Chestnut Road LP 2

by Chestnut Road

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The second self titled LP from France's Chestnut Road is out now on orange vinyl from Brassneck (UK), Snuffy Smiles (Japan) and PopKid (US).

All vinyl copies include a 12 page lyric booklet and copies bought from Brassneck also include a download code for the full LP.

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released March 8, 2016

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Brassneck Records Cardiff, UK

Brassneck Records began life in 2010 as a punk vinyl distro via a spare bedroom in a terraced house in Cardiff (UK). 2013 (finally) saw Brassneck attain "label" status with the release of the debut LP from Chestnut Road (technically the 3rd release on the label). ... more

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Track Name: Trial
All through the corridor
There’s a scream, I don’t know where it’s from
Reverberating on the windows
Below a dark crowd grows

They’re waiting, the absolution never comes
They’re begging the judge to be the first to fall

Surrounded and acclaimed
Lost in their fantasy of order
Now the trial has begun
The door’s closed and the guard is gone

I‘m waiting, the absolution never comes
I’m begging the judge to be the first to fall

It’s often safer to be in chains than to be free
Track Name: Shout
New Year’s Eve
Everyone showed up
The boys are starting to play
Songs I used to listen to a thousand times
And I remember
How much it makes sense to me
My brother calls my name and drags me on stage

At the time I never thought
They would change my whole life
Like the Isleys, we’re brothers now
Every dog ha his day

My whole world ended
The moment you let me down
I tried to make it up to you
But I failed.
Track Name: Handshake
Am I awake
Or am I still dreaming?
How can you call that reality?
Nothing seems to make sense
It doesn’t make sense in any way
Is someone whispering something in my head?

I feel your hand
You breathe on my neck
You got me with a simple handshake
Do not pretend
That the deal was fair
You got me with a simple handshake

Stop whispering things in my head

I keep dancing
Because you’re holding the strings
I wish we never met
And never was your puppet

Stuck behind those black hills
Where night and day look like twins
Track Name: Safety
The last day of our house
Started on the roof where we used to watch the stars
A paradise beneath an ocean
Where oppression never surrender, we gotta fight.

The world will be ours for a few hours
Until our heads get smashed on the ground
The world will be ours and we don’t want more

The last day of our house
Ended in the morning and our smiles didn’t last
Screams and anger for only weapons
Against flashballs and death

Blue lights of despair, fear waiting behind bars
Try to control us, someday your world will burn

And it will be ours for a few hours
Unless the violence is in the hand of the state
It will be ours and we don’t want your safety
Track Name: Bittersweet
You say yes
Then you smile at me.
Sure everything is gonna be alright,
But it won’t work out the way you expect.

And I wondered why
You don’t take it for what it’s like.
So don’t be shy
Even if it seems you don’t mind.

You feed your bitterness

I’m tired of trying,
Reading between the lines.
Track Name: Bridge
I wish you the best.
That’s what you said
The last time we met.
I was thinking of you the other day.
It’s been a while now.
Can’t remember well
If we were that close anyway.

And I always wondered
You’ll stay by my side
Rather than back of my mind.

Do you remember
All the time we had?
Dreaming as life passes us by.

I do think we had
The time of our life then.
I feel like having a billion stories to tell.

It’s been a while isn’t it?
Are we still the same?
A lot of water has passed under the bridge.
Seems to take us away from each other.
Track Name: Ritual
I once want to be a swan
Shine and dance all the time.
Not my destiny, they say
My murder has been such a crime.

Death on the sidewalk, abject in your eyes.
How do you value the suffering of the living ones?

I found myself being a ghost,
Phantomatic and lost forever.
Everyone fuss, that’s ok.
It’s a simple game, I would have prefer.

Yet another ritual.
Track Name: Lost In The Snow
Looking for the horizon,
I pray to get through this situation.
Hoping the best for tomorrow.
I get a grip and make sure not to let it go.

I’m lost in the snow.
Walking for a while now,
Am I going to die alone?

Feeling far away from home
Feeling the cold and he’s about to reach my house
I’m going to die, buried by the snow,
I’m off where all mortal dreams must go...
Track Name: Amused
Having a hard time to get you out of my mind.
Non-stop thinking about my imaginary life.
In this place that I can’t reach with its harbour and its bridge
We sail to cast the anchor of friendship and never lose ourselves.

Underneath the city there’s a sound.
It’s the voice o our generation, hear it loud.
You’ve got a hundred paths, do you know which one to choose?
No I just started playing the game and getting amused.

Among the ashes of my lies and frustrations
Crawling chaos is growing to drag me away from here.
In the sorcery of life, he’s the unbreakable rules
Behind the tombstone of his judgement it feels so so cold.