Testing Ground

Testing Ground

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Energy. Pure, simple and to the point. This is the only word that can completely describe what Testing Ground is. With a no nonsense approach to their song writing and stage demeanor these four guys face any endeavor with ferocity and professionalism.

Biography

Testing Ground mixes punk, hardcore, metal, rock and roll, reggae and even nuances of hip-hop into their fresh take on today's ever changing face of rock music. Their live show is sweat and song! They pour energy out onto the stage in volumes leaving the crowd wanting more and gasping for breath at the same time! They are a dedicated foursome with the mindset that professionalism does not have to be sacrificed for fun.

After several demo's and countless live shows Testing Ground will see the release of it's first independently released full-length with engineer/producer Pat Casey (Pain In Life, Enable Kain, The Movement) this year! It's 2005 and the boys of TG show no signs of slowing down! With tour plans for Summer and Fall; 2005 should prove to be a pivotal and interesting year for the tenacious foursome that is Testing Ground.

Lyrics

Time

Written By: Ryan Wilson

I think I've given up on a life I once held dear, broken bottles and battle scars are all that I care to bring with me. I've wasted most my life thinking of when I'm going to die but now I realize that when it's my time I won't know why. I won't see it coming, I won't have time to prepare, I hope and pray that I won't have anytime to care. So all the pain and despair burns out like my life cause when it's my time I won't know why.

And then my time will come and pass me by

When people ask me what is my life I tell them that it is suicide. Cause I can't stop what's killing me I am more than sick I am diseased. My mind won't let me live it keeps telling my heart who gives a shit, that's why I'm still alive because when it's my time I won't know why.

I won't know, I won't know why!

For You

Written By: Ryan Wilson

Broken and bruised tattered and used living confused what is the use I FEEL
I am the same person who's name only holds shame losing the game I KNOW
There is no hope I cannot cope losing control but I won't fold I CAN'T
Let all my faults claw at my walls conquer my halls leaving me flawed AGAIN

And as I burn for you the world around me will still turn anew

Looking at me living empty feeling guilty now I can see I WAS
A means to an end you would pretend to be a friend just to offend MY HEART
Now I am done poised to move on standing alone I'm in control AGAIN This is the time I say goodbye testing my fate AND WALKING AWAY

And as I burn for you the world around me will still turn anew

So we burn from the outside in then we yearn for the chance again to feel like we felt when we burn!

New Head

Written By: Ryan Wilson

Waking up, to a new day changing the way I feel leaving what's fake behind.
Facing this life, my own way hoping to find what's real for once this time.

Cause I'm in control. Cause I'm in control. Cause I'm in control of everything that happens to me there's no one else to blame.

Shaking up the old ways stepping out of my skin breaking out of what I've locked myself in this cage of self doubt that my mouth can't get me out of. So I'll stand and face the day put the past behind me, accept the things that I cannot change; let go of all this needless pain.

And with this day we'll wash away all the pain.

And with this, and with this, and with this DAY!

And with this day we'll wash away all of the pain that we know.
And with this day we'll wash away all of the pain that we show.

Punk Drunk

Written By: Ryan Wilson

Where you going with that attitude and the bag of broken dreams. Life's only as hard as you make it and you like it rough it seems. So take your hang ups and hang 'em up 'cause there aint no thing as just bad luck; lift you glass high in the air and toast to those who just don't care.

Just don't care!

You say the days are wearing thin and now you just don't know. Don't make excuses for giving in, just let your bullshit go. So take your hang ups and hang 'em up 'cause there aint no thing as just bad luck; lift your glass high in the air and toast to those who just don't care!

Just don't care!

Turn and Heed

Written By: R. Wilson, R. Howard, H. Wilson, J. Taylor

Same old city streets as before, but freedom don't live here no more. It's in the grasp of those who wish to keep it from us.

When you hear me scream you will turn and heed (we will not live afraid, we will not be intimidated)

Same old city streets as the rest, but liberty there is none left it's all been locked away supposedly for when we're safe.

Discography

"Time" off of our 2004 Demo has received air play on both commercial and internet radio. WARQ 93.5 Columbia, WTPT 93.5 Spartanburg and WKZQ 101.7 Myrtle Beach.
"Embrace" off of our 2003 Demo has received air play on commerical radio WARQ 93.5 Columbia and WTPT 93.5 Spartanburg

Set List

Turn and Heed
By Blood
For You
Rhetoric
Lunar
New Head
Punk Drunk
Resonate
Time

All Originals if we throw in a cover it's usually either heavy rock or hardcore.