Promiseland Vol 1

by The Starling Radicals

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"We do not live our lives and experience our existence as solved beings." - Douglas Murray


released November 24, 2017

Vocals, Guitars - George Toulouse
Drums - Joe Steele
Bass - Gareth Bain

Recorded at The Boneyard


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The Starling Radicals Cardiff, 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: I'm With Her
Another word for watched a man do
Born with the right of God to explain
So the faculty would have you believe
All you read
Ride her rogue third wave

Woman is the winter, fortune and the chain
That I bow to
She's ice cold, thousands of years old
And nothing I can do

Second term for talk-me-into
Truth served to make a crocodile cry
And not nothing more
The bird's stock and store
Is nevermore place some worth on why

Not my president but chosen nonetheless
To lead me through
She's ice cold, thousands of years old
And nothing I can do
Track Name: You Make A Mess Of Me
You're a mess my girl
And I foresee you making mess of me
You're obsessed, so cold for one so blessed
Who'd play the beaten chest
The stress is slowly making history...

...out of me
I can't breathe
You make a mess out of me

I can dress myself
Though I can't see you thinking less of me
Is this a test, then how do I impress
If sunday brings your best, the rest
Are days for wresting misery...

My imaginary friends
They all talk amongst themselves
Form a line and wait for years
Cause I'm mad
Track Name: The Scottish Play
To Wembley to see the Scottish play
And chase the white devil dogs away
Blue faces, lime ginger hair
Fairy liquid in Trafalgar Square

If this is all we stand for
Then we lost long before
And this is all you are
You're nothing anymore

Caged lion likes a fight
But easy meat keeps him occupied
Dumb families peer through glass
The lion don't take one more glance

Big day for the bitter fools
The cynics sit and cite their winter rules
And there's me like a grassy Moor
Would I could fall in with the rowdy horde

Hate that comes from somewhere
Outshines our five yard stare
Symbolic savoir faire
Outshines our five yard stare

Our houses are asleep
Boiled down to song and sheep
So desperate to be known
For anything to call our own
Track Name: Heart Of This City
Heart of the city went cold when we got old
The animal picked down to the bones
Part of the pity we do as we are told
Son of mine, find the time
To find yourself some piece of mind

Oh never take me away
From the shell in which I'm set in my ways
Ain't no time, ain't no world like those days

When the boredom passes send me a sign
Heart of this city is sewn to mine
When you find your answer
Sing me a line out of love

All for the money, who wants to be a star
Just one chance to take it too far
Each somebody, all lungs and beating heart
Go let it out, scream about
The space you can't be you without

And if I close my eyes for a while
I find I'm already there
All that I want is to prove how I care

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