Postcards in Real Time

by Unquiet Nights

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I heard sainted tongues make a prediction That something great was gonna fall Gravity meant to sink everything to the bottom While they sit in judgement up above it all I was thinking of you on that red eye And all of the miles that we got between You told me I should sit right down by the river Watch them floating by in front of me I heard poison, I heard poison But the taste of their defeat don't sit on my tongue Greatest Revival, Greatest Revival Song 'Cause they were wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong I remember everything in the old town There was only static right round the dial All of the cars as they pass by the window Out in the street where we'd walk for miles Got some feelings you wear like a tattoo Carved out of victory and defeat Got a certain instinct for survival And memories that sit kind of bittersweet I heard poison, I heard poison But the taste of their defeat don't sit on my tongue Greatest Revival, Greatest Revival Song 'Cause they were wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong
2.
Who wants to be reminded of every single word Of every single promise you been made Broken up so many times, you have no sense of worth Every story tired. Never been the one, to tell you all those lies Please don't turn me down Never been the one, but you can put it right Destiny is calling you tonight Destiny is calling you tonight Who wants to be reminded of every single lie Of every single liar on speed dial Only when I see you do I notice any change But those things don't seem so distant to me now Never been the one, to tell you all those lies Please don't turn me down Never been the one, but you can put it right Destiny is calling you tonight Destiny is calling you tonight
3.
Whoever said you'd put a price on what you feel I used to run through graveyards of rust and steel Sun in my eyes and a cold wind to my back Alongside the docks in the mouth of the sand banks More than I ever thought these eyes could hope to see Cause I been thinking about you so constantly I've been waiting on my ice cold luck to turn And I ain't got no other bridges left to burn Sometimes I'd go to town and play some cards With guys who made their living dealing in cars And I was just a kid, as they could see It seems they might've underestimated me More than I ever thought these eyes could hope to see Cause I been thinking about you so constantly I've been waiting on my ice cold luck to turn And I ain't got no other bridges left to burn
4.
The cool of dark is rolling in The moonlight beating on your skin You say that we ain't got all that much But we got something to begin I been feeling lost for days And everything is still kind of strange But we got something, we got something to begin We got something, we got something to begin Guess the words upon my tongue As you turn your back against the sun I think I've seen this place before This emptiness can still be outrun I been feeling lost for days And everything’s still kind of strange But we got something, we got something to begin We got something, we got something to begin Maybe I just ain’t enough Had such a tough time growing up But you don't need to ask me twice Cause I feel pressured like a vice This is now and that was all back then See those rules begin to bend We got something, we got something to begin We got something, we got something to begin
5.
See me waiting by the exit sign I been waiting here for quite a time You're the one that I been thinking of You're the one to free me of myself Love leave your mark on me I been twisting, I been turning like the sea Love turn me on to something good I been cheated I been lied to I been screwed Love turn me on to something new Love turn me on to something new I made a simple promise to myself Late one night outside of some hotel Come September's cooling autumn breeze You'll be standing right in front of me Love leave your mark on me I been twisting, I been turning like the sea Love turn me on to something good I been cheated I been lied to I been screwed Love turn me on to something new Love turn me on to something new
6.
Sometimes strangers give the best advice And I'm just trying to make it through this life Every time I needed the money to run I always did what needed to be done Fifty-five minutes, and it's starting to click Just how my skin became so thick The bravest city in the world I hope she gets what she deserves But I'm just trying to make it through this life Flying in to George Best City tonight Sometimes a place can seem a little too small And you can read the writing on the wall But I can't deny what I came to know And everything about her just seems to glow Crossing the east bridge, I was caught in the breeze The leaves were brown and falling from the trees The bravest city in the world I hope she gets what she deserves But I'm just trying to make it through this life Flying in to George Best City tonight
7.
And so my longing has begun To mean anything to her under the sun I have got my lessons still to learn Blind to every other thing in the world I am getting deeper by degree In constellations of she Constellations of she Well now I got my reason to be No longer in existence aimlessly So the stars above me have aligned Suspended in the meaningless of time I am getting deeper by degree In constellations of she In constellations of she
8.
I can't get no sleep tonight I think Tom Jefferson was right 15 boxes by the gate, variable interest rate So find the keys to your brother's car How come no one's pleading guilty so far I can't get no sleep tonight I think Tom Jefferson was right 15 boxes by the gate, variable interest rate Seventeen jobs since 98 Long into the night for just an hourly rate Remember that time when we went out west And Vegas is a losing game you said We found a place to put our money down The bank said that our future would be sound But I can't get no sleep tonight I think Tom Jefferson was right 15 boxes say we're gone Don't know where we're gonna stay or for how long
9.
Some never ending trail, that I call my own Takes me through the places in this life where you will go It's another sunrise I'm driving through Along beside the cars as they are backed up out of view Nothing I could say, or nothing I could do Could change my mind, I'm burning up for you Someone gotta hold on me now, and I don't understand it I'm trying so hard just to figure it out but I don't Someone gotta hold on me I been turning my wheels in this one horse town There ain't enough of anything here to go around Finding myself on that southbound train Just to put some money in my pocket and feel again Nothing I could say, or nothing I could do Could change my mind, I'm burning up for you Someone gotta hold on me now, and I don't understand it I'm trying so hard just to figure it out but I don't Someone gotta hold on me
10.
The cold reminds me of a time When I was young and infantile Concrete dust was in the air And metal lying everywhere We stood and watched the main street fall Not 50 feet away from it all Innocence was fading fast Who would've thought that it could last Oh something's going wrong The age of innocence is gone Oh what are we gonna do The age of Innocence is through We spent the summer's in our room The ceasefire couldn't come too soon We couldn't get a taxi home Cause they wouldn't trust us on the phone That night I lay awake in bed With helicopters overhead The army would patrol the streets Government was obsolete Oh something's going wrong The age of innocence is gone Oh what are we gonna do? In March of 1992
11.
You'll know the meaning to be free On the bus to Great Victoria Street Going to the capital Like so many times before British Home Stores and then we'll go Home past the Disney store 'cause I really wanna go People screaming on the stairs We gotta move but we aint, going nowhere Don't wanna kill for religion Don't wanna be killed by religion No I don't wanna play that game Running down the fire escape In Belfast City You'll know the meaning to be free On the bus from Great Victoria Street Leaving from the capital Like nothing happened there at all But in the dull of evening time Grown men come on the television to lie Religious leaders taking sides Out on the street while people die Don't wanna kill for religion Don't wanna be killed by religion No I don't wanna play that game Running down the fire escape In Belfast City Don't wanna kill for religion Don't wanna be killed by religion No I don't wanna kill I love this city and I always, always will.

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"Postcards in Real Time" is the second album by Northern Irish band Unquiet Nights.

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released December 11, 2015

Produced by Luke Mathers.
Mixed & Mastered by Neal Calderwood.

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– Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1.

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