S o r r y ! H o u s e h o l d - EP (2011)

by Hold Your Horses!

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €5 EUR  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of S o r r y ! H o u s e h o l d - EP (2011) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 500 

      €8 EUR

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 5 Hold Your Horses! releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Grains de beauté, Your Fall - EP (2014), Apologize - EP (2012), S o r r y ! H o u s e h o l d - EP (2011), and Hold Your Horses! EP (2008). , and , .

      €19.50 EUR or more (25% OFF)

     

1.
04:36
2.
3.
4.
5.
05:24

credits

released June 3, 2011

All Songs recorded in February 2011 at Jet Studio (Brussels) by Arnaud Duchayne.
Produced and mixed by Benoit de Villeneuve, except 70 million, recorded and mixed in 2010 by Nicolas Dufournet at Melodium Studio (Paris).
Mastered by Jean Pierre Chalbos at La Source Mastering (Paris).
Published by Strictly Confidential France.
Artwork by Julien Petotte and Chloé Vannier.

tags

license

all rights reserved
Track Name: 70 Million
And it hardly looked like a novel at all
I hardly look like a hero at all
and I’m sorry you couldn’t publish this
and you were white as snow I was white as a sheet

When you came down in this black dress
In your mum’s black maternity dress
And so

Though it hardly looked like a novel at all
if this city treats me it treats me to you
and a cup of coffee for you
I should learn its language and speak it to you

70 million should be in the know
70 million don’t go out at all
70 million wouldn’t walk these streets
70 million would grind to a halt
70 million would be wrong wrong wrong
70 million never see at all
70 million haven’t tasted snow

And dance dance dance like the children dance
imply a thought are we taking a chance?
with the light still on
and will we ever reach the tower?

And after you came down in this black dress
I don’t know what took so very long
And this

And this isn’t war we don’t have to ration
I waved the white flag and you kept it at home
and thus I wrote from a foreign land
you’re holding my no longer foreign hand
Track Name: Cigarettes & Lies
Baby
Come to me
Come with me
And come near me

I said baby
I’ve got a ticket
I’m going to teach you
I’m going to treat you

I’ve got a ticket got a ticket got a ticket got a ticket for you
I’ve got a ticket got a ticket got a ticket and I hope you know what to do

Cause he likes boys and he don’t even know it
And she likes girls and she don’t even know it
He don’t like girls and boy he don’t show it
Cause he likes boys and girl you really blew it

I was hoping this was just a phase
I was hoping they would come and just look the other way
And I know I know I know it’ll never be the same
Cause those cigarettes and lies, we were out of phase.

But baby
Come to me
Come with me
And come near me

I’ve got a ticket got a ticket got a ticket got a ticket for you
I’ve got a ticket got a ticket got a ticket and I hop you know what to do

Cause he likes boys and he don’t even know it
And she likes girls and she don’t even know it
He don’t like girls and boy he don’t show it
Cause he likes boys and girl you really blew it

I was hoping this was just a phase
I was hoping they would come and just look the other way
And I know I know I know it’ll never be the same
Cause those cigarettes and lies, it was just a shame

But oh it’s over now
And we’ll never ever know how
But it’s over now
And we’ll never ever ever know the joys, or the toys or the boys
That they promised to us
That they promised to us
That they promised to us
Track Name: We Dear are a Desert
And we turned around again
we were facing colder climes
we carved new plans in the wood of this table

And it came as a surprise
we were kind to one another
we were kind to foreign faces
we were romanced older times

And your hands they radiate
were they planning your escape?
there were new lines being carved
on the edges of your face

Within the four walls of this cage
everything is kept in place
every beat that resonates is soon replaced


And we thought we were hunters not kings
With no borders with no past to call our own
but we carried in this cage allies and foes
and we carried on our backs our past mistakes


We tore this dress at the seams with a bicycle chain
We wore this chain around our necks to remember this stain
We stained our land with the blood of strangers unnamed
We dressed our wounds with the skin of our daughters and sons
Track Name: Boston Tea Party
They were looking for a change of pace
oh we’re all waiting for better days

well the kids were acting like animals
and there were envious eyes in this big church hall

and tombstones in the cold take on new lives
this house it smells of smoke in the winter time

and you were calling me with a brand new voice
and so I scraped my knees when from this bed I rose

And you would destroy scraps of metal hearts
pieces and pieces it was a good start

the path to this house it rose it bent
we were never quite certain of what that meant

and the cemetery floor was strewn with leaves
and the body underneath them they fed the trees

and you will take in all the pictures of these winter days
but you won’t carry them to Massachusetts Bay


And in spite of the red coats we took a chance
Because none of this is real if we don’t take a stand
It’s a fragile earthly being that could break with a glance
But none of this is real if we don’t take a stand
And we swam to this ocean we took a leap
and far from these shores there is saltwater in my lungs
and we swam to this ocean we swam from home
there are no familiar faces on these foreign island shores

And we fell silent
and we felt the shame
our fingers they bent
and nothing will change

and we drowned in a bottle
as big as an ocean
it was all very subtle
it was all very strange

And I’ll follow up/ oh why follow up
and my heart beat beat beat
it will sing sing sing sing sing
Track Name: Open Water
Well we swam towards open water did you keep your eyes open did you keep them now?
there were no traces of footsteps left because we melt on ice and we’ll swim in spring
and there is melted ice between me and them there is melted ice can we forget about me?
and I’m not coming coming coming home, I couldn’t call it call it call it home anymore

and sitting across the table from you again was it me ranting and raving again?
and sitting across the table from you again was it me ranting and raving again?
it seems you’ll have to pick me up I’m sorry you’ll have to pick me up again.