The Last Parade

by The Skyline Industry

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released March 3, 2015

Written, performed, and recorded by The Skyline Industry

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piano, synth, and guitar driven alt rock from the city of brotherly love.

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Track Name: Close
It started with a hum as the orchestra sings
And the warming of the strings
Steady like a hand going through withdrawal
Open like a fist before the fall

‘Cause driving off the edge seemed a whole lot better
Than waiting for the ground beneath to rise
‘Cause driving off the edge seemed a whole lot better
Than waiting for the ground

So darn close
We almost got it right
We were so darn close
We almost got it right

Put me in the back of an empty truck
Tether my hands and shut me up
I waited for the crash of a similar drive
Open my head and let me dive

We were so darn close
Waiting for the air to come and take the wheel
We were so darn close
Gravity won't care how close we came or that we almost had it all
We almost got it right

We were so darn close to having a good day
We were so darn close to having a good day
Track Name: The Host
I can see you, right in front of me
We'll take apart everything that I used to be
It's not that easy, no very little has changed
It's not that easy, to watch our lives rearrange
It's not that easy, to get to know the truth

So take your time, but take it from somebody else
You can't control me or get by yourself anymore
You said you wanted the ghost
You said you wanted the ghost

So strip away all the things that I love the most
And all that's left, the flesh, the blood and the ghost
It's not that easy
It's not that easy
It's not that easy turning from the person you want to be

If you try to let your ghost turn you into a host
You'll find most of your view is the coast of what you knew

I can't believe it,
I can't believe all the things I did for you
Track Name: Cut to the Bone
Smoke your cigarettes
Lock all your doors
We all expire
Pray for permanence
Never seen a ghost
When you decide you open up for more

We are immune
We have the cure
We will decide
No longer can you feel your body
Cut to the bone

Smoke your cigarettes
Unlock all your doors
You said,
You're not the only one
You open up for more
Pray for permanence
But you have never seen a ghost
This is the only time you open up for more

We were the ones that you held onto
Keep quiet, maybe you'll see this through
Hold steady, you're in for something new
Keep quiet, oh just keep quiet
Track Name: Killing Floor
This ain't no rite of passage
When the world forgets to sleep
There are no morals to be held
There are no new beginnings
And only one way this can end
The angels lined up at the gates of hell

Said let's be mean
Let's all be rude
Let's all confide in a bad attitude
Let's all be impolite at every imposition
We will start this fight on a meanness mission
We dance on the killing floor

This ain’t no competitions
When the righteous turn their hand
There are no arrows flying true
There are no new traditions
The armies lined against the wall
They all retreated when the flood came through

You know this fight is far too real
Dance on the killing floor
You know this fight is far too real
Dance on the killing floor
Track Name: Better Days
I have seen better days
You were mine to complicate
I get by, unashamed
You alone can make amends

I'm still here,
You are the same
I'm still here,
You are to blame

I'm still here waiting on you...

Don't you hold this above me...

How long,
'til darkness calls for you?
How long,
you always see it
How long?
Track Name: The French Loop
She says, life doesn't mean a thing
So why, why would you want anything?
Track Name: Lowlife
If I haven’t been that honest and it’s too late to start
When the ship goes down I watch it all fall apart
And the force that makes me deviate from the course you correct
When the ship goes down I lead the sharks to the wreck

Shoot your semantics I’ve readied the deck
I’ve loaded the cannons with all the grudges I’ve kept
If you’re aware of the concept of fighting fire with flame
Then it won’t be surprising when one day nothing remains

And you can’t hide
You can’t leave
You can’t breath
When we arrive

You’ve come too far to be stung
By the lowlife on the tip of my tongue
Fight the curl of your lip
I’m a lifeboat going down with the ship
I look too close will I find
I’m a lowlife

If it doesn’t make a difference to the lows I can dive
When the ship goes down I watch the waters come alive
I can stand in my tower the judge of the sea
When the ship goes down I let the ocean swallow me
Track Name: You Don't Know
Lie to yourself,
Don't believe you needed help
You don't know, you don't know
Leave it alone,
Once again, you're on your own
You don't know, you don't know

When you come to me,
Destroy your pedigree
I'll give you anything you need

Lie to me
A little bittersweet you'll see
You wanted blood from a stone
Now you're on your knees
You don't know, who you're fucking with

Run for your life
There is no place left to hide
You said you wanted this
You said you need this, but you won't
Be on your own, will you do mine when I'm gone
You said you wanted this,
You said you need this

When you come to me
Destroy your pedigree
Destroy your empathy
You won't ever know
Track Name: Mythology
The sign, was to come
Stands out, like a thumb
But you've mixed up your mythologies
Cancelled your apologies and took it on the run
Headed for the sun

Hear chimes, the distant drums
The warning, leaves you numb
A paperweight, your guardian
A pillory, your cardigan
Still found a way to run
Headed for the sun

The sun
The sun
The sun
Track Name: Eat Your Heart
Calling out, it stretches from afar
It's hard to tell, exactly where you are
It echoes like you never spoke a word
Can't define anything you heard

Because I've got everything inside
And I can't hide behind these waking days
Though it's easy to remind me
All you have to do is find me in this maze

Because I've got everything you want
And I can't stop the way you drop away
From the weight of this corruption
And the fate of this destruction in the haze

So you rise...
set...
some...
time to let you

Eat your heart right out
You thought you'd never find love
Eat your heart right out
You thought you'd never wake up

Push it along
We'll see the world for what it was outside the blanket
So divine the cup
That held my pride, I raised it up
It was dry but I still drank it
It's the only thing to keep me from becoming so completely low
So completely high
And the rain on your tomorrow
Is the pain that I can borrow from the sky