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Debut LP from RADIO OVER MOSCOW, released 2009.

Also released in a ‘Deluxe Edition’, which has a less-compressed, more dynamic mix.

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TRACKLISTING

1. The Purpose Of Man
2. Anti-Human Nous
3. Images of Bliss
4. Pakistan
5. Policies
6. Fiction
7. New Electra
8. True
9. Call Me Wrong
10. Where Are You?
11. Capture One
12. This Now
13. Twist It
14. The Sum Of Your Knowledge Is Nil

All songs written, recorded mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Radio Over Moscow, except #1 written by D Satherley / R William Murphy; #5 lead guitar by R William Murphy

BEHIND THE MUSIC

Click here for stories behind each of the songs – how they were written and recorded, nerdy stuff like that.

VIDEO

ANTI-HUMAN NOUS

IMAGES OF BLISS

LYRICS

THE PURPOSE OF MAN

the plants outside, they grow in most peculiar ways
they make you see a haze of the colours around you
and the colours surround you
don’t look so amazed ’cause the outside world’s not changed
it’s all in your head, sitting in a flower bed
that’s the purpose of man – to watch the flowers grow, to watch but never know
the colours outside are bright, but i can’t look away, i’ll only see grey
but there’s colour around you – I wanna see the colour surround you
it’s hard to believe that real colours don’t decieve
it’s all in your head, sitting in a flower bed
that’s the purpose of man – to watch the flowers grow, to watch but never know
colours are there to say what you mean, so colour me in and fall in between
colour me in and fall in between, so colour me in and fall in between
in between

ANTI-HUMAN NOUS

i need you like a cat
like a cat i need, i need you to purr
i need you like a dog
like a dog i need, i need you to growl, prowl and hunt them down
i’ve thought of someone else, i’ve thought of someone else
i’m feeling kind of weak today
i’ve thought of someone else with anti-human nous
i’m feeling kind of off today, so hell
i need you like a fish
like a fish i need, i need you to swim
i need you like a tree
like a tree i need, i need you to breathe, seed and never leave
i’ve thought of someone else, i’ve thought of someone else
i’m feeling kind of weak today
i’ve thought of someone else, with anti-human nous
i’m feeling kind of off today, so hell

IMAGES OF BLISS

have you noticed how little children draw images of bliss, and talented artists don’t?
says a lot about growing up these days
and how it’s all a myth perpetrated by adults who only want us to shut up
and now they expect us to be just like them, be just like them
pretty garden, sun in the corner and planes, and windows and lawn
try getting that out of me now – it’ll take such a self-conscious step, oh yeah
and now it’s all a myth perpetrated by adults who only want us to shut up
and now they expect us to be just like them
be just like them
i could go out tonight, i could go out tonight
i could see the stars shine tonight
if i concentrate on, everything could go wrong
if i concentrate on how it’s all a myth perpetrated by adults who only want us to shut up
and now they expect us to be just like them
be just like them

PAKISTAN

she breaks my heart with a stroke of her pen
she breaks my fall again and again
she’ll pick you up and say, it’s all my fault this time
i’ve never been this way, i am never out of line
i have never asked you to, come out and breathe with me
just hold my hand and say, you will never be free
she promises she wants to be friends
but she will do it again, it’s a question of when
she holds my hand, it’s all my fault again
she understands the ways in which the real can look pretend
she don’t want to be wealthy without love
it’s more than an obsession, and it’s more than the above
more than the above
she’ll pick you up and say, it’s all my fault this time
i’ve never been this way, i am never out of line
i have never asked you to, come out and breathe with me
just hold my hand and say, you will never be free

POLICIES (AND WE’LL SEE)

policy’s all you’ve got to show
you’ve got to show more than leadership these days
i’ve seen through the blue, seen through the red mask
if you want to see real politik, real vitriol, just spend a day with students
no party vote, no loyalty – too young
love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see
love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see
is a question but a request, but a request for a policy neutral?
always waiting and complaining too
if you want to see real politik, real vitriol, just spend a day with students
no guarantee – economy fucked
love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see
no philosophising, and we’ll see
let’s hope this time change is for real, let’s hope this time change is for real
let’s hope this time change is for real, let’s hope this time change is for real
love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see
love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see

FICTION

how would you know anything about an election?
you’ve never been through anything like eviction
to you it is something out of science fiction
an incomprehensible blight on civilisation
don’t you leave – i’ve got to know the fiction
don’t you leave – this is not my addiction
fiction don’t spread itself, what a lazy bitch fiction is
fiction don’t mend itself, an amazing fix a mention is
fiction don’t spread itself – it takes you and me to enjoy it
now we’re three months in and they say you’ve got a mission:
decreases in everything useful but the friction
between the lines and awful rhymes is a meditation:
don’t dream ahead of whatever drug’s above your station
don’t you leave – i’ve got to know the fiction
don’t you leave – this is not my addiction
fiction don’t spread itself, what a lazy bitch fiction is
fiction don’t mend itself, an amazing fix a mention is
fiction don’t spread itself – it takes you and me to enjoy it
so enjoy it
fiction don’t spread itself, what a lazy bitch fiction is
fiction don’t mend itself, an amazing fix a mention is
fiction don’t spread itself – it takes you and me to enjoy it

NEW ELECTRA

i chose to save myself and i chose to face the criticism of my peers
i chose to seek no help and i chose to help myself to their worries and fears
get off the new electra road
she chose to save the planet, she chose the labels and names
she chose the life of others, she chose to represent labels and names
get off the new electra road
and since the last time i have wished that you’re okay
okay, hey? okay
and now it’s time again for me to wish you luck
okay, hey?
okay!
get off the new electra road

TRUE

we go back a very long way
sometimes i, i wish it hadn’t changed
because i can see all the pressure was mine and
awkward spading was time spent wasted
and all this time i could have ignored you, oh
i’ve got a lot to say, and some of it’s true
i’ve got a lot of reasons to beautify you
in the present time, i wish i could choose
now or then, i wouldn’t be confused
cause now that our ages have taken their toll
and our time apart is not always time alone
and all this time i could have ignored you, oh
i’ve got a lot to say, and some of it’s true
i’ve got a lot of reasons to beautify you

CAPTURE ONE

capture one, capture none, what has changed here?
capture none, sick of this, going home
capture one, capture none, what has changed here?
capture none, sick of this, going home
please don’t believe in them – please let the story continue
don’t believe in them
they’re not real, they are not true
capture one, capture none, what has changed here?
capture none, sick of this, going home
capture one, capture none, what has changed here?
capture none, sick of this, going home
please don’t believe in them – please let the story continue
don’t believe in them
they’re not real, they are not true
capture one, capture none, capture one, capture none
capture one, capture none, capture one, capture none
please don’t believe in them – please let the story continue
don’t believe in them
they’re not real, they are not true

CALL ME WRONG

if you call me wrong, how could you ever be right?
when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night
so you’ve got me on this one – how you ever been so done?
whatever you try next, it will so fail
if you call me wrong, how could you ever be right?
when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night
so you’ve got me on this one – how you ever been so done?
whatever you try next, it will so fail
recollection of some fun – got to get me some, don’t run
suck it in or be so done
overkill on this one
if you call me wrong, how could you ever be right?
when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night
did you ever have more to say than words?
mechanical urge, life inside a box?
we’ll cure this earth of symmetry and pain
just like the words on the back of the box i say:
if you call me wrong how could you ever be right?
when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night

WHERE ARE YOU?

why do i feel so lifeless?
and who am i today?
here, emotion is senseless, and no one seems to care
and this, this is why i cannot stay here
where are you?
why can’t i see in colours?
black and white are both the same
and now the pages are turning, and no one seems to blame
and this, this is why i cannot stay here
where are you?
and where are you?
where are you?
and where were you?
i’ve got another
you keep the seat warm just like no other, and i will stay calm
down by the river i will deliver
you keep the seat warm, and i will stay calm
down by the river and i will deliver
and this is why, and this is why i cannot stay here
where are you?
and where are you?
where are you?
and where were you?

THIS NOW

nothing i have wanted compares to this now, nothing i can change will impact on this now
nothing i have wanted compares to this now, nothing i can change will impact on this now
noting i love so much has been like this now, nothing i can say will ruin this now
and we have each other and we have the night
i don’t want any other reverse invite
so we are not equal
you are the best thing that ever happened – i am the rest
it’s not the end of time, it’s just a foreign line
don’t be so scared of it, it’s just the world
it’s not the end of time, it’s just a foreign line
don’t be so scared of it, it’s just the world

TWIST IT

do you like what you see tonight?
it’s all that you’re gonna get
if i only i knew this from the start
with all of the hope you took from me, what have you done?
twist it around, it’s only fun
twist it around, it’s only fun
as simple as that, i’d found the one
how could you do this to me?
just as well i can stand on my own and never look backwards
it’s never a lie, and never the truth
ask me again the old question of august 11
only this time i know what to say
twist it around, it’s only fun
as simple as that, i’d found the one
how could you do this to me?
oh didn’t you know?
oh didn’t you know?

THE SUM OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE IS NIL

so, you think you can lock away all your secret thoughts
so, you know it all
you tell yourself you cannot help yourself
well, i know the sum of your knowledge is nil
when it comes down to a battle of wits i know i’m on safe ground
say you won it all
a spark to match the face
a brain to crush them all
well, i know the sum of your knowledge is nil
when you choose to strike my defences will engage
and in no time you’ll be deadlike
the sum of your knowledge is nil
the sum of your knowledge is nil