GILDED CAGE

by CURXES

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1.
The thrill of the chase Breaks down in your haste To limit yourself Oh, you bring the doubt And I'll bring the date It's never valid, it's never valid, it's never valid Just like you 'are' But if you built things Not on your offerings Or your demanding We might start O young believers, o young believers, young Boudiceas They're all around If you could hear us, if you could bear us, if you could see us But when we're found Oh, just you wait... Youth ascension From a wealth of forced transitions Youth Ascension Hounded by your definition Always Your time is up You've held my head long underwater 'Cause you can't see it, you can't see it From an elder mouth, I become the author Do what you want to, do what you want to You take my highs And filter them through your deception Well, you can keep them, you can keep them I can only try to hold it together 'Cause I still believe in, I still believe in Life You'll be with or without Beyond reasonable doubt 'Cause there used to be something they all spoke about But it's no more You really feel you've got to prove something (Oh, do I need this, oh, do I need this, oh no, not really) To be right (For my sins) Youth ascension From a wealth of forced transitions Youth Ascension (You really feel you've got to prove something) Hounded by your definition (To be right) Always Your time is up You've held my head long underwater 'Cause you can't see it, you can't see it From an elder mouth, I become the author Do what you want to, do what you want to You take my highs And filter them through your deception Well you can keep them, you can keep them I can only try to hold it together 'Cause I still believe in, I still believe in Life
2.
HALLOWS 02:26
How do you get a seat at brain height? When you return us to the bad times Cross go, walk up, you're moth, you're bug Back home, it's death, it's gone, it's crushed Hello 'Hallows' How do you get a seat at brain height? When you base reason on a dislike Cross go, walk up, you're moth, you're bug Back home, it's death, it's gone, it's crushed Hello 'Hallows' All the way up there All the way down here
3.
LET ME DOWN 03:26
Caution advised Death to surprise Anyone better could surmise Holding in shame Being the blend Of your dead pets and absent friends Only just And I could never make you understand it When all your sympathy is secondhand It's obvious Because you're looking for a quick return and You don't want to spend it on concern For both of us Not good enough For me to trust A worn piece of work The worst of it I swerve to miss But plummet headfirst Again Hanging around here since 2am Promising I never will again Treating avoidance as some suspense To let me down And I could never make you understand it When all your sympathy is secondhand It's obvious Because you're looking for a quick return and You don't want to spend it on concern For both of us Hours and hours, of future lost Not that a crook ever counts the cost A war on wealth that never was Learn the hard way and all because Hanging around here since 2am Promising I never will again Treating avoidance as some suspense You let me down Try again Now you've found That I've left You let me down And I know that every time You'll let me down
4.
FURTHER ON 00:32
[INSTRUMENTAL]
5.
CARICATURE 03:14
Don't fight me I'm a caricature You wanna pick a fight with someone your own size Don't fight (Don't x10) Don't fight (Don't x10) Put me in my place A pixel dot Justify your rage It's good But here's a heads up Don't fight, don't fight me I'm a caricature Don't fight, don't fight me I'm a caricature Now that we are all Invested in Some proportions blown Stones thrown But there's just one more thing Don't fight, don't fight me I'm a caricature (Don't) Don't fight me I'm a caricature You wanna pick a fight with someone your own size Don't fight (Don't x10) Don't fight (Don't x10) Don't fight me I'm a caricature You wanna pick a fight with someone your own size Don't fight me I'm a caricature You wanna pick a fight with someone your own size / from real life Don't fight (Don't x10) Don't fight (Don't x10) Here, unsheltered from The search deluxe Green and pleasant forms You've sworn Well, here's a heads up Don't fight, don't fight me It's a caricature Don't fight, don't fight me It's a caricature Don't fight
6.
No resonance of place No thought or deed Can fill this dead space My given land cares not For who you are But what have you got You won't show us You won't show us Like I thought you would Come to "treat" us Come to lead us In your neighbourhood And when you crow, "it's no great loss" Do you say it Just because You won't show us You won't show us Like I thought you would Come to "treat" us Come to lead us In your neighbourhood N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R-H-O-O-D N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R-H-O-O-D In your neighbourhood You won't show us You won't show us Like I thought you would Come to "treat" us Come to lead us In your neighbourhood You won't show us Get to know us Like I thought you would Supersede us You don't need us In your neighbourhood (N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R-H-O-O-D) You won't show us Get to know us (N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R-H-O-O-D) Like I thought you would (N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R-H-O-O-D) I won't grieve it When I leave it (N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R-H-O-O-D) Leave your neighbourhood N-E-I-G-H-B-O-U-R-H-O-O-D
7.
FUNCTIONAL 02:09
When you say things and you don't really mean them All my bones grow inward and suddenly seize up Now Now Now Watching it tumbling down Down Down I'm barely functional now It is a fortitude That will persist In spite of all things (I'm barely functional) And I shall tolerate you If you insist Inside I will flinch (I'm barely functional) When you invent an imagin'ry treason All my limbs will start uncontrollably bleeding Out Now Now Watching it tumbling down Down Down I'm barely functional now Now Now Watching it tumbling down Down Down I'm barely functional Now
8.
UNISEUM 01:24 video
[INSTRUMENTAL]
9.
Give them the gift Give them the gift 'Cause if they gave it to me I'd only waste it Give him the gift Give him the gift 'Cause if they passed it to me I'd only waste it Then we'll stand outside The little world they've built Of fears When you outlive When you outlive An age of infinite dread Your leisure left us with Gold in a bag, wrapped in a flag That doesn't love back You found you came to the fore For cloth that bore a myth Now we stand outside The little world they've built For years Now we stand outside The little world they've built The little world they've built
10.
Well, I am over overdrive So far from view Silent running Here becoming An endless echo Finding fragments Of attachment I've known Silent running Here becoming An understander Drifting further Than you'll observe Into the unknown Here on the surface It is just fine A spectrum view And I shall never quite return Or need you Silent running Here becoming An endless echo Finding fragments Of attachment I've known Silent running Here becoming An understander Drifting further Than you'll observe Into the unknown Silent running Silent running Silent running Silent running Into the unknown
11.
MISERY MASS 03:10
Oh the troubled line Of accomplished facts (Misery mass, stand at the back, misery mass, slip through the cracks) When it's not your fight And you counteract (Misery mass, stand at the side, misery mass, we're taught to hide) Where there are no lights There's no-one to impress (Misery mass, standing around, misery mass, when you surround) Will you ask me more? Will you hear me less? It's anyone's guess Don't want to dance in front of strangers I don't know Nuh huh Oh no Don't want to validate the people I've outgrown Nuh huh (Don't, don't, don't) (Oh no) Can we go somewhere else? Where we can be ourselves? If we held our smiles We'd be free to go (Misery mass, stand at the back, misery mass, slip through the cracks) And we don't go out very often 'Cause "pristine" is part of the problem I'm for radio Don't want to dance in front of strangers I don't know Nuh huh Oh no Don't want to validate the people I've outgrown Nuh huh Oh no Can we go somewhere else? Where we can be ourselves Truly? Don't want to dance in front of strangers I don't know Nuh huh Oh no Don't want to validate the people I've outgrown Nuh huh Oh no Don't want to dance in front of strangers I don't know Nuh huh (Don't wanna dance) Oh no Don't want to validate the people I've outgrown Nuh huh Oh no Can we go somewhere else? Where we can be ourselves?
12.
BEAST MOVES 00:50
[INSTRUMENTAL]
13.
CASSIE 03:16
The sound you heard has broken And day The things you love are dying It's ok None of them know you belong Neither does anyone else Numbers divided in sums Merely a part of thyself Subtracting where it's from (Merely a part of thyself) Talking in powers of ten Being in powers of none Never step outside the house Living inside of the sun With stardust in your lungs None of them know None of them know None of them know The placeholders You want magic, brought to life Yet you can see it's not And all the years become you In ways your means cannot Cassie Cassie

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Bleak and oblique post-apocalyptic songs, released on October 20th, 2017. Partially funded by the brilliant Mike Howley Trust on the Isle of Wight (UK), with endless appreciation for all they do.

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released October 20, 2017

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Written and performed by Roberta Fidora, except “In Your Neighbourhood”, written by Roberta Fidora and Andrew E. Wright.

Additional performances by Mike James, Grace James and P.J.E. Davy. Recorded, produced and mixed by Deluxe Flamingos and Roberta Fidora. Mastered at Stardelta Mastering, with thanks to independent community arts fund, the Mike Howley Trust and Quay Arts, based on the Isle of Wight. Art direction and photography by Rob Luckins.

Curxes: www.curxes.com
Deluxe Flamingos: deluxeflamingos.bandcamp.com
P.J.E. Davy: www.pjedavy.com
Rob Luckins: www.welcometothedarkslide.co.uk
Quay Arts: www.quayarts.org

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