The Lives of Summer Punks

by Merry Eiffel Tower High

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The Tenth E.P. from Merry Eiffel Tower High, The Lives of Summer Punks, seven songs recorded in a bedroom in Clapton, London mainly between 7pm and 9pm most days because of builders and landlords. Available for free.

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released February 11, 2014

Jordan Ordinary

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Merry Eiffel Tower High London, UK

I've been in a lot of bands, 12 to be precise.
This is just something I do for myself to get stuff out.
If you like it you like it, if you don't you don't, it's no worries.
I've been doing this for 11 years it ain't no bother.
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Track Name: Monkeys and Tigers
On my birthday we went to the zoo
I was excited and so were you
we saw monkeys
and tigers
gorillas too
but they looked so sad

And the sign said that they were shy
but you thought that that was a lie
you said you knew that they wanted to be back
in their natural habitat

And I wasn't sure if we
were talking about gorillas or me?
Track Name: Our Broken Name
Blood poured out this broken home
like a bullet to the chest
and all the toys I used to bring to life
have died an awful death

and I would try
every night
to work this out

You packed more than your bags with you
when you packed everything you could
you packed one bag with our house and home
and another with my childhood

and I grew up
and realised

That I may have your deep brown eyes
and we may share the same jawline
and I may have the same quick with
but that is it!

I may live with this broken name
passed down from trees of the same
the branches were torn and cropped
when the fruit withered and dropped
Track Name: Me For You
I'm not good
like I thought I was
I thought I was something
but I realised I'm not

and all the pretty young girls
that I used to fuck
have all moved on or grown up

But I still lie here
in my hollowed out bed
with my hollowed out heart
in my hollowed out chest

and I slept with girls
for their company
told myself that it's fine
because they're into me

But I just lied to myself
like I lied to their face
Am I lost?
Or lonely?

Will you still believe in me
Like I once believed in you?
Track Name: Up
There's a frame on my wall
that's been there since I can remember
it never changes expression
except for when depression is present
it tends to look older
and you thought that that was funny
but I told you it's not funny
it seems to just make me feel sad
to think I was happy
because I was younger
you laughed and then told me you were glad

that I will hold your hand through the rougher part of town
and I will put my arm around your shoulders
until you are on the bus

There's a voice in my head
that's been there since I can remember
it never changes expression
except for when depression is present
it seems to scream louder
and I know that it sounds crazy
but it's always been inside me
this heavy weight in my bones
I'm not sure how you're happy
with somebody like me
but you smiled and told me that you know

That I will hold your hair until you are done throwing up
and I will pick you up and put you to bed
until you have sobered up

I know that
you will hold my head in your hands
when the world just feels too big
and you will kiss my cheek
and hold me tightly
until I can get back up
until I feel well enough
until we have woken up

There's a part of my life
That I think I'll always remember
Track Name: Good Friends
Good friends are hard to find
good friends are hard to find
when heart needs a hand to get by
All the times the world just shut you out
you think it's fine because my friends will help
but good friends are hard to find

When the light at the end of the tunnel is a train
good friends are hard to find
When the sun doesn't burn like it did yesterday
good friends are hard to find

A good drink is hard to find
a good drink is hard to find
when head runs mouth all night
and when the bar is never low enough
you hope to hell that you just stay filled up
but good drinks are hard to find

When the alcohol only fans the flames
good drinks are hard to find
when you drink to get drunk but nothing seems to change
good drinks are hard to find

Good girls are hard to find
good girls are hard to find
when you spend your days at night
and your beds too big for the shit you're in
leave good drinks and good friends behind

Good things are hard to find
good things are hard to find
when light's too dark for eyes
and all the parts you thought that you could see
only serve to make you less complete
good things are hard to find

When the light at the end of the tunnel is a train
good friends are hard to find
Track Name: English Weight
At twenty-two my shoulders strain
from lives I've never lived and English weight
The more we kiss the more human we are
the more that we wage war
let's take the world in and rearrange it
and send it back out there as a question
I am just an English heart
I'm made from broken parts

And I watch organs slip from wrists
Where pulses once existed
And I'll get better now
I think I'm better now
I think I'm gonna do myself some good
If I had the chance to do it all again
you know,
I'm not even sure I would?

So you can call all my close friends
call my ex-girlfriends
I'm off to heaven
and tell my family
that I was happy
I'm off to heaven
Track Name: The Winter Solstice
Broken Doors
and broken lives
I hear the sun
it laughs at me at night
it's keeping me from sleeping

And beating clocks
they fill the dark
their rusting hands
their working parts
they never stop repeating

I miss the days doing nothing at all
walk the streets doing nothing at all
Oh come back
come sweetly

But closed up doors
are closed off lives
without the sun there's only night
and nothing to know me

What should I do?
I spoke too soon
shorter days and longer nights
I spoke too soon