Joe Sneva

Joe Sneva

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandPopRock

"Joe Sneva plays the sort of wistful, crisp, sun-soaked tunes that recall a time spent at the beach during the summer." -What's Up! Magazine

Biography

Joe Sneva is a singer/songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. In 2004, he released his first album, acclaimed acoustic gem, "Sweet Talkin'." He then spent the next 4 years playing with LA rock band, Further. After the band's split in 2008, Sneva then released his second solo album, "The Monterey Sessions", a mixture of surf and reggae. In 2011 he released two EPs, which couldn't have been more diff...erent. "Skirts & Satellites" was an upbeat electro-pop sound, giving homage to bands like The Cure and MGMT. The second album, "An Echo", brought Sneva back to his softer side, writing acoustic love songs accompanied by piano, shakers, bells, and other organic instrumentation. Sneva is currently fronting his indie/surf/pop band, The Sweet Dominiques, often performing material from his solo stuff in their set lists.

Lyrics

Everybody Lies

Written By: Joe Sneva

Lucy said the city's too big and that I don't belong here
you can drive right past it in the blink of an eye
drifter's don't know no one, now do I make myself clear
this one horse town's no place for the sweet sincere

News from the town from the crowd is not bad news it is good news, I relay to you
sounds upon sounds stacked on high ground has beaten the odds,
and pushed it's way through

Nobody knows why, everybody lies
Nobody knows why, everybody lies
But Lucy don't lie, no she don't, she don't
Nobody knows why, everybody lies

It's candy-coated and it's cut right down to the bone
It's walls are high and getting over is a no go

News from the town from the crowd is not bad news it is good news, I relay to you
sounds upon sounds stacked on high ground has beaten the odds,
and pushed it's way through

Nobody knows why, everybody lies
Nobody knows why, everybody lies
But Lucy don't lie, no she don't, she don't
Nobody knows why, everybody lies

Montana

Written By: Joe Sneva

I'm on my way to White Fish, Montana
Where the sky is so big and it's a bright sunny day
I'm on my way, I'm with my dear ol' Diana
We're headin' towards the fabled shores of the new U.S.A.

Well things got a little rough down in ol' Caroline
Workin' for nearly nothin' in the cold cole mine
Well I had a dollar, Diana, she had three
So we bought ourselves a ticket to cross the Mississippi

I'm on my way to White Fish, Montana
Where the sky is so big and it's a bright sunny day
I'm on my way, I'm with my dear ol' Diana
We're headin' towards the fabled shores of the new U.S.A.

So we boarded that boat, and we set sail to sail the sea
We though after this our lives would be pretty easy
But the boat had a hole, and the hold sunk the boat
But we relied on our love just to keep us afloat

I'm on my way to White Fish, Montana
Where the sky is so big and it's a bright sunny day
I'm on my way, I'm with my dear ol' Diana
We're headin' towards the fabled shores of the new U.S.A.

County Fair

Written By: Joe Sneva

Things get so dark in a place like things
Things come and go at the drop of a hat
and just like that, you're walking 'round the street with nothin' but the shirt on your back
Things are a bit different now, don't talk to much no more
and my church is the well, and well, it's also my grocery store

I am, I am trying, to breathe you in again, like the summer air
I am, I am dying, to come watch you sing again, at the county fair

I've been livin' so long my pride is too far gone
Livin' the scene questioning all the zen lunacy
chopped-top people parked, with their malt-shop shakes and drive-thru dates
I've been mis-treated and used, battered and bruised but I still need you too
Asking for time, feelin' so sad, so sad, so sad, so sad, so sad and blue

I am, I am trying, to breathe you in again, like the summer air
I am, I am dying, to come watch you sing again, at the county fair

Record Store Rumble

Written By: Joe Sneva

There's a sparkle on the hill
it gives the town it's light
even when it's 3 am
it feels just like the daytime

not giving into the man
'cuz they don't want to
they're writing letters in crayon
'cuz they can

Having everyone to hold
that's the stuff dreams are made of
teeny boppers playing board games
and drinking by the grown-ups

not giving into the man
'cuz they don't want to
they're writing letters in crayon
'cuz they can

walking on these ancient streets
leave patterns on our feet
limping with the record store rumble
make any blind man see

what's your future plans
is it a carnival ride
are you shooting straight and narrow
or moving side to side

Jukebox Annie

Written By: Joe Sneva

Where can we go, to hold our heads up high
Even this California sun feels like snow
And how can we heal all our scars while counting stars
Throwing water on our souls still nothing grows

But you don't wanna live
No, you just wanna sift
Through the ashes and the trash
Until thoughts from your faded future fall from your past

Hear me out
Hold me up
Believe my lies
It's like believing it's Christmas day on the fourth of July

I saw her in the galleria, everybody wants to see her
Since everybody wants to be a little ballerina
Her skin's as tight as greed, with cut arms that never bleed
And believed to be a native girl of a people freed

But you don't wanna live
No, you just wanna sift
Through the ashes and the trash
Until thoughts from your faded future fall from your past

Hear me out
Hold me up
Believe my lies
It's like believing it's Christmas day on the fourth of July

I don't wanna go here, I don't wanna be here
I wanna chop down another parking meter
A bottle-opener around my neck
Throwing asphalt down in the summer sweat

Sayin' oh no, oh my my, gonna get a little bit of that pumpkin pie
I say oh no, oh hell no, put some water on the pumpkin now and watch it grow

Discography

Joe Sneva (Sweet Talkin', 2004)
Joe Sneva (The Monterey Sessions, 2009)
Joe Sneva (Skirts & Satellites, 2011)
Joe Sneva (An Echo, 2012)

The Sweet Dominiques EP (2009)
The Sweet Dominiques (self-titled, 2010)
The Sweet Dominiques (Record Store Rumble, April 2011)

Set List

I Want It All
Alejandra
Everybody Lies
Curse the Sunshine
The Tide
Teenagers
Love, Love, Love
County Fair
Ten Feet Tall
Portland
Brandi
Down
Palm Trees
Montana
Record Store Rumble
Jukebox Annie
Jamie
Waves
Blue
Lost
Laura
Friends
Andy's Coffee Shop
Texas
Sandal in the Rain
My Dear
You in Reverse
Loss For Words
Santa Barbara
Tennis Shoes