ShellGame

by The Damned Humans

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The Second full Length album from Industrial Electro Rockers The Damned Humans, an evolution of sound, 15 tracks of diverse perversion, Play the ShellGame and let it infiltrate your very core.

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released September 6, 2014

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The Damned Humans Sydney, Australia

The Damned Humans is the brainchild of Elliott Orban, drummer turned frontman and multi-instrumentalist. The self-titled debut album was released in December 2011. While 2013 saw the live band incur some line up changes, Orban recently completed recording of the upcoming second album "ShellGame" at Freefall Studios - with a quick detour to Jungle Studios in Annandale. ... more

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Track Name: Back Down
Verse 1:
Caught the faintest scent of bleeding out, turned her head around, if she can do it, so can they.
Played upon each other's inner fears.
If this were real, well we'd be right in a fucking mess.
But around these parts, we've been before, this used to be so much fun before.
But we got lost quite awhile ago, this instability keeps showing up without a reason.

Those who deceive, deceive their own.
Those who perceive, turn on their own.

Verse 2:
She's decided that she's coming home, placed her head upon the fire that has left her cold.
What's the matter with a little soul, it isn't like we've got a one way ticket you know, you know.
This is something that's been done before, we call infinity original and praise it's coming.
This is always what you've wanted right, this is always what you've wanted right?

Chorus:
Don't you let them see you on fire now.
Don't you let them turn around and wreck it all.
Don't you let them focus on your weakness.
Back down on yourself.

Verse 3:
Now the time has come to run and hide, we lost the feeling so we move along right down the path.
So their hoping that it's minimal, anything else is equitable.
You wanna spell it out in bloodstains? She's got a question so you answer that with progress.
Now we're living like some animals.
Some things will never get solved.


Chorus:
Don't you let them see you on fire now.
Don't you let them turn around and wreck it all.
Don't you let them focus on your weakness.
Back down on yourself.

Bridge:
What we know is what we see.
Letting this all out to sea.
Blazing with the fire now.
Don't you know what this has done?
What we know is what we see.
Letting this all out to sea.
Blazing with the fire now.
Don't you know what this has done?


Chorus:
Don't you let them see you on fire now.
Don't you let them turn around and wreck it all.
Don't you let them focus on your weakness.
Don't you let them see you on fire now.
Don't you let them turn around and wreck it all.
Don't you let them focus on your weakness.
Back down on yourself
Track Name: Her Hands Are Divine
Her Hands Are Divine

Verse 1:
Eat it up, spit it out, doesn't taste so good
Waiting for the little demons to release their grip.
Listen more, listen wide, listen to the sound.
Can you hear the words their saying to release your soul?
Beside the sound of everything that’s going on in here,
I Just thought I’d let you know that this is getting old
Your earth smart but not cosmic smart baby
So let’s rise and rise and rise


Chorus:
A Savoir, a lover
I can tell her hands are divine
She takes me, she breaks me
She makes me challenge my faith
My reason, my fury
I can see that she won’t submit
Her duty, her living
I can tell her hands are divine

Verse 2:
Doesn't matter if we never meet again my dear
I felt it, they saw it, so did you
It only takes one encounter to spread the word
That’s already done, my job is over here.
Just sever the world that’s closing in on you
You must have been the center of this instability
Now set em up and leave em standing up alone
Resuscitation for the people who forget to breathe

Chorus:
A Savoir, a lover
I can tell her hands are divine
She takes me, she breaks me
She makes me challenge my faith
My reason, my fury
I can see that she won’t submit
Her duty, her living
I can tell her hands are divine
A Savoir, a lover
I can tell her hands are divine
She takes me, she breaks me
She makes me challenge my faith
My reason, my fury
I can see that she won’t submit
Her duty, her living
I can tell her hands are divine
Track Name: Ideal
Ideal

Verse 1:
They say that love is rock and roll
Well I'm gonna show them, gonna tear it down.
They say that love is forever
Well i will not show them anything

You better watch out, you better watch out, you better watch out Cos i am coming
You better watch out, you better watch out, you better watch out Cos i am coming

Everybody's here, everybody's here, everybody's here
And everyone is doing it
Everybody's here, everybody's here, everybody's here
And everyone is doing it


CHORUS:
So what honey, You think I'm funny?
Well life's sunny, so what honey?
This is your mother, this is your father
You think i'm funny, so what honey?

Everybody's doing it, everybody's in on it,
don't you know, don't you know, everybody's here
Everybody's doing it, everybody's in on it,
don't you know, don't you know, everybody's here


Verse 2:
They say that life's an illusion
Well I spread the word of truth now
Well they say we have no time left
We'll prove them wrong, you and I now

You better look out, You better look out,
You better look out, Cos I am here
You better look out, You better look out,
You better look out, Cos I am here

Everybody's here, everybody's here, everybody's here
And everyone is doing it
Everybody's here, everybody's here, everybody's here
And everyone is doing it

CHORUS:
So what honey, You think I'm funny?
Well life's sunny, so what honey?
This is your mother, this is your father
You think i'm funny, so what honey?


BRIDGE: This same old, old story, you tell me, to leave you
Well I don't ever want to walk away
Your touch is all that needs to be applied.

CHORUS:
So what honey, You think I'm funny?
Well life's sunny, so what honey?
This is your mother, this is your father
You think i'm funny, so what honey?
So what honey, You think I'm funny?
Well life's sunny, so what honey?
This is your mother, this is your father
You think i'm funny, so what honey?
Track Name: Highest Order
Highest Order

Verse 1:
Won’t you free me, at the top of the hill
Everyone knows the score, knows it’s only gonna
Get worse until we’re back in the game
Turn around let me see your face
I’m a man, you’re a girl, what’s the point in it all
Throw away, steal away, what’s the word I can’t find?
Loosen tongue, straighten tie, let the feeling all out
Shame the one who says, come back now.

Verse 2:
Now I see, now I know, you were meant to last it.
Everyone, knows the deal, Sees her turning the wheel
Stepping back, making sure, I’m still breathing here.
What to do, I’m all outta words
No that’s a lie, I could just, go right on forever
Pick away, clear away, until there’s nothing left of me
Break the score, show some faith, in the one who taught you
Shame the one who says, turn around

CHORUS:
Lesson unto defeat, Lesson unto deceit
Everybody just tows the line
Listen into the soul, listen into the hole
Everybody just tows the line

Verse 3:
New born, new sworn, we walk down the path
I've done this, right before I died
Highest order, doesn't match, with these controls
Shame the one who says, this is a game

CHORUS:
Lesson unto defeat, Lesson unto deceit
Everybody just tows the line
Listen into the soul, listen into the hole
Everybody just tows the line
Track Name: Open Minds
Open Minds

Verse 1:
I’m Taking away, sealing all on this day
But, who is the one, play my belief,
In the gone is the way, the only way to stay
The separation of pain, like a new born
The only way we will play, is the time when you say
We are hoping for you, to get down alone,
When you trial the sting, then you’re ready to feel
Until then you’re one of the crowd.

I know the sea in everything
I feel the crack, the hole, alone
I see the fear in everyone
I feel the hold, the soul, the fall
Place down below the setting sun
This isn't even part of you
Face down the season of regret
I tell you, I’m ready

CHORUS:
Run my city like you want me to know
Feel the veins running into your soul
Plant the seed into all of my foes
I’ll just see where you really want to go

Verse 2:
Not like I needed a reason, not like I know your name
Not like I ever felt this, for someone else before
This all never made any sense, this all really turned around
Taste every feeling you got in my hands


CHORUS:
Run my city like you want me to know
Feel the veins running into your soul
Plant the seed into all of my foes
I’ll just see where you really want to go

Run my city like you want me to know
Feel the veins running into your soul
Plant the seed into all of my foes
I’ll just see where you really want to go
Track Name: Into Dreams
Into Dreams

Verse 1:
Ever be, Ever seen, Looking right into the dark
We make our way through the underground, no showed us where to go.
Over time, the lights go out and we penetrate.
Prepare the mind; prepare the soul as we slip into this.

And I believe we got nothing to show for this
Never mind what we think, let’s get on with this.

Verse 2:
It doesn't take, we cannot wake, before the time is up.
The train of thought rolling over me, intoxicating.
Sliding down, Into Dreams, enemies.
Looking over to you, I’m ready for the journey.

Chorus:
And I see everybody looking right at you,
I see everybody looking in on me,
And what do you do when you’re breaking apart,
And what do you do when it’s time to say,

3. Breathe, open the door, to free us from our chains,
We, got the only key, to free us from freedom.

Chorus:
And I see everybody looking right at you,
I see everybody looking in on me,
And what do you do when you’re breaking apart,
And what do you do when it’s time to say,

Bridge:
Bring a revolution
Bring a revolution
Bring a revolution
Bring a revolution

Ever be, Ever seen, Looking right into the dark
We make our way through the underground, no showed us where to go.
Over time, the lights go out and we penetrate.
Prepare the mind; prepare the soul as we slip into this.

It doesn't take, we cannot wake, before the time is up.
The train of thought rolling over me, intoxicating.
Sliding down, Into Dreams, enemies.
Looking over to you, I’m ready for the journey.

Chorus:
And I see everybody looking right at you,
I see everybody looking in on me,
And what do you do when you’re breaking apart,
And what do you do when it’s time to say,
Track Name: Pain For The Other
Pain For The Other

Verse 1:
The destination, the speculation
Is all they need to please their minds
Past her failure, is our summation?
It’s what you need to free your mind
Right down there, you need to know
We reach out to our friends not here
You can’t contain it, can’t delay it
It’s what the one who wants

And I, Believe
In me, Not You.

CHORUS:
Rise, need, what you gonna do?
What you gonna say when it’s back to you?
Please, Leave, take it all away
Not a sense to see when they come to you


Verse 2:
Determination, a simple patient
Is all they need to take it out
Give her a reason, give you a mission
It’s all the same in this old world
Right up here, you need to hear
We steal from those who give to us
You can’t escape it, you can’t erase it
It’s all about the one who bleeds.

And I, Believe
In me, Not You.

CHORUS:
Rise, need, what you gonna do?
What you gonna say when it’s back to you?
Please, Leave, take it all away
Not a sense to see when they come to you
Rise, need, what you gonna do?
What you gonna say when it’s back to you?
Please, Leave, take it all away
Not a sense to see when they come to you

Back to you.

CHORUS:
Rise, need, what you gonna do?
What you gonna say when it’s back to you?
Please, Leave, take it all away
Not a sense to see when they come to you
Rise, need, what you gonna do?
What you gonna say when it’s back to you?
Please, Leave, take it all away
Not a sense to see when they come to you
Track Name: Defect
Defect

Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.
Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.
Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.
Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.

Verse 1:
This is the time, this is the place,
This is the taste, this is the moment
You break a lie that you have made
You wanna sing, don’t wanna feel
And I don’t know what you've got under your head
I wanna break this feeling, God everything is dead
Making a line, let me tell you what to do,
I never wanna meet with your “feeling” again

Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.
Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.
Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.
Take what you want,
Take what you need as long as you leave.

Verse 2:
So what you say, is what we do
What you do is what you think
What I break is what I know
What you do is lie to me
And now I know where we stand on the shadow line
You need to move right out of my sight double time
Is it cold what you think I’m gonna do?
I’m gonna show you I’m so much better than you

Chorus: And it seems so obvious,
You’re the defect on the line
And you see you are decay
And it’s so damn obvious
And it seems so obvious,
You’re the defect on the line
And you see you are decay
And it’s so damn obvious And it seems so obvious,
You’re the defect on the line
And you see you are decay
And it’s so damn obvious
Track Name: Learning
Learning

Verse 1:
And I’ll taste anything I wanna do
Crazy breaking rules, well what I do
Close my hands around
Turn the truth into something foreign

CHORUS:
Look into the mirror, see the face of a stranger
Why have I done this? What’s my motivation?
A lost soul that knows its way around
I've learnt to break my word and then we’ll become.

Verse 2:
And I’ll drink, pure animosity
And I’ll change, my personality
Pushing back everything around me
Breaking words which were sacred to me

CHORUS:
Look into the mirror, see the face of a stranger
Why have I done this? What’s my motivation?
A lost soul that knows its way around
I've learnt to break my word and then we’ll become.


BRIDGE:
I saw my luck, It didn't look too good
I dried my hands, instead of wiping my tears
I put one of my faces, from the jar of souls
Lying for a little stability, can I even go back?
Choose obscenity over serenity, I’m breaking myself


CHORUS:
Look into the mirror, see the face of a stranger
Why have I done this? What’s my motivation?
A lost soul that knows its way around
I've learnt to break my word and then we’ll become.
Look into the mirror, see the face of a stranger
Why have I done this? What’s my motivation?
A lost soul that knows its way around
I've learnt to break my word and then we’ll become.
Track Name: Psyche
Psyche

Verse 1:
What you say is what you really mean
Turn around and walk back
Planets wait wait wait
While the angel sings praise for the rain

Take a look
Just a little look
You sycophant

Chorus:
Superpowers, What you say?
Lock and Load, then get away
On your knees, now you pray
And you don’t know, why you stay?
GET UP!!

Verse 2:
What you say is what you really mean
Turn around and walk back
Planets wait wait wait
While the angel sings praise for the rain

Take a look
Just a little look
You sycophant

Chorus:
Superpowers, What you say?
Lock and Load, then get away
On your knees, now you pray
And you don’t know, why you stay?
GET UP!!


Bridge: I don’t know you, I don’t feel you
I’m just telling you, You’re ready to go

Chorus:
Superpowers, What you say?
Lock and Load, then get away
On your knees, now you pray
And you don’t know, why you stay?
GET UP!!
Track Name: Light Of The Hallway
Light of the hallway

Verse 1:
You’re crawling back and you feel so entitled
The trail of dirt that you left is yours now
The further down we sink into this world
The further up I get away

It seems so real when you talk in riddles
The feelings mutual, the feelings you corrupt
It seems so real we’re the ones who did this
Now you have to let it go

CHORUS:
Coming Down, Falling Down
What you believe is all leaving you
Walking out, walking out
What you need to breathe is leaving you

Verse 2:
You look at me and you feel so helpless
I turn away and I try to face this
You hold me down, put your hand upon my head
I sink again into your world
It seems so real when you talk in riddles
The feelings mutual, the feelings you corrupt
It seems so real we’re the ones who did this
Now you have to let it go

CHORUS:
Coming Down, Falling Down
What you believe is all leaving you
Walking out, walking out
What you need to breathe is leaving you

BRIDGE:
Hey, what you want me to do
Why, you've got nothing to say
Now, I got everything
You don’t have to be so common too
Hey, what you want me to do
Why, you've got nothing to say
Now, I got everything
You don’t have to be so common too

CHORUS:
Coming Down, Falling Down
What you believe is all leaving you
Walking out, walking out
What you need to breathe is leaving you
Track Name: Pulse Machine
Pulse Machine

Verse 1:
I don’t want, to play dead
I wont let, it succumb
Spread your soul, open wide
Come to serve, Motivate
Want to see, Want to see
Pulse machine, Pulse Machine
Want to see, Want to see
Pulse machine, Pulse Machine

CHORUS:
Take it down, lover sex lacks love
Narcissistic, stay at ground
But I walk, to the dark
I would love to say I’d love you too!

Verse 2:
Reaching down, I deserve
Like a doll, Swollen skin
Pay me back, your old pain
Take it back, my new strain
Want to see, Want to see
Pulse machine, Pulse Machine
Want to see, Want to see
Pulse machine, Pulse Machine

CHORUS:
Take it down, lover sex lacks love
Narcissistic, stay at ground
But I walk, to the dark
I would love to say I’d love you too!

Bridge:
And Now love's Looking at me.
Everyone wants an answer.
And Now love's Looking at me.
Everyone wants an answer.

CHORUS:
Take it down, lover sex lacks love
Narcissistic, stay at ground
But I walk, to the dark
I would love to say I’d love you too!
Track Name: Stars Across The Rise
Stars Across The Rise

Verse 1:
They won’t save her soul tonight
Waving, to the sea which feeds their hearts
Put the force with the pain, deny
Blaming, to the shame of a waking eye
She wants them to be taken away
By the force of reproachful minds
To the place with the blackened skies
To the home of every soul

Now she’s all that’s left

CHORUS:
Destiny turns her head, I wanna
Please her more, my goal is I wanna
Reach the part, that we found a little
Time ago, don’t deceive me baby
Yes or no, watch the rider from the
Stars so bright, stain my lies I want
Absolute, duty to my
Belief in you, wake me up.

Verse 2:
They await the stars tonight
Facing, through a love that is burning down
To the walls, to the hate tonight
Stating, that the face has the fire inside
The survey, they will look, they’re alone
They will fall, they will drop, like a stone
She will see, she will find it below

Now she’s all that’s left

CHORUS:
Destiny turns her head, I wanna
Please her more, my goal is I wanna
Reach the part, that we found a little
Time ago, don’t deceive me baby
Yes or no, watch the rider from the
Stars so bright, stain my lies I want
Absolute, duty to my
Belief in you, wake me up.

Destiny turns her head, I wanna
Please her more, my goal is I wanna
Reach the part, that we found a little
Time ago, don’t deceive me baby
Yes or no, watch the rider from the
Stars so bright, stain my lies I want
Absolute, duty to my
Belief in you, wake me up.
Track Name: The Spaces Between
The Spaces Between

Verse 1:
I ran from my fate, never liked being lay
I’m not lost this time, I’m merely running away
Love don’t see this truth, that was so long ago
I know you don’t understand, maybe I don’t either

And I know I have to stay
But my mind’s taking me away
I can’t seem to stay

CHORUS:
Sing me a song when I know that it’s over
My listened nailed to the floor
We go around again
And we cry in the end and we see what we have done
Hold the tongue of reason

Verse 2:
In, your soul, I found the answer
In a place, I found the reason
In this letter, you’ll find my mind
In these actions, you will understand

BRIDGE:
Rest on my pain,
Push on my shove
Calling my name
Fate has no shame
Rest on my pain,
Push on my shove,
Calling my name,
Fate has no shame,

CHORUS:
Sing me a song when I know that it’s over
My listened nailed to the floor
We go around again
And we cry in the end and we see what we have done
Hold the tongue of reason
Sing me a song when I know that it’s over
My listened nailed to the floor
We go around again
And we cry in the end and we see what we have done
Hold the tongue of reason