HTDHIDE THE DECLINE

Second LP from RADIO OVER MOSCOW, released 2010.

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

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TRACKLISTING

1. Hide The Decline
2. Not A Lot
3. Killer On The Island
4. Clarity
5. Hell Of A Way
6. Nic
7. Countdown
8. Until The End
9. Pearl
10. Yellow Kevin

BEHIND THE MUSIC

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

LYRICS

HIDE THE DECLINE

i don’t know what i’m doing
i’ve never read a journal on climate science before
all that i know i know from reading wishart and bellamy
don’t show me the door
i heard they hid the decline
and that was good enough for and my backward advice
i heard they used a trick, they used a trick, they used a trick
to hide what they thought were Gaia’s white lies
i know i’m just a guy but they think they know better
and we’re no better than you
we’re no better than you
i’ve never worn a white coat
or learned the differece between mean, mode and median
still i feel i’m qualified
they’ve never been, never been, never been in a real job
argument over
i know i’m just a guy but they think they know better
cause they’re no better than you
and we’re no better than you
we’re no better than you
i know i’m just a fraud but they think they know better
cause they know better
and we know better than you
we know better than you
because we are the scientists and you are just denialists
because we are the nihilists and you are too idealistic
it makes one cry for the days before the internet ruined our collective intellect
we’re no better than you

NOT A LOT AT ALL

i heard you like fashion
well, fashion is fine
i live inside a nation that turns water into wine
they said you never let down
they said it wouldn’t be too long now
i heard not a lot at all
when did we get old
lined up for the slaughter
i live inside a nation that turns wine into water
they said we never look back
they said it wouldn’t be too long now
i heard not a lot at all
what a day i’ve had
what a day i could have had
without you by my side
what a day i’ve had
what a day i could have had
without you by my side

KILLER ON THE ISLAND

there’s a killer on the island
it already killed the pilot
it’s not a fan of supersonic fences or pseudo-scientific endeavours
you’re gonna get smashed
you’re gonna get smashed
so get a circle of ash
and don’t go too far
your name is on the wall
there’s nothing wrong with you
your daddy problems are through
i took your place when Ajira landed
a sacrifice the island demanded
you’re gonna get smashed
you’re gonna get smashed
so get a circle of ash
and don’t go too far
your name is on the wall
you have been chosen

CLARITY

if god has power, then why don’t i?
in asking, innocents will die
if hell is sinless and heaven’s not
can only suppose they got it wrong
if i’m no god, then she’s no god
i have never been so pissed off
every word that she said was true, every time
nothing ever impossible
everything is such a miracle
clarity has never been divine, every time
i’m just an angel without my wings
but you would rather see me king
if i’m no god, then she’s no god
i have never been so pissed off
every word that she said was true, every time
nothing ever impossible
everything is such a miracle
clarity has never been divine, every time
and down in the basement is another machine
calculating probabilities and modes and means
never again will there be a doubt
and every time that i blacken your name
make a notation of where i lay the blame
any dissent and you’re one of them
i want to help, i want to help you
i want to help you see the light and dark
and if i’m no god, then she’s no god
i have never been so pissed off
every word that she said was true, every time
nothing ever impossible
everything is such a miracle
clarity has never been divine, every time

HELL OF A WAY

It’s a hell of a way to be seen out tonight
you keep doing it, it’s irrelevant
you keep doing it anyway
such a mess of the rules isn’t often seen in town
you keep doing it for the hell of it
you keep doing it and doing it and doing it
and doing it, and doing it
you keep doing it for the hell of it
you keep doing it
every one over time should listen to the line
you keep doing it, it’s irrelevant
you keep doing it anyway
it’s a hell of a day to be offering a truce
you keep doing it for the hell of it
you keep doing it and doing it and doing it
and doing it, and doing it
you keep doing it, it’s irrelevant
you keep doing it anyway
you keep doing it, you keep doing it
you keep doing it, you keep doing it anyway

NIC

it’s time she said i must be true
i’ve been around a bit or two
oh how she changed inside a day
in front of us we’ll never know
i’ve reached the point of no return
she lied and told us she was burned
no fear tonight, it’s away and alright
and no one but i will ever know
we’ll ever know
i tried to say i’m sorry too
but all i cried was news to you
oh how she changed inside a day
in front of us we’ll never know
it’s time she said i must be true
i lied and fled because of you

COUNTDOWN

the countdown is to meltdown
a fire unstoppable
i’ve never been insolvent
i’ve got to be involved with
your energy is magic
aura too bright
i never had it so good i feel like gagging
a cliche so distracting
don’t touch the flashing light
i’ve got to be uptight
i’ve never felt emphatic
i’ve got a right to be ecstatic
i won’t say another word
i won’t kill another kurd
i’m caught in other words
this time i will be heard

UNTIL THE END

and i am not of space
and i am not of time
and you cannot erase anything
and heaven has a place
where i can never be
and hell it will amaze, certainly
you cannot be this dumb, can you?
and you cannot be this blind?
can’t you see the madness of it all?
can you?
and you can’t be serious about this
until the end of time
until the end of space
until the big collapse
until the fiery end
and i am not of space
and i am not of time
and you cannot erase anything
you cannot be this dumb, can you?
and you cannot be this blind?
can’t you see the madness of it all?
can you?
and you can’t be serious about this

PEARL

don’t say i want you tonight, girl
i’ve seen a side i never meant to see, ever
last night, it was an indication, a declaration of chance
we don’t want to take this pearl away
twenty one and so burnt out
an age of indirection
waiting on outside forces in lieu of an action taken assertive
we don’t want to wait all of our lives
cities, places i live in
so sarcastic, so lethargic
i have seen far too much, i have gone far too far
how much longer is it gonna take?
or have we left it much too late?
cities, places i live in
so sarcastic, so lethargic
visions of a love eternal, always overseas
will i never be pleased?
will i never be pleased?
will i never be pleased?
will i never be pleased?
will i never be pleased?
don’t say i want you tonight, girl
i’ve seen a side i never meant to see, ever
last night, it was an indication, a declaration of chance
we don’t want to take this pearl away

YELLOW KEVIN

it all began in a small town
three of us with a quest
we were brothers
julian was a suicide, philip was one martyr down
so it came to me
i cannot see myself coming through
forever is ever blue
i can’t do this, they are too strong
why can’t we just get along?
call the turtle, blind the witch
call the dragon, scratch the itch
i have not enough bravery
i don’t have the luck to keep pushing on
i found a blue castle, i found a new chance
i have more luck
i can do this, i have the rose
nothing ever can oppose
oh yellow kevin from holm
it’s up to you now, just go
i cannot see myself coming through
forever is ever blue
i can’t do this, they are too strong
why can’t we just get along?
oh yellow kevin
it’s up to you now, so just go
recover talisman, and ride a swan
julian, philip and kevin, from tambry in holm