SCORCHED

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SCORCHED 2015-2016

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released June 17, 2016

Artwork: Lily Groot
Design: Stanley Soultaire
Recording: Holy Smokes!
Mixing/Mastering: Red Feather Recording

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Holy Smokes! Fort Smith, Arkansas

Holy Smokes! (yes, there's an exclamation point in the band's name) began writing and entered the Emo and DIY scene in October of 2013.

Holy Smokes! is known for a dynamic mix of light and heavy riffs paired with two-part vocal harmonies, introspective and personal song lyrics continues to travel and keep the local DIY scene alive and well to the best of their abilities.
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Track Name: Scorched
Intro/Verse
Lead me through the doorway honey 
I’ve got you, You know I do
Shivers down your spine
I am the angels of your youth in solitude
Picture perfect now, I see perfect constantly
Scorched the earth where we rest our heads
Put me down where we lay our dead

Pre-Verse
Scorched earth
Don’t follow me
To my bed

Verse 1
We folded under the weight of the truth
Being honest was something we could never do
The constant reminder of your skin
Never knowing exactly where to begin

Bridge
The lights by your windows are dim
I can’t see in. I can’t see…

Chorus
Anything I’ve owned before, two seat couches books or home décor
You’ll find me passed out on the kitchen floor
I’m still searching for what was
This foundation cracking under us
I wrote you a letter
Asking if I could come back home

Pre-Verse
Verse 2
I burned down the four walls we holes through
For me and you.
Black filled the sky expanding wider
Crippling our lungs inside of the fire

Bridge-- X1
Chorus-- X1

I found that old letter
Asking if I could come back home
I swear I’m better
Than I’ve ever been before
Track Name: Chlorophyll
Verse 1
Nail up my coffin with the saddest verse
With your fixed compassion through my frail nerves
Please sink your teeth into my better years
Won’t let you sip the devil’s bitter tears

Chorus 1
Saw your face in the crowd
Who’s haunting who now?
Overfilled with guilt
Your sadness is too loud
No one could see me then
No one can see me now
Just a lonely figure in my ghost town

Bridge
Pockets full of soot
Let it rain down
Ashes, Death, and Dust
The plagues filling your mouth

Verse 2
Beads around your neck
The way you always do
To keep the demons out
Your bounty is nothing new
Peeling back your skin
Holy as holy gets
God’s ego hit a wall and dare I say I need it too

Chorus 2
Saw your face in the pew
Who’s haunting who now?
Overfilled with guilt
Your sadness is too loud
No one could see me then
No one can see me now
Just a lonely figure in my ghost town

Bridge-- X1

Bridge 2
I’m calling out my demons because I know them all by name X4

Outro
No I didn’t feel a thing
When you screamed that I still love you
But I don’t love you anymore
And you had to be kidding me
To think that I’m so stupid
That I’m so easy
That I couldn’t see right through you
Well you held me under water
As a sick reminder that I still need air in my lungs
So I can breathe
Track Name: ...More Like Borophyll
Verse 1
Spent the last of my money
On a road trip to the country
Left the last of my doubts out in the ocean
Hoping that things will all work out
Reckless is the word that always comes to mind When I think about my younger years
And all those phrases we swore we’d never forget No longer reside here

Pre-Chorus
I’ve been holding onto these words They boil inside me
And I can never let them go

Chorus
I let you sink your teeth in I feel you under my skin Empty out my guts
So I can taste your poison What I’m trying to say
Is that I washed away
All those memories that stained my skin And now I can say

That I am clean again...
But I feel terrible And I hate who I am

Verse 1
Do you remember the time when
I forgot to talk to your brother?
He needed it more then he ever did before
Every syllable that didn’t make it past my lips
And every word that didn’t make to his ears
Are trapped inside my head and I still feel terrible about it

Chorus
But I let you sink your teeth in
I feel you under my skin
Empty out my guts
So I can taste your poison

What I’m trying to say
Is that I washed away
All those memories that stained my skin
And now I can say...

Bridge 2
That I feel terrible For lying to my family
I feel terrible for lying to my family

Outro
Well I’ve learned to appreciate The things I have
Instead of getting hung up
On the things I don’t
I’m learning how.
Track Name: Better Days
Verse 1
Well I’ve had better days
(I’ve had better days)
Typically the smile on my face
Until I fall asleep (Until I fall asleep)
Until I fall asleep that’s where it stays
That’s where it stays

Well it’s a goddamn shame
Comparing my life to others
Is exactly what it takes
To make me feel O.K.
Yeah, I guess it makes me feel O.K.

Chorus
Yeah well this life
Isn’t that bad
But I guess I’m getting good at
Feeling sorry
For myself

Pre-Verse
But I’m just upset
And this is how I get by
It’s how I get by

Verse 2
Constantly I fade away (Constantly I fade away)
And I’ve become the punch line
To every joke you make
And oh for heaven’s sake?
Oh for heaven’s sake!

Bridge
Let’s be honest this time
I’ll get my act together
Maybe next week?
And Oh I’m feeling weak
Bones so cold they shake
Bones so old they break

Chorus

Outro
I’ll tow this feeling ‘til I die
Track Name: White Gold
Verse 1
I hope you drown on the top shelf of the bar
Then we’ll find out how buoyant you really are
Your pupils lie so wide
Catch myself before I fall inside
Carried you to your car (To your car, To your car)
You reopened all your scars

Bridge A
Throwing stones
Yeah you’re throwing anything At your window

Chorus
Forget all the old ways
The sunsets and the sunrises
It felt good to feel bad
It’s kind of hard to explain
You’re digging your own grave
I’m not surprised by all of your mistakes A pale moon, A dim room
Buried as shallow as you want

Verse 2
You’re just the one inside my skin
Twisting and fucking with my temperament
You’re not your house, your cash, your car
(Well, ok, yeah maybe you are)
Drink up and show me what you really are

I never thought it’d come to this
(I never though, I never thought)
Life is just a drug induced psychosis

Bridge A
Chorus

Bridge B
Call your mother, Call your father
No she’s not coming home tonight
She’s too drunk to drive
I hope you two sleep well tonight

Bridge A Chorus
Outro
And those Summer nights....