Little Victories

by Japanese Sleepers

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released March 28, 2011

Recorded, mixed and produced by Screaming Maldini at Sounds Like Screaming in late 2010.

Andrew Hirst - vocals, guitar, electronics, programming
Alexander Christopher Hale - vocals, piano, synth
Neal Heppleston - bass, vocals
Gemma Ferguson - glockenspiel, drums, vocals
Stephen Wragg - violin, percussion

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Track Name: Whistler's Breath
We stumble out, bleary eyed and bruised
from this house, stripped of all we knew
The decades turn - they twist and they change
This constant hum still defeans in the same way

You were a gentle melody dancing from a whistler's breath

And a piercing shrill in this dark quiet room
will be with me now, until the cold silence returns

You were a gentle melody dancing from a whistler's breath

And now I go to speak
but the words are trapped
and the content disintegrates
As I drift to sleep
all these thought collapse
and this bed just feels like a cage
This neighbourhood is still awake
and the sounds just crash into me
But underneath this din
is the gentle hum of your beautiful melody
Track Name: Celebrate
For we are still to come over bridges that surely burned
We're the greatest of all with weightless magnificence

We're the first and the last and the crowds that have come undone
We're the old and the young and those that are unborn

And we will celebrate this once
If you could see us just this once
Then you will leave in hurried tones
And we will think of no one else
And you'll think only of yourself
And you will leave in hurried tones

And we're not the same in the confines of our homes

We're the first and the last
Track Name: These Are Our End Times
And falling stones will break these bones
So brittle and frail and hollow
Carved from the earth, for all that it's worth
We held our heads in sorrow
Again

And we will begin, we'll rise up from dust
And raise our heads with pride
And we will sing in these broken tones
LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

And some will try to pull you aside
JUST STAND HERE AND RUST
And some will try (and oh, they will try)
JUST STAND HERE AND RUST
And break up and drift away

And we will all stand alone next to open arms, grasping for our hands
The sun is a blinding light we will never see, these are our end times
To drift into oblivion
Unravelled as one
Track Name: Victory Of The Lights
I will never leave this city
I know I will die here
All the street lights, house lights, head lights
Always lead me back here
Track Name: Song For A Satellite Town
I will never leave this city
I know I will die here
All the street lights, the house lights, the head lights
They always lead me back here

The coldest winters and the longest nights
The external stillness and the internal fights
I am always drawn back here by the lights
That shine outside my window
They shine out and remind me

Of a life where my concrete concerns didn't conquer
My consciousness cleared of all fear
And the roads that I travel took me further and further from here

I will never leave this city
I know I will die here
All the street lights, the house lights, the head lights
They always lead me back here

Every year it seems the winters get colder (the winters get colder)
The city's changing but I stay the same (except you get older)
The mystic chords of memory never seem to unfold
I just want to let go but they still want to hold on

To the extiguished embers of a fire I once lit
That burned brighter than any before
Now the rains turn the flames into ash
And it won't burn anymore