Where's The Harm In Dreams Disarmed

by Cut City

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David Calkins
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David Calkins This is one of the most infectious albums to come out in recent years where I enjoy it ALL from beginning to end. There aren't many like this! Glad to have finally ordered the physical version. If you're still reading this, I secretly think that fellow Swedish band Ghost borrowed the idea/opening riff of Ghost Pose for their song "Ritual". Favorite track: Void.
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Sam Nicholas When this track kicks in, compressed as fuck and ready to obliterate your ears, you know you'll have this album on repeat for a while. The distorted beauty of the track may make you shed a single tear so be careful. Favorite track: The Kids of Masochism High.
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david campbell easly my album of 2011 right through to 2012...a beautifully crafted body of work from an awesome band....everything i expected and more. Favorite track: A Modest Recovery.
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    With the abundance of digitized music stockpiling the internet, this record's destiny might be to float on, unnoticed by the masses. That would be a shame, but for the members of Cut City, the physical release of ”Where's The Harm In Dreams Disarmed” marks the end of a journey that commenced more than four years ago.

    As the delight of the lush ”Narcissus Can Wait” 12” (Deleted Art/Some Industries, 2009) was quickly absorbed and fans thirsting for more, the band set out to record their second full-length, the follow-up to their dark and daring debut ”Exit Decades” (Gold Standard Laboratories, 2007). But little did they know that it would take eons to finish and very little did they know that the band would cease operation before it was out. But as with every grand finale there's immense beauty in the light that it casts.

    The title says more than anything; is there any other notion that conjures the image of acceptance of failure than ”Where's The Harm In Dreams Disarmed”? Though a majority of the record was written before Cut City decided to go on an extended hiatus, the album and its lyrics is pregnant with poignant themes of loss and deflation of mind. But as with every Cut City record there's the polarity of words and music; if things look bleak there's always something to counter that notion. ”Where's The Harm In Dreams Disarmed” may lyrically be dressed in a bleak and ominous costume but the musical backdrop is a mesmerizing and dreamy collage of sounds and thrusting beats. The anthemic opening track ”Void” sets the tone and paves the way for the wall-of-sound of ”A Modest Recovery”, which in turn leaves the field wide open for emotions to run wild. Then, of course, there's the ninth and last track, an 11-minute trilogy of love lost and drowned, which gives the word epic a whole new meaning.

    ”Where's The Harm In Dreams Disarmed” hit the digital record shelves in August last year and the immediate response was that of its stunning beauty. We knew that Cut City could write songs but an album like this is just one in a million.

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1.
05:10
And our ghosts they won't outrun our bullets And our ghosts they will howl And our ghosts they won't outrun our bullets Because steady hands they won't fail Soon dead eyes will roll Takes its toll for another round You never learn you never learn you never learn Are you surprised you got burned? It's my life
2.
You're nothing short of amazing I might choke but I'm still be gazing From the rooftops witnessing squares running in circles For you I'd sanction murder To ease a tedious burden The scum and regular people would say it's deceitful With death I will entertain you With smoke from barrels spare few Pile bodies to a pillar of grandeur that mirrors your beauty And on someone elses behalf I'd crack a joke so you can laugh It's a bleak affaire but it's fairly done The shots I called the laws I shunned You're the perfection that requires night rites A carcrash redeemed so I just smile To be perfectly perfectly honest wouldn't you too And on someone elses behalf I'd crack a joke so you can laugh It's a bleak affaire but it's fairly done The shots I called the laws I shunned It just doesn't get any better So there's a want of A modest recovery And all I give you Is a sudden relief From famous thieves And what they stole
3.
For so long For so long Empty chairs and (where's) the enemy We picture the picture differently Vacant eyes stare endlessly Got no blood on my hands But a minute to spare For too long For too long Different knives in the very same wound Sum of thoughts of how it should be Accompanied by someone to leave A lot of blood on my hands And a minute's despair Greetings from the darkness No pity shown We wade in pools of blood that we call our home Pleased to meet me I'm leaving Death comes ripping No pity shown It's all so disgusting but I know my home Pleased to meet me It's deceiving And it feels so real And it feels surreal And it feels so real And it feels surreal And it feels so real And it feels surreal And it feels so real
4.
Think my heart would change its way? Suddenly I run away? I know more than mirrors say I would never run away Never run away Golden heart's till the pearly gates Baby forever now can I wait I know more than mirrors say I would never run away
5.
FUTURE TEAR TODAY Now the curtains pulled and the chairs are on the floor Let's narrow it down to a drunken brawl Is there anything you'd like to say That you didn't yesterday These are the remains of a conversation run dry With the token face of a child you act surprised How can language fail you so with the history that you tow You were a drunken punchline that betrayed you that night With a speech that rivaled something out of the third reich But is it really that hard to sit Straight up and admit But now you're putting money where you're mouth shouldn't be Seeing things that you definitely shouldn't be seeing And that's alright when your numbers up And it's alright when your loss their trust And it's alright to be wasting time Because it's not a crime There's an end to be seen if you give in and fail Doesn't matter a bit if your life really derails But don't burn the world word by word Coz this hour's the last to be heard
6.
04:19
First faint hum Then along came war drums Knowing well my ears Soon the songs became White noise from the leftfield Guided by my eyes from safer grounds Rush no rush A broken monologue Severed from my ashes Lying on the ground Dirty sleeves The catalyst of a smug smile Known by heart To deceive Slower minds Prepared for the let-down No genius is present No genius ever cared enough The weight we share The wait and we dare
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8.
Perversely, all four on the floor Low by new standards Low coz I can stand it Honestly dreams disarm me Drunk by new standards Drunk coz I can't stand myself Panic makes for a good conversation Panic my only friend Willingly, hands tied to tired eyes Fucked coz I deserve it Fucked coz I earned it So count me in So count me out
9.
Friend or foe Or just forgotten Never clearer And I still don't understand I run afraid Can't numb the pain When in doubt or just distracted Never clearer And still don't understand The way we speak of unspoken words And the sides of you that we set aside Watch me with a wry smile Flog those pretty horses Man that mars Simple harm It's crystal clear And through time we befriend our fears So realise We're bleeding dry All of my dreams And don't you know There's something here We could not fix

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released June 6, 2011

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