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My second full album, and first real attempt at producing with at least some skill. The album title is a reference to the chaotic and smooshed-together nature of life, almost appearing to be some sort of spectacle in and of itself. Originally completed in early 2008.

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released January 15, 2008

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Flat Battery London, UK

London-based one-man band originally started in Johannesburg, South Africa. Recording music since 2005, many genres and styles have been explored.

Liam Wiser, the person behind this project, also creates electronic music under the name Rectifier: rectifire.bandcamp.com
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Track Name: Sagittarius
You are
What you are
So rugged, uncultured and
No one will ever be just like you

Moving forward
Towards your goal
It's so that
You never know just what to do

Oh and haven't you heard
This information?
Haven't we met somewhere before?
Close your eyes
Your reflection lingers, but
Take another pill and it'll
All be cool

Seal your fate with a kiss, and a
Pat on the shoulder
From the only one

Broken telephones and overheard discussions
Seem to be the way you live your life
No one's perfect

Holding out for something that
You'll never get, but when
It goes awry, you cry

And haven't you heard
This information?
Haven't we met somewhere before?
Close your eyes
Your reflection lingers, but
Take another pill and it'll
All be cool
Track Name: Antithesis
Spectre of a headcase
Even you'll admit it's true
A fiery broken ego
What is it about you?

Clinging to this lifeline
With renewed fervour
Have you tasted the fruits of your labour, even
Though there's so much more?

Now people come
And people go, but
Always when you
Need them most, what
Do you see when you look at me?
I wonder so, I wonder so

And finally, there's a cure
For your curse, your one affliction
The demons frown, the angels smile
Wondering what tomorrow brings

What pictures shall we weave in
This old tapestry?
So many empty spaces
Like reverse poetry

There's an angel in the doorway, and a
Devil up the stairs, now you're
Standing in the hallway, so
Very unaware that

Goodly eyes and
Friendly smiles make
So much sense in
This context, your
Bitter words, and
Biiter hurts

Everyone, everyone

Now scream and shout to
Let this demon out, and
Beat the impluse down, so
That you'll come around

So dark inside here, but
Don't you disappear, it's
Not too late, now
All we do is wait
Track Name: My Queen of Hearts
Ain't been a day without you
And yet I'm wanting more
Just wanna scream and shout but
Others won't know what for

Play it cool, no bending rules, it's
The only one I have
Hope tomorrow comes more quickly
Then I'll see your face again

Gotta keep swimming, cause I
Can't help feeling as I'm sinking
Gotta blinking, cause I
Hope I remember what I'm thinking

Gotta keep feeling, cause you
Are making me feel so blue
Gotta keep peeling layers
'Til I get back down to you

And I just wish that you were here
Shades of blue and shades of green
And I just wish that you were here
Wondering when you'll get back to me

Gotta keep swimming, cause I
Can't help feeling as I'm sinking
Gotta blinking, cause I
Hope I remember what I'm thinking

Gotta keep feeling, cause you
Are making me feel so blue
Gotta keep peeling layers
'Til I get back down to you
Track Name: It's All the Same
Please insert your money to
Get this product and pay your dues
This is what you should look like
No exceptions, take a hike

Far and wide, we'll seek it out
But we never find what we're looking for
Thin and tight not always right
Just remember it's how you feel inside

Lips like candy and legs of gold
But a heart and eyes forever cold
Pin the picture to the wall, even
Though it means nothing at all

Got no golden, diamond rings
Got no shiny silver things
You have got no self-esteem
But far too proud to look at me

Far and wide, we'll seek it out
But we never find what we're looking for
Thin and tight not always right
Just remember it's how you feel inside

Lips like candy and legs of gold
But a heart and eyes forever cold
Pin the picture to the wall, even
Though it means nothing at all

It's all the same
Track Name: Muddled and Confused
I don't know if this is wrong
But it feels so right!
If you were mine to know
I've give it all up!

Now please don't go away
You know you want to stay!
Complicated things
Eating me up!

And if we could only
Learn to control this, then
There would not be a tear in sight
And if you get lonely
Just think about me, hopefully
That'll get you through the night

When a smile's upon your face
My world is upside down
When I look for a new place, it's
You I found

Sinning every single day, but
I don't really mind
As long as you are
Happy here

And if we could only
Learn to control this, then
There would not be a tear in sight
And if you get lonely
Just think about me, hopefully
That'll get you through the night

When a smile's upon your face
My world is upside down, and
When I look for a new place
It's you found

Never wanted to be there, but
Now I care
Didn't want to be with you, but
Now I do

And if we could only
Learn to control this, then
There would not be a tear in sight
And if you get lonely
Just think about me, hopefully
That'll get you through the night
Track Name: Fat
And it will always be the same
Wherever we go there will be no change
Nothing that we could ever do
Could end the greed and violence, sad but true

They've come to take us all away
Potential threat upon the lies they've made
Broken, abused and overused
But with you I've got nothing to lose

I don't mind if
Everyone else gets left behind, 'cause
You and I have
Still got other things to try

You know the feeling that you get
When someone pisses on your life like that?
Not too many ways to go
Pick up the pieces, pretend that you don't know

Couldn't care less, don't really mind
If the whole world gets left behind

I don't mind if
Everyone else gets left behind, 'cause
You and I have
Still got other things to try
Track Name: Zygote
No one ever told you
Life would be so hard
No one ever made it clear
That you should go so far

Nowhere you can run and hide
There's nothing left for you to do
You should just lay down and die
Before someone does it for you

Tempting the hope of
All you know, bar a
Chance at salvation

Broken words, it's
Your task to
Put them back together

Nowhere you can run and hide
There's nothing left for you to do
You should just lay down and die
Before someone does it for you

All broken up inside
Wondering where your life went
A token of your pride, now
Blowing in the wind

You never learn, do you?

Nowhere you can run and hide
There's nothing left for you to do
You should just lay down and die
Before someone does it for you

All broken up inside
Wondering where your life went
A token of your pride, now
Blowing in the wind
Track Name: Lo-fi
You hold everything dear that
You've ever wanted
You make so many silly
Unconditional promises

You cross your line, you
Take your time
You wish that you could
Be refined

Plug in the noise, and
Let it blow
Don't you repeat, don't
Let it go

It's just your wistful
Thinking as your head explodes
Brainwashing people, thousands
At a time, and on it goes

There ain't no mercy, there
Ain't no time
Chugging along to this
Little rhyme

You cross your line, you
Take your time
You wish that you could
Be refined

Plug in the noise, and
Let it blow
Don't you repeat, don't
Let it go

I wish that I could be
Somebody special
I wish that I could see
Somebody special
I wish that I could know
Something special
I wish that I do
Something special

You cross your line, you
Take your time
You wish that you could
Be refined

Plug in the noise, and
Let it blow
Don't you repeat, don't
Let it go
Track Name: Matters of Intrigue
And when you hear everyone call
Your name, it's time for
You to begin your own show, oh
Well, you tried

The changes made are done by day, and
Seen by night, you
Were about to break away, until
This fight

Intrigue
Track Name: Slow
I saw you falling
Through a starlit summer night
And I just wanted to say
I wish that you were by my side

Warm yourself by the fire
Resting quietly in my eyes
Pull, pulling on heartstrings
Just to see your face tonight

You, always doing the right thing
Even when you do not speak
And you, something I cannot describe
Something I will never be

So high, so high
So high on you