The Deadly Blank

The Deadly Blank

 Miami, Florida, USA
BandAlternativeRock

The Deadly Blank is an original alternative rock band from Miami, FL. The band consists of Eric Sanchez (guitar), Alex Ibanez (drums) and Craig Rittenhouse (bass, vocals). Their sound is vintage rock with a modern roll, and has been described as 'the soundtrack to a downhill shopping cart race'. Their latest album, the Deadly Blank 2, released in February 2016 and is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon Music, the Google Play Store and more.

Biography

The DEADLY BLANK is an original alternative rock band from Miami, FL. Their sound is rock & roll played hard, played fast, and played free. A powerful trio featuring Eric Sanchez on guitar, Alex Ibanez on drums, and Craig Rittenhouse on bass & vocals, the DEADLY BLANK is a tasty blend of the new and the timeless, combining non-stop beats with the fuzzy guitar tones of the 60s British Invasion. Since their electric debut in February 2011 to a packed house at Miami's legendary Tobacco Road, the band has elevated over a hundred shows, and their performances have been celebrated as "pure, awesome bliss", "the real deal" and "a downhill shopping cart race". Their latest album, the Deadly Blank 2, released in February 2016 and is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon Music, the Google Play Store and more.


Full bio: 

http://thedeadlyblank.com/the_deadly_blank_story/


Twitter: @theDeadlyBlank

Press: thedeadlyblank@comcast.net

Booking: thedeadlyblank@comcast.net


Lyrics

Lucky

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

Have you had your energy on for long?
Together we have the synergy of a mob
You find my head when I didn't lose it
I'm done with using any excuses, except accepted exceptions

I'll give to you a place to sleep, a room to have, a bed to keep
All I want in return is what you need me to do
I'll paint your house, mend your feet, fill you up, and make complete
All I want in return is what you need me to do

I'm very close to therapy, after all
High enough to bury me under law
Winning in a failed institution
Don't ever say let them say we're included
We expect the best when we get on

I'll give to you a place to sleep, a room to have, a bed to keep
All I want in return is what you need me to do
I'll paint your house, mend your feet, fill you up, and make complete
All I want in return is what you need me to do

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2012 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Pick It Up

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

I tried to live a dream but I wasn't waking up (I wasn't waking up)
Tolerated real but didn't sleep enough (I didn't sleep enough)

Don't it feel better this way
Even in a pact to get paid
Without feeling blue and overdue
Kick up your feet and pick it up

Pick It Up
We've got to pick it up

Time is always on our heels until it catches up
We've got to pick it up
These wounds will never heal until we bring them love
We've got to pick it up
We've got to pick it up, or go

Don't it feel better this way
Even in a pact to get paid
Without feeling blue and overdue
Kick up your feet and pick it up

Pick It Up

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2012 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Hands In My Pockets

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

You've got to got to got to give me your best now
Because I got to got to get it and can't get your best out
I'm running on stilts in circles, casted out by your mettle

I got to get a way to take your ah dress down (Have some, baby)
Because I'm curious to feel how you breathe when you pass out
From either feeling weird or lacking, tired
Will I surrender?
It's hard to tell

I'm keeping the keeping up
Piecing the peace and love
Easily easing up
Even while you still need serving
Passing up nobody near enough
To no one who even knows that we need to be in love
Without my hands in my pockets

Dropping a drama bomb to pick up the action (passion?crazy?)
An opportunity presented to seize the attraction
The needier I am need you, fear you, haunt you
All I remember is that you're hot as hell

I'm keeping the keeping up
Piecing the peace and love
Easily easing up
Even while you still need serving
Passing up nobody near enough
To no one who even knows that we need to be in love
Without my hands in my pockets

Without my hands in my pockets

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2012 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Running

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

Told all the right tales like you had said them before
Took all the right steps and never fell to the floor
Played all the wrong takes but they were right on time
You make your mistakes when you tire of trying

Save yourself and never run alone again
Save yourself when ruin is your only friend
Save yourself and never run alone again
Save yourself from ruin you're running

I see you staying in style with a wink and a smile
Keeping it all to yourself after sharing a while
Then you put it all back and try to look for a sign
The law is coming for you, it's just a matter of time

There are no cures on your radio
No doctors in your stereo
Too many people with problems
and some are good at playing guitar

Save yourself and never run alone again
Save yourself when ruin is your only friend
Save yourself and never run alone again
Save yourself from ruin you're running

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2012 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Weight of the World

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

If you tell me anything about sorrow
Write it down, I'll read about it tomorrow
Are we living for the end of the world?
Give it up, it's not for you to control

You say you miss the weight of the world
And it's all that you want now
It's not enough to save your soul
When you sell it tomorrow

Counting seconds because the minutes are vital
Savor everything in life, it's all borrowed
Every moment you can feel yourself dying
I don't want to know a thing about sorrow

Voices in your head are so misleading
In the end, the worst is never seen

You say you miss the weight of the world
And it's all that you want now
It's not enough to save your soul
When you sell it tomorrow

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2012 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Inner Beauty

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

I'm off to take a little holiday, would you kindly feed my pussy?
Don't know how long I'm going to be away
Going off to see my inner beauty

You be my Margarita meter maid, I'll be your kaiser Soze
Clear out your windows with a coat of paint
All to seek what's really, truly, introducing all to find
My inner beauty

My little Betty, don't you want to stay?
Aw, it don't matter what you want to say
Feeling you dripping from the balcony
Girl, you come to seek my inner beauty

My little kitty, don't you want to play?
No, it don't matter what you want to say
I hear you thinking positivity
Come to seek what's really, truly, introducing all to find
My inner beauty

Have no fear, I'm all right
Although I'm not your type
I'll try with all my might
Until I don't treat me right

No, it don't matter what you say
No, it don't matter what you say
Feeling you dripping from the balcony
Girl, you come to seek my inner beauty

My little kitty, don't you want to play?
No, it don't matter what you want to say
I hear you thinking positivity
Girl, you come to seek what's really, truly, introducing all to find
My inner beauty

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2012 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Take Me

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

I’ve never seen the look before
Never seen you gaze so far
I’ve never seen the look before
Now I’ve seen it break me apart
The moment when you close your eyes
May it be seconds away
I’d never seen the look before
I’m never gonna see it away

I’d never seen the look before
I’d never seen the look before
I’d never seen the look before
I’d never seen the look before
Girl, you’ve got to
Take me as I am, lover
Take me as I am, on fire
Take me as I am, now
It’s up to you if it’s time for another

I’d never seen the look before
Never seen you stand so tall
I’d never seen the look before
Like you’ve never seen me at all
Erase, replace me, show your pride
It’ll be better, baby, have some faith
I’d never seen the look before
Never want to see it again

I’d never seen the look before
I’d never seen the look before
I’d never seen the look before
I’d never seen the look before
Girl, you’ve got to
Take me as I am, lover
Take me as I am, on fire
Take me as I am, now
It’s up to you if it’s time for another

Take me as I am, lover
Take me as I am, on fire
Take me as I am, now
It’s up to you if it’s time for another
Take me as I am, lover
Take me as I am, on fire
Take me as I am, now
It’s up to you if it’s time for another
Take me as I am, lover
Take me as I am, on fire
Take me as I am, now
It’s up to you if it’s time for another

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2016 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Cameras

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

A camera in your face can make your heart race
Or remove all doubt that you were born a fool
A camera, as you bake, can watch your cupcakes
Or document why they don’t taste so good

Always an eye on you
(Everybody’s watching)
Always an eye on you
You’ve never been alone before
Always an eye on you
(Everybody’s watching)
Always an eye on you
You’ve never been alone before

A camera on a snake can check your prostate
Satellites in space record the moon
A camera placed in faith can cause a heartache
A dashboard cam can make bad cops be good

Always an eye on you
(Everybody’s watching)
Always an eye on you
You’ve never been alone before
Always an eye on you
(Everybody’s watching)
Always an eye on you
You’ve never been alone before
Never been alone (4x)

Always an eye on you
(Everybody’s watching)
Always an eye on you
You’ve never been alone before
Always an eye on you
(Everybody’s watching)
Always an eye on you
You’ve never been alone before
Never been alone (4x)

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2016 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Forest to Rest Stop

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

I know better than to change your mind
And I know better than to say, You’re out of your mind
I can’t remember ever seeing you in line
I’ll do anything to save your life while I’ve got mine
And you’re not a headline

Conquering a valley of disharmony
From forest to rest stop
You’re going to get shot
Conquering a valley of disharmony
From forest to rest stop
You’re going to get shot or you’re going to get shot

You never even seemed the type
All day working hard to feed the grind, at night unwind
I can’t remember ever seeing you in life
I would do anything to save your life while I’ve got mine
And you’re not a headline

Conquering a valley of disharmony
From forest to rest stop
You’re going to get shot
Conquering a valley of disharmony
From forest to rest stop
You’re going to get shot
Conquering a valley of disharmony
From forest to rest stop
You’re going to get shot or you’re going to get shot

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)

Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)

Copyright 2016 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Fold With 'Em

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

Say you don’t need me because I’m all into your friends
On your own to fold with ‘em, is not the end
Gave you the time of your life and you blame me
Even pretended to hate me
When guarantees are ungiven, and everything given free

I swooped in once dead and gone from movin’ and groovin’
Chose your friends as second bests to be a default star

Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end

Survey says, well that depends
Absolutes don’t mean a thing when you’re unemployed
You try to say we’ve got limits
But mine I’ve never seen
You’re complicating our lives with your crazy
Been acting carelessly
You want to lose before you do it
I want to bruise it and abuse it

I swooped in once dead and gone from movin’ and groovin’
Chose your friends as second bests to be a default star

Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end

It ain’t true, all you say you do
Where’s the proof for your altitude?
What if you knew that you had to change your attitude?
Because it ain’t no good

Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end
Not too late to fold with ‘em end over end over end

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)
Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)
Copyright 2016 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Get A Hold

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

You didn’t wake up when I tossed you into the ocean
And the hair on your bed has gotten smelly from the overuse, ew
Oh, you say you’ve got ‘em, but I don’t see your distractions
No, you don’t get a piece of the action, because you’d rather lie around in traction

Don’t even try to get a hold of me
We had ours until you suddenly
Decided it was obsolete
Don’t even try to get a hold of me

Caught in the middle of a cursed, chaotic commotion
But is there ever better weather for you slipping me the absolute?
Go, call it the bottom, you cauldron of overreaction
You were the villain here before by your actions
Fulfilling my dissatisfaction

Don’t even try to get a hold of me
We had ours until you suddenly
Decided it was obsolete
Don’t even try to get a hold of me
Don’t even try to get a hold of me
We had ours until you suddenly
Decided it was obsolete
Don’t even try to get a hold of me
How’d I know I had mistaken
Your being with me as happening?
But with no time wasted
Epiphany, a time I doodee’d

Don’t even try to get a hold of me
We had ours until you suddenly
Decided it was obsolete
Don’t even try to get a hold of me
Don’t even try to get a hold of me
We had ours until you suddenly
Decided it was obsolete
Don’t even try to get a hold of me

Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)
Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)
Copyright 2016 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Collected

Written By: Craig Rittenhouse and Eric Sanchez

Free-falling, holding on and empty-handed
Baby, I’m bleeding bad and I can’t walk fast
Anticipated all but no compassion
Tomorrow will be so bad when we can’t go back

If you care, I can’t tell
So collected, you couldn’t make it any worse by crying
We’ll see how you feel on the other side
If you care, I can’t tell
So collected, you couldn’t make it any worse by crying
We’ll see how you feel on the other side
On the other side

Free-falling, holding on and empty-handed
Baby, I’m bleeding bad and I can’t walk fast
Retired from your lies and slow reactions
And now that you seem so sad
Well, we can’t go back

If you care, I can’t tell
So collected, you couldn’t make it any worse by crying
We’ll see how you feel on the other side
If you care, I can’t tell
So collected, you couldn’t make it any worse by crying
We’ll see how you feel on the other side
If you care, I can’t tell
So collected, you couldn’t make it any worse by crying
We’ll see how you feel on the other side
If you care, I can’t tell
So collected, you couldn’t make it any worse by crying
We’ll see how you feel on the other side
On the other side
On the other side


Lyrics written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI)
Song written by Craig Rittenhouse (BMI) & Eric Sanchez (BMI)
Copyright 2016 Craig Rittenhouse & Eric Sanchez. All rights reserved.

Discography

The Deadly Blank- The Deadly Blank EP (10/2012), Independent
The Deadly Blank- The Deadly Blank 2 EP (02/2016), Independent


Set List

Original songs:
Lucky
Pick It Up
Hands In My Pockets
Running
Weight of the World
Inner Beauty
Take Me
Collected
Cameras
Forrest to Rest Stop
Get A Hold
Fold With 'Em
So Hard to Leave

Cover Songs:
Whip It- Devo
All Day and All of the Night- The Kinks
You Really Got Me- The Kinks
Come Together- The Beatles
Rain- The Beatles
Taxman- The Beatles
Message In A Bottle- The Police
Cars- Gary Numan
Talking In Your Sleep- The Romantics
Breed- Nirvana
Drain You- Nirvana
I Can Only Give You Everything- Them
Stepping Stone- The Monkees
Nine Is God- Wavves
Running Down a Dream- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Cherub Rock- Smashing Pumpkins
Hashpipe- Weezer
Fire- the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Molly's Chamber- Kings of Leon
Midnight to Six- the Pretty Things
& many more (special requests available with notice)