Not Built to Last Lyrics

Dark Tranquillity


album: Track 2 in album Haven
release date: 2000-7-17
popularity : 6 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

Cover Art

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