Alan Glasband

Alan Glasband

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Music that will pop into your head later. Harmonious, joful, nostalgiac tunes of hope for a better today.

Biography

Alan is a singer/songwriter who resides in Long Beach California. Moving out here from Minnesota was a big shock but the shock is gone and its nice being out of the sub zero arctic (minus the lack of family). With a vast array of life experiences, ranging from growing up in a cult to the dirty, deadly after hours nightclubs of L.A., to being in and fronting bands he has gained more than a lifetime of experiences and loves to tell about them. He does so in his songs as well as sharing some of his introspective meanderings and wit.

His song "Promise Me" has been a crowd favorite at weddings as well as on iTunes and CD Baby. "All Alone" has won him multiple song-writing awards and is a staple song at shows around the Los Angeles area.

Longtime fans have said the new songs keep getting better and better so check em out and if you like em, send your friends his way. Alan's currently working on his third album, another solo release and cannot wait to share more of it with his fans at upcoming shows.

Thanks for checking out a little of Alan's life and music and he appreciates your time and support.

Lyrics

All Alone

Written By: Alan Glasband


I'm all alone, with my bones...
could someone show me the way home?
There's a place far away, where my thoughts will all be one.
All alone with my bones, could someone light a candle please?
It's so dark and it's so dirty, lost and lonely on my knees...
I see the light off in the distance,
Getting brighter all the time.
These walls of my tunnel vision, glowing white serene divine.
I'm all alone, with my bones...
could someone show me the way home?
There's a place just ahead, where my thoughts will all be free.
All alone with my bones, could someone light a candle please?
All at once, it is so clear and I can finally see my disease…
I see the light off in the distance,
growing brighter all the time.
These walls of my tunnel vision, glowing white serene divine.
Celestial palace in my eyes...
Heavenly creatures crowd my being...
Stars and galaxies melt into One...
Floating through the universe, time is ceasing...
I see the light off in the distance,
growing brighter all the time.
These walls of my tunnel vision, glowing white serene divine.

Forgive Me

Written By: Alan Glasband

We lay awake lost in the dark
Tears rolling down your cheeks
Salty oceans pouring forth
Alibis to what we speak

Lost again this race for love
Left wanting at the finish line
A wrong turn took us off the course
The pain we feel is yours and mine

Two words aren’t enough this time
To tell you I was wrong
So I put the pen on paper
For you I sing this song

Forgive me my darling
Forgive me my callous heart
Forgive me my darling
Lets never part

So many reasons to say goodbye
Knives pierce my heart each time you cry
Like a clown breaking plates I’ve let you down
What I’d give to see a smile on your face

The walls I built around myself
Promised not to share with anyone else
Feelings buried so deep within
They’re hidden from you that’s my sin

So many things I should have done
More I should have not
Seems the harder that I try
The less that we have got
This crippling effect I’ve had
Makes spaces deep and wide
Just give us one more chance my dear
Or our love will surely die…

Forgive me my darling
Forgive me my callous heart
Forgive me my darling
Lets never part

Take A Detour

Written By: Alan Glasband

Take A Detour

We'll shoot for the stars, settle for the moon
However we get there we'll be there soon.
Open up your heart and you will see.
You and I are nothing less than a mystery.

Take a detour come with me
Enjoy all that we will be
Laugh love release your cares
Got no time for lions, tigers and bears...oh my.

We'll shoot for the stars settle for the moon
However we get there we'll be there soon.
A one way ticket to paradise you'll find
You and I were meant to be both heart and mind.

Take a detour come with me
Enjoy all that we will be
Laugh love release your cares
Got no time for lions, tigers and bears...oh my.

Oh My, what we went through
Oh My, when we got there
Oh My, who'd believe this
Oh My, little ho-by oh my darlin
Oh My, Oh my, Oh my....Oh my.

Knights in shining armor on giant steeds
Heroes by the dozen doing daring deeds.
Valiant prince charmings vying for your hand
I am simply rich from the love you give this man..

Take a detour come with me
Enjoy all that we will be
Laugh love release your cares
Got no time for lions, tigers and bears...oh my.
Oh my..

Oh My, what we went through
Oh My, when we got there
Oh My, who'd believe this
Oh My, little ho-by oh my darlin
Oh My, Oh my, Oh my....Oh my.

Promise Me

Written By: Alan Glasband

“Promise Me”

I wanna be the one you moan to
I wanna be the one you cry for
I wanna be the one that makes you happy
I wanna be the one that makes you sad.

You can be the one the only
You can be the love that makes me fly
You can be my sweetest heartache
You can be my inner intensity…inside –

Me, building up like the oceans roar
I will break down all my barriers,
If you promise me the key to your door
So promise me the key to your door
Key to your door…

Life can be so comedic
Life can be so get you down blue
Life it can be any shape size sunset of colors
Life it can just happen to you…

Wonder what it will be like, then, later
Wonder what it was like then…
Wonder what you went through to get hear
Wonder what I did…just… now its

Boiling…up inside me… like the oceans roar
I will break down all my barriers,
If you promise me the key to your door
So promise me the key…
To your door…key to your door….

Peace&Harmony

Written By: Alan Glasband

Peace & Harmony

Piano/Vocals: Alan Glasband
Saxophone: Kensuke Hirako
Violin: Paul Cartwright
Drums: Danny Gordon
Bass: Mario Daley

There's a peace, in my heart
When I hear the birds start
Singin' "joy to the world" another day is unfurled.

Red and purple cherry blossom scent
Sighs of ecstasy from lovers spent

When all the world is sleepin'
Honeydew and berries weepin'
Night-time orchestration's blendin perfectly
In harmony, peace and harmony
Harmony, peace and harmony

There's a piece, of this planet
Each man, child, woman has it.
We are all, blessed with the greatest
Gift of life, nothin' is greater

Red and purple cherry blossom scent
Sighs of ecstasy from lovers spent

When all the world is sleepin'
Honeydew and berries weepin'
Night-time orchestration's blendin perfectly
In harmony, peace and harmony
Harmony, peace and harmony

We were so much younger then
We were so innocent
Superman, Peter Pan, Tooth Fairies
Everything was so much easier
Now it's over, yet somehow
yet somehow

There's a peace in my heart
When I hear the birds start...
Harmony, peace and Harmony.

Discography

Alan Glasband: "Alan Glasband" A 3 song solo project which produced a song that has been played at many weddings around the world (by him), "Promise Me".

Glass Band: "NDuhvNAirUh" 8 song LP with some excellent musicians. "All Alone", a track off this album received some acclaim for the craftsmanship and has had some airplay around Los Angeles on college radio around the country as well as local radio shows and online radio programs.

Both CDs are available at CD Baby or you can purchase singles at ITunes or numerous other MP3 paysites.

Set List

Alan's sets are as long as 2 hours or as short as 30 minutes. He's opened for some hot local bands (Meet Me at The Pub, Damon Vonn, Thomas Ian Nicholas) and have vast experience at setting the mood for a fun filled evening of music having MCd before and opening an acoustic Tuesday evening at 14 Below in Santa Monica every Tuesday for a year.

I cover some Sublime, Cat Stevens, Dave Matthews, and can play about a minute of any pop song you name as well as Freebird OR Sweet Home Alabama for that drunk person who actually does request it. Beatles songs are some of the best and I'm very familiar with their repertoire. I can put together some great musicians if needed for a local act and have a strong hour + long set on very little notice if needed.