Eye In The Void

by Silverlode

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Eye In The Void, the new album by Silverlode featuring 10 dashing new alt-pop songs which seethe with doom-laden lyrics, beautiful melodies, dreamy undercurrents and plenty of hot scuzz.

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released December 31, 2013

THE BAND :~

R. C. ROWLEY :~
Vocal, Acoustic & Electric Rhythms, Programming, Synths

S. L. CROSBY :~
Vocal, Bass, Piano, Melodica, Percussion, Keyboards

G. J. SUTCLIFFE :~
Vocal, Lead Electric Guitar

D. J. VARLEY-DORAN :~
The Drums, Spoken Word

with Hannah Searle-Jones, live keyboards, bass and vocal
and Luke Doran, second drums and percussion
also with Natalie Smith, woodwind on Dudley Edwards Skies
and Maryline Pineau, vocal on Paris In The Future and Running

All lyrics by Rob Rowley, except How The Rain Does Fall by Gaz Sutcliffe; Dudley Edward Skies by Scott Lee Crosby; Away Santianno! is traditional with additions by Rob Rowley

All artwork by Scott Lee Crosby
Hand illustration and album title by Joseph Cowin

Recorded at Grain Division Studio, Leeds by Rob Rowley
Mixing by Mike Cockerham, with Rob Rowley and Scott Crosby
Mastering by Mike Cockerham at Syke Lane Studios, Leeds
All Go Remix by Adam Fiasco (Bonus Track)

The video for All Go can be found here :~ www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yoLfrlWAKw

A live video for The Poison From The Library can be found here :~ www.youtube.com/embed/lJ6rphXBrxw

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Buzzlist:-
Moodkiller / Bad Vibrations
Truths Obtained While Dreaming
Worrying About the Future
Trusting in the Ones You Love
Grasping Hope Where You Find It
Fending Off Depression at All Costs
A Firm Belief in Indie Pop
Fighting Your Corner, Making a Stand
Kill Or Be Killed
Life After Thirty
Dangerous Ideas Cannot be Killed
Leaving the Past Where it Belongs
A Study in Purple and the Colours of Winter Magik

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Silverlode Leeds, UK

Silverlode is a indie rock and folk band from Leeds, UK.

We are an folk band in the broadest sense of the word; self-taught musical ruffians who play to our own traditions; we play heavy and we play softly; we are into aggressive whimsey and that kind of thing.

Take a wander through the diverse catalogue of recordings. Or go crazy and join our Community.

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Track Name: The Funeral Dirge / Pity Us
The world is cold and grey, nothing green remains
Insects squirm and crawl in the houses of the poor
And the vapours from the dead have settled thick behind the doors
The towns are deserted now where people were before
The vegetation’s sick --- you can’t eat it anymore
Pity us….

O pity us --- pity upon our souls!
Left to bear a witness as the world draws to a close
I used to be so very angry but now anger is hard to find
With no hope for a future --- we count remaining time
I said it before that all the signs were there, before our eyes

I will never speak a word unto another human being
About the future I have seen in a dim and distant dream
Of the ending of the world --- not in fire but in snow
Once the rivers and seas freeze and the snows come on the breeze
May the moon and stars be lost beneath a smothering white fog
As the jaws of that famished beast, in a final desperate feast
Will swallow up the sun --- pity us, the end has come!

O pity us --- pity upon our souls!
Left to bear a witness as the dream draws to a close
I used to be so damn happy but happiness escapes my mind
I cannot sleep soundly without sedation of some kind
Such troubled thoughts are so unkind --- I bid you goodnight.
Track Name: All Go
A dream of indigo under a dark blue vista
Feeling like this lull is going to last forever
And I don’t even want to know
And I don’t even want to know
A girl with chestnut hair is going to make me better
Promises she will if I would only let her
So I do --- I did, I let my grip
Fall away --- it was never the same
All go.

I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know

Must the shadow of doubt always darken my day
A hungry black dog in each and every alleyway
I wonder why I feel so low
I wonder why I feel so low
Trouble in mind won’t let me settle
Worried I am yet to learn the hardest lesson
And when it hits, I swear, I will throw in the ring
I will burn myself and everything
All go.

I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know

I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
Track Name: Tigers
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)

Walk the walk --- talk the talk
Fight the good fight --- most of it bullshit

Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)

Nothing is free, comes easy or cheap
Money shouts and people tend to listen

Dear whoever,
I though it best to write this letter
I’ve been treated most unjustly
Only, I’ve the grace to climb down from my highest horse
I’ll let it slip, I will forgive, I'll get back on with the bullshit

Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)

Walk the walk --- talk the talk
Fight the good fight --- most of it bullshit

Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)
Tiger teeth (Turn on me)

Nothing is free, comes easy or cheap
Money shouts and people tend to listen

Dear whoever,
I know the outcome of your error
We both recognise you need me
Well I've upped the take since the latest heartbreak
This is business, this is war, I too will be a carnivore
Track Name: How The Rain Does Fall
As I run from myself in the black pouring rain
A smile from a child and I’m human again
In the horror of night and those, those shivers of pain
It’s all in a deep memory

The early morn it slips away it flees this place and waves goodbye to light
The night moves fast it stalks the light approaches fast it’s starving like a wolf

As I wander the streets and I look up to God
He smiles down to me and he sees what I’m not
A throw of the dice and a chance that I take
It’s all in a deep reverie

The early morn it slips away it flees this place and waves goodbye to light
The night moves fast it stalks the light approaches fast it’s starving like a wolf

The early morn it slips away it flees this place and waves goodbye to light
The night moves fast it stalks the light approaches fast it’s starving like a wolf

The early morn it slips away it flees this place and waves goodbye to light
The night moves fast it stalks the light approaches fast it’s starving like a wolf
Track Name: Dudley Edwards Skies
Turn off your eyes and take flight to Dudley Edwards skies
Turn off your eyes and take flight to Dudley Edwards skies

Tender dream wait for me
We could meet behind sandcastles on the sea
We’re not young but we’re free
Tender dream wait for me, wait for me

Tender dream wait for me
We could meet behind sandcastles on the sea
We’re not young but we’re free
Tender dream wait for me, wait for me
Track Name: Bad Vibrations
It’s like the city is burning to the sound of all sin,
The stench of death in the evening and the burning of skin
When the pressure is on you must defuse, the bomb --- Defuse the bomb!
You are lost in the world

I never chose this path. Decisions I could've made.
I never thought to ask if there were other paths to take
Oh, please close the curtains, I just feel so worthless --- I feel unworthy!
I am lost in the world

Of bad thoughts and bad things --- hear alarm bells ring
I’ve been feeling negative, Darling and I can’t help but sing
Of bad thoughts and bad things --- feel the bad vibrations ---
Darker days are coming Sweetness, tomorrow will be here soon

With the tossing and turning of the things I forgot
And the things I’m still learning and the things I must not
Hey, don’t trust anyone --- know your enemies, son --- my son --- You are my son!
You are on view to the world

Between the idle and greedy, the straight and the true,
The poor and the needy, you will have to choose
Honesty is hard while covering your cards --- And your heart!
Hide them from the eyes of the world

Of bad thoughts and bad things --- hear alarm bells ring
I’ve been feeling negative, Darling and I can’t help but sing
Of bad thoughts and bad things --- feel the bad vibrations ---
Darker days are coming Sweetness, tomorrow will be here soon

Ah, yes.... the ink I bleed on these faint ruled lines
As my pen runs riot and then runs dry
Tells only of half-glimpsed scenes
But these are my thoughts; these are my dreams
I confuse them all with the life I’ve lived
And sing of things as I see fit
So you can try asking --- there isn’t always an answer to provide
I walk up and down this treble cleft
A piece of me in each note pressed
And maybe I was Eustace Grimm
But the fact remains that I’m not him
And if I was, I would never say
I’m just not honest in that way
It was just a feeling --- that was the feeling at the time…

Bad thoughts and bad things --- hear alarm bells ring
I’ve been feeling negative, Darling and I can’t help but sing
Of bad thoughts and bad things --- feel the bad vibrations ---
Darker days are coming Sweetness, tomorrow will be here soon

And yet the fever is easing, I’m awake once again
But the worry I’m feeling just won’t go away
Get it out of my throat --- bring the sponge and the soap --- Go get the hose!
I am naked and on view to the world
I am naked and on view to the world
I am naked and on view to the world
Track Name: The Poison From The Library
The poison from the library
Stomping ‘round the city
He’s kicking down the doors
Demanding more booze and whorez
Oh, look out…..
He’s approaching, he’s approaching, he's.....
Oh don’t leave me alone with him
He’s so badly penned and he always offends
And he never knows when to quit
He’s the kind of thing you only read about
Oh and now I hear he’s creeping around
Oh, He’s everything I fear and more --- much more.

The poison from the library
Walking now in daylight
He’s climbing up the walls
So much stronger than before
Oh, look out…..
He’s approaching, he’s approaching, he's.....
Oh don’t leave me alone with him
He’s so badly penned and he always offends
And he never knows when to quit
He’s the kind of thing you only read about
Oh and now I hear he’s creeping around
Oh, he’s everything I fear and more --- much more.
Track Name: Paris In The Future
No one ever said that I would see her again.
Somewhere. Later. Further down the line.
In Paris. In the future. In fifteen years time.

No one ever specified our paths might cross again.
Not here. Or elsewhere. On a rainy Tuesday night.
In Paris. In the future. In the hazy half-light.

Damn you Coincidence!
Damn this fatal find!
Oh, damn you Lady Luck!
Damn my mind.

Paris in the future

Last time we were met I do recall you came to say,
Goodbye. So long. Then you were on your way.
You shocked me. Surprised me. I didn't see the change.

After all these years I never thought we'd meet again.
Not here. Or elsewhere. Or that I'd still feel the same.
In Paris. In the future. In this haphazard way.

Damn you Coincidence!
Damn this fatal find!
Oh, damn you Lady Luck!
Strike me blind.

Paris in the future

Stood mute upon the station platform, I saw you in the crowd
I knew it was you that instant as my heart began to beat aloud
But never glancing sideways, your silhouetted frame
Looked so glamorous in the moonlight as you gracefully walked away

Paris in the future --- and she’s there!
Track Name: Strangers
After the trial came the fire...
I took it on the chin as best I could
I am now working on the lock to the vault in my mind
Like a stately home abandoned to the vines

She left me in the summertime
Walked wounded into autumn, fit to die
But I barred the windows against the winter that began ---
Tried to do my penance quietly but I'm not that kind of man

Now, as strangers we meet in the night
As strangers we meet in another life
As strangers, we are spared the strife
I was a fool to wish it any other way

After the grief comes repair....
Didn’t know everything was temporary
Time will work its weight on all plans in the end
Also didn’t realise my broken heart would mend

Still, what we did will never change
Those memories will never fade
The lives we truly touch, they are few and far between
And I, I guess you recognise your fingerprints on me

But as strangers we meet in the night
As strangers we meet in another life
As strangers, we are spared the strife
I was a fool to wish it any other way

I don't want to die in a place where I am blind
I don't know why I can't leave you behind
The means to damn the lovers throughout time
You will burn and I will burn tonight

As strangers we meet in the night
There are strangers walking up and down my life
And strangers in the background all the time
I was a fool to wish it any other way
I was a fool to wish it any other way
I was a fool to wish it any other way
Track Name: Running
Hear the carrion call
On the westward wind
As a new tear forms
And rolls down your skin

Always the trouble is
O, the time that it takes
To kill a man with your bare hands ---
A choice you should never have had to make

There’s blood on your sleeve and you’re running to me
There’s blood on your sleeve and you’re running to me

For a days on end a hard rain falls
As your mind explodes with fearful thoughts
Through the mud of the fields and the moss of the trees
Don’t get caught --- keep up your speed

With the wind at your back they are hard on your heels
You have so far to go but you know how it feels
To be young and in love but there’s blood on your sleeve
And you’re running to me

There’s blood on your sleeve and you’re running to me
There’s blood on your sleeve and you’re running to me

I will keep you safe
O, I will keep you safe
There is nothing in this world that would cause my arms to break
Once they wrap around you --- you out there in the dark
O, keep running to me

(((...I can hear your heart...)))
Track Name: Away Santianno!
O! Will we e'er return once more
Away Santianno!
To the girl that waits on home sea shore
Or remain on plains of Mexico
Mexico, O-Mexico
Away Santianno!
Mexico is a place I know!
Damn these plains of Mexico!

Heave her up, and away we'll go
Heave away, Santianno!
Heave her up, and away we'll go
Leave the plains of Mexico

Like rivers made of melting snow
The long brown hair of my girl flows
Will I see her, I don't know
Away Santianno!
And the wind blows high and the wind blows low
As I make my pay on pirate boat
We follow fortune where e'er she goes
Away Santianno!

We sailed on seas of stormy pitch
Under a gibbous moon and starlight slits
The ship was battered --- torn to bits!
Away Santianno!
Curse the day the captain came
And won my soul in a fixed card game
For on this rock I sit and wait
Away Santianno!

Like rivers made of melting snow
The long brown hair of my girl flows
Will I see her, I don't know
Away Santianno!
Heave her up, and away we'll go
Heave her up, and away we'll go
Heave her up, and away we'll go
Away Santianno!
Away Santianno
Away Santianno
Track Name: All Go (Adam Fiasco Remix)
A dream of indigo under a dark blue vista
Feeling like this lull is going to last forever
And I don’t even want to know
And I don’t even want to know
A girl with chestnut hair is going to make me better
Promises she will if I would only let her
So I do --- I did, I let my grip
Fall away --- it was never the same
All go.

I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know

Must the shadow of doubt always darken my day
A hungry black dog in each and every alleyway
I wonder why I feel so low
I wonder why I feel so low
Trouble in mind won’t let me settle
Worried I am yet to learn the hardest lesson
And when it hits, I swear, I will throw in the ring
I will burn myself and everything
All go.

I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know

I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know
I don’t see it --- I don’t feel it --- I don’t even know