Brandon Mains

Brandon Mains

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

life is about no issues. well... not letting your issues cause you to treat others like trash. so yeah, no issues.

Biography

My musical style leans torwards rock and pop. But my influences range from long past to the far future. You'll find a little bit of a lot of music in my collection of about 50 cds. I grew up on the beatles, simon&garfunkel, talking heads, pixies, smashing pumpkins, classical, rock, electronic, jazz and etc... But i don't usually write by trying to get a certain sound or style; i aim for a mood and i need to feel it and get hooked on it myself regardless of style or notes.

I write completely differently on the piano guitar and i'd like to think it helps keep me fresh. i have the typical skills that make me a good songwriter and maybe a few gifts, but i'm hoping my heart makes the most noise. I would never claim to be set apart from other people.

I don't know if i have specific vision for a new kind of music (if one even exists), but i see people reacting to music in a new way. Someday music might evolve away from the entertainment and escape it is, to awaken and preserve souls. But i guess we'll all just work on payin the bills until then. I know i have a lot of ideals and my music doesn't always catch up to them, so it's a good thing i love writing just for the hell of it..

Lyrics

So I've Been Told

Written By: Brandon Mains

one more time around, so i've been told, it's all about truth. tell me is your character showing...

like a tick in the trash. tell me nothing could last very long, like a song givin hell to the mass. like a blink in the past, does it make any sense. all it takes is a song, let me tell you the rest.

there was a time when it seemed unreal to me. i'm sure that it's better now. how could i guess that i would ever do a thing. and i'm sure that it's better for me to believe that love is more than just a dream. it's more than a memory that i had long ago. so i've been told.

down you go once again. like you've done it before and you'll do it again. just like all the others before you.

Heart Of the Problem

Written By: Brandon Mains

the heart of the problem is the deepest of my fears; to think you'd forget me.
it's a small glass of water, but it's taken me years to get to the bottom, to get to the cause of it.

i'm coming back to haunt you.
i'm tired of waiting here, hoping you were meant to carry my fears away.
can you hear these voices bringing you back to the past.

i can't remember the smell of the street lamps. it's a ghost of a memory. it's fading away with me and soon we will both disappear.

i'm coming back to haunt you.
i'm tired of waiting here, hoping you were meant to carry my fears away.
can you hear these voices bringing you back to the past.

and what if it was just an excuse?
what if it was only a figure of speech?
what if i never admit what i told you was true?

if you forget me, this song will remind of how much you loved me and how much i miss you

i'm coming back to haunt you.
i'm tired of waiting here, hoping you were meant to carry my fears away.
can you hear these voices bringing you back to the past.

I only wanted

Written By: Brandon Mains

I fell down. I didn't hurt anything. I only wanted... wanted you to believe.

Why can't i take you away? I never take you away. You don't see me comin but i come anyway. I know you want me. I know you want me to go, but i don't think you should be here alone.

I only wanted to be someone that you could trust. I only wanted to be someone that you would love. And all the people... all the people believe in me, but nothin's ever quite what it seems.

We fly through the air again.
We fall to the ground again.
We hold on to pain cause we hold onto nothin.
And i promise i will take it away if you promise you will give it away.

You fell down. You didn't hurt anything. You only wanted... wanted me to believe that you'ld give... that you would give anything. I only wanted... wanted you to be here for me.

Discography

Magdalena
'The Way it Used to Be'
Independantly released 2006

Set List

My set list depends completely on the venue and audience. I have enough material on the piano and guitar to do at least a couple hours on each....