Downside UP

Downside UP

 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
RockAcoustic

Downside Up, an Acoustic trio based out of Metro Atlanta has a captivating sound blending music styles together for a melodic representation similar to Dave Matthews Band. Influenced by: The Black Crows, Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews, John Mayer & Spill Canvas provide a plethora of music enjoyability

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Biography

Downside UP is a four piece acoustic rock ensemble that was formed in January of 2009 and has since been performing across the Southeast of the United States with the goal of building a certain level of notoriety in the music scene. With over 100 shows under their belt, they have developed a professional vision for marketing their business in the industry of artists. They have shared the stage with national touring artists such as Ocean is Theory, Girl in a Coma, States, 10 Years, Nee Deep, Asherel, IRE, as well as many others. Recently they were entered into a competition to perform at Bonnaroo in June 2012. However, with the disappointment of not being able to perform, another window of opportunity was opened before the band. They were chosen to play at BamaJam 2012 this past June with such artists as Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Alan Jackson, NEEDTOBREATHE, Eric Church, and many other high profile artists. This landmark performance set a standard for the four individual’s remaining years as active musicians looking to make a career out of their passions. Their music has been familiarized with Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, and Counting Crows. Their main attraction has always been their catchy sing song chorus that complements an equally pulsating guitar melody. The acoustic rock band continually brings success with them wherever they go. Rendy Lovelady, Producer of BamaJam, says, “This band has one of the freshest sounds I have heard in a long time. They would fit in a club or college venue with ease.” Consequently, the group has fulfilled that objective within the heart of the college music scene. Their mission is to provide quality music that is pleasing to the ears of others.

Lyrics

Post Script

Written By: Ronnie Stanley

Something's aching that I need to get out
Have I buried it so deep that it's hard to get out?
Could it be the death of my mother?
But I hate to listen to doctors

CHORUS
But you do this to yourself
And please note if I have doubt
You always told me to watch my mouth
Well look how far, look how far it's gotten me now

Your friends, they never come around
And all my friends, all my friends are strung out
I never seemed to get the concept of something like this

CHORUS
But you do this to yourself
And please note if I have doubt
You always told me to watch my mouth
But look how far, look how far it's gotten me now

Post Script, this is it. I'm letting you go.
I said Post Script, this is it. I'm letting you go.

Augusta (The Stripper Song)

Written By: Ronnie Stanley

Have you seen her name on the side of broadway?
Shes got it grafitted in purple spray paint, she wakes
with fame in her eyes, the big city lights with her name in the marquee
daddy's little girl wants to be a dancing queen

CHORUS
But I'll be waiting for you by the square
I got nothing but time, there's no pun in my rhyme
I just thought that I'd be kicking it until you get there
I've got a pocket full of posy, If you ever want to know me
If you ever wanna come swing my way
But ashes to ashes we burn the same

Did she wait with fear in her mind?
her hips only move to the groove of the dollar sign
she lies next to how reality feels
her pride is no longer than those six inch heels
Daddy's little girl's just trying to pay the bills

CHORUS
But I'll be waiting for you by the square
I got nothing but time, there's no pun in my rhyme
I just thought that I'd be kicking it until you get there
I've got a pocket full of posy, If you ever want to know me
If you ever wanna come swing my way
But ashes to ashes we burn the same

CHORUS
But I'll be waiting for you by the square
I got nothing but time, there's no pun in my rhyme
I just thought that I'd be kicking it until you get there
Oh I said I've got a pocket full of posy, If you ever want to know me
If you ever wanna come swing my way
But ashes to ashes we burn the same

Message In A Throttle

Written By: Ronnie Stanley


is there a train to come my way?
all aboard
the future awaits
why would i fly with all this time to waste?
packed inside tomorrow, threw away the days case
i cant get the noise outside of my head
a symphony of shattered glass harmonizes with the streets violin

love me i know that you could if you tried
all the rails tried to save your soul so ill see if these can partake in mine
times never late
oh you know it never misses a beat
i wish that i could stop it all and live inside my own infinity

along were his friends
jack and jim
the lights were turning red but he was at it again
fate came to me at ninety degrees
geometric signs calculated our destiny
after the swig, she took her last breath.
her blood made love to the windshield as my face kissed the dash

love me i know that you could if you tried
all the rails tried to save your soul so ill see if these can partake in mine
times never late
oh you know it never misses a beat
i wish that i could stop it all and live inside my own infinity

i would invite you there, if you werent living yours somewhere else

i've fallen so damn deep
if only your soul went to hell then you could catch me

love me i know that you could if you tried
all the rails tried to save your soul so ill see if these can partake in mine
times never late
oh you know it never misses a beat
i wish that i could stop it all and live inside my own infinity

i would invite you there, if you werent living yours somewhere else

My New Light

Written By: Ronnie Stanley

My New Light-

oh my god
i think its a miracle
have i just lost my mind?
or have i just found my soul
deep in the debts of a broken home
my mind just needed a place to sleep
dont you know?

oh my god i think its a tragedy
everybody's burning and im living the best i could be
im living in extasy
my wheels are turning but i am not rolling

let me introduce you to my new self and my new light i think its alright
let me reintroduce you too my newself and my new light i think its alright
as long as im just keeping it up the first time
keeping it up the second try
keeping it up with the time that flies.

oh my god
i cant get you out of my head
if you want to leave then i dont think you shouldve came in
all the times that i tried to give
she crept in my window
laying in my bed naked

let me introduce you to my new self and my new light i think its alright
let me reintroduce you too my newself and my new light i think its alright
as long as im just keeping it up the first time
keeping it up the second try
keeping it up with the time that flies.

Anchors

Written By: Ronnie Stanley

anchors

How are you doing
hope youre well
if i could set the winds to send this ship to sail
they maybe we could
hit it up westbound
but im tired of aiming towards
a b c d e f g
because im ready to get h i
and hit all the way to z

this anchors too deep and its too heavy to pull to me
i let you get too deep and you have this pull on me

when you get to frantic
i just want to toss you in the atlantic
because girl i just cant take that
all of this cryin for what you did over the weekend
ya see
everybody knows everybody in this little big town
so dont you think for a second that i was creepin
im real good in with your girlfriends
and they tell me what you try too keep from leakin


this anchors too deep and its too heavy to pull to me
i let you get too deep and you have this pull on me

The Habits You Don't Like

Written By: Downside Up

The habits you don’t like

I’m tired of thinking about
Somebody who doesn’t think about me
And I’m tired of wasting this ink
On somebody who doesn’t think about me

Take your pride as I’m walking outside
To fulfill the habits you don’t like
And I don’t care what you have to say
Cause I could be leaving if you were standing in my way

I’m tired of singing about
Somebody who doesn’t listen to me
And I’m tired of wasting these texts
On somebody who doesn’t listen to me

Take your pride as I’m walking outside
To fulfill the habits you don’t like
And I don’t care what you have to say
Cause I could be leaving if you were standing in my way

Breathe Baby, Breathe

Written By: Downside Up

Breathe Baby, Breathe

If sadness keeps you away from me
I hope you cry yourself a river
And drown in your sleep
I don’t want to sleep in your bed sheets
I live inside your messy closet
You don’t want to let me out
We don’t talk about it

It’s where I live
It’s where you've kept me hid

Breathe baby breathe
It’s not as easy as it seems
When the world needs a shoulder to lean
I wanted to plant the world at your feet
Your ground is infertile
Like your mother, she wished she could be
She was the eve that ate the apple from the tree
But I won’t speak of your blasphemy.

It’s where I live
It’s where you’ve kept me hid