Decoded

by icky romantic

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Decoded (EP) is icky romantic's second studio album. In this project, icky romantic explored alt-pop, electronica, and jazz genres, all while staying true to her melodic and lyrical roots.

Special shout-out to the following Indiegogo campaign donators:

Jamie Binegar
Ryan Boulton
Rob Breen
Maggie Durbin
MDW Hodder
Jeremy Kochis
Nikki Lanka
Greg Lowery
Aileen Maki
John McCann
Ryan Peverly
Mark Phillips
Brian Smith
Danny Welch

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released February 14, 2016

Performer : K. McCoy (icky romantic)
Writer: K. McCoy (icky romantic)
Publisher: icky romantic media (ASCAP)
Producers: B. Esposito, K. McCoy
Recorded by: B. Esposito, Right Hand Studios
Mixing/mastering: B. Esposito, Right Hand Studios
Cover photography: L. McCoy, bella vita photography

℗ © 2016 icky romantic
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Track Name: Loose Lips Sink Ships
Captain, captain, I’ve heard there’s been a mutiny
Are you still fit to run this ship?
Can you feel the storm that’s brewing on the sea?
Captain, captain, loose lips will sink us fast

Water levels are rising to a frightening height
And the pressure’s building deep within
Hear the thunder and see the way the lightening strikes
Captain, captain, this storm may be our last

Who will hear our S.O.S.?
Who will hear our S.O.S.?
Who will hear our S.O.S.?
Who will hear our S.O.S.?

Captain, captain, you’ve been a captain for so long
Can you still recall the feel of land?
Take command of this ship and steer us safely home
Captain, captain, it’s not worth us getting killed

Who will hear our S.O.S.?
Who will hear our S.O.S.?
Who will hear our S.O.S.?
Who will hear our S.O.S.?

And just for a minute
The calm of the sea is calming me
It’s calming
Captain, captain
You can regain your honor
By going down with this ship
Track Name: Decoded
You’re so clever, you’re so smart
You talk in codes, talk in codes in your art
And I don’t see them, cuz I’m so dumb
You have to show me what they, show me what they are

You’re so balanced, you’re so calm
You use that herbal as a, herbal as a balm
But I can’t do that, it makes me cry
You have to tell how I’m, tell me how I’m wrong

And I’ll never get you
Cuz you’re so complex
But I solved the riddle
Of what’s in your head
You’ve been decoded

You’ve got talent, you’ve got grace
You gotta photograph, you photograph your face
It makes me nervous and wonder why
You wanna try to take, you try to take my place

And I’ll never get you
Cuz you’re self-obsessed
But I solved the riddle
Of what’s in your head
You’ve been decoded

Now I’m no angel and I’m no bitch
But I’ve got the urge, got the urge to scratch that itch
You’re both so perfect, it’s meant to be
So go on fuck each other, fuck each other sick

You’ll never get it
Cuz you won’t get me
You knew the riddle
And you had the key
To decode me
Track Name: Cool Cat
You always wanna go out
You’re always on the prowl
You never wanna chill out with me
You gotta hunt for fresh meat

You like to spurn my touch
You think I want you too much
But I can’t walk away from you
Cuz you’ll win me back if I do

You’re a cool cat
You’re a cool cat
But I didn’t know that
When I picked you up in the church parking lot

You wait till others are gone
To show me who’s the boss
You like to sink your claws in me
You gotta claim your territory

But when we’re in a crowd
With other people around
You like to act like you love me
So everybody else can see

You’re a cool cat
You’re a cool cat
But I didn’t know that
When I picked you up in the church parking lot

God is on your lips
The devil in your hips
But it’s the chip on your shoulder I can’t resist (x4)

You’re a cool cat
You’re a cool cat
But I didn’t know that
When I picked you up in the church parking lot
Track Name: Devil's Arithmetic
You have no idea
How many conversations we have never had
I’ve been keeping score
Pretending tender moments somewhere in my head

It’s the devil’s arithmetic
Counting things that don’t exist
It’s the devil’s arithmetic
Counting things that don’t exist

Please don’t wake me up
I’m having such a good time thinking we’re in love
Don’t you say good-bye
I cannot stand in when we have to be apart

How long will it take?
I try to measure it but none of it makes sense
Counting down the days and weeks and months and years
I cannot see the end

It’s the devil’s arithmetic
Counting things that don’t exist
It’s the devil’s arithmetic
Counting things that don’t exist

I try to add the numbers up
My heart’s divided by the loss
Each day multiplies the fear
I’ve been subtracted from you, dear

It’s the devil’s arithmetic
Counting things that don’t exist
It’s the devil’s arithmetic
Counting things
Track Name: Love Machine
Smooth veneer, plastic sheen
Baby, you’re a love machine
Metal gear, silver screen
Baby, you’re a love machine (x2)

Calculated, integrated readings
Masquerading palpitating feelings (x2)

You don’t have a heart, but you’ve got hardware

Trigger locked, safety off
Baby, you’re a battle bot
Auto on, power shot
Baby, you’re a battle bot (x2)

Calculated, integrated readings
Masquerading palpitating feelings (x2)

You don’t have a heart, but you’ve got hardware

You think you’ve got it figured out
Much smarter than anyone else
You rig the algorithm
You don’t think we get the difference
I’m not like you, I’m not like you
I’m not like you
You’re not human, you’re not human
You’re just

Calculated, integrated readings
Masquerading palpitating feelings
Calculated, integrated readings
Masquerading palpitating
Track Name: Not Satisfied
Look at us being so balanced
Look at us playing on key
Look at us acting like everything’s normal
Everything’s as it should be

Look at us going through motions
Look at us stepping in time
Look at us saying that everyone’s lovely
Everyone’s doing just fine

But I’m not satisfied
I’m not satisfied

Look at me playing with riddles
Look at me making up facts
Look at me trying so hard not to tell you
Trying so hard not to ask

Look at you acting so proper
Look at you giving it space
Look at you making the first move forward
Then turning away the next day

Well I’m not satisfied
I’m not satisfied

I didn’t find you
I didn’t find you in time
Oh you tried to warn me
You tried to warn me, but I wouldn’t listen
I didn’t find you
I didn’t find you in time
But if I had
If I had would you have loved me?

Look past the confident posture
Look deeper into the scene
Look at my eyes when I try not to look at you
Surely you know what I mean

Look at this whole situation
Using a clear, level head
Oh but look at the way that your reason and logic
Are leading you far from my bed

Well I’m not satisfied
I’m not satisfied

I didn’t find you
I didn’t find you in time
Oh you tried to warn me
You tried to warn me, but I wouldn’t listen
I didn’t find you
I didn’t find you in time
But if I had
If I had would you have loved me?