Madmen

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I can tell what you've been thinking:
"That's the way that life goes"
It always happens so fast,
You have no time to relax
It’s been all that you've known
And you've been working so hard
Trying to get ahead, babe
But now the racetrack is endless
and only the reckless would run at that pace

Everybody's running, following the schedule,
Living like they're mad men
Oh, I have been there before,
I remember that pace and I don't want it again
For I can read the headlines
I know all the hard times,
I'd rather take a slow night
Where you and me can get out of here,
Out from under the fear, and follow our lives

So put away the camera,
The world don't need to see this
And you are always far too hell bent
Trying to document your life for their eyes
Babe, where has it gotten you?
Oh its nothing you can hold onto
And all the memories on your page,
Tell me when did they satisfy the call of our lives

It may seem that those who run
Much faster than the rest of us
Are the head of the class
They can only react
Searching desperately for what they lack
They can't find all the love we have

I know everybody's running,
Following the schedule,
Living like they're mad, mad men
Such a tragic device, it is how they retreat,
It is where they have lived
I respectfully decline that frantic way of life,
Girl, we should take a slow night
There's no need for the haste,
No need for that reckless waste of life
Come away from the sorrow,
Away from the noise,
To a slow, slow night.

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from 11 Escapes, released April 24, 2012

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Portland Oregon's Brave Chandeliers make music that sounds like a suicide slurpee of alternative, pop, and gospel.

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