Black Gold

by Iron Bells

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Finally, we may be coming back around to a time in music where lyrics and composition blend seamlessly to create an open window into the artist’s soul. The dark and seductive vocals of Iron Bells, driven by cerebral rock progressions, take you on the journey of a man trying to find light at the end of a seemingly endless tunnel. From heartache and regret to the frustration of the state of the world today, their debut album “Black Gold” evokes feelings of pain, euphoria and everything in between.

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released 03 December 2013
Demi Demaree : Vocals, Guitar
Malcolm McLaughlin : Guitar, Vocals
Ron Ping : Bass
Tim Bernauer : Drums

Recorded at Goldsmith Studios, Louisville KY
Written and Produced by Iron Bells
Engineered and Co-produced by Brian Cronin
Mixed by Joel Hopper
Mastered by Lewis Richards

Additional Mixing and Engineering
by BJ Young and Dustin "Tuck" Tucker
Island Earth Music

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Iron Bells Louisville, Kentucky

From punk/grunge riffs to western style ballads soaked with modern rock progressions, Iron Bells’ music is characterized by a dynamic style that touches on a variety of sounds. The band has not only pulled a piece of their youth from the grave, but brought it back to make sure that their interpretation of rock music lives on like the music that lives in us all. ... more

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Track Name: PAY NO MIND
Summer rain is coming down
The night is young and I've run out
Painted ladies in the crowd
Moon light shining through these colored clouds

Scattered footprints in the grass
We are seeds of a shattered past
Some they live to kiss and tell
Others get their change from the wishing well

All night long we sing the same old songs and watch the people dance away their blues
Pay no mind, there’s nothing left but time to wash away the darkness around you

Back to the bus to fill my lungs
I don't do too much but take it when it comes
Up on the stage lights burn so bright
I’m back where I belong and it feels so right

All night long we sing the same old songs and watch the people dance away their blues
Pay no mind, there’s nothing left but time to wash away the darkness around you
Track Name: IN A DAZE
I’ve been blue
Searching for what we'll call the truth
Any more they say I'm crazy
So are you
Shackled hands
Robots walking through the sand
Any more they say I'm crazy

We all walk around in a daze
Different colors of the same
Religious hypocrites and profit wars
We don't need them anymore

Do you worship the suns?
Are you waiting for them to come?
No such thing as right or wrong
Forget what you've heard, look inside
It’s amazing what you will find
Live your life but don't live blind

We all walk around in a daze
Different colors of the same
Religious hypocrites and profit wars
We don't need them anymore
Track Name: HOLIDAY
Father still begs for change
Momma won't say his name
We like to talk about it every holiday
My friends all moved away
Music just ain't the same
We like to talk about it every holiday

Sipping punch and watching kids and getting drunk fall over them and wish away my little brain over and over again

I think I'm gonna move out west
Searching for my buried chest
Painting on the sidewalk
Surely running out of breath
I’m walking and I’m talking proud
I’m looking for my new let down
Underneath the ladder
Glad to see you looking now

Sipping punch and watching kids and getting drunk fall over them and wish away my little brain over and over again

Father still begs for change
Momma won't say his name
We like to talk about it every holiday
My friends all moved away
Music just ain't the same
We like to talk about it every holiday

Sipping punch and watching kids and getting drunk fall over them and wish away my little brain
But nothing seems to ever change
Get on a train and get away
Over and over again
Over and over again
Track Name: BREAK THE SILENCE
We'll break the silence
Because we should
Something’s going on and it ain't no good
They are the shepherds
You are the herd
You don't see it cause your visions blurred

Cross over the bridge you built and let it burn
Lock away your secrets before we learn
Crawl down in your deep dark hole of shoveled shame
One day we'll find you and the blood will drain

It’s the fall of today
Wipe the smile off your dace
Let the greed sink your teeth into the snake
Poison every single day

Leaders of the fallen
Youth of the young
Pay for your coffins the war is won
Countdown to extinction
Right in front of your eyes
Sit in front of your TV while your freedom dies

It’s the fall of today
Wipe the smile off your dace
Let the greed sink your teeth into the snake
Poison every single day
Track Name: SKELETONS
I’ve made a mistake
I’ve made a few
I got some skeletons in my closet
How about you

Were you not alone?
Was somebody here?
I know I’m not the only one in question
No my dear

I’m wrong, but you were gone

My bones they ache and soon yours will
Soon as I saw your face I felt a piece of hell
My stomach fell to the floor
I nearly told you then
Couldn't open the door to my closet full of skeletons

I’m wrong, but you were gone
Track Name: THE DREAM
I’m changing
Nothing has become of me
I ask her if she is real
Watch it all come and go
Maybe she'll drift away before this dream kills her
I cannot take the blame
Wash it all down the drain before this dream kills me

I’m changing
It seems the old me is gone
That bastard
He wasn't real
Watch it all come and go
Maybe he'll drift away before this dream kills him
I cannot take the blame
Wash it all down the drain before this dream kills me
Track Name: FOOL FOR YOU
You could say that I'm a fool for you but I don't listen much
You made me feel I wasn't good enough but it helped me to grow up

Lately I’m relating to the pouring rain
It’s falling just to clean me up
I know that come tomorrow it'll be the same but that’s just not enough

Broken bottles and an empty hallway
I keep the curtains shut
I can still see your shadows around me but I can never touch

Lately I’m relating to the pouring rain
It’s falling just to clean me up
I know that come tomorrow it'll be the same but that’s just not enough

Thinking back to the moment I saw you
Until we let it go
I wonder why it didn't work any longer
I guess we'll never know

Lately I’m relating to the pouring rain
It’s falling just to clean me up
I know that come tomorrow it'll be the same but that’s just not enough
Track Name: PERFECT STORM
We see the fire
The people are asking why every things going astray
Far less than perfect, but do we deserve it
A comfortable living in pain
Damned if we stay
Damned if we leave
It’s the perfect storm
Stuck in the cycle a lonely disciple
It’s nothing out the norm

People watching our every move
People need to wake up because sleeping is what we do
Fearing false gods
Learning the ways of the ones who shed no tears
People need to wake up
Now the end is near

We see the fire
The people are asking why every things going astray
Far less than perfect, but do we deserve it
A comfortable living in pain
Damned if we stay
Damned if we leave
It’s the perfect storm
Stuck in the cycle your loyal disciple
But nothing out the norm
Track Name: BED OF THORNS
In a bed of thorns I sleep
As you look down on me
The bottle numbs the ache
Only when I’m awake
The innocence is lost
I feel I'm on the cross
Soon I will be free and the earth can swallow me

The birds no longer sing
No wind beneath their wings
The candle burns so slow
Through the pain of my window
No I won't forget to pray
In this bed of thorns I lay
Soon I will be free and the earth can swallow me
Track Name: LET IT BE
I was lost
I was sleeping
So defamed to live in the still
Bag of bones
In the mirror
Say goodbye
Goodbye to myself

I’ve seen hell
So much company
Close your eyes child
Let it be

Shaking my head for miles
Wishing you were here with me
Made it to the end of the earth somehow
Wonder what’s left for me
Coming from the carnival
Covered in shades of black
I’ve been looking for my soul
Wonder if I’ll get it back

I’ve seen hell
So much company
Close your eyes child
Let it be