We Are Not An Island

by Vib Gyor

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Laxxor A great album from a band that has since moved on - a loss for us. More mainstream than other offerings in my collection, but that goes as testament to its quality. Also, check out thier new incarnation! Favorite track: Rhombus Suit.
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'This is colossal, a ridiculously strong offering from Vib Gyor'
Sic Magazine - June 2009

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After some preliminary sessions at the infamous Rockfield studios with Ken Thomas (Hope of the States, Sigur Ros,) the band were keen to imprint their own distinct sound to the recordings, and regrouped at their studio in Yorkshire to record and produce the album with band member Zane Keenan at the helm.

Having secured 'single of the week' with iTunes for their track Fallen, the band did a West Coast tour of the USA to coincide with the release and their album went onto reach number 38 in the iTunes top 100 albums in the USA

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released July 25, 2009

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Track Name: Scanners
Stay down until they count to ten.
It’s easier to pretend they’ve got you.
It’s still dark, outside they’re waking up.
But I’m not hanging around to clear this up.

Now you’re out on your own the damage is done, the tables are turned.
I was caught in a web of the lies that you spun.
And there’s nowhere to hide and there’s nowhere to turn.

And you lie, for you’re always playing a part.
Like the butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth.
And I hope when everyone’s forgot.
That the world will open up and swallow you whole.

Now is that all your worth the damage is done, the tables have turned
I was caught in a web of the lies that you spun
And there’s nowhere to hide and there’s nowhere to turn
Track Name: Red Lights
Called out loud, black smoke poured out.
Cars slow down, red lights no sound.
Crawl your way out of here, I’m watching over you.

Should have slowed, Cause I’m hit, It’s my fault.
The fog came out of nowhere, I never saw it coming.

If you’d only hold on, there no way I’m letting go, you can start again.
If you’d only hold on, there no way I’m letting go. Won’t go through it again.

Your cold but so am I you can’t give up your still alive
And now your all that I’ve got, just stay calm it won’t be long

If you’d only hold on, there no way I’m letting go, you can start again
If you’d only hold on, there no way I’m letting go. Won’t go through it again

Do you think about me now?
Track Name: Tiny Daggers
I tried to catch my breath; I’m tired of walking backwards, following nothing.
I was overworked and I was underwhelmed I had no way of knowing.
Which side are you on?

You tell me what I’m thinking; tell me how you’re sleeping?
All your tiny daggers, trying to cut my words.
I will stop at nothing, I will keep on running.
I won’t stop until you see what I am worth.

I saw all your doubt, & that’s how I worked out you’re already numb.
You thought I wouldn’t notice, but don’t push me too far.
I won’t look any further now,
And which side are you on?

When all is stacked against you, there’s nothing to hold on to
All your tiny daggers, they just made me worse
Now I answer to no one, won’t end up how you’ve become.
I won’t stop until you see what I am worth.
Track Name: Church Bell
Spare me for what I’ve done; my halo fools no-one.
Work hard and pray for something, your face brought you nothing,
Thy will be dumb.

Why think your life’s a chore, you couldn’t make it up
Now I just don’t know whats right anymore

So hold on and pray for something, your faith has taught you nothing
I doubt that he’ll answer

I can’t overcome your doubt, I’m still without
If only you’d open up, would that ever be enough

It’s all false. It’s all forced, and it’s your fault
The church veil - what a perfect disguise, absolved from your sins and your lies

He might even answer …..
Track Name: Ghosts
I once wore your crown of thorns.
It wound me up so tight, I just couldn’t breath.
As I lay silent through all those endless fights.
I came to realise this just wasn’t me.

Now I’ve had enough of that. now I’m not coming back.
Your dead like a ghost now, and I’ve passed you by.

Don’t confess, they’ll try to catch you out and get inside your mind.
So you just can’t catch up.
I’ve both sides in the crossfire a thousand times
You’ll never get out alive if you sit and wait.

And if you keep on trying to run then your time will surely come.
You want this so much but you keep getting burnt.
So sit down and shut up and nobody get hurt.
You never listened …you never learn.

‘The sweetest things soon all turn sour.’
Track Name: Fallen
It always feels the same, another day rolls into the next.
There’s an apathy that I can’t explain.

It’s about time we slowed down, we’re lost inside ourselves.
It’s about time we grew up, and don’t put the blame on yourself.

When your hope is gone and you can’t find anyway out.
And you feel you’ve lost it all, the same fear the same self doubt.
I won’t fold this time, I’m not going anywhere.
I’ll be right here by your side, so stop me if you even care.

You’ll always prove your point, and put down what I’m trying to say.
And you can’t ever seem to explain.

It’s about time we slowed down, and don’t take the blame on yourself.

When your hope is gone and you can’t find anyway out.
And you feel we’ve lost it all, the same fear the same self doubt.
I won’t fold this time, I’m not going anywhere.
I’ll be right here by your side, so stop me if you even care.
Track Name: UItimatum
I’ve seen lives get ripped apart; I’ve witnessed all the sorrow
You’re nothing but an empty shell with no fool left to follow

Was I in the way? Now face up to your regrets…you’ve the same faults as all the rest

What’s the point in hanging on? Why the need for lying?
You’ll always use the same excuse…and I guess you’ll stop trying

Did you want me to fall to help you protect yourself .its the same rules as all the rest and I hope you rot. Could have had it all, if you slow down you’d spare yourself, but you’ll suffer like all rest. I bet you just couldn’t stop. You’ve always rejected help.

Was I in the way? to help you protect yourself it’s the same pain I’ve always felt, I hope you rot in hell & I ‘d come when nobody was around all you did then was put me down. You just could stop…it’s the same lies you told yourself
Track Name: Rhombus Suit
Chill out, slow yourself down - turn you life around.
A round hole or a square peg, turn down the noise in your head

Who controls you now as you hit the ground?
A round hole for a square peg, turn down the noise in your head

Its all in your head………
Track Name: Take Cover
Take Cover, our lights fading,
Lost forever thought I could save you.

Take Cover, our life’s changing,
Locked together thought I could save you.

I’m still coming down, I’ll fight somehow
Tell me honestly and I’ll try for the last time.
Track Name: Long Way Down
Somebody sold us out and it’s a long way down.
And each time I found its hopeless now.
And each promise broken what went wrong.
It’s a long way, a long way down, so do what you’ve always done.

And I’ll wait.

Is this what you wanted, you lost me a long time ago.
You said that I’m worthless, well I’m worth this I know.
And are they laughing at me? I’m always outdone.
Are they laughing at me, was this all my fault?

So lower your guard …don’t worry cause your time ain’t running out.


……….We won!