Constructive Summer

by Arterials

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released April 20, 2018

All songs written by ARTERIALS during Constructive Summer 2017. Instruments recorded by Roland Wiegner at DIE TONMEISTEREI in Oldenburg, Germany in October 2017.
Vocals recorded by Kay Petersen at MELLOTON in Hamburg, Germany in November 2017. Mixed & mastered by Roland Wiegner.

ARTERIALS is Pete, Max, Flo and Jens.

This album has been released by Gunner Records
www.gunnerrecords.com

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Punk Rock from Hamburg, Germany. Around since early 2017.

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Track Name: We All Float Down Here
we stumble along
through the thick grey smoke
with clouded minds
eyes shut scant hope
stuck in a place
we were never meant to see
while our hearts beat beat
to shake themselves free

of the chains
and the burdens we carry
from the cradle to the clay

cutting up our fingers
trying to untangle
miles and miles and miles
of rotten lies
spun for years to keep us in line
killing off what helps us realize
we’re

chained to the burdens we carry
from the cradle to the clay
breathe deep eyes wide
and hope for the dawn of day

we’re gonna prevail
we’ll make our own way

when the weight is pulling you under
no lifeline thoughts heavy as stone
try and commit this to heart
we’re in this together
you’re not alone
Track Name: Page Turner
pouring over lessons learned
paths i’ve never taken
how i’ve felt forsaken
balancing bitters
with liquid distractions

come on and pour
another cup of dissatisfaction
searing in my throat
distracting despair with 100 proof
here’s to failures and wasted youth

will i ever be happy
with the chances that i took
will i make my mark
and serve for more than just
a chapter in the book

these bitter pills
we all have to swallow
serve as a reminder
that we can’t shake
the load that we carry

all that matters now
is not giving in
doubt rots my thoughts
but hope still prevails
lightening the burden
of darkest days

will i ever be happy
with the chances that i took
will i make my mark
and serve for more than just
a chapter in the book
Track Name: Precious Souls
bright lights are all i see
piercing through the darkness
this is not for the heartless
the split seams of our cracking ribs
reveal a glimmer from inside
we’ll take it all in stride

be done with grief
be done with pain
let young love take the reign

being content with what we have
seems impossible sometimes
cherish yourself and ignore
all the hate no need to hide

we’re beautiful in every way
precious souls in the darkness
trust me and take heart kid
pulsating in your chest
is the light of a thousand stars
shed your mask step up with pride

be done with grief
be done with pain
let young love take the reign

being content with what we have
seems impossible sometimes
cherish yourself and ignore
all the hate no need to hide

no need to hide
we’ll take it all in stride
Track Name: Roll Over, Play Dead
the lake‘s cold this time of year
when you told me
things won‘t change
pinky swears each other‘s alibis
how could we let this fade away

we caught our past
right by the neck
after years of playing dead
i know we can never go back
just remember what was said

you spoke of bonds
too hard to break
well take a look at us now
once tight-knit inseparable
now all that’s left
are whispers in the dark
once tight-knit inseparable
now all that’s left
are whispers in the dark

we caught our past
right by the neck
after years of playing dead
i know we can never go back
just remember what was said

we are not who we claim to be
all we do is deceive ourselves

we caught our past
right by the neck
after years of playing dead
i know we can never go back
just remember what was said
what was said
Track Name: Reformation Day
face the storm
take off your righteous crown
you preach but never practice
dont wanna listen
i‘d rather drown
i call bullshit on your old routine
holier than thou
you keep your circle clean
paint the world a perfect gray
instead of teaching
your flock how to see
Track Name: Blood Or Water
dark chasms line
the precipices we navigate
with drops ten thousand miles deep
bound to the dance between
a common ground
and the right decision

blood or water
doesn’t matter

when do we cut the ties
that bind us to a place
when is enough enough
how many hateful words
until the cup is full
pass up the poison
or drink yourself to death

blood or water
doesn’t matter

i can’t relate
to praising fiction over facts
i’ll take the fall
instead of crawling
right along the edge

has it come – how can we
to this point – bridge the gap
where we choose – what is there
false facts – left to lose
over truth – cut the ties
no kin of mine – could feel this
this way for real

i can’t relate
to praising fiction over facts
i’ll take the fall
instead of crawling
right along the edge

opinions are well and fine
but when you turn to hatred
you’re no kin of mine
Track Name: Millstones
what makes the measure of a man
do we need to fit a worn out mold
just to comply
your roles and rules outdate reality
this macho clusterfuck
simply will not fly
it’s time to say goodbye

farewell to stay-at-home moms
to fathers ground to dust
between the millstones
of a working week
cut through the bullshit
and dare to break free

what constitutes a woman’s worth
do we still need to talk about
equal rights for all
your roles and rules outdate reality
to sift through the sludge
we must work not try
and finally say goodbye

farewell to stay-at-home moms
to fathers ground to dust
between the millstones
of a working week
cut through the bullshit
and dare to break free

oh how i wish
that songs like this
wouldn’t need to exist
but as long as the wheel still turns
we need to break the spokes
to really be free

break the spokes
and kiss this whole damn mess
goodbye

farewell to stay-at-home moms
to fathers ground to dust
between the millstones
of a working week
cut through the bullshit
and dare to break free
Track Name: King Of Lies
get set get set to break
a king of lies in friendship’s wake
shed skin and flesh along the way
brittle bones crack and decay

you slither like a snake
through the undergrowth
of your tall tales

at last you’re exposed
for the fraud that you are
you preach of peace
but always wanted war
spinning threads behind our backs
tangled up you’ll stumble
and you’ll fall

good god you’re killing me
all this time too blind to see
the half-truths that you speak
no longer cost me any sleep

at last you’re exposed
for the fraud that you are
you preach of peace
but always wanted war
spinning threads behind our backs
tangled up you’ll stumble
and you’ll fall

you will fall
Track Name: Atlas
our own reflections
aren’t our own anymore
we follow no one leads

and when we come across
real beauty in this grayscale life
we lack the clarity to realize
the color it provides

on our own alone
we build we break we fall
we try and try so hard
the strain becomes unbearable

a myriad of faces
reflected in our broken image
to piece it back together
all it takes
is a good look in the mirror

i wouldn’t mind to see you again
without the weight that you carry
like Atlas on shoulders so sore
i wouldn‘t mind to see you again
just remember
you’ll pull through after all
you‘ll pull through
Track Name: Cry Wolf
night falls
teeth like needles gleam in the dark
their blood calls
howling packs roam the streets
grinning through their fangs

everyone crying wolf
still falls prey to their cause

can you hear it
the scratching on your door
can you feel it
the stink of their breath
right down your necks

everyone crying wolf
still falls prey to their cause
it‘s high time we bite back
to show them we‘ve got the claws

we got the claws
we scream at the stars
we got the claws
we bite back
stay ahead of the pack
Track Name: The Great Deceivers
left with the choice
to stand or be silent
you tried in vain to wipe the slate
kept in such high regards
by the pack
when in truth you’re just
a bunch of rats

the false feathers
you stuck in your crown
shine in a different hue tonight
once regarded
as heralds of a cause
your words turn to ash
my disgust your applause

oh how great it must be
to be held in such grand esteem
blame your roots for your crime
in the end you fall in line

all the same

oh how great it must be
to be held in such grand esteem
blame your roots for your crime
in the end you fall in line
Track Name: Between The Gutter And The Stars
another restless night
in the shadow of this town
where i know every blade of grass
every sight and every sound
what kept me here
is long fucking gone
the bag beside my door whispers
move on

lace up your insecurities
fill your pockets with regret
ditch thoughts of hearth and home
on to brighter suns ahead

the road calls
all that counts is the answer

i roam the corridor
between the gutter and the stars
and i know this thing won’t last
but i couldn’t care less
because the pulse in my head
and in my chest
is telling me
get gone

lace up your insecurities
fill your pockets with regret
ditch thoughts of hearth and home
on to brighter suns ahead

the road calls
all that counts is the answer
your last chance
to find a way out of this mess

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