Ships Down Demo

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Recorded (Mostly) live in seedy Manor House in an even seedier practice room over the course of the most brutal 4 hours in Ships Down history... The release of our first demo, all for free to you fine people!

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released February 15, 2016

Recorded (mostly!) live in practice room on 30 January 2016 by Aaron Connolly.

All tracks mixed & mastered by Aaron Connolly.

All songs and lyrics written by Ships Down

Artwork by Darcy @ www.darcydee.com

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Ships Down London, UK

5 Piece Melodic Hardcore punk from London. Heavy, Fast and full of lead.

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Track Name: No Refuge
We hoped the smoke would clear when we arrived here
a fresh start without the death part
with freedom’s screams still ringing in our ears

We swapped the bombs for blockades
How can we take a hand out with [our] hands raised?

We braved the seas for a sliver of peace
packed in boats like human sardines
(No matter if we fight or flee)
No matter if we fight or flee
Wherever we go, there is little humanity
When we arrived, yeah we thought this would be the end
to the fight for our rights
We thought our lives might finally thrive

(We can’t go home. There’s nowhere to go.)
We were only lambasted, now we’re being outcasted
(We can’t go home and so, we roam.)
We were only lambasted, now we’re being outcasted

O’er these foreign fields we roam
Just to be told to fuck off home
“This really isn’t against you but sadly we haven’t got the room.”

Police are meant to be keeping the peace…
What’s subliminal about treating innocents like criminals?
Track Name: Sunderland
There’s always an issue
whenever I’ve made a breakthrough
A subtle attack…
You’re holding me back yet supporting me into the longview
These insecurities are killing you and poisoning me
Therein lies the irony!
They’ve only strengthened our symmetry

I’d like to think I’m more than a glutton for your punishment
Thankfully, your love for me is the best encouragement

I don’t need to believe it
when I can clearly perceive it
Oh, who has time to hope for the sure things?
I don’t need to embrace it
when I can always engrave it
Oh, who really has time to play with heartstrings?

Assume the best, hope for the worst
Flying high while I’m submerged
It’s all so oxymoronic
Enter my demonic bucolic
We trade blows but don’t move an inch
when did our words become our fists
Such a lovely disaster
ignoring the present, living for the hereafter

There’s always an issue
right after the one we’ve just been through
No lessons learnt, just bridges burnt
We must love the chaos that ensues
Stubbornness and pride will likely forge my own demise
So why am I surprised?

I don’t need to believe it
when I can clearly perceive it
Oh, who has time to hope for the sure things?
I don’t need to embrace it
when I can always engrave it
Oh, who really has time to play with heartstrings?


Circular…
Sick and tubercular
A dream that never recurs…
A pleasure that always hurts…

Circular…
Sick and tubercular
A dream that never recurs…
A gift that somehow turned out cursed

All these things lead me to think
for every queen of hearts, there’s a headless king.
Track Name: Release Me
I’ve never known a place that I can call home
All life has shown me are fleeting
and teasing reminders of my
own dulcet zone

A place reserved for wretched souls
fire and snow all juxtaposed
The pain brought from the flames yet oh so cold
A place that only I know

I pine and perish for enough leverage
to escape from this cell
and permanently dwell in an oasis
where life is painless

Just a ghost in this shell…
A demon trapped in my own hell
I fight
I fall
I cry and I call
That might be all that I can do
Such a depressing truth

Who can release me?
Step forth, I beseech thee

Just a ghost in this shell…
A demon trapped in my own hell

Who can release me?
Step forth, I beseech thee
Track Name: Not An Option
Remember when we made it out alive?
Then why’d you want to quit and die here?
Press on/keep up the fight here
We’ve come way too far now just to compromise
Look up, the finish line is in sight!
One last push, give it all your might

We’re in it to win it!
We won’t quit until it’s finished.
Blood, sweat, and tears perspired
until we crush this empire.

Summon everything within that you have
Anything less just won’t suffice
Many already paid with their life
The dawn of our redemption is at hand!
Enemies will understand
who really has the upper hand

So give it all you’ve got
you better give it all you’ve got
Especially when it all seems lost
Take no prisoners, take a stand!

Didn’t I say it’s a long road ahead
not many have travelled the same path we’ve tread
Oh, I know it seems like the road will never end
but if we dig deeper
victory’ll be sweeter!

We’re in it to win it!
We won’t quit until it’s finished.
Blood, sweat, and tears perspired
until we crush this empire.

So give it all you’ve got
you better give it all you’ve got
Especially when it all seems lost
Take no prisoners, take a stand!

And we sing… whoa!