RUN

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released May 5, 2017

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London-based punk rock quintet, GHOULS, are striding into 2017 with their new 12 track album, 'RUN' set for release on 5th May 2017 via 1471 Records.

Inspired by true stories from the daily grind of real life and the struggles faced in the modern day, 'RUN' encapsulates the challenges, thought processes and feelings of a group of young men coming of age. .
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Track Name: Seasonal Affective
Second month of the year
Defined by the angle of
A spinning sphere, I
Lay awake watching someone show me how

Work is hard to get through
I work out just to get me through the day
I’m so exhausted, in a daze
They’re all the same, but I'm


Over it
There's not much I can do
About it
I'll take a look at the view
View, my window's closed
The sky is blue but the air’s so cold, I'm
Seasonal affective
Winter can be depressing

I’ve given up on my friends
Nothing ever happens even on the weekends, they
Just presume I’m up to something else
(“Sorry dude, I thought that you were busy…”)

I want to be on every plane I see
I want to be with a girl who's make-believe
I don’t know who she is
But with these specifications she just can’t exist, I'm

Over it
There's not much I can do
About it
I'll take a look at the view
View, my window's closed
The sky is blue but the air’s so cold, I'm
Seasonal affective
Winter can be depressing


I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
I don’t know how I really feel
Maybe it will get better
Improve with the weather

I’m
Over it
(Maybe it will get better)
I’m
Over it
(Improve with the weather)
Take a look at the view
View, my window's closed
The sky is blue but the air’s so cold, I'm
Seasonal affective
Winter can be depressing
I’m seasonal affective
Winter is so depressing
Track Name: Autophobia
Do I text her now, do I
Tell her how I really feel?
I just want her time, to take
Up the space you used to fill
She’s someone that's kind
She helps seal the cracks that need to heal
But she doesn’t fill my mind
She distracts me from you
It’s not ideal, but

I’m lonely
So lonely, I'm
Lower than I’ve felt before
And she just fills the time whilst I
Set my body right
Yeah, she fulfils a purpose but
My feelings remain worthless all the while

Wait, what is this?
Is this a feeling, is it meaning?
No, it's
Guilty conscience
That tells my body thats it's okay
That I use her, just abuse her
Her good nature, her good mind
I guess the hate is due in some time
The hate is due sometime soon

I’m lonely
So lonely, I'm
Lower than I’ve felt before
And she just fills the time whilst I
Set my body right
Yeah, I’m a bad person but
My feelings remain worthless
All the while
I’m worthless all the while

And all the while, you’re on my mind
You’re the cause of all these sleepless nights
She works as a distraction from
Thoughts of countless fractions on
The likelihood of you ever coming back

'Cause I’m lonely, I'm
So lonely, I'm
Lower than I’ve felt before
And she just fills the time whilst I
Set my body right
Yeah, I’m a bad person but
My feelings remain worthless
All the
While
Track Name: Better Places
I should like the way it feels
Instead I make a big ordeal
In a loud room, her perfume
Alcohol was consumed
Thought that I wanted to be there
She played suit, no dispute
But I looked for the escape route
Decided to give up because of fear

There’s so many places
I would rather be
Tell me why I waste my time here
I don’t want to do this
Please will you set me free?
I think I might have lost my mind here

I’ve been to this place before
But that fact we will ignore
I was in doubt, I reached out
Asked her if she was about
And ended up at her place again
She wore a big frown
Dressing gown
I told her that I felt down
And that's the reason that I was there

I’ve got better places to be
Yeah, I’ve got better places to be
I used you, low in my self-esteem
I’m sorry 'cause I know it was mean

Yeah, I've got better places to be

'Cause there’s so many places, that I would rather be
Tell me why I waste my time here
I’m turning into someone
That I don’t want to be
I think I might have lost my mind here

'Cause I've got better places to be
Yeah, I've got better places to be
I used you, low in my self-esteem
I'm sorry 'cause I know it was mean
Track Name: Facebook Friend
Sat here in my room like I was, only yesterday
Having the same thought as if, as if I meditate
She's no longer on my mind, so that I can celebrate
But I’m still stuck, in the back, like all I do is tailgate

I just want to feel something
But I just don’t know what it is

Repeat the line again
That part you said about staying friends
But I, I won’t see you again
You’re just another Facebook friend, yeah
I, I won’t see you again
You’re just another random text that I’ll ignore

I don’t mind I don’t mind, I don’t mind
It’s not like I’m looking for love
But it's excuse, on excuse, on excuse that I’ll say
When you wanna meet up

Maybe no one’s right for me, opaque vision, hard to see
My head tells me to let it be, lock the heart and throw the key
I just sit here in my room, write about it in that book
I need somebody’s company, so take me into custody

I just want to feel something

Repeat the line again
That part you said about staying friends
But I, I won’t see you again
You’re just another Facebook friend, yeah
I, I won’t see you again
You’re just another random text

I just want to feel something
I just don’t know what it is

Maybe no one’s right for me
Maybe it was only she
I need somebody’s company
So take me into custody
My head tells me to let it be
Lock the heart and throw the key
I just sit and feel lonely
Thinking maybe no one’s right for me
'Cause maybe no one’s right for me
(Maybe no one’s right for me)
I just want to feel something

Repeat the line again
That part you said about staying friends
But I
I won’t see you again
You’re just another Facebook friend, yeah
I, I won’t see you again
You’re just another random text that I’ll ignore
Track Name: Salt
I stayed out a little too late last night
I saw her, we haven’t spoken much in time
I got one more drink though I’d had enough
And then the taxi ride meant I spent too much
I really wish I’d just stayed in to write

This is my life
Without you in it

Her words rub the wounds like salt
It's still hard, but not everything’s her fault
Not everything’s her fault
And I’d say I gave it all I got
I worked hard but this isn’t what she wants
Not everything’s her fault

“I miss you,” she said to me
I didn’t say much back 'cause I didn’t know the meaning
She’d been drinking

Woke up hungover and regret it?
I hope you did

Her words rub the wounds like salt
It still hurts, but not everything’s her fault
Not everything’s her fault
And I’d say I gave it all I got
I worked hard but this isn’t what she wants
Not everything’s her fault

And this was meant apologetic
I feel so bad
I blamed you and I regret it
It makes me sad

Her words rub the wounds like salt
It still hurts, but not everything was my fault
Everything was my fault?
And you’d say you gave it all you’ve got
But this conversation's old
I don’t miss you any more

This is my life
Without you in it
Track Name: The Difference
A moment of clarity
I think I’m doing something right
Harder for you to see
'Cause you're so short of sight
Of what this all means to me
'Cause I can’t live my life
Without doing what I like

And I’ll be over here
Far away from where you can reach
Nobody else near
I don’t wanna be part of your scene
I keep barking like a dog 'cause I refuse to be a sheep
Yeah, I’m barking like a dog 'cause I refuse to be a sheep

The difference between you and me
Is I believed in us
Now the difference between you and me
Is I believe in this
Yeah, I believe in this

And there’s all these excuses
On why we won’t succeed
Everyone has their own idea
Of what it is we need
But I’m more than happy
Staying true to me
I don’t really care for who you want me to be

The difference between you and me
Is I believed in us
Now the difference between you and me
Is I believe in this

Distance and time
Separated by state of mind
I refuse to give up, I’m happy paying the fine
'Cause this is me and it will be until I die
This is just what I need to get by

The difference between you and me
Is you gave up but I
Won’t

Now the difference between you and me
Is I believe in this
Yeah I believe in this
Yeah I believe in this
Yeah I believe in this

(I keep barking like a dog 'cause I refuse to be a sheep)
Track Name: Home
As I walk down this road
I suddenly feel like I’m eleven years old
The school bus would drop me home this way
Was always thrilled to see the end of those days

And now I walk down this road
I can't believe I'm now twenty-four years old
I see the kids who can't be more than half my age
Soon to grow up and get away from this place

Do you look out your window
And see the boy who's always running around in circles?
I’m running around in circles again

Home
You're just a building made out of earth, wood and stone
Home
You’re just a place where my parents live alone

And as I think down this path
Life is weird and it moves so fast, I see
A girl I used to know from school
She’s got two kids and her husband's on call

Does she look out her window
And see the boy who's still chasing his dreams, or
Does she look out her window
And see the boy who's always running around in circles?
I’m running around in circles again

Home
You're just a building made of earth, wood and stone
Home
You’re just a place where my parents live alone
But home
This family needs you, more than you'll ever know

And you can take me away
But you can't take it from me
Yeah you can take me away
But you can't take it from me

Home
You're just a building made of earth, wood and stone
Home
You’re just a place where my parents live alone
But home
This family needs you, more than you'll ever know

More than you’ll ever know
Track Name: Antagonist
You
What did you expect me to do?
You could have at least seen this through
It's true, there is no excuse
Getting rid of guilty conscience
By blaming it on someone, but

Who?
This doesn't lie with anyone but you
Taking all the things you’ll never be
With me, just what you foresee
Personified your problems
By blaming them on someone

Fist felt so tight, my teeth were clenched
A sudden shot of adrenaline to the head

How dare you think, you can just come back like that?
Labelled it friendship, like you thought I'd understand
And it might be something new for you
But you can’t pick me up as
And when you choose
Is that
Not obvious?
Is that obvious?

You
What did you want me to do?
Always looking for escape routes
Cut me loose, I can't choose what you do
Run away from every problem
'Cause you don’t want to face them, no

You’ll play the part of the antagonist
You’re just another victim on the list

How dare you think, you can just come back like that?
Labelled it friendship, like you thought I'd understand
And it might be something new for you
But you can’t pick me up as and when you choose
Is that not obvious?
Is that obvious?
Track Name: Hard Days
Ever get the feeling
Ever get the feeling that you have no meaning?
Work until you are dead
Earn a wage just so you can go to bed
Give up on that life plan that you set out in your head

Ever get the feeling
Ever get the feeling that you can’t be dealing
With stressful doubts that
Make doing things just seem like a chore?
Then punish yourself for not doing anything at all

Everybody has their breaking point

It’s been a hard day, yeah
It’s been a hard day, yeah
It’s been a hard day's wondering how they got it all
It’s been a hard day's thinking where on earth I went wrong

Well, everybody looking
Like you just said something crazy
“Give up the dream now, come on kid you’re only wasting
Your precious time, these thoughts are not for you and I
You don’t have what you want, but you’ve got what you need”

Well, I wish I wish
This was easy
And I wish I wish
We’d get payback for what we’ve put in

It’s been a hard day, yeah
It’s been a hard day, yeah
It’s been a hard day wondering how they got it all
We worked for this but maybe we just don’t belong?
It’s been a hard day, yeah
It’s been a hard day, yeah
It’s been a hard day wondering how they have it all
It’s been a hard day thinking where on earth I went wrong
Track Name: Disavowal
Take a look, take a look
Tell me: what do you see?
I’ll find a hook, find a hook
'Cause it's all that I need

I’d be
Careful
When you’d be
There for me
Did you make me up in your head?
An ideal version of who I am?

Now it’s like I didn’t even exist

You didn’t mean it
You didn’t mean it

Take a drink, take a drink
That was always your way
I’ll have a think, have a think
Talk to you
Another day

I’ve been
Trying
My hardest
To move on
To someone
That I like
Who helps me
Now you’re gone

I’ll pretend that you don’t even exist

You didn’t mean it
You didn’t mean it

The distance means you're far away
I’ll likely never see you again
You didn’t mean it

I’ve been
Trying
My hardest
To move on
Yeah, I’ve been
Trying
My hardest
To move on
Yeah, I’ve been
Trying
My hardest
To move on
Yeah, I’ve been
Trying
My hardest
To move on
To move on

The distance means you're far away
I’ll likely never see you again
You didn't mean it
You didn’t mean it
You did…
Track Name: Expect Greater Things
I woke up in this tomb
And decided living was a problem with you, 'cause
Everything I’ve ever said
Is something you’ve done, something you’ve already read
I’m not good enough, you’ve had it much better, much better
Before

Da-da, da-da, da-da-da da da-da
Da-da, da-da, da-da

I woke up in my room
The day after racing, my heart was still pacing
So, so I called you up
But your friends are much better, it needs to be better
So, please, Now I’m giving up
Let's see you win this one; be my guest, and win this one from me

'Cause everything I’ve ever done
You’ve done better
And every place I’ve ever gone
You’ve been there before
But now I’m giving up, are you giving up better?
Better?
Oh, now I’m giving up, are you giving up better?
I think it's better you did

Da-da, da-da, da-da-da da da-da
Da-da, da-da, da-da

'Cause everything I’ve ever done, you’ve done better
And every place I’ve ever gone
You’ve been there before
But now I’m giving up, are you giving up better?
Better?
Oh, now I’m giving up, are you giving up better?
I think it's better you did

Da-da, da-da, da-da-da da da-da
Track Name: Oxytocin
Weep
Weep by yourself
Or sleep
With somebody else
'Cause this solitude
Isn’t good for our health
I keep lying alone in my bed
With nobody else
(With nobody else)

Give me more, give me more, give me more
Oxytocin, dose me up with
All that you’ve got, all that you’ve got
Is that all that you’ve got, all that you’ve got?

Breathe
Breathe like you mean it
The touch of your fingers
Tell me you’ve seen this before
Because you and me
We have no meaning
But it's better than laying alone as I stare at the ceiling
(Stare at the ceiling)

Yeah, you were the difference
Defeated by distance
And now I
Will pay the consequences

Give me more, give me more
Give me more, give me more
Give me more

Yeah
You were the difference
Defeated by distance
And now I
Just dose up on oxytocin to get by
Yeah, I’m
Doing fine

Is that all that you’ve got? All that you’ve got?
Is that all that you’ve got? All that you’ve got?