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It Sparks! (Single)

by THOUSAND YARD STARE

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    Tracklisting :
    1. It Sparks! (Single Version)
    2. Tragedy No.6 (Pastoral Version)
    3. It Sparks! (Homespun Demo Version)

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IT SPARKS ! TO THE TAIL ENDERS BURNING EMBERS THROUGH THE NIGHT FOR THE UPENDED LEFT SUSPENDED IN THEIR PLIGHT TO THE CONSTRICTED LEFT AFFLICTED BY THEIR HOPES TO THOSE WHO’VE BOXED IT CLEVER AND ARE NOW PINNED UP ON THE ROPES... WHEN IT GOES DARK… TO THE DOWN TRODDEN WHO HAVE FALLEN DOWN THE CRACKS FOR THOSE WHO LET THE FIRE GO OUT AND WANT TO GET IT BACK BUT THEN IT SPARKS ! AND THE FIRE STARTS IF MY INKLING IS TRUE THEN THE KINDLING’S IN YOU FOR THE SLOPE SLIPPERS FEELING SHIVERS DOWN THEIR SPINES TO THE WITH-HELD WHO FEEL COMPELLED TO SAY THEIR FINE TO THE ENCUMBERED LEFT OUTNUMBERED IN THE CROWD TO THE HEARTBROKEN LEFT AWOKEN UN-AVOWED TO THE BANKRUPTED LEFT CORRUPTED , OVERWHELMED THE KISS GOODBYE-RS WHO ARE LIARS TO THEMSELVES WHEN IT GOES DARK BUT THEN IT SPARKS ! AND THE FIRE STARTS IF THE INKLING IS TRUE THEN THE KINDLING’S IN YOU THEN IT SPARKS !
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ITS SO INERT HERE A SMALL TOWN WITH A CROOKED NAME PERFECT SURROUNDINGS AND NOTHING PASSES DOWN IT’S LANES THERE’S BEEN A MURDER A TRAGEDY AT NO.6 WHO’S THE USURPER THREATENING WITH PYROTECHNICS? IT’S THE QUIET ONES WHO KILL YOUR FRIENDS, KILL YOUR FRIENDS IT’S THE QUIET ONES THAT STRAIGHTEN BENDS, STRAIGHTEN BENDS IT’S SO ALIVE HERE! NOW THERE’S SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT NEVER WOULD HAVE BELIEVED IT THE BOY HAD HIS WHOLE LIFE MAPPED OUT SO HOW MUCH FURTHER? IT’S CASUALTY NO.6 I FEAR FOR OUR SAFETY WHEN WALKING BACK FROM AEROBICS IT’S THE QUIET ONES WHO KILL YOUR FRIENDS, KILL YOUR FRIENDS IT’S THE QUIET ONES THAT STRAIGHTEN BENDS, STRAIGHTEN BENDS I DIDNT MEAN TO HARM ANYONE JUST NEEDED SOME ATTENTION IF YOU CAN RECOGNISE ME PLEASE GIVE MY NAME A MENTION SO I LOST MYSELF FOR A WHILE IN A CONSTANT FIGHT WITH MIDDLE AGE JUST NEEDED A MOMENT TO GET MYSELF ON THE FRONT PAGE
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It Sparks! is something of a call to arms to rekindle lost fires, a rallying cry for optimism and fighting back, a list of character traits we can all identify with at one time or another set to a vivacious guitar sonance. “I feel there is alot of disillusionment and apathy around, and doesn’t do us harm to remind ourselves we can make a positive stance, either personally or collectively” opines singer Stephen Barnes. “The sentiment is more about an getting an arm around the shoulder rather than a punch to the gut, and we all need that from time to time.”

TYS last released new material in 2018 ; eight tracks divided into two EPs, gaining BBC Radio 6 Music support and acclaimed as a “triumphant return” in the media. “I think we all intended the Deepdreaming and Stargrazing EPs to be our final sonic chapter, a way to round off our renaissance before retiring gracefully…” Barnes continues. “We are immensely proud of them, and knew it would take something special for us to venture back into the studio”.

But venture back they have, and if the rousing nature of It Sparks! is anything to go by, it is more than just a prophetic title.

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released September 27, 2019

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Thousand Yard Stare UK

Thousand Yard Stare were formed in 1988 in Slough, Berkshire, releasing several EPs that reached the top of the indie charts in 1991-2, and 2 LPs for Polydor. The band have recently reformed to sell out gigs throughout the UK described by critics as "a band who are as good - if not better - than when they were the next big thing back in the early 90's" (DIS) ... more

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