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by City Of Ships

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turns out the light you stole wasn't bright enough to lead you away from the dead end you were destined for it burned out one night with a delicate whisper in the softest rain and a look in her eyes they crowned you king, like in a dream but power's an unpredictable thing now they're back to reclaim it you invited everyone to this cerebral masquerade but the turnout's less than you hoped for you can't believe their interest in the life of the party could fade but it diminishes until they watch you break into a million pieces when they see the mess that you've made no one's gonna clean it they crowned you king, like in a dream but power's an unpredictable thing now they're back to reclaim it you can paraphrase every thought from antiquity like they're your own it seems intellectual but the posturing is getting old and the awkward phrasing of your borrowed ideas has run its course if only you'd recognized at the top at the bottom is where you belong you'll fade into obscurity thinking 'my god it should've been me' but it's too late to change it
Alarm 04:11
in the pre-dawn haze strap in for a long ride, hungover from last night twelve hours to go cruise missile flies with a message toward its target it’s programmed not to forget: “how lucky you are, right?” arrived at the same time at our destination, still too late i ran for my life destruction was complete i fell in its wake came to just as the room began to spin, a red light flashed in tandem with my heart beat screaming alarm became a deafening roar leveled everything ceiling to floor the bomb became mine shadow of our union burned on the wall i ran for my life destruction was complete i fell in its wake i stood helpless, unaware this agent of punishment was tracking me down seeking heat
i read in the news today something about how they're tapping into the phone lines it don't matter anyway there's nothing to be done now beside i got nothing to hide these days you know you can't be too careful i trust they have their reasons as long i get left alone i really appreciate knowing there's someone somewhere who cares enough to look out for me helping to keep my secrets safe and analyzing my thoughts the attention's flattering the headline said what i always guessed but what am i supposed to do? got a family to feed and no time free how can i deal with this too? the headline said what i never would've guessed but what am i supposed to do? i'm going out tonight and without this device life would come unglued they used the network to rewire my brain and now i don't think straight it's clear something's wrong can't seem to focus on anything reality's blurring
Preeminence 03:22
the conversation goes round and round you should know you're a veritable fountain of expertise a guiding light that shows how bright i should glow so lucky to get your sage advice for free you can take an illiterate man and teach him how to read but you can't force the meaning stand next to a blind man and describe the scenery but it won't help him to see clinging to old habits that show cognitive dissonance with no sign of fading believing as you do dominion lies with you constantly defending your position must be draining
wide awake and i like it so much alert for days if i just take this same old drink all the time got old need something more discreet i believe i'm flying under your radar walked into a trap that i thought was my way out been caught in it for so long, don't think i'll shake it now going down with a crash i fall turning away since i can't face this running around every night got old i just need some sleep just let me be i can't believe i walked into a trap which was also my way out been caught in it for so long don't think i'll shake it now locked away to hide this way there's no right or wrong the pleasure i derive is all my own shut em out to hide this way i am never wrong the pain that i survive is all my own
wait for you to gain ground but i don’t expect you will so i move on ascend toward a view you could not imagine if you tried at the base it passed you by went to the top saw everything around and i knew something in me changed but you weren’t there if i’m not mistaken the climb wasn’t worth the strain wait for you to come around but i don’t think you will time moves on extends in front of you but you can’t see it locked inside someday you’ll find it passed you by
Lost It 03:56
drawn in again, another night lost dreaming of the day the water rushes in sometimes i forget to turn the light off crashed out sitting upright after 4AM the sun rose in the western sky didn’t strike me as odd at the time but then again i could not shift my eyes away from the clouds on fire i turn around i can no longer doubt i’ve spun off and lost it now open my mouth but i can’t figure out how to make any sound come out raised up in church, i guess it makes sense used to hope i’d be alive to watch the world end preacher alluded to it every now and then fixated solely on what’d been promised him
Hardwired 03:49
the building lurches toward me columns bearing such a load doors open by themselves for me standing stoic guards cast no shadows as though compelled by some force i can’t understand i move ahead follow the steps of those before me it’s all hard-wired in my head once again stuck in grinding gears being reduced to dust to blow away in the wind our sins scatter like seeds, take root deep and grow again it’s no surprise: what goes around comes around and will do so til the end of time
The Old Man 03:32
a few years back they say a teenage girl on a makeshift raft went off into the water and she never came back she was way too loaded to swim the current was raging and it pulled her in they never found a body but they searched to no end the river flows on ever changing, true to none its endless miles apologize to no one the river flows on indifferent to everything watch it breach its banks and then quietly recede some say she asked for it as she went sinking down they watched her drown the talking heads are going on about a record breaking epic drought but from 35,000 feet i look down see the tops of the houses submerged watch a barge move upstream unimpressed like it hadn't heard crops are destroyed, famine's assured for so long i've been captivated by her sweet meandering song at the gathering of waters i sing along some say what happened is divine vengeance on that town but i have my doubts
Mile High 03:26
he fled to the hills some years ago left the old ghosts behind bought a one-way ticket to start a brand new life it got so bad but here i can make it i can teach myself to survive he wrestles all night with his memory sees flashes of his former life but turns over writes them off as a synapse misfire struck out alone into the wild, like a man exiled slept in the bitter cold but after a while he built a new home up a mile high, but never did say goodbye under the falling snow he swore he wouldn’t make the same mistake twice



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09.04.15 Germany Siegen @ Vortex
10.04.15 Holland Tilburg @ Roadburn Festival
11.04.15 Germany Karlsruhe @ Dude Fest
12.04.15 Germany Essen @ Panic Room
13.04.15 Germany Hamburg @ Headcrash
14.04.15 Denmark Copenhagen @ UnderWerket
15.04.15 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
16.04.15 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
17.04.15 Austria Wien @ Arena
18.04.15 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club – Pescara Fest
19.04.15 Germany München @ Feierwerk
22.04.15 France Eragny (Paris) @ Covent Garden
23.04.15 Belgium Antwerp @ Kavka
24.04.15 UK London @ Barfly
25.04.15 UK Bristol @ Hit The Deck Fest
26.04.15 UK Nottingham @ Hit The Deck Fest

Shows without JUNIUS:
29.04.15 EI Cork @ Bradley`s
30.04.15 EI Dublin @ Fibber Magee`s
01.05.15 EI Belfast @ Bar With No Name
02.05.15 EI Portrush @ The Atlantic


released March 20, 2015


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