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  1. Terabytes of data

Recorded at Studio Fiona, Fermoy (Ireland)
under the guidance of Brian O’ Reilly
Vocals/1st and lead guitar/lyrics: Ed Schmidt
Backing vocals/second guitar: Fintan O’ Meara

Lyrics

Remember when I was young,
saved my money and I waited on,
saturday mornings.
Biked down to the local record shop
to buy that long awaited album
of my favorite group.
Head rammed between the speakers
listened countless times
learned all the words and all the chords,
and would play it with my friends a 1000 times.
Nowadays, we simply download.
Songs by the millions,
all the days, even as we sleep.
Neatly stored away, on external hard drives,
and in a lifetime we’ll never find the time to hear.
We’ve become mere collectors,
with these terabytes of data
losing the ability to listen in this consumers’ world.
Remember when I was young,
saved my money and I wait upon
saturday mornings.
Make my way down to the local chemist shop
to buy that long awaited roll of film,
trying to capture that ever evasive shot.
With each picture being so well thought over,
and before any moment was ever captured,
or a single film developed
would have studied every angle a 1000 times.
Nowadays, we simply snap away.
Photos in the millions,
all the days, even as we sleep.
Neatly stored away, on external hard drives,
and in a lifetime we’ll never find the time to see.
We’ve become mere collectors,
with these terabytes of data
losing the ability to see in this consumers’ world.
Remember when i was young
saved my money and I waited on
sunday afternoons.
Head down to the local matinee,
and arrange it with my friend Danny,
to meet some girls.
And before any words were ever spoken,
or any promise ever broken.
We’d reenact the scenes
and rehearse our lines,
and run them through our heads a 1000 times.
Nowadays, we simply chat away.
Online friends in the millions,
all the days, even as we sleep.
Neatly stored away, on external hard drives.
and in a lifetime we’ll never find the time to know.
We’ve become mere collectors,
with these terabytes of data
losing the ability to know
in this consumers’ world.
We’ve become mere collectors,
we’ve become terabytes of data
losing the ability to live
in this consumers’ world.