Pou Piam

Pou Piam

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Pou Piam is a nineteen year old hard rock musician from Riverside, CA that plays loud, aggressive, modern hard rock.

Biography

In an era where rock n' roll is a dying musical breed, few artists still fly the flag for REAL, RAW, AGGRESSIVE hard rock..

..one such artist is POU PIAM

Hailing from Riverside, CA, Pou Piam(pronounced 'POW PEEYUM') is nineteen year-old musician with ear-catching melodies and an eye-popping image. Stylistically mature far beyond those his age, Pou aims to revive the glory days, while continuing to bring modern hard rock into the 21st century.

A multi-instrumentalist, Piam wrote all the music and lyrics and played guitar, bass, piano and sang everything on his debut four-song EP, "The 13th Evening". After pre-production with producer Scott Humphrey (Rob Zombie, Motley Crue, Tommy Lee) the EP was released in May of 2008 to positive reviews from numerous media outlets, and is currently available at several digital retailers including iTunes, Napster, Amazon and Pandora Internet Radio. Of his musical abilities, producer of the album Rocco Guarino (Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, Amanda Overmyer) says, "He rocks harder than you, and plays guitar better than your mom. Okay, he plays guitar better than anyone you know. Unless you know Slash. Or Hendrix. But you probably don't, so check this shit out. Keep your eyes on Pou, he's definitely going places."

Currently a student at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, Pou Piam is in the process of writing a full length follow-up album tentatively titled, "Right In The Kisser" due for a winter 2010 release. "The new material is a lot more 'mature' than the older stuff. Instead of aggression just for the sake of being aggressive, the new album has a lot more depth to it, but it's still tangible and raw enough to just pop in the car, roll down the windows and break the speed limit," says Pou.

"A favorite quote of mine is, 'If you can't fit in, stick out.' I'm pretty shitty at fitting in, so watch your step or you'll trip over my stick!"

Lyrics

Falling Apart

Written By: Pou Piam

You gotta ask yourself
Motherfucker, are you ready to roll tonight?
Cause if you lie to me, then I'll lie to you
And you and I both know, it's not
What I want to do
What I want is you!

You think it's all okay
But you can't say goodnight
You think it's all a game
We'll see who wins the fight
I'd kinda like to see just who you think you are
The shadows follow, the shadows follow me
I think I'm falling apart

You gotta tell yourself
Little baby ain't worth all of the midnight mystery
I'll be right back it's tough, I'll never get enough
The promises you broke, I wanna fucking choke
And what the hell do you want from me?
Get away

You think it's all okay
But you can't say goodnight
You think it's all a game
We'll see who wins the fight
I'd kinda like to see just who you think you are
The shadows follow, the shadows follow me
I think I'm falling apart

I'm a criminal man and you got me on the run
I think I thought about stoppin, clockin in at 91
You got me flyin down the road, never comin home I’m outa here
Triple digits, speed limits, spin my wheels, I’m in fifth gear
Nothin you could say you do, would ever bring me back to you
one time, two time, this time, it's my time
Never lookin back, I can't believe that you would lie to me
Talkin to myself you know that I love my insanity

Breakaway

Written By: Pou Piam

I will never be the same
Until you teach me how
To spread my wings and fly away
And you, you've given me the light
You showed me how to cry
And all I need is to say goodbye

Cuz I wanna love you, but I don't know how
I need to have you in my life
And I turn to you, but there's nothing we can do
And it's hard to believe that we'll breakaway

I will never be set free
I don't know how to be
I cannot help but ask, "Why me?"
With time, I'll reach into the sky
To feel your helping hand
And only now I understand

And now the kid is gone, and is world is torn apart
Apology denied, you can’t break a broken heart

California

Written By: Pou Piam

Creep through the streets at night
Slide through the city of lights
Runnin' around lookin for a fight
Gunna kick your fuckin’ ass tonight
The trouble in me is now disguised
Chaos ensues as Caesar dies
Oh, you're sad, what a surprise
Don't expect me to wipe your eyes

Come with me I'll take you on a ride
Fly with me we'll fly into the night

Cars explode, kids disappear
Girls and demons, freaks up here
Comets falling from the sky
Screaming citizens burn and cry
I’m a son of a bitch, and I’m a bitch of a son
While others run away, I’d rather get ‘em a gun
Alessandro, two times dead
No control of the things inside of my head

Everybody's in a state of emergency
I don't need your common courtesy
Everybody's in a state of emergency
I don’t need the lies that you feed to me

Everybody’s in a state of emergency
I can’t seem to find what I need to be
Everybody’s in a state of emergency
I can’t seem to find me, the release
Somebody gimme a reason, I’m so alone
Somebody gimme a reason, I see no hope
Somebody gimme a reason, I’d rather die
Somebody gimme a reason, I feel alive

The 13th Evening

Written By: Pou Piam

Midnight, street fight, nothing to be seen ‘cept the glow of the
Red light, in sight, can’t stop me I’m feelin that it’s alright
Little boy, where’d you go? “What did I do wrong, I don’t know�
The thirteenth evening of every month
You know it makes me wanna scream

Take everything away, and take it all from me
Your suicidal dreams you can’t make me believe
Take everything away and take it all from me
I’m gunna set you free
And I don’t need anybody but me.

Look at what I’ve done, what have I become?
Inside I’m fighting a war, I think the bottle won
The hardest part of my troubled heart, is that I never got the chance to start
The life I wanted, the life I needed
This life has seen a man defeated
The thirteenth evening of every month
You know it makes me wanna scream

I’m so desperate..

All I got is a rag, and a bottle in a bag
And my body in the sand, help me find the Promised Land
I can run, I can hide, but I know the truth inside
Believe in this, I’m gunna die

Temptation always got the best of me
It's easier said than done
I kind of love, I love insanity
I wonder if you'll remember me
You hide behind your little mirrors.
The flowers didn't help
Forgive me; don't think that I'll ever change
As the cherry blossom fades, away

Discography

"The 13th Evening" is a four-song hard rock EP released to iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster and many more media outlets.