Bayless

Bayless

 Wichita, Kansas, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Bayless' combination of powerful melody lines, heavy guitar riffs blended with piano and toe tapping rhythms have been likened to an Evanescence/Skillet blend. Bayless has caught the attention of listeners abroad.

Biography

"Bayless" was formed in 2009 out of Wichita, KS. Formerly known as "Jared Bayless Band" (co-lead singer Jared Bayless), "Bayless" formed with the addition of Jared's wife Vanessa's vocals becoming an intricate part of the band's sound. "Bayless" has quickly become an up and coming band, sharing the stage with the likes of Thousand Foot Krutch, Building 429, Mikeschair, Chasen, SameState, LyBecker, to name a few.

In 2010, "Bayless" was one of the winners of the Air 1 Battle of the Bands competition in KC, along with SameState and Cole DeRuse. "Bayless" has been blessed to have their songs on stations ranging from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and privileged to play at such venues as Arrowhead Stadium and the Rock The Light Festival with several other big name artists.

“Bayless” was the fan’s choice in the “Start The Show Competition” for the Rock & Worship Roadshow at InTrust Arena in Wichita in 2011. They are also were featured in the October 2011 issue of HM magazine as the "Pick Of The Litter" and were one of the finalists chosen for Frontline Records’ ‘Emerging Artist Competition’ in 2012.

"Bayless" wants to continue to reach people with the message of the music and continue to help people in all walks of life, while challenging their faith and worldview.
"Bayless is an incredibly gifted group of singers and songwriters.Our listeners have really responded well to their music. Their lyrics and delivery really help to bring you in to a worship experience.

"I was first introduced to Bayless through listening to their music on the internet. I was so impressed by their talent that I chose to add their music to our playlist. In a short amount of time listeners began responding to it favorably and we moved their music into heavy rotation. I’ve encouraged other friends in radio around the country to give a listen to their music! Bayless is a group with an incredible talent and a sincere desire to honor the Lord through their music ministry."
- Rodney Baylous WOLC-FM Princess Anne, Maryland

Lyrics

Say When

Written By: Jared & Vanessa Bayless

Say When
Written by Vanessa & Jared Bayless
(Verse 1)
Standing on everything you thought you knew before
Cold and confused still you refuse the open door
I’m ready, I’m waiting for you to tell Me when

(Verse 2)
You fight your wars, a bitter heart you must defend
But you hold on to a wound that you won’t let Me mend
I’m ready, I’m waiting for you to tell Me when

(Pre-Chorus)
Search for you, bleed for you, I’d give My life for you
Keep running I’ll await your return to Me

(Chorus)
Say when and your past can be ivory white
Keep breathing and I’ll hold you through the night
Cause you’ve lost who you are and you hate where you’ve been
Say when

(Verse 3)
Hide in the dark convictions won’t find you there (But I want to stay here)
But the light hurts your eyes inspired by your affair (These shadows hold me near)
I’m ready, (Am I ready?) I’m waiting, (I know You’re waiting), for you to tell Me when (I’ll tell you when, when I want to)

(Pre-Chorus)
Search for you, bleed for you, I’d give My life for you
Keep running I’ll await your return to Me

(Chorus)
Say when and your past can be ivory white
Keep breathing and I’ll hold you through the night
Cause you’ve lost who you are and you hate where you’ve been
Say when

(Bridge 1)
I trust no one how could I ever trust You?
I trust no one how could I ever trust You?
Break through these chains that suffocate and strangle me
Break through these chains, can you save me from my Enemy?

(Bridge 2)
Search for you, bleed for you, I’d give My life for you, keep running I’ll await your return to Me….
To me ( I wanna believe, I wanna believe)
To me (I wanna believe, I wanna believe in You)

(Chorus)
Say when and your past can be ivory white (Wash me white)
Keep breathing and I’ll hold you through the night (Hold me now)
Cause you’ve lost who you are and I hate where you’ve been (Hate where I’ve been)
Just say when

Dying Breed

Written By: Bayless

Why do I do this like I always do, can't seem to shake this heavy heart
Nations rise against nation, children dying for what they believe in
I guess you can't stop prophesy
I won't drink this poison that you put in my glass
And I'll raise my voice with your knife in my back

I'm willing to die for what I believe in
I'm willing to die for a man I've never seen
But with people following whatever they see
I guess I realize we're just a dying breed

I wear these chains clothed with mockery's pain
Their sheep skin lies allure nothing but my disdain
Hold on to the ones you love my dear
Cover their pure and holy eyes, the enemy is near
They speak of freedom in their lawless infractions
They stab at our faith, the "Great Bigotry Attraction"

I'm willing to die for what I believe in
I'm willing to die for a man I've never seen
But with people following whatever they see
I guess I realize we're just a dying breed

Lay down my life
Lay down my life
Lay down my life
Lay down my life
Lay it down for you, lay it down
And I'll lay down my...

I'm willing to die for what I believe in
I'm willing to die for a man I've never seen
But with people following whatever they see
I guess I realize we're just a dying breed

Venom

Written By: Bayless

Venom by Bayless

Verse 1:
One last time you take me
One last time I’m giving in to you
Sick inside you make me, seep into my veins
And I’m drowning, sinking you pull me down
Still I run this sick cycle for you

Chorus 1:
One more time I can’t breathe without you
You’re my sweet seductive noise
One more time I can’t live without you
You’re my sweet seductive voice
And you’re the venom of my choice

Verse 2:
One last time you’ll take him
One last time he’s giving in to you
Sick inside you made him, laid into the ground
Now he’s silent, too late to turn back now
No one soothes our fragile minds like you

Chorus 1:
One more time I can’t breathe without you
You’re my sweet seductive noise
One more time I can’t live without you
You’re my sweet seductive voice
And you’re the venom of my choice

Bridge:
You can’t have me anymore, you can’t have me cause I’ve thrown the key away
I’ve found another way ‘cause I was too weak to stand on my own
I crawled back to you I was all alone
You’re my intoxicating demise
I’m sick and tired of all your lies

Chorus 2:
One more time I’m gonna breathe without you
You’re just ashes amongst the noise
One more time I’m gonna live without you
I’ve been given eternal voice
And you’re nothing without my choice

Discography

3 full length albums:

- Untitled Silence
- Dying Breed
- Within My Reach (set to release summer 2012)

Singles getting radio play across the country currently:

- I Want It All (The Pulse FM - MO)
- Venom (U-Turn Radio - WV)
- You Still Remain (Joy FM - MD)
- If I Should Fall (Joy FM)
- Dying Breed (Joy FM, U-Turn)
- Crimson (Joy FM)
- Untitled Silence (Ohio)
- Say When (NextGen Radio - KS)
- Where I Want To Be (NextGen)