Kurt Chaboyer

Kurt Chaboyer

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Kurt Chaboyer teamed up with Miles Dupire-Gagnon and Gabriel Lambert of Montreal's psych bands Elephant Stone and Anemone and they set out to make an album in a style they called “crooner psych”.

Biography

Kurt Chaboyer came to Montreal from Vancouver as a writer and filmmaker, then soon made the move to songwriting. He’s been performing his songs in his unmistakable low voice for many moons now. Most recently, he hooked up with studio masterminds Miles Dupire-Gagnon and Gabriel Lambert of Montreal's psych bands Elephant Stone and Anemone and they set out to make an album in a style they called “crooner psych”. Launched in the spring of 2017, this album is called Damp Collar.

Lyrics

The Blue Flamingo

Written By: Kurt Chaboyer

Little brothers, gather 'round.
I got to show you this thing that I found.
It comes from nature, but not; it can't be bought.
Come on and try it on.
Out the window, at night, if you see a blue
streak of light: you'll know that the word is a bird.

The blue flamingo. She's blue but she flies.

LIke little monkeys, playin' round.
They seem to like to get up off the ground.
They may hit the dirt; they seem to like to get hurt:
Oh, invincible fun.

Thumbsuckers, circlin' round,
Want me to show 'em this thing that I found.
You cup it in your hand; your fingers understand
Just what is afoot.

The blue flamingo, she's blue but she flies.

Started Out Walkin'

Written By: Kurt Chaboyer

I started out, yeah, I was walkin',
Turned around, yeah, nobody watchin'
Too busy laughin', too busy talkin'.
I don't know you, I think I wanna.
Know what goes down in your Tijuana.
Your Bellingham, but not Toronna.

I crossed the border, broke the order.
What I touched turned to gold.
Saw where they keep it, the dirty secret.
Yeah, I broke the code.

Dropped my keys in the water.
Saw 'em shinin' on the bottom.
I dropped my monkey, my monkey got 'em.

Started out, yeah, I was walkin'.
Turned around, yeah, nobody watchin'.
Too busy lordin', too busy lockin'.