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by We Keep The City Running

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released February 26, 2016

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We Keep The City Running London, UK

We Keep The City Running were a post/indie band from London, UK. Their sound lay somewhere between the soaring, tremolo- driven textures of instrumental rock, the rich sonic wash of early 90s guitar bands and a densely layered wall of sound.

After parting ways in early 2016, all members of the band are now involved in new projects.
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Track Name: Ashes
one by one they marched along
innocent, without doubt
scarlet rings, fathers bury sons
a great miasma fallout

the city burns down
the city's burning down

and so they march in two by two
through charcoal streets and black towns
ash clouds frame the amber hue
a mother and child cry out

the city burns down
the city burns down
the city's burning down

one by one we all fall down
this city's burning down
Track Name: An Apology
now there's nothing that I can say
to clear the damage away
and there's nothing that I can undo
to bring us back from the wall
nothing more will ever repay
nothing more will make you stay

you see I only had eyes for myself
consumed with targets and plans
and I wanted you to fall in line
with how I thought it should be
now there's nothing I wouldn't change
now I’ve only got myself to blame
but it's too little too late
no second chances remain
it's always the same

What will it take, what will it take to make me see clear?
You know the truth is, i don't know any other way
Track Name: Relics
we were riding high
all desires were in supply
before it stopped
everything came our way
get the job, the house, the wife
get connected and set up for life
before it stopped
nothing got away

now there's a chill
vultures circling the kill
before too long
nothing matters
there was nothing you could say
nothing i could do to change my ways
before long i knew you'd punish my mistakes

now you’re lying on the slab
the life torn from your eyes

long lost friend
my long lost friend
long lost friend
what could I do?

(you, why you)
long lost friend
my long lost friend
long lost friend
nothing really changed
Track Name: A Bloody Victorious Defeat (Reset:Renew)
even though i feel fine, i know it's eating me inside
a silent stalking enemy
cellular ranks drawing their malignant battle lines
send in the chemical blitzkrieg

should i fight or run away?
should i fight or run away?

caught in a crimson crossfire, as blood cell bullets whistle by
telegrams of sympathy
prison time is slow time, hooked to a chain of drip feed lines
a bloody victorious defeat

should i fight or run away?
should i fight or run away?
should i fight or run away?
what will be will be anyway
should i fight or run away?

i'm not alone, no i'm not alone, no i'm not alone
together, together, together, together
Track Name: We're Important
if i.... i'm important?
then why... does this feel like a cage?
i used to dream of flying, dream of floating away
i used to dream of flying, up and out these chains
but something changed...

a sigh.... of resignation
and lies... installed as faith
i used to dream I was flying, thought we could float away
i used to dream of flying, that there would be escape...
but something changed...
Track Name: After The Fall (Shutdown:Repeat)
mother what's become of my heart?
father what's become of your heart?
here we are, we're falling downwards... so far
lover what's become of who we are?

there's no way in, there's no way out
there's no way in, there's no way out
stuck in a bell jar
the truth is often further than it seems

there's no way up, there's no way down
there's no way up, there's no way down
stuck in a bell jar
the truth is often further than it seems

denials and grand delusions
fake smiles and mass illusions
stuck in a bell jar
the truth is often further than it seems

revile in sick seclusion
at mock trials and feigned confusion
stuck in a bell jar
the truth is often further than it seems

the wolves they're clawing at the door
with tongues sharp like a knife
an eye for an eye just makes us all go blind
out of sight is out of mind

if all feels lost and there's nothing you can do
i'll be right there, know i can be your guide
cos even if they're coming after you
don't be afraid, know i am on your side

The higher we rise the further we fall, we fall

if all feels lost and there's nothing you can do
i'll be right there, know i can be your guide
cos even if they're coming after you
don't be afraid, know i am on your side

calm... the nightmare's passed away
calm... the beast in slumber lays
calm... the nightmare's passed away
calm... the beast in slumber lays
calm... the night has passed, awake my child
tomorrow is another day, another day

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