Red Herring

Red Herring

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If Motion City Soundtrack's witty lyrics and pop rock sensibilities got together with Maroon 5's sensual grooves and Ben Folds' penchant for tongue-in-cheek, the orgy of sounds would result in a love child much like Red Herring's genre-bending style.

Biography

A trio of ragtag suburbanites eager to unleash their sound on the masses, Red Herring is the culmination of years spent in various other bands, only to form in spring of 2005 with every intention of being the band on everyone's lips. Fusing rocking guitars with a little piano love, their sound cant be confined to any individual genre. Their live shows - a blend of their energetic sound and own flavor of humor - are aimed at rocking the crowd to the brink of exhaustion. Their catchy hooks and piercing melodies will have you tapping your feet and singing the words for weeks to come. This is only the beginning - the end is nowhere in sight. Welcome.

Lyrics

Can I Just Be Myself?

Written By: Ben Collins-Hamel

Wonder what you're thinkin'
While I ramble,
And I'm weak in the knees
Everytime,
I drop some stupid line,
'Bout "How's the weather?" and that.

Feelin' smaller than
The talk I'm dealin,
And I can't stop to breathe and relax.
And take the time to ask,
The real question on my mind.

Can I just be myself?
I know you couldn't
Tell right now,
I don't wanna be just friends.

Don't mean to think this
Through,
So much it's just that
You're so perfect
A mistake might break the trend.

Lookin' for a way,
An in,
A place to park
My intentional device
To get you to realize
I wanna know what's
Behind those eyes.

My sense ain't
Strictly Biblical,
In fact it's quite emotional,
Although I wouldn't mind
A bit of that physical, but
Let's start with,
Some lunch,
Some time.

Can I just be myself?
I know you couldn't
Tell right now,
I don't wanna be just friends.

Don't mean to think this
Through,
So much it's just that
You're so perfect
A mistake might break the trend.

I ain't much
For games of chance,
And this one seems
The most to make me dance,
Around The Punchline!

And isn't it ironic,
How being so platonic,
Always screws me over.

Bottom of the ninth,
Gotta clear the wall.
But you can't hit a homer,
If you ain't got no balls.

So here it comes,
Take a swing,
Roll the dice,
And I think this time
That it just might work out.

Let's find out.

This time,
This time,
I think this time that
It just might work out.

This time,
This time,
I think this time that
It just might work out.

This time,
This time,
I think this time that
It just might work out.

Open House

Written By: Ben Collins-Hamel

Remember that time when,
We both went sleddin'
Behind the trailer,
I pulled you right until you went

Through the siding,
And although we tried to hide it.
We might have gotten away,
If we hadn't gone and told on ourselves.
Well, oh well.
We've both grown a lot,
since the time I put your underwear all over the frontyard.

And that is a true sign of love.
One which only
A big brother can express.

What I'm really trying to say,
Is that I think it's been
These memories,
That got us here.

Open House!
It's time to open the doors to the world,
But first I'll have to see some ID.

Open House!
I guess I'm still not sure,
About when,
You went and caught up to me.

Singin' along in my car,
With our lungs all at the top.
The right songs,
The right words,
At all the right times.
Die!
Like we almost did that time,
We were Rollerbladin'
Let me refresh your mind.

We were lightnin' fast,
Skatin' towards each other,
All the time,
Watched by mother.
I guess that day,
We learned my right from your left.

What I'm really trying to say,
Is that I think it's been
These memories,
That got us here.

Open House!
It's time to open the doors to the world,
But first I'll have to see some ID.

Open House!
I guess I'm still not sure,
About when,
You went and caught up to me.

Oh, but be careful now,
Before you know it.
You'll end up as old as me.

But in the meantime,
Go enjoy it,
But please do so carefully.

'Cause circa 1984,
Big Brother
Is watching quite faithfully.

But hey,
It's your time.
I'm glad i've been along for the ride.

I guess I say,
Happy Whole-Rest-Of-Your-Life Day.

I guess I say,
I didn't get the memo,
But you went and grew up anyway.

I guess I say,
Sam, you're my sister,
And I wouldn't have you any other way.

Moment-Um

Written By: Ben Collins-Hamel

Babe, the way you're looking at me,
I don't know how I could see
That I "C-A-N be without you for a moment".

And I'm takin' the, taking the things on my To Do list.
Wrapping them up
And marking them "Don't Open 'Til Christmas."

If that'll give me one more hour with you,
Or maybe we should go move to another time zone.

Baby, don't you go nowhere,
Why don't we share another minute here, or two?
And if a second's a minute to you,
It's an hour to me,
So let's take the next week and let it go.

Let the little and big hands clap a little more.
The way they're clapping,
The way we click,
I think they deserve an encore.

And if time is supposed to define us,
Then I'm packing my things,
Grab a good realtor
To sell my spot in the "B's".

You can take my line in Websters
And wipe it clear.
That sort of definition won't keep me here

With you,
And me in the back of your eyes,
I can see there's no lies
About how you feel.

And it's beginning to come quite clear,
The end its nowhere near.
The moment-um is stopping us here.

Baby, don't you go nowhere,
Why don't we share another minute here, or two?
And if a second's a minute to you,
It's an hour to me,
So let's take the next week and let it go.

Let the little and big hands clap a little more.
The way they're clapping,
The way we click,
I think they deserve an encore.

So why should this end?
Who knows when I'll get the chance
To see you again, and again, and again, and again, and again.

So why should this end?
Who knows when we'll get the chance
To be here again, and again, and again, and again, and again.

Discography

CD: The Sooner You Accept It (2006)

Singles:

-"Can I Just Be Myself" #1 on the pop charts at Soundxposure.com (www.soundxposure.com/charts).

-"Open House" #2 on the rock charts at Soundxposure.com (www.soundxposure.com/charts).

"The Sooner You Accept It" in rotation on The Impact 88.9 FM (impact89fm.org)

Set List

Setlists can range in length from 30 min to 3 hours. Songs include tracks from the debut album "The Sooner You Accept It", a multitude of new unreleased tracks and an eclectic variety of covers.

Some examples of covered artists include:

-The Killers
-Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Franz Ferdinand
-Death Cab For Cutie
-Weezer
-OK Go
-Foo Fighters
-Beck