DISTANCE

by ROAD TO MANILA

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Recorded at Dead Rat Studio. Produced by Jacob Bredahl.

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released November 2, 2012

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Track Name: Faults
BROTHERS, MOTHERS; WAKE AND LEND ME YOUR EARS, FORGET NOT YOUR SISTERS AND YOUR FATHERS, GREAT HEARTS BEATING STILL, FORGET NOT TO SPEAK OF YOURSELVES. SPEAK OF YOUR HEARTS, YOUR THOUGHTS, AND YOUR TRUTHS. WORDS FALLING, IMAGES FADING, REPEAT. LET’S BREAK WITH THE BARRIERS, LET’S DO AWAY WITH THE CLOTH. WIELDING BROKEN CARRIAGE WITH BARE HANDS THROUGH THE TIDE. LET’S UNDO WHAT HAS BEEN FORCED UPON US. CHANGE PATTERNS, UNDERSTANDING THAT MEANING WILL PREVAIL FROM SILENCE, WORDS WILL GROW FAINTER. I’LL BEG FOR YOUR SILENCE SO THAT WE MAY SEE THE FAULTS OF MAN. LANGUAGE IS DEAD THEY SAY. WE’LL SPEAK OUT IN SILENCE ANYWAY. WE’LL SPEAK OUT IN SILENCE.
Track Name: Distant
DISTANT STREETLIGHTS SEEM, OH, SO APPEALING. ENDLESS HEIGHTS WILL DEVOUR OUR PURSUIT. WE SEEK THE UNREACHABLE AND IN DISGUST WE FEED UPON WHAT WE POSSESS. WE STAND UPON THIS GOLDEN MOUNTAIN, YET WE FEEL TRAPPED, TRAPPED BY ACHIEVED GOALS, TRAPPED BY WHAT WE’VE LEARNED, AND WHAT WE KNOW. OUR JOURNEY HAS COME TO AN END. WE SEEK THE UNREACHABLE AND ON OUR WAY HOME, WE RISE ABOVE OUR BURDENS. SEARCHING AFTER DISTANT STREETLIGHTS, HUNGERING AFTER DISTANT STREETLIGHTS, BUT YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME. TRAVELLING, SEARCHING FOR THEM, SEARCHING FOR IT, SEARCHING FOR MYSELF.
Track Name: Lifted
YOU’LL TAKE WHAT’S YOURS AND I’LL TAKE WHAT’S MINE. HARVEST YOUR ANXIETIES, WHILE I LOOK FOR THE SIGNS. THE SERPENTS ARE AMONGST US WITH THE WRATH OF HIS GRACE. NEITHER YOUR FEARS, NOR YOUR TEARS WILL MAKE THEM CEASE. YOU SAVED YOUR SCREAMS, BUT WON’T MAKE THEM DISPLACE. WE HOPE THAT LIFE ITSELF WILL CARRY US THROUGH. WE HOPE THAT OUR SONG WILL NOT ONLY BE A FRACTION OF WHAT WILL HAVE TO BE SAID, OR WHAT WILL HAVE TO BE DONE. LIFE DOES NOT STAND A CHANCE. WHO’LL SAVE US NOW? THE AID OF A FORCE MUCH GREATER THAN ALL, WILL NOT COME FROM ABOVE, WILL NOT BE OUR SALVATION. GUARDIAN ANGELS NOW HAVE CEASED TO BE, WE MUST SOLELY RELY ON OURSELVES. MY FEET ARE SORE, MY ARMS ARE NUMB, BUT AT LEAST I WAS FREE ALL ALONG. I STILL BELIEVE IN THE EARTH AND THE AIR THAT I BREATHE. WE LIVE AND DIE ON THIS DAY, SO WE SHALL BE LIFTED. I WAS FREE ALL ALONG.
Track Name: Home
I SWEAR I’LL SCREAM FOR HOURS ON END. CLENCHING ONTO FAINT MEMORIES LONG GONE, SINGING MY FINAL SONG. RECOLLECTING TIME AS I THOUGHT IT, RAMBLING MY REFLECTIONS. METAPHORS BEAUTIFULLY WORN OUT, ACHING AND BRUISED. WE WILL SURRENDER OURSELVES. OUR EXPECTATIONS NEVER TRULY MET, I WILL STILL BE SINGING THIS FINAL VERSE. HOPING THIS ROAD WILL LEAD US HOME. SEEING YOUR SHADOWPLAY, IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, SPACES WHERE I WILL NEVER SET FOOT AGAIN. IS THIS REALLY HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE? WE’LL BE COMING HOME. I’LL STAND ON MY OWN, I WILL STILL BE STANDING ON MY OWN, I WILL STILL BE SINGING, I WILL STILL BE DREAMING, I WILL STILL REMEMBER.
Track Name: 1984
WE SPEND OUR LIVES SWALLOWING LIE AFTER LIE, TO WASTE DAY AFTER DAY LIVING THESE FAULTS. THERE WILL BURN A FLAME INSIDE OF US ALL, I WANT TO DISCONNECT MYSELF FROM THIS. DISCONNECT MYSELF FROM THIS. I WANT TO DISCONNECT. DISCONNECT THE DEFECT OF THIS MAD WORLD. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE IT WILL ALL BE LOST. NO MATTER THE COST, WE’LL HAVE TO GO ON LIVING AS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL. WE CARRY THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON OUR SHOULDERS, I’LL HAVE TO DROP THIS DEADWEIGHT TO CARRY ON. WE’LL HAVE TO STRIVE FOR THIS UTOPIAN BELIEF. EVERY ONE OF US MUST OPEN OUR MINDS. WE MUST OPEN OUR MINDS. WE MUST KEEP FROM SINKING INTO THIS DROUGHT, WE’LL END UP REPENTING LIVES WE’VE NEVER LIVED. WE CARRY THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON OUR SHOULDERS, I’LL HAVE TO DROP THIS DEADWEIGHT TO CARRY ON.