Broken

Broken

Recorded 2016

PERSONNEL

  • Gary Frank: Bass on Run, Follow the Light, Another Day, and Day to Day
  • Dave Maikowski: Talkbox on Buried Alive
  • Nathan Dempster: Vocals on Follow the Light
  • Andy Dempster: All other instruments and vocals

Mastered by Steve Grimes

All words and music Copyright 2016 Andy Dempster

lyrics

buried Alive
Let me out
Let me be
I've been trapped inside so long I can barely breathe

My screams go mute
My knuckles bleed
I've kicked and scratched my way to disbelief

Alive
Buried alive
But I'll survive
And come on back for you

Alive
Buried alive
But I'll survive
And come on back for you
Alright


One final blow
One arm breaks through
I've got six feet more to go will I come unglued?

Now did I need you?
Or did you need me?
We gotta clear away this mud so I can see

Alive
Buried alive
But I'll survive
And come on back for you

Alive
Buried alive
But I'll survive
And come on back for you
Alright


Stop wasting time
And make up your mind
'Cause you can't be his and still be mine
run
Can you read my mind?
It's as silent as the sun sneaking intothe morning
Can you see my mind?
It's as violent as a gun going off without warning

And I regret going off without warning
So I regret getting up in the morning

I run to you
I’ll run from you
And then we talk
And then we walk
But then I’ll run from you


Can you read my mind?
It's as frightened as a boy hidden after a scorning
Broken
I met a pilot who’d ben shot down in the war
He told me things I’d never seen or heard before
You’d never know disaster had knocked upon his door
But once he’d let me in I saw another man
Memories rushing back will overwhelm him when they can
But these feelings often go unspoken
He will not be broken. Broken.

Read about a sailor who had sailed the seven seas
Maritime disasters
Outlived scurvy and disease
Never brought him down life never offers guarantees
He would not be broken. Broken.

There’s a man inside saying keep hope alive
He would not be broken


i see myself a simple man I live from day to day
You’ll never know the trials I’ve faced or passed along the way
And when you never ask me, I’m never gonna say
But I will not be broken. Broken.

There’s a man inside saying keep hope alive
He would not be broken
Waiting for Ben
Instrumental
STep 10
I know your gown is gonna sparkle
Just like your eyes do in the morning light
Although you look so matriarchal
It doesn’t it mean you won’t be wearing white

But nobody’s waiting for you
You’ll find there’s nobody waiting for you

Nine times I crossed the line
But I’m never gonna make it to the church on time
Its a hard day and harder nights for you
(stuck on) Step 10 and I’m wrong again
Never shoulda stopped when I made amends
Lost times and lost minds. Adieu


You won’t forgive my circumvention
Or your father’s “I told you so"
Though it was never my intention
I was bound to steal your heart then go

So now there's nobody’s waiting for you
They all see there’s nobody waiting for you

Nine times I crossed the line
But I’m never gonna make it to the church on time
Its a hard day and harder nights for you
(stuck on) Step 10 and I’m wrong again
Never shoulda stopped when I made amends
Lost times and lost minds. Adieu

Follow the Light
If I could live tonight
How would I live tonight?
Could I set the world alight?
Shine the ultra violet light?
If I could live tonight

You don’t ever wanna see me again
You said you never wanna see me again
It’s hard for me to know your comfort will come
When you don’t see me again

If I could change it all
How would I change at all?
I had a face like a diamond
and you’d always see it shinin'
'til I hit the wall
Now I’d rather be alone
My heart turned to stone
Perserved in alcohol
Cause I can't change it all
Or I won’t change at all

You don’t ever wanna see me again
So I don’t ever wanna see you again
It’s hard for me to know my comfort will come
When you don’t see me again

Follow the Light.

If I could live tonight
How would I live tonight
Could i set the world alight?
Shine the ultra violet light?
Would I finally make things right?
Be the ultra violet light?
Oh if i could live tonight
Another Day
I finally laid down
All hope was lost
Nothing left but the morning

We'd finally spoken
But at what cost?
I had ignored every warning

I can't take the silence of the cold deep water
I can't take the pounding from the hard rolling sea

I’d rather wish it all away
Can our love live another day?


And when I woke up
At least there was light
And she still laid beside me

I smelled the napalm
I felt the smite
But nothing else from inside me

I won't break the silence of the cool, cool morning
I can't change the broken from the heat of the night

I’d rather wish it all away
Can our love live another day?


I’m hanging on to you
I’m hanging on
So far away
Never met a girl who was quite like you
All the buttoned down things that you used to do
Said ya’d met a lotta boys who were just like me
I’d been runnin drunk and crazy since seventeen

Honey how’d we get this far?
Baby how’d we get so far away?


Baby when we met you were heading to Chicago
But then life pulled you another way
Now every day comes we’re just waiting for tomorrow
Can't stop livin' in the day to day

Honey how’d we get this far?
Baby how’d we get so far away?


All the good times
All the bad times
So many in betweens
We take our best shot though we never really know
What that means

All the good times
All the bad times
Too many in betweens
We’re all that we’ve got never really know what life brings

Better plan ahead cause there’s rain again tomorrow
Tell her I’m gambler and I wear it well
How you dealing with the pain as we’re living through the sorrow?
She says we better get to heaven cause we’ve been through hell

Honey how’d we get this far?
Baby how’d we get so far away?
Day to Day
I'm not sure how I got here
Still I know why I came
I'm hoping I'm not staying long
Or I will go insane
vI'm just a ramshackle version of my former self
My thoughts all racing away vThe focus of my focus is gone somehow
And for now that's all I can say
So please just walk away

’Cause I'm living day to day
Thoughts haunt me
Fears taunt me
They want me


I lay here asking questions
But answers never come
Transcending air and space and time
My whole is not my sum

I'm just a ramshackle version of my former self
My thoughts all racing away
The focus of my focus is gone somehow
And I fear I’ve got hell to pay
So please don't walk away

’Cause I'm living day to day
Thoughts haunt me
Fears taunt me
They want me


I'm just a ramshackle version of my former self
I’m much too high and I’m slipping away
The focus of my focus is gone somehow
I’ll be leaving by the end of the day
Leaving at the end of the day

’Cause I'm living day to day
Thoughts haunt me
Fears taunt me
They want me

Into the Wind (Euroclydon)
Waves will crash
Hearts will thrash
Will this ship last
And get us all to Rome?

Because we're up
Then back down
Tossed around
We’ll never make it home

Not any closer to the shore
Not any safer than before
Storm rages on
All hope is gone

We are sailing
We keep sailing into the wind

The violent waves
Dig our graves
Neither sun nor stars now
For many days

We’re off course
From the force
Of the wind
And our own maiaise

We toss our futures overboard
Can this disorder to be restored?
Much time is lost
How great the cost?

We are sailing
We keep sailing into the wind

Bruised and battered
The sails are tattered
All our lives are shattered
All our lives are shattered

The fourteenth night our struggles end
We’re filled with faith our lives amend

The tempest roars
But we reach the shores
No more sailing
No more sailing into the wind

All reach the ground
Our hearts resound
No more sailing
No more sailing into the wind