the archer’s bows are broken lyrics – brand new

who do you carry the torch for, my young man?
do you believe in anything?
do you carry it around just to burn things down?

meet me tonight on the turnpike, my darling
cause we believe in everything
if we sweat all these debts
then we’re sure to drown
so we’ll strap ourselves up to this engine now
with our god who we found laying under the back seat.

what did you learn tonight?
you’re shouting so loud you barely joyous broken thing
you’re a voice that never sings, is what i say
you were freezing over h*ll
you were bringing on the end, you do so well
you can only blame yourself, it’s what i say

oh, order your daughters to ignore me
think that will sort me?
and sweep me under the rug?
while you’re beating with a book
everyone that book tells you to love.

there is an ember in the heart of this kiln
and it’s burning hot with love.
burning out my center till there’s nothing but dust
then rolling me with care into your cigarette
cause the god i believe in never worked on a campaign trail.

what did you learn tonight?
you’re shouting so loud you barely joyous broken thing
you’re a voice that never sings, is what i say
you were freezing over h*ll
you were bringing on the end, you do so well
you can only blame yourself, it’s what i say

who do you carry the torch for, my young man?
do you believe in anything?
do you carry it around just to burn things to the ground?

what did you learn tonight?
you’re shouting so loud you barely joyous broken thing
you’re a voice that never sings, is what i say
you were freezing over h*ll
you were bringing on the end, you do so well
you can only blame yourself, it’s what i say

feels like,
we could escape this.
i might,
throw it away,
for fear of the silver sun.

if you try,
running a maze,
of your lies,
it’s too hard to save.
you’ve thrown out every one.

/ brand new lyrics