Parzival

Parzival

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Call it Zen Rock. Parzival's music brings calm.

On record, his modern rock band grooves you, then pushes you - think Snow Patrol. At his one-man shows, he slows down and gets bluesier.

And he has a story to tell, about a new kind of love - Postmodern Love. Take a listen...

Biography

Parzival’s music brings calm – it’s therapeutic. Call it Zen Rock. Even singing at the top of his lungs, his demeanor says: just rock it - whatever it is, whatever you’ve been through.

On his current record, “Postmodern Love,” his modern-sounding Nashville rock band grooves you, then pushes you forward. Compare it to Snow Patrol, bluesy Death Cab, Ray Lamontagne - even add some hip-hop beats, and some hip-hop flow.

At his one-man shows, Parzival slows down, gets bluesier, and waxes storyteller. He's not just putting on a show -he's conveying an experience. Still he likes to dress it up, and commands a magnetic stage presence.

On stage or off, his affirmative, undeniably cool music encourages you to embrace where you're at, and go with it.

Whatever your story is - dancer, businessman, artist – Parzival comes to say 'rock it.' Rock your story like new Converse.

Zen rock it.

Lyrics

Portland Never Worries

Written By: Parzival

I came into your hillsides
Laid inside your arms
I listened for your footsteps
I learned your song
I followed you on freeways
To the lights you found
I waited in your doorway
For you to hear me singing out

Portland never worries about me
Why should I spend my time?
The important things always change slowly
Slowly with time
Slowly in mind

I looked over the city
From inside your room
You tell me that you love me
You leave so soon
So I’m writing you this letter
With my heart and soul
I’m seekin’ sunny weather
If you ever need me call

Portland never worries about me
Why should I spend my time
The important things always change slowly
Slowly with time
Slowly in mind

I’ll see New York, go to Nashville or LA
Find a place my achin’ heart could stay
And let you go, let you go, let you go
I know Portland we all have to be alone

Portland never worries about me
Why should I spend my time
The important things always change slowly
Slowly with time
Slowly in mind
Slowly in mind
Slowly in mind
Slowly in mind
Slowly in mind

Throw A Revolution

Written By: Parzival

Throw a revo in the front room
Throw it on the street
Throw it in the stairwell
Throw it in bare feet
Throw it and souls meet

Come on baby let’s dance
Let’s throw a revolution you and me
Oh Baby let’s dance
Get the room moving to the beat
Baby let’s dance
We’ll show ‘em how it feels to be free
Oh baby let’s dance
We’ll throw a revolution you and me

Throw a revolution
Throw a revolution
We’ll throw a revolution

We’re gonna throw it in the name
Throw it with our eyes closed
Throw it and your hips sway
Throw it and you know
Throw it and it all goes

Come on baby let’s dance
We’ll throw a revolution you and me
Oh baby let’s dance
Get the room movin’ to the beat
Oh baby let’s dance
We’ll show ‘em how it feels to be free
Oh baby let’s dance
We’ll throw a revolution you and me

Throw a revolution
Throw a revolution
We’ll throw a revolution

Come on baby let’s dance
We’ll throw a revolution you and me
Oh baby let’s dance
Get the room movin’ to the beat
Oh baby let’s dance
Show ‘em how it feels to be free
Oh baby let’s dance
Let’s throw a revolution you and me

Throw a revolution you and me
Throw a revolution you and me
Throw a revolution you and me
Throw a revolution you and me
Throw a revolution you and me
We’ll throw a revolution you and me

Green & Blue

Written By: Parzival

Seems like just yesterday
The day that we met
You took me in to show me where you live

You showed me the dress you save
For the day you meet him
Took it out and put it on your skin

Green and blue
Me and you
Something if you let me get used to
Something that we’re gonna get right
Pink and mauve
Don’t they call this love
Something I could really get used to
Something that we’re gonna get down

Now I wake up next to you
Nothing to hide
But there’s something in the corner of your eyes

Green and blue
Me and you
Something if I let you get used to
Something that we’re gonna get right
Pink and mauve
Don’t they call this love
Something you could really get used to
Something that were gonna get down

I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now

Green and blue
Something that we’re gonna get used to
Something that we’re gonna get right
Pink and mauve
Don’t they call this love
Something that we’re gonna get used to
Something that we’re gonna get down

I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now
I think you’d like it better now

Golden Boy

Written By: Parzival

You say you want it all
You say you understand
You took a cool hand to haters on your master plan
You want the blinding lights
The flippin’ money clip
You say your mind cut a rhyme and now its gonna hit

Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy
Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy

You say you’ll make ‘em proud
You’re gonna keep it real
Shake his hand when the man comes to make a deal
Keep shorty lookin’ fly
She’s sort of makin’ you
King and queen seen the light
Show ‘em what to do

Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy
Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy

(Oh show me you’re golden, show me you’re golden boy)
(Show me you’re golden, show me you’re golden)

Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy
Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy
Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy
Show me you’re golden
Show me you’re golden boy!

Make History

Written By: Parzival

Come meet me at the shining
We’re not waitin’ anymore
We’re gonna do it different
Than its ever been done before

We’ll break our hearts wide open
In the middle of a war
And know the hurt we suffer
And make love forever more

Come with me
To the top with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way
Come with me
Have a little fun with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way

Well we’re goin’ to meet the devil
And we’re never slowing down
We’re gonna make him pay
What he knows he owes us now

We’re gonna build a city
And we’re gonna burn it down
And we’re gonna build another one
Spread lovin’ all around

Come with me
To the top with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way
Come with me
Have a little fun with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way

Take a step outside
The world is at our feet
The stars are watching over us
We can do anything!

Come with me
To the top with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way
Come with me
Have a little fun with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way

Come with me
To the top with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way
Come with me
Have a little fun with me
Let’s make history
And let’s make it our way!!

Wipe This Away

Written By: Parzival

Hold on for now
Keep this sensation
Hide it somehow
Disguised in a frown

You move like you’re sure
And sureness is beauty
The beauty in you
The beauty I know

I see you smile
This must be for good
In the moment forgot
you were wounded before
Your chance designed
As you could be my
My brightness of day
Could you wipe this away

Colored amor
As everything’s blue now
The world rushes by
Fading to white
But your eyes are still
I see the frustration
Colored by motion
In colors of grace

I see you smile
This must be for good
In the moment forgot
you were wounded before
Your chance designed
As you could be my
My brightness of day
Could you wipe this away

Still you say you don’t need this
Your life is complete now
There’s nothing you miss

Well I’ll follow your words
If you follow your heart
And you try
Could you try

I see you smile
This must be for good
In the moment forgot
you were wounded before
Your chance designed
As you could be my
My brightness of day
Could you wipe this away
Wipe this away
Wipe this away now
And put me together and wipe this away
Wipe this away
Wipe this away
Wipe this away now
I know I’ll be better
If you wipe this away

Soul Shining

Written By: Parzival

This is your soul shining
This is your final hour
This is your soul shining

Use the power!
Go on and shine
Use the power
Your heart’s open wide

This is your soul shining
This is your own death
This is your soul shining

This is your first breath!
Go on and shine
Your first breath
Your heart’s open wide
Go on and shine
Go on and shine
Go on and shine
Go on and...shine

This is your first breath
Go on and shine
Your first breath
Your heart’s open wide
Use the power
Go on and shine
It’s your power!
Go on and shine
Shine...

Summer Grass, Autumn Leaves

Written By: Parzival

“Summer Grass, Autumn Leaves”

The glisten in your eye
It tells me you’ve been crying
Another sleepless night
In visions I went flying

I’ll bring you peace of mind
I’ll bring you back a diamond
I know dear I must go
And search until I find it

The dreamer and the shame
Fire and the flame
Summer grass and autumn leaves
Time will take you away from me

Dear give me your hand
Tell me why you’re leaving
I cry because we’re blessed
Just look what lies before me

For a moment clear your mind
And touch me, I’m real, I’m before you
Lay your head to rest
I’ll tell a timeless story

Of the dreamer and the shame...

City In Your Heart

Written By: Parzival

Come closer
Touch the palm of my hand
Will you go with me in
In where nothing ends or begins

Into the city
The city in your heart
I’ll go with you
Into the city in your heart

I love the smoke here
The smell of salt in the air
Pull my hand anywhere
Give a little more than you dare

And in the city
The city in your heart
I’ll be with you
In the city in your heart

When we’re together
We are love
And when we’re apart
We are love
Love lives forever
We are love
In the city in your heart

In the city
The city in your heart
I’m right here with you
In the city in your heart

Oh and in the city
In the city in your heart
I’m always with you
In the city in your heart...

"Big Blue Sky"

Written By: Parzival

“Big Blue Sky”

Knock knock mama
Who’s there
I think it’s papa but he’s dressed like a black bear

Knock knock mama
Now who’s there
He wants to hug ya but his claws catch your long hair

Whoa, oh mama dry your eyes
Ahh, look mama big blue sky

Well hey mama it’s spring and I can’t sleep
I’m takin’ buggs and movin’ up in the oak tree

I’ll take a rug and some pillows for three seats
You can visit any time and we’ll have tea

Whoa, oh mama dry your eyes
Ahh, look mama big blue sky
(Big blue sky, big blue sky)

Discography

"Postmodern Love" by Parzival

Tracklist:
1. Portland Never Worries
2. Throw A Revolution
3. Green & Blue
4. Golden Boy
5. Big Blue Sky
6. Make History
7. Soul Shining
8. Wipe This Away
9. Summer Grass, Autumn Leaves
10. City In Your Heart

Released November 20, 2010
Published by SequoiaMyr

Set List

Portland Never Worries
Throw a Revolution
Green & Blue
Golden Boy
Big Blue Sky
Make History
Soul Shining
Wipe This Away
Summer Grass, Autumn Leaves
City in Your Heart

Length: Approx 1Hr w/ Audience Conversation

Possible Encore:

Power (Kanye West Cover)
Make That Sound (Original Blues)
Yellow (Bluesy Coldplay Cover)