Dark Tranquillity - Not Built to Last Lyrics

Dark Tranquillity Haven cover art
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[music: Jivarp, Henriksson, Brandstrom]


What comes as no surprise
To a jaded mind no less
Insight comes from soothing grace
Left to waiting days
Another chord unstrummed

Our secret's safe and sound
Solid now, unless it breaks in two
Faithfully unbound
And none of this was ever built to last

With the paleness of a less than life
From a corner watching old paint dry
Never once a break
Into the self again
An endeavor that will flat or fail
What maturity comes to end
Never one to face
Another beat undone

Our secret's safe and sound
Solid now, unless it breaks in two
Faithfully unbound
And none of this was ever built to last

Once again
Another instant saved today
Left a print that leads nowhere
Never built to last
What makes it work
A part of life that'll make a weak heart grow
Take it if you're willing to pay, willing to kill
Prepared to lay it down
Just know that
(The prayer, the lord, the weaker, the prey)
Was never ever built to last
Never ever built to last
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Wonders at Your Feet
  • 2 Not Built to Last
  • 3 Indifferent Suns
  • 4 Feast of Burden
  • 5 Haven
  • 6 The Same
  • 7 Fabric
  • 8 Ego Drama
  • 9 Rundown
  • 10 Emptier Still
  • 11 At Loss for Words


  • Credits
    album: Track 2 in album Haven
    release date: 2000-7-17
    popularity : 43 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Black Metal/Heavy Metal
    length: 3:39
    lyricist: Mikael Stanne
    composer: Martin Brändström, Anders Jivarp, Martin Henriksson
    Album Information
    label: Century Media
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 5051099729728
    script: Latin