We Were Younger Then

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Debut album from US based UK singer songwriter These Guitars Say Sorry.

Riven with rage and sadness. 12 lyrically driven songs.

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released January 16, 2016

www.theseguitarssaysorry.com | All Songs written and performed by These Guitars Say Sorry | Mastering by Eric Miller

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Track Name: 71st & Citadel
71st & Citadel

Bring me your sick, bring me your weak,
Bring me your huddled masses
Leave them to me, I'll put them to sleep.
I'll turn their dreams to ashes

71st and Citadel, the house next door to hell
Just don't ask me how it feels
71st and Citadel you cast your spell on me
I just can't tell what is real

On the news there's children starving
Buy a new car and you'll be laughing
Your beautiful wife always dieting
You say you're good and that you're godly
Ignore it all and now you got me
What would Jesus say to you now?
He'd say...

Bring me your sick, bring me your weak,
Bring me ten thousand sailing
What you do to them, you do to me
Her silent lips are waiting

71st and Citadel, the house next door to hell
Just don't ask me how it feels
71st and Citadel you cast your spell on me
I just can't tell what is real

‘Cos you turned a city of dreaming spires
Into pollution and screaming tires
Bring the lost and homeless back to me
Welcome the widows and the orphans
Enslaved, displaced and daily tortures
The masses are yearning to be free
‘Cos Jesus said...

Bring me your sick, bring me your weak,
Bring me your poor in spirit
I'll give it all to them, a gift
The world and all that's in it.

71st and Citadel, the house next door to hell
Just don't ask me how it feels
71st and Citadel you cast your spell on me
I just can't tell what is real

You had your chance, you didn't take it
Twisted it all and tried to fake it
Tell me what you've done lately for me
I hear your weeping and your wailing
It's too late, I'm tired of waiting
Stop, stop, stop your complaining please
‘Cos Jesus said
Track Name: So Damn Lonely
Why don't you cut me? I doubt that I'll bleed
It'll make you feel better, It's just what you need

I'm turning the lights out in the hope we can see
The drunk, the depressed, the blind and the weak

If only we weren't so damn lonely
We have to pretend we're alive we're alive
If only someone would have told me
You wanted to hold me
I'd have cried
I'd have cried

Inside these four walls we pay for our sins
Are they keep them out? Or keeping us in?

Closing the curtains away from their eyes
Pretending we're perfect we practice our lies

If only we weren't so damn lonely
We have to pretend we're alive we're alive
If only someone would have told me
You wanted to hold me
I'd have cried
I'd have cried

And all the things you ever promised
Were just to help you take things from me
And at the end when I have nothing
I can't help thinking it's what you wanted
An empty house, an empty bed
There's nowhere here to lay my head
An empty house, an empty bed
There's nowhere here to lay my head

And if I grow older does it mean I've grown up
As I cry on your shoulder
I've seen more than enough
If I'm tiring of fun am I tiring of life
I smile for a moment and then wonder why

If only we weren't so damn lonely
We have to pretend we're alive we're alive
If only someone would have told me
You wanted to hold me
I'd have cried
I'd have cried
Track Name: It's Been A Long Time
I remember you from school
We weren't close
But the things we used to do
Beneath the goalposts

And time has passed us by
So we look back
With a twinkle in our eye
It wasn't all bad

To all the girls I’ll never forget
Linda, Susie, Nicola,
Karen, Anna, Samantha
Claire, Michelle and Andrea
It's been such long time, yes it’s been such a long time

I thought I'd ask you once
To the disco
But you wouldn't come with me,
I didn't think so

So I'd stand there all alone
During the slow songs
Everyone with someone else
And me with no-one

And every thought was just of you
You didn't see me
And my heart's an open book
You didn't read me

And the tragedy of youth
Is that it's fleeting
And the girls I wish I'd kissed
Would never meet me

To all the girls I’ll never forget
Linda, Susie, Nicola,
Karen, Anna, Samantha
Claire, Michelle and Andrea
It's been such long time, yes it’s been such a long time

And you'll always be to me
As you were then
And the years that in between
Haven't aged them

And your names there on the page
All became one
Memories they start to fade
And then they're all gone

To all the girls I’ll never forget
Linda, Susie, Nicola,
Karen, Anna, Samantha
Claire, Michelle and Andrea
It's been such long time, yes it’s been such a long time
Track Name: This Is For You
Give the knife to me Cindy
I know your life’s been rough
Jonathan oh Jonathan
Was my love not enough?

Stephen I saw you Friday
You didn’t look yourself
All those pills and mental ills
I’ll nurse you back to heath

Rebecca, oh Rebecca
I don't know where to start
I'd like to think it's broken
But I just don't have the heart

This is for you, this is for you
This is for you, and your brutal life

So I hope against all hope itself
And sometimes wonder why
I take the time to bother
I just feel like I should try
Track Name: Jaded
And all the flowers
Well they have died
And since you ask
I never cried
There’s so much more
Besides I’ll never tell

The things you’ve seen they count for so much
All you believe you know you can’t trust
The truth you feel is one that you can’t touch

I’m jaded I’ve seen it all before
I’m jaded don’t tell me anymore
I’m jaded already know the score
I’m just too old for this, I’m just too old for this x2

Just you and me
It’s nothing much
But then again
It’s all we’ve got
Walking out together
Fist in glove

As important as this seems to be
Years from now it’s just history
Remembered by a few
With eyes top see

I’m jaded I’ve seen it all before
I’m jaded don’t tell me anymore
I’m jaded already know the score
I’m just too old for this, I’m just too old for this x2

I’m just too old for this, I’m just too old for this
Close your eyes and make a wish
I don’t know what the difference is
Between your words and your promises
That trickle gently from your lips
I’m jaded, I’m just jaded, I’m jaded, I’m just jaded
Track Name: Has It Come To This
Has it come to this
Bloodshot eyes and clenched fists
Angry words and red mist
Once again

When you’re shouting at the kids
And you’re caught in the midst of this
It’s not what you had wished
But it never is

And our lives just ran aground
When there was no-one else around
No-one there to hear the sound of us fall apart
And when there’s nothing left to say
And we say it anyway
Cheap wine won’t take away
The pain we feel

Has it come to this?
This is yours and this is his
Broken hearts and promises
Why don’t you add it to the list
Separate beds means separate lives
Someone’s husband, someone’s wife
You bit me once, twice I was shy
And now we’ve no more tears
To cry

Has it come to this
Bloodshot eyes and clenched fists
Angry words and red mist
Once again
Track Name: Trevor Says
Trevor said he never expected
The thoughts in his head to amount to anything
Jennifer sits alone in her bedroom
Wondering why the phone never rings
Cathy thinks she wants a divorce
Her husband Jeff doesn’t know it yet
Lucia’s worked 10 years in a factory
Doesn’t see her kids
But it pays the rent

Can I paint you a picture?
Have you seen it before?
The life and the love and the loss
And yet you ask for more

Life is hard, you can pretend but anyway
How frail we are
Here tomorrow gone today
The pain’s so sharp take me, take me far away
Yet here we are
Showing off the scars we made

Edna said she never expected
To live this long but the end is nigh
The teenage years are always the hardest
Melissa texts and then wonders why

David’s waiting for life to get started
Anna wishes she had a plan
Christian sits there broken hearted
Thomas is ready to make a stand

Can I paint you a picture?
Have you seen it before?
The life and the love and the loss
And yet you ask for more

Life is hard, you can pretend but anyway
How frail we are
Here tomorrow gone today
The pain’s so sharp take me, take me far away
Track Name: One Eyed In Paradise
If your eye offends me
Then pluck it out
In the world we live in
We all fall down

In the country of the blind
The one eyed man is king
Lions led by donkeys
We live like we're asleep

One eyed in paradise
Is it warm enough
Would you like more ice?
I forgot I need to ask you twice
You like it here, you like it here
You like it here, you like it here

This paradise is what we've made it
Perfect once but now degraded
Learnt the truth learnt to betray it
The once clear vision dull and faded
Ask the builder, call the craftsman
Build our happy ever after
Bring us joy and bring us laughter
You like it here? Amen, You like it here? Amen

One eyed in paradise
Is it warm enough
Would you like more ice?
I forgot I need to ask you twice
You like it here, you like it here
You like it here, you like it here

If your ears betray you
Because you've heard too much
Let your mouth not speak the knowledge
Nor your hands reach out to touch

If your feet should keep on walking
Past the pain you can't endure
You'd like to think you're bothered
But you're never really sure

One eyed in paradise
Is it warm enough
Would you like more ice?
I forgot I need to ask you twice
You like it here, you like it here
You like it here, you like it here
Track Name: Scars & Stripes
If you don't have a reason
And your clothes aren't in season
You're an outcast
So you're standing here freezing
Cos it's so much colder outside

When you lift up the veil
On the failure that's haunted your lifetime
It's a cold wind that blows
When nobody knows you are there

Scars and stripes, scars and stripes
A thousand, a thousand nights
Now that you know it doesn't make it alright

If you can't stop the bleeding or feeling
I'll throw you a lifeline
So instead of you asking
I'll just keep on grasping at straws

And the smiles that they wear
They prepare your despair
For the last time
Though they say that they care
You can't help feeling ignored

Scars and stripes,scars and stripes
A thousand, a thousand nights
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright

The scars and stripes have made them blind
Walk away they're never kind
Don't ask them to ever feel
The don't see wounds that never heal
The scars and stripes have made them blind
Walk away they're never kind
Don't ask them to ever feel
The don't see wounds that never heal

Scars and stripes,scars and stripes
A thousand, a thousand nights
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright
Track Name: No One Asked Me
Here I go I’m upside down again
Here I go I’m the wrong way round again
And the faces of people I call friends
Are turned away, they’re turned away

Up and down away we go
Where we’ll end up no-one knows
I’d hate to think it’s all for show
But the truth is
No-one asked me

You know what happens in the end
The consequences I intend
And all the things I wish I’d said
But the truth is
No-one asked me

Watch the sun and time ticks slow again
Starts to look like things are fun again
You shake your head to disapprove
Let your hair down what’s to lose

Up and down away we go
Where we’ll end up no-one knows
I’d hate to think it’s all for show
But the truth is
No-one asked me
Track Name: You
Just as seeing is believing
Never look before you’re leaping
Tell the secrets you are keeping
Cos they keep you warm

And all the things you said that matter
All the happy ever after
And all the tears and all the laughter
Shattered after all

You try so hard to keep it in
Perhaps they’ll never know
All the depths and all the darkness
That you never get to show

You hope that life might have a meaning
Hope that you can stop the bleeding
Hope that time can bring some healing
Just to stop the pain

And all of them that left you stranded
Broken hearted empty handed
Never gave and just demanded
Well you showed them all

You try so hard to keep it in
Perhaps they’ll never know
All the depths and all the darkness
That you never get to show

I know you take this all to heart
It’s much too late things fall apart
You saw the end before the start
Prepare to suffer for your art

Just as seeing is believing
Never look before you’re leaping
Tell the secrets you are keeping
Cos they keep you warm
Track Name: The Playing Fields Of England
On the playing fields of England
There are battles won and lost
I have see them fought so many times I had almost forgot
That it's a pleasure and a honor as you go out to die
I'd do it all a thousand times
For the old school tie

So hold your head up high
So I can see you're full of pride
As you lay down your life
On the playing fields of England

Past the ranks of blue and grey
Into the old school hall
You can read the roll of honor
Or heed the distant call
Like your father before you
You'll tread a distant land
You didn't learn the first time
So now you're going back

I look in your eyes and I can see the pain
And then you ask me who's to blame
I told you it was much more than a game
On the playing fields on England

Nobody thought to question
Why you went to die
Bravely put on the uniform
And joined the end of the line
But age brings with it wisdom
But you'll never grow old to know
On the playing fields of England
You will reap what you have sown

As they fly your body homeward
Draped in your country's flag
Past lines of grieving relatives
Who know you're never coming back
On the playing fields of England
Was where you chose to play
But a generation of you
Went marching to the graving

As you lie facing the sky
I can only wonder why
You believed a pack of lies about the playing fields of England
The playing fields of England
Track Name: Scars & Stripes Bonus Track featuring Navid Eliot (Live Take)
If you don't have a reason
And your clothes aren't in season
You're an outcast
So you're standing here freezing
Cos it's so much colder outside

When you lift up the veil
On the failure that's haunted your lifetime
It's a cold wind that blows
When nobody knows you are there

Scars and stripes, scars and stripes
A thousand, a thousand nights
Now that you know it doesn't make it alright

If you can't stop the bleeding or feeling
I'll throw you a lifeline
So instead of you asking
I'll just keep on grasping at straws

And the smiles that they wear
They prepare your despair
For the last time
Though they say that they care
You can't help feeling ignored

Scars and stripes,scars and stripes
A thousand, a thousand nights
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright

The scars and stripes have made them blind
Walk away they're never kind
Don't ask them to ever feel
The don't see wounds that never heal
The scars and stripes have made them blind
Walk away they're never kind
Don't ask them to ever feel
The don't see wounds that never heal

Scars and stripes,scars and stripes
A thousand, a thousand nights
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright
Now that you know it Doesn't make it alright