49 Stones

49 Stones

 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
BandRockAlternative

49 Stones is a band that can move from down-and-dirty rock and roll to funky groove tunes to mainstream pop-rock without batting an eye. They've got a knack for writing hooks that stay in your head all day, and a passion for making every show the best one yet.

Biography

Rock. Refined. That’s how Kansas City-based alternative rock band 49 Stones describes their music. 

Music on Monster -- That’s how fans describe the experience of a 49 Stones live show.

After a busy 10 months with show dates in the heart of Kansas City’s music scene and in other midwest music venues, the band is stepping up their already frenetic pace. They are preparing material for their next CD, a yet-to-be-titled work, while exploring new avenues to share their unique brand of music with their fans in the midwest -- and beyond.

The band’s hard work is paying off. In the last 18 months, in addition to earning critical acclaim for their current  release, “Turn it On,” 49 Stones has earned a number of awards, including:

-Two-time finalist for Kansas City’s Red White and Boom competition

-Top vote-getter in local Ruckus

-New Musicians Showcase champions

-Project Backstage Silver Guitarist of the Year 

-Nominations for Project Backstage Best Female Vocalist and Artist of the Year 

-Club Wars finalist

-Benefit shows for Joplin tornado victims

Give us a listen . . . your ears will thank you.

Take a listen for yourself here, and also visit our Youtube page: youtube.com/49stones

Lyrics

Crowded

Written By: Emma

I’m standing
Standing all alone in a crowded room
I’m standing
Standing all alone in a crowded room

Start walking through the smoke
And I’m looking around
Everyone’s living with a blind eye
I feel like a poor man holding a suicide note
They look away in reply

I’m standing
Standing all alone in a crowded room
Alone in a crowded room
What’ve I got to do
Alone in a crowded room

I’m screaming but I know the air is thick in here
It’s thick with battle plans
I feel like a hungry child crying in another language
They say that they don’t understand

I’m standing
Standing all alone in a crowded room
Alone in a crowded room
What’ve I got to do
Alone in a crowded room

I listen carefully for a warning bell
But you could hear a pin drop in this place
I feel like a sad sad story no one wants to tell
Even if I’m looking in their face

I’m standing
Standing all alone in a crowded room
Alone in a crowded room
What’ve I got to do
Alone in a crowded room
Alone in a crowded room

Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Open your eyes

Alive Tonight

Written By: Emma

We’re not standing on the corner with a cup held out
In our minds, in our hearts, well there is no doubt
Sometimes a little danger is good for the soul
Well there’s a fine line between seeing and knowing
We’re hanging on the line of precarious motion
Turn it on, plug it in, crank it up and then again
1, 2, 3, 4, now we’re ready to begin

When the stars align
Rock and roll is alive
And this is our time
Rock and roll is alive tonight

Gold and silver melted into our hands
We’re not working no lemonade stand
Tell me now why the ordinary makes you feel so good
Well nobody brought us into this life
So we could cry about the chances that we denied
Turn it on, plug it in, crank it up and then again
1, 2, 3, 4, now we’re ready to begin

When the stars align
Rock and roll is alive
And this is our time
Rock and roll is alive tonight
When the stars align
Rock and roll is alive
And this is our time
Rock and roll is alive tonight

When the stars align and the sounds combine
A voice is heard saying all the right words
A crowd is near, suddenly it’s clear
Bittersweet goodbye, then you learn to fly

Devil All Along

Written By: Emma

I’m gonna need something strong tonight
Something pretty powerful
You’re more than I bargained for
I need something pretty powerful
Ooh, you’re taking me higher
You set me on fire
You’re taking me higher
You set me on fire

I should have known you’d be standing there
Looking like a saint and a devil
Yeah, I should have known
You’d be standing there
Looking like a saint and a devil

Everybody told me you were changing
I didn’t want to believe
But now I realize that you were just a
Devil all along, a devil all along, a devil along

My heart was just a sacrifice
Had to be made
So you could keep on playing
Your selfish little game
Oh, you’re taking me higher
You set me on fire
You’re still taking me higher
You set me on fire

I should have known you’d be standing there
Looking like a saint and a devil
I said I should have known
You’d be standing there
Looking like a saint and a devil

Everybody told me you were changing
I didn’t want to believe
But now I realize that you were just a
Devil all along, a devil all along, a devil along
You were just a devil all along
A devil all along, a devil all along, a devil all along

A devil all along, a devil all along...

Cruel and Unusual

Written By: Emma

I’ve been sitting and thinking and watching and hoping
But now I’ve really had enough
You’ve been sinking into concrete quicksand
How could you still be oblivious?
Hold out your hands and close your eyes
I’d like to give you something
Will you guard it with your life?

No no no no, this is not a game
We treat the Earth like one another
This is such a shame
With no apology we’ve been
Breaking nature’s rules
It’s a vicious cycle, this is cruel and unusual

I noticed that your front yard
Looks really, really nice
How many chemicals did you have to use
To make your little paradise?
This is really quite an impressive legacy
That you’re leaving behind
Can you look into a child’s eyes
And say it’s gonna be all right
And will you say
Hold out your hands and close your eyes
I’d like to give you something
Will you guard it with your life?

No no no no, this is not a game
We treat the Earth like one another
This is such a shame
With no apology we’ve been
Breaking nature’s rules
It’s a vicious cycle, this is cruel and unusual

Im not gonna settle for apathy
Im not gonna wait around for calamity
Im not gonna be a part of the insanity
I’m gonna stand up, stand up for humanity

Chorus
Hold out your hands and close your eyes
I’d like to give you something
Will you guard it with your life?

Are You Listening

Written By: Emma

One dark night there was trouble in the city
A voice raised up in a political committee, said
“I don’t want your money; too late for your pity
Are you listening? Are you listening?”

The microphones are on, and the cameras are rolling
Somebody stands up and says, “I’m sick of the controlling
And the silver spoon that feeds all your stories and your polling
Are you listening? Are you listening?”

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the eye of the storm
Spots of color say I’m farther and farther from home

Monumental crisis was averted yesterday
And the conscience of society is dwindling away
But it’s all right, we’ll bring it home on election day

So who twisted up our sick reality
Threw a trophy to the masses in slick duality
Made us unaware of our own mortality
Are you listening?

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the eye of the storm
Spots of color say I’m farther and farther from home

Hey hey, all right, it was on a dark night
Lights in the sky, it was the fourth of July
Somebody stood up in the blink of an eye
Were you listening? Were you listening?

Hey, all right, it was on a dark night
Lights in the sky, it was the fourth of July
Shots rang out in the blink of an eye
Were you listening? Were you listening?

Are you listening? Are you listening?
Are you listening? Are you listening?
Are you listening? Are you listening?
Are you listening? Are you listening?

Discography

Turn It On (12-song album) - Release Date: December 18, 2010

Currently recording new, yet-to-be-titled album, to be releases in 2012.

Set List

We play sets of original music anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.