Secrets & Anthems

by Diaspora

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1.
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
2.
04:07
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
03:30
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
6.
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
7.
04:25
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
8.
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)
9.
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
10.
04:14
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
11.
05:04
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)
12.
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
13.
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)
14.
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
15.
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

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released March 1, 2015

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

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