All The Right Notes

By PavLuvsPercyJackson

Humor / Romance

Chapter 11

Hey guys!

To those of you asked me some questions; yes, rubbish and garbage are the same thing, we just call it rubbish here in Australia, and I don't know the song by One Republic, so I'll have a listen and maybe I'll put it in :D

Hope you guys enjoy the chapter XD

When I woke up the next morning, I had the most painful headache I'd ever had in my life.

Letting out a groan, I started to sit up and found myself in the living room of a house I'd never been to before.

"Perce!" A girl's voice exclaimed, making me wince at the sudden screeching and the ringing in my ears. "You're awake."

"Yeah," I grumbled. "What happened."

The voice belonged to Piper, who explained how the punch I was drinking last night was spiked and that I got drunk and they had to bring me to Rachel's place.

"Oh god, Mom's going to kill me!" I mumbled, rubbing my throbbing temples. "Where are the others?"

"They're in the kitchen getting breakfast. C'mon, we'll get you some Aspirin."

Piper helped me up off the couch and I staggered after her, heading towards an open door frame that led to the kitchen.

The rest of my friends were seated around a table, except for Rachel who was cooking some bacon. "Percy!" They cheered, assaulting my brain with their racket.

"Guys! Stop yelling!" I protested, sitting in one of the spare seats and resting my head on my arms.

"Aw, poor Percy," Nico said with sarcastic sympathy. "I told you not to drink the punch."

"Screw you Nico."

Jason, Leo, Thalia and Reyna snickered. Piper put a glass of water and two Aspirin tablets in front of me. Swallowing the medicine with the water, I closed my eyes and willing the headache to go away.

"Shut up," I grumbled to them all as they started yelling to each other again.

Annabeth frowned. "We aren't shouting Percy."

I spent of my hangover lying on the couch, occasionally yelling at my friends for their excessive noise, though I knew it was just me. I didn't know when I'd be able to go home, I couldn't go back while I was still hungover, and who knew how long that would last.

I would take some more Aspirin every few hours, before falling asleep on the couch, trying to sleep off the headache.

I hid my hangover from Mom and Paul for an entire week before Luke came to pick me up for a gig.

The four other members of the band still hadn't let the whole thing go, and Luke kept teasing me, saying something about koalas, but I had no idea what he was talking about.

Our Band-Van pulled up at the back of a pub, and two guys came out to help us with Leo and Jason's gear.

We set up on the stage, the people at the bar paying us no attention.

I tuned my electric guitar, humming the lyrics of our songs. Nico practiced some of the harder bass riffs, and there were some pretty cool ones in Three Days Grace songs.

Setting his kit up on stage, Jason lightly played a drum roll, bringing the crowds' gazes to the band. Luke, Nico and I took our places.

"Hey guys! We are Final Evolution!" Luke said, holding his hand out to the crowd.

Speaking into his microphone to drown out the cheering, Jason said, "Today we're gonna do a tribute for you guys. Have any of you heard of Three Days Grace?"

The cheering swelled and Nico introduced the first song.

"This song's called Animal I Have Become."

He started to play his bass, plucking the heavy strings, then Luke started copying the riff and I started playing the chords on distortion when Jason smacked the drums.

I can't escape this hellSo many times i've triedBut i'm still caged insideSomebody get me through this nightmareI can't control myself

Pelting out the music in full volume, we played the chorus.

So what if you can see the darkest side of me?No one will ever change this animal I have becomeHelp me believe it's not the real meSomebody help me tame this animal(This animal, this animal)

I can't escape myself(I can't escape myself)So many times i've lied(So many times i've lied)But there's still rage insideSomebody get me through this nightmareI can't control myself

So what if you can see the darkest side of me?No one will ever change this animal I have becomeHelp me believe it's not the real meSomebody help me tame this animal I have becomeHelp me believe it's not the real meSomebody help me tame this animal

Somebody help me through this nightmareI can't control myselfSomebody wake me from this nightmareI can't escape this hell

Jason and Nico whispered the words into their microphones.

(This animal, this animal, this animal, this animal, this animal, this animal, this animal)

All the music stopped except for the slightly muted sound of Luke's guitar.

So what if you can see the darkest side of me?No one will ever change this animal I have become

Jason bought the beat back in and we played the final chorus.

Help me believe it's not the real meSomebody help me tame this animal I have becomeHelp me believe it's not the real meSomebody help me tame this animal(This animal I have become)

I played the outro as the song came to a close and the people in the crowd cheered.

It amazed me how many people actually wanted to see us play, and how many other people Luke managed to bring with our band's Facebook page. The guy was a marketing genius.

"This next song is called Burn, hope you guys enjoy!"

Jason and Luke started the song, and then Nico and I joined in, the three of us playing heavy chords and Jason smacking the cymbals.

I'll tell you now you can't win thisYou're way too slowI'll tell you now I'm gonna take thisDid you come here to watch me, watch me burn?

I'll let it show that I'm not always hidingCome all the way downAnd watch me burnI won't let it show that I'm not always flyingSo on the way downI'll watch you burn

So let me know just how to take thisYou're way to coldNow show me how before it breaks meDid you come here to watch me, watch me burn?

I'll let it show that I'm not always hidingCome all the way downAnd watch me burnI won't let it show that I'm not always flyingSo on the way downI'll watch you burn

We replayed the chords from the start, and then I started to play the solo.

No, oh

I'll let it show that I'm not always hidingCome all the way downAnd watch me burnI won't let it show that I'm not always flyingSo on the way downI'll watch you burn

We played the outro, and when the song stopped the spectators shouted and whistled in excitement.

Nico introduced the next song while I took a drink from my water-bottle.

"This song is called Break!"

Jason started with the beat, and then Nico and I came in with the loud chords and Luke played a small riff.

Tonight, my head is spinningI need something to pick me upI've tried but nothing is workingI won't stopI won't say I've had enoughTonight, I start the fireTonight, I break away

Break away from everybodyBreak away from everythingIf you can't stand the wayThis place isTake yourself to higher places

(ohhh, ohhh)

At night I feel like a vampireIt's not rightI just can't give it upI'll try to get myself higherLet's goWe're going to light it upTonight we start the fireTonight we break away

Break away from everybodyBreak away from everythingIf you can't stand the wayThis place isTake yourself to higher places

Luke continued with the chords and I played the solo.

If you can't stand the way this place isTake (take) yourself (yourself)To higher places

Break away from everybodyBreak away from everythingIf you can't stand the wayThis place isTake yourself to higher places

(ohh…higher places)(ohh…to higher places)(ohh…higher places)Take yourself to higher places

A/N: by the way, anything that's underlined in the songs is sung by Jason, Nico and Luke, for future reference :D

I introduced our next song, No More, and started playing the opening riff, and Jason joined after I played it twice. Then Luke and Nico came in and I started singing the lyrics.

Give me a reasonTo stay hereCause IDon't wantTo live in fear

I can't stop the rainBut I can stop the tearsI can fight the fireBut I can't fightThe fear

No moreI just can'tLive hereNo moreI can't take itCan't take itNo moreWhat do weStand forWhen we allLive in fear?

Give me a reasonTo believeCause you don'tWanna see me leave

I can't stopThe rainBut I can stopThe tearsOh, I can fightThe fireBut I can't fightThe fear

No moreI just can'tLive hereNo moreI can't take itCan't take itNo moreWhat do weStand forWhen we allLive in fear?

I played the chords and Luke started the solo.

No moreI just can'tLive hereNo moreI can't take itCan't take itNo moreWhat do weStand forWhen we allLive in fear?

I finished the song by playing the starting riff again,and the people in the pub clapped.

We had a break before playing the last songs, heading back stage to refresh and get something to eat.

"Guys!" Leo cried in excitement. "You sounded AWESOME!"

I downed the rest of the water in my bottle, relenting when he insisted on giving me a high five. Leo tended to get very excited during our gigs.

Our break went for half an hour, and then we went back on stage.

"Hey guys, we're back!" I called, earning a cheer from the people finishing their meals.

Jason tapped a drum roll. "The next song is called Bitter Taste!"

He smashed the cymbals twice, and then I started the lead guitar. The rest of the band joined in.

Just let me say one thingI've had enoughYou're selfish and sorryYou'll never learnHow to loveAs your world disassemblesBetter keep your head up

Your name,Your face isAll you have left nowBetrayed, disgracedYou've been erased

So long, so longI have erased youSo long, so longI've wanted to waste youSo long, so longI have erased youI have escapedThe bitter taste of you

Jason played a small drum solo between the verses.

Just let me clear my headI think I've had too muchYou're so disappointingBut you make good use of it

As your world disassemblesBetter keep your head up

Your name,Your face isAll you have left nowBetrayed, disgracedYou've been erased

So long, so longI have erased youSo long, so longI've wanted to waste youSo long, so longI have erased youI have escapedThe bitter taste of you

I played the awesome the awesome guitar solo, then Luke played softly in the pre-chorus.

Your name,Your face isAll you have left nowDisgraced, betrayedYou've been erased

So long, so longI have erased youSo long, so longI've wanted to waste youSo long, so longI have erased youI have escapedThe bitter taste ...I have escapedThe bitter taste of you

Jason and Luke played a solo, and then the song came to a close.

Luke introduced our last song. "The last song we're gonna play for you guys today is Riot!"

The crowd cheered as he started playing the super-fast main riff and Jason hit the beat. After a few times, Nico and I started the chords.

If you feel so emptySo used up, so let downIf you feel so angrySo ripped off so stepped onYou're not the only oneRefusing to back downYou're not the only oneSo get up

Let's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riotLet's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riot

If you feel so filthySo dirty so fucked upIf you feel so walked onSo painful so pissed offYou're not the only oneRefusing to go downYou're not the only oneSo get up

Let's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riotLet's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riot

We played the small instrumental.

If you feel so emptySo used up, so let downIf you feel so angryJust get up

Leo distorted the guitars, and I spoke the next words, before heading back into the chorus full volume.

Let's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riot

Let's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riot

Let's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riotLet's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riot

Let's start a riot, a riotLet's start a riot

The crowd yelled and whistled as our gig finished, and we waved to them before heading off stage.

Leo was predictably freaking out when we got there, already starting to unplug all his electronics. I put my guitar in its hard case, and helped Jason carry the drum set into the back of the van as Luke reversed into the garage where the pub kept all its alcohol and stuff.

"Nice going guys!" Luke grinned, jumping out of the drivers set to help Leo and Nico.

The pub manager paid us, handing the wad of cash to me.

We loaded into the band van, Leo whooped enthusiastically at our success.

Eh, endings are bad :/

Three Days Grace! So many songs I wanted to put into this chapter, sorry I didn't put I Hate Everything About You in

Please R&R! xD

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