Irrational Fear

Irrational Fear

BandAlternativeFolk

Neo Punk Alternative rock-blending electric folk and the abandon of Punk to create a sound that is slightly off center and never generic!

Biography

Irrational Fear's unique sound blends elements of alternative rock, electric folk, and the abandon of punk to create a sound that is slightly off center and never generic! From the night they met and simultaneously quoted the same Pretenders lyric, Lynn Elliott and Rebecca Reed knew that they had made a connection and found common ground ~ Music. Reed's somewhat unorthodox writing style became the perfect vehicle for Elliott's remarkable voice.

To date, Irrational Fear has 2 recordings, a self titled 3 song EP and a full length CD, Closer to Daylight. Closer to Daylight was mixed and co-produced by Joe Funderburk, one of Nashville, TN’s foremost engineers/producers.

Whether it is as a duo or with a full band, Elliott and Reed love taking their music across the county. From Snug Harbor, New Orleans, backed by The Charmaine Neville Band, where they did a couple of numbers with Ms. Neville; to the 2006 Invasion of the GoGirls Music SXSW showcases in Austin TX, where they went on before Sarah Bettens of K’s Choice! Irrational Fear also rocked Chicago in May at Mamapalloza – the annual, international festival that empowers women to find fulfillment through creative self-expression. They were also chosen to organize and rock at the Seventh Annual GoGirlsMusic Fest which benefits a different charity each year. 2006’s beneficiary is CaringBridge®, a nonprofit organization that offers free, easy-to-create web sites to connect family and friends during a health crisis. In February 2007, Irrational Fear performed for the GoGirls showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN.

Irrational Fear is a GoGirls Music Elite member, is a performing member of Indiegrrl, and has affiliated with SESAC performing rights organization. Irrational Fear is an active member of LMIA (Louisville Music Industry Alliance) which advocates the Louisville original music scene.

Lyrics

Space Between

Written By: Rebecca Reed & Lynn Elliott

THIRD TIME AROUND - COULD BE YOUR CHARM.
KEEP AN ARMS LENGTH AND YOU’LL LET THEM SLEEP.
IF I WERE YOU I’D TURN IT DOWN. FORGET THE GHOSTS THAT FOLLOW YOU.
EVERY RULE YOU EVER KNEW - PLAYING HAVOC WITH YOUR HEAD.
FALL FAST ASLEEP - DON’T TAKE A CHANCE.
AFRAID YOU’LL SCARE YOUR DREAMS AWAY.
OUT ON THE STREETS IN THE UNDERGROUND. THE FIRST TO ADMIT
YOU DON’T HAVE A CLUE. DON’T PLAY THE GAME - DON’T KNOW THE RULES - FIND THE SPACE BETWEEN A WING AND A PRAYER.
EVERY RULE YOU EVER KNEW - PLAYING HAVOC WITH YOUR HEAD. FALL FAST ASLEEP DON’T TAKE A CHANCE -
AFRAID YOU’LL SCARE YOUR DREAMS AWAY.
EVERY FOOL YOU EVER KNEW - PLAYING HAVOC WITH YOUR HEAD.
IF I WERE YOU I’D TURN IT DOWN.
FIND THE SPACE BETWEEN A WING AND A PRAYER

Wager

Written By: Rebecca Reed

YOU CLEAN, I DIRTY. YOU FORGIVE - I FORGET. COULD BE BETTER YES - COULD BE WORSE NOW - I CAN FEEL YOU LETTING GO. DON’T YOU SEE GREAT THINGS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER. DON’T YOU KNOW MY PSYCHIC FRIEND, TELLS ME SO. MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL READ IT IN THE PAPER. 2 OR 3 LINES THAT’LL GIVE ME HOPE. YOUR HEART - YOUR FAITH - AND YOUR TRUST IN ME- THESE ARE THE THINGS I HAVE LOST - WITH CARELESS WAGERING. ALL FOR NOTHING - ALL FOR ME - FOR ME. WITHOUT LOVE - WITHOUT DUTY - WITH A HABIT THAT’S NOT EASY TO LET GO. COULD BE BETTER YES - COULD BE WORSE NOW -I CAN FEEL YOU LETTING GO. DON’T YOU SEE GREAT THINGS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER. DON’T YOU KNOW MY PSYCHIC FRIEND SHE TELLS ME SO. MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL READ IT IN THE PAPER -2 OR 3 LINES THAT’LL GIVE ME HOPE

Closer to Daylight

Written By: Rebecca Reed

HER WORLD’S - A WORLD AWAY - NOW SHE FEELS - A LITTLE BIT STRANGE
THINKS IT’S HER FRIENDS BUT SHE’S THE ONE WHO’S CHANGED
TAKES HERSELF TO TASK FOR THE GROWTH THAT SHE’S MADE
END A CRAVING AND INDULGE / FIGURE THE EFFECT BUT NOT THE CURE
KNOW THE CAUSE BUT NOT THE REASON
THAT PANIC FILLS THE EMPTY SPACES
WINTER’S SO COLD SHE MIGHT HEAD SOUTH
IN A WARMER SEASON SHE’LL FEEL CLOSER TO DAYLIGHT
IT’S THE EDGES THAT MAKE HER FEEL ALIVE
SOME WHERE IN THE LONELINESS SHE’LL STAND AND FIGHT
END A CRAVING AND INDULGE / FIGURE THE EFFECT BUT NOT THE CURE
KNOW THE CAUSE BUT NOT THE REASON
THAT PANIC FILLS THE EMPTY SPACES
END A CRAVING AND INDULGE / FIGURE THE EFFECT BUT NOT THE CURE
KNOW THE CAUSE BUT NOT THE REASON
THAT PANIC FILLS THE EMPTY SPACES

Benefit of the Doubt

Written By: Rebecca Reed

Sometimes I feel the shadow of a doubt - falling over me. Sometimes it feels like the sun’s eclipsed in the east. I’ve known you like no other - put it away when we’re though. You’ve shown me like no one else - you can be so far removed. In the darkness and in your arms - the sky is sin free - the benefit of the doubt I’ll keep for me. Sometimes I feel the shadow of a cloud - moving over me. Sometimes moonlight becomes all the light, all the light I see. Hearing hushed tones of a whisper - for me to hear - but I wonder if I should listen when they tell me it’s you I want near. It’s you I want near - I want you. In the darkness and in your arms - the sky is sin free - the benefit of the doubt I’ll keep for me. I’ll keep for me.

Earthbound

Written By: Rebecca Reed & Lynn Elliott

I never claimed to be your angel - sent to you from above. Always had my feet firmly planted here on earth. I didn’t come drifting down, slowly through the clouds. I’ve never been 2000 feet floating above the ground. If I could never disappoint - if I could never let you down - if I could always use my head. Now we all compromise and tell ourselves when we bleed - it’s our needs that misdirect. It’s a thin line that we all travel - as sharp as glass - as hard as nails. A tightrope of expectation - we try to balance to no avail. If I could never disapoint - if I could never let you down - if I could always use my head. Takes just one slip for you to think - I’m the pattern you can’t break and I’ll break your heart. I didn’t come drifting down slowly through the clouds. I’ve never been 2000 feet floating above the ground. It’s the weight of me - that you feel - earthbound - so hard to please - as real as your next breath.

Doggy Dog World

Written By: Rebecca Reed

I’M A WREAKING BALL - DEMOLITION DUST -
HOPE YOU’RE NOT IN MY WAY - NOT IN MY WAKE
LEAVING YOUR SMALL MIND - LEAVING YOUR SMALL LIFE - WATCH ME RISE.
IT’S A DOGGY DOG, IT’S A DOGGY DOG WORLD (4 times)
YOU’RE SO DAMN WORRIED - ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE SAY. THE LOOKS YOU GAVE ME - YOU CAN’T TAKE AWAY. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU,
IT’S ABOUT ME OR IS IT US HE / SHE / THEY / I’M CONFUSED -
THERE’S ONLY ONE THING CLEAR.
IT’S A DOGGY DOG, IT’S A DOGGY DOG WORLD (4 times)
IT’S GETTING BETTER, WITH MY FREEDOM AND MY GUILT. IT’S YOUR POINT OF VIEW, THAT BRINGS ME DOWN. IT’S SAD, IT’S SAD, YOU SAY IT’S SO SAD, SAD, SAD -
ME I THINK IT’S JUST HOW LIFE WORKS OUT, “
CAUSE IT’S A” DOGGY DOG IT’S A DOGGY DOG WORLD (4 times)

Discography

Irrational Fear's first recording, a 3 song EP, has earned them some respectable accolades. Laney Goodman, Fem Music Guru and Host/Producer of the nationally syndicated radio program, Women In Music, wrote the band personally to say "You all rock!" and that she would be featuring all three cuts for her new show on her Internet radio station www.womenonair.com.

Local FM Radio got the word as well. Louisville station WLRS 105.1 featured Irrational Fear on the KY Fried Radio Hour where the band's tune "Excuse Me" was voted the third most requested song by listeners over a six week period. WFPK 91.9 Radio Louisville also featured all three songs from Irrational Fear's debut.

Irrational Fear's first full length CD, Closer to Daylight, was released in 2004. The disk was co-produced by Joe Funderburk, one of Nashville, TN's busiest engineers/producers.

Set List

Originals:
IDENTITY
180 DEGREES
SPACE BETWEEN
DOGGY DOG WORLD
KEY OF SEE
EXCUSE ME
DIVE IN
CLOSER TO DAYLIGHT
TONGUE TIED & TORMENTED
EARTHBOUND
NEVER SEEN
FALL BACK
WAGER
SECOND BEST
BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
BLIND SPOT
IN THE DARK
DECONSTRUCT
PRETEND

Covers:
LIKE A HURRICANE-NEIL YOUNG
MOTHER MOTHER-TRACEY BONHAM
SHED YOUR SKIN-INDIGO GIRLS
COMPROMISE-INDIGO GIRLS
SENSE OF PURPOSE-PRETENDERS
IN HIDING-PEARL JAM
I ALONE-LIVE
WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME-U2
Melt With You-Modern English