Mansbridge EP

by Mansbridge

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Robby Lester Loved FF, and this is definitely a pleasantly surprising evolution from that. Also, love the nod given to Jon Creeden on this! Favorite track: Our Ghosts.
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    Mansbridge is a punk band from Montreal, Canada. But not just any other punk band. You may recognize them from their time in Farler's Fury. After a long hiatus with Farler's Fury, Mansbridge hit us over the head with their new self-titled EP. There is no question about their sense of urgency to get back on the road and start where they left off.

    "Mansbridge’s sound is that of a mid-90s pop-punk band that grew up and decided to play serious music. Society sucks. People suck, and nothing is certain.

    Mansbridge knows this, and this idea comes out in their lyrics. “Is the perspective of harm making you restless?” Yes, Mansbridge, and there is no escape. This sentiment of constant torture and the mind’s inability to cope is echoed throughout the course of their four-song E.P." - The Arthur, The Peterborough and Trent University Independent Press

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1.
Our Ghosts 03:18
OUR GHOSTS It had nothing to do with that day’s headlines That issue just could not be unfolded right in front of my eyes A register, a bystander and the courtesy of a poorly hidden .45 An impossible love triangle where life had to pick a side Don’t ask me why my doors are locked Or what’s wrong with my face If I can’t have the space, I’ll need the time I can’t deal with this today What am I looking for? I never required your filthy services. And fuck your shady invitation, I think I’ll pass What were you thinking? Making a mess and then cowardly fleeing, leaving the premises. Sick and tired of walking on egg shells, let alone broken glass Don’t ask me why my doors are locked Don’t ask me what’s wrong with my face If I can’t have the space, I’ll need the time I can’t deal with this today This is another call to arms, to kick down those Purgatory doors Since we’re well aware that we’re not home at home anymore Let’s put down on paper an exhaustive list of what we call “our ghosts” And elaborate a plan to get back what we need the most We might fuck shit up, but it will be all right Yeah we’ll fuck shit up, but it will be all right And from the top of the Holy Mountain I breathe the open air again And I can’t help but wonder where the engineers went wrong I will burn my own bridges when the right time comes If your time is running out, doesn’t mean I have to fall This is another call to arms, to kick down those Purgatory doors Since we’re well aware that we’re not home at home anymore Let’s put down on paper an exhaustive list of what we call “our ghosts” And elaborate a plan to get back what we need the most We might fuck shit up, but it will be all right Yeah we’ll fuck shit up, but it will be all right
2.
THE PBR COLOGNE Someone got killed on the TV screen But if you opened the door, you could hear the shot While I was waiting for my entertainment, sober Protagonists paraded in confusion And unaware of the outside world And I was waited on by deception, sober Bummed out and disillusioned, I hit the streets in the rain Still struggling with the concept of not numbing the pain In the scent of candles, hands were held and raised Through strength of emotion, a soul was praised I was singing with the silent choir, sober But from all sides, shots arrived Anxiety-fueled impulse marked the night How could I just lay my head down, sober? A wounded people grasping for inner peace. Could never stop those god damn vultures in their feast So I got to a house where death is only An innocent slogan to savage beauty Oh please St-Henri, won’t you show me a good time In loyal support, hands were put together For the ones who invoked candid splendor For a minute I forgot about the PBR cologne “Don’t say we never tried”, a mantra care of the Captain It suddenly became an anthem for all of us on the wagon I’ve been looking forward to salvation Been working on a plan B to enjoy myself But the outside world is not providing me with hope Because everyone else is so hectic And they’re all self-medicating I need a new perspective, so I can finally cope
3.
RIGHT FROM THE START You cannot be numb anymore It was only a matter of time Unlocking a weight, your body is ready To feel what was triggered by your mind Do you wish you could just let go and trust? Is something making you constantly aware? Is the perspective of harm making you restless? See the catch 22 when your judgement is impaired? Of course I’ll bear with you If you ever tell me that you Don’t feel safe anywhere, anymore. But promise the kid in this picture That what was lost You’ll keep looking for If your gut decisions didn’t turn into nightmares. If this god damn city stopped falling apart. If your physical integrity was taken care of Right from the start Do you wish you could just let go and trust? Is something making you constantly aware? Is the perspective of harm making you restless? See the catch 22 when your judgement is impaired? Of course I’ll bear with you If you ever tell me that you Don’t feel safe anywhere, anymore. But promise the kid in this picture That what was lost You’ll keep looking for Why is the carpet abruptly pulled from under me? How did it come to be? How do I get relief? How do I get relief?
4.
Chest Pains 02:45
CHEST PAINS Your body is waiting for a tragedy Yet your will is urging you to go There is a million different ways you can make an escape As you watch mortality unfold You chose to never pay attention or learn from the signs When you embrace this fragile balance, solace you find Little time to rejoice when you have to pay the price Forgot about the interest rate on your life Seeking shelter for this yearning heart Yields only torture for the mind Symptoms of a weaning body Telling you of when you went so high A meticulously executed ritual There’s no neglect in all things meaningful In every single detail you anticipate transition You might solemnly comply with tradition But you’ll only go as far as the end of your chain The burden of the past, a reminder you went blind This pain in your chest like a vicious remnant The ghost of a role in a play left behind The variables of this equation may change But you can constantly rely on chest pains to shut you down Seeking shelter for this yearning heart Yields only torture for the mind Symptoms of a weaning body Telling you of when you went so high When everything has been said and all has been done Can we honestly believe and proclaim that we’ve won? It never was a competition, it’s a war against ourselves And we have to reach a cease-fire before we’re in hell. Seeking shelter for this yearning heart Yields only torture for the mind Symptoms of a weaning body Telling you of when you went so high

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released November 18, 2015

Mansbridge is: Jody, Brad, Sergei, Frank
Keys on The PBR Cologne: Marie-Hélène Choquette
Keys on Right From The Start: Edwar Noiz

Recorded by Luc Boivin at Studio Red Tube and by Francis Richard
Produced by Patrick Neary and Mansbridge

Cover Artwork by Louis-Philippe Dugré-Thibaudeau

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