Insects

Insects, all these insects
They come crawling across your floor
They are lurking in every corner
You can’t ignore them anymore
Their eyes watch you while you’re sleeping
They colonise your very skin
Now you feel your throat constricting
Feel the panic kicking in

You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself

Insects, all these insects
That you face when you’re alone
All your failings, inhibitions
They take hold and don’t let go
Just like insects, a plague of insects
On the city streets below
All the swarming crowds of people
Multiplying, out of control

You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself

Neurotic revulsion
Subconscious compulsions
Infernal impulses
Such vivid hallucinations
Nightmarish fixations
Figments of your imagination
You don’t deserve love
You feel you’re worthless
In denial
Psychosis
Break the cycle
The power lies within

You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself
You can’t run away from yourself

Song Notes

Tim detailed the creation of the song during the recording process:

“Insects” is almost complete, a few more vocal touches and maybe some synths and then we can mix it. My friend Conor, aka THE FREAK, has kindly lent me his ARP 2600 and his Roland Jupiter 4, so the track might sound completely different by the time I leave the studio tonight. But realistically it just needs some subtle touches, so I’ll have to restrain myself and create a whole new song to try the synths out properly.

When I was work on vocals I like having the piano nearby to help figure out melodies and harmonies. On Wednesday night, while I was doing that I accidentally came up with a really cool piano line for the verses, quite unlike anything we’ve got on any of our tracks. It’s a very Bach-style line and it totally changed the mood of the song, adding a load of sadness that seems to really suit it. I love these moments of spontaneous transformation that occur in the studio. It’s been said that to get a good recording you need a real mix of inspiration and perspiration (mostly the latter), but it’s those little moments of inspiration that turn something from good to great. I’m excited, this track has more potential than I thought, and like all our best new stuff, it feels really different to anything we’ve done before.