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You Never Know What Might Come Next (Limited Edition)

by Soft Riot

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  • Limited Edition Extended Compact Disc
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This special version of the album "You Never Know What Might Come Next"comes with four extra tracks that aren't available on the standard digital and vinyl LP editions of the album. In the product photos there is a cover image of the limited edition CD (in CMYK colour) and the standard edition LP (in black and silver ink). This version comes with the following:

    • 12 page booklet with lyrics, information and sketches.
    • Environmentally friendly "Digifile" packaging (no plastic)

    Includes unlimited streaming of You Never Know What Might Come Next (Limited Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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It’s the high wired century And you can be anything you want to be How about a maker, a shaker or one who sees right through it? Ratings are at an all time high as silver dancers lock step in time But when the low feels low it’s low, you’re stuck in it There’s payday loans, erotic moans, handy phones and tombstones Here right now: for your entertainment Here right now: for your entertainment An anguished singer on TV You relate to the grave misery but there’s bigger problems than your own and you know it Bow out of this excess style to a place to escape for a while to make you say “Hello, I want in it” There’s human clones, talent shows, crisis zones and the unknown Here right now: for your entertainment Here right now: for your entertainment Don’t stop now: keep up that enjoyment! It’s all here now: for your entertainment
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It feels like trouble but is there anyone out there who cares? The two lay together and feel the tension in the air She turns right beside him and says: “There is some great evil out there” “And I know where I can find it It’s here, right there and everywhere” It was a sudden disclosure But one that we all feel deep down in there She’s then up in a second, Skipping breakfast and running down the stairs Through the door to the open, to the station for the next train into town She’s got a bone to pick now with that great evil out there The train is packed with commuters, Reading headlines and oppression and despair And a pic of some leader, out of touch and mentally beyond repair And she feels that tension, screaming like a banshee in the air The cards fall around her Like weapons from that great evil out there When it brings you down It’s tough to get up but you do it anyway Down at the last station, yes the spot ain’t too far from here She can feel the direction: The old building on the back side of the hill People walk all around her Not knowing if they’re here, there or anywhere As the vices tighten from that great evil out there Behind that old building she’s stopped in her tracks At the bottom of some stairs by a figure in a black suit who says “I know why you’re here and you won’t go any further now.” Then he pulls his sunglasses down, Two white spheres with a killer stare Something strange goes on now; It seems that great evil has arrived here There’s no time to wait now, Her fingers grab a huge space of that air The dimensions bend around her; Strange sounds; a reason to be scared She tears it right open, And she can see what she rumoured all along The space turned into a mirror, Reflecting a common truth everywhere When it brings you down It’s tough to get up but you do it anyway She falls to the ground now, smiles faintly and looks up at the sky There’s a chaos around her But she knows now there’s a chance it could subside The tables turn over And who knows where things will go from here You know this as a story But you know where to take it all from there When it brings you down it’s tough to get up You wanna get down, but you gotta get up And it’s tough to get up but you do it anyway
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03:30
Down at the waterfront at a palace made of jewels A large troupe drop the red banners for the evening news Large monitors glow blue deep inside a hidden room An eagle eye to every corner in the vast and stately view Abstract words over discreet headsets as they set up the cues Elsewhere inane headlines divert; infect like a flu Architects of shrewd moves to engineer a truth But hush hush as the lights go up and a man approaches the booth All rise, for he will speak tonight to you One last check over his veneer to make sure he’s good to go Lifting a panel on his back the green lights are a bright glow Stoic men dressed in black reporting on the hour A carefully crafted string of clips sent to the relay tower Outside the palace lights a crowd gathers on the street Voices barking in the heat of night calling him a cheat Frantic commands in the hidden room to cut to another scene: A woman blank eyed rambling on about microwave cuisine All rise, for he will speak tonight to you All rise, for he will speak tonight to you
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Finding yourself again with your back to the stone Watching the way things replay themselves Gives you a slight chill to the bone So you soar out into new directions with the pen, the word and the chord You think of that old saying that goes “Everything gets it’s day in the sun” The alarm sounds! You’re falling to earth White noise and you’re falling to earth and then into a run Straight past the past and future onto your left and your right It takes a bit of a mental voyage to get the balance right Or you can just fall back to the dark… Here you are again with your back to the stone Feel the scan of infiltration that scorns at all that you’ve done You broaden your understanding to make what’s alien a home Like that film goes “Listen kid, we’re all in this together.” The alarm sounds! Motion detector; Walk away from the stone and change into a new skin You can feel the difference as you step out into the sun All this talk about hellfire is just meant to put the fear in everyone But no, we’re not “everyone”, in this wreck we’ll try to have fun. Or you can just fall back to the dark…
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04:02
Don’t want them to see through you So that’s why only you go out at night Days on end of feeling blue, well yes, that’s just modern life A game of hunter and prey, gamble the ground under away You feel more lost day by day This place a habit you cannot break Jump on the last train to cool tonight We’re gonna get right outta sight Mass exodus, c’mon we’ll turn on a brighter light They’re are too close to you Tied to vices and devices blind all the time There’s a sinking feeling that this place will start sinking soon A game of hunter and prey, gamble the ground under away You feel more lost day by day This place a habit you cannot break Cities collapse in on themselves until the last light goes out A half million pound flat flattened to the ground It falls to the ground
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Today a president was shot dead He guessed someone had enough Some days he wakes up feeling fucked in the head And he thinks he may have had enough Things are moving faster all the time New, empty machines won’t sync in time More and more freedoms are becoming crimes And into this realm we have to climb And when all of this through He’ll meet her at the beach Grey skies and no one else around Down at the beach And when all feels like some coming doom They’ll sit as one at the beach, oh yeah And stare out at the crashing waves Today they sent a missile out in to space To let something know that someone’s here She doesn’t even know her place In a domain of tenacious fools Things are moving into meltdown all the time Like a cacophony of sadist chimes The darkening clouds come closer all the time She’ll close her eyes and think of a rhyme And when all of this through She’ll meet him at the beach Grey skies and no one else around Down at the beach And when all feels like some coming doom They’ll sit as one at the beach, oh yeah And stare out at the crashing waves
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When you reached that moment that’s when you let yourself out Into the streets so frightful and prices so impossible And soon that pristine voice in your head got fed up Those hands will always pull you down so you keep your head up You are a caged dancer Sultry moves but languor underlays Like a great romantic An idyllic vision in miles of decay Why don’t you take a chance on…? Well, it’s no secret that the whole thing is rigged up You knew that from the start; the race to eat it all up But if you stand and listen at the outer horizons There’s chorus starting to swell and it will all soon kick off You are a caged dancer Sultry moves but languor underlays Like a great romantic An idyllic vision in miles of decay Like a caged dancer Let’s hope those bars will break and snap like twigs You’re the great romantic Stabbing forward in the great delay Why don’t you take a chance on…?
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He wants to rise above it all tonight But it seems he always hits the roof Of his small flat in a checker board Where the king is foul and in the crowd There he lives with his plans and dreams Some mundane and some to the extreme He wants to rise above it all tonight And it’s a mystery that no-one can solve There’s a period of panic; some strange isolation But out there something calls A minted man knows he’s gone too far A mirror in front of who we are and it feels… Better than the real thing She wants to jump on the next train tonight ‘Cos it seems all has lost its spark Trains run though her mind a lot A metaphor of some thought ‘Cos there is some great evil out there But at some point it will come down Maybe a supernova will explode in the stars above And turn this place around Take a moment to find out what we are Our places in the here and now Maybe that’ll be better than the real thing
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Go as far as you can go… They open their eyes to see their grey world Outside from the train turn into green The rails glide over lakes of pristine glass Yet there’s no-one else on this train that can be seen The humming buzz of circuits change into a song An escape to things still unseen The conductor then comes, introduces herself And with a smile and a flash in her eye, she says: “Here’s to all you young commuters. Go as far as you can go.” They don’t know how long this ride will last But soon enough the train comes to an ease The cavernous space of the terminus Is somewhat a mystery They’re stepping out of the carriage now And greeted by a man with hollow teeth Standing next to him his a figure in a cloak And then the first man starts to speak and says: “He calls you The Young Commuters. Go as far as you can go.”
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THIS IS THE LIMITED EDITION, PRE-RELEASE CD VERSION OF THE ALBUM "YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT MIGHT COME NEXT". More information on other formats below.

The standard LP and digital-download only editions are to be released in Summer 2015 on the Exhibition Records label (www.exbtnrecords.com). If you are looking to purchase this record in those formats, please head over to their website to find out more information on how to pre-order/order those formats. Vinyl LP and digital-download formats will be available through this Soft Riot online store as well at that time.

All tracks marked with an asterisk (*) are only available on this CD version of the album, not on the standard versions.

All purchases of this limited edition CD will come with a digital download of all the tracks included.

Once this version is sold out, it will not be repressed.

credits

released March 31, 2015

Soft Riot is JJD : Voice, synthesizers, programming, effects and found sounds.

Bassoon in “Mass Exodus” played by MM Lyle. A brief phrase from “Into The Labyrinth Theme” by Sidney (1981) appears in the track
“Mass Exodus”.

All tracks except 04, 05, 11 and 12 recorded by JJD from December 2013 until October 2014 at Studio 80 (London) and Studio 159 (Sheffield). Mixed with Owen Pratt at Flesh & Bone Studios in London, October 2014.

“The Speech”, “Your Back To The Stone” and “We Are The Chopped” recorded and mixed by JJD at Studio 159 in Sheffield between December 2014 and March 2015.

“You Never Know What Might Come Next (East Van Basement Version)” recorded at The Balloon Factory in Vancouver, November 2014. JJD: bass guitar. Joshua Wells: drums, additional synths, production and mixing.

“We Are The Chopped” written by Nomeansno. The original version of the track was released on their album Mama (1982).

Artwork, artist photos and design by JJD as JJD Works. Photography assistance by MM Lyle. All tracks mastered by Josh Stevenson at Otic Sound except 11 and 12.

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