Area 11 - Curtain Fall Lyrics




There are some ways to win
The primal games we're in
I'm bleeding out the toxin
Waiting for the curtain
Where white and black collide
Ground one foot either side
You're bleeding out your options
No more words of caution

Back when I thought I was
Built that way, just because
I'm walled inside a garden
Deep within an ocean
Inject ideas with life
Through fear and not despite
I'm bleeding out my options
Bleeding all the options

Oh, you better believe
The shadow haunting me
It knows what I could be
I can see
The serpents inside me
Contorting, warping me
Finally

No matter, time dethrones
Oh, speak to me, you stones!
I'm so tired of waiting
For the bloated and deceptive
Where white and black collide
Speak truth reveal the line
I'm bleeding out my options
Bleeding all the options

A cure to shame the disease
The shadow haunting me
It knows what I could be
Silently
The serpents inside me
Contorting, warping me
Finally, I believe

The watchers gathered in the sky

Don't let the curtain fall
Don't let the curtain fall

When you sink in the quicksand of the night
Persevere 'cause I know we'll be alright
Cling to me and my scars that prove it all
Don't let the curtain fall
You ignite in the fever of the day
Knowing smile 'cause we'll make it anyway
Cling to me and my scars that prove it all
Don't let the curtain fall

When you sink in the quicksand of the night
Persevere 'cause I know we'll be alright
Cling to me and my scars that prove it all
Don't let the curtain fall
You ignite in the fever of the day
Knowing smile 'cause we'll make it anyway
Cling to me and my scars that prove it all
Don't let the curtain fall





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Area 11 Curtain Fall Comments
  1. Matto

    Still sounds as shit as ever. I remember when me and my mates watched yogs(who all turned out to be either paedos or super bad people) And they promoted the shit out of this shit ass band. Like the influence of yogs on us made us like everything. The vocals on this shit are still terrible the singer who if i remember correctly is sparkles and he really has no fucking clue of how to sing and sounds like a dying animal.

  2. David Ma

    Not here for the Yogscast memories anymore, I'm here for the amazing music that everyone needs to hear

  3. oliver zhu

    new name should be area 51 band

  4. Liam Needham

    Just saying, Lyrical Genius once again from this amazing band. Evidence...

    "Oh speak to me, you stones!"

    I can't reason why, but somehow this seemingly throwaway line resonated with me. Maybe its the desperation I felt in the tone of his voice, maybe its the fact that it gets my brain going trying to think of its meaning. I dont know really.

    Is he actually speaking to Stones? Or Stoners? Or just people who are stubborn (unmoveable like rock)? Or people who wont talk to him (because stones dont talk)? Is it a metaphor for feeling nothing but apathy or lacking the inspiration to create things? Is it a metaphor for relationships that lack communication? Is it a metaphor for drug abuse, or loveless marriages, or a government that doesn't listen to the people, or a faceless corporation, or a god who doesn't answer prayers?

    One line and yet so many possible interpretations. I haven't been in a while, is digital haunt wiki still going?

  5. luke begbie

    wait... are they making music again?!

  6. Filip Gasic

    This reminds me heavily of Linkin Park

  7. owendudeson

    Can really heart Sparks vocal progression here

  8. Grace E

    I can only dream that one day Area 11 will come to America (or that I could go see them in Europe lol)

  9. D vile

    Went to the area 11 gig. First gig ever. I need new lungs. And trousers. Hey at least I got a sweet beenie.

  10. PandaGamer398

    I love the verse but not the chorus..

  11. WhatWillWants

    Am I the only one that before I read the lyrics heard 'Knowing Sparkles* will make it anyway' ? ^^

  12. DragonSlayerLol

    Been a fan since you guys dropped your first EP. So glad that you guys are still at it. Still jam out to Blackline in my car while people look at me weird lol. Love you guys.

  13. Sunderland Till I Die

    Seeing you again at Newcastle University on the the 17th of Feb, third time seeking them and they've been great every time!

  14. Creative.Fitness uk

    As some 1 who's just been told I have SAD. As well as pretty shit depression this song helps alot makes me want to fight. All of your music does but this came at a perfect time. Thank you

  15. AVA _

    This is amazing, it has this almost haunting quality to it. It sort of sounds like a cry of frustration and the lyrics are as profound as ever. I loved the old Area 11 but I love the new Area 11 even more. KEEP THIS UP, YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING BEASTS!

  16. Stripnieks

    I've gotta say, not a fan of this song. I mean i'll listen to this a couple more times and i'll enjoy it, but right now the song feels... underwhelming. The chorus feels like a build up to a chorus, when it first ended I was thinking "here it comes", and nothing.
    I really wish that the next songs they do are a bit harder. Maybe like the random bit at the end in EGAP, or something akin to Modern Synthesis.

  17. Benny9tails

    After all these years your music is still amazing. Also if there music is still about anime would someone be kind enough to tell me what is this one about.

  18. Tellur

    Will there ever be a Concert in Germany?

  19. Tellur

    Great song ... the Music video is a bit lame though

  20. YeLaH

    I just came from a yogscast throwback I used to love this stuff crazy listening to it again hope yall makin money

  21. DarkSilver

    dots 2 beta key...






    ,_,

  22. No LateGame

    Yeah, not bad, but best part is the intro. The lyrics have always been your strong point, I've got to admit.

  23. Porkchopous

    The lyrics have this depth that speaks to my depression. I love seeing you and your music evolve. This is incredible.

  24. AnAmetuerAuthor

    wasn't sure but it really picked up at the end and i had a big smile by the time the song was finished. love this :D

  25. Nermian

    Idc what anyone says, this new shit is lyrically better than all they have done before and this makes me hopeful and happy where the band is going with their style. I loved MS like everyone else. But this just. Feels more open for me to interpret and just chill and listen to - Good job guys :D

  26. Jack Phillips

    A new year. A new single. A new banger.

  27. Dennis Johansson

    Cool video

  28. Joseph Power

    The intro to this is amazing, then the vocals kick in...

    Joseph Power

    please release an instrumental version of this

  29. MuffDash

    The amazing lyrics combined with the beautiful scenery of the video makes for a breathtaking experience all packed into 4 minutes, bravo

  30. Dash71101

    Wow, I used to listen to you guys alot when I was younger. I listen to it now and it's still pretty damn good despite my taste changing to more metal. This singer is one of the few males that can sing high and still be good. Good job!

  31. Brooklynae

    This has somehow grown massively on me within like 18 hours woah

  32. Mike

    great start to 2019

  33. Keanine

    This Digital rendition of the song is Haunting. Are you still going with that Sparkles*?

    Nice song, the depth of the lyrics in Area11 songs always make them for me!

  34. Carl Hilber

    i wanna listen to it but iv got some nice headphones coming in a few days.... reeeeeee

  35. Leprechaun Butt Milk

    My yearly calendar is "Area 11 Releases" and in between is "Desperation"

    Brooklynae

    Big mood

  36. Luke

    I think Area 11 should have kept leaning on its original anime aesthetic. There was a real charm in how cheesy, yet serious the songs would come across due to their loose inspirations and Sparkles's vocals were perfect for it. They've had a lot of good instrumental output since ATLITS, but this band has suffered overall as they've tried to move away from their roots. Just my opinion.

    Brooklynae

    I disagree.
    Modern Synthesis was ace and sparkles*' voice is really unique and enjoyable.
    I feel that their returning to synthy stuff is bringing something unique back in, but they definitely haven't stopped improving at all.

    Jarmo Verriet

    @Brooklynae The lyrics have improved massively as well. They have more lyrical freedom now as they don't have to rely on references to animes.

  37. Lachlan Landreth

    Amazing! These singularity songs are just Awesome! Great to see you guys experimenting!

  38. axel boström

    Got an Area 11 hoodie for Christmas and it's for sure my favorite pice of clothing, love the songs you guys make and I hope one day il be able to make it to one of your live shows ❤️

  39. Zap Gun

    Oof this one resonates.

  40. undone god

    daaaamn.

  41. Brendan Lock

    The lyrics are good, the song is catchy, but I don't like it. It just feels like it barely has any of that energy their older stuff had. It just makes me feel sad and empty.

    Brendan Lock

    @AVA _ I very well am. Last modern synthesis I have enjoyed very little of what they have released, and I am very unhappy that this is the case. I get excited to see whenever area 11 releases a new song, but I am very quickly let down. Now, if you dont mind, I am very tired of your pitiful arguments and I have much better things I could be doing with my time than dealing with the likes of you.

    AVA _

    @Brendan Lock This is a discussion, not an argument. An argument would mean I'm trying to change your mind, and I'm not. If you really dislike this discussion then stop having it.

    Brendan Lock

    @AVA _ fine by me. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about, considering that last message, so I'll gladly ignore you from here on out.

    AVA _

    @Brendan Lock Lol okay kid

    Brendan Lock

    @AVA _ don't call me kid, kid

  42. Alex Ward

    This came out of fucking nowhere. loved it. good job as usual, folks.

  43. Meewthree

    The last minute or so is my favorite. The bass is really nice and you really get to feel the lyrics in the last min or so!

  44. c0d3r3d // cleanycloth

    Been here since the beginning (anyone remember Blackline?) and you guys just keep getting better and better. <3

  45. Arvid Arvol

    This moved me in ways few songs have ever done.
    "Knowing smile `cause we'll make it anyway. Cling to me and my scars that prove it all."

  46. Noeg the Zemerald Ghostie

    Once again, you have outdone yourselves Area 11

  47. Winter_Chill

    It's sad to be one of those fans who will always prefer the older stuff and finds it harder to listen to the new
    but I'm still happy to say it's enjoyable, it sounds a lot more inspired and professional than the old obviously anime-inspires stuff
    I can't wait to hear the album when it comes out

    Zap Gun

    Again and again, when A11 releases a new song/album and it's in a somewhat different style than what I'm used to, the first time I hear it I'll dislike it.
    The second time, I'll still dislike it, but slightly less so.
    The third time, it'll come by on a playlist somewhere and I catch myself bopping my head to it.
    And by the fourth time, I love it to bits and can't get enough.
    That's how it went, from the moment I first heard 'em, back when they'd just released Blackline and the Yogs played Euphemia on a stream I thought "what the hell is this his voice sounds like arse." Then it happened again with Dream & Reality when they released AtLitS, and again with Hommunculus, and again with GO!, and In the Blind, and After the Flags, and so on and now with this one I just reached that "love it" threshold.
    I'm not really sure why I'm spouting this, it doesn't even have all that much to do with your comment, but I just needed to share it because it's interesting and funny to me. But yeah, A11's been my favourite band for years now because of/despite that.

    Lachlan Landreth

    They defiantly grow on you. All your friends/New Magiks still has to be my favorite singularity songs.

    renderXR

    With this song in particular I really didn't like it (mainly the vocal style), but I went back to it when I saw it in my recommended feed and I got a new appreciation for it. I now like the vocal style paired with the bass and synth. Curious what they do next with the ep.

    Filip Gasic

    @Zap Gun old times when vectors and euphemia was yogscast outro

  48. SanninShiMa

    Ayyy, saw it on Spotify last night and fucking loved it. Keep staying awesome lads <3

  49. Cole Corvin

    Absolutely love it.

  50. Lord of Lightning

    long time fan here, just wanted to say that this is great and that you guys have improved a lot!

  51. AmethystLuna07

    I love so much about this, and now having the added visuals I especially like the flower time lapses. Additionally: "The symbolic meaning of the dahlia in the Victorian language of flowers has survived. When given as a gift, the dahlia flower expresses sentiments of dignity and elegance. It is also the symbol of a commitment and bond that lasts forever."

  52. Moadow

    Love, love, love it! The video is also stunning!!

  53. Cie

    holy shit this is gorgeous and i love the scenery and music. So much

  54. DaedalusFall

    I cannot describe how much you all have improved as a band, this is excellent, I love the lyrics!

  55. NQG420

    I like it

  56. Zarrock184

    Really beautiful song!

  57. Megan Duncanson

    Can't wait to see yous in Glasgow on my birthday 😍

    ZeroEleven

    Can't wait for them to tour outside the UK... still that sounds awesome, enjoy yourself!!

  58. Orion

    2:06 I live for this.

  59. Andreas Mylonas

    Loved this song!!

  60. Rasmus Cecil

    Sooooo goooooood!!!

  61. Tiana Halsey

    I'm loving this sound. This song is lit, like every song they release

  62. Leona C

    The song is awesome!!

  63. BountifulGames

    remember when they did stuff with the yogscast. damn man, my childhood

    alex liggins

    i remember listening to atlits in the car on the way to the zoo for my birthday. my dad had made a cd of it with the mp3s bought on amazon for my birthday

    Zap Gun

    @alex liggins Oh man that's old-school!

    simongosimon

    That fucking guitar riff at the end of all the videos man... it's like a shot of nostalgia to my heart

    Filip Gasic

    When Vectors and Euphemia was the outro to yogscast videos and played in the back of their christmas stream

    oliver zhu

    minecraft...

  64. VikingSchism

    Not going to lie, I'm not a big fan of this - which sucks because I love a lot of A11's music. To me, this kind of feels like it doesn't really go anywhere? I'm not into ballads at all, and this song is quite ballad-y, so that's probably it. But in any case, I think I'll just stick with ATLITS, Underline, and MS. I haven't really enjoyed any of the songs since AYF/NM, they just seem to lack something that the older ones had. I'm sorry to be the voice of negativity here, but it seems like the rest of the comments are all incredibly positive and that's not the viewpoint I share. I'll keep listening to the new songs in the hope that I enjoy the other ones better.

    Brendan Lock

    I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'm really hoping for some good stuff soon. Like, it just feels like with the new music they are trying a lot of different stuff to see what fits, and that's fine. I just can't wait until they figure out what they want to do, because when they do I imagine they will start trying to push the limits with that type of music and start giving us more music with some powerful energy like what we saw in their previous stuff. This new stuff just feels empty and not very exciting.

    Zooropa_Station

    Blackline and Underline are my favorites by a mile, but it's still quality music here. As far as ballads go, it's definitely better than Shi No Barado...

    Mark Ibarra

    @Brendan Lock i think youve hit a bullseye there. Personally im with the majority over all( i agree with all of you that these new singles dont hold a candle next to the albums, but theyre still at least 7/10 for me) when ayf/nm i was like woah this isnt the same music then everybody gets a piece came out and it was different from those two, now curtain faill is different from those three. I think we as a base were used to the themes they had with atlis and ms. Im not a music buff but i dont think its normal for a band to shift styles this frequently so maybe its that shifting that leaves everyone here a little meh. Our boys know how to pierce the heavens so to speak lol and push the limits of their music so I'm sure once they find theyre next theme we'll all see that same fire that rocked atlis. I love curtain fall, def #1 of these new singles for me, then nm probably, followed by everybody gets a piece, and finally ayf

    Sarky Canadian

    i gotta say, i really liked the songs in ghost cassette, with all of the Mars Volta inspiration. but even in Area 11, there's still some mars volta in there, like in Override [A]
    i do like, but here, i cant see where the inspiration comes from... pop? idk

    Zooropa_Station

    The experimentation is great but all 4 singles have been pretty conservative. I'm waiting for a Strays/Override/Processor type song that feels like a meaningful piece of art. But hopefully that's the goal of the Patreon release schedule.

  65. Monstercover cheese

    Oooooooooo

  66. AthenaWhisper

    For those that want to sing along

    Curtain Fall:
    There are some ways to wins
    The primal games we're in
    I'm bleeding out the toxin
    Waiting for the curtain
    Where white and black collide
    Ground one foot either side
    You're bleeding out your options
    No more words of Caution

    Back when I thought I was
    Built that way, just because
    I'm walled inside a garden
    Deep within an ocean
    Injects ideas with life
    Through fear and not despite
    Bleeding out my options
    Bleeding all the options

    Oh, you better believe
    The shadow haunting me
    It knows what I could be
    I can see
    The serpents inside me
    Contorting, warping me
    Finally

    No matter, time dethrones
    Oh, speak to me, you stones!
    I'm so tired of waiting
    For the bloated and deceptive
    Where white and black collide
    Speak truth reveal the line
    Bleeding out my options
    Bleeding all the options

    A cure to shame the disease
    The shadow haunting me
    It knows what I could be
    Silently
    The serpents inside me
    Contorting, warping me
    Finally
    I believe

    The watchers gathered in the sky.

    Don't let the curtain fall.

    Don't let the curtain fall.

    When you sink in the quicksand of the night
    Persevere 'cause I know we'll be alright
    Cling to me and my scars that prove it all

    Don't let the curtain fall.

    You ignite in the fever of the day
    Knowing smile 'cause we'll make it anyway
    Cling to me and my scars that prove it all

    Don't let the curtain fall.

    When you sink in the quicksand of the night
    Persevere 'cause I know we'll be alright
    Cling to me and my scars that prove it all

    Don't let the curtain fall.

    You ignite in the fever of the day
    Knowing smile 'cause we'll make it anyway
    Cling to me and my scars that prove it all

    Don't let the curtain fall.

    Laommi

    Yeah, the lyrics are in the video already tho

    rowan

    @Laommi it's still good to have them here like this, for people who are visually impaired or can't process the words with everything else on the screen ^-^ or hell, even just to copy and paste them for personal use without needing to transcribe.

    thank you!

    cameron

    Thank you so much

  67. DownWithLogic

    This one gave me a weird unexpected nostalgia, Area 11 you always bring something interesting to the table. Thank you :)

  68. AthenaWhisper

    Once again just a little different from the other songs you've put out, and I gotta say once again it's really good.

  69. Batman's Pet Goldfish

    I like it! Well done lads.

  70. BobJimbo

    Who is that singing in my right ear

    PandaGamer398

    It's stereo-d correctly? Do you mean the backing vocals?

    Zondry Zeth

    Cassandra

    Brooklynae

    Pretty sure it's sparkles* sinoting backing vocals? I get what you mean though, It sounds like it could be a woman singing

  71. Zaptross

    I want to sing along so fucking bad, guess I’ll just have to replay this 80 times :)))

  72. Silverfish0161

    had a hunch that a new song was coming out once they changed their insta profile pic. Loving the new song!

  73. Ewan23

    Another banger as always

  74. Mypowerbob

    Kinda sounds like a song from a Nitrome game, lol. Very calming song in a way, well done

  75. Sianna Scale

    God this is so good. Great start to 2019

  76. ZeroEleven

    I'm a simple person, I see a new area 11 song I click.

    sondre holm

    Aren't we all

  77. Mr Kobalt

    Notification squaaaad

  78. Christopher Rice

    Glad to see more new music. Hope this trend continues... even if not as often, just more solid music.

  79. judalva

    I never know what to expect from you guys and I love it. This song is sick! 🤘🏽

  80. Stubby Lad

    Stock footage the song

    Austin Mowat

    But it's good stock footage

  81. sondre holm

    I love this song to bits.

    Everybody take a piece of this song

    Mr Kobalt

    everybody gets a piece

  82. Helpmelton

    This is it.

  83. 2queer2deer

    freaking superb 👏👏👏 oh man, you guys absolutely nailed this one

  84. Plonky Time

    🎉🎉🎉

  85. Michael Cunningham

    Such a good song

  86. Leonismo

    Happy new year boys!!!!

  87. Away From Reality

    Wow I absolutely loved this <3

  88. Craig Dyke

    This is just beyond amazing! I can't wait to see you live! <3

  89. Ryan o'neill

    Holy shit! this song gave me goosebumps. You guys really have hit it out of the park this time!

  90. Siren_Atlantica

    First three seconds had me hooked. Sounds awesome through headphones.

  91. John Algie

    Just when I was having a bad time trying to solve computer problems, I get a notification. Thanks for brightening my day guys!

  92. Brian McCarthy

    This video is beautiful and the music sounds great. Awesome job.

  93. Sunderland Till I Die

    Wasn't sure about the new album but this makes me think that it will be pretty fucking nice.

  94. Pholion Agoning

    Rember when ya did good song?





    But now you all improve and shit

  95. crazypeep

    Another awesome song, guys! Keep up the great work! :)

  96. Exotic Box 935

    Its been to long

  97. PSI Lightning

    I’m literally trying to fallow the lyrics and I can’t, welp another time through!