Pasenger

Pasenger

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Pasenger is an indie rock band nestled in a comfortable fold between pop influence and honest soulful song writing. Infectious hooks and harmonies layered atop solid energetic garage rock; reminiscent of Jimmy Eat World, Guided by Voices, and early REM.

Biography

Pasenger is a pop sensible indie rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The band just finished recording their first full length album and they are set to release it at the North by Northeast festival in Toronto this June (2009). The new album, “Don’t bet your life on it” is a polished follow up to the band’s 2008 EP “You are here.” The band’s first EP played much like a well recorded live performance, showcasing the band’s energy and hook ladened songs. The undeniable charm of their first EP made them fixtures on the regional circuit, but the new LP showcases a band reaching beyond their current audience toward national recognition.

Lyrics

Over It

Written By: Deric Wynne and Jim Meek

Over It

I wouldn’t want to be here when the temperature drops
The climactic ending
with the signature last minute telephone call
Informing you of the sudden change in plans
It is never ending, on many occasions I have told you that I...

...Tell you too much as it is
In truth I see myself someplace other than this

Beginning to think that my timing was off
Would prefer an ending without doubt about who, why, when, and what’s wrong
Far from innocent, it weighs on our hands
You’re so damn pretty but with a history, a victim of circumstance

I tell you too much as it is
The days are running together and never seem to end

Open your eyes wide (do not look down)
Act surprised when evidence is found
You’re not alone now but so far away
You’ll be over it by then
You will be over it by then
You will be over it and I’ll be on my way

Couldn’t tell you where I’m going to
Far, far away from her from here, I swear this time for real
My best intentions turned upside down
Standing inches away, putting off what I should just do right now

I tell you too much as it is
The days are running together and never seem to end

Open your eyes wide (do not look down)
Act surprised when evidence is found
You’re not alone now but so far away
You’ll be over it by then
You will be over it by then
You will be over it and I’ll be on my way

Br.
PC.
C.

In Plain View

Written By: Deric Wynne

In Plain View

OK enough you’ve won the war
Our delicate situation’s flawed
I can’t hear you for all the noise
On my knees pulling nails from the floor

You talk a lot about yourself
But it’s not me you’re trying to impress
And who are you to decide my worth?
I swear I loved you but I come first

Now I sit around
Trying to figure out
Why things end up this way
It’s not like you know you
Or the things you do
And this life is just not pre-ordained
Trying to put you in your place
If only there was something I could say

You were a lot of things to me
A quiet room, a place to bleed
…the keeper of all the good
And the ground on which I stood

C.
Br. I’ve done this all before
C.

3 Things that you should be afraid of

Written By: Deric Wynne


I tell you I tried dear, truly
Poured myself right into this
But nothing ever came out
I fear that this world swallows up all the good that I intend
For us, for now try and keep a level head

There are only 3 things in this world that you should be afraid of
And I am not one of them

I feel as though you die here, completely
A martyr to some cause doesn’t make it yours
Remember the condescending tones and slamming doors?
It is distant, but still the place that you once called home
If ever there is something I can do just let me know

There are only 3 things in this world that you should be afraid of
And I am not one of them

So it goes no encore, too late to catch the show I’m sorry
About any reservations that you may have had

I tell you I tried dear, truly
Poured myself right into this
But nothing ever came out of it

So it goes no encore, too late to catch the show I’m sorry
About any reservations that you may have had

There are only 3 things in this world that you should be afraid of
And I am not one of them

Like Hurricanes

Written By: Deric Wynne and Jim Meek

Like Hurricanes

I feel you pulling like hurricanes
A sound invention that eats my fear away
It takes all night to fall asleep

I feel you pulling like hurricanes
I feel you pulling like hurricanes
I would not mind if you stopped by

It’s never a mystery you could have guessed
So just go on pretending don’t stop laughing at what could be so bad
I will believe you
Gather your reasons, be convincing, stand still, and try and act sincere

I feel you pulling like hurricanes
I feel you pulling like hurricanes
Away, away with all that will not hold

I feel you pulling like hurricanes
A sound invention that keeps my fear away
I lay awake and wait for you

Lately
Trying to be something good enough

I feel you pulling like hurricanes
Head over heart and wading through remains
I used to blame this all on you

It’s all history we did our best
To never know the ending patent ending on what could have been

I still believe you (against all reason)
I still believe you

I feel you pulling like hurricanes
I feel you pulling like hurricanes
Away, away with all that will not hold

I feel you pulling like hurricanes
I feel you pulling like hurricanes
Away, away with all that will not hold

Red Walls

Written By: Deric Wynne and Jim Meek

Red Walls

The red walls in this house don’t cover the blue that surrounds you
Place all these things up on a shelf
And sometime they will find you again
Does anybody know where she’s been?

I’m still trying to save me, baby
I tell you I just don’t have time for this
Staying up real late, most days
It’s not easy to live around your head

I am overcome with this condition
Calling my whole life into question
And why what you think is so damn important

The frequency of these calls, drown out the silence in the evening
Me and all these thoughts get crossed
Traveling along telephone wires
I call out your name, nobody answers

I’m still trying to save me, baby
I tell you I just don’t have time for this
Staying up real late, most days
It’s not easy to live around your head

I am overcome with this condition
Calling my whole life into question
And why what you think is so damn important

It’s just not that easy (to reach inside and turn it off)
It’s not easy (to find my way when I am lost)
It’s not easy (to run before I learn to walk)
It’s just not that easy

I’m still trying to save me, baby
I tell you I just don’t have time for this
Staying up real late, most days
It’s not easy to live around your head

I am overcome with this condition
Calling my whole life into question
And why what you think is so damn important

Collateral

Written By: Deric Wynne and Jim Meek

Collateral

I went far away (far away), you know (you know)
Didn’t think hurt could follow me 6000 miles from my home
But it finds me here, within these walls in this building
And nothings changed (nothings changed) except time of day
I just can’t seem to sleep when you’re away
Confined to this room with a TV screen and nothing to do

Hurt is here to stay, I’ll grow
Keep me in the dark not knowing if everything is ok
You should fill me in or fill me up
I wish I could stay, but now I’m stuck inside a dream
She’s like a ghost ~ my heart says maybe and my mind says let it go
I’ve only washed one hand well, afraid to jump but might as well

Moving on isn’t making sense
There’s no way to explain no self defense
I’m backed up against the wall, something’s gotta give
Why do I always have to play this part?

You say you need your space, I’ll wait
If I could just let it go I swear everything would be ok
I dwell too much I’m not that strong I’m oblivious to what went wrong
Time and place, you say, it’s me or it’s you anything to get me out of your face
There’s nothing left the water’s still
You say don’t try but you know I will

Moving on isn’t making sense
There’s no way to explain no self defense
I’m backed up against the wall, something’s gotta give
Why do I always have to play this part?

Diplomat

Written By: Deric Wynne and Jim Meek

Diplomat

I can’t go there, I should stay here
Won’t be alone, not all by myself
And the things I say, when it gets late
About you I will mean less everyday

When it’s just like you to hold back truth
And convince yourself
That you’re not lying…to me
…among other things

I could sit at home and wait you out
Or resort to words like a diplomat
Between what I see and cannot grasp
A changing world, a heart attack

Stand right here I’ll draw the lines
Your turn now, pick a side
Choose for us what I can’t stand
So tired of not wanting to be myself

Do you think that you will miss me when
I am gone or you’re kissing him
You know I hate it when you say
It can’t be us, it’s up to fate
Now I’ve had all I can stand
Of you lip service and passing trends

I could sit at home and wait you out
Or resort to words like a diplomat
Between what I see and cannot grasp
A changing world, a heart attack

Stand right here I’ll draw the lines
Your turn now, pick a side
Choose for us what I can’t stand
So tired of not wanting to be myself

Never Again

Written By: Deric Wynne

Never Again

One must not get carried away
Gravity’s difference makes matters weigh
More on this Earth than they really seem
If only to be pulled from the fray (and)

Put behind the glass
Like some precious artifact
Concealing the flaws, the flaws that I have

Say what you will but leave out the names
I’ve been here before but I’m unafraid
To tell you of me both sad and plain
Lock down your world in a single phrase (and)

Press against the glass
Admiring an artifact
That you once had (but)

Never again will this begin or end with you
Try as I may I can’t get through
How can I get through?

Now a low lit closing sign
Exceedingly clean nothing left behind
Only aware of what is inside
Likes of which never caught my eye

Up against the glass
In awe of an artifact
That you once had

Never again will this begin or end with you
Try as I may I can’t get through
How can I get through?

This will take me a long time

Never again will this begin or end with you
Try as I may I can’t get through
How can I get through?

No matter how long it takes
Sit forever I can wait (x2)

City Block

Written By: Deric Wynne

City Block

Sydney bought
A whole city block
And talks about rebuilding it from the inside out
Her love goes into these walls
Extends to the street and gets caught in the passing cars
She’s alive, right upstairs
I’ve give anything to see her standing there
She and I don’t talk much, these days

Just some things
You should know
It wasn’t anyone’s fault and she really is a good girl
From the time, she got here
She’s been busy as anything and barely sees her bed
Doesn’t mind the back and forth
It’s just that nothing in her life is ever permanent
Spends her time diving for pearls

She’s been stumbling through the years (x2)
She’s been stumbling

Now I hear her life’s better
Analyzing mortgage debt over breakfast
Prays to God, supports the war

Face Like Mine

Written By: Deric Wynne

I’m free
It has nothing to do with you
Traded in false for true
Got my ever after

It’s hard to know what you’re looking at all the time
Turn your head to look away, next in line
You followed me here didn’t you (x2)

I’m cured
Waited five days to be sure
Walking a solid floor
Don’t beg, steal, or borrow

It’s been a while since you’ve seen a face like mine
A face like mine
Light the streets with the color of your eyes
You say you lack the courage~you know I lack the time
You can all get along in your way
Don’t fear the sight of change at your door

Don’t speak
It’s too far from view
Can’t see what words could do
Place bets on what’s to follow

Never was, never will
What are you saying about things that you don’t understand?
This life can get to you
This life will get to you

It’s been a while since you’ve seen a face like mine
A face like mine
Light the streets with the color of your eyes
You say you lack the courage~you know I lack the time
You can all get along in your way
Don’t fear the sight of change at your door

Don't bet your life on it

Written By: Deric Wynne


Let’s just say that we are both ashamed
And set all well that is in flames
If we are to go our separate ways
You will see you’re quite dependent on me

Don’t say things like that aloud they don’t make friends

You can start shouting whenever you like
Drama division bitter and uptight
Unleashed on the world to do just what it likes
There is no happy ending the story book lied

Move to the side please
What this aims to feed is some abstract vision of what you think they believe

What could one say?
When asked to paint a picture of what can be remembered
There was you, there was me, there was one big long emergency
I’ll wait it out

Don’t bet your life on it yet
There are two sides to every story dear
What’s gotten into you lately you’re so depressed
If you’d just talk to me and not pretend
It’s somebody else (x4)

Discography

You Are Here - (Dec. 2007) EP

Red Walls and In Plain View have recieved play on:
99.5 KISS - San Antonio
94.5 THE BUZZ - Houston
105.3 KTWL - Heampstead

Set List

Pasenger has sixteen (16) original compostitions in it's repetoire; in its entirety the set is an hour and fifteen minutes (1:15).

Songs: Over It, Never Again, Red Walls, In Plain View, Collateral, Auto Pilot, One Day At a Time, Diplomat, City Block, 3 Things, Like Hurricanes, That Mouth, Don't Bet Your Life On It, Face Like Mine, Long Goodnight, the secrets of liars and thieves