Two Birds, One Stone Later

by NARCS

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    'Band Of The Year 2013' - Gig Islands
    'Album Of The Year 2013' - Impropaganda
    'Gig Of The Year' - Dearly Noted

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    13 awesome tracks selected by NARCS of bands they've played with & love. there's also an exclusive NARCS live session session track thrown in.
    Tracklisting:
    Allusondrugs - Fruit
    Esper Scout - Futures Irrelevant (live)
    FOLD (feat Mr Gee) - Salvation
    Forever Cult - Graves
    Humans As Ornaments - Scratch The Surface
    Insatellites - Cornered
    Koala - Prefix
    NARCS - Collisions (live)
    NOSE - Hallow Be Thy Name
    The Ainsley Band - Alcohol
    The Witch Hunt - Army Man
    Treason Kings - Mother
    Two Trick Horse - Default Badass

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about

NARCS are an alternative rock band from Leeds, England.

The album was recorded over 2 days in April 2013 with Simon Humphrey (The Clash, David Byrne, Marc Bolan, Beach Boys).

Watch the video for '19' here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmfTxkx6YoM

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released 02 September 2013

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Track Name: Souvenir
Someone put a rock through this mirrored ceiling
Someone make a bed of the shards
Lay me down one more time
Someone take a paintbrush to the amber skin
In my eyes
She could never be restored

Only touched up.



She opens up her children's eyes and she asks me again:

How would you like to be paid?

(Love is in a backstreet sewer with a tangled face)



Your eyes, two dancers on twisting floors, like
A cheap souvenir that I bought,

On a medicinal line,

And then betrothed to be mine


Sins, awash with the fall,
My fingers could not find their way to the door



She opens up her children's eyes and she asks me again:

How would you like to be paid?

(Love is in a backstreet sewer with a tangled face)
Track Name: Sandchild
Seeing as
Tired won't rise, 
to be anything more



Blurred lines
Echoing eyes, 

Vacant answers the call


Lifeboats growing old,
Staple-fixed to the shore

How about a story?



That's the wrong way to die

That's the wrong way to die


Lucky you,

Sandchild, 

Growing old

Staple-fixed to the shore


If your life flashed by

You'd watch just for the gore



Feeding on, you're feeding on

Feeding on the waste.

I know it never rains, 

But be that as it may, 

That's the wrong way to die



Floating in the calm, 

Pulling on my arm

Unbeknown to all these wondering eyes

Keep the water warm, 

You're still before you're born

Unbeknown to all these wondering eyes.
Track Name: 19
Said the Martyr to the mob:

“It's not a feud to resolve on a poor man's mind”

They were bred, inbred, inside the walls,

No natural light there falls,

Where they go...


Drawn back,

A line of wisdom

It takes two to make a fool, one to lie and one to listen

Hold my vote from the bidders

The vacant eyes of a vision



We've had 19 from the same school, 

19 from the same school

I'm tired of waiting,

I've not got the patience



So I sold my vote to the highest bidder

The blatant lies of a vision



We've had 19 from the same school, 

19 from the same school
Track Name: Creatures
People, don't adjust your pedestal height

Glaring down, glaring down

Three floors from the top and killing to rise

Glaring down, glaring down



People, don't adjust your stereotypes,

They're the grounds you built your country on,

“No black in the flag” - no light in their eyes,

Glaring down, glaring down



Love and life and all its creatures

There's love and life and all these creatures



People don't avert your merry-go-eyes

Simon said it so it must be right

Strings drawn, drawn back.
Make the boy look good.


We'll see about that, 

We all cry wolf then we shovel it back
So we'll see about that


There's love and life and all its creatures

In love and life there's all these creatures
Track Name: Coast To Coast
On my own and out of sight,

I leave the fighting to the young and reckless, 

My head it floats through the fists and falls



Back to when we strolled,

You held my arm, you wore my coat,
My coat of arms was gleaming,

Never to be bolder

On we rolled,
Decked out in green
and good to go,
In my head I'm still there
Never to be older



Don't mind me dear, 

I'm tired and I want to go home


Lone I float, 

As toe to toe and cheek to cheek, 

We lost ourselves that evening
The bitter cold never felt so warm



Now I sail the white old isles

And coast to coast, 

We'll meet again my sweethearts,

I don't know where but I do know when



Don't mind me dear, 

I'm tired and I want to go home

[All I know, all I know, you never know]
Track Name: Collisions
I have stood by and watched you

Climb into this hole,

And now we're here, 

What's the use of a conscience to anyone?



I have done, I have done

More than could be asked

Then done more

And in the morning perhaps you'll hear the penny drop

Knowing I'm rich where you're poor



And if you don't feel like moving on

You'd best get used to it

I'm young and innocent, naïve, 

You'll believe what you choose to believe

You can't argue with idiots or reason with thieves.


You're not innocent, 

You're not all,

That you claim, when the night started falling,

You seemed to forget that we've been here before, 



You lost your bottle

And I took the fall
Track Name: Karaoke
Imitation has taken the floor

It's not a talent, it's nothing at all


Karaoke
It's not that good.

Stoop I could, 
But I'm hardly inclined

It does no good, 

No ally of mine.



Hung out to dry in front of a baying crowd,
He said "I'm doing this for the folks back home",
Who told me: 
“Son, you've got it. I don't know what it is, but you've got it.”

Water, water, everywhere

Not a drop to drink but much to spare.



Stoop I could
But I'm hardly inclined

It does no good, 

No ally of mine


Bring the innocent forward

And the militants too
Track Name: High Commissioner
Everybody wants to own you

So fear the life you run

Round and round my aching head

Where web and wheels are spun.

I really don't like you

I really don't like you

I really don't like you

Never before has the world seemed so very cruel
To a gifted girl, it hurts to see it stop revolving round you
And you're miles away, miles away, miles away from home

How will you cope alone?



Two weeks with nothing left to spend

The world will surely end

Head grinding like a chainsaw
On the drugs your Daddy paid for,

Drugs that Daddy paid for.



I could stop and buy you flowers

I could stop and buy you flowers
Track Name: Irregular Reader
See thee,
See thee, 

Poster boy, squeaky clean
Glossy magazine,
 front of screen



Phoney won't return my calls, 

You ought to know that I'm worth my weight in gold

My weight in



See me, 
See me,

Poser boy, lying emptied by a magazine

Out on the street



Only when I bare your soul

Oh John, you'll finally know

I'm worth my weight in gold, 

My weight in



An Irregular, an irregular,

An irregular reader


Only when I bare your soul

I need to have you whole
Track Name: Tall Grass
Tall grass, torn clothes and b-roads
Stories to make you wish
For old tales, 

Read to you in uniform



Soft light

Of windows and gameshows
A chance to escape the polls
And win your 'cruise for two around the world'

Strange place
To feel the effects of,

Floods that have broken banks

And left scars

Thirty years away or more



Lined up in neat rows

Fairytales and all the rest, need not be told

No-one has the need to know



Tall grass, torn clothes and b-roads

Fairytales and all the rest
Ought not be told, 

Ought not be shoved down my throat like a medicine


Pain, a culture's obsession with fame, shame

A culture's obsession with all these things, all these things

I despise.