On Your Mark, Get Set, and Don't Let Go

by The Siege Perilous

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Tracks 1-5 recorded at Cherry Pit Studios in Menomonee Falls, WI between August 8-20, 2011.

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released September 13, 2011

Produced by Eric LaBrosse.
Additional production by Chris Newlin.
All songs written by The Siege Perilous.

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The Siege Perilous Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Formed in 2008, the Siege Perilous is a melodic Wisconsin alternative rock outfit that delivers an engaging live show that draws from three albums worth of original arena-style anthems in the vein of the Goo Goo Dolls, Jimmy Eat World, and Jack's Mannequin.

"A sound similar to some of the classic alternative albums of the 90's, with a updated influence of today's indie superstars."
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Track Name: Curtain
Don't bother leaving me out
There's no other way I'd have it
It's a simple rule of thumb you've turned into a subtle habit
Well, you sound the same, but your words, they've changed
Your mind's made up and locked in
It's a picture perfect scene you've broken through and long forgotten

If its a story for another time
Don't bother telling it at all
Oh, you've gone and set my world on fire

On your mark, get set, and don't let go
Time is running out, it's quiet, and the curtain's falling slowly
How come no one told me, how come no one knows, no
How come no one knows how the story goes
On your mark, get set, and don't let go
Time is running out, it's quiet, and the curtain's falling slowly
How come no one told me, how come no one knows
No, how come no one knows what's behind closed doors

Sympathy won't get you far
It's warped your destination
It's an honest way to live when fairytales are your foundation
Well, you're out of luck and you don't mind much
No, it's all too much to take in
You've grown so tired of hearing why that you've scraped one last confession

On your mark, get set, and don't let go
Time is running out, it's quiet, and the curtain's falling slowly
How come no one told me, how come no one knows, no
How come no one knows how the story goes
On your mark, get set, and don't let go
Time is running out, it's quiet, and the curtain's falling slowly
How come no one told me, how come no one knows
No, how come no one knows what's behind closed doors
Track Name: City of Broken People
How much do you know? What's inside?
Where's the love to spread the light?
Never answer too soon
You might just find yourself starting a fire
You'd give up for a chance like this
You'd burn out after just one hit
Save yourself the trouble
I already know what the answer is

You make it look so easy
Running from you shouldn't be this hard
You make it look so easy
Promise that you'll catch me when I fall

Save a life or
Or take the blame
Someone's calling your name
In the city of broken people
In the city of broken people
Save a life or
Or take the blame
Someone's calling your name
In the city of broken people
Someone tell me what we're living for again

How far can you hear into the night?
What's the closest thing in sight?
Never bothered leaving
Now I'm stuck here waiting all my life
Fall apart after going down
Come back up after breaking ground
Save yourself from nothing
I already know why the band plays on

You make it look so easy
Running from you shouldn't be this hard
You make it look so easy
Promise that you'll catch me when I fall

Save a life or
Or take the blame
Someone's calling your name
In the city of broken people
In the city of broken people
Save a life or
Or take the blame
Someone's calling your name
In the city of broken people
Someone tell me what we're living for again

I feel like
The last time
Hit me harder than you hoped
I feel like
The last breath
That leaves your lungs before you choke
I feel like
A victim
Of your suicide's ambition

Sell to me the lightning in your eyes
We don't have that kind of time


Save a life or
Or take the blame
Someone's calling your name
In the city of broken people
In the city of broken people

Stand the test of time
And I still know that we’ll collide
And I still know that we’ll collide
I’ve tipped the scales enough
To say we’re safe, oh
They could never find us here
Anymore
Track Name: This is Tragedy
Drawing lines across a map
Here's to hoping we can find you
It's a different world without you
Everything felt so much lighter then

And here we are, two years too late
Your name's still on the radio
Your face is on the telephone pole
Right outside my front door

Holding hands and lighting candles
No one else could understand those
Nights we stood outside your porch
And let the city lights define ourselves

And here I am, without you, asking
Who I'd be without the memories
Of you and me
Reality would bring me to my knees

Love
This is love, this is love
This is tragedy
This is losing you right
When you're next to me
This is holding you down
To forget you know my name
Love
This is love, this is love
This is overcast
This is letting you go
When you want me back
But what do I know about
Love

A light polluted urban skyline
It's impossible to feel fine
When I know you're somewhere out there
Looking for a way to get here

And it might be like my dreams
I see you coming back to me
What goes up has gravity
To bring it back down to diplomacy

Love
This is love, this is love
This is tragedy
This is losing you right
When you're next to me
This is holding you down
To forget you know my name
Love
This is love, this is love
This is overcast
This is letting you go
When you want me back
But what do I know about love
About love?

You say you love me but its not enough
You need something you can't take your eyes off
Take your eyes off of me
This is tragedy

Love
This is love, this is love
Its a mystery
When exactly you'll
Fall to its ecstacy
What do I know about love
About love? About

Love
This is love, this is love
This is tragedy
This is much more work
Than I thought it'd be
Maybe I'm not cut out for love
Maybe I'm not cut out for us

Take your eyes off of me
This is tragedy
Track Name: Stay Awake
It's not everyday you put your back against the wall
And by the time you take the last shot to the heart the feeling's gone
The black top held our feet up for as long as we could stand
And I remember making faces, writing our future in the sand

Sleep comes to those who won't stay awake
Can you feel the pull of the ocean's waves
Overlooking the horizon of a downcast day
Cuz the future's always brighter than the road you pave

I've been down and out and lost along the years
But nothing gets me more than when I'm charting all my fears
I tried to play the game, I bet my share, I spun the wheel
And all I got from that was taking another chance at something real

Sleep comes to those who won't stay awake
You can feel the pull of the ocean's waves
Overlooking the horizon of a downcast day
Cuz the future's always brighter than the road you pave

The road you pave
The road you pave
The road you pave

A postcard to devotion, put your thoughts and words to motion
Set your scarlet heart on fire and pray to God you've made it in
Just because you don't find answers
Doesn't mean you don't take chances
Give a moment to remember what's been keeping you alive

The future's always brighter than the road you pave
It's a centralized reminder of the good old days
A vicarious solution to the black and gray
Cuz the future's always brighter than the road you pave

Sleep comes to those who won't stay awake
Can you feel the pull of the ocean's waves
Overlooking the horizon of a downcast day
Because the future's always brighter than the road you pave
Track Name: Waterfalls
You throw a rock into the waves and watch it swim
Spiral down into the fade, so much like him
Withered reflections find a way under your skin
Now you want it all erased, you start to spin

And where we are is not our fault
It's only lies and waterfalls
Away from the sun
Encased in rust
A tired bridge now has to fall
Oh, we are...

Given chances to remake; how do we end?
Wishing that it wouldn't take, so much like him
A new reflection finds a way under your skin
Inhibition came too late, it starts within

And where we are is not our fault
It's only lies and waterfalls
Away from the sun
Encased in rust
A tired bridge now has to fall
Oh, we are...

And where we are is not our fault
It's only lies and waterfalls