Blacklisted

Blacklisted in this town
The change was undeniable
Fire and brimstone raining down
It feels un-recognisable
It’s all ahead of you
You can’t hold me responsible
You have to break the rules
You can’t be so predictable

All I once knew, now is fading
Everything disintergrating
Into silence, everlasting
Like a galaxy colloasping
Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid

I held on to your hand
It made me feel much better
You try to understand
You are my guilt pleasure
All the mistakes I made
I got so self destructive
You have to have some faith
Everyone gets corrupted

All I once knew, now is fading
Everything disintergrating
Into silence, everlasting
Like a galaxy colloasping
As you fade out, out of contact
When you disappear on impact
When you break down, fade into black
If you leave then you can’t go back
Don’t be afraid

Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid
Hold your faith
No you can’t surrender, you can no longer
Act the innocent bystander
What doesn’t kill you, will make you stronger
In the chaos you will discover

So take courage, take your chances
And one day you’ll find your answers
The world is spining, on it’s axis
As your galaxy collapses
Can’t defy it, no use denying
You are born and you start dying
Though it all seems mystifying
All I know, I can’t stop trying
All I know, I can’t stop trying
All I know, I can’t stop trying

Song Notes

Mark said of the song during the recording of Twilight of the Innocents:

This is the only track we didn’t demo before we started recording, it was only written once we’d already got going. Tim had left a rough MP3 on our studio computer as he had just recorded a basic idea the night before while he was doing vocals on one of the other demos. I was in early the next day, fired up the studio, saw it and being nosey listened to it. It was super rough had no lyrics, just mumbling but the melody and chords were there screaming out “record me, you must record me!

We spent a few days working out what direction to take it in. The basic chords are really pop and it could have been very easy to take it into a Transvision Vamp cheese arena so we thought about it and tried out different ideas. The key was stripping down the verses and getting really dark guitar and drum sounds, we referenced Suicide for the vibe. The chorus is a big rocker like Weezer’s “Beverly Hills” but with cooler chords and the melody is again super catchy. It’s got a great middle 8 that should please fans of our rock-out stuff. Lyrically Tim metaphors a Galaxy collapsing in silence to the drama of someone’s world falling apart around them. There’s gonna be a lot of cool BV’s going on this on and our A&R guy says it sounds like Pixies which can’t be a bad thing really.