Lyrics

All lyrics by Jem Godfrey, except ‘Signs’ by John Mitchell

There is never a survivor
from a final kiss
I remember how I ended
at the start of this
I lost a year in here or
maybe more 
No more…
30 second paradise, saving up you pay the price
Line the eggs up in a line, come into my parlour now
Send the soldiers out to war, never seen our kind before
Coming under fire we’re near alive don’t stop it now

Numbers, we’re numbers
Death is for the breathing
Life is for the leaving
Numbers, we’re numbers
Hidden in the meaning
Seeing is believing

Numbers need numbers feed numbers breed numbers

Lay your life out in a line, not the one that you’d design
Time is moving faster, breathing getting harder now
You’re a tumble of the dice, you’re a living sacrifice
No shooting star you’re just a falling satellite

Numbers, we’re numbers
Death is for the breathing
Life is for the leaving
Numbers, we’re numbers
Hidden in the meaning
Seeing is believing

Numbers need numbers feed numbers breed numbers
We lit the fire, we lit the fire, we feed the fire, we need the fire
We lit the fire, we lit the fire, we feed the fire, we need the fire

30 second paradise, giving up and telling lies
Line the eggs up in a line, come into my parlour now
Send the soldiers out to war, they have seen it all before
Coming under fire, no winners only losers.

Numbers, we’re numbers
Death is for the breathing
Life is for the leaving
Numbers, we’re numbers
Hidden in the meaning
Seeing is believing

Numbers, we’re numbers
Years you wasted dreaming
Waiting for the meaning
Numbers, we’re numbers
Time that you were leaving
Seeing is believing

They’re knocking down my Towerblock
The place where I grew up
When the walls start falling
I’m gonna be ready

My Estately home
Cold fingers risen from the land
I grew up life on stone
In the palm of your toughened hand

(They’re all gone gone gone gone gone gone)
The height lines on my bedroom door
(They’re all gone gone gone gone gone gone)
My soldiers hiding under the floor
(They’re all gone gone gone gone gone gone)
The never ending Monday nights
(It’s all gone gone gone gone gone gone)
The sound of Friday stairwell fights

They’re knocking down my Towerblock
The place that I come from
When the walls are falling
I’m gonna be ready

They’re knocking down my Towerblock
The place that I ran from
When this all means nothing nothing
I’m gonna be ready

There is glass on the carpet
There is dust in the air
This deafening wonder
But I wish that you were here

This space was a battleground
This place was a war
You beat me, now I beat you
As they tear it to the floor

I’m the only survivor
Of a life I’ve never known
There’ll be nothing left of your devastation

I dream of an open field
Where I bury big ideas
Standing in an open space
Quietly waiting just in case

Oh this doesn’t signify
A passion filled co-incidence reply
And well, you should have seen the signs
They lay scattered here like living land mines

Telling your friends that you’ve just out grown them
Bury it, won’t you bury it in the sand?
Telling your parents you hardly know them
Holding it, are you holding it in your hand?

I dream of an open page
Where I pencil all my rage
Standing on a question mark
Wish that I could lift the dark

But oh it doesn’t matter how
I have closed the episode for now
And yes you should have seen the signs
We go round again another thousand times

Telling your friends that you’ve just out grown them
Bury it, won’t you bury it in the sand?
Telling your parents you hardly know them
Holding it, are you holding it in your hand?
Telling yourself that you’re made of failure
Bury it, won’t you bury it in the sand?
Telling a lie that you can’t remember
Holding it, are you holding it in your hand?

Now I’m flying away from this nightmare
And I’m flying so far from my fear
And as oxygen leaves this experience
With my memory stuck on repeat

So I wish you all the best
Emperor’s clothes and beaten chest, down
Dream in six and seven
Laughing at the gates of heaven, how

Where are your leaders yeah where are your saviours?
How more of this distance to go?
We gave up believing in fate or divinity
Love we forgot long ago
We’re falling away now
Forgetting our way home
There’s nothing to say now
Not at all

Telling your friends that you’ve just outgrown them
Bury your head in the sand
Telling your parents you hardly them
Holding their past in your hand
Telling yourself that you’re made of failure
Bury your head in the sand
Telling a lie that you can’t remember
Holding the past in your hand

As my world gets small
I evolve in this red liquid light
While my thoughts grow tall
The outsider sings to me at night

So I drink it in
My life is running with the tide
Love me outside in
Joy with every kick I try

You’ll be fine
Life of mine

Lights out, lights out
I just want the chance to see before
Lights out, lights out
Lights out, lights out
I just want the chance to be before the
Light’s out, light’s out

Such a sad sound woke me up
It sounded like such pain
And the voice where that sound came from
Never sang to me again

So my world grows colder
I find it hard to understand
Feel my thoughts grow small
I can’t see my hands…

Hushabye
Don’t you cry

Dead of night
I think I must be dreaming
I close my eyes
Sleep tight

He was never into pale reflection
He was never into fireside
Always wishing on a World War Christmas
Mummy smiling down without her eyes

Round and round in circles
Pushing out the past
I don’t want you she said, paint this picture fast

Hear you breathing so lightly…

Trying to cover your blinded side
Pull your heartstrings
Trying to run from the old demise (you know who you are)
Trying to count, but the clock says nil
Pull your heartstrings
Trying to run, but you just stand still
Fill your lungs with air

Could you lie here when the ceiling crumbles
Can you swim beneath a steely sea
Open letter to an absent parent
In the fire with the enemy

Round and round in circles
Pushing out the past
I don’t want you she said, leave this picture fast

Hear you breathing so lightly…

Trying to cover your blinded side
Pull your heartstrings
Trying to run from the old demise (you know who you are)
Trying to count, but the clock says nil
Pull your heartstrings
Trying to run, but you just stand still
Fill your lungs with air

Round and round in circles
Running out of air
Caught in endless cycles
Burn all the bridges if you dare

You are the ghost of everyone
And anyone who’s ever been loved
You are the said and done

We are the forms of everything
And anything that’s ever been lost
We are the lonely ones

But I feel closer to the sun
Let me be closer to the sun
Just to know I’m not the only one
Is to be closer to the sun

These are the days of reckoning
For everyone forever before
We are the running scared

We are the sound of memories
The shadows of the feelings that we wore
Just pictures on a wall

But I feel closer to the sun
Let me be closer to the sun
Now I know I’m not the only one
I’ll sleep closer to the sun

Woke up this morning, I’m the last man standing
It’s a colder world that I see when there’s nobody left to save me

Deep November damage gets you down
Not so clever when the King forgets his crown

War in the numbers, this childhood of mine
6 years of Septembers, best days of my life
I remember the lights from the fires in the sky
They brought us together and taught us to hide

I burned so bright, but I’m just a human candle set alight
I flew so high now I’m nothing but a falling satellite

Days get darker and the nights keep on drawing in
I got a hollow head and a hollow heart leaving me without within

Fading song, we sing along, but when it’s gone I’m gone

The face in the mirror
I know every line
Old bones hammered thinner
By distance and time
Can’t remember the names, but the faces survive
I’m trying to fight, but they keep me alive

I burned so bright, but I’m just a human candle set alight
I flew so high now I’m nothing but a falling satellite

I’m said, I’m done
No hide, no run
No light, no sun
But it’s alright
I’m old video
Long gone radio
Someone you used to know
Who I used to know

Same river, same ocean, same life again
Seen seldom relations. Driving in rain.
The sum of existence, the years we lost.
We all fall back to earth, ashes and dust.

Let me be closer to the sun
Let me be closer to the sun

There is never a survivor from a final kiss
I remember how it ended at the start of this
I love a year in here of maybe more and more

I need air

The air is warming up again
The summer sounds are like old friends
I see the sunlight through the trees
I wonder if the sun can see me?

I hear the echoes of those days
Reflecting back at me in waves
Carved into benches I’ll remain
With names I’ll never say again

Like children’s handprints in old concrete
The things we leave behind
Slowly lose their meaning
When paths get hard to find

Handprints in old concrete
Ghosts we leave behind
Fingers with no feeling
This world I leave behind

The air is warming up again
The summer sounds are like old friends
I feel the sunlight through the trees

Silently, suddenly, comes the ghost at your side
Quietest enemy inside the dream

Perfectly this reprieve, taken, but not given
Loneliness, like a mist lost to the sea

Eyes like violence cut desire and float down to the chair
Always still God’s windowsill and perfectly aware

Say you’ll wait till morning
Say you won’t run away (even today)
Say you’ll keep this lantern for me now (for me now)

I believe make believe, play like snakes in your hair
Empathy, up my sleeve, not really there
Child’s play in the waves by this silent lighthouse
Drowning fast, pushing hard, nature less care

Eyes like mice, cut through the lies and humourless despair
Always still God’s windowsill and perfectly aware

Inside this whirlpool you find yourself spinning and ebbing and flowing to me
Nightmare diversion a hopeless uncertainty play in the wild wild sea

Say you’ll wait till morning
Say you won’t run away (even today)
Say you’ll keep this lantern for me now (for me now)

I’m nervous as hell
But I must do this for myself

I walk the road that leads to your house
Worn words would never do
This happens face to face

Something that I’ve got to say

I’m at your door…

I don’t care if you don’t mind
Modern life’s the mocking kind
But tell me how I came to be
Married to my enemy?

Of all the things you want to be
The earth beneath the industry
An ideal and an innocence
The moral ends the consequence

Core desire
Oh, it’s a real live wire
Setting my life on fire
Oh, it’s unreal…

Forever
Immortally
Endeavour
A god I’ll be
Remember reality
I’m not the one who owns me

Victims of demography
Just product in a category
Testing what you think and feel
Experiments in mass appeal

Core desire
Oh, it’s a real live wire
Setting my life on fire
Selling my soul for the liar
Oh, it’s unreal…

Forever, immortally
Endeavor, a god I’ll be
Remember, reality
Forever, immorally

Forever
Immortally
Endeavour
A god I’ll be
Remember reality
Forever
Immorally
Endeavour
A god I’ll be
Remember reality

Life unreal
The feeding of the fear
An error of creation
No love left in here

And I see
You falling out for fun
United in division
Defy everyone

It’s all a game
The hurting and the healing
But still the same
You’ll leave us nothing
Nothing at all

Caught in the process
Of mass separation
Victims of progress
And mute isolation

God of small empire
This numb masturbator
Pissing his life into
Plastic and paper

Closing time for life…

Welcome To Nowhere with me
It’s in your head
Dead man, firehand
I’m burning through your Wonderland

Chatroom objector
You bile carbonator
Second Life saviour
Still feeling a failure

Closing time for life…

Welcome To Nowhere with me
It’s in your head
Dead man, firehand
I’m burning through your Wonderland

Fan the flame
The hurting and the healing
But all the same
You’ll leave us nothing

Welcome To Nowhere with me
It’s in your head
Dead man, firehand
I’m burning through your Wonderland

Welcome To Nowhere with me
It’s in your head
Dead man, cold hand
I’m burning through your Wonderland
I’m burning through your Wonderland

Feels like over
Feels like over

I’ve got this window on my wall
When she lights up I see it all
The now and then, the yet to be
So I get out there and I run free

Lost
In time
Life line
You’re all I want
This time
Rewind
All come undone
My pocket sun

Feels like over
Feels like over

I went to Rome and watched it burn
Once round the world with Mister Verne
I’ve fallen out my family tree
Now my great grand daddy is me

Lost
In time
Life line
You’re all I want
This time
Rewind
All come undone
My pocket sun

Lost
In time
Life line
You’re all I want
This time
Rewind
All come undone
In time
Life line
You’re all I want
This time
Rewind
All come undone
My pocket sun

If I
Say why
Will you cry
To please me?

Tell me lies
Fail to try
Say goodbye
It’s easy

Eyes cry
Tears dry
Tongues tie
Release me

Blue sky
Mind’s eye
Do or die
Appease me

Fine chilling mime
And I don’t know if I can believe in all the lies
Calcify
And I don’t know if I can survive the feeling
Losing all that’s mine

Amputee
Cut from me
Setting free
Deceiving

Leaving be
Lost at sea
Absentee
You’re grieving

Fine chilling mime
And I don’t know if I can believe in all the lies
Crucify
And I don’t know if I can survive the feeling
Losing all that’s mine

All, hold the wall, shallow call, doubters all, face the wall
Lovers fall, face the wall, losers all

Fine chilling mime
And I don’t know if I can believe in all the lies
Crucify
And I don’t know if I can survive the feeling
Losing all that’s mine

I won’t be the good for nothing
I won’t be the same old feeling
I won’t be the one you turn to
I won’t be the phase you go through

Home
The violence of your name
Still soothes me all the same
With echoes of my past
Safe surroundings
Meant to last

Everybody got an explanation
For a world that has lost sensation
Nothing saves the feelings we forgot to feel

Welcome to the family
Alone now you belong to me
Your life will be my property
I’ll redefine your sanity

Dear Dead Days
Long to find us
And define us all those yesterdays
That remind us
We’re the same in every way

Safe and sound
Beside you, hide you from them
The real, deride you, let me tie you in

Everybody got a desperation
For the girl in the situation
Headlines hiding feelings we forgot to feel

Welcome to the family
Alone now you belong to me
Your life will be my property
I’ll redefine your sanity

Dear Dead Days
Long to find us
And define us all those yesterdays
That remind us
We’re the same in every way

This life I have – I give to you
These thoughts I have – they’re all for you
These things you say – I know they’re true
There’s no-one else – No-one but you

Now, outside
Feels like real life
My sky, eyes wide
Too wired to cry
You run
You hide
You taste
Suicide
Some child
Profiled
Beguiled
Defiled
Reviled

Dear Dead Days
Long to find us
And define us all those yesterdays
That remind us
We’re the same in every way

Life, it all became too much
It’s easier to run
An early warning sign
Take arms and charge the line

Four reasons, I told you lies
Four reasons, why we won’t touch eyes
Four reasons, unsatisfied
Four reasons, always there inside

I feel I’m falling down

There’s nothing left here to say now
Falling down
Let’s put our secrets away now
Falling down
Stop getting hope in the way now
Falling down
We’ll lose it all any day now
Falling down
No meaning left in the sound now
Falling down
I’m giving back what I found now
Falling down
I’m heading back to the ground now
Falling down
Not getting up till I break down

Love, I cut a lonely soul
On shards of broken hearts
Outlines of those I lost
Take time and count the cost

Four reasons, I told you lies
Four reasons, why we won’t touch eyes
Four reasons, unsatisfied
Four reasons, left me dead inside

I feel I’m falling down

Time will justify

Like birds must fall to fly

You talk, you think own me
You miss the point completely
These things I do, they’re not for you
I’m sick, I’m tired
Leave me alone
Here and now
I’m a waterfall
Fall through me
I’ll emulate your tears

See me now
I’m a superstar
Still shining
I’ll burn you when you’re near

Ego come and ego go
The eyes say I, the mind say no
Reason ebb and reason flow
Away again

Step right up and take the ride
East of easy
Watch as I go down now, around now
Sell your stock in Jealouscide
Take the shock of all my future crimes now,
Wrap you up, the toys are good to go

Love me now
I’m a looking glass
Convector
I’ll amplify your fears

Fear me now
I’m an accident
A secret
I’ll bother you for years

It’s dog eat God in Dog we trust
The steely seas are turned to rust
Carpet hides the guilty dust
Away again

Step right up and take the ride
East of easy
Watch as I go down now, around now
Sell your stock in Jealouscide
Take the shock of all my future crimes now,
Wrap you up and never let you go

Step right up and take the ride
East of easy
Watch as I go down now, around now
Sell your stock in Jealouscide
Take the shock of all my future crimes now,
Wrap you up the toys are good to go

Step right up and take the ride
East of easy

Watch me go…

Hero, touching down refugee from the ground
Say hello, dance along to the light and the sound

Hero, stealing hope from the words in your mouth
But fear grows, never far from the pain and the doubt

Lo-fi, are we lo-fi
Lo-fi, are we lo-fi

Feeling the life force of a Milliontown
Better settle down in a day
Doing the wrong thing is the best advice, better get a life
Here I’m electrified, it’s a wonderful feeling to be alive

Heat, it’s alright, it’s alright
Take the heat, it’s alright, it’s alright
Take the heat, it’s alright, it’s alright
Take the heat, it’s alright, it’s alright

Hero, are you falling apart at the seams
Just a zero, now you finally know what it means

Heat, it’s alright, it’s alright
Take the heat, it’s alright, it’s alright
Take the heat, it’s alright, it’s alright
Take the heat, it’s alright, it’s alright

I’m drowning
Far out at sea
To far to chase the waves home
To deep to really see

I’m sending
My thoughts to you
A message in a waveform
I hope that it gets through

And I’ll be fine
Don’t worry

I’m drifting
Human debris
Just one drop in the ocean
It’s all I’ll ever be

And I’ll be fine
Don’t worry

Remember me
Remember me

I’m falling
Beneath the sea
The tide of these emotions
Washing over me

I’m fading
Into the deep
The pressure equalizing
Rocking me to sleep

And I’ll be fine
Don’t worry

Remember me

No right no wrong no true no lie
No I no long no live no die
No heart no break no see no hear
No real no fake no cry no fear
No hear no see no see no feel
No feel no be no thing be real
No here no there no they’re no I
No I no care no wanna try

Wide eyed and cynical
Right to the middle
No emotion can get in your way
The solution is clinical
Little by little you push me away
Keep pushing away

No win no lose no lose no find
No find no choose no better mind
No I no we no run no hide
No you no me no sea no tide
No love no leave no give no take
No more believe no more mistake
No one no way no wanna win
No year no day no thinner skin

Wide eyed and cynical
Right to the middle
The emotion I can’t keep away
The solution is clinical
Little by little I cut you away
Keep cutting away

Killing my love
Killing my love for you
Even now in front of me
I disavow the family
Here and now it would be all beyond a doubt
In my life
Truth and you not all you could be

No right no wrong no true no lie
No I no long no live no die
No die no live no live no love
No love no lose no leaving of
No see nowhere no air no sky
No true no dare no reason why
No have no say no say no do
No god no pray no me no you

Death has done her work this morning

Cutting me back down to size
Frozen in this winter warning
Gentle in it’s own demise
Starving sun in deep November
It cannot feed us any more
Leaving us this dark reminder
Of things we should have done before

Even as our days are numbered
I can feel it getting near
Deafened by the sounds of others
Who only got as far as here
In the chilling of the evening
They find the ones that won’t survive
Taken as the day surrenders
While we fight to stay alive
Can you feel the summer ending?
Will this be the end of me?
Afraid of all that might have happened
And all that never came to be

Will you tell me when it’s gone?
Will you tell me when it’s over?
Even though it’s just begun
Even though I’m going over

Death has done her work this morning
Cutting me back down to size

I got the news today
Elsewhere I am dividing
Feels like my world is ending
I’ve made another me
Warm, red, barely dead
Thoughts running through my other head

Fingers twitching, muscle building
I’ve made me obsolete
Relive my life
I feel safer inside
And the things I see
Hidden in the chemistry
Is there anybody I can believe, believe
And the eyes I see
As I face the other me
Is there anybody I can call me, call me

No longer this year’s newest type
Superseded, absent hype
Spoilt, faded, over ripe
I’m so much older news
Evolution come around
Jury trial by ultrasound
My handiwork will hunt me down
And masquerade as me

Relive my life
I feel safer inside
Now one on one has made us three
I look away, too sick to see
Our faces staring back at me
My little Frankenstein
I sit alone beside the cage
And try to fight with all my rage
End of story, turn the page
I’m not the one you want

I’m just a stranger
I walk in the black light
Boy to a soldier
I’m fighting the good fight
And I wait
I wanna go, don’t wanna know
‘bout the danger

I’m just a farm boy
Just doin’ what I can
When I’ll be a killer
It’ll make me a real man
I can’t wait
I’m gonna know, I wanna go
Through the changes
And I can’t breathe
Or is it all in my mind?
The faces are changing
Misplaced in time
And I won’t dream
I will be the headlines
Your features are fading
Too late this time

And you know
You’d always be the first in line
And you know
It’s all about the life divine
A hero’s ending
All the signs
You’re the one
And the one you must survive
And you know
It doesn’t matter what you do
And you know
The luck you wear will pull you through

The never ending
Light you find
For the one
The one will survive
And you know…

ONE UNDERGROUND

My worm cathedral
All earthy for your infestation
These little workers build me an empire
Your loyalty I burrowed out mined by erosion
My little kingdom ready for me now
These careful times
The residue of past digestion
Get what you can now
Good staff are hard to find
My bitter name
The full effect of time and tension
You utter duty and fight to stay the same

ABRACADAVER

With a cross upon the wall
I was blinded by it all
Now the faces left behind
These are no friends of mine
When your fears are cast aside
Out across the great divide
Rage is part of your design
But I won’t play this time
Hero waiting by the line
Here on my own
All alone
On my own
All alone

THE ONLY SURVIVORS

Why do you run and hide?
Here inside the lighthouse
You lose the way
Ghost of yesterday
And before you know
You’ll fade away
You and I were will live and die
We are not the only survivors
You and me we’re too blind to see
We are not the only survivors
Games that you people play
Here inside the lighthouse
You’ll have to stay
Time she ran away
Slipping through our fingers
Time running out

CORE

I, number you
Carving circles in your soul
I pull you through
As I do
Cut your family ties
Before your eyes
Too much, too soon
Early warning
Saved by the day
Carried away, you’re still falling
Take me over
Harder, colder
I want you to be…

THE CHOSEN FEW

Awake again and I’m alone
The thoughts I have are no my own
No one knows I’m here
The faces move around the room
Their voices cut into the gloom
But they’re not listening
What’s that shadow moving?
Is that a life in here?
Won’t someone please come and free me
Here, dead but still alive in here
Help me come alive
In here
There’s a lot I’ve got to do
It was not your place to choose
And now
I lose

TWO UNDERGROUND

My worm cathedral
Diseased by all the intervention
I watch them turning
Into things they might have been
These fatal days
Corrupted by our own perfection
You’re looking to me
But there’s nothing more to say