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Broke And Not Broken (Demo)

from Demos 2013 by The Dark Backward

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written and performed by The Dark Backward
lyrics by J. Ryker Daniel

recorded at Equimix Studios, Portland, Oregon
copyright © 2012-2013 The Dark Backward
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One sat on a bench at the start of a road
With his will in his hand, and his heart like a light in his soul
This speck on his knees, so alive with disease
It's the fatal effect of the one caught back east in the snow
Long distance conversation turns to new determination to find home

So he laid out his plans with a gun to his head
They say "whatever you like, 'cause you're paying with blood and with bone"
The one thing to know is that you can not let go
Of the people and places and maps that led here all along
So head to the shore, be anew, be reborn
Broke and not broken, shake the thoughts of before
And we'll go, yes we'll go

Give me your hand and let me see how you work it
I'll give you a chance and we'll see if you're worth it
Not another denial
Just your feet catching fire
It's the music I speak
That moves you to the beat
So girl, let me rock you away

"Your body's as smooth as this whiskey", you slur
And Walker's laying it down, just keeps laying the groove
Just another excuse for a woman to hold
Writing songs about love 'til the day I am old
So girl, let me rock you away

Let me rock you away, let me roll you away

Why so sorry? Why so bored lately?
Mind so wildly lost before
Tired and lonely, I need some loving maybe?
Proud and lazy is far from the place I should be

So long I have held my regrets up to see
So what kind of person does that make me?


from Demos 2013, released August 4, 2011


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The Dark Backward Portland, Oregon

Portland-based rock band The Dark Backward was founded by Jordan Daniel and Alex Marble, previous members of Jane Lane and Sudden Epidemic. The Dark Backward plays original compositions of honest, emotional music that makes audiences want to move and exorcise their demons. The band plays rock and roll that incorporates all musical genres, including blues, jazz, punk, pop, and electronica. ... more

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