Just Like Yesterday

Just Like Yesterday

BandAlternativeRock

The menagerie of stylings presented by Just Like Yesterday are like nothing easily described. An alternative to rock music, they're everything you've ever wanted from your stereo.

Biography

"We are a derivative of music that cannot be labeled. When it comes from your soul, labeling is purely for those with a price tag," says singer/guitarist Eric Patten. Strongly rooted to San Diego, Just Like Yesterday can afford to bend the rules. Patten, who began his music career in the hip-hop field, has grown into a fascinating lyricist willing to open a novel of life stories to any audience. Drummer, Jonathan Morris, easily the most trained and diverse musician of the trio, mixes Jazz beats with an interpolation of Dave Grohl to create a unique sound that truly drives the band. "I'm probably a combination of John Bonham meets Animal (from the Muppets)," Morris jokes. As for third member, Nazareth (Naz) LaMay, his beginnings come from the old school hardcore scene and Clash-esqe British rock. He even attributes his musical influences to the Goo Goo Dolls and U2, calling them his favorite "rock bands".

Armed with a multi-faceted set, which includes Conga drums, double bass, vocal harmoies, infectious melodies, acoustic guitar, and multiple effects, along with a standard electric rock format, Just Like Yesterday can relate to nearly all on-looker's musical interests. Hearing such a "full" sound, the listener can expect to receive songs like "Vampires" with mixed emotions. The serious overtones of the lyrics can wrench you in, while the bouncing percussion and driving bass, melt into your head with each down strum.

Look for Just Like Yesterday, on the heels of their self-titled debut, melting all venues across Southern California and the West Coast. "Believe me, we don't play favorites or act like we're too good to do anything. Our first show was in a bar the size of a U-Haul," LaMay remarks on the band's dedication.

Lyrics

Room So Lively

Written By: E.Patten (Music: Patten, Morris, LaMay)

Blinds close in front of me
I can tell the look in your eye
Means you’re fed up with me
Set for another night of crime
Why are you so madly in love with the dove
Floating high, when you disappear why
Is the gun, on the counter, when the bullets fly
Over Paradise
The belly dancer around your waist
Asks all these questions about my faith
When all I need is a little more space (from)
A shadowed desire in a tired old face
Chalk lines leave you a visible trace
Burned out and depraved from those colorful tastes

When I wanna know, what makes the room so, lively
Ohh, what do you need to be, so crazy
And so, embarrassed of what you see,
Me, fallin’ around you,

In a heap of chips and your lip stick
I’m blitzed over things that we can’t fix
Yet I’m revved enough, to mix
Our honest intuition with a dose of contradiction
And I’m so, falsely insecure, when I’m
Fallin’, fallin’ (4x’s)

When I wanna know, what makes the room so, lively
Ohh, what do you need to be, so crazy
And so, embarrassed of what you see,
Me, fallin’ around you,

A picture perfect model of a model
In a Skyy vodka shaped glass bottle when
The bass kick gets the best of your hips
You’re lipstick sticks to anything you kiss
And I wish, the danger became a stranger
When push came to punch, over jealous anger
Once is enough, and my luck’s no enemy
Of me, yo lady
You’re so crazy
Hey yo, lady, you’re so crazy
Bet long stemmed roses that you ‘d play me
Three weeks pass and you would erase (me-eeeee)

When I wanna know, what makes the room so, lively
Ohh, what do you need to be, so crazy
And so, embarrassed of what you see,
Me, fallin’ around you,

Fallin’, Fallin’ (4x’s)
Fallin’ for the taste of you (3x’s)

Push Back In

Written By: E. Patten (Music: Patten, Morris, LaMay)

Masters of the universe we could be
I’m not trippin’ over nothing as the focus is a fling
I got a medieval feelin’ that’s a moment
Hangin’ by a string, that’ll always be fazing me
To see your lips peel back and laugh
Or catch your firefly words like a summer’s night off, yeah
You could be a friend to me,
And run towards the sun with your arms wide open
So when you’re over me,
I can run to the pillow of another bed hopin’
That she’d be, the one,
A hollow den, of the earth elopin’
Read away the time, of sex filled novels
Like a walking land mine
Find the wrong way of her ways,

Push, back, in And forget everything
Push, back, in And forget everything

You said you didn’t want it, but you did, but you did
You said you didn’t need it, but you did, but you did

If timing is the key to success,
My fire burnt out, when I lay to rest on a bed of cloud pillows
We could of bumped heads on a gray shore
Running from all that scares us half way to sanity
Could this masquerade love, push us over
Like a Pensacola storm, oh no
When I think about you, I see, her again
And I’m on it, like a train, the kind
You can ride all day
Pass a brush of wisdom,
And never, another phrase that makes you stay
Worlds apart, yet feeling you,
When I enter the kingdom’s castle,
I’m righting the wrong in her ways…

Push, back, in And forget everything
Push, back, in And forget everything

You said you didn’t want it, but you did, but you did
You said you didn’t need it, but you did, but you did

Convertible cars pass by, and I’m on top of the world
Thinkin’ ‘bout those hot, humid nights, we almost shared
Every time you make me, do a little thing
I’m alone with another face in the crowd

Push back in, a little bit longer
Push back in, a little bit louder (2x’s)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Push back in, a little bit longer
Push back in, a little bit louder (4x’s)

Push-Back-In

Vampires

Written By: E. Patten (Music: Patten, Morris, LaMay)

You’re so hollow
blown away
covered the mystery
with what you say
My lips are bleeding again, goodbye,
to all my friends
They’ve come to take me away

What’s that you say? at someone’s funeral
When the day is dark, where do vampires go?

This cliff seems
steep enough
I’ll jump, when the clouds are high
And the passers by,
Can see me fall.
My stupid things, my stupid heart
You can give it all away
Tell ‘em good bye

What’s that you say? At someone’s funeral
When the day is dark, where do vampires go?

I hear a thousand reasons
But couldn’t say one word
You tell me of time’s that you’re bleedin’
I passed it off, absurd
A breeze tipped the houses over
When I heard the news of you
To know you’ll never be older
I should’ve faced the truth

At someone’s funeral
What’s that you say?

No way
Do I wanna live This way
Do I wanna pray
To live this way

When the day is dark? When do vampires go away?

Discography

Just Like Yesterday- "Just Like Yesterday"
Single- "Room So Lively" b/w "Vampires"

Set List

Our set ranges from 7-18 songs, at times including various acoustic covers.
Originals:
Room So Lively
Evaporated
Pontiac
Push Back In
Mercury
Vampires
Free
Broken Old Tavern
Sandstorm
Nightmare Rose
So Many
Another Holiday
Lost Friend
Disintegrate Me
The City
Light In Flames
Envious Cleansing

Acoustic Originals:
All I'd Offer
Blame You With Regret
The Boulevard
Calendar Days

Covers:
Dick Dale- "Pipeline"
Third Eye Blind- "Jumper" (Acoustic)
Sublime- "Santoria" (Acoustic)
Martin Sexton
Ben Harper- "Drugs Don't Work" (Acoustic)
Tom Petty- "You're So Bad" (Acoustic)