Vanguard

by Arm Your Enemy

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Hold on tight, Detroit rockers Arm Your Enemy are charging on to the scene with their debut release, Vanguard.

Mixing elements of punk, indie and classic rock with layers of pop-influenced melodies, Vanguard is like a volcano, building in strength until it erupts. Vanguard displays the bands’ full range of emotions, from introspective and a bit sullen (Counting City Lights) to pissed off with a taste for vengeance (We Came for Blood).

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released January 28, 2014

Ryan Alexia - Bass and Vocals
Keith Britt - Vocals
Matthew Edwards - Guitar and Vocals
Jay Miller - Drums
Franco Pecorelli - Guitar and Vocals

All Lyrics and Music written by Matthew Edwards;
Except Lyrics to Guilty Accusations by Keith Britt

Recorded in July and August 2013 at Rhythm 11 Studios in Chesterfield Township, MI.
Mixed and Mastered by Vin Strockis and Will D’Anna at Rhythm 11
Produced by: Vin Strockis, Will D’Anna and Arm Your Enemy

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Arm Your Enemy Detroit, Michigan

Arm Your Enemy is a mix of gritty veterans of Detroit's punk and rock scenes. Members of notable bands such as P.T.'s Revenge, Wrist-Rocket, Cicada Day and Kilboy have come together to form a tight unit that's ready to rock.

The band draws on a range of powerful yet melodic sound that can kick you in the teeth then provide the soothing rhythms that make you feel better, all at the same time.
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Track Name: We Came For Blood
We came for blood
We came for truth
We came with nothing
We’ll leave with you
We came with Recourse
We’ll see it through
We came with poison
We came for you

It’s the last days, that’s up to you my friend
But you won’t stop until the end
You say you cannot feel the pain, we’ll wait and see

I never said that this would be okay
You’re all waiting around for judgment day
You never listened to a word I’ve said
Cause we’ll for your blood anyway

You came with love
Full tried and true
We give you nothing
In spite of you
There is a recourse
There is a truth
We have but nothing
All we need is you
Track Name: Only In Dreams
Time will give us strength to carry on
Now that a big piece of my life’s gone
In some way light will find a way to shine on me
And give me reasons for this happening

Here I am standing all alone, without you around to call my own
Through thick and thin as well to have and hold
I know that you are never coming home.

Does anybody feel the same as I?
Can anybody out there empathize?
Make me feel I’m not the only one,
Am I the only one, whoever lost someone?

Now you left me for those “lifelong deeds.”
But I can’t help it they’re part of me.
I know who I am and I can’t change that.
Now I know you are never coming back.

Here I am standing all alone, without you around to call my own
Through thick and thin as well to have and hold
I know that you are never coming home.

Does anybody feel the same as I?
Can anybody out there empathize?
Make me feel I’m not the only one,
Am I the only one, whoever lost someone?
Track Name: Guilty Accusations
Welcome to this house of lies
I've left the door wide open
The life we had covered in flies
And all the hearts are broken

I don't need your sympathy
I don't need your cheer
I will take your empathy
And wash it down with beer
It drives me insane sometimes
Knowing you're not there
Please take me away from here
Take me anywhere

Welcome to this house of shame
We're serving guilty accusations
With everybody else to blame
No one ever has the patience

I don't need your sympathy
I don't need your cheer
I will take your empathy
And wash it down with beer
It drives me insane sometimes
Knowing you're not there
Please take me away from here
Take me anywhere

All these memories in these halls
Where am I supposed to go?
The nicotine stains on the walls
I should have left a long time ago

I don't mind the air sometimes
I don't mind the tears
I'm not good at using rhymes
When dealing with my fears
I don't need your sympathy
I don't need your cheer
I will take your empathy
And wash it down with beer
It drives me insane sometimes
Knowing you're not there
Please take me away from here
Take me anywhere
Track Name: The Light and The Way
Haste is not the case, you waste while you’re awake
You’ve burn your ties, time after time.
The clock is ticking by and it races around your mind.
You burn your faith; you’ve burned your life

I’ve seen the light, I’ve seen the way
But I don’t know if I can stay
It goes to show the more you know the more you go out of your way, to fade away

Inside your soul has died, it weighs upon your mind
You’re fire fired all of your tries
The answers in your hand, but the weight’s too much to stand
You’re screaming hallelujah!

I’ve seen the light, I’ve seen the way
But I don’t know if I can stay
It goes to show the more you know the more you go out of your way, to fade away
Track Name: We're All Alright
I don’t know why I even bother, bother with you sometimes.
I try and try, time after time, and turn a blind third eye.

I started something I cannot finish, please stay here, don’t let me go.

One day we’ll chase each other through heaven and hell
But for now we’re all, now we’re all
One day we’ll find ourselves without a soul to sell
But for now we’re all, now we’re all alright

Moving on keeps getting harder, for days I’ve stayed awake.
Promises aren’t as easy to keep, they’re much easier to brake.

I started something I cannot finish, please stay here, don’t let me go.

One day we’ll chase each other through heaven and hell
But for now we’re all, now we’re all
One day we’ll find ourselves without a soul to sell
But for now we’re all, now we’re all alright

now we’re all, now we’re all alright, we’re all alright
Please don’t let me go, don’t let me go

One day we’ll chase each other through heaven and hell
But for now we’re all, now we’re all
One day we’ll find ourselves without a soul to sell
But for now we’re all, now we’re all alright
Track Name: Counting City Lights
Hold on tight, we’ll be alright, with you and I counting city lights.
While passerby’s, they close their eyes, but yours and mine are open wide.

Can’t look to the future when your living for the past.
Can’t live for the moment when you think that this won’t last.
I’ll make an introduction to a world you’ve never known.
This night is fading fast, but we’re taking this part slow.
Track Name: Leaders & Strangers
Can we save it, is it out of our reach?
They say that we are breaking down.
We are the blinded, by the lies you preach!
They say that Motown’s burning down

We are the leaders, we never follow the crowd
We are the strangers, the young the loud and the proud.

We are the voices, never silent for long.
Don’t let the stories break us down!
Tell the masses, we are coming back strong
And we will never let you down.

We are the leaders, we never follow the crowd
We are the strangers, the young the loud and the proud.

They say our town’s dead, as dead as it could possibly be
Escape is not an option, not a possibility.