Self Inductance

by DEMANDS

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released 09 March 2014

DEMANDS ON THIS RECORDING:

Dan: vocals
James: guitar
Brendan: bass
Gu: drums

Recorded in various basements by Carni Klirs and Lennon Luks in 2013
Mastered by Marshall Wieczorek at MP Productions

Layout by Augusto Pagliarini
All lyrics by Dan

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"It might be hard to distinguish between music that is angry and music that is determined, but DEMANDS quantifies the latter for me. Vocals are pushed to their absolute limit, and the music sounds like a burly modern re-interpretation of a '00s fastcore interpretation of DC hardcore...you know, bringing the sound back home but making it sound new all over again." - Terminal Escape ... more

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Track Name: No Lifeboats
Hello my friend, let us begin
As we both pretend not to condescend
Meet face to face, ignore the bitter taste
We'd both prefer to not be in the other's place

Cool
We both keep our cool
But irony is cruel
And I know luck is cruel
We'll both be dead

It is what it is, the words from your lips
Cannot eclipse that we're on a sinking ship

Cool
Isn't the water cool?
We're slowly sinking / Cruel
You know we're drowning / Cruel
We'll both cough cool

Like the tempers of those who wait
They see the by-products of what you waste
Can't play your hand of the cards they deal
Sinking together, now we'll

Cannot pretend that this isn't the end
Either heaven sent or hell bent
Say your goodbyes, we're out of time
Wash away the lies and my despise

Cool
We both keep our cool
But irony is cruel
And I know luck is cruel
We'll both be dead and cool

Like the tempers of those who wait
They see the by-products of what you waste
Can't play your hand of the cards they deal
Sinking together, now we'll

Swallow our pride and the water, too
Down your throat to end you
One lead to your doom, you choose
Track Name: Oryx
Shepherds of death keep you on their right hand
With blood on their fingers / They draw lines in the sand
The burning hot sun beating down on your mane
Brands you for life / Hated and pained

It's a life your kind only knows
A taste for blood is starting to show

Shepherds of death keep you on their right hand
With blood on their fingers / They draw lines in the sand
Stench of the corpses that's filling your nose
Will always hang with you wherever you go

It's a scent your kind only knows
A taste for blood is starting to show
Cursed sands now made your home
Boxed in / Your last place to go
Sired / Reaped / Sowed

Horns of a devil / Keep your head low
Stag of the desert / Run predators through
Brothers and sisters lay down in the earth
They are your war drums / Beat them with your hoof

Oryx / Your number's up
Oryx / They're on the hunt
Oryx, you're snuffed
Track Name: Fate
Awake
It's a new day, we're hoping for change
The weight of the past will not hold us back now
Now we will be brought up from our knees
This is the chance that we've been waiting for
Forward we push, on as we should
Wind in our face is now coming on hard
Hard we fall, our progress has stalled
Shield your eyes as the wind pushes on

With the stain of failure
Playing the role / Paying for the sins
Committed by past generations
Held in one place, the horizon grows dim

Hold onto your dreams / They're going nowhere
Follow your heart / Before it gives out
Think for yourself / While you still have decisions
Choose your own path / To drop to the ground

Sleep
Let the night overtake you
Close your eyes, your thoughts drift away
The way of the world is changing
Lay in the wake as the wind pushes on

With the stain of failure
Playing the role / Paying for the sins
Committed by past generations
Held in one place, the horizon grows dim

Hold onto your dreams / They'll never leave you
Follow your heart / Follow the trail
Think for yourself / Of all that's gone wrong, man
Choose your own path / And drop to the ground

Don't say a prayer
Don't shed a tear
This is our fate
Track Name: Uprooted
Held to the ground in this place
Malnourished, immanent decay
Last option that we have deduced
We pick ourselves up by the roots

Plant yourself down / Unfamiliar soil
Hated by neighbors and cursed by the loyal
How does it taste?
Welcome to your new place
Start at the back of the chase
Have fun catching up for the race
And never quite catch...

Plant ourselves down by the fallen
Crashing down hard onto roofs
So much is lost but not stolen
What scatters the ground is the proof

Plant ourselves down / Unfamiliar soil
Hated by neighbors and cursed by the loyal
Trembling grip / Lose hold and slip
And with the dirt wash away
Wash away, out of this place
With the decayed, out of this place
Track Name: I Wish I Could Help You
I'm glad you made it out west to the altar you need the most
So genuflect to the water, sun, and the holy coast
Back East I plead for relief, I drink alone & think about
All the things that you don't need to hear and
Aren't ever leaving my mouth

This is the way that I see it
We take the impressions we need
No fuse will be left unlit
We'll fulfill our own prophecies

I know you're looking for some kind of answer
But I got no words for your problems at hand
And though I've been told that silence is gold
This wasn't part of some plan

Open with your pain and thoughts
I endemically not
I'm sorry that I left you searching
I'd rather my sentiment was lost

I know you're looking for some kind of answer
But I got no words for your problems at hand
And though I've been told that silence is gold
It won't pay for your medicine

Hear me from where
You left me, my dear
The smoke won't clear
I know it's tragic, and unfair