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Mayday EP

by Wires & Lights

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Mayday 04:42
Best made plans are paper all the same Igniting when subjected to the flame It wasn’t that you didn’t give it all And yet you stand in rubble But I still refuse to give it up as lost And I couldn’t care about cost And I answered all the questions And I came prepared for tough ones And I sweated blood and played my part And now I watch it fall apart Mayday Now everything is spinning Mayday This time I won’t be winning Mayday Will someone find this message Or just the burned-out wreckage It never hurts so much as when it aches For all the hope and passion that it takes The lights you saw in tunnel openings Just another freight train coming But I’m damned if I’ll sit back and watch the fall Come crashing down around all ‘Cause I bet my life on this one And I’m sure I didn’t miss one And I paid it all in great amount So can you hear me calling out Mayday Now everything is spinning Mayday This time I won’t be winning Mayday Will someone find this message Or just the burned-out wreckage And now I’m running out of light But I won’t go without a fight If you can hear my voice somehow Well I need you now And I answered all the questions And I came prepared for tough ones And I sweated blood and played my part And now I watch it fall apart Mayday Now everything is spinning Mayday This time I won’t be winning Mayday Will someone find this message Or just the burned-out Mayday Now everything is spinning Mayday This time I won’t be winning Mayday But no-one found this message ‘Cause I’m just burned out wreckage
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Tangled in life and all you feel is alone Spirit’s just like your tone Thin and lifeless Despondence is rife and all you’ve got is your will You could get out of this still On the right list Start chopping away at all that’s blocking the light Strip out distractions so you’re lean for the fight Now you’re focused Reroute the signal going straight through your heart Check your connections and you’re ready to start Your magnum opus Tune in And turn up your drive ’Til you’re racing ahead of the noise of life Just shut up and drive ’Til you’re shaking and you’ve got to let go tonight Losing all power and now the throttle has gone No acceleration Just ticking over Drifting in slow lanes where all shoulders are cold And you start to feel old Wishing it over Got to pull in and just get out in the air The same old horizon’s going to take you nowhere ’Til you change it A different direction and you’re back on the map Polish and detail and your sparkle is back So now use it Get in And turn up your drive ’Til you’re racing ahead of the noise of life Just shut up and drive ’Til you’re shaking and you’ve got to let go tonight Are you ready? Let’s go Dial it, tune it, focus And turn up your drive ’Til you’re racing ahead of the noise of life Just shut up and drive ’Til you’re shaking and you’ve got to let go tonight Turn up your drive ’Til you’re racing ahead of the noise of life Just floor it and drive ’Til you’re shaking and you’ve got to let go tonight Shut up and drive
3.
Walking down the side streets Planting seeds of hope to flower Kicking out with cold feet Making sparks to start the fire Escape the void no-one’s living in It’s what you do that’s speaking truth to power Clench your fist and punch straight Tide is turning by the hour if you go Swimming in the blue sea Swimming in what you see Swimming in the blue sea Swimming in what you see Swimming in the blue sea Feel like drowning Waking up in cold sweat Haunted by your lonely ghost Grit your teeth and push back Fear is what you fear the most And all the pain that you’re suffering You chose to barricade the open roads Safety nets are handcuffs Binding you from coast to coast ’til you go Swimming in the blue sea Swimming in what you see Swimming in the blue sea Swimming in what you see Swimming in the blue sea Feel like drowning Pressure is your best friend Wringing out a thirst for more Take it ’til the walls bend Push it all towards the door But nothing’s won ’til it’s happening And nothing happens ’til you light the fire I can see the smoke rise Drifting down towards the shore And we’ll go Swimming in the blue sea Swimming in what you see Swimming in the blue sea Swimming in what you see Swimming in the blue sea Feel like drowning On and on and on...
4.
Remember the feeling you were overcome The pain left you reeling and the day was done so soon The tremors you noticed were the ones I sent A moment of genius from a madman’s dented stool A sizzling crack, another victim taken No going back now that your world’s been shaken out of its throes And you know It’s just the turn of the likes of us like before ’Til we jump off the ride and fight There won’t be a goodnight And we go turning out the lights Turn out the lights Turn out the lights for the sleepers (The darkness won’t leave because the morning finds you What you believe is just a shield around you) Turning out the lights Turn out the lights Turn out the lights for the sleepers (The darkness won’t leave because the morning finds you What you believe is just a shield around you) The colours keep changing in a world stood still I caught you arranging for the same until you die But fire is theory ’til you bring the spark And I’ll keep you here until I hear you asking why A light in the haze and now you have direction The way through the maze is just determination not to forego And you know It’s just the turn of the likes of us like before ’Til we jump off the ride and fight There won’t be a goodnight And we go turning out the lights Turn out the lights Turn out the lights for the sleepers (The darkness won’t leave because the morning finds you What you believe is just a shield around you) Turning out the lights Turn out the lights Turn out the lights for the sleepers (The darkness won’t leave because the morning finds you What you believe is just a shield around you) For the sleepers It’s just the turn of the likes of us like before ’Til we jump off the ride and fight There won’t be a goodnight And we go turning out the lights Turn out the lights Turn out the lights for the sleepers (The darkness won’t leave because the morning finds you What you believe is just a shield around you) Turning out the lights Turn out the lights Turn out the lights for the sleepers (The darkness won’t leave because the morning finds you What you believe is just a shield around you) The darkness won’t leave because the morning finds you What you believe is just a shield around you

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It’s two years since Wires & Lights released their debut album “A Chasm Here and Now”, topping the German Alternative Charts (DAC) for three weeks in the process.
There was another song recorded during those album sessions that has never been released - until now: “Mayday”, a desperate call for help into the ether, proved to be eerily prophetic of things to come.
Frontman Justin Stephens explains: “At the time we recorded it, we obviously could never have predicted what would happen to the world, but the call of ‚Mayday‘ has never felt as relevant as it does now.”
“Mayday” is accompanied by three brand new remixes of the band’s earlier
singles, with Ash Code, The Foreign Resort and TRAITRS reimagining “Drive”, “Swimming” and “Sleepers” respectively.

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released January 7, 2022

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Wires & Lights Berlin, Germany

Wires & Lights is a 4-piece English/German band from Berlin, comprising Justin Stephens (Vocals/Guitar), Ralf Hünefeld (Guitar/Synth), Gabriel Brero (Bass) and Sebastian Hilgetag (Drums). Signed to Oblivion/SPV, their debut single "Drive" was released on May 31st 2019. Further singles "Swimming" and "Sleepers" followed and the debut album "A Chasm Here And Now" was released on September 13th 2019. ... more

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