Greenland

Greenland

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Biography

In September of 2004 Tony Acampora, Jamie Green and Adam Kissick formed Greenland. They practiced regularly and quickly developed a number of songs. From December 2004 to February 2005 the band recorded a 5 song ep/demo at Actiondale Studios in Annandale, VA. They have been playing shows in Washington, D.C. and Virginia since its completion. They went to college together where they collaborated in various groups and projects. Adam's pre-Greenland projects include a 12 hour noise recital which allowed him to complete a BA in music in Spring 04. He ran live sound professionally for four years and has a passion for home recording. Tony's spent much of his life in Europe, including a stint in Italy where he made his living covering American oldies in bars and cafes. He's been playing guitar and writing songs for about 12 years. Jamie, sharing a similar interest in songcraft, has devoted many hours to the self-made recording of quirky pop songs. He loves to write. Adam plays drums; Tony plays bass; Jamie plays guitar. Both Jamie and Tony sing. They're all in their mid twenties.

Lyrics

Take Your Tiger For A Walk

Written By: Jamie Green

i will not shrink i will not quit. i will not budge until i when this thing.
to satisfy my fiery fits i'll break free from this hum-drum hen pen.
it feels alright.
bully brains in uniform trot form swat teams in parking lots
concealing sly their softest spots branding themselves with hot internal language.
it feels alright.
it feels alright to talk to different people i'm not feeling so cold and frosty now.
brick by brick i'm building tiny towers i'm not feeling so cold and frosty now.
i'll never give up i'll never say it's a waste of time.
red apples are short and sweet. green apples are crisp and neat.
bully brains will kiss my feet when i get enough apples to eat.
it feels alright.
it feels alright to talk to different people i'm not feeling so cold and frosty now.
brick by brick i'm building tiny towers i'm not feeling so cold and frosty now.
i'll never give up i'll never say it's a waste of time to love you bastards.

don't forget when fortifying yourself with your own talk
to lay down your weapons and take your tiger for a walk.

Forward Frame To Frame

Written By: Jamie Green

i want to be the movie.
i want the sleep most soothing.
i sink to keep from moving.
but i have to move forward frame to frame.
i want to hold another
i want the undercovers.
i sink to invent lovers.
but i have to move forward frame to frame.
you glide like a ghost through my surroundings.
you look like a good idea from far away.
you flutter like a moth through all my head thoughts.
you say what you mean you drive the flies away.
i want to love you daily
i want the sure thing maybe.
i sink to keep from sailing.
but i have to move forward frame to frame.

Black Lightning

Written By: Jamie Green

my guts are ripped open and my black arts bark.
my leather shoes sink into the desert sand.
i'm so sorry that i've turned my back.
cynical again i'm cynical again.
i just wanted them all to open up so soft.
rosey and ripe and sweet enough
to sew me into their splitting seams
to run me like a stream through their alleys.
when the stars descend like tourists
and tempt me with their ether
i will sing to them
though i know that they won't hear me.
black lightning crack trees. its clouds intend
to blacken the canopy where i play pretend.
i'm so sorry that i'm falling down
i'm so sorry my head's underground.

Discography

Greenland EP

Set List

ALL SONGS (Sets usually consist of 10 of these, ranging from 30-45 minutes.)

Black Lightning
Brown Bird Dies Down
Captain, I Can't
Forward Frame To Frame
Give Me Solace In The Sea
Got Shot By A Name Drop
Gray and Navy
Green Memories In Time
I'm a Card Player
Moon Masquerade
No More Kidding Around (please doctor, please)
Salome
So Complex
Take Your Tiger For A Walk
The Thief
These Words Aren't True
Where the Wind Tastes Like Wine