Ready Made Fire

Ready Made Fire

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandRockAlternative

Ready Made Fire formed in January 2008. Their strong work ethic has already put them on the fast track, opening for national acts and releasing a full length album entitled "Lovers/Liars".

Biography

Ready Made Fire formed out of an unprecedented chemistry. Long time friends; Brandon (guitar) and John (drums), had played in a number of bands together, but nothing had ever "gelled" like RMF. The band is quoted as saying "It just works." An airtight rhythm section, raging guitars, catchy vocal melodies and bass that grooves like few rock bands do, come together to create the modern rock band with a pop sensibility know as Ready Made Fire.

In their short tenure, Ready Made Fire has already made a name for themselves in their hometown of Minneapolis. They have opened for National acts such as; The Dreaming, Trust Company, and Seneca (from Ireland).

Here is a blog review from a Ready Made Fire fan who came to a recent show. "Ready Made Fire was the second up. They are the reason that Jess and I made the trek from Cambridge to St. Paul and they did not disappoint. The difference between the two bands was huge. Even a sub par sound system and tech wasn't enough to keep this band from blowing the doors off the place. There were spots were the music reminded me of what it would sound like if DK were beating the snot out of Trapt. There were times when you thought you had it down and then you were suddenly reminded of Tool for some vague reason. The show was over before we knew it. The last song was on the heavier side, though I forget the name. What I remember is that they played with the intensity that made Hiroshima look like a birthday candle. Local bands don't play like this, the big guys do. Expect big things."

Lyrics

Against the Grain

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

Just tell me this one time
Just let me go inside
I promise everything I do won’t be, be time wasted
But I can’t say I’m going the same way all of you are
What I can tell you is it won’t be too hard

Chorus: All you have to do is choose a direction to continue to walk it
But not the same as all of you
Whatever suits you, whatever game you play
Do it your way, and go against the grain

I can tell you this from experience
They all want you to follow them into the uncertain, into the uncertain
What would it hurt to turn and take control of today
And if they ask you, you can say you went your own way, against the grain

Chorus

Go a little bit further, give a little bit more
You only get one time around, what are you waiting for?
Someone to tell you what you need to hear
I can’t make this more clear

Chorus

Anything More

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

If we went a little further with all of this
Would we have made it all the way through
With anything more than just my wish
Could I have gotten to you
Maybe one day I’ll get to see you again
I won’t hold my breath but I would like to
With anything more than just my wish
Could I have gotten to you before you ran so far away
CH: I couldn’t have told you, I didn’t have time
Too many words, they clutter my mind
And maybe I’m forward and maybe I’m blue
For lack of a better, with nothing to do
I’m biding my time writing this to you
But letting it out could be a mistake
To anything more, you will be fine
Just letting you know that you’re on my mind
You were looking for yourself so you ran away
That’s not an easy thing to do
I told you I hope you find it someday
I’ve only ever told you the truth
I find it odd that you were right here
You were here and I was too, before you ran so far away
*CH
I sit alone and I think of everything in my life that has past me by
*CH

Carousel

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

I won’t be a part of your little head games to dumb us down anymore
I can’t seem to even comprehend and I know where I stand
But if you could lend a hand and pass it out

CH: I cannot help but to try to do anything that denies you
Showing you the worst of it all
I’ve been running in circles trying to figure out where I stand
But then again

If you would like to follow suggestions then I can say how ‘bout this
If you are sick of what they say well then don’t just turn away
You have to take a stand today before us all
What if we were the powerful and this system wouldn’t change

*CH

Then again, then again, then again I saw you there
Then again, then again, then again you were running scared
Then again, then again, then again oh but then again
Then again, then again, then again you were running scared

*CH

Crawl

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

Well I didn’t like how you talked to me
And I didn’t want to let you in
And I couldn’t lie to myself anymore
Now I can’t wait to close the door

Pre CH: To be there alone has to be so bad
Remembering all the lies you said

CH 1: I don’t want to the one to watch you stand
But I’ll surely be there to watch you fall
Waited my whole life to hold you down
Now I Laugh and watch you crawl

Back into your world where you’re so comfortable
Where nothing hurts you, you’re so gullible
They’re all around you laughing in your face
How’s your life, the one you can’t replace
*Pre CH
CH 2/3: I don’t want to the one to watch you stand
But I’ll surely be there to watch you fall
Waited my whole life to hold you down
Now I Laugh and watch you crawl
With everything inside of me, wonder how it all came to be
With me standing on your back and you look up now how ‘bout that

Less Than Graceful

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

Here I am again, truly my only friend. But that’s okay, what can I say
So I sit here alone, eyes closed. Stop signs on every road that I know
There’s a price to pay, a price to pay. But you could’ve picked a better day to…

Chorus: Leave me, here and now and show me, what this is all about
Tell me what I said. Now I know how it feels, I crash landed

Here I go one more time
When there is no way to find everything I have lost along the way
But I’m trying to sort things out. I have no more doubt
But why today? She could’ve picked a better way to…

Chorus

And I feel it coming so fast, from so far away
And I wanted to go back, how it used to be-yeah.

How it used to be. She could’ve picked a better day to…

Chorus

Lovers/Liars

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

Now I don’t mind waking up in the middle of the night, but on my own accord.
Not hearing you in the other room, talking to him
And I can tell by the smile that I hear under your breath,
but where’s that smile for me

Chorus: Oh you took advantage of me and I don’t think you ever should’ve told
him how you feel with me here. You’re a liar.
Oh you took advantage of me and I don’t think I ever really
noticed you’re a bitch until today. You’re a liar.

And I can hear you whisper quietly. There is nothing that I can even say to make
this nightmare go away, short of screaming.
I am not a novelty, I am not an impulse. You had your chance already
But now you don’t look happy.

Chorus

And I know I have what it takes to make this go away
And I know I’ve made mistakes
But now there is no way to go another day
Being in the same place as you, what a shame

Chorus

Nine

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

Watch them follow, Follow you inside
I don’t want to Be on this ride
I don’t want this Life
Don’t mistake me, I am not like them
I am different, I’m not the only one
You are the one with the knife
I am the one with a gun
Don’t you tempt me, this is not your fight
Live through darkness
I don’t need the light
I never needed the sun

This is wrong all of me, my shoulders are heavy
Everything that I feel im not lying
This is wrong all of me, I don’t want this to be
The last thing that I feel because I’m dying
I can’t make you stay, I’m not like this
I can hear you say he’s just another disease
I’m not like this, I had it coming to me
I’m not like this, I’m not like you
I can’t stand you I’m just another disease
I’m not like this, I had it coming to me

Medicate me cause I’m not okay
Feel it slipping further and further away
I cant believe this is true
What has my life come to
Don’t you help me, cause I know it’s a lie
I can’t help you, no no not tonight
I never needed your love
This is wrong all of me, my shoulders are heavy
Everything that I feel im not lying
I can’t make you stay, I’m not like this
I can hear you say he’s just another disease
I’m not like this I had it coming to me
I’m not like this, I’m not like you
I cant stand you I’m just another disease
Im not like this I had it coming

Split at the Wrist

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

Make a friend into an enemy when all the trust is gone
When all the right things have turned into wrong ones
And all I want is for you not to give up so easily
Turn your nightmares back into your dreams
When all your problems (split at the wrist) follow you to sleep
Chorus:
Unglued became your life, you didn’t want to survive
Now you’re lost and all alone and holding a knife
You say it’s your only friend to help you get to the end
Just think this through, you have so much left to do

That day you asked me to, to confide in you
All of the words said between us
And what you told me, I fell apart at the knees
This feels a lot like a dream
When all your problems (split at the wrist) follow you to sleep

And now I need you to follow me back to the start
I can only hope that we can get there before I fall apart
I can’t imagine you remember everything that I said
And if you do then you will probably wish I was dead
And Now I won’t be surprised when you ask me to leave
I realize I denied you all the pieces of me
And I can apologize but what good would that do
To help me put back together all the pieces of you

The Perfect Wrong

Written By: Michael Hudson Shelton

Narrow and walking all alone
I think that this looks like a hole
Sign says it’s cheap and drinks are free
But not for me, no nothing’s free
I think I’ll keep on walking by
Wait a minute may be there’s still time

CH: Limit one drink and a shot for me
Cause I am blinded and I want to see
Because this night has gotten long
And you look like the perfect wrong

I don’t look up when I walk in
Hat down covering my grin
I saw you stare from over there
What do you want, what do I care
*CH

You only say what you’re feeling because you were gone
The only difference between us is I know I’m wrong
*CH

Discography

Ready Made Fire EP
Lovers/Liars

Set List

On The Down
Against the Grain
Lovers/Liars
Split at the Wrist
Less Than Graceful
Let it End
The Perfect Wrong
Anything More
Carousel
Crawl
Just Another
Wanderlust
Shimmer (Fuel cover)
Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd re-arrangement)