Purusha

Purusha

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Canada’s premier Rock phenomenon, Purusha is the cutting edge of the new breed of Rock bands blasting down out of the north like an “Alberta Clipper.” Purusha means spirit in sanskrit, in North America, PURUSHA means Rock and Roll!

Biography

Purusha is an established working band with diverse ethnic origins and musical influences resulting in a unique new sound. Purusha is currently based in Montreal, united by a common passion for music.

Purusha’s rich cultural backgrounds include: Palestinian, Jordanian, American Chilean and Canadian. This diversity fuels the bands creative energy, fortifying their music with an aura of striking originality. The lyrics generally tackle issues that range between spiritual unity and the frustrations of the modern world, promoting peace through personal triumphs.

The basis for the bands success is found in their songwriting creativity and originality, their frequent, high energy performances and their undying passion, loyalty and hard work. Purusha’s energetic live performances have resulted in a solid and ever-growing fan base. Purusha invites crowd interaction and response in order to minimize the gap that can sometimes occur between artist and audience.

Fresh from their ‘Unity’ tour of Europe and the Middle East, Purusha is working on their next studio album, and is entertaining several entertainment options worldwide. Purusha has been extensively interviewed and filmed for a documentary film to be aired sometime in the fall on the CBC.

Lyrics

Pick Up The Bones

Written By: Gargour


Tell me something
And I will go my father’s way
And I will daughter mother’s taste

If you were still a kid
Would you listen?
To tales of telling bravest things
And awe-inspiring tales they bring

Rock, stone, pick up the bones
Your rusty metal hammer only makes it a moan
Thick, tough, slaving it in the rough
And giving it to the people who aint never had enough and say they
Plain, stain, living it up the drain
But something moves inside you like a heavily moving crane that leaves its
Stuff, strain, living inside your brain
And manifesting reasons that will make you insane

Let me listen
To quit of the mind as play
Of rhythms we had heard that day

Let me in your skin, Let me listen
To empty of the daily wage
And silent as an ocean’s rage

Rock, stone, pick up the bones
Your rusty metal hammer only makes it a moan
Thick, tough, slaving it in the rough
And giving it to the people who aint never had enough and say they
Plain, stain, Living it up the drain
But something moves inside you like a heavily moving crane that leaves its
Stuff, strain, living inside your brain
And manifesting reasons that will make you insane

Tell me ‘bout the state
Of something very great
A taste of something natural and awe-inspiring

I have seen the face
Of absolute disgrace
And I have seen them hovering to try and scare me

Rock, stone, pick up the bones
Your rusty metal hammer only makes it a moan
Thick, tough, slaving it in the rough
And giving it to the people who aint never had enough and say they
Plain, stain, living it up the drain
But something moves inside you like a heavily moving crane that leaves its
Stuff, strain, living inside your brain
And manifesting reasons that will make you insane

Liver, the giver, the muck is in the river
Through ticking and talking faces lies the echo of golden silver
Which is dying, and trying to forget about all their lying
Following through the courses of the years gone by defying
All for nothing, or something
Keeping the soul from sucking all the muck in the river
Keeping the muck from silver in their faces
And disgraces
And the dance of a million races
All together
Forever

This is the hope of our endeavour…

You Never Know

Written By: Gargour


Stop and wait for me
We can grab a coffee
But only if
You are free and

I can’t wait too long
Feel empty when
You’re out of sight
And out of mind

You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it
You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it

I can feel you breath
And I can feel your heartbeat
Beating on the inside of me

Time is still so long
And we forget the dance beat
And fall right into retreat further long

You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it
You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it

Falling right out of grace and
Feeling right out of line
I’ve come to lean on the fences
Of the places in my mind

You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it
You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it
You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it
You never know, never know
What you’ve done ‘till you’ve had it, ‘till you’ve had it

Discography

'Unity' album - 2002

'Magoo' EP - 1999

'Silver Glass Wall' album - 1997

Set List

Because of Purusha's extensive repertoire of music, the set list is generally tailored to the event or venue etc… Purusha are able to perform two one-hour sets although cover songs have not generally been entertained.

A run down of a full two hour set follows: (in no particular order)

- Let Loose
- Never Know
- Pick Up the Bones
- Wasting My Time
- The Finest Reason
- Beautiful
- So Unfair
- Every Day’s a New Day
- Frozen in the Sun
- Gone
- Living it up
- IF U C K
- Spending Time away
- This is Who I am
- Dedication
- If You Love Me
- You Said You Would
- Friends
- No Change