Mouth to Mouth EP

by The Plague Monkeys

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℗ & © Crosstown Music 1998.

The third release from The Plague Monkeys.

This single included three brand new tracks. Tracks 2 and 3 would later appear on the band's second studio album, The Sunburn Index.


released November 13, 1998

tracks one & two recorded by Paul Keegan at Cannibal Studios, Dublin. track three recorded by Donal O'Mahony at Fusebox, Dublin. piano on track three by Kim Porcelli.

All songs were written, performed and produced by The Plague Monkeys.
Recorded at Cannibal Studios.

Carol Keogh - Vocals
Donal O'Mahony - Guitars, Keyboards and Mandolin
Barry Roden - Bass Guitar
Thomas Haugh - Drums, Percussion and Keyboards



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Carol Keogh Ireland

Irish singer and songwriter, Carol Keogh, has written and sung lead vocals for a number of Irish bands including The Plague Monkeys, The Tycho Brahe (Tychonaut), The Natural History Museum (with Dunk Murphy) as well as a prominent guest role as lyricist and vocalist on three albums by Autamata
Keogh's first solo release (backed by The City Fathers), "Mongrel City", was released in 2014.
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Track Name: Mouth to Mouth
We weave a network of circuitous words
See the shadow on the lampshade
Looks like a hangman's hood

And I agree, I see but it's only another betrayal
Of my sense of completion

As I sing the body electric
Current conducted to earth
And when you leave 
I will be singing I swear

That is only the physical body with interior discipline
And the song has already been written, it is whole

The web of pulses will spell out your name
Until the wheel of generations comes around again

And now you see what will be, but it's only
Another betrayal of your need for confusion

Faded, escape with your life
Bright light of hope in your eye
White as the white in the sky, serenade

That is only the physical body with exterior weathering
And this song has already been written
For your soul, the serenade
And the path of light is leading you somewhere...
Track Name: Sea Change
A fine collection in these pieces of time
Correct location is the meridian line
Now I can see it, I can see it

Such a great idea, You duly became
A hindrance to progress, in deed and in name

I broke the hourglass, there was so little sand
Each saline crystal is a dream upon dry land
Now I can see it, I can it

Such a special memory, you duly became
Just a random image, fading in a frame

Now I can see it, I can see it
I can see it, I can see it

Track Name: 256 Shades of Grey
Plastic raincoat
The colour of aqua-marine
Face the cloud banks
Look for the rainbow in-between

Let it rain, let it rain on me

The meeting of water and light
Raindrop prism
Meeting the gift of human sight

Let it rain, let it rain on me

Except for the shadows,
I'm not here at all, except for the shadows
Except for the shadows, I'm not here at all
Except for the shadows, I'm not here

This is a spectacle
Never to be caught
It's just a perspective
Of what I am not

So let it rain, let it rain

I'm not here, I'm not here at all