Static In Transmission Album

 

Source : CD   Released: March 29 2011    

Company: Universal/Maple Music

First album of new Spoons material since

Vertigo Tango was released in 1988.

1. Breaking In   4:35   
2. Imperfekt   4:28   
3. Numb   3:51  
4. Star Maps   4:05   
5. Escape   4:22  
6. You Light Up   4:24   
7. B Movie   4:35  
8. End Of Story   4:40  

9. Words Will Smash Walls   4:30  
10. Closing Credits   4:30 

 

 

  • Gordon Deppe: vocals, guitars, keyboards, lyrics

  • Sandy Horne: bass guitar, vocals

  • Jeff Carter: producer, synth, sequencing, drum programming, graphic design

 

 

SECRET CONTENT

Hidden in the artwork and CD are codes to unlock Secret Content.

In addition to this, see if you can find the easter eggs hidden in the artwork:

 

  • An egyptian heiroglyph for the title of a previous Spoons album

  • Part of the lyrics to the chorus of a Spoons hit

  • The title of a Spoons hit which is half word / half symbol

  • Sandy's band nick-name from their touring days

  • The Death Star

  • A quote from Alexander Graham Bell

  • A quote from Brian Eno

  • The words "freedom" "peace" and "love"

 

 

After playing the new song "Imperfekt" live at a 2010 concert in Toronto, the band was approached by Universal music to record an album of all new material.[2] Following this, the band released a promo CD single for "Imperfekt", b/w "Breaking In" in July 2010. Two additional new songs from the album were previewed online in Dec. 2010.[3]

In an Dec. 2010 interview, Gordon Deppe explained "It wasn't until we recorded Imperfekt that I thought we had something. At a Spoons rehearsal, everyone went, 'wow, what's that.' And seeing that reaction got me excited. I am very self-doubting when I do anything creative, but the moment I get a little spark and some affirmation, I go, 'okay,' and will write more."[4] According to Deppe, the remaining songs were written in a six-month period in 2010 and roughly in the order they appear on the album.

The album was recorded at Producer Jeff Carter's studio in Guelph, Ontario using the PreSonus recording system.[1] The music video for the first single "You Light Up" was filmed in Toronto, Ontario.

Lyrics:

Breaking In

 

Watching…

It’s just static in transmission

But that’s alright ‘cause no-one’s listening

Just break the code so I can get in

It’s the contact I’ve been missing

 

Dim the light and watch for movement

In the intra-red confusion

Our bodies glowing in the night

They’re watching us on television

 

Breaking in

Breaking out

 

Cut the wire on inhibition

Let go of your indecision

Feel the pulse as it starts to quicken

Deactivate the nervous system

Deactivate

 

I’m breaking in

I’m breaking out 

Deactivate

I’m breaking in

Breaking out

They’re watching us on television

Watching…


 

Imperfekt 

 

Don’t give me automation

Give me something I can feel

Give me something to believe in

Something imperfekt and real

 

Take me to the place 

We used to be before

Before we complicated everything

And we wanted more

We should have locked the door

 

Don’t give me automation

Give me something I can feel

Give me something to believe in

Something imperfekt and real

 

Watch the porcelain mannequins 

Walk through the door

When they try to talk 

They pull their strings

But it’s just dead air

Cause there’s no-one there

 

Don’t give me complication

Give me something I can feel

Give me something to live for

Something imperfekt and real

 

We’re bound to get it wrong

We’re bound to get it right

As long as it’s real

Then that’s alright

We’re bound to get it wrong

We’re bound to get it right

As long as it’s here

With you tonight

We’re bound to get it wrong

Bound to get it right

As long as it’s ours

Then we’ll be fine

 

Don’t give me automation

Give me something I can feel

Give me something to believe in

Something imperfekt and real


 

Numb

 

The sun comes up in the morning rain

I look outside, wondering…

Your hair streams down upon your face

As you wait for me in the pouring rain

 

Cause it’s been so long, I forget sometimes

That you’ve been standing there 

My whole life

 

All the cars lined up in the streets below

All rusted shut, abandoned long ago

Cause you promised me, if I let you in

You’d fill this empty world up again

 

But I know your name

Yes, I know your name

And it’s always been the same as it ever was

So sweet on my tongue

On my tongue…

 

It’s been so long, I forget sometimes

That you’ve been standing there 

My whole life

 

Cause I know your name

Yes, I know your name

And it’s always been the same as it ever was

So sweet on my tongue

And so warm going down

But it kills when it’s done

And there’s no way around it

So bright up in lights

As the crowds fill the building

And I laughed through it all

But I cried at the ending

Cause the sound of your name makes me

Numb

 

I feel numb

And it’s so good

To feel this dumbfounded

I feel numb

But it’s so good

To feel something


 

Star Maps

 

There’s a place in the sun

Where the sun don’t shine

They’ll take you there

And I’m sure they’ll show you a good time

All you need is a star map to get you there

But once you get in

Yeah, you’ll never get out again

 

Got to go, California

Heading back, back where we belong

Hollywood, nice to know ya

Feels so good

But look what you’ve gone and done

 

Here we are, here we are, here we are

Got two amps and a synth

And a couple of guitars

Fuzz pedal and a broke down drum machine

Here we are, nice to meet you

It’s so good to be here

 

Got to go to California

Heading back, back where we belong

Hollywood, nice to know ya

You feel so good

But look what you’ve gone and done

 

Now we can’t get back…no

 

Got to go, California

Heading back, back where we belong

Hollywood, nice to know ya

Feels so good

But look what you’ve gone and done




 

Escape With You

 

Lost my way on a Monday

Didn’t know where to go

Took a wrong turn on Tuesday

It was moving too slow

By the time we reach Sunday

We’ll find our way home

Just forget about Friday

And Saturday’s gone…

Saturday’s gone

 

Where ever you will run

I will follow

Where ever you will go

You will be found

And if you leave today

I’ll leave tomorrow

And if you go for good

I will find a way…

To escape with you

 

Dropped you off at the station

Without a ticket to go

I wish I’d remember

But there’re so many roads

Said something about wet sand

Underneath your toes

And a place on a postcard

And I already know…

I already know

 

Where ever you will run

I will follow

Where ever you will go

You will be found

And if you leave in a car

I’ll be behind you

And if you fly in a plane

I will find a way…

To escape with you

 

Leave me a trail that I can follow

Bread crumbs that the birds won’t swallow

Cryptic notes that might seem hollow

To anyone but me

Give me a clue that I can solve

And leave the light on in the hall

You know that I won’t be so very long



 

You Light Up

 

Why can’t you leave what’s good alone?

Why did you have to disconnect the telephone?

I’d give you anything you want

I bought the stars for you 

You burnt out every one

 

You light up, don’t you? 

For him, yeah you do

You light up

Why don’t you light up for me too?

 

I take you to your favourite club

But you’re not really there at all

It’s not enough

You’re dancing to some other song

And it’s so obvious, so obvious to everyone

 

You light up, don’t you? 

For him, yeah you do

You light up

Why don’t you light up for me too?

 

There’s nothing to explain

The words just come out strange

When we play these stupid games

There’s nothing to concede

It’s still just you and me

Still just you and me

 

Why can’t you leave what’s good alone?

 

You light up, don’t you? 

For him, yeah you do

You light up

Why don’t you light up for me too?

Light up for me too

Just a little bit

Light up for me too

Just a little bit…

Then burn, yeah, burn

 

There’s nothing to explain

The words just come out strange

When we play these stupid games


 

B Movie

 

I could sleepwalk through this script

I know each line by memory

I was born to play this part I’m playing

The cameras start to roll

The director calls out action

And I’m there like I’m living the moment

 

But I know you’re out there

And I know you’re watching somewhere

And I know you want to write me out again

The rain’s coming down

It’s the last day of the picture

It’s the scene where we meet 

For the first time

The light hits your face

As they move in for your close-up

The director calls cut from the sidelines

 

Cause you can try and act if you like

But it’s still there in your eyes

And you know you don’t want this to end

 

Cause we were good in this scene

Why’d you have to cut it

Leave our lives on the floor in pieces?

The fireworks filled the screen

And I know the critics saw it

In the chemistry we had between us

 

And I know you’d see it

And I’m sure you’d start to believe it

If you stayed and watched it ‘till the end

 

Cause without it doesn’t make any sense

Don’t pretend, no

That you understand anything

Without it doesn’t make any sense

 

The movie starts to roll

I’m sitting in the theatre

Keep watching it over and over

We won our awards

And all the critics loved us

We shone bright

But it’s not what I hoped for

 

Cause somewhere out there

You live your life without this

I just hope one day you’ll watch it again

 

Cause we were good in this scene

Why’d you have to cut it

Leave our lives on the floor in pieces?

The fireworks filled the screen

And I know the critics saw it

In the chemistry that burned between us

 

And I know you’ll see it

And I’m sure you’ll start to believe it

If you stay and watch it ‘till the end

 

Cause without it doesn’t make sense

Without it doesn’t make any sense



 

End Of Story

 

When I broke in

I started from the start

I was hoping

You’d let me find my part

Cause the real thing

Is never very far

From complication

 

You said you’d follow

Everywhere I went

Looked out my window

And now we can pretend

I never saw you

Shine the way you did

When I let you in

 

End of story

Now we start again

No more saying sorry

We’ll meet again

 

Packed up our troubles

And headed for the coast

Full of promise

And now it won’t let go

We had our moments

And the chemistry was good

We played it well

 

End of story

Now we start again

No more saying sorry

We’ll meet again

Same old story

Now we start again

No more saying sorry

We’ll meet again

 

You slipped into my life

And you stuck around a while

And then you reconnected

All the broken wires

You send and I receive

And all the messages are clear

You know that’s all I ever really wanted

End of story








 

Words Will Smash Walls

 

You and I we feel so small

The two of us against the world

It doesn’t seem to matter what we say

You and I don’t think we can

But we can wake up from this dream

And shake the cobwebs 

From our sleeping hands

 

It’s not easy

It’s not easy, but we can…

 

We read the papers, watch TV

And give opinions so freely

When it’s all a million miles away

We can sympathize but not comprehend

When it’s of no consequence

Until one day it’s knocking at our door

 

And then it’s easy

It’s so easy…

 

To see, to see what really matters

And see the worlds that words can shatter

So please just say what really matters

I’ve seen the worlds that words can shatter

 

Cause words will smash walls

Will smash walls

 

You and I we feel so small

The two of us against the world

But maybe that’s a good thing after all

 

Cause it’s easy

It’s so easy…

 

To see, to see what really matters

And see the worlds that words can shatter

So please just say what really matters

I’ve seen the worlds that words can shatter

 

Cause words will smash walls

Will smash walls




 

Closing Credits

 

And when the credits roll

And all the crowds go home

The house lights come on

And everything we made’s undone

 

No more make believe

No more starring scenes

Was is all a dream

Or someone else’s words instead?

 

Cause in the end

When all is said

Can we still pretend

That everything we did

And every single word we said

We meant?

 

We did