Jag Star

Jag Star

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Biography

Pop/rock group Jag Star has earned the title “best independent group” by winning audiences over, fan by fan, for the last 5 years. This popular Knoxville, TN-based band has been featured in Vanity Fair and Billboard Magazine, and was recently included on Blender Magazine’s CD compilation. They were chosen to perform at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, featured in a VH-1/Budweiser television ad, and also garnered a considerable amount of commercial radio support, a rare achievement by a group with no label support. Says lead singer/songwriter Sarah Lewis, “People always ask us ‘how did you do that by yourselves’ and I say hard work pays off. We go after everything, and we’ve proven that we are a solid effort, in our recordings and our touring. We’re blessed to have made it this far on our own, and it’s very exciting.” Lewis recently won the Grand Prize in the USA Songwriting Competition, beating out 28,000 other songwriters from all over the world. The winning song, “Mouth”, is featured on their 2002 release “Crazy Place”.

Jag Star’s latest release, 2004’s “Cinematic”, has received rave reviews. “Musicianship is
superb….ambient pop tunes that can be appreciated by a wide range of audience…Heroine Sarah Lewis can talk to the kids as well as the thirty-somethings…old school pop sensibility…..this package is better than ones cooked up by major record labels” (Enigma). Their music is featured on MTV’s “Road Rules”, “The Real World”, “Strong Medicine”, “Good Girls Don’t”, and the “Laguna Beach DVD”. They’ve shared the stage with Macy Gray, Dashboard Confessional, Edwin McCain, Jordan Knight, Michelle Branch, and were picked as a top 10 finalist in Dick Clark’s “Coca-Cola New Music Award” competition. But their proudest moment to date? “Our overseas tours for the troops, for sure”, says Lewis. Jag Star traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Kyrgystan, Singapore, Guam, Hawaii, etc… to perform concerts for the troops. They lived in the tents, and came back with a greater appreciation for the military and their families.

One listen to a Jag Star song and you’re hooked. This pop group has a dreamy quality, and the lyrics deliver more depth than normally expected from pop music. As one critic said, “These songs are catchy and ready for radio, but at the same time, thoughtful, insightful, and definitely refreshing.”

Lyrics

A Thousand Hours

Written By: Sarah Lewis

I waited for a thousand hours
Could you not find your way
I know you bought me flowers
But they died yesterday
It's like the sky has fallen
Where am I on your map
I know I used to matter

It used to be that when I say go..
(Go)
When I say breathe...
(Real slow)
When I say go....
(Go)
I waited for a thousand hours
And I lost all my powers over you.

I waited for a thousand hours
And you lost track of time
Since you just pulled the trigger
The burden will be mine
You hate to see me cryin'
Then why'd you go like that
You know I used to matter

You'd follow me when I would say go
(Go)
When I say breathe
(Real slow)
When I say go
(Go)
I waited for a thousand hours
And I lost all my powers over you.

When I say go
(Go)
When I say breathe
(Real slow)
When I say go
(Go)
I waited for a thousand hours
And I lost all my powers over you.
And I lost all my powers over you.
And I lost all my powers over you.

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

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

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

Your magic's addictive
Now I know why I'm livin'
It never will be over
I found a 4-leaf clover

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

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

Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous
Ridiculous

Are We Gonna Run Away

Written By: Sarah Lewis

Got a secret I need to tell
I'm coming out of this shell
I think about you every day
I think about leavin'
This is where I don't belong
But I'm trying to be strong
I'm dying to hear you say
Let's run away...

Are we gonna run away
Are we gonna run away
I just wanna know
Where you wanna go
'Cause I'm thinkin' about leavin'
Are we gonna run away
Are we gonna run away
I just wanna feel
A little more real
Baby you can pick the place

I'm spendin' the night alone
So nothing can be shown
I'm smiling in disguise of the compromise
Being not where I want
And you are all I flaunt
Baby save the day
I'm on my way

Are we gonna run away
Are we gonna run away
I just wanna know
Where you wanna go
'Cause I'm thinkin' about leavin'
Are we gonna run away
Are we gonna run away
I just wanna feel
A little more real
Baby you can pick the place

My smile hides behind
These eyes that try to find
Something better than I've seen
You say what you will
But I'm not standing still
It's time for you to follow me

Are we gonna run away
Are we gonna run away
I just wanna know
Where you wanna go
'Cause I'm thinkin' about leavin'
Are we gonna run away
Are we gonna run away
I just wanna feel
A little more real
Baby you can pick the place

Discography

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

100% original unless requested otherwise