theOddessy

theOddessy

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"Hey! We are theOddessy. We're a screamo/alternative/rock band formed in 2004. We strive to do what we do best; entertain our fans. theOddessy does whatever possible to please an audience and get a crowd going. We love what we do and plan on doing it for years to come. " love, theOddessy

Biography

theOddessy is a screamo/alternative/rock band from Metuchen, NJ. Formed in the summer 2004 the band consisted of only three members, Mike Lemus, John Hensen, and Mike Tivey. Originally playing instrumental experimental kind of songs the band decided to expand their horizons by searching for a lead vocalist. After finding their new lead vocalist, Matt Donato, theOddessy thought adding a new twist to the band would create a new sound. Not long after finding Matt Donato they found Hannah Thomas, who would be playing Keys and Synth for theOddessy for the next year and a half. Once Hannah left the band it was time to, yeat again, add another member to the current lineup. They found guitarist Jesse Stier. For the next year theOddessy would change their music genre from expirmental alterantive rock to screamo. At that point the band had recorded 2 cd's. One instrumental and one with Hannah Thomas and Matt Donato. As time when on theOddessy lost their practice area to an electrical fire in late January of 2006. After finding a new practice space and after purchasing some new equipment, that was lost from the fire, the band thought it was time to pull together and write their first full length album. That summer theOddessy completed their first full length album entitled, "Oh, Goddess of Inspiration!". Right after the release of their full length, theOddessy decided to bring back the synth by adding member Alex Dionne to the band. During the spring of 2007 theOddessy decided it was time to let drummer Mike Lemus go. Many fans were angered by the decision while other fans thought it was for the best. Either way the band thought it was the right time to move on. The band then found drummer. TJ McNeill. Backup vocals and melody would now be sung by bassist, Mike Tivey. The band announced their current lineup in June 2007. theOddessy played their first show with the new lineup at Starland Ballroom. theOddessy is now currently writing new material and hopes to see everyone soon.

Lyrics

But I Prepared A Speech

Written By: theOddessy

I'll never know (I’ll never know)
what ever happened to your soul

And should you know? (and should you know?)
there are something’s you'll never know

so don’t hold onto this tight
you race to pass the time
staring at the ceiling
three hours
at a

time!

Making plans, shaking hands, leaving home
who sold you my life?
a word or two, a dial tone, a threatening soul
a hand to never hold!

so should I go? (so should I go?)
Something’s are best when kept untold

and tell me this (and tell me this)
why there is nothing when we kiss

so don’t hold onto this tight
you race to pass the time
staring at the ceiling
three hours
at a

time! time! time! yeah!

Making plans, shaking hands, leaving home
who sold you my life?
a word or two, a dial tone, a threatening soul
a hand to never hold!
Making plans, shaking hands, leaving home
who sold you my life?
a word or two, a dial tone, a threatening soul
a hand to never hold!

past becomes a shelter for you
finding this too late
you grab on tight, catch your breath
your eyes are covered in blood

past becomes
finding this too late
your eyes
your eyes

I’ll never know what ever happened to your soul

and tell me this (and tell me this)
why there is nothing when we kiss

so don’t hold onto this tight
you race to pass the time
staring at the ceiling
three hours
at a!....

About You

Written By: theOddessy

(Time)

everything inside, running out both sides
all lights are off, the air hits my back
this has carried on, for far too long (long)
I’ve seen way too much, way too much

(chorus) try to switch your side and see through eyes,
of someone who can clear your mind
but instead you leave and forget to see
someone who may clear your mind

write your thoughts, through and out my side
but write clearly, to get it out
thought words can only hold your front
wires hold you down

(chorus) try to switch your side and see through eyes,
of someone who can clear your mind
but instead you leave and forget to see
someone who may clear your mind

(bridge) sweep across open floors
and closed eyes
brace your heart, it’s a smooth transition
from sweet to sour

I've thought hard enough
(I've!) Thought! hard! Enough!

The veins are screaming and my
finger nails have left
indents in my palms
and I’ve thought hard enough

(chorus) try to switch your side and see through eyes,
of someone who can clear your mind
but instead you leave and forget to see
someone who may clear your mind

clear your!

Mistakes Corrected

Written By: theOddessy

The news was old, weather was cold
I grew tired; I began to think of unimportant things
Then my eyes began to close
Sweating fevers off in your bed
baby it will sink into your skin
maybe it will sink into your skin
Maybe I
Maybe I

my body is giving up on me

clear skies are what I need
and space to breathe

I've had so much time on my hands
I don’t know what to do

fought through this heat
tears from my eyes
dirt on my hands
and ice.

Don’t you feel ashamed?
Don’t you know I feel the same?

we all know you've had your fair share
in your inconvenient life

the light is growing
the light is growing

Each line is composed
of words and thoughts
of true not false
real life depictions

of what has happened
all our hard work
You’re so close
Don’t close your eyes

This Is Serenity, Lesson Learned

Written By: theOddessy

Wait for me; wait just long enough for me to see
Hold me tight, but just enough so I can barely breathe

Wait awhile hold it in, just for our heart to begin racing
(Racing)
We won’t sleep till he sun goes down
and I’ll whisper baby its just time we're wasting
(Wasting)

(I won’t lie
When you smile
All my thoughts
stop)

It was all for you, everything I say and everything I do
has a meaning
I’ve been wasting time for things, I’ve been wasting time
But now I know where I am

Wait awhile hold it in, just for our heart to begin racing
(Racing)
We won’t sleep till he sun goes down
and I’ll whisper baby its just time we're wasting
(Wasting)

(And when I look into your eyes
I feel a steady beat inside
I finally realize
This is what I need)

Ignore their thoughts
They’ll only bring you down
We’re stronger I swear
Cuz honestly

It’s just time we're wasting

Wait awhile hold it in, just for our heart to begin racing
(Racing)
We won’t sleep till he sun goes down
and I’ll whisper baby its just time we're wasting
(Wasting)

Fireworks Four Four

Written By: theOddessy

When I saw your face I thought I saw a ghost
When I saw your eyes I know what I needed the most
I never want to leave you again
Why did I walk out your door?
our hands then lock and we waste the hours
I have to go but I swear ill be back soon
Ill be back soon
a promise is a promise

We’re so good
I smile when I see you
you need your eyes open so
you can see me too
I need it you have no clue
well maybe you do
alarms go off as the sky explodes
running through these streets
and these closed off roads
our lips collide
but not for the last
and I would tell you everything
but I can’t talk that fast

I’ve been spinning
feels like I’ll be falling over soon
we stay alive this long night
watching all the cars and the headlights speeding by
so just lean against me
It’s like I can’t see
but I can’t feel everything
inside me, beside me

I wanted this the whole time
I smile when I see you
you need your eyes open so
you can see me too
I need it you have no clue
well maybe you do
alarms go off as the sky explodes
running through these streets
and these closed off roads
our lips collide
but not for the last
and I would tell you everything
but I can’t talk that fast

I wanted this the whole time
It hurts my eyes it shakes the ground
everyone is quiet, nobody makes a sound

Please, I’m begging please ask for more
I’m begging please ask for more
I’m begging please ask for more
ask for more
tonight, tonight, tonight
ask me for more

I smile when I see you
you need your eyes open so
you can see me too
I need it you have no clue
well maybe you do
alarms go off as the sky explodes
running through these streets
and these closed off roads
our lips collide
but not for the last
and I would tell you everything
but I can’t talk that fast

Faith Soon Be Acquired

Written By: theOddessy

with a pleasant tune
it all became so blurred
late on an autumn afternoon
sweat begins to fall

faith be acquired

pace yourself
to calm your nerves
and hold my hand
to settle
down

if you could reach
we'll all have a chance

ive taken a break from life recently
and my friends they miss me so
(just to carry you back home)
in an ambulance
lighting up the road
i wish these keys would leave my fingers
and these numbers would leave this phone
that road you walk
is closed

it is impossible for death to knock at our door
it is impossible or so we thought

retriet inside yourself
oh.

so as time stops
and we becomes still
things unfold
without control

its all too much for us

dont let time
take you down

ive taken a break from life recently
and my friends they miss me so
(just to carry you back home)
in an ambulance
lighting up the road
i wish these keys would leave my fingers
and these numbers would leave this phone
that road you walk
is closed

off

if you could reach
we'll all have a chance

Discography

"Quick In Food Store" 2004
1) The Chorus
2) Concentration
3) Knock-Knock (Who's there?)
4) Summer Things
5) Capo-Rama
6) Phone Call
7) Quick In Food Store

"The Oddessy" 2005
1) A Place Like This
2) Bugs!
3) Capo-Rama
4) Summer Things
5) 12,11,10
7) Everything That Happens Here

"A Place Like This (EP)" 2005
1) A Place Like This
2) Hate Me
3) Away With Silence
4) Where'd You Get That Heart?
5) Death in a Handbasket

"Oh, Goddess of Inspiration!" August 2006
1) Wandering In
2) A Place Like This
3) Burn Off The Light
4) Fireworks For Four
5) But I Prepared A Speech
6) About You
7) Versus Me
8) Mistakes Corrected
9) Lightly Relating The Rough Shapes
10) This Is Serenity, Lesson Learned

Other Singles Released:
Fabric Freshener (2005)
12,11,10 (2005)
Faith Soon Be Acquired (2007)
Listen To The Whole Story (2007)

Set List

We try and fit as many songs in a set as possible. But it all depends on how long we are allowed to play. But for an average 20 minute set we usually play the following songs:

1) Wandering In
2) Faith Soon Be Acquired
3) About You
4) Mistakes Corrected
5) But I Prepared A Speech