Friends of Lola

Friends of Lola

BandCountryAmericana

New Country trio of singer/songwriters movin' n shakin' around Nashville, TN. Think Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young meets Lady A.

Biography

“Holy cow…everytime I hear Friends of Lola…they get awesome…er.” –Tammy Ragusa, Country Weekly Magazine.

Nashville born band, Friends of Lola, may not look or sound new to the country music scene, but they are. The three faces of the trio are siblings Houston Wages and Cyrena Wages of Memphis, TN, and Gabe Rabben of Laguna Beach, CA. “Things happened for us so quickly but so organically...we were all a little surprised at how obvious our musical chemistry together is,” -Cyrena. FOL’s self-produced debut EP, “Letters from Tennessee,” was released in February 2013 and is comprised of six songs the three wrote together in their tiny Nashville apartment in the fall of 2012.

Before the birth of FOL, Houston was in Los Angeles pursuing an acting career, Cyrena was beginning her senior year at Belmont University, and Gabe was touring as the drummer for Righteous Brother, Bill Medley. Worlds collided when Cyrena and Gabe went on a blind date and began dating in Spring 2012. Houston and Gabe met for the first time in Memphis a few months later, wrote their first song one night in about ten minutes, and therefore the rest is history. Houston packed his bags, left Cali, and joined the other two in Music City.

“We think there’s something special about getting to tap into the country industry at this exact time. It’s really evolving and inviting fresh, risky, interesting ideas, and we’re excited to be a part of that.”- FOL. With influences stemming from as far as The Eagles to Bonnie Raitt to Stevie Wonder to Hank Williams Sr., it’s no secret these old souled kids were raised on old school musical influences. Their songs find a perfect balance between poetic yet translucent lyrics, with melodies that drive ya mad all day. As for now, the FOL’ers keep their eye on the prize and try to write “good songs that make people feel something.” Stay tuned for what’s to come of Wages, Wages, and Rabben.

Lyrics

Waste of Two Good Arms

Written By: Friends of Lola

What a waste of two good arms
Reaching out for you
What a waste of two good arms

Ya never meant me no harm
Tried to keep you
What a waste of two good arms

California I would go there if you asked me to
If Carolinas on your mind I’m thinking 'bout it to

Cause’ I’ll wait forever if forever is together with you
I'll wait forever if forever is together with you
Oh when ya make me lonely
Only makes me love you more
Oh I’ve never felt this way before
Like a waste of two good arms
Reaching out to an empty heart

What a waste of two good arms
Holding out for you
What a waste of two good arms

Said you were gonna call
Waited up for you
Oh what a waste of two good arms

California I would go there if you asked me to
If Carolinas on your mind I’m thinking bout it too

Cause’ I’ll wait forever if forever is together with you
I'll wait forever if forever is together with you
Oh when ya make me lonely
Only makes me love you more
Oh I’ve never felt this way before
Like a waste of two good arms

I Hope you get these
These letters
from Tennessee

Cause’ I’ll wait forever if forever is together with you
Ill wait forever if forever is together with you
Oh when ya make me lonely
Only makes me love you more
Oh I’ve never felt this way before
Like a waste of two good arms
Reaching out to an empty heart

Goodbye to Loving You

Written By: Friends of Lola

I am waiting on a miracle
To take me to the place I was before
You, all the things you used to say
Would make me feel brand new
Afraid I’m losing you

Baby lets pause for a minute
Crawl back in it
Fall back in love with you
Cause if you think for a minute
I wasn’t in it
I got news for you
Had one last summer
Learned one another
Underneath the moon
Oh I never thought, I’d have to say, goodbye
Goodbye to loving you

Tonight saw ya cross that smoky room
Cried when I couldn’t seem to get to you
These dreams maybe they are warning signs
Is you’re heart breaking too
Afraid I’m losing you

Baby lets pause for a minute
Crawl back in it
Fall back in love with you
Cause if you think for a minute
I wasn’t in it
I got news for you
Had one last summer
Learned one another
Underneath the moon
Oh I never thought, I’d have to say, goodbye
Goodbye to loving you

Please wake me
And take me
Far away from
All these nightmares
That shake me
Might break me

Baby lets pause for a minute
Crawl back in it
Fall back in love with you
Cause if you think for a minute
I wasn’t in it
I got news for you
Had one last summer
Learned one another
Underneath the moon
Oh I never thought, I’d have to say, goodbye
Goodbye to loving you
Goodbye to loving you

Set List

Waste of Two Good Arms
Black Swan
Mad as Love
Gasoline
Goodbye to Loving You
Elvis, Jesus, & George Jones
One More Record
Bartenders Blues (cover)
Never Missed a Sunday
Brother John
Kissed Me Like Thunder
Dixie Chicken (cover)
Thirty Days