Barricades

by Kog

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released October 16, 2012

All songs written and composed by Kog Ravindran
Co-produced by Kog Ravindran & Matt Neighbour
Recorded & Mixed by Matt Neighbour at Sing Sing Studios, Cremone VIC
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Jack the Bear’s Deluxe Mastering

Front cover artwork created by Caitlin Cruse and designed by Cara Tune. Thank you to Romesh Cruse for appearing on the front with assistance from Madison Griffiths.

Photography by Kim Cartmell for Kim Cartmell Photography.

This EP is dedicated to my Mum and Dad-Vani and Ravi-for their continual love and absolute support for what I do. Thank you.

A big thanks to Adam Dempsey, Kim Cartmell, Caitlin Cruse, Romesh Cruse, Cara Tune, Madison Griffiths, Thanu Ravindran, Kit Jeyakandan, Carole McNally and St. Joseph's Parish South Yarra, Matthew Sanderson, Stewart Bell, Rod Marshall, Haileybury College, James Hunter-Smith and the Hunter-Smith family, Hayden Joseph, Hugh Nicolson, Si Jay Gould, Maximillion, and Martin Curmi.

And finally to my compadre Matt Neighbour, thank you for being there through the lonesome process of making a solo recording. Thanks for introducing me to Rufus and allowing me to kick your arse in ping-pong during our marathon day of recording. The score stands at 10-2. Till next time.

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Kog Melbourne, Australia

Kog is an independent singer-songwriter who records and performs songs as they were conceived-while singing at the piano.

'Barricades' is his debut EP available now on Bandcamp for FREE

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Track Name: Honour
Honour
(K.Ravindan)

You sit quietly
With a bunch of lemmings on your knee
In your cave there’s a window
Where the Himalayan sun won’t rest until you sleep

You like to play this game
You got seven little pills to ease away the pain
But one is laced, with just enough cyanide to blow you back to earth again

Where do you go if you’ve just been waiting?
Waiting to be loved by a crazy stage man
Why’d I have to start this stupid plan?

Sweep them away
Bring me a new line of dancers
I’ve got a plan this time, don’t mess with me

Where do you go if you’ve just been waiting?
Waiting to be loved by my mother’s saviour
Why’d I have to start this stupid plan?

I’m breaking up this town
I wanna know, can I leave with honour?
Reel it in
I don’t wanna loose my head
I wanna know, can I leave with honour?
Lick it up
I don’t wanna lick my wounds
I wanna know, can I leave with honour?
Track Name: Plaguing
Plaguing
(K.Ravindran)

Timing’s all I need, can you take me back to youth and innocence?
You threw your prize on a tree, can you tell me why I waited even then?

You’re building me up
Oh you’re building me up

But don’t be long you know I’ll wait
Yeah I’ll be praying in the sun
If I wake up I’ll know my way
Yeah I’ll be digging in the mud

You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heartless rage

You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heartless rage

Light me up in red, and you tell me something new to phase my head
Purple leather, white and blue can you see me through your microscope and hair?
I never want to see you when you fall, no I never want to see you on the floor

You’re building me up
Oh you’re building me up

But don’t be long you know I’ll wait
Yeah I’ll be praying in the sun
If I wake up I’ll know my way
Yeah I’ll be digging in the mud

You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heartless rage

You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heart
You’re plaguing in my heartless rage
Track Name: Wedding Bells
Wedding Bells
(K.Ravindan)

Told myself I wouldn’t write another love song
Told myself I wouldn’t write another love song
Told myself I wouldn’t write another love song
Told myself I wouldn’t write another love song

I know you got no reason to see me, so darling won’t you listen up
I know you got no reason to leave him, so darling won’t you just take a chance?

Don’t marry that boy, don’t marry that boy
Please don’t marry that boy, please don’t marry that boy
Don’t marry that boy, don’t marry that boy
Please don’t marry that boy, please don’t marry that boy

I don’t wanna hear about it, I don’t wanna read the invitation
And if I knew it was coming up, I’d have to book me a trip to Spain, I’d have to book me a trip to Spain

Don’t marry that boy, don’t marry that boy
Please don’t marry that boy, please don’t marry that boy
Don’t marry that boy, don’t marry that boy
Please don’t marry that boy, please don’t marry that boy

I wish I was seven years old again, and I knew all of the things I knew
I’d kill a man for a DeLorean, so I could do all of the things I need to do
Track Name: Othello
Othello
(K.Ravindran)

I

I told you ever tale so you would know
I never had the silver spoon and robe
I only had myself along the road
And you just stood and stared
Amazed at what I said
Forgetting who I was
Forgetting how they spoke
A black man held a loft
In a white man’s boulevard
In glorified esteem
But don’t forget your place
And daddy said you’re not
Allowed to love this man
For he’s not one of us
But you still held my hand
You still held my hand
You still held my hand

II

Oh jealousy you’ll bring me down
The animals inside me come to play
Rumour, whisper, take me to the blade
Iago you puppeteer, you’ll take me to the blade
Yeah I’m sure, you would take me to the blade
But I can’t see

III

Desdemona you were paradise
And you’ll stay in my eyes as I sit here and contemplate my sacrifice
A newborn baby on its way
And it will never now my cowardice, my impotence and all you claimed
Why’d I have to go insane?
I’m so sorry I’m insane
My darling oh wait, oh wait