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Bent on a Line or Half the World Away (Deluxe Edition)

by Brigands

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1.
well hello night it's not right the way you shut your mind then dangle all of this right in front of my type well hello night it's not right the way you waste my time if i'm to carry out this selfish wish tonight (prechorus) so stop now is anybody listening anybody willing to give me a reason why we never had a purpose never made it work but still we move along for one more shot to make it happen time that they won't listen thought to force an action i am watching every move she set the bar so (chorus) lead or silver yeah which way will you go i'm here for every selfish reason and it's starting to show go on and say what you will yeah i've heard it before there's nothing left in this world that i know i'll never know oh no no time for fun when you stare right into what you want am i meant to feel i've missed out on the whole world we call it fun falling in and out and far from love i could spend a whole life wanting what I won't want (prechorus) so stop now is anybody listening anybody willing to give me a reason why we never had a purpose never made it work but still we move along for one more shot to make it happen time that they won't listen thought to force an action i am watching every move it's who we are so (chorus) (solo) (chorus)
2.
come on love we got a role to play and if these days don't add to something great come on join me take a seat with me in front of things that could've been come on hear me some of us will break because we never get the chance to sing (prechorus) tell me you want me that i'll be the exception tell me this weekend we'll see friends along the coast (chorus) happiness will never find you not like i do we work for songs that pull drag the reigns to sea they convince us that it's not air we need come on steal me throw it all away if that is what it's going to take come on hear me some of us will break because we never see the same things fade (prechorus) (chorus) + so we lie yeah we lie yeah we lie it's all to get by all our life
3.
Sunshine 03:43
you wake up one day and you don't mean a thing carry on and then you live through that yeah something came up someone she'd rather see and the world is left to hear her sins (prechorus) alright oh yeah no i didn't need all that i heard about him heard your plans have been made but you still come around now and then our time is gone we salvaged skin in the remains so it's skin that holds me back again (prechorus) (chorus) sunshine i'm not living for you anymore sometimes we find our way to each other's door but when the lights go on just to see us run you oughta know that that was not the plan sunshine friends ask about me but no they're not with me see their lives see them settle again can't we be bigger than everybody's dream no we rust you run to be like them (prechorus) (chorus) (bridge) will you drive me crazy my little miss play me will you lead me on like we both know you can will you drive me crazy my one chance to save me i want to get by again (chorus) sunshine i'm not living for you anymore sometimes we find our way to each other's door but when the lights go on just to see us run i'll tell you now that that was not my plan sunshine
4.
Late Tonight 03:21
(chorus) stayed out late tonight cos there's no going back we've nothing left stayed out late tonight with hopes of stretching this to make it last she said the sun will take you far from me so let's not think about the morning woke up on the beach 10 hours after dawn when we met again it went like it should i laughed when she smiled she smiled when i stood i lit us a joint the crowds just looked on (and) we picked the first stars from the sea wondering who else could see them burning (chorus) picked up by the cops we fell through the cracks got back to the beach as the lights went dim got down on my knees and meant what i said you laughed as you picked me up by the hand then we swam out far beyond the breaks knowing an ocean's coming our way the surf sent us back to the beach content now just using our bodies (chorus) (post script) woke up with the sun as the stars escaped used the light to burn your face into me and i held you close as my flight's looming but i loved the way you said til we meet again
5.
please don't pretend that we're gonna get to live forever the end has already crept above the skyline but while we're alive we can make tonight our best dream whatever we know is whatever they'll hope to be (prechorus) tell your ride we've got a late night we got all the life you'll ever need from us tell your ride it's a a late night there's no time to rust leave them behind (chorus) all the lights are ours tonight all the life is mine (post chorus) well this is my disaster this is my disaster yeah welcome my disaster this is my disaster please don't pretend that the pieces fall and fit together my friend this all falls to you your end is out there but while we're alive we've got time to build our popscene wherever we go is whatever they'll hope to see (prechorus) well this is my disaster this is my disaster we'll live on my disaster yeah welcome my disaster this is my disaster this is my disaster we'll live on my disaster this is my life (chorus) + this is my time (with last chorus) we're going faster we're going faster til it's right we're going faster we're going faster til we die
6.
there's no time to write the love songs that pull me more than you to me and since this town went underground there's no more room for you and me so just sit by for tragedy (prechorus) but the weather is warming the spirit guide's calling i can't hide away how i'm feeling today but she said don't get messed up it's just an expression don't let it take you and carry you (chorus) but i was thinking tonight that maybe we'd try harder i was thinking tonight that you maybe you could care and no i know it's not right all the things i admit i hope for but i was thinking tonight that maybe once you could care there's no point in giving reasons cos what i've made you give away the grass is green and blinding me you're starved for better things to see and can't live on dependency but the weather is warming and destiny's calling i won't hide away how i'm feeling today but she said don't get messed up it's just an expression don't let it take you and carry you away (chorus) (coda) and i know i know you've had enough and i know i know the timing's wrong and i know we said it from the start and i know we're not long for this world
7.
let's go and wish for something better or what's the point of being here and the last thing that you know is what i never meant to show but hey it's out now, oh well (prechorus) how can i get to you cos summer's coming soon there's nothing i can do i'm falling hard for you but don't worry cos (chorus) it won't seem like i care i'm sorry i'm so unprepared i'll keep this up i swear rest assured this will go nowhere you seem to hate where you are going yeah we all love where we have been and we touch up every frame we play them over and again until it's perfect (prechorus) how can i get to you cos summer's ending soon there's nothing i can do i've fallen hard for you but don't worry cos (chorus) (bridge) how can i get to you well it's never getting warmer and it's all because of you and there's nothing i can do we're going to live like this forever and i'll be falling over you (chorus)
8.
I can't remember reasons We let us go If the third time is the charm We'll never know What i remember Are the friends who never show You're a bridge to everything I want to hold Driving home this evening With too much time for thinking Maybe the sites are working But something somewhere's got me singing We were good together Yeah we'll dance the night away We were good together It doesn't matter what they'll say We were good together We'll find a way We'll find a way To save Us I can't remember The times i'd sleep on your floor I'd take it too far We'd end the night alone What i remember Are those trips out to the shore Getting lost Though we'd been there 10 times before Going nowhere slowly As if it's such a bad thing I never talk about me I'm working on it don't you hear me We were good together Yeah we'll dance the night away We were good together It doesn't matter what they'll say We were good together We'll find a way We'll find a way To save Us So if you have the time Come here i wrote some rhymes Was sure it'd bring us all back If i got the intonation right But no one has the time They got new bros and wives What's say we burn the lining I can't find my piece of mind round here And nothing ever seemed so clear We were good together Yeah we'll dance the night away We were good together It doesn't matter what they'll say We were good together We'll find a way We'll find a way To save Us So if you see her Ask her who she's calling home
9.
and there's a room i used to know lost it's meaning as time went on i started to complain but i stopped short as i looked around and nothing's wrong there's a girl sebby wants to know we need more money for our souls i took what i had and i bought your self control but it went down like a sugar pill we're sorry bout your birthday we didn't mean to miss it to carry on like this we'll try to make it next year we'll make it up so we gathered up all our friends toasted in some effervescence june came by to try and drown us in the past but nobody's gonna bring us down you've no motivation if, not the sun, ben's got moving pictures that pay our fun we've got nothing on them but we're still smiling away we're sorry bout your birthday we didn't mean to miss it to carry on like this we'll try to make it next year we'll make it up yeah there's the room you lost your soul dig it out beg them for some more don't you see it now you've got them on the ropes now let's put it away we're sorry bout your birthday we didn't mean to miss it to carry on like this we'll try to make it next year we'll make it up
10.
i knew a boy who was blank and happy he'd sit on his own with plans and poetry and i watched him burn burn burn burn two weeks it all fit in a february the scene and a girl with words still coming what if we never learn learn learned and (prechorus) i know what you said i heard what you said yeah i know what you said but see she's the only one with some words that could change things still (chorus) the door's closed now would you get out of my head i knew a girl who could make you lonely she'd sit on my mind with weight to hold me and she had the nerve nerve nerve nerve to breathe out the words as if she's sleeping you'd laugh at our lives, the distance between how i left to fix my version (prechorus) and i know what you'll say i know what you'll say yeah i know what you'll say but now after all of this it's just a name that'll change things so (chorus)
11.
Lie Upon Lie 03:22
We've been holding on through the night And stacking on each lie upon lie I'm asking please just once do it right You owe that owe that I can never see through your lies I'm asking please just drop your disguise I'm bending over backwards inside I know it's over I don't want to sleep again tonight Well i'm sure you learned your lines And i'm sorry yeah i'm sorry Didn't ever mean to waste your time We've been holding on late tonight And stacking on each lie upon lie I'm asking please just once do it right You owe that owe that I can never see through your lies We work so hard ignoring the signs When i'm alone and changing my mind It's unattractive I don't want to sleep again tonight Well i'm sure you learned your lines And i'm sorry yeah i'm sorry Didn't ever mean to waste your time I don't want to sleep again tonight Well i know that you're my life But i said it there i said it Whatever happens next, we end tonight I'm growing up I'm growing up Though you might not notice yet I'm growing up I'm growing up Could you tell me where to go I don't want to sleep again tonight Well i'm sure you've learned your lines And i'm sorry yeah i'm sorry Didn't ever mean to waste your time I don't want to sleep again tonight Well i know that you're my life But i said it there i said it Whatever happens next, we end tonight No it's never gonna be like that Don't you know that it won't be like that
12.
Sweet sleep lines reality What say we cut through daily motions And just live in the dream But if you're gonna come down well Then i want to be grounded All these single girls don't do A thing for me 2 days ago You were perfect for me When i woke up You know i had all the answers One second ago I was so much younger I was so much better But oh no you'll never know These poor seeds don't even know what they need Just think of those who came before And all the time we don't see So if you're going to die Well would you just do it right Knowing the love we make just ends in tragedy 2 days ago You were perfect for me When i woke up You know i had all the answers One second ago I was so much younger I was so much better But oh no you'll never know Wake up You stupid kids Would curse your best friends And hide behind your work days Drugs and wives You stupid kids Curse me your best friend But i will still protect you from this life Yes i will still protect you from your life I'm going to kill your world I'm going to kill your world I'm going to kill your world And bring this home So here's hoping this makes instant classic Controls the airwaves gets you thinking Cos i can't do it on my own
13.
Troops 02:49
saw you at 7 missed my intentions i only waste her time for shots at your attention saw you at 7 missed my intentions i only waste her time for shots at your affection (chorus) i was in the pot but only for the night you'll never get it right you'll never get it right happens i'm not sure why this happens i'm not sure you're still out there i'm not sure that you're listening i'm not sure that you're fading away that's despite what i say no the ending got ruined along with your name you're making mistakes it's not my place to say you're just fooling yourself tomorrow with a smile today (chorus) (coda) forget this how am i gonna forget this
14.
Roll It Out 03:15
quiet just listen to the band they have it worse than you will ever know i'm writing but think of all the time we'd save if only we had checked the wall (chorus) rolling or roll it out i got to thinking bout the days i had planned you know that they don't matter anymore it's worthless show there's always people but no no they don't have any idea what we're saying up here someday you'll wish for what you had and laugh at how you just want it to work and i'll be still standing on a fence, won't bend a cynic who can't see the end (chorus) rolling or roll it out i got to thinking bout the days i had planned you know that they don't matter anymore it's worthless show there's always people but no no they don't have any idea what we're saying up here (bridge) this ain't the time to say goodbye this is the time to perfect what we never had to be selfish as we can to pick up the phone before too much time has passed (chorus) rolling or roll it out i got to thinking bout the days i had planned rolling or roll it out i got to thinking bout the days i had planned you know that they don't matter any more what a worthless show there's always people but no no they don't have any idea what we're doing up here
15.
Falling Down 03:57
so sick and tired of my trying to fit in so hard what's say we stop the lying this alcohol it doesn't change a thing you only want my money that's fine if i get something it's not your fault no it's just that bad things too can blossom from the rain in this new tragedy that keeps on keeps me waiting i know they're down but all that i can see is how this gets to me but let's not lose the meaning the things that kept you breathing are all but gone for now it's up to you, decide how this will end (chorus) try something throw out all tendencies then answer me to say was it love or was it just easy we'll burn but breathe it seems we'd give a whole life to stay in a moment we'd made up our minds now i don't know so try something throw out all tendencies they're all but lost on me so sick and tired of your your in the moment style each of your friends are friends cos no one else would ever talk to them it's night time in your city you wouldn't know from looking i always thought it's funny just how sure you were that it's what you needed but let's not waste this evening there's time to stop the bleeding i'm on my knees but all that you will see's how i kept you waiting late and hard of sleeping in a room meant for greeting strong armed into your dream without you here but oh the irony (chorus)
16.
i've got a sneaking suspicion that you're wasting your time wasting your time on nice boys who will never remember what you're wishing for inside but know (prechorus) i'm not so blind that i still cannot see that you are always wrong for me just cos i'm not blind oh why does it still seem i'm punished for still caring enough but (chorus) maybe i'm the problem that you're keeping locked inside and never wanted to acknowledge that you're wasting all your time i'll do it better for you looks better in the morning but then that's just a lie to set it right too right what's easier to swallow that it's your choice or it's mine well (prechorus) (chorus) +i'll do it better for you i'll do it better for you (instrumental) (chorus) + i'll do it better for you i'm not so blind
17.
maybe it's a south paw that's still in love with her or maybe it's the dancer that she can't help but cling to maybe got a blackmail they got the secrets on her looking for a ransom to keep the guessing going <things won't be the same> maybe on the ride home they put some ideas out there all too deep to notice but there's the message that'll surface in the morning in time to build the end the sky is falling down now but i don't know it yet (prechorus) grab your shoes by the bed fix your face again wash yourself best you can don't leave trace of him catch your ride into town where you'll meet your friends make your plans when you leave to see him again (chorus) things won't be the same maybe you're a south paw that's still in love with her or maybe you're the dancer that she can't help but cling to or maybe it's a blackmail that knows her secrets somehow looking for a ransom to keep the guessing going maybe on the ride home you put some ideas out there all too deep to notice but there's the message and it's right there in the morning in time to build the end the sky is falling down now but i don't know it yet (prechorus) (chorus) (instrumental bridge) (prechorus) (chorus)
18.
(intro) catch you out on my west coast weekend i'd be lying if I said you need it first in love the first ones to deny it cos what's the point if it never goes our way (verse) so come on baby you've got my sight now make the most and use your time the bitter days are adding up don't make me face the weekend rush so much so i say let me down (chorus) cos summer's back and we've been waiting for one last chance to show we're game and the weekend wars have left us drained but we're waking up to fight our demons all in vain so come on baby ease my mind steal my wrongs and make my rhymes so good with words but not a thought we got our plans but all for what? still you say please don't let me down (chorus) (instrumental) (chorus) + no we won't make it one more day
19.
Penultimate 03:21
hey youth don't go and fade like this so soon and without resistance (prechorus) is there something to be said for we how come back <haven't you heard about me i was meant to be somebody> and now nobody's watching for what i'll do next <with no help from anybody i was meant to be> (chorus) everybody wants to live like this can't you see we're on the ledge again everybody wants to live like this stop and start and let me go again hey fools don't start to settle in so soon without their attention (prechorus) and while your same complacence has me digging on <haven't you heard about me i was meant to be somebody> i'm afraid to admit i can't do it alone <with no help from anybody i was meant to be> (chorus) (bridge) on your way out they'll be waiting i'll get used to you used like this and damn history for repeating i will learn how to lie (chorus)
20.
well the world is ending in a rented room soon i'll never have another thing to prove to you and they'll work it out cut the world in two with a winner and the other they'll decide it soon and they'll write it off change it all for you have you wondering was there something you're supposed to do but you'll pick it up when you hear a tune and you'll keep it to yourself cos you can't find the use (chorus) and my sorry's not ready i'm stuck at beginnings i'm sorry you got me and that's all well the world is ending and the world is you as the plans will all reset inside two rented rooms and we'll work it out do the best we do hope the weight with someone else won't be as much to move and they'll write it off change their world for you have you convinced for a second it was never you but you'll work it out soon it's nothing new weighing time against how much all you're willing to lose (chorus)

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This is the Deluxe Edition of our debut record "Bent on a Line or Half the World Away. It features re-recordings (in some cases) as well as new mixes and masters of the original 13 songs, plus an additional 7 b-sides which didn't make the record the first time around.

All songs written and recorded by Paul Ventura.

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released July 1, 2022

Additional vocals on tracks 1, 3, and 4 provided by Danny Finerman.

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