Midnight in The Drawn City

by SUZERAIN

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released September 11, 2012

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Claustrophobic alternative rock band with a punk edge that’s not afraid to look a synthesiser in the eye.

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Track Name: Leave it There
My God My Love
My Bed My Drugs
My Friends
I think I’ve had
Enough
To Last My Life
My Death My Heart
My Friends
I think
I'll leave it there
She said...

Something else
I forgot to mention
Across the stars
Signed for your attention:

“This way to the doors of lunacy”
Goddess of the moon
Return to me...

My God My Love
My Bed My Drugs
My Friends
I think I’ve had
Enough
To Last My Life
My Death My Heart
My Friends
I think
I’ll leave it there
She said...

One last thing
I should tell you
Across the moon
Written in electric blue

Spelling out
Love letters in the night
Crying out
"What happened to my life?"
Track Name: What Happened
So is this how you thought that this was really gonna go
A time bomb in your pocket and a tenner up your nose
You’re saying: “Oh my god, what happened?”

A precious moment too soon over sudden clarity
Gone but for a second really thought that you could see
You’re saying “Oh my god, what happened?”

A nasty little story of a rape in a hotel
Some football players were present but they swear they’re not involved
They’re saying “what the f*!k, just happened?”

Saying “Oh my god...”

Whichever way you decide to choose
You know it’s gonna be the right one
Whatever you think you’ve got to lose
You know it’s gonna be the best one

So is this how you saw yourself all grown up and content
Just a little left of you the rest of you is dead or dying
Jesus Christ? I doubt it.

Another little point to make but nothing left to prove
You beat your head against the wall it’s never gonna move
Saying: “Bloody Hell! What happened?”

Saying “Oh my god...”

Whichever way you decide to choose
You know it’s gonna be the right one
Whatever you think you’ve got to lose
You know it’s gonna be the best one
Whatever you think you’ve got to do
You know it’s all been done
A long long time ago...

So take me in your arms again say everything’s alright
We haven’t got a lot of time but baby we have got all night
And oh my god – it happened…
Track Name: Keeping Tabs
I like to keep an eye on what is happening
Sometimes I sit and watch the news for hours
I like to keep tabs on what is going on
Sometimes I like to check up on my friends

Happens nearly every day you’ve been left out
Forgotten all about (like clothing I the rain)
I can’t get the thought out my head I see it fall
I see the world around me crack and start to crawl

I survive on coffee booze and nicotine
I stay awake all night in case it comes
I’m wired awake and logged on to the system
I gather information all the time…

Happens nearly every day you’ve been left out
Forgotten all about (like clothing I the rain)
I can’t get the thought out my head I see it fall
I see the world around me crack and start to crawl
On hands and knees
On hands and knees...

I like to keep tabs on what is going on
Sometimes I like to check up on my friends.
Track Name: Hell of a Way to Go
Golden-girl and Silver-Boy dropped into the party
They were sat around for hours drawing patterns on the carpet
High on speed and Vodka that they purchased on the Friday
Thought they’d be around forever but they left too early

Silver boy hangs his head and says in to the night
I can do it I can do it just give me a little time
I have seen the alleyways and doors before the flash of light
Just put your hand in mine my love and we can get it right

A hell of a way to go
A hell of a way to go
Taking my time while they stand you in line
Put the bag over my head so I can never cry a...

A hell of a way to go
A hell of a way to go
Breaking me down by degrees I drown
In the hope the sorrow the nightmare that tomorrow brings

Golden-Girl and Silver-Boy upon a desert island
In the middle of the road again with traffic all around them
She says you try walking head up high while knee deep this vermin
I’ve seen the alleyways and doors and is it really worth it?

She says “never never never again
I will never never let them again-
We walk along this broken glass I’ve seen it all before
Just put your hand in mine my love
Because baby this is war...”
Track Name: Certain Speeds
At certain speeds
Your eyes will open

In the right light
You look like gold...

Monster fingers
Fail to find
A purchase on me
As I slip away...

Down the hole.

Losing all your patience
Feed up and unwell
Dying in a cloud of blue
Start saying to yourself

This is what I am now
This is how I’ll be
This is all I’ve ever known
But is this really me..?

A single day
Of endless summer

The hours pass
Like seconds of decay

All the time
You spend
In contemplation
Of the void
Has left you dull...

And grey.
Track Name: Hostage
A terrible storm is coming this way
The sacking of Rome
Always begins afresh
On a Monday

Beautiful eyes
Will not save you now
Lie back and relax
While the go round up everyone in town

This is why we came here
And this is where we’ll stay
Darling you belong here
A million miles away

From everything they told us
The lies they tried to sell

A wolf at my door a gun to my head
A thorn in my side
And I leave a lover
Lying desperate in bed

Blood on my mouth
Sweat on my brow
We ended up here but for the life of me
I couldn’t tell you how.

This is why we came here
And this is where we’ll stay
Darling you belong here
A million miles away

From everything they told us
The lies they tried to sell
Baby we are hostage
Only to ourselves

Is there nothing you can think to say?
Is there nothing that you want to do?
Are there no mistakes you think we made
We cannot muddle through...?
Track Name: New Car
Think I smell burning as I’m turning and I’m walking away
It’s only gasoline it’s only gasoline

They kept on pushing kept on pulling so we finally break
So much for sympathy so much for sympathy

I keep an Uzi in my locker just for times like these,
I cut out pictures from the papers that I like to keep
I still cry out at what happened to my life
But baby I feel so much better so much better...


So we drive
A brand new car-
Everyday
So we drive
A brand new car-
Everyday


Think I hear screaming am I dreaming am I losing my mind
I don’t know anything I don’t know anything

I watch the TV just believe me when I say it is right
TV knows everything TV knows everything

I keep an undiluted vial of the blood of Christ
I have a painting done by Hitler of the summertime
I don’t keep pets but I still miss the love of dogs
It’s so much better so much better...

So much better so much better...!
Track Name: Life on Film
If my life were a film
It would be made by Myazaki
I’d be following a phantom
‘Round the hills of Nagasaki

I’d be painting on the sky
Riding in a Taxi
I’d be flying through the air
So the Ohmu couldn’t catch me

If my life were a film
I would be talking to Scorcese
About who would be the leading man
And who is going to play me

I want someone pretty cool
Someone a bit sexy
I can kiss like Valentino
I’ll be dancing like Gene Kelly

Because I...

I get up
I look good
I can smile
When all I see is
My life on Film
This is my life on film

If my life was a film
It would be made in black and white
And we’d be walking down the red carpet
Amid the flashing lights

We’d be standing in the foyer
And there’s bound to be a fight
If my life were a film then this is
The premiere night

If my life were a film
Then I wouldn’t have to live it
I could watch it with the rest of you
And be a better critic

Tell you how the story goes
And why the butler did it
If my life is a film then this
Must be the final edit
Track Name: Shark Bait
I feel like
My body’s aching
Roll over
And count the seconds until the dawn

Way too much
Is made of living
Life before you’ve had a chance
To know what it is you are living for...

A tea break
A open prison
A car crash
Upon the bedroom floor

I feel you
Shake beside me
Darling won’t you tell me why
You shake and what you’re really shaking for…

It always comes too soon
Gets bigger every day
Coming here for you
You’re standing in the way

It’s clear now
We cannot fight it
Approaches like a killer
In the dark

A time warp
Has opened here
I see our lives repeated lost defeated
And then eaten up by sharks

(Chorus)

See it as it is happy as a babe in arms
No malice no compassion no regret
A life of sorts within
Confused and out of touch it is
Compelled to try to act by sheer will
It’s cold against my skin
Repeating in my eyes and ears
I hear a voice from within the deep say
Track Name: Crying Now
Believe me when I said
I could’ve died
From looking at you
And drowning in your eyes

I’m hanging on your words
Your every whisper
A little suicide...

Can we forget about today?
Can a kiss make it okay?
I agree it’s my mistake
Didn’t know what else to say

To make everything alright
Please just let me stay the night
Cos I know you can’t abide
To see me crying now...

I told you that you
Take my breath away
With every kiss I
I start to suffocate

Slowly
I am broken by your love
I fall upon you
You cannot get me off...
Track Name: New Solution
I think I’m coming over
Against all good advice
I’ve got a new solution
One that I think you’ll like

I keep it with me always
Take it to bed at night
I’ve got a new solution
This time I think I’m right

You will
You won’t
You do and
You don’t
You say you’ll wait too late to tell her

Too much
Too young
Too cool and
Too dumb
To say with grace “Whatever”...

I think I’m getting older
Right before your eyes
I’ve got a new religion
Haven’t you seen the signs?

It’s you and me together
Until the end of time
I’ve got a new religion
Let’s hope it saves my life...
Track Name: Get By
What do you do?
When all around
The walls keep closing in on you?
Like hands around your throat...

A little luck
Impoverished of thought
And aching to be touched

So get it right
Why do we reduce ourselves to meat?

It passes by
Like rubbish you have fallen at my feet…

If all you want to do is get by
Don’t think about the world
There is no easy revolution

If Heaven in your arms is a lie
Then leave me to my dreams
Please don’t damage the illusion

If all you want to do is get by...


Why leave me here
Shouting at the shadows in the night

Be afraid
Always be afraid of what you are...