Oncoming Traffic

Oncoming Traffic

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We make sure that everything we play stems from our love of music. If we don't love it, we can't have fun with it; if we can't have fun playin', you can't have fun listenin'. Want to dance? We'll make you dance. Wanna funk? We'll funk you good. Where's the bread? 'Cause we got the JAM!

Biography

Currently playing shows at The Jet Lounge and Meridian, premiere top-of-the-line venue for local Houston bands. Also in the studio finishing demo and starting album.

Only after going through four names, three drummers, two bassists, and a guitar player has Oncoming Traffic found the right blend of chemistry and dedication to begin making big things. Honestly, we strive to be great, and our music stands as practice to what we preach. The Southwest Houston music scene is not the greatest for a band to start out in, and we yearn to break the mold and be something big. More big-name rappers have come out of Houston in 5 years than big-name bands have in 20; we aim to challenge that (and have fun doin' it!). Big fish in a far-too-small pond

Lyrics

Quit the Hit

Written By: Chris Gallego

Talk about the crazy things
look at what the current brings
Listen to the phone jsut ring
but don't pick up
Walk around all in a daze
goin' through the purple haze
Don't give up it's just a phase
you'll sober up

Lookin' to the skies cuz I'm searchin' for the spies
hopin' just for my demise
and they think I don't know
Gonna take'em out, show'em what I'm all about
make'em take a different route
or just not even show

Cuz I know you're takin' the best of me,
the best of me away
Should I take it slow, cuz you give me an ecstacy,
an ecstacy so great
I need to find a state of mind
that doesn't invole me kissin' you
Cuz I know you're takin' the best of me,
the best of me away

Just arriving from the trip
and I gotta step on it
but I need a little hit
of your love
I just wanna let you know
right before I let you go
that it's been a crazy show
I've had enough

Walkin' on the sand tryin'a make my own demands
Nothing's goin' as I planned
and I think I should stop
Layin' on the grass thinkin' of the times that passed
makin' every second last
cuz I feel I'm on top

Cuz I know you're takin' the best of me,
the best of me away
Should I take it slow, cuz you give me an ecstacy,
an ecstacy so great
I need to find a state of mind
that doesn't invole me kissin' you
Cuz I know you're takin' the best of me,
the best of me away

Not listenin' to a word you say
Can't have you here to kill my day
So if you could, just go away
and don't mind me

Cuz I know you're takin' the best of me,
the best of me away
Should I take it slow, cuz you give me an ecstacy,
an ecstacy so great
I need to find a state of mind
that doesn't invole me kissin' you
Cuz I know you're takin' the best of me,
the best of me away

Penelope

Written By: Chris Gallego

Black-eyed Pea Penelope
cannot breathe inside of me
Let me be, I cannot see
Black-eyed Pea Penelope
I give her one for the money, two for the show
three every time she busts down the door
to my four-wheel ride that's packin' five
Why's six scared of seven? 'Cuz seven ate nine

I can't let her breathe for me
I can't let her breathe for me
She'll take away my soul
She'll take away my

Ever wonder why I won't
ever tell you why I don't
ever want you to reside
anywhere that's deep inside
I give her just enough to satisfy her simple needs
She always wants to modify the birds and bees
I never really mind because I'm only a man
but pretty soon I'm giving in to all her demands

I can't let her breathe for me
I can't let her breathe for me
She'll take away my soul
She'll take away my

My soul, my fire
my endless desire
ever-burning for the life that I live
I'll take this last part
refill your glass heart
forget what we did

Like a devil in disquise
see the fire in her eyes
Using tricks for your demise
What looks so good is really lies
Take this metal bracelet
and embrace it
Feelin' out of place with no trace
of that strawberry taste

I can't let her breathe for me
I can't let her breathe for me
She'll take away my soul
She'll take away my

My soul, my fire
my endless desire
ever-burning for the life that I live
I'll take this last part
refill your glass heart
forget what we did

Black-eyed Pea Penelope
cannot breathe inside of me
Let me be, I cannot see
Black-eyed Pea Penelope

Ocean View

Written By: Chris Gallego

Stare into my face
Be a big disgrace
cuz we all know that it's been you
Wonder where you are
Stare a hole into my room
taking notice way too soon
Can't make a sense out of the mess
Tearing up the eyes

Run faster, right into the stereo
Suffocate the rest and let them know
the answer to the question that was never thought to ask
Teach them all a lesson that we know would never last

And find a way, and find a way
and find a way, and find a way
to get there with me

Give us all the look
You should be a crook
because you know you stole my heart
tearing me apart
and I'm ripping at the seams
Nothing's going as it seems
Can't make a sense out of the mess
Tearing up the eyes

Run faster, right into the stereo
Suffocate the rest and let them know
the answer to the question that was never thought to ask
Be my new obsession so that I'll forget my past

And find a way, and find a way
and find a way, and find a way
to get there with me

Discography

Caution EP - (4 tracks)
Smoke Some Beer
Ocean View
Penelope
Quit the Hit

Set List

(Completed Originals)
Flying
A New Excuse
Quit the Hit
Ocean View
Smoke Some Beer
Penelope
Ready for an Earthquake
UFO
Regret

(Covers)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
" " - Readymade
Chris Cornell - Like a Stone
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
(Willing to learn more covers at demand)