ROOTDOWN

ROOTDOWN

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ROOTDOWN is a Pop-Rock-Reggae band that captures the attitude of a sunny summer day. The infectious enthusiasm of the group's performance will have you smiling and moving your feet from the door to the dance floor. Think Beach Boys meets Beastie Boys and let the party begin!

Biography

ROOTDOWN’S NEW ALBUM IS AN INFUSION OF ROCK, POP AND TINGES OF REGGAE PRODUCED BY CHRIS STEVENS WHO HAS PRODUCED MAT KEARNEY, BLAKE SHELTON AND MOST RECENTLY CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S “COWBOY CASSANOVA”. THE ALBUM HAS READY RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT RADIO AIRPLAY WITH THE SINGLE “ALL I WANNA DO” AND HAS PICKED UP INTEREST IN THE FILM AND TV INDUSTRY AS WELL AS ATTRACTING ATTENTION FROM BOTH INTERSCOPE AND UNIVERSAL RECORDS. IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE ALBUM’S RELEASE, THE ALBUM SHOT UP THE ITUNES ALTERNATIVE CHARTS AND HAS ALREADY SURPASSED THE SALES OF THEIR PREVIOUS RELEASE “SUMMER OF LOVE.”

SINCE ROOTDOWN’S NACA DEBUT IN 2009, THE BAND HAS TOURED NATIONWIDE PLAYING AT OVER 60 COLLEGE CAMPUSES, MANY MULTIPLE TIMES. THEY HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF PERFORMING WITH SWITCHFOOT, THE NEW BOYZ, AUGUSTANA, SUGURCULT, PEPPER, TYRONE WELLS AND MANY OTHER NATIONAL TOURING ACTS. MOST CAMPUSES DESCRIBE THEIR ROOTDOWN PERFORMANCE AS “THE EVENT OF THE YEAR” WHICH IS WHY THEY CONTINUE TO BRING ROOTDOWN BACK TO THEIR CAMPUS.

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Lyrics

Sweet Love

Written By: P. Wright, M. Salinas, C. Paulsen, J. Michelson

I want your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet lovin in my life
I want your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet love I'll give you my life
whoa! whoa! whoa!

Oh I can't help but think about ya
Don't want to live this life with out ya
You bring me joy to me everyday in every way
There's so many things that i want to say
I sing a melody and you sing the harmony
Create a symphony play it for eternity
I'll push repeat on the song turn it up sing along
As our hearts beat as one

Cuz it's your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet lovin in my life
It's your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet love I'll give you my life
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Oh I can't help but think about ya
Don't want to live this life with out ya
cuz we stopped and I want to be
back headin to the top
she was like back on the scene
back in my dreams catchin my eyes that's the way that it seems
that you can get with this or you can get with that
but you should get with this cuz this is where it's at

Cuz it's your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet lovin in my life
It's your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet love I'll give you my life
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

I won't run won't run won't run
don't run don't run don't run away 2x

(guitar solo)

I want your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet lovin in my life
I want your sweet sweet lovin sweet sweet love I'll give you my life
whoa! whoa! whoa!

Baby Come Back

Written By: p. wright, j. michelson, m. salinas, c. paulsen

At 10:13 I realized I needed to apologize
So please don't hang up (please don't hang up)
We don't want to break up (don't want to break up)
I think we should make up
I'm knockin at your door so wake up

Baby come back I didn't mean that
I can be a better man so come back
Do you hear what I'm saying?
I think you're all that I can be a better man

Cruisin down the beach to the boulevard
Bob Marley's on the radio we're singing along
Feeling love like this makes me rich
If I had one more wish it'd be one more kiss with you
turn my dark skies into blue
like the eyes i'm looking into
didn't mean you wrong
open up your door and come along

chorus

At 808 when we realized this summer days become a summer night
So please girl wait up (please girl wait up)
we don't want to wake up (don't want to wake up)
knowing that we gave up (knowing that we gave up)
so please don't hang up

chorus

We graduated elevated now we're livin in love
and all the thoughts that I got are comin straight from above
and as i start to pursue this life with you
can you help me understand what to do

chorus

Your Love Is Taking Over Me

Written By: p. wright

When he was only five
his mom and dad would fight
he saw it every night
and thought that it was right
so later on in life
when he was thirty five
he did the same thing
to his own kids and wife
cryin Father Father I want my sons and my daughters back
cuz you can't and you won't can you tell me what time it is
Father Father can you forgive me for all that?
And He can and He will and He'll tell you what time it is

Your love is taking over me
Now I can finally see what it means to be free
Your love is taking over me
Now I can finally see what it means to be free
Oh oh oh oh

Now if you got some time
I'd like to share my rhymes
and bring the Son inside
and see your faces shine
but who am I to judge
my only job is love
so if you're feelin down
I want to live you up
and say Father Father I see your sons and daughters
so bring it back it's time to rock can you tell me what time it is
Father Father I see your sons and daughters
It's time for love so when we rock can you tell me what time it is

chorus

You saw me waiting
my heart was breaking
You taking me over
so I can fall in love again
You saw me waiting
my heart you invaded
You takin me over
so I can fall in love again
fall in love again 3x

Burrito Boy

Written By: p. wright

I fell in love with the girl at Burrito Boy
cuz she make me some good grub
I told her I'll take her out if she could uh huh what' s that?
make some mexican food make some mexican food
I know that it sounds rude but I love my mexican food

Can I get a carne asade con guacomole
nachos with just cheese salsa that'll rock ya
and a water with my order and hook up the lime
more than one time please

cuz I love my mexican food
I love my mexican food
I love my mexican food
I love my mexican

Tu es Madre es muy buenita
when she's in mi cocina
cookin me a mad burrito
well uh-oh if you know espanol
we'd all be in trouble
so lo siento just jokin
see comico when I be in Oregon
and I be flowin off the top off the top of my mind
I like the carne asadas and mucho of them limes
because

chorus

mucho gusto la comida
mucho gusto la comida
cuando esta tu madre en mi cocina
mucho gusto la comida
cuando esta tu madre en mi cocina
mucho gusto la comida
cuando esta tu madrees
muy caliente muy caliente

chorus

Discography

ROOTDOWN EP - 2007
Downloaded over 25,000 times since it's debut.

Summer of Love - 2009
Album reached as high as #6 on the ITunes Top Reggae Chart
Single "Taking Over Me" aired both on nationally and regionally broadcasted radio stations.

Tidal Wave - 2011
Shot up the iTunes Alternative charts in its first week of release
Already receiving top 40 airplay in the NW