Welcome Impostor

by Charlie Ridler

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My debut album, featuring the singles Dutch Courage, Vent and Hunger

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released March 4, 2016

All songs written, performed and produced by Charlie Ridler, except:

Welcome Impostor: performed with Gary Kirby
Hunger: written and performed with George Travell and Alex James
Dharavi: written, performed and produced with Tom Drath
Blue Eyes: written and performed with Shadeh Bailey, Robert Palmer-Fenny and Tom Lewington

Album art by Alex McCulloch

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Charlie Ridler England, UK

Musician/producer/artist based in Leeds and Hertfordshire, UK.

About as edgy as a satsuma.

Influenced by Radiohead, Joy Division, Blonde Redhead

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Track Name: Dutch Courage
Oh, please come here again
Because I'll just indicate and then keep straight
Can't you be more direct
Because we make each other wait

And the ramblings of a lone drunk
They make my thoughts seem much more certain now
They blaze in fire until I am sunk
But I'll still crash into your ground
I'll still crash into your ground without your help
I want this badly now

Oh, please turn and face me
Should I say it again, or leave it alone
I only trust myself
To fuck it up again, again

And the ramblings of a lone drunk
They make my thoughts seem much more certain now
They blaze in fire until I am sunk
But I'll still crash into your ground
And the ramblings of a lone drunk
They make my thoughts seem much more certain now
They blaze in fire until I am sunk
But I'll still crash into your ground
Track Name: Hunger (with Embassy)
You might be sinking now, but it's not enough
To simple wear the badge, reap the reward for a lack of power.
You might be thinking that their time has passed;
You would be correct in assuming so.

Lizard lived in the lake for a million years
eating the mud that falls from the mouth of tyranny.
Keep it in the back of your mind
As you smoke a cigarette from the gutter of your thoughts.

He's so rich he put the Devil out of a job;
He threw himself on our funeral fire, instead he dowsed the flames.
Only sinful when it suits you.
Disillusioned with the womb, sick of the sight of the source.

Lizard lived in the lake for a million years
eating the mud that falls from the mouth of tyranny.
Keep it in the back of your mind
As you smoke a cigarette from the gutter of your thoughts.
Track Name: Vent
Apply and re-apply
Wax on, wax off, and there it stays
Like a tattoo, it's always there with you
I lowered myself, and brought you with me

I created you darling, but it is me who's falling
A pig to the slaughter, she seems so much taller than me
I will gorge myself on your entrails
My self-serving innocent pursuit of something to achieve

It was written I should be loyally vice
To the nightmare of my choice
Yet our thoughts set sail,
clatter off freezing tiles
Drawing lowly pity only from the few

I created you darling, but it is me who's falling
A pig to the slaughter, she seems so much taller than me
I will gorge myself on your entrails
My self-serving innocent pursuit of something to achieve

I created you darling, but it is me who's falling
A pig to the slaughter, she seems so much taller than me
I will gorge myself on your entrails
My self-serving innocent pursuit of something to achieve
Track Name: Insectile Thoughts
With insectile thoughts, they keep smearing me
Childish pictures stare, disgusted by a screen
Oh and dappled lie, how you pursue it how?
A fucking year ago, but it's too late now

This one is for the knife's friend

Children are animals to me, and that's exactly what you are
Primary school mentality, just look towards the sun it might cheer you up


This one is for the knife's friend
Track Name: Dharavi (with Deerbus)
They offer up your lives
They offer up your lives
Track Name: Stanzas For Epitome
As hundreds set down their wheels
There was only one he cared for.
He would burn oceans of fuel
For one direct flight to her door.

Living under the flight path
Is hell, but now he waits
For further naphtha-kerosene
To come, corrupt his breathing space.

A fear that love will fray
Trickling down
Melting away

As her frown
Shoots glares like stars:
A love that’s ours,
But is parsecs thick,
Is surely one he longs to keep.
Track Name: Red Eyes
You just dig yourself a hole, thinking it will make you more like them
But it snares you like a dog and sucks you into the machine
Think back, to when we used to laugh, where our words carried no weight
Now you treat us with such disdain, oh what a tension you create

They've got red eyes and so do you
They've got red eyes and so do you
We don't care, the clothes they wear
They've got red eyes and so do you

A face like a robber's dog, someone told me you weren't born with it
I can't speak for others but, I can certainly speak for myself
And they've stolen you away, and they've shrouded you pride with shame
Oh you've gone, oh you've gone, oh you've gone,
Oh you've gone away.

They've got red eyes and so do you
They've got red eyes and so do you
We don't care, the clothes they wear
They've got red eyes and so do you

They've got red eyes and so do you
They've got red eyes and so do you
We don't care, the clothes they wear
They've got red eyes and so do you
Track Name: Blue Eyes (with Shadeh Bailey, Robert Palmer-Fenny and Tom Lewington)
I'll wait for this
Game to finish
No deadly sins
No blue eyes to welcome you back home

One end of the office tower

Stare at what's been created
Lights left on, bodies left empty
Shrouded in silk and steel;
Steal away yourself before they steal you

We live in a city state, with a prison gate for a king
We dive in a frozen lake full of shattered pretty young things
We see through a tinted glass a forgotten past unexplored
Through thought and word and deed
Through thought and word and deed

I'll wait for this
Game to finish
No deadly sins
No blue eyes to welcome you back home

One end of the office tower
Is swallowed up by a bigger fish
I though I knew my ground, but it opened up beneath my feet
Track Name: Crawl Through The News Like An Annelid
They built a bridge, so they don't have to walk through the slum
We're filthy rich, so much we put the Devil out of a job
I've seen the surface of it, all those that they held dear
You think you ow not a single penny, with your mouth to see hands to hear
I've seen the surface of it, all those that they held dear
You think you ow not a single penny, with your mouth to see hands to hear
Track Name: All Roads Lead To Rome
We'll take them in, but only a few,
Not the one's we've been asked to
Our pale hands build walls to keep them out
To keep them out at all costs
Looks like we've lost our humanity,
The same way the lost their lives: in the waves
We fill our ears with our privileges
Check the time, when will it stop?

Would you blame those who can't
In favour of those who make demands
The pain is really there in the faces of the insects
Yeah

We'll take them in, but only a few,
Not the one's we've been asked to
Our pale hands build walls to keep them out
To keep them out at all costs
Looks like we've lost our humanity,
The same way the lost their lives: in the waves
We fill our ears with our privileges
Check the time, when will it stop?

Into the fire and out of the pan;
it shouldn't take a child's death to make them understand
But all roads lead to rome. If you don't have a home,
it's our own fault, we shouldn't have tarnished our hands.

We'll take them in, but only a few,
Not the one's we've been asked to
Our pale hands build walls to keep them out
To keep them out at all costs
Looks like we've lost our humanity,
The same way the lost their lives: in the waves
We fill our ears with our privileges
Check the time, when will it stop?
Track Name: King
They just want to kill the king, for all the good he's done,
No one's listening, the war's already been won
You don't know who you are, but he is willing,
Let no one see your scars, but they can see you bleeding

Don't sell your soul for a seat on the throne
He's the only one who reaps what he sows

The needs of the many outway the needs of you
In for a pound, in for a penny; a disgusting shade of blue
War crime silence your argument
Like you silenced 800,000 dead

Don't sell your soul for a seat on the throne
He's the only one who reaps what he sows
There's blood on your hands, but not as much as theirs
Just listen to yourself, try not to despair