Man Made Earthquake

by Seneka

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England.
Ireland.
Scotland........................ Wails

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released February 10, 2014

Produced by Seneka and Graeme Young and Seneka @ Chamber Studios, Edinburgh
Mixed by Graeme Young
Mastered by Stephen Foster

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Track Name: Man Made Earthquake
This is the place where we live by the rules
Only to die by the sword
This is the world that has drawn a line
And told us its cutting the chord

To the heart of this city has come an earthquake
It's ripping and tearing streets in two
And this ground we can mend but never un-break
The damage, inside us, it grew

So have we ever been so far away
And what will be the price that we all pay
Oh god we'll pay

With the damage done
How long will it take
To rebuild this city
From the man made earthquake?

Last night we watched our city collapse
We built it on unstable ground
For fifty years we'll be tasting the dust
In the rubble remorse won't be found

There's familiar destruction under cold, dark skies
There's brothers at war on the streets
My thoughts are fighting like wounded animals
And my hoping heart it depletes

Are we further away than we have ever been?
Cos I can't face this turmoil that's rushing in my blood stream

With the damage done
How long will it take
To rebuild this city
From the man made earthquake?

So now that love has been persecuted
And war is glorified
Can I win a losing battle
In a world where that's justified

With the damage done
How long will it take
To rebuild this city
From the man made earthquake?
Track Name: KokaKola Kastle
Golden arches in stained glass windows
The colonel nailed to the cross
And reading tabloid from the alter
Is Donald Trump in Hugo Boss

And so was built this corporate land
In the name of our sealed fate
With echoes of Korea
Glory in voiceless hate

Your fortress of power is all smoke and mirrors
Your unstoppable empire, it shakes and it shivers
So one day we'll conquer KokaKolaKastle
And take back what’s ours

And on the moon is Reagan's portrait
Lighting up our skies like a Batman sign
And down below the hungry and homeless
Keeping warm from the candles of a Thatcher shrine

The devils and the demigods
Dwarf the saints and crush the slaves
They die to mausoleums
While we live in shallow graves

Your fortress of power is all smoke and mirrors
Your unstoppable empire, it shakes and it shivers
So one day we'll conquer KokaKolaKastle
And take back what’s ours

I've never read 1984 but I don't need to
There's no fucking need to
A timeless tale or blueprint for all mankind
That’s been through, it's what we're living through

Free Press is the pride of every patriot
A master class in Chinese censorship
Blank, omitted, blank, shhhh.....

Tough to un-see what you've witness
For convenient superficial bliss

Your fortress of power is all smoke and mirrors
Your unstoppable empire, it shakes and it shivers
So one day we'll conquer KokaKolaKastle
And take back what’s ours
Track Name: Sneeze Like A Ninja
I lift my hand off the window
And it leaves a little map
As her tranquil eyes are roused from sleep
Her little words set domino feelings
When the sunlight breaks on her starlight skin
The suspense and the pressure makes her grip tighten
Our lonely walk through this open door
And i take her hand on the borderline
These city walls are our shrine
To our well spent youth and our stolen time
On her skin i'd sketch a scene
To remember where i have been
Stand before with a nervous stare
As i lift my hands off her laid bare
A lonely reflection on the bridge tonight
Of a tired tribe who set the world alight
So put your camera down
And lower your gaze
These stones were built
For our better days
Like roses picked from crimson skies
Our graceless love, our sordid lies
I'm broken with the compromise
When staring forward with vacant eyes
There's nothing left just words in stone
Move towards your home
We used to cry so well together
The next day it felt like my eyes had broken
The horizon will fall away into a million mismatched pieces
Track Name: Far
My heart grows old
And needs to rest
But i'm sure you'll do your very best
To take good care
Of these memories
But one of these days i know that you'd say
Darling, run away, gotta go
You can't see this thing out
Darling, you can't stay, it's not safe
I will hide you somewhere
Darling, run away, gotta go
You can't see this thing out
I'll take you far away and i'll come too
Couldn't do a thing without you
I can't see her
But i can't leave her alone
We are the letters that are washed up from the sea
And as i'm lying here in this surrender
You have never been so far from me
I see the life
Behind your eyes
But my lips are closed and you don't realise
That into this day
And far beyond
This burning sky will be our last dawn
We are the echoes of your memory
When i'm summoned by the scarlet storm
You have never been so far from me
Deep in the deadlight, i find a note to say
I can't sleep on my own
Since you've been away
Did you even love me
Did you even know me
Track Name: Salisbury Crags
I've lived my life in the old factory
It's all I know, all that I can ever be
But now they've built machines to do my job
If I lose it tonight, it'll be the final straw

It's gonna be a cold winter this year
Now that they've shut down the station down at the peer
Now there's 10,000 other guys just like me
At the Grangemouth gates praying for the same vacancy

There's no hope in hard times for us
We get by darlin' but only just
And there's no riches at the end of these rags
So if you're looking for me tonight
You'll find me at Salisbury crags

Every night I step into that ring
I fight for my life and I fight for everything
But I get beat to the ground and I'll left for dead
It's hard to hold on when you're holding on by a thread

But I've got a ticket for the lottery that better win
Cos I've had more going out than I've had coming in
Now there's so many other guys just like me
At the Grangemouth gates fighting for the same vacancy

There's no hope in hard times for us
We get by darlin' but only just
And there's no riches at the end of these rags
So if you're looking for me tonight
You'll find me at Salisbury crags

Well maybe one day we'll find a time
When we won't have to try so hard
And we can follow the sunset from city to city
And forget how deep this thing scarred
Track Name: Torchlight
I was born with desire to win and hunger for victory
But I couldn't play the game
Tried to write a song that would take me of so far away
The melody; it never came

Now I'm lost in all this darkness
But through the trees of the forest
I see a torchlight

Every night I creep out to walk these dirty streets
Confiding in the loneliness
Cos I can't settle at night from all this doubt
Knowing all these dreams, in time, might not work out

Now I'm lying cold and helpless
By the river side
But I see a torchlight

From a series of still images I learned to dance
Now the torture never ends
And with these broken legs I have no chance
It grinds and it torments
I just don't have what it takes to get what
I have always wanted
Track Name: Panda Tank
I've got to align my strength
Gather my destiny
Under the panda attack
Under my frequency
The testimony is shot
The testimony is made
An armed notion is stopped
With a black and a white grenade
The walls are closing in
The waves are crashing down
Are you even listening?
They blink in comfortable time
They stumble forward by chance
Slowly, moving they go
Artillery romance
They gonna put you down
Sooner you realize
They gonna put you to sleep
With their sweet lullabies
Track Name: Roam Free
Sail yourself beyond your swimming pool
Float your vessel like you learned in school
Get it once, get it twice, get your three bags full

Take an aimless walk from A to who knows where
Fly away from things you can't repair
Step out once, step out twice, step outside your conscious nightmare

Roam free wherever you are
I'll set the tone if you raise the bar
Track Name: A Tunnel With No Light
I think it's time we asked the probing questions
And I can't help but feel that this seems wrong
And I'm tired of leaving this door open
It feels like years since it's been gone

I suffer only for someone else to fall
I cannot take anymore

It's just a tunnel with no light
Just a tunnel
And since I'll suffer in silence
We're going to fall

The walls are caving in
The air escaping out
The flood is yet to come
Our future is in doubt
Track Name: Tastes Like Holograms
Blindfolded by periphery
We're walking through this life on an automatic shutterspeed
Booster shots to feed the thirst
I think i'm feeling better, I think i'm feeling worse
Once upon a time, in the middle of the night
Two little holograms got up to fight
A shrouded figure, standing by the door
Is watching as the roaring crowd has finally reached the shore
Run boy and fetch my cannons
Remember the stories, forget all the glories
Run girl and fetch my canons
Let this memory sustain them all
I am a little defensive in the flame
A wave of war has reached the shore
I love every single contour of your face
I hear whispers in the heart of the star
I swear i saw you standing beneath the arch
I was transformed, you were right
With a kiss to launch a starbound flight
Once upon a time, in the middle of the night
Two little holograms got up to fight
Blinfolded by periphery
We're walking through this life on an automatic shutterspeed

Red rags to matadors, i'll take this fight
And i'll do anything to make it right
If you're lost, on your starbound flight
I'll be your light
Track Name: Unrising Sun
I've got a trembling hand and blood shot eyeballs
I can feel my heart pounding off the walls

I haven't slept, I would not know how
This raging fear is my only energy now

Got that loose cannon brain activity
When patience feels like captivity

I'm failing now, where has our baby gone?
Give me the news, is she our unrising sun?

When the morning comes will we say goodbye
To the anxious wait and hopeless glance to the sky
To the unrising sun, the cold on your skin,
And whispered questions of who delivered this sin

I've got a trembling hand and blood shot eyeballs
I can feel my heart pounding off the walls

This wallowing sensation in my chest
This darkest hour bringing my strength to the test

I'd love to mourn for what I'd lost
For what I've never had is an unbearable cost

When the morning comes will we say goodbye
To the anxious wait and hopeless glance to the sky
To the unrising sun, the cold on your skin,
And whispered questions of who delivered this sin

Haven't slept for days
I would not know how, I'm wide awake but
This rampant fear is my
Only energy now, I can't even shake but

My broken lungs have stopped inhaling
I gasp and choke but all is failing
In these four walls I'll wait
For the unrising sun

When the morning comes will we say goodbye
To the anxious wait and hopeless glance to the sky
To the unrising sun, the cold on your skin,
And whispered questions of who delivered this sin