Blood City

by Rival Knives

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Michael F. RIVAL KNIVES 'Blood City' is an absolute killer; a ripping blend of street punk attitude and crusty hardcore, that is deliciously rock n roll. Weaving street tales of $hit gone wrong with a passionate growl this is whiskey-soaked punk rock at its best. Somebody snatch these guys up pronto...this is just flat-out great... Favorite track: Blood City.
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Artwork -Scott R. Miller
Tracking/Mixing/Engineering - Jim Stewart
Mastering - Adam Boose @Cauliflower Audio

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released March 3, 2014

Chris Wright-Vocals/Guitar
Kris Monroe - Drums
Michael Barber - Guitar/Vocals
Keith Gayton - Bass/Vocals

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Rival Knives Cleveland, Ohio

Rival Knives is the new moniker of the dudes formerly known as The Goonz

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Track Name: The Party Bummer
we came to destroy you all
drown bitches in alcohol
send kids to their crying moms
drop science and load it with F-bombs

why aren't you breathing?
you're gonna ruin my summer
why aren't you dancing?
you are the party bummer

all out on the weekend
all out on the weekday fuck it
I'm trying to get wasted
I'm trying to bury myself alive

and you'll never forget tonight
if you almost lost your life
we'll celebrate the night
if we do this shit, let's do it right

why aren't you breathing?
you're gonna ruin my summer
why aren't you dancing?
you are the party bummer
we're just getting started
life in the endless summer
don't be a baby
don't be a party bummer

no rest for the wicked
no sleep til we're dead

and you'll never forget tonight
if you almost lost your life
we'll celebrate the night
if we do this shit, let's do it right
Track Name: Blood City
last night I was lying in my bed
I heard the sound of a creaking hinge
I checked the door to the basement stairs
I checked the window but there's no one standing there
I've got a gun if you don't believe me
check into my house if you're tired of breathing

I've got this horrid feeling
somebody's out to get me
and I don't know who it is
I don't know who it is

next day I was coming home
I found blood and a ransom note for my dog
this motherfucker's gone way too far
what kind of pussy hides out in the dark with a knife
and I admit I was out for blood
but what do you do when you don't know what the fuck
and I don't believe a single word he said
cause I'll put a bullet in the back of his head

I've got this horrid feeling
somebody's out to get me
and I don't know who it is
I don't know who it is

I'm out for blood
I'm not the kind that'll beg for mercy

But I've got this horrid feeling
somebody's out to get me
and I don't know who it is
I don't know who it is
Track Name: King Shit Of Turd Island
you act like you're so cool
you make up your own rules
if that ain't it then what does it take to know?
you've got a friend in the paper
you've got a friend on a blog
and they say "that's my favorite song"

but me, I will never know
what it takes
to be a part of it all
there's no breaks
for guys like us I know
cause we're not cool
and we're way too fucking old

Well I must be past my prime
I guess if you think so
I might as well be dead
I guess if you think so
I've got nothing to say
I guess if you think so
but no one can stop me now
no one can stop me

alright alright I guess it's not all that bad
I get to laugh and play rock and roll with these guys right here
and that's way cooler to me than to be some kind of
king shit of turd island, so fuck it.

me, I will never know
what it takes to be a part of it all
there's no breaks for guys like us I know
cause we're not cool
and we're way too fucking old
don't look at me
I didn't make the rules
I just play what I would listen to
I don't give a fuck if none of you like this song
but if you do, I hope you sing along

Me I will never know
what it takes
to be a part of it all
there's no breaks for guys like us I know
cause we're not cool and we're way too fucking old

Well I must be past my prime
I guess if you think so
I might as well be dead
I guess if you think so
But no one can stop me
no one can stop me
Track Name: Unravel
all of my decisions today
weren't very clear
I think I might have drank away
all of my fears

so maybe I am the sleaze
so maybe I am the one they're talking about
still want my MTV
still want my Judas Priest

Sit back and watch me unravel
I know you'd love to see me burn
cause I'm a liar and a bastard
of all the bad I am the worst

Friday night I sit at home
playing my guitar
and though I wrote so many songs
I never got that far

So maybe I am the sleaze
maybe I am the one they're talking about
still in my concert T's
soon I'l be late thirties

with no one but me
hanging on to a dream

Sit back and watch me unravel
I know you'd love to see me burn
Cause I'm a liar and a bastard
of all the bad I am the worst

but I still love rock and roll
it's the part of my soul
that hasn't killed me yet
and I don't think it will

so maybe I am the sleaze
so maybe I am the one they're talking about
yeah I'm still going to shows
some band that nobody knows
maybe I'm playing guitar
maybe you know who we are
it hasn't killed me yet
and I don't think it will

when all the lights go dim
I will be right here.
Track Name: Lizard Brain
I was only trying to help you out
I thought I'd blame
my lizard brain
what's left to say
but I'm sorry

I wonder
how do we return
from falling?
defy gravity?

I thought I'd blame
my lizard brain
what's left to say
but I'm sorry.

I keep trying and trying and trying
but I can't seem to fix myself
no matter what
I just keep on fucking up

I thought I'd blame my lizard brain
what's left to say
But I'm sorry.
Track Name: Life In The Firing Pin
let's ride in a rusty beast
on down to mexico
get in fights and end up in jail
spend my nights on a bed of nails
woke up in a parking lot
lost keys and all my clothes
dressed down to a pair of socks
so I just started running
I just started running

Am I the only one out here?
Am I the only thing I fear?
I don't care if the coast is clear
you want to break my bones
then break my bones

But how do you stop getting old?
didn't know then what I know
If all I would have lost was control
but nothing's ever enough

Life in the firing pin
you go out can't come back in
shoot to kill shoot to win
being crucified is a crucial fix
I'll find my way back home
when I find a place to call home
there ain't nothing like a burning bridge
to release myself from all of this

Am I the only one out here?
Am I the only thing I fear?
I don't care if the coast is clear
you wanna break my bones
then break my bones

But how do you stop getting old?
didn't know then what I know
if all I would have lost was control
but nothing's ever enough

If all I would have lost was control
If all I would have lost was control
Track Name: When All The Lights Turn Red
"Can we go to the hill again?
I'll never ask you for anything
I swear we won't stay long"
but then we'd stay there for hours and hours
"could you please stay close to home?
it doesn't matter what your brother says"
and then we'd start all over again
but sometimes you can't escape the past

and this is how I remember it
I was only a boy
If I could go back and say to you
we never meant any harm

so the lights stay green

Am I suppose to get used to it?
cause I don't think that it can be done
If I could go back in time
there's really nothing that I could do

let's keep running
never look back
let's keep driving
never stop

you know sometimes you've gotta let it go
you've gotta keep on keeping on

so the lights stay green

when all the lights turn red
Track Name: Tim Rigby
waking up
on a summer morning
I call you up
and we ride all day long
no bills to pay
no time to come home
I know the latest tricks from watching videos
and I'd have kept it up
if not for one thing

I'm not seventeen anymore
and I sure feel it when I get on the board
don't break a leg cause you can't work
don't come home late don't be a jerk

well my old man
he used to poke fun
cause I didn't like cars
and I didn't like guns
but when you get older
some things start to change
I learned to really like cars
and now sometimes I skate

I'm not seventeen anymore
and I sure feel it when I get on the board
don't break a leg cause you can't work
don't come home late don't be a jerk

I'll always remember the good old days
we had our problems but we really had it made
the only thing I ever cared about were shoes
board sizes and bones brigade
so when I grow up and you ask me
what did I really want to be
it was Tony, Plan B and Danny Way

Sometimes I just want to skate

I'll always remember the good old days
we had our problems but we really had it made
the only thing I ever cared about were shoes
board sizes and bones brigade
so when I grow up and you ask me
what did I really want to be
it was Tony, Plan B and Danny Way
it was Tim Rigby from Ohio Surf and Skate
Track Name: Zombie Club
are these the best days you ever had?
you might not think so
but I would never let it go

been days away
ever since the bomb hit the southern states
we sit and wait while we all just rot away
I'm bored as hell cause there's nothing left to do
but sit around or look for human food

and I thought maybe that was all that it would spread
then sixteen others turned into living dead
now I'm mad as fucking hell I'm not alive
and there's just something about blood I need tonight

all the theaters are closed
all the porn shops are closed
there's really nothing left to do
this place is a ghost town
cause they're all afraid of you
well I know, I know, I know

But I thought maybe that was all that it would spread
and then sixteen others turned into living dead
now I'm mad as fucking hell I'm not alive
But there's just something about blood I need tonight

and we will not be left alone
this is the zombie club
and it's all our own
and we will not die here alone
this is the zombie club
and it's all our own

are these the best days you ever had?
you might not think so but I would never let it go

I thought maybe that was all that it would spread
and then sixteen others turned into living dead
now I'm mad as fucking hell I'm not alive
but there's just something about blood I need tonight
Track Name: Buddy
well in the back of my mind
I already crossed the line
the kind of things we did
turn into kids
we went down about a mile
on down the street
when she turned to me
she never felt so free and said

"I swore I'd never meet my Buddy"

Buddy?
Buddy!?
Buddy!

Whenever we go
go out to eat
it's always on me
it's always on me
well I think I want more
bust down that door
roll around that bed
then of course she said
"I swore I'd never meet my BUDDY!"

Buddy?
Buddy?!
Buddy!

and when she stares back at me
I know there's something about it
but when I tried to make a move
she says "I think I want to be just friends"

Buddy!
Buddy?
Buddy?!
BUDDY!
Track Name: Black Suitcase
oh well I tried. i swear.
and I remembered every word
and with every song we did our best
we hope you heard the evidence
cause I was living in a different world
but you don't always get the girl
sometimes I feel like cigarettes
I'm burning out and losing breath

and now that nothing can hold me back
but the goddamn radio
I've got to give it one more shot
give me one more night on a plane out to hollywood
give me one more chance to show them that I could
I haven't seen this place
since I was a young blood
give me one more chance to show them that I could

"those were the days" he said
as he loaded the old truck bed
if I'd have known what I know now
I'd never stop or settle down
I really don't need that much
I'm just like my father was
there's things I must get off my chest
the need to rise and never rest
if you gave me shows to play
if you gave me a place to stay
I'd pack my black suitcase
and play the songs as long as I could play

If I could reach you all
If I could see it all
If I could write them all
you know that I would
Track Name: Defeatist Grin
maybe a drive is all I need
maybe a song is all I needed
cause I can't focus
I can't breathe
take me away from everything

feels so mindless
where's my blindfold?

maybe this life is not for me
maybe I'm not who I should be
you ever think maybe you could change it?
but then you find yourself back here

feels so mindless
where's my blindfold?

all it is
is openness

open doors
defeatist grin
don't know where or to begin
if I could find the road to take
I'd close the door and drive away
tonight.