Distance EP

by Static Speed

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about

After demoing songs for a good long while, we finally had the opportunity to craft some quality recordings, without a studio, with much thanks to the help of some close friends. This is the very first recording project either of us have been a part of.

While the musical styles vary dramatically from song to song. there is a theme to this small collection of songs. All of them explore distance, whether it be between loved ones, between generations, between guilt and forgiveness, or even between people of different cultures.

We proudly present, the "Distance EP".

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released August 26, 2012

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Mariano
Engineered by Ken Wildman.
Recorded at Despicable Studios in Rochester, NY.
Artwork by Hank Grebe, edited by Benjamin Mariano.

All music and lyrics by Static Speed.

Static Speed is:
Will Strowe (guitars, bass)
Benjamin Mariano (drums, vocals, keys)

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Copyright © 2012 Static Speed. All rights reserved.

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Track Name: The Constant
When you leave tomorrow in the daylight
Promise you’ll think of me
And when you sleep tonight and the next night
Don’t leave me out of your dreams…

I’m awake all night, I’m asleep all day
And let me tell you now, you’re my constant
I know I never spoke, no, I said way too much
And now I ask you, don’t write me off just yet

Constantly, constantly I’ve been waiting
Constantly wondering what I am waiting for
I thought you felt something in late night conversation
In these times, you were my constant motivation

When you leave tomorrow in the daylight
Promise you’ll think of me
And when you breathe the air inside your new life
Do what you want, but please
When you sleep tonight and the next night
Don’t count me out of your dreams
I’ll be your constant

I saw in that first glance, these feelings come to life
I never thought they would stay so constant
The years have come and gone, and life has slowed us down
And like this melody, you’re always running through my head

Constantly, constantly I’ll be waiting
Hoping and praying I know what I’m in this for
I know transition may part us for a short while
But you go the distance, and I’ll go the extra mile

I'll be your constant

I’ll be your constant comfort, yet your constant fear
You are a floating thought, and you’re constant, dear
I’ll be your constant friend, and your constant help
Constantly, I’ll be your constant one

You will be miles from home, and you might fall in love
I think you already did and I just messed it up
But if you choose to forget and grant me one last chance
You won’t regret a thing; I’ll be your constant.
Track Name: Failing Generation
from Distance EP, released August 26, 2012
Lyrics written by Benjamin Mariano.
Music written by Static Speed.

Will Strowe (electric guitar, bass)
Benjamin Mariano (drums, lead vocals)

Gang vocals by Benjamin Mariano, Will Strowe, Alexander O'Neill, Kevin Rose, and Gabriel Michaloski.

engineered by Ken Wildman and Benjamin Mariano.
produced by Benjamin Mariano.

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And it’s slowly killing us inside
We can't run, can't hide, nowhere to confide
Somewhere in translation, our judgment was lost
We're livin' for pleasure at our own cost

The world seems to think we’re out to bring fear
I can’t understand why they can’t hear
The crying out, the hidden tears
Don't they understand that we're...

...caught in our grief, we are raging hearts?
(We risk our lives for these violent conflictions)
Regrets and pain, they are just the start
(Let’s waste away with our embraced addictions)

It seems like everyone I see is
becoming who I’d hate to be
It’s not only us, but all our nation
We are a failing generation
(Trying to cope without a hope)

And you just can’t get it through your head
You keep on like this and you'll wind up dead
A slow fade, a sure fade, a steady progression
An obsession with humoring aggression

Your life was already on its way down
Now, no belief that it can be fixed somehow
No place for help, you have no will
No trusting hope because you’re still...

...caught in your grief, you’re a raging heart
(You waste your life for these violent conflictions
Regrets and pain, they are just the start
(You’ll waste away with your embraced addictions)

We’re failing...
Save us from ourselves.
Track Name: Consuming Fire
I didn’t do the math and I took the easy path
The road-not-taken’s gone, and now I feel the wrath
Materials will claim my results won’t end the same
I can trade a hole in the root of my soul for temporary fame

But all the things I desire, I never seem to acquire
When I shift my head to what’s higher
You’re all I really require

Consuming fire, come in this place
The need is dire for Your embrace
Your face relays the case; I need Your grace

I’m in this state again; between rebirthing and the sin
A valley full of valleys, where I’m sure that I’ll fall in
Oh, if only I could change and put the target back in range
A lost heart’s my bleeding part that stains my skin, a type of mange

A brand new birth, an absent leave
A turning point, a New Year’s Eve
You brought about a planted seed
You’re life, You’re love, my only need
Track Name: Change
I’m gonna start a riot with just my hands and a raging tongue
Not gonna let it quiet, this is yet a melody unsung

I’ve spent all my time just walking a line,
I’m a man with a dream on a leash
And we’re so far lost, it seems we forgot
To practice what we preach

But things are gonna change
Yeah, things are gonna change!

Not quite a revolution, but more than a wish on a shooting star
All our wrongs define our ruins
But our pasts don’t define who we really are

I wanna see the penetration of the walls separating all of man
It seems every generation
Falls down with a pitchfork in their hands

Take a look at ourselves and admit, we know well
We’re not yet who we wanna be
‘Cause we feud and we brawl with ourselves through it all
And peace is just another dream

But things are gonna change!
Yeah, things are gonna change!

WE ARE GONNA RISE! WE ARE GONNA STIR!
NEVER GONNA FALL BACK THE WAY WE WERE!
LOVE WILL BE THE CALL! LOVE WILL BEAT THE RAGE!
THINGS ARE GONNA CHANGE!

ALL THE WORLD WILL SEE! ALL THE WORLD WILL HEAR!
WE’RE BREAKING DOWN THE FOUNDATION OF FEAR!
LOVE WILL BE THE CALL!
LOVE WILL BEAT THE RAGE!
THINGS ARE GONNA CHANGE!
THINGS ARE GONNA CHANGE!

Things are gonna change...