Battleships EP

by Battleships

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Marshall Lochbaum Not a fan of the sloppy screamo vocals, but there's some outstanding math-something running under them. The section at 4:30 on A Summer Serenade alone beats most bands' entire discographies. Favorite track: A Summer Serenade (Heartbeats).
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released August 28, 2011

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Track Name: Hearts Grow Cold in December (Handguns)
Why'd you have to say those words
Fuck what happened, I will be heard.

You're just some sad silouette
You're the ghost that's been haunting my head
You're the kiss that I gave you before you pushed me off the edge
I'll be sure to disgrace your name when planning my revenge
And at the end of the day, you'll pay for the life that you claimed.

Oh , please stop, please stop that screaming
Oh my god, now she's not breathing.

Why'd you have defy sound?
You say you're sorry, but it's too late now
Why'd you have to defy sound?

Hearts grow so cold in December.

I search for the stars, but only find clouds
A beautiful face corrupted by sound
I try to remember to keep my feet on the ground
You said you would be here, but where are you now?
You left me alone here to die in this town
You said you would be here, so where are you now?

I dreamt of fear and winter last night
Snow and the make up, the awkward goodbyes
Why did you say that you'd stay?
You left, and you took all the life that remained
Why?
(the part above was changed right before recordings, so I didn't know it yet and I'm just yelling nonsense.)

I still remember that look of defeat in her eyes
When she realized that she was dead, I watched her body float towards the sky.

Hearts always grow so cold in late December
So try to forget all those things I'll remember
Like blood stains and coffee
Cigarettes in bed
You used me so selfishly
I tried to stay ahead
There's no truth to your actions, so don't think I'll ever forget.

Broken
I'm broken
I'm broken now.

Can't you see our lives will fade?
Days pass by and seasons change
We'll all face our death someday
Growing weak with time and age.
Track Name: Cold Hearts Caught Fire (Romance)
I swore I'd live to see this
I lost track of time
She asks me where I'm going
I had hell in mind.

And if you make it through this
Please know that I'll be fine
Thought I could take the pressure
We'll all collapse in time.

So young and tired
Cold hearts had caught fire
A constant reminder
Of death and desire
Each mile between us
My head takes me higher
Our hearts will still beat
But it's time to retire.

My head will take the blame
Each time you throw lies at me.
My heart will die in vain
Like a ship lost in the sea.
Your sins won't go unnoticed
Each one has a price to pay.
I can't begin to rest
With these ghosts haunting me.

I woke up this morning
Oh no, not today
The deafening silence
Of hearing your name
How much more pressure
Can this body take?
It squeezes and sucks
The life out of me.

Why don't you see it
Words that you said
Destroying eachother
With fear of regret.

Why can't you see it
Now it's too late
Can't turn back the clock
You've already changed.

It's stuck in my head
That look that she gave
The signs of defeat
And choices she made
I'm tired of believing
Every word that you say
I'm begging you please
Wipe that grin of your face.

Handguns and Romance,
Heartbeats and Caskets.

My hands around her neck
I swear it was an accident
It was done and over
Before I knew what had happened
Her body's on the floor
Kicking and screaming
How much of this life
Is worth repeating
I've told you before
There's a price to pay.

Why don't you see it
Words that you said
Destroying eachother
With fear of regret.
Why can't you see it
Now it's too late
Can't turn back the clock
You've already changed.

I can't take this constant pressure
Under this winter sky.
I can't take this constant pain
I might break tonight.
Track Name: A Summer Serenade (Heartbeats)
You can run your mouth, scream out loud, but you can't take my passion
You've murdered my heart in some ill mannered fashion
In times of despair you'll always need a distraction
Today is the day I turn my thoughts into action
But I don't know how.

Today is the day I turn my thoughts into action
I'd hoped to stay clear or regret and distraction.
Today is the day I turn my thoughts into action
I'd hoped to stay clear of regret and distraction.

My plan for a summer serenade isn't too far from reach
Blood on my hands and a secret to keep
If I could just close my eyes I could get some sleep
Rid my head of the terror that you bring
To touch your skin is an infectious disease
That I can't get rid of
It's killing me
A life time of agony.

The truth and true love was never enough
To quench your thirst of my blood and guts
You promised you'd change
You turned love into hate
blah blah blah...
To rid you of that plague that let your beauty fade
The death and destruction each time you say my name
You killed this romance.

You can't fool me
Accept your fate
You screamed my name
You plant your seeds far too deep
You knew they'd be the death of me.

Death has been calling
Can't say that you're sorry
The future's apparent
There's no place to hide.
I wish that I could have stopped that curse
But now I know I'll never escape this hell on earth.
I'm caught in these flames
Your face is to blame
Your actions spoke louder
So what could I say.
I swear I'll show these demons I'm not here to stay
Redefining pride and glory until I get my way.
GOOD GOD.

It is finally here
My summer serenade
I'll count down the days
I'll make my esacape
Cast out with the tide
And lost in the sea.

Tim:
I swear I'll change
I swear I'll change things
I swear I'll change
So sick of feeling angry
I swear I'll change
I swear I'll change things
I swear I'll change
Work so hard to kill these feelings
So that I can finally breath
Rest my head and get some sleep
I need it I need it I need it I need it I need it I need it I need it
I need it I need it I need it I need it I need it I need it I need it
So I can just fucking sleep.

Mike:
Not now, not ever. (x16)

Ben: For now, forever. (x16)
Track Name: Darkness of the Daytime (Caskets)
Mike:
I'm being eaten alive
In this city full of lies
That I built of guilt and shame
There's no one to blame.

Tim:
It's such a sad reminder
Of all the life we miss
And with this constant feeling
That put our lives at risk
The absent minded decisions
Some sort of catalyst
Replace your sense of regret
With blissful ignorance.

I'm at a loss for words
Broken hearts and damaged nerves.

I'm falling, falling faster
I'm falling, expect disaster.

I can't forget that
I'm falling, falling faster
I'm falling, expect disaster.

Ben:
Was it worth it?

I'm falling, falling faster
I'm falling expect disaster.

Someone please remind me
That I'm scared of falling.

Cus I'm falling faster
Than I expected
I've thought it over
And I'm okay with it. (x2)

Do you remember
Those summer nights when
We'd watch the stars above and
We'd feel so innocent. (x2)

Cus I'm falling faster
Than I expected
I've thought it over
And I'm okay with it.

Those summer nights aren't far from sight
But I can't forget
How we'd promise ourselves we'd burn this bright
Just to see the day light.

These are the thoughts that I choose to remember
Reviewing my life just to keep it together
Constantly anxious, so scared of the weather
The measures I've taken to try and forget her
Keep asking myself how did we even get here
Her head had grown tired sometime in September
We'd fallen apart by the end of December
We laid it to rest in the cold of the winter.

Hearts grow so cold in December.
Track Name: This Song is About You, All these Songs are About You
It makes me fucking sick
Like I'm just some quick fix
So let's pretend
That this is the end
Forever
Open your eyes
Feel guilty inside
Regret it
I can't stand to fake this smile
And when the timings right
I'll show you what it's like
To be replaced. (x2)

You make me fucking sick
Like I'm just some quick fix.

What do you do?
When all that you thought to be true
Is wrong
And gone
I've lost all clear sight of my youth
For now
It's gone
It's gone
It's gone.

Ben: Ill teach you a lesson)

I have to let go of my youth
Let go
Let go
Let go.
I hate
That you
Can never admit to the truth
The truth
Blah
Blah blah
So
That I
Can live again
In innocence
Every chance that I get.

Innocence.
Every chance that I get.

Nick Ben Levi Ben
Nick Ben Levi Ben
Mike and Tim
Alex.