Broken

by Fulhäst

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1.
Tired of sleeping watching red lights changing shape 
A late night turns to an early day 
If only I could see things the right way 
Maybe I would stay, maybe I would stay Choosing weird and horrible over great 
Hoping that good things will come if I wait for you 
But trying to pick the right abstract metaphor Is just like looking for needles in a haystack It can be hard to see beyond the red 
See life in yellow, after the dead 
But there's nothing really new here, just the same old games 
Another culture in a different frame There are such vibrant colours in the dark 
Black masks keep secrets just like stars
 Sleaze and passion goes hand in hand 
But the truth is always colour blind Green grass and evil ducks 
Blue skies, pushing your luck
 Brown eyes, a red demise Black mask, black gloves 
AAARGH!
2.
02:50
We've been talking about how much we hate this city
 And how easy it is to find a reason to leave
 For everything great, you find something shitty 
And there's all the obstacles that we don't really need So I sit at home twiddling my thumbs Wanting to go out and stay out late
 Every night, but I feel so old sometimes
 When I'm at work I count the hours, the minutes, the seconds until I can leave
 Five days a week, that's no way to live We've been talking about how much we love this city 
And how easy it is to find a reason to stay
 Behind the grey is something so pretty
 And there's all those friends that we have met along the way So I sit at home twiddling my thumb 
Wanting to call you and you and you 
Ask you to come out, hang out, do stuff just like when we were kids
 Build a steady stream of awesome adult memories 
Instead of sitting in the pub and talk about all the things we used to do
3.
These songs they should be shared like dirty secrets late at night 
In bedrooms, on dance floors, out of sight 
These special feelings don't belong to anyone but us 
If you do your shopping to it, the meaning has been lost Put up your lo-fi parasol so you don't get burnt 
Turn down the volume to avoid being heard
 What's the alternative when alternative's the main?
 We need to keep some songs a secret to stay sane That's why it always feels so wrong
 When the in-store radio plays one of my favourite songs
 Number crunchers, just pretending to care
 It's not theirs to share Let your lo-fi parasol protect your heart
 Songs kept in there lasts so much longer than in charts 
Let's stay away for now and return to the store
 When our feelings are not in fashion anymore Your songs, not fashion 
Your love, not fashion
 Your feelings, not fashion
 Your life, not fashion
4.
Now that I know it's working, I'm gonna take that time machine 
Head to LA this time, but I'll stick to the 70s 
I'm gonna Go-Go's to The Masque, Screamers are on tonight 
It's a better world when Tomata's alive And we'll dance all night, we'll drink until we drop 
Take acid in the gutter and we'll never ever stop
 The cops are not amused and they'll try to shut us up 
We have no faith in authority and they have no faith in us Down to the Whiskey to watch Darby crash and burn 
He's such a mess, but a lexicon devil with words 
In the Hong Kong pit there's no time to feel pain 
The Dils lead our class war to the sound of the rain And we'll dance all night, we'll drink until we drop
 Take acid in the gutter and we'll never ever stop
 The cops are not amused and they'll try to shut us up 
We have no faith in authority and they have no faith in us No faith in authority! 
No faith in authority!
 No faith in authority!
 No faith in authority!
5.
I find it hard to go to bed before midnight 
And then I still struggle to fall asleep
 My mind is buzzing like a wasp at a window
 All these first world demons are haunting me And I know things really aren't that bad
 But are they really all that great?
 And I'm forgetting what normal is supposed to feel like 
Cause I don't seem to feel much at all these days No one ever said it was easy 
And I never expected it to be 
I don't want it to be easy
 I just wanna see And I'm losing my faith in magic
 And I don't mean the David Copperfield kind 
I mean the tiny little things that never really meant anything
 But still made it so great to be alive And I get so fucking angry
 At the anger that's all around
 It's same old bullshit, people looking for scapegoats 
Cause they can't stand their own lies No one ever said it was easy 
And we should never expect it to be 
I don't want it to be easy 
I just wanna see
6.
02:21
This bed is much too big for me 
And the right-hand side gets awfully cold 
I hog all the pillows and the duvet as well 
And I miss how you're not here to tell me off Staring at the records and movies and books
 Trying to remember who bought what for who 
I need to box up my life, but where do I begin
 When the only thing I can think about is how much I miss your skin Your skin, I miss your skin Boxes and boxes of photographs
 Snapshots of happy days
 And even if now is all about the sad
 Good memories are things you should never erase And even if I like their new shade of brown
 I'm sure the plants will be glad to see you go
 Their green will return when they hear you sing 
I'll be somewhere else missing your skin Your skin, I miss your skin
7.
Walked through the old neighbourhood 
It felt so good, memories of how things used to be Washed over me 
And at the top of the hill I thought 'fuck, I miss this view'
 Standing there I thought 'fuck, I miss you' Looked through the window of our old flat
 New people, writing love songs on their guitars
 And I wonder if there are
 Any signs at all of us left in that place 
Or if our past presence has been totally erased And I thought of all the cute and nerdy things we did
 And I thought of all the fun and dirty things we did
 And for a second I forgot all the sad and hurty things
 We're doing now Still leaning against the wall
 The Star Flyer, I bought when you turned 25 
It was a bit too small to ride 
I'm sure there's a metaphor in there about you and me 
And I wonder how long people will just leave it be 

Tried to get up on the roof
 The door was locked, thought about ringing our old neighbour 
Ask for a small favour 
To relive days of drinking wine and killing radio stars
 Stephen Hawking and watching fireworks in the dark And I thought of all the cute and nerdy things we did 
And I thought of all the fun and dirty things we did
 And for a second I forgot all the sad and hurty things
 We're doing now
8.
02:11
I wonder where we lost it and why
 This time we didn't even bother to look for it 
Instead we just let it die 
Like it never really meant anything It was late I was expecting your call
 To keep you from worrying about the ferry 
Now you were crying on top of it all 
And despite of what you said, I felt sorry for you 2392 days I didn't see it coming , at least not then A single sentence have never felt so long
 I was just looking forward to seeing you again 
I didn't realise things were so horribly wrong This was new, but still the same 
Sure, we've had our problems before
 Bottling up, directing the blame
 Your own flaws are so easy to ignore 2392 days The other times I had done the fighting
 For something I knew could be so good
 This time I figured it was up to you
 To fight and I really hoped you would But instead we just let it be awkward
 We left it so hopelessly sad 
Sharing a bed with an invisible wall
 Just letting a good thing go bad 2392 days
9.

about

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 hideous –unsightly – ugly
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The same old story: Boy meets girl and they fall in love. Six years pass. Girl leaves boy. Boy takes his Game Boy and guitar and makes a record. This is it.
Fulhäst is Nik. He is feeling fine these days, thanks for asking.
Fulhäst plays lo-fi Gameboy pop-punk about movies, heartbreak and stuff. All the songs on Broken are presented in the order they were written (and recorded). The songs on side A were written between July and November 2012 and the songs on side B in December 2012 and early January 2013. Six months of watching a long-term relationship go from alright, turn sour and eventually die.
The album was recorded and mixed by Darren Hayman in Walthamstow over a nine hour period in January 2013

Nik uses an old Game Boy DMG-01 (for you non-geeks, that's the old big one, originally released in 1989) and a software called LSDJ (Little Sound DJ) to make his music.
Up until recently Nik mainly wrote songs about weird movies. Then bad things happened and he needed to find an outlet for all the shit going on in his head. If you're into extremely obscure and virtually unheard-of indiepop bands, you might remember him as one half of Moustache Of Insanity, whose 'Album Of Death' was release on blood-red vinyl by Fika Recordings in the summer of 2011. The first Fulhäst effort, the EP Down The Deuce, was released in the summer of 2012. The extremely limited (100 copies) cassettes in handmade Gameboy-shaped cases sold out within weeks.

Other Fulhäst releases:
What Do You See? shop.fikarecordings.com/album/what-do-you-see
Down The Deuce fulhast.fikarecordings.com/album/down-the-deuce

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released July 29, 2013

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