Our Funeral Forgotten

Our Funeral Forgotten

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“Thirteen thousand new bands come out every year, and they all wish they sounded as good as these guys......i love it” (Ben Smith from Heart) Edgar Allen Poe meets ROCK !!!! Our Funeral Forgotten performs some of the most impressive alt-rock you'll hear around town

Biography

Formed in 2005. Emergenza Semi-Finalist. Bo Dog Records "trenches." Qtr Finalist - International Singer/songwriter award. Just released "I Am Gone, You Are Dreaming Me" (Electrokitty Studio in Seattle). High-energy, alternative rock for the darker soul. Our Funeral Forgotten is Mike Sanchez (vocals/songwriter), Ryan Apodaca (lead guitar), Jeff Orcutt (bass), Steve Zamora (guitar) and Kevin Greene (drums) - five young musical alchemists whose philosopher's stone has conjured a new millennial hybrid now known as "Emo-Metal." Forged in synergy with bands like HIM, Daniel Lioneye, Black Sabbath, Pantera and KISS, and tempered by the spirit of artists like Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly, Our Funeral Forgotten begins its ascent with hard-driving beats, knife-edge guitars and no-holds-barred, heart-on-your-sleeve vocals. Venues include: Excalibur (Chicago Gothicfest), Union Station, Ogden Theater, Cervantes, Oriental Theater, Lake-Aid Fundraiser, Black Sheep, Ecks Saloon, Quiotes, Brown Lantern, Lake Pointe, Rock City,Excalibur,Union Station.

Lyrics

16 Year Old Fairy Tale

Written By: Mike Sanchez

We were kissing in the dark
Always hiding from the world
We were the kind you find at night
Through the moons open door

Every night seemed to grow
All the stars to their knees
And I will cry so you can believe
And I will die so you can be free
As we met in the dust
We will walk hand and hand to the place where we are judged

Innocence breaks apart
Like a star falls with a wish
One day we’ll sleep again
To dream of that lovers kiss

All the stars begin to fade
Every eye starts to bleed
And I will cry so you can leave
And I will die my soul you can keep
Then we’ll walk through the dark
Until the very end where death will take us away

Where Did we go Wrong

Written By: Mike Sanchez

Where Did We Go Wrong

She holds a picture in her hand
Of the smile she once knew
She screams words of all her pain
“This is all because of you”

And every night she would cry
For the one who took her heart
She wants to hold on to the light
In this world that grows so dark

Her eyes burn from the tears inside
With no one their to hold
She wraps her arms around a lie
And she would never let them go

And every night she would cry
For the one who ran away
She wants to hold on to the light
And I will always hear her sing

I can hold her in my dreams
And whisper to her soul
Words to make her believe
But we all will die alone

And every night she would cry
For the one who ran away
She lets go of the light
But I will always hear her sing

She holds a picture in her hand
With her wrists stained in blood
She knows that no one understands
For the death of her love

And every night she would cry
“This can not be the way”
She fell away from the light
But I will always hear her sing

All hear tears couldn’t dry
Without any hope
I can hear her scream from the sky
“we all still die alone”

And every night I would cry
For the one so far away
I fall from the light
But I will always hear her sing

What Made her Cry

Written By: Mike Sanchez

What Made Her Cry

The sun stains her eyes
Like the hurt in my heart
She’s a stranger to hold so tight
When her eyes are oh so dark
Not until her faith full kiss
Did I know I was alone
With the shallow heart inside I could never let her go
And like a river of love
She is flowing away from me
My hear became forsaken
So she could fall for vanity
She told me one thing was real
That she could never love me
The wind sings a sad, sad song
To lay me down to sleep
Her love turns to broken stone
Without her I can’t breath
And like a river of souls
I’m burning for eternity
My arms became forsaken
So she could fall for vanity
She told me one thing was real
That she could never love me
Now sun has slowly set
With everything I see
All the dawns will surely run
And I will never be free
And like a river of souls she’s flowing further away
My heart became forsaken
So she could fall for vanity
She told me one thing was real
That she could never love me
All the nights’ lonely rise
As I stair into her eyes
A frozen picture in my mind
Lets me know why I cry
Now the only thing I see
Is the truth she told to me
“Love was nothing but a dream”
And she was the death of me.

Beware the Kiss

Written By: Mike Sanchez

Beware the Kiss

She said do you feel alive
Is their enough left to fight?
As her pink lips turned red
She took my hands once again
And her brown eyes gazed in mine
Tonight would you give your life?
Atop her tongue was stained my blood
I gave my life but she took my love

Into a grave of denial I will give it all to her
And when I did she’ll only smile
With her lips to burn
Amongst the dead will I breathe or will I fall alone
Even though I cry it was the best dream I have ever known

She said do you feel alive
Is their enough left to cry?
And her lips embraced in mine
And in that moment I knew I would fall for all time

Into a grave of denial I will give it all to her
And when I did she’ll only smile
With her lips to burn
Amongst the dead will I breathe or will I fall alone
Even though I cry it was the best dream I have ever known

Kiss me once for love
Kiss me once for life
Kiss me once to cry
Kiss me once and die

Into a grave of denial I will give it all to her
And when I did she’ll only smile
With her lips to burn
Amongst the dead will I breathe or will I fall alone
Even though I cry it was the best dream I have ever known

Kiss me once for lust
Kiss me once for life
Kiss me once to cry
Kiss me once and die

A Smile's Dying Faith

Written By: Mike Sanchez

A Smiles Dying Faith

Today the world seems dead to me as I fall 6 feet under day dreams
Remembering the poison of her lips
Could give me one moment with her kiss

And theirs got to be another way
Then the memory of the blade
I’ll cut deeper and scream her name
For a smiles dying faith

And the tragedy of fallen hopes help me see
All mistakes that keep my heart buried deep
Like one look in her eyes from a forgotten kiss
Came the only touch that I could ever miss

And theirs got to be another way
Then the memory of the blade
I’ll cut deeper and scream her name
For a smiles dying faith

Suspicions becomes my every thought
Of what hasn’t been
I confess the darkness of my wounded heart
But she was my only sin
She was my only sin
She was my only sin

And theirs got to be another way
Then the memory of the blade
I’ll cut deeper and scream her name
For a smiles dying faith

A Shot of Clarity

Written By: Mike Sanchez - Our Funeral Forgotten

A Shot of Clarity

I'll close the door off to the rest of the world
and pray a car crash comes my way to take away all my pain
I'll get high on darkness and beg for more
then crawl inside a dream where I can finally believe

that you can't take me away from here
there is nothing left
There is nothing left for me out there

An angel whispers to me "don't you ever cry again
over who you've loved and who you've lost before
just hide away in a place where you will never feel alone
this is your home now and you can not leave"

now you can't take me away from here
there is nothing left, there is nothing left
for me at all

my hope knows no way and I can not be saved

so you can't take me away from here
there is nothing left for me, there is nothing left for me at all

I swear I have tried to find my way out but I cannot escape

you can't take me away from here there is nothing left, there is nothing left for me at all

Our Funeral Forgotten 2006

Take Me Away

Written By: Mike Sanchez

Our Funeral Forgotten. 2006
Take Me Away (A Shot of Clarity)

I’ll close the door to the rest of the world
And pray the car crash comes my way
to take away all my pain
I get high on darkness, and beg for more
and crawl inside a dream
where I can finally believe

You can’t take me away from here
There’s nothing left
There’s nothing left for me
Out there

An angel whispers to me
Don’t you ever cry again
Over who you’ve loved or who you’ve lost before
Just hide away in a place
Where you’ll never feel alone
This is your home now,
You can not leave?

You can’t take me away from here
There’s nothing left
There’s nothing left for me
You can’t take me away from here
There’s nothing left
There’s nothing left for me
At All.

My home, knows, the way
And I can not be saved

You can’t take me away from here
There’s nothing left
There’s nothing left for me
You can’t take me away from here
There’s nothing left
There’s nothing left for me
At All.

There’s nothing left for you at all.
You will die

So I try to find my way out but I can not escape

You can’t take me away from here
There’s nothing left
There’s nothing left for me
You can’t take me away from here
There’s nothing left
There’s nothing left for me
At All.

At All….you will die.

No Care At All

Written By: Mike Sanchez

Our Funeral Forgotten. 2006
No Care At At. (Reality hit me with a ton of bricks)

It’s too damn hard to be the one that always feels alive.
It’s such a shame that all you see are tainted minds.
It’s too damn hard to see that sky from a world that’s meant to die.

We are the ones who sold our youth,
We are the lies spoken in truth.
We are the ones who have no faith in the world.
We are the ones without a soul.
We are the children who Let Go.
We are the ones who have no care at all.

Who’s the victim, whose the killer?
I was only there to thrill her.
Who’s the victim, whose the killer?
When I was only meant to thrill her….
Like before, as we fall.

We are the ones who sold our youth,
We are the lies spoken in truth.
We are the ones who have no faith in the world.
We are the ones without a soul.
We are the children who Let Go.
We are the ones who have no care at all.

Hearts broken, young
With a one way ticket going down.
Disenchanted youth, following a sound
Into the dark.

No care at all.
No care at all.
Like before….

We are the ones who sold our youth,
We are the lies spoken in truth.
We are the ones who have no faith in the world.
We are the ones without a soul.
We are the children who Let Go.
We are the ones who have no care at all.

Fall

Written By: Mike Sanchez

Fall (What Made Her Cry)

The sun stains her eyes
With the lies, she made her art
She’s a stranger in the light
When her eyes, are all so dark
My heart became forsaken
So she could fall for vanity

And Fall Away
Into the grave

As tears always fall…Down
Her loves like a blade
Cutting down.

The wind sings a sad, sad song
of her tears, I swore to keep
Her eyes like an emerald stone
Would bring me to my knees
And in this river of love
She’s flowing away from me

My arms became forsaken
So she could fall for vanity
And Fall Away
Into the grave
As tears always fall…Down
Her loves like a blade
Cutting down.

I want her memory to burn away
Her face would sing, please be the death, the death of me
Her tears convinced me to believe
As she ripped my heart from me
Now the only thing to see
Is the trust that she deceived

As tears always fall…Down
Her loves like a blade
Cutting down

As tears always fall…Down
Her loves like a blade
Cutting down

As tears always fall…Down
Her loves like a blade
Cutting down

Our Funeral Forgotten. 2006

Reality Hit Me With A Ton of Bricks

Written By: Mike Sanchez

Our Funeral Forgotten. (2006)
Reality hit me with a ton of bricks (Children who let go)

It’s too damn hard to be the one that always feels alive. It’s such a shame that all you see are tainted minds. It’s too damn hard to see the sky from a world that’s meant to die.

We are the ones who sold our youth,
We are the lies spoken in truth.
We are the ones who have no faith in the world.
We are the ones without a soul.
We are the children who Let Go.
We are the ones who have no care at all.

Who’s the victim? Who’s the killer?
I was only there to thrill her.
Who’s the victim? Who’s the killer?
When I was only meant to thrill her…. Like before, as we fall.

Hearts broken young with a one way ticket going down.
Disenchanted youth, following a sound.
Into the dark.

No care at all. No care at all. Like before…..

Discography

"I Am Gone, You Are Dreaming Me" available at www.cdbaby.com & Itunes. This cd displays the aggressive rock & reveals the maturity of Our Funeral Forgotten. "I am Gone, You Are Dreaming Me" 2007. FALL HERE (2005)- a 10 song first release featuring all original music. Available on cdbaby.com, Itunes & independent records. Currently playing on 107.7 the End; Celtica Radio (Wales); 104.7 LA.

Set List

45 min - 1 hour set list. Covers include Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell" & a Heavy Rocking rendition of Elvis' "Burning Love."