Mass Transit Authority

Mass Transit Authority

 Orlando, Florida, USA
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MTA consists of three of the most talented, energetic, and possibly insane people you have ever seen

Biography


Mass Transit Authority is Orlando's newest, most original band on the scene.Comprised of Bassist Johnny lewis , drummer Amir Saleem and Singer/guitarist Andrew Beckner; MTA command every stage they take and unify their audiences with their energetic, heart felt performances made up of songs that are inspired by life.MTA is certainly going places, the question is "Are going along for the ride?".

Lyrics

I Know What it's Like

Written By: Andrew Beckner

Verse 1
I know what it’s like to be broken hearted
You’re standing there with your back against the wall
I know what it’s like to go back to the start and
I know what it’s like to lose it all
Chorus
I know what it’s like
I’ve been there before
I know what it’s like
I’ve walked through that door
I know what it’s like
My face on the floor
I know what it’s like
Verse 2
I know what it’s like to be abandoned
No one around you to hold you tight
I know what it’s like to be st-st-stranded
Lost and alone as you walk into the night
Chorus
I know what it’s like
I’ve been there before
I know what it’s like
I’ve walked through that door
I know what it’s like
My face on the floor
I know what it’s like
SOLO
Chorus
I know what it’s like
I’ve been there before
I know what it’s like
I’ve walked through that door
I know what it’s like
My face on the floor
I know what it’s like

Man On Wire

Written By: Andrew Beckner

Verse 1
I’m tight rope walking on a wire
Between these towers of fear
They’re getting higher and higher
And the wind is drawing near
The music’s getting louder
And there’s a ringing in my ears
The light is getting brighter
What was blurry is now clear
Chorus
I’m just a man on a wire
I’m just a man on a wire
I’m just a man on a wire
Verse 2
I swear I’ll love you forever
If you get me out of hear alive
No, I don’t want the worldly treasures
If I don’t have you by my side
I wish I wasn’t such a coward
Holding on to the fear
Of being consumed by the fire
But the fire it draws near
Chorus 2x
Verse 3
I won’t stop walking on this wire
‘Till I reach the other side
‘Till I get what I desire
I’ve got no place to hide
I’m a lover not a fighter
And I wish that I could be
Your night in shining armor
So that you don’t have to see
Chorus
I’m just a man on a wire
I’m just a man on a wire
I’m just a man on a wire
You set me on fire
Bridge
Oh you set me on fire
Oh you set me on fire
You set me on fire
You set me on fire
Chorus

Subway

Written By: Andrew Beckner

Verse 1
I walk down the stairs going underground
The screeching of the brakes is the only sound
To comfort me at the end of the day
Yeah its 3 a.m. I’m lying on the floor
I smell like cigarettes and alcohol staring at the door
I don’t know what to do I don’t know what to pray what to say
Yesterday I can’t make it go away.

Chorus
Singing…
When you’re riding on the subway
When you’re riding on the subway
When you’re riding on the subway all alone

Verse 2
My head feels dizzy from the long city nights
My eyes going blind from the bar stage lights
The things that make me different now make me the same.
Yeah the city of dreams makes it hard to sleep
Because of broken promises I can’t keep
And I see your eyes and your smile and your face
I wanna turn out the lights and disappear without a trace.

Chorus
Singing…
When you’re riding on the subway
When you’re riding on the subway
When you’re riding on the subway going home
When you’re riding on the subway
When you’re riding on the subway
When you’re riding on the subway all alone, going home.

Bridge
I can’t stop this train
It’s not turning back
It’s going off the track
It keeps crashing again and again and again
I can’t stop this train
It’s not turning back
It’s going off the track
It keeps crashing again and again and again

Vamp
We’re riding
We’re riding
We’re riding
We’re riding
We’re riding
We’re riding

Discography

Man on Wire EP

You can listen to audio for these tracks on itunes, Purevolume,Facebook, Reverbnation, ilike, and Myspace.

Set List

We can play for literally 4 hours.. We have 3 , 45-minute sets of our material.

Our last shows' set list consisted of the following songs:

1) Holding On
2)I Know What its Like
3)Make it through the day
4)All I Need
5)Man on Wire
6) On my Knees(And Barely breathing)
7)(Encore) First Ride