The Illusion of Safety 16th August, 2010

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The Hoosiers and The Illusion of Safety

Officially called The Hoosiers and the Illusion of Safety, this was the band’s second album released in 2010. It was later reissued in 2011 under the title Bumpy Ride with extra tracks and a bonus DVD.

We have now re-issued the original artwork and track-listing of the album as seen on this page, available here and on digital retail world-wide.

TRACK LIST
1. Choices
2. Bumpy Ride
3. Who Said Anything (About Falling In Love)?
4. Unlikely Hero
5. Lovers In My Head
6. Live By The Ocean
7. Devil’s In The Detail
8. Glorious
9. Made To Measure
10. Giddy Up
11. Sarajevo
12. Little Brutes


Choices

In the morning
I could take the burning sun
I could be the early warning
But I’m not the only one

So forgive me
‘cause it’s more than I can bare
You demand i make my mind up
I decided not to care

Stop giving me choices
Stop giving me choices

I’m a victim
Of this day and age
I’ve forgotten how to feel
I’ve forgotten how to change
So I surrender
To the apple of my eye
I surrender to the wind
I will let the wind decide

I could fake it
I could break it till it hurts
I could take whatever words you said
Pretend I never heard

So forgive me
It shouldn’t be so hard
It’s the way I’m put together
So you’re never getting past

Can’t we talk this through
Actions are not what I’m used to

Without friction
We would float off into space
Maybe you could be the friction
That will keep me in my place
In the morning
I could take the burning sun
I could be the early warning
But I’m not the only one

Bumpy Ride

How does it feel
To spit out sunny skies
And do you believe it’s for real
That you’ve always got it right

When the words you had explode
And you swallow them up whole
No you gotta let go let go
You’ll love it when you let go let go let go

It’s gonna be a bumpy ride
But it sure beats standing still
I know we can work it out
And I’ve no doubt that we will
When it hurts more than it shows
It’s not the easiest of roads
No it’s never black and white
And you can keep your happy life

Isn’t it hard
Making it look so easy
And you can never drop your guard
‘cause you’re afraid of what you’ll see

When the words to that affect
Have no effect on you at all
But you gotta let go let go
You’ll love it when you let go
Let go let go

It’s gonna be a bumpy ride
But it sure beats standing still
I know we can work it out
And I’ve no doubt that we will
When it hurts more than it shows
It’s not the easiest of roads
No it’s never black and white
And you can keep your happy life

If only you could let go
You’d love it if you let go
If only you could let go
If only you could let go let go let it go

It’s gonna be a bumpy ride
But it sure beats standing still
I know we can work it out
And I’ve no doubt that we will
When it hurts more than it shows
It’s not the easiest of roads
No it’s never black and white
And you can keep your happy life

Who Said Anything (About Falling In Love)?

I don’t why you love me like you do
It’s not like I’m special special like you
Open your eyes she’s just been reading lines
But she’s ever so convincing
I want to believe her this time

Who said anything about falling in love
Lost my mind when I surrendered
Everything to find you’re enough
This is my mistake ‘cause
Who said anything about falling in love in love in love

Someone like you was made to be enjoyed
But it won’t be by me and that leaves me terrified
I’m coming to terms I know it didn’t mean a thing
To you didn’t mean a thing but it
Meant quite a lot to me
It meant too much I can see

I know I know that you’re just being kind but it’s giving me false
I know I know that I only need a little just a little bit of false hope
I know I know that I’m only seeing what I want only seeing what I want

Unlikely Hero

Only love only love will save us now
Only love will talk me down

You’re my unlikely hero
I try so hard but you won’t surrender
I want you to know

I like everybody
But not everybody likes me
My love’s not an island
It’s the tip of a volcano

I’m alive I’m alive but only just
I’m alive no one to trust

You’re my unlikely hero
I try so hard but you won’t surrender
I want you to know

I like everybody
But not everybody likes me
My love’s not an island
It’s the tip of a volcano

Gumbaro
Everybody talks
Gumbaro
No one hears
Gumbaro
Everybody talks
Gumbaro

Unlikely hero
I try so hard but you won’t surrender
I want you to know

I like everybody
But not everybody likes me
My love’s not an island
It’s the tip of a volcano

Only love only love will save us now
Only love will talk me down
Only love only love will save us now
Only love will save me now

Lovers In My Head

I need a second opinion
I want you cross-examined
Where there’s a will there’s a way
And there’s a will alright

I close my eyes and count to ten
And when I open them again
I want you to pretend that when
You said no you didn’t say a word
‘cause it’s easier

We’re lovers in my head
We’re lovers in my soul
Disregard what you said
So close your eyes and watch the stars glow

I like the face that is hanging
From your pretty little head
I like the way that it’s body
Lies on my bed

I’ve not met him but he’s handsome
I’m sure you’ve made the perfect choice
I go to tell you I love you
But I lost my voice and couldn’t say a word
‘cause it’s easier

We’re lovers in my head
We’re lovers in my soul
Disregard what you said
So close your eyes and watch the stars glow

We’re lovers in my head
We’re lovers in my soul
We’re lovers
Oh yes we’re lovers

Love flew away
Love flew away from me
Love flew away
Love flew away

Live by the Ocean

I want to live by the sea
Live by the ocean
I did my best to fit in
But I outstayed my welcome

I change my name and my friends
Run till the land ends
But I’m always waiting for me
No matter how hard I pretend

Somewhere I can be free
So big it’s swallowing me
Along with everything I used to be
Dive in before I explode
Where armies are swallowed
So many monsters in you

For once in your lifetime will you
Do what you want not what you have to

I want to live by the sea
Want to live by the ocean
Though I start over again
I’ll never change where I come from
Loss of my momentum
Set me in motion
My heart and soul were for free
But nobody would take them

Somewhere I can be free
So big it’s swallowing me
Along with everything I used to be
Dive in before I explode
Where armies are swallowed
So many monsters in you

For once in your lifetime will you
Do what you want not what you have to
Follow me only if you want to
But do what you want not what you have to

Tear it down and start over again

Devil’s In The Detail

All alone I fought the cause
Up against the clock that studied me
It’s the life anonymous
Trusted with the lives of all of us
I failed to see the flaws in the details I adored

And played God
I played God
Played God

Science lay his heavy head
On the cold shoulder of consequence
Rushed where angels dare not tread
To force the hand of nature’s accidents
Failed to see the flaws in the details I adored

And played God
I played God
Played God

Said oh my God the devil’s in the detail
Oh Lord I just didn’t look there
We looked so long we looked so hard
We looked so long we looked so hard

Said oh my God the devil’s in the detail
Oh Lord I just didn’t look there
We looked so long we looked so hard
I looked so hard and for so long

Said oh my God the devil’s in the detail
Oh God I’m pretty sure we looked there
I tried so hard and for so long
I tried so hard and for so long

Said oh the devil’s in the detail
The devil’s in the detail

Glorious

Take your sharp sharp scissor-hands
And cut me some slack
And I’ll spin you in wool
And pull it over your eyes
Because I’m charming

Take a long long look at me
And give me a light
‘cause the flame has expired
It tired of my many flaws
And went up in smoke

I can make you feel better
I can make you feel much much better than
I can make you feel better than this this this this

Glorious
Make me feel glorious
Once more
And I won’t let you down

Glorious
Make me feel glorious
Once more
Time will only tell

Take that sharp sharp tongue of yours
And cut me in two
I’ll attack from both sides
And Hyde under your skin
Because I need you

I can make you feel better
I can make you feel much much better than
I can make you feel better than this this this this

Glorious
Make me feel glorious
Once more
And I won’t let you down

Glorious
Make me feel glorious
Once more
Time will only tell

Don’t make me cry it’s bad enough
I made it hell for all of us
What’s it like being glorious?

Glorious
Make me feel glorious
Once more
And I won’t let you down

Glorious
Can I please be glorious
Like you
Time will only tell

Made To Measure

Meet me tonight
By the Mulberry Lake
I got two legs that they said they’d break
Such a silly thing to do fall in love you

Don’t be scared
I got plans of my own
We may be born here but this isn’t our home
Such a simple thing to do run away with you

They say they’ll come for me tonight
They say they’ll come for me tonight
They say they’ll come for me and none of them will comfort me
Unless we leave this town tonight

We’re better together
You and I we were meant forever
Don’t get hurt by upsetters
You and I we were made to measure

Don’t know how but they’re onto us
My lips were sealed who betrayed my trust
Such a silly thing to do fall in love with you

I see stars and there’s a pain in my chest
I fell hard but you said baby knows best
My God what were you thinking of
We’re cut from the same cloth

They say they’ll come for me tonight
They say they’ll come for me tonight
They say they’ll come for me and none of them will comfort me
Unless we both escape tonight

We’re better together
You and I we were meant forever
Don’t get hurt by upsetters
You and I we were made to measure

If you lied I’ll tear the sky in two
The blood red moon will hide its face from view
The sea will boil and froth at the very prospect of me and you

I’m taking back this town tonight
I’m taking back this town tonight
I’m taking back this town
Nothing good comes without a fight
Nothing good comes without a fight
Nothing good comes without a fight
The brave make our stand tonight

We’re better together
You and I we were meant forever
Don’t get hurt by upsetters
You and I we were made to measure

Giddy Up

Monday left in the morning and the week flew by
You took your leave without warning not even a reason why
Your lips are locked and you’re tongue-tied I am loud and clear
Not telling me what I want to hear so now its bye bye bye

Baby won’t you giddy up
Before my love runs cold
And if you make me wait I’ll give you up
Because your love’s on hold

You told me i should be patient that I should bide my time
I can’t afford hesitation no so now it’s bye bye bye

Baby won’t you giddy up
Before my love runs cold
And if you make me wait I’ll give you up
Because your love’s on hold
Bye bye baby won’t you giddy up
Before my love runs cold
And if you make me wait I’ll give you up
Because your love’s on hold

Your love’s on hold
Your love’s on hold
But you won’t be told

Baby won’t you giddy up
Before my love runs cold
And if you make me wait I’ll give you up
Because your love’s on hold
Bye bye baby won’t you giddy up
Before my love runs cold
And if you make me wait I’ll give you up
Because your love’s on hold

Sarajevo

We were the lucky few
A luck we soon outgrew
And now instead we drift again
How I miss Sarajevo

Oh we were lost at sea
To pause for thought then we
Slip beneath the foam and fall
Down to the seabed

Good times die young
For the Faraway Kids on the run
Nowhere to hide
The Faraway Kids
The Faraway Kids

At night my soul sets sail
In minute detail
When I wake I cry for I
Have lost Sarajevo

Oh the charges lacked all proof
And failed to light the fuse
For the Little Brutes
But I forsook Sarajevo

Good times die young
For the Faraway Kids on the run
Nowhere to hide
The Faraway Kids
The Faraway Kids

Good times die young
For the Faraway Kids on the run
Nowhere to hide
The Faraway Kids
The Faraway Kids

I can’t outrun
The terrible things I have done
I can’t outrun
The Faraway Kids
The Faraway Kids

We were the lucky few
A luck we soon outgrew
And now instead we drift again
How I miss Sarajevo
Drift again
How I miss Sarajevo

Little Brutes

They caught wind of the weak and tied him to a tree today
Paul’s father says they’re pests destined to just be strays
They broke his little back with a little game they played
Boys will be boys isn’t that what grown-ups say

I just stood there silent rooted to the spot
Marvelling at how brave I’m not

Don’t you see it’s already too late for them
Where are men of action can’t they do something
The sun was growing faint and slipping from God’s hand
The day refused to wait and rushed to bury its head into the sand

If I could only get up and stand up for myself
I have to join the Little Brutes sadly I’m not bully-proof

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