act one, scene one

by noughts and exes

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released May 11, 2007

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noughts and exes Hong Kong

Noughts and Exes are an indie folk pop band based in Hong Kong. With an international line-up of musicians, a mish-mash of inspiration and creative instrumentation, the band has become one of the most unique sounds in the city, earning a strong reputation and cult following. ... more

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Track Name: a minor to major
I’ve never weighed my wording, does the sentence match the crime. choking on what I’ve spoken, suffocating. you never cared for counting but mistakes are a score you’ll keep. keep enemies close and your lover closer.
a word, a word is all that’s needed to turn a tide, to change a season
I never wage a war if I cannot foresee a victory, so how did I win yet still need to surrender. you never follow fashion when you follow my advice. shoot or be shot’s the reason you’re the victim.
a word, a word is all that’s needed to turn a tide, to change a season
standing on what’s unspoken, I am left alone and high upon a pedestal intent on falling. clinging to what i’ve broken, breaking the things i try to mend. sow what you say and reap what you regret.
Track Name: breathe
summer’s set and your fall’s nigh, the consequence to lukewarm sentiments,
you pause, rewind a disenchanted reverie, the all that’s sought but never seen, a white that’s left to grey.
Just breathe
the calm that lingers after storms, a quiet respite precedes your dawn. this sinking ship has sailed. I hope you can swim.
images, they flood your fears, the pictures of what once seemed near, the love you pushed away, you now pursue.
Just breathe
It’s all in or it’s all out, Or it’s over before you begin
Track Name: from the finish
take an ending, bend it backwards, and see your way through to the start. plotting putdowns and the heartaches, together yet strangely apart.
but to be who you are i’m happy to be so sad
take an ending, spin it sideways and watch it all pour from the neck. drowning sorrows in a bottle, has the heaven in hurting come clear but to be who you are i’m happy to be so sad I’m sad coz I want to be
take the sadness and the gladness,
can you hear all the harmonies there is it better to have loved her knowing you’d lost in the end
Track Name: the ghost
buried in your breathe, the evidence of all you used to be. you linger on your lies, sucking on poison you think you need.
you don’t get it, no you never get it
the ghost on your shoulders,
the blood stains you can’t ever seem to wash off. Over and over, you succumb to your past, the curses you call home.
riddled with remorse, life despite the dawn is looking dim. buckled by the weight of all the crap that you’re still carrying. you can taste it, you can waste it, oh don’t.
Track Name: flight over falling
Is it fading when it never seemed clear? is it lost when it never appeared to be here? can you drop what was never picked up? can a sun set when you’ve never seen light?
oh I’m falling apart even though from the start I could have easily slipped away,
had the beauty not been worth the break.
is the loving worth the aching that follows? is life worth the death that ensues? can the burn be a price that befits only flames? is the flight worth the fall in the end?
oh I’m falling apart even though from the start I could have easily slipped away, had the beauty not been worth the break.
Track Name: the enemy
here alone amidst the crowded, you feel secluded though surrounded.
creased and buckled in your grieving, bruised, you break before the beating.
your silence proves the greatest enemy. the quiet corners feed your entropy and the cursing cuts you deeper, how you bleed. bled out.
the words that hurt you most you’re speaking, and pushed from jumped you can’t distinguish
your silence proves the greatest enemy. the quiet corners feed your entropy and the cursing cuts you deeper, how you bleed. bled out.
Track Name: a reason to flee
a breeze into storms, lakes into oceans, the emotions that you feed and cloudy is all, all you will whether. all your weather seems so bleak
stay, you stay the waves will crash, the fear will flow stay, just stay to what do you give way? just stay.
Track Name: slow and steady
slow and steady’s how you lost the race, you put off you procrastinate.
tomorrow, i’ll do it tomorrow until tomorrow’s today.
today is an ocean and you’re on the beach afraid of what you’ve never seen. you bury your head in the sand you idiot this treasure will…
slip away
Opportunity knocks while you’re out
or passed out asleep on the couch. no messages after the beep, no second chance if you’re asleep.
don’t blink or you’ll miss twenty years, or spend twenty more wondering how you managed to totally miss this.
idiot, this treasure will…
slip away
Track Name: anything to you
Pieces i’m puzzled by, they seem to fit with You. Is it a ruse? that I am more when i’m with You.
And though my world may fall, I’m built anew on you. is it a ruse? that I am everything in You.
I could be anything in you empty You made me full, and broken made me new is it a ruse? who I am now that i have You.
and how i’d lose it all in hope of gaining You. is it a ruse? I’m more than most when I’m with you.
love is a winding road but i’ve wound up confused is this a ruse that I am found when lost in you
Track Name: beauty at its best
wait for it, it’s set to blow, the final act to a one man show. with a tightened grip you’re pushing through, but the peak you reach isn’t worth the view. is it beautiful?
plasticine to build the dream, paper cuts are your ticket in. are you rich enough? popular enough? if your skin is clear you are welcome here.
Track Name: it's ok, i'm fine
everything’s ok, everything is fine here. look the other way and you’ll see everything much clearer someone lock the doors, someone shut the windows when you close your eyes, don’t you know it isn’t really there
nothing there everything is fine if it isn’t then you fake it. lather it with lies and later even you’ll believe it. everything’s sublime when you don’t talk about it. the numbing over time is filtering the facts and what you fear
what you fear nothing there there you go.