THE CIRCLE VIEW

THE CIRCLE VIEW

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Ever since THE CIRCLE VIEW hit the scene they've been driven to pave new roads, expanding the limits of what Rock music can encompass. The Circle View is easily one of the strongest rock bands that Chicago's music scene has ever produced.

Biography

The Circle View is a captivating international rock band charting new territory in the modern rock genre. The quartet hails from Chicago Illinois and hypnotizes fans with their amazing ability to combine melodic, eye-popping hooks, with a straight-ahead rock vibe. This combination allows the band to cast a wide net, capturing the imagination of fans and competitors alike.

Now, following the buzz about their latest album, The Love Rebellion, The Circle View just returned to the U.S. following a successful tour of South Africa including a unforgettable performance at Oppikoppi Music Festival. U.S. dates are scheduled to follow as they embark on strategic regional touring. These innovative shows will showcase their new music and special guest musicians.

The Circle View is Lance Ayers on lead vocals guitar & keys, Tom Howell on lead guitar, Chris McKenna on bass, and Joey Williams on drums. Each band member offers their own unique style, creating a refreshing and distinctive sound that is uniquely T.C.V.

Joell Hayes of Phonology Studio in Chicago states, "From the very first time I heard his music I knew Lance was special. Now he has the right group of guys with him. Its only a matter of time for The Circle View."

Rick Barnes of Rax Trax studio in Chicago describes the albums first single, "Limited Time as One of the most clever, snarly, catchy and utterly pissed off songs Ive heard in a long time. Youll be captivated by this band right away as soon as you hear it."

THE CIRCLE VIEW is THEE reformative band of the 21st Century. A revolution is coming.

BAND CONTACT:
Lance Ayers
(773) 844 - 4774
lanceayers74@gmail.com
www.thecircleview.com
www.facebook.com/thecircleview
www.twitter.com/thecircleview
www.youtube.com/thecircleview
https://instagram.com/thecircleview/

Lyrics

ANGEL

Written By: Lance Ayers

ANGEL
(From the album "THE DITHER AGE")
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2009

WHAT EVER YOU WANT I’LL BE THERE WHEN YOU CALL
FOR WHATEVER, WHAT EVER, WHAT EVER YEAH….

THE MOON THIS DAY IS A SHACKLED RED
HEAVENLY TRUMPS SOUND YOUR ARRIVAL
THE EARTH BELLOWS A TEAR OF EMPTY
FOR THE LOSS OF A PIECE OF GOD

WHAT EVER YOU WANT I’LL BE THERE WHEN YOU CALL
FOR WHAT EVER, WHAT EVER, WHAT EVER YEAH….

TO BE NOT FIT TO BE NOT EQUIPTED
TO FEAR TO BE IN LIMBO
TO WITNESS BIRTH OF AN ANGEL
TO BE LEFT IN AWE COVERED IN GOLD

WHAT EVER YOU WANT I’LL BE THERE WHEN YOU CALL
FOR WHAT EVER, WHAT EVER, WHAT EVER YEAH….

SLOGAN MAN

Written By: Lance Ayers

SLOGAN MAN
(From the album "THE DITHER AGE")
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2009

I WILL DIE FOR YOU
YOU JUST STAY AT HOME
DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING
I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU
BE IT RIGHT OR WRONG
THIS IS WHAT I’VE SWORN TO DO

YOU CAN RELY ON ME
YOU CAN RELY ON ME

FALLING FROM THE TREE
EVER STOP AND THINK
BEFORE YOU EVEN HIT THE GROUND
IS THE TRUTH WHAT YOU BELIEVE?
OR IS IT WHAT YOU SEE?
AM I GOING UP OR DOWN?

YOU CAN RELY ON ME
YOU CAN RELY ON ME

YOU CAN RELY ON ME
YOU CAN RELY ON ME
YOU CAN RELY ON ME

UNDERGROUND

Written By: Lance Ayers

UNDERGROUND
(From the EP "UNDERGROUND")
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2006

I HAIL FROM THE UNDERGROUND
SAW IT ALL IN THE UNDERGROUND
LIQUOR STORES SHARE
THE SAME ROADS WITH THE LORD
I HAIL FROM THE UNDERGROUND
ALL STARTED IN THE UNDERGROUND
BLACK CROW SITTING ON THE DECK BELOW

I’ve been in the shit since the day it all began
Nurtured every whim man was inspired to have
He’s just a lonely animal in need of me
I’m exactly what every person wants to be
I say exactly what everyone wants to hear
Just as long as you hear everything loud and clear
And every morning you wake up you hear a sound
That’s just the Devil calling you from underground

I HAIL FROM THE UNDERGROUND
SAW IT ALL IN THE UNDERGROUND
LIQUOR STORES SHARE
THE SAME ROADS WITH THE LORD
I HAIL FROM THE UNDERGROUND
ALL STARTED IN THE UNDERGROUND
BLACK CROW SITTING ON THE DECK BELOW

Remember all the times that mysteriously
Vanished beneath the lies and the obscenities
Into the belly of the whale they tend to go
That’s just the way of the world and it’s all I know
I drag you screaming and kicking into the night
You can’t see where you’re going so it’s hard to fight
And while you sleep I haunt you with an awful sound
I’m just the Devil calling you from underground

I HAIL FROM THE UNDERGROUND
SAW IT ALL IN THE UNDERGROUND
LIQUOR STORES SHARE
THE SAME ROADS WITH THE LORD
I HAIL FROM THE UNDERGROUND
ALL STARTED IN THE UNDERGROUND
BLACK CROW SITTING ON THE DECK BELOW

Black crow sitting on the deck below
Black crow sitting on the deck below
Black crow sitting on the deck below
Black crow sitting on the deck below

I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH
I’M WATCHING YOU ALL THE TIME
I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH
I’M WATCHING YOU ALL THE TIME
I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH
I’M WATCHING YOU ALL THE TIME
I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH, I WATCH
I’M WATCHING YOU ALL THE TIME

ASTRAY

Written By: Lance Ayers

ASTRAY
(From the album "THE GREATER GOOD")
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2006

My people slept through years of a constant boiling hate
And as she wept I witnessed awful compromise
I find no comfort in what this may signify
They sense no healing when they’re sleeping

I hang my head
I hang my head in shame
I hang my head for mine

And though we’re stripped of all our
Freedoms one by one
By distant fences near the river oblivion
We cannot mourn what we have failed to appreciate
My people hibernate…hibernate.

I hang my head
I hang my head in shame
I hang my head for mine

Our eyes just rattle around in our brains; it’s unnatural
And though our subconscious may scream like sheep
We just babble, babble
We trust you uncle and believe
You’ll protect us from evil.

EPILOGUE

Written By: Lance Ayers

EPILOGUE
(From the album "THE GREATER GOOD")
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2006

I embark upon a journey
You weren’t meant to share this chore
Before I take my leave of you I want you both to know

MY SONS THE FEAR AND THE PAIN HAS GONE
MY SONS THE FEAR AND THE PAIN HAS GONE

I have taken care of
And loved you both in life thus far
And though I’m not to be the one
To see you through your course with earthly eyes
I gladly give you all the wisdom and knowledge
I’ve acquired in hopes that you do better than me.

MY SONS THE FEAR AND THE PAIN HAS GONE
MY SONS THE FEAR AND THE PAIN HAS GONE

Never regret where you came from
Never forget to stick together
Always remember you listen to think
And think to listen
He’ll guide you
(And though I’m not to see you
Through this course with earthly eyes)
Though I’m not
To see you through
This course with
Earthly eyes
I’ll always be there
Watching from heaven
So never grow bitter
Up INSIDE!!!!!!!!

MY SONS THE FEAR AND THE PAIN HAS GONE
MY SONS THE FEAR AND THE PAIN HAS GONE

LIMITED TIME

Written By: Lance Ayers

LIMITED TIME
(From the album "THE LOVE REBELLION")
Available Sept. 20th 2013
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2013

Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
YEAH!

PSYCHEDELIC
ALL OVER AMERICA
EVERYBODY’S HIGH ON THE
PICK YOUR POISON
HOLD YOUR THOUGHTS SON
EYES WIDE OPEN
TEACHIN’ YOUR BABIES
HOW TO BE THE NEXT KARDASHIAN
SHAKE IT BABY
DRIVE BOYS CRAZY
PUMP IT WHILE YOU’RE SINGIN’
AND YOU PRACTICE IN THE MIRROR
CAUSE THE “PAPA DON’T PREACH”
TO “ALL MY SINGLE LADIES!
ALL MY SINGLE LADIES
WANT A RING ON IT!”

What’s at stake
Means more then that
Means more then you….

Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
YEAH!

RED FLAGS
KNOTS IN YOUR STOMACH
CAN’T SEE THE FUTURE BUT
BUT YOU CAN FEEL IT WHEN YOU
TURN THAT CORNER
SAW THOSE FACES
GOT THE CREEPY CRAWLERS
AND YOU’RE THINKING OF A WAY TO GET
HIGHER! HIGHER! HIGHER!
YOU GOT ME THINKING OF A WAY TO GET
HIGHER! HIGHER! HIGHER!
LORD GET ME OUT OF HERE!

What’s at stake
Means more then that
Means more then you….

Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
YEAH!

Free your mind
I have saved one thought for you
What if LIES…
Were turned, twisted, warped, forced to be
TURE!!!!!

What’s at stake
Means more then that
Means more then you….

Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
Now there’s a limited time where you can
Walk away and never look back
YEAH!

YOUR UNIVERSE

Written By: Lance Ayers

YOUR UNIVERSE
(From the album "THE LOVE REBELLION")
Available Sept. 20th 2013
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2013

In your universe
There is no coloring
Come here and disappear
Clear view community
And there is no room for you
To hope to see this through
And when you go
They won’t shed a single tear for you…

To be solo; alone la la hey!
To be solo; alone la la hey!
To be solo; alone la la hey!
Yeah
To be solo; alone la la hey!

In your universe
If you cry disclosure you’ll die
And you know why…
A fantasy of power to be absolved
If we are wise
And when numbers are power
We gather in protest
Who will stand with me?

To be solo; alone la la hey!
To be solo; alone la la hey!
To be solo; alone la la hey!
Yeah
To be solo; alone la la hey!

The god of monotone
Perhaps he alone
Up there upon a throne of similar voices
And a crown that give no peace…
And no diversity.

To be solo; alone la la hey!
To be solo; alone la la hey!

To be solo; alone la la hey!
To be solo; alone la la hey!
To be solo; alone la la hey!
Yeah
To be solo; alone la la hey!

SECRET LOVER ON THE MOON

Written By: Lance Ayers

SECRET LOVER ON THE MOON
(From the album "THE LOVE REBELLION")
Available Sept. 20th 2013
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2013

She lay there meditating
Levitating for the sun.
To her dismay she gave in
She hates him.
She hates him.
Dark shadows cloud discussion.
Surrender to lies
While longing to be free.

And so she goes to that place
In her mind to her
Secret lover on the moon
And they lay down.

This hunter’s heart has emptied
For the dreamer,
Asleep to dream.
His eyes bear no resemblance
To the lover she once believed.
She lay there more than decided
But conquered by fear
And longing to be free.

And so she goes to that place
In her mind to her
Secret lover on the moon
And they lay down.

They lay down
They lay down
And they lay down.

THEY LAY DOWN!
Fear is motivation.
And love is motivation
To stare your demon down
And walk away
Away
Away!

She lay there meditating
Levitating for the sun…

And so she goes to that place
In her mind to her
Secret lover on the moon
And they lay down.
And so she goes to that place
In her mind to her
Secret lover on the moon
And they lay down.

And they lay down.

WAY TOO LONG

Written By: Lance Ayers

WAY TOO LONG
(From the album "THE LOVE REBELLION")
Available Sept. 20th 2013
Composed & arranged by Lance Ayers.
Lyrics by Lance Ayers.
Copyright 2013

You could put all the love that I’ve got on hold…
And walk away.
You could save all the work that it took us for…
Another day.
Or you could take my body in a warm…
Embrace
You could choose my mind and soul.
And cherish every single moment you’ve got.
As if you knew you weren’t blessed
With a lot.
As if you knew there’s
No time to waste.

But if you think you’re gonna complain
About the dynamic of the situation
You’d better walk away
But if you wanna try and respect
My authority
And Sincerity
Of my company
Except you wanna read
Through a thousand lines
You can a look
But you need to know that…

YOU’RE TAKING WAY TOO LONG
YA GOT ME WAITING
WAY TOO LONG
YA GOT ME WAITING
WAY TOO LONG
YA GOT ME WAITING
WAY WAY!
Look…
So if you think you’re gonna nit pick
Every little thing
That I say or do now…
And I’mma let it go…
(I’ve got news for you… some things you just can’t undo)
But if you really wanna talk facts
I’ve been there for you
I’ve embraced the passion
I have for you
So command the thought
That it takes to make
A decision about
Whether you want me baby!

YOU’RE TAKING WAY TOO LONG
YA GOT ME WAITING
WAY TOO LONG
YA GOT ME WAITING
WAY TOO LONG
YA GOT ME WAITING
WAY WAY!

(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)
(I don’t know bout you but I need to know the truth.)

W/ Ad lib. The end. ?

Discography

THE LOVE REBELLION (NEW Now available everywhere!)
THE DITHER AGE (album 2009)
THE GREATER GOOD (album: 2006)
UNDERGROUND (EP: 2006)

Set List

THE CIRCLE VIEW performs all original material but we can arrange a set list that includes some cover tunes upon request. Our set lists change quite often but there are some tunes that we keep in the set. Our set ranges generally between 30 minutes to 2 hours long based on the gig requirements. Our current set list of songs include:

LIMITED TIME -New
SHE WALKED IN -New
YOUR UNIVERSE -New
SECRET LOVER ON THE MOON -New
WAY TOO LONG -New
STEREO -New
HOLD ON -New
AMERICAN BEHAVIOUR
UNDERGROUND
SLOGAN MAN
EPILOGUE
PIECE OF ME
DIZZY
CHARMA
ANGEL
ACCEPTING WHATEVER
WAKE UP

Other typical songs included are WONDERFUL, THROUGH THE NIGHT, NO REWIND and 2005. From the newer list: STANDS STILL OUR TIME, RIGHT HERE, GOD BLESS AMERICA, LINKED TOGETHER & KATE. All of our music is available on CDBaby, ITunes or wherever digital downloads are available.