Steady Ground

Steady Ground

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A diverse yet cohesive band that everyone can sink their teeth into. Inspired by many great bands that have stood the test of time, Steady Ground has a unique sound that is aggressive and urgent with huge anthem choruses that will transport you to the nearest arena with your fist in the air.

Biography

The producer of The Offspring's "Smash" has a saying... "The more of a pain in the ass it is to make the record, the better the record will be". His ability to deal with the many road bumps involved with making an exceptional record and his attention to detail took "Smash" on to sell more than 11 million copies… the largest selling independent record of all time. To Date, The Offspring has sold more than 34 Million copies and after 15 years of driving The Offspring on drums, Ron Welty brings his experience to his new home...Steady Ground. This experience mixed with the fresh energy of the younger band mates; Rick Stitch- Vocals, George Squiers- Guitar, Jared Woods- Guitar, and Kyle Rogan- Bass, helps make Steady Ground a well-rounded, well-oiled machine.
They have appropriately titled their debut album "Jettison"… a word that accurately describes the bands attitude about what it takes to reach a goal. It points out the irony of sometimes needing to go to the degree of dumping fuel from an airplane to reach the destination… Steady Ground.
The music is aggressive, urgent and has huge anthem choruses that will transport you to the nearest arena with your fist in the air. The response from their live shows has been intense and is clearly an area that Steady Ground excels.
There has also been an overwhelming response on MySpace with more then 41,000 friends added in a matter of months.
Steady Ground's influences are... Stone Temple Pilots, AudioSlave, Fugazi, Velvet Revolver, U2, The Cure, Pearl Jam, ColdPlay and yes...The Offspring. Although the record is cohesive, the songs are as diverse as the bands influences giving everyone something to sink their teeth into. Their sound is a combination of these many great bands, past and present, which have stood, and will stand, the test of time. Their emphasis is on classic and timeless melodies and rhythms that could have been written 10 years ago or 10 years from now.
Although reminiscent of these bands, Steady Ground has developed a genuinely unique sound. The members of the band have studied music extensively at specialized schools and/or through private lessons. They implement their knowledge by using well-developed chord inversions, diads and floating root notes between their two guitars and bass. The result is a non-compromised debut record, balanced with up-tempo, mid-tempo, and slower, more epic tunes.

Lyrics

I Just Can't Contain Myself

Written By: Steady Ground

VERSE:
YOU TRY AND MAKE ME LOOK A CERTAIN WAY
AND REARRANGE ALL THE WORDS I SAY
BUT IN THE END IT’S A SONG THAT THE PEOPLE HUM ALONG
TELL ME IS THE SONG BEING PLAYED

CHORUS:
I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MYSELF
I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MYSELF
I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MYSELF
WITH THE WORLD SPINNING OUT OF MY HANDS

VERSE 2:
WE’VE GOT TO HOLD OURSELVES UP TO THE LIGHT
AND REARRANGE ALL THE WRONG AND THE RIGHT
NO ONE REALLY KNOWS HOW THE STORY REALLY GOES
‘CAUSE ALL THEY GOT ARE ALL OF THE LIES
YEAH THEY’LL HOLD ‘EM ’TILL THE DAY THAT YOU DIE
YEAH YEAH YEAH

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
YOU MIGHT SHAKE ME YOU WON’T BREAK ME YOU WON’T RATTLE MY SOUL
YOU PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKETS WITH THE LIVES YOU CONTROL
YOU MIGHT SHAKE ME YOU WON’T BREAK ME YOU WON’T RATTLE MY SOUL
I’VE GOT ANOTHER GOT ANOTHER YEAH

(CHORUS)

Pick It Up

Written By: Steady Ground

VERSE 1:
THIS NIGHT IS GOING DOWN IN THE BOOKS BECAUSE RIGHT NOW
WE’RE HEADING OUT TO GET THE CERTAIN SOMETHING
WE’RE GONNA PLAY IT COOL PLAY THE ODDS AND THEN FOOL
IT’S IN OUR BLOOD AND IT’S BEEN WAITING TO COME OUT

PRE CHORUS:
COME CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF THIS WORLD YOU MIGHT LIKE IT
COME CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF THIS WORLD AND YOU’LL LIKE IT

CHORUS:
PICK IT UP PICK IT UP LET’S GO
IF IT’S IN THE CARDS IT’S ALRIGHT YA Y’KNOW
IN THE AIR IN THE AIR IT GOES
LET IT SLIDE BECAUSE TONIGHT IT’S ALRIGHT
ANYTHING GOES

VERSE 2:
WHEN THE MORNING ARRIVES WE’LL WATCH THE SUN KISS THE SKY
AND MEND OUR WOUNDS WHILE WE DRINK ANOTHER
WE’LL PUT ON OUR SONG TURN IT UP AND HUM ALONG
AND WAIT FOR THE NIGHT TO COME AND START ALL OVER

(PRE CHORUS)

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
IF ALL WE DO IS WHAT FEELS RIGHT WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR
LET’S RIDE IT OUT AGAIN

(CHORUS)

You Better Close Your Eyes

Written By: Steady Ground

VERSE 1:
I LOVE SWEET THINGS LIKE ALLIES
BEEN DOWN ‘CAUSE I NEVER LEARNED ALL MY RIGHTS
GOT MORE THAN ONE THNG ON MY MIND
THIS ENGINE BURNS ‘TILL IT OVERLOADS
NEVERTHELESS IT’S IN CONTROL
GOD HELP ME I DON’T LOSE MY MIND

CHORUS:
YOU CAN LEAVE THE ROOM, YOU CAN’T LEAVE THEIR SIGHT
THEY’RE ALL OVER YOU, YOU BETTER CLOSE YOUR EYES

VERSE 2:
WE LIVE IN A TIME OF SHADES OF GREY
NEVER ONCE HAVE I THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY
NEW WORDS TO MAKE US BREED LIKE HIVES
TWO SHOTS TO KILL IT LIKE NOVACAINE
POP SOME PILLS WHEN EVERYTHING IS MUNDANE
FEW WORDS WILL EVER CHANGE MY MIND

(CHORUS)

SOLO

(CHORUS)

On Your Own

Written By: Steady Ground

VERSE 1:
YEAH YOU’RE LEAVING ON YOUR OWN
ALL THE WORDS ARE LEFT TO HAUNT YOU
YOU’RE A MILLION MILES FROM NOWHERE
AND YOU AIN’T GOT NO PLACE TO GO
YOU’VE BEEN HEADING DOWN THIS ROAD
AFTER EVERYBODY’S WARNED YOU
YOU THINK YOU’RE SINKING LIKE A STONE
ARE YOU GONNA FADE AWAY, YEAH

CHORUS:
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD SAY
IT DON’T MATTER ANYWAY
YOU FIND IT HARD BUT YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW
YOU CAN MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD SAY
BUT IT DON’T MATTER ANY WAY
YOU FIND IT HARD BUT YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW
THAT YOU CAN MAKE IT ON YOUR ON OWN

VERSE 2:
IF THE ANSWERS YOU DON’T KNOW
ARE TO THE QUESTIONS YOU’RE NOT ASKING
TAKE THE HAMMER TO THE STONE
YOU’VE GOT TO BREAK AWAY
YEAH

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
IT’S ALRIGHT

(CHORUS)

Climb

Written By: Steady Ground

VERSE 1:
I NEED OUR LIVES TO BLEED INTO EACHOTHER’S SOON
I’VE WAITED HERE LONG ENOUGH TO FOLLOW YOU
THE STORIES I’VE TOLD ARE INTO THE WIND
I NEVER FELT THE COLD BEFORE BECAUSE I WORE YOUR SKIN
I WORE YOUR SKIN

CHORUS:
CLIMB ON DOWN SHINE AGAIN
TIME IS NOW RISE AGAIN
CLIMB ON DOWN SHINE AGAIN
SLOW THINGS DOWN MY FRIEND

VERSE 2:
I CONFIDED IN SOMEONE ELSE I KNOW
IT WASN’T THE SAME NO THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW
ONE DROP OF YOUR BLOOD COULD FILL ALL THE PALE SKIES
WHEN I WAS DOWN YOU WERE ALWAYS AN OPEN MIND
YOU OPENED MINE

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
SILENCE CAN BE TAKEN MANY WAYS
SILENCE CAN BE TAKEN MANY WAYS
SILENCE CAN BE TAKEN MANY WAYS
HAS THE SILENCE TAKEN YOU AWAY

(CHORUS)

Tell Me What Your Searching For

Written By: Steady Ground

VERSE 1:
YOU KNOW WHEN I CAN TASTE IT
I CAN’T HELP BUT CHASE IT
IF I HAD IT IN MY HANDS
GOD DAMN I WOULD EMBRACE IT
HEAVEN KNOWS THE DEVIL KNOWS
I KNOW I’VE GOT TO FACE IT
THERE’S A HOLE IN MY SOUL
Y’KNOW I CAN REPLACE IT

CHORUS:
OH SO TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE SEARCHING FOR
OH YOU KNOW I WANT IT SO MUCH MORE

VERSE 2:
YEAH I CAN’T SHAKE IT
I KNOW THAT I CAN MAKE IT
IN MY MIND IT’S HARD TO FIND
SOMETIMES YOU’VE GOT TO FAKE IT
UNDERSTAND JUST WHO I AM
AND THEN YOU WILL EMBRACE IT
THERE’S A HOLE IN MY SOLE
THIS IS HOW I REPLACE IT

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:

(CHORUS)

Set List

Quagmire(intro)
You Better Close Your Eyes
Your Face Gives You Away
On Your Own
Zero
Pick it Up
Climb
No More Goodbyes
Blueprint
Tell Me What Your Searching For
Pass Us By
I Just Can't Contain Myself
Is Forever Ending