I Be Grand Love

I Be Grand Love

BandRockNew Age

Sexy, dreamy, sinister, moody.

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Biography

I Be Grand Love was founded by Gabriel Olson and Devon Whitaker. The two actually met through a craigslist ad for musicians. Gabriel had put up an ad seeking local musicians and the only one that responded was Devon. The two immediately started working on songs together. Coming together in the beginning they were able to bounce off of one another musically. Having two different upbringings of music allowed them to teach one another and keep the music always interesting to one another. Gabriel growing up on 70's style music such as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, etc. Devon grew up on more of a motown style of music, such as Al Green Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters.

Growing up on different music didn't stop the two from gravitating towards the same style of music. Some more recent influences on the two are Blonde Redhead, Beach House, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, U2, The Cars, Radiohead, The Helio Sequence.

After writing several songs doing a few acoustic shows here and there the two started to find other musicians to form a band. After and few bass players and drummers fell through, they eventually found a steady bass player, then followed by a drummer. These four eventually started the first band and recorded some tracks, and played a hand full of live shows locally. The band later broke away and eventually Gabriel and Devon took a few months hiatus. The two took the time to learn some other musical genres of guitar work and write some solo music. When the two got back together in late 2010 their minds were fresh and ready to start an entirely different sound. Ready to make an impact and not make the same mistakes twice. The big thing was the band name. We wanted something to stick out and be meaningful to us because we are the driving force to this music we create. I Be Grand Love, is every letter from our first names, Gabriel - Devon. So I Be Grand Love is Gabriel and Devon.

Lyrics

Alive

Written By: Devon Whitaker/ Gabriel Olson

Your skin/ must be made of porcelain/ is the real you/ locked somewhere within/ do you hide now/ behind a painted grin/ and I bet you move/ when they tell you to move/ and I want to know/ is there life in you/ is there love/ on the inside/ behind those/ hollow eyes/ you make me feel/ alive/ for your facade/ you'll turn your back now on your god/ is it worth/ all that you've lost/ so you pay the cost/ to be now just the only boss/ and I bet you move/ when they tell you to move/ and I want to know/ is there life in you/ is there love/ on the inside/ behind those/ hollow eyes/ you make me feel/ alive/ your skin/ must be made of porcelain/is the real you/ locked somewhere within/ you hide now/ behind a painted grin/ and I bet you move/ when they tell you to move/ and I want to know/ is there life in you/ is there love/ on the inside/ behind those/ hollow eyes/ you make me feel/ alive

Tiny Tigress (so wont you run)

Written By: Devon Whitaker/ Gabriel Olson

I have so much love to give/ and you have none/ my heart is an open book/ and yours is shut/ so run now/ tiny little tigress/ wont you run from love love love/ love love love/ so run now/ tiny little tigress/ wont you run from love love love/ so wont you run/ so wont you run from love/ wont you/ I have clean hands/ can't you understand/ you can't know/ I am all but skin/ can't you see within/ oh you wont/ so run now tiny little tigress/ wont you run from love love love/ love love love/ so run now/ tiny little tigress/ wont you run from love love love/ so wont you run/ wont you run/ so wont you run from love/ so wont you run from love/ wont you run/ wont you run/ wont you run/

Push

Written By: Devon Whitaker/ Gabriel Olson

Girl/ you've got your nerve/ no matter what the consequences/ I want you stay stay/ so girl/ you've got your nerve/ no matter what the consequences/ oh wont you stay stay/ I want you/ I want you stay/ So you dream out loud/ and the weight you feel right now/ oh causes you to hit the ground/ and I may seem so insincere/ regarding all your many tiny fears/ but I wont push you dear/ and I no longer care for what they say/ all I need is just one more reason/ to push them all away/ so girl you've got you're nerve/ no matter what the consequences/ oh wont you stay/ I want you/ I want you stay/ oh stay/ no matter what the consequences/ oh wont you stay/ if darkness must crave/ give it not a place to live or stay/ let it find the light of day/ so girl oh you've got your nerve/ no matter what the consequences I want you stay / oh wont you/ oh wont you stay/ seeing how there's no place left to hide/ and the signs of these times/ maybe we should finally let go/ so stay here/ no fear/ I wont push/ you so far away/ and I wont push/ I wont push/ away/ I wont push I wont.