Live [at the End of the World]

by Traffic Experiment

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  • Live [at the End of the World] Blu-ray & CD

    Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World] is a 5-track live performance of songs from Traffic Experiment's debut album , Blue Suburbia, recorded and filmed at Wincraft Studios on 21st December 2012.

    The item is packaged as a 4-page double-disc card wallet containing both the video on Blu-ray and an additional CD of the audio.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Live [at the End of the World] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Live [at the End of the World] DVD & CD

    Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World] is a 5-track live performance of songs from Traffic Experiment's debut album , Blue Suburbia, recorded and filmed at Wincraft Studios on 21st December 2012.

    The item is packaged as a 4-page double-disc card wallet containing both the video on DVD and an additional CD of the audio.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Live [at the End of the World] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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1.
The signal comes in a flash of green And sets the rats upon their way Wheel-to-wheel and nose-to-tail So, will I play? Metallic roars and Pirelli screams A motion-blur in dust and flame Forget the rules, don't give an inch It's just a game The Sun will come and the race will begin There's nowhere to run with the walls closing in Escape is the dream but it preys on my mind that it's too late It's hard to make sense of the photographs Of the twisted metal graves Our faith is in technology And all it saves The spiralled tracks remind us of The ghosts of yesterday The blood that stains the tarmac red Fades away The Sun will come up and the race will begin There's nowhere to run with the walls closing in Escape is the dream but it preys on my mind that its too late It's easy to deny and blame The recklessness of youth But in the end we're all the same And here's the truth The jack-knife hidden round the bend Will one day lie in wait The brakes are locked and fingers crossed But it's too late The Sun will come up and the race will begin There's nowhere to run with the walls closing in Escape is the dream but it preys on my mind that it's too late
2.
The new cog in your machine has already started to rust The decay of our childhood dreams, stagnated and gathering dust Each minute that drags itself by is another minute's money in the bank Each minute that drags itself by is another minute that I'll never get back The future had seemed so bright before Now day after day you want me to do this once more (with feeling) The years seem to stretch behind and I still haven't come all that far I need freedom to motivate more than promotion and a company car When I'm stuck in an endless queue, through traffic experiments, past diversion signs While beneath my mind's paperwork lie forgotten melodies and unfinished lines And life seems to drain from every pore And day after day you want me to do this once more (with feeling) I used to believe I'd have all I desired Now each day's the same and it leaves me so tired The stars in the night sky that had me inspired now seem dimmed And so I can't do this once more Sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep, work, eat, work, sleep... Confined within these four walls I plan out my great escape As I cling on to this fading dream and pray I've not too long left to wait And the world moves on through that door And day after day you want me to do this once more I thought independence would help set me free Now I'm living my dreams through the things on TV While the feelings I had for this world around me have been numbed And so I can't do this once more
3.
Now cast away and lost at sea Upon the waves of uncertainty With shipwrecked heart and shipwrecked mind Temptation sailing close behind I lock myself up to the mast Deny the solitude of the past But when the mist come rolling in I hear the Sirens start to sing And now I hear the many tales Of those before who've tried and failed The endless quest for something pure But where it lies they're not so sure With scars as proof of what they say They spoke of dangers on the way Of those who practice to deceive With smiles that helped them to believe But could there be someone To lead me from oblivion? I lie awake beneath the stars Just trying to work out who we are Now that I can't see the shore I can't feel things any more And so I won't release the locks And end up lying on the rocks I won't end up broken on the rocks In a scene of deepest clarity She sailed right in from 'cross the sea And took me firmly by the hand And pointed me towards the land With lips that spoke of something pure She drove my mind towards the shore And let me dream of what could be With songs from far across the sea And could you be someone To save me from oblivion Light my way beneath the stars Take me home and heal the scars? If I can't see the shore I can't feel things any more So help me cast away the locks And lead me safely across the rocks Don't leave me broken on the rocks
4.
I've been wandering around in my mind Searching for things that I'd hoped not to find Belief in One who has hurt and controlled Question this truth as it's always been told It seems something's left me now I've lost my fear of the dark somehow I asked but it was not given to me I sought, found nothing that I could see I knocked, when nobody answered the door I begged until I couldn't take any more I know that wiser men than me believe And still I cannot see I yearned eternity and a love that's so defined A dream to keep until the day I die But I've seen a golden shore of beauty unrefined And it was here beneath this endless sky I took a walk past the stones and the moss Inside the coloured light falls on the cross I caught a glimpse of my Lord and His might It was all just a trick of the light In here, fear and love once lived And now I've nothing left to give
5.
Now these streets lie empty and still, warmed in the early light The clear morning air breathes life into day All of the world is lost deep in dream, oblivious to the night That left me awake here where I lay But here I am before the dawn Tired and ready for sleep The darkness has now almost gone And with it the thoughts so deep The ticking clock that hangs on the wall counted the hours away I thought they might be my last here with you Now a crimson sky is painted across the world outside our door And gold vapour trails scar the rising blue I had to see this day begin And know that the night would end The sleepless fears so deep within Evaporate once again Now here you lie so close by my side and wrapped in my arms so tight And there's where you slept all of the while The hope and dreams that yesterday held seemed fragile in the night But now reborn within your peaceful smile Please don't wake just yet angel A beautiful day awaits The sunlight cast by Summer's spell Heals all it illuminates

about

On 21st December 2012 Traffic Experiment recorded and filmed a live session of 5 tracks from their first album at Steve Winwood's Wincraft Studios.

credits

released June 21, 2013

Phil Burns: Hammond organ / synths
Stuart Chalmers: guitar / vocals
Mitch Gasser: guitar
James Holloway: electric piano / backing vocals
Harri Norris: backing vocals
Claire Turner: backing vocals
Tom Vincent: drums
Simon James White: fretless bass guitar / backing vocals

Written by Stuart Chalmers

Engineered by George Shilling, James Towler and Tom Colwill at Wincraft Studios.

Produced by Stuart Chalmers and George Shilling.

Mixed and Mastered by George Shilling at Bank Cottage.

Camera Operators:

Richard Wakefield
Stephen Hill
Paul Richman
Paul Roscoeut

Video Produced and Edited by Richard Wakefield (FXMedia - www.fxmedia.co.uk).

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Traffic Experiment Guildford, UK

Traffic Experiment are a progressive art rock band from the UK. They released their debut album Blue Suburbia in 2010. In 2011 the band released a reworking of the classic Doctor Who theme. A live Blu-ray (Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World]) was released in 2013, with that difficult second album currently in production.. ... more

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