Pursuit Of Irrelevance

by Ali Suhail

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released March 31, 2017

Written, Composed, Arranged, Performed, Mixed and Produced by Ali Suhail.

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Ali Suhail Karachi, Pakistan

Hi, I'm Ali. I make music in a room in a house in Karachi in Pakistan. In fact, that's most of what I do. I've been making music since I was a teenager, learning from The Beatles, The Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Freelance Whales, Pomplamoose etc. These albums that I've written are an amalgamation of my experiences and perception of the world and life. I hope they make people happy. ... more

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Track Name: Dingle
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Buckle
Don't keep me in dark, I maintain dungeons in my backyard
Pain is no stranger to me, just not fond of the clout

I know the timing's off, There's demons on your ticket you can't rub off
But feral creature can't you see? you need to scream and shout.

Oh it's right behind the knees
Oh it waits and aches and pleads

You and I've been here too long, we're confusing all the shackles with the walls put up,
We're not the architects, we're just shit out of luck.

Did you ever contemplate, when you put up all these bars across your brain
Why are you sitting here, guarding what's meant to contain.

Oh just reach and set it free
Oh it's right behind the knees
Where it waits and aches and bleeds

set your sights up high
oh I
will set your sights to the sky, up high.
Track Name: Canaada feat. Zain Peerzada
Scraping confines
Inside my mind
Trying, uncharted scapes to find

What you infer
Cause I can't concur
With my reflection

There's disconnect
What they had said
And what rests inside your mind

You've yet much to learn.

Hope you can stay
Your pragmatic ways
Dismiss my going concern dismay

I've so much yet to know

I'm tearing down the walls to my room
Til there's nothing to let you inside
Blinded by the ruckus I've made
Hiding from me you've become everything

I've seen all of time
Your skin on the tiles
Answers radiate through your eyes

You've yet much to show.

I'm tearing down the walls to my room
Til there's nothing to let you inside
Blinded by the ruckus I've made
Hiding myself
I'm tearing down the walls to my room
Til there's nothing to let you inside
Blinded by the ruckus I've made
Hiding from me you've become everything
Track Name: Awaazen
Chor, kya faida hai rakhnay ka
Ye Khayal, Kisi ko nahi bhaye ga
Chhupa de aks apni roshni ka
Maan ja, sab ko hai behtar pata

Nishaan, na rahay teri nafs ka
Kyun nahi, sab ko hai behtar pata

Tu, Alag nahi, Teri khushi, Chuppi hui koi jaanay na
Na manay tu, Teri ruh, Main tu hi hoon

Lehron main nahi sukoon
Alfaz hain tou sahi sab ke paas
Nahi koi such keh raha
Dill rakhne ko

Tu, Alag nahi, Teri khushi, Chhuppi hui, Koi jaanay na
Na manay tu, Teri ruh, Main tu hi hoon, Kyun tu maanay na
Jhalak bhi, Asal ki, Dikhi nahi, Koi jaanay na
Chhupa kuch bhi, Tu hai sahi, Maan ja
Track Name: All This Time
And the cracks begin to show
In the sky I've always known
To be clay

All I'd written on the walls
Is beginning to fade and fall
Shrouded by day.

I'm standing, still in my tracks, demanding the flesh I've been denied all this time.

Allayed all my dismay
All the whites were fine as grey
For all I know

But now there's flesh growing on my bones
Consciousness I was beyond
Begins to show.

Fluxion, Witnessing my self destruction, both arms in the sky

I'm standing, still in my tracks, demanding the flesh I've been denied all this time.
Track Name: Control
My legs
Pulled me in the water
She sways
Pulls me to the shore

Islands
Pull me to healing
My brain
Pulls for a cure

Eyelids
Pull me to the real world
Deep breaths
Pull me back for more

I know you think there's other ways
Where we can map it
Where we can find
A place where my feet aren't swayed
By all that's around.

I know you think there's other ways
Where we can map it
Where we can find
A place where my feet aren't swayed
Only time.

Her faith
Pulls me through devotion
My skin
Pulls her back home.

I know you think there's other ways
Where we can map it
Where we can find
A place where my feet aren't swayed
Only time.
Track Name: Hue
She split her Sundays with mossy grey
Her kindness split her mind in two

She shared her throne with a shade she picked at night
One that hadn't found its hue

Her crown of rainbow frays' becoming clear
Now it's just obstructing her view

She fears becoming what she can't accept
She forgets every time she pays her dues

No one knows of the binds round her wrists and neck
Was it me or was it you?

Her skin is fading without the sun's caress
The pale's turning down to blue

The gold in her eyes never seems to rest
Even when she smiles to bid adieu
Track Name: Barely
Lately my words bathe in duress
I make him weigh his worth against the turning of my hands
He questions his motives to my credence
We question grace, arms laid in wait for the hex.

I borrowed some hours, from a friend of a friend.
Changed my design, Changed all my plans..
He speaks behind curtains, trying to mend.
He says he gets it, but i doubt that he can.

And I barely listen
I'm barely here.
He barely listens.
I doubt he cares.

I worry for subversion, I dread for change
I worry for things you wouldn't dare understand
He tucks it all neatly, under a liquid fold
And he worries for who I am

And he barely listens.
He's barely here
I barely listen
I doubt I care

He maps out forever with paper toys
He fails to see my tomorrows obscured by noise
So we douse each others brains and set'em ablaze
Til forever is now and the noise is laid to rest
Track Name: Prognosis feat. Natasha Noorani
Alright now
You've found a way somehow
To slow down the frames
And be considered again
Was it harder than it seems
To justify the means?

To prolong the bounds
While it all crumbles around

Does defiance apply
For a need to survive?
To change what you agreed upon
By being born?

While you move through time
Validate all that survived
Track Name: To Tameez Bibi feat. Eridu
Jaagay
Bethay teri aankhon ke saaye talay
Roshni
Phans gai beech buray khwabon main

Tor de
Bhanwar andhere ka
Dekh le
Ye asal nahi bus khayaal

Marz nahi
Hai tu ilaaj
Dekh le
Main asal nahi hoon kya?

Main asal nahi hoon kya?