future lives

by BONFIRES

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BONFIRES is a kinship between fellow grievers- the bittersweet happiness that results from burning the things you love and setting them free in the wind.

p.t. fischer (los angeles, us), johan sommarfint (helsingborg, sweden), artur knutson (helsingborg, sweden), and jean ancelet (paris, fr), met while backpacking across europe. all were escaping a crisis: p.t., a vicious breakup; johan and artur, the death of a childhood friend; and jean, the divorce of his parents. this was a record that was never supposed to be. written on trains and fields over an entire meandering spring, and finally recorded in the basement of johan and artur's house, the result is "future lives", a record of hope and melancholy, both for things happened and things yet to.

"we all live in awareness that one day, we'll look back to where we are now and it will be one or the other, nostalgia or regret. and these polaroids of where who how we will be will wilt and wane. in these ever changing, these future lives" p.t. fischer

"die young" featured on MTV's "Scream"
"headlines" featured on E's "The Royals"

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released July 15, 2017

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Track Name: flights
as for now we're all surrendering
all the homes we used to know
the only smiles that were worth remembering
were all forgotten long ago

and all the times since we last held our hands
and all the centuries in between
get us lost in all the circumstance
we'll never know what it all means

if we can't get it right what can we do
we could leave here tonight it's up to you
Track Name: die young
you
pulled your hair back from out the flames
held your dreams fast, you thought you could chase
through the backyards and neighborhoods
til you knew you did whatever you could

when you've passed by the break of day
past the streetlights that you slept away
just believe it all anyway
just believe it and you can say

no
no we will never get old
so die young.

i
knew you back when your eyes were clear
since the days when we'd just disappear
off the face of the broken earth
past the place where we couldn't get hurt

and the stars would fall from the trees
past our grass stains and bloodied knees
we believed it that it could be
we believed and you said to me

no
no we will never get old

so die young.
Track Name: future lives
i've seen these places before
i've left these faces behind
i've put my feelings on hold
have you forgotten mine
i don't know if these words are making any sense.

you kept your keys when you called
you left your worries behind
you kicked your shoes down the hall
have you forgotten mine
i don't know if these words are making any sense

when it's all, said and done.
we can fall into the sun
and we'll take what we're given
if our lives were worth living
when's it's all said and done.

we dreamed a future too far
fake kids born way too fast
we should've wished on a star
but even they don't last
i don't know that these words are making any sense

we could've painted a scene
of all the things that could be
but the best of us both
would be the death of me
i don't know that these words are making any sense
Track Name: headlines
lights and lies
fighting fires through the lost sunsets
burning bright

i have tried
to figure out the things that I should forget
don't ask why

stay a while
feel the heat of my hand on your chest
just one night

safe inside
a home made of spider's nests
still snow white
Track Name: beginnings & ends
you fools you feel
you got some living to do
you try to say it won't matter
you won't get back all the hearts
that you're giving away.

you hurt you heal
you're a prisoner too
you see your nights are in tatters
you know you can't just forget
each day after day

that's when you say, that's where i left my mind
that's what I wanted to do
that's when you say, that's where i left my mind

the cries the calls
they got a real attitude
you know the way that they wanted you to
go chasing all the words that you want them to say

you lose you laugh
you know you better come through
The ghosts have said they're all hunting for you
Hide your eyes say goodnight so you can push them away

that's when you say, that's where i left my mind
that's what I wanted to do
that's when you say, that's where i left my mind

you've been lost at sea
oh oh oh
you can't recognize your own friends

you give the fourth degree
oh oh oh
that's when you cant even fight through your defense

will you feel it's free
oh oh oh
when there's no place left to run

You can't remember the beginnings and ends
You can't remember the beginnings and ends
Track Name: hours
hours
i've been chasing the years for hours, hours
i've been living in fear for hours, hours
we could build this place of ours, ours
left without a trace for hours, hours

let it go

i've been naming names for hours, hours
i've been growing pains for hours, hours
we could have put up a fight for hours, hours
could have said goodnight for hours, hours

let it go

then the birds will come watching
all the little birds will come watching
they'll come watching, watching
singing.

i've been chasing the years for hours, hours.
Track Name: the holy wars
wake when you want to wake
you know you've slept enough
you know

make what you want to make
til you've made it up
you know you know you know

take what you want to take
you know you can't give up
you know

so you went off to fight in the holy wars.

break what you want to break
i know you well enough
you know

that you'd go off to fight in the holy wars

but i still hold on to the things we used to do.
but i still come home to the way we left us two.

but if you're missing something love,
you don't have to crawl upon your knees
the ends and ends could always
find a way to light your way back home

if i was missing something love,
you know i'd crawl over the seven seas
the ends and ends could always
find a way to light my way back home

cause i still hold on to the things we used to do.
cause i still come home to the way we left us two.
Track Name: when the world breaks down
it's getting so i can't remember nothing
all the faces fade out of view
i don't even know the places that i'm going
i've gotten lost in an attitude

i can't hear things that people are saying
i just see how their lips move
i won't even know that we've been talking
so can you tell me what's the use

when the world breaks down darling
and the sirens sound all through the place
when the world breaks down darling
i will have nothing to lose
when the world breaks down
except you