The Gun Has Replaced The Handshake

by Encircled

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released October 4, 2014

Evans/Evans/Burrows

Produced By Scott Evans

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Encircled Stoke On Trent, UK

A four piece prog rock band based in the Midlands Gareth Evans - guitar
Scott Evans - Bass/Keyboards, Mark Busby Burrows - Voice /guitar
Stuart Picken - Drums.

we do this for the love of progressive rock.
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Track Name: Rise/Fall
Rise/Fall
I never saw the writing on the wall
I only saw the rise and not the fall
I never thought that you would call
I some how battle through it all

Now watch me fall

I always run before I walk
I never think before I talk
I avoid trouble when I can
I never see the fist before it lands

Now watch me fall

I always hide instead of seek
I am never strong im only weak
I feel trapped instead of free
I wish I was you instead of me

Now watch me fall

I never saw the writing on the wall
I only saw the rise and not the fall
I never really knew you at all

I always run before I walk
I never think before I talk
I never really knew you at all

I feel trapped instead of free
I wish I was you instead of me
I never really knew you at all
Track Name: This Abyss
This Abyss

Sinking slow, I drag you down
Scramble for safety I pull you down
Struggle to breath I drag you down
And now you join me in this abyss of mine

A poisoned tongue, I drag you down
The trap that ensnared you, I pull you down
Character assassination, I drag you down
And now you join me in this abyss of mine

A punch to the mouth, I’ll take you down
Cling to what you can, I pull you down
Shout out for help, I drag you down
And now you sit with me in this abyss of mine


And now do I really have anything left to say
Would it make you change your mind?
And if you ever decide to give up listening
Should I just always carry on?
Track Name: Bruise
Bruise

When you feel like your going to loose, it reminds me of a bruise
Pinned upon your arm, it won’t do you no harm
And when they start to tighten the noose, I think its going to bruise
But that’s what life’s about, sometime you have to shout

I wonder what you would say
When he comes a begging
Falling onto one knee
It always leaves you laughing

When the rough outweighs the smooth, the purple blackened bruise
Pounds with a dulling ache, conscious and awake
Pushed to a corner, a bleeding lip, a soul so broken a sprint into a limp
Stripped way down to the core, this body can’t bruise no more

I wonder what you would say
When he comes a begging
Falling onto one knee
It always leaves you laughing


Stripped way down to the core, this body can’t bruise no more
Track Name: This Too Shall Pass...
This Too Shall Pass

Slipping away in silence, more damaged than before
Running for the exit, feet firmly on the floor
A sense that you are being watched, a feeling this is not control
That nagging insecurity falling into a hole

Like all good things this too shall pass
Held up in a world that is burning away too fast
The tide that inspired us, slowly slipping away
Waiting for a sunset to end another day

You have come this far now, there is no turning back
Stop looking for some clarity to put you back on track
What used to be funny is now a jolt of pain
Staring at the full moon, can we be the same again?

Like all good things this too shall pass
Held up in a world that is burning away too fast
The tide that inspired us, slowly slipping away
Waiting for a sunset to end another day
Track Name: One For Sorrow
One For Sorrow

Sliding on black ice, skidding out of control
He had no plan, he had no self control
The best place to get lost is somewhere you don’t know
He said “one for sorrow, but where’s my two for joy?”

No one saw the look in his eyes
No one saw the truth, hidden between the lies
No one saw what he had become
He just sat around waiting for his kingdom to come

Two bin bags in his hands, the tears rand down his face
If he could only be happy, not pool you in his disgrace
A clear head is not easy to find, pounding against a wall just for clarity of mind
One for sorrow, where’s my two for joy?

No one saw the look in his eyes
No one saw the truth, hidden between the lies
No one saw what he had become
He just sat around waiting for his kingdom to come


And no one saw what he had become
Track Name: The Gun Has Replaced The Handshake
The Gun Has Replaced The Handshake

You have the right to be angry with your masters
They will burn your city down around you
You’ll be left to pick up the broken pieces
And lied about the reasons why you survived

All we wanted was to live our lives, in the time we had
We grasp for the love of others, it’s the last chance well ever have
The Gun has replaced the handshake

You have the right to wonder what’s the point
Tell me where all the good stories have gone
What is left for our Children? Only the guilt of what we have done

All we wanted was to live our lives, in the time we had
We grasp for the love of others, it’s the last chance well ever have
The Gun has replaced the handshake

Don’t give it up so easy
Hold on to what you want