Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

It can be a coffee house/acoustic style with the hopefully influential message of Christ, but can be transposed into a more rock and roll sound, with the help of a band.

Biography

Music has always been a huge part of my life. At the age of 3 I was listening to Kiss, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and other older bands. As I grew older I got into the more mondern music such as Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and other main stream artists. At the age of 11, however, I gave my life to Christ. I continued in my style of music, but added on some Christian artists as well. My musical lineup consisted of bands such as: Underoath, Demon Hunter, The Devil Wears Prada, and so on and so forth. Now that I've grown older and started college, I have opened myself up to softer more melodic artists such as: Shawn McDonald, Needtobreathe, Between The Trees, Brandon Heath, Jimmy Needham, and Mat Kearney. I played drums in 2 bands in High School. One was a Christian Rock band titled, Better Off Alive, and the other was a Christian Metal band called, Saint of the Pyre. Now with my solo music I lean more towards an acoustic folk style. With this style I hope to clearly relay the message that my Lord and Savior has given me. I can be flexible and play solo with just me and my acoustic guitar, but I can also play with a band to produce a more rock sound.

Lyrics

Prayer

Written By: Michael Kidd

I'm stuck between a rock and a harder place. With a decision that in due time I need to make. But I cannot bare to break the heart of the one with which I've grown close. But if it's not really meant to be the Lord please let me know

Because I use to feel so alive, but now I only hurt inside, and I just want to run away. But I know I need to face these fears and find a way to dry these tears when the music finally fades.

Incline your ears to my cry and allow me to draw close. Give me the words to speak and the eyes to see the way you want me to go. Because without you the air I breathe is poison brewing in my lungs. And the hate that flows through me will slowly consume me and cause me to grow numb.

You know I've tried to do this on my own and everything that it has shown is nothing but filthy rags. Waiting on the world to change and for my heart to rearrange can be such a drag.

So open my eyes, tear me down build me up again.

I need you to show me the way. I need you.

I use to feel so alive but now I only hurt inside and I just want to run away. But I know I need to face these fears and find a way to dry these tears when the music finally fades.

Words From the Dumb to the Wise

Written By: Michael Kidd

The graffiti on the walls that you're reading as you fall is becoming the doctrine of your soul. Between the red bricks, where you play your tricks, lies the grey that keeps you from being whole.

I know that you read between the lines. But what exactly do you find? Nothing but false truth and sugar coated lies. I know what you're going to say. That you know no other way. But hold on. Listen up before it's too late.

You're swimming in a sea of lies, feeding from the buffet line, letting the preacher tell you what you believe. You're hanging by a thread, just inches from the dead, but it's not my job to make you see.

I know you think you're good enough. You think you're so tough. But what will you say on judgement day. I know your damned soul is burning as the world keeps turning, and now all you can do is run away.

I wish you would open your eyes and see the filth in which you lie. I pray for you everyday when I wake that before you see the light your soul the Lord will not take.

The Things You Forget You Need

Written By: Michael Kidd

So many times you feel as if there's nowhere to run, no one to listen and your world is coming undone. The weight of the world on your shoulders is more than you can bare. So instead of standing strong you're running scared.

Hold on to me. Hold on for your life. Hold on to me. Hold on for your life.

See the one in the mirror there who use to be so strong. But now they're shaking at the knees because they don't know where they belong. Take a look inside yourself and tell me what you see. Deep inside you should see me.

Hold on to your brothers. They will love you until the end. The kisses of an enemy are deceitful. But faithful are the wounds of a friend.

Hold on to me. Hold on for your life. Hold on to me. Hold on for your life.

Hold on to your brothers. They will love you until the end. The kisses of an enemy are deceitful. But faithful are the wounds of a friend.

Losing Sight

Written By: Michael Kidd / Nikki Emerson / Dustin Sharp / Niki Furrow

An empty seat would serve more purpose than your empty heart crowding the ones rejoicing. Your eyes burn holes through the messenger. Your words cut like razor blades across his skin.

How long will you walk in the shadows of your desires? How long until your soul will burn again with fire?

So many years spent inside these walls. So many tears shed through 10,000 altar calls. Now you're breaking down the stained glass doors, trying to escape because you can't take this anymore.

How long will you walk in the shadows of your desires? How long until your soul will burn again with fire?

How can you sit there and say that you love me when you're refusing to change? Everything would fall into place if you'd just call my name.

How long will you walk in the shadows of your desires? How long until your soul will burn again with fire?

Invitation

Written By: Michael Kidd

So here we meet again in this oh so unpredictable place. How long have I wondered if I would ever see your face. With the wind at our backs we slide right through the cracks in the pavement. I don't know how we're here now but I know that I will cherish every moment.

So run away with me to a place where we can be together. Come and fly with me to a far away place. We can stay forever.

Brittle bones and bitter cold create the makings of a gloomy day. But when I look at you all my blues seem to quickly fade away. Because you're everything that I've been looking for. I know all about you but I still want to know so much more.

So run away with me to a place where we can be together. Come and fly with me to a far away place. We can stay forever. Give me a kiss that can make my smile grow ten miles wider. Lift me up with your love so I can't get any higher.

Now I'm standing upside-down on a cloud that's named "9". When the people ask me how I'm doing I can tell them I'm doing fine. Because I've got the whole world in my arms. But so many times, guys get out of line. But now your safe because you're mine. Will you do this dance? Will you give me a chance? Will you fall in love with me in this romance?

Discography

So far the only music I have available is on myspace.

Just go to myspace.com/michaelkidd777.

Set List

I have written 6 songs:

Prayer
Invitation
Words From the Dumb to the Wise
The Things You Forget You Need
Blood and Sweat
Losing Sight

I would say my set could run anywhere from 20-45 minutes.