Trainwreck Rally

Trainwreck Rally

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Trainwreck Rally is a Rock/Alternative rock band from Athens GA. The band brings high energy and intensity to its music. The music brings powerful percussion, strong melodic guitars, and sandblasting vocals. The talent and heart felt passion of TWR is shown in the bands live performances

Biography

Trainwreck Rally formed in Athens, Georgia in 2005 as a band called Joker, when Daniel Binnie and Ted Lord met and began to collaborate, writing melodic hard rock, with a Classic and Southern rock influence. Soon afterwards, Mark Crowley joined the group, bringing with him an alternative rock sensibility. The group continued to write, recording three demos and performing in and around Athens for the next four years, with and without a vocalist, and its success culminated in its selection as one of the 15 national semifinalists in the Boru Vodka/RoadRunner Records/Musicians Friend ‘Defend the Bar Band’ Contest in 2007.
The band’s identity changed, along with the name, when John Strickland joined the group as the new singer, bringing in a grittier vocal quality and a sensibility more in line with modern hard rock. Old material took on new forms, and new material was written. After a lengthy period of recording, the band is currently about to release its first full-length CD, entitled ‘Eviction Notice’, in March and continues to play around the Southeast. Concert venues and dates, estimated album release date, and new music can be followed online at www.myspace.com/trainwreckrally.

Lyrics

Fire It Up

Written By: John Strickland

Don't have a 401k
The banker mans gonna come and take the house away
Down to my last cigarette
He wont let me forget how little I have let. I have left. I have left

So Fire it up
And fire it up
Yeah fire it up just to burn it down
Fire it up
And fire it up
Yeah fire it up just to burn it down

This world is laid off, paid off, broken down, fucked up and leaves the down for dead
My only defensive reaction
is another distraction
Think Im gonna do it again. Do it again. Do it again

So Fire it up
And fire it up
Yeah fire it up just to burn it down
Fire it up
And fire it up
Yeah fire it up just to burn it down

Burn this whole place down
We will burn it to the ground
Light the fuse and walk away

So Fire it up
And fire it up
Yeah fire it up just to burn it down
Fire it up
And fire it up
Yeah fire it up just to burn it down

This Life

Written By: John Strickland / Daniel Binnie

Barricades in my way
Clouds roll in/ mind delay
Seeing you
ohhh oohh
Seeing red and I cannot breathe
Break the silence by grinding teeth
Saying oh oh

Fly me over to better place
Don't you know
This life is all we have

I bend but I will not break
How much more can I take
saying ohh
This weight is killing me
Borderline insanity
saying ohh ohh

Fly me over to better place
Dont you know
This life is all we have

Shovel lime and bury me
Ill burn until I give it away

Fly me over to better place
Don't you know
This life is all we have

Voodoo Sex Show

Written By: John Strickland/Daniel Binnie

A long day
A longer night
Searching for that pretty thing tonight
Downtown
Another round
Blackout is what I found
You know I need it
You know I want it
Got to find that heat tonight
You know I need it
You know I want it
Got to find that fire in your eyes

You can be a star in my show
You can be a star I know
You can be a star where nobody knows
Voodoo Sex Show

Blonde hair
and brown eyes
Legs so long they'll make you die
Cigarettes
A black dress
Youre the priestess now make me confess
Im fiending for it
I need a medic
I need a dose of your love tonight
Im screaming for it
All so tragic
About to go out of my mind

You can be a star in my show
You can be a star I know
You can be a star where nobody knows
Voodoo Sex Show

Broke through across the lines
Headed to those neon lights
Dancing on me the way that you
do and you know I love it too
dark turns to light

You know you need it
You know I got it
Come on baby breakdown tonight
You know you want it
You know I got it
Naughty girl getting down tonight

You can be a star in my show
You can be a star I know
You can be a star where nobody knows
Voodoo Sex Show

Come on!!!

Heavy

Written By: John Strickland

Breathe in the fire
Then let it out
Anxiety levels rising
Don't crawl back down
Don't fall on your knees to cry
No one will hear you
No you can't believe it
You can't believe your eyes
Now you try but the blood on your hands will never wash away

Its getting heavy
No bring it down now
The whole world is coming down on me and I know
Oh I know its over

Lies are the noose
That wrap around
Slowly suffocating the heart
Swallow the pain
Make a toast to the rain as it washes your heartache away
No you cant believe it
You cant believe your eyes
There's no way to turn this around
and make a wrong to right

Its getting heavy
No bring it down now
The whole world is coming down on me and I know
Oh I know its over

I can not breathe
I cant live this way

An empty soul
An empty light shines down
To cover the travesties
Of the love we once shared
But nothing remains now

Its getting heavy
No bring it down now
The whole world is coming down on me and I know
Oh I know its over

Transgressions

Written By: John Strickland

Don't want to think about it
I know its wrong
You can see the lies in their eyes
Such an ugly site in the window pane
Boiling over and losing faith
One Hope
One Life
One love was never enough
The flame too bright for you to stay away
No need this love is gone
The sand is empty and you're out of time.

Transgressions running through me
Where there is a pain there is a scar
Do you hear the words I speak?
Take it all and then you blame it on me
Oh transgressions running away yeah with me/ running away with me

I can live without it
Not weak but strong
Bury dead memories with a smile
Forget/ I wont forgive
You left me hanging high and dry
You're not stable
You're not able
To bring the fort down of which is her life

Transgressions running through me
Where there is a pain there is a scar
Do you hear the words I speak?
Take it all and then you blame it on me
Oh transgressions running away yeah with me/ running away with me

Yeah Why is this love so hard?
Yeah Like a nail through my heart
Yeah Why is this love so damn hard?
Yeah God I feel it in my heart!

Eyes are blind but the heart still sees/ through the lies and inconsistencies

Do you hear the words I speak?
Take it all then you blame it on me
Oh transgressions running away yeah with me/ running away with me

Break Me Down

Written By: John Strickland

To the soul thats cold and feels the world doesn't seem your place
There's always someone there watching
When the coals are old and the heat of life doesn't warm your face
Still, theres someone here watching

And I won't be broken
I won't be broken
I won't be broken

Don't break me down
I'm begging you now
Don't break me down
I'm begging you now

To the heart that's lost and it seems you cannot find the way
You are not forsaken
Sew the would/Bite the frost
and let it all melt away
and dont be mistaken

You won't be broken
You won't be broken
You won't be broken

Don't break me down
I'm begging you now
Don't break me down
I'm begging you now

It won't be long
Until you sing your song
take your time
and realign
You will survive

We won't be broken
We won't be broken
We won't be broken

Don't break me down
I'm begging you now
Don't break me down
I'm begging you now
Don't break me down
Don't break me down
Don't break me down
Don't break me down again

Into The Sun

Written By: Jason Norris

I, I know Im real to you
You tell me what I should do
As I look into the sky

The cold from the moon brings a chill into my bones and I cant seem to shake it from me now
The stars realign breathing breath into my thoughts and I cant seem to find my way back down

And Im on my way back/ My way into the sun

We, we always worked ok
So, So long as I didnt stay
As I look into the sky

The cold from the moon brings a chill into my bones and I cant seem to shake it from me now
The stars realign breathing breath into my thoughts and I cant seem to find my way back down

And Im on my way back/ My way into the sun

I, I know Im real to you
You tell me what I should do
As I look into the sky

The cold from the moon brings a chill into my bones and I cant seem to shake it from me now
The stars realign breathing breath into my thoughts and I cant seem to find my way back down

And Im on my way back/ My way into the sun

Home

Written By: John Strickland

Coming back from another town
One more show in Birmingham then Im gone, gone, gone on my way back home
10 minutes until we play
Drank all the money that we made
A shit hotel on the road you know I gotta, gotta get home

An empty bottle by my bed
A bruised heart and an aching head
But I, I guess thats just how, thats just how this life goes
Last night I listened to
The little red devil on my shoulder too much
Walked a thin line and thank God
I got more friends than I do foes

I see the light
Shining through
On to you
I see the light
Shining through
Back to you

Cocaine and bloodshot eyes
Got $30 and 100 miles
And Im loaded, oh oh man Im loaded
I got pain in my soul
No sleep and Im missing you
Counting down until we prove
To each other how this love
Is so out of control

I long to be in our bed
Got no money its ok you said
Dont matter baby we got
Plenty O' love instead
You'll never be alone
But the only time when Im gone
And Im dreamin, dreamin of you
And I cant wait to get home

I see the light
Shining through
On to you
I see the light
Shining through
Back to you

Im on my way back home
I see the light
Shining through
On to you
I see the light
Shining through
Back to you

Discography

TWR's Debut album, "Eviction Notice" will be released in the Spring of 2010.

Set List

TWR's set list consists of mostly all original music. Even though the bands debut album has 10 tracks, TWR has 35 + original songs.
When the band plays covers, the songs consist of hits from Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, to Black Crowes and My Morning Jacket. Most all of TWR's songs are high energy rock.