Tide Pools

by Rust Empire

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This was our second demo, home-recorded by Michael Harriff. We were on our way to the studio, but we decided to keep documenting the songs as we went. Only one of these tracks ended up on our official EP, The Depths. Rust Empire on this recording is Rick Argiro [bass], Shane Durgee [vox], Michael Harriff [guitar], Chuck Hickey [guitar], and Tony Tornabene [drums].

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released May 31, 2011

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Rust Empire Syracuse, New York

Official EP, "The Depths" is out now! It includes 5 songs + 3 demo tracks through Vegan Records in Argentina, Entes Anomicos in Germany and through Retribution Network in Japan.

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Track Name: Tide Pools
Video image on the TV screen
Heroes and villains out of history
I know it’s just my reflection
Staring out from broken glass

Searching the tide pools for a shred of life
Searching for darkness in the blinding light
Nothing moves in the empty pools
The broken land

[Chorus]
The ocean is screaming
To see our hearts are still beating
The tides of life
The tides of life that ebb and flow inside our hearts

Radio signals on the endless sky
Travel like phantoms from another time
Below a single dead eye
Blindly watching our lives

Searching the tide pools for a shred of life
Searching for darkness in the blinding light
Nothing moves in the empty pools
The broken land, the veins of your grey hands

Skeletons in the woods
Life beneath a dust
Cold equations form frozen minds
Natural disaster from an ancient crime
Bloodless arms of angels
Reach for us as we drown

[Chorus]
Track Name: The Loving Machines
When they find our bones in stones
They’ll think we were fighting
Bodies shattered
Inside a broken song
It was really nothing at all
Impression in the sand keep moving
In the endless wind, keep moving

[Chorus]
Saw you lying in the sand
Skin burned and
Saw you in the sand
Skin burned and eyes gone
I know that you could see me
You’re the dog drowning in quicksand
I rode on, saw you rise, turned my head

Impressions in the sand
Motherless men, an empty land
Sharpened claws
Our eyes made wet by song
I can still hear your call
Like sand lifted in the endless wind
Keeps moving
In the endless wind

[Chorus]

Eyes gone
Endless song
Why did we share these things

Dead dream, air screams
Breath in your spirit
Red sky, men cry, sirens wake our sleeping minds
Eyes gone
Endloss song
Why did we share these things

[2nd Verse Again]
Track Name: Black Paintings
Language
There was a sign
The wrong side
The lights flashing
Language
There was a sign
There was a sign

The underwater feeling returns
I used to stand on top of my house
And imagine the ground rising up to kiss my head

Surrounded by black paintings
I wish that I
I wish that I could make it start again
Start again
Start this heart again
Or make it end

Language
There was a sign

Surrounded by black paintings
I felt you shake with each mistake
In our maze lies I was awake

I’m not
This heart is not awake
After it ends

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