Draffin

Draffin

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A 5-piece melodic rock outfit formed in 2003, Draffin's music resembles a mix of U2, Thrice, and 30 Seconds To Mars. They mold their influences to create a unique blend of alt-rock, and post-hardcore. This catchy, new style of rock captivates listeners as they relate to the true-to-life lyrics.

Biography

Draffin, on the surface, is a road against the outskirts of our town. The name on the other hand extends deeper than that. It’s meaning searches through the many memories created along its path by us, our family, friends, fans, and stretches out to complete strangers who may one day hear of us. Draffin is the good times, the warm nights, the passionate smiles and heavy hearts. Draffin is feeling the cool night breeze across your cheeks as your eyes dance among the starry heavens above. Draffin is the bad times, trudging through the rain, wide-eyed and worry for sudden change. It is the essence of being and constant complain, like hands digging pockets for answers. It is the love that’s shared and the love for within. It's the hate that’s unleashed, and the anger within. But most of all, it's us. All of us. The band and the fans, the strangers and neighbors. It’s the world within and the world uncovered. Us.

Forming in August of 2003, Draffin is a hard rock band hailing from Rochester, NY. Over the course of the last three years, the group has built up their diverse sound from scratch, refusing to conform to the latest trends and fads. After much hard work in both the studio and out on stage, Draffin has established themselves as a fresh and original band among the Rochester music scene. Incorporating many different forms and styles into their music, the band is not confined to any one musical genre or sound. Instead, Draffin is an eclectic form of rock, metal, punk, and alternative unlike any other, creating something new and exciting for listeners of all sorts.

Lyrics

Sunder

Written By: Draffin

I'm taking the time you're not taking.
I'm living the life you're not living.
Are you listening?
I'm giving it all for a reason.
Maybe someday we could believe in.
It's time we haste the day.

It's all inside your head.
With out the beating heart to feel.
(The beating heart to feel)
Could you just take it all away?
And just blow me away?

I'm taking the time you're not taking.
I'm living the life you're not living.
Can you hear me?
I'm giving it all for no reason.
There's nothing left to believe in.
What else should I say?

It's all inside your head.
With out the beating heart to feel.
(The beating heart to feel)
Could you just take it all away.?
Take it away?

Will You Fall?

Written By: Draffin

I am taking too much of you.
In this prison I've made for two.
Where the hours are standing still, in this time.
There are no people to violate.
Nor any feelings to complicate.
This is our own little paradise, can't you see?

Will you fall?
Will you fall?
Will you fall for...

You are so eager to make the change.
Away from everything we create.
Move your body silently, away from me.
This is taking too much of you.
Erasing everything you once knew.
And like a flower cut from the bed, I feel you wilt.

Will you fall?
Will you fall?
Will you fall...for, for me?

I am taking all I can from you.
You are giving, you are giving everything.
I am taking all i can from you.
I am taking, I am taking you away.

Burning Down Mansions

Written By: Draffin

You always think you're better, well try this on for size.
Try to picture yourself without another.
Does it make you happy or does it make you cry?
Does it feel like everyones watching you divide?
You want to be discoverd, yet no one can uncover the person you disguise.
Under reason or meaning, I watch you hide.

Be the one you love,
Take the ones you can't, your only, running from yourself (It's time to go home).
Be the one you love,
Take the ones you can't, your only, (I'm sick of everything and everyone around you.) running from yourself.

Hey, what would you say, if I watched you change, watched the old you fade away?
Hey, what would you say, if the colors were gone like the red and blue, but the black and the grey, they still stay?

Discography

2007 - In The Echoes of This Mind
2006 - Draffin EP (3 song EP)
2005 - The Story So Far...(12 song full length)
2004 - 2 Days (6 song demo)

Tracks such as My Angel, Consciously Connected and Burning Down Mansions are receiving radio play at 89.1 The Point, WBER 90.5, WMCC, WGCC and many more college radio stations. The Zone 94.1 plays Burning Down Mansions, and Conciously Connected.

Set List

Draffin normally plays a 7 song set, made up of 3-4 minute songs. An occasional cover song is performed to enhance the experience of the audience.

Draffin's setlist includes:

My Angel
Will You Fall?
Sweet Lullaby
Burning Down Mansions
Ancient Ruins
Sunder
Solarity; The Encounter
Solarity II; The Acceptance
Consciously Connected (At A Loss For Words)
The Art of Fading