Careful What You Wish For

by Cult With No Name

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1.
Try to wake, try to rise, just can't open my eyes And all the while you're outside, just waiting I should go, but could stay, if you prefer it that way Let us all celebrate just waiting Cos' this is the day, but I waste it away Thinking about being with you I live for the now, it's too late anyhow You say that we're already through I get up, I should run, or I guess I could hide By the time I decide, you're waiting Try to talk, try to touch, but you're not saying much All the while you were not here waiting Yeah this is the day, so don't get in my way There's one thing on my mind and it's you I live for the now, but then throw in the towel when you say that we're already through So go, now just leave, I will follow your lead All that I need is a sign But if, on the way, you think you've picked the wrong day here I will wait for all time Yeah this is the day, so don't get in my way There's one thing on my mind and it's you I lived for the now, but then threw in the towel when you said that we're already through
2.
Could we share, not should we care But who will dare to threaten this? Raise your pitch, not praise the rich Yeah, pump your fist along with us And suddenly out of nowhere I hear a voice there in my head "You pick the wrong words, then you wind up dead" Term your states, not state your terms It's not too late late for me and you So waive the rules, not rule the waves They're not the same, that much is true And suddenly out of nowhere I hear a voice there in my head "You pick the wrong words, then you wind up dead" "You pick the wrong words, then you wind up dead" "You pick the wrong words, then you wind up dead" You pick the wrong words, then forget what's said
3.
When you're cold you won't be cold alone Gonna be there, watching, then leave on my own And when I hold you I will hold you close Got to heal you, feel you, reveal you the most 'Cos it Feels so good Feels so good to let go When you cry I will by your side Every tear that we share my just make it all right And when you wait I will just bide my time Every step I was there 'til you told me tonight that it Feels so good Feels so good to let go Building us up just to knock ourselves down Calling you up just to check your around How to find love, her happiness Seeing you shine, seeing you less Feels so good Feels so good Yeah it feels so good Feels so good to let go
4.
Pleased to greet you, if not to meet you But haven't I met you before? That cool demeanour, the balls to leave her Some walk while other walk tall And those same mistakes The chance to learn, repeat And the promises you make The ones you never keep Pleased to know you, if not to clone Every one of us has evolved The wry one liners, the strength to guide us Just won't cut it anymore And those same mistakes The chance to learn repeat And the promises you make A chance to find your feet? And those same mistakes
5.
If I were to say that I'd found a way where you can speak your mind You'd call me a liar but everyone round you can see I'm right Don't turn around now, you'll never get an answer like that Can't keep a secret so come on and reveal it show me what you have got in your hands It's something special, it's just they don't know let us sort out the issues in broad daylight I read from the lines, in your face hides a smile Your hands touch the ones who fall in love You give then you take, you're using your space to draw me in Some curious guys won't believe there eyes when I tell it to them When I'm in pain I let your fingers do the healing You're pulling me round, pushing me down and back up again Can't keep a secret so come on and reveal it show me what you have got in your hands It's something special, it's just they don't know let us talk out the issues in broad daylight When your lips leave me cold, you hands hold the truth They touch all the ones who fall in love
6.
Here's a token A piece of something broken Stolen from the singers I once knew So, take this offer Stand up, here comes another Clap your hands these words, they're just for you I count the things I have done Count on the fingers of one thumb Here's my message Largely undetected And here's the best bit It might just set you free It might move you to cry or leave the room too Out of sight come sing along with me I count the things that I have done Count on the fingers of one thumb Counted the reasons all along Counted the many that are wrong Here's a token A piece of something broken Clap your hands now
7.
Bluff 04:15
She prays every night, she knows it's to God Could be you But looking at theirs, just what are the odds? There's a few. What's the use? Let us play... She's trapped in a tunnel, she's seeing a light Should be you And as she gets close, lit up is a sign In clear view, you remove everything... So, this is the place, they finally meet on your ground Friends that she knew burn up in the heat, underground. Then you turn round and you say... One word will never save us when the word is 'bluff' So how do you know you're living a lie? Who to ask? She said that you'll know the moment you die Peace at last, reverse fast, roll again...
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She B.C. 03:01
Sometimes we're in need of sound advice A few wise words from all those things we've learnt A stranger tells you how to live your life You do it now? You do it anyhow? And when it's new you will fight it And where there's proof you'll deny it oh B.C. She Say it once, repeat a million times Meanings change? Meanings stay the same? If you take too much you've got to pay a price So listen up Cos there's a truth to stop And it's as old as a rain cloud And it's being sold for the pain now of B.C. She
10.
Who will own up? Who's at fault? Pass the buck Is it time I held it here? And if I'm to blame what can I do, can I change, when the connection's pretty clear? Is it enough to say you "don't", you "better won't" , to the one you love? Then in our own time, in black and white we pass the file right down the line Can't shake it off Should I try? Others laugh Yeah we all know I wasn't even there And that may be true But doesn't help me or you when I face up to what I fear Is it enough to wonder why, but not reply, to the one you love? Then in our own time, in black and white we pass the file right down the line Then in my own time, in black and white I pass the file right down the line
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Golden Brown 04:24
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What you gonna do when the time runs out? What you gonna change to take it higher? Where you gonna go with the feeling now? Who's gonna light you're fire? 'Cos the memory's still young when you're hurting the ones you love Where are the feelings that you left for dead? What you gonna change to take them higher? Where you gonna go when there's no one left? How you gonna trip the wire? They say it's such fun when you're hurting the ones you need, you trust, you bleed, believe the most The most Hurting the ones that you love the most Hurting the ones that you need, that you trust, the most Hurting the ones that you love the most Hurting the ones that you bleed, but believe, the most
13.
The greatest of feelings holds the quietest surprise But nothing compares to the hate in your eyes Looking out at me You'll always fit in that special place in my heart Can't thank you enough for the time we're apart You and Who's Army Sometimes you need the living proof that what you're told is right is still the truth You can fight, but you'll be on your own You can reach, but I'm gone If I could only pull you back I'd sit you down and pull your fiction from fact You can join, but you'll stand apart 'Cos there's a hole there in your heart Sometimes you look beyond a face And find a person that you long to embrace Once was pure and full of the love that was there, now is gone If I could only find out why Then maybe I could stop you living on lies You can shout, but we can't hear at all 'Cos there's a hole there in your heart In your heart
14.
Soft Skills 02:54
She's not rich But she don't need to flick that switch I value her more She's elsewhere But then why should I even care? She transcends it all I desire Come acquire She's got soft skills Each in turn watch and learn She's got soft skills She's alone But she won't stay that way for long Say 'yes' and I'll come She's unique, yeah But we all know that's why we click Same for everyone So when you meet Kiss her feet She's got soft skills Each in turn watch and learn See me burn up for her Each in turn watch and learn She's got soft skills

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The duo’s second song cycle prods your ears with a variety of influences. ‘Context is Everything’ hints at Scritti Politti, ‘Down the Line’ could be Stan Ridgway, whilst ‘You and Who’s Army’ recalls the minimalist funk of Shriekback. Features Blaine L. Reininger from Tuxedomoon.

Tracklisting:

Flying Ant Day / Context is Everything / Feels so Good / And Those Same Mistakes / Hands, Two, Touch / On the Fingers of One Thumb / Bluff / You Know Me Better Than I Know Myself / She B.C. / Down the Line / Golden Brown / Hurting the Ones You Love the Most / You and Who’s Army / Soft Skills

Preview 'You Know Me Better Than I know Myself' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAqo4swBXXU

Preview 'Golden Brown' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKT5LTWzylU

Reviews:

:: ‘here they are, with their cutting vignettes in demure, seductive shapes. and if you buy no other record this month go for this one. it’s essential’ – Mick Mercer (UK)
:: ‘so original, it unquestionably seems years ahead of its time’ – Mojophenia (UK)
:: ‘the piano playing is marvelous, wrapping you in the melancholy moods like the hammers were striking your head instead of strings’ – The Big Takeover (USA)
:: ‘wonderfully unique piano pop…haunting, lovely and simply unforgettble’ – Comfort Comes (USA)
:: ‘stein is an excellent vocalist, with quite a range, his voice soaring, then subsiding through these melancholic songs…proper songwriting, well produced, and terrific packaging too’ – Terrascope (UK)
:: ‘clever, subtle, sophisticated…’careful what you wish for’ really is something special’ – DSO (UK)
:: ‘more of that dark melodic feel with unique and captivating lyrics’ – Kata Rokka (USA)
:: ‘intelligent and interesting…a very rewarding album’ – Heathen Harvest (USA)
:: ‘…a great synth/pop album’ – Lunar Hypnosis (USA)

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released October 31, 2008

All instruments - Erik Stein and Jon Boux.
Violin - Blaine L. Reininger.

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