passing you by? With both our lovers looking for us. Things just happen there’s nothing we can do. You just appeared. I’m cold are you too? Honey are you the bird who came through the speaker? Can’t you see the spring breeze waving goodbye?
Track Name: Velvet Trees
I’ve seen the pink socks and the green velvet trees. I know the fields where you do hide all the snow. I want you to hop on the train with me please. Honey I’d like to but I think you’re too slow. Do you have the cure for the hours? The passing days and the flowers? She said «though we’ve all been trying to save you, it’s not true». Alphabet soup for people touching the keys. Open your mouth shut your arms carry the cross. I want you to hop on the train with me please. Honey I’d like to, now I know who’s the boss. Do you have the cure for the hours? The passing days and the flowers? She said «though we’ve all been trying to save you, it’s not true».
Track Name: Up Against The Wall
Up against the wall, in the middle of the night. Hoping for a call yet your eyes shine so bright. The breeze against your heart, brand new heartbeat for a while. What about this for a start? Digging him from time to time. Now that you gave him everything you had. The last blow’s coming. He’s leaving tonight. Reaching for tickets but they’re nowhere to be found. Sex before the fall. The floor must reek of sweat and wine. Up against the wall and your eyes shine so bright. The breeze against your heart, brand new heartbeat for a while. What about this for a start? Digging him from time to time. Now that you gave him everything you had. The last blow’s coming. He’s leaving tonight. Reaching for tickets but they’re nowhere to be found.
Track Name: The Upper Hand
I lost my job again today. Say what the hell you need to say. This is the place, I’d like to stay. Just set the pace, can’t run away. What is it like seeing me not growing old? Wait, wait, we’re in the same dimension you and I. Where’s the pride in struggling to survive? I’m just a man trying to keep the upper hand. I lost my job again today. Say what the hell you need to say. What is it like seeing me not growing old? Drop your pride and watch it roll. Wait, wait, we’re in the same dimension you and I. Oh Where’s the pride in struggling to survive? I’m just a man trying to keep the upper hand. How does it feel seeing me not growing old?
Track Name: Hide & Seek
We took off yesterday. City of endless sun. Can’t get used to the rain. No matter where I’m from. The operator yells: Scene 2 take 1. Grab me a cigarette. My mind is on the run. Now we’re both getting drunk thanks to the pure Snow Queen. Wondering if this would have happened in Madrid. I gotta try something, can’t find an opening line. As far as hotel keys. We’ll get them later on. It’s written on my palm: first floor room one. Should we play hide and seek? I’m in a record store. Feed you some Orange Juice. The Blue Boy wants some more. Now we’re both getting drunk thanks to the pure Snow Queen. Wondering if this would have happened in Madrid. I gotta try something, can’t find an opening line. Why was it all rain and no sun? Was there a message I got wrong? Was there a message I got wrong?
Track Name: Alarm-Clock Lovers
I woke up, dried out, 5AM. We didn’t sleep that much. The cabdriver sure has stories to tell. She got up, dried out, 6AM. Sweet darling’s in a rush. Giving up on those nights of mayhem. Sweet darling’s in a rush and I’m lying here again. There’s no need for make up around your big grey eyes. Tears and cries. Try to be a woman. Traces of make up surround your big grey eyes. Tears and cries. Try to be a woman. I woke up, dried out, 5AM. We didn’t sleep that much. The cabdriver sure has stories to tell. She got up, dried out, 6AM. Sweet darling’s in a rush. Giving up on those nights of mayhem. Sweet darling’s in a rush and I’m lying here again. There’s no need for make up around your big grey eyes. Tears and cries. Try to be a woman. Traces of make up surround your big grey eyes. Tears and cries. Try to be a woman. It’s one tiny elevator. And you smell like baby powder. Is it enough for me to stick around? Can’t you see the lights are out?
Track Name: Johnny's Square
Been travelling waiting for your clothes to vanish. We got no stockings left in the drawer. Was it necessary getting rid of all the good stuff? Oh don’t you care we’re all crossing our fingers. They caught us kissing in Johnny’s Square. I won’t lie about it. Well how have you been? Did you get to meet the parents? Since we no longer wish we were older. Was it such a drag digging out the boys we buried? Oh don’t you care, Paddy’s moving the river. They caught us kissing in Johnny’s Square. I won’t lie about it. Don’t you think we’ll ever get that far? They caught us kissing in Johnny’s Square. I won’t lie about it. Can’t you just be friends with everyone?
Track Name: The Wittiest Games
Why should I stop playing the wittiest games? I like turning your eyes into handgrenades. Can’t help reaching for my spine. Start this itching refrain. Oh girl you got me wondering. Whose loco psycho are you? Why would you give me the elevator eyes? You like turning my blues into straight desire. Calling it lust will not help you, choose any side. In order not to get lost you should start reading Daisy Miller, oh just open it up. Why don’t you reach for the top you should start reading Daisy Miller, oh just open it up. Can’t stop watching you dancing your hopes away. In the end we might find them in my ashtray. I’d like to hear you out but you’ve got nothing to say. Sometimes you make me wonder. Whose loco psycho are you? In order not to get lost you should start reading Daisy Miller, oh just open it up. Why don’t you reach for the top?
Track Name: Julia
Julia just sent me a letter. I’ve been meaning to come forward and get closer. For 5 years Julia’s been driving her sweet car. One could say it didn’t get her very far. Julia, no one knows the answer. Are you free to run, will it last forever? For 5 years I’ve been looking for something more. One could say I might need to knock at your door. Cause I’ve been driving and driving and driving, driving away, but no one cares. Julia, I just got your letter. Are you free to run? Will it last forever?
Track Name: Cocktails
No jeans, no skirt, no dress. You just happen to lay down there naked. Gin and Tonic this place is a mess. And I wonder how tidy your heart could be. «You’re digging your own hole». «Your eyes are so cold». The red queen is in distress. You just happen to lay down there naked. Where have I Been? Please take a guess. Busy wondering how steady your heart would beat. «You’re digging your own hole». «Your eyes are so cold». The possibilities are ruining it all. And I remember it all. The streets. The lights. The take offs. The landings. The take outs. The drinking. The drawing. The bitter words. The bitter words. The glasses. And Karen singing. Cause I remember it all. And Karen was singing. About the day we met and. How your skin felt. Oh your bed’s so wet. I recall. The russians. The mornings. The early sweat. Oh your face would melt. When I would hit that spot. I remember it all. I remember it all. The beggars. The chosers. The christmas fires. I remember it all. Cause my eyes were open. My eyes were open. I remember it all.