Benchmark

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released September 18, 2013

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Real Experts London, UK

Real Experts is a London-based synthpop electronic project, headed by Andrew Maley, and featuring many amazing artists.
Following on from their first two albums, 'Benchmark' and 'The Trade Off', the remix album 'REAL/MIX' was released in 2016, and the new album 'Expertism For The Casual Voyeur' is out now!
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Track Name: Superlover
I live my life as science fiction
Trying to make sense
I can leap tall buildings in a single stride
But it’s not good enough for you tonight

My heart is like a shield of steel
I’m the master of my universe
If you recall all the lies
You can see right through me with your x-ray eyes

Holy smoke, I am the law
May the force be with you when you hit the floor

Chorus:

You want a superlover, baby
You need something more than I can ever give
I could be a superlover, maybe
Swoop right out of the skies to rescue you

The fantastic four are in town tonight
They’ve storm trooped the joint just to watch the fight
Girl against Boy, should be close
You’re a wonder woman, with a lethal dose

Don’t terminate my right to win
Or I’ll zap you down with G-force again

Repeat Chorus

I can see inside your mind
But can you see it too?
All these powers that you have
Your destiny is up to you

I’ve encountered you too closely, three times
The jury is out on all your crimes
There’s a storm coming, I can sense it now
Your tears are like rain in the final hour

Bullets just bounce off my skin
I will survive through thick and thin

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: By Default
On the bus
On a train
The back of a cab
It’s all the same

At work
At night
In my head
Out of sight

Can’t shake the notion
That I should be showing some emotion

Chorus:

And I think I love you, by default
And I think I need you, by default
And I think I love you, by default
And I think I need you, by default

You may not be my type
But there’s something about you so right
I know I’m not your sort
But I’m falling for you by default

All alone
All confused
Feeling low
Feeling used

I was heading for self neglect
When you kicked into effect

Repeat chorus

You may not be my type
But there’s something about you so right
I know I’m not your sort
But I’m falling for you by default
Track Name: Another World, Another Time
Hanging on every word
I don’t know why I like you, it’s absurd
Sixteen again
Thought I was done with this, but that was then

Wipe your blood against my skin
Push my hand against the heart within
I remember exactly what you said
Before the walls came crashing past my head

Chorus:

Another world, another time
But that’s another story with a different crime
I took your life and you took mine
Another world, another time

Nobody knows the real me
The best kept secret in this fantasy
You need my help, that much is clear
But you’ve got to learn to control the fear

I want to save you from the devil inside
Pull the lever to start the ride
Out of control with what I say
Out of your mind to wish for yesterday

Repeat chorus

Take my hand
Learn to try and understand
Take your time
Be brave enough to make a stand

Wipe your blood against my skin
Push my hand against the heart within
I remember exactly what you said
Before the walls came crashing past my head

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Out Of My System
It’s not easy for me to carry on like this
I’m losing my mind in search of permanent bliss
Torture myself until I’m dry
Every conversation passes me by
When will you be mine?

It could have been you who saved my skin
You opened the door and let me in
It must have been me who swallowed the pill
You measured your aim and went for the kill

Chorus:
Got to get you, got to get you out of my system again
Got to get you, got to get you out of my system again

I’m cheating myself to death over this
In thinking that this is for the best
I failed your test

It must have been you that broke my heart
You built me up then tore me apart
You were supposed to be my friend
But we’ve got so much time to mend

Repeat chorus

Every time the telephone rings
My heart misses a beat
And every time I close my eyes
You’re in my head but you’re in love with someone else instead

Bang my head against the wall
‘Cos there’s no justice here at all
Look at what you’ve gone and done
I loved you for real, you left me for fun

Repeat chorus

It must have been you that broke my heart
You built me up then tore me apart
You were supposed to be my friend
But we’ve got so much time to mend
Track Name: Flirt Divert
I’m going off the radar
Going out is no use to me
I’ve run out of words
To use on nights like these

The problem is
You look like you could please
And I’m need
Of some real expertise

Chorus:

You’re looking at me
I don’t wanna get hurt
I’m looking at you
This is how it all starts
Put up the barrier, flirt divert
Flick the switch, flirt divert

So how do we sort out this mess?
It’s confusing me
I can’t control
The urge that’s plain to see

I tried my best
But I’m not known for trying hard
But more or less
It’s you that I wanna impress

Repeat chorus

I saw it, for a split second
I saw that look in your eye

Repeat chorus
Track Name: What Goes On Inside A Girl's Head
If there was an eighth wonder
You’d see it every day
When you stand before the mirror
Rehearsing what to say

In every situation
In every club and every bar
You leave me strangely puzzled
As to why you are the way you are

I watch the television every day and every night
I can almost understand all the violence and the fights
I’ve spotted all the signals that are laid before my eyes
All horrific, hieroglyphic, subtle in disguise
I spend my time pretending to be what’s meant to be
I can even guess the end to this eternal fantasy

Chorus:

But what goes on inside a girl’s head
Is a mystery to me

If there’s a god up there
Perhaps he’d let us know
Why he builds our hopes so high
When he knows it’s time to go

The million-dollar question
From a million other times
We stand united in our quest
To realise our crimes

I can pick out all the winners from a golden lottery
Guess the latest ratings for the films you want to see
I can run from the pressure to try and comprehend
Or stay and face the music until the bitter end
I can open up the past with a single magic key
And choose the perfect words to underline your legacy

Repeat chorus

Do you want to be cared for?
Or do you want to be treated badly?
Do you want to pull all the strings?
And be my everything?

I found the knack of missing brushes with the law
And how to keep my distance when the drinks smash to the floor
I know which way to go when they come knocking at my door
And how to drive away from the boredom that’s in store
Now I know the truth is what it’s s’posed to be
But I’ll never learn the lesson of loving to a tea

Repeat chorus

What goes on
What goes on
What goes on
What goes on

What goes on inside a girl’s head
Is a mystery to me
Track Name: Flying Saucers
Suffocated, within these walls, the voices call
Vertical lines obstruct my view
But I can just about make out you
I can just about see you

You promised me it was supposed to be
Another way to this
So I jump into my parallel universe
Got a feeling it’s going to get much worse

Chorus:

Do you believe in me and you?
Do you believe this will be true?
Do you believe in flying saucers too?

I used to be a genius of sorts
Now I’m automated, implicated
Running the risk, making me sick

Now I look across this ocean of fire
Consumed by the flames of desire
Take me up, into the skies
To another world of hope and lies

Repeat chorus

Take me up, into the skies
To another world of hope and lies

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Love's True Comeback
When I see you
I see things I’ve never seen before
When I touch you
I remember days when I wanted more

Chorus:

I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love
All over again
I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love
All over again

When I drink
I get more drunk than ever before
When I move
I hear beats never recorded before

Repeat chorus

We’ve got nothing in common
But that’s ok
Cos I’m only going to be here today
There’s one thing that I do know
This is love’s true comeback

Repeat chorus
Track Name: (Falling Back) In Love With Music
I wanted you to lead me
Into the light
And I need you to tell me
We’ll be together tonight

I used to feel this way
All of the time
Back when we were young
And everything was safe and everything was fine

Chorus:
Falling back in love with music
I’m falling back in love with you
Falling back in love with music
Make me feel like I used to do

I can look you in the eye now
Knowing what I do
Do you believe in fate?
You can come with us too

Repeat chorus

I used to feel this way
I used to feel this way

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Dancing In Outer Space
Paid up front for my ticket
To the club at the end of the world
For what it’s worth
I’m sick and tired and planet Earth

Cancelled all my appointments
Before they tell me it’s too late
I’ll sacrifice my gravity
To see the other side of eternity

Every magazine is you
Every poster that I view
All the perfume in the world
Couldn’t smell the way you do

Chorus:

Higher and higher
Be my saving grace
Take me dancing in outer space

Take me dancing in outer space

Is it my imagination or are you from an alien place
It might just be the way you walk or the way you touch your face
Sometimes, I feel just like a spy
Watching, waiting, biding my time

All the lipstick that you wear
The spray that’s in your hair
All the pulses that you race at night
Move faster than the speed of light

Repeat chorus

Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing

Every look you never had
All the chic that makes you glad
And all the catwalks in the sky
Aren’t enough for you and I

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Round And Round And Round Again
Every time I feel this heat
It makes me wanna scream
Every touch you give to me
Burns through my every dream

Chorus:

Here I go again, I’m going round and round
Here I go again, I’m going round and round
Here I go again, I’m going round and round
Here I go again, I’m going round and round

Feel your breath against my face
It makes me feel alive
Sold my heart within this place
You taught me to survive

Repeat chorus

Never lose the feeling
Even if your body’s reeling
It’s only love I’m dealing
Just as long as you’re believing
I’ll provide protection
Just fill me with affection
Relieve me from all pain
Round and round and round again

Never break tradition
Keep your own condition
Resurrect the mission
Never stop wishing
The rhythm can control me
Burns so bright I can’t see
Fills my head and hits my brain
Round and round and round again

Never lose the feeling
Even if your body’s reeling
It’s only love I’m dealing
Just as long as you’re believing
I’ll provide protection
Just fill me with affection
Relieve me from all pain
Round and round and round again

Repeat chorus