A Second To The Left

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This is a record about time and space.

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released March 16, 2014

Anton Bastianelli - Vocals
John James - Bass / Vocals
Liam James - Guitars / Vocals
Josh Shrouder - Guitars / Piano
Paul Warnock - Drums / Vocals

Arrangements by Liam James and Josh Shrouder
Mixed by Paul Warnock and Liam James
Mastered by Kris Crummett (Interlace Audio)

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Track Name: Present Tension
Let's not bother looking back at summer nights in shining armour
This is me still wishing hard for your departure
This restless mind struggles to find thoughts I meant
So stay with me

I never thought you'd stay
I hope he breaks your heart someday
I'm sick of everything that's changed
A waste of time - you wasted mine
I'm wasted now for the millionth time
Don't you start like "we've grown apart"
That's not something that I can control

Why do you look so scared?
Your skin is electric
And what did you have to say?
I'm trying to forget this

You can't live up to this image that's in my head
Stop looking back - looking back to the past
If you met your former self would it all be clear?
You can't live up to this image that's in my head
What can I feel? Can I feel you again?
Just one last time before my mind let's go...

(Looking back) (Who's that?)
(Are you lost in your head or are you lost in the past?)

Why do you look so scared?
Your skin is electric
And what did you have to say?
I'm trying to forget this

Drop the beat! Do your knees feel weak?!
Listen as my tongue just speaks and speaks
These words of passion like waves are crashing
Underneath these bitter, broken teeth
So yeah, your skin is made of porcelain?
And my veins are made of clockwork parts
Everything I've seen was altered
By the influx of my heart

Why do you look so scared?
Your skin is electric
And what did you have to say?
I'm trying to forget this
Track Name: Futures
If I gave all that I am and all that I should be
(All that you could be)
We would be infinite within machines built from sin
(Stay calm and-)
Don't interrupt me mid-train of thought
Self-deprecation is all that I've got
It takes integrity to change

Left to my own devices again, my mind starts to wander
These noises sound like thunder and who is that I hear?

- I am your conscience and I'm alive...
- Don't listen to him, he'll only tell you lies!
- Will someone please just help me out?
- I won't trick you-
- But I feel sick too!
- Don't argue! Help me make up my mind!
- Alright fine, but I need time!
- No, wait, 'cause that's a lie..
- No! Fuck you both! What's mine is mine!
- (And no one even asked us)

You're a mess, don't stress, it's for the best
Do less, don't worry this is not a test
Stay on top of misguided thoughts
Which thoughts you ask? The ones you forgot
You're asking me like what's my opinion?
Well let me take control of all of your decisions

WE COULD BE INFINITE

Pity the man who let's numbers decide
Important decisions and his path in life
We will advance and develop as one
If I move past the present what will we become?

Be as you wish to seem
An illusion of nature - not real, a dream
I think therefore I am
Mean what you say at least
Delusions of grandeur? Give me a moment's peace
And what was that about staying calm?!

(You're missing the point...)

I don't think I am
Call it luck or call it chance
This world is full of sycophants
Suspicion always haunts the guiltiest of minds
(Calm your anguish in the solace you will find)

And what did I say? (What did you say?)
About my train of thought? (Train of what? Have you forgot?)
I'm running on empty (No, you're not...)

Be as you wish to seem
An illusion of nature - not real, a dream
I think therefore I am
Mean what you say at least
Delusions of grandeur? Give me a moment's peace
And what was that about staying calm?!

If I gave all that I am and all that I should be
(ALL THAT YOU COULD BE!)
We would be infinite within machines built from sin
(STAY CALM AND-)
Don't interrupt me mid-train of thought
Self-deprecation is all that I've got
(HAVE YOU FORGOT?!)
It takes integrity to change...
Track Name: The Past Is Alive
Looking back all the time
Line after line and I don't mean the kind that you think
Living your life in excess is the best - and I'm impressed
I've been high since June apart from one week
We did shots of tequila on the beach
Swallow your pride, I died when I dived
Line after line it's alright and I feel alive

They say that Rome wasn't built in a day
Don't believe a word that they say
('Cause they've never been to Rome in the first place...)

You said this would be easy - it's never been that way
And I can't be the only one who needs this escape
I thought this would be easy - I've never been so wrong
I'm struggling to find a reason why I don't belong

(I decide what's right for me and my eternal state of mind)
(I'll decide in time - I'll be the only one to get this right)

Wake and bake with the brainwaves shaking
All the shit I've taken - take me home!
But I don't really wanna go
Pack up one more bowl and let me chill with my bros
Although, what happened to your clothes?
I was looking for some blow but I didn't mean that though
But don't move don't go, I always want more
Join me on the floor if you can handle four
Where's my conscience and where's my soul?
(Fucked if I know! Just let the drink flow!)
My only goal is to lose control
As I'm looking back at all the time you stole
These aching lungs are just made of coal
I like fucking when I'm stoned
There is nothing that can fill this hole
No sex, no drugs, no rock and no roll

They say that Rome wasn't built in a day
Don't believe

You said this would be easy - it's never been that way
And I can't be the only one who needs this escape
I thought this would be easy - I've never been so wrong
I'm struggling to find a reason why I don't belong

(I decide what's right for me and my eternal state of mind)
(I'll decide in time - I'll be the only one to get this right)


I once knew a girl with hair of gold who promised me that we'd grow old together but we never and I once had a friend who was clever but he went blind. I knew another girl who sold her soul and such selfish acts will just make you cold. I had another friends who betrayed us all and I don't know if I still care. I once knew a guy who was always there and now he's not but fair is fair and I knew another girl who was insecure but I can't be sure if she found a cure. I've got an ex best friend who'll drink himself to death and it's for best right? Because looking back to five years ago won't help you live your life.

I control my fate and I know where it is
(You can't save me, let's be honest)
(We both know I don't want this)

Together as one it didn't seem so bleak
There was noise in my house and a party each week
Ending up crashing out with nobody asleep
There was reason to write and speak
There was a park by the sea, there were rocks on the beach
There was smoke in our lungs and the world at our feet
And we drank and we fucked 'till we ran out of luck
And now nothing I can do will ever let me travel back in time

I CONTROL MY FATE AND I KNOW WHERE IT IS