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What I Think I See (I Saw)

from the lost tapes by kokoku

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Again, words are like music to me. But it’s about an all-too-common situation where our own eyes seem to deceive us. -Gio


What I Think I See (I Saw)
by Giovanna Sgarlata

What I think I see I saw
Turning on the time
Did I really see at all?

I know
What do I know?
So deep
All my feelings
Lined up in a row

Is it passion?
My reaction
Baffling to all


I don’t think so
I don’t think I
Can do that at all

So light
Is it night time?
Reach out
And with blind eyes
No one there at all…


My first
This odd
Fills in all the gaps

So lost
Is it that far?
So far
It’s a high price
What I saw…



from the lost tapes, released December 21, 2020
What I Think I See (I Saw) -- c 1984 Gio Sgarlata
Gio-lead vox, guitar 1, Ash-backing vox, congas; Em-backing vox, guitar 2


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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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