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Love's Irony

from the lost tapes by kokoku

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The gist: don’t fall in love with folks who recently broke up with someone else. -Gio


Love's Irony
by Giovanna Sgarlata

Wave bye-bye
to the things that we’ve known
A long drawn sigh
From the end of a phone
Hey that’s my line
To insist no one's home
Sometimes my feelings materialize

Oh I, don't want to push things
If I plan to gain now
In time, I go from radical to smooth
Like some vintage wine
I use logic
Think of all the good things
A little theory can sometimes prove
In time, these three words betray me
Next time, I’ll use only two…

Oh I, have a reputation
For my heart of glass
How soon one heart could shatter,
How much longer
Till illusions pass?
One-sided, she came here uninvited
How was I to know
Things where never squared?
One question
Where went all the justice?
You were mine
As I am standing here

Still I remember
You were standing there
Waving both your wings
No one seemed to care
I turned to you
And in love's irony
I could only think of one thing to say…


from the lost tapes, released December 21, 2020
Love’s Irony -- c 1984 Gio Sgarlata
Gio-lead vox, guitar 1; Ash- backing vox, guitar 2; Em-backing vox, bass


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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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