The Addiction

The Addiction

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Soulful pop/rock mix with just the right amount of edge. If Maroon 5, John Mayer and Marc Broussard had sex with Prince, AC/DC and Jason Mraz, this band would be the offspring.

Biography

Voted the "Best Up & Coming Local Band" by the readers of the Nashville Scene. A genre-bending blend of rock, pop and soul, The Addiction's music is creating a buzz in the online community, and their electrifying live performances have built a loyal and growing following throughout the southeast. Combining the radio-friendly styles of current artists Maroon 5, John Mayer and Jason Mraz with the funky pop sensibility of early influences like Prince and Steely Dan, The Addiction brings smooth harmonies and airtight musicianship together with a direct, intimate lyricism to create catchy songs that sound current, but yet timeless.

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What others are saying...

"...The songs are straightforward, easy to listen to and well-crafted. Their music is body music; it gets you up and moving...It's the kind of thing that hits the airwaves and stays there for eons...There are bits and pieces of so many different artists, yet the band still comes out with a distinctive sound...From the somewhat edgy "Identity" to the fairly middle-of-the-road soul "29 Days", the songs of Temporal Bliss have one indisputable quality: They stay in your head."
- I-See-Sound.com

"This mutifaceted local band sounds as though it were derived from Prince, Steely Dan and the New Radicals. Their songs are slick, smooth and danceable with biting, socially aware lyrics and an appealing guitar sound..."
- Critics Picks, The Nashville Scene

"What happens when you get five musicians from all over the country, add four parts pop, two parts funk, a dash of rock, and soak them to the point of saturation in soul? You get The Addiction. The Addiction is fast becoming a group to be reckoned with."
- sensored.com

"...their release titled "Temporal Bliss" surprised and pleased me very much. I never would imagine there's more than Country or Christian Pop/Rock coming out of Nashville. This fine combo of musicians sure knows how to impress..."
- Melodic.net

Lyrics

The Whole World Is A Mirror

Written By: JJ Benson

The Whole World Is A Mirror
©2005
(JJ Benson)

She sees him coming so she crosses the street
Looks at her watch so she’ll seem more discreet
Heaven forbid that their eyes should meet…
She sees another so she does something worse
Picks up her pace as she clutches her purse
While in her mind reciting lines of Bible verse…

There’s saints & there’s sinners – there’s love and there’s hate
We get what we give – we choose our own fate

Look at little closer if you don’t like
everything that you see
Try to see beyond your predetermined animosity
‘cause the whole world is a mirror
and there’s a whole lot of you in me

He checks his bags and he approaches the gate
Just four hours ‘til he sees her again
Dreams of her smile as he steps aboard the plane
Suspicious eyes in aisles 1, 2 and 3
He hears the whispers as he looks for his seat
Everyone’s a jury in this land of the free…

There’s heroes & martyrs – there’s wrong & there’s right
There’s light & there’s darkness – there’s black & there’s white

Look a little closer if you don’t like
everything that you see
Open up your mind and see the truth lies somewhere in-between
‘cause the whole world is a mirror
and there’s a whole lot of you in me

Detox

Written By: JJ Benson & Steven Maldonado

Four in the morning
Tossing and turning
I'm staring through bloodshot eyes
Sweating, shaking
Puking you out I'm still
Trying to drown out the sound...
of all these memories surrounding me
breaking me down...

I need to stay as far away from you as I can
I need to stay as far away from you as I can

I need to detox
if I wanna find myself again
I need to detox

I burned all our pictures
but I can't erase all the memories
burned in my mind
The person you make me
is not who I should be
and I can't keep living this lie
with all these memories surrounding me
breaking me down...

I need to stay as far away from you as I can
I need to stay as far away from you as I can
I need to stay as far away from you as I can
I need to stay as far away from you as I can

I need to detox
if I wanna find myself again
I need to detox

End Is Beginning

Written By: JJ Benson & Steven Maldonado

The end is beginning
The start of our love's demise
The drain's been pulled, the water's spinning
I can see it in your eyes

It's like that smell before a storm
when you can tell it's gonna rain
And though you're not yet out the door
I already feel the pain

The fat lady hasn't started singing
But she's walking to the stage
The plot's no longer thickening
And I don't wanna turn the page...

Our end is beginning
And though you're still on my mind
It's the bottom of the ninth inning
and we're five runs behind

You haven't said a thing
But I can sense it in your touch
Something's missing when you kiss me
Like it doesn't mean as much

Our end is beginning
Though I don't wanna say goodbye
I see the writing on the wall
And I know the choice will not be mine

La la la la la la - La la la la la la
La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da

The credits haven't started rolling
But the screen is fading black
Though you haven't even left yet
I already want you back

It's like that smell before a storm
When you can tell it's gonna rain
And though you're not yet out the door
I already feel the pain

And though you're not yet out the door
I already feel the pain
And though you're not yet out the door
I already feel the pain

Discography

2002 CD - "...For All Intent & Purposes"
2005 CD - "Temporal Bliss"
2006 CD - "Edge of Content"

Set List

Enough original material to do 60-70 minutes if needed.