Cory Aaland

Cory Aaland

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

My music is personal and calm. I play mostly with fingerpicking and I sing over the top. The music drives on emotion which enhances the interesting guitar and voice by providing more energy.

Biography

I'm from Elk River Minnesota and began playing guitar in High school. I was in a punk rock band that quickly evaporated and as my tastes evolved I entered college writing acoustic music. I play mostly solo, but I am also in a band called The New Music Machine. I spend most of my days writing music and baking pies. I'm a good dresser and I've been playing around Minneapolis as much as a solo musician can. I've played at the Whole in the U of M, the Acadia Cafe, and the Fine Line Music Cafe. I play with a lot of emotion, which sets me apart from the average joe Singer/Songwriter. I'm also an 3rd year English Major at the University of Minnesota.

Lyrics

Dracula

Written By: Cory Aaland

He comes out at night
To feed on young mens souls
He devours
Them whole

He owns the night
With a heart
Thats nothing like gold
And a mind that's as cold as stone

I don't know what you did
To deserve a thing like that
A fang bite in your neck
Was all you ever had

They say he can't be stopped
Because he's
The living dead
Trust me this won't
Hurt a bit

I don't know what you did
To deserve a thing like that
A fang bite in your neck was all you ever had

For the love of god
Somebody call
The ambulance.

(Chorus)

It's a scarecrows life for me

Written By: Cory Aaland

Your Garden
Does not see me
Because I'm a simple Scarecrow
Underneath your oak tree
and I'm scaring all
Your birds away.

Your Garden
Does not scare me
I'm the one doing the scaring here
I'm the one that's free
And even if you try to lay some seed
I'll scare them all away.

Bohemians

Written By: Cory Aaland

It's time to escape
In the simplest way
This road goes on for miles
in my head
and every time
My my minds slips

I'll close my eyes
and think of the time when we
were living like bohemians
I'll close my eyes and visit the time when we
Were living like bohemians

The waves dance with the clouds
And there's no way we're coming down
As this pier whispers its tune in our ear
And every time my heart skips a beat.

(Chorus)

And Karma has a face
That I see in every tree and lake
And that's why
Caramel rolls are free
That's why
They're free for you and me.

(Chorus)

Mary

Written By: Cory Aaland

Mary
I don't quite know why
Why I'm here
And I never will.
Singing from the wolves
Taken by the air.

Mary
I don't quite understand
The circumstances and
I never will.
Singing from the wolves
Taken by the air.

He came with the cosmos
but stayed for the times
While she looked out the corner of her eye.

Mary
I know exactly why
Why I can't sleep at night.
And I always will
Singing from the wolves
Taken by the air.

(Chorus)

Mary
I know exactly why
Why we try
And I always will

Discography

I have no money to record, and have released no CD's. I have a home recording system which I use to record myself the best I can. All the music I've recorded are live takes from my apartment.

Set List

Boston
Little Home
Dracula
It's a scarecrows life for me
Autumn
Men need love too
Looking up
Lost
Mary
Wendy Day
Little Company
S.O.S.
Red Sky
My sets are usually around 45 minutes to an hour but I could go longer. I usually do not do covers.