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These words just drift across me
Like water over stones
As if I'll find a nice way
To say that we are all alone

Everything else was miscellaneous
We prayed to God and wished he came for us

Tell me how you love your children (the system is broken)
Show me all that you have done (the system is broken)
My rage is inarticulate (the system is broken)
They've taken out my tongue (the system is…)

Everything else was miscellaneous
We prayed to God and wished he came for us


from The Recorder, released December 1, 2014
Lyrics: Searles

Matt Searles: Lead vocals, synth
Alan Stead: Guitar
James Rampton: Bass, vocals
Mark Durham: Drums

Outro written and programmed by Matt Searles. Guitar and live drums by James Rampton



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Kobayashi Croydon, UK

Kobayashi are a strange band.

Not strange as in weird (except, maybe, for guitarist Alan) but strange as in hard-to-define. Linkin Park, Basement Jaxx, Roxy Music, Queen, James Brown, Tom Waits, The Stooges, Gomez, Bowie and Muse are just some of the artists we’ve been compared to. We don’t try to sound like any of them. ... more

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