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Recorded at Studio Pyramide with Renauld Houben
Mixed and mastered by Fred Hyatt

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released January 4, 2014

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Perverted By Language Brussel, Belgium

We're just 5 ordinary guys (except one's a girl) from Brussels (except the Belgian) who like making music.

We've opened for For Against, Chameleons Vox, Red Zebra, The Breath of Life.

Critics have suggested a resemblance to Joy Division, Pere Ubu & Kitchens of Distinction.

We never set out to sound like anything or anyone. Just to reach out and touch your emotions.
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Track Name: The Box
There an intimacy
In the distance you keep
Makes my every word feel so exposed
These are dangerous times
You use them and expose them
‘till they blind out the light

I’ll take you by the hand
‘till the money changes hands
Free up from your pre-conception
Language of interception

This tiny mind
Expands on a journey
Beyond hopes, fears, and expectation

Thinking outside the box
Out of the box
Into the box
Into smaller spaces
Wide open mind
But never mind
This box is nothing more than a box

I’ll lead you by the hand
‘till the money’s changed the land
Freedom from perspiration, languid and differentiation

This tiny mind
Expands on a journey
Beyond hopes, fears, and expectation

Crammed inside
A box too large
No stone unturned
Reveals a hole
Hole in the heart
Hole in the head
Home in the bed
Hole in your memory
Whole in my memory

I’ll think about your hands
And when the money blackens them
Free from contamination
Boxed up for my own protection

This tiny mind
Expands on a journey
Beyond hopes, fears, and expectation
Track Name: Lost for Words
Feelings
I’ll atone for my fears
You never accept
I have to make my own mistakes
When I was a child
The signs were so simple then
Like the day that you told me
I would pay for my sins

The writing on the wall is lies and deception
The stories you told are desolation and pain

Stealing
The youth that I wanted
And I share all my time
I was waiting for the wind and rain
You laid down
All the rules I had to follow
All the memories and the sorrow
You seemed to lead me on

A window on my sheltered mind
Now further from the source
Further from the truth

Empty
And cold as your loving
The dreams that we shared
Were yours and not mine
Destitute and tired
I was lost inside the city
I had never thought I’d ever say
You leave me lost for words
Track Name: Elephantine
Elephantine You look just fine
Withdrawn under the snow
Elephantine The fire fades
We watch the embers glow
Elephantine Smaller than my mind
Minutes short of patience

Shower in your afterglow
You yourself are sharp with skill
Sneak in softly for the kill

Elephantine Say hello
Looking deep within
Elephantine I have to go
The firelight is fading
Elephantine In the calm
I hear your heart is beating

Shower in your afterglow
You yourself are sharp with skill
Sneak in softly for the kill

Subtlety and concentration
Never seem to call your way
Small details of your frustration
Opening old wounds

Elephantine When will you see
Miles short of patience
Elephantine The crashing sea
Drowns the warmth of southern sun
Elephantine Clear with me
Your thoughts of spirituality

Subtlety and concentration
Never seem to call your way
Small details of your frustration
Opening old wounds
Track Name: Amandine
Carefree crashes through crowds
Light so often reflected
Thoughts collected on clouds
Have a way of re-arranging

The spirit has left the house
The saviour spoke too loud

Light at the end of the world, come alive
Flight of the birds soar beyond our dreams

She took half of my hand
And held it tight
She knew half of truth
And cherished it like a child

Her spirit has left the house
They came and spoke too soon

Cool my head, the boat is ready
Cruel my thoughts, the time for leaving
Sound ahead four fathoms shallow
Know yourself for others follow

The lights
At the end
Of the world
Are alive

The flights
Of the birds
Are beyond
Our dreams
Track Name: The Beach
Let’s go for a walk on the beach
We can take off our shoes, feel the sand in our toes
Let’s go for a walk on the beach
We can swim in the sea if it’s not too cold

I love your eyes now
Your blue-grey eyes now
But it’s too late now
Won’t you come with me?

Let’s go for a walk on the beach
We can watch the girls as they take off their clothes
Let’s go for a walk on the beach
We can build a fire after the sun goes down

I love your eyes now
Your blue-grey eyes now
But it’s too late now
Won’t you come with me?

Let’s go for a walk on the beach
We’ll spend some time out of reach
I’ll spend some time with you
We’ll watch the sun and sea

Let’s go for a walk on the beach
We can watch the sad and lonely people
Let’s go for a walk on the beach
We can watch it empty for the winter

Won’t you come with me?
Track Name: The Idealist
Change
Is underrated as an ideal
To work towards a goal
An ever shifting landscape
Games like those games we play
With hard and painful rules
To negotiate a truce
You need to know exactly where you stand

Dive into your arms
Agony and passion is all I know
The spirit strong and the body weak
These thoughts so sublime
Delicate and intricate
The detail is often lost by the time you speak

I once was an idealist, until I touched you
I'd never known pain, I'd never found love
I once was an idealist, until I breathed you in
I'd never found pain, I'd never known love

All in all this change that promised
So many opportunities
To love and to embrace

Put your hand in mine
I will lead you where you never thought you’d go
Where you never thought you’d dare to go
Track Name: All of my Mother's Favourite Nightmares
These February skies
So low and menacing
More welcoming than your bedroom
The cold numbs your fingers
Yet you still persevere
In claiming
Everything is going as it should

Close your eyes
I see everything you don’t tell me
Nothing hides behind
Those eyes
Will you ever reach the horizon?
Will you reach out for my hand?

Tell me the truth
Spare me the suspense
There’s no lie
You can hide behind
Every thought and move betrays
The pain of this disease you won’t admit to

I’ll show you to salvation
But the hardest path to follow
Is the one
You know will save you
Remember me
When there’s no way out
I’ll still have that light of hope
Burning bright
For you

You’re one in a million
Track Name: Perverted by Language
Down near the water
You splashed me with your lies
Laid down beside me
Like a thorn in my side
The thorn protects the roses
Like the rose of your cheeks
The cheek that you show me
When you talk down on me

Talk those precious words
Words that shine like diamonds
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Friend you’ll never be
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Grow up and get a life
Life is most fragile
Fragile like your thoughts and words

Take my thoughts and twist them
Take my words and destroy them
For through everything we are
We are perverted by language

Eyes
Have you lost contact with your eyes?
Do they reveal your inner lies?
Reflect on these pathetic lives?
Words
Words that reveal the inner secret
Words that conceal the obvious detail
Yearning for time already lost
Track Name: Medication
Take these pills and harvest time
Like these ills that make us what we are
Far from home and comforts of Mother
Will she remind us to keep taking the medication

And the warm summer rain
Washes out the dust and the stale memories
And the warm summer rain
Flushes out the trust you once had in yourself

Take these thrills so cheap and easy
And the dreams will eat away time
The fate of life changes everything
The stars remind us to keep taking the medication

And the warm summer rain
Washes out the dust and the stale memories
And the warm summer rain
Washes out the trust we once had in ourselves

Meditation
Contemplate
Freshen up – death brings comfort
Communication
Talk of faith
So wise – death brings comfort
End it all
So simple
Medication – death brings comfort
Track Name: Pewter Eyes
You watch from your pewter eye
You talk from your iron lips
I listen hard to hear the words
The walls move but won't stay still

I walk slowly through the fields
The grass curls around my toes
I find arousal in these things
I find pain within these thoughts

Curse Severin for he is waiting
Warm outside but cold within
I lay down expecting comfort
The soil burns my aching skin

I peel the skin off your body
Looking for the truth within
I find nothing you're so shallow
Nothing left but withered skin

Turn out the light
You will never see what I've seen...
Turn out the light
It's hard and sometimes shines into your eyes
Turn out the light
You just don't want to see the pain we are
Turn out the light
Just let the darkness befriend you

Slow down my love
You never slow down my love
Feel the warmth of my gentle hands
Feel the touch of my saddened eyes
Come and lead with me
Come and set me free