Tirade / Proven

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released March 23, 2016

Recorded at From The Depths Studio by Ian Redding in 2014/2015
All band photos by Aga Hairesis

Contact:
Tiradeukhc@yahoo.co.uk
ProvenLBU@hotmail.com

Proven and Tirade would like to thank:
528 LBU, Barnet Mark and The 12bar Club for all their years of support for London Hardcore, and for letting us use the club for the photos in our inlay. Rucktion Records for their belief in us, and for giving both Proven and Tirade their first ever shows. Aga Hairesis for her patience and perseverance during the photoshoot for our inlay, check out more of her work at www.hairesis.com. Ian at From The Depths Studio for all the work put into this recording. Mattybar for all the help putting this inlay together. Our brother bands: Injury Time, Nine Bar, Crippler, Diction, Maldito, Ironed Out, Life Betrays Us

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PROVEN London, UK

LOUIS - Vocals
JOHN - Vocals
ADAM - Guitar
MARK - Guitar
MATT - Drums
IAN - Bass

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Track Name: Proven - Life / Death
You're born then you're gone
Nature's instinct or heavenly force?
It's reality for us all
This life we take for granted
Like roulette it's left to luck
One chance is all we get
This is it! There's nothing left!

Life's perils leave me restless but I carry on
I stare death in the face!

Life, Death - We embrace it all
Life, Death - It surrounds us all
Life, Death - Inevitable!

We strive for happiness and all that it brings
Never get too comfortable As you'll end up in a coffin
Storm clouds approaching
The reaper in our midst
Blood shot eyes as we mourn one's demise
A death of a loved one, the passing of a friend
It doesn't get much easier, the struggle within
But we pick ourselves up
And carry on regardless
The anger, the pain and the sheer determination

There’s nothing left!

You’re here and then you’re lost
The pendulum of life swings back and forth
The clock won’t stop for us at all
Accept this is all we have In the blink of an eye our time is up
A last chance is all we get
So leave nothing to regret

Life's perils leave me restless but I carry on!
I stare death in the face

Don’t live your life as a lie
We get one shot so make it count
Track Name: Proven - Get Involved
Remember why you’re here
An escape, an outlet for you
A chance to forget all your troubles
Let’s have some fun

Hands out your pockets
And fists in the air
Move to the front
And get involved
Stop being so serious
And unfold your arms
Step to the mic
And get involved

Remember why you’re here
An escape, an outlet for you
A chance to forget all your troubles
Let’s have some fun

Hands out your pockets
And fists in the air
Move to the front
And get involved
Stop being so serious
And unfold your arms
Step to the mic
And get involved

Log off that computer
Stop being a nerd
Get to a show
And make yourself heard
Stop all your hating
And stop talking shit
Get your act together
And do your own thing

So now it’s time
To get involved
Track Name: Proven - The Masks of Men
Every time you speak to me
It’s with a forked tongue
Never wanting to lose your shine
You’re everybody’s friend
Present distortions of yourself
To keep them at your side
But your weakened heart shows through
And reveals the truth

I’m sick of dealing
With all you kids
As you hide behind
The masks of men

Now the surface has splintered
The cracks are showing
You circled like a vulture
To pick at our spines
Not one for confrontation
You cowered in shadows
But now your shallow breathing
Exposes what we knew to be true

The games you played have kept you
Out of the light of truth
Blinded by a false perspective
That you could lie right through
You’ll fall down where you stand
Flooded in your own hypocrisy
No way to rise again
Defeated by your own fallacy

You could have been
So much the better man
But you failed to
See beyond your own ends
And now your lies
Have all come crashing down
I hope you see
Why these bridges have been burnt
Track Name: Proven - Threat of Reality
This is the cause and effect
A line drawn in the sand
Here lies the threat of reality
That you can’t understand

I watch you move around
You smile and laugh at the right times
Shedding skin like a fucking snake
As you try to undermine
Everything that we’ve built here
Do you really want to cross this line?

I don’t believe
That it ever crossed your mind
What we have here
Could never be torn down
With this family
There was only ever one outcome
528
Should’ve known we would never run

This is the cause and effect
A line drawn in the sand
Here lies the threat of reality
That you can’t understand
The boundary has been pushed
The graves have all been dug
The gates of hell have opened
And your demons will swallow you whole

I watch you crawl around
As you beg for a single friend
But with nothing left to offer
And no more skin to shed
You’re just a fucking shell
That’s better off left for dead

A line drawn in the sand

This is the cause and effect
A line drawn in the sand
This is the cause and effect
And you’re left just a beaten man
Track Name: Tirade - Ugly and Determined
Vain shallow bullshit surrounds me
While so much of worth goes unseen
Please don't mistake my venom for jealousy
This obsession is a mystery to me
Time wasted on weak and needy attention seekers posing and preening
While I long for the day when I can watch your belief in your idols die violently

We are the ugly and determined
We’re still comitted to the choices we've made
And our resolve will remain unbroken

So we'll keep on down this path
No matter how tired or sore
Never looking for fame or praise
Just for something more than the norm
Building something that will remain
Instead of being a publicity whore

We are the ugly and determined
And we'll make no attempt to hide it
Fuck those who fiend and slave for the spotlight
They don't deserve respect

Always the outcasts, shunned and ignored
We were never intended to thrive
So in this age of excess and disgrace
We're proud to portray an ugly unacceptable face
Track Name: Tirade - Forced Forward
I must keep on moving
My head won’t stop buzzing with plans and ideas
Stalked by the fear that they may all amount to nothing

Although the years have taken their toll
This is what keeps me going
I may have grown older but my blood will not stop boiling

Life just keeps on ripping at my soul
Sometimes I fear for my sanity
It’s a constant battle to remain whole

I don't mind admitting to obsession
Seething and waiting, can't take the frustration
Fighting to get to where I want to be

Although so much has changed within me
Even more will always stay the same
I'll never lose faith or heart or inspiration

Life just keeps on ripping at my soul
Sometimes I fear for my sanity
But I know I'll remain whole

I'm forced forward by the pressures that seek to break me
I won’t let them win
Life won’t tame or contain me, or trap my spirit in a tomb of skin
Track Name: Tirade - Genuine Article
Striving to be the genuine article
Not a copy of something I thought looked cool

Inspired by experience and what I see as wrong
Despite complaints and regrets, I ain’t had it as bad as many
Everything I once wished gone, now turned around into the strength to keep on...

Striving to be the genuine article
Not a copy of something I thought looked cool

So I'm never gonna hang off coattails or boast my way through life
And if I ever run my mouth, it’ll be about something I did myself
Imagination and determination over posturing and pretence
Every time

Left cold by those who over compensate
Don’t try so hard, just let what's really inside out
Track Name: Tirade - Rise Undefeated
Existence never tore me down It chipped away at me instead
Stifled by daily routines
Forever in search of any release
Sometimes I lose my way
But confusion’s only temporary Instead of clinging to life
Living to strive and fight means I will always

RISE UNDEFEATED
Within me lies what's needed to
RISE UNDEFEATED
I’ll never sink in a sea of apathy and doubt

Motivation will always remain
Resist indolence and disregard the pain

So win or lose I'm here to fight
It’s worth the risk, at least I know I tried
Urge to create and rise remains
It pounds in my chest and flows through my veins
Individuality and pride stay strong with age

RISE UNDEFEATED
But with both feet firmly on the ground
RISE UNDEFEATED
Won't be chained or caged or herded around

Instead of following the crowd
Why don't you try and make something out of yourself

Old breed
Time won't deaden our momentum
Through thick or thin
You can’t question these convictions

Can't question these convictions
These animals won't be tamed
The flame that burns within us all won't wane It will rage

Time won't decrease our dedication
Despite the demands of life It’s far too late to change direction
We struggle and hate with all our fucking might