Absolution

Absolution

 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
BandRockMetal

Absolution is a brand new breed of hard rock/metal with tasteful guitar riffs, driving bass, powering melodic vocality and a percussional beatdown, collectively all as one. Absolution has developed a very distinct sound, that is considered to be incomparable.

Biography

Founded in 2005 by drummer Tom Godin and vocalist Mark Wojtkiewicz, along with several line-up changes, the band found itself creatively with Brian "B-Man" McDonald on bass with later additions Jay Green and Will Perna on guitars.

The quintet has toured the tri-state area extensively in support of their latest EP “Theory of Existence” (2009). The bands unique rock/metal sound and high energy live show has helped them build an ever growing fan-base, from West Virgina to North Carolina and everywhere in between. Sharing the stage with the likes of Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool, Nonpoint, RED, Black Stone Cherry, Halestorm, Otep and more.

Their latest work "Theory Of Existence" was recorded at The Barbershop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey and was produced by Jason Corsaro (Soundgarden, Bobaflex, Soulfly, etc). Not even a year after the release of the EP "Theory of Existence", the band finds themselves back in the studio with enough new material for a full length follow up.

ABSOLUTION’s non-stop writing process, nose to the grind stone work ethic, and adrenaline filled live show has been the bands driving force since day one. And with a new album in the works and a packed event schedule, they show no signs of letting up or slowing anytime soon.

Lyrics

Drifted

Written By: Absolution

you and me, we have to talk
we left a lot of things unsaid
it's been too long our times run out
and it scares me to death we won't work it out

let's work it out

you and me, we went astray
our lives got carried away
it's been too long, I'm sorry to say
before it's too late, let's work it out

let's work it out

we've been through a lot together
we always said it would be forever
when did we lose, and when did we choose
to be apart

you and me, we have to talk
we've put it off for far too long
the time has come, so load the gun
shoot from the hip, what's done is done

we've been through a lot together
we always said it would be forever
when did we lose, and when did we choose
to be apart

as time slips by, I wonder why
we never made amends, instead we just pretend
nothings wrong, why do I feel like a fool
you made feel like a fool.

we've been through a lot together
we always said it would be forever
when did we lose, and when did we choose
to be apart

we've been through a lot together
we always said it would be forever
when did we lose, and when did we choose
to be apart

we've been through a lot together
we always said it would be forever
when did we lose, and when did we choose
to be apart

when did we choose
to be apart
when did we choose
to be apart
let's work out
before
before it's too late

What Makes Me Strong

Written By: Absolution

I've opened my eyes to the changes in my life
and nothing seems to surprise me anymore
I've seen many things in this lifetime
but this life's not over yet

the more you push me (you push me)
the harder I push back (that I push back)
you've tried to make me fall (to make me fall)
but you will never make me fall

let's go - to the time when I was so naive
to when we were so carefree
let's go - we can get lost inside a song
And I'll show you what makes me strong

I've opened my eyes to a lot of different things
And there's nothing that I can't learn
I've opened my heart way too many times
Each time it just makes me stronger

the more you push me (you push me)
the harder I push back (that I push back)
you've tried to make me fall (to make me fall)
but you will never make me fall

let's go - to the time when I was so naive
to when we were so carefree
let's go - we can get lost inside a song
I'll show you what makes me strong

what makes me strong
what makes me strong
let's go let's go
those who stand for nothing
will fall for anything
so I'll watch you fall
while I stand strong

let's go - to the time when I was so naive
to when we were so carefree
let's go - we can get lost inside a song
I'll show you what makes me strong

let's go - I'll show you what makes me strong
I'll show you what makes me strong
I'll show you why I'll never fall
I'll show you what makes me strong
what makes me strong
what makes me strong

Clarity

Written By: Absolution

Moments of clarity, the details of a dream
A flailing misconception of an adolescent teen
These yellow marks, along this broken path
have gotten us this far so don't look back

If I died tomorrow

would you take back the words you spoke in vain
to me
would you say your sorry

Moments of limbo, the details of my dreams
Feels like they're slipping away from me
I feel like dying, more each day
I feel like dying with every breath I take

If I died tomorrow

would you take back the words you spoke in vain
to me
would you say your sorry

if you think it's too late
just say you're sorry

you think you're right, but you're so wrong
you've held this grudge for far too long
you can't let go of your resentment for me
I had to let go of the rope and let you swing

would you take back (would you take back)
the words you spoke in vain (in vain)
to me (to me)
would you say your sorry

now you know it's too late (right now)
I'll let you go, I'll let you go, I'll let you go
I'll let you go, I'll let you go, I'll let you go
I just have to let you go

The Karma

Written By: Absolution

such an intoxicating smile, stuck behind those lying eyes
but the truth is, the truth will overcome
and bury all your lies
your words gave away what your lips disguised
and your voice, cuts right through me
like the knife in my back for all to see
and I know it wasn't you
cause you're just a puppet on a string so

dance little puppet dance
you're caught on a string and you're stuck in a trance
so dance little puppet dance
dance little puppet dance

you were my addiction, you're such a whore
you left me craving and begging for more
and the truth is, the truth has overcome
left you naked, rejected and cold
and I, I feel nothing. I feel nothing for you
or anything that you do
cause you, you are nothing
you're nothing but a puppet on a string so

dance little puppet dance
you're caught on a string and you're stuck in a trance
so dance little puppet dance
dance little puppet dance

dance little puppet dance
you're caught on a string and you're stuck in a trance
so dance little puppet dance
dance little puppet dance

dance little puppet dance
you're caught on a string and you're stuck in a trance
dance little puppet dance
you're caught on a string and you're stuck in a trance
dance little puppet dance
you're caught on a string and you're stuck in a trance
dance little puppet dance
dance little puppet dance
so dance little puppet dance
dance little puppet dance
dance for me
dance little puppet dance
you're caught in the string and you're stuck in a trance
so dance little puppet dance
dance little puppet dance
dance for me

Shut Your Mouth

Written By: Absolution

shut your mouth
just shut your mouth

just another cliché; oh haven't you heard (bitch)
she loves attention; without a care in the world
she had good intentions; but dropped the ball
speaks before she thinks; never expected to fall

shut your mouth
you don't know what you're saying
do you think of these things
before they come out of your mouth
you don't know what you're saying
do you believe the words
that are coming from your mouth?

(oh) speaking in tongues and not making any sense (slut)
her words they twisted you against (worthless)
everything she's taking for granted
well it's all gone and she blames you

just shut your mouth
you don't know what you're saying
do you think of these things
before they come out of your mouth
cause you don't know what you're saying
do you believe the words
that are coming from your mouth?
I'm sick of everything
that comes out your mouth

why do you speak in circles (circles)
you must love the sound of your voice
I scream, to drowned out the sounds of your stupidity

just shut your mouth
you don't know what you're saying
do you think of these things
before they come out of your mouth
you don't know what you're saying
do you believe the words
that are coming from your mouth?
you don't know what you're saying
do you think of these things
before they come out of your mouth
you don't know what you're saying
I'm sick of everything
that comes out your mouth

shut your mouth
oh shut your

Closure

Written By: Absolution

I could never get passed the first two lines
I could never get out what I felt inside
I wanted so bad to keep what we had
but the truth is I failed at loving you

where did I go wrong
was it all my fault
I guess I'll never know
where do I go from here
when will this end

I never could never go through
this again
I could get out what hurts inside
I wanted so bad for you to see
but the truth is I failed you everyday

where did I go wrong
was it all my fault
I guess I'll never know
where do I go from here
when will this end

when will this madness ever end
when will I get my closure
then the wounds will heal
maybe I get over you
maybe just maybe
maybe I'd move on

where did I go wrong
was it all my fault
I guess I'll never know
where do I go from here
when will this end
where did I go wrong
was it always my fault
I guess I'll never know
where do I go from here
anywhere but down
where did I go wrong
was it always my fault
I guess I'll never know

where did I go wrong
was it always my fault
I guess I'll never
I guess I'll never
I guess I'll never

Discography

Absolution - Surfacing EP - 3/2008
Absolution - Theory Of Existence EP - 4/2009

Set List

Sets are usually 45 mins.
All original as written and performed by Absolution.
(in this order)
Drifted
Dry County (unreleased)
Role Model
Bloodstone (unreleased)
Skin (unreleased)
Shut Your Mouth
The Karma
Servility
End Game (unreleased)
What Makes Me Strong