We Are The Public

by The Public

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1.
burn victim (a day that will never come) I can't sleep. It's like my head is on fire. I'm in love but I'm a terrible liar. I'm cold from your nuclear winter, my half-life fades while my thoughts are slipping. I don't know what I was waiting for. all the people that I adored are now the people that I ignore all trapped inside my revolving door and I... I'm waiting for a day that'll never come. In spite of ourselves... In spite of ourselves? can we spend the night together? is the answer in the question? with your shiny, shiny boots of leather one hand hard, the other a feather. should we even be together? is the answer in the question? I'm waiting for a day that'll never come. I can't sleep. it's like my head is on fire. I'm in love but I'm a terrible liar. I'm cold from your nuclear winter, my half-life fades while my thoughts are slipping. I don't know what I was waiting for. all the people that I adored are now the people that I ignore all trapped inside my revolving door and I... I'm hurting like a burn victim.
2.
I think that everything is wrong. I try to think at least twice a day. she says I'm strange, but I try anyway even though I'm wasting my time. my thoughts are formed by the machine popculture magazine all the blinking lights and the glitter hype it's her favorite time when the hours fall like stars I hate my radio (it's all wrong) It's all part of the facade erected by our dear old dads who would steal the black and make it white so we can rebel like pointless poltergeists and all while we feed the machine our each and every little thing their bankrolls grow fat aristocrats oh wait those are thoughts that I'm not supposed to have I hate my radio (it's all wrong) We could go on as though nothing is wrong Are we enlightened or blinded by the sun? oh we're just fine frozen in time somebody said the kids are alright but they don't know it's almost gone there goes the same sad song and I don't know the words but i caught the tune I hope this ringing in my ears ends soon. I hate my radio (it's all wrong) I think that everything is wrong.
3.
Say goodbye everyone and we're gone away from here, at last. we've nothing left to say, nothing left to hold us back. everything you've ever wanted just outside your grasp we could hide and wait These are days we never thought would pass Cities burn and fill the sky with glass are we all victims of our own circumstance or is it something else? there's something else. there's something else you know it's never easy letting go of all the things in your life which seem to matter most but if you let the fire out there is no choice and no one cares and no ones left to hear your voice. we could hide and wait run for cover, give me shelter, hide me from the world the clouds on the horizon shape the face of mars secret windows, hide the sky i feel like a prisoner in life but underground oh underground it's always warm and bright they say it's never easy letting go of all the things in your life which seem to matter most but if you let the fire out there is no choice and no one cares and no ones left to hear your voice. we could hide and wait
4.
It's in her eyes, the way it all comes down on me like a haunt, no one but her can see on my back, god don't build your world on me (you should) see her face such a latent tragedy These things fade in my dreams of green eyes and black things there we soar, unscathed by my disbelief and my life it means so much to me these things fade, these things fade in my dreams These nights fall like broken plastic wings. These days just fill the inbetween my life is a vacant memory, I'm not the way, it's not the way things are supposed to be. These things fade in my dreams of green eyes and black things there we soar, unscathed by my disbelief and my life it means so much to me these things fade, these things fade in my dreams
5.
06:32
She's got a broken halo She won't let it go for anyone at night the sounds of the empty street fill the space between everything And she wonders, why the world won't stop And I wait Beneath a starless sky And she steals my last breath While the light leaves my eyes I'd give anything to be wanted by her I always wondered what would become of us But life can stop you from saying all the things in life you'd like to And it's a subtle type of suicide to be with her in the night But I take the drug and don't think twice She smiles at me and waits, but I just fade away But there's so much left to say And I wait Beneath a starless sky And she steals my last breath While the light leaves my eyes I'd give anything to be wanted by her So this is it. It's the end of the world The streetlights and this rooftop and this empty girl And it's a subtle type of suicide to be with her in the night But I take the drug and don't think twice She smiles at me and waits, but I just fade away But there's so much left to say And I wait Beneath a starless sky And she steals my last breath While the light leaves my eyes I'd give anything to be wanted by her
6.
with their hollow eyes and their faces white they walk in line they move on. they move on. In their empty lives with their vacant smiles in their suits and ties, they move on. they move on. They move on, (automatons, automatons) never really knowing who they are they move on they move on step by step, day by day, one by one. one step leads to another, one foot in front of the other. one step leads to another until one mind is controlling the other one step leads to another, one foot in front of the other. one step leads to another until one mind is controlling the other They move on, (automatons, automatons) never really knowing who they are they move on they move on step by step, day by day, one by one.
7.
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Lyrics by Stephen Morrissey Music by Johnny Marr Take me out tonight Where there's music and there's people And they're young and alive Driving in your car I never never want to go home Because I haven't got one Anymore Take me out tonight Because I want to see people and I Want to see life Driving in your car Oh, please don't drop me home Because it's not my home, it's their Home, and I'm welcome no more And if a double-decker bus Crashes into us To die by your side Is such a heavenly way to die And if a ten-ton truck Kills the both of us To die by your side Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine Take me out tonight Take me anywhere, I don't care I don't care, I don't care And in the darkened underpass I thought Oh God, my chance has come at last (But then a strange fear gripped me and I Just couldn't ask) Take me out tonight Oh, take me anywhere, I don't care I don't care, I don't care Driving in your car I never never want to go home Because I haven't got one, da ... Oh, I haven't got one And if a double-decker bus Crashes into us To die by your side Is such a heavenly way to die And if a ten-ton truck Kills the both of us To die by your side Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine Oh, There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
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03:08
sweet shoegazer, your eyes betray your smile this silence, it surrounds us for hours at a time confidence waits in the other hand you chose right confidence waits in the other hand you chose right every time sweet shoegazer, they're only empty words anonymity, a blessing and a curse confidence waits in the other hand you chose right confidence waits in the other hand you chose right every time you're so perfect, everytime (I see your face) you're so perfect, everytime I know you'll know someday

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This was self-recorded in 2003 and is The Public's first demo CD/Release.

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released September 1, 2003

Bryan Besse - Drums
Jack Champagne - Lead Guitar
Ryan Plattsmier - Bass
Travis Shuler - Vocals, Guitar

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The Public New Orleans, Louisiana

The Public was formed in New Orleans in 2003 by drummer Bryan Besse and guitarist Jack Champagne. Singer Travis Shuler and bassist Ryan Plattsmier joined the lineup and they began work on a few songs influenced by UK post-punk,90s Britpop and American underground alt-rock. They broke up in 2010 a year after losing Plattsmier to suicide. Bassist Ronan Bradley played for the last year of the group. ... more

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