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Squaring The Circle

by Sneaker Pimps

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Lincoln McCormick
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Lincoln McCormick At first listen, this is already an incredible album. Immediately accessible, yet something tells me it will continue to reveal itself for many years to come. Favorite track: So Far Gone.
Martel Meyers
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Martel Meyers I heard Sneaker Pimps for the first time in 2000, when I was 5 in the backseat of my mom's truck. I first listened to the unreleased Sneaker Pimps album 5 demos, when they were leaked from Chris's iPod in an eastern Europe bar. I loved the demo "Satellite", and I cannot express the full-circle my heart took when I heard "Child in the Dark". Chris, thank you for coming back and completing these tracks. I will forever love your music. From Canada with <3. Favorite track: Child In The Dark.
anniebertram76
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anniebertram76 thank you for this inspirational album. it takes my heart and soul. Favorite track: Stripes.
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    Double vinyl in 140g Crystal Clear colorway for the Sneaker Pimp's 4th studio album, 'Squaring the Circle'. The vinyl comes in a high-quality double gatefold jacket and features imagery developed by Chris Corner and Liam Howe.
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1.
Fighter 04:07 video
(Whatcha doin’ - whatcha doin’ to my world?) She’s telling me she’s got to believe That she can really hear the earthquake That she can truly feel the ground shake On her own She’s frantic like a runaway thief Fault lines for the cracks in the pavement Damaging internal statements When she’s on her own She’s fighting the flames just to cool down Riding the waves on the slowdown She’s always been a fighter She’s always been a fighter (Whatcha doin’ - whatcha doin’ to my world?) She looks over her shoulder again Checking someone owns the voices (checking someone owns the voices) No more options just hard choices On her own Paralyzed and powerless Feeling speeded up and crawling (feeling speeded up and crawling) Never hits the ground for falling When she’s on her own She’s fighting the flames just to cool down Riding the waves on the slowdown She’s always been a fighter She’s always been a fighter Fighting the flames just to cool down (Whatcha doin’) Riding the waves on the slowdown (Whatcha doin’) She’s always been a fighter She’s always been a fighter Hopeless as the stars align To stop her slipping into the vortex She never really gets the context On her own She’s breaking the spell of her outrage Bending the bars of her own cage She’s always been a fighter She’s always been a fighter (Whatcha doin’ - whatcha doin’ to my world - whatcha doin’) (Fighter fighter) She’s fighting the flames just to cool down (just to cool down) Riding the waves on the slowdown (on the slowdown) She’s always been a fighter (fighter) She’s always been a fighter (fighter) (A fighter, a fighter, a fighter) (Fighter fighter)
2.
Look down and you'll see it like a satellite Wake up and you'll follow every sunrise Don't treat it like a prototype Take a hold, don't throw it away on hindsight You're not yourself, no gravity Is it something that I'm missing? Forgive yourself, get lost in me Is it someone that I’m missing? You’re a satellite (satellite, satellite) And you’re looking for attraction But your stars won't let it be (You’re just a child in the dark, oh oh) Always a satellite (satellite, satellite) And if you're running round in circles Take a straight line back to me (I won't tear you apart, oh oh) Back down if you put me on a pedestal High up like a distant garbage angel Don't send me any valentines Get a grip, take me home alone, don't waste time Forget yourself, get lost in me Is it something that I'm missing? Forgive yourself some vanity Is it someone else you're missing? You’re a satellite (satellite, satellite) And you’re looking for attraction But your stars won't let it be (You’re just a child in the dark, oh oh) Always a satellite (satellite, satellite) And if you're running round in circles take a straight line back to me (I won't tear you apart, oh oh) Oh you’re spinning electric down my spine Don’t ever forget that you’re running out of time You live in the past, live for tomorrow You’ve got to release your grip and let it go You are spinning electric down my spine Don’t ever forget that you’re running out of time Oh, you live in the past, live for tomorrow You’ve got to release your grip and let it go Child in the dark Child in the dark Child in the dark Child in the dark I won’t tear you apart
3.
Alibis 04:08 video
You’re cellophane You think that you got it wrapped up With your brutal suffocating ways Like cellophane Spreading yourself too thin To begin to feel anything Oh all the fear, all the lies What you think you need to survive The crisis is moving in, over and over the same thing From X to Y to Z comply Heartache barely keeps you alive The crisis is coming, over and over the same thing (Alibis alibis) Like alibis Smiling like a sunbeam Furious as creeping fire and grazing ice And your alibis Tongue-tied smoke and mirrors Left stuttering in bleach and lights (Cellophane) Oh all the fear all the lies What you think you need to survive The crisis is moving in over and over the same thing From X to Y to Z comply Heartache barely keeps you alive The crisis is coming over and over the same thing Did you find that you’re lost? Oh let us fall down through the cracks in the pavement If you find that you’re lost Nothing, nothing is safer Did you find that you’re lost? The cracks are the same whether sidewalk or pavement Who’s keeping score? Nothing is sacred, nothing is sacred You’re like cellophane You think that you got it wrapped up with your brutal suffocating ways Oh all the fear all the lies What you think you need to survive The crisis is moving in over and over the same thing From X to Y to Z comply The heartache barely keeps you alive The crisis is coming over and over the same thing You’re like cellophane You think that you got it wrapped up with your brutal suffocating ways
4.
So Far Gone 05:21
The sun ate the moon, swallowed the weather Busy old fool, now the days last forever The center won't hold, exempt of the rules To burn through the night, to sound the retreat It fractures the whole, a brutal excuse Frantic like a child, from panic to attack So far gone, never reformed, way round wrong Fall so hard, into the storm, way off course The sun ate the moon, swallowed the weather A beautiful gesture, a beautiful future We rise from the ashes, for worse or for better The sun ate the moon, swallowed the weather A summer of love, cooled to an autumn Tumble and fall and striking out for heaven So far gone, never return, no safe ground Hate so hard, teach us to learn, won't back down The sun ate the moon, swallowed the weather A beautiful gesture, a beautiful future We rise from the ashes, for worse or for better The sun ate the moon, swallowed the weather (The sun ate the moon, swallowed the weather A beautiful gesture, a beautiful future We rise from the ashes)
5.
All I’ve done - the victories and the trials All I’ve become - you know that I’ve tried, god I’ve tried Feel my center Know it’s gentle I want you to hold if we splinter again Immaculate hearts break apart but they mend Never intended to take us so low Losing the strength, babe I need you to hold All that has gone and the lines and the years on your face It’s comfort some that the dust from the stars will remain So no to mourning And so to nothing I want you to hold if we splinter again Immaculate hearts break apart but they mend Never intended to take us so low Losing the strength babe I need you to hold If we could retrace our way out of this maze Will you still have the heart to be pure, to be brave? Never intended to take us this low I need you to save us, I need you to hold Immaculate Hearts Immaculate Hearts Immaculate Hearts Immaculate Hearts
6.
No Show 03:55
So you say you're very close to feeling close to nothing You're not sure of what you've got but you don't want it Shall we deconstruct the morning breakdown? I don't think so You're a shadow of the weekend, lately I'm a no show And I'm all out of sympathy We're too far, so bad, for me I was caught in the rush a long time, believe me I was caught in the rush, the push and shove, the two of us I was caught in the rush a long time, believe me I was caught in the rush, the push and shove, the two of us Shall we say we think today is not our day? And tomorrow's not looking that good anyway If you want to be with me Do I really have to be you? And if I'm all that makes you happy, well I really didn't mean to So take what you want and leave We're too far, so bad, for me (Going to back yourself into a corner) I was caught in the rush a long time, believe me (Shall we call excesses to order?) I was caught in the rush, the push and shove, the two of us (You should be walking the streets with yourself) I was caught in the rush a long time, believe me (I’m through trying to know how to help) I was caught in the rush, the push and shove, the two of us Going to back yourself into a corner Shall we call excesses to order? You should be walking the streets with yourself I’m through trying to know how to help I’m through trying to know how to help Shall we call excesses to order? You should be walking the streets with yourself I’m through trying to know how to help I’m through trying to know how to help I was caught in the rush a long time, believe me I was caught in the rush, the push and shove, the two of us I was caught in the rush a long time, believe me I was caught in the rush, the push and shove, the two of us
7.
And I dreamt I was crawling Through the fire of decadence You were with me and smiling Like a god of innocence The parasite in the host The machine in the ghost, failing Oh, it’s suffocating The tranquility trap, from silence to a crash Oh, it’s devastating The tranquility trap, the devil on my back And our histories shatter Breaking order to entropy I would offer my life if it mattered To protect our sanctity The parasite in the host The machine in the ghost, failing Oh, it’s suffocating The tranquility trap, from silence to a crash Oh, it’s devastating The tranquility trap, the devil on my back Oh, metallic tasting The tranquility trap, from silence to a crash Oh, it’s devastating The tranquility trap, oh the devil on my back
8.
SOS 04:28
Should have done it sooner but I didn’t because I don’t even know myself Everything I’m based on is just something I was And I can’t even sell myself Oh mirror mirror hanging on the wall Show me how to love myself Should have done it sooner but I didn’t because I don’t even trust myself This is my SOS These are the bridges I’m burning I never needed such help This is my SOS I look much smaller seen from inside out Far too small to see myself Down on reflection, cast in hate and in doubt Flawed and flaws I add myself Oh mirror mirror hanging on the wall Please just show me someone else My hopes were low and I got so much so less Nothing left to save myself Each day a broken clock is true at least twice Twice the odds I give myself I know it would be kinda easier sometimes If I felt like someone else This is my SOS, these are the bridges I’m burning I never needed such help, this is my SOS I gave my level best, these hands are drowning, not waving This is my SOS, this is your heart and I’m breaking
9.
Stripes 05:02
Oh they want us to make like tigers Stripping the bones and bleeding the blameless dry And the story that reads us as liars Show you the stripes I earned the shameful way There’s always killings to be made A beautiful profit to turn from harm’s way And it’s always the end of the world again All the blood and the colors and the shades of pain Our animal nature, our cynical nature And it’s always the end of the world again Head to toe in an unbreakable arithmetic Our animal nature, our cynical nature And they’re running us round into butter Grinding us down into so much ash and dust And they want us to make like tigers Eating our own as we choke on the love we’ve lost There’s always killings to be made A beautiful profit to turn from harm’s way And it’s always the end of the world again All the blood and the colors and the shades of pain Our animal nature, our cynical nature And it’s always the end of the world again Head to toe in an unbreakable arithmetic Our animal nature, our cynical nature
10.
Paper Room 04:07
You can’t work out the codes in my head Every time I try to second-guess the machine I feel the laughter and the taunting logic The lights are on but there’s nobody home I will never know the life that grows inside the wires Opening all the doors, freezing me to the core The paper room, it will defeat you There was never anyone inside The paper room, it will deceive you Mortal confusion swimming against the tide Perceptions pained our future regrets And the grip that we’re fighting to hold and curb the unknown Becomes a coded brand new apocalypse The surface cracked and we’re so panicked and bent There’s a learning deeper than our minds could ever go The inevitability, the death to the ego The paper room it will defeat you There was never anyone inside The paper room it will deceive you Mortal confusion swimming against the tide
11.
Black Rain 03:42
I’m holding on but then the sky comes falling in Trying to write a love song, but this is not a love song Aching limbs, I see the storm clouds are closing in Come wash me away, come wash me away There will always be confusion in the air But don’t be scared to take a breath, my love The universe just doesn’t care The desolation, the ticking time bomb This is not a love song Black rain, black rain, why does it pour in my heart? Close my eyes I see there is no edge to me Only consciousness, only momentary All horizons come and go for eternity I can choose my pain, I can choose my pain Acid falling, breaking cells beneath the skin They can take my dignity But they can’t take how I relate The resolution, the end of suffering This could be a love song Black rain, black rain, why does it pour in my heart? Remember, remember, I remember A sky pierced and bled ’til it’s white Like entropy from dark matter Comes a flashing light I can’t find anyone So I run into the red fog Look straight in front of me The cloud glides and rushes into the darkness Everyone around me, blurry faces Emerge like ghosts from the fog I am everything, I am nothing In the red fire, in the silent centre I can’t find her
12.
Mouth to mouth give the life back to me again Drink the milk, medicate my system again Cheek to cheek, toe to toe, eye for eye, soul for soul Give the love, take the hit Break my fall, pay for it Mouth to mouth breathe the love back to me again Snow like teardrops Softly falling Across the rooftops Love me stupid Love me stupid Love me stupid Throw the rope, drag me out from under again Got to choke all the bad inside me to mend Face to face, heart to heart, limb from limb, role for role Cheek to cheek, toe to toe, eye for eye, soul for soul Heart to heart beat the love back in me again Snow like teardrops, softly falling Across the rooftops, love me stupid Love me stupid, love me stupid Stupid Snow like teardrops Softly falling Across the rooftops Love me stupid Love me stupid Love me stupid
13.
Lifeline 04:07
And you say you love me That you're thinking of me That you'll never let me down Then you say you need me That you'll never leave me That you'll always be around All in all, we're nothing to save Just a touch too little when it's all too late Turning off and just flaking out If you’ve fallen chasing, then just stay down Why should I Offer you a helping hand, a lifeline? I'm not the good Samaritan You and I Should but we don't feel the need to even try We're just the passers-by And you keep and feed me Don't make my heart bleed Free love, free misery What you call charity Don't wish it on me Save it for your enemies More and more the missing link stays Just your lazy thumbs and hang-ups on display Crawling off animal improved Too much evolution's living truth Why should I offer you a helping hand, a lifeline? I'm not the good Samaritan You and I should but we don't feel the need to even try We're just the passers-by And you say you love me That you're thinking of me That you'll never let me down Then you say you need me That you'll never leave me That you'll always be around Why should I offer you a helping hand, a lifeline? I'm not the good Samaritan You and I should but we don't feel the need to even try We're just the passers-by (Oooh - I’m not the good Samaritan)
14.
Pink Noise 03:28
What you hear out your window Crushing you down, it’s not letting you go The tides of life, neurons and heartbeats Escaping commas, fighting for what you know Your lungs are too full, you shout like a crowd Over the pink noise You’re lost on the words that made you so proud Over the pink noise The red on the white, we roll on the floor Forever jaded We’re fighting our fears, we’re fighting for joy Above the pink noise Where’s your voice in a sea of overload? Waves of judgement cancel you and leave you cold Filtered, muted, alien messages So much data, ghosting until you submit Your lungs are too full, you shout like a crowd Over the pink noise You’re lost on the words that made you so proud Over the pink noise The red on the white, we roll on the floor Forever jaded We’re fighting our fears, we’re fighting the cause Above the pink noise Where’s your voice in a sea of overload? Waves of judgement cancel you and leave you cold
15.
You look like I feel – not up to much The first to believe and the last to trust If I had the ways and the means, I'd be obvious But your ‘one size fits’ Makes me sick of the sight of us Elias is the brother of your suffering He's the weather we've been under as the days kick in The infection left of promises you've given in Elias is the brother of your suffering I feel like you look when you're all made up The last to be sentenced and the first to judge If I paint the picture I'm sure I'd be clear enough So just don't come like a cure ‘cause your ‘one size fits’ just does no good Elias is the brother of your suffering He's the weather we've been under as the days kick in The infection left of promises you've given in Elias is the brother of your suffering (Elias is the brother of your suffering He's the weather we've been under as the days kick in The infection left of promises you've given in Elias is the brother of your suffering) Elias is the brother of your suffering Elias is the brother of your suffering Your suffering
16.
Burden’s such Lost in the loop Every little sand grain Begging me to ordain The two of us Come back to you Opening arms Remember when the skies cleared Remember that we’ve been here before Once more squaring the circle Forever returning and waving flags The spiders in moonlight, riches to rags Oh you demon, please Gift these gods to me The eternal glass Of existence Every pain, every joy Small to great we transform Ourselves Once more squaring the circle Forever returning and waving flags The spiders in moonlight, riches to rags Oh you demon please Gift these gods to me

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Squaring The Circle' is the long awaited fourth full length studio album from Sneaker Pimps. Written performed and produced by founding members Chris Corner and Liam Howe, 'Squaring The Circle' was recorded at Sawtooth Studios in Pioneertown, USA and The Tower in London, UK. The album features vocal performances from both Chris Corner and featured artist Simonne Jones

The highly anticipated “Squaring the Circle” comes many years after their last album, 'Bloodsport'.

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released September 10, 2021

All music & lyrics written by Chris Corner & Liam Howe
Additional lyrics by Ian Pickering on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 & 15
Spoken word lyrics by Simonne Jones on track 11
Recorded, produced & mixed by Chris Corner & Liam Howe at Sawtooth Studios, Pioneertown, USA and The Tower, London, UK
Mastered by Liam Howe at The Tower, London, UK
Additional production by Jim Abbiss on tracks 1, 2 & 8

Chris Corner - Main Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitars, Modular Synthesizers, Treated Piano & Atmospheres
Liam Howe - Backing Vocals, Analogue Synthesizers, Piano, Vocoder, Ocarina
Simonne Jones - Main Vocals, Backing Vocals, Spoken Word
Janine Gezang - Backing Vocals
Cathy Davey - Backing Vocals

Artwork Direction by Chris Corner & Liam Howe
Graphic Design by Amy Shank

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Sneaker Pimps released their chart topping debut album 'Becoming X' in 1996, and quickly became known for clever sampling, emotional lyrics, and high production. They released 2 more albums before taking a hiatus to explore their own unique styles. Now they've returned with a long-awaited 4th album 'Squaring The Circle'. Learn more at the links below. ... more

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