Broken Hands

from Totally, Completely by Harborer

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this is the first song i ever wrote. a lot of inspirations helped me such as Richard Dawson, Fleet Foxes, and The Microphones. i realized that i enjoyed music that created a cinematic feel. music that builds into a climax is always so satisfying to me and i wanted to capture that feeling with this song. i wrote it in about 25 minutes. there is an interesting contrast with it that even though it has a lot of beautiful and warm chords, the lyrical content involves a man physically and emotionally destroying himself over a girl that wants nothing to do with him.
-matt

being the first song that i heard from matt's brain, broken hands completely blew me away. originally being an acoustic demo that matt played for us, it was hard for me to imagine that the song could get any better once we added more instruments. i was especially skeptical about the drums being added to the song, even though ben was really adamant about adding them. when i first heard the song with all of the instruments, including drums, i was blown away. i remember being so excited when i first heard this and being genuinely inspired for the first time in months.
-bryce

i remember bryce and matt were both very iffy about me putting more instruments on this thing. so i did it and it turns out it worked out pretty alright, at least we think so.

also dont sing this song at any karaoke.
-ben

lyrics

Broken hands broken feet
I despise the ones I meet
Over bridges over mountains
I bring fire to the ones I love
I don't know why she cries
I don't know why she wishes me to die

I tried
To die
I wasn't satisfied
I lied
To get her on my side
Die you nasty
I wish you wouldn't hide away

Crashed her car as I chased her down
Broke my neck falling full force
Straight onto the ground
Called the cops I was too close
Changed her number and address
I need to change her clear picture
She wants to hang me by my feet

I tried
To die
I wasn't satisfied
I lied
To get her on my side
Die you nasty
I wish you wouldn't hide
Ahh

Up and away
I try not to see my loved ones die
What about my plan
Of growing old I cannot love another
I cannot lose another
I cannot love another
I cannot lose another
Oh
Oh
La da da da da da da da da da da da da
Ah da da da da da da da da da da da da
Ah da da da da da da da da da da da da
Ah da da da da da da da da da

credits

from Totally, Completely, released January 31, 2020
matthew ryan - vocals, guitars, lyrics
ben coates - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, glockenspiel, piano, effects
bryce snodgrass - clarinet

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Harborer Canton, Ohio

-ben coates
-matthew ryan
-bryce snodgrass

we are three young fellows from ohio that make music that we enjoy and we hope you do, too. everything you hear was done in our basement.

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