Demos 2013

by The Dark Backward

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released August 4, 2011

Alexander Marble - Bass
Jordan Ryker Daniel - Guitar, Vocals
Phillip Walsh - Drums

recorded at Equimix Studios, Portland, Oregon

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The Dark Backward Portland, Oregon

Portland-based rock band The Dark Backward was founded by Jordan Daniel and Alex Marble, previous members of Jane Lane and Sudden Epidemic. The Dark Backward plays original compositions of honest, emotional music that makes audiences want to move and exorcise their demons. The band plays rock and roll that incorporates all musical genres, including blues, jazz, punk, pop, and electronica. ... more

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Track Name: Broke And Not Broken (Demo)
One sat on a bench at the start of a road
With his will in his hand, and his heart like a light in his soul
This speck on his knees, so alive with disease
It's the fatal effect of the one caught back east in the snow
Long distance conversation turns to new determination to find home

So he laid out his plans with a gun to his head
They say "whatever you like, 'cause you're paying with blood and with bone"
The one thing to know is that you can not let go
Of the people and places and maps that led here all along
So head to the shore, be anew, be reborn
Broke and not broken, shake the thoughts of before
And we'll go, yes we'll go

Give me your hand and let me see how you work it
I'll give you a chance and we'll see if you're worth it
Not another denial
Just your feet catching fire
It's the music I speak
That moves you to the beat
So girl, let me rock you away

"Your body's as smooth as this whiskey", you slur
And Walker's laying it down, just keeps laying the groove
Just another excuse for a woman to hold
Writing songs about love 'til the day I am old
So girl, let me rock you away

Let me rock you away, let me roll you away

Why so sorry? Why so bored lately?
Mind so wildly lost before
Tired and lonely, I need some loving maybe?
Proud and lazy is far from the place I should be

So long I have held my regrets up to see
So what kind of person does that make me?
Track Name: Miss Tequila Mockingbird (Demo)
When life has knocked you down
No use complaining now
Just order up another round and loosen up those hips
Miss tequila mockingbird
You play the song, I'll sing the words
You always were so clever
At your best, there's nothing better
You give me two fingers and I'll give you the cue

I'm charming or I'm crazy
I'm whichever you'd prefer
So if you felt like something special
It's because you always were
But when I speak the words might seem
A little slurred I'm sure
But I never lie, and that's a fact
As far as Miss Tequila is concerned

Take me to another place
Take me on holiday
Take me to the altered states to escape
Yes, take me to another place

This bottle feels light, it won't help me survive
It's keeping me safe from the dangers at night
It's making up God, it's making up time
One party for the human race

Oh, shit.

I didn't mean to call you, but hello, how've you been?
If you can not understand me, the drunk got phone again
But when that phone get's lonely, it likes to talk with lips
So give me fifteen minutes girl, I'll show you I'm missing still

You've always understood me, yes it's true
You always know exactly what to do
Sincerity -- it comes it spades the more that I consume
I swear to you, just give me one more drink and I'll be

Through with taking orders
Through with holding back
Through will regrets for not taking a chance
Ready to become a man

You always feel so warm
You always feel so right
Wrapped up in my arms
Until the morning light arrives

And that's when the headache comes…

Miss tequila mockingbird, you play the song, I'll sing the words
You always were so clever, at your best there's nothing better

Miss tequila mockingbird, you play the song, I'll sing the words
You always were so clever, at your best there's nothing better

But I'm charming or I'm crazy
I'm whichever you'd prefer
So if you felt like something special
It's because you always were
But when I speak the words might seem
A little slurred I'm sure

But I never lie, and that's a fact
As far as Miss Tequila is concerned
Track Name: Colorblind (Demo)
We may have met
Or we may have fallen
To mutual connection
Stuttering and stalling
Perhaps we share something
But please don't get confused
We hate to be tortured
But love the abuse

If you think that we're perfect
It's only this time
I'll write X's and O’s
All down your spine
And if you could let go
You could be mine
I'm the devil in red
But you're colorblind

We could compare talent
Or gather our shame
We both savor self-hatred
But your never to blame
We’ll pop and we’ll pull against each other’s restraints
It never works
It doesn’t count
If I can’t hear your complaints

If you think that we're perfect
It's only this time
I'll write X's and O’s
All down your spine
And if you could let go
You could be mine
I'm the devil in red

We think without speaking
But never set a pace
We’ll pop and we’ll pull
Against each other’s restraints
It never works, it never counts
It never ends, it’s all the same
If I can’t hear your fucking complaints

If you think that we're perfect
It's only this time
I'll write X's and O’s
All down your spine
And if you could let go
You could be mine
I'm the devil in red

If you think that we're perfect
It's only this time
I'll write X's and O’s
All down your spine
And if you could let go
You could be mine
I'm the devil in red
But you're colorblind
Track Name: Haunt (Demo)
I know that I've made too many mistakes and it would come back one day to haunt me
In the form of a curse, or a plague on my house, or a fever that burns inside of me
But now I plainly see my days are tagged and numbered, crushed in your debris
When I go chasing love it's nothing more than you laughing back at me

Could have sworn we would have worked out once without this haunt weighing us down
But in a planned attack of the world versus me, you didn't want me around
I know the cycle and the way of things I should be far too used to now
I couldn't believe, no I couldn't see, I couldn't seem to find some higher ground

I loved you then
I should have said to you that I wanted you without a doubt of truth
I hope that you can find forgiveness
I know you are the one who keeps my fate for me
Under lock and key, please free the ghost of my regrets and finally leave me be
And finally leave me be

So waking life isn't waking life when you are much to tired to breathe
You wish to avoid the never-ending want to submit and finally sleep
I'm sure you'll think of something clever to say when I am gone
You laugh under your breath a bit, as they lower me in, oh now see what you've done

I loved you then
I should have said to you that I wanted you without a doubt of truth
I hope that you can find forgiveness
I know you are the one who keeps my fate for me
Under lock and key, please free the ghost of my regrets and finally leave me be
Finally leave me be