Go Van Gogh

Go Van Gogh

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Go Van Gogh's sound consists of sex, lust and anger......Lost love and winning hope. At times, frantic and visceral.......At times, melodic as a lullaby. this is only the beginning...

Biography

Go Van Gogh. A band with an alias?...interesting

The former members of Greenwheel, once Island/Def Jam recording artists, have their sights set on: "what makes people close their eyes and feel the music, and also dance in such a manner wherein reality is forgotten."

Go Van Gogh's sound blends funky tones and classic melodic style. Combined with urgent dance hall beats, jagged guitar riffs, and an overall love for the drama and emotional abandon that makes hearts skip and feet stomp, Go Van Gogh will do more than get your attention.

Bassist Brandon Armstrong accurately describes what they desire for their sound, as well as their new philosophy. "We care deeply about our music, but we don't want to take ourselves too seriously. We're at our best when we're acting like complete fools with each other."

The chemistry between Brandon, guitarist Andrew Dwiggins, and sensational frontman Ryan Jordan, is ridiculous, but also very strong. How strong? Enough to craft songs worthy of Grammy Nomination. Their song "Breathe" earned a Grammy nod when Melissa Etheridge took the song to number 1 status at pop and adult contemporary charts back in 2004. Ryan explains "It was never something we expected, but we were absolutely honored nonetheless." "We write our songs based on our past experiences, but the songs come to life because of the chemistry we have in the moment." Andrew chimes. "Writing together is what we do best. No, wait... is it drinking gasoline and making prank calls to the nursing home?..hmm...We're pretty good at both I guess."

Touring across the U.S. in support of their first record gained these unassuming jokesters their fearless stage swagger. Supporting acts like Our Lady Peace, Hoobastank, Saliva, Breaking Benjamin, and Injected put them in front of thousands of faces every night. "We love to perform. Period." Singer/guitarist Ryan Jordan assures. "It's such a huge part in what takes us and our music to another level." With chameleon like adaptability, Jordan croons one moment, and shakes walls with fierce defiance the next. Passion is the word. It is as genuine as the sweat that cover Go Van Gogh after every performance. "We don't smell good when we play well, let's put it that way" Andrew insists. Brandon includes, "If we stood there and tried to play everything technically perfect, we would be robots. It would be sweet to be cyborgs of some type, but not robots."

If you don't give this genuinely talented and heartfelt music a chance, you're worse than a robot...drunk on gasoline...making prank calls to nursing homes.

Lyrics

Fallen Asleep

Written By: Go Van Gogh

If there was ever a reason to be running away, I need to find me a fast car.
Would you call it treason if I wanted to stay? No time to think it over.

I am falling asleep at the wheel.
No control.

My hands are bleeding from this rusty cage, its keeping me honest.
Write your alibi so you can get your way. I got a reason for you now.

I am falling asleep at the wheel.
No control.

Take all the pain you've ever known, and all the lies you've ever told. You can keep them all and go right on your way.

I have fallen asleep at the wheel.
No control.

After You

Written By: Go Van Gogh

There's something in your eyes tonight.
Something there that says you'll give it away.
You don't need any reason, you're right.
You keep all your reasons buried away.

Where you going now?

I'll be coming. Ill be coming after you.
You got me coming now. You got me coming right after you.

There's no need for me to deny.
That what I want I don't need to know your name.
Don't you go confusing my style. I'll play nice, I promise, don't be afraid.

Where you going now?

I'll be coming. Ill be coming after you.
You got me coming now. You got me coming right after you.

Runaway

Written By: Go Van Gogh

It's your face that I wait to see.
An angel. An answer to my needs.
I know you know what desire means.
I want you. I want you here with me.

Away, you're always away.
In your way, I'm always in your way.
You run, you always run away.

You show no concern for change, but you show me just how to question me.
Was everything you said a lie, or do I just want this to be right?

Away, you're always away.
In your way, I'm always in your way.
You run, you always run away.

That's all you've ever done and thats all you'll ever do. I'll waste a moment on you to watch you run away.

Blood Money

Written By: Go Van Gogh

I DONT NEED YOUR LOVE
I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY
I DONT NEED YOUR TOUCH
I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY
I DONT NEED YOUR SECRETS OR YOUR ALIBIS
ALL YOUR SAD SONGS WONT HELP YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT
I DONT NEED YOUR TIME
I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY
I DONT NEED YOUR LIES
I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY
I WILL TELL YOU THAT I WILL GIVE IT BACK TO YOU
THATS JUST A LIE CHILD

THE SALT AND THE SWEET THEY GIVE ME A TASTE
FEELING NO COLD IN YOUR WARM EMBRACE
THE SALT AND THE SWEET THEY GIVE ME A TASTE OF YOUR HEART
AND ILL TAKE THE BLOOD FROM YOUR VEINS

NOBODY WANTS YOU LIKE I DO
NOBODY NEEDS YOU LIKE I DO

I DONT NEED YOUR RHYME
I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY
I DONT NEED YOUR REASON
I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY
SEE I CANT BE RUNNING ROUND ALL OVER TOWN ACTING LIKE A CLOWN
MAKING SOME FOOL OF MYSELF WHILE ANOTHER STRANGE LOVER GETS AHOLD OF YOU AGAIN

THE SALT AND THE SWEET THEY GIVE ME A TASTE
FEELING NO COLD IN YOUR WARM EMBRACE
THE SALT AND THE SWEET THEY GIVE ME A TASTE OF YOUR HEART
AND ILL TAKE THE BLOOD FROM YOUR VEINS

NOBODY WANTS YOU LIKE I DO
NOBODY NEEDS YOU LIKE I DO

Get Up

Written By: Go Van Gogh

DONT TRY TO MAKE ME START WITH NO INSPIRATION
YOU HAVE A SOUL SO DARK IT IS NO MORE
ALL AT ONCE DEPART WITH NO DESTINATION
MAKING COLD MY HEART TO FIGHT YOUR WAR

STOP RIGHT NOW!
I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS
TURN MY EYES!
TO YOUR INDIFFERENCE
STOP RIGHT NOW!
BEFORE YOU BLOW US ALL AWAY

GET UP! GET UP!
CANT YOU HEAR THE ALARM
GET UP! GET UP!
THIS IS YOUR CURTAIN CALL
GET UP! GET UP!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR
GET UP! GET UP!

YOU WANT TO GIVE ME MORE THAN INFORMATION
YOU WANT TO TAKE THE PLACE OF WHAT I TRUST
TURN ON YOUR COLORED BOX AND LOOK FOR SOME ANSWERS
FALSE IMPRESSIONS LAST FOREVER

STOP RIGHT NOW!
I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS
TURN MY EYES!
TO YOUR INDIFFERENCE
STOP RIGHT NOW!
BEFORE YOU BLOW US ALL AWAY

GET UP! GET UP!
CANT YOU HEAR THE ALARM
GET UP! GET UP!
THIS IS YOUR CURTAIN CALL
GET UP! GET UP!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR
GET UP! GET UP!

So In Love

Written By: Go Van Gogh

I didn’t do that to you
you wouldn’t close your mouth
you tried to change my mind
I wouldn’t let you out
I didn’t do that to you
you cut me down to size
I tried to cool you down
you wanted to be right

we are not so in love with what you’re selling
we will not sing along to angels dying

I didn’t do that to you
Should have closed my eyes
and held my hand out
for some new suprise
I didn’t do that to you
you couldn’t close your mouth
the lies on your lips
you want to let them out?
well let them out

All the weight you pull is dragging all of us down
all the weight you pull is driving all of us
down down down

We are not so in love

Discography

Go Van Gogh - Blood Money/ Get Up EPK - 2008 - Self Released (AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT www.govangogh.us)
Go Van Gogh - Ruby and the Starlight Ballroom - 2007 - Self Released (available on iTunes or govangogh.us)

Greenwheel - Bridges for Burning EP - 2006 - Self Released
Greenwheel - Electric Blanket - 2005 - Never Released - Island/Def Jam
Greenwheel - Soma Holiday - 2002 - Island/Def Jam (Available on iTunes)
Soma Holiday - Self Titled LP

Set List

Same ol' Games
So in Love
Fallen Asleep
After You
Change
Drifting Days
Runaway
All Right
Blood Money
Get Up!

Covers:
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart