Love On Mars

Love On Mars

 San Francisco, California, USA
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The guitar-based rock of Love On Mars features some of the most clever pop songwriting and crafty vocal arrangements currently happening in San Francisco. Think XTC and David Bowie meet Bad Brains for a K-TEL listening party.

Biography


Love On Mars’s guitar-pop is catchy but complex, sophisticated yet satisfying, with vivid vocal harmonies, and seductively strange guitar chords.

The brainchild of former Bass Player magazine Editor Bill Leigh, who shared an SF Weekly Music Award bringing pop discipline to Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra’s funk-ska mélange, Love On Mars features crafty musical inventions meticulously arranged and executed by SF veterans Rosie Panzarello, Steve Bolinger, and Joe Colgan.

Lyrics

Dreaming All Along

Written By: Bill Leigh

"Dreaming All Along"

By Bill Leigh
Copyright © 2009


These days eyes glaze
Always a crazy pace
Rare days time free
You're trying to talk to me
But I'm off chasing memories down

When I met you
Luck walked my way
Boss gave an early day
Sunshine, time free
Who's that checking me out?
A smile made for memories and doubt
Would I let you down?

I still have the piece of paper
you gave me your phone on
all those years ago
I'm still scared that I could wake up
and find I've been dreaming all along

Dream break mind wake
back from my fantasy
What's that you say
You're still in love with me

Now I'm a king with a tambourine crown
pumped up, elated, and proud
floatin' like a silver-lined cloud
I won’t let you down

I still have the piece of paper
you gave me your phone on
all those years ago
I'm still scared that I could wake up
and find I've been dreaming all along

Dream break mind wake
back from my fantasy
What's that you say?
You're still in love with me
You're still in love with me?
You're still in love with me
You’re still in love with me
You're still in love with me
You’re still in love with me

I still have the piece of paper
you gave me your phone on
all those years ago
I'm still scared that I could wake up
and find I've been dreaming all along

Lie To Me

Written By: Bill Leigh

Lie To Me

By Bill Leigh
Copyright © 2010

Say you've got no one to hold ya
Claim there's just no cry-on shoulder

Lie to me
Don't make it hard

Tell me you're the one that's lonely
Start each line with "Oh, if only…"

Lie to me
Don't make it harder than it has to be

Please don't think that I can take it
Be like me and kindly fake it

Lie to me
Don't make it hard

Soft but yonder window broken
Spare my heart; leave truth unspoken

Lie to me
Don't make it harder than it has to be

Cause when the sun shines down
On your little white house
and he pours you coffee
and it all seems swell without me
Please don't tell me

Lie to me
Lie to me
Don’t make it harder than it has to be

Cause when the moon looks down
on your little charmed life
and he makes you happy
and it all seems right without me
Please don't tell me

Lie to me
Lie to me

Discography

January 2010.
"Dreaming All Along" released in January 2010.
Love On Mars is recording an EP in the summer of 2010.