40 East

40 East

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The songs of 40 East are the soundtrack of the open road. Their sound ranges from the beautiful storytelling of American folk to the full throttle intensity of solid rock 'n roll.

Biography

The song of the open road. Stretching endlessly across the American landscape. Passing a variety of people and places; their stories reverberating. The same wanderlust that called Kerouac, calls each of us to travel new roads and perhaps even start over.

40 East came together in late 2006. Formed from the remnants of The Hinges and All Their Eyes. Consisting of Josh Muddiman on vocals and guitar; Joshua Howard on lead guitar; Dave Kruse on bass; and Jason Palm on drums.

Lyrics

Something to Look Forward To

Written By: Josh Muddiman and Joshua Howard

She looks a little haggard to me
she rests her pretty head right here
she’s the only thing I need she’s the only thing that’s keeping me her
So I’ll keep waiting for the day when she’ll say

let’s get in my car
and ride it till the muthafuckin wheels fall off
maybe in the meantime we’ll have
something to look forward to

She’s breathes out a sigh of relief
and drops here shoulders down once more
she reaches up to her face and pulls her sunglasses through her dark hair
I’ll keep waiting for the day when she’ll say

let’s get in my car
and ride it till the muthafuckin wheels fall off
maybe in the meantime we’ll have
something to look forward to

and now she’s climbing right on top of me
smashes a kiss into my face
it’s so hard not to get lost though I ought too
and speaking of lost I think we are

she’s the only thing I need she’s the only thing that’s keeping me here
So I’ll keep waiting for the day

Waiting All Night

Written By: Josh Muddiman

She lights a cigarette
Looks deep into my eyes
says "honey I don't know you that well
but I want you to stay the night"
my heart begins to race
I don't know what to say

It takes me by surprise
that she would be so blunt
thinking to myself
is this what I really want tonight
or should I just go home
another night alone

Before i say a word
she pulls me in real close
says "honey your coming with me
you don't really have a choice"
we stumble out the bar
and pile in her car

And I waited for this all night
need to make some love or start a fight
I've been waiting for way to long as it is
I need something to numb the pain
one drink won't do more like sixteen
getting wasted

we get back to her house
she pulls me through the door
say honey I hope you know
I've never done nothing like this before
I look into her eyes
to see if she is lying

she just looks back at me
and leans in for a kiss
I don't want to know the truth
I just want to remember this
so I return her kiss
cause ignorance is bliss

Stay Beautiful

Written By: Josh Muddiman

You're so beautiful
and I just can't wait
to get you alone
to get you and me away
away from everyone
cause they don't understand
that you're the girl for me
and soon I'll be your man

when I get you alone
I'm going to do those dirty things
I've been thinking bout
every since I saw your face
so come get next to me
I think I got what it takes
to make a girl like you
forget everything

Stay beautiful

Discography

FALL IN LOVE OR FALL APART (EP)
© 2007 Blue Room Records
Recorded by Ice Cream Factory Studios.
Mixed by Chris Schmidt at Sheperds Pie

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO (SINGLE)
© 2006 Blue Room Records
Recorded by Ice Cream Factory Studios.
Mixed by Chris Schmidt at Sheperds Pie

Set List

We play original music and occasionally pay homage to our influences by doing a rare cover song. We usually play a 45 - 90 minute set depending on the venue.