Can't Take a Joke

by The Qualia

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Recorded summer / fall / winter of 2018.

lyrics

(It's time,
time to laugh and celebrate.
Party time.
Time to die.
I can't wait.)

I didn't know when hate came around,
it had such a good time.
Behind an army of clowns,
klutzes with baseball bats,
propped up by plutocrats.

Stab your eyes out,
cut off both your ears,
and keep the noise out.
The laughs might disappear,
but the fun's,
never done,
in these bad years.

When the applause sign,
showers sparks like a comet,
the crowd flies over the rope.
A wave of men,
seizing the chance to at last be honest,
and they scream,
"it's your fault,
your fault you can't take a joke."

(Time to laugh and celebrate.
Party time.
Time to die.
I can't wait.)

Looks like the gag's overdone.
Maybe the moment has died.
Ooh, it's a hit and run,
then, constant snickering.
Insult to injury.

When the applause sign,
showers sparks like a comet,
the crowd flies over the rope.
A new wave of men,
men who would kill, to be honest.
They scream,
"it's your fault you can't take a joke."

credits

released March 11, 2019
Lars Casteen - vocals, guitars, keys
Rossen Nedelchev - drums
Matt Raymond - bass
Will McCutcheon - keys

Mixed by Jonathan Smith.
Mastered by Alex Saltz, APS Mastering.

Art by Stephen Schaffenberger.

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The Qualia New York

The music of New York-based The Qualia speaks to the heart as much as to the head. Reflecting the passionate and analytical personalities of Lars Casteen, Rossen Nedelchev, Matt Raymond, and Will McCutcheon, the group’s music combines a wry humor and dancefloor sensibility with lyrical depth and jangle to create their own brand of modern new wave music. ... more

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