Gregg Swann

Gregg Swann

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Guitar driven, hook-laden pop anthems and wistful ballads a la Goo Goo Dolls/Paul Westerberg.

Biography

Gregg Swann's latest CD “Everybody’s Got To Be Somewhere” has garnered 2 “Best of 2006” Top Ten List spots as well as a “2006 Album of the Year” nod from BlogCritics.org (BC Magazine).

“…like a shiny diamond ring…equal parts melody and crunch.”
absolutepowerpop.com

“A great return to form for an amazing songwriter. This is an album requiring urgent discovery.” rockandrollreport.com

“…delicious power-pop with a punk snarl swirled in." blogcritics.org

Recently, Gregg performed at the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame 53rd New Writer’s Showcase and was selected for The Best of The Songwriter's Hall of Fame New Writers compilation CD. And, he had 2 music videos featured on ABC's "All My Children".

Previously, Gregg was runner-up in the International Songwriting Competition, and scored a top 20 spot (#18) on the Gavin Magazine A/C Chart. Gregg had several songs featured on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street”, ABC and The Lifetime Network.

Gregg has also toured solo and with his band in France, the UK and Denmark. He has done
numerous radio interviews in the U.S., in connection with his top 20 song on the Gavin Chart
(released on Dalin Records). European releases include the album "Fever Dream" on Bam Balam
Records (Spain), the single "On The Outside" on Stick Music (France), as well as a track on "Hit The
Hay" a compilation from Sound Asleep Records in Sweden.

Lyrics

Easier Said Than Done

Written By: Gregg Swann

You got a cigarette and maybe a secret too
nothing to regret – even your lies are true
to form an answer under; interrogation, it’s no wonder why
what are you doing in here? Faking the sad sublime
and there’s nothing to fear – except itself and time
To pick up where you left off
Keep on diggin’ ‘til you get caught

When all the talk is all out it’s easier said than done
And even with or without it’s easier said than done

You got the middle of night –you got nothin’ to do
So you put up a fight – no one is fighting with you
Need to get this together; not some other time whenever

When all the talk is all out it’s easier said than done
And even with or without it’s easier said than done

Time and tide hold you – now there’s still time to do

Need to get this together; not some other time whenever

When all the talk is all out it’s easier said than done
And even with or without it’s easier said than done
When all the talk is all out it’s easier said than done
And even with or without it’s easier said than done

Unremind Me

Written By: Gregg Swann

I stumble on, I stumble blindly
sometimes it’s hard to try
fallin’ down, arms behind me
don’t care about your reason why

what are the odds now
do I wanna play the game
what do you know now
I don’t know from where you came

I have no doubt you will unremind me
not everything was made to be broken
throw it all out; you will unremind me
make a brand new memory with you

walk on down, sit by the ocean
maybe the caribbean sea
I won’t get ahead of myself
now that you’ve got a hold on me

what do you see
the picture is a frame of mind
you cover the colors
might as well be blind

I have no doubt you will unremind me
not everything was made to be broken
throw it all out you will unremind me
make a brand new memory with you

Hollywood

Written By: Gregg Swann

these days are one
ring me out, take it all
where's the unexpected call?

these nights are long
take a drink, get mean
waiting for the setting sun scene

it's gotta go somewhere it's gotta be like hollywood
it's only fair to believe it might, it could
I won't be sad when the ending ends up, you know, like it should
it's gotta go somewhere it's gotta be like hollywoood

I hope; I see
the way it goes, the way things are
savin' pennies in a jar

and right now is gone
will the twist be my key
or trap door that's under me

it's gotta go somewhere it's gotta be like hollywood
it's only fair to believe it might, it could
I won't be sad when the ending ends up, you know, like it should
it's gotta go somewhere it's gotta be like hollywoood

bring on the fade in
green-light a way in now

it's gotta go somewhere it's gotta be like hollywood
it's only fair to believe it might, it could
I won't be sad when the ending ends up, you know, like it should
it's gotta go somewhere it's gotta be like hollywoood

Discography

"Everybody's Got To Be Somewhere" CD (self-release)

"Dizzy at the Door" CD (Dalin Records)

"Verge" self-released EP

"Fever Dream" CD (Bam Balam Records, Spain)

"On The Outside" b/w "Rose-Colored Glasses" CD single (Stick Music, France)

"Yes, Maybe"/"blue in the face" self-released double CD

Set List

A typical set is 45-50 minutes, though sets can run as long as 90 minutes or 2, 45-50 minutes set can be performed depending on the requirements of the venue or event.