Bridges (LP​/​CD 2014)

by 7 Years Bad Luck

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MONSTER ZERO (MZ41, LP/CD)
www.monsterzero.nl

DISCONNECT DISCONNECT RECORDS (DIS026, CD)
www.disconnectdisconnect.co.uk

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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Track Name: We're Not Getting Any
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
Track Name: All I Know
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
Track Name: Time Is A Thief
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"
Track Name: Beggars And Kings
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
Track Name: Bridges
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
Track Name: Falling Apart
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
Track Name: I'm Not Gonna Sleep Tonight
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
Track Name: Waiting
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
Track Name: Live Today
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
Track Name: The One For Me
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
Track Name: I Don't Like Cats
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
Track Name: 100 Different Places
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
Track Name: Birthdays
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!
Track Name: Far Away
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
Track Name: Out Of Focus
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
Track Name: I Still Know
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