Music Monday: Taking Dawn – Time To Burn

This is a weekly meme I’ve picked up from Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. It’s very simple, you pick a song on a Monday and share it! Never one to turn away from the chance to share my exquisite taste in music I’m loving taking part in this every week, so thanks, Drew!

I decided to share another of my ‘When I wrote for music mags’ stories. Taking Dawn isn’t a band many of you will have heard of, they only released one album, and only did one international tour. But…they were by far my favourite interview out of all of the interviews I did.

They toured the UK and I think Europe supporting Airbourne, I had reviewed their album so while someone else got the Airbourne interview I got Taking Dawn. I was pretty annoyed at the time, having wanted to interview Airbourne but I walked out afterwards over the moon. I had a standard 15min slot with the founder and lead singer Chris, and that is where things got interesting. I knew their publicist pretty well by this point we’d met several times and always got on really well. I always stuck to my scheduled times and got in and out. Except for this time, Chris and I clicked, and after I had finished with my prepared questions we just kept talking until she had to come in and kick me out, we had been talking for 90mins. Chris asked for me to come back after their set so we could finish our conversation, I did and we talked for another hour. We had so much in common from our musical backgrounds to favourite comic books. We stayed in touch for a while after but as things do we eventually lost touch. I very randomly listened to the album recently and wondered what had happened to Chris so sent him a message and reconnected, to find out the band is back up and running and hopefully coming to the UK later this year.

No I don’t know what to say, I just bleed it on the page
And let you motherfuckers scream it like I schemed it anyway
Straight from the heart I seethe like I’m a part
Of every breath you ever breathe as I weave this wicked art

Homicidal, kill your idols
Your heroes are whores and your only god is you
Fuck the title, it’s a brand new bible
A hymn for the condemned
Let me hear you burn

This is the time, this is the word
Let me hear you sing halle-fuckin’-lujah
Now is the time, time to burn
Let me hear you sing it

Don’t believe the print, every word you read is shit
Yeah I’ve seen the second coming and it ain’t these pricks
Don’t get suckered in, yeah they’d sell their fucking skins
The lamb is the hand you hold and holds you down

Homicidal, kill your idols
Your heroes are whores and your only god is you
Fuck the title, it’s a brand new bible
A hymn for the condemned
Let me hear you burn

Taking Dawn - Time To Burn

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