Then We Fall — EP

by Fintan

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My debut EP "Then We Fall" was recorded with the amazing producer Hugh Mackie inside of a box truck that was converted into a recording studio (which is exactly as cool as it sounds). Hugh and I spent countless hours in the truck discovering how these songs were meant to sound within our new musical landscape. Our main focus was making sure that nothing got in the way of the emotional message of the songs, so we tried to keep the arrangements as sparse as possible. We wanted them to breathe with space and simplicity.

Each song on this EP takes me back to exactly where I was when it was written and exactly how I felt at that time – whether overjoyed or heartbroken. I hope that you can hear yourself in these songs, and that they reflect your own life back as you listen. If they can make their way into your memories some day, I’ll feel like I did my job.

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released March 22, 2019

Written and produced by Fintan O'Brien and Hugh Mackie
Guitars by Joe Avio
Bass by Cormac O'Brien

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Track Name: Light Personified
The party’s dope, your friends are broke
But they all smoke your cigarettes
The candlelight is burning bright
The sun that rises in the west

Your phone is dead, you hurt your leg
Cause you fell on your way to find me
You’re always late but you look great
Baby, when you finally get beside me

How can I get so close to it
So close to the love inside me?
I tasted it but I hated it
Until you were there to guide me

My heart is bleeding like I feel on the edge of a knife
I know you mean it when you tell me you’re willing to fight
The summer’s over but our love is never-ending
Open your eyes
We’re light personified

Walk around this stupid town
The lights go down, we’re silhouettes
We know these streets and walk the beat
But secretly we kinda like it

My younger days, my foolish ways
Well, I put all of them behind me
You’re all I see, you’re a part of me
And I can’t find the words to write it

How can I get so close to it
So close to the love inside me?
I tasted it but I hated it
Until you were there to guide me

My heart is bleeding like I feel on the edge of a knife
I know you mean it when you tell me you’re willing to fight
The summer’s over but our love is never-ending
Open your eyes
We’re light personified

Walk to the edge of the earth just to wind up beside you
Love is a hell of a word but I need to describe you
I know when the night is over and you’re on my mind
I’ll run till my mind is sober, until you’ll be mine

My heart is bleeding like I feel on the edge of a knife
I know you mean it when you tell me you’re willing to fight
The summer’s over but our love is never-ending
Open your eyes
We’re light personified
Track Name: Body
You came out of nowhere, please don’t ever leave
Help me see the person that I wanna be
I want your body on mine
I want your body on mine

It gets so hard to breathe
When you’re not next to me
Funny how suddenly I need you here

Baby, you’ve been making my heart sing
Please don’t stop, and it’s love if I’m ready or not
You move your body like you know I’m caught
Tie my tongue in a million knots
You make it easy, but when it’s not,
I’ma fight, give it all that I’ve got
You best believe me, we were made for love
In the stars it was written for us
You make my heart sing

Take me through the motions
Blissful like a dream
But hellish like a nightmare
And everything between
I want your body on mine
I want your body on mine

Baby, you’ve been making my heart sing
Please don’t stop, and it’s love if I’m ready or not,
You move your body like you know I’m caught
Tie my tongue in a million knots
You make it easy, but when it’s not
I’ma fight, give it all that I’ve got
You best believe me, we were made for love
In the stars it was written for us
You make my heart sing

You don’t have to hide anymore,
You don’t have to hide what is in your heart
You don’t have to cry anymore,
Running in the rain when you fall apart
You don’t have to hide anymore,
You don’t have to hide what is in your heart
You don’t have to cry anymore, don’t you cry anymore

It gets so hard to breathe
When you’re not next to me
Funny how suddenly I need you here

Baby, you’ve been making my heart sing
Please don’t stop, and it’s love if I’m ready or not
You move your body, like you know I’m caught
Tie my tongue in a million knots
You make it easy, but when it’s not
I’ma fight, give it all that I’ve got
You best believe me, we were made for love
In the stars it was written for us
You make my heart sing
Track Name: Say It Again
We’re too young to be jaded
When the hell did we get so wise
I don’t know what our fate is
I don’t know what’s been on your mind
We’re too close to be strangers
When the hell did we get so blind
Though I know what your name is
I just wish I could get inside

You say all the right things
But you don’t say them right

Say it again
Say it again
Like you mean it

Our community’s gated
We build fences around our hearts
But our love is frustrated
And it’s reaching between the bars
Our appearance is painted
You wear a smile on the Christmas card
But our gravity’s shaking
And it’s starting to fall apart

You say all the right things
But you don’t say them right

Say it again
Say it again
Like you mean it

Like I wish I’d heard
Makes my stomach stir
Every single word
Cause the silence hurts

Welll you tell me you love me
But it’s not with your eyes
Cause you say all the right things
But you don’t say them right

Say it again
Say it again
Like you mean it

Like I wish I’d heard
Makes my stomach stir
Every single word
Cause the silence hurts
Track Name: Burn
Sometimes it’s hard to cope, she’s someone on her own
I lose my self-control the end of every day
Each pace we used to go, every road we used to roam,
She’s everywhere I turn, so let it wash away

Cause I don’t wanna hurt no more

Oh, I’m frustrated
So I’ll get wasted
No, I won’t chase it
Cause I wanna feel it burn

I watch the city birds and find it so absurd
They wander through the dirt when they could fly away
And then I ask myself, “Why am I living in the past?”
I could find somewhere else, be in a better pace

Cause I don’t wanna hurt no more

Oh, I’m frustrated
So I’ll get wasted
No, I won’t chase it
Cause I wanna feel it burn

Cause I don’t wanna hurt no more

Oh, I’m frustrated
So I’ll get wasted
No, I won’t chase it
Cause I wanna feel it burn

Yeah, I wanna feel it burn
Track Name: Headstrong
I picked you up in the dead of the night,
You looked so pretty in the stream of my headlight,
All the time that was passing us by,
You’ve been, on my mind

I drove you wild with my foot to floor,
You made me crazy in the way you did before,
After this where do you wanna go?
You said, take me home

And that was fine by me, we were out of control,
We were living in the moment it was taking us hold,
And now I can’t believe I was ever alone,
When you got me thinking maybe I don’t gotta be so headstrong

Headstrong,
Headstrong,
Headstrong,

When you pulled up, I was frozen inside,
I couldn’t see you through the stream of your headlights,
All the love we were trying to hide,
But it, blew our minds

But that was fine by me, we were out of control,
We were living in the moment it was taking us hold,
And now I can’t believe I was ever alone,
When you got me thinking maybe I don’t gotta be so headstrong

Headstrong,
Headstrong,
Headstrong,

Each little piece that makes you whole,
They make me wanna lose control,
These roads we’re driving down, I know,
I’m not scared of where they go

But that was fine by me,
You waste your time on me,
Yeah that was fine by me,
You waste your time on me

Yeah that was fine by me, we were out of control,
We were living in the moment it was taking us hold,
And now I can’t believe I was ever alone,
When you got me thinking maybe I don’t gotta be so headstrong

Headstrong,
Headstrong,
Headstrong
Track Name: Then We Fall
You always want what you’ll never have
It’s not your fault, I should blame your dad
Turn off your phone just to make you mad
I turn around and then you want me back

And I said I’d had enough, I’m finally waking up
From the fog of your broken dreams
You’ve just been hurt too much, you don’t know who to trust
But it ought to be me

Then we fall back in love
Looks like I’ll always want you
Breaking down, making up
Just like I always want to
When we fall back in love
I still thank God I found you

What do you see when you close your eyes?
Take a deep breath just to see what’s inside
Between the walls that you hide behind
I’m trying to reach where you really reside

And I said I’d had enough, I’m finally waking up
From the fog of your broken dreams
You’ve just been hurt too much, you don’t know who to trust
But it ought to be me

Then we fall back in love
Looks like I’ll always want you
Breaking down, making up
Just like I always want to
When we fall back in love
I still thank God I found you

You look at me and see your old man
I’m sorry he was never around
But I would never do you like that
Baby, let me take you by the hand

And we’ll fall back in love
Looks like I’ll always want you
Breaking down, making up
Just like I always want to

When we fall back in love
(Looks like I’ll always want you)
When we fall back in love
(Just like I always want to)

When we fall back in love
I still thank God I found you

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