Burn After Writing

On The Impossible Past, The Menzingers

Contributors
Guitar, Vocals: Tom May
Guitar, Vocals, Glockenspiel: Greg Barnett
Drums: Joe Godino
Bass: Eric Keen
Lyrics

Here’s to you, the same chords that I stole
From a song that I once heard
The same melody I borrowed from the void
I’d rather observe than structure a narrative
The characters are thin, the plot does not develop
It ends where it begins
It’s on the screen, in paperbacks
In section 8 and cul de sacs
Electro haikus and drunk sonnets
Are moving me along

You cut my hair
You left red ink everywhere
Do my hands tell a story?
Is it boring?

What I’d give to force your sigh
What I’d give to see you cry
What I’d give for your caress
To see your blue cotton dress
Balled up on the floor
Certain memories are the problem
Certain drunken lines are the shame
Seven hundred miles and four years
I can’t fight the flame, it burns

Was I wishing on satellites?
Tell me how you’ve been doing that trick
I’m just wishing the flame away
Now I’m wishing the flame away

Upcoming Shows

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  1. 7.20.2019
    Portland, ME
    Aura
  2. 7.21.2019
    Woodstock, NY
    Colony
  3. 7.23.2019
    Syracuse, NY
    Lost Horizon
  4. 7.24.2019
    Buffalo, NY
    Rec Room
  5. 7.25.2019
    London, Canada
    Rum Runners

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Out 10.4.19
The Menzingers - Hello Exile

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The Menzingers

The Menzingers

Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers will release their sixth studio record Hello Exile on October 4 via Epitaph.

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Lakewood, OH + London, ON! Tickets are very low for our shows in a few weeks.
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@themenzingers

Only a few copies left of Hello Exile on limited Peacock and Sunburst vinyl variants! So we've decided to add an ex… https://t.co/4LnFTpv0mD

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@themenzingers

This place ain’t the same without you Anna
https://t.co/HIUkZnShBd

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@themenzingers

Stream our new song "Anna" on @Spotify!
Pre-order Hello Exile: https://t.co/ljWXdDphWI
https://t.co/oYEMcJXemX

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@themenzingers

We're very excited to announce that our new record Hello Exile will be out October 4th on @epitaphrecords! Pre-orde… https://t.co/H2GDb2owb2

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@themenzingers

Providence, RI! Don't miss Roadblock Music Festival on Saturday, July 27th.
Tickets - https://t.co/1wSCXde16i https://t.co/1xXFRKOUS7

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Should I head back north and run for office or what? Enough of this shit. xoxo -Tom
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