1st demo album: The Speed Of Sound At Tree Level

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The 1st album, running time 56'42" is twelve original songs.
The lyric booklet is provided as a 16-page PDF download with purchase of the album.

"Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear a merger between Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Lou Reed? Well, wonder no more! The vocals are dark and melancholy – they have an intense quality that makes me stop everything I’m doing and just listen. The music surrounding the words pulls me along like a tide, making me drift away from reality without even feeling that I have an option. The Speed of Sound have a definitive sound for these times."
Music vs The World

"unique and somehow in a time_capsule or timeless the 80s are a bit in there somehow somehwere but still it's *new*" Lord Litter Radio and web DJ (Berlin)"

“Has an excellent and confident air about it that I like, well produced and executed as well.” Don Campau Radio and Web DJ (California)

"A stonking blend of thoughtful lyrics awash with over angst and splendid guitars. Sixties influences abound but not in a trite or polite way. The twelve string Rickenbacker chops come out with vengeance so they never sound dated. You'll find humour and sadness, rage and softness amongst the superb set to be found on this disc. Vitriolic vocals and a lifetime of emotions all wrapped up in a fuzzed up coating. Smashing!" Matt - East Lothian, Scotland

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released March 30, 2011

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The Speed Of Sound UK

"atmospheric alternative rock".
John Armstrong guitar/vocals, AnnMarie Crowley - vocals/percussion, Kevin Roache bass & Paul Worthington drums, based in Manchester UK. Unfettered, unchained & independent since 1989.
They frequently play live in Manchester and elsewhere.
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Track Name: I See You Everywhere That I Go
I See You Everywhere That I Go

I see you everywhere that I go
And I hear you every place I am at
Its no good I can't gt away
I see you everywhere that I go

I see you everywhere that I go
Its your voice on the radio
You're looking at me from the TV screen
You're there o the cover of Magazines
I hear you every place I am at
You surround me its a basic fact
Where ever I loom you're sure to be there
Its tearing me up but you don't care
I see you everywhere that I go
There's no secret that you do not know
Where ever I am I'm here in your sight
I feel your eyes on me right through the night
I hear you every place I am at
Your voice finds me and it knocks me flat
I see you everywhere that I go
I hear you every place I am at
Its no good I can' get away
I see you everywhere that I go

Is no good I just can't get away
I look at you, you look at at me and it stays that way
You smile and wave but its not OK
You're watching me I'm watching you and it stays that way

I see you everywhere that I go
I hear you every place I am at
Its no good I can' get away
I see you everywhere that I go
Track Name: The Wargame
The Wargame

Silently searching cruising fifty feet down
Sealed orders are opened as the sweep hand reaches high
In the darkness of ocean a wargame has begun

Submariner crouches over green glowing screen
Watching, listening
In the darkness of ocean a wargame has begun

Far from alone the headphones are alive
Echoing with herring shoals as the order to dive
is relayed and obeyed

A trawler catches an oversize prize and is gone
A trawler catches an oversize prize and is gone
Track Name: Chalk Circle
Chalk Circle

I've drawn a chalk circle right around me
I'm going to stay in it I a never going to leave
It going to keep you out its going to keep you away
I'm on my own in here and that's how I want it to be

I put out the light and I stay inside
Sometimes its hell just staying alive
You can't touch me you can't even get near
I cant see anything that you describe

I know what it is to be so far down
There's no doubt about it I am underground
I see no evil I feel no pain
Nothing can reach through my chalk surround

I listen to the rhythm within me
I hear only sounds in my head
I do not move I seldom bother breathing
I sometimes wonder if I am dead
I sometimes wonder if I am dead

I am empty just an echoing jar
Remote and untouchable as the north star
My memories are fading into the past
I am now completely insular

I send out no signals, get none in return
I can not remember the things I have spurned
The turmoil is gone and I know only peace
I can not go back for the bridges are burned

I listen to the rhythm within me
I hear only sounds in my head
I do not move I seldom bother breathing
I sometimes wonder if I am dead
I sometimes wonder if I am dead

I know what it is to be so far down
There's no doubt about it I am underground
I see no evil I feel no pain
Nothing can reach through my chalk surround
I sometimes wonder
I sometimes wonder
I sometimes wonder
If I am dead
Track Name: Day In Day Out
Day In Day Out

Morning claws above the rooftops
Overcast and stale it rears
Through curtains twilight comes again
The tired grey dawn peers in
Silent figures languish while their freedom ticks away
As bottles chink outside another day begins

Untried dreams will die unperceived
As life is slowly marking time
Austere severe and cold
Echoing with the reprise
Of yet another day spent suffocating
In its routine

Count the minutes
Watch the clock
Day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out day in day out

And so another weekend
Brings its warm tender embrace
Sink into its famiiarity
Relax in its grasp
Comforting release from the turmoil for a while
But too soon its coming round again

Day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out, day in day out day in day out
Track Name: Drive
Drive

Feeling good and feeling fine
Feeling happy almost all the time
Got the sun on my back and a clear blue sky
Got to move and I don't know why

Wind in my hair I can't ask for more
Both hands on the wheel and one foot on the floor
The sky has never ever seen a cloud
Keep the sunglasses on and the radio loud

Nowhere to go but got to get there fast
Feeling real cool life is such a blast
There's nothing in front and there's no one behind
The road is all clear and its mine, mine, mine

Must have taken a wrong turn back there
It doesn't really matter I just don't care
Driving through the night it eventually dawns
None of this is real there's far too much corn

Where's the standing traffic? where's the contraflow?
Where are all those cones and the sign that says slow?
There's no roadworks and no traffic jams
Things are far too perfect this is advert land

I want to stay here I don't want to go back
This is the place and this is the life
Got to move got to keep moving
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,eat my dust

Burning up fuel hour after hour
Nothing else for it but to use this power
On a journey without purpose and without end
Got to keep moving right round the bend

Feeling good and feeling fine
Feels like I've driven right out of my mind
Got the sun on my back and a clear blue sky
Got to move and I don't know why
Track Name: Time Will Tell
Time Will Tell

Up from the well where she was thrown
Naked and screaming but not even bruised
Given the time the truth will come out

Locked away for one hundred years
Hidden silenced numbered and boxed
Embarrassment softly spirited away
Quietened subdued and quelled for a while

Time will tell - Time will tell
Unerringly climbing the rungs of time
Looking up light is just out of sight
Time will tell - Time will tell
Listen time passes in hours and days
Quietly creeping for one hundred years
In all that time she has never been heard
Patiently waiting as days tick by
Time will tell - Time will tell
Leaving the dank and the stale air behind
She emerges at last up from the well
Time will tell - Time will tell

Up from the well where she was thrown
Naked and screaming but not even bruised
Given the time the truth will come out
Clutching the branch of the birch tree in hand
Clutching the branch of the birch tree in hand
Clutching the branch of the birch tree in hand
Too late
Track Name: This Winterland
This Winterland

The cold cuts through you too in this winterland
Burning eyes devour you few who understand
Covering smothering shrouded in ice
Towers of silence void of life
Out of sight is out of our minds
No sentinel watching
This winterland

Gathering gathering
From far and wide
Chilling cries rise to the skies
Hair stands tall and lips drawn back
As the hunger deep within them turns to greed

Snarling tearing at the entrails
Saddened and pale the keen wind wails
Oil will flow and coal it will burn
While the knell tolls
Slowly beats the muffled drum

Blinding white now tarnished and grey
Snowed under in debris
and laid to waste
Soon sallow and pale this winterland

Drained and plundered
Then cast aside
Oil will flow and coal it will burn
While the knell tolls
Slowly beats the muffled drum
Track Name: Ghosts Of Grytviken
Ghosts Of Grytviken

The fleet is in today
Lapped and caressed by small harbour waves
In cold clear autumn sunlight
Flaking blistered corroding
Blind glass-less windows gape
Buckled plating grating
Grinding in the change
Beached like a whale
Partly submerged its carcass gone stale
The harpoon gun points skyward
Rusting at their moorings
Enduring
Their final abandonment

There are ghosts here now - only ghosts here now

In the whalers graveyard
And last the seasons tallyboard
Soundly and softly they sleep
Run off grooves are foaming red
Flenching knives cut till the harbour was dead
Deserted
Tranquility reigns here
Run off grooves are foaming red
Flenching knives cut till the harbour was dead
Deserted
In its peaceful calm

There are ghosts here now - only ghosts here now
Track Name: Keep It Quiet
Scream all you like it won't do any good
They say walls have ears but not for things like this
You might as well be shouting at the wilderness
They cover their ears and bolt the door
They won't hear anything at all
They can't admit it was ever like that

Keep it secret, keep it nice,
Keep it hidden, keep it out of sight,
Keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet

They cover their eyes and the will not see
Their blind eyes stare into infinity
They cant admit it has ever been like that

Keep it miles away, keep it tied and bound
Keep it out of sight, keep it underground
Keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet
Can they taste her blood, can they taste her sweat
Can they hear her screams, can she die just yet?
Keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet

Scream all you like it won't do any good
They say walls have ears but not for things like this
You might as well be shouting at the wilderness
Its too hot to move but we can't stay here
Take a walk down the streets on a reservoir bed
Try not to listen to what the weatherman said
Take a deep breath and prepare for the end
Grit your teeth close your eyes and hold on tight
Will it be all over tonight?

They talk and they talk on the TV shows
But they do nothing as the problem grows
They can't admit it has ever been like that

Keep it out of reach, keep it under wraps
Keep it filed away, keep it under a hat
Keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet

Can they feel her pulse, can they be so estranged
Can they hear her breath, can they ever change
Keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet, keep it quiet
Track Name: Love
Love

Make me breathe
Make me sigh
Make me close my eyes

Make me fly
Make me glide
Make me die inside

Make me lie
Make me cry
Make me die inside
Track Name: Lost Memory
I found you waiting in a lost memory
Where the wild coastline is lashed by the sea
Against the grey sky stands your silhouette
Your hair clings to the wind as it howls its regret
A fine fine wind mixes with the spray
As seagulls squeal and wheel in the sky
Behind you the colour has drained from the land
As monochrome marram grass is kicked by the wind
You blink as a sudden gust casts rain in your eyes
As the seascape before you heaves and subsides

Only you are not moving on that turbulent shore
Then you turn and you walk where the land meets the sea
Your coat billows a wake as you head back to me
Pebbles rattle and clatter as the last wave recedes
You found me waiting in a lost memory
Where the wild coastline is lashed by the sea

I found you waiting in a lost memory
Where the wild coastline is lashed by the sea
Where we turn and walk where the land meets the sea
We turn and walk where the land meets the sea
I found you waiting in a lost memory
Where the wild coastline is lashed by the sea
You found me waiting in a lost memory
Where the wild coastline is lashed by the sea
Track Name: Glide On By
Glide On By

Flowing in a boundless place
Echoing throughout space
How much was there left behind
Lost to sight forgotten now
Trying to find the perfect way
To spend another lonely day

Glide on by
Casting thoughts into the air
Riding on the solar flare
Counting ripples in the sun
Watching whirlpools in the sky
Trying to find the perfect way
To spend another empty day

Glide on by
So in touch, so in tune, but so far far so far far away
Sinking slowly through the mist
Its warmth enfolding outstretched limbs
In perfect isolation
There is nothing more to be
So here and so now
But so far far so far far away

Drifting further out of reach
Curling closer closer closer
Inside there is nose sense of time
No sense of anything at all
So relaxed, so complete
But so far far so far far away

Glide on by
Remember when they felt so near
Terrified and gripped by fear
Clasping tightly holding on
Let go let go and fall
Spiraling out of control
Drawn towards the dark black hole
Inside there is no sense of time
No sense of anything at all
Retreat to meet the void within
Where nothingness is everything
How much was there left behind
Lost to sight forgotten now
Trying to find the perfect way
To spend another precious day

Glide on by
So in touch so in tune
but so far far so far away
Deeper deeper deeper still
Wrapped in soft solitude
Encased on comforts lair
Where all there is has always been
So far far so far far away

Glide on by
Flowing in a boundless place
Echoing throughout space
How much was there left behind
Lost to sight forgotten now
Trying to find the perfect way
To spend another lonely day

Glide on by
Casting thoughts into the air
Riding on the solar flare
Counting ripples in the sun
Watching whirlpools in the sky
Trying to find the perfect way
To spend another empty day

Glide on by
So in touch, so in tune, but so far far so far far away
Sinking slowly through the mist
Its warmth enfolding outstretched limbs
In perfect isolation
There is nothing more to be
So here and so now

Deeper deeper deeper still
Wrapped in soft solitude
Encased on comforts lair
Where all there is has always been
So far far so far far away
Glide on by