A Room with a View

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Robert: Vocals, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion
Dean: Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Dave: Piano, Organ, Synthesizers, Mellotron, Vocals
Dougie: Electric Guitar, Vocals
Steve: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Martyn: Flutes

lyrics

I

When you are finally removed
Still clinging to your youth
Even in death, You'll still be scared of the truth
Locked inside a room with a view

III

Laying down upon the mattress of this empty room
The distant highway sings slow and solemn empty tune
I need to find some sleep within this dusty hiding place
i couldn't handle living in the rat race

The cracks upon the walls look down on me as I descend
The shame within me means the darkness has become a friend
In my dreams I earned what I accomplished
But it was impossible to win

It's a blanket for my mind
(Blanket for my mind)
As I tiptoe back in time
(Tiptoe back in time)
I open up these wounds
(Open up these wounds)
And take a good look inside
(Take a look inside)

The mirror's shattered into pieces on the dirty floor
A mute reminder of the shame that I had worn before
I look upon my self as I no longer recognise
I've lost the parts that help me socialise

I stagger to my feet and look upon the dresser draw
The phone keeps ringing even though I cannot take the call
Even if i wanted, I could never answer
My pride still lives within

It's a blanket for my mind
(Blanket for my mind)
As I tiptoe back in time
(Tiptoe back in time)
I open up these wounds
(Open up these wounds)
Can it bring me back to life?
(Take a look inside)

IV

The haze grows
The feeling slows
Without control
His world unfolds
He's breaking away
From life's decay

He leaves behind
A poisoned mind
The only way
The numbness stays
To medicate
His loneliness again

VI

We'd heard it all before
It's a world we never saw
We live to justify
But fail to recognise

We live inside these dreams
Trapped, or so it seems,
Never honest to ourselves
And no-one asks for help

(We do not believe)
In your memory
(You will ever know)
theres nothing left theres nowhere left to go
(You just hide yourself)
A product of your faded wealth
(Until you disappear)
Everything you ever feared.

The more we learn
The less we know
The more you own
The less there is of your soul

VII

Our battles left us with these scars
Paths defining what we are
Even in death, You're still scared of the dark
As the fears define who we are
We'll find we never had a clue
As little we know is really true
When we are finally removed
From this room with a view.

credits

from Hitchhiking to Byzantium, released May 30, 2014
Lyrics written by Robert James Moulding and David Eaton

Music written by Robert James Moulding, David Eaton, Dean Bennison, Steven Eaton and Douglas Skene

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Anubis Sydney, Australia

Anubis is a cinematic Progressive Rock band from Sydney, Australia.

The band has finished five studio albums, '230503' (2009), 'A Tower of Silence' (2011), 'Hitchhiking to Byzantium' (2014), 'The Second Hand' (2017) and an acoustic studio album, entitled 'Different Stories' scheduled for release in May 2018.

The band tour Europe for the second time in July 2018, playing in four countries.
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