Tell Me What You See

by 31hours

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Laura Isdahl
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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.
lyra
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lyra 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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1.
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
2.
02:48
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
3.
04:03
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
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5.
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”
6.
02:45
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
7.
03:12
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…
8.
02:06
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
9.
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
10.
01:24
11.
03:01
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
12.
03:07
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
13.
04:36
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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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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