Derrick Thomas

Derrick Thomas

 New York City, New York, USA
BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

Derrick Thomas. The one man band with stylings crossing acoustic folk and electric blues/rock. His unique songwriting style has both soul and deep meaning. He has experience working in film and has composed music that has been used for IBM Cisco and Hewlett Packard

Biography

A one man band with influences that range from neil young, The Black Keys, Nick Cave and the bad Seeds, Bob Dylan, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Albert King, Freddie King and many others.

Lyrics

Devil N Mankind

Written By: Derrick Thomas

I don’t seem to feel
We’ve made this world a place
Helpful or free
Its not a constituted race

It could be a giving mother
With a strong armed embrace
Kill off the devils angels
And do it with a bit of grace

I can see this world
Ending up in hell
If you don’t think twice
You could end up there as well

Met up with the devil last nite
Had ourselves a drink
Sat and discussed the world
Said devil gee what do you think?
Devil gee what do you think?

Well you know
you caused all this pain yourself
Mankind ain’t kind as it could be
so you better turn your act around

Well you know
you caused all this pain yourself
Mankind ain’t kind as it could be
so you better turn your act around

Mr. Devil
I think you’re solely wrong
Fooling all the women and children
While your singing this same old song

Oh you seem so happy
And so damn free
Rocking on the tree of truth
Trying to make these leaves feel free

Think I’ll meet up with the devil again
And have ourselves a little talk
Maybe oh maybe I can pursuade your thoughts
Maybe just maybe I can pursuade your thoughts

Well you know
you caused all this pain yourself
Mankind ain’t kind as it could be
So you better turn your acts around (repeat)

Signs

Written By: Derrick Thomas

She looks good In black and white
Has classic eyes I get lost in all night
Under a faded lantern
In an old world Dive
She begins to squirm
When she says
She wants to live her life
(bridge)
Shes dreaming of art school
and moving to Paris
Changing her name and forgetting the rest
(Chorus)
She sees Signs
Signs, Signs
When you learn to live and live to learn lifes lies
Signs, Signs Signs,
(Verse)
Paper Comes
As does another Day
Why bother with them
When you know
They'll both get thrown away
(Bridge2xs)
Fan circulates overhead
cigarette smoke
is the only thing
in the room that doesnt feel dead
(bridge)
(chorus out)

Discography

Working on an Album as you read this

Set List

The set list is about 45 minutes long. Does some covers.
Originals:
Lie To Me
Its All Right
Cross To Bare
Hold On
Signs
Break Me down
Arizona
Covers:
White Stripes
Bob Dylan
The Band
Neil Young