Jag Star

Jag Star

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Biography

Knoxville, TN's pop/rock band Jag Star has traveled the world for the past 6 years. This critically acclaimed band has rocked the stage with Joan Jett, Lifehouse, Saving Jane, Simple Plan, Michelle Branch, Bowling For Soup, Dashboard Confessional and Tyler Hilton. Their music has been featured on many television shows such as "Laguna Beach", "Strong Medicine", "Good Girls Don't", "Beautiful People", "The Real World","The Hills", and most recently the trailer for NBC's "Age of Love". Their song "Leavin'" is featured on the soundtrack for MTV's "The Hills" (Epic Records), and they are the only independent artist to be featured!

Jag Star has garnered attention from high-profile magazines like "Vanity Fair", who says the band "has guaranteed its place in the pop-music firmament" and "Blender Magzine", who included them on their compilation CD as one of "the 8 hottest bands in the country". Lead singer Sarah Lewis has won many songwriting awards, such as the USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION, LONDON'S "WE ARE LISTENING", SONGWRITER UNIVERSE'S "SONG OF THE MONTH", and runner-up positions in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING COMPETITION and THE BILLBOARD SONGWRITING COMPETITION. Their music was recently included on Ireland/UK's "RISING STARS" CD, a compilation spotlighting the hottest up and coming groups in the world.

The band has received a considerable amount of commercial radio support, a rare achievement by an independent group. They recently released their 4th and "by far the best" album entitled "The Best Impression of Sanity". Lead singer Sarah and guitarist "Just J" co-produced the album with Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., 10 Years, Pillar, Disciple). This edgier album landed at #10 on CMJ's College Radio Top 200 Ads list!

Regardless of all of these achievements, Jag Star considers their BIGGEST accomplishment to be their OVERSEAS TOUR for the U.S. TROOPS. They traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Kyrgystan, Singapore, Guam, Diego Garcia, and Cuba, to perform concerts for the many men and women over there fighting for our freedom. They lived in the tents like the soldiers and came with a huge appreciation for what they do. Since these tours, the band has played 8 concerts for the Ft. Benning Soldiers in training in Columbus, GA.

What's next? The band is touring in support of their new CD, and will soon be hitting Texas, Connecticut, New York, and Los Angeles. Sarah is also composing instrumentals for a new television show. For more information, check out their website at www.jagstar.com or www.myspace.com/jagstar.

Lyrics

Leavin'

Written By: Sarah Lewis

I fell asleep then I woke up from my dream yeah
I looked around but it wasn't what it seemed yeah
'Cause it's time for me to make a change yeah
'Cause it's time for me to rearrange yeah

Something's callin' out from under cover and
I'm free now
I'm leavin'
Something's callin' time for some discoverin'
I'm free now
I'm leavin'
I'm leavin'

I made a promise I'd be honest 'til the very end
I tried to be myself but you were still not listenin'
You don't notice me 'cause I don't fool around
I don't wanna be in your in-crowd (in your in-crowd)

Something's callin' out from under cover and
I'm free now
I'm leavin'
Something's callin' time for some discoverin'
I'm free now
I'm leavin'
I'm leavin'

Time to go...
Time to go...
So you don't know me very well right now
You try to change me and you stress me out
One day we'll find out this is all a phase
I am losing 'cause I've overstayed...

Something's callin' me...
Something's callin' me...

Something's callin' out from under cover and
I'm free now
I'm leavin'
Something's callin' time for some discoverin'
I'm free now
I'm leavin'
I'm leavin'

Does Anybody Know

Written By: Sarah Lewis (of Jag Star)

Disappointment overtakes me
Can I go on, will you let me
I can’t believe that I have to tell you
I must go now, we have been through

Too many tears
Thru the years…

Does anybody know where I can give my heart again
Does anybody know why I can’t remember when
I last saw a smile in the mirror
And everything was clear
Does anybody know why I’m still here

It used to feel right, it used to be good
You supported, you understood
Where my heart was, and now it’s broken
And it’s all out in the open
And I could scream out, but would you hear me
Can’t you listen, won’t you save me
I know the answers before you say them
It wouldn't be right if you gave in

So you can be
Without me

Does anybody know where I can give my heart again
Does anybody know why I can’t remember when
I last saw a smile in the mirror
And everything was clear
Does anybody know why I’m still here

I’m so overloaded
You won’t hear me out
All the words unspoken
Now they scream out…

LOUD………………

Does anybody know
Does anybody know

Does anybody know where I can give my heart again
Does anybody know why I can’t remember when
I last saw a smile in the mirror
And everything was clear
Does anybody know why I’m still here

Something Different

Written By: Sarah Lewis (of Jag Star)

What you want can you tell me what you want
I can tell you’re not comfortable here
I wish I knew how to comfort you
All I can say is you just hang in there

I know it all goes wrong
But you just move along
I feel your pain and it always seems the same
All over and over again…

Something different’s around the corner
I need changes, I’m out of order
Something beautiful’s in the near distance
We're out of time it’s on the line
Want no resistance

So dry your eyes just get over the cries
Because it’s not as bad as you might think
It’s just the plan and you don’t understand
And if you don’t swim you just might sink

We’ll find the best of us
Don’t be so serious
Don’t dwell ‘cause you have to tell yourself
All over and over again…

Something different’s around the corner
I need changes, I’m out of order
Something beautiful’s in the near distance
We're out of time it’s on the line
Want no resistance

The pictures on the wall
Remind us when we fall
That we are not alone
And nothing’s set in stone

Something different’s around the corner
I need changes, I’m out of order
Something beautiful’s in the near distance
We're out of time it’s on the line
Want no resistance

Remember

Written By: Sarah Lewis

Take a step back where have you been
On the road less traveled again
On your way up while you descend
Always remember

Take a step back who do you know
Are you where you knew you’d always go
No matter where you find to be the end
Always remember

Gone are the days I remember
Never the same, but I remember…

All the days I left behind me
All the things that still remind me
Of where I’ve been, where I stand
What I know and who I am

Take a step back who have you lost
Can you feel them when you’re reaching across
Can you believe they used to always be here
Do you remember

Take a look back did you believe
You’d still be looking for something to be
But you’re better off and you will agree
When you remember

Gone are the days I remember
Never the same, but I remember…

All the days I left behind me
All the things that still remind me
Of where I’ve been, where I stand
What I know and who I am

Gone are the days I remember
Never the same, but I remember…

All the days I left behind me
All the things that still remind me
Of where I’ve been, where I stand
What I know and who I am

Take a step back where have you been
On the road less traveled again

Ridiculous

Written By: Sarah Lewis

Ever since you gave me a second look

I could read you like an open book

All the ways you tried to say how you felt

Sounded funny but you made me melt


(chorus)
I've stayed blown away lovin' everything you say

Oh baby you sound ridiculous

Laugh out loud you stand out in a crowd

Oh baby you sound ridiculous

Where'd you get the words that come out of your mouth

I hope it's me that you're still talkin' about

I know you think that I'm the crazy one

I think that I'm just having way more fun


(chorus)
I've stayed blown away lovin' everything you say

Oh baby you sound ridiculous

Laugh out loud you stand out in a crowd

Oh baby you sound ridiculous


(bridge)
Your magic's addictive now I know why I'm livin'

We'll never be over I found a 4-leaf clover

(chorus)
I've stayed blown away lovin' everything you say

Oh baby you sound ridiculous

Laugh out loud you stand out in a crowd

Oh baby you sound ridiculous

The Last Time

Written By: Sarah Lewis

Standing alone, watching you go for the last time

I cover my face, try to erase what is not mine

You brought me down so far I can only see the ground

I tried to hang the moon I tried to make you proud

(chorus)
But you won’t love me anyway

Doesn’t matter what I say to change your mind

I gave it everything I could but you never ever would

So there you go for the last time

Stare at the stars 'cause you've been on Mars such a long time

I try to forget that you won't regret what you left behind

So here we are again but there's nothing left to say

The sound is only the wind is this our final day


(chorus)
But you won’t love me anyway

Doesn’t matter what I say to change your mind

I gave it everything I could but you never ever would

So there you go for the last time


(bridge)
I see you're fine and it's effortless

I know we can't rewind but it's for the best

I'm getting out of this mess....

I've wanted to change your mind

(chorus)
But you won’t love me anyway

Doesn’t matter what I say to change your mind

I gave it everything I could but you never ever would

So there you go for the last time

A Different Road

Written By: Sarah Lewis (of Jag Star)

It's time to go
Follow down this road
I don't know where it leads
But the only thing I need is belief
I'll pray I will find my way
Time to leave my yesterday
So I can fly away

And when I go
There's one thing that I know
You still will be here
In my heart and in my soul

On my own
I'm gonna find me, leave it all behind me
A different road from the only thing I know
And even though I love you so
I have to go

I will not cry
When I say goodbye
I am going to be strong
I have waited for too long
I need your strength
Please believe in me
I'll finally be free
I'm chasing down a dream

So here I go
The only thing I know
You still will be here
I will never feel alone

On my own
I'm gonna find me, leave it all behind me
A different road from the only thing I know
And even though I love you so
I have to go

Close my eyes
Say my goodbyes

It's time to go
Follow down this road
I don't know where it leads
But I know that I'll be

On my own
I'm gonna find me, leave it all behind me
A different road from the only thing I know
And even though I love you so
I have to go

(leave it all behind me)

And even though I love you so
I have to go
I have to go

Pressure

Written By: Sarah Lewis of JAG STAR

Hey! Hey! Hey! Pressure!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Pressure!

Everybody’s looking, everybody’s waiting for the fall
Everybody’s cooking something up to say and it is false
I’m just trying to be the very best of me (best of me)
What’s this all about, can you help me see (help me see)
Everybody’s waiting, everybody wished they had it all

I’m feeling the pressure
It’s not getting better
I’m feeling lesser than I’ve ever felt
I need somebody
To come and protect me
I’m playing with cards that I never dealt
Can somebody help
Can somebody help

Please somebody help me, cause they’re out to get me and I’m sure
Or am I paranoid that you want to take what’s mine and make it your’s
Everybody says listen to your head
Then you play your game and win and they wish you were dead
Everybody’s waiting, everbody’s looking for a cure

I’m feeling the pressure
It’s not getting better
I’m feeling lesser than I’ve ever felt
I need somebody
To come and protect me
I’m playing with cards that I never dealt
Can somebody help
Can somebody help

Here I go….
Moving on down, moving on down, moving on down this road
Here I go….
It’s the only way, it’s the only way, it’s the only way I know

Discography

SOUNDTRACK (EPIC RECORDS): "Leavin'" (The Best Impression of Sanity), MTV "The Hills". February 2007

LP: The Best Impression of Sanity, December 2006
Singles: Ridiculous,(tbd)

LP: Cinematic, 2004
Singles: Space, Call Me Crazy, Free The Enemy (Commerical radio, Streaming & XM Satellite Radio)

LP: Crazy Place, 2002
Singles: Mouth, Home, Don't Know What You're Missin' (Commerical radio, Streaming & XM Satellite Radio)

EP: The Beginning, 2000
Singles: Merry Go Round, Gone Again (Commerical radio, XM Satellite Radio)

Set List

Leavin'
Something Different
Missed Out
The Last Time
The Soldier Song
Fighting Ring
Does Anybody Know
Disguise
Ridiculous
Get Out of My Head
Remember
Are We Gonna Run Away
Room to Breathe
Call Me Crazy
Invite Me To Your Next Dream
Better Girl
Mouth
Home
Music Box
Run Away
Schemin'
A Thousand Hours

Sometimes covers:
"True Colors"
"Waiting In Vain"
"Just A Girl"
"Harder to Breathe"
"My Own Worst Enemy"
"The Middle"
"The Scientist"