Brand New The Archers’ Bows Have Broken

Who do you carry that torch for, my young man?

Do you believe in anything?

Do you carry it around just to burn things down?

Meet me tonight on the turnpike, my darling

Cause we believe in everything

If we sweat all these debts then we’re sure to drown

So let’s strap ourselves up to this engine now

With a god who we found lying under the backseat

What did you learn tonight?

You’re shouting so loud you barely joyous, broken thing

You’re a voice that never sings

Is what I say

You are freezing over hell

You are bringing on the end, you do so well

You can only blame yourself

It’s what I say

Order your daughters to ignore me, think that will sort me

And sweep me under the rug

While you’re beating with a book everyone

The book tells you to love

There is an ember in the heart of the kiln

And it’s burning hot with love

Burning out my sins until there’s nothing but dust

Rolling me with care into your cigarette

‘Cause the god I believe in never worked on a campaign trail

What did you learn tonight?

You’re shouting so loud you barely joyous, broken thing

You’re a voice that never sings

Is what I say

You are freezing over hell

You are bringing on the end, you do so well

You can only blame yourself

It’s what I say

Who do you carry that torch for, my young man?

Do you believe in anything?

Do you carry it around just to burn things to the ground?

What did you learn tonight?

You’re shouting so loud you barely joyous, broken thing

You’re a voice that never sings

Is what I say

You are freezing over hell

You are bringing on the end, you do so well

You can only blame yourself

It’s what I say

Feels like we could escape this

I might throw it away for fear of the silver sun

If you try running a maze of your lies

It’s too hard to save you’ve thrown out everyone

Brand New Sudden Death In Carolina

Last night I swallowed liquor and a lighter and this morning I threw up fire.

But it’s nothing new. I’ve been piecing it together and it’s got something to do

with every look thrown like a knife across a crowded room.

Every slow and quiet car ride I spent drinking in the backseat.

Every stupid melody to every stupid song.

And every stupid word that everybody’s hanging on.

What difference does this difference in age make?

I know how it ends… she’ll kill me quick.

So call 911.

I’m already dead but someone should be caught

and held responsible for this bloody mess.

Last night I fell asleep next to a liar and I woke up with a shiner.

And it’s all that I remember from a night spent lying on my back

with a view of a stone white ceiling and the back of your head.

This dark and quiet bed felt like the middle of nowhere.

We beat each other up just like we always do.

When I’m talking to myself I’d always rather be talking to you.

What difference does this difference in age make?

I know how it ends… she’ll kill me quick.

Call 911.

I’m already dead but someone should be caught

and held responsible for this bloody mess.

Call homicide. Take the case to court.

Her lips taste like a loaded gun

and I’m her number one chalk outline on the floor.

They hung her from the bridge on Monday.

The gathering turned into a mob out on the lawn.

They dropped her body in the river.

And school and work returned to normal before long…

Call 911.

I’m already dead but someone should be caught

and held responsible for this bloody mess.

Call homicide. Take the case to court.

Her lips taste like a loaded gun

and I’m her number one chalk outline on the floor.

Brand New Coca-Cola

There’s blood and feathers on my dumb paws.

You ain’t nothin’ but a dead duck,

I ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog.

You seep in the windows and the vents,

While I lay in the grass and I lose your scent.

Well, if god gave me grace then why aren’t I graceful?

My joints are frozen, cold, old, and idle.

If it’s by air I don’t wanna know.

If we all don’t take cover, we’re all gonna fall back in love, again.

You work late; fight off your boss.

Your patient dies; you take the night off.

They worked out all of the bugs

So, if you have enough money, you can buy love.

You work out your reception seating

While I sing, sing, sing these ten lords still leaping.

With the mark on your breast from your baby teething.

Give him my name if he is needing.

If it’s by sea I don’t wanna know.

If we all don’t take cover, we’re all gonna fall back in love, again.

“Bless your beautiful hide.”

And curse your god when your friends die.

If it’s by air then I don’t wanna know.

If we all don’t take cover, we’re all gonna fall back in love, again.

You work late; fight off your boss.

Your patient dies; you take the night off.

Brand New Out Of Mana

First write down all of your fears

Then sweep the feathers you’ve preened

Next you should dominate

All the quests everyone said were too hard

Unless you go back to sleep

Don’t run out of mana

Or we’ll back down

I want you to know

If you feel ready to go

I can read the rest to myself

Hell is digital

You’ve smashed to smithereens

We’ve filled out all of the forms

Translated all of our dreams

Free love and perfected every inch

Weeknights down at the gym

Took every thing that we pleased

Don’t crack up

Don’t lose touch

I want you to know

If you feel ready to go

I can read the rest to myself

Hell is digital

You’ll pray to pieces

I’ll break and create life

Oh praise player one

Infinite lives, the time will come up

Did we build Babel together

Jibber jabber, changing colors

Aliens talking to airplanes

Every time the place is the same

Hope we can do this forever

Don’t black out

Or we’ll back down

I want you to know

If you feel ready to go

I can read the rest to myself

Hell is digital

I’m burnt to little bits

I’m psycho

Can you know this?

I have to go

I want to say I’m in love with you

And I’m more than the skin of my teeth

I digress

I am a mess, I’m in love with you

I will go without water or sleep

I’m a ghost

I can’t say I know that I’m even here

Or is this some eternal test

Hold me close

I’ll never know if it’s more or less

No reset

Brand New Brothers

So the air’s getting colder

And the news keeps us scared

We still wrestle this summer

From the bones of our tired and blistered hands

‘Cause tonight we got drinks

And just a couple of friends

And the girl that my brother likes is finally talking to him

And his chest is all swelled like he’s proud and happy

Like he’s got a great idea

Like he’s making a memory

Wake up and come out to the car

There’s an east swell coming

And it’s howling off shore and we’ll be

Lying like lions out in the sands

But I’ll be dead before you put a gun in my brother’s hands

So we make jokes back at home

And we lighten the mood

But growing up my parents saw

What sending a kid to fight can really do

Now with the war I can tell they’re a little shook up

‘Cause just a few mother’s sons will never really be enough

Not ’til half of our names are etched out in a wall

And the other half ruined from the things we saw

Wake up and come out to the car

There’s an east swell coming

And it’s howling off shore and we’ll be

Lying like lions out in the sands

But I’ll be dead before you put a gun in my brother’s hands

Wake up and come out to the car

There’s an east swell coming

And it’s howling off shore and we’ll be

Lying like lions out in the sands

But I’ll be dead before you put a gun in my brother’s hands

Brand New Moshi Moshi

I think I’m crazy, baby, let you off the hook too easy

If you were a telephone, you’d still be off the hook

This is my last leg

Been awake for days

In a minute I’ll die of starvation

I’ll come back a ghost if I can haunt you

And float around your room

What do I do when you get close?

If I kissed your neck, would you slit my throat?

Are you thinking of me when you’re putting on your make-up, darling, and dying your hair like you do?

Well you’re wasting your time if you’re trying to impress me

I waste all my time just thinking of you

And I’m not imagining how you give me the shivers

Standing up to your waist in your river

You’re the sweetest boat-builder I think I’ve ever seen

Dream in Japanese

Dream in Japanese

Some language I don’t even know how to speak

You’re still pretty and I am still choked up

It’s probably just the same

The more I hang around you

The more hang-ups I get (more hang-ups I get)

Are you thinking of me when you’re putting on your makeup, darling, and dying your hair like you do?

And dying your hair like you do

Well you’re wasting your time if you’re trying to impress me

I waste all my time just thinking of you

I know that you’re an angel

Though you could never stay true

You could never stay true

Hey angel, I think your halo has a screw loose

‘Cause you dropped me like a brick off the rooftop of your high school

Could I watch the next time you’re applying your eyeliner?

I waste all my time just thinking of you

Brand New Untitled 6

Well I lost my taste for the company of airports and cars.

We flew through the year and avoided the dust and the rock.

We stood in the way of the tank till we bored and we stopped.

So never show doubt in your hand till you know what they got.

Touch me or don’t.

Just let me know,

Where you’ve been.

Well drop me a line with a hook and some raw bleeding bait.

(One, two, three, four.)

Well I am uncaught and still swimming alone in the lake.

(Five, six, seven, eight.)

Shimmering under the moon made of anger and hate.

I was the one who was always repeating it.

Shimmering like a penny out of reach in the subway grate.

(Shimmering like a coin kept safe away, you’ll never listen to anything.)

Touch me or don’t.

Just let me know,

Where you’ve been.

Leave it alone, I’m sure there’s someone who knows,

Where you’ve been.

Brand New Limousine

K, it’s your ride.

Get your petals out and lay them in the aisle

Pretend your garden grows and it’s your day to wed.

We found your man,

He’s drinking up, he’s all-American.

And he’ll drive.

He’s volunteered with grace to end your life,

We’ll tidy up,

It’s sad to hope, but leave your shell to us,

You explode,

You firefly, you tiny boat with oars,

Feather oars. The world tilts back and poison pours.

And so, you satellite.

You tidal wave, you big surprise.

And I one more night to be your mother.

This signal interrupts,

Baby’s frequency’s not strong enough.

Remade my hands and smile.

We will miss you but in time you’ll get set up,

We will write!

A beauty supreme, yeah you were right about me,

But can I get myself out from underneath this guilt that will crush me,

And in the choir I saw a sad messiah,

He was bored and tired of my laments,

Said, “I died for you one time but never again.”

Never again [repeat]

Well I love you so much, but do me a favor baby, don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Well I love you so much, but do me a favor baby, don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

One’ll love you so much, but do me a favor baby, don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Two’ll love you so much, but do me a favor baby, don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Three’ll love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Four’ll love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Five’ll will love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply,

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Six’ll love you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

Seven loves you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

I said loved you so much, but do me a favor, baby don’t reply.

Because I can dish it out, but I can’t take it.

[In background:]

We’ll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth

We’ll never have to rot together underneath dirt

I’ll never have to lose my baby in the crowd

I should be laughing right now

We’ll never have to buy adjacent plots of earth

We’ll never have to rot together underneath dirt

I’ll never have to lose my baby in the crowd

I should be laughing right now

Brand New Untitled 3

So the air’s getting colder, and the news keeps us scared.

I still wrestle this summer, from the bones of our tired, blistered hands.

Cause tonight we got drinks, just a couple of friends.

And the girl that my brother likes is finally talking to him,

And his chest is all swelled like he’s proud and happy.

He’s got a great idea, like he’s making a memory.

Wake up and come out to the car,

There’s an east swell comin and its howling off shore.

And we’ll be, lying like lions out in the sand,

But I’ll be dead before you put a gun in my brothers hand.

So we make jokes back home, and we lighten the mood.

But growin up my parents saw, what sending a kid to fight could really do.

Now with the war, I can tell they’re a little shook up.

Just a few mother’s sons, will never really be enough.

Not until half of our names are etched out in the wall,

And the other half ruined from the things we saw.

Wake up and come out to the car,

There’s an east swell comin and its howling off shore.

And we’ll be, lying like lions out in the sand,

But I’ll be dead before you put a gun in my brothers hand

Brand New Fork And Knife

We’ll take it easy, tigers in a cage

We’re pacing on our pads, and waiting

For the town to come in reverie

Our lazy bones ache for our dowry

You can’t hold on to the thrill

So I hope you find your will to follow through

What we invented, I am now ending

Hold on to who you love

We are dry and blown like dust since we were young

What we invented, I am now ending

The closest thing we had to royalty

A chance to break our parents’ pattern

We chose to keep our teenage tragedy

In lieu of their romantic palette

Play tender like a newborn baby would

Play tender ’til the night is over

I’m leaving you to nurture cherished wounds

And care for it just like your lover, yeah

You can’t hold on to the thrill

So I hope you find your will to follow through

What we invented, I am now ending

Hold on to who you love

We are dry and blown like dust since we were young

What we invented, I am now ending

You can’t hold on to the thrill

So I hope you find your will to follow through

What we invented, I am now ending

Hold on to who you love

We are dry and blown like dust since we were young

The morning’s over, the day is in full swing