Sights and Sounds

by Made in Japan

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released February 17, 2012

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Made in Japan Sydney, Australia

Determined to create captivating groove based indie music, Made in Japan find themselves in a lonely space somewhere between dream pop, post-rock and the pastel Sydney skyline.

Since releasing their debut album Sights and Sounds, MIJ have been nominated for the Australian Music Prize and galvanized audiences with their unique sound at Europe’s leading festival for new music, The Great Escape.
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Track Name: Sights and Sounds
If you want to read
The meaning in your mind
Feel the sights and sounds
The only of their kind
You can take the key
It won't be hard to find
I promise it won't be hard to find

You've been twisting and turning
Reading and searching
But the black of your eyes
Crack of your smile
Don't tell a thing

And I know all those memories
Burn holes in the back of your mind
But sometime soon you'll have to give in
Have to give in to demand

If you want to read
The meaning in your mind
Feel the sights and sounds
The only of their kind
You can take the key
It won't be hard to hide from you

If we unlocked your mind
The secrets inside would empty the room
But if you want to be free
To hide from the beast then listen and learn

There's no use trying to hide
time moves fast there's no wonder why
So just take the key it won't be hard to find
I promise it won't be hard to find

If you want to read
The meaning in your mind
Feel the sights and sounds
The only of their kind
You can take the key
It won't be hard to hide from you
Track Name: Pairs
These days take hold of me
I used to sleep, I used to hide
I'll change a thing for you
I hope to see you soon

Carry this heart of mine
Don't let it slip, Don't let it fall
I'll give this gift to you
I hope to see you soon

I've seen the seasons pass
Let it rain, let it snow
I yearned for your return
To save me from concern

When I call out to you
Through the wind, through the night
You'll know I can't return
To safety of concern

Carry me down carry me down
Carry me down carry me down

I torched my soul to give you my all
That was my mistake

I'll ink this script of truth
Can't hide the things I have to say
I'll bide my time again
I know the world won't end

Feels like a thousand years
Since a lie wasn't bold
I'll scowl and shout again
I know the world won't end

I know the world won't end
I hope the world won't end

Carry me down carry me down
Carry me down carry me down

I torched my soul to give you my all
That was my mistake

That was my mistake
Track Name: Definitive Pulse
Cover up your beating sleeve
Before you loose the one you love
Before you loose yourself

Staying up all night to watch the storm roll in
Frozen by feelings I shouldn't relive

She says can you feel the pulse
Can you feel the pulse inside of me
Can you feel the pulse
This definitive pulse it's meant to

We can hide 'till the next sunrise
If it hurts it's no surprise
Just your touch is all I need
To know that you'll remember me

Staying up all night to watch the storm roll in
What will she do next
She puts my hand on her chest and says

Can you feel the pulse
Can you feel the pulse inside of me
Can you feel the pulse
This definitive pulse it's meant to be
Track Name: What It Is
If the truth be told I'm way too young
But ignorance never stopped no one
Life is spent in an empty room
Full of junk that you can't consume

A modest grin, a simple thing
A kitchen sink or a late night fling
It's happened before it'll happen again
And again and again and again

I wanna find out what it is on the other side of town
I wanna grab what I can from the fountain of the frown
And I'll go down to the place where they beckon you for more
And I'll find out what it is that's been banging on the door

I've been here for way too long
A crumpled suit and a mobile phone
Mementos of a life I left a long long time ago
But you wouldn't even know

I wanna find out what it is on the other side of town
I wanna grab what I can from the fountain of the frown
And I'll go down to the place where they beckon you for more
And I'll find out what it is that's been banging on the door

And there's no fear
And there's no fear
I wanna find out what it is
I wanna find out what it is

I wanna find out what it is on the other side of town
I wanna grab what I can from the fountain of the frown
And I'll go down to the place where they beckon you for more
And I'll find out what it is that's been banging on the door
Track Name: Fall Apart
Why do you always feign emotion
You think that I can't tell it's over
Your walls are up again and I'm climbing
And maybe you think that I can't sense we're falling

So you just go and leave me in this moment
You just go
What's in your mind what's in your heart
I never met you
I never thought we'd fall apart

You leave me out in the cold again
And I wish I could say that it's never happened to me before
Now and then I wish that we could just pretend
It's okay
But I know that it isn't so why let this go on

So you just go and leave me in this moment
You just go
What's in your mind what's in your heart
I never met you
I never thought we'd fall apart
Track Name: Free Spirits
Morning light through my window
But it's too early to get up
When I close my eyes I see you
Eternal sleep deserves review

I just want you right here with me
So you can see what I can see
I looked to the eye of your heart
And you just stared right back at me

You just stared right back at me
It's the way it's always been

We're just free spirits trapped together in eternal love

I'll keep trying not to miss you
But it's been so long since you've been gone
It's not easy when you're not here
But I'll keep moving on and on

We're just free

We're just free spirits trapped together in eternal love

We're just free
Track Name: Evening Weather
You're giving up your wealth
You're giving up your wealth to me
You're giving up yourself
You're giving up yourself to me

You spend all your time to give me what's mine
And you're that created me
And when I am gone you'll still help me on
The place that I want to be

You're giving up yourself to me

It's been so long and I can't forget
All that time that we haven't spent
You give to me what I always want
And that is something I can't forget

Your're giving up yourself
Track Name: Time Flies
Sleep? It's not over yet
Carry on through the night that's left
Streets. Pavement is wet
Light that is there favours no one
But you

Now I know there's nothing missing
'Cause I know there's nothing there
But things can change pretty quickly
When the night comes to its end

Time flies by when I'm with you
But no one seems to care
The rain pours down on a drunken street
But no one's getting wet

Time flies by when I'm with you
It'll leave me once again
I know nothing that'll save us now
But it's not over yet

Sleep? It's not over yet
Carry on through the night that's left
Streets. Pavement is wet
Light that is there favours no one
But you

Time flies by when I'm with you
But no one seems to care
The rain pours down on a drunken street
But no one's getting wet

Time flies by when I'm with you
It'll leave me once again
I know nothing that'll save us now
But it's not over yet
Track Name: Ignorance is Bliss
Seems like yesterday has come too soon
For a moment there I thought I knew
The difference

Stumblin' down the street is nothing new
Given up on caring
'Cause I'm biding my time 'till I can break free
Abusing the options earning my keep
Talking to strangers keeps things interesting

'Cause Ignorance is bliss
'Cause Ignorance is bliss
They won't do much for this
'Cause Ignorance is bliss