Kilogram

from Love Problems by The Doubleclicks

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"The world is about to say au revoir to Le Grand K, a cylinder of platinum and iridium that has long reigned over the world's system of weight measurement." A sad story about an inanimate object, so of course we wrote a song about it.

www.npr.org/2018/11/13/666310991/say-au-revoir-to-that-hunk-of-metal-in-france-that-has-defined-the-kilogram?fbclid=IwAR0BlJrFnIdMNGJ6SMR_fNtS1spjUvhhAsotWRIW-4igAc2LlIZiOJ8oGP8

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It started physical
But there's no shame there
I was what you needed and I was happy to stay there
you said I was your constant, your ideal
And I started to think that the thing we had was real

The days turned to years right in front of our eyes
You kept me locked up here, I felt like a prize
you said I was the best you’d had and I clung to your word
I wanted to be what you needed, and for you I was standard.

I was lost for so long but you showed me who I am
I would never be wrong if I was your kilogram

But now it's all over - If your calculations are correct
I'm more than a number - And that is why we're wrecked 

I know it makes sense
I know you have needs
But what do I do now
What about me

Could you really replace me with nothing but numbers?
I suppose that you can
But who will I be if I’m not your Kilogram

I’m searching for meaning
in your eyes but they’re blank
there is someone else, I know it.
somebody named Planck

I know it makes sense
It’s logic, it’s smart
but I did nothing wrong
do you not have a heart

would you let a committee of strangers tell you who I am?
and will you really be you, without your kilogram?

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from Love Problems, released August 15, 2017
song by the Doubleclicks (Laser Malena-Webber & Aubrey Turner)
produced by Danielle ate the Sandwich
art/coloring page by Natalie Metzger

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The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of siblings who sing about cats, dinosaurs, and feelings.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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