C~of~W

C~of~W

BandRockPunk

unique lineup, unique music style, creepy, enigmatic, trippy and definitely a new sound.

Biography

C~of~W which stands for "Cup of Wine" was first introduced in early 2009 by the band's leader and founder Elternative, the nine year old boy who had a dream to start his own band, they only catch was he wanted his dad, mom, aunt, and uncle to be a part of the phenomenon.

Elternative has been playing guitar since the age of four courtesy of his mom, Charlie L.K., she forced him into playing the guitar and hasn't been away from it since. Elternative began writing songs at an early age and his first written song was called "My Dream" based on a dream he had one night, he told his dad about it and since that moment a child’s dream became a reality. Elternative has written all of C~OF~W’s songs and has created his own unique style of guitar riffs and finding influence from his favorite rock group, U2; especially they're guitarist, The Edge. Elternative has written songs about politics, the economy, the manipulation of television and its effect on today's society, along with the plain fact that television has been decreasing children's creativity. Elternative is home-schooled which allows him to explore the world of trippy guitar rhythms and create his own sound of music. Along his side is his dad, Oggur P.C., who was the first one to jump on board with his son when he wanted to create his own band. Elternative's dad has never taken a drum lesson in his life and has also created his own unique drum beats that no one can imitate. Oggur's name originates from the classic Disney fairytale "Shrek", where in the movie Shrek is portrayed as a vicious, mean ogre but in C~of~W's eyes Oggur is really a sweet, tenderhearted artist. Oggur is the lead vocalist, a drummer, a keyboard player and has co-written the band's hit songs along with Elternative. To balance the band they have Charlie L.K., a sweet and loving mother who happens to be the band's only photographer and her passion for music serves as the band's musical expertise. Charlie's passion is behind the camera lens, she never misses a snapshot being C~OF~W's personal "paparazzi". Taking over the drum throne is La BesT-Tia which translates into "The Best Auntie" to Elternative, not to be thrown off by being "A Beast" behind her drum set. She came from a world where she wasn't allowed to play as hard as she wanted to, but in C~of~W Land, the harder you play, the harder you rock. Lastly, we have ACsq, C~OF~W's bass guitarist and Elternative's uncle. The straight "A" genius enters a rock and roll universe beyond books and school, re-learning everything from basics to pro in a matter of seconds. ACsq becomes the slamming bassist that C~OF~W was missing.

C~of~W has been creating a huge buzz wherever they go every performance leaves the audience breathless and shocked. Elternative has also been influencing other young children, teenagers and even adults to pursue their dreams and never give up. What keeps C~of~W together is not only the simple fact that they're family but also the very nature that they love what they are doing. Their passion and the effort they put into their work is astonishing, no one believes that a family band would have so much to say about today's world and prove that they're here for good. Nothing will get in their way; they’re fighting against a system that doesn't want to believe in them. They're here to prove the world wrong and to open the minds of those too ignorant to resist them. C~of~W is not a regular rock band, separating themselves from the music industry and believing in themselves will keep critics craving for the hidden message of C~OF~W’s love and desire to keep audiences at their toes.

They have even started their very own non-profit organization called "The Garage House Foundation" which they seek to help children who are homeless and needy by awarding them with food, clothing, toys, and a place where they can truly be themselves.

They’re really what the music industry really needs. You can check out more about them at www.myspace.com/cofwrocks or visit their main web site at www.cofwrocks.com. They can also be found on ITunes with their first debut CD called "Shells on the Beach". C~of~W, a child's revolution has begun and there's no telling where it'll end up.

Lyrics

MAGAZINES DON'T HAVE PICTURES

Written By: C~OF~W

Don’t do that, let me see that, go again
Magazines don’t have pictures
It’s Draaaagin yah, it’s draaaagin yah.

DON’T BRING ME NO CHAPTER BOOKS
I WANNA SEE SOME PICTURES (break)

Don’t do that, let me see that, go again
Magazines don’t have pictures
It’s Draaaagin yah, draaaagin yah.

Don’t bring me no chapter (twice) don’t bring me no chapter books (twice)
I wanna see some pictures (chorus)

I wanna see a pretty girl, I wanna see a pretty car
Something beautiful to fill my heart
Don’t bring me no chapter books
I wanna see some pictures

Magazines don’t have pictures! 2*

I want my imagination going free
But chapter books don’t come for free
Don’t bring me no chapter books
I wanna see some pictures

Magazines don’t have pictures! 2*

A picture of this, a picture of that, maybe I’m thin, maybe I’m fat
Colors gallour, they serve me well, and in the stands they sit to sell!

Magazines don’t have pictures! 2*

They show me how to kiss, how to dress, how to sing, how to express
How to feel and not to kneel, to look without and wonder outloud
Everything seems so real! Its all made up, its all drawn up, all touched up
Is anything out there real?

Magazines don’t have pictures 2* (chorus)

I wanna see a pretty girl, I wanna see a pretty car
Something beautiful to fill my heart/ Don’t bring me no chapter books / I wanna see some pictures

Magazines don’t have pictures 2* (chorus)

A picture of this, a picture of that, maybe I’m thin, maybe I’m fat
Colors gallour, they serve me well, and in the stands they sit to sell!

Magazines don’t have pictures 2* (chorus) I don’t wanna read, I just wanna see
I don’t don’t wanna read, I just want to see

My beautiful girl is not in those magazines, is yours? Is yours? Is yours?

MY DREAM/GARAGE HOUSE

Written By: C~OF~W

One day I had a dream
That someone was on the cross
He said it was done, He got hit but it was me
He got up and told the people I’m leaving
Good bye
My dream of pain, tell me what this dream meant
My dream of love, my dream

And I walked to the pool, I walked to the pool
Uh y pa ahh ohhhhh..

Pay $6,000 dollars or Pay $6,000
Fight for freedom/ fight for freedom Garage House oohhh!!

No saying pobrecitos in the Funeral (3 times)
GARAGE HOUSE!!

Celebrate, celebrate and we go away
I see you there will someone care
In the Garage House/ Fight for freedom repeat twice/ garage house

I can’t give it to you cause I’m only 7
It won’t be hot when you get to heaven
Garage House!!

Fight for freedom (repeat twice)
Get a drink is so hot in here, so hot in there
(drum and guitar)

Here comes the dreamer, there goes the dreamer
A teenager falling in a dark hole
Here comes the dreamer, there goes the dreamer
But he doesn’t know that he’s purging his soul

What did I do to deserve this? Why is the sun so hot?
When will the moon cool off? When will the stars align themselves for me?

Here comes the dreamer (chorus repeat) (garage house)

He can’t give it to you cause his only seven
It won’t be hot when you get to heaven
In the garage house!!
Get a drink is so hot in here so hot in there
Pay $6,000 dollars or pay $6,0000
Fight for freedom, fight for freedom in the garage house

Celebrate, celebrate & they go away
They see you there will someone care in the garage house

DUMB

Written By: C~OF~W

Watch me, watch me, watch and I’ll educate your mind (2*)
I want you to turn me on, and never turn me off
Steady, steady, steady, steady, steady DUMB!!

DUMB, DUMB, DUMB, NUMB
DUMB, DUMB, DUMB,
DUMB, DUMB, DUMB BIG FATTY 2*

In the morning I’ll get you ready for school
Or maybe you’ll be tired from last night
I’ll show you everything you’ll need to know
I’ll raise you faster than your parents will
In fact, they give you to me, so I can prepare you for your trip
For war, for war, for warrrrr..

DUMB (CHORUS REPEAT TWICE)
DRUM AND GUITAR

I’ll tell you, you can reach the stars
But once you get there you’ll wanna turn backk
You need more imagination, but lying there won’t be enough
Just watch me, just watch me
I’ll never let you down, I’ll always be around
I’ll be everywhere you want me to be

DUMB (CHORUS REPEAT TWICE)
DRUM AND GUITAR

You brought me here for your satisfaction
And I gave you more, than you can ever imagine
Now lets walk the fine line to the abyss
I could only be, anything you want me to be
So watch me in the morning, watch me at night
Watch me when you come from school today
I wanna tell you something, I wanna be your guide
I wanna, wanna, wanna be your friend

DUMB (CHORUS REPEAT TWICE)
BIG FATTY, BIG FATTY, BIG FATTY

Discography

Debut CD: Shells On The Beach being sold on ITunes.

Set List

Magazines Don't Have Pictures
Song Of My Fellow
Dumb
No Earrings
Politics
Elisha's Cry
Moolah
Birth