home

The words behind the music, a glimpse into the unpleasant
collective psyche of the Misnomer crew.



PROMO


'Genius'


Wrapped inside a near-motionless heart
Stored inside a cold harmony
Something we like to call maturity

Stains of hope that used to live in the past
Distant cries of a now forgotten promise
The reflection that is smeared
Eternal youth isn't a reality
There is no such thing as destiny

Where did I put my happy face?
Where did I put my happy face again?


'If I Could'


If I could tell you a little about myself
I'd be someone better, I'd be someone else
Vices of old, virtues of new
Someone borrowed, I'd be someone blue

When you're feeling like there's more

When the buildings are falling around my head tonight
I can cope
When the angels are dancing around my bed tonight
I won't go

And if you knew me the way I know myself
You'd just keep on moving and leave me on the shelf
Vices of old, virtues of new
Someone borrowed, someone blue

When you're feeling like there's more

When the buildings are falling around my head tonight
I can cope
When the angels are dancing around my bed tonight
I won't go


'Katja'


Running out of motions
And I'm running out of options
And I'm running out of clever things to say
Looking to the future, but I've got to aim higher

Absolute beginner
Loves the sin, but not the sinner
Though she only does it every other day
Dim the light and soften, it isn't very often

Nothing I say will do, I'll be the end of you
Close your eyes, count to one, hear the voice, start to run
Nothing I say will do, I'll be the end of you
Close your eyes, count to one, hear the voice, and run and run

If you stop and listen to the things that she keeps missing,
Then you'll probably become her only friend
Throw yourself in headlong,
Unchain her from the madman

Slightly too much lipstick, wrap of speed and broken glowstick
What you get is what you see is what you get
Looking to the future,
But she's got to aim higher

Nothing I say will do, I'll be the end of you
Close your eyes, count to one, hear the voice, start to run
Nothing I say will do, I'll be the end of you
Close your eyes, count to one, hear the voice, and run and run

And she has to come down
She has to come down
And she has to come down for me in the end

So, Katja, what's the score? Overdose, prisoner of war


'Fighting (on a Friday night)'


where were you when it all kicked off?
said you were fine, but you'd had enough
and as the glasses hit the floor, take it back
you heard, you saw

let's get married, my love, let's get married
we can move to the country because i'm so sorry and try
try not to worry about everyday things
we can raise a family

fighting on a friday night
fighting on a friday
all you love is

it's all over nothing, but you insist
on solving your problems with your fists
cigarettes and alcopops, happy hour never stops

let's get married, my love, let's get married.
we can move to the country because i'm so sorry and try
try not to worry about everyday things
we can raise a family

fighting on a friday night
fighting on a friday
all you love is


'What You Become'


Scratch and bleed
Turn me off
Itís all fine
But Iíve had enough
Feels like hell
Tastes like this
You want all of me
Well, Iíve given in

Living in confusion, believable delusion
When you cannot fight the reason,
You fight what you become, and
Itís as much as you can handle
As fast as you can run
When you cannot fight the reason
You fight what you become

Eternal need
Short-lived bliss
Look behind
Iím losing sense
Frozen kiss
Sunken cheeks
Naked mirror
Narcissus bleak

Living in confusion, believable delusion
When you cannot fight the reason,
You fight what you become, and
Itís as much as you can handle
As fast as you can run
When you cannot fight the reason
You fight what you become


'Jagged Line (Denial)'


beware of the dispossessed
the underbelly of this world's success
built to survive the best
you throw at them from your jagged line

forget the needs of others
protect me and mine
the ones paying taxes on the taxes
of the money you stole

with the one hand that you take
occasionally bestow
processed sympathy
automatic and recyclable
a penny for the poor
makes your bullshit more likeable

moderate violence screened on CNN
all part of the plan all a means to an end
the truth behind the lies gets wrapped in cotton wool
delivered through a drip hardly leaking through
like a game of chinese whispers twisted and contorted
depending on your baggage from source to source distorted

no grey areas no struggle no fight
casual persuasion makes a whore of our rights

the loss of opinion
we're turning
they're spinning

you sense the jagged line
no more,
denial.

the answers are hidden
their record
unbeaten

you sense the jagged line
no more,
reprisal.

denial.


'Target :: London'


in the city that's afraid to sleep,
we used to run, but now we creep.
when darkness falls, we're scared to breathe.
the number on my record sleeve

behind the scenes, though well-behaved
my world short-wave.
left, left, right, brick wall and rest, depressed.
I'm charismatic, self-confessed.

you're nice in a kind of tacky depressing way.
for emotional-fatigue, you're good for short stay.
like yesterday's dailies, tired and obsolete.
relief of the comic kind, generic 4/4 beat.

lip-service to the ranks of talent-less fame.
like white paint on the wall, you reflect but never gain.
whilst starving on the words you wish you never said:
lock, engage, london targeted.

a fool in the box, over the river
kidneys, heart, intestines, liver.
eat me whole or not at all
in the shadow of St Paul.

carbon copy uniform
no-one fits, but all conform

in the city that's afraid to sleep, we used to run, but now we creep.


'You Can't : You Can'


Alone at last,
Beside myself,
On Monday mornings,
I'm somebody else.
Caught between,
Heaven and hell.
Where you can't cry
and they won't tell.

I've done it again,
A waste of a weekend.
Pour myself into a bottle of this that then.
After the fall-in and the wake,
I try to understand,
But you can't, you can
And that's all that hope demands.
With fingers numbed by this tingling pain,
Feel I'm dying every moment of this silicone day.
Inside the heavy and the hollow,
between the truth and the lies
I wrap myself in sorrow,
watch five more days go by.

One day at rest,
Is never too much,
Hands move slowly,
I think I'm in love.
Space to breathe,
Things to come,
But only hearts move,
on a platform like this one.

It's like you're never there.
No you can't, no you can't even care
Because there never was a sign.
No you can't, no you can't leave me.

You can't, you can't, you don't even try.
You can't, you can't, you don't even try.


'In my waters'


Just breathe for me for a while
Just take some space to exhilarate

You are in my waters
You are in my air
You are all my wonders
Wasted empty years

You mean nothing to me
It's not easy; I don't want to
Just leave me alone
Go back to where you came from
Leave all this behind
Just leave me
Leave me
Leave me

I'm holding in my feeling
But secretly I'm reeling You are in my waters
You are in my air
You are all my wonders
Wasted empty years

You mean nothing to me
It's not easy; I don't want to
Just leave me alone
Go back to where you came from
Leave all this behind
Just leave me
Leave me
Leave me


'Everything is too much'


don't cry or ask me why
don't shed no tears
when all is known
we must move on
so don't cry my dear

we've both played our parts
sewn up hearts
only to be torn again
one thing is clear
this has to end
so don't cry my dear

to me, you were everything
but maybe everything was too much
to me, you were all I had
it's funny all the pain that comes out love

don't cry
time will provide
the blame can be shared
it won't be long
we must be strong
it only hurts cos we cared

the feeling has died
we rode the tide
that much is sure
love is grace
we cannot waste
so don't cry my dear

to me, you were everything
but maybe everything was too much
to me, you were all I had
it's funny all the pain that comes out love


'Turn Away'


no love lost, you and I
separate, till we die
there's no place for this insanity

on that cold afternoon
how the air in your room
became so impossible to breathe

in a bed made of two
all my hopes become few
in a way, it doesn't trouble me

though i tried yesterday
empty words, chose to stay
I'm still here, tomorrow never comes

how I long to ignore
throw my phone to the floor
pick it up, you try me once again.

change is long overdue
must escape to the new
and reclaim the life that once my mine

chorus:
just turn away
just turn away
just turn away
won't take you back

 

PRESS HERE FOR RELEASE

'6:01 (Fake : It)'

and we will never make it, unless you fake it
and we must do our duty, to hide your beauty
the strangers in your mind, will surely find
the point of no return, where bridges burn

they say that i've been sinning, from the beginning
in secret, they all love it, but they can't have it
and from their distant clouds, they laugh aloud
as I come crashing down, through the forsaken ground

Russian:

Mne kazhetsa ya ne sovsem ponimau otkuda vzialas' eta strashnaya skazka

(English translation:

"It seems to me that I don't quite understand where this scary fairytale came from".)

you try to fight these urges, you want to purge them
you wash his feet with tears, and count the years
it's getting so much harder, to play the martyr
so you crush your desire, he is Messiah

they say that i've been sinning, from the beginning
in secret, they all love it, but they can't have it
and from their distant clouds, they laugh aloud
as I come crashing down, through the forsaken ground

the nights are getting longer, as he grows stronger
these stupid words you utter are your stigmata
the crown of thorns becomes you, as they all shun you
you take the final bow - where's your god now?

Mne kazhetsa ya ne sovsem ponimau otkuda vzialas' eta strashnaya skazka

strashnaya skazka

 

'Sentence':

i read your eyes, the other day
your trust in me, had slipped away
the nothingness that dampens me
has flooded you, and all is lost

the jury's out, out of control
no juristidiction for your parole
the sad thing is, where once we stood
you'll see me here, still waiting

 

'Opium':

seize me
free me
please me again
I'm the mother
father
brother
of man

love me
loathe me
it's all the same
I'm the question,
answer,
calls off the pain.

 

'My Mistake':

don't wish upon any stars on my behalf
desperately trying to please
double the problem
there's two of us involved now
and there's more than two sides to a coin

don't try and find me at the end of the rainbow
it looks much the same as the rest
the pot of gold is anywhere you want it to be
and i guess it's up to me to toss a coin

and you win both ways
because you always do
you always win
and i just can't lose

and you win both ways
because you always do
you always win
and i just can't lose

my mistake

and you win both ways
because you always do
you always win
and i just can't lose

and you win both ways
because you always do
you always win
and i just can't lose

my mistake

 

'Paralytic':

paralytic
once again
another bar
another friend

and as for me
i'm just the same
the christmas cheer
falls with the rain

feel so alone
with friends nearby
true to form?
you can't rely

there's nothing here that
meets the eye
don't ask questions
don't reply

twenty four
by three six five
success or failure
can't decide

within these walls
i'd rather hide
i tried before
can't change the tide

there's nothing left
there's nothing here
feeling drowsy
vodka beer

and now i sleep
forget myself
now i sleep
forget myself

 

'Bittersweet':

you're too ludicrously calm
for a morning like this
when the ceiling hangs
from both my eyelids
and you smile
as if there's heaven
in the coffee that you sip
and hum a little tune
as you gently sway your hips
and i'm filled with bittersweet
had a vision of you
the way you seem to swim
as i barely just scrape through
my body burns
but only in your bliss
the efforts to breathe you in
have all but come to this
frustration and awe
in equal amounts
the need to suck then spit
your tongue out
your hand moulds around my face
and i lean into your palm
and i know for all the world
i could never do you harm
but bittersweet
is bittersweet
and that
is how i feel
the virtues of a sinner
are all
i offer you
but bittersweet
is bittersweet
and that
is how i feel
the virtues of a sinner
are all
i offer you

 

'Start the Machine Up':

Start the machine up.
We work for them.

into the picture comes a man with no name
and the concept of light means nothing to him
but he cries in the hope that someone will hear his visions, his nightmares.

and he sees in a way that only he can
the scars of the past will take him again
no perception or deletion
vanishing point

 

'Nothing Left to Feel':

You caught the train
do you remember?
been so cold
Since last november
Nothing left to feel
Nothing left to feel

Left my side
to view another
said you'd call
but didn't bother
Somewhere else to be
Someone else to see

I guess you're fine
That's all that matters
Great for you
Until it shatters
Nothing left to feel
Nothing left to feel

if my tears could make you listen
you'd be here
and we'd be kissin'
Won't you make it clear
Can't you see that I'm your biggest fear

the sorrow
the pity
the lights
the city
embrace
the chase
there's no place like home

One more night
Until tomorrow
Darkness falls
No light to follow
Nothing left to feel
Nothing left to feel

wish someone
would end this story
gone too far
to say i'm sorry
Nothing left to feel
Surely can't be Surely can't be real



ALONG CAME A SPIDER

'Lucid (Vocal Mix)':

on a cold white afternoon
in the terrible month of june
i wake in someone else's bed

i cannot feel a thing
this water tastes like gin
there are devils dancing in my head

my brain is cleaved in half
i think that i'm in love
but i don't know
how? who with? or why?

my body's made of ice
my heart is made of mice
enough to make a big boy cry

as bright as the moon that sometimes shines through
as deep as the thoughts that seep through with truth
there's an echo, there's a memory, there's a vision to come.
the voice that tells you to run

you're just beyond my reach
you are my giant peach
i've seen you somewhere else before

the voice that tells you to run

which one d'you think you are
my gun or my guitar
are you divisible by four

the voice that tells you to run

 

'Outbreak':

somebody get these things off me

 

'It's all for you':

take me away
take me somewhere new
to the parties and champagne
tequila, fast cars, airplanes and cocaine.
show me how
show me how it's done
at the other end
where time is free
money cheap
and all you've got to pay for is your friends

it's all for you

 

'In and Out':

got the t-shirt
got the signed book
got the poster cos my credit's good
got the album
got the single
got to get it all
before it all falls through.

even at the end of it all
there will still be time
to watch it all unwind
and all unfold, the story told
*revolution* in its own timezone
this techno mould will break its hold
and all unfold, and all unfold, and all unfold

so i'm sitting here watching this tele apocalypse
with the montage of the riots in the city as it slips
as a sideline of the slipstream, you have got a new dream
get the newest, get the brightness
man's last round of graffiti

be the darkness, be the craving
get a new soul
slay wasting?
and you have got a new dream
the sidelines of the slipsteam
and all that...

nothing will save you
got to get it all
before it falls through



PHOTOPHOBIA EP



'God knows'


How long have I waited just to stand alone.
time heals?
count my blessings and you'll see they're done.
swear by god and by the sky.
you've opened my heart and you've jumped inside.
can't get you out of my mind.
worlds apart but two of a kind.
god knows a little faith could pull me through.
your smile makes my days end so soon.
sun can turn to night.
watch it set in a daytime sky.
time heals. wounds are open wide.
the candle has burnt yet I've never felt so alive.
when the two of us are together, god knows we'll be alright

 

'Inside' (Michelle-vocal mix)

verse:
A moment of tension,
you've left me in the dark.
As deep as the ocean
but I still can't find your heart.
Inside this passion,
inside is your dream.
I search for your secret
and what it means to me"

chorus:
"as deep as the motion,
and I still can't find your heart.
such devotion,
but you drive us both apart.
inside your passion
inside is the dream.
I search the meaning
and what it means to be

 

'Cold' (part one):

Cold. So goddamn cold. People around me just lose their souls and they grow so old by the fire. Nothing. Cold. So goddamn cold. People around me just lose their souls and they grow so old by the fire. Nothing outside, Cold. Can't stand this cold. Those around me, their faces grow old and they lose their souls by the fire. Nothing. Cold. No more cold. People around me just lose their souls and they grow so old by the fire. Cold as the heart of a liar. It's the nothingness that I miss...

 

'Cold' (part two):

I never wanted to lose you and I never want to care about the weather...
and smile as the sun that blinds my eyes. last thing I'll ever see. Last thing I’ll ever feel is your days like your gaze bearing down on me. Smile- with your hands around my throat. echoes of laughter as I begin to choke. Sorry kid your ride is over. I guess I guess I was born a loafer. I'm a waster-wasted my life away. I'm a stoner, couldn't concentrate anyway. I guess I miss the emptiness. I guess I miss your nothingness. I guess I feel that we all need some time to believe our beliefs. I guess I lived my life to the least. I've lived my life to the least. I've lived my life to the least. I've lived my life to the least.