Sharpened Tongues

by The Black Dove Social Club

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The debut EP completely written by Justin McGovern after years of performing and recording as just the vocalist of several other bands from Providence, RI.


released June 25, 2012

Vocals/Guitar/Samples- Justin McGovern
Lead Guitar- Matt Longo
Bass/Vocals- Rob Courtemanche
Drums- Ethan Hebert
Guest Vocals on "Dear Dorothy"- Dan Schmiedel
Recorded/Produced by Chris Piquette at No Boundaries Studios in Providence, RI



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The Black Dove Social Club Providence, Rhode Island

Original songs by Justin McGovern, a veteran of the Providence, RI music scene.

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Track Name: Dear Dorothy
Dear Dorothy, I fear you may have lost your way along the path
with your veins on fire, nothing that you held could ever last
and I've got one hand on your hip
and you've got one foot in the grave

take your innocence away
drag you from the city
where to we'll never say
and when the fall leaves tumble from the sky
they'll hide the marker that showed us where you lie. where you died.

Dear Dorothy, I fear my hands are tied on this one here tonight
what you saw was never meant for innocence or prying eyes

we find ourselves stuck in between a nightmare and a murder scene
Track Name: Sharpened Tongues
Drink it down. Can you drink it down?
Another line pouring out my mouth
Hear me now. Does it make a sound
as it trickles in your ears
and i cant help underestimate these things that you are saying
you've been touched by the razor edge of my own sharpened tongue

Hear me now. Do you fear me now?
The devil's got a voice he's getting loud
If you fight you will surely drown
from these thoughts swimming in your head
he's got some bad ideas to make
and i like them
he's got some bad ideas i think
and i like them all

we're gonna burn like a martyr tonight
set me on fire show me the light
because the sins you learned have served us well
and we've got miles to go til we reach hell

we're gonna burn like a martyr tonight
swallowed completely by the rite
because the sins you learned have served us well
and we've got miles to go til we reach hell my love.

reaching down. can you reach me now?
i need someone to lift me from the crowd.
the ground is burnt and my airs run out
i can feel you slip away.
we've done some very bad things
and i like them all.

hear me now can you hear me now?
fear me now do you fear me now?
we've got decisions to make
Track Name: The Nightmare & The Machine
Gotta go get running
its dangerous here for someone like you
and i know you're trying
to help me out but its not fair

do you remember those nightmares that you had when you were young?
because i remember those nightmares.
im living them right now.

i lost control of everything i had
im staring down the barrel of a gun
my life's been turned completely upside down
im living in the shadow of myself

theres a fire its burning up everything thats meant a damn to me
and a gear is turning to activate my death machine

i am not afraid to be waiting to be saved.
Track Name: Open Graves
Saturday night I thought i saw you
standing outside of the club where we first met
but i might be chasing ghosts
and i could see moonlight in your hair
several shades of auburn that silhouette your face
and i can recall some things at times
the smell of dirt, your family and your twisted little frame

its been a long time since ive been home
but im here right now
and its been a long time since i chased ghosts

ill be standing on the rooftops waiting
for a sigh that my words have reached you
ill be standing this whole time waiting
ill be searching in open graves
looking for the one that i let go
ill be searching this whole time baby

and i can hear insects sing tonight
they call out to refute my secret alibi
and i heard your foot steps in the dark
avowed strides that carried your twisted little frame

we breathe tonight
we felt alive
be still tonight
we'll burn tonight
Track Name: "Farewell" With A View
A city breathes deep beneath our feet
we've got the world ablaze before us
and one answer to reveal
would you die with me tonight
i wanna pull the pin and hold you close
but i cant so i let go

and if i explode and im cast into the wind
could you put me back again
and if i explode and the darkness closes in
would you know where to begin

im missing the void
like summer and pain
the pace of your breath
which we cant sustain
and the tick of the clock is nothing but poison
im burning this town
to cinder and bones
and wearing the crown
as i stand alone
and watching the world as it crumbles like paper

desperate we hang onto our dreams in vain
in life one truth remains
we live when we feel pain.