Myopic Mecca

Myopic Mecca

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At our core, we label ourselves as experimental progressive rock. We have songs ranging from shorter single worthy songs and longer epics. Imagine if you will a modern day Pink Foyd mixed with Depeche Mode, Alice in Chains, Faith no More, The Cure and Tool then you will get "some" idea of us.

Biography

Myopic Mecca (a Kansas band) was formed in early 2006. Myopic Mecca stands for blind faith, and the band questions faith in religion, politics, humanity... and more in their songs. Their sound has been described as a mixture of psychadelic, progressive, experimental rock and at times a touch of Metal.

While only being together a year and a half, Myopic Mecca has around 20 songs ranging from shorter single worthy songs to longer epics. Their music is catchy and memorable; filled with beautifull melodies and harmonies that stick with you in your dreams. Myopic Mecca is known for their distinctive male and female vocal harmonies and with 4 singers in the band, they create a very unique vocal atmosphere.

Don't come to a Myopic Mecca show expecting your typical jump up and down and scream atmosphere. No... Myopic Mecca does things differently. Highly energetic and at times theatrical, Myopic Mecca is also known for their stage presence. It has even been said before that Derek Mecca himself has the power to envoke a type of fear in the audience; while Kris Mecca brings out the sexy side of the band. The musical trio of Mick, Ryan and Jeff round out this quintet to make them be a truly unique musical smack in the face.

Myopic Mecca is quickly becoming noticed in the local Kansas scene. Club owners want them back, promoters have stated they want to book them in future shows, and out-of-state bands ask for them to come to their state to do shows together. Myopic Mecca plans on broadening their audience by becoming regulars in the local Club Wars hosted by Kilroy and booking shows with Black Brothyl Productions hosted by DJ Dhust. Not only are they reaching out localy, but they would love to attend the South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX In 2008.

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Lyrics

Contact Lense

Written By: Jeff Pritchett

weave the clouds stitch by stitch
stir the ocean with your finger tips
you better start makin sense
change the color of your contact lense

falling ladders and butcher knives
domino dreams seem to coencide
the nexus connects us and we share a mind
tame the tiger in your eyes

all you twilight dreamers
cup your hands around the moon
tweak and test the receiver
let my message break through to you

imagination colors water
seeing life through a stain glass veiw
love is like a two way mirror
you can see me but i cant see you

all you twilight dreamers
cup your hands around the moon
tweak and test the receiver
let my message break through to you

vertibulum in friction spinning
pockadots that shift suspension
limbo equlibrium
i need a thousand watts- stat
open up your lungs and breath
emp release and flash
open up your lungs and breath
dont die on me

open up your lungs and breath

all you twilight dreamers
cup your hands around the moon
tweak and test the receiver
let my message break through to you

weave the clouds stitch by stitch
change the color of your contact lense

I am Better

Written By: Derek Mecca

I am all better, I took my capsule
But you are much better, you took the last kill
All of my friends are flies
but you have magnificent eyes

Ten tiny people walk into the attic
What they see before them might cause them panic
All the boxes are on fire
inside them all are retired

I know that I am alright
you have turned the screws tight
and when things that you've put together
fall apart before you, you'll be better

All
What
Better
My
torn
you
done
Ourselves

I am all better, I took the highway
You are much better, you flew by my way
Everyone would like to say I
am the kinda person to try

A Ten Thousand army marched into the battle
What happened before them caused them to react to
all the years and years of lies
The mother's and children's cries

I know that I am alright
you have turned the screws tight
and when things that you've put together
fall apart before you, you'll be better

ALL of this is
WHAT makes me
BETTER but inside
MY head I am
TORN between what
YOU and I have
DONE to
OURSELVES

Kinetic Hospitality

Written By: Derek Mecca

Washing over me like buckets of bees
The sting brings happyness and harmony
Electric people who have all brought it in
The time comes naturaly when it begins.

Whoa... this electricity.
High on possibility.
Here is the key; put it inside.
Why can we not open ourselves?

Washing over me like rivers of bees
A thousand tiny fingers touch ambiguously
Keep your eyes on the tide and maybe you'll find
The question to your answer is not too far behind.

Whoa... this electricity.
High on possibility.
Here is the key; put it inside.
Why can we not open ourselves?

I feel
You know

Why don't I feel like myself
Why dont' I feel like myself

I watch your movements then I roll over too
Hey... watch yourself, you're coming on too strong

I... whoa... that's quite enough

Give me some room
Some more attitude
I know what I want
So open your eyes
You can't touch my brain like that
So lay off
Yeah that's right

Washing over me like buckets of bee's
Washing over me like buckets of bee's

Dread

Written By: Derek Mecca

evoL si ria ni eth
geiv I hits a nodt tuB
anordot heret a my yaw zuC si ciomn

noep mi nAd an nnagstind ni dielf
melingag thiW a hetet neop and forwn

edrad teh I ot ceom ghinst
edrad teh I ot ceom ghinst

thenora dinF xite
Epsace you rae teane boreaf
lliw It eb asey evern os
nadSt no boht teef

Noep mi nAd an nnagstind ni dielf
sodunath keand em net stermons thiW tearf

edrad teh I ot ceom ghinst
edrad teh I ot ceom ghinst

Beneath the shadows
Within my dreams
I dread my memories

Dust Tears

Written By: Derek Mecca

I'm speaking all of the time
but hearing nothing unwind

It's like a theater
warm lights
crystalize
in my mind

Shaking it off
The chills
inside
Realize

That anything at all
means nothing at all
in my eyes

Take out a screw, and screw with you
Only a real thing can contend
It's almost as if the wind
is screaming through the end

and within hours the gust is gone
but I still see it with my ears
and within years
the sun at dawn
dust tears from wounded eye

Tear open a whole of zero's and ones
pull out the fact
the truth
and run
between the sections of this life I see
an "atom splitting at them" catastrophy

It's like an open field
with a force field
contained from the acid rain

Things become so
that we no longer know
who we are

We move and we listen
We clean until glistening
how we see

how many times
must we hear the chimes
of the clocks in our hearts

what does it tells us
the sound to guide us
where we go

Take out a screw, and screw with you
Only a real thing can contend
It's almost as if the wind
is screaming through the end

and within hours the gust is gone
but I still see it with my ears
and within years
the sun at dawn
dust tears from wounded eye

come to me again
maybe this time we can rewind
our lives are a sin
together the weather inside is better
corruption within
thousands of wires and circuits and spiders

a web they will spin
of thought patterns

Vengeance

Written By: Derek Mecca

I've been here before
You've already knocked on my door

But you see, this time, I have come to realize
That matter only matters how you see it with you eyes
and this comes from me who has already seen
the look on your face as you put me in my place

You look at me that way
I wonder why
Stab me in my back and I'll stab you in your eye
I don't need your reasons
Just let me be
I guess it doesn't matter 'cuz you no longer see

I'll tell you my friend
That when the world comes to an end

You'll see the explosion's reflection in my eyes
Maybe then you'll fucking realize
That nothing you have done under the sun
Nothing you can say means anything to anyone

I have my finger on a trigger
I'm ready to gun
I have my finger on a trigger
I'm ready to gun
I have my finger on a trigger
I'm ready to gun

I have my finger on a trigger

and everything you say
makes me blow something away

You look at me that way
I wonder why
Stab me in my back and I'll stab you in your eye

You look at me that way
I wonder why
Stab me in my back and I'll stab you in your eye

You look at me that way
I wonder why
Stab me in my back and I'll stab you in your eye

I don't need your reasons
Just let me be
I guess it doesn't matter 'cuz you no longer see

Finding Nectar

Written By: Derek Mecca

Hello? Hello?
Can you see me in here?
I consume the flesh,
and forget the fear!
I'm breathing in nectar
as it leaks from my ears.
I consume the ego,
I mutate the gears!

You know what you're going to find
Lost sheep all set in line.
Use your mind as a satelite.
Define what's right.

To create you must destroy
Setup shop and then deploy.
Strip down personality.
Define what's right.

(X4)Finding Nectar

The search for nectar is non-subjective!
Do what you know.
Go with the flow.

(X4)
You know what you're going to find
Lost sheep all set in line.
Use your mind as a satelite.
Define what's right.

(X4)Finding Nectar

Goodbye! Goodbye!
Take a hit and fly
To consume the flesh
and forget the fear!
You're breathing in nectar
as it leaks from your ears.
To consume the ego,
and mutate the gears

Eye to I

Written By: Derek Mecca

Stop staring at me
Do the demons like what they see?
All around me are the things I don't want to be
but they look right back at me.
Do you think there's a chance
that the world will fall to pieces if I ask you to...

Stop staring at me
Won't you tell me
Whats behind the curtain
of my insanity
Doesn't matter what I say, what I do.
When you speak, it all comes back to you.

What do you want me to say?
That it's alright
and everything is ok?
This thing on my shoulder spews fire in my ears
while telling me stories of years and years in the future
where everything falls down on me
while I'm asking for you to...

Stop staring at me
Won't you tell me
Whats behind the curtain
of my insanity
Doesn't matter what I say, what I do.
When you speak, it all comes back to you.

Too much tension inside of me
But I keep holding on

Becoming a Monster

Written By: Derek Mecca

The wind cuts my skin as I lay here beside you.
The ground absorbs the sin as if it were nectar.
Games we play; things we say tear ourselves in two.

I can feel it now.
Invade my skin.
Dissolve within.

Only things that evolve within my own world will win.

I look into your eyes as your skin falls to the ground
Fire from your tongue burns my mind to ash
I open my mouth but there is no sound

I can feel it now.
Invade my skin.
Dissolve within.

Only things that evolve within my own world will win.

I can feel it now.
Invade my skin.
Dissolve within.

Only things that evolve within my own world will win.

and I can't always feel what you want me to, my dear.
I think that I am becoming a monster to you.

Cigarettes in the Dark

Written By: Jeff Pritchett

I can't contain inside myself
Mechanical ants and their ringing bells
My skin is burning
My bones on fire
It's a nervous chain of tangled wires

There's a current running through my veins

We bend young minds
and we break old hearts
We smoke our cigarettes in the dark

Close the blinds
the sun is too harsh
I'll smoke my cigarettes in the dark

I left my stitches at the wax museum
I feel a pinch in the dark of the theater
Keep your children from the streets of the city
The night crawlers and news paper vendors

There's a current running through my veins

We bend young minds
and we break old hearts
We smoke our cigarettes in the dark

Close the blinds
the sun is too harsh
I'll smoke my cigarettes in the dark

You've created a monster of change
and I'm never gunna go away
Fueled by the scent of insecticide
and a wash of acid rain

Discography

I am Better
Contact Lense
Eye to I
Vengeance
Kinetic Hospitality
Finding Nectar
Dust Tears
Becoming a Monster
Magician's Eyes
Abject Evolution
Everything and Nothing
Closer Still
Animatronics
Hat Tricks
Dread
Cigarettes in the Dark
Not Enough

and more!

Set List

Our typical set list can include any of the following songs: I am Better, Vengeance, Eye to I, Kinetic Hospitality, Dust Tears, Contact Lense , Dread, Becoming a Monster, Finding Nectar, Magician's Eyes, Abject Evolution, Sweet Dreams and more. Our set lists are generaly 30 minutes long but with the ammount and lengths of our songs we can go much longer or shorter when needed. Because of our varied styles, we can adapt our setlist to the situation. For example, a heavier set for a metal show and a more progressive, psychadelic set for an indie rock show.