The Only Truth Is Music

by His Name Is Codeine

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    "A lushly recorded work with all of the dark, caterwauling menace of the heavier end of 4AD's output - at times sounding like some unholy hybrid of the Pixies and This Moral Coil."
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    ""The Only Truth Is Music" seems a brash declaration for the title of a band's debut album. But in this case though it fits perfectly. His Name Is Codeine have produced a complex, dynamic and ambitious record which is just as comfortable trawling the sleazy gutters as it is shooting for celestial highs." Peenko

    "Forsaking where you came from…no matter where that is, even if it caused you some troubles. His Name Is Codeine is here to tell you a story about that…" Sunrise Ocean Bender

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Soundscape, effect lovin', dark, fuzz riddled, reverb soaked debut album from Scots His Name Is Codeine.

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released 30 May 2013

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His Name Is Codeine is a band of dark, intense, hypnotic, gloomy, pedal gazers armed with melodies to split the wall of sound noise. Debut album 'The Only Truth Is Music' released May 30th 2013....

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Track Name: My Tragic End
Come bail me out
I'm sinking fast
But I don't think I should trouble you tonight
My day was long
And full of traps
But I don't think I should trouble you tonight

For a while I walked too far in someone else's shoes
Walked so far I couldn't find my own
For a while I kept it steady but I'm destined to let it slide
It's no surprise

Come dance around my tragic end
I don't think I can stomach this no more
I won't keep you long or drag it out
I don't think I can stomach this no more

Chorus

Come bail me out....
Track Name: Before The Apple Fell
He found him in a desert land and in the howling waste
He lead him, he instructed him. You begged I'd do the same
Hide you in the shadow of my wings and keep you warm
Live and love my law and get no rest 'til you belonged

We did it all before the apple fell
We did it all before the apple fell

Blacken out your eyes and draw the curtains on your soul
Let your love spread far across the years you'll never know
Hang me on a pedestal no one would say I earned
And when they come to drag me down you'll be there standing firm

To say we did it all before the apple fell
We did it all before the apple fell

Let your tears run like a river day and night I'll get no rest....
Track Name: Shoot To Kill
Shoot shoot shoot to kill
Shoot shoot shoot to kill
Try make it look real
Try make it look real
Give some get some
Give some get some
Try make it look real
Try make it look real
Blind love best love
Blind love best love
Slow burn fast car
Slow burn fast car
Shoot shoot shoot to kill
Shoot shoot shoot to kill
You were never all you said x 4
Shoot shoot shoot to kill
Shoot shoot shoot to kill
I'll make it look real x 6

Shoot shoot shoot to kill
Track Name: Not A Number
Weatherin' my storm
I've been here before
I wonder could I hold my head up and look you in the eye
I wonder if I look to long would I go blind

Tell it like it is and don't go crawling to the bottom of some ole pit
If you're gonna start something big gotta watch it burn
You're only ever one step from a wrong turn

You would rip the heart from me if I let you
And all because I make you laugh
You would whip the legs from me and kick some dirt my way
And all because I'm not a number

Start running. Run run run
Start running. Run run run
You're only ever one step from a wrong turn
You're only ever one step from gone

Chorus
Track Name: Magdalena
I saw the celebration end
I saw you with Magdalena
She wore my patience ultra thin
She winked at all the sailors
I saw you carve a memory
Your blood splashed on the pavement
You threw my sympathy at me
I wished you'd be a painter

Then I smiled as I wished her away

Her bed is only half made
Her head is full of sand
If she's rough then he will tumble
She's probably half a man

So I smiled as I wished her away

I saw the celebration end
My friends were wearing thin
I took to hanging out alone
You took to drugs and drink

And I smiled as I welcomed you home
Yeah I smiled as I welcomed you home
Yeah I smiled as I welcomed you home
Yeah I smiled as I welcomed you home
Track Name: Replica Gun
I'm not saying it's never gonna happen
Things go on and on and on
Got no control lost my light
Skinned my knees when I fell in a puddle
Two whole days to the end of the world
Two whole days to the end of the world
I always thought of Vegas I got no time
Time that day I ran into trouble
Who shot me as I turned my back
Who shot me as I turned my back
Why do you wanna be a little different girl?
I wouldn't wanna be different at all
I'm not saying it's never gonna happen
I'm not saying it's never gonna happen
Sugar didn't rot my memory
I told you once but you never really listen
Sugar didn't rot my memory
But alcohol and time just might
I wouldn't wanna be a little different girl
I wouldn't wanna be a little different girl
You're so pretty and I'm so dull
Pretty dull pretty dull pretty pretty damn dull
You're so pretty and I'm so dull
Pretty dull pretty dull pretty pretty damn dull
Track Name: The Measure Of Your Misery
If I could put you anywhere I would
I'd put you in the lost not found for good
I'd hold you up so all could see
The measure of your misery
If I could put you anywhere I would

It's much too soon for taking any good
It's all been tied in knots and cut in to
And friends don't know how much you burn
And you don't know how much you've learned
It's far too soon for taking any good

Drag me from my home and analyze me
Coz you're really thinking that would do me good
I'll hold you up so all can see
The measure of your misery
Drag me from my home and analyze

Hold you up so all can see
The measure of your misery
Track Name: I'm Not In Love (With The Way Things Are)
When they'd taken everything I had ever known
I took solace in the truth, truth will drive you home
When they laughed at my mistakes and they kept me down
Started picking holes in things I took comfort from

All those who failed took a step in the light
I never failed coz I barely even tried

Well they don't care what I think
My track isn't work
And they don't care what I say and what I say it for
They want to hammer down my eyes
And push me through a door
Put some tape across my mouth and never take it off

You'd be so fun if you weren't what you are
Sometimes you're fun but you take it too far

Don't be frozen with fear
Fear will slice you up
Do chase what's right
Do chase what's right
Do chase do chase do chase do chase what's right

All those who failed took a step in the light
I never failed coz I barely even tried
You'd be so fun if you weren't what you are
Sometimes you're fun but you take it too far
I'm not in love with the way things are
I'm not in love with the way things are
Track Name: Medal
I don't really wanna make my mark on something
I don't really wanna change my world as I know it
When they come to take me down
Can I say I thought of everyone but me?
It's lucky it's never luck it's meant and if you need proof
I'll tell ya my love is truer since I his the bottom
Showed my knuckles and nearly drowned
Back in time I shared my spirit with a shadow
Who always told me what I did was right
I was wrong couldna have been more wrong
I shoulda lost them but I came good in time
Forget the things you hang around your neck
Your neck is fragile and eventually will break
And who will be responsible but you
They got the dirt from under your nails
Would you share my growing up with me
I'm growing every week and I can see the sun you showed me
Yeah a different sun
It's not the sun that falls on everyone
This medal that the powers gave to me
I sit and wonder when they'll come and see the rest
You only find the right path by heading down the wrong path it's true