Tell Me What You See

by 31hours

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Laura Isdahl From the moment i heard this album the first time i knew it was one of the best and most unique albums i've heard, i am so immensely proud of my friends for making this absolutely beautiful piece of art Favorite track: Golden Fruit.
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lyra messier I went here with some friends, expecting to have a fun night out, but I was sorely disappointed.

the menu was pretty limited, and the server was rude and visibly annoyed, and made a racist joke about my friend. the dish I'd ordered only arrived after an hour, and was cold and excessively spicy. above all that, we spent over £180 on the whole ordeal.

the interior is very pretty, but as the service and food left a lot to be desired, I will not be returning here and would not recommend this spot. Favorite track: Foreign.
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plussizedal HUGE DICK ENERGY 😍 Favorite track: Foreign.
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released November 17, 2017

Recorded and produced by 31hours

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31hours are an Oxfordshire based art rock group, described by Nightshift Magazine as "immensely pleasing eclectic prog pop"

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Track Name: Tell Me What You See
Alone in this room I could be nowhere
Imaginary, invisible
Somewhere there's a place where I'm a stranger
Irrelevant, anonymous

Pull me up, through the ground
Rush of cold air on my face
And tell me what you can see, winter scene
And tell me what you can see,
In a vacant tundra

Alone in this room I am miles away
Imaginary, invisible
Somewhere there's a place where I'm an extra
Irrelevant, anonymous

Pull me up, through the ground
Rush of cold air on my face
And tell me what you can see, winter scene
And tell me what you can see,
In a vacant tundra

Vacant tundra

I can forget
Track Name: Royal Box
You’re just a servant,
In the royal box
An assembly line lemon,
Painted up

Your performance,
Out of your hands

It’s got the wrong look,
But it’s got the right sound
It huffs and it puffs, and
The balcony falls down

Your performance,
Out of your hands

He tells you that
He does the best he can
Track Name: Foreign
A slow charge sound in my chest
A deep hum that don't feel right
Turn the lights off, and
Look out of the window

As feral sirens tell me to run
A strange shape above my garden
Feral sirens tell me to run
A strange shape above my garden

Posed threat, locked feet and shaky legs
Find your camera, I say
Posed threat, I’m still staring
And it’s looking back

Feral sirens tell me to run
A strange shape above my garden
Feral sirens tell me to run
A strange shape above my garden
Track Name: Clumsy on Foot
Jumping out of a russian doll to the last bottle cap raft,
I bump into a frog who tells me something fraudulent
He needs my money to find a bed or otherwise,
His old waistcoat mattress will have to do for the night

"You’ve got pennies in your pockets,
Shine on your shoes
At least you’ve got somewhere,
I don’t have a home like you

Pennies in your pockets,
Shine on your shoes
At least you’re doing well,
I don’t have a home like you”

His skin is green with envy and I avoid his stare
I try not to trip on the spot, but I’m clumsy on foot
His wide mouth, it begs at me, but his eyes they sneer
I give into his guilt trip down the river in the long grass

"You’ve got pennies in your pockets,
Shine on your shoes
At least you’ve got somewhere,
I don’t have a home like you

Pennies in your pockets,
Shine on your shoes
At least you’re doing well,
I don’t have a home like you”
Track Name: Castile
A state of sickened surprise
Will hang over their house tonight
The feeling cuts them to ribbons
Meanwhile, what lies behind those eyes?

'Cause you've been firing shots into the dark
You've been firing shots into the dark, again
You've been starting fires that you can't stop
It's easy when you tell yourself it's all pretend

A baseless prejudice,
Aren’t you better than this?
It's all that you know, it's all that you see
You could be better than this but...

'Cause you've been firing shots into the dark
You've been firing shots into the dark, again
You've been starting fires that you can't stop
It's easy when you tell yourself it's all pretend
Track Name: Hospice
Transition through, through a loss of functions
Coordination, eyes and hearing
Months are just a golden gift on a tray
No illusions about the final phase

Just trying to visualise
A pressure on the brain from one side
I’m just trying to visualise
A pressure on the brain from one…

One spot in my mind is,
This is a repeat of what happened before
You can squeeze and squeeze and squeeze
Until the point comes, where you can’t squeeze any more

Just trying to visualise
A pressure on the brain from one side
I’m just trying to visualise
A pressure on the brain from one…
Track Name: November Fog
Superimpose my sleepy head in a new city,
Built with old bricks and the youth's modern decor

I'm a year older now and my hometown's changed without me
Sit here with messy sheets, like animal origami

Wondering what I'll do in two years' time
Track Name: Under the Influence
Take a seat and look around
The space fills with a cluster of noise,
And blinding lights that expose your eyes

I sink to the bottom of my glass,
And wear its influences
Like a letterbox over my eyes,
Over my eyes

Take your keys and run outside
The space fills with a wall of air,
And blinding lights that expose your eyes

I sink to the bottom of my glass,
And wear its influences
Like a letterbox over my eyes,
Over my eyes

Over my eyes

Vignetted by coral reef tiles,
Spinning around
Blood vessel streets below me,
Spinning around
Spinning around
Lose my balance,
Sink and drown
Track Name: Trees
Furry ears and scampering feet,
Over twisted bark and blood red leaves
Follow us and you'll come to find,
The forest where all the trees have eyes

Garden gnome swims in the lake,
Hamadryads watch from the trees
Follow us and you'll come to find,
The forest where all the trees have eyes

Feeling the moss between your toes and your fingers,
Divided by streaks of blindfolded light
Track Name: Idyll
There’s a throbbing pulse in the damp bark
It groans its baritone hymn
Cold wind on the skin, and the leaves hiss way up there

There’s an opening from a sway in the tree tops,
With erythrocyte birds that keep rushing through
And a glimpse of a cloud-capped mountain

All connected by roots and vines,
With gentle contractions that pull me in
Track Name: Golden Fruit
Tiptoe, mountain crow,
Brittle tree in the rain
Gathering sticks for the
Ladder up to golden fruit,
And your black hole eyes

I go and hide from another feathered jury,
I go and hide from you

Drip, drop, water stops,
Damp ground, petrichor
Lose grip and tumble
Back down again

I go and hide from another feathered jury,
I go and hide from you

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