Failure

by Alpha

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Gatefold package of the new Alpha album 'Failure'. As soon as it arrives from the manufacture we will send it to you. This should be before the release date. The first people to hear this album will be from vinyl. It has 15 songs of a total length of 67 minutes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Failure via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 10 Alpha releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Café et Clope, Failure, Lockdown, Sounds of the Cosmos E.P., Salt, Made in Space, Lost in a garden of clouds 1, Loving Nobody, and 2 more. , and , .

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We could carry on and leave it all behind Rise, fall, burn it all We’ll pay it back in kind And we can cry her name But she’ll never be, never be bold We’ll trip the wires in pain But we’d never be, never be cold So lead the way We could carry on and leave it all behind We’ll find the first of its kind Keep the animals at bay One call could open it all In a fit of come what may And we can cry her name But she’ll never be, never be bold So lead the way So lead the way So lead the way
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Packaged people In your lanes Following your imagined pathways Prescribed roles Separated sadness Lives of isolation Look more deeply Break down the walls See the other Love all Fear based Walls of color Containers of class Divisions of culture Us against them We all fear Packaged people Being fed the lie They are separate Stuck in their roles Separated and hurting Look more closely Open the doors See the other Tear open your package
3.
As the mist engulfs me A part of my being lost in subliminal bliss Nobody knows but it’s been long To a distant place, I now belong Clearly I can see at last It’s not hard to find But it takes one to define Drifting and unconfined My thoughts, like waves they rise Nobody knows but it’s been long To a distant place, I now belong Clearly I can see at last Such a world beyond me I wish I was real
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Older Now 05:30
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Dreamer, Sleeper, Deeper If it’s only cos of you, That I sleep in till noon, Lines of white dunes We live the night through Deeper Sleeper Corinna Deeper Sleeper Dreamer The Failing of our dream I lost more that just you Like the way I used to be and Alpha……
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Undo me Unsteady I’m pulling deep Oh man these waves, they’re heavy I’ve moved everywhere you’ve gone Every edge we’re turning on I just came to try and keep forgetting All the walls are coming down But these hearts won’t come around And there’s no more here to be heading I’m falling through I’m falling through But if you find yourself at sea, that’s where I’ll be I’ll be I’ll be And if you find yourself at sea, that’s where I’ll be All the walls are coming down But these hearts won’t come around And there’s no more here to be I’m falling through I’m falling through But if you find yourself at sea That’s where I’ll be
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Leon Tone 04:53
If you take a walk to the river bank You’ll find me, still and waiting And even If I could turn back time Oh, I’d choose to be the same guy Who sits and wonders why Ponders over God’s design Oh my.. How moments just fly by When you chase a dream with all your being You carve a path that keeps turning You mould it as you go, like words to a rhyme Mile after mile, it does wind Some things you leave behind Swept into the tide of time Oh my.. How moments just fly by And even If I could turn back time Oh, I’d choose to be the same guy Who sits and wonders why Sees beyond the path that winds Oh my.. How moments just fly by
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Feeding my soul Sealing your thought Give everything We‘re made for life Fly now Sky high Eating my soul Sing your song Feeding my soul We ‘re made for life Fly now Sky high
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Could you come and drag me home? I wanna turn this ash to gold Could we bleed? Could we be loud? Could we lay it down? I want to know I want to know They’ve got eyes all over town I still want them anyway Put them to sleep Give them a name Give them my heart Then give them away I want to know I want to know I want to know I want to know I want to know Could you come and walk me home? I wanna this ash to gold Could it be me? Could it be ours? Could we be seen? Could we be on? I want to know
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Extraction 04:35
We devour everything Not knowing how to stop extracted everything Green to brown fucking the depleted earth Our collective greed.   Some of us feel guilt I’d like to believe I’m innocent But really?   Mounds of mud Battered wastelands Will tomorrow come To fill my hands   We create untruths Lies of indignation We go forth and extract Exploiting land of poorer nations Some of us feel guilt I’d like to believe I’m innocent But really?   Fill my wallet It feels empty Our world is no more real than worlds before us
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Laden with rue Curled up in his solitude Arms too weak to hold across Caving into this interlude Gifted but something held him back Until the day when.. Something feral Grew within him There was no holding back No matter how you tried It was for the better indeed To leave him be Longing for the light The days passed with little to do “What’s all this for”, he asked Before he left, his things askew Twisted, like branches in a storm Like thunder, he roared Something feral Grew within him There was no holding back No matter how you tried It was for the better indeed To leave him be To leave him be In a place he’s free He sings aloud Dances with glee Leave him be Set him free
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Our Sun Old Star Rebirth is Soon The times now We know The end is Soon Hide And Colide Sympathise and survive Find Harmonise Think like we’re one Final Countdown Fields of sorrow Haul life Mankind Deep down Underground New sun, New life All be one Let life Be life
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The Twelfth Vocal Alpha Album. Failure sees Alpha push the boundaries to explore new territory not heard before. With 5 new singers, Micheal, Lear, Yinshyen, Jakeoat and Sean all very different from each other bringing a diversity in songs not heard before from Alpha.

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released June 15, 2021

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Alpha Bristol, UK

Alpha founded in 1995 in Bristol, signed to Massive Attack's label. However they remain fairly unknown despite the fact that they have been tagged as one of the most important bands in resent times with a prolific recording career. Alpha were a significant part of the Trip Hop scene of the late 1990's and have continued to produce music spanning genres but always retaining their unique Alpha sound ... more

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