Hello All Stations, This Is Zero

by Sebastopol

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"Fascinating debut from new generation version of The Police."
(4.5 stars out of 5)
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"Will be cited by singers and songwriters for years to come."
GREEN MAN MUSIC

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released September 3, 2012

Engineered by Benjamin James. Produced by Sebastopol. Mixed by Mick Glossop. Mastered by Denis Blackham.

Logo and design by Richard Chitty. Digital photo cleaning and editing by Ray Franklin and Sebastopol. Cover image depicts Alan Turing at the birth of computing. Reproduced with the kind permission of the University of Manchester, School of Computer Science.

All songs written by Sebastopol (c) (p) Bone Queen Music 2012.
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Sparse, dynamic and atmospheric London "austerity rock" three piece. Resisting unnecessary ornamentation since mid 2011.

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Track Name: Send The Boats
The Captain says "We've got 10 minutes
Before she's under and we're fish food!"
'Cause it's 2:20, I swear I didn't see it
It was on my watch and I'm going down...

Send the boats
Send the helicopters
Just find me before I'm gone
Send the boats
Send the planes
Just find me, I'm going down again

I'm flying over mountains
I'm crossing deep, deep ravines
But I'm not falling, I'm floating
Into your life and out again

Send the boats
Send the helicopters
Just find me before I'm gone
Send the boats
Send the planes
Just find me, I'm going down again

The only light in my life now is phosphorescence
I'm a birdman, no I'm Neptune
I wear a morning suit of kelp
I am Davy, call me Davy...
Track Name: Something's Gotta Give
Here we go making our home
Looks alright but something’s wrong
The walls are bowing inward
Steam floats through the air
Here we go speaking our mind
Voices sweet, faces kind
But I can smell sulphur
Every time you whisper in my ear

Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give
Who’s gonna jump first?
Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give

Look at us wasting our time
Waiting for our ships to come in
There’s blood in the water
And the sharks are circling
I could tell you that our love will beat all
Tell you we’re still standing tall
But my heart is exploding
With the pain of trying not to fall

Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give
Who’s gonna snap first?
Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give
Somethings gotta give

All the things you are
Are things you did
An animal that kills to be kind
And the shadows
Are on the prowl again
The sad things howl outside our home again...
Track Name: Winter Song
Every rainbow pot of gold
Don't stop you getting old
Lift the lid on my life:
Payment overdue
This garden's made for playing in
But snakes inside the darkened shed
Mother's voice in heavy mode:
"Keep it clean or lose your head"

Winter song
Keep spinning on and on
Last night I held your hand
As the shakes began, oh
Winter song
Keep spinning on and on
Footprints in the sand
Ripples on the pond
You don't get long…

I can't believe you laughed at it
It came to get you late last night
You stink of it, you smell of it
Look it left a nasty bite
It grows inside you doesn't it?
Tell me what it feels like?
Can you put your finger on the feeling?

Winter song
Keep spinning on and on
Last night I held your hand
As the tears began, oh
Winter song
Keep singing while you can
Footprints in the sand
Ripples on the pond
You don't get long…
Track Name: Suffer Fools
You've broken down again
Hit me with your fist
Drunk and emotional
With a bitter twist
Lurking in your head
Is a fantasist
Speaking in tongues
Spiking your tongue
Till it is poisonous

I suffer fools..
I suffer fools...
I suffer fools like you

Here comes the moon again
Swollen like the fear
Creeping at night
Swallowing light
Until I disappear
You've broken down again
Stabbed me with your pen
It's coming down
Crashing around
Our little home

You suffer fools…
You suffer fools…
You suffer fools like me

Our hearts-a-beating but
Wow and flutter and phase
Will spell the end of these glory days
The dust will gather on our infant cheeks
Till the universe grinds its gears
And carries on without us

You've broken down again
Stabbed me with your pen
It’s coming down
Crashing around
Our ears

I suffer fools
You suffer fools
We are the fools right here
Track Name: The Bats
Taking to the air
I’m weighted down by gold
I fall, fall, fall

Alarm bells fill my ears
As the love I took from you
Grows cold, cold, cold

Hello, you look so small
I'm okay in the dark
But tell me that was you and not
The bats, the bats, the bats

The silver map of you
Will keep me safe from harm
From the bats, the bats, the bats

Water fills my chest
And my bones they turn to lead
I sink, sink, sink

A subterranean nest
Of semi-detachedness
I'm home, home, home

Hello, you look so small
I'm okay in the dark
But tell me that was you and not
The bats, the bats, the bats

The silver map of you
Will keep me safe from harm
From the bats, the bats, the bats
Track Name: All Eyes
The Zeppelins have crashed
The fields of corn are burnt
The tears have dried but we can’t feel our hands
The love I feel for you
Is bitter like the wind
That whips the land and scatters everything

All eyes
All eyes
All eyes
Turn to you

Motels and bars
Fill with empty cars
Our cigarettes they glow like targets
I miss your hands
And your skirt of teeth
When they bring me home
Bury me deep

All eyes
All eyes
All eyes
Turn to you

And the band stopped
And the band stopped playing
The band stopped playing our song

I've got a big surprise
I've got a big surprise
I've got a big surprise
Now close your eyes

All eyes
All eyes
All eyes
Turn to you

They turn to you...
Track Name: The Hateful Mob
D16-Gate for “Port of Spain”
We’ve met before
When the seas teemed
With Plesiosaur
We kissed as the asteroid
Snuffed out our idiot lives
You didn’t have brown eyes then…
But neither did I

I love you now
As I loved you then
Your ever faithful Promethean
I’m always yours
I'll roll that boulder up the hill
Then let it crush me
Going round
I'll always be your in-between
Not up nor down

Do you remember me?
I gave my life to save you from the mob
Bent on your destruction
The hateful mob

Our DNA bound and entwined
On a beach that was once here in time
But that beach is now a diner on the I-95

I gave my life to save you from the mob
Bent on our destruction
The hateful mob
Do you remember me?
I gave my life to save you from the mob
Bent on your destruction
The hateful mob

I gave my life to save you from the mob...
Track Name: Strangest Things
Road without an end
Filling up with cars
Night without a friend
Jammed full of dreams
Our hearts they beat as one
Too afraid to flam
What is coming next is so unexpected

Sometimes you say the strangest things, my love
Sometimes you say the strangest things, my love
Sometimes you say the strangest things, my love
Sometimes it all comes out all wrong

Iron in the mouth
Silk across the throat
Every little death you had was the end
But now we sleep as one
Waiting for the light
Drying in the stillness
Of the long dark night

Sometimes you say the strangest things, my love
Sometimes you say the strangest things, my love
Sometimes you say the strangest things, my love
Sometimes it all comes out all wrong

Sometimes I think you want to hear me say:
"I’m going, good luck, be safe my girl..."
Track Name: Lucky Side Down
One step closer
So close now
To being worm food
The path I travel
Is so narrow
There's only room for one
I'm lost here
So lonely
I can't stop reaching for your
Cold shoulder
It's like stone now
Please help this poor boy

Air escaping
By scraping
The chips are falling lucky side down
Lucky side down
For no-one
No substance
I'm simply falling lucky side down
Lucky side down

I remember the feeling
When I stayed round yours
Heart in my mouth
No room for your tongue and mine
I'm lost here
So lonely
I can't stop reaching for your
Cold shoulder
It's like stone now
Please help this poor boy

Let's go back to
That Eden
Stop the dice falling lucky side down
Lucky side down
I'm calling
I'm begging
Save me before I let the lovely side
Lovely side down

In my dreams we're together
Like before, feels like forever
In my head this is the future
Like before it stinks of failure
Track Name: Take Me Home
I can feel the wind turn cold
The sky’s gone dark
The moon is tumbling down
Towards the sea
The horizon rises and falls
On a wave of fire
Stars and gases and dust
Wash over me

Could somebody take me home
I think I’ve lost my way
Been walking in the dark too long
Could somebody take me home
I miss my Ma and Pa
I think I’ve lost my way
Somebody take me
Somebody take me home

I’ve got an uneasy feeling
That the sun’s gone out
It makes me feel so sad
Makes me scream and shout
The last time you looked
Was it still up in the sky?
Or was it flickering off and on and off and on?

Somebody take me home
I think I’ve lost my way
I’ve been walking in the dark too long
Could somebody take me home
I miss my Ma and Pa
I think I’ve lost my way
Somebody take me
Somebody take me home...