Alias Grace

Alias Grace

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Alias Grace can rock your face off with power chords, melt your heart & mind with spirituality and turn you on, all in one album.

Biography

Alias Grace has its roots in 90s alt-rock and its limbs extending into contemporary pop-rock. The recent, self-produced album 'When I Close My Eyes' is a journey of self-exploration musically and spiritually. Lead singer and songwriter Mike Callahan uses many different forms of song construction, keeping one guessing what the next song will sound like. Callahan's honest and upfront lyrics range from thought-provoking philosophy to shocking sexual aggression.
The Band was lucky enough to work with multi-platinum producer/engineer Michael Seifert on a few tracks of the album. Seifert felt the songs 'Crashing' and especially 'Slide' had radio potential.
Alias Grace also won the 'Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting' award for the song 'Warm and Naked' from the 9th annual Great American Song Contest.
Still, Alias Grace is a band to see play live. The energy in their live show is still unmatched by any of their recordings to date.

Scene Magazine Demo Review:
"Cleveland quintet [Alias Grace] has crossover appeal written all over it, rocking just hard enough for active rock radio and sounding nonthreatening enough for adult-contemporary formats. It often sounds like a band hellbent on melding Coldplay with A Perfect Circle. The demo's three tracks feature basic rock structures topped with grand atmospherics in the form of piano and soaring vocals from singer Mike Callahan."

Lyrics

50 Million Angels

Written By: Fuzion

50 Million Angels chronicles the love affair between a man and an angel that wants to take him to Heaven. This song’s rocking intro gives way to a soft, melodic verse, which is followed by the catchy pre-chorus and chorus that showcase the band’s vocals.

Lyrics:

Just give me your fears
She said softly to my ears
Just open up, open up
And you’ll see the place
That few have ever imagined

Oh my God
She’s a true born angel
A soul that my soul can depend on
Shooting star took my heart
And branded her name
On the flame of eternity

Let go, fly higher
Than any man has gone

Once it’s clear
And we’re through the atmosphere
I’ll take you on a journey with me
That I’m told cannot be done
Just open up, open up
And you’ll see the place
That few have ever imagined

Light it up
Fifty million angels
And I couldn’t hold my tears back
Too much love
Too much understanding
Was all I had thought
Humans could have been

Let go, fly higher
Than any man has gone

Sometimes life throws you things
You cannot answer right away
That’s when it comes down
To what’s in you
And you’ve got it all
So once it’s clear
And we’re through the atmosphere
Just open up, open up
And you’ll see the place
That few have ever imagined

Light it up
Fifty million angels
And I couldn’t hold my tears back
Shooting star took my heart
And branded her name
On the flame of eternity

Let go, fly higher
Than any man has gone

Call My Name

Written By: Fuzion

This is the story of two lovers who make a pact to meet in each other’s dreams, because they cannot be together while they are awake. Once there, they decide they want to stay asleep--forever. From beginning to end the song is upbeat and intense. The verse chops its way into the vocal-driven chorus as the bass dances along the drum beat. These elements come together with keys and crunchy distortion to create a wild punk rock song that club-goers love the first time they hear it.

Lyrics:

Here’s a little old story
About a love so much better
Than that old love
That we put up with while
Someone we, somewhere we
Dream

Silas wanted to take Luna out
To the furthest star
But couldn’t get her out
From her parents’ cage
So Silas said “(expletive) it
I’m bustin’ in.”
And out they ran
Until the Feds caught them
Before they pulled the two apart
As Luna cried out, Silas said,

“Call my name as you pray
With this old amulet
Your true wish it will grant
And I will come to your dreams.”

Silas went to jail
Luna went home to lie in bed
She called his name
Until she fell asleep
Soaring over mountains
Hand in hand
They flew through clouds
And overlooked islands
She said,
“The only thing that hurts
Is that I know this has to end.”

“Call my name as you pray
With this old amulet
Your true wish it will grant
We could stay here forever.”

“Call my name as you pray
With this old amulet
Your true wish it will grant
We will never awaken.”

Sunset Dawn

Written By: Fuzion

No song in the Fuzion catalog has lasted longer than Sunset Dawn. Like all things that survive, it has changed, molded, and adapted to every phase of the band’s songwriting. Its latest incarnation starts with an acoustic intro that welcomes the band after the first verse. From there, the song steadies itself until it explodes in the final minute with haunting, interwoven vocal melodies. The message is less optimistic and more contemplative about how difficult it can be to believe in anything.

Lyrics:

Change the sun into a star
And the Earth into one of its moons
When we’re gone life will go on
So I ask what our threat is to whom

I remember being the beast
Which roamed and ate savage and free
Torn away from that life
I hide in a land of disease

Say these words, make them rhyme
Pretend that you know how to feel
Speak of wisdom that’s deep inside
And act as if man really cares

Sell the glory and feed them the pride
‘Till they choke and fall dead from the hate
Take my mind and turn it to (expletive)
‘Cause I’d much rather watch this at ease

Tell me a story of harmony please
And show me a sign of your soul
Don’t dim the light
I’m already so blind
That I thought we could live here in peace

And if this prophecy’s next on the line
Could we hasten this fighting and go
Being dead might be better than life
And I won’t say I’ll be sad to see it go

Still I try to believe
But it just makes it harder on me

Tears of the Ones Left Behind

Written By: Fuzion

In a cold low-lit room
He carves words into maroon
Concrete walls all day
Rope of thought begins to fray
Closing vice of mind
Squeezes soul and shatters time
Rugged knife digs on
And his carvings say

Blast off they go
To a world the rest will only wish was true
From their ravaged planet

Fighting cold autumn night
Thousands wait to watch their plight
Soldiers beat them back
Leading others down the path
Engines up, all clear
People shriek and shout with fear
Clouds of fire and smoke
Leave bystanders choking

Blast off they go
To a world the rest will only wish was true
From their ravaged planet Blue
Blast off they go
To a world the rest will only wish was true
From their ravaged planet

He was told to move on
As the crowd was closing in
When they pushed too hard
Soldiers opened fire on them
Mixed with bloodstains in the ground
If they come back they will find
Tears of the ones left behind

Starlight Returning

Written By: Fuzion

Does starlight have a real destination
Or is this somehow all
A perfect miscalculation
It’s something so unknown
For something so involv
This moment is our own
This mystery unsolved

The sun prepares a home
So perfect with its love
No one is shunned
The Earth becomes a home
So perfect with its love
No one is shunned
So why do we shun ourselves, oh Lord

Does starlight have an imagination
Is it in her vibe
The purpose of all creation
Is this the endless song
Sung by the universe
Are we cool chorus parts
Or some supporting verses

The sun prepares a home
So perfect with its love
No one is shunned
The Earth becomes a home
So perfect with its love
No one is shunned
So why do we shun ourselves, oh Lord

Starlight is calling me out again
I am returning

Warm and Naked

Written By: Fuzion

You look so sexy in that skirt
Your legs have been on my mind
Since the first time I watched you wear it
I smell your skin beneath that shirt
Soft lips under warm blankets
In sweet slow motion

You lay there all warm and naked
And I’ll do all the things
I’ve read about to make you feel so good
Your concerns are confiscated
And you can’t have them back
Until I’m done, until I’ve had my way

Whether by scented candle
Or deep blue sky
I’ll be your warrior of love tonight
It’s not the thrill of the chase
Girl it’s the thrill of the kill
With my will in your body
And your heart surrounding

You lay there all warm and naked
And I’ll do all the things
I’ve read about to make you feel so good
Your concerns are confiscated
And you can’t have them back
Until I’m done, until I’ve had my way

Your energy is not wasted on me
You let it out and I feed upon it
Every time you give in to me
I learn a little bit more

Just lay there all warm and naked
And I’ll do all the things
I’ve read about to make you feel so good
Your concerns are confiscated
And you can’t have them back
Until I’m done, until I’ve had my way
With you

Let go, just let go

Crashing

Written By: Alias Grace

On a star that never fades
I am riding into your life
I’ve been waiting for you
I’ve been waiting for you
Like a wave that heads for shore
From the center of the ocean
I’ve been waiting for this
I’ve been waiting for this

Crashing of heavenly bodies
One kiss is all it takes

I’m a stranded cannibal
Losing weight and losing my mind
I’m so hungry for you
Oh so hungry for you
I’m a lonely meteor
Finally finding home in the sun
It’s this crash that makes us one
We are made one by this

Crashing of heavenly bodies
One kiss is all it takes
Burning bright through the midnight sky
We’ll overtake the moon and be
The brightest crashing there’s ever been

Crashing of heavenly bodies
One kiss is all it takes
Maybe I don’t know what love is
But I know that it is something like this

Slide

Written By: Alias Grace

You’ve got a real smooth body a motor that hums
Like you’ve been firing eight cylinders with overhead love
I will get my chance to fill up your tank
Put your pedal to the metal put an end to your swank

Oh my Lord you’re something to see
I’ll take a look under the hood and girl you know what I mean
Your dynamometry your powerful engine
Pull the trigger for the inner beast of every man

If you want it I’m gonna give it
No lady will confess that she’s got needs
You’re gonna love the way that I slide

Girl you got a rhythm that’s haunting
A body that you work for so you flaunt it
You drive a man out of his mind
Attacking every single curve because you handle so tight

Don’t slow down keep picking up speed
Send a shiver through my spine I know you’re weak in the knees
We can’t turn back now we’re moving too fast
There’s a straightaway ahead so catch your breath and relax

If you want it I’m gonna give it
No lady will confess that she’s got needs
You’re gonna love the way that I slide

One on one (hips, hips, hips, hips)
Baby, baby, babe, come on and let it out
Baby, baby, babe come on and let it go
Baby, baby, babe you really drive me wild
Baby, baby, babe wanna come in

If you want it I’m gonna give it
No lady will confess that she’s a freak
You’re gonna love the way that I slide

Your gonna love it, your gonna love it
I know you won’t be able to get enough
Your gonna love it, your gonna love this

For The Soldiers

Written By: Alias Grace

Mamma I ain’t ever gonna be the same
I watched my best friend die
And even held his brains
And oh how the others
Went up in a sudden blaze
Mamma I ain’t ever gonna be the same

Civilians like complaining about nothing
And they also get to have things their way

For the soldiers
When they can’t breathe in life again
Who will cry for them
Who will fight for them
Who will die for them
Like they die for you

Papa I ain’t ever gonna be your son again
I’ll smile and shake your hand
But inside I am dead
And oh what a fool
To wish you would be proud of me
Papa I ain’t ever gonna be your son again

Civilians like complaining about nothing
And they also get to have things their way
For the soldiers
When they can’t breathe in life again
Who will cry for them
Who will fight for them
Who will die for them
Like they die for you

Part of me still wishes
I was fighting in the trenches
For your privileges
I will never let go of the time
I couldn’t bring myself to fire back
Because one of their lives
Should’ve been mine
My closest friends will always be
Outside the vaults of what I’ve seen
And that’s a fact I cannot take back

For the soldiers
When they can’t breathe in life again
Who will cry for them
Who will fight for them
Who will die for them
Like they die for you

Discography

When I Close My Eyes
Features the award-winning tracks "Warm and Naked", "Slide", and "Crashing".

Set List

Alias Grace can play a 45 minute set of originals to 3 hours of covers and originals.