CRACKS IN THE SURFACE

by A-LINE

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Buy Disc

1.
02:46
2.
03:34
3.
4.
(free) 02:58
5.
02:27
6.
7.
03:30
8.
02:42
9.
(free) 05:15

credits

released April 27, 2011

WITHOUT THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF THESE PEOPLE NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE: Robin Miller, Marc Alwine, Mik Trokel, Suzanne Schiwitz, Dirt and Brandon from Low on Sanity, Corry Cole, Thomas Morgan, Michael Hansen & Authentic Guitars, Diego Gomes, Alpha Music, Winter Sound, www.reverbnation.com, and of course all of the Awesome A-LINE fans on facebook, myspace and reverbnation!!!!!

ALL SONGS WRITTEN, COMPOSED, ARRANGED, PERFORMED AND RECORDED BY DAVID NORRIS
ALL LYRICS BY DAVID NORRIS
ENGINEERED, MIXED AND MASTERED BY DAVID NORRIS
PRODUCED BY DAVID NORRIS
THIS CD WAS RECORDED ON SONY ACID MUSIC STUDIO 8
USING A CASIO WK-1250 KEYBOARD, A FENDER PRECISION
BASS AND AN EPIPHONE ‘59 GOLD TOP LES PAUL.

ALL SONGS COPYRIGHT 2011 A-LINEMUSIC INC.

Website: www.reverbnation.com/alinedavid
Also visit me on facebook at
www.facebook.com/pages/A-LINE/154281981290411


THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO THE LOVING MEMORY OF
ARLENE SCHRUM 1921-2009
I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

A-LINE Newport News, Virginia

A-LINE began as an outlet for all of the pent up frustrations of living. To voice my thoughts and feelings on the world around me. To help let go of anger building inside me all of my life. At first it was just a theraputic exercise but has grown into a passion and a mission statement. Currently I am the sole member but I will soon be recruiting others in my bid for world domination. ... more

contact / help

Contact A-LINE

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: BREAK DOWN
BREAK DOWN
Words and music by David Norris

Riding high on broken dreams
Just a cog in the big machine
Wanting to be something else
Drowning in the wishing well
Every word you said to me
In my head still echoing
Clip the wings so I can’t fly
Watch my dreams go with the tide

Keep it all here bottled in
Until I break down again
Keep it all here bottled in
Until I break down again

Throwing shit and throwing blame
Everyday it’s still the same
I’m in a fight I cannot win
Not strong enough so I give in
I’ll sit back and let my mind erode
Wiping out every trace of you
And everyone who hated me
For being who I had to be
Just like you, you never heard
Anything I said not a single word
Caught up in your selfish life
Well here I am still trapped in mine
Never there when I needed you to do
Anything to help me make it thru
All the pain that brought me here
To this place where I’ll just disappear

Keep it all here bottled in
Until I break down again
Track Name: DEEPER
DEEPER
Words and music by David Norris

Look down
Look hard
Peel away the skin
Decay has spread
Rotting from within

Now
You feel
What it is
To be me

Your heart
So cold
Blacker than the night
It holds
Your hate
As it festers deep inside

Now
You feel
What it is
To be me

The hate
Builds up
But you push it back again

Deep down
Deeper and deeper
Track Name: FEEDING THE MACHINE
FEEDING THE MACHINE
Words and music by David Norris

Taken for granted,
Like cattle we are branded
Left alone and stranded,
Yeah isn’t it romantic
How they shove us into pins,
Into chutes we pile in
To the slaughterhouse we file in,
All were born for dying

They bludgeon us to death,
They say its for the best
Drop the blade onto our necks
And you know what’s coming next
We stand and take the pain,
Like good soldiers we are trained
We hide inside our shame
Then they bring the hammer down

All we are, battle scars, we die hard
Feeding the Machine

Everything we’ve known,
Here inside our home
Like seeds we were grown,
But onto rock were sown
Denied the fertile soil,
Ripped from the mortal coil
Reused our bones are boiled,
They burn our blood for oil

Every step we take
Helps to seal our fate
So in the dark we wait,
Building up our hate
We’ve taken all we can,
It’s time to make a stand
Someone had a plan
So we bring the hammer down

All we are, battle scars, we die hard
Feeding the Machine
Track Name: NOW I AM NOTHING
NOW I AM NOTHING
Words and music by David Norris

Falling out of self control
Twisting the further down I go
Losing my grip on sanity
Wishing that this life was just a dream

Now, I am nothing
Now, I am nothing at all

Hearing the voices of the dead
Singing songs stuck in my head
Digging deep inside my mind
Erasing the trail I left behind

Now, I am nothing
Now, I am nothing at all
Track Name: BROKEN
BROKEN
Words and music by David Norris

Broken down with broken spirit
Broken promise broken life
Broken heart asks for forgiveness
Broken soul gives up the fight

Broken patience broken limits
Broken hope broken name
Broken love begs for redemption
Broken dreams they still remain

Broken toy in broken fingers
Broken family broken home
Broken memories still linger
Broken boy now all alone
Track Name: SCRAPING HOPE
SCRAPING HOPE
Words and music by David Norris

Take my hand
Become a part of me
Steal a kiss
Become the air I breathe
Pierce my heart
Be the rhythm that it beats
Blind my eyes
You’re all I need to see

New emotions taking shape
As we drift further into space
Catching stars while they explode
Fleeting moments scraping hope

Siren calls
Me to the great unknown
There I say
What I’m too afraid to show
Rain falls down
Erasing all our tracks
As we slip between
The spaces in the cracks

New emotions taking shape
As we drift further into space
Catching stars while they explode
Fleeting moments scraping hope

Take with me
A little piece of you
Buried deep
Hidden from their view
Here its warm
I wish that I could stay
Scraping hope
To help me on my way