by Ruined

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I wanted to do one more album of me alone in my room with a hand recorder before investing in studio time later this year for a full length. "Familiar" was the outcome of that endeavor. These songs have everything to do with my experiences as a young man and a child. Even the cover is a photo my mother took of a tree with a broken limb at the home I grew up at. It is about recognizing tangible and abstract constructs from our pasts and learning to grow and overcome them to become self actualized individuals. I hope people can relate with this message and of course find catharsis in the sound. Thanks for listening.


released 24 May 2014



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Ruined Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gloomy drum and bass funeral gloom from Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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Track Name: Endling
Track Name: Some Years Don't Matter
See it hold the silent day
There's no way to break the flood
Debris takes me away

Take hold...
There's no one here to play your games
To wait for shame
Too late to be blamed, to be saved

Weigh them down until they drown
No Heaven to lift them from Hell
Stay awake, do not break
Track Name: Michigan Mud
How old you are
The same as me
Fire from afar
No one can leave

Won't hold this form
Patient heart

Don't make me live
As you did
Bruises upon
Our ribs

Won't hold this form
Patient heart
Die before I
Take back my life