Not Good Enough

by Cacolo

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'Not Good Enough' is the debut solo EP from multi-instrumentalist and producer, Nathan Khoo under the recording alias, Cacolo.

A large number of the songs are based on the whimsical comics anthology series, 'Flight'. Either that or various experiences I've come across during my life up till now. Be sure to click on the track titles to get additional information and lyrics for the songs.

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released December 6, 2012

All tracks written, composed, recorded and produced by Nathan Khoo

Art Design by Nathan Khoo

Special thanks to Deborah, Nick, Paul, Darius, Matthias, Clement, Lucius, Shamus, Nicole, Mingxuan and Gabe for invaluable encouragement either at various stages or throughout the process.

Cacolo © 2012

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Cacolo Singapore

Having been conceptualised in late 2011, Cacolo is the solo musical project of multi-instrumentalist and producer, Nathan Khoo, based in Singapore.

The musical style has been described as being an extravagant blend of electronic and indie rock. Even so, his tracks have observed ambient and orchestral segments as the cherry on top of an already amazing cake (chocolate, preferably).
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Track Name: Flow
Slow down I can't keep up
We've been told we're failing,
Yet transitions are speeding
Giving up never felt so hard
And it's killing me, killing to hear your stories
Tell me fantasies and comfort me to sleep

One day your rules will find you under your skin
Living traditions of your next of kin
I've found the terminal that we can commit
To bring back habits we've thrown away

So your mug has never left your throne
Come closer you're too far
To hear all your absence
Now me?
I've been the same as before
Watching all your moves right from the sidelines
Wish the dining table had separated us

One day your rules will find you under your skin
Living traditions of your next of kin
I've found the terminal that we can commit
To bring back habits we've thrown away

Now look!
My insecurities nail affection to the wall
I've lost my privilege down the hall
Don't draw the curtains just yet

One day your rules will find you under your skin
Living traditions of your next of kin
I've found the terminal that we can commit
To bring back habits we've thrown away
Track Name: Don't Run
Don't sketch for me the perfect lines
I've gone too far behind the blinds
Be sold on her impending tears
She told of things she wish she didn't have

Despite the years we faced I'm coming home
Can we protest your decision to fix my bones?

Pretend you never loved before
She tends to all the household chores
I'm sold on her impending tears
She told of love she wished she never had

Despite the years we faced I'm coming home
Can I protest your decision to fix my bones?

Don't run
I'm counting down to your revival
Now son,
Your downfall was intended

Turn around and calm the seas
Face it all enjoy your plea
Got my back turned to formality
The lion's coming, the lion's coming

Despite the years we faced I'm coming home
Can I protest your decision to fix my bones?

I'm longing for the gun
I'm longing to see the one
Like the space in between the trees
So listen, reach out for me

Don't run
I'm counting down to your revival
Now son,
Your downfall was intended

Don't run
I'm counting down to your revival
Now son,
I am your courage
Track Name: shuku fuku
I feel it shaking in me
And it's getting slightly out of hand

Don't ask just get it done with
Move over
Are you listening?

(Please don't give up!)

Dismantle
You're unprepared
Hold me close so I can't compare

It's time to recognize these countless labels
(They sing of abstract art)
They live like many others
They're actions go unnoticed like their hearts
(Now see them grasp at their own hearts)

(We are)

So lift to me another hundred
Learn to see between the method

Keeping us clear
From the sea
You could've done it so much...

Keeping us clear
From the sea
You could've done it so much better

(They sing of abstract art)
(Now see them grasp at their own hearts)

I'll keep these gates wide open
But I don't want to
I'll keep these gates wide open
So let her in, let her in
Track Name: On the Edge
There is no glory in war
The victors they write history
Leading in pride

Let them say I lived in your time
Let them say you'll never be right

On the edge
On the edge
They will envy us
On the edge
Any moment might be our last
We will never be here again

There is no honor
When innocents die for their continent
Leaving by fire

Let them say I lived in your time
Let them say you'll never be right

On the edge
On the edge
They will envy us
(They've been our hearts)
On the edge
Any moment might be our last
(They've been our hearts)
We will never be here again

On the edge
On the edge
They will envy us
On the edge
Any moment might be our last

(Let them say)

(I've been sent down from
Above to tell you that
We will never be here again)

We will never be here again
Track Name: Tales of Flight
This stagnant ship's not going anywhere
I'm sure your lips aren't sealed so tell me your direction
I'm just gonna spell it out for you
I can't believe their choice
I'm in no place to complain

I forgot the ending scene right from the start
Holed up in debt too large so tell me your recollection
What exactly are you hinting at?
My angel's left my side
Leaving her halo behind

Your eyes are blind, your eyes are blind
You're falling down too deep

Why can't you please just take me up
On tales of flight to fill my cup
We're sailors on machines
We're sailors on sinking ships

Contending chains you've brought it upon yourself
I've seen the look you give so tell me your connection
See home is a haven in this heartless world
My time's been up for awhile
Fine while it lasted

Your eyes are blind, your eyes are blind
You're falling down too deep

Why can't you please just take me up
On tales of flight to fill my cup
We're sailors on machines
We're sailors on sinking ships

We count our lessons so out of reach
Promises of tension aren't hard to keep
Use servant systems
Why don't you see?
The world isn't as cruel
As you take it to be

Why can't you please just take me up
On tales of flight to fill my cup
We're sailors on machines
We're sailors on sinking ships
Track Name: Suspension
So far you've come forth
To serve through the ages

Please leave it behind

And I must confess how
My gifts were unused now

Please leave it behind

Come now let's search for your parents
I'm sure they're hiding somewhere

You're true but not subtle enough
It's worth more value than gold

Please leave it behind
Please leave it behind
And keep it in line

Come now let's search for your parents
I'm sure they're hiding somewhere
From the ground I can hear them
They're screaming, "Son, go ahead."

I've got heaven in my midst but could not see it
So blind like the love that we shared in secret
From darkness this light shines greater than the sun
Please prove to me deeply you'll keep me in your arms

(In your arms)

So I said
I'm ready to breathe anew
(For you)
So I said
I'm ready to breathe anew
(For you)

I'm ready to breathe for you