black budget science

by old blood

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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: The Ides Pt. III
The warning came by the wire and hand
it said hold the train boys
this is the end

I never waited
or ever thought the rails would bend
pull the engines full stop
they’re dead

when the coast is clearer
and the fire’s out ahead
we will search in the dark for
the wire and hand
Track Name: The Ides Pt. IV
you stood in the wreckage you found
the shapes and patterns
and comb the remains to raise a cause
but under guise
there are holes in your defences
tampered and in dust
oh when the evidence comes out

we all stare across
and we're a stone's throw out
how does it end? we'll know
caught in a ransom note
you held in your hands tight
I look forward to the answer

It treads along
or so it seems
without an end
though our hearts
form without
a splinter of doubt
veils it all
but the times are gone

we all stare across
and we're a stone's throw out
how does it end? we'll know.
caught in a ransom note
you held in your hands tight

we all stand trial, barely awake
it was there in the moment
held in place
all my crimes have earned their place
this fear of the void
seldom breaks
all the lights turned dark and carried away
was there in the moment
held in place
all my time's been robbed
buried away
a fear of the void
stare straight
oh my Sun's burned out
and carried away
and caught in a ransom
held in place
when there was time
Track Name: Bones
Oh what plagues us now
we're crawling out of frame
on trial we all
uphold nothing

for our sake
get sorted in and out
what makes it end before the last call?
they’re holding
holding their hostages that fold our cause

Our bones weighed down
in shells, in numbers
filed away
and our bones weighed down
thin lines and over crowds
a ways out

Oh what plagues us now
we’re rolling out of phase
we sold our trials
and now we owe nothing

they told me
but i’ve already lent my hands
to another cause

and this time
by the wayside
and it's held to the floor
but I kept my faith
in a jar by the wolves
I swear they don't know where
the fire remains
but what fire remains below
all of us?
Track Name: Bath Salts
If I survive
they called the rapture
we felt no trace
it went on and on

if there's a blame
(the rise and fall)
we'll point it after
(and on and on)
there's no place
for our sake
that we’ll come back for

on and on

a constant edge
where constants matter
and still no place
oh our sake
that we'll come back for
a cause to die for

on and on

it holds me
fuels my legs
won't become the others
and on the way down
they still won't pull us through

shield your eyes
there's strength in numbers
and still no place
for our sake
that we’ll come back for
a cause to die for

on and on
Track Name: Sheep Overboard
our homes and manors
all tombs of another time
I found us a hole to live down
noone expects to find

we're all these things
then none

well our poems and patterns
just texts of another time
they built us a road to walk down
pulling strings til

we're all these things that want

doubt
will you hold tight?
we'll find a new name for
where souls crowd’s
left burning down

our faiths
no better
just out for another dime
they bound us in rope and I'll buy in
call it off is it

obvious at all?

doubt
will you hold tight?
we'll find a new name for
where souls crowd
this left turn
now this whole card house
fell burning down

arm, fear, cause
a needless thought but
what thoughts prevail?
you won't ever see me along the way there
Track Name: Dime/Dozen
the hours and minutes
froze in a broken wake
and held up by the ropes that we tied
down to another

a stroke less fateful
and these days are no better
I told myself
this cold black ink well's
all run dry

Well I should know by now

go with grace
for a thousand eyes
before the embers die
and though we make
one dime a dozen
it's all they ever buy

the times I've fled
since I should know better
but they pierce my focus
with eyes like torches, fire and wine

Well I should know by now

go with grace
for a thousand eyes
before the embers die
and though we make
one dime a dozen
it's all they ever

the hours they turn to days and hold the time
it comes in circles
we hold on blind, and move in tempos
you're just so much colder now, inside