nevereven

nevereven

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In a time where music is getting further away from its main purpose of existence and bands are pigeonholed into smaller groups and categories, nevereven is simply a rock band. No sub-genre, no labels, no predispositions...just cut and dry, in your face rock.

Biography

Started by singer/guitarist Gary Pickard and drummer Kenny Grohowski in 2002, the band quickly recorded their first album, Kilter. Since then, as with many bands, nevereven has been through many musical and personal transformations over the years. Throughout all of these changes, Gary and Kenny have stuck together since the beginning. Bassist Damian Peters and guitarist Frank Pascali joined the group in the following years. This new cohesive line-up offers a chemistry unprecedented in the band's history. The product of this chemistry is the evolution of their music into a new unique, dynamic sound. Unlike most bands today, all members are trained, well-versed musicians, who come together in this project to share the same dream and passion.
With unending energy at their live shows, and musicality unmatched in today's musical climate, nevereven is in a field of their own. Each member of the group has introduced their own musical influences, thus creating a unique blend of many sounds, including hard rock, metal and alternative.

Lyrics

Naive Crush

Written By: Gary Pickard

By the light
The shadows of my mind
Reflected in my life
Still alive
But barely hanging on
It's tearing me apart.

What you don't know
is bound to hurt you.
All your instincts
Will now desert you.

Bestill this discourse
That flows so freely
The world's enchantment
Will never leave me.
When words unspoken
Are here to greet me.
The ending
Is impending
Though we never can be saved.

Who you are.
A face without a name.
A life without a cause.
And when I'm gone.
What more can I give?
It's tearing you apart.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard
Copyright 2007
Always Odd Music

Fade

Written By: Gary Pickard

It's hard to explain the way I feel, the things that I know.
Existence has always been surreal - a primitive glow.
I treasure each gift that comes to me and write it in song.
You only live once as they might say. I hope that they're wrong.

Scared to look into the darkness or walk into the light.
Scared to know that all the answers are just out of my sight.

Memories inside.
Life's remembered moments till our last.
And everyone has tried.
To beat the test of time before they'd die.
But like the ones before them, we'll fade into the past.

All of this hatred, all of this pain and all of this fear.
Put in perspective what we all have, the ending is near.
Look at the good this life can bring, each moment each day.
Infinity reaches out to us, while we run away.

Scared to think what will become of everyone I love.
Scared to see what's down below or what could be above.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard
Copyright 2007
Always Odd Music

Cloud Nine

Written By: Gary Pickard

Long ago, before memory.
The sky was all around.
Existing free without the ground.
Everyone has an energy.
With us it does appear we owe it to the atmosphere.

Few and far between.
We are two made in the same.
It's our time to take to flight.
As moths take to a flame.
Our great escape.

Above the sky don't ever let me land.
On Cloud Nine, each time I hold your hand.
From up here, the world is just another grain of sand.
A thousand times I've died.
Fate has brought us near.
But with you by my side.
It all just disappears.

Find in me just an empty shell.
I'll find in you a bond that will give us strength to fly beyond.
See the world you thought you knew so well.
What you take in from this height puts people in a different light.

I know how you think that you never quite belong.
I feel just like you do
And feelings can't be wrong.
Our great escape.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard
Copyright 2007
Always Odd Music

Dreamcatcher

Written By: Gary Pickard

Another day
Another faded picture.
Another memory deep inside.
I didn't think that these images would haunt me
Or that my dreams would be my guide.

Pain is all around and I can't hide.
With you here I'll make it through and I'll see the other side.

Wake me when I dream
It's never as it seems.
Lying to myself the only promise I can keep.
I can never hide
When dreams they get inside.
Keep watching over me and catch me when I fall asleep.

(Asleep) but not for long.
The sun's outside my window.
To end this night that never ends.
My mind can take the good that lies before me
And make it seem like it's pretend.

One day, I'll find a way around it.
One night I'll sleep without my past.
But till that day, these shadows will surround me.
I wish each night, it was my last.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard
Copyright 2007
Always Odd Music

Release

Written By: Gary Pickard

These actions speak clearly.
Behavior.
The very thing that keeps me underneath.
Our future in the balance.
Decision.
The very reason I just can't release.

Everything I am will all but cease to be.
Release.

All I have
And everything I've been I give it
All to you
Just to watch you live.
All my life
Confined by doubt
And all I've ever wanted was to be.
You're the one that I can't be without.

My world in all its grandeur.
Delusion.
The very thing that keeps me underneath.
No need for easy murder.
Compassion.
The very reason I just can't release.

This lifetime - my prison.
Confinement.
The very thing that keeps me underneath.
Alone I serve my sentence.
Forgotten.
The very reason I just can't release.

All I have
And everything I've been I give it
All to you
Just to watch you live.
All my life
Confined by doubt
And all I've ever wanted was to be.
You're the one that I can't live.
And all I've ever wanted was to be.
You're the one that I can't be without.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard
Copyright 2007
Always Odd Music

Midnight

Written By: Gary Pickard

Shade of night - divine
For just our reasons.
Leave it all behind.
The change of seasons.
Into you I fall
Before and after
We can share it all
In tears and laughter.

I'm not late.
The moment's here.
The twist of fate.

There's nothing I can say.
I've never felt this way.
The way i feel at Midnight.
For once i finally care
Nothing can compare.
The way i feel at Midnight.

Answers here to find
To all our questions.
We'll defy defined
Without suggestion.
Day and night as one.
Today's tomorrow.
I alone am done
With you I'll follow.

Into the light.
For once the world.
Seems so right.

And now more than before.
Life, it means something more.

In this world so dark
We both conspire.
We can light the spark
To set this fire.
With first light, the dawn.
The world awakens.
When all hope is gone
Don't feel forsaken.

All is done.
Can't you see?
We have won.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard.
Copyright 2007
Always Odd Music

Last Rites

Written By: Gary Pickard

Gone. All gone.
All hope. All fear.
And now, all I have is you.
Cold to the touch
I have not done much
In the past
That can save me.

We all fall down.
We all fall down.
It's time to rise and shine
Through shadows grim.
And your light glows from within
The lights are getting...

Time's getting short
Along with my breath
And now
In your hands is a lifetime
Souls over time
Can never grow old
So why
Must my body?

Here, in your eyes
That now frame my face
I see myself
For the last time
Writhe in my skin
This soul will begin
To depart
On a journey.

We all fall down.
We all fall down.
It's time to rise and shine
Through shadows grim.
And your light glows from within
The lights are getting dim.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard
Copyright 2007
Always Odd Music

Quicksilver

Written By: Gary Pickard

Can you keep a secret?
Between just you and me.
The words will open up your eyes.
It's possible to see.
There's no need to be alone
No need to leave your heart.
Just remember all that you've been feeling from the start.

So take a chance and fly away from here.
Wipe away your tears and take my hand.

Quicksilver flies by way of night to where i stay.
On Mercury's heels the speed of light will guide my way.
Quicksilver makes it real, another brand new day.
Quicksilver. Quicksilver.

The space between here and the heavens is close yet out of reach.
We'll cut the universe in half.
A million light years each.
The way you make me feel is something I can't quite explain.
Now I've nothing left to lose but everything to gain.

So take a chance and fly away from here.
Wipe away your fears and take my hand.

When friends and loved ones die
A newborn baby's cry
Will never stop the turning of the world.

All Lyrics and Music written by Gary Pickard
Copyright 2004
Always Odd Music

Discography

2002 - Kilter
2007 - nevereven

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Set List

Naive Crush
Fade
Cloud Nine
Dreamcatcher
Release
Midnight
Last Rites
Hellfire
Winterkill
Study in Black
Starshine
Lay Me Down
Chance
Walk the Line
Guardian Angel
Quicksilver