Born to Oblivion

Born to Oblivion

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Rock: Alternative Modern....Power guitars, power vocals, strong lyrics; songs from sweet to heavy. If you like REAL vocals and love lead guitar, look no further than this exceptional, power-packed sound!

Biography

Born to Oblivion is the brain child of Terry Lawrence: singer, songwriter, keyboards, sax, flute and several other instruments. He has played all over the USA with various groups prior to focusing on the creation and development of his own unique modern rock sound. Born near Detroit, Michigan, he grew up listening to such rock icons as Led Zeppelin, Alice n Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots. His style is unique, incorporating threads of a classic rock sound into a tapestry of modern rock music, studded with the occasional sweet and soulful ballad.
In 2005, Terry teamed up with his long-time friend and lead guitarist, Jerry Von Friend, to bring his musical ideas to fruition in s rich and powerful compilation. Terry's vast and diverse experience is the foundation on which he has has begun to build his own musical legacy. He has written the strong and provocative lyrics and distinctive melodies of the ten songs that comprise this exciting CD.
Jerry Von Friend is a musical force in his own right and has played with various rock groups including his own band, "Gray By Mourning". He also gained acclaim with his distinctive style as guitarist with the Monsters of the Morning of Real Radio. On this CD, Jerry added his technical expertise on guitar, bass and drums to produce and to bring Terry's creative vision to reality.
Nick Torontali has been playing bass guitar for 5 years. His love for music and rhythm enable him to create an explosive, raw reaction when put in front of any type of musical instrument. His career goals solely revolve around music. In addition to his integral role with Born to Oblivion, Nick is also currently in a 4-piece rock band called Kiteline.
Bobby Gilatti plays superb lead guitar and adds depth with his vocals.
Jeff Thomas is a drummer with a wide range and great depth of musical experience.
From this collaboration has emerged a unique, provocative, sometimes intense--sometimes soothing but always exceptional and stimulating, power-packed modern rock sound!!!

Lyrics

Speak

Written By: Terry Lawrence

Speak my name I come
Speak my name I hear
Speak my name out loud
Speak my name you just might see me reappear
Speak my name in awe
Speak my name in fear
Speak my name in pain
Speak my name I feel your sorrow here today
But gone tomorrow dead tomorrow
Seek me find me take my hand I’ll lead you follow
Feel me taste me take my pill you drink you swallow me
Speak my name in love
Speak my name in hate
Speak my name in vain
Speak my name and like a pig in shit you wallow
Speak my name in peace
Speak my name in war
Speak my name in death
Speak my name you just might live to see tomorrow
Just might live to die tomorrow
Seek me find me take my hand I’ll lead you follow
Feel me taste me take my pill you drink you swallow me
Speak my name I come
Speak my name I hear
Speak my name out loud
Speak my name you just might see me reappear
Just might make you disappear
Seek me find me take my hand I’ll lead you follow
Feel me taste me take my pill you drink you swallow me.

No One

Written By: Terry Lawrence

Heah you is it getting hotter for you down there
Heah you did I tell you that I really just don’t care
Heah you what you doin’ with those horns upon your head
Heah you didn’t anybody tell you you’re already dead
I know who you are
I know what you don’t want me to see
I know what you want
I know what you’ll never get from me
No one’s gonna save you
No one’s gonna take your pain away
No one’s gonna wake you
Cause it’s in a nightmare you will stay
Heah you yeah I know the party’s just begun
Heah you yeah I know there’s room for everyone
Heah you please excuse me if I really don’t want to go
Heah you somethin’ tells me it's all about to blow
I know who you are
I know what you don’t want me to see
I know what you want
I know what you’ll never get from me
No one’s gonna save you
No one’s gonna take your pain away
No one’s gonna wake you
In your burning bed now you will lay
No one’s gonna save you
No one’s gonna take your pain away
No one’s gonna wake you
Cause it’s in a nightmare you will stay
No one’s gonna save you.

Get It

Written By: Terry Lawrence

Every time I see that look in your eye
I can see the reaction
I know the reaction
Never has to be a reason or a why
Cause I see the reaction
I know the reaction
Now your walls are crumblin’ down
I can see how they fall on you
And it won’t be very long
Girl I know what you’re gonna do
Breakdown and I know that you’re gonna do it
Breakdown and I know that you will
Breakdown and I know that you’re gon’
Know that you’re gon’ know that you’re gon’
A do it.
You try to hide it but I know you can’t lie
I can see the reaction
I know the reaction
Don’t have to say it cause I know your reply
I can see the reaction
I know the reaction
Now your walls are crumblin’ down
I can see how they fall on you
And it won’t be very long
Yeah I know what you’re gonna do
Breakdown and I know that you’re gonna do it
Breakdown and I know that you will
Breakdown and I know that you’re gon’
Know that you’re gon' know that you’re gon’
A do it.
Far away is the little girl you left behind
Come away with me I can make you
Mine, mine, mine.

SOS

Written By: Terry Lawrence


I showed you who I really was so did it frighten you?
I filled the cup you drank it up just like I told you to
I didn’t hide from you the side of me you never knew
You ate it up was it enough to kill the doubt in you?
I gave away the soul I have just for a piece of you
But now I find that’s not enough I want the rest of you
I will not find no rest in peace ‘til I have conquered you
So let me in that sacred place where I can crawl into
(Don’t be afraid) Don’t be afraid of what you see
Don’t be afraid of what is me
Don’t be afraid of who I am
Though I may be the Son of Sam
I feel it now it’s coming out just like a prophecy
I scream and shout I let it out just feel the ecstasy
I may be dark black as the night but still my eyes can see
The shard of light that penetrates the very heart of me.
(Don’t be afraid) Don’t be afraid of what you see
Don’t be afraid of what is me
Don’t be afraid of who I am
Though I may be the Son of Sam
Don’t leave me to wander in darkness
Don’t feed me these bones of the dead
My body’s so hot burning red, yes
This pounding inside of my head.
(Don’t be afraid) Don’t be afraid of what you see
Don’t be afraid of what is me
Don’t be afraid of who I am
Though I may be the Son of Sam.

Say

Written By: Terry Lawrence

When you left me lying here
To drown in my own imperfection
I was left here dying
When I found a brand new resurrection
I’m here to say I’m back again
To give you all my strict attention
For after all you done so much to make me scream
For your affection
Say what you want what you feel what you
I’ll never stop wanting you
I can never hide from you
The thought that I am contemplating
I can feel it rising now my hands they sweat
I’m palpitating
Say what you want what you feel what you
I’ll never stop wanting you
I can see you now I can feel you now I can heal you!
Let me feed your ego wash your body of the stench
I pour on you
Bleed my veins stop the pain
Fill your empty soul again
Don’t you wanna see me don’t you wanna love again?
Say what you want what you feel what you
I’ll never stop wanting you.

Wings

Written By: Terry Lawrence

How could I know
A twist of fate would take you from me
A winding road
Took everything that was and would be
Filling my eyes with the cryin’ and the dyin’
Filling my eyes with the cryin’
A telephone the call inside my head still ringin’
The guilt I own the memories of that night keep bringin’
Taking me back to the cryin’ and the dyin’
Taking me back to the cryin’
Somewhere in my dreams are scenes of love
Flying high up in the sky above
On your wings of love
I feel alone my weary head late hours I’m keepin’
I’m always home the lights are out but no one’s sleepin’
All of my time with the cryin’ and the dyin’
All of my tine with the cryin’
Somewhere in my dreams are scenes of love
Flying high up in the sky above
On you wings of love
I try to find a spark of life that’s still there burnin’
Look for a sign a desperate hope the wheels still turnin’
Bringing you back from the cryin’ and the dyin’
Bringing you back from the cryin’
Somewhere in my dreams are scenes of love
Flying high up in the sky above
On your wings of love
On your wings of love.

Discography

BORN TO OBLIVION
Released January, 2006
CD of 10 original songs