A Band Called Wanda

A Band Called Wanda

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'A Band This F**king Good Shouldn't Have Such A S**t Name' - Larry Love, Alabama 3. Larry said it because it's true, well, that A Band Called Wanda are a great band at least. The four-piece seem to have an endless list of catchy, poetic, intelligent tunes and their live act is truly special.

Biography

A Band Called Wanda are a folk/rock band from Galway in the West of Ireland. Having recently supported the likes of Alabama 3 in London's Brixton Jamm, The Sawdoctors and The Hothouse Flowers, they are set to play this year's Arthur's Day celebrations by hosting two venues in Galway on September 23rd.
Their live shows are quickly getting them noticed on the Irish music scene, and their upcoming debut album is one to watch out for.

Lyrics

Two By Two

Written By: A Band Called Wanda

We're all walking down the road with a view to never look back,
we're all marching two by two, except for the girl at the front and yer man at the back.

And I know you've loved before but you've never had a chance like this,
to save all human kind and start it with a little kiss.

And we're walking two by tow,
such a clever idea but a funny little thing to do do do do.
can I march with you,
Noah saved us from the flood and I know we're gonna sail right through.

Love lingered long before and it ended with a little touch,
Girl I know you adore but maybe you want too much.
Who'd have thought that night you'd ever see me alive?
Now I climb the mountain just to meet you at the other side.

And we're walking two by tow,
such a clever idea but a funny little thing to do do do do.
can I march with you,
Noah saved us from the flood and I know we're gonna sail right through.

It's a long way down from here to the ground,
if we didn't climb the mountain we surely would have drowned,
they say that luck comes at the third time around,
we're gonna be saved, gonna be saved, we're gonna...

It's a long way down from here to the ground,
if we didn't climb the mountain we surely would have drowned,
they say that luck comes at the third time around,
we're gonna be saved, gonna be saved, we're gonna...

Gonna get so high, high high...

We're all walking down the road with a view to never look back,
we're all marching two by two, except for the girl at the front and yer man at the back.

And I know you've loved before but you've never had a chance like this,
to save all human kind and start it with a little kiss.

And we're walking two by tow,
such a clever idea but a funny little thing to do do do do.
can I march with you,
Noah saved us from the flood and I know we're gonna sail right through.

Can I march with you?
Can I march with you?
Can I march with you?
Can I march with you?

Cowboy Song

Written By: A Band Called Wanda

Lying here, I'm counting my toes,
counting every minute that goes,
and I don't want to know,
I don't want to know.
Lying here I'm counting on you,
lying's the only thing that I do,
and you don't want to know,
you don't want to know.

I don't want to be staying where I don't belong.
Don't want to be the man living in a country song,
for too long.

If you put two and two together babe, you'd only come out with three.
See that man with the guitar on his back, well that man was meant to be me.
Walking dusty roads with the sun in his path just trying to set his heart free.
Some people in this world were meant to be loved but it's the loneliest life for me.

I'm a bad-ass cowboy,
don't tell me 'cos I've been told.
I'm a bad-ass cowboy,
a killer with a heart of gold.

Lying here resting my bones,
just waiting fro the numbness to go,
I don't want to know,
I don't want to know.

I don't want to be staying where I don't belong.
Don't want to be the man living in a country song,
for too long.

If you put two and two together babe, you'd only come out with three.
See that man with the gun in his hand, well that man was meant to be me.
Walking dusty roads with the sun in his path just trying to set his heart free.
Some people in this world were meant to be loved but it's the loneliest life for me.

I'm a bad-ass cowboy,
don't tell me 'cos I've been told.
I'm a bad-ass cowboy,
a killer with a heart of gold.
I'm a bad-ass cowboy,
just looking for that place to rest,
I'm a bad-ass cowboy,
with the sun I'll set for the west.

I'm bad for you.

I See People

Written By: A Band Called Wanda

I see people look through windows as if they were bars,
they sit there counting money, it doesn't get them too far,
do they know where they're supposed to go?

I feel like a ghost as I walk the main street,
I see people marching by to their monetary beat,
Do they know where they're supposed to go?

(no,no,no,no)

If you could be just more demanding.
(yeah,yeah,yeah)
Learn to see the heights and not to fear the fall.
If I could be more than a man could be, we'd be free, freer than free, oh baby you and me.

I I feel restless, I feel tired, I feel old but I'm young.
And everyday my desire is to follow the sun,
'cos we know, where we're supposed to go.

I love you, oh I love you, I think it's plain to see, that the feelings we have won't just sink to the sea, if we go, where we're supposed to go.

If you could be just more demanding.
(yeah,yeah,yeah)
Learn to see the heights and not to fear the fall.
If I could be more than a man could be, we'd be free, freer than free...

Maybe there's a place where we should be,
sat in the garden with a family tree,
we're still so young and still so much to see,
but if you take my hand and run away with me.

Broken Bones

Written By: A Band Called Wanda

You're breaking my bones, breaking my bones.
Sticks and stones, they're just sticks and stones, but I'm down, I'm down.

I don't know why, we just seem to get by, I don't know why we just belong.

When you're lonely. oh when you're lonely just think of me, just think of me, when you're down, when you're down.

I don't know why, we just seem to get by, I don't know why, we just belong.

You pushed me and you shoved me now you're breaking my bones,
hey mister, now you've kissed her won't you leave her alone?
We're tired and we're hungry and we're sick of you breaking our bones.

You pushed me and you shoved me now you're breaking my bones,
hey mister, can't you here me?
Won't you leave her alone?
We're tired and we're hungry and we're sick of you breaking our bones.

You've broken my bones, broken my bones,
sticks and stones, they're still sticks and stones, but I'm down, yeah I'm down.

I don't know why, we just seem to get by,I don't know why, we just seem to get by,I don't know why, we just seem to get by, I don't know why, we just belong.

Discography

"Galway Bay FM Sessions" - 2004

1. The Rambler (Live)
2. Morning Blindness (Live)

"The First Ep." - 2005
1. Too Close To Call
2. The Cowboy Song
3. Morning Blindness
4. Rainy Day Kev
5. You're So Kind

"Broken Bones" - 2007

1. Broken Bones
2. In This House Tonight
3. Real Love

"a-bcw" - 2008 (Live EP)

1. Crackin' Up
2. I See People
3. Lost Again
4. Rainy Day Kev

"Roses Are Still Red" - 2010

1. Roses Are Still Red
2. Two By Two
3. Still Haven't Learned
4. I See People
5. Western Lights
6. Where Has The Day Gone?

Set List

Broken Bones
In This House Tonight
Real Love
Cowboy Song
Morning Blindness
Rainy Day Kev
Too Close To Call
You're So Kind
The Things We Don't Share
Western Lights
You're Rubber I'm Blue
Lost Again
I See People
Happy For A While
This Town
When It's Over (Country Song)
If You See Me
Another Kids Song
Crackin' Up (and Giving Out)
Catchin' Up (and Passing Out)
True Blue
Love, Truth, Beauty, Youth
Unknown Song
Thorn in my Side