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Raw State: Lyric Booklet 

Reaching For A State Of Mind: Lyric Booklet

Self titled debut album: Lyric Booklet

Reaching For A State Of Mind

A Dream That’s Floating To Sea
A Light

The Balloon, The Bubble and The Box EPs

Carousel *

03. Holding My Head Under
04. How Does It Feel? **
05. I Saw The End ***
06. I Wanted To Say Something **
07. If I Grow Old ***
08. It’s Good To Getaway *
09. Know Me
10. Lost The Fight *
11. Needles, Pins And All Sharp Things *
12. Only You Know
13. Raw State **
14. Right Here (In Front Of You) ***
15. Right To Cry
16. Somebody Loves You **
17. Somewhere I Don’t Want To Go *
18. Still Thinking Of You *
19. The Walking Dead
20. Their Piece Agreement
21. This Burning Thing **
22. Tomorrow’s Pictures
23. Transparent Laws
24. There Is No End In Sight *
25. We All Feel The Same Pain ***
26. Were You Lying? **
27. Where Is The Love? ***
28. You Can’t Give Me Anymore **

01. Carousel*

I won’t break and I won’t bend

there’s nothing here that will not mend
Sell my story, live to tell my tale
Suffocate my means to ends, chain me to your never ending carousel

clock in clock out you’re dead.

No change, just trends, no remedy

stuck to the carousel.

Shine, the world’s in your hands
Here’s hoping you go a long way

don’t get left on the carousel.

On bended knee I shine your shoes,

iron and press your Sunday best.
Inside you’re still a certified mess.
Choose your words so carefully,

selective hearing is the key,
Close your eyes but I won’t disappear.

No change, just trends,

no remedy, stuck to the carousel.

Shine, the world’s in your hands
Here’s hoping you go a long way

don’t get left on the carousel.
Smile, the world’s watching now
Perform or drown, don’t get tied down,

let them fight their own wars

When you gonna break away?

‘cos you could spend your whole life mourning over money you’re not making…

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03. Holding My Head Under ***

I’ve tried to keep you from my mind
Oh how I try, I try and I try
I think I’m over it, and tonight I will give it a miss, but that’s never it
It always returns to this something big I can’t shift
Keeping me down. Holding my head under. I cannot breathe, let alone speak.

Just walk away, this is your escape your plans are made, today is the day (that’s what I say)
Until I talk to someone different. And I get swayed back again.
Here it is staring me in the face.
It always returns to this, something big I can’t shift
Keeping me down. Holding my head under.
So where do I go? and countless other stupid questions rattle my cage, drive me insane
How do I know this is the way that I ought to go?
“Just feel it my friend” but that’s never it.
It always returns to this, something big I can’t shift
It always returns to this, something big I can’t shift
Keeping me down.
Well you’re not gonna keep me down

Keeping me down. Holding my head under. I cannot breathe, let alone speak.

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04. How Does It Feel? **

How does it feel when you’re drowning?
Falling head first yeah you’re drowning.
How does it feel when your back is pinned scratching the wall?

Are you immune? There’s no vaccine, they’ve got you in every way you see.
There’s no way home, you must lie down and take it now don’t go.

How does it feel when you comply? Lie on your back and you don’t cry
How does it feel when you see his eyes bulging and spit blood?

Is anyone here who can change things? ‘cos this system it all stinks
We are all here we all chew the same bone

Turn your head but we won’t go.
We’re not figurines – we are here to be seen
Change the time, but I won’t die.
You won’t win with a lie this is your closing time.

How does it feel when you’re up there, as safe as houses you don’t care.
How does it feel when you preach not to steal yet you always steal.
You’ll never know, but we’re so low, gravel is all we can swallow

We need freedom, gotta find them, we have to teach them.

Turn your head but we won’t go.
We’re not figurines we are here to be seen
Change the time, but I won’t die.
You won’t win with a lie this is your closing time. X 2

How does it feel? Do you ever think? How many lives you’ve misguided and thrown on the brink?
Are you broken? Does you private health care help you sleep at night?
You’re a pitiful sight

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05. I Saw The End ***

I picked you up. I threw you down.
I don’t know what got in to me.
I told you that I loved you but
I don’t know what got into me

And it breaks my heart now to admit
It was right back a the start I first saw it

I saw the end, but I tried to pretend
I saw the end, and I knew then that I could not mend
The tear in the rug you had wrapped around me
Foolish for thinking I could be free
Feeling the cold since it came back and hit me

I don’t regret the things I said
But that doesn’t mean I don’t think of you
I see your face in photographs
Then I look away as I replay arguing with you

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06. I Wanted To Say Something **

I’ll share this with you, I’ll cut the bread.
I hope this helps you, but these things i’ve said
Are not the answers – it’s just the stuff in my head – I love you.

It doesn’t matter how close we get.
There are things I can’t protect you from.
It’s not like when we were young – I can’t follow everywhere you run.

You must stay true now – face the future’s attack
you must be strong – it doesn’t pay to look back.
I wish I could defend you. But I don’t think it works like that.

So run on.

I wanted to say something – yes I could see the state you were in.
I couldn’t change it back
I wanted to help in some way
but I had no money and you had to pay – too late for me to react.
I saw your face at the airport x2
I wanted to say something – yes I could see the state you were in.

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07. If I Grow Old ***

If I grow old will you hold me close? love me dearly and tell me so?
If I grow old wll I still be the only man you want to see?

Come on, give me everything you’ve got.
Come on, I want the lot

Days come and go but I don’t change, I look at you, I’m still amazed

What a girl like you sees in a boy like me; I’ll never know, but I’m happy in my ignorance.

Come on, give me everything you’ve got.
Come on, I want the lot
Your love; in all it’s shapes and sizes
Your touch; in all it’s various guises

Come on, give me everything you’ve got.
Come on, I want the lot

This empire is ours tonight,

we have land to explore.

I don’t mean to change a thing

Just give me everything, right now

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08. It’s Good To Getaway *

I see your father’s eyes, through the holes in your face.
I see your mother’s smile, you refuse to embrace.
I feel the love you’ve had, you’re now longing to have back.
With every motion I learn more about you.

You are restless, in need of some escape.
Isolated, no one can relate.
This pain is a way of life, that’s taken you years to make.

Let’s get away, there’s nothing here I’d miss
I can’t abide their rules I must insist I don’t belong
I simply just don’t fit

Getting lost is my only escape
When I don’t know where I am. that’s my favourite place
Let it go, no holding back. I lose myself
It’s good to getaway.

Look me in the eye, I wouldn’t lie to you, giving you these fears is not what I wanted to.

I feel the hurt you hold so close
Why not introduce wild animals to me

Call my name when you feel the need,
Take these words as proof that I believe
Our love is a step above a place I could have only dreamed.

Let’s get break today, ‘cos tomorrow never comes
Let’s stay up late, it makes me feel young.
Or stay indoors, just hide ourselves away

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09. Know Me

So you wanna come and know me now,
So you wanna come and win somehow.
Well you’ve gotta say what I meant to say, somehow. Somehow.

So you think you’ll find your own way back, just remember not to follow tracks.
You don’t wanna go, where you know you’ve been.
You’ve seen, and you seem, to know me.

You don’t come to see me, you won’t let me go.
You’re gonna come around and win somehow, I guess I’ll just let you know me.

So you think you’ll find your own way home,
And you think your road is paved with gold.
What you didn’t know is that’s your only hope.

So you wanna come and know me now,
I know I shouldn’t but there’s no way out.
I’ll just rest my guard; let you take your charge.
Somehow; you know me.

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10. Lost The Fight *

A break in, what’s missing from here in the middle of the night?
A chance to look back on what’s lost, and hear you say everything will be alright.

You’re so busy looking out, things just pass you by.
It feels like you’ve lost the fight, but the light’s still on inside.

Get out there, push open the door.
There’s things you have to fight for.
It could be so painful to hope: if anyone can change, you can
Don’t say you’ll be ok, you’re bruised and you’re battered:
no wonder you’re feeling strange.
No words can take this away, hold onto your fate.

Somebody has been inside the place I wanted to keep safe.
I think I invited you in, which I’m embarrassed now to say.

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11. Needles, Pins, and All Sharp Things *

So you wanna come and talk to me, you’ve got something to say.
You say you’re feeling kinda tired with the way I’ve been acting of late.
Just don’t talk to me about leaving me alone on this cliff edge.
Just say you’re OK – you fancy a day staying in bed.

You say you’re gonna pop around after work – it’s really out of your way.
What could be so important – gotta get it off your chest today.
Well I’m sorry but I don’t think I’ll be around after all.
You see something’s come up – (OK I made that bit up!) just don’t want you to watch me fall.

Listen I’m OK, just living out of your way.
I’m in this big balloon; please avoid using Needles, Pins, and all sharp things.

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12. Only You Know

Falling down is so very hard; when you’ve got no one, and nothing left, and no one here to hold on to.
Hold on to what the day will bring and don’t assume you have to win.
Learn to live for the love of life, not bigger displays and brighter lights.
Only time will tell where your path lead, there’s nothing gained from begging please.
The only thing I’m sure of here is one day we’re all gonna leave.

When the wind blows, everything goes.
You won;t be here long, so don’t just sing a long.
Only you know what’s worth fighting for.

Know your truth, don’t let anyone from anywhere with anything come in between.
These walls won’t fall ’til you stand up tall, climb above, rise to your call.
All you have to fight for are your own beliefs.

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13. Raw State **

To everyone on my wall.
To everyone in my life.
These days I sleep, only to dream.
Were you but a dream?
The moment is here

Let your instincts tell you
Let your body move you
Let me see you just as you were made

Everything is beautiful so tell everyone that you meet
This kind of thing you won’t see a repeat
These days I sleep, only to dream.
Were you but a dream?
The moment is here

Let your instincts tell you
Let your body move you
Let these feelings take you away
Let your senses lead you
Let your own mind teach you
Let me see you just as you were made, in your raw state.

We all have paths, and here’s ours shall meet.
My name is me, yours is too.
We’re so beautiful and we’ll never change
The moment is here

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14. Right To Cry

This is all so dull, the same routine it’s killing me.
We find it hard to change, unknowingly we’ve made a maze,
Which we now walk around together, trying to figure it out forever
Taking breaks to loose our tether, concluding well there’s nothing better.

Sail away; take me back to yesterday,
Where I was OK, and didn’t have this role to play.
The child inside has to have it his way and who am I to deny this boy the Right to Cry?

So don’t count on me, I won’t be here indefinitely.
I have a life to lead, that’s worth much more than you’re giving me.
Oh how I long for the great escape

I’m not trying now to shake off responsibility, but I must sit more comfortably
In a world that means so much to you and me, why can’t we help each other breathe more easily.

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15. Right Here (in front of you) ***

You’ve gotta secret plan, but I’m gonna tell everyone I can.
I don’t want to save you, but you’re welcome to come and save me.

You think that I can’t see, but your thoughts are starting to show.
You’ve been practicing for years, and your true colours will always reveal.

It’s a box I cannot open, all your letters remain sealed.
There’s no way I’m getting broken, right here in front of you.

There is no chance, so give up while you can.
You’ve got no hope, give up on your ghost.

You think that I can’t see, your true colours will always reveal.

Repeat Chorus

I’ll stand up straight, now here me say: I will not break right here in front of you.

This fake parade, I see your cries, I’m standing back, let the music attack.

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16. Somebody Loves You **

Is this what it’s for? All that work.
Is this what it’s for? All those words.
Is this what it’s for? Just to beat me down here on the floor.
I’m fed up of thinking I exist for some other reason, I insist.
This is all you get, this is life. Good morning.
This is it.

So get out of bed, and go to work.
Those thoughts in your head, they’ll only make you hurt.
This is daytime, dreaming’s for nightime. This is life.

Born a little boy, you became a man.
It didn’t happen fast, it didn’t go as planned.
But you are in one piece and you have the rest of your life at your feet.

Everybody else has been down here too,
Yeah they might not show it, but they have felt like you.
So pull yourself together, wash your face, dry your eyes. This is life.

Tomorrow you’ll be fine, (well maybe not!) but in a week or so’s time…
Someone will say something, and you will realise you are smiling, you are having a good time!

Yes you will look around and see the flowers, all the colours under the sun,
you could stare for hours, well maybe not, but for a minute there you realised what you’ve got.
Not merely a bag of bones, beautiful skin.
And inside your little head, there’s that thing that makes you think.
Well you can tell it not to worry, you won’t be coming home; follow your heart.

Somebody loves you, you know that.
They really really need you, and you need them back.

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17. Somewhere I Don’t Want To Go *

Stuck in a corner, just turning over.
Thousands of faces – turning away.

I feel restricted by minutes, all these temporary collections.
Out on an island nobody sees.
I’ve gotta do something about where I’m going.
I am so lost in this tight small restricted space

I SHALL DO WHAT YOU SAY
LIVE IN THIS WAY
WAKE AS YOU REQUIRE
REST WHEN TOLD TO
I’LL LAUGH ON CUE
I AM MALLEABLE
I’LL MELT TO LIQUID, DRAIN INTO YOUR MOULD
SET IN STONE FOREVER
AND YOU’LL SEE WHAT YOU’VE MADE OF ME
A FIGURINE OF WHO I USED TO BE
YOU’RE PUSHING ME – SOMEWHERE I DONT WANT TO GO

Just holding on now, counting the days.
When I wake up I feel the same.
This can’t be how you feel, is everyone sad?
‘cos all I see are worried eyes.
Something I’m doing is dragging me down.
I’ve got no weight as I free fall in full flight.

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18. Still Thinking Of You *

It’s hard to know where to start
Come close we’ll need the warmth for this.
We both must play our part,
chipping away at this ice.

Sit down; I’ll pour a glass of wine.
There is so much I need to say.
About all the things that have changed since we last sat this way.

Days came, day went, I slept, I dreamt, I wake – I’m still thinking of you.
I wrote, I phone, we spoke, briefly I choked – I’m still thinking of you.

When you leave I feel the tear,
I have tried distraction but it’s always there.
I force myself from you.
It’s all that I can do.

Repeat Chorus

I don’t wanna let you go now we have come this far.
But I cannot keep doing this stuff to my heart.

Repeat Chorus

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19. The Walking Dead

When will I find my own way out of this?
When will I find the way to my home?
Well I just don’t know, and I run around my head without ever getting close enough to take a hold or form an order, though I run faster than most.
And it’s her words in my ears; they strike like thunder on a desert coast.

Your final hour could be just around the bend
You could be the walking dead, that’s what she said.

So I resolve to be much stronger and use my instincts as my guide.
I walk with a new found confidence and pride.
Until I change my mind, and kind of lose my grip as I fall down, and make a loop back in time.
It all starts again and I wonder how I got here this time.
And although I’m slightly wiser I feel older, and it hits harder tonight.

Your final hour could be just around the bend
You could be the walking dead, that’s what she said.

I don’t want all of this stuff to just fall down, but it feels like already.
Brick upon brick makes my head hurt, I’m begging for one last chance.
If you’d just say my name like you need me,
I would come running back.
But you always insist on teasing every last drop that I have.
Every last drop that I have.

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20. Their Piece Agreement

They say let peace and light shine in our lives,
But how many times to we need to take this advice.

I’m sorry but your words of hope are wearing thin,
We don’t mean to be rude but where’d we begin/
When I’m standing here alone in my own home,
Scared stiff from the neck down of god only knows

Words easily spoken, make promises so often broken
Words given as tokens, this is their piece agreement.

In here I’m a pacifist with two clenched fists,
And on the day better judgement gets the better of me, just hope I miss

I’m sorry but your words are lost, I’m not hearing them
I don’t mean to be rude but where will this end
When I’m lying here taking your best from you,
Scared stiff from the neck down if god only knew

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21. This Burning Thing **

I try to build my walls, but you break in.
I try to keep my head above air, but at your feet I fall.

I try to be my own man, but you own me.
I try to bring myself back down to earth, but you force me to fly.

You’ve got something I want, you’ve something I need.
How did you fit this burning thing inside of me?

You know how my mind works,
You know I’m under your curse,
How did you fit this burning thing inside of me?

This burning thing.

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22. Tomorrow’s Pictures

You and I won’t break up. It’s not something that we’ve got to do right now.
Love is such a strange thing, time equally confusing I’ve found.
We could both ignore this, in hope it will not follow where we hide.
But I don’t see solution as something that we one day may just happen to find.

We will both be sorry, if it ends this way.

It’s like you’re sitting on a moving train, as you draw tomorrow’s pictures.
It’s like we’ve nothing left to loose, as you decide where our luck falls.

He is just a young man, yet you impose the right to take his life.
Its one big decision, we must be prepared to talk all night, and for the rest of our lives.

We will all be sorry, if it ends this way.

It’s like you’re sitting on a moving train, as you draw tomorrow’s pictures.
It’s like we’ve nothing left to loose, as you decide where our luck falls.
Are you even looking at the page? As you draw all our future
Such a strange instrument you use to draw tomorrow’s pictures

You’ve got a say, there is a choice you can make.
There’ll be a day; I’ll find a way to bring this back.

Such a strange instrument you use to draw tomorrow’s pictures
It’s like we’ve nothing left to loose, as you draw all our future

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23. Transparent Laws

Take all your plastic, silicone smiles and then burn.
Burn by the fire, that you steal from me daily to feed your supply.

It’s that stench, stench of the bad, and the bad and the evil driving me mad.
It’s the plain, plain lunacy of the walls they build around our so called freedom to do what we want, when we want, who we want.

Fuel my flaws, with your transparent laws, he won’t raise his hands.

I see with a glowing distrust all the product you pump to the masses, you must think we’re all clones from a can.

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24. There Is No End In Sight *

Don’t loose a good thing, when you’ve got one
Don’t make assumptions when you have none
Don’t burn your bridges, you’ll need some
Don’t wait for answers, they won’t come

Is this the consequence of all out money spent?
It seems this world’s hell bent on building up defence.
We can’t see the writing for the wall, what are we fighting for?
There is no end in sight

Their laws made to haunt, it’s all part of their plan.
We’re all forced to eat out the palm of their hand.
We’ll all fall prey to the games they play.
Leaves us always running, never away.

Is this the consequence of all out money spent?
It seems this world’s hell bent on building up defence.
We can’t see the writing for the wall, what are we fighting for?
There is no end in sight
If its self-defence, then why train to fight?
How will this end? With such a low price on life
Why must we pretend we always do what’s right?

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25. We All Feel The Same Pain ***

Listen, you and I are fine, we will be alright.
Though we don’t have much time, time is all we have, don’t let it pass you by.
Look out at the world, all you see is hurt.
Live for what the day brings, everyone has feelings.

We All Feel The Same Pain

I don’t think you understand, this won’t go to plan.
Every passing moment is another chance, don’t blow it, turn it all around.
Look out for your friends, love’s not a passing trend.
Even on the bad days, at times it feels like always.

We All Feel The Same Pain
We All Need The Same Thing A Simple Feeling

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26. Were You Lying? **

Don’t panic, it’s not over
You have the time to put this right
Calm down it’s not a game show
You are not being asked to gamble it all tonight

So you have not achieved what you set out to
You were very naive when I first met you

Just think of that Sunday morning, when clarity came without warning
And you said everything’s alright.
Were you lying to me?

So let’s speak the truth from now on,
You are someone who has helped someone.
If I came round one day and found you gone.

Look over here, from a different view
You have a runway stretched in front of you
Give to it and it shall give to you

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27. Where Is The Love? ***
Written by Eric Barlow and Dan

Heavenly father hear me now
Out in the cold, your shadow casts a long long way

I’m the bat and you’re the ball
I keep driving you away
Knowing you’ll be back to call

It’s not a barrel of fun, looking a devil in the eye
I’d prefer the muzzle of a gun
I don’t think I know right from wrong anymore

Where is the love we had?
Not born out of fear or some sort of need to be with you
Something so pure so fine
Where is the love we had?

Your silence amplifies my call
Still no reply and I forget what I’m asking for
I keep thinking back to just before
Maybe you didn’t hear me say:
I couldn’t love you anymore

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28. You Can’t Give Me Anymore**

It hurts, and I can’t control how much I bleed.
It pours; it seeps, down my sleeve.
There’s something left, but you’re not open to receive.
I closed the door now you can’t give me anymore.

You can’t give me anymore.
I made it so you can’t give me anymore.
I closed the door, now you can’t give me anymore.

In the back of my throat, I feel the remnant of my choice.
In the land of my hopes, I see the town’s I could have been.
If I’d tried, yeah just hoped to do something right instead of bleed.
Right in front of you, come on I need to be relieved.

You can’t give me anymore.
I made it so you can’t give me anymore.
I closed the door, now you can’t give me anymore.

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A Dream That’s Floating Out To Sea

Where d’you think you’re going?
(You’re not)
Who d’you think you’re fooling?
(You’re not)
Where d’you think you’re living?

And I tell myself to move along,
there’s nothing left all hope is gone.
I scream until my shadow bleeds…
But I do not take heed and you’re staring back at me,
waiting on a dream that’s floating out to sea.

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A Light

It rolls on seemingly evermore
From a snowball in my arms to a monster form
it picks up a deadly speed, yet sails along with such ease

There’s a light that never goes out
Warning me spinning round
There’s a light that never goes out
If you’ve seen it to then you’ll know how it feels

A train rushes by a new day unfolds
You radiate a warmth and glow
the truth is out there, but she’s hiding low
willing you, to let go

There’s a light that never goes out
Warning me spinning round
flashing red screaming with doubt
If you’ve seen it to then you’ll know how it feels, how it goes

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