Off The Bridge

Off The Bridge

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Biography

The nucleus of Off The Bridge formed in 2001, when high school freshmen Alex Marans and Adam Soffer began playing every day after class. With an incomparable musical bond forming, their first show in 2004 was a victory at a statewide battle of the bands, placing them squarely on the map of East Coast artists to watch. After a hundred shows on bills of all sizes and sounds, the band decided to hit the studio with world-class drummer Greg Trabandt, former member of Furious Styles. The Long Hill Sessions was produced and engineered by accomplished multi-instrumentalist Paul Opalach, who contributed pedal steel guitar to the aboriginal reggae-rock closer "Breaking It Off". The three preceding tracks offer a glimpse into the musical palette of Marans and Soffer: the pop appeal of "Terminal," the neck-breaking funk of "Anomaly," and the introspective "Doubt" form a diverse yet unremittingly cohesive EP. With mastering by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds), Off The Bridge's captivating sound has made its way onto both college and commercial radio. The future of the band is bright - studies at SUNY Purchase have led to a wider array of creative ideas in both songwriting and production, and a willingness to tour has proven the band's dedication.

Lyrics

Doubt

Written By: Alex Marans

Pull me away
From neglect and shame
Push it onto another
Does anyone deserve
Anger and hate from another?

I guess it depends on how you see it
Do you bleed it?
A reason
To warrant a war and more
Because I feel it
The treason
I need to separate from these feelings or

Give me embrace
Make me think I hold ability
Then give it all to another
See I could use a break
From feeling less than
And at war with all the others

I guess it depends on how you see it
Do you bleed it?
A reason
To warrant a war and more
Because I feel it
The treason
I need to separate from these feelings or

If I didn't have so many doubts
I could stand up to them all
But I'd never
No I'd never
Put my shame on another

I guess it depends on how you see it
Do you bleed it?
A reason
To warrant a war and more
Because I feel it
The treason
I need to separate from these feelings or

Anomaly (The Shattered Grecian Urn)

Written By: Alex Marans

She's flirting with these thoughts
In the realm of sexuality
I have to say I wouldn't mind
If her thoughts made their way to me
Oh man, so much potential
Her feelings building up inside
All we need is some sort of battle
Give rise to physicality in the reconciled

She has lustful intentions
And darker desires
And they rise to the surface
With the heat of an argument's fire
She destroys the many
Who are proof she is wrong
And this one night of pleasure
Will spell ultimate loss

So we move into an unlit room
Both with the same desires in mind
And I know we'll play them out
In retrospect
I wish to rewind

I've got to break this vicious cycle
Before this cycle breaks me in
She is an anomaly
In the embodiment of my Immortal sin

She has lustful intentions
And darker desires
And they rise to the surface
With the heat of an argument's fire
She destroys the many
Who are proof she is wrong
And this one night of pleasure
Will spell ultimate loss

She is scared of the future
Because of what she knows of the past
She doesn't care for the present
Because she knows it won't last

War As A Dance Number

Written By: Off The Bridge

I shake at the fact struggle rules your world
Clap to the notion can’t end it
Mend it
Dance it away but
All these chains won’t break themselves

I try to stare down the day that foiled us last
Broken hourglass seems to cause time lapse
What have you done?

=Chorus=
Can’t see when it’s beyond your reason
Can’t believe
I can’t take it
Baby don’t sway

Close door
Shut eyes
Don’t look now
Step back and forth
Wait time out and
Stop saying
“Hey, it’s alright”

Watch a culture drop down
Paralyzed
Stand for nothing no compromise
Wait until it’s over
Last one standing
“Where was I?”

=Chorus=
Slash, Burn, Abandon, Leave them
I can’t believe, I can’t take it
Baby don’t sway

I can’t believe
So ill-conceived
No other way

Discography

The Long Hill Sessions Ep (2006)

Set List

Anomaly (...The Shattered Grecian Urn)
Doubt
Spanish Mona Lisa
The British Isles Have Loved You
Terminal
Breaking It Off
Tell Me
War As A Dance Number
Via (Save Me)
Twelve Step

Set Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour