Rufus Hawkins

Rufus Hawkins

BandRock

Some bands make a name for themselves by lighting up the stage with energy and emotion; others through their ability to craft captivating songs that listeners can relate to. Rufus Hawkins is striving to solidify their place among a select few bands that truly stand out across both aspects.

Biography

Some bands make a name for themselves by lighting up the stage with energy and emotion; others build a following through their ability to craft captivating songs that listeners can latch on to and relate with. Rufus Hawkins is striving to solidify their place among a select few bands that truly stand out across both aspects.

Rufus Hawkins is a rock band comprised of four friends from Tuscaloosa, AL. The band has been actively performing at venues across the southeast since February of 2007. Until now, the continual expansion of the band can be attributed to the strength of their live performances. However, with the release of their first EP in June of 2009, Rufus Hawkins believes music fans will have another compelling reason to check them out.

The bands influences are a melting pot ranging from Led Zeppelin to 311 and from The Beatles to Metallica. Through frequent experimentation over the last two years the band has developed a flair for creating fresh songs that allow these various influences to shine through. The bands debut E.P., which includes the acoustic ballad ‘KMRS’, and the powerful and melodic ‘Will I Meet You There?’ is going to be an instrumental step in the bands pursuit to bridge their commanding live performances with their songwriting capabilities.

Lyrics

Fourteen Days

Written By: Eric Vines

Vs. 1
I Wanna talk a walk down on the river,
take a look at what’s to see.
Been floatin’ on my back road driving,
don’t think they’ll ever catch me.

Pre – chorus
Though I fight with all I am, I cannot wait,
So they tell me, 'just breathe'

Chorus
I’ve been taking for fourteen days
I don’t feel the pain anymore
Change of season in fourteen days
This time I’ve found the cure

Vs. 2
Deep feelings you convey,
I drive we’re almost home.
Romance, now just a game,
I’d rather be alone.

Pre-Ch
Though I fight with all I am, I cannot wait,
So they tell me, 'just breathe'

Chorus
I’ve been taking for fourteen days
I don’t feel the pain anymore
Change of season in fourteen days
This time I’ve found the cure

Me and You

Written By: Eric Vines

Vs. 1
I cannot tell you how I feel inside,
You take me over before you even try.
The beating of my heart, feel through my fingertips.
The spell you’ve cast on me has just one cure for it.

Chorus
Come on, let’s leave baby
As the minutes pass I go crazy
I know you want it too
We’ll make the sun rise,
Me and You

Vs. 2
Your eyes, they tell me of a better way.
Sell my possessions, follow you today.
Your daddy must realize he raised a perfect 10,
So can he hate me for the way I feel within?

Chorus
Come on, let’s leave baby
As the minutes pass I go crazy
I know you want it too
We’ll make the sun rise,
Me and You.
Keep playing the same old game and
break me down to build me with your own hands
That's fine I'll be your fool,
We'll make the sun rise,
Me and You

Bridge
Hit me once again,
I need to feel how deep I'm in,
The walls are closing in,
but heightening the pleasure.
Meant for once or twice,
but that won't do, no not tonight,
We just might make sunrise,
Me and You together

Raise Another

Written By: Eric Vines

Vs.1
Young child, don't repeat everything I say.
Don't smile in single file, while they take it away.

Vs.2
Many came before you, and many are on the way.
Dig deep to search beneath, you've got the power to...

Chorus
I've got to feel it... In my soul
You're gonna need it... in time,
cause it won't be long til they Raise Another.

Vs. 3
Here, come tomorrow, we'll find another day.
Will you change the canvas or just retrace your narrow ways?

Chorus
I've got to feel it... In my soul
You're gonna need it... in time,
cause it won't be long til they Raise Another.

Outro
One shout for the resilence of our dying clan.
Shoot down the faking masses feasting on our bread.
One look into their eyes, you see they're already dead
Hold on to what you feel and you will rise in the end.

KMRS

Written By: Eric Vines

Vs. 1
Whole... when I say her,
with faith... in hope and truth.

Pre-Chorus
And as the sunlight led us on those days,
We made our way over the sea.
The preying creatures there below our feet,
could not deter us from the things we chose to be.

Chorus
Hopeless thought you were...
As the feelings poured down to blind your eyes,
frightened by each passing moment in time.
Pinned the photograph...
To remind that you were alive, showed me a new world through your eyes

Vs. 2
Bring back the summer days.
Take... me there with you

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

Will I meet you There?

Written By: Eric Vines

Vs.1
I try to see it your way sometimes,
I'd like to quell the fears inside,
but I've got a pocket full of anger,
and you've got a bucket full of pride

Chorus
Hey... will I meet you there?
Hey-eh... will I meet you there?

Vs.2
Sun pours in story-telling windows,
light gleams of those seated inside.
But when reason brings them sorrow,
they just run away and hide.

Chorus

Ending
One child may never see,
the things that breathe the life in me,
so can I lead when all still baffles me?

Discography

Will I Meet You There? (demo)
Fourteen Days (demo)
KMRS (demo)
Raise Another (demo)
Me and You (demo)
Feel Alive (demo)

Set List

Varies. We can play up to 45 minutes of original music. Additionally, we have over 30 cover songs we play.