28N

28N

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She had a guitar riff for a mind, a bass line for a backbone, a drum beat for a heart, and her name was 28N.

Biography

Whoever said that high school romance can't last apparently didn't fall for the same temptress as childhood friends Lowell Stringer and Nate Stengrevics did back in 1997. She had a guitar riff for a mind, a bass line for a backbone, a drum beat for a heart, and her name was 28N. Their music and the desolate winding road by the same name are the only escape from the tiny mountain town where it all began. A dwindling population near 500, a one-building school that graduates an average class of five, and an intensely beautiful seclusion are the defining traits of Newcomb, New York.

Half of their lives have been spent making music together, with their first experience coming as members of their school's touring stage band under the direction of Nate's father. Learning music from the same teacher, and growing up together as musicians in a band is a situation rarely seen, and a sound seldom heard!

28N is seclusion; band and road, soul and searching, and "the path less-traveled has made all the difference". - Robert Frost

Lyrics

Matter of Fact

Written By: N. Stengrevics

What got into your head?
And made you think that you were watching your life pass you by…
What isn’t this real?
Ain’t it enough to make you want to put it on the line…
What more can I say, words from my mouth, won’t change your mind…
Will and there is a way, the strength to break through, is harder to find

I can’t make this matter to you,
I can’t dream enough, it’s too much for me…
And it’s a life

When did you decide?
To sit back and wait for all the good to fall in place
When did it ever work like that?
You can’t stand on earth and see the ends of outer space
When will you realize, you can’t catch your dreams without giving chase…
Fear is holding you down, the message of doubt, it can’t be erased…

I can’t make this matter to you,
I can’t dream enough, it’s too much for me…
And it’s a life where we all see
A better way to live, sometimes we agree we have so much to give
And it matters to me

I can’t make this matter to you

I can’t make this matter to you,
I can’t dream enough, it’s too much for me…
And it’s a life where we all see
A better way to live, sometimes we agree we have so much to give
And it matters to me
It matters to me

Gold

Written By: N. Stengrevics, Bodrug

A child comes up to me, asks if I believe in ghosts,
I smile and send him on his way
The girl behind the bar says she wants to be in movies,
I smile for those who need to pray
A man that crossed my path said to live my life completely,
I smile and turn to face the day…

It’s plain to see, we help each other to believe…
In our dreaming tree

It may not pave the streets that we walk on, fill the pockets we put on,
But the touch of your hand can turn me into gold
A secret of the deep only loneliness can keep,
In the presence of your soul I turn to gold.

From the place I lie never ending sky, so humble,
I smile and then the moments gone
A long and sleepless night yearning for the light, a lesson,
The darkest hour is on the brink of dawn
The autumn leaves that fall beautiful and all,
Splendor and hope in moving on…

It’s plain to see, we help each other to believe…
In our dreaming tree

It may not pave the streets that we walk on, fill the pockets we put on,
But the touch of your hand can turn me into gold
A secret of the deep only loneliness can keep,
In the presence of your soul I turn to gold.

I turn to gold…

Walking On a Timeline

Written By: N. Stengrevics

When you say forever are you really aware?
Sometimes I am but then I always get scared
I’m alright with never, not forever…
I lay my head down, and then I turn out the light
Think my way to sleep, but it can take all night
Panic has a hold on me

I talk it down by being clever…
And run away from forever…

All my life,
I live inside these walls, but take them all away and I get scared,
We’re walkin’ on a timeline that falls out from beneath us,
I just wanna be prepared

Maybe there’s more to this life than what we see,
Maybe there is more inside the air that we breath,
Over and over, and over again…
Maybe what we know’s just that, there’s way more floating in space
How could a single man create a word to describe a path that we can’t trace

All my life,
I live inside these walls, but take them all away and I get scared,
We’re walkin’ on a timeline that falls out from beneath us,
I just wanna be prepared

Hang it over my head, I’ll chase it for eternity
Let me have it for keeps, and I may fall into a meltdown
But can that even happen in eternity?

All my life,
I live inside these walls, but take them all away and I get scared,
We’re walkin’ on a timeline that falls out from beneath us,
I just wanna be prepared

Discography

"State of Ours" - 2000
"Stand" - 2003
"This Planet Mercy" - 2005
"Upcoming Untitled Album" - 2006

Set List

28N prefers to play a set of all original material. Set lengths are flexible, but usually don't exceed two hours. However, 28N has in the past played shows which consisted of four one-hour sets of original and cover songs.

Sleepwalker
The Dive
Matter of Fact
So Predictable
Gold
You Wouldn't Take It
Walking On a Timeline
(A) Song
Envy Eyes
Lie To You
The Devil That You Need
Where Do You Go?
This Beautiful Light
Me, My Lady
Soliloquy
Over
My Radio
In the River
Climb
You Made Me That Way
Everything Is Gray
Everytime We Lie