Sharp as a Knife (Demo V1)

by Parralox

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This is a rough demo version of Sharp as a Knife, the classic track originally recorded by Roxanne Shante back in the 80s at the height of the Acid Craze.

Depending on how (if) it turns out, this track may appear on Holiday '18.

I created a few variations of the cover artwork for this song as well.

Check out how amazing the lyrics are...seriously.
Click here to listen to the original track

Electronically Yours,



Listen to me very close
This is something that you need to hear the most
Now this is a rap about life
'Cause this cuts you yes, it's as sharp as a knife
Don’t go too far can't you see
I am known as your destiny
I am the future in your life
You may call me sharp just like a knife

I'm with you wherever you go
Wherever you are you will see me
'Cause I am known, just as your life
Stick to you just like your wife
Cut you down just like a knife
And don’t have me repeat it twice

Don’t you hear the voice inside?
It's telling you that you can’t hide

Trying to get away, trying to go far
I just like you like a car
Trying to get away, trying to go far
I just like you like a car

Sharp as a knife [x3]


released September 19, 2018
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Synthesizer - John von Ahlen

Vocals - John von Ahlen & Louise Love.
Backing Vocals - John von Ahlen.

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia on 10th August, 2018.

Graphic Design - John von Ahlen

© 2018 Sony Music Publishing
℗ 2018 Subterrane Records

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If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more

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