Build Break Repeat

by Ballard

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Lead single from the forthcoming Ballard album.

Build Break Repeat: Things are made to be broken these days: we demand it; industry builds it; we break it; industry builds us another.

Headline News: A noisy romp, inspired by a Chuck D comment about a nation raised to recognise riffs, soundbites and not look any deeper than that. The song is hardly deep, it's another riff-based R&B song filled with cheap slogans.

Take Good Care: Challenged to write and record an Everly Brothers-inspired song in a couple of hours. I met the challenge.

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released February 23, 2014

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Ballard Bolton, UK

Lo-fi, Sixties influenced guitar pop. Rough, ready and bloody catchy.

Photo of me by Ed Lake. Here are more of his photos: www.flickr.com/photos/eddietowers/

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Track Name: Build Break Repeat (single mix)
We can make your world brighter at the flick of a switch
We can give you solutions and they're making us rich

If you want it we can build it
If we build it you can use it
When you use it you will break it
When you break it we can build it all over again

We've got all the great thinkers, all the cash that we need
We care less of the hungry when there's lifestyles to feed

If you want it we can build it
If we build it you can use it
When you use it you will break it
When you break it we can build it all over again

Build Break Repeat Technology
Build Break Repeat Technology
Build Break Repeat Technology
Build Break Repeat Technology...
Track Name: Headline News
Read all about it, I'm in the news
Read all about it, how about you
Read all about it, I'm in the news
Read all about it, the headline news

We're a nation raised on riffs, repeated bars of four
If you really want to know the world you gotta pay a little more
Attention to the spaces that lie in between the lines
Unspoken truths, hidden agendas, signposts of our time

Read all about it, I'm in the news
Read all about it, how about you
Read all about it, I'm in the news
Read all about it, the headline news

Take a little time to see what's really going down
Don't waste your time on Candy Crush and sharing memes around
Make sure to vote the wrongs out and vote the right ones in
And realise that right is wrong, the left will always win
Track Name: Take Good Care
I'm old enough to see the signs
What's now is yours used to be mine
You've got my house and all the rest
So won't you grant me one request?

Take good care of my baby
Take good care of my girl
Take good care of her, take good care of her
Take good care of my baby, take good care

I'm sure you treat her fine enough
If you're in love then you're in love
I guess she wants you more than me
That's what she said, do you believe?

Take good care of your baby
Take good care of your girl
Take good care of her, take good care of her
Take good care of your baby, 'cause I'm watching her....