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written by Sean Lambrecht & Sam Russell


a comet in a whirl dusts the sun
reaching the earth on its last run
lantanas bloom shining, sleep undone
by the strobe flickering saying the darkness ain’t won
I see three red birds ignite the sky
fighting the frost that’s coming tonight

they were all born to hurt
they’ll burn up tonight

put money in, play the jukebox
before they wheel it out along with both of us
play a sad song heard since the age of ten
singing the truth about original sin
love starts so good, always ends bad
anyone says different, walk away from them

we were all born to hurt (just admit)
we were all born to hurt (just admit)
we were all born to hurt (let the hurt begin)

don’t know why nothing ever stays
no reason to cry, can’t make the change
you can give it all, you could take it back
don’t believe what you saw don’t leave it at that

heartbeat’s detained order’s disjointed
crossfire exchanged across the checkpoint
your partner hold til the dance hall is sold
what breaks the fall when the promise is broke
you said that you’d had had enough
but I said it first and I said it because

we were all born to hurt
we were all born to hurt
we were all born to hurt

leave it where it lies
don’t ever disturb me we were all born to hurt
oh oh oh we were all born to hurt
whoa whoa whoa born to hurt, born to hurt


from Born to Hurt​/​Make Me Lose Control, released November 19, 2016
Sam Russell-vocals & guitars
Allison Tulloss-vocals & keyboards
Aimee Zoe-drums/percussion/piano/b.vox
Ken Nottingham-bass, bouzouki b.vox

additional acoustic guitar & percussion-Colin J.Nelson
additional backing vocals-Sadie Ava, Colin J. Nelson, Casey Ruff, Michael Spaly

Produced & mixed by Sam Russell & Colin J. Nelson @ Her Car Studios, Seattle WA
Additional recording and engineering done on by
Moe Provencher @ The Duplex, Seattle WA
Johnny Sangster @ Crackle & Pop, Seattle WA
Carlos Tulloss @ Frannyland, Seattle WA

Mastered by Ed Brooks @ Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA



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Sam Russell & the Harborrats Seattle, Washington

Sam Russell preaches the gospel of heartbreak and decadence via The Blue Moon Bible, a series of 8 albums showcasing a wide variety of 1950's & 60's-inspired rock n' roll. Doo-wop, garage-rock, folk, soul and everything inbetween soundtrack the search to find divinity in love, as sung by a failed Christian and his fellow heathens. ... more

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