Before They Take Over

by Befriend the Bears

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Before They Take Over is a female fronted, multi-layered, genre defying piece with burning storytelling and haunting melodies accompanied by a three piece horn section and the occasional sounds of synth.

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released 22 January 2012

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Befriend the Bears Austin, Texas

A liberal mix of emotion & musical mess, a sound that takes you to a tripped out laser show on your grandparents back porch. Layers of colorful screams and pounding, loneliness in an overcrowded ballroom full of bears...you realize you must...befriend. Befriend the Bears takes you into their euphonious den to tell you stories of past battles won and lost. ... more

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Track Name: Jericho
As I look around me
I can't help but think
How that woman had the strength
To lower that red string

Jericho, Jericho

March around the walls
Up to seven times
All these walls crumbling down
But I will save your life

Jericho, Jericho

As I look around me
I can't help but think
How those people broke apart just after those few days

Jericho, Jericho

March around the walls
Up to seven times
All these walls crumbling down
But I will save your life

Build it higher
Feed the Fire
Build it higher
Lower that red wire

Jericho, Jericho

March around the walls
Up to seven times
All these walls crumbling down
But I will save your life

Jericho, Jericho
Track Name: Bone Dry
Walking away from a journal bone dry
For I've kept my thoughts to myself for sometime
Will it matter what I really think
Will I feel so different once that paper's covered in ink?

Will I claim it a restful place
When that stone finally reads my name
Will I feel like crying over you
When you finally reveal yourself to be true
Track Name: Stolen
Stolen

Written by: Befriend the Bears

Have you ever seen the world spinning in the silence?
Suddenly the troubles of your mind go quiet
And up there I finally found
That I never belonged on shaky ground

And don't you worry
I've always known you loved me
And I'm so sorry if I made you cry
If I could only hold your hand
One more time you'd understand
That I'm okay, I'm okay
With goodbye
Just let me live in your mind from time to time
And just smile
You know I'm only gone for a little while

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the day
With only the wrong things to say
And now your words are stolen by the time
(And they'll) surrender themselves along with mine

And don't you worry
I've always known you loved me
And I'm so sorry if I made you cry
If I could only hold your hand
One more time you'd understand
That I'm okay, I'm okay
With goodbye
Just let me live in your mind from time to time
And just smile
You know I'm only gone for a little while
Track Name: Wondering
Staring at your back can get quite lonely
When I have so many things I'll never say
I'm so tired of watching everyone else find what they're looking for
When I stay, wondering
Wondering

Will I get to see a morning like you do
Will I get to taste a kiss from you
Will I get to say that you're with me
Wondering, I'm wondering

It's like that leaf that's been blown straight to the ground
Circles and circles and circles spinning around
And it knows that it won't ever go back to the tree
And it's lost like me
Oh wondering
Wondering

Will I get to see a morning like you do
Will I get to taste a kiss from you
Will I get to say that you're with me
Wondering, I'm wondering

Wondering
Oh Wondering
Track Name: Red Lantern
You're taking my wings
And flying them for yourself without even asking
And you'll see
For the first time in a long time
I'm asking for forgiveness

A shallow heart is my only weakness
As I travel these stairs one last time
And I bare my heart into these walls
And they're screaming, oh they're screaming again