Eyes Around

Eyes Around

 Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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"If you see Eyes Around performing near you RUN don't walk to catch the show. You will not be disappointed, even the biggest pop fiend or hardest of metal heads should be able to appreciate what these guys have going." -Polly Meeks, Birmingham Buzz

Biography

These four Alabama boys have been
brewing something special for the last
seven years. They have churned slowly,
patiently honing their craft while garnering
attention one dedicated follower at a time,
touring heavily in support of independent
releases. The band is releasing
counterpart EP's this year titled Alpha
and Beta, respectively. They serve as a
precursor for their forthcoming LP The
Voice Inside the Voice, which is slated to
drop in 2011 on World Citizen. Rather
than focusing on sonics as an end in and
of itself, they see their music as a vehicle
for something greater: social and spiritual
transformation. “We try to be a
megaphone for the meek, an instrument
for awareness,” explains frontman and
lyricist Mike Donohue. “Lyrically, we try to
be uplifting, but intense at the same time.
It's not a rebel statement, it's anti-political.
It empowers people to view themselves
as leaders". Eyes Around's lyrics are
supported by a musical landscape
shaped by Euro-indie overtones on top of
an aggressive American backbone, or
what Donohue describes as a "European
skeleton with American muscle tissue."

To further brand the duality of their sound,
the band has chosen a owl as it's icon.
"Owls have an intense demeanor, but are
graceful in flight. They also have the
ability to navigate perfectly in the dark."
Eyes Around has been patiently awaiting
this moment, lurking in the quiet cover of
anticipation. And like the owl, their stealth
will result in the surprise of their listeners.
Alpha and Beta are but the quiet
approach of crafty wings. But when The
Voice Inside the Voice is upon us, there
will be no mistaking the identity of the
band that has wrapped its talons around
us and taken us each captive.

Lyrics

BLOODSHOT AMERICA

Written By: Michael Donohue

Bloodshot, Bloodshot America
Wake up out of your slumber
Rub the sleep from your eyes and stand up straight
Young blood young blood America
Stake your claim in the media
Peel the scabs from your eyes we are all still slaves

Our pride runs through America’s bloodline
Her pride is in my blood

Young blood Young blood America
Wake up out of your slumber
Peel the scabs from your eyes we’re all to blame
Bloodshot Bloodshot America
Snuff out your paranoia
Rub the sleep from your eyes we are all still slaves

Our pride runs through America’s bloodline
Her pride is in my blood
Our pride runs through America’s bloodline
Her pride is in my blood

I’m washed in the blood x4

Our pride runs through America’s bloodline
Her pride is in my blood
Our pride runs through America’s bloodline
Her pride is in my blood

The Blackout

Written By: Michael Donohue

There’s a blown transformer on the block tonight
In the whole town there is not a working light
So put some oil in the lanterns for light x2
Grab a torch and wear you something warm tonight
Introduce yourself to the block tonight
And put some oil in the lanterns for light x2

There’s a million people hanging in the streets tonight
Everybody’s getting festive in the candle-light
We’re in the blackout hanging in the blackout

Now we’ll all stay civil and enjoy the night
And nobody’s gonna loot anything tonight
We’ve got the oil in the lanterns for light x2

There’s a million people hanging in the streets tonight
Everybody’s getting festive in the candle-light
We’re in the blackout hanging in the blackout

There’s a million people hanging in the streets tonight
Everybody got together for a change tonight
in the blackout hanging in the blackout

Why would be have changed our minds
If it weren’t for the energy lines
Failing to give our lives
The works in the summer of love

There’s a blown transformer on the block tonight
In the whole town there is not a working light
So put some oil in the lanterns for light x2

There’s a million people hanging in the streets tonight
Everybody’s getting festive in the candle-light
We’re in the blackout hanging in the blackout

Why would we have changed our minds
If it weren’t for the energy lines
Failing to give our lives
The works in the summer of love

CAUTIONARY TALE

Written By: Michael Donohue

Listen can you hear what I'm hearing
Sounds like the voice of reason
We never paid attention when we were over-zealous
We thought they all were jealous
But they just tried to tell us
The bridge up ahead flooded out

But we headed on down the road we've known
And we always do in a bit of a rush
And the choices made only brought more shame
But we head on through in a bit of a rush

Listen can you hear what I'm hearing
Can you feel what I'm feeling
There's definitely tension
And it's so overbearing
Alarming all my senses
It's posted on the fences
The whisper turned into a shout

But we headed on down the road we've known
And we always do in a bit of a rush
And the choices made only brought more shame
But we head on through in a bit of a rush

All things I will lose
blood's my only proof
All I want is truth
Sew me up it cut me to the bone
I know enough to keep it on the down
There will be scars the cautionary tale you've told
I play that part

But we headed on down the road we've known
And we always do in a bit of a rush
And the choices made only brought more shame
But we head on through in a bit of a rush x2

Lets Jet

Written By: Michael Donohue

Step back and take a look
Burn an image in your mind
Of a new Rome burning down
How do we survive
How do we escape that fire
With a siren warning
The two birds in my hand
Need more air my grip’s too tight
So I should let them go I know, I know, I know

It’s time to fly tonight all night
And catch that flight tonight alright
And it goes on and on and on
Let’s jet tonight

Take everything you own
Put it in a pile and burn it to keep us warm
You don’t need it anymore
This is just a runway to the next life
I’ve got two coins in my hand
But this jet I’m on will never land
And that aint all I know no I, I know, I know, I, I know

It’s time to fly tonight all night
And catch that flight tonight, alright
And it goes on and on and on
Let’s jet tonight, x2

I’ve got two coins in my hand
But this jet I’m on will never land
And that ain't all I know no I, I know, I know, I, I know

It’s time to fly tonight, all night
And catch that flight tonight, alright
And it goes on and on and on
Let’s jet tonight x3

Constellations

Written By: Michael Donohue

It's a wonder why we feel so isolated
Alone we’re not alone
We have mastered imitation
We’re not alone, were not alone
Every star hung in its place everyone perfectly made
Show me what you’ve always wanted from me

All along inspiration’s come by way
Of another realm
And all along all we’ve done is imitate what’s been created

Constellations in the sky we’re under
We’re not alone were not alone
Invitations are extended
I know that they will show we’re not alone
Every star hung in its place everyone perfectly made
Show me what you’ve always wanted from me

All along inspiration’s come by way
Of another realm
And all along all we’ve done is imitate what’s been created

A meteor shower celestial symphony
Send us a song to capture let the world appreciate it

Discography

www.myspace.com/eyesaround

-the Alpha e.p. release date Sept. 14, 2010
-the Beta e.p. release date Nov. 4, 2010
-The Voice Inside The Voice LP March 2011

Set List

All Original Sets.

Ten to fifteen song sets, ranging from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.

Electric and/or acoustic.

You Clean Up Good
Right As Rain
Let's Jet
I Can Die Happy Now
Out of Sight Out of Mind
Blackout
Constellations
Another Source of Light
Trial of Fire
Bloodshot America