Lucid Ground

Lucid Ground

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"There is a powerful intensity inherent in Lucid Ground's music that grabs a hold of you immediately, keep a close eye on these gents.." -Fearless Radio

Biography

Lucid Ground is a collective group of five diverse individuals that share a sonic vision of evolving modern rock music. Lucid Ground’s signature sound and captivating live performances emit a sonic dose of energy that combine driving hooks and unique melodies. The fusion of these elements has not only created a cult-like buzz around Chicago, but has also imposed a lasting impact on the city’s music scene. With the devotion of their fans, the band has begun exploring the possibilities of nation-wide appeal. Lucid Ground has shared the stage with many rock acts from members of Guns N Roses to Switchfoot. Recently, the band has been featured in the Chicago Tribune's Red Eye and on Q101's the Morning Fix Show, where they performed live and talked about their follow up to their well received debut LP 'Last To Know'. The new EP is entitled ‘Shift’ and has already received a great deal of recognition from all over the country. The band has been featured on NBC5.com, Q101's Music Mailroom, Fearless Radio, and has also had the privilege of being on of the top ranking bands in the Emergenza International music competition as well as Lollapalooza's Last Band Standing Competition where they were hand picked by Perry Farrell. Since inception only a couple of years ago, Lucid Ground is at the forefront of the Chicago scene and continue to expand their vision...

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Lyrics

Breaking Point

Written By: Karl Hafner

ARE YOU CONFUSED WITH SOMEONE ELSE
YOU MUST BE

WE CRY WE LIE TO GET WHAT WE WANT
STILL TRUSTS ME

I SEE YOU LOOKING OUT A WINDOW
WHY DON’T YOU STARE

SOMETHING SEEMED TO ON YOUR MIND
RELEASE WHAT YOU KEEP ITS ALL INSIDE
I KNOW HOW IT FEELS I’VE BEEN THERE
NO ONE EVER SEEMS THEY SEEM TO CARE…

SO WE SHARE THE SAME VIEWS JUST FOR TODAY
TRIED DENIED FROM WHAT YOU WANT
AMERICAN WAY
I SEE YOU LOOKING OUT A WINDOW
MORE LIKE YOU STARE

DON’T YOU AGREE IT’S HARD TO FIND
RELEASE WHAT YOU KEEP ITS ALL INSIDE
I KNOW HOW IT FEELS WELL I’VE BEEN THERE
NO ONE EVER SEEMS THEY SEEM TO CARE…

ARE WE WASTING
ARE WE WASTING…

ARE WE WASTING WHAT WE HAD
LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ITS ALL TOO BAD
I KNOW HOW IT FEELS WELL I’VE BEEN THERE… NO ONE EVER SEEMS THEY SEEM TO CARE…

Between The Lines

Written By: Karl Hafner

SHE SAID FIND ANOTHER WAY
INSTEAD I WATCHED A SILENT WAR
IT BRINGS ME TO MY KNEES AGAIN

I SEE THE LINES THEY’RE CRYSTAL CLEAR
I WATCHED THE SILENT DISAPPEAR
MAY TAKE AN ETERNITY TO WAIT
I WANTED IT MORE… I COULD SAY…

IT SHAKES WALLS MADE OF STONE
AND BREATHES IN A CHEMICAL STORM
TO BE WITHOUT A WAY AND RISE IN A LONELY STATE
YOU TAKE A SHAMELESS FALL
AM I RESPONSIBLE

I SEE THE LINES THEY’RE CRYSTAL CLEAR
I WATCHED THE SILENT DISAPPEAR
MAY TAKE AN ETERNITY TO WAIT
I WANTED IT MORE… I COULD SAY…

I SEE THE LINES THEY’RE CRYSTAL CLEAR
I WATCHED THE SILENT DISAPPEAR
MAY TAKE AN ETERNITY TO WAIT
I WANTED IT MORE…

I FELL INTO YOUR MIDNIGHT
WAITED FOR A SUN BURNT SKY
FELL INTO YOUR MIDNIGHT…ALIVE

All To You

Written By: Karl Hafner

All To You

You wanted more than I could give to say the least
The distance is but miles… a lonely road it seemed
She brings me back to then
I follow back to where we left…

It’s all to you…all to you I see it breaking through
It’s all to you…all to you I know you want it too…

You’re feeling reconciled from all your wants and needs
To witness only lies when right in front of me
And bring me back to then
You want more, but it’s gone instead…

It’s all to you…all to you, I see it breaking through
It’s all to you…all to you, I know you want it too…
It’s all to you…

(break)

It’s all to you…all to you, I see it breaking through
It’s all to you…all to you, I know you want it too…

It’s all to you…all to you, I see it breaking through
It’s all to you…all to you, I know you want it too…

Written by: Karl Hafner
All Rights Reserved 2008

Downcast

Written By: Karl Hafner

Downcast

So many times thoughts surround you and then never seem to dissipate…
I wouldn’t mind, lost beside you, I’m not one to implicate…

It will be right
After all, won’t you decide
And the sun, it will be tried
To be tried…

Last to remind waking on shoulders all alone and in justly framed…
Conflicts and tides spoken and found few but at least there is a way…

It will be right
After all, won’t you decide
And the sun it will be tried

And the only way is gone…All you know
And the only way is gone…All you know
All you know…

It will be right
After all, won’t you decide?
And the sun it will be tried
To be tried…

And the only way is gone…All you know
And the only way is gone…All you know
All you know…

Written by: Karl Hafner
All Rights Reserved 2008

Embrace

Written By: Karl Hafner

Embrace

Turn to reasons they’re all gone
Been circling, but not for long
Won’t you find another way to live…

Change…whats the waiting for
Embrace…don’t you want to go
It’s in disguise
Lost and I can’t find my way, or do I want…

Turn the pages one by one
A vacant breeze surrounds us all
Won’t you find another way to see…

Change…whats the waiting for
Embrace…don’t you want to go
It’s in disguise
Lost and I can’t find my way…

To be alone and I feel alive
To be sustained in a distant light
I want to find my way, it will be alright
When I’m with you…

Change…whats the waiting for
Embrace…don’t you want to go
She sees…

Written by: Karl Hafner
All Rights Reserved 2008

Relegated

Written By: Karl Hafner

Relegated

Hesitates in beliefs
Drowning in stone
Still remains…

What is the waiting for
Is there any way
Lies recalled…

She’s alone
To be atoned…

Contemplates soon is saved
Wastes in the lost
What will follow…

She’s alone
To be atoned
Breathes in the change…

(break)

She’s alone
To be atoned
Wants all the shame…

Written by: Karl Hafner
All Rights Reserved 2008

Learn To Speak

Written By: Karl Hafner/Joseph Graziani

Learn To Speak

In my dreams vivid things…drops of color rain on peace
And the taught, they learn to speak crying is why we’re born…

Live alone, seem to feel all the same continues on…

Shattered thoughts they pierce my mind, lying is why we’re scorned…

Be careful not to fall down on me, down on me yet again
I’ll take you out of this place, of this place for better…

Adverse times they complicate…deny the one who fills up your past…reasons change sit back and watch, everything well it washes off…

Live alone seem to feel all the same continues on…

Be careful not to fall down on me, down on me yet again
I’ll take you out of this place, of this place better…

Learning to speak (3x)

Written by: Karl Hafner & Joseph Graziani
All Rights Reserved 2008

Anticipate

Written By: Karl Hafner

Anticipate

You always waste your time and that is a shame
It’s going day to day and that’s alright
You don’t have to take it…

All alone for the ride
Down this road in your life
Can’t explain and I don’t want to
Is this end…

Do you like the way things have gone
I’d ask myself, but I’m just ignored
You don’t have to answer…I want to hear

What you’re saying
It’s not enough that you’re leaving
Can’t explain and I don’t want to
Is this the end…

Free your mind from… all the question
Do you know whats going on with me
What a way to get my attention
Falling fast… anticipated

(break)

Free your mind from… all the question
Do you know whats going on with me
What a way to get my attention
Falling fast… anticipated (2x)

Written by: Karl Hafner
All Rights Reserved 2008

Follow

Written By: Karl Hafner

Follow

You’re gone again and all that’s left is a forlorn ride back to life…
Unsettled and frayed, insinuates change in time…make it alright…

We all want time to wander and if they could wander too
Someday I’ll follow when all the others stop and think it through…

Shades ascend to a desolate bend in your mind…conflicted sides…
You tremble and shake, uncurtain a way you will find, once you arrive…

We all want time to wander and if they could wander too
Someday I’ll follow when all the others stop and think it through…

We all want time to wander and if they could wander too
Someday I’ll follow when all the others stop and think it through…

We all want time to wander if they could wander too…

Written by: Karl Hafner
All Rights Reserved 2008

Discography

'Conflicts & Tides' (2008)
1. Downcast
2. All To You
3. Embrace
4. Relegated
5. Learn To Speak
6. Anticipate
7. Follow

'Shift' (2008)
1. Breaking Point
2. Take Away
3. Reverse
4. Misdirection
5. Between The Lines
6. Lost You

'Last To Know' LP (2006)
1. Empty Table
2. Dissolve
3. Disagree
4. Plastic Devil
5. No Reason Why
6. One Track Mind
7. 1000 Piece Puzzle
8. Indecision
9. Origami
10. Recover

(single) "Reverse" featured on RockScarz Tattoo Magazine CD Compilation (2008)

(single) "Empty Table" featured on Windy City Records/Hostage Radio Winter Compilation (2006)

(single) "Origami" featured on Sexy Killer Records Compilation Volume 12 (2006)

(single) "Origami featured on Mr. Michael Productions' the Dresden King Compilation CD (2006)

Set List

Lucid Ground's set usually consists of all original songs w/ an occasional cover song.