Silent Cynic

by Sophie Madeleine

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1.
Parallel 04:21
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
2.
Rufio 03:51
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
3.
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
4.
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.
5.
Calico 03:25
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.
6.
Aviator 03:57
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.
7.
Automaton 03:29
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Swear 04:02
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...
11.
Triangle 03:08
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

credits

released January 6, 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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