Hi, thanks for visiting us here on the ol' Bandcamp page...we've got this tune to the right, "The Anchor", as well as our first full-length, "The Slings And Arrows Of Outrageous Fortune" available to download or stream...If you're one of the people who found this page through our cunning marketing scheme of asking our friends and fans to post links to it and you like what you've heard, please go like our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/straybulletsmmxii
)...the more people we can get to like our page, the faster and easier it will be for us to crowdsource the funds we need to master and press vinyl for our new album, which we are 90% done mixing...thanks for checking us out!...and now, a little about "The Anchor":
We recorded this song for "This Is New England: A 100% Benefit Comp", a compilation of songs by bands from Boston and the surrounding areas to benefit brain cancer research and the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, which should be out soon...in the meantime, we're gonna stream it here...check out their FB page at www.facebook.com/groups/417013125062241/
for a list of all the awesome bands who contributed tracks, and buy it when it comes out.
UPDATE: People have been asking for this to be made available for download, so here it is...so you can buy it here for a buck if you want, or buy it as part of the comp for five bucks and get 19 other songs for free. Up to you.
THE ANCHOR THAT I USED TO FEAR’D FOREVER KEEP ME MIRED HERE JUST GASPING AS I FLOUNDERED IN THE DEEP, A THOUSAND TIMES HAS KEPT THIS SHIP FROM BEING DASHED TO PIECES ON THE REEF...THE BEACON THAT I USED TO HATE ILLUMINATING MY MISTAKES HAS SHOWN ME IT’S JUST THERE TO LIGHT THE WAY, A PATH I’VE LEARNED TO FOLLOW AS THE DARKEST NIGHTS COME SWALLOW UP THE DAYS...
ON AND ON I FAILED UNTIL A DRY LAND COULD BE FOUND, AND ON THAT FATEFUL DAY I KISSED THE SOIL AND STOOD ON SOLID GROUND, THOUGH I WILL ALWAYS BE A SAILOR AND I’LL ALWAYS LOVE THE SEA, MY HEART BELONGS NOW TO THIS SIREN WHO SAW FIT TO SAVE A SALTY WRETCH LIKE ME...
THE COMPASS NEEDLE I ONCE SWORE MY ONLY MEANS TO MAKE THE SHORE, NOW FROZEN, RUSTED OVER, CAST ASIDE, I BURNED BOTH MAPS AND LEGENDS, LET THE STARS UP IN THE HEAVENS BE MY GUIDE...THOSE OCEANS I ONCE FOUGHT TO CROSS, THIS BATTERED VESSEL TEMPEST-TOSSED, NOT REALLY INSURMOUNTABLE AT ALL, JUST KEEP THE KEEL SIDE DOWN AND TURN THE RUDDER SO THE BOW FACES THE SQUALL...
OH, WELL I CAN’T LIE, THERE’S A PART OF ME STILL MISSES IT SOMETIMES, SO FAREWELL, MY SEABOUND FRIENDS, GODSPEED HERE’S HOPING ALL YOUR SHIPS ARE COMING IN.
released June 14, 2013
Recorded, mixed, and mastered in one day by the unstoppable Chris Johnson at Moontower Recording
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