Dead End Drive

Dead End Drive

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Our band is totally original with influences ranging from pop-punk to heavy metal. It is hard to categorize our band because we incorporate all of our members' different styles.

Biography

Dead End Drive hails from West Allis, WI, where all members went to (are going to) West Allis Central High School. Late in the school year of 2003 (Peter and Louis's junior year) Louis wanted to start a band. He soon learned that long time friend- Peter Wagner could sing, and that's where it all started. After going through different guitarists, they landed Tony Merkel on lead, and Louis became rythym. Through trial and error with drummers, Tim Burns finally turned out to be just what the band needed, bringing a punk flare to the music. The Band was almost complete, but needed a Bassist. Louis called former drummer Mike Stoffers (who had played Bass for Local West Allis Band A-Stim formaly known as Auditory Stimulation). Mike was glad to rejoin the Band as the Bass player and the Band was Complete.
What sets us apart from other bands is that we do not follow any one genre of music, we have an original sound that incorporates all of our members' styles.

Many different styles of influence within the band
such as: Blink 182, Incubus, Thursday, Mudvayne, Fall Out Boy, Letter Kills, Funeral For a Friend, Simple Plan, New Found Glory,
The list goes on…

Lyrics

15 Minutes of Fame

Written By: Peter Wagner

Will you give up everything for your
15 minutes of fame?

Your stuck at the stop sign, waiting for an answer
Never gonna know, if one will meet you there
tired of waiting, for your chance to break out
If you're on your way tomorrow, will anyone care?

-(Cause you're) feeling ready for another life
you're chasing away all the doubt inside
You'll dig yourself an early grave
before you give up on your only dream


So what will you do for your
15 minutes of fame?

Now you're on the first plane out of this town
Got your one shot to prove what you're all about
So don't mess this up, all your life you've been waiting
and no one can bring you down now

(Cause you're) feeling ready for another life
you're chasing away all the doubt inside
You'll dig yourself an early grave
Before you come so far to just let it fall away

So will you give up everything
No matter what the cost
It's amazing what you'll do for your
15 minutes of fame!

Slaves To Society

Written By: Peter Wagner

Time, is ticking by
promises turn into lies
in the shadows where I lie
another day of this goes by
Now I’m down
on the ground
away from the anger
still left in this town


(On the run again)
We’re all slaves to society

Stuck in front
of another TV
where I hide away
from reality
I sit in wait for a change
for rise of another day
sick of wasting all my time
I count the hours that fly by


(On the run again)
We’re all slaves to society

(We’re all) slaves to society
In an alternate reality
On the run again
From another political hypocrite

What ever happened
to the American dream?

Butterfly Effect

Written By: Peter Wagner

(chorus)
I tried to take away your pain
so you could wake up from this dream
but I failed to hold onto the rope
I couldn't hold on long enough

The rain hasn't stopped since you've gone away
you don't have to hide your tears from me
wish I could go back and change everything
fix your life and all that you dream

(chorus)
Cause I tried to take away your pain
so you could wake up from this dream
but I failed to hold onto the rope
I couldn't hold on long enough

I sit here thinking of the past
of the times that wouldn't last
I left myself in a daze
thinking of how I could make a change
But I couldn't be what you wanted me to
you're falling apart and I can't help you
stuck on the ledge about to let go
but it's so far down I don't want to see you go

cause I tried to take away your pain
so you could wake up from this dream
you've changed my life more than you know
you're everything to me

Through all the past that I can't remember
all I can recall is memories of you
if I gave up everything I've lived
I hope I'd still have you
I'll hold you close and won't let you go
You'll be forever in my mind
so Just stay with me one last time
before you say goodbye

(chorus)
I gave up my whole life for you
just close your eyes and believe
that I'll come back for you in another life and
we'll be together again
I'll come back for you

Discography

The only music we have available is on our Myspace.com and Purevolume.com websites. We also have this music playing on Green Bay, WI campus Radio.

Set List

1. Butterfly Effect
2. 15 Minutes of Fame
3. One Day
4. Slaves To Society
5. Lost Cause
6. End It All
7. Never Trust something that bleeds for five days and doesn't die
8. Deep Inside
9. That Was Then
10. Last Kiss
11. Splinter
12. Sick of Waiting
13. 8 Days a Week
14. Other Side
15. Bare Essential Unsuccessful, Quest to get me some
16. Reflection
17. In Your Eyes

We do sets from a half hour up to an hour. We have enough material for a one hour show.
We only do original music.