Odd Phenom

Odd Phenom

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We train together. We eat together. We fight, and bleed, and die together. Knowing this, we have chosen to rock together. Just like every other band, right?

Biography

If you could be in a band with Thor on drums, Xavi on guitar, an Acromantula on bass, and Godzilla on vocals, what would you play?

We train together. We eat together. We fight, and bleed, and die together. Knowing this, we have chosen to rock together. Just like every other band, right? Not exactly. We are Odd Phenom. We don't do anything the easy way. We don't do very many things "just like every other band" might do them.

Lyrics

30 Seconds Over Tokyo

Written By: Aaron Cunningham


I don’t wanna watch the news…
no…
Don’t wanna know what they’re…
gonna do next... anymore…
It’s not entertainment…
It’s not education…
Seeing all their sullen faces sayin’
Nothin’ really in’restin’…

Wait… the light is turnin’ on again…
Wait… I see him comin’ on again…

He wants his freedom…
To make amends… to make a mess… again…
He wants his freedom…
To turn around and stare it down and hate it all again…

Wait… the light is turnin’ on again…
Wait… I see him comin’ on again…

If all the people… stopped to think
And we took a moment… to learn to dream…
We’d all be so much happier
When forced to play pretend… from 9-5…
Wait…
The light is turnin’…
Wait…
He’s comin’ on again,
Wait…
The light is turnin’…
Wait…

Church of Manhattan

Written By: Aaron Cunningham

The picture on the wall says –
Your life today betrays your fading memories…
Your shadow knows… that at 3 am
You’ll be all alone like yesterday…
The lies you tell tonight are hollow
Like cathedrals on Black Monday…
The things you buy and sell tonight are empty
Like the ark before the rains came

You can sit here all night with your guns drawn…
You’re just another tough drunk with the radio on…

After all is said and done…
You won’t have much use for the all of this…
And after all… has… come undone,
You won’t want what’s left of me (what they left for me???)
You don’t think they hear you now…
And you’re done shouting from the mountain top…?
You don’t think they see you coming down…
But doesn’t this feel like the end of things?

You can sit here all night with your guns drawn…
You’re just another tough drunk with the radio on…
(Are they playin’ our song?)

The fact is obvious…
Much too late, but no less obvious…
Ascending the throne, the king missteps…
The promise is consummated…
One light in the string blows out…
Leaving the rest in… darkness…
And after, a beautiful wedding takes place…
In the Church of… Manhattan…

(Are they playin’ our song?)
(What’s on the radio… now…?)

Stayin' Right Here

Written By: Aaron Cunningham

There’s a list of places I can’t go now…
And a bunch of names that I won’t say…
Faces I shouldn’t recognize…
But oh, I do…
Yr ice cream cake is melting…
And I was never too high on champagne…
So… kiss me one more time…
Say ‘goodnight’ but don’t… show me out… (‘cause I’m)

Stayin’ right here… in yr reflection, (ya know I’m…)
Stayin’ right here… standin’ in yr shadow, (yes, I’m…)
Stayin’ right here… in yr reflection, (ya know I’m…)
Stayin’ right here, I’m… Stayin’ right… here…

I would get in my car and drive away…
But you offered me a place to stay…
So I’m not leavin’…

This ain’t the biggest town on… the map…
But here I don’t have to feel like I’m the only star on the flag…
I don’t stand out in a crowd…
I don’t have to talk to loud… (So I’m…)

Stayin’ right here… in yr reflection, (ya know I’m…)
Stayin’ right here… standin’ in yr shadow, (yes, I’m…)
Stayin’ right here… in yr reflection, (ya know I’m…)
Stayin’ right here, I’m… Stayin’ right… here…

There’s a major chord… surprise…
That I can never spring on you…
There’s a valentine in a drawer somewhere…
I’m gonna have to find someone to send it to…
This town is unforgiving and unkind…
I know you’ll call me up the moment that I let you slip my mind…
I’m… tryin’…
I am… tryin’…

Stayin’ right here… in yr reflection, (ya know I’m…)
Stayin’ right here… standin’ in yr shadow, (yes, I’m…)
Stayin’ right here… in yr reflection, (ya know I’m…)
Stayin’ right here, I’m… Stayin’ right… here…

To Protect the Innocent

Written By: Aaron Cunningham

If I understand you right
All you have to do is smile
And if I’ve misunderstood
Simply… pull me aside
Discretion is like a veil.
Love… just a ball and chain
Passion and lust are virtues…
In the right places…

Don’t whine…
Whining would be out of place…
Don’t cry…
It doesn’t suit your face.
Put on your prettiest smile…

If I understand you right…
I know what comes next.
If I can’t give you what you’re looking for,
You’ll be askin’ someone else.
Stories change…
Ships and lovers drift away…
Collisions take place…
But only as matters of modern convenience…

Don’t whine…
Whining would be out of place…
Don’t cry…
It doesn’t suit your face.
Put on your prettiest smile…

There are no innocents here…
In need of your protection.
We’re all anonymous here…
To the best of my recollection.
So I’ll disregard your name
If you’d rather it went that way.
And if you have a change of mind…
Give me somethin’ to remember you by…

Don’t whine…
Whining would be out of place…
Don’t cry…
It doesn’t suit your face.
Put on your prettiest smile…

Discography

EP: The Some Brave Apollo Sessions - Recorded at Airtight S2dios (January 2006)