Bones

Bones

BandAlternativeFolk

Bones is dark folk. Female fronted, acoustic with primal, hard hitting rock drums. Strong, deep vocals, with thoughtful, elegant, intelligent, beautifully constructed lyrics. When Bones is on stage, people listen. The room is filled with tension and release.

Biography

Bones is the main project of singer/songwriter Annie DeMotta.

The songs are original and unique in that they bring together a salt of the earth sensibility with rebellious rock and roll and tie it all together with serious intensity and energy.
On stage, Bones can quiet a room with only a voice and guitar. These songs can be enjoyed instantly, but their beauty doesn’t fade out with time. Layer upon layer, music fans will grow more fond of recorded songs and performances alike.

On the EP to be released in spring 2008, a handful of songs tell stories of American travel, heartbreak, war, philosophy, betrayal, beauty of nature and dark dreams.

Bones is influenced by classic music and new artists alike from Patti Smith to Bright eyes and to name a few more: Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Ani Difranco, Woody Guthrie, Ween, David Bowie, Billie Holiday and REM.

Annie's songwriting is also inspired by literature, history, philosophy, travel, art and nature.

Lyrics

Fall Of Man

Written By: Bones

It’s a long road we travel
It’s a heavy load we haul
We wander with our hungry minds and
With our lonely hearts

The stars guide us no where
All gods have fallen
We wonder if the fall of man
Will follow them by far

It this the end of the golden days?
The chances we had coming?
Is this the end of the promises weve made?
The voices we had raised?

Hope is what guides us
The last golden ticket
It’s driftwood we cling to
Through the mighty storm

But falter and you’ll see
You’re swimming in the ocean
And there’s more distance left
Than there is strength to endure it.

It this the end of the golden days?
The chances we had coming?
Is this the end of the promises weve made?
The voices we had raised?

In The Ground

Written By: Bones

My heavy feet
are crushing leaves
Above my head the trees
form a canopy
I don’t know what to say
You lift me up like a string
on my spine
You stay with me
long after youre gone
And im searching to find
Something that can even
touch upon
The shadow of love
that your memory left in my mind

I put you in the ground
don’t come back around

I put you in the ground
don’t come back around

I put you in the ground
don’t come back around

Bones I bury
deep in fury
Come to me,
up from the dirty soil
Back to me
the dead can speak
Their bones make sounds
the trees they creak
And all around
the bodies pile
Lost in thoughts
in walks in town
Unaware they spread their terror
Like wildfire through the street

The dirt is on my face and feet
My hands are getting back for me
The bones I burried
hastily
Without a shadow
I creep back
behind the graves
beneath the trees...

I put you in the ground
don’t come back around

I put you in the ground
don’t come back around

I put you in the ground
don’t come back around

Discography

Bones has one release coming this spring. It's a self titled EP.

To hear more songs or to contact us visit our myspace! www.myspace.com/bonespdx