Carnival Rides

by A Bad Night For A Hero

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First single from our upcoming LP!


So we laced our hands together
and that alone just made my day
and she wants to ride The Zipper
so we step into the cage
and I can feel us getting higher
and you can see that it's not safe
but before they go and drop us
she calmly turns to kiss my face

I can't tell if the girl or the carnival rides
got me shaking inside
"Just play it cool"
I feel my heart coming upchuck
Is it good, is it bad luck
if I die in here with you?
Tell me, what's a boy to do?

So we stumble through the exit
I hear that Brandon almost died
so we climb inside the ferris wheel
to cure my fear of frightening heights
and I can see us getting higher
and you can see your house from here
A million times your lips touched mine
and that alone just made my year


I'd like to say "I love you"
but I don't want to pay
all these fees and these fines
that my heart has designed
just to keep me away,
from hurting you
I can see that you're scared of
me more than the air that
we suddenly seem to fall right through


Oh you see, well she cries when I touch her
but oh god, I love her
so what else can I do?
I could stay at arm's length like I'm clever
but oh no, I'd never
I know she loves me too

So tell me
What's a boy to do?


released May 13, 2016
Produced and recorded and Wescott Pro Audio studios
Lyrics and music written by A Bad Night For A Hero



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A Bad Night For A Hero Colorado Springs

Currently in flux, ABNFAH is a gently evolving indie baby. With acoustic and electronic music, a wider audience is targeted, and with bleeding heart lyrics, Kleenex is kept in business. Maybe a little chicken soup for your soul and/or metronomic dance disaster. As long as you're feeling something real, and it's not the urge to run to the bathroom, perhaps we can say something amazing has occurred. ... more

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