Pretty Eyes, Pretty Eyes!

by Major Parkinson

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This song is something as rare as a commissioned work. When Major Parkinson crowdfunded their previous album, one of the available perks was to have a new song written for you. An anonymous woman paid 1.357 Euros, and this is the end result. The band got very little info about this person, except that she has a strong literary fascination for the German author E.T.A. Hoffman. Hence, this song is an homage to Hoffman's 200 year old short story "The Sandman", where a delusional man falls in love with a mechanical doll. "Pretty Eyes, Pretty Eyes" is an exploration of this Faustian love pact and the complexity of narcissism, through the vehicle of a 2 minute punk song.

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What is the color of your imagination?
What is the substance of your jilted soul?
Don’t say!
I don't want to know
Don’t tell!
I don’t want you to grow on me
I've told you once that some things are just better
Better left unsaid
Better
Better left unsaid

What is the purpose of your isolation?
What are you thinking when there’s no one there?
Don’t say!
I don’t want to know
Don’t tell!
I don’t want you to grow on me
I've told you once that some things are just better
Better left unsaid
Better
Better left unsaid

If you were tangible down to the core,
I would never consider you pretty
Cause your vernal features would look predetermined,
I hear the palaver of pity
Tell me who are you to justify your aging arrogance
I wasn’t like this all my life, you know,
I showed interest in other people
I was born with a curious mind just like yours,
now I’m tired, I want to sleep
Cause I miss the soothing tranquilizing bliss of ignorance

So what is the color of your imagination?
Jilted soul.

credits

released April 25, 2016
Music & Lyrics: Major Parkinson
Mix: Iver Sandøy
Master: Jørgen Træen
Music video: Benjamin Langeland / Flimmer Film

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Major Parkinson Bergen, Norway

Somewhere in between pop and psychosis, somber poetry and dark rock, there is Major Parkinson. A fearless and distinctly different band, with a fresh, unconventional approach to the art of writing music.

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