Ollie Button

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The outcome came and went
Without a breath
Years of awe, and wonder taken
Now nothings left

Taken by a breath
Which closed the door
A door slammed shut
Left un-hinged, so you gave up

You gave up
You let it win
I was not easy
That’s just it
Easier to throw away,
Than see me quit

Your change in ignorance chose to ignore
The person pleading on the floor

All I needed was for you
To even try and understand
I don’t need anything except
To hold my hand, and help me up.

Tried to figure it out
Without you there
I can’t be near you,
When you just don’t care.

That’s the final nail
The curtain call
You’re too important
Too high to fall
You sacrificed the one that was forever
To fight and face the world together

A change in ignorance
Has fucked it all.

Change in Ignorance

Decaying thoughts lost in the wind,
The water trying to seep in
Forcing change is not the way
Natural breakthroughs must be made
One of honesty,
Not of greed
Let hopes pass,
They’ll one day be.

This time is pressing,
A looming black

Back to basics,
Further still
Relentless energy to consume
Words appear
Thoughts don’t fade

Solitary moments in a break in the rain.

This place once filled, in a better me
A life of love and prosperity
The love remains but scarred and black,
Tainted, bruised, under attack.
A memory of them, and you.

Searching for something,
Once so ripe
Now dead, the good times,
Locked deep outta sight.

A purpose will come,
Whether near, or so far
As the bell tower goes six.
I reach for a star
A town I hold dear
Memories remain
As I scribble my heartache
In a break in the rain.

A Break in the Rain

Take a deep breath
Let it seep in
Control your fears, and now
We can begin

The stars above start calling
Who knows we’re here?
Is it just me who hears them?
Am I supposed to listen in?

They want to know
Why we are here
Who do we answer to and,
Do we all fear

What we don’t know
Or understand
They want to find the answer
To take over our land

I can hear the silence breaking,
Whilst I feel the earth start shaking,
The sky just started talking
And now I know we have to listen in.

How do we say
We’re not alone
After seeing life above us,
From your quiet home

The sky is clear as crystal
And all I see
Is shining lights, and stars,
Staring back at me

Life is oh so simple,
And feels just right,
Until the sky decided
To change the way of life

Is this our private secret?
Who knows the truth about our world?
The one above us right now, above your home,
Dreams remain what you make them,
They’ll guide you where you want to go
But I don’t need reminding,
No I don’t need reminding,
There’s life amongst us,
We are not alone.

Is the Sky Talkin'?


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The outcome came and went
Without a breath
Years of awe, and wonder taken
Now nothings left

Taken by a breath
Which closed the door
A door slammed shut
Left un-hinged, so you gave up

You gave up
You let it win
I was not easy
That’s just it
Easier to throw away,
Than see me quit

Your change in ignorance chose to ignore
The person pleading on the floor

All I needed was for you
To even try and understand
I don’t need anything except
To hold my hand, and help me up.

Tried to figure it out
Without you there
I can’t be near you,
When you just don’t care.

That’s the final nail
The curtain call
You’re too important
Too high to fall
You sacrificed the one that was forever
To fight and face the world together

A change in ignorance
Has fucked it all.

Change in Ignorance

Decaying thoughts lost in the wind,
The water trying to seep in
Forcing change is not the way
Natural breakthroughs must be made
One of honesty,
Not of greed
Let hopes pass,
They’ll one day be.

This time is pressing,
A looming black

Back to basics,
Further still
Relentless energy to consume
Words appear
Thoughts don’t fade

Solitary moments in a break in the rain.

This place once filled, in a better me
A life of love and prosperity
The love remains but scarred and black,
Tainted, bruised, under attack.
A memory of them, and you.

Searching for something,
Once so ripe
Now dead, the good times,
Locked deep outta sight.

A purpose will come,
Whether near, or so far
As the bell tower goes six.
I reach for a star
A town I hold dear
Memories remain
As I scribble my heartache
In a break in the rain.

A Break in the Rain

Take a deep breath
Let it seep in
Control your fears, and now
We can begin

The stars above start calling
Who knows we’re here?
Is it just me who hears them?
Am I supposed to listen in?

They want to know
Why we are here
Who do we answer to and,
Do we all fear

What we don’t know
Or understand
They want to find the answer
To take over our land

I can hear the silence breaking,
Whilst I feel the earth start shaking,
The sky just started talking
And now I know we have to listen in.

How do we say
We’re not alone
After seeing life above us,
From your quiet home

The sky is clear as crystal
And all I see
Is shining lights, and stars,
Staring back at me

Life is oh so simple,
And feels just right,
Until the sky decided
To change the way of life

Is this our private secret?
Who knows the truth about our world?
The one above us right now, above your home,
Dreams remain what you make them,
They’ll guide you where you want to go
But I don’t need reminding,
No I don’t need reminding,
There’s life amongst us,
We are not alone.

Is the Sky Talkin'?

This arc bleeds electricity
The sultans of our inquiry,
Into the this sinking ship
Drained of all life

The boardwalks creaking in the wake
The waves don’t give
They only take
Lives, and hearts and bags of bloody bones

Sink or swim can’t run away
We’ve got to fix this mess today
It’s no-ones fault
The captain lost his mind

Can’t wash away without a fight
At the mercy of the night
Which looms with darkness
No sign of the sun.

Somebody has got to pay
Before this graveyard sinks away,
Can’t sweep under the rug,
The alibis

That iceberg wasn’t in the way
We changed our course,
As if to say
Surrender all your lives now,
To the sea.

One man knew he’d had enough
So set the course,
Into the rough-est,
Sea no man had ever been before.

The only way of getting out,
Was diving off the highest bow
For a few more seconds,
Freezing as you fall

Into our planet’s greatest beast,
The mercy of the darkest sea,
Where lives are taken
Merciless as all.

My Wreckage

This arc bleeds electricity
The sultans of our inquiry,
Into the this sinking ship
Drained of all life

The boardwalks creaking in the wake
The waves don’t give
They only take
Lives, and hearts and bags of bloody bones

Sink or swim can’t run away
We’ve got to fix this mess today
It’s no-ones fault
The captain lost his mind

Can’t wash away without a fight
At the mercy of the night
Which looms with darkness
No sign of the sun.

Somebody has got to pay
Before this graveyard sinks away,
Can’t sweep under the rug,
The alibis

That iceberg wasn’t in the way
We changed our course,
As if to say
Surrender all your lives now,
To the sea.

One man knew he’d had enough
So set the course,
Into the rough-est,
Sea no man had ever been before.

The only way of getting out,
Was diving off the highest bow
For a few more seconds,
Freezing as you fall

Into our planet’s greatest beast,
The mercy of the darkest sea,
Where lives are taken
Merciless as all.

Sea The End

I’m locked inside this fearful state
My thoughts do not quite resonate
What led me here?
Can I get free?
Or is this my new-world history?

The soldiers gone, not to be seen,
No love, or hate, not anything
Lying here without the truth,
I fade with time,
Just fade into a,
Shadow of what cannot be,
The same as you,
Who cannot see,
The end is coming faster still,
The final people left to kill

We are not the future,
We remain the past,
Never go down failing,
Don’t ever fall apart.
We were never the answer,
The answer lies within
A maze of silent wonder,
A maze of silence.

What’s left of you is now in me,
You’ll carry on, a chance to see,
This could have been the answer here,
Instead of living deep within your fears,
And lies and awful truths
You let it fester into you,
So now you’re gone,
And that’s never going to change,
How am I supposed to carry on with this decay,
Surrounding everything and everyone I ever loved
Whilst you’re six feet below I’ve got to stay alone, above,
The broken ground.

I’m the only future
You stay in the past
We went down fucking falling
Just let it fall apart
Coz pain was not the answer,
The answer stays within, a maze of silent wonder, a maze of silence is the end.

A Maze of Silence

Without a reason, what do we have left, to give?
There must be an answer, but nobody knows it.

YOU GAVE UP YOUR EMPTY FREEDOM,
SURRENDERED TO THE SKY,
SO, DON’T GIVE SOME BLIND CONFESSION,
NOT WHEN YOU DON’T EVEN TRY.

I’m giving up the chase now, it’s coming out in vein,
Try looking for some answer, don’t leave it all in pain.


YOU GAVE UP YOUR EMPTY FREEDOM,
SURRENDERED TO THE SKY,
SO, DON’T GIVE SOME BLIND CONFESSION,
NOT WHEN YOU DON’T EVEN TRY.

Surrender means a lifetime of kidding your own doubts
Don’t leave the past to find you, let justice take it out
I’m giving up the chase now it’s coming out in vein,
If you’re to take my freedom I’ll claim it at the gates.

YOU GAVE UP YOUR EMPTY FREEDOM,
SURRENDERED TO THE SKY,
SO, DON’T GIVE SOME BLIND CONFESSION,
NOT WHEN YOU DON’T EVEN TRY

*BREAK*

DON’T GIVE UP YOUR EMPTY FREEDOM,
SURRENDER TO THE SKY,
YOU GAVE SOME BLIND CONFESSION,
YOU DIDN’T EVEN TRY.
FUCK GIVING UP THE CHASE NOW, DON’T THROW THIS ALL AWAY
YOU ARE YOUR OWN COMMANDER SO RE-ALIGN YOUR FAITH.


EMPTY FREEDOM

Empty Freedom

Missing out on every day,
Can’t escape, I have to stay
Will the bullshit ever end?
Or is this the current trend?

This is not what you’re about
Times come now to get myself,
Out of this place,
Which has no name,
I’ve finished playing this old boring game.

Not here
Not there
Or anywhere
Will I ever belong?
Am I
The one
To break this curse
And find the path to set me on my way

Night comes quickly after days
Spent draining precious life away
Time to accept,
You are way more than this

365 days
Gone forever,
Washed away
Don’t ever repeat this shitty mistake

Not here
Not there
Not anywhere
Find where I belong
You are
The one
To fix this mess
And walk the path to take me on my way

The purpose has been served,
Lessons you have learned
The prizes you have earned,
But bridges you must burn,
And walk away
Into the brightness of the new today.

Today

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The outcome came and went
Without a breath
Years of awe, and wonder taken
Now nothings left

Taken by a breath
Which closed the door
A door slammed shut
Left un-hinged, so you gave up

You gave up
You let it win
I was not easy
That’s just it
Easier to throw away,
Than see me quit

Your change in ignorance chose to ignore
The person pleading on the floor

All I needed was for you
To even try and understand
I don’t need anything except
To hold my hand, and help me up.

Tried to figure it out
Without you there
I can’t be near you,
When you just don’t care.

That’s the final nail
The curtain call
You’re too important
Too high to fall
You sacrificed the one that was forever
To fight and face the world together

A change in ignorance
Has fucked it all.

Change in Ignorance

Decaying thoughts lost in the wind,
The water trying to seep in
Forcing change is not the way
Natural breakthroughs must be made
One of honesty,
Not of greed
Let hopes pass,
They’ll one day be.

This time is pressing,
A looming black

Back to basics,
Further still
Relentless energy to consume
Words appear
Thoughts don’t fade

Solitary moments in a break in the rain.

This place once filled, in a better me
A life of love and prosperity
The love remains but scarred and black,
Tainted, bruised, under attack.
A memory of them, and you.

Searching for something,
Once so ripe
Now dead, the good times,
Locked deep outta sight.

A purpose will come,
Whether near, or so far
As the bell tower goes six.
I reach for a star
A town I hold dear
Memories remain
As I scribble my heartache
In a break in the rain.

A Break in the Rain

Take a deep breath
Let it seep in
Control your fears, and now
We can begin

The stars above start calling
Who knows we’re here?
Is it just me who hears them?
Am I supposed to listen in?

They want to know
Why we are here
Who do we answer to and,
Do we all fear

What we don’t know
Or understand
They want to find the answer
To take over our land

I can hear the silence breaking,
Whilst I feel the earth start shaking,
The sky just started talking
And now I know we have to listen in.

How do we say
We’re not alone
After seeing life above us,
From your quiet home

The sky is clear as crystal
And all I see
Is shining lights, and stars,
Staring back at me

Life is oh so simple,
And feels just right,
Until the sky decided
To change the way of life

Is this our private secret?
Who knows the truth about our world?
The one above us right now, above your home,
Dreams remain what you make them,
They’ll guide you where you want to go
But I don’t need reminding,
No I don’t need reminding,
There’s life amongst us,
We are not alone.

Is the Sky Talkin'?

This arc bleeds electricity
The sultans of our inquiry,
Into the this sinking ship
Drained of all life

The boardwalks creaking in the wake
The waves don’t give
They only take
Lives, and hearts and bags of bloody bones

Sink or swim can’t run away
We’ve got to fix this mess today
It’s no-ones fault
The captain lost his mind

Can’t wash away without a fight
At the mercy of the night
Which looms with darkness
No sign of the sun.

Somebody has got to pay
Before this graveyard sinks away,
Can’t sweep under the rug,
The alibis

That iceberg wasn’t in the way
We changed our course,
As if to say
Surrender all your lives now,
To the sea.

One man knew he’d had enough
So set the course,
Into the rough-est,
Sea no man had ever been before.

The only way of getting out,
Was diving off the highest bow
For a few more seconds,
Freezing as you fall

Into our planet’s greatest beast,
The mercy of the darkest sea,
Where lives are taken
Merciless as all.

My Wreckage

This arc bleeds electricity
The sultans of our inquiry,
Into the this sinking ship
Drained of all life

The boardwalks creaking in the wake
The waves don’t give
They only take
Lives, and hearts and bags of bloody bones

Sink or swim can’t run away
We’ve got to fix this mess today
It’s no-ones fault
The captain lost his mind

Can’t wash away without a fight
At the mercy of the night
Which looms with darkness
No sign of the sun.

Somebody has got to pay
Before this graveyard sinks away,
Can’t sweep under the rug,
The alibis

That iceberg wasn’t in the way
We changed our course,
As if to say
Surrender all your lives now,
To the sea.

One man knew he’d had enough
So set the course,
Into the rough-est,
Sea no man had ever been before.

The only way of getting out,
Was diving off the highest bow
For a few more seconds,
Freezing as you fall

Into our planet’s greatest beast,
The mercy of the darkest sea,
Where lives are taken
Merciless as all.

Sea The End

I’m locked inside this fearful state
My thoughts do not quite resonate
What led me here?
Can I get free?
Or is this my new-world history?

The soldiers gone, not to be seen,
No love, or hate, not anything
Lying here without the truth,
I fade with time,
Just fade into a,
Shadow of what cannot be,
The same as you,
Who cannot see,
The end is coming faster still,
The final people left to kill

We are not the future,
We remain the past,
Never go down failing,
Don’t ever fall apart.
We were never the answer,
The answer lies within
A maze of silent wonder,
A maze of silence.

What’s left of you is now in me,
You’ll carry on, a chance to see,
This could have been the answer here,
Instead of living deep within your fears,
And lies and awful truths
You let it fester into you,
So now you’re gone,
And that’s never going to change,
How am I supposed to carry on with this decay,
Surrounding everything and everyone I ever loved
Whilst you’re six feet below I’ve got to stay alone, above,
The broken ground.

I’m the only future
You stay in the past
We went down fucking falling
Just let it fall apart
Coz pain was not the answer,
The answer stays within, a maze of silent wonder, a maze of silence is the end.

A Maze of Silence


About Me

Bio

I have been writing music since the age of 9. I have always had a head full of words and an urge to write them down. Being a lyricist/musician is an incredibly rewarding job, as you have the full circle experience of writing, and then hearing/playing the song live to loads of people. I have been playing drums and guitar from the age of 6/7, and play drums in 2 bands. I write a lot of my music on piano and guitar. My style ranges from Heavy Rock ballads to to soft piano pieces and acoustic guitar-led heart
eakers.

CV/History

inFade. UK Rock Band. Drummer/Lyrics/Backing Vocals
Delve. UK Alt Band. Drummer/Lyrics/Backing Vocals
Without Warning UK Band. Songwriter/Drummer/Vocals.
Calm at the Close. UK Pop Band. Songwriter/Lead Vocals & Drums.

Key Dates

2020- UK Theatre Tour. Tribute Band.
2020- 02 Academy Tour. Tribute Band.
2020- UK Support Tour. Delve (Originals Band)

Contact

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