Andy Kaufman Lives

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about

A song for Andy Kaufman, a talented, notorious, perpetual mind-bending hoax / performance artist from the 70's and 80's. Influences: Nirvana, REM, David Bowie, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Pixies.

Lost Souls is a melodic, epic album with a nod to each of my main musical influences. It is inspired by the Island Records releases of the early 70's. with influences including John Cale, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Marc Bolan / T-Rex, Duncan Browne, Al Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Big Star, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Nirvana & REM. The centrepieces of the album are two songs about people - performance artist Andy Kaufman and 'Gonzo' artist Ralph Steadman. Ralph lived in my hometown of Abergele in his formative years, and I am a big fan of his artwork. The rumours about Andy Kaufman faking his own death, and the subsequent mystery played a big part in setting the tone and feel of the album.

Genre of Music: Alternative, Acoustic, Indie Pop, Indie, Mystery, Classic Rock, 80's, 90's, Alternative, Alternative Rock, New Wave, Indie Rock,, Psychedelic, Retro, Singer-Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop, Guitar Pop.
Mood of Music: Dark, Brooding, Mysterious, Uplifting, Melodic, Soulful, Mellow, Relaxed, Chilled, Heartfelt, Passionate.
Chronology / Type: New Songs 2016, New Albums 2016, New Music 2016, New Releases 2016, New Bands 2016

lyrics

You cannot die if your Andy Kaufman
A clown can't smile when he wears the mask
The biggest joke never can be tasteful
What you don't know, you'll never have to ask

To love to live the life, it means to laugh
To love to live the life, it's time to go

It drives you on, the pressure till its gone
A blissful emptiness will guide you through the days
When going back to the prematernal sack
The sleeping ecstasy can only be a phase
To brings the labour pain

You cannot hide if your Andy Kaufman
Unless your friends carry on the game
In 30 years people can forget you
How many more disappear from fame

To love to live the life it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To feel the smile that hides behind the lie

This is it, your out of time
Raise the curtains, lock your eyes
On the moon, you stand alone
Come back to earth and join the show

To love to live the life, it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To feel the smile that hides behind the lie
To love to live the life, it means to laugh (it’s all you need)
To love to live the life, it's time to show

You cannot die if you’re Andy Kaufman

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from Lost Souls, released July 26, 2016

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