Ironsides

Ironsides

 Noblesville, Indiana, USA
BandRockMetal

Ironsides is a band that sets out to break the mold and be trend setters rather than trend followers.

Biography

Ironsides came together in 2008 as a combination of Christian-influenced musical genius from across a number of genres.

The group has shared the stage with groups ranging from small local Christian bands to big-label acts. Ironsides has played across the Midwest with the likes of Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice And Men, We Came As Romans, Oh Sleeper, The Chariot, and plenty of local Indianapolis heroes. They were even voted on to Haste The Day’s last 12 Days of Christmas tour following a vote of Indy-area music fans. Most recently, Ironsides was hand picked by Warped Tour creator Kevin Lyman to play the Cleveland stop in the summer of 2011.

In May of 2009, Ironsides released their self-titled EP. Building off of their swelling success, the band recorded their first full-length album, The Shallows, releasing it on July 22, 2011. Immediately, Josh Lauristen of IndyConcerts.com praised their unique sound. “…If you can convey this much emotion and this much passion without compromising, then you’re clearly doing something right.” Ironsides filmed their first music video for the title track off of The Shallows with Adam Shewmaker.

Currently, Ironsides is focusing on perfecting their individual crafts and playing a few shows a month while they work on writing their second full length album.

Lyrics

I Think I Know What Color A Firetruck Is

Written By: Ironsides

Take this life Lord and all you've given me
Restore my heart and make it new.
2x

Ive tried so hard to reach your hands
Ive fallen short and you stretched yours.
2x

Oh.....

Waiting for the day, when you show your grace
Giving love a fighting chance
When he ree is wilted and all have been helped
We'll shout back at the wicked
"You'll never win"
2x

The music might be loud, but so is the message
So stop...
The music might be loud, but so is the message
So stop... Stop passing judgement

Then we will have the bliss from above
2x

The calm chemical of satisfaction wont last.
When the trumpet sounds we will be loved by God!

When the trumpet sounds we will be...
When the trumpet sounds we will...
When the trumpet sounds we will be...
When the trumpet sounds we will...

Circus Of Pawns

Written By: Josh Cox

Be the change you expect to see in another man.
Hypocratic oaths can claim and rule your mind.
Depending on their path or simply their task at hand,
You may choose the way of another kind.
We're letting ourselves become a circus of worthless pawns.
Believing every word they say.
Youll find me here lying in wait.
Covered in filth and filled with hate.
We're letting ourselves become a circus of worthless pawns.
Believing every word that they say.
Youll find me here lying in wait.
Covered in filth and filled with hate.
It will poison your mind and lay your body to rest.
Drown you in lies. Take every breath you have left.
Every breath you have left.

Take control of the reigns. Take back whats yours.
Regain conciousness and show these fakes they dont allure to the things you hope to become.
Its not a dream. Make it reality not depravity.
This is your dawn. Let them know youre not a pawn.

Doubter

Written By: Josh Cox

When I was young I was told, if I have child like faith. And only the size of a seed... that mountains will move and seas will part.
I may have the strength and the courage but Im lacking the heart. God give me the heart.
Teach me to lead a life so pleasing, hell will tremble in fear.
Just hearing the sound of my voice whisper in their ear.

Take this life its worthless. This heart it lacks the strength to be the chosen son to the giver of life...Oh God give me strength.

Give me the power to make the blind man see. Give me the power to make the lame man walk.
The lepers will all be healed and the dead brought to life.

When I was young I was told, if I have child like faith. And only the size of a seed... that mountains will move and seas will part.
Teach me to lead a life so pleasing, hell will tremble in fear.
Just hearing the sound of my voice whisper in their ear.
Take this life its worthless. This heart it lacks the strength to be the chosen son to the giver of life...Oh God give me strength.

The Shallows

Written By: Josh Cox

Oh God give sight through this veil.
Let any man here that claims to have no sin cast the first stone and let this hazing begin.

Take the time to see through clearer eyes.
Brush back this veil.
Look past these sins, this scar ridden flesh.
Look through the shame youve cast.

Feast your eyes on this sinner marked for death.
Feast your eyes on this sinner marked for death.

Rip the flesh from my bones.
Burn me at the stake.
These things only poison, fueling their hate.

Im only a man born in a world filled with greed and lust.
Living a pleasing life, and being destroyed by those, those I love and trust.

All the things you say
Slowly cutting deeper everyday
Its just the things you say.
This lifes not a game, there is a hell to pay.

Take the time to see through clearer eyes.
Brush back this veil.
Look past these sins, this scar ridden flesh.
Look through the shame youve cast.

Ill continue to dwell with the wicked and teach these fallen the way.

Discography

Ironsides EP
The Shallows LP

Set List

Our set list changes for each show. Keeps it interesting for us as musicians.

Generally we play a little under 35 minutes. We are easily able to shorten/lengthen it if necessary.