Cuckoo

by Curve

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Divihan
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Divihan The way Toni contrasts the soothing-then-chaotic sounds of tracks such as Unreadable Communication is something that only Curve can pull off. The entire album has something for everyone, and just enough to leave room for the other albums to shine on their own. Favorite track: Unreadable Communication.
Caleb Smith
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Caleb Smith More atmospheric than Doppelgänger, there are some really cool moments on here. Cuckoo makes for a good late night listen. Favorite track: Superblaster.
Morts
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Morts Once again Curve proved that they could do no wrong! This album saw the band moving away from the wall-of-sound style previously displayed, becoming a little more adventurous creatively. A necessary and commendable move in many respects, but I have to admit that Cuckoo didn't have a chance of being listened to as much or as fanatically as Doppelgänger. Favorite track: Missing Link.
Joe Enmore
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Joe Enmore Tremendous, nuff said. Favorite track: Unreadable Communication.
Flowstone
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Flowstone Curve was said to unoriginal... that could not be further from the truth! Everyone else was trying to sound like them. One of the great bands of the early 90s and beyond. Favorite track: Crystal.
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1.
Missing Link 05:01
I had a heart but I buried it someplace I had a brain but my body won the race I dream in pictures pictures of you a figure of eight just won't do oh yeah oh yeah you picked the fruit that gave you a sweet taste you walk the tightrope unwilling to see straight you pick me up then you pull me down made up your mind that i'm the clown oh yeah oh yeah accidentally we talked about the past accidentally we talked about the past accidentally we talked too much "was it magic that redefined the missing link to blow your mind" you had a dream and you thought it religious you had a taste and it made it contagious it rips you up then it spits you out makes you know what it's all about oh yeah oh yeah accidentally we walked away too fast accidentally we walked away too fast accidentally we took too much was it magic that redefined the missing link to blow your mind accidentally we talked about the past accidentally we talked about the past accidentally we talked about the past accidentally we took too much oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah was it magic that redefined the missing link to blow your mind was there tragedy in the things we did now I know there's no place for it
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Crystal 04:02
there she is in the doghouse she sure don't know what she's done wrong still she lies in the doghouse don't think that she can carry on she holds you down to free your soul the hand of god will make you whole here I am in the doghouse I sure don't know what i've done wrong crystal only ever smiles through her eyes crystal only ever lies through her mouth just no one sees it may I fight for my honour without the pity you show may I beg for my dinner when the feeling takes me so just saying sorry won't ever be enough just saying sorry won't ever be enough you have squandered my love crystal only ever smiles through her eyes crystal only ever lies through her mouth just no one sees it no one ever want no one ever needed her just saying sorry won't ever be enough Men are from mars Women are from venus turn it up turn it down switch it on switch it off called a friend threw the phone cut me down i'm lost I retire you resign I win you lose break it up break it down men are from mars women are from venus show me up drag you round I smile you frown never have I known such a liar such a liar such a liar men are from mars women are from venus we won't be happy till we kill each other men are from mars it's the never ending stories that will be our greatest glory and our children will believe us because they know that we can teach trust the point to living freely is to hope that we'll see clearly and manage information for the next generation
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All Of One 04:19
do we see the sun when our days begun do we hear their voice it seems we have little choice far and wide the tide is turning the long and short wires burning please be all of one now that our work is done nailed down you melt into the room distance has made a route for you tied down you fall into the trap and let yourself dissolve to black you told me I knew nothing at all you told me I meant nothing at all and I believed you tell me how you know the only way to go we are all just scum who've come to wipe away your fun far and wide the tide is turning please be all of one nailed down you melt into the room distance has made a route for you tied down you fall into the trap and let yourself dissolve to black
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when you hear the way the others talk it makes you wonder what they bothered for when you see the way opinion swings it makes you strive strive strive for greater things I wasn't born to be good enough for you I am here to be nobody's fool when you see the way that loose lips talk it makes you cry cry cry for it all to stop I would like to invite you to my mother's house to my bedroom to play those old records we know all the words to and I would like you to kiss me to crush me to lick me till I beg you to stop till you drive me crazy that's all it take a subtle movement that's all it takes to make the programme when you hear the way loose lips talk it makes you wonder what you bothered for when you see the way opinion swings it makes you strive strive strive for greater things that's all it takes a subtle movement that's all it takes to make the programme
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all my friends are English I heard you say that and you stand beyond reproach with everything considered you don't think you've done badly for yourself you should consider it an honor i'm finished with you please be finished with me all my traits are charming I know you know that they live beyond their means you might consider that a failure i've had it with you you've had it with me what shall it be what shall it be what shall it be what shall it be all my friends are heathens they like to know that it keeps them safe from harm and that just might mean everything i'm finished with you please be finished with me i've had it with you you've had it with me that just might mean everything
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Superblaster 04:01
I will reach out to switch you on I will reach out till you come I will reach out to turn you on I will reach out until you come we're the masters of the superblaster don't start playing games you can't finish don't open doors when you don't know what's waiting don't try to close your hands they're smaller than the rain have you got anything left to say before I shoot myself I will reach out to find the truth I will reach out to steal your youth we're the masters of the superblaster don't start playing games you can't finish don't open doors when you don't know what's waiting don't try to close your hands they're smaller than the rain have you got anything left to say oh no oh no I will reach out to switch you on I will reach out to steal your youth an that's the god's honest truth we're the masters of the superblaster
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Left of mother right for you what I offer you can't lose for all you know I could have changed how about you hey how about that hey how about you carefree lovers understand that no one bothered to make a plan for all I know you could have changed what do you say hey how about that hey what about you hey what do you say hey how about it call me left field something familiar and undemanding that's why you like me and find me so amusing unlike the dog you used to kick at home when your mother was nagging and you were begging for it to stop all I know is nothing has changed how about that hey what about you hey how about it hey how about you hey what do you say you can't say anything to contain my mind you can try and strip me bare till you think you know my kind but I will never be yours no I will never be yours you only picked me because i'm the nearest and you're lazy you only picked me because you can't see clearly i'm anything but your kind
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Sweetest Pie 03:59
If i'm careful I won't hate you when i'm gracious you won't dare to play your little game play your little game play your little game with my mind oh oh oh oh when i'm truthful i'm a loser if i'm honest you can bet I can fool you don't you know i'm thinking very long thinking very hard oh no moving very slow moving very fast oh no i'm thinking very long thinking very hard oh no moving very slow moving very fast oh no when i'm useful I can't wait to give a little pain give a little pain give a little pain to your kind oh no i'm thinking very long thinking very hard oh no moving very slow moving very fast oh no i'm thinking very long thinking very hard oh no moving very slow moving very fast oh no i'm thinking very big thinking very small thinking everything's gonna be alright i'm thinking very small thinking very big thinking everything's gonna be as sweet as pie sweetest pie sweetest pie thinking very small thinking very big thinking very long thinking very hard thinking very small thinking very big moving very slow moving very fast
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Cuckoo 04:56
I was never just an ordinary girl who underwent a transformation I always thought I could see the stars and watch them grow in my hands but my mind was bigger than the world my choice was being born a girl when will I ever learn the truth without the fiction without the friction without the fiction when it's the same as before I conquer nothing or all but my mind was bigger than the world my choice was being born a girl I like to watch so nothing can hurt me I understand when your patience deserts you I think i've loved but i'm not so sure can someone tell me what i'm here for I was never just an ordinary girl who underwent a transformation but my mind was bigger tan the world my choice was being born a girl you deserted me left me on the street to be what I would be you never gave me your time made me feel dirty and unkind to feel the way I do about you has numbed me to all that's beautiful to feel the way I feel about you has made me wonder what I have to do to feel the way I do about you to feel the way I do

about

Produced Recorded and Engineered by
Dean Garcia Toni Halliday and Flood (1-4 / 7-9)
Produced Recorded and Engineered by
Dean Garcia Toni Halliday and Steve Osborne (5/6/10)
Recorded at Todal and The Church
Mixed by Alan Moulder at The Church
All songs written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia
Except Superblaster Halliday/Garcia/Moulder
Toni Halliday Voice and Words
Dean Garcia Bass Drums Guitars Keys and Programming
Alan Moulder Guitars and FX
Sally Herbert Violin (Superblaster and Left Of Mother)
Monti Drums live Drums on Superblaster Crystal and Sweetest Pie)
Sleeve design by Flatearth
Sleeve photography by Flatearth and Vaughan Matthews

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released September 21, 1993

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