thenoisebeforewesleep

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released April 11, 2015

Written by Simon Howlett
Produced by Phil Kinman and Simon Howlett

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Track Name: Do Not Disturb My Circles
The fire bleeds twilight
As the light trades with the dark
The scars linger on
But leave no mark

And the time that you wait
Is a chance that escapes

Your tears seal the tear
As the shadows come marching in
We're joined uneven
Out of frame everything spins

And the time that you wait
Is a chance that escapes
And as the sirens fade
A chance that gave way
Track Name: The Horses Came Tumbling
She used to feel love
Now there's nothing left at all
No cares and no trappings
Because you're not here anymore

Raise a glass and say goodbye
I will go first and awake in white

Join hands and follow me down
To the rhythm of a single shot

Like a pebble sinking to erase all ties
I will go first and awake in white

To uttered incantations
To all that pass by
She'll build her own world
And sail into the sky
Track Name: Drowning In Mercury
When I look outside
I fall into myself
And I crawl to die
The curtains fight the sun

Holding on
Sun
Holding on

When I reach outside
The roar throws me down
Too much space outside
The wind pulls me through

Holding on
Through
To no one

Stay

I'll meet you outside
And drown mercurial tears
I'll meet you outside
And drown in mercurial tears
Track Name: Pull The Cars
You're a blur of curls
Sinking in swirls

And I hope you don't pull the cars into the ocean
And I hope you don't drown in your devotion

And say you'll see me
After everything else has gone
And say you'll be here
After everything else has gone

The surface is overrun
All the roads overturned

And I hope you don't get lost at the bottom
And I hope you won't let it be forgotten

And say you'll see me
After everything else has gone
And say you'll be here
After everything else has gone

Gone
Gone now
Safe and sound
Gone
Gone now
Safe and sound

And say you'll see me
After everything else has gone
And say you'll be here
After everything else has gone
Track Name: Never Found
A will to escape
But when you turned back there was nothing but..

The streetlights
And where they left you
The streetlights
And when you walked home
The streetlights
And where you fell
The streetlights

The earth breaks beneath me
My heart ends beneath me

All alone a blanket of stars
All alone taking aim from afar

The streetlights
And where you fell
The streetlights
And when there's nothing
The streetlights
And when you broke free
The streetlights

The earth breaks beneath me
My heart ends beneath me
And all I am
Grabs a hold of me
And all they stole becomes

Free

Falling by a rusty bin
Hiding everything within
On the benches
By the hospital
I remember
Even if you don't

I remember
Track Name: Everything Between
Pulled into rainclouds
And ripped at the seam
We hit all the branches
And everything between

You know where I've been

Rose to the surface
And broke all the tides
With no one to witness
And nowhere to hide

Like the rapture in reverse
We let go and fall to the earth
Track Name: With Every Footfall
Come and be strewn
As bolts of cloth unused
Pull the night sky
To drown in your eyes

I hide under you cover
Deliver me from all the others
The noise here is too loud to bare

The universe falls in
The trains stop dead
The stars seem so far away
Like the space where you once lay

With every footfall
You move further away
With every breath
You steal my days

The noise I bear is too loud to hear
I wish the wind would surrender
I'll wait all night in this oblivion

The universe falls in
The trains stop dead
The stars seem so far away
Like the space where you once lay

And I'll stay
I'm not afraid
And I won't escape
Just to clear your way
Track Name: A War Inside
She holds on as fear approaches
Tied down, staring at the ceiling
At least there's something to focus
As they enter, as they tear her apart
As they destroy all that she was

A War Inside

They cheer as they take their turns
Grabbing, pulling as her soul burns
No tears, just hopes for something
And then dying before she can reach up
Always dying before we reach out

A War Inside
A War Inside
What a place to say goodbye
Under the dimming light

As the light cracks dawn
As they pull her from the river
For a parents gaze
For the world to see her
For the world you grew up in
Father, know i never let them see me cry
I never let them see me cry
Never let them see me cry
No tears and no goodbyes
Track Name: The Square Mile
The suits shout as they spill on to the street
After a hard days swindling
Orange faced girls seem to like their fit
There's got to be more beauty than this

But by morning it is quiet
'Cos they have scurried back to their holes
It reminds me of a time
When my heart didn't feel so cold

This fluorescent hell
It buries me
And the empty chicken boxes
Litter the street
All the hope in the world
Lies with you and me
In your eyes i save it all

I spoke with my father last night
He told me of a time
Of when London blazed in bliss
Of every moment every kiss
Of shoeless children that played and dreamed
On every corner of every street
Of songs from the underground as they were shelled
Of mothers who laughed at the noise as they fell
Of light out of the abyss
Of our fated trembling
Of Tories that never bled for this wish
Of a time that held more beauty than this
Track Name: My Body Is My Enemy
My body is my enemy
It keeps me alive
It keeps me breathing
It holds me inside

My body is my enemy
It won't let me out
It won't let me off
It takes me out

But one day
Time will break my heart
One day it will tear this small frame apart
One day it will rip my soul
One day I'll be able to go

My body is my enemy
It wants to live
It wants to be a part of the world
It wants to give

My body is my enemy
My heart wants to beat
My legs want to move
My lungs want to breathe

But one day
I will break its will
One day my soul will finally get its fill
One day I'll be gone
And all that's left will be nothing and no one

My body is my enemy
And I'm so close
It's almost over
And I get to sleep with my ghost

My body is my enemy
And I am done
Know I did my best
And with no shame I walk into

The sun
Track Name: No Sound
The silence bends to my will
I let the empty buildings remain still
Pray to the street signs
Pray to the fallen night

I see no life
No cars pass me by

White to grey then back to black
Soon it will be light, then they'll come out
Hide away under the street lights
Hide away under this beautiful sight

I see no life
No cars pass me by

By the time I turn around
Time might turn around