Framing Strangers

Framing Strangers

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Framing Strangers is a 4-piece indie rock band with two female vocalists, bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, Moog, and the occasional xylophone, handclaps, and violin. We smile onstage.

Biography

Framing Strangers came together after three random fans of Amanda Rosalie (yes, we were all strangers) asked to join her solo project. With the addition of Amy's harmonies and keys, Charles's percussion, and Jon's bass, the music took on a danceable, compelling and altogether unpredictable melodic sound. We have been described as urban rock with jazz-styled phrasing and conversationally narrative lyrics that reflect real life emotions and experiences. Amanda's gift for incorporating catchy melodies and unusual chord progressions, combined with our varied backgrounds in indie rock, alt country, heavy metal, a cappella, and jazz, provides a welcome challenge for the band and, we hope, a unique listening experience for the audience.

Lyrics

Monochrome

Written By: Amanda Rosalie - Framing Strangers

Monochrome

Monochrome colors in the lives
White blank pages with an unknown type
Black shadows on the distant wall
Grey sky is the backdrop

But dreams are in color
Bright reds and blues
Yellow is the haze that surrounds you

The feelings are grey and fuzzy
The white in your eyes is still loving (shining)
The road is straight black but winding
The darkness seeps into the room

(while I sleep)

In dreams there is color
Vivid (Inspiring) purple and green
Orange fire and flames all to be seen

Tears are clear with no color
Sound to the ear invisible
Breath is deep, rich but lonesome
And love is hard to see

(And true love is only felt by the few)

In dreams there is color
All hues I know to be true
I can see all things I should be

How can we make this become
What we always see
Not just in slumber

What do I put over my eyes
To view reality
Not just think fantasy

Nevermind

Written By: Amanda Rosalie - Framing Strangers

Nevermind
Never mind the space
Never mind the time
It wasn’t really intended for you.

Never mind the words.
Never mind the feelings.
They weren’t really meant to be true.

It was all a farce
A play to be enjoyed
Now the actors don’t care
And the stage is broken

Never you mind what was said
Never you mind what we did
It was nothing no nothing
It was nothing to be
Taken seriously.

What a lovely short
The credits have passed
All viewers have gone with
a lovely soundtrack
Never you mind the smile
Never you mind the touch
It shouldn’t have been
for you.

The Hardest Thing

Written By: Lyrics by Angela Wolf Melody by AmandaRosalie

The hardest thing I had to learn is that I’ll never be enough
And I can’t fix it all, no matter how much I love

I tried. With a hammer, nails, and a little duct tape too
To mend and patch all the things others had done to you.

May I be me
May you be you
May we take us as we are
Broken and bruised

May you be you
And may I be me
And may what binds us together
Be what sets us free…

Now a shell is left to stand full of hurt and fear and anger
And we keep holding out, while ignoring all the dangers.

To give up is weak and to continue will be hard
Maybe we can remember something that made us want this from the start.

May I be me
May you be you
May we take us as we are
Broken and bruised

May you be you
And may I be me
And may what binds us together
Be what sets us free…

Some days I feel empty and it seems that you do too
And recently I realized that I can’t fill the void consuming you
How can you completely love another when you don’t first love yourself
Or be one when separately we’re not whole
When we need it will we cry out for each other’s help
Or lie damaged in the wreckage of our souls?

May I be me
May you be you
May we take us as we are
Broken and bruised

May you be you
And may I be me
And may what binds us together
Be what sets us free…

Jumbled

Written By: Amanda Rosalie - Framing Strangers

Jumbled
It’s frustrating we know
when you can’t tell people
all things you think and want to show
Nothing comes out right
People seem to take the first thing they see insight

They don’t understand
All they see is jumbled (up) words in your hands

But words can’t explain
the truth you comprehend
which appears to pertain
Signs aren’t made clear
for a world you connect to and feel from silent ears

They don’t understand
All they see is jumbled words in your hands

Take it in and spell it out
Scream and yell
Cry out loud
until you have no more

Discography

Steal this Data (demo EP) 2009

Set List

9 original songs totaling 50 minutes stage time.