The Magic Empire

by Uniform Motion

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This is our 4th album. We hope you like it.

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released 22 April 2013

Recorded at CDM Studio, Toulouse, France by Marc Dubézy.
Artwork by Reuno.
Written by Uniform Motion
Mixed by Uniform Motion
Mastered by TW Walsh
Produced by fabriq rnd 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License.

www.uniformmotion.net
Contact: andy@uniformmotion.net

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Track Name: The Telephone Box
Proud intelligent you hold your tongue
Resolute a rabble on the run
If only they would let you have your fun

Your lion heart got emptied out at birth
The devil pumped it full of vile self worth
Intrepidly you made your way around the earth

And I’m not sure it’s fair
So fly me through the air
In the end I just don’t care
I’m hopping on the edge of something that I can’t feel nor witness through my own eyes

Damned intransigent you’re number one
Dissolute a rabbit with a gun
If only they would let you have your fun

Your righteous eye deletes itself at will
The dragon’s blood you took to save your ill
Candidly you make your way around the hill

And I’m not sure it’s fair
So fly me through the air
In the end I just don’t care
I’m hopping on the edge of something that I can’t feel nor witness through my own eyes

I’ll follow the call, the endless dawn, the soundless tapes you left in front of the telephone box and the countless locks I lost.
Track Name: Crowns and Wishes
Watch this fade, you don’t know where your heart is
Watch this space, are you ever gonna notice
Crowns and Wishes
Just watch them fade, are you ever gonna notice
Crowns and wishes, cold dark kiss, I’ll take it as it is.

I assure you Mister Hawk, I didn’t squeal and I didn’t squawk.
I kept the message to myself and came upon this unexpected wealth
Please excuse me Mister Fox I couldn’t cry I couldn’t talk out loud
I was impaired by the crafty owls and the crows in the crowded house.

Watch this face, did it ever see disquiet?
Watch it fade, did it ever really tire?

Crowns and wishes, cold dark kiss, I’ll take it as it is.

I assure you Mister Hawk, I didn’t squeal and I didn’t squawk.
I kept the message to myself and came upon this unexpected wealth
Please excuse me Mister Fox I couldn’t cry I couldn’t talk out loud
I was impaired by the crafty owls and the crows in the crowded house.
Track Name: The Neon Nest
In the neon nest, I will shake my head.
In the dead of day, when they’re wide-awake.
I will take a stand, and they will understand

On the neon branch, beneath the weather vane
I will take a stand, and they will understand
Track Name: Run for your Life
Sun in your eyes
When one and one is two
Run for your life
When one and one is three

Run for your life
Run for your life

Sun in your eyes
When one and one is four
Run for your life
Run for your life
Track Name: To Watch Over You
I’ll not stand
I know my mind
I will not stand
Here and watch them dine.

Call in the saints.
To watch over me
If we all look the same
The why set me free?

I will not stand.
Tall and on my own
I will not stare
Directly at the sun.

Call in the saints.
To watch over you
If we all feel the same
Then why fight the truth?

Call in the saints.
To watch over you
If we all look the same
Then what can we do?
Track Name: White Noise
Calm face, arms crossed, well let me in.
White noise crawling through my skin.

Chin up, honest to God, I won’t let you fall on your back
Back up, honest to God, I won’t leave on your own.

Fond face, charms lost, well get me in.
White noise crawling through my skin.

Chin up, honest to God, I won’t let you crawl on your own
Own up, honest to God, I won’t let you fall alone.
Track Name: Uh Ninni
Is it all in my head?
Am I seeing it right?
For the first time
I’ve been calling your name
But you never turn around
Did all come true?

And they always say you’re no where to be found
And the hands stuck on your watch don’t make a sound
As we’ll listen to the leaves land on the ground
As we’ll follow all the swallows round and round

Was it all in my head?
Was I seeing it right?
For the first time
I’d been calling your name
But you never turned around
Did all come true?

And they always said you’re no where to be found
And the hands stuck on your watch didn’t make a sound
As we listened to the leaves land on the ground

And they always said you’re no where to be found
And the hands stuck on your watch didn’t make a sound
As we followed all the swallows round and round

Was it all in my head?
Was I seeing it right?
For the first time.
Track Name: Dust on a Rock
All I want is to see a distant rock in front of me.
And go back to the start when all of this grew from dust on a rock

And all I need is to feel, a spark shoot through in spite of you.
Then go back to the start when all of this grew from dust on a rock.

Watch the sirens glow
Silently as the ship floats by
Listen to the flow
Patiently as the ships floats on

Now we’re floating upside down looking up and spinning around
Holding on to our dear lives

Now we’re running out of space. We’re singing grace with solemn sayings
Holding on to our dear lives

And all I ask is to hear, a distant shock, ring through my ears.
And go back to the start, when all of this grew from dust on a rock.
Track Name: Cannonball
The camera’s on, the colour’s wrong, the column’s in the hollow arm
And all the chromosomes won’t fix this bet.
I speak to them, they speak to me but no one speaks very clearly.
Clearly there’s a walloping misstep.

And I’m not blowing off steam when I esteem my own cross for a day
And I’m not crossing a stream when I dream my own dream for a day

You catch the mouse and watch it strive like a canonball in the twilight sky
the weight and gravity attract the light.

I speak to you, you to speak me, but no one speaks very clearly
Clearly there’s a message beyond the night

And I’m not clutching at straws, when I esteem my own cross for a day
And I’m not crossing a stream when I dream my own dream for a day.
Track Name: All in the Name of Love
In the middle of the road
When all of the crows and sirens go
In the highlighted names
We’ll find the piece and the quiet glow

All in the name of love
All in the name of the sun

In the middle of the day
Where all the worms and the swallows play
In the highlighted game
We’ll find the pace of the silent names

All in the name of love
All in the name of the sun

Hit them twice and let them know
Don’t play nice you know they’ll never go
This is all we’ve got, it can’t be bought,
And there’s nothing wrong with us

All in the name of love
All in the name of the sun


I didn’t run away, I didn’t run away and hide.
They said it worked this way
They said it worked this way, they lied.

Old trends and time on your hands
Did it all work out?
You have it all worked out.
Sounds true, we’ve got work on our hands
Will it all work out,
Will all work out

And through all this time
It didn’t cross your mind
To stay on it.

And through all this time
It didn’t cross your mind
To stay on.