Down Yesterday

Down Yesterday

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Down Yesterday is a new era Progessive Rock group with range from heavy guitar riffs to melodic vocals accompianed with acoustic arrangements. The groups' energy that is put into their music shows their passion and dedication to the songs and will never cease to amaze you.

Biography

Down Yesterday was originally started by 3 friends in the West Texas town of Midland; the friends consisted of two guitarist and a bassist as they began their search for a drummer and singer. Through a few friends that knew friends, they finally met up with a drummer through the popular website MySpace. After some talk and hanging out the group decided to give it a go and continue the search for a singer. Three auditions later, the group had finally found what they were looking for in a guy named Lance Welch and never looked back.

The group was formed in June 2008 and completed their lineup by October and is quickly becoming a strong up and coming act. The bands' experience is at a professional level with hard, melodic sounds that will keep you wanting to find out when the next show will be! Down Yesterday recorded their first E.P at Dallas area studio Indian Trail Recordings with 3 time Producer Of The Year Alex Gerst (Faktion,Seasons After,Fair to Midland) in March 2009 and released their self-titled E.P in May 2009 selling hundreds of copies its first night available.

The first single from the E.P. titled "Stay" became an instant hit in the West Texas area and caught the attention of radio personel from Carlsbad,NM station Mix 104, who requested copies for the station which has been aired in the eastern New Mexico area, as well as Colorado and parts of Texas. The song "Stay" also peaked at #34 out of almost 15,000 songs in the MySpace Battle of the Bands.

The band currently wrapped up The Bailout Tour with The Sammus Theory and is available through iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and CDbaby! The group is also endorsed by Dirtbag clothing.

Lyrics

First to Fight

Written By: Lance Welch

I still feel the cold dark nights
You'd come outside and then we'd fight
I knew it wasn't meant to be
After all that shit you pulled on me
Your the first to fight
Its fist to fist
You said that you would try
How could it come to this

You threw it all away
You said that you would stay
It will always be this way
You said you would change
Its always the same
Im not gonna stay

The road led me to where we met
The warm air there just like regret
Their learning how to fall from me
Why should it take so long to see
Six years have come and gone
Who knew that I'd be wrong
You problem was selfish pride
You would run and hide

Lovers to your corners
Ring the bell
Come out swinging
Its fuckin on!

Said it once

Written By: Down Yesterday

Verse 1:
Saw you last night with an old friend
You couldn't see me from across this room
I die when I see you together
Now I know our end is coming soon

Didn't think we'd end up like this
It always felt like things were going right
Seems that lately when your with me
your only looking for a fight

Chorus
Treat me like this
Cast me aside
Until there's nowhere left to hid
ignore my feelings
control my thoughts
Then wonder what
wonder what goes wrong

Verse 2:
Didnt think we'd end up like this
It always felt like things were going right
Seems that lately when your with me
your only looking for a fight

Bridge:
So here we are now, you and me
All the plans we made will never be
If you want him
And if you need him
Where does that leave me

Stay

Written By: Down Yesterday

Every time you leave my side I feel like I die

Verse:1
All the time we spent together breaks my heart when you dont stay
Cant explain what I feel tonight
It just has to be this way

Pre-Chorus:
Please don't leave me here alone
Its just more than I can take
But when you have to go
I just want you to know

Chorus:
Every time you leave my side I feel like I die
Cant you stay here with me now
I just want one more night
I know you don't wanna leave me now
I can tell by the look in your eyes
I know you wanna be with me
why don't you stay?

Verse 2:
I remember that one night when I wiped the tears from your face
Nothing could prepare me then
when you had to leave this place

Pre-Chorus:
Please don't leave me here alone
Its just more than i can take
But when you have to go
I just want you to know

Bridge:
Please don't go, just stay
Please don't go, just stay

3 A.M.

Written By: Down Yesterday

Verse 1:
I'm here alone and I look at the time
Who the hell else would cross my mind
That girl last night who was good with her hands
I had to make her just a one night stand
Well I guess its time to call her again

Chorus:
You should have known I'd call you again
Late at night when i needed a friend
Good to know you would do it again
I'll call you next 3 A.M.

Verse 2:
Just like i thought you want it again
Cut the shit girl lets do it again
You are such a freak and thats just what i need
Scratch my back girl make me bleed
Next time just bring your friend

Bridge:
Between the sheets, up in the bedroom
You do all the things that I want you too
Girl you feel so good, you make me cringe
Cant wait to see you again

Discography

First to Fight (2008)
Self-titled E.P. (2009)

"Stay" has been aired in the eastern New Mexico/West Texas region though Carlsbad,NM station Mix 104

Set List

Typical setlist consist of approx 45 mintue show of original music. Usually consisting of approx 9-10 songs. DY usually does not play cover music in live shows however if one is played it will be one that is very recognizable and with Alternative feel; whether it is orginally alternative or converted from another genre.