Minneapolis

by The Broken Bicycles

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released May 25, 2012

Turkeyes Laffity – Vocals, Accordion
Thomas Maddux – Ukelele, Vocals, Banjo
Kelsey Wefald – Bass, Percussion, Vocals

Produced by The Broken Bicycles
Recorded by Thomas Maddux
Mixed by Cody D Fitzpatrick
Mastered by Jim May

Cover Art by whittneyastreeter.com

© Old Fashioned Records 2012

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The Broken Bicycles are currently an indie rock / new wave band from Minneapolis, MN.

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Track Name: Love Song
I tried to write you a love song
But I gave up
Cause all the words come out wrong
That i made up

I could put you in a glass box
I could stare at you all day
I could get down on a knee
And I could try to pray

But this is not a love song
For you i cannot write
It wouldn’t do you justice
Cause no words would be right

And if you would ever leave
And i should have to grieve
You would be so naive
To not believe
That the words I would write
Now by candle light
Would be just right
To make you mine tonight
Track Name: Winter is a Hungry Giant
We have been idling
In the jaws of a hungry giant
We have been siding
with the dark we became reliant

We noticed our worlds moving away
The “what ifs” were keeping us at bay
But we didn't fall into that gray
We pushed on to where we are today

Our eyes adapted
To the silent blackness in it’s grip
The ice unwanted
Eases us down as we slip

We noticed our worlds moving away
The “what ifs” were keeping us at bay
But we didn't fall into that gray
We pushed on to where we are today

Waiting is the hardest part
Longing for the beat of your heart
We can gaze into each other eyes
and beat the sunrise

We noticed our worlds moving away
The “what ifs” were keeping us at bay
But we didn't fall into that gray
We pushed on to where we are today
Track Name: Hymie's
I'm playing a show at a record store,
And all my heroes live here.
Cash, Dylan, Cohen, and more
I'll play so load they can hear.

My chords echo down the aisle
as people grab what they see
you know it always makes me smile
to know theirs other like me

For Music Changes everything,
It always puts up a fight
I've spent hours listening,
Just to get the words right

As a push down these strings
I aline myself with the sound
These aren't just any old things
oh how they can Astound

For Music Changes everything,
It always puts up a fight
I've spent hours listening,
Just to get the words right
I've spent hours listening, just to get the words right
Track Name: Change
The promises we made, Were in vain
For we didn’t grow, We just stayed the same
Now The rooms we haunt, The friends we taunt
They all look so strange
I want to change

Lost in a sea of lakes
In the middle of nowhere
I am getting the shakes
With the sun’s glare
For all over the land
Snow blankets the old
The frozen deserts sand
We’ll die in this cold

The promises we made, Were in vain
For we didn’t grow, We just stayed the same
Now The rooms we haunt, The friends we taunt
They all look so strange
I want to change

Winters slowly breaking
Waiting for the thaw
Trying to stop shaking
My character’s flaw
A longing for the light
Old habits to drown
Please hold me tight
I’m stuck in this town

The promises we made, Were in vain
For we didn’t grow, We just stayed the same
Now The rooms we haunt, The friends we taunt
They all look so strange
I want to change
Track Name: My Symphony
Your beauty
Is the kind worth waiting for
Not only that of skin
But the kind worth loving and hating for
And your ways
Are so foreign and graceful
In my mind stays
Your thoughts and words so tasteful

My symphony
My song
My whistling bird in spring
My love when hope is gone

You chose my hand
To be the one you hold
When you feel scared
Feel happy or cold
I chose your eyes
To be the ones I gaze
When i need to smile
And remember happy days

My symphony
My song
My whistling bird in spring
My love when hope is gone

From now until forever
You are the song I sing
From now until whenever
I need some joy to bring
Like a soft piano
Or thunder far away
You are the one voice
That soothes me every day
Track Name: Little Crow
I saw a crow, flying low
And in her mouth, was a tiny straw
She’ll build a nest, where she can rest
Up in a tree, she is Free

I saw a boy, playin' with a toy
A smile as big, as i'd ever seen
He's peeling bark, in a city park
And with his Glee, he is Free

That little crow, as free as can be
Can never, ever be me
That little boy, with all of his glee
Can never, ever be me

I saw love, from up above
When i had faith, it was enough
I felt his grace, in everyplace
With is decree, i was Free

That little crow, as free as can be
Can never, ever be me
That little boy, with all of his glee
Can never, ever be me

I saw a crow, flying in low
And in her mouth, was a tiny straw
She’ll build a nest, where she can rest
Up in a tree, she is free
Track Name: Girl Who Cried Monster
The monster that I hold inside
Will not rest until I’ve cried
For days and nights
To gain back myself I’ve tried

It comes and goes
As well as it pleases
Though the terror that i feel
Never really ceases

Hold me down
Writhing and screaming
That horrible sound
Like a kettle steaming
I’m somewhere inside
The jaws of this beast
Until in three days
The horror has ceased

I once was so pleasant
Innocent and kind
The most polite
Girl you could find

But some how she drowned
And in it’s dark place
The monster i hold inside
Sometimes bares it’s ugly face

Hold me down
Writhing and screaming
That horrible sound
Like a kettle steaming
I’m somewhere inside
The jaws of this beast
Until in three days
The horror has ceased
Track Name: Control
You took from me
But I still set you free
I hope you learned your lesson
But I doubt you ever will

And you make me relive
What should have been mine to give
And I regret never teaching you
And I hope you got your fill

Cause every time I hear that word
It makes me sick to my soul
You made me so unclean
If you had known what I had seen
You took my control

You stole from me
I should have made you see
that what you did
neither can ever take back

You think you made me scared
But I am only more aware
And I can use this
Pain as an attack

Cause every time I hear that word
It makes me sick to my soul
You made me so unclean
If you had known what I had seen
You took my control


Because you do not have the power
That for a brief moment you thought you had
I am my own, and I belong to someone else
I am not a wounded animal
i am glad

Cause every time I hear that word
It makes me sick to my soul
You made me so unclean
If you had known what I had seen
You took my control
Track Name: Leaving Paul
Spinning wheels and broken glass
All good things will come to pass
Summers dead I wasn’t scared
Fall is here I'm not prepared
For the coffee, tea, and cigarettes
I’ll make a list of all my regrets
Called you on a telephone
You know I can’t be alone

Lets leave everything
Throw it all away
Escape the pressures
From all the preachers
Lets leave today
Throw it all away

Boiling blood and heavy hearts
I need fewer moving parts
Rest my head on a makeshift bed
With all the memories I will shred
Guitar strings are useless things
The blood on my hand stings
Broken shattered cracked chords
I will take my pens over your swords

Lets leave everything
Throw it all away
Escape the nay Sayers,
With their saviors
Lets leave today
Throw it all away
Track Name: Dreaming Valentine
Dreaming valentine
Until they're dry
You hush my mind
To end the cries
And sometimes it seems like
The hardest thing we've known
But the true test of it is
If others would have flown

We have so much more to learn
To know our hearts and how they yearn
For one another and each other
Our love, our life, our dream

Dreaming valentine
You are finally mine
Until the day I die
I will always shine
And sometimes it seems like
This cannot be real
You remind me with a kiss
To send me into bliss

We have so much more to learn
To know our hearts and how they yearn
For one another and each other
Our love, our life, our dream