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Songs For Outsiders

by Viva La Burn

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Waiting for sight of a ship on the horizon Distractions from this day mundane To see them navigate the islands Watch them on their lonely way Chorus We sit here forever We stare at the sea This is our time This is how we'll always be Talk of the wreck as always Remembering the noble drowned A lighthouse too far to guide them And rocks too close to spare their bones Sinews twisted And hope resisted Never seized the day The depths received them When none could free them Gathered to their grave
I look at them They look into me Attachment so strong My possessions own me Chorus Life is a bridge Cross over it Life is a bridge Build no houses on it I covet for its own sake I crown 'desire' king My soul could be so pure Instead my greed is everything Amounting wealth Through daily daggers To have, to hold, to dream Amounting wealth Through daily daggers A lust for shiny things it seems
No it won't be easy Living forever Everyone you know will die Or their faces turn like leather Chorus A better man, a better man, a better man Might roll back his eyes A better man, a better man, a better man Might roll back his eyes And die within, and die within, and die Die within his shell And die within, and die within, and die Die within his shell You'll become tedious Your stories too well known Their ignorance your torture Your heart will weigh like stone I transcended your morality As my pain went unheard The world gets the version Of me it deserves You'll flood their cities And scorch their lands You'll demand their faith When their fate rests in your hands A better man, a better man, a better man (repeat) Might hide his hell so others might be well
Rain is dripping from the light I'm asleep, I'm alright I'm writing down my thoughts In splendid dereliction Chorus Falling fuzzy through night All confused and yielding to regret They of the dream leave you to fend For your meaning, your death until the dream's end The vision once solid and wise Cannot pass with you to morning In mourning now, all vagueness and blur Wispy hollow remnants of perfect words Your forgotten words On the tip of your brain Hint at, allude to Epiphany
The Burden 04:46
You are not the vessel of all acceptance On the horizon of best intentions Harvesting my guilt to soothe your pain Lashing out to keep you sane. Chorus Nothing but obligation We are bonded by blood There is no love between us Resentment makes its home We grow old as strangers now Once you knew my deepest thoughts If I could find a way, this tie to sever Forever I'd embrace the freedom sought From your view point You see the truth sharp and clear I've grown to see a world through The lens of distrust and fear
The Circle 04:13
The sorrow of a life less ordinary To lose hope is a dangerous thing In a world determined to crush you How can you rest, how can you breath Chorus Just give me a sign you know me A tell that shows you know who I am Show me their lies have fallen around you Let the circle smile on our plan Kindness a luxury I can't afford I occupy a world much different from yours Anoint their food, anoint the plebeian Their loins can never bare gifts again Your thoughts are crass and lucid You shame the many other spheres You build your nation blindly Moulded from all garish fears


In 2015 we set off in earnest to record an EP, with gigs on hold and all brains on full power in pre-production we wrote the best six songs we could. Recorded over two studios from March to August, here is the result. Hope you Enjoy...

Tracks 1-3 Recorded at the Boneyard Studio, Neath
Tracks 4-6 Recorded at Pitch Black Studio, Swansea

Thanks to
The Boneyard Studio,Neath
Pitch Black Studio, Swansea
Simon Lewis
Dolls House Abertillery
Dapper FM
Richard Fenwick and the Thursday Night Rocks crew
Chunky's Choice Cuts a.k.a Gareth Dyton, Lord Fido Huffington
The Rock n Roll Circus BRFM
Neil's Dad
And everyone who has supported us.

Copyright 2015
All Rights Reserved

Cover Artwork
Testa anatomica; profile view of male human head composed of writhing, apparently tormented naked men. Oil 1854 By: Filippo Balbi
Used under the Creative Commons Attribution only licence from the Wellcome Gallery, London
Changes made to surrounding background


released September 3, 2015

Chris Powell Vocals
Gavin Jones Lead Guitar
Joss Ingram Rhythm Guitar
Jason Morgan Bass
Neil Andrews Drums


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Viva La Burn Cardiff, UK

Cardiff based Heavy Rock Stoner band

Viva La Burn are a Cardiff based rock band. Taking influence from a wide spectrum of palettes. The heavy musical influences have origins dating to the late 1960s British rock scene, and grew in the deserts of the USA during the 80's and 90's. Expect valve amps cooking and loud drums with driven bass and a less than obvious vocal delivery. ... more

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