The Dance Of The Diaspora

by PINKNOISE

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released 05 September 2014

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PINKNOISE Kolkata, India

PINKNOISE, formed in 2006, is the mischievous late night alter-ego to indie pioneers Skinny Alley.

Their debut studio full length, The Dance Of The Diaspora, was released in 2014 after a tumultuous two years during which time the band lost its bassist Gyan Singh to illness.

He is survived by Jayashree Singh (voice, stories), Amyt Datta (guitar, synthesizers) and Jivraj Singh (drums, design).
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Track Name: dollar $cience
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you've got a degree in dollar science 

you calculate and you analyse 

you've become the go-to-guy

when flow gets slow and wells run dry

interest rates consume your mind 

while you've totally lost interest in mine

you plot your graphs and chart your pies 

no shared laughs and no shared sighs

it's all about the green

nothing can come between

you and your precious screen 

so scared of what i'm seeing

i recall the days when

you had time for your friends 

and different things excited you 

cos you had a wide-angle view

that was another life

the one you cut out with the knife

the knife you sharpened on the stone

the stone that's destroying this home

you only want to spread your sheet 

you don't care life's become counterfeit

(oh yes)

chorus:

onrum onrum irandu * one and one make two


poovil irupathu vandu * the bee that visits the flower

irandum irandum nalu *
 two and two make four

inipai irrukum thengai
moonrum * 
in the tree is the coconut

moonrum aaru
velai * three and three make six
sheythai shoru * 
you eat only when you work


nangam nangam ettu
 * four and four make eight

nanra patuval pattu * my darling sings like silk

einthum einthum pathu
 * 
five and five make ten
anbe namathu sotthu * 
love is our treasure

you only want to spread your sheet

you don't care life's become counterfeit

(oh yes)

chorus
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Track Name: bumblebee
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at home all day
the radio plays
songs from films of years gone by
some sad, some sweet
but he don't dig that beat
he wants a pocket deep and wide

he works in daddy's corner shop
but all he thinks of is hip-hop

chorus:
ka ka kalakala vandu
nee eppidi appam shuduvai
kota nellai kumuki
kumma kumma kuthi

* o, crow,
o, sociable bumblebee,
how do you make your pancakes?
we harvest, winnow and pound the grain *

he's not into
the bhangra tunes
that his neighbours play so loud
it's not the groove that makes him move
he's never been one of the crowd

he works in daddy's corner shop
but all he thinks of is hip-hop

chorus:
ka ka kalakala vandu
nee eppidi appam shuduvai
kota nellai kumuki
kumma kumma kuthi
cheeni shakarai pottu, adilay naiyum vittu
shuttu thadi shuri
na pittu pittu thingarenay

* o, crow,
o, sociable bumblebee,
how do you make your pancakes?
we harvest, winnow and pound the grain
then add sugar and butter
please make me one
i'll break it off piece by piece and eat it *
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