Battletech

by Radio Over Moscow

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1.
the plants outside, they grow in most peculiar ways they make you see a haze of the colours around you and the colours surround you don’t look so amazed ’cause the outside world’s not changed it’s all in your head, sitting in a flower bed that’s the purpose of man - to watch the flowers grow, to watch but never know the colours outside are bright, but i can’t look away, i’ll only see grey but there’s colour around you - I wanna see the colour surround you it’s hard to believe that real colours don’t decieve it’s all in your head, sitting in a flower bed that’s the purpose of man - to watch the flowers grow, to watch but never know colours are there to say what you mean, so colour me in and fall in between colour me in and fall in between, so colour me in and fall in between in between
2.
i need you like a cat like a cat i need i need you to purr i need you like a dog like a dog i need i need you to growl prowl and hunt them down i've thought of someone else i've thought of someone else i'm feeling kind of weak today i've thought of someone else with anti-human nous i'm feeling kind of off today so hell i need you like a fish like a fish i need i need you to swim i need you like a tree like a tree i need i need you to breathe seed and never leave i've thought of someone else i've thought of someone else i'm feeling kind of weak today i've thought of someone else with anti-human nous i'm feeling kind of off today so hell so hell so hell so hell
3.
have you noticed how little children draw images of bliss, and talented artists don’t? says a lot about growing up these days and how it’s all a myth perpetrated by adults who only want us to shut up and now they expect us to be just like them, be just like them pretty garden, sun in the corner and planes, and windows and lawn try getting that out of me now - it’ll take such a self-conscious step, oh yeah and now it’s all a myth perpetrated by adults who only want us to shut up and now they expect us to be just like them be just like them i could go out tonight, i could go out tonight i could see the stars shine tonight if i concentrate on, everything could go wrong if i concentrate on how it’s all a myth perpetrated by adults who only want us to shut up and now they expect us to be just like them be just like them
4.
Pakistan 03:20
she breaks my heart with a stroke of her pen she breaks my fall again and again she’ll pick you up and say, it’s all my fault this time i’ve never been this way, i am never out of line i have never asked you to, come out and breathe with me just hold my hand and say, you will never be free she promises she wants to be friends but she will do it again, it’s a question of when she holds my hand, it’s all my fault again she understands the ways in which the real can look pretend she don’t want to be wealthy without love it’s more than an obsession, and it’s more than the above more than the above she’ll pick you up and say, it’s all my fault this time i’ve never been this way, i am never out of line i have never asked you to, come out and breathe with me just hold my hand and say, you will never be free
5.
Policies 03:25
policy’s all you’ve got to show you’ve got to show more than leadership these days i’ve seen through the blue, seen through the red mask if you want to see real politik, real vitriol, just spend a day with students no party vote, no loyalty - too young love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see is a question but a request, but a request for a policy neutral? always waiting and complaining too if you want to see real politik, real vitriol, just spend a day with students no guarantee - economy fucked love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see no philosophising, and we’ll see let’s hope this time change is for real, let’s hope this time change is for real let’s hope this time change is for real, let’s hope this time change is for real love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see love of how we’re doing, and we’ll see
6.
Fiction 03:43
how would you know anything about an election? you’ve never been through anything like eviction to you it is something out of science fiction an incomprehensible blight on civilisation don’t you leave - i’ve got to know the fiction don’t you leave - this is not my addiction fiction don’t spread itself, what a lazy bitch fiction is fiction don’t mend itself, an amazing fix a mention is fiction don’t spread itself - it takes you and me to enjoy it now we’re three months in and they say you’ve got a mission: decreases in everything useful but the friction between the lines and awful rhymes is a meditation: don’t dream ahead of whatever drug’s above your station don’t you leave - i’ve got to know the fiction don’t you leave - this is not my addiction fiction don’t spread itself, what a lazy bitch fiction is fiction don’t mend itself, an amazing fix a mention is fiction don’t spread itself - it takes you and me to enjoy it so enjoy it fiction don’t spread itself, what a lazy bitch fiction is fiction don’t mend itself, an amazing fix a mention is fiction don’t spread itself - it takes you and me to enjoy it
7.
New Electra 02:58
i chose to save myself and i chose to face the criticism of my peers i chose to seek no help and i chose to help myself to their worries and fears get off the new electra road she chose to save the planet, she chose the labels and names she chose the life of others, she chose to represent labels and names get off the new electra road and since the last time i have wished that you’re okay okay, hey? okay and now it’s time again for me to wish you luck okay, hey? okay! get off the new electra road
8.
True 02:06
we go back a very long way sometimes i, i wish it hadn’t changed because i can see all the pressure was mine and awkward spading was time spent wasted and all this time i could have ignored you, oh i’ve got a lot to say, and some of it’s true i’ve got a lot of reasons to beautify you in the present time, i wish i could choose now or then, i wouldn’t be confused cause now that our ages have taken their toll and our time apart is not always time alone and all this time i could have ignored you, oh i’ve got a lot to say, and some of it’s true i’ve got a lot of reasons to beautify you
9.
Capture One 02:56
capture one, capture none what has changed here? capture none, sick of this going home capture one, capture none what has changed here? capture none, sick of this going home please don't believe in them please let the story continue don't believe in them they're not real they are not true capture one, capture none what has changed here? capture none, sick of this going home, oh no capture one, capture none what has changed here? capture none, sick of this going home please don't believe in them please let the story continue don't believe in them they're not real they are not true
10.
if you call me wrong, how could you ever be right? when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night so you’ve got me on this one - how you ever been so done? whatever you try next, it will so fail if you call me wrong, how could you ever be right? when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night so you’ve got me on this one - how you ever been so done? whatever you try next, it will so fail recollection of some fun - got to get me some, don’t run suck it in or be so done overkill on this one if you call me wrong, how could you ever be right? when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night did you ever have more to say than words? mechanical urge, life inside a box? we’ll cure this earth of symmetry and pain just like the words on the back of the box i say: if you call me wrong how could you ever be right? when all you’ve done is talk, talk, talk about your night
11.
why do i feel so lifeless? and who am i today? here, emotion is senseless, and no one seems to care and this, this is why i cannot stay here where are you? why can’t i see in colours? black and white are both the same and now the pages are turning, and no one seems to blame and this, this is why i cannot stay here where are you? and where are you? where are you? and where were you? i’ve got another you keep the seat warm just like no other, and i will stay calm down by the river i will deliver you keep the seat warm, and i will stay calm down by the river and i will deliver and this is why, and this is why i cannot stay here where are you? and where are you? where are you? and where were you?
12.
This Now 03:27
nothing i have wanted compares to this now, nothing i can change will impact on this now nothing i have wanted compares to this now, nothing i can change will impact on this now noting i love so much has been like this now, nothing i can say will ruin this now and we have each other and we have the night i don’t want any other reverse invite so we are not equal you are the best thing that ever happened - i am the rest it’s not the end of time, it’s just a foreign line don’t be so scared of it, it’s just the world it’s not the end of time, it’s just a foreign line don’t be so scared of it, it’s just the world
13.
Twist It 05:35
do you like what you see tonight? it’s all that you’re gonna get if i only i knew this from the start with all of the hope you took from me, what have you done? twist it around, it’s only fun twist it around, it’s only fun as simple as that, i’d found the one how could you do this to me? just as well i can stand on my own and never look backwards it’s never a lie, and never the truth ask me again the old question of august 11 only this time i know what to say twist it around, it’s only fun as simple as that, i’d found the one how could you do this to me? oh didn’t you know? oh didn’t you know?
14.
so, you think you can lock away all your secret thoughts so, you know it all, you tell yourself you cannot help yourself well, i know the sum of your knowledge is nil when it comes down to a battle of wits i know i'm on safe ground say you won it all a spark to match the face a brain to crush them all well, i know the sum of your knowledge is nil when you choose to strike my defences will engage and in no time you'll be deadlike the sum of your knowledge is nil the sum of your knowledge is nil the sum of your knowledge is nil the sum of your knowledge is nil

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The debut album from Radio Over Moscow.

If you choose to download the whole album as a package, as a way of saying thanks there are two bonus tracks included - remixes of Policies and Images of Bliss - as well as the original handwritten lyrics and music to every single track on the album!

If you'd prefer a quieter, less-compressed and more dynamic sound, try the Deluxe Edition on the right.

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released July 18, 2009

Written and recorded by Radio Over Moscow/Dan X. Except 'The Purpose of Man' written by R William Murphy/Dan X. Lead guitar on 'Fiction' by R William Murphy.

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