The Sleep Tape

by THE HIGH WIRE

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“Joyously 90′s-styled dream pop … incorporating Byrdsian jangling, shoegazey melancholia and psychpop, it works thrillingly.” Mojo
“Twinkling lazy day loveliness …” Clash Magazine
“A narcoleptic wonderland … simply dreamy” NME
“A delicious blend of swooning guitars, dreaming vocals and soft drifting melodies.” Kruger Magazine
“Delirious shoegaze that will leave you so overwhelmingly happy you’ll be clueless as to how it happened” Artrocker
“Magnificent” Q The Music
“Sheer somnambulant bliss … an intoxicating sound” Guardian

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released March 8, 2010

written & performed by The High Wire
produced by The High Wire
additional production & mix by Rik Simpson

drums by Max Roache
horns on Future Ending by Jon Radford (Trumpet), Ben Somers (Saxophone), Bob Dowell (Trombone)

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C+P 2010 Grandpa Stan Ltd

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THE HIGH WIRE London, UK

Anglo-Canadian three piece based in London.

Management - info@judestreet.com

Licensing - Carter Smith - carter@rollogrady.com

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Track Name: The Midnight Bell
When the shakes take hold tonight
When my blood flows at the speed of light
In my eyes you'll see nothing
I'm just here for your money
You're just here for my time
Throw me over your shoulder
When the shakes take over

When the shakes take over
Don't put me down with the others
Don't put me down as another
When the shakes take hold tonight

You're just here for my time
I'm just here for your money
In my eyes you'll see nothing
When my blood flows at the speed of light
When the shakes take over
Throw me over your shoulder

When the shakes take over
Don't put me down with the others
Don't put me down as another
When the shakes take hold

I don't have to fight with you
Just to make it right with you
There's no love to hide here for you
Don't try to find it you'll lose

When the shakes take hold tonight
When the shakes take hold
Track Name: Hang From The Lights
Oh I swear of all the ways I looked at you
The ones that mattered
Were the ones you missed
The ones that you turned away from

So you wish that you could make the life you love
The one you live
But you think so much on what you want
While you want the dream
I just want the sleep

Hang from the lights
To find somebody
To return your kiss
Cos it ain't me
It's the last time I’ll take you out tonight
Just to lead you on
Just to walk you home

Think I'm a fool to sit and watch you leave
With no kiss to keep you from the door
But you got all you wanted while I got bored

Hang from the lights
To find somebody
To return your kiss
Cos it ain't me
It's the last time I’ll take you out tonight
Just to lead you on
Just to walk you home
It's the last time I’ll take you out tonight
Just to lead you on
Just to walk you home
Track Name: New Lovers
All the ghosts around the bed are singing
Oh boy please oh boy please
But I don't believe and oh I don't want to hear
See I am bound to you
New lovers are no use
Track Name: Sleep Tape
The world must seem pretty
Pretty big to you
Just you wait and see, see what they can do
Crying out I'm tired
What do you need now
I cannot work it out

We're floating down the street
So innocent and sweet
We're tearing through your home
We're no one now you know

Dying from the heat
Walking off your feet
Dragging down my arm
More ways to do me harm

Chemical me now
Stop the lights somehow
The shadows in the dark

We're floating down the street
So innocent and sweet
We're tearing through your home
We're no one now you know

Crying out I'm tired
What do you need now
Chemical me now
Stop the light somehow ...
Track Name: Odds & Evens
Curl your lip and strum country to me
Well you took to it so fast
While I was so slow
You held my hand
But now I'm so old

Got to start from somewhere
So I'll start from the grave
We’ll count the steps along the way

Curl your lip and make me want to live
For one more day
Make me want to sleep
Through one more night
I owe everything
Debts I can't escape til the day I die

Got to start from somewhere
So I'll start from the grave
We’ll count the steps along the way
Odds for a christening
And evens, a wedding day
Walk me from St. Giles to St. James

Here in your shadow
You keep me from getting burned

Got to start from somewhere
So I'll start from the grave
We’ll count the steps along the way
Odds for a christening
And evens, a wedding day
Walk me from St. Giles to St. James
Track Name: It's No Secret
I watched you go
But you're still in the dust and the dirt of this home
I said my goodbyes
But I can't shake you from my mind
My mind, no I can't shake you

Yesterday yes I was kissing someone new
But my baby I wished I was kissing you
I said my goodbyes but I can't shake you from my mind
My mind, no I can't shake you

It’s no secret cos I can't keep it
You come and go when I'm sleeping
I know you can't see me
I know you can't hear me
But I wish that your ghost would leave me alone

Yesterday yes I was kissing someone new
But my baby I wished I was kissing you
I said my goodbyes but I can't shake you from my mind
My mind no I can't shake you from my mind
My mind, no I can't shake you
Track Name: Letting In The Light
Buried under the sheets
Hold the morning routine
Roll away from the sound of the radio playing
Roll away front the sight of the blind letting in the light
Roll back to sleep
Roll on tonight
Track Name: A Future Ending
I sit in silence as the world goes by
I say nothing to anyone
It washes over me
I can't afford to get involved

I waste the hours that were given me
I sit and think and watch the days go by
It washes over me
I can't afford for to get involved

Time travel seems a way out
Maybe that we should
Time travel seems a way out
Maybe that we should have a go

One day you'll find this all a little hard
One day you'll want to start again
It washes over me
I can't afford to get involved

Time travel seems a way out
Maybe then we should
Time travel seems a way out
Maybe then we should have a go

Now that the king is dead, long live the king ...
Track Name: Leave Me In Love
Well there's no faith left to be saved
Well there's no face I stand to lose
If I play this game with you
See, so what? Is what I want to think
And I'm happy for anything to happen here
While there's some time left I could share

Oh leave me in love
Leave me

Well there's no pride left to stop this fall
Well there's no time to stop what I expect
Stop what I came here for
It’s just a laugh now please don't cry
See I've made up my mind
So what? Is what I want to think
And I'm happy for anything to happen here
While there's some time left I could share

Oh leave me in love
Leave me
Oh leave me in love
Leave me without a care

In love without a care
In love
In love without a care
Oh leave me here
While there's some time time left I could share

Oh leave me in love
Track Name: Pump Your Little Heart
You know yesterdays lovers, today are just strangers
Keeping no one around, now that two is a crowd

Thought I heard a beat from your still heart but felt nothing
Now I can't make it start through all the tears and breaking up

You wont call me for answers, I won't ask you for favours
What will you do tonight to rise again through these dark skies

Thought I heard a beat from your still heart you felt nothing
Now I can't make it start through all the tears and breaking up

Thought I heard a beat from your still heart but felt nothing
Now I can't make it start through all the tears and breaking up

Thought I heard a beat from your still heart you felt nothing
Now I can't make it start through all the tears and breaking up

Pump your little heart, (heard a beat)
Pump your little heart, (make it start)
Pump your little heart,
Pump your little heart.