These Truths Remain Unspoken (Shade)

by The Unknown Brothers

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

1.
Flaking Rust 02:15
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.
2.
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
3.
My Old Foe 02:52
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
4.
Rock 05:12
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Alarm Call 03:41
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?
10.
F.U.S. 06:24
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…..

about

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.

credits

released January 1, 2019

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

The Unknown Brothers Wales, UK

The Unknown Brothers are Welsh songwriting duo Ciaran Ryan and Andrew Harper from Swansea, UK. They're all about melodic indie pop-rock.

Our new song 'ALL FOR SHOW' is OUT NOW! Check it out.

Our entire music catalogue, including our double debut Album 'These Truths Remain Unspoken' is available here on Bandcamp.
... more

contact / help

Contact The Unknown Brothers

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like The Unknown Brothers, you may also like: