Prisoner of Taste

by The Qualia

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Recorded spring of 2019.

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Out at the mall trying shoes on,
It's what you'd call an atrocious mistake.
And then they start piping in TVC 15 outtakes.

Prisoner of taste,
Yeah, they saw you coming.
Prisoner of taste.
(Oh yeah, they saw you coming)

At fifteen,
You thought you were the only one.
But now the songs you love repeat,
Everywhere you go.

When you were still pretty young,
Still building yourself -
You cleared those import records out,
The right bones on the right shelf (Oh yeah, they saw you coming).
Now when you look around
Though it's your special song,
It isn't one the shoppers know.
Oh this specific soundtrack,
Was only meant for you alone.

At fifteen,
You thought you were the only one.
Now you hear Remain In Light, with your kids at Century 21.
The machine pumps your favorites out for everyone
Oh the songs you love repeat
Everywhere you go

How does it feel to win?
How does it feel to know,
Oh-oh ,
Everywhere you go,
That people like you run the show?

Prisoner of taste.
Prisoner of taste.
Prisoner of taste.
Prisoner of taste,
And you always feel at home.

How does it feel to win?
How does it feel to know,
Oh-oh ,
Everywhere you go,
That people like you...

Are at the mall trying shoes on,
it's what you'd call an atrocious mistake.
And then they start piping in TVC15 outtakes.

credits

released May 20, 2019
Lars Casteen - vocals, guitars
Rossen Nedelchev - drums
Matt Raymond - bass
Will McCutcheon - keys
Drew Pitcher - tenor sax
Gregory Hammontree - trumpet

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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