Broken Stories EP

by Broken Stories

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Stewart Jamison Real music, love the violin with the guitar, great feel, Favorite track: Don't Forget About The Past.
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"First Impressions" is our first EP. All five tracks were recorded in a living room by ourselves using a couple of mics and a computer. We hope you enjoy it.

Broken Stories is:
Kevin Thomson: Vocals and Guitar
Gillian Ramsay: Fiddle


released March 23, 2013



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Broken Stories Perth and Kinross, UK

Broken Stories are a fiddle driven acoustic folk punk duo from rural Perthshire, Scotland.

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Track Name: First Impressions
Grey is the colour and the mood when you arrive,
Finding your bearings in the rain is not a good time,
Your very first trip to the city you're like a child,
Opening gifts at christmas with an ear to ear smile,
Elation quickly turns to disappointment once you're inside,
The fear that you've made a mistake is very much alive,

You're waiting for something to catch your eye,
If it doesn't catch your breath then it's goodbye,

First impressions don't mean shit,
Just give it a little time,
Wait it out and the grey will shift,
Just give it a little time,
Give it a little time to clear,

3 days gone and you're waking up with a smile,
What is that yellow thing burning up in the sky?
Things are being revealed that you never thought you would see,
It's days like this that everything becomes real clear,
The snow capped mountains is the welcome you've been waiting for,
Early fears and disappointment now long gone,

Now that you've found it,
It's caught your eye,
It took your breath away without even trying.
Track Name: Best Of Friends
I would like to start off by saying this,
I'm not a bad person,
I do not just say things like this to get a fucking reaction,
This is really how I feel,
Honestly i've tried,
To give it a go but sometimes it just isn't meant to be,
Because you see, the thing is,

We have nothing in common,
We surely never will,
So don't even bother,
Let's not pretend that we're the best of friends,

Trust has a lot to do with this,
I couldn't throw you very far,
I've seen the way you are with them,
And I don't like the way you are,
It's all fake smiles and false promises,
To get where you need to be,
You may be just fine with that,
But it certainly ain't me,

I almost fell for it once,
But now I can read you like a book.
Track Name: Don't Forget About The Past
We're getting older yes it's true,
No more hanging out just like we all used to,
Those days are gone it's all in the past,
It just seems like yesterday now time's gone way too fast,
We used to be young and care free,
But now we're growing up,
Just look at you and me,
We're growing up and moving away,
Don't you wish that we could just go back there for a day?

It's time to face the facts,
We're getting older and there's no going back,
We'll just get on with it,
We'll grow up,
We'll just get on with it,
But don't give up and don't forget about the past,

Underage drinking in the park,
On the best of summer nights and winter when it's dark,
Skateboarding every single day,
Watching out the windows hoping rain would go away,
We're getting older yes it shows,
Getting suited up for work and no more baggy clothes,
Receding hairlines and facial hair,
The scars of ageing that we all begin to bear.
Track Name: Everything All At Once
Tired of every day,
It's all the same,
Hungry for something more,
Something worthwhile,
Week to week nothing changes,
Nothing ever will,
Day to day it stays the same,
Only the names change,

My friends are the guiding light,
My family keeps me right,
Without them i'm nothing,

Every day that ticks away,
Is getting a little bit closer,
To getting away from this place,
It's nothing in particular,
It's everything all at once,

Needing a change of pace,
Change of direction,
Dreaming of something new,
Something different,
Week to week something changes,
But only in me,
Day to day I find a way,
Through the darkness.
Track Name: The Getaway
Staring at the bits of paper sprawled out on my bed,
Nothing seems to make much sense today,
If I could find the missing answers in my broken story,
You know i'd get away

But the answers never come,
And I'm left stranded with my thoughts again,
Thoughts of breaking free,
Thoughts of you and me,
And our little getaway

I've got it all planned out,
We'll take the next train and get out of here if only for a day,
This weary room long gone,
The words will flow like waterfalls and disappear into the distant sea,

But that's where it all ends.
And I'm left stranded with my thoughts again,
Thoughts of breaking free,
Thoughts of you and me,
And our little getaway.