Bardstown Explosion

Bardstown Explosion

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

3 genres all rolled in to one! #1 - Pop/Rock with an indie blend. #2 - Heavier rock with a modern feel. #3 - Original blues/country. Booking October & November 2008.

Biography

The "Bardstown Explosion" Series is a joint effort of 3 separate solo musicians from Bardstown, KY. The kick: These guys are each multi-instrumentalists who back each other up. So in turn, audiences will get 3 different genres of music on one ticket! (AKA - 3 Different fan bases on one night!!) Each musician has reached a degree of local success in his own right, in nearly 1,000 shows collectively since 2004. Now they wish to band together for the exciting "Bardstown Explosion" Series this fall!

Lyrics

Cool Release (Matthew Fogle)

Written By: Matthew Fogle

I go down to the river down below the sky
And to find the sterile water and the burning fire
And to be the very man who takes away the thunder
Son, I said you've made your way to cool release

Oh, you can run with me to the river
Oh, you can feel the easy air
Oh, you can understand what to give her
And then erase your darkest fear

Precision makes a man a better one in no time
Division in the end wrecks the brain
I run down to the river to release the rage, yeah
It's very hard to play the part cause I'm insane

(Chorus)

Oh, you can run with me to the river
Oh, you can run with me to the river
Oh, you can run with me
Oh, you can run with me tonight, yeah!
Aaaaaa!
Aaaaaa!

(Chorus)

Freedom is Our Lives (Matthew Fogle)

Written By: Matthew Fogle

I will write you everyday
Heaven is not that far away
Just remember what I said
The night I laid and cried in bed
And I said

Oh life
Beware
My time is growing near
My Lord, be fair
I get tired of sitting with a hopeless stare
And I should know
When my world is feeling cold
Let's say life
Let's say it's going away
You have got two months till May

With every breath I count my own
Who'll take my place when you're alone
And when the suns come with the springs
Lay down and I'll repair your wings
Lord I pray

(Chorus)

The time has come for me to go
My love for you lives in the soul
Don't cry cause I will miss you too
And when you call I'll help you through
All your days

(Chorus)

Gotta Live (Ryan Raikes)

Written By: Ryan Raikes

A lion Roars
He’s a little sore
I will help you stand if you can tell me its worth fighting for
One last kiss,
Has it come to this
Have you fought it till they found a way
Somehow to unclench your fist
And I ain’t about to let go
Leave me now and you’ll never know
Just how much your sun can really shine
Just how much your love can turn back time
You Gotta live, you gotta live
Just don’t try and tell me you’ve got nothing more to give
You gotta live
Yesterday didn’t go your way
Just don’t try and tell me that its all over anyway
Because I know you, I know who you are, I know who that you used to be
And then here’s me, you’re the man that I’m trying to be
And I ain’t about to let go
There’s so much more that I’m just dying to know
Just how much your sun can really shine
Just how much your love can turn back time
You Gotta live, you gotta live
Just don’t try and tell me you’ve got nothing more to give
You gotta live

Special Girl (Ryan Raikes)

Written By: Ryan Raikes

I knew it once back in ‘98
I bought a ticket but I showed up late
I watched her fading slowly out of view
First love sailing into the blue
I came across a man, said he’d never been kissed
His talk was of this and that but mostly this
He said, “All I want is someone who,
Can hold on tight and see strait through”
He’d been around
Never to have found
Throughout the world, for that one
Special Girl
I met a man from Galillee
He took me by his side said son listen to me
True love is out there somewhere in the world
Keep your eyes wide open for that one Special Girl
He’d been around, never to have found
Throughout the world for that one
Special Girl
And I’m longing to feel that certain state
That emotional bliss that is tied up to fait
Those certain emotions that are worth the wait
Just to feel like you’re the world with that one
Special Girl
I can see a baby so far ahead
I can see that mother lying in my bed
Her limbs are wrapped around my body so
Who is this angel I just don’t know
I knew a man who said he’d come from the stars
He’d send a postcard from the outskirts of mars
He’d been throughout all of heaven above
Searching the stars for that one special love
He’d been around, never to have found
Throughout the world for that one
Special Girl
And I’m longing to feel that certain state
That emotional bliss that is tied up to fait
Those certain emotions that are worth the wait
Just to feel like you’re the world with that one
Special Girl
I’ve been around, never to have found
Throughout the world for that one
Special Girl

Candlelight (Ryan Raikes)

Written By: Ryan Raikes

There was a girl that I was seeing
With the eyes of a demon dreaming
And all the while my mind was seeming
To fool my heart and numb my soul
But I have a friend with angel wings
Who helps my cry and makes me sing
In a world of love he would be a king
There is nothing his presence cannot bring
The world I see is slowly biting
As these devils start their fighting
And by this cold florescent lighting
Alone we’ll sit until we die
All the girls that are nice and seducive
Are the first ones to be so elusive
They make all of my friends so conclusive
And they make my love life more reducive
There was a girl that I was seeing
With the eyes of a demon dreaming
And all the while my mind was seeming
To fool my heart and numb my soul
A long, long time gone it seems
Since this demon was rid from my dreams
I confess, I’ve regressed but now she’s out of sight
Except by the flicker of candlelight
But I have a friend with angel wings
Who helps my cry and makes me sing
In a world of love he would be a king
There is nothing his presence cannot bring

Discography

Matthew Fogle: On the Brink
Self-titled Album 11 tracks
Release Date: Feb. 24, 2007

Andrew Scott Newton
"Time" 10 tracks
Release Date: 2001

Ryan Raikes
"Catharsis" 10 tracks
Release Date: May 15, 2008

Matthew Fogle: On the Brink
"Shadow" 10 acoustic tracks
Release date: 2008

Andrew Scott Newton
"Live" 11 tracks
Release Date: Feb. 11, 2008

Set List

Originals:

Matthew Fogle: On the Brink:
[Cool Release, In the Meantime, Weak, Till I See the Sun, Silent Waters, Leading Breeze, Fall Away, Lost Heart, Freedom is Our Lives, Amen, Two Months Till May, Wonder Breaker, Leave the Idle Day, Swirl, The Weekend, Death to You!, I Don't Know What You've Got, Rider, Love You Again, Make it Over, The Season is Over, Naked Without You, The Sunshine of '87]

Ryan Raikes:
[Eclipse, Candlelight, Gotta Live, Special Girl, Changing, Hurt Pours Down, Home Sweet Home, Dear and Always, Far From Me, Lady in Waiting, Heart of Mine, Reason to Believe]

Andrew Scott Newton:
[Lay Me Down, I Can Be the One, Do it All Again, Falling, You Are, Takin' a Ride (Friday Night), Kentucky Girls, Brady's Pub, Tomorrow, Last Sunday, Crazy, 'Til I Found You, All I Have To Do, Here I Am, Holding Thier Hands, These Days, Come With Me, I'll Remember, That's Life]

Covers (May be done acoustically):
Goo Goo Dolls – Slide
Goo Goo Dolls – Black Balloon
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