Secrets & Anthems

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released March 1, 2015

Programming and Production by Liam Maloney
Guitar and Vocals by ffred Jones

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Track Name: The Stationary Club
What am I to do with you my apathetic love?
Send you away I've had enough
Send me up a solar flare so I can come back down
Find my way to solid ground

It was you who told me not to go
You who you told me no

Riding on the underground, the world beneath the streets
Rumbling rails and rattled beats
Office blocks and power jobs, the city takes it toll
Even the young look pretty old

It was you who told me not to cry
You who told me lies
Because every time, every time it's the same
Every time, every time it's the same

Staple guns and aeroplanes of paper on the breeze
People like me ain't hard to please
Under-sung or over-played the artists of today
Few ever come with time to stay

It was you who ran away from me
You who said we can't be

Tigers-eyes and wishing wells and all these new age freaks
Now is the time to skip a beat
Sifting through the aftermath of life lived in a cell
Bored or insane? Its hard to tell

It was life that taught me when to know
Life that taught me when to go
Because every time, every time it's the same
Yes every time, every time it's the same
Track Name: Yellowbelly
I don't care for days like these, every wall a grey sky
Brush away the cobwebs, hanging over your bed
I don't care for such a place, where the sand is gold as hay
Yellow-belly sunrise reflected into my eyes

But I don't look now
The sky is falling down
From beneath our feet
There's nothing left to lose

I don't care to be alone, alone my mind it wanders
In and out of dark days, but never in the same ways
Memories are moment, moments come and moments gone
Climb a wall of raindrops, run until the pain stops

But I don't look now
The sky is falling down
From beneath our feet
There's nothing left to lose
Track Name: Secrets and Anthems
Come sit and wonder
Say where would you go?
We walk on eggshells
To hide what we know

You said "we're coming out!"
Loud screams; you did it my way
Raise up fist to tempt me
A cartoon arrow through your eyes

Throw me no lie-fest
I swear I'm alright
We'll find out way out
Storm drains and flood light

You said "we're coming out!"
Loud screams; you did it my way
Raise up fist to tempt me
A cartoon arrow through your eyes
Track Name: Passing Time (Reiko)
A lonely wanderer found by the kindest of hands
A cut-throat fool, she was kind but cruel
I was none of the above
I was young and in love

We're doing fine they said, just fine
We're doing everything we can
We're doing everything we can...
For her

Reiko let me stay
Reiko cut my hair
Reiko threw me out
Out into the air

A lonely wanderer with no horizons to reach
A little boy that she would destroy
If she never said goodbye, a thank you, or a why

We're gonna try they said, we'll try
We're trying everything we can
We're trying everything we can...
For her

Reiko let me stay
Reiko cut my hair
Reiko threw me out
Out into the air
Track Name: Headstrong
For lovers in the candlelight
Suspended by a golden chain I sing
The reservoir of time is full
It's dams are sealed with a single kiss
When stop to look I see
The world is on the edge of something big

So headstrong we run away
Headstrong we go
So headstrong we run away
Headstrong we go

The day is hung with salty fog
As blinding as the desert sun at noon
Poverty is lost among the ignorant who claim
That they do not know

So headstrong we run away
Headstrong we go
So headstrong we run away
Headstrong we go
Track Name: Down Down (Our 80s Upbringing)
You and me and all our enemies are fine tonight
'cause we can see that all centuries are coming together
There's something in the line that will be taking up our time but it won't be you or me
We're breaking all the ties that are the simple of lies that they keep us, they keep us down

They keep it down down, keepin' it down down, they're keeping it down woah oh oh
They keep it down down, keepin' it down down, they're keeping it down woah oh oh ooh

So out we go, there's nothing in the road but clear street lights
Drop of ink, diluted in a sink of dirty water
Now nobody could know that there was someone in the glow of our headlights through the mist
So you just carry on like there was nothing going on, on the outside of our game

We'll keep it down down, keepin' it down down, they're keeping it down woah oh oh
We'll keep it down down, keepin' it down down, they're keeping it down woah oh oh ooh

Lock the door, don't wanna see no more, I've had enough
Tell me when you're gonna come and then I'll be here for you
Someone will be coming, when they do I will be running far away from here
Move out of my way, I got no reason now to stay, I'll be leaving, leaving now

We'll keep it down down, keepin' it down down, they're keeping it down woah oh oh
We'll keep it down down, keepin' it down down, they're keeping it down woah oh oh ooh
Track Name: Colours
I wanna die in my sleep
The world is at it's best when all is at rest
No chime of sorrow will I weep
'cause I've seen it come and waved it goodbye
The eye of the storm is on me
The next child born will replace me
Don't be sad 'cause I
Won't be sad no, no, no

The colours that I see
The love that we both need
The guidance that I seek
Is long gone

Been in a mood for quite some time
The central reservation is no place for contemplation
I let the gale blow me away
Let it split my sails and drag me down
The twisted metal stings
The twisted metal clings to me now
But don't be sad 'cause I
Won't be sad no, no, no

The colours that I see
The love that we both seek
The guidance that I need
Is long gone

Long gone...

The colours that I see
The love that we both seek
The guidance that I need
Is long gone
Track Name: Jump and Hope
You look like someone who fell from a pine tree
Bloody and broken and green spikes pierce the skin you wear
You came in crying your eyes out and screaming
Screaming for someone to help you fix up the mess you've made

It'll all work out
It'll all work out in the end

We watched you plummeting down from a great height
Splitting the air like a comet coming to kill us all
But do I know you from somewhere
I'm sure I've seen you before in the papers; telling us all of your life

It'll all work out
It'll all work out in the end

(your words, your life, your pictures)
Track Name: Dockleaves for Umbrellas
The thunder cracks, I stop and stare
Lightening strikes and sears the air
Pavement cracks are tiny rivers
Flowing past the glowing slivers cast by midnight shutters; closed

The tarmac shines the soft incline, slowly ebbs away
The tarmac shines the soft incline, slowly ebbs away
The tarmac shines the soft incline, slowly ebbs away
The tarmac shines the soft incline

Running down the hedgerows
Thunder snaps and breaks my fall
See your face, a flash of calm
Bandage up your child and run

Your hands will lift me up
Your hands will lift me up
Your hands will lift me up
Your hands will lift me up

Take my hand we'll run it out
Green protects us from the storm
The banks may break but we'll stand here
A final island in the sweeping flow

Leaves will save us
Leaves will save us
Leaves will save us, and you will love me
Leaves will save us

Your hands will lift me up
Your hands will lift me up
Your hands will lift me up, and you will love me
Your hands will lift me up
Track Name: Not Over
I once that heard that this was not the end, but the beginning
Will we walk a thousand miles and head back home
Nothing gained or lost, nothing gained or lost

Falling hail and thunderstorms will blind the eyes of those that we should warn
The howling winds that spoke to me whispered in my ears, told me this...

It's not over yet
It's not over yet

And as we sleep so quietly a flame erupts beneath us in the ground
Run like rabbits in the headlights through this city back up to the town

It's not over yet
It's not over yet
Track Name: My Maker
Something happened to me today
On the street I met my maker
She took me out for food
She took me out for drink
She took me home to keep me safe

My maker... (x3)

Then she came again to help me out
Filled up my pockets, emptied my doubt
Now only distance, the last resistance crumbles
So yes I'm sorry, please forgive me, I've been headstrong, I've been angry
But I love you see you soon

My maker... (x3)
Track Name: Summer Song (Radio Version)
Sit down, the runs over
He's heading home now
Its all numbers, short wave tuning
Whats your handle?
Hers is summer song

Soon these sedatives will take effect
We'll jump the sand and swim out to the wreck
Phase and static crackle on the wire
I'll send a message home with love and fire

Calm down, switch over
Convoys speeding home
Who's out there? She'll be waiting
Whats your handle?
Mine is summer song

Soon these sedatives will take effect
We'll jump the sand and swim out to the wreck
Phase and static crackle on the wire
I'll send a message home with love and fire
Track Name: Come Back Down (Unreleased Demo)
I never knew him, but we were closer than I was to you
You only see him, with skies and planets falling through your fingers
We only ride in flying machines and jet packs my dear
The final truth is we know he's never gonna come back down

Come back down (x4)

He truly knew me but I missed every glance he threw my way
He couldn't see me, nebula eyes had blinded his course
We only think of radar screens and movie monsters now
But the final truth is we know he's never gonna come back down

Come back down (x4)
Track Name: Summer Song (Acoustic Demo)
Sit down, the runs over
He's heading home now
Its all numbers, short wave tuning
Whats your handle?
Hers is summer song

Soon these sedatives will take effect
We'll jump the sand and swim out to the wreck
Phase and static crackle on the wire
I'll send a message home with love and fire

Calm down, switch over
Convoys speeding home
Who's out there? She'll be waiting
Whats your handle?
Mine is summer song

Soon these sedatives will take effect
We'll jump the sand and swim out to the wreck
Phase and static crackle on the wire
I'll send a message home with love and fire
Track Name: Warning (Unreleased Demo)
I've not seen you in, in many months
But I still know your smile like it was mine
And I've not seen you in, in many moons
But I recognise the shadow that flits around the corner from me
Flits around the backstreets of my mind
Flits around the corner, flits around the corner
Not too far, but still not too near
Not too far, but still not too near

'cause everywhere I go I look for you
'cause everywhere I go I look for you
Yes everywhere I go I look for you
Yes everywhere I go I look for you

Boston's on our horizon, snowfields stretch out down there
Patchwork linen cloth and sew a line from me to you
Flares blink out our warning signs for those who would get too close
Clouds form our cities cloak, a crash landing seen through, a crash landing seen through smoke screens

This is a warning! You won't be there to see, to see me jump
This is a warning! You won't be there to see, to see me jump