Out of Options

Out of Options

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Out of Options is catchy in your face music that will hit you harder than anything that is out there right now. The live show of Out of Options will get the audience off their feet and leave them begging for more.

Biography

The faces of who make up Out of Options have changed a few times over the past year, however one thing that has remained the same since the bands inception is the continuation to put on a tight live show.

Out of Options was originally founded in 1999. The music of Out of Options has always focused on being a head of the latest trend. With catchy choruses and tight guitar rifts the band has been able to formulate their own brand of punk rock by mixing in sounds reminiscent of 80s metal, pop and hardcore.

Today Out of Options consists of founding members John Fielding (vocals/drums) and Mike Hanley (bass/vocals) and are complimented greatly by the two new comers Chris Reilly (guitar/vocals) and Mike OBrien (drums).

One thing that has remained consistent with Out of Options regardless of who may be behind the wheel of the Out of Options machine is the bands commitment to put on a live show that is guaranteed to hit its audience harder than anything they have experienced.

Having taken their fare share of bumps and bruises along lifes road the members of Out of Options all have some serious mileage under their belts. Having toured across Canada, parts of the U.S., playing a respectable list of tours, festivals and shows as well as sharing the stage with a long list of well known independent and major label bands has allowed Out of Options to make a name for themselves.

With the word of Out of Options spreading further everyday the band looks forward to writing the next chapter in the book of Out of Options.

Events Out of Options Has Performed At:

Spring Music Festival III
Budweiser True Music Series
Rock the Wake
Sound of Music Festival
Millenium Music Conference 9
Warped Tour
Mid Point Music Festival
Wake Stock
NXNE

Bands Out of Options has shared the stage with:

Alexisonfire, Silverstein, Boys Night Out, No Use For A Name, Big D and the Kids Table, My American Heart, A Whilhelm Scream, Protest The Hero, Moneen, Big Wig, Social Code, Jersey, The Salads, Strung Out and many more.

Lyrics

Forgive or Forget

Written By: John Fielding

Could I just forgive and forget and carry on as friends
You looked at me into my eyes and spat right in my face
Did you think that I’d forget, I haven’t yet I want you dead
Third strike is a charm
Now I see who you really are; low blows won’t get you far
I’m done with you,

Should I just trust my gut instinct or forget what you did to me
And waste my time with you
This decisions now or never, I’ll cut you off it would be better
Or waste my time with you, waste my time with you

Apologies have got you far; you’ve made amends with them
I can’t accept this one. I’m on to you my friend
Negative reaction will cause you much distraction
In your game of betrayal
Now I see who you really are; low blows won’t get you far
I’m done with you

Should I just trust my gut instinct or forget what you did to me
And waste my time with you
This decisions now or never, I’ll cut you off it would be better
Or waste my time with you, waste my time with you

Your sorry, won’t fool me and I see you now
Russian roulette, I’ll make this bet
I’m on to you, I’m on to you

Should I just trust my gut instinct or forget what you did to me
And waste my time with you
This decisions now or never, I’ll cut you off it would be better
Or waste my time with you

Waste my time with you (repeated).

© 2004, Transform Entertainment / Out of Options, All Rights Reserved.

What's The Chance For

Written By: John Fielding

What’s the chance for, what’s the chance for
Realized a curse dawns down on me
But I hope for, but I hope for
A bomb inside me
Known as my heart

So now I lock and load
I’m like a shot gun that’s about to go
I’m trigger happy and I point at this curse known as my life
Now I grind my teeth, my teeth
I’m frustrated this anxiety I see
I pull the trigger, I’m a bullet about to fire off
Tried to see the side where the grass is greener that’s a lie
I’m already there
So I say

What’s the chance for, what’s the chance for
Realized a curse dawns down on me
But I hope for, but I hope for
A bomb inside me
Known as my heart

I Can’t swallow it whole
It’s to thick and I’m about to blow
And I show that I am my own worst enemy
Now I bite my lip, my lip
I’m drawing blood on this insane trip
I flip inside out to show my real true colours
Watch them drain
Tried to see the side where the grass is greener that’s a lie
I’m already there
So I say

What’s the chance for, what’s the chance for
Realized a curse dawns down on me
But I hope for, but I hope for
A bomb inside me
Known as my heart

Please save me
Set me free
Wasted on life
I’m dying, still trying
Wasted on life

What’s the chance for, what’s the chance for
Realized a curse dawns down on me
But I hope for, but I hope for
A bomb inside me
Known as my heart (repeat)

© 2004, Transform Entertainment / Out of Options, All Rights Reserved.

Myth

Written By: John Fielding

I can’t get away from this newfound aching pain
I try to tell myself
It’s a disease non of this real
I calm down its ok but sweating through my veins
I keep thinking
Nobody gives shit to what I do
I know it’s all in the brain its making me insane
No one can help
It’s a tragedy I live my life this way
I give it all I got but this happy medicine will drain
Tears will run

I’m so alone and hung out here to dry
Tell myself I’m happy that’s a lie
I can’t see where I'll go; because I’m living for the moment
These wounds on my arm show how I feel

I know it’s all in the brain its making me insane
No one can help
It’s a tragedy I live my life this way
I give it all I got but these this happy medicine will drain
Tears will run

I can’t see what is front of me
I can’t see who is behind me
Please help me now
I am so lost

I know it’s all in the brain its making me insane
No one can help
It’s a tragedy I live my life this way
I give it all I got but these this happy medicine will drain
Tears will run

I can’t see what is front of me
I can’t see who is behind me
Please help me now
I am so lost

I can’t see what is front of me
I can’t see who is behind me
I can’t see who I really am

© 2004, Transform Entertainment / Out of Options, All Rights Reserved.

Silent

Written By: John Fielding

When the silence breaks
Our bodies fight to stay awake
I’ll write down these words for you

I found this hard to take
In step with my mistakes
With the silence that separates few

We all fall, to hard to stand
We all fall, to hard to know our friends
And there’s no answers

The cuts to deep to feel
Let them see before it heals
Cause there’s no answers

At a loss again (I see you turn away)
I’ll burn it down (before you ever get to brake)
These walls pale white (yet their anything but plain)
I’ll call you out (so I am silent once again)

You feel you’re sold
We can’t fight the curse and cold
Lie down and lose a part of me

No one can live like this
No hope in being missed
But this is as far as I can see

So leave the keys
In the car tonight
Let the fuel burn
Me versus time
I’ll light a cigarette
To pass the time
I hold these empty dreams
In the back of my mind

I can feel its breath
Against my face
As I awake
In a different place
Ur came tonight
In a headlight sky
I can count the stars
From the sky tonight

At a loss again (I see you turn away)
I’ll burn it down (before you ever get to brake)
These walls pale white (yet their anything but plain)
I’ll call you out (so I am silent once again)

So silent once again

Travel Back In Time

Written By: John Fielding

Travel Back In Time

Do you say what you mean so pull the knife out of my back
Your words sting like razors oh yes they burn
You said you’d do it one last time your words shape a thin white line
Separates the personalities of two
Don’t want to see; don’t want to do because I know I’m just like you
Spitting out my mental anguish
I know that deep down you can’t help yourself and I just don’t know what to do

If I could find a way or make a remedy I’d travel back in time
And I know this is your way to go
It sits across the line

I don’t like talking with a cardboard cutout
One that smiles twenty-four hours a day
I just want some emotion
Still you come back with that same poster smile again
I just don’t know what to do feeling down or feeling blue
When I realize I’m the same
The wolf aint here so you can save your breath
Because I know I’ll be holding mine

If I could find a way or make a remedy I’d travel back in time
And I know this is your way to go
It sits across the line

Hold my head high, try not to cry
Am I a hypocrite or full of shit
I think I’ll have myself a drink

Realize that it’s not your fault
Realize that it’s in your blood

© 2004, Transform Entertainment / Out of Options, All Rights Reserved.

Discography

Four Elements LP
Demo EP 2002
Demo EP 2003 (Studio Mix)
Out of Options Live 2004
Scattered EP - 2005
Scattered LP - 2005
Budweiser True Music Sampler - 2005

The first two singles "Forgive or Forget" and "What's The Chance For" from the new LP "Scattered" receive rotation mainly on campus radio. However, commercial spins are continuing to grow in major markets across Canada and the U.S.

Set List

Out of Options typically plays 30 minute sets ranging from 7 - 9 songs for their usuall set list but have played up to two hour sets in the past.

Listed below is the typical Out of Options set list:

Myth
What's The Chance For
Can't Breath
Forgive or Forget
Unchanged
Silent
Travel Back In Time