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Goodbye

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In search for truth I'm leaving This town a place for competing Reflecting grey ideas Packed, yet miles between us But nature is green and glimmering A dream so pure and shimmering Mountains, fields and oceans I must go I really have to see I know generations went before me Search for something I picture as real Away from disappointments I want to be free You can’t follow you can’t follow I must go I really must go I must escape my chains I will reach out to know You can't follow Don't fight it, face it, get by Just wait in faith I am telling you You can't follow you can't follow But nature is dark and Wendy A dream so cold I'm freezing Only lonely noises I am scared I can not do it Give up everything for the unknown and new For roots and berries, for marvelous views I stay disappointed I take it out on you I am not going I am not going I won't go I really won't go Just blame my past I'm too clueless to know I'm just a shadow There are things that I'll never know Just blame my past I'm too clueless to go I'm just a shadow, just a shadow There are things I must give up now Cause I won't escape my chains I'll never know If there's a rainbow, a rainbow I won't go I really won't go I won't escape my chains I'll never know If there's a rainbow, a rainbow
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I needed time and time Waiting and awaiting I told you I wouldn't go solo Defenses were so low I needed time to see Thought you promised that you'd wait for me Trust me I wouldn’t change my mind I had left my second thoughts behind You invaded new territory Could've approached peacefully Trust me I'd never leave your side Couldn't find a better place to hide Trust me I'd never leave your side Couldn't find a better place to hide I needed time and time Waiting and awaiting I told you I wouldn't go So low defenses were Slow down restless mind Remember one dream at a time Was just looking for a patch of sun Now I miss you every day you're gone Was just looking for a patch of sun Now I miss you every day you're gone Was just looking for a patch of sun How I miss you every day you're gone How I miss you every day you're gone How I miss you every day you're gone You're gone How I miss you
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Open House 03:26
My eyes look down in shame I am the child again Who said something wrong Now you know that I don't belong Shower shower cold now Make it go away Oh no no no It couldn't wash away the fail My eyes look down in shame Myself alone again Here's to the memory of us And the one I thought I was Hit me hit me hard please Make it go away Oh no no no It couldn't wash away the fail It's ok ok to laugh now it's out there Couldn't hide it open house anyway Ok today to talk about it's everywhere I really tried but you didn't stay Couldn't wash away couldn't wash away Open house today open house today My eyes look down in shame Myself revealed again Now I can't deny I am filthy I have no pride Clock go faster faster please Make it go away Oh no no no It couldn't wash away the fail It's ok ok to laugh now it's out there Couldn't hide it open house anyway Ok today to talk about it's everywhere I really tried but you didn't stay Couldn't wash away couldn't wash away Open house today open house today
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Goodbye 03:39
You say "Wake up get ready to feel Wake up get ready to live Do you hear me now? This has gone far too long I am dying to live and love And for time alone" Ok our present's out of hand But if I learn to understand I can be anyone, I'll try Or is it final, just goodbye? You say "See me now You haven't in years Meet my eyes Building up tears Why the pillow still Over your head? I am dying to live and love And for time alone" Ok our present's out of hand But if I learn to understand I can be anyone, I'll try Or is it final, just goodbye? So many things we could have done I thought we've only just begun So can we make another try? Or is it final, just goodbye? Complain complain complain Explain Again and again Ok our present's out of hand But if I learn to understand I can be anyone, I'll try Or is it final, just goodbye? So many things we could have done I thought we've only just begun So can we make another try? Or is it final, just goodbye? Goodbye goodbye Goodbye goodbye Goodbye goodbye Goodbye goodbye
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Just too much to say Been raining and raining today Such a cloudy sky Never learned what's wrong Been crying and crying so long Nothing left to try I left you at the station Waited at the scene Still waiting in between I know I said I needed space then Are you coming back? When? Any time? Just too much to take 4 am alone and awake Such an average night Never learned what's wrong Been leaving and leaving so long Nothing left to try I left you at the station Waited at the scene Still waiting in between I know I said I needed space then Are you coming back? When? Any time? It's a fallen situation But I am still believing Waiting in between But you you're trying to forget this You're never coming back Not this time not this time Not this time not this time
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Away 03:05
Go away Live today No forgiving No no Cold resigned Closed off mind Once claimed sole right Now you hardly say hello Now you really have to go Away I forget you every day Let the clouds hide the sun Don't look back don't look down Cold resigned Closed off mind Once claimed sole right Once claimed every right Once claimed every night Now you really have to go Away I forget you every day Let the clouds hide the sun Don't look back don't look down Away away away I replace you every day Take me out anytime Take me home anyone
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The platform is packed I feel detached Been snowing all morning Here just in time The ticket machine was out of order I waited in line Patient and kind Take me on board Take me on board I've got a ticket I've saved for my ticket Which seat is mine Which seat is mine The window is fine I've got a ticket I've saved for my ticket Excuse me excuse me Already late Trains always late Conductor we're late We've not been informed Conductor what's wrong? What's wrong? "Sir, the winter's been long We've been bleeding for so long"

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FORMATS: 10" Mini-LP [Red Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / Digital Mini Album

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► Watch the official video-clip of "You Can't Follow": bit.ly/2wND65X
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► Watch the official video-clip of "Not This Time": bit.ly/2XFWMEp
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It’s hard to believe, but it has been almost four years since that “Way Better Now” that we enjoyed so much, and that brought SPEEDMARKET AVENUE international recognition, especially in Sweden and England. But those four years weren’t in vain, and our stars have grown, and the group has grown with them. Evolutionary processes and above all Isak Klasson’s emotional break-up with his partner have given shape to this seven-song Mini-LP, “Goodbye”, which is also a break from the group’s musical past. It’s a break-up album in all respects, from the same conceptual school that FLEETWOOD MAC’s “Rumours”, Frank Sinatra’s “Watertown”, TREMBLING BLUE STARS “Her Handwriting”, and Bob Dylan’s “Blood on The Tracks” came from. But it’s simply a conceptual similarity; the music is too different to even compare it to those things. They are a band, which want to break from their chains and leave the past behind them.

There is one thing that hasn’t changed: SPEEDMARKET AVENUE are still capable of sounding personal, different, with no clear comparison, but holding on to their pop spirit and their capacity for marvelous melodies. The difference is that now the artists have grown, the summits are sharper, the peaks all filed to points. It’s like ARCADE FIRE with a special vision to achieve the perfect melody, capable of containing the intensity and delivering it in smaller, more palatable doses. The songwriters’ themselves define the album as dark-pop but, despite the frank and woeful feeling of the lyrics, the album gives off energy and vitality, turning pain into an impulse for continuous movement forward.

The album is musically exquisite, impossible to define apart from as a sum of the details that make up their personal language: like on “You Can’t Follow” and the ABBA-styled piano, or that fantastic “Goodbye” where we can feel THE TRIFFIDS in the dark beat. There are also unexpected moments, like on “Winter’s Been Long”, with its monotonous atmosphere that makes us think of Germany’s LA DUSSELDORF. But the band has always been characterized by its great melodies, and “How I Miss You” and “Open House” belong to the same harmonic school as any good song from THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN or Joan Baez.

Mixing guitars and synthesizers, echoes of the seventies and the eighties, and incredible choruses, “Goodbye” is such an exciting, unique, and magnificent album it takes your breath away. It will be released on a 10” vinyl, a format that Elefant Records continues pushing for, and which we're treating like a normal LP in every way possible. Without a doubt, this is a new paragraph in SPEEDMARKET AVENUE’s career, and it can only make them bigger. Continuous growth.

Produced by Jari Haapalainen (ED HARCOURT, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, THE CONCRETES, CAMERA OBSCURA, CLUB 8...)

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released November 12, 2012

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