Trace of Lime

Trace of Lime

 Austin, Texas, USA
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The pioneers of pirate rock and roll

Biography

Born in the suburbs of Macomb, MI, the four met in high school. 

Their first gig was in late 2010 and have continued to perform live since then. For the first couple years they mainly stayed in the Detroit area, creating a following from their home town from playing live and recording home demos they'd pass out for free. Writing all their own material from the very beginning.

They recorded their first record at Sidewinder Studios in Royal Oak, MI entitled I know it's nothing, but I'm happy it's something and released it March of 2014. All the songs were written in their high school careers in Macomb (the honey comb).

After they finished the recording process, and still waiting for the final mixes and masters to be done, they moved to Kalamazoo, MI and rented out their own band house in late 2013. They released their record a few months after moving in. They spent the next 3 years in Kalamazoo becoming part of the scene and playing live as much as possible. Anywhere they were offered a gig, they would take and make the drive. They created a large following in surrounding scenes in East Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw, and Bay City.

The band purchased a 1997 handicapped bus and painted it to look like an ambulance. On June 13th, 2014 (Friday the 13th) the band embarked on a country wide tour for 3 and a half weeks entitled the 'I need help' tour (named after one of their lyrics). 

When their lease ended at the end of 2016, they moved back to Detroit to record another record.

Written and inspired by their time in Kalamazoo, the band recorded the latest release, Lost in the Zoo, at Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, MI. They released this record in May of 2017. 

Two weeks after their Lost in the Zoo release show, they packed up their things and moved down to Austin, TX. They rented a house out together and continue their journey onward.




Trace of Lime presents to you their hand as they call for you to join them in an experience nothing shy of absolute real life. Our product has been crafted by our breathing souls and are built with nothing more than the earth beneath us. Each product is carefully soaked in the hope we have collected ourselves from the experience we have met around us so that every bite you take into our music will fill you up with the life you need to move to onto the next day

Lyrics

Family Robbery

Written By: Trace of Lime

I felt the seconds break but i'm still way too far away.
Cliches and second takes are more than i have but less what i find.

Oh ill find a place to drink my love where those fuckers will never take her from me
its getting harder to breathe.

We watch it on TV
We make our money
we do our things because that's what we're told.
I'm just lonely boy
but sweet talking never worked on me, no no no!

Ill find a place to drink my love where those fuckers will never take her from me
Its getting harder to breath.

I felt the seconds break, i felt the, i felt the... hahah

Temptations bring a sparkle to my eye,
but at second glance its just another pretty little lie
Chew on a tongue, we cant seem to taste the bud
But then again, i cant recall we ever could

We're just splitting wigs now

Shadow Man

Written By: Traceoflime

You make your skin made of mirror
but that just eats your mind away
Lets go and melts like all the water
When did the blue skies all turn grey

You're running
but theres no race to run
you got nothing to prove to yourself

but who will keep you safe

Hold your money to your mouth
because you ain't got much to say
You'd rather follow in the foot steps
Of the path who won the game
But when the man comes down to shoot you,
will he remember your name?
Oh no, you sold your soul for fame

This unstable head is filled with smoke
brought by the reflection of those who stand close
We're on top of the mountain
and you're still stuck at the bottom

Oh, you're dying
But theres no death to die
you got nothing to prove to yourself
All these bodies keep on floating
With the salt on their tongues
Just keep your eyes to the ground

Hold your money to your mouth
Because you ain't got much to say
You'd rather follow in the footsteps
of the path that won the game
But when the man comes down to shoot you,
Will he remember your name?
Oh no, you sold your soul for fame

All Thats Left To Leave

Written By: Traceoflime

Cast a silhouette as wick turns to dust
Find the fine line dividing love and lust
But you weep away in your watch tower
Cause you cant hold your love if you don't have power

Sing me a song
right me a wrong

Stitch another ripple
Leave another scar
Cause once you've met the shadow man,
you know you've gone too far.
All the time that's gone is all that's left to leave
the mind is power, don't release all you receive

Yesterdays tomorrow holds no bounds
cause what you seeks and prosper can not be found
so you play me a song for the moment
and take what you can find
but you wont get much further in the land of the blind.

Stitch another ripple
Leave another scar
Cause once you've met the shadow man
you know you've gone too far.
And all the times that's gone is all thats left to leave
the mind is power, don't release all you receive

Nip and Tuck

Written By: Traceoflime

Nip and tuck
You can try your luck
Try to give a smile
But your lips are stuck
When you threw away what you were given
Thats no way to be livin'

Top of chain
Nothing left to gain
You got enough power
To make a man insane
You got the world in your hands
You've got everyone's trust
Until it slips through you grasp
like a cloud of dust

You're climbing up your ladder
But your ladders made of air.
You're feeling so high,
But you're getting no where.

On the scene
Yeah you're rolled in green
and you flash your cash
like it were routine
You got your pretty friends
They say you're so fine
But they would sell you for a dime

You're climbing up your ladder
But your ladders made of air
You're feeling so high
But you're getting no where
No ain't getting no where

Mourning Glory

Written By: Traceoflime

Opertunity has passed you by
and the sun shoots down its rays like knives in the sky
But you wont listen to reason
will you listen to rhyme?

We drink from the see
We're all high off all the air that we breathe

I can see for miles
I can see for days
I got money in my pocket, but that just keeps me in a daze
and it's high time i find something to say

We drink from the sea
We're all high off all the air that we breathe
yeah
(oh this box will keep us, keep us, safe. Lock me up and throw away the key. Oh lock me up please.)

I was born in the clouds
Where i was taught whats right but right is wrong (you'll never know)
Then i fell in the sea
Oh my, i could hardly breathe
I was born in the clouds

You're Majesty

Written By: Traceoflime

I fall off the face of this earth
Just to see what i find
Just to be what i know
Please pardon my appearance
Its the experience as we go tumbling down

Oh i'm watching down
As i swim through the seas and I can't find a helping hand
I heard riches and robes can all find a home
but now theres no where left to go

Keep talking and taking and wasting your time
on the story thats been told
Cause im'a fool on the run
and there a'int enough shade from the sun
to keep your head above

You're watching me fall

You can't save me from the people that hold us down
But something tells me we've seen better days
Somebody told me
It's best left alone
But i can't pretend that i'm tired of bleeding

I'm burning in my own inferno
And i can hardly breathe
My lungs are helplessly collapsing
Oh i need, oh i need
I need

Im just a bottle of wine
pick me up, don't put me down
pick me up, i'll wash away your sins
And if we pretend that we never knew
there won't be anyone left.

Phoenix

Written By: traceoflime

The flies danced around me
Their spirits flew through me.
As the sand trickles through my veins
It hides in my pockets,
It hides past my mind,
It hides past my mind.

I saw the monuments fall down
I saw the winds crash it down
But i've never felt a pain like watching it all burn away
Oh how bitter sweet the shivers bite

When you see a cloud, you know its bring rain
Just another memory that went down in flames
I wont be found when you come back looking
I wont be found when you come back looking

I saw the monuments fall down
I saw the winds crash it down all across the way
But i never felt a pain like watching it all burn away
Oh how bitter sweet the shivers bite

These walls are closing in and I can't get out,
But i don't care.
Tighten my ball in chain,
oh it weighs me down,
but it's easy to pretend.
Because even a monster shakes and shivers.
Will you remember my name as i softly scream?

All that you see has become a mirrage
Your brain is swirling on your tongue
With all the blood that you drink,
oh it turns you on.
But when you're burning down in fire by yourself
oh you know that you're gone

You hold your body close but wheres your soul?
Oh it's dying in your, dying in your bones.
A shoe scuff on a grave remains your home,
Oh i'm dying in my, dying in my bones.

Punabbhava

Written By: traceoflime

This can't be all that we know.

Piper's Son

Written By: traceoflime

Take away a man who's fire burns
I said you take away a man who's fire burns
While an empty soul sits behind a cane
While an empty soul sits behind a cane

You think you can get away with murder
just cause you look so innocent

What happened to the days
I've been lost inside this maze for too long,
Must be going crazy,
Will somebody save me.
Take it as it comes with your hypnotizing love,
im better off alone and you're the queen of the sun now
Now i'm here alone
If I had know, if i had known
and i can feel that feeling
coming through the back of my skull
The skies coming down
Will somebody save me?
You're the son of a piper

Cant you see the sirens shine in the dark
I said can't you see the sirens shine in the dark
Oh they tried, oh they tried to put me down
But you know it wont be long, no it wont be long

Its all you'll ever know
It's all you'll ever know
And you wont even show it
I think i have nothing to show.

Sunrise Dreams

Written By: traceoflime

Oh please, have another drink
It'll calm all your nerves
and change the way you think.

I can feel it creeping in
All my feelings wearing thin
Yes i know it wont last long
I'll just pretend that it makes me strong.

Oh i wish i was a man
Who meant what he said
My words are as thin as the air i breathe
And I know almost everything

I'll get better with some time
Hold me close i'll change my mind
Do what I ask I wont appreciate
Cause if it's not you then it's me i will hate

I swear i'll find a way out
I swear i'll tear down these walls

wait

Oh the sun is as bright as my dreams
I won't stop fighting for anything
You'll all just give up in the end
And play the game that you've been fed

For all you people deceiving me
Get the fuck out of my dreams
I'll stay high all by myself
and Reminisce about my good health

I need help

The Lottery

Written By: traceoflime

Somebody told me it didn't make sense,
But someday they'll need me.
I think they'll need me.
Pass the papers back to the paper boy,
Smoking with the president,
Congratulations on your government.
It cant be wrong, we'll all just addicts too.

I heard that theres nothing you can do
So i think i'll just live the way i want to
Even though i might rust up in the snow.

All my life i've been watching, waiting, willing to survive
The prosecutor has arrived and theres madness in his eyes
"Oh we'll sell it to the people, yeah"

You look tired, you don't look well
I tried to get up but i can't help but be held down
Take what i have, cause i don't need it anyway you do.
Theres too many voices in my head.

Work, work, work your precious bones
And wash them down the drain.
I got these hands around my neck
And they want my soul.
I just keep talking, i can't find a reason
but they say i got too much time on my hands.
C'mon take your time, but you wont find anything.

Tell my mind I won't be coming home.
One more drink to pass the time, don't you worry i'll be fine.

Honey

Written By: Trace of Lime

Honey, honey
how can this be?
I never thought I'd see the day
that you'd do this to me
but its happening
You can call it how you see
but I'm still stuck in a place that I can't believe

I get the idea
to turn off the rest of the world and roll the dice
I tell myself this times the last
but I keep on rolling

Its time I got a move on
You know I've had my fun and I'm so glad to meet you
but I gotta follow the sun
So I should be on my way

Have a taste its oh so sweet
you can have some more if you'd like
most of the time the bees don't sting
but too much good can be a bad thing
She calls me when I'm all alone
because I won't turn her down
but this simple satisfy is killing me
quite literally

Its time I got a move on
you know I've had my fun and I'm so glad to meet you
but I gotta follow the sun
so I should be on my way

Ah, ah, ah, ah
ah,ah,ah,ah
ah,ah,ah,ah
ooh

Theres a burning beast deep in my belly
He crawls his way up 'cause he wants to be set free
He's trying to tell me,
"You're not the man you should be.
Cant you see?"

Its time I got a move on
You know I've had my fun and I'm so glad to meet you
but I gotta follow the sun
So I should be on my way
I should be on my way
I should be on my way
I should be on my way

Discography

May 2017

Lost in the Zoo
recorded at Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, MI

March 2014

I know it's nothing, but I'm happy it's something
recorded at Sidewinder Studios in Romeo, MI