Watch Your Step

by Bolus

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Watch Your Step reveals the outcome of Bolus' first collaborative songwriting process, and with this new, re-recored version of the original 2005 album, listeners can enjoy a new definitive version of the band's debut. The songs contained lead an energetic and melodic musical path, with hints of various influences, from classic progressive music to current hard rock. A balance between shorter, fun songs and longer, multi-section tracks, makes for a well paced representation of Bolus' early creative style.

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released November 22, 2011

Nick Karch: Guitars, Lead Vocals, Bass, Keyboards and Programming
Mat Keselman: Drums and Percussion, Backing Vocals

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Bolus Toronto, Ontario

Bolus is a rock band from Toronto, Canada. The band has released 3 albums to date, including 2013’s “Triangulate”. Bolus is known for their layered, compelling and catchy tunes, powerful vocals and harmonies from all band members, and explosive live shows. Between album releases, the Bolus guys like to make fun cover videos of songs fans would not expect a rock band to play. ... more

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Track Name: Day of Discovery
Now I've discovered something great
As I've searched far and wide
My sis and bro, I doubt they know
But there wasn't that much to hide

I'll show and tell how tall ones play
And dine, and pop balloons
How they take a flower, use their power
Make rivers run from moons

We can make our animals go wild
Can you hide this magic from a child?

Can you imagine?
What games we'll play all night?
Venture with the snake in tunnels
Till you know you've done it right (it's right)
A box of sand, the Candyman
There can be no better
I've not lived long, but I must live
Till I have it in my sight
I know that you're just kidding me
I can't get that inside
If your best friend can get so tall
Then prove this filthy ride

Cos it's so strange for this to be
That you can swim inside of me
My desire's slightly seen
But it's so hard to take in

Do you think this makes me want to smile?
Is this what happens after you're a child?

I can't imagine
What games we'll play all night
Venture with the snake in tunnels
I'm not sure if it's right (it's right)
A box of sand, the Candyman
There must be something better
I've not lived long, but must I live
Till I have it in my sight?
Track Name: Blockout
I don't want to know what somebody said
Words so similar to blades
Don't want to drip red, get out of my head
There was no intention of hate

Leave the room, say it somewhere else
You might die soon, so watch your mouth
Let my eyes shut, they're tired of
All the sad sights to see

Dreaming and wishing of one day to come
All of the monsters, they will see
The careless zombies that they have become
Their faces, the barrel will meet

Blocking it out, the words of might
The thoughts that torture the mind
Giving the feeling, stomach is bleeding
If they deserve life, give a sign

Here we go, say your goodbyes
You'll realize when everyone dies
Too bad it all came to this
You didn't hear the lonely cries

See my face, know my name
Ain't much more for me to say
But this is it
Just go away
Track Name: Shadow Stalker
Losing my voice
Losing my touch
So much forgotten
So much is lost

See a silent wave
And a playful reproach
There is only one thing
That I would like most

Standing here
Standing there
I will never
Disappear
Standing here
Standing there
With no more to fear

See if I dare
The utterance of an idiot prayer
Gonna look for anything
Just to find that bloody tear
From the sky above
To the valley below
Just one more shadow stalker
Who reap more than they sow

Standing here
Standing there
I will never
Disappear
Standing here
Standing there
With no more to fear
Track Name: Vow
This construct of repression
It pulls me down
So down
Spilling blood now
Over floors and walls now
No place to go but down

Who needs reality
When life can be a fantasy?
Today is a little brighter than yesterday
Tomorrow a little brighter still

Where we are
And where we're going
Is where we've already been
And I'd make a fragile plea
For you, for me and those yet to be seen

I'd get to know them real well
Invite one and all for tea
Smile and wave
Maybe say "Hey"
Realize our differences are the same

In the days when reality fell
Between tea and a final farewell
We'd expand our minds
Chase a rabbit through a tunnel
And drift away,
Slowly away

This construct of repression
It pulls me down
So down
Spilling blood now
Over floors and walls now
No place to go but down
Vow here and now to...
Never walk between the lines
Always speak your mind
And never leave the good times behind

Life and death stares you in the eyes
So where you're gonna go but up?
For here lies truth, endless sacrifice

Hope is a question mark
Glowing brightly above our heads
Where life takes us
If only there was a way

This construct of repression
It pulls me down
So down
Spilling blood now
Over floors and walls now
No place to go but down

This construct of repression
It pulled me down
So down
Wiping blood now
From floors and walls now
We're gonna turn around

Vow here and now to...
Never walk between the lines
Always speak your mind
And never leave the good times behind
Where we are, and where we're going
Is where we thought we'd already been
For you, for me, for the cup of tea
And those not yet seen
Track Name: Faced
They look good
They got the walk
I know I should
See what we've got
Let me see
Let me talk
Gotta reach out
Unlock the lock
Going in, watch me win
Turn around, homeward bound
Missed the boat, now I go
Turn right back around

They're gonna teach me
How to stand
They're gonna show me
The master plan
Get to know ya
Everyday
Gonna get that figure
Anyway
Now I know, how it goes
Living life, living right
In your eyes see the prize
Staying in my sight

The thought of sharing the same walls
The dream being so near
The realization afterwards
The trick of facing the fear

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Look away
Creeping back
Look all day
We'll come together
If I can see
You'll hear everything
You want to hear from me

You know my face
You've seen me 'round
You know I want to get
What I've found
Let me see
Let me talk
Gotta reach out
Unlock the lock
Going in, watch me win
Here I am, don't give a damn
Catch the boat, now we go
Where ever we are found

The thought of sharing the same walls
The dream being so near
The realization afterwards
The trick of facing the fear
Track Name: Magistrate
Standing on top of the world
Wondering why this exists
How I am, how they are
Is he looking down on me?

Books of rules, make no sense
Questioning this authority is not an option
You will pay for your sins but not as you expected
The one we work to please is not up there to hear

I'm falling, I'm falling down
The truth is not what they claim
I will not follow for the sake of culture's benefit
Things will happen for they must
Not to please a superior
Life is governed not by conscience nor by chance

It's time for us to count mistakes
We’ve condemned ourselves to punishment
Each wrong turn made, builds up in space
Preparing for combustion, internal disaster

A stolen candy (every slight crime)
A mocking insult (will be paid in time)
All will be paid for
In a mathematically powered court

Every single bad deed (two sided)
And every slight crime (divided)
Nothing can escape the obscure concepts of space and time

Fear to lose
Hope to gain
Miss the days
When I was sane

When I was warm, but missed the cold
I sold out myself and now I fold

Everyone’s searching for a cure to their fear
When all of the answers are hidden in a two-coloured sphere
Each side holds a point of inverse tone
For nothing in this world can exist on its own

A stolen candy (every slight crime)
A mocking insult (will be paid in time)
All will be paid for
In a mathematically powered court

Every single bad deed
And every slight crime
Nothing can escape the obscure concepts of space and time

I'm falling, I'm falling down.
The truth is not what they claim
I will not follow for the sake of culture's benefit
Things will happen for they must
Not to please a superior
Life is governed not by conscience nor by chance
Track Name: Never Wish Again
Changes will be made
We'll not remain the same
Never wish again
Not again

The finish line of fire
Running oh so far
Never wish again
Not again

We'll get there soon enough
But don't think, just do
Never wish again
Not again

Father Time is sick
No more time to heal
Taking action
Stepping on the fear
Can you believe you got yourself
To reach what's over here?

Dark towers stand
Cast a shadow on sand
Where a warrior stands
With a broken sword
The choice to fight
Or the choice to think
Left on his dying shoulders

Move aching feet
Or to keep a seat
He knows what must be done
Over the years
As rocks are weathered
He's conquered all his fears

Putting your fingers
Into your mind
Never stop again
Not again

You climbed up a mountain
A rope came up behind
Never fall again
Not again

See the shining gold
But it makes you blind
Never wish again
Not again

Climb up the altar
To claim your heavy prize
You're just dreaming
Now you wait for cries
Find out how to go and
Break the wall of lies

Dark towers stand
Cast a shadow on sand
Where a warrior stands
With a broken sword
The choice to fight
Or the choice to think
Left on his dying shoulders

Move aching feet
Or to keep a seat
He knows what must be done
Over the years
As rocks are weathered
He's conquered all his fears
Track Name: In Conclusion...
I have come to seek salvation

I am not a masochist
This is not a masquerade
I have come to seek salvation
From the prejudiced world in which we live

These pills choking
Taste bittersweet
And I've only got two left
What's the matter with me?
Why do I hesitate?
Numb the pain
Open the gates of hell and push me in

Why do I hesitate?
Numb the pain
Dripping sand in an hourglass
Let memories flourish back again
A skinny little brat
Judged without tact
Fed off misfortune
And not cut any slack
No wonder why he snapped
Bittersweet and choking
Only got two left yet I hesitate

I am not a masochist
This is not a masquerade
I have come to seek salvation
From the prejudiced world in which we live
No hope in salvation
No relief in pain
Trust in your higher power and fall again

I am not a masochist
This is not a masquerade
I have come to seek salvation
From the prejudiced world in which we live
No hope in salvation
No relief in pain
Trust in your higher power and fall again
Dripping sand in an hourglass
Let memories flourish back again
I am here to stay

Fall again...