All This Noise

by Small Fires

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1.
Backstroke 03:49
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Daresay 03:54
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
10.
Waving Flags 03:46
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
11.
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
12.
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

credits

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

Small Fires is a German/British Indie-Pop band from Hamburg, Germany.

Benjamin Galliers: Vocals, Sampler
Lars Dahlke: Guitar
Ruben Seevers: Bass, Keyboard

Releases:
2017 EP 'One Beautiful Mess'
2019 Album 'All This Noise'
2020 Single 'Chewbacca'

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