Cold World Calling

by IRON RAGE

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    (spaning from 1979-1989)
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1.
Living For Today And we're coming closer Closer but not really Mind is in the right place Feets not on the ground Come on everybody Help us make it through We can make it together Let us play for you Living in a dream Lost in secret fantasy I'm fighting for my yesterday Living just for today Nobody gives you nothing No-one will lend a hand Worked all night and day To make it in a rock and roll band Living in a dream Lost in secret fantasy I'm fighting for my yesterday Living just for today
2.
Stab In The Dark Somewhere near the end of the world Darkness hunts for your life You know it's only in your mind All you feel is all alone Living in a gamble You take chances Living like a shark You see through eyes Light as black as night Cry for help Stab in the dark Now it starts to take control Of not your body but your soul Don't need no-one ‘Til you come down You just fly higher and higher Living in a gamble You take chances Living like a shark You see through eyes Light as black as night Cry for help Stab in the dark All these things I'll never understand them Time to learn how to fly away Time to learn how to dream Somewhere in the darkness You see a man And yes, he's been told of you He says it's time to go Living in a gamble you take chances Living like a shark You see through eyes Light as black as night Cry for help, stab in the dark All these things I'll never understand them Time to learn how to fly away Time to learn how to dream Steel To Survive
3.
Steel To Survive All your social lives You just look to the skies Eat up the riches And you tell me your lies I will not fight you Give you the room You stick thorns in my sides Tell me of truth And you fail to disguise I will not fight you I got no more patience I'm talking to you I’ve been around for a long, long time I can see you These visions and memories are from days gone past Singing I'm just a dancer A king of the sky You're the king of men We're steel to survive Singing I'm just a dancer A king of the sky You're the king of men We're steel to survive Singing I'm just a dancer A king of the sky You're the king of men We're steel to survive Singing I'm just a dancer A king of the sky You're the king of men We're steel to survive
4.
5.
Bad Reputation You're saying all these things about me And I don't really care Trustworthy people are talkin’ I say you can't trust no-one Old and wise is falsified Many grow old but few get too wise They're tryin’ to change me For things that they can't have They try to ruin me But I'm not playin’ the fool I got a bad reputation And I'm not playin’ the fool again I got a bad reputation For things that they can't have Bad reputation And I'm not playin’ the fool, again I can't help the way I won't change So why do you do these things Old and wise is falsified Many grow old but few get too wise They're tryin’ to change me For things that they can't have They try to ruin me But I'm not playin’ the fool I got a bad reputation And I'm not playin’ the fool again I got a bad reputation For things that they can't have Bad reputation And I'm not playin’ the fool, again
6.
Night Stalker You dress yourself up pretty So good for all your friends Now get yourself ready For the night that never ends Living on the edge But this is not pretend You can scream and cry But this will never end I'm coming after you My claws are stretched out wide You can try to run And you can try to hide Coming up behind you now I'm breathing down your neck I could be your life Or I could be your death Night Stalker I'm coming after you Night Stalker I'll take you down one day Night Stalker And when I'm through with you Night Stalker I'll find another prey, yeah Now I've got you pinned down Pinned down by my jaws Should be clear to you that there are no laws You can scream and cry Scream for your life It don't count no more ‘Cause you ain't got no rights Now it has been done I've taken all I can So it would appear That victory's at hand So I'll walk away The grin on my face Leave you in the dust Night Stalker I'm coming after you Night Stalker I'll take you down one day Night Stalker And when I'm through with you Night Stalker I'll find another prey (Repeat Chorus)
7.
Free Man 03:23
Free Man God save the people Before the dark forces of evil Take what they want And destroy all the rest For me and you To hold in our hands Corrupting young minds Before they had a chance. Taking off I'm taking off To places unknown Just like the wind I'm a free man Free man Well if you're looking for the answers Don't ask me I can't even see what's in store for me I try not to worry I just want to be free Oh , can't you see I just want to be free Taking off I'm taking off To places unknown Just like the wind I'm a free man Free man
8.
The Battle 02:21
The Battle Well the soldiers on their shoulders Carry the burden of it all And no man can be considered too weak But I won't heed the battle call And so the battle rages on And the strewn bodies of the children Lie dead upon the ground And so the generals order their men forward They kill and mame just upon one order The pencil pushers push Just to make their quota Does it seem right that they should kill And so the battle rages on And the strewn bodies of the children Lie dead upon the ground So the battle rages on And the strewn bodies of the children Lie dead upon the ground
9.
Broken Promise Why do you always try to change me You defeat your own purpose And you ruin me Telling these lies and you slide on by It's a disease that you can't cure It's a disease that you can't cure And I don't want to hear another Broken Promise, broken promise I'm left out in the cold again Broken Promise, broken promise Oh how you twist and you break Over and over I'll say it again It's a disease that you can't cure So don't you even ever try ‘Cause I like it hear Where I won't have to hear no more Where I won't have to hear another Broken Promise, broken promise I'm left out in the cold again Broken Promise, broken promise Oh how you twist and you break Where I won't have to hear no more Where I won't have to hear another Broken Promise, broken promise I'm left out in the cold again Broken Promise, broken promise Oh how you twist and you break
10.
Tearin’ Me Apart I know it only hurts when you cry But these tears are running from my eyes All you lies are tearing me Tearing me apart All you lies are tearing me Tearing me apart How can I tell you Just what you mean I want to fly away But you blind my mind And I keep on telling you You cannot keep me from flying

about

The year was 1978 when two high school misfits who stood in the periphery of juvenile social norms would be brought together by their shared adversity towards the status quo and their love of hard rock. Outcasts amongst their peers, guitarist John Williams and bassist Joe Scurti would start the fire to smelter a pure metallic hard rock band. The pair would recruit drummer Dennis Cadorette to hold the backbeat. This line-up would last for about a year until Cadorette would be replaced by Tommi Gallo who was another student at Plymouth High School at the time. It is still debated which drummer was actually first to join the band, Williams doesn’t positively recall, and well that's just how it goes when you are kids in a band.
In 1979 the line-up of Williams, Scurti and Gallo would go into a small 8-track studio to record the band’s first demo. The demo would include the 5-songs “Livin’ For Today”, “Stab In The Dark”, “Steel To Survive”, “I Don't Need No”, “Bad Reputation”. Once the recording was complete IRON RAGE would immediately begin playing the Boston club scene. This was no easy task at that time due to not only the age of the members but also the fact that the New England music scene was primarily dominated by the J. Geils Band, The Cars and new wave wannabes with skinny ties hanging around their necks. There were not many openings for a hard rock verging on heavy metal band onto the club circuit but IRON RAGE was persistent and managed to land several gigs at popular clubs all over Boston. It would not take long for The City to embrace IRON RAGE as they made their rounds playing repeat shows at Paradise, Channel, Buratti’s, and Celebrations, among others.
The band would head back into the studio in 1983 to record a second demo but not before replacing Scurti with John's brother Steve. Only three tracks were recorded for this demo, “Night Stalker”, “Free Man”, “The Battle”. John's other brother James sang and wrote the lyrics to "Night Stalker" and " The Battle". Iron Rage received their first airplay from Mike Jones’s WERS radio show Nasty Habits, and received regular airplay for "Free Man" and "Night Stalker" and other local radio shows.
Around 1985 the band would part ways with Gallo who would go on to join Boston local band Bang and later Spread Eagle. He would be replaced by drummer Tim McGrath. The band would then once again hit the studio and record and release their third demo with the tracks "Broken Promise", "Tearin’ Me Apart". This line-up would also tour the local club scene until 1988.
Early in 1989, John would reform IRON RAGE with his brother James on bass and yet another drummer named Mike Fitzgerald, This trio would record a single at Euphoria sound "Cold World Callin". Shortly after, James was replaced by Chris Dahlstedt and the band would go on to change its musical direction and name to Rat Alley that would only last until 1992.

credits

released September 14, 2019

Recorded at unknown location1979
Livin For Today
Stab In The Dark
Steel To Survive
I Don't Need No
Bad Reputation

Recorded at Silver Lake Recording Studios Kingston Ma 1983
Produced by John Williams and Tom Tolman
Engineered by Fred Danner
Night Stalker
Free Man
The Battle

Recorded at Courtlen Recording Studios Hanson Ma 1985
Produced by John Williams and Tom Tolman
Engineered by Fred Danner
Broken Promise
Tearin’ Me Apart

Recorded at Euphoria Sound Revere Ma 1989
Engineered by Dicky Spears
Produced by John Williams
Cold World Callin


Words and Music John M. Williams
Executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Remastering by Jamie King
Cover art by Steven Cobb
Layout design that guy Chris something.

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