State Of Decay

by Parralox



released November 13, 2009

Produced by John von Ahlen
Engineered by Juan del Toro
Vocals by Amii and John von Ahlen
Bass Guitar by Ian Burden (The Human League)

Recorded at Subterrane Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

Vocals and Synthesizers only.

© 2009 Tunecore Publishing
℗ 2009 Subterrane Records

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If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more


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Track Name: Beautiful World
Beautiful World
Written by John von Ahlen

Verse 1
Sadness and mystery
Are part of our destiny

Round and round the same old story
Broken hearts aren't always lonely
You and I will be together
Standing side by side

Hold me now just don't let go
We don't what the future holds
It's such a beautiful world
That we are leaving
(oh no, oh no)

It's okay, just take my hand
We walk into a promised land
It's such a beautiful world
Just look around you
(oh no, oh no)

Verse 2
Regrets, enough for two
And pleasure, so much to do

Repeat Bridge
Repeat Chorus

Middle 8
How many times can you leave a broken world behind?
So maybe it's wrong
But sometimes you've got to be cruel or be kind
Track Name: Isn't It Strange
Isn't It Strange
Written by John von Ahlen

Verse 1
Isn't it strange, the moment we met?
The passion we felt, the lack of regret
I stare at a photo sent over a week ago
And isn't it strange, how quickly we fell?

Now isn't it strange when the world you knew
Is tumbling down, into something new
Now don't be afraid it's the moment
You lived your life for
It's Heaven and Hell, and we all play a part
I'm watching my perfect world fall apart
The changes are here, I won't fight what
I lived my life for

Verse 2
Isn't it strange, whenever it rains?
The message it sends, to the heart and the brain
Then suddenly I am feeling the terror climb
And isn't it strange how a memory fades?
Track Name: Universe, I Love You
Universe, I Love You
Written by John von Ahlen

Ah ah, ah ah ah

Verse 1
Do you believe that man can really change?
Or is there a hope however strange?

Pre Chorus
Emotion - that is the life we lead
Devotion - seeing beyond belief

We are young and we are free
See our faith and see it clear
No more pressure, no more fear
Universe I love you dear

Verse 2
Is there a faith to keep you strong?
Or is there a place where you belong?
Track Name: When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
When The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Written by John von Ahlen

Verse 1
Eternal, don't tell me the things that I already know
Distorted, your vision of me is disturbed I know
So Fatal, I already knew that the walls would fall
In Sadness, are memories always the first to go?

It's all right now
I feel the pain, I call your name
It's all that I can do
It's all right now
I'll take the blame, and walk with shame
There's nothing I can do.

Verse 2
So frightened, I don't know if I can carry on
So empty, the places that you and I used to know
I'm Fragile, please treat me with kindness and tenderness
And maybe, I won't keep this feeling of uselessness

Repeat Chorus

Middle 8
I know that loneliness,
Might seem like emptiness
But with just one caress
I'm brand new

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