Redefine

Redefine

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandRock

Texas rock with a progressive accent and metal tendencies. Add in a dash of funk with a pinch of jazz and you get Redefine's unique and powerful sound.

Biography

Redefine is a central tenant in the Dallas TX rock scene.  Consistently delivering high energy performances across the metroplex, the band has won over a strong following that likes their rock music with a little extra.  By incorporating progressive structure into a rock backdrop, contrasting atmospherics and metal grooves, and subtly mixing in hints of jazz and funk, Redefine creates a unique and refreshing take on an otherwise stale genre.

The chemistry between bandmates Scott Headstream (vocals), Chris Apaliski (guitar), Matt Jones (guitar), Mike Diquinzio (bass), and Daniel Taylor (drums) is immediately apparent, and one can tell the group legitimately loves what they do.

The band's catalog consists of three offerings:  The Harbinger King - 2014 - Do For It Records, Blur on the Horizon - 2011 - self released, and The Power of Persuasion - 2009 - Ice Planet Records.

Over the years Redefine songs have been showcased on local radio, pod casts near and far, and even over the booming speakers during The Dallas Stars' hockey games.  However, the best place to listen to Redefine is the front row.  

Lyrics

Leave The Light On

Written By: Redefine

Melt down, how it feels to drown
To scream with no sound
Why do we throw it away?
Break in through a wall that’s so thin
As if we’ve grown dim
And we have strangled the day

Oh keep those hands up where I can see them
Put your face down on the floor
Oh keep that light on I’ve got my reasons
‘Til I find my way, my way to the door

It’s so right when it’s right
But not here, not tonight
It feels like you are drifting away
So hold on we’re not too far gone
Each side has done wrong
Don’t let me ruin the day

Stop here just for spell
This will all end, they can all tell
That it’s not real, how we feel
Slow down try to think straight
Try to forget, I’ll try to relate
Just when it’s sinking on in, that’s when it happens again

The Silent Hum

Written By: Redefine

Breathe in deeper walking sleeper lay down
Out of focus start to notice then drown
Waging war all on your own
The silent hum sets in and shades the world
All in grey whispering voices say it all brings me to my knees

It’s wearing thin
Right there in the place that I know that it begins
And this I’ve found
I’ll push it down and bury it deep and under ground
In looking up
The world is bright brother, sister lift your cup
And drink it in
And live the sound ‘til the silent hum begins

Don’t think deeper daylight dreamer
There are things that will tear you open

The Darkest Night

Written By: Redefine

Under burning sun and through days we run
Awake to taste and feel all the things that have become
A dream where I’ve been laying with the one

I’ve been laying with the one

Clearly I see
That within you lie the better parts of me
I know I need who you are
In time I know that fears will fall in fleeting droves
These roots will grow underneath these stars

So leave it burning bright
This ain’t no candle light
It’s all consuming and bleaches out the darkest night
A dream where I’ve been laying with the one

I’ve been lying with the one

Breathe me in; hold me there in your skin
Let it last all day
Breathe me in; hold me there in your skin
Let me know your ways

So hold us in your hands
Through all the hour sands
All the things that I said to you will always stand
So leave it burning bright
This ain’t no candle light
It’s all consuming and bleaches out the darkest night
The darkest night

Cut The Cord

Written By: Redefine

In your eyes there’s this light that runs

And it’s no surprise of what you’ve become

And every time I’m washed up on the shore

You show me what this life was for

And I will be here waiting when you come down

Anticipating to live that sound

Somebody cut that cord

Let him run on, let him run on

And he will be reborn

Just like he was before

And every time I’m pushing, pulling away

You take this love of life I lost and live for every day

Take all these pieces that don’t seem to fit

Take all these people that don’t seem to care about it

Everything lives and everything dies

Everything moves right here before my (eyes, before my eyes)

Arcana

Written By: Redefine

Arcana

Oh, don’t you go waving your battle flag

Oh, don’t you go, Arcana

Arcana bit me bad

Pull away flesh and bone

Live that lie that speaks of life alone

And if it’s just your blood washed in that flood

To wash thine eyes that speak of God above

Light a candle and I’ll find my way again, even if I stumble back to sin

Lasting pictures but they’re lost in time

Last to move, but first to try

Light a candle and I’ll find my way back home, even if I find myself alone

Lasting pictures but they’re lost in time

Last to live and first to die

Set a fire and light me up

Would I be left here with an empty cup?

And if I fool the light again, light open the bleeding wounds

Light open to see that you are not the only one

Light a candle and I’ll burn it at both ends

Through your hands I’ll watch the sands descend

Lasting pictures but they’re lost in time

Last to live and first to die

Oh, don’t you go waving your battle flag

Oh, don’t you go, Arcana

Arcana bit me bad

All this time made to see

Take faith in mysteries

All we have is time to question

So save a kiss for only this

‘Cause there’s so much that you are gonna miss

And if I fool the light again

Light open the bleeding wounds

Light open to see that you are not the only one

Take Your Medicine

Written By: Redefine

Hush child, be still

Light hurts, light kills

All of us not just you

These days are a cage and they are folding up on us too

Just take your medicine, do everything you can

To get yourself right there, to get yourself right there

To find yourself again, to find your falling in

To lose a losing war, is that what you came here for?

Hold on, I’ll be the one to bring you back

Hold on, I’ll be the one

Shade eyes from that sun, and that shame

When did you forget your name?

Fade out from that one, and that game

When did you forget your name?

Take heart from the start

I know it just rips you apart

But it’s been this way now, been this way

Find yourself again, I know it’s just your falling in

But it’s been this way now, been this way

Look back, think straight

Wash off your false fate

It’s all of us not just you

Your pain is a cage and it is folding up on us too

There you are…

Discography

The Power of Persuasion (Ice Planet Records, 2009)
Blur On The Horizon - (Ice Planet Records, 2011)
The Harbinger King (Do For It Records, 2014)


Set List

Typical Set list is from 9-10 songs, all original material. Usually clocks in around 45-50 minutes.