Say No To Bad Things

by Lanterns

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released June 15, 2014


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Lanterns Melbourne, Australia

With emotional lyrics that beautifully tumble across indie pop, guitar driven, alt folk, Lanterns have been building quite a name for themselves over the last two years.
Playing countless shows through out Melbourne’s live music circuit, they have swept up audiences, becoming the favoured act of many of their gigging peers.
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Track Name: I Wanna Go Somewhere
The caffeine in my tea is giving me anxiety
But I’ll keep drinking till I shake
Look out the window and it’s making me uneasy
Whenever I’m on the train
I took an iron pill before I left today,
But i’m so tired and it’s something I can’t shake
And I’m getting sick of how I feel, every day
and I’m getting sick of what I know about this place

I wanna go somewhere.
Don’t wanna disappear.

Poetry runs through the lines on your hands
But we don’t appreciate it
Everyone ball has dropped at some point
Though we’re too scared to admit

And when I close my eyes I see nothing but dark
Some people understand things I don’t get at all
And I’m getting sick of how I feel, every day
and I’m getting sick of what I know about this place

I wanna go somewhere.
Don’t wanna disappear.

I don’t care if I’m lonely
I don’t care if I’m lost
I don’t care if you love me
In any way that you want
People throw around words too much
And they don’t mean anything
So if you’re going to use up your words
You should use them on me
Track Name: The Tide
As hard as we try, we never succeed
We're just like the tide, we do what we need
As hard as the rain, as soft as the snow
With nowhere to go

When you're hurt you bleed
Scratches on your knees
Kisses on your cheeks

As long as your heart beats
You know it doesn't have to beat for me

How does it feel to be left behind
To be walked over again
I found the good in hurting others
And I never wanted to feel it again

So I hope you had fun
Cos I'm not waiting around for you

You have taught me not to love for free
Cos no one wanted me
As harsh as it seems
It makes sense to be invisible
Track Name: Angry Boy
It was your birthday and he
never came home
He told you not to blame yourself but you
put life on hold
Did it occur to you that it was maybe your fault?
The screen of your life turning black while
the cameras still roll

Through a crack in the wall I hear them talking
Through a crack in my heart I hear them fighting about nothing
I don't really know them but i know that
That he's not coming home
Track Name: Gabriel
It's dark, I can't find my bed
These lights are hurting my head
Stay away from me now
I don't want to fight with you

It's cold, you're shaking your hips
These words are leaving your lips
What are you saying
I don't understand

You're on a different planet
And time is never the answer

Gabriel, tell me what am I supposed to do
When the sinners and the saints form as one
Gabriel, tell me how am I supposed to choose
I promise i'll be good, be a humble servant to you

I'm pretty sure worse has happened
If not worse, then pretty close
Don't wanna fix it
Cos I know that there is no point
You have my heart in a box
On the other side of the ocean
There's nothing I can do, I must find it

When time has taken it's toll
Will you give that box back
You don't need me anymore

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