Murder Of Gods

by Bad Ideas

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Bad Ideas' debut full-length studio album.


released February 15, 2012

Recorded in 2011 at Park Farm Studios, Leicester.
Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jamie Ward.

All words and music written by Sam Cook.

Piano accordion played by Jamie Cook.
Additional vocals by Jamie Cook, Oliver Bray, Ben Mason and Chris Mayall.

Cover artwork by Joanna Bourne.
Photography and music videos by Steven Haddock.
Package design by Steve Cardno.

Published by Bomber Music.
Copyright © 2012 Bad Ideas.
Copyright ℗ 2012 Bad Ideas.
Any unauthorised duplication, re-recording or broadcast will constitute an infringement of intellectual copyright and is prohibited.



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Bad Ideas Lincoln, UK


(2011 - 2016)

Borrowing their name from the lyrics of an old Alkaline Trio song, BAD IDEAS is a

British punk rock group that owes as much to the youthful swagger of 90’s Brit-pop groups and guitar led indie bands as it does trans-atlantic punk rock.
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Track Name: East Bound Midnight Ride
Talk of death on the line
Inconvenient suicide to halt my eastbound midnight ride.
Through bleak countryside, winter trees and power lines
I hope you sleep - I’m late to arrive

And I wonder if you were still awake
Just hanging around with all your things packed for the plane

We could get up, get up - start like we mean it
Go on, get lost and wash up on beaches and oh, if you were still awake

Approaching colours and lights turn to streets as engines die
Music in bars - busking and cars fill the night
On the back of a bike - two wheel plans you’re terrified
You’d swim with death to feel alive

And we will roam 'til the world feels like home
Track Name: Sleeping In
Cold night, bring something back.
I fell through breaking ice.
Embers of the lack you left now breathing steady air.
I'll drink from stolen glass without a care
Without a prayer.

Queen over my liver take me home
Kitchen smoke's just never thick enough to cover up bad jokes
Shut down old satellites
And now I try to find my way by the sun in the sky
Wake up, wake up, I found something to try

Dry smile for last night's sins
The morning sleeping in
Then wake up to begin again where I last forgot
Compasses and maps can get you lost and lose your heart

I found something to try with life

Do you come here a lot? I was drunk and got lost
Have you been here before?
I can't see, can you help me find the door?
Track Name: One Seven Two
We used to write letters - I couldn’t see it now.
Your friends were all strangers in that big old house.
"Neighbour's got kids - keep the noise down.
Smoking outside, clear your shit off the ground."

The boys they would stay up 'til morning came around
So they don't have to get up and didn't turn it down.
Used to walk miles before we got cars.
Holes in my shoes from walkin’ so far.

Oh, we had it better, me and you.
Never knew quite just how good we had it at 172.
We were young but we won’t forget that place.
it’s safe to say that neither will you.
Track Name: Storm At The Shaw
A winter that passed brought a storm to break the banks of my shores like I'd never seen before.
Built my house way too close to the sand. Lit a flame, let it burn to my hand.
Oh, I almost lost what I had.

Got life, got fire.
Got a healthy dose of denial to help you dream when you sleep.
To pick your feet so safely off the ground.

Judge a man when he asks questions to concern no future or past.
"Who's your god? Where's your land? What do you own?"
By your worth I have two empty hands.
Against mine I got friends that will last.
Oh, just what do your create that keeps your soul?

Won't let myself stray from the same sound that captured the soul in the dry ground, that nothing would grow from, before I found a record to save us from the ground.

Before I found a record to save us from sound.
Track Name: Sing Or Sink
Pick up your strings and sing from the heart.
Put on your shoes and walk 'til it's dark and you're lost.

Boy, sing or you'll sink
Let it out or drown in your drink
Boy, sing or you'll sink
I'm not alone
I've got friends who feel defeated on their own

The little things lost or simply ignored?
Somehow forgot with drunk morning chords

Girl, paint me a boat
Let it out 'cause, pictures, they float
Boy, draw me a rope
I've got friends who feel defeated on their own

Morning chords and fireflies.
Secret plans in lovers' lies.
Stick to the simple things you find
That save you going overboard from life.
Track Name: Disguises
Standing outside on just another night to fix the end for the year that passed her by.
Her steady eyes fix a reflection deeply clouded with disguise.

So girl, don’t let it die.
Don’t let the romance from your life subside and leave you dry.
Girl, don’t let it lie to other nights just like tonight.
Find your feet in good time.

You’d lie awake and try to take yourself away to foreign lands and lovers' hands around your waist.
My great mistake would be to stay and watch my dreaming start to fade.
Feet begin to ache.
Track Name: Comfort Medicine
No riches wait for him.
He’ll face out his battles out with nothing at the end.
He don’t mind stories missing pages.
Cover your eyes now don’t spoil the ending.
Although it’s hard to breathe.

Comfort medicine, don’t give me lies to take my sin.
Got it all wrapped up with the fingers of my friends.
I don’t need comfort medicine when I’ve got ink beneath my skin
To remind me of the places that I’ve been.
Track Name: Escapes & Exits
Escapes and exits, tunnels and bridges.
They kept us distracted on getting out before we're trapped in.
I am the smoke that circles the window.
Heaven knows what hell holds tomorrow.
The ambience will follow us home.

We'd drive through the night just to prove that the road wouldn't end. Running away with the hope to create.
Find daylight.
We're following signs that we don't understand.
Running away with the hope to create.
Find daylight.

When heat won't rise it only stays on the inside.
The longest drives will eat us all alive.
We have a joke that nobody else knows.
Set examples for ourselves to follow.
We count the miles from home.
Track Name: Murder Of Gods
Last night I found my self-assurance on trial.
Forgot what they wrote down when listing my crimes:
The murder of gods or blurring the lines?
The window from my cell reflecting the light a man who resembles my profiles sometimes.
More on the days I’m getting it right.

I lied, when I said I was that man.
I’m grey and it’s true so out of tune.
At times, when smoke clears from the headlights.
The clearest view of how you lose.

Whatever’s gone astray, we found it alight.
The best of us held up on circus display.
Drowning our sides to keep it that way.
What’s now as clear as day will last for the night.
The end of the act the tightrope will break, fall to the nets or crawl to the grave.
Track Name: A Brand New Second Attempt
Slow and considered, I mean to go on like this.
Time will fix all.
Won't see another new year inside these walls.
As resolution falls to its end.

I don't mind singing the old ones. Honey, show me the town.
Lost among strangers, we're finding our feet.
Fall asleep on the ground with no familiar sound.

Lost and inspired,
Sun lights the streets we don't know that we're too soon to call home.
We'll drink to another means to an end that we'll call a brand new second attempt.

I got it so wrong last year, picked up by the side of the road.
Tried to run from here and took off on my own.
I wrote a song last year. It didn't save my soul.
Track Name: Without A Line
Did you take the time to hide?
Sleep alone at night and feel all right?
Did you fight the tide and plan your crimes?
Cast yourself out to the sky without a line?

I got a heart that I'd love to take. It's never mine to break.
I'm left here walking you home.
So sick of how it goes.
Another night, couldn't walk away.
A mistake to stay, too drunk to let it go.
I'm sick of how it goes.

For all my lines
That romanticise the man who wanders endless ends for lonesome skies.
For everything I tried to pass her by.
But I hold my tongue and watch my feet tonight.