Minor Characters

by Minor Characters

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released 10 November 2011

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Minor Characters Chicago, Illinois

Minor Characters is an indie act from Chicago whose music is a mixture of well-crafted songwriting, pop sensibility, and a rare earnestness that’s difficult to overlook. The resulting combination is a carefully composed sound with classic pop leanings that ends up sounding both familiar and fresh. ... more

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Track Name: Burden
Burden

Put the snow in a jar
When you’re young nothing goes to waste

Put your faith in the state
When your lungs fill with blood you run

Touch your body in a dream ignored
Make me down a pallet on your floor, a warm bed right on your floor

Won’t be a burden (a warm bed right on your floor)
Won’t be a burden (a warm bed right on your floor)
Won’t be a burden (a warm bed)

Put the gold in the ground
When you’re young nothing goes to waste

Put your faith in the state
When your lungs fill with blood you run

Touch your body in a dream ignored
Make me down a pallet on your floor, a warm bed right on your floor

Won’t be a burden (a warm bed right on your floor)
Won’t be a burden (a warm bed right on your floor)
Won’t be a burden (a warm bed right on your floor)
Won’t be a burden…
Track Name: If I Were You
If I Were You

If I were you I’d watch my mouth
(If I were you I’d watch my mouth)
I live in a room in my father’s house
I’m still just a kid in my father’s house

If I were real I’d quit my job
Do real men up and quit their jobs?
I’m only a breath in my mother’s lungs
My friend, he’s pissed, cause I broke my tongue

No one ever really talks about it
Everyone just kind of walks around it

If I were you I’d watch my mouth
(If I were you I’d watch my mouth)
I live in a room in my father’s house
I’m still just a kid in my father’s house

No one ever really talks about it
Everyone just kind of walks around it
My generation is fighting for no-one
Left with the loss from a laugh of a decade

When will you see? When will you see?
When will you see where I’m coming from?
All that we need is to know that we bleed
We are but a small family and have not the blood to waste

No one ever really talks about it
Everyone just kind of walks around it
My generation is fighting for nothing
Left with the loss from a laugh of a decade
Track Name: Come Break My Heart
Come Break My Heart

Come break my heart, break my heart again
Come break my heart, break my heart again

I really hope you weren’t serious
I hope you’re full of shit
When you told me not to lovel you anymore

Please open up, open up to me
I hate that you’ve become a memory

I really hope you weren’t honest
I hope you’re full of lies
When you told me not to love you anymore

I went to bed a drunken swirl
Toss and turn, I sweat and twirl
Cause I’m so tired of losing girls to California

Does the sun ever wish it was in the dark?

Come break my heart, break my heart again
Let you break my heart, let you break my heart again

I really hope you weren’t serious
I hope you’re full of shit
When you told me not to love you anymore

I met new friends a Godly shove
So much girls, eight starts above
But I could swear I was in love in Louisiana

Where the trumpets blow romantic everywhere
And the tubas blow romantic everywhere
And the trombones blow romantic everywhere

I went to bed a drunken swirl
Toss and turn, I sweat and twirl
Cause I’m so tired of losing girls to California
And I could swear I was in love in Louisiana
Track Name: Company Car
Company Car

Would you wanna be my lover and choke on my faults?
I could re-broaden the halls of the spring, if I was a younger man

We were drunk and by the window, wasting our time
I could re-solder my heart to this town, if I was a younger man

Are you waiting on the company car?
Pick you up from the fight at the bar?
Are you counting on the company’s dime?
Pardon you from the scene of the crime?

One thing is I’m honest as hell

Would you marry me and end this?
Buy me the house on the corner
I could re-solder my heart to that life, if I was a younger man

Are you waiting on the company car?
Pick you up from the fight at the bar?
Are you counting on the company’s dime?
Pardon you from the scene of the crime?

One thing is I’m honest as hell
Track Name: Ladders
Ladders

All around
All of my friends come from broken ground

Make it shine
Silvery Sphinx on the sides of skies

Wouldn’t die?
Wouldn’t you hang from the sides of skies?

Let me go
There’s dirt on the ground here, the silver light

Have you been moving up slowly?
Have you been moving up slowly?

Climbing up ladders
Keep climbing up lost

All around
All of my friends come from broken ground

Broken down
Tell me you’d die in the silver light

Have you been moving up slowly?
Have you been moving up slowly?

Climbing up ladders
Keep climbing up lost

Lost
(Have you been moving up slowly, moving up slowly?)
Lost
(Have you been moving up slowly, moving up slowly?)

You gotta take what’s yours
You gotta take what’s yours
You gotta take what’s yours
You gotta take what’s yours

Have you been moving up slowly? Moving up slowly…