On My Side

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Creating their own sound while keeping one foot in the door of roots-inspired indie rock, Damned Rivers is set to release their self-titled debut EP August 11th as a free download. The first single is called "On My Side," and is a glimpse at the Nashville band's high energy approach. The song introduces the singer, crooning solo before the rest of the band comes racing in. The guitar riff quickly takes over, as the lively bass line provides a stark contrast to the darker lyrics. The upbeat swing of the drums drive the song into the refrain and the listener is left wondering, "Are you On My Side?"

lyrics

you sped on through
when laying in the mud was a danger sign
I'm stone cold and laced with agony yet all you see are vines
I'm petrified

it was face down
still you should have seen it
the person that you want, I should have been it
but now I just don't know and you don't see the conflict

it's so hard to tell if you're on my side
or are you just along for the ride

your love's a fountain
I was standing in it
trying to figure out how to get dry when my skin
it could use the moisture

oh I'm a fool
nobody really cares
I drove away all those who did now no ones there
and I'm scared. so I run my tremblin' fingers through my sweaty hair

it's so hard to tell if you're on my side
or are you just along for the ride

I will starve my heart
of your affections
'til I realize it's what I need
cause if love is not
the greatest addiction
tell me what is so I never plant that seed

credits

from Damned Rivers EP, track released July 21, 2015
Ian Mauldin - Vocals/Guitars/Bass
Mark Summarell - Guitars/Harmonies
Kyle Hassenfratz - Drums

Justin Maurer - Keys
Grace McCaw - Violin/Harmonies

Rob Shollenberger - Engineered/Mixed/Mastered
Brianna Isbell - Album Art
Adam Dalton - Graphic Design

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Damned Rivers Nashville, Tennessee

Damned Rivers is a young band out of Nashville TN who create their own blend of folk and rock, with heartfelt lyrics that tell a powerful story. Ian Mauldin, Kyle Hassenfratz, and Mark Summarell started making music together in 2014, taking songs Ian had written and bringing them alive with strong dynamics, and earthy tones. Now they are set to release their debut EP. ... more

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