Living Dangerously

by Broken Parachute

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about

What would happen if Deep Purple and Yes had an illicit encounter under a Porcupine Tree*? Marcus Taylor (guitars, bass, percussion) and Ben Bell (vocals, keys, other bass) were keen to find out and so kidnapped James Chapman (drums) then set about trying to brew a love potion to bring about the happy union.

Living Dangerously is a Sonic Cocktail on the Rocks, blending equal parts Classic, Progressive, Jazz and Blues and cheekily spiking with a whatever they found lurking at the back of the cupboard. We hesitate to ask, but it was bright orange and it may have curdled. This sonic potion is possibly illegal in most countries, and ultimately was never imbibed by any of its intended subjects, yet it remains a 100% Broken Parachute Original, never to be repeated, and is guaranteed to leave a mark on both your listening habits and furniture.

*No iconic prog rock acts were harmed in the making of this album.

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releases May 31, 2019

Marcus Taylor - Guitars, bass, percussion, programming.
Ben Bell - keyboards, vocals, bass
James Chapman - drums

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Featuring Marcus Taylor (guitars, bass) and Ben Bell (vocals, keys), Broken Parachute channels a kaleidoscope of classic, progressive and blues-rock influences into a modern, contemporary sound. Anchored by compelling lyrics and embellished with dynamic solos and musical interplay, Broken Parachute use their rich musical influences to deliver track after track of pulsing hook-inflected rock. ... more

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Track Name: Surprises
It’s just a figment of imagination,
When your brain got hooked on cruise control.
It was the last glimpse of a destination,
Resting deep within your soul.
Life’s a constant stream of surprises,
This world’s not easily suppressed.
Turned over to its own devices,
You can’t guess what’s coming next.
Track Name: Lines
Slip under the fence,
And down to the shore.
Tend to the wounds,
That won’t heal anymore.
Where industrial ghosts,
Rust in the sand.
Bear testament,
To the hubris of man.
Refinery lights,
Cleave the night sky.
Leaving our innocence,
To die.
Sail through the days,
And skip through the years.
Try to hold back the clock,
Throw sand in its gears.
Don't pause to ask,
If we're losing control.
The more that we learn,
The less that we know.
Tracing our lives,
Across space and time.
Just to see where they cut,
And where they combine.
The days are long,
But life seems too short.
Things that were certain,
Begin to distort.
Dark shadows rising,
At the break of dawn.
Got to hold them back,
Before it’s all gone.
Tracing our lives,
Beyond space and time.
Just to see where they cut,
And where they combine.
Track Name: Masterframe
Look right through me,
And tell me what you can see.
I’m here among you,
Only digitally.
I know we’re connected,
I see all that you do.
You’ll never be lonely,
As long as I approve.

I am always waiting,
You can flick the switch,
I'll keep checking on you.
Watching click by click by click.

You can never know me,
And I like it that way.
Your empty gestures,
Help pass the time away.
Every post it feeds me,
And I grow rich on your love.
I know you need me,
Our ties are stronger than blood.

I am always waiting,
You just flick the switch,
I'll keep checking on you.
Watching click by click by click.

Don’t get complacent,
There’s no replacement,
I grow impatient,
When you’re silent.

Feel the temptation,
Update the nation,
On your alienation.
Don’t be defiant.

Learn to trust me,
Never rebuff me.
I serve you justly,
If you’re compliant.

You can't resist me,
I’m your masterframe.
I deliver the content,
To keep you from going insane.
The choices are easy,
There are so many to make.
Now no-one’s authentic,
We’re all genuine fakes.

I am always waiting,
You just flick the switch,
I'll keep checking on you.
Watching click by click by click.
Track Name: Limits
Moving through space is easy
When you’re frictionless.
Particles dance before you,
You feel limitless.
There are times when I am with you,
I feel pure ecstasy.
Like a comet across the night sky,
I follow your trajectory.
There's no question that you operate,
In a different state,
To the rest of us.
Even in these dangerous times,
You put yourself on the line,
You're courageous.
Things you do strike right to the heart,
Like a light in the dark,
You guide us.
You illuminate the path,
Through my darkest hour.
The monsters that lived under my bed now sit on,
Seats of power.
I cannot help but wonder what condition our,
Condition is in.
I need your hand on mine to stop me from,
Sinking in.
There's no question that you operate,
In a different state,
To the rest of us.
Even in these dangerous times,
You put yourself on the line,
You're courageous.
Things you do strike right to the heart,
You're a light in the dark,
That guides us.
Track Name: Devils
When I was young,
I never seemed to feel,
The pull of gravity on my bones.
Life was a constant flow,
Carried by the force of will alone.
I remember a special place.
Follow the path down among the trees.
Our hidden sanctuary,
A theatre comes alive for our dreams.
It seems like only yesterday,
We thought our world would stay this way for good.
But time pushes relentlessly,
Corrodes the very ground where we stood.
Back, go back.
To see the deals we made,
We’ve been so renegade.
Black on black.
Out pours the tainted gold,
From the soul we sold.
Crack by crack.
It’s like a hurricane,
You can’t escape the blame.
How could we fail,
To see the devils,
In the detail?
Two decades and counting now,
Standing where the soil once kissed my feet.
Roads slice through the plundered land,
Chainsaws forced the wild into retreat.
We find our way among forgotten paths,
Down where the river used to flow.
No more than a dying scar,
A memory that few now hold.
Back, go back.
To see the deals we made,
We’ve been so renegade.
Black on black.
Out pours the tainted gold,
From the soul we sold.
Crack by crack,
It’s like a hurricane,
You can’t escape the blame.
How could we fail,
To see the devils,
In the detail?
Devils you never see,
Are stirring restlessly.
Have you seen the devils in the detail?
Have you seen the devils in the detail?
Have you seen the devils in the detail?
Have you seen the Devil's right here?
We watch as sunlight trickles down,
Squeezed by the iron grip of night.
Time waits for no-one here,
We're prisoners of the last embers of light.
I've travelled this blackened earth,
So worn, so fissured, under the hands of man.
Lacerations scour the land,
Lash marks on the backs of the damned.
Back, oh, back.
To see the deals we made,
We’ve been so renegade.
Black on black.
Out pours the tainted gold,
From the soul we sold.
Crack by crack,
It’s like a hurricane,
You can’t escape the blame.
How could we fail,
To see the Devil's,
In the detail?
Track Name: Ghost
The ghost in the machine,
Has lost track of where I’ve been.
Familiar streets look so strange.
Spectral memories,
That's what's become of you and me.
Lost within the pace of change.
In a world of small margins,
You can't find the room to breathe.
That’s why they’re searching,
For someone they can believe.
Once more I’m feeling,
The urge to slip away.
Searching out the tools,
To be happy for a day.
Perpetual system glitch,
Some days you just can’t find the switch,
To filter out all the noise.
Information overload,
Better do what you’ve been told.
No-one cares to hear your voice.
In a world of small margins,
You can't find the room to breathe.
That’s why they’re searching,
For someone they can believe.
Once more I’m feeling,
This urge to slip away.
I'm searching out the tools,
To be happy for a day.
Virtual identity,
Fabricated just for me.
One more image to maintain.
Outrage in disguise.
Look at me in my eyes,
Tell me who is left to blame.
In a world of small margins,
You can't find the room to breathe.
That’s why they’re searching,
For someone they can believe.
Once more I’m feeling,
The urge to slip away.
I'm searching out the tools,
To be happy for a day.
Track Name: Tempest
Sharp comes the image,
Flickering on our screens.
Loud the apostles of hatred,
Who haunt our every dream.
They touch me,
They hold me,
Fold me into you.
They hush me,
Control me,
Obliterate the truth.
Quick the demagogue rises,
Feeding our worst fears.
Dark their words of loathing,
A tempest is unleashed.
They touch me,
They hold me,
Fold me into you.
They hush me,
Control me,
Obliterate the truth.
Don’t look back, it’s behind you.
Don’t stop now, it’s coming.
Don’t look back, it’s found you.
Don’t pause now, keep running.
Keep biding your time with no peace on your mind.
The shockwaves will ripple out into our lives.
The voices of hatred echo so loud.
Don’t lose all your senses and thoughts in the crowd.
Track Name: Living Dangerously
The art of living dangerously,
Is written in our DNA,
That’s why we can't resist the urge,
To let the devils out to play.

The objects in the mirror,
Are closer than they appear,
Keeping your eyes tightly shut,
Won't make them disappear.

How will you cope with all this velocity
Now that you know the brakes have failed?
What makes you think of cheating gravity,
Everyone knows it takes more than faith.
Clearly it’s time to change the philosophy,
We can’t ignore the signs to stop.
What makes you think that we’re indestructible?
Now is the time to stop playing god.

Every time you encounter friction,
You don't need to raise the stakes.
Now is the chance to give up the fiction,
We must learn from our mistakes.
You can't bury all of your secrets,
Nails won’t keep the coffin shut.
Turning back is no sign of weakness.
Devils you conjured won’t stay put.

There’s a screaming on the mountain,
There’s a howling in the wind.
Your power and money cannot save you,
You can’t pay cash for all your sins.
Track Name: Light
Consider me obsessed,
With the way light touches on your skin.
I’m hopelessly possessed,
By the rapture it holds me in.
Almost imperceptibly,
You radiate pure energy,
Beautifully you’re caught,
Unaware.
I hope you can forgive,
The many mistakes I do make.
And refuse to be burdened,
By the fears that I can never shake.
When I try to make you strong,
I soon find out that I am wrong.
You have all the strength you need,
Within.
So radiate,
There are promises that can’t be broken.
Don’t hesitate,
We must try to live the words we've spoken.
Stay fast to me,
We can’t tell what may or not be coming,
But we’ll hold on,
In the dark.
When every single day,
Gives way to troubled times.
The world seems to regress,
In a single blink of your eyes.
As the night consumes the day.
My confidence it drains away,
But I feel your courage,
Stir within.
So radiate,
There are promises that can’t be broken.
Don’t hesitate,
We must try to live the words we've spoken.
Stay fast to me,
We can't tell what may or not be coming,
But we’ll hold on,
In tje dark.
Track Name: Bad Politics
You use bad politics,
To fight the good cause.
You bring collateral damage,
To all of your wars.
You’ve never met a struggle,
That’s not your kind of fight.
You think you can save us,
Using all of your might.
You don’t do self-reflection,
It’s not your kind of scene.
The nature of the end,
You say it justifies your means.
Take it down.
Low down.
You’re going to make us pay for the lot.
Whatever the cost.
You do what is right,
No matter if it’s wrong.
The slightest hesitation,
Simply takes too long.
No-one would accuse you,
Of being a scrupulous guy.
But you didn’t subscribe,
For the peace of mind.
You don’t heed the caution,
To exercise restraint.
But you never did claim,
To be an angel or a saint.
Take it down.
Low down.
You’re going to make us pay for the lot.
Whatever the cost.
Track Name: Fire
I’ve been playing with fire,
I like to burn my fingertips.
Trying to get higher,
In an age of apocalypse.
Don’t patronise me,
This world has clearly gone insane.
Come stand beside me,
And we'll warm ourselves beside the flames.
You can’t take it easy,
When there’s no more easy to take.
You can’t shake the habit,
When it’s not your habit to break.
You can’t bite the bullet,
When the bullet’s moving too fast.
You can’t stop the cycle,
I really am thinking, today could be our last.
I hear clocks ticking,
I hear gears that start to grind.
Pressure is building,
And it seems it's just a matter of time.
You have a thick skin,
That will surely come in use.
Are you ready for action?
Well I don't think we’re bulletproof.
You can’t take it easy,
When there’s no more easy to take.
You can’t shake the habit,
When it’s not your habit to break.
You can’t bite the bullet,
When the bullet’s moving too fast.
You can’t stop the cycle,
I really am thinking, today could be our last.

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