Second Wind Bandits

Second Wind Bandits

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

The Second Wind Bandits, led by Bill Mulroney, is a folk rock americana band from the Washington DC area.... named New Artist Radio Folk Artist of the Year in 2006.....Winner of a Gold in 2007 Mid Atlantic Song Contest for the song Ooh Rah...awarded a "Grindie" on 4/7/09 by Radioindy.

Biography

The "Second Wind Bandits" perform songs you can rock to and sing along with.Our original songs are stories about life's journey....
The SWBs influences are many and diverse....and we play many different genres of music in each set.....folk rock,blues,folky blues,folk,classic rock,and even bluegrass and lite jazz.....every song sets a mood....every song tells a story....

The SWBs have been well received by publications and other sources including the Washington City Paper "In addition to captivating originals, Bill offered tasty Dylan and Beatles covers—not something many can pull off..." and Music Monthly, describing Bill's first album as "...courageous," demonstrating a " love of music, of friends, of spouse, of children, of freedom, of country, of life itself." Songs from both albums are currently getting airplay all over the world....USA,Canada,Australia,Netherlands,Germany,even Japan....and on many internet stations,including Awesome Radio,WRRW,WAMU,the ColoradoWave,...many more.

Bill was named Folk Artist of the Year 2006 by New Artist Radio...Ooh Rah won GOLD in the 2007 Mid Atlantic Song Contest....multiple songs from the 2007 Resilient Heart Album have been selected for numerous CD compilations,including Acoustic Rainbow Vol.30 and Best New Bands Vol.2 and 3.....Resilient Heart made the AMA charts in 2007,and songs from this eclectic folk rock/roots rock album are still played on stations the world over.
The guys are working for a new released in fall 08 tentatively titled " A Gift of Love."

Lyrics

sweet surprise

Written By: bill mulroney

She was way too short,
and I don't like tatoos;
but her voice was soft,
and her eyes were blue;
and my sister, she told me
"you should give her a try,
you'll be in for a sweet surprise."

Well we took a walk
to the neighborhood bar,
and I had my doubts
this thing could go too far;
cause I'm so judgmental,
and my standards are high
I was in for a sweet surprise.

chorus:
Such a sweet surprise,
she had such a playful style,
she made me laugh,
and I loved to see her smile,
such a sweet surprise,
to touch that butterfly
before too long I opened up my eye

We made a date,
for dinner and a show,
and she waived from her porch
as I drove up her road;
and I felt something stirring,
from deep down inside,
and it came as such a sweet surprise

chorus: Such a sweet surprise,
she had such a playful style,
and she made me laugh,
and I loved to see her smile,
such a sweet surprise
to touch that butterfly
before too long I opened up my eyes

instumental break

She sees in me
the best man I am;
and it feels so right
just walking hand and hand;
and she's not too short,
those tatoos are fine
and it came as such a sweet surprise

Last chorus:
Such a sweet surprise,
to hold her in my arms,
such a sweet surprise,
to lay beneath the stars,
such a sweet surprise to fall in love again,and it came as such a sweet surprise
yes it came as such a sweet surprise.

The Woman I Love

Written By: Bill Mulroney

1.It's a defining moment,another note telling me of her panic attack,it's a misty morning,the woman I love doesn't love me back 2.It's a day of revelation,I look at the words,saying she's not where I'm at,eloquent excuses,the woman I love doesn't love me back....and I try so hard to make her happy,there must be a quality I lack,but you can't force love from any heart,and the woman I love doesn't love me back....3.It's a day for cool reflection,things are clearer when you see them in white and black,it's a day for sorrow,the woman I love doesn't love me back....and I suppose it's time to fold my tent,to connect the dots,see what she mean't,I need to clear my head in the open air,I need to feel the wind,I need to go somewhere,It's a day to drive the back roads,counting one by one the American flags,it's a day of sorrow,the womanI love doesn't love me back....

Baby Please Look My Way

Written By: Bill Mulroney

Come on Baby,put down the phone,the party's started and I'm all alone,oh Baby please look,oh baby please look my way 2.The bar is packed,the work week's done,the music's crankin and the fun's begun,oh baby please look,oh baby please look my way.....I've been patient,baby I've been so cool,but the clock is tickin,time's awastin,give me a look my love is for the taking....3.oowee baby,oh my my,you got me goin girl you look so fine,oh baby please look put the telephone down,baby please look,turn your body around oh can't you hear me calling,baby please look my way....I've been patient,baby I've been so cool,but you know the clock is tickin,time's awastin,give me a look my love is for the takin 4.oowee baby...oh my my,you got me goin girl you look so fine,oh baby please look,honey give me a glance,baby please look all I need is one chance,oh can't you hear me callin baby please look my way.....

grinnin from ear to ear

Written By: bill mulroney

it doesn't seem all that long ago,I was wil and free,I was good to go,it took your momma to settle me down,you're starting a brand new year,and I'm grinnin from ear to ear.....2. I remember the day that you were born,there were friends and family at the labor door,and I was holding your momma's hand,when she pushed you into the clear,we were grinnin from ear to ear....chorus..and I look to the east,and I look to the west...you are the one that I love the best...you hold my world in your little hands...patty cake patty cake baker's man 3.Now grandpa Mickey he's a football fan,and he's trying to teach you a three point stand....his face lights up when he picks you up...he's holding you oh so near,and he's grinnin from ear to ear...chorus and he looks to the east,and he looks to the west,you are the one that he loves the best...you hold his world in your little hands...patty cake patty cake baker's man 4.Now momma's sitting on the couch with me,you are climbing up upon her knee,she picks you up,she pulls you in,she's crying a little tear....but she's grinnin from ear to ear chorus..and she looks to the east and she looks to the west...you are the one that she loves the best...you hold her world in your little hands..patty cake patty cake baker's man.... 5.Everyone is gathered round the birthday cake,and we sing to you,and we celebrate...grandma's speaking to you baby talk...do you understand what you hear?...cause you're grinnin from ear to ear,,,yeah you're grinnin from ear to ear..hey your grinnin from ear to ear....

ooh rah

Written By: bill mulroney

Chorus ooh rah...ooh rah....I'm a Marine....got my mission,my country.got my fellow marines....ooh rah....I'm part of the Corps....and I'm proud to be.....we now freedom doesn't come free..... verse 1. The time has come to say goodbye....embrace me son but don't you cry....I've got these orders...I've packed my gear...let's just say Semper Fi........repeat chorus....verse 2: Hold me darlin' just one last time....you make me proud and I'm glad your mine...always faithful,always true...I'll come home to you.....repeat chorus......Bridge:So we'll take our final pictures...that will show our biggest smiles....and I know they'll stand behind me....through every day and every mile.....verse 3: Come my daughter and hug me tight....say a prayer for me tonight....your daddy stands among the few....and he'll come home to you.....repeat chorus....

A gift of Love

Written By: Bill Mulroney

I wounded you, you wounded me ....our knives keep cutting deeper.....when will this end....can we just stop?....we're tearing ourselves to pieces......chorus: Jesus told us that the meek prevail....if you've got two coats, take one off its nail...and find somebody who has need for one....this is a gift of love...pray to our God above...we need a gift of love.....we need a gift of love... verse 2: Lower my taxes , build a big wall...I'll decide whose my neighbor...fasten this bombvest,kiss me goodbye...today they will taste our anger...repeat chorus....bridge: Can we envision a world where compassion reigns? Can we imagine a peace that can ease our pain?....verse3: and you'd forgive me...and I'd forgive you...what matter whose cuts go deeper?....I will love you, and you will love me...if only this prayer is answered....chorus.....coda:we need a gift of love (listen to your children)...we need a gift of love(we got trouble down here)...we need a gift of love(send a shot of courage) we need a gift of love(real love means sacrifice) we need a gift of love(we need a holy revelation) we need a gift of love(can you shine a light?).....just one gift....just one gift...just one gift of love...

Discography

Previous CD release: 2004 Bill Mulroney"s"Second Wind":
2007 Release:Second Wind Bandits- Resilient Heart,which was on the AMA charts during 2007...songs from the album are currently played on stations in the US,Canada,Europe,Austalia and Japan....2008 release "A Gift of Love" is now out there...this 11 track cd has already been called " brilliant....one of the albums of the year..."FM101...the cd has been awarded a "Grindie" by Radioindy....and the band has reached the #1 ranking on www.showcaseyourmusic.com ......(as of 4/7/09)

Set List

The band performs anywhere from a 1 hour showcase concert to full 3-4 set night at area venues in the DC area.
Their sets include a mix of originals and covers.
Song List provided on request.