Music by Traffic Experiment

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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
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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.
The time that is forever on my hands Seems to quickly pass me by A thousand thoughts are set upon collision course Fragment and echo through my mind The distant voices barely penetrate these walls Just whispers in a dream Outside, a painted smile, a mask of sanity These things are never what they seem And when it comes, sleep's a wonderous thing So precious and so rare But sleep is no escape from my anxiety For dreams are always there And in my dreams I climb the broken steps Of a staircase to the sky And every night I'm stranded halfway up While you all pass on by Open your eyes but not too wide There's only so much that you can fit inside Take a look far beyond these eyes And you may see me there Between the Earth and sky, reality and dream A place of hope and of despair And if you know the secret that unlocks the door Release me from this cell And lead me down the narrow, winding paths That I once knew so well
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Space Oddity 07:26
Ground Control to Major Tom Ground Control to Major Tom Take your protein pills and put your helmet on Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignition and may God's love be with you This is Ground Control to Major Tom, you've really made the grade And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare "This is Major Tom to Ground Control, I'm stepping through the door And I'm floating in a most peculiar way And the stars look very different today For here am I sitting in a tin can Far above the world Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles I'm feeling very still And I think my spaceship knows which way to go Tell my wife I love her very much she knows" Ground Control to Major Tom. Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you.... "Here am I floating round my tin can Far above the Moon Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do."
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Doo-weee-oooh, weeeee, ooooo-ooooo.

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Music by Traffic Experiment is a free collection of 7 tracks from our existing catalogue and a good place to start if you've never heard anything by us.

We hope you enjoy it and if you do please explore the rest of our work at trafficexperiment.bandcamp.com

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released September 5, 2014

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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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