RotA

RotA

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RotA is a Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX based rock/metal band with catchy tunes and a powerful message.

Biography

RotA is an original, four-piece rock/metal band out of the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas market. This group uses its driving rhythms, slamming drums, grooving bass lines, and in-your-face vocals with a powerful message to create, and shape, their unique soundscape of music. The band is comprised of local scene veterans who’ve played locally and regionally at various venues including Texas Motor Speedway, Ford Pavillion Main Stage (Beaumont, TX), Mayfest, ArborDaze and various Biker Rallys/Toy Run Benefits in Texas.

The band has just completed the mixing/mastering process on their “LIVE” CD recorded at Texas Motor Speedway. The project was recorded/engineered/mixed/mastered by local veteran engineer Bill Johnson the Audio Director at KCM in Ft. Worth, TX. The new live CD should be made available in 2007.

RotA is currently writing songs for their untitled fourth studio release due out in early 2007. The new full-length CD will contain some of the bands most collaborative work to date. This record will be a bit of departure from their previous works, but the band's trademark sound will still be easily recognizable. They are also booking shows for a tour in support of the new CD.

The group wants to reach a broader audience. So they are redefining themselves musically and lyrically. So the latest CD will reflect those desires. The band also plans to play on some stages that as a group they’ve never played before.

RotA is a musically diverse group. You can hear the band's heavier influences in their music, be it Pantera, Audioslave, King's X, Alice In Chains, Fates Warning, System of a Down, Metallica, Incubus and many more on just about every song. Though the aforementioned groups may not allude to it, the band also has a more melodic and softer side as well. You can hear those other influences such as Queen, Weezer, Dream Theatre and even Def Leppard in other songs.

What really sets the band apart from all the other local/regional bands is their professionalism and their presentation. The songs are great too. This is a band of seasoned veterans who know how to play to a crowd, large or small.

Lyrics

What You Mean

Written By: Len Jennings & Chris Gill

There are no words
And love doesn’t tell the story
Of how I feel about You

I try so hard, Lord
To walk in your path
And when I fall – you lift me up again

You fill my heart where there was no love
You give me life when I’ve given up
You’re everything when I’m not enough
And I’m never enough . . .

I could never say
What You mean to me
I can only pray
For what you’ll bring to me
Looking for Your Way
Is all there needs to be
Oh, everything . . .
Is what You mean to me

When I’ve lost all my strength
And will to carry on
You are always there

I may not notice
How I get in Your way
Still You work through me

You fill my heart where there was no love
You give me life when I’ve given up
You’re everything when I’m not enough
And I’m never enough . . . I could never say
What You mean to me
I can only pray
For what you’ll bring to me
Looking for Your Way
Is all there needs to be Oh, everything . . .
Is what You mean to me

Some say there are no miracles
But I know this isn’t true
I see them every day, in every face
It’s like I’m seeing You

(Solo)

I could never say
What You mean to me
I can only pray
For what you’ll bring to me
Looking for Your Way
Is all there needs to be
Oh, everything . . .
Is what You mean to me

(Repeat)

Genesis (Let There Be Light)

Written By: Chris Gill, Len Jennings & Johnny Rhoads

In the beginning
God created
The heavens and the earth
Before the first

World without form
Void and darkness
On the face of the deep
Spirit of God

What came before?
Satan’s rise and fall
His rebellion away
Then God’s judgment

Chaos to cosmos
Fashion anew
Emptiness to fullness
Bring to order

(Chorus)
“Let there be light”
“Let there be light”
Out of the darkness
“Let there be light”
And then God said,
“Let there be light”
Out of the darkness
“Let there be light”

4 And God saw the light, that it was good;
And God divided the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He
Called Night. So the evening and the morning
Were the first day. ~ Genesis 1:4-5

That was the first day (4X)

(Chorus)

Spread The Word

Written By: Chris Gill, Len Jennings & Johnny Rhoads

Got your mission
No time to waste
The clock is tickin’
There’s souls to save

It's not a life style
It's a way of life
It’s about His Kingdom
And the body of Christ

Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Spread the Word

Be the witness
Evangelize
Seek God’s forgiveness
And prophesy

Are you sharing Christ
In the world around you?
Would you give your life
Just to bear the fruit?

He is calling
For fisher’s of men
Ya stopped or stalling?
Then start again!

Be a blessing now
In His living Word
You’ll be blessed
When you keep Him first

Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Spread the Word

Solo

Be the witness
Evangelize
Seek God’s forgiveness
Yeah, prophesy

Are you sharing Christ
In the world around you?
Give your life
Are you bearing fruit?

It's not a life style
It's a way of life
It’s about His Kingdom
And the body of Christ

Got your mission
No time to waste
The clock is tickin’, tickin’
There’s souls to save

Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Spread . . . The . . . Word!

Discography

Johnny Rhoads "Rock of the Ages" CD (2003)
Rock of the Ages "End of the Day" EP (2005)
Rock of the Ages "Let there be Light" CD (2006)
Rock of the Ages "Live" (coming in 2007)

Set List

RotA set time includes 1 hour & 15 minutes so far...

Original Song List:

1. Sing Your Song
2. I Know You
3. Marking Time
4. Poser
5. Let's Get It Together
6. Method of Attack
7. One Nation
8. Weight of a Feather
9. I Am
10. Nobody
11. Tell The World
12. Flesh
13. Slingshot
14. Bit of Heaven

New songs to be added soon.