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SIDE A:
1)The Stars
2) Better to be Human
3) Glass Horse
4) Souls
5) A Decade in the Shadows

SIDE B:
6) My Lizard Preacher
7) Small Town Hero
8) Citizen
9) Life is a Lens
10) Every Day I Wonder

THE STARS
Stolen someone elses thunder
Rode in on someone elses storm
Keeping two feet on the ground
No longer gravity cannot
Hold you down
On top of the world and laughing
Howling at the moon at night
Getting something out of nothing
Growling wings and taking flight
Into the stars that shine
Behind what is reality seeing beyond the universal
And the lightest touch that sets us free
Vitamin c and phds to be given
Beliefs never known
Wrapped up in a life
Not satisfying
On the edge of something
Beautiful that cannot be described.
Stop crying start smiling block out
The ambulance sirens
Caffine shakes and live wired
Head shringing all the time.

BETTER TO BE HUMAN
Life in slow motion can have its flaws
See something in the distance but you can’t change its course
If you were invisible you’d just be ignored
You’d offer salvation without any reward
It’s better to be human
Than super human
Happy to just be myself
It’s better to be human
Than super human
Happy just being myself
There’s champagne in first class
But not if you can fly
Maybe live forever only see your friends
And family die
Maybe stop a train in the pouring rain
But they still don’t run on time
Telepathy is not for me
I cannot stand the lies

GLASS HORSE
When this union begins to fade
And the paper moon is torn
Watch the world suffocate
In a plastic bag
So your ride a glass horse through the street
And feel it shatter underneath
Into the darkness
Let the horse break
Like the son your father hates
When your arms hide your veins
And the spoon is full of blood
All you held will escape
And leave you sad

SOULS
We can deconstruct reality and rearrange the parts
Lets try to make this world a better place
You’re in my thoughts.
But the pain of salvation is written in my face
With arms wide open, they reject my embrace
You’ve been at war with your self
You made me wear a crown of thorns
And the iron throne you made your home
Really isn’t yours,
Even if you took it by force.
Sketch your soul standing strong, this is crazy crazy love
Give confession to a priest. Your soul hangs above
You’ll be a ghost, a memory a voice in the dark
And you shall dine in hell, with memories laced with bitter laughs
You shall not ever rest in peace
You shall never ever fall asleep
Everyday shall be the same
Everyday’s the same.

A DECADE IN THE SHADOWS
Can’t answer the phone
My location’s unknown.
They broke my bones
And burnt my home, oh yeah.
I changed my name
They think that I’m dead.
And nothing remains
Never to return again.
I’m living in the shadows
Moving place to place.
Living life on the run
In the shadow of the shadows.
I’m living in the shadows
Moving place to place.
Living life on the run
In the shadow of the shadows.
There’s a horse’s head
And it’s in my bed.
Red dot on my chest
I’m infrared.
I won’t fall where I stand
I escape and make plans.
To leave this town
While I still can.
Living life on the run
In the shadows

MY LIZARD PREACHER
It began on a lazy winters morning, I was feeling psychopathic.
I was an octopus in waiting, a paper-faced clown, a lady's play thing.
She was my preacher, my lizard like creature, my addict and my teacher.
We use to brew so well together, back when I was a boy.
We drank together in devil's heaven, played with worms, and their toys.
She was my preacher, my lizard like creature, my addict and my teacher.
She smashed a talking mirror, with a hammer, the next day.
I thought my knuckles had been broken, my scars, burst into flames!

SMALL TOWN HERO
He held the world in his hands
But now his knuckles bleed
He used to think he had it all
But he’s had to sell his dreams
Small Town Hero you’re a Zero
When you moved it all went wrong
Just another fish in life’s big pond
Once he wore the peoples crown
But now there’s no respect
He can’t get laid or get good grades
So he has to cheat on tests.
Small Town Hero…
Years ago he was in the flow
But now the rivers dry
Out of the groove not in the mood
He stays at home, alone, at night
Small Town Hero…

CITIZEN
Questions written in deepest red lost on careless hands
The fiercest monsters from the sea drift across the sand
People born in Galilee ponder problems shelved with lies
Bony fingers grasp at throats so words can be denied
I’m see through
I’m just a citizen
Fragile and in pieces
I’m see through
I’m just a citizen
Fragile and in pieces
Light a match across a tongue bursting into flames
Body’s spasm like a genie contorted in a lamp
Lungs made of heavy iron drown in a sea of clownsI made my home in The last days of Rome
When the circus was in town

LIFE IS A LENS
Lady luck died laughing
Rolling down a hill
She kept my good ship sailing
But now I’m like a third wheel
In a sea of souls there are echoes
Of a hidden past
To know the truth you must look
Through the looking glass
Life is a lens
That magnifies
The best and worst of time
It’s a restless tide
You can change your mind
But can’t change your design
All the dogs were barking
Howling at the moon
Inside my mouth I was born
With a silver tongue and spoons
In a sea of lies I was baptised
Hidden from the truth
Never knew just who I was
Or who I should ask

EVERY DAY I WONDER
Brittle and bruise but still alive
There’s no where to hide
Just like the suns which leaves the sky
One day I’ll die
Everyday I wonder why
Why were we made to Die?
A little confused but still I try
I try to survive
Can’t I ask the question why
Why were we made to die?
Everyday I wonder why
Why were we made to Die?
Everyday I wonder why
Why were we made to Die?

Celebrating their 10 years partnership/friendship, Jim and Sean embarked to produce an album that had bits of older tunes and new ones. The Stars was written in 2005 and featured on Shock of the Cold's unreleased demo, "Reflections of Reality". Small Town Hero and Every Day I Wonder were also songs from the duo's backlog.


Released October 17, 2015
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered 08/2014 - 08/2015 at Viaduct Studios
All songs written, produced and copyrighted by
Dunlop/Radford 2015. All rights reserved.
Published by Monkey Chomp 2015
Represented by Viaduct Records
Cover art by Hill Dunlop

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