Against A Dark Background

by The Gifted

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credits

released August 29, 2016

the gifted: against a dark background

written and performed by andy clarke
produced by andy clarke
assisted by gennie dyson & izzy

recorded and mixed at hit it with a hammer studio, sheffield
mastered by andy clarke

executive producers:
mike dyson
rosie dyson

artwork by nicole yorke
art design and direction by nicole yorke & andy clarke

the gifted live:
andy clarke
gennie dyson
izzy

with thanks to:
rachel bax, michael newlyn blake, jason burke, matt cope, mikie daugherty, eddy deegan, christopher hernandez, michael holmes, rachael jordan, drode oliver, marie reynolds, phil reynolds, robert tyrell & olivia webster.

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Track Name: Time Is The Fire (In Which We Burn)
Tick, Tock,
Ticking of the clock,
Ringing in my ears,
Echoing my fears,
Whispering to me,

Tick, Tock.

I feel the hands pushing me,
Catching up with me,
Overtaking me,
Overwhelming me.

I don't sleep,
I sleep to much,
I don't eat,
Yet my body's full,
I'm sick of always feeling this way,
All of these distractions make me lose my way.

I need to walk away,
I need to walk away,
Come back another day,
But there's no time.

Time is the fire in which we burn,
Time is the predator from which we run.

I feel the hands pushing me,
Catching up with me,
Overtaking me,
Overwhelming me,
I feel the hands pushing me,
Catching up with me,
Overtaking me,
Overwhelming me.
Track Name: Shut Up, Sit Down
Take a look at your reflection,
Look your self deep in the eye,
Ask yourself this little question,
How far can you see inside?

Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down,
Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down,
Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down,
Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down.

Have you had enough attention?
Are you going to open wide for more?

Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down,
Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down,
Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down,
Shut the fuck up sit the fuck down.

Now I don't know,
Just who you think you are,
But we've got a problem,
'Cause this time you've gone too far.
Track Name: We Are Sand
We are the sand within the glass,
We are small and oh so insignificant,
As we drain away,
You are the sand that makes the glass,
You are tall but you are cracked,
Crumbling under the weight of us all,
You can't contain us anymore,
You can't contain us anymore,
You can't contain us anymore,
You can't contain us anymore.

You can't contain us anymore,
You're cracked and broken on the floor,
Crumbling under the weight of us all,
You can't contain us anymore,
You're cracked and broken on the floor,
Crumbling under the weight of us all.

Your were meant to show us love,
Care and understaning,
Take our hand and guide us through the rain,
But we chose our own path,
We're not the same as you,
No longer your reflection,
Your perfect image remade,
We don't need you any more,
We don't need you any more.

You can't contain us anymore,
You're cracked and broken on the floor,
Crumbling under the weight of us all,
You can't contain us anymore,
You're cracked and broken on the floor,
Crumbling under the weight of us all.

We are the sand that breaks the glass,
We are the sand that breaks the glass,
We are the sand that breaks the glass,
We are the sand that breaks the glass.

You can't contain us anymore,
You're cracked and broken on the floor,
Crumbling under the weight of us all,
You can't contain us anymore,
You're cracked and broken on the floor,
Crumbling under the weight of us all.

We are the sand that breaks the glass,
You can't contain us anymore,
We are the sand that breaks the glass,
We don't need you anymore,
We are the sand that breaks the glass,
You can't contain us anymore,
We are the sand that breaks the glass,
We are sand.
Track Name: Acedia
I gave you more than one last chance,
I gave you all the time in the world,
But what did you do?
You did nothing,
But what did you do?
You did nothing.

Don't make me walk away,
From you,
Don't make me walk away,
From you.

You pushed me,
Then pushed some more,
I let you push too far.

But what did I do?
I did nothing,
But what did I do?
I did nothing.

Don't make me walk away,
From you,
Don't make me walk away,
From you.

I let this go too far,
I let this go too far,
I let this go too far,
I let this go too far.

You did nothing to make me stay,
Now you watch me walk away,
You did nothing to make me stay,
Now you watch me walk away,
You did nothing to make me stay,
Now you watch me walk away,
You did nothing to make me stay,
Now you watch me walk away,
You did nothing to make me stay,
Now you watch me walk away.
Track Name: Weightless
I feel something I don't understand,
The evidence sits in my hand,
Breaking all I held as true,
Shattering everything.

Oh I feel so weightless,
Oh I feel so weightless.

Confused paradoxical view,
More than one possible truth,
Nothing is quite as it seems,
I'm tearing apart.

Oh I feel so weightless,
Oh I feel so weightless.

Trying to grasp what it right in front of me,
The truth of it all is only just out of reach,
Trying to grasp what it right in front of me,
The truth of it all is only just out of reach.

There's got to be some other way,
There's got to be some other way,
There's got to be some other way,
There's got to be some other way.

Oh I feel so weightless,
There's got to be some other way,
Oh I feel so weightless,
There's got to be some other way,
Oh I feel so weightless,
There's got to be some other way,
Oh I feel so weightless,
There's got to be some other way.
Track Name: Nothing You Can Do
I am the one who will take this away from you,
Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do,
I am the one who will taunt and belittle you,
Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do,
I will take what's left of your dignity,
Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do,
I will make you hate every part of me,
Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do.

I am the one who will swear to protect you,
Stab you in the back betray your trust and neglect you,
Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do.

We don't give a fuck,
We don't give a fuck,
We don't give a fuck about you,
We don't give a fuck,
We don't give a fuck,
We don't give a fuck about you.

We don't give a fuck about you,
And there's nothing you can do,
No we don't give a fuck about you.

Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do.
Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do.
Nothing you can do,
Nothing you can do.
Nothing.