Striving For More

Striving For More

BandRockMetal

This may sound cliche, but this music really speaks for itself. Listen closely and you will be left wondering how stuff like this is not on the radio and how did a nurse from Arkansas produce this stuff in his living room? The answer is simple. I am Striving for More with my music and my life.

Biography

I am 26 years old and I live in Arkansas. I work primarily as a RN for the VA. I enjoy my work, but my dream is music. I have been making music (mostly heavy metal) off and on for the past 10 years. As time goes on, I am getting more serious about making music. I record and self produce my music and am becoming better and better at doing that. Striving for More will eventually be a band, but the drummer, Bryan, and I are planning to finish the first album that is heavily in the works. Altaira is not a Striving for More song. The music for Altaira was written and performed by a guy named Daniel Holland. I wrote the lyrics and sang on it for an album we are working on as well. It is here because it has been entered into a songwriting competition. Hope you all enjoy!

Lyrics

Emotion

Written By: Mike Gann

Down and out on a rainy day
Deep in my soul I've lost my way
I have a feeling I can't control
Tears me apart, I've been sold

Emotions, Live so deep they never show.
My heart is soft, my face is stone
I feel the need to let them go
I cannot think I cannot sleep

Why do I feel this way?
This is my curse. Am I insane.
I never rest and I'll never be at peace.
That is why I feel so far away.

Emotions, Live so deep they never show
My heart is soft, my face is stone.
I feel the need to let them go.
I cannot think I cannot sleep
Never sleep, never sleep, never sleep.

One day I'll wake up and find
No emotions left inside.

Copyright 2005 Michael Brian Gann.

What Can Never Be

Written By: Mike Gann

The calm cool breeze of springtime air
Birds in song, without a care
I close my eyes and sleep serene
Never want to leave this dream

I'm findin' it hard to believe that it's real
Words can't express this beauty I feel
But I should know, that I can never really see her
But my love is real

What can never be
What can never be
What can never be
What can never be
It's not fair, not fair to me
What can never be

Every night she comes to visit me
I see the look in her eyes
Feels so close that she's a part of me
Unaware I'm really asleep

Findin' it hard to believe that it's real
Words can't express this beauty I feel
But I should know that I can never really see her
But my love is real

What can never be
What can never be
What can never be
What can never be
It's not fair, not fair to me
What can never be. . .

Copyright 2003 Michael Brian Gann

25000 Days

Written By: Michael Brian Gann and Joseph Grant Heston

Counting the days in this cruel world
Memories of time when it stood still
Living in fear afraid of life
What if you could leave it behind

Counting the days in this cruel world
Not enough time to sit back and unwind
Living in fear, afraid of life
What if you could leave it behind

25000 days and counting is all that you got
To follow your dreams and send your heart on it's way
25000 days and counting is all that you got
To follow your dreams and send your heart on its way

Leave your fears behind. . .

What have you done with your life?
What will you say when its your time?
Did you do all that you'd hoped for?
Or will you wish that you'd done more?

25000 days and counting is all that you got!
To follow your dreams and send your heart on its way.

25000 days, if you're lucky
25000 days, to be free

25000 Days. . .

Copyright 2008 Michael Brian Gann and Joseph Grant Heston

Altaira

Written By: Michael Brian Gann

One year since I began this perilous mission
Star charts or did I follow my heart,
Fate has brought me here
Light years from home I found,
A love that is missing
On an empty world, hardly explored is where we are now.

I will protect you, I know you're scared
You've never been so far from home
Stay close to me and finish this journey, I've never felt this way before
You will not be hurt, I'll see to that
There's nothing left of these forsaken remnants
Altaira, we must go

I'm not the man I used to be,
Emotions are changing me
Death is lurking here so be perfectly clear, I really want you to know

I will protect you I know your scared, You've never been so far from home
Stay close to me and finish this journey, I've never felt this way before
You will not be hurt, I'll see to that
There's nothing left of these forgotten remnants
Altaira, we must go

But your father won't let you,
You've got nothing to lose,
By coming with me

Altaira...Only God knows what happens now
Altaira...The moon and the stars are ours
Altaira...I will follow you anywhere
Altaira...Forever and ever

Discography

The single for 25000 Days will be available for digital download soon. Stay tuned for more releases as the album is in the works.

Set List

This is not a live band at this time. Right now it is a recording project with the prospect of becoming a live band when the album is finished.