Vicious Circle

by Calum Carlyle

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One, two, three, four, five We'll never make it out alive Five, six, seven, eight, nine A, B, C, D, E This'll go down in history It's true we live in interesting times Social justice, massive change Feels like we're on a shooting range We're gonna have to hope for the best Tryin'a make it all work out Don't even know what it's all about This life is truly a test They never told us it would be this way All the world is hungry and in pain So we've got to stand up and say what we've got to say Or things will always stay the same Because now one, two, three, four, five We'll never make it out alive Five, six, seven, eight, nine I said now A, B, C, D, E This'll go down in history It's true we live in interesting times Social justice, massive change It feels like we're on a shooting range We're gonna have to hope for the best Tryin'a make it all work out Don't even know what it's all about This life is truly a test, truly a test In the middle east they've got their conflicts, y'know And all around the world, there's famine and war But we turn a blind eye, yeah, because charity begins at home But we're all part of it so what are we waiting for? We can't wait any more! I said now, one, two, three, four, five We're never gonna make it out alive Five, six, seven, eight, nine Yeah well now, A, B, C, D, E I said this'll go down in history It's true we live in interesting times Now, social justice, massive change It feels like we're on a shooting range We're gonna have to hope for the best Tryin'a make it all work out Don't even know what it is all about Well, this life, brother, is truly a test, truly a test
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As i see you through the mist it seems i've found you Almost as a dream it seems as though it's not true When i saw you there i stared, i couldn't help it Floating through the dawn, a perfect, frozen, moment Your skin, softer than the snow Your lips, hotter than the Sun Your eyes, burning in my soul What am i to do, i couldn't even tell you What was in the air was everywhere i turned to There was only time and space for just an instant Caught forever in my mind, a perfect moment Your skin, softer than the snow Your lips, hotter than the Sun Your eyes, burning in my soul Burning in my soul
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New Toy 02:04
Got a new car, got a new car, got a new car Wanna see what it can do? Got a TV, flat screen HD TV, but i gotta get something new Got a new job, got a new job, got a new job Gonna earn more than before Got a new house, got a new house Got a new garden and a kitchen and a new front door I gotta get a new toy I need a new toy Gotta get a new girlfriend gotta get a new girl Got a girl but i need something more Gotta get a new kind of fix Gotta get a new fix till i'm lying face down on the floor Gotta get a new kind of mind, gotta get a new mind 'Cos my mind;s got a mind of its own Gotta get a life, got to get a life baby Gotta get out of my head and into the zone I gotta get a new toy I need a new toy I need a new toy, yeah! Alright I gotta get a new toy I need a new toy I gotta get a new toy I need a new toy
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Computer 04:23
Look into my eyes And i'll show you something But don't take away my flies And don't jump on a spring 'Cos i can't control myself and i don't want to play computer anymore I can't control myself and i don't want to play computer anymore Eat more tobacco And throw yourself away Watch your own hand grow And never ever complain I can't control myself and i don't want to play computer anymore I can't control myself and i don't want to play computer anymore Sing a sad song And give yourself a plan Find a shoe where you belong Telephone a man 'Cos i can't control myself and i don't want to play computer anymore I can't control myself and i don't want to play computer anymore
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Fade Away 05:27
Carry on without me I don't mind the pain Carry on regardless It's all the same I won't be there this evening I won't be there again But please go on without me Anyway... Anyway... Anyway... Anyway... Anyway.....
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Iron Gates 04:40
Behind the iron gates i stand and wait 'Til you take me home But you never come Because i'm made wrong Because i'm defective That's the reason the gates are here That's what we're told And what if i could smile, could you love me, for one day? Or maybe you could just pretend And what if i could cry, would you love me? We could play Maybe i could be like a friend So the unloveable wait Behind this locked iron gate Sometimes i wonder just who put it here, can i have a clue? Was it us or was it you? And what if i could smile, could you love me, for one day? Or maybe you could just pretend And what if i could cry, would you love me? We could play Maybe i could be like a friend
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My heart Is bleeding Now My hope Was pinned on you But you're gone... Why'd you leave that way? Why'd you take so long to say? So many years I thought you loved me But I was mistaken... Oh my heart Oh my breaking, broken heart So many memories So many times we dreamed Holding hands But you were just Pretending
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I never should have opened up and said All the things that were running through my head 'Cos you didn't want to listen, to the things i had to say You just gave me your opinion, and turned away (and turned away) Don't call me crazy, I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy No I'm not Now the box is open, there's no going back You're aware of all the things you think i lack And you don't want to hear, any other point of view You'll never listen to me, like i listened to you (listened to you) Don't call me crazy, I'm not crazy, I'm not crazy No I'm not
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Code up Extracted formant, release the format Check the library Define Variable reason In season, like that Open the loop, if-then-else is cute Seek the sought Weaken the bought End the line, like that Rule of the black hat Open doors With no key Seek the flaws Kill your security Wanting more Than you are Hacker lore Be the best you can be Lock tight, examine the lines Distribute denial, exploit targets, strip back One piece at a time Firewall down and past the ghosts in the machine Packet disclose, reload, rewind Malware Anywhere Like that Rule of the black hat Open doors With no key Seek the flaws Kill your security Wanting more Than you are Hacker lore Be the best you can be
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Try Harder 02:53
Pushing shit uphill would be far Easier than living life like this You try your best to do your best and Every hit you aim for is a miss But where is it leading to? What do they want you to do? 'Cos you try... Okay, you aren't perfect but at Least you make the effort you don't stop And all around you charming smiles and Greasy handshakes rise up to the top But how did those people win While you somehow got chucked in the bin? 'Cos you try... Something just isn't right 'Cos everything has turned out shite Pushing shit uphill would be far Easier than living life like this No matter what you do your name will Always be on someone else's list But you try...

about

This album has been a long time in the making.
I had always wanted to form a big electric rock band and record this as a big psychedelic double album in a huge expensive studio. That hasn't happened. It's a solo album, recorded largely at home and on the fly, but given the very limited constraints available to me i am very happy with how it all turned out, and i hope you are too.

It contains several tracks written as part of the FAWM or 50/90 songwriting challenges, and many of these are collaborations, the details of which can be found on each individual song's page, and in the liner artwork, for those who download.

I've got a huge list of thank yous, but i don't think i have space for them all. Thanks go to all my co-writers, everyone i've ever been in a band with in The Lapels, The Ferny Brackens, Neoviolet, The Urban Folk Crowd and The Mixed Reactions, my parents, of course, and everyone who's supported and been a part of this ongoing musical journey.

This album is also dedicated to Donald Tiso, a big supporter of local music who would have been one of the first to purchase it, if he were still with us.

I hope you enjoy "Vicious Circle", it's the album i've been trying to make for years, so turn it up, and rock on!

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released January 23, 2015

All songs written and performed by Calum Carlyle, unless otherwise stated, copyright Ⓒ 2015 Calum Carlyle.

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I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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