Bridges (LP​/​CD 2014)

by 7 Years Bad Luck

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    released November 1, 2014

    Drums recorded at Alärm Studios, Lofer
    All the rest recorded at Batflat Studios, Saalfelden
    Mixed & Mastered by Marco Perdacher

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1.
WE‘RE NOT GETTING ANY we're not getting any younger I don't care I was stupid I was smart it's all been said & done in our favorite records we're not getting any older I don't care I am stupid I am smart it's all been said & done in our favorite records
2.
All I Know 03:35
ALL I KNOW when things fall apart in the blink of an eye you better relax and watch it all go down I get out some change for the man on the street he grabs my hand and would not let go "you wanna make it son, you really have to stop pretending" I say "thank you sir" and pour down another drink "it doesn't matter what people think of you it's all about what makes you lose your mind" all I know is that I want you around come on take a good look at the back of my eyes I‘ve heard it before so I will not hear it again and maybe they're right tomorrow is another day until then if you don't care I don't care when the air is filled with all their stupid new year's resolutions I just cannot help it but have another drink because if the world is coming to an end tonight at least I'm gonna be there next to you because all I know is that I want you around but we all know they never got the chance to come to terms with it they did not make it past their favorite tree and he kissed her one last time and the car went up in flames so you just can't stop believing no you cannot stop believing
3.
TIME IS A THIEF "yeah this may take some time things haven't always been this bad so when did we fuck up?" she said feels like a hundred miles without a word, without a sound and such a long way still ahead so here I am, still feeling fine the last four years we fell apart but I am busy staying young "just take your time, I'll come around" how time flies when you're trying to have fun and she doesn't really mean it the things we do to get by no she doesn't really mean it and choices made sometimes we live with those for quite a while now all the bridges I have burned guess there are things that I will never really learn I still remember us together that look before she took my hand for the first time and we try so hard we really thought this could be the rest of our lives now here's a joke, eternity we tried so hard who knew that time is a thief maybe I should've known when she said "pay no attention to me"
4.
BEGGARS AND KINGS you called me up you said "please man tell me anything I think I need to hear somebody talk" you said you haven't slept in a week or so but you're not counting "and this town, all the people are the same" don't know why you stick around but you're not the one to blame and on and on sometimes it's so damn hard to let it go for a life less ordinary when you're there just let me know beggars and kings what's holding you back? lose your baggage now drive your new car into the next ditch a penny or a crown you're wishing hell upon your friends never seeing them again they say the first step is the hardest but you're not counting my old man said: "always keep your neck straight and if life gets tough you'll get tougher and wait" but what did he know? sometimes it gets too hard to let it go for a life less ordinary when you're there you gotta let me know if you never get lost you can never be found will you make it out? because your heart's all yours and yours only to keep do you hear it? do you hear that sound? and then I swore you'd hear from me sometimes I miss you, honestly but good things come to those who wait or so they say I'll wait another day
5.
Bridges 03:20
BRIDGES no it's not okay after all this time we've spent together I think too much like I'm barking up a rotten tree because every time I realize that nothing ever stays the same it stays the same let me guess you only meet so many true friends so you better leave the biggest rocks unturned because we build our bridges right before we burn them down yeah I got your call you want to make me think you can't remember the broken cup you had used to slit my arteries so every time I realize that nothing ever stays the same it stays the same and it felt a lot like dying in a movie I had kept my heart from beating for a day when you went down to the lake to rinse your secrets off let it wash away when I woke up in late December the leaves were gone but I remembered how every single drink had made me look for someone else to blame what can I say? a busted lip can never fake a perfect smile imagination can entertain you for a while but every time I realize that nothing ever stays the same it stays the same
6.
FALLING APART we're one big family we're a drag but we got trendy beards we're just a walking cliché with all the hugging and crocodile tears and all this hippie shit won't ever phase me now come on and suck it up or keep falling down we do not whine or kick or scream all we complain about is the darkness in our dreams I hope we're falling apart you think you're different come and take a good look in the mirror you're just the same hypocrite you're only in it for yourself and the beer and all this hippie shit won't ever phase me now come on and suck it up or keep falling down I know this song is gonna change the world it's gonna save the planet end all wars and put a boy under every girl you don't know shit if you think you really know me go on and judge the cover there is no book I don't need a shortcut on a path that's so predictable I hope we're falling apart let's have a drink I'm not gonna miss the sunrise what's with the wet mouths I see no healthy hearts you got your bullshit that you wouldn't trade for anything I hope you're falling apart but who am I to talk? if you never even listen you cannot forget what you've learned you got it right I'm three sheets to the wind but I'm not falling apart
7.
I‘M NOT GONNA SLEEP TONIGHT my mind is numb my head is burning up I'm like a clumsy clown I've used up all my luck I'll just have to wait forever and a day I'm a hypochondriac so I‘ll just sit and start to write a crappy song about falling stars that stay up way too long I'll just have to wait forever and a day not knowing is the hardest part and I'm not gonna sleep tonight again my mind is numb my head is burning up and we all wait in line like floating rubber ducks I'll just have to wait forever and a day I won't burn out I'd rather fade away
8.
Waiting 00:59
WAITING you kept me waiting for an hour or two I kept on humming all my favorite songs the couple next to me fell for a stupid love song I watched them kissing and pissed the night away but when I saw you walking through the door these songs made perfect sense to me I swore I'd never let you go again
9.
Live Today 02:38
LIVE TODAY he never thinks about the past he can't predict the future except that of his drink and she doesn't mind the rain drops she gets herself some ice cream she's the rebel of the week so they do it twice because once is not enough before ordering ten pizzas to the neighbor's for a laugh they are never getting older they will die before their time got a sticker on their bikes "we're gonna live today" he always thinks about the past if he only was a has-been his future's in a box she complains about the weather and fears she can't remember the last time she had fun they do not make out won't risk a heart attack got a mortgage on the house to feed their three boneheaded kids and they sure are getting older they will work till eighty-two and there is nothing they can do if you believe in all that shit you're a teenage loser sucking mama's tit until a fortune cookie hits me like a cop car late at night I'm gonna live today
10.
THE ONE FOR ME you're like my favorite song I'm just a real life cookie monster you're stuck in my head I'm always there to make you smile it's been a long ride, baby! we haven't had a drink for hours still you got the looks, the smile you laugh at my stupid jokes you know I won't give up you know I won't surrender because I know you're the one for me all the rest can go to hell they're all so full of it too bad I won't even remember the things that they've said and done behind each others' backs sometimes you only need to shut your mouth and do nothing and let it all wash out through the steady hands of time that's why you know I won't give up I won't surrender because I know you're the one for me all the rest can go to hell
11.
I DON'T LIKE CATS you may be cute and furry two things that I am not you're never in a hurry you move like you're on pot so what, you got nine lives and lie around all day you can hate me but it‘s true I don't like cats and I'm not cool you really think your purring could ever fool me, no! I've always wanted jerry to kick your ass and so you put a spell on me you make me sneeze all night
12.
100 DIFFERENT PLACES everyone knows it's time for helping hands and do you really think we should watch another band? who's gonna spill it? maybe the sun will rise because that's the very best time and everybody talks like they're meaning it and maybe they all are but I'm not seeing it that sinking feeling deep in my guts from time to time we always believe our best stories but sometimes it feels like there's not a lot left to talk about one thing at a time now count me out this city's got a hundred different places I used to think there's hundreds more to see and even though I'd like to think that I belong here the truth is there is nothing new to me better pass this thing around we wear each other out in dim-lit backyards or in the streets it's great to hang from time to time but I just wanna go home most of the time that sinking feeling, tomorrow I'll be fine but no one believes our best stories and sometimes it feels like there's nothing left to talk about I've had my time now count me out this city's got a thousand different faces I always thought there's so much more to see a part of me will always belong here for now I think you're better off without me
13.
Birthdays 03:08
BIRTHDAYS we had the best of times we did not sleep all summer like curtains we were swaying in the breeze there were no second thoughts we drowned ourselves in liquor and ignored the vultures circling in the sky now all the memories of the times we spent together are washed out like the black from all my shirts I only took a nap for what felt like a minute fell asleep young, now I'm old forever do you ever feel the same? bottoms up it's someone's birthday once again another year has come and gone there was sunshine there was some rain with all the past left in the past this world's a better place at last we had the best of times we did not sleep all summer the curtains were all torn out by the wind we couldn't stop our thoughts we drowned ourselves in liquor and fell prey to all the vultures in the sky do you ever feel the same? happy birthday, raise your glasses once again don't you wait there for the sun when we can swim out in the rain with all the past left in the past this world's a better place at last the years have come and gone they're buried somewhere in this town we're all just memories in every breath in every sound happy birthday!
14.
Far Away 02:28
FAR AWAY I haven‘t seen you in a long time I haven‘t talked to you in over 7 months do you still sing and grind your teeth at night? I want to ask you but I won't pick up the phone you're far away I really have no explanation you know too well that it's way easier to run the party's over, words have lost their meaning and after all we had a good run you and I and it will never be the same again not seven years from now I really hope that you can understand your sympathy is pulling me down and it will never be the same again the ferry rides, the sleepy hours you know me well enough you'll understand that I'm a sucker for bad excuses
15.
Out Of Focus 03:51
OUT OF FOCUS you're out of focus you've lost control you won't pick up the phone you'll just stare at the crack in the wall and you'll be taping your broken bones there's no point in hiding when there's noone left at all and you say I'm an expert in what to do when all your friends have turned their backs on you I'm out of focus I've lost control I won't pick up the phone I'll just stare at the crack in the wall and I'll be taping my broken bones there's no point in hiding when there's noone left at all I found a photograph today of a time when we would say: "we can never grow apart!" it only took a broken wing on a sunny day in spring that no one will remember I'd always thought we were better than this we never fell asleep before the morning lights when I woke up in the afternoon you had walked away
16.
I Still Know 03:32
I STILL KNOW like passing out in a back room full of smoke has ever been that fun, I'm over it and I am way too old to miss another breakfast I'm more like: wake up late, make it on time I'll never sleep past nine again and if you want me to dance for that drink in your hand I got my backpack full of it because I sing for my friends not for a stupid trend and I'm waiting to be sedated and all I hear is "here's what you're missing" I'm hanging out in my bathroom, pissing the worst thing is that I don't even care the best thing is that I don't even care it used to be fun but now I don't even care like waking up on a couch that smells like cat piss has ever been that fun, sweet morning breath and I love cats on his face making his nose plug up but I'm a whiny little bitch when my feet are stuck between a trash can and a sweaty singer and if you think I'm a bore because I vacuum my floor more than every other week you should check out my clothes no more stains or holes and the colors they're never fading but I still know when to take my shoes off before I pass out on the floor because now I'm back with you we're rushing out noone can stop us now like fireflies we're used to light up the darkness until the sun breaks our routine right now I'm somewhere in between

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MONSTER ZERO (MZ41, LP/CD)
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DISCONNECT DISCONNECT RECORDS (DIS026, CD)
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Video for "Beggars and Kings":
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xu2Awm1yNw

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released November 1, 2014

Drums recorded at Alärm Studios, Lofer
All the rest recorded at Batflat Studios, Saalfelden
Mixed & Mastered by Marco Perdacher

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