Everything Changes

by The Speed Of Sound

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    Limited edition, signed and numbered first pressing, heavy 170g vinyl LP with glass pressed double CD set
    Plus - a 297x297mm insert poster, a double-sided A4 poster and a full colour inner sleeve with the lyrics to all twenty songs.
    LP run time 34’:04” total CD run time including bonus songs 76’:46”

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1.
Shut All The Clubs: Business invests and business infests The developers dream runs wild Bohemia shrinks the public blinks The city is restyled A glass fronted gym and retail opportunities Make up the empire of the bland The heart of the city beats its last as computers boot up The developers rub their hands The artists move out as rents shoot up Atmosphere makes its final stand The heart of the city is replaced with empty offices The development goes as planned Business invests business divests The developers dream runs wild Bohemia shrinks the public drinks And the city is defiled Corporatise, sanitise, big it up with PR lies, Shut all the clubs tear down the pubs Sear it all and cauterise So that we can have more luxury flats 'Cos living in the city - thats where its at
2.
I Can't Say 03:00
I Can't Say I can’t say what I feel today But when the wind does blow It makes the branches sway I can stay among this decay With the carrion crow That feels betrayed Are we just clay For the gods at play And will all human toil just fade away Like the leaves that fall In the autumn rain They have no choice and they feel no pain
3.
Maid Of The Grey Intangible; ephemeral, she’s moving in white mist of mildew Beckoning, she calls you in, the soft soft cloud, but will you? Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey Monochrome girl Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey, maid of the grey, Maid of the grey Step into the swirling breath and draw down deep the damp miasma See her looming in the fret, coiling tendrils whirl around her Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey Monochrome girl Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey You see her, but not now you see her and she fades away You see her and she fades away She fades away She fades From phantoms grey stone granite forms as Medusa turns her head And holds her gaze while serpents writhe; where has the future fled? Monochrome girl – carved out of the grey Monochrome girl Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey, maid of the grey Maid of the grey
4.
Only Everything Temptation reaches out an open hand Erase the future erase all the plans In the heat of the moment the steering goes Into the rapids there’s no control The cataract and maelstrom devour all As the world tips over and begins to fall There’s only one thing one thing perceived You’d better scratch that itch until it bleeds Temptation waiting behind the closed door Turn the handle let it grip with its claws There’s no danger give in to the call Lose sense of balance lose sense of it all There’s no use resisting so go ahead Relax oh what it is to be mislead There’s only one thing one thing perceived You’d better scratch that itch until it bleeds Temptation only offers everything Go on go on walk right in Spinning round in the ever swirling flow Dragged down in the undertow There’s never a choice so answer the call Swept over the edge of the waterfall There’s only one thing one thing perceived You’d better scratch that itch until it bleeds
5.
Little Miss Restless Little miss restless lying on her bed Rain hits the window like the thoughts in her head Drops come together and run down to the sill She wants to move and she wants to stay still Her legs want to run and her mind wants to sleep She can’t concentrate the waters run so deep Little miss restless sitting in her room Spins another record because now is too soon Distracted putting eyeliner on She can’t think about what's on what’s going on She wants to stamp her feet and to curl round and round She wants to relax and wants to shake the town Little miss restless is dancing; dancing in her mind Living alone in her head the only peace she will find Little miss restless is dancing; dancing in her mind Living alone in her head the only peace she will find Little miss restless going out for the night Shuts the door behind turning out the light Always searching looking for something She doesn’t know what it could be anything She’ll know it when she finds it and then her soul will sing She’ll know it when she finds it and then her soul will sing Little miss restless is dancing; dancing in her mind Living alone in her head the only peace she will find She’ll know it when she finds it and then her soul will sing She’ll know it when she finds it and then her soul will sing
6.
The Moment Is Now We move through the darkness with nothing else there No ground to stand on, no seat or chair The future is with us the past will recede The moment, the moment is now Compressed then stretched out watch time run slow Nothing happened before this nothing else to know Sparks fly from our fingers fusion everywhere The moment, the moment is now The moment, the moment is now, the moment the moment is now With nothing else to know; the moment, the moment is now Expanding at light speed Einstein is law To fill all the spaces until they distort Dark matter and white light pulsing in waves The moment, the moment is now
7.
Girl On The Roof Stop all the traffic there’s a girl on the roof There’s no convincing her she won’t accept proof She’s above it all she’s looking down Happy on the ledge just hanging around Above the cars above the streets Sitting on the ledge she’s swinging her feet She’s looking down, she’s looking down She’s looking down, she’s looking down Stop all the traffic there’s a girl on the roof Waving and pointing will be no use She’s above it; she’s looking down She seems to like this view of town Wave and shout through your megaphone Nothing to see here so - move along She’s looking down, she’s looking down She’s looking down, she’s looking down She doesn’t need a reason to explain This is her world this is her domain She knows everything she see it all Watching everything she’s not going to fall But if you ask her why she’s there Really she just wants to be closer to the sun Stop all the traffic there’s a girl on the roof She’s not going to jump; she’s just looking for truth She’s above it and she’s looking down She wants to stay above the ground We’re not going to find truth down there Got to get up got to get up those stairs – right now Come on I’m running up the stairs going to meet her on the rooftop Get up the stairs Get on the roof
8.
Seen It All Before I have seen it all before And I know before it’s started what’s in store No surprises anymore Jaded and callous to the core There’s more to this than meets the eye More than words can describe They shriek like harpies in the sky Above a land so arid and dry I have thrown it all away Drove through the night to hear you say There’s nothing left of yesterday Only the future and today I have seen it all before But this is different I want more I have seen it all before But this is different I want more
9.
Karin B 03:53
Karin B The tide will change But she stays the same Karin B she roams the sea The moon will change But she stays the same Karin B she’s coming back to me Cursed as a wanderer she can set no foot on land With a shrouded cargo and a crew of the damned If no one will take her she’ll disappear Into the sea mist and deepest fear Forgotten she’ll wander decay and corrode Harbour the peril of her unknown load The seasons change But she stays the same Karin B she roams the sea The fashions change but she stays the same Karin B she’s coming back to me No welcome land fall where she can go to ground Her position a blank chart she’s lost and not found Rest on the seabed as one more ghost ship Gone and unthought of until her secret slips Bursting seeping spread beneath the waves No one will ever find her unmarked grave No one will ever put flowers on her grave No one will ever find her unmarked grave The tide will change But she stays the same Karin B she roams the sea The moon will change But she stays the same Karin B she’s coming back to me The seasons change But she stays the same Karin B she roams the sea The fashions change but she stays the same Karin B she’s coming back to me The tide will change But she stays the same Karin B she roams the sea The wind will change But she stays the same Karin B coming coming back to me
10.
Always Seems To Fall A rapid blur of moments memories entwined The past becomes the future leaves itself behind Hourglass sands run out of sight time speeds they are gone Inverted they fall again repeating ever on Darkness falls out of the sky and wraps around the passer by Splashing trough deep pools of light running home all through the night On a night like this it always seems to fall Splintered colours and fractured lives I see it all when I look outside and On a night like this it always seems to fall A constant swirl of motion an ever changing flow A circuit of chaos the city is always go A circle of transit running day and night Unceasing movement a never ending flight Darkness falls out of the sky and wraps around the passer by Splashing trough deep pools of light running home all through the night On a night like this it always seems to fall Splintered colours and fractured lives I see it all when I look outside and On a night like this it always seems to fall
11.
Checkpoint Charlie Guten Tag Ihren Pass bitte Ja und auch die Zoll und Devisenerklärung Was ist der Griund der Einreise in die DDR? Ich bin ein Berliner
12.
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 on the cover of Magazines I hear you every place I am at You surround me its a basic fact Where ever I look 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
13.
The Wargame 01:56
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 In the darkness of ocean a wargame has begun A trawler catches an oversize prize and is gone A trawler catches an oversize prize and is gone
14.
Chalk Circle 04:55
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 stay 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 hear 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, I 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
15.
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 Clock in, clock 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
16.
Checkered Land: Step through the mirror in your living room And enter the gardens that you'll never leave those rooted voices are calling your name Will you ever see your little Dinah again Will you ever come to understand You've cried those tears before but they're made of sand Now you see in red and white You shall be queen before the fall of night As you pass from square to square and as you move from here to there You hear of a man who is in the cells You will find out you have met him before He's guilty now but he has done no wrong You could join him there before too long You could be the one who is judging him What is this place that you are in And where's the queen has she changed to you? Don't you think you'll be changing too? As you pass from square to square and as you move from here to there From the narrow wall things are explained Now its your move so its off to war The feuding mascots drum you away Like the leaders of the day You were taken prisoner on your way The white night came and rode away You take the queen, you shake and shake She purrs so loud until you awake As you pass from square to square and as you move from here to there As you pass from square to square and as you move from here to there
17.
The Changes 04:30
The Changes I don't know what I'm thinking anymore My mind runs in spirals and crashes on the floor I pick up the pieces and put them away At the back of the draw where no one can see But I can feel the changes creeping over me I don't know where all this is going to I'm just spinning round wearing out both my shoes I try to go forwards but my feet walk back To those places I know where no one can see I can feel the changes creeping over me Something is changing its altering me I don't feel the same I just feel the change in me I don't know what I'm trying to lose I collect all my things and watch them for clues I sit up in the dark and push at the walls One day they might move but still they can't see But I can feel the changes creeping over me I don't know what I'm looking at now I don't recognise it but feel I should somehow None of this is mine I don't know where it came from Why can't they see? But I can feel the changes creeping over me
18.
Uhrwerk 03:36
Uhrwerk I lose myself in side your world your cold steel finger grind me down I've got no time to stop and think no time at all to call my own We are the pieces in your jigsaw You fit us into shape and you take our minds So that we can't see you've stolen our time If you want to go forwards then go twice as fast You'll need that pace to keep standing still We live the nightmare of your dreams And as I awake the alarm bell screams I look at the clock and the time it says is not my own but yours instead
19.
Sit By The River Fallen leaves float down the river Sweep the past aside The weeping-willow cries discreetly Tears for our lives The grass that sways in lazy sunshine Never asking why As afternoon drifts into evening Through my half-closed eyes The setting sun is slowly sinking in a blood orange sky The shadows reach my fingertips and hover for a while I'm going to sit by the river where the swans glide by I'm going to sit by the river or maybe lie I'm going to sit by the river and close my eyes Darker shades of summer madness Drifting through my mind Filling me with thoughts of sadness Of things I can not find Water glides past stepping stones Not holding back the flow The river goddess singing softly To the cooling meadow Watching colours in the sky As visions come and go The clouds slide by as silent watchers Of the play below Resting in the mellow evening of your afterglow A gentle breeze sighs through the trees leaving me alone
20.
There's No One There It seems there's nothing that I can depend on There's no one I can rely on I can't even try to escape I know I'm trapped and I know I'm alone There's no one there I can't do anything in the state that I'm in It'd help to talk but no one's listening I know I'm slowly losing my mind I can't stop it I'm on my own There's no one there There's no way out From this abyss There's no escape In this dreamscape There's no release From this quagmire There's no rescue Because the fates conspire There's no one there Depression has got a hold over me Nothing I can do to set me free I'm tired of living in confusion But there's no way out and I'm alone There's no one there

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Everything Changes is a hybrid format album comprising 170g heavy black vinyl LP with ten songs running to 34'04"and also containing a glass stamped CD insert with those ten songs, plus an additional ten bonus tracks. The total CD run time is 76'46".
There is full colour inner sleeve with the lyrics and also printed inserts.
The digital version has a pdf lyric booklet.

Everything Changes.

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released December 6, 2016

The Speed Of Sound are:
John Armstrong - guitars/vocals
Anne-Marie Crowley - guitars/vocals
Kevin Roache - bass guitars
Paul Worthington - drums

Thanks to:
Lucy Power for the flute on Little Miss Restless and to Lord Litter for being our DDR Border Guard on Checkpoint Charlie.

Special thanks to:
Staggy and David Wilcox for repeated use of their immense mixing expertise and advice
The Miller Centre University Of Virginia (for allowing use of JFK on Checkpoint Charlie)
Maxine Green for the hand drawn sketches of the band and their gear on the insert sheet
The Sandstorm Sharkfin Plectrum (without which many more guitar strings would snap)
and to Maria Garduno Chaves for tireless behind the scenes assistance.

And also: thanks to all our friends and relations who have hardly seen us for the last year or more while the album has taken physical form
And to EVERYONE that buys it and supports independent music.
Keep it real.
Play loud and play often.

All songs © John Armstrong
Recorded between 1 September 2015 and 18 January 2016 at Seed Studios Manchester
Engineered by Raul Carreno
Additional recording at Bryn Elwy
CD Bonus Songs recorded at:
Seed Studios (Engineered by Raul Carreno)
SSR (Engineered by Sarunas Raudonis)
and Riverside (engineered by Zachary Whittaker)
additional recording on the CD bonus songs at Bryn Elwy
and also at Pariser Str. 10179 Berlin
Post production mastering by Adam Crossley at Pro-Rec

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"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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