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. 1.25.2020
    Hamburg, Germany
    Gruenspan
  2. 1.26.2020
    Berlin, Germany
    BI NUU
  3. 1.28.2020
    Vienna, Austria
    WuK
  4. 1.29.2020
    Zürich, Switzerland
    Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo
  5. 1.30.2020
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Universum

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New @SpanishLuvSongs! Come see them with us on our Euro Tour this month. https://t.co/MwRwvUU4Ex

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Playing a special full band set of songs we don’t typically play live in honor of our dear friend Spencer. Tickets… https://t.co/HWZqlLEnRj

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The Menzingers

The Menzingers

Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers' sixth studio record Hello Exile is available now via Epitaph.

The album arrives as the follow-up to the band’s ...

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Our European tour starts this weekend with @SpanishLuvSongs and @mannequinpussy! Hope to see you there!
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Our European tour starts this weekend with @SpanishLuvSongs and @mannequinpussy! Hope to see you there!
Tickets:… https://t.co/Tn2H9oTWmM

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Bunch of leftover tour merch added to the webstore. Also added the leftover Hello Exile Tour Variant LPs. These won… https://t.co/24HIgaISLc

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Next week we start our Euro Tour with @SpanishLuvSongs and @mannequinpussy. Get your tickets and we’ll see you out… https://t.co/58qPAmBaYs

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@themenzingers

Our European tour starts this weekend with @SpanishLuvSongs and @mannequinpussy! Hope to see you there!
Tickets:… https://t.co/Tn2H9oTWmM

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@themenzingers

Bunch of leftover tour merch added to the webstore. Also added the leftover Hello Exile Tour Variant LPs. These won… https://t.co/24HIgaISLc

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@themenzingers

Next week we start our Euro Tour with @SpanishLuvSongs and @mannequinpussy. Get your tickets and we’ll see you out… https://t.co/58qPAmBaYs

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@themenzingers

New @SpanishLuvSongs! Come see them with us on our Euro Tour this month. https://t.co/MwRwvUU4Ex

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@themenzingers

Playing a special full band set of songs we don’t typically play live in honor of our dear friend Spencer. Tickets… https://t.co/HWZqlLEnRj

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Hello Exile is in @KerrangMagazine's ‘50 Albums That Set Your World Ablaze’ in the new issue! https://t.co/zPUlcGvuwT

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