An Introduction to

by The Sighs of Monsters

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1.
I Hear Drums 03:24
They’re not police, I heard him say They’re men of guitar, they’re okay, (he said.) Is it the skin? Is it the car? If they want to kill us, we’ll have to drive far, (get away) Every time I’m in this town I see the hate, it brings me down But I hear drums! I hear drums! The future’s bleak, and the past is dead Sirens and screaming fill my head Her son’s been stabbed, she’s seventy-five The shebeen turned on him, and she’s still alive, (so sad) But no one cries, it was the third that night the ambulance took him, just another fight (too bad). Every time I’m in this town I see the hate, it brings me down But I hear drums! I hear drums! Just a bed and a stove, no windows here The air is stale, the cupboard's bare, no food You can try to be human, and lose it bit by bit to flies on a donkey carcass, and the smell of shit Hope on his knees, Hope struggles and stands, and life goes on, while there’s strength in his hands, still strength Every time I’m in this town I see the hate, it brings me down But I hear drums! But I hear drums! I hear drums!
2.
Hearing airhorns, vuvuzelas, houses emptied for miles around. The sound of exhaled breath dragging in the throat. Sounds of braying crowds. Does it need voicing? 'The winner will win. Now the winner will win.' Never felt such heaviness. Such incessant, tireless weight. Sometimes it is what it is. Sometimes it is what it is. Sometimes there aren't any factors, vectors, choices. Can smell breath, carping, honking, whistling... Hear them: 'Sometime, the winner will win. Will win.' No shit. Sounds of breathing. The sounds of breathing. The sound of breathing. What a stale stench. What intransigence. This body should have been pulped and the mind gone. Gone. Have barely felt such heaviness. Such incessant, tireless weight. Have never felt such willingness. They think the winner would win.
3.
How do you think it feels when you waste your time hearing lies and bum deals and who can you trust when the fragments of your life begins to rust It takes a long, long, long, long long time before you live again without the fear that love is pain and you don’t know if you will trust again anyone in the game The more you live, the more you lose the more you have to deal with and confuse you think someone cares for you so you can’t divide the lies from what’s true It takes a long, long, long, long long time before you live again without the fear that love is pain and you don’t know if you will trust again anyone in the game How do you think it feels when the love you gave’s betrayed nothing is real and what are you supposed to do? when suddenly there’s nothing left in plain view It takes a long, long, long, long long time before you live again without the fear that love is pain and you don’t know if you will trust again anyone in the game
4.
I do not oscillate You do not oscillate He does not oscillate We do not oscillate You do not oscillate They do not oscillate I did not oscillate You did not oscillate He did not oscillate We did not oscillate You did not oscillate They did not oscillate Do not oscillate Let’s not oscillate Do not oscillate I will not oscillate You will not oscillate He will not oscillate We will not oscillate You will not oscillate They will not oscillate Do not oscillate Let’s not oscillate Do not oscillate
5.
Jack 04:48
'Give me my jack! I want my jack back!' 'What are you talking about? I don't know about a jack.' 'Someone's took my jack and I want it back. It was outside my door and now it's gone – who's got it?' 'I haven't got your jack, you must have forgot where you put it.' 'I didn't forget anything – it was there and someone took it. It's mine and someone took it and I want it back. I need it – you find it – you get me back my jack!' 'How would I know where your jack is if I didn't take it? What do you think I'm going to do with a jack?' 'One of your friends has got it – all the time, they're traipsing through this place. One of them saw the jack against my door and they took it on their way out! – you'll phone them and you'll get it.' 'None of my friends have took your jack!' 'Give it! Get it! I want my jack – I need it back!' 'And I told you I haven't got it.' 'Your friends-!' 'They haven't got it!' 'You can't be sure!' 'Listen! – you must've misplaced it. Lost it.' 'You brought the trouble to this house You brought the trouble brought the trouble brought the trouble to this house... and I'm sick of it!' You brought the trouble to this house – I'm sick of it, sick of it You brought the trouble to this house – I'm sick of it, sick of it You brought the trouble to this house – I'm sick of it, sick of it You brought the trouble to this house – I'm sick of it, sick of it 'Oi – hey – what's going on?' 'One of his friends took my jack!' 'No – he lost it. I don't know anything about what happened to his jack.' 'You saw it.' 'When?' 'Sitting against my door – till someone walked by and took it.' 'Listen–' 'I want it back! I want it back!' 'Listen a second-' 'Someone took it!' 'I want my jack! I want my jack back! Give me my jack – I want my jack back... Give me my jack – I want my jack back... Give me my jack – I want my jack back... Give me my jack – I want my jack back... Give me my jack – I want my jack back... Give me my jack – I want my jack back... Give me my jack – I want my jack back... ...picked up my jack – one of your friends....! Look – I want it back...I want my damn jack back!!!' 'You're not listening to me!' 'I'm sick of it!' 'I'm done – you're not listening.' 'Come back you-' <bang, thump> '– no!' 'Ey!' '...my jack back-' 'Ah!' <scuffle> '...you...!' 'Heh stop this - this isn't...' 'I want it back!' <crash> 'Ah!' 'You brought the trouble to this house!' You brought the trouble brought the trouble brought the trouble to this house. 'Ah...huh! – uh...' 'I told you to stop it!' 'Let him go!' 'Then keep him back!' <stumble> 'You brought the trouble in this house!' 'Shut up!' 'Up you get...' 'My....'
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Drawing 02:40

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This free compilation is a quick introduction to the Sighs of Monsters, featuring tracks from their first two studio albums, plus a bonus track.

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released November 19, 2016

The Sighs of Monsters are: Dean Sobers, Brett Lock, Chris Houston and David Toube.

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The Sighs of Monsters is a band from London, though none have the same passport. The Sighs of Monsters love albums - the classic albums you can listen to from beginning to end - so that's what they set out to make.

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