Palisades Drive

Palisades Drive

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With pop sensibilities off-beat enough to keep their indie cred, Palisades Drive makes music without a mold. Their music ranges from rock anthems to catchy folk tunes, but you wouldn’t mistake them for anybody else. If you need a single reason to listen, do it for the outstanding songwriting.

Biography

This band is ambitious. Maybe too much for their own good. They’re always aiming for the next highest mark. Last summer they decided to make band t-shirts, on a whim, for an upcoming show. So, where almost everybody else would just send them out to get made, they decided to make them by hand, themselves. They literally built the screen printing equipment, making it up as they went. Sure, it all went wrong at first, but a couple of stitches, a lot of paint, and some shirt fueled fires later, they made some great shirts they could be proud of (I’m wearing one right now). This is only one among many dozen home brewed projects the band has taken on and conquered (Don’t ask about the vocal booth. “Measure twice, cut once” is all I have to say.) This is the same approach they’ve taken to their music. Their willingness to try anything, always in the spirit of getting better, has brought them a long way. Their music, like their shirts, will always be something they can be proud of.

Based out of Pacific Palisades, the band comes from all over the city of LA. Friends since high school, they’ve stayed together and stayed friends because of those Sunday afternoons they spend making music together. The fact that their music is made freely out of the same creative drive they bring to the rest of their lives keeps it from ever getting old. Now, five years later, they’re interested in taking their music out to the rest of the country, hoping to find some kindred souls.

What the fans are saying:

“Machines is one of the most beautiful things I have heard on this site. Please keep making and posting music—at least one among you is an unbelievably talented songwriter.” - arcadia

“You guys are one of my new favorite bands. The vocals really stand out, but the music is really well composed. I have to admit I teared up a little listening to your music.” - WhyTheBigPause

“Wow. I think I'm in love with Machines. What a great sound, tone, rhythm, and the lyrics. Gorgeous! :) Keep up the awesome work! From how you sound I think you're gonna go the distance! Keep your heads up high and your karma pure!” - moalisiddiqui

“This song is simultaneously adorable, beautiful, and lonely. I love it.” - Birdie

Lyrics

All The Time

Written By: Palisades Drive

How could I
Take the best thing and drown it out?
I cut the world into two sides
And then you stayed on yours and me on mine

All the time it's a lonely place to be
And time is the only thing I need

What do I do?
Is it wrong of me to think of you?
And now where do I go?
Cause I can only think of one place I call home

All the time it's a lonely place to be
And time is the only thing I need
All the time it's a lonely place to be
And time is the only thing I need

Yeah
The only thing I need

All the time it's a lonely place to be
And time is the only thing I need
All the time it's a lonely place to be
And time is the only thing I need

All the time it's a lonely place to be
And time is the only thing I need
All the time it's a lonely place to be
Oh time you're the only thing I need

Best For Last

Written By: Palisades Drive

I'll wait
For a sign
I can't go back
I'm just not ready for that

Oh I'm weak
I'm wrestling all the facts
But they keep on coming back
Oh what can I do? I got no time to react

So save the best for last
Please wait for me before you turn back
And when I get there I'll be there to stay
I'm on my way

I wanted love
For a while
But love can wait
Is that too much that I'm saying

Oh I'm sorry but I always wanted more
You know that I'm always yours
Oh what can I say? I won't be afraid no more

So save the best for last
Please wait for me before you turn back
And when I get there I'll be there to stay
I'm on my way

I look around me but there's something missing
This dream is getting old I can't keep wishing
It's time I changed the facts
Cause I'm not going back this time

So I'll save the best for last
Please wait for me before you turn back
And when I get there I'll be there to stay
I'm on my way
I'm on my way

It's Okay

Written By: Palisades Drive

It's okay, you'll be happier this way
And I'm fine, not everything was meant to be
I will try
I promise I won't miss you tonight

All the stars and all the planets will align
I'll be here for you until the end of time
When our worlds
Collide

This is the last time I will say these words
Will you remember me?
And even though we can't be together
I will remember what you meant to me

Can't you see? There's nothing left for you and me
Empty spaces mark these broken memories
But if you happen to forget them
Promise me you won't forget me

This is the last time I will say these words
Will you remember me?
And even though we can't be together
I will remember what you meant to me

Where did we go wrong?
I thought you'd never leave but now you're gone
I thought we'd always be
I thought we'd always be
I thought we'd always

This is the last time I will say these words
Will you remember me?
And even though we can't be together
I will remember what you meant to me

This is the last time I will say these words
Will you remember me?
And even though we can't be together
I will remember what you meant to me

Machines

Written By: Palisades Drive

Hearts like ours, they scream inside
Crash the car machines' anchor lights
Which way to the stars?
Will they take me far?
Navigate me through the night

This bruised and wounded place I know
Too well, it fell apart long ago
Now I'm in between
Yellow, red, and green
And a fork stuck in the road

Inside the intersection
Waiting for the right direction
I can't seem to find

Feels like I'm going nowhere
Every single sign points somewhere else
It's so unkind

But I will find a way to leave it all behind

Once upon a time I knew
A boy who loved the girl in my shoes
He wrote her a letter
Said goodbye and left her
With a heart wounded and bruised

Inside the intersection
Waiting for the right direction
I can't seem to find

Feels like I'm going nowhere
Every single sign points somewhere else
It's so unkind

But I will find a way to leave it all behind

Ever since that day he left
I never felt this hole in my chest
Cause even though I'm bleeding
I can feel it beating
Of me you can't get the best

Inside the intersection
Waiting for the right direction
I can't seem to find

Feels like I'm going nowhere
Every single sign points somewhere else
It's so unkind

But I will find a way to leave this all behind

Discography

No More Empty Rooms EP
Machines
Palisades Drive Sampler

Set List

Typical Set - 40 min
It's Okay
Falling Faster
All These Letters
Best For Last
Machines
Soldier And A Girl
Take These Hands
Because Of You
All The Time
Summer's Goodbye