Friday at the Lake

Friday at the Lake

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Energetic and emotionally charged, Friday at the Lake brings more than just an incredible performance to their fans, they bring a message of hope.

Biography

Energetic and emotionally charged, Friday at the Lake brings more than just an incredible performance to their fans, they bring a message of hope. When asked about the new album "Fences", bass player Julian Peddle explains, "There are so many hurtful things which happen in our lives that cause us to feel lost and broken... the result of these emotions is a push towards hopelessness, a fence or seperation from the ones we care about the most." "But it doesn't end there", says Julian. In their new album, FATL reveals many of their most personal experiences allowing fans to feel a deep connection with the band that goes beyond the music. "Our fans are always telling us how they can relate to the music we write. They have shared amazing stories of hope with us and I never could have expected to be a part of something so big.", says singer Tom Kessler.

Four years ago, Friday at the Lake began as a small group in Lakewood, WA. They met every Friday night on a lake and so the name of the band was declared after the three original members of the band, Tom, Julian and Kevin realized what the place meant to them. Friday at the Lake was a place of refuge, and that's what they all agreed to write their music about - Truth.

Friday at the Lake routinely draws large crowds to the venues they play. This is because they strive to make every performance unforgetable and they understand the value of maintaining dedicated fan base.

Just this last April, the band released their second EP titled, ''Fences'', which is available to purchase on iTunes, and through their website:
WWW.FRIDAYATTHELAKE.COM

Lyrics

Not Cut Out

Written By: Tom Kessler

I was not cut out for this
We were not cut out for missing life
the way we do
the way we do
Give me something to believe
Lend me a helping hand when I need you
When I need you
When I need you
To take this weight away
Won’t you please readjust?
I feel like I’m being crushed
This world is way too much
So say “goodbye!”

And we were meant to be a perfect world
And we were never meant to be so stressed
And we were meant to be for one another
Let not us say but do as we have planned
And I’ll say-

“I’ll never say goodbye!
I’ll never lose control!
I’m so stressed out!”
So here we go!

All the world’s cut out for you
and you’ve got it made from footwear to fast cars
You’re the only one for me but you’re never listening to your heart
And with this song I’ll try to bring you back to me
From miles you’ll come running
And then you’ll finally see your destiny!

And we were meant to be for one another
And we never meant to be apart
When will you find that in this lifetime -
You’ve got to believe in someone
other than yourself for once
I wish that you would come all the way back to me!

“I’ll never say goodbye!
I’ll never lose control
Don’t lose sight of this
I hope you won’t forget me”

All this time and all this has got to go
Never losing sight of what we know
Time won’t change unless
we put our heads together
So stick to being all for one another

And we were meant to be a perfect world
And we never meant to be apart
When will you find that in this lifetime -
You’ve got to believe in someone
other than yourself for once
I wish that you would come all the way back to me!

Can't Catch Me

Written By: Tom Kessler

Somebody tell me what is right for me
somebody tell me what is right...in this world.. cuz I am losing...”i am losing”
I am losing sight of you
God you catch me, when I’m falling
but you can’t catch me when I’m pushing you away...

Somebody show me who I’m supposed to be
won’t somebody show me who I am in this world
“change my feelings, send me some place, what’s my calling? is there no trace?
I’m no child, God of all things,
Send your fire
and illuminate a sign”

caught in sync with everything that the world has said
how could it be in my head?
and of all the things that it could ever tell me how to be
i still don’t know who I am
I still don’t know where I stand
'cause there’s all this temptation
and its driving me mad -
i can’t find a way to break free
won’t someone please carry me?

Well here I am stuck in between love and the western coast -
sunshine on my skin - and I am leaving all this world behind
but
she’s like a fire penetrating my oil-leak, she’s consuming everything.
everywhere, in my head, in my heart, she is there
can’t escape 'cause she is pushing me from you

And i know its You
Oh Jesus its you
“its You”
so here i am, Lord, I’m crying out to You once more
don’t let me drown (myself) again, O God,
and then You take my hand
and You set me free
with Your sovereignty over me

You conceived me
oh God You released me
and I love you, Jesus
You are my song
I will follow You wherever You will go...

LEAD ME, LEAD ME, TAKE ME, TAKE ME, TO A PLACE WHERE I AM SUPPOSED TO BE (x2)

Supposed to be
Oh Jesus You're the only one I need I need I need You Jesus.

You and Me

Written By: Tom Kessler

VERSE 1
You and me
You and me
You and me
Why can’t you see
The way in which we breathe
Simultaneously

So please find me
please -
you’re the only one
you’re my definition
you’re my destiny

CHORUS
But when you still lived in Bremerton
You said that our love would never end
and our love would be deeper than the ocean
but now that you’re gone we can’t
try to be things as crazy as that
if only you would just open up your heart
....if only you could just see the chances of us
...in us...

VERSE 2
Love is all I want to be
when I’m living in a world that bestows my sins
and I won’t go....
I won’t go....
I wont.....
I won’t let you go
You’re my destiny

BRIDGE
Don’t let me go
Don’t let me go
Where you are (x 2)

FINAL CHORUS
When we were young we said
that Jesus would come again
and our love would save us in the end
But now that we’re old we can’t
believe in such things as crazy as that
if only faith were so easily alined
if only you would just open up your heart
if only you could just see the chances in us
if only you could just .....

Our Patient Saint Amata

Written By: Tom Kessler

Intro
she picks green over everything
she tries to catch the air
if you see the way she dances
its as if you couldn’t help but stare
at the way she puts her hair up -
she knows Jesus is the only answer and
oh how she is loved
she is loved
oh how she is loved
as she leads her fellow classmates through the dark days she is kind of like
our patient saint Amata
Like the angel of the mountainside
and oh how she is loved................

Verse
she whispers right into my ear - and turns red
as the concert closes off its final arrangement
as we ascend the hill of the flood of people
com-pli-cations vastly arise - as hungry wolves prowl the night

ALLLL THEEE people made their way towards the gates
as we pushed our way through all the bodies
they were like zombies
as we got sep-arated from one-a-nother
oh I hadn’t a grasp
so I turned around -
she smiled and said,
“I’ll be ahead,
I’ll meet you back at the car”
I will never forget--

Pre-chorus
As she faded off in-to the crowd
“darling I’ll be right behind -
you know where to go”
As she disappeared I thought to say
“don’t go too far.”
But I didn’t say anything.

Verse
and then there was something that happened
something that was unexpected
she wasn’t waiting for us upon return
as the darkness was taking its toll
the moon lit field so found my soul
and the people passed by still there wasn’t a sign -
my heart nearly choked me as I remembered what I

(Pre-chorus)
had told her
“darling I’ll be right behind -
you know where to go”
and everything was sound, how could God ever let this come about?
and the world seemed to make its way in...
and she told me the story ----

CHORUS
They took her off
away from the fence line
as she fought for her life
the two wolves ripped into her body
now innocence taken
they tossed her around like a doll -
and then she was left alone left alone
as she carried herself back to me
back to me

“As she told me the story”

FINAL CHORUS
So take us now oh Father...
take us now...
As we are
When will you come - Father when will You -
wipe us all out with Your flood

Dyes Inlet

Written By: Tom Kessler

Lately I’ve been wonderin’ what’s been on your mind
been watching movies/ thinking about you and I
I always said I’d never write another love song about you
But guess what/ here’s one more
As stars are shining bright tonight
I hope this song will guide you back down to this shack
Where I wait for you
Here on Dyes Inlet

As your mother and father abide -
They say you and I were always sent by Jesus
And if the winds of change would lead me back strait to your heart
I hope this song will guide/ song will guide you home
A story even angels are jealous of In the end
that’s what we’ll be together
As the compasses of our hearts and God’s always leads you back to me

So take your time
Take your time (x3) on me

All We Are

Written By: Tom Kessler

The world is a beautiful thing
But God gives me reason to sing
Droning on, we’re all victims of each other
‘cause all we are is just self-seeking brothers
And so many times we fail to measure
‘cause all we seek is pleasure
And so many times we’ve tried to be cautious
But we’re all just self-righteous

And in the end where will you stand -
Aside God or beside man?
And when it rains what is your fait, my friend?

Nothing is certain
Nothing is shared
Everyone blends in and no one is aware
I feel stuck
Its hard to breath when Satan says “its okay”
so we do it anyway
And so many times I cry to the world
but the world just never listens
And so many lies that we cover up
adjacent to corruption

And all we are: beautiful
And all we are: beautiful
And all we are: beautiful just like the white angels that help us
‘cause God is all around
And all we are/ all we were is goons
And all we are/ all we were is just flowers waiting to bloom
And all we are/ all we were is fallen
All we are/ all we were is gone!

And in the end where will you stand -
Aside God or beside man?
And when it rains what is your fait, my friend?
And in the end Jesus saved You
When He died and rose again
All for man/ all for me/
Jesus

Side-note

Written By: Tom Kessler

Well somewhere in the distance I think I hear cannon fire
headed towards me as I wait for someone to come to my rescue
Like a boat without a motor I am stranded in this dreary lake
that she put me in just to rot seven months ago
I guess I feel like there’s still hope

And I don’t wanna’ be your little side-note
I don’t wanna be some little memory nestled in the back of your mind
I just wanna’ be your dream come true
I just wanna’ be with you/ near you/ I wanna’ be all that you find
“I wanna’ be all that you find”

So you pushed me over and I look to my friends for warmth
Just to go about my day acting like nothing matters to me
Ohh but when I set my clothes on the rack/ get in bed/ try to sleep
you come back to me
you come back to me
I am sinking/ can you just remember this?

And I don’t wanna’ be your little side-note
I don’t wanna be some little memory nestled in the back of your mind
I just wanna’ be your dream come true
I just wanna’ be with you/ near you/ I wanna’ be all that you find
“I wanna’ be all that you find”

Well somewhere in the past you once took me aside and whispered
that there’s a whole bunch of people out there that are waiting for me
but then you just got up and left and all of you disappeared
and the last thing you told me was that you weren’t ready
I feel like there’s still hope
like there’s still hope on you
change/ Won’t you change?
‘Cause I’ll never find/I’ll never find anyone else like you
anyone else like you
and I’ll never find/ I’ll never find anyone else like you
anyone else like you

Interrupt your focus
Drop all that you have
Listen to this song and just do all of the math
I’m in love with you but I just don’t understand
How you can go off somewhere/ never think of me
Drive fast/ go far/ never think of me
Live life/ sleep fine/ never wondering
why there’s still a light shining on every time that you come home

Wasting My Time

Written By: Tom Kessler

Its been so long since I’ve been waiting for you
I don’t know why I can’t just move on
I’ll seize the day
I’ll take whatever I can find
ohh but Sunday comes and there you are looking so fine
I wish I could let you go

But I wanna’ be yours
I wanna’ be for you
Tell you everything
Oh its been so long since I’ve been -
I’ve been “yours forever”
I can’t tell ya how tired I am of being “yours forever”
I think its time that you became all mine
and that I climb the fence and see what’s on the other side

Time
I’m wasting my time with you
and I’m wasting my time
I don’t wanna’ waste my time

All my friends think that I’ve just been cursed
That I’m just a fool
That I can’t see the obvious truth
But my hopes run wild
My heart just can’t let go
Though I know the pain
I’ve felt it before a dozen times
It seems like I can’t do anything else
but to keep doing this to myself

I’m a fool
I am a fake
been so long since I’ve been -
I’ve been “yours forever”
I can’t tell ya how tired I am of being “yours forever”
I think its time that you became all mine
and that you climb the fence and see what’s on the other side

Back-up Plan

Written By: Tom Kessler

I am not the only one who feels like everything’s a mess
There are others out there who die of thirst and starve of hunger
I am stronger than before
My life is not so bad
I’ve got friends to count on and a car
And clothes to keep me warm
But I don’t have you “my waitful love”
No I can’t see your face ‘cause you’re gone from me “oh why
Can’t life be more simple -
Not so cheap an low and sly?
I wish that I could forget you”

You are a beautiful sweet girl with soft skin and a beautiful smile
Going on twenty one trying to figure out what you’re about
I am lost without you girl
My life is not the same
If there is no “you and me” tell me how - and who am I to blame?

Is it ending now or are we still together?
Can you place the stars just right so that we can coinside?
I love you more than you know but you don’t understand
‘cause I’m just a lone-sweet candidate for your own little back-up plan

So if plan ‘A’ doesn’t go quite right you’ve got me to count on -
sitting at home counting stars trying to figure out what you’re about
When you’re away I’m torn inside
My breaths are short and taken
Plan ‘B’ is a crappy spot
I’m just there - I’m just an after-thought
I’m just an after-thought

Color of the summer: shades of green and blue
Every little thing that you do continues my stride
You are the reason why the world’s so hard for me
But if I let you go now you won’t care, ‘cause the season’s dry
You are the reason why I still smile
and there’s thousands upon thousands of simple songs I write for you

“I’ll take the summer and the sunshine”

Discography

- "Fences" April 2, 2011

- "There's Still a Light Shining On" December 23, 2008

All music is available to purchase on iTunes and hard copy through www.fridayatthelake.com