Leaving Shiloh

Leaving Shiloh

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Leaving Shiloh is the definition of Rock. This is not your Grandmother's Chubby Checkers rock. If you took all the stereotypical characteristics of a great rock band (great live show, soaring anthems, wailing guitar, etc.) and compiled them into 3 individuals, you would have Leaving Shiloh.

Biography

O-rig-i-nal (adj.) - Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual; Showing a marked departure from previous practice; new. What does it mean to be original? This meaning most certainly loses its place in modern music. In a thick and murky swamp filled with cookie-cutter emo/punk and no-talent ballad bands, many believe that Rock itself died a horrible, merciless death. Leaving Shiloh begs to differ. With their brand of fresh, energetic, fun-induced rock, Leaving Shiloh breathes a breath of life into modern music and rises above its muddy depths.

Leaving Shiloh started with Matt Godfrey and Michael Johnson and a love for music. The group gigged around in its early phases, but came alive with the addition of Kendrick Wallace on drums. Each individual comes from a different musical background, but all view rock the same way. Leaving Shiloh believes that rock itself is a tradition. Bands such as AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Queen got it right and played rock the way it should be played. Leaving Shiloh hopes to carry on that tradition.

The power trio now plays with increasing frequency while their sound grows even bigger and more unbridled. Leaving Shiloh continues to reveal their “face-rocking� sets to the masses while surprising them with their mix of classic roots and untarnished originality. Do you remember when rock was powerful? When music was great and made you feel like dancing? Do you remember having fun at a concert that delivered in every single aspect and left you breathless? If so, you remember Leaving Shiloh.

Lyrics

Laid To Rest

Written By: Matthew Godfrey and Michael Johnson

You sit alone in bed
With these thoughts filling your head
And you wonder why you ever let me go
But you know deep down inside
That all your words are lies
When you tell all of your friends
You made me go

Don't feed me all your old lines
I'm tired of your lies

People tell me all the time
If I were you I would have died
And I would have
But by the grace of God
And I wonder if you cried
When I wasn't by your side
And you realized
I was gone

Don't feed me all your old lines
I'm tired of your lies

And you manipulate as well as the devil
You lie right up there with the best
And in your conquests you revel
But not in me
I played your game and I laid it to rest

Maybe I should let it go
But instead I'll let it flow
You gave me this right
By how you treated me
After all the love I gave
That you threw out along the way
I hope you realize
How much worse this should be

Don't feed me all your old lines
I'm tired of your lies

And you manipulate as well as the devil
You lie right up there with the best
And in your conquests you revel
But not in me
I played your game and I laid it to rest

What twists the knife in my heart
Is that you were fake right from the start
Now I know you lied when you said you loved me

CHORUS

Discography

Road Somewhere (2004), the singles "That's How I Feel" and "Road Somewhere" have received airplay in the Southeast.

Bad Directions and Non-Existant Laundromats (2006) is the new release from Leaving Shiloh, already outselling "Road Somewhere" in the first months of availability.

Set List

The average LS all-originals set looks something like this:
Simon Says Dance!
My Legs, They Ache
God Forbid
Road Somewhere
Good Like A Woodsman
EC #2
Hit or Stand
Lost In Your Eyes Again
The Big Machine (original)
Union Hill Cemetery
Jimmy Buffett On A Winter Night
Tales from the Zombie Apocalypse's
Except
Transgression
That's How I Feel
Don't Take Much
Laid To Rest