Olde York

Olde York

 New York City, New York, USA
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The true hardcore sound is back on the map with Olde York, four guys hailing from the hardcore's ground zero: New York City! For fans of Warzone, Breakdown, and Judge, Olde York brings you a new piece of New York Hardcore history... Bringin' the old hardcore reality back to the new hardcore reality

Biography

"The true hardcore sound is back on the map with Olde York, four guys hailing from the hardcore's ground zero: New York City! Bringing NYHC back to it's roots, their lyrics are deeply personal dealing with such topics as broken relationships, work, family bonds, alcohol use and abuse, as well as political stances and social commentary...and if you love the Breakdown, Judge, Warzone, Sick Of It All & Agnostic Front sound you can't miss them! The new album, "Empire State", out now on the European label Countdown records. A new piece of New York Hardcore history... Bringin' the old hardcore reality to the new hardcore reality!"

Having recently completed a highly successful European Tour, with help from Pizza Connection Booking, Olde York are preparing to record their sophomore album for Countdown Records, release a new 7" in Europe on Germany's Lionheart Records, and tour South America at the beginning of summer in conjunction with the release of their record "Empire State" for the South American market, before heading back to Europe.

Lyrics

False Idols

Written By: Olde York

When I'm walking round
Yeah I see them everywhere
All these people walking round
And they got such blank stares

But I know what's right
And I know what's true
I believe in myself
As you should believe in you

But I!
I won't back down!
And I!
I'll stand my ground!

No False Idols!
I believe in myself today
No False Idols!
True faith will sustain
No False Idols!
I believe in myself today
No False Idols!

Yeah, when I'm walking round
Yeah I see them everywhere
All these people walking round
And they got such blank stares

But I know what's right
And I know what's true
I believe in myself
As you should believe in you

But I!
I won't back down!
And I!
I'll stand my ground!

No False Idols!
I believe in myself today
No False Idols!
True faith will sustain
No False Idols!
I believe in myself today
No False Idols!

When I look around
All I see is hurt and pain
When I try to reach out
There is nothing gained
It's getting so I wanna close my eyes to you
And when I look around
All i see is hurt and pain
When I close my eyes
Its still the same
It's getting so I wanna turn my back on you,
On you...

When I look around
All I see is hurt and pain
When I try to reach out
There is nothing gained
It's getting so I wanna close my eyes to you
And when I look around
All i see is hurt and pain
When I close my eyes
Its still the same
It's getting so I wanna turn my back on you,
On you...

One Good Thing

Written By: Olde York

My Heart!
My Soul!
My Life!
You're my one good thing!

Time moves quickly by
Yeah time moves in the blink of an eye
You've grown so fast
I can't believe you were so little
Once too small to speak
Now run so fast, I can't keep up
Your smiling face
It brightens up my day!

My Heart!
My Soul!
My Life!
You're my one good thing!
My Heart!
My Soul!
My Life!
You're my one good thing!

Bound by blood we are
Yet bound by so much more
Two hearts entwined
A father to his son
NOT LIKE MINE!
I would give all I had
Just to make sure you were glad
To see me every day
Yeah to wipe the tears from your face!

My Heart!
My Soul!
My Life!
You're my one good thing!
My Heart!
My Soul!
My Life!
You're my one good thing!

THE!
ONE!
PURE!
THE ONE PURE LOVE!

Talkin' Smack

Written By: Olde York

Sometimes I can't believe the shit you say
The words that come out of your mouth
Do you just make this stuff up to hear yourself speak?
Who the fuck you trying to impress?
Nobody's interested, nobody cares
Still your gums keep flapping away
It's called verbal diarrhea
And you've got it bad!
So why don't you just shut the fuck up?

Talkin' Smack!
Talkin' Smack!
Talkin' Smack!
Talkin' Smack!

Talking bullshit fucking lady!
TALKIN' SMACK!
Flapping your gums never ending
TALKIN' SMACK!
Like A Vocal Colostomy
TALKIN' SMACK!
Like A Vocal Colostomy
TALKIN' SMACK!

Discography

Empire State - Countdown Records - 2009

Dealin' With It/Olde York Split 7" EP
(live from the Pat Duncan Radio Show) - Haunted Hotel Records - 2008

Operation: United Forces HC (Compilation) - Support The Troops Comp - 2008

Music By People Like Us (Compilation) - Awake/Strong Records - 2008

Set List

Sets are usually about 25-30 minutes

Typical set list:
Intro/Don't Count Me Out
Abused
We Still Believe
Hard To Recognize
Wanna Go Out
One Good Thing
Fall Of Man
Sick People (Breakdown cover)
False Idols
Glories Past
Talking Smack

Covers we do:
Warzone - Don't Forget The Struggle
Raw Deal - Briteside
Judge - Where It Went
Breakdown - Sick People