In This Town Lies a City

by The Black Room

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The Black Room is a four-piece rock band formed in the summer of 2014 in Rijeka, Croatia.

The group consists of Jakov Katalinić (vocal, guitar), Leo Ventin (vocal, guitar), Miljen Sirotić (bass) and Ivan Ritoša (drums).

The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in garage rock with influences from neo-psychedelia and noise pop bands of late 80's and 90's.
Lyrics are inspired by personal stories, with its protagonists living against a backdrop of rock, poetry and nightlife.
Rejecting the standard narrative values, the lyrics also deal with themes of social status, isolation, exploration and achieving personal freedom.

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released March 8, 2016

Music by – The Black Room
Bass – Miljen Sirotić
Drums, Percussion – Ivan Ritoša
Guitar, Vocals – Leo Ventin
Guitar, Vocals – Jakov Katalinić
Lyrics by – Jakov Katalinić, Ivan Ritoša

Engineering, Mixing & Mastering: Bojan Bajić, The Black Room & Matej Zec - studio G.I.S.
Photo: Jadranka Lacković

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The Black Room Rijeka, Croatia

The Black Room is a four-piece rock band formed in the summer of 2014 in Rijeka, Croatia. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in garage rock with influences from neo-psychedelia and noise pop bands of late 80's and 90's.Lyrics are inspired by personal stories, with its protagonists living against a backdrop of rock, poetry and nightlife. ... more

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Track Name: Closer
I'll touch the angels tonight
Days pass still our hearts remain thrilled
There's nothing left when you start coping with fear
My mind's like a bullet and I'm feeling closer and closer

I'll come and get it
You know I need it
Come and get it
You know you need it

I wanna touch the air around
I wanna feel the shock and the bleeding
I'm not insane I know what I'm screaming for
My heart's like a razor and I'm feeling closer and closer

I'll come and get it
You know I need it
Come and get it
You know you need it

I wanna feel the fire and life
I wanna see the fire tonight
Cause I will fall if you don't help me out, but if you do then I won't make it x2
Track Name: The Show is Calling
You now make me see
What I need to believe
You now make me feel
My love is real

The rain pours down my face
And I lose the ground beneath my feet
It is all around me baby
All your sensations are here and with me

The sky is falling
And the show is calling

And so well I wander
And I ponder
Will this road get me home
I'm in the interzone

Day is soon and I'm running scared
Cause I failed to mark my true intent
What should I do now baby
Can you please, please help me

The sky is falling
And the show is calling

I'll follow you back home
Love is a setting sun
I'll share the night with you, with you
Track Name: Dead Queen Ruling
I feel a hundred
Though quarter old skin
Wandering away
a no mans kin

Dead queen ruling
Once proud lovers
Heads are turning
And I fear Time

And we have yet
To count the bodies baby
As widowed are hearts
As empty our trail
Dusk still dawns your face

We have yet to see
Our true colors
A kind ending violence plays

And we have yet
To count the bodies baby
As widowed are hearts
As empty our trail
Dusk still dawns your face

And I still wonder, when I hold you tight
Where you lay your bones for the night
And I can still remember, when I held you tight
Where you laid your bones for the night
Track Name: Modern Times
I'll take the good old days
I'll take that fire and restore my faith
Standing on this memory lane
I"ll find the strength we left and single it out
Dont fear, sun's here

It's like the edge of the knife
It's a view to kill
Just close your eyes and follow
The modern times

I'll take the good old days
Through all these years
Travelling far and wide
Coming down through wondrous fields
I've seen Forgiveness
I've seen loss
Don't lose the heart and soul
Don't fear, sun's here

It's like the edge of the knife
It's a view to kill
Just close your eyes and follow
The modern times
Track Name: Found Here
In the darkest hour I feel the warmth
But that shortest road still feels too long
Trying to reach it but my hands are tied
By nerves and feelings that just come on by
(They say) Best to stay inside where no one flies
Best to stay inside where no one Lies

This time I feel my eager soul
This time we can't go wrong
Love for it Keeps me holding on
On and on

Darkness take me you're my leap of faith
You leave me breathless as I go on
In this cloud that blurs dreams and desires
It's a new haven for the lost
I'm found here x3
You're here

This time I feel my eager soul
This time we can't go wrong
Love for it Keeps me holding on
On and on
Track Name: After Hours
I see your eyes now inviting me in
In through the looking glass I fall
Now my mind is a freeland it's a sonic ride
One glance and it's a high speed chase

I'm all out of love
I'm all out of love, out of feelings
I'm all out of love
I'm all out of love, can you feel it?

I need to go where love grows
Can't you see I'm in the cold now darling?
Cause right now my mind is slow
I love the place it leaves me lying
I dont know who I am anymore
I'm on the edge of falling for you honey
In the end it's just the romance of the streets I'm in and

I ain't got no aces up my sleeve
Will I say what I want to say?
You run, you run but you can't hide
You run, you run but you can't hide
From yourself

I'm all out of love
I'm all out of love, out of feelings
I'm all out of love
I'm all out of love, can you feel it?

It's just a shot in the dark
But on these night hours
Don't run cause you can't hide
Don't run cause you can't hide
Track Name: Tonight, My Stranger
I wrap the night around you
Feeling the shiver in my guts
Trying to fall asleep
With you next to me, I am hollow
But still I've followed you

Tonight my stranger
Let's walk the streets of silence
Tonight my lover
We'll pretend we were never here

I wraped my lust around you
My love of lies surrounds me
As the evening falls
I'm trying not to feel love even more
And so I follow you

Tonight my stranger
Let's walk the streets of silence
Tonight my lover
We'll pretend we were always here

I'm still searching for my home
Behind the edges of your eyes
I'm still searching on my own
Behind the shimmering lights
Track Name: In Lines
From Here on now
I'm only breathing
You by my
Side I am seeing
In this time
My faith is healing
See you in
The Dreams inside my head

One night
Last time
One sign
Last time

Lost in lines
Like those forgotten times
We were free
Like words we'd always fear
Now are you
Finally seeing
Me in the
Dreams inside your head

After dark my sweet
I don't need a way from here
Will you finally hear
All the secrets of the world I fear

One night
Last time
One sign
Last time
Track Name: T.D.K. (Tears, Drums and Kisses)
How many times can you bleed
Through How many Doors can you flee
When the silence succeeds
Under the ruins love unveils

Underneath the time
You can find
My intentions undefined
My intentions unidentified

If I were to say I was gonna leave you
And if the words, the words are gonna bleed you
How many times can you fall so low
When everything's broken your sigh lifts me up

Underneath the time
You can find
My intention undefined
My intentions unidentified
Track Name: The Viper Room
Are you feeling alone
Can you see the lights in the back room
Are you all by yourself
Close the curtains behind and come on in
Can I guide you home
I'll drive you through this pitch black screen
And should I pretend
I am leaning on the edge of forever

Now it all comes crashing, it's gonna blow you away
If it keeps coming don't just run away

My heart is pounding
It's all in motion
I'm being cornered in this place of dirt
In the dark streets below I lost the vital piece
I'm being cornered in this city of dirt
Check mate the game is over
Still I wont crawl in need
I will find my way
Inside the viper room

Are you feeling alone now darling
Are you feeling alone
Now it all comes crashing it's gonna blow you away
If it keeps coming don't just run away

My heart is pounding
It's all emotion
I'm being cornered in this place of dirt
In the dark streets below I lost the vital piece
I'm being cornered in this city of dirt
Check mate the game is over
Still I won't crawl in need
I will find my way
Inside the viper room
Track Name: Riptide
Now I see the world turning
And I see the days just fly on by
Are we Running out of time to say?
Are we Running out of dice to play?

Once I saw the night dance
Well I smiled with faith
Neon hearts painted the city life
We walked through life on high skies

The blood rush
The clothes all black
The pictures won't hold the times we had
Shattered glass and broken hearts
One-time loves and a kiss in the dark
The jazzhouse, the nightlife
We will change but memories will stay
And those people, those people won't fade
Riptide's coming
Track Name: Autumn City
The rain and the sea shape who we are
Music keeps us going and we are lightly flowing by
With those times and sounds that shape on our future

Words used to mean more before
They faded away somehow
We're living so fast now
Slowly losing parts of who we are

It's five in the morning I am riding in my car
Radio fills the silence for the lonely that pass us by
Music keeps us going and we are lightly flowing by

Words used to mean more before
They faded away somehow
But always from those rooftops I'll see
The rain falling on our secret garden

On those autumn city nights we will live forever
We are here to stay and for a while now we are free