Tooth & Nail

by Old Hounds

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Tracked/Mixed/Mastered and produced by Daniel Florez and Jay Maas at Getaway Recordings in Boston, MA. (www.jaymaas.com)

Album artwork drawn and tattooed by Evan Creasap. (@abcelectric)

Artwork was shot and edited by Rachael Peltier. (www.cloverfoxphoto.com)

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released August 9, 2016

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Old Hounds Anchorage, Alaska

We're a bunch of sad sacks that write fast, angry, and heavy music.

Dedicated friends / musicians hellbent on aggressive riffs fueling cathartic lyricism. We have cultivated a close-knit following brought together by the unrelenting pace of our live shows and outgoing personalities off-stage.

We want to make you feel something. Rock n' Roll is not dead. Come bang your head.
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Track Name: The Sycophant
I'm a hypocrite, a liar.
But only with myself.
I'm a doormat, a sycophant.
With everybody else.

What's worse.
What's its worth.
I'm hemorrhaging. I'm withering.
I'm fading out.

Self inflicted, narcissistic.
I'm the one to blame.
I am worthless. I deserve this.
No one to share my shame.

Bleeding. Cleansing.
I'm ruining myself just to feel something.
Track Name: Burner
We've never been about smoke and mirrors.
All we know is blood sweat and tears.
We say what we mean and we mean what we say.

I try to save what little we have left, but you continue to pollute.
I'd rather breathe in exhaust than take in the shit you produce.
But where there's smoke there's fire.

We've never been about smoke and mirrors.
All we know is blood sweat and tears.
We say what we mean and we mean what we say.

I'd rather burn out than fade away.
you can leave whenever you want, but I'm here to stay.
'cause I'm ready to burn.

I feel like I'm running out of time to get where I want to be, so grab that flame and burn me to the third degree.
I don't have time to bleed, so cauterize me.
Track Name: Skin Crawler
Stop what you're doing and think it through.
I know its hard, but it just might work out for you.
Shallow minded, fucking blinded by the filth sitting behind those eyes.

everything you do, everything you say gets under my skin.
God damn, I'm getting sick of your shit.
Track Name: The Dogma
Grinding my teeth to a dust.
Trying so hard not to give a fuck.
Trying to let it go with no such luck.
Your careless words boil in my blood.

Call it how it is, call it how it is.
You're a fucking waste of space.
Using more than you give.
Everything you say is like pulling teeth.
You're so full of shit, bursting at the seems.

Grinding my teeth to a dust.
Trying so hard not to give a fuck.
Trying to let it go with no such luck.
Your careless words boil in my blood.

In what world do you live where you can say what ever you want.
Hurting whoever you can like you got something to flaunt.

I know what I believe. My mind will not bend.
I'd rather be wrong in the real world than right inside my head.

You can break my jaw. You break my spin.
You can rip out my tongue before you break my mind.
Track Name: 10-13
Don't drag me in.
I Never wanted a part of this.
Don't drag me in.
I Never wanted a part of your bullshit.

I never wanted an Invitation to listen to you run your mouth about things that don't matter to me.
Just fucking leave me be.
Just leave me alone.

You want to know why I don't get involved.
I have my own fucking problems.

I cant even figure out my own.
what makes you think I can do anything for you.
Track Name: Crowd Control
No honor. No pride for a coward and the system they hide behind.
No love. No trust for an abuser and their careless shedding of blood.
No honor. No trust. No pride. No love.

I bet you scratch their names on the shell that you let loose.
You're willing to play, but not wanting to lose.

You take a life and get a slap on the wrist with no second thoughts if you're in the right.
I hope you see their faces when you close your eyes.
How do you sleep at night.

You claim the fear in your heart, but we see malice in the chamber.
Your remorse leaves your barrels and into their backs.
The blood on the streets is the blood on your hands
And you don't give a damn.

Playing victim because you cant own your own mistakes.
But you don't think twice about the lives you take.

Harass and demand the truth, but cower when the rules apply to you.
What happened to the boys in blue.
Track Name: Bloom
Counting the petals that I have left, like my options dropping one by one.
I don't have much of anything else. will I expire be my time is done.

I need to pull this plague out of my head before it consumes.
Rip these thoughts from their dying root.

Trying to grow in this dead soil of my thoughts.
This drought inside my head has gone on for far too long.

wither away, all that's left are thorns.
So bitter and dead. So tattered and torn.
Void of color and lack of form.
So sad and decayed. So damaged and poor.

I try to salvage what's left inside this rotten garden I call my mind.
I try to look up, but when I'm alone the shadows in my mind begin to grow.

Just Flowers kept in dark rooms.
I'm afraid ill die before I bloom.
Track Name: Father Cloak
I am no protector, but rather the collector.
In the darkness is where I reside.
In the darkest corner of your mind.
I give no second chances unless made an offer that I cant refuse.
You want power. you want wealth. then give me what I want.

he is here to take what you once owned.
here comes the man made of bones.

I am here to pick up the fallen and take them to where they deserve.
I am the blade used to sever your ties with the world.

Counting every breathe you take like a second 'till the end.
you'll never see this place again.

Controller of the greatest plague. I am where all beginnings end.

he is here to take what you once owned.
here comes the man made of bones.
I am no protector, but rather the collector.
I am a reminder that no one lives forever.
so don't waste you time.
Track Name: Bones (feat. Joel Pastuszak of Vanna)
This all I know.
All I've ever wanted, nothing less and nothing more.
I'll keep chasing for my own sake.
I will not let someone decide my own fate.

I've done this for so long with nothing to fall back on. I cant go back even of I tried.
The memories would haunt the back of my mind.
I could just give up, but id be going back on everything I made myself.

For as long as I can remember, this is what I believe.
This is the only thing that can set me free.

Giving everything I have tooth and nail and I wont stop until I know I failed.

And if this all turns out to be a waste of time, I'll just bite the bullet and swallow the knife and hate myself for the rest of my life.

This all I know.
All I've ever wanted, nothing less and nothing more.
I'll keep chasing for my own sake.
I will not let someone decide my own fate.

You can give up, but your mind remembers hope.
You can go wherever you want, but your body will seek a home.
You can give up, but you mind remembers hope.
You wander off, but you cant run from your own bones.
Track Name: Stones
We're all broken, but every fracture is lesson learn.
We're all broken. Every scratch is a strength we earn.

So many stones but non of them the same.
Currents erode and washing us away.
So close together, yet we feel so alone.
Only picked up when we're needed and then shortly thrown.

Exhausted by the world, weathered and worn.
Missing a piece of ourselves and searching for more.
beaten into dust and picked up by the wind.
looking for what we've lost or what we have been.

And for now the waters are still.
I'm just waiting for next wave to crash and kill.

We're all broken, but every fracture is lesson learn.
We're all broken. every scratch is a strength we earn