The Spooky Single

by Raksha Paksha

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In anticipation of our first full-length album, Raksha Paksha is excited to share with you the sneak peek that is this three song single. We took our spookiest tracks to release on our most beloved All Hallows Eve. We hope you enjoy!

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released October 31, 2019

Raksha Paksha is:
Carolyn Gates - Drums
Shaolin Gates - Piano, Voice, Auxiliary Percussion

Thank you to:
Samantha Gates - Keys
Ivan Gates - Bass Guitar
Carson Cessna - Noise Guitar
Miyu the Cat Fujii - Cat Noise and Ghost Detection

Especially thank you to:
Vince Gates - Recording Engineering magic

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Raksha Paksha Reno, Nevada

Drawing influence from love, heartache, and the magic of everyday life, this piano-drums duo achieves an indie pop rock sound infused with major jazz influences.

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Track Name: Hauntedness
All the houses on my block have become ghosts
With translucent skin
Strings of lights flash from the yard
Illuminating hauntedness within

The little girl down at the end called Katie
She said something and it made me turn my head
She said, "Daddy loves those pictures more than Mommy,
I wonder if he'd like me more if I looked more like them
In clothes of lace and leather,"

All the houses on my block have become ghosts
With translucent skin
Strings of lights flash from the yard
Illuminating hauntedness within
And I can't look at it straight on

Mary has new bruises on her body
I can't see them but I feel them in her smile
I wonder of she names, or even counts them
Someone else's ugliness is painted on her frame
In shades of black and blue

All the houses on my block have become ghosts
With translucent skin
Clocks talk loudly from the hall
Communicating hauntedness within
And I can't look at it straight

You told me once that all it takes is being human
That I am lucky home was somewhere I could always go to dream
You reminded me for some home is nothing but a nightmare
How were you supposed to learn to be a man
From someone who is a monster
And I will look at it straight on
Track Name: No More Ghosts
"Meow"
-Musical Interlude-
"Meow"
"Down"
"Meow"
"Hi! You gotta get down, sweetie. And no more ghosts, okay? No more ghosts. I'm here by myself tonight, I can't handle ghosts. No more ghosts, I said!"
Track Name: Way 51
Your eyes trace up and down my skin
My meticulous illusion
Claim you hold all of my desires
But you assume they are human

You want to take me home
But I'm a stranger here
Home is so far away

Come close and whisper in my ear
Bring my breath heavy to my chest
I'll let you touch what you can see
My fuel derives from attention

Your eyes caress my texture-mapped skin
And I see you realize that I'm not quite right
But if you really knew how not quite right I am
You might, just might, run screaming
In the opposite direction
But maybe you and I are not so different
After all, maybe we're all just trying to find our way home

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