makeshifte

makeshifte

BandAlternativeRock

Biography

Rising up in the midst of the eminent Texas music scene has emerged a band that puts a new twist on rock. Never before have five young men from such diverse backgrounds come together to create anything like this. A captivating front man with a killer voice, edgy sound, and lyrics that tell a story, it’s no wonder why they continue to draw multiple heart beats at a time. They have set a new standard to live up to in the world of music; makeshifte.

makeshifte began with a completely different roster, and now, with Mikey remaining the only original member, they are stronger than ever. Even as the roster changed, so did the guys places on stage. Mikey found his way from drums to front and center on the microphone, Ren gave up the mic to perfect his passion on bass, and Josh established himself on the keyboard as well as his guitar. It’s easy to see makeshifte is a band that can do anything they set their minds to.

As of summer 2005, makeshifte has created a buzz all around the US. With small acoustic tours under their belt, being voted “Musicians Choice” in the 94.5 (Clear Channel) Texas Buzz Awards, and winning battle of the bands to play select Warped Tour dates. Makeshifte recently opened multiple dates for Hawthorne Heights, played Lollapalooza 2006, and will be featured on the Hot Topic compilations being distributed nation wide in October. Make sure to check them out on iTunes where makeshifte is featured as a Lollapalooza buzz artist.

Lyrics

Footsteps

Written By: makeshifte

Save it sweetie,
your sweat tells the truth
Here's another shot down
here's to thinking of you.
But atleast you have yourself atleast you're not alone.
I'm sorry for what I've done.
I'm sorry for what I've become.

Cause you dont know how much this hurts
to let go
to let you go
I see the answers in my mind
to the footsteps walking by I know,
I wont let you go.

So what do you mean,
you never take this to heart?
Are you misinformed
and have we fallen apart?
I'm sinking faster
and you're six feet under
I'm sorry for what I've done
I'm sorry for what I've become.

(Chorus)

So lets play this tragedy...
with a bottle on the floor
and a gun to my chest,
yea.
And may this bullet lie
somewhere inbetween the sheets with you and me
and maybe it will work out for the best.

(Chorus)

Doesnt really matter

Written By: makeshifte

I never meant to hurt you,
I never meant to make you cry.
These things that I'm forgetting are
the things that are not mine…
No,
I never once believed you
I never once believed your lies.
These things that I'm forgetting are
the things that are not mine.

Take back all the things you said to me,
stand back cause you're in my way.
Wake up,
forget about everything.
This is the last time I'll run away…
I'll run away.
Wake up
Forget about everything
This is the last time ill run away
I’ll Run away

I wanna look inside,
I wanna look inside your mind.
The past is not in front of you,
the past is all behind.
I cannot hear the silence.
I cannot hear inside your mind.
These things that I remember are
the things that are not mine.

(Chorus)

Like this!!

(Chorus)

Unsaid

Written By: makeshifte

Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah

Whatever happened to the times when you and I,
we used to be so close
we used to hold each other tight.
Whatever happened to the glare inside your eyes?
But now I know…
yes now I know.

You're all out of words to say…
You're all out of words to say.
It's better off unsaid
you better not regret
ever walking away from me.
It's better off unsaid,
you better not regret
ever walking away from me.

There was something wrong when I saw you that night…
Cause you were never really good at
telling lies.
I swear your wrong the spark is gone
and now the stories over.
I should have known…
and now I know.

(Chorus)

You turned away
And it doesn’t even matter
And now you’re gone….

Its better off unsaid
You better not regret
ever walking away from me….

Deceptions

Written By: makeshifte

I heard a couple things that you
said that you can't tell the truth behind your pride,
reputations on the rise.
Another rumors in the air
so breathe it in and let it tear you apart…
Another epidemics on the…

Start this over, find some closure within…
I'll still be here for you.
Fight this time!
And we'll show you,
your time is up so why do we go through
the motions that are set for us we can
take it or leave it.
Fight this time!
Your time is up so spread your wings and fly.

When everything is set to break,
there's only so much you can fake behind your smile,
behind every trial.
So stop lying through your teeth,
there's only so much you can speak through your heart.

(Chorus)

Just take it or leave it.

Now you’re turning away….
You’re turning away…

(Chorus)

Fight this time!
Fight this time!
Fight this time!
Fight this time!

Discography

Footsteps
Deceptions
Doesnt Really Matter
Unsaid

*"Doesnt Really Matter" is being played on Houstons 94.5 KTBZ and 98 Rock in Sacramento along with numerous college radio stations.

Set List

A typical set let consists of about 7 songs which include:

Footsteps
Deceptions
Doesnt Really Matter
Unsaid
Goodnight Angel
The Chosen
If you call this a home, I call you a liar