The Trap

The Trap

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A full modern rock sound, tinged with blues and folk, informed by classical harmonies highlighting heartfelt well-written lyrics over infection drumbeats.

Biography

The Trap developed from collaboration between Jonathan Hansard on lead guitar arranging songs written and sung by Kevin Click, and developed quickly to include Jake Hansard on drums and Jason Graham on bass. Erin Melugin Davis joined to add her vocal harmonies, and the band began to write more original material, performing locally with headliners such as LA’s Nico Vega and Sacramento’s Exquisite Corps. Wrapping up the recording for their debut, EP-Length Record Silence in the winter of 2011, the band released the record July 21, 2012.

Lyrics

You Know

Written By: The Trap

Show me how fast you can dance
1, 2, 3 and I'll take the chance
4,5,6 and I'll hit the floor
And call as I'm crying out for mre

Chorus
I'm just a shadow in a land full of giants
I'm just a plaything in the arms of your science
I'm just a shadow tonight
I'm just a shadow tonight

Well, you know I spin over you
You know I'm in over my head over you
You know and I know I sin over you
Stick it out and take it on the chin over you

Drink up, drink up and be merry
For tomorrow we die on the tide
A thousand little deaths underwater
Yeah tomorrow we die on the tide

Chorus

Set You Free

Written By: The Trap

What you need here in your heart I see
Is the strength to lay me down and bury me
Well, baby I ain't gonna let you go
No matter how many times, you leave me low

Chorus
Come on baby and take my hand
Lead me away from this cold and bitter land
Come on baby, wait right here with me
Come on baby, I won't set you free

We were married in the summer heat
I lay flowers down here at your feet
The tree that broke away my flesh and bone
Left me dreaming here, so far from my home

Chorus

Jesus...

Written By: The Trap


I'm cracking like brown eggshells
I'm cracking like morning bells

Chorus1
And Jesus just don't feel the same about me
Jesus, he don't want me to run wild and free

I'm breaking like windowpanes
I'm breaking like morning rains

Chorus1

I'm falling like winter ice
I'm falling on deaf ears like a mother's advice

Chorus1

Chorus2
Jesus don't want to see me walkin on his golden floor
And Jesus just don't feel the same anymore

I'm breaking like windowpanes
I'm breaking like morning rains

Chorus2

Less of a Ghost

Written By: The Trap

I'm buried in your sense of belonging
and your passion's dripping off my chin
I'll hold your face underwater
Until I wash away your guilt and your sin

Chorus
Darling why are you crying
Don't you know this is God's country
If you know what is good for you
Oh my sweet baby I sleep with my pistol
Here under your pillow
And your sense of the truth

Remembering your sense of compassion
It won't make you any less of a ghost
Carrying your days here inside you
Until you leave behind what you love most

Chorus

Chorus

Anymore

Written By: The Trap

Innocence, my only inheritance
And all I find are sounds of your silence

Where you can sleep under the blanket of lies
Spilled out across constellations

Chorus
Well I'm not scared
And I'm not beholden to you
Anymore
Anymore

And we alone remain, fading away into their eyes
Into the mist, into the mist of their night

Chorus

What it Felt (to be Free)

Written By: The Trap

Take me into the arms of your love, and your silence
Take me under the knife of your wisdom, and your mercy
Take away all of the peace, passing all my understanding
Take me home, take me home

Chorus
We put our bowls out to catch all the raindrops
We light both candles and wait til the pain stops
I crushed my hand with your hammer to see
To see how it was, what it felt to be free
What it felt to be free

I never care about the choices you make, I only bleed in the places you break
Whenever I see your face in the sun well, it only keeps me from turning to run
And I never turn from the way that you breathe, I only learn from the way that you move
beneath me, beneath me

Winter

Written By: The Trap

Your winter claws in me in your dress of evergreen
My fingers they scratch at the memory, the memory

Your cries rain over me in your robe of earth and sea
My fingers they scratch and seek to please, baby please

Chorus1
If you lay your hands on me
I will resist you bitterly
Or just let me be
Let me be

You've got blood on your fingers, you've got dirt all over your face
And you make my blood boil over, clean your fingers in my disgrace

Chorus2
But if you lay your hands on me
I will thank you bitterly
Or just let me be
Let me be

Discography

Silence

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