State Of The Art

State Of The Art

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STATE of the ART is rock that's hard, driving, artistic and with a story to tell. Influences: The hard driving and haunting rock edge of Tool and the clean unfailing songwriting prowess of Nickelback.

Biography

STATE of the ART is rock that's hard, driving, artistic and with a story to tell. It's a band of young friends and fellow musicians that's so well connected, you can hear it and feel it. One part chops and and one part human, they're like a machine that was built by brothers; as tightly wound as a band can be. Their live shows are unforgettable, much like the strong hooks in their originals such as "The Evidence", "Chimera" and "Daemons". The sound, look and energy of their live show is arena rock ready. In 2 seconds flat, every venue they play gets filled by their performance and presence; only to be matched by the noise of a crowd.

Influences: The hard driving and haunting rock edge of Tool and the clean unfailing songwriting prowess of Nickelback.

MySpace: www.myspace.com/sotatheband

Lyrics

The Evidence

Written By: D'Angelo

The Evidence
STATE of the ART
© 2006, Driven Productions, Inc.

Verse 1

You have no remorse for your intensions as you calculate the time it will take for me to collapse.
Your pacified in your complacency with me, as you claim the truth with blades between your teeth.
But I refuse to feed a stray.

Chorus

Cuz I don’t think I can fight anymore with your arrogance; your lack of self control.
And I don’t want to give in to the signs of your empathy out of fear of what might unfold.
And I know you will ever surrender the evidence that proves your responsible for all the things you’ve done to destroy your innocence.

Verse 2

You come around now and ask for directions from me but I don’t have a fucking thing to give to you.
I had to breakdown for you to breakdown and now you’re forcing me to pick up all the pieces.
Honestly I can’t hold the weight of all the memories, of all the times you walked away.

Chimera

Written By: D'Angelo

Chimera
STATE of the ART
© 2006, Driven Productions, Inc.

Verse 1

Fear of war, the pawns are moving in, with all your shame your walls are caving in
But I can not believe no I will not concede

Verse 2

Your wings have failed to keep you above the ground
you shift your weight to keep you from falling down
But I can not believe no I will not concede

Chorus

You took a step on broken legs and held the weight of your heartache.
You took a stand on broken glass and found the strength to walk again.

Verse 3

A wounded ghost that hide I within all these walls that you keep haunting in.
But I can’t let it be.
No I cannot believe.
No I will not concede this time
Bridge
So where did I go wrong?
What are we waiting for?
What would I have to give for one more chance.
But I cannot believe.
No I will not concede.
Not this time.

Chorus

You took a step on broken legs and held the weight of your heartache.
You took a stand on broken glass and found the strength to walk again.
I’d take a stand on broken legs and hold the weight of your heartache.
And I’d take a step on broken glass to find my way to your heart again.
I'd throw it all away for just another day.

Daemons

Written By: D'Angelo

Daemons
STATE of the ART
© 2006, Driven Productions, Inc.

Verse 1

Shadows don’t shift easily from the old world to the new.
Demons hold on strong, to what they believe as theirs. So I leave what’s theirs alone.

Pre-Chorus

No exorcists in realms like these.
A heighten state of this disease.
Red blooded; breaking sweat.
I’m falling.

Chorus

But I can’t take this anymore. Stop waving what you’ve done in my face.
And I don’t think you’ve honestly ever seen this side of me.

Verse 2

Shadows don’t shift easily yet they move so quietly
from the old world to the new that its causing my own faith in me to take flight.
Away they come to save me like some type of angelic redeemer.

Pre-Chorus

No scientists in times like these.
A heighten state of disbelief.
Red blooded; drenched in sweat.
I’m drowning.

Discography

3 new STATE of the ART originals available by clicking "Audio" above.

Set List

STATE of the ART Originals
& Rock Covers

STATE of the ART Originals:

The Evidence
Chimera
Daemons
Fixed
Come Around

Rock Covers:

The Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Hysteria - The Muse
Machine Head - Bush
Come Down - Bush
It’s Been Awhile - Staind
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
My Hero - Foo Fighters
One Step Closer - Linkin Park
I Hate Everything - 3 Days Grace
Basket Case - Green Day
Brain Stew - Green Day
What If - Creed
Hemorrhage - Fuel
Hash Pipe - Weezer
She Hates Me - Puddle of Mud
Amber - 311
Sober - Tool
46 and 2 - Tool
Take It Away - The Used
The Outsider - A Perfect Circle
Wasteland - 10 Years
My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Black - Pearl Jam
Small Things - Blink 182
Circles - Incubus
Pardon Me - Incubus
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Seven Nation Ar