Pictures of Us

by Kosi

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"It always seems impossible until it's done." -- Nelson Mandela

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released June 2, 2014

Kosi - Vocals
Jonathan Rooke - Vocals
Angeleisha "Trumpetess" Rodgers - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brendon "Notorious" Biagi - Tenor Saxophone
Aron Marchak - Guitar
Dan Saulpaugh - Guitar
Julian Smith - Bass
Isaiah Pierce - Drums

Recorded and mixed by
Joe Davi at Cathedral Sound in Long Island City, NY
Johnny Young at Horizon Sound in Brooklyn, NY

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tags: jazz New York

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Kosi New York, New York

She's more than just a drama queen. She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow. First she's jazz, then she's blues, then she's rock, but always powerful. You definitely want to hear this girl sing... if you can handle it. ... more

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Track Name: Wild is the Wind
Love me, love me, say you do
let me fly away with you
for our love is like the wind
and wild is the wind

Give me more than one caress
satisfy this hungriness
let the wind blow through our hearts
for wild is the wind

You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me, and with each kiss my life begins
You're spring to me, all things to me
you're life itself

LIke the leaf clings to the tree
oh, my darling, cling to me
for we are creatures of the wind
and wild is the wind
Track Name: I Already Know
You'll be so cold
I'll be emotional
you'll ignore me
call me crazy

It's obvious
what will come of us

Because I already know, I already know, I already know
how you're going to break my heart
I already know, I already know, I already know how

I'll be so mean
just to make a scene
you'll laugh when I curse
just to make it worse

I'd apologize
for my discerning eyes
but love has made me wise

Because I already know, I already know, I already know
how you're going to break my heart
I already know, I already know, I already know how

You'll be so cold
You'll still have my soul

I already know, I already know
I already know, I already know
I already know, I already know, I already know how
I already know, I already know
I already know, I already know
I already know, I already know, I already know how
Track Name: Brianna
I heard a song on the street today
and it made me think of you, Brianna
A soft guitar and if you had heard the song
you just might sing along
like "la-la-la"

'Cause every single pretty thing
every beauty seems to sing
Brianna

I saw a dress in a shop window
and it made me think of you, Brianna
The softest colors cascading from the waist
would just light up your face
like "ah-ah-ah"

'Cause every single pretty thing
every beauty seems to sing
Brianna

I saw a smile from a child today
and it made me think of you, Brianna
Track Name: Pictures of Us
These shards, these things, these pictures of us
these broken promises, misunderstandings
hot on the rocks with a shot of brandy

These shards, these things, these pictures of us
those cold libations and bitter poisons
false expressions on paper frozen

Times I made you cry
times you made me hate you
times I'd wonder why
we kept these pictures of the past
these cocktails in a broken glass
Track Name: Your Angel
They call me evil
They call me evil

I try to do right, but they just tell me I'm wrong
I want to be loved, they say I don't belong
They say when I cry it's just a trap
that I'm up to something
They knock me down when I try to be strong
A beautiful woman is too easy to blame
when something goes wrong, just point the finger at Mame
they want to examen all my choices
with a microscope
and then in their judgement leave me nothing but shame

They call me evil
But you call me angel

I know I'm on to something good
each time I make you smile
I see that pretty face and know
I've done something worthwhile
I know I'm on to something good
each time I make you smile
I see that pretty face and know
I've done something worthwhile

And I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you
I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you
I can deal with what they say
I can deal with what they say
I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you
I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you
I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you
I can deal with what they say
I can deal with what they say
I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

You call me angel
Track Name: Valerie
Hello, I hope this letter finds you doing well
I've been blessed, and I have nothing bad to tell
I laugh often and I smile often, my life is good
But still the thought of you comes pealing through
just like a bell

And I want you to know that I still think of you
I want you to know that I still think of you

Valerie, Valerie, you've been on my mind
Valerie, Valerie, do you remember me sometimes?

I've been to Spain. I found the food to be divine
I've been to England, too. I find the people there are fine
I've loved and I've lost and I've found love again
and yet the tender way we danced that day
stays on my mind

And I want you to know that I still dance down that street
I want you to know that I still dance down that street

Valerie, Valerie, you've been on my mind
Valerie, Valerie, do you remember me sometimes?

Valerie, Valerie, you've been on my mind
Valerie, Valerie, do you remember me sometimes?

Hello, I hope this letter finds you
Hello, I hope this letter finds you doing well
I hope this letter finds you doing well
I hope this letter finds you
Track Name: Untitled Art Song in E minor
Cold lips to warm skin
Cold ice to warm gin
Cold guilt to warm sin
How dare you
do to me what you did to me
How dare you love me?

New life to old love
New fit to old glove
New push to old shove
How dare you
do to me what you did to me
How dare you leave me?
Track Name: Hoboken Blues
You can come see me baby if that's what you want to do
You can come see me baby 'cause I ain't gonna go see you
The other side of that river baby I just ain't going to

You see a Hoboken man done turned my head around
I got them Hoboken blues, they're dragging me dragging me down
So I'm sorry for it baby but I ain't going back to that town.

Thursday we were making love all day
Love me so good he took my breath away
Friday night we got into a fight
and he had a new woman on Saturday
I got them Hoboken blues and they're dragging me down, they're dragging me down
So I'm sorry for it baby but I ain't going back to that town.

Sitting up in Harlem having me a beer
Waiting for the A train to take me out of here
You could be the one and we could have some fun
But Jersey, baby, I just don't go there
I got them Hoboken blues and it's dragging me down it's dragging me down
So I'm sorry for it baby, but I ain't going back to that town.

I got them Hoboken blues they done turned my head around
I got them Hoboken blues they're dragging me dragging me down
So I'm sorry for it baby but I ain't going back to that town.
Track Name: Lovers' Song (Be the One)
This could be a memory
or maybe just a fantasy
of when you're so close to me
Don't you feel the spirit rise
when you look into my eyes?
That electricity?

I want you to be the one who holds me when I'm shaking.
I think you could be just what I've been waiting for.

Do you hear the lovers' song?
It's been playing all along
when we do what we do.
Listen to the melody;
look around and then you'll see:
I'm the one next to you.

I want to be the one you run to when you're lonely
I think I could be just what you've been waiting for.

I want to be the one who takes you somewhere higher
I want you know that I know that I'm ready for more.

Tell me that it's just a game
that you never feel the same?
I don't believe a word.
Don't you know the secret's out?
Everybody's talking 'bout
or haven't you heard?