Phantoms

by Razor Red Noise

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Kaymai
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Kaymai i've been buying Mr. Mcmillians work for several years now and this album sounds like a departure from his usual style of composition. you can even tell the album goes into a new direction a few tracks in with the introduction of a second intro. i love how he's expanding out and doing new things. Favorite track: Last Hope.
Maksim Kolyadin
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Maksim Kolyadin How the hell do you always come up with something amazing and unique like this? LOVE IT. Favorite track: Reboot.
BlazeToTheFace
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BlazeToTheFace As someone who has followed Alex for many years it's very enjoyable to see just how much he's learned and developed these past few years. Phantoms represents a new era of Razor Red Noise and is by far the most unique and interesting album he's ever put out and brings new ideas and sounds to the table and blends that together with thoughtworthy lyrics and infectious melodies. Razor Red Noise has come a long way from just doing Linkin Park covers and this album is proof of just that. Love it! Favorite track: Last Hope.
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Phantoms is the result of an 18-month production process that saw the creation of over one hundred demos. Exploring themes of self-reflection, abstract fantasy, and frantic release, Phantoms is a bold expression of individuality that invites you along on its hectic, energetic journey.

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released April 27, 2016

Composed and produced by Alex McMillan.

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Alex McMillan's solo electronic rock project, founded in 2008.

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Track Name: Even As The Sun
I see the problems sticking around
And nothing to be said
I feel the fear that you struck in me
Going to my head

I was never good at saying goodbye
But I knew I had to try
Soon I'll wish that I had left it all alone

Even as the sun goes down
You wait until you know
Till you know

Even as the sky turns black
I'm never coming back

Tried to pick you, oh apart
Couldn't even get a grip
And now I see that it's all for nought
I'm dying to make it stop

I was never good at saying goodbye
But I knew I had to try
Soon I'll wish that I had left it all alone

Even as the sun goes down
You wait until you know
Till you know

Even as the sky turns black
I'm never coming back

I was never good at saying goodbye
But I knew I had to try
I was never good at saying goodbye
But I knew you wouldn't mind
Now I wish that I had left you all
Left you all
Left you all alone

Even as the sun goes down
You wait until you know
Till you know
Even as the sky turns black
I'm never coming back
Track Name: Reboot
Maybe I'll try and beat this today
Always lurking just out of frame
That's when my brain turns to lead
I have no truths to be said
I'm going to fake it instead

This is nothing like you promised me
Don't tell me that you don't remember, no
All those years ago

This is nothing like you promised me
Don't tell me that you don't remember, no
All those years ago

Always wanted some kind of help
Turns out I didn't know you so well
Now, I have no blood to be bled
We're going to put this to bed
I'm going to make you regret

This is nothing like you promised me
Don't tell me that you don't remember, no
All those years ago

This is nothing like you promised me
Don't tell me that you don't remember, no
All those years ago

I always wondered just how long it would take
I always needed something more to my name

I always wondered just how long it would take
I always needed something more to my name

I always needed something more to my name

I always needed something more
Track Name: Home
Wondered all along
If this road would lead us to madness
Wandered anyway all to find
Nothing left behind

The trail's gone cold
The ghosts come home

We are not the first in this place
And we won't be the last
Running from the graves
We think we're safe
We're fooling ourselves

The fire's gone away
You couldn't make it stay
The fire's gone away
You couldn't make it stay

The trail's gone cold
The ghosts come home
Track Name: Fighting It Alone
Do you regret the path you chose
Or do you intend to keep carving it alone
Just want to hide away
Just want to find a place
To figure all this out

I want to hear what you have to say
When the silence finally breaks

I could see it in your eyes, see it miles away
That things were going to have to change
I never should have walked away
I know I should have found a way

And I could see it from the fear, see it clear as day
That things would never be the same
I never should have walked away
I know I should have found a way

I thought the years would break the fall
I kept waiting but it never came to pass
Just want to hide away
Just want to find a place
To let all this out

I want to hear what you have to say
When that moment comes around

I could see it in your eyes, see it miles away
That things were going to have to change
I never should have walked away
I know I should have found a way

And I could see it from the fear, see it clear as day
That things would never be the same
I never should have walked away
I know I should have found a way

Do you regret the path you chose
Or do you intend to keep carving it alone
Fighting it alone
Track Name: Waves
Across a silent expanse it stays
The most untouchable, irretrievable
And when the hand holds the prize things will change
And maybe then they'll know how hard I tried

How hard I tried

There the fires go
There the liars go
How did you know
I, I see the waves flow

You fear the day that comes for all of us
And what will it be that you regret the most

With pressure building and we're trapped inside it
I feel it pulling and we're shut below
With pressure building and we're trapped inside it
I feel it pulling and we're shut so far below
Track Name: Frantic
All the time in the world
But that's an illusion of scale
Our minutes and seconds are dwindling
Like dreams slowly fading but I see them all

I know I can never escape
When the world's closing in on me
One of these days I'll run out of time
Feel it all slipping through my hands
Through my hands

Faceless and meaningless drones
And the difference between you and I
Desperately holding your side
Your soul slowly fading but we'll meet again

I know I can never escape
When the world's closing in on me
One of these days I'll run out of time
Feel it all slipping through my hands
Through my hands

All the time in the world
And you've lived an illusion of scale
All the time in the world
But some things are fated to be

I know I can never escape
When the world's closing in on me
One of these days I'll run out of time
Feel it all slipping through my hands
Through my hands
Track Name: The Line
Why
Are you trying to make me ashamed
Are you trying to pull me away
When I'm on top of the world

So lean back
Everything is gonna be on track
I know that you don't really mean that
Try to ride the line

Why
Are you determined to bring me down
Do you just not want me around
But I'm on top of my game

Lean back
Everything is gonna be on track
I know that you don't really mean that
Try to toe the line

Lean back
Everything is gonna be on track
I know that you don't really mean that
Try to toe the line

Lean back
Everything is gonna be on track
I know that you don't really mean that
Try to toe the line
Track Name: Burned
All of this will soon be yours
Take my hand and listen close
Cause all of this will break your heart
But it's used to being bruised and hurt

From when you

Played with fire
And burned all of our chances at moving on
I'm moving on

Caught staring in the night
Deep down I know you're right

Just a day was all it took
To unwind my tangled roots
Just a day to lay it bare
And I'm someone else now there's nothing there

Since you

Played with fire
And burned all of our chances at moving on
I'm moving on

Caught staring in the night
Deep down I know you're right

Just don't be so hard on yourself
And let your reservations go
Just don't be so hard on yourself
Let your reservations go

Till you

Play with fire
And burn all of our chances at moving on
I'm moving on

Caught staring in the night
Deep down I know you're right
Track Name: Image
It's come to this
No doubt about it
I know it seems like I don't care
But the taste's still in the air

And if anything
I'd steal back one more day
And share a moment with you

When I separate the image from the real
With what am I left?
A shell of more than this

And when I try to recall all the detail, it fades
It's gone
Once and for all

I walked the line
And steps that led us here
Come back
You've gone without a trace

The only thing
That kept me grounded in hell
Is lost
And I can't replace

When I separate the image from the real
With what am I left?
A shell of more than this

And when I try to recall all the detail, it fades
It's gone
Once and for all

Once and for all
Track Name: Last Hope
The one thing you're hiding
Thinking it'll save your life
I know better
And you've seen better times

The one thing you're slipping
Thinking it'll turn your world over
Well I've seen better
I think you know you're stuck here

Circling, treading on broken dreams
This is your last hope
So make it count
And make amends

The one tried and tested
Method that'll save your life
It just gets better
As days get shorter now

Don't let me catch you slipping
Cause I'm thinking it'll be your end
Yeah I've seen better
I think you know you're stuck here

Circling, treading on broken dreams
This is your last hope
So make it count
And make amends

Circling, treading on broken dreams
This is your last hope
So make it count
And make amends

Maybe it's time to give it a rest
Maybe it's time to make amends

Circling, treading on broken dreams
This is your last hope
So make it count
And make amends

Circling, treading on broken dreams
This is your last hope
So make it count
And make amends
Track Name: Someone Else
Don't you feel that it's always someone else
Making waves in your place
And I'm somewhere else

But for what it's worth I have no regrets
Just as well
Can't take another step

In the light of day
Can anyone make me stay?
In the peace and calm
Give me your arm

Find it all just a little hard to take in
There's this wall that no one seems to climb

But I don't wonder anymore
I know just how it ends
Like you always said

In the light of day
Can anyone make me stay?
In the peace and calm
Give me your arm

Give me your arm
Track Name: Orion
Guess you thought you'd found something
Worth sinking teeth into
It's always temporary, passing by outside
It's always seemed to good to be true

In my head

Well maybe this is what you hoped
Something new to pull apart
Delusions clouding what I see
And it always seemed to good to be true

In my head