Juxtaposse

Juxtaposse

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Reggae meets Rock describes this young talented and energetic band. The strength of their lyrics and unique sound will be sure to engage music lovers of all types.

Biography

Juxtaposse was awarded "Best New Original Band" at the 2007 Buffalo Music Awards. Their song "Rebels" was one of three finalists in the “John Lennon Song Writing Contest” in the world category and a semi finalist in the "2008 UK Songwriting Contest". Juxtaposse was featured as "artists to watch" in the May/June 2008 edition of Skope Magazine.

Juxtaposse has opened for Jason Mraz, Guster, Finger Eleven, The Great Train Robbery, Big Leg Emma, The Roots, Ron Hawkins and The Trews. They went to the finals at Toronto's 2007 Indieweek Festival, played at Canadian Music Week and was the featured band on IndieSolo 11/9/07. They have also been featured before the Buffalo Sabres Hockey playoff games in the "Party at the Plaza" in front of thousands of people. They were chosen to perform at the "Music is Art" festival, sponsored by the Goo Goo Dolls.

Juxtaposse had the honor of performing at the Montreal International Reggae Festival in July 2008.

Cory Martin and Grant Michaels have been writing and playing together since junior high school. Juxtaposse was born over five years ago and has evolved ever since. Not until the addition of Brad Lee Robbins on bass, Zach Craig on sax and the new edition of Daniel Powell on drums/percussion, did it feel complete.

They are a dedicated group of musicians who not only care about pushing their music out to the masses but also try to give back to their community. They have been involved in many charity events as part of the “Buffalo Bands for the Homeless”, raising awareness and funds for Compass House and other worthy causes.

With the completion of their first CD, they are eager to get back in their studio, JuxMusic Studios and start the process all over again.

Lyrics

Slain

Written By: Cory Martin

I was living in a world that was so damn cold
Trying to find myself, trying to find my way home
Time flies by me, on the wings of despair
Lands upon my shoulders with news to declare

And I said old man time whatcha doin round here
He said he got me something to tell
The devils coming up with a gleam in his eye
To take your soul to hell
I’ve been watching as 1000 years went by with his lonely eye on you
And now the time has come for him to rise up in hate
And come collect his dues

I got the devil right upon my heels
Today is your day
I got my fears strait ahead of me
They’re clouding up my way
So my life is up, and its time to set up
For the stand against myself
I just hope I’ll make it to see another day
Before my soul is slain

So I ran and I hid from the darkness behind
Always followed by death and defeat
Look left and look right, day conquered by night
Burning buildings on empty streets
With the crows up above bringing signs soon to come
I look toward the blood red sun
And I said sun if I’m here to see you come up tomorrow
I know my war is won

I got the devil right upon my heels
Today is your day
I got my fears strait ahead of me
They’re clouding up my way
So my life is up, and its time to set up
For the stand against myself
I just hope I’ll make it to see another day
Before my soul is slain

Run far away, I said run far away
For your time is here
Run far away I said run far away
You got no time for fear

Run far away, I said run far away
For your time is here
Run far away I said run far away
You got no time for fear

I got the devil right upon my heels
Today is your day
I got my fears strait ahead of me
They’re clouding up my way
So my life is up, and its time to set up
For the stand against myself
I just hope I’ll make it to see another day
Before my soul is slain

Rebels

Written By: Cory Martin/Grant Michaels

Your days have just been numbered while you sit in quiet slumber
With that price upon your head looming over like silent thunder
You’ve been standing for too long, sitting back while all is wrong
It’s something you never saw but something you’ve always wondered
With the clerics and heretics swear allegiance to your name
But were done with it, we’ll no longer play your game
See that smoke over the tree line, it’s a fire all for you
Time to run and hide and contemplate what to do

‘Cause here come the rebels
Won’t you sound the alarm
Here come the rebels
Won’t you stand your ground
Here come the rebels
Won’t you help me run them down
Here come the rebels
Oh no

Tick tock on your watch, just another lonely notch
In a cannon barrels list of souls it sent up to the top
We are not your cops, we are not your army
So don’t you say you’re sorry you’ll get no sympathy from me
The enemy’s inside spread in all the wrong places
All the people that you know all those familiar faces
Cant you see that it is us, which will strike down on your hand
The hand that spells destruction on another mans land

So don’t you fear us, appease us, don’t you ever stand near us
‘Cause we’ll hold up your head as your body drops down dead
So don’t you fear us, appease us, don’t you ever stand near us
‘Cause we’ll hold up your head as your body drops down dead

‘Cause here come the rebels
Won’t you sound the alarm
Here come the rebels
Won’t you stand your ground
Here come the rebels
Won’t you help me run them down
Here come the rebels
Oh no

‘Cause here come the rebels
Won’t you sound the alarm
Here come the rebels
Won’t you stand your ground
Here come the rebels
Won’t you help me run them down
Here come the rebels
Oh no

Boom Shock

Written By: Cory Martin & Grant Michaels

When you look beyond the western sky
When you look beyond the western sky
Signals come and go floating by
Signals come and go and catch your eye
Oh no

On the beach sand man with dreadlocks
Came up, man, climbed up the rock
And he said, said god knows what its worth

What its worth is a mans dignity
What its worth influence society
Justice is not served, oh no
Justice is not served, oh no oh no

Boom shock
coming for you with island love
Boom shock
Coming for you with you with reggae slugs
Boom shock
Coming for you with ten man band
Boom shock
Coming for you with axe in hand

Oh no

So he said to the man walking ten feet tall
That the end is near for injustice of all
The wicked man shall burn and the just man shall rise
And his heart was beating faster than ever before
His body it the floor
Jah will destroy all those who bathe in lies

What its worth is a mans dignity
What its worth influence society
Justice is not served, oh no
Justice is not served, oh no oh no

Boom shock
coming for you with island love
Boom shock
Coming for you with you with reggae slugs
Boom shock
Coming for you with ten man band
Boom shock
Coming for you with axe in hand

Oh no

I met a man who had a conversation with Mark David Chapman
Said he’s going to get out on parole

I met a man who had a conversation with Mark David Chapman
Said he’s going to get out on parole
Said he’s going to get out on parole
Say he’s going to get out on parole
There you go

For What its worth is a mans dignity
What its worth influence society
Justice is not served, oh no
Justice is not served, oh no oh no

Boom shock
coming for you with island love
Boom shock
Coming for you with you with reggae slugs
Boom shock
Coming for you with ten man band
Boom shock
Coming for you with axe in hand

Oh no

Dew Drops

Written By: Martin/Michaels

Most people see me as a man who knew what he had
Got lost in his own confusion, ran away to something bad
But on this journey of life I learned that happiness is inside
For to you share with the ones all around you
but mostly the ones that were shied

An excess of confusion, a burden I chose to relay
Strait down back into myself but I hit your heart on the way
An excess of confusion, a burden I chose to relay
Strait down back down into myself but I hit your heart on the way girl

Where did all my love go, hid away deep down inside
All I found was you in search of something
A love you thought had died
But the rain don’t fall forever as the sun has always shown
Down upon the dewdrops of the life,
The life we longed to have known

Most people see me as a man who knew what he had
Got lost in his own confusion, ran away to something bad
But on this journey of life I learned that happiness is inside
For to you share with the ones all around you
but mostly the ones that were shied

An excess of confusion, a burden I chose to relay
Strait down back into myself but I hit your heart on the way
An excess of confusion, a burden I chose to relay
Strait down back down into myself but I hit your heart on the way girl

Where did all my love go, hid away deep down inside
All I found was you in search of something
A love you thought had died
But the rain don’t fall forever as the sun has always shown
Down upon the dewdrops of the life,
The life we longed to have known

‘Cause the one that you own no longer is blown with the sun soaked summer breeze
Tie nothing down, as yours alone, her life is not yours to sieze
‘Cause the one that you own no longer is blown with the sun soaked summer breeze
Tie nothing down, as yours alone, her life is not yours to sieze

An excess of confusion, a burden I chose to relay
Strait down back into myself but I hit your heart on the way
An excess of confusion, a burden I chose to relay
Strait down back down into myself but I hit your heart on the way girl

Where did all my love go, hid away deep down inside
All I found was you in search of something
A love you thought had died
But the rain don’t fall forever as the sun has always shown
Down upon the dewdrops of the life,
The life we longed to have known

‘Cause the one that you own no longer is blown with the sun soaked summer breeze
Tie nothing down, as yours alone, her life is not yours to sieze
‘Cause the one that you own no longer is blown with the sun soaked summer breeze
Tie nothing down, as yours alone, her life is not yours to sieze

Discography

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Set List

Juxtaposse has over 25 originals and can play many covers depending on the venue.