Broken Hymns For Beating Hearts

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released November 23, 2011

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The Decline ! Rennes, France

The Decline ! was born in 2009 in Rennes (Britanny, France), Their first EP, « An old indian cemetery », released in the middle of 2010, shows what it is all about : genuine punk-rock music with a folk and country flavour. Their first full length "Broken hymns for beating hearts" is a mix between punk rock and acoustic folk tunes. ... more

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Track Name: A Punch in My Head
A punch in my head

I want it right, I've got it left
I want it quiet and there's a war in my head
Through my windows shadows are moving
Going to places that don't even exist

Question marks are dancing in my head
I try to close my eyes but it's always in vain

Everybody goes to sleep I'm still awake
I wont calm down
I can't stand the sound of that clock antmore
Every second's like a punch in my head

The city's still, but I still move
The streets are dark in the heat the moon shines bright
Get busy or get mad
Well I'll never win that never ending fight

Question marks are dancing in my head
I try to close my eyes but it's always in vain

Everybody goes to sleep I'm still awake
I wont calm down
I can't stand the sound of that clock antmore
Every second's like a punch in my head

Night ! I'm juging myself
Night ! I'm facing myself
Another insomnia

Question marks are dancing in my head
I try to close my eyes but it's always in vain

Everybody goes to sleep I'm still awake
I wont calm down
I can't stand the sound of that clock antmore
Every second's like a punch in my head
Track Name: Always Run
Always Run

I've got mud on my face and a 2 on my back
Sweat running down and my shirt is black
Some run for fame
Some run for money
I run for nothing I just run for me

I'll never walk
Caus' my legs can't stand still and stuck in the ground
I'll never walk, never walk at all

I always run
Caus' my legs are made out off the hopes I own
I always run, and I always will

My brain's still at the pub
I regret all my beers
My legs in the mud I taste my salted tears
Some run for health
Some run for victory
I run for nothing I just run for me

I'll never walk
Caus' my legs can't stand still and stuck in the ground
I'll never walk, never walk at all

I always run
Caus' my legs are made out off the hopes I own
I always run, and I always will
Track Name: No Price
No Price

They try to make a robot out of me
But I wont let them change my blood and flesh into iron
And my brain into a circuit
They want to try numbers out of my name
But I wont let them change what I am into what I buy
Or incomes I can represent

My sweat my blood will never be so cold
Caus' things I do are not to be sold
There is no price written on my fucking face
No I'll never be sold

My heart beats beats beats beats for things that gonna kill me somehow
But if I fall for passion and love someday that's beacause
I'm not dead, I'm alive
They wont put a price on anything that comes from me
My joys my pain my angst my hopes
My life is all mine

My sweat my blood will never be so cold
Caus' things I do are not to be sold
There is no price written on my fucking face
No I'll never be sold
Track Name: Concrete
Concrete

Four burning wheels are leading us to four walls
White lines are leading us to dark and smokey rooms
Yesterday's sounds are still polluting our brains
The motor sounds like a slaughter to our ears

Radio plays a never ending song and we move on
Driving on a never ending road, concrete is our home
We move on, it's our home
Driving on a never ending road, concrete is our home

We feel like we'll never see home again
Home is where we waste our nights and our days
The highway's straight our lives are winding
The motor sounds like freedom to our ears

Radio plays a never ending song and we move on
Driving on a never ending road, concrete is our home
We move on, it's our home
Driving on a never ending road, concrete is our home

This road leads us to nowhere
Concrete is our home

Radio plays a never ending song and we move on
Driving on a never ending road, concrete is our home
We move on, it's our home
Driving on a never ending road, concrete is our home
Track Name: Let's Get Drunk
Let's get drunk

Let's get drunk caus' I'm gonna leave you
Raise your glass to our love that is gone
In this pub on teenage square
Where we used to write our future with drunken words
And tomorrow morning
I will wake up
Seeing double but there'll be no more two of us

We were born to run
And we ran through those rainy city nights
But we ran in circle, go on your own to some better place
We were born to run
But my legs can't carry me no more

Let's get drunk
Caus' it is our last night
Our last dreams and words
Our last fight, so long babe
And tomorrow morning
I will wake up
Seeing double but there'll be no more two of us

We were born to run
And we ran through those rainy city nights
But we ran in circle, go on your own to some better place
We were born to run
But my legs can't carry me no more
Track Name: Alone In My Grave
Alone in my grave

One fine day, dead and gone
I'll leave this world behind
No more family, no more friends
Nothing left but my mind

I'll be alone in my grave
But untill then we'll be two
I'll be alone in my grave
And there I'll dream of you

Nothing lasts forever babe
Everything dies it's a fact
All I've built through my life
Will be useless and so am I

I'll be alone in my grave
But untill then we'll be two
I'll be alone in my grave
And there I'll dream of you
Track Name: I'm Not Like You
I'm not like you

Friday night, it is raining and I find you here
Our local pub hasn't change through all these years
Around you I everything remains the samed
But through the smoke I can see your eyes are now grey

I'm not like you
I still have these dreams
Every fucking pint has a joyful taste

Can you tell me
How your hours have turn to days
How things you loved are dead and you've gone astray
Around you you everything remains the same
But inside you our youth, our hopeful youth's dead

I'm not like you
I still have these dreams
Every fucking pint has a joyful taste
Track Name: Anchored Boat
Anchored boat

Many years with tied fists, darkness all around
Prisoner of an anchored boat
To eachother we're bound

But now I know
I can tell
A change is gonna come some day

Shipping in a deep mist
We've never seen the light
Our eyes can't see but our eyes ain't blind
We know what's wrong or right

But now I know
I can tell
A change is gonna come some day
Track Name: If You Ever
If you ever

I gave you all my heart
All my days all my nights
I thought that you were mine
Stupid love at first sight

But now you're gone I can open my eyes
And realise that you were a waste of time

If you ever turn back
If you ever come home
You'll find the door closed and the front light off

The house is so empty
But my future's now full
Of things I haven't done
With you I was a fool

But now you're gone I can open my eyes
And realise that you were a waste of time

If you ever turn back
If you ever come home
You'll find the door closed and the front light off
Track Name: Our Dark Old Days
Our dark old days

Memories from your past
Are pulling you back
To times when scars were open
And blood was running down

And now you're sitting here
In that slow daily city bus
Wondering how to stop the thoughts
That make your life a waste

« Why has she done that? »
Stop asking now and try to give a chance to you
And to your future girl

I remember how tough was life
Jennifer stop crying
Keep your head high
Make your tears stop falling
Our dark old days
Make me think to myself
Life deserves to be lived
Stand up for your kids

It's a fight you'll never win
It's a war that will never end
Stop throwing your fists in the air
You are the only one they hit

And now you're sitting here
In front of me in that bus
I try to speak to you
But words don't even come

I remember how tough was life
Jennifer stop crying
Keep your head high
Make your tears stop falling
Our dark old days
Make me think to myself
Life deserves to be lived
Stand up for your kids
Track Name: This City's Mine
The city's mine

The city's mine
Her streets were my playground
When I was a kid
Kicking cans all around

People here know my name
And know my face
But do they know what has died in me

The city's mine
Here nights are my home now
Her dust my drugs
And I still kick cans

I'm gonna leave her now
She won't be my grave
I'm gonna leave here now
So put me on a train and buy me
A one way ticket caus'

I wont come back
I wont come back to town no more

The city's mine
I leave where her heart beats
But I feel its pulse less and less every day
People here know my name
And know my face
But do they know what has died in me

I'm gonna leave her now
She won't be my grave
I'm gonna leave here now
So put me on a train and buy me
A one way ticket caus'

I wont come back
I wont come back to town no more
Track Name: One Of Them
One of them ?

How many tears must be shed around them
Before they start to smile ?
How many bodies most float over them
Before they feel alive ?
How many blue songs must come to their ears
Before they start to cry ?
How many screams must be thrown in the air
Before they start to ear ?

While suffering and pain are increasing
There are kids in shooping malls
Overconsuming and complaing
I am one of them

How many prisons must be built around them
Before they feel free ?
How many tears must be shed around them
Before the start to smile ?

While suffering and pain are increasing
There are kids in shooping malls
Overconsuming and complaing
I am one of them

We're over consuming
Always complaining
Am I one of them ?
We're always complaining
We're all gonna be dying
Am I one of them ?