Little Things

by Godzilla Black

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released 26 August 2014

Recorded and mixed by Godzilla Black. Mastered by Dan Frazer. Artwork by Godzilla Black.

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Track Name: Little Things
Little things, you have learned to hide
Little things, you have learned to hide
Maybe soon little things will die
Little things, you have learned to hide

Little things, you have learned to hide
Little things, you keep locked up inside

Sterilize your own defences so when the captain calls there’s no resistance
Better just to let the prick take over
No better and no worse than other guy who claimed to know it all
At least it takes the heat off us

Kick the captain out

I bend, I sway, I drift through the day
Not sleeping but not quite awake
We bend, we sway, we drift through the day
Not sleeping but not quite awake

Little things, you have learned to hide
Little things, you keep locked up inside

Captain lies like an eyewitness so by default we know that he’s complicit
Pretty soon his mouth will catch him out
And when you see the sign, kick the captain out
Then we’ll create an exhibition of his greatest failures
While we’re waiting for the next one to take the crown

Better off just keep your head down
Track Name: Citizeness
Hey, you caught me sleeping again, hey, hey,
Please keep it a secret from them, please, please

Speak don’t speak it don’t matter
They speak without mouths
One of us is in time, one of us is just out
Speak don’t speak it don’t matter
They’re here in your house
One of us is just in, one of us is just out

They won’t miss a little will they?
Hey? Hey?!

Don’t pretend you don’t know
You brought this on to yourself
One of us is in time, one of us is just out
Speak don’t speak it don’t matter
They speak without mouths
One of us is just in, one of us is just out

And the devil comes to town
And it seems at first that it’s all working out
But they say he’s in the detail
And it’s the small print that’ll catch you out

Speak don’t speak it don’t matter
Your words they won’t count
Never mind what you thought,
They’ll put words in your mouth
Pillow creeping with static
Embracing the crowd
Most of us are in time
One of us is just out

Speak don’t speak it don’t matter
They hunt without sound
Citizen one is in time, citizen two is just out
Speak don’t speak it don’t matter
Your words they won’t count
One of us is just in, one of us is just out

Hold my breath and hope they disappear
Hold my breath and pray for a citizeness

Strung up as a traitor
They’ll cut you down and pull you apart and turn you into a song
Better just to sit there,
Then you can say with hand on heart that you’ve done nothing wrong
Track Name: The Cape
(put on the cape)

So close but so far away
Better off on my head, let the blood drip down the cape

If I’d have said something back then you could’ve helped me out
Looks like it’s my Scott Walker moment now

I knew I’d have to correct this error of mine
And now the jury’s out and they’re not coming back

In my dreams wrestling with phantoms
The cross shakes, rattled by ransom
And the cape unravels

Put on the cape


There’s nowhere I can hide when I’m so bare and undignified
So I’m coming back to life to bend the truth so it fits just right
And when the terror catches up, well I’ll just have to hope that it was worth it

Down I go, I’m moving on
To greet the host who’s leading us
Into the zone where I will get what I deserve

What was then is no more
Can’t go back to before
Down I go

All the promises mean nothing at this end
Pull the cape on, it’s time to descend
Track Name: One in the Chamber
Skin stretched over the beer
Mouth pulled into a leer
You, you own this now
You. You’re number one.

That’s why I, I always keep one in the chamber
That’s why I always keep one more
Than I need, just so I know I’ve got it
That it’s there, waiting there for me

If I had known about the accident
I would have made a joke like that in a million years
But now I’ve said it I can’t take it back
So I attempt another crack to cover the stares
As I fall from the table, I ask myself
Why couldn’t I just keep my mouth shut?

That’s why I, I always keep one in the chamber
That’s why I always keep one more
Than I need, just so I know I’ve got it
That it’s there, waiting patiently

That’s why I, I always keep one in the chamber
That’s why I always keep one more
Than I need, just so I know I’ve got it
That it’s there, waiting there for me

You give me words but don’t you see
That words don’t make a melody
I speak but it’s not clear
The rhythm isn’t working here
It’s something you don’t see
Not long before I fall asleep
Between the harmony, oh I forgot my melody