Wasteland

by The Starling Radicals

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04:24

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"A puppet is free as long as he loves his strings." - Sam Harris

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released December 17, 2016

Tracks 1 & 4 recorded and mixed by Curig Huws
Tracks 2, 3 & 5 recorded and mixed at The Boneyard

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The Starling Radicals UK

The Starling Radicals are an indie-rock trio from South Wales. We formed online in 2013.

We DIY-released debut album 'Saintland' in Aug '14, have played approx 100+ gigs in 18 months including Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena supporting Labrinth and received radio support for tracks 'Moon' and 'Eton Mess' on Adam Walton's New Welsh Music show on BBC Radio Wales..
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Track Name: Sidelined
I was stepped on in the hardest place
When love stopped creeping in
I got better every night that blood was on the rise
And you, such a fool, blinded by the sun said to me
Of all the ways in all the world, you're the only one

I know - I know you lie
I know - always something sweeter on the side

Under pressure from the pouring rain
To prove what we believe
Upstarts upstanding for all that's good and right
How strange when the blame gathered at my feet once again
Oh where was my partner in crime, you'd always stay

I know - but I know you lie
I know - always something sweeter on the...
I know - yeah yeah yeah
No - always something sweeter on the side

You, such a fool, blinded by the light, said to me
Oh where was my partner in crime, you'd always stay

I know - but I know you lie
I know - always something sweeter on the...
I know - yeah yeah yeah
I know you...
Track Name: V.I.P
You're so easy to please
Like cutting off a piece of key-lime
Soak your body with me
Doesn't that make you feel like
Someone of great importance
Something ain't right
Someone of great importance

Something has crossed the water
Nobody wants to be here
And it's all you can take, you can take, you can take
And it's all you can take, you can take

It's been more than a week
Since you last called your mother
Circumcised in a dream
Anything to remember
Something to make you notice
Something ain't right
What's really going on here

Something has crossed the water
Nobody wants to be here
And it's all you can take, you can take, you can take
And it's all you can take, you can take

Cash your chips
Move your lips
Count yourself involved
Roles assumed
Control consumed
Watch your tribe evolve
On the line
All the time
One more problem solved

And it's all you can take, you can take, you can take
And it's all you can take, you can take, you can take
And it's all you can take, you can take, you can take
And it's all you can take, you can take

Doesn't that make you special
Track Name: Another Shade of Gloom
Lies, flies, octopi, oxygen commoditised
Arms all open wide, love can be a prison too
And so can be your ever-present gratitude
Ingenue, great exchange rate for April fools
Out to do another new taboo
Another Sunday, another shade of gloom

It's never far away
Sleeping in the waves
What better time to wear your shade
The sucker pulled astray
Sleeping in the waves
Another shade of gloom to make your day

Brass upper-class, celebrant to circumstance
Said to say she believed in that old romance
And now she's making love in an ambulance
Up to you what you do with your afternoon
Second chances abounding two-by-two
Can always count on the ignorance of youth
Track Name: Murder She Wrought
First prize to the teenage bridesmaids
Not much more to say
But years lost to a sadist god
Has left nothing in my way

This my mistress, saddled for war
Surely worth some kind of reward
Living with the murder that she wrought

PG re: the bitter flavour
It's not good for your health
But all art's just the human heart
In conflict with itself

This my mistress saddled for war
Surely worth some kind of reward
Living with the murder that she wrought unto me
Well done to me
Living with the murder that she wrought
Track Name: 47 Apes
The forest rolls away from me
My old acre friends torn up to be
The pulp of pages that taught me to read
See me grieve...
Shell out for a taxi cab
The contents of an empty plastic bag
47 apes for good of man
On my hands...

It's a shame, it's a waste
This is the human race

Someday I'll go but not yet
Somewhere I know to forget

I'll become a writer now
And just recite what I cannot write down
On something that did not come from the ground
All I've found...
Sleeping in your leather rags
Swallowing some washed-up boiled-down nag
Progress in the vivisection lab
Can't take back...

It's a shame, it's a waste
This is the human race

Someday I'll go but not yet
Somewhere I know to forget
My paper planes and airmiles
Paper planes and airmiles...

No not yet
Somewhere I know to forget
These things I've done and regret