Cousin

Cousin

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Since their start in early 04 Cousin has come a long way. Performing at the Desdemona Fest in the summer of 06 with the likes of Ghostface and We Are Scientists and performing all over NYC.With their upcoming release and a powerful live show Cousin is ready for the national spotlight

Biography

If notorious kraut rockers Can threw down with Todd Rundgren's The Nazz, or if Steely Dan decided they were going to record an album with Big Star, you'd be likely to end up with an outfit like Cousin. In today's derivative market, Cousin's music has no peers - drawing from a variety of influences while sounding like no artist in particular - a rarity in an age where plagiarism goes beyond sheer flattery.

Lyrics

Ugly Man

Written By: Peter Klein; Raze Regal (P) 2005 Party With Villains/ASCAP

VERSE 1

I’m due for a reinvention.
I will travel near and far.
Searching for a safe haven
Underneath the burning stars.

But I wind up in the same place
Where you left me.
A bit of bitterness; darling I confess:
For a moment we were free.

PRE-CHORUS

And I was different than before
Your presence had me floored.
Don’t you always say
I’m in a wrong way.
After all the cries and laughs.
After all the summers past
Don’t you always say
I’m in a wrong way.

CHORUS

And I can’t even remember.
(I can’t even remember).
And I can’t even forget.
And I can’t even remember.
(I can’t even remember).
And I can’t even forget.

VERSE 2

Shaping up to be a bad man.
A thorn in your gorgeous eye.
Don’t play in abandoned houses…
There’s no room to go and hide.

But I never get restless.
My life isn’t that precious.
It feels so good to be broken.
Feels so good to be open.

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE

Hopefully, I will be
Beautiful again.
Hopefully, I will be
Beautiful again.
Again.
Again.
Again.
Again.
Again. (repeat 16x)
[Soon there’ll be another time] (repeat 4x)

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS

Girl I Knew

Written By: Raze Regal (P) 2005 Party With Villains/ASCAP


VERSE

When we first met
We connected without hesitation.
You were divine
In every situation.
But now you disgust me
Your ways and actions.
There's no resemblance
In any form or fashion
To the girl I fell for.
Where is she hiding?
I'll tell you what though
I'm tired of trying.

CHORUS

Whatever happened to
the girl i knew.
Suddenly she acts
so brand new.
I thought i could bite,
I bit more than i could chew.
For you!
For you!
For you.

BRIDGE

It hurts so bad
'Cause she don't want me
anymore.
It hurts so bad
'Cause she don't want me
anymore.

ADLIBS

Lady, you gotta grow up
Before you blow up
Ya know?
Barbecue or Mildew!
Catch my drift?

CHORUS

OUTRO

Autumn

Written By: Raze Regal (P) 2005 Party With Villains/ASCAP

VERSE 1

More kisses for my love.
A smile for the ages.
Oh, how the minutes evaporate.
The sky is changing and pivots the pages.
Feel the wind oscillate.

CHORUS

And it’s such a shame.
And it’s such a shame.
And it’s such a shame.
And it’s such a shame.

The years of my youth roll on.
Where does this sadness come from?

VERSE 2

Despair will replace the heat and the sun rays.
Everything is a blur.
The date is useless;
Everyday is like Sunday
And doldrums Central here we come!

And it’s such a shame. (4x)

The year’s of my youth roll on.
Where does this sadness come from?

BRDIGE

I find it hard to explain.
No one wants the blame.
A bittersweet affair.
A dirty game.

VERSE 1 (Repeated)

CHORUS

Discography

**For The Ages EP (2005/2006)
**Girl I Knew EP (2006)
**Midwest Music Summit 2005 Compilation CD (CD 1, Track 18: "Autumn")
**The Slow Death Of Dreams (Nov. 2007)
**The sights and sounds of Cousin can be seen and heard at the following stations and shows: 360 (Illinois) 9:30 Club (Washington, DC) AOL Music BearCast Radio Blastro.com CHMR CITR CJSW Class A TV (Bridgeport, CT) CLC Clear Channel's Undiscovered Show Club Com Network The Cutting Edge (Dayton, OH) eaTV Frequency (Ithaca, NY) Garbage TV (Austin, TX) Havoc TV (Los Angeles, CA) Indigo TV (New York, NY) JBTV (Chicago, IL) KAFA KALA KAOS KASC KASF KBEACH KBTL KCCR KCOU KDHX KDNE KDNK KDUP KDUR KDWG KEOL KFAI KFKX KGAR KGRG KHDX KHNS KIDE KKCR KKSM KLA KLMU KMSA KMSU KNSU KPSU KQAL KRCX KRFP KRNL KRSC KSDT KSHU KSMC KSMR KSOC KSPU KSSU KSTM KTRM KULT KUMM KUOI KURE KVCH KWCW KWSB KWTS KXUL KXZY KYVT KZMU KZUU Lasell College Radio M3 Radio Make It Or Break It (Las Vegas, NV) Mania TV! Network M Squared (Monmouth University) MTV Latin America Much Music (Canada) Music Plus TV (Los Angeles, CA) Music Video 8 (San Francisco) NewBandTV.com Playing @ A Theatre Near You (Armada, Michigan) Plum TV Power Play Music TV (Newark, NJ) R n R TV (Baltimore, MD) Road Runner Online Rock Circus (Pittsburgh, PA) Roxwel.com SingingFool.com Studio 21 (San Antonio, TX) UPN Video Obscura/NAU Live (Arizona) WAHS WAMH WARC WARG WARY WAUG WBCR-2 WBFH WBRS WBSU WBWC WCCM WCCS WCCX WCLH WCMR WCYT WDCE WDCR WDCV WDUB WDWN WEEM WEOS WEXP WFCS WFNP WFNP WGBK WGCC WGDR WGLS WGLZ WGMU WGRE WGXM WHEI WHFR WHHS WHSN WIDR WIIT WIPZ WIRE WIUS WIXQ WKCO WKKL WKNH WKPS WKWZ WLJS WLOY WLSO WLTL WLUR WLUW WMCR WMKY WMPG WMSC WMTS WMUA WMUC WMUH WMUR WMVL WMXM WNEK WNHU WNMC WNYO WOBC WOBN WOSP WOUB WOVY WOXY.com WPCR WPCX WPHS WPMD WPPJ WPTS WQAQ WRBB WRCU WRFL WRFM WRFR WRHU WRKC WRLC WRRC WRSE WRST WRUB WSAJ WSBF WSCW WSFX WSIN WSJU WSKB WSOE WSRI WSVA WSYC WTBU WTTU WUMF WUMM WUSC WUTS WVBC WVBU WVCW WVOF WVRU WVUA WVUD WVYC WWHR WWPV WWUH WWVU WXJM WXSU WXUT WZBC WZLY WZMB xdTV Music Video Show (Wisconsin) YTV (Yale University). Along with many others.

Set List

Sets are usually 6 or 7 songs long. Short and Sweet, although there's over an album's worth of material that can be played. While always subject to change, sets look something like:

1.) In Effigy 2.) Private Party 3.) Blood 4.) The Girl I Knew 5.) The Ugly Man Suite 6.) Sinners' Last Words
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