Battle Bruised and Broken Hearted

by DMGM

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This is a work in progress - we'll add new tracks as we finish them. We've got loooooooooooads lined up.

As with the last album, the stuff we’re doing is all over the place stylistically. There’s NIN stomping and the odd outbreak of disco, some really squelchy electro-pop and some nods to various musical inspirations such as Faith No More, Talk Talk and The Human League.

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released February 12, 2016

David Marshall, Gary Marshall

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DMGM Glasgow, UK

DMGM are David Marshall and Gary Marshall. Yes, they're related. DMGM make poppy rock music and rocky pop music, influenced as much by Pet Shop Boys and Robyn as they are by Eels and Elbow.

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Track Name: All Messed Up
you were such a pretty thing, oh the heads were turning
you turned mine too, I followed you
I'd have followed anywhere
but now you're all messed up and going nowhere
the plans we made, the games we played
I can still remember the songs we used to sing
I remember everything
but now we're all messed up and going nowhere
we're all messed up and going nowhere

you were such a special thing, someone to believe in
we all looked up to you, I would have died for you
but now you're all messed up and going nowhere
the dreams we dreamed, so many schemes, so many ideas
we could have changed the world
we didn't do a thing
now we're all messed up and going nowhere
we're all messed up and going nowhere
Track Name: Old Man Bones
Your old man bones won't keep you home
you're going out tonight
to where the sounds are loud and the lights are bright
what do you do when the boys don't want to fight and the girls don't want to be with you?

You're invisible, man

Your sense of style unchanged by time
just in a bigger size
all the moves you do you think are smooth
you've long lost your cool
and now the boys don't want to fight and the girls don't want to be with you
bright eyes look right through

You're invisible, man
Track Name: Three Fingered Salute
I think I've lost my way again
I don't know what I'm doing
I need a reboot
A three fingered salute

So switch me off and on again
Make me feel like a new thing
It's time to wipe the slate clean
Switch me off and on again

I think I've messed it up again
Drove myself to a dead end
I'm breaking for parts
I need a restart

So switch me off and on again
Make me feel like a new thing
It's time to wipe the slate clean
Switch me off and on again
Switch me off again
Track Name: Hope and Faith
We have hope and faith
we've seen a better way
it's time to wipe the slate
and dream it up again
it's time to put our heads together
this is our chance to make it better

We have hope and faith
we have the vision thing
we need new tales to tell
we need new songs to sing
we've only got once chance, let's take it
we've dreamed a better world, let's make it
Track Name: The sun is going to shine today
In the sunshine I will find my friends
I'll apologise
make things okay again
I'm feeling better now
it's all making sense
don't feel so messed up
don't feel so useless

In the sunshine I will make amends
I will put things right
tie up the loose ends
I'm feeling better now
got it off my chest
I'm making peace now
I'm making progress

(today) I believe the sun is gonna shine

In the sunshine I am born again
I am a new book
with nothing written in
I'm feeling better now
more like myself
I'm moving on now
I'm taking slow steps

In the sunshine I remember this
the way we used to talk
the way we used to kiss
I hope you're okay
love the life you live
I hope you can forget
I hope you can forgive

(today) I believe the sun is gonna shine
Track Name: Never Lonely Again
All my friends are here with me
glass trapped they dance behind the screen
I tell a joke they repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
they give me hope when I need it, I need it, I need it
Never lonely again

I tell them almost everything
what I do hope think say feel
I tell a joke they repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
they give me hope when I need it, I need it, I need it
Never lonely again

I don't know if they're what they seem
I don't know if they're really real
I tell a joke they repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
they give me hope when I need it, I need it, I need it
Never lonely again
Track Name: One Brick
This is the place where my children played
where big plans were made
that doesn't matter to you
it's just part of the view
warm memories and happiness
this is the place I love best
but you don't care about me
I'm nobody

You stole your money and stole the sky
you took the moon one brick at a time
and you will know my name
you will know my name

Sheets of glass in a summer sky
reflections burn my eyes
but you don't care about me
I'm scenery
I walk the streets that your car shoots through
the doors locked as you do
the windows dark as can be
security

You stole your money and stole the sky
you took the moon one brick at a time
and you will know my name
you will know my name

I am not one of the one percent
but I am not insignificant
I breathe the air you do
I am a shape in your living room
a dark shadow in the evening gloom
I wait
I wait
for you
Track Name: Magic Pill
You're running from yourself
if you stop the thoughts come crowding, crowding round your head
when nothing makes you feel
your world is fraying, fraying at the seams
don't keep it to yourself
don't keep it to yourself
you're waiting for
a magic pill
a miracle that never comes
come to me
come to me
I believe
so tell me
tell me when you hurt

When everything's a mess
when nothing fits and nothing shifts
the things you can't express
when trouble's all you see ahead
no silver lining to the clouds above your head
don't keep it to yourself
don't keep it to yourself
you're waiting for
a magic pill
a miracle that never comes
come to me
come to me
I believe
so tell me
tell me when you hurt
Track Name: Battle Bruised and Broken Hearted
Procrastination kills me
engine stalls and all stops moving
it's motivation I need
a vital spark to energise me

I'm battle bruised and broken hearted
I'm going to finish what I started

Ambition terrifies me
taken on more than my back can bear
addictions make me lazy
got to get my mind and body clear