Lit By Sparks

by Villareal



'Lit By Sparks' is Villareal's third album. Originally released December 2010 it heralded a darker, louder sound, although the bands poppier side still rears its head at times. Stand out tracks (according to fans) are:
'The Old Days, 'Purple and Blue', 'Your Voice' and 'Dead Air/Abandon Ship'
Lead-off single 'Cindy 65' is available as a free download here on Bandcamp


released December 1, 2010

All songs written by Simon Parker and played by Gavan/Duncan/McDonough/Parker unless stated.
'Dead Air/Abandon Ship' written by Simon Parker and Jim Duncan


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Villareal Brighton, UK

Villareal are based in Brighton, UK. Together with sister band Lightning Dept they occasionally make albums for people to listen to and buy.
On 31/5/14, lead singer Simon Parker had his first book published. To celebrate, a FREE 19-Track album was launched.This serves as a listening companion to the biog. It includes fragments of songs from school days onwards...

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Track Name: Caffeine Slump

Cut the cord and we shall fly
I never knew that horseshoes lie
Auctioneer yours is the voice
Left to you I have no choice

So, let it go, let it go, let it go

Strange idea's bring me to life
How do I look with eagle-eyes?
In my head it's Christmas Eve
But trains don't stop at make believe

So let it go...

(Words and Music by Simon Parker 2010)
Track Name: Kid Cosmic vs. The Falling Stars
Lit by sparks, the first son returns
Swimming with sharks, he'll cushion the blast
As he drops the bomb on you

Lit by sparks, your best plans will burn
Smiling he'll say, 'do you remember that day when i dropped a bomb on you?'


Be aware of falling stars
They will take all that you are...but it's not enough

Your shadow just failed your heart's been derailed
Your nervous systems' down
The feeling is wrong, your savings have gone
'Cos Kid Cosmic's in town

I tried to warn you...I tried to warn you
(To be)

Repeat Chorus

And even if you wake up there's not a lot to say
Now that he's gone

Lit by sparks, the prodigal drop the bomb on you
I tried to warn you
Track Name: Cindy 65
Do you wanna know
How it feels below zero?
Burning saints alive, I got trapped inside zero with Cindy 65


I'm not following plans, this is my life
I feel it all the way down my spine
This is my life

If I roll the dice and its double-five baby
Drop the sentiment cos she's your government (baby that's Cindy 65)

And I'm not following plans Cos this is my life
I feel it all the way down my spine
And i was happy when we delayed the tide
On the day i lost my mind...

Upon this throne
My covers blown
Driving over Saturday with plans to see your mother
I'll be walking through a door as you come out another...

Do you wanna know how it feels inside Cindy?
I got swept aside and now I'm ostracized baby
For burning saints alive

But I'm not following plans...

(Words and Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: The Old Days
They told me, I folded like a leaf...

You're Monday, I'm Tuesday and so I follow you around
You're lazy, I'm crazy to pick you up when you fall down

It's like I'm talking to myself
It's far beyond a joke its somewhere else...


This way we won't ever be alone
There's nothing to do so I listen to you just like the old days

You're Monday, I'm Sunday and so I finish what you start
They sold it, so I bought it and now I'm made up of spare parts

It's like the world is made of ice-cream
I can't believe there's nowhere else to be

Repeat Chorus

In my world, well it's largely second-hand
I'm down on my luck and I don't have a plan just like the old days

Repeat Chorus

Where are the old days? Bring back the old ways

(Words & Music by Simon Parker)
Track Name: Panic Button
Take a deep breath
Words may form but sell you short
Hide your weakness
So few signs, signs of life
All this time all this time...


Make a wish before it gets too late
The voices in your head they won't relate today

Now I'm broken
Like your words got overheard
Hit the panic button
It makes no sound underground
Six feet down underground

Repeat Chorus

And I would like to fill your hope with hope
But the hangman wants to share his latest joke with me

It's over its over once again
It's over it's over when we're dead

Take a deep breath
Hide your weakness

Repeat Chorus

And I would like to fill your heart with joy
But I guess I'm just a dark suit black tie boy

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Girl With X-Ray Eyes
Hey Youth, I know where you are
Riding in a fast car pretending not to see the signs

She takes chances in the traffic either way
And she always says 'There's never gonna be this day again'

Sometimes i think I'm with you
Even though you're many miles away
I'm always hoping that you'll be with me in my life


It's in your smile
A thousand words that you'll never need to say
No fake disguise is gonna fool the girl with x-ray eyes

Do you remember when we met that night?
Time stopped-you didn't wanna say goodbye

You always said, you can see tomorrow in today
You're always sure of what is round the corner either way

Sometimes I hear you laughing even when the joke's not funny I
Always hope that you'll be with me in my life

Repeat Chorus

I cannot hide anything from the girl with x-ray eyes...

I'm always hoping that you'll be with me in my life

Repeat Chorus

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Purple and Blue
Out of the black into the new
Bruises will fade to purple and blue
Screaming won't help I got trapped in this town
And now I'm stuck in a frame of those years crashing down
Never before and never again
Always the last to hear what you say...


Time goes by memories start to fade
All I know we'll never feel/be this way again

I mean what I do despite what I say
The penny drops and then rolls away
The closest I came to obtaining some truth
Was just wasting my life in search of some proof
I'm writing a songs to wave you goodbye
Our timing was bad and so were my lies

Repeat Chorus

Time after time I made my mistakes
I misunderstood so it's down to the lake
Wave goodbye...

Repeat Chorus

And late at night sometimes i count the stars and then
Life goes on we'll never be this way again

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Your Voice
If I wanna know what has just been said
Gotta take control, use my mind instead
Let your voice begin I've been living in another world

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Smoke And Mirrors
There's no need to raise your voice
I'm not standing far away
(Far away) back in time i still remember
When you had nothing much to say
See, I'm not trying to impress you
I'm just the same as everyone
But am i starting to depress you, like a disconnected sun?


You didn't fit here you didn't fit there
All the holes for your pegs were square
Now you can't deliver every time you're with her
And everybody knows that your bird has flown

There's no need for smoke and mirrors
But is there something on your mind, your one track mind
I've grown tired of all your heroes cos all they do is rob me blind

And every day these stories you make up
They're part of your world but part of your break-up
But I wont fall again its getting hard to see all the wood for trees

Repeat Chorus

Now you can't deliver you're like a lazy river

There's no need to raise your voice
I'm not standing far away
Maybe one day they'll discover
That you had nothing much to say

(Words & Music Simon Parker)
Track Name: Goodbye Song
It's goodbye again it's time again
The road is long and this river runs for miles again
Don't cry again
I'll meet you when the summer ends

And it's goodbye again to my best friend
Life goes on if the feelings strong
We will smile again, walk a mile again
I'll be yours when this when this world it falls apart

We live for the moment
Where two hearts breathe as one
But lately I have noticed
A dark spot on the sun

It's goodbye again its time again
The road is long and this river runs for miles ahead
But don't cry again
I'll meet you when the summer ends

It's goodbye...
Track Name: Dead Air/Abandon Ship
Dead air bring the static
Sixty feet adrift
My defense automatic
And they wont see me and you wont see me but if they see me I'll just fade away

Last chance on the stairway
Half a word away
Summer bee's filled with violence
But they won't catch me and you won't catch me but if they catch me I'll just fade away

Abandon ship this class is dismissed
Abandon ship and make your last wish
Track Name: The Last Post
(Instrumental track, written by Simon Parker)

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