Burn The Ballroom

Burn The Ballroom

 Arlington, Virginia, USA
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Burn The Ballroom is a Anthemic/Punk/Powerpop act out of Northern VA. The band has been featured on MTV programs, Vans Warped Tour, and SXSW. Music available at http://bit.ly/btbitunes

Biography

Burn The Ballroom is a Rock project out of Northern VA. Founded by singer and guitarist Alan Gant and joined by long-time friend, Jackson Harar, the band came together in early 2013 with the addition of drummer, Jack Ivins, and lead guitarist, Sterling Pearson. Driven by powerful instrumentation and anthemic melodies and lyrics, BTB blurs the lines between Anthem, Rock, Punk, and Popular music. With their new record Melodies For The Outsiders out March 2014, the band is continuing their musical legacy of rock laced with dramatic performances and powerful vocals. Management: Austin Bello austinbelloproductions@yahoo.com

Lyrics

Mayday

Written By: Burn The Ballroom

MAYDAY

S.O.S. going up in the sky
We’ve got a rescue boys are you ready to die
Oh what you wanna live forever
Well I guess it depends
I’m gonna live my life like it’s never gonna end

I gotta fool my heart into thinking it’s real
I wanna feel real love like it’s made outta steel
And if the archangel ain’t watchin’ tonight
You better brace yourself for a hell of a fight
And I know I’ve gotta tell it to ya…

I knew I loved you when I died on the stage
I know I have to find a better ink than blood on the page
And if the clockwork in my chest can keep me safely from sleep
I’ll keep the starlight on my starboard through the night
I’ll pray to steel my soul to keep

Oh it’s like I’ve never loved before
We lost control over the ocean and we struggled to shore
I’ve gotta know as I cried mayday down to sea
Issue an S.O.S. to angels are you coming for me
I’ve gotta know…

I knew I loved you when I died on the stage
I know I have to find a better ink than blood on the page
And if the clockwork in my chest can keep me safely from sleep
I’ll keep the starlight on my starboard through the night
I’ll pray to steel my soul…
I knew I loved you when I died on the stage
I know I have to find a better ink than blood on the page
And if the clockwork in my chest keep me safely from sleep
I’ll keep the starlight on my starboard through the night
I’ll pray to steel my soul to keep

Do I Look Like I Go To Your Youth Group

Written By: Burn The Ballroom

DO I LOOK LIKE I GO TO YOUR YOUTH GROUP

It’s been a bad bad week with the Devil in town
And all my friends on the floor
There’s been a flood and a fire and a break of the plague
And all the X’s on the doors
But then the golden fruit at the top of the hill came a’ rollin’ to my feet
Oh heavens I can’t lie Father what can I say well it just tasted so sweet
God give me more…

It’s been a bad bad week with the Devil in town
And all my friends on the floor
I got a feelin’ that it really hasn’t even begun
We’ve been abandoned we’ve been moored
But then the golden fruit at the top of the hill well it whispered out my name
Oh heavens I can’t lie Father what can I say I will never be the same
God give me more…

Lay lay me down lay me down
God is broken everyone is reaching for the crown
Lay me down
Lay me down…

It’s been a bad bad week with the devil in town
The broken lives along the floor
Oh well baby Jesus save me tonight
The angels falling by the score
He’s raising Hell tonight from the breaking of dawn until the sun falls to the sea
Oh Heaven help us now Saints and lovers above
Will the angels rescue me
God give me hope…

Lay lay me down lay me down
God is broken everyone is reaching for the crown
Lay me down
Lay me down
Save me now
Lay me down
Heaven help us Mother Mary save us we’ve been found
Lay me down
Lay me down…

Heaven help us
Heaven help us now…

Lay lay me down lay me down
God is broken everyone is reaching for the crown
Lay me down
Lay me down
Save me now
Lay me down
Heaven help us Mother Mary save us we’ve been found
Lay me down
Lay me down…

Chariot

Written By: Burn The Ballroom,Austin Bello

I never thought the sweetest sin could be my saving grace
I never thought I’d love again the queen of red light lane
I never thought one tiny spark could set my world ablaze
But lovers say there’s hell to pay when fire feeds a flame

Oh Chariot come on and fix my broken wings
Oh Chariot be the song a blackbird sings
Oh Chariot oh carry us
Oh my Chariot carry us away

She never thought a night alone beneath the stained glass glow
Could light a love this flightless dove the kind she’d never know
She always thought that fate was fought in battle evermore aw honey
But lovers say there’s hell to pay all’s fair in love and war

Oh Chariot come on and fix my broken wings
Oh Chariot be the song a blackbird sings
Oh Chariot oh carry us
Oh my Chariot carry us away

And I’m waiting on my Chariot to come
Oh my chariot carry us

My Chariot come on and fix my broken wings
Oh my Chariot be the song a blackbird sings

Oh Chariot come on and fix my broken wings
Oh Chariot be the song a blackbird sings
Oh Chariot oh carry us
Oh my Chariot carry us away

Crazy

Written By: Burn The Ballroom,Austin Bello

She had problems with my love connections
So she bought me bullets and she made corrections
She had problems with their cruel derisions
So she bought a scalpel and she made incisions
Honey…

I’d say crazy doll but you’ve got something different
I’d say complicated but that’s your kind of rhythm
I’d say lost and you’d say love
But you’re crazy not to see that you’re crazy just like me

She had problems with the gospel liars
So she bought some fuel and then she started fires
She had problems feeling awful sleepless
So she bought a shovel and she buried secrets
Honey…

I’d say crazy doll but you’ve got something different
I’d say complicated but that’s your kind of rhythm
I’d say lost and you’d say love
But you’re crazy not to see that you’re crazy just like me…

Discography

You're Already Mine EP - 2010

Burn The Ballroom - 2012

"The Show Must Go On" Single - 2013

Melodies for the Outsiders EP - 2014 

Set List

Crazy

Chariot

Witch

Whisper

Believe

Dark Dance

Fire Breather

Vanity High

Livin The Dream

Do I Look Like I Go To Your Youth Group

The Shade Of Fear

Driving Away

Voodoo Marquis

Broken Dove

Heart Like A Box Of Matches

I Will Get You Right

Psychopath

Second Hand Hearts

Mayday

Not If But When