Crooked River

Crooked River

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A true power trio. Powerfull vocals coupled with intense rhythms give you a modern day twist on blues based rock.

Biography

Rock, straight forward Rock.
Influences include Black Sabath, Frank Zappa,
Led Zepplin, Primus, Tool, Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots. Formed in 2002. We have opened for regional acts such as LA Guns and Thrust. Played numerous show throughout the midwest, and released our full length album the Pyamid Eye in 2003.

Have received radio play on several college stations and was featured on the "Home Grown Buzz" show KRBZ 96.5

Our name derives from a small river that flowed near each of us growing up. We took the name as a representation of who we are, where we come from and what drives us today.
Our passion for music.

Lyrics

US Success

Written By: Crooked River

U.S. Success

Hey Politician man, tell me what's the story,
What did it take for you to win the glory?
you aim your political race at one race at a time,
you took your campaign spending,
and you bought the rules for bending
but you're only lending both sides of the same dime

Well I'm 'a go out and get some
I'm 'a go out and get, I'm a g out and get,
I'm 'a go out and get some,

Get me some of that U.S success,
Excess is the best, yes
U.S. success, just do your job and we'll do the rest,
when Lady Liberty no longer feeds the
nation from her breast,
you better go out and get your own
success, success, success, yes!
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Space station here we come,
You can see the future from
Many, many miles above the planet
Space station look at you now
Slipped into the future some how
The simple things are the things we take for granted,

Hey preacher man, what if I make a wrong decision?
Am I a sinner if I sin in the wrong religion?
And is there a purpose in this life?
Why do I have to die to find the answers?
Doesn't matter!

Well I'm 'a go out and get some
I'm 'a go out and get, I'm a g out and get,
I'm 'a go out and get some,

Get me some of that U.S success,
Excess is the best, yes
U.S. success, just do your job and we'll do the rest,
When Lady Liberty no longer feeds the
Nation from her breast,
You better go out and get your own
success, success, success, yes!
Mother have you seen your children?
We've lost our minds and we've lost our medicine.
Mother can you hear us knockin'?
Why won't you let us in?

Well I'm 'a go out and get some
I'm 'a go out and get, I'm a g out and get,
I'm 'a go out and get some,

Get me some of that U.S success,
Excess is the best, yes
U.S. success, just do your job and we'll do the rest,
when Lady Liberty no longer feeds the
nation from her breast,
you better go out and get your own
success, success, success, yes!

Black As Pitch

Written By: Crooked River

Carpenter's daughter where did you go,
You lost your way in the New Year's snow.
Now we wonder, but we never will know,
Why no one goes down to the valley below.

Whoa, you must be some kind of witch,
Your magic be as black as pitch.
Whoa you're some kind of witch,
Your magic be as black as pitch.

Any the gypsy diver woke you from your sleep,
With the book she found down in the ocean deep.
When the seeds of sorrow are all you sow,
Well, tomorrow there'll be no harvest there to reap.

Out I went hunting in the valley below,
Snowed all summer and the food won't grow,
There I saw here eyes of yellow glow,
Paralyzing my body and consuming my soul.

Whoa, you must be some kind of witch,
Your magic be as black as pitch.
Whoa you're some kind of witch,
Your magic be as black as pitch.

Any the gypsy diver woke you from your sleep,
With the book she found down in the ocean deep.
When the seeds of sorrow are all you sow,
Well, tomorrow there'll be no harvest there to reap.

The Drones

Written By: Crooked River


The Drones

We will slave and we will sing,
It's a common thing.
Take the tidings time may bring,
Take it under wing.
Give service to the capital King,
Give him everything, yeah.
We will slave and we will sing,
It's the only thing we've known, oh.

I was alone, but now I'm livin' alive,
I'm' a Livin' alive,
Livin' alive,
Oh, I once was a drone workin' in a hive.
I was livin' a lie,
Yeah.

We will slave and we will sing,
It's a common thing.
Take the tidings time may bring,
Take it under wing.
Give service to the capital King,
Give him everything you own.
Oh, we are the Drones.

Words could never hurt us,
But we're carrying the stick and the stones,
And it's breakin' our bones,
Oh yeah, we are the Drones.

We will slave and we will sing,
It's a common thing.
Take the tidings time may bring,
Take it under wing.
Give service to the capitol King,
Give him everything, yeah.
We will slave and we will sing,
It's the only thing we've known, oh.

No more hammerin' stakes,
No more diggin' a ditch,
No more paycheck to paycheck,
No more feedin' the rich.

No more dying for war,
Or the gasoline store.
But they'll never let you vote to go to war,
That's what they're there for.

We will slave and we will sing,
It's a common thing.
Take the tidings time may bring,
Take it under wing.
Give service to the capitol King,
Give him everything you own.
Oh, we are the Drones.

Words could never hurt us,
But we're carrying the stick and the stones,
And it's breaking our bones,
Oh yeah, we are the Drones.

Words could never hurt us,
But we're carrying the stick and the stones,
And it's breaking our bones,
Oh yeah, we are the Drones.



Discography

The Pyramid Eye (2003)

Radio Play with: US Success, Pyramid Eye

Set List

Set one:
Reincarnation Blues
US Success
Phantasmagoria
Pyramid Eye
Atom and Eve
Immigrant Song (cover)
Strange Sleep
Black as Pitch
The Drones

Set 2
Crooked River
Radio Play
Lucky Me
My Guitar wants to kill your Mama (cover)
2 Joints and a Letter
Gas Station Rose
This Day
5to1 (cover)
Whipping Post(cover)
Earache My Eye (cover)