Exit Decades Album

Artist(s): Cut City

Tracklist

Like Ashes, Like Millions

length: 4:47

I've got the devil by my bedside
We talk from time to time
About our favourite son
And the bells that chime
I've got deserters as companions
I need the battles to stay in place
But I really can't make it rhyme with safe
Like ashes like millions of private things
We lead them decieve them
Still to remain
We used to burn bad bridges
We used to point our fingers and laugh
We disappeared but we never left
Parting's all I know of heaven
And all I need of hell
So I seek the places where sickness dwell

Manoeuvres

length: 3:18
What compels you to know the nerves in their lives
Never staged bitterness quite like this
Some proposal - you're not welcome here
Urge calling - you're not welcome here
Maps redrawn to fit a broken frame that you still hold dear
From now on you should know last gasps always sound the same
Isn't it obvious your ways cost
Isn't it obvious it's not a just cause
Sum the sins and make haste for the harvest
Poised to play with a former friend

They catch your fall with already broken backs
They catch your every fall

Cut idle arteries

Ideas hatched under circumstances
Where we're left from old romances
And the treachery trickles down

Numb Boys

length: 3:09
Beggars should be choosers when chased away
Come call the trenches our homes
There are places for people like us
How coloured just everything
With hands of young numb boys
But we're older should be wiser
Stupidity will only secure some time away
And interest in this is just acted out vague

How sinister would you aim to be
If you could claim this s***e as your own
I guess that exit wounds hold more than (this)

Anticipation

length: 2:59
This time drunken eyes weigh on
These are the days that we get
You've got to lay down your arms
Sometimes tired hands are just that
These are the days that we get
You've got to lay down your arms

Damaged

I replaced all the windmills
The certain gestures that hurt
Realized that hope returns as rivalry
Could these arrested thoughts
Entertain the days
When hate's the grace of passion
We fashion failures now

There's no virtue so vulgar
Applauded and embraced
When finding common ground
As we act upon innocense

Every loss and mistake
That I try to retrace
Is obscured and distorted
Fallen out of place
But where's the light
That defined our lives
It's the acts of children that we
Can count as our own

I accepted it all
Yes I accepted it all
The points made out so lightly
End up everywhere
Oh the dreams they confess
Just what I need to hear
So I sleep to forget
I regret the windmills now

But there's no light
That defines our lives
It's the acts of children that we
Refuse to disown

Such Verve

length: 3:02
Are you running for or from
Enemies or subtleties
There's such verve such nerve
So you send them all away
Let them wait for the sake of waiting
They're disappearing
You're disappointing

Don't wait up
Embracing alarm bells
Will do you know good

No a***ogy can explain
The resentment laid
You're just desperate
It easily echoes here
Because you can't put it all to rest
Certain voices come to stress
Your wit won't save you
Your wit will fail you

You never will be born again
Certainly be torn again
Hexed by petty ghosts of old
And the silence of the devil's choir
Left you wholly uninspired
Hexed by petty ghosts of old

Could the sirens be your wake-up call
From the sleep you think is wonderful
Hexed by petty ghosts of old
Will you run to the darkest corner
Wish everthing was gone and
Stay hexed by ghosts of old

Rival Trial

length: 2:59
Dear catastrophes and friends
I sold myself short this time
It reveals more of how I conceive this play
Can't count the times I've turned to you in dismay
But I would never...
Different hands draw different things
I disregarded that
But I invented ways to buy myself some time
Can honestly say I've got nothing left to hide
But I would never...
Dear catastrophes and friends
I tapped into something cold
The tables turned a second time with both ends burning bright
Because push never came to shove just a distant sound of cries
But would I ever...

Realize this exit's waging end
I'll be really careful
Realize that I can't block out this no
Apologies are pending

Just Pornography (For M.E.)

length: 4:09

I will tell you this

Will alone won't bluff your way through this
Remarkably a smile worth remembering
Too few of those wish they were closer
Too few of those wish they were closer

What are you thinking of?
A question that bears such tragedy
Because I can't explain the world's refrain
But it's happening
Shrug of shoulders from share-holders
With a terrible nervous grin
Shatterd dreams and sewn-up seams
This is now uncertainty unfolds

This world's a way
Of letting you feel you're smart and funny
But you emptied your wit's barrel
The corridor's getting narrow
And the drugs can't even get you out of bed

Your life's just pornography
Recited from bad scripts
You're in the dark searching for exit signs
When someone said it's beyond even me to change this
It's beyond even me to change this

The Dull Miles (Exit Decades)

length: 6:02

Memories fall short wouldn't you believe
That's why we name streets after thieves
Some hundred miles - waiting
Some hundred miles - waiting

We marry our hands to our heads and shake
Because it's the only response to why remain here, remain here

We marry our hands to our heads and shake
Because it's the only response to why remain here, remain here

Memories fall short wouldn't you believe
To the lighthouse some sheep will flee
Some hundred miles - waiting
Some hundred miles - waiting

We marry our hands to our heads and shake
Because it's the only response to why remain here, remain here

We marry our hands to our heads and shake
Because it's the only response to why remain here, remain here

Marginal voices
Marginal voices
Marginal voices
Bounce from distant walls

We marry our hands to our heads and shake
Because it's the only response to why remain here, remain here