Ruby Bones

One Album

Indie rockers Ruby Bones combine energetic rhythms with visceral, existential lyrics and unabashed hooks to create short, punchy songs best digested in the sweat soaked clubs that define New Jersey and Brooklyn.

Made up of vocalist/guitarist Chris Nova, drummer James Janocha, and South African import FC Spies on bass, the trio (along with Denis Daley providing sax) describes itself as Bruce Springsteen on cacaine after a few drags off a helium balloon.

With a mutual love of rock and roll, the band turned Nova's folk songs into thoughful yet vibrant tracks inspired by love, loss and the double-edged blade of a technology-reliant culture.

Music

11 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
Heart Of Darkness Ruby Bones
02:39

Lyrics:

well your heart is such a fragile thing it beats, repeats in cavities it moves itself about your chest ticking down the time you spent pumping all your blood, in between saving all it’s love, underneath oh but i could never change enough i could never break it off you got a heart of darkness, darkness it’s not the love you wanted, you wanted how did you get so cold you got a heart of darkness, my darkest love my darkest love now it’s in all your magazines faded dreams and fantasies alcohol and cheap cassettes lack of sleep and TV sets just one cigarette, finally you could use a rest, in between oh but i could never urn it off i could never cut the loss you got a heart of darkness, darkness it’s not the love you wanted, you wanted how did you get so cold you got a heart of darkness, my darkest love my darkest love my darling love my darling love my darling lo-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ove my darling lo-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ove oh my darling you got a heart of darkness, darkness it’s not the love you wanted, you wanted how did you get so cold you got a heart of darkness, my darkest love
1
Heart Of Darkness (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:39
2
02:45

Lyrics:

you’re the reaper you’re the reaper you’re the reaper living in my lungs you say you don’t know well i feel you growing cold, oh you’re the reaper you’re the reaper you’re the reaper living in my lungs you say you don’t know well i feel you growing cold, oh and i finally found you i finally finally finally know your name when the how’s and why’s don’t matter anyway and you know, you know i saw your face but something told me that you knew my heart was pure, and your eyes were unafraid, ah ah ah won’t you shake my bones let your own disintegrate, ah ah ah ah ah you’re the reaper you’re the reaper you’re the reaper living in my lungs you say you don’t know well i feel you growing cold, oh you’re the reaper you’re the reaper you’re the reaper living in my lungs you say you don’t know well i feel you growing cold, oh and i found your love and i found your blood were both the same getting faster, faster, harder to contain when all of a sudden i started to fade but something told me that you knew my fate was sure, and your hands were unafraid, ah ah ah won’t you shake my bones let your own disintegrate, disintegrate…. woah oh oh…
1
Reaper (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:45
3
Bad Bad Blood Ruby Bones
02:55

Lyrics:

well my body beats so loud i feel it underground that slow and steady sound of my heart pumping and i’m gonna let it out i’m gonna drag you down get lost and never found the end it’s coming oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood the engine’s running oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood the end it’s coming you’re down on luck, out of time got bad bad bad blood tonight you’re down on luck, out of line got bad bad bad blood tonight yeah you got bad blood tonight and night after night the dark it sinks into this heart and lo i slowly start to lose my senses and now that the moon is out you’re gonna feel it now get lost and never found the end it’s coming oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood the end is coming you’re down on luck, out of time got bad bad bad blood tonight you’re down on luck, out of line got bad bad bad blood tonight yeah you got bad blood tonight and i don’t know why you always lie your alibi it’s paper thin, i’m coming in and your sky ignites with dynamite electric light it’s paper thin, i’m coming in oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood oh, with m-m-m-my my bad bad blood the end it’s coming
1
Bad Bad Blood (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:06
4
Gone Gone Gone Ruby Bones
03:35

Lyrics:

well the wind was low, our hands so close, ah ah ah ah ah and you always hope, it won’t be love, ah ah ah ah ah when you’re sensing all the chemicals, ah ah ah ah ah no you never know what hurts the most, ah ah ah ah ah now your hands are cold, straight to the bone, ah ah ah ah ah and it’s terrible how it unfolds, ah ah ah ah ah little moments only i’d recall, ah ah ah ah ah and the sudden loss of self control, ah ah ah ah ah why don’t you call me lately how could you ever hate me and i’d tear myself in two for you to see the things you do and on this morning i will wait to catch a glimpse of you someday and in the darkness we will take we will take off all our clothes and in the morning we won’t be anything you coulda dreamed disappears without a trace and it’s gone gone gone gone and i wanted you to understand, all i couldn’t say not an easy way to comprehend my thoughts anyway and you sell my soul, my love for you won’t disintegrate and if all your love won’t wait for me, ah ha, let it fade why don’t you call me lately how could you ever hate me and i’d tear myself in two for you to see the things you do and on this morning i will wait to catch a glimpse of you someday and in the darkness we will take we will take off all our clothes and in the morning we won’t be anything you coulda dreamed disappears without a trace and it’s gone gone gone gone and your heart, it beats itself to death and yes, i guess it got to me
1
Gone Gone Gone (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:37
5
Hard To Move Ruby Bones
03:19

Lyrics:

well they say the night is the hardest part when you search yourself in the darkest dark and you miss the end and you miss the mark it gets cold out here i know now it’s been so long since i’ve seen your face is it months or years, well i could’t say it all feels the same, and you look the same with your perfect hair in your perfect frame and it’s hard to move, and it’s hard to say that i am not okay but maybe I believe in something more can feel it underground, crashing up through the floor and you just wear me down, you say you want it all and i can hear it now, you’re crashing through the floor and now all your days they keep passing by and your thoughts are lost or just hard to find and you curse yourself and you curse the sky well the calendar hung itself now your voice is gone and the photo fades through an endless void you disintegrate it all feels the same, and you look the same with your perfect hair in your perfect frame and it's hard to move and it's right to say that I could be okay but maybe I believe in something more can feel it underground, crashing up through the floor and you just wear me down, you say you want it all and i can hear it now, you’re crashing through the floor maybe I believe in something more can feel it underground, crashing through the floor you just wear me down, say you want it all i can feel it now, you’re crashing through the floor maybe I believe in something more can feel it underground, crashing up through the floor and you just wear me down, you say you want it all and i can hear it now, you’re crashing through the floor
1
Hard To Move (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:23
6
02:55

Lyrics:

it was cold when they found you in the october sunrise flowers all around you covering your eyes and i’ll be alright, no it’s not fine what the hell did i say into the light, drive in the night does it mean anything oh but lately i’ve been feeling low don’t you say, you don’t know well don’t say i didn’t drive into the night, into the light oh don’t say i didn’t drive and your body it breaks, whispers and shakes like we might meet again the telephone rings, dances and sings onto the floor and then we could stick together, into the ether darling you lead the way oh don’t you get so clever, never say never ask the t-t-time of day oh but lately i’ve been on my own don’t you say, you don’t know well don’t say i didn’t drive into the night, into the light oh don’t say i didn’t drive into the light, into the light i follow you, oo-oo-oo-oo-oooo oh i follow you into the night, get away from the light hey! hey! hey! hey! into the night, get away from the light (hey!) into the night, get away from the light (hey!) into the night, get away from the light (hey!) into the night, get away from the light (hey!) oh don’t say i didn’t drive into the night, into the light oh don’t say i didn’t drive into the light, into the light i follow you, oo-oo-oo-oo-oooo oh i follow you into the night, get away from the light into the night, get away from the light into the night, get away from the light into the night, get away from the light into the night, oh into the night
1
Night (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:55
7
You I Want Ruby Bones
03:06

Lyrics:

you're bleeding now freaking out shine a light put it out there's a knock knock knock at your front door metal scrapes across the floor you try to run make it right see the fear see the light of all your choices turned out wrong noiseless voices carry on when all your friends and former lovers won't uncover what you are, what you've done and oh your blood is dangerous it's you I want, you I want oh your blood is dangerous it's you I want, you I want on and on, won't be long on and on, you won't outrun oh your blood is dangerous it's you I want, you I want now all alone into the night you feel the air you turn to ice like a thunder from the loudest drum lightning strikes you through the bone you feel your heart break wake and shake try so hard to get away when the pressure builds and bubbles up seconds left till you’re long lost and meant to meet like star crossed lovers they'll uncover who you are and what you've done ‘cause oh your blood is dangerous it's you I want, you I want oh your blood is dangerous it's you I want, you I want on and on, won't be long on and on, you won't outrun oh your blood is dangerous it's you I want, you I want it's you I want, you I want it's you I want, you I want
1
You I Want (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:05
8
You're Still Here Ruby Bones
02:59

Lyrics:

if you’re still here, hanging round the halls books untouched, whispers in the walls i made it clear, that it’s you, not your love still here you come calling in the night, i don’t mind if you’re warm and got a light, i won’t hide so quell your fears, cause it’s you, not your love i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry oh oh oh oh oh oh but your tick tock, crooked heart, is out of time and all your pick pocket, little lines, they ain’t so white you made it clear, that it’s you, not your love i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry i said no, don’t tell me, you’re sorry oh oh oh oh oh
1
You're Still Here (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:59
9
Blackest Ice Ruby Bones
03:04

Lyrics:

well it’s cold at night, blackest ice you’ve been waiting for me to come alive and you’re feeling just fine, hooked up right you’ve been falling in love with dim moonlight and your partner don’t mind, oh she don’t lie you could feel the fright, all in the eyes oh no don’t ask why, just keep quiet you’re falling in love in dim moonlight and you’ll sell my soul, you’re so terrible and it’s just not right, in the night if you want it all, you can have it all set it all alight, in the night oh but don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead oh no, don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead no more taking it slow, i’m letting go when you feel cold hands around your throat no don’t shake it off, just stay close you got what you want, it’s not enough you keep hanging on me, love you keep hanging on me, love you keep hanging on me, love and i wanna know, is that enough? no, you’d sell my soul, you’re so terrible and it’s just not right, in the ni-i-i-i-ight oh but don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead, oh no no, don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead, dead, dead, dead, oh no dead, dead, dead, dead, oh no dead, dead, dead, dead, oh no dead, ahh dead, dead, dead, oh no dead, dead, dead, oh no dead, dead, dead, oh no dead, ohh oh but don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead oh no, don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead oh now don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead, oh no no, don't you go leave me for dead my darling don't you go leave me for dead
1
Blackest Ice (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:12
10
03:22

Lyrics:

your body took off from the ground all shook and shaken, on the out you never thought you would calm down and it's colder than you've ever known  slip through the undertow, oh you blast the speakers all blown out singing oh, don’t go you can find me hiding in the radio and I know in the back rooms and the ballrooms i’ll stay close your love, your love is chemical sounding from the underground your love, your love’s an animal honey don’t you let it out your love, your love is chemical find me when you get back down your love, yeah your love is chemical honey don’t you let it out your bones break, your heart aches all past regrets and mistakes fall off and float into the sound and it’s something that you never seen dark blood and dopamine, oh you know they’re flowing through you now singing oh, well don’t go i can’t take the way you’re breaking up so close and you know in the darkness i can feel your heart and all your love, your love is chemical sounding from the underground your love, your love’s an animal honey don’t you let it out your love, your love is chemical find me when you get back down your love, yeah your love is chemical honey don’t you let it out
1
Chemical (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:22
11
03:50

Lyrics:

it’s taken a turn for the worse now i don’t think you’ll make it through the night, through the night you treat this love like a curse yeah well, it’s gonna hold you back again this time, oh so get a hack saw, simple and winning i f-f-found a dull blade faking for a knife just lean back oh make an incision, don’t let them tell you this decision isn’t black and white, right ooo, you don’t know, yeah ooo you don’t want this life, oh yeah and ooo you don’t know, yeah ooo you don’t know that the night is still young, send me back to the living there’s a fire in my lungs, is it something i’m missing and you know you’re no fun, always taking not giving yeah you know you’re no fun, send me back to the living now you’ve been wining and dining taken to the task of averting eyes, like some politician lying shaking up the past, show me what you got, right i got a hack saw, just need a victim someone to go running through the woods at night, oh and switch my television basking in the glow just to kill the moonlight ooo, you don’t know, yeah ooo you don’t want this life, oh yeah and ooo you don’t know, yeah ooo you don’t know that the night is still young, send me back to the living there’s a fire in my lungs, is it something i’m missing and you know you’re no fun, always taking not giving yeah you know you’re no fun, send me back to the living back to the living, back to the living, yeah yeah, oh yeah yeah yeah…
1
No Fun (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:50