Badmouth EP

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released October 15, 2016

All songs written and performed by Slurs.
Mixed and produced by Mark Simpson and Fintan Dawson.
Beeftin Productions 2016.

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Slurs Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Slurs are Mark Simpson, Fintan Dawson and Mike Smith, an alt. pop band hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne who have been lauded for their skills in crafting noisy pop songs. Simpson and Dawson emerged together in early 2015 with their self-produced EP Northern Electric. Originally depending on a drum machine for rhythm, they're now accompanied by Smith. ... more

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Track Name: Ordinary Man
Just a rumour not a secret; friends and enemies beware
Second hand is beating down but soon the tide'll turn again
Broken promises the catalyst for hiding in your bed
Try to isolate the patterns shorting circuits in your head

Afternoons become the night before the night becomes the day
Creature comforts, dirty habits, nothing ventured nothing gained
Repetition of mundanity is not a fairytale
but bite your tongue in case the vital signs you follow start to fade

And is your face still frozen in the sun?
But is your mind still open, like mine?

But you think to impress that you have to confess
to the fact you digress but to you it makes sense
that they never forget your fanatic obsession with
winning just so they can lose.

Was I supposed to work out how to be an ordinary man
when I've been programmed to be free?
So now I think they're taking more of me than I've allowed before
I can't agree to disagree
It isn't what I live for

Building bridges, turning corners, seeing light after the dark
Run in circles, empty pockets, found it growing in the park
Intuition shouldn't tell you you have to scar my heart
before you go so far your arrows haven't even left a mark

And is your conscience frozen in the sun?
But is your mind still broken, like mine?
Track Name: Terra Firma
You're living the life you chose though you could
Never afford it if you let go of your mother's purse
Throw off your furs
You've never learnt to brave the cold like she has
But what is a life if not for living
When your idiolect is unforgiving
And your ice is wearing thin

You're living the life you picked though you're the
First to admit that you haven't really had a clue
Since you left school
You've never thought about the consequences
But isn't there something they're forgetting
It's better to leap than live regretting
When everything's a sin

And it's rattling around your chest
And it's begging you to set it free
If you let it you will catch your death
Did you think that you could give up easily
You've had a million chances so far
You've had a million chances
To find a way to put your feet back on Terra Firma

So this is the life you lead
And how you want to spend eternity
This echoing in your ear will become nothing to fear eventually
So look at the stars as you lie in the gutter
They're all the same
We're not moving on til something better
Carries us away

The lights come on down every street you walk on
So how could you not see what's missing
Where's your future?
The inspiration has all gone
As we suspected all along
Where's your future?
The lights come on down every street you walk on
So how could you not see what's missing
Where's your future?
The inspiration has all gone
As we suspected all along
A guilty conscience weighs a tonne
But don't let them silence your opinion
Track Name: Red Lines
Red lines are lines you cannot cross
You can't negotiate your fate, though you try
Somehow it washes over like the rain
But allow yourself to savour what remains

As reality goes you know I'm all thumbs and toes, but I know
That it's starting to show now my brain is getting slow and I wonder
Going back to where it started
Do you think they still remember my name?

They'd hand you over for a score
You'd never see the light of day, though you try
Somehow this masquerades as parlour games
But now said feelings riddle me with shame

Once an old friend of mine said that they'd die by my side should I die
All I had to give up was my narcissistic life and I tried
Going back to where it started
Do you think they still remember my name?

Over time I have grown to ignore the status quo around me
Given time you'll agree, cos you'll see it just like me and I wonder
Going back to where it started
Do you think they still remember my name?
Track Name: Read
Hold back the tide of validity
See past unearned credibility
Unmask their veil of sincerity
And trust in your capabilities

I'd only be a pioneer if I went back in time
Where all the great ideas I heed were mistaken for mine

Think twice and test the acidity
Don't fall for dystopic imagery
Preserve your freedom to operate
And when you lie make sure you learn to lie convincingly

I'll never be a millionaire cos I don't have the time
To waste my life on chasing dreams when they're there all the time

Don't make yourself too comfortable
Don't think you're indestructible
Don't believe in everything you read
Don't act as if there's nothing else
The life you lead is under threat
Don't believe in everything you read

Take stock; what's fact? What's bigotry?
Don't take what's said so literally
Mistrust your growing complacency
Make sure you've got a contingency plan

You'll only be a pioneer if you don't toe the line
And see it from the other side
It was there all the time
Track Name: Blakelaw
You're yearning for an earning
And begging for me to pay
For the rubbish in my garden
Get lost, it's getting late

In the morning, crack of dawn and
You stop me in the street
On a night time, it's the same thing
Get lost, how you frustrate

Did nobody sit you down and tell you we've all got problems?
This isn't the life to lead when you're only seventeen

You're pouring your heart out for
You need to get to Blakelaw
How'd you get into this state?
Detached you can't compensate

You stop me for a third time
This time you've gone too far
Dig a big hole in me garden
Gone lost, mam can't berate

You've no luck with me young man
Same time again next week?
Track Name: Offshore
If I had a penny for every time they lied
I'd throw it in a hole and head to the shore

Before anybody noticed that we've known about this
One of those myths that never ceases to be dismissed
Do it again I know you can't resist

I'm floating away

No trust in what you say
Trust in what you say
You only come across as though if to say that
You don't have to pay the same as all the other people pay
Don't let them take away
What they ought to away
And if it were only fair
Then maybe all your problems will give way to how to solve them

The trust is broken and we won't face austerity
There's no use in hoping when you're not given clarity

I'm floating away