The Sparks EP

by Tiger Cooke

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2002 EP, recorded in a bedroom in a crooked old terraced house on New Wapping Street in Dublin's docklands, long before the docklands became the centre of Ireland's financial meltdown.

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released January 1, 2002

Tadhg Cooke - Guitar / Vocals
David Geraghty - Bass, Drums, Sonic noodling
Engineered & Mixed by David Geraghty

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Tiger Cooke Dublin, Ireland

I write amazing songs that nobody knows. Indie Irish songwriter & musician with a dark-folk soul sound. (formerly Tadhg Cooke)

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Track Name: Sparks
SPARKS

maybe you’re bound by a strict code of nouns
that I can’t crack
or you’re composed of some magnetic prose
that I can’t understand just yet

what if it’s true what they say about you
maybe I couldn’t care less
maybe my soul is so desperate and dry
that I can’t see through your evilness

some crazy mathemagician
figured out your formulae
you’re just habitually dating your fella
so you can’t ignore the sparks

maybe you’re right you’ve got enough in your life
and I’m too selfish to share my days
but what if you’re wrong and you’re careening on
downhill

…no you can’t ignore the sparks

it’s just a seasonal thing
unlike you my perennial darling

…no you can’t ignore the sparks
you can’t ignore the sparks
Track Name: Six O Two
SIX O TWO

Why do you falter now love?
Now the fight you’ve won
Where have all your embers gone
Have I done something wrong?

Where can I find you, your fire has run

You stole me from a dreamer
And washed me down in you
It’s true you hid my canvas
And I felt happy too

You tore me up in an afternoon, and left on the six-o-two

Why do you falter now love?
Now I’ve cornered you
Who lies on your back seat
Where I met you

Where and who will you go to, I know your fire’s run
You tore me up in an afternoon, and left on the six-o-two

Why do you falter now love?
Now the fight you’ve won
Track Name: Know You Hate Me
KNOW YOU HATE ME

I know you hate me but I don’t mind
‘cause I stole your money, yeah, I robbed you blind
it’s kind of funny that I did it to you
the girl who robbed my love and stabbed me too
you say I’m lost without you
I’m boring without you
I’ll fall without you

I got a new love breaking me in
Helps me forget about the way I’ve been
I got a new love breaking me in
Helps me forget about the way I’ve been

I left, and drifted away
I turned from your muppet brigade
I know you hate me, but I don’t care
You’re still shooting but my heart isn’t there (no more)
No I’m not lost without you
I’m not bored without you
I won’t fall without you

I got a new love breaking me in
Helps me forget about the way I’ve been
I got a new love breaking me in
Helps me forget about the way I’ve been

When I finally think the world is mine
I see another girl who makes me cry
I never know what you see in me
One day my sense will get the better of me

For all my innocence and renegade desires
I got a new love,
I got a new love,
I got a new love
Track Name: Like A Stone
LIKE A STONE

I vie for your attention
But it’s just so hard to keep
We’ve got this déjà-vu thing
That superstition reaps

I don’t believe your stories
I can’t believe your truths
But your sweetly infectious
It’s hard to stay aloof

I don’t ever remember a time or a place
Where we could talk
Not that I’d say much
But still I yearn for it, burn for it, burn for it

I am in a dark and lonely place
I am static at the lights
Scrambling through a pocket map
But you’re a district out of sight

I vie for your attention
But it’s just so hard to keep
We’ve got this déjà-vu thing
That superstition reaps

Lovers on the corner
In the throes of some goodbyes
While I hear the bells of Saint Anne’s
I know what it means but I can’t reply

And it’s maybe just as well
Because it keeps me on my own
No no you are not alone
You carry him around you like a stone
Like a stone