ZeroShift

ZeroShift

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We are a hard rock band from Northern Virginia, with a high energy stage presence and songs that will have you hooked after the first listen. Having played a wide array of shows from small local showcases to opening slots for major national bands, ZeroShift is a band to watch.

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Biography

ZeroShift is a band out of Northern Virginia comprised of four members; J.T Gray on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Chris Baella on lead guitar, Zach Bonner on bass and backing vocals, and Jared Hornaday on drums. Fusing elements of hard rock, alternative, metal, and Gothenburg style melodies, ZeroShift has created a sound that is familiar yet uniquely their own. While gaining popularity and a regular following, ZeroShift has played at local venues around the D.C Area such as Auld Shebeen, O'Shaughnessy's, Jammin' Java, and the nationally known Jaxx Nightclub. Along they way they've had spots both headlining and opening for touring acts such as Days of the New, Smile Empty Soul, The Exies, and TRAPT.

The stage presence that ZeroShift presents consistently at every show is one of the many assets of the band. As a vocalist, J.T Gray has a way of reaching out to the audience at every show and making each person in attendance feel as though it personalized just for them. Their lyrics are full of hidden meanings and subtle references that allow the audience to apply them directly to their own lives, engaging them in a way that only a truly talented band can.

The band entered the studio with Scott Spelbring in November of 2011 to record their debut full length album.

Lyrics

Story Told

Written By: ZeroShift

Got me stuck in this hole
when you gonna let me go
always trying to kick me down
whenever i try to climb out
Yea you make me feel real good
I remember thinking you would
got to put you back in the past
now that i can see your plan

Because I've always known
that you let love grow
Then you rip away
all that I've tried to save
and you, love the sound
of my life crashing down (crashing down)

If only I could look ahead
clear the clouds from my mind
maybe i could keep you near
instead of leaving you behind
we will never have it that way
you just insist you stay
then you'll become a disease
paralyzing all you seize

Now I realize
that you ruin lives
You grip my skin
and tear me from within
my eyes have gone dim
Its time I quit this

One more time, then I'll go dry
the story's told, now let me go
I'm on my own, I must control
and let you know, I wont go home

You take all that you want from me
You destroy an distort my reality
Now that I'm here, begging please
release your grip and let me be

One more time, then I'll go dry
the story's told, but I cant go
it would be nice, but I cant fight
Im all alone, I've lost control (lost control)

The Garden

Written By: ZeroShift

It's late now
past midnight
you enter
intruder
This tunnel
has no light
it's alright
run for cover
Their echoes
draw nearer
wish you could see things clearer
A doorway
locked so tight
The Greenhouse - is there time

What's inside
We try to hide
tragic lies
existence is nothing
tucked away
decades of pain
our plight
brings light

Their garden grows
a single rose
with thorns so sharp
it controls you
so be alarmed
of broken hearts
their fear can
take a hold of you.....

The scene of
their murder
Your time safe
must press further
They watch you
cautiously
approach to lift their burden
Evidence
keeps mounting
they had no chance to show
The dirty
villan lies
coldness swallows your eyes

You only see what they deem needs
to fill your mind

What do you want from me
This what you came to see
This garden is all we have

You've....seen...no....thing x2

Our parents took us from our homes
left us here all on our own
We've been dead, rotting for years
This rose is watered by our tears

You feel ashamed that you had came
Their peace denied

What's inside
We try to hide
tragic lies
existence is nothing
tucked away
decades of pain
our plight
brings light

Their garden grows
a single rose
with thorns so sharp
it controls you
so be alarmed
of broken hearts
their fear can
take a hold of you.....

Place to Hide

Written By: ZeroShift

I see the hunger in your eyes
got your sights on something that is mine
And you feel you can take it all away
But you wont, I'll be left with nothing

Can you feel pain?
it's what i'm bringing to you
Try and touch me
Last thing you'll ever do

Im thinking you should run for shelter
Find a place you'll be safe tonight
You'll never get what your going after
When I catch you, I wont spare your life
Find...A Place To Hide

Witness the heaving of your breath
You cant stop, there's no chance to rest
Did you think you could pass my test today?
Im the mountain, always in your way

And I wont quit
Not for anyone
C'mon and try me
I'll leave your world undone

Im thinking you should run for shelter
Find a place you'll be safe tonight
You'll never get what your going after
When I catch you, I wont spare your life
Find...A Place To Hide

I~~~ bet you try so
Hard~~~ you knew it from the
Start~~~ impatience burns your
Heart~~~ Now your over!

Spite....Ignites....Fight....Failure

Im thinking you should run for shelter
Find a place you'll be safe tonight
You'll never get what your going after
When I catch you, I wont spare your life

Find...A Place To Hide

Tear Me Down

Written By: ZeroShift

A future once bright, I've become nothing
Can I find the will to change
How do I keep holding it together
When its always me, you blame

Why dont slide
into the light
show me your soul
what can you take?
Question my pride
I hold it tight
feeling you taunting
developing rage

My whole life's a shame
(A shame I let you own)
I've been tucked away
(buried in your cave)
My two eyes will save
(now open, i promise)
You wont tear me down
(NEVER AGAIN)

The scene I've set
should now becoming clearer
Its a world we share, not yours
How do you keep pretending its forever
When i've always been ignored

Why don't you crawl
into your hole
show me your tail
can you be tamed?
Observe the fall
heart black as coal
feeling you wanting
developing hate

My whole life's a shame
(A shame I let you own)
I've been tucked away
(buried in your cave)
My two eyes will save
(now open, i promise)
You wont tear me down
(NEVER AGAIN)

Holding on again....
(without you seems so cold)
colder then the wind....
(enjoying the fall)
falling from within....
(missed you all along)
along I wished for this
(never again because)

After all we've shared
---temptation wont disappear
its here again
---How I love the
consequence it sends
---taking me much
closer to the end
---begging you for more...

Calm Before The Storm

Written By: ZeroShift

Tick tock the clock keeps ticking
as time starts to dissipate
gonna get to see some action
how long must they make you wait
You've got your bible near you
seems like now you need the faith
a picture of your wife would do
so you wont forget her face

Is she worth fighting for?
it's a thought you've explored
are we all worth fighting for
its a thought you cant ignore

You cant hide, the way you feel inside
once you realize, your life has become a threat
Will you know, which way to go
you can't run, when your life becomes a threat

take a drag from a cigarette
just to cure the hunger pains
bombs bursting in the distance
numbs your face like Novocaine
you can see the truth now
but it doesnt matter anyway
you heard an hour ago
your baby girl was born today

And she's worth fighting for
there's no doubt anymore
are we all worth fighting for
there's no question anymore

The sky turns black, no turning back
All now silent, in the calm before the storm
(It was the calm before the storm)

It is time, THE BATTLE WILL RAGE FORTH
It is time, TO SHOW THEM WHAT YOUR WORTH

They will always be there
We will always be there
One whole nation that cares
Now it's time FOR YOU TO FACE YOUR FEAR

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Written By: ZeroShift

v-1
I remember being young
so disgusted by everyone
how their faces look the same
I remembered
that's when i ran into you
all the lessons you put me through
and the feelings that you gave
felt like something

pre-1
(You, You) you taught me
(You, You) you brought me
(You, You) you dropped me
(Why, Why) why the downward spiral

Chorus
I was a functioning member of
society that i thought was wrong
I sought rebellion
and how slowly you enabled
I lost my family and everything
best friends that won't even look at me
I beg forgiveness
they say, maybe when your sober

v-2
Don't they see I need you
Why'd they turn their back on me
will they ever understand
I need something
If that's how they play the game
I will go and do the same
burst right thru their walls of shame
I've been forgotten

pre-2
(I, I) I'll run now
(I, I) I'll fall down
(I, I) I'll scream out
(Why, Why) Why they never answer

Bridge
I feel alive, when I
can hold you in my arms
but I can see that now
I'm falling apart

Discography

ZeroShift EP - 2010
Calm Before the Storm - 2012

Set List

The Truth
The Garden
Altered State of Mind
Story Told
Highlights
Calm Before the Storm
Tear Me Down
Place To Hide
Highway
Enabled
Shine
Cold to Me