Liquid Kings

Liquid Kings

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90s style Rock rooted in melodic intricate riffs & up-tempo syncopation, looking to grow the local music scene through active awareness and live performances. We want to break the mold of the generic, formulaic sound of the radio by reviving a familiar yet somewhat dying sound. KEEP ROCK ALIVE!

Biography

Liquid Kings is a four piece rock and roll band that “can be described with the single word ‘rock’. The Portland-based band eschews punk's savage efficiency, saving space for sprawling solos, and it replaces metal's growling menace with vocal vulnerability.” - The Portland Mercury.

Consisting of Adam Byrne on drums, Jimi Gutino on vocals, Tye Lewman on guitar and Chris McDonnell on bass, Liquid Kings is finishing up their long awaited Self Titled LP that is due out in Spring of 2009. The band’s music, recorded in their personal studio, Leviathan Studios; has been described as “Rock and Roll with bite, energy and searing guitar solos…high energy music with phenomenal vocals…metaphorical pyromania”. Lewman, the main song writer and guitarist for the band says that “the goal of Liquid Kings is to break free of the repetitive and watered down sound of the radio. Our mission is to steer the focus back on to the music and to resuscitate the rock scene through live performances and local awareness.”

Liquid Kings’ music has reached the Oregon Top 10 list on the website www.broadjam.com two separate times (Silent Hole and Loaded Gun). The band has been featured on 3 independent short films (Déjà Vu, One and a Quarter and Artificial Echoes) and during the summer of 2007 Liquid Kings was proud to headline the Movies In The Parks shows put on by Portland Parks & Recreations. The band received great exposure to a wide range of audiences while simultaneously giving back to the community.

According to Crave Magazine, Liquid Kings is “a fantastic representation of what NW rock is doing” and LSF Presents adds “they're from Portland and they're headed for bigger places.”

Liquid Kings continues to play “lumberjack rock and roll” throughout the Northwest and looks forward to experiencing new venues; bringing forth “attention demanding” rock music that can be enjoyed by a diverse range of individuals.

Keep rock alive!

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Lyrics

Loco

Written By: Tye Lewman

Just another wasted day, yeah
I don't hear your name
It took too long to finally see that
It was me who was to blame

CHORUS:
I don't know what tomorrow brings
But I need
Something to fill these empty dreams
I've got nothing to show for me
And I see
Maybe it's time for me to leave

Just another lonely day, yeah
Another day without you
I hear you call out my name and...
Reflection calls me a fool

CHORUS:
I don't know what tomorrow brings
But I need
Something to fill these empty dreams
I've got nothing to show for me
And I see
Maybe it's time for me to leave

Just another shallow rain, yeah
Here to take me away
Wet the sand beneath my feet and...
Help me wash away the pain

OUTRO:
I don't know...I don't need
I don't know...Feel empty
I don't know...Who I need
I don't know...What's wrong with me?
I don't know...Bleed the Freak
I don't know...So lonely

4 am on a Sunday

Written By: Tye Lewman

Feeling like I lost my head today
No love for me this way
Vacant thoughts inside a melted brain
A long lost soulless day

Feeling like a thousand miles away
With the tide I sway
Daring pain to come on out and play
Shallow heart flush away

PRE CHORUS:
Breathing hard in my mind baby I’m
Breathing hard in my mind
Breathing hard in my mind baby I’m
Breathing hard in my mind

Feeling like a ghost inside a shell
A picture perfect hell
Can’t remember which way, truth do tell
Lost my soul wishing well

PRE CHORUS:
Breathing hard in my mind baby I’m
Breathing hard in my mind
Breathing hard in my mind baby I’m
Breathing hard in my mind

CHORUS:
I want it all to be for free
Insanity
(Insanity)
There’s a gun inside of me so clean
And it burns to be
(And it burns to be)
(And it burns through me)

Outro:
I broke into your heart today
I’ll shoot the pain away
Cleanse away the black decay
And mix the truth with the grey

Learn to love another way
Learn to live another day
4 a.m. and I'm melting away
I mix the truth with the pain

Trip To You

Written By: Tye Lewman

I’m alone today
But it’s nothing new
Found a home today
Shooting holes in the moon
Let my soul decay
How bout you?
Start to pull away
Cause you know he has no clue

About the hole today
I didn’t mean to
I tried to pull away
But the bullets aimed for you
I’m alone today
As I trip to you
Found a home today
Abandon in a day or 2

CHORUS:
I’m alone today And I’m on a
One way
Trip to you
Feeling thrown away And I let my
Soul decay
To get to you

I’m at home today
And it feels so new
Wallow and drone away
And I know that I’ll miss you
Ate your bones today
How are you?
Tastes alone today
But it made a good stew

I’m so full today
What should I do?
Hard to throw away
The darkest parts in you
Left my soul today
And ran off with you
Found a home today
Shooting holes in the moon

CHORUS:
I’m alone today And I’m on a
One way
Trip to you
Feeling thrown away And I sold my
Soul today
To get to you

Outro:

I'm on a one way trip to you
(trip to you)
I'm on a one way trip to you

Shadow Mind

Written By: Tye Lewman

Clinging to a life and love that's lost and misconstrued
Pushing you so far away it's the easy thing to do
Slipping out my mind these empty thoughts that bring me you
Trying all the time but it's the try that's got me fooled

Counting up my time
I blow away from you
Shadow in my mind
Bad memories and a loaded shotgun too

Feeling insecure and weak it's my own self abuse
Fighting with myself to hide what I know is nothing new
Holding on to a prayer that's destined to get through
Denying all the lies inside and denying all my truths

Counting up my time
I blow away from you
Shadow in my mind
Bad memories and a loaded shotgun too

I never felt I owed you anything
I never said I loved you too
I never listened to your bullshit
I never promised you the moon

Falling through the space and time of an emptiness consumed
Floating through the motions trying to change my point of view
Wanting so much more than this and I know you want it too
Lying is so hard when you see perfections come unglued

Counting up my time
I blow away from you
Shadow in my mind
Bad memories and a loaded shotgun too

I never felt I owed you anything
I never said I loved you too
I never listened to your bullshit
I never promised you the moon

Make It To 60

Written By: Tye Lewman and Jimi Gutino

See you baby laying on the floor
Said “I love you” but I'm out the door
Just don't ask me baby where I've been
When I call you you'll feel loved again
Let me tell you about the life I've lived
Let me tell you about the shoes I'm in
Trust me baby cause it's hard to be
A good guy in a bad girls dream

CHORUS:
Oh here I come again
Better come and hold my hand
Here comes the dark
I've gone around 360
I don't know anymore
If I want to make it to 60

Saw my baby crying for someone
Sadistic mind masochistic fun
Wipe the tears from falling off your chin
In an hour we'll be at it again
Let me tell you about my life of sin
Let me tell you about the wars I'll win
Trust me baby cause it's all the same
When the devil's calling out your name

CHORUS:
Oh here I come again
Better come and hold my hand
Here comes the dark
I've gone around 360
I don't know anymore
If I want to make it to 60

Discography

Liquid Kings 2009 (still in production stages)
Backwater Slides 2009 (Acoustic Album: still in production stages)

Set List

Electric:

4 am on a Sunday
All Alone
Breathe To Be
Bullet With No Home
Disconnected
Down
Far Away
F.U.C.K.E.D
Headstrong
Leviathan Smiles
Loco
Loving Disease
Make It To 60
No Other
Occupied
Pain With Hate
Shadow Mind
Silent Hole
The Devil's Shadow
The Want In Me
Trip To You

Acoustic:

All Alone
Breathe To Be
Broken Home
Cancer
Cold Dark Night
Conscious
Dead Man's Run
Dead Weight
Devil In Me
Die On Me
Enemy
Falling For You
Freedom
Ghost
Hate's Hate
Headstrong
Hey Babe
I Walk On You
Killer Bees
Leviathan Smiles
Life Worthless
Little Sally
Loaded Gun
Loco
Make It To 60
Memories
Minds A Blowing In The Wind
My Soul Goes To (Whoa Is Me)
Occupied
Pawn A Look
Peace In This World
Regrets
Silent Hole
Stars
The War In My Head
Took a Walk in the Dark and My Head Fell Off
Tomorrow
Who Do You Love?
Year 6