Song of the Day Broken Bride by Ludo

Today it really isn’t a song of the day but an entire EP. Broken Bride by Ludo has been consistently one of my favorite albums from start to finish. I usually only buy individual songs or listen to an album on random and find songs that I like more than others, but this album is perfect from start to finish, in order. I saw this entire EP performed from beginning to end live and it was amazing, so check it out below. Songs first with the lyrics to all located below.

Song 1 : Pt. 1: Broken Bride

Song 2 : Save Our City

Song 3 : Pt. 2: Tonight’s The Night

Song 4 : Pt. 3: The Lamb and The Dragon

Song 5 : Pt. 4: Morning In May

Pt. 1: Broken Bride Lyrics: 

Fifteen years I raged against the constant sea,
The speed of light
The diagrams and haunted sleep, frozen sheets
In bed, my dreams
Your garden grave, I’d climb inside, hold your bones
And slowly die
The cooling space inside your chest, my broken bride,
You never breathed again

Circuits fail, the cosmic strings like rubber bands,
I lose control
They snap, I fall through mist to mud against my face,
The taste of blood
The world is strange, the stinking earth and giant trees
Through heavy air a demon shrieks,
What have I done,
What hell is waiting or me?

I crashed before the birth of Christ
Pterodactyls swarming
You died in 1989, want to get back
To that morning in May
Keep you in bed, never escape
Holding you close, oh oh oh oh
Listen to you breathe the evening glow of fading light
And cooling space

Like motor oil down my throat, I couldn’t speak,
I dropped the phone
The burning flares, the steam, your hair, bits of glass,
They sparkled everywhere
Like winter nights, the starts, the ice, all intertwined
To hold and keep
like petals pressed in sheets making love to moonlight
In our sleep
And now above the pits of tar, in a cave I hide
that massive, screaming thing with wings of reaper’s cloth, It’s standing just outside
I must get to my machine, I will bring you back to life
fix your ruined lungs, I’ll undo what time has done

I crashed before the birth of Christ
Pterodactyls swarming
You died in 1989, want to get back
To that morning in May
Keep you in bed, never escape
Holding you close, oh oh oh oh
Listen to you breathe the evening glow of fading light
And cooling space

I carve your sweet name into the cave,
I’m sure to die
All my strife has been in vain, the glaciers come
And wash my words away

I crashed before the birth of Christ
Pterodactyls swarming
You died in 1989, want to get back
To that morning in May
Keep you in bed, never escape
Holding you close, oh oh oh oh
Listen to you breathe the evening glow of fading light
And cooling space

Song 2 : Save Our City Lyrics

Mr. Mayor, the mission burns
the zombies are marching, they close on the square
Families are cold, look down at their souls
huddled in camps on the marble steps of City Hall
Faith in their God, that’s all they’ve got
Across the room, beyond the pane
the whole world is churning, bleeding and burning
hailstorms and ash
the moon is as blood
over the soldiers who sag in the mud

[CHORUS]
Save our city
keep our souls, Lord
through the rapture
of this world

Little boy, I’m just a man
a mere civil servant, against this tyrant God
I’ve allied with our King, salvation he brings
protecting the city against all the troops Heaven sent
but the dead walk again, this is the end
Oh I’m just a man, my time has come
Long live King Simius, may he deliver us
from this nightmare
and with a blast like the sun
his lips are unwrapped from the barrel of his gun

[CHORUS]

Fought and fell for our great king
we burned alive and boiled
the dragon, red and wrathful, calls
we rise and march once more
cursed in death, we starve for flesh
our skin is cooked and curled
we’ll eat our kin and smash them in
in Hell, we’ll grind their bones

[CHORUS]

Save our city
(Fought and fell for our great king)
Keep our souls, Lord God
(We burned alive and boiled)
Through (the mayor’s ruined head, the boy steps through the window) the rapture
(The dragon, red and wrathful calls)
of this world. (and cries out from the ledge to the people below.)
(We rise and march once more.)

Save our city (There’s a time to pray and there’s a time to fight)
(Cursed in death, we starve for flesh)
Keep our souls, Lord God (Anything can be a weapon if you’re holding it right)
(Our skin is cooked and curled)
Through the rapture (Defend what is yours, they will not take our souls)
(We’ll eat our kin and smash them in)
and so we (it’s time now to) rise and fight!

Save our city!
Keep our souls, Lord!
Rise now and fight!

Song 3 :  Pt. 2: Tonight’s The Night Lyrics

Oh baby, baby, how I lost my mind
Time is quite the killer when you’re left behind
The airbag held you ’til the engine slept
At home your pillow cooled while the willows wept

[CHORUS]
They come and go, love (Come and go, but they, but they)
But they’re all the same (d-da, d-da, da da, da da)
even big bad bad boys get scared at night
it keeps them safe (at home baby)
I’m gonna throw this rock down (gonna throw it down, let it roll)
Tonight’s the night (tonight)
I’m gonna go out, fire it up, honey (I’m gonna lose’em when I)
Gonna turn back time

Remember in the summer when I held your hand
on the southern shore, finding fossils in the sand
Oh, baby maybe someday you will find me
on that beach beside you again

[CHORUS]

Here we go!

[CHORUS]

I’m gonna save your life

Song 4 : Pt. 3: The Lamb and The Dragon

So rapid the raptors, as coursers they came
all the scratching and screaming, I barely escaped
while the fuel cells they drained far too fast, I am dragged
like worms on a hook through the hole to the blackness beyond
at the end of days, where the world bleeds and burns

The sun is black as sackcloth made of hair
the stars have fallen to the Earth, mountains tearing from the ground
look at these people hiding from the red raindrops
while earthquakes shake the broken timber of this burning town
There’s poison in the water, the ocean’s blood that’s turned to slime and gotten hard
All the fish and whales are corpes on the scab
in the darkness soldiers gnaw their tongues in pain, you see
so help me God, at the end of time they’re screaming on their knees
oh let them die! oh let them die!

[CHORUS:]
“The wrath of the Lamb!” the martyrs cry
“break the seven seals, let the horsemen ride!”
The soldiers bear the royal crest and scream into the sky
“He will come He will come! the Dragon’s on the rise!”

“The King survived though his throat was cut, they say he’s the chosen one
He leads our men from Babylon, the rebellion’s worldly son
Against the Tyrant, we have joined with him as soldiers”
He tells me this while he shakes a bit – he’s staring at his gun
The painful stings of flying things have worn away his flesh and popped his eyes
At the blackness, he lashes out and cries:
“You cowards and your wrathful God will see what power means
when the Dragon comes, His will be done, in the fires you’ll be cleaned
Oh let him rise!
Oh let him rise!”

[CHORUS]

I watched these people fall
the dragon shrieks and burns it all
I flip the circuits on, I’ve got dragons of my own
The portal glows and my machine’s destroyed

“The Traveler has saved their souls from the Destroyer of Worlds
Then why does his heart still scream? Rise and speak”
I couldn’t save her, I know she will die
But please, if I could only tell her goodbye
All I want is just one more day
that morning in May…

I’ve fought reptilian monsters
I’ve crossed a bloody sea
just to meet you here
and now i’m coming home, my dear
the light is warm, outside at dawn
the garden has no weeds, no grave beneath the tree
through the silent house, my love after all
curled up in a ball, there you are

Song 5 : Pt. 4: Morning In May

 Your sock’s on the wood floor
the moment I’d hoped for
I’m terrified to think you might be real
I curl up behind you
fit my body to yours like a shell
I smell your hair, oh love, I can’t believe you
I squeeze you to make sure you’re really here and I’m overwhelmed

[CHORUS:]
I’ve been waiting for so long
To touch you and sleep in your eyes
and now as my heart’s beating so hard
I hold on and keep you at home in my arms

They tried to console me
but you’re all the consolation I ever needed
years of smelling the clothes you left behind
The photographs that seemed so far away
I don’t need them now
you turn to me alive, awake, and blinking, baby
“Back so soon?” you ask, but I smile ’cause I never left at all

[CHORUS]

You check the clock, it’s time to go
You grab your keys and you’re out the door
I step outside and you’re waving goodbye
It’s all happening again like before
as you’re starting the car and I’m tearing inside
I knock on your window, you stop just in time
Around to the other side
I say, “Baby, I thought I’d come along for the ride.”

I’ve been waiting for so long
(Time slows, and I take your hand)
to touch you and sleep in your eyes
(I hold you as we lose control)
Together our hearts beating so hard
Hold on, baby, we’re almost home

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