Brent Roberts

Brent Roberts

BandEDMSinger/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter Brent Roberts mixes electronica and pop songcraft with new wave nostaglia and a touch of the ethereal.

Biography

i remember back in the 1980s first hearing devo's hit whip it and thinking oh my god i could have done that. i started writing lyrics then and there, and my first creation was called smash a glass. the whole point was inanity. i still have the book i wrote it in. it also contains endless love style duets for myself and deborah harry, album cover doodles, band names (we were the airheads then), stage names for myself and my sister (mine stuck) and then page after page of lyrics. what started out funny became a sort of short hand way for me to pour out my teen longing and despair. as you turn the pages you can see my frustrated desires, depression, joys, humor and hope right there.

i hope you enjoy my music. it is the long overdue result of many years of keeping every scrap i write in journals. what started out as a lark for me became an all consuming passion. i learned a long time ago, mostly from my frustrations, to trust the process and just show up. to let the quality take care of itself. i think most of life is like this. show up for whatever your dreams are and let the universe handle the details. i never would have dreamt i could produce a cd as beautiful as this when whip it was all the rage and yet i have always intended to. in the end i just kept writing - for more than 10 years on some of these songs - and i thank the universe for taking care of everything else.

Lyrics

Light in August

Written By: Brent Roberts

there is sorrow and forgiveness
in the hazy light in august. waves of laughter, ever after, tears that won't leave your eye. every journey has its end, its winding roads and might-have-beens. every kiss contains goodbye and yet the light of love won't die. every high tower meets the ground. all gardens fade and turn to brown. as the sun drifts slowly by, the light in august makes me cry. there's no wisdom more than kindness, for escaping human blindness. no desire worth erasing leaves these marks on your heart. every journey has its end, its winding roads and might-have-beens. every kiss contains goodbye and yet the light of love won't die. every high tower meets the ground. all gardens fade and turn to brown. as the sun drifts slowly by, the light in august makes me cry. every journey has its end, its winding roads and might-have-beens. every kiss contains goodbye and yet the light of love won't die. every high tower meets the ground. all gardens fade and turn to brown. as the sun drifts slowly by,the light in august makes me cry.

Come Away

Written By: Brent Roberts

neptune once spoke to me whispered a magic spell
his words were like a dream
that i remember well
“prepare to leave your isle
prepare to meet your hell
but look to your horizon
beyond this mortal shell”

come away now leave the land
take the water’s open hand watch the earth dissolve in sand let the waves of fortune take you like a child by the hand

sand dunes and windy highways brown grass and cold despair
alone and driving sideways pretending not to care
deep down a frozen tear
breaks free and starts to flow
i know not how to feel
and so i let it go

come away now leave the land take the water’s open hand watch the earth dissolve in sand let the waves of fortune take you like a child by the hand

Discography

COR01 (as deepnine) "Flowers on the Dirt Road Home" charted top 30 at WUSC November 2003.
COR02 - "Love's Remains" February 2005.
COR03 - "Light in August" limited edition CD with booklet 10/2006
COR04 - "Paint the Evening Sky"

Set List

Come Away
Strange Parade
Heart of a Lion
Mother Nature
Light in August