Skin

by Flynn Effect

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The debut album by Brisbane-based four-piece hard rock band, Flynn Effect

"'Skin' is a wonderful electronica influenced symphonic alternative album that grows with every time you listen to it." - Prog Metal Hero

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released October 27, 2014

Music: Jesse Higginson
Lyrics: Tomina Vincent

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Track Name: Whispers
You could say it’s all come to an end
We both know there’s nothing left
To hold on to
I keep no secrets from my superiors
Follow me here
I promise you’ll get a thrill

I’m so sorry
My hands are tied
But there’s little to worry about
You’re on your own
In this hole

It has come to my attention
We’ve got a stranger here
We like to exploit
We’ll have our fun with you
We’ll have it any way we want

Everything you’ve ever said, everything we’ve ever done
It’s come to this day
And I don’t have to tell you
You walking around makes me sick

Another
Another step in the wrong direction
That’s what I call entertainment
But I have to admit I still have some worries about you
What if you walk out of here alive?

It has come to my attention
We’ve got a stranger here
We like to exploit
We’ll have our fun with you
We’ll have it any way we want

The biggest jokers of the world
Drowning in our own filth
The biggest jokers of the world
Track Name: Fluorescence
Are you having fun
when we run from ourselves the way we do
we keep our distance
still thinking and believing this is just a test

But we want what we want
the body won't listen
even if the mind's afloat

Every step of the way
all we can do is doubt
I wonder
Can I just steal another touch

But we want what we want
the body won't listen
even if the mind's afloat

Don't lure me down the hall
I've been there before

And guess what
Here comes the new judge
and guess who will lose their head

But we want what we want
the body won't listen
even if the mind's afloat

And I want what I want
And I won't listen
no
Track Name: Fool's Gold
A lack of kindness
And restrain

Now look at you
Walk my way
I know how to play this game, Don’t you?
Are you ready to test my aim?

‘Cause I look at you and I see
Just another leach in the drain
Another weak link In the chain

Now spread your wings
Why are you afraid?
Yeah I know its high enough for all of us
But come one now
Show me where do you hide
Black-swanning around

Though I think
I think you’ve gone too far
For I found
No friend
In your eye

Now spread your wings
Why are you afraid?
I thought you could get higher
Than the rest of us
Come on now
Teach me a lesson
I am listening

This time it comes as no surprise we’re both losing sight
We hide secrets from ourselves

Commit your wings
We’ll shower you in gold of your choice
But fool me not, fool me not
you won’t fool me twice
I’ll show you some restrain
Track Name: Petrichor
It’s strange
To be back here

Still holding the key
To no place at all
Blank stare, it’s nothing I can face
I need help
But no one comes to mind

Can I make it home by the end of fall?
Will there be love at my door
Or illusion
I don’t know

And it’s not worth it
Fighting now
When all the leaves have fallen
Pain all inclusive
And the goddamn rain
I could save you if only I could move

Can I make it home by the end of fall?
Will there be love at my door
Or illusion
I don’t know

I'm unforgiven, or regret ridden
Heartbroken, but not alone I hope
Help me
I'm alone


Can I make it home by the end of fall?
Will there be love at my door
Or illusion
I don’t know
Track Name: Comatose
Calm down
Don’t try to fight it
The time has come
Sweet Comatose

In this place
Keep it quiet
There’s only so much I can do for you
In another life I could keep you darling
Just like before
But one of these days I would have to make a choice
And be the one to cut cord and let you go

To fall on your own
Like you deserve

My mind is a mess
And my vision is blurred
I'm not sure
Hatred or love
If I was to follow your own advice
We would say goodbye right now

The broken mirror isn’t as sharp as your tongue
You test my patience with your pressures
Like always before
I know you

Fall down
Like you deserve

Never thought I’d see the day
When you become my most loved enemy
With blood on my hands and scars on my heart
I’ll fight with my broken arms
To open eyes to a world of yesterday
Cause we were fine yesterday

I’m a seasoned liar
I’m a cruel deceiver
I am only the sound of your sweet
Comatose
Track Name: Jewels
I don’t see the end
Of this useless argument
Me and us and you and them
And what’s the point
We don’t know what we’re fighting for

It seems like an awful waste of time
This stupid war you wanna fight
I know you hear the voices in your head and they won’t forgive
Wise man would fear what he can’t hide

You’ll never take me alive
And I’ll tell you why
I’ll feed you what’s left of your crown


Now sit right back down
And just relax
This is your show, your work of art
We’ve let you do whatever you want for far too long
It’s time you showed your face


You’ll never take me alive
And I’ll tell you why
I’ll feed you what’s left of your crown

We are all the same
Clowns in someone else’s game
Long enough we’ve let the giants
Go and play with our lives

Let's tell 'em why
We'll tear the wolf apart
we'll ground your crown to dust
we'll ground your crown to dust
Track Name: The Runaway
There is no time for regrets

I like to keep my defences
I like to hide behind someone else's face
I like to keep it silent
I like to keep it still
Never good enough

And I'd rather sleep
Than walk the real world
I'd rather pretend
That love isn't true

But I only do what I am told
Its easier to know the evil you must choose
is one of your own
and the pain you'd always choke on when you walk slowly
You're too scared to run away


I'd rather sleep
Than walk the real world
I'd rather pretend
That death isn't true

Never good enough
I am

I'd rather sleep
Than walk the real world
I'd rather pretend
That I don't understand

And I'd rather sleep
Than walk the real world
I'd rather pretend

I am so afraid
Of the real world
Track Name: No Man's Land
Oh how we like to fix
pretty little broken things
claim to offer our protection as we feed on them
and we could have sold it as
"Let me save you from yourself"
But who cares about false pretences
let's just ignore the little lie

There is a prison for hopeless young hearts
where sleep's little sister can keep us all safe
why carry burdens
she'll make the pain stop
here in no man's land we've lost all our worth

oh how we like to pretend to be
pretty little broken things
while we devour all the light and turn it into worthless poetry
lets not disappoint
we could kiss in the rain and hope someone sees
But don't you know
It's never gonna be enough

There is a prison for hopeless young hearts
where sleep's little sister can keep us all safe
why carry burdens
she'll make the pain stop
here in no man's land we've lost all our worth

I won't mind if you break me
I won't mind if you fix me

There is a prison for hopeless young hearts
where sleep's little sister can keep us all safe
why carry burdens
she'll make the pain stop
here in no man's land we've lost all our worth
We've lost all our worth
Track Name: Pretender
Pull yourself together little girl
it can't be that bad
dust yourself off
get up, off your knees
and pull your finger away from the trigger

treasures are not found in this place
and you are not one anyway
fighting another shadow
in the room of mirrors, or is it you?
Hanging on for the call that never comes
a solution, resistance, and easy way out

Keep me safe
Safe from myself

I won't let the demons win this time
I won't let the demons win my mind

Stand up straight pretender
Look up, its a new day
I could make myself stay
or run away, or rot away
whatever sticks

Know how beautiful you look
when everything you touch burns to the ground

Keep me safe
Safe from myself
Keep me safe
From that little girl
Track Name: Sound of Mind
Wait in line ‘till you can get your answer
Climb up higher just so you can have it your way

But I’m not coming on your side
I’ve got better turns to take
Thicker bones to break
So would it matter to you?
If I just claimed my prize

I don’t have a reason to run
Remember
The taste is bitter
I love the fire
Remember

The clouds are breaking on demand
Rattling chains you scream your call to arms
But I’m not afraid to tear the world apart
Remember
The view is clearer
The violence charms me
And I can't stop

Close your eye, the ashes melts away
Flowers dead to celebrate your mistake

You don’t need a reason to run from me
Remember
Better pills or a broken mind?

Remember, remember

Cause there is no forever
It’s safe to say you’ve let Me down
I’m coming of age, I’m the tyrant
You'll miss
Track Name: Hide and Seek
I trusted blindly
I lost days
But if you wait for me
You'd wait a lifetime
And more

Here we are side by side
wondering who'll push the other first
I hold no grudges in my heart
I just came to take back what's mine
and leave a little scar

I trusted blindly
I lost days
But if you wait for me
You'd wait a lifetime

Focus now
Up or down
You have a long way to run
And you can't even trust your own thoughts

you have no home here
its all make-believe

I trusted blindly
I lost days
But if you wait for me
I will lie
That I don't need you anymore
that I don't love you anymore

Cause this is make-believe
Let's play hide and seek
Until you find me again
Track Name: Coil
Seas are calm
Can you hear your call?

The stars breathe as one
I see all I’m meant to see but I feel nothing
And I don’t mind the compromise

Hidden death and longer tides
I'm hoping for better days

Lost our mentor in the fight
Our shallow sun
But could it be more perfect
And destructive
I don’t mind

Hidden death and longer tides
I'm hoping for better days

I’m warning you
Trust no one
They test the water for hidden ice

One thing is for certain
Forgiven not
Believer not
Thinker not
Hopeful not
Believer not
Free man not
Free man you're not
Track Name: Vows
Quit telling me
that I should live your world
You know I would
If I could

No one would believe that we ran out of reasons
to keep on dreaming endlessly
Flick up the switch or forget its existence
No riddle, no secret trick

And I see light ahead
I hear the sound of rain
The darkness don't matter
The night is moving away

The dawn will receive us
Thirsty for beauty
our hearts will fall awake
Don't blink or you'll miss it
the fall of the giant
today he'll close his eyes

And I see light ahead
I hear the sound of rain
The darkness don't matter
The night is moving away

A promise made
another vow to break
But I kept my promise
Baby
So now
come with me
And be free

I will keep on chasing the improbable
to my last breath
Come join me
The night is falling away
Come with me

And be free

The darkness don't matter