Broken Halo

by Broken Halo

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1.
you were in my flow the only place i'd go when i was waiting for the sock to drop soon we'd get to know the feeling of our glow and the magic effect of our sweat and then you'd say you're a part of me but i have to leave you make it hard to breathe....but this is how it goes when you go from the centre of my life this is how it goes and you know you're the centre of my life and don't you know when you go, all is lost you broke the centre of my life we don't have much time so say what's on your mind and i will promise everything is fine send you on your way, prepare you for the fray as much as i could anyway
2.
03:25
the strangest day just came and went and all that's left to say is apologies and then you leave your trust in me dug in so deep that no one else could ever comprehend why you fought it till the end you, you're down and out lesson learned you suffer the consequence and reap what you sow you're going further than you'll ever know so don't back down that's no hero's way to go don't disconnect yourself from the world and suffer your own obscurity you suffer the consequence of knowing all along that no one's ever been as strong as you and I when we collide the cycle goes around again you wind yourself back up only to see your history repeat
3.
a palm tree, the sunset the bright lights show me anything that takes me away cause outside it's cold and it's dreary no better time to escape in my mind so come on on this journey bring all your friends, we're leaving now and don't give me an excuse cause I don't wanna hear it we're skipping life we're finding paradise the warm sun, tequila and my best friend are all I need, so take me away cause I know that someday we'll find it that paradise inside of our minds and through all this life we try to find a way to combine what's real and a dream so come on, let's try and you will see yeah, you will see that this life is a journey...
4.
I sold my soul yesterday I thought I got an even trade Looking back I find that I don't know yeah, I don't know yeah Men in white took me away So here in solitary I stay A superficial phony with Nothing to say, nothing to say.. The one inspired moment I had The two contrived meanings in hand The one who never let you down Has now become gagged and bound The violet sky in rewind Horizons crash and then combine The sun that always shone you've found Is now engulfed by darkest cloud So what's for anyway? When my intentions were so plain I never meant to see them fall so far down, far down yeah And looking back is fruitless When I can't change anything
5.
you should try to calm yourself forget about all the things you think you know why won't you live like you know you want to? everyone's got bigger plans but you, you'll never learn as hard as you try space and time won't bend for you and all you own won't save you when you're really alone why won't you live like there's no tomorrow? action will surely stir up reaction you should try to calm yourself forget about all the things you think you know why won't you live like you know you want to? action will surely stir up reaction you brought this on yourself
6.
03:27
I won't be the sunshine after the rain I don't think I'll bend to play your game Cause every time you fall you feel the same and I don't think that this will ever change and I will be the calm before the storm won't be the one who's left alone all of this desire has got me stoned with all of the things I could never know and I, I waited in line for you and I, I shuffled my feet I don't wanna focus on what's been said I always knew exactly what you meant Even with the fog around your head Sooner or later I'll understand and I will be the tide about to turn won't be the fuel that's yours to burn all of this passion has left me high and the road to knowledge is open wide and I, I waited in line for you and I, I shuffled my feet scratched my head and cursed my all and now, I'm gone
7.
03:00
take what you can get while you can cause you don't have much time let your wallet be your witness to all that you can grip cause it's all you know it's so unfair cause you don't care and you've got the fate of the nation in your hands and you're running around in circles on fire take your time that's left and run up on a flagpole to see what you can see never underestimate the power in your hands cause it's all that you might be and you'll back down if you know what's good for you and you'll back down if you wanna survive they'll never take it, they'll never let you in
8.
03:00
shadows in my head they're crawling over me numbing all I feel then out of my closet crawls a skeleton reminds me what I've done won't you tell me why I'm wasting all my precious time hitting the sky when all it ever does is bring me down I threw out all I own, began to own me and living should be free If nothing is all I'll be, I'll let it cover me and see the forest for the trees there's always something dragging me down always something dragging me down
9.
04:05
Every day I wake up late and there's a sign over my head saying I'm an alien, why me? the sun was gone, the moon was full and all the stars laughed in my face and I was strange I cannot be saved So walk or run now baby You chewed me up and spit me out I'm feeling insane No drug can cure me honey You turned me on, you turned me inside out Every time I try to move There's an anchor on my soul Weighing down and down and down and every crack in the pavement might swallow me up whole, I might succomb Nothing works in my head My gears aren't turning So I try to hold on, to stay calm To stay calm
10.
I don't know where you've been sleeping and you can't tell me we're not weakened and you kinda tend to get into trouble you don't know what you do to me I don't know where you been staying and you can't tell me you're not playing and you kinda tend to get into trouble you don't know what you do to me it's not fair but it's okay it seems the tables have turned since you've gone away I don't know what you've been saying behind my back you've been slaying all the kind words that I said you don't know what you do to me you kinda tend to get into trouble and you kinda tend to bend the wrong you can't know how this feels to me you don't know what you do to me a secret antidote to your heart venom is laying in my hands the choice is mine to be dead or alive
11.
05:12
fate smiled on me today took my hand, took me away and fate smiled on us today washed the air and held the fray we tried to listen to his voice and turn the gears inside our heads so weak unmatched in love funny how we get that way so lost well I turn my heels and I walk right in to a life so full what might have been without scares me fate called on me today I heard my name, I heard you say the world's so strange this day and age truest love so hard to gauge we tried to listen to his voice and turn the years back in our heads
12.
(free) 03:54
living on the edge promising myself to stay true knowing in the end depending on a friend to save me and you there was a time that i believed in destiny i ditched that theory but you're still reading my leaves even if you think you know how it ends for all you know the sky could fall down on you you better be prepared for what's to come looking for a friend someone to explain why we're so frail leaning on a crutch afraid to let it go and stand on your own and when your time comes where will we find you? facing the music or hiding from the truth for all you know the sky could fall down on you you better be prepared for what's to come for all you know your eyes could lie you better be prepared to lose it all the sky could fall, your eyes could lie, you'll never really know till your world explodes...

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Broken Halo's debut album was recorded at Winnipeg's Studio 11 over the span of three years, from 2004 to 2007. This is a collection of songs that represents our earliest songwriting efforts (Tables Have Turned), songs that began as jokes and became epic (Gagged and Bound) and songs about love, life, heartbreak and sometimes, nothing at all. But songs that, all the same, are part of who Broken Halo was as a band during our formative years.

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released August 16, 2007

Produced by Jason Gordon at Studio 11 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Doug McArthur - Vocals
Jared Daniels - Guitars
Kyle Patterson - Drums
Dan Poperechny - Bass on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 & 9
Mark Gomulinski - Bass on tracks 4, 6, 7, 10 & 11

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Broken Halo Winnipeg, Manitoba

BROKEN HALO formed in 2002, in the bedrooms and basements of its founders. What began as a songwriting project quickly grew legs. The band has played alongside Sum 41, Evanescence, ZZ Top, Pilate, The Trews, The Tea Party, Hawksley Workman and more. The band’s strength lies in their creative writing, masterful blues and funk influenced guitar work, strong vocals and tight rhythm section. ... more

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