Half Circle Drive

Half Circle Drive

BandRockAdult Contemporary

Powerful and melodic. This New York based 5 piece band combines powerful rythyms, hooks and insightful lyrics.

Biography

Melodic and powerful are just a few words that describe the music of Half Circle Drive. Sighting a wide range of influences such as the Beatles, Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, Butch Walker and Bruce Springsteen, Half Circle Drive is one of New York's premier bands. Arriving on the music scene in 2001, Half Circle Drive was founded by lead singer Ed Spahn and lead guitarist Dave Colon. Having worked with original music acts for years within a Long Island environment that seemed to spotlight cover bands, Ed and Dave wrote and recorded their own music for years before meeting. After bumping into each other several times, they finally took the hint from fate and decided to collaborate on their music. The result, heartfelt songs that were both powerful and melodic. Realizing that they were on to something, they put together a band consisting of musician friends; guitarist Bobby Meade, drummer Joey Mignanelli, and bassist Chris Schelmety. Half Circle Drive was born. Since then, their music has been critically acclaimed by local radio stations and reviewers such as WLIR radio, Longislandmusicscene.com, inside Connection Magazine and college radio stations such as WRHU (Hofstra University Radio). Quickly creating a local buzz around the band, Half Circle Drive is driving rapidly toward their goal. As Tim Connolly of "Inside Connection" magazine puts it " You don't really have to be a genius to know that this band is destined for great things". Listen to the music and see what all the buzz is about.

Lyrics

Corruption

Written By: Colon, Spahn

I used to live without a care, blissful unawareness, always thought there’d be a silver lining I thought that time would never catch me, abusing every privilege, every kindness took for granted, I’ve seen friendship turn to enmity, betrayal stem from loyalty, death standing right in front of me, and I’ve tried to understand the cycle, it’s all insane, it’s all insane, I feel so confused (standing all alone) I feel so abused Somewhere down the line, I stopped being fine I don’t know where I belong Somewhere in my youth, I stopped believing truth, and all of my faith is gone I tried surviving without fairness, my mental state so careless for what is standing right in front of me and I’ve seen, the futures light is fading, it’s shadows caught cascading like a waterfall of broken dreams I feel so confused (standing all alone) I feel so abused Somewhere down the line, I stopped being fine I don’t know where I belong Somewhere in my youth, I stopped believing truth, and all of my faith is gone I used to live without a care, this emptiness, now I’m aware, this space filled up with holes of promises, I try to care enough to live, best to forget than to forgive disgrace replaces humans amnesty I feel so confused Somewhere down the line, I stopped being fine I don’t know where I belong Somewhere in my youth, I stopped believing truth, and all of my faith is gone

Clean

Written By: Ed Spahn

I am hurt
I am pain
I am everything but sane
I am scars
I am tears
Living face to face with my fears
Worthless is how I think I am
More than an animal, but less than man
Here without humility, If I live for you
Then I’ll die for me

Make me pure, make me clean
Release me from all that is obscene
Make me rise above the pain
Heal my wounds remove my stain
I am clean

I am dirt
I am low
I am less than all, I’m below
I am blood
I am hate
The only fear I have is my fate
Worthless is how you think I am less than all animals lower than man
Not here for your gratuity,
I’ve lived for you, now I’ll live for me

Make me pure, make me clean
Release me from all that is obscene
Make me rise above the pain
Heal my wounds remove my stain
I am clean

Discography

Half Circle Drive - Self Titled EP

Set List

1) Nice Knowing You
2) I Give Up
3) Clean
4) Corruption
5) Ask me why
6) Compromise
7) Thank You
8) Waiting For you
9) Wrong Place
10) Bury me
11) Freezing