The Hoax

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released April 27, 2018

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Track Name: Lost in Translation
A shocking transfer in Beijing and 26 hours later
were Turncoat standing there with open arms
they drove us through giant skyscrapers straight to the first show, we watched their set our minds collectively blown

So what if the vegan dish in an “indian” is really steak?
So what if you realize that the shrines are mostly fake?

CHORUS
I had never been so confused, those 10 days lost in translation
I went for a walk nothing to loose I found myself in a fireman’s station
but I promise we’ll be back next year not later
KANPAI!

Japanese Mascis welcomed us in a city that I don’t remember I turned my head for a moment and he had passed out
A guy from Kyoto came backstage and gave us an avocado then what he said it almost made us cry

So what if Fon had a shitty night on stage cause (of) the gear?
So what if we slept on a tatami soaking with beer?

CHORUS*

Kazu, quite frankly,
we’re tired and cranky
but we wanna explore
more record stores

CHORUS*

(A shocking transfer in Beijing and 26 hours later
they drove us through giant skyscrapers straight to the first show)
(Kanpai! Kanpai! Kanpai!..........)
Track Name: Science-Fiction
Delete your profile photograph
then you turn invisible
This year my phone went smart to dumb
now I don’t hear from no one anymore

Dating was tough but kind of fun when we were young,
tonight you’re only 3 matches away

CHORUS
The kids they do change
I’m not saying it’s their fault
A life in Hi-Def
Now science-fiction is not fiction at all
It really scares me
like a Black Mirror episode
Our lifes are up for sale
Now science-fiction is really not fiction at all

And as I ride my bike through town
CCTV is filming me
I know I ain’t no movie star
but there is no privacy anymore

My mom she didn’t have a clue when we were young,
tonight you can’t be late back home

CHORUS*

We spent our time in the arcade,
our second home back in sixth grade,
playing Tetris, Double Dragon
but Street Fighter was our favourite one
We spent our time in the arcade,
when I feel down I miss those games
Golden Axe, Pang, Bubble Bobble
but Street Fighter was our favourite one
Track Name: Interrupted Girl
2005 hearing voices that screamed: “kid you’re looking depressed”, this one’s not about me.
It’s about a girl on the coast at the age of sixteen, feeling shameful and somewhat confused:
One night after a party waiting for a cab, 3 girls pulled up next to me I thought it was rad, I was supposed to get home later I don’t know how but we drove off nothing to lose

Yesterday’s fear has passed
today’s here,
now I see no gender
only joy

After that morning the days passed quite slow
I was hanging up posters for a shitty show
On the street where she worked and I hung out in hope of seeing her sometime soon
I had some doubts about telling my Mum and I found myself hiding it from my closest ones
Even when they found out I didn’t kiss her when about
I was just interrupting myself


Yesterday’s fear has passed
today’s here,
now I see no gender
only love

Years tumble down now I shout it out loud
There’s just one flag of which I’m proud
They fill their mouths with “normality”, but I’m not sure of what that really means
Years tumble down now I shout it out loud

2018, I still don’t get why you can still be judged on who you wanna fuck

Yesterday’s fear has passed
today’s here,
now I see no gender
only joy
now I see no gender
only love
Track Name: Screaming in Harmony
One night to break the rules, a new year to play the fools
let's dance through dawn in the middle of nowhere.
My mate Hans doesn't drink, he never slept a wink,
downstairs the speakers were screaming in harmony

Shake up everyone else 'cause we're on fire
and if he tried James couldn't get no higher
This may have no end, we really should go now

Let's go and cut some tunes, where we can see the moon
We'll roast up peppers and weird kind of onions

Shake up everyone else 'cause we're on fire
and if he tried Santi couldn't get higher
This may have no end, we really should go now

A true squat in Belgrade, my birthday in Vevey
Hungover driving the van to La Spezia

Shake up everyone else 'cause we're on fire
and even the poor dogs couldn't get higher
This may have no end, we really should go now

A flat in Sant Feliu, familiar Winter views
All this and more you may find in my memory.
Track Name: Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
I stumbled out of bed this morning
As I went to light up my first smoke
Another phoney obituary
Another loaded star just gone away

You know I wake up kind of grumpy
But the social media blocked my phone
The same old posts with empty RIPs
The same old live fast and die young

CHORUS
We all have our heroes
someone who inspired us
In life they were zeros
or they sold platinum
You can fall on indifference,
they’ll put you to bed
but don’t worry, it’s alright
they’ll all love you when you’re dead

Today at breakfast the same story,
this one really shook me to the core
They were never popular on Mtv
but we still cover my favourite song
Track Name: Never Forget
I remember you telling me all would be ok
but at the time I couldn’t really understand
Now I’ve grown older I realise we’all make mistakes
and I forgive you for that time you let me down

And I will never forget driving the car
when you bought me my first guitar
and the day my father taught me my first chords

CHORUS
You know when you’re a kid no fear of aging
now you see your roles are changing
now your best friends are responsabilities
but we still chase our dreams
we still chase our dreams
we don’t forget our dreams!!!

I remember you telling me I would learn one day
but in my teens I didn’t want to understand
Now I stand tall but still get lost inside this haze
but lately it’s me you come to when you need a hand

And I will never forget, age 12 embarrased
and my first school trip to Paris
you made the effort despite being broke cause the house

CHORUS*

I didn’t see it approaching but the time has finally come
now I see myself for hours on the phone
I never thought I’d be your tissue, dishing out advice
you know you still rock!

And I will never forget those summer campsites
playing gymkhana until midnight
and every birthday my mum would make me the same cake

CHORUS*
Track Name: All My Friends Are Far Away
Say goodbye, make it quick
last night I made myself sick
as your van leaves, see you in dreams
The next day back to work
consoled by the band we said we'd form
even if it never happens

CHORUS
I feel I'm choking on this town
but when next summer comes around
we'll see ourselves on stages
and I hope it will be for ages
then we'll go back home to our minimum wages

My dear folks don't get it
they ask me if it's worthwhile
when I'm not on tour I feel I'm wasting my time
It's kind of weird but I miss more
Fon snoring sleeping on the floor
waking him up will never happen

CHORUS*

And when this all is said and done we're still a minority of one

Say hello sad routine
now I sit here gazing at the screen
I'll see you on brighter days
play that record that says:
"Some friends are forever"
Track Name: Pocket of Fears
I found myself with no teeth
Manson was feeding me
then he turned me into Coal
I've got a pocket full of fears but when I twist with them it’s ok

My dog he loves flying
as high as Mcfly did
he disappeared with Biff
I've got a pocket full of fears but when I sleep with them it’s ok

CHORUS
I don't want to fall into,
I don't want to see life from upside down
when I'm sleeping in through, if you see me in there please pull me out

My fav band plays their song
I get up to play along
I don't know a single note
I have a pocket full of fears but when I sing to them it’s ok

CHORUS*

I don't want to fall into,
I don't want to see life from upside down
when I'm sleeping in through, if you see me in there please pull me out
A place I've never fit into, say goodbye darkness my old friend
but I just may see you, may see you sometime next weekend

And everytime I think I've seen the back of it,
reality grabs me by the arm.
Track Name: Connection
My friend's father inspired this song
when his furry soulmate died,
after 11 summers spent together

It did really pierce his heart,
he said "it feels like I’ve lost a son"
and the saddest words always come with a tear

CHORUS
I can't get you connect so deeply with an animal
then you don't want to hear what you consume
It may upset you to find out the whole truth of this trade
you never gave a second chance to what I tried to say

For sure you can relate to me
it’s no single case, it’s something
we’ve been fed since elementary

5 same old stupid words that fail
The sound of nails on a chalkboard
I feel I'm screaming at a wall

CHORUS*

I feel sad and irate at the same time, when i have
to deal with other people's narrow views,
it's hard to assume they'll never make the connection
They won't!

All those forces use resources, we’re just numbers lost in slumber
All those forces fueled by gold, who push you back into a deep sleep, I don't care I won't be silent
He remembered in the dark, they were playing in the park, she was always by his side, unlike us they never lie and from the day he got divorced she changed his once supposed course of life, 11 years they were each other shadow.
Time rolled over they were lying on the sofa with a toy between her teeth she cured him of his grief and the day she lost a chunk of ear his body was possessed with fear. 11 years they were each others shadow.

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