Noises That​.​.​.

by Single White Infidel

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released March 27, 2014

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Track Name: Noises That
Noises that
Startle or distract a loud bang
and the subsequent chimes right after making impact
The drunk buzz and electric hum
when your spirit and your brain are making contact
(Noises that)
Make you think of skittering rats in a hole in the ground
Fighting over your headspace
You spin around and you scan the crowd
But it was you all along who was calling your own name

And like a god-born human
You feel powerful enough to fight
Every truth that hounds you
Every last convenient lie
And in that moment you'll be on your own

Noises that
Shock you out of a terrible dream
Like a drill putting holes through the lock on your front door
The footsteps of an invisible man
and they're coming right at you and squeaking the floorboards
(Noises that)
Rattle the bolts that are holding the scaffolding up that supports
The lights at the rock show
Then it falls and it wrecks the guitars
And it deafens the ears of the kids in the front row

And like a god-born human
You feel powerful enough to charge
Into a realm uncharted
Into the unforgiving dark
And in that place you'll find you're all alone

This's a note
Noises that
Hint to seas
Set into ash
Track Name: Only Nineties Kids Will Understand
We're takin' over
We're takin' over
We're takin' over
We're takin' over

Sharing in the thing we lost
It's been shattered like our fists as they punch through walls
Teenage angst has paid off well
For the bored and old and to their kids fuck you oh well

We never guessed that how we ended up would be the norm
Who would've guessed that everyone had this problem
If I'd've thought that we could fix this together
I'd've screamed so much louder so much louder so much louder

This is not what I had planned
This is sacrifice at our parents' hands
This is the end of an era
Would anyone really care if it was the last?

We're takin' over
We're takin' over
We're takin' over
We're takin' over

Sharing in the loss of hope
Shared envy of the ones who never cared to know
Products of the way we're raised
Stuck with the consequences of turning out okay

Rule of twenty-seven divides by the rule of three
Nine times in eleven we're so shocked by the outcome
If I'd've thought that the world would ever change
I'd've screamed so much louder so much louder so much louder

This is not what I had planned
This is sacrifice at our parents' hands
This is the end of an era
Would anyone really care if it was the last?
We trade frayed ends on scabbed over knees
For one last chance at last year's dream
We're already dead and this is our afterlife

We're takin' over
We're takin' over
We're takin' over
Oh god help us we're takin' over
Track Name: J.C. Was a Riot Grrrl
Fables like tear gas a reading of lead
I brought back the medic but they were already dead
She said to me it's better this way
I knew she was right so we split up the morphine

The numbers were growing before I signed on
I dream of a day that there's no one left to prove wrong
I'd like to think he'd be on our side
A tragic leader who lost track of the message

His eyes scanned the room
Falling across all the
holes in the backs of the heads
He felt responsible
But knew he could do nothing
I grabbed his shoulder and I said we were leaving
He said he was staying

He turned and we locked eyes
And though I knew I hadn't known him before
It still shook me when I
Saw his face and didn't recognize a thing

As I said my goodbyes
He crumpled to the ground screaming 'No more!'
I couldn't blame him if I tried
Because he never existed

I picked up the spraypaint and covered my face
A mass grave marked by a well-deserved pithy phrase
I dropped the can and left my eulogy behind:
"LAST ONE OUT TURN OUT THE LIGHT"

J.C. could have been a friend of mine
Track Name: Revelry on the Rooftops (Followed By a Crash, Then Nothing)
And I don't want any part of this
and I said I don't want any part of this
and I said I don't want any part of this
and I said I don't want any
I don't want any

I don't wanna be I don't wanna be
fake fake fake fake
I don't wanna be I don't wanna be
fake fake fake fake
I don't wanna be I don't wanna be
fake fake fake fake
I don't wanna be I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be fake

And I never signed up for this
And I said I never signed up for this
And I said I never signed up for this
And I said I never signed nothin'

But the men with the money said I gotta be
fake fake fake fake
But the men with the money said I gotta be
fake fake fake fake
But the men with the money said I gotta be
fake fake fake fake
But the men with the money said I gotta be
I don't wanna be I don't wanna be
and if I have to be then I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be
Track Name: Great Expectations
Oh, be still my beating heart
You forgot who's in control
I traded in the holy ghost
To be a prophet of rock and roll
I'm a zealot for lesser gods
The kind you don't want in your home

Brought up to be my own man
But now I'm finding out the truth
Always telling me above all else
To thine own self be true
But where is all that now
Now that I didn't end up like you

So please alienate, and ostracize
And forget the ways I've compromised
I've tried to make you understand
This isn't selfishness, it's taking a stand
Against the sleepless nights
The fears of living a wasted life
And who knows how long this lasts
Who knows how long this lasts

This sentiment is overdue
Not one more single day afraid of you
I have more than you'd ever know to lose

So I refuse to apologize
Because I just can't afford to close my eyes
Or live a sad and broken life
One more second and I'll die

I swore to myself that day
I'd never let the blackness overtake
My fragile thoughts again
But every time I think of what's ahead
It creeps back in and clouds my mind
What is there left but empty time
And waiting around to die

I said I was fine
I lied, I'm sorry
But for now I'll be fine
For a while
I'm sorry