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Gimme Some Light

from the lost tapes by kokoku

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I wrote this in an Alphabet City sublet having just graduated from college. I was young, hungry and single. -Em


Gimme Some Light
by Emily Shane

Gimme some light
Gimme some clear blue sunlight
Shinin’ on through the cool,
Cool white sheets and you

Gimme a time, yeah
Make it a good hard-rock time
Dancin’ on down the road,
Huggin’ on you

I wanna feel like someone needs to be with me
Gimme the sense to know
It depends on how my soul
Surrenders in me

Gimme a love, yeah
Make it the real-deal big time for me
I wanna care enough
To lose my heart to you


from the lost tapes, released December 21, 2020
Gimme Some Light -- c 1983 Emily Shane
Em-lead vox, guitar 1; Ash-backing vox, guitar 2; Gio-backing vox, congas


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kokokutheband New York, New York

At the height of NYC's mid-80s "fast-folk" club scene alongside artists like Suzanne Vega, acoustic trio kokoku arrived with sparkling harmonies and tight rhythms .

Along with Tracy Chapman and Indigo Girls, kokoku emerged just as "women's music" became more mainstream. Some called kokoku the female Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Discover the origins of queer acoustic in these lost tapes from 1984.
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