Things We Promised to Keep

by Rescue Aurora

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Brittany Flynn - Vocals
John Boles - Guitar, Backup Vocals
Cooper Heinrichs - Guitar, Backup Vocals
Lauren Baker - Bass
Jesse Hangen - Drums

"What do the words 'breathtaking,' 'stirring,' 'wild,' and 'powerful' have in common? They all perfectly describe the music on Rescue Aurora's Things We Promised to Keep. The EP is overflowing with so much energy and enthusiasm that it's impossible not to fall in love with this band. Every song is worth being heard. Through the ups and downs, from the powerfully energetic to the quiet and soulful, Rescue Aurora can do it all." - Side-line

"Things has a beautiful synthesis of aggression and intimacy that sets Rescue Aurora apart from other bands in their genre." - Shred News

"There is a pervading confidence in Things...Guitars jangle, reverberate, and roar, the drums are tight, and the bass is solid. Dual guitar lines appear everywhere, weaving through a haze of distortion, and the vocal harmonies are intricate." - Weekly Dig, Boston

"Things is a unique mix of indie-rock and singer-songwriter. Lead singer Flynn's voice is elegant, yet full of of energy and passion. The only bad thing about this album is that it is not a full length." - Scene Trash

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released 01 January 2010
Producer: Bryan Russell (The Academy Is..., Envy on the Coast, Straylight Run)
Assistant Engineer: Justin Long
Mastering: Mike Kalajian

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Track Name: Make This Real
What are we here for?
Do you know what comes next?
Or how long you've been waiting to find something just like this?
Are you sorry?
Do you mean what you say when you kiss my mouth?
Are we empty?
Am I missing the signs as you're fading out?

But you can't love me with eyes set on the door
Are you listening?
Are you listening?

CHORUS
Are you sure that you know what you need?
Are you sure you can promise?
'Cause I can't stand to say goodbye again
Are you sure that you need this enough?
Are you sure you can promise?
'Cause I can't stand to say goodbye again

How long should I stand this?
Do you care how I feel?
Is it worthless to keep trying to hard just to make this real?
If you say it, if it's yours I'll believe all your countless lies
Am I wrong to keep on racing the time 'til I know what's mine?

But you can't love me with eyes set on the door
Are you listening?
Are you listening?
You can't keep me always wanting more
Are you listening?
Are you listening?

Are you sure that you know what you need?
Are you sure you can promise?
'Cause I can't stand to say goodbye again
Are you sure that you need this enough?
Are you sure you can promise?
'Cause I can't stand to say goodbye again

Am I meant to be more than just a memory?
'Cause I wanna meet each moment as it greets you sweetly
Come to me, come to me
Come to me, come to me

Are you sure that you know what you need?
Are you sure you can promise?
'Cause I can't stand to say goodbye again
Are you sure that you need this enough?
Are you sure you can promise?
'Cause I can't stand to say goodbye again
Track Name: Until You Say So
Stay in my sight
I wanna watch you watch the sunrise
We have our days
Some skies are bright and some lack the light

You said you'd never tire of me

[Chorus:]
Tell me what to do
I won't dare to know until you say so
Don't dance around the truth
I don't wanna know the dark without you
I don't wanna know the dark without you

I kissed your back
And I keep your shape safe in my memory
I cover your tracks
Just to pretend you'd care to keep me

You said you'd never tire of me
Are you sure, dear?
I'm not ready

Make me a prize in nobody's eyes but yours
Keep screaming in my head
Keep screaming in my head
Track Name: Grand Ideas
Oh, the places that I go
To find you sleeping underneath these grand ideas that you've been faking
Oh, the things that you can't see
The way you step between the parts of me you find may be worth keeping

So let me know
So let me know

'Cause you've been trying
To keep us on the ground
Don't you know a solider can't be figured out?
Let's watch the sky come crashing down now

Oh, the words that you won't say
They keep me company
They laugh with me as you whisper, "We'll be fine here"
We'll be fine here
So let me know

'Cause you've been trying
To keep us on the ground
Don't you know a soldier can't be figured out?
We're marching towards a fight if just to hear the sound
And should we fall they'll watch the sky come crashing down

Oh, the song that's in my head
The way you sing it to me
Don't you breathe until I say you're finished
Oh, you've brought me to my knees
The way you sing it to me
Don't you breathe
Track Name: Resolve
Wait, I know I'll be okay
I know you'll hear my name

Dig your graves
A trial of bones and dust is enough to make you shudder
And rip through seams that tie us to each other
And if nothing else the dirt on your hands
Can be our story
The one that you can almost believe

[Chorus:]
Wait, I know I'll be okay
I know you'll hear my name
And feel it crawling back inside
Like fire that burns you inside through
I know you feel it
I know exactly what you are

Break him down
He'll give you what you need
He'll stifle what you've suffered
But you won't see the things he's left with me
The things that you would kill to know

I hope that one day he can see
Exactly what you are
Desperate and diseased
Exactly as you are, hopeless
I know exactly what you are, damaged
We know exactly what you are
Track Name: Things We Promised to Keep
What if everything we whispered had to be true?
What if your pillow was a polygraph and the moon a judge?
I never meant to give so much
And you never meant to break

CHORUS
I carried you through cities, towns you'll never know
I wear you on my tongue
I feel you all around me
Sing for heavy hearts undevoted
Oh, my love, don't leave us now
Oh, my love, don't leave me now

You never meant to build our future
But I saw the skyline
I never meant to give so much
And you never meant to stay
I never meant to give so much
And you never meant to stay

Oh, my love, I'm sorry we lost things we promised to keep
You know what you're leaving
You know where I'll be

I never meant to give so much
I never meant to give so much
I never meant to give so much
And you never meant to break

We smashed the city under our feet
Lose the ground if you feel me
I flooded the oceans the moment you left
I thought I had nothing
But you had much less
Lose the ground if you feel me
I swear...