Do Not Resuscitate

by The Quixotes

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The Quixotes returned in 2008—after a brief and abortive diversion writing and performing for two albums as Jiggery-Pokery—in a world of hurt and full-on misery with their sixth album, the appropriately (and tellingly) named "Do not resuscitate". An examination of clinical depression, the rejection of love, self-loathing, self-harm, government spin, the toxic nature of relationships and eventual descent into suicide.

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released August 13, 2008

Music and lyrics by Matt Black

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The Quixotes London, UK

With infectious and highly melodic tunes, The Quixotes specialize in songs about abject misery. Straddling multiple genres including electronica, indie- rock, 80's pop and blues. The rather schizophrenically monikered Quixotes are in fact merely one Matt Black, a London- based singer- songwriter. ... more

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Track Name: I want you (to break my heart)
You come on and keep me guessing
I want you to break to my heart
You come out to keep me guessing
I want you to break to my heart
I want you to break to my heart

You live yet I had no way of grieving
I want you to break to my heart
I had no way of grieving
I want you to break to my heart
I want you to break to my heart

I'm so far beneath you, subterranean
I want you to break to my heart
All the beaten men, we’re so beneath you
I want you to break to my heart
And we don’t have so much to say
For all the Slimfast in America

Come on, keep me guessing
I want you to break to my heart, I want you
You come out to keep me guessing
I want you to break to my heart
And we don’t have so much to say
For all the Slimfast in America
Track Name: Billy Bunt
Billy Bunt!
I could be anyone
I could be anything
Billy Bunt!
You know what you are!
Track Name: Ghosts of my madness
Gradually, I've become aware
Of you always standing there
Driven by ghosts of my keeping
Can't close my eyes for all my sleeping
Cradled in my eyes are years and years of madness
Sad, but I can't clear my head
You walk away with no distress
Walk away with no distress

I have plastered over all the cracks
I know there ain't no going back
A crazy turn-off, one a day
It's not the way, it's not the way
No, it's not the way

The ghosts of my madness
They follow me around
I wallow in your waters
I'm surely to be drowned
I'm hollow in your thoughts of me
Can you ever bring me round?

Slowly, I'm drawn into this shell
Hell, my broken voice won't kiss and tell
Cradled in my eyes are years and years of heartache
Stoned and wild I stand again [stand to gain]
You walk away with no mistake
Walk away, make no mistake

I have plastered over all the cracks
I know there ain't no going back
A crazy turn-on, one a day
It's not the way, it's not the way
No, it's not the way

The ghosts of my madness
They follow me around
I wallow in your waters
I'm surely to be drowned
I'm hollow in your thoughts of me
Can you ever bring me round?

The ghosts of my madness
Track Name: Are you now (or have you ever been) in love
Are you now (or have you ever been) in love?

Are you now (or have you ever been) in love?
You know just how I feel
If you’ve never been in love
It’s like falling back to earth

Are you now (or have you ever been) in love?

Are you now (or have you ever been) in love?
You notice how it feels?
If you’ve never been in love
You’ve never left the earth
If I’ve ever been in love
I’m falling back to earth

[“To love is to suffer” from Love & Death]

Are you now (or have you ever been) in love?
(Come falling back to earth)
Are you now (or have you ever been) in love?
(Come falling back to her earth)
Track Name: I am not a free man, I am a number
I am not a free man!
I am a number!
Track Name: Wake me up
All these homes are made of sand
And the seas keep washing through
Take your spin doctor’s hand
All the lies he’s pushing you
Why is such a passive world
Breaking up?

Another life, another plan, another place
What you’ve seen of me will disappear without a trace

The verité of my dreams
Died in the streets and in your arms
Lied in the face of facts
Though we all come to harm
How is such an honest world
So afraid to tell the truth?

Another life, another plan, another place
What you’ve seen of me will disappear without a trace

If we don’t want to know the truth
All we have to do is stay awake

Another life, another plan, another place
What you’ve seen of me will disappear without a trace

If I ever smelt the roses
Or touched a nerve
When I’m lying there
My eyes are closed; my heart is opened to you
Please, wake me up, it puts me to sleep
Wake me up, it puts me to sleep
Wake me up and put me to sleep

If this world ain’t real
Peel back the onion layers
Reveal the seedy underworld
That tries so hard to make us cry
Why would a real world
Destroy something so beautiful?

Another life, another plan, another place
What you’ve seen of me will disappear without a trace

Wake me up, it puts me to sleep