Traditional Monsters - EP#1

by Traditional Monsters

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The Yokai (Traditional Monsters in English) are a type of supernatural creature in Japanese folklore.

The term Yokai essentially refers to mischievous characters with supernatural or unexplainable capacities.

The musical world portrayed by Dick Turner and Traditional Monsters is something of a bestiary filled with borderline characters in search of hypothetical happiness, painted against a background of desperate humor...


released June 23, 2015

Traditional Monsters is:
Dick Turner - Voice & trombone
Emiko Ôta Drums - (Emiko & KiriSute Gomen, Mami Chan band, Fantazio, Don Cavalli ...)
Arnaud Caquelard - Bass - (Orval Carlos Sibelius, BigPants ...)
Axel Monneau - Guitar - (Centennial Orval Carlos Sibelius ...)



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Track Name: One Armed Man
One Armed Man

Life is different when you have one arm
It’s hard to squeeze your baby, hard to keep her warm
When you meet somebody and go to shake his hand
First thing that they notice is you’re a one armed man

Life is different when you have one arm
Hard to change that gearbox in your car
Hard to keep your mouth shut when people start stop and look
Hard to change those pages in your self-help book

Yes, life is different when you have one arm
Sometimes I get so fed up that I say god-darn
When I’m feeling sad and blue
I do the only thing I can
I go down to the circus and watch the armless man

Oh lend me your hand
Track Name: Lucky Star
Lucky Star

There's a snake in a box
In the basement of a house
In the box with the snake
The man put the mouse
Then the man stood and watched
He felt a bit like god
And the mouse
Well all he knew
Was he was feeling rather odd
Then the man shakes the box
Thinking "This could take all day"
"Hurry up! Got things to do
Money's time as they say
- That's what they say"
The mouse looked up
And saw the man staring down at him
He asked himself what it meant
Hoping things aAren't what they seem
The snake uncoils and moves slow
Across the sawdust chips
The man looks down
His eyes are wide
There's a tremor on his lips
The mouse can't move
'Cause he is trapped
Like a bug inside a jar
But he still hopes
Hopes he was born
Under a lucky star
A lucky star
In a flash it is done
And the man walks up the steps
He goes outside under the sun
He puts some water on the grass
the snake still lays in the box
In the basement of the house
In his throat is a lump
That used to be a mouse

The man now knows
He's seen the proof
You can't change the way things are
But he's no mouse
He is a man
For that he thanks his lucky stars
Track Name: You Have the Power
You’ve got the Power

If there was a word
A word is just a sound
That if you said it
Your whole world would change

do you think you’d say it
if the only thing you knew
was from then on
nothing would be the same ?

Or if there was a sign
A sign that you could make
Like a gesture, a motion of your had
Do you think you’d do it
would you take the risk
Like a step into an unknown land
You have the power
In your hand

If you could see outside your own dimension
Do you think you’d open up your eyes
to see yourself alone
Things are different
What if everything you know are lies?

You have the power
in your hand
Track Name: Push the Panic Button
Push the Panic Button

All the paint is peeling
Just like I’ve been feeling
Stare at the crack on the wall
I see monsters ten feet tall

Push the panic button – of love

Fly in the ointment
Such a disappointment
Caused me such distress
I sent myself an SMS saying

Push the panic button – of love

Life’s been playing tricks on you
Neither heads nor tails
And you wonder if you’ll ever win
You’re standing in a corner talking to yourself
What to do to change this state you’re in

Push the Panic Button

Once I get my thoughts together
I’ll feel a whole, whole, lot, lot better
Gonna dot my I’s and cross my T’s
Get down to bare necessities

Push the panic button – of love