Burning Brooklyn

Burning Brooklyn

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandAlternativeRock

“...one of the best unsigned Australian alternative-rock bands I’ve heard in a while... These tracks manage to encapsulate elements of both pop-punk and hardcore smoothly and almost effortlessly. Look out for these guys – they’re something to watch.” – Kill Your Stereo.

Biography

All things considered, 2009 was a pretty good year for Burning Brooklyn.

Since coming together in October of ‘08, they’ve wasted no time ticking all the boxes of a successful unsigned act.

Before releasing their debut EP, Burning Brooklyn saw their first single Half Past Easy played regularly on Australia's Triple J Radio via "Short Fast Loud." Now that the EP, Where the Heart Stops has dropped, radio play has extended to the JJJ's "Home and Hosed" and Triple M Sydney.

The band has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with international acts like Haste the Day (USA), Blessed by a Broken Heart (CAN) and Fear Before (USA) – all before their first birthday.

Influenced by bands like Taking Back Sunday, Anberlin and Saosin, Burning Brooklyn’s sound combines the guts of great rock music with catchy melodies, a recipe that has proved successful with a range of gig-goers. They’ve quickly been branded with a reputation for one of the tightest and most dynamic live shows the local scene has to offer.

Far from resting on their laurels, the band have just completed a 17 date tour of the east coast and are now hitting the studio again to release their brand new single, in May 2010 - so get excited!

Lyrics

Where The Heart Stops

Written By: Burning Brooklyn

If you swear you’re calm then there is no reason to shout. I don’t care, It’s my life and I’m telling you to stay the f*ck out, you’ll never figure me out. I know you’re trying more than I’m trying. Through all the oceans that you’re crying. Hand in hand we’re swept away. I know you’re trying more than I’m trying. These empty promises you’re buying. Sorry my heart stopped today. You told me, I broke down speeding behind the wheel, need something to break down all of this pain that I feel, wish this wasn’t real, pull me away, drag me away, take me away. I know you’re trying more than I’m trying. Through all the oceans that you’re crying. Hand in hand we’re swept away. I know you’re trying more than I’m trying. These empty promises you’re buying. Sorry my heart stopped today.

The Straw That Broke My Back

Written By: Burning Brooklyn

The end has been building right from the start

(You told the truth but it doesn’t mean a thing anymore)

Too late your actions revealed they strangled my heart

We won’t let this slide

We won’t let this slip away

Arms folded, broken and sore
(It’s not the only thing)

This will repeat no more

This was the last straw
(I’ll just let you keep)

That broke my back
(The benefit of my doubt)


You’re dropping bombshells on me I’m falling downhill
(You told the truth but it doesn’t mean a thing anymore)

You brought the weight of the world on my shoulders

And I can’t stand still

We won’t let this slide

We won’t let this slip away

Arms folded, broken and sore
(It’s not the only thing)

This will repeat no more

This was the last straw
(I’ll just let you keep)

That broke my back
(The benefit of my doubt)

You wanted to fly you wanted it all

But with your glory you ensured our fall

And at the end of the day you are wearing me down

People don’t change
(You told the truth)

Don’t ever change
(But it doesn’t mean a thing anymore)

Half Past Easy

Written By: Burning Brooklyn

The way your hand is gently placed on my back

Makes me think you’ve fallen neatly into my trap

Causing this heart attack

Running head first into traffic there’s no way back

Making moves a million times in advance

Does it bother you that I never gave you a real chance?

Blinding your bad judgement

I now have you right where I want you at last

Do you want me to be?

Everything that you always dreamed (Do you want to, you want to)

Breaking into your heart to feel (Do you want to, you want to)

Let down your guard (Do you want to, you want to)

Let down your guard

Breaking your heart just to feel, anything

It’s about time that I let you in

On this secret little game you just can’t win

Punish me for this sin

I need to get right out of here this segment is set to end

Do you want me to be?

Everything that you always dreamed (Do you want to, you want to)

Breaking into your heart to feel (Do you want to, you want to)

Let down your guard (Do you want to, you want to)

Let down your guard

Breaking your heart just to feel, anything

The Raven

Written By: Burning Brooklyn

Well I’m telling you this tale

Of all the times we’ve tried and failed

Do you remember?

This tragic cliché

Of maybes and come what mays

This dimming ember

While you’re tearing out my tongue

Can you face what we’ve become?

Will you swallow me whole?

Down the barrel of this gun

Will you turn around and run

Are you ready to let go?

With one chance to resolve

My promise to you I’ve told

A chilled reception

What have we become?

Destructive you care for none

I’m no exception

Danger is near

I sense your fear

It’s too, too late

Get the f*ck away X 2

While you’re tearing out my tongue

Can you face what we’ve become?

Will you swallow me whole?

Down the barrel of this gun

Will you turn around and run

Are you ready to let go?

We smother (we smother)

One another (one another)

When will we discover

We fell from grace
(we fell from grace)

We smother

One another

We fell from grace

While you’re tearing out my tongue

Can you face what we’ve become?

Will you swallow me whole?

Down the barrel of this gun

Will you turn around and run

Are you ready to let go?

Sleepless

Written By: Burning Brooklyn

They say you never miss your water til the well runs dry

The glass is empty but you still don’t call me, why?

You don’t call me, why?

You always told me the best things in life aren’t free

You took the easy way out, how does that look to me?

Look to me? (I’ve got to know)

I’ll never find that place to go (I’ve got to know)

To just forget you (I’ve got to know)

There’s too much time to wonder why (I’ve got to know)

You never said goodbye

You made a lot of mistakes that you couldn’t make right

Even superheroes fail yet they stand and fight

They stand and fight

You blamed the heartache and all those sleepless nights

But that’s no excuse to go and take your life

Take your life? (I’ve got to know)

I’ll never find that place to go (I’ve got to know)

To just forget you (I’ve got to know)

There’s too much time to wonder why (I’ve got to know)

You never said goodbye

(They took you down from the tallest tree oh)

(You’ll never know what you mean to me right now)

Your Introduction

Written By: Burning Brooklyn

We’re in this til the end tonight

A final chance to make this right

To set this right

Nothing is certain, we can only try

And your lies slip through for the last time

This is the start

This is where we begin to pull strings from your heart

Listen up so you know

We will not let go


Here’s your escape from the alone

Your introduction set in stone

It’s time to go

We’ll take you by the hand and heart tonight

And you’re breaking through for the first time

(Breaking through, breaking through for me)

This is the start

This is where we begin to pull strings from your heart

Listen up so you know

We will not let go

We will not let go

Until it’s through

Discography

EP: Where The Heart Stops | 6 Track Release 2009.

1. Where The Heart Stops
2. Half Past Easy
3. The Straw That Broke My Back
4. Your Introduction
5. The Raven
6. Sleepless

"Half Past Easy" - National Airplay via Triple J and Triple M Sydney Australia.

NEW Single planned for release via itunes May 2010.

Set List

1. Where The Heart Stops
2. Half Past Easy
3. Time Will Tell
4. Your Introduction
5. Sleepless
6. The Raven
7. These Walls
8. I Hate Liars To Tell You The Truth

9. Sometimes cover 'You're So Last Summer' by Taking Back Sunday

45 Minute Set.