The Trade Off

by Real Experts

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released October 16, 2015

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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: Pure Attention Seeker
Such a beautiful girl
To everyone but you
This black landscape
Sticks you back together like glue

Such a clever girl
To no one but you
Treat them with the disgust they deserve
It will help you get through

Chorus:

But have you seen her?
She's a pure attention seeker
She’ll steal your heart if you meet her
She’s an unadulterated cheater

You run around town
With everyone in tow
You fooled the crowd
Soon everyone will know

It’s a far cry
From the demons back home
That made you feel like dirt
Now revenge is sweet, I know

Repeat chorus

I wonder what you look like
When no one is around
I wonder what you feel
From down on the ground

Repeat chorus

What happened?
I think I prefer the old you
Track Name: She Hurts (featuring Mike Burnett)
I remember years ago
We had a life, I told you so
It was amazing
You were young and innocent
And far too beautiful for the likes of me

So remote, yet so close
It was you I needed the most

She hurts more than you realise
But she heals herself with the power of her eyes

I hardly ever heard your voice
We had to break our own hearts out of choice
I knew that I would have to wait
And I’ve been waiting
It’s not too late

Everyone wants a piece of you
I conquered the jealousy
When I had no right to

She hurts more than you realise
But she heals herself with the power of her eyes
You bleed more than you want me to see
I want to protect you, so come with me

You will break a million hearts
But please don’t break mine
Most things mean nothing
But this means everything

Now I see you everywhere
I had to queue to catch your stare
Thought you were looking at me

And there you are on every wall
I have to block myself out from it all

She hurts more than you realise
But she heals herself with the power of her eyes
You bleed more than you want me to see
I want to protect you, so come with me

You have no idea how much you saved me
I only wanted a kiss, a kiss to last a lifetime
Track Name: Don't Stay (featuring Daniel Angelus)
Kiss me
Touch me
Feel my pain
Feel my soul

Take off your dress
A sight to behold
Take off the rest
God made a perfect mould

And now you’re leaving
You’ve been deceiving

Chorus:

Don’t stay
But don’t go just yet
I want you to pay
I want you to feel regret
Don’t say
This is something more than it is

Take with me with you
To the other side
Take me, take me
Don’t hide, don’t hide

And now you’re leaving
You’ve been deceiving

Repeat chorus

Don’t stay, don’t go
Don’t stay, don’t go

Take me, take me, take me, take me

And now you’re leaving
You’ve been deceiving

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Swoon
Wanna make you swoon

Let me take you to a place you’ve never seen
Far beyond anywhere you’ve ever been
If I told you a secret would you keep it?
If we set the standard would you meet it?

Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you move
Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you swoon

Wanna make you swoon

I don’t suffer from vertigo
Let me look down, what's on show?
Take me to the top
Will you promise to never, ever stop

Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you move
Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you swoon

Wanna make you swoon

It's that moment before, it's that moment before
It's that moment before, Ii's that moment before
It's that moment before, it's that moment before
It's that moment before, Ii's that moment before

Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you move
Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you swoon

Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you move
Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you swoon

Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you swoon
Wanna make you swoon
Track Name: Space Age Love Song (featuring Daniel Angelus & Mimisinga)
How are you today?
Can you tell us how you feel?
I saw what you wrote last night
I’m sure it was meant for me

Do you have my words written across your skin?
Do you feel lucky?
Let’s begin

Chorus

This could be our space age love song
This could be our space age love song
You’re the one that made me feel like I belong
So take my hand
Let’s sing our space age love song

You made me question what I want from all of this
I need you more than you need me

You’re not the person that I worshipped from afar
You’ve change, I’m scared
It wasn’t meant to be

Repeat chorus

That wasn’t what I expected
It wasn’t the love that I suspected
My mind was supposed to be protected
I can’t decide if I’m cured or protected

Repeat chorus

You’re the one that made me feel like I belong
So take my hand
Let’s sing our space age love song
Track Name: 3:1 Ratio
What's your name and where do you come from?
I'm number one, and this is my song

Unsure of who I am any more
Scared to death of being a bore
Driven to the point of distraction
But there's a 3-1 chance of interaction

In this scientific life we lead
I want you three times more than you want me
You are my safety device
You keep me from paying the price

Chorus:

Something ‘bout you baby, something ‘bout you baby
Something ‘bout you baby, something ‘bout you baby


I can’t think for myself right now
But that’s ok because I have the wow
Age is of no consequence
I will supply your need to recompense

I'm number two
And this my chance to get to you
Until I decide how far to impress
This will have to be work in progress

Repeat chorus

Sometimes I just want to say hello
But you return my calls at a 3:1 ratio
Sometimes I just want to say hello
But you return my calls at a 3:1 ratio

If three is the lucky number
My luck is in as that is me

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Forever Is A Big Word (featuring Vivian Marie)
I think that I need saving
But don’t tell anyone
This craving
Serves no purpose anymore

Lift my head up high
Cos I don’t want you to see
How it still hurts inside of me

Chorus:

Don’t tell me it’s forever
Cos forever is a big word to me
And don’t tell me ‘bout tomorrow
Cos tomorrow means nothing to me

I saw everything
I didn’t want to discover
Now how am I supposed to recover?

I needed you
Until the point I stopped needing you

Repeat Chorus

You should be careful what you say
If you just said what I think I heard
Cos whichever way you look at it
Forever is a big word

All I wanted
Was to matter
All you offered
Was to shatter

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Beograd (featuring Daniel Angelus)
I see myself through the glass
Whoever I am
With time on my hands

This is something I have to do
I’ve got to do it for myself

Chorus:

You’ve fixed every broken memory of the past
I’m yours forever
It’s meant to last

Tattoo these walls
To torture my soul
The heat is overwhelming

This is the place
I’m gonna remember forever

Repeat chorus

Beograd
Beograd
Beograd
Beograd

Repeat chorus

Beograd
The world is ours, but I feel so sad
Beograd
The world is ours, but I feel so sad
Beograd
The world is ours, but I feel so sad
Beograd
The world is ours, but I feel so sad
Track Name: Lemon Is Lemon (featuring Patrick Barclay) [Bonus Track]
Lemon Is Lemon

Welcome to the Expert World
It’s time to put a little something back

You would laugh if I told you
About all the things that drive me mad

Everything you do is lemon
Everything you say is lemon
Everything that has happened is lemon
Everything that is going to happen will be lemon

Because lemon is lemon

Chorus:

Was this supposed to be a test?
‘Cause you’re bitter than the rest
I'm in the mood for full-scale fight
As lemon is lemon is lemon is lemon is lemon is lemon, alright?

Everything you do is lemon

The time has come to take control of your life
We'll battle you at dawn, and we will win
We will reclaim all that is ours

You can't speak, you can't spell
But we will take you, we will shape you

Repeat chorus

All I ever wanted to be in life was a Real Expert

Repeat chorus

I'll see your angst, and raise you more angst