The Magic Empire

by Uniform Motion

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1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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?
6.
04:22
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.
7.
03:45
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.
8.
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.
9.
05:05
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.
10.
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.

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

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released April 22, 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.

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Contact: andy@uniformmotion.net

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Uniform Motion Midi-Pyrénées, France

Uniform Motion was an illustrated indie-folk band combining music with visual arts created by Andy Richards and Renaud Forestie in 2008.

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