Empty Lullabies

by No Hype

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about

walking around different areas of the world, you see, you absorb, you think, you acknowledge and then you realize a few things; and you eventually write about those things. the idea of ‘empty lullabies’ came from my own life experiences.
these songs are all about old memories and forgotten photographs…

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released October 26, 2009

all songs written & perfomed by alan aerts

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No Hype Dublin, Ireland

walking around different areas of the world, you see, you absorb, you think, you acknowledge and then you realize a few things; and you eventually write about those things. the idea of ‘empty lullabies’ came from my own life experiences.
these songs are all about old memories and forgotten photographs…
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Track Name: Signs
painted pictures, photographs, now fill these empty walls
an image of a fading past reminds me of it all
all these words i’ve left behind now seem to fall apart
and never once had i mistaken life for tales of broken hearts

as time drifts away
i turn another page

moving pictures, black and white, all lined up one by one
mirrors all around me now define what i’ve become
blowing winds remove the stains of lies that once belonged
i find i’ve only just myself to blame for all those things gone wrong

the signs above my door
turn the page once more

i crawl above my empty spaces and climb up on my shore
to hear the ocean heed the signs as it cries aloud once more
can i reach the rainbow’s end or can i touch the sun?
rain keeps crawling down beneath my skin, wash away the things i’ve done

fear makes me run
from all the signs to come
as the words fall on the floor
i don’t need time anymore
Track Name: Open Road
living inside and i’m wondering why my life begins today
always on time but it’s never around when my world begins to fade
i’m on that open road – and left to find a way

whenever i die and begin my slide i’ll remember where i stayed
and never once hide that my life was tired when i was meant to turn away
i’m still on that lonely road – i found along the way

long time – nothing’s changing
lifelines always bring me back again
(i wish i’d stayed)
to the world i left behind

forcing my eyes open wide i begin to look around
there’s something inside i can never provide even after all i’ve found
i’ll take that lonesome road – and take it all away

it’s something i’ve tried but i’ve never denied – never tried to hide away
alone on this ride i will take it aside on this long and dark highway
i’m lost on this empty trail – alone in disarray

long line – endless changes
sometimes it carries me back again
(i wish i’d stayed)
to a life i left behind

hard climb – i’m rearranging
a lifetime of never-ending lies
(i’ll turn back again)
i’ll find my way back home

there’s a sign up ahead that tells me i’m wrong
with it another chance to hold on
can it be there to push me along?
i wish that i could find another life alone
and drive it all away

why don’t i finally pack it in now
and take all the things bringing me down
nothing i have can turn this around
at times i wish that i could live my life alone
i’d drive it all away
Track Name: Raining Down
no more crying i’m left to go alone
i’m far away from all the simple things i’ll ever know
all i’ve longed for has vanished once again
now i’m trapped here for eternity to face another pain

all these signs have left me on my own
miles away from everything i used to call my home
worn-out time now hides another day
i’m tired and i’m looking back while things all fade away

no more aching i’m left to cry alone
in a world so foul it takes away all the things i’ve never owned
now i’m fading slowly out of mind
a long abandoned memory erased and left behind

time will tell and i’ll try to understand
the reasons why i never had my chance to be a man
burned out words of songs i’ll never hear
have left this child alone to face his greatest fear
Track Name: Only Time
trouble seems to light up all my years
loneliness surrounds me now – i can’t escape the lies that lead my way
their sounds are all i hear – signs before me sadly lead to nowhere now
i cannot find the time…

and though i saw the signs i wish i’d found the time
i slowly lost my mind – besides, she never once let on
and though i’ve always tried to push that dream aside
it’s never hurt my pride – besides, i’ve learned to carry on

i’m waiting for my life to be redeemed
what little time i have for now – it bows at fate and spits at those who stray
tell me what life means – and help me find the last surprise that’s near the end
i’ll push it off the line…

and though i saw the signs i wish i’d found the time
i slowly lost my mind – besides, she never once let on
and though i’ve always tried to push that dream aside
it’s never hurt my pride – besides, i’ve learned to carry on
Track Name: Another Day
seems like we never seem to win
we search for all the answers and deny them all
time and time again

and i scream out, but no-one hears
as though i’m standing in the cold and rain and left to live my lifetime all alone

the world is a game – rules changing day by day
there must be something out there to avoid it all
and pass my time away

and i scream out – still no-one hears
it’s like i’m wandering out beneath the clouds and avoiding all the things i’ve left behind

won’t you help me run away
won’t you help me run away
won’t you help me run away
to another time, another day…
Track Name: Winter's Mourn
shadows around me pushing me away
there’s a light in the distance pleading me to stay
not much around here, there’s nothing left for me
so i’ll follow the road that heads towards my home
what’s waiting there for me?…

i feel so alone and scared; it’s something i can’t hide
but still i search for an answer to help me to decide
should i go on here or should i run away?
just as soon as i find my past, i’ll go on home
that time will come someday…

a change in the season, the nights are cold and gray
as hard as the wind blows, it helps me find my way
another tomorrow is yet another yesterday
i just wish i could find a way to turn back time
and bring it all back again…
Track Name: A Distant Past
(instrumental)
Track Name: Minor Fall
long have i known which way to turn
but it feels as though my world’s torn apart
i’ve stood between the things i’ve left to learn
now i’m lying here alone in the dark – and it feels like home…

can’t you see i’m crawling on my own?
nothing feels like anything i’ve known

time’s gone, my years have turned away
to remain beside the things that don’t belong
i’ve lost all the words i had to say
now i wander past the lives that have all gone – should i leave them alone…?

can’t you see i’m crawling on my own?
nothing feels like anything i’ve known
Track Name: Goodbye
are you dreaming i feel you breathing
it’s so deceiving yet so healing…

now you’re sleeping you’re so revealing
it's you i'm needing but now you're leaving

i’ll wait for you
i’ll wait for you
i’ll wait for you…
Track Name: All Alone
i stare out at the empty fields
a silent place to hide
reminds me of the way i feel
when it’s cold outside

and as the evening brings the rain
i don’t feel so alone
and with the darkness comes the grain
for this life i’ve sown

and in this lonely world we find
it must be raining (again)
then all the troubles in our minds
leave us all alone
Track Name: Escape
(instrumental)
Track Name: Sunlight
there’s something about the sunlight when your smiling
there’s something about the warmth within your smile
cause nothing in this world seems more inviting
it makes our time together more worthwhile

and when the sunlight hits your eyes
nothing matters it makes the darkness go away
long nights have made me realize
that i’ve gotta hold on so you won’t fade away

when morning comes you’re lying here beside me
another day that keeps you by my side
i hope that when we’re older we’ll remember
the fears we had and all those times we tried

and when the sunlight hits your eyes
nothing matters it makes the darkness go away
long nights have made me realize
that i’ve gotta hold on so you won’t fade away
Track Name: This Road Of Mine
i need some time to get to where i wanna be
this road of mine just ain’t the same as how it used to be

i need to get there – i’ve got to find my destiny
i’m getting nowhere - this world belongs to all the things i see

oh i want to be – i want to be free

another time, another face to call my own
this life of mine is all i have left to deny alone

oh i want to be – i want to be free
how i long to be, i want to be me