The Ridges

by The Ridges

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In the winter of 2010, The Ridges took to the abandoned asylum that bears their same name to record a self-titled "studio" release among the ancient halls, deteriorating wards and eerie operating rooms. Following two informal live EP releases, the 5-track short-play album coping with themes of haunted pasts, death, love and awakenings, and backgrounded by the unique natural acoustics and legends of the building, is the band's first formal presentation of their richly layered sound.

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released 21 May 2011

Victor Rasgaitis (Vocals / Guitar), Talor Smith (Vocals / Cello), Johnny Barton (Vocals / Percussion / Glockenspiel), Shelby Knapke (Vocals), Nathan Zangmeister (Vocals / Bass / Mandolin), Colin Lambert (Cello), Sarah Edgerton (Viola / Violin), Katie McGonagle (Trumpet), Anna Wagner (Accordion), Erin Raby (Vocals), Jocelyn Young (Vocals)

Produced by The Ridges & Matt Vollet
Engineered & Mixed by Matt Vollet
Mastered by Chris Graham
Art by John Burt Sanders
©℗ 2011 The Ridges (ASCAP)

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The Ridges Athens, Ohio

Marrying indie rock grandeur with orchestral-folk sensibility, The Ridges craft rafter-shaking compositions from strictly acoustic instrumentation.

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Track Name: The Insomniac's Song
I can't sleep alone
I stare at the ceiling
I can't sleep alone
I ignore the feeling

I can't sleep alone
You don't know the feeling
You don't sleep alone
Your bed isn't freezing

And I don't sleep at all

I can't sleep alone
Knowing that you're leaving
I can't sleep alone
I can't ignore the feeling

And I don't sleep at all

I can't sleep alone (You don't sleep alone) (You don't sleep alone)
I stare at the ceiling (You don't know the feeling) (You don't know the feeling)
I can't sleep alone (You don't sleep alone) (You don't sleep alone)
I ignore the feeling (Your bed isn't freezing) (Your bed isn't freezing)

I can't sleep alone (You don't sleep alone) (You don't sleep alone)
Knowing that you're leaving (You don't know the feeling) (You don't know the feeling)
I can't sleep alone (You don't sleep alone) (You don't sleep alone)
I can't ignore the feeling (I can't ignore the feeling) (I can't ignore the feeling)

And I don't sleep at all
Track Name: Overboard
I can't take this anymore
I'm tired (Tired)
I am shaken to the core
I'm tired (I'm so tired)

I have fallen overboard (I have fallen overboard)
And I can't swim myself ashore (I can't swim myself ashore)
At this rate I'll be drown before the morning (At this rate before the morning)

Salty water fills my mouth
I'm tired (Tired)
My mind is filled with salty doubt
I'm tired (I'm so tired)

I have fallen overboard (I have fallen overboard)
And I can't swim myself ashore (I can't swim myself ashore)
At this rate I'll be drown before the morning (At this rate before the morning)

Icy water drags me down
I'm tired (Tired)
Gasping now without a sound
I'm tired (I'm so tired)

I have fallen overboard (I have fallen overboard)
And I can't swim myself ashore (I can't swim myself ashore)
At this rate I'll be drown before the morning (At this rate before the morning)

I have fallen overboard (I have fallen overboard)
And I can't swim myself ashore (I can't swim myself ashore)
At this rate I'll be drown before the morning (At this rate before the morning)
Track Name: Not a Ghost
You never existed, so you don't have a soul
You don't have a soul, so you can't be a ghost
You can't be a ghost, so you can't haunt my home
You're just a figment of my imagination

I set fire to all the photographs
Watch it burn, watch it burn, watch it burn
I disposed of all the evidence
Watch it burn, watch it burn, watch it burn

You were never here
As I burn, burn, burned all last year
You disappeared
Into the thinnest air

You never existed, so you don't have a soul
You don't have a soul, so you can't be a ghost
You can't be a ghost, so you can't haunt my home
You're just a figment of my imagination

I do not remember your name
Watch it turn, watch it turn, watch it turn
I do not recognize your face
Watch it turn, watch it turn, watch it turn

You were never here
As I tossed and turned all last year
You disappeared
Into the thinnest air

You never existed, so you don't have a soul
You don't have a soul, so you can't be a ghost
You can't be a ghost, so you can't haunt my home
You're just a figment of my imagination
Track Name: Invented Love
When I invented love
I never meant for anyone to get hurt
It seemed like a good idea
After all it was only a word

But this word is worth a thousand pictures
And a million hearts
One soul for every soul
That seemed like the easy part

I never thought it would come to this
You didn't trust me when I said; "This is love…"
Yeah!

When I invented love
I thought anything could go wrong
Two hearts bound together
Nothing could be so strong

But hearts tend to fall apart
When you start to over-think it
You always play so cautious
And fall into love's one weakness

I never thought it would come to this
You didn't trust me when I said; "This is love…"
Yeah!

Is it love? Is it love? Is it love? Is it love?
Is it love? Is it love? Is it love? Is it love?
Is it love? Is it love? Is it love? Is it love?
Is it love? Is it love? Is it love? Is it love?
When I invented love
I never thought it would come to this
Track Name: War Bonds
I'll fight you until I die
I'll fight you until the day I die
'Cause we'll both be dead in the end
Yeah, we'll all be just like all of my dead friends

I'll fight you until I die
I'll fight you until the day I die
'Cause we'll both be dead in the end
Yeah, we'll all be just like all of my dead friends

I'll love you until I lie
I'll love you (Yeah, I'll love you) until the day I lie
'Cause we'll both be dead in the end
Yeah, we'll all be just like all of my dead friends