for the ears of dogs to come

by The Holy Orders

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"Just when you've had it with Strokes/Interpol/Editors soundalikes along come The Holy Orders and restore your faith in indie guitar music" Tom Robinson, BBC 6music

Coal Shed Records are pleased to announce the release of BBC Introducing Ones To Watch for 2013, The Holy Orders’ debut album.

Recorded mainly to tape with the band gathered in the same room, For the Ears of Dogs to Come captures the edgy intensity and energy of the band’s amazing live shows. The album features the debut single Paper/Scissors/Stone which has already gained praise and play from BBC 6music’s Tom Robinson who has called them “One of the fabbest bands not only in Hull but in the country.”

The Holy Orders were first told that their amps were too loud in 2006. Along the way they have caught the attention of Punk legend and journalist John Robb who highlights their “interesting, ambitious songs…(&)…intriguing lyrics”. Meanwhile, cult hero Josh T. Pearson and Mute Records recording artist simply quips they’re the "best thing out of Hull since the Humber Bridge".

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released 14 July 2013

all songs by matt edible/the holy orders

matt edible – vocals, guitar
christopher marsay – guitar
dave coates – bass
james cooper – drums, backing vocals

additional backing vocals in crowd scenes by walter sobchak and patrick tobin
produced by the holy orders and patrick tobin at room room studio, hull
engineered by patrick tobin
mastered by chris daniels at ukmastering.com
artwork by snapper52
live photo by ben brady

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The Holy Orders Hull, UK

"Just when you've had it with Strokes/Interpol/Editors soundalikes along come The Holy Orders and restore your faith in indie guitar music" Tom Robinson (BBC 6music)

The Holy Orders were first told that their amps were too loud in 2006.
Since then, the four-piece from Hull have divided the opinions of many sound engineers.

The Holy Orders continue to be loud.
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Track Name: walk/don't walk
you were such a fun guy
whatever it took
these days you’ve become so shy
i can read you like a book
what all went wrong?
what all went wrong?
what all went wrong?
you’ve got the saddest eyes
from a lover that you now despise
who in turn sits alone and he cries
cries and he cries and he cries

cries from his saddest eyes
from a lover he could never despise
who in turn sits alone and he cries
cries and he cries and he cries

walk/don’t walk the other side of the road
you make minimum effort for the maximum load
there’s a gram of cocaine with your name on it
it’s cut to hell with laxatives but you don’t give a shit
cos your bowels gave way a long time ago
when your reputation was as white as the snow
now it’s all a blur, all a mess
the only time you’re happy is when you’re under duress
cos she broke your heart and tore your soul
now your reputation is as black as the coal
in her make up bag, oh man what a drag
you’re using it more everyday now things begin to sag
and you’re wearing the same clothes you used to wear
in the days before you knew what it was like to care
but no disguise can hide the lies
they can see right through it to your saddest of eyes
Track Name: paper/scissors/stone
the moment you started i switched off
i hate the way that you bitch and scoff
paper, scissors and stone you rock
you strung me up good so i tied you in a knot
cos you’re my first, my last, my everything
you’re my peggy sue, my mysterious girl

retreat, repent, reprise attack
i thought you had me covered til you shot me in the back
paper, scissors and stone the crows
we dance best when we’re on each other’s toes
cos you’re my girl from ipanema
you’re my long and winding road, you’re my girl from mars

and did it happen to be true?
it happened to be you
i said it happened to be true
it happened to be you

ba da da da da da da dah
ba da da da da da da da dah

you’re my first, my last, my everything
you’re my peggy sue, my mysterious girl.

did it happen to be true?
it happened to be you
i said it happened to be true
it happened to be you

you say that it’s the same game that everybody else plays
but can’t you see that after the wrapping and the blunting
it still cuts
it must
Track Name: sherlock
you knew what was wrong before you spoke to the medic
your life expectancy’s on its last line of credit
tell me are you really gonna die this time
tell me are you really gonna die this time

said things would be different from last time around
when you racked up your troubles and then you skipped town
tell me are you really gonna work this time?
tell me are you really gonna work this time?

no shit sherlock
was it that you meant to tell yourself but you forgot?
it’s all the same
all the same
no shit sherlock
was it that you meant to tell yourself but you forgot?
it’s all the same
all the same

you knew what was wrong and you knew you’d regret it
you knew what was wrong but you somehow forgot it
tell me are you really gonna die this time?
tell me are you really gonna work this time?

no shit sherlock
was it that you meant to tell yourself but you forgot?
it’s all the same
all the same
no shit sherlock
was it that you meant to tell yourself but you forgot?
it’s all the same
all the same

you blame the curse of your free will
you say its knowledge that you seek
what you call a bitter pill
was just a lemon tree

no shit sherlock
what was it that you meant to tell yourself but you forgot?
it’s all the same
it’s all the same
Track Name: breathe
the night was stale like the sun in braille
and with a sigh of regret i remembered what i swore to forget
and a walk back home never felt so alone
carry on, stay strong and sing to myself this little song
things will be better someday
as we carry on our un-merry way
birds still sing and bells still ring and we still fuck on sundays
there could still be a happy ending, broken things are always mending
so breathe
breathe
walking alone as the night turned dark i felt another murmur from a broken heart
him touching you your body so slim and beautiful and delicate like within
the soul i fell in love with the first time i saw your eyes, jaded and yet so pure
so jaded and yet so pure, so jaded and yet so pure
you’ll never believe it cos it’s never been true that no-one else could ever be so good for you
if he’d of been first would it be me?
if he’d of been first would it be me?
if he’d of been first
like the first time we met and the streets filled with regret
your house felt like an abattoir from all the hearts you’d broken there
‘til the clocks stop telling time just breathe
breathe

my momma once told me remember to breathe
my poppa once told me remember to breathe
and joshua t said remember to breathe
don’t forget to breathe

like the first time we met and the streets filled with regret
your house felt like a reservoir from all the tears been shed through there
‘til the clocks stop telling time just breathe
breathe

things will be better someday as we walk on our un-merry way
‘til the clocks stop telling time just breathe
breathe
Track Name: deviants
the first time we met you were half undressed
both looking for something to caress
you saw a common purpose invited me in
to talk about all the ways we could sin
like baby when you’re worked up
the way you hitch your skirt up
and wait for someone to make it better
fuck our way throughout the land
if they don’t understand then we’ll run, run, run

run away from our grievience
we’ll both be deviants in the most devious way
we’ll start ourselves the most unjust war
what are we fighting for?
we’re fighting just to fight another day
we’ll fight it every day

the first time we met you were half undressed
both looking for something to caress
saw a common purpose invited me in
to talk about, talk about, oh yeah baby
we’ll burn out like shooting stars
out like crashing cars
riding our way to the moon
no need apologise, just spit back in their eyes
then we’ll run, run, run

run away from our grievience
we’ll both be deviants in the most devious way
we’ll start ourselves the most unjust war
what are we fighting for?
we’re fighting just to fight another day
we’ll fight it every day

we’ll run, run, run, run, run, run, run
we’ll run away from our grievience
we’ll both be deviants in the most devious way
we’ll start ourselves the most unjust war
what are we fighting for?
we’re fighting just to fight another day
we’ll fight it every day
Track Name: retina burns
my story takes place some years ago
i went to see the terrorvision show
they played alice what’s the matter and the song about drinking
the tequila that was flowing and clouding my thinking
i should have known right from the start
not to fall in love on a broken heart
then again it’s not as if i was looking for it
i was just watching the band i couldn’t ignore it
then i saw a sign i thought so angelic
atop of her head was a halo
i couldn’t breathe, couldn’t believe what i could see

she didn’t respond when i shot her a glance
and then the band sent a message of perseverance
i decided to find her after the show
i caught her at the bar while her defences were low
well everything was going alright for a while
but there was something wrong behind that smile
when i went back to the bar to get another beer
i started thinking back and it all became clear
i’d only seen the silhouette of angel
and atop of her head was just halogen
i couldn’t breathe, couldn’t believe what i could see
but i couldn’t see properly
i thought i’d fallen in love at first sight
but it must have been the retina burns from the strobe light
a trick of the heart, a trick of the light
i thought i’d fallen in love at first sight
but it must have been the retina burns from the strobe light
a trick of the heart, a trick of the light
it’s not that you’re not pretty that’s something we can fix
remember that to get terrorvision to number 1 took a remix
oh, you’re gonna lose your mind when you’re going blind
oh

i thought i’d fallen in love at first sight
but it must have been the retina burns from the strobe light
a trick of the heart caused by a trick of the light
i thought i’d fallen in love at first sight
but it must have been the retina burns from the strobe light
a trick of the heart, a trick of the light
Track Name: somewhere in this world
i’d woken fully clothed and realised something was wrong
but i guess it was a problem that i’ve known of all along
what a stupid little mistake to have made
what was i thinking?
i’d woken from a nightmare in which you were the song
but the problem with my nightmares is they always carry on
waking dreams of loneliness surrounding
confounding
somewhere in this world is a box containing
everything that you have lost
someday you will find it
and i will be there

i’ve woken many times with people that i’ve never knew
the problem with last night is that i’d gone to bed with you
what a stupid little mistake to have made what was i thinking
if only i’d have listened to what i thought was right
but all that common sense had gone and upped, left last night
stupid little mistake
somewhere in this world is a box containing
everything that you have lost
and someday you will find it
and i will be there
the orchestra said that they would play another song
but their music was gone
they’d forgotten what it looked like, how it sounded
i found it went

la la la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la

la la la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la

hey
la la la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
somewhere in this world is a box containing
everything that you have lost
and someday you will find it
and i will
and i will
and i will be there
Track Name: to the gallows
la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
you seem so very proud of the mess you made
and you celebrate with a vodka lime and lemonade
a sling well ain’t that funny cos i’ve got a noose for you
drink up i’m telling you your time is through
i said drink up
you thought that blame’d bounce off you that you were übermensch
but as your bowels give way to that final stench
oh we’ll be happy cleaning up that smell
we’ll be happy to send you back to hell
oh we’ll be happy

and we won’t cry when they take you to the gallows
they won’t waste no land they have hallowed
in a crowd of cheers there won’t be a single tear
as well wash away the pain from all the years

la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
and we won’t cry when they take you to the gallows
they won’t waste no land they have hallowed
in a crowd of cheers there won’t be a single tear
as well wash away the pain from all the years
and we won’t cry when they take you to the gallows
they won’t waste no land they have hallowed
in a crowd of cheers there won’t be a single tear
as well wash away the pain from all the years

and i won’t blame your son for what his father has become
cos the wickedness of blood can always be overcome
and i won’t mourn you anytime at all
i’ll be the first in line to start singing when you fall
sing it
la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
Track Name: dance motherfuckers
dance motherfuckers
listen up cos we’re coming for you
and dance with me lovers
and we’ll show ‘em after all we’ve been through
be sure we might not like each other
but we hate you more
we’ve been downtrodden for too long and
now we’re gonna settle the score
dance motherfuckers
you will never take us alive
cocksuckers
we’re the strongest so we’ll survive
motherfuckers
now you’re gonna dance to our beat
cocksuckers
while we unload at your feet
motherfuckers
it’s not just us we’re not alone
cocksuckers
breaking down the wall to your throne
motherfuckers
like superman fighting for good
cocksuckers
we’re out for blood
listen up
listen up
listen up
and we’ll start ripping up your children’s toys
for ripping off the girls and boys
and when we come for you, you won’t suspect a thing

so dance motherfuckers
listen up we’re coming for you
and dance with me lovers
we’ll show ‘em after all we’ve been through
be sure we might not like each other
but we hate you more
we’ve been downtrodden for too long
and now we’re gonna settle the score
dance motherfuckers
you will never take us alive
cocksuckers
we’re the strongest so we’ll survive
motherfuckers
now you’re gonna dance to our beat
cocksuckers
while we unload at your feet
motherfuckers
it’s not just us we’re not alone
cocksuckers
breaking down the wall to your throne
motherfuckers
like superman fighting for good
cocksuckers
we’re out for blood
listen up
listen up
listen up
and we’ll start ripping up your children’s toys
for ripping off the girls and boys
and when we come for you, you won’t suspect a thing
dance motherfuckers
listen up, we’re coming for you
and dance with me lovers
we’ll show ‘em after all we’ve been through
be sure we might not like each other
but we hate you more
we’ve been downtrodden for too long
and now we’re gonna settle the score