Impact - EP

by Stop the Monster

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This EP was written in memory of, and is dedicated to, someone who was taken from us before her time. Because of this, half of any album sale will be donated to the Walton Centre Charity in support of the Neurosurgery trauma unit.

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released February 29, 2016

All tracks written by Stop the Monster.
Stop the Monster is Oliver Parkinson.
All tracks except tracks 2 & 4 have all instruments performed by Oliver Parkinson.
Tracks 2 & 4 have extra guitars written and performed by Josh Haslam.

All lyrics written by Oliver Parkinson.

Recorded and produced by Oliver Parkinson.
Extra guitars on track 2 & 4 recorded by Josh Haslam.
Mixed and mastered by Oliver Parkinson.

Copyright 2016 Stop the Monster. All Rights Reserved.

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Stop the Monster Leeds, UK

Progressive metal one man band. Lyrics based upon stories and myth. Written and recorded by Oliver Parkinson.

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Track Name: Impact
The car moving, wheels turning,
Roaring, deafening upon the tarmac,
Going through the motions, on a road I have travelled thousands of times,

Blurred vision,
Commotion blurs my mind,
I can’t do anything…

Out of nowhere,
A sound like thunder,
A crash and the bells of glass hitting the street,
Out of nowhere,
A sound like thunder,
A crash and the bells of glass hitting the street,

It was as the wheels stopped turning that I noticed the noise,

The droning, the swelling, the crying of the twisted cars horn,
It replaced the silence where the tyre noise should be,
It’s drowning out into the night,

Get somebody here!
There’s a car in the road with someone inside,

Out of nowhere,
A sound like thunder,
A crash and the bells of glass hitting the street,

My heart is racing,
Blood pounding through my ears,
My hands are shaking,
With adrenaline, adrenaline,
My heart is racing,
Blood pounding through my ears,
The panic, the news,
Where are the doctors?

The car sits upon the hedge,
There’s one in the road,
I can’t seem to find,
My wits or my words,
Sirens,
Blue and red lights,
A voice cutting through,
The darkening night,
I watch, worry, pace,
Back and forth on the ground,

If you need me,
I am listening,
If you need me,
I am here for you,
The crunch of metal on metal,
Steel twists and screams,
Glass pours over the ground,
The door clatters with it,
Removed completely,

Out of nowhere,
A sound like thunder,
A crash and the bells of glass hitting the street,
Out of nowhere,
A sound like thunder,
I’m helpless…
Track Name: Adrenaline (ft. Josh Haslam)
Blood pumping,
Ears ringing,
Somewhere there is shouting,
Blood pumping,
My head spins,
I can’t hear myself think,

My arms ache,
My feet hurt,
My hands shake,

I hear more noise,
She’s started to cough and shake,
I can’t handle,
The vacant, absent look on her face,
Sickness, health,
Sickness, death,
I am doing my best!
I can only be doing my best…

So begins the longest night of my life,

And I’m stuck here until this mess is figured out,
She’s trapped inside and I am tiring,
She’s motionless, hardly breathing,
Breathe in, breathe out, it’ll be okay,
Head up, hold on, make it through today,

Blood pumping,
Ears ringing,
Somewhere there is shouting,
Blood pumping,
My head spins,
I can’t hear myself think,

And so it begins, the darkest of nights…
Blackness the ever failing light,

My head spins,
My arms ache,
My feet hurt,
My hands shake,
I’m holding on,
She’s motionless,
Why couldn’t it be someone else?!

Blood pumping,
Ears ringing,
Somewhere there is shouting,
Blood pumping,
I’m shouting,
I can’t hear myself think,
I can’t hear myself think,
Track Name: Aftermath
So many words,
So many thoughts,
So many questions,
In the police reports,
So little time,
A last resort,
So much to say,
In the police reports,

Yellow paper with my words scribbled on,
A shaking pen in my hand,
Held in my hand,
Black ink transferring shaky memoirs to paper,

Leave me be,
She is at peace,
I need to process,
She is at rest,
I cannot focus,
I cannot cope,
She’s not alone,
I have to get away from this scene,
I can’t take it,
My heads about to explode,
I see her,
I cave in,

The news dropped today,
I couldn’t believe it,
I read and read,
Tried to deceive myself,
I’m lost for words,
I can’t imagine the young boys and girls,
Who knew her,
Much better than I,

And her poor grieving family,
I can’t imagine the loss they feel,
It’s heart breaking,

Leave me be,
She is at peace,
I need to process,
She is at rest,
I cannot focus,
I cannot cope,
She’s not alone,
I have to get away from this scene,
I can’t take it,
My heads about to explode,
I see her,
I cave in,

I’m told that not everybody would have helped…

I’m a shoulder,
I’m a crutch,
I’ll be here until someone you love shows up,
I’ll be a hand to hold,
When all else seems black,
I’ll wait by your side,
Until your loved ones arrive,

Leave me be,
She is at peace,
I need to process,
She is at rest,
I cannot focus,
I cannot cope,
She’s not alone,
I have to get away from this scene,
I can’t take it,
My heads about to explode,
I see her,
I cave in,
Track Name: Isolation (ft. Josh Haslam)
I stand alone,
Back turned into the cold wind,
I stand alone,
Within my head I feel safe from this,

Why couldn’t it have been somebody else?!

Hold my hand,
My heart goes out to you,
My words are yours, sing them with pride,
My heart goes out to you,
My thoughts are yours, if you believe it,

Belief,
I feel like I need it,
Faith,
I can’t describe it,
I thought it would all be okay,
I was so wrong,
How was I so wrong?
If I let myself think this way there is no coming back,

Why couldn’t it have been somebody else?!
Memory,
Memory,
I feel like I need it,
It’s destructive,

Out of nowhere,
A sound like thunder,

Hold my hand,
My heart goes out to you,
My words are yours, sing them with pride,
My heart goes out to you,
My thoughts are yours, if you believe it,

I stand alone,
Head in hands,
Watching the world pass by,
I am alone, isolated,
I watch, worry, pace,
I replay your features,
I have to find a way to make this right by you,

Please won’t you forgive me
I did all I could,
All I could,
I’m struggling to cope,
I’m running out of hope,
I need you, I need you, I need you, here tonight,
But you’re nowhere,
You’re lost from this world,