Honest Men

by Move to Strike

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A year in the making, Move to Strike finally release this standalone single, taking their sound in a new direction.




How long have you been standing straight and narrow,
and what comes next kid, what’s you plan?
We been dying to understand.
Because to me you seem more like an arrow,
trying to point us to the promised land
than like your father’s man.
Break your back trying to show the light to me,
but if we get the chance girl so will we.
Isn’t everyone so hard to please.
Because I can see, I can see through your hypocrisy,
and all your inconsistencies.
Baby you’re as bad as me.

Sometimes when I’m on my own,
I look to those that make this strangled city feel a little more like home.
Search for truth with my best friends.
We gave up everything but we became honest men.

I hate and you hate,
and we are both the same as we were yesterday.
And I’m sure you got a lot to say.
And the only things that change,
are the words with which we choose to deal out all our pain.
Entire lifetimes rearranged.

There’s a debt waiting to be paid,
the receipt will say my name.
I collected all my change,
and now the devil owes me.

Come find me on the open road,
chances are I’ll be on my own.
Last night I sold my soul,
and now the devil owes me.



released May 9, 2014
Written by Stephen Packer
Arranged by Move to Strike
Recorded by Ben Green at Private Universe and Twin Earth Studios
Produced by Stephen Packer and Ben Green
Mixed by Ben Green
Mastered by Martin Pullan at Edensound Studios
Assistant Engineers: Jon McNichol & Stephen Packer

Copyright 2014 Move to Strike

Photography from The Sydney Justice & Police Museum
Layout by Stephen Packer and Tobias Blackwood
Text by Tobias Blackwood



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