Dark Blue 2 EP

by Dark Blue

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The Dark Blue 2 EP features the recordings: 'The Criminal Code', 'Silence', and 'Bleed'.


released July 13, 2014

All tracks written, performed and produced by Gavin Loughlin at Robot Cat Records except The Criminal Code - words by Vladimir Vysotsky - translated by George Tokarev


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Dark Blue Bingley, UK

Dark Blue descended from the planet Jupiter in 2013, landing on a mountain in New Zealand. Despite the lush scenery, he didn't much like it (due to the many biting insects) so opted instead, to live in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Since arriving in Bingley, Dark Blue has become fascinated with the local architecture and discovered many books about music at the local Library. Here is his music..enjoy! ... more

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Track Name: The Criminal Code
No stories thrill us, neither verse nor prose,
We know all and everything we’ve seen …
The only worthy book is, I suppose,
The book of Code. Criminal, I mean.

When from hangover my head is to explode,
Or when from restlessness I go round the bend —
At any page I open this Code
And keep on reading till the very end!

I’ve always left my friends a wide discretion,
And they prefer to rob, I know my men!
That’s what the article assigns for this transgression:
No less than three and no more than ten.

Just think about these lines, so plain and clear,
They tell us more than any author writes!
Behind these lines there is a world of fear,
Of morbid barracks, cards and bloody fights!

With broken fates these simple lines are breathing,
With those lines I’d rather have no truck,
Boy, am I glad when articles are easy —
Some buddies will receive a piece of luck!

I reach my article — and then I lose my temper,
The heart begins to storm inside my breast,
And throbbing blood bangs madly in my temple
Just like police when coming to arrest!

Translated by George Tokarev
Track Name: Bleed
Breathe...breathe like the air's on fire
Breathe..up on your tight-rope wire
Believe....there’s something more than this
Breathe....waiting for one last kiss


Escape....hiding from piercing eyes
A parade.. become someone else inside
Believe...it’s how it used to be
A Dream...a tale of democracy


Run away, run away, here come the leeches
Run away, run away, men with the speeches
Run away, run away, holding the peaches and cream

Run away, run away, here come the leeches
Run away, run away, men with the speeches
Run away, run away, hold all the peaches and scream

While we bleed

Breathe..breathe like the air's on fire
Breathe...up on your tight rope wire
Believe...the weight of there words bestow
Feel...the weight of a law man’s bow

Track Name: Silence
I’ve seen this face before
I watched as you rode in silent
I watched as you rode in silent

I watched you close the door
And watched as we all stood silent
Watched as we all stood silent

A reoccurring chord
We danced as the bards were singing
Tales of the joy you’re bringing

Insipid voices called
With tales of the pain and violence
But all that is left is silence now...

Running away for your life.....

I watched a dream fall down
I watched when the glass was tinted
And watched as the lies where printed

Beguiling, books were bound
From which all the bards were singing
The tales of a silent underground......