Ghosts of Kowloon

by Paul Schedlich

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released April 9, 2014

Recorded By Lucas Rose.

Mastered By John Drew.
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Design by Mike Simpson.
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Photography by Paul.
Instagram: psched.

Printed by Kid Icarus.
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Paul Schedlich: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Baritone Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Synths, Loops, Electronic Drums.

Steve Dagg: Drums

Lucas Rose: Guitar and Keyboards/Synths on Hapless. 808 on Apaulo Fourteen.

Thank you: Lucas Rose, Steve Dagg, Shane Turner, Jon Drew, Vanessa Schedlich, Craig Pattison, Ravi Steve, Sarah Maddix, Mike Simpson, Kid Icarus.

Music and Lyrics by Paul Schedlich
©2014 It's German for Harmful SOCAN/SESAC

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Dreamy, fuzzy, pretty, sad-sack guitar heroics. Ghosts of Kowloon, is my first solo full-length release.

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Track Name: Greater and Lesser Flamingos
IT WAS 3 AM.
I COULDN’T SLEEP.
TYPHOON OUTSIDE.
A DANGEROUS NIGHT.
A FEW BLOCKS AWAY.
UNALTERED STATE.
AN OPEN WINDOW.
SALVATION BELOW.

DISREGARD THE LIGHTS.
IT’S NOT HOW IT SEEMS.
MOST PEOPLE HERE
DON’T HAVE WHAT THEY NEED.
EVERY STEP AHEAD,
MORE LEFT BEHIND.
THERE’S NO REMORSE.
ACCEPTABLE CRIMES.

AT A DISTANCE,
HIDE THE DISGUST.
WILL NEVER FIT IN.
DON’T KNOW WHO TO TRUST.
FAILED YOU MISERABLY.
COULD’VE DONE SOMETHING.
ALL I CAN THINK.

GALVANIZING.
WAS THERE SOMETHING THAT COULD’VE BEEN DONE?
BEEN THERE BEFORE. WE’VE ALL FELT ALONE.
IF THAT WOULD’VE HELPED.
DIDN’T KNOW YOUR NAME.
I REMEMBER YOUR FACE AND YOUR YOUNG TROUBLED EYES.
LIGHT BURNT OUT. BRUTALLY SHORT. WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND.

I KNOW THEY’RE WRONG.
YOU’RE IN A QUIET PLACE NOW.
YOU WON’T HAVE TO HEAR.
YOU’LL NEVER HAVE TO HEAR THEM AGAIN.
Track Name: John and George
SPEND MOST OF THE DAY
WONDERING,
WHO IS GOING TO TAKE US AWAY.
ASLEEP ON THE WINDOW.
FACING LIBERTY.
FOR NOW IT’S OUR HOME.
ALL THINGS WON’T PASS, SO HANG ON.
WE CAN BE YOUR DOUBLE FANTASY.
JUST BREAK DOWN AND TAKE US HOME.
JUST GOT TO LISTEN TO THAT DREAM.

CAN’T FORGET YOUR FACE.
LOST LIKE A RUNAWAY.
CAME INTO YOUR LIFE.
NEEDED IT MOST.
WE WOULD BE PROUD
TO BE BY YOUR SIDE.

HERE COMES THE SUN AGAIN.
PLAY WITH US.
FORGET YOUR REGRET.
HOLD US CLOSE.
HOLD US LIKE
NEVER GOING TO LET GO
AGAIN.
Track Name: Shinkansen
RED-EYED RETURN.
ALWAYS SOMETHING
I’M ESCAPING.
TRAPPED IN MY HEAD.
DESPITE THE DISTANCE,
A LEGACY YOU LEFT.
THE WARMTH OF YOUR SMILE.
YOU HADN’T BEEN
CONTAMINATED.
YOU CAME SO FAR
TO PUT OFF FATE.
THAT WASN’T FOR US.

DON’T KNOW WHERE THE TIME GOES.
THAT BRILLIANT DAY IN KYOTO.

LOOKED OUT FOR YOU
BUT STILL BECAME
A COMPLICATION.

YOU WERE SO BRAVE.
YOU PUT ME TO SHAME.
I WAS AFRAID.

MOVED ON.
DON’T KNOW WHERE THE TIME GOES.
SHINKANSEN BACK TO TOKYO.

WARM JANUARY.
WAITED FOR THE TRAIN.
WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN?

DON’T KNOW WHERE THE TIME GOES.
A POSSIBILITY I’LL NEVER KNOW
Track Name: You Can't Be Replaced
WEIGHED DOWN.
FELT COMPELLED.
GOT RID OF EVERYTHING.
SOUNDS CLICHÉ.
REALIZED
THAT YOU CAN’T BE REPLACED.

MY BOOKS WERE FIRST TO GO.
THEN MY RECORDS,
MY BROKEN STEREO.
STUFF I NO LONGER NEED.
HOPE THEY MAKE
SOMEONE ELSE HAPPY.

WEIGHED DOWN.
FELT COMPELLED.
GOT RID OF EVERYTHING.
SOUNDS CLICHÉ.
REALIZED
THAT YOU CAN’T BE REPLACED.

ALL THAT’S LEFT:
A FEW BOXES,
MY GUITARS,
A COUPLE OF BAGS.
THERE OR HERE.
I FELT MIRED IN A MAP OF MY MISTAKES.
I OFTEN DREAM
YOU ARE STILL ALIVE
HOW DIFFERENT THINGS MIGHT BE.
INHERITED
RESTLESSNESS
AND RECKLESS WANDERLUST.

WEIGHED DOWN.
FELT COMPELLED.
GOT RID OF EVERYTHING.
SOUNDS CLICHÉ.
REALIZED THAT YOU CAN’T BE REPLACED.

I KNOW THAT I WILL FEEL WRONG.
HERE OR IN HONG KONG.
A PICTURE INCOMPLETE.
STILL MISSING A PIECE.
Track Name: Loser on Victory Avenue
NO NEED TO RETRACE,
FORGET OR DISASSOCIATE.
THE SECRETS WE KEPT.
GENTLY DEPRAVED.
FELL APART IMPERFECTLY
ENOUGH UNTIL IT WASN’T.
FATALLY FLAWED BUT WE TRIED,
TO KEEP WHAT WE ONCE HAD ALIVE.
PRESCIENT.
WE DESERVED A BETTER END.

LIVED ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE EARTH.
SOMETHING MADE US THINK IT COULD WORK.
IT USED TO BE SO EASY.
USED TO KNOW WHAT YOU NEED.

YEARNED FROM AFAR.
IT WASN’T STRONG ENOUGH.
DRIFTED APART.
MADE A CHOICE.
NOT WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE.
NO SECOND CHANCE.

FATALLY FLAWED BUT WE TRIED
TO KEEP WHAT WE ONCE HAD ALIVE.
COULDN’T CHANGE.
ACCEPT THE BLAME.
NEVER REALIZED.

LIVED ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE EARTH.
SOMETHING MADE US THINK IT COULD WORK.
USED TO BE SO EASY.
USED TO KNOW WHAT YOU NEED.

IT WAS ENOUGH. USED TO BE FINE.
OUR TIMING WAS OFF.
YOUR DAY WAS MY NIGHT.
I CAN’T GO BACK.
MISTAKES IN OUR PAST.

INDULGE ME.
USED TO BE GREAT.
BRIEF TIME.
IDEALIZED.
Track Name: Hapless
FIRST TIME WE MET
YOU WERE A MESS.
CHARISMATIC,
YET HAPLESS.
MANAGE TO BRING OUT THE BEST.
A WARMTH I NEVER THOUGH I HAD.

I REMEMBER HOW I BROUGHT YOU HOME.
I RUE HOW WE ARE GETTING OLD.
YOU’VE REALLY TAUGHT ME SO MUCH.
IT’S ALL UNCONDITIONAL.

WISH SOME THINGS WOULD NEVER CHANGE.
LIKE HOW WE WERE ON THAT DAY.
Track Name: You Were My Torch
I USED TO LIVE ON THE DARK SIDE.
LONELY BUT LUCKY,
ADAPTED TO THIS LIFE.
WAS HAPPY BEING LOST
BETTER THAN BEING JUDGED.
THE STIMULATION DULLED.
IT JUST WASN’T ENOUGH.

I’LL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT,
I STILL REFLECT AND REGRET.
THE FEW GREAT ONES
WHO CAME AND LEFT.

I CAN ASCERTAIN
THAT I MET THE BEST.
YOU WERE MY TORCH.
YOU MADE ME FORGET.

THE ANXIETY I FELT.
WAS I WASTING MY DAYS?
WE HAD TOO MUCH FUN,
NOT ACTING OUR AGE.

YOU WERE MY TORCH FROM THE UNDERGROUND.
I COULD BE ANYWHERE WITH YOU AROUND.
Track Name: Shek O
TRIED BUT I WAS LATE.
YOU SMILED AT MY TEXT.
APOLOGIZED AND PROMISED
I WILL TRY TO BE
MORE HALF GERMAN NEXT TIME.

YOU WERE LATE AS WELL.
YOU LOOKED SO CALM AND SVELTE.
GOT OFF AT SHAU KAI WAN.
YOU LAUGHED AT MY CHINESE.
WE WERE OFF TO THE SEA.

GOT OFF AT BIG WAVE ROAD.
WALKED DOWN TO SHEK O.
THIS WAS OUR PERFECT DAY.
FOREVER ETCHED INTO OUR MINDS.
THE DISSAPOINTMENT DISAPPEARED.
WE WERE SURPRISED.

YOU WERE OVERJOYED.
BOTTLES OF VITASOY.
NOSTALGIC,
WE BOTH COULD APPRECIATE
TIME’S BRUTALITY.

BUT THOSE THOUGHTS LEFT MY MIND.
EATING NOODELS OUTSIDE.
TOOK OUR JACKETS OFF.
THE SUN FELT LIKE A GIFT.

WE BOTH KNEW THAT WE FIT.
GOT OFF AT BIG WAVE ROAD.
WALKED DOWN TO SHEK O.

THIS WAS OUR PERFECT DAY.
LIKE A FILM FROM WONG KAR WEI.
FELT LIKE ANOTHER TIME.
INTENSE BUT QUIET.

BRUSHED AWAY THE SAND.
WITH YOUR PERFECT HANDS.
THE SETTING SUN.
OUR DAY WAS DONE
Track Name: Apaulo Fourteen
OBSOLETE.
UNDERTANDABLY,
WAS FORGOTTEN.
GOT DRAWN IN.
NEON-LIT ILLUMINATION.
NEVER FELT REAL.
ALWAYS OUTSIDE MYSELF.
OCEANS APART.
A DAY BETWEEN US.

CAN WE GO BACK?
CAN WE GET PAST?

WHEN WE FIRST MET,
IT WAS SO DETACHED,
IT FELT LIKE BUSINESS.
BUT WE WARMED UP FAST.
SOMEHOW WE CLICKED.
WE WERE UP FOR ANYTHING.
FLEW AWAY WHEN THINGS WERE GOOD.
DIDN’T KNOW IF I’D RETURN.

PAINFUL NOW. BUT IT WASN’T WASTED TIME.
RECIPROCATED. WE BOTH TRIED TO FIND OUR PLACE.
NOW IT’S THIS SPACE .

CAN WE GO BACK?
CAN WE GET PAST?
Track Name: Parachute or Backpack
QUIET.
SEVERAL STORIES UP.
ROOFTOPS.
ABOVE MONG KOK.
FAINT FIRES.
GHOSTS IN THE SKY.
SIX MONTHS.
PASSED US BY.

FELL OUT OF THE SKY.
I WOULD’VE BEEN OK
WITH THAT END.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME.
NEVER FELT SOMETHING
SO PURE.
I HAVE NO CONTROL.
AROUND YOU I FEEL
NO WEIGHT.
CONSTANT DEPATURES.
MOMENTS WE SPENT AWAY.

MET IN THE DARK
KOWLOON PARK.
LAUGHED AT THE SIGNS.
LAMENTED THE TIMES.

JOURNEYS WE TOOK
ALL LED TO HERE.
WHATEVER WE ARE
IT WON’T DISAPPEAR.

FOR THE FIRST TIME
I WASN’T AFRAID TO GROW OLD.
KNEW YOU EXISTED
ALWAYS WONDERED WHEN
WE WOULD MEET.

ONCE IN A LIFETIME
NEVER FELT SOMETHING SO PURE.
A LAST DEPARTURE.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.