5th Gear

5th Gear

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5th Gear's sound edgy yet melodic. A shot of some good time, whiskey soaked, southern tinged mainstream rock. A cross between ZZ Top and Nickleback.

Biography

Formed in early 2004, 5th gear has played throughout Southern Florida building a healthy fan base and international following at hot spots such as the Clevelander Hotel in South Beach Miami and Blue Martini in West Palm Beach.

5th Gear’s resume includes airplay of their songs Crumble and Long Day on local top rated radio station 103.1 “the buzz” as well as being selected by the station to compete in their annual Buzz Bake Sales Battle of the Bands in 2005. The crew finished in the top 4 of over eighty bands competing. In July 2006, the band played the Thirsty Melon Music Festival in Louisville Kentucky, which was held inside Six Flags playing to several thousand people throughout the day. In January of 2007 the band shared the stage with Jimi Van Zandt and Georgia Satellites at the South Florida BBQ Festival playing to over 1000 BBQ and music fans. Also in 2007 the band played to over 500 people at the Clevelander Hotel for their pre Super Bowl Party that the city of Miami was hosting.

Preferring live gigs to studios, 5th Gear has been honing their stage and performace skills playing 4 nights a week doing covers ranging from Bob Marley to the mighty Zepplin. But their originals are just as powerful. In fact their first full length CD, Waiting For A Sign, is now available. This new material is broadcast quality and radio ready, having been mixed and mastered in Miami by Michael Fuller, who has credits with such national acts as Allman Brothers, Lynard Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Seven Mary Three and Nonpoint to name a few. The band successfully sells their CD's at live shows but also are successful through Internet sales from sites such as Cdbaby.com and downloads through Apple iTunes, iTunes Europe, iTunes Japan, Napster, MusicNet, MusicNow, Tradebit, Rhapsody and several other popular download sites.

As far as the future is concerned for 5th Gear, they’re now focusing on landing gigs with new venues throughout the country, and hopefully opening for some giant acts later this year.

Learn more about the band at the official website: www.5thgearmusic.com

Lyrics

Crumble

Written By: Jason Snider

Oh the sun begins to rise / as I wipe the tears from my eyes / yeah the image is in my head / of you lying round in his bed / why wont you tell me what you’ve done / no you cant tell me what you’ve done / no I cannot see in your eyes / as you put on your best disguise / all the little things that you do / will betray you when you are through / why wont you tell me what you’ve done / no you cant tell me / my world would crumble if you’ve been lying to me / my world would crumble if you’ve been lying to me / now I sit and wonder why / feel as if I’ve been cut down to size / easily handled in your hands / you’ve been burning light at both ends / why wont you tell me what you’ve done / no you cant tell me / my world would crumble if you’ve been lying to me / my world would crumble if you’ve been lying to me

Not Give In

Written By: Jason Snider

I feel so down
what am I doing here
its been such a long year
but still I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in

I see it all come crashing in
I can’t believe I’m standing here it’s been such a long year
but still I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in

I’ve been so down
what am I doing here
its been such a long year
but still I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in
I’ll not give in

I hate to break it you
but I will not give in
I hate you break it to you

Long Day

Written By: Jason Snider

Been struggling all my life
just to stay alive
Keep moving towards that light
I keep it in my mind
I won’t sway
from this path of mine
but I will pray for a better life

it’s been a long day
working for the man
it’s been a long day
why don’t you set me free
We’re all working hard
for the simple things
the things that fill our lives
never bitch about the little things never even try
Well I don’t care
what you think of me
but don’t you stare
I’ll break your ****ing teeth

it’s been a long day
working for the man
it’s been a long day
why don’t you set me free
it’s been a long day
working for the man
it’s been a long day
why don’t you set me free

Sorry

Written By: Jason Snider

It seems to me that we have learned nothing
we’d stop and try to relieve
and when I think I’m going out of my head
she tries explaining to me

she’s sorry
never intended on being so hard to please
she’s sorry
is what she says as she goes down on her knees

sometimes I think I can’t take anymore responsibility
and when I think she’s going to walk out the door
she turns to say to me

she’s sorry
never intended on being so hard to please
she’s sorry
is what she says as she goes down on her knees

well we’ve worked so hard
and we want so much
well I want answers
I need answers
like where’s this going
we’re always beating ourselves down , so down

she’s sorry, so sorry, yeah she’s sorry, so sorry
don’t be sorry, no don’t be sorry yeah
don’t be sorry, no just get down on your knees
don’t be sorry, no don’t be sorry yeah
don’t be sorry, no just get down on your knees

Broken

Written By: Jason Snider

Broken promises in the wind
can’t look back now to much sin remedies all torn away
in this world of mine without a key

my breath floats away
Seen the days I’ve been there before
don’t make sense disarray
seen the days wont go back for more
cause I’m broken again

got no time on this earth
got no patience for you girl
clock strikes zero on the wall
got no reason for you at all no

my breath floats away
Seen the days I’ve been there before
don’t make sense disarray
seen the days wont go back for more

This time I see you
for who you are
and I dont really need you
just go on back where you belong

cause Im broken again
and discontent everyday

my breath floats away
Seen the days I’ve been there before
don’t make sense disarray
seen the days wont go back for more
cause I’m broken again
and discontent everyday

Stars

Written By: Jason Snider

The stars are falling
falling right in front of me
the night is calling me back to you I’ll do anything to sing a melody sing this song just for you

right or wrong
I’ll ride along
Cause everyone
they wish for you for you

The worlds exploding
flashing for eternity
and heads are turning
watching you
you’re the sickness
eats me to the bone and then always makes me feign for you

the stars all fall
from night till dawn
on everyone
I wish for you
for you yeah

stars all fall
from night till dawn
on everyone
I wish for you
for you
for you
for you yeah

Discography

All songs are available on CD or by download on all major download sites including itunes. See website for direct links

5th Gear ep released 2005
1) Great sun
2) Together in Vain
3) Crumble
4) Shot Down

"Crumble" has been featured on 103.1 the Buzz out of West Palm Beach, FL.

2007 LP titled Waiting For A Sign
1. Not Give in
2. Long Day
3. Broken
4. Stars
5. Can't Live it Down
6. Like Rain
7. Sorry
8. Prim
9. Driving
10. Popularity
11. Waiting For A Sign

"Long Day" has been featured on 103.1 the Buzz out of West Palm Beach, FL.

Set List

In addition to having their own sound and a second cd of all original material available, 5th Gear also covers the following artists:3Doors Down, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, Audioslave, Billy Idol, Black Cowes, Blur, Bob Marley, Bush, Cake, Collective Soul, Cracker, Cream, Finger 11, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Fuel, Gavin DeGraw, Godsmack, Guns~N~Roses, Incubus, Jet, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mountain/Leslie West, Nickelback, Pearl Jam, Puddle of Mud, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Seether, Seven Mary Three, Steppenwolf, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, The Beatles, The Doors, The Killers, The Toadies, Three Days Grace, Tom Petty, Tonic, U2, Van Halen, Velvet Revolver, Weezer & ZZ Top.