Demo 2012

by Endless Rope

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Recorded at 1in12 Club, Bradford and Castle M on the dates February 12th and February 18th, 2012

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released February 20, 2012

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Track Name: Side Effects
I let you in so close to me
Showed you everything so you could see
Felt every minute inside of me
It's relief that you're offering...

But now the side effects are getting to me
Losing vision getting harder to breathe
Fainting, sickness, the first signs of disease
The side effects taken control of me

I let you in so close to me,
Exposed everything so you could see,
Felt each second you inside of me,
It's relief, it's some relief

But now the side effects are getting to me
Losing vision getting harder to breathe
Fainting, sickness, the early signs of disease
The side effects taken control of me

I can't remember how this all began-
But things were so much simpler then
The euphoric heights now so hard to reach,
The failing heart as it beats and bleeds
Leaves a trace... that haunts these veins...
Track Name: Witness
Don't you want to go where there's no more pain?
And these bars on your windows, they can go away,
There's a place where you don't have to be afraid,
Yeah, things don't have to stay this way...

How about the way things really are?
If we forget your books and your utopia?
I can't trust when they say the truth is somewhere else,
You're in chains but could be free if you follow us...
Track Name: Wholes and Halves
"All love is choice", you say
"Nothing more than a decision we make,
We construct a fiction and then
Fall in love with what we read,
There are moments when we forget our own lives
It can get that we live out a dreamed life
But we're always present when we decide,
Don't feel decided"

But I forget and it breaks my skin,
It lets the memories in...

"All love is a game" you say,
"No different to any other we play,
We act out parts and when we're done,
Can pack the game away.
There's truth in those moments,
But our hearts are just motors,
We can always find others.
We can always find others."

I cut and I break my skin
It lets the memories in...

We're all better as wholes than as halves,
Don't mistake your feelings for answers.
Track Name: Antiquated
I can't find my place in the present,
There's no space here with these times,
So I try on all my memories,
Live a life retrospectively,
I watch their lives as I'm passed by,
Wonder what it's like for all these human beings,
With a sense of purpose,
While I remain searching,
I can't accept this is who I am,
I refuse to admit this is who we are,
Antiquated being in a modern world,
Antiquated being in a modern world.
Track Name: Today Or Tomorrow
I walked away, took an easy way out, not that it wasn’t expected
But the objects moved and their shadows got left, and they won’t let me rest.
It hurts to hear the words that leave my mouth,
That seem so unreal and so distant from how it was
And all I can think about is how a change has got to come my way
Today or tomorrow.
You want to know why I look down when you look my way, well so do I
Another night spent with nothing to lose, and still nothing to show for it
There is a war that makes us adore our conquerors and despise ourselves.*
Years can get lost counting what you’ve lost,
So now a change has got to come our way
Today or tomorrow
Today or tomorrow,
If not now, when?

*Arundhati Roy, “The God Of Small Things”
Track Name: The Dreaming Dog
Break the silence you've become-
Navigate the darkness of all these questions,
That bear nothing but dead ends for answers,
And while that hunger remains; feel your way...

Outside it's morning he's not waking up
The self is a dungeon, the door is sealed shut

Now that there's no one to come and go-
And all that you've got is your own
A life can get lost in the shadows-
That claw and conceal holes /all

Outside it's morning he's not waking up
The self is a dungeon, his mind is made up
Track Name: David On The Guillotine
There's a sheet of dust on the factory floor,
A pair of blistered hands that work no more,
Days of picket lines flash across glinting eyes,
These days it all comes as no surprise,

They're cutting up lives again,
Drawing lines down the same old divides
They're out winning hearts and minds at the cost of people with real lives

He calls last orders on a Saturday night
The sad sound of trains passing us by
The echoes of a life that’s been and gone
The clock in the square stopped some years ago,

They're cutting up lives again,
Drawing lines down the same old divides
They're out winning hearts and minds at the cost of people with real lives

Down in parliament they got a plan for you,
Having never walked a day inside your shoes.
Some sick joke the rich are all laughing at
Some sick joke the rich are all laughing at
Track Name: Nothing
Everything's black, the world becomes darker,
I can't find a fact I can firmly believe,
The air gets so cold, the nights become longer,
I can't find my way out to feel something else / (real),
He says it can work if you just take this pill now,
But my body convulses, it can't pass my lips,
I just go on searching for answers,
Where answers I know, can never exist...

It's nothing,
It's nothing,
It's nothing,
It's nothing I've not heard before