Adam Zachary

Adam Zachary

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

solo acoustic version of The National, but with a higher voice // Matthew Good, but without the apocalyptic lyrics // Pulp, but with a piano // Wintersleep, but better dressed // City & Colour, but without the beard // Jeff Buckley, but not nearly as talented // Death Cab, but with a male vocalist.

Biography

I've been playing piano since age three and writing since age six.
everything else is significantly more recent.

influences?
everything I've ever heard. everything I wish I'd heard.

Toronto native - almost every note I play reflects the life I've lived upon these streets.

Lyrics

Moonstruck

Written By: Adam Zachary

dreaming outside on a midsummer's night
i've never seen your face shining so bright
like it's late afternoon on the first of july
fireworks ready to light up the sky
and it's cold down here, but you wouldn't know
you're feeling the heat of the sun's fiery glow
bent round ancient curves of your planet below

dreaming outside on a midsummer's night
i've never seen your face shining so bright
you're all dressed up for a stellar celebration
some kind of celestial special occasion
don't think you can hear me but i want you to know
you outshine all of these stars' astral glow
leaving me feeling so mortal below

Holy Ghost

Written By: Adam Zachary

i walked across the world to find you - then it didn't seem
like you were just a picture living in my dream
i swam across an ocean looking for your hand
to pull me out when the tide got rough -
i didn't understand that you were just imagined

when i reached the other coast
i stood on that rocky shore thinking of what matters most
the familiar touch of home or your printed eyes of green
but you were just a picture living in my dream

now i look through your photographs trying to touch what lives inside
but i can barely feel the paper - i wonder who it was that lied
i the dream's creator or the lovely beast within
with your ethereal eyes and your alabaster skin

i remember all my nightmares and you you were just a ghost
of a restless winter's sleep i had there lying on the coast
as you knelt there beside me with a smile on your face
waiting for the moment i'd awake and you would go to waste
your graceful little fingers and your pretty little bones
when i did your made-up beauty left me lying on the coast alone
with a shadow in my heart because to me it didn't seem
like you were just a picture living in my dream

WMC

Written By: Adam Zachary

the hands of god guide my fingers in mysterious patterns
teaching me how to create light - something out of nothing
stars fill the sky, and the earth comes up beneath my feet
to catch me falling through space - out of nothing

life comes up around me from the barren earth below
grass between my toes, where before there was nothing
then animals, then man, then another hand in mine
teaching everyone around to build something out of nothing

well a titan gave us fire and we don't know what to do
a titan gave us fire and we don't know how to put it out

the awakening of man, dreams realized instantly
old shadows on a wall given life out of nothing
imposition of our dreams upon the beauty of the earth
burn down everything organic, turn something into nothing

now everybody's in a castle, no room for peasant shacks
just sit back and relax - no one's got to live with nothing
idyllic lives fueled by all that we can find
throw it to the flame, make something out of nothing
this flame burns bright enough to melt your lightning chains

a titan gave us fire and we don't know what to do
a titan gave us fire and we don't know how to put it out
a titan gave us fire and we don't know what to do
a titan gave us fire and we don't know how to put it out
a titan gave us fire and we don't know what to do
a titan gave us fire and we don't know how to put it out
a titan gave us fire and we don't know what to do
a titan gave us fire and we don't want to put it out

no time to refine ore - gold comes straight from the forge

Discography

nothing yet.

Set List

in no particular order -
between three to ten of these.

ORIGINALS -
Moonstruck
Dear Robin
Holy Ghost
Red Dress
Forward
Life & Times
Come Along
The Truth
WMC

COVERS -
Disarm (Smashing Pumpkins)
Thinking Of You (Katy Perry)
Fake Empire (The National)
Weapon (Matthew Good)
Like A Friend (Pulp)