Luge

Luge

 Mexico City, The Federal District, MEX
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It's a melting pot of classic influences from country, rock and pop, from whom you'd least expect it: 4 guys from Mexico City. Unafraid of skipping a few notes in exchange for a real delivery. Eager to slide.

Biography

Luge .. (Fr.) n. \'lüzh\ a small sled that is ridden in a supine position and used especially in competition; also, the competition itself.

The band was formed at the end of 2007. No plans were drawn then, for no destination was known. Before real drums came in, there were 2 guitars, a bass and a mic. Between covers from Pixies, Stone Roses and fellow bands, it was soon discovered that with some fine tuning, the machine could actually work. In May 2009, the band came to its definitive line up: Armando Tovar (bass), Bruno Ruiz (guitar, vocals), Gerardo Ocejo (lead guitar) and Mario Lopez (drums).

Certain of mastering no secrets, the band ran the mile to achieve a 'gig bait' release, "Almost There EP", in which four of six songs (at that time) were included. Along came the shows and support from fellow musicians and the local scene. However, still not satisfied with the track count and overall 'sound' of the production, the band decided to revisit the tracking and expand the repertoire.

On July 12, 2010, Luge released their first LP: "Heartaches & Sunrises". Produced and engineered entirely by band members, it took six months to reach a 'convincing sound' in the mix, considering everything but the drum kit was recorded in a 3" X 9" treated bathroom booth.

Communicating through music is the path to follow. Delivering an enjoyable performance is a continuous and inflexible attempt.

"Luging and singing - neither can be forced" René Friedl.

Nice to meet you.

Lyrics

All About Love

Written By: Luge

it’s all about cuts
and timeless fiction
it’s all about days
of pioneer conviction
it’s all about gain in a daisy chain
it’s all about planes or traffic lanes

yes, but on the way
you’ve learned some stupid ways
you’ve learned some stupid ways

‘cause it’s all about love and wild redemption
it’s all about trust
on the ones who share the most
it’s all about, it’s all about love

it’s all about guts
when rivers are hosed
it’s all about games
and the ways of scheptic strains
it’s all about wings, assorted deals
yes, it’s all about storms and classic forms

yes, but on the way
you’ve learned some stupid ways
you’ve learned some stupid ways

‘cause it’s all about love and wild redemption
it’s all about trust
on the ones who share the most
it’s all about, it’s all about love

run free within your heart
run free within your heart

Empowered Son

Written By: Luge

gonna take, gonna take my time
to stab them worries
‘cause i’m not jumping over
i’d rather recover

gonna take my time
with accuracy
learn the basic chemistry
of truths and lies

yes, i’m walkin’ late, too late
yet still relate this easy
walkin’ under the sun
troubled times are gone
my sky turned blue
my spirit’s shining through

i’m an empowered son
of sweet deceit and then some
i’m an empowered son
since i discovered
behind every move in clover
there’s another
i have chosen to find

gotta taste, gotta taste defeat
to weld up properly
then like a check mate on the run
i’ll follow my own and
on and on
gonna find, gotta find
imperial paradise
but no way is made
it’s ok now

i’m walkin’ late, too late
still relate this easy
walkin’ under the sun
troubled times are gone
my sky turned blue
my spirit’s shining through

‘cause i’m an empowered son
of sweet deceit and then some
i’m an empowered son
since i discovered
behind every move in clover
there’s another
i have chosen to find ..

broken bones and
heart bleeding
home waits for me tonight
broken bones and
heart bleeding
home waits for me tonight
broken bones and
my heart’s bleeding
hello ..

i’m an empowered son
of sweet deceit and then some
i’m and empowered son
since i discovered
behind every
move in clover, there’s another
i have chosen to find

i’ve chosen to find home ..

Tell Me

Written By: Luge

walking by memories
is your heart filled with fears?
think about leaning on my shoulder
if it brings out soothing tears
 
when i look into your eyes
there is something i can notice
when i wonder if you’ve cried
makes me sad
is it something i did wrong
maybe something you can’t tell me
if you want it can be solved
tell me now
 
rely, don’t keep it deep inside
you can tell me everything you want
i promise you i won’t get mad
please just tell me how can i help out

tell me why
anything you say feels like goodbye
tell me why
this days and nights are black and white
even when you smile
 
when i look into your eyes
there is something i can notice
when i wonder if you’ve cried
makes me sad
is it something i did wrong
maybe something you can’t tell me
if you want just let me know
i’ll stand by my love
 
rely, don’t keep it deep inside
you can tell me everything you want
i promise you i won’t get mad
please just tell me how can i help out
rely .. rely ..

Reborn

Written By: Luge

fear comes to heal
your deepest crumble
rest within
over what’s left to discover
when you can’t tell
the chance of becoming stronger

you will uncover luck

don’t care no
this is your time to roll
ravenous
not fun but you’re not alone
everyone’s trapped inside you know?
get a little bit louder
get a little bit fuzzed up by possibilities
far and away

reborn
greetings under fire
straight cuts into the light
reborn
nothing is what you recalled
but you were not here before

you’ve been looking to secure
eclipses on the run
and you must not surrender
you must not believe other than
your skill to thrill again
end another time, bolder
end another time, happier

reborn
greetings under fire
straight cuts into the light
reborn
nothing is what you recalled
but you were not here before

gotta flow like a river
be gone from your shadows
and their tommy-guns
it’s time to catch the sun
once again ..

reborn
greetings under fire
straight cuts into the light
reborn
nothing is what you recalled
but you were not here before

The Loudest Tones

Written By: Luge

i don’t know
what happens
when it happens
when you’re standing there
on a good day on the south side, love
go figure, now my plan
‘cause i’m not gonna stand away
no way, i’m addicted to
what happens
when it happens
when you’re standing there
and everywhere
on a good day you make better

see me see you
i don’t mind
‘cause i won’t
i won’t run for cover
i wanna say
in the loudest tones
this i swear
i love the way
you fill the air

i don’t know
where to go
when i wanna know, ohh
walkin’ dizzy though the corridors
don’t know from low res past
don’t know your name
but then again maybe in time

‘cause i just don’t know
what happens
when it happens
when you’re standin’ there
on a good day on the south side, love

see me see you
i don’t mind
‘cause i won’t
i won’t run for cover
i wanna say
in the loudest tones
this i swear
i love the way
you fill the air

‘cause you’ve got my bones
maybe forever
in the loudest tones
i wanna hear your voice
maybe forever
i wanna hear you now
hear you now
i’m gonna stand close
somehow

see me see you
i don’t mind
‘cause i won’t
i won’t run for cover
i wanna say
in the loudest tones
this i swear
i love the way
you fill the air

Lady Mikaela and Her Fair Cause Crusade

Written By: Luge

oh lady, my lady
was born on the fair
side of my chances
oh lady my lady
she paints in quiet colors
oh lady, my lady
she ventures in wild forgiveness
and collect calls the sun
then hangs up for fun
yes, she knows her picture

oh lady, my lady
can hold what’s been divided
oh lady my lady
this can’t explain

calls me of her own
this city boy
has found a precious stone

oh lady, my lady
skyrockets through
dark air pockets
oh lady, my lady
can tell what’s right
from what’s bright
oh lady, my lady
defender
she whistles in the fog
and tearing down a throne
will be thinking home
yes, she knows what’s better

calls me of her own
this city boy
has found a precious stone
i’ve found my precious stone

calls me of her own
oh lady, my lady

Tomorrow

Written By: Luge

how bad, how sad
you say the story goes?
c’mon, are you gonna knuckle under?
to wonder ‘bout thunder
will you weep under control
‘cause time is on the run
are you gonna give it up
or maybe give it in?

you’ve fallen
but you’ll rise up again
there’re no choices in the
rolls of the dice
and no difference
no difference today

tomorrow will be back again
tomorrow will be back again

let the rain heal the pain
and the thunder holler
its own name
don’t quit, commit
watch the sun fall
underneath your feet
oh, never mind your tv
nor the telephone
no tv, no telephone

you’ve fallen
but you’ll rise up again
there’re no choices in the
rolls of the dice
and no difference
no difference today

tomorrow will be back again
tomorrow will be back again

you are a tough stone
don’t go now giving in
you are a tough stone
don’t go now giving in
for tomorrow will be back again

Broken Town

Written By: Luge

you combine
with the last of my self drive
you’re confined in times
of quiet suffering
rise then
you dress in green, white, red
like a child gone to bed
ohh the monster Jesus,
ohh the monster son

won’t touch your heart
‘cause today’s a fine day to fight back

and set fire to this broken town
set fire to this broken town
come done not almost
as you’ve always known

i see no will
and it breaks, awakes and aches my fill tonight
‘cause i know, ‘cause i’ve seen a bigger world
than what tv says it is
and i’m homebound

don’t try to make it past the border
to dodge bullets coming from your brothers

and set fire to this broken town
set fire to this broken town
come done not almost
as you’ve always known
set fire, rewire

gimme green
gimme white
gimme no more red for my people
gimme green
gimme white
gimme no more red for my people

you combine, with the last of my self drive
so fight back,
stand up and fight back
stand proud and fight back
you’ve got to fight back, now
wake up and fight back
come find a brighter day
fight for your sorrow
come find a brighter day
fight for tomorrow

Crash

Written By: Luge

let go shipwrecks held inside
this tide, you just can’t hide
thoughts, they hit you like a storm
when luck has failed to race along
well i’ve seen some poison in motion, love

distress calls through high pitfalls
serene she’s bold morphine
hold on tight
face my sight
never cease to blink
blink this close
cause maybe we’re the bliss
we miss
now, how’s that for puzzling?

highway, fair day ..
we will talk about it .. someday ..

before we turn into satellites
would you crash into my heart?
keep me in your fire
you’re not alone
let me drive you home
you should know
emotions won’t sit still when letting show ..

clocks are shot from a rainy-day cannon and
hope is lost with an innocent notion
we are dragons in a dungeon
then you say, you prepay ..
“have you ever dreamt of highlands
and cold starry skies under
the eyes of the universe?”

highway, fair day ..
we will talk about it .. someday ..

before we turn into satellites
would you crash into my heart?
keep me in your fire
you’re not alone
let me drive you home
you should know
emotions won’t sit svtill when letting show ..

keep me in your fire
keep me in your fire, love
keep me in your fire
keep me in your fire, love

Unsteady

Written By: Luge

we won’t be strolling no more
but i might as well like it
let loose
get confused
set an army in your name
i can listen
atoms pounding

‘cause like space
i’m done with freakin’ limits
when time becomes
the witness of my crime
got rid of supplies
i’m cruisin’ in the sky

away dissintegrate
feet on the run
to face a broken sun
winds decline
blessed turbines
foresaken miles
for troubled times
when in dreams
of power lines
i surrender to
nebulas and stars
sometimes unsteady

come hit me once
or maybe twice
no compromise
i’m already broken
transatlantic grace
burns in my place

come twilight
for here I stand
in faithful sorrow
and my heart is set
beyond your fallen sight

away dissintegrate
feet on the run
to face a broken sun
winds decline
blessed turbines
foresaken miles
for troubled times
when in dreams
of power lines
i surrender to
nebulas and stars
sometimes unsteady

alone .. alone .. sometimes unsteady ..

Discography

Heartaches & Sunrises (LP, 2010)
Almost There (EP, 2009)