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Retirement

by Hannahband

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1.
Before the cracks creep / onto our foreheads and our eyes sink / all blackened and exhausted we should... See how far we can push this / touch a nerve One more lap, around the block / couldn’t hurt Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down So set in our ways we do not / notice how stubborn We have become, we cannot see / our own grey stubble Stupid metaphors about / burning the ends of candles A decade of wasted youth can get a little hard to handle Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down Let’s let / What hair / We have / Left down I couldn’t think of / anywhere I’d rather be The only time I’m happy / is when I am next to you.
2.
G morals 02:02
From the outside looking in its easy to suggest letting go, It’s hard to remove yourself when it all that you know, Mixing with the sort of people you spent years trying to escape, Begin to question the compromises you’ve had to make, One day we will all have children and force to live the same lives we did, Where is the fun in that? There is no fun in that! Just do what you want but don’t hurt anyone, Addicts have empathy you don’t have anything, It’s not accidental thats why its poisonous, If you love someone take care of them, Just do what you want but don’t hurt anyone, If you love someone take care of them, It’s not accidental thats why its poisonous, If you love someone take care of them, Just do what you want but don’t hurt anyone, If you love someone take care of them,
3.
You want the world to acknowledge / your talent and say that you’re capable You demand a seat / but bring nothing to the table, It is see through / forever fake The calculated image / you portray I can’t even pretend to be enthused I can’t even pretend to be enthused Just get your money and get out of here, just get your money and get out of here You’ve got your money now get out of here you’ve got your money now get out of here, Sing a song / sing it beautifully When you open your mouth / it means nothing to me, Sing a song / sing it beautifully When you open your mouth / it means nothing to me.
4.
I’ll worry for the both of us / I’ll over-think it all through Make plans n lock them in / seven o’clock table for two you can walk on me if the grounds hot / I’ll chew gravel for food you can leak every secret that I foolishly shared with you, because I will... I will, let you, down yes I will, I will I will Let you down, I will, let you, down yes I will, I will I will Let you down, I am human you will see I will let you down as you did to me, I am human you will see I will let you down as you did to me.
5.
I do not believe / in having no regrets I want to learn / from the fuck ups that i haven’t made yet So i wont wave my hands around / like i just don’t care won’t pretend I’m doing fine or that I’m not scared so i say, no No Regrets I’m actually looking forward to them perfecting trail and error one day i’ll be a better person, for you Can’t work out how long its been getting older / acting cleaner ‘it takes time’ or ‘time heals all’ when i say sorry i will actually mean it I will say, no No Regrets I’m actually looking forward to them perfecting trail and error one day i’ll be a better person, one day i’ll be a better person, one day i’ll say sorry n probably mean it one day i’ll be a better person, for you
6.
I search for balance without complacency I’m picking my battles a little more carefully If you work it out for me, please let me know I’m still hanging on, and i wont let go But you / I won’t give up on you Towel in hand / never giving in Trying to be fit and sorting out my life there is nothing to healthy about being alive, We try to be ethical human beings without understanding what that means, But you / I won’t give up on you Towel in hand / never giving in I just don’t wanna hurt anyone I just don’t wanna fuck it up anymore
7.
Holding on to long / a goal thats to strong Private jokes shared / fish stories compared A one in all win / for the captive grin We struggle from hi to hey / untill its time to say, I don’t know a thing about you There is no lead / now who is the stranger Cannon fodder feed / its the hay day of danger Flat line touching / needs a bump again Always much be laughing / cuz endlessly we’re friends, I don’t know a thing about you Let it all go / let it all go.
8.
Retirement 03:19
After ten years of banging / my head against the wall I have a perpetual headache and a ringing in my ears The mornings after / are getting harder / much harder than before but i still find myself waking up in my pants and shoes on strangers kitchen floor I still get the shakes / when i talk my hands fidget / my back hurts This is letting go This is letting go / instead of giving up retirement of an idea that we loved so much Cliches like ‘two to tango’ they start to ring true I have no idea what happened to me and you I still get the shakes / when i talk my hands fidget / my back hurts this is letting go We don’t need seclusion we’re lonely more than enough but i will not give you the means to hurt the things i love This is cathartic / I really need this It is so much more than / hot headed screaming This is letting go / instead of giving up retirement of an idea that we loved so much cliches like ‘two to tango’ they start to ring true I have no idea what happened to me and you
9.
trying on downsizing / working on a smaller scale my body, finally rejecting / living this way cut out the parts that make you feel sick keep the rest / keep the rest and cherish it remove the things that hurt too much keep the rest / keep the rest and show them love (forever or as long as you can) leaving behind people / i am cutting to the core separating passion / from the hot dull bores cut out the parts that make you feel sick keep the rest / keep the rest and cherish it remove the things that hurt too much keep the rest / keep the rest and show them love (forever or as long as you can) its harder than i thought / letting go of my life from before vices dig their heels in / theyre not going anywhere

about

HANNAHBAND are a primal post-punk duo out to blur the lines between pop and aggressive music.

This is an album you've been longing for without knowing it. Primal and pure, it’ll have you both tapping your feet and clenching your teeth.

You can’t help but feel cleansed after walking away.

'Retirement' is another gem from Australia’s vibrant underground music scene. Fans of Against Me!, La Dispute, Joy Division and Cloud Nothings will find much to love on 'Retirement.'

credits

released March 10, 2015

Recorded, produced and mixed by Matheson Vaughn and Benjamin Rivers at Dropout in Yarraville, Victoria, August 2014.

Mastered by Michael William Sale.

Additional vocals by Jess Locke.

Thanks to: Matt for his time and dedication. Rivers for his passion and enthusiasm. Lachlan Dale for believing in the project. Chris Horry for sharing his space with us. Ezzy for the art. And the following people for lending us gear: Fitzy, Chris Rawsthorne, Ned Claridge, and Chris Horry. Shout out to all our friends and their respective bands who continuously inspire us. XOX

Layout and Design by Erin O’Brien.

Co-released with LessTalk Records.

All songs available for download at hannahband.bandcamp.com

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