one of us

one of us

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"One of Us blurs the line between tribal shamanism and rock, ala NIN meets Led Zeppelin with the charisma of Iggy Pop."

Biography

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Booking now for a fall 2007 US tour
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Since 1992 this band has shape shifted across genres, pooling influences from rock, world, and industrial, into a unique sound all their own. Known for intense performances in the US, this veteran band consistently injects the audience with a fervor of raw, impassioned emotion.

Seven recordings released by the band, and tracks on various compilations, showcase the continually evolving sound and songwriting. John Eye has an uncanny ability to absorb new technology, but remain true to the belief that music should be performed by people, not machines.

*The song 'pull' selected for the soundtrack of the film 'Shadows Light'.
*The song 'boxthorn' selected for the soundtrack of the film 'Me and My Roomies'.
*The song 'clean' selected for the soundtrack of the Discovery Channel special on underground music in Boston, London, and Germany.
*Finalist in Musician Magazine's best unsigned band contest.
*Headlined the CMJ festival at Downtime in NYC 2003
*Headlined the Substance festival in Boston

Don't miss your chance to catch this band live.

Lyrics

faith and fanatics

Written By: John Eye

faith and fanatics
©11.15.02 john eye/Roanoke

you cannot blame this on your god
misconceived divinity is no exchange for truth
you have no right, any of you
to claim you, understand, the mind of creation
to think that your god, would welcome you
just because you sacrificed yourself

this is ignorance, this is your blindness
this is human ignorance, this is your blindness

you interpret your will as divine direction
but you have no vision of truth, no easy solutions
you’re all a bunch of sheep
without enough presence of mind to realize
that it is long past the time
to evolve beyond all of this
it’s long past the time
to evolve beyond violence

this is ignorance, this is your blindness
this is human ignorance, this is your blindness
killing for your faith, you make me sick to
killing for your faith, you make me sick to be
killing for your faith, you make me sick to
killing for your faith, you make me sick to be human
we’re only human
it’s time to grow up
all you pathetic children
you do not deserve your innocence
you’re not worth the ground that you walk upon
you should have learned this long ago
that your quest for self-righteous fame
isn’t worth anything

this is ignorance, this is your blindness
this is human ignorance, this is your blindness
killing for your faith, you make me sick to
killing for your faith, you make me sick to be
killing for your faith, you make me sick to
killing for your faith, you make me sick to be human

pull

Written By: John Eye

pull
©09.26.2002 john eye/Roanoke

so beautiful, she still had the taste of innocence between her hips
just not as naive as you might think
she knew what she could get for it
truly a chameleon, show you exactly what you want to see
and all the while behind your back
picking up on the next opportunity

she came, under the guise of looking for new technology
little did I know
all she wanted was just another part of me
she stayed too late, wondered if it would be alright to sleep next to me
it was then I knew she was perfect
I could feel it when she moved her hips slightly

all that you have tried to find
I will get that for you
everything that you are missing
I will bring it to you
when the pressure has pulled you far too deep
I will breathe for you
if I find you crawling at the bottom
I will pull you up to me

she just wants
to push herself a little deeper inside of you
to see if she can
pull out everything that she needs from you
the sick pathetic thing
is that I would do it all again
just to feel her, just to taste her
just to have her all over me again

all that you have tried to find
I will get that for you
everything that you are missing
I will bring it to you
when the pressure has pulled you far too deep
I will breathe for you
if I find you crawling at the bottom
I will pull you up to me

Discography

faith and fanatics - 2004 CD ep.

caesura 004/001 - 2002 CD ep. selected for the discovery channel soundtrack on underground bands.

sky clad - 1997 Full length CD (got radio play on WBCN, WMBR, WFNX, WZBC, the song 'boxthorn' is on the soundtrack of indie film 'Me and My Roomie')

spear bath - 1997 Limited edition cassette

song of cannonicus - 1996 Limited edition Live CD single

Anon - 1994 Compilation CD, The song 5 Years Later
(C.V.B. Records)

Soon - 1993 Compilation CD, The song Riverflow
(C.V.B. Records)

Humane? - 1992 EP

Wishes - 1991 limited edition single

Set List

We play sets from 1/2 hour to an hour and a half depending on the event.
No covers, all original.

one set list:

TRUTH IN THE LIE
PULL
SONG OF CANNONICUS
LIFE CYCLE
FAITH AND FANATICS
MIASMA
PARASITE
TWELVE HUNDRED DAYS
PERSONA NON GRATA