Closed Till Dark

Closed Till Dark

 Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
BandJazzSoul

Closed Till Dark is a Neo-Soul project incorporating elements of Jazz/Soul/R&B/Funk and Hip Hop. It's about that chill, yet intense groove that generates irresistible head bobbin' and body movement. If you enjoy good music uniquely tied to reflective, aware and inspiring lyrics, you will love this!

Biography

The music of Closed Till Dark has the perfect blend of uniqueness and accessibility. Their sound is very original, yet you can relate to it. They are influenced by artists such as Erykah Badu, Musiq Soulchild, D'Angelo, John Legend, John Mayer among others. They have the ability to play a full night of amazing original material, covers or a mixture of both. Whether you like to get your groove on or sit back, relax and listen this is a band you do not want to miss!

Lyrics

Lies

Written By: Ryan Walker

Hey there little girl, please don’t get lost in this made up world
where everything you see shows you what you’re expected to be.

It sucks to know that some of us can’t even think with our own minds.
Perception can become distorted when the images are lies.

Hey there lovely lady, there’s no need to be depressed
every time you look at your reflection as you get undressed.
Despite these ill intentions, perfection is not the norm.
It is impossible to achieve something to which we cannot conform.

It sucks to think that some of us would benefit from being blind.
You’re beautiful the way you are, so don’t be ruined by the lies.

So don’t be ruined by the lies... So don’t be ruined by the lies

Can’t you see you don’t need to be perfect?
Don’t you know you still will be loved?

Hey there new found friend, don’t let your life come to an end.
I beg you to rid of this vice, this detrimental sacrifice.

It sucks to think that some of us would benefit from being blind.
You’re beautiful the way you are, so don’t be ruined by the lies.

So don’t be ruined by the lies... So don’t be ruined by the lies... So don't be ruined by the lies

Giving Up On You

Written By: Ryan Walker


Why do you prefer to be alone
Every second, minute, hour, everyday?
Is there something you do not want us to know?
Is there something you can’t find a way to say?

None of us know you anymore.
I highly doubt you even know yourself.
It’s a shame you choose to keep your soul at war
Before you drop your pride and ask for help.

Confrontation leads to nothing.
All your bluffing is hard to chew.
Vindications that you don’t care are everywhere.
I am giving up on you.

So many people are concerned,
But you don’t concern yourself with theirs for you.
Live your life by what you give is what you earn,
And if it’s nothing there is something overdue

You can’t hide behind your intelligence and charm,
Your sarcastic remarks, or your fashionable clothes.
Maybe you have noticed this and then dismissed
Love from your life so it won’t impose.

Confrontation leads to nothing.
All your bluffing is hard to chew.
Vindications that you don’t care are everywhere.
I am giving up on you.

Your path of self destruction carries me to the deduction
That you’d rather lose yourself than keep a friend.
The sooner that you realize there is no disguise for your demise
The sooner you can start to make amends.

Confrontation leads to nothing.
All your bluffing is hard to chew.
Vindications that you don’t care are everywhere.
I am giving up on you.

Do you really want me giving up on you?

Played Again

Written By: Ryan Walker

V1
Trust doesn't come easy with me no more
When it comes to this, I'm just not sure
There's been too many times I was mislead
Not one ever meant what they said
I used to think that seven was a lucky number
I guess it's not, cuz I still suffer from things I thought were real
If I have learned from this at all, you should always be prepared to fall and don't hide from what you feel.

Chorus A
Different girl but I have just been played again
This one told me that she'd rather be my friend

V2
Why does it always gotta be like this
You know I used to think that truth was part of a kiss, but I guess that's just another strong illusion
Looking back I guess I saw what was there, another girl with me who just didn't care and once again I hurt from all of this confusion

Chorus B
Looks to me like I have just been played again
But I know I will be happy once again

Bridge
And again I'm on my own
But now I'd rather be alone than with her

Chorus A followed by Chorus B

Discography

singles: Played Again, No, Take The Blame live @ Harkness, Could've Been (live)

All previous tracks are in rotation on bluplateradio.com

Set List

Originals Currently Consist of:

Draw The Line
Fool Myself
Criticize
Refreshing
Forlorn
Played Again
Take The Blame
Who You Are
Lies
Giving Up On You
So Beautiful
Could've Been
What Goes Around
No
Try
Roll Wit It
Keep You Safe

Covers:

M. Jackson-Rock With You

Maxwell-Sumthin' Sumthin'

E. Clapton-Change The World

Kanye-Touch The Sky

Bill Withers-Lovely Day

John Legend-Green Light

Gorillaz-Feel Good Inc.

A. Hamilton-Comin' From Where I'm From

Damien Rice-Volcano

D.M.B.-Love Of My Life
Ants Marching

J. Timberlake-Lovestoned
Senorita

John Mayer-Neon

Commodores-Easy

Kool & Gang-Get down on it

Musiq-Just Friends

Beatles-Come Together

Tom Petty-You don't know how it feels

Sinatra-The Way You Look

Death Cab 4 Cutie-Follow You Into The Dark

Amos Lee- Keep it Loose,Keep it Tight

Timbaland-Apologize

Sting-Fields of Gold

Depeche Mode-Policy o