Scarlet Rebels - See Through Blue

Artist: Scarlet Rebels
Release: See Through Blue

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1. I'm Alive

Here I stand, yeah not trying to be
Taken out by the enemy
Ducking diving you don’t need to see
I ain’t no bluesy wannabe

Hey man, why don’t you come around
Hey man, why not come and see what everyone thinks

Cos I’m alive
I’m standing right here
I’ve never ever seen these things so clear
Cos I’m alive
And everyone is wanting to know
Just how I’m alive

Picking up where we all went wrong
Drinking till the lights go on
Hearing a noise from a distant year
Take a pin and pop the atmosphere

Hey man, why don’t you come around
Hey man, why not come and see why everyone thinks

Cos I’m alive
I’m standing right here
I’ve never ever seen these things so clear
Cos I’m alive
And everyone is wanting to know
Just how, yeah how
Yeah I’m alive

2. Storm

Wrap up
Can you feel the cold wind biting through
Slow down
You’re only thinking things through for you

How can we try, when you’re not around?
No, you’re not around
Now, it’s freezing and we’re trying to survive

Whoa – When you’re on your knees praying for sight
Whoa – You better hope that the storm don’t hit tonight

We’re knuckling down
We don’t have no warmth inside
We’ll find that spark
And create an inferno to hide

All of the cracks, that no one can see
Yeah, no one can see
Then we’ll take it and turn up the atmosphere

Whoa – When you’re on your knees praying for sight
Whoa – You better hope that the storm don’t hit
Whoa – When you’re on your knees praying for sight
Whoa – You better hope that the storm don’t hit tonight

Whoa – Are you on your knees yeah praying
Whoa – Praying that the storm don’t hit tonight
Whoa – Praying that the storm don’t hit

3. London Story

Let me tell you a story
It only feels like yesterday
I first saw her in Hemel
She was stood at the same bus stop as me
And I’ll always remember
The way that she walked so tall, so free
It was a cold dark November
But she moved like the Summer

And I’ll never feel
The way that I did on that day
And I’ll never be
The same since she looked at me

Now I’m trying to remember
What I said I’d done and what I did
I went out on a bender
Forgot about her, my house and bills
You can’t kid a pretender
My mask fell right off of my face
Then she saw what wasn’t clear
And left no excuses

And I’ll never feel
As wrong as I did on that day
And I’ll never be
The same since she went on her way
It’s a London Story
It’s a London Story

And I’ll never need
To feel like I’m feeling today
Once I take these
I’ll spend all the rest of my days
In my London story
In my London story

4. These Days

Sitting here with an ice-cold beer
Tryna’ express just how I feel
The words are stuck in the atmosphere
We need a storm to clear the air
Staring at a cold dark screen
A thousand monsters in your face
Remember when there was no such thing?
Now the truth is scarier than anything

These days I’m neither left nor right
These days I’m not too far from flight
These days I’m just here holding on
These days have gone so wrong
They take their piece until it’s gone, gone, gone
These days man I’m just here holding on

To watch the world just standing still
Whilst I sit all unfulfilled
As someone sells the next big thing
The government didn’t feed their kids
Everyone go and pick a side
As hate and anger start to thrive
Since when did taking a knee
Cause you man to lose your everything?

These days I’m neither left nor right
These days I’m not too far from flight
These days I’m just here holding on
These days have gone so wrong
They take their piece until it’s gone, gone, gone
These days man I’m just here holding on

These days I don’t see the white of your smile
These days I see the worry in your eyes
These days are starting to take its toll
These days I forget how to breathe
These days it’s much harder to believe
These days yeah just how far we’d come

These days I’m neither left nor right
These days I’m not too far from flight
These days I’m just here holding on
These days have gone so wrong
They take their piece until it’s gone, gone, gone
These days man I’m just here holding on

5. Take You Home

We the people, we’re not sold
We’re the people who won’t fold
Cos we’re the rebels on our way
No one is telling us what to say
With our crosses on our backs
We still walk that lonely path
And from the silence you hear a roar
Then feel the power through the floor

You’ve been and gone
To where we’ve been wronged

To those who feel alone
Raise your hands
And we’ll take you home, we’ll take you home

And when you hear the voices crow
All about the growing old
And when the men and maidens sing
To put the volume up again
By the time you see the lights
The darkness comes and steals your sight
Head down and stay on track
Where we’re going there’s no way back

You’ve been and gone
To where we’ve been wronged

To those who feel alone
Raise your hands
And we’ll take you home
Yeah for those who feel alone
Raise your hands
And we’ll take you home
Take you home

6. I Can Sleep Now

I need you now
Not for anything
Just to help quiet the voices that I hear within

It’s not the same
What I hear every day

Every time that I close my eyes
I see that place
A million words can’t describe it
Like the look on your face
That you finally found that something
That you can’t replace
I can sleep now

There goes another day
Exactly the same
I swear this one will be different
But I’ll keep the pain

The nights draw in
My days draw out

Every time that I close my eyes
I see that place
A million words can’t describe it
Like the look on your face
That you finally found that something
That you can’t replace
I can sleep now, I can sleep now

Maybe I could count all of your tears
But I’ll never heal the scars
When the only thing you wanted
Was a place for your heart

Every time that I close my eyes
I see that place
A million words can’t describe it
Like the look on your face
That you finally found that something
That you can’t replace
I can sleep now

7. I Can't Say

I’m just sat here waiting
For what feels like a thousand lives, oh yeah
I’ve seen so much change
The only thing that’s the same is your smile

I’ll keep it close to me
Closer than you’ll ever be

I can’t say
Whether you are right or wrong
I can’t say
What paths you’ve walked along
There’s no telling what is going on, how far to push you until I lose it all
I can’t say, whether you are right or wrong

There’s no point time wasting
I only got one time alive
There is so much noise
The only peace I get is from my mind

I keep it so locked down
Stops my head from spinning around

I can’t say
Whether you are right or wrong
I can’t say
What paths you’ve walked along
There’s no telling what is going on, how far to push you until I lose it all
I can’t say, whether you are right or wrong

8. Take It

Hey man, I see your eyes on the ground yea
Them holes in your shoes aint for kicks yea
We see in your face that you’re struggling
Cos you been kicked to the ground
Now here’s your down

You take it
How long do you take it
Before you try and break it
How long do you take it

So then, I don’t see no one coming
You’re stuck right there like you’re drowning
You ain’t ever moving
Unless you take the fuse
Yeah and take it now

You take it
How long do you take it
Before you try and break it
How long do you take it

9. Leave A Light On

Take me back to that old dark room
Where we learned all those moves
And the hunger never died
You wait a life for one small chance
To show yourself you were never meant to hide
But never desperate for the light

You store a part of what’s on your mind
Keep back what’s deep inside

Mother Mary, where have you been?
I felt an emptiness, deep down inside of me
It’s who I am and what I’ve become
An empty vessel that sings a few songs
But for me, will you leave a light on

What is it that I’m still holding on for?
I can’t stop the signals now
With so many signs that are floating round
I forgot to leave the ride

Stand up straight, stand up tall
Show them that they’re all wrong

Mother Mary, where have you been?
I felt an emptiness, deep down inside of me
Baby blue, I know you’ve seen
All these things through my eyes
But do you see?
Just who I am and what I’ve become
This empty vessel that sings a few songs
But for me, yeah for me, but for me
Will you leave your light on?

Please leave a light on
Please leave a light on
For me always
Until we’re gone
Please leave a light on
Please leave a light on
For me always
Until we’re gone

10. We're Going Nowhere

Well can you hear the sirens
Ring out loud
They’re trying to tell you
What’s going down
On the streets
Our people cry
Give us back our truths and lives

Gone away
All the hopes and promises they made one day
Here to stay
Is their lack of truth and accountability
We’re going nowhere

When you see the damage
People do
When you give the power
To royal blue
Smile on camera
While people die
Give us back our truths and lives

Gone away
All the hopes and promises they made one day
Here to stay
Is their lack of truth and accountability

Oh, what’s the use in crying
Just get on board and chase the lightning

Gone away
All the hopes and promises they made one day
Here to stay
Is their lack of truth and accountability
We’re going nowhere

11. Everything Changed

I wanna be somebody
Somebody you can look in the eyes
And you’ll see no dark secrets
Nowhere to fake, nowhere to hide
I refuse to back off
I couldn’t stand down ever again
I knew just what I wanted
Just waited for that run to end

I held a star in my hands
Passed it to you for

When it changed
Yeah, everything changed
I took myself to pass, on a different path
When it changed
Yeah, everything changed
I didn’t know myself, till I passed that test

I tried my best to look for
The lights to guide and show my way
All I saw were dead ends
Put in place by my so called friends

I held a star in my hands
Passed it to you for

When it changed
Yeah, everything changed
I took myself to pass, on a different path
When it changed
Yeah, everything changed
I didn’t know myself, till I passed that test

You don’t know
What you hold inside
Until you cut and see you bleed

When it changed
Yeah, everything changed
I took myself to pass, on a different path
When it changed
Yeah, everything changed
I didn’t know myself, till I passed that test

12. See Through Blue

A private party that colours a nation
See through as blue
A mouthpiece that stutters a fable
As your hope dies true

It’s ok to feel
What they’ll never

I don’t care who wants to believe it
We see the truth
To gaslight a whole goddamn nation
To push your contracts through

Lied to and treated like idiots
You don’t hide the truth
The contempt that you hold for your public
Is so see through

Do as I say
Not as I do

I don’t care who wants to believe it
We see the truth
Gaslighting a whole goddamn nation
To push your contracts through