Death by Inches

by False Hopes

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about

In 2016 we released a new song every month. Half way through the process we moved to a new producer.

This is the compilation of those songs. Some songs have different production styles from their counterparts. That's because we recorded the songs in batches of two or three at a time.

Full credits and thank yous can be found at this link here: deathbyinches.falsehopesband.com

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released March 1, 2017

All songs written and performed by False Hopes.

False Hopes are:

Jono Bolton - Bass
Craig Brown - Drums
Mark Fraser - Guitar/Vocals
Iain McCluskey - Guitar

Tracks 1 to 7 were recorded and produced by Boab Rammy (www.nooneknowsrecords.com) in the now defunct Riff Dungeon.
Tracks 8 to 14 were recorded and produced by Lewis Glass at Glassworks Studio Recording (www.lewisglassaudio.com).

Gang vocals on track 6 - Kenni Campbell (The Sinking Feeling), Lewis Glass (Bridal Shower), Callum McCormick (Always Until Victory), Paul McGonigal (Catbuster, Black Heart Fire), Grant Kerr (Catbuster, Black Heart Fire, We're Only Afraid of NYC) and Chris Megahy.

Additional vocals and guitar on track 12 - Lewis Glass.
Additional vocals on track 13 - Kenny Leckie (Real Ghosts, Carnivores).

Artwork by Gary Cairns at Surface Noise (www.surfacenoisecreative.uk)

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False Hopes Glasgow, UK

False Hopes are four guys from Glasgow who play some kind of punky hardcore, or hardcorey punk. Depending on who you ask.

In 2016 we released a song a month. In 2017 we released em all on limited edition cassette and titled it 'Death By Inches', because that's what it's like when you release a song a month for a year.

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Track Name: Walk Away
All my friends died of lung disease, died of heart disease, died of cancer:
They're the biggest killers around these parts.
All my friends had my back:
It's the biggest affection around these parts.
To think that all they ever knew was inarticulate alcoholic rage...

And it seems that I didn't turn out half as well as my mother sort of planned,
And it seems that I didn't turn out half as well as my father sorta hoped,
Cause when I threw that punch, you took our kids away,
So maybe I'm exactly the man my father used to be.

Now all I see are the times I let you down.
Now all I see are the times I let you walk away.
Track Name: Turn to Dust
The words that you say, will all fade away, it's pointless and worthless...I know.

It's a gnawing and itching that scratches your soul,
Through doorways and bedsheets, it's all that you know,
It's watching and waiting and biding its time,
For the end of the world, the end of your world
Because we all...

Turn to dust my friend,
We turn to dust in the end.
Track Name: Homesick
It's dark, and it's cold, and the weather is beating my face.
It's freezing and I'm sick, this sleeping sack is a body bag,
It's worn and I feel old, even though I'm only 23,
These streets are my home but legally they're not meant to be.

Another doorway,
Another box,
Another nights on the run from cops.
Another doorway,
Another box - a coffin provides more comfort...

And it's left me feeling homesick.

I never wanted to die so much,
I never wanted to live so much,
I never wanted a bed so much,
I'd do anything for a home.
Track Name: Digitalis
The blood is forming on your skin, it's coming from within: trying to wring the life out of you.
Your life, reflected on the screen, is enough to make you scream.

How can you live with what you know about yourself,
When no one gets out alive?

The fear that you are going to die is standing side by side with the fear of living well,
So take your life out of the screen, take charge of your skin and do something enlightening.
Track Name: Sloganeering
Stupid bullshit faux sincerity,
You think that's what it takes to survive.
But everyone can see through it, we all know it's lies.

Politics, politics, you're in it for yourself.
You wear a suit of lies and you wear it well.

Words so sweet it'll rot out your teeth,
And make diabetics of us all.
You paved the way for your own demise,
You should cut out your tongue to spite your face.

Your star will fall.
Track Name: No Kidneys
You find yourself all alone, in a bathtub (next to a phone)
Full of ice and full of regret,
Covered in scars from the stomach to the neck.

Everybody warned you
Not to come to this part of town.

No kidneys, in a hotel room all alone.
Black market, red carpet,
And badly done butterfly stitches.
Track Name: Red Cola
There’s a fire on the Clyde and you’re gasping for air,
It’s the sun’s reflection on the eyes of despair,
Close your eyes, lift your head and have no fear.

You’re lying down low and you’re struggling to breathe,
Your voice is getting thin and your lungs start to heave,
There’s a pain in your chest where your heart should be,
It’s a hole where feelings go and there’s no reprieve.

You don’t want this, but you need this – it’s your darkest hell.
You can’t see this, but you feel this – it’s your lowest ebb.

So close your eyes son and take the leap,
There’s nothing left but the soles of your feet,
You can turn this around if you wipe off the tears.
Like a kiss from a stranger it’s a cold hearted danger.
Track Name: War on Everything
Late stage capitalism is in a death spiral, do you remember when they said this land was fit for a king?
Or fit for a queen, whatever it all means; it's just a lie to help you find purpose.

War on everything - you are marked for death.
War on everything - take your final breath.

So get out your homes and take to the streets to burn all your idols.
These disposable heroes and paper thin leaders - burn all your idols.
We got the match and we got the fuel to burn all your idols.
So get out your homes and take to the street - burn all your idols.

Let's pull back the curtain and expose the lies of the world's ruling elite.
Sick of them watching and holding people down as they struggle to make ends meet.
Track Name: Fade Mountain (Album Version)
No one grows up or grows old in this rotten town, anymore.
Find a light in the dark, find a fuse for the spark.

Bury me, in the memory of my friends and family,
Admit defeat, they're lost to me.
Bury me, in the memory of my friends and family,
"Admit defeat" is what they're saying to me.

A light in the dark is like a pain that hurts my heart.

Bury me, in the memory of my friends and family,
Admit defeat, they're lost to me.
Bury me, in the memory of my friends in family,
"Admit defeat" is what they're saying to me.
Track Name: Pepe Silvia
You build your life and make your big plans
but there's no accounting for all its demands.
It takes just one slip, a mammoth sized hit
To change the story.

Hold my head under and don't let me go
I've done some things that no man should ever know
Hold my head under and fill up my lungs
Until there's no life left in me so would you...

Hold my under and don't let me go
I've done many things that no man should ever know
Hold my head under and fill up my lungs
And drown these sorrows.

I hurt from the fall and it's taken me no time to feel nothing at all
It's under my skin; the dirt, the regret, the fact, the fiction.

I apologise for what I've done, but I can't see the light at the end of this.
The push and the pull: you can't deny the irony.
Track Name: Schiltron
I can tell you all the things that you want to know,
Like how to build a country and lose it all.
But I can't tell you all the things that you want to hear:
Like how to save your life from project fear.

We know they're lying to our face, we read between the lies,
Why do they lie to everybody all the damn time?

They pushed the middle ground to voting no,
By spinning constant stories to win the vote,
And by telling us what would go wrong if we broke the chains of the British curse.

The sickness that they give us is manipulation on purpose.
This project that the lead with is futile; it's pointless.

They're just telling you how you're supposed to think.
So pull your head out of the toxic air and dispel project fear.
Track Name: Crushed
On dark days and cold nights
The conscience of society crumbles

They left you alone
With the tales on which you were fed

Hopes and dreams collapse into screams
Like carbon crushed into diamond

They left you alone
With the tales on which you were fed
And now you feel the weight of the earth
On your shoulders breaking your bones

And now they can
Measure your worth
Crush you to diamonds
Cold and collapsing
Track Name: Shambles
Equality does not exist, they're lying to the populace,
and that's what they keep telling you.
I've seen the lines deep on your face, I wondered how they got that way,
You don't need to tell me twice.

Say what you need, say it to me and I won't hold on to what you become.
Remember they lie, remember why, and I won't hold on to what you become.

Equality does not exist, the lie's the opiate of the populace,
That's the way they hold you down.
It's a climate built on fear, a hegemony that's existed for many years,
I don't need to tell you twice.

Say what you need, say it to me and I won't hold on to what you become.
Remember they lie, remember why, and I won't hold on to what you become.