VERXES

by CURXES

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An antithesis to insincere pop music, hailing from a midpoint between Portsmouth and Brighton.

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released May 4, 2015

Recorded by Rob Quickenden and Curxes at Ford Lane Studio. Mastered by Mazen Murad at Metropolis.

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CURXES Ryde, UK

Electronic musician residing in Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK who writes and performs bleak and oblique choral post-pop songs. ‘Gilded Cage’ is set for release in 2017. Keep up to date via the website or you can also subscribe.

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Track Name: HAUNTED GOLD
A murderous fear that I own
is a thorn in your voice and your tone
A banner for your kills and craft
A banner for your kills and craft
Is all that I give and I ask

I want it, the shock of your haunted gold
Leaving me wanting, show me your haunted gold
I want it, the shock of your haunted gold
Leaving me wanting, show me your haunted gold

A murderous fear without cause
Is a hell over substance, a war
A thorn in your voice and your tone
Condemn my fangs becoming throne
The rites of power to our homes

I want it, the shock of your haunted gold
Leaving me wanting, show me your haunted gold
I want it, the shock of your haunted gold
Leaving me wanting, show me your haunted gold
Track Name: AVANT-GUARDED
Sound and vision is a privilege
Trade your faces, alter the images
I want to keep it in tradition
But often struggle to be so original

I was a regal child
But not enough to make the news
A self-importance born
From some elaborate ruse

Sound and vision is a privilege
Trade your faces, alter the images
(Alter the images, just alter the images)
I want to keep it in tradition
But often struggle to be so original
(Alter the images, just alter the images)
Do we try? Do they try? Too hard.

Twenty-six calendar movements
Into the blank position
Oh to be "avant-guarded"
With glorious indifference

If sound and vision is a privilege
All your truths are better inhibited
(Alter the images, just alter the images)
I want to keep it in in tradition
But authenticity is primitive
(Alter the images, just alter the images)
Do we try? Do they try? Too hard.
Yeah you try, yeah you try, too hard.
Track Name: WHAT YOU WANT [ALBUM VERSION]
Stand in the line
Pass the time
Maybe another ten years
Hold up your fears, just to be redefined

Stand in the line
Older and destitute
Nobody smiles
When you're of "ill repute"
Hold up your "Gods"
Ignorant in your youth

You'll always get what you want
And just what you ask for
Because you ask for nothing more

You'll always get what you want
And just what you ask for
Because you ask for nothing more

You'll always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?
Always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?

Always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?
Always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?

Uncertain charm, horrendous anecdotes
Digital bones, powered by mesmerists
Who are we but wasted lives, wasted votes?
Nostalgic for dead guy revivalists
Say it best with borrowed flowers or fists
Keep all the change
Oh, ignorance is bliss

So go and get what you want
Yeah, go and get what you want

You'll always get what you want
And just what you ask for
Because you ask for nothing more

You'll always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?
Always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?

(What you want, what you ask for) x3

You'll always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?
Always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?

Always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?
Always get what you want
And just what you ask for
But what's it worth?
Track Name: FURTHER STILL
Be an observer
Float on the water
Yes, I really could
Sleep through the changes
Bypass all stages
Yes, I really could

You hurt me further still
You hurt me further still, love

Shroud things in mystery
Hope that you miss me
Yes, I really could
Pause down the phone line
Think in my own time
Yes, I really should

You hurt me further still
You hurt me further still, love

Be an observer
Float on the water
Yes, I really could
Track Name: GHOSTS
Bones in disguise
Make windows
For our hopes
Wrists fly flags
Make masts for our hopes
Make masts for our hopes

Make masts for our hopes
We have loaned to ghosts

Hope stuck in my throat
With your heart
Louder with the years
We have loaned to ghosts
We have loaned to ghosts

Make masts for our hopes
We have loaned to ghosts

Oh, break our wicked hearts
Make masts for our hopes
And break their wicked hearts
Make masts for our hopes
We have loaned to ghosts
Track Name: NOISE POLLUTION
Out with the old
In with the most
Everyone near
Nobody close
Do you wish for
Something that's worth
Getting up for
A life deserved

Even if you're disillusioned
Only really "noise pollution"
Get by!

Therefore it's no
(Get by)
Massive surprise
(Get by)
That we remain
(Get by)
Internalised
Track Name: SPECTRE
The church had vanished, salvaging treasured songs
As a witness to lost prayers from the frail frame I'd born
The town was a victim of its own insides
From wretched lashes, stealth parades
From skulls and ashes she had made

The demolition, the curse
Of our advances
Our dead are dancers
The definition, the curse
She is a spectre and those who love her know

A sharp indentation of burial on a stage
Our deafening loss, our swift outrage
Oh the blunt mouth of the spectacle left the unwanted songs of dwellers
From the piers, the missing boy
Who gave more than I could employ...

The demolition, the curse
Of our advances
Our dead are dancers
The definition, the curse
She is a spectre and those who love her know
Track Name: RUN FROM THE FUNERAL
Is courtesy extinct?
'Cause no-one gives a fuck
We work too hard to think
Why the money runs amok

We just run from the funeral cavalcade
Run for your life, hope and pray
That they never deceive you
Ever catch you up

And suddenly they're "Gods"
When suddenly they're gone
Only really sad
Because they got to be someone

And all my heroes are unsung

From the funeral cavalcade
Run for your life, hope and pray
That they never defeat you
Ever catch you up
(Up)
Just run
From the funeral cavalcade
Run for your life, hope and pray
That they never defeat you
Ever catch you up
(Up)

[SAMPLES]

Hope they never catch you up
Hope they never do (x4)

Hope they never catch you up

Run from the funeral cavalcade
Run for your life, hope and pray
That they never deceive you
Ever catch you up

No, I don't really care
If they say that sound is dead
Why would you want to dance?
When you could just stand there instead?
Oh, what was was it you *should* have said?

In the funeral cavalcade
Run for your life, hope and pray
That they never defeat you
Ever catch you up
(Up)
Run
From the funeral cavalcade
Run for your life, hope and pray
'Cause they'll always forget you
When you're nothing much
(Up)

Run.
Track Name: ANIMAL
Who d'you think it is?
Run scared
Left it too late to stay there

Hide inside your hole
Prepare
Fur will fucking fly everywhere

Oh, you
Push and pull
Oh, you
Animal

Do you want to be a pet?
You could get domesticated
Hide your tail between your legs
You'll never be a serious threat

Oh, you
Push and pull
All new
Animal

It's good to be with a real animal
Who can deal with it when
My poor heart is full
Oh, proving you're not a real "man" at all
No, I don't want to be a caged animal
'Cause
Oh, you
Push and pull
All new
Animal
Track Name: VALKYRIE
I've never been patient
Subtle, or vacant
When thinking of ways that could persuade
The one from the home lands
The safest of all hands
That there is a name that should have stayed

Standing in front of
Irrational reasons
Do you just treat them
The same, the same, the same, the same, oh?
I am the creature
Of fauna and feature
Waiting to teach you
A different game

For all reasons, falter, breath then
Come through
Any piece of leisurely mind
Find its presence, find...
Trying to be everything but anything of mine
Any piece of leisurely mind
Find its pleasures, find!

Standing in front of
Any real reason
Do you just bleed them
The same, the same, the same, the same, oh?
I am a creature
Of fauna and feature
Waiting to teach you
A different game

For all reasons, falter, breath then
Come through
Any piece of leisurely mind
Find its presence, find...
Trying to be everything but anything of mine
Any piece of leisurely mind
Find its pleasures, find!
Track Name: PURE TO LAST
Gather up the sentiments
They are your firewood
And strip them of their relevance
There is no greater good
That's worth the risk
On Earth, that is
So pure to last
So pure to last

Oh, consumate confessional
In towers of what you feel
I've boarded all the windows up
With glittering ideals
Such perfect views
Such perfect views
But it's not enough
Enough for you

Go squander petty victories
With eager legionnaires
And drown your little histories
In your sorrow and theirs
Not worth the risk
On Earth, it is
Not build to last
Not pure to last
So pure to last