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An album/story about bombsites and love and magic and trains and destruction and recovery and all the other important things in life, which was written, recorded, and produced by Stephen James Buckley, in his home studio, around February/March 2014.

Guest vocals/guitar on track 4 by Matilda (aged 3)
Guest barks/growls on track 7 by Poppy (aged 40 something in dog years)
Artwork by Bella (aged 8)


"And great armies clashed by night in the ancient war between good and evil. There was magic then, nobility, and unimaginable cruelty. And so it was. Until the day that a false sun exploded over Trinity, and man traded away wonder for reason." - Samson (Carnivale)

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released April 14, 2014

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Stephen James Buckley UK

Stephen writes and records songs in his room. He plays all the instruments.

Stephen releases his music for free on the internet, and occasionally plays live. He has a voice like 7 years bad luck.

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Track Name: The Bomb
An age of magic reached it's end
Laws of physics we learned to bend
TV static, shakes and shocks
world reduced to a pile of rocks

Birds drop dead from the sky
Blew it all to heavens high
Trinity burns in our eyes
Blew it all to heavens high

Nothing grew on the blasted ground
No birdsong for miles around
"We're all sons of bitches here"
We dropped the bomb, we live in fear


Birds drop dead from the sky
Blew it all to heavens high
Trinity burns in our eyes
Blew it all to heavens high
Track Name: Shook My World
Black coffee and a sugar donut and a diet lemonade
Where you walk the snowdrops spring up from in between the graves
Winter's cold but a bird mid-flight caught my weary eye
You're a heroine and my world's a-spin
Since you came down from the sky

You get scared sometimes
A little more than the rest
But you can hold your own
With the best of them
And you shook my world

There's an outline drawn in chalk that the rain will wash away
Holding hands in blasted sands
We'll wear these gloves all day

You get scared sometimes
A little more than the rest
But you can hold your own
With the best of them
And you shook my world
Track Name: I've Got A Train To Catch
There was a false sun at Trinity
That's when the magic ceased
it scorched the ground for miles around
But the war was won at least

A flower grows on a planet of trash
I must be going, I've got a plane to catch
See you at 6.33

A second sun at Trinity
The test was a success
They poisoned the air, it hardly seems fair
But we laid that ghost to rest

A flower grows on a planet of trash
I must be going, I've got a plane to catch
See you at 6.33

She walked out of Trinity
Sand turned glass at her feet
A monument stands there are no shaking hands anymore
Go give 'em what for
Track Name: Mushroom Cloud
Sun sets in the bay
Explosion in freeze frame
Everything was crystal
Glass from the grains

Look to the North
Look to the sea
The hospital's long gone
Reflection of the mushroom cloud in her eyes

After the fallout
Nothing would grow
They left us for dead
But what did they know?
Windfarms cast shadows
The bombsite's a mess
We stand defiant
Burned but blessed

Look to the North
Look to the sea
The hospital's long gone
Reflection of the mushroom cloud in her eyes

Leaving Trinity behind
Track Name: For A Second There I Wasn't Sure If It Was All A Dream
Read to me
I love to hear you speak
Write to me
With damaged poetry
Sleep with me
All skin and sheets
Wake with me
Half-hearts complete

For a second there I wasn't sure
If it was all a dream I wasn't sure
For a second there I wasn't sure
If I had dreamed it all

I'll sing to you
About all the things I wanna do
Write to you
Incase you're getting blue
Count on you
Won't ask to see no proof
Wake with you
Half hearts as one from two

Snowdrops grow between gravestones
You'll find a quiet place to call your own
You might get scared out there
But you're not alone
I'll warm you bones

Stay with me
Don't wake me if you leave
Track Name: Far Away (From All The Radiation)
Platform 3
Speeding bullet
You and me
Window seat
At one end of carriage C

Platform 6
I arrive and get my fix
There's are no tricks
You're all I need to get my kicks

Fall asleep, and when I wake
I'll have reached my destination
And my girl, so far away
From all the radiation

Platform 4
Heading out to northern shores
Golden core
You're the one that I adore

Close eyes, count to one-hundred
Slow down the heart rate
Some backwards alphabet
Don't forget, don't forget to breathe

Fall asleep, and when I wake
I'll have reached my destination
And my girl, so far away
From all the radiation
Track Name: We've Got A Plane To Catch
Runway lights guide us through the dead of night
Strange to think, we almost died of fright
Fall asleep, safe and sealed and strapped in tight

The Geiger Counter says that it's all OK
The planet is safe to inhabit again
Timid love of the waifs and strays

Northern Star, guide the way
To tomorrow, it's such a beautiful day
We've got a plane to catch
We've got a plane to catch
We've got a plane to catch
Whatever you do don't look down
We'll get than plane straight out of town

It's good to know, a warm and lonely glow
Strange to think, you thought that I wouldn't show
Ship of skeletons sinks into the sea below


Northern Star, guide the way
To tomorrow, it's such a beautiful day
We've got a plane to catch
We've got a plane to catch
We've got a plane to catch
Whatever you do don't look down
We'll get than plane straight out of town