The October

The October

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“The October has a knack for crafting dark and lush music… Each song soars from the opening guitar chords to the final climactic notes.” :: CDreviews.com

Biography

The October’s music tackles moments in life generally overlooked. From their catchy, hook-laden tunes to their on-fire stage show to their sharp sense of fashion, The October are both joyously timeless and irrefutably now. Boasting rich melodic guitars, soaring vocals, and a danceable drum/bass attack, this band is meant for greatness. One listen to The October’s third release, Lost Since Graduation, and you’ll be in agreement with AltSounds, who proclaimed of the Kentucky quartet, “Finally, a band that will make people fall in love with music all over again!”

The music of The October feels like the soundtrack to life: searching for meaning between graduation and adulthood, yet returning to the comfort and nostalgia of a broken-in yearbook. The band members—Dustin Burnett (vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano), Aaron Spraggs (drums, vocals), Ryan Cain (guitar, keyboards) and Michael Lloyd (bass)—are tight onstage and off, and their shared passion shows.

Lyrics

Lost Since Graduation

Written By: THE OCTOBER

It’s the new year - your lips they call my name
The snow falls - and everything looks the same
We're wearing suits from the thrift store - from 1983
We've been out almost all night
and we won't stop when the ball drop drops

Lost since graduation
Lost since graduation

CHORUS:
It’s a beautiful night - to turn it around
It’s a beautiful year - to get out of this town
You're a beautiful girl - with a beautiful frown
A beautiful life - turn turn it around
Lost since graduation

I remember my best friends
and the days we knew it all
We could take on your best best boys
and we would watch them fall
We were kings of the high school
Yearbooks told our fame
But now we're running in circles
and a face forgets a name

Lost since graduation
Lost since graduation

It’s a beautiful night - to turn it around
It’s a beautiful year - to get out of this town
You're a beautiful girl - with a beautiful frown
A beautiful life - turn turn it around

No matter if we're leaving
if we aren't believing
We'll go back where we were before
’Cause if you heart's on fire
Trust your heart's desire
We won't go back where we were before

Lost since graduation
Lost since graduation
Lost since graduation
Lost since graduation

Runaway

Written By: The October

You open your eyes, you look out side at the city lights.
You'll be running away to leave me in the night.
Slip out the door, a "goodbye" note lies on the floor.
I've read it all a thousand times before.

You run through the streets, and push the people to the side.
You run from who we are, and what's on the inside.

You're just a runway
You'll always be just a runaway
As time gets tough you turn and go away
You'll always be just a runaway
Tou'll always be just a runaway

You're a broken girl, I know it’s a messed-up world.
Your daddy left you a hundred times before
I remember your lips and I remember them on my fingertips
but you run away from all of it.

As the car speeds off, you make it hard to forgive.
You love like a strangle hold, and you won't let me life.

You're just a runway
You'll always be just a runaway
As time gets tough you turn and go away
You'll always be just a runaway
You'll always be just a runaway
As time gets tough you turn and go away
You'll always be just a runaway
You'll always be just a runaway

No no no, just don't go go go
What're you looking for?

You're just a runway
You'll always be just a runaway
As time gets tough you turn and go away
You'll always be just a runaway
You'll always be just a runaway
As time gets tough you turn and go away
You'll always be just a runaway
You'll always be just a runaway

Gravity

Written By: The October

Crawl away from perfection in to honesty
Watch all the buildings burn down around me
Lift your head up away from tragedy
The Vicodin and cocaine have taken you away from me

Roll the windows down try not to make a sound.
Are you missing?
I've got a thousand things that I want to say.
Try to listen.
And you've got me, you've got me now
And you've got me, you've got me now

In your gravity.

Walk away from the city to the countryside.
You are an earthquake on the inside.
You make your way through like the riptide
Are you awake, or are you pushed aside now? You decide now.

Roll the windows down, try not to make a sound.
Are you missing?
I've got a thousand things that I want to say.
Try to listen.
And you've got me, you've got me now
And you've got me, you've got me now

In your gravity.

It’s around, it’s all around me
It’s around, it’s all around you

80 is just a lifetime, boy

Crawl away from perfection into honesty
Watch all the buildings burn down around me
In your gravity.

Don't Color the Sky Blue

Written By: The October

Rain rain, you watch it fall down
Pray pray You do it a lot now
You check your watch
Its seven o’clock
Time stands still
Hey hey, your heart’s a wreck now

Paint me a picture of your life
I see the canvas and it’s white
Fill it with what you hold inside

Don't color the sky blue
Don't color the trees green
Paint ’em black if you want to
Or make it something in between
Because the world will never love you
Like I always do
Do what you want to
But don't color the sky blue

Hey hey, your life's a landslide
Wait wait, you're too busy tellin’ lies
’Cause when nothings ok
and you hide it away
You can't live
I say, look at me with your eyes.

Paint me a picture of your life
I see the canvas and it’s white
Fill it with what you hold inside

Don't color the sky blue
Don't color the trees green
Paint ’em black if you want to
Or make it something in between
Because the world will never love you
Like I always do
Do what you want to
But don't color the sky blue

Cheap drinks and cigarettes
Are always things that we'll forget
So take me back to when we lived

Paint me a picture of your life
I see the canvas and it’s white
Fill it with what you hold inside

Don't color the sky blue
Don't color the trees green
Paint ’em black if you want to
Or make it something in between
Because the world will never love you
Like I always do
Do what you want to
But don't color the sky blue

Move On

Written By: The October

Are you still looking for the ocean
because I taste it in your tears
are you still looking for a real thing
in a cheap world
of heartbreaks and fakes
that don't mean a thing

You run run run like your scared of everyone
talk talk talk like you can't hear anyone
lets stop lets fall in love tonight
You cry cry cry like you just lost everyone
can't stand still like you're staring at a gun
lets stop lets fall in love tonight
and move on

you've been standing at the station
you've had your ticket now for years
you've been waiting in a long line
with you bags packed
as the trains pass
as your coat bundles your fears

You run run run like your scared of everyone
can't stand still like you're staring at a gun
lets stop lets fall in love tonight

maybe we'll live
maybe we won't
you know I love you even when you don't
but the train is leaving and its time to move on
late last night
we laid it on the line
maybe we're wrong, maybe' we're right
but the train is leaving its time to move on

take time to take some time
I want to be the one to give it all to you
take time to take some time for this

Are you still looking for the ocean
because I taste it in your tears

maybe we'll live
maybe we won't
you know I love you even when you don't
but the train is leaving and its time to move on
late last night
we laid it on the line
maybe we're wrong, maybe' we're right
but the train is leaving its time to move on

Tragedy Tragedy

Written By: The October

Your heart's so close to mine
so close I can not find love away from here

I hold you oh so tight
I hold you close and then at night you disappear

You're just a girl, I'm just a boy
Inside a world, that you'll destroy

Tragedy tragedy Oh she's after me
I don't know which way to go
Tragedy tragedy pulls like gravity
Uh oh, here comes tragedy

My heart's a stack of cards
and there's no one standing guard
you know I can't believe

You're just a girl, I'm just a boy
Inside a world, that you'll destroy

Tragedy tragedy Oh she's after me
I don't know which way to go
Tragedy tragedy pulls like gravity
I don't know which way to go
Tragedy tragedy she's chasing after me
I don't know which way to go
Tragedy tragedy pulls like gravity
Uh oh, here comes tragedy

and nothing fine
when I burn inside
and you're on my mind

You're just a girl, I'm just a boy
Inside a world, that you'll destroy

Tragedy tragedy, oh she's after me
I don't know which way to go
Tragedy tragedy pulls like gravity
I don't know which way to go
She's grabbing me, grabbing me, uh oh tragedy
I don't know which way to go
Tragedy tragedy she's chasing after me
Uh oh, here comes tragedy

Discography

Lost Since Graduation (2007)
Bye Bye Beautiful (2006)
Push Me Off the Side of the Earth (2004)

Set List

As The October never gives the same show twice, our current setlist varies. We draw heavily from our most recent two releases, often with an inspired cover thrown in for good measure.