Grandfather

Grandfather

 New York City, New York, USA
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Grandfather is a progressive rock band from New York City whose primal and melodic sound has been compared to bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Slint & Soundgarden. Grandfather was recently featured by SPIN Magazine as one of the top ten Must-Hear Artists at Brooklyn's Northside Festival in 2011.

Biography

Grandfather is a progressive rock band from New York City whose primal and melodic sound has been compared to bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Young Widows, Slint & Soundgarden. In 2010, they recorded their debut album, Why I’d Try, with famed producer Steve Albini and have racked up increasingly fevered buzz from The Village Voice, Spin Magazine, Flavor Pill and Steve Albini himself in the pages of GQ Magazine.

The band was hand picked to open for the legendary post-punk group Mission of Burma, one of a few bands to do so in North America in 2011.

Grandfather was recently featured by SPIN Magazine as one of the top ten Must-Hear Artists at Brooklyn's Northside Festival in 2011.

In the summer of 2011 they self-booked and completed a 35-show tour across the U.S. The band is currently writing new material and will be self-releasing a 7" in Fall 2011.

Grandfather was an early selection for CMJ 2011 and are currently making plans to tour extensively in 2012

Please visit www.grandfathermusic.com/press for all press, band bio, hi-res photos and live video.

Official Website:
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Lyrics

You're Strange

Written By: grandfather

so far they go to bring us closer to belong
how don’t they know i never notice anyone?

if it’s all for nothing
none of us can win
if it’s all or nothing
i’m all in

how can they say it’s not the same for some of us?
so far away where all the strangers are close enough

if it’s all for nothing
none of us can win
if it’s all or nothing
i’m all in

if it’s all for nothing
you won’t get far
you will not find it
i hope you know there’s not a way out

the hell you wake up to, hide it
you can fight it
don’t let up now

you should not give in to it
you can take it
aren’t you like that?

it’s already been before so they cannot help it
try to tell them not to try at all

it’s already been before so they cannot help us
we’re the one’s who have to get us

it’s already been before though we still forget it
we’re the one’s who have to let it
in towards us
redirect it
bring it forwards
bring it for us all

Tremors

Written By: grandfather

in front i cannot face it from the heart
i hide inside incase it falls apart

i’m sure that you’re unstable
then again
how is it that you’re strong but i’m not able?
how is that?
then again
how am i?

is the pressure too much?
not for nonesuch
and though we’re close now
i am so far gone

we’re all broke down, don’t remind us
knock it off!
that’s enough now
you’re asking for far too much of us
i’ve had enough
i’ve had it all
what have i?

is the pressure too much?
not for nonesuch
and though we’re close now
i am so far away

and as a day goes on for far too long
in a way to stay forever’s far too long
far too long for us

In The Shadow Of A Doubt

Written By: grandfather

if you go down there, you can’t come back
you can’t come back they said, can’t come back
you can’t come back they said, no one can come back

you’re not allowed to enter here
you have gone too far

if you go down under, you can’t come back

Caught Off Guard

Written By: grandfather

too late for this has been
the state of mind i’m in
before a moment’s gone
that never lasts for long

i faded from within
now nothing lies therein
and the longer this goes on
the more i notice it’s all wrong

if we could last forever
would we continue?

if it’s up to us
i don’t know how
there’s nothing i would not allow
that’s all gone now

if it’s all too much
then turn it down
to gasp for air is not to drown
it’s all gone now

By Myself

Written By: grandfather

all by myself this time
down to the dirt this time
all by myself again
down, down to the core
but where’d they go?
all by themselves this time
down, down to the core
where they want more
down to the core

where they can get inside us
nowhere they try to guide us
but if they get out, get out
now where’d they go?
they’re all gone

all by myself again
down to the dust again
all by myself this time
down, down to the core
but where’d you go
all by yourself this time
down, down to the core
where they want more
down to the core

where they can get inside us
nowhere they try to guide us
but if they get out, get out
now where’d they go?
they’re all gone

It's Good Enough Now

Written By: grandfather

nothing ever dies so save all of your goodbyes
whoever cut ties, severed so we’d recognize
when nothing seems as it appears but it’s familiar
it’s good enough now

so what have we become?
now that we’re farther from
it’s all for none, it’s done for
what did you realize when your thoughts were compromised
and these infinities were falling in and out?
it’s good enough now

what is it if we solely saw from afar?
i never would have known who we are
but i went to a border
then went farther
i went to a border
went too far

do you find it fitting in a fit of laughter?
laugh laugh ha ha what now
it’s always fucking funny how
as long as nothings going wrong then it’s enough that
it’s good enough now

what is it if we solely saw from afar?
i never would have known who we are
but i went to a border
then went farther
i went to a border
we got found when
i went to a border
then went farther
i went to a border
went too far

No One Knows No One

Written By: grandfather

as the fires will enfold you
and the walls will try to hold you
who is that you’re letting go of?
someone you will never know of
how could we be so misguided?
always distant and divided

no one knows no one
that’s not like you
without no one
we can’t get through

what came before
that can’t be how
if all we have is now
then all i am is all i am at all

in the end there’s nothing more
cause we have all been here before
and no one knows no one
it can’t be true
when you’re no one
and i am you

what came before
that can’t be how
if all we have is now
then all i am is all i am at all

The Outcome

Written By: grandfather

that’s all, it’s over
this isn’t our decision
now that we’re older
we’re in the same position

this is the one
what’s done is done
this is the outcome

no one’s denying
the life that we’ve been given
but how come we’re dying?
when all we have is living

this is the one
what’s done is done
this is the outcome

don’t try to run
what’s done is done
this is the outcome

Discography

Why I'd Try - 2010

Set List

You're Strange
Tremors
AWOL
In The Shadow Of A Doubt
Caught Off Guard
By Myself
It's Good Enough Now
No One Knows No One
The Outcome
Greedy Eye
Organ Thief
+ new, untitled material