Becoming The Ghost

Becoming The Ghost

 Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA
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Becoming The Ghost is a 4 piece alternative rock band, based out of Central New Jersey. This band is creating a fresh sound, and defining a new era of "feel-good" Indie-Rock, fusing Rock and Blues, with an array of ambient Jazz, and elements of Soul, to create one solid sound.

Biography

Since their formation in early 2010, “Becoming The Ghost” has dominated their local music scene and built a strong local fan-base in the process. The band consists of 4 veterans of the New Jersey music scene, all of whom have toured nationally alongside major artists and carry individually an audience of their own.

Daring to not stick with one specific genre, this band is creating a fresh sound, and defining a new era of "feel-good" alternative rock, fusing rock and blues, with an array of ambient soul, and elements of jazz, to create one sound.

With their singles “Veronica,” “You Learn the Hard Way,” and “Mourning Coffee,” the group has done extremely well on internet-based radio stations, earning regular rotation on Rukus Radio and Jango.

The band’s live shows are energy packed and emotional; a very up close, and personal experience for the fans which you can find singing the lyrics back to the band at any given performance.

This group definitely has what it takes, the time has come for mainstream music fans to become aware of this New Jersey-based group’s boundless ability.

Currently Becoming The Ghost is playing endless amounts of shows in support of their current EP titled: "Dear Elsa, I Never Told You…"

Lyrics

Veronica

Written By: Becoming The Ghost

She's up before the morning sun.
make-up fresh, and she's got her brand new face on
Veronica, you're looking' for the one,
and you'll know him when you see him,
I'm just hopin' I can be him.
I said she'll know him when she sees him,
I'm just hopin' I can be him, and I would say:

Everyday, I sit around
thinking' 'bout the things that we used to say
to each other when we were lovers
under the covers and wrapped around each other

She used to call me on the phone,
and I wouldn't wait one minute if she was all alone.
Oh Veronica, I just don't understand
Where we went wrong? Why it all ended? and When did it all begin?
Oo Oo, What do you wanna do?
get high on my deck? rest your cheek on my chest? or spend a beautiful afternoon?
Oo Oo, I'll only wait for you.
We're just a boy and a girl
in an unpredictable world,
so tell me why's it always gotta end so soon?

But still, everyday, I sit around
thinkin' 'bout the things that we used to say
to each other when we were lovers
under the covers and wrapped around each other

Lately, all that we do
is just throw our lives away
and this pain that we're going through
just won't go away

But still everyday, I sit around
thinking' 'bout the things that we used to say
to each other when we were lovers
under the covers and wrapped around each other...

You Learn The Hard Way

Written By: Becoming The Ghost

Lying securely on my bed
if you only knew what was in my head
This picture that I paint of you
is done in numbers, fools could do
You sit and stare into my eyes
seeking what you'll never find
Some confidence, and some beauty
but nothing ever comes that easy

Cause your sensitive incentives
fuel my negative intentions
So you carefully word your answers
to my double sided questions
And then you fall into my eyes
seeking what you'll never find
It's confidence and beauty baby
but nothing ever comes from me that easy

Take off your shirt and then undress
I didn't have to try my best
And when this night ends and we are through
to see you again would be to soon
You think that we are so alike
but one night stands are all we might
Some deception but mostly crazy
is all you'll ever get from me

Oh, your sensitive incentives
fuel my negative intentions
So you carefully word your answers
to my double sided questions
And then you fall into my eyes
seeking what you'll never find
It's confidence and beauty baby
but nothing ever comes from me that easy

Mourning Coffee

Written By: Becoming The Ghost

It's a storybook line, one I can not keep in time with
'bout a frozen heart locked away in a fable
Well it's this thing with me and you, it's like a dream in a book
where the hero finds that he is unable
To free the maiden from her tower, no matter how many flowers
he lays at her feet at her table

But you see love always wins, but you gotta let it in
It can't sit across from you, wondering what to do

I can stare off into space, and then dream of your embrace
while we're sharing coffee at a breakfast table
See I don't need a lot to live, but it's more than you can give
right now
And then the storm settles in, too much rain too much wind
And then I realize that I am unable
To melt that place in your heart, where this love could start
So I walk away in the rain while I'm able

Oh you see love always wins, but you gotta let it in
And it can't sit across from you, wondering what to do
Oh it can't wonder what to do right across from you
No it can't, no it can't no

And I don't need a lot to live, but it's so much more than you can give
Oh and I don't need a lot to live, but it's so much more than you can give
Right now, right now

So I think I'll stand back, here's your life now take it back
and I will sing no more of coffee and fables
But if dreams could come true, I would dream of me and you
in a snowy field wrapped warm and stable
While the honey glowing fire, burning red with desire
like our love did in ancient fables
See this thing with me and you, it's like a song I once knew
that I can not keep time with

I just can't, I can't keep time with
Oh this thing with me and you
Like a song that I once knew
It's a storybook line, where the hero's flying high
It's a storybook line, it's a storybook line...

One Shot

Written By: Becoming The Ghost

We only get one shot tonight
so load up the guns and keep our hearts inside tonight
We only get, one shot better make it right
we're counting miles instead of minutes to pass the time
Just to pass the time

But outside it's raining truth and a
silver lining is shining through and right now
this is our last ticket out of here
Well outside it's raining truth and I've been
drenched so long I'm turning blue and right now
I really think that we have the chance

It's time to leave the past behind
bury the memories and pay respects just for one last time
To leave the past behind
making a future with you by my side, with you by my side

And outside it's raining truth but a
a silver lining is shining through and this is
it's our last ticket out of here
Well outside it's raining truth and I've been
drenched so long I'm turning blue but right now
I really think that we have the chance to leave
Oh the chance, to leave
We have the chance, oh

We have the chance, to leave
We've got the chance to leave
I think we have the chance to leave...

Discography

"Veronica" (Single) - 2010, "Dear Elsa, I Never Told You..." (EP) - 2011

Set List

Secrets, Veronica, You Learn The Hard Way..., John/Jane Doe Love Song, New Jersey Skies (No.7), One Shot, Good Enough For Government Work, Mourning Coffee, The Things I Miss, Silliest Love Song, Midnight Girl, Misfit Lullaby, and Digital Bath (Deftones Cover).