The Piper's Song

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 7 November 2011

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released November 8, 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: Stray Dogs
If anyone is out there watching
Every move you make
Would you feel afraid
They'll see your lows and your mistakes

Determined not to let you talk
A higher price to pay
You'll hate it anyway
It's never close enough
To what you want to say

I got dressed in the dark today
It didn’t change a thing about me
I didn't hold out for a hand-me-down
Sweater vest or pockets full of jade and bronze

And if read the headlines right this time
I'm gonna make it out to New Orleans
I'm gonna hope this whole night can hold its own against the tide
And be the sailboat captain in our dreams

I wish I was
Falling asleep
Instead of
Calling out to stray dogs
Roaming the streets
They've got an
Infrastructure held out
By a hierarchy

Eleven boxes filled with organs
And stringless violins
You're stretching out the skin
The temporary hole we're in

Travel to the overcrowded thread where I sit
Germinating diamond cane
Breaking out the sand like champagne
Taking cover under the southern rain

I wish I was
Falling asleep
Instead of
Calling out to stray dogs
Roaming the streets
They've got an
Infrastructure held out
By a hierarchy

The strays are on the run again

Don't look back, and tell them not to run
We haven't been home long enough to know where we went wrong
Don't look back, and tell them not to run
We haven't been home long enough

Water above
Wasted on the young
And I'll be there with bells on
When I feel the time has come
And no man is an island
Not every road leads to Rome
And I'll be there with bells on
When I feel the time has come
To lead the strays back home

The strays are on the run again
Track Name: Masquerade
Every white lie I've ever told
Hunted me down and burned my soul
Every ticking time bomb never went off
Every misconception told I'm wrong

Every last debtor will pay their debts
Every last moment is filled with regrets
And none of this will stop me coming back
From coming back again

Light it up and take my breath away
For another chance to relive today
Falling faster in this masquerade
Don’t you know
This is not where you belong
This is not where you belong
This is not where you belong

Second to none you chase the past
Memories fade you built to last
Outrunning the road that fell apart
Painted on your failed scars

Now you walk in separate worlds
Change your fate as it unfurls
Breaking down is not enough
Stay awake I’ll sway your love

Light it up and take my breath away
For another chance to relive today
Falling faster in this masquerade
Don’t you know
This is not where you belong
This is not where you belong
This is not where you belong

Hold on to whatever makes you young

Light it up and take my breath away
For another chance to relive today
Falling faster in this masquerade
Don’t you know
This is not where you belong
This is not where you belong
This is not where you belong
This is not where you belong
Track Name: Without the Throne
Come hell and high water
I'll find the shore and in truth will lie alone
When fall of rejection can't change my perception
Of friends I think I know
No cracks in the armor, no favors forgotten
Again I pay the toll
Walk into the mountain or stop, but now I know

That there's someone dying upon the throne
Now the piper's finished his show
He knows he's lying, but pretends to know
Why hatred drives him to be alone

It starts to unravel, I find myself in need of ones who care
When battles are over, the victory march can't mend the wounds and tears
It's better without them, they should be forgotten, again I feel the stares
Of cold eyes I never knew were there

That there's someone dying upon the throne
Now the piper's finished his show
He knows he's lying, but pretends to know
Why hatred drives him to be alone
And it seems I'm dying for you to know
That I finally finished your show
I should have listened, but now I know
That I'm better without the throne
Track Name: Sephorus
I took a walk up to the waterfront to watch the sky
And saw the colors catch illusions under different lights
I swear there's something dedicated to the shallow tides
The waves move back and forth the gravity the force they can't deny
Resistant reasons to exist beyond the other side
I must have missed what you dismissed as being sanctified

Hey
We're drifting farther away
There's nothing left to take
The sun'll come up no it doesn't matter if we stay around here or not
I think we've lost our way

I took a break from being front and center of the crime
The sun and moon and stars will burn out bright when they collide
I swear there's something lost that we have found among the flowers
The air moves back and forth, the time falls short along the seperate hours
Resistant reasons to exist beyond the other side
I must have missed what you dismissed as being sanctified

Hey
We're drifting farther away
There's nothing left to take
The sun'll come up no it doesn't matter if we stay around here or not
I think we've lost our way

I got caught in a landslide
Another hole in the great divide
Forgotten moment in our eyes
A hotshot, melting pot, serve behind his blind spot
Time of our lives

Caught in a landslide
Caught in a landslide
Forgotten moment in our lives
A mismarked caveat, disembark a loan shark
Caught by surprise

Hey
We're drifting farther away
There's nothing left to take
The sun'll come up no it doesn't matter if we stay around here or not
I think we've lost our way

Hey
We're drifting farther away
There's nothing left to take
The sun'll come up no it doesn't matter if we stay around here or not
I think we've lost our way
I think we've lost our way
What are you doing today?
What are you doing today?
Track Name: Hush
Nothing beyond these scraps of freedom
Thin wire rails along this train
Outline black lung conversations meant to
Turn their eyes away

Silhouettes carved out of blistering
Reminders that we have to pass
Along a momentary overture
A prelude to the past

It won't let me breathe on my own
It's like somebody stole
The oxygen out of the room

Someone start the car
You're only running
Cuz you're right about one thing
Someone start the car
You're only running
Cuz you're right about one thing
Someone start the car
You're only running from
The rush of the noise
Someone fell asleep
It's coming back to keep
The hush in your voice

Tie me down and bind me when I'm
Least expecting company
I'll soldier on cemented to the
Roar of vacant symphonies

Deadlines bruise the innocence
That narrows down the human strain
And vertigo's the cure we found
For those who choose to stay in place

It won't let me walk on my own
It's like somebody stole
The ground beneath my feet

Someone start the car
You're only running
Cuz you're right about one thing
Someone start the car
You're only running
Cuz you're right about one thing
Someone start the car
You're only running from
The rush of the noise
Someone fell asleep
It's coming back to keep
The hush in your voice

It feels like the end
It sounded better in our heads
It feels like the end
Some things are better left unsaid

Someone start the car
You're only running
Cuz you're right about one thing
Someone start the car
You're only running
Cuz you're right about one thing
Someone start the car
You're only running from
The rush of the noise
Someone fell asleep
It's coming back to keep
The hush in your voice