Long Division

from by Kobayashi

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    One of only a hundred Limited Edition CDs.

    Comes in a jewel case with double-sided, glossy, colour gatefold sleeve.

    Please note, delivery charge may not be applicable if members of the band are known to you personally or you live within the London Borough of Croydon, Sutton or Brighton.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Recorder via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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A twenty-four hour-a-day heart attack
A ninety-nine mile an hour collision
I feel the prickle and the crawl, it’s moving down my back
Under the weight of all the constant long division

Atop a pyramid that covers principalities
I see that history is due for some revision
Let’s smooth the edges of a jagged, cold reality
And be prepared to feel the glow of their derision

So what if we depend
On something other in the end?

A single moment stretched until the very world could crack
The breathless seconds of escaping from a dream
A projector that is infinitely looping back
The suffocation as our eyes behold the screen

These are the moments of the hours of the days and years
In which we live as we await emancipation
How could we know that when the anaesthetic stays our fears
Then life itself is cured with such an operation


from The Recorder, released December 1, 2014
Lyrics: Searles

Matt Searles: Lead vocals, synth
Alan Stead: Guitar
James Rampton: Bass
Mark Durham: Drums



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