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Blaring In The Stillness

The new 10-song CD by draz (Andrew Drazic and Garth Fielding) is here. The songs are rich with vintage tones, memorable melodies, meaningful lyrics, and a pop sensibility that only gets better with each listen. Please support independent music!

Blaring In The Stillness

CD Release Party

Saturday, May 21, 2011
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Draz @ 10:00pm - Special Guest ‘Tam Lin’ @ 9:00pm
Doors open @ 8:00pm

Tickets $10

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'Blaring in the Stillness', the new independent 10-song CD by draz (Andrew Drazic and Garth Fielding) is here. The songs are rich with vintage tones, memorable melodies, meaningful lyrics, and songwriting style that only gets better with each listen. Whether you want a song that hits you right away or a classic that will takes a few listens to sink in - they're all on display within 'Blaring in the Stillness'

The process for the new CD started in 2010, when both Garth and Andrew met in their kids Port Washington pre-school and their common appreciation of songs with melody, hooks, and pop sensibilities came to light. The songs display a combination of current, clear, beautiful, guitart-driven alternative pop treated with a vintage production approach. These songs arose out of the struggle between family vs self, suburbia vs city, new world vs old world, love vs lust, thrilling vs routine and the ups and downs of everyday life.

Lyrics

A New Design

4000 miles of flight
I left my mother in the night
and the old wars in my mind
with holes in my shoes
ready to pay my dues
just ambition to my name

I'm searching for the good
I'm longing for the good life

leave it all behind
my memories resigned
leave it all behind
dream a new design

I'm trying to fit in
like a chameleon
I feel a new war from within
new customs like land mines
across the party lines
a multicultural mashup

I'm searching for the good
I'm longing for the good life

leave it all behind
my memories resigned
leave it all behind
dream a new design, design
dream a new design

my seed will bear the fruit
both lands they will salute
sure of how deep the roots go

I'm looking for the good
I'm longing for the good life

leave it all behind
my memories resigned
leave it all behind
dream a new design
leave it all behind
my memories resigned
leave it all behind
dream a new design

dream a new design
dream a new design
dream a new...

Astor Place

riding on the seven from the suburbs
unsheltered streets to discover
transfer to the downtown R
coming up now - it's not too far

Astor Place
my eyes open the first time
feeling so fine
Astor Place
you show me life is mine
in the sunshine
everything as bright as it can be
breathing in the possibilities

shopping at a second hand boutique
steel toe docs - we set our own chic
buzz cut barbers are the fervor
earnestly preaching meat is murder

Astor Place
my eyes open the first time
feeling so fine
Astor Place
you show me life is mine
in the sunshine
everything as bright as it can be
breathing in the possibilities

I will never be the same
I will never be the same
I will never be the same
I will never be the same

Astor Place
my eyes open the first time
feeling so fine
Astor Place
you show me life is mine
in the sunshine
everything as bright as it can be
breathing in the possibilities

Comfortably Alone

sitting at my table for one
therapy has just begun
leaving all the hustle of the street for some laziness

savoring my appetizer
I can feel a sympathizer
shooting over passing glances at the empty chair

I don't need
to think of what to say
I don't need
to say
a word

comfortably alone
comfortably alone

my girl will never understand
my happiness in la-la-land
like a puppeteer pulling strings on a lonely night

silent... waiting for a muse
looking, listening for the clues
that she'll sit across and send a shiver down my spine

I don't need
to think of what to say
I don't need
to say
a word
to anyone

comfortably alone
comfortably alone
anonymous, unknown
comfortably alone

but anyway my words,
never come out the right way
but anyway my words,
never come out the right way

sitting at my table for one
therapy has just begun
leaving all the hustle of the street for some laziness

I don't need
to think of what to say
I don't need
to say...
I don't need
to think of what to say
I don't need
to say
a word
to anyone

comfortably alone
comfortably alone
anonymous, unknown
comfortably alone
comfortably alone
comfortably alone
anonymous, unknown
comfortably alone

Don’t Waste Your Time On Me

uptight, melancholy, martyred city girl
so hard to crack a smile
here i am, a stale loaf of bread
trapped in the comfort of suburban style

then a shared melody
on the jukebox in the bar
mixed my red thoughts with her blues
started tapping both our shoes
nothing's ever what it seems
we saw eye to eye

but don't waste your time on me
la la la la la la
don't waste your time on me
la la la la la la

boxed-in, hyphenated, colored-in-the-lines
so hard to taste a thrill
where all my wildest thoughts can never break outside
and go in for the kill

and the shared melody
was gone in 3 and change
the purple disentwined
hidden walls redefined
nothing's ever what it seems
and we turned our eyes

so don't waste your time on me
I really don't mind if you think I'm a fool
don't waste your time on me
it is impossible to be so cool

musical break

so don't waste your time on me
I really don't mind if you think I'm a fool
don't waste your time on me
it is impossible to be so cool
so don't waste your time on me
I really don't mind if you think I'm a fool
don't waste your time on me
it is impossible to be so cool

Doorstep

you are the prey
starting to sway
to my false promises

laugh at my teasing
looking so pleasing
under the neon lights

my hands hold your waist
wrapped in a taste
of curiosity

but you're no sophomore
you know the score
like a game on tape delay

doorstep...I'll leave you on a doorstep
leave you with a regret
leave you on a doorstep
I'll ring the bell and run away

you lead me to your place
stumble to the staircase
feeling our way around

try to keep you on-course
no buyer's remorse
it's way too soon for that

all your desires
all that inspires
in the palm of your hand

a ray of light peeks through
to a picture of you
glowing in your wedding dress

doorstep...I'll leave you on a doorstep
leave you with a regret
leave you on a doorstep
I'll ring the bell and run away
doorstep...I'll leave you on a doorstep
leave you with a regret
leave you on a doorstep
I'll ring the bell and run away
and run away
and run away
I'll run away

Heaven Sent

in front of me a highway wreck
the broken glass
a woman thrown
I pulled to the side of the road

no words were spoken
but i squeezed her hand
holding on for signs of hope
with the sirens
blaring in the stillness

we are heaven sent
we are heaven sent
so be divine
we are heaven sent
there are no accidents
we are heaven sent
running out of time

In her frozen eyes I saw
the shattered peace
and broken dream
of a life that she may never realize

praying for
the jaws of life
to break in and save her wasted days
for another chance at…sweet redemption

we are heaven sent
we are heaven sent
so be divine
we are heaven sent
there are no accidents
we are heaven sent
running out of time

we are heaven sent
we are heaven sent
so be divine
we are heaven sent
we are heaven sent
so be divine
we are heaven sent
a glorious instrument
a sound so refined
we are heaven sent
there are no accidents
we are heaven sent
running out of time

Love Letters

I would sit and write all night
so young without any hindsight
seal the flap cause what it holds
was more sacred than the dead sea scrolls
the love letters
we waited for
with the smell of your perfume on every page
it was so much fun
to dream of life where we were one

I'm never gonna let you, never gonna let you go
I'm never gonna let you, never gonna

yesterday is lost
like a changing city skyline
now we're struggling to find
the right words to hit rewind
the love letters
hidden away
stuffed into a heart-shaped box for the curious kids
to one day see
how we used to be
baby how we used to be

you are me and I am you
and I'm never gonna let you, never gonna let you
forget the words
I'm never gonna let you, never gonna let you
get too far away
from when we were brand new and shiny
you are me and I am you
I'm never gonna let you go

a hundred-forty characters
doesn't do the trick
telling all your friends what you're doing right now
really makes me sick
I need know your secrets

you are me and I am you
and I'm never gonna let you, never gonna let you
forget the words
I'm never gonna let you, never gonna let you
get too far away
from when we were brand new and shiny
you are me and I am you
I'm never gonna let you go

One Of The Boys

she had a presence
as alive as the new spring air
her eyes penetrating
all of my childish games ensnared

I was one of the boys
one of the boys
being one of the boys
one of the boys

she took me to a new place
with her elevating smile
a beauty mark on her pure face
intoxicating and fragile

I was one of the boys
one of the boys
being one of the boys
one of the boys

but now her body's a creature
an object of geometric shapes
cold symmetrical features
either she loves me or she hates

when I'm one of the boys
one of the boys
being one of the boys
one of the boys

sampling heaven's perfection
like eating a gluttonous buffet
she drove me into obsession
having to finally face the day

for being one of the boys
one of the boys
being one of the boys
one of the boys

musical break

being one of the boys
one of the boys

Pretty Girls

I look at you
when you feel you're all alone playing
a quiet smile...I don't want to intrude
into the fantasy of what I live this manic life for
I'm running late
already behind

a silent dawn
but I still hear the rat race rumble
from miles away...I'll be there soon
I keep on telling myself
it's not just about me anymore
I'm running late
already behind

Pretty girls
you break my heart
every morning
every morning
pretty girls
you break my heart
as you're growing
as you're growing
pretty soon
you'll walk right out
and go exploring

I won't always be around
to tell you why the sky is blue
or warn you to keep your eyes straight ahead
but you will live
with my voice inside your tiny heads
for better or worse
for better or worse

Pretty girls
you break my heart
every morning
every morning
pretty girls
you break my heart
as you're growing
as you're growing
pretty soon
you'll walk right out
and go exploring
go exploring
pretty girls
yeah it's alright
I want to see you soaring
Soaring
Soaring

Pretty girls
you break my heart
every morning
every morning

When The City Burns

I hear a lot about a coming world destruction
family dysfunction
and my destiny

I read a lot about these crazy black gold prices
economic crisis
got me down on my knees

more excuses, all excuses not to live my life

sing along
the song goes on
the world still turns
when the city burns

I see a lot of tired people standing at checkpoints
barefoot and stiff joints
frozen by fear

where any human being could be a terrorist
or an evangelist
the lines aren't clear

more excuses, all excuses not to live my life
so I beg and plead
that these loose ends need
to tie us all together again

sing along
the song goes on
the world still turns
when the city burns
sing along
like a good folk song
that a lesson's learned
when the city burns
sing along
the song goes on and on
when the city burns

my basement's filled with water jugs
bullets for thugs
a guitar for the blues

I turn my eyes up higher to the ominous clouds
with the gathering crowds
to pray for good news

more excuses, just excuses not to live my life
so I beg and plead
that these loose ends need
to tie us all together again

sing along
the song goes on
the world still turns
when the city burns
sing along
like a good folk song
that a lesson's learned
when the city burns
sing along
the song goes on
the world still turns
when the city burns
sing along
like a good folk song
that a lesson's learned
when the city burns

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CD Release Party - 5/21/11

Draz will be performing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn @ 361 Metropolitan Avenue

Saturday, 5/21/11 @ 10:00pm

With Special Guest special guest ‘Tam Lin’ @ 9:00pm

Tickets $10 -

Doors open @ 8:00pm

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