This Dance

by Street Rat

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Daniel Schmitt Nice one from down under! Favorite track: In Bloom.
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Sam Bradshaw Well produced summertime melancholy - with lots of different instrumentation that adds to its clever composition. Favorite track: Comfort.
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Mr.J.B. every song is brilliant....need this on vinyl!!! respect street Rat Favorite track: Willing To Fall.
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Andrew Jervis Soulful debut from a Jordan Rakei collaborator. Favorite track: Absent Minds.
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FEDERICA LINKE This is incredibly good! Favorite track: Absent Minds.
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Phil Hirvela Oh man. This is a killer drop from Street Rat. He's a swell guy.
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released May 29, 2016

All songs written, arranged, recorded, produced & mixed by Imraan Paleker.
Mastered by Peet Gardner.

Artwork by Imraan Paleker.

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U̖̹͒̓̓̊̿̏̋͠'̡̮̘͇̘̳̣ͬ́̓͌̓̓̓͋v̶̲̦̭̩̯̱͌̎͂ͪ̐e̝̮ͥ͗͋͐̂̽̚ ̵̤̻̝̝͈̻͔̓̓̔ͧ̋ͩ͛ͪ͟͝h͇͂̂ͮ̏́̉ͩͬ̓͝e̴̬͕͈͑̑̐́a̷̪͕̲̼̘̼̜ͥ̾̔̿̊̔̋̽͋͝ř͎̗̗ͣ͂ͣ̈́͗ͥ̕d̈́̋̓̏̽̔͛̕͏̛̜̟ ̸̨̘̺̩͕̟͉̞̏̿ͨͩ͠ĩ̖͍̫̼̲͇̪̏̊̈̕ẗ̙̞̣͔̬̙́̒͂ͪͦ̽͜ ̖̜̏̃͆̚͞͠a̮̭̗̞̠̺ͨ͋ͣ͋͑̇͗͐͞l̛̜̗̞͕̆͜l̼̘̖̖̲̱̝̰ͮͯ̋̋ͩ̃͛̓ ̔̔ͩ̂͏͖̯̩̫b̛̺͓̝̣̬̠͚͋͆̒̓̕4̨͇͎̠̥̬̻̝̺͌̈̔̏ͬ̏ͣ͐͢ ... more

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Track Name: Absent Minds
Don't know what you've been fighting for
At least you're still keeping score
10 to 1
You lied to everyone

Buried heads down in the dirt
Just pretend for what it's worth
Be careful of what you've heard
An earful of empty words
Fall in line
Absent minds

Don't know what you're still fighting for
Bitterness you ignore
Soon we'll all be gone
A line will be drawn

Buried heads down in the dirt
Just pretend for what it's worth
Be careful of what you've heard
An earful of empty words
Fall in line
Absent minds

"Í̴̧͔̮̻͍g̟̝̱̫̤͙̙̻̣͝n̴̢͔͙͕o̞ͅr͜͏̶̠̟͙̖a̱̭͠n͎͈̦̝͖̻ć̨̪̮̦͕̗̮̞͠e͉̪̼̪ ̻̼̠͉̭̫̭̣̕ì̥͍͎́͝s̢̧͉̹͚̼̣̠ ̷̭̝̯̟̩͡B̪̲̭̮͖̘͎̦͉͢͝l̰̖̙̫̖̙̜͘͟͝í̧̝̬͈̫̰̮̣̠̤ṣ̦͚͖̬̻͍͇̀ś̴̫̠̖͔.̕͢͏̳͚̞̗̣ ͔̻̥͈͇͖̻͠͡B̷̨͉͔̱͞l͖̟͉̼͡i͓̤s͠҉̼̺͍s̪̩ ͇̙́̀͠ị̢̜͔͢s̛͇͕͈̼͕̪̕ͅ ͏̵̠̖̱͍̪̗͇͇S̡̫̮̞̺è̩̳̼̘̫͍͚͍d̨̞̰̪̩͎̯͎a͏͙͓͈͙̗t͕̭̝́ì̢̘̪̬̹͙͠o̢̹͍̯̩ͅn̫͙͚̘͘"
Track Name: Comfort
Could you comfort this helpless fool?
Lay down my flaws all over you
I've made a mess that I can't clean
Incoherent, still listening
Drawn to your light til I see straight
Forget my words for your own sake
And if I ask please don't tell
Am I lying to myself?

Am I lying to myself?

My tired song is on repeat
You say it all when you barely speak
But if I ask please don't tell
Am I lying to myself?

Am I lying to myself?

"S̨̘̖è̢̲̱̣̼̣͚̰̠̞̕ę͕̖̥͖̜͔̗̗k̶̛̬͕̘͕͙̤͓̝̞ ̴͕͍r̢̧̲͍̹̙͍͇e̗͙̬f̸̢̱̹̲̼͔ͅu̖̖̯̯ǵ̳̤̬e̠̗̳͔̜̥͍̩͢ ̸̼̲͇̞̰̯̣f͘͏̗̜̥͖̰r̮̰o̶̡̪͎̼̱͈̩̞͝m̙̲̩̘̞̩̙͢ͅ ̨̲̩̰t̪͉͡ḫ̸̞̙͇̼͝é͈̜̥͟ ̭̹̜̫̲͎͞ͅt̛̘̯̗̤͜r̶͖̗̪̞̩ͅu̞̳͚̹̜̯̕t̶̯̟̟͉̖̼̟ḥ̴͓̱̪̜̱͞"
Track Name: In Bloom
We dance until our feet fall off
The ground is hard our soles are soft
Spin round until we don't see straight
A chance to live ignoring fate

In Bloom

We talk all night of dreams and fears
You talk all night I'm borrowed ears
Now where you stand's painfully clear
One false move you disappear

In Bloom

My time is up my part is done
See I'm not to be the one
Still holding on all the while
Still captivated by your smile

In Bloom

"U̬̗̱̕͞ǹ̖͙͙͙̰̼̠̬̘͘d̪̖͔͈̜̙é̵̵͎̳͎̼̯̭̖͙̝r̸̙͍͜s̶̸̠̜̱̫̹̰͡t̴҉̺͈͓̠̦̖̗͍̥͞a̜̺̞͓̝̲̪̱n̯͓̦̹̤̻̰̥͢͟d̞̜͕͈̖̖̺ḭ̞̜͔̘n̴҉̗͔̼̖̦̭̱͈g̴̛͇̣̟̮̗ͅ ̡̛͔̞̥̀a͙͕͢n̶̫͠d̪̩͍̖̪͡ ͍͈̬̭̻̠̘̣͞a̴҉͏̜̝͈̣͉ć̨̗̜̗̤̺͔̟͔c͓̭̬͖̭̗͞e̴҉̲̱͎͈͎ͅp̜͕͘t̷͍̖̳i̢̬̗̣͝n̛͈̤͍̙͈̱g̷̵̴͙̼͎̭ ͏͖̲͚̠ḁ͚͙̦̱̳̥̖͟r͙̤̭̳̀͘͡e̶̳̦̹̕ ̨̛̼̩͎̕t̶̡͉ͅw͏̦̼̻̦̰̖̭̀o͍̘͔͚̪̕͝ ͚̗̺̘̦͠d̤͙̲̱̞̥í̼̮̣̣f̻̭̮̞͈̩͔̫f̤͎̤͙̺͇̫̬e̗̞̱̕͘r̳̟̳̖̳͉̠͖͘e̢͇͉̦͚̦͙͟͞n̷̙̠̬̮̻t͚̗̥͖͙̟̺̳̝ ̤̦͕͎̹̘̬̻̤t͕̝͖͟h̙i̧̧̮͎̣n̡҉̼̱̩̟̦̻̞̹ģ͇̖s̷̷̢̱͙̻̰͖̻̮̠͕"
Track Name: Desperate
At season's turn you were afraid
To see the world in different shades
Hold it close, hold it tight
Desperate, knuckles white
Desperate

Never knowing what this will become
We're just tying knots that only come undone
Feel it slipping out from underneath your thumb
I think we're done

Follow the breeze it's all you can...
... do...

You hold it close, you hold it tight
Desperate, knuckles white
You don't feel right, you don't feel right
You don't feel right, you don't feel right

Shifting sands, falling leaves
Swirling storms, waving seas
We're all caught in the breeze
In the breeze, in the breeze

"F̪͖l̝̤o͖̩̣̗̗͎̦̘̪w̨̪̥̘̝̠̰ ͏̭̮͎w̩͇͢i̷͖̻̹̮͜t̴̞́͟ḥ̠̀ ̣̖͙̭̣̜̗̹͡t̪̕h҉̩͖̪̥̀e̕͞͏̪̦͚ͅ ̻͡w̛̩͙͝͝i̢̛͍̭͈͇̮̯̕n͏̵̺͈̦̳d͈͇̘̰̜͘ ̷̯͍͝ǫ̷͉̞̲͕̮̤́r̴̷͍̥͖ ̵͇̝͙͇̼̲͙͙͝l̥̫̭͉̻͕͢e̷͚̺̝̺͍͙͘͜t͏̮̙ ̵̵̻̻̫̥̩i҉̶͕̺̳̝t̶̴̟̬̭ ̸̛̺͈͎̩̱̟̤̩b̵̶̡̭̜͓̞̼̤͙̝̤l̸̨̛̥͉͙̟ó̰̟̦̞̘ẃ̨̟̲͓͔̱̫ ̢̥̹̫͔̼̟̠͡y̖͕͕̬̬̪͚͍͟͝ò͖͎̭̜͇̳̞͔u̵̷̞̪͇̬̦ ̖̰̩͈̰͔̱͡o͠͏̝͇̠̹̳̮̰̙v̩͕͕̜̤͟͜e͜͏͖̠̹̲͔r̬͓̖̯͢͠"
Track Name: Willing To Fall
Could it ever be something that's unseen?
Cause we're searching for a perfection pure
Patience a virtue, don't let time hurt you
And so we dance to the sands of the hourglass

I'm willing to fall, I'm willing to fall
I'm willing to fall even if it's nothing at all

Patience wearing thin, how long has it been?
Seems we've danced too long to a single song
And so we let go and spin out of control
Find some grounding or face flat on the floor

I'm willing to fall, I'm willing to fall
I'm willing to fall even if it's nothing at all

"P҉̫̳̀͡é͇̲͈͕̜̫̰̕ͅŗ̦̝̣̗̕f̴̸͎̹̟̣̣͇͟ḙ̡͕͉̩̙̰̯͇͠c̶̘ţ̡̛̠̝̱̞̟̘͍̘ì҉̰͎̳͍͓o̯̮͘͠n͓͖̙͞ ̫̣̥͓͙͓͕̤̺ḭ͔̙͇̖͎̻͞ͅṣ̭̟͡ ̣̼e̺̪̙͔͍̘̕͡x̸̢͕́a̠̝̝̞c̤̱̩̱͔͕̭̦͙͡t̮̗̖ĺ̡̫̞͎͈̭̺͟y̹͔͇̜̝̥̠̤͘͠ͅ ̼̙̱̖̤͕ͅn̨̠̩o̝̬̠͍͙̱ṯ̛͙̗̫̥́ ̩̳̝̩̖͢t̟̘̼͜͜͠h̵̭͓̀a̵̸̢͉̖̱̼̞t͏̪̬̙̲̟̫"