ruins

by old blood

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released 10 January 2012

Written and Produced by Old Blood
Mixed by Kirk Beazley
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel
Recorded at Canvasland/Hampton Green Studios*
Artwork by James Farrell
Management: Stephanie Purcell (stephanie@oldblood.ca)

(*drums for tracks 5, 6 done at the Sonic Temple with Darren Van Niekerk)

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old blood Halifax, Nova Scotia

Old Blood is a four-piece band from Halifax, NS, that draws its inspiration from grunge, alternative, and heavy rock.

Old Blood is steadily building its fan base around Atlantic Canada and has been impressing audiences with its raw, loud, energetic live show. Their debut album, Ruins has received great reviews and the band has proven that there is definitely room for Old Blood in the new guard.
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Track Name: Gunrunner
We’d rather read than chat
Cellularly divided
Leg-cuffs and cameras on,
Hours that last for ages.
with plans to reach a pact
Incur whatever follows
Dig your tunnels deep tonight
We make our move

The follow spot was cut
The cavalry that courts us is…

A parade led by a dog
That guides them in, it never rests.

They seldom even check
What swells beneath the bottom
I aint seen light in days it’s gone
It’s a test
When we crumble seeking cover out

The follow spot was cut
The cavalry that courts us is…

A parade led by a dog
That guides them in
The sight of it grips our legs, we run
Dead lips divide for anyone
And it’s all the risk to breaking out alone



It came and went
All out of sorts and
Motoring your silent design

The follow spot was cut
The cavalry that hangs
On threads now,
We storm through life in cages
To find the outcome, we’ll find the outcome

We saw our legs lit up, I barely confide
He senses climbs and pulls
The sight of him grips our legs we run
Dead lips divide for anyone
And that’s all there is to breaking out but

Words can’t speak enough his time has come
He’s all but dust he died here running
Track Name: Arrows
In a time when the world was cruel and dull
We were waiting far enough
And a cry when the arrows took his pulse
We might have followed you home
But his is a known path

We’re not all game
For the long way down

It’s imperative how we needed to smoke him out
So rally your guards, gravity’s on our side

Once more,
Are you wasting away
It’s a short climb, with a fall and a hang
And now they
Are speaking in parables
All you got in exchange

Go rally your guards
They’ve fallen a long way down

It’s imperative how, we didn’t show our face
It’s no wonder
We’re afraid to leave the animus
And I didn’t breathe a word to this man
No one speaks in our town

When weak hands all aim
And fire at all the same time
Track Name: Ashenden
Were you the last to know of your failure and
Rise to the war again, it tries to lure us in,
try some more
Against a wall, their defense could overtake us
We can’t exit your door without you there
Here it comes in another place and time
You can go now we’re fine.

What it costs us and oh
This failing modern world, has seen it all
Her one glass comfort is it better not to know
Our foes will fear their end if we’re
alive and well

So come close and clear the air
Impervious on how we keep from being familiar,
But you were familiar once
Agreeably surprised while penny tricks are your warning signs
now go out and find

What it costs and oh
This failing modern world, has seen it all
Her one glass comfort is it better not to know
Our foes will fear their end if we’re
alive and well

I can see it in your face, You want to pull the wool over their old eyes
One lie turns out you turned your ends to a means appears
It’s in your face, go on: You would pull someone’s hand through a maze.

The failing modern world had seen it all
Her one glass comfort is it better not to know
With swaying conscience (called away)
Conceited oh but love,
She’s alive and well.
Track Name: In Arms
The bright lights and curtains hands
to build this as it ends
It comes to life it calls

Wide eyes in opening
Barely composed and in tact
It seems as it pulls in the directions that have
Tenfold awoken our arms
It won’t bend our arms

Remember like senses are oceans away
It’s simple now we’ve opened our horizons since then

We’ve seen it come
Derailed inventions all
The machines have their hold on us
And we’re tied down

Answer, where are you now?

My eyes have closed you’ve been arraigned and dressed in
Plain clothes, how honest.
But I doubt there’s been a better time than now.
You better rise willing, we won’t bend our arms
Track Name: The Ides Pt. I
It seems they’re both tied down
You won’t believe the tides and winds caress
Is at the bow, You recant the sound
It seems as though the more we try
To bend and fold we co-collide
Ill-equipped to row from here on

We of flesh and blood
Could cross our allies out

A theory is a guess to reach and ends
They pull their lines over our helm
But it cancels out
In fleeting hope the moor is tied
But when it’s over so have I
Reticent and blue from fear alone

We of flesh and blood
(Could carve) their souls and lives short
The sea and it’s encumberance
Is cold as it’s dark unwilling
Hulls we’d sever.

To sink as boats in other harbours
Will our fault to free us
The signals give went off when we come
Barreling in

We numb our hands to pass the time
Three cities burn from fear of
(Glass and flame)
Land he exclaims from over us
As we begin the capsize

Let it cease says is
It’s cold where we live
Under pains of fire and light
Track Name: The Ides Pt. II
Hold the train
For a day there’s a fire
One that last could erase our empire

(Their memory lives)
All the panic ice swells
For a day
Does a day mean nothing
When you know your fate

We let it feed the enemy
When we lined the coast
With our dead

(you pull) clear the wreck out
We’re not the ones who fall
Captive as the grave
To no longer fail again

Waking up to the remains of
Rounds and fuel
But outside our roads are wrought with steel

(Their memory lives)
All the panic ice swells
For a day
Does a day mean nothing
If we don’t know our fate

We let it feed the enemy
When we lined the coast
With our dead

(you pull) clear the wreck out
We’re not the ones who fall
Captive as the grave
We’ll no longer fail again


A way to right these grave unjustices
The sleepless nights, that curse our souls in stone
Released in time, we awake unrested and
At least it’s though we know,
We’ll no longer fail again
Track Name: Spirits
One by one the seconds
Are crawling at a single file
It’s an old cold void
You set your sights so low and feel
Five against one

An arms reach should if it ever end
We’ll call it what it is and start
To start again.

The seconds roll out
How long we ever take
We’re told in no uncertain words
We’re the likeliest cause of it

Collide before we know where
And fading farther still a ways until I’ll
Bury the name for now

The seconds roll out
How long we ever take
We’re told in no uncertain words
We’re the likeliest cause of it

No one speaks and now
They’ve got plans for you
You’ve been wrapped up shut in for days and days.

For decades we never speak a word
It’s this cold and cruel reality

This one plagued part
Moves straight passed me
We know our parts
And make our names.