Radio Premiers:

The Music Authority, 3/23/2020

"'Flaws of Attraction' is catchy in a different kind of way, sounding like a TV sitcom theme that’s sneaky good." -- Richard Rossi, Powerpop News

"'Flaws of Attraction' sounds like early-mid period XTC with octave-apart unison vocals reminiscent of Squeeze. The song’s middle section stars off subtly and then shifts gears into a wonderfully catchy lead guitar solo." -- Bill Kopp, Musoscribe, contributing editor at Goldmine: The Collectors Record and CD Marketplace, and Jazz & Prog Editor at BLURT magazine.


He’s the arrogant guy that she’s known for a while
She’s the girl that he loved at thirteen.
She can sparkle the breeze, send him up for a mile
But he never comes round ‘cuz it isn’t his style
And they’re not even a thing if you know what I mean.

“Hey, that’s a beautiful body but… no mind
How do you pay the rent?”
“You are a jerk of the handsomest kind
And you won’t make a dent.”

She’s the stunning brunette on the 6 o’clock news
He’s a writer who watches each night
But she married a lawyer who’s honest and true
So he hides her in novels, what else can he do
‘Cuz love isn’t love when it’s always a fight

“Hey, I can’t do this, it’s me, it’s not you
And you are not her”
“No, dear that character isn’t like me
And so what if it were

She is speaking his name on the 6 o’clock news
He was dead on impact it seems
His radio station was turned to the blues
And a song that they loved when they just couldn’t choose
And the sound of it left an emotional bruise
That she carried for years in her darkest of dreams

Music: Carson
Lyrics: Carson 

Stoeckel: bass
Gordon: backing vocals
Carson: lead vocals, drums
Tinnel: electric guitar

Mix: Carson