by Sell Crazy

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3 is the culmination of six years of work. Systematic Panic is the oldest song on the album and began its life in 2005 with the SongFight competition. Shattered Into Pieces, the youngest of the songs, was written in 2010. Along the way many songs have been written, re-worked, re-recorded and left by the wayside. They've been performed, cheered, misunderstood and sometimes even met with stony silence. 3 is a labour of love and at its heart it's about love. And relationships. But most of all it's about automatons. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we've enjoyed making it.


released April 25, 2010

All songs written and recorded by Sell Crazy.
Artwork by Adam Duncan.


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Track Name: End Of All
Too much thinking kills romance
I can't stop and leave to chance
Our fate or these stubborn ways
That turn love into malaise

It's the end of it all
And the boyfriend's got to fall
It's the end of it all
And the boyfriend's got to fall

I can't coerce you back to bed
Because the fears that fill my head
Have left a turmoil in our lives
And our expectations died

And it don't feel right
Say what you say
And it don't feel right anyway

It's the end of, end of, end of all
Track Name: Systematic Panic
Take, take what you know
And then run, 'cos they won't let you go
Run, run don't be slow
Your mind's gone, from too long on your own

I had a girl, I had a girl
Took me to court
I had a girl, I had a girl
Took me to court

Love it burns
And you can't hide, no
You can't hide, oh no

Systematic panic, systematic panic

No, no you don't show
The cracks appearing, splitting you from head to toe
Fear, fear it will flow
The panic fills you and it won't let you go
Take, take what you know
And then run, 'cos they won't let you go
Run, run don't be slow
Your mind's gone, from too long on your own
Track Name: Shena
Shena, Shena where the fuck are ya?

Blue eyed girl, take the money, take the songs
Your mind's not strong, but your heart's all there
Come back here, all fucked up, all is wrong
The words don't fit, though the meanings lay bare

Even if I see her, oh it'll never be right

Where is Shena?
She's not there

Another rainy day, what a country, what went wrong?
Tangled up forever by a bitch that don't care
Trapped by feeling, can't move back, can't move on
Lost in the whining of a singing solitaire
Track Name: One Less
Oh, there's fighting on the news inside
Twisted up in knots and tears
Feeling no sleep tonight
Drunk at the cash machine says
You wouldn't last ten seconds
Not even ten whole seconds
Fighting in a war like Vietnam
And I've never held a gun before
Never marched or conquered anything
I guess he's right
He turned to me and said
I had to kill a man
I killed a foreign man
It tears you up inside would you believe

And I would love life to be with you
Oh but it can't be 'cos I've fucked it up
And that's the truth
And I would love life to be with you
Oh but it can't be 'cos I've fucked it up
And that's the truth, oh what's the use

Try dealing with insomnia
Colour fades to grey in everything
I hate the light
You never liked to fight
You just ran away and hid
You ran away from me
And now I realise just what I've done

I'm one less, one less, one less
Thing you've got to care about
Track Name: Leaving Town
Oh there's people saying things about the underground
But why should I care 'cos I hate this town
And the only thing that was keeping me here was you
And now you're telling me that
You could never love me and you're sorry for that
Well that's not your fault, that's just life I guess
What you're wishing for, if only it could come true

And the girl that you want
Is leaving town today
And the one thing you need
She'll never give
She'll never give
She'll never give away

Flood of tears
These years
Well we're throwing them away, anyway

And the landlord's coming round saying pay the rent
How do you cope, when the money's been spent
And you're telling yourself but you just can't face the truth
Track Name: The Reckoning
You've got so many bloody facets, that's great
More confusing than mathematics, to date
You smoother every little exchange, in words
To understand I'd need a sex change, absurd

Why must you always go?
To those places that I don't want go

And there will be a reckoning
And you'll see
You will know the suffering
You've caused me

I'm living through the Krypton Factor, can't wait
'Till I can cheat and see the answers, too late
You've gone and changed all of the questions, I'm screwed
The target that I tried to aim for, you moved
Track Name: Don't Give In
You say that lately everything is wrong
And what's the point of thinking different, thinking different
Something has been lost you can't explain
The way it was or what you're feeling, what you're feeling
Even though I know that you are still in pain
It's not your fault, so no more crying, no more crying
What a pair of fools you and I, to be this way
Oh are we stupid, are we stupid

The things that you said, oh
You still could have anything
How you've bled, oh
You still could have anything
That you want
You want
You want

I think you're a little like me
But you don't know where to begin
You can't take it all to heart
So don't give in, don't give in, don't give in

The storm has come and washed away the shit
And we are left and there's no more hiding, no more hiding
What a pair of fools you and I
To be this way, oh are we stupid, are we stupid
Track Name: The Wiser
Foolish intent has finally conquered me
Paying the price for indiscreet company
Dreading the rush that comes with something so obscene exposed
And so I tiptoe round your gaze

As you get the wiser, I slip gently to my knees
We've managed to turn our life to soap op parody
The loveless triumvirate of you and her and me
It's pulled all our worlds apart with shocking heartfelt ease

Tell me I'm wrong that love has left our lives
Nothing can change this awful compromise
Living like rats, inside a sinking ship that no one dares
To say, we brought upon ourselves

And everyone hates it now you're gone
If only I could put right the wrong
Everyone hates it now you're gone
I'm hoping a Quantum Leap will come
Track Name: Automatons
Tension I know you feel it too
As we walk tightropes here tonight
Pressure unseen is boiling up
There's no escaping its bite

So you drive your head into the sand
And try to ignore the spite
So you drive your head into the sand
But that does nothing to right

The fear and loathing, wrapped in sheep's clothing
A politics so ugly and forlorn
The twisted world view, pushed by those few
Emotionless and sick automatons

Resist their charms and smiles that hide
The true intentions we face
Live for the day it all comes down
And differences are embraced

We must pull their heads from out their arse
And make them see the light
We must pull their heads from out their arse
And chose our place to fight
Track Name: Sleep Peacefully
You know you'll never get away
It's coming for you
You know you'll never get away
You're tired and blue
And you think you might go crazy

Take my left hand
Sleep peacefully

Calling me up again at three
It's all got too much
Crying into your cup of tea
You're working through lunch
And I think you might amaze me

And I think we might have made it

Looking at me so serious
Swept up by the race
Blinking back tears until I put
My arms round your waist
And I tell you that I love you
Track Name: Shattered Into Pieces
So love has finally come to this
A goodbye and an awkward kiss
A parting of our separate way
To live like strangers every day

You gave a little then you took it back
Pulling away until my conscience lapsed

We could pretend, that we cared
Enough to bend, if we weren't
Shattered into pieces, by it all
Shattered into pieces, by the fall

It's not a question of desire
But more a function of the fire
That failed to burn for long enough
To pull us onward through the rough

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