Erasing Faces

by Extar

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This is my first album of wholly original material. The recording started in 2013 and is ongoing.

I've continued to develop my sound on this album, taking it further in the direction it was going in on Tunnel, mixing electronic sounds, heavy guitars, and distorted drums.

Once again, this is a rolling release. As I record new songs they'll be added to the track list and the track order may change.

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released August 22, 2013

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Extar Heckmondwike, UK

Extar is the output for my home recordings. I record and play all the instruments myself with varying degrees of competence and to varying degrees of success. Most of my stuff is faintly industrial since I like using a drum machine. I have a massive appreciation for Nine Inch Nails and various other industrial bands. I also like metal, so you'll hear a lot of that too. ... more

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Track Name: Erasing Faces
Start the system, Look at the time,
Get no signal, Cross the line,
Your hopes and dreams, Across the screen,
Nothing written, Nothing seen,
Awaiting comments, Words and thoughts,
Beneath the skin, Left within,
No opinions, No remorse,
Taking solace, In others thoughts.

Chorus:
It's all in focus becoming clear,
Erasing faces nothing left here,
Your eyes are empty shell for a heart,
Erasing faces so far apart.

First you breathe, then you swallow,
All your mistakes, Leave you hollow,
Trying so hard, Just can't find,
You're on the ground, You're out of time,
Anger seeping, Into your head,
Spinning round, What others said,
It has no meaning, You do not know,
What you just said, Is just for show.

Chorus

Close the system, Screens are blank
On the streets, And in your hand,
Your hopes and dreams, Across the screen,
Nothing written, Nothing seen,
Pull it down, Won't go away,
All your secrets, Are here to stay,
Stay in line, Don't look ahead,
Let you know, When you are dead.

You just can't find what you're looking for,
You'll never know there is no more,
In the distance you think you see,
How you used to, who you could be.

It's all a game when you're inside,
It doesn't matter enjoy the ride,
Taking pictures of a life,
You cannot live you cannot hide.
Track Name: Straw Man
Listening taking it all on board,
Ears open mouth closed,
Nodding along eyes glazing over,
Only saying what I am supposed.
There is nothing behind the smile,
Only ever filling in the blanks,
Making sure to tick every box,
Then take my place and join the ranks.

Never respected,
Never allowed,
Never speak your mind,
Never get off the ground.

Use you up and throw you away,
The straw man has a happy face,
Had no chances will never learn,
He knows his job and knows his place.

It continues anger grows,
Turn your back and the daggers are out,
Second guessing all of my mistakes,
Cannot live when they fill you with doubt.
Always wishing away the hours,
Don't ever think just carry on,
Barely able to care at all,
Counting down until I'm gone.
Track Name: Out of View
Acting on second thoughts,
Losing sense of right and lost,
The first to criticise,
Pulling down the wool,
Pulling out of view.

Meeting with fellow fools,
Kicking dust from the fallow earth,
Watching passively wash away say goodbye,
Pulling down the wool,
Pulling out of view.

It's taken from my hands,
As soon as I start to know,
I can't see you at all,
Pulling down the wool,
Pulling out of view.
Track Name: Nothing's Left
There's a chair by the window,
Television set is on the floor,
There's no light in the room,
What's outside I'm not sure,
Nothing's left, Nothing's left,
Nothing's left, nothing's left,
It all gets written down,
Nothing better to do.

Beside those people,
Not alone still isolated,
Try but cannot understand,
Alienated, alienated.

Listen to the radio,
It's gone nine twenty,
Check-in was late,
Now the room is empty,
Nothing's left, nothing's left,
Nothing's left, nothing's left,
And I'm soon to return,
Found out so much about you.
Track Name: From Outside
There's a face that I can use,
A mask I wear from time to time,
The surface is all they see,
The fiction is all that's real.

Found an itch that you just can't scratch,
A feeling that you can't hide,
You're really all alone,
A dream that your trying to wake from,
Never meant to be this way,
Looking in on your life
from outside.

I had always told myself,
So many many lies,
But now the lines are drawn,
No longer compromise.

I won't be here for long,
I've already left behind,
Whatever hopes and dreams,
Whatever I could find.
There's a face that I can use,
A mask I use from time to time,
The surface is all they see,
The fiction is all that's real.
Track Name: Victim
There's always a victim,
Someone to take the fall,
Someone who no one wants,
To line up against the wall.

I don't think you heard me,
I don't think you understand,
Wrap these chains round your neck,
It wasn't by my hand.

Do you know what you've become,
You can't feel, you are so numb,
It's a shame that you don't know,
Play along and take it slow.

I don't think you heard me,
I don't think you understand,
Wrap these chains round your neck,
It wasn't by my hand.

Can you hear what they say about you,
Can you hear what they say about you,
Can you hear what they say about you,
Do you even care?
Track Name: Second Nature
Any time is better than here,
For a while to stay in here,
Is all fine but soon it will be time,
To find somewhere safe another year.

Built an image of a life,
Unreal thin as paper,
It's been done so many times,
It's become second nature.

Next there will be a repeat,
Clean the slate and leave no stain,
Create a new set of truths,
Reinvent and start again.