The life and times of everyone, ever

by 30000 Days

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    The debut album from UK artist 30,000 Days. 30,000 Days aka Nick Holywell-Walker spent 11 years as sideman in highly influential UK band Killing Joke.
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released April 15, 2011

Produced, Performed and Mixed by 30,000 Days with additional production by Tim Burns, Richard Causon and Joe Leach. For full credits see 30,000 Days.co.uk

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Track Name: Dream has come
Well I’m following the river downstream
To where the muntjacks graze
And I’m carried by the voices in my head
And I need no friend

Shackled to this fading star we’re doing what we can, we can

Shiver at this information, paradise is lost, is lost

And the dream has come, and the dream has gone,
We blew out the fires and moved us on

Well I wanted to be whole before I go, to where the tall trees grow

Well the beauty that was seen and was know, and will pass us by

Shackled to this fading star we’re doing what we can, we can

Shiver at this information, paradise is lost, is lost

And the dream has come, and the dream has gone,
We blew out the fires and moved us on
Track Name: Yesterday's Song
Out in the summerhouse that year, we hung our hammocks in the breeze, looked up at heavens full of stars, and we swapped our secrets in a haze, ooh yesterday's gone little girl, it's too late to change the world, yesterday's gone little girl, you reach out and nobody's there. If I was standing in the road, with no direction of my own, would you come running like a stream? To wake up this desert I've become. Ooh yesterday's gone little girl, it's too late to change the world, yesterday's gone little girl, you reach out and nobody's there. I came back to find you, the fountain had dried up to stone, I saw no reflection, the glass in the windows had gone, and overgrown lawns, the brambles and thorns scratched my eyes, and stumbling alone, I left them to grow to the sky. Once you were shackled now you're free, so get yourself where you wanna be, and kick back at the negativity, and clean out the junk room in your head...
Track Name: Star of Gemini
You sell the universe’s weight in gold
With the power of the feelings that you fail to show
If ever there was an emotional seed
You leave it in the long grass for the birds to eat

You wake up in a sweat because you feel that you may feel love, like it’s a disease that you’re carrying in your blood, but don’t extinguish this flame oh please, until you’ve lived by its warm light

Only seeking amends, I filled my head with your pain again, I was praying for you but now it’s too late, too late, too late oh, To feel your love, to feel your love

You never know the meaning of your own mind,
When the star of Gemini is in your sign
You only ever seek what you know will destroy,
You only ever leave it to chance

You wake up in a sweat because you feel that you may feel love, like it’s a disease that you’re carrying in your blood, you only ever grasp what you know’s gonna burn,
only ever shy from the things that you need to learn

Only seeking amends, I filled my head with your pain again, I was praying for you but now it’s too late, too late, too late oh, to feel your love, to feel your love
Track Name: Come alive
Talking in my sleep, I was calling into the night
I walked to lover’s leap, in the morning, to greet the light

How many days till the century’s over, with the moon my shoulders, together we can roam.

Take me by surprise, and we’ll seize the day, in some way
See what the shadows hide, as they fall away against the light

So many times when the fantasies shatter in the moments that matter, together we can roam

Chorus: When you’re feeling like you wanna be falling down, see the stars in the sky and come alive, well the earth and the trees and the skies so dark, well they’ll all be there when you get home

I watched you pass away, like the melting snow, it’s time to go, and I’ve fallen like a stone from the highs I’ve known…they come and go

So many times when the glimpses of madness steal the place of your gladness, together we can roam

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Track Name: Good to be home
You don’t cut me no slack, you’re driving me off the rails
Don’t want to be the moral to no cautionary tales, you’ve been gone for too long

Gonna get me some sleep, I’m gonna lose the thread
Found my way upstairs but the devil was asleep in my bed, you’ve been gone for too long

We’ll be riding high there’s still a fire in my eye
Gonna lay down low until the time is right

Oh lay me down, it’s good to be home
Standing alone in all this company,
Slipping into an after dark routine

You don’t give me no clues I’m supposed to prophesise?
All the raising of the wrecks well it’s bringing such tears to these eyes,
You’ve been gone for too long.

I’m gonna fill your days- there’s still a curtain to be raised
I’m gonna make it plain that no-ones turned away from my place

Chorus
Track Name: Take me back
Yesterday’s papers, are bleached by the sun
Tumbling in the outflow of the aircon, like a miracle gone sour, I watch for an hour

You caught yourself stealing, and turned yourself in,
Embarrassed that you failed to spot yourself in the identity parade, but errors are made

We rise alone….

Take me back to when the moment’s begun,
‘cause what I dream is what will come, what I dream is what will come

The desperate doorways that lead to your shores,
The painted over cataracht glass, that steals your light of day, take it away,

Cos mornings are empty, and evenings the same,
And sometimes in the small hours I will open my eyes and feel like I can see it all for what it is, for what it is

We rise alone

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Track Name: Colour meets sound
Feel the reason blowing in this wind
I believed that you were lost to me
Man there’s something burning in my blood
Can’t relieve it with philosophy

Hear my call, cos in my dreams I’m home…

Open your arms out to me, in this steelbound morning
I run my soul aground, where the colour meets sound, where the colour meets sound

Prove to me that this is not a dream
I’ll believe it when you fall away
Energies that lingered that a curse
See them fading into history

Even now, I feel your love somehow

Open your arms out to me, in this steelbound morning
I run my soul aground, where the colour meets sound, where the colour meets sound
Track Name: Scribing an arc
The city of lies held a gun to my head, alright
Counting my silver, and counting my dead, alright
I lost my horizon and I lost my beliefs, alright
I stunbles in time to a hole in the ground, alright now

Your cinema smile has torn up my plans for today
But when we compromise, you know we can’t be right,
You know I’ve been blind

Scribing an arc from my fear of the dark till my soul knows the way

Quenching your thirst when you’ve seen every well in your life run dry

When all of the stains on my soul washed away, alright
I dreamed the same dream for ten years and a day, alright
With cast of steel from the civilised world, alright,
We fashioned a boat and we fled to the south, alright now

Your cinema smile has torn up my plans for today
But when we compromise, you know we can’t be right,
You know I’ve been blind

Scribing an arc from my fear of the dark to the light of day

Quenching your thirst when you’ve seen every well in your life run dry
Track Name: Watchful eye
I caught a glimpse a waking dream
The stranded souls were tugging at my sleeves
We’re chasing something something that we just can’t hold, It’s always over the next hill baby….

Spirit us down some love my little one, running will keep us warm oh


Destroying angels in a place of power, a swarm of bees around your favourite flower,
I had a vision but I just can’t tell, I wouldn’t want it to spoil the party

Innocence will protect us little one, safe as a loaded gun,

Well you’ve got to turn this ship around,
There’s some kind of broken souls aboard,
They’re sick with a burning fever, alone in a fitful sleep oh
And the answers come when we stop looking

Just throwing stones into an ocean pool, has taught you more than twenty years of school, you fight your tendency to drift away, you only want to believe in something

Spirit us down some love my little one, running will keep us warm
Track Name: Feel this age
Speak to me my fading flower my friend,
It seems to me your fortunes never change
We burning on the Zenith of this wave,
See the hordes of angels cry for us

And I feel this age and feel it turn
And I throw myself to flames that turn

It’s little known place I roam

Winds don’t blow where the comfort seekers go,
Ease my load on this hard and heavy road

The turning of this chequered fate is sealed
But love will make these hollow creatures real
Oh the days I’ve strained my neck to see
And all the time we’re failing history

Fill these sails, come and lift them like a veil
Worlds may turn, there’s a rhythm we can learn

And I feel this age and feel it turn
And I throw myself to flames that turn

It’s little known place I roam

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