Have You Ever?

from Stars Align EP by Broken Halo

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The first song on Broken Halo's new release, the Stars Align EP. This track grew out of a little riff that Doug wrote, trying his best to cop a little Stevie Ray Vaughan style. That riff became the backbone of the verse and Jared ran with the progression. If it isn't obvious, the lyrics are about the life of Jeff Buckley, one of Doug's biggest idols and inspirations.


well I grew up moving round the southwest
yeah I came up from an orange grove
and I never really knew my father
before his life came to a close
so I gave in to the music
mastered six strings silently
then emerged in new york city
for my cafe days to begin

but have you ever
known me to be wrong?

then from sin-e to the world's stage
ends of the earth and back again
landed on that big bad delta
for the next sound to begin
so I called up my friend Tom
sketched out sweethearts for a drunk
with my four-track by my side
demon john and a big ol' trunk

I went down to the muddy river
waded into the stronger tides
and when you turned your back on me
I lifted up into the memphis sky
Now I sing to eternal angels
Yes I sing to my lasting grace
and now I finally know my father
when I look him in the face


from Stars Align EP, released October 29, 2009
Music by Broken Halo

Guitar: Jared Daniels
Bass: Devon Mymko
Drums: Kyle Patterson
Vocals + Lyrics: Doug McArthur

Produced by John Paul Peters
Additional production and vocal arrangement by Matt Peters


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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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