Traps

by The Diomedes

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released March 17, 2017

The Diomedes

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Leyton / London duo who play soaring indie melodies, soundscapes, riffs and howling synths.

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Track Name: No Sleepwalking
I want to tell you a tale thats never told
So not the one where we don’t die or get old
The one that we all know but can’t believe, can’t admit,
And if you’ll listen as well it won’t go back in its box
I’d like to spin a truth thats never been heard
The curtain falls and all thats left is absurd
Know it but look past the fact life is ridiculous
No walls and only one chance
Just break all the rules that you can

So what we fighting for?
An idea that somewhere there is something more
So what we fighting for?
For our lives
Only this and nothing more
I know where we’re going and what will follow
Its madness and this way it (comes)

Come count the times that you give chance a meaning
Pre-programmed infiltration; roots running deep
And as we grow on falsehoods all truths lie just enough
To crack the balancing act, to break the odds tip them back
Let’s write a story where no one need break free
Accept the chaos its beauty embodied
No one is pulling levers; don’t think about it
Break all the rules that you can
Just don’t try and see how it ends
So what we fighting for?
An idea that somewhere there is something more
So what we fighting for?
For our lives.
Only this and nothing more
I know where we’re going and what will follow
Its madness and this way it comes

Comes for your best then still takes the rest
Madness has come
Don’t stop or it’s won

Don’t think about it
No sleepwalking
You’d only want to feel it again

So what we fighting for?
An idea that somewhere there is something more
So what we fighting for?
For our lives.
Only this and nothing more

I know where we’re going and what will follow
Its madness that’s coming and this way it flows
The only reason to pull meaning
From inconsequence
Is to try avoid the truth
Lids off the box now for good
Just don’t try to see what it’s holding for you
Track Name: Masquerade
Find your feet and then find where they are
Check the walls to make sure you're alive
Clutch a pulse found through thickest of skin
Endings never hurt much to begin

Masquerade into a perfect storm
Shed existence to prove you were born
Hold together all the madness calm
Find your feet then find where they are

You might not find a way to make some sense at all
Never become aware of what you're looking for
And so just carry on without a hope or cause
Just prove no-body can cut out your voice

And so hold your line
Hold your nerve
As your moments fall
Losing your mind
Won't be hard
When it’s all that’s yours

Find your feet and then find what they're for
Kicking breaking down all closing doors
Moving closer with no lasting glance
No collapses
Just an endless crash

Cause theres no other way thats making sense at all
And all the words have failed to scratch through endless walls
But always carry on without a hope or cause
Just prove no-body can cut out your voice

And so hold your line
Hold your nerve
As your moments fall
Losing your mind
Won't be hard
When it’s all that’s yours

Gather endings all into a start
Waking breaking up the old facades
Surface faces made to fall apart
Everyone builds up
Traps; pyres to burn
Let’s light them up

So hold your line
Hold your nerve
As your moments fall
Losing your mind
Won't be hard
When it’s all that’s yours
So hold your line
Hold your nerve
As your moments fall
Losing your mind
Won't be hard
When it’s all that’s yours
As faces fall
It’s only yours, only yours.

Find your feet and then find where they are
Endings never hurt much at the start
Track Name: Gasp
Hi can you tell me what it is that happens next
What’s the new way to make the floor fall away?
Could be something from me it could be something from you
It’s going to need to be really something
The tallest barrier
The oldest boundary
A new strain of impossible

If dealing out belief
There’s nothing worth less than your easy

I'm only asking you turn the unstoppable round
I'm only asking you grind the immovable down
I'm only hoping that you break resistance every day
I'm only hoping that we can say hello again

So who's grasping on to what will happen next
One foot forwards tightening up the blindfold
Do you feel the unease do you feel the edge
It’s got to be a way of feeling something
The tallest barrier
The ostracisers in
A new strain of terror is here

It'll chill you to the core
The only thing you’ve ever hoped for

I'm only asking you turn the unstoppable round
I'm only asking you grind the immovable down
I'm only asking that you break resistance every day
I'm only hoping that we can say hello again

Life's come so far
Down racing lines
That trace out the hardest truth
That out of control is easier than impossible

You found your own way up so now find a down
And if it turns out you can’t
Just up and escape

I'm only asking you turn the unstoppable round
I'm only asking you grind the immovable down
I'm only asking that you break resistance every day
I'm only hoping that we can say hello again
That we can say hello again
That we can say hello again
We can say hello again
We can say hello again
We can say hello again
Track Name: Tension Head
Reset, reset, architect
Tension, tension, tension head
Amnesia, amnesia, panic set
Tension, tension, tension head

I can't try and tell you what’s happening
If you won't get a handle on the state you're in
Pushing back the walls to see the roof cave in
Holding your rope and its tightening
Don't know where I am where I am
And I can’t tell you that I’m only looking for something
Don't fancy your odds or your chances
But I'll still, take on all, bets

Question, question, time to end
Tension, Tension, Tension Head
Loathing, goading an ascent
Tension, Tension, Tension Head
 
Can't say you haven't heard the message yet
That you can't take control; it’s all been outbred
So it’s not the cage that starts to tilt
It’s the night and the day; they only spin spin spin
Is there a way to survive in a world that's selling its barricades
Can’t breathe, can’t medicate
As the rope tightens, no joke
Force, fall away
Don't play their games

Can you survive as the panic sets?
I don't like your chances but I'm taking bets
Draw out last stakes
No compromise and no relent
It’s the only deal you have that keeps your head
Sign the line sign the line for a life reset
Then we'll go on down and be your architect

Come get undone with me
Come get undone with me
Come get undone with me
Before you'll only want to beg and plead
Track Name: Our Dying Glow
Seal off the door and we'll rattle around
Pair of survivors just awaiting an ending
And though we know we're the last of our kind
I'm never letting you out
When they strike me down
I'm lighting you up

A convocation as our numbers are thinning
Silent companions extract from the dark
And though the risk is only getting hot headed
I'm never putting you out

If they strike me down
I'm lighting you up
And together we'll glow
And glow
Our dying glow
Like there's one place left to go

I can tell by the look in your eye
That you’re only ever waiting for something
A single moment or a second last chance
To get your buttons pushed

If they strike me down
I'm lighting you up
And together we'll glow
And glow
Our dying glow
Now there's one place left to go

We'll travel through a certain new shade of red
Burn our tops down right down to the ends
Just to prove they shouldn’t leave us together
We’ll only ever be each other's touch paper

There's an end that we both know is coming
And though it's needed no one will admit it
A grasping clutch and a rise in the dark
And one last flash in the air

When they strike me down
I'm lighting you up
And together we'll glow
And glow
Our dying glow
Like there's one place left to go
Track Name: The Tower
Vaults locks and keys
Tumblers click into place
Keeping from sight
Concealed passage ways
Designed to hide
Halls never meant to hold you
If old ways are built in stone never accept them
You only need make your own door

Born minus key streets will lurch in on you
No care for lives changed just to play a tune

But fall right through
And break through the other side
They're waiting for you
To fall right through alive

Higher and higher
Climbing their walls
Higher and higher
Harder we fall
Higher and higher
Climbing their walls
Higher and higher
Abandon control
Higher and higher
Climbing their walls
Higher and higher
Harder we fall
No one can ever take it from you
The very last thing you’ll ever do
 
But fall right through
And break through the other side
Your bones will tell you, To focus true
One clear thought one clear sight
Recalls the one truth, You’ll need ever know
Don’t worry; just fight

Higher and higher
Climbing their walls
Higher and higher
Harder to fall
Higher and higher
Climbing their walls
Higher and higher
Abandon control

Gathering speed
So fast it hurts
So fast the air will burn
One chance to survive
The fall that is coming is falling faster

Fall right through
Break through the other side
They're waiting for you
To fall right through
Breaking through all eye lines
If I can’t even catch myself
How could I catch someone else
If your falling you may as well drop
As hard as you can and laugh till the end
Fall right through
Break through the other side
Then maybe we’ll pretend
We came back again
Or we never even heard left

Higher and higher
Climbing their walls
Higher and higher
Building a stall
Higher and higher
Climbing their walls
Higher and higher
Abandon control
We’ll know what’s true
When they come and find you
Track Name: Spoiling
Pole straight and hostile
His eyes bore a hole through solid air
Music bowed bodies
Heat sticks clothes to skin
Have another sip
Pole straight and hostile
The room decides to keep its distance
Eyes strain for contact
Try to form a word
And instead collapse

Spies an inversion
The room circles toward its centre
You know the type
All that black hole charm crushing air from lungs

Do you see?
Eyes protrude throb red so no he don’t; clearly
He sees his pulsating insectoid gut crawl free
Bones pushing against skin

Lights
Lights blaze and ink
This is it
Window panes pool in liquid cresting rings
Flowing molten as paint blisters bursting
Bodies lifting
Watch it burn; a world ending

Pole Straight and hostile
Leave the room for oppressive night
Black hole flares a smoke
Pole straight and hostile
A light to hand

Do you see?
Eyes protrude throb red so no he don’t; clearly
He sees his pulsating insectoid gut crawl free
Bones pushing against skin

Lights
Lights blaze and ink
This is it
Window panes pool in liquid cresting rings
Flowing molten as paint blisters bursting
Bodies fall, lifting

And now tomorrow's caving in
And then the next day's shattering
And then again again it all begins

He waits for an apocalypse to come
Waiting he crawls though his life never certain
Insect inheritance

Lights
Lights blaze and ink
This is it
Window panes pool in liquid cresting rings
Flowing molten as paint blisters bursting
Bodies fall, lifting

And now tomorrow's caving in
And then the next day's shattering
And then again again it all begins
And then tomorrow's caving in
And then the next day's spiraling
And then again again and
Imaginations a wonderful thing
Track Name: This Place Is Electric
This place is electric
It screams the ends in light
Static and fluid
Cold heat lashes your sight
Light up the night lines
Defining all lit sparks
Electric memories are crawling in from the past
 
They’ll bind you if they don't first light you right up
And though before you'd try to slip by
Now there’s no more hiding
 
Because I hear all the cries
There's a howling that'll tear right through your night tonight

Calling
Passing the cut aways
Smiling
Grinning at gone mistakes
Burning
Feeding a flame with a fire
Breathing
Drowning in all lost days
Gasping
Coveting words misspent
Howling
A ghost of a life just slipped by
 
This place is frenetic
Just feel the heat discharge
The lights all vibrating
Try stop and set your heart
You knew it was coming
Still chose to find the dark
A cold shadows reaching up and taking a grasp
 
All saying we all tried turning you round
And though before you've tried to slip by
Now there’s no more hiding

Now we hear all your cries
We’re a howling; we'll tear right through your life tonight

Calling
Passing the cut aways
Smiling
Grinning at gone mistakes
Burning
Feeding a flame with a fire
Breathing
Drowning in all lost days
Gasping
Coveting words misspent
Howling
A ghost of a life just slipped by
Calling, calling, howling

We'll tear right through you tonight
Tear right through
You want us to
We'll tear you through alright
Track Name: Wishing Games
Breath
And live with it
Let the tension flow loose
I only long for the noise
That which can’t be diffused
 
That thickens the blood
Removes the air that’s our last
Ease suffocates
I need it
It’s my trap

So I know now it’s a prison and a passage out
All our doorways one the same
And I’ll know now where they’re leading
There’s one way to find out

Because I might have been wrong
And I might have been right
It’s not important if you just try
There’ll be no walls standing left to climb
 
Traps and happenstance
Grind the gears of this world
You’re either caught or create
But it only ever starts with words
And you were only ever right
You’re the one thing I can’t leave behind
So no saving anticipation
Moments falling,
No one waiting
No pulling sense out from a truth or lie
So it’s goodbye
I’m ready
  
No delaying, no more waiting
No more counting times a changing
No more chasing boundaries fading
No more days to keep on breaking

Now it’s a prison and a passage out
All are doorways one the same
And I’ll know now where they’re leading
There’s one way to find out

So I know now it’s a prison and a passage out
All are doorways one the same
And I’ll know now where they’re leading
There’s one way left to try now

Because I might have been wrong
And I might have been right
It’s not important if you just try
There’ll be no walls standing left to climb
But show me a heart that beats without a desire

Be careful with your wishing games
You'll only have yourself to blame
Be careful with your wishing games
You'll only have yourself to break