Of Mice & Men Debut “Bones Exposed”

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Christmas music is pretty much everywhere you look these days, but Of Mice & Men are keeping things heavy with the release of a new track titled “Bones Exposed.”

The second song to surface off Of Mice & Men’s forthcoming album, “Bones Exposed” is a hard-hitting single that packs a powerful mix of sing/scream vocals into a riff-driven rock juggernaut that goes far beyond anything Of Mice & Men have delivered to date. The lyrics tell of a relationship on the rocks and the inability to move on until the other chooses to do the same, with a hook that touches on the pain of unattended wounds. It’s no doubt powerful stuff, but in my opinion the true star is the instrumentation. You can stream “Bones Exposed” and decide for yourself at the end of this post.

Restoring Force, the new album from Of Mice & Men, arrives in stores January 28. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on “Bones Exposed.”

Lyrics:

It’s like loving a lion that cannot be tamed,
I snap at the thought or the sound of your name.
Pulling teeth from my stomach,
you’ve been eaten alive.
My blood fills your lungs,
my soul, your inside.

My feet they stand on ashes,
from the fires that you’ve made.
Burning bridges,
just to save your face.

If I say I wouldn’t be hostile,
could you say you would do the same?
If we’re all made just a little bit broken,
tell me who is to blame?

I’m sensing a feeling picking wounds of regret,
that left alone there’s no scarring ill dig & ill dig,
scratching & itching ill keep biting my lip,
from this pain that I’m feeling,
picking wounds of regret.

A cut cannot heal,
unless you leave it alone.
I’ll open mine daily,
leaving bones exposed.

If I say I wouldn’t be hostile,
could you say you would do the same?
If we’re all made just a little bit broken,
tell me who is to blame?

Standing on ashes from the fires you’ve made,
burning your bridges just to save your face.

Wounds of regret.

If I say I wouldn’t be hostile,
could you say you would do the same?
If we’re all made just a little bit broken,
tell me who is to blame?

We’re broken, imperfect,
we were all made the same.
We’re broken, imperfect,
we are all to blame.

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