Four Anxious Minds

Four Anxious Minds

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A combination of punk, rock, some metal, ska and reggae with a broad set list. Most songs are loud, fast and straight ahead. Some songs are of the reggae persuasion with lyrics that are true to life with that Sublime-ish punk stomp reggae strum. Just as any good band should, these guys rock live!

Biography

Four Anxious Minds started in October 2005 and hail from Hemet/San Jacinto, California. They are currently working on a third album release. The sound compared to other bands is somewhere between Face to Face and Operation Ivy. Too "ska" for punk, but too "punk" for ska; that sounds familiar. The cause of such a contrasting sound is most likely two fold: first, many songs have been written over a 10 year time span, and captures the inspiring musical influences, issues, or events of the writer at that time in life; additionally, the band enjoys employing anything that they believe "rocks", regardless of whether it will be considered by the scene as "punk rock" or not. The band members have all been in other bands, including: Aftermarket, Yonke, No Way Out, and Caddy Wampus, and are all apart of the 71 records family.

Gilbert Espinoza is the ring announcer. Cool hand Luke on stage, this guy never sweats.

Danny Gililland is very intense, playing guitar and singing. He is an ex-soldier, works fulltime and is the main song writer.

Adam Howe is the bass man. This guy pounds out base lines like nobody’s business. No mic in front of this guy. He is the 2nd main song writer as far as the music is concerned.

Gil Bert puts some damage to those skins. Usually on time and looking like a spastic display of flailing limbs, he puts everything he has into the music. “Big Gil” has also been a recording and sound engineer for a few years.

Four Anxious Minds has already shared the stage with Agent Orange, UK Subs, Total Chaos, D.I., Union13, Narcoleptic Youth, ADHD, The Skulls, The Uprising, Flatfoot56, and played many venues from all across SoCal to Las Vegas. Always looking for shows to play, they will be in your neck of the woods soon.

Lyrics

Reasons For Abandonment

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

THIS SONG WAS WRITEN IN 1997!!!

REASONS FOR ABANDONMENT

When I look at you my mind passes over time, and everything weve done. I see you now I see me then: so fucked upI couldnt give in. It was so hard to see you then. It is still now, I wonder when?
I cant stay here anymore. I got to go and get the world. I got to find out whats right for me. I got to find what Im to be. To much distraction. I cant get to far cause Ive always got them and my guitar but they wont listen anymore. And no one wants to hear another band trying to make it on their own. I dont need anymore eye enhancers. My best friend is pregnant, gonna be a wife hopefully. And I dont want to hear about howwellthey did this and that. Distance is resistanceif youre in the defense. The offense lost long ago. Crushed by their foe. How I love you soso much Ive got to go away. Ive got to leave the pain of everything that I have ever been. Youve got to start from within. (And with) everything that I cant hide I dont want to count on you rely on no one but myself. Ask for no one elses help, cause if I did then they would indeed see that I need help. And now I see another face of beauty. We talked all night long, and I aint no lonely. This is all very interesting if you ask methis fucking curse. I am leaving. Rising out of bed every morning dreading the day ahead. Ive got to get with it Fuck a jobIll get high instead. Then you look around this place and every single fucking face looks at you with disgrace, but you will never be a waste. Cocaine in your vein, you can feel it hit your brain. Smoke a cigarette to get that feeling but once againall thats ending up is no money and a bunch of pain. Ive got to get out of here before I make my life insane. All these things are why Ive got to try to get away.

It Ain't All Bad

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

IT AIN'T ALL BAD

I woke up in the morning yesterday and took a look outside I cant believe that this is now my life. Its not a tragic ending to a fucked up worthless wasted life, Ive perseveredbut ill walk this fucking line.
Cuz I got to get a fucking grip and realize that my lifes not that bad
And I can only see the road in front of me ill tear down that rear view mirror.
So one again well here I am. I say do what you think you can. Im face to face with everything youve got. You knocked me down and I had given up, but I pulled myself up out of the mud, and now its time to show you what the fuck.
Cuz I got to get a fucking grip and realize that my lifes not that bad
And I can only see the road in front of me ill tear down that rear view mirror.
Life, its unfair. It aint a fuckin movie and I aint a millionaire.
Just me. Not you. Not anybody else. Just me, and everybody else can go simply fuck themselves. I dont think that I can ever get enough of this. So go fuck yourself.

Deserter

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

DESERTER

In a war, 10,000 miles away, a loving wife in my head. Getting shot at, fighting to survive, and you had a man in my bed. When I said, “I do”, I meant every word I said. And when you crossed that line I felt like I was dead. Clawing my way through this nightmare everyday. It would never end. When it finally ended I found out I had lost my best friend. When I said, “I do”, I meant every word I said. And when you crossed that line I felt like I was dead. She’s out now. No doubt now. No chance for me to win in the end. She’s out now. No doubt now. She’ll make it on her own in the end. And I’ll be left here high and dry in the end. I’ll be left here wondering why once again. Four days back from combat and you left me all alone and confused. Four months later the truth comes out and I know now I was just being used. When I said, “I do”, I meant every word I said. And when you crossed that line I felt like I was dead. She’s out now. No doubt now. No chance for me to when in the end. She’s out now. No doubt now. She’ll make it on her own in the end. And I’ll be left here high and dry in the end. I’ll be left here wondering why once again.

Light, Sound, Doubt

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

LIGHT, SOUND, DOUBT

What can you do when you have got everybody staring at you? You shake and shiver try and act normal outside the circle BLAST, cold air on your face, and colors all over the place. As you thought that you saw something but… aw hell it’s just a shadow. In a different time, a distant place, a different day but that’s ok. Don’t wanna drive. Don’t wanna sing. Don’t wanna talk about anything. Don’t take me home. Don’t wanna go. “What should we do?” ”Well I don’t know”. We’ll ask again in a minute. Then that will have been the most said words.
I felt my mind burning. I felt my mind leaving.
I wanted it back but it was to late.
I got up to get a drink of water. So fucked up that it took an hour. Everybody there was staring at me. I forgot what the fuck I was doing. Trapped inside and looking out. My body went on without my mind. My mind had a sign “Don’t Disturb at This Time”. Will I make it out alive?
I felt my mind burning. I felt my mind leaving.
I wanted it back but it was to late.
Well after this night I knew I’d never be the same. I guess this is what happens to your sanity. Things start to look… well… things start to look so different. Not to be mistaken for my fucking ignorance. “Dear God get me through this night, and I swear this will be my last time.” Thinking about all the things that I have said when I needed you. That’s ok cause I guess this just will do.

27

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

27

Thinking about the things that we have done and can’t believe that this is the way that everything has got to be. Remember back in the day when everything was A-O.K. At least I thought it was but that don’t mean a thing. And I know that these words they won’t change a thing. But I can always hope and dream. I drink a beer to calm my nerves and I don’t think those doctors hear the fact that I’m in so much fucking pain. My eyes are getting droopy but my dreams are fucking loopy, so I take these little pills to calm my brain. And I know that these words they won’t change a thing. But I can always hope and dream. Dream away. Lie in my bed float down stream and take me to a place where I’m ok. And I won’t be the one who wrote this fucked up song with no place to truly belong. I sit around this empty house and I can’t stand this lonely couch. The television is starting to rot my brain. One of the things I really miss is the way she use to suck my dick. I jerk it now but that just aint the same. And I know that these words they won’t change a thing. But I can always hope and dream. Now they want to kick me out and I don’t think there’s any doubt it’s seven years right down the fucking drain. I’m 27. The only skills I have are just to kill… but I guess I can write a song and try to sing. And I know that these words they don’t mean a thing. But I can always hope and dream that these words they will change everything…but that’s only in my brain.

Back To Back

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

BACK TO BACK

Everyday I live my life I look at it as a day to learn something new. I’ve got so much locked away from even myself, let alone the people I love.
And did you know that I want to run away? Just like I did 8 years ago and leave everybody. And did you know that my heart feels so empty? A lack of anything, but I’ve got distant memories.
Another day I go to school to learn something new. Always questioning if it’s true. My anxious mind won’t stop these thoughts of weather or not I am still human.
And did you know that I want to run away? Just like I did 8 years ago and leave everybody. And did you know that my heart feels so empty? A lack of anything, but I’ve got distant memories.
Jump on my bike and feel like got to roll the throttle all the way back to me. The threat of asphalt in my face seems like that’s all that’s left to make me feel anything.
And did you know that I want to run away? Just like I did 8 years ago and leave everybody. And did you know that my heart feels so empty? A lack of anything, but I’ve got distant memories.

I went to sleep with a smile in my head. Now it’s frowning but I can’t really feel bad. Another chance to face another day; another chance to make it all ok.

Everyday I live my life it seems that I try- but fail- to change this wrong into right, yet I’m reminded by a name that once had a face, that second chances are rare in this life.

With every sunrise in this life I desperately try to better understand who I am. I’ve got so much locked away from people I love, yet I’m betrayed by words that I sing.

Our Turn

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

OUR TURN

I’m sitting alone on the couch, thinking about the things that I’ve done. “I wish I did this or that”, but I cannot change the things that I didn’t face. That doesn’t make it ok. It’s just the simple facts.
And I think all this drinking is getting to me (and it never even kills any pain).
And I think all these people are getting to me (but I never really cared what they think).
So once again here I go to the unknown. I added up to zero, but that’s the way it goes (the way it goes). And even if I would of, could of, should of… you know I just don’t ever give a fuck about anybody anymore. I walk around this place with my head up in a spin. I’ll never love. Fuck love. Fuck what? Fuck love!
I’ll never trust anybody ever again. Until the end I’ll just pretend I give a fuck, but I’ll roll this doormat up and never trust anybody ever again.
Let me ask you something. What ever happened to the ladies in this town? Is there anymore left that won’t fuck with your head cuz everywhere I look I got a boy getting fucked down. Up. Down. All around. But now it’s fucking my turn. And I don’t give a fuck about these bitches anymore. Every girl I’ve loved was just a goddamn whore, so
I’ll never trust anybody ever again. Until the end I’ll just pretend I give a fuck, but I’ll roll this doormat up and never trust anybody ever again.

Bringin Me Down

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

BRINGING ME DOWN

By The grace of God I Hope I will remain as sane as I have been. Through all the years I’ve had many different peers; some have gone and some have stayed. Sometimes it’s hard to keep my mind straight; hold my head up high and hope it’s not too late. No, you won’t bring me down… I’ll tell you once again. Educate myself I won’t become a victim; poverty’s no lottery when generally opportunity’s endless. I won’t give up I’ve got many opportunities. Some will say it’s not enough. I won’t give in I’ve got Practical Intelligence ( I won’t, I won’t, I won’t give up!) This is just something that I need to get off my chest; doesn’t really matter if your listening. No, you won’t bring me down… I’ll tell you once again. Educate myself I won’t become a victim; poverty’s no lottery when generally opportunity’s endless. I won’t give up I’ve got many opportunities. Could it be a bitter reaction, limiting social distraction? My life it’ll never come again your life it’ll never come again.

Reasons for being

Written By: Four Anxious Minds

REASONS FOR BEING

There’s nothing else in this world that I care more about. There’s so much crap in this life that I can live without. But if you leave this world before I get to check out… I can’t imagine life without you. You bring a smile to my face when I’m feeling down. You make me laugh, singing Social D. around town. Orange hair… I think we ought to let it grow out. I can’t imagine life without you.
I didn’t have a care in this world until I looked into your eyes. A spitting image of who I was: so innocent and alive. It’s only you that keeps me here when life becomes a blur because I swore I’d do my best to raise you.
Baghdad revelations changed everything- so ever since the day my life returned to you again I’ve tried to be with you every single chance I get
I can’t imagine life without you. You always want to listen to the live Face-to-Face. When every song comes on you ask if that is me singing. I tell you no again so then you say its Gilbert E. I can’t imagine life without you.
I didn’t have a care in this world until I looked into your eyes. A spitting image of who I was: so innocent and alive. It’s only you that keeps me here when life becomes a blur because I swore I’d do my best to raise you.
And everything I say to you comes from the bottom of my heart. Just know I did my best to keep together a family destined to fall apart. Not from any lack of trying on my part. My mistake was believing that she was special. Unquestioned trust allowed total destruction. If anything I say to you should be remembered by you when I die, just make it this: “It’s alright. Life is alright”.

Discography

CD - Selftitled 2006
CD -13 Minute Disaster 2006