Trick of the Light Tour

by Arlenderre

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about

This was simply the weirdest tour that ever took place. Arlenderre and his band would turn up in a city chosen at random, announce a venue and appear that evening in front of an unbelieving crowd. The entourage then moved on and repeated the process a few days later in another city. The organisation and logistics were challenging to say the least. Sometimes the band stayed in fans homes because hotels couldn't be booked in time. Sometimes they slept in the trucks used to transport the equipment. There were even nights when they camped out in the open and slept under the stars.

But one thing for sure, the tour was exciting and a huge amount of fun. When venues couldn't be arranged, the band put on free shows in abandoned commercial buildings or on derelict land and parking lots. A couple of times they were actually arrested for trespassing and contravening health and safety regulations. So at times it got a bit scary, but it was fantastic to be part of the experience - reminiscent of the hippie days of the 1960's and a real rock and roll road show.

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released May 14, 2014

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Arlenderre England, UK

Arlenderre is something of an enigma. A completely independent singer/songwriter with no intentions of becoming part of the music industry circus. He prefers the artistic freedom of the underground movement where he has built up a huge following of dedicated fans. He tours extensively and has a great rapport and respect for his audience. These tracks were all recorded at his live performances. ... more

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Track Name: Shattered Dreams
You can't go on
Building your world upon shattered dreams
You can't go on living your life in the past
Oh, no, you've got to learn to realise
It wasn't what it seems
Foolish plans in careless hands
It was never gonna last

You can't go on
Wasting your love on a broken heart
You can't go on wanting what's already gone
Oh, no, you've got to realise that you're worlds apart
Distant days, a different place
It's over and done

Just don't go on wishing and turning your hopes
Into shattered dreams
The pieces are missing just look around
There's nothing there
Don't think that there's somebody waiting
Who understands how it feels
No one's gonna know
No one's gonna care

You can't go on
Hiding away from reality
You can't go on seeking what you'll never find
Oh, no, you've got to learn to realise it's all fantasy
Twisted views, altered truths
You're losing your mind

Just don't go on wishing and turning your hopes
Into shattered dreams
The pieces are missing just look around
There's nothing there
Don't think that there's somebody waiting
Who understands how it feels
No one's gonna know
No one's gonna care
Track Name: Lovers Make You Cry
Well, I’ve lived my life like a rolling stone
By myself and on my own
Travelling like my feet don't touch the ground
But I've let some people get close to me
Closer than they ought to be
And all they ever seemed to do was let me down

Lovers make you cry
Lovers always break your heart
Hold you like they'll never let you go
Then they tell a lie
Then they tear your world apart
Better if you just keep on moving down the road

Well, I've heard them say what I want to hear
When all my troubles disappear
And make me feel like I'm the only one
And yesterday's old broken schemes
Were turning into hopes and dreams
And then tomorrow all my chances gone

Lovers make you cry
Lovers always break your heart
Hold you like they'll never let you go
Then they tell a lie
Then they tear your world apart
Better if you just keep on moving down the road
Track Name: Like A Fool
Now I can hear them laugh
Is it so amusing?
There are only strangers here
And all so cruel
And I know what they’re thinking
There are no lovers
Like a fool

Who needs these people now?
I’m tired of losing
Who needs their lukewarm hearts
That quickly cool?
When I know what they’re saying
There are no lovers
Like a fool

Things seem so different now
I see right through their lies
And when I need the truth
I just look in their eyes

The walls they build themselves
Are of their choosing
They’re so convinced their dreams
Will all come true
And all the while they tell me
There are no lovers
Like a fool
Track Name: As Cold As Ice
The nights are colder, closing in on me
But I remember how it used to be
Now I feel I’m sinking under
Everything just seems to get me down

There used to be a time I know
It never felt like that
I used to see a love light in your eyes
Melting rivers of gold
Too hot to hold
Now your heart’s as cold as ice

The nights seem longer, just go on and on
And now I wonder where the love has gone
Just the sound of distant thunder
It's all over and done

There used to be a time I know
It never felt like that
I used to see a love light in your eyes
Melting rivers of gold
Too hot to hold
Now your heart’s as cold as ice
Track Name: Living In This City
Living in this city
People looking out for pity
All you see around is
Loneliness and fear
Don't know what they're gaining
Always crying and complaining
They're convinced we'll never
Make it out of here
But I know they're wrong
Don't you listen to them
If you'll only believe in me
We could make life
What we want it to be

If we stand and fight
You know it's gonna be alright
Loving you is sheer delight
What more could we ask?
We can only reach the highest height
When you and me are taking flight
We're heading for the stars tonight
We're never coming back

Living in this city
Where the neon lights are pretty
But they're only there
To hide you from the truth
We could leave it all behind us
And go where they'll never find us
There's nothing here
So what have we to lose?
Cos I know they're wrong
Don't you listen to them
If you'll only believe in me

If we stand and fight
You know it's gonna be alright
Loving you is sheer delight
What more could we ask?
We can only reach the highest height
When you and me are taking flight
We're heading for the stars tonight
We're never coming back
Track Name: Rosie's Bar
Let's go down to Rosie's Bar
Well I could use a drink
And show those turncoats who we are
And tell them what we think
Cut them down to size
And damn their lies
Damn their hearts
And damn their eyes
A new day's just begun
And we're still moving on

So let's go down to Rosie's Bar
Though there might be a fight
Cos this time they've all gone too far
Let's show them we were right
How we'd read the signs
Of the changing times
Not just open mouths
And closed up minds
Their old ways are all done
But we're still moving on

Those halcyon days are in the past
And their constant ways are changing fast
Gonna wake up with the sun
And we're still moving on
Track Name: Run For Your Life
Down in the sewer there's a new game
Selling tears just to cloud up your eyes
Then they stab you in the back
When you're sleeping
Down in the gutter there's a new way
You can't tell the truth from the lies
And they steal all the secrets your keeping

Better run for your life
You're in danger
You taught your children too well
Now they're taking sweets from a stranger
In this hell

Up on a cloud they put an angel
With a smile that could turn you to stone
Yet they're down on their knees and they're praying
Hiding in the shadows is the jackal
He's waiting to get you alone
Then he's in for the kill and the slaying

Better run for your life
No use fighting
He's prepared for the battle too well
And he'll cut you faster than lightning
In this hell

Down in the ground are the memories
But they may as well have never been born
For they lived and they died all for nothing
Out on a limb are the dreamers
But the chances they hoped for are gone
And hate is the new way of loving

Better run for your life
Can't you see it?
We all know the answer too well
But some just don't want to believe it
In this hell
Track Name: She's Not For You
I used to think that they were trying to be cruel
And I'd lose my head
Trying to make me look like some kind of fool
Every time they said

She's not for you
You're from the wrong side of the track
Better walk right back
She moves too fast
She doesn't show it
But she's out of your class
And don't think she doesn't know it

She's not for you
Maybe she'll want you for a while
It makes her smile
To think she could break up your heart
If you let her
Buy you'd be better off
Trying to forget her

And so I'd turn and put my back to the wall
And say "You just don't know"
"You don't care about my feelings at all"
And then they'd tell me so

She's not for you
She's only playing her little game
They're all the same
She likes to feel your attention upon her
She'll never need you the way that you want her

Cos she's not for you
Just look at everything she's got
Everything you're not
Before she starts to set your world on fire
Just turn your head away and walk right on by her
Track Name: Even Now
Even now
And after everything I've done
Yes, even now I still go on
I don't know how
I ever kept this dream alive
And yet somehow it has survived

Even now
Through all the cold and lonely years
Yes, even now I hide the tears
I won't allow
Those cruel hearts to have their way
I'll always vow to win the day

When you're outside
In the cold looking in
Don't let them keep you
Begging at the door
If you've nothing
Worth giving up your life
Then you've nothing worth living for
When you're outside
In the black of the night
Don't let them keep you
Stumbling in the dark
Don't be afraid to step into the light
Out from the shadows in your heart

Even now
When there's no one left to care
Yes, even now you find me here
But I won't bow
And I won't hide when danger's near
I won't be bound to live in fear

When you're outside
In the cold looking in
Don't let them keep you
Begging at the door
If you've nothing
Worth giving up your life
Then you've nothing worth living for
When you're outside
In the black of the night
Don't let them keep you
Stumbling in the dark
Don't be afraid to step into the light
Out from the shadows in your heart
Track Name: On Fire
Seeing is believing
So try to understand
And put yourself in my shoes
I played into your hands
A baptism of fire
Fire
A baptism of fire
Fire
Tricked me in a heartbeat
I never stood a chance
On fire
Fire

Try to cast your mind back
Lazing in the sun
All the days were numbered
Living on the run
A baptism of fire
Fire
A baptism of fire
Fire
Cos beggars can't be choosers
You've got to take the heat
On Fire

Standing at the crossroads
Back against the wall
Slipping through your fingers
Pride before a fall
A baptism of fire
Fire
A baptism of fire
Fire
Thought I’d gone to heaven
But I found myself in hell
On Fire
Fire