night

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released May 7, 2013

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beijing New Haven, Connecticut

Beijing is an American alternative rock band from New Haven, CT. The band is comprised of Eric Thornberg (vocals/guitar), Thom Smith (guitar/synths), Bill Pruchnicki (drums) and Jack Hoopingarner (bass).

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Track Name: acrobat
would you believe me if my heart
were to unravel like yarn
fall silent like flies in a jar
would you still leave me if we saw
rainbows in the dark
awestruck like lovers in the park
beauty like the words of a poem
comfort like a voice on the phone
start me like an engine in the cold
and sing like the girl in my soul
would you believe me if my heart
were to burn down like a barn
black plumes and red balls of fire
would you still leave me if i tried
acrobat in the sky
no net on the ground
only a wire
Track Name: into the rain
from that moment thereafter
like a tap on the shoulder
you won’t stay
the days crash down
like a heartbeat
like waves that could wash
away our differences
but you know i will
keep falling a little deeper
i’ll follow you into the rain
keep trying to calm your fever
into a cemetery shade
no, i didn’t mean it either
when after all it’s only
our peace of mind
now you’ve changed your story
but the same mistakes still
stand in your way
and like you do
you run away with the liars
you keep playing with fire
until you break
but you know i will
Track Name: broken glass
i must have been born the wrong time of day or given away
i hung myself out naked on the wall
with these words in my mouth
like a cigarette coming out
they leave me choking on
everything that i say
every thought leaves a scar,
wasting my time in these bars
now i’m empty and so is my glass
is it common to be so uncommonly freezing cold in the warm
summer streets?
i’m running out of
reasons to change
i’m all out and i’ve got
nothing to lose
i’m all out
spend another day
looking far away
live another life with another name
the things that i
could never change
waiting for the day
i could finally say
everything is there
falling into place
and now it’s easier to say
you buried your faults
but i found them all
there in your fall
there once were times but now i just don’t believe you at all
from behind the wall
i’m buried in your faults
Track Name: the sun will set
distant (you are)
cornered in love (we are)
underneath the night
moving (along)
everything i’ve know (you are)
into a different light
easy as they go
easy as the sun will set tonight
i don’t want to go
easy as they go
i needed more than you and i
there is no balance in this heart
there is no balancing your heart
Track Name: violent
the writing’s on the wall,
hold me in your arms
i know, i know we’re gonna fall
into this violent world
stay a little while, i’ll whisper
in your ear
don’t go, i know you’ve gotta
go go go but violent girl
you didn’t have to go
you didn’t have to go
bite me on the neck,
i’ll bite you on your lips
i know, i know we’re gonna
fall into this violent kiss
don’t say another word,
don’t let it slip away
i know, i know you’ve gotta
go go go but violent girl
you didn’t have to go
you didn’t have to go
no no no, no no no, no no no
there is no balance in your heart
there is no balancing this heart
i know, i know you’ve gotta
go go go but violent girl
you didn’t have to go
you didn’t have to go
no no no, no no no, no no no
no, no, no
don’t fight it tonight, let go
no matter what you do
you know the writings on the wall
Track Name: silence
goodnight to a fever
a lot to lose, careful to choose
alone in a mirror
cut the cord from your neck
tell me who was left
the silence is free
in the air tonight
sound the alarm
face it all
cut out your heart
sound the alarm
face it all
carve out your heart
some go mad, some die free
the ghost of your former
for the rest of your life, careless in the night
alone in the shadow
left unaware
desperate to hear
the silence set free
in the air tonight
Track Name: wax wings
careless, crawling, losing it
escape like a prisoner
with new wings
and another trick up my sleeve
up to my feet and now i fly
straight towards the sun
and i fall into the sea
carry me
melting away with history
carry me
believe it
common patterns alluded
a straight line is not permanent
a fast climb to a tailspin
out this time
we aim too high
but now i fly
Track Name: let down
it’s gonna cut you open
but you won’t even know
you’re bloody and you’re broken keep coming back for more,
it’s sick
i don’t mind this station,
i like being in control
i won’t let you notice
when my stomach's full
‘cause i just need
a place to get high
but you won’t let me
touch the ceiling, no you
you don’t wanna wait around
if its only gonna let you down
you’re like a baby crying when i hear you make those sounds
and in the morning after when you’re calling off the hounds, it’s sick
it’s not your scene, it’s your purity
you’re like the morning paper delivered in my sleep
but i just need these days to go by
but you won’t wait for me forever, no you
you don’t want to waste the night
no more lies, no more deceit
no more living in a bad dream
i’m not giving in just to give it up
no more believing in you
i’m alive, i’m not a liar
Track Name: open arms
that cocaine smile and your crooked heart
it wasn’t good enough for you
that cocaine smile and your crooked heart
it’s never good enough for you
you broke the rules
became a fool
those bad ideas that you’re wearing out
it’s never good enough for you
with drunken words
you swore up and down
this wasn’t good enough for you
with drunken slur
you swore up and down
i’m never enough for you
you broke the rules
became a fool
those bad ideas that you’re wearing now
it’s never good enough for you
look at you and look
at where you came from
you know you don’t belong
look at you and look
at what you went through
i have open arms
your cocaine smile and your crooked heart
it’s never good enough for you
your cocaine smile and your crooked heart
Track Name: standing
the weights that slow you down
are self imposed, not tied on
they’re leading you through
the empty doors
what have they done for you?
i’m still learning everyone
was i wrong for you?
how could i learn anymore
if i’m still standing
no brakes to slow you down from these empty roads, you walk on
they’re leaving you
full of empty hope
what have they done for you?
i’m still learning everyone
were they wrong for you?
how could i learn anymore
if i’m still standing
all the world outside
won't wait for you
the wheels are turning
we’ve all promised not
to talk for you
the fields are burning
no way to slow you down
the sun will shine through
the walls you build then
turn you around
all the world outside
won't wait for you
the wheels are turning
we’ve all promised not
to talk for you
the fields are burning
i wanna lay myself beside you
i wanna take your photograph
i wanna lay it down to show you how you laugh
Track Name: triggers
you could find a new release
are you strong enough?
we’ll talk about a new belief
don’t give it up
no matter what it is you do
i will not stay mad at you
i used to find a way to ease
your shaky heart
but now i trigger your disease
have i gone too far?
if there’s anything you want to do
how could i say no to you
on my tongue you can taste it
it’s in your eyes
we’re all alone and we can fake it
just for tonight
you can find a new release
you’re pouring out your heart
to wear on another day
you can find a new release
to cover up your scars
there’s always another day
no matter what it is you do...
anything you want to do...
Track Name: seasons
seasons won’t slow down
good timing is simple
it’s your call to grow older
you wear it all on your shoulders
and we’re starting to grow...
brace yourself for the fall
use the autumn
to rebuild your walls
hide yourself from the cold
wear the face that shouts
“leave it alone”
it’s your call to grow older
(the seasons won’t slow down)
you wear it all on your shoulders
and we’re starting to grow...
rest your heart
mine continues to beat
right along
as delicate as an acrobat
as permanent as broken glass
the seasons shift into the past
the sun will set upon your back
into the rain i’ll walk with you
let down your guard
and fade into the night
the triggers that
sound the alarms
the acceptance of these
open arms
the violent acts you’ve taken on
the crossroads that you’re standing on
with your wings up to the light
the silence never felt so right and now i know
that we will never die alone
the seasons are turning
end our story
but i will remember you