Sons of One

Sons of One

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Sons of One is a heavy radio rock band that's all about power and passion! In their songs you'll find messages of unity and the inner strength to follow your dreams!

Biography

Sons of One, known to their fans as SO1 (pronounced So-One), is a heavy-hitting independent band with a message and a mission: To rock your face off while spreading unity and self-realization to this one world!

Hailing from middle America, the band formed in 2008 around the core of the group TAINTED; Tim Bravo on vocals and guitar, Kevin Harman on bass, and J Kilo on drums. The group rounded out their lineup with new guitarist Sheldon Wallis.

Sons of One recorded in the summer of 2008 with producer Brett Hestla of Dark New Day and Creed fame in his Orlando, FL studio. They’re currently planning the independent release of their debut album “Just One Thing” for October 16, 2009.

Lyrics

Distracted

Written By: Tim Boknecht

We've gotta stop this clock, we gotta run for the sideline.
Third and goal with seconds to go, then one more shot and we're outta time.
You never, I never, we could never change in time to win this game,
But Lombardi's trophy ain't what's at stake.

It's hard to know who to throw to when the other side
Of the ball looks just like us,
Yeah, we're battling our own kind.
You never, I never stop to realize
This game is one big lie.
We're all playing both sides at the same time.

Looking down on us, the owners laugh in their skybox.
Below, we're too distracted.
As they rake it in, we pretend like we can win.

You will never understand my way
Until you walk my mile,
Until you see me smile, you know that I will
I will never understand your way
Until I walk that mile,
Until I see you smile, you know that we will fight.

Looking down on us, the owners laugh up in their skybox.
Below, we're too distracted,
Mind on the ball, or eyes on the clock.
They buy us off with contracts,
Pitting us against one another.
Pretending we can win,
Divided we stand, but united they will fall.
When One is All.

Unseen

Written By: Tim Boknecht

You. You've got no clue who I really am.
No clear idea on where I stand,
And you don't think I understand.
Me. I've found the one I locked away.
11:10 shows me the way.
Won't rot with you another day.

You think you know me,
But you underestimate me.
It burns inside of me -
The real me left unseen.

To you, I'm now some poor, misguided soul,
But I am filling in your hole.
Don't need your cross, I've got my own.
And I don't need to fight you anymore.
A long time since I closed that door.
To scar from scab from bleeding sore.

You think you know me,
But you underestimate me.
It burns inside of me -
The real me left unseen.

Spent too long, too many times.
But now I'm gone. I've got you behind me.
The heart that quits is the heart that dies,
And I won't die.

You. You've got no clue who I really am,
No clear idea on where I stand,
And these days I don't give a damn.

You think you know me,
But you underestimate me.
It burns inside of me -
The real me left unseen.

21st Century Freedom

Written By: Tim Boknecht

Land of the free, and home of "gotta have it".
We all want the lives we see on TV.
Confusing want with need.
Debt, it's everywhere you want to be.

There is no time to question why
We're chasing this dream,
Or what it means to really be free.

Bust your ass to pay the VISA.
Sell your days to a job you hate.
Those we love on the backburner.
Another time, some other day.

There is no time to question why,
Or who we would be
If we could really be free.

What is it all for?
Where does it get us?
Our dreams remain just dreams when there is no time to stop.

Ask yourself what really matters.
Keep what you find, just throw the rest away.
Take a look at what your life is.
Realize you could die today.

End of the line. You sold all your time,
And wasted your dreams.
You pay the price, 'cause freedom ain't free.

Love & Crazy

Written By: Tim Boknecht

I met a girl. She wasn't you.
She looked a lot like you, but she wasn't you.
She was calm and kind and understanding - Not at all like you.
But it wasn't enough, don't ask me why.
Sometimes I wonder why I try.
It would seem that I'm in love with crazy.

That's why I keep falling down onto you.
That's why I keep falling down.

She was the girl I had in mind.
You know, a girl like that is hard to find.
After all these years, I'd found my baby.
But I let you fuck it up, and now I damn my own eyes,
'Cause the curve of your ass and the shape of your thighs,
And your loose screw are driving me crazy.

That's why I keep falling down onto you.
That's why I keep falling down.

Tell me, am I to blame
When no matter their name
It always ends up the same?

That's why I keep falling down onto you.
That's why I keep falling down.

Falling Down

Written By: Tim Boknecht

Wrong and right., black and white.
Another day, another fight
In the headlines. Myopic vision
Steals our sight.
You or me. Us or them.
You're either enemy or friend,
So are you patriotic or unAmerican?

While we are sleeping, time keeps slipping by.
On horses high, don't realize
We are falling down.
Foundation changing, disintegrating now,
And all we see - dichotomy.
We are falling down.

A different man you can't understand,
You'd take him out fast as you can.
'Cause sometimes we don't see
That we're all blind, and I'm
Never going to find my way to you.
But maybe it's better than what's true.

While we are sleeping, time keeps slipping by.
On horses high, don't realize
We are falling down.
Creation changing, disintegrating now,
And all we see - dichotomy.
We are falling down.

Two extremes, one world.
We're all in this together.
Knock each other off our feet,
We are falling down.

While we are sleeping, time keeps slipping by.
On horses high, don't realize
We are falling down.
Foundation changing, disintegrating now,
And all we see - dichotomy.
We are falling down.

Raison D'etre

Written By: Tim Boknecht

We didn't come to get laid.
That ain't why we joined the game.
The music's always been our raison d'etre.
No regrets, no matter how it goes down.
We're all slaves to the sound.

Aw, damn!
We came here to rock, man!
It's what this all is about.
I'll stand up and shout my heart out,
And if you feel me just say hey - yeah.

We didn't come to get paid.
That ain't why we took the stage.
No way to compensate the way
That this feels when we're
Locked in step with our hearts revealed.

Don't lay it down for the fame.
That comes and goes in a day.
Not why I pour my soul into the song.
You'll figure it out someday when I'm gone
And the song lives on...

Aw, damn!
We came here to rock, man!
It's what this all is about.
I'll stand up and shout my heart out,
And if you feel me just say hey - yeah.

I've wrapped my whole life around
A single dream.
Every decision is all about
Just one thing.
This one thing.

Aw, damn!
We came here to rock, man!
It's what this all is about.
I'll stand up and shout my heart out,
And if you feel me just say hey - yeah.

Who I Am

Written By: Tim Boknecht

I think I get it now,
It's starting to make sense.
All the tragedies and injuries
And disappointments,
And all the things I've railed against
I brought 'em to myself.
I've fed the cause of fear
And I have reaped the unflinching effect.

Now that I see me,
I see right through me.

I alone am responsible.
This is the life I've chosen,
And I alone can choose
To move ahead or stay hear frozen.
I alone have built this man
And it's time to change the plan,
So come back here tomorrow
And let me show you who I am.

I think you get it now;
I'm not a perfect man.
I see the guy I wanna be
But don't always believe I can.

Now that you see me,
Do you see right through me?

I alone am responsible.
This is the life I've chosen,
And I alone can choose
To move ahead or stay hear frozen.
I alone have built this man
And it's time to change the plan,
So come back here tomorrow
And let me show you who I am.

Change It All

Written By: Tim Boknecht

Sick and tired of all the dreams you say will never fly.
Don't you know you validate the things that I should try?
We're tearing down your legacy of lies.
The limitations are yours, they're not mine.
They'll die with you and if you ask me,
Well, that's just fine!

We'll change it all!
We'll change it all!

Don't tell me about the rules or how it has to be.
We'll take those rules and break 'em like you said they're made to be.
We'll take this world and shape it as we dare.
We'll pull our dreams right out of the thin air.
We know the walls you see ain't really there.

We'll change it all.
We'll change it all.
We'll change it all.

We'll see the end of wars that can't be won.
The dying age of things that can't be done.
We'll pull it all together.
Yeah, we'll bring it back to one.

We'll change it all.
We'll change it all.
We'll change it all.
We'll change it all.
Nothing lasts forever.
It's gonna all get better.
We'll pull it all together.

The Enemy

Written By: Tim Boknecht

And you say that God so loved the world,
So why can't we?
Know yourself and know the enemy.

I don't know if we are the ones to follow
The way we try to kill all that we find.
We gotta change the road
If we would make it to tomorrow.
We gotta find that spark within to shine.

And you say that God so loved the world,
So why can't we?
Funny how sometimes you find the cure
Within the disease.
I know myself, and know that I have seen
The enemy,
And the enemy is you and [me]...

Well, I don't know how I will
Take the shame tomorrow
When I see the accusation in their eyes.
You know we gotta love...

And you say that God so loved the world,
So why can't we?
Funny how sometimes you find the cure
Within the disease.
I know myself, and know that I have seen
The enemy,
And the enemy is you and...

I can't fight this all on my own.
Come together for tomorrow.

And you say that God so loved the world,
So why can't we?
Funny how sometimes you find the cure
Within the disease.
I know myself, and know that I have seen
The enemy,
And the enemy, it is you, it is [me]...

And you say that God so loved the world,
So why can't we?
Know yourself and know the enemy
Is you and me.

Discography

Just One Thing, Oct 2009
*Instrumental cuts available!

Bridging the Gap EP, 2006

3 songs from the EP have been released to broadcast radio in the states, and all 5 can be heard on Armed Forces Network radio in Afghanistan. S.O.1 can be heard on a number of internet radio stations, including Hollywood Music TV and Storm Radio.

Set List

A typical set is 10-12 songs, and lasts about an hour.

SO1 plays up to 3 sets (3 hours) in a night.

The band currently has 17 originals in the live repertoire, with several others in the works.

Covers include songs by the following artists:
Seether | Jet | Alice in Chains | Green Day | Chevelle | Three Days Grace | Crossfade | Breaking Benjamin | Godsmack | Collective Soul | Metallica | Bush | Foo Fighters | Puddle of Mudd | Sugar Cult | Pantera