The Blood & The Bones

by American Arson

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"The Blood & The Bones" is the third chapter of our 3-part "Origin Story" EP series.

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released December 18, 2015

Recorded September 2015 at Ocean Recording in Roseville, MI
Mixed and Mastered by Justin Rogers
Additional gang vocals by Justin Rogers

All songs written by Evan Baker

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tags: rock Detroit

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American Arson Detroit, Michigan

Two-man wall of sound from the Great Lake State.

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Track Name: The Beast Of Gévaudan
I've got a monster in my mind, he's pulling on each thread of weakness he can find. And I've seen him tearing through the countryside, my deepest fears personified, demanding the attention of all of the king's men.

Take my hand and lead me past the wolves that seek a refuge in my head. I can't stand to live my life afraid of what I am, building walls around my walls around my walls.

I smell the sulfur in his lungs, he's got deception on his tongue (wait 'til I find my silver bullet, wait 'til I find my silver bullet). Detailing all of my defeats, claiming that I am incomplete (wait 'til I find my silver bullet, wait 'til I find my silver bullet).

Take my hand and lead me past the wolves that seek a refuge in my head. I can't stand to live my life afraid of what I am, building walls around my walls around my walls.

I've wasted so many nights chasing a ghost that won't be found. With every breath I have left, I'm laying all my failures down. Can you hear me now? This is the end! I'm laying all my failures down with every doubt. No turning back! I'm laying all my failures down.
Track Name: Heart Like A Hammer
My heart is like a hammer. In your hands I am an earthquake to these stones. Your word is like a fire. I can feel the embers rising in my bones.
Track Name: My Father's House
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Lyrics:

Everybody's coming to get me, everybody's placing the bounty on my head. They're coming to get me, everybody's placing the bounty on my head.

In my Father's house there are many rooms, oh and none of them can be bought with silver or gold. Still I cling to my failures like a dog to a discarded bone, and I wonder which one of them will be the one that brings me down.

Now I won't pretend to understand why I was given such an unrelenting passion for something that never ceases to disappoint me. And I've long abandoned the idea that the road I walk will someday lead to glory, but this is who I am... and so I walk.

I feel conviction like a body blow, determination like a fire beneath my feet. I'm tired of living in the afterglow, so sick of waiting for a fairy tale ending. I know we learn from birth that what we earn is what we're worth. And that's a filthy lie, I know, but it feels like...

Everybody's coming to get me, everybody's placing the bounty on my head.

Revolution is rising! It runs thick in my blood and my bones. I'm through compromising! But it's like a battle, oh it's like a war inside my chest is raging on... and some days are better than others.

I feel conviction like a body blow, determination like a fire beneath my feet. I'm tired of living in the afterglow, so sick of waiting for a fairy tale ending. I know we learn from birth that what we earn is what we're worth. And that's a filthy lie, I know, oh don't I know.

Well if these bones can't keep me upright, and if my body fails, well these lungs will sing until the final breath that I exhale. And if they should call for my surrender, and if they threaten pain, well this blood will speak of liberty when they force it from my veins.
Track Name: Ten Towers
Well lately I can't seem to shake the nightmares, so I pull the curtains up and lie awake, and listen to the wind usher summer into fall, and carry all my dying leaves away, yeah.

I've got a blue-eyed firefly, my beacon in the dark. And brothers who would go to war for me. So each time I start to feel like I am nothing, I am worthless, I think of the love I've got like waves upon the sea, just washing over me.

With your love carrying me, I've got this whole wide world in my hands. It's all I, all that I need, I've got this whole wide world in my hands.

And each night I thank the father for my family. I think of the promises my parents used to make that nothing in this world would ever compromise their love. And I carry those words with me every day, they keep the wolves at bay.

With your love carrying me, I've got this whole wide world in my hands. It's all I, all that I need, I've got this whole wide world in my hands.

I was adrift on a limitless ocean, you found me. I was a proud and petulant prodigal and you welcomed me home. I am a liar, I am a thief; but above all, I am yours. Haha! I am yours!

With your love carrying me, I've got this whole wide world in my hands. It's all I, all that I need, I've got this whole wide world in my hands.