rec

rec

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REC can best be described as "powerful pop." That's "power pop" with powerful emotional content. Excellent, expressive lyrics & melodies. Hooks that stick with you. Vocal harmonies that'll kill you. All backed up by solid new-alt rock music.

Biography

REC came together over the last three years, starting as singer/songwriter Nick DeMatteo's project, and has grown into a tight new-alt-power-pop band. REC's goal is to create accessible songs (pop tunes) with depth & originality, and an emotional content ranging from sensitive to searing. Every song has great hooks, lyrics, melodies, and vocal harmonies as rich live as they are recorded. REC is different from most other bands because they find a way to blend a diverse array of song styles & genres into one cohesive sound. Influences: U2, the Cure, Beatles, Prince, Violent Femmes, NIN, Beck, John Lennon, et al.

Lyrics

Come A Little Closer

Written By: Nick DeMatteo

Don't be afraid of me.
I'll show you how good I can be...
If you just come a little closer.

I'll make you safe in spite of me.
I'll give you everything you need...
If you just come a little closer.

I'm not as sick as I seem to be.
There's a scared boy inside of me,
who loves it when you kick and scream.
But I will tie him up for you...

If you just come a little closer.
If you just come a little closer.

No, closer....

If It Feels All Right

Written By: Nick DeMatteo

Oh there you go again,
Choking my inspiration.
If you could just tune out your brain,
I'll take you to a place
Where there's no hesitation,
And you don't have to be afraid.

'Cause if it feels all right to you,
Then it feels all right to me.
We can never foresee....

Oh what's a boy to do
When his girl won't come out to play?
If you would only drop the game,
I'll take you to a place
Where love is all around you,
And you will never be the same.

'Cause if it feels all right to you,
Then it feels all right to me.
If it feels all right, we can go all night.
Baby, all you need is me.

We can never foresee....

Mine Alone

Written By: Nick DeMatteo

There is a song I sing,
and it’s mine alone.
The only song I sing to no one.

There is a song I sing,
that you’ll never know.
The only song I sing,
and it’s mine alone.

There is a song I sing
to make time move slow.
Only song that you’ll never know.
And it’s mine alone.

And always on in my little heart. And as times moves on,
it’s the only part
that will never grow old.
And it’s mine alone.

There is a song I sing,
when I’m ready to quit.
The only song I sing,
when the pieces don’t fit.

There is a song I sing
when I’m low low.
The only song I sing
that let’s the world go.
And it’s mine alone.

This song will die with me.
This song will stay alive in me.
This song will keep reminding me
to never count the times I breathe.

And it’s on …

Some Things Happen

Written By: Nick DeMatteo

Some things happen.
Some things happen.
You can get on your knees and pray, yeah, but some things happen.

Some things happen.
Some things happen.
You can stay in your head all day, but some things happen.

This is not...
the change you're hoping for...
your long lost love...
the hot new miracle.
This is, this is, this is IT.

And some things happen.
Some things just occur.
My mamma used to say
that there’s always a way,
but I just stopped listening to her.

And I know you see yourself in everything I say and do.
Well I hate to burst your bubble, love - you are not the unnamed you.

And this is not...
a balanced argument...
an old old friend...
a full ride scholarship...
a happy end...
your affirmation call...
a self-help club...
your mom’s denial song.
This is, this is, this is, this is
the TRUTH.

This is not your daughter’s fairy tale. Some things happen.
Life goes wrong.

Blackout babies will go away as soon as the lights turn on.

Blackout babies die as soon as the lights – turn – on.

You are NOT the unnamed you
in anything I say or do.

Gold

Written By: Nick DeMatteo

I had a chance, I had a chance
to take you to my soul.
I had a chance, I had a chance.
I took it. Now it’s gold.

Oh, it tingles in my fingers
and in my toes.
Oh, the jingles I would sing
if you could be sold.
Like gold. It’s gold.

I had a chance, I had a chance
to fill in every hole.
I had a chance, I had a chance.
I took it. Now it’s gold.

Oh, it tingles in my fingers
and in my toes.
Oh, the jingles I would sing
if you could be sold.
Like gold. It’s gold.

I had a chance, I had a chance.
My heart as black as coal.
I had a chance, I had a chance.
I took it. Now it’s gold.

Oh, it tingles in my fingers
and in my toes.
Oh, the jingles I would sing
if you could be sold.
Oh, it tingles in my fingers
and in my toes. Like gold.
It’s gold.

Break You

Written By: Nick DeMatteo

There’s something I wanted to tell you
that I don’t know how to say,
so I’ll only speak when I’m spoken to.
Oh, what do I have to do
so I won’t break you?

I’ll whisper into the pillow,
or cover my mouth with black tape,
tie up my face with a rope or two. Oh, what do I have to do
so I won’t break you?

Oh, it’s silly to even have to say,
but I’m thinking, really,
you’d be better off running away.

Or I can just throw away all my frustration,
bury my anger & rage,
toss out the clubs, knives & ammo too.
Oh, I’ll do what I have to do
so I won’t break…

You....

Discography

Parts & Labour (2007)
rec-Trospective (enhanced CD compilation - 2004)
Clear To Sunrise - Best of Nick (2003)
The Metrogrande Sessions - Nick (2002)
What It Is - Nick (2000)

Set List

Typical Set List: 10-13 songs, 40-60 minutes, one set, sample song list:
1. Stop It!
2. Beautiful Love
3. Gold
4. What It Is
5. Come A Little Closer
6. I'm Gone
7. Just About to Die
8. Mine Alone
9. Break You
10. Some Things Happen
11. Fall
12. It's Like This
13. If It Feels All Right