Gentlemen Bastards

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1.
The Fall 03:13
At the end of a pointless day You're slowly crawling on your way back home The lights are wearing your eyes out You can't remember what this was all about Back at your place, it feels so cold You search for the remote control Familiar faces on the screen Raping your brain polluting your dreams Tell me how much more of this can you take Until you fall apart and break Acting like you are in control You looke inside, but you can't find your soul You gave up on breathing fresh air You got more debts than you can care to count Buying is like an old habit So used to this, you no longer feel the thrill of it Tell me how much more of this can you take Until you fall apart and break Acting like you are in control You looke inside, but you can't find your soul You can't see the silver lining You numb your mind with golden pills Life's like a game of domino You pushed the first piece a long, long time ago Speeding, you broke both your legs on the race Checking the wrinkles on your face Aching more and more as you grow old It's the impact that kills you not the fall.
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On the road at night In a couple hours I might Just know wich way I'm heading in Looking for the paradise I found a time behind her eyes But now I can't stare beyond her eyelids How far can I fall When I used to feel so tall And I woke to find my seconds passing by Like landing on a plane And it wasn't supposed to rain And you can no longer afford the right to fly Shining by the lake A diamond that nobody can take And the ones who know it all have their back against the wall Every jump is just a chance to fall Ringing lullaby Moaning like a crippled butterfly It's the same ground beneath your shoes Doesn't matter which road you choose At the end everyone's gonna lose Just a memory Of a child I used to be Did he figured things could turn so wrong ? I still got no way To escape and run away And finally change the ryhmes in that old song Anxiety creeps in Thoughts of the man I could have been But I have to keep my hands on the wheel My plans I always defer Waiting for times which don't occur Wishing that somehow time could stand still
3.
Stranded 03:12
Got a little carried away But it's not like it matters what everyone's got to say Cannot see what lies ahead At times like these, you almost wish you were dead Take a breath Let it out Try to dress All your doubts Face the music And start to dance Even if it Doesn't make sense Cold is the evening when no one's around Your fingers in your ears but you can't block the sound Dressed in your golf shoes to walk across the mud But the drug is no use in this big cruel world When you wish upon a star Makes no difference, you always crash in the same car Every decision you make Has no consequence, it's the same mess when you wake After the dreams After the lies Still Running A thousand miles Before the rain Before the cries While you're still sane Open your eyes
4.
In Them Eyes 04:29
I wanna get some sleep but the moon won't let me The curve of her lips slowly driving me crazy I feel all my seconds passing me by as she blinks As I get pulled under by creepers made of silk She lured me in a trap I don't want to escape from In my heart there's a gap whenever she's gone Memories of angels as I catch her sweet scent I Knew I was no devil now I know I am no saint There used to be a path I wanted to follow And nothin' ever last but I don't want to let go Light flickers on her skin as she stares into the blur Looking for something I wish I could give her Each of her harmless flaunts is like a knife cutting me Cause everything she wants is everything I can't be We can't make a pledge, so I just walk in her shadow On the tiny edge between a yes and a no You don't know right from wrong when you're between love and lust And I knew all along I'd finally betray her trust So I swallow my pride and I cough up my shame But half my words are lies and the others are in vain What does she want from me ? To cry the tears of remorse ? To tell her I'm sorry, that she's the star that leads north ? Is that the begining of the end or the end of the beginning ? Should I make amends I ain't even believin' ? In them eyes... I get crushed under the weight of my years In them eyes... Everything I believed in disappears In them eyes... The kind of fire you'd die to be near When the coldest of nights numbs everything but your fear In them eyes... I catch a glimpse of all that could have been In them eyes... I'm on my knees begging for just one more sin In them eyes... The kind of ocean you dream of drowning in When the sparks of desire are eating you from within
5.
Weepin' around Following the lights at the end of the week Like a rabid dog sniffing as you stroll down the streets Behind the flickering front, there might be some skin to snatch No rules to follow, there ain't no referee in this match So many things you want to ask But everyone's wearing a mask Hiding behind a golden grin At the edge of a question mark Suddenly, it gets so dark Your confidence is wearing really thin After a hundred shots of whisky and a frozen beer You still can't remember how the hell you got in here Drowning in your drink and staring into space Spending every second to try and keep a straight face You got stuck in the Friday game But all you got's the dead man's hand And you don't have any cards left up your sleeve You feel nervous, you crack a joke Oh, what you'd give for just one smoke You're just looking for an excuse to leave As the night of fading hopes finally comes up to an end You gotta be a thief or you walk home empty-handed The spoils of victory belong to the winner You just hope nobody will find you down the gutter Well, you reckon you lost your way Tomorrow feels like yesterday Every effort don't seem worth the try You're on the wrong side of the gun And you're feeling so goddamn dumb You just want to turn your head and cry You just want to turn your head and cry
6.
Dead End 02:36
Layin' on the sidewalk, awaken'd by your own voice You think about the past, when you still had a choice You try to reach a bottle, wrapped in yesterday's paper You stumble then you fall, and you're left to wonder How quick can things unravel How shifty is the ground How sad a joke can be When you're the one playing the clown How comfy is concrete When you don't even want to stand How fast you can get stuck in a dead end There used to be a time when you could walk on the wire When you could taste the sweetness, but now everything's gone sour Before life was about more than waiting for its demise Used to feel so strong but now you realize How easy it is to steal How hard it is to dance How stupid you can feel When you just wasted your last chance How lonely life can be When you can't count on a friend How fast you can get stuck in a dead end Better to reign in Hell than serve in Paradise Cause those who got their wings aren't keen on sharing the prize You wanted their kindness but all you get is their pity And as you take the last beating, you close your eyes and see How laughter can turn to cries How even gold can turn to rust How the phoenix will never rise Leaving only ashes and dust How cruel the world can seem Where you're left to die in the rain How fast you can get stuck in a dead end
7.
Horizons 03:15
Cold intentions Successful beyond all expectations Forgetting all of the past impressions Enthralled by the latest sensation On the run Punk sycophants Badly concealing their real intent Swarming loudly and waiting for their chance To join the garden party and to dance Through the fence Hey Today I am ready Just lay your hands on me We'll say farewell now to our home and our country We Will be scratched from history Why fight when you can flee ? Free from meaningless honour and pointless destiny Pull me over As I'm drowning into wasted water Hard to swim with my limbs getting colder And the clouds are shivering with fire And thunder No religion No god to believe in through the seasons Waiting for the train to leave the station On the way to an endless horizon Elation
8.
Run 03:06
Come, they come To rob you of your wealth, your home and Your freedom In the name of public health, it's just smoke And mirrors To divert your attention, to feed Your terror As they carry their operation Night and day They could seize anyone, nobody Has a say The screams don't make a sound, you're so far From the sun Already told you twice, baby, you should Have run You should Have run Hiding behind the curtains They took their time to suck the blood from your veins Waiting in line but Tomorrow will be the day They'll take everything you hold dear far away Far away Don't even stare at the light Just pack your stuff and go look for a way out Forget your dreams cause You may well be the next one You won't have time to fire a single round A single round Run away And don't ever go back because they're Here to stay Make sure they lose your track, it's a hunting season And a shallow excuse is a good enough reason To put you through the abuse A suit, a tie A golden grin professing A hundred thousands lies A life of King and Queen for the righteous ones On the trail of the unworthy They'll put the hounds They'll put The hounds
9.
I make a living selling futures to the bankers and the whores They come to my old trailer in the baddest part of town I'm the one they come to see because I tell a better lie, And I look you in the eye while I do. And they all want me to see The rosy things-to-be The bridesmaids and the dances and the everlasting glee. Well I may be a liar, But I ain't no fraud I peeked into your futures and they all look grim and cold. I spend my evenings walking down in the backstreets of the port I sell my youth to any beggar who has the coin for half an hour I like to hear the sailor's stories and the married men's tale of woe But I never see their eyes while I do. And they all want me to be The one they'll never see The matron or the slave-girl filled with joy and ectasy But while I may be a walker, Well I'm no fraud. I've heard all about your pasts, they make me feel empty and cold. My days are spent in silent prayer, and in the evening I do preach Tell my flock of all the riches they'll be treated with in death And then I watch them leave my temple, back to run the old rat-race And I can't bear their empty face when I do. And they all want me to sing Of the greatness death will bring The tin crown of salvation and the fiery angel-kings But while I may say my prayers Well I'm no fraud I know they'll all be screaming when the angels walk our roads.
10.
Oow-oow 03:33

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released October 29, 2012

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Gentlemen Bastards Bois Colombes, France

L'amitié et la fête auraient pu suffire. Mais un jour de printemps 2010, les futurs Gentlemen Bastards se disent que ce Jam est celui de trop. Ils feront des chansons, leurs chansons. Ils seront un groupe.
Nourris par la vie parisienne et leurs expériences d'élèves du supérieur, les GBs chantent une musique virile, sans détour, et pleine, ils l'espèrent, de surprises... en mode mineur.
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