Norrish Reaction

Norrish Reaction

 Ellensburg, Washington, USA
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Norrish Reaction - Seattle Inspired Psych-Pop Alternative Rock.

Biography

Norrish Reaction indeed captures the retro and contemporary sounds of Seattle-inspired psych-pop alternative rock with engaging vocal lyrics based on reality, driving guitar solos with power chords, heavyweight bass patterns, classic rock keys, and big drums.

Tell it like it is!

“Turns out Norrish Reaction is another listen-worthy artist/band under the mastering fingers of Mr. Turnidge. I’m on my first run-through of the album-long post and admit to being quite impressed, but how could I not be when the kickoff track dragged me back to the late sixties and early seventies in an AM radio/Pop way. Thousand Roads earned NR a complete listen and as I sit here, I am slowly realizing that this album warrants much more than that. If I was a music director or program director at a radio station, I would be adding Thousand Roads to the playlist with a recommendation for the jocks to listen to the complete album to find followups. Good, good stuff.” Frank Gutch Jr: Up-and-Comers for 2013, Why All the Covers, Mental Tracks, and Notes…..

Songwriter Winston Norrish incorporates interesting melodies and arrangements woven together with lyrics about life. If you prod Winston “why Norrish Reaction”, he will go on about the synthesis of old and new, and the combination of classic and current. And that’s what this music delivers – songs with a retro soul conveyed with contemporary, psych-pop, alternative rock Seattle-inspired elements.

The recent Norrish Reaction CD was produced and engineered by Geoff Ott at the historic London Bridge Studio in Seattle. Geoff Ott has worked with the best including Candlebox, Alice in Chains, Paul Rogers, Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Queensryche, Melissa Etheridge to mention a few. Geoff Ott has a unique talent to empower and bring out the best performance of each band member, and to track and engineer songs that are outstanding. The amazing Steve Turnidge, Ultraviolet Studios in Seattle, put the final touch on the songs as the mastering engineer.

Lyrics

Let It Go

Written By: Winston Norrish - Norrish Reaction

Would you play it safe
Is it something you could do
Do you steal the kiss
Or let it slip away from you

Chorus
No voices in the line
No demons in your head
There is nothing to regret
Forget the things we said
Nothing ventured, nothing lost
You got to let it go

You always fell so hard
At least you tried the reach
To live a larger life
You’ve got to play out of your league

You need to lose control
Let it get real low
You live in black and white
Never feel the afterglow

Chorus
No voices in the line
No demons in your head
There is nothing to regret
Forget the things we said
Nothing ventured, nothing lost
You got to let it go

You’ve been measured out inch by inch and doubt by doubt
While breathless angels hold your coat for you
It’s no matter great. I’m no prophet, just afraid
That we can’t force the moment to its end, and let it go

These days are wearing thin
Rip them out and feel them sting
Wring them out and roll them
Down to where the sirens sing

You got to let it go, let it go
You got to let it go, let it go
You got to let it go, let it go …

Thousand Roads

Written By: Winston Norrish - Norrish Reaction

It’s the line you take
That separates me from you
Trace it down my spine
I feel alive

Can’t wrap my head around
All the things you took on faith
There are a thousand roads
Paved with gold
They’re drawing you
Don’t look back this way

Chorus
I see you wandering
You’re lost inside your skin
You’re searching for a way
Much higher than we’ve been

The words spill out of you
A promise hangs - oversold
Then our words collide
And the sun explodes

When the dust has cleared
The meter has run out of time
You’ve got the right to go
On your own again
It’s what you know
Nothing left behind

Chorus
I see you wandering
You’re lost inside your skin
Searching for a way
Much higher than we’ve been

Lets stop the world from spinning
Open a window to our soul
Take a back seat and let it roll
We’ll never catch tomorrow
We’ll never take back yesterday
We are now. This is everything.

Chorus
I see you wandering
You’re lost inside your skin
Looking for a way
Much higher than we’ve been

There are a thousand roads
To take you far away from here
No matter where you go
They all lead back to you

Is This Your Dream

Written By: Winston Norrish - Norrish Reaction

Is this your dream?
You’re looking lost for secrets
Down with the faithless ones
Who can’t fight their way out

Beyond the sun
Straight through the radio
You’re seeking inspiration
On a sea of doubt

Chorus
Ooh, you gotta dream, you gotta shout
You gotta shake it out
The fruit is off the vine
Would that well could fill your cup

Seems your arrangement
Has run way off the rail
You turned a trick for love
Now its time to bail

The stars surrender
All the light it takes
To put the purpose in you heart
And push you past the break

Chorus
Ooh, you gotta dream, you gotta shout
You gotta shake it out
The fruit is off the vine
Would that well could fill your cup

Is this your dream
Your aching compromise
Into the mirror
Open up your eyes

Chorus
Ooh, you gotta dream, you gotta shout
You gotta shake it out
The fruit is off the vine
Would that well could fill your cup

Storm on the Sun

Written By: Winston Norrish - Norrish Reaction

Burning up so slowly
You’re a storm out on the sun
A hundred million miles
I see you radiate, I feel you coming on.

You are the burning light
You fill the iron night
A supernova view
There’s nothing else so bright - nothing burns as bright as you

Oooo - Like storm out on the sun

You’re shadows on the moon
I’m just a meteor that fell to Earth too soon
I’m bound by gravity
Looking up you’re all I know - Looking up you’re all I see

You’ll pull me in tonight
I’m just your satellite
I’ll always fall to you
There‘s nothing else I know - nothing else I know to do

Oooo…Like a storm out on the sun
Oooo…Like a storm out on the sun
Oooo…Like a storm out on the sun
Oooo…Like a storm out on the sun

Walked Away

Written By: Winston Norrish - Norrish Reaction

You were all I ever wanted
We were all that filled the moments and the days
So many good souls couldn’t keep me from alone
They would always drift away
You always had the whole of me

Chorus
Then one night
I just walked away
Counting time I feel a whole lot less
Than the man I played
Livin’ low without you holding on to me
Between anticipate and memories

You were such a selfish lover
And I gave up everything I had to give
I’d try to slip away, then you’d make it feel OK
I couldn’t stay the man
The man you made of me

Chorus
Then one night
I just walked away
Counting time I feel a whole lot less
Than the man I played
Livin’ low without you holding on to me
Every breath you take your will is free

No way then I could have known
How deep down into my bones
You left a hole I knew would never fill
Raised our glasses, ever young
Till daylight spilled the shadows down
Among the ragged edges of my days

Chorus
Then one night
I just walked away
Counting time I feel a whole lot less
Than the man I played
Livin’ low without you holding on to me
Know I’ve paid that price for being free

March on Egypt

Written By: Bob Lupton and Alexandra Lupton

Most beautiful
A drop of blood
She becomes Tuspehstah

Pharaoh ego, vain
Dynasty, love of fame
Can’t resist, Tuspehstah

Searching for land of Punt
Determined goddess on the hunt
Immortal – feel the power

Climbing to the flower, white
Hold it in your heart tonight
Stand atop the tower

March on Egypt, Find your Ka
March on Egypt, Find your Ka

Asleep so many thousand years
Beauty changed from dust to tears
Awakened now, Tuspehstah

Torn between millennia
She has come to claim her own
Return to me Tuspehstah

March on Egypt, Find your Ka
March on Egypt, Find your Ka

Breathe in Slow

Written By: Winston Norrish - Norrish Reaction

What’s the word that you caught yourself trying to say?
You’re a bomb and you’re tick, tick, ticking away
Best intentions have fallen behind
Not your plan that’s begun to unwind
You’ll be picking up the pieces till the end of time

Chorus
You were riding high
On a winning streak
Feeding off the heat
No one could break you down
You had so much to loose
How did you let it go?

Now you’re on the run
But you have feet of clay
And you can’t get away
There is no letting up
You got to breathe in deep
You got to breathe in slow

You were rushing to the exit out the back room door
Your legs were pumping like a train when you hit the floor
You escaped - not a moment to spare
Had your way - such an awkward affair
Bit the apple – now you got to get some more

Chorus
You were riding high
On a winning streak
Feeding off the heat
No one could break you down
You had so much to loose
How did you let it go?

Now you’re on the run
But you have feet of clay
And you can’t get away
There is no letting up
You got to breathe in deep
You got to breathe in slow

Looking through reflections in broken glass
Cut your fingers holding to a piece of the past
There you were - your moment in time
Hands were shaking you were front of the line
Lost the wheel – you know it would never last

Chorus
You were riding high
On a winning streak
Feeding off the heat
No one could break you down
You had so much to loose
How did you let it go?

Now you’re on the run
But you have feet of clay
And you can’t get away
There is no letting up
You got to breathe in deep
You got to breathe in slow

Turn It Up

Written By: Winston Norrish - Norrish Reaction

Railing on a tide of your opinion
So sure that we’re all sympathetic
Waxing in your way, poetic
Who could dare to challenge your sensation
What’s the point, the truth is always shining down on you
Gotta turn it up

Voices in your head are so compelling
You and they - you’re on the page
Being right – it’s all the rage
The bright will take the hook, it’s in the telling
But not the fools - they could never hold a light to you

Identify a fly in the solution
Now you’re going to set us straight
You’re cool as ice, you’re solid state
Come on now, let’s start a revolution
Everyone can feel the wisdom pouring out of you
Gotta turn it up

The ones who run the show can’t change direction
And all the sweat and blood we spend
To prosecute the past, defend
Will break us down – it’s poignant disconnection
Listen me - help me understand your point of view
Gotta turn it up

You think you have the answer – just let it go
Forget about a truth that you’ll never know
Sympathize, criticize, disagree
But don’t try to tell me what I need to be

Ten Random Prayers

Written By: Bob Lupton and Winston Norrish


Start where we find the end
Everybody’s got a promised land
Children to the starry nights
Ponder life, enchanted lights

Respect is such a rarity
Kindness, grace and charity
It’s down in everybody’s heart
It’s what we all could be

Chorus
Take a little every day
Turn it round
Offer to another
Give back all the energy you take

Family first - my daughter, wife
Those who have a harder life
I give into the stillness of the night - Ten Random Prayers

Around the world…they shine the light
Know for sure that it’s alright
A silent word of hope
To touch my brothers

Blink an eye, it’s out of sight
A shared connection - million lights
Good you’ll never see
But you can feel

Chorus
Take a little every day
Turn it round
Offer to another
Give back all the energy you take

Family first - my daughter, wife
Those who have a harder life
I give into the stillness of the night - Ten Random Prayers

Every one a ray of hope
Deliverance, a safety rope
To share throughout the world
Your spark of light

If every one on every night
Would give love back with all their might
Never reap more than you sow
And you won’t be alone

Chorus
Take a little every day
Turn it round
Offer to another
Give back all the energy you take

Family first - my daughter, wife
Those who have a harder life
I give into the stillness of the night - Ten Random Prayers

Discography

Norrish Reaction 1 (released July 2012)
1 Thousand Roads
2 Let it Go
3 Storm on the Sun
4 Walked Away
5 Breathe in Slow
6 Is This Your Dream
7 Ten Random Prayers
8 Nothing More to Say
9 Turn it Up
10 Rosalee
11 March on Egypt
12 Thousand Roads Acoustic (Reprise)

Discography
Norrish Reaction Singles (Release date 2013)
Transcendental Universe

Set List

Discography
Norrish Reaction 1 (released July 2012)
1 Thousand Roads
2 Let it Go
3 Storm on the Sun
4 Walked Away
5 Breathe in Slow
6 Is This Your Dream
7 Ten Random Prayers
8 Nothing More to Say
9 Turn it Up
10 Rosalee
11 March on Egypt
12 Thousand Roads Acoustic (Reprise)

Discography
Norrish Reaction Singles (Release date 2013)
Transcendental Universe