Postcards in Real Time

by Unquiet Nights

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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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Unquiet Nights Belfast, UK

Unquiet Nights is the pseudonym, and the band of Northern Irish songwriter Luke Mathers. Formed in Belfast in 2010, the debut release was "21st Century Redemption Songs".

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Track Name: Greatest Revival
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
Track Name: Destiny Does The Splitstep
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
Track Name: More Than These Eyes
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
Track Name: Something To Begin
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
Track Name: Love Leave Your Mark on Me
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
Track Name: George Best City
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
Track Name: Constellations of She
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
Track Name: Jefferson Was Right
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
Track Name: Someone Gotta Hold
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
Track Name: Age of No Innocence
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
Track Name: Don't Wanna Kill For Religion
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.