Ethos

by Bastards

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Recorded July 2013 at Red Wall Audio, Westminster CO
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Alex Scott at Red Wall Audio
Artwork by Jenna Osbourne
Album layout by J.Belcher at The Fox Den

Addition vocals provided by Terry Belcher, Riley Rafferty, Jordan and Nathan Mumford.

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released April 21, 2015

Recording //
Jacob Belcher // Vocals, Guitars, and Bass
Alex Scott // Drums

Live Experience //
Jacob Belcher // Vocals
Alex Scott // Drums
Ryan Neff // Guitar
Samuel Murphy // Guitar
Eric Wright // Bass

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Bastards Denver, Colorado

Bastards sprung to life in Denver CO, featuring Jacob Belcher and Alex Scott. The EP 'Give Up' was recorded in the winter of 2012. Following being mixed and collecting dust, the two decided to put the record to rest and not pursue the album any further, leading to writing and recording 'Ethos' in July of 2013. Alex and Jacob are preparing for the next installment. ... more

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Track Name: Sigourney, IA
We started off alone, we'll probably end that way.
No home, no hope, no family.
Just two young bastards without a house, to call their own.
Their time is running out. Running out.
Ethos, it's what makes me, me.
We would walk the streets at night, begging door to door.
No shelter, no home, hungry in a lonely world.
The nights were long.
The days were cold.
I've grown bitter, I've grown old.
The days were cold.
The nights were long.
Every day was hopeless and dark.
Track Name: Grave Rusting
When I left you at the grave, I left what was the better part of me.
I wont say this, you are the witness.
When I left you at the grave, I left what was the best part of me.
I'll just wait forever then, I'll just wait until time takes me,
or until the rust gets the best of me.
You were my friend when I didn't have one.
It was you that understood, but that's just how it goes.
I'm talking to a ghost.
At my worst, I just close my eyes.
At my worst, I sink, tied to the weight. And I'll just wait (at the bottom).
I'll just wait forever then, I'll just wait until time takes me,
or until the rest gets the best of me.
Track Name: Ethos
Take the fight from me, you take what is the best of me.
I've done the time, I fought the fight.
Take the fight from me, you take the life from me.
This was all mine, we're all prototypes.
Watch them fall, watch them just disappear.
I've died, a million times, and by these words, I'll die again.
This will be easy, tell me (please).
This will be easy, tell me (now).
The ghost of me, wandering.
Where will you be? In my dreams?
Darkness in a suit, I know you wanted it.
Darkness, in a suit, I know you wanted this.
My thoughts are pitiful and easy to destroy. So easy to destroy.
Track Name: Long Live the Heart
You've lost your heart, you say its turned black.
Time will take you, but trust me... time will take us all.
Long live the heart, until the heart stops beating.
There's more to this, than darkness.
I don't want to see you at your grave, I don't want to see you in pain.
So take my hand, I'll get you through.
Take my hand, I've been there too.
I know about this fight, it's all I am, it's all I know.
Your heart is in pain, but don't let it consume you.
I've been there too... bleeding out.
I've been there too... hanging from the door sill.
I've been there too... bleeding out in the bathtub.
Long live the heart, until the heart stops.
Track Name: The Trapped Wolf Will
Picking up the pieces of failed relationships, you look toward religion,
to pick you up from the grounds of desolation.
You'll struggle from here on out, struggle for now.
You'll struggle from here on out, struggle from now on.
You keep me at a distance, seems to be no other way.
You won't understand, just walk away.
I know they're talking, it's what keeps the silence golden.
I have the will, I find a way, to save these kids from not dreaming.
Wither and fall, pray and feel the squeeze.
You can twist and break my body, long live the heart.
Twist and break my body, long live my heart.
Let the life drain from me, until the squeeze breaks my body.
Track Name: Endling
I am misery, and this time it's going to be different.
I swear, different I know it.
I've made all the right choices.
But I stand here, with it all to bare.
My skin, separated from the bone.
My chest wide open.
I will die by these words. Until my heart stops.
I am misery, waiting for the light to take me.
I am misery, waiting for the rust to catch me.

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The closure letter:

I'm sorry, I was just weary. I didn't think anyone could love me.
I was scared and lonely. I just needed the best for me. Now, I wait forever, until the light takes me. I am misery, waiting for the rust to catch
me. I grew old, I remember my young years, begging for my life to be over. I've waited, now I'm there. I'm gone, and I was misery.

Sincerely.