These Truths Remain Unspoken (Shade)

by The Unknown Brothers

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An eclectic collection of acoustic melodic indie rock. As opposed to (Light), the songs on this disc (ahh, remember those days?) are darker in tone.

We recorded, mixed and mastered these songs entirely on an iPad Mini. Thanks for listening.

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released January 1, 2019

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The Unknown Brothers Wales, UK

We are a songwriting duo from Wales, UK that create melodic indie rock. We have a range of influences from 60s rock bands like The Kinks through to the Britop era and beyond.

Our debut album 'These Truths Remain Unspoken is available right here right now and on most streaming platforms.
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Track Name: Flaking Rust
You sniff around for some offence
That you can take
You're looking for someone to blame
Because you're a snake
You sneak around behind their backs.
You're breaking trust
You just can't help yourself at all
You're flaking rust.
And now there's nothing left but dust

I thought of asking you to come inside
But it was too late
You had already gone.
I thought I'd try and put the past aside
On second thoughts
Perhaps it's best left alone.
It's for the best that we don't open wounds
That have sealed over
A long time ago
Let's just keep moving on and
Not put our feelings on show.

I look up at the mirror
There in front of me.
It's not perfection but I still
Like what I see
But can you say the same?
When you wake up each day?
How must it feel to have to
Turn and look away.
And now there's nothing left to say.
Track Name: Spinning Plates
There goes my head it’s spinning free
Once again well off it flies
And the visions that I see
I know they're going to drive me wild

Oh it's all that I can do
To keep my basest level instincts
Under check
Before no stone is left unturned
And I'm a wreck

I don't want to keep on spinning plates no more
I just want to hide behind the door
I don't want to keep on spinning plates no more
I just want to hide behind the door

Sometimes I can't stand being me
I'm my own worst enemy
All these daft imagined slights
I rail against with all my might

Well I know this to be true
You told me oh so many times
That I lost count
But I keep doing what I do
And let it mount

I don't want to keep on spinning plates no more
I just want to hide behind the door
I don't want to keep on spinning plates no more
I just want to hide behind the door
Track Name: My Old Foe
Living with you
It's all I can do
To keep you at bay
Stay at arm's length
I go day by day

Each day I wake
I check where you are
Mostly you're here
So very near
You've rarely gone far

Oh My Old Foe
You're always there
Somewhere
Oh My Old Foe
You're always there
Somewhere

Like a bad stain
I try to scrub out
In time you’ll fade
But specks will remain
Of that there's no doubt

Living with you
It's all I can do
To keep you away
Out of my sight
I go day by day

Oh My Old Foe
You're always there
Somewhere
Oh My Old Foe
You're always there
Somewhere
Track Name: Rock
Dreams I had
Floating on an endless sea
Of wasted opportunity
I just watched them drown

Day by day
Slaving in the same routine
All chewed up by this machine
I just want out

But you give me strength
Strength to carry on
I'm so lucky I've got
Someone like you to lean on

Tearing strips
‘Til there's nothing left of me
Sparks ignite the effigy
Now watch it burn

Let me down
Like a buy one get one free
Suck the life right out of me
And I've only got myself to blame

But you give me strength
Strength to carry on
I'm so lucky I've got
Someone like you to lean on
So hold me close
Don't let me go
Cos it's at times like these
That I need you most

Dreams I had
Floating on an endless sea
Of wasted opportunity
I just watched them drown
Track Name: Caught In The Undertow
I still remember
What it felt like to be afraid
Fight or Flight response
The hunter and his prey
Primal instinct
Makes you feel alive
Now we're orchestrators
Of our own demise

Caged by fear
In case the act is misconstrued
Force fed paranoia
Reality is skewed
One mistake
And your whole life will be destroyed
Face reality
Or fall into the void?

Caught in the undertow
Spinning around
Holding me down

All the time constructing
Visions of perfect lives
A carefully planned illusion
Designed for jealous eyes
Drowning in a sea
Of false sincerity
Live each moment
Or record for posterity?

Caught in the undertow
Spinning around
Holding me down

And maybe it's all just fantasy
It's always better looking back
But I can't help but feel
That all the progress made
Is forever lost

Communication
Fast becoming a lost art
Never closer together
Never more apart
Risk free living
Is not all it's cracked up to be
A backwards step
For such an advancing society

Caught in the undertow
Spinning around
Holding me down
Track Name: Hey Mr. Scholar
Hey Mr. Scholar
A rebel with a cause
Your life consumed
By lives that mirrored yours
Hey Mr. Scholar
You left no stone unturned
To right the wrongs
For all the flames that burn

All you wanted was the truth
To set the record straight
Every year that passed
A year too late

Hey Mr. Scholar
You wouldn't let it Lie
At times you couldn't
Look them in the eye
Hey Mr. Scholar
You saw the price they paid
Justice is denied
When it's delayed

All you wanted was the truth
To set the record straight
Every year that passed
A year too late
Never giving up the fight
You stayed true to the end
All their hopes and dreams
Upon a friend
Track Name: Chinese Water Torture
Realisation
In its own time
Soon finds it's station
After denial

Years of saying
Saying nothing
Straw that broke the camel's back
Water torture
Dripping slowly
Til it finally makes you crack

This situation
See the fault lines
Nuclear option
Scorched earth you'll find

Years of saying
Saying nothing
Straw that broke the camel's back
Water torture
Dripping slowly
Til it finally makes you crack

Hooked on destruction
Rotten inside
There'll be no more toe
Of party lines

Tearing down ties now
Slow painful wait
There'll be no sorry
Til it's too late

Years of saying
Saying nothing
Straw that broke the camel's back
Water torture
Dripping slowly
Til it finally makes you crack
Track Name: Shifting Shape
They don't mind
Just so long as they survive
Shifting shape
Just to keep the world onside

But they can't kid
A kidder who knows all the tricks
There's always someone bigger
Ready with a ton of bricks

Stealing the show
The talk of the town now
(Just let it go, just let it go, just let it go)
Self appointed moral judge
(Just let it go, just let it go)

Busy bees,
You can try
But you ain't stinging me
Busy bees
You can try, you can try..

Turn their cheek
To people with the wrong school tie
Love's devoid
Live their life by their pound signs

All my life
Trying to get my head around
Showy martyrdom
Run themselves into the ground
Run themselves into the ground

Stealing the show
The talk of the town now
(Just let it go, just let it go, just let it go)
Self appointed moral judge
(Just let it go, just let it go)

Busy bees,
You can try
But you ain't stinging me
Busy bees
You can try, you can try
Track Name: Alarm Call
Words that we don't understand
Houses built on sand
These truths remain unspoken

Try an open mind for sure
But you just can't ignore
Appointments that are token

Trying to be something that we're not
Why do we tie ourselves in knots?

We're striving to improve
Always on the move
To fix what isn't broken

We smile and play the game
Cultures of no blame
We're full of self importance

Trying to be something that we're not
Why do we tie ourselves in knots?

Can we not just walk the talk
And add some substance to the spin?
Do we have to play the games
No one ever seems to win?

Trying to be something that we're not
Why do we tie ourselves in knots?
Track Name: F.U.S.
Sometimes I gaze upon the world
And what I see
Fills my heart with
Overwhelming joy

The kindness of the common man
Gives me hope
For the future of the human race

So save your kindness
Spare your love
Relics of
The world that we just left behind

And all that's left is fucked up shit
That's going down
And it's every man for himself

And all the people that you love
They don't care
They're all going to fuck you anyway

Oh, was it worth it in the end?
The price we pay
To save us from ourselves
Oh, was it worth it in the end?
The price we pay
To save us from ourselves

So let me be
To stew alone
Draw the blinds
And don't forget to shut the door

Because everything’s not what it seems
You just don't know
Just don't know who to believe
Anymore

Oh, was it worth it in the end?
The price we pay
To save us from ourselves
Oh, was it worth it in the end?
The price we pay
To save us from ourselves

So now I gaze upon the world
And what I see
Overwhelms me with despair
Yeah…..

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