Future Fire

from by The Breaking

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To borrow a quote from Dave Carter, this is a song about small town saints and repressive social machinery. It's the first single from our new EP, "Gravity's Pull" featuring Meagan Grandall of Lemolo on guest vocals!


Future Fire

give me a change of scene
maybe a shot of something strong
this town will be the death of me
but I've lived here for so long
I need a fresh perspective
just beyond our mountain range
I'm not afraid of change

timber the dying industrial heart
of our fair state
coal mines the black machinery
drew poison through our veins
steelhead once ran these rivers
'til we dammed them all
it's plain we're not afraid of change
we're not afraid but

clear as a bell
(I see the fog is lifting)
in time truth will tell
(I feel the sand is shifting)
lies from the lips
(I know the tide is turning)
that betray with a kiss
(a future fire is burning)

progress sounds simple
but under the surface nothing is
look back three generations
when a man hung from this bridge
fighting for labor
we the stillborn sons of the modern age
are not afraid of change
we're not afraid but

I'm not afraid of change
I'm not afraid of change
I'm not afraid but

darling the plain and simple truth
is all men are to blame
those who don't follow through
where their hearts yearn
just serve their pain
I'm getting out of this
nowhere bound victim's history train
I'm not afraid of change


from Gravity's Pull, track released November 25, 2014



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The Breaking Portland, Oregon

The Breaking is an alternative rock band from Portland, OR. Adam Sweeney and Tim Karplus mine the rich soundscape of mid-90s guitar pop, influenced by early Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, and R.E.M.

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