Faceless (2014)

by Shrink the Giant

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THIS IS THE 2nd TWELVE-SONG ALBUM BY SHRINK THE GIANT.

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released December 4, 2014

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Like Bowie and Beck, Shrink the Giant's discography seems to suffer from a multiple personality disorder. They boast an infectious diversity of styles, with mood swings from playful to thoughtful, marked by outbursts of indie-pop mania and occasional, alternative, spacy seclusion. If Paramore adopted the child of Metric and Flaming Lips, it would probably be named "Shrink the Giant." ... more

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Track Name: Southwalk
I had a Southwalk
They made me two sock
Couldn't listen
I had a Southwalk

CHORUS:
You don't know my name
Sleeping in your chair
Couldn't be the same
'Cause my leg is low
And time is flowing backwards
In the classroom full of rubbish
Feeding seagulls with a smirk
You wanna take a walk?

You got a shirt stain
Rode the crazy train
The kids are dancing
You got a shirt stain

CHORUS
Track Name: Question Mark
Fence side, you say you need more time.
My mind is full of cross-hatched lines.
I'll retreat before the knife goes in,
Cause I have brighter threads to spin.

CHORUS:
I think I'm ready to go, whether you like it or not.
You know there's greater control than any of us have got.
And it feels like we've come so far, but this is just the start,
Cause I've come to realize I'd rather live my life
With a spark, on question mark -
On a question mark
On a question, I'm gonna make my mark.

Tell me just where I need to be.
I wasn't sculpted to be another repeat.
Hand me the fire and I will take it and run.
Show me the way, I'm pointed straight for the sun.

CHORUS

guitar/violin solo

And it feels like we've come so far, but this is just the start,
Cause I've come to realize I'd rather live my life
With a spark, on question mark -
On a question mark
On a question, I'm gonna make my mark.
On a question mark
On a question mark
On a question, I'm gonna make my mark.
Track Name: Lovely Lucy
Don't try to tell me where I should be paying my attention,
'Cause I can tell that you're working under less than good intentions.
You disrespected your father, and your mother too.
Do you even have to ask why I run away from you?

CHORUS INTRO:
But hey, I've got a plan and I'm sticking to it.
And you coulda had one too, but you threw it (away).
Don't try to tell me why I should end up just like you.
Oh, when you call I won't come around 'cause I got better things to do.

CHORUS:
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, lovely Lucy.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, lovely Lucy.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, ain't following you,
'Cause of all the last things, that's the most last thing that I would ever do.

Was it you who led King David astray?
Was it you who told the Hebrews not to pray?
You are the dragon who drew the third part with your tail,
But bow down your seven heads 'cause my soul is not for sale.

BRIDGE INTO CHORUS
CHORUS

bass solo

BRIDGE INTO CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Sly
You've got your shield and you've got your sword;
A hard drop on the sundown side.
You're the kind of mind who wouldn't mind the silver screen.

CHORUS:
You're now torn - been knocking on a broken door.
When it's over, it's over. You've won what should have been yours.
Speak, now sleep. You're buried six feet deep.
It's over, it's over. Gone with the demons in me.

A curious move and you punk the prize - right in the face.
Eye on the crosshair, licking your lips.
You're sly. Now you're sailing back home on a burning, sinking, ship.

CHORUS

trumpet solo

CHORUS X3
Track Name: Crash
It came – as you dreamt about your dream
Of a time not long ago
And you knew all that you know
And it was easy

You saw – things are not just as they seem
When you close the world around you
And the lies all felt so true and nothing mattered
Cause the life that you had made
Had grey of every shade but no one noticed
Like the damage from the termites
Stays hidden from the sunlight – until the fall

And then – their angel faces cried
They uncovered all the dirt
As your hands delivered hurt
The love was jaded
Escaping from the scene
With a rusted limousine in misted darkness
No return address could ever fix the mess of the lives you traded

You wake from the nightmare of your choices
You want to go back home but the signal on the phone is always busy
You show up at the door afraid of all the horror of your past
You hesitate to knock – awaiting the unlocking of emotion

You turn – cause you don’t think you can face them
To tell them that you’re sorry
This never was the story that you wanted told
You couldn’t see it coming
When the lights were all so blinding and you lost control
You haven’t slept an hour
Reviewing all the details of the day they died
You didn’t mean to do it
You didn’t mean to do it did you?
You didn’t mean to do it
You didn’t mean to do it did you?
You didn’t mean to do it
You didn’t mean to do it
You didn’t mean to do it
You didn’t mean to do it
Track Name: Riptide
You’re far from here
You plant your feet
The train passes by, but you never meet
Tear it off so you start to feel
I think about it
I write it down
Send it on its way, but you still might drown
You just might sink
It’s time to swim
You better fight or you’re going in

CHORUS:
You’ve got to clear your head
Of all the crushing things they said
Learn to feel your blood flow
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
You’re in the riptide
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
You’re in the riptide
Move aside

It started calm
Then you got wet
It’s amazing how easily you forget
Just how it was when it was smooth
We pulled for you
They moved you through
You started helping when they needed you to
You felt the strain
You hurt your brain
Do you really want to feel the pain?

CHORUS

Don’t fight the current to get free
Don’t fight the current to get free
Don’t fight the current to get free
Move aside

CHORUS
Track Name: Super Eights
I’m awake, I’m awake; oh I’m awake
No time to waste, I won’t wait; let’s go away
Why don’t you see my thoughts the way I do?
‘Cause I know just what it is I want to do
Open up my skull – what do you see?
Super-Eights of you, laughing at me
Laughing at me-ee-ee-ee!
Laughing at me-ee-ee-ee!

The story’s old, but the plot is new
Spindles spin, voices choose
Stories told by me and you
Tales we win, heads they lose

I’m awake, I’m awake; oh I’m awake
No time to waste, I won’t wait; let’s go away
Why don’t you see the world the way I do?
‘Cause I know just what it is you ought to do
Open up my skull – what do you see?
Super-Eights of you, laughing at me
Laughing at me-ee-ee-ee!
Laughing at me-ee-ee-ee!
Track Name: First World
Fingers never saw the stains.
Never had a song to write.
Couldn’t really know the pain;
Don’t have to when you really never have to learn to fight.

Fingers click to raise the game.
Never gets the story right.
Hunger doesn’t feel the same;
It don’t have to when you really never know the day from night.

It’s time to see the size of every people’s monster's eyes.
They are so last in a first world.
They are so big in your small world.
You’ll waste away.
You’ll waste away.

Fingers open up the door.
Never want to punch the stone.
No more fighting in this war.
Don’t have to when you really never have to be alone.

It’s time to see the size of every people’s monster's eyes
They are so last in a first world.
They are so big in your small world.
You’ll waste away.
You’ll waste away.

You’re in a first world. You’re in a small world. (X5)
Track Name: Response to Creep
You think I think I am better than
You think you are nothing but a
Creep and crawl around my skin
When all you are is suffering.

You're a different breed and you don't know but
I think you are just like me and you are

Specialties in all I see
But there's just one for you and me
And we don't need perfection yet
Just sing with me our strange duet

You're a different breed and you don't know but
I think you are just like me
Let's fly
Let's fly
Track Name: Faceless
Love is lost
A lying truth
Did you lose it?
Did it lose you?
Alone
Alone

Wish that I’d known
How you’d fallen
Sunken weightless
Drifted home

CHORUS:
There’s a light on
In a dead man’s house
I hear breathing
Though the flame’s gone out
The voices always call
The ache is never dull
Inside your spinning stall
The neighbors look inside
To see your chosen God
But you can never hide
[Don’t let it be you
Don’t let it be you
It’s so easy] X4

Pay the price
Pay it soon
You’re not alone
With your sweet tooth
I’m here
We’re here – there there

Wish that you’d known
How we’d call
Hurt is faceless
For us all

CHORUS
Track Name: Fast and Far
All of us – and all of you are one
And when you lose, you never lose til you’re undone
Give and take
You’re here and you’re there
Running for the curve
You never swerve until you’re scared
No need to be scared

CHORUS:
Our eyes are wild and free
and brighter than the golden setting sun (Oh oh oh oh oh) X2
Bare feet are moving through the grass
brain clouds won’t spoil all our fun (Oh oh oh oh oh) X2
These floating teletrees will someday be ours
‘Til then we’ll learn to deal
We’ll learn to live with all of our scars
Run fast and run far
Run fast and run far

Don’t stone wall the ones who love to love you.
Just let ‘em know their thoughts are not past due
Grab a pen or grab a steel blade
Let it softly shout,
You’ll write your solemn vow and get away
It’s time to get away.

CHORUS

Run, run, run (run fast and run far). X2

CHORUS
Track Name: Heart Break Down
I wanna see your heart break down.
I wanna see your feet give out.
And when your smile begins to fade,
I want you to know that you'll be okay.

We're still young and bold,
But our hearts will grow old and tired from
The weight of the world
And when all is said
And we're done - we're dead
Will you dance with me
Till the lights don't meet?

I wanna see your heart break down.
I wanna see your feet give out.
And when your smile begins to fade,
I want you to know that you'll be okay.
You'll be okay.