A Welcome Distraction

A Welcome Distraction

 El Monte, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

We're 'A Welcome Distraction', We grew up in the 90's with Green Day, Pantera, Metallica, and Nirvana. Separately, we are a punk rocker vocalist, heavy metal guitarist, all shades of black metal bass guitarist, and grunge drummer. Together we are the new faces of rock, pop, and metal.

Biography

A Welcome Distraction’s music is forged from the depths of human emotion, and energy. They are rapidly becoming a powerful force in LA and OC’s music scene. They bring a heavy alternative Rock feel. Some of their musical inspiration comes from bands such as Green Day, Foo Fighters, Pantera, and Weezer.

The four members began their musical careers playing with different bands in different music scenes. Javier, the vocalist/rhythm guitar/song writer, began his career in music in high school and was the singer and songwriter for the Punk band R.V. Alex the guitarist has put together a number of bands and projects in the heavy metal underground of LA. He has been signed to three previous times, most notably to Dark Realm Records with his former band Satriarch.

The latest addition to A Welcome Distraction is Hector on bass guitar and Cole on drums. They also have both played with numerous bands. Hector has put down his guitar used in metal bands and picked up a bass to be able to play with Javier and Alex. Cole came out of the Musician Institute, being one of twenty-three to graduate, and joined the band as he saw major possibilities to grow as a drummer and become the hard hitting heart beat of the band.

A Welcome Distraction has established the respect and trust with one another that allows them to play, and create powerful music together. The unique sound they create and brought them together caught the ear of CEO of Wright Records, Nathan Wright, where they would be offered a record deal and recorded their self titled debut album in January 2010 at the California Sound Studio.

Lyrics

Allison

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

ALRIGHT!

I know it’s late
I’m standing here outside
I’m throwing pebbles at your window
I know you are awake

I fell in love with your sultry eyes
I don’t know why I waste my time
But someone already took your breath away

Oh Allison, oh Allison
Won’t you come back home to me
Oh Allison, oh Allison
Won;t you come back home, come back home
Let;s go

After all those years I’ve known you
And I’m to cowardly to tell you that I’m
I’m in love with you
Cause you’re my sugar in my tea
Without you, life just ain’t so sweet
But someone already took your breath away

Oh Allison, oh Allison
Won’t you come back home to me
Oh Allison, oh Allison
Won’t you come back home, come back home,
Let’s go

ALRIGHT!

Oh Allison, oh Allison
Won’t you come back home to me
Oh Allison, oh Allison
Won’t you come back home to me
Oh Allison, oh Allison
Wont you come back home to me
Oh Allison, oh Allison
Won’t you come back home, come back home
Come back home, come back home
To me

T.F.M.

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

HEY! [x8]

Driving on my way work
Listen to my stereo
Makes me want to scream
Prepubescent little girls
In the shows in miniskirts
Ruinin’ the airwaves

Everywhere I look
The world is going down
Hypocrites took over leaving ashes on the ground
Let’s go

HEY! [x12]

And now I’m hanging out at home
Listening to my stereo
Feeling happy and free
Pantera, Judas Priest, and Black Label Society
Makes me wanna raise some hell

And everywhere I look
The world is going down
Hypocrites took over leaving ashes on the ground
Let’s go

Hey! [x11]

ALRIGHT!

Hey! [x11]

Backstabbing Conductress

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

It started out just like a story
That first kiss just felt like screwing slowly
And now things are falling off the rails
And I can’t get off
I should’ve saw this from the start

And now you’ve got my heart tied down
As you keep chug, chug, chug, chug, chugging along

You’re my, backstabbing conductress
Will I live on through this
I’m going through the screen of steam
Cause you, are my backstabbing conductress
Will I live on through this
As you chug, chug, chug, chug
Over my heart

I should’ve seen this coming
I should’ve been prepared
For all that shit you’re talking
You never thought I’d be aware
Your story is always changing
I’ll never get it right
Well baby you’re just digging yourself
Into this deep ass grave now

And now you’ve got my heart tied down
As you keep chug, chug, chug, chug, chugging along
You’re my backstabbing conductress
Will I live on through this
I’m going through the screen of steam
Cause you are my backstabbing conductress
Will I live on through this
As you chug, chug, chug, chug
Let’s go

3, 4

Cause you are my backstabbing conductress
Will I live on through this
I’m going through the screen of steam
Cause you are my backstabbing conductress.
Will I live on through this
As you chug, chug, chug, chug
Over my heart

Forevermore

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

I listen to the radio
And it makes me sad
These stupid songs about stupid girls
Keep playin’ day by day

What happened to those songs
That made me glad to be alive
To get that feelin’ all I gotta do is
Look directly in your eyes

I know my place
I know where I belong
And that’s here with you
Hanging out at home
I’m flying along the sky above
This road has many twists and turns
But one thing is for sure
That you and I both side by side
We’ll be flying along forevermore
Forevermore

I pray to the being high above
That my parents told me of
To see if I don’t end up alone

Some twists and turns
And I found you in a parked RV
Who would’ve thought that a girl like you
Would fall for a guy like me

I know my place
I know where I belong
And that’s here with you
Hanging out at home
I’m flying along the sky above
This road has many twists and turns
But one thing is for sure
That you and I both side by side
We’ll be flying along forevermore
Forevermore

I know my place
I know where I belong
And that’s here with you
I’m hanging out at home
I’m flying along the sky above
This road has many twists and turns
But one thing is for sure
That you and I both side by side
We’ll be flying along forevermore
Forevermore
Forevermore
Forevermore
Forevermore

Miss You

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

It’s 2am and I can’t sleep
I’m browsing through my memories
Of you and I, side by side just flying along

It’s getting clear
That my worst fear is coming true
And you don’t seem to mind

And I miss you
And I miss you
And I don’t care how far you go
And I don’t care where you’re going

And I miss you
And I miss you
And I don’t care how far you go
And I don’t care where you’re going

Hot damn it’s 4am
The sun is coming up
I must be dreaming
I swore I smelt you scent
God must be playing tricks on me again
Why can’t he just let me be

And I miss you
And I miss you
And I don’t care how far you go
And I don’t care where you’re going

And I miss you
And I miss you
And I don’t care how far you go
And I don’t care where you’re going

And I miss you
And I miss you
And I don’t care how far you go
And I don’t care where you’re going

And I miss you
I….

Lucifina Hellbound

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

There was a time when I told you I would love you
There was a time when I promised I’d would be true
There was a time when I promised you one day you would be my girlfriend

So I wrote this song for you my Lucifina Hellbound
It doesn’t matter what they say, or the stupid shit they’ll sling
I’ll always love you
My Lucifina Hellbound

I vividly recall the day that you threw me down that flight of stairs
I cursed and screamed your name
And you just laughed and said you did it cause you loved me
Cause you love me

So I wrote this song for you my Lucifina Hellbound
It doesn’t matter what they say, or the stupid shit they’ll sling
I’ll always love you
My Lucifina Hellbound

So I wrote this song for you my Lucifina Hellbound
It doesn’t matter what they say, or the stupid shit they’ll sling
I’ll always love you
My Lucifina Hellbound
My Lucifina Hellbound

My Lucifina Hellbound

Hold On

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

I’m strolling through the streets at midnight
Look up at the street lamps as a car rolls by
My troubled minds a violent sore and
And sometimes I forget to just enjoy my life

Times will always get tougher
But it’ll only make us stronger
You gotta hold on to the ones you love
You gotta hold on to yourself

I gaze up pass the blinking street lamps
Look up at the night sky
And see your face in stars
And for a moment all the stress melted away
A smile creeped up on my face
I’ve never felt so, so free

Times will always get tougher
But it’ll only make us stronger
You gotta hold on to the ones you love
You gotta hold on to yourself

Times will always get tougher (Times will always get toughter)
But it’ll only make us stronger (But it’ll only make us)
You gotta hold on to the ones you love (You gotta hold on)
You gotta hold on to yourself (You gotta hold on to yourself)

Average Joe

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

I had a dream last night
That I was rockin’ out
A sold out crowd

My mama woke me up
She slapped a book upside my head
And said to get a job

And I have no idea where I’m a go
And my mother tells me I am just a fool
And my dad said son it’s all up to you
And I have no idea where I’m a go

Cause I’m just an,
I am just an average Joe

First day in L.A.
I step off the bus
And it smells like shit

A few weeks later
And I’m rockin’ out inside a little coffee house
While the record exec watches on,
Watches on

And I have no idea where I’m a go
And my mother tells me I am just a fool
And my dad says son it’s all up to you
And I have no idea where I’m a go

Cause I’m just an
I am just an average Joe

ALRIGHT!

LET’S GO!

And now I’m waking up
I’m waking up backstage in my,
My little green room
Who could’ve predicted that someone like me
Could’ve ended up in a place like this

And I have no idea where I’m a go
And my mother tells me I am just a fool
And my dad says son it’s all up to you
And I have no idea where I’m a go

Cause I’m just an
I am just an
I am just an
I am just an average JOE

Tuesday

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

1,2,3,4

Go call your bros forget the hoes
It’s time to raise some mother fuckin’ hell
Now get some drinks
Grab your cigs
It’s your time to party
Get some shots
For your buds
It’s all fun and games
Now raise your glasses
HIGH!
And sing with us now

It’s Tuesday
It’s Tuesday
It’s 9pm
So grab your drinks
It’s time to raise some hell
So drink’em up and slam them down
Pass the drinks around

Yeah
Get your brandy
Drink your whiskey
And it’s not even Friday yeah
This is our day
And it’s known as
Tuesday
Yeah a weekday
This is our day
Refill your cups and drink with us and
Raise your glasses
HIGH!

It’s Tuesday
It’s Tuesday yeah
So grab your bros
Forget the hoes
It’s time to celebrate
So line’em up
And pass’em down
You know what day it is
It’s Tuesday

MONDAY!
WEDNESDAY!
THURSDAY!
FRIDAAAYY!
SATURDAY!
SUNDAY!
NOTHING ELSE BUT TUESDAY!

So grab your bros
Forget the hoes
It’s time to celebrate
So drink’em up
And slam’em down
You know what day it is
It’s TUESDAY!!!

Floodlights

Written By: Javier Gonzalez

The sun is out
The birds are chirping
The sky is blue
It’s so damn nice out
And yet it seems
I’m dark inside

My friends and I are altogether
But there are no songs of joy and laughter
The air is deathly still and so am I
God damn I can’t believe you’re gone
There’s nothing I can do
But be here
And mourn you

It’s just like floodlights circling around in the sky
It’s just like floodlights so I can open my eyes
And see into the dark

I still feel, so shaky
From that, that tragic night
It’s haunting me
And I should’ve seen that truck coming full speed
But my world was spinning way to fast
Way to fast

It just like floodlights circling around in the sky
It’s just like floodlights so I can open my eyes
And see into the dark

And I’m sorry
It’s my fault
It’s my fault
It’s my fault

Discography

A Welcome Distraction (Released April 2010)
(All songs available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other sites. Most songs can be heard on IMRado and other major interenet radio sites.)
Song Listing:
1. Allison
2. T.F.M.
3. Backstabbing Conductress
4. Forevermore
5. Miss You
6. Lucifina Hellbound
7. Hold On
8. Average Joe
9. Tuesday
10. Floodlights
11. Fatty Fatty

Set List

30 Min Setlist:
1. Hold On
2. Average Joe
3. T.F.M.
4.Tuesday
5. Allison
6. Fatty Fatty