Introduction To A Riot

by Interplanetary Trash Talk

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released March 30, 2017

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Interplanetary Trash Talk is a five-piece punk band from Nottingham, UK (on average) who play songs with silly titles about serious subjects.

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Track Name: Set Your Compass To 'Bear'
They say that time can heal, but my sleep's been rough for weeks
I've got too many hours to steal, I've got too many promises to keep
And everything I thought I knew turned out to have a cost that cuts too deep

They say we're only going forward, we'll step into a brand new day
But the purpose of this path is the obstacles along the way
So if you can only see the past, you must be facing the wrong way

CHORUS
(I don't know / where to go / please help me / to find my feet)
I'll set my compass to 'bear', I don't need your guidance anymore
I've got new directions, declaring my intentions
With every step I take I get further from your shadow
No need to look so surprised when I say I'll see you on the other side

I think I've been awake for days, walking down streets that never end
Have I thrown my chance away? Well I guess that just depends
They still say that time can heal, try telling that to all my friends

CHORUS

(I don't know / where to go / please help me / to find my feet)

CHORUS

I'll see you on the other side
We'll see you on the other side
Track Name: Tragic Roundabout
Another colour scheme, a brand new coat of paint
Applied to crumbling walls, we've papered over cracks
This flavour of the month has soured on my tongue
But we've got years to go, it's only just begun
An unfamiliar face, an unfamiliar name
This cycle's on repeat and starting up again
It always comes and goes, one big revolving door
We may seem cynical: we've heard it all before

And we get told that this time it'll make a difference
I can't help thinking, I can't help thinking
We get told it's because of our indifference
I can't help thinking, I can't help thinking

We all go round and round
(we're going the same way)
And no-one's getting out
(the doors are shut: can you see what's wrong with this?)
But we keep trying to reinvent the wheel
On this tragic roundabout

Another action plan, a brand new policy
Is nothing more or less than populist deceit
Intentions might be good but it's always the same
We can't make progress when your ego's in the way
The issues that we face, the problems that we see
Are superseded by your personality
You need to understand, when it goes wrong again
This time we're not going to take the blame

And we get told that this time it'll make a difference
I can't help thinking, I can't help thinking
We get told it's because of our indifference
I can't help thinking, I can't help thinking

We all go round and round
(we're going the same way)
And no-one's getting out
(the doors are shut: can you see what's wrong with this?)
But we keep trying to reinvent the wheel
On this tragic roundabout

So paint your face in primary colours
Let the world see what you stand for
And we'll tear down all these primary colours
'Cos this is nothing that we can stand for

We all go round and round
(we're going the same way)
And no-one's getting out
(the doors are shut: can you see what's wrong with this?)
But we keep trying to reinvent the wheel
On this tragic roundabout
Track Name: Can't Stop The Signal
Your siren song never meant that much to me
But now I'm straying far from home
Nothing could ever damage my serenity
But now I'm tired and alone

I'm falling down from where I've been
Now I can't crawl back up again

Well the world keeps turning, full speed ahead
I've got a fire in my belly and a tempest in my head
Everything I thought I knew has been assassinated
I escaped my comfort zone before it got annihilated
Well the world keeps turning, nowhere to hide
You can try to see the truth or you can swallow up the lies
You can perish asking questions or just hide behind the symbol
You can try to block it out but you can't stop the signal

The world looks strange with these blinkers off my eyes
I see it in a whole new way
The sky is tall and the horizon's wide
But I don't feel so threatened here today, no not today

I'm falling down from where I've been
But should I crawl back up again?

Well the world keeps turning, full speed ahead
I've got a fire in my belly and a tempest in my head
Everything I thought I knew has been assassinated
I escaped my comfort zone before it got annihilated
Well the world keeps turning, nowhere to hide
You can try to see the truth or you can swallow up the lies
You can perish asking questions or just hide behind the symbol
You can try to block it out but you can't stop the signal

Too hard, too fast, I'm burning out
(can't stop, can't stop this)
Too many things for me to doubt
(can't stop, can't stop this)
Too hard, too fast, I'm burning out
(can't stop, can't stop this)
But I still fill my lungs and shout
(can't stop...)

Well the world keeps turning, full speed ahead
I've got a fire in my belly and a tempest in my head
Everything I thought I knew has been assassinated
I escaped my comfort zone before it got annihilated
Well the world keeps turning, nowhere to hide
You can try to see the truth or you can swallow up the lies
You can perish asking questions or just hide behind the symbol
You can try to block it out but you can't stop the signal

World keeps turning
World keeps turning
World keeps turning
World keeps turning
World keeps turning (can't stop the signal)
World keeps turning (can't stop the signal)
World keeps turning (can't stop the signal)
You can try to block it out, but you can't stop the signal
Track Name: Thunder From A Clear Sky
A monolith is fractured, its message refracted
Distorted when peace and love gives way to torture
And half the things for which you stood tall
Have now crumbled and tumbled down like the Jericho walls
Omnipotence does not give licence for decadence
With loaves and fishes piled high on silver dishes
They made profits from prophets and sold the words that they said
Now the lamb's become a hydra and they've lost control of where it's headed

It's like thunder from a clear sky, it's the darkness falling from the sun
If God is love then God must be blind, and cannot see anyone

The heads are castrated and growing agitated
Control is slipping from old fingers that are tired of gripping
The choirs are out in force denying evidence that would
Show their immaculate concept is growing tired and tattered
This institution's causing global pollution
A thought disease intent on bringing us to our knees
Now the tides of time are going to wash it away
Cos a thousand different voices leave you crippled today

It's like thunder from a clear sky, it's the darkness falling from the sun
If God is love then God must be blind, and cannot see anyone
It's like thunder from a clear sky, it's the lies they tell when they say His will is done
They love their faith but their faith is blind, and never loves anyone

So please accept my apologies
But I reject a divinity
That claims to protect but ultimately
Comes to nothing if you don't concede authority
So please accept my condolences
Cos your faith is ruled by appearances
And the word of God has come to mean much less
Than keeping power with the pontiffs in their palaces

It's like thunder from a clear sky, it's the darkness falling from the sun
If God is love then God must be blind, and cannot see anyone
It's like thunder from a clear sky, it's the lies they tell when they say His will is done
They love their faith but their faith is blind, and never loves anyone
Track Name: Slow Gravity
This 9-to-5 existence slowly helps you stay alive
But I can see that buried deep beneath are words laid down by a
Survival instinct too abstract to ever scratch the surface
Or make you act in contradiction, but I still feel a connection
And I know

There's no easy way out
We're going to stumble and fall
Through panes of glass laid in these walls

Away behind these barriers built up by modern living
I can see through smoke and music to the heart of your existence
Every call is blocked for fear of consequences too severe to take
If I could firewall you out I would, but you're not gonna go away

There's no easy way out
We're going to stumble and fall
Through panes of glass laid in these walls

I'm not going anywhere so please don't make this any harder
Than it has to be for you and me
Every draining second gains a burden of irrelevance
A futile perseverance
Our excuses have stopped making sense

There's no easy way out
There's no easy way out
There's no easy way out
We're going to stumble and fall
Through panes of glass laid in these walls
There's no easy way out
We're going to stumble and fall
And this slow gravity will take its toll
There's no easy way out
There's no easy way out
Track Name: Carnival Of Schadenfreude
Well I know just what's going on here
This uncharitable impulse should be buried in the ground
But you deserve just what's coming to you
And I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to stick around
Cos you've burned through all our patience like Australian forest fires

CHORUS
The circus is in town again
Roll up, roll up to see the sights, the spectacles and flashing lights
The circus has come around again
Roll up, roll up to see the sights, the shouts the tears and the fights
This carnival is never getting old

Well I know that I'm far from perfect
And sometimes when I look back I wonder how I've made it through
But it seems the time has come to collect
On the interest you've built up from all those years of being you
Cos you've burned through second chances like a giant funeral pyre

CHORUS

Do you understand why we think you're such a bore?
I hope you understand why we're not interested any more
Cos you've burned your reputation, leaving only ash behind...

CHORUS

The circus is in town again
Roll up, roll up, roll up
The circus has come around again
The shouts the tears and the fights
This carnival is never getting old
Track Name: Introduction To A Riot
Something's wrong out on the streets, the strong are preying on the weak
You can feel the heartbeat slowly failing, feel the heartbeat slowly failing
The lights go out across the city, we are listening to the dying gasp of our society
You can feel the heartbeat slowly failing, slowly failing
Something's wrong

There's something wrong
There's something wrong
There's something wrong

Trust once broken never heals, and this was not part of the deal
You can see the daylight slowly fading, see the daylight slowly fading
The truth's becoming plain to see, this is just a cheap imitation of reality
You can see the daylight slowly fading, slowly fading

Dead eyes and vacant grins, a self-inflicted blindness to the mess we're in
It's becoming clear to me that you don't care that I'm struggling to breathe
Dead eyes and vacant grins, a self-inflicted blindness to the mess we're in
It's becoming clear to me that you don't care that I can't breathe
Comment's free, so tell me what went wrong with me
I'm choking on the ashes of our cremated society
So read it the last rites, cos this is serious
So tell me what went wrong with us
We're on the streets in millions, but our voices still aren't loud enough
We've stood aside for far too long, can somebody please tell me what went wrong?

Our decisions are to blame, we're all caught up in this deadly game
You can feel sincerity slowly dying, feel sincerity slowly dying
A thousand daggers through the heart, a mortal wound to tear this rotting state apart
You can feel sincerity slowly dying, slowly dying

Dead eyes and vacant grins, a self-inflicted blindness to the mess we're in
It's becoming clear to me that you don't care that I'm struggling to breathe
Dead eyes and vacant grins, a self-inflicted blindness to the mess we're in
It's becoming clear to me that you don't care that I can't breathe
Comment's free, so tell me what went wrong with me
I'm choking on the ashes of our cremated society
So read it the last rites, cos this is serious
So tell me what went wrong with us
We're on the streets in millions, but our voices still aren't loud enough
We've stood aside for far too long, can somebody please tell me what went wrong?
Track Name: Stitches
Tonight I'm only half-awake, I'm falling over upright
And my mouth is burned and blistered with the taste of cyanide
My head is spinning sideways and I feel like I'm drowning
In a sea of vacant glances and burned-out neon signs

Sometimes it's more than I can take to keep up this facade of being clever
When I've got everything to lose and nothing to gain
You can't see the stiches in my brain, they're all that hold my world together
You just rip them out and open up the wounds again

Tonight I'm only half-alive, don't touch me cos I'll fall apart
I'm doing all I can to keep a grip on all my bile and spite
In just a few more hours I'll be right back where I belong
If I wake up tomorrow, maybe everything will be alright

Sometimes it's more than I can take to keep up this facade of being clever
When I've got everything to lose and nothing to gain
You can't see the stiches in my brain, they're all that hold my world together
You just rip them out and open up the wounds again

Sometimes it's more than I can take to keep up this facade of being clever
When I've got everything to lose and nothing to gain
You can't see the stiches in my brain, they're all that hold my world together
You just rip them out and open up the wounds again

Stitches
Stitches
Stitches
Stitches
Track Name: We Brake For Nobody
I'm trying hard to understand how this keeps getting out of hand
It's difficult for you to say (with all these nights in overload)
How tough it's been for you, but I'll be there to pick up up today

CHORUS
If this city gets too much for you
We can leave it all behind and put it in the rear view
We're not gonna stop, we're not slowing down
So shut your eyes and we'll leave them standing now

I've seen so many failed lives weighed down by promises and lies
It's getting hard for you to see (ways out of these enclosing streets)
I'm losing count of chances missed, but you can always count on me

CHORUS

Every second every minute every hour something changes
Every second every minute every hour I'm not changing
Every second every minute every hour something changes
Every second every minute every hour we're not changing

CHORUS

And if this city gets too much for you
We can leave it all behind and put it in the rear view
We're not gonna stop, we're not slowing down
So shut your eyes, because we're not changing now