Acrida

Acrida

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Acrida is like a combination of Breaking Benjamin instrumentation and a powerful female vocalist with soaring melodies.

Biography

ACRIDA (Uh-cree-duh) is an American hard rock band. The group's initial purpose was to escape from the monotony of everyday living. Music was a way to take out frustration. The energy from their songs helped them lead more balanced lives where anger, frustration, and depression were expressed in a healthy way that got crowds out of their chairs and onto their feet. Their purpose has changed, however, since their first encounters almost two years ago. They now not only reflect their own feelings that keep them energized, but give energy and passion to those who need it in the huddled crowds of passionate rock lovers waiting in the heat for the show to start.

Lyrics

Ghost (She is Still Alive)

Written By: Samantha Angelo

Lost in the dark sitting all alone,
she is broken yet no one knows.
Like a ghost she can disappear,
hoping that someone can see her here.

Waiting for the day
they will see her face,
and facing every day
feeling so ashamed.
She closes her eyes
as she starts to cry.
She may be dead inside,
but she is still alive.

Holding out her hand
on a busy street,
still produces nothing
but an empty feat.
And as they walk away,
no one will see her pain.

Waiting for the day
they will see her face,
and facing every day
feeling so ashamed.
She closes her eyes
as she starts to cry.
She may be dead inside,
but she is still alive.

Fake an empty smile
to a hollow face.
They don't care about you
any way.
And as they turn away
no one will see her pain.

Waiting for the day
they will see her face
and facing every day
feeling so ashamed.
She closes her eyes
as she starts to cry.
She may be dead inside,
but she is still alive.

Don't worry some day,
some day this all will fade.
And soon enough
this ghostly state
will all just fade away.
The pain you feel inside
will become clear in their minds.
You won't be dead inside,
you will be alive.

Waiting for the day
they will see her face,
and facing every day
feeling so ashamed.
She closes her eyes
as she starts to cry.
She may be dead inside,
but she is still alive.
She is still alive.
She is still alive.

Concealed

Written By: Samantha Angelo

Breaking through just to find
what's concealed by all the lies.
Force myself inside the mind,
just to know what's right.

They say it, I hear it.
They fake it, I feel it.
It's a mystery
what they feel inside.
Constantly wondering,
"Can I kill the lie?"

Breaking through just to find
what's concealed by all the lies.
Force myself inside the mind,
just to know what's right.

They judge me, I know it.
I try not to show it.
I want to understand
what they feel inside.
Inside it's killing me.
I need to know what's right.

Do I have the right or
am I paranoid?
Someday I will know
the truth and not the lie.

Breaking through just to find
what's concealed by all the lies.
Force myself inside the mind,
just to know what's right.

I am so sick
(I am so sick).
My mind cannot take it
(My mind cannot take it).

Breaking through just to find
what's concealed by all the lies.
Force myself inside the mind,
just to know what's right.

Hunger

Written By: Seth Davis

Tell me what to do,
I am hopeless.
Take away our thoughts,
give us what we want,
I know less.
Where do the dreams start?
Where do our lives end?
Hunger, for what is the new trend.

Please open your eyes,
please wake up.
Please take a breath,
please try and get up.
Please open your eyes.
Please open your eyes.
Please open your eyes,
please wake up.
Please take a breath,
please try and get up.
Please open your eyes
Please open your eyes.
Can you hear me?
If you can tell me.

Don't know the cause of our lesions.
I'll give you more to be diminished.
Where do the dreams start?
Where do our lives end?
Hunger, for this is our end.

Please open your eyes,
please wake up.
Please take a breath,
please try and get up.
Please open your eyes.
Please open your eyes.
Please open your eyes,
please wake up.
Please take a breath,
please try and get up.
Please open your eyes
Please open your eyes.
Can you hear me?
If you can tell me.

Please open your eyes,
let me inside,
inside the void that is your mind.
Please open your eyes,
let me inside,
inside the void that is your mind.
Please open your eyes,
let me inside,
inside the void that is your mind.

Please open your eyes,
please wake up.
Please take a breath,
please try and get up.
Please open your eyes.
Please open your eyes.
Please open your eyes,
please wake up.
Please take a breath,
please try and get up.
Please open your eyes
Please open your eyes.
Can you hear me?
If you can tell me.

Unspoken (Original)

Written By: Samantha Angelo

The warmth of your skin
sends shivers down my spine.
And our hearts,
they beat in perfect time.

And just before you wake,
I will be safe right here
in your arms.
And just before I open my eyes,
I will visualize
that you are mine.

Don't wake me
if I'm dreaming.
Right here is the
only place I want to be.
With you I feel safe,
you're my protector.
If only you felt,
you felt the same.

And just before you wake,
I will be safe right here
in your arms.
And just before I open my eyes,
I will visualize
that you are mine.

Don't ignore me.
We belong together.
Why can't you hear me?
Just hear me.

Broken Gates

Written By: Samantha Angelo

Take away all your fears
and thoughtless feelings.
It's time to change,
and make this life
worth living in again.

This life you have created has landed you here.
The lies you have invented disappeared.

Beyond these iron bars
and concrete walls,
lies another fate.
Look past this useless life
and faceless lies,
and start to create.
You will make this right and fill this void.
Hold nothing back.
You will make it through
and break right through,
the broken gates of your mind.
Your fears won't win this time.
In the battle of yourself you will succeed.

Break away,
it's time to face your future.
Seeing crystal clear
what you have created.
You will change today
and make this life worth living in again.

This life you have created
has landed you here.
The lies you have invented disappeared.

Beyond those iron bars
and concrete walls,
lies another fate.
Look past this useless life and faceless lies,
and start to create.
You will make this right
and fill this void.
Hold nothing back.
You will make it through
and break right through,
the broken gates of your mind.
Your fears won't win this time.
In the battle of yourself you will succeed.

Change today,
become the one you wanted to be.

Don't Go

Written By: Samantha Angelo / Acrida

Every day wouldn't be the same
without you by my side.
The world would just seem gray.
You make me realize that all of this
is worth it everyday.
So please don't go away.

Just take me in your arms,
Hold me, never let me go.
I hope you know
there's no place I would rather be.
You are my world,
So please, don't go
and leave me alone.

All my cares just melt away,
When you look at me.
You heal my soul.
So hear my words,
and breathe them in.
I want only you, I want only you.

Just take me in your arms,
Hold me, never let me go.
I hope you know
there's no place I would rather be.
You are my world,
So please, don't go
and leave me alone.

Please don't leave me alone.

Just take me in your arms,
Hold me, never let me go.
I hope you know
there's no place I would rather be.
You are my world,
So please, don't go
and leave me alone.

Eclipse

Written By: Samantha Angelo / Mike Giguere

Just pretend, believe your lie.
Nothing you do now can ever justify.

I hate it, you fake it.
Just to get close to me.
Can't take it, you're jaded.
You can't be a part of me.

See the fire in your eyes.
Aggravated I can't be your prize.
So long ago you took away,
every single ounce of faith I had in everything.
So this is the price you pay.

I hate it, you fake it.
Just to get close to me.
Can't take it, you're jaded.
You can't be a part of me.

Feed me line after line.
I wont fall for it this time.
You see with out you I'm just fine.
I gave you a part of me.
It's not my fault you couldn't see how much I meant to you.
I'm sorry, there's nothing you can do.

You pulled me down,
made me into this.
Because of you I can never trust again.
So you think that now after everything you've done,
some bullshit lines will make me fall for you.

I hate it, you fake it.
Just to get close to me.
Can't take it, you're jaded.
You can't be a part of me.

Feed me line after line.
I wont fall for it this time.
You see with out you I'm just fine.
I gave you a part of me.
It's not my fault you couldn't see how much I meant to you.
I'm sorry, there's nothing you can do.

I see right through your games.
I deal with this every day.
You think you're clever.
You think we belong together.

When did this become about you?
(You could never be so wrong)
I thought you couldn't live with out me.
(You could never be so wrong)
What seemed to happen this time?
(You could never be so wrong)
I thought you, you were mine.
(So wrong, you're wrong)

You are wrong, Never be so wrong.
Wrong, you are wrong.

Break

Written By: Samantha Angelo / Acrida

She starts to break,
while he's away.
The clock will tick
as she goes insane.
The more he lies,
the more she tries to hide
that she is losing control.

So as you break down,
you watch your world start to break away.
With no direction,
you close your eyes and run from the pain.

He starts to break,
cause she won't stay.
The pain sinks in as she pulls away.
The more she lies,
the more he tries to hide
that he is losing control.

So as you break down,
you watch your world start to break away.
With no direction,
you close your eyes and run from the pain.

You will break while they're away.
You fall apart as they break your heart.
You will break while they're away.
You fall apart as they break your heart.

So as you break down,
you watch your world start to break away.
With no direction,
you close your eyes and run from the pain.

Mine

Written By: Samantha Angelo

So tell me I’m not good enough,
can’t do a thing without you.
Just break me, bring me down.
Mold me to fit your image;
perfection in every way.
But I won’t sell my soul today.

You cannot decide
how to rule my mind.
I am taking hold of
what’s inside.
I’m feeling
like a loaded gun.
It’s time
to take back what is mine.

Your words fall just out of reach,
I’m sorry I can’t hear you.
Don’t tell me how I should live,
you know nothing about me.
I’m stronger without you here,
and I won’t give myself away.

You cannot decide
how to rule my mind.
I am taking hold of
what’s inside.
I’m feeling
like a loaded gun.
It’s time
to take back what is mine.

The One to Blame

Written By: Samantha Angelo

Dark clouds fogging up my sight;
making shadows, killing light.
And as the darkness fills my mind,
I’m left abandoned.
Then the lightning strikes my heart,
and I begin to come apart.

As I start to falter,
all my walls come crashing down.
Here I am broken open for you to see.
Add the fuel to fi re
and watch my life go up in flames.
Here I am slowly burning,
and I have myself to blame.

Rain falls, making puddles in my mind,
slowly drowning all my drive.
And as the water starts to rise,
I’m left abandoned.
So, I guess I’m giving in.
I guess I let this win.

As I start to falter,
all my walls come crashing down.
Here I am broken open for you to see.
Add the fuel to fire,
and watch my life go up in flames.
Here I am slowly burning,
and I have myself to blame.

Discography

Rebirth (EP)- coming soon!

Lifeless (EP)
available mp3s on iTunes and at the following links
http://www.rhapsody.com/acrida/lifeless
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_dmusic?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=Acrida

Set List

An example of a typical set list is about 30 - 45 minutes and may or may not include the following:

Break
Concealed
The One to Blame
Don't Go
Ghost (She is Still Alive)
Broken Gates
Burn
Sober (Tool Cover)
Unspoken
Mine