Leave The Future Behind

by The Blue Screen of Death

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THIS BAND IS NO MORE. However, we still make music, as "Hercules Morse".

Bandcamp: herculesmorseuk.bandcamp.com
Website: herculesmorse.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/herculesmorseuk
Twitter: twitter.com/herculesmorseuk

About Leave The Future Behind...

Until recently, Blue Screen had been living in filth in a terribly grotty "hole" in Southampton that they called "home".

It was a house that had all the charm of a post-apocalyptic nuclear bunker and was about as welcoming as Fritzl's basement. There was mould growing on the walls, ceiling and on just about anything else that was unfortunate enough to be stationary for more than a day.

However, despite all its shortcomings, this place of residence was also home to "Widdecombe Studios", and from her womb, this album emerged. For that we are grateful.

Here's what some nice people have said about this album...

“Eat your heart out, Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age wish they’d stolen a few of these riffs.” - Soton Tab

"The album provides a very enjoyable listening experience from a band with large amounts of talent with equal amounts of humour in good measure." - Rock Regeneration

“This short album provides a very consistent set of catchy hard-edged songs. The Blue Screen Of Death have a definite ear for a tune, quickly grabbing attention, even on the first listen.” - Music Junkie

“They are able to punch their way out of any radio-friendly trappings into which they play themselves. Channeling their obvious hostility toward frozen computers into some slightly demented, teasingly danceable, desert-borne riffs.” - Broken Beard

“The Blue Screen of Death is welcome flush of energy to Britain’s stagnant rock scene. Getting the most out of stoner-rock riffs with pop-savy melodies, has resulted in a timeless collection of sure-fire hits.” - Chybucca Sounds

There are many wonderful people, without whom this album would not have been possible, to which we are forever indebted.

Big thanks and credit go to:

The immensely talented Byron Blackstock for producing wonderful artwork on, not only this, but all the BSoD releases and generally Mothering us and whipping us into shape.

The marvellously magnificent Ben Turk for having the patience to endlessly listen to and scrutinise the record until it sounded like a choir of (rather angry) angels singing (whilst being chased by an even more angry cete of Badgers)

Thin Billy, Tom McKeand and The Dirty Mac for the loan of microphones and general dirty lovin'.

The two, non-band member, housemates (Biscuit Boy and Michelle "wannabe Tigger" Crooks) deserve appreciation for putting up with our loud noises.

The unfortunately-short-haired Jeremy Bunnett (a.k.a. "The Merc") for being head of our merchandise department and teaching us how to play tennis.

All our friends, family and fans who relentlessly turn up to gigs, say kind things and generally keep us going. You know who you are and, although we are too emotionally retarded to say it in person, we love you all very much.

Also, SPAGman, whoever he is, for fixing up our spelling, punctuation and grammar.

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released August 18, 2012

All tracks Written and Performed by The Blue Screen of Death
Produced by Ben Turk. You can find Ben here:
www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Turk/127581624014004

Artwork by Byron Blackstock. You can find more of Byron's work here:
byronblackstock.tumblr.com

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Track Name: Let It Go
This is not the future that you saw,
But I tried to warn you,
Don’t ignore,
What you know is true,
You’ve got to run and hide,
Just leave it all behind,
‘Cos if it gets inside,
You will lose your mind.

Now you see it, now you don’t
Just let it go,
I get the feeling that you won’t,
Just let it go

This is not the you you used to be,
But I won’t desert you,
Trust in me,
I will pull you through.
It’s time for you to decide,
You’ve got to swallow pride,
It isn’t worth the fight,
And you know I’m right.

Now you see it, now you don’t
Just let it go,
I get the feeling that you won’t,
Just let it go

This fear alone, consumes you,
Fuelled by your own confused view,
I’m sure it’s not easy to move on,
But you need to know it’s all gone.

So now you know the way it’s got to be,
It’s your own decision,
Are you finally, ready to move on?
Track Name: Do It Right
Come ride with me and I will teach you to fly,
I’ll show you places that will open your eyes,
I’ll send you crazy, drive you out of your mind,
But I can help you leave the future behind,

You laugh, you cry,
You live, you die,
You can't decide the reason why,

You only get one chance at life,
You’re gonna need to have to show,
That you’re gonna do it right,
You’re gonna have to wanna go.

There’s nothing I can give that you don’t need,
Necessity is my insatiable greed.

You laugh, you cry,
You live, you die,
You can't decide the reason why,

You only get one chance at life,
You’re gonna need to have to show,
That you’re gonna do it right,
You’re gonna have to wanna go.
All the way to win this fight,
You’re gonna need to have to show,
That you’re gonna do it right,
That’s all you ever need to know.
Track Name: U.F.
Innocence bestows itself,
Upon your pure and greedless wealth,
Your debt is cleared and slate is clean,
Reality’s a distant dream,

Unblemished, undefined,
And yet to make your mind,
There’s a hurt in you that subverts all the words you incur,
As the world begins to turn the wheels to grind you down,

I can’t even tell,
If it’s wrong or right, if it’s wrong or right,
To save this living hell,
Is it worth the fight? Is it worth the fight?

Your future is an open mould,
The greatest story left untold,
Naivety will bring you strength,
Protect you from your ignorance,
So let grow, this seed you sow,
And question everything you think you know.
Track Name: Fool's Facade
The words you tell reveal the lies,
Beneath the shell of your disguise,
Your empty sycophantic ways,
Are vacant infantile displays,
You’re afraid,
That the world will see,
You’re a fake,
So you try to keep,
Within the walls of your façade,
And never show them who you are,

I see you smile but know inside it’s all so hollow,
I don’t know why but all the while you’re just so shallow

You play your cards close to your chest,
You keep your guard with honest pretext,
You think you’re right, but know that you’re wrong,
And it’s all self-defence,
You hide behind this masquerade,
And play your part in life’s charade,
You’re in so deep; you’re in so far,
You can’t remember who you are

I see you smile but know inside it’s all so hollow,
I don’t know why but all the while you’re just so shallow,
You’re frightened; you’re lost somewhere in your disease,
You’re hiding, this mask only lies and deceives.
Track Name: Back Against The Wall
With your back against the wall, you suddenly ain’t so tall, the cracks begin appearing,
When you’re facing it all alone, ‘cos you’re making it on your own, you’ll hear the crowds all cheering,
When you’re trying to play it cool, but suddenly you’re the fool, it’s all that you were fearing.

I hope, I get to see you take a dive, and fade out and fall down and fail life,
I hope, I live to see you crash and burn, and face up to all that you deserve.

With your back against the wall, you’re ready to take a fall, it’s time for you to face it,
You know you brought this on yourself, by shitting on everyone else, bad guys don’t always make it,
So now it’s time to pay, for living your life this way, you had your chance to change it,
Now your back’s against the wall, you’re ready to take a fall, too late for you to save it.

I hope, I get to see you take a dive, and fade out and fall down and fail life,
I hope, I live to see you crash and burn, and face up to all that you deserve.
Track Name: What Would Arnie Do?
I’ve seen enough action films,
To know how to survive,
I know the good guys always win,
And bad guys always die,

I like my moral messages,
Heavy-handed and violent,
And I don’t care for the consequences,
I just like guns and knives,

Say hello to my little friend…

All you’ve got to ask yourself is;
What would Arnie do?
There’s nothing that can’t be solved with,
One-liners and kung-fu moves,

Lesson One in the action bible,
Elocution ain’t tough,
Dialogue should be barely audible,
‘Cos action’s loud enough,

If you’re full of testosterone,
You don’t have to reload,
You’ll learn attack is the best defence,
And everything explodes,

Bullets hit your left shoulder bone,
You will get blood on your clothes,
You won’t develop incontinence,
‘Cos heroes never go,

I ain’t got time to bleed…

All you’ve got to ask yourself is;
What would Arnie do?
There’s nothing that can’t be solved with,
One-liners and kung-fu moves,

This stuff will turn you into a sexual tyrannosaurus,
This stuff will turn you into a sexual tyrannosaurus,

If there’s bad guys and zombies,
If you wanna stay alive,
Stay with me,

If there’s bad guys and zombies,
If you wanna stay alive,
Stay with me,

All you’ve got to ask yourself is;
What would Arnie do?
There’s nothing that can’t be solved with,
One-liners and kung-fu moves,
Track Name: Cross The Road
You cross the road, just to see what’s on the other side,
Nothing’s good enough for you,
You’ve gone insane, feeding from your twisted lies,
And now you’re lost in the truth,

You think you’re incarcerated, and I hold all the keys,
You cross the road, but in time you’ll come to realise,
I’m all you need,

You can’t do this on your own,
So why do you persist to moan?
If you wanted you could go,
But you can’t, as you well know,

You can’t decide if it’s love or hate you feel inside,
But you know it’s all for me,
You’re aching brain, thinks it knows what’s wrong and right,
But your heart fails to see,

Your ego is so inflated; it’s driving us crazy,
You cross the road, but in time you’ll come to realise,
I’m all unique.
Track Name: Fatal Error
It seems a fatal error has occurred,
And still so many questions unanswered,
Still I must strive to find the truth,
As I’m left confronted by this blue,

The screen of death rules over me,
With every breath I must concede,
You must have guessed,
That I’m obsessed with the screen of death,
And though I know it’s bad for me,
It’s sapphire splendour’s all I need,
I must confess,
That I’m obsessed with the screen of death,

Now I live to serve what I’ve become,
I try to shout for help but find I’m dumb,
I feel the urges pulsing through my veins,
Will I ever break these azure chains?
Track Name: Let It Go (Live Acoustic Version)
This is not the future that you saw,
But I tried to warn you,
Don’t ignore,
What you know is true,
You’ve got to run and hide,
Just leave it all behind,
‘Cos if it gets inside,
You will lose your mind.

Now you see it, now you don’t
Just let it go,
I get the feeling that you won’t,
Just let it go

This is not the you you used to be,
But I won’t desert you,
Trust in me,
I will pull you through.
It’s time for you to decide,
You’ve got to swallow pride,
It isn’t worth the fight,
And you know I’m right.

Now you see it, now you don’t
Just let it go,
I get the feeling that you won’t,
Just let it go

This fear alone, consumes you,
Fuelled by your own confused view,
I’m sure it’s not easy to move on,
But you need to know it’s all gone.

So now you know the way it’s got to be,
It’s your own decision,
Are you finally, ready to move on?

Now you see it, now you don’t
Just let it go,
I get the feeling that you won’t,
Just let it go