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(Bistre) [feat. Traci Kato​-​Kiriyama]

from Kaleidoscope by Monk Turner




rarely spoken 
barely said

always there in shades of grey
that hang like clouds
like the secret swallow
like the elephant underneath the tongue

a hue
of transition
the zenith of questions
before a more predictable 
less interesting end

or simply
it is the stain we'd rather overlook
like the day I left you leaving me

in the color of unfinished business
the tincture of the space in between

it is what we were

might be what we'll always be



from Kaleidoscope, released September 25, 2012
(Bistre) [feat. Traci Kato-Kiriyama]
Music B.A. Monk Turner and The Poetry Band, Man
Words by Traci Kato-Kiriyama
Traci Kato-Kiriyama: Poet
Dean Mucetti: Drums
Ethan Halpern: Upright Bass
Chad Bloom: Keys, SK1
Eric Mora, Acoustic Guitar
Monk Turner: Electric Guitar
Recorded at Sogo Studios (Little Tokyo, CA USA) and 100 Second Productions (Burbank, CA USA)




Monk Turner Los Angeles, California

Over the last two decades, multi-instrumentalist Monk Turner has written and produced over 30 genre-defying concept albums. He’s been called “both daring and melodically gifted” by Music Connection Magazine for his unique approach to songwriting that takes influence from artists such as Elvis Costello, The Beatles, and They Might Be Giants. ... more

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