Ripcase

Ripcase

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Ripcase’s energetic and entertaining live show complements their infectious hard core sound. With pro recording, performance and touring experience, Calgary’s Ripcase is in full force and releasing their 2nd Album due out in May 2009.

Biography

Ripcase’s sound is for the listener who prefers the heavier edge of music. We like to experiment with alot of poly rhythms and off the wall time signatures in our newer music but most importantly keeping a solid groove. We have also incorporated samples into our music now to give it that little bit more spice than any typical joe blow band out trying to make it in the scene. Ripcase started off in 1998, but had a hiatus for 6 years and got back together in 2008. Every member has continued to perform, tour and gain studio knowledge throughout the years. Re-uniting again has only brought more ideas and flavor to the table. The live shows are VERY intense with everyone in the room going crazy and having a blast. Frontman Jarett Craig also brings up guest vocalist throughout each show to support other Calgary bands. Everyone is pumped and we are ready to go to the top once again!!!

Lyrics

Family Of Insanity

Written By: Jarett Craig

IT’S A FAMILY RITUAL, NOW LET’S DROWN OUR SOULS
HANUS HARSH HABITUAL, BUT IT’S ALL WE KNOW
TO LOSE YOUR MIND YOU FIRST MUST LOSE CONTROL

SHOTGUN ON THE WAY TO THE DATE THAT YOU SAY
NEVER STARTED ‘TIL YOU GET THE TIME TO RUN AWAY
THERE’S NO TIME FOR VICTORY IF YOU JUST TRY
EITHER DO OR YOU DON’T LET THE LOSER ASK WHY
STALL OUT CRAWL OUT FALL OUT
FALL DOWN ONTO YOUR KNEES
THEY’LL BE NO REPRIEVE BE NO TURN CAN NOT LEAVE
I BROUGHT THE WHOLE FUCKING FAMILY

WHAT-CHA GOT, I GOT THE FAMILY
WE ALL AS ONE, STAND ON INSANITY
WE CAN NOT DREAM A NORMAL DREAM
THERE’S SOMETHING DEAD INSIDE IT SEEMS
FANCIDLY RAPED BY THE REMEDY
FAMILY OF INSANITY

TWO SIX THROW THE SHIT IN THE MIX, NEED THE FIX
NEED THE FAME AND EVERY FUCKING THING THAT COMES WITH IT
HOLDING MASS ON THE PEACE WE MADE IN THE PAST
NO ONE CAN TOUCH THIS SHIT, IT WILL ALWAYS LAST
COME ROUND GET DOWN FALL DOWN IT’S ALL OUT WE CAN ALL SEE
CAN NOT CONCIEVE CAN NOT CHANGE CAN NOT LEAVE
I BROUGHT THE WHOLE FUCKING FAMILY

ROT-GUT JUST INSAINE ALL IN PAIN STOP THE FRAME
TOSS AWAY THE TENSION IT WILL STILL ALL FEEL THE SAME
GET OFF FALL OFF FUCK OFF
UNTIL THEY CAN ALL SEE

Curse

Written By: Jarett Craig

CLOWNS FIGHT FREAKING IN A SHOW FRIGHTENING ALL THE FUCKS I KNOW
THIS PARTY PEAKS PLAIN HARMONY
DOWN TO THE CENTRE OF ITS BIRTH TIED AROUND THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
AND EVERYONE IS GONE. AND EVERYONE HAS GONE HOME

JUST LET US FLY ALONG AND TAKE AWAY ALL OF THE COST
OF BEING LEFT AND BEING LOST THEN BEING HAULED AWAY
GOTTA GO WITH THE FLOW WE ALL KNOW IT’S A CURSE

PULLED TIGHT TIE THE KNOT REAL SLOW CUT THE AIR OFF WATCH IT GROW
REWARD THE PARTY WE AGGRESSIVLY AGREE
DOWN TO THE CENTRE OF HER WORTH, LIE DOWN CAUSE IT MAKES IT HURT
ANOTHER ONE IS BORN ANOTHER ONE IS GONE NOW

IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME – PRESUCKING – COUNTER FLOW – PIMP – HO – RAM SLOW
IF DADDY SHOWS HE’LL TAKE YOU DOWN
IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME – GOTTA LEAVE CAUSE WE MUST
THE LAST DRUG BUST THEY ALL QUESTIONED US
ALWAYS THE SAME – CAN’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED IF YOUR HEAD AWAITS IN IT
ALWAYS THE SAME – CAN NOT BE IN HEAVEN WHEN YOU’RE IN HELL FOR HEAVENS SAKE

BEEN THERE BEFORE YOU KNOW WE’RE HEADING SOUTH HARDCORE
DEAD ON THE FLOOR AFTER JACKING A STORE OR
LOOKING TO SCORE OR JUST JONESING FOR MORE
A HOOD OR A WHORE I KNOW ONE THING’S FOR SURE IT’S A CURSE

Hell's Party

Written By: Jarett Craig

WE'RE BACK
YOU'VE GOT PROBLEMS I KNOW WE CAN SOLVE THEM YEAH
EVERYBODY HIT THE FLOOR COME OUT AND PLAY
YOU'RE THE MUTHA FUCKING FAMILY OF INSANITY
GOT THE HIPE NOW THERE'S NO PLACE TO HIDE
CAN'T DIE 'CAUSE WE ARE TOO FRIED FOR SUICIDE
STEP IN AND THEN STEP BACK IN AMAZEMENT
I BE THE BEAST THAT WAS BORN IN THE BASEMENT
MY MEMORIE'S ERASED AND IT'S BEEN REPLACED WITH
THE WEED AND THE WHISKEY THE WOMEN THE BASICS
HIT ME WITH A SHOVEL IT'S TRUE I CAN NOT FEEL
CALL THE DEVIL 'CAUSE I GOT NO SOUL TO STEAL
COME ON IN OR GO OUT FOR THE RIDE
EVEN THE SAVOURS GOT SATAN INSIDE
WELCOME TO HELLS PARTY AGAIN EVERYBODY COME ON IN
YOU'VE GOT PROBLEMS I KNOW WE CAN SOLVE THEM
YOU NEED GOOD TIMES AND YOU KNOW THAT WE'VE GOT THEM YEAH
YOU NEED GOOD TIMES AND YOU KNOW THAT WE GOT THEM YEAH
HEAR A RUMBLING SOMEWHERE BACK BEHING THE CLOUDS
THINK THE LIGHTNING MUST HAVE HEARD WE'RE BACK AROUND
EVEN THE GODS KNOW YOU CAN'T SHUT ME DOWN
STEP IN AND THEN STEP BACK IN AMAZEMENT
I BE THE BEAST THAT WAS BORN IN THE BASEMENT
MY MEMORIE'S ERASED AND IT'S BEEN REPLACED WITH
THE WEED AND THE WHISKEY THE WOMEN THE BASICS
DON'T NEED THE SHOOTER JUST ONE DROP ON THE TOUNGE
THERE IS A HATE I CAN TASTE IN EVERYONE
I KNOW IT IS WRONG BUT I KNOW WHAT IS WORSE
NOT KNOWING YOURSELF NOW THAT IS A CURSE
WELCOME TO HELLS PARTY AGAIN EVERYBODY COME ON IN
YOU'VE GOT PROBLEMS I KNOW WE CAN SOLVE THEM
YOU NEED GOOD TIMES AND YOU KNOW THAT WE'VE GOT THEM YEAH
WELCOME TO HELLS PARTY AGAIN EVERYBODY COME ON IN
YOU'VE GOT PROBLEMS I KNOW WE CAN SOLVE THEM
YOU NEED GOOD TIMES AND YOU KNOW THAT WE'VE GOT THEM YEAH
GOT THE BEAT AND YOUR FEET WALK THEIR OWN WAY
GOT THE WILL BECAUSE YOU WITNESSED THE WRONG
GOT THE DEAL ALL DELIVERED YOUR OWN WAY
YOU GOT ALL THAT YOU WANT HEAD STRONG
ALL THE SIGNS COULD NOT READ OR CONTIMPLATE
THE JUDGEMENT JUST PUSHED YOU TOO FAR
BUT NOW YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

Boom High

Written By: Jarett Craig

YOU PUT YOUR ASS WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
AND IT SPEWS THE WORDS YOU USE
TO TRY AND CHANGE UP ALL THE YEARS
OF SELF ABUSE IT'S STARTS TO KICK IN
I SEE TIME IS CATCHING UP ON YOU
WHAT YOU DID AND WHAT YOU PUT OTHERS THROUGH
YOUR BAD SIDE SHOWS AGAIN DON'T MAKE ME KICK IT
YOUR MIND IS SPINNING AROUND AGAIN
YOUR WORDS ARE SOUNDING IRRELIVANT
YOUR MESSING WITH SOMETHING YOU KNOW WAS MEANT
YOU'LL FEEL THE CONSEQUENCE BOOM
I PUT MY FOOT WHERE YOUR FACE IS
AND IT SPITS THE TEETH YOU USE
TO TRY AND CHEW ON OTHERS SOULS
IT'S COLD I KNOW IT STARTS TO KICK IN
I GUESS I SHOULD NOT COME AFTER YOU
WHAT YOU DID I KNOW YOU DID NOT THINK THROUGH
YOUR SOUL IS OLD I KNOW DON'T MAKE ME KICK IT
EVERYONE GATHER AROUND AGAIN
STEP BACK AND LOOK IN AT YOUR FRIENDS
IF ANYONE MESSES AROUND WITH IT
THEY'LL FEEL THE CONSEQUENCE BOOM
EVERYONE GATHER AROUND AGAIN
STEP BACK AND LOOK IN AT YOUR FRIENDS
IF ANYONE MESSES AROUND WITH IT
THEY'LL FEEL THE CONSEQUENCE BOOM
BOOM HIGH WHAT CHA GONNA DO
WHEN WE ALL COME AT YOU
BOOM HIGH WHAT CHA GONNA DO
WHEN IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU AND ME
WHAT YOU GOT LIKE I CARE ALOT
BOOM HIGH WHAT CHA GONNA DO
WHEN WE ALL COME AT YOU
BOOM HIGH WHAT CHA GONNA DO
WHEN IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU AND ME
EVERYONE GATHER AROUND AGAIN
STEP BACK AND LOOK IN AT YOUR FRIENDS
IF ANYONE MESSES AROUND WITH IT
THEY'LL FEEL THE CONSEQUENCE BOOM

Shut Me Down

Written By: Jarett Craig

YOU HAVE NO WAY TO WILL HER TO WHAT AIN’T BEST
YOU HAVE NO WAY TO KILL HER BECAUSE SHE LEFT
I’M IN LOVE SO I AM JUST DREAMING
WHAT MADE IT THIS WAY?
THERE’S A THOUGHT TO THINK THROUGH EVERYTIME
A THOUGHT THAT ESCAPES YOUR BRAIN BUT STILL FINDS YOUR MIND
AS I WORRY I SEE THE REASON
FAITHS TAKEN AWAY!

HAPPINESS IS HOLLOWNESS, TEACH THE ONE WHO KNOWS IT BEST
JUST FEARING LOVE CAUSE LOVE LIKES DEATH
AND IT SHUTS ME DOWN

THIS STOPS THE NEED TO WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND A MATE
DULLS THE DEED TO SUCCEED AND DUPLICATE
WHEN YOU'RE SCARED YOU LOSE YOUR FREEDOM
FREE AND ALONE I’LL STAY
TABLES TURN TO BURN FROM THE HEAT OF SUN
BOTTOMLESS WHO’S JUMPING ITS EVERYONE
A LABRYNTH OF LUST IS LOSING
WHILE WINNING AWAY

BORN FROM NOTHING BUT NOT KNOWING WHEN
THAT NOTHING SHALL BEGIN AGAIN
THERE IT STARTS AND THERE IT ENDS
AND THAT JUST LEAVES ME SHALLOW
GET TO LOVING AND I BRING THEM IN
THAT’S WHEN I START TO FEEL AGAIN
THERE IT STARTS AND THERE IT ENDS
AND IT SHUTS ME DOWN

Toxic Underground

Written By: Jarett Craig

TOXIC UNDERGROUND
ON THE FLOOR THERE'S DIRT
YOU STILL WORE A SKIRT
WE CAN MAKE THIS WORK
FIRST TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRT
KEEP YOUR SHOES ON THOUGH
HAVEN'T YOU SEEN THE FLOOR
THERE WAS THE OLD FLOOR GRATES
THEY GOT SCARED AND PAVED
THERE WAS STUFF DOWN THERE
FROM 1968
COULD BE ANYTHING
MAYBE THE CURE FOR AIDS
TOO HIGH CAN'T GO ON
SOMEBODY STOOL MY SONG
AND WE WROTE IT ALL
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
AND THE GIRLS IN THE BAR LIKE THE REACH AROUND
THIS TOXIC BAR SCREAMING UNDER
THE GIRLS IN THE BAR THEY DON'T MAKE A SOUND
AND MY DICK IS IN YOU AND YOU KNOW THAT IT'S TOXIC
IT MUST BE GETTING LATE
CAUSE I JUST HEARD LAST CALL
KNOW THE DRAFT IS GREAT
CAUSE I SEE THREE OF Y'ALL
UNDERGROUND DRAFT YOU SEE
IS TAKING OVER ME
TOO HIGH CAN'T GO ON
SOMEBODY STOOL MY SONG
AND WE WROTE IT ALL
ABOUT THE UNDERGROUND
AND THE GIRLS IN THE BAR LIKE THE REACH AROUND
THIS TOXIC BAR SCREAMING UNDER
THE GIRLS IN THE BAR THEY DON'T MAKE A SOUND
AND MY DICK IS IN YOU AND YOU KNOW THAT IT'S TOXIC

One Drop On The Tounge

Written By: Jarett Craig

ITS LIKE SNEAKING IN A WINDOW TO STEAL BACK WHAT WAS NEVER YOURS
GIVING FLOWERS TO DEAD PEOPLE YOU NEVER KNEW
ARGUMENTATION ALONE IN CONVERSATION
WASTED ON THE WINE THAT YOU NEVER EVER TASTED
TRADED BELATED HATE NOT WORTH YOUR WEIGHT IN PAINT
TO COVER UP THE ONLY COLOURS THAT YOU EMULATE
IT WAS THE BEST MISTAKE
THE BEST MISTAKE WE COULD EVER MAKE

WICKED WEB OF WANTING WHAT IS BEYONED THE WALL THAT I CAN’T CLIMB
THERE IS A SIGN TONIGHT YOUR MINE TAKE ME INSIDE
INTO A DREAM I WOULD LOVE TO BE
THE ONLY ONE FOR YOU, YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE FOR ME
BREATHE IN DEEP MISCONCEPTION DISBELIEF
A TIME WHEN ASPIRATION DID NOT MEAN A LOT TO ME
WAS IT HIM OR WAS IT ME
THAT INJECTS YOU WITH AFFECTION TAKES YOU HIGHER THAN YOU’VE BEEN

ECSTACY WHILE FALLING, I CAN HEAR YOU CALLING
AS MY HEART IS TWO INCHES FROM THE GROUND
AS YOUR TASTE IS ONE DROP ON THE TOUNGE

TEASING AS YOUR TAUNTING TELL THE ONE WHO LISTENS TO YOU SCREAM
I CAN’T ACCEPT IT BUT WAIT YOU’LL STILL WAKE UP OBSCENE
I’M IN A PLACE WHERE I ALWAYS TASTE
THE NECTOAR OF YOUR LOVE YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE FOR ME
WATCH IT BLEED ITS REDEMPTION YOU CAN SEE
A TIME A TIME TO BE NOT AS YOU NORMALLY WATCH IT BLEED
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS ME
CARING WHILE I’M SHARING FOR THIS I CAN’T BELIEVE

CHORUS

ONE DROP ON THE TOUNGE COULD NEVER BE ENOUGH TO FEEL ALL MY LOVE
YOU GOTTA TAKE THIS HIT TO KEEP THE DAMAGE UP
ONE DROP ON THE TOUNGE COULD NEVER BE ENOUGH TO FEEL ALL MY LOVE
WHO CARED WHO SHARED WHO LIED

CHORUS

TEMPTATION CAN’T TOUCH ME I CAN NOT DEAL WITH ALL THIS
LOVES TAKING AWAY MY LIFE
WE CARED AND WE SHARED AND THIS CAN NOT BE DENIED
DROWNING IN DISPAIR AND IT FEELS LIKE SOMEONE DIED
I HAVE LOST MY WILL TO WANT NOW NEVER CAN I FEEL THIS WAY AGAIN

Discography

www.myspace.com/ripcasexxx

Ripped For Your Pleasure - released 2001

Ripcase - release date May, 2009

Set List

Boom High
Wrong Breed
One Drop on The Tounge
Hell's Party
Family of Insanity
Toxic Underground
A Hundred Enemies
Comfortable Life of Phyical Violence
Shut Me Down
Head Strong

Typical we play all originals , but we sometimes like to throw in a cover to mix things up. For example we took Toxic by Britanny Spears, added some double bass, doubled the time, heavied up the whole song and changed the lyrics about a certain bar we used to hang out at, meet women and play shows at. It's quite entertaining.
Generally we like to keep our set to around 40minutes if playing with 3 bands in a night. We'll change it up depending on the night, venue and how much time is allowed. We take performing very serious, but we still have a blast up on stage!