Shiny Side Down

by Victor Snow

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The second album from Kansas City native, Victor Snow.

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released 17 November 2014

All songs written, performed, recorded, and produced by Victor Snow
Nick Snow - Guitar solo on "MIC"
Alaric Snow - Zombie noises on "Undead Dance" and sound effects and ending vocals on "T-Rex vs. Demolitions Man"

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Track Name: Fading Dream
Fading Dream
All music and lyrics by Victor Snow
1
It's been a week or more, time I cannot tell for sure
Each day's the same, only night remains, I just want to go home
No one's left but me, the rest succumbed to their destiny
Only biding time, what's left of mine, waiting for eternity


Chorus
Maybe you'll never know, you'll never see
These last few words I leave
This shell is fading fast, it cannot last
There is no hope for me


2
So much I wanna say, to so many people so far away
Goodbyes to be said, tears to be shed
I'l wave to the heavens above
But it's getting cold, supplies are gone and the end unfolds
In a alien land, covered in sand
With no one to bury me

Chorus
Maybe you'll never know, you'll never see
These last few words I leave
This shell is fading fast, it cannot last
There is no hope for me

What I will never know and never see
Is how your lives will be
What I can never feel and never be
Will be my fading dream

Bridge
Lost to time
Just a faded line
Here I join the past
Gone from first to last

Must let go the pain
All the hate and shame
I have run the race
I now wait my fate

Faces fade from view
Names are slipping through
To a better place
I now turn my face

I did all I could
But not all I should
Thought I had so much more time
Track Name: Iteration
Iteration

Verse 1
One more shot, maybe this time it ends
Two more drops, and then it starts again
Three more stops, may as well be nine
Looping through this tortured pantomime
(It follows you though you can't see)
Spin around, spin around, until you lift right off the ground
(And enters though the gate with no key)
No more, no more, cut it free and hit the floor

Chorus
One life is falling faster, mobile matter, falling through the seams
Two times until disaster, pouring after, without appeal
The third unfolds with laughter, velvet hammer, carbon in to steel
Only concealing answers, cryptic dancers, knowing the unreal

2
Four slips though, you'll crack your head in two
Five Oh Five, a random time review
Six countdowns, you've been this way before
Just another subtext to underscore
(Losing track of where it all began)
Jumbled, mumbled, and scrambled inside your mind
(Perpetual reduplication)
Semantic satiation, a dulling aberration

Bridge

Failing. Everything I thought would last for
Eternity. Now they crumble one by one. Silently, become undone.
It's killing me. All the raging swells
Inside of me. Lost the way so long before, now I've lost sight of the shore.
Hold me. Let me feel the warmth and love I knew to be
Back before my world devolved. Back to when our hearts resolved to never, never let go
Track Name: MIC
Run through the fire
Crawl through the rain
Look over your shoulder
And you can feel the phantom gain
It stalks your soul
White blinding snowfall
It never, ever ends
Just when you see the clearing
The blackened fog begins to descend

Endless wars and they lies they feed
Giving birth to inhumanity
In the name of patriotic creed
Flaming death is the blossomed seed
A warning cry falls on deaf ears
No time for tears, just grinding gears
Say a pledge, give a salute
Wave a flag, but never face the truth

Hide in the cellar
And hope death does not call
But if you should not make it
Know it was for a "good cause"
You didn't die in vain
Will someone light a candle
And say a prayer for peace
But the power of a million candles
Does not stand a chance
Against the profit beast
Track Name: Broken Gift
(Verse 1)
Dim light, diffused sight
Prismatic shades of gray
Muted sounds, swirl around
Enveloping with an undertow, pulling ever down

(Pre chorus)
One hand up, One hand down, One hand forward, One unbound
(Always seen, without eyes, lost in place, no reprise)

(Verse 2)
False hope, an errant trope
A grasp beyond the reach
Altered mind, further misaligned
Unmoored and sent to drift through the open breach

(Chorus)
A broken gift, given by a hand unseen, the owner marked to dwell in a land between, looking out into eternity, without means to understand its fate


(Verse 3)
Blue trees, rivers green
Close, but not the same
Dare to dream, beyond the seams
For the boundaries are well beyond the mortal frame
Track Name: Endless Thoughts
Lyrics and music by Victor Snow

Into your mind delusions crawl and find a space
Pushing back behind and germinating in the darkness

Chorus
Endless thoughts are mindless thoughts, unless you put them piece by piece
And form a message that you can communicate

Your sight is a vision that brings you to a decision
To a junction of function and meaningless fate


Your conscious mind, finds sleep that substitutes for peace
A dark disguise, allowing all your fears to seep

Chorus
Endless thoughts are mindless thoughts, unless you put them piece by piece
And form a message that you can communicate

Your sight is a vision that brings you to a decision
To a junction of function and meaningless fate

Construct your own illusions - to reach your own conclusions
The only casualty is truth - but that's inconsequential
Cause you're in love with the only one - that really matters
Feed on vapid dreams as you climb down the ladder
Track Name: Undead Dance - Bonus Track 1
The undead dance
Don't lose your pants
While you're eating all those brains
And those disgusting remains
The undead dance
It's not romance
It's just some helter skelter flailing
Some stomping and some wailing

When you wake up in the graveyard and your face has melted to the bone
Just put one scabby leg before the other and give a moan

The undead dance
Worms in your pants
You have to move all by yourself
Cause no one else can stand the smell
The undead dance
It's not romance
It's just some helter skelter flailing
Some stomping and some wailing

You didn't ask to be this way, but you may as well have some fun
Jump around and kick the ground and watch the silly people try to run


The undead dance
Don't lose your pants
While you're eating all those brains
And those disgusting remains
The undead dance
It's not romance
It's just some helter skelter flailing
Some stomping and some wailing

The undead dance
Don't lose your pants
While you're eating all those brains
And those disgusting remains
The undead dance
Worms in your pants
You have to move all by yourself
Cause no one else can stand the smell


The undead dance
Don't lose your pants
While you're eating all those brains
And those disgusting remains
The undead dance
It's not romance
It's just some helter skelter flailing
Some stomping and some wailing
Track Name: T-Rex vs. Demolitions Man Bonus Track 2
T-Rex vs Demolitions Man
Lyrics and Music by Victor Snow. Sound effects and closing vocal by Alaric Snow
Characters created by Alaric Snow

Verse 1
Trex. Brought back to life with a few enhancements to save the day
Fire breathing, axes heaving, a monster warrior that's hard to slay
Now he faces his ultimate foe, a 100 foot tall Demolitions Man
Master of explosions and implosions, but he cannot stop clapping his hands

Chorus
Trex vs Demolitions ma-a-an
Get out of the way of the fighting, if you still can
Trex vs Demolitions ma-a-an
Locked in epic battle, across the burning land

Verse 2
TRex is spewing fire and his axes slice the morning sky
Some get caught in all the clapping, but the fire hits Dman right in the eye
But the Man keeps stomping, quaking the ground below
He picks up cars and trees and his endless dynamite he throws and throws

Bridge (spoken)
Folks, It's a melee of missiles, axes, fire, and a lot of roaring
Whoa, Trex is making his move, hes trying to dodge Dman's bombs as he closes in
But Dman sees him coming and with a mighty clap, he catches TRex's head
Trex lunges and They both go down. Who will be left standing when the dust clears?