Beneath The Mindless Ocean

by Brainwire

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released 27 May 2011

Written and Produced by Colin Jones and Austin Dyer

Recorded at Lost at Sea Studios (Liverpool)

Colin Jones - Acoustic Guitars/Vocals/Piano/Keyboards/

Austin Dyer - Electric Guitars/Vocals/Bass/Acoustic/

Andrew William Hall - Violins

Ciaran Bell - Drums

Rory Ballantine - Trumpets

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Track Name: How It Should Be
one more is all it takes
to set you free from your mistakes
you got
soul comfort in the pouring rain
you can
see it wash away your blame
I know
my head is sometimes lost
confused by what I'm not
seems like a human zoo
no place for me with you

is it only me
who sees how it should be

one cure for feeling sure
is asking questions and wanting more
I can
see why a soldier shoots
its not himself he puts in the boots
a uniform can make you strange
it seems like
like you have changed
here's to the memory
of the lost truth of history

maybe somewhere in the stars
lies the answer to who we are
and until we reach the day
when we know to whom we pray
we struggle on and we fight
over who's old books are right

its not only me
who sees how it should be
Track Name: Mindless Ocean
down below the heavy waves of time
the colours shine so deep they'll turn you blind
i float upon heavens yawn
that cracks the morning with golden dawn

tangerine gleams
beckoning my dreams
the breath of the ocean
whispers to me
hypnotic melodies

beneath the mindless ocean
they sleep in walking motion
and live
the blinds illusion
and fight in life's confusion
they ask for one solution
they pray for retribution
they sink in trick philosophy
they swim in words of hate and greed
subdued by chemical potion
to sleep in this mindless ocean
Track Name: Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree
under the spreading chestnut tree
I sold you and you sold me
I sat with my head in your hands and i said
made you a promise we'll do it again

and soon my love we will dance
soon my love we will dance
in a suicide romance

backwards and forwards and upwards we talk
but the words they are twisting and away i do fall
I sit with my head in my hands and I say
why does it always end up this way

goodbye my love
goodbye my love

(this isn't like me at all)
(this isn't like me at all)

we spoke in the rain
in cold seasons change
in the sight of spring
I remember everything
I awoke to taste
a dream that I erased

now I cant sleep
nothing tastes as sweet
in 4 walls of me
I fall silently

so I think i should go
I think you should know
I've been through your mind
in time I hope that you'll see
that memory of me
that makes you smile
and in that place we would go
where your flowers they grow
by your favourite tree
I'll pick one up for her
and give it to you
in someone new

Under the spreading chestnut tree
i sold you and you sold me
Track Name: Thought Burst (number1)
faceless is the secret show
that causes life to ebb and flow
cold light
now break upon the free
lift your head
so you can see
these fragments
of eternity
shimmer softly
faintly fade away
beautifully cast in chains
a wire plugged into your brain
that tingling electric sound
strikes the chord
that drags them down

give up your secrets
know why your mind hurts
much more when thoughts burst

Then all your mind
explodes with what you find
keep your distance from the blind
and the ones who waste your time

must give up on their dreams
to feed a hungry scream
day and night work their machines
keep those factories nice and clean

does a mind have a price
like laboratory mice
traps of class left and right
to be free you gotta fight

or its all just a loss
like the meaning of the cross
that's worshipped by the lost
and the crazy at a cost

we live in a cage
where minds are bred as slaves
and the children fill with rage
scream and spit in daddy's face

let it all fade away
in sanity I shall stay
Track Name: Silent City
the door is open
though slightly out of reach
a morning opus
catches in the breeze
the silent city
rushes right by me

close your door
Track Name: The Song That Plays
when you were young
and that summer sun
went on and on
inside you shone
those endless days
the games you played
seem so far in the past
yet a song can take you back

never knew
it would go so fast
now the summers
seem overcast
got aches and pains
no breathe to play no games
as time slips away
new memories are made

never thought I would
grow up and fall in love
and feel the hurt
of breaking up
and the song that plays
returns the days
and I taste the air
of a life without care

I've got my hate
and my hip flask
to melt the face of my own past
forgotten ways
of living for today
are drowned in shame
that taints the poetry that we became

felt through faith
or viewed thought glass
this patch of shade
upon the grass
in a funny kind of way
it feels like home
where the young spirits roam
through the endless summer sun
I'll never forget you know
Track Name: Mostly in Moments
secrets are always
afraid of the past
I don't know how long
this sanity will last

blind is the river
that carries me home
and warm is the wind
that blows through my soul

sleep like a memory
await to be free
give up your heart
to all that you see

raise up your glass
and we'll drink to our sores
a drop in the ocean
of heavens lost cause

who shall we be
the blind or the free

the future is now
history defined
everything else
is just frozen in time

the spark lights the fire
the red embers burn
the glow keeps you warm
in the lessons you've learned

mostly in moments
that flutter away
looking for god
in peculiar ways

finding yourself
in the face of the crowd
follow the leader
repeat it out loud

who shall we be
the blind or the free?

escape to her garden
and let yourself grow
sleep in her dreams
awake in her flow

mostly in moments
of strange melody
the song of the ages
is sung by the free

who shall we be
the blind or the free