Henry Doss

Henry Doss

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This band is acoustic-rock, all original material. Front man Henry Doss writes all songs. Lyrically intense and melodic, the sound ranges from soft acoustic ballad, to hard-driving, straight up rock. Slight leanings toward "West Coast Country Rock."

Biography

Henry Doss began writing and performing music shortly after retiring from his banking career. He began working with a core band of musicians from Northern Michigan in 2002, and the sound they have created can best be described as acoustic rock, with a very slight "country rock" bent. Henry writes songs about love, children, loss and relationships in the world. Henry and his band do only original music; no covers allowed.

For more detail, please visit Henry's web site at www.henrydoss.com. Just about every song he has recorded can be heard there, including some live material.

Lyrics

I Went Out Today

Written By: Henry Doss

I went out today, looking for some fun.
Nothing left to say, nothing to be done.
Walked on down the road; no place special to be.
All my stories told, endlessly.

Let me tell you now, nothing matters to me.
All I really want is some time to be free.

I brought myself back home, to my favorite easy chair.
Lit a fire to warm my bones, I said goodbye to my last care.
Watched the sun go down, saw the stars up in the sky.
Felt the world go round and round, and I wondered why.

Let me tell you now, nothing matters to me.
All I really want is some time to be free.

Now I lay me down, pray my soul to keep.
Nothing left to say, just an endless sleep.
I'll walk back down that road, see what's there to see.
While my story goes on endlessly.

Let me tell you now, nothing matters to me.
All I really want is some time to be free.

I've Been Thinking

Written By: Henry Doss

I've been thinking about all my friends back at school.
Where did they go?
I've been thinking about all those things I used to know.
What did I know?

Got a wife, got a job, got a brand new car. What did I know?
Got a mutual fund, got a portfolio. What did I know?

I've been thinking about all the times that I tried.
How could I know?
I've been thinking about all the truths all the lies.
What did I know?

How the time's passed me by, and I'm wondering why I didn't know.
Forgot to live here and now, always wondering how, and what I should know.

Now I'm thinking about all those things that I missed. How could I know?
Seems like most of my life went and gave me the slip.
What did I know.

How the time's passed me by, and I'm wondering why I didn't know.
Forgot to live here and now, always wondering how, and what I should know.

Got a wife, got a job, got a brand new car. What did I know?
Got a mutual fund, got a portfolio. What did I know?

It's Good To See You Happy

Written By: Henry Doss

Hey, it's good to see you happy.
Hey, it's good to see you smile.
It's good to see you out here in the sunshine.
Let me sit with you and stay here for a while.

And if you let me take you home.
We'll be together and we'll never be alone.

Hey, I think that I could love you.
Hey, I think I really care.
I think that I could make you very happy.
I'll stay with you and love you everywhere.

And I want to take you home.
We'll stay together and we'll never be alone.

Hey, don't tell me that you're leaving.
Please don't tell me you must go.
Just let me tell you one more time I love you.
And no one here will ever have to know.

Discography

Lies and Other Stories -- 2000
Remnants Of A Conversation -- 2002
Two Songs -- Henry Doss and Emma Rugg -- 2002
April Songs -- Henry Doss and Emma Rugg -- 2004
Floating Islands -- September 2004

Set List

Our basic set is approximately 25 original songs, no covers. We open with a full band, straight up rock orientation, move through the middle to some acoustic material (ballad-like material) and end with up tempo, rock material.

Henry occassionally performs the entire set, with only an acoustic guitar . . . sometimes with bass, percussion and so on, depending on the venue.