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for the ears of dogs to come

by The Holy Orders

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
sherlock 05:02
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
4.
breathe 06:24
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
5.
deviants 04:14
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
6.
retina burns 04:39
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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

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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 July 14, 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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