A Quiet Mind

A Quiet Mind

 Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
BandRockMetal

Our songs range from sappy-regretful-heartache ballads to kick-you-in-the-teeth-and-spit-on-your-mother hard rock scream-alongs. We are an interesting mesh of heavy metal guitar riffs, powerful and moving vocals, solid bass lines and multi-influenced drumming that brings the whole package together.

Biography

A Quiet Mind rose from the murky depths of a humble karaoke bar in Corpus Christi, TX. In May 2007, three regular patrons of the bar joined with the bar's own DJ and began the works of what would later become a five piece hard rock orchestra of passion and aggression. In June, they debuted live at KC's Place, the bar the band will always call home. Since then, AQM has been featured on Corpus Christi's Rock Radio Station C101 on the undrground music promotion show called, New, as well as a Sinister Music Co. Compilation Disc including: Soil and The Max Cavalera Project, that was distributed Nationally. AQM has also been honored to have opened for a few national bands such as :: Sponge, Sevendust, Mudvayne, Nonpoint, HED P.E., In This Moment, A New Revolution, Soulidium and Eyes Set to Kill. Their songs range from sappy-regretful-heartache ballads to kick-you-in-the-teeth-and-spit-on-your-mother hard rock scream-alongs. A few members came and went at the start of the band's short career, but they have settled on :: Steve Vasquez on lead vocals, David Bray and Chris Tapia on guitar and backing vocals, Marcus Dane on bass and Animal on drums.

Lyrics

Awakened By Sirens

Written By: A Quiet Mind

I woke up with no one there
Awakened by sirens
Going off in my dreams
I remember everything
Its all so much clearer
Seeing memories in a whole new light
What once I held sacred I now see scarred

(Take it away) I'm all but dead
(Take it away) These lucid dreams
(Take it away) They turn to nightmares
(Take it away) Torn at the seams

(Chorus)
I would trade it all away
Just to see another rainy day
I try to rise above but I fall
On my face again
When I awake

I woke up to what I'd done
The man I was shatters
And all I needed from you was
Something that matters
You leave me here
You don't look back
You leave me nothing
Why won't this pain go away

Chorus

I'm all but dead. These lucid dreams.
They turn to nightmares torn at the seams.
You leave me here. You don't look back.
You leave me nothing
But pain

Chorus

I can hardly believe you
Or anything you say
Why won't you come and
Take this pain away
I try to rise above but I fall
On my face again

Blemish

Written By: A Quiet Mind

I'm not the man that I used to be
And I notice it daily
And everybody that I used to see
They don't see me
I can feel it all over me
And I'm saying this honestly
Its not like me

(Chorus)
Everything has changed since the day you said goodbye to me
Come lately and you won't recognize me
I've changed so much lately
If you could see me now I'm ashamed of what you would see
A new man now but I don't think it's bettered me

What were you trying to find in me?
All the things you couldn't see
I tried so hard
All the years this lie went on
There's so many things that went wrong
Its all in vein

(Chorus 2)
Cause everything has changed since the day you said goodbye to me
Come lately and you won't recognize me
I've changed so much lately
If you could see me now I'm ashamed of what you would see
A new man now but I don't think its bettered me
I sometimes don't remember who I used to be
Here's what's left when you take the biggest part of me
When you take it from me

Well I can't see. Well I can't be
What it is that has changed in me
'Cause this life I breathe's
Not the one that I see inside my head
Inside my head

My head

Chorus 2

Blood Brothers

Written By: A Quiet Mind

Coming to get you
Nowhere for you to hide
Well you start to scream
And I close my eyes
Fight as hard as you can
Do what you will
Well your time has come
We're blood brothers for life

(Chorus)
And I'll wait forever
Just to watch you crumble down
And I won't be happy
Till your arms and legs are bound

I'll make you suffer
Just like I did
She was my wife
Mother to my kid
Down on your knees
A blade across your throat
I crack a crooked smile
As you start to choke

(Chorus 2)
And I'll wait forever
Just to watch you crumble down
And I won't be happy
Till your arms and legs are bound
Its time for you to pay for all the
Shit you did to me
No way to resist this
Feel my misery

Eye Not I

Written By: A Quiet Mind

Awaken!
My hands are shaking
My vision's blurry!
Its hard for me to see
I try to stand on my own two feet
My head is spinning
Nothing seems to make any sense
As I'm staring into time

So I take my pills
To clear away the lights
The image stares back
And its not me

(Chorus)
This is silence through circumstance
This is what it takes to be me
Everyone around me thinks that I can't stand
So if this is what I'm made of
Come try to break me down
And you will come to see its in this eye, not I

Well pistons are pumping
Way too fast
Determination
Won't let me die
I try to stand on my own two feet
My head's still spinning
Nothing seems to make any sense
As I'm staring into time

I reach out to touch it
And it pulls away
Its the me inside
That's been missing all along

Chorus

Try to bring me down
You'll never bring me down
Try to break me down
You'll never break me down

Chorus

Ignition

Written By: A Quiet Mind

Into the Distance
the darker that i get
Colder the feeling
when nothing but a shell is left
Rise from the ashes
burnt and burdened from the light
This tunnel gazes
blackened by desire

Ignition...

(Chorus)
Steel walls don't make my prison
nor iron bars a cage
You can't control my anger
there's nothing left to say
Feel my vicious wrath
the sorrow of despair
I'm dwelling in the depths of hell
and soon i'll take you there
Back from the darknes
won't be burdened anymore
No devastation
insecurities have hit the floor
Open the door
let my savior be unearthed
Broken the bondage
that was wrapped around my heart

Ignition...

(Chorus)

Set List

Eye Not I (4:35)
Awakened by Sirens (4:57)
Blood Brothers (3:06)
The Truth (6:00)
Memento (3:25)
Blemish (4:12)
Reflection (6:37)
Bloodshed (2:56)
Psuedo Hero (4:47)
Ignition (3:25)

10 Songs
Est. Set Time 1Hour

We typically play one cover every show.

Covers:
Black - Sevendust
My own Summer - Deftones
Zombie (our rendition) - The Cranberry's
Them Bones - Alice and Chains
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N' Roses