Alterations

by The Burnt Tapes

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'Alterations' is out now via Lockjaw Records & Umlaut Records. Support from Cannonball Music.

Hit up Lockjaw Records for the CD - bit.ly/2rkpAET
and Umlaut Records for the Vinyl - bit.ly/2snfxNF

Also available as a bundle with an exclusive t-shirt, designed by Jason Lubrano.

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released June 2, 2017

All songs by The Burnt Tapes
Recorded at Villa Giuseppe in Athens, Greece
Recorded & Mixed by Jacopo Fokas & Stefanos Delivorias
Mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering
Additional vocals by Jacopo Fokas & Martina Demopoulou
Artwork and Layout by illWookie

Shout out to Oresti Lagkadinos for all the sweat, blood & beats he poured into this with us, we would have never got there without him.

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Track Name: Alterations
Spent the last two years
Untangling, the mess you left in my head
Fuck this I'm out
Packed all my past in boxes
Left out your favourite records
Kept Maybe I'll catch fire
To make me feel like we were somewhere else
Further from everyone else
And I've been stuck
In this dark, dark room for weeks
I need the feel, of these wheels under my feet

And I won't be
Gone for too long
Gonna be
Home before the autumn
You will be
Sitting home with ghosts
Pulling out
Your broken bones

Been trying harder to relate
‘cause at 28 what the fuck can you change...WTF can you change?
Track Name: Oh, Marie
I’ve looked better and you’ve looked worse
Crawling on the ground for your last cigarette
An empty glass rings in the New Year
Dry enough to not belong here

Finally, I’m old enough to not
Care about the things I’ve given up

I’ve felt better, and I’ve felt worse
Crawling on the ground for your last cigarette

The streets I used to know are feeling less familiar
My roots are spreading out, into unfamiliar ground
The roads we used to walk down to my grandma’s house
They all look the same now

I’ve felt better, and I’ve felt worse
Crawling on the ground for your last cigarette

Can’t see the forest from the trees
Chalked up to wasted history

Will I be there when you grow old?
Will I be there, will I be there?

Finally, I’m old enough to not
Care about the things I’ve given up
Track Name: Wayne Regretzky
Stuck in a room, suffocating
With friends of friends and friends
All with steady hands
Sharing all their plans
Well fuck, we all had plans
If I ever get out out of bed
I might just do something about them

The dreams we had but forgot
Were the ones that taught us a lot

And all good things pass, real fast
Didn’t anybody ever tell you?
‘cause letting go isn’t the same as
Giving up, I wish I could say that
I didn’t give up

A myriad of great ideas come crawling out the corners of my brain
Amounting, to nothing
Where have all my friends gone?
I guess growing up means losing everyone
I’m losing everyone

The dreams we had but forgot
Were the ones that taught me a lot

And all good things pass, real fast
Didn’t anybody ever tell you?
‘cause letting go isn’t the same as
Giving up, I wish I could say that
I didn’t give up

So take my bones, and try to tell me that everything is gonna be fine
Escaped the ocean, I’m bruised not broken
All the anchors in the world couldn’t hold this down
Storm the coastline, for the last time

Bruised not broken
Track Name: Ghosts
I've been living with your ghost for far too long
Dragging in your body from the cold
Put my Janowski record on, I can't deal with the voices
This winter has been dragging way too long

The water, will always win
Don't let it carry you away
Like the wind, rising and falling
Like the tide, pushing and pulling

Your bones, your cold cold bones

I know it's dark inside, I can see it in your eyes

You deserve so much more than this you know
You must be tired of all your bad excuses
You’ve been away for far too long
Letting your light, extinguish
Track Name: Things Get Weird
I’ve had a hard night
I didn’t sleep right
I watched you drown again
In my head

Watched it all over again
Watched us fall apart in my head

A year since I’ve been alone
A year since I’ve felt at home

I can’t sleep at night, my broken teeth a reminder
This year’s been a weird one, and it’s not getting better

‘cause I am, I’m the worst you’ll ever have
And you move like a
A summer dress in the breeze
Asunder memories

All I ask of you, will you bury me?
Under Autumn leaves
Will you bury me?

I can’t sleep at night, my broken teeth a reminder
This year’s been a weird one, and it’s not getting better

No, it’s not getting better
Track Name: The End of Airlie Gardens
I sit here wondering
As it unfolds in front of me
Is this the kind of love
I heard about in Casey?
The kind of bullshit
That starves this misery
The kind that would “dance inside of me”

If the wind, and the water
Carried us away
With a note you wrote of all the things that I could never be
If our bodies washed up battered on the shore
Would our knot hold tighter than before?

Is this what’s meant for me?
Will I be ready?
Will we sit back to drink
In some far off city?
And have our own ceremony
To kill off any thought that we love this misery

If the wind, and the water
Carried me away
Would you wait on the shore while the ocean buried me?

‘cause I will be
Gone before too long
‘cause I will be
Home before the autumn
You'll still be sitting home with ghosts
Dreaming of my broken bones