High Flight Society

High Flight Society

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HighFlightSociety is a rock band in the truest sense of the term. With powerful vocals, intricately written guitar parts and dynamic rhythm changes, HFS delivers songs about faith hope and everyday life with passion and honesty.

Biography

With the release of their debut album "From Far Above Somewhere" on the horizon, Selectric Records recording artist HighFlightSociety (Jason Wilkes/vocals and guitar, Michael Packer/guitar, John Packer/bass and Scotty Lockridge/drums) is set to make a mark in the worlds of both Christian music and modern rock.

Recorded in about four weeks at the Sound Kitchen in Cool Springs, Tenn. with producer Tony Palacios (Decyfer Down), "From Far Above Somewhere" features what the Atlanta band confidently feels are the best eleven songs of their career thus far - songs about the triumph of finding a place in the world ("Up Above"), the tragedy of loss ("Get By") and the joy of discovering something to believe in ("Declaration").

HighFlightSociety began writing songs in 2001 when Michael, Scotty, and John invited Jason to try out for lead singer. The chemistry was instant, with their first song being written at that very audition. The band's subsequent songs caught the ears of several producers over the years such as Barry Blair (Audio Adrenaline),Otto Price (DC Talk) and more recently John and Dino Elefante (Kansas). Mutiple EPs were recorded during the past 5 years with each maturing musically, lyrically, and spiritually as the guys became a tight unit honing their sound - melodic modern rock that falls somewhere between Jimmy Eat World and the Foo Fighters. In 2004, HFS received runner-up in the nationwide Christian Music Talent Search, beating out over 6000 other bands from around the country. The band has had the distinction of playing the Atlanta leg of the Van's Warped Tour and has shared the stage with the likes of Bayside,The Smoking Popes, Chasing Victory and Monday Morning among others. And HighFlightSociety continues to play wherever their music leads them, whether it be large clubs, small, smoke filled bars or churches.

More recently, the band began receiving national radio airplay for their single "Up Above" and made an appearance on the television program "Steelroots." In support of the new album, HFS also embarked on their first tour of the Southeastern United States with Flicker recording artist Freshmen 15, all the while fine tuning their energetic live show and making numerous new fans and friends in the process.

Even as HighFlightSociety enters the next phase of their career, their ambition remains the same - to create music that passionately and honestly spreads a message of hope and salvation to a generation and world that desparately need it.

Lyrics

Up Above

Written By: High Flight Society


Once lost but now Ive found the hope Ive been without. And all this time, all I could want and more was by my side. I never have been so sure. If it were not for grace, I would have been passed over. Left alone, with all of my wrongs.

But up above the world we seem to be with everything he gave. And we are young. Up above the problems of their world, theres no way I would trade what weve got.

Awaken by the sound of realization coming down to meet me where I never thought I could leave. To take me there and open my eyes to see. If it were not for grace, I would have been passed over. Left alone, with all of my wrongs.

Up above the world we seem to be with everything he gave. And we are young. Up above the problems of their world, theres no way I would trade what weve got.

Take it. Take all of me. Take all of me. I'll give, give everything. I'll give everything. Take it. Take all of me. I'll give, give everything. Taken, youve taken me there.

Sweet Redeemer

Written By: High Flight Society

I only wanna stand up, move on, stand up and know Im redeemed.

One last time, is one more lie that I tell myself as Im giving in. I can feel the shame from these broken claims. God forgive me for pushing you aside. Speak to me now. Bring me home. Speak to me now.

I only wanna stand up, move on, stand up and know Im redeemed.

One last try is all Ive got left inside of me, without you by my side. I have tried in vein to hold fast my claims. God forgive me for pushing you aside.

I only wanna stand up, move on, stand up and know Im redeemed.

Sweet Redeemer. Sweet Redeemer. Speak to me. Speak to me. Sweet Redeemer.

Loss For Words

Written By: High Flight Society

I know dark days can bruise your faith, but the menace strikes us all. Sorrow sends shock waves that are quick to fade, but the menace haunts us all.

I'm finding I'm at a loss for words, but I'm humbled by the hurt. Finding out more and more that harm brings hope.

I know your face and the tears you cry that force themselves to fall. Follow in his way, and try your eyes, and wait for rain to fall.

I'm finding I'm at a loss for words, but I'm humbled by the hurt. Finding out more and more that harm brings hope.

Harm brings hope. Harm brings hope. I know dark days.

Get By

Written By: High Flight Society

I dont think that I know the reason for all of your pain. I know that your feeling low. Will you ever be the same? Not alone,

We can still try down here. We will get by down here. Time will make things so much better.

You're not responsible. You're not the one that should change. Dont let it drag you down. Youre not the one here to blame. Not alone,

We can still try down here. We will get by down here. Time will make things so much better. We can still try down here. We will get by down here. Time will make things so much better. Much better.

Just let it go!!

Not alone, I'm not alone! Not alone! Not alone!

Where To Start

Written By: HighFlightSociety

Far from the comfort that we've known to find a heart that's waiting, searching, fading. Are you among the hurting longin to be part of something more that what you've known? I'll take you in and show you where to start. Now, are we in this together? The clock is ticking.

Time is runnin, time is tunnin out.
Time is runnin, time is runnin out.

The rhyme and the reasoning behind our mission lies in leading you away from a world that sells you lies; left you broken hearted, stranded, alone. Let me show you more that what you've known. I'll take you in and show you where to start. Now, are we in this together? The clock is ticking faster as we live.

Time is runnin, time is tunnin out.
Time is runnin, time is runnin out.

Cast all your fears away. There is nothing holding you back. There's nothing hoolding you. Cast all your fears away. The clock is ticking faster. Time is runnin. It's movin so much faster as we live.

Time is runnin, time is tunnin out.
Time is runnin, time is runnin out.

I Will Follow You

Written By: HighFlightSociety

I found a place where everything felt right until now. I've gone my way, but it's tearing us apart and now I'm feeling stranded.

Save me. Raise me up from where I've fallen down. Save me. Raise me up from where I've fallen down. I will follow you.

I know you'll always be there. I know you'll never change. Well everything felt right until now. Now I have to make a change.

Save me. Raise me up from where I've fallen down. Save me. Raise me up from where I've fallen down. I will follow you.

All I know is what I need, and what I need is more of you.

Discography

From Far Above Somwhere - the debut album from HFS is currently scheduled for a Fall 06' release

Sept. 28, 2006 - "Up Above," the first single from HFS is currently ranked at no. 17 in terms of nationwide radio airplay on the Christian Rock chart!

www.radioandrecords.com

Set List

The typical HighFlightSociety set consists of 8 songs and lasts 40-45 minutes.

Up Above
I Will Follow You
Where To Start
Loss For Words
Declaration
Learn To Let Go
Sweet Redeemer
Get By

Additional songs:

Wake Up
Escaping
What's Wrong?
Acoustic praise and worship songs upon request