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by The Ism

Released 2015
Colourful Mountain Records/Replay Records
Released 2015
Colourful Mountain Records/Replay Records
  • 02:44 Lyrics Sell It Off

    VERSE
    So much for simplicity
    Navigating currencies
    Happy workday memories
    Gather up your ends and means

    CHORUS

    Sell it off for cheap
    And go right back to sleep
    You won't feel a thing
    Sell it off for cheap

    VERSE

    So much for the simple dream
    Graces faded in between
    Taking's for the offering
    Gather up your dignity

    BRIDGE

    You can pretend like it's not going on 
    Means to an end all depends on which end you're on

  • 02:31 Lyrics Paper Chase

    VERSE

    Left open
    Made rotten
    Forgotten
    Real pain
    Let's drain it
    De-vein it
    More or less
    Let's taint it

    CHORUS

    The paper chase is
    A shameless waste
    Give anything for that 
    Disappointing taste

    VERSE

    Just like it's
    A rabbit
    Whose clock ticks
    For nothing
    A habit
    A has been
    The hole we 
    Were raised in


    OUTRO

    You want it all

  • 02:14 Lyrics Plebes

    VERSE

    Pawns lined up in pretty rows
    Doing what they're told
    Sound like anyone you know? 
    Let's pretend like we don't know
    Doing what we're told
    2+2 make 5 more proles

    CHORUS

    A pageantry of peasantry
    Bought and sold, diseased
    The plebes

    VERSE

    Supplicants taught to follow 
    Playing out their roles
    Sound like what your mirror shows? 
    Let's pretend like we don't know 
    Doing what we're told
    So important, so disposed

  • 04:53 Lyrics Enough

    VERSE

    I wanted this to mean more than it does 
    Strangers faces in the place of us
    I wanted this to be more than it was 
    A consolation wasting in the sun
    I tried my best to be just who I was
    And when it didn't work I gave it up
    I wanted trust to be the fruit of love
    I starved myself, you never had enough

    PRE CHORUS

    Isn't it enough? 
    When is it enough? 

    CHORUS

    I'm falling backwards
    Reaching for something that makes sense
    Keep falling backwards
    Making something from nothing left

    VERSE

    I did my best to please and saw the sum 
    The gifts we get are gone and getting judged
    I wanted yes to be more than a crutch
    An automatic answer on our tongue
    I looked for anything to pick me up
    I hung myself each time I came undone
    I wanted less to be more than enough
    I made a beggar out of everyone

    BRIDGE

    Better soon is never being good enough
    Better soon is what we use to keep this up
    Better soon but what's the use if nothing's left? 

  • 04:44 Lyrics Carousel

    VERSE

    Running on
    Never ends
    Crawling infant
    Hardly witnessed
    Life's half bend
    Folding, forming
    Caught inside
    The twisted slide
    Waiting for the catch
    Are you living on strip
    Misleading, repeating

    CHORUS

    All been on the carousel so long
    Hard to avoid the serpent's gentle song

    VERSE

    Is it sin
    Love's half twin
    Longing, wanting
    More than this
    Simple twist
    Choosing what's confusing
    Bend some light
    That we can see 
    What you're thinking

    OUTRO

    Infinite design, humbling, divine


  • 02:17 Lyrics Hiding to Nothing

    VERSE

    Bored integrity
    Integrated clean
    By the book and
    Bought it hook and
    Line sinker, complete

    CHORUS

    You can call it what you want to 
    On a hiding to nothing
    You can fight it if you want to 
    No one's caring what you think

    VERSE

    Hold the standard line
    Dormant biding time
    Wasting got the 
    Wanting bought and
    Sold for piece of mind

     

  • 04:22 Orwell's Dog