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

by The Speed Of Sound

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1.
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
2.
The Wargame 01:46
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
3.
Chalk Circle 05:23
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
4.
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
5.
Drive 04:23
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Love 02:11
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
11.
Lost Memory 05:37
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
12.
Glide On By 08:30
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

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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 guitar & John Broadhurst - drums, based in Manchester UK. Unfettered, unchained & independent since 1989.
They frequently play live in Manchester and elsewhere.
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