Charming Disaster

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Two Charming Disaster tracks released on Kotorino's 2013 album Better Than This:
kotorino.bandcamp.com/album/better-than-this

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released June 11, 2013

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Charming Disaster Brooklyn, New York

Charming Disaster is a musical duo based in Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal. ... more

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Track Name: Murderer
The air is still, the moon a yellow fingernail
It smells like gin beneath the junipers
A scraping sound, shovel in the muddy ground
I hope you thought to bring a change of shoes

Listen dear, we have a situation here
Someone’s picking up what we put down
Oh my word, I got it from a little bird
It might be better if we're not around

You're a murderer, what you gonna do
I'm a murderer too
I'm a murderer, say it cause its true
You're a murderer too

Your pouty lip, chewing on your fingertip
A troubled look across your face
Narrow squint did we wipe the fingerprints
How can we be sure we left no trace

Sin or crime, I think we might have crossed a line
I fear my dear there is no turning back
Do you recall the moment when we lost it all
A clenched fist going slack
Track Name: East River Ferry Waltz
Walk with me for a while

Past the parking lot out where the boats glide by

As the sun settles down on the Upper West Side

We’ll leave solid ground behind

Put our faces to the wind

Tell stories and secrets of lovers and friends

Or say nothing at all

Do the east river ferry waltz…

Queens softly snores

She’s got to wake up for work in the morning

Manhattan's a drunken mess

Passed out in her silver party dress

As we bump into Brooklyn shore

We stumble like drunkards across the floor

With a step two three, step two three, step two three turn…

Do the east river ferry waltz…

When the waters rise again

Never to come back down

We'll sail between tall buildings

Where we used to work uptown

And an orchestra of seagulls

With be the only sound

And we’ll turn to face each other

Do the east river ferry waltz…

The wind can blow good things to you

But the tide will pull them away

Let's treasure this time between us two

With the intimate lopsided sway

Of the east river ferry waltz…