Cordcalling

Cordcalling

 London, Ontario, CAN
DuoRockArt Rock

"Cordcalling Doing More With Less" (Jason Schneider of Kitchener ON's The Record).

Biography

Cordcalling is London, ON-based husband-wife art rock duo "doing more with less" (Jason Schneider of Kitchener ON's The Record). The duo is actively engaged in their hometown’s growing vibrant music scene, being included among the most nominated bands and among the performing acts in association with The London Music Awards and The Forest City London Music Awards (formerly Jack Richardson London Music Awards). Cordcalling are keeping fans intrigued with the recent release of their well-received single “Ransomed Felon” and popular official music video for their song “Happy” off the album “We are Still.” Their latest album, "We are Still," a bold throwback to "old-school" recording techniques, has made it to the top 3 charts on college radio and has been featured on “Beyond Mainstream” on K106.3 FM Great Classics and The Best New Rock. Mark Anthony Brennan, of the Canadian Music Blog, "Ride the Tempo," remarks that Cordcalling "draw in everything from British Invasion to prog rock, but the overall effect is cohesive and powerful." Having received airplay from London’s Best Rock FM 96 and top charting positions on Canadian college radio; press, such as Canadian Musician Magazine; and performances at top festivals/venues, including Canadian Music Week and Toronto’s The Horseshoe Tavern, Cordcalling is guaranteed to entertain and engage any audience with their "compact, high-energy songs" which James Reaney values as having "a style of their own" (The London Free Press, London, ON).




Lyrics

Wicked Desires (Edited Version)

Written By: Cordcalling

Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires.

Die hate,
Die greed,
Die pride,
Die cruelty.

Die hate,
Die greed,
Die pride,
Die cruelty.

Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires.

Die lies,
Die me,
Die my,
Die envy.

Die lies,
Die me,
Die my,
Die envy.

Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires.

Live love,
Live joy,
Live hope,
Live life free.

Live love,
Live joy,
Live hope,
Live life free.

What I Have

Written By: Cordcalling

What I Have – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

Verse 1

It’s a hard world,
But I’m not alone,
I’ve got my family, my friends, my church, my God.

It’s a tough life,
But things are bright,
There’s nothin’ more than I can boast of that that you are fighting for me.

It’s a tough life,
It’s a tough life,

But I’m not devestated,

Chorus

‘Cause I’ve got my love,
got my hope,
I’ve got my protection,
And I’ve got my life,
Got my love,
Got my protection
And I’ve got my love.

Post Chorus

Oh, truth,
Oh, truth.

Oh, truth,
Oh, truth.

Verse 2

It’s a long way,
To Paradise,
But I can get there on you wings,
Oh I will fly.

It seems we’re nowhere,
We’re just on the wind,
But power hides within the smallest cry.

It’s a long way,
It’s a long way.

But I’m not hesitating,

Chorus

‘Cause I’ve got my love,
got my hope,
I’ve got my protection,
And I’ve got my life,
Got my love,
Got my protection
And I’ve got my love.

Post Chorus

Oh, truth,
Oh, truth,
Oh, truth,
Oh, truth.

It’s a hard world,
It’s a long way,
But I’m not hesitating.

Thank-You

Written By: Cordcalling

Thank-you – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

Verse 1

Thank-you for the bridge you’ve drawn for me,
Hedge you’ve trimmed from me,
Wedge you’ve place in me.

Thank-you for the bridge you’ve drawn for me,
Hedge you’ve trimmed from me,
Wedge you’ve place in me.

Chorus

I owe you all
I owe you all

Verse 2

Thank-you for the rope you’ve thrown to me,
Float you’ve lifted me,
Tears you’ve felt for me.

Thank-you for the rope you’ve thrown to me,
Float you’ve lifted me,
Tears you’ve felt for me.

Chorus

I owe you all
I owe you all

Instrumental Solo

Verse 3

Thank-you for the gate you’ve shown to me,
Key you’ve opened me,
World you’ve gained for me.

Thank-you for the gate you’ve shown to me,
Key you’ve opened me,
World you’ve gained for me.

Chorus

I owe you all
I owe you all

When I Scream (Edited Version)

Written By: Cordcalling

When I Scream – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

Verse 1

When I scream,
I see the light,
when I fight,
I see the sun,
Everyone
Hails,
I see the you,
who was shunned,
who won.

Ah, ah
Ah, ah

Chorus 1

You, there’s no tomorrow,
You, you, you,
I see the rainbow through
the trees, hey,
I see the light now, hey,
back down.

Ah, ah
Ah, ah

Verse 2

When I see,
it’s awesome bright,
it’s outa sight.
I see it all,
Everything falls,
I hear him call,
my name,
No shame.

Ah, ah,
Ah, ah

Chorus 2

You, there’s no tomorrow,
You, you, you,
I see the rainbow through
the trees, hey,
I see the light now, hey,
back down.

Ah, ah,
Ah, ah

Erasing (Edited Version)

Written By: Cordcalling

Erasing – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

You’re amazing,
Terrifying,
You’re my light,
Galaxy.
I’m your servant,
Believer,
I’m the window they see.

You bear all of my faults,
With blood-drops of pain,
You gather the weak ones,
Resurrect the slain.

You’re a leader,
Conqueror,
A mighty fortress.
I’m a witness,
Broken-hearted,
Gathered, molded, and pressed

You bottle all of my tears,
Throw them into fire,
You swallow my sorrow,
From the devil’s liar.

You’re the sunshine,
On the window-pane
That is cracking sideways.
You’re the silent wind,
That blows right through
The mirror that makes new.

You carry me to bed,
Wake me inside out.
You call to the wicked,
You erase all doubt

You erase all doubt (X4)
You erase (X13)
You erase all doubt

Ransomed Felon

Written By: Denise and Brian Conway

Verse 1
I don’t want what the world is sellin’,
I don’t want the lies it’s tellin’,
I don’t want the lies,
I don’t want the ties,
I don’t find the dark compellin’.

Verse 2
I don’t want what the world is sayin’,
I don’t want the games it’s playin’,
I don’t want a lie,
I want to cry,
I want to let the day in.

Verse 3
I want a new beginning,
I want a life worth living,
I don’t trust myself or someone else,
His light has let the day in.

Ending
I’m free to live,
I’m free to give,
I’m bound no more,
I’ve been reborn,
I am alive,
I’ve been revived,
I am a ransomed felon.

Discography

"Ransomed Felon" is Cordcalling's December, 2018 new single release. The song was recorded and mixed by Ben Srokosz at The Kent in Chatham, ON. It was Mastered by Soundlab in New Jersey, U.S. "Ransomed Felon" is written and performed by Denise and Brian Conway of Cordcalling.

"We are Still" full-length album
Released on vinyl, CD, and digital platforms on April 8, 2017
Features 12 original songs written and performed by Denise and Brian Conway of Cordcalling
Engineered by Matt Grady and Kyle Ashbourne at award-winning EMAC Studios, London, ON
Mastered by Gil Tamazyan at Capsule Labs in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

"Obsessed by the Light" full-length CD
Released in 2010
Features 11 Original Tracks written and performed by Denise and Brian Conway of Cordcalling
Engineered by award-winning producer Andre Doucette at Charterhouse Studios, London, ON
Mastered at The Soundlab in New Jersey, U.S.

"When I Scream" EP
Released in 2008
Features 3 original songs written and performed by Denise and Brian Conway of Cordcalling
Engineered by Robert Nation and Matt Grady at award-winning EMAC Studios, London, ON
Mastered by Robert Nation at EMAC Studios, London, ON












Set List

Cordcalling provide a high-energy, family-friendly set consisting of mostly original songs. We have enjoyed successful performances ranging up to 2 hours in length. We also perform creative renditions of well-known cover songs, which engage and intrigue our audiences. We normally perform electrically with electric guitar and a full drum kit. Our songs also translate successfully with an acoustic set-up, using an acoustic guitar and hand drum.