Delayed Reaction

by Bolus

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1.
In the heat of the moment We were praying for our lives Fire burning all around But much too far from the sky Out of nowhere we show up Flying deep in the night Take a breath and don't look down Try to hold on tight Who may be mysterious? Who may be so pure? This end of the world is serious But someone sent us a cure Listen closely, listen well This is far from the end We'll be back if you believe There are lives that we have to defend And I can't remember who it was we saw But I'm feeling they'll come back here After all It is done We'll have nowhere to run Waking with the sun Gazing at the field of horror and hope A single horizon line of light Shows the death and rebirth Of what was thought to be alright Bodies fall to earth Remind us of our future The eyes appear to encourage fear But the hands of truth take us home Just in the nick of time Picked up by the wings Of those who saved us from the end Now as we see the sign That keeps our heads up high We'll never have to fall again And I can't remember who it was we saw But I'm feeling they'll come back here After all It is done We'll have nowhere to run Life for everyone Waking with the sun
2.
06:08
You're the only one who doesn't know Secrets of this mind from long ago You're asleep as you're awake in here Never rise to live your life in fear All this time you've said to me There's a greater world to see You'll never know how right you are And in your bed you lay your head Never knowing you are dead Always dreaming in the stars The truth will never be Laying there for all to see And you can try to find what you've been looking for Tell them what you've come across Tell them all what you have lost Tell them that you haven't ever wanted something more In the end you'll see the open door Leaving me for times you wanted more Frightened by the darkness in the air Learning of the ways we wouldn't care All this time you've said to me I will be all I can be You'll never know the risk it takes To take a step out of this mind To leave your only life behind To think that you are still awake The truth will never be Laying there for all to see And you can try to find what you've been looking for Tell them what you've come across Tell them all what you have lost Tell them that you haven't ever wanted something more
3.
08:11
I blame the problems I create I find solace in things I seek Science and medicine and famine and war On things we were told when we were only four Humanity cheers for misfortune Obtains as much as possible Begins and ends its life On the same clean slate Wastes its life before daybreak The taste, the smell, the look Just like the pictures you took Slowly fading as you float Between the moments Shying away from your nature When someone showed you a different way Tried something new to no avail Intelligence and truth All the answers that needed proof You are bored and misguided During freedom and play No structure given and humanity fails You are an obsessive Compulsive Disorderly Freak With instructions Just another sheep I sleep when you sleep I eat when you eat I find solace in the things I seek And in the memories you keep There was once a day I thought All by myself I think I thought I forgot The institution...oh what it had wrought Concerned with itself, destruction and hate In a world with little hope A handful of people, people you know Will show you where to go Grateful for the little love that's so hard to find When you look too hard and are left behind
4.
03:52
Oh what a horrible day At the back of the pharmacy Endless hours until I'm off Of people coming to me Two with ten envelopes Telling them what they owe For trying to make their dream come true For sending their work to go But I'm not feeling Like a nice postman today Throw it out Just a little fun before I'm done I'll just throw it out And if I ever get caught then I'll just run Never get that winning bid And your cousin thinks you're dead Cos I'll throw it out So you'll never ever have your message read Oh what a horrible thing If you're telling me what to do I'm the one with the power here And you don't have a clue Treat me like you treat your friends Treat me with those words Yes, I'll send your note away But to where, you'll never learn Cos I'm not feeling Like a nice postman today Throw it out Just a little fun before I'm done I'll just throw it out And if I ever get caught then I'll just run Never get that winning bid And cousin thinks your dead Cos I'll throw it out So you'll never ever have your message read
5.
06:38
Surrounded one night in a room with a window full of stars When we all realized that you would part You told us we'd be all right As you drifted we fell silent Reassured us we'd be all right We told you we're no better for it And to that You smiled Push to exit and leave this world behind Reassure me and leave this world behind I got nothing on you With nothing more to say Except at times I am blind And fail to speak my mind You'd say are things worth fighting for And pills to calm me so You'd lie and cheat your way into heaven Tell me secrets when I'm older Then disappear before I could reach your shoulder Push to exit and leave this world behind Reassure me and leave this world behind Gave me hope, trust and peace of mind For a moment lost without you In the times when I was blind Afraid to speak my mind You said there are things worth fighting for Little pills to calm me so You lied and cheated your way to heaven And kept those secrets, never got older Then disappeared before I could reach your shoulder Surrounded one night in a room with a window full of stars When we all realized that you would part You told us we'd be all right As you drifted we fell silent Reassured us we'd be all right We told you we're no better for it And to that You smiled Inspired by those people that you know and love and can always depend on, but don't particularly see or hear of much because of circumstance.
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07:01
Opening the white window I see a small picture too Of a heart, an album cover Or a picture of you Recite all the greetings Is "friend" the right word? See, I forgot when we stopped Living in the real world Way too busy, Or gone far away Will you be right back? Have you anything to say? I've lost track of who can talk And I've lost track of who remembers a number pad And who knows what friend means I used it all the time This monster drove us mad This monster drove us mad A simple button will answer the call But there just seems to be no way through this wall Names have lost all meaning Now meaningless quotes stand Pretending to laugh at your jokes Cos we just don't understand Running through the day's events As I believe you care But the day you sent for my white window Was so I'd know you're there Way too busy, Or gone far away Will you be right back? Have you anything to say? I've lost track of who can talk And I've lost track of who remembers a number pad And who knows what friend means I use it all the time This monster drove us mad This monster drove us mad How many "quotes" do you know? How many do you remember? You've lost track and you can't even count Save it all for later Pick up the phone, cos you're're all alone Hear an answer of disgust Did I do wrong? I've known you for long But now there is no one, no one to trust Can you love in person? Or stray from pixel flowers? You'll want a hug from everyone Then fake it for hours Somehow it's a skill One which many lack And somehow it's a pill A strong will to attack Now I'm too busy I've gone far away I won't be coming back 'Till I've found a thing to say Cos I've lost track of who can talk And I've lost track of who remembers a number pad And who knows what friend means I use it all the time This monster drove us mad This monster drove us mad A simple button will answer the call But there just seems to be no way out
7.
There was a time when I was all you Now you stare at me from within the eyes of a child Does not yet know fear, thus far innocent, still wild He looks up at me smiling, yearning to swap shoes And here I conclude: he and I alike I've since shed my skin once more and more Each time the new skin is much thicker than before My hair dark and thick now The bright locks of before have shrivelled into retention That split of a moment where ignorance drove euphoria Was it not once a sunny eternity? Now only fragments of an everlasting aporia In retrospect Nothing has changed, nothing alike, things will never again be the same Worth seems to lessen as every year goes by A smile never used to cost nearly as much They prance around me in the footsteps I once followed and later set to fade One gazes at me in a familiar way Oh I remember all so well "You might be bigger, you might be older, But you sure don't understand It was then when it hit me A part of me is dead All but the remainder of memories in my head I've since shed my skin once more and more Each time the new skin is thicker than before My hair dark and thick now The bright locks of before have shrivelled into retention That split of a moment, where ignorance drove euphoria Was it not once a sunny eternity? Now only fragments of an everlasting aporia The martyr that grew into me Still struggles to feed my mentality I've reenacted all of those memories again To the highest degree of accuracy I could comprehend I've sat on that curb, wind in my face I've opened that present for which so long I'd wait I've returned to that beach and played in the sand I've eaten that ice cream, let it melt down my hand I have seen all these feelings before They'll never return to find me anymore Two figures meet at last with so much to say Could this be? Have we gone this far? You and I have passed the point of no return And from now I must continue on my own. We have seen all these feelings before Yet they'll never return to find us anymore I'll still shed my skin once more and more My newly thick skin is just what I've asked for My hair dark and thick now And now it seems that it is too late for regression That split of a moment where ignorance drove euphoria I let my precious sunny eternity fade away into an everlasting aporia The martyr that grew into me Will never cease to feed my mentality And now I see, and wish you'd stay with me For that which happened I am grateful I will never see you again Not like this I have overstayed my welcome in the world of the unknowingly bliss
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9.
I kick in the brand new door cos I want to set you down Our first stay but I must say this is quite the house we've found On our own in our new home, well we can't wait anymore Ready for a change of path to a place we've never been before Close the curtains, you know why This night is for you and I Our world has no one in the way Hands will heal the aching back Wonder where we'll take this track Fire for heat and comfort for our stay Like the fire in our hearts Alight together in this house So this is how it starts A night together in this house Did we not have a gift for the joining of our lives? Isn't this is a perfect moment to find out what's inside? It may be buried under the mess we left somehow Clear the surface, make some space so we'll get it opened now They don't make it easy for us Just enough to make a fuss Get a knife to cut right to the prize Now we know what fun we'll see A toast to you a toast to me Drink away until our reason dies Like the care in our minds Gone together in this house We leave the world behind Withdrawn together in this house But the poison was forgot We can use another shot Just keep at it, I'll be back And I'll try to not get caught But the ringing catches anyone's ears And who can let it go? This call would bore you to tears So finding it is slow The best man sends us his good will But I don't want to have you wait With your body calling and my patience falling I'll call back another day I hear your steps Don't you move, stay right there The stairs in front, the door behind No more time to spare But there's another ring, from behind my back And who can let it go I'll soon set us back on track My curiosity has to know Reaching for the golden handle Another hand comes into view Now that's some stealth; I couldn't hear Now there's nothing I can do Water falling to your feet And who can turn it down? Another ring, but we don't care Tonight's for us so I'll never turn around
10.
The bones are poking through his skin As the door opens we step in So much anger and gripe, easy does it And down you go on the ground Fourteen minutes past the big bad blow With no one creeping outside the window Safe for the moment Safe for a time Old buddy's sweating and bleeding with little to show The blood is trailing to this house When will they find us, they just might I still worry if we're out of sight Feeling guilty I tip toe To where he lays by the window I rid his blood by my hands So he'll snap out of this trance Old buddy shivers in the night I get up and start a light The warming fire renews us our bodies so And by morning he is once again a selfish bore Just like before the accident Now we can see what's in store On the table a box of might In plain sight I wonder what it's all about The reason for the big bad fight Limping through the kitchen door Old buddy anxious to see the score His mouth salivating I've never seen him like this before Money and a brand new life Brought me here Kept us together And took all my fear The box opened with my knife We both see what can't be right The pills so few between us What now are we to do? When is our freedom? To quench his greed His selfish reasons To rid me of these endless days In this hollow house This prison It's feeble Undeniably evil With only one way out So the knife goes One blow Two blows Three Then four Ridding his blood by my hands So he won't snap back from this trance Snap back from this trance! Up the staircase leaking blood I push him into the icy tub His blood is draining He's complaining Exclaiming The pain so infuriating Get on up and get down, get down To pack it all up And escape alright To get on up and right out of sight In the silence the phone rings bright A deafening roar and I'm nearly out the door With box in hand My heart skips twice The sirens in the distance Elevate my fright As the man on the phone is asking "Are you alright?" A knock on the door does nothing for the score The phone drops He pays no mind To the sound as he creeps behind With vase in hand he begins to thrash With one blow Two Three Then four And suddenly I am on the floor My final vision My life is one big indecision The door swings open Old buddy's down with me And right on key The world begins to fade I hear no more sirens And remember no more days
11.
Open the door, push you in Time for one of us to come clean Where did you come from, why the drought Why did I choose to help you out Pull the blind, lay you down Warm fire and you shiver With back in blankets, the table's set Your knife drops, I hold it instead Open wounds, open eyes Dry blood paints your scars Shaking hands, will you wash off what was done Pick you up, to the water, soak and sleep it off Is there no clue? What should I do? I don't know a single thing about you Curiosity draws me to explore Look inside of the jacket that you wore Open wounds, open eyes Dry blood paints your scars Shaking hands, will you wash off what was done Dreaming in the water, remember what you lost On a photo you smile at me, children and a woman right beside Contact on the back, matters you have left untied She picks up, short trembling words, she must have never heard This is the one, so well, I know, I tell her where to go The ones who love you now know where you are They set to find the man who left, and left them with a scar Hours pass, he awakens, puzzled and confused Cuts still deep, joints still weak, but now able to move Door bell rings, there she is, I go to let them in Descending steps, he sees her face, and something stirs within Kick in the brand new door, have a closer look around Though nothing is different here there's a lot new I have found A different time with different life has a silhouette so near We return to see the change, the differences so clear The lovers are the criminals are the heroes from afar Dismissing the details that make us who we are In a whim of shock, he loses grip, falling to his end Realized, quiet smile he lays at the final step Open wounds, open eyes, dry blood paints our scars These are the details that make us who we are On closer look there is no new under the sun Steady hands, have you washed off what was done

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The second album by Toronto based progressive rock band, Bolus. Delayed Reaction combines the dynamic sounds of 70's progressive rock with the edge of modern progressive music. Light acoustic guitars layer over the dramatic hiss of Mellotrons, only to contrast heavy, up-tempo riffs and soaring lead lines. This grand sound often serves as the foundation for catchy choruses with rich vocal harmonies, providing a memorable and enjoyable listening experience.

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released November 16, 2010

Nick Karch: Guitars, Lead Vocals, Bass, Keyboards and Programming
Mat Keselman: Drums, Backing Vocals, Flute

All music and lyrics written by Bolus

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Bolus Toronto, Ontario

Bolus is a rock band from Toronto, Canada. The band has released 3 albums to date, including 2013’s “Triangulate”. Bolus is known for their layered, compelling and catchy tunes, powerful vocals and harmonies from all band members, and explosive live shows. Between album releases, the Bolus guys like to make fun cover videos of songs fans would not expect a rock band to play. ... more

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