Orange Is In

Orange Is In

 Houston, Texas, USA
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orange is in is energetic American traditional rock with a decidedly mature pop music sensibility.

Biography

Founded in the late 90s’, orange is in brings together a variety of disparate influences – including 60s pop, 80’s post punk and rootsy Texas rock – to create a sound that is uniquely their own. It is energetic American traditional rock with a decidedly mature sensibility.

A blend of pop hooks, hard-driving rhythms and a rootsy edge, the band has already won fans in Houston and around the Texas music scene. The quintet includes vocalist George Kovacik, bassist Jeff Balke, guitarist Chris Rogers and drummer Steve Salazar. All four members are veterans of Houston’s live music scene with diverse talents and boundless energy.

In true Texas fashion, Come and Take It, the latest release from orange is in, dares listeners to leave the pop music herd behind and head for the greener pastures of hard-driving American traditional rock.

The six-song CD builds on the solid foundation of the band’s 2006 full-length release, Another Lame Semi-Tragedy, while simultaneously moving the music into new territory.

Both CD’s have received praise from local media including the Houston Chronicle and Houston Press. Another Lame Semi-Tragedy was named one of Houston’s top 20 releases of 2006 by HoustonCalling.net and Come and Take It was ranked #5 by the same blog for 2007.

Lyrics

Run Towards the Warmth of the Sun

Written By: Balke/Kovacik

Son, I know I should run.
But, I can't seem to move.
Dust and life all around,
Meet you in heaven if we don't leave this town.

Man shouts to us.
Down the street there's fire on the bus.
Picks us up and we run,
Run towards the warmth of the sun.

Pray for me, I'll think of you,
And we'll be together.

And we'll dream on and on and on.
We'll dream on and on and on.
We'll dream on and on and on.

My heart sinks to the floor.
Will I see you come through my door?
Please run, my baby, run,
Run towards the warmth of the sun.

Now, hours seem like days,
'Til I see your beautiful face.
Wipe the tears from your eyes,
Put your hand here in mine.

Hold me, dear, 'til this day is through,
And we'll be together.

And we'll dream on and on and on.
We'll dream on and on and on.
We'll dream on and on and on.

There's no darkness tonight,
Oh, my baby, it's gonna be alright.

And we'll dream on and on and on.
We'll dream on and on and on.
We'll dream on and on and on.

Now the time has passed.
My little boy is here at last,
Looking towards the sky,
Look at that kite fly.

Dividing All We Are

Written By: Balke/Kovacik

A bookshelf
A broken DVD
Box of clothes
And stacks of old CD's
Vintage toys
Plastic potted trees
Memories

All the things that made me and you,
Are breaking one by one into two.
Loading up the car,
Dividing all we are.
Nothing left behind.

Drawers full of old familiar things
Swiss army knife
Gumball candy rings
Paper clips
Love notes with wings
Old guitar strings

All the things that made me and you,
Are breaking one by one into two.
Loading up the car,
Dividing all we are.
Nothing left behind.

But how do I let you go,
The feelings left inside?
Do I give them away,
Or do I swallow up my pride?
It's not easy to see,
Beyond what's left behind.

All the things that made me and you,
Are breaking one by one into two.
Loading up the car,
Dividing all we are.
Nothing left behind. (All gone away)

Inside

Written By: Balke/Kovacik

World keeps spinnin’
Round and round
Life keeps turnin’
Upside down

You won’t feel me anyomore
You can’t see

Without a fight
I go down
Giving up
Without a sound
Pulled out faster
With the overflow
Sinking further
From the undertow

You won’t feel me anymore.
You can’t hear me anymore.
When I’m gone.
I am gone.

Way down deep inside.
Do ya feel it?
Do ya know it?
Where my lies can’t hide.
Do ya see it?
Can ya hear it?
Way down deep inside’s
Where I spend my life.

World keeps spinin’
Round and round
And I give up
Without a sound

Discography

Come and Take It (EP) - 2007

Another Lame Semi-Tragedy (LP) - 2006

Snacks (EP) - 2004

Set List

Our set is 99 percent original with the occasional cover of an old favorite thrown in. We typically do 50-75 minute sets of original material from our current CD mixed with other songs not yet released.