Temescal Telegraph

by The Corner Laughers

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The Lilac Line
Loma Alta
Sisters of the Pollen
Wren in the Rain
Goodguy Sun
Skylarks of Britain


The Corner Laughers are:
Karla Kane - Lead vocals, ukulele, percussion
Khoi Huynh - Piano, bass, guitars, backing vocals, percussion
KC Bowman - Guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals, percussion
Charlie Crabtree - Drums, percussion

Rex Broome (percussion, 2), Octavia Kane (keyboard, 5), Bradley Skaught (drums and percussion, 8), Gina Sperinde (harmony vocals, 8), Jeri Sykes (woodwinds, 9)

All songs by Karla Kane, except 8 (by Martin Newell)

Recorded and mastered by KC Bowman at Timber Trout Recordings, Oakland, California, on Ohlone land.

Cover art by JR Kinyak
Band photo by Aaron Rubin


releases June 5, 2020


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The Corner Laughers Redwood City, California

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Track Name: The Calculating Boy
He was the calculating boy
He had very little joy from any toy that wasn’t numbers
He added figures in his head long ago and now he’s dead
That’s what they said; eternal slumber

And will you be there when it counts?
It’s adding up in large amounts
You never know just when I’ll pounce, you’ll see
A calculating boy

She was a scrawny little weed
Full of of dandelion seed, what she needed was to scatter
She had a way of running wild
Ever since she was a child she often smiled, mind over matter

And when the young girls start to twitch
And everyone begins to itch
That’s when they hang you as a witch, just ask
A calculating boy

If you looked right into the mirror
Would I suddenly appear, would all you fear turn into fiction
I never was afraid of ghosts
but the thing that worries most is how the post becomes addiction

A snake from Gloucester to Land’s End
Will slither faster than your friend
And who’s that coming round the bend? They’ll see
The calculating boy
Track Name: The Accepted Time
The path
down Eagle Hill
Like a river, like a winding tributary to the sea
And the the sea’s the town
on a busy morning
or a quiet afternoon

I hold your hand and hope you’ll understand I need to
Feel your fingers wrapped around mine, please
Yes, I know, that life means letting go but I will
Hold on just a little longer

Our feet
upon the leaves
That have fallen over night while we were sleeping and the sign
We stop to read
In the churchyard
right beside the open gate

Make the time for trees you long to climb and make me
take the time to be there with you, please
Count the bells, we pass by Mt. Carmel and look up
Find the North Star and Orion

alongside me
If I hurry, tell me ‘wait,’ to go more slowly
is the accepted time
And a walk home
can be a world its own.
Track Name: Lord Richard
A cleansing breeze from across the sky
And a golden wind will purify
And will we sink or will we fly?
roses around Lord Richard

the tribe has spoken and voted me
The one most likely to hug a tree
Gotta take that title seriously
roses around Lord Richard

A captive heart in a wild born
Needs a place to start and space to mourn
a blooming flower, a hidden thorn
Roses around Lord Richard

We can keep our secrets or confess
Let the pieces rot or coalesce
But we need someone to sweep up our mess
roses around Lord Richard

With our aching bones or our feelings hurt
With a steady drone or a sharp alert
Hope to come out clean from a bed of dirt
roses around Lord Richard

Roses around Lord Richard