Blackbird

by The Riven

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Colin M. Classic bluesy, high energy fuzz they way it should be. Killer leads and vocals with no shortage of energy. a fucking great EP! Favorite track: Tower.
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Stoner Dave Raw Rock'n'Roll right in your face. Falled instantly in love with the singer. Favorite track: Killer On The Loose.
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Sludgeburner Now that's some mighty fine a-pickin' and a-singin' right there. Soulful, classy, heavy, and worth every minute of your time. Incendiary bluesy rock and roll with sophistication and confidence, all the while maintaining the real classic vibe necessary to make this an album vital to your collection. In other words: man, can these dudes play, and jeez, can she sing! I need this on wax right now.
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released April 14, 2017

Recorded and mixed by JB Pilon at Buffalo Studios in London, UK

Mastered by Brad at Audiosiege in Porland, OR

Artwork by Maarten Donders

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The Riven is all about raw, soulful, heavy rock with lots of hot sauce and cheap beer

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Track Name: Ain't No Doctor
Ain’t No Doctor

I have to leave you now and I won’t be back tomorrow
Oh how I wish that I could be the one
Leave me a piece of me before you go
’Cause you’ve taken all the rest all the time that I gave you all my best

But the time is yet to tell,
Said wether you’ll pay for what you have done

Time’s supposed to heal the wounded
But yet the world is simply frozen over
whoever we were and what we used to be
Oh it just goes to show you

But the time is yet to tell,
Said wether you’ll pay for what you have done

Ain’t no doctor, can tell that I’m in pain
and ain’t no doctor, can help me from my pain

Don’t take me back to no memory
Of a time that I can’t live again
Whoever I was and who I’m gonna be
Will be determined by the way that you’ve treated me yeah

But the time is yet to tell,
wether you’ll pay for what you have done

Ain’t no doctor, can tell that I’m in pain
And ain’t no doctor, can help me from my pain
Said Ain’t no doctor, can tell that I’m in pain
And ain’t no doctor, can help me, please won’t you help me yeah

’Cause you’ve taken all the rest
All the time that I gave you my best

Said ain’t no doctor, can tell that I’m in pain
And ain’t no doctor, can help me from my pain
Said Ain’t no doctor, can tell that I’m in pain
Ain’t no doctor, can help me, please oh won’t you help me yeah
Track Name: Tower
Tower

Looking back at a place where all that
Was a cry for someone up above
To hear them shout, oh they wanted out
But still they had no place to go

Back at the time they fought for what they love
No social place typing silent words
I see a poster sitting up above
It’s telling me to tell the world

You’ve got us locked up in your tower, thinking you’ve got all the power
But honey things will change
You think you have got the key, in which way we should be
We’ll take it down tonight

I got no time I must move before
Your twisted mind comes knocking at my door
Don’t wanna know, but do I have a choice
When you got me all pacified

I must break free, I won’t stand in line
If you can’t see that you waste your time
No need to worry, you will be just fine
You ride the the wave and I’ll see you on the other side

You’ve got us locked up in your tower, thinking you’ve got all the power
But honey things will change
You think you have got the key, in which way we should be
We’ll take it down tonight

You’ve got us locked up in your tower, thinking you’ve got all the power
But honey things will change
You think you have got the key, in which way we should be
We’ll take it down tonight

You’ve got us locked up in your tower, thinking you’ve got all the power
But honey things will change
You say it’s something worth to cry for, and something worth to die for
But not in reality

You’ve got us locked up in your tower
You think you’ve the key
Oh we’ll take it down
Track Name: Blackbird
Blackbird

It may seem like the end of all
Like everything’s about to fall
What you have done and been through so far
Has left you hurt and covered in scars

I swear I've been through this before
But you’ve got a way to ignore
Now you’re standing still and look to the sky
Answering my questions with lies

Blackbird, in the sleet and the rain humming for your life
You can’t fly ’cause you lost all inside so long ago
Be proud and don’t ever let someone put you down
And don’t hie in your lonesome and broken tree

And no matter what you do, nothing can stop the truth
’Cause sooner or later in life, you will realise
That all the things that you’ve said and done
Was fueled by your anger in time
Still you’re standing still and look to the sky

Yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah

A whispering voice you recognize is hiding in the dark
It’s speaking to you it’s speaking the truth
Live on fly on
Blackbird, oh

Blackbird, in the sleet and the rain humming for your life
You can’t fly ’cause you lost all inside so long ago
Be proud and don’t ever let someone put you down
And don’t hie in your lonesome and broken tree

Blackbird, live on, fly on
Said I know, I know how it hurts
Yeah, oh said yeah yeah yeah

It may seem like the end of it all
Track Name: Killer On The Loose
Killer On The Loose

You thought you had a such a sweet and safe life, hiding at home
Oh you never worry ’bout nothing, bad news and all
But slowly things are changing, you better be aware
’Cause tonight anything can happen and there’s no escaping for you now

Oh baby better hold on

You lay ’wake at night and wonder
Something is crawling up beside ready to strike again, again, again and again
Beware and look behind your shoulder
Don’t you know that there’s a killer on the loose

Shadows moving closer and closer, don’t fight it
Now everything’s looking harmful to ya’, but don’t be scared
’Cause slowly things are changing, you better be aware
And tonight anything can happen and there’s no escaping for you now

Ohhhh, oh baby better hold on

You lay ’wake at night and wonder
Something is crawling up beside ready to strike again, again, again and again
Beware and look behind your shoulder
Don’t you know that there’s a killer on the loose, loose, loose

Oh baby better hold on

You lay ’wake at night and wonder
Something is crawling up beside ready to strike again, again, again and again
Beware and look behind your shoulder
Don’t you know that there’s a killer on the loose
Track Name: One Last Time
One Last Time

He’s living there captured in a dark, lonely quiet place
The line’s getting clearer on his face every day

Oh can you hear him
Ooh

Once he was free from it all, living in the moment of each day
Now looking back is causing so much pain

Oh can you see him
Oh disappearing, yeah

Take me back for the last time
Let me go with you once more
Pictures scatter into nothing
They will never come alive

Nostalgic and weak trying to speak
But how can he not when all that he’s got is gone so long ago

Oh don’t you fear him
Oh you will hear him now as he begs you please

Take me back for the last time
Let me go with you once more
Pictures scatter into nothing
They will never come alive

I can’t stand this
I can’t stand no won’t you please help me lord

Take me back for the last time
Let me go with you once more
Pictures scatter into nothing
They will never come alive

Come alive oh, said memories never die
No pictures, said pictures never die