so hard it hurts

by HALFPRICE

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So Hard it Hurts is the culmination of almost two decades of songwriting, and features some of the best work of the band to date.

So Hard it hurts is a split album with Cape Town punk rock band Alive at Midnight. The songs featured here are only the Half Price tracks as well as the song So Hard It Hurts which is a collab between the two bands.

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released October 29, 2018

Half Price and Alive at Midnight

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HALFPRICE Cape Town, South Africa

Half Price is a Non-Profit Party-Punk band from Cape Town, South Africa. Since their start in 2001 they have over 25 national tours, eight international tours as well as six full length albums and one ‘best of’ album under their belt.

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Track Name: Worker Bees
Worker bees can fly away, and the drones can leave
Remember that, the Queen is their slave
The higher you fly, the farther you fall
The worlds lost its faith, in humanity
Our ignorance wont set us free
What kind of sick world, will we leave behind?
When you feel like letting go, just let it go
When you feel like letting go, just let it go
You need to give it time, you need to lose control
Again and again, until the day we die
Inspiration. Till its under your skin
When you feel like letting go, just let it go
When you feel like letting go, just let it go
So, you thought that you could rule the world
But you were just a cog, inside of a machine
Then you woke up, you finally felt alive
Its hard to find what we’re searching for
I cant remember what it is we’ve lost
When we were young we chose our own path
When you feel like letting go, just let it go
When you feel like letting go, just let it go
Track Name: Southbound
Tucked away on a south bound train and I loved hitchhiking over the big mountain. I dig deep in my memories, the good life I have lived
In the bank I got no currency and the friends I made man they set me free
I’m looking back on how it used to be, these are my memories

It reminds me of being young
It reminds me of being young

Every Friday afternoon, with 2 pints in our pockets we head to the practice room And when the music hits We don’t feel no pain at all
In my heart I felt, what I knew was true Back then I did not know about the great wide world Traveled to the ends of the earth, these are my memories

It reminds me of being young
It reminds me of being young
Track Name: Safe Harbours
What are you searching for tonight?
I’m looking for a place to sleep tonight
So I can wake up early, be the first one out
So I can wake up early, be the first one out
Al‘most everyone has their own story
But everyone needs release
Al‘most everyone has their own story
And everyone needs

In 20 years from now you will be more disappointed
By things you didn’t do than the one you did
Throw off the bowlines sail away
Throw off the bowlines sail away

Black sand beachbreaks in Mexico
Huevos, Rancheros el pinto
We left the city lights so far behind
We left the city lights so far behind
Waiting for the midnight train
To take us far across the earth
Waiting for the midnight train
To take us far across

What are you searching for tonight?
What are you searching for tonight?
I’m looking for a place to call my own
Everybody’s waiting, waiting
I’m looking for a place to call my own

So cast of the bowlines Sail away from this I know, some place I gotta go So cast of the bowlines Sail away from this I know, some place I gotta go

So far behind So far behind So far behind
We left the city lights so far behind
Track Name: Friends and Family
I been drinking, with my friends and family
I’ve been drinking, sometimes it’s just me
So I ask all of you to look deep inside of your hearts
And take you back, to what we felt, we felt, right at the start
The love we share and our music is true
It’s the feeling inside of me, and you
I been drinking, with my friends and family
I’ve been drinking, sometimes it’s just me
My own team with my own rules
Sometimes I win and sometimes you lose
My own team with my own rules sometimes I win, but you still lose
Another one of those days, its been a long month but I got laid
I got laid, did you hear me say
That I just got laid yeah I got lai yeah I got laid laid ladyed
This girl took me home with her last night
It was pretty amazing we made it last all night
Inside her bed when she tried to take my pants off
And that’s when I said, What did you say homo? I said yeah
I been drinking, with my friends and family
I’ve been drinking, sometimes it’s just me
Track Name: Burning Out
We’re burning, We’re burning out
Are we the products of a sick society? Are we really burning out?
We don’t know, where we’re going. We are lab rats. running on a wheel
Going fast in the same direction, isnt getting us anywhere
The more we run the higher the flames rise, we’re burning ourselves out
We're burning out We're burning out We're burning out We're burning out

Is our value system so corrupt? Whats the measure of our self worth?
Instead of discovery, Instead of re-inventing, we just roll along
Our focus narrow and singular, I cant breathe deeply anymore
We’ve lost meaning and direction –we’re burning ourselves out
We're burning out We're burning out We're burning out We're burning out

Where are the great, pioneers of our age?
We were so young, and then we burned out
We were enlightened, We thought we knew it all
We were so young, and then we burned out
We're burning out We're burning out We're burning out We're burning out
Track Name: Meaning of Self Restraint
We’re dying.

For 30 long years, I gave 100% to be the best that I can be
Aspirations, they’re dangerous devices caught up in the moment - I don’t know The meaning, of self restraint, I got a ticket but to stop is now too late Learn to, see the world through different eyes, I tried I just cant let it go

We’re dying.

I’ve never had, a strong sense of self confidence its true I am susceptible Temptations, they’re so overpowering I cant resist cant let it go The consequences, of letting go, I can weigh it up – I know the risk
My strength comes, through riding out these amber waves of sonic sound inside my mind

My tea's gone cold, I'm wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window, and I can't see at all
And even if I could it'll all be grey, but your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad.

We’re dying.

For thirty years I gave everything my bodies broken my spirits numb, and I can’t ever let it go

We’re dying
Track Name: So Hard it Hurts
My bodies a petrol bomb I gotta feeling in my bones that I’m not gonna make it I’m broken up every day I die, but every night I’m born again
When I’m with halfprice and I wanna kill myself
Its time to take that hate and put it on the shelf cos
Cos we still got so many years of this shit, I wanna live it, I wanna feel it
So hard, I wanna feel it. And to explode. I wanna live in it and never let it go

Trying to pick ourselves up for the weekend
We believe in excess but its so hard
Trying to pick ourselves up for the weekend
Kick start your body, so hard it hurts
Tell myself to get up but I don’t wanna go
The boys are here and we headed to a show I
I said fuck man is this really real? Where’s the devil, I need to make a deal Alive at midnight and I’m feeling the rush, a supersonic wave of self destruction We’re gonna die when the sun comes up, we’re gonna party dead or alive So hard, I wanna feel it. And to explode. I wanna live in it and never let it go

Trying to pick ourselves up for the weekend
We believe in excess but its so hard
Trying to pick ourselves up for the weekend
Kick start your body, so hard it hurts
So hard it hurts

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