Fire Escapes

by THE IRON KEYS

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getzebu As well as the rooftops album, this collection of songs creates the musical miracle of stripping melancholic feelings of their depressing nature and leaves me with the urge to dance and turn until the mental weight has been centrifugated to the remote corners of my perceived presence. Muse on, guys!
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released July 28, 2017

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Track Name: Notches
Dressed up to stay all alone
In your own shiny way
Get out to be just someone
In your own shiny way

You’ve got bones between your teeth
You have notches on the wall
You have your own way of leaving
You’ve got to rule the world alone

Refrain:
Oh uh Oh Oh
Streets keep us up, and breathing
Oh uh Oh Oh
Ain’t it funny how things end?
We felt
Worn out and tired, a little thin
Fucked up and anything in between
Worn out and tired, a little thin
Fucked up and anything in between

Make things easy
Everyone is on your side
The air is freezing
Everyone is on your side

You’ve got bones between your teeth
You have notches on the wall
You have your own way of leaving
You’ve got to rule the world alone

Bridge:
And you’ve got some things to give
You’ve got your skin and bones
And you live in between
Track Name: Blanks
Woke up like a mess tonight
Dazzling neon lights mark the end
I’m reaching out to find a friend
And it starts all over again

Refrain:
When you left
You didn’t take a thing
My eyes are shooting blanks
I’m always on my knees

And you lie, when you’re drunk
And I’m just a perfect piece of shit
I’m reaching out to find some friends
And it starts all over again

Refrain:
When you left
You didn’t take a thing
My eyes are shooting blanks
I’m always on my knees
Track Name: Swallow Blood
I’ve been away
The message couldn’t be clearer
I fought the day
To get along with shit

And eyes like diamonds
I was dead drunk then
I was licking toes just
For a little while

Refrain:
Move on at your side of the world man
Got to brush off the dirt of these years and
Swallow the sun and little sins
And swallow anything


Yes in this room
I’m the wildest dancer
We’re made to move
We swallow blood

And eyes like diamonds
I was dead drunk then
I was licking toes just
For a little while

C-Part
Locked up whining in empty rooms
And certain memories are standing in line
Yes how the past tugs at your sleeve
But boy, you get them off your mind
Track Name: Time & Space
While breathing silence
A sense of cold cuts through the air
The saddest words that
Took me from here to there

The blonde just froze the air
While that boy bent time and space
Yes, everyone was there
To light up and fall from grace

Refrain:
What you waiting for
Won’t you just come around?
Got to let things go
Walk right through that door
What you waiting for



It will end in tears
With these words on bedroom walls
Oh just to be clear
An angry heart, a desperate soul


The blonde just froze the air
While that boy bent time and space
Yes, everyone was there
To light up and fall from grace

Refrain:
What you waiting for
Won’t you just come around?
Walk right through that door
What you waiting for
Track Name: Old Tapes
You left marks upon my favourites
And got your own way to despise
My old and lovely treasures
Cause you’re listening to the flip-sides

I got that face that says
You wont get me
With an brief first song
I got that face that says
You wont get me with irrelevance


Refrain:
So get up
The billboard shows the special ones
The sound of a first love
Carved in minds and old tapes
And we got lost in cars and dreams and
Singing our songs slow and decent
We got lost
While listening to these old tapes

You say you see through the people,
By talking about books
And what the like and haven’t done yet
Or they’re predominantly sad
Track Name: Rooftops & Fire Escapes
Everyone’s asleep that night
I’ve come to find familiar lights
Hesitate to cross the line
I’ve dropped into your streets alive

Never thought about love
When I thought about home
I came to find the old ghosts
It’s not that I gave up at all

Bridge:
“On rooftops and fire escapes
A strange game of hide and seek
On rooftops we escape
A game of cat and mouse”

You’re hiding your tired skin
I’ve dropped into your streets
And keep on walking
I’ve dropped into your blood
And keep on seeking that night

Bridge:
“On rooftops and fire escapes
A strange game of hide and seek
On rooftops we escape
A game of cat and mouse”

Refrain:
In the quiet I’m
Gonna meet your ghost at the riverside
While playing our first show
Things felt all right
We all just found our reasons