Ordain

Ordain

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With a unique brand of progressive rock, Ordain's music displays their passion for creativity and high standard of musicianship. The band strive for optimal musical originality while injecting a raw passion and powerful dynamic range into their songs.

Biography

Since 2003, Melbourne-based rock band Ordain has been feeding ideas and emotions into quality songs designed to excite, sadden and give hope to a broad listening audience, saluting the musical legends that once travelled a similar journey.

With a unique brand of progressive rock, Ordain's music displays their passion for creativity and high standard of musicianship.

The band strives for optimal musical originality, while injecting a raw passion and powerful dynamic range into their songs.

Ordain has been building upon a rapidly growing local fan base following their success in the Australian JJJ Unearthed competition with three top 5 songs. Ordain has recently secured a distribution deal throughout the Pacific region and was recently invited to play in front of crowds in excess of 25,000 at the New Zealand Parachute Rock Festival. Coming off the back of their tour of North America, Ordain is poised to open for a string of major local acts.

Keep your eyes peeled - this band is taking no prisoners!

Lyrics

Against The Grain

Written By: Scott Lathwood

Trapped In conflict, release control
Bring me back on track, condemn my soul
For the truth I speak, the views I stress
For the mind that trips in this one big mess
Pouring sand, drown my voice
I never had a choice, where we belong

I have never rejoiced
From the roots where we grow

And all of this frustration is inside of me
You can see my intention to set you free
The eye of the sun
Redeems my pain
The life that I live runs against the grain

If you join my side, this world seems unreal
All the scares that hide and will never heal
I won't forfeit now
Hour glass has turned
Mist has made me blind
My views I have earned

I have never rejoiced
From the roots where we grow

And all of this frustration is inside of me
You can see my intention to set you free
The eye of the sun
Redeems my pain
The life that I live runs against the grain

If I could change one thing
I would not feel again
I'm sick of all your taunts and I can not retaliate
Remember what you've said
This is your darkest day
It's trapped inside your head and I could never be that way

And we Fly
And we Fall
And you trust in us all

And all of this frustration is inside of me
You can see my intention to set you free
The eye of the sun
Redeems my pain
The life that I live runs against the grain



Never

Written By: Scott Lathwood

Live for the present
All the thoughts in my head
Could have broken my silence but nothing was said
I dwell in this sorrow until the day it forgives
A non existent tomorrow won't let me forget

Take all the times that I will never forget
'Cause they will always be mine
When I'm lost in myself while I'm looking away
I'll never leave them behind

These thoughts I portray are the easy way out
When I come to terms, I look to the ground
I gave my word and now Im fighting my doubts
Can't find a reason and its killing me now

Take all the times that I will never forget
'Cause they will always be mine
When I'm lost in myself while I'm looking away
I'll never leave them behind

Pick up the pieces till it comes to an end
Like a mind with no soul that won't comprehend
This voice has spoken the curtain has drawn
My ways are broken and are yet to be born

These thoughts I portray are the easy way out
When I come to terms, I look to the ground
I gave my word and now Im fighting my doubts
Can't find a reason and it's killing me now

Take all the times that I will never forget
'Cause they will always be mine
When I'm lost in myself while I'm looking away
I'll never leave them behind

Though the days miss your call
While the silence stains I thought I heard you cry
Just to know past this world lyes more
And one day well see through these troubled times

We will meet again under the sky
And we shall find the truth to life
I've lost apart of me
That Ive misplaced
It's somewhere safe within my soul
For we will both confide for life
For life!

These thoughts I portray are the easy way out
When I come to terms, I look to the ground
I gave my word and now Im fighting my doubts
Can't find a reason and it's killing me now

Take all the times that I will never forget
'Cause they will always be mine
When I'm lost in myself while I'm looking away
I'll never leave them behind



Through Angel's Eyes

Written By: Scott Lathwood

A vision waits inside of me
It’s a Feeling of something
Actions based on silent screams
It’s turning
Eradication has its flaws
We’re praying now
Who’s praying now?

Can you see me?
I’m crying
You lie, you cheat
It’s the way it has to be
Who waits for time
Who tows the line
All this you’ll find
Through angel's eyes

A moment spent with all she meets
Are you tired of talking
Empty Room and vacant sheets on reason
Stay awake for what it’s worth
In circles why
In circles why

Can I see you Your Dieing?
Your Life rings true
It’s the way you choose to be
Who waits for time
Who tows the line
All this you’ll find
Through angel's eyes

This day brings us new light
Take this life
To Defy

Seise, Break these ties
We confide
Who resides?

Can you see me?
I’m crying
You lie, you cheat
It’s the way it has to be
Who waits for time
Who tows the line
All this you’ll find
Through angel's eyes





Walk Away

Written By: Scott Lathwood

It seems like for years we fought out battles inside
Never the less our roads have hindered, I’m tired
And I’ve given all I can its time to make a stand
Withered and detached

Hold fear down
Show me how
Just to know who I am and to hold you
I’ll take back what’s mine
And I could walk away at any time

Now we part out ways
Our life, our hope, our dreams lay
I’ve fought the war, I’ve been mistreated
Least let us forget
How could we forget?

Need I wonder?
Leave me tainted
Time will heal us
Paths be slatted
Lesson tort me
No one yearns for trust

Discography

2006 - Ordain EP
2007 - New Demo
2009 - Album "Broken Glass" due for release

Songs from both collections can be streamed from the myspace at:
myspace.com/ordain

Set List

An all-original sets goes for around 45-50 mins, consisting of 10 songs that go between 3-6 mins long. The band also has a cover list that includes music from Green Day, Nickleback, Incubus, Pearl Jam, Three Days Grace, and Seether.