Break the Day

by Bound by Law

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Bound by Law is an upcoming Danish country group with roots solid planted in the heritage of traditional American country, blues and bluegrass. The sound is rough, dusty and honest, and the lyrical universe is centered around the dark and irrational aspects of modern life. If you like the old outlaws of the genre, perhaps Bound by Law is a band for you.

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released 05 June 2014

Recorded in Roadhouse Studio, Amager Copenhagen
Produced by // Laurits Emanuel & Bound by Law
Mixed by // Andreas Brinck Kristensen & Laurits Emanuel
Engineering // Laurits Emanuel
Art and Cover Design // Ulrik Guldin Pedersen
All arrangements by Bound by Law

Bound by Law is
Ulrik Guldin Pedersen // Drums, Percussion
Mads K. Wilhjelm // Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Jess Uhre Rahbek // Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Banjo, Dobro, Backing Vocals
Jon Uhre Rahbek // Harmonica, Backing Vocals

Additional Musicians
Martin Rauff // Bass
Daniel Johansson // Trompet
Laurits Emanuel // Piano, Synth, Ukulele, Percussion, Backing Vocals and all the rest

Bound by Law would like to thank, and in no fucking way of priority! – Laurits Emanuel, Maria Moni, Bozo, Jesper Nordam, Carsten Uhre Christensen, Martin Rauff, Morten & Søren, Josh Rice, Shawn Ørgreen, Daniel Johansson.

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Track Name: The Live One
Saddle up the steeds
Bring only what you need
This road up ahead
It’ll claim the life of a burdened man

Through all said and done
She was the real live one
In my heart and mind
I knew, this one!

She smiled and turned my way
And through all hellish storms and fire, I could hear my name
(She whispered)
Every path leaves mistakes
But you sir, you’re running from those you haven’t made

Through all said and done
She was the real live one
Through my heart and tongue
I Cried this one!

I felt her reach within
And I cowardly fled like she was trying to shoot me dead
For years and years I raged
Cursed and damned those chances I didn't dare to take

Through all said and done
She'll go on as the live one
Through the bolts in my heart
I know - This One

I lay my head down
To breathe it all out
I put my head down
And scream it all out
I put my head down
And rivers start to run

I fled that very place
where she descended upon my name
Track Name: Tuck Your Body Next to My Tomb
Shed your winter feathers and creep across the room
Let the warmth of the candles guide you
I want you to want me watch your world explode
When I let my loves embrace roam underneath your clothes

Read out loud to me sing out your best rhyme
Give the stars a tale of infinity and float across the sky
Let my loves embrace shine through your eyes
Exhale upon the touch of the divine

Tuck your body next to my tomb
Tuck your body next to my tomb
Shed your pride, move close
Honey let out the winter’s cold
Tuck your body next to my tomb

Autumn colors the path of my soul
I tossed the last chains miles up the road
I've been driving all through the night
The asphalt river twists like a snake in my headlights

Winter is pulling off the skirts of the trees
Summer has given her last exhale
In the dark you hear the lonesome hounds they cry
Those left will surely feel the winters might

Tuck your body next to my tomb
Tuck your body next to my tomb
Shed your pride, move close
Honey let out the winter’s cold
Tuck your body next to my tomb

The sound of your heartbeat strikes me down
Hits me like some strange religion breaking onto my soul
At your bedside you tied hungry wolves down
All yearning your kings crown
Track Name: My Old Friend
Does it feel worse?
Are you still struggling?
How come is it that you feel cursed?
You know, I know that it hurts

I know I said there would be letters
But it’s hard to know, what could make you feel better
When everything I get is returned to sender
So where’re you at my old friend?

In a boxcar riding the northern tracks
On an airplane faking it as a millionaire
On a dirt track begging another ride
So where’re you at my old friend?

Everything is changing
And some it seems are easy gone
But you are still singing that same old song
Well I got news for you those lines will turn cold
Like the echoes of your own voice in your home
So where’re you at my old friend?

In a boxcar riding the northern tracks
On an airplane faking it as a millionaire
On a dirt track begging another ride
So where’re you at my old friend?
Track Name: Stoned
All dressed up in their Monday best
Pushing to get ahead just like all the rest
Just a matter of time before the finish line

Meanwhile you and I, we're along for the ride
Rolling with the punches, no point in trying to stem the tide
The time served is just for me and mine
You and me, as long as we see a light
mmm, we'll be alright

Reasons and ambitions all passing over my head
Pondering the clouds, did they get there yet?
I think we figured it out already
I think we got an edge
Just give the holler, and we’ll be over the fence
Everybody pushing to find their way to Rome
Meanwhile you and I, we'll just bring it home
Yeah, we'll bring it home
Track Name: Mountain Dukes
Smoke is rising over the hills
Once it's here it'll bend your will
Twist the truth and we all suffer
March on broken down and worn

Burning winds roll in from the west
Our green bills will cut you to dust and sand
Now I follow the path
And I'll bury my sins at the river bank

Prepare for the conquering folk
For some they're coming home
They carved the way through
To the halls of the mountain dukes
We're all just the bricks we lay
Fighting the dust and sand
But as the Assyrians say
New roads don't make us forget
Where the old one were paved

Burning winds roll in from the west
Our green bills will cut you to dust and sand
Now I follow the path
And bury my sins at the river bank

He said, buy me a drink and shake my hand
Then you'll know my grave won't hold no name
See the cracks in the roads we paved
They'll take more than a lifetime to amend
Track Name: Jump the Wagon
Rip it of a page
Saw your branch off the tree
Spike the punch, stir up the shakes
Forget about tomorrow’s headaches
Time to go out on a limb
We'll crown you God, Liege and King

The river takes all your sins and carries them down the stream
Grab the wheel jump the wagon go down this trail

Up on the hill they fill you with nothing
Just to cave you will
People running in circles looking out for others to burden
The boss wants to leave you hollow
Well I got a better pill that you can swallow (and it goes like this)

The river takes all your sins and carries them down the stream
Grab the wheel jump the wagon go down this trail

Not sure where we're going
But I’m pretty sure we'll get there floating
If you should crash and burn I'll carry your shame
And haul you out of the drain
So grab another brew
Tomorrow we go down with the dew

The river takes all your sins and carries them down the stream
Grab the wheel jump the wagon go down this trail
Track Name: Magnetic Fields
On a day like this
I’ve been thinking of you
And your stone throwing skills
Well providence it will be true

I’ve collected and dragged to the sea
All the stones that ever got to me
But those that are too big to throw into the waves
Should I let them roll over me?

Magnetic fields keep us safe from the sun
But with what you stole, I’m burning away
I’ve gone over wire and reef
To bring you the depth of the sea
And it grinds down my teeth
You got a hold of me

Take this journey all the way through
To where there is no hope
Till it grinds down my teeth
You got a hold of me

You make me feel lost out on the waves
My capsized hull is succumb the stream
But I take this journey all the way down
To the end of the rope
Till it grinds down my teeth
You got a hold of me

But you settled within
And it aches like a cold wind
That you and I weren’t meant to be
Track Name: Grumpy
It’s time that head north
Never to go back
Not with the way them dice are rolling
I tell ya, this time - I got I bad

Scrapped up a fresh set of tires
Yeah I just up and left
They put a blister on my dignity
So I had to turn to theft

Whatever put in the tank goes straight to the banks
And to build new diamond shacks in the desert lands

I’ll set my mind at ease
Move my pole and leash
To a place where the ice don’t break
And only the few can call me a freak

Dust up that silly crown now baby
And leave it by the door
Lock the critters in the cellar baby
‘N’ Blast away on that old road

Whatever put in the tank goes straight to the banks
And to build new diamond shacks in the desert lands
Whatever money that goes into my tank, it just curves my path and poisons the land
There’s no telling how the leafs are falling, yeah everything’s rolling out crooked

The Gods are out for hire
Hear them tab the wires
Hand out a limb for the bushwhacked baby
And they’ll topple your corpse for a bone (home)

(I’m getting too bloody old for
Dreams that jump by bones
A blend of eternal blight
A pillar of torture to behold)

Whatever put in the tank goes straight to the banks
And to build new diamond shacks in the desert lands
Whatever money that goes into my tank, it just curves my path and poisons the land
There’s no telling how the leafs are falling, yeah everything’s rolling out crooked
Track Name: Down the Mountain Side
Captain, Hold on your boat
'till I can get on
I’m hopelessly lost out here
I can’t see my way back home

When I lay my head down
To the cold dirt ground
I dream I'm in your arms
But my way is rugged and have come undone

Oh Sergeant free me from this fight
It's neither yours nor mine
Silly folk gone opened up for some
From which it's not worth to die

Look how the feathers fall
From the blazing sky
The devil’s out, caught an angel
And threw her down the mountain side

Hold me honey hold me tight
Get me through the night
It's dark out here
And I feel the pull of the rivers roaring might

Captain, Hold on your boat
'till I get on
I'm hopelessly lost out here
And I can't see myself back to shore
Track Name: Clear Skies
Up on the hill by the old copper beech
We got a wooden shack
So worn, you could grind it down with your teeth
Here you do nothing but kick back
Nothing but thick smoke and good times get out of that shack

Downtown people look troubled, pale and diseased
Some folk juggled round with the big rocks
Now they have to fish them out of the stream
Up here I tell you - the Greeks, got nothing on me
Ancient, Modern, Myth whatever, got none on me

Wherever we go things are looking fine
Pa always said, boy don’t you ever go stronger than wine
But I never fancied no dogma, I’ll rather ride between the lines
When it gets too hot at night, we lay in the dew
Tab into a memory and string it to a tune
Pass it all around, I tell you - I’ll cut a monolith out of you

Saw something pretty roll off the mountain slope
It just kept tumbling on down the hill, now I’m not sure where I’m going
Winter made my legs stiff and cold
But no more aches and frowns
Cuz the seeds have been laid, for another day

The head must bow now, and the back will ache
Put my money on a horse’s tail, but then we saw she had four wooden legs
That creature, she ain’t taking home no race
I’ll be handing my soul over to corporate goons
Turn a blind eye to those who suffer on the news
Do whatever it takes - to be lying right next to you

Got lost in the horizon, I was turning blind
Thunder and lightning further up woke my mind
I put the hammer on the table, said boy – how many fingers do you plan on keeping tonight?
Then bury this here tool
Before we both will be screaming like fools

I’ve been rolling with the coal wagons now, east and west
This old diesel cuts the horizon into halves, thirds and fifths
And I’m gaining age in a slower rateLLL than the rest
My girl she’s tougher than the rest
This engine cuts mountains into dust
And we’ll blow past whatever there’s left - out there in the wild

I’ll be drinking my liquor in this city here tonight
Tomorrow I’ll be passing on along down the line
I’m done selling myself to the highest bidder
I’ll take it day by day now
Till my corpse is dragged away like litter
Track Name: 31
My ways they've come undone
The strings came apart
And I fell out of the knot
What tied me down escaped this ground
The laces holding me together came undone

A specter has been circling in my dreams
It settled like a statue, an iconic flame
A spark to keep the peer tamed
Now I kneel in mud and water, and skin I peeled
You brought the fuel, held the chains, gave me faith

I always strive to know what might come up ahead
Then you locked yourself right into my head
But meet with the 31, now tell me what you've done
You told this union had to die, cuz of the fear in your eye
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A sundown only two can own
Peace like only before a mighty storm
Then the water started pouring in
When the hurricanes came, I scattered with the winds

I no longer cast any shade
As my spirit seems to have fallen into decay
For what it's worth winter will sweep away the cursed
As she strokes the bald head of the barren earth

Meet with the 31, now tell me what you've done
A union was told they were to die cuz of the fear in your eyes
Curse the day you were born - you wretched 31
Store in an empty glass, the memories we had, you and I and the cursed 31
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This light throws so many shades, have worn the face of friends and enemies
The road is as rugged as my soul
But I signed this seal with the salts of my heart
Then why do I break it apart

Meet with the 31, now tell me what you've done
A union was told they were to die cuz of the fear in these eyes
Curse the day that you were born - restless and torn
Store in an empty glass, memories we had, you and I and the cursed 31