Phantomime

by Double Echo

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released June 1, 2013

All guitars, synths, vocals, programming by Chris Luna & Ash Lerczak

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Double Echo Liverpool, UK

Dark, eighties-inspired music for synth, guitar and drum machine. Fom Liverpool, UK.

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Track Name: Phantomime
Smooth the cracks and blot the flaws
In blue and black, doll-up the corpse
Dream figurine onto the stage
Grotesque to the test
Paint the paint, sit and watch it set
On a face that will never again see the day

There's horror, horror, horror in your design
Phantomime phantomime
I can see the strings
And the signs of the thing you've become

I'm starting to feel
That there's really nothing to reveal

Give the lie to your disguise
Cloak the dagger, camera shy
Cover up the cover-up and deny
Turn the lights off to dance
Shield your eyes
Play nice and wash your hands
Of the father, the son and all the rest of the gang

They're monsters, monsters, monsters in your eyes
Phantomime phantomime
I can see the strings
And the signs of the thing you've become

Nothing to conceal
Nothing that's really that real

Mask your mask and walk the boards
Only hacks should bask in forced applause
Friends pretend watching from the gods
Trash the plastic full of void
Smash the cast and lash all of the toys
With the voice of the angel of the odd

As fear, fear, fear clouds your mind
Phantomime phantomime
I can see the strings
And the signs of the thing you've become
Track Name: A Shadow
A shadow is cast
By your being here
Politely dissolve
And disappear

When they find you
And they will
I'll be elsewhere
Yet somewhere still

Oh shadow, oh shadow

Somewhere out there
Laboratories of love
But I'm still right here
Trying to tune it out

Oh shadow, oh shadow
Track Name: Remains
For many years so desolate in a stranger's land
Into the eyes of lavenders curate from black and white
A transition of moving light allusions and so it seems
I'm falling forwards into the night and into the same dream

Fading softly the time dissolved
Through doll like faces, through greying halls

For many years so desolate in a stranger's land
I see only their eyes, within disguise, a ritual
Some familiar, a mask in a stranger, allusions and so it seems

Time ticks quickly this masquerade
The same torn party, the pieces hid away
Far from laughter, far from tears
Don't leave me standing alone in fear

For many years so desolate in a stranger's land
Into the eyes of lavenders curate from black and white
A transition of moving light allusions and so it seems
I might have known, I need only say remains the same
Track Name: Playhouse
What a secret garden you are
What a little martyr you are
It must have been, it must have been so hard
Growing up with a club for a heart

When we were lost out in the snow
I should have gone and left you cold

When you cry
You conjure crocodiles
There's something rather vile
In that barracuda smile

No one can spoil and ruin quite the way you do
Nobody else, nobody else
Only you

I always lose when we play house
It always ends up inside out
Sometimes I'm back in the playground
Sometimes I'm sinking in a quicksand

When we were lost out in the rain
I should have walked a different way

And may all you desire
Be consumed by fire
And may you ever be called
Liar

Now I can't quite believe
That this sickness goes so deep
Infection started in my dreams
Now it's walking in the streets
Not only do you green
Viper all away my life
You return to the scene
For another twist of the knife

When we were lost in Birkenhead
I should have left you for dead

Your hopes and dreams
Are ghosts, it seems
So don't believe
And don't believe

No one can spoil and ruin quite the way you do
Nobody else, nobody else
Only you
No one can spoil and ruin quite the way you do
Nobody else, nobody else
Only you
Track Name: The Wake
I am watching
I feel the weight within my eyes
All surroundings
Never left out in disguise
So I'm dreaming
I see the wake stares back at me
Am I feeling
I hear a voice and it's not me
Track Name: Metropolis
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Scorched Flats
Tonight we'll go out and look for the place
Where the first time for everything was
It isn't there anymore
Once stood monoliths
Proud as any long barrow in the hills
They are not there anymore
Only cursed new build

Tomorrow they come to demolish the past
Even the steel and the concrete and glass
All we can do is to stare at the place where they used to stand
What a waste land

Ever since they burned down the flats
I've been making a list
Of the things I need to re-buy
But it's the feeling like you know where you are
On which you can't put a price
Tower blocks built on lay lines
May be structurally unsound
Making way for your prefab hell
Our grey haven was razed to the ground

Tomorrow they come to swallow the past
Even the steel and the concrete and glass
All we can do is to stare at the place where they used to stand
Our waste land

Tonight we'll go out and look for the place
Stone circles still remain
One thousand years, no change
But they're throwing the streets away
Track Name: Hours
Hours, a time to feel real
A moving sea which flows within my eyes
Hours, a stare inside of me
Holding dear like a distant memory

Faceless in the daylight and the night
Climbing far and near
Faces disappear

Hours would return in photographs
Of many years the time that had passed
Hours, the moments made believed
Thrown inside a caged menagerie

Hours, a time to feel real
A moving sea which flows within my eyes
Hours, a shout within the wind
Bring me back the secret lives we live
Track Name: Silent Order
Behind a mountain veil
A school of modern dance
Tormented by the sound of hail
Threatening to shatter through her glass
One million miles away
From all love, light and protection
And all her faces fade
Into their own reflections here

Mother of a silent order
Pious to the point of bent
Grandmother, sister, daughter
Preside, advise and consent
A sleep beneath the carpets
The secret waiting in her throat
Years dreaming in the darkness
With half a century left to go

She hears the call of forest voices
Reverberating in her halls
Remembering the other noises
She turns away and she falls
Into the night's strange embrace

Standing in her shade
I had no recollection
But all her faces fade
Into their own reflections here
Track Name: Permanent Haze
The light melts will dance into a daze
Streams of sunlight burns clouded eyes from a haze
A scream from inside, a tear from tired eyes
Drops onto the floorboards, filling an empty room
Chase in circles, always nearer to finding
Voices floor to ceiling shaking the life from the wall
A turn of a whisper staring down from a mirror
In the wake of an hour runs and hides in a corner

The light melts will dance into a daze
Sinking further away from the hand that makes the day
A scream from inside, a tear from tired eyes
Stares at the doorway never makes a move
Chase in circles, always nearer to finding
With pale surroundings a voice falls from the ceiling
Walk in a whisper, a now shattered mirror
Watch in anger, there's nobody there nobody there at all