Violent Nature

by Woodhawk

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oliviervp
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oliviervp My love for this great band started with this album. It's bursting at the seams with its highly infectious grooves. The vocals are some of the best in the genre as well. Great album from these Canadian dudes! Favorite track: Snake in the Grass.
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Bucky Violent Nature is tempered with another storm of hypnotic groove not unlike its predecessor; heavy on the hooks, deafening rhythm, and vocals belting out with affable rasp. Went with the green vinyl. It was a toss up that or blue. Received in the mail, the splatter, splattered my brain. Well done gents!!
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spike1167 Such a good song! My favorite off this album. Favorite track: Weightless Light.
Colin M.
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Colin M. Woodhawk nailed it. Super catchy with riffs aplenty, this is a rock album that, while a bit darker in tone than "Beyond The Sun," is pure enjoyment from start to finish. Favorite track: Old Silence.
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1.
As two worlds collide it’s apparent What’s happened here Destruction through corruption By the face of fear The ground begins to crumble beneath me As my knees turn weak Reverting back to the old ways In times of need When change is not enough And rubble turns to blood All that’s here, left to lose Is the hope that carries you Get down low And pray for death Staring out over the ocean At the crashing waves The feeling of being pulled under One breath from safe Cracking under weight that you can not hold The levee soon will break if you don’t gain control You say you wanted change But didn’t want to pay You’ve sold your soul, for nothing more Than collision course Get down low And pray for death Nothing can change the way you’re feeling now Looking for light at the darkest side of hell Facing the fears I never knew I had Burning dreams till there’s nothing left I’ve chased hope down the drain till there’s nowhere left to go I’ve left peace behind just to be alone
2.
What if one day, I don’t wake up And all I’ve hoped for, was not enough If I stay sleepless, am I still here Or have I succumb to, disappear As it becomes clear With my back against the wall I try to close my eyes But I still feel vulnerable In this weightless light Rip your fingers, from my throat I think it’s best if, you let go Strung out on life and defeated by time While I lie away, life passes by If now is the time The weight upon my chest translates into my head I try to breathe without a breath, but choke on what I’ve said Do I deserve the silence that echoes endlessly Drag me from the darkness of memory and misery
3.
Dry Blood 04:30
Please, let me in Your heart’s where I call home Under your skin Is where I bury my soul There’s blood in the love that I crave The type that will come with pain Breathing new life into me is not the same But maybe its how I’m reborn again Brand new blood, fills my lungs An oath, that we take Binds us to this life through fate But nothing is safe Even the strongest wounds break Blood soaks the land that we love Even when deaths not enough It’s my piece of mind that keeps me inside Looking for balance in an unequal life So take, these bones, to break But leave, my veins, in place As blood drips off of my hands, it begins to dry Hearts keep beating, blood keeps flowing Sealing over time
4.
Heartstopper 04:40
For everything you’ve told me, I know what it means Thank you for entrusting in me All that you’ve lived through, and all that you’ve seen Has given me something to believe Maybe it’s time I open up my eyes Maybe it’s time I start to realize There’s darker things that weigh on my mind But it’s something I don’t want to find All the things I’ve told you, I had buried away Were things that I’d wanted to say My darkest of secrets, and things I’m ashamed Have made us who we are today You’ve been out dancing on thin ice (It’s Suicide) Russian roulette with your life (With no price) Maybe your waiting to find (To find) How long til you truly die Breathe, slow, pretend that you’re in control Of all you feel Wake, up, your heart is beating too slow And the light is far too close Hold, on, the time is not yours to take This I know Maybe it’s time I open up my eyes Maybe it’s time I start to realize All that’s here, never really lasts But the future’s never far from the past I’m shaking, I’m scared to death That I’m losing, what’s closest But I’m waiting, I’m waiting this out Till nothing, nothings left but hell I will still hold on Until you can not Until last beat of When your heart stops
5.
Old Silence 04:46
I felt betrayed by you, even double crossed The trust I’ve put into, all that was lost You held my hand in the flame, but I didn’t feel a thing You screamed in my face, with spitting rage Lay waste To all that we’ve created Slow down This life’s not how you made it I’ve been biting my tongue for too long, that I’ve struck blood When my temper starts to speak, that’s what really stings You’re biting at my hands, as I try to help a friend You don’t understand, that this is not the end Lay waste To all that we’ve created Slow down This life’s not how you made it My eyes are burning red now And I can’t breathe Your hands are clenched and shaking But we don’t speak You sealed your fate when you walked away You disappeared when you sealed the page Lay waste To all that we’ve created My eyes are burning red now And I can’t breathe Your hands are clenched and shaking But we don’t speak Old silence Is all that’s left between us
6.
It’s getting hard for you to see What’s really weighing down on me I’m struggling to speak And it’s turning into screams As our tempers start to grow I fall into a place unknown No reason for those words That only leave us hurt Losing faith in time Has trailed by my side Scratching at the dirt Trying to be heard Chasing after light That’s only losing fight It’s hard to say you’re done When nothing is enough I think it’s time we clear the air Of all the tension that’s in here Chattering through teeth Of all the fear that exposes me Beyond on the depths of all I’ve said I’m holding what is left Cradled here in emptiness Till everything is red No use in forgiveness When the damage isn’t even done I’m asking for darkness I can’t face the light that follows me There’s no higher power Nothing that forces me to breathe If one day I can’t stay here I only ask that you don’t follow me I left to breathe and find the place that humbles me I came to see the pain of vulnerability You’re smashing your fist through all the walls you built up To leave your battered hands with blood
7.
I look for reasons why I should stay But I find more reasons to leave this place Fear of my failure has kept me still Like blood in the water, fresh from the kill Maybe I’ve sacrificed, all that I had in life Maybe all I’ve ever seen, and none of it was meant for me What if I’m left behind In my desolate, state of mind I’d have nobody to tell That I’m living life through a living hell I’m hanging on, by a tattered thread Tears at the seam, till nothings left These things that I used to love Have turned into hate, and deemed a crutch Maybe I’ve sacrificed, all that I had in life Maybe all I’ve ever seen, and none of it was meant for me What if I’m left behind In my desolate, state of mind I’d have nobody to tell That I’m living life through a living hell Violent by nature, but that’s not me I’m trying to change into what I seem When my heart fades to black from red Given the choice between life and death The crimson light that fades on my eyes Releasing demons that have held down my life And when this view is into the unknown I leave myself with nowhere to go I’m staring at a mirror that’s covered in cracks A look at bad luck looking a back My blurry vision starts to disappear But now what I see, all becomes clear I’ve desecrated all the things that I’ve touched Fear of myself or fear to be loved My thoughts and images are not looking well I wanna send them all back to hell These vacant bodies all fade away New sense of freedom in a brand new state My thoughts and images are not looking well I wanna send them all back to hell
8.
As a Friend 04:31
You don’t seek out comfort You just avoid pain The devil’s in the details As it drags you away You’ve struggled with addiction Because it runs in your blood You said that you weren’t like this But that just means it’s tough These things they’re not for you It’s just substance abuse And as a friend, never again I can’t watch you chose, to die I can still hear your voice Like it was yesterday Back when we were friends And no one spoke of death There’s a darkness in your heart As it courses through your veins A lifetime in a moment To all be taken away You didn’t die from suicide But from a troubled mind If I had the time I would have said goodbye I’d come as a friend
9.
Is this the end, for you and me my friend Our fading future, where I stand alone There’s no revival, just the weight we hold I know it’s too late, what’s here is drained If all I loved, was gone And all I’d done, was wrong Am I a failure, or did I succeed Did I sacrifice, the greatest thing I fear the day, that I will die That I won’t have spoken, what’s on my mind If all I loved, was gone And all I’d done, was wrong It still, won’t change if it hurts But first it might, get worse Our greatest weakness, is the way that we love A crushing defeat, that’s bonded by blood All that we fear, is the way that we’ll cope Holding out for, what’s left of our hope I know it’s too late, we’re out of time, goodbye But see you on the other side Believe me, when I say it’s been tough Losing life in love, and let it fade to dust I can’t, be the only one Who’s afraid for death to come, when all my friends are gone Please don’t, leave before I say How much you meant to me, and I’ll cherish all these days I wanted, so badly to be strong But weakness was my flaw, and what could not be won, I lost Our greatest weakness is love that we know Our greatest weakness is love, for now

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Written and performed by Woodhawk

Produced by Jesse Gander
Mixed by Jesse Gander
Engineered by Jesse Gander
Asst Engineer: Emiel Van Den Abbeele
Mastered by Alan Douches
Recorded at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC

Turner Midzain - Guitar and Vocals
Mike Badmington - Bass and Vocals
Kevin Nelson - Drums and Percussion

Additional Keyboards and Piano - Jesse Gander
Artwork by Mark Kowalchuck

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released November 1, 2019

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Woodhawk Calgary, Alberta

Made of equal parts 1970s Birmingham and a myriad of 21st century heavy who’s who, Calgary trio Woodhawk are purveyors of riff centric rock and roll. Capable and original, the band is able to craft anthemic fist pumping songs while forgoing tired stoner rock clichés. ... more

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