My God Is Fire

by Rival Tides

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released March 15, 2019

Produced, recorded, mixed by Beau Burchell
John Maciel - digital editing. Mixing assistant
Gabe Caraballo - keys / programming
Beau Burchell - keys / programming

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Rival Tides Los Angeles, California

Since forming in late 2012, the LA-based rock band continues to be driven by their shared love of creating, performing, and connecting with others.
They recently tracked their first full-length album, produced by Beau Burchell (Saosin, The Bronx, Senses Fail).
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Track Name: All My Friends Are Stoned
Well this can take you where you want to be if you’re looking for a fast climb
Don't show me nothing I don't want to see in the meantime

Oh we feed ourselves with chemicals just to find a garden
I've risked my life, my weight in gold, for a revelation

All my friends are stoned
They live too long
My careful ones, they're dead and gone

And if I told you, would you walk away?
Because I'm sick of all your sad songs
Just tell me what you really want to say even if it's wrong

We feed ourselves with chemicals just to find a garden
I've risked my life, my weight in gold
Only touched the surface

All my friends are stoned
They live too long
My careful ones, they're dead and gone
You better open up your heart and lock the gates behind you
Because the manic world goes on and on and on without you

It goes on without you
It goes on without you

It feels like this carousel is scraping the walls inside of my head
I try to tell myself over and over again
There's losing, there's falling
So keep moving to keep rising

All my friends are stoned
They live too long
My careful ones, they're dead and gone
You better open up your heart and lock the gates behind you
Because the manic world goes on and on and on without you
Track Name: Vultures!
Woke up in the desert with the sun burning my eyes
And I feel like I'm on fire
And they're all around me

My, my they're in my head
The snakes around my bed
And they're crawling up my every thought
I think they want me dead

All I see is a pack of vultures!
All I need is just a rock to bring one down!
What makes you feel so damn confident!?
I can't breathe with all these wolves around me!

Like a cuff to my wrist, I'm clenching my fist
I think the worst is yet to come but I’ma give 'em one
They're knocking at my door
The writing’s on the wall
And they're setting up the guillotine
Heads will hit the floor

All I see is a pack of vultures!
All I need is a rock to bring one down!
What makes you feel so damn confident!?
I can't breathe with all these wolves around me!

The moment I found myself, I saw everyone else, and they don't really like me
They’re willing to take my life with a fork and knife
Well, that sounds appetizing

All I see is a pack of vultures!
All I need is a rock to bring one down!
What makes you feel so damn confident!?
I can't breathe with all these wolves around me!

With all these wolves around me!
Track Name: Deeper Cuts
He's always hiding this window pane inside of his head with words in red and it says
"Keep away, keep away. I don't deserve your love
Come back another day, another way or it will hurt us both"
But she won't go.
She's the only one that didn't go.

Just like a deeper cut, a wound that never healed
I placed a map to find you
Show you a deeper love with whatever's left to feel
Let me be the one to free your ghost

Every day a little piece of her, it dies
All the parts that told her lies, that ate away her confidence
"Keep away, keep away.
Don't come around no more!"
She's the one that he adores, but sometimes she can't see
He's the only one that didn't leave

Just like a deeper cut, a wound that never healed
I placed a map to find you
Show you a deeper love with whatever's left to feel
Let me be the one to free your ghost

This broken body, my only church
Baptized by life, we search and search
This broken body, my only church
Baptized by life, we search and search

We search and search

Just like a deeper cut, a wound that never healed
I place a map to find you
Show you a deeper love with whatever's left to feel
Let me be the one to free your ghost
Track Name: These Hands Were Made For Love
And it all comes around like this, in a moment like a cold kiss...

I taste the salt from your sweat.
It stings just like regret
And if I never wash your pillow case, pretend you never left
All my friends say "Let it drown, don't keep it in your head"
But my face is like an open book, a skin I haven't shed
She said "You look like you've seen a ghost"
Maybe I did.
I've been hanging on that rope of expectations

My father told me to get my gun
Mama told me to use these hands for love
For love

You better leave her alone, alright

So I got doubt and I got faith
I got real that I can't fake
And when I look into your patient eyes I know that I can't wait
Give me pain, give me pain
Give me love it's all the same
You can empty out the register
Snatch up all the goods that you can

My father told me to get my gun
Mama told me to use these hands for love, for love
Don't get caught in your selfish ways
Take the money and hide your dreams away
And if you find an unbroken one, boy leave her precious heart alone.

Now I know all the walls I built, I built them alone
Now I lay down this burden and let this heartache go

My father told me to get my gun
Mama told me to use these hands for love

My father told me to get my gun
Mama told me to use these hands for love, for love
"Don't get caught in your selfish ways
Take the money and hide your dreams away
And if you find an unbroken one, boy leave her precious heart alone."
Track Name: Sour Milk
You got us waiting for that call again
Where did you go? Where have you been?
A father's love can kill his common sense
And that demon behind you that hangs on your shoulders, I see it grin
And it won't let you go till it opens your throat
God, you let it in

Half my blood, you are the only knife we love
I think you punished him enough
You inspire such a liar

Where were you when the doctor gave the news?
I held her hand while you got wrecked as they cut into our mother's chest

It's in your hands.
When will you see there's no line in the sand?
There never was.

Half my blood, you are the only knife we love
I think you punished him enough
You inspire such a liar
Half my blood, you are the only knife we love
I think you tortured her enough
Milk turned sour.
Such a coward.

My will is broke and I'm afraid that it shows
I can't cry for you ‘til I'm like you, at the bottom of a bottle
They still wait for you.
We're still counting on you
They still wait for you
We'll keep this candle burning for you

Half my blood, you are the only knife we love
I think you punished him enough
You inspire such a liar
Half my blood, you are the only knife we love
I think you tortured her enough
Milk turned sour.
Such a coward.
Track Name: Bread For Thieves
The king is dead
Killed from a poisonous cup
Another prophet sings and the crowd erupts, "Hail the new king!"
And so, the story goes over and over again like a spinning wheel
Same old Achilles heel, but when will it end?

We waste all our time giving bread to thieves
A monument of reckoning
I will not let you slip through the seams
A monument of reckoning

Freedom wrapped in tourniquets
Infomercial congressmen
Buy your tickets, step right in to the funeral of common sense
Violence is our drug, if the ratings are low we shake it up
And I don't about you, but I've had enough
I've had enough

Oh, but it's mania, all that we do to each other
Sister, brother

We waste all our time giving bread to thieves
A monument of reckoning
I will not let you slip through the seams
A monument of reckoning

I want to live in a world that's not so cold, so I question all that I've been told
Gotta use my body and my soul to change a whisper to a shout
At the end I know I'll see the light like a sea of a million candle eyes
Try to catch this flame before I die.
Just one to place inside
When all is faded from my youth, well I hope I learned the truth
Love's the only truth.

We waste all our time giving bread to thieves
A monument of reckoning
I will not let you slip through the seams
A monument of reckoning
Track Name: Seconds
If I could take a photograph of all the colors or even a shade of what it's like to see you smile
I would place them in this chest with all the others
I would lock it away inside my head, so you could stay a while

But would you stand here next to me?
Because every second you’re away is eternity
And I know…

Every clock seems like it's laughing back at me
In every tick, a moment lost. Every hand cuts endlessly
If I could break them all and leave us in the beauty of the still
I would hold you close, I would hold you close
I always will

Would you stand here next to me?
Because every second you’re away is eternity
And I know you can choose anyone to be with you
Oh, but darling, would you stand here next to me?

Silence is golden, until your world comes crashing down
I'm stranded. I need you now.

But would you stand here next to me?
Because every second you’re away is eternity

Would you stand here next to me?
Because every second you’re away is eternity
And I know you can choose anyone to be with you
Oh, but darling, would you stand here next to me?

I know.
Track Name: Sore Neck
Welcome to the house of vanity
I hope you got a taste for blood
There's no sugar left in the distillery.
Just salt to rim the cup, but is it empty? Is it half full?
I guess we'll never really know.
You keep walking around like a movie star but you're no Marilyn Monroe, you know?

And I hate the way I feel when I'm around you
You’re so numb

My novocain love
Feels like I cannot do anything to get to your heart
A hollow drum
I think I've had enough affection from a ghost I can't touch

I know your type
Yeah you run around like you own the place, killing anything you like
Daddy never gave you love so you fill your nose up with powder white
I think you need a bit of therapy
A sober friend to take you home tonight

And I hate the way I feel when I'm around you
You’re so numb

My novocain love
It feels like I cannot do anything to get to your heart
A hollow drum
I think I've had enough affection from a ghost I can't touch

I can't feel anymore
Your teeth are sharp and my neck is sore
These marks remind me

My novocain love
It feels like I cannot do anything to get to your heart
A hollow drum
I think I've had enough affection from a ghost I can't touch
Track Name: Built You An Altar
I can't recognize this interface
Oh, and the wires have replaced my empty veins
Somewhere between OPTion and ESCape, I'm at a loss for words
I am a solid state left in decay.

But I can't forget when I lay my head down
The sun still burns as bright outside this cloud
An illusion
This artificial crown hides our lack of communication

Buy and sell, consume and then repeat
Man, all of this shit and I still don't feel like I'm complete
I'm falling far behind
I need a better way
Give me an update
It feels like I've been erased.

Then the lights went out
The sky was filled with doom
She held me in her loving arms like a baby in a womb... alive.

But I can't forget when I lay my head down
The sun still burns as bright outside this cloud
An illusion
This artificial crown, it hides our lack of communication

I pushed these angels down in the water
I didn't want them to breathe
I clipped their wings and built you an altar
Praying to God you would see.
Now do you see?

But I can't forget when I lay my head down
The sun still burns as bright outside this cloud
An illusion
This artificial crown hides our lack of communication
Track Name: Don't Give The Ending Away
In a room orange and red
On a hospital bed
A love's lament
The warmth of breath, slowly fade away

Just down the hall there's a wailing call
Tiny hands
A brand-new breath
It comes around, around again

But what do we do when the lights dim low?
Searching for shelter in the dead of snow
What do we do when the stars fall down?
Looking for time when the sand runs out

It's human nature to search for what it means to be alive
Still I try, still I try

The social contest- just keep it to yourself
What's after now has come before the roundabout
Well I don't feel the same as yesterday
Tomorrow is never promised so I live today
The only way

What do we do when the stars fall down?
Searching for time when the sand runs out

It's human nature to search for what it means to be alive
Still I try, still I try
The nomenclature, a fantasy of truth in a lie
The by and by, still I try

If there's a heaven would you take me to the corridors and lay me down?
If there’s a heaven would you take me to its open shore and let me drown?

It's human nature to search for what it means to be alive
Still I try, still I try
The nomenclature, a fantasy of truth in a lie
The by and by, still I try

If there's a heaven would you take me to the corridors and lay me down?
If there's a heaven would you take me to its open shore?

The by and by, still I try

Don't give the ending away
Don't give the ending away
Don't give the ending away

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