The Hidden Year (Disc One)

by Tape Hiss and Sparkle

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fall in jump out we have a secret weapon we're turned inside out its like a sensory war because we love and we grow it's all turned inside out pluck the strings of heaven violence is not the cold answer break these chains of pain once you take the light the secret in your eyes and don't lie to me the moon will see our eyes around will witness this our house broken down
2.
Alkali 02:43
every door will lock the same as the body swings in its frame never reveal what's behind never release the ones inside and all the flies in the lion's mane chose not to comb their village clean but he'll soak them in their sleep his muscled neck fur must keep go chase them down her belly aches from rotten fruit in vines and orchards too bodies pause and renew little hearts drum to her tune every war will end the same as a slaughter not a game in the earth or mother's womb is life no barricades here our wisdom breeds its half untold in brittle carvings majestic little show the shadows in the cave go chase them down her belly aches from rotten fruit in vines and orchards too bodies pause and renew little hearts drum to her tune
3.
i'm in this mood again coarse winds through the streets the squeal of a slowing train and my tired words that never meet i tie my shoelaces tight behind the figs i see our table's lain in clouds our giant's sleeping i think back to a memory through fog driving rhodes, the 'nek and the M3 running around in the mist over a broken limb of a tree over the river ford with the water rushing down to me our giant's sleeping i think back to a memory through fog driving rhodes, the 'nek and the M3 grey clouds hanging above the rocks come back to me
4.
Treehouse 01:49
running around the tree barefeet and giggling offering the sun our backs to warm burning plastic and papers in the forest across the road far from our parents running over rocks near-trips and falls to our treehouse and we dig find shells and stones and we fight just like them and we scratch bothering neighbours and we plan to run away offering the sun our backs to warm in the forest across the road
5.
Heart 03:09
coins are thrown in like stones we watch the world through squares light the tyre punch the air a distant palace to fear my heart is sore without you you once turned to me my friend a blast of words you did defend me in there i pushed it back a twisted moment to bend that
6.
he is like a diamond hovering balancing on a wigwam through many days inside the poles and velum a sour milk carton expiry date he is like a diamond hovering
7.
all alone in my head watch you moving slowly tired but listless we'll never leave this place unscathed holy numbers you burnt your fingers but never felt free i can still smell the venom in her hair now you'll need this more than me when all this disappears but almost constantly your shadows burn gold in the night in the night in the night i'll catch you when you fall your feel for waves and the salty seashore save your veins from all the murder that surrounds now you'll need this more than me when all this disappears but almost constantly your shadows burn gold in the night in the night in the night fall away i won't shed a single tear fall away i'll be alone from here oh when i know that it's come but it's never too long
8.
there's a candle that stands alone on our rooftop to guide you home and i will light that twine and wax forever while you are lost I pray to be together i walked blindfolded through that year step by step marching on fascinated by the world my hands touched rust, cotton, marble, stone in my dreams there's a hawk that flies high in spiral circles the keenest eyes he scans the ground to look for your dull halo then lifts you up to save you from the devil
9.
Black Fax 02:39
there is something i would love to be there is something i would tear my eyes out to see i fall into your engine i walk into your room and i grow cold there's a place i'd rather be than here this goes in and that goes out whisper in your ear wynberg's asphalt the cbd's half dead and i grow cold there's some freedom on the open sea no wire traps to trace nowhere is your face i lick my little finger, i lift it to the air and chase the wind there's no safety not for all of us the illusion of wealth the illusion of trust i fall into your engine i walk into your room and i grow cold
10.
you are the leaves that fall down you are the seedling nudging up i am the light that flickers and unmoving rock softly down fair you are and i am not i'm a mover a grower of stone you take the leaves and rake them up i tear fences and build new walls

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The Hidden Year is a double disc of material collected and recorded after 2011's For You In Your Cubicle. Themes surround the concept of a journey or a hidden history, memory and knowledge. The songs have been remastered in order to improve the listening experience.

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released January 3, 2011

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Tape Hiss and Sparkle Cape Town, South Africa

Tape Hiss & Sparkle was started in 2009, by Simon Tamblyn. Currently TH&S is Mandisi Nkomo on drums and percussion with Tamblyn on vocals and guitar.

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