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Discography *

  • Neon Nights Electric Lives (Deluxe 2014)


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  • Split w/ Featuring Yourself

    • On: spotify amazon itunes
    • Tracklist:
    • Mistake Worth Making [TSA]
    • Abyss (FY Cover) [TSA]
    • Ghosts [FY]
    • Eulogy (TSA Cover) [FY]
    • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry [TSA] [EU Bonus Track]


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  • Mercies I-V


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  • Mixed Signals, v2.0

    • Retrospective (2005-2012)
    • Tracklist:
    • Ghosts ("Neon Nights Electric Lives")
    • Damages ("i/o")
    • Wandering Lights ("...Wandering Lights")
    • Lady Now ("Mercies I-V")
    • Vertigo ("Neon Nights Electric Lives")
    • Daughters and Sons ("i/o")
    • Wires ("...Wandering Lights")
    • Eulogy ("Mercies I-V")
    • Amphibian ("Neon Nights Electric Lives")


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  • In the City of Wandering Lights

    In the City of Wandering Lights

  • i/o

    i/o

    • Damages

      now the moments sway / while we trade our names / until sky comes up / on the concrete shapes / our playground whispers / fevers in the shade / they won't keep you safe / when the winds die down / i shiver and shake / stare up at ancient suns / with human names / and i have my fears / and i have my faith / they won't keep me safe / they won't keep you safe

    • Already Dead

      we fell in love with ourselves in the second age / now faithless little darlings will promise anything / so why don't we just run home now / we're already dead / we traded mercy for lust and tears for rain / now listless little babies will go by any name / so why don't we just run home now / we're already dead / we saw our faces in glass / we fell for shapes / and cut down all the highwires / just to be safe / just to be saved / we're already dead

    • Daughters and Sons

      the ghosts are out tonight in old city / they're begging me to breathe / with all the fire in the eastern sky / children learn that god's release is sleeping through the night / so these are the promises made and these are the lives that we stake / with a north star and a bastion of faith, we all make mistakes / for daughters and sons / we push and we shove / the desert winds whisper "love's never enough" / there's still this scatter in the lion's head / and this hollow in his chest / so these are the promises made and these are the lives that we stake / with a north star and a bastion of faith, we all make mistakes / for daughters and sons / we push and we shove / but the bombs in the air just turn our love to dust / daughters and sons, keep fighting for love / the war never ends but the battle's enough.

    • These Days

      somedays it seems / there's a devil growing inside me / he keeps me hungry for the things we need / the hunter and the thief / the air tonight / burns in my chest like an open fire / and i breath in to pull it all inside / because i know it's mine / these days i feel like fading / these days i feel like fading now / come may i forget my name / these days i feel like going out / this reckoning / you are burning down days / you never wanted them all anyway / you just wanted to be safe / and i'll give chase / to any manifest of dignity / laugh like the sounds of trains and i'll believe / we become just what we need / you've no idea what they go through / when they tell you they love you / so don't say a thing

    • The Closing of the Year

      Here we are back at the end of the world / Chasing the laughter of princes at pictures of earth / Or solace of saviors through silence of lambs / All chesire grins swear they understand / Now war saints in gold sound alarms selling death / While the son is left laughing with rhymes in his head / Once the virtue in all trumped the bountiful hand / But sparks all fade, I understand / So we run on into darkness / Into all the nips and tears / Lights whisper and wander / Through the closing of the year / I come to this house bearing love and regret / Through the endless of winter comes the shallows of man / Just hand me the solace I've never quite had / And I'll laugh like the sound you hear in your head / There are faces we keep until this closing of years / They dance behind eyes and they echo in ears / All sons of some daughters of sons all the same / We bring them to bear but forget all their names / You can't get lost forever / The world will bring you here / Lights whisper and wander / Through the closing of the year

    • Rorschach

      i walked from churches out through courtyards and into cities carved from light / and every bishop, queen and lover swore they all could make it right / some wore promises of clover, others sent kisses through the wire / enthralling in their dances but they only last awhile / it's a wonder how the years burn down / children in echo from a sunflower sound / we watch them go out / moving pictures come to windows when you've got lovers in your eyes / don't get tangled in forever / just you learn to make it right / there's a ringing in this silence and it washes over me / whispers promises for white rooms that i should keep / it's a wonder how the years burn down / children in echo from a sunflower sound / we watch them go out / so we cut across our rivers as we chase the dying lights / even a whisper might ring forever / so make it right

  • Blank Screens

    Blank Screens

    • Blank Screens

      we wake up in the west / in pieces on blank screens / a requiem for radio / we've been singing in our sleep / the chorus will laugh it off / with hearts buried in the dream / singing softly / there's a fire in the east tonight / that no one's putting out / watch the doves as they scatter / as they shout each other down / and the body politic swears / oh it couldn't be our fault / with soldiers marching / they'll laugh and they'll dance / as they pull at your strings / with white rooms and white lies / and with black and white dreams / they'll paint you a picture / they'll sell you a scene / electric and alive / the canopy breathes / there's a world at our window / and a swan song on our lips / and each of our self-interest sins / slaughter faith's indulgences / all the silence of the lambs / all the chill of the scientist / they bleed us like this / they'll laugh and they'll dance / as they pull at your strings / with white rooms and white lies / and with black and white dreams / they'll paint you a picture / they'll sell you a scene / electric and alive / the canopy breathes / fall in and out / of love and sleep / silently / but i never said that love was free / and i never said that love was cheap

    • Skyscrapers

      everyone i know keeps waiting for the choke / we do damage we don't see just by chasing down the things we need / sweet jealousy / this is a picture of me / this is the panic in my head / this is the dead weight in my chest / it takes a bitter man to steal love with calloused hands / and spin it into gold with lies about what no one knows / that he's dancing for ghosts / this is a picture of me / this is the panic in my head / this is the dead weight in my chest / and when she swears she needs me / i get the violence in my hands / skyscraper hearts make bitter men / the hours run from dawn / and the feeling's really gone / keep it up / sing along / oh well / the air's alive with the scent of blood / and i swear swear swear that i've had enough of / all the hours all the days / the waiting and the never-cames / we can not love what never breaks and hearts like ours will never change / this is a picture of me / this is the panic in my head / this is the dead weight in my chest / and when she swears she need me / i get the violence in my hands / skyscraper hearts make bitter men / keep it up / sing along / oh well

    • Lights in the Attic

      the hours spin and turn around / and mary mother runs aground / the ocean comes to meet her feet / and begs for birth from falling trees / sounds of water / sounds of rain / to liquor lips and sounds of trains / that's the world i'll give to you cause that's the way it's always been / a glimmer in the growing dark with the faintest cry from fragile hearts / the war is on the war is lost / all doors are open until they're locked / when serpents rest on every branch and mother mercy's breathed her last / the sky will come down to quiet us all / our cities will rise up until they fall / in the distance sirens call / the world is getting louder now

    • Trauma

      a window and a room / it's all i have and all i need / babies now in bloom / and no one whispers softly / i don't know why i care / i guess i should / and here we are right back where we started / can't break what's ours even if we don't want it now / though we try so hard just to make it painless / there is always blood / a figure and a girl / august years will remind me of those once forward views / i guess we learn to live with dying / it all comes down to sex or love and i hate to choose / so here we are right back where we started / can't break what's ours even if we don't want it now / though we try so hard just to make it painless / there is always blood / here's a lie, i confess, every time i gave less / how else could you love me / with every part in between stuck along blood red seams / a lifetime of smoke screen / the feeling comes again and i don't want to look / it's on and it's over, save second looks

    • Cherry Red

      in the pictures she's been moving / black and white and cherry red / drawing thin lines between our lives / black and white and cherry red / the tightrope dance of the walking dead / we do all we can / in an hour you could have had me / and by nightfall i was yours / it wasn't your fault / you never met me / pandora's box / she sings a siren's song / i am the damage done / it was all i needed / in the pictures she is reason / a promise i keep to myself / drawing something from a dry stone / black and white and cherry red / tightrope dance of the walking dead / we do all we can / she sings a siren's song / i am the damage done / and maybe i'm not right to think of things this way but it's all i have now so look away / it's funny when they go just like they came / she sings a siren's song / i am the damage done / "i am not you," she said / "i am not you," she said / "won't you listen?" / "i am not you," she said / "i am not what you need" / "won't you listen?"

    • The Bluebird Room

      hand me down, i'm sorry you don't know / the sleepwalkers are coming around and it's time for us to go now / you won't keep your secrets as poison as divine / and i won't say what you can't hear / a window to white lies / misprint, you've got to get in line / the exits all fall miles from here / you're running out of time / you won't keep your secrets as poison as divine / and i won't say what you can't hear / all the world behind your eyes / i've been sleeping now in this story / wake up faded grey and whisper to me / sell me something, soft and temporary / and i'll learn to love like you, soft and empty / hand me down, your heart is all you have / you'll dance it like you couldn't care and you'll never get it back / you won't keep your secrets as poison as divine / and i won't say what you can't hear / promises end

    • Count the Dead

      blank stares that kill / faces i know / we watch the soldiers count the dead / is this all we are / savage in our grace / with muted hearts and victory lace / we watch the soldiers count the dead / rainwater come and wash this ash alive / our hearts are heavy now / rainwater please and wash this blood away / as we find out what we are / out in the world / as a city burns / we sleep to dream / a lion and a lamb / in the great machine / snow crashes down / to rest on cedar limbs / lambs curl beneath chesire grins / and we preach sanctity / a broken promise and a one way street / the blackest irony / as we count the dead / and we watch the soldiers kill again / rainwater come and wash this ash alive / our hearts are heavy now / rainwater please and wash this blood away / as we find out what we are / out in the world / as a city burns / we sleep to dream / a lion and a lamb / in the great machine / mother mercy let it out / faith and love scream save our ship / come save us now / you've got your questions haven't you / they're all you've got / we've got our hopes and our half truths / so we sleep it off / counting it down / we're counting it down again / rivers run red / counting it down / we're counting it down again / rush to the end / as we watch the soldiers count the dead

    • Marilyn

      marilyn in white silence / a sister for her and me and you / fill blank space beneath dead weight / when she's in the room / she laughs just like falling angels / laughs just like all her dreams came true / in a room full of nameless faces / in a room full of you / sister dear / the silence is closing in now / and all we have / are questions that we can't answer / she's all that she ever wanted / so hollow she always rings right true / she paints herself beautiful pictures / and wastes them on you / sister dear / the silence is closing in now / and all we have / are questions that we can't answer / the water washes over me / all jagged nails and baited breath and the knife is always turning / with faith and love down on her knees / this slips down around my neck / when faith and love become belief / we're drowning slowly / she's charcoal bluebird beauty / buried in seas of flesh and bone / hidden in masks of ivory / it's all that she knows / sister dear / the silence is closing in now / and all we have / are questions that we can't answer

    • The Last Light in the West

      when the last light goes out in the west / and the east gives up in a flash of heat / in the darkness of a new dawn rising / we'll give the world to machines / the forest is calling / run into the trees / to find mother mercy / alive on her knees / with me / when all the light / from all the world / blocks the sun / and the world explodes / in the science show / end of all the things we longed to know / proof pride and power whitewash hope / we never really loved / and the silence comes on deafening / the end of all our beginnings / the reaping of the planted seed / the failure in our hearts

  • Neon Nights Electric Lives

    Neon Nights Electric Lives

    • Vertigo

      vertigo as soft as skin when everything stops and it starts again / please let it go i can taste her heart against my lips / the signal fades and we count it down to the sound of a word that she's never known / vertigo brittle hearts so tight they crack like glass / she waits for it, it's all that she has / along a wire across the sky / a room with a view and a soft prayer for light / through the midnight hour streets that have no names carry me home / and we find ourselves with the hearts of thieves while she whispers like angels with blood on her teeth / i fall down again and i learn to love to need / she waits for it, it's all that she has / i pray for sleep to fall that's all that i need / and here i lay in soft and still as shadows crawl across the room / all while she sleeps in soft and still as seconds fade / vertigo it starts again with the darkest of rooms and the softest of skin / please let it go i'm halfway home by now but in my head / and i somehow fail to find her lips as this sick game we play takes a familiar twist / and the beauty is: signals i once loved i left for this.

    • Amphibian

      it's been a long time since i hurt in the absence of reason / breathing in water and in dirt / "amphibious" / it's been a long time / it's been a long time since i heard the words that i'm speaking / as soft as the wool of listless lambs on the verge of the bleeding / it's been a long time / i steal the words that fall from her red lips not like i hoped and i know i want it all wrong / searching the pages for a time when words still had meaning / searching the words for any sign / if this is dignity, it's been a long time.

    • Armory

      in a room for two in a bed for three / you're a pretty picture you're a dread disease / painting shadows on the walls in this armory of toys hardens hearts against this feeling or the need for something more / don't worry don't say sorry / i am not falling for it / i am not falling for it head over heels / and alone for now in a crowded room / watch the angels crash on liquor lips and blue moons / along the sound of laughter coming dancing down the halls is a whisper of this feeling of the nonsense of it all / don't worry don't say sorry / i am not falling for it / i am not falling for it head over heels / the chorus comes alive / cacophony catcalls / and who are you to say if i'm wrong when i dance and fall / everyone i've ever loved has come and gone.

    • Ghosts

      the figure fades to ground she hangs her head like saturday / your skyscraper hearts they rise and fall and fade away / and you're left selling secrets chasing ghosts down empty hallways / there're pretty girls in skirts on nine and five and nothing's changed / she moves the silence and quiets tragedy / if the dead could speak now we'd be the ghosts in the machine / she's pretty isn't she? we become everything we need / if the dead could speak now / you've already lost me / i'm on floor four and fading breathing like a porcelain doll / so come and cure me lady killing off the past and now / and all your neon nights electric lives they'll never save you / alone he cuts the lights the pixels scream as he descends / she moves the silence and drugs down tragedy / if the dead could speak now we'd be the ghosts in the machine / she's pretty isn't she? we become everything we need / if the dead could speak now / you've already lost me.

    • Saltsick

      the more i call your name the more it tastes like blood / when every word rings useless and indifferent / there's a street where she can't sleep and all she does is dream / have i been talking in my...what comes at 5, 5, 9 and 3 / every word rings useless and indifferent / but she's everything i've done for you / the more i call your name the more it tastes like blood / some things will never change / saltsick the tears of doves / there's a dream that she can't shake it chases her to sleep / through every corner of this house through every sick and sound belief / she's everything i've done for you / forever and ever / there's a street where she can't sleep but all she does is dream / and i'm beginning to believe that all she can believe is me.

    • It Never Seems to Last

      in a moment buildings rise up as they start to fall / it's in these seconds that she swears you can't hear much at all / it never seems to last / in this warm wet rain i come around again / and with this sense of rapture i could only lose my head / it never seems to last / so put on sunday shoes and dance the breakdown / and here we find ourselves in motion on and off again / so lose the dead weight darling it's everything you've never been / it never seems to last / if i could get this close to open hands like open flames / then i might find myself in different faces, different names / but it never seems to last / so put on sunday shoes and dance the breakdown / madeline in pictures by the sea / it's always there / it's always wrong / laugh / but it'll get you, wait and see.

    • Canopy

      beneath the canopy of electric art and false pageantry / beneath the circuitry we breathe / and find ourselves still stuck down in spaces in between / how could one thing ever go so wrong? / so wake up and scratch your eyes alive we're always, always needing more / the beat's alive and she laughs out loud / soft and in motion / i catch each breath on nights like this / in hands that can't hold them / she fights for sleep over and over and it feels the same / she fights for sleep over and over as the faces change / buried in the dream she laughs like you and you laugh like me and sometimes we just have to scream / sister dear still stuck down in spaces in between / she wonders: how could one thing go so wrong?

    • Airplanes (Vertigo remix)

      See: Vertigo

    • Pakistan (Amphibian remix)

      See: Amphibian

  • Amphibian

    Amphibian

    • Amphibian

      it's been a long time since i hurt in the absence of reason / breathing in water and in dirt / "amphibious" / it's been a long time / it's been a long time since i heard the words that i'm speaking / as soft as the wool of listless lambs on the verge of the bleeding / it's been a long time / i steal the words that fall from her red lips not like i hoped and i know i want it all wrong / searching the pages for a time when words still had meaning / searching the words for any sign / if this is dignity, it's been a long time.

    • Monument

      Lyrics not available.

    • The Blackout (Egan session)

      Lyrics not available.

  • The Past and Now

    The Past and Now

    • The Past and Now

      Lyrics not available.

    • Monument

      Lyrics not available.

  • The Cost of Living

    • On: amazon itunes
    • lyrics
    • Tracklist:
    • The Blackout
    • Augustine
    • Madeline
    • Glitter
    • Mother Mercy
    • The Scream
    • Porcelain
    • The Echoes Upstairs

    The Cost of Living

    • The Blackout

      Lyrics not available.

    • Augustine

      Lyrics not available.

    • Madeline

      Lyrics not available.

    • Glitter

      Lyrics not available.

    • Mother Mercy

      Lyrics not available.

    • The Scream

      Lyrics not available.

    • Porcelain

      Lyrics not available.

    • The Echoes Upstairs

      Lyrics not available.

* This reflects only proper releases, but you may have seen TSA elsewhere: the Tarantulas compilations, Purevolume's Holiday release, Rocksound compilations, The Explosion compilation, No Time For Sleep compilation, Bankshot! compilation, The Platform Group compilation, etc.

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