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STOP TALKING (SO LOUD)

Reflecting my time, not wasting a second,

forget ‘what it takes’ ‘cause you can’t keep us down.

Exceptions aside, a favourite obsession,

you’re wasting your time if you don’t make a sound.

Keep making mistakes, deflecting the pressure

Stop talking so loud, I can hear what you’re saying

is what you’re saying.

Hold on for the ride, abuse and oppression,

a small price to pay to be the land of the free.

keep watching the skies, it’s some kind of Escher

Stop talking so loud, I can hear what you’re saying

Is what you’re saying.

Sometimes we all say stupid things among our sins.

We’re taking our time, not wasting a second

Stop talking so loud, I can hear what you’re saying

is what you’re saying.

EIGHT DAYS

Eight days of the week can’t believe my eyes.

Insurrection in the streets so we stay inside.

Go, it’s coming.

Eight days of the week we’re dead on our feet,

take me aside just shoot me.

No black and white, black and white,

wish we could drive right through you.

Tired of wishing things were different I can sympathise.

Lately things don’t seem so easy there’s no black and white.

Go, it’s coming.

Eight days of the week we’re dead on our feet,

take me aside just shoot me.

No black and white, black and white,

wish we could drive right through you.

MYKIND

You knock me down take the shirt from our backs,

kick me round but you will never stop me,

drag me down take the words from my mouth,

kick me round round but you will never stop me.

He said no man could ask for better sons

and after all the things I’ve said and done.

He said he carries us both deep within his heart.

What if my kind afraid to try?

You knock me down take the shirt from our backs,

kick me round but you will never stop me,

drag me down take the words from my mouth,

kick me round round but you will never stop me.

And it’s the selling of the setting sun

that let’s me know our work has just begun.

You know we’ll never erase it it’s gone too far.

What if my kind afraid to try?

You knock me down take the shirt from our backs,

kick me round but you will never stop me,

drag me down take the words from my mouth,

kick me round round but you will never stop me.

MISDIRECTION

I took my time got myself degraded.

I close my eyes see you suffocating.

We took our chances well it’s always a start.

Look at our faces tell me

We’re not sleeping, not sedation.

Misdirection, overrated.

I set the fire while you demonstrated

I close my eyes ‘cause it’s so frustrating

I wanna touch it but it’s always the same

We’re not sleeping, not sedation.

Misdirection, overrated.

I took my time. I closed my eyes.

We took our chances. Look at our faces tell me

We’re not sleeping, not sedation.

Misdirection, overrated.

DOWN

You can't touch this dream, you can’t make this scene.

“You can’t change a thing” watch me, watch me, watch me,

turn things round, you can’t make this sound

“We can’t change a thing?” watch me, watch me, watch me.

And I’d like to rise above you.

And I’d like to see you falling

Down, feeling nothing.

Down. Your feeling is nothing.

You can’t light this fuse, we’re not safe to choose.

“You can’t make a stand?” watch me, watch me, watch me.

Can’t burn the pages, it’s not sent in stages.

“You can’t change a thing?” watch me, watch me, watch me.

And I’d like to rise above you.

And I’d like to see you falling

Down, feeling nothing.

Down. Your feeling is nothing.

And I’d like to see you falling

Down, feeling nothing.

Down. Your feeling is nothing.

SHUTDOWN

Was it something I said? But I don’t even know you.

Was it something I did? If it was then just tell me.

If you show me no soul then you give me no reason.

Stand up straight when I walk, you can see me?

Kick all the dust that you want you know you’re never gonna

Shut us down – we’ll just get back up again.

If I gave you the tools could I temper my freedom?

If I suffered the fools would you let me succeed in

constructing my soul, should I give you the reason?

Stand up straight when I walk, you can see me?

Kick all the dust that you want you know you’re never gonna

Shut us down – we’ll just get back up again.

No matter what you say, we’re gonna get back up again.

No matter what you do, we’re gonna stand up straight again.

No matter what you say, we’re gonna get back up again.

No matter what you do, we’re gonna stand back up again.

And if you shut us down – we’ll just get back up again.


WHATEVER

We got sanitised for the plastic dream.

It’s the best ‘no sell-out’ that you’ve ever seen.

Another dead man walking in the cash machine.

Never lost sight of the holy green, oh no.

A big business to bleed, down on your knees.

Something to see well you said it, whatever.

You keep dropping the tone.

Another snap-shot winner on the silver screen.

It’s the best no talent that you’ve ever seen,

and if I said I’m not sorry would you know what mean?

Never lost sight of the holy green, oh no.

A big business to bleed, down on your knees.

Something to see, well you said it, whatever.

You keep dropping the tone.

More winners to save, a ‘c’ on your grave

Nothing’s for free, well you said it, whatever.

Well you’re never alone.

We got sanitised for the plastic dream.

It’s the best ‘no sell-out’ that you’ve ever seen.

Another dead man walking in the cash machine

Never lost sight of the holy green, oh no.

A big business to bleed, down on your knees.

Something to see, well you said it, whatever.

You keep dropping the tone.

More winners to save, a ‘c’ on your grave.

Nothing’s for free, well you said it, whatever.

Well you’re never alone.

SCREENSHOT

Can’t see the matches, woods are too full of trees.

Can’t make the distance ‘cause it’s difficult to breath.

Keep burning bridges but the stakes just get higher,

I said the emancipation is just fuel for the fire.

You know it’s alright if it’s alright.

We can break it on our own if you’ll just give us time.

It’s alright if it’s alright.

We can burn all our bridges it’ll be just fine,

if you’ll just give us time.

Can’t walk the pavement carbon’s choking the streets.

Can’t make the rent because we’re burning CD’s.

Keep stealing time but then the rates just get higher.

I said the incriminations are just fuel for the fire.

You know it’s alright if it’s alright.

We can break it on our own if you’ll just give us time.

It’s alright if it’s alright.

We can burn all our bridges it’ll be just fine,

if you’ll just give us time, well it’ll be just fine.

We don’t lie and we don’t lie, no we don’t lie.

We don’t lie and we don’t lie, no we don’t lie down.

You know it’s alright if it’s alright.

We can break it on our own if you’ll just give us time.

It’s alright if it’s alright.

We can burn all our bridges it’ll be just fine,

if you’ll just give us time, well it’ll be just fine.

WE KNOW

They gotta brush you aside, make up the time,

stick to the scene make the masses so clean.

We know.

They gotta tell you who’s right – tell me I’m wrong.

Two puppets, one hand and a heart felt song.

We know, we know, we know. we know.

‘Cause we’ve been down this road before

If the word is broken will it bring you down?

Yeah we’ve been down this road before.

When the world is choking will it bring you down?

Yeah we’ve been down this road before.

Will it bring you?

It’s ‘eyes front’ in a nation of disinformation.

Right from the start keep us all in the dark.

We know, we know, we know. we know.

We jumped ship on the saviour of modern behaviour

Swallowed the blame make us always the same

We know, we know, we know. we know.

‘Cause we’ve been down this road before

If the word is broken will it bring you down?

Yeah we’ve been down this road before.

When the world is choking will it bring you down?

Yeah we’ve been down this road before.

Will it bring you?

Tell me I’m right tell me I’m wrong.

Stick to the scene make the masses so clean.

‘Cause we’ve been down this road before

If the word is broken will it bring you down?

Yeah we’ve been down this road before.

When the world is choking will it bring you down?

Yeah we’ve been down this road before.

Will it bring you?

SUPERCLEAN

If we were sanitised before your eyes super-clean

would you remember when I said “they’re gonna getcha?”

Sooner later one way or another.

So let go, I said so.

Our time to shine – nothing’s gonna stop us.

If you sit tight, we alright.

High times to climb - you know nothing’s gonna stop us now.

Well this time we’re taking sides gonna finish our final scenes

Do you remember when I said “I’m gonna get mine?”

Innovate/imitate oh what’s the difference.

So let go, I said so.

Our time to shine – nothing’s gonna stop us.

If you sit tight, we alright.

High times to climb - you know nothing’s gonna stop us now.

And it’s the appreciation of imitations so it seems

Do you remember when I said “they’re gonna save us?”

Yes Sir, well I tried, it’s now or never.

So let go, I said so.

Our time to shine – nothing’s gonna stop us.

If you sit tight, we alright.

High times to climb - you know nothing’s gonna stop us now.

SLIP

slip when eat, I slip when I slip.

Fall down to my knees I slip when I seem.

I slip when I see you, kick when I fall through,

I slip when I seem, I slip when I

See you coming step aside (you step aside)

And I slip when I see you coming every time (it’s every time)

I slip when I need, I slip when I feed.

Emphatic disease I slip when I seem.

I slip through the meaning, tripped on the feeling.

I slip when I seem, I slip when I

See you coming step aside (you step aside)

And I slip when I see you coming every time (it’s every time)

It’s every time you do what’s right,

you step aside - I said you kick it.

You can’t break us don’t waste your time,

Keep myself in a modern mind.

You can’t take us to severed scenes,

Kill yourself on the medicines.

And I slip when I see you coming step aside (you step aside)

And I slip when I see you coming every time (it’s every time)

SHEN-AN-DOAH

You say you heard when your name was spoken,

but you can’t even read my spelling.

Some of us are ashamed that it’s broken,

but we’re not the ones that you see yelling.

We’re running on empty ‘cause I keep burning the fumes.

We’re running on empty, stop sign’s got us all confused.

You say we’re coming apart with the motion,

but narrow-mindedness will keep us sinking.

That kind of thing decimates my devotion,

but there’s nothing there to stop us thinking.

We’re running on empty ‘cause I keep burning the fumes.

We’re running on empty, stop sign’s got us all confused.

You say you heard when your name was spoken,

but you can’t even read my spelling.

Some of us are ashamed that it’s broken,

but we’re not the ones that you see yelling.

We’re running on empty ‘cause I keep burning the fumes.

We’re running on empty, stop sign’s got us all confused.

TRANCER

When I take control

you won't touch a soul