Too Well Taught

by The Qualia

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lyrics

Soft chin,
deep lines,
and sad eyes.
It's not a noteworthy smile,
but I guess it's mine.

Everything I've tried -
cigarettes in '99.
It was fine.
I only did it to know what it was like,
to feel the bite,
and I backed off every time.

It's such a difficult life,
when you live it part time.
I've been too well taught to ever go crazy,
ever get nuts,
but you help me loosen up.

When you load in,
your phone rings,
oh, those strings.
You fight for a moment to sing anything.

Years ago, my brother
was on the LES 'til 3,
but now there's me,
a decade later,
working overtime in Queens,
a philistine,
dying for some sleep.

It's such a difficult life,
when you live it part time.
I've been too well taught to ever go crazy,
ever get nuts,
but you help me loosen up.

It's such a difficult life,
when you live it part time.

It's such a difficult life,
when you live it part time.
I've been too well taught to ever go crazy,
ever get nuts,
but you help me loosen up.

credits

released October 2, 2017
Lars Casteen - vocals, guitars, keys
Rossen Nedelchev - drums
Brian Holtz - bass
Marco Coco - 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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