No Chaser

by ABLAZE

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    'If the rest of the album sounds like this, Ablaze have really earned themselves their rightful place among Australian rock’s finest.' – Wall of Sound AU

    After first single ‘Just A Taste’ grabbed the Australian music scene by the scruff of the neck, and the accompanying tour left little to the imagination about Ablaze’s hard riffs, catchy vocals and explosive live show, IT IS TIME.

    It’s been many years, 2 EP’s, a DVD, car breakdowns, laughs, tears, hard work, and more gigs both in VIC and interstate than you can poke a stick at, and it’s all lead up to this. Ablaze’s long-awaited debut album is here!

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1.
Get in, sit down, shut up, and hold on tight. Foot to the floor, we’re raising hell tonight. Locked and loaded, ready to burn, Past the point of no return. Gotta find us that rock’n’roll sound. We won’t ever touch the ground! You know we’ll keep you coming back for more Woah! You know we’ll keep you coming back for more Woah! Stand up, shout out, time to kick it up a gear. Get ready, ‘coz we might not make it out of here. Everybody’s pushin’ just to get inside. We just jump the cue ‘coz we don’t stand in line. Everybody’s waitin’ now so hit the lights. Time for us to come alive! You know we’ll keep you coming back for more You know we’ll keep you coming back for more Yeah! You know we’ll keep you coming back for more Woah! You know we’ll keep you coming back for more Woah! You know we’ll keep you coming back for more Woah! You know we’ll keep you coming back for more Woah!
2.
Lappin’ up the high life every single day, The best just ain’t good enough for you. Expensive little pretty things to line your way, When the night time comes, that’s when the claws come through. High end fashion, leather and denim, Solid gold halo just drippin’ with venom! Dirty little secret! Diamond in the rough. Dirty little secret! And I can’t get enough. Cristal and caviar to please the social page, Jack and Coke when no-one else can see. Perfect poised performer on the golden stage, I can’t wait to see the things you do to me. When we’re alone, I know it’s true. I’m not the only secret that’s inside of you! Dirty little secret! Diamond in the rough. Dirty little secret! And I can’t get enough. Daddy’s little girl, dressed in pearls and fur. Does he really know you at all? Expensive taste, house on the beach, She’s got a Corvette in the street. It’s all just a perfect lie. When you wear that leather skirt, skin-tight top, Leaves me wanting more, And I want it all! Yeah! Yeah! You leave me wanting more, And I want it all! Dirty little secret! Diamond, diamond in the rough. Dirty little secret! And I can’t get enough. Dirty little secret! Diamond, diamond in the rough. Dirty little secret! And I can’t get enough. I can’t get enough!
3.
Like a king and a queen in your dishonest domain. All of your hidden agendas, Left us out in the rain. You promise the young and hopeful, Everything their heart’s desire, But they won’t get a scrap after you’ve Left them out on the wire. A two-bit hustle for fools, Never gonna change your game. Obsessed with your stones and your jewels, This is what I say! I’m gonna stick to my guns, Now it’s all so crystal clear. I’m gonna stick to my guns, I don’t need yours, mark my words, You’re done here! You empty the pockets of the hopeful and willing. Sucking down, breaking dreams ‘til your cup needs refilling, Like false prophets of the past, Misdirection to the nth degree, But your words fall so fast. Your lies are out for all to see. A two-bit hustle for fools, Never gonna change your game. Obsessed with your stones and your jewels, This is what I say! I’m gonna stick to my guns, Now it’s all so crystal clear. I’m gonna stick to my guns, I don’t need yours, mark my words, You’re done here! Blinded by your self-obsession, Unity came crumbling down! The king found his plastic passion, The queen fell for another crown.
4.
Just a Taste 04:32
You raise your fist, but no-ones listening. You think your ‘it’, but no-one cares. And I know that you’ve spent 5 long years With your skinny little ass on a bad idea. But we shot straight out of the gate, Leaving you in a cloud of too damn late! And I say! Woah, this is just a taste of what’s coming! Woah, ooh, you better start running! Woah, you don’t know what you’re starting ‘Coz this is just a taste of what’s coming! You think that you’re the best around. If you kissed any more ass, your lips would be stained brown. And I know that you’ve got a ticket to ride, But your head’s in the clouds, and you’ve flown too high. Now we’re soaring, and you’re falling. Time to hit the ground. And I say! Woah, this is just a taste of what’s coming! Woah, ooh, you better start running! Woah, you don’t know what you’re starting, This is just a taste of what’s coming! Woah, you stand there looking down, But now we’re here, We’re gonna show you how it’s done. Woah, you think you wear the crown. Think you’ve won? Ha! Guess again. This has just begun! Yeah! Woah, this is just a taste of what’s coming! Woah, you better start running! Woah, you don’t know what you’re starting, ‘Coz this is just a taste of, what’s coming! Woah, Yeah! Woah, ooh, you better start running! Woah, you don’t know what you’re starting ‘Coz this is just a taste! This is just a taste of, what’s coming!
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Got my back to the wall, Tryin’ to balance on the edge of the fall. Out of my mind, A slave to the grind, One day I won’t go back at all. Punch out for the last time, Walk out with my head held high. I need the fire I’ve got a desire That won’t be satisfied this side of the line. You gonna spend your life chained to a desk? You gonna drown with all the rest? Well that ain’t me! We’re gonna live it up, We’re gonna take control, We’re gonna fill our cups, We’re gonna Rock and Roll! Lights on stage are blinding white, Ride’s gonna start, better hold on tight. The guitar screams, And by all means, Feel free to lose your fucking minds. You gonna spend your life chained to a desk? You gonna drown with all the rest? ‘Well that ain’t me! We’re gonna live it up, We’re gonna take control, We’re gonna fill our cups, We’re gonna Rock and Roll! We’re gonna own the night, We’re gonna take it all, We’re gonna come alive, We’re gonna Rock and Roll! We’re gonna live it up, We’re gonna take control, We’re gonna fill our cups, We’re gonna Rock and Roll! We’re gonna own the night, We’re gonna take it all, We’re gonna come alive, We’re gonna Rock and… We’re gonna live it up, We’re gonna take control, We’re gonna fill our cups, We’re gonna Rock and…
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Bad Tattoo 04:18
You seemed just fine when I first saw your face. You took the reins and it fell into place. You took control, now you’re under my skin. Got caught in your web, now you’re dragging me in! (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you, my bad tattoo (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you! Time passes me by, I’m about to explode. Twitch in my eye, there’s no end to this road. Like drunken ink, you’re not worth the pain. Gotta get away before you drive me fuckin’ insane! Bleeding me dry, you take all that I have. Ain’t gonna fly, with that smile and that laugh. Got so far, I can’t work out why. Make no mistake, this is goodbye! (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you, my bad tattoo (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you! Ice cold heart, veins like steel. You get so close, it feels so real. Trap is set, you just don’t know. To the murky depths you go Too far gone! Won’t be long! You’ll be singing a different song. Breaking free! Let me be, Everything you would never see. (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you, my bad tattoo (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you! (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you, my bad tattoo (Bad) Bad Tattoo! I don’t wanna be stuck with you! With you! With you! Breaking free, let me be, Everything you’ll never see.
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On a road so dark and lonesome, Stretching off and out of sight. The sun has long since left me, Cold and weary in the night. Thoughts, so unrelenting, Of regrets I leave behind, As I ride to I-don’t-know-where, With my conscience as my guide. I stop upon a river, That I only know too well. Long-forgotten memories Upon its hidden spell. Days of warmth and happiness, Such feelings long since gone. Memories left hanging, And I can’t quite yet move on. Do you see the road I have to take? Do you hear the promises I make? Do you know that what is said is done? Do you fear what I’ve become? I look up, lost in thought From my cold seat on the curb, At the bridge that almost took me ‘Til I finally lost my nerve. A day I felt so empty, Feelings I remember still, Of heartbreak and betrayal And the utter loss of will. Movin’ to a place where Scarred hearts were first entwined. Shadows drift around me And I still can’t seem to find An answer that eludes me, From when it all went down in flames. Familiar wounds left bleeding When a scarred heart rips again. Do you see the road I have to take? Do you hear the promises I make? Do you know that what is said is done? Do you fear what I’ve become? The cruellest lies in silence, The hardest truths in bold. The warmest heart’s defiance. The hardest soul to scold. A necessary lesson In the dark of life’s display. A trust as thick as iron, Left outside to rust away. From a then I thought was different, To a now I should’ve seen. Wandering through the memories To see what I can’t glean. Warnings that I cast aside, And swept under the bed. Writings on the wall in blood I didn’t have to shed. Do you see the road I have to take? Do you hear the promises I make? Do you know that what is said is done? Do you fear what I’ve become? But I’ll claw, ‘til I rise to find a way Then I’ll crawl, ‘til I find my feet again. Then I’ll walk, ‘til my strength returns to me. Then I’ll run, I’ll run, I’ll run! Do you see the road I have to take? Do you hear the promises I make? Do you know that what is said is done? Do you fear what I’ve become? Do you fear? You should fear. Do you fear what I’ve become?
8.
Travellin’ down this long and windin’ road, Through it all and into the unknown. Never gonna forget where I’ve come from, ‘Coz you’re the place I call home. Not gonna let it to waste, I want more than just a taste. Not gonna stop and wait in line, ‘Coz you’re dead a long, long time. It’s a long way home! And I’ll be on my way, I’ll be back someday It’s a long way home! And I wish you could see, It’s where I’ve gotta be. Days and weeks on this dusty beaten track, All the people I’ve met and the towns I’ve been. Good times, bad times, I’d never take it back, Soon I’ll be on my way to see your face again. Not gonna let it to waste, I want more than just a taste. Not gonna stop and wait in line, ‘Coz you’re dead a long, long time. It’s a long way home! And I’ll be on my way, I’ll be back someday It’s a long way home! And I wish you could see, It’s where I’ve gotta be. Ooh, and I’ll be on my way. Ooh, and I wish you could see. The nights turn into days. It’s the life, it’s the only way to be. Long way home! Yeah yeah yeah! Oh-ho! It’s a long way home! But nights turned into days, It’s the only way. Long way home! And I wish you could see, Just where I’ve gotta be. It’s a long way home, And I’ll be on my way, I’ll be back someday.
9.
Two's Up 04:12
Fever’s high, drink won’t cool me down. I got urges, one can’t satisfy. It’s getting’ hard, harder to keep my cool now. Drivin’ me crazy, I’m going out of my mind. So come right here, quench my thirst. Feel your bodies next to mine. Don’t hold back, cuff my wrists. Two’s company, but three’s just fine. Two’s up! Feel the temperature rising, Get set for the ride! Two’s up! Double the fun, And one hell of time! Two’s up! I’m burning up, so better make mine a double (on the rocks!) ‘Coz that’s the cure for the fire deep inside. So give it up, and get the liquor flowin’ (every drop!) Show me what you’ve got, ‘coz we’re set for the night! So don’t pretend, bring you a friend. I’ll show you what it’s all about. Don’t deny, stay to the end. We’re gonna make you scream and shout. Two’s up! Feel the temperature rising, Get set for the ride! Two’s up! Double the fun, And one hell of time! One hell of a time! Close the door and turn down the lights. We’re gonna rock and roll all night. Livin’ out our wildest dreams. You, and you, and me make three, There’s no place I’d rather be Two’s up! Two’s up! Feel the temperature rising, Get set for the ride! Two’s up! Double the fun, And one hell of time! Two’s up! Feel the temperature rising, Get set for the ride! Two’s up! Double the fun, And one hell of time! And one hell of a night! Oooh, yeah, two’s up!
10.
Stumbled in off the street Hey bartender! Make it mixed, make it neat, I don’t care, ‘coz the gang’s all here, And it’s been way too long. A watering hole in the suburbs, An oasis in metropolis givin’ life to the fried Of the 9 to 5, And we’ll drink you dry, ‘Coz it’s been way too long. Gonna have a night that we won’t remember at all! We’re gonna break on through now, Where’s my drink? Next round is on you now, Where’s my drink? Couple rounds in, the shots are on fire! We’re goin’ all night and we aim to inspire. Had a few on the ride in too, Let’s go fuckin’ wild! There’s a girl in the corner, she’s givin’ me the eye, Oh, that tight little skirt and those long, smooth thighs. Tryin’ to tell me, without saying a word, That we’re gonna have the night of our lives. And I can tell you right away that I ain’t goin’ home alone! We’re gonna break on through now, Where’s my drink? Next round is on you now, Where’s my drink? Oh, a shot for you, a shot for me! (Oi chuck us one! Yeah make it three!) Bartender? Line ‘em up! Guinness flowin’, dark n’ thick, (Sharing is caring? You stingy prick!) Hey bartender? Fill our cups! Yeah! Hey! Hey! Hey! DRINK! Gonna have a night that we won’t remember at all! We’re gonna break on through now, Where’s my drink? Next round is on you now, Where’s my drink? We’re gonna break on through now, Where’s my drink? Next round is on you now, Where’s my drink?
11.
Never been one to learn my lessons fast, Or learn them well. Feel the noose tighten round my neck, I gotta get me out of this hell. Drag myself to her door again, I need her healin’ hands. ‘Coz no-one else gets it quite like her, When nothing goes to plan. But that’s alright with me ‘Coz I’m falling, and I can’t see the end, But I know it’s gonna hurt when I land. I’ll come crashing down, but I won’t make a sound, Coz I know that she’ll be there when I fall, Down on the floor, At the bottom of my bottle again. She lifts me up, and kicks my ass up and down, And then she clicks her tongue and smiles. She dusts me off, and takes me by both hands, And then she leads me away for a while, oh! And that’s alright with me ‘Coz I’m falling, and I can’t see the end, But I know it’s gonna hurt when I land. I’ll come crashing down, but I won’t make a sound, Coz I know that she’ll be there when I fall, Down on the floor, At the bottom of my bottle again. I’m at rock bottom, tryin’a pull myself out. Now the sky is falling, the walls are crumbling now. I’m in a riptide and it’s pulling me down, ‘Coz I’m up to my neck And you know it’s takin’ it’s toll on me I need you to set me free! She’s got me covered in the eye of the storm, And that’s alright with me, oh! It’s always darkest right before the dawn, And that’s alright, woah! She’s like a Babylon redeemer, She’s tearin’ me down, oh! To set me free! ‘Coz I’m falling, and I can’t see the end, But I know it’s gonna hurt when I land. I’ll come crashing down, but I won’t make a sound, Coz I know that she’ll be there when I fall
12.
Got caught with an ace hidden up his sleeve. Nowhere to run, no way to leave. Fast talkin’, tying his own noose. He flipped the table, and all hell broke loose. And there was, Guns flashin’, glass smashin’ Someone just knocked away my beer, Swingin’ from a chandelier! And there was, Bones breakin’, grown men shakin’, It’s one hell of a mess we’re makin’ It’s like this whole place blew a fuse, oh woah! Bar Fight Blues! Left hook, right hook, barstool smash. He took his chance to make a dash. He jumped the bar and grabbed the chips up off the floor. He just barely made it out the door And there was, Guns flashin’, glass smashin’, Someone just knocked away my beer, Swingin’ from a chandelier! And there was, Bones breakin’, grown men shakin’, It’s one hell of a mess we’re makin’ It’s like this whole place blew a fuse, Bar Fight Blues! (Bar Fight what?) (Bar Fight Blues!) He loves the feeling when he lets go of the reins, His heartbeat thumping in his head. Hooked on adrenaline still coursing through his veins. He only feels alive when he’s close to dead. He threw a match to catch their gaze. They watched their bar go down in flames. And there was, Guns flashin’, glass smashin’, Someone just knocked away my beer, Swingin’ from a chandelier! And there was, Bones breakin’, grown men shakin’, It’s one hell of a mess we’re makin’ It’s like this whole place blew a - whole place blew a fuse! And there was, Guns flashin’, glass smashing’, Someone just knocked away my beer, Swingin’ from a chandelier! And there was, Bones breakin’, grown men shakin’, It’s one hell of a mess we’re makin’ It’s like this whole place blew a God-damn fuse!

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'If the rest of the album sounds like this, Ablaze have really earned themselves their rightful place among Australian rock’s finest.' – Wall of Sound AU

After first single ‘Just A Taste’ grabbed the Australian music scene by the scruff of the neck, and the accompanying tour left little to the imagination about Ablaze’s hard riffs, catchy vocals and explosive live show, IT IS TIME.

It’s been many years, 2 EP’s, a DVD, car breakdowns, laughs, tears, hard work, and more gigs both in VIC and interstate than you can poke a stick at, and it’s all lead up to this. Ablaze’s long-awaited debut album is here!

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released October 8, 2018

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ABLAZE Melbourne, Australia

Like all great things in the world, Ablaze started out as an idea over beers at the local pub, intent on rocking out and partying hard. The hard rock guitar riffs, head banger drum beats and loin-quivering bass grooves will get your fists pumping and your liver begging for mercy. ... more

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