The Edge on Which We Run

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Born and raised in communist Bulgaria, Krassy Halatchev (Icicle) grew up with a few tight friends who were true music maniacs. Being one of them as well, he studied and analyzed every note of the repertoire of his favourite bands (Pink Floyd, Genesis, The Police, The B-52’s, Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Clash…). With a little help from his friends (and band mates) he bought his first bass guitar - a Fender Music Master. It proved to be the best investment he ever made, for it changed Krassy’s life. Following years of ardent practicing and playing in garages and clubs, the skilled musician fled from his native country and landed in Montreal one freezing-cold winter day in 1990. His brother-like peers from the band The Clouds accompanied him in this new and exiting adventure. At the time they were passionately devoted to the 90’s psychedelic rock. After many subway and club gigs, considerable magazine and newspaper coverage, and two full-length albums, the members of the band decided to explore new horizons, this time separately. In 1996 Krassy joined the band Chiwawa. Produced by Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission, The Trash Can Sinatras) and recorded at The Mission’s studio in Bristol, Chiwawa’s first album The Sick World of Yona won the attention of the media. Becoming a core member of the group, Krassy composed and sang a major part of Chiwawa’s seven albums worth of material. In 2014 Icicle released his first solo album, Resurgence. Multifaceted and very seasoned, this 13-piece oeuvre represents a passage door between the past and the future, a quintessence of lessons learned and dreams that lay ahead. His second album, Theorems (2015) cemented Icicle’s broad musical path where rock, pop and funk elements stir a mixture of fresh, innovative and genre defiant sound – Icicle’s specialty.


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THE EDGE ON WHICH WE RUN

How can the queen defy me? 
For I know one day she’ll rely on me 
To bust on her bishops and wrestle her rooks
Diagonal her deities and take all she took

I’ll simplify my strategy
While the government gets fat on me
So cover your king or castle instead
Cause the mob is shouting “Off with his head!”
  
Too late to turn? Too late to stop?
We’re all too busy having fun
Can we sustain such deep distain?  
Can the game even be won?

It doesn’t matter where I’m at
Upon this giant checkered board
This game of life cannot be won
Until my soul has soared  

Even though the world we know
Is a game that’s nearly done
One culture coming closer
To the edge on which we run

Even though the world we know
Is a game that’s nearly done
One culture coming closer
To the edge on which we run

So send that queen across to me
Cause I love how she looks - so lost and lonely
Perish my pawns, knife all my knights
Crucify my castles, I’ve yet begun to fight
 
They’re legions of allegiance
But let me pose this question to you
As you dance into the dawn
On the checkered board of life
Aren’t you tired of being a pawn?

Now when you’re faced with checkmate
Won’t you join and sing with me
Even though I’m just a pawn
I can still kill the King!
I can still kill the King! I can still kill the King! 

Even though the world we know
Is a game that’s nearly done
One culture coming closer
To the edge on which we run

Even though the world we know
Is a game that’s nearly done
One culture coming closer
To the edge on which we run

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Written by: Joel Jenkins

Submitted by herd_recs on June 11, 2019

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