Deftones: Koi No Yokan [2012]

Released November 12, 2012
Genre Alternative metalexperimental rock
Length 51:50
Label Reprise
Producer Nick Raskulinecz

Koi No Yokan is the seventh full-length studio album by American alternative metal band Deftones. The album was released through Reprise Recordson November 12, 2012, in the UK and November 13, 2012, in the United States.[10][14] Band frontman Chino Moreno characterized the album as “dynamic” with a full range of sound, noting that more contributions were made to the album from bassist Sergio Vega compared to their previous record, Diamond Eyes.[15] On September 19, 2012, the band released the song “Leathers” as a promotional single via a free download on their website.[16][17][18][19] On October 8, 2012, “Leathers” was released as the album’s first single.[20] “Leathers” was also released as a limited edition cas-single with “Rosemary” as its B-side.[21] On October 3, 2012, the song, “Tempest”, premiered on PureVolume for streaming.[22] “Tempest” was released as a single on October 9, 2012.[23]

Koi No Yokan marks the second album not to feature long-time bass player Chi Cheng, who continues to slowly recover from a near-fatal car accident in 2008.

The CD for this album was released on November 14, 2012 in Japan under the title 恋の予感 (Koi no Yokan), which means “Love’s Premonition”.[24][25]

Koi No Yokan has received very positive reviews from professional critics.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. “Swerve City” 2:44
2. “Romantic Dreams” 4:38
3. “Leathers” 4:08
4. “Poltergeist” 3:31
5. “Entombed” 4:59
6. “Graphic Nature” 4:31
7. “Tempest” 6:05
8. “Gauze” 4:41
9. “Rosemary” 6:53
10. “Goon Squad” 5:40
11. “What Happened to You?” 3:53

Lyrics

1. Swerve City

She breaks her horses
With strange distant voices
That travel through the air
They travel through the air

She tames with her voices
As she plays around with the forces
That travel through the air
They travel through the air

Ooh the distant howling out
Keeps you floating around
Ohh distant howling out
Forces floating around

She breaks her horses
With strange distant voices
That travel through the air
They travel through the air

2. Romantic Dreams

I process
Your constant changing phases
I watch them
Releasing right on cue

In time, in sync
Tonight the stage is yours

So why wait to discover your dreams?
Now here’s your chance
I promise
To watch and raise your babies
In time, in sync
Tonight the stage is yours

I’m hypnotized by your name
I wish this night would never end

So why wait for the colors to bleed?
What do you expect?
So heartless we march into the fumes

In time, in sync
Tonight the stage is yours

I’m hypnotized by your name
I wish this night would never end
I wish this night

I’m hypnotized by your name
I wish this night would never end
I wish this night
I wish this night wouldn’t end
I wish this night

3. Leathers

This is your chance, revolt, resist!
Open your chest, look down, reach in.
Shed your skin, showing your texture.
Time to let everything inside you
You’re cutting all ties now and forever
Time to let everything outside you

This is your test, come forth, confess! Extend
Your tongue, speak out, go on.
Shed your skin, showing your texture.
Time to let everything inside you
You’re cutting all ties now and forever
Time to let everything outside you

Shed your casing, show your lines and shapes.
Wear your insides, on the outside
Show your enemy, what you look like
What you look like, what you look like
From the inside, from the inside

Cutting all ties now and forever
Time to go

Shed your skin, showing your texture.
Time to let everything inside you
You’re cutting all ties now and forever
Time to let everything outside you

Shed your casing, show your lines and shapes.
Wear your insides, on the outside
Show your enemy, what you look like
What you look like, what you look like
From the inside, from the inside

4. Poltergeist

What can I say?
I think I had enough
I think you keep playing to play
Knowing that I feel sick
C’mon show me
Just say you like to play
This game
Just to drive me wild

I let you pretend
But you know
Truth is that
I love you to death
Like you love this game

This time, there’s a common thread
And so I sit and watch you play it dumb
I’d like to see you play with the odds
On your plate instead
Come on just say it
Just say you like to keep this pace
Just to drive me wild

I let you pretend
But you know
Truth is that
I love you to death
Like you love this game
It keeps me hanging tight

What can I say?
I think your head’s fucked
Go on drive me wild

This time
There’s a constant thing
This time
There’s a common thread
Keep me hanging tight
And it tells me something’s right

What can I say?
I fuckin had enough
I think you just play what you play
Knowing that I feel sick
C’mon just say it
Just say you like to play this game
Cuz it drives me wild

5. Entombed

From the day you arrived
I’ve remained by your side
In chains, entombed

Placed inside
Safe and sound
Shapes and colors are all I see

On the day you arrived
I became your device
To name and soothe

Placed inside
Safe and sound
Shapes and colors are all I see
Shades of colors are all I feel

From the day you arrived
I have stayed by your side

Placed inside
Safe and sound
Shades of colors are all I see
Shapes of colors are all I feel

Placed inside
Safe and sound
Shades of colors are all I see
Safe inside

6. Graphic Nature

Leave your trail open
Let me inside
Cause I’m confused more or less
Shed some light

And tell me your secret
How are you trained?
I promise you I can keep it
Go on, explain

Tell me how you do it now
Your poison is glowing
Against the night
How can you lose
Just show them tricks we like

I’m aware of the demons
That you’ve tucked away
I like to watch you release them
Go on and say

Tell me how you do it
Every time it takes my knees out
Every time you do it
I’m surprised, surprised
So go!

Show your strings, your wires
Check the lights
Provide me clues just go ahead
And break your silence

And tell me your secret
Can I watch you change?
Although I’d like to believe it
Go on explain

Tell me how you do it
Every time it takes my knees out
Every time you do it
I’m on fire

Tell me how you do it
Every time it takes my knees out
Every time you do it
I’m surprised

How the fuck you do it?
Every time you take my knees out
Yeah every time you do it
I’m on fire, fire
I’m on fire, fire
I’m on fire

7. Tempest

Take out the stories
They’ve put into your mind
And brace for the glory
As you stare into the sky, the sky
Beneath I know you can’t be tired

Lay there
Stare at the ceiling
And switch back to your time
Just go ahead
Now try and taste it
I know it should be ripe

Thrust
Ahead

Turning in circles, been caught in a stasis
The ancient arrival cut to the end
I’d like to be taken apart from the inside
Then spit through the cycle right to the end

I wonder just how you shaped it to get back to your prize

Thrust
Ahead

Turning in circles, been caught in a stasis
The ancient arrival cut to the end
I’d like to be taken apart from the inside
Then spit through the cycle right to the end

Wake for the glory
I know you can’t be tired

Turning in circles, been caught in a stasis
The ancient arrival cut to the end
I’d like you to take me apart from the inside
Then spit through the cycle right to the end

Inside
Inside
Inside

Turning in circles, been caught in a stasis
The ancient arrival cut to the end
I’d like you to take me apart from the inside
Right to the end

8. Gauze

It’s a mistake but go ahead, take a side
But watch how you choose
I’ll be heading for a ride
Cause I, I just don’t know about you

I can’t stop what you began
I can’t fight for what you began

You’ve opened the gates
Now face the other side
Just go up, it’s cool
Now head into the fire
I, I just don’t know if I could

I can’t stop what you began
I can’t fight for what you began

I know what’s inside
For you to gain

Switch on your game
Stop wasting all your time
Cause surprise, it’s you
Who fakes what is inside
But I, I have known about you

I can’t stop what you began
I can’t fight for what you began

I know what’s inside
I know what you think
I can’t stop what you began

9. Rosemary

There’s no sound
But the engine’s drone
Our minds set free
To roam

Time shifting
We discover the entry
To other planes

Our minds bend
And our fingers fold
Entwined, we dream
I know

Time shifting
We discover the entry
To other planes

Stay with me
As we cross the empty skies
Come sail with me

We slow down
As the engines stall
Our eyes catch sea
Explode

Time shifting
We discover the entry
To other planes

Time shifting
As we collide with the energy
In other worlds

Stay with me
As we cross the empty skies
Come sail with me
We play in dreams
As we cross the space and time
Just stay with me

10. Goon Squad

I crossed my name across your town
When I say
And I can stop before the trains begin
I’ve spent my time perfecting waves of conscience
Cut in a heart of a saint, shit has gone wrong, wrong

I’m playing it to stop myself
I know it is what it is, your sweat

I see the cross but I forget the conscience
And so many I wash the kingdoms across

I’m playing it to stop myself
I know it is what it is, your sweat
I’m praying he could revive my friends
So are you ready?
There’s time for you
To sing the deal

Fore we get down you should prepare your arm strength
To cut those hands, we watch those players get down

I’m playing it to stop myself
I know it is what it is, your sweat
I’m praying he could revive my friends
So are you ready?
Tis I, special for you, my angel
Tis I, special for you, my angel
Tis I, special for you, my angel

One last thing should be read across town
I couldn’t stop, let the kid be gone

I’m playing it to stop myself
I know it is what it is, your sweat
I’m praying he could revive my friends
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready?

Tis I, special for you, my angel
Tis I, special for you, my angel
Tis I, special for you, my angel
Tis I, special for you, my angel

11. What Happened To You?

In the winds of your cape
I’ve sailed with you
From the shore to the gates
We sway

We’re alive somewhere else
Far ahead of our time

In a game of display we break in two
We perform the hornets escape

We’re alive somewhere else
Still asleep someplace new
We’re ahead of our time
Floating through

The sky is falling down
This night belongs to you

Forty years in the winds
I’ve played with you.
For the rest of our days
I’ll remain

The sky is falling down
The night is calling you
A star is burning out
The sky belongs to you

We’re alive somewhere else
Still asleep someplace new
Far ahead of our time
Floating through

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