Doctor Squid

Doctor Squid

 Acworth, Georgia, USA
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Start with early Weezer, then add an undeniable surge of energy and enthusiasm. Our songs range from radio-rock to hodowns to ballads, but all are united by focused songwriting and an uncanny ear for catchy melody. We stand out by having the most unwaveringly memorable and singable tunes around.

Biography

As it became crunch time for booking that crucial first show and the band still didn't have a name, we went with Doctor Squid after a short hypothetical discussion about Dr. Phil somehow turning into a squid, but deciding to continue his show (as Sam put it, “I may be a squid, but I don’t think you should beat your wife”).

Notable points in our history include having our song "On My Way" chosen (alongside tracks by artists like the Modern Skirts, the Whigs, and Venice is Sinking) to be distributed to all UGA incoming freshmen of 2009 as part of the University's music giveaway. We recently became the number one band for the region (and number 2 nationally) on collegebattleofthebands.com, and will be competing in the Atlanta area battle on March 27th. Our CD was selected for inclusion in the Music Genome Project at pandora.com.

Our debut CD was recorded in the summer of 2008 at Downtown Athens Recording Company with Asa Leffer. We keep our fans posted on the latest band news at our self-created website Squidrock.com (where one can also find “Doctor Squid: The Game” for PC). Doctor Squid has accumulated a large and absurdly loyal fan base in the Athens area on the strength of our album and live shows. The band is currently working on material for a follow up album and, as always, playing gigs and winning new fans.

Lyrics

On My Way

Written By: Larry Cardinal

Driving, driving on my way to see.
Yes I am on my way, yes I am on my way.
Keep in focus try to stay with me.
This time I've come to stay, yes I have come

Now it's harder than you thought it'd be.
Well baby don't be scared, 'cause I am almost there.
Girl, there's no reason to worry.
Well I am almost there, yes I am all

When the skies were clear
We were far away from here.
So hold on, be okay,
'cause I am on my way to say

Everything's gonna be alright
Don't worry baby, trust me baby.
Everything's gonna be alright
Just trust me baby, trust me baby.
Yeah everything is gonna be alright.

Everything's gonna be alright girl.
Everything's gonna be alright girl.

Atomic Reaction

Written By: Larry Cardinal

It's like an atomic reaction!

And when I look into her eyes,
I see the moment of surprise.
And now I'm searching for a way
To have this feeling day by day.

Now I'm looking for a reason
It's not the season without you there.
Now I'm searching for a passtime.
It's not the last time that I will say
It's like an atomic reaction!

And as I look into her eyes
I see the moment of surprise.
And now I've found a simple way
To have this feeling day by day.

Now I'm looking for a reason
It's not the season without you there.
Now I'm searching for a passtime.
It's not the last time that I will say

Now I'm looking for a reason
It's not the season without you there.
Now I'm searching for a pastime.
It's not the last time that I will say
It's like an atomic reaction!

The Things We've Chased

Written By: Mark Spurlock

Drifting on by,
I told you you're drifting,
But you sank into the sky,
You said you need lifting.
Sleeping where you lie,
You're tossing and shifting, but why?

The things we've chased
Will go to waste.
Dust from the dust that we hold,
Left in the cold.

You are standing at the center of the ocean.
You are fading from our memory.
Throw off this weariness and make a motion.
Drive off and send your waves across the sea.

Starting from the ground,
Where the seeds are all greening,
You take a look around,
Find something with meaning.
Felt like you had drowned,
It's alright if you're leaning and weak.

The things we've chased
Will go to waste.
Dust from the dust that we hold,
Left in the cold.

You are standing at the center of the ocean.
You are fading from our memory.
Throw off this weariness and make a motion.
Drive off and send your waves across the sea.

Well the shallow end is caving in,
It takes and breaks you as it spins,
So keep your head above and swim away.

You are standing at the center of the ocean.
You are fading from our memory.
Throw off this weariness and make a motion.
Drive off and send your waves across the sea.

Stop The Show

Written By: Mark Spurlock, Larry Cardinal

If you can hear me,
Long enough to see

Don't look, don't leave and
Don't close your eyes.
Now you've got no choice,
No chance to fight

And now the tumors that they're feeding
Leave the lost consumers bleeding.
All the rumors we're believing now.

So can we stop the show
Long enough to catch a breath of "No"?
Can we not pretend
Long enough to see where the cycle will end?

There once was a time when
The stars would light our way.
Now we need just enough to
Crawl in our caves

And condescend to those who wonder,
Men are means to end and plunder.
We'll transcend the filth we're under now.

So can we stop the show
Long enough to catch a breath of "No"?
Can we not pretend
Long enough to see where the cycle will end?

Now the tumors that they're feeding
Leave the lost consumers bleeding.
Choose to bloom or wither pleading now.

So can we stop the show
Long enough to catch a breath of "No"?
Can we not pretend
Long enough to see where the cycle will end?

When You're In Town

Written By: Larry Cardinal

Would you tell me next time that you're in town?
'Cause my feelings for you have changed.
And would you be so kind to tell me
Next time you come around?
'Cause my feelings for you have changed.

So things have changed now.
Nothing's the same now.
And would it be so bad for you now
That it's not for me?
As you can plainly see.

Things have changed now.
Nothing's the same now.
And would it be so bad for you now
That it's not for me?
As you can plainly see.

I look up, I get up though it's gone away.
But it's not so bad for me to say
I feel it, I need it, so come today
And it's alright for me to say

You Got It

Written By: Mark Spurlock

It's on your chest,
You got it, got it.
You take a breath,
You turn it, turn it
All around, turn the table down.

When troubles ring
You tell me all
About everything,
It's all over and
All undone, all and everyone.
You don't admit,
My innocent dear,
You think "I can't wait to leave you here".

Saying that I hold you over,
I told you over and over again.
Listen to my same reaction
And say inaction is actually in.
Saying that you're only joking
And I am soaking the smoke that you cried,
But the devil is on her side.

Can't turn around,
You got it, got it.
Don't slow me down,
I bought it, bought it
All along, now I'm moving on.

Taking the road,
You're taking over.
Aim and reload,
You're uncovered and
Taking on all and everyone.
Your fingers move,
They fall and you've won.
One more time, take a look at what you've done.

Saying that I hold you over,
I told you over and over again.
Listen to my same reaction
And say inaction is actually in.
Saying that you're only joking
And I am soaking the smoke that you cried,
But the devil is on her side,
And your angel is on her back.

But the devil is on her side.

It's on your chest,
You got it, got it.
You take a breath,
You turn it, turn it.
I look you down,
I sought it, sought it.
What have i found?
You're not it, not it.

Time

Written By: Larry Cardinal

We are caught in a thing called time.
Oh let me fall away.
We are caught in a thing called time.
Oh let me fall away.

We are the most respected group in town.
We don't appreciate you being around.
It's a shame, it's a shame, it's a shame
Where we all go.
It's a shame, it's a shame
Where we all go.

We are caught in a thing called time.
Oh let me fall away.
We are caught in a thing called time.
Oh let me fall away.

We are the most respected group in town.
We don't appreciate you being around.
It's a shame, it's a shame, it's a shame
Where we all go.
It's a shame, it's a shame
Where we all go.

Discography

We have a self-titled LP that is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, etc., and has received airplay on local college stations as well as being played on pandora.com. We've also privately released a handful of singles.

Set List

Typically we play 40-50 minutes (though we can play over 90 minutes if needed), usually only playing originals but throwing in covers as appropriate.

-=Originals=-

Running
On My Way
Take A Look
When You're In Town
The Things We've Chased
Victoria
Down By The River
Stop The Show
Atomic Reaction
3am Electric
Time
The Day It Rained Hot Coffee
The King
Too Late
Give And Take
You Got It
Regret It And Let It
If You Do
Misgiving
All Gone

-=Covers=-
The Beatles: Twist And Shout, Please Please Me, All My Loving, Octopus' Garden, Nowhere Man, She Loves You, Eight Days A Week
Weezer: Undone (The Sweater Song), The Good Life
The Killers: Smile Like You Mean It, Mr. Brightside
Cake: Never There, Let Me Go
White Stripes: Fell In Love With A Girl
Harvey Danger: Flagpole Sitta
The Strokes: Last Nite
The Temptations: My Girl
Lit: My Own Worst Enemy
Fountains Of Wayne: Stacey's Mom
The Outfield: Your Love