Second Blood EP

by The Valley Forge

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Written and produced by The Valley Forge
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Tyler Speicher
Artwork by The Valley Forge

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released August 16, 2014

The Valley Forge is:
John Valley - Vocals, Drums
Tyler Speicher - Guitar
Sarah German - Bass

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The Valley Forge is a roots rock band from Austin, TX.

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Track Name: New Times
You are the loner of the year
They don't know your name or even care
And what about the best friend you never had
Or just someone to tell, hey, you're feelin' bad

Can you feel the new times comin'
Like the cool kids comin' down from their thrones
I can feel the new times comin'
Like the fast feet fallin' hard on the new school boulevard
You can feel the new times comin'
Yeah, they're comin' 'round

You know you've loved but you’ve never been (loved)
Even when you look up and ask for a little help (from above)
There's no one comin' home to see you standin' in the mirror
Askin' why, why is there ugly on me

Can you feel the new times comin'
Just like the true blue seein' through to your lover's heart
I can feel the new times comin'
Comin' for all those lonely hearts dyin' for a brand new start
You can feel the new times comin'
Yeah, they're comin' 'round

Can you feel the new times comin'
Comin' to turn back to better plays in the wings
I can feel the new times comin'
Comin' for all those in wait lookin' to find their fate
You can feel the new times comin'
Oh, yeah, they're comin' 'round
Track Name: This Side
I wanna go far from this hell I’ve been livin' in
When every damn day's like a life on hold
Wonderin' when to begin

Well, don't ever let me down
No, don't ever let me down
'Cause I don't ever wanna let you down
They will say

That this side of the livin'
You call the livin' the end
And on this side of the shadow
You call the shadow your friend
I don't wanna call the shadow my friend

Did you lie to me singin' that I would be free
If I just followed along
And does every generation sing the same sad song
Certain they couldn't be wrong

Well, somebody let us down
Yes, somebody let us down
I wanna know whoever let us down
Could it be

That this side of the livin'
They call the livin' the end
And on this side of the shadow
They call the shadow their friend
But we don't wanna call the shadow our friend

City sidewalk, been hearin' people talk
About the better bet, do you wanna get wet
Upon a dollar bill, it's how you get your fill
Is there nowhere to go and are we just the livin'

Shadow of the others
Who came to know the end
That the story of the livin'
Is that the livin's your only friend, yeah
And this is the livin' end
Track Name: No, Not Me
Company men, tell her where to stand
How to be rich, an irrevocable switch
From the child you will grow
Overnight, you'll never know
Yes, this callous has a cost
But you'll never feel the frost
Off the poor and the weary
Good girl, do you understand
And she sings:

No, not me
I don't understand
No, not me
Not me, never me

Religical man, tell him where to stand
Will and the way, nobody better be gay
Never fall on the sword
That you hold above your head
If they choose to never choose
Then the law will never lose
Here's the wheel, spin away
My man, do you understand
He hollers:

No, not me
I don't understand
No, not me
Not me, never me

Oh, I don't believe in the medicine man
Who can know the way that we have to stand
And if you meet the man who says he can
Never believe

Leader of men, here we come again
Shufflin' down, you better catch the crown
Over your eyes, you will see
You used to look like me
Just a face in the crowd
And together we grow so loud
My friend, come down
To the earth where we can stand
And holler:

No, not we (No, not we)
We don't understand
No, not we, not we
Track Name: Second Blood
My boy, you know
I know you know
You know it's time
It's time for you to go

Our days gone by
Before you knew
What a youth could be for you
What time can take from a young man's heart

Chorus:
Will you spill your second blood
When the morning comes will you be around
If you see me, son, don't call my name
'Cause I will spill your second blood

Heroes in your eyes
Young one with the head held high
Don't see the smoke below
Risin' up to ruin
Hope's ghost of another day

Cowboys never lie
'Less you ask 'em for the truth
Them heroes in your eyes go away

Chorus

Friends you left behind
The woman who spilled your blood
The hero you will become
In the eyes of another child

Chorus