Silent Cynic

by Sophie Madeleine

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credits

released 06 January 2014

Produced by Nadim Issa & Sophie Madeleine at Let ‘Em In Music, Brooklyn, NY, USA // Engineered by Nadim Issa & Ben Kaplan // Mixed by Matt Boynton at Vacation Island Recording // Mastered by Joe La Porta at Sterling Sound // © & ℗ 2013 SoMad/SophieMadeleine Ball // Published by PledgeMusic Publishing // Words & music by Sophie Madeleine. Except track 2, words and music by Sophie Madeleine & Tim Emmerick.

Sophie Madeleine - Tenor Guitar, Electric Ukulele, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Vibraphone, Synths, Organ, Piano // Oskar Häggdahl - Drums, Percussion // Bryan Percivall - Bass, Upright Bass // Andrew Neesley- Trumpet on “Aviator” // Melanie Flannery - Vocals on “Swear" // Tim Emmerick - Guitar solo on "Rufio" // Nadim Issa - Piano on "Automaton" & "Count Me Like A Number" // Ben Kaplan - shaker on "Triangle"

Special thanks to the following people for their support and encouragement // Harvey, Mum, Timothy, Lucy F, Sarah D, Ollie H, Cole, Emily Hope Price, Alex & Sonja & Ari Aizenberg (& forthcoming Aizenbaby),
Belinda & William, Maryelizabeth & Moose, Paul & Benji & Tom and the lovely chaps at PledgeMusic.

Super special thanks to // Xavier Belanche Alonso, Jeremy O'Connor, Michael, Denelle & Matthew Cruikshank,
Tim Davies, Joakim Ferdinandsson, Pippi and Lilla Gubben, Danny Heinz, Andy Huang,
Simon Murgatroyd, Christopher Peacor, John Radi, Dr P Walton, and all the kind people who
pledged their hard-earned money towards the making of this record.

Dedicated to the memory of music-lovers Morgan Neely, Chris McPherson, & Justin Purcell.

// Artwork by Sophie Madeleine //

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Track Name: Parallel
Fade out the moon, pull up the sun
Count all the drops on what spiders have spun
Roll on with no destination
Escaping daily from the break

Slow train, creeping up double lines
Tracks curl together round the mountain side
and I, remember, they remind
me of sweet words you whispered when I lay

Parallel, parallel to you
I lay parallel parallel to you
Haunt me horizontally, you do
Lay me parallel parallel to you

Pull me under, and dye me blue
Paint me, any colour you want to
I'll be for-ev-er next to you
and every sun and moon will play me, lay me

Parallel, parallel to you
I lay parallel parallel to you
Haunt me horizontally, you do
Lay me parallel parallel to you
Track Name: Rufio
I don't want to fall in love
I dont want to ever grow up
The sooner you take, the sooner you take, the sooner you take my heart
The sooner the ache the sooner the ache the sooner the ache will start

and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I can hear those lost boys call to me
and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I can hear them calling 'cross the sea
and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh you're a beautiful face, a beautiful soul
but I'm far too young to ever grow oh oh oh oh old
oh oh oh oh old

I dont need to sing a duet
I dont need another regret

And the sooner you take, the sooner you take, the sooner you take my heart
The sooner the ache, the sooner the ache, the sooner the ache will start

and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I can hear those lost boys call to me
and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I can hear them calling 'cross the sea
and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh you're a beautiful face, a beautiful soul
but I'm far too young to ever grow oh oh oh oh old
oh oh oh oh old

got to fly, got to fight
got to fly got to fight
got to fly, got to fight, got to crow
got to fly, got to fight, got to crow
got to fly, got to fight, got to crow-ow-ow-oh

i don't want to fall in love
i dont want to ever grow up

the sooner you take the sooner you take, the sooner you take, my heart
the sooner the ache the sooner the ache the sooner the ache will start

I don't want to fall in love
I dont want to ever grow up
The sooner you take, the sooner you take, the sooner you take my heart
The sooner the ache the sooner the ache the sooner the ache will start

and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I can hear those lost boys call to me
and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I can hear them calling 'cross the sea
and oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh you're a beautiful face, a beautiful soul
but I'm far too young to ever grow oh oh oh oh old
oh oh oh oh old
Track Name: Count Me Like A Number
Take this heart of chalk as it crumbles in your hands
And then just draw around my body, that was never yours to have
And now that outline on the floor, the void that I have left
Well that's what you get, that's what you get.

When you count me like a number
Just another lover added to your list
Now you play me like a hopscotch
Jump right across my bleak abyss

Whooo made that mark upon your heart?
Whoo stole your soul?
Whooo changed your light side to dark?
Whooo keeps you so cold, so cold, so cold, so cold...?

Take my bitter words and taste them on your tongue
Perhaps they won't just go unheard, or shot down with your gun
You can't turn off a memory, shrug off an old regret
Well this is what you get, this is what you get

When you count me like a number
Just another lover added to your list
Now you play me like a hopscotch
Jump right across my bleak abyss

Whooo made that mark upon your heart?
Whoo stole your soul?
Whooo changed your light side to dark?
Whooo keeps you so cold, so cold, so cold, so cold...?

When you count me like a number
Just another lover added to your list
Now you play me like a hopscotch
Jump right across my bleak abyss

Now you kill me like a rumour
That goes no further never to exist
Now you treat me like a stranger
You don't remember my tender kiss
Track Name: Beautiful Lie
Hold your fire before you shoot me down
I'm no fool just a circus clown
And now you're baying for blood,
But I'd do anything to win your love

Me and my beautiful lie
We tell the truth all the time
I'm caught in a catch this is all that I have,
it's just me and my beautiful lie.
It's just me and my beautiful lie.

Listen here and I'll sing you a scene
A tender moment from someone else's dream
And I'll hide behind my disguise
With that face that dress and those empty eyes

Me and my beautiful lie
We tell the truth all the time
I'm caught in a catch this is all that I have,
it's just me and my beautiful lie.
It's just me and my beautiful lie.

Me and my beautiful lie
We tell the truth all the time
I'm caught in a catch this is all that I have,
it's just me and my beautiful lie.
It's just me and my beautiful lie.
It's just me and my beautiful lie.
Track Name: Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico

Picking up the telephone
Bakelite and bells and a muffled tone
Telling everything she knows
Pretty little traitor speaking code

She'll break you undercover
Then make you love her only

Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico

Sitting in a pink hotel room
Just another girl with a job to do
Waiting there to turn the screw
With nothing but a knife and a sweet perfume

She'll break you undercover
Then make you love her only
She'd never let you suffer
She'd never kill you slowly

Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico

She wouldn't be there if she didn't have a reason
(ba ba da ba ba ba da ba)
She only ever deals in dirty little secrets
(ba ba da ba ba ba da ba)
But she'd never let you suffer,
she'd never kill you slowly

Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico

Carrying electric charge
Wrapping up her soul in camouflage
Killer with a golden heart
You're just another crook to tear apart

Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico
Calico Calico rpt.
Track Name: Aviator
Don't drag me down with your rent cheques and your level heads
No, don't drag me down with your heartache and every mistake I make
and on the grouund there's a gun with my name on it, pointing at the clouds...pointing at the clouds

I will not be wound tighter than a snare drum, leaving me oh so numb...
Oh I cannot be bound to a keeper.
When I'm a dreamer, married to the sky

Oh my love, I am lost without leaving
I'm here but I'm so far gone
Oh my love you don't know how I feel it
catching me, pulling me towards the sun
and through thin air, and broken cloud
I'll stir the stars around, around
Oh my love, to be lost in the blue
But I won't ever grow a feather if I'm tied to you

Whoa etc.

..married to the sky,
My love, I am lost without leaving
I'm here but I'm so far gone
Oh my love you don't know how I feel it
catching me, pulling me towards the sun
and through thin air, and broken cloud
I'll stir the stars around, around
Oh my love, to be lost in the blue
But I won't ever grow a feather if I'm tied to you

Whoa etc.

Married to the sky.
Track Name: Automaton
Oil in the blood, wires under the skin
Cold metal pieces where bones should have been
Can't make love, with with all that woe
Numb to the touch with every single dose you take

Automaton, tick tock tick tock
Automaton, tick tock tick
Automaton, tick tock tick tock
Come on, you know you're better than this

Lost to the blue til you're found by the fix
That shiny blister pack of mind-numbing hits
Turning your screws winding up your gears
Pushing you through without a single tear

Automaton, tick tock tick tock
Automaton, tick tock tick
Automaton, tick tock tick tock
Come on, you know you're better than this

You're a lying machine
Lying to yourself
As you smoke up a screen
For everybody else
And now he's trying to love you
But you're not human enough to

Automaton, tick tock tick tock
Automaton, tick tock tick
Automaton, tick tock tick tock
Come on, you know you're better than this
Track Name: Love In Monochrome
Kiss me like you mean it
Break my neck in two
Hold me like I dreamed it
with a close-up on me and you.

Limbs are shaking, lips are closed
Suffocating in a cloud of smoke

Love in monochrome
Love in monochrome
Paint the gloss
Steal the show
Then steal my heart you silver ghost
Love in monochrome

Let me run my fingers through that oil slick
Leave a taste that lingers heavy on my lips
Now whisper something in my ear
Scripted nothings so insincere

Love in monochrome
Love in monochrome
Paint the gloss
Steal the show
Then steal my heart you silver ghost
Love in monochrome

Nothing ever lasts forever darling
No-one ever loves so long
Nothing ever lasts forever
But I want to believe you, keep you.
I've been broken by a picture show

Love in monochrome
Love in monochrome
Paint the gloss
Steal the show
Then steal my heart you silver ghost
Love in monochrome
Track Name: Let's Never Let Love
That smile you just shot me
That bullet of charm
You can save it and keep it for the blonde with the legs at the bar
I know what you are
But you sit at my table and tickle my spine
with those x-ray eyes that say oh my my oh my oh my

But there's a scene that is playing along in my head
And it has no beginning or middle, just one bitter end

Let's never let love get in the way
Let's keep it at just an infatuation
Let's leave it at lust and keep our hearts untaken
Let's never let love get in the way

You could just play me, or I could play you
We could start up a game if we only had nothing to do
But the minute we stop you'll be scratching your feet and you'll hate me for holding you back as you colour me green,
with every girl you see.

So put a kiss on my forehead instead of my lip
and I'll lend you a smile or a hand should you ever need it

Let's never let love get in the way
Let's keep it at just an infatuation
Let's leave it at lust and keep our hearts untaken
Let's never let love get in the way
Track Name: Swear
I could bite my tongue and cut it in two
No more words four letters long for you to undo

I could cancel the profane and the parts lovers love most
Just erase them from the page, they'll be words we'll never know

I'd remove my heart and give it to you
Lock my lip and kill my spark, you can have that too

I could let myself be saved from the syllables you dread
Those sequences of shapes that'll put you in a sweat

I swear to never not let you down,
I swear to never not mean it
I swear to never not make a sound
I swear to never not scream it I swear

You could turn your head and put me out of view
but you need me to perfect the part I play for you

I could cancel the profane and the parts lovers love most
Just erase them from the page, they'll be words we'll never know

I swear to never not let you down,
I swear to never not mean it
I swear to never not make a sound
I swear to never not scream it I swear
to never not let you down,
I swear to never not mean it
I swear to never not make a sound
I swear I swear...
Track Name: Triangle
Red lips, cigarette
Smiling through the bitterness
Couldn't care less if I live or die

Melt you at the knees, quoting poetry
Calling out your name like a battle cry

She stole your hand from out of mine,
but I'll be damned if I fall
I may be just a diamond in the rough,
But she is nothing but a triangle
a triangle a triangle

Superficial pout
Taxidermy mount
Stuck you on her arm,
Like a bad tattoo

She took everything
Killed your terrapin
Madcap laughs
and I mean you

She stole your hand from out of mine,
But I'll be damned if I fall
I may be just a diamond in the rough
but now you're nothing but a triangle
a triangle a triangle

You're just another shape
You're just another shape
you only got one side to you

Put on your little show
Pretty things all in a row
I may be corse but at least I'm true.

She stole your hand, from out of mine,
but I'll be damned if I fall
I may be just a diamond in the rough
but now you're nothing but a triangle
a triangle a triangle