In Grenada

In Grenada

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Catchy, passionate indie rock with an evenly balanced focus on melody, lyrical content and detailed musical production.

Drawing inspiration equally from the pain of country, the joy of pop and the attitude of rock 'n' roll.

Biography

In Grenada was born from the ashes of Philadelphia’s premier ukulele indie-rock band, Movable Type, during the summer of 2007. Now, they make their presence felt with their debut release, Break.

Stuck with a few left over songs and an environmental conscience, songwriter/instrumentalist Jesse Leyh plucked the tunes from the trash and saved them for his compost heap. Over the next two years those first few songs grew in the fertile environs of a home studio, watered by a monsoon of shifting and breaking relationships and the pressures of finding a new place in the world and life.

Beginning in 2008 a fleshy incarnation of In Grenada was assembled for playing shows and being seen on the street. Ranging from four to seven people depending on the season and the show, In Grenada continued to grow into “one of the most tuneful, fired-up pop groups Philly currently has.”

In the fall of 2009, the recorded song count began to approach 20 strong, and it became clear that the ripest fruits needed to be picked. Self-releasing September 28th, Break is the labor of all those fruits. The 10 songs that comprise Break draw inspiration equally from the pain of country, the joy of pop and the attitude of rock ‘n’ roll, and those inspirations are represented musically in layers of cowboy-harmonicas, shimmering guitars and thundering toms.

Lyrics

It Doesn't Matter

Written By: Jesse Leyh

The Church is never gonna rest - just look at you
It’s gonna bury it in your heart and it won’t be true
But it doesn’t really matter if love’s the dream
When you wake up in the morning and forget what you’ve seen

Hey, we’re never gonna fall (but we won’t stand up! no we won’t stand up!)
The bones that we’ve been stretched across (they turn to dust now! they turn to dust now!)

t’s been so long, yeah it’s been so long, I’ve been drinking mud and keeping it down

The judge is never gonna die - he just gets old
Keeps justice hanging in the balance with the weight of gold
But it doesn’t really matter if the courts are graves
Because the only ghost that haunts us is the one that saves

Hey, we’re never gonna fall (but we won’t stand up! no we won’t stand up!)
The bones that we’ve been stretched across (they turn to dust now! they turn to dust now!)

It’s been so long, yeah it’s been so long, I’ve been drinking mud and keeping it down

You’ll never reach a price above my soul, even with a price upon my head
I’m a swimmer but I’m buried in the sand at the edge of the sea, come on and free me!

Shut out the last light, I pray the sea’s gonna take me in the night…

Hills (Flooded Valleys)

Written By: Jesse Leyh

OK man, so we’ve got hills between us now
And flooded valleys that I don’t know how to cross
Now that the bridge is out

So we’ve got rivers of the same blood,
I guess it don’t mean that much
‘Cause when the storm hits heavy down on us

The river turns to mud

OK man, so we’ve got things to figure out
I’d do it but I don’t know how
And I, I’ve been let down
Been buried in the ground

The river turns to mud

You set your own name
There’s no truth in it
You said “come here, home is cooling off”
I said “no, the house is burning up”

You set your own name
There’s no truth in it
You said “come here, hope is in me now”
I said “Oh, hope don’t win me now”

It all is a chain
And all links will break

On The Line

Written By: Jesse Leyh

Where’s the sun gonna rise in the morning
I’ve been sleeping in the forest, and waiting for a warning
It’s still dark around here – it’s still dark around here

You go down to the river, unforgiven
‘Cause you’re the one that gone, and I’m still living
I’d like to know the reason why – I gotta know the reason why

Everything is on the line
It’s gonna break in the wild wind
Do I forgive the storm and let it die?
Or do I look it in the eye –oh, tell me

Something’s wrong, and I can’t hide it
Now the soldier in me is gone, so I can’t fight it
I’ll have to watch from here – I gotta watch from here

Tie me down to the ship that I’m driving
If the waves come around, we’ll both go diving
It’s getting deeper out here – it’s getting deeper out here

Distance And Temptation

Written By: Jesse Leyh

Take me, take me away
I want to climb your Spanish stairs
I’ve been here too long
Give me distance, give me temptation

I know you’re there and I know it’s right
There’s a hunger that’s in my eyes, but oh,
What I can’t see from here

I’ve got a fear that I keep so tight
I’ll make it maybe, by the morning light I’ll know
But still I can’t see from here

There's A Change

Written By: Jesse Leyh

Carve it into your name, there’s a change
Hang it from the corner of your mirror, don’t look away
If the fire’s in your mind, better know that nothing’s gonna take it away
You can jump in the river but you’re never going to escape

You call me son and I feel accursed of it
You call me son and I fear the worst of it
You call me son and I feel accursed of it

Look now, the wound is not quite the same
The skin has healed and the blood is back in the vein
And I don’t want to be forgiven for the things that I might say
I’m just afraid that I could make the same mistake

Discography

Break