Muisc Monday: Brand New – The Archers Bows Have Broken

This weeks Music Monday comes from the awesome band known as Brand New. The song is titled “The Archers Bows Have Broken” and is from the bands third full studio...

This weeks Music Monday comes from the awesome band known as Brand New. The song is titled “The Archers Bows Have Broken” and is from the bands third full studio album. There are so many good songs from this band and whittling it down to one was a hard choice. I decided to choose this song because  if you have already heard of Brand New then you’ll already know their biggest hits, such as “Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades”  but you might not have heard this one as it was never released as a single. If you haven’t heard of Brand New then I suggest you check them out whether you like this one song or not. Their second album, Deja Entendu is very different from this song. When you hear the song you can obviously tell that the song has a political agenda, but what the song does well is that it doesn’t wave it’s beliefs in your face and tell you what you should or shouldn’t believe or think. The band simply get across their point of view and it’s up to you whether or not you agree with what has been said.

 

Lyrics

Who do you carry that torch for, my young man?
Do you believe in anything?
Do you carry it around just to burn things down?

Meet me tonight on the turnpike, my darling
cause we believe in everything
If we sweat all these debts then we’re sure to drown
so let’s strap ourselves up to this engine now
With our God who we found laying under the back seat

What did you learn tonight?
You’re shouting so loud, you barely enjoyed this broken thing.
You’re a voice that never sings, is what I say
You are freezing over hell
You are bringing on the end, you do so well
You can only blame yourself, it’s what I say

Oh, order your daughters to ignore me think that will sort me?
and sweep me under the rug
While you’re beating with a book everyone that book tells you to love

There is an ember in the heart of the kiln
And it’s burning hot with love
Burning out my center till there’s nothing but dust
rolling me with care into your cigarette
Cause the God I believe in never worked on a campaign trail

What did you learn tonight?
You’re shouting so loud, you barely enjoyed this broken thing.
You’re a voice that never sings, is what I say
You are freezing over hell
You are bringing on the end, you do so well
You can only blame yourself, it’s what I say

Who do you carry that torch for, my young man?
Do you believe in anything?
Do you carry it around just to burn things to the ground?

What did you learn tonight?
You’re shouting so loud, you barely enjoyed this broken thing.
You’re a voice that never sings, is what I say
You are freezing over hell
You are bringing on the end, you do so well
You can only blame yourself, it’s what I say

[Chorus continues in the background]
Feels like we could escape
and I don’t mind throwing away this filthy silver song
If you try running a maze of your lies
It’s too hard to save if you’ve thrown out everyone

Links
Official Website
 The Archers Bow Has Broken Chords