Safety In Numbers

by Alias Empire

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All songs written by Alias Empire. Recorded and Produced by AE @ AGA Studios, Oldcastle, Ireland. Mixed by Pete Sisk. Mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering.


released April 12, 2013

Alias Empire: Kevin Littlewood, Phil Porter & Stuart Flood. Additional vocals by Jill O'Lone, Barry Cullen, Amy Smith, Peter Boyne, Ella Fitzgerald & The Bosco Jrs.

Special thanks to Fran Flood, Mary Littlewood, JJ Rolfe, Greg Corcoran, Steve MacDevitt, Ryan Fitzgerald, Ciara Corrigan, Seamus Carroll, Eleanor McKenna, Pete Sisk, Liza Geddes @ Friction PR, Mark Ockenden, Ray Blackwell, Eoghan 'Gugai' MacNamara, Liam Littlewood & JP Feehily.



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Track Name: Introduction
your mouth is - directly over mine
this breathing - comes slowly - synchronized
you and i are everything
and nothing all at once
use your teeth - and draw blood
we will be till one breaks

will it always be what you want
can any one thing sustain
if you remove all of the holes
you cannot change it cause you never got told
you cannot change anyone or anything
Track Name: Colour Code
If you feed it but it won't grow
you think you want it but you don't
and keep it colour against a white wall
as the sound of repetition is blinding

and if you feel there's nothing left to take or learn in this you've lost
no necessary means of risk can make it right or kill the pain
and if you want the face to smile you don't begin to cut
into the skin force it cause it won't try

don't wait for everything to start
or be put in place in a line
you break - you spit - you remould
don't spend your time dying
Track Name: White Room
it gets a little bit harder
with everything at stake
you build a series of reasons
keep something that they can't take

they want you to trace instead of draw
you must be easily defined
and when they chew you up and spit you out
nothing will go to waste

you want to make a mark - but to cut you need to play
and like waiting for the sun to rain - these things are not the same

you write and make it yours then others think the same
push everything you have into the centre of the frame
and watch as they arrive and pull apart the years
of all you've given thinking this just has to work

stuck stuck stuck in one move
and with the lights out you could be anyone
no reward for your persistence
don't shake your head you know the rules

tell me if you've heard it before
Track Name: Lay Down
gone the nights that we lived in
now we hide from the light
our hands are tied to the old wood
as the fire watches us die

and you and i are known by name
we move these arms and talk the same

and to the dogs we are blood
stain on your heart where you fell
don't know how long we can run
but we do - but we do
Track Name: Dead Zoo
I can't read you no more
now that you're invisible
take some then pass it around
some things belong to no one

from where we are standing we can see everything
the way the fire plays with what it's entrapping


fall to the water - a sea of bodies
that have all let go - they wave but don't smile
at you and i - we are so close
so close to it - is it calling us?
by name? - you better mean what you say

cover me
i can't claim to know this way
let my eyes adjust
i don't know what to say
cover me
exhibit in a picture frame
notes & commemorate
nothing can stay the same
Track Name: Black and White
anti-ever after type - always an end in sight
no infrastructure holds under disappointing performance
i will

you know that it will bury you - but still you swallow

don't tell me it is black and white (not in me not in me)
the truth is i am never right - let me hide

pushing everything away - queuing up the new to do the same
questions only irritate - correct response is every things ok
Track Name: Out & Out
it's mutilation on your part
what makes it make no sense
drain memory from your heart
can't need what you don't recall

and you wanna stay high but you're down
keep moving but you're held to the sound
of every good thing you've had as it pulls away

give it 1 more chance

just cause you choose to look doesn't make it there
everything turns when you disappear
and if you connect and it forms a line
a series of marks that you left behind

and remedy inside your hands
you taste and you wear it around
and remedy inside your hands
just take and tear it apart
Track Name: Two Ones
you count the days you've spent
divide it by how far you think you've come
and now you know - what keeps you awake from the inside

we try to build connect
leave something of ourselves not been done yet
while others fall - we are all in all only pieces…we are only pieces

record lest we forget-
like tapes set on repeat we know what's next-know every line
what will become of us

they'll say i never tried - let everything just burn lay down to die no ceremony
at least put a knife in my right hand…in my right hand

there is no easy answer
so we stop asking the question
Track Name: Take It So Serious
move a little bit - open up your eyes
remember where you are - and how you got so tired
let the water run - let your memory in
and see the day as cut up pieces you eat and then begin again

pick a shorter line - live a longer life
save a thousand times - and buy another smile
and i know you but i feel nothing
we move in a counter rhythm - repetition is a safety word
Track Name: December
connect - intake when you take
release when you go
no one is anyones

stay - as long as you can

can't feel a thing
the weight of the words - we spoke
cover your eyes
i saw them try to let go
& quiet in days
you move away empty
I disappear
all of our years - memories

and lay down - it's over for now