Belly Of The Hopeless

by Ceiling Demons

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Ceiling Demons return with a 6 track EP for Frux Tapes.
Order the limited cassette tape here:
fruxtapes.bandcamp.com/album/belly-of-the-hopeless

Belly of the Hopeless deals a blow of northern grit and rawness, intertwined with the trip-hop/punk sensibilities of its Bristol-born producer Jonathan Swift of Outside Your House.

"Its mood is incredibly dark but like all good hip hop it commands you to listen to the story and the additional bleak production ensures the mood hits home.... already picking up support from Tom Robinson and Scroobius Pip amongst others" www.tipping-point.co.uk

Watch the stop motion animated video for Stones by Callum Scott-Dyson here: bit.ly/24VDLvv

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released May 27, 2016

Words Ceiling Demons
Music & Production Jonathan Swift
Mastered by Faithful Johannes
Original artwork Tim Coomber
Design artwork Joe Keys

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Ceiling Demons England, UK

Alternative Hip Hop from Yorkshire
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Track Name: Stones
Starlight's heighten the heights of night-time
Rush with the rhythms, move in disguise
Nothing is hidden, it's all in position
Another transition
We end in the beginning
Swimming in empathy, sleeping on ceilings
Zoned into signs I'll be walking the lines
Between the planets and fires in orbital life
Remove the remorse that I've left behind
Sickened by thinking, wallow forbidden
We end in the beginning
My skeleton figure moves like the river
Near the danger, but removed from the picture
We sink like stones
Magnets react to the orchestra's flow
Laughing in melody, a choir of memories
Rolls through these lands
Now we sink like stones

Hollowed out corpses explored by torturous
Souls get caught in this whole world order it's cold and glorious, under the radius
Roll like Sisyphus
Taking the piss, poor pictures, trigger happy fingers
Slip of the tongue, twister, whisper
Smoke and mirrors, led by scriptures
Found by litter pickers
Pride and honour
Translates like horror
Stories graphic, debaucheries squalor
Follow the poisonous, swallow the seeds and see the trees grieve in the breeze
Tomorrow could see another deceased
We sink like stones.
Track Name: Belly Of The Hopeless
I battled with the bottle but I had to do it sozzled
Puzzled by poison, I shovel the dirt that I live in
With a digging dignity written in the stars
Look up to the legends
Shining inspiration on the doubts and hesitations
That are stopping you from facing
All the fears that you’re escaping
Making nothing but problems for the things that you’re craving
Your heart is not vacant
You wear it like a bracelet
A chain that isn’t braking
On a wrist that the blade has tasted
But never liked the taste of
Spit the venom on the paper
Punch the future so you’ll wake it
From the death defining moment
In the belly of the hopeless
Focus.

Focus, focus high in the belly of the hopeless
Focus, focus
Look up then down in the belly of the hopeless

This is the depth of death
This is the start of what’s next
Step towards oneness
Into the arms of openness
Shed the old skin and let go
The man I was hangs like a shadow
The water will drown the shallow and bring hope to the hollow
Hallowed dreams of tomorrow
Identify and eclipse the sorrow
Everything you owned was borrowed
Everyone has paths to follow
Everything you own is borrowed

The silence speaks so loud
It will wake up this whole house
Silence speaks so loud

From a tomb once lost in a battle
To a tune that makes your ribcage rattle
We create a tone that's never quite settled
But set the bar to raise the level
From a tomb once lost in a battle
To a tune that makes your ribcage rattle
We create a tone that's never quite settled
But set the bar to raise the level
Track Name: Will Love Return
What we love is not enough
Blown apart by the gust
Push your luck and test your trust
Ignore the voices from above

Turn to drink and drown in drugs
I can’t hear your silent word
So the silence cuts and hurts
This voiceless house will surely burn
If these flames proceed to yearn
Demons ash this future urn
Smoke grows quick, will love return
Will love return?

What we love is not enough
Blown apart by the gust
Push your luck and test your trust, ignore the voices from above
Turn to drink and drown in drugs
I can’t hear your silent word
So this silence cuts and hurts
Will love return?
Will love return?

It feels pointless now
Am I voiceless now
In this ocean of fidget crowds?
Can you hear me now?
I will burn this house
I’m smoking too much for you to put me out
It feels pointless now
Am I voiceless now in this ocean of fidget crowds?
Can you hear me now?
I will burn this house
I’m smoking too much for you to put me out

What we love is not enough
Blown apart by the gust
Push your luck and test your trust
Ignore the voices from above

What we love is not enough
Blown apart by the gust
Push your luck and test your trust
Ignore the voices from above
Track Name: Missed The Train
Hold on just a minute
If you hold it then you feel it
If you haven’t got no limits
Then you’re limitless

Hold on just a minute
If you hold it then you feel it
If you haven’t got no limits
Then you’re limitless

Are you through with it?
Flaking out – hypocrite
I’ll rewrite this fucking script
Leave my mark – hieroglyph
Many Rivers – Jimmy Cliff
Cross and crossed, kiss and dig
Treasured touch, now a stitch
Get a grip, burn the bridge
Let it out, take a whiz
On the world –apocalypse
Substance abuse, scientist
Take a hit, miss the hint
Drowning habits try and swim
Lights flash, start to spin
At it again, lost your friends
Smoke your mind, mind your step
Dance with death, no regrets
Ceilings, floors, seeped in sweat
Lost for breath, cigarette
Out of line, on a trip.

Missed the train, mixed your drinks
Cut the shit, tricky kid
Missed the train, mixed your drinks
Cut the shit, tricky kid

Hold on just a minute
If you hold it then you feel it
If you haven’t got no limits
Then you’re limitless

Hold on just a minute
If you hold it then you feel it
If you haven’t got no limits
Then you’re limitless

Spread your wings, sticking skins
Wrap it up, now let's begin
That sign of spring, three months in
March towards, the quire sings
Abide in me, die with me
Climb aboard and ride the breeze
The empty road and sceneries, all around now stop and breathe
Stop and breathe, breathe and stop
For real, and give it what you've got
Not the first time, not the last
Dig it up, just like the past
Shed the mask, have a laugh
We were young and had a blast
Make a splash, took a bath
Now we're old, time goes too fast

Missed the train, mixed your drinks
Cut the shit, tricky kid

Missed the train, mixed your drinks
Cut the shit, tricky kid

Missed the train, mixed your drinks
Cut the shit, tricky kid
Track Name: Open Eyes
Open eyes aligned in a moment in time
Locked in desire, envisioned in mind
Open eyes aligned in a moment in time
Locked in desire, envisioned in mind

Dissolve disillusion
Breath in pure truth
In rhythms we move
In music we bloom
In visions we see
In music we move

Dissolve disillusion
Breath in pure truth

The distant clouds make the people proud
Loud and clear, they scream and shout
No more fear, no more doubt
The tribal drums beat the restless crowd - into shapes and into sounds. Feel the pulse and figure it out
Piece by piece, unmask, believe
See the ghosts and speak to these
Sacred souls have love for you but love yourself and you'll be true When you do, this world will choose, to give you gifts, knowledge and truths.

Turn the page, I wrote the stage into the play - an outlet for the rage
Track Name: Sundays
Stigmata take my dagger
Cut my throat and kill the swagger
Curse the strange in us, become the dangerous
Can the man, defeat the monstrous?

Go ahead and open the pictures, unzip the folder
Self absorbed climates feel the moister
Sinking under, your airwaves anger, thicker and darker
My vision delivers insight
Coughing up stage fright
This might be the night if you can only realise
That the tension is undressing and learn these lessons
Believe diseased questions

Sleepless nights end the movie
The credits roll and the room is empty
Sleepless nights end the movie
Gloomy like my moods, and they consume me
Answers are mistaken identities
Tragedies, without the subtleties or artistic integrities

Answers are lonely and gritty
Gloomy like my moods, and they consume me
Sleepless nights end the movie
The credits roll and the room is empty
Sleepless nights end the movie
Gloomy like my moods, and they consume me

Stigmata, take my dagger
Cut my throat and kill the swagger
Curse the strange in us, become the dangerous
Can the man, defeat the monstrous?

I'm emulous and I'm floating on the waves
Never really capable of taping all those lies to the grave, and i'm fearful there really is a God
Even though I'm always anxious I'm living like I'm not
Sticky wickets, watching films in snippets, bracing for a hat trick
Am I at the steering wheel or am I scalextrix?

Is he at the steering wheel or is he scalextric?

Slumberless, I'm one step ahead of you, just one more year to go

I've been touched by a King
I whispered to the wind
It's hard to be happy when your heart is made of tin