The Given Motion

The Given Motion

 Mastic Beach, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

The Next Big Thing. Straight out of Long Island, NY. Cut to the chase with great songs- Powerful, Melodic and Catchy. Everything you'd want in an exuberant, original Rock Band is here and more. No fluff necessary. We take pride in not fitting the bill, that is until we're on the top of it.

Biography

The Given Motion is a 4-piece Alternative Rock Band from Long Island, NY. Featuring C.J Schiatta on Vocals, Frank Mitaritonna on Guitar, J Horbal on Bass and Ryan Colichio on Drums, The band delivers a Diverse, Musical sound with Power and Versatility, leaving a profound impression on their growing audience.
The Given Motion released their first EP on iTunes in December, 2009. including hits like "Don't Blink" and "It's So Clear" it's achieving massive downloads and great reviews, leading to a music video for “It’s So Clear” as well as an exclusive iPhone App for several EP Tunes all to be released shortly in 2010.
The Band recently completed the grueling 2–month WRCN “Island Rock Idol” competition, presenting them with massive exposure throughout long island. 10 Bands were hand-picked from hundreds and they delivered, pulling in over 10,000 votes through 3 rounds, finishing 2nd. The band played a headlining set at the Boulton Center in Bayshore, where their energetic performance jump started the swayed crowd as well as the panel of Celebrity and Industry Judges.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHWYxXXMgVU"
The Given Motion completes the package with a penchant for live performance. Seeking to bring music back to the era of human interaction, no effort or enthusiasm is spared. The band takes every opportunity to impact and connect with people.
The Given Motion has won the support of local bands, Radio DJs, Industry reps and most importantly their community at large. Now the band is taking that momentum and moving forward with new music.

Lyrics

It's So Clear

Written By: C.J. Schiatta

It's So Clear

Every once in a while I will think of you
And wonder if you really miss me, baby
Even though you'll never love me
I played my cards all wrong
And played my mistakes so well
You dont have to tell me I'll understand
Cause what I do is the best I can
I tried to reach, to reach for you
It turns out you pushed me, you pushed me through

Ever wonder what it's like
To lose what you felt inside yourself
Cause she's drinking away her tears from the past few years
Change, or stay the same
Well I can't be there, I'm still here
It's not fair, but it's so clear

You told me that you always find happiness from a little child
Need I say more? This is what you live for
By listening to what you say
Will burn everything you meant to me
As they try and hate me
Or would you see the side of things that you've never seen before
That you never felt before you forget me

(Repeat Chorus)

Lost between the walls that fall apart like you
They rebuild with crueler things to do, they do

(Repeat Chorus)
Tell me there's another way
Tell me there's another way to find the words
That I have always wanted to say
It's so clear
It's so clear to me that you will be the one whose leaving

Don't Blink

Written By: C.J. Schiatta

Don't Blink

Cruisin' down the coast one thousand miles away
From where I live in such sweetness
Justify reasons why, why I'm here
Well why am I here?

There was a time where I felt fine
It was always nice, it felt oh so right
But loneliness is such a sickness
Get off your feet and move to the beat
Let's decide to go left and right
Clap your hands and understand
That you're alright, that you're alright

I'm starting to compare two lovers over there
To those who don't know why love isn't there
The truth in every lie speaks high and inside
When you cross the line without what you had in mind

(Repeat Chorus)

But there was a time where I thought I found someone to love
So many times stuck in rewind when it was done, done, done
There was a time where I felt alright and there was a time where I felt alive
But now it's over, time to recover, time to discover just who I am

(Repeat Chorus)

Take a Look at the World

Written By: C.J. Schiatta

Take a look at the world
Look how messed up your head is
Compare it to another one it's not that bad, it's not that bad
And I think you know it, and I think you know that you're better than that (that's a fact)
if you look at the beautiful color red, it's on the back of his head

So take a look at the world
Take a look at what the hell you're missing here
Where did you go, cause there's nowhere to run to
And a story begins with a simple tale and is told
Say what did you see?
You said I don't know but it's not like me I know

And I wanted to tell you that my body was twisted and I was head over heels for you
But it's not that true considering you didn't feel the same way
If you're in my head and I'm not in your head
I wish I was someone else instead

(Repeat Chorus)

If I could hold you I would a told you I loved you
And I wouldn't be here, and I wouldn't feel this
And I held on for a few years, please don't make this disappear
Disappear, don't disappear

Well I held on for a few years please don't make this disappear, disappear, disappear
Don't disappear

You got what you wanted and you left me here
You left me here, you left me here

(Repeat Chorus)

Discography

The Given Motion- EP
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ep/id336771164

Set List

One stadium-style-fest crammed into wherever we can play.
We open hard, something like "Lurch" or "Machine" and close with favorites like "It's So Clear" or "Take a Look at the World" playing as many songs as we can to get you your money's worth.