Before Our Hearts Explode!

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Recorded by Colin Mahoney at the Bull House in Lawrence, Kansas.

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released August 31, 2010

Brendan Hangauer: guitar, vocals. Patrick Hangauer: bass. Kelly Hangauer: trumpet, keys, vocals. Brian Costello: drums, vocals. Steve Swyers: guitar. All lyrics: Brendan Hangauer. All music: Fourth Of July.

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Fourth Of July Lawrence, Kansas

Fourth Of July / Lawrence, KS / Releases on Range Life Records and High Dive Records/ Songs by Brendan Hangauer / Members: Brendan Hangauer, Patrick Hangauer, Brian Costello, Brendan Costello / Past Members: Kelly Hangauer, Steve Swyers, Adrianne Verhoeven, Nick Bergwell ... more

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Track Name: Friend of a Friend
did she take you by the hand
and say "he hurt me so bad don't you understand?"
did she make the move
or was it you was it you was it you
sleep on her couch
or did she make you a bed on the ground
and what happened?
some things you don't think you need to defend

well you're just a friend of a friend of a friend
and to her you're just a means to an end
and to me you're just some guy who thinks
that he could mend
her broken heart

not the best way to start, friend!
she'll use you like a bridge over the harbor
from brooklyn to manhattan
more like from me over you to whatever happens
thought i heard you laughing
in my dreams when i try to sleep and it's not helping
so i lie awake
and i yell from over a thousand miles away

that you're just a friend of a friend of a friend
and to her you're just a means to an end
and to me you're just some guy who thinks
that he could mend
her broken heart

well if i could tonight i would make her my wife
and we'd settle down, get my feet on the ground
and i'd buy her a house in the south of france
with extra rooms for kids when we felt like it
yes i would!

and i hope that i never have to see your face
and i hope that i never have to hear your name
well you're probably ok but i need someone to blame
you might say "blame yourself" but i'd say that's not the same
it's not the same!

because you're just a friend of a friend of a friend
and to her you're just a means to an end
and to me you're just some guy who thinks
that he could mend
her broken heart
Track Name: Bad Dreams (Are Only Dreams)
love
what are you dreaming of?
you're moving all around
and talking in your sleep

don't
don't wake me up
i'm right where
i want to be

i feel your heart beat
and it's so strong
such a long pause
in between

in my dreams
i dream of you
and what you will do
when i leave

don't you believe
the words i sing
and what they mean
being alone?

it's just that i'm
so busy
so many things
to do on my own

well i don't know
i don't know
i don't know
how much i can take!

it's not you
it is me
my decisions
to make

then we fall asleep
i forgot to tell you my dreams
then we fall asleep
i forgot to tell you my dreams
in one i'm falling
in one you're crying
in one there's nothing
in one there's you and me
Track Name: Providence
he loved her
then he killed her just for lust
i helped him clean his hands of all the blood
but you can never get it off

and she suffered
but she knows i loved her once
just close friends we never touched
and i don't miss her that much

his mother
she could never forgive her son
she cried "i can't believe what he has done"
used to invite her over as one

of the family
and his little brother he held her hand
he cried "i just don't understand
what kind of brother do i have?

i could never be like that"
said he'd never be like that

she loved him
then she killed him just because
you'd never believe where he was
in a crowded van with all of us

in providence
and there was nothing you could do
got to put those christian roots to some use
send him good vibes and half truths

like you waited
does that help you deal with it?
think i'd care even if you did?
you're such a courteous hypocrite

and next dinner
what's your mom gonna cook besides her words?
what are you going to eat besides yours?
as you think "hey it could be worse..."

said you'd never be like that

don't be so sure of things
not even wedding rings
Track Name: I Don't Want To Lose You
i don't want to bore you at all
i don't want to bore you at all
sometimes i'm so tired, i know
some things you just can't let go

especially when your hands are made of stone
and i hate being lonely
thanks to you, the one who shows me
that i've done something wrong

i don't want to annoy you at all
i don't want to annoy you at all
sometimes i'm so selfish, it's true
the things i say and the things i do

see i just want my hands all over you
i don't get tired of trying
or used to being tired of finding
that you want to be left alone
oh no

i don't want to lose you at all
i don't want to lose you at all
not even when i come home lost
not even if you're already gone

see i know your heart's so strong
i probably couldn't break it
and it'd take so long, i probably wouldn't make it
and i try so hard, i know you never fake it
and i just called, just to say that i know
yeah i know
oh i know
Track Name: Self Sabotage
all you pretty young things
barely dressed on halloween
same costumes are sold
same compliments are told

don't you girls get cold
don't those cat calls get old
no it wasn't me yelling
you see i'm not that bold

do you want someone to care
or just someone to hold
someone to treat you good
or someone to treat you horrible?

well that's so terrible
i used to know girls like you
irresistable
when i didn't have a clue

but now you'll never break my heart
no you'll never break my heart

she could take me by the arm
with her eyes just starving
say "this is my favorite song
i'd love it if you'd dance along"

my mind will whisper:
"sabotage yourself"
the bar will say "hey i could help"
before long everything we could have had is gone

but i'll keep holding on
with my legs and my arms
hoping that my will
is as strong as you think

she'll say "what was that supposed to mean?"
and i'll say "it could mean anything"
besides the fact
we don't talk about those kinds of things

so now you'll never break my heart
and i'll never break your heart
Track Name: Song For Meghan
think of something to say
i'll hear right after the delay
these thoughts go so fast
don't they?

i have your number
and half of your address written down
it's written on the back
of this piece of paper i carry around

like the weight in my heart
pushing my feet into the ground
knowing it wouldn't be so hard
if you were here right now

oh no i just heard that sound
i think my phone card's running out

the last words i said
that went flying across the ocean
were "my love..."

and this dead air it splits us
with a clean cut, not broken
my love...

my love...

think of something to say
i hear right after the delay
you're coming home to me in may
Track Name: Moving On
she said "i'm done with lawrence,
there's nothing there but us -
and don't try to kid yourself,
you know that's not enough.
see, i don't owe you anything
maybe i'll do some stupid things
like move to new york
and start sleeping around.
cause you know you ruined us
when you slept with that little slut"
i said "i'm so sorry love -
i thought you were gone."
oh wait, you were gone!
and you have been moving on
since the first time i saw you
the day i fell in love
fell in love

it was the day i fell in love
the day i fell in love

sometimes i'm a fucking idiot
no problem admitting it
my face, you can spit in it
as you pack your bags
if i wait forever love
can we be together love?
i said "i'm so sorry love
i thought you were gone."
oh wait you were gone
and you have been moving on
since the first time i saw you
the day i fell in love
remember you ran away from me
and i ran after you
and when i caught up with you
i held you in my arms
in my arms

i held you in my arms
i held you in my arms

but that was four years ago
you're fast and i've gotten slow
you're so young, i know
i guess thats how it goes
and my feet are concrete
that's why i can't leave
i'm stuck in this place
watching you run away
just watching you run away

i'm watching you run away
just watching you run away
Track Name: Tan Lines
what's this, you just kissed ?
well thank god for that!
forgot to mention you were pantless
might make it sound kind of bad

are you sure you didn't lose your shirt?
did he lose his?
we all know the truth hurts
but it is what it is

shut up shut up shut up
i'm trying to think
about the timeline in between
the lines of lies

did you close your eyes
as he kissed you thighs,
did you tell him what you like?
i bet it didn't come as a surprise

what's this, you're a mistress?
thought you were out of reach!
well she's asleep, he's got a long leash
and a face you can believe

wake up wake up wake up
cause i am still here
in the back of my mind
admiring your tan lines

will i ever see them again?
the lines that divide your golden skin

and i'm like oh my god
how have you been
so this is france
these are you friends
am i still your man?

cause i had a dream they sucked you in
and you seemed so different

but they were from new york
or the jersey shore
and they had you
but they wanted more
and i don't want to fight
with all these guys
the thought of losing you
makes me want to die
and i said "love is this true,
cause if it is what can i do?"
then i woke up after what you said
i was only taking up half my bed
and in the other half no one slept
i just laughed and covered my head
after what you said

cheer up cheer up cheer up
there's nothing you can do
so just sleep in the middle of your bed
like you used to

and i'll sleep with whoever i want to
Track Name: L Train
woke up in a dream state
and now i'm trying to call my lover
but she's on the L train
going underneath the water
meet my friend down at freestate
he's having one after another
not that i can't relate
but we need to take care of each other
cause it's not getting any better

woke up got my mind straight
now i'm trying to call my lover
but what could i say
although we're apart we're still together
or no one could ever replace you
but that doesn't make it easy
then i hear my friend say
"you're no match for the city
and you know that she's so pretty"
yeah i know that she's so pretty

woke up with a headache
now i'm trying to call my lover
but she's on a blind date
he's blind to the fact i ever had her
and yeah i was out late
but i slept alone in my lonely covers
she said "no way"
i said i guess it doesn't matter
it wouldn't make me feel any better
would it make you feel any better?
Track Name: Crying Shame
she doesn't care anymore
and my heart just breaks
so i flirt with these girls
just to entertain
myself and my friends
yeah my ego's so vain
or just to pretend
that it's all ok

but it's not ok!
like the sharpest pain
or like losing something
and never getting it back

what a crying shame
best thing that i ever had
and what's she doing tonight
how am i supposed to know that?

"i know you called just to spy on me
but i left my phone in a car
or on the train same thing, still got home ok
or i dropped it dancing to oldies at the bar

fine, we go out together -
me her and her older brother
and he's always around
except when you're in town

and he takes us to dance
and he buys us drinks
i'm just trying to have fun
i don't really care what you think"

i know you call just to humor me
as i pick up my phone from my bed
i love you i said as the phone went dead
fall asleep to the oldies in my head

i love you my darling
i love you so

so we love each other
what about all the others?

i love you my darling
i love you more
Track Name: Come Home
come home
baby please come home

i'm so tired of being on my own
i'm so tired of being all alone

but i know you won't...