All This Noise

by Small Fires

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released March 29, 2019

Songs written by Small Fires

2018 produced by Small Fires. Additional recordings at Tonhotel Hamburg. Mixed by Ruben Seevers.
Track 2 and 4 produced by Swen Meyer and Small Fires at Festland Studios, mixed by Ruben Seevers.
Tracks 6, 7 and 8 produced by Swen Meyer and Small Fires, mixed by Swen Meyer at Festland Studios.
All tracks mastered by Michael Schwabe at Monoposto. Artwork by Jan Kruse, Human Empire Studio. Foto by Inga Seevers.

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Small Fires Hamburg, Germany

With just a few choice ingredients the German-British trio play an atmospheric mixture of Indie-Pop and Electronic. The pulsating drums and bass are surrounded by the echo of the guitar. Crackles, synths and electronic beats spark all around. In combination with the narrative lyrics of their British singer they create a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Small is beautiful. ... more

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Track Name: Backstroke
Backstroke

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing Backstroke till we get there

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there

Not oblivious, but accepting
Waves are bound to break a few stones
Trust is a matter of time
Time around you
Rhythm moving, not moving
All we see is the sky, all we do is rely

On what’s to come, so don't you tell me

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing Backstroke till we get there

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing Backstroke

Surrounded somewhere in the in-between
Lay back my liquid silhouette
Who asks, who asks, who asks why?
Shadows in the shallow end
All we see is the sky, all we do is rely

Who asks, who asks, who asks, who asks why?

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing Backstroke till we get there

Upon the water, eyes up in the air
We’re gonna act like we are unaware
We’ll be doing backstroke till we get there, we’ll be doing Backstroke till we get there
Track Name: Non-Breakable-Space
Non-Breakable Space

This is a Non-Breakable Space
Giving certain peace of mind in the most turbulent of times
This is a Non-Breakable Space
Undeniable you’ll find we’re determined by design

This is no gentleman’s agreement
This law’s been set up to abide A golden rule you can’t elude because it’s elementary

This is a Non-Breakable Space
So manifest so cut and dry, you can hammer you can ply
This is a Non-Breakable Space
An instinctive guarantee, here so unequivocally

This is no formal requisition
Ain’t no erratic fickle mess
No pious hope, a plain and simple code
Like it or leave it

This is a Non-Breakable Space
This is a Non-Breakable Space
This is a Non-Breakable Space
This is a Non-Breakable Space
Track Name: All This Noise
All This Noise

All this noise is for you
All this noise has to do
With the stray molecules, all the wild syllables are for you

Won’t you listen to it
All this noise
Won’t you listen to it
All this noise

All this noise disarray
All this noise wears away
To subtle frequencies, the static in between is for you

Won’t you listen to it
All this noise
Won’t you listen to it
All this noise


All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing
All that it’s ever been is all or nothing

Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it
Won’t you listen to it
Track Name: Crossed Wires
Crossed Wires

All tied up again, coincidentally
No logic to the way, the circuits intertwine
We cradle everything, the electricity
So we can watch it burn, we’re always gonna be

Crossed wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars and I’ll be next to you
Crossed wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars and I’ll be next to you
If you ask me to

This is what we are, quintessentially
Circuitry askew, jump-starting whats to come
Beating down the flame, the wayward energy
Was never gonna work, we’re always gonna be

Crossed wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars and I’ll be next to you
Crossed wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars and I’ll be next to you
If you ask me to

Crossed wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars and I’ll be next to you
Crossed wires, set fires, light sparks, bare liars and I’ll be next to you
If you ask me to
Track Name: On The Other Side
On The Other Side


All mirrors and smoke screens
To pervert reality
Great expectations
Loaded possibilities

Can you feel the pull
It’s tugging at the seams
It’s all that I can see

The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side

Running on further
And the tunnel starts to roll
There must be something
All the corridors and holes

Can you feel the pull
It’s tugging at the seams
It’s all that I can see

The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side
The colour, colour on the other side

Don’t you ask me, I’m over it
Don’t you ask me, my memory’s empty
Don’t you ask me, I’m over it
Don’t you ask me, I’m over it

Can you feel the weight
It’s gonna pull down on you, down on you, down on you
Track Name: Strangest Dream
Strangest Dream

Out of your bed
And out of your chamber door
Follow the arrows drawn in colours on the wooden floor
The bricked-up window's down the hall
You never knew what it was for
Just open it, you’ll know you have when you've stopped those memories
From going to your head

Under your blanket and under your sweater hood
The strangest dream keeps recurring and if you could
You would sneak behind the stage
To find out about that cage
And the tricks they do to make it disappear
Whenever you're awake

Just leave a light on shining down the hall
And when you leave, leave the door ajar
And please forget something so I know that you’ll come back

Find the instructions in that box of blue
Cut the strings attached and off you go
You will rise until you see
What this all is meant to be
And far away in a distance a flickering light will shine eternally
Track Name: Lay A Cloud On Me
Lay A Cloud On Me

Lay a cloud on me, make me one of many
Lay a cloud on me, envelop me a while
For a while a smile, in anonymity
Lay a cloud on me

Lay a cloud on me, blend the edges
Lay a cloud on me, pause the enemy
Somewhere undefined and always in between
Lay a cloud on

So smile as you move
Surreal’ll surround
Take you in arm
Holding you down
Fading to gold
I feel it arrive
Cover me

Lay a cloud on me, leave a fog to cover
Lay a cloud on me, disguise without a trace
Take the hands of time and slow down subtly
Lay a cloud on

So smile as you move
Surreal’ll surround
Take you in arm
Holding you down
Fading to gold
I feel it arrive
Cover me
Track Name: Shuffle The Deck
Shuffle The Deck

Little by little you whittle away the bone
Taking what you get till there's nothing to call your own
A ripple in the tide can be more than we’re aware
A fork in the road that you never knew was there

And all the lines you towed were tied to nothing
And all the cards remain unseen

But if you get what you get
'cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
Place the bet, shuffle the deck
And if you get what you get
'cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
And place the bet, shuffle the deck, go

An inch to left and the rest’ll rearrange
Shattering the light into a million different rays
Ruining the lines in a blinding wild affair
Covering each other in the colours that we wear

And all the lines you towed were tied to nothing

But if you get what you get
'cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
Place the bet, shuffle the deck
And if you get what you get
'cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
And place the bet, shuffle the deck, go

When every turn we’re taking
Is breaking into three
That's where I wanna be

And if you get what you get
'cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
Place the bet, shuffle the deck
And if you get what you get
'cause everybody says so
Are we never gonna let go
And place the bet, shuffle the deck, go

Shuffle the deck
Shuffle the deck, go

Shuffle the deck
Shuffle the deck, go
Track Name: Daresay
Daresay

I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song
I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song

I kinda knew
That you like it
I kinda knew
We won’t quit until we fall apart
Deny it
I can’t hold on while letting go
So what’s it gonna be

I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song
I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song

I’ll go let you know when I’m good and ready
I’ll go let you know when I’m good and ready

I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song
I dare say we got along
If it was only for a moment, only for one song
Track Name: Waving Flags
Waving Flags

Come out the other side
Waving flags for you
No intentions left to hide
There’s beauty in the broken

Torn up and left to breathe
As it was gonna be
No inclination to deceive
There’s beauty in the broken

New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
New vines, are we the same old enemies?
New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
I don’t need to know

Colour outside of the lines
Drawn in disarray
Out of focus misaligned
There’s beauty in the broken

New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
New vines, are we the same old enemies?
New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
I don’t need to know
Are we the same old enemies?
I don’t need to know
'cause I don’t need to know
Are we the same old enemies?

New vines begin to grow, but I don’t need to know
Track Name: The Choices Plenty
The Choices Plenty

Another lifeline
Could have put yours on mine
Could have held together the lines that tethered
The path declined
But that’s a lifeline we left behind

Another lifeline
A futile pastime
The wondering why, the tireless hindsight
The proof supplied
I wonder now how did we decide

Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be, the choices plenty

Another lifeline
Could have put yours on mine
Our destination still up for question
Still undefined
Lovers long lost and left behind

Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be
Who are we gonna be, the choices plenty
Track Name: Dance With Me Catherine
Dance With Me Catherine

Dear Miss, I formally apply
For this union of the right kind
I’m quite aware of what this entails
And happy to go into detail

I’ll be your drink, I’ll get you dancing
I’ll make your mum join in when your aunt sings
Don’t think I’ll break, I know what the stakes are
So dance with me

Please find enclosed a small array
Of kind words and my curriculum vitae
I look forward to hearing more
With kind regards from the dance floor

I’ll be a drag, I’ll be your Mondays
I’ll steal your fags, let’s see what your lungs say
I’ll need a hand, but I’ll be a shoulder
So dance with me

I’ll be your team, we’ll make the finals
I’ll be your Steely Dan but on vinyl
Tell me I’m old but smile while you do so
And dance with me
Dance with me
Dance with me
Dance with me Catherine

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