MCAEP

by Balance Lost

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released July 20, 2015

Pete: Guitar, Vocals n stuff
Matt: Bass

Recorded at Pete's, except backing vox on track 2 recorded by Haley Altgilbers wherever she may be, and the various samples we yoinked.

Thanks to everyone for not throwing rocks at us.

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Balance Lost London, UK

Catchy guitar and synth pop with drum machines and samples. Currently residing in Kyoto, Japan.

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Track Name: We Sound Like Each Other
Growing in that house
Filled with so much stuff
Given so much space
Too much is never enough
To occupy my time
I didn't need nobody
You'd interrupt and tempers fray
For that I'm sorry

We look the same way
We do the same things
People say we even sound like each other
We look the same way
We do the same things
People say we even sound like each other
You answer the telephone
Someone we know asking after your father
I don't know, he's not home
He'll come back when you stop calling

2 different cities
Over time I would drift away
In my mindless fog
I never seemed to realise your pain
Put us side by side in the leather boots
We'll put them all to shame
The time for talk comes later
Just play the game

We look the same way
We do the same things
People say we even sound like each other
We look the same way
We do the same things
People say we even sound like each other
You answer the telephone
Someone we know asking after your father
I don't know, he's not home
He'll come back when you stop calling
Track Name: Hey Shauna
Hey Shauna, nothing could be warmer
Than the feeling of your hand in mine
When you turn my way you illuminate my day
And I think about you all the time
I've been waiting for so long so I've written a song
To tell you all about how pretty you are
And I wish we could snuggle and listen to the Buggles
Sing how video killed the radio star

It's okay (it's okay)
You illuminate my day
It's okay (it's okay)
You illuminate my day
It's okay (it's okay)
I won't stand in your way
It's okay
I don't want you to change

Hey Shauna, what could be warmer
Than the feeling of your heartbeat near?
We can drink and dance, take a roadtrip to France
I'll buy you costly cocktails and give you half of my beer
So let's watch sunsets with no regrets
And the radio turned up loud
With your favourite tunes, helium balloons
Come and lift me off of this cloud

It's okay (it's okay)
You illuminate my day
It's okay (it's okay)
You illuminate my day
It's okay (it's okay)
I won't stand in your way
It's okay
I don't want you to change
Track Name: Shield Against The World
It turns out the revolution will be broadcast
Gill Scott-Heron clearly forgot to forecast
The advent of the internet and smartphones
And whatever gadget's waiting for us next

You won't have just one source of information
We all transmit our own radio station
Though there's a chance that nobody's listening
The PRS will track you down somehow

We've only come a fraction of the way
We've only come a fraction of the way
When I wake I don't want to go right back to normal
Cos it's my only shield against the world

All governments will slowly open their eyes
All class-A drugs will one day be legalised
So you will be able to skip out in the break and lose yourself on skag
And a support group will be there for you when you bounce back

All the pizza, darts and porn that you can download
1 more self-facilitating media node
And Louis Walsh would change the paradigm to make some cash
But he didn't cos it's just soooo Masterchef

We've only come a fraction of the way
We've only come a fraction of the way
When I wake I don't want to go right back to normal
Cos it's my only shield against the world

Either Private Eye or Charlie Hebdo
Will manufacture sepia-tinted photos
Of Kim Jong-un and Abubakr Shekau in a passionate embrace
In the words of Alan Partridge "Kiss my face!"

(Airline) Executives accept their nuts or go to jail
Terrorists will send each other anthrax in the mail
Some people think the Berlin Wall is in Beijing
I still don't think stupidity will win

We've only come a fraction of the way
We've only come a fraction of the way
When I wake I don't want to go right back to normal
Cos it's my only shield against the world
Track Name: Treacherous Rocks
Working (yourself) into (a corner)
You started (a war) we're all (disillusioned)
Not your (place to say) that people (are wrong)
The next (to be silenced) the voice (is your own)

All that you see is not all there is
Just cos you speak don't make it true
Information taken in context
This is not something new

The night terrors didn't even exist
It was all in your mind, it was always a myth
And I am an island surrounded by treacherous rocks

OoooOOOoOOoOOoOoOOoOh, etc.

Never (at rest) tortured (by energy)
Wasted (prodigiously) poured (into space)
The implications (are shattering) "I don't believe in hell!"
The struggle (the peace) fight it out amongst yourselves!"
All that you see is not all there is
Just cos you speak don't make it true
Information taken in context
This is not something new
All that you see is not all there is
Just cos you speak don't make it true
Information out of context
There must be something you can do
The night terrors didn't even exist
It was all in your mind, it was always a myth
And I am an island surrounded by treacherous rocks

OoooOOOoOOoOOoOoOOoOh, etc.

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