The Revival

The Revival

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The sole purpose of an artist is performance & too many forget that. Its about how every person listening transcends with you through music. This connection is what drives us to play our hearts out, brings hundreds of kids to our shows, & makes us a performing force not to be underestimated.

Biography

The Revival is a South Jersey based alternative rock band pushing for perfection. Since its birth in March of 2006, The Revival has amassed a local following to be larger than that of other local performers that have been popular for years. Playing an average of six to seven shows a month, The Revival shares an explosive live performance as well as an incredibley close connection to anyone interested in their music. With two regional tours and an east coast (in its entirety) tour under their belt, The Revival is proving to be a well motivated and constructive force from the local scene of music. Expect their Debut EP to be released sometime in the early Fall season.

Lyrics

Sorry ma'am, we don't negotiate with elephants

Written By: The Revival

memories trace these dotted lines,
faint and blatantly not mine.
are these the roads we take, paved with the lessons of a man whose lost his way?

and if he breaks just keep your faces down, he's raised the stakes and i swear we're unhealthy now,
my hands keep shaking. everything that you think he's been going through is just a phase.
another problem down the road is all on me..

failure fails to breach (the) barricade of broken hopes and dreams.
And so i'll crawl in through the window and slip under the sheets of irony.

and if he breaks just keep your faces down, he's raised the stakes and i swear we're unhealthy now,
my hands keep shaking. everything that you think he's been going through is just a phase.
another problem down the road is all on me..

we're not just a lost cause in this place, but

sound the alarm; we're falling apart. this is the face displaced by a tragedy.

hollow, instead, mislead in a rivalry beneath its surface.

Scissor Me Timbers

Written By: The Revival

make believe, if only for a seconds worth, everything you've seen and heard was picture perfect;
and you'd know, or atleast you'd understand, there's a price for everything, freedom has never been free.
so we'll celebrate the loss of all the lies who have lost the will to live.
they'll be martyered in the false conception of a world that couldn't fit
the shattered fragments of its core back together just before (it will)

break your logic, break your name; soul meets body in the shade.
count your blessings, count the days, count the choices that you have yet to make.

i'll pass a message from my body to the dead,
questioning the ever-constant flow of nonsense through my head.
paint its picture with your hands useless instead,
full of lies full of greed: through this process we all bleed.

with every breath you take births a question of our loyalty, our puppet stringed democracy.

break your logic, break your name; soul meets body in the shade.
count your blessings, count the days, count the choices that you have yet to make.

you wanted more once you got a taste of it, but there's a price that no one ever wants to pay.

these lives were all for nothing but this won't mean a thing.

so let's label the liar, he's already in debt
with our lives weighed in gold. is it cold to trade his life instead?
i swear to God, if he's ready or not: i'll make ends to this war.

you wanted more once you got a taste of it, but there's a price that no one ever wants to pay.

Send in the battering ram

Written By: The Revival

it's a subtle reaction to being impartial to the situation:
you're always one step closer to the back door.
and isn't it quite discouraging to know that if you had been listening,
you would have learned that you get what you earn and now the tables have turned.

runaway like everyone knew you would, just don't let them down!
runaway from second chances and circumstances where the weight is all on you.

you're coming out to runaway?
but it's out now: the rhythm to your beat, predictable like the problems that you'll never eat.

just breathe in, it'll be okay. Breathe in, don't runaway.

runaway? like everyone knew you would, don't let them down.
runaway from second chances and circumstances where the weights all on you.

is running our latest fashion? let's all try it on for size.

It's tough keepin your feet dry while kickin in a skull

Written By: The Revival

how will we be judged if we don't know?
silently we'll stand ignorant
to a cause in which we can't represent
if everyone who stands, stands alone.

we can watch this town burn to the ground and rejoice in its ashes.
or we can instigate and generate a sense of confusion.

make no mistake, they control our liberties but no one needs to know.

your fingers run cold with the taste of defeat as you surrender yourself with no ace up your sleeve,
but believe it or not you are already dead with no strut in your step and a gun to your head.

1, 2, and they're coming for you. questioning what they'd like you to think is moral diplomacy.
3,4, and they're at your door. you close your eyes in a hope that you'll finally wake up to "freedom."

they penetrate your hopes, your dreams. an unorthodox view of democracy.
so take a stand and denounce their reign: a cataclysmic infection of mass conformity;

and you're the one who can make a change ... stand up.

your fingers run cold with the taste of defeat as you surrender yourself with no ace up your sleeve,
but believe it or not you are already dead with no strut in your step and a gun to your head..

and every time you'd say "we're so alive," they stole our pride.

They're Real & They're Spectacular

Written By: The Revival

we are the fallen.

i've found a direct connection between the maker and his son,
and i'm here to preach his word.
a word derived by simple men that claim to praise who has made them
spiritual deities.

ten fold, hearts filled with gold formed ten commands.

jesus welcomes you to hollywood, where the streets are paved in gold.
jesus welcomes you to hollywood, you've paid for faith and sold your soul.

and he has given you one chance to prove yourself worthy of his kingdom.

we are the fallen.

a radical decision can leave you stuck in between the fallacies that few
may ever understand.
just liberate yourself from what you "know," yet still accept that you are not alone
and he will guide you home.

jesus welcomes you to hollywood, where the streets are paved in gold.
jesus welcomes you to hollywood, you've paid for faith and sold your soul.

i've found a direct connection.... ten fold, hearts filled with gold. ten fold, for ten commands.

we have lost ourselves within this world.

Discography

Self Titled Demo released in August of 2006. You can find these recordings on www.myspace.com/palewhiteboys OR www.purevolume.com/revivalnj

Set List

Our typical set list consists of anywhere from five to ten songs, depending on how much time a venue alots us.

A cookie cutter set that we'd perform at a show with multiple bands (leaving us with a 20-30 minute set) would typically include, but are not limited to all of the recorded songs found on our EPK.