Greg Reed

Greg Reed

 Bellingham, Washington, USA
SoloRockPop

It's a combination of rock, pop, blue, and folk. My music is meant to be an eclectic mix of moods; from intraverted ballads to dance pop to all out rock n' roll. Lyrics that make you think and beats that force you to tap your foot.

Biography

Greg Reed is a solo musician currently residing in Bellingham, WA. His energetic performances encompass a diverse range of styles including rock, pop, blues, folk, and orchestral. On stage, Greg uses a myriad of guitars, effects, and loops to create eclectic soundscapes. This setup broadens the range of emotions in his songs, which vary from introverted ballads to dance pop.

Lyrics

No Time to Lose

Written By: Greg Reed

Three chords and the truth
That's all anyone ever needed just to write
a simple "I love you"
And it changed the world, but to me
Wouldn't matter if I couldn't change your mind

Two hands clasped together
In trusting each other
Can't we all find another solution to this war?
Oh I swear that peace worked before
Greedy people rose to fight

One voice from the heart
Self-less, whisper wisdom, speaking freedom
crying justice, wanting love!

Three chords
Two hands
One voice, and
No time to lose

Taught Me

Written By: Greg Reed

Pluck the heartstrings of my guitar
Strum them 'til they'll sing no more
No one else could I adore
(I just) Stare at you 'til eyes grow sore

If life is like a song - you write my melody
I had loved wrong, but your heart taught me

When I wake up start the day
And see you lying next to me
Can't we both just run away?
Buy the ticket leave today

We'll hop into that rocket and blast off
Take a trip 'round mars, then come back home

When days are you long you console me
You stole me - never give me back
I was singing without soul
I was speaking but my words were dull

Your love sharpened me like a knife
Cut into my heart and bleed my life

Wake UP!

Written By: Greg Reed

You took my right to disagree
I didn't argue with that
You took my right to speak free
and I didn't talk back
You chastized me on bended knee
I prayed that was the end
You stripped me of my liberty

Maybe it's time - to wake up!

You told me lies I can't believe
But I did anyway
You told me hate my enemies
But they were friends yesterday
And when you say you'll bring the change
What does that mean for us?
I think the time is now to act

But first we gotta wake up!

Reality of Apathy
It's real in our midst
Destroyed if we resist
Will you rise - or stay asleep?

You said you want a revolution?!
A revolution now?

I see the man come on TV
Buy my little fix
So I can't afford what I see
I'll play my music instead
- But no one in this great country
Is moving quick to disagree
With points of view so thoroughly
Eskewed they couldn't possibly
Hold any truth effectively
Yet still we sit so happily
On asses growing rapidly
So maybe it's time - TO WAKE UP!

Spumento

Written By: Greg Reed

In a cabin by the brook near the tiny village of Spumento
Lived and old retired cook, a pirate by his trade
And he looked to the sea
To his old ship 'Majesty'
He lived by the shore
To feel more at home - he lived alone

A caller came to his door near that tiny village of Spumento
'Majesty' needed him once more so he left without delay
And the thoughts ran through his head
“Will I come back alive or dead?”
So he stepped onto the road
And left his land-locked home - Goodbye Spumento!

And if you see him sailing, you'll notice from a mile
You'll see what he's been wanting - the chance to
really smile!

The cabin is quiet now near that tiny village of Spumento
The townspeople wonder how that came to be
And they go about their lives
Hats on Sunday, suit and ties
Did the pirate find his dream?
They just don't care!
Well that's Spumento

You Know What I Want

Written By: Greg Reed

Let's get right down to it baby now
We've got tonight
I've got this cask of wine and you
You've got the bites

I see that smile creepin' in again
The moon is bright
You've got the look in your eyes
By candlelight

You know what I want
Stop makin' me wait
You know what I want
It's you with me - baby

Ukelele play all day
And you don't mind
Sleepin' on the seashore in the sand
Won't get much sleep tonight because...

(Chorus)

Discography

Folklore Troubadour - LP

Set List

Typical 1 Hour Set list:

No Time to Lose
Taught Me
Wake UP!
Paul Simon cover - Song for Julie
Hot One Tonight
Spumento
Darius, Prince of Araby
Nostalgia
Rufus Wainright cover - Hallelujah
You Know What I Want
High Endurance *new*
Dianne
Phil Collins - In Your Eyes
Sleep Song
Backporch Blues