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Mark of the Beat

by Poppy Brothers

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    MARK OF THE BEAT in a jewel case with full-color, four panel insert. Includes bonus tracks "Meet Me on the Moon" and "Too Far Gone".

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when you’re as lonely as we are everything’s personal no one can stop you now you’ve got something incredible when you open up your eyes you’ll see the shape of things to come speak the new language it rolls right off the tongue you’re a new man and you’ve got something incredible when you’re as hungry as we are everything’s edible no one can stop you now you’ve got something incredible when you hear the tone speak as if you know the power that’s inside something incredible
i’ve gotta get your number you’ve got the mark of the beat was it gravitation momentum carrying me hi what’s your name you’ve got me feeling like i’m on fire moth to the flame heart of glass break in case of liar on nights and weekends in love or just friends tonight you ask “who are you” but tomorrow you’ll be saying “i do” i want to be in your plans i want to speak freely but my lips are in quicksand eyes like aquamarines sterling silver tongue and i’m stuttering hi what’s your name i’ll work it out like long division fanning the flame getting hot like nuclear fission
You + Me 03:04
i need to see the world before i get too old i need to get with you before you’re somebody else’s girl we could carry on as if we’ve known each other forever though we just met you could take me home and i could meet your mother i’ll be your best friend you and me are meant to be together forever i’m so happy you and me are meant to be but in the meantime i’m so lonely i’m not above begging for softness to get through these hard times i need to be somebody’s star or i won’t make it through the night tell me you love me don’t give up on me i know i’m mr. right i won’t control you i just want to hold you tight
One 03:10
i keep a secret from you every day no one can know the things i want to say i want to tell you about this feeling that is killing me i try to hide it but you shine the brightest light on me i’ll be your one i see you keeping other boys at bay they try to chase you but you get away but you’re done running it’s no fun when you play games with fools they’re just kids don’t fall for it because i’m falling for you
Superflu 03:27
look to your left look to your right all of you are going to die in your sleep common cold global warming bird flu swine flu tainted vaccine tainted food superflu look to your left look to your right you’re lucky just to be alive nowhere left to run nowhere left to hide i’m struggling trying to keep my spirits up i try to rest but the worrying keeps me up if i’m not rich how could i be happy if i’m not happy why would anyone love me is there going to be a future for me the people in the news say “sell sell sell the whole world’s going to hell take your kids out of school take your money from the bank throw your guns in the air we’re gonna show them what we think” wait wait please stop the madness no one’s life is perfect but it can be good if we just work at it i had a dream and you were there i was walking on air up above it all the sky started falling but you were there to break my fall i woke in a sweat heart beating i ran to the street just screaming “this can’t be how it ends”
i was flying high with no landing gear i was in too deep when the flood came and the rain poured down on me now i’m 25 and i’m still living like a child i could run if i wanted to but if you’re staying here i’m staying too til the end of the world
$$$ 01:27
do you have what you need (not at all not at all) are you living the dream (not at all not at all) come away with me (far far away) and you’ll have it all queen for a day i wasn’t even trying when i fell in love with you i wasn’t even crying when i broke your heart no time for 2 you thought there were tears in my eyes but i don’t shed tears they were dollar signs
Time Machine 03:10
she’s as fine as flour since she left me my feelings haven’t changed but now my feelings don’t fit me i try to see the bright side but sometimes a blessing in disguise is just the curse that’s been keeping me up at night so i make believe that you’re still with me i close my eyes and get in the time machine i rewind my life and watch you unpack i’d sell my soul just to bring you back but nobody’s buying so i make believe she’s the sun in summer and sweet as cake i’m cold dark and starved i’m lightyears away i make believe
i’ve been thinking about architecture and the way we would look together i could build us a house we could make it a home if you let me in you’ll never go out alone it’s been getting better since we’ve been apart your salt in my wound has only seasoned my heart you looked so sweet in your summer dress i’m so bitter i just have to confess had you known me better you would have loved me it’s been getting better since my feelings were told your smile lights lives like sunlight but my skyline’s turning gold you looked so sweet in your summer dress i’m so bitter i just have to confess it’s been getting better the ocean rises to meet the sky there’s plenty more fish in the sea for me but you’re like loch ness one of a kind girl we’re getting older it’s better to live while we’re alive won’t you walk on the water with me and turn these sour grapes into wine
tonight’s the night you’re mine you can save your kiss goodnight you can kiss your heart goodbye tonight you’ll make believe that you’re my beauty queen and i’m your prince charming i’ll be your martyr i would die for you if blood is what you want i’ll gladly give it to you the saddest part is most of it is true you held your breath for mr. right til you turned blue i’ll be your starter i’ll start a fire in you i know where you should be and i’ve got tickets for two the saddest part is none of it is true i never said i was the best but i’m the best you’ll do
Hate Me 04:50
i’m not getting the pain i’m due i said i was sorry and you said “i forgive you” why don’t you hate me of all the words i could have said i found the one that broke your heart feathers and wax and you were the sky took you to the cliff and said you could fly i held you close and i stuck the dagger in i was a nightmare you were a dream the best and the worst and nothing between i plead guilty you had my heart didn’t know it would shrink took you to the coast and knew we would sink i held you close and i stuck the dagger in i was a dog and you were a queen the best and the worst and nothing between i plead guilty
knock knock at your door it’s the man who loved you before you thought i was a goner for sure now i’m back and i’m begging for more but you don’t believe me harry houdini i’ll just disappear but i’ve got one last trick to show you that i’ll stick so i drop to one knee i need a volunteer you see it’s just an ordinary ring but it’s the one bond i can’t break i’m giving you everything
i’ve been so misunderstood you know how bad people love to tell you that you’re no good i don’t want to change the world i don’t want to start a fight i just want to take your hand and walk with you into the light meet me on the moon i’ll be waiting for you it’s taken me so long to figure out where i belong


2013's MARK OF THE BEAT is the first full-length release by the American electro-pop duo Poppy Brothers. The album features 13 tracks from the dance floor-worthy "Nights + Weekends" to the soulful "Time Machine".

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released May 28, 2013


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American electro-pop duo Poppy Brothers features brothers James Tillman and Matthew Taylor.

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