The Carry-Ons

The Carry-Ons

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The Carry-Ons run furiously through topics of life experiences, calls for social change, and anger toward the all too familiar sounds of the pop music world. Their sound is refreshing, but also rooted in classic punk.

Biography

The Carry-Ons release their first full length CD with "Is Anyone Listening?". The Carry-Ons run furiously through topics of life experiences, calls for social change, and anger toward the all too familiar sounds of the pop music world. Their sound is refreshing, but also rooted in classic punk and syncopated ska rhythms. The band keeps their energy level high and the mood upbeat with anthemic songs like the “The War Is Over”. “Fuck the Cliché” is another hard rockin’ song with choppy rhythms during the verse, straight grinding during the epical chorus, and a pseudo Spanish guitar line to boot. “Common Cents” has an old school sound, jumping between reggae beats and hardcore axe-mangling. The Carry-Ons are good about taking the best parts of old and new punk and bringing them together to make a blend that is pure without losing that classic sound and without sounding dated.

Lyrics

The Proof

Written By: Abraham Mesaris

The Proof

-Verse-
They set in motion the events which seem so brazen
An indication of a narcissistic country
They alter lives as they poison other cultures
They choose aggression before mercy

We have the symptoms of a third world war
A threat to independence that we can’t ignore
A decay of foreign favor they can’t restore
How much more can we take

-Chorus-
This wars a false liberation
Pirates perceived to be patriots
Weapons of mass humiliation
We want the proof
We want the truth

-Verse-
An ambushed nation accepts freedom with some strings attached
To serve the needs of this imperialistic country
Your child's life serves as payment for their conquest
Garden of graves for democracy

We have the symptoms of a third world war
A threat to independence that we can’t ignore
A decay of foreign favor they can’t restore
How much more can we take

No Question

Written By: Abraham Mesaris

No Question

-Verse-
From this day on
We must refuse to hide amongst the crowd
This I affirm
We can stand on our own now

From this day on
We must make every battle count
With a voice that knows no distance
This is our chance to make a difference

-Chorus-
There is no question
We have a reason to go on
Unite this separation
We have a reason to go on
And we cant turn down
A chance to go the distance
We cant turn back
A chance to make a difference
A reason to go on
From this day on

-Verse-
Yeah the time has come
No longer will we yield or fall behind
We stand as one
As we stand outside the line

Well fight for progress
Yeah, the kids will hear the truth
With a sound that knows no program
With a voice that is human

-Break-
Hey...........

Middle Finger Paintings

Written By: Abraham Mesaris

-Verse-

With a hand strategically placed
Waves are captured in motion
An intimate contortion, a suggestion of grace
Eyes convey an attraction

Architecture that shows some prudence
No evidence of time
There is movement without movement
A principal of design

-Chorus-

Irritation it commands me
There is a scratch at the door
Near a curtain there is a candle melting onto the floor
As I’m painting

My house is built upon a fault line
There is a crack in the ground
An abandoned place that will never be found
Where I’m painting a picture

-Verse-

With a hand instinctively placed
Desire gained by inspiration
An example of creation, without shame or disgrace
Eyes that crave a connection

In the horizon an allusion to Eden
Without the compromise
A new version of complete perfection
Passion in disguise

-Chorus-

There is an old man on an old street
Prepared to take his own life
There is an inebriated cop who just battered his wife
As I’m painting

A ribbon’d wreath sets in the front yard
Weathered by lies and contempt
As stars and earth fall on the innocent
So, I’m painting a picture

-Break-

There is a government somewhere
Planning a war, a man quoting scripture
They say the apocalypse is near but, I don’t care
I’m painting a picture

Let it come
Let the world burn
Let us all die
Let the worse come
Let us all die

Discography

July 2006 - Let It Come EP
March 2008 - Is Anyone Listening?

Airplay on 105.3 The Buzz Atlanta, 96.1 Atlanta, 102.5 The Buzz Nashville, Break Thru Radio (nationwide), Rancid Radio (XM), Atomic Radio (D.C.) 91WRVU Vanderbilt College Radio, 88.3 WMTS Middle Tennessee State University, and various other college radio stations in the southeast.

Set List

Generally the set list is between 30-45 minutes with 10-12 songs.