Sentient

Sentient

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Straight up Rock and Roll. Heavy grooves and melodic harmonies. High level of musicianship and lyrical verse found in "Blue State Rock," and infused with killer riffs and accessible monster rock hooks that are indicative of "Red State Rock."

Biography

Sentient was formed in 2006 for the sole purpose of writing and playing straight up hard rock in the most traditional sense. James Turner, formerly of the Lesser Kings, began the projekt of recording the songs for Sentient in early 2006. He soon called upon the talents of his long time friend Brian Berrie to lay down guitar riffs and solos within the work. Then in September of 2006, James began holding auditions for lead singer. After meeting with a number of singers, James was introduced to Tim McKay, formerly of the east coast rock band, Fan the Fire. For his audition, Tim was asked to sing a song James had written for the album. On the day of the audition, Tim walked in not only prepared, but with entirely new lyrics. He had completely re-written the song lyrics. James decided to record a scratch track to hear what Tim had come up with. From then on, Miss Divine had taken its place within the album, Opulant Hierarchy and Tim McKay was offered the title of lead singer of Sentient. With the album nearing completion, Sentient added second guitarist and brother of Brian, Dan Berrie. In the months following, Sentient added Seattle Rock drummer, Evan Hess to make the line-up complete. Sentient is currently playing around the Los Angeles area.

Lyrics

Alchemy Black

Written By: Sentient

Verse 1-

A moment of clarity
ellipses reality
the lapse of reason
that lasted way too long.
Without a witness
without a promise
dreams are dissolved away
into black alchemy.

Pre-Ch-

Foretold across the sea
ashes of prophecy
poured out on the world
in a spoken omen.

Ch-

The crows have lead me to you.
The crows have lead me to you.

Verse 2-

In the absence of light
in a case of chance
the deepest sincerity
the mind does enhance
words wrapped in white
vague and contrite
dreams are dissolved away
into black alchemy.

Pre-Ch-
Ch-

Outro-

Someday we will find a key
an answer to this prophecy.
Someday we will find a key
an answer to this prophecy.

Miss Divine

Written By: Sentient

Verse 1-

Squeeze the veins
and hold the line
Love me hate me
miss divine
writhe in pain for lunacy
believe in me
believe in me.

All my life breaks me down
once was king
i sold my crown
i have felt more than i say
love me hate me
go away
i cant find misery
quite the same as you give me
hold the line
miss divine
love me hate me
one more time

Verse 2-

Do you know
you take away
more than you will ever pay
i am weak
this you know
love me hate me
let me go
but a lie ill always be
till the day you set me free
hold the line miss divine
love me hate me
one more time.

Verse 3-

Squeeze the veins
and hold the line
love me hate me
miss divine.

hold the line
miss divine
you are mine
love me hate me one more time
(repeat *3)

Crimson Foil

Written By: Sentient

Verse 1-

You've got your New York City apartment
your California home
your ivy league education
you bought it with your soul.

Pre-Ch-

My mind's a dark alley
go with a gun
the coas is clear
you just begun

Ch-

Obey

Verse 2-

Your fathers a preacher
your mommas a whore
dirty little victim
holy lovin at my door

Pre-Ch-

My minds a dark alley
go with a gun
the coast is clear baby
you just begun

Ch-

Obey

Note on the Margin

Written By: Sentient

Verse 1-

Here on my bed I lay
my hands around my bourbon
morning light shines on my gun

Pre-Ch-

Never find the rhyme
never let it be
walk away this time
with all your casualties

Tell me it hurts
tell me you see
take it all out on me
(repeat)

Ch-

Tell me where it hurts
tell me who you see
take it all
take it all
out on me
(repeat)

Post Ch-

I never told you
you were in love with the devil
(repeat)

Never find the rhyme
never let it be
walk away this time
with casualties

Verse 2-

Accross the hotel room
she stares down my reflection
always bitching about
nothing getting done.

Pre-Ch-

Ch-

Taken

Written By: Sentient

Verse 1-

She chose a role for me
but her god wont get on his knees
she knows what i want
but she wont give it to me

Ch-

I wait for no one
tomorrow i'm gone
i wait for no one
tomorrow i'm gone

taken by the dawn
taken by the dawn
(repeat)

Verse 2-

Here we go now
with the winter on our back
and we find out
we're never coming back
so tell me you're never gonna leave
cause i'll be gone before you breath.

Ch-

Bridge-

Stomach ache steals the pain
i wonder if i could die
and inside i feel the same
wonder if i should try

Ch-

Spade

Written By: Sentient

V1-
Mother Mary
cryin blood again
its been a while
since i've made amends
off in the distance
not too far from here
theres a temple
built with fear

Ch-
Kill your idols
sharpen your blades
kill your idol
call a spade a spade

V2-
I dont know where
dont know why
i went astray
stabbed mother mary
got hell to pay
dont leave me on my own
sharpening knives
dont let me tempt my fate
destroying lives

Ch-

Anno Domini

Written By: Sentient

v1-
greetings
i pray this letter
finds you well
yesterday
i sent a man to die
some people say he was
a fountain of lies
some say he was the savior

Ch-
Look to the sky
Look to the sky
(repeat)

V2-
I let them ll be heard
they wanted me to make him suffer
i think he wanted to die
i just gave them what they wanted
i saw him look to the sky

Ch-

Bridge-
One hand washes the other
wash it all away
One Hand washes the other
wash it all away
(repeat)

Ch-

Discography

On this Side of Dawn
Opulent Hierarchy

Set List

Crimson Foil
Note on the Margin
Whiskey Town
Alchemy Black
Pull
Miss Divine