Sarah Lucy McCabe

Mar 14, 2016

Sarah Lucy McCabe also performs guitar and has already co written songs with Karlos producing some fabulous lyrical imagery which have enhanced the musical writing of Karlos.

Closing time. She is here.
He’s miles away but still too near
Soak the mind and douse the blood
All that’s left is ice It’s cold
Have another, ’til it blurs.

Slipping under
The waves of conscious thought 
Insanity is grabbing at her curls
Rum-filled, looking on Lips full of hope tonight

Clock is ticking, Is she home?
Too much noise but she’s alone
Falling down, that empty sound
Forever tumbling ’til she’s found.
Clock is ticking.

I landed off the brow
I’d come to learn the frown
Written on the face
Could it be a mistake?
The knots can be revealed
My inner soul is healed
Is yours? Like a limpit on the wall
You’ll never change

Riding over the waves of conscious thought
There’s sanity back inside her world
Pour a rum and her flag will be unfurled yeah
It’s Closing time

This poem was put to Music by Karlos and you can see the video on the website now. Also the song is on the latest EP release.

Livid lemon
Pastel lounge
Vivid colours
Skin and sound
Sour rooms
Purse the lips
Lemon drops
Sting the tips

Shrinking violet
Backs away
Livid Lemon
Streaks the way
Feel the tingle
Pierce the skin
Dancing juice
Pour it in
Salt the tongue
Kiss the glass
Livid lemon goes down last

Yellow curve
Pale and cold
Once Vivid lemon
Shrinks and folds
Out of juice,
Getting old.
(Now Livid lemon’s not so bold.)
Now this pithy story’s told.

Sarah Lucy McCabe wrote this poetry and Karlos put the words to music. As a treat Sarah is also singing lead vocals on the recording of this track. Check out the new EP to hear the song.

looking glass looked
back at her today.
Showed half a girl
…features worn away.
Stands alone in her home
Tears fall fast in realisation.
That it’s gone.

Goodbye love
My friend
Signs for local routes
Came to an end
Roads are blocked ahead
Turn it round, head back to town
You won’t find piece of mind here
Take the taxi dear

Lived divided in their paths
Sharing hurt more than the laughs
Insecurities to the fore
Couldn’t take it anymore
It’s tough
To end this paragraph

Verse 1
Around the White thing
Embers glow
Familiar sparks
silver puddles.
Reflect the ghosts.

Perfumed smoke fills the space
Distant rain
Drowning heart
Drenched spikes round pools of blue.
Stoney grey upon your mask.

Chorus
What was now is then
What was then
Is hard to mend.
Same film; tangled  reels
Me and you 
distorted view. X 2

Verse 2
Passage back locked and chained
Waster breath a crowded space
Choked by all this toxic talk
Cluttered dreams packed in one case

Shifting feet bring me back
Glowing embers pierce the black.
Rain like needles
Pricks the skin
It’s good to feel.

Chorus
What was now is then
What was then
Is hard to mend.
Same film; tangled  reels
Me and you 
distorted view. X 2

Around the White thing,
Dead ends darken,
Curtain call.
Reflection catches in the glass
Porcelain silhouette

Stub it out.
Face the now.
No regrets.

The Karlos Kollective have created an original song from these lyrics which will be on the website soon

Singing down an old spray can
In your dressing gown
You were made to be a star
But your dreaming wanes to a lesser fame
How mundane

Autopilot on
Type, copy, paste delete it’s gone
There’s more to life
File it under “stop I’m done”

Throw the cat out of the bag
Burst forth there’s life now to be had
Shed that greyscale copy
Colour me in (sound?)

In time it’s what you need that gets you by
I’ve got a little humour and style
It’s all riddles now
Pretend reality’s no good
But Something’s gonna change my world

Live out another verse of sorts
You hum I’ll play out all my thoughts
Record and pause create a demo
Walk out, forget the final memo

In time it’s what you need that gets you by
I’ve got a little humour and style
It’s all riddles now
Pretend reality’s no good
But Something’s got to change my world