Petri's Day Off

Petri's Day Off

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Petri’s Day Off blends their loves, incorporating elements from Pearl Jam to Death Cab. Refusing to adhere to conventions of structure and sound, they choose instead to experiment and discover what’s best. They refuse to imitate and chose rather to invent. For PDO, it’s all about the music.

Biography

Coming together in the fall of 2003, Petri's Day Off began as a group of friends who wanted to perform at their high school. Having spent hours rehearsing for their first performance, they realized how well their playing styles fit together and decided to devote more time to thier music. The band soon developed their own sound and style. Learning that they could play at their high-school's upcoming battle of the bands, they realized they needed a name. The band had just gotten back from Wendy's with a small pterodactyl that now hangs from the Teal's rear view mirror, and, in a Land Before Time related twist of fate, the name "Petri's Day Off" came about. After high school, the band members went away to college, and upon returning to Seattle for the summer, they came to realize that the music they were playing wasn't going to be a temporary thing. Petri's Day Off recorded a six-track CD which featured all original material that brought together a style developed from all the member's musical interest. Petri's Day Off plays a mixture of what they listen to, and then extends their favorite styles. Their influences include everything from Pearl Jam to Something Corporate to Death Cab for Cutie to Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Genre lines are not blurred, they are broken, and they instead seperate music into two categories: good and bad. For Petri's Day Off. it's all about the music.

Lyrics

How it Will Be

Written By: Petri's Day Off

I know a girl who's got two sets of friends
and she's happy with both of them
seperated by seasons, she got summer in California but winter autumn and spring she's in the city
got an acquaintance in Jersey and when I'm gone I hope that she misses me, I know that it's hard to be away.

I know it'll take some time
I know it'll take soem time
for everything to be alright
just give it one more try
just do it one last time
and everything will be alright

one of my best friends just broke up
if that isn't enough, he'd been with her for more than a year
it'll be hard he said, can't date aother girl instead i know that it's hard when you can't see clear

time toar everyone apart, moved away and broke each others hearts, every two but one

i know it'll take some time
i know it'll take some time
for everything to feel alright
just give it one last try
just di it one more time and eveything will be alright

jsut close your eyes tonight
and when you wake up everything will be fine
everything seems so much worse at night
when you wake up eveything will be alright

i know it'll take some time
i know it'll take some time
for everything to feel alright
just give it one last try
just di it one more time and eveything will be alright

Trip

Written By: Petri's Day Off

This trip is bound for everywhere
and everything we do has a reason
'cause everything we do is on purpose
and we'll live with no regrets
this is my favorite daydream
best one i've had for days

will you join me in this, and sing with me this song of bliss?
we'll go everywhere, we'll do everything, better than our first kiss
will you join me in this, and sing with me this song of bliss?

we'll go to new york
and walk along the streets like we own this town
and as the city sleeps we'll be the only ones around
for that night we'll be more than everything we've ever wanted to be

will you join me in this, and sing with me this song of bliss?
we'll go everywhere, we'll do everything, better than our first kiss
will you join me in this, and sing with me this song of bliss?

in the end we will be the best that ever was
in the end we will be the best that there ever will be

will you join me in this, and sing with me this song of bliss?
we'll go everywhere, we'll do everything, better than our first kiss
will you join me in this, and sing with me this song of bliss?
we'll go everywhere, we'll do everything, better than our first kiss

Sunset Beach

Written By: Petri's Day Off

Buried deep beneath the sands,
is my heart.
Left it for you last summer,
now I dream of our sweet romance.

This is not a metaphor for a girl,
but I love you.
Want to sit in your sands,
underneath the stars.

Love to walk with you on the beach.
You're naked as you always are.
And I'm clothed only in memories,
and the parts of you I'm takin' home.

This is not a metaphor for a girl,
but I love you.
Want to sit in your sands,
underneath the stars.
This is not a metaphor for a girl, but I love you

Oh Sunset Beach, take me home...

This is not a metaphor for a girl,
but I love you-

Discography

Saving Trees EP [self released], summer '05

Set List

30 min set:
Platform [not recorded]
Train Wreck
How it Will Be
Beach
Smiles
Trip

We have enough material to play anything from 30 minutes to an hour and half, we're just waiting for the money to record it all.