Menagerie EP

by Menagerie

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Written and recorded through 2015 in Leeds.

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released July 7, 2016

All music by Richard Beet and Ryan McGrath. Artwork by Suzie Cichy.

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UK based psych pop duo

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Track Name: Can't You Tell Me More
Wait can't you tell me more
I'm sat down on your floor
And my ears are leaning forward
Trying hard to get it all
Remember please before,
Before the sun drops

How did you feel when you moved from the country?
Somewhere with thick air where you can't see clearly
How do you know if you're right, if you're wrong?
Something that tells you you're where you belong

Don't want to leave, I can't face the farewell
And my throat runs dry, fumbling for words

See you then, in a while

Wait I'll be coming down
And I'll make you feel proud
When the waves are crashing forward
And the doubt begins to fall
It'll look just like before,
Before the sun dropped

Down in the fickle streets, did you feel lucky?
Finding you'd weathered the storm with a family
How do you know if you're right, if you're wrong?
Something that tells you you're where you belong

See you then, in a while
Track Name: Freakout
All our eyes on the clock
Not long until we're washed out
So just hang out and hold onto the floor
You know it's coming

Feel like I'm stuck on standby
Eager for the pendulum
But not everyone is ready
To dull their will

Even when it's easy
Trust someone to make it harder
Remember it can't hurt you
So don't freak out

Suddenly the lines, they all start to blur
A growing shift in sound
As colors jump and shout on their own
So whatever you do, just hold onto the floor
You know it's coming

How can you relax when your head's trapped in a freakout?
Does anybody else think this is getting out of hand?

Even when it's easy
Trust someone to make it harder
Remember it can't hurt you
So don't freak out

A few traces left
I am short of breath
In my bed, in a state
When you know you've wasted half your day
It's dark already

Then you learn to laugh when you're on the other side
Of a big, dramatic meltdown
Let's plan for next time round

Even when it's easy
Trust someone to make it harder
Remember it can't hurt you
So don't freak out

Caught the wariness creeping in
Get back to the house and lock the door
Don't tell your family where you are
Don't call your friends, turn off your phone

Lessons learned in delirium
Open up my eyes
Track Name: The Light Held Back
Ask yourself,
was it worth all the trouble?
Ask yourself,
did you want to feel noble?
Ask yourself,
why are we screaming?
Ask yourself,
was this the outcome you were dreaming of?
Ask yourself,
are we having a good time?
Ask yourself,
do you see red in the moonlight?
Ask yourself,
who is really on your side?
Ask yourself,
why not just walk away?

We didn't know there was a battle on the sidelines
Keeping ourselves with the movement of the fluid lights
Finding come morning that some people had been left behind
Left in confusion

I don't know
where the aggression comes from
I don't know
how to ease all the symptoms
I don't know
how to turn it to healing
I don't know
why we always end up feeling worse
I don't know
how people have a good time
I don't know
when they see red in the moonlight
I don't know
what is really on their minds
I don't know
if the fire will pass with the day

Rising like an anchor from the depths
That hold the light from the window
Bringing the night to mind
And the spirits begin sinking

We didn't know that they had lost all of their patience
Dragging us into another fake arrangement
Leads us to here right at the ending of an age and
Hearing the last word

Rising like an anchor from the depths
That hold the light from the window
Bringing the night to mind
And the spirits begin sinking
Track Name: Everything's Ridiculous
Weeks gone to the cycled slaving, what do I get in the end?
Well at least I never have to worry I'll make a choice I can't defend
I recall spending all my youth wondering where I would be
And those old predictions make me laugh, but they help me to see

Couldn't go back to where I've been
With freedom cut, and my will reigned in
Just don't look back on the long dead ways
My day goes where I take it

Sometimes you just have to stick with something that you loathe
But when everything's ridiculous, the right way's never shown
Anything can change, and I'm still aware the rule won't go away
All I ever do is move along

Trying harder to ignore the signs but I can't help but notice them
I just need to keep my thoughts from running away, for now

Couldn't go back to where I've been
I'd never go back to that again

Waiting on Tomorrow
Anything can change, and I'm still aware the rule won't go away
All I ever do is move along

Walking home I can't shake the feeling
I've found something else to believe in
Gives me peace of mind through the evening
Unlike the ones that came before it,
This tomorrow's looking better
Track Name: Sket's Palace
Normally we'd feel a kind of shame being seen in public
Luckily we turned up at the door of Sket's Palace
Even with the reputation known, we still descended

Those cunts were kicking off again, oh well
They were trying so hard we couldn't help but smile
It's all a way to vent their frustration that builds each day
Just what you get for joining the disarray

To tell the truth we've learned how to enjoy the guilty pleasures
Work hard enough and you'll find a spot in sket's palace
Easy tiger, tiger don't go too far

We'll stay here until we're gone
All class falling to the floor
We'll stay right here until we're gone
Standards falling to the floor

Wired indulgence we believe in
The hifi motion
Track Name: Whatever
Whatever it is, whatever there'll be
That is all I'll ever see
So whatever I know, there's nowhere to go
I'll do whatever I like, I'll do whatever I can

I wanted a reason, something to show me how I was failing
But it really doesn't matter, when I can let it flow
When I was a stupid kid I thought I could change the world
Then you realise its hard enough to even change yourself

Whatever it is, whatever there'll be
That is all I'll ever see
So whatever I know, there's nowhere to go
I'll do whatever I like, I'll do whatever I can

I wanted a reason, so I thought 'best to get reflecting'
But some things are left around the edges, or so I am told
If only I could figure out my place in the world
Then you realize you only ever need to change yourself

Whatever it is, whatever there'll be
That is all I'll ever see
So whatever I know, there's nowhere to go
I'll do whatever I like, I'll do whatever I can