Character Actors

from by Gaba Kulka

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Light another one I don’t mind
what’s a little smokescreen between friends
It’s Wednesday night or Tuesday morning
I’m so glad you’re here just
watching this woman dissolve
anytime anything brings her little red heart to a boil

See, they’d trust her with a baby
they wouldn’t trust her with a dog
they say a mad-busy schedule
wouldn’t allow for regular walks
so she draws an escape route
and dreams about never getting caught

But tonight with her confidence gone
drawing the smoke spilling out of your lips
don’t worry – tomorrow

she will be back to falling in love with character actors
who will distract her with local accents
and who’s to say
it’s easier that way
than drowning in all your nicotine smoke

She can’t understand how some people can
hold balance while standing still
and each time she moves closer, she feels safe, she
knows that
she’s got that escape route tattooed underneath all
these clothes

she tells you she loves
drawing the smoke spilling out of your lips
don’t ask her about it tomorrow

she will be back to falling in love with character actors
who will distract her with locals accents
and who’s to say
it’s safer that way
than drowning in all your nicotine

she’s back to falling in love

and that’s not to say
she likes it that way
when she feels really broken
she’ll turn into a joke
and say: I’m breathing
I’m still breathing, I’m only breathing
I don’t really smoke

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from The Escapist, released September 8, 2014

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Gaba Kulka Warszawa, Poland

Progressive pop: a motley mixture of styles, from jazz, to piano rock, to weillesque cabaret. Gaba Kulka has written and recorded four albums of her own songs, and she continues to play live and partake in numerous genre-bending projects ranging from electronica to heavy-metal covers. ... more

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