Never Better

by Downturns

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released November 28, 2015

James Murray - Lead vocals, Guitars
Cody Wright - Guitars
Alex Linton - Bass Guitar
Matthew Spence - Drums, Synthesizer

Lyrics by James Murray
Music by Downturns
Artwork by Matthew Spence

Produced by Downturns
Recorded & Mixed by Cody Wright


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Downturns Toronto, Ontario

Downturns is an Indie Rock band from the Toronto area.

Beginning in 2014 Downturns has created a fresh sound using depressing and harsh structures with upbeat dance elements blended with raw theatrical on stage performances. ... more

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Track Name: Testimony
Like a cold snap, sometimes I break my own heart
The engines on, I’m far gone
I see my breath billowing and the tears on my face freeze
This was a lost case
I start out for nowhere
Leave everything behind
I’ve never been better
I’ve never been better

It breaks down in the middle of the road
Then there’s the moon laughing at me in my folly
It’s sickening how easy it was to leave
This was all for not
I start out for nowhere
Leave everything behind
I’ve never been better
I’ve never been better

Don’t follow me
I said don’t follow me
I need out
I need out

Stop the suffering
I said stop the suffering
I need out
I need out
Track Name: False Throne
You can’t sleep without her velvet bones
The writing is clear across the wall
Enriched with sin but still you throw the first stone
With no cause of rhyme “I just wanted to you know?”
We start to crawl with no resolve
On the sacrificial altar there are no morals involved

Use me speak gently
Speak slowly
I can’t feel it
Harsh words are frightful
They mean nothing to me
You can feel it for what it is

Never leave from inside their narrows
For fifteen years we stay hidden
With well made plans to stay inside the catacombs
But you tore them up “I just wanted you to know?”
It’s safer here in the squalor
We can be heroes or we can be martyrs

Shipbuilders hands start building
I can’t see it
Upgrades and downgrades that mean nothing to me
At least it is something
You can see it for what it’s worth

“If you love something let it free”
“That’s a lie”
“It will come back so they say”
“Thats a lie”

I’ve fallen off of my throne and it feels so good
Track Name: Mad Dog
From the slums of Montreal
Tied to your back gate all night long
Barking from the fog
I won’t bite the hand that feeds
But I will beg for scraps of meat
Could you feed me?

I’m not the butchers son
As I walk up Saint-Laurent
Would you sing me a song?
When I get the title shot
I can hear the bones crush
You can beat me

With bottles of residue
She said she always knew
I’d grow up to be just like you
Bite through flesh and skin
The Fighting never ends
Tomorrow night were are doing it again

You can’t and you wont save me
You can’t and you wont save me
You can’t and you wont save me
Just leave me behind I’m already dead

I froth at the mouth like a mad dog
You can’t sleep at night with your eyes open, with your eyes open
I froth at the mouth like a mad dog
You can’t sleep at night when you are paranoid, I am paranoid
You can’t sleep at night when you are terrified, utterly terrified
You can’t sleep at night when you are nothing, I am nothing
Track Name: Mother Superior
Turn off the lights
Turn off the lights and pretend
That you can even stand the sight of me
You only like me when you’re drunk
And even then you’re violent
And I’m looking for some guidance

Oh mother superior

There are no lights on in the darkness of this town
Seldom are the sounds
But there is a crime in your silence
My bleeding heart has been bled dry
By the shyness of this tyrant
If you’re waiting for the right time
You might not get another like this

Oh mother superior
Track Name: Exodus
I walked with mad men through a clockwork jungle
Slumbering minds limp picking through the rubble
I followed a funeral drum through and absent tunnel
My bones are breaking and I doubt I’ll see tomorrow

All your scars show that you fought and lost the battle
You’re so quick to speak but you’re too weak to even follow
Madmen speak to me in dreams that conquer reality
If you would only listen to me
Would you listen to me?

Your face was lifeless as we walked into exodus
I was naive when I believed that you still loved me
We dismantled ourselves on the grounds of the badlands
You can ignore your guilt but there is still blood on your hands

Blood, blood in the badlands
Blood, blood on your hands
I know, I’m not normal
But love, love isn’t natual

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