Protect Yourself

by Flat Back Four

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Flat Back Four's fourth studio E.P. The drums and rhythm guitars were recorded by Andy Dazzler at Mono in Blackburn in 2011, and the lead guitars, bass and vocals by Joe Fossard, also in Blackburn, in Spring 2012.

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released June 1, 2012

Ste Lingard: guitars and vocals
Tom Cunningham: drums
Will Atkinson: bass and vocals
Joe Watson: guitars and vocals

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Flat Back Four Saint Helens, UK

Flat Back Four are a punk band from St Helens in England, formed in 2004. They play fast, aggressive songs that combine punk and metal influences, with plenty of melody and sing-along hooks.
They released "Ste's Mum Calling" in November 2016, and celebrated with a tour taking in England, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
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Track Name: Better Days (Part II)
It’s not that I dislike this place
It’s alright, I suppose
It’s not that I disliked her company
She was nice to me, I (sort of) know

I just kinda feel I should be living far away
Enjoying Better Days, by now
Feeling like I’m twenty two though I’m turning thirty three
Living on lovehearts and bubblegum

It’s not as if I’ve got real problems
Not really big ones, anyway
It’s not as if my body is breaking down just yet
But that new scar on my chin won’t fade away

I just kinda feel I should be living far away
Singing Better Days, right now
Feeling like I’m twenty two though I’m turning thirty three
Living on lovehearts and bubblegum

I still want what I can’t have
The divine, utopia
I’m still searching for that high
No coming down, once you’ve been there
Track Name: Reach for the Sky
I’ve got a car, I’ve got a job
Looks like I’ve done okay
The pay is good, the perks are nice
Looks like I’ve made my way

Satisfaction from a job well done
Beats endless mindless toil
But it’s not enough, it never was
I’ve known it all along

Am I still the man
Who swore he’d change the world and get the girl?
Am I still the one
Who swore he’d die with no regrets, blood, sweat and tears still reaching for the sky?

No man ever died
Dreaming of the office
No man ever cried
‘Cos he didn’t have to work
All men need to dream
A dream of satisfaction
Even in the gutter, we can
Gaze up at the stars

Am I still the man
Who swore he’d change the world and get the girl?
Am I still the one
Who swore he’d die with no regrets, blood, sweat and tears still reaching for the sky?
Track Name: The Return of the Native
I walked the lonely heath amidst the mournful charms of mother nature
Serene and powerful, yet menace seemed to line her timeless face
Alone the silence soothed my soul and spoke the path I must needs take
Relentlessly I tell myself, I am not alone

I searched for what I’ve lost
In pursuit of my great desire

As night drew in, the mist came down, I realised I’d lost my careful way
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, O Lord preserve me for my fate

She lives, she breathes, at one with me
A function of her nature
Behind her smile so powerful
She knows I’ll never leave her
On Egdon Heath I found myself, but lost
The innocence of youth

The dawn kissed the horizon and reawakened hope of salvation
The sun climbed high inside me, I realised I was not alone
I closed the door in silence and thanked the Lord for my deliverance
One day, I swear, this native is going to return

She lives, she breathes, she makes me be
A function of her nature
Behind her smile so beautiful
She knows I’ll never leave her
On Egdon Heath I lost again, but swear
This native will return
Track Name: Hearts and Minds
Protect yourself
Protect the ones you love
Face the fear of the unknown
At times you have to walk alone

Protect their hearts, their minds, their souls, their lives
From the dangers at large
In this meanest of times
You know, that’s what it means to be a man

Don’t run, do your duty
Live your family love your life
No hope for the future
When even Dad won’t stick around
No glory in absentia
They’re in your blood if not your mind
Don’t run, do your duty, now

Protect your heart, your mind, your soul, your times
All the things you once hoped
You’d grow old and devoted to
The ones you love the most

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The time has come
For us to stand tall
To stand up proud
Show the world who we are
Protect your heart
Protect your mind
Protect your soul
So you can live your life

At the end of your life
You’ll know that Mother knew best

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