Herff Jones

Herff Jones

 Mystic, Connecticut, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Lush but heavy, multi-dimensional, rootsy, textural, groovy, organic, and fiery acoustic/electric music. Every color of the rock and roll rainbow, with sprinkles.

Biography

Formed in the fall of 2010, we are a five-piece ranging in age from 19 to 21. Though we are pressed to label ourselves “rock”, our songs are determined only by duende, allowing us to move freely through method and mood in an attempt to develop a unique sound through acoustic and electric balance. Female/male vocal harmonies intertwine over beautifully blended acoustic and electric guitar parts which are all wrapped up by dynamic rhythm sections with complex yet mild bass lines and effective drum parts ranging from jazz to hip hop beats. Having cultivated a following among the local public and press and completed a five track demo that we are proud of, Herff Jones is ready to move forward.

Lyrics

Little Foot

Written By: Joey Hilbert/Blair Smith

This is our sand, this is our life
Settle down excite, intent uptight
Unright good life, ill-kept untied
Sweep us away when they rise
(Repeat)

You think you're safe if you don't tell
And you don't know your plan won't sell
You're running out of friends who'll bail
Take the blame, face your trail
Ignorning all the caution signs
You'll never leave your lies behind
Face to face you seem so kind
Behind my back the truth unwinds
Unwinds

Momentary Collapse

Written By: Joey Hilbert

Ain't no heart inside Missouri
Ain't no heart in Tennessee
Ain't no heart in Mississippi
How much heart is left in me
Well I don't know
I've watched myself become an animal

And my bed's become my home
Nostalgic faces now unknown
Bottles bedside letting go
An autumn flower drowned by snow
But I don't mind
If I have to wait 'til spring to come alive
But I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I cannot decide

Scenes of obsession
Undisclosed means second guessing
Never far but always close
A gruesome toast requires most of us to fail
But I ain't ringin' that bell
But I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
(I won't do so well)

A good heart a stable head
Longing for what's been dead
The years have past the shadows shed
The colors drained
Our blood was let to cure
So unassured
But as I lay there holding your hand
All my thoughts were so obscured
And then we passed
Slow and calm

This sight is so unstable x 4

Big Foot

Written By: Joey Hilbert

Hold your own when in Rome
Adrenaline through my fists as I'm waking up
Bad dreams, no sleep and a coffee cup
Scribbled pages, no progress in ages
Hold the phone, dial tones
Tryin' to reconnect with the soul you sold
Scrambled words, feelings hurt
And the line goes cold
A constant maze so says the words of the sage

Staying awake just to see the sun
Lyin' in the cold wet grass
Waiting for the morning to come
This is what's fun for me
Running in a pack through the woods
Moon to our backs investigation every track
Back and forth and back and forth and back
Building all these dreams out of this forest while we laugh

Holy ghost, coast to coast
A space cowboy on the run and he's taking notes
List of names all the same, and a few good quotes
Present danger a gun and a pager
Rollin' most, body host
Inhale, sit and feel like you made the most
A simple action, now they're actin' like they know the most
A trait best portrayed by the one who rose the toast

War-Torn Symmetry

Written By: Joey Hilbert

The earth is spinning away
A cataclysm of race and faith, wealth and taste
A cigarette that's been laced with a meal
This path's been carved by the hands
These hands, these hands splintered bones in the sand
Arresting thrones of the ants
A new king a new day a new dance

Chorus:
Siftin' through an ashtray
Tryin' to find some happy
x2

And you're lookin through the shiny glass
Always trying to get the best of us
Upper hand, low cards
Rollin' blunts out of cheap cigars
In the room with no lights
We focus on the patterns in the night
Try to keep it all together tight
Chewin' on your gums, your brain is fried
In the room with no lights
We focux on the patters in the night
Try to keep it all together tight
Chewin' on your gums, your brain is fried

Chorus

Message translates to waste
Unattempted like jumps through time and space
Last cause, lost laws
Lust enters too late
Freedom was what leisure is, and now we've made a mistake
Freedom was what leisure is, and now we've made a mistake

You're brain is fried x 6

Well, Oh Well

Written By: Joey Hilbert

Well, oh well
I ain't got much left of a soul
At least not enough to sell
So I have to learn the hard way
To sing and play these truths that I do(n't) tell

A kind sunrise dawn
Early in the morning, frost coats the lawn
Unattended by the warmth
But she raises her hand
And grabs a branch to help her stand, but still alone

And I don't mind
If you run around me clockwise, at least I'll know the time
But your short breaths intertwined
With my words about your (my) kinder eyes you (I) fall

Chorus:
Still inside your head
It's a memoir of these seasons passed
Knotted up into one dread
But I'll still feel the same
'Cause a change of pace is a change of heart
And there's no room to complain

Hollow crescent eyes, shadows undisguised
A dream opened up your mind (eyes), idols recitifed
A statuesque, hedonistic funfest for the family
And do you understand
Helping hands won't always be there
Even though you got your plans
Well I don't give a damn
I'll be okay on my own
Well, city lights are bright
But I'd much rather enjoy this small town on a starry night
But I'll be leavin' soon

Chorus

I don't even ever think I'll find what I'm lookin' for
Better or worse, it's this curse that I'm movin towards
Bein' the first nothin' ever really phase no more
I'm pro, ready watch as I settle scores
I don't even ever think I'll find what I'm lookin' for
Better or worse, it's this curse that I'm movin' towards
Bein' the first nothin' ever really phase no more
I'm pro, ready watch as I ignore your eyes, your eyes

Discography

War-Torn EP (on soundcloud)

Set List

1. Well, Oh Well
2. Heart Pumps Ether
3. Old Friends
4. Seas Will Rise
5. Little Foot
6. Big Foot
7. War-Torn Symmetry
8. Mr. Interruption
9. Bioluminescence
10. Feed the Worms
11. Run Planet Blue
12. Burning Sage