Joshua Scott

Joshua Scott

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandPop

Singer/songwriter. Lyrics that speak novels in couplets. Words that seem self-contradictory or absurd, but in reality express a possible truth.

Biography

Joshua's songs have been called "a remarkable mixture of freshness and urgency, incorporating the best discoveries of the 60's into a contemporary sensibility which is attractive and coherent" (Daniel Langton, San Francisco State University).

Music critics have written that he "...sings, plays, produces, and writes songs that bore into a listener's everyday psyche..." and "...wraps intelligent, imaginative lyrics inside unobtrusively appealing melodies."

Lyrics

Complicated Girl

Written By: Joshua Scott

Her youth's on a fade
but she's tinged with grace and glory
and her eyes pull you in
like the very first line of a story
of betrayal and consequence
never reaching for cheap sentiment
you'll want to read her twice
she's fire and she's ice
she's a complicated girl

she'll pace a room standing still or dream without sleeping
she'll sift through your soul
till she finds something worth keeping
like a shell from the windy coast
you'll hear the ocean roar
if you hold her up close
and for better or for worse
she's a blessing and a curse
she's a complicated girl

A casual smile
and suddenly you're captured
in a blink of an eye
she'll turn your indifference to enrapture
she says success is a state of mind
she's easy to loose
and hard to define
and a weaker man no doubt
would be better off without
a complicated girl
a complicated girl

better off without
a complicated girl

she's a complicated girl
a complicated girl

If I Were Your Man

Written By: Joshua Scott

You'd never keep your balance
You'd have to learn to fall
the currency you deal in now
would be no good at all
the fences that surround you
woould not keep me at bay
I'd find a way around them
it'd have to be that way
If I were your man

For every door we open
a thousand more will close
and fall away forever
like petals off a rose
I am married to momentum
but I am set against the grain
but I am looking at my mistress
we are driving in the rain
can't you hear that sad song
played on mandolin

listen and you might hear of things that might have been
if I were your man

Can't you hear that sad song
played on mandolin
listen and you'll hear
of things that might have been
if I were your man

you'd never keep your balance
you'd have to learn to fall
the currency you deal in now
would be no good at all
the fences that surround you
would not keep me at bay
I'd find a way around them
it'd have to be that way

If I were your man
If I were your man

Undefeated

Written By: Joshua Scott

I have faced down the guns
of the well intentioned
too many unpaved one way roads to mention
all the love
that left a scent
of something uncompleted
I am strong, I am here
I am undefeated

There were places I should not have gone that I went to
there were holes in my eyes that the years fell into
there I was
with my will and my faith depleted
and in spite of all this
I stand undefeated

And the storms never stop
I can still see them coming
but they won't see me flinch
and they won't see me running
to perform
in a room
where no one else is seated
you must live on the edge of a dream undefeated

Discography

Based on a True Story
Blood into Rain
Another Draw
Light on the Stairs
The Double
Everything
Short Stories
Idiolalia
Enough Rope

Set List

Original music. All my song titles can be viewed on the website www.joshuascottmusic.com