My Music Lyrics and Fake Bands

The Age of Chaos


    Ever since high school I've wanted to start a rock band. At first I wanted it to be a metalcore band, than I began to lean more toward melodic death metal. In the end I decided to mix the two. I've come up with dozens of names over the years for possible bands some of the names going with a certain style of music that they might play. Some of the names included:

Ashes of Eden
Internal Uprising
Eternal Upheaval
Obsidian Blade
Platypus Rex

    One night a friend of mine said something in passing that caught my attention. "Hey," I said, "What did you say just now. Repeat that for me... no, the last part... yeah! That's it, we'll call our metal band AGE OF CHAOS" ... The name stuck, it was perfect. It didn't really fit a genre which was good because at the time I was hoping to one day blend all the subgenres of metal into one Uber-Metal band. Age of Chaos could be thrash, power metal, death metal, progressive metal metalcore, deathcore, and grindcore all at the same time.

    Unfortunately I have a total of zero musical talent, I don't play any instruments and I can't sing very well. I'm fairly well versed into how to perform Cookie Monster Vocals or Death Growls as some call them but other than that I had only one skill - lyric writing. I'd been writing poetry since middle school and that poetry had turned into song writing in high school. Although I couldn't actually write the music I wrote the lyrics. From 2004 to present day I have written more than 500 sets of song lyrics. Mostly due to a lack of effort on my part the band has never materialized although at one point we almost had a guitarist and a vocalist in the line up.

    More awesomely though I didn't just do lyrics I began to do logos for the band, album covers so-to-speak. I know that using skulls is absolutely cliche in Metal but I couldn't resist. Eventually I settled into a comfortable formula using photos of hominid skulls edited to look as badass as possible with my limited photo editing skills I created more than a dozen Age of Chaos logos. I plan to post a few of those logos here in this hub but along with that consider this the first of many hubs showcasing my lyrics both for Age of Chaos and my other lyrics, poetry, etc.

    You see while most of my lyrics are written for the Metal genre I've also written quite a few that were intended to be softer stuff, alt rock, alt metal and even a few 80s rock ballad style songs. I've even down sappy romantic stuff both in metal form and in soft rock(ish) form. Recently this has led me to create a second band, well this and a fun little Facebook tag game thing I was tagged to do.

    Basically it goes like this: Go to wikipedia and click for a random article, the random article's subject is the name of your band. Find a random photo on Flickr or some other such website and that is your background. Use the last three or four words of a random quotation from quotationspage.com as the name of your album. This is what I came up with:

Rushworth - My Second Fake Band

At first I thought I would create this image and that would be it but, this may come as a surprise, I was pretty bored writing pure Metal lyrics all the time. Sure I love Metal but I've written 500 songs now, things are getting kinda repetitive as far as subject matter and structure. I decided it would be fun to use Rushworth as a second band, a side-project to experiment with.

Rushworth, unlike Age of Chaos, is not really a metal band. Rushworth, I decided, is more of a southern-rock post-grunge heavy metal group. I imagine them as a sort of Three Doors Down meets Black Stone Cherry meets Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. There is definitely metal blended in buts its there in balance forming a unique blend of the soulful sort of southern rock ballad singing of a band like Black Stone Cherry and the death growls of something like As I Lay Dying or Maylene and the Son's of Disaster's Dallas Taylor.

So far there are six songs written for Rushworth. I'll post one here, the album title track essentially. All Caps denotes Death Growl vocals:

Past Finding Out

I find this time you crossed the line
Once more you've betrayed my trust
But unlike before you tried to hide
The truth that is now before my eyes

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

How could you lie and break this bond
We built this world with our own love
My passion used to be burn so bright
When I was lost inside your eyes

But now I find myself very afraid
My heart is shattered, hands that shake
What will I do with all this rage?
Now that it's too late to fix this thing.

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

THE LIES BECOMING CLEARER!
LOOK INTO THE BROKEN MIRROR!
SEE THE FRACTURED WORLDS OF DECEPTION!
AS YOU SINK INTO A DARKENED REFLECTION!

(awesome music interlude)

I find this time you crossed the line
Once more you've betrayed my trust
But unlike before you tried to hide
The truth that is now before my eyes

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

THERE'S NO WAY TO APOLOGIZE!
We're way past finding out!
THERE'S NO WAY TO HIDE YOUR SECRET LIFE!
I can see through the veil now!

THE LINES BECOMING CLEARER!
LEAVE ME HERE TO MY BROKEN HEART!
SEE THE RUINS YOU LEFT BEHIND YOU!
AS YOU WALK INTO THE DARK!

(fade out with awesome music)

I know that most of my hubs have dealt with religion and atheism but I plan on posting some of my lyrics for both bands here for your enjoyment, critique, etc. It should go without saying but the preceding content (with the exception of that weird picture I randomly used for Rushworth's album cover) is my intellectual property. So there you have it, a summary introduction to my two fake bands. Rock on \m/


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Be sure to post a copywrite notice! Someone will surely steal these excellent ideas.

Do you do graphics and lyrics professionally? Perhaps you should.

I would like to see "Ashes of Anarchy" and perhaps tie it to my hub about the Sons of Anarchy show which I love.


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Titen-Sxull 5 years ago from back in the lab again Author

I wish I did this professionally but as of right now its just a hobby. I'd love to be a ghost writer of lyrics for the music industry but I haven't a clue how I'd go about getting into that sort of thing.

As for the graphics I made them using Photobuckets free editing and random photos of hominid fossil skulls. So definitely not professional :D


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Art is whatever you want it to be. Professionals just get paid for it.

I think there may be a list of who buys song lyrics. You may get a ton of rejections if you go this route, but then again, you may hit the jackpot. After you have sold one song lyric, you can get an agent to go out and sell other lyrics you've written.

There is a list called "The Writer's Market" and if I'm not mistaken it lists markets for song writers too. I'm sure there are some online guides for songwriting and submission.


Ibrahim 22 months ago

People noarlmly pay me for this and you are giving it away!

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    List of All My Songs

    The following is a list I've compiled of all the songs I've ever written. I wish I had the musical talent required to make more than the lyrics. If any title leaps out and you would like to read the whole song let me know in the comments.


    2004-2006:

    1. Nothing but a Slave
    2. Shadow
    3. Frail
    4. Queen
    5. Welcome Back (a history lesson)    
     6. If I was someone else
    7. Resting in Pieces (It‘s been so long)
    8. PLAYING MY SPINE
    9. FIGHTING EVIL (Collateral)
    10. Hazel Eyes
    11. You Will Burn
    12. EMPTY EYES
    13. Event Horizon
    14. EVERYTHING IS FINE
    15. Every Action a Consequence
    16. Don’t Let Me Fall
    17. Arrival
    18. ENCLOSURE
    19. Life’s Blood
    20. When Your Fears Come Alive
    21. THESE EYES
    22. FAILED DIPLOMACY
    23. FROZEN TO THE QUIET
    24. Drowned Out
    25. DIM DUSK
    26. Enough
    27. BLUDGEON THE DARK
    28. MORE THAN A PIECE OF ME
    29. TOXIC TONGUE
    30. GET DIGGING
    31. ALL FALL DOWN
    32. ONE LAST EMBRACE
    33. So Much as a Glimpse
    34. There’s Nothing Left
    35. Primeval
    36. Downplayed
    37. Quietly Away
    38. All Because
    39. This Drum
    40. Failure to Thrive
    41. Running Blind
    42. Unlocking Love
    43. I Don’t Have the Strength
    44. Hidden Tragedy
    45. Malicious Intent
    46. Footfall
    47. City Called Abandoned
    48. ORPHAN
    49. Megaton     
    50. Ignition
    51. Gone Missing
    52. World of Wax
    53. Scapegoat
    54. El Dorado Lost
    55. Release From Twilight
    56. Stolen Cuts
    57. Exiting My Skin
    58. Enticing Apathy
    59. One Tear
    60. PARASITE
    61. The Infirmed
    62. CELESTIAL
    63. Symphony of Lies
    64. MALADY
    65. Embers of the Fall (Ashes of Eden)
    66. Hidden Wounds
    67. Minus Remorse
    68. SONS OF THE TWILIGHT MOON
    69. Feeding the Wound, Reloading the Gun
    70. Might as Well Bleed
    71. The Sun Still Shines
    72. Silent Words
    73. One Grain of Truth has yet to Fall
    74. IGNEOUS
    75. Wasting Away in my Youth
    76. I Am Poisoned
    77. Empty and Malleable
    78. PROLETARIAT
    79. Shrine to the Hollow
    80. Escape Velocity
    81. PROTECT THE ARCHETYPE
    82. Empire of Lies
    83. Leviathan Rising
    84. The State Is Not God
    85. Saving All the Stardust
    86. The Miniscule Conflagration
    87. ONCE AGAIN
    88. I Want a Girl with Character
    89. Revenge Belongs To You
    90. Majority Rules
    91. Bleedingly Old Disease
    92. A Whisper in a Dreamscape
    93. Permanent Silence’s Certainty
    94. Redemption’s Deadline
    95. What’s Left?
    96. Luminosity
    97. Did I Fabricate This Electricity? (An 80s Rock Love Ballad)
    98. Too Much of A Good Thing
    99. Through Eclipse
    100. Watch Out For Shrapnel
    101. Invertebrate
    102. Cabin Fever
    103. The Crimson Hour
    104. Universal Pictures
    105. Me, & What I’ve Left of You


    FROM 2007-2009:

    106. The Ultimate Fence Sitter
    107. Nothing To See
    108. The End of Politics
    109. Fake the Famous Words
    110. SPIRIT MOUTH: Blind
    111. Nothing But Reflections
    112. To Cut the Strings that Bind, and Bleed as You Bleed Dry
    113. Burial of the Soul
    114. Congestion
    115. Cupid’s Betrayal
    116. The Wounds Are Too Deep
    117. The Tide
    118. IDEALS OVER APATHY
    119. Beneath the Crimson Moon
    120. The Perfect Shattering Dream
    121. While I Was Asleep
    122. Somnolent Suffocation
    123. Let Me Love Again
    124. Barren
    125. Things Just Got Away
    126. Drown, Frozen, Suffocated
    127. Forgotten Hearts
    128. At the Mercy of the Girl
    129. Now and Later
    130. Never Mind (The Tempest)
    131. Invisible Cell
    132. Folly of Fools
    133. I Have Gone Blind
    134. Hollow Veins
    135. The Fallen Ones
    136. Day of Revolt
    137. What was Once a Burning Flame
    138. Echoes of My Past
    139. Something I've Come Down With
    140. Fists of Resistance
    141. She's Like
    142. The Moon is Red
    143. Unravel
    144. Resonate
    145. Get Ready
    146. Illumination
    147. Wake Up
    148. Megiddo
    149. One Final Song
    150. Shards of Darkness
    151. Then Came the Reaper
    152. Under the Blood Red Sea
    153. The Things I Said To You
    154. Under the Weight of Her Spell
    155. I Can’t Wait
    156. My Faded Heart
    157. ALIEN
    158. Barely Breathing In
    159. System of Darkness
    160. Empty, but Alive
    161. Bring our Brothers Home! (Anti-War Song)
    162. Both Eyes Shut
    163. Haunting Visions
    164. STAND AGAINST
    165. Stand Up, Wake Up
    166. Darkness Beyond
    167. Another Hollow Night
    168. Truth is so Futile
    169. The Time Has Come
    170. Foolin’ Around (Shreds and Pieces)
    171. Quiet Killers
    172. Breathing Shallow
    173. So Cold Beneath My Skin
    174. The Way That She Breathes
    175. A Thousand Souls
    176. THE DEAD PLANET
    177. The Strangle Box
    178. Bleeding Underneath
    179. The Road Before Me
    180. Here in Oblivion
    181. Sparks of My Shattering Heart
    182. Boomerang Blade
    183. Stain-Glass Deception
    184. I Know I’m Free
    185. Only Reflections
    186. The Cell
    187. Precipice of Destruction
    188. For the Lost Cause
    189. Fallen Angel of Old
    190. The Bible Song (Satire)
    191. And I Will Return
    192. Toward the Exit
    193. LET IT NOT BE SAID (War Protest Song)
    194. Automatons of Wickedness
    195. Beyond it All
    196. Shards Beneath the Skin
    197. Break Me
    198. HAUNTED SHORE
    199. Hook, Line, and Sinker
    200. Frozen in the Mist
    201. With Idle Hands
    202. Forsaken World
    203. The Great Equalizer
    204. Running On Empty
    205. Lady Death
    206. Only One Thing (80s Rock Ballad)
    207. But It’s Just Fine
    208. Torrential Flames
    209. Lead me Down
    210. Consuming Me
    211. THAT NIGHT, AGAIN
    212. The King of Fools
    213. Razor Eyes
    214. IN THE NIGHT
    215. In This Place
    216. RIDE OUT THE STORM
    217. No Purchase Necessary
    218. Mist and the Midnight Sky
    219. From Hags to Bitches
    220. Epicenter of Epiphany
    221. Voices of the Damned
    222. Here in the End
    223. I’m Ready To Know
    224. Dear Mister Nihilist
    225. Inevitable Entropy
    226. Not a Scratch
    227. Shards of the Past
    228. IGNITE
    229. Angels Seldom Sleep
    230. Devoured By the Falling Night
    231. Instinct Pulse
    232. One Man is An Island
    233. Revenge is a Beast
    234. OUTLAST
    235. Deeper Into the Dark
    236. The Internet Debate Song
    237. Lulled to Sleep by Deceit
    238. Let that Fire Burn
    239. Labyrinth
    240. The Wind to Wipe Away Your Tears
    241. Let’s Bury You and the Hatchet Too
    242. That’s When You Came Along
    243. Defy the Gods Against the Odds
    244. So Twisted in Your Head
    245. Baptized in Metal
    246. Not One Tear
    247. The New Beginning
    248. On Serpents and the Shedding of Skin
    249. Loss of Patience
    250. Secret Fire from Beyond
    251. A Sleeping World
    252. The Walls Under Your Skin
    253. As the Sun Fades
    254. UNTIL ASH IS ALL THAT’S LEFT
    255. Keep them Asleep
    256. This is the Age of Chaos
    257. INSOMNIA
    258. None Shall Bow
    259. Between Here and Hell
    260. SLAUGHTER TOMORROW
    261. With Heart Frozen
    262. Imperial Fangs
    263. The Undead Horde
    264. Just a Little Longer
    265. Unchanging Humanity
    266. Fists of Resistance (re-written)
    267. Perilous Underworld
    268. UNFORGIVING DAMNATION
    269. The Truth
    270. The Void Within
    271. As The Pendulum Swings
    272. Retaliatory Measures
    273. Abyss of Chaos
    274. Forsaken Faces
    275. I Decide
    276. Subhuman Transhumanists
    277. OBLIVIOUS
    278. Rising Tide
    279. WE BETRAY
    280. Ready to Go
    281. When the Nerves Finally Snap
    282. THE ONE WITHIN
    283. Devoured in the Flame
    284. Icy Love
    285. The Soul of the World
    286. The Affliction Lives
    287. Where Angels Fall
    288. Entombed in Living Death
    289. Decimating Apathy
    290. The Day of Disconnect
    291. FALSE DUALITY
    292. WANDERER
    293. The Machine Stops
    294. You Will Find
    295. Vengeance of the Dying Earth
    296. The Secrets Of
    297. Devastating Spell
    298. ERA OF LIES
    299. Where my Brothers Fell
    300. MORE THAN MORTAL
    301. We Are the Parasites
    302. SOMNAMBULENT SHEEP
    303. ALL THESE DAYS
    304. It Breathes Beneath
    305. Last Organic
    306. Devour the Darkness.
    307. One Hundred and Eight
    308. Impulse and Apathy
    309. Shattering Illusions
    310. Erosion of the Sovereign Self
    311. And Slowly We Die
    312. Silence is Golden
    313. On the Manufacture, Marketing and Sale of Slavery
    314. Sign of the Dotted Line
    315. The Constant Chrysalis
    316. Spiritual Insomnia
    317. Pitch-Fork Plague
    318. The Phantom
    319. Primal Plague
    320. All the Blood Like Ash Within My Veins
    321. Terrorists Live in White Houses
    322. Left in the Dark
    323. Malignant
    324. Flock of Followers
    325. Technological Zombification
    326. Venture Beyond Infinity
    327. Decimated by the Desolate One
    328. We Sleep
    329. Pacific Dark
    330. ALIVE
    331. Ignition of the Indomitable
    332. Absolute Zero
    333. Don’t Shed a Tear for this World
    334. Painfully Obvious

    2010:

    335. Back to Life
    336. The Punishment Awaiting Me
    337. Cosmos
    338. Return to Nothingness
    339. Nothing Remains
    340. Carriers
    341. Bleeding Tension
    342. Paradise Burns
    343. Too Far From Heaven
    344. Ashes of Anarchy
    345. Tool of Deception
    346. Final Leap
    347. Brand New Monster
    348. Torch of Truth
    349. The Thin Line
    350. White Wash
    351. Thus Rises the Beast
    352. This Monster I am
    353. Another Day
    354. Fruitful Multiplication
    355. Man Down
    356. Your Voice Echoes On
    357. Symphony of Stars
    358. Depraved
    359. Drawing Lines
    360. One Toxic Kiss
    361. The Air Tonight
    362. Fallen Heroes
    363. Intravenous
    364. Slumbering
    365. Eon of Darkness
    366. Of Eras Past
    367. New Renaissance
    368. Fatal Temptation
    369. Geyser of Gore
    370. Born of Annihilation
    371. Escaping Sleep
    372. Before the Storm
    373. Let’s Make a Deal
    374. Magnificent Desolation
    375. Decapitate the Cult
    376. I Begin to Know
    378. Reborn in the Storm
    379. Thoughts of Eternity
    380. Darkness Motivates Us
    381. Aura of Weakness
    382. The Point of No Return
    383. Ghost of What Offends
    384. DEVOUR
    385. Ignorance Denied
    386. Persephone
    387. Only in the Dark
    388. Less than Alive
    389. Beauty in Entropy
    390. Crank it Up
    391. Serpentina
    392. Away with Words
    393. Through Dwindling Days
    394. Darkness and Redemption
    395. Darkness is Bliss
    396. Disaster Inevitable
    397. Splitting Skies
    398. Pure Intentions
    399. Missing Deeds
    400. The Wraith Lives
    401. Above Destruction
    402. The Final Moment
    403. The Doomsayer Song
    404. The Machine is Not the Enemy
    405. Within the Cave
    406. The City of Lights
    407. Revenge for the Innocent
    408. Minds Greater
    409. Shadows of What Was
    410. Silent Fire
    411. Flesh Machine
    412. The Only Thing I Know
    413. Dead End Dreamer
    414. Done Walking the Line
    415. NEVERFREE
    416. Who’s Running America?
    417. Bad Blood
    418. Tin Man
    419. Atlas Shrugged
    420. Inside the Emptiness
    421. With Feeling
    422. Shades of Gray
    423. Join the Dead
    424. Radiance
    425. Beyond the Grave
    426. Entombed Cocoon
    427. Feed her to the Beast
    428. Existential Dread
    429. It Begins with Broken Forms
    430. Mirror Image
    431. Transform the Destination
    432. Self Sabotage
    433. This Loveless Void
    434. AWAKEN
    435. C-Harlot
    436. I Awake Alone
    437. Beneath the Storm
    438. This Dark Age
    439. LEGION
    440. Voice of Deception
    441. Days of the Damned
    442. The Ancients
    443. Throwing up Worms
    444. City Gates
    445. Midnight Tonight
    446. The Final Plague
    447. Baseless Belief
    448. Powerless Surrender
    449. Thirst for Doom
    450. Serpent Serenade
    451. Discordant Harmony
    452. Predator and Prey
    453. Stars Above, Battle Below
    454. I Am Eternity
    455. This is the End
    456. A Little Taste
    457. The Hunt
    458. Submit to the Need
    459. The Cage I'm In
    460. Vivid
    461. Those Who Survived
    462. Elegant Desolation
    463. Hellfighter
    464. Broken Armageddon
    465. Taste of Deception
    466. The Choice is Mine
    467. Shadow Key
    468. Dead End Closing In
    469. Back in Line
    470. Blood of the Horde
    471. Rest for the Reaper
    472. Feast of Hell
    473. Shores of Life
    474. Before the Sunrise
    475. Feed the Impulse
    476. Cry of the Damned
    477. Dragon's Treasure
    478. In the Hands of the Forgotten
    479. The Only Sin
    480. Indwelling Absent Minds
    481. Caught up in Reality
    482. Lean on Me
    483. Trying to Help
    484. Isle of the Cyclops
    485. Knee Deep in the Dead
    486. The Truth is Six Feet
    487. Dead to Deeds
    488. The End of Twilight
    489. Black Night - Red Dawn
    490. WORTHLESS
    491. Eden Falls By Dawn
    492. Birth of the Wraith
    493. Fountain of Youth
    494. Ideas Are Immortal
    495. Empty Endeavors
    496. Any Last Words
    497. Before I End the World
    498. Here Beneath the Moon
    499. Empty Delusions
    500. Against Erosion
    501. Less Than Yourself
    502. Seventh Song
    503. No Rest for the Lonely
    504. I Have Always Been Alone
    506. The Truth Would Do Us In
    507. Flash and Burn

    2011-

    508. All Her Aspirations
    509. The Tenacity of Ideas
    510. Beyond the Shadows
    511. The True Serpents
    512. The Burial
    513. REACH
    514. Pariah Prime
    515. Closer to Utopia
    516. Bones and All
    517. Stellar Fragments
    518. The Silence Dissipates
    519. Manufactory of Echoes
    520. Abyssal Descent
    521. Solar Discipline
    522. Setting Sands
    523. Process of Elimination
    524. Asphyxiation of Soul
    525. Don't Deny the Fire
    526. Museum of What I Once Was
    527. Self Immolating
    528. Arrogance Becomes Us
    529. Rushworth
    530. Star Gone Wrong (Rushworth)
    531. Abyssal Beloved (Rushworth)
    532. Past Finding Out (Rushworth)
    533. Monuments to this Paradox (Rushworth)
    534. Kindred Destruction (Rushworth)


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