As Cities Burn
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As Cities Burn was a pop punk (earlier material), post-hardcore (midway) and progressive rock (later) band from Mandeville, LA that formed in 2002.Read More...
As an unsigned act, the group accomplished impressive success touring and selling thousands of copies of their two EPs. Their success drew the attention of Solid State Records, who signed them in 2004.
ACB released its first full length album, Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, on June 21 of 2005, and was featured in Solid State's Young Bloods Tour with The Chariot, Showbread, and He Is Legend.
Earlier in the year, the band released a statement saying that vocalist TJ was getting married and leaving the band, so they decided to call it quits. However, partially through their 'farewell tour', they decided to stay together, but eventually T.J. decided to depart from the band and go his own way.
The band's second album, titled "Come Now Sleep" was released August 14, 2007, on Tooth and Nail Records. Different from their previous recordings, however, the genre featured on Come Now Sleep has been classified by the band themselves as Rock / Indie / Progressive.
As Cities Burn's third studio album was released on April 21, 2009, with the title "Hell or High Water". The band's music evolved even more with their final album, venturing into indie rock territory but while still maintaining their unique post-hardcore sound.
On the bands myspace on July 17, 2009, the band announced that they had broken up and were going to pursue other interests.
As of 2012 they have re-united for a reunion tour with the original line-up from their first full length album SILYAYD. including TJ on Vocals
2013 - they are Currently supporting Underoath on their farewell tour. They have stated that they are only playing song off of Son, I loved you at your darkest.
T.J Bonnette-lead vocals
Cody Bonnette-vocals, guitar
Colin Kimble-Bass guitar/guitar/backup vocals
Chris Lott- Guitar
Bryan Dixon- Drums
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- LyricsDead man were you ever alive or was I just a seed
Buried deep inside some woman you wed?
Right before you crawled out of her bed
And crept down the hall
Did you think of me?
- LyricsWell, I've got a will but I want yours
I've got a growing heap
Of crosses and burdens
I've simply lost heart to shoulder
Simply no strength to lift
- LyricsAnd I was a middle son
Between two wayward ones
I was more deserving of my parent's love
I had an angel's smile
Hiding a vultures bite
- LyricsThis is me at my darkest
Looking down from my tower to heaven
My reputation is what I am on the scale
In the eyes of mankind
The more I get beneath me
- LyricsUnless you can part my ribs like the sea
And make stone beat, then there's no hope for me
Unless the east never meets the west
Unless you set my sin between your shoulder blades
And forget part my ribs like the sea and change me
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