Bastille bad_news

Bad news like a sucker punch, what do you say?

Air knocked out of my lungs, your cue to stay

When you hear something difficult don’t back away

Some people say nothing, good ones engage

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

Bad news like a sucker punch blew me away

People fill the streets like nothing has changed

Clock hands tick along, they don’t look the same

Planes fly overhead like any old day

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

Maybe I just want some words of distraction

I feel like I’m being consumed

Maybe I’m expecting the perfect reaction

To pull me back

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

Bastille Lethargy

Lethargy got a hold of me

And I don’t know how to shake it

Got these itchy feet for a change of scene

Do anything to escape it

Get up, get up, pressure, pressure

Run away as fast as you can go

Everyday our friends and lovers

Give the answers everybody knows

You told me not to be like anybody else

Headspin, happiness, death

Be like anybody else

Broke down, nothing else left

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

“C’mon, relax”

There’s an English man up in space these days

Floating in awe and wonder

As he broke away from the atmosphere

From all of us non believers

Get up, get up, pressure, pressure

Run away as fast as you can go

Everyday our friends and lovers

Give the answers everybody knows

You told me not to be like anybody else

Headspin, happiness, death

Be like anybody else

Broke down, nothing else left

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

Paint the scene for me

Paint it bright and paint it clear

I don’t want to use my imagination here

Don’t want to use my imagination here

Paint the scene for me

Paint it bright and paint it clear

I don’t want to use my imagination here

Don’t want to use my imagination here

You told me not to be like anybody else

Headspin, happiness, death

Be like anybody else

Broke down, nothing else left

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

Bastille Overjoyed

Oh I feel overjoyed

When you listen to my words

I see them sinking in

Oh I see them crawling underneath your skin

Words are all we have

We’ll be talking

We’ll be talking

These words are all we have

We’ll be talking

And I hear you calling in the dead of night

Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

You lean towards despair

Any given opportunity you’re there

But what is there to gain?

When you’re always falling off the fence that way

Words are all we have

We’ll be talking

We’ll be talking

These words are all we have

We’ll be talking

And I hear you calling in the dead of night

Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Oh I hear you calling in the the oh dead of night

Ooooooh

Ooooooh

Ooooooh

Ooooooh

And I hear you calling in the dead of night

Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Oh I hear you calling in the oh the dead of night

Ooooooh

Oh I feel overjoyed

When you listen to my words

Bastille Get Home

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

We are the last people standing

At the end of the night

We are the greatest pretenders

In the cold morning light

This is just another night

And we’ve had many of them

To the morning we’re cast out

But I know I’ll land here again

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

There’s a light in the bedroom

But it’s dark

Scattered around on the floor are

All my thoughts

This is just another night

And we’ve had many of them

To the morning we’re cast out

But I know I’ll land here again

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

The birds are mocking me

They call to be heard

The birds are mocking me

They curse my return

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

Oh, how am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I, I…

How am I gonna get myself back home?

I, I…

I’m lost

Bastille Hello

I’m the lesser of two evils

Oh am I, am I trickin’ myself nice?

If I’m a lesser of two evils

Who’s this man, who’s this act I hide behind?

There are two ways to skin tonight

Let’s see whose road gets there faster

This is a game, no wrongs, no right

Only a winner and a loser

You and I, oh you and I

We’re not that different, you and I

Oh you and I, you and I

We’re not that different, you and I

Bastille Icarus

Ooh

Look who’s digging their own grave

That is what they all say

You’ll drink yourself to death

Look who makes their own bed

Lies right down within it

And what will you have left?

Out on the front doorstep

Drinking from a paper cup

You won’t remember this

Living beyond your years

Acting out all their fears

You feel it in your chest

Your hands protect the flames

From the wild winds around you

Icarus is flying too close to the sun

And Icarus’s life, it has only just begun

It’s just begun

Ooh

Standing on the cliff face

Highest fall you’ll ever grace

It scares me half to death

Look out to the future

But it tells you nothing

So take another breath

Your hands protect the flames

From the wild winds around you

Icarus is flying too close to the sun

And Icarus’s life, it has only just begun

And this is how it feels to take a fall

Icarus is flying towards an early grave

You put up your defenses when you leave

You leave because you’re certain

Of who you want to be

You’re putting up your armor when you leave

And you leave because you’re certain

Of who you want to be, oh

Icarus is flying too close to the sun

And Icarus’s life, it has only just begun

This is how it feels to take a fall

Icarus is flying towards an early grave

Bastille Warmth

“When the event happens, there is little time to think of those things that people would like to have remain private”

“Getting caught up in the circus-like atmosphere, feeling less responsible to conventional ethical practices”

Never good, just the bad and the ugly

Laid in front of you

Nothing quite like seeing the world through the TV’s window

Feeling helpless I look for distraction

I go searching for you,

Wandering through our city to find some solace at your door

I can’t stop thinking about it

I can’t stop thinking about it

Tell me did you see the news tonight

Hold me in this wild, wild world

Cause in your warmth I forget how cold it can be

And in your heat I feel how cold it can get

Hold me in this wild, wild world

Cause in your warmth I forget how cold it can be

And in your heat I feel how cold it can get

Now draw me close

So come on let’s forget the emotion

Tie the blinkers on

Hold both hands right over my eyes

Deafen me with music

‘Till we’re lost in the heat of the moment

And I’m moving in you

Help me keep these hours alive

Help me chase those seconds

I just keep talking about it

But I’ll do nothing about it

Tell me did you see the news last night

Hold me in this wild, wild world

Cause in your warmth I forget how cold it can be

And in your heat I feel how cold you can get

Hold me in this wild, wild world

Cause in your warmth I forget how cold it can be

And in your heat I feel how cold it can get

Now draw me close

Hold me in this wild, wild world

Hold me in this wild, wild world

Cause in your warmth I forget how cold it can be

And in your heat I feel how cold it can get

Hold me in this wild, wild world

Cause in your warmth I forget how cold it can be

And in your heat I feel how cold it can get

So draw me close, draw me close

Bastille Winter Of Our Youth

“So the question is, why doesn’t he grow up

Why does he still behave as a child

How can we help him get rid of these

leftovers from childish behavior”

This is the winter of our youth

Oh but I’m not there yet

I’ve got nostalgia running through me

And I don’t like it

Oh my, my, my, my

Now I can almost taste it, taste it

But I just hope we didn’t waste it away

I know the winter’s getting colder

But why, just ’cause we’re a little older

Do I relive it, I relive it all?

Oh, I’m pedaling backwards

Even if I’m pedaling alone

Can’t help it

I relive it, I relive it all

It’s 4AM here comes the fear

I’m not prepared yet

And when we pick over the past we glorify it

Oh my, my, my, my

I hope I wasn’t wasted, wasted

I hope I didn’t drink it away

I know the winter’s getting colder

But why, just cause we’re a little older

Do I relive it, I relive it all?

Oh, I’m pedaling backwards

Even if I’m pedaling alone

Can’t help it

I relive it, I relive it all

I let myself bathe in the past for way, way, way too long

And now it seems that I’ve drunk too much to give you what you want

I know the winter’s getting colder

But why, just cause we’re a little older

Do I relive it, I relive it all?

Oh, I’m pedaling backwards

Even if I’m pedaling alone

Can’t help it

I relive it, I relive it all

Can’t help it

I relive it, I relive it all

Can’t help it

I relive it, I relive it all

Oh, I’m pedaling backwards

Even if I’m pedaling alone

Can’t help it

I relive it, I relive it all