The Heart String & How To Pull It (Expanded)

by Sucioperro

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about

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Our third, self produced album, mixed by Chris Sheldon.
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credits

released November 16, 2012

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Made in Ayr & Glasgow, 2010-2011
Re-released 16/11/12.

Contributors:

Gordon Burniston
Stewart Chown
Chris Gordon
Lauren Hazlett
DP Johnson
Fergus Munro
Helen O' Connor
John Reid
David Rossi
Chris Sheldon
Xtra Mile Recordings

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license

all rights reserved
Track Name: Running From All That Doesn't Tempt You
So where can I start as I reach one more end?
Can I even begin to find the courage?
Is this all that I am, all I ever will be?
There would be no sense regretting

This dark moment will pass and love will return

You appear in my dreams
With your comforting hands
Your touch is like water
On my tired, sad eyes
You gently awake me
Before I fall too deep
You finish me softly
Then we drift back to sleep

This dark moment will pass and love will return

Don’t walk alone on a straight line
We’re all afraid of having no one
If you won’t advance why don’t you just surrender?
I know that they all try to push you
To running from all that doesn’t tempt you
But we both know no one can protect you from the world

This dark moment will pass and love will return
This dark moment will pass and love will return

I know that they all try to push you
To running from all that doesn’t tempt you
But we both know no one can protect you from the world
Track Name: Threads
Did I ever cast a critical eye over anything you did?
Did I ever once just tell you why
I love what you forbid?
Have you ever once just said ‘goodbye’
And known that you were wrong?
Have you ever told your baby lies
And thought you could belong?

Here in my heart there is a part
That can never get over you
And inside my head there is a thread
That ties my troubles to you

Did I ever show my indifferent face
Any time you looked at me?
Did I ever tell you my difficult phase
Made my baby leave?
Have you ever once just said ‘don’t cry’
And known you should have gone?
Have you ever played sweet lullabies
And thought she was the one?

Here in my heart there is a part
That can never get over you
And inside my head there is a thread
That ties my troubles to you

Inside my head I love her
Track Name: Reflexes Of The Dead
I sense you lost a little something along the way
Reaching for someone you could balance on
Scraping for excuses in order to sharpen up
Reaching for someone that you can count on

That wall you built was too weakened
That wall you built was too weakened to hold you in

I let go of your hand, I fell right to the bottom
You carried on as if nothing had changed

I didn’t mean to hold you back but I was under attack
You carried on as if nothing had changed

I see you gained a little treasure from losing me
You have the heart of someone without the ties
I watch you step so lightly in between the lines
You have the heart of someone who never tried

That river runs too shallow
That river runs too shallow to hold you in

Wake up, wake up my angel you are my oxygen
Wake up, wake up my angel

Let me know nothing, let me know nothing and be happy at that
Track Name: Out & Over
Come on now, how can you deny me to be safe for a second?
I'm not asking for a miracle but I don't need that reaction
You're so guarded, I am so open and I want to be your only one
But I don't feel the need to justify my condition

Yesterday I belonged to you
But your silence made me fall away
When I'm only up you yield to me
It's impossible to fix and it's too delicate to say

You come from places I can't imagine
Whispered in dreams and frozen in memories
You are the river that ends on my horizon
I know you don't feel the same
When you tell me out and over again

Move faster, we are so divided and it's too tender a subject
Don't you remember the times I said ‘I am here for you always'
Did you forget what's good for you?
Do you regret all I promised you?
Your little storm's now a hurricane
But we are here resisting and here we will remain

Yesterday I belonged to you
But your silence made me fall away
When I'm only up you yield to me
It's impossible to fix and it's too delicate to say

You come from places I can't imagine
Whispered in dreams and frozen in memories
You are the river that ends on my horizon
I know you don't feel the same
When you tell me out and over again
Track Name: I Jumped Into The Heart Of A Black Situation
So there we lay, my head in your hands
Two lost souls lost together
I tried to say it but I choked on my tears
I don't need the devil in me
I'm depending on you do not be afraid

It's taken so much for me to get here
They've taken so much from me
But they will not destroy our heaven
And they can't take you away from me

I knew I'd found perspective
From our tender and truthful connection
I jumped into the heart of a black situation with my eyes closed
It left my soul in fragments
Like the glass you shattered against the wall
We make up, we share the blow out
Then we drink until we fall to our knees

It's taken so much for me to get here
They've taken so much from me
But they will not destroy our heaven
And they can't take you away from me

You understand me, your gentle smile reassures me
I want to stay awake and let this conversation be infinite
I listened enraptured by the spaces in between the words you didn't say
Your eyes said everything to me
And in that moment I truly learned to live

It's taken so much for me to get here
They've taken so much from me
But they will not destroy our heaven
And they can't take you away from me
Track Name: Ideals Have Value
You give that look like everyone is on your side
But you're caught forever easy distracted
What about the indifference, what about this chemistry?
That makes my heart fall
You set your traps but you couldn't capture
You seem so certain how far you could go
Still you look for a sign of submission
But you can't seem to shake your history off

And you can't explain you don't know yourself
You talk a good game like you always do
The nights are longer without you but I am not afraid anymore

We talk for hours through sun set and rise
It turns me from control to fool before your eyes
I can never say what I need to say though I try so hard to explain
It makes my heart fall

And you can't explain you don't know yourself
You talk a good game like you always do
The nights are longer without you but I am not afraid anymore
And you can't explain you don't know yourself
You talk a good game like you always do
The nights are longer without you but I am not afraid anymore

It's hard to see where this push and pull leads
It's hard to know what I really need
Maybe it's better I'm far away from you, ideals have value
It kills just to be constantly denied, it kills me to never be satisfied
Maybe the distance equates a no vacancy sign
But I am not afraid anymore
Track Name: Invisible Monsters
You send me signals that say
I would like to borrow some desire and some respite
And I'm the mirror into which you often travel
When victory's in sight

Don't turn back, don't turn back it's not over
The world has so much to offer you
Just hold out and hold on it's not over

Darlin' I know you always tell me ‘one day we'll be happy'
‘One day we'll be older and look back with a smile'
But pressure takes away your pity
You can't see I want you with me
I want you all the time

You throw down all your love, surrender all your weapons
You tell me you have no more fight
But I assure you dear, as long as I am here
We will belong in the light

Don't turn back, don't turn back it's not over
The world has so much to offer you
Just hold out and hold on it's not over

Darlin' I know you always tell me ‘one day we'll be happy'
‘One day we'll be older and look back with a smile'
But pressure takes away your pity
You can't see I want you with me
I want you all the time

You throw down all your love, surrender all your weapons
Track Name: Is That Why You Pull Me In?
Est cela pour quoi vous m'apprehendez

There you are opposite me
I try to keep my mind off of it
I try to keep my eyes on your eyes
It only draws me closer in

I act cold and reticent
Remember that we're just good friends
That's why I feel this connection
Is that why you pull me in?

And just then I start to retreat
I can't make decisions
You know I don't want to repeat
You know I don't give in
It's over I'm out of this scene
Above and below my feelings

We edge towards the danger
I try to keep myself calm and together
But the more we talk, the more I want it
The more I realise I can't control it

It turns me out how you listen
You're not all about yourself
All of my bad you've forgiven
I want you like nothing else
Track Name: Delicious
This is you, it's me, me, me, me, me
Chase your little tail let me be, be, be
Where the angels bleed, let them light the way ahead
And there I'll line up all our enemies and blow off all their heads

Don't you dare say you're sorry
It's much too late for that

You hit the ground spinning then you run, run, run
A slow dance full of enmity, look what you have become
There are no angels left, there are no angels left
We sing to the river and the darkness

Once you were so delicious
Now it's an unfamiliar taste
You leave in my mouth
Track Name: Landslide
I can't help myself
I've never taken the easy way out
But I must confess I'm captivated by your landslide
And I'd bet on risking all for a moment of illumination
Will I follow you into the light?

A fraction of a smile puts my head in a spin
I know you'll lead me to ascension
It's just that I might not get in
Maybe only if I do come running back to you
With a tender conviction to not wish for glory

All that I want for you now is to be safe

I'm captivated by your landslide that you make sense
At times when logic favours self defense
But we are bound by nature and base instincts
A precautionary measure versus simple wish
Track Name: Hands
Take care of this boy
His bones are made of glass
His blood is full of pearl
His eyes they are the sea
Into which we are drowning

You belong to no one
But there are many who love you
Pushing you on
The rain follows you closely
And I'll be your shelter

This is your life
You're still waiting to begin
Whose hands will lead you to the surface

We're full of lead
The walking dead
Whose hands will lead us to the surface

My hands and my blood and my bones and
My heart on my sleeve
Waiting for someone to save me

I am drowning
It's not that I can't take care of myself
I'm just needing for someone to save me
Track Name: Chemicals
We hurt one another
It's like a reflex
Accused and controlling
Damage then shut down
When we feel disillusioned how can we realign?
Succumb to emotions
Give up more of ourselves
In the fatal pursuit of freedom with each other

How can we exist in silence?
We can't resist that chemical
Only expect to want to
But we're so dependent
The pull is timeless, wash all the blood away
Pretend we don't notice everything change

A warning of fate, a warning of hate
The fear in us is a signal
I still remember it all, I still remember it all

Can we exist in silence?
We can't resist that chemical
Only expect to want to
But we're so dependent
The pull is timeless, wash all the blood away

We can't resist that chemical
Track Name: Your Summer Is My Winter
You think it's deliberate I rip it up, I guess you got me straight figured
You stare suspiciously as I fill your cup while slowly you slip out of your mind
Am I foolish if I try to stay hopeful when you're quite content to let it all go?
I must confess that when I feel like a loser that I obsess over everything too much

I am so cold, you are so warm inside, why are we always so out of sync?
You show me light and I hide in the black
Your Saturday night is my Monday morning and your summer is my winter

Tonight was so important to me and you don't even bother to call
It's so one sided and uneven, sometimes I feel you don't care at all
You don't wanna collapse amongst the introverts but I embrace their humility
You'd rather sleep with all the idiots, I assume it shields you from fragility

And all the false alarms that you signalled were the simple end of me
And the fucking death of everything we could've been

You belong to someone else, I wish it was me

I am so cold, you are so warm inside, why are we always so out of sync?
You show me light and I hide in the black
Your Saturday night is my Monday morning and your summer is my winter

Your summer is my winter
Track Name: Removed
It's one of those nights
When you come so close to it
You close your eyes
Hold that tender moment
You feign surprise
When you hear those words said

I think I love you but I can't get used to it

You let the answer rest upon your lips
Afraid your desire overtakes your common sense
But that warm embrace chases the world away
And you can't find the courage or the right words to say

I think I love you

You wait for a sign to know you're on the right track
Aware that your choices may mean never turning back
But you blur the lines between need and escape

I think I love you

Wherever you are I am thinking of you
I miss you endlessly but I will be home soon
I'm simply a child with my dreams removed
And I will never love anyone, I will never love anyone
Track Name: Precious Divisions
I run home straight to you
You crush my good intentions
I'm so over looking backwards
That I can't see straight anymore

I missed my chance
I turn to run at the first sign of emotion

You'll be the first one to leave
I'll be the first to screw it up
Don't blame your bitterness on me
Or on all the… you've gone through
Please understand, I tried to shelter you
From words I couldn't say in the heat of the moment

You switch off and I am surrounded by precious divisions
It's where I am and where I want to be with you
My senseless delivery of a careless one-liner

To leave you worrying for days about where you are
with hopes and fears one and the same
And asking yourself over and over,
“Is it worth it? Do I need this?
Track Name: Fail/Succeed
I know you're soft in the middle
Always you're so jaded around me
That bright exterior hides dark and sad laments
Always you're so jaded around me

But she gave you up because you're never up
You focus on the books you never read
But I'll tell you straight I'm not in the mood for hate
My willingness to fail leaves me free to succeed

I've been hanging out with the pessimists
Long enough to be content caught in the storm
But I'm sick and tired of appeasing you
Somewhere later on you'll think she's missing you

But you never cared when you said you cared
You're nostalgic for the one you thought you loved
But I'll tell you now I will not let you break down
Blood, skin and bone are not all you're made of

But she gave you up because you're never up
You focus on the books you never read
But I'll tell you straight I'm not in the mood for hate
My willingness to fail

Yeah you never do what you say you'll do
Blood, skin and bone are not all you're made of
Track Name: The Lonesome Tree
Near the lonesome tree on the lonely hill
I held my baby against her will
I took her love until I had my fill
Near the lonesome tree on the lonely hill

Beneath the Christmas lights she caught my eye
Then I was hers and she was my mine
But before you know ten years go by
Why did I make my baby cry?

On dark empty roads I seek her now
I call her name, I hear no sound
I wait here for her tender touch
I miss my baby, I miss her so much

On dark empty roads I seek her now
I call her name, I hear no sound
I wait here for her tender touch
I miss my baby, I miss her so much

Near the lonesome tree on the lonely hill
I held my baby against her will
I took her love until I had my fill
Near the lonesome tree on the lonely hill

I miss her so much
Track Name: I'm Not In Charge
Am I the passenger on your speeding train?
An accident waiting to happen
The straps across your back
They leave you sore and sick
I thought it was a game
You and I we'll make history

Trading secrets with the snakes

And the end is now the beginning
We follow traffic to despair
But inside we are longing for a clearing to appear
Am I the one to tell you?
Everything we made is broken
And I don't want to weaken but I am not in charge
I am not in charge

So if I'm not me and you're never you
Then who is in control and who has got my back
So if I'm not me and you're never you
Then who is in control and who has got my back

Trading secrets with the snakes
You and I we'll make history
Track Name: Across The Party
Across the party my two best friends
Expose the righteous to let the games begin
They swing like vultures waiting on the kill
Sing, sing of treason and oh you probably will

Pay for it all in the next life
Just give me the gold in replace of a blinding light
Don’t hide the truth, zero zero is nothing

Across the party that never ends
We dance like stupid oh how it pays to pretend
Let’s avoid the issue, best keep your head held high
Oh no don’t argue, I don’t want to see you cry

You are the only one
Track Name: Heart For Diamonds
You never listen like you used to
Now you don't spare a thought
You turn your back on everyone that loves you
You'll fall down on your own terms
And that may be best
We can't cradle you forever it's not worth it
Good times and bad, it's always celebration
But it feels as though we never leave the station
It's a sick affair, we need your support
We just looking to the light cos it's dark in here
We just looking to the light
Don't need to hear your coded advice
Give up the dream keep working on your other vices
I'm seeking clarity everywhere that I turn
I don't feel safe but I don't want to run
I would bleed, but when have you bled enough
I'm tired of going over all the times that we hurt
Is it too much to ask for everything to be right
Take me out of this black and into the light
Look at them everything in it's place
God they seem so contented I assume it's a charade
Or is it me that's a clown with my tears run dry
Ask me how I feel and I'll tell you a lie
I can't sleep I don't wanna get up
I can't keep pouring blame onto bad luck
I wanna be awake it's as clear as that
And I would trade my heart for diamonds as a matter of fact
It's not envy it's the simple truth
Nothing ever turns out the way you want it to
Track Name: Puppets
Just suppose you want it like all the other million
Just suppose you taste it, it doesn't mean you're any closer
I don't even own it, it's just on temporary loan
I don't mind you asking, I don't like to see you on your own
You've waited half a lifetime for somewhere you can call your home
I'll put my arms around you, you hurt so bad when you're alone
But I don't even feel it, you get so used to your own face
I'll put my arms around you, you don't need me to take his place
I'll put my arms around you, I'm just a puppet pull my…
Just suppose the dagger that you left stuck into my chest
Was suddenly removed by a stronger hand than your's no less
The loser that you once raised much much much higher than the sun
Has fallen back to earth now, but look the cat has got his tongue
Strike back, strike back, give me all you've got
Oh I can almost taste it
Track Name: I Love It When Stevie Dances
Let me get straight to the point I wouldn't fuck you in a month of Sundays
It was one of those ‘better to say yes than to say no' like every weekend
I may be a sinner but I'm not a bad man
I want to escape like we all do sometimes
It's the weight, the wait that always does me in man
It's good to lose control

I wanna dance the way Stevie dances
I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it

You get your kicks from a medium tempo
We get high on the 2 + 4, we on the 1 though
Was I tricked by a drug inducement or was it just a decent song
They don't come very often

I want to escape like we all do sometimes
Track Name: I'm The New King Kong
At the foot of the mountain they left me for dead
But I just played dead
I got the girl, I got the girl
And that's good enough for me

It's friday night and you're waiting on that call
Even though you fell from a great height a long long time ago
Although I know you're not even real to begin with
But you're so very real to me, I wanna crush all you fakers

It's that great classic fable of boy loves girl
Boy loves girl, girl takes a lot of persuading
She's wilder than a hot dream

Check this out I got lost in fiction
Well it was better than the real thing
Tougher than real emotions
Wilder than a hot dream
Track Name: The Frontline
You force the separation when we are in remission
Run from a situation that leaves a bitter taste
But I just force it d-down, I hold your wish in my hand
You push until it's broken, you like it sweet and tender

It's desire in you, I haven't heard any sense
But it's all you know, you haven't heard the other options
It's so sad, they're all sad
I haven't witnessed eyes so empty forever
I can't complain, it's never over
I don't move towards destruction

You force the separation when we are in remission
Run from a situation that leaves a bitter taste
But I just force it d-down, I hold your wish in my hand
You push until it's broken, you like it sweet and tender

Your touch is contradiction
I wonder can I help you?
Remove the hurt from your life
Explain the doubt you're feeling
Can we edge back to normal?
I really miss the closeness
Without those stupid hang-ups
And no more barriers
Your touch is contradiction
I wonder can I help you?

You cry like all the good times are gone
You worry you'll end up on your own
While time it slowly filters away all the joy you once found
I don't need all your ghosts in my head
I don't want to be your descent
I am trying to survive the fallout
Exist on the frontline
Exist on the frontline
I wonder can I help you?

You force the separation when we are in remission
Run from a situation that leaves a bitter taste
But I just force it d-down, I hold your wish in my hand
You push until it's broken, you like it sweet and tender
I wonder can I help you?
Track Name: My Ammunition
Slowly you slipped out of vision
As quiet and quickly as you came, you came
Your words became my ammunition until they swallowed me
And I stared down the blame
Looks like you're stuck, stuck on full speed
With only making sense, making sense of no return, no return
You watch the traffic rush approaching
Blindly hesitating every turn

Permission to be chasing freedom all the long way home
Hide behind your line of defences
You're tired of being alone
But you're alright, everything's fine
Everything you ever wished for you have in your life

Designed to gloss over your heartbreaks
You reflect all of your minor defeats
You stop yourself from falling completely
Never slowing to think what you need, what you need

Permission to be chasing freedom all the long way home
Hide behind your line of defences
You're tired of being alone
But you're alright, everything's fine
Everything you ever wished for you have in your life
Track Name: Liver Routine
It's Friday, it's my liver routine
Fill me to the top with poisons
Let me carousel with the vampires
They can have their fill with me

My blood gets thicker
I get those funny heartbeats
My skin neglects the warmth of the sun
I'll stay inside, I like her stories

But I can't shut down, I don't like the ending
It's the beginning of everything that feels the best

Hell yeah it makes me stronger
But I know it's temporary
We take a little something just to keep it going
Take a little something

But then it's Sunday before you know it
And you're so tired
But you know you'll never get to sleep

But I can't shut down, I don't like the ending
It's the beginning of everything that feels the best
I can't shut down, I don't like the ending
It's the beginning of everything that feels the best

I'll call you when I work this out
I'll call you when I get better
Track Name: A-n-y-thing
She loves a-NY-thing but she needs the silence
And they say move the pressure, make your own space
We only kiss with the lights on, we make no excuses
For all our missing virtues, a million victories

The breaks in the skyline where the sun shines through
Remind me of the moment I fell into you

You still make me breathless every time
You still make me breathless every time

She was never unsure, everything in black and white
Now she adores the dark skies, we come alive at night
She can't trust her instincts, I won't let her stop believing
We're getting even with the fire and we keep on dreaming

The breaks in the skyline where the sun shines through
Remind me of the moment I fell into you

You still make me breathless every time
You still make me breathless every time
You still make me breathless every time
You still make me breathless every time

We only kiss with the lights on, we make no excuses
For all our missing virtues, a million victories

She loves a-NY-thing but she needs the silence
And they say move the pressure, make your own space
Track Name: Raised By Wolves
We were so happy then before the overdose began
The wounds long since turned to dust and I can't stop this
All the rain it burns with the flames unfiltered
Still when no one is pure and we're all disfigured
In the turning of tides far from your loving arms
Into the black, black sea this ship is sinking

I was born into love and I turned it to hate
I am just an animal who worked it out when it was too late
Track Name: Send Away The Wolves
Cast the anchor far from me
To the ghosts who wait so patiently, hold me still
Only then can I run, only then can I run, hold me still
It's all covert and secretive
You won't survive with what you give
Get on the right side, get off this page
It's subterfuge and counteract
With all these monkeys on my back
Maybe I'm better in my cage
Then I run in the wrong direction
And blame all of my wrong turns on you
With all my dreams between the old and the new
All the summers I've spent singing sad laments
Are coming back to haunt me now
I misunderstood but maybe you could send away the wolves and send in the clowns
Cast the anchor far from me
Track Name: Finally Found It
Ya-hoo

I heard you laughing, it's been years since I saw that smile
It's not what's on the surface, I can't see what's on your mind
I try not think about it, I try forget about it
I try to mean what I say
But you won't let me run, you want me come undone
You want me to play it safe

Let's take midnight, let's take the sun
Maybe I'm crazy, straight constant tripping
But I wanna be the one
I think I finally found it, I think I finally found
I think I finally found it

You can't call me, I can't speak
There's no quarter, we don't sleep
You're surfing emotions you don't even understand
It's not what's on the surface, it's not in your demands
Track Name: We Take Shelter From The Trouble We're In
"It makes no sense" we sighed
"It's not like them to hesitate"
We helped them to decide
Before it became too late
They knew we couldn't swim
But they just couldn't wait to push us in

We don't fit in, we are apart from the scene
We are not afraid
We place our love in the shadows between
We are not ashamed
They knew we couldn't hide
But they just couldn't wait to leave us outside
They just couldn't wait

What makes us burn makes us return

In a world of our own precious time
With all that we won't leave behind
With trials to lead us off track
We run in circles and they never come back
They said we couldn't win
But we take shelter from the trouble we're in

We know there's no escape but we promise to stay
Track Name: Land / Slide [Remix]
I can't help myself
I've never taken the easy way out
But I must confess I'm captivated by your landslide
And I'd bet on risking all for a moment of illumination
Will I follow you into the light?

A fraction of a smile puts my head in a spin
I know you'll lead me to ascension
It's just that I might not get in
Maybe only if I do come running back to you
With a tender conviction to not wish for glory

All that I want for you now is to be safe

I'm captivated by your landslide that you make sense
At times when logic favours self defense
But we are bound by nature and base instincts
A precautionary measure versus simple wish
Track Name: Freds
Did I ever cast a critical eye over anything you did?
Did I ever once just tell you why
I love what you forbid?
Have you ever once just said ‘goodbye'
And known that you were wrong?
Have you ever told your baby lies
And thought you could belong?

Here in my heart there is a part
That can never get over you
And inside my head there is a thread
That ties my troubles to you

Did I ever show my indifferent face
Any time you looked at me?
Did I ever tell you my difficult phase
Made my baby leave?
Have you ever once just said ‘don't cry'
And known you should have gone?
Have you ever played sweet lullabies
And thought she was the one?

Here in my heart there is a part
That can never get over you
And inside my head there is a thread
That ties my troubles to you

Inside my head I love her
Track Name: Est Ce La Pour Quoi [Remix]
Est cela pour quoi vous m'apprehendez

There you are opposite me
I try to keep my mind off of it
I try to keep my eyes on your eyes
It only draws me closer in

I act cold and reticent
Remember that we're just good friends
That's why I feel this connection
Is that why you pull me in?

And just then I start to retreat
I can't make decisions
You know I don't want to repeat
You know I don't give in
It's over I'm out of this scene
Above and below my feelings

We edge towards the danger
I try to keep myself calm and together
But the more we talk, the more I want it
The more I realise I can't control it

It turns me out how you listen
You're not all about yourself
All of my bad you've forgiven
I want you like nothing else