Lamp

Lamp

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Combining rock, hard rock and classic rock style, lamp delivers a unique, high energy sound over which is the lyrical message expressing the views of the young Christian, from the struggles of romance, religion and society, to their devout Faith. See our EPK or visit www.myspace.com/lamp

Biography

When Ben Kliewer and Jeremy Stokely began putting thought provoking lyrics of faith and rock guitar riffs together in March of 2008, they didn’t necessarily plan on taking on the Christian music scene.
Hailing from Wichita, KS lamp brings a sound to the table that bends and blends musical genres to create a style both familiar and unique. Featuring catchy riffs that flow into screaming guitar solos setting up for powerful vocals that deliver the bands Christian message, lamp is sure to inspire and entertain all audiences with their high energy and commanding stage show.
After only two months in existence, with a few low quality recordings and only two members, the band was already attracting attention from producers and other local artists. By May 2008 lamp had been invited to go on a July tour of the states and was invited to several studios to begin talks of dropping an album.
Ben and Jeremy attempted to “borrow” a drummer for the tour but when things couldn’t be worked out, the tour was dropped.
By June ’08 lamp had been contacted by husband/wife team Aaron and Kerry Stevens, a drummer and bass player respectively. Commuting between Wichita and Manhattan, KS the band filled out to four members and began laying down tracks for a homemade demo album of high quality basement recordings. It was these recordings that caught the attention of producer Chris Cosgrove out of Kansas City, MO, as well as several music festivals and tours, inviting the band to participate.
Although a Christian band, lamp has never shied away from playing the mainstream rock scene. After a show at a club in Kansas City, the sound technician for the concert approached lamp to let them know that, although he cringed when they stated they were a Christian band, he was impressed with their music and stage performance. Perhaps he was willing to maybe lend a bit more of an ear to the legitimacy of the many times mainstream viewed stigma of Christian Rock.
lamp looks to combine an old sense of high energy rock reminiscent of the great rock legends, with challenging provocative lyrics and a positive message to create an experience not often found in today’s music scene. The only question left to ask yourself is this; do you love lamp?
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Lyrics

Pride

Written By: l.a.m.p.

Imagine me, I pride myself too high for You.
I lift my eyes up to myself where my help comes from.
I know I've got it inside me. Don't need You to fight my battles for me.
Count my blessings, count my deeds. It's all I want, it's all I need.

I lift my face up and beat my chest with pride.
My infrastructure, it comes crashing down with pride.

Here I go on my own to make me worthy before Your throne.
But I know now that there is nothing I can do without You.
So I look to a cross, my greatest hope is my greatest loss,
But You assure me that it was worth it in the end.

Pushing You out of our lives, what have we become?
Picking, choosing deity, the one that's most convenient for me.
Heaven is a place on earth; I made it here for all it's worth.

I am lost now. I'm blinded by my pride.
I'm shutting down now being destroyed by my pride

So here I go on my own to make me worthy before Your throne.
But I know now that there is nothing I can do without You.
So I look to a cross, my greatest hope is my greatest loss.
But You assure me that it was worth it in the end.

Rain On Me

Written By: l.a.m.p.

Father, look what I have done.
Broken record skipping to the tune of a child reaching for You.

And I’m sorry, God, that I keep putting You in second place.
And all I can do is throw myself before Your grace.

Your faithfulness, You cause it to rain down on me.

Glory and humanity separated for a thousand centuries, imperfection dawns the fall of man, a tradition that I take to well in hand.
My mistakes I cannot justify but Heaven came down just to rectify my bad. Although it wasn’t His, He took my place in death and now I live in Him.

I’m so sorry God that I keep putting You in second place.
And all I can do is throw myself before Your grace.

Your faithfulness, You cause it to rain down on me.
Your forgiveness, You cause it to rain down on me.

Get over It

Written By: l.a.m.p.

And perhaps she just busted your heart wide open, it spilled out your love and you found there's nothing to set this hurting free.
But don't lay your pain down before me.
Cause I felt what you've been telling me, I've suffered sleepless nights.
And I know it brings the pain inside to look into her eyes.
And it's everything that you can take to fix yourself inside.
But get over it.
There's something gone inside of me.
I can't imagine you without me, but I'm standing here so you can see that you're no longer part of me.
I'm removing I've cut myself away from pointless countless hells.
I really hope my face can tell I'm back in black, I'm here to tell you
I don't need you
I don't miss you
And perhaps she just busted your heart wide open, it spilled out your love and you found there's nothing to set this hurting free.
But don't lay your pain down before me.
Cause I felt what you've been telling me, I've suffered sleepless nights.
And I know it brings the pain inside to look into her eyes.
And it's everything that you can take to fix yourself inside.
But get over it.
You say she walked out yesterday, she took your soul but left without your love, but a broken memory.
And it tears you up inside, cause you never knew it could be so cold in between heartbeats.
I don't need you
I don't miss you
And perhaps she just busted your heart wide open, it spilled out your love and you found there's nothing to set this hurting free.
But don't lay your pain down before me.
Cause I felt what you've been telling me, I've suffered sleepless nights.
And I know it brings the pain inside to look into her eyes.
And it's everything that you can take to fix yourself inside.
But get over it.

Potter's Hands

Written By: l.a.m.p.

You speak to me from clips and phrases
From preaching pulpits, sleepy places
Open my eyes I hear in phases
In my dreams angels make their cases
Around me I see loving faces
But Truth seems to have a boring basis
The entertainment under laces
Distracts my eyes and my heart races

Who'll pull me from this pool?
These crashing waves just seem so cruel
It’s what I thought was cool
But a fool rules in this school
Of thought I subscribe to like a tool

I've fallen apart
Apart

So place me back into the potter's hands
Piece me back together so I can
Know the love that makes me whole again
And love you more

Created to love, created to praise
You hold me until the end of days
You mold me, and shape me anew
Made in an image of loving You

You wake up from my worldly sleep
You’ve caught my heart and I can't escape
And I know I stumble, I know I fall
I know I've failed and fallen short of Your call

But Jesus loves me, Jesus knows me
All things fair and good he shows me
He holds me in his pierced hands
And I am Jesus’ little lamb

So I spent my life trying to do what pleases
But what do you say when an atheist sneezes?
In a world gone soft they've chosen to delete this
The Word in Truth is broken into pieces
I've fallen short again and again
And I admit I've gladly taken part in sin
But you've made me see the madness in your plan
And you show me I've been there in your hands

RAWK!

It took too many slips until I knew
I can't just crucify myself with You
But to forgive myself for what I've done
Because You already have, and we are one

To live for You
To evangelize
To lift my eyes, arise to the eastern skies
To praise Your name
To lift You up
You restore my soul and You fill my cup

You've lifted me up
Me up

Perfect Timing

Written By: Ben Kliewer

I hide my past of emptiness and empty places.
A cluttered closet of my broken hearts, regretted faces.
I find forgiveness in Your love, and promises of one You've created me for, and she who I'd adore.
Cause there's something alive inside me.
A burning passion that's waiting on perfect timing.
And I don't need You to remind me of what I'm waiting for, she's what I'm waiting for. (She's what I'm waiting for)
Cause You are who defines me, and all I am is Yours.
Looking back on my mistakes and pieces taken from my heart.
I thought it was You hurting me, but
it's just my passion uncontrolled.
You filled the empty places up with Your love and hope.
And made this stupid man worthy of true love once again.
You've given me the hope of a broken man restored.
And I don't even know her face, but she's the one who's heart I hold.
And I don't need You to remind me of what I'm waiting for, she's what I'm waiting for.
Cause You are who defines me, and all I am is Yours.
You've saved me from the pain of hell, and the hell of pain.
Because You've blessed me with a love for her unknown, and for her I wait.
And I don't need You to remind me of what I'm waiting for, she's what I'm waiting for.
Cause You are who defines me, and all I am is Yours.
(Repeat)
You fill my emptiness with hope of love for one who is unknown.
I thank You every day for her...

Discography

The Sandpaper EP (2008) (as l.a.m.p.)
Tracks from The Sandpaper EP currently playing on Angel 95 and KROCK 101.5 (Manhattan, KS)

Set List

Running
Pride
Calling Me By Name
More (All My Love)
Get Over It
Perfect Timing
Feel
Rain On me
Potter's Hands