Clockwork Minds

by Cryptic Jim

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This is our debut EP. Writing for it began back in 2012, before the band had even formed. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we've enjoyed writing!

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released May 28, 2016

All songs written and performed by Aaron Charles, Seb Fernandez, Johnny Driver and Max Meldrum.
Artowrk by Cristina Driver.
Mixed and mastered by Glen Fernandez.

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Cryptic Jim Melbourne, Australia

Cryptic Jim are 4 piece pop/punk band from Melbourne, Australia.

Aaron Charles
Seb Fernandez
Johnny Driver
Max Meldrum

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Track Name: Violent Conception
We came round the bend
To an empire
An empire that was led astray
By badges and bullets
Who never let the innocent turn away
Who relished in tears
And preyed on the young
Whose only crime was not living up to a
To a false expectation
Go ahead and preach your lies.

While they sing “Revolution”
You think you're on the mend
They're standing at your doorstep
Can't stop them barging in
And while your home is burning
Nobody blinks an eye
And while your heart is melting
They'll extinguish the light.

Total fixation on a nation
That was run by the corrupt
The people called
They killed em' all
Only to quench their thirst for blood
So go ahead and spill the secrets
Let em' live on through all time
Let em' hear the people screaming
Go ahead;
Preach your fucking lies.

While they sing Revolution
You think you're on the mend
They're standing at your doorstep
Can't stop them barging in
And while your home is burning
Nobody blinks an eye
And while your heart is melting
They'll extinguish the light.

They'll extinguish the light
They'll extinguish the light
And while your home is burning
Nobody blinks an eye
And while your heart is melting
They call it sacrifice.
Track Name: Paddington's Aisle
Sign my heart with your name
Bind me to you, I’ll hand you the deed
Take me here on the sand
I’ll make you feel alive.
Pack your bags come with me
New start waiting, get this show on the road
Anywhere that you want
Just for a while.
(Hand in Hand).

Walk down Paddington’s Aisle
We’ve been away for a while
I’ve been waiting for you
Make your ambitions come true
With several minutes to spare
We’ll write our names in the sand
Concoct our devious plans
Side-by-side, hand-in-hand.

Feigning oblivion
I think you knew all along, that I’ve watched you
You’re dormant, so patiently
Waiting for the right time
Let my tears wash through your hair
Silence drips down, right down to your neck
My hands linger around
Waiting for the right time.
(Hand In Hand).

Walk down Paddington’s Aisle
We’ve been away for a while
I’ve been waiting for you
Make your ambitions come true
With several minutes to spare
We’ll write our names in the sand
Concoct our devious plans
Side-by-side, hand-in-hand.
Track Name: Shadows
Old fashioned ways are gone
When did our hearts fade away?
It took years to rebuild
It took nine lives to live
Why are the shadows standing still?
When there are children seeking shade?
Sometimes we need to forget our deceptions
Again?
Again.

We’re changing
Don’t know why
World’s changing don’t ask why.

Don’t wish to be another man
Just hold your own, we don’t depend on this
Eleven days ago I got lost
I felt hungry
I got tired
I grew fond of
Fighting monsters all night.

We will be set back again
Under new management
It took all night to sleep
It took all night to breathe
Why are the shadows standing still?
When people want to start again?
This time we need to reject our companions
To live
Let live.

We’re changing
Don’t know why
World’s changing don’t ask why.

Don’t wish to be another man
Just hold your own, we don’t depend on this
Eleven days ago I got lost
I felt hungry
I got tired
I grew fond of
Fighting monsters all night long.
Track Name: Serenity
This seems like a perfect place
To sit and ponder the world
To watch our stresses go by
Sit back and stare for a while
To get a feel of the atmosphere
To feel all the beauty of Earth
To sit in a coffee shop and dream of knowing what we’re all worth.

But to get that far
Far enough to understand who we are
Close enough to reach out and touch the stars
Deep enough to see the love behind the scars
High enough above to know what it all means
When lovers hold each other close between the sheets
If death will be our ultimate serenity
In a world that’s plagued by beauty bittersweet
Bittersweet.

I wish our thoughts inspired actions
And our actions inspired thoughts
See the answers are what I sought to discover
But the answers have always been lost
I want to feel the will of honest men
Men who are out define
Our destiny, to live for each other
What it takes to save another’s life.

But to be a man
To be more than a boy I gotta lend a hand
Sing our songs to make the others understand
Show them that serenity does not mean death
Give the hopeless hope by giving them our time
Even if it takes us our entire lives
Look beneath the skin to see a lifelong fight
Surely all the scars will turn the dark to light
The dark to light.

As bittersweet as it sounds
Our world is profound
With the hopes and the dreams
Of seven billion human beings
All longing for the same kind of love like a game
But the universe holds the dice.
Seems like the place and the time
To go out and save a life
Fall in love, stick it through
Till our hopes and dreams come true
Till we find that what we seek was never meant to be found.

But to get that far
Far enough to understand who we are
Close enough to reach out and touch the stars
Deep enough to see the love behind the scars
High enough above to know what it all means
When lovers hold each other close between the sheets
If death will be our ultimate serenity
In a world that’s plagued by beauty bittersweet
Or is that just the nature of our paradigm
Simply born into an awfully simple life
Born to die, to live, to fight, just to survive
That’s not how a better man would spend his time
Searching for the answers lies within my blood
Everything I know will never be enough
Try to get the feeling of the coffee shop
Happiness lies ahead man, we can’t stop.

Happiness lies ahead man, we can’t stop.
Track Name: Vices
What say we turn, run and hide?
What say we fall deep into the night?
Run away, run from pain
That only bottoms of bottles can face.
What say we leave our woes behind?
Instead of standing here waiting to die
Fall out of lines, time after time
Where we've been subject to the lies.

Our emptiness is a mindset that we fill with vices we'll regret.
Temptation closes in until we're incapacitated, yeah.

Freedom is but a stone's throw away
Regrets are nothing when I'm not feeling a God damn thing
I'm alive; I walk on air, I leave no trail to find
Take to the streets, back to my feet
This is the ground and horizon of my living being
Man, my beliefs are one of a kind
What say we turn and leave no trail to find?

We're subject to substance, make me a slave
Washing my dispossessions away
Another day, another trip
Never to detoxify this shit.
When I'm awake, man I'm in pain
But I come alive when my body breaks
Put me to shame, I live in memories on highs I'll never regain.

Our emptiness is a mindset that we fill with vices we'll regret.
Temptation closes in until we're incapacitated, yeah.

Freedom is but a stone's throw away
Regrets are nothing when I'm not feeling a God damn thing
I'm alive; I walk on air, I leave no trail to find
Take to the streets, back to my feet
This is the ground and horizon of my living being
Man, my beliefs are one of a kind
What say we turn and leave no trail to find?

No trail to find.
Track Name: This One's For You, Carmen
I’d like to think of us like a fairytale
I’d love to write a song for us two
I tried to harmonise with your heartbeat
Till it disappeared from this song of mine
Into someone else’s over time.

And all I ever wanted was for your happiness to be mine
All I ever needed was your loving smile
All I ever had was a front row seat
To watch my world fall from under my feet
To which now, I’m weak at the knees.

I could have loved you
If you’d given me the chance
I could have been there for you
When you felt the slightest bit of sad.
I should have kissed you
But it would’ve made you mad
I should have never tried
Cos my love was sent right back.

You like to think of us like we’re just friends
I can’t accept the inevitable truth of that
You like to say that we’re okay
I’m kind of glad you feel this way
If that’s the mindset that keeps you sane.

And all I ever wanted was for your happiness to be mine
All I ever needed was to give to you my time
All I ever had was a front row seat
To watch my world fall from under my feet
To which now, I’m weak at the knees.

I could have loved you
If you’d given me the chance
I could have been there for you
When you felt the slightest bit of sad.
I should have kissed you
But it would’ve made you mad
I should have never tried
Cos my love was sent right back.